Richard McCallister, Senior
- Born: 1756, Ireland, Pennsylvania or Virginia
- Marriage: Margaret Nickell on 19 Oct 1780 in Greenbrier Co, West Virginia
- Died: 2 Jul 1825, Virginia at age 69
- Buried: Love-McCallister Cemetery, Putnam Co, WV
In the Revolutionary War, Richard served in Captain Galloway's Company, in the 22nd District of Botetourt County. (Robert Douthat Stoner. A Seed-Bed of the Republic. Roanoke, Virginia. 1962. p. 126.) In 1787 Richard paid taxes in Botetourt County for 5 horses and 5 cows. (Yantis. p. 218.) In 1789 Richard served as Surveyor of the Road in Botetourt County. (Summers. p. 433.) Richard appeared on the Bath County Tax List of 1800. ~T~Virginia Genealogist. Vol. 7. p. 25.)
McCallister, Richd, Aug 31, 1798, Bath Co, 200a. source says "see Barnett, Robert & McCallister, Richd". Barnett source says on the waters of Jacksons river on the south side of the same on the north east end of the Lick mountain. Grants 40, 1797-98, p. 397
McCallister, Richard, Oct 5 1795, Botetourt Co, 560a. on the south fork of Ugleys creek, a branch of Dunlaps Creek, which is a branch of Jacksons River on both sides of the Great Road, leading from the Warm Springs to Greenbrier court house. Grants 32, 1794-95, p. 407
(not sure if for him for for his son) McCallister, Richard, Jun 15 1812, Kanawha Co, 47a. beginning & corner to a survey made for the heirs of Shadrack Harriman & William Norris and on the south side of said survey about a half mile below where said McCallister now lives. Grants 62, p. 464
Noted events in his life were:
• Military Service: Revolutionary War, Abt 1776. In the Revolutionary War, Richard served in Captain Galloway's Company, in the 22nd District of Botetourt County. (Robert Douthat Stoner. A Seed-Bed of the Republic. Roanoke, Virginia. 1962. p. 126.)
• Event: Road Orders, 12 Jun 1783, Botetourt Co, Virginia. "Simpson Sawyer is apptd. surveyor of the Road from James Brown's to John Neell's, who with the tithables of James Brown, Edward Flood, John Robinson, Wm. Reid, John Reid, Rodger Morning, Sampson Sawyer, David Tate and his ten sons, David and Samuel Reace, Wm. Knox and Richard McCallister are to open and keep said road in repair as the law directs."
"Also Saml. Loage the same above from John Neell's to Wm. Hamm's, who with Wm. Loage, John Reace, Jeremiah Wills, John Neell, David Jaycock, Owen O'Neell, Wm. Neell, James McCallister, John Tygart, James McCaul, John McCallister, and Drurey Smith's tithables are to open & keep said road in repair as the law directs."
• Tax List, 1787, Botetourt Co, Virginia. 5 horses, 5 cattle
• Tax List, 21 Jun 1791, Bath Co, Virginia. 1 white, 3 horses
• Tax List, 7 Aug 1793, Bath Co, Virginia. 1 white, 7 horses
• Census, 1810, Kanawha Co, Virginia (now WV).
• Census, 1820, Kanawha Co, Virginia (now WV).
• Alt Death, 6 Jul 1825.
• Deed of Division, 12 Sep 1826, Kanawha Co, Virginia (now WV). See Deed Book 4 Pages 178-181 Cabell County, VA (now WV) 4 September 1825
This deed .. in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and twenty-five by and between the children and heirs of Richard McCallister, deceased late of the county of Kanawha and state of Virginia ...devising a tract... lying and being in the County of Cabell state of Virginia... conveyed to the said Richard McCallister by the heirs of Leonard Cooper ... the share alloted to each heir is identified... permanet division of said land shall be as follows..
#1 Thomas McCallister and Richard McCallister 264 acres
#2 John McCallister & William Allen, deceased & Rachel his wife, late Rachel McCallister 275 acres
#3 Frances McCowan & Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth McCallister
and Allen Frazier & Hannah his wife, late Hannah McCallister
#4 James McCallister and James Stephenson and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret McCallister 270 acres
#5 Edward McCallister and Andrew McCallister 272 acres
#6 John Harmon and Polly, his wife, late Polly McCallister and
Thomas Harmon and Jane Harmon, late Jane McCallister
Given under our hands and seals this 12th September 1825.
Richard married Margaret Nickell, daughter of Thomas Nickell and Jane King, on 19 Oct 1780 in Greenbrier Co, West Virginia. (Margaret Nickell was born in 1761 in Ireland, died on 25 Sep 1845 in Cabell Co, West Virginia and was buried in Love-McCallister Cemetery, Putnam Co, WV.)