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John Caldwell wrote on May 19, 2022 at 4:46 pm
Sorry we've been remiss in maintaining the guestbook. Tom Caldwell from Australia is jumping in to help, and to keep me going with this decades-long project.

If you don't know Tom, he is a leading researcher in Caldwell beginnings. You can find some of his work in the Library section of this site.
R. Koman from Zeist the Netherlands wrote on May 1, 2022 at 12:56 am
Dear madam or sir,

Have you ever considered the name Coutwel in the Netherlands could be of the same origin? It is a very uncommon, rare surname, which was found in the province of Zeeland, at least in the 16th century. The Scotts came to Zeeland to trade those days. In Veere we have the Scottish house and there is a Dutch-Scottish society on the history.

Best regards,

Ruben Koman
Bob Caldewell from Renton, Washington wrote on April 27, 2022 at 5:36 pm
It has been a while since I have been on this site. I am still looking for more information on Daniel J. Caldwell b. 1808 Virginia. m. Martha Woodson 1830 Farmville, VA. m. Elizabeth (Rysinger) Starr 1842 in Floyd County, Indiana.
I am stuck at Daniel and cannot find anything more about Martha Woodson other than her and Daniel had 4 children, William Caldwell b. 1830 probably in Prince Edward County, VA. Daniel and Eizabeth's Family is well documented. Any help is welcome. Thanks.
Byron Caldwell from White River wrote on March 21, 2022 at 1:30 pm
I am hoping to learn more about my Scottish ancestry. My great great grandfather William James Caldwell was born 1841 in Cape Town, South Africa and he married Mary Ann Jane Baker in 1877. His parents immigrated from Renfrew Scotland to South Africa sometime between 1820 or 1840 and I wish to know more about them. William James Caldwell had 12 children. One of his sons were Lawrence Edwin Warren Caldwell (my great grandfather) and he had a son named Bert Lawrence Caldwell (my grandfather) and he then had a son which is my father Gerald Caldwell.
Byron Caldwell from White River, South Africa wrote on March 19, 2022 at 10:57 am
I am hoping to learn more about my Scottish ancestry. My great great grandfather William James Caldwell was born 1841 in Cape Town, South Africa and he married Mary Ann Jane Baker in 1877. His parents immigrated from Renfrew Scotland to South Africa around 1820 or 1840 and I wish to know more about them. William James Caldwell had 12 children. One of his sons were Lawrence Edwin Warren Caldwell (my great grandfather) and he had a son named Bert Lawrence Caldwell (my grandfather) and he then had a son which is my father Gerald Caldwell.
Vickie Jean Caldwell from Garner wrote on March 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm
ancestors: Guillaume William Calwel
Guillame De Calwel, Guillame Calwel III, Jaques Calwel, William Guillame Calwel, William Guillame Calwel II, William Alexander Caldwell, Lady Elizabeth Wallace of Ayrshire Renifshire Scotland, Alexander T. Caldwell, Jean Caldwell, Henri Al Calwel, Robert Calwel
Vickie Jean Caldwell from Garner wrote on March 14, 2022 at 5:19 pm
I have traced my decedents back to Guillaume William Calwel. I would welcome any information about my ancestory. My Grandfather was George A. Caldwell and father was Jerry B. Caldwell
Doug McCullough from Missouri City, Texas wrote on February 1, 2022 at 1:34 pm
This site is excellent. Thank you for your hard work. I am researching Margaret Caldwell of Ayr, Ayrshire. I believe she is my 6th great grandmother. Her father, John, witnessed my 6th great grandfather's baptism. His name was Alexander McCulloch. He married a woman named Alexander. Clearly his father, Thomas, and John Caldwell were close. Each were burgess merchants and baptized their children in the same church (St. John the Baptist Church, Ayr). My line passed through Lancaster County, where other Caldwells apparently moved to also. I will spend more time on this site. Also, I would be grateful for any insights about John Caldwell from Ayr who married Jean Rodger (apparently from Kilmarnock).
debb clay from Huntington beach, ca wrote on January 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm
I found a framed ( in glass) plate with a note:" This plate was given by Willis Caldwell to Dicey Mann Caldwell in 1830. He carried it on horseback to her."
I assist families of the deceased learn about what they find in attics, etc. This piece is called" Blue Acropolis".Is there a family member who would like it?
Brenda Henning from Katy wrote on November 25, 2021 at 9:23 am
Through the Family Search.org database, I trace lineage to a Sir James Caldwell, IV 4th Baronet
1692 – 1746

Is this webpage for this line of Caldwells?
MARGARET SHACKLEFORD from POPLAR BLUFF wrote on November 15, 2021 at 3:15 pm
Hi ~ Matthew's daughter Lucinda (Ellen Howell) is my GG grandmother. She was born in 1845, married John Howell in 1863 in Marion Co IL. They moved to Wayne Co MO. I'm descended through her daughter, Sara Belle Dora Howell.
I'm looking for a will of Matthew's or other legal proof of lineage that Lucinda is his daughter. Thank you for this lovely enjoyable website!
George Van Antwerp from St. Louis wrote on October 3, 2021 at 5:03 am
I'm trying to figure out if this is the same Caulwel (Caldwell) family in my tree.

My 12th GGM was Marguerite Caulwel who married into the Veeder family. Their son Foulque Feder Veeder (1550-1632) was my 11th GGF. 4 generations later the Veeder family married into the Van Antwerp family in NY.

I believe Marguerite's was the daughter of Sir Jean Caulwel who was the son of Lord Jacques Caldwell II (1473-1531).

Does this sound right at all? Thank you.
Kelly Caldwell wrote on September 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm
I have traced my Caldwell tree all the way back to John Caldwell III Ballyoggan, Donegal Ireland born 1630. Would love to follow it back further, if possible.
Michael R Caldwell from Magna, Utah wrote on July 9, 2021 at 12:55 pm
I was a Caldwell family researcher for a number of years. Even had a Caldwell website that was doing quite well. Then we were out of the country for a couple of years and the web host where we had our information (geocities) went defunct while we were away. But I had always (and somewhat stubbornly) adhered to the idea that all of the wonderful Caldwells out there came from the same origins. I really wanted us all to be related! Newer research, however (such as the extensive work posted here), pretty strongly suggests otherwise. In addition, I have had my DNA tested and have never been matched to some of the other Caldwell lines which can be found on various web sites. One in particular (i.e. John Caldwell and Margaret Phillips) was one I had hoped to connect with at some point. That line has extensive history posted and traces further back than my line, which dead ends in Ireland in 1749. So, I must reluctantly accept that it is likely that we do not all come from the same origin (though I would still claim all of you as family, just because!).
Ian Caldwell from Beverley wrote on May 10, 2021 at 1:10 am
I am a direct descendant of the Caldwells of County Fermanagh (1st to 5th baronet). In fact I am possibly the senior surviving male heir. My father had a gold signet ring with the family and was told on many occasions that he was "the last of the Caldwell" line, though I could never find out what this line was. My father was the son of a publican in Barrow and descendant of William Caldwell, who moved to Barrow-in-Furness in the late 19th century. I'm afraid that I never took his claims to aristocratic significance very seriously. But it does appear that I am descended directly from this family.

Several of the younger sons of the Caldwell baronets (a branch of the Renfrewshire family) married their sons to east coast families. This is probably the origin of Joseph Caldwell (1773 – 1835). I have recently retired (I am an academic and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society) and am just getting started on this. I cannot find anything on this site on the Caldwells of Fermanagh.

If anyone has any information on this family, or their links to the family, I would be pleased to hear. I am also happy to share any research I do on them.

Yours cordially,

Ian Aldridge Caldwell (b.1950)
Anthony branch from Sealy wrote on May 9, 2021 at 7:16 am
Came across that Rebecca Caldwell is my 8th Grandmother and her daughter, Lucy, married Amos Richardson. Does the reunion Rebecca wanted still occur at the family cemetery?
Vera Didenko from Cleveland wrote on April 25, 2021 at 2:47 pm
I am a descendent of Eunice Caldwell, who married Charles Wright.
Janis M van Ryswyk from CHANDLER wrote on March 23, 2021 at 4:08 pm
looking for information for Alexander Caldwell (b abt 1750) who married Ester Rush.
We have the Deed with Robert Caldwell selling land that was given to him by his father Alexander Caldwell. We have the Luke Bible, that was William's with Robert John and William's births. Can we assume that they were brothers? If so no name of Alexander is in the bible. I have the will of Robert Rush naming Ester Rush and husband Alexander Caldwell. But nothing else!
any help would be a treasure! email
janisv@q.com
Janis van Ryswyk from CHANDLER wrote on March 7, 2021 at 8:48 am
I registered for this site but I never received a conformation email. My hope is an administrator will be able to solve the issue.

I have a Caldwell I am searching for and I am hoping this site will help me gather information.

My fourth Great Grand father was :
William Caldwell
1773–1840
BIRTH 10 AUG 1773 • Berkeley, James City, Virginia Colony, BRITISH COLONIAL AMERICA
DEATH 26 APR 1840 • Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

William marries in 1799 Elizabeth Gosney in Ohio county Virginia .
I am looking for his father Alexander Caldwell
Looking to prove that Alexander was his father, and if Alexander was his father can I tie him to military service in Penn? To the Caldwells mentioned in the American revolutionary solders of Franklin county Penn, where it says Robert Rush ( Indian captive) one being Hester rush wife of Alexander Caldwell in the year 1768.
Mr. E.E. Barton papers show and Alexander and Hester Caldwell in 3 Berkeley county West Virginia Deed books involving land purchase and sale. There was a bible that William Caldwell owned and on the front page it says John Caldwell under his name its says:
Robert Caldwell was born 11th day of November 1762
John was born April 17 1770
William was born August 10th 1773 died April 26 1840
William married Elizabeth Gosney March 26 1799.
It goes on to list Williams son and Elizabeth's birth and death
I have not be able to determine if in fact an Alexander Caldwell was Williams father . I have not found any more documents of Alexander with a Hester Rush/Caldwell in Berkeley County West Va. I don't know if they came from Ireland or Scotland. Any information would be a treasure.
thank you ,
janisv@q.com
Stephen P. Koch from Montgomery, Texas wrote on March 5, 2021 at 2:13 pm
Regarding my post of earlier today regarding Paul Caldwell and wife Catherine Thumm, records suggest that Paul's father and grandfather are William Thomas Caldwell, b 1762, and Robert Caldwell Sr., b 1732. However not all records I have looked at - Ancestry, MyHeritage, ... are consistent.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Steve Koch