Hi, There is a book that documents the Calliham Family authored by Gen. G.M.G. Stafford, tltled "Gen. Leroy Augustus Stafford, His Forebears and Descendants".This book is inmost of the libraries in Louisiana.If you live out of state, you could request that your library "borrow" it from one of the LA libraries.
I found 1 John David Calliham that has the same birthdate as your John David, July 7, 1862. His parents were David Grimball Calliham (eldest child of John Young Calliham and Mary Jaudon Grimball)and Mary Louisa Fisher, (daughter of Elijah Fisher) He was born July 7, 1862.However, he married Fannie Gertrude Hayes on April 4, 1893.They made their home in Morrow, LA.They had one child David Ione Calliham born March 18 1894.John David died less than nine months after his marriage on December 27, 1893 and before his child was born. David Ione married Joseph Eli LeBlanc on Jan 26, 1921.This is all documented in this book. Pat Miller email@example.com