George Caldwell

Biography
: This is said to be the grandfather of Joseph Caldwell who married Jane McGrew.



"Caldwell" compiled by Mrs. John Q. Anderson, dated December, 1959, p. 25 states "George Caldwell, b. 1689 m. Jane Phillips and came to America."

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BIRTH-DEATH: Info from Willis Finley 3 April 1995

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In "Descendents of Daniel Martin" by Gee, it is suggested that George died in Ireland and his widow remarried to Thomas Dougherty and left Ireland landing in America in 1727.

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[JAC - I believe this to be George Caldwell, brother of John m. Margaret Phillips. I further believe that Wm. and James are two sons of George m. Jane Phillips]

George bought 405 acres of land in the Beverly Patent for 11.1 pounds, on 24 July 1740. A James Caldwell bought 600 acres for 18 pounds. I suspect this to be the son of George. (source: Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom, p. 418.)

A book on Virginia Colonial Militia indicates that Company #4 of the Augusta County Militia was headed by John Christian, capt. and Wm Christian, Lt. In that company were listed Geo Caldwell, Wm Caldwell, Jas Caldwell. In company #5 there was a Robert Caldwell.(source: Virginia Colonial Militia 1651 -1776 ed. W.A. Crozier, pub. The Genealogical Association, NY 1905.)

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(Corespondence between Carmen Finley and Edith Greisser)


I picked up your message on the Caldwell message board [Message #70 Sunday, August 29, 1999]. I am keenly interested in George, brother of John Caldwell of Cub Creek. There seem to be two George Caldwells who could be the brother. One died in PA and the other in VA. Here are my notes on George in Virginia research:

Wrote will 27 Dec. 1742; inventory dated 17 Feb. 1743 [Amelia DB 1:23]; estate settlement 9 Aug. 1748 [Amelia WB 1:52]. - [JAC - Augusta County Court Records make reference to George and two sons after 1748, therefore I don't believe that this is George m. Jane Phillips.]

"While Cunningham, Little John, and Parks were able to appear at court and record their deeds on 1 Nov 1742, George Caldwell did not. The following year, Thomas Caldwell recorded the deed for the George Caldwell tract and the land was eventually distributed to the named heirs in the same proportions described by George Caldwell's will. Widow Sarah, sons George, Thomas, and Henry, daus Jane, Marrey (to be schooled), and Agnes." [Pat's comments] - [JAC - References throughout the Augusta County Court Records indicate George as having two sons. This particular George shows three sons. George Caldwell m. Jane Phillips - this shows m. Sarah. Therefore, I do not believe this to be brother of "Cub Creek" John Caldwell]

Is this George the brother of John Caldwell settler of Cub Creek? John was b. 1683, and would have been 60 in 1743. Previous secondary information gives John's brother George b. 1690, and wife Jane Phillips; and that he died in Ireland. George b. 1690 would be 52 in 1743. The George who died in Amelia County, provides for the schooling of a daughter, Mary. Could be but need more proof. - [JAC - George who died in Amelia County appears to be George m. Sarah]

"Caldwell" compiled by Mrs. John Q. Anderson, dated December, 1959, p. 25 states "George Caldwell, b. 1689 m. Jane Phillips and came to America."

Sarah married (2) William Boyd. From "Court Order Book 2, Amelia County, Va., 1746-1751," by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Co., 1997), p. 101: "Petition, Thomas Caldwell, William Boyd and Sarah his wife, late Sarah Caldwell, exec. of George Caldwell, summoned to give Thomas Caldwell counter security or deliver up testator's estate. (p. 110-B) William Boyd entered into security with James Alexander." - [JAC - Same comments as before RE: George m. Sarah]

"Petition, Sarah Boyd, late widow and relict of George Caldwell, requested that the part of estate not devised in George Caldwell's will be continued in her hands, as exex. Court was divided, so petition continued until a fuller court."

FamilySearch.com, as of 10/15/2000, IGI contained six George Caldwells born in Lifford, Ballycogan, Donegal, Ireland with dates ranging from 1688 to 1691. Two very specific dates were given -- 9 Sep 1688 and 16 Jan 1691. All were secondary sources.

George Caldwell, son of Joseph Caldwell and Jane McGhie, was born 1690, married Jane Phillips, a sister to Margaret Phillips, and came to America, date not known. If he traveled with his wife's sister and his brother, then he came to America 12/10/1727 living at first in New Castle Deleware, then to Chestnut Level in Lancater Co. Pa. and by 1740 in Cub Creek, Va. I would think George was at the age to fight in the French/Indian War. Have you tried the military records? - [JAC - As noted above, George Caldwell, William Caldwell, and James Caldwell were members of Company #4 of the Augusta County Militia.]

[Caldwell surname message board - Edith Greisser, hgreisser@emeraldis.com, 4/13/01]

Carmen Finley
finleyc@sonoma.edu


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Several references to "George Caldwell and his two sons" throughout the Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800.

August 20, 1746 - William Thompson to be overseer from Court Ho. to Tinkling Spring, already viewed, with these tithables John Lynn and his three sons, John Henderson, John Ramsey, John Preston, Wm. Palmer, David Stuart, James Coile, Joseph McClelhill, Alexr. Thompson, John Mitchell, John Hutchison, Andrew Russell, Geo. Caldwell and his two sons. - Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 1, Page 73

September 16, 1747 - Road from the Cross Road below Hays on No. Side So. River to the ridge be cleared, and Thos. Stuart and Wm. Christian be overseers. George Caldwell and his son to be added to the tithables. - Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 1, Page 288

October 25, 1755 - Propositions and grievances: John Hunter for services, wagoning; James Alexander, for patrolling; Wm. Wilson, Wm. Cunningham, Domnick Barrel, Mathew Thompson, John Atkins, Saml. Black, patrolling; John Brown for victualling men patrolling under Cap. David Lewis; Wm.
Thompson for patrolling and going on an express; George Caldwell, for patrolling; Robert Poage, for waggoning; Israel Christian, patrolling; Israel Christian, claim of David Moore for provisions provided Cap. David Lewis's Co. of Rangers which provisions were received by Christian. - Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 4, Page 490

February 18, 1763 - Andrew Russell, with two tithables, William Palmer, William Martin, Alexr. McDonald, Wm. Thompson, Alexr. Thompson, John Thompson, George Caldwell and his two sons. Wm. Henderson and John Wallace, to work the road from Christian's Creek to Rockfeil Gap. - Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 7, Page 477
Facts
  • 1689 - Birth -
  • 1779 - Death -
Ancestors
   
John Caldwell
16 Sep 1630 - 18 Nov 1692
 
 
Joseph Alexander Caldwell
9 Jan 1657 - 3 Sep 1730
  
  
  
Mary HOLMES
16 Jun 1632 - 14 May 1695
 
George Caldwell
1689 - 1779
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Joseph Alexander Caldwell
Birth9 Jan 1657Londonderry, Ireland
Death3 Sep 1730 Ballycogan, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Marriage8 Apr 1682to Jane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell at Co. Donegal, Ireland
FatherJohn Caldwell
MotherMary HOLMES
PARENT (F) Jane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell
Birth6 Jun 1660Co. Derry, Ireland
Death1740
Marriage8 Apr 1682to Joseph Alexander Caldwell at Co. Donegal, Ireland
FatherAlexander Mcghee (Mcghie)
MotherJane Milliken
CHILDREN
MJohn Caldwell
Birth9 Jan 1683Ballyogan of Record
Death6 Oct 1750Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Marriage4 Jan 1704to Margaret Phillips at County Derry, Ireland
MAndrew Caldwell
Birth1693Londonderry/Donegal/Fermanagh
Death1752Lancaster Co. Pa.
Marriage1716to Martha Ann (Cousin) Stewart
FCatherine Caldwell
Birth1690
Death
Marriageto John Dudgeon
MRobert Caldwell
Birth1694Londonderry/Donegal/Fermanagh
Death
FJane Caldwell
Birth1689Londonderry/Donegal/Fermanagh
Death
Marriageto Alex Ritchie
FElizabeth Caldwell
Birth1684Londonderry/Donegal/Fermanagh
DeathVa
Marriageto James Moore
FMargaret Caldwell
Birth1686
DeathIreland
Marriageto Robert J McJunkin
MGeorge Caldwell
Birth1689
Death1779
Marriage9 May 1712to Jane Phillips at Donegal, Ireland
Marriageto Sarah (Possible second wife)
MThomas Caldwell
Birth
Death
MWilliam Caldwell
BirthIreland
Death
Marriageto LIVING
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George Caldwell
Birth1689
Death1779
Marriage9 May 1712to Jane Phillips at Donegal, Ireland
Marriageto Sarah (Possible second wife)
FatherJoseph Alexander Caldwell
MotherJane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell
PARENT (F) Jane Phillips
Birth1690
Death
Marriage9 May 1712to George Caldwell at Donegal, Ireland
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MWilliam Caldwell
Birth
Death
MJames Caldwell
Birth
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George Caldwell
Birth1689
Death1779
Marriage9 May 1712to Jane Phillips at Donegal, Ireland
Marriageto Sarah (Possible second wife)
FatherJoseph Alexander Caldwell
MotherJane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell
PARENT (F) Sarah (Possible second wife)
BirthVirgina
Death
Marriageto George Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MThomas Caldwell
Birth1710
Death
Marriageto Elizabeth
MHenry Caldwell
Birth1715
Death
Descendancy Chart