Posted By:Pauline Hammond
Subject:Re: Eli Callihan and Mary Jane Kilburn
Post Date:August 20, 2010 at 10:04:34
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Forum:Greenup County, KY Genealogy Forum
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I did some research on your Callihan/Kilburn family as follows:

1900 Kenton, Greenup Co, Kentucky
Eli Callihan, 57, born Feb 1843, married 23 yrs, Ky/Tn/Nc
Mary, wife, 53, born Sept 1847, 7 children, 6 living, Ky/Va/Va.
Maggie, dau, 22, born Feb 1878, Ky
George, son, 19, born June 1880, Va
Rebecca, dau, 14, born July 1885, Va
Lillie, dau, 12, born Feb 1888, Washington
L----? McKinney, grandson, 4, born May 1896, Arkansas

Virginia Marriages 1785 - 1940
Groom: Elie Callahan
Groom birthplace: Perry Co, Ky
Bride: Mary Ann Kilbourne
Bride birthdate: 1855
Bride birthplace: Lee Co, Va
Bride age: 21
Marriage date: July 22, 1876
Marriage place: Wise Co, Va
Groom's father: Wm Callahan
Groom's mother: Anna Callahan
Bride's father: Geo Kilbourne
Bride's mother: Rachel Kilbourne
Groom's marital status: Widowed
Bride's marital status: Single

1880 Richmond, Wise Co, Virginia
Eli Calaham, 37, farmer, Ky/Ky/Ky
Polly A., wife, 32, Ky/Va/Ky (Polly is nickname for Mary)
Arminda McKinney, step dau, 13, Mo/Ky/Ky
John Q. McKinney, step son, Ky/Ky/Ky
Mary M. Callahan, daughter, 2, Ky/Ky/Ky (Maggie in 1900 census)

The marriage record says Eli was born in Perry Co, Ky so I checked 1850 census there:

1850 Perry Co, Kentucky (hard to read)
William Callihan, 45?, farmer, Tennessee
Anna, 45, North Carolina
Edward, 19, Ky
William, 17, Ky
Nancy, 16, Ky
Mary, 11, Ky
Hiram, 9, Ky
Eli, 7, Ky (This is your Eli)
Jackson, 5, Ky
(living next door is Isaac Callahan, 24, Ky, and wife Polly, age 24. Isaac is probably Eli's brother)

1860 Perry Co, Kentucky
William Calliham, 59, farmer, Tennessee
Anna, 55, North Carolina
Hiram, 20, Ky
Polly, 20, Ky
Ely, 18, Ky
Jackson, 14, Ky

This is the only Callahan in Perry Co, Ky in 1870

1870 Leatherwood, Perry Co, Kentucky (Very hard to read)
Eli or Elias Callyhan, 28, Ky
Netty, 28, Ky
Mary, 4, Ky
L---?, male, 4, Ky
Durntia, female, 2, Ky
(The marriage record said Eli was widowed when he married Mary Kilbourne so perhaps Netty was his first wife? Age fits your Eli)

William Calhan was in the 1840 Perry Co, Ky census with 9 people in the household but that year only lists head of household. Number of people fit.

I also found this. I think it is your Lillie Callihan even though the name is misspelled:

Michigan marriages 1822 - 1995
Groom: James M. Horner
Groom birthdate: 1879
Groom birthplace: Ky
Groom age: 40
Bride: Lillian Kallen Smith
Bride birthdate: 1888
Bride birthplace: Va
Bride age: 31
Marriage date: July 12, 1919
Marriage place: South Haven, Van Buren Co, Michigan
Groom's father: A. Horner
Groom's mother: Elizabeth Logan
Bride's father: Eli Kallen
Bride's mother: Mary Kilburn
Groom marital status: Widowed
Bride marital status: Widowed

I hope this has helped and let me know if you need further help.

Pauline Hammond