Son of James Callison, a native of Tennessee, was born in Pocahontas, county, Virginia, January 27, 1819. He was reared and educated in his native State and remained with his father on the farm until twenty-four years of age. Mr. Callison moved to Daviess county, in the spring of 1845, and has lived here ever since, engaged, in merchandising and farming. He is one of the most extensive real estate owners in the county. He also deals largely in live-stock.
Mr. Callison was married in Huntersville, Virginia, September 6, 1843, to Miss Caroline, daughter of William and Isabella Gibson, natives of Rockbridge county, Virginia. They became the parents of four children, Susan-J., William G., H. C. and Isabella.
Mr. Callison is a Democrat and has held various political offices, at present being-mayor of the city of Jamesport and justice of the peace.
His estimable lady died April 6, 1879, deeply and sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives by whom she was tenderly loved and greatly respected.
Franklin Callison is one of the oldest and best citizens of Daviess county.