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John D. McCollum Visits

from the collection of Brenda Fiddler

July 27, 1917

Lexington Progress

Local News: John D. McCallum of Center, Texas, who left this county 32 years ago, has been back to this county on a visit and returned to Texas at the first of the week.  Mr. McCallum is a son of the late Esq. A. F. McCallum of Scotts Hill and is an uncle of Mr. W. H. Lancaster, whose guest he was while in Lexington.  John D. has the appearance of being a good solid man.

McCollum - Lancaster Connection

John D. McCollum is actually the uncle of William Henry Lancaster's wife, Mary Priscilla White.  The family relationship is described in the excerpt below from Judge William Henry Lancaster's biography.

In Henderson county, in 1887, occurred the marriage of Judge Lancaster to Miss Mary Priscilla White, a daughter of Richard A. and Elizabeth (McCollum) White, natives of Tennessee. Her grandfather, Squire A. F. McCollum, was born in Henderson county and lived to the age of ninety years. He was for many years a magistrate and was known by practically every one in this section of the state, for he was a very active and progressive man. Richard A. White was a successful miller, operating several grain and flour mills during his lifetime. He served in defense of the Confederacy during the Civil war under General Cheatham's command. He participated in most of the strategic battles of the war but was neither captured nor wounded. Judge and Mrs. Lancaster are the parents of nine children: Mather Hawkins; Grady, who died in childhood; Thomas Talmage; Willie Mae Lancaster Drake; Dewey, who died in infancy; Achilles Lancaster Finch; Jesse Richard; Winfred; and Witt.

Tennessee: The Volunteer State 1769-1923
(Chicago, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1923)

John D. McCollum Census Records

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