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John McCallister
Birth: Dec. 17, 1818, Ireland
Death: Jul. 4, 1886
Bentley
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Son of Randall & Nancy (Atchison) McCallister of Antrim, Ireland. He was born in Broughshane (Bru-Shane) Antrim, Ireland (as his father was) Nancy died just 7 days after his birth and John was raised by his father's sisters.

Married Jane Langford on 4/10/1851 in Hancock Co, Il

Occupation: Joiner (contractor), farmer, & stock breeder

John stood 7 foot tall

Surname was spelled: McAllister when John immigrated from Ireland (during the potato famine, 1848)

John donated money for part of the land for Harmony Cemetery and lived at the other end of the side road that faces the cemetery. He bought the prairie land for 1.25 an acre and turned it into farm land.

John's 1/2 sister, Mary McCallister, is buried in Holland Cemetery along with her family. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane Ann Langford McCallister (1833 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  George Randall McCallister (1852 - 1871)*
  Nancy Jane McCallister (1855 - 1871)*
  Samuel Andrew McCallister (1858 - 1930)*
  Mary Ann McCallister James (1861 - 1942)*
  John Charles McCallister (1863 - 1871)*
  William C McCallister (1865 - 1871)*
  Sarah Ann McCallister (1868 - 1870)*
  Emma Frances McCallister James (1872 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father Christ doth call
Mourn not for me it is vain
To will me to your sight again.
 
Burial:
Harmony Cemetery
Bentley
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Deb McCallister
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
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Thinking of all the family this holiday season. Thank you, Great-Great Grandpa, for making that long 6 week ship journey and another long trip to come to IL so that we can all be here!
- Deb McCallister
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013

- dot~
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013

- Susanna Webber Lewis
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
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