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Many thanks to Natalie Huntley of the Crockett County page of TNGenWeb for some of the information on this page.



Paper Trail (census, cemetery records, newspaper references, marriage records)

Husband's Family Info


Mary Ellen "Mamie" Amos Callis

May 1858 to 1935



c.1854- Kate Moore


1869-James Amos

1872-Effie Ann Amos


plus one more



married 1880


Felix Parker Callis




1881-George Moore Callis

1886-Clara B. Callis

Note her son's middle name is her sister's married name


Mary Amos Callis


Felix Parker Callis

are buried in the

Keely Cemetery

in Gibson County TN


Tom Amos


 Sarah Paul

(sometimes called Eliza)

spouse's parents:

Wilkins Callis


Mary Battle

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:


Click on image to enlarge. Once enlarged, to zoom, move cursor to right of image, back onto image, and click again. These photos are from the unlabeled scrapbook of Mary Callis' niece, Lyda Sue Sims. They look like extended family gatherings.

Front and center is Lyda Sue Sims, niece of Mary Callis. Others unidentified, likely kin

Some of the same group from Lyda Sue's scrapbook

Think that's Effie Amos Sims seated in the center

Mary's sister, Effie Amos Sims with husband John P. Sims

Mary's sister, Effie, niece Lyda Sue, and brother-in-law John P. Sims


Paper Trail in reverse chronological order


Poplar Grove United Methodist Cemetery has

George M Callis 1881-1963

Eree Callis 1881-1937

Daisy Callis 1881-1909


1918 draft registration

George Moore Callis, age 36, born 11-5-1881, residing RFD 5, Trenton TN, self-employed farmer, tall, slender, with brown eyes and dark brown hair. Nearest kin: Mrs. Eree Callis of RFD 5, Trenton.


Tri-County News (edited by her nephew, Leslie Sims, son of her sister Effie) has the following references:

7-17-1913 Mrs. Manie Callie of near Dyer is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J.P. Sims....George Callis of near Dyer was here last week.

9-11-1913 George Callis and family of near Dyer visited relatives near here Sunday.

9-25-1913 George Callis of near Trenton visited Dr. J.P. Sims and family Monday.


1912 Gibson County marriage records: G.M. Callis to Era Lewis

1902 Gibson County marriage records: Clara Callis to G.W. Easterwood


1900 census, Gibson County, District 11 (enumerator was Chas W Callis)

Mamie/Manie/Marie Callis, age 42, born May 1858, widow, mother of two, both surviving, born TN, father born IN, mother TN

son George M, age 18, born Nov 1881, TN-TN-TN, farmer

daughter Clara B, age 13, born Oct 1886, TN-TN-TN


1880 Gibson County marriage records: F.P. Callis and M.E. Amos


1880 census, Gibson County, TN, Grices

Thomas Amos, age 52, farmer, born in IN of parents born in KY

Wife Sarah E. Amos, age 43, born in TN of a father born in AL and a mother born in VA (All kids born in TN)

Daughter Mary E. age 20

son Earnest C. age 13

son James T. age 10

daughter "Effa A." age 8

daughter Lena M. age 3

Also in the house: Mary V. Paul, age 70, mother-in-law, born in Virginia of parents born in PA.


1870 census, Gibson, District 7:

Thos. Amos, age 45, carpenter, real estate value $800, personal estate $300, born IN

Wife "Eliza," age 36, born TN

Daughter Kate, 16, born IN

Mary, two digit age beginning with 1-second digit illegible, born TN

Ernest, 4 born TN

James, 2, both TN

Also in the house, Mary E. Paul, age 55, born in VA.


1860 census, Gibson, TN, Trenton:

T. "Amoss," 33, born Ind. real estate value $400, personal estate $800. First word of profession not legible, second word "Maker."

Sarah, age 22

Kate, age 8

Mary, age 2

Next family listed:

W.H. Amos, age 24

Matilda, 20

Ada 2

Further down the same page is Sarah's mother, M.V. Paul, and possibly her sister Harriet and family.




1880 Gibson County, Grices, District 42/11th District

Mary Callis, age 67, widow, born TN of parents born Alabama

son George W Callis, age 31, practicing physician

son Felix P Callis, age 27, farmer, born TN of father born VA and mother born TN


1860 Gibson County, District 11, post office Trenton

Mary Callis, age 47, widow, real estate value $2500, personal estate $400, born TN

W.H. Callis, age 27, farmer, read estate value $2000, born TN

Thos Callis, age 24

Emeline Callis, age 16

George Callis, age 14

Phelix Callix, age 11


1850 Gibson County census, District 11

Wilkins Callis, age 48, mechanic, personal estate value $500, born VA

Mary Callis, age 37, born TN (as are all the children)

William Callis, age 16, farmer

Martha Callis, age 11

Emeline Callis, age 6

George Callis, age 3

Felix Callis, age 1