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Callaway H. Tidwell

CALLAWAY H. TIDWELL, Esq., a prominent farmer and stock-raiser of the Sixth District of Giles County, is a son of Vincent and Phebe Tidwell and the grandson of Isaac and Elizabeth Tidwell, who immigrated to this State from South Carolina and settled in this county in the early part of the eighteenth century. Our subject's mother was the daughter of Silas Rackley of South Carolina, who came to Tennessee at an early date and settled in Lawrence County. The parents of our subject were married January 10, 1817 and their family consisted of eleven children: Callaway H., Jane E., Silas, Elizabeth, Charles W., Darling M., William G., Thomas B., James P., Melissa A. and Andrew J. Callaway passed his youthful days on the farm and secured a practical education in the country schools. In 1841 he was united in marriage to Leah Tucker, a native of Giles County, born February 17, 1825, and the daughter of Anderton and Stacy Tucker, natives of North Carolina, who immigrated to this State at an early day and made their home in

this county. To Mr. and Mrs. Tidwell were born eleven children: Naucy J., Margaret A., Stacy E., William C., Martha C., Vincent M., Phebe M., Alice N., Mary W., Charles W., and Ozro H. Our subject settled where he is now living in 1874, and his farm consists of 500 acres of excellent land, all well improved and a part of the same in a high state of cultivation. He also owns 600 acres more, all well improved, in other parts of the county. He has been very successful financially, as he started in life with very little of this world's goods. He was elected magistrate in 1845, and has held the office in an able and capable manner. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, at Trinity, and are all very highly respected citizens. Mr. Tidwell's political belief is Democratic.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County