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Mace Callaway to be specific.

He was my great great grandfather.

This is the only known photograph of him that exists in my family.

Allen Mason Lowery Callaway, 3 Jan 1847 - 15 Feb 1877

I know quite a few things about him.

It's the things I don't know that bug me, and even more, that I haven't a clue about how to figure them out.

Like where he's buried.

And if his death at age 30 was related to his service in the Civil War.

And how, since he already knew the man who was to become his widow's second husband as a result of their service in the same CSA cavalry unit - was there some kind of an agreement between the two of them that David Andrew Williams would take care of the young widow, Mary Dunn Callaway, and their daughter (my great grandmother), Julia Ann Callaway?

And why did Mace and Mary only have one child throughout the course of their eleven year marriage before his death?

My C is for Callaway challenge is a challenge in so many ways.

I am taking the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge, albeit starting a few months late.

Date: 2013-03-05 05:22 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's the questions that bug us, but they're also what keeps us looking ;-)
Alona @ Gould Genealogy

Oh Lord...

Date: 2013-03-14 01:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
his mysteries are enough to keep you up at night, which it has. There has GOT to be SOMETHING SOMEWHERE about how and where he died!!!

- Cousin B

fictional resemblance

Date: 2013-04-08 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
He resembles the portrait of Dr. Frunkenstene from "Young Frankenstein." He was Gene Wilder's dad. Bud


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