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John Callaham
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Birth: 1770
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1855
Level Land
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

John Callaham, son of Nicholas and Mary Callahan, was born near Richmond Virginia in 1770. He was the brother of Elisha Callaham (Memorial #82810540). In his early life he raised tobacco, rolling it to market in hogshead containing several hundred pounds. It was drawn by a mule hitched between shafts attached to each end of the hogshead.

September 24, 1855, John died in Level Land, Abbeville County, South Carolina. His burial was in the Little River Baptist Church Cemetery.

The union of John and his first wife, Nancy Jarrett Callaham was blessed with twelve children. (Married: 02 APR 1792 in, Lunenburg, Virginia)
1. Elizabeth CALLAHAM
b: 01 FEB 1793 Virginia
d: 12 APR 1882
Burial: Abbeyville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church)

2. Sarah (Sally) CALLALHAM
b: 04 MAY 1794 Virginia
d: 1835
Burial: Abbeyville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church)

3. David CALLAHAM
b: 12 SEP 1796 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina
d: 12 SEP 1796
Burial: Flat Rock, South Carolina (First Creek Baptist Church Cemetery)

4. Dempsey CALLAHAM
b: 01 DEC 1798 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

5. Lucy CALLAHAM
b: 1801 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina
d: 1879
Buried: Gay, Georgia (Mount Carmel Methodist Church

6. Jane CALLAHAM
b: 1802 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

7. Susan CALLAHAM
b: 1804 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

8. Basil CALLAHAM
b: 27 MAR 1807 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina
d: 05 Jun, 1887 Abbeville County, South Carolina
Burial: Abbeyville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church Cemetery)

9. John Absalom CALLAHAM
b: 1808 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

10. Mary CALLAHAM
b: 1809 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

11. Frances CALLAHAM
b: MAY 1812 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

12. Clarissa Ann CALLAHAM
b: 1814 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina



The Union of John and his second wife, Nancy Pinson Callaham (Married: 1816 in Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina) was blessed with eleven children:
1. Eleanor CALLAHAM
b: 23 NOV 1817 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 08 FEB 1908 Abbeville, South Carolina
Burial: Abbeyville, South Carolina (Little River Bapitist Church)

2. Martha (Patsy) CALLAHAM
b: 11 JAN 1819 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 29 APR 1888 Anderson, South Carolina
Burial: Abbeyville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church)

3. Cecilia CALLAHAM
b: 04 APR 1820 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 31 JUL 1856 Dirt Town, Chattooga, Georga

4. John Liddell CALLAHAM
b: 05 NOV 1821 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 20 AUG 1855 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina
Burial: Abbeville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church)

5. Gabrilla Ann CALLAHAN
b: 30 JUL 1823 Level Land,Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 23 JAN 1902 Crescent, Pottawattomie, Iowa
Burial: Crescent, Iowa (Crescent Cemetery)

6. James Steven CALLAHAM
b: 22 FEB 1825 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina

7. William Marshall CALLAHAM
b: 05 JUL 1827 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 26 NOV 1882
Burial: Abbeville, South Carolina (Broadmouth Baptist Church)

8. Nancy Ann CALLAHAM
b: 08 SEP 1829 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 03 May 1905 Mariposa County, California

9. Sherard Washington CALLAHAM
b: 08 JUN 1831 Phillipsburg, Warren, North Carolina
d: 18 JUL 1863 Phillipsburg, Warren, New Jersey
Burial: Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina (Little River Baptist Church)

10. Elizabeth (Eliza) CALLAHAM
b: 17 JUN 1833 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 22 MAR 1898 Anderson County, South Carolina
Burial: Belton, South Carolina (Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery)

11. Harvey Creighton CALLAHAM
b: 15 NOV 1836 Level Land, Abbeyville, South Carolina
d: 09 NOV 1843 Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina

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In Level Land, South Carolina, about twenty miles from Abbeville, South Carolina, there is a church with a cemetery called the Callaham/Carwile Cemetery. The church is the Little River Baptist Church established August 27, 1791, by the Callaham and Carwile families.

In the cemetery, there is a large memorial stone to John Callaham and Zachariah Carwile. Under John Callaham's name, the stone reads:

Born in Virginia. 1770.
Migrated to South Carolina, 1790.
Died, Level Land, 1855.
First wife, Nancy Jarrett - three of twelve children of this union married sons of Zachariah Carwile.
Second Wife, Nancy Pinson - Eleven children by this marriage.

Donated land for Little River Church property.

The bottom of the stone reads:
To the memory of these pioneers who settled along Little River near this spot and as a tribute to their devotion and service to country and to God, this stone is erected by their many descendants.

Many of the Callahams died in 1855. We were told it was from atyphoidepidemic.



 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Nancy Jarrett Callaham (1772 - 1814)
  Nancy Pinson Callaham (1791 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Callaham Carwile (1793 - 1882)*
  Sarah Callaham Carwile (1794 - 1835)*
  David Callaham (1796 - 1880)*
  Lucy Callaham Caldwell (1801 - 1879)*
  Basil Callaham (1807 - 1887)*
  Eleanor Callaham Latimer (1817 - 1908)*
  Martha Callaham Griffin (1819 - 1888)*
  John Liddell Callaham (1821 - 1855)*
  Gabrilla Callaham Pratt (1823 - 1902)*
  Nancy Ann Callaham Pratt (1829 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth Callaham Williamson (1833 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little River Baptist Church Cemetery
Level Land
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Originally Created by: victor mcclain
Record added: Jan 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32600892
John Callaham
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John Callaham
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John Callaham
Added by: victor mcclain
 
 
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John Callaham, my 3rd Great Grandfather.
- Connie Schwindt Rumold
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
May God Bless You.
- Pat Gafford Bunch
 Added: Feb. 4, 2011

- larise robinson
 Added: Jun. 11, 2009
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