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Zachariah Callaway

Male 1749 - 1816  (67 years)


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  • Name Zachariah Callaway 
    Born 4 Sep 1749  Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1816  Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2937  Carl
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2013 

    Father William Callaway, II,   b. 1712, Wicomico, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1758, Sussex, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Margrit Moor,   c. 4 Aug 1715, Saint Barnabas, Queen Anne Par, Prince Georges, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Dec 1735  Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellenor Boyd,   b. Abt 1758,   d. 4 Jul 1840, Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1781  Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Callaway,   b. Abt 1773, Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Patsy Callaway,   b. 1776
    +3. Mary Polly Callaway,   b. Abt 1778, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Sally Callaway,   b. Abt 1780, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Betsey Callaway,   b. Abt 1782, Tigger Run, Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Joshua Moses Callaway,   b. Abt 1784, Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 23 Oct 1870 and 1879  (Age ~ 86 years)
     7. James Callaway,   b. Abt 1784, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Pricilla Prissey Callaway,   b. Abt 1785, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaret Peggy Callaway,   b. Abt 1791, Monroe County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Charles C. Callaway,   b. 14 Feb 1793, Augusta County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1865, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     11. Andrew Callaway,   b. Abt 1797,   d. 23 Sep 1839, Bartholomew County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Augusta County, Va. record by Chalkey Vol. 1 page 393, also Vol. l2 page 424

      "Zachariah Callaway served in Valentine White's Second Battalion of Augusta County, VA. This service rendered prior to the year 1784 at which time court records show that he removed to the New River Country.

      Zachariah Callaway is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence while acting in the capacity of soldier.

      Verified by National Number # 284900

      Subscribed and sworn to at Williston, North Dakota, May 12, 1942 Eugene A. Burdick Notary Public, Williston County, North Dakota. ( A member of the Callaway family joined the DAR at Williston).

      Copy of reference continued

      Zachariah Callaway took up 200 acres of land in 1793 in what is now known as Greenbriar County, WVA. page 309, State West VA. ( see B 3-44 County Land Grant Records.) History of Monroe County, WVA.

      Zachariah Callaway died in 1816, leaving his wife, Ellender, who had a blockhouse on Trigger Run near Petersbury. This same history gave the names of their children as presented on previous page. You may refer to it as authority. ( Marion O'Keef e; D.A.R Williston, North Dakota)

      # 333690 National Number.

      Will of Zachariah Callaway Monroe County, West Virginia

      Will Book No. 1 Page 365

      I, Zachariah Callaway of Monroe County and State of Virginia do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

      1stly, I desire that all the perishable part of my estate be immediately sold after my decease and out of the money arising there from all my just debts and funeral charges be paid.

      2ndly: after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give my wife Ellender one third part of my estate both real and personal for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give the same to my children herein mentione d ( her part of my land whereon I know live excepted) equally to be divided amongst them ( my son Andrew except) and to be enjoyed by them forever.

      3rdly: I give to my son Andrew the tract of land or plantation where on I now live in the county of Monroe containing 200 acres to him and to his heirs forever, also my wife Ellender's third part of the same at her decease to him and his heirs f orever.

      4thly, I desire that my land on the north side of Peters Mountain in said county and adjoining the land of Jacob Peck be sold and the moneys arising there from as also all the moneys arising from the sales of all my other personal property--sa y horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, etc. together with all my household and farming utensils and tools of every kind also my wife (') third part of my perishable property after her decease all said moneys to be equally divided among my other childre n to wit: Peggy, Nancy, Patty, Polly, Sally, Joshua, James, Priscilla, Betsy, and Charles.

      5thly: All the rest of my estate both real and personal of what nature or kind so ever it my be not be here in before particularly disposed of, and the money divided equally among my children herein before mentioned which I give them their heir s executors, administrators and assign forever ( Andrew excepted).

      6thly: and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons James Callaway and Andrew Callaway executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills or testaments by me heretofore made.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 7th day of March 1815.

      His
      Zachariah XX Callaway
      Mark

      Signed, sealed and published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Zachariah Callaway in presence of us.

      Jacob Peck Edwin H. Wade William Vawter

      The will was probated 19th day of November 1812 [sic] Monroe County, West Virginia.

      Andrew refused to serve as Administrator of his father's estate.

      Zachariah Callaway served in Valentine White's County

      History of Monroe County, WV pg. 319 reel 4 # 17

      Zachariah Callaway (D. 1816) (Ellender) had a blockhouse of Trigger Run near Peterstown. Children: Andrew, Margaret, Nancy, Paty, Polly, ( James Ellison C. 1796) Sarah, Joshua (Rebecca Campbell 1808? Nancy Roads, 1813) James, Priscilla (Delane y Swinney, 1806). Elizabeth (Ephriam Simmons, 1802), Charles(Ellen Garten, 1812). Richards may have been in this locality in 1775. He was a resident of Fincastle, which then included the southern extremity of Monroe.

      Residents of 1799 Tax Roll

      Callaway, Isaiah (2) Zachariah

      Given names of heads of families with same family name (2) indicates number of tithables in household.

      From Find a Grave .com http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42175401
      Zachariah Callaway gravestone inscription:
      IN
      MEMORY
      ZECHARIAH
      CALLAWAY DIED
      THE (ILLEGABLE) OF OCT 1816
      AGE 67 YEARS