Andrew Caldwell

Biography
Commander of the Pennsylvania Navy. Commanded fleet which repelled the British ships "Roebuck" and "Liverpool".


From David A. Caldwell-a descendent:
ii. Andrew Caldwell was born in 1734 (or 1735, depending on what calendar is used) in Scotland. He died at age 74 on March 11, 1808 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Andrew served as a "court martial man" in the Lancaster Co. Militia, 2nd Battalion, 7th Company in the Revolutionary War. He never married. He is buried at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 1068 Chestnut Level Road, Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Drumore Township is located about 7 miles southwest of Quarryville. The cemetery is located at Chestnut Level and River Roads 1 mile west of Pennsylvania Highway 222 and south of Highway 372 in the southern part of Lancaster County, near Hensel, about 8 miles north of the PA/MD state line. The church was organized around 1717. Andrew was one of its Ruling Elders.
>From the 1790 U.S. Census , we learn that he was the head of the household in 1790, resided with four others, and owned no slaves. More information about him and his brother John possibly can be gleaned from the publications of the Lancaster County Historical Society. No battle was fought at Valley Forge, but Andrew Caldwell spent the winter with George Washington’s troops there.
During the Revolutionary War, Lancaster County became the major supplier of guns, hand fabricated goods, and grains to feed the continental armies. Andrew’s farm may been called to supply food for the troops. On September 27, 1777, the Continental Congress, fleeing from the British invaders of Philadelphia, arrived in Lancaster and held a regular session there, making Lancaster the temporary capital. The Pennsylvania government also took up residence in Lancaster and remained there for the duration of the British occupation of Philadelphia.
Facts
  • 1722 - Birth -
  • 1788 - Death -
Ancestors
   
Joseph Alexander Caldwell
9 Jan 1657 - 3 Sep 1730
 
 
Andrew Caldwell
1693 - 1752
  
  
  
 
Andrew Caldwell
1722 - 1788
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Andrew Caldwell
Birth1693Londonderry/Donegal/Fermanagh
Death1752 Lancaster Co. Pa.
Marriage1716to Martha Ann (Cousin) Stewart
FatherJoseph Alexander Caldwell
MotherJane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell
PARENT (F) Martha Ann (Cousin) Stewart
Birth
Death
Marriage1716to Andrew Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MAndrew Caldwell
Birth1722
Death1788
Marriage1747to Isabella Andrews
MDavid Caldwell DD DD
Birth23 Mar 1725Lancaster Co. Pa.
Death1824Mecklenburg Co. NC.
Marriageunkto Rachel Craighead
MJohn Caldwell
BirthABT 1736
Death12 Jun 1812Lancaster Co., Pa.
MAlexander Caldwell
Birth1735Lancaster Co., Pa.
DeathAug 1784Guilford C., NC
Marriageto Margaret
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Andrew Caldwell
Birth1722
Death1788
Marriage1747to Isabella Andrews
FatherAndrew Caldwell
MotherMartha Ann (Cousin) Stewart
PARENT (F) Isabella Andrews
Birth
Death
Marriage1747to Andrew Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MAndrew Caldwell
Birth1748
Death1825
Marriageto Anne Buyers
Descendancy Chart
Andrew Caldwell b: 1722 d: 1788
Andrew Caldwell b: 1748 d: 1825