CFANet Archives

November 2012

Volume XIII  No. 11

Always regard with esteem the name you were given;
 with praise and renown that it should endure.

The Editor's Corner

November is Family Stories Month
What better way to celebrate it than with stories of this year's
Annual Meeting in Athens, GA?
Here are a few - and we would love to hear more.

87 Meet in Athens
   The 37th Annual Callaway Meeting held in Athens, Georgia was a huge success with 87 family members and guests attending the four day gathering which included 2 dinner gatherings, a full day of genealogy & history presentations covered by 6 speakers, 2 tours into Washington and Wilkes County, GA and 4 bands performing at the hotel during our event.
   As meeting host, I can't say thank you enough for the commitment of all who participated, who traveled and encouraged their family members to attend.  We were truly blessed by excellent weather which provided beautiful days to see Callaway Plantation on Saturday and the Callaway Family Cemetery on Sunday.  Our speakers, Pete McCommons, Laura Williams Carter, Chantel Dunham, Dr. Sandy Calloway O'Donnell, Dr. Emory Allen Burton and Betty Slaton provided interesting programs on the history of Athens and it's world famous music scene, Internet genealogy, DNA, the Revolutionary Battle of Kettle Creek and the history of Callaway Plantation.
   Our schedule was packed with good southern food and plenty of Callaway hospitality.  We were honored to have 36 first time attendee, as well as, Avola Callaway, Pat Schnurr, Cary Moore and Sherrill Williams attending that brought together the old guard of the family association for the first time in many years.  Attendees traveled from 12 states; Gerogia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, California, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana, to be at this years meeting. 
   You can see pictures from this year's meeting @
Samuel Taylor Geer
SamuelGeer at

Editor's Note - A Great Big Thank You to Sam Geer for all his work providing us with a wonderful meeting!

Hi Donna,   

We attended the CFA meeting in Athens, GA.  Sam Geer did a wonderful job of coordinating and hosting the meeting.  I am sure we enjoyed it more than Joseph descendants because we were in Peter Callaway territory. (Job Sr., John, and others)  The tours on Saturday were excellent.  I especially like the visit to Kettle Creek Revolutionary Battle site, where I learned that Elizabeth Callaway (third wife) who m. Joshua Callaway 1771 was a daughter of Micajah Williamson  who fought in that battle.  Also I found at the museum Craven pottery made by Isaac Craven of NC who was a brother to my gr gr grandfather.  My middle name is Craven. 
I updated some of the Peter line while there.  I took the laptop and it worked beautifully to help people at the workshop.
Gene Callaway
call41 at

Editor’s note - I encourage each of you to send in articles for the e-Newsletter. It doesn’t have to be lengthy. It could be some "Callaway/Kellaway" news, a family story, a family photo, a favorite family recipe, results from your family line research, or any item you think would be of interest to our readers. Send them to me, and I will take care of adding them.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Current News


In Memory

Michael S. Veach, 52, of Lafayette, died Saturday morning, September 29, 2012 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born December 20, 1959 in Logansport, he was the son of Glen and Karen (Calloway) Veach of Ft. Myers, FL. Michael was a 1980 graduate of Harrison High School. He was married for 20 years to Sandra Oteham before they were divorced, and she lives in Lafayette. Michael worked for 30 years for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad as a welder and with the Maintenance of Way Dept., which takes care of the roadbeds, rails, and crossings. He retired from the railroad due to health. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church, the Lafayette Cruiser's Car Club, and the Lafayette Model Club. Michael enjoyed showing his car at area car shows, a Chrysler Newport Convertible he called "Big Red". In addition, Michael enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR races and supporting driver Casey Kahne, car #5. He also collected antiques, going to auctions and flea markets, supporting Purdue sports, especially men's and women's basketball. But most important, Michael loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving with his parents, Glen and Karen Veach of Ft. Myers, FL, his special companion with whom he made his home, Jackie Hicks, a son, Mark A. Veach (wife: Amanda) of Lafayette, a daughter, Rachel D. DeSonie (hus: Chad) of Richmond, IN, and a brother, James J. Veach (wife: Kathy) of Moberly, MO. Michael is also survived by his two grandsons, Klayton C. Veach and Ethan A. DeSonie, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his companion, Jackie's three sons, John Broady of Mulberry, Zachery and Christopher Hicks, both of Lafayette.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Editor's Note - Michael Veach descended from the Peter Callaway line as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Ebenezer Callaway
Eli Callaway
Timothy Callaway
Timothy M. Callaway
James Smith Callaway



CFA Genealogy


U. S. Joseph Callaway Line

~ From Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, U.S. School Yearbook, The Chilhowean, 1911

Anna Belle Callaway
Maryville, Tennessee

"Happy am I, from care I'm free!
Why aren't they all contented like me?"

English Literature; Theta Epsilon;
Varsity Basketball Team,
'08, '09, '10, '11
Captain Basketball Team, '10, '11
Member of Athletic Board of Control, '10, '11
President of Theta Epsilon, '11

Anna Belle will paddle her skiff
Across life's sea by teaching, if . . . .

Editor's Note - Anna Belle Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
Thomas Callaway
Thomas Callaway, Jr.
Joseph Woodson Callaway
Thomas Howard Callaway
James H. Callaway
Anna Belle Callaway

I would like to thank Gene Lierheimer for sending us the following obituary.

Another obituary from my Callaway line:  

Edra E. Callaway passed away on September 5, 2012 at Heartwood Homes care facility, Appleton, Wisconsin.
She was born November 18, 1920 in Greenview, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin and Ina (Adams) Callaway.
Edra graduated from Greenview High School in 1937 as class valedictorian, then from Peoria Illinois Business College before employment with Travelers Insurance Company. She later accepted employment in Springfield, at Sangamo Electric Company where she worked for many years, then with the State of Illinois Department of Child Welfare until her retirement in 1975. During her retirement Edra and her sister Louise lived in Springfield for 14 years until her sister’s death in 2004. Edra was known in her neighborhood for her beautiful flower gardens. After residing briefly at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Edra had resided at Heartwood Homes in Appleton since 2006.
Edra was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Louise (Charles, Jr.) Lockhart; her brother, Loren (Iantha) Callaway, and a half-sister Esther (Amos) Smith.
She is survived by a niece Marcia (David) Shank, Chapel Hill, NC; and nephews Roger (Terri) Callaway of Greenview; Kenneth (Carolyn) Lockhart of Springfield; Keith (Linda) Lockhart of Highland Village, TX; and Greg (Kay) Lockhart of Appleton, WI, plus several great-nieces and -nephews, friends, former neighbors and coworkers. 

The line is:

Joseph Callaway
James C Callaway
Edmund Callaway
William Dudley Callaway
John William Callaway
Edwin C Callaway
Edra Callaway
Gene Lierheimer
glierheimer at
Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935
from the Library and Archives Canada; 1908-1935 Border Entries; Roll: T-15264

Name: Powhate B Callaway
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Arrival Port: Coutts
Date of Arrival: 26 Oct 1923
Birth Location: Danville, Virginia
Gender: Male
Citizenship: American

Editor's Note - Powhatan states on this form from the Canadian Immigration Service that he intends to relocate to Canada. He is listed as married so I assume he has his wife and children with him. I could not find him on the 1930 census or in Social Security Death Index. It appears he has moved to Canada permanently. His line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
William Callaway and 1st wife Elizabeth Tilley
Charles Callaway
John Callaway
James B. Callaway
John McAllister Callaway
Powhatan Bouldin Callaway

I would like to thank Kermit Bridges for sending us information about Evergreen. Both his Bridges and his Callaway ancestors called it home. The line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
William Callaway and 1st wife Elizabeth Tilley
James Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Early
William C. Callaway
Nancy Elizabeth Trent Callaway and husband James Robertson Bridges
Edward Trent Bridges

Evergreen - This beautiful 19th century home is located in Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA. The following history of the house is from the application for the National Register of Historical Places.

Period One
Built for William Callaway, the ca. 1840 Period One house is a four-room, rectangular plan with two rooms up and two rooms down resting on a two-room brick basement. The one-to-five brick bond has a fifth row of Flemish bond with glazed headers decorating the south-end elevation (the north-end is covered by the Period Two house). Wood, six-over-six, double-hung sash windows with tenoned frames lights the interior spaces supported by a metal lintel set back from the face of the wall and obscured by a wood panel. The original shutters are missing while the shutter dogs remain. An off-centered brick chimney once sewed four fireplaces including the basement.
A standing-seam metal clad hip-roof covers the house with a simple boxed cornice and no fascia board. Symmetrically placed doors and windows pierce all three floors of the front façade and the corresponding rear elevation. A modern window was added to the south-end elevation, while the north-end elevation became part of the Period Two addition. A raised porch runs the length of the front facade and rest on brick posts with square hewn beams and circular sawn floor joists. The flat-sawn balustrade dates to ca. 1880.
The basement was habitable and very functional with both rooms entered from the front facade and an interior door in the brick partition wall allowed passage between them. The original vertical two-panel wood doors remains with their mortise-and-tenoned door frame and flat trim. The floor has been covered with concrete, the brick walls are 16" thick, and the floor joists were covered with nine-in. wide paneling during the 1930s.' The ceiling height is 6'-8". Running north to south, the north basement room contains a fireplace with a simple wood surround. Windows with recessed metal lintels light the rooms.
The first floor is entered from the front facade porch. As below in the basement, both of the first floor rooms can be entered from the porch with an interior door between them. The first room (south) serves as the kitchen. A large fireplace is centered in the interior wall with a full wooden surround. This room has been modernized with new appliances and linoleum tile covering the original wood floor. A heavy mantelpiece that is 52-in. high with 14-in.wide tapered pilasters surrounds the fireplace opening. All window trim and baseboards are flat, square boards. A pedimented crown frames the doors.
A window pierces the rear (west) wall and a small modern window lights the south-end wall. Corner sidewinder steps have been removed from the southeast corner of the kitchen that originally reached the isolated bedroom above. The original four-panel door from the kitchen allows entry into the current dining room (north). The center chimney with an open fireplace is framed with a full surround, and recessed shelves are situated between the fireplace and the west wall. Symmetrically placed windows on the west and east walls light the room. The original random width (4 3/4 to 5 1/4 in.) oak floorboards are bordered with eight-in. high baseboards.
A four-in. thick chair rail is on four walls at a 2-ft.-4-in. height. The walls are painted lath and plaster about ten-ft. in height.
Corner sidewinder steps lead from the dining room to the bedroom above. This bedroom is larger than the other and was heated by the center fireplace. The narrow, south bedroom was accessed only from the kitchen and was not heated and may have served as a servant's room. During the 1960s, the Sumrells removed the sidewinder steps and put a door between the two rooms.

Period Two
In 1858, the well-known Roanoke Valley builder Benjamin Deyerle purchased the property, and by 1861 had added the Italianate side-gable and wing brick section. The house was probably finished after the Civil War with its decorative wood detailing completed after 1880 when the first railroad line reached Rocky Mount. Deyerle continued to live in Roanoke County and used Evergreen as a second "country" home. Known more for his Greek Revival style, he may have felt more liberated and able to experiment with the new Italianate style that he most likely had taken from a recently published pattern book found in the town of Big Lick. This asymmetrical section was centered on the north-end elevation of the ca. 1840 Period One house forming a roughly T-shape plan, with the projecting gable wing accented by a bay window and verge boards. This two-story section rests on a raised basement slinhtlv higher than the original house.
The two-over-two wood sash windows are missing their shutters but retain their shutter dogs. A low-pitched, cross-gable roof clad with standing-seam metal covers the house with a bracketed cornice, return eaves, and verge boards accenting the gable ends.
The recessed front porch is original with raised brick piers, square posts with brackets, flat-sawn balustrade, and cornice brackets, eight-foot wide stone steps, and a standing-seam metal shed roof. Three-light sidelights and a two-light transom frame the original solid wood Italianate-style front door. The south side elevation of the house features a first-floor single-door entrance sheltered by a portico with a brick staircase. The current owners report that the front stone steps and the side brick steps were replaced during Henry (Benjamin's son) Deyerie's occupation.
The raised brick basement also has a concrete covered floor, interior brick walls, and windows for lighting, but does not have a fireplace as in the Period One section. The ceiling is 6'-11," the 2 x 9" ceiling joist are circular sawn, and the door has four raised panels.
The Period Two section can be reached from either the raised front porch, side porch, or through the Period One section. From the front door, one enters into the center hall with the staircase along the south wall, an entrance into the Period One section at the end of the hall, and two flanking parlors. The two to three-in, wide floorboards on the first and second floors are tongue-and-groove heart pine bordered with a 6-in. high baseboard. The ceilings are about 10-ft. in height. The original doors contain four elongated raised panels.
The west parlor features tall two-over-two wood sash windows and a fireplace with an elaborate, curved Italianate mantelpiece that was originally marbleized. The current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Poff have restored all the fireplaces. The parlor in the projecting south wing also was heated by a fireplace with a less elaborate Italianate surround, and is lighted by tall two-over-two sash windows and a projecting bay window. A picture rail lines this room. The side porch is reached from the parlor as well as a rear room that has been converted into a bathroom and laundry.
The center hall staircase consists of a straight run that curves onto the landing of the second floor. Board-and-batten siding covers the stair carriage and there are two narrow turned balusters per tread. The square newel post features etching and a turned newel cap. The second floor landing leads to flanking west and east bedrooms, an added door in the south-rear wall for access into the Period One bedrooms, and a door out to the first-floor porch roof with views over the bottomlands of the Blackwater River to the north. The bedrooms match the parlors below in description and size.

1998 PIF: This was (and presently is) one of the handsomest houses in Franklin County. The farm originally contained 4,500 acres.

It still overlooks fine fields that gradually slope to the distant hills. The front of the house has a long brick herringbone walk edged on each side by 100+ year old English boxwood. The house has very elaborate cornices and ornaments in each of the gables. The entrance steps, eight in number, are each of split stone, approximately nine feet long and a little less than two feet wide. The risers to these steps are of brick and the effect is unusual and attractive. A long porch leads into the wide entrance hall. From this hall a circular stairway leads to the third floor. On one side of the hall is a room with wide fireplace and carved mantel and bookcases on each side of the fireplace. On the other side is a room with a large bay window which has a door that leads to a side porch. At the back of the hall a door leads into a smaller room which contains the back stairway, and a closet with double doors on one side of the mantel, the present dining room. This room leads to the present kitchen. Both the dining room and kitchen open onto a long back porch. Another long brick herringbone walk leads from the front side of the house to this back porch. Tall American boxwood are at the end of the walk.

Historical Background
In 1809, Colonel James Callaway willed to his son William Callaway 4,500 acres of fertile lands worth an estimated 6654 pounds on both sides of the Blackwater River, five-mi. west of Rocky Mount. Col. James Callaway (1736-1809) was a leading citizen of Bedford County and was an important and powerful man during Franklin County's formative years even though he never lived in Franklin County. He served in the French and Indian War, and was a member of the House of Burgesses from Bedford County from 1776-1769. Callaway earned the title of Colonel from the Revolutionary War and received a land grant for his services.
Callaway lived in Bedford County but owned property and buildings in Franklin County including the Washington Iron Furnace in Rocky Mount with four dwellings. Reportedly, it was in one of these four houses that the first meeting to establish Franklin County's first courthouse was held on January 2, 1786. Known today as The Farm, the original one-story frame house has had many additions. Colonel Callaway was a prosperous man, as he also owned the Oxford Iron Works on the James River at Lynchburg and the Chiswell Lead Mines on the New River in southwest Virginia as well.
The Washington Iron Furnace is one of the oldest (1770) and best preserved iron furnaces in the Commonwealth, and helped established the courthouse town of Rocky Mount, Virginia. In 1779,
Jeremiah Early and Callaway bought the furnace from its original owner John Donelson. Two years later, Early died, and his son later sold enough interest in the ironworks for Callaway to own two thirds of the business. Callaway managed the Washington Iron Furnace until his death in 1809, when it continued to flourish under the new ownership of the Saunders brothers of Rocky Mount. William Callaway (1779-1855) was the second son of James and Elizabeth Early Callaway. William represented Franklin County in the state legislature for five different terms between 1812 and 1835. Callaway inherited the property in 1809 and did not build on it until 1821, as he may have resided in Rocky Mount. The Franklin County land tax books indicate that in 1820 the 4500 acres was valued at $19,992.80. In 1821, however, $500 appears to the sum added on account of buildings, boosting its worth to $20,550. It is possible that the $500 denotes a one-story brick house that was built on the north side of the Blackwater River and no longer associated with the nominated parcel.
Callaway farmed the land and owned a number of slaves. The 1830 Franklin County census indicates he possessed 27 slaves, and in 1840 the number increased to 45 slaves with 15 people employed in agriculture. In 1840, the Franklin County land tax books show a $1,000 increase for buildings owned by William Callaway, which given the architectural evidence, most likely dates the Period One house built on the south side of the Blackwater River. The 1850 Products of Agriculture census shows that William Callaway has 37-acres of improved land and 3,300-acres of unimproved land. The cash value of his farm is $30,000. His livestock consists of 15 horses, 22 milk cows, 11 working oxen, 80 sheep, and 185 swine for a total value of $1,580.
Callaway produced 470 bushels of wheat, 200 bushels of rye, 3,250 bushels of Indian corn, 3,000 bushels of oats and $4376 pounds of tobacco. The census record that same year shows that his 18 year-old grandson, Edward T. "Ned" Bridges was living with the 72-year old Callaway.
On July 14, 1854, William Callaway willed to his grandson "Ned" Bridges his: Mansion-house tract of land ... called Evergreen which tract was given to me by my father.. .and also all of my lands.. .all of my horses, stock of every kind, household and kitchen furniture, agricultural implements used on said lands, growing crops, provisions laid in for family consumption and all monies due me at my death.. .
William Callaway died a year later after farming the land for 46 years. Edward Trent "Ned" Bridges was the son of James Robertson Bridges and his first wife Nancy Elizabeth Trent Callaway from Richmond. Elizabeth was the only child born to William Callaway and Ann "Nanny" Crump Callaway. "Ned" Bridges graduated from both the Virginia Military Institute (1848) and the University of Virginia (date unknown) where he studied medicine. Married Sarah Pope Claytor, and served as Captain of the Confederate Troop "0" under the command of Ambrose C. Dunn and was a friend of General J.E.B. Stuart. Bridges was one of the wealthiest men in Franklin County having inherited the estate of his grandfather William Callaway, and of his mother, who was an heiress. Bridges also owned Allegheny Springs Resort in Montgomery County, of which only the springhouse remains."
Bridges owned the Franklin County property from July, 1855 to September, 1856, when he sold 1,500-acres on the north side of Blackwater River to James F. Johnson and William Taylor by deed of trust dated September 17, 1856. Bridges is reputed to have been a gambler and card player, and to have lost $90,000 in a card game, which forced him to relinquish his land in Franklin County and 74 of Allegheny Springs totaling $97,500. On April 10, 1857, Bridges conveyed 4,500-acres (including the first 1,500-acres given to Johnson and Taylor) to John O.L. Goggin of Lynchburg. On May 11, 1858, Hill Carter of Shirley Plantation (NRHP 18-22) in Charles City County bought the land from Goggin and Johnson, as trustees, for $39,500."
Hill Carter's (1796-1875) ownership of Evergreen can be viewed as a speculative investment because he only owned it for a little over one month. On June 30, 1858, Hill Carter sold the original Callaway grant of 4,500 acres to Benjamin Deyerle of Roanoke County for $58,420, making an $18,920 profit. In a letter dated July 25, 1858, Hill Carter wrote Benjamin Deyerle: How do you get on with your new purchase in Franklin, I hope it may turn out well, and I have no doubt with your energy and good management it will make your fortune. My people down here were sadly disappointed at my selling out, and abused me roundly for it. I ought to have held on to it but I could not get on with those people up in Franklin, and it was too far from my home here and too far from market.

Evergreen is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. See what a magnificent place it is. These photos were taken in 1999.

Editor's Note - I would like to thank Lisa Williams, Archives Assistant, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, Virginia for her act of kindness in sending me these wonderful pictures of the home.

U. S. Peter Callaway Line

The following article was submitted by CFA Member John J. Zoch, and published in the 2002 CFA Journal.

Civil War Marker Installed

William Monroe Callaway, who died 140 years ago in 1862, has finally had his marker installed in Oakwood Cemetery Virginia. John J. Zoch, Sr. of Seaford, Delaware, reports that his ancestor William, who was born 1837 in Sussex County, Delaware, was a 1st Sergeant of the 17th Georgia, Company "K".

Linda Snow Davis, of Georgia, is the author of a book shortly to be released on the 17th Georgia Regiment and in which appear details of William M. Callaway's service in, as John describes, "This tragic episode in American history". William's resting place and the SSRF web site can be viewed at:

William Monroe (Buck) Callaway, aged 24 years, 1st Sergeant in Captain George H. Pickett's 17th Georgia Regimental Volunteer Infantry, Company "K",  Webster County Guards", died in Service to his Confederate Nation, on January 7, 1862, at the Georgia Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, Grave 89, Division "A", Row "C".

William M. Callaway is described as 5 feet 10 inches high, fair complexion and eyes, dark hair, and by profession a farmer. William enlisted as a Private on August 15, 1861 for the duration of the war.

William M. Callaway is the 4th Great Grandson of Peter Callaway of Somerset, Maryland. William was born in Sussex County, Delaware in the year 1837, to Elijah M. Callaway, b. 1793 Sussex Co., DE & d. C. 1850 GA, and Sarah Sallie Leary, b. 1801 GA. William was one of six known siblings that included, Elijah J. Marlow Callaway - b. 1820, Ann, Sarah - born 1830, James B. Wilson Callaway - b. 1832, Susan - b. 1834.

1st Sergeant William M. Callaway, leaves behind a wife, Keziah M. W. Callaway - born 1836 - age 26 years in 1862, a son - Thomas T. Callaway - born 1857 - age 5 years in 1862, and a daughter, Mary T. B. Callaway - born January 1860 - age 2 years in 1862. Upon his death, William's personal property was valued at $45.

My Family Tree Maker software puts William M. Callaway as my fourth cousin, four times removed. After all these years, a stone is to be dedicated this June 1st, 2002 at William's resting place. My wife and I have donated placement money for the Virginia Flat Stone Marker.

CFA Member, John J. Zoch, Sr. of Seaford, Delaware, is a descendant of Sarah Emeline Callaway of Delaware, b. 5-2-1827 - d. 2-10-1908. John is an eighth great grandson of Peter Callaway of Somerset County, Maryland.

Editor's Note - William Monroe Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
John Callaway, Jr.
Levin Callaway
Levin Callaway, Jr.
Elijah Marlow Callaway
William Monroe Callaway

Other C/K Lines

Who Am I ?

~ From the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S. Yearbook, The Jayhawker, 1911

Kathleen Margaret Callaway, LL. B. (Bachelor of Laws)
Greenleaf, Kansas
Secretary, Junior, Middle and Senior Laws
"The Most Popular Girl in the Law School"


Kathleen is a "Mystery Callaway".  Her father is William H. Callaway, born April 1863 in Ohio, who married Laura M. Griffith in 1888 in KS. Laura was born Aug 1867 in PA. They had 2 other daughters besides Kathleen; Enid born Nov 1891 and Mary Fern born Feb 1894. Does anyone recognize this family?

I would like to thank Lesley Haigh for sending us further information on the two different James Robert Kellaways discussed in last month's newsletter.

Hello Donna, 

After your October 2012 newsletter item on James Robert Kellaway perhaps we should clarify what has been found. 

The James Robert Kellaway of the Natal Police who died aged 24 in 1902 remains a “Mystery Kellaway”

However, the James Robert Kellaway we found who might have been him apparently did move with his parents to Pennsylvania in about 1884 where he subsequently married someone called Lola. James had several siblings born in PA and had at least four children himself.

I thought perhaps someone in the USA might realise they link to this family so here is a summary of the line which begins in Dorset and Cornwall UK. 

EDWARD CALWAY & CECILY HALLSON m.04 Feb 1795 Broadwindsor Dorset

CHARLES KELWAY (Colyton 1805) & 1) GRACE CHINN m.04 Jun 1826 Phillack, Cornwall

JOHN KELLAWAY(1828 Phillack) & LOUISA WALKER m.1852 Tavistock 

JAMES KELLAWAY 1854 Cork, Ireland & GRACE ANN STAMFORD SMITH m.30 Sep 1876 Northumberland


James Robert                         1877 Cramlington  Northumberland   m.Lola PA

Melora (Laura)                        1882 Cramlington  Northumberland

John                                       1884 Pennsylvania

Emma                                      1886 PA

Joseph                                    1889 PA

William                                    1891 PA

George V                                 1898 PA

Ernest R                                  1908 (Grandson) 

JAMES ROBERT KELLAWAY 1877 &          LOLA               Coal Miner then Railroad Worker


John W                                    1904 PA

Robert D                                  1907 PA

Louise M                                  1909 PA

Laura                                       1918 PA 

As you can see they moved around rather a lot! In PA they lived in Reynoldsville, Barnesboro, Spangler, West Pike Run and North Huntingdon. Can anyone connect or tell us more about what happened to them in America? 

Best Wishes,

les.haigh at


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If you think you may have ancestry in common, why not try to contact the query submitter. Perhaps you can start a dialogue and share family information.


Query # 592
Subject – Drury Callaway
Submitter - Tom Owen,  State Genealogist, Georgia Society SAR
email - towen50 at

Callaway Family Question: 
Have exhausted all local avenue's on Drury Callaway information.. We do know that he was a substantial
land owner in the 1830's & 1840's... Something happen in the 50's, maybe a stroke etc., after his wife died..

He was married in neighboring Lincoln Co. 1825 and that record and census from 1830--1860 exist.

Question: Doing local research for Henderson/Danner families we could not ID Drury children for confirmed

Drury daughter (Elizabeth Ann Callaway) married in 1847 (Wilkes) to Abraham Danner..  We see a D. Callaway
on 1860 census with Eliz & Abra, but id'ed as D. Callaway age 59..   It fits, but again not enough evidence
to suggest father/daughter relationship as Elizabeth went by Betsey and her 1909 obit is B. A. Danner.

Drury, according to deed records of heirs, was the son of Jacob and grandson of Job Callaway. they are all in Wilkes County, GA....

Callaway Family Question:   Does the archive or family association have any family data on the children
of Drury Callaway ?   1800--1860.

Anything on the Drury children in genealogical form would help local research on DAR & SAR applications
and further expand Callaway family lines. 

Thomas Owen (Tom)
State Genealogist
Georgia Society SAR

Editor's Note - Drury Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Job Callaway, Sr.
Jacob Callaway
Drury Callaway

Query # 593
Subject -
George Callaway
Submitter - Nancie Rineer
email - steverineer at

I see in the CFA Joseph Callaway file that George Callaway listed as a son of Thomas and Lucinda (Anderson) was born in 1824 and died in 1854, but shows no documentation to his death date. I can't get past the possibility that this is my George.  However, my George lived past 1880 in Missouri.
He married Martha Linville, their children were James, William, John, Joseph, Amanda, Betty, twins Serelda and Serepta, George, Hannah, Henry, Martha and Allen.  Serelda was killed or died when young. I find a Mary listed on 1850 census but never again and she was not listed on my notes. This information is hand written by my Grandmother Lilly Callaway. 

Do you have documentation that the George in your file did in fact die in 1854?
Thanks in advance.
Nancie Rineer

Editor's Note - The George Callaway b. 1824 d. 1854 that is in our file, descends as follows:
Joseph Callaway
William Callaway and wife Elizabeth Tilley
James Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Early
Thomas Callaway
George Callaway


In Closing


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Until next time,
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* ~ From the preface of The "Visitations of the County of Somerset in the years 1531 et seq" by Frederic William Weaver M.A. Oxon. (1885), translated from the Latin.

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