Melinda Calloway

Brief Life History of Melinda

When Melinda Calloway was born on 9 January 1793, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, her father, Job Callaway Jr., was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Ann Ragan, was 22. She married Thomas Gresham on 30 September 1810, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 5 May 1845, in Greene, Alabama, United States, at the age of 52.

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Thomas Gresham
Melinda Calloway
Marriage: 30 September 1810
Jonathan B Gresham
James Gresham
Thomas Charles Gresham
Judith Elizabeth Gresham

Sources (2)

  • Milenda Callaway Gresham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Melinda Calloway -

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (southern England and West Midlands, of Norman origin): variant of Callaway .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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