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Joseph Callaway
(1680-Bef 1732)
Thomas Callaway


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Thomas Callaway 1

  • Born: 12 Oct 1712, Essex County, VA 1
  • Marriage: Mary Baker about 1735
  • Died: Feb 1800, Ashe, NC at age 87 1

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 38.


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4. Capt. Thomas CALLAWAY Sr. (Joseph, Joseph) was born on 12 Oct 1712.2 He married Mary BAKER in 1735.3,4 He died in Feb 1800 in Ashe County, North Carolina, at age 87.5,6,7 He was buried in Callaway Cemetery, West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina.8 His brothers moved into what is now Bedford County, Virginia in the mid 18th Century, but Thomas did not, living instead in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties before moving to the New River in what then was Surry County, North Carolina. later became Wilkes County, and now is Ashe County. He and some of his sons had moved to the Greenville and Pendleton Districts of South Carolina by 1790, but some of them had returned to Wilkes County by 1796. One source states that he was born in 1700 and lived to age 100. From The Callaway Journal, vol. 1 (1976), p. 25: "It is told that Capt. Thomas [Callaway] and Daniel Boone <> were quite good friends and one day, while hunting near Calloway's home, Boone killed a deer. The deer fell across a long gray stone which Boone set up against a chestnut tree. Later, Capt. Calloway saw the stone and was so fascinated with it that Boone brought it to his home and carved upon it the initials, 'T.C.' So pleased was he that Calloway wanted it for a headstone at his grave, and there it was erected upon his death in 1800." In 1755 he was a captain in the Colonial Troops from Halifax County, Virginia in the French and Indian War, and in 1780 he and some of his sons participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain <> in the American Revolution.9
Mary BAKER died in 1778.10
Children of Capt. Thomas CALLAWAY Sr. and Mary BAKER were:
10. i. Charles CALLAWAY married _____ _____. He was born before 1746. He died after 1810 in Burke County, North Carolina.
11. ii. James CALLAWAY was born before 1746. He died before 1810.
12. iii. Richard CALLAWAY was born before 1746. He died on 5 Mar 1819 in Ashe County, North Carolina. He had no children.
13. iv. Elizabeth CALLAWAY married _____ _____. She died after 1808 in South Carolina or Georgia. It is not certain that her name was Elizabeth.
+ 14. v. Thomas CALLAWAY Jr., born 1753 in Halifax County, Virginia; married Jude Ann _____.
15. vi. William CALLAWAY was born before 1755. He died after 1800. He appears to have moved to South Carolina by 1790.11
+ 16. vii. Joseph CALLAWAY, born after 1755; married Polly BARRETT.
+ 17. viii. Frances CALLAWAY, born circa 1758 in Halifax County, Virginia.

bullet  Research Notes:

Elijah Calloway married Mary Cutbirth who was the grand-daughter of Sarah Boone and John Wilcoxen.
Surnames appearing in the document: BABER?, CALLOWAY, FAW, PANE
Elijah Calloway Sr. Will
In the name of God Amen I Elijah Calloway Sen'r of the County of Ashe & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory but knowing the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do this day make ordain and constitute this my last will & Testament as follows.

Item first. I submit my Spirit to God that gave it & my body to be buried in a simple plain manner without pomp or parade.

2n'd. I give unto my beloved wife Mary, Negroes Moses Grace Jack & Harriet & their children during her life, & after her death they are to be equally divided among all my children & if they cannot be divided otherwise they are to be sold at [-?-] sale, but there is to be no bidders but the Heirs.

3rd I give to my two beloved sons Benjamin Cleaveland Calloway & Thomas S. Calloway the 200 acre Tract whereon I now live & the 50 acre tract called the wagon ford tract & the ?0 acres called the Ivory Shoal tract & the 200 acres called the Old Pane tract known by the name of the big Meadows Tract & 100 acre Tract adjoining the Old Pane Tract.

4th I give unto my beloved son Elijah Calloway Jun'r 200 [acre] tract known by the name of the slide fork of Obids Creek Tract. In testimony whereof I the aforesaid Elijah Calloway hath hereunto set my hand & seal this 30th day of October 1843

his Elijah x Calloway, Sr mark
Attes Isham T. Calloway
Rudolph Faw
Solomon Baber?


Thomas married Mary Baker, daughter of Baker and Unknown, about 1735. (Mary Baker was born in 1715 1 and died in 1759-1810.)

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