Research findings for surname: Callaway of Amherst County, Virginia, for the period of 1751 – 1795. This information was extracted from various sources available at the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
6 Feb 1751 Francis Callaway and wife Frances to John Thomson, planter for 15 pounds, 200 acres Tomahawk Swamp branches patented 20 Sep 1745. Witness: James Fair, James Callaway, Edward Bright, Edmond Fair, Richard Woodward.
1775 Revolutionary Committee for Amherst
17 Jun 1775 Carter Braxton and wife, Elizabeth, to John Stewart for 364 pounds, 520 acres North side Rutledge and Crooked Run. Part of tract. Lines: Lynch Road, Henry Gilbert, James Menees, Daniel Gaines, Higginbotham, Captain Henry Gilbert at Crooked Run. Witness: John West, Thomas Lumpkin, Joseph Cabell, James Callaway, Robert Burton, William Cabell, Samuel Cabell.
1782 Amherst Tax
David Shephard 1 white 17 Blacks 30 cows 7 horses
April 1782 Property Impressed for Public Service
1783 Amherst Tax
James Callaway 1 white 7 blacks 13 cows 5 horses
13 Jan 1784 Campbell County, James Callaway, Jr. and Betsey (Penn) Shepard, widow of David Shepard. Surety: Gabriel Penn. Witness: Bourne Price, Thomas Crump, John Reid, Nancy Callaway.
5 Jul 1784 Augustin Shepherd, John Shepherd and Debartus Shepherd to James Callaway for 800 pounds, 554 acres. Property of David Shepherd and by his will devised to his three brothers above; refer to will and deeds. Line of Carter Braxton. On 22 Mar 1775 for “300 or 4 acres”. Also deeds of Ezekial Gilbert, 1 Feb 1779 for 40 acres; Ezekial Gilbert on 1 Nov 1779 for 160 acres. John Wiatt Gilbert, 16 Mar 1780 for 50 acres. Tracts adjoining. Witness: William Powell, Jesse Mills, Benjamin Powell, William Wright.
24 Jan 1787 Gabriel Penn and Daniel Gaines, Executors of Henry Gilbert, deceased to John Stewart – appointed under will of record, 4 May 1778 – “lend my land where I live” 450 acres to wife Mary for life; at her death, to be sold and divided to sons, Thomas Gilbert and Richard Gilbert or heirs. May it be noted that on 15th day of present instance, Mary Gilbert, did deliver to John Stewart, a writing relinquishing claims – 525 pounds includes mansion house wherein Henry Gilbert died – 450 acres tract. Witness: James Callaway, James Franklin, William Breckenridge, Wiatt Powell, Will Tandy, Samuel Meredith,, Jr., Richard Chandler, Joseph Penn, Joseph Burrus.
1787 Amherst Tax B
April 9 James Calloway
10 blacks above 16
8 blacks under 16
April 9 Joseph Higginbotham
26 Nov 1778 William Bibb to William Loving for 147 pounds. 294 acres Bobb’s Creek, branch of Rucker’s Run. Lines: William Bibb, William Crisp, Joseph Cabell, William Loving. Part of 392 acres patented to William Bibb 1 Sep 1782. Witness: Thomas Hawkins, James Callaway, William Teas, Davis S. Garland.
1790 Amherst Tax B
April 29 James Callaway 1 white 1 black 7 horses
26 Jun 1790 John Burford, John Stewart, James Crews and Daniel Burford, Sr. to Daniel Burford Jr. for 5 schillings, 304 acres South branch Harris. Witness: James Callaway, Alexander Brydie, Charles Christian, Richard Chandler.
24 Dec 1790 John Stewart and Mourning Burford Stewart for power of attorney to Charles Scott, John Fowler, Horatio Turpin, John Crienden to transact business for them as to any lands lying on the western waters of the state. Witness: James Callaway, Joseph Burrus, Thomas Johnson.
30 Dec 1790 John Stewart and wife, Mourning, to James Watson, 1400 acres in Kentucky in Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Grantors vested with Power under will of John Floyd. Reference to Floyd’s covenant with John and George May, 5 Dec 1782; power of attorney to Robert Breckinridge and George Nicholas, our friends, to convey the 1400 acres. Witness: James Callaway, Lindsey Coleman, Leroy Pope, Ezekial Gilbert administrator.
1791 Amherst Tax B
May 16 James Callaway 2 whites 6 horses
4 Jan 1791 John Stewart about to remove to Georgia. Power of attorney to friend, John Penn to collect from Smyth Tandy; to pay James Mays – Tandy’s deed of trust. Witness: Wiatt Powell, James Callaway, John Watson, Joseph Burrus.
9 Mar 1791 William Cabell and Joseph Cabell to Nathaniel Harlow, for 28 pounds, 289 acres on North branch of Rockfish. Lines: Orphans of Samuel Woods, Sherod Martin. Witness: Pleasant Martin, Samuel Meredith, Gabriel Penn, James Callaway.
1 Apr 1791 James Lively to James Callaway for 160 pounds. 192 acres both sides South fork of Huff Creek. Lines: Benjamin Higginbotham, Patrick Nowland, John Coleman, also 13 acres adjoining. Lines: William Camden, Moses Penn. Witness: D.S. Garland, Joseph Burrus, George Martin.
30 Jul 1791 Smyth Tandy to James Callaway for 10 schillings, Deed of Trust to secure Lindsey Coleman balance due on judgement in County court by John Stewart vs Tandy and assigned to Lindsey Coleman. 2 copper stills – 140 and 120 gallons. Witness: Edmond Tate, Thomas Crews, William Tandy.
24 Sep 1791 Joseph Fox and Susanna Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith. Surety: Samuel Smith. Witness: James Callaway, John Smith
1791 Amherst Tax B
May 16 James Callaway
30 May 1792 Jacob Reid and Elizabeth Staton. Surety: John Ballow. Witness: James Callaway, John Reede.
10 Aug 1792 Jones Reid, widower, and Milly Dawson, daughter of Martin Dawson. Surety: James Callaway. Witness: Owen Haskins, John Franklin, J. Dawson.
13 Oct 1792 John Reid and Elizabeth Coleman, daughter of Benjamin Coleman. Surety: Daniel Coleman. Witness: James Callaway, Daniel Coleman.
1 Mar 1793 Rockbridge Peter Baghart and Sally Coleman, daughter of Benjamin Coleman. Surety: John Reid. Witness: James Callaway, Daniel Coleman.
15 Apr 1793 Nelson Crawford and Lucy Crawford, daughter of Nathan Crawford. Surety: James Callaway.
1793 Amherst Tax B
June 17 James Callaway
20 Jan 1794 Abraham Warren and Rebecca Staton, daughter of William Staton, deceased. Surety: Jacob Pettyjohn. Witness: James Callaway, Samuel Meredith.
25 Jan 1794 Gabriel Penn and wife, Sarah, to William Camden for 300 pounds, 4 tracts and adjoining Tobacco Row Mt. 1): 263 acres by deed form John Barns to Gabriel Penn 13 Nov 1778. 2): 137 acres by deed from Benjamin Wright, 3 May 1774. 3): 32 acres by patented 20 Jul1780. 4): 200 acres by deed from Nicholas Cabell 6 May 1782. Total 532 acres. Witness: James Penn, Robert Holloway, Owen Haskins, Nancy Penn, James Ballinger, Charles Ellis, Jr., James Callaway.
20 Apr 1794 David Crawford, to Edmond Winston, Campbell – Miles Burford in 1784 was seized of 200 acres and taxes for two years and were in arrears. 4 Sep1785, Crawford advertised by law, and Edmond Winston bought the 160 acres and surveyed and laid off. Lines: North bank of Fluvanna, Edmond Winston, Miles Burford, – survey of 9 Mar 1791, by James Higginbotham, surveyor. Witness: Robert Holloway, Wiatt Smith, James Callaway, Reuben Crawford.
30 Aug 1794 James Thomas, widower, and Patty Gregory. Surety: Henry Read. Witness: James Callaway, Samuel Meredith.
19 Oct 1795 James Penn power of attorney to William Sidney Crawford to sign for him as security for my sister, Elizabeth Callaway, Administrator of James Callaway, deceased. Witness: Reuben Crawford, John Loving.
1795 Amherst Will of James Calloway. Written 6 Jul 1787 Proven 20 Oct 1795
Witness: Joseph Davenport, John Lamont, George Coleman, Benammi Stone.
Executor: Friend, Wm. S. Crawford. He refused to qualify and Elizabeth Callaway did so and he was her bondsman by attorney, JamesPenn.