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La Charrette Village

Interested in what Lewis & Clark, Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, John Colter, President Jefferson and other notables thought about America's newly acquired westernmost village? Enjoy the west...before it became distorted by TV, movies and novels.

Location: Port Aransas, Texas, United States

A retired professor of Food and Animal Science at Texas A&M University, The University of Connecticut and Texas Tech. A cowboy in my previous life...never thought about being a professor or an author.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The 1824 Will of Flanders Callaway

The most pertinent aspects of Flanders Callway's will are recorded at http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowarren/wills/flanders.htm by James D. Murray while the title link offers information on his extended heritage. His will was processed by C. Willis, Clerk of Montgomery County, Missouri in Deed Book of May 1833 - 1837, pages 189-191. After explaining his desires regarding medical expenses, funeral arrangements, and burial, he outlines the procedure for disposal of his earthly possessions. Slaves were first addressed, then land and cash. His daughter Frances and son-in-law William T. Lamme, all of La Charrette, were to recieve $5.00 as was typical for other heirs.

It is the tombstone of Willam T. Lamme's that appears above. Its private cemetery is on the property of descendant Margy Miles of Marthasville, Missouri who provided me with the picture. Lamme died later at 63 years of age. By all accounts Flanders Callaway, and his family, continued to advance the Missouri frontier much as had his father-in-law, Daniel Boone.

The Flanders Callaway family bolg at http://www.callawayfamily.org/blog/2004/11/flanders-callaway-house-femme-osage.html provides many interesting details as does the Callaway County, Missouri Website at http://callaway.county.missouri.org/JamesCallaway.html .


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