posted on August 23, 2010
Looking to find the birth parents of Julia Althea Callaway (my great grandmother). My grandfather (Charles Roy Heaton) told me that she was adopted by George D Callaway and Nora Bell Lenhart (maiden name). According to the 1900 Census Julia was born in 1897 in Missouri, but lived in Coalgate Twp, Oklahoma. Does any one know anything about how to access adoption decrees for people living pre 1900s or does anyone know anything about Julia Althea Callaway (later went by Althea Heaton after marrying Clarence B. Heaton)? My grandfather also said that she had a brother named Lawrence that was adopted by the same family.