Monday, October 12, 2009

Andrew Caldwell (c1720-1758) Frederick/Berkeley Cos. VA

In sorting through my scans of my old genealogy files, I have discovered information on an ancestor, Andrew CALDWELL (c1720-1758) of old Frederick/Berkeley Cos., VA (now WV) that I had neglected to update into my database. The information comes from a series of emails from 1999 between Jim Brown of Venice, FL and myself. Jim provided a lot of clues and information, and I hope I responded in kind.

Andrew CALDWELL is estimated to be born around 1720 because he shows up on the 1744 taxlist of Frederick County, Virginia. Andrew was named as the executor of the estate of William CALDWELL on 6 August 1746 in Frederick County along with Grace CALDWELL. It is possible that Andrew was the son of William and Grace CALDWELL. The source cited for this information was given as J.E. King, "Frederick Co. VA Wills, Adm. 1961 (1973)".

Andrew was apparently involved in several land transactions in Frederick County, Virginia between 1748 and 1755. Citing Frederick County deed books, Andrew sold lots in the city of Winchester on October 2 & 3, 1750 to Robert LEMON, and later sells him three more lots on June 2 & 3, 1755.

Andrew was listed as a lieutenant in the Frederick County militia on August 20, 1751. Citing the George WASHINGTON papers in the Library of Congress, Andrew was listed on a December 11, 1755 list of voters - where he voted against Colonel Washington.

One of the last transactions in Frederick County shows Andrew purchasing lots 28 & 29 in the City of Winchester from James LEMON on March 4, 1757. Might he be a relative of Robert LEMON, above?

Andrew's will was dated July 17, 1757 in Frederick County and names son Andrew, daughters Mary and Elizabeth and wife Jane. Andrew died July 4, 1758 and was buried in Morgan's Chapel, Norborne Parish, now Bunker Hill.

Known children of Andrew and Jane (________) CALDWELL:
i. Andrew CALDWELL b. bef 1750, d. January 1791 Berkeley County, Virginia; m. Sarah ______
ii. Mary CALDWELL m. James CHEW
iii. Elizabeth CALDWELL

My line is from Mary (CALDWELL) CHEW through their son, Andrew, likely named for his grandfather.

I've added this information to my database and marked it for follow up for future research. Surprised to find that I had so much information on this line hidden in my correspondence files.
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