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Col James Callaway
Birth: Dec. 31, 1736
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1809
Bedford County
Virginia, USA

Colonel James Callaway was born on December 21, 1736 in Bedford County. He was the oldest son of Colonel William Callaway and his wife Elizabeth Tilley. James was a man of wealth and influence always a leading citizen of Bedford County. He participated in the French and Indian Wars and was on the Bedford County Patriotic Committee of 1774. James Callaway held several successive commissions in the local County Militia, and from 1766 to 1769 he was a member of the House of Burgesses from Bedford County. He was also the treasurer for the New London Academy and he built the first iron furnace south of the James River. Colonel Callaway was a personal friend of General George Washington and the evidence of the importance of his iron furnace is visible by the fact that James was exempt from military service, during the Revolutionary War in order to ensure it's constant operation.

The Colonel was married three times and had twenty-two children, before his death on November 1, 1809.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Callaway (1714 - 1777)
  Elizabeth Tilley Callaway (1713 - 1750)
 
 Children:
  Mary Callaway Brown (1759 - 1831)*
  Frances Callaway Steptoe (1760 - 1807)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Callaway (1736 - 1809)
  William Callaway (1748 - 1821)*
  Amelia Callaway Callaway (1753 - 1773)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
COL. BEDFORD CO. VA. MIL.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
1809
 
Burial:
Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 27, 2006
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- Pat Wilson
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014

- Sarah Johnson
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Two of your fifth great granddaughters, and two sixth great granddaughters, all through you and your wife Sarah Tate,are honoring your service to your country in the Revolutionary War by joining the DAR in your name. Thank you for the great heritage you g...(Read more)
- Helen
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