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William James Callihan (Re: CIVIL THOMPSON)
Posted by: Alisha Morgan (ID *****8341) Date: September 24, 2011 at 17:15:20
In Reply to: Re: CIVIL THOMPSON by liz u. of 657

I have hit a brick wall with one of my ancestors. I recently discovered that my 3x great-grandfather's name is William James Callihan (info from the death certificate of his son; before I thought his name was William Jim Callahan). I realize now that the family spelled their last name 'Callihan' until my grandfather and his sister began school, where they were taught to spell it 'Callahan'.

Anyway, I was wondering if any one knows anything about the family listed below, specifically about William J Callihan. If this is his family, it would make sense based on the names of his children. His oldest son was Charles/Charlie W. and his second son--my great grandfather--was Albert Earl Callihan (similar to the names of the two brothers listed below).

William James, as far as I can find, was born circa 1865 in North Carolina. He married Mary Ricketson in Coffee Co., Georgia in 1889. They remained in the area for many years. Either Atkinson was formed out of Coffee or they moved, but they were in Atkinson Co., GA by the 1920s. I cannot find any references to him after 1920.

I would really appreciate any information! I'm not even sure that my ancestor belongs to this family but since I cannot find any concrete references to him anywhere else, I thought that it was worth the chance.



RE: A Family Tree shows the parents of Charles Warren Callihan as Moore Callihan & Julia Davis.

1860: Elizabethtown P.O., Bladen Co., North Carolina

More Callahan 30 NC Cooper
Juliur Callahan 27 NC Domestic
Pearcy Callahan 12 NC
Ralph Callahan 10 NC
Susan Callahan 5 NC
Charles W. Callahan 3 NC
John L. Callahan 3/12 NC

1870: Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., North Carolina

Julia Callihan 35 NC Keeping House
Edwin Thor 16 NC Laborer
Susan *Thor 15 NC Laborer
Charles *Thor 13 NC Laborer
Leonidas *Thor 11 NC At Home
Pugg *Thor 5 NC At Home
Albert E. *Thor 2 NC At Home
*As indexed. The actual image does not show Thor, just their 1st names.

1880 (From LDS)

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Julia CALIHAN Self W Female W 47 NC Keeping House NC NC
John L. CALIHAN Son S Male W 19 NC Laborer NC NC
*William J. CALIHAN Son S Male W 12 NC Laborer NC NC
Albert E. CALIHAN Son S Male W 9 NC NC NC

Source Information:
Census Place Abbottsburg, Bladen, North Carolina
Family History Library Film 1254953
NA Film Number T9-0953
Page Number 355C
*Albert E.?

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