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The Hughes Family History

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  • ID: I7176
  • Name: Thomas Jefferson Callis
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 AUG 1836 in Tn. 1
  • Death: 7 JUL 1907
  • Burial: Battle-Keely Cem, Gibson Co, Tn 2
  • _MILI: Civil War, CSA 1862 2
  • Reference Number:

    • 2
    • IDNO: p182-g9
    • Note:
      From Goodspeed's History of Tn - Gibson Co.

      Thomas Callis is of English-Irish descent, and was born in Gibson County, Tenn., August 31, 1836,
      son of Wilkins and Mary (Battle) Callis, born, respectively, in Virginia and Tennessee. Our subject
      was raised on a farm and was educated in the common schools of Gibson County. He has been
      a farmer from almost his earliest recollections, and has met with fair success in all his undertakings.
      He owns fifty-one acres of land, on which he located in 1881. It is well improved, a part of the same
      being in a fine state of cultivation. His other lands amount to about 116 acres. February 20, 1861,
      he was united in marriage to Harriet Mason, daughter of Richard and Lucy Mason, of Gibson
      County. Their union has been blessed in the birth of three daughters and one son: Mary A. C.,
      Charley W., Lula B. and Florence V. L. Mrs. Callis died December 5, 1872, and September 23,
      1876, he married Sarah T. Russell, daughter of Pinkney and Cassie A. Russell. Their family
      consists of two sons and one daughter: Theophilus, Ollie B. D. and Grover C. The family are
      members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Mr. Callis is a Democrat and a member
      of the I. 0. 0. F. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate service and served one year.

      Father: Wilkins Callis b: 1 SEP 1802 in Lunenburg, Va.
      Mother: Mary Battle b: 4 DEC 1813

      Marriage 1 Harriet Mason
      • Married: 20 FEB 1861 3

      Marriage 2 Sarah T. Russell
      • Married: 23 SEP 1876 3

      1. Abbrev: 1850 census of Gibson Co, Tn
        1850 census of Gibson Co, Tn
      2. Abbrev: THE CALLIS FAMILY
        in England and the USA
        1086-1998, original by Helena Callis McGinnis.
        Info taken from Electronic Edition.
      3. Abbrev: Goodspeed's history of Tn.
        Goodspeed's History of Tn.