|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1792|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1859|
Rev. Callaway was a 2nd great-grandson of American Immigrant Peter Callaway. His Callaway Ancestry:
Peter Callaway = Elizabeth Johnson
John Callaway = Mary Gould
Edward Callaway = Elizabeth
John Callaway = Bethany Arnold
Rev. Enoch Callaway
REV. ENOCH CALLAWAY married MARTHA "PATSY" REEVES December 5, 1811 in Washington, Wilkes Co., GA, daughter of ABNER REEVES and SARAH WRIGHT. She was born April 8, 1796 in Abbeville Co., SC, and died March 10, 1879 in Wilkes Co., GA.
Children of ENOCH CALLAWAY and MARTHA REEVES are:
i. ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. November 24, 1812, Wilkes Co., GA; d. January 3, 1902, Bairdstown, Greene Co., GA; m. WILLIAM OWEN CHENEY, November 5, 1829, Wilkes Co., GA; b. September 30, 1809, Bairdstown, Greene Co., GA; d. August 6, 1871, Greene Co., GA.
ii. JOHN R. CALLAWAY, b. 1814, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1826, Wilkes Co., GA from a fall from horse.
iii. SALLY CALLAWAY, b. 1816, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1821, Wilkes Co., GA.
iv. LYDIA CALLAWAY, b. May 7, 1818, Wilkes Co., GA; d. April 7, 1892, Wilkes Co., GA; m. CHRISTOPHER BINNS; b. August 6, 1811, Wilkes Co., GA; d. March 16, 1881, Wilkes Co., GA.
v. WILLIAM REEVES CALLAWAY, GA STATE LEGISLATOR, b. March 2, 1820, Wilkes Co., GA; d. December 17, 1894, of Washington, Wilkes Co., GA; m. (1) RHODA ANNE CHENEY, January 17, 1838, Greene Co., GA; b. November 14, 1821, Greene Co., GA; d. February 9, 1848, Wilkes Co., GA; m. (2) JANE O. SMITH, Aft. 1849; b. Abt. 1816; d. Bef. 1863; m. (3) NANCY E. "NANNIE" MAXWELL, November 5, 1863, Wilkes Co., GA; b. January 10, 1830, Wilkes Co., GA; d. November 27, 1912, of Washington, Wilkes Co., GA.
vi. REUBEN STROZIER CALLAWAY, b. February 22, 1822, Wilkes Co., GA; d. March 8, 1853, Wilkes Co., GA; m. SARAH ANN L. "SALLIE" CALLAWAY, January 22, 1846, Greene Co., GA; b. December 6, 1829, Washington, Wilkes Co., GA; d. July 25, 1909, Wilkes Co., GA.
vii. MARTHA CALLAWAY, b. December 24, 1823, Wilkes Co., GA; d. October 12, 1895, Wilkes Co., GA; m. JAMES HENRY SPRATLIN, Abt. 1841; b. October 7, 1815, Wilkes Co., GA; d. August 14, 1871, Wilkes Co., GA.
viii. MARY BETHANY CALLAWAY, b. February 23, 1825, Wilkes Co., GA; d. May 4, 1908, Athens, Clarke Co., GA; m. CAPT. JAMES FREDERICK GEER, Sr. January 18, 1844, Wilkes Co., GA; b. September 21, 1824, Greene Co., GA; d. March 1, 1905, Penfield, Greene Co., GA.
ix. SARAH ANN CALLAWAY, b. April 2, 1828, Wilkes Co., GA; d. March 5, 1912, Athens, Clarke Co., GA; m. THOMAS NAPOLEON RHODES, November 22, 1848; b. July 4, 1822, Greene Co., GA; d. August 24, 1909, College Park, Fulton Co., GA.
x. ENOCH G. CALLAWAY, b. February 1830, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1843, Wilkes Co., GA.
xi. REV. ABNER REEVES CALLAWAY, b. February 6, 1832, Wilkes Co., GA; d. September 23, 1898, La Grange, Troup. Co., GA; m. (1) SARAH JANE HOWARD, October 15, 1852, Oglethorpe Co., GA; b. December 28, 1835, Oglethorpe Co., GA; d. September 10, 1878, La Grange, Troup Co., GA; m. (2) MARY WILBOURN "WILLIE" ELY, June 24, 1879, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; b. August 10, 1842, Muscogee Co., GA; d. March 27, 1915, La Grange, Troup. Co., GA.
xii. SANDERS CALLAWAY, b. February 1834, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1835, Wilkes Co., GA.
xiii. ELIZA ANN CALLAWAY, b. August 9, 1836, Wilkes Co., GA; d. September 29, 1895, Wilkes Co., GA; m. FRANCIS MARION CHENEY, January 29, 1852, Wilkes Co., GA; b. March 9, 1821, of Greene Co., GA; d. August 1, 1874, Covington, Newton Co., GA.
xiv. REV. DR. BRANTLY MERCER CALLAWAY, D.D., b. November 24, 1838, Wilkes Co., GA; d. September 22, 1902, Wilkes Co., GA; m. LUCY BROOKS HOWARD, January 11, 1859, near Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA; b. November 1, 1837, Oglethorpe Co., GA; d. January 15, 1915, Wilkes Co., GA.
Enoch Callaway - 1792-1859
from: Callaway Baptist Preachers by Timothy Walton Callaway,D.D. (La Grange, GA: Fuller E. Callaway Foundation, 1953), p. 16 (citing "History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia: With Biographical Compendium and Portrait Gallery of Baptist Ministers and Other Georgia Baptists by Samuel Boykin (Atlanta: Jas. P. Harrison & Co., 1881):
Enoch Callaway was one of the most useful Baptist ministers that ever lived in Georgia, and he owed his usefulness and influence to a sincere piety and a godly walk, united to great industry, zeal, earnestness, promptness and tender sympathy of nature. His decided character and determined energy made him a great worker; and the general confidence in his integrity and veracity gave success to his work. Few have accomplished so much in their field of labor as he, in building up and establishing the Redeemer's cause; and yet he was a man of but little culture. The common, old field schools of his day furnished his only means of education, aside from his own individual efforts. In religion the Bible was his sole textbook, and to it he gave diligent daily study, comparing Scripture with Scripture in order to ascertain its import, and, on his knees, imploring the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
As a pastor he was most faithful; as a minister he was humble and unostentatious; as a preacher he excelled in exhortation, his sermons being usually extemporaneous, combining the doctrinal, practical and experimental. As a speaker he was slow and unattractive, especially in the beginning; but as he advanced, his interest would increase, want of fervor would gradually diminish, and finally disappear, a hallowed zeal and earnestness would take possession of him, and real eloquence would close the sermon begun with hesitation and seeming coldness.
In principle and practice he was a decided missionary, the true secret of his success consisting in godliness of life, abundance of labor and consecration of spirit. In doctrine he was a thorough-going Baptist, leaving his impress as such wherever he labored; and among nearly three hundred of his descendants now living, it is said that all are Baptist who are professors of religion.
Rev. Enoch Callaway, it will be seen, was one of the pioneer Baptists of Georgia, who accomplished a great and glorious work. He was born in Wilkes Co., GA, September 14th, 1792, was converted and baptized in December 1808, and united with Sardis Church, at the call of which he was ordained November 7th, 1823. He was pastor of Sardis, Reboboth, County Line and Beaverdam Churches in Wilkes Co., and Baird's and Millstown Churches in Oglethorpe County. His pastorship of Sardis Church continued for about thirty-two years, and his connection, in the same relation, with Rehoboth for twenty-five. Of course the results of his labors are not accurately known, but thousands were baptized by him, and to his instrumentality fully as many own their conversion.
He was united in matrimony to Miss Martha Reeves, December 5th, 1811, and had fourteen children, four of whom died in childhood. He, himself, departed this life September 12th, 1859, at the age of 67. For four years he endured an affliction which was at times inexpressibly severe, yet his resignation, patience and humility were so great that he was never heard to murmur at the bitterness of the cup mingled for his lips. to him death had no terrors, and proved but a welcome messenger to bid him enter into the possession of an incorruptible and unfading inheritance.
John Callaway (1746 - 1821)
Bethany Arnold Callaway (1750 - 1844)
Martha Reeves Callaway (1796 - 1879)
John R. Callaway (1814 - 1826)*
Sally Callaway (1816 - 1821)*
Lydia Callaway Binns (1818 - 1892)*
William Reeves Callaway (1820 - 1895)*
Reuben Strozier Callaway (1822 - 1853)*
Mary Bethany Callaway Geer (1825 - 1908)*
Sarah Ann Callaway Rhodes (1828 - 1912)*
Enoch G. Callaway (1830 - 1843)*
Abner Reeves Callaway (1832 - 1898)*
Sanders Callaway (1834 - 1835)*
Eliza Ann Callaway Cheney (1836 - 1895)*
Brantly Mercer Callaway (1838 - 1902)*
Jobe Callaway (1768 - 1865)*
John Callaway (1772 - 1844)*
Lydia Callaway Lawrence Thrash (1775 - ____)*
Nancy Callaway Carrington (1778 - ____)*
Bethany Callaway Talbot (1780 - 1871)*
Mary Polly Callaway Thrash (1789 - 1869)*
Enoch Callaway (1792 - 1859)
Adah Callaway (1795 - 1878)*
IN / Memory of / Rev. ENOCH CALLAWAY / Born Sept. 14th, 1792 / Died Sept. 12th, 1859 / He was a member of the Baptist Church about / Fifty years and a faithful and efficient minister / of the gospel about Thirty years. / Marke the perfect man and behold the upright, / for the end of that man is peace.
Callaway Family Cemetery
Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: Aug 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20873513