Col. James CALLAWAY ID#945, b. 25 December 1735, d. 1 November 1809
Father*Col. William CALLAWAY1,2 b. 1714, d. a 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Tilley CRAWFORD
Birth*Col. James CALLAWAY was born on 25 December 1735 in Virginia.2 
He was the son of Col. William CALLAWAY and Elizabeth Tilley CRAWFORD.1,2 
Marriage*Col. James CALLAWAY married Sarah TATE on 24 November 1756.3 
Military*1758 - Bedford County Militia.4 
Elected*Col. James CALLAWAY was Elected between 1765 and 1771; represented Bedford County in the House of Burgess from 1785 to 1771.5 
Death Spouse*His wife, Sarah Tate, died in 1773.3 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth EARLY, daughter of Col. Jeremiah EARLY II, on 22 September 1777 in Virginia.5,3,6 
MilitaryJames Callaway was sworn in as a Lieutenant in the Bedford County Virginia Militia on 28 Dec 1778.7 
County Change*1782 - Campbell County formed from Bedford County. 
Death SpouseHis wife, Elizabeth Early, died in 1796.3 
Marriage*Col. James CALLAWAY married Mary LANGHORNE in 1799.3 
Death*Col. James CALLAWAY died on 1 November 1809 in near New London, Campbell County, Virginia, at age 73.8,9 
Burial*He was buried in Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery, Bedford County, Virginia;

Photo: Find A Grave by PictureTaker.9 

Family 1

Sarah TATE b. 1735, d. 1773

Family 2

Elizabeth EARLY b. 3 Feb 1759, d. 1796

Family 3


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  2. [S3245] Bible - Callaway - Early Family 1712-1887, Library of Virginia -
  3. [S3074] Hale, Nathaniel Claiborne, Roots In Virginia: an Account of Captain Thomas Hale, Virginia Frontiersman, His Descendants And Related Families. With Genealogies And Sketches of Hale, Saunders, Lucke, Claiborne, Lacy, Tobin And Contributing Ancestral Lines. Philadelphia?, 1948., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S3038] Hening, William Waller - The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in the year 1619. Richmond, 1810-1823., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  5. [S27] Early, R H. Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches: Embracing the History of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926. Lynchburg, Va: J.P. Bell Co, 1927., Personal Collection - printed book.
  6. [S3379] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge, Capt., History and Genealogy of the Buford Family In America, Revised and Enlarged Edtion, 1903., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  7. [S149] McAllister, J T. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: Mcallister's Data. Hot Springs, Va: McAllister Pub. Co, 1913. Print., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  8. [S77] Brown, Alexander, The Cabells and Their Kin - A Memorial Volume, The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1895, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  9. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
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