Callahan, James B.

Submitted by mercercounty on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 09:55

JAMES B. CALLAHAN, of P. L. Kimberly & Co.’s Iron Mills, post-office Greenville, was born in Fayette County, Penn., January 1, 1825, and is a son of Edward and Jane (Thompson) Callahan, natives of Ireland, who immigrated in youth to America. They were married in Eastern Pennsylvania, and soon afterward removed to Fayette County. In the spring of 1827 they came to Mercer County, and after a short stay in Pymatuning Township they purchased a tract of land in West Salem Township, whereon they spent the balance of their lives, dying in the faith of the Seceder Church, in 1839 and 1850, respectively. Politically Mr. Callahan was a Democrat. They reared twelve children: Elizabeth (deceased), John N. (deceased), Mary (deceased), Solomon (deceased), Jane (deceased), David, Nancy, Margaret, Edward, William, James B. and Rebecca. Our subject has lived in Mercer County since the spring of 1827, and followed farming up to January, 1882, when he commenced working in the rolling mill. He was married July 27, 1843, to Mary Ann, daughter of Adam Miller, who came here from Maryland in 1802. Mrs. Callahan was born in West Salem Township October 24, 1819, and is the mother of eight children, six of whom are living, viz.: Edward D., Sylvester C, Celestie, Jane, Frank P. and Etta. Mr. Callahan and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he is a Democrat.
History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1171-1172

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