Dr. David Thomas Caldwell

Biography

From David A. Caldwell-a descendent:


Dr. David Thomas Caldwell -- Plantation Owner David Thomas Caldwell (1799-1861) was the oldest son born to the Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell and his first wife, Abigail Bain Alexander, in 1799, just three years after Rev. Caldwell was called to minister to the Hopewell and Sugar Creek Presbyterian Communities of Mecklenburg County. He had six brothers, five of whom became ministers, one a lawyer, and two sisters. David Thomas Caldwell received his early education from his father at the classical school at Sugaw Creek. He attended and obtained an A.M. Degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He obtained a M.D. from the State University of Pennsylvania circa 1820, studying under Dr. McKenzie, and served as one of Mecklenburg County's few doctors. He became a trustee of Davidson College and educated his sons there. His will identifies several children: William David, Sarah Jane, Robert Baxter, Margaret Abigail, and Alice Caldwell. Rosedale -- a nineteenth century Federal-style plantation house -- has been located at 4237 North Tryon Street a couple of miles north of Charlotte since the early 1800s. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Rosedale was built in 1815 by Archibald Frew. In 1819, Rosedale and 911 acres of land were sold at public auction because of Frew's tax problems. The purchaser was U.S. Congressman William Davidson (1778-1857), who had married Frew's sister, Sarah (1772-1812), in 1802. Their daughter, Harriet Elizabeth Davidson (1806-45), married Dr. David Thomas Caldwell in 1826. Dr. David Thomas Caldwell recorded deed title in 1833.
Facts
  • 4 Apr 1799 - Birth -
  • 21 Dec 1861 - Death -
Ancestors
   
David Caldwell DD DD
23 Mar 1725 - 1824
 
   
  
  
Rachel Craighead
1742 - 1826
 
Dr. David Thomas Caldwell
4 Apr 1799 - 21 Dec 1861
  
 
  
 
 
Abigail Bane Alexander
25 Nov 1771 - 19 May 1812
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell
Birth1768
Death1826
Marriageto Abigail Bane Alexander
Marriageto Elizabeth Lindsay
FatherDavid Caldwell DD DD
MotherRachel Craighead
PARENT (F) Abigail Bane Alexander
Birth25 Nov 1771
Death19 May 1812
Marriageto Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell
FatherJohn McKnitt Alexander
Mother?
CHILDREN
FJane Caldwell
Birth
Death
MDr. David Thomas Caldwell
Birth4 Apr 1799
Death21 Dec 1861
Marriage1 Mar 1836to Harriet (Sarah) Davidson
Marriageto Adeline Hutchins
MJames Bain Caldwell
Birth
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Dr. David Thomas Caldwell
Birth4 Apr 1799
Death21 Dec 1861
Marriage1 Mar 1836to Harriet (Sarah) Davidson
Marriageto Adeline Hutchins
FatherRev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell
MotherAbigail Bane Alexander
PARENT (F) Harriet (Sarah) Davidson
Birth
Death
Marriage1 Mar 1836to Dr. David Thomas Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FSarah Jane Caldwell
Birth19 Oct 1833
Death1924
Marriageto George Donnell
MWillam Davidson Caldwell
Birth12 Jan 1829
Death3 Dec 1868
Marriageto Abigail Dunlop
MRobert Baxter Caldwell
Birth11 Feb 1838CSA
Death
FAlice Caldwell
Birth
Death
MSamuel Craighead Caldwell
Birth4 Feb 1827
Death23 Dec 1841
MDavid Thomas Caldwell
Birth1 Jun 1831
Death12 Dec 1845
FMargaret Abigail Caldwell
Birth4 May 1840
Death02.30.18--
Marriageto John Springs Davidson
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Dr. David Thomas Caldwell
Birth4 Apr 1799
Death21 Dec 1861
Marriage1 Mar 1836to Harriet (Sarah) Davidson
Marriageto Adeline Hutchins
FatherRev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell
MotherAbigail Bane Alexander
PARENT (F) Adeline Hutchins
Birth
Death
Marriageto Dr. David Thomas Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FRebecca Caldwell
Birth8 Jan 1850
Death8 Jan 1850
FMartha Adeline Caldwell
Birth1851
Death1916
Marriageto Walter Joel Robinson
Descendancy Chart
Dr. David Thomas Caldwell b: 4 Apr 1799 d: 21 Dec 1861
Sarah Jane Caldwell b: 19 Oct 1833 d: 1924
Willam Davidson Caldwell b: 12 Jan 1829 d: 3 Dec 1868
Abigail Dunlop Caldwell b: 1860 d: 1927
Robert Baxter Caldwell b: 11 Feb 1838
Samuel Craighead Caldwell b: 4 Feb 1827 d: 23 Dec 1841
David Thomas Caldwell b: 1 Jun 1831 d: 12 Dec 1845
Margaret Abigail Caldwell b: 4 May 1840 d: 02.30.18--
Rebecca Caldwell b: 8 Jan 1850 d: 8 Jan 1850
Martha Adeline Caldwell b: 1851 d: 1916