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Richard D. Callaway

RICHARD D. CALLAWAY, farmer, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of Aristides and Martha T. (Doughty) Callaway, was born in Wilkes County July 1, 1858. His father was of Wilkes County, and his mother a daughter of Richard Doughty, of Oglethorpe County.

Mr. Callaway was the first-born of eleven children, of whom eight were boys. He attended schools convenient to his home until 1874, when he entered the University of Georgia, Athens, and graduated in 1878 with the degree of A. B.

After he came from college he engaged in the saw-mill business for three years.

Abandoning that he has since devoted his entire time and attention to his extensive farming interests, and has been satisfactorily prosperous.

He is a lieutenant-colonel of the Sixth Georgia Infantry, and a member of the Board of County Commissioners.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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