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Micajah Callaway
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Birth: 1755
Lynchburg
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1849
Washington County
Indiana, USA

Fought in the Revolutionary War. Was one of the Fort Boone settlers. Captured by indians along with Daniel Boone and many others while manufacturing salt on the lower Blue Licks
on the Licking River near Boonesboro, Ky.
He was adopted by the Indians and for a time was the chief of scouts.
Most of the captured men returned home after their release from the indians but according to Ron Goodman(http://www.regoodman.com/saltmakers_ordeal.htm), "Some, like Micajah Callaway, turned renegade after their adoption and lived for long periods of time in the nomadic world of the red man, only to return to the white man's ways in later times and become valuable scouts and interpreters. Others may have lived out the remainder of their lives with the Indians."

Micajah Callaway was a name known and feared by the tribes that wandered Indiana and surrounding parts, it was said that if a band of Indians caught wind that Micajah was going to be any where near where they were they would go 50 miles out of thier way to avoid running into this fierce warrior!

Micajah Callaway is also listed as one of the earliest pioneers of Washington Co. Indiana. where he died at 92yrs. and is buried today.

Just another name to most, but a hero to me-


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James C. Callaway (____ - 1767)
  Sarah Bramblett Callaway Brown (1730 - 1752)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Arnold Callaway (____ - 1803)*
  Frances Hawkins Callaway (1772 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  James Callaway (1799 - 1885)*
  Edmund Callaway (1801 - 1863)*
  Infant Callaway (1803 - 1803)*
  John Hawkins Callaway (1806 - 1890)*
  Noble Callaway (1809 - 1884)*
 
 Sibling:
  Flanders Callaway (1752 - 1824)*
  Micajah Callaway (1755 - 1849)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Peugh Cemetery
Washington County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: david mcgauhey
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20934950
Micajah Callaway
Added by: david mcgauhey
 
Micajah Callaway
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Added by: richard dixon
 
 
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The heart of a soldier is one of braveryOne of courageOne of sacrifice.Be it in foreign landsOr on native soilThe heart of a soldier shall always stand true.Against the clash of saberOr the blast of cannonThe heart of a soldier shall never falter.No muske...(Read more)
- JMM
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Deborah Frederick
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
4th great-uncle. His brother Edmund is my direct ancestor. Interesting write-up about Micajah.
- Julia M.
 Added: Aug. 14, 2011
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