MARSHAL S. CALLAWAY, Farmers, Washington, Wilkes Co., Ga., son of Seaborn and Mildred (Jordan) Callaway, daughter of Jordan, of Oglethorpe county, Ga., was born in Wilkes county, August 2, 1847, the fourth of eight children, five sons and three daughters, one of each being dead. He was reared on the farm and attended the country schools until he was fourteen years old, when his father died and he had to work on the farm and help keep it up. In 1863 he joined a company of state, or reserve, militia, under Capt. Bowers, and was ordered to Atlanta. He was in Savannah with his command at the time of the evacuation. He was in no regular engagement while in the service. After his discharge he returned home and went to farming in good earnest, and rejoices in the prosperity he has been blessed with. Upright and honorable in all his dealings, a true man and Christian, he stands high in the community. Mr. Callaway was married Dec. 7, 1865 to Miss Mary, daughter of James Spratlin, of Wilkes county, who has borne him eight children, five sons and three daughters; of these, a son and daughter have died. Mr. Callaway is a consistent and influential member of the Baptist church, which he joined in 1861.
Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing Accounts of the State’s Civil, Military, Industrial and Professional Interests, and Personal Sketches of Many of Its People, Volume II, published by The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Ga., 1895; Pg. 332