|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1792|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1848|
DAVID CALLIS , died March 14th, (1848) of winter fever, after an illness of 5 days, at his late residence, near Perry, in this county. Mr. Callis was born in Lunenberg county, Va., September 20th, 1792, where he continued to live till 1812, when war was declared with Great Britain. In his 20th year, and at the first call upon his native state, he enlisted for the defense of his country with fidelity under all the perils and privations peculiar to the soldier of that sanguinary struggle. His services were rendered in the Northern Division of the Army, and besides various other engagements, he was at the storming of York in Upper Canada, the taking of Fort George, the battles of Chippewa and Bridgewater, and in the siege of Fort Erie, where he received an injury from the falling of a log, which killed two of his comrades on the spot, from which he never recovered, and in consequence of which he received a place on the pension list. In 1829, he emigrated to Illinois, and settled on the farm where he finished his earthly career. Mr. Callis was a good citizen, an industrious farmer, a faithful friend, an honest man, a kind husband, an affectionate father, and a consistent Christian. He died as he had lived, in peace with God and man. He has left an aged widow, three children, and a numerous circle of friends to mourn their loss. Peace to his memory.
Created by: Kathy Robinson
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
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