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George Wesley CALLAHAN
Catharine Jane WILLIAMS
Husband:  George Wesley CALAHAN / CALLIHAN / CALLAHAN
Birth:  1835, Moreland Twp., Scott Co., MO
Death:  Jun 1878, Jefferson Co., MO
Father:  David CALLAHAN
Mother:  unknown

[In general, the CALLAHAN spelling is about ten times more common than the CALLIHAN spelling, which is about twice as common as the CALAHAN spelling.]

Marriage:  27 Nov 1859, Jefferson Co., MO
Wife:  Jane Catherine / Katherine / Catharine WILLIAMS
Birth:  Nov 1843
Other Spouse:  m2. 1 Feb 1882, Jefferson Co., MO, George W. DODSON
Father:  Thomas WILLIAMS
Mother:  Ruth TODD
Children born in Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO: 
  1.  Austin CALAHAN
  2.  Franklin CALAHAN, b. 1858
  3.  Martha CALAHAN, b. 1861
  4.  Washington CALAHAN, b. 1862/3
  5.  Ruth CALAHAN, b. 1863/4
  6.  James Thomas CALAHAN, b. 27 Feb 1866
  7.  George CALAHAN, b. 1869
  8.  Elmina CALAHAN, b. 14 or 19 Oct 1870; d. 15 Mar 1960, MO
  9.  Mary Jane CALAHAN / CALLAHAN, b. 7 Sep 1872, Jefferson Co., MO
10.  Benjamin H. CALAHAN, b. 1873/4
11.  Elizabeth CALAHAN, b. 1875/6
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri

Sources (n.b., Crawford Co. is adjacent to Jefferson Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Jane Catherine WILLIAMS
Marriage: 27 Nov 1859, Jefferson, Missouri
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  cannot find.  I also cannot find George's remarried mother and several of this siblings.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 27):  Hillsboro P.O., Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M653_626, p. 540, PN 24, 172/173, enumerated 4 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Geo Callahan 25 M   Farmer   100 Missouri
Catharine 20 F         "
Alexr     " 30 M         "
Alexander is George's blind brother.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 45):  Hillsboro P.O., Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M593_783, p. 231B, PN 22, 153/160, enumerated 14 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Callahan G W 33 M W Farmer 2000 950 Missouri
         Catherine 26 F W Keeps House     do
         Franklin 12 M W Works on farm     do
         Martha  9 F W At Home     do
         Washington  7 M W do     do
         Ruth  6 F W do     do
         James  4 M W do     do
         George  2 M W do     do
Franklin cannot be their son as he wasn't with them in the 1860 census.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 38):  Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll T9_695, p. 98B, PN 18, SD 1, ED 193, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13d 22 23 24 25 26
171 175 Calahan Jane W M 36       \ \ Farmer \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ Washington W M 17   Son \     Working on farm \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ Ruth W F 16   Dau \     At home \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ James W M 14   Son \     Working on farm \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ George W M 12   Son \     Working on farm \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ E???? W F 10   Dau \       \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ Mary W F  8   Dau \       \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ Benjamin W M  6   Son \       \ \ MO MO MO
    _______ Elizabeth W F  4   Dau \       \ \ MO MO MO
    Williams Ruth W F 70   Mother   \ \ At home \ \ MO MO MO
This record was marked out with the notation, "Correction, not in my Dist.," but with another note that said, "Erased before comparison."

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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