immigrant ancestor of Samuel Callison was probably the Quaker,
James Callison, who arrived in America about 1763-65. On August
5, 1765 a James Callison was received on certificate from
Ballyhagen, Armah County, Ireland in a Quaker monthly meeting at
Burlington, New Jersey. In 1766 James Callison was residing in
August County, Virginia near relatives, James and Isabelle
Callison. He received several grants of land in Greenbrier
County, Virginia and about 1791 James Callison and his family
moved to Grainger County, Tennessee where he obtained a tract of
600 acres. He died there in 1808. James was married twice, and
his wife at the time of his death was Elizabeth Young, whom he
married in Grainger County July 17, 1800. His will named his
heirs as wife Elizabeth and children Anthony, Issac, James,
Jesse, Samuel, Elisha, Abigail, Mary, Rebecca, Ann and Ruth.
James Callison Jr. was administrator of the estate. James
Callison Jr. married Anne Gillespie January 21, 1794; she died
at an early age.
Callison traveling with the Robert Box family moved from
Tennessee with his sons through Alabama, Mississippi and into
Texas to Anderson County. His son James H. Callison died at
Goliad under Colonel Fannin.
from Joyce Speer Moore (From The History of Gonzales County,
Generation No. 1
1. SAMUEL E.2
CALLISON, SR. (JAMES1)
was born Abt. 1815 in Alabama, and died Bet. 1862 - 1870 in
Gonzales Co., TX. He married (1) UNKNOWN
BOX Abt. 1841 in Houston Co, TX. She died Bef. 1847. He
married (2) MARTHA C. YARBROUGH Apr
1847 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of JOHN Swanson YARBROUGH and
CYNTHIA COKER. She was born 14 Apr 1831 in Hempstead Co.,
Arkansas, and died 09 Jun 1905 in Leesville, Gonzales Co., TX.
More About SAMUEL E. CALLISON, SR.:
Burial: Bet. 1862 - 1870, Sandies Chapel
Cem., Dewville, Gonzales Co., TX
Census: 1860; Census Place: , Gonzales,
Texas; Roll: M653_1295; Page: 74; Image: 148.
Immigration: 1835, WHITE, GIFFORD. The
First Settlers of Houston County, Texas. St. Louis, Mo.: Ingmire
Pub., 1983. 35p. p7
Land 1: 26 Jun 1854, bounty land grant for
Land 2: 1854, bounty warrant for 320 acres
Military: Bet. 1835 - 1836, Army of the
Republic of Texas - Captain Anderson Bailey's Company
Tax Roll 1: 1846, TX Tax List Index,
1840-1849 Houston County TX
Tax Roll 2: 1840, Houston County TX
Children of SAMUEL CALLISON and UNKNOWN
ISABELLA3 CALLISON, b. 09 Mar 1842, Houston County
TX; d. 11 Nov 1891, Sayers, Bexar County,
ii. VINEY CALLISON
Children of SAMUEL CALLISON and MARTHA
iii. SAMUEL C.3
CALLISON, JR., b. 1848, Willow Springs Ranch, Texas; d. 27 Jun
1898, Willow Springs Ranch, TX;
m. AMANDA CAROLINE LITTLEFIELD.
iv. GEORGE CALLISON,
b. 1849, Houston Co., TX; d. 1869.
CALLISON, b. 1852, Gonzales Co., TX.
vi. ROBERT CALLISON,
b. 01 Jul 1850, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1872.
vii. THOMAS CALLISON,
b. 1855, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1941.
viii. MARY ANN
CALLISON, b. 19 Jul 1853, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1930.
ix. NANCY ESTELLE
CALLISON, b. 21 Oct 1859, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1888.
x. ADAM CALLISON,
b. 1860, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1860.
xi. FINDLEY C.
CALLISON, b. 28 Feb 1857, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1941.
xii. EVA EMILY
CALLISON, b. 1861, Gonzales Co., TX; d. 1861.
CALLISON, b. 1863, Gonzales Co., TX.