Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 404 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
Virginia, a daughter of Charles Crawley, also
a native of Virginia. Her parents removed
to Wilkes county, Georgia, where she was
reared and married. She accompanied her
llusband to Walton county, Georgia, where
she spent the remainder of her days, dying
in 1868, at the age of sixty-eight years. Mr.
and Mrs. Callaway were the parents of eleven
children, viz.: Samuel, William, Charles,
John, Eleanor, Robert, Lydia, Nancy, Jesse,
James and Joseph.
Jesse Callaway, the subject of this sketch,
was born in Walton county, Georgia, June
29, 1828. In the latter part of 1852 he
went to Tallahassee Florida, where he engaged
in the mercantile business, having previously
followed farming. He was a resident of the
city about seven years, after which he sold
out and began traveling, visiting different
points in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
and Texas. Returning to Florida in 1860,
he located at Pensacola, and was a resident of
that city when the war broke out. He cast
his lot with his State, enlisting in the winter
of 1860, in a local company, which was soon
incorporated in the First Florida Regiment
of Infantry, and which was soon a part of the
Confederate troops that took possession of
the United States Navy Yard at Pensacola.
Mr. Callaway served in that vicinity until the
expiration of his term of enlistment, when
he entered Cobb's Legion, Wade Hampton's
Brigade, and went to the front. He was in
all the engagements fought by his command,
which comprised some of the heaviest of the
war, and served to the general surrender, laying
down his arms at 8alisbury, North Carolina,
in April, 1865, having had the good
fortune never to be captured or wounded.
At the close of the war Mr. Callaway went
to Pike county, Alabama, where he remained
sixteen months, engaged in farming, and
next removed to Missouri, living in various
localities of that State, and engaged in various
occupations. Having accumulated some
money, he purchased a number of teams in
1869, and began working on railroads in Missouri,
which he continued during the years of
1869-'70-'71. He then came to Texas to take
work on the International Railroad, then
being constructed through east Texas, but
remained there only a few months, when he
sold out and came to the city of Dallas.
Here his first investments were in city lots,
which became very valuable in 1888-'90. A
short time after coming to Dallas, he secured
employment from J. T. Elliott, in the lumber
business, but after sixteen years his health
gave way, and he decided to retire from active
business pursuits. In 1879, he bought
a farm in partnership with M. L. Cordell,
consisting of 160 acres, and situated near
Dallas, which he subsequently divided. He
afterward bought a few acres at different
times, and now has 100 acres, all of which is
either cultivated, or in pasture, and which,
on account of its proximity to the city of
Dallas, is very valuable. Mr. Callawaygives
his entire attention to this farm, and to his
other interests. He has traveled a great
deal, and now often takes trips to different
parts of the country. He is a miemnber of the
Baptist Church, having united with that denomination
at Tallahassee, Florida, in 1858.
He is a public-spirited and progressive man,
liberal with his means, and kind and charitable.
OMINIQUE BOULAY has been a resident
of Dallas county since May 10,
1856, when he came here with the
French colony and engaged in farming. lHe
was born in France, in 1826, the eldest child
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/404/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.