I grew up in Randolph County and the Callicutt/Callicott line has been there at least as far back as Pleasant Callicott, a distinguished Civil War veteran and can be found in the 1850 Census as the son of William Callicott. Pleasant, son Alfred, and grandson Rankin are in my line and all can be found with both Callicutt and Callicot and a few other variations. My father, Ricky still lives in Randolph County. I now live in the Charlotte area.
Based on what I gather from my research, my Great Grandfather Rankin Dewey, was orphaned when his father Alfred passed c. 1902 and can be found in an orphanage in the 1910 Census. He appears twice in the 1920 census as Rankin Callicott, a soldier stationed in Charleston and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. In 1922 he married Zelma McPherson in Randolph County and they evntually had by my count 6 children, the youngest being William Stafford, my grandfather. The 1930 Census shows him with the last name of Callicutt, which I still bear.
Oddly, in Rankin's 1920 census sheet, it shows him stationed with a James D Stafford. I wonder if James was the inspiration for my father's and grandfather's middle name of Stafford?
The tricky spot in my research was in finding multiple Pleasant and Alfred Callicotts, one line from Randolph and the other from Montgomery.
I know you posted this a few years ago, but I hope this helps.