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  Switzerland to State of New York to State of South Carolina to Rabun Co., GA; Mid-Eighteen Hundreds to Early Nineteen Hundreds

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  JACOB FREDERICK CALLENBACK was born Abt. 1826 in Switzerland, and died Bet. 1880 - 1891. He married ISABELLA DAVIS Bef. 1859 in State of South Carolina (Probable).

Oath of Allegiance signed by Jacob F. Callenback after the War for Southern Independence (aka "Civil War"):


Grave of Jacob Frederick Callenback:


1. JAMES E. CALLENBACK, b. 10 February, 1859, State of South Carolina; d. 23 December, 1945; m. MARGRETHA MARIETTA UNKNOWN.

2. MARY CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1862, State of South Carolina.

3. JOHN M. CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1865, State of South Carolina.

4. LEWIS W. CALLENBACK, b. 1868, State of Georgia; d. 08 December, 1948, Rabun Co., GA.

5. CHESLEY CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1870; d. Bef. 1880.

6. JESSE CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1870; d. Bef. 1880.

7. ROSETTA CUMI "ROSA" CALLENBACK, b. 06 September, 1871, State of Georgia; d. 11 July, 1942.

8. THEODOCIA J. CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1875, State of Georgia; m. MARCUS D. LEE, 28 September, 1910, Rabun Co., GA.

9. FREDERICK CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1877, State of Georgia.

10. MARGARET E. CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1880, State of Georgia.


  LEWIS W. CALLENBACK was born 1868 in State of Georgia, and died 08 December, 1948 in Rabun Co., GA. He married (1) PELONIA A. "LONA" WILLIAMS 22 January, 1888 in Rabun Co., GA, daughter of ANDREW WILLIAMS and REBECCA KIRBY. He married (2) SARAH MARGARET HOLCOMB 10 September, 1908 in Rabun Co., GA. He married (3) MARTHA J. HOLCOMB WOODS 10 June, 1929 in Rabun Co., GA.

Marriage record of Lewis & Pelonia (Williams) Callenback:

Former home of Lewis Callenback:


1. LAVONIA (ELIZA L.) CALLENBACK, b. 16 November, 1889, Rabun Co., GA; d. 11 February, 1974, Fulton Co., GA; m. JAMES LOGAN ENGLISH, 18 November, 1906, Rabun Co., GA.

Lavonia Callenback English:

2. JAMES C. "CLIFF" CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1892, State of Georgia.

3. HUBERT F. CALLENBACK, b. 11 March, 1893, State of Georgia; d. 07 March, 1971; m. (1) BESSIE UNKNOWN; m. (2) MINNIE WOOTEN.

4. ALFRED R. CALLENBACK, b. 05 April, 1896, State of Georgia; d. 24 March, 1969, State of Georgia; m. CAROLINE S. ARNOLD.

Alfred & Caroline Callenback and two of their sons:

5. LIZZIE E. CALLENBACK, b. 27 August, 1897, State of Georgia; d. 17 June, 1976; m. BEN HOLLIFIELD, 04 April, 1915, Rabun Co., GA.

6. CORA B. CALLENBACK, b. 27 May, 1900, State of Georgia; d. 13 May, 1978.

7. DELLAH CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1902, State of Georgia; m. UNKNOWN RAMEY?.


1. JOHN A. CALLENBACK, b. 09 February, 1911, State of Georgia; d. 12 September, 1948; m. LIZZIE RITCHIE.

2. CLARA CALLENBACK, b. Abt. 1914, State of Georgia; m. LUTHER HENSON.


Book 2 1927-1979, Page 115; Rabun Co., GA

Inventory and Appraisement by the Court of Ordinary

To L. F. Rickman, Verner Kastner, Horace Cathey, Ray McClain, & J. Robert Ramey

There are to authorize you or any three of you whose names are hereabove written to attend and appraise the goods and chattels, lands, tenements, rights or credit of L. W. Callenback, deceased wheresoever any of the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, right or credits of said deceased are within the County of Rabun and which shall be shown unto you by Hubert F. Callenback, as administrator  of L. W. Callenback deceased or come to your knowledge or sight, you having first taken an oath before some legally authorized person to make a true and perfect appraisment and inventory thereof, and to cause the same to be returned unto your hands, or any three or more of you to the said Court within two months from the date hereof.

In Testimony whereof I hereunto affix my hand and seal this 7th day of September 1965

Signed:  Rob't. H. Vickers, Ordinary

State of Georgia, Rabun County.

You J. Robert Ramey, Verner Kastner, Ray McClain & L. F. Rickman do swear that you will make a just and true appraisment and inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, rights and credits of L. W. Callenback deceased as shall be produced to you by Admiministrator Hubert F. Callenback of said deceased estate and will make a return thereof according to law.


J. Robert Ramey, Verner Kastner, L. F. Rickman, Ray McClain

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10 day of September 1965

Signed:  Rob't. H. Vickers, Ordinary

A tract of land in parts of land lots #70, 71, 70 and 71 of the 5th land district of Rabun County, GA and being described in plat dated July 14, 1965 drawn by J. G. Nixon, recorded in Plat Book 6 on pages 326 and 327 of the Rabun County Georgia Deed Records is valued at


We the undersigned appraisers do certify that having been first sworn by and before each other according to law, the within and foregoing is a true inventory and appraisement of all the estate of L. W. Callenback deceased so far as the same was produced before us by the Administrator of said deceased to the best of our judgement and understanding.

Given under our hands and seals this 10 day of September 1965.

Signed:  J. Robert Ramey, Verner Kastner, L. F. Rickman, Ray McClain

Georgia, Rabun County.

Personally came before me Hubert F. Callenback Adm. of L. W. Callenback deceased who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that the within and foregoing inventory is just and true and correct and contains a true account of all goods, chattels, rights, and credits, and real estate of said deceased, that have come to his hands, possession or knowledge.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10 day of August 1965

Signed:  Rob't. H. Vickers, Ordinary

Amendment to Appraisal Dated the 7th Day of September of the L. W. Callenback Deceased Estate

Now comes Hubert F. Callenback, as administrator of said deceased and shows by way of amendment to said appraisal that the sum of Four Hundred Fifty and No/100 ($450.00) Dollars, cash is on deposit in the Bank of Clayton in addition to the property shown in said appraisal.

Signed:  Hubert F. Callenback

Sworn to and subscribed to before me on this the 1st day of October 1965

Signed:  Knox Bynum 

Notary Public

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