Alexander CALLAHAN (son of David Callahan and wife) was born 1834 in Merrimac Twp., Crawford Co., MO, and died 1897. Notes for Alexander CALLAHAN: BLIND 1890 news Jefferson county, mo Jefferson Democrat Thursday, May 15, 1890 It seems that some meddlesome person has reported to the post-office department that A. M. CALLAHAN, who carries the mail between here and Ware P.O., employs a blind man as mail carrier, who, when Dry Creek is a little swollen, is afraid to try to cross. The person who is guilty of such malicious meanness is getting mightily low down. We all know Mr. CALLAHAN’s condition and know that his efforts, to make a living for himself are very commendable, and his services as mail carrier are entirely satisfactory to the patrons of the line. During two years there has only been one failure to cross Dry Creek and deliver mails promptly, and that was on the 25th? of April inst.On that day Mr. CALLAHAN’s deputy, Louis PIERCE, went with the mail. He was born and raised within two miles of that ford of the creek and seeing it was past fording, did not attempt to cross. That is the only failure in two years, and no man in the county could have made a better record. 1850 Madison County, Mo Census Alexander was living with older brother John & wife Jamima, his brother Benjamin, and John's three children William B, Elizabeth, & Mary A. 1860 Jefferson County, MO Census Alexander was living with brother George and his wife Catherine Callahan in Central Township, Post Office Hillsboro. 1870 Jefferson County, Mo Census Alexander was living in a Sarah Vinyard's household, no occupation, 36 years old, Central Township, Hillsboro post office.