MICAJAH CALLOWAY




Born: 1755, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Died: April 11, 1849

Buried: Peugh Cemetery, Monroe Twp, Washington Co, IN

Service: 1777, People of Boonesboro, KY needing salt, it was arranged that Daniel Boone and 80 men should go to the lower Blue licks on the Licking River and Manufacture salt. Micajah Callaway and his brother Flanders were of this number. The party set out Jan 1, 17778 and by Feb had enough salt to send three men back.

Boone was captured by Indians the same day and persuaded his men to surrender. Callaway was prisoner 3 years and 7 months and was able to work off the British with the Indians. He was used later as interpreter in exchange prisoners. He was at one time chief of scouts.

Proof: Pension application.
Pension claim S 36574
Washington County History by Stevens.

Married: (1st) Mary ARNOLD, 1796

Children:
James
Edmund

Married: (2nd) Frank HAWKINS

Children:
John Hawkins
Noble

Directions: Peugh Cemetery
From the Courthouse in Salem take State Road 135 North, to the intersection of Gross Road which will be on your right. Go no more than 2/10th of a mile on your right is a gravel road doing down to a Lake John Hay Road, When I was there was a red sign that read "Seldom Seen Lake", go all the way down to the gate and there is a driveway to the cemetery on your right.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude North 38.6897, Longitude West 086.0975



Information was collected by Mrs Harvey Morris, Salem, Indiana.
Directions and photos for this patriot courtesy of Stephen D Franklin, Hoosier Pioneer Patriots, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Photos taken June 2001.

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