Calloways of Bedford County, Virginia

These records go from 1745 to 1810 and include a few items from Albemarle, Goochland, Pittsylvania, and Lunenburg Counties.

They are in the following categories:

  1. Deeds
  2. Probate Records

Then we provide a list of sources at the end.

Please click on Joseph Calloway, Francis Calloway and Frances Gaddah, and Samuel Calloway and Mary.

Before we get to Bedford County, here are records only about Francis Callaway (my direct line) in other counties:

Albemarle County, Virginia

Aug. 9, 1749

George III grants to Francis Calloway and Charles Lynch, Gent. Charles Lynch has conveyed estate of four hundred acres unto Moses Edger; Sarah Lynch, wife of late Charles Lynch, now wife of John Ward, cannot conveniently travel to court, so Francis Calloway and Charles Lynch (sic, probably her son) is empowered to go out an interview her to receive her acknowledgement; wit: John Nicholson, clerk of court. XXV day of February 1768, in eighth year of our reign; signed Henry Fry; Bedford, V March 1768: Francis Calloway and Charles Lynch went to receive her acknowledgement; signed Francis Calloway and Charles Lynch; recorded March Court in Albemarle, March 1768 (DB 4, 1764-1768, pp. 475-76)

Sept. 10, 1755

Francis Calloway’s land is said to border William Stith’s 4,000 acs. (Stith is a court clerk) in Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties, on brook of Black Water on Fluvanna on Brooks of Otter R., crossing Tomahawk R. near the ridge between James R. and Roanoak R., near Irwins’s Path, in Callaway’s Mill Path, on Francis Calloway’s line and Thomas Moseley (Land Patent Book 31, p. 745; PB 26, p. 197 and p. 201)

Goochland County, Virginia

Sept. 20, 1745

Francis Calloway is patented 400 acres in Goochland County, on both sides of Tomahawk Swamp (pp. 40-41, recorded in Virginia Magazine 292)

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1767

Francis Caloway (sic) owns 13 acres in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; he is not taxed (Clement 308).

Lunenburg County, Virginia

March Court 1746

William Pryor, assignee of William Hopkins, plaintiff v. Francis Calloway, defendant, in Debt. This day came James Meridith his atty, and came also John Phelps of Lunenburg and has become bail and pledge for defendant. Defendant says he cannot gainsay the action of the plaintiff. Judgment for plaintiff for £17.0.3, the debt plus costs. But this judgment, except as to costs, is to be discharged by the payment of £8,10 and 1.5 pennies + 5% interest from May 1, 1747 (Lunenburg OB 1, p. 120)

April Court 1747

Alexander McKie, petitioner v. Francis Calloway, defendant. On a petition: the petitioner having proved his account for £3.16 to be just, by his own oath, it is ruled that he recover against defendant his debt + costs + lawyer’s fee (Lunenburg OB 1, p. 165)

May Court 1747

Francis Calloway serves on a jury (Lunenburg OB 1, p. 174)

June 29, 1750

Francis Callaway, planter, Lunenburg County, to William Callaway, planter, of Lunenburg County, 40 pounds, 244 acres; Lunenburg, on lower side of Buffalo Cr.; wit: Thomas Pitman, Thomas Pitman, Joseph Miller, William Tomson; signed Francis Callaway, Frances Callaway (DB 2, 51-52)

BEDFORD COUNTY

As promised, we can now focus on that county in Virginia

DEEDS

These deeds go only from 1761 to 1769. Sometimes they have witnesses; others don’t.

Sept. 22, 1761:

George Walton of Lunenburg sells to Zachariah Neal 200 acres for 14 pounds, on the south side of Folly’s Cr. in Bedford, bounded by George Anderson and William Calloway, and the land where John Bush lived, including 300 acres in the meadow on the north side of said creek; signed George Walton; rec. Sep 22, 1761 (DB 2, p. 1)

Day and month blank, 1761:

Richard Calloway sells to William Hardy 196 acres for 20 pounds, on both sides of Elk Cr. bounded by John Handy and Richard’s patent line, Greasy Ridge, Johnson’s mtn. Signed Richard Calloway; Frances relinquished her dower rights; rec. Jun 23, 1762 (DB 2, p. 30)

July 27, 1762:

Francis Calloway and his wife Jane sell to Thomas Moorman (Mooreman) 200 acres for 121 pounds; Francis is in possession of 400 acres by his majesty’s patent dated Sep. 20, 1745, 200 acres of which has been sold to John Thompson, and the remaining 200 acres is now granted to Thomas Moorman; the land was surveyed when in Goochland, but now in Bedford, on Tomahawk Cr. and bounded by Tomahawk Swamp, the dividing line between Thompson and Calloway, the ridge in the patent line between  Thompson and Calloway; signed Francis and Jane; rec. July 27, 1762 (DB 2, p. 67)

July 26, 1762:

James Calloway witnesses a deed between James Walker of Rowan Co., NC (seller) to John South of Bedford (buyer), planter; signed James Walker; other wit: William Stamps, Francis Thorpe; rec. Aug. 24, 1762 (DB 2, p. 71)

July 26, 1762:

James Calloway witnesses a deed between George Caddy of Cumberland Co. to John South of Bedford, for 40 pounds, 200 acres; signed George Caddy; other wit:  William Stamps, Fran’s Thorpe; rec. not stated (DB 2, p. 74)

Sept. 28, 1762:

George Walton of Lunenburg Co. sells to William Bramblett, a certain tract of land for 30 pounds, on both sides of South Branch of the north Fork of Otter R., bounded by John Calloway, Hatt, the Naked Hill, Woodson, about 312 acres; singed George Walton; rec. Sep 28, 1762 (DB 2, p. 79)

Sept. 28, 1762:

George Walton of Lunenburg sells to John Fuqua, for 16 pounds, 200 acres, on branches of Little Otter R. bounded by Womack, a division line of 400 acres survey, and Calloway; signed George Walton; rec. Sep 28, 1762 (DB 2, p. 86)

Feb. 22, 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to Jarvas Jackson, 350 acres for 21 pounds, 10 shillings, on both sides of Oslin Cr., a branch of Otter R. bounded by trees; signed Richard Calloway; wit: Thomas Pullen, Francis Meguire; rec. Feb. 22, 1763 (DB 2, p. 98)

July 27, 1762:

Francis Callaway sells to Thomas Mooreman, 200 acs. lying on Tomahawk Cr. (DB B-2, p. 67)

Aug. 24, 1762:

James Walker to John South, 100 acs. on Otter R. wit: James Callaway, Wm. Stamps, Francis Thorpe (DB B-2, p. 71).

Sept. 28, 1762:

George Walton to John Fuqua, 200 acs. on Otter R., adj. Callaway’s line (DB B-2, p. 86)

Nov. 23, 1762:

George Walton of Lunenburg Co. sells to John Turley, 200 acres for 15 pounds, on east side of Elk Cr. bounded by Gibson’s corner on Gibson’s Branch, Anderson’s Calloway’s line, near mouth of Gibson’s Branch; signed George Walton; rec. Nov. 23, ____. (DB 2, p. 106)

Nov. 23, 1762:

Ambrose Bryant to Jeremiah Early, 260 acs. adj. Callaway’s and Walton’s corner; wit: John F. Patrick, John Willis, Joshua Early (DB B-2, p. 49)

Nov. 23, 1762:

Ben Howard, Wm. Mead, Rich. Callaway, trustees of Bedford Co. to Joseph Calvert, one lot of land in New London Town (DB B-2, p. 118)

Jan. 23, 1763:

Zechariah Adams sells to William Stamps 135 acres for 15 pounds, on Bear Branch, bounded by Sherwood Gaddy’s, Richard Tullious’, and Francis Callaway’s lines; signed Zechariah X Adams; wit: Francis Thorp, Stokley Brent, Jonathan Pr____, Samuel Murphy; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 257)

Feb. 22, 1763:

Richard Callaway to Jarvis Jackson, 350 acs. on both sides of Oslin Cr. wit: Thomas Pullin Francis Maguire (DB B-2, p. 98)

Feb. 22, 1763:

William Callaway to James Callaway 193 acs. on Buffalo Cr. (DB B-2, p. 145)

Feb. 23, 1763:

William Callaway to Francis Thorpe, 280 acs. on Buffalo Cr. (DB B-2, p. 147)

Feb. 23, 1763:

William Calloway sells to James Calloway for divers good causes and for 50 pounds, 193 acres,  being part of 1600 acres bearing patent date Jun 1, 1750; bounded by hor____ Branch; signed William Calloway; rec. Feb. 22, 1763 (sic) (DB 2, p. 145)

Feb. 23, 1763:

William Calloway, merchant, sells to Francis Thorpe, planter, for divers good causes, for 10 pounds, a tract on Buffalo Cr. and bounded by Francis Calloway, including 36 acres of William Calloway’s patent dated Mar. 25, 1762, and 244 acres from Francis Calloway’s patent dated Aug. 20, 1747, totaling 280 acres; signed William Calloway; rec. Feb. 22, 1763 (sic) (DB 2, p. 147)

Mar. 18, 1763:

George Walton of Lunenburg sells to John Taplin (Tamplin), for 20 pounds a tract on both sides of Tilly’s Branch, bounded by Calloway’s corner in Trigg’s line, thence to John Fuqua; singed George Walton; rec. Mar. 22, 1763 (DB 2, p. 150)

Mar. 23, 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to Thomas Wood Jr. for 22 pounds, 10 shillings, 0 p. 204 acres; bounded by south fork of ____ R. granted to Calloway by patent; signed Richard Calloway; rec. Mar. 22, 1763 (DB 2, p. 155)

Month and day blank, (May 24, 1763) 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to [blank] Jackson for [blank] pounds 540 acres, bounded by both sides of Harricane (sic) Cr., Milam’s corner in Calloway’s line, the lines of the old survey of 940 acres; the land is the lower end of said survey, which was first made of Harricane Cr. of 950 acres, of which I have already sold 400 acres (the upper end); these presents convey the lower end, the 540 acres, as mentioned; signed Richard Calloway; Frances Calloway, his wife, relinquished her dower rights; rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 171)

May 24, 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to Baniaman (sic) Turmon, for 60 pounds, 449 acres, on north side of Johnson’s mtn., bounded by patent line, Handy’s corner; signed Richard Calloway; Frances his wife relinquished her dower rights; wit: none, rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 172)

Month and day blank (May 24, 1763), 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to Gabriel Penn, for [blank] pounds, tract on both sides of Elk Cr. [blank] acres; bounded by Handy’s (Hardy’s) land, Calloway’s patent, Parrish’s corner; signed Richard Calloway; Frances his wife relinquished her dower rights; rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 175)

Month and day blank, 1763:

Richard Calloway sells to Thomas Milam, for [blank] pounds, 400 acres, on both sides of Harricane (sic) Cr. bounded by patent line; signed Richard Calloway; Frances his wife relinquished her dower rights; rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 177)

Mar. 2_, 1763:

Edmond Fair sells to Sherod Gaddy of Cumberland Co., for 60 pounds, 155 acres bounded by Blackwater Cr. near Fleming’s mtn., James Calloway, the patent line; signed Edmund Fear (Fair); wit. Henry Hobson, George Gaddy; rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 190)

___ 2 (May 24, 1763), 1763:

Richard and Elizabeth Woodward sell to William Calloway for divers good causes and 100 pounds, [blank] acres on Ivery (sic) Cr. and bounded by trees; signed Richard X Woodward and Elizabeth X Woodward; wit: James Calloway, George Watts, Julus (Julas) Woodward; rec. May 24, 1763 (DB 2, p. 204)

May 24, 1763:

Thomas Greenwood to Francis Callaway, 190 acs. on Seneca Cr. wit: Michael Gash, Peter Brooks, John Mattox (DB B-2, p. 168)

Jun. 28, 1763:

George Walton of Lunenburg Co. sells to James Tilley, for 13 pounds, 304 acres on east or lower side of Otter R., bounded by Tilly’s own upper corner on said Cr., Callaway’s lines, Walker’s line, Pullen’s corner; signed George Walton; rec. Jun. 28, 1763 (DB 2, p. 210)

Aug. 13, 1763:

Ben Howard, Richard Callaway, and William Mead, trustees for the Town of New London, so appointed by Act of Assembly, as by the said Bedford court, sell to William Stamps, for 2 pounds and 3 shillings, one half acre of land lying on Main St. being one of the lots of land said Trustees were appointed to sell, and denoted in plan of town as no. 11; signed Ben Howard, Richard Callaway, William Mead; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 259)

Aug. 22, 1763:

William Vardeman to James Callaway, 33 acs. on North Side of Stanton Cr. (DB B-2, p. 247).

William Vardeman sells to James Callaway 195 acres for 50 pounds, on east side of Plumb Tree Branch, on north side of Staunton R. and bounded by a branch opposite to the mouth of Watry Branch; signed William X Vardeman; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 249)

Aug. 22, 1763:

William Callaway sells to William Stamps one-half acre lot of land at the upper end of New London Town and denoted, adjoining half acre belonging to Col. John Ch_____. Signed William Callaway; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 253)

Aug. 22, 1763:

William Callaway sells to William Stamps one-half-acre lot of land, being the third half acre from the upper end of the town of New London, and denoted by adjoining half acre belonging to Jeremiah Early; signed William Callaway; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 255)

Aug. 23, 1763:

William Vardeman sells to James Callaway 74 acres for 100 pounds, on north side of Staunton R., bounded by trees; signed William X Vardeman; rec. Aug. 23, 1763 (DB 2, p. 245)

Sept. 27, 1763:

Richard Callaway sells to Thomas Wood for 18 pounds, 220 acres, on both sides of Osling Cr. adjoining James ____; Jarvis Jackson; signed Richard Callaway; Frances his wife relinquishes her dower rights; rec. Sep. 27, 1763 (DB 2, p. 274)

Nov. 2, 1763:

William Callaway witnesses a deed between Henry Bunch (seller) and Simon Miller (buyer) of Caroline Co. other wits: John Roberson and Francis Thorpe; Anne relinquished her dower rights; rec. May 22, 1764 (DB 2, p. 363)

Feb. 18, 1764:

John Callaway to James Callaway, £100.00 on both sides of Little Otter (DB B-2, p. 292)

___ 23, 1764:

James Callaway sells to John Callaway of Halifax Co., for 300 pounds, 182 acres of ___ side of Stanton Cr. in Bedford Co., bounded by head of Sawpit Branch; signed James Callaway; rec. Jan. 24, 1764 (DB 2, p. 284)

Aug. 24, 1764:

John Tunley to Josiah Cokar (Cakar), for 15 pounds, 130 acres of south side of Elk Cr. bounded by Gibson, Gibson’s Branch, Callaway; signed John Tunley; wit. Jeremiah Early, James Callaway, Sarah Early, James Orchard; rec. Jan. 24, 1764 (DB 2, p. 286)

___, 17, 1764:

John Callaway of Bedford (sic) sells to James Callaway for 100 pounds 445 acres on both sides of Otter R. and bounded by trees; signed John Callaway; wit: Barnabas Arthur, Eusebius Stone, Thomas X Hugan; rec. Feb. 28, 1764 (DB 2, p. 292)

Mar. 27, 1764:

Jacob Echols (Eakoels, Eakorls, Echarls) sells to James Callaway for 40 pounds 24 acres, bounded by Irvine R. on Vardeman’s line, Mobberly’s Branch; signed James CX Echorls (Echols); wit: John smith Jr. Timothy T (his mark) Dalton, Booker (Buwker) Smith; rec. Mar. 27, 1764 (DB 2, p. 331)

Mar. 27, 1764:

Francis Callaway sells to John Roberson for 20 pounds 380 acres bounded by Rev. Mr. Stith’s corner, in said Callaway’s line, on branch of Tomahawk Cr. Signed Francis Callaway; rec. Mar. 27, 1764 (DB 2, p. 334)

Jun. 26, 1764:

William Stamps to Archibald Kile, for 15 pounds, 135 acres, bounded by lines of Sherwood Gaddy, Richard Tulles, ____ Callaway; signed William Stamps; wit: Jno. Brent, John Murphy, John Frazer, Stockley Brent; rec. Jun. 26, 1764 (DB 2, p. 399)

Jun. 26, 1764:

George Grunday sells to Adam Beard, for 25 pounds, 159 acres, on both sides of branch of Otter R. known as Glady Branch and bounded by Callaway; signed George Grundy, Elizabeth his wife relinquished her dower rights; rec. Jun. 26, 1674 (DB 2, p. 409)

Jun. 26, 1764:

William Callaway sells to John Callaway of Halifax Co., for 50 pounds, 165 acres, between Glebe and the courthouse and bounded by Anderson; signed William Callaway; rec. Jun. 27, 1764 (DB 2, p. 415)

July 2_, 1764:

George Walton of Lunenburg Co. sells to Martin King of Goochland Co., for 9 pounds, 145 acres, on both sides of Otter R. on lines of Thomas Pullin, Giles Williams, Thomas Woods, and said Kings own land purchased of William Callaway; signed George Walton; wits: William Stamps, Thomas Pullen, Gross Scruggs; rec. Aug. 28, 1674 (DB 2, p. 448)

Aug. 24, 1764:

Archibald Kyle sells to Jarred Doughtery, planter, for 20 pounds, 139 acres, on Bear Branch, bounded by lines of Sherwood Gaddy, Richard Tullos, Francis Callaway; signed Archibald Kyle; wit: Stephen Goggin Sr, Sarah Goggin, Lettice Goggin; rec. Aug. 28, 1764 (DB 2, p. 452)

Aug. 28, 1764:

George Walton to David Fleming, 450 acs. on Head of Ready Cr. and Callaway’s Rd. wit: R. Routledge, George Walker, Jr., Paul Carrington (DB B-2 p. 439)

Nov. 5, 1764:

James Callaway sells to Jeremiah Early, for f___ pounds, 494 acres, on north side of Staunton R., bounded by Sawpit Branch, Goose Cr., mouth of Staunton R.; signed James Callaway; wit: Joshua Early, James Buford, Henry CI his mark) Dooly; rec. Nov. ____ , ____ (DB 2, p. 458)

Nov. 27, 1764:

James Callaway to Jeremiah Early, 494 acs. on North side of Stanton R.; wit: Joshua Early, James Buford, Henry Dooley (DB B-2, p. 458)

Sept. 24, 1764:

William Callaway sells to Thomas Morgan (Morgain), for 30 pounds, 400 acres, on branches of Goose Cr., bounded by small branch of Stoney Fork of said cr. signed William Callaway; rec. Sep. 25, 1764 (DB 2, p. 471)

Sept. 24, 1764:

William Callaway sells to Jacob Anderson, for 5 pounds, 270 acres, on both sides of westernmost fork of Buffoe (sic), bounded by Sawyer, bunch, Irvine; signed William Callaway; rec. Sep. 25, 1764 (DB 2, p. 474)

Sept. 25, 1764:

David and Mary Meriwether of Amelia Co. sell to Christopher Johnson of Albemarle Co., for 59 pounds 12 shillings, 596 acres, on both sides of Tomahawk Cr., a branch of Blackwater Cr. of the Fluvanna R. and bounded by Rev. Mr. Stith, John Dawson, lines of Capt. Thomas Ballans, Charles Lynch, Francis Callaway; signed David Meriwether; rec. Sep. 25, 1764 (DB 2, p. 474)

June 25, 1765 (sic):

Obadiah Woodson of Prince Edward Co. sells to Richard Stith, for 100 pounds, for 2800 acres, grated to Woodson by a patent dated Aug. 15, 1764, on both sides of Little Otter R. bounded by Randolph’s  and Walton’s corner and William Calloway’s corner; signed Obadiah Woodson; rec. Jun. 28, ____ (DB 2, p. 479)

Nov. 26, 1764:

George Walton of Lunenburg Co. sells to James Calloway, for 6 pounds, 7 acres, on branches of Elk Cr. bounded by Early’s old corner, Turnley, Gibson; signed Geo. Walton; wit: Jerh. Early, Richard Crump, George Frazer; rec. Nov. 27, 1764 (DB 2, p. 491)

July 24, 1764:

Barnabas Arthur sells to John Callaway, for 95 pounds, 170 acres, on north side of Goose Cr. bounded by Vardeman; signed Barnabas Arthur; wit: Matthew Talbot, Jacob Echols, Wm. Leftwich; rec. Feb. 26, 1765 (DB 2, p. 507)

July 2, 1764:

Alexander Sayers of August Co. grants to Israel Christian, of the same, one certain lot in Town of New London, lot no. 13, by virtue of the trustees of the town, Benjamin Howard, Richard Calloway, William Mead; signed Alex’r Sayers; wit: Anthony Bledsoe, Francis Thorpe, John Mills, Wm. Christian, James McFall, Thomas Barnes, Francis Smith; rec. Feb. 26, 1765 (DB 2, p. 512)

July 2, 1764:

Alexander Sayers of Augusta Co. sells to Israel Christian, for 40 pounds, 4.5 acres, lot. no. 36, by virtue of deeds of conveyance made by Benjamin Howard, Richard Calloway, and William Mead, Gent. trustees for the town of New London, dated May 26, 1761; signed Alexander Sayers; wit: same as deed dated Jul. 2, 1764; rec. Feb. 26, 1765 (DB 2, p. 514)

July 2, 1764:

Alexander Sayers of August Co. sells to Israel Christian, for 40 pounds, 6 acre lot no. 37; the other elements of this deed are the same as the previous one.

Mar. 26, 1765:

James Eakols to James Callaway, 150 acs. on North Side of Stanton R. (DB B-2, p. 530)

Mar. 27, 1765:

Robert Page of Goochland Co. sells to Ambrose Bramblett for divers good causes and 35 pounds, 150 acres on branches of Tomahawk Cr. of Blackwater R. bounded by line of Francis Calloway, formerly granted to him by patent survey done; thence on Capt. Lynch’s line; signed Robert Page, Wineford (N, her mark) Page; wit: Joseph Jackson, Elijah Bryant, Susannah Jackson; Mar. 27, 1765; tract delivered to Ambrose Bramblett by Robert Page and Wineford his wife; rec. May 28, 1765 (DB 2, p. 536)

Apr. 18, 1765:

John Witley of Henrico Co. sells to Archibald Kyle, for 12 pounds, 104 acres, bounded by Turpin’s and Gaddy’s corner, Stith, a branch of Bear Branch, Francis Calloway, Adams; signed John Whitley; wit: David Irvine, Stephen White, George X White; rec. May 28, 1765 (DB 2, p. 549)

May 28, 1765:

Alexander Parrish sells to Leonard Hall, for 50 pounds, 400 acres, bounded by a corner on Naked Hillside, and division line between said Parrish and Richard Calloway; signed Alexander Parrish; his wife Mary relinquishes her dower rights; rec. May 28, 1765 (DB 2, p. 557)

Dec. 3, 1764:

James Buford sells to Jeremiah Early, for 30 pounds, 558 acres, on north side of Buttrom’s  Branch, bounded by where Early’s line crosses the line of Callaway, thence up said branch binding on Zechariah Neal; signed James Buford; wit: Edmund Fair, Joshua Early, James Gibson; rec. May 28, 1765 (DB 2, p. 559)

May 28, 1765:

William Vardeman sells to James Callaway, for 5 pounds, 49 acres, bounded by Mobberley (Mobley) and patent line; signed William Vardeman; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 574)

Apr. 4, 1765:

Jas Harvey of Berkeley Co. SC sells to Isham Talbot of Bedford Co., for 50 pounds, 63 acres, bounded north side of Staunton R., at foot of Smith’s mtn., signed James Harvey; wit: James Callaway, William Spencer, John Callaway; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 577)

June 25, 1765:

John Callaway sells to Thomas Clark, for 90 pounds, 170 acres, by patent dated Sep. 5, 1749, granted to Israel Peterson, bounded on north side of Staunton R. lower side of Goose Cr. and by Vardeman; signed John Callaway; rec. June. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 581)

June [blank], 1765:

James Calaway (sic) sells to Amos Tharp, for 15 pounds, 112 acres, on branches of Blackwater Cr. and Buck Mtn. containing by patent, bounded by Fry’s and Company; signed James Callaway; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 583)

June 26, 1765:

James Callaway sells to John Callaway of Halifax Co. for 300 pounds, 445 acres, on both sides of Little Cr. [?], bounded by trees; signed James Callaway; rec. Jun. 24, 1765 (sic} (DB 2, p. 587)

June 25, 1765:

Richard Callaway sells to John Wood, for 18 pounds, 200 acres, bounded by Jarvis Jackson’s line, on Cs line Cr., a branch of Oslin Cr. Richard had sold and bargained land to Thomas Wood, now decd., so land goes to John Woods; signed Richard Callaway; his wife Frances relinquishes her dower rights; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (sic) (DB 2, p. 589)

June 26, 1765:

William Callaway sells to William Callaway Jr. for 500 pounds, 400 acres, on Elk cr. and Lick Run, bounded by a hickory near Oak mtn. signed William Callaway; Jun. 23, 1765; (DB 2, p. 591)

June 25, 1765:

William Callaway sells to Mathias Mounts, for 60 pounds, 306 acres, on head of Little Otter R. bounded by Randolph; signed William Callaway; wit. none; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (sic) (DB 2, p. 601)

June 25, 1765:

William Callaway sells to John Mounts, for 40 pounds, 182 acres, on head of Little Otter R. bounded by trees; signed William Callaway; wit: none; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (sic) (DB 2, p. 603)

June [blank] 1765:

John Wood sells to James Richey, [blank] pounds, 335 acres, on both sides of Oslins Cr., a north branch of north fork of Little Otter R., bounded by Richard Callaway; Agness, wife of John, relinquished her dower rights; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (sic) (DB 2, p. 604)

June 16, 1765:

John Echols of Russell Parish sells to John Haynes of same, for 30 pounds, a certain messuage on 400 acres, lying on both sides of Little Otter R., bounded by William Trigg, Callaway’s and Walton’s line, Leftwich; signed John Echols; wit: John Phelps, James Callaway, William Haynes; rec. Jun. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 606)

July 23, 1765:

Adam Beard sells to Charles Neal, for 50 pounds, 159 acres, on both sides of Glady Branch, and bounded by Callaway; signed Adam Beard; rec. Jul. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 625)

July 27, 1765:

George Watts to William Callaway, 100 acs. N. side of Ivy Cr. (DB B-2, p. 629)

Sept 23 and 24, 1765:

Lease and release: James Callaway and Sarah his wife to George Robinson of Albemarle Co., for 5 shillings, 272 acres, bounded by Gibson, Turnley; signed James Callaway and Sarah Callaway; rec. Sep. 24, 1765 (DB 2, p. 665; DB B-2, p. 668)

Oct. 22, 1765:

John Hayes sells to Jacob Echols, for 160 pounds, 400 acres, on both sides of Little Otter R., bounded by Crawley, Callaway’s and Walton’s lines; signed John Haynes; Sarah, John’s wife, relinquishes her dower rights; rec. Oct. 22, 1765 (DB 2, p. 679)

Oct. 22, 1765:

Josiah Coffer sells to George Doolin, for 22 pounds, 230 acres, bounded by Gibson, Jacob Anders, and Callaway; signed Josiah Coffer; rec. Oct. 22, 1765 (DB 2, p. 680)

Sept. 24, 1765:

William Mead, Gent., sheriff of Bedford Co., to William Callaway, Gent., in July court 1764; this deed witnesseth that William Stamps took an oath that he is an insolvent debtor, charged by Buchanan and Co. having been in custody 20 days, and delivered up to sheriff, who sells to William Callaway, for 10 pounds, 100 acres, bounded by Bright and patent line; signed Wm. Mead; wit none; rec. Sep. 24, 1765 (DB 2, p. 682)

Oct. 22, 1765:

William Callaway sells Josiah Cox of Cumberland Co., for 200 pounds, 1506 acres, on south side of Otter R., bounded by Trigg on Little Otter R. Walton, Brown, Sherwood Walton, Scarbrough, Walker, Randolph; signed William Calloway; rec. Oct. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 693)

Rec: Mar. 28, 1758 (sic):

Bond: Matthew Talbot, Richard Callaway, William Ather and William Callaway bind themselves to King George II, for 250 pounds, by Act of Assembly passed Aug. 1755, tax laid for 1 shilling or 10 pounds of tobacco, on every titheable person, or 1 shilling or 10 pounds of tobacco on every 100 acres, to be collected for year 1758; and a further tax of 2 shillings or 20 pounds of tobacco on every titheable person, to be collected for 1758; if said Matthew Talbot, sheriff of Bedford Co. do collect taxes, the bond shall be void; rec. Mar. 28, 1758 (DB 2, p. 701)

Rec: Nov. 23, 1765 (sic):

Bond: Robert Ewings, Richard Callaway, Wm. Boyd, and Robert Hairston bind themselves to King George III for sum of 1000 pounds, to ensure that Robert Ewing, sheriff of Bedford Co. to collect several land and poll taxes due for the year 1763 rec. Nov. 23, 1765 (DB 2, p. 714)

Rec: Oct. 23, 1764:

Bond: William Mead, William Trigg, James Callaway, John Quarles, Francis Thorp, and Joshua Early bind themselves to King George III in the sum of 1000 pounds, to ensure that William Mead, sheriff of Bedford Co., collect the fees and dues owed to the officers and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco (DB 2, p. 716)

Rec: Oct. 23, 1764:

Bond: William Mead, James Callaway, William Trigg, John Quarles, Francis Thorp, Joshua Early bind themselves to King George III in the sum of 1000 pounds, to insure that William Mead, sheriff of Bedford Co., to collect the taxes (DB 2, p. 717)

Rec: Oct. 23, 1764:

Bond: William Mead, James Callaway, William Trigg, John Quarles, Francis Thorp, and Joshua Early bind themselves to King George III in the sum of 1000 pounds, to ensure William Mead collect all the quitrents, fines, forfeitures, amercements, due the king, by Jun. 2 annually, and carry out his other duties (DB 2, p. 718)

Rec: Oct. 23, 1764:

Bond: William Mead, James Callaway, William Trigg, John Quarles, Francis Thorp, Joshua Early bind themselves to King George III, in the sum of 1000 pounds, to ensure William Mead shall truly perform the office of sheriff (DB 2, p. 719)

Rec: Nov. 28, 1764:

Bond: William Mead, James Callaway, William Murphy, Jeremiah Early, and Isham Talbot bind themselves to King George III, in the sum of 1000 pounds, to ensure that William Mead, sheriff of Bedford Co. shall collect and pay the land and poll taxes for the year 1765 (DB 2, p. 720)

Rec: Mar. 27, 1765:

Bond: William Mead, Richard Callaway, Adam Beard, Samuel Drake bind themselves to King George III in the sum of 500 pounds, to ensure that William Mead shall collect the public levy assessed on the titheable persons for the year 1765 (DB 2, p. 721)

June 20, 1766:

Gabriel Penn of the County of Amherst sells to Leonard Balloe (Bellew), for 95 pounds, 380, on both sides of Elk Cr. bounded by Handie, Richard Callaway’s patent line, Parrish; signed Gab’l Penn; Sarah relinquished her dower rights; rec. Jun. 24, 1766 (DB 2, p. 729)

June 24, 1766:

Leonard Balloe to Gabriel Penn of Amherst Co., for 68 pounds, 5 shillings, 10 pence, to secure the payment of the bond granted by Balloe to Penn, bearing date Jun. 24, 1766; Balloe has granted Penn 380 acres on both sides of Elk Cr., bounded by Handie, Richard Callaway’s patent line, Parrish; if Balloe pays Penn the worth of the bond, then it becomes void; signed Leonard Ballow; wit – none; rec. Jun. 24, 1766 (DB 2, p. 730)

June 24, 1766:

James Callaway witnesses a deed between Henry Hendrickson and Vincent Glass, 95 acs. on both sides of Goose Cr. where Chas. Harvey lives; wit: Wm. Vardeman, Henry Snow, Geo. Hackworth, Maj. Strutton (DB C-3, p. 1)

Jan. 27, 1767:

Richard Callaway to Martin King, 495 acs. on Elk Cr. beginning at Penn’s corner (DB C-3, p. 17)

Feb. 26, 1767:

William Callaway to Martin King, 460 acs. in Bedford Co. on Elk Cr. (DB C-3, p. 48)

Feb. 26, 1767:

John Callaway of Halifax Co. to Jeremiah Early, 182 acs. on North side of Stanton r. (DB C-3, p. 49)

Mar. 24, 1767:

Richard Callaway to Andrew Rusher, part of a tract of land granted to Richard Callaway (DB C-3, p. 62)

May 27, 1767:

William Callaway to William Mead, Richard Stith, and Richard Callaway, 50 acs. in New London for erection of courthouse (DB C-3, p. 97)

Aug. 25, 1767:

James Callaway to Jeremiah Early, 134 acs. lying on branches of Stanton R. (DB C-3, p. 126)

Aug. 25, 1767:

William Callaway to Eusebius Hubbard, 390 acs. on Little Otter R. and Goose Cr. beginning at Walton’s corner (DB C-3, p. 131)

Sept. 23, 1767:

Jeremiah Early to James Buford, 558 acs. in Bedford Co. along Callaway’s line (DB C-3, p. 140)

Feb. 23, 1768:

William Callaway Jr., witnesses deed between Samuel Drake and William Callaway; 320 acs. on North side of Otter R.; wit: Gross Scruggs, Fran. Thorp, James Newell Jr. (DB C-3, p. 168)

Mar. 22, 1768:

William Callaway to Samuel Bratcher, tract lying on Otter R. (DB C-3, p. 181)

Mar. 23, 1768:

James Callaway to Philip Brewer, 193 acs. on Buffalo Cr. (DB C-3, p. 183)

June 28, 1768:

William Callaway to Roland H. Burke, 100n acs. on Bright’s line (DB C-3, p. 195)

June 26 (sic), 1768:

William Callaway to Peter Farquerer, 130 acs. on Branches of Ivey Cr. (DB C-3, p. 201)

Aug. 26, 1768:

James Callaway to William Callaway Jr., ½ ac. lot in New London town, (DB C-3, p. 209)

Sept. 27, 1768:

William Callaway to Arthur Cooper and John Hook, 330 acs. on North side of Otter R. (DB C-3, p. 222)

Sept. 27, 1768:

Richard Callaway and Elizabeth his wife to Peter Davie of Co. of Albemarle and Robert Cowan of Bedford Co., 1000 acs. on South side of Elk Cr. (DB C-3, p. 225)

Jan. 24, 1768 (should be 1769):

Richard Callaway to Charles Gwatkins (sic) 317 acs. on Oslin Cr. a north branch of Otter R. (DB C-3, p. 240)

Jan. 24, 1769:

Richard Callaway to Edmund Fear, tract on Oslin Cr. a north branch of Otter R. (DB C-3, p. 241)

Feb. 23, 1768 (sic):

Samuel Drake to William Callaway and John Hook, 330 acs. on north side of Otter R. just above Oak Mt. branch; wit: William Callaway, Jr., Gross Scruggs, Fran. Thorp, James Newell Jr. (DB C-3, p. 274)

June 27, 1769:

James Callaway witnesses deed between Jonathan Jennings of Pittsylvania Co. and Hardie Evans, 167 acs. on Briery Cr. a north branch of Stanton R.; wit: John Phelps, Geo. Philips (DB C-3, p. 283)

June 27, 1769:

John Callaway witnesses deed between John Fitzpatrick to Thomas Brown, 100 acs. of tract on which Fitzpatrick now lives; wit: Henry Brown (DB C-3, p. 300)

June 27, 1769:

John Callaway of Spotsylvania Co. to Robert Erwin of Augusta Co., 445, acs. North side of Little Otter R. (DB C-3, p. 309)

Oct. 24, 1769:

Richard Callaway to William Wilson of Prince Edward Co., 306 acs. on branches of Oslin Cr. (DB C-3, p. 363)

Oct. 24, 1769:

Zach Callaway witnesses deed between Obadiah Woodson of Prince Edward Co. to Henry Brown, 190 acs. on both sides of Lick Run (DB C-3, p. 365)

Oct. 24, 1769:

Richard Callaway’s Rd. is mentioned in deed between William Lowery and Thomas Holly, 102 acs. on upper side of Elk Cr. just above Richard Callaway’s Rd. (DB C-3, p. 369)

PROBATE RECORDS

They stretch from 1767-1810.

May 26, 1767:

James Calloway’s estate to be inventoried

Appraisers: Jacob Anderson, Sherwood Geddy, and Zachariah Morris

Rec: July 26, 1773

Will Book 1, p. 191

Nov. 15, 1772:

George Calloway’s will

Wife: Milly

Dau: Betty

Ex’ors: Francis Thorpe, William Calloway Jr., Charles Gwatkins (sic)

Wit: Robert Alexander, John Campbell, John Mead

Rec: Jan. 25, 1773

WB 1, p. 165

Aug. 3, 1773:

Account of estate of James Calloway

By: William Mead, Robert Cowan, and William Austin

Rec: Sep. 28, 1773

Will Book 1, p. 197

Dec. 21, 1780:

Zachariah Calloway’s estate is to be inventoried

Appraisers: William Howard, Charles Mooreman, and Jesse Tate

Rec: June 25, 1781

1780-1788:

Zachariah Calloway’s current account

Various names mentioned, but no Calloways

Returned: Nov. 24, 1788

Will Book 2, pp. 11-13

1773-1791:

George Calloway’s current account

Ex’ors: William Calloway and Charles Gwatkins (sic)

Various names mentioned, but no Calloways

Returned Jan. 24, 1791

Will Book 2, pp. 46-48

July 25, 1796:

Zachariah Calloway’s Account Current

Admin: Simon Miller

Examined: David Saunders, John Trigg, Thomas Logwood

Returned: July 25, 1796

Will Book 2, 183-84

May 2, 1809:

James Calloway’s will

Wife: Mary

Sons: James, Henry, William, Abner, John, George, Jeremiah, and Thomas

Daus: Lucy, Catherine, Polly Brown, Elizabeth Innes, and Frances Steptoe

Ex’ors: James Calloway, Achilles Calloway, William Gibbs, Leonart Hutt, and Robert Owen

Rec: Nov. 27, 1809

Will Book 3, p. 214

Dec. 7, 1809:

Inventory of estate of James Calloway

Appraisers: William Crump, Thomas Hilly, Samuel Hairston, T. S. Burwell

Rec: Feb. 26, 1810

Related:

Calloways of Surry Co., North Carolina;

Joseph Calloway,

Francis Calloway and Frances Gaddah,

Samuel Calloway and Mary.

SOURCES

Bedford County, Virginia Deeds, 1761-1766. Miami: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991

Ann Chilton, Bedford Co. Virginia, Will Book 1, 1759-1787, Will Book 2, 1787-1803, n.p. 1988.

—. Bedford County, Virginia, Will Book 3, 1794-1810, n.p. 1988.

—. Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book B-2, Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain P, 1992.

—. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book C-3, Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain P., n.d.

Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Virginia County Court Records: Deed Abstracts of Albemarle County, Virginia, Deed Book no. 4, 9 August 1764 to 12 August 1768, Mclean, VA: published privately, 1989.

Joida Whitten, Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia, Will Book 2, with Inventories and Accounts, 1788-1803, n.p., 1980.

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