William Callahan's Obit reads:
W.H. Callahan, an old Confederate veteran was found dead in his bed on the morning of August 29th. He was born in 1841 and was 69 years 7 months and 15 days old. He was buried in the Shady Grove graveyard, 10 miles east of Corinth, by a host of loving friends; the writer conducting the funeral. J.C. Henderson.
The picture shows Will holding two girls. The one on the left is Mandy L. Dalton and the one on the right is Irene Dalton. These two kids are Will's wife's sister's children. Will married Mandy Duncan and her sister was Georgia Ann Duncan who married Tom Dalton.
According to Irene Dalton Bingham, Will got shot in the face with a rifle ball during the Civil war. As a result his mouth was slightly drawn and he grew the beard to help cover the scar.
Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Jerry Grisham
Record added: Dec 14, 2012
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