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Re: Thomas Jefferson Callihan - Texas
Posted by: Kendon L. Clark Date: December 24, 2001 at 21:23:36
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Jefferson Callihan - Texas by Norman D. CALLIHAN, Colonel (retired) of 227

Col. Callihan:
My g-g grandmother was Louisa Jane Callihan, born circa 1806 (some sources say in Vermont). According to family tradition, Louisa Jane was a sister to your Thomas Jefferson Callihan, born 1817. Am I correct so far?
Louisa Jane married 5 Aug. 1824 in Lawrence Co., Ohio to William Clark (my g-g grandpa, of course) & they came to Texas in the 1830s, settling first in Houston County. It is said that William Clark left for the goldfields of California in the late 1840s & was never heard from again. In about 1850, Louisa Jane, her 3 children, Nancy Louisa, Josephine & Barton, along with other family members, came south down the Trinity River & settled in the southern sector of then Liberty County, which in 1858 became Chambers County. They settled on both sides of the mouth of the Trinity, marrying into local families. Louisa Jane died in 1861 in this area, either at Wallisville or Lawrence Island, she having children & their families at both locations.
Your posting listing William Clark Callihan as a son of TJC is pretty good confirmation to me of the connection between TJC and Louisa Jane. Do you know any more about this side of the family? Ever hear anything relating to the apparent demise of William Clark, whom I assume was the namesake of your grandfather? Also, do you know the names of the parents of TJC and, supposedly, Louisa Jane Callihan?
Pardon my hitting you with all this on Christmas Eve, but did not want finding your posting to become cold on my feeble mind!
Marry Christmas to you and yours.

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