County Cork, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1823|
Revolutionary War Veteran
1st PA Regiment
The following bio material from contributor: yatiri
This is a book excerpt from an 1897 text called "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania" ed. by Wm Henry Egle:
Daniel Callahan, born in Ireland, came to America, as near as can be ascertained, about 1750. Soon after his arrival he drifted towards the frontier, and as the Indians were troublesome he joined an expedition against them and saw some service. He took part in the French and Indian War, was present art the defeat of Braddock, and was with Colonel Bouquet at the battle of Bushy Run.
On the return of the troops he made his way up the Susquehanna and spent some time at Fort Augusta. He belonged to that class of adventurers who took pleasure in the excitement of those stormy times and was happiest when facing the greatest dangers. In one of the expeditions up the West Branch in pursuit of Indians he was shot in the knee by an arrow, which caused a severe wound. The celebrated Dr. Plunket, at Fort Augusta, took charge of him and soon effected a permanent cure.
When the Revolutionary War commenced Daniel Callahan was among the first to take part with the colonists. He saw much hard service and participated in a number of battles and skirmishes. When peace was restored he made his way up Pine Creek (now Lycoming county) and located near the First Fork. This was about 1788. He then married and settled a short distance above where the present village of Waterville was afterwards built . At that time the country was exceedingly wild and uninviting, except to those who loved solitude. Game was abundant and hunting and fishing were the principal avocations of the hardy pioneers. Daniel Callahan died in 1826, and his name will be found recorded among the Revolutionary soldiers on page 31, volume xiii, Second Series Pennsylvania Archives.
There is also this paragraph from 1938 DAR publication:
Daniel Callahan was placed on the pension roll of Lycoming County Pennsylvania 1818 for private in the Pennsylvania line under Colonel Hand and Chambers. He was at Long Island, White Plains, and Valley Forge, served to the close of the war and was wounded in battle. He was born in Cork, Ireland and died in 1826 in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.
Found In: Daughters of the American Revolution 1938
Rebecca Callahan (____ - 1835)
Dennis Callahan (____ - 1858)*
John Callahan (1796 - 1896)*
Lower English Center Cemetery
Created by: Beth
Record added: May 07, 2011
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