I am a descendant of the Caldwells--My great grandfather was Jonas Caldwell of Ravenna Kentucky. I have 2 questions/comments. We descend from Sir James of Caldwell Castle in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland I'm assuming? My cousin traveled there last year to visit. Second-- I saw a story re the myth that we were related in some way to Jesse James? He shows up on my National Geographic DNA list as a maternal match, The Caldwells are on my Maternal side--- so maybe not a myth after all?
Enoch David’s book
Bought of David Caldwell in 1773
Thought this might be of interest to your family.
I would like it to go back into the possession of family.
So let me ask you this, in your piece on Monnette, what evidence do you have that Orra Monnette ever sold his services as a professional genealogist?
JAC: I never suggested that Monnette sold anything. As mentioned, Anjou was known to charge as much as $9,000. As to Monnette, among others, as also mentioned, the July 1976 edition of the American Genealogist stated that Monnette and the others, "are so unreliable that nothing they say should be accepted without clear and unmistakable verification"
I'm looking for information about John Caldwell, born somewhere in PA in 1800. He moved to Ross, County, Ohio sometime before 1918, when he married Sarah McFarland. They had 3 children that I know of - Malinda in 1821, Katherine in 1825, and and my great-grandfather Samuel in 1833. I believe John died in 1843 in Ross County, Ohio, but I have been unable to confirm that.
I'm searching for information on John's parents, siblings, birthplace, etc.
Does anyone here have any information about him?