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Surry County Family Genealogies

Callaway Family

Source:  Book - 'The Heritage of Surry County, NC'

Source Information:
Volume 1 - Published 1983 by the Surry County
Genealogical Association, Dobson, North Carolina;
Hester Bartlett Jackson, Editor

Books may be ordered from
The Heritage of Surry County, NC
Post Office Box 707
Dobson, North Carolina 27107


Francis Callaway (1716- ----) is the first Callaway we know that owned land in Surry County (1784).  He was a brother to Richard Callaway, companion to Daniel Boone in Blazing a trail across the mountains to Kentucky, in 1764.
In the "History of Lunenburg County and Southside, Virginia, page 126:  Richard Callaway appointed to explore country adjacent to and on both sides of Cumberland Mountains and to trace out and mark most convenient road to Kentucky."  Richard could have been responsible for Francis coming to Surry.
Records show:
(1) Thomas Callaway (1700-1800) married Mary Baker and served in the American Revolution.
(2)  William Callaway (1704-1777) married Elizabeth Tilley; 2nd married (1752) Anne Crowley.
(3)  Francis Callaway (1716- ----) married Frances (----); 2nd married Jane (----) (prior to 1750) buried Wilkes County, Georgia.
(4)  James (---- -1773) married Sarah (----); 2nd married Elizabeth Crawford (1752).
(5)  Richard (1722-1780) married Frances Walton; 2nd married Elizabeth Jones Hoy (1767); served in the American Revolution.
They were sons of Joseph Callaway.
William Callaway, in the records, received a large grant of land in several sections of Lunenburg (Essex County, Virginia); and than Richard and Francis, brothers of William planted land in Lunenburg in 1747.  These three settlers are said to have been the first men who cleared land and raised corn on the Otter River.
The 1790 map of Surry County shows two tracts of land on Mitchell River (1784) belonging to Francis Callaway and one tract on Fishe River belonging to Samuel Callaway (1784).

-----Mary Anne Hodges


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