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Biographical Sketch of John B. Callaway

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John B. Callaway was the eldest son of Flanders Callaway and Jemima Boone.* He was a fine scribe and an excellent business man, and was Justice of the Peace and Judge of the County Court for many years. A large proportion of the old legal papers of St. Charles County have the name of John B. Callaway attached to them as Justice of the Peace. He had a mill and a distillery on Femme Osage creek, and the water for the distillery was carried some distance in troughs, made by hollowing out poles, which were kept free of mud by crawfish, placed in the troughs for that purpose. Mr. Callaway died in 1825. His wife was Elizabeth Caton, and their children were Emaline, Verlenia, James, and Octavia. Emaline married Hayden Boone, a son of Squire Boone, who was a nephew of Daniel Boone. Verlenia married John Bryan, a son of Henry Bryan. James married Mary McKinney, daughter of Alexander McKinney. They live in Mexico, Mo., where Mr. Callaway, who is a capitalist, is engaged in the banking business. Octavia married Schuyler Rice, who was from New England.
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*It is stated elsewhere that Capt. James Callaway was the eldest son, but it is a mistake, as we have learned since that portion of the book was printed.


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