Rebecca Callahan

Rebecca Callahan

Female Abt 1822 - 1902  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name Rebecca Callahan 
    Born Abt 1822  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Sublimity, Marion co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rebecca Townsend, 50, head, keping house, b. IL, parents b. VA
      Thomas J, 18, son, farmer, b. IA, father b. VA
      Ella, 12, grand dau, at home, b. OR, b. OR, father b. CA, mother b. IA
    Land Purchase 29 Apr 1882  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 80 acres: the SW qtr of NW qtr Sec 35 T8SR1W, plus 40 acres (described) adjacent Thomas S. Townsend land: James H. & Mary E. Wanless his wife quitclaim to Rebecca Townsend, for $50. Witnessed by George M. Townsend, E.J. Daurie, U.S. Dusenberg, A. Bushniler. (bk 28 pg 483)
    Census 1885  Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although Rebecca is not here, many of her children are, so I am putting them under her entry:

      Townsend, Geo. M., 32, b. VA
      , T. J., 22, male, b. Iowa
      , Jas., 28, b. Iowa
      , Clara, 20, b. Wis?
      , E, 42, male, b. OR
      , G or Y, 35, male, b. OR
      Swartz, Laura, 30, farmer, b. Iowa
      ...
      3 names later are some Randalls, possibly one of whom Laura marries
    Census 19 Jul 1900  Englewood Precinct, Marion Co, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard L. Swarts, 57, b. Aug 1842 in PA, married 32 yrs, parents b. PA, farmer
      Carrie Swarts, 47, b. Mar 1853 in IL, parents b. VA, 10 kids, 8 alive
      Ralph Swarts, 19, son, b. Sep 1880, all kids b. Oregon
      Ivan Swarts, 14, b. May 1886
      Bell Swarts, 17, dau, b. Jan 1883
      Arthor Swarts, 9, Jull 1890
      Gracie Swarts, 7, Apr 1893
      Ester Swarts, 4, Nov 1895
      Lottie Stotlar, 52, sister in law, b. Dec 1847, widowed, 6 kids, 3 alive, b. IL, parents b. VA
      Georgie Stotlar, 17, son, Dec 1882 in OR
      Walter Stotlar, 13, son, Aug 1886 in OR
      Rebecca Townsend, 72, mother in law, b. May 1828, widowed, 9 kids, 7 alive, self & parents b. VA
      Jefferson Townsend, 38, brother in law, May 1862 in Iowa, single
      Elmer Stolter, 28, son, b. May 1872 in OR
      Henry Eoff, 23, boarder
      George Townsend, 49, boarder, b. Apr 1851 in IL, single, parents b. VA
      Lula Ingersoll, 26, niece, b. May 1874 in OR, widowed, parents b. NY

      2 farms earlier is Mary E. Swarts, 53, widowed, b. IL, and her children Walter, Jennie, Edith M, and nephew George W. Swarts. The prior house is James L. Townsend, 45, b. Mar 1853 in IA, parents b. VA, wife Clara, children Eugene, Roy or Leroy Jr, Homer, Isaac, Mabel, Ethel, Mildred, and Earl. The next page says "Salem to Silverton Road".
    Died 17 Jun 1902 
    Obituary 18 Jun 1902  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Townsend--At the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Swarts, a few miles east of Salem, Tuesday, June 17, 1902, Mrs. Rebecca Townsend, aged 80 years, of old age.
      Deceased is an old resident of Marion county and is survived by three sons and a daughter all of whom reside in or near Salem, as follows: J.N., Jefferson and George Townsend, and Mrs. R.L. Swarts.
      Funeral services will be conducted at Lee Mission cemetery, where burial will take place, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday." OS Jun 18, 1902 6:1 (bio source: Oregon Pioneers Website)
    Buried Lee Mission Cem, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Brother Charles & his wife Jane also moved to IL then IA, presumably with the other families who made this trek. [Cheryl S.]

      1900 census says she was born May 1828, but 1860 census age would have her b. 1821 and obituary puts her at 80 in 1902, so born abt 1822, which seems far more likely, since she married in 1842 and was probably closer to 20 than 12 then.

      Charles & Jane Callahan are in 1860 census in Winneshiek Co, IA, near Leven Wanless and Thomas Townsend. He is 56, she is 52. Didn't copy whole entry. They are from VA and at #973.

      Called Rebecca T. Townsend in 1881 land sale (see dau Mary's entry). She made her mark, so was illiterate.
    Person ID I1906  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2014 

    Father Edward S. Callahan,   b. Abt 1796, Pendleton Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane Lockridge,   b. Abt 1797, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Sep 1815  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F692  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas S. Townsend,   b. 1812-1814, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1874, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1842  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen Townsend,   b. 3 Mar 1842, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1904, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Charlotte "Lottie" Townsend,   b. 1847, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1907  (Age 60 years)
     3. Harriet Townsend,   b. 1849, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George M. Townsend,   b. Apr 1851, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1910  (Age ~ 59 years)
     5. Caroline Matilda Townsend,   b. 31 Mar 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1923  (Age 69 years)
     6. Laura Townsend,   b. 1856, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James M. Townsend,   b. 1857, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Hayesville, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Alice Townsend,   b. 1859, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Thomas Jefferson Townsend,   b. May 1862, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1933  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F602  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Bath County Marriages, 1815 SEPT 3 (Reliability: 3).
      : Bond for Edward Callihan and Jane Lockridge. Surety, John Irvine. Lanty Lockridge consents for dau. Jane. Charles Callihan consents for son Edward. Witness, John Irvine. Returned Sept 14 by Otho Wade. [p.48]--Lanty is actually Jane's stepfather, according to Cleek; her motherElizabeth Benson first md. Wm. Lockridge and had Jane & Wm. After herhusband Wm died, she md. his brother Lanty and had more kids. [Cleek,p.390-391]

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.95 BOND DATED JAN 10 1842 FOR THOMAS S. TOWNSEND AND REBECCA CALLIHAN. SURETY, CHARLES L. CALLIHAN. E.S. CALLIHAN CONSENTS. WITNESSES, CHARLES (S.?) AND JANE (L.?) CALLIHAN. RETURNED JAN 13 BY WILLIAM J. RIDER FOR THOMAS S. TOWNSEND AND REBIA CALLIHAN. (Reliability: 3).