Person:John Callaway (13)

John Callaway
Facts and Events
Name John Callaway
Alt Name[1] John Calloway
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1758 Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1814 Massachusetts, United Statesto
Death? 1848 Ohio, United States

Research Notes

  1. Calloway, in Biographical and genealogical history of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Chicago, Illinois: Chicago : Lewis, 1899)

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    ... The Calloway family, which is represented in Cambridge City, Wayne County, by the subject of this article, is one of the oldest in this section of the state, for in 1814, when the country was an unbroken wilderness, two ambitious men, father and son, John and James Calloway, arrived here, having made the long journey from their former home in Massachusetts, in a wagon. With the true zeal and energy of the successful frontiersman, they set to work and cleared and improved land in Washington Township. They were members of the Society of Friends, sober, temperate and peaceful in their ways, and won the respect and confidence of the red men as well as of their few white neighbors.

    John Calloway, the grandfather of our subject, died in Ohio, in 1848, at the advanced age of ninety years. James, the father, married Matilda Cooper, of this county, and during their active lives they gave their attention to agriculture. Mrs. Calloway died in her seventieth year, and Mr. Calloway lived to reach four-score years, his death taking place in 1878. One of their sons, Robert, was a hero of the Civil War, his life being a sacrifice to his country. ...