Hi Cousin Ron!!!
I cannot believe my eyes when I read your message! There was always family folklore on this side of the water about Alexander not collecting his pension that was due him because "a friend" was the only person who could vouch for him and that "friend" had left a wife and family behind in England! Here is a quote from a family page post I made several years ago when I began to suspect it might Nathaniel himself that was that "friend"!
"On the old site I found this while beginning to transfer files:
Gail Slade - Jul 29, 2006
Found an interesting item!
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 Record
Name: Nathaniel Callow
Year of Registration: 1865
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Now I have the marriage certificate for our Nathaniel in 1868 to Mary Lang in Fall River, MA, USA
There is family folklore that an English Military pension was not claimed because it would expose someone who had left another family in England. Is this evidence that that person may have been our Nathaniel? Was he married in England in 1865, left and then married Mary in 1868 in the states?
There is another Nathaniel Calow with a birthdate similar to ours but he is in Macclesfield and I pretty much traced him right up through the 1891 Census in England. This isn't him! Wish I had the wife's name!"
That post was done in 2006 on a private Callow and Lang family site I run with my second cousin. wait til he hears this! We had no hope at all of ever discovering "the other family" left behind!
I would like to invite you to join us on that family page and meet some of your American cousins. I have more information on the Prussia line and Edward, the father of Alexander.
Email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your e mail address and I can send personal invitation. There is a great deal of information and pictures you would gain access to I am so amazed I have tears in my eyes!!!