history of Barbara Fritchman Thompson
The Callahan connection to my ancestry is
through my mother's side of the family.
Isaac Callahan is my great, great,
grandfather which is as far back as I have been able to go to this point.
If you have any information related to the
Callahan lines I have posted, please e-mail
The exact year that a Callahan came to Bladen
County to establish a family is somewhat a mystery since the earlier records
are lost. I have wills and deeds that do establish the
later generations of Callahan's owning land in the county. Earlier
generations supposedly lived in the Carver's Creek area. Many of them are
buried in the Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church.
Isaac had two sons who served in the Civil War. One was captured at Fort Fisher
and later died in a prison camp in Elmira, NY. The younger son, also serving
at Fort Fisher, was a drummer and supposedly took his drum and went home
without being granted leave.
David Harris had
a son killed in WWI.
Updated Sunday, September 07, 2003