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Joseph T. Callahan (1781 - abt. 1851)

Joseph T. Callahan
Born in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Joseph T. Callahan was born about 1781 and died in 1851, probably in November.

Joseph Callahan was listed in the 1850 census of Yancey Co. NC as 69 years old and born in North Carolina. There has been speculation from several genealogists that Joseph was either the son of Joel Callahan of Greenville, SC (1754-1847) or a son of Henry Callahan of Rutherford Co. NC (1754-1830). To date, however, no connection to either family has been proven. [1]

Joseph married first Unknown Chandler, the daughter of John Chandler. Joseph is mentioned in his will. John Chandler. She died before 1825, so Joseph was an heir.[2] Elizabeth, in the 1850 Yancey census, was a later wife.

Joseph married second Elizabeth Eliza Unknown (1787–1850). They had the following children:[3]

  1. Callahan 1804–
  2. John H Callahan 1806–1880
  3. Callahan 1810–
  4. Callahan 1811–
  5. James Callahan 1812–
  6. William Callahan 1816–
  7. Ezekiel Callahan 1817–1853
  8. John Callahan 1819–
  9. Joseph Callahan Jr 1820–1854
  10. Elizabeth Callahan 1822–
  11. Edmund M. Callahan 1823–1880
  12. Lucinda Callahan 1824–1900


  1. Family Tree Maker
  2. Buncombe Co., NC Deed Book 13, p 523. 1825.
  3. South Carolina Wofford College Obituary Index Joseph T. Callahan Death Date: Abt 1851 Publication 7 Nov 1851 Reference: OD: 11/7/1851v15, #23, p92, c2

See also:

  • Waldrop Website
  • South Carolina, Wofford College Library Obituary Index, 1837-2008 . Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.Original data: Archives. Obituary Index. Wofford College Library: accessed 28 October 2012.
  • The Holcombes: nation builders ; their biographies, genealogies, and pedigrees / by Mrs. Lewin D. (Hannah Elizabeth Weir) McPherson. Author McPherson, Hannah Elizabeth (Weir) 1878-Call Number GENE WYO 929.2 HOLCOMB M Publication Date 1947
  • William Holcomb (1650-aft.1705) and Simon Gross (b.1711) - Their Families and Decendants" by L. Margaret (Holcomb) Wellborn, P.O. Box 259, Lake Lure, NC 28746 - Ward Publishing Company, 1992
  • Family Tree Maker
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (Index Link : accessed 27 September 2015), Joseph Callaham, Yancey county, part of, Yancey, North Carolina, United States; citing family 1170, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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AS for the father of this Joseph Callahan, there are few options available. His father is not Joel Callahan; his father is not Josiah Callahan; it is very unlikely that he is related to Darby Callahan - although that is not impossible.

Basically, that leaves Henry Callahan, died 1830 Rutherford Co., NC. But, a diagnosis of exhaustion is not proof.

posted by Howard Waldrop
I have five children for Joseph: John, James, Ezekiel, Joseph, Lucinda.

Joseph was married twice: First _____ Chandler, who died before 1825; second Elizabeth after 1830. he married Miss Chandler ( a daughter of John Chandler) before 1806.

posted by Howard Waldrop
Joseph 708 is the father of John 684. Joel is not the father of John 684.

Joel has two known children: John( who is a new John!!) and Catherine, who md Robert Compton.

posted by Howard Waldrop
I think that Ezekiel and John are children of Joseph.

I have to prove the others. Joseph's Chandler wife was not named Elizabeth. Elizabeth, daughter of John Chandler, was not married in 1850.

posted by Howard Waldrop
Buncombe Co., NC Deed Book 13, p 523. 1825.

Disposal of the land of john Chandler, deceased. he bought said land in 1806. Joseph Callahan married a daughter of John Chandler. She died before 1825, so Joseph was an heir. Elizabeth, in the 1850 Yancey census, was a later wife. Seeking additional children. Seeking his parents.

posted by Howard Waldrop

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