Person:James Callison (3)

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James Callison
d.Bef. 16 Jun 1789 Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Callison (add)
  • M.  Spouse (add)
m. bef. 1722
  1. Margaret Callisonbet 1722-1730 - 1790
  2. James CallisonAbt 1722 - Bef 1789
m. bef. 1744
  1. Elinore CallisonABT 1744 -
  2. Jean CallisonABT 1744 -
  3. Mary CallisonABT 1745 -
  4. John CallisonABT 1746 -
  5. Isabella CallisonABT 1747 - BEF 1792
  6. Agnes 'Nancy' CallisonABT 1749 -
  7. James CallisonBEF 1750 -
  8. Robert CallisonABT 1753 - BEF 1840
  9. William CallisonABT 1755 -
  10. Dorothy CallisonABT 1761 -
  11. Margaret CallisonABT 1763 -
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Name James Callison
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1722 County Armagh, Ireland
Marriage bef. 1744 Poss. Augusta County, Virginiato Isabella Unknown
Death? Bef. 16 Jun 1789 Augusta County, Virginia

James Callison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:CallisonJamesBeverleyNM226&230acres.jpg

James Callison's land (Beverley Manor NM, 226 & 230 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

The first two are listed consecutively:

  • Page 614.--28th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to James Callison, 276 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner William Ledgerwood. Teste: Nathanial Davies.
  • Page 617.--Same to same (From William Beverley to James Callison), 230 acres on Nutt's Creek in Beverley Manor. Corner John Linn; McNabb's corner; Bigham's line.
  • Vol. III Page 291 Deed Book No 3 page 74 29 November 1750 - James Carolile to JAMES CALLISON 275 acres L.C.P. Granted 10th April 1745 by Beverley. Recorded in Secretary's office; corner Wm. Hamilton; Corner Wm. Elliott, on the Laurel Hill (Note: Sold in 1778 to James McChesney)


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 409.—31st May, 1769. James Callison (Calleson) and Isble ("Esable") ( ) to Gasper Taylor. £50, 230 acres on Nut's Mill Creek, corner John Lynn's land; McNabb's corner, Bigham's line. Delivered: Casper Tayler. April, 1773.
  • GRANTOR INDEX TO DEEDS AUGUSTA COUNTY VA - June 20, 1769 James and Isabell CALLISON to Gasper Taylor B & S Book 15 Page 408. Release Page 409.
  • AUGUSTA COUNTY INDEX TO DEEDS - March 17, 1778 GRANTORS: CALLISON, JAMES & Isabella to James McChesney, Book 22 page 248 for 150 pounds 275 acres on the waters of little river of calf pasture, corner William Hamilton to William Elliot to Laurel Hill originally conveyed to James Callison by Robert Carolile.

Will of James Callison

Abstract of Will:

  • Page 158.--14th November, 1787. James Callison's will (Sr.)---To wife, Isabella; to son, Robert; to daughter, Dorothy; to son, James; to granddaughter, Isabella Callison, daughter to son John, unmarried; to son, John; to son, William; to daughter, Jean; to daughter, Agness; to daughter, Mary; to daughter, Eloner; to daughter, Isabella; to daughter, Margaret. Teste: Wat Cunningham, James Peerey, Joseph Blair. Proved, 16th June, 1789, by Blair and Peery. Executors qualify.


Entire Will as listed in Chalkley's:

Will of James Callison

In the name of God Amen, I James Collison Senior of the County and Parish of Augusta and state of Virginia being sick and weak of body but sound of mind and perfect in my memory, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do therefore constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament and first of all i give my soul to the Almighty who gave it to me hoping to receive the same again at the general resurrection, through the Almighty Power, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the directions of my executors whom I shall hereafter nominate and appoint and touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life.
I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following. Viz:
1st I allow all my just debts and the necessary funeral expenses to be paid out of my movable estate
2nd I bequeath to my loving wife Isabella her own riding mare and a good saddle and bridle and likewise one third of my movable estate that shall not hereafter be otherwise bequeathed to be at her disposal as she may think proper with the mansion house and one third of my land during her natural life
3rd I bequeath to my son Robert Callison one third of my land during the life of my wife Isabella and life of my daughter Dorothy and at the decease of my wife and daughter Dorothy that he my son Robert shall have and enjoy the full half of my land to himself his heirs and assigns forever. like wise, I bequeath to my son James the mare that is called his mare and a little small horse called Harrey
5th, I bequeath to my grand daughter, Isabella Callison, the daughter of my son John Callison a mare colt that is named to her I likewise allow that my wife Isabella and my two sons Robert and James to portion her off when she marries according to their ability in manner I have done to my own daughters
6th, I bequeath to my daughter Dorothy my bay mare and I will and bequeath that my wife Isabella and my two sons Robert and James shall find and procure for her a good comfortable sustenance and maintenance during her natural life
7th I bequeath my son John Callison the sum of five shillings sterling as his full share in my estate
To my son William Callison the sum of five shillings sterling as share in my estate.
To my daughter the sum of five shillings as his full share in my estate. (written like this)
To my daughter Jane the sum of five shillings sterling as her full share in my estate
To my daughter Agnes the sum of five shilling sterlings as her full share in my estate.
To my daughter Mary the sum of five shillings sterling as her full share in my estates.
To my daughter Eloner the sum of five shilling sterling as her full share in my estate.
To my daughter Isabella the sum of five shillings sterling as her full share in my estate
To my daughter Margaret the sum of five shillings sterling as her full share of my estate
8th I bequeath the residue of my movable estate to my two sons Robert and James to be equally divided between them, likewise, I will and allow that they be vested with full power and authority to sell and dispose of the land and make a conveyance of the same, with the approbation of my wife Isabella. But against her will and inclination it shall not be sold during her natural life. and lastly I nominate,ordain, constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Isabella and my son Robert Callison to be whole and sole Executors to and of this my last will and testament and further I revoke, disannul and disallow of all the former wills and testaments heretofore by me made ratifying and confirming this and this only to be my last will and testament and it only to be good and valid in law In witness where of I have hereunto set my have and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven hundred and in the twelfth year of the America Independing
Sign Sealed Published and declared in presence of us. H. Cunningham, James Perry, Joseph Blair. presented to court Augusta County June 16th 1789.

[Source: Will Book 7 Page 158 Augusta County, Virginia]


Processioning List of 1759

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Page 260.--1759: Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham, for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm. Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter.

Records of James Callison

  • Chalkey Vol. III - Page 25 - Abstracts of Wills -page 433 18th June 1752, James Bell's further appraisement. due by James Kirk, Andrew Foster, JAMES CALLISON, Thomas Armstrong, Daniel McNaire, Andrew Kinkade and Charles Clendennen
  • Vol. 1 page 306 Judgements, November 1752 - Bell vs CALLISON - James Bell vs James Callison (otherwise lately called James Callison in the settlement Albemarle County, Va)
  • RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VA Chalkey - Page 48 James Callison on grand jury.
  • AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK - Page 154 1755 John Risk and John Shields processioned as follows: vis; For JAMES CALLISON, etal.
  • AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT WILL BOOK NO. 2. - ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. - 22d August, 1755. Sarah Haw's bond as administratrix of Henry Haws, with sureties Mathew Patton, JAMES CALLISON
  • BETHEL AND HER MINISTERS by Herbert S. Turner, DD
Page 24: the first mention of North Mountain in the records of Hanover Presbytery shows that one member of the congregation had made an issue of this matter before presbytery.
Samuel Davies Church. August 10, 1756:
"A petition from ye session of ye north Mountain congregation in Augusta, was presented to ye Presbytery, requesting that one of ye members may be sent thither to moderate in ye session in determining a difference between Mr. Brown and JAMES CALLISON"
"The minutes of Hanover Presbytery which follow show that Mr. Brown was a "New Side" minister and pastor of new Providence Church and that he had refused to baptize one of Mr. Callison's children. Mr. Callison stood his ground and Mr. Brown was summoned before Presbytery to defend his action".
"James Callison entered a general complaint against the Rev. Mr Brown and the Presbytery desire him to draw up his complaint more explicitly in order that it may be judged of at our next and also that the evidence of Samuel Downey, John Trimble and James Phillips, attend in person on the Presbytery of send their evidence taken upon oath before a magistrate and that Mr. Brown appear and make his defence. This same year 1758, the Synod of Philadelphia and the Synod of new York were reunited and the whole issue was dropped. It is possible that James and Isabell may be buried at this church.
  • VIRGINIA LAND GRANT, Callison, James May 12, 1759 Augusta County 175a. On Jacksons River.
  • Patents No. 34, 1756-62, p. 358, Note: Sold 1760 to James Bourland
  • GRANTOR INDEX TO DEEDS Augusta County - 21 May 1760 for James Callison grantor to James Bourland grantee for a bill of sale 30lbs for 175 acres on Jackson's River. teste: James Ward, James Lockridge- B&S Book 8, Pg 330 Release page 332
  • Aug.Co Court 22 Sep 1763; Estate of Naphtely GREGORY, dec'd; Account of the Sale of Estate of Naphtely Gregory at Publick Vendue 10 Sep 1760: (List of Buyers): Robt. Armstrong, James Bell, Wm. Bell, Major John Brown, JAMES CALLISON, John Dean, Joshua Ewings, Wm. Fitzgerrald, Andw. Foster, John Jameson, John Jardone, Thos. Kirkpatrick, John McClinic, Wm. McClintock, Wm. McCutchen, Moses More, Richard Morrison, Robert Scott, Saml. Vance, John Warwick, Joseph Waughup, Michael Weaver, James William, Saml. Young. By Mary Gregory, his wife
  • Will Book 3 Augusta County, Virginia, 9th July, 1761. Francis Donnally's will--Wife, Sarah (and the child she now bears); six sons, Samuel, Henry, Francis, William, John, James; daughter, Mary. Executors, wife, Wm. Ledgerwood, JAMES CALLISON. Teste: John Berryhill, David Scott, Alex. McFeeters, Archibald Armstrong. Proved. 18th August, 1761, by McFeeters and Armstrong. Executors qualify, with Thomas Meek and Hugh Martin. Sarah's mark ( ). Callison's mark ( ). Meek's mark ( ). Ledgerwood's mark ( ).
  • September 16, 1762 in Augusta Co. VA Blackwood vs Callison Know all men and C. that we, JAMES CALLISON and Richard Morris both of Augusta stand indebted to Willam Blackwood, and C. and C. 16th September 1762 test Robert Conningham and Samuel Cloyd.
  • RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VA Chalkey Vol. 1 page 174 - Order book No XV August 19, 1773, page 164 Robert Graves, runaway servant of JAMES CALLISON.
  • AUGUSTA COUNTY INDEX TO DEEDS - March 17, 1778 GRANTORS: CALLISON, JAMES & Isabella to James McChesney, Book 22 page 248 for 150 pounds 275 acres on the waters of little river of calf pasture, corner William Hamilton to William Elliot to Laurel Hill originally conveyed to James Callison by Robert Carolile.
  • RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VA by Chalkey Vol. 2 - page 430 JAMES CALLISON tithable 1781. William McPheeters List.
  • VIRGINIA TAX PAYERS OTHER THAN LISTED IN US CENSUS by Fathergill, 1782-1787 Augusta County, JAMES CALLISON
  • AUGUSTA COUNTY PERSONAL PROPERTY LIST 1787 Census of Va, Tax list A - JAMES CALLISON with Robert age 16-21 (born 1766-1771). James over 21, 7 horses, 13 cattle.
  • PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST 1788 - JAMES CALLISON with Robert and James Jr both over age 21
  • The date of Isabell's death is not known but one of the provisions of James will was that the property not be sold while she was still living. Some property was sold in 1809 so is presumed to have died before then.
  • May 23, 1809 Augusta County, Virginia, Robert and James Callison sell to George and Jacob Palmer Book 35 page 119.


Information on James Callison

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/callison.html

2. James3 Callison ([Unknown]2, [Unknown]1) was born Abt. 1722 in County Armagh, Ireland, and died Bef. 16 Jun 1789 in Augusta Co., VA. He married Isabella [Unknown] Abt. 1732 in Prob. Ireland. She was born in Prob. Ireland, and died in Prob. VA.

Notes for James Callison:

James and Isabella came over in 1749, was for some time in Albemarle Co., VA, and then settled in Augusta Co, VA. James and Isabella lived for some time in Augusta Co. Virginia and James seems to have made quite a name for himself. He worked on a road construction crew and served as witness for several legal documents in courts. He also owned some land as did some of his sons.

He died in 1789. His will was proved the 16th of June 1789. Some indicate that he died in 1787.

Mentioned in his will were his children : Robert, Dorthy, James, John, William, Jean, Agness,

Mary, Eloner, Isabella, Margaret. He mentioned one grandchild, Isabella daughter of John.

Ref: Chronicle of Scotch Irish Settlers in Virginia. Augusta County Virginia Vol. 1 - 3. There is an indication he resided for some time in Albemarle Co., VA.

16 Sep 1762 in Augusta Co. VA Blackwood vs Callison Know all men and C. that we James Callison and Richard Morris both of Augusta stand indebted to Willam Blackwood, and C. and C. 16th September 1762 test Robert Conningham and Samuel Cloyd. Court Settlement for Albermarle Co. VA Bell vs Callison James Bell vs James Callison (otherwise lately called James Callison in the settlement Albermarle Co. VA) Nov,1752.

VIRGINIA LAND GRANT

Callison, James May 12, 1759 Augusta County 175a. On Jacksons River, Patents No. 34, 1756-62, p. 358
James sold this land in 1760 for 30 pounds.
On 18 Nov 1767 vice overseer of Road from McCreering's to James Moffett's.


Children of James Callison and Isabella [Unknown] are:

+ 4 i. Elinore4 Callison, born Abt. 1744 in Prob. Ireland.
+ 5 ii. Jean Callison, born Abt. 1744 in Prob. Ireland; died in of OH.
+ 6 iii. Mary Callison, born Abt. 1745 in Prob. Ireland; died Bef. 1800.
+ 7 iv. John Callison, born Abt. 1746.
+ 8 v. Isabella Callison, born Abt. 1747; died Bef. 05 Nov 1792 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.
9 vi. Agnes 'Nancy' Callison, born Abt. 1749. She married Thomas Blair 07 May 1795.
+ 10 vii. James Callison, Jr., born Bef. 1750.
+ 11 viii. Robert Callison, born Abt. 1753 in Augusta Co., VA; died Bef. 1840 in Todd Co., KY.
+ 12 ix. William Callison, born Abt. 1755.
13 x. Dorothy Callison, born Abt. 1761.
+ 14 xi. Margaret Callison, born Abt. 1763 in Augusta Co., VA.


From Rootsweb.com post:

From: GNEOLOG@aol.com Subject: [CALLISON] Notes on James and Isabella Callison Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 16:50:52 EDT


For any descendants of James and Isabella Callison, here are my notes on this couple. If anyone has anything more, I surely would appreciate them. I thought it might be beneficial to take each of those males in the earlier email and compare notes. If this would not be beneficial-- just say so. I am really hoping to get help duplicating some of work on other lines that I lost my files for. So here goes with James and Isabella. I won't send anymore for awhile till everyone has had a chance to add their two cents worth to this file. All of you from my John and Jane McClure Callison family-- this is your line. Take care

Marilyn

The birth and Marriage of James is unknown. He is thought to have immigrated from County Armagh, Ireland but the year is unknown. The James Callison who married their daughter, Mary, came from County Armagh, Ireland and court records indicate that the two Callisons were related.

Augusta County, Va court records on March 21, 1806, This day Robert Collason (son of James) made oath before me a justice of peace for the above County that he has long been acquainted with James Callason, they being relatives...Signed John Waugh

No marriage record has been found for James and Isabell in Virginia so they may have been married in Ireland. The maiden name of Isabell could possibly be Gillespie simply because so many descendants from different lines utilized this name as a middle name.

James and Isabelle attended the Presbyterian Church in Virginia which reinforces their Scotch Irish ancestry