Thomas Callister (Collister )

e know that Thomas Callister was born 1812 on the Isle of Man . I do not at this time know who Thomas's parents are but I do find him for the 1st time in Virgo Co., IN in the 1850 census. He is married to Susan Barton Helton ( Joshua Helton d 1841)and they have her children from her first marriage as well as their children. Including :

Granvill Helton b  1832 Knox Co.,  KY.  
Green Helton b. 1836 Riley Twsp.   Vigo Co., IN  
Mary Helton b  1838 Riley Twsp.   Vigo Co., IN  
Martha Helton b  1841 Riley Twsp.   Vigo Co., IN  
Catherine   b  1844 Riley Twsp.    Vigo Co., IN  
Elizabeth  b  1848 Riley Twsp.    Vigo Co., IN  
Susan  b  1851 Riley Twsp.    Vigo Co., IN m. William H. Barton
John W b  1854 Riley Twsp.    Vigo Co., IN m. Martha

I also will note that there is also a James Collister living in Vigo county  Indiana and I am sure that he and Thomas are connected but we do not know how at this time !

Notes on Callister Name :

CALLISTER and COLLISTER,+ contracted from MacAlister 'Alexander's son.' The Greek name Alexandros was adopted by the Scotch as the Latin Mag~tus by the Scandinavians. Several of the Scotch Kings were called Alexander.

"Eisht haink ayn Oilister mooar Mac Ree Albey." ,
Then came great Ollister, son of the King of Scotland.++

it is found chiefly on our northern coast, the nearest to Scotland.

MACALISANDRE [1417], MACALEXANDER [1429], CALLISTER [1606], COLLISTER [1799].

COLLISTER is quite a late form, and is not nearly so common as CALLISTER.

Compare-(Gaelic) MACALLISTER.

Jurby, Michael (vc). Lezayre, Ballaugh, German, Malew (c), elsewhere (u).

+ This name is not, strictly speaking, hagiological, but as a non-Celtic name introduced through Roman influence, it belongs in substance to the same class.

Collister and Callister listed on the Passenger and Immigration Lists for 1820-1850

Name

Arrival Date

Age

Gender

Port of Departure

Place of Origin

Ship

 

 

Ann Collister

Jun 6, 1836

3

F

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Ship Howard

Eliza Collister

May 20, 1850

21

F

Liverpool

Isle of Man

West Point

Henry Collister

May 1, 1850

23

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Anna Tift

John Collister

Jun 6, 1836

25

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Ship Howard

John Collister

May 20, 1850

28

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

West Point

John Collister

May 20, 1850

21

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

West Point

John Collister

Sep 2, 1850

16

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

West Point

Ster Collister

Jun 6, 1836

27

F

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Ship Howard

Thomas Collister

May 30, 1836

23

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Ship New Orleans

Charlotte Callister

Jul 18, 1840         

  13

   U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

Elisa Callister

Jul 18, 1840                  

11

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

George Callister

Jul 18, 1840

37

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

Humprey Callister

Jul 18, 1840

32

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

John Callister

Jul 18, 1840

3

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

John Callister

May 17, 1841

19

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

George Washington

Marcia Callister

Jul 18, 1840

37

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

Mary Callister

Jul 18, 1840

6

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

Nelson Callister

Jul 18, 1840

10

U

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Europe

William Callister

May 27, 1844

16

M

Liverpool

Isle of Man

Patrick Henry

Notes on Isle Of Man :

Isle of Man

Island in the Irish Sea, about 30 miles East of Northern Ireland, and 30 miles West of England, It includes the Calf of Man, a rocky islet off the South West coast. The shore of the Isle of Man is lined with tall cliffs and indented by bays. Most of the surface is covered with wooded glens and rounded hills that reach their greatest height in Snaefell (2034 ft. above sea level). A mild climate makes possible the growth of many subtropical plants. More than half of the island area is devoted to agriculture, and flowers, fruits, vegetables, and grains are produced. Other occupations are the raising of livestock; dairying; fishing; and the mining or quarrying of small quantities of lead, zinc, nickel, iron, copper, slate, granite, sandstone, and limestone. Native to the island is the Manx cat, characterized by absence of a tail. The Isle of Man is a popular tourist resort. During the early Celtic Christian era, the Isle of Man was closely associated with Ireland. It fell under Norwegian control in the 9th century and was ruled by Norway until the 13th century when it was ceded to the Scottish Crown. During the following century it was alternately ruled by the Crowns of Scotland and England, finally being granted to the latter in 1346. Among the important historical remains on the island are prehistoric stone pile dwellings, runic and druidic monuments, and ancient forts, castles, round towers, and stone crosses. The island is governed by the Court of Tynwald consisting of an eleven member legislative council, or upper house, at the head of which is a crown appointed lieutenant governor; and by the House of Keys, or lower house, composed of twenty-four elected representatives. The Isle of Man has always been and remains a sovereign nation voluntarily associated through the crown with Great Britain and has never been a part of England or Great Britain. Manx a language of the Goidelic group of Gaelic tongues persists among a small Segment of the population, but English is the chief language of the island. Principal seaport towns include Douglas, the capital, Ramsey, Peel and Castletown. Area of the island, 227 Sq.mi.; Strong Celtic Customs and Culture .Population. (1991) 59,248. Languages Spoken: Manx and English.
http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/fulltext/index.htm

Corrections,  addition or  suggestions ? Thanks Nancy Cunningham and Vetta B. Barton.