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 Nathaniel C Callaway

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Nathaniel C Callaway

  • Birth 10 Aug 1819 Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 7 May 1862 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Confederate Soldier's Rest, Lot/Div #2, #102, Plat 652
  • Memorial ID 42981484

Son of John ST and Amy (Stamps) Callaway, and the ninth of twelve children. He was born 10 Aug 1819, in New Bourbon, St Genevieve District in the land that is now Missouri (Missouri did not become a state until 1821), but at the time of his birth, was still part of the Louisiana Purchase, and so was considered Louisiana territory.

John and Amy Callaway sold their considerable land holdings in Missouri and moved to what is now Clark County, AR by late 1822.

Nathaniel C Callaway married Julia Ann Wingfield on 25 Apr 1845 in Clark Co., AR. They had five children, four of whom survived to adulthood, including my g-g-grandfather, Allen Mason Lowery Callaway. His second son, Benjamin Madison Duncan Callaway, died at the age of 11.

In October 1847, Nathaniel built a cabin and began farming on the northwestern quarter of Section 26, Township 6 South, Range 20 West. This property is now owned by Weldon Lookadoo and the US Corps of Engineers. In October 1854, the Pre-Emption Act was passed by Congress and Nathaniel purchased his parcel previously described, as well as the southeast quarter of Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 20 West for 12.5 cents per acre from the United States at the Washington, AR Land Office (a total of 320 acres).

On 6 Mar 1862, when his youngest child was 4 years old, Nathaniel C Callaway enlisted in the CSA as a Private at Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR in Co H of Pennington's 23rd Arkansas Infantry. According to Civil War service records for him, he died of typhoid fever on 7 May 1862 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. His body was not returned to his widow for burial. His service record documentation states that he was buried in Soldier's Rest, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

After his death in 1862, three of his children, Caddo, John and Thomas, were raised by his brother, William A. "Little Bill" Callaway.

Three of his other children are:
Caddo Eliza Ann Callaway Holder, 1853-1928
John N Callaway, 1855-1892

Bio by: Dee Burris Blakley



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  • Maintained by: Dee Burris Blakley
  • Originally Created by: Noname
  • Added: 11 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42981484
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathaniel C Callaway (10 Aug 1819–7 May 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42981484, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Dee Burris Blakley (contributor 47047047) .