Saturday, July 11, 2015

Surname Saturday : Caldwell

The CALDWELL surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are likely Scottish, and there is much more research needed.

Stories and history :

Ahnentafel # 933 : Mary Caldwell. Mary's birth date is unknown at this time, though likely in the 1740s in Virginia.  She married in 1765 in Virginia to James Chew (1745-c1783).  James was born 1745 in Virginia.  They raised at least 5 children in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.  James died about 1783.  Mary's death date is unknown at this time.

Ahnentafel # 1866 : Andrew Caldwell (c1720-1758).  Andrew was born circa 1720.  He married Jane (c1720-aft1796).  Andrew was executor of the estate of William Caldwell in 1746 in Frederick County, Virginia, and was involved in numerous land transactions there between 1748 and 1755.  Andrew served in the militia in 1755 from Frederick County, Virginia. They had at least three children.  Andrew died July 4, 1758 in Frederick County, Virginia. Jane died after 1796 in Berkeley County, Virginia.

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