|Husband's Name:___________________William Clay Callicott, III_______________________________________|
| When Born: ______________3 October 1892_________||Where: _________Tate County, MS.______________|
| When Died: _________29 March 1939_______________||Where: ____Memphis, Shelby County, TN._________|
| When Buried: _______30 March 1939_______________||Where: _____Coldwater, Tate County, MS._________|
| When Married: _______12 August 1916______________||Where: _________Tate County, MS.______________|
| Other Wives: ________ ________________________________________________________________________|
| His Father: _________William Clay Callicott___________||His Mother's Maiden Name: _____Ella High_________|
|Wife's Name:_________Bettile Lackland Eason______________________________________________________|
| When Born: _________23 July 1895_________________||Where: __________Tate County, MS._____________|
| When Died: ________13 December 1969_____________||Where: ______Memphis, Shelby County, MS._______|
| When Buried: ____________ ______________________||Where: ______Coldwater, Tate County, MS.________|
| Other Husbands: _____________ ________________________________________________________________|
| Her Father: _______William Henry Eason, I____________||Her Mother's Maiden Name: ____Mollie Moring_____|
In order of birth
Where Born State or|
Town or Twp County Country
|1||William Clay, IV||1 Dec. 1922||Memphis||Shelby||TN||Mary Catherine Ford|
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|Clay and his brother, Jester, were sons of William Clay Callicott, II, "Mr. Billy" and his second wife Miss Ella. They grew|
up in the old victorian family home in Coldwater. The house sat way back from the street and there was a long sidewalk
leading to it's front porch. Clay and Jeter had an older half-brother, Harry, and a half-sister, Stella. MIss Ella played the
piano. Bettie's niece reports that she taught her to play "Clayton's Grand March" by ear when she was six years old.
Clay worked in his brother's drug store in Memphis until he and Bettie were married. Jeter married Bettie's cousin, Sunshine
Eason. Both couples moved to Memphis. Jeter continued in the drug store business, and Clay began a life-long career as a
motion picture operator. He started off at fifty dollars a week, which was considered a very fine salary in those days. He
became interested in "ham radio" and built his own set, which always occupied one room of their many homes.
Bettie was a compulsive mover, but she was a marvelous cook, a doting wife and mother, so clay counted his blessings and
paid the movers.
Clay died at age forty-six after a long illness. Bettie was a loving nurse. She eventually re-married.