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S J K Haley wrote on August 7, 2015 at 11:28 am
Re: Anjou

I just read you piece on Anjou. Have you researched Orra Monnette, his methods and his notes? It seems as if you and Mr. Anderson are ready to condemn him in, but you until you review his notes, his research methodology, both you and Anderson are simply stating an uneducated opinion. I would also note that Monnette - he never obtained a doctorate, and never presented himself as such. This makes your "Dr." Salutation of him misleading - never offered his services to clients as Anjou did. Monnette was too busy running banks to present himself to clients as a professional genealogist. It was his personal hobby. While he did sell his Piscataway books, he never presented himself as a professional genealogist. Furthermore, Monnett documented and saved, everything. His personal papers include harsh criticisms levied at him by his foes, if he were a fraudster, would he keep such criticisms and defend them?

Strangely, Anderson, who you quote with great confidence, never accessed Monnette's original notes, correspondence or other documents. Instead Anderson takes his information Monnette from a screed written by Donald Lines Jacobus in the American Genealogist, written 20+ years after Monnette's death. Reading Jacobus's piece on Monnette, it become apparent that he too, never looked at the methods Monnette used.

Finally, as to his work with Huguenot's and your inference that such made his works more suspect because that was was Anjou's preferred ourve is really illogical.

One cannot call to question the motivations, quality or even how incorrect conclusions are reached if one does not examine the primary source documentation of a researcher. But to criticize, without benefit or such an examination, mearly places the person who draws such conclusions, without benefit of such research into realms of hearsay themselves.

I have delved into Monnette's personal notes. Have you?

Comment:So let me get this straight; I quote a 1976 edition of American Genealogist that list seven "genealogists" as suspect and I'm some sort of slacker because I didn't research - let alone to your standards - the research of the person that I quoted regarding one of those seven that's not even actually the focus of the article? Got it. Regardless of whether or not Anjou added a dash of Huguenot ancestry in his dubious genealogy reports it doesn't change the fact that the propensity of Monnette's genealogical research contained some connection to Huguenots; let alone the fact that Monnette chaired a meeting of Huguenot descendants (or were they?), but move along; nothing to see here.... There is not one of us without warts of some kind in our ancestry, and while it's noble that almost 80 years after his death you wish to add some sort of corrections or nuance to your ancestors story, I'm going to follow Occam's razor on this one....
Susan McMillan wrote on August 6, 2015 at 3:37 am

Thank you so much for this website. Just want to let you know the link for Joseph Caldwell # 59103 is not working. Neither is the link for his wife Jane McGrew.


Comment: Thanks, Sue! I'll take a look.
Tanya Dillon wrote on July 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm
Hello! I located some of my family ancestry on this site. My grandfather was Dallas Caldwell. His father was Lanche O. Caldwell, married to Lula, but this site says his name was spelled differently. (Everyone called him L.O.).And his father was Charles Caldwell, married to Rachel McVey. Thank-you so much for creating this database! I can fill in much of the information that appears to be missing about Lanche Caldwell\'s relatives, dates of death, etc. I can see links to \"LIVING\" but can\'t get any information from there. Please help. Thanks!
Julie Caldwell wrote on July 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Hello, My mothers maiden name is Caldwell, daughter of Henry and Dorothy Irene Caldwell, Henry and his twin brother, Albert Caldwell, children of Burl and Jessica (Wolcott) Caldwell, child of James Alexander and Rachel. I haven\'t found any of them in your website but wanted to leave a note in case anyone looking for the same line of Caldwell\'s happen upon here.
Ronald D. Graybill wrote on June 27, 2015 at 4:25 am
I am researching an 1822 folio Bible, the Columbian Family and Pulpit Bible (Boston, 1822) which apparently belonged to William Alexander Caldwell (b. 1837) and then to Major James Shapter Caldwell (1843-1866). The latter deposited the Bible with the South Carolina State Archives. See:,SPECIFIC=11569,DATABASE=SERIES

I can sent you a digital image of the family register from that Bible. I do not find a \"Major James Shapter Caldwell\" listed among the Caldwell\'s noted for Military Service, so I wonder if you have more information about his military service--assuming the title \"Major\" implies military service
Carol Caldwell Cross wrote on June 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm
Hello Cousins! My line hails from New Hampshire. My Grandfather was New Hampshire born and came to MN and started a line there. Many Caldwell\'s are travelers and have started lines from the original group coming from Ulster,Londonderry and Antrim, Ireland being displaced Scots. My family always referred to their ancestors as Scotch-Irish and the New Hampshire Caldwell\'s as Yankees as they did not keep slaves but hired persons to do house and farm work when needed. My grandfsther\'s uncle went to Hawaii to teach and raised a family there. I met he and his wife as a child. Some traveled to west coast of Portland Oregon, and California and everywhere we have family. Our original ancestors were from Scotland via France and starting in Italy in Roman times. Many records are in New Hampshire as well as many graves. Some of the information has to be verified as many family trees are incorrect linking persons of similiar names or a father and son with same names as the same person, the dates of birth and death help to know who is of what generation. We know that those who came first on one of the ships were related. There were either 3 or 5 boats leaving for America in the early 1700\'s. Theses were large mast ships most with groups of three large masts. The state that we know of as Massachusetts and New Hampshire were one. The British settled 1620-1642 in Jamestown, Virginia settled 1607 and Plymouth Bay Colony in Massachusetts with Piligrims. The proprieters and British gave land to these new settlers and had stipulations on what needed building or clearing and much time was devoted to highway building and clearing and surviving. The Puritan and Quakers came before our Caldwell clan and some notations say they didn\'t always agree on or work together well as the Scotch- Irish were of Presbyterian belief or Baptists or Congregational belief and the Puritans and Quakers had more restricted beliefs. You also have Dutch, Swedes and German peoples and Africans that the British brought in for years starting in the 1600\'s.
Susan McMillan wrote on May 18, 2015 at 3:39 am

I am a great granddaughter of Flora A. Caldwell and Giles Smith. I have a bunch of info for you, if you would like it. For instance, Flora\'s son Wilson died 12/15/1945, not in 1948.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience and thank you so much for putting up this website. I was absolutely thrilled to find it.

Take care,
Vickie wrote on May 11, 2015 at 7:53 pm
I am trying to prove John C Caldwell, (24 Jan 1821-1855) is son of Willis and Dicey Calwell. Do you have any material that might help me? Thank you.
William Caldwell wrote on May 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm
I am looking for Andrew Jackson Caldwell, likely born 1770\'s in NC or SC. His son, Robert Caldwell and wife Linna Jebolt are my oldest Caldwell ancestors verified. Thank you for any help.
Basil Young wrote on April 29, 2015 at 11:33 pm
I am looking for William Caldwell born 1720 who married Jean McQueen and had a daughter Ann Kirkhill Caldwell born 1769 and died 1834 in aryshiere area.
They do not appear to be on the tree.
Byron Caldwell wrote on April 29, 2015 at 4:07 am
John Caldwell of Cub Creek was my 11th Great Grandfather!
Jason Cerny wrote on April 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm
Am interested in contacting you to see if you have other info on my Caldwell line from the 1700\'s, did not find who I was looking for on your site.
Odette U Caldwell wrote on April 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm
There is a Caldwell clan resident in South Africa, my Uncle, David Caldwell is in the process of pulling together our family tree, roots & all ... would be very interesting if and when we hooked up with one of the branches set out here. Will refer this website to him to use as he gets further up the tree.

Kind Regards,

Odette U Caldwell
Chuck Kendrick wrote on March 29, 2015 at 12:38 am
I have just come across your website. Thanks for providing this service. I have been doing research on the family of John Caldwell, 1st Lt.Gov of KY. This is the line of my Father-in-law. FYI, I noticed in the descendant chart that his children, particularly Terah Templin Caldwell, born 17 Mar 1793,KY, was not listed. His son John Robert, born 21 Nov 1824, KY, was my wife\'s gggrandfather.
Betsy Caldwell wrote on March 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm
I am researching our family lineage. I have traced back as far as John Caldwell born 1824. This line of the Caldwells are in CHambersburg Pennsylvania.I know he had a son John William Caldwell born in 1854 in Dayton Ohio. I am trying to link my line to the line from Ireland and so far I have hit a brick wall. Anyone that can help with any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
William Donahey wrote on March 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm
Mary Caldwell is my 3rd great grandmother. 1761-1841
It is her parents that i a problem proving. Any help would be appreciated.
Tom M. Root wrote on March 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm
My ancestor is Eleanor Caldwell who married William Rutledge in 1740\'s Virginia. They moved to Sullivan County Tn about 1777. Does this connect with anyone?

Michael wrote on March 20, 2015 at 11:43 pm
I am a decendant of the Irish Caldwells that came to America. In the database there are many references to the Parish of Ballycogan, Co., Donegal, Ireland.

I don\'t find it in or on Google. There is a Ballyboggan in County Meath,Ireland
Sean W. Caldwell wrote on March 13, 2015 at 5:58 am

I would like to help this site by adding my side of the family tree to this site where it left off.
The closest relative on this website is William F Caldwell (b:cerca 1815
Shannon Caldwell wrote on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm
I am from the Caldwells of Missouri related to Kinkead Caldwell group. It seems I can trace back to Joseph 1720 and Samuel 1740? Va. Then I think back to Ireland to William 1577 then it goes dead. Anyone that has info from before 1577. Have heard so many stories I do not know which to believe. Anyone point me in the right direction.