Callaway was born December 24, 1808 in Monroe County, Georgia to
Edward and Elizabeth Spratlin Callaway. Her grandparents were Joshua and
Isabella Graves Henderson Callaway and James and Winnifred Monday
Spratlin of Wilkes County, Georgia. On May 16, 1833 Caroline
married Isaiah Jeremiah Langley who was born September 8, 1809 in South
Carolina. Isaiah Langley was a Baptist minister who was called at
a young age as minister of the Smyrna Baptist Church in Forsyth.
In 1838 he became the minister of the Perry Baptist Church. Their
children were Thomas Edward, Elizabeth Bernetta, Adoniram Judson,
Caroline Octavia, and Ryland Holmes.
afflicted with epilepsy Isaiah Langley died at the early age
of forty-two on May 9, 1851 in Houston County. Caroline Langley
moved to Jackson County, Florida with her son, Reverend Thomas Edward
Langley, and his family following the Civil War. She died July 12,
1879 in Florida.
Thomas Edward Langley was born
near Forsyth, Georgia on August 16, 1834 to Isaiah Jeremiah and Caroline
Callaway Langley. In HISTORY OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN
GEORGIA it is said, "The advantages of a collegiate course were
denied him; but, under the instruction of James H. Dunham, at Perry,
Georgia, during the years 1848, '49, and '50, he became a very
proficient Latin and Greek scholar." He taught at Monroe
Female College, Forsyth for four years before being called to
preach in 1857 at Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia. In 1858 he
was called to the Baptist Church of Ft. Valley where he served until
1860 when he moved to Terrell County. After serving churches in
his native state for thirteen years he move to Jackson County, Florida.
He was the first pastor of many of the Baptist churches in that area
including the First Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida where he was
living when he died March 30, 1890.
Lavinia Ann Norwood Langley
Lavinia Ann Norwood was born to
Lorenzo Dow and Kate McLaughlin Norwood February 29, 1832 in the
Darlington District, South Carolina. She came with her family to
Houston County, Georgia in 1838. On September 25, 1851 she married
Thomas Edward Langley in Houston County. She died February 4, 1905
in Chipley, Florida where she lived in the home of her daughter, Octavia
Langley Daniel. Her obituary stated, "She was a Christian
woman of beautiful character, bright in intellect, warm in her
sympathies, ready for every good word and work."
Thomas Edward and Lavinia Ann
Norwood Langley had ten children. They were Adoniram Judson (b.
July 6, 1852,) Willie Jerome (b. September 22, 1853), Joshua C. (b.
November 10, 1855), Theodosia O. (b. June 13, 1857), Everetta (b. August
2, 1858), Edward Ryland (b. March 12, 1862), Catherine Caroline
(b. February 9, 1864), Thomas Lorenzo (b. January 31, 1866), L. Pinkie
(January 25, 1869), and Lavinia Octavia (b. July 31, 1872).