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Robert Edward Caldwell from Roxborough CO wrote on February 23, 2024 at 6:52 pm
I am the descendent of Rev. Dr. David Caldwell of North Carolina. I am looking for books and references to his children and hemself.
Robert Caldwell from Renton wrote on December 14, 2023 at 1:11 pm
Hi, everyone. It has been over a year and a half since I have been on here and I wanted to update my research.

*Below is my previous post.* I am still looking for information on Daniel J. Caldwell.
I have found what I think to be Daniel's parents, John Caldwell b. 1761 d. 1850 in Appomattox, VA and Martha Patsy Fields b. 1765 d.1850. John and Martha were married Nov 12, 1802.
John's father is Samuel Caldwell. Martha's Mother is Marget Fields, her father may be Andrew Fields b. Jan 1751 d.1794 in Campbell, VA.
Thanks for any information you can share.

***Prior Message update Charles Woodson is Martha Woodson's father.***

*Bob Caldwell from Renton, Washington wrote on April 27, 2022 at 5:36 pm
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.*

I would be happy to share any information I have.
Janice Samuelson from Newark wrote on September 28, 2023 at 11:57 am
Hello from Ohio, My Caldwell history started with my grand uncle Ernie Caldwell of Sangamon Co IL. His work was back in the days of snail mail. In my pursuit of extending his work, I have read extensively about Dr Charles Caldwell 1772 NC - 1853 Louisville KY. I was looking for mention of him on this website. He wrote an autobiography/book that was fascinating. He was an important person in history and he and his brothers all served in the Rev War. Because of his young age at the time, he states in his autobiography "too young for battle" and was a standard bearer. This Dr Charles Caldwell also wrote of an Uncle David who did extensive research on the family's history. I would love to know if anyone has access to his (David) findings. Perhaps I need to make a trip to Louisville. Also my father was a great musician in Chicago area, playing with Jimmy Blade's Orchestra at the Chicago Drake Hotel. I am in the process of typing up a timeline of his life. He grew up in a single parent home from age 3 and endured polio at age 16 during that epidemic. He successfully raised 7 children and played accordion from age 7 to age 88. I appreciate all the work on
Edwin Caldwell from BURY wrote on August 28, 2023 at 7:51 am
Only just beginning to look into my family name, I am aged 83 and retired from work aged 80.
I have been a teacher (PE and Special Needs), a professional wrestler 1964-84). an author, a massage therapist and lecturer and progressing to college prinipal.
Married to Marie: four children andfibe grandchildren.
I live in Bury, Lancashire.
Jareth Culwell from Elk Grove, CA wrote on August 13, 2023 at 9:29 pm
I recently tracked my genealogy back to Alexander Thomas Caldwell (1527-1603). I find this website very interesting. Thanks for doing it
Carolyn Caldwell from Toronto, Canada wrote on February 22, 2023 at 12:42 pm
A brief addendum to my last entry having just read the history of the Caldwell name...

Thank you to whoever has written the history of the Caldwell name. In fact, the history bears closely to my own understanding and apparent DNA links.

My paternal Caldwell grandfather's family is descended from Ireland. My maternal grandmother's Stamers family is also descended from Ireland. My brother's recent DNA results showed his DNA heritage from Ireland, Scotland and the northern European countries (Norway, Denmark, Netherlands). We were curious that between all our ancestors, the DNA was not farther spread. The nordic reference in the history on this site is in fact, quite consistent with our family lore (Scotland) and the DNA results. Fascinating.
Carolyn Caldwell from Toronto, Canada wrote on February 22, 2023 at 12:27 pm
Well, who knew? What a lovely, and somewhat amusing, surprise to find myself here today. I had no idea there were so many Caldwells, so far reaching, around our globe. Our family (another John and William Caldwell) hails from Caven, County Ireland but has only been traced as far back as just prior to the 1830's and the potato famines. The sons (John, William and ?) came to Canada and settled on the Ottawa river just northwest of Ottawa in Quebec. There are lots of us now all over Ottawa, Toronto, Barrie and parts between. I've done some research on the old family history but it seems that the records from the protestant Churches around Caven were lost in various church fires. I'm curious about the various Caldwell Castles and houses (one in Ireland, one in Scotland). The first Canadian generation of our family seemed to believe they were related to a lost estate and hired a lawyer in Ireland to try and find it. No luck due to the lack of records. Meanwhile, my great uncle informed me that our Caldwell family was believed to have originated from a Scottish tribe Kadwell (Cadwell?)and changed its name upon arrival in Ireland. Lots of lovely lore; a little thin on fact. But still delighted to find you all here. Best wishes from Canada.
Kristina Wolf (Caldwell) from Cloverdale wrote on January 12, 2023 at 9:20 pm
Hello fellow Caldwells!

My name is Kristina and I was born with the last name Larson, but later learned my dad’s biological father was Richard Lee Caldwell (1945 - 2007). Anyone on here from that line?
I’m building out my family tree, and have it down to Jacques Caulwel (1495 - 1560), born in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Does this sound accurate? I’ve been using ancestry.

Thank you,
Kristina Wolf (Caldwell)
BB Sahm from Hamilton wrote on November 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm
I have just read your entry for Hugh and Margery Scott Caldwell of Chestnut Level, Lancaster, PA and am disturbed that my ancestor, Hugh Alexander Caldwell, his wife Jane Boyd Caldwell, his son Samuel Caldwell, and his daughter Margery Caldwell, are missing or devoid of data. I am descended from both siblings.

The link for your site is
A link to help you update your data is
D. E. Moseley from Illinois, wrote on October 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm
Researching The Richey Family & came across this site. I am a descendant of Samuel Alexander Richey who was a brother-in-law of John Caldwell. They came to America in 1727 on the same ship & landed at Delaware 12/10/1727.
Judy Kyle from Bluffton, South Carolina wrote on August 4, 2022 at 7:41 am
Looking for Anna/Annie Caldwell born 1762 in colonial Virginia died in buncombe county, North Carolina in 1863. Was married to a scot William hunter. I keep finding she was child of David and Rachel Caldwell, but they didn’t have a daughter Anna. Any ideas?
George Woodworth Caldwell III from Holliston, MA USA wrote on July 3, 2022 at 2:56 pm
Checking in for the Caldwells who founded Barre, MA in the 1700s...
Tom Caldwell wrote on May 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm
This is Tom Caldwell in Australia. A new administrator. Just feeling my way for the moment - hoping to work out how to manage the site soon.

The site has lost its ‘old hands’ who made it very lively and useful so many years ago.

I hope to help John stimulate new contributors.

It is always better to help by contributing.
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 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
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
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 ,
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
Stephen Koch from Montgomery, Texas wrote on March 5, 2021 at 10:03 am
Great source of information. Thanks to all.
I have Caldwells in my ancestry starting with my Maternal Great Grandfather, George J. Caldwell. Family records suggest his ancestry was first Dr. J.C. Caldwell, and second Paul Caldwell, whose wife was a Catherine Thum, the latter two born in 1795.
I cannot find any records on Paul and Catherine. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, Steve Koch
Gail Caldwell from Fort Scott wrote on February 13, 2021 at 10:15 am
My father, Lyle Dean Caldwell looked very much like previous descriptions as found if the Caldwell lineage.
He was large in stature, tall, dark skin, beautiful dark eyes, high cheek bones and rolling forehead. Many of the Caldwell traits I find in myself very talkative, generous to a fault though I am fair haired and lighter skin however my older sister is reflection of my father.
I live across the street from the old Caldwell Estate that was built near the Fort and across the street from Fort Scott Founders mansion.
My sister, Rebecca Caldwell now owns the original home that was once owned by Fort Scott founder.
Lyle Dean and Doris K Caldwell, Fort Scott residents had 5 daughters of which three remain all residing in Fort Scott Kansas
Fiona Pegrum from Limavady wrote on December 31, 2020 at 7:48 am
I have noticed that a number of people have realised that the Castle Caldwell lines have been added to the Caldwells of Ballybogan, Co. Donegal lines. These are different families. There was no reason for the Enniskillen Caldwells to travel from Fermanagh to Derry to have children baptised. John Caldwell's funeral entry has been documented several times in posts and lists his issue. His second wife remarried and her husband's will is available.
Jeff Caldwell from Virginia wrote on December 18, 2020 at 6:57 am
I was very excited to find this page as I have done a tremendous amount of research on,, and dating back to 1150. I'm sure everyone has run into inconsistencies in their tree, especially going back that far, but welcome anyone's help in keeping my research going and accurate.
Patricia McConnell Arnold wrote on July 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm
McConnellClan family tree on welcomes any research on the Caldwell lineage, esp. Mary Elizabeth Caldwell.
Angie Goldberg Caldwell wrote on July 20, 2020 at 8:13 pm
My maiden name is Caldwell and I’ve traced my family back to those who resided in the Castle. I love the information and photos to learn more about my heritage.
James Caldwell wrote on July 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm
Thank you for providing this interesting Guestbook, which allows others to search their relatives. The following posting is also mine, which is short of information, which I will provide here.
James C. Caldwell Sr. b 1755 d 6/30/1840 Fairfield Twp Ohio
Rebecca Brooks b 4/12/1759 d 4/12/1831
Jerasha Caldwell
Thomas R. Caldwell
William E. Caldwell
Ann Caldwell
Rebecca Caldwell
Elizabeth G. Caldwell
James C. Caldwell Jr.
Hannah Caldwell
Rachael Caldwell
Garthony Caldwell

Any assistance in making a connection with this family in Ireland or UK is appreciated.
James Caldwell wrote on July 19, 2020 at 6:57 pm
I am attempting to make a connection from my GGGgrandfather James C. Caldwell born 1755 and migrated to America about that time to his relatives in Ireland or UK. According to a decedents memory of her grandfather story, the family left a foreign shore for America. All died except three little boys. Reportedly, James C. was taken in by a Quaker Family in Philadelphia, PA. He married Rebecca Brooks in Philadelphia on 12/21/1780. Moved to Redstone, PA, then to Elk Run, Ohio where he farmed and died. His first son was named Thomas, therefore it is my guess that his father was also named Thomas, which was customary for the Irish.
Brenda Caldwell wrote on July 8, 2020 at 5:35 am
I am hoping to learn more of my ancestors & connect with distant cousins.
Dede wrote on July 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Hi. I am a direct descendant of Joseph Caldwell (Wheeling WVA). I am looking for relations who may have pieces of his silver tea service. DH
Dianne Isaacson wrote on June 30, 2020 at 1:08 am
Am looking for the children of JAMES MARION CALDWELL born 17 December 1833, son of JAMES WILLIS CALDWELL and DICEY MANN CALDWELL. My grandmother was a Caldwell, born around 1910. Her father died very young when she was just a little girl and I believe his name was Robert Lee Caldwell but this could be wrong. In any case I think that JAMES MARION was his father or grandfather. JAMES MARION (according to my mother, was in Hood’s 4th infantry regiment and taken prisoner at Gettysburg). My mother did quite a bit of research but never got it collated before she passed away. I have all her notes but it is in one of several large tubs that are too heavy for me to lift by myself. Hope to start digging through this coming winter.
Tamsy Marie Sliger Brawner wrote on June 11, 2020 at 1:36 pm
I am looking for any of my grandmother\'s family her name was Mildred Marie Caldwell.She was born in Missouri. She was the oldest daughter of 13 children.
Patrick Leahy wrote on June 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm
My great great grandfather was a Caldwell and he was born in Lancashire around 1819. Having trouble finding any information about my Caldwells. His documentation is sparse.
Robert Caldwell Reid wrote on June 8, 2020 at 10:48 am
Born in Glasgow in 1948, live in London, doing family history research.
I will get back to you all with info I have tracked down.
a. David Caldwell was my grandmothers father / she was born in 1873 in Glasgow.
b. Have you filed the Wikipedia article re CALDWELL, East Renfrewshire.
c. Have you entered into your Military History THOMAS CALDWELL (VC) in Wikipedia
d. You may wish to look at the National Museum of Rural Life at West Kittochside not far from Glasgow. The farm was donated after about 400 years of ownership by REID family and in the details,it mentions fights between REID and CALDWELL families!
Bob +44 (0)7710 981302
James Waller wrote on April 11, 2020 at 5:37 pm
Wonder if John Caldwell of Ballyyoogan d 1602 has a distinct parentage that deviates from accepted convention of John Wallace Caldwell of Ayr & Enniskillen

baptism records at Londonderry Cathedral, have a distinct set of children to those listed in John of enniskillens Funeral Entry.

Londonderry Cathdral Baptisms
William, bap. 10 May 1628, m.2. Elizabeth Huston
John, bap. 16 Sep 1630, m.2. Mary Holmes
Mary, bap. 20 Sep 1632, m. William Eifefield
James, bap. 30 Nov 1634, m. Catherine Hume
Margaret, bap. 24 May 1636, m. Hugh Delop
Joseph, bap. 06 Apr 1637, m. Jan McCabe
Alexander, bap. 04 Sep 1639, m. Ann Caldwell

Funeral Entry for John of Eniskellen
Son John Elder James Roger John Younger Robert Judith
Connie VanBlaricom wrote on March 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Hello Caldwell
My Caldwell ancestors are from Ontario Canada as far as I have researched. My verbal history was that there were 3 chiefs of the Caldwell First Nation, Madwayosh, Quenesis and Robert. They were my 5th, 4th and 3rd great grandfathers. If anyone has information on any of these or Sheldon Caldwells in their history I would really like to hear from you. Thank you.
M E Powell wrote on March 9, 2020 at 7:55 pm
I have a tiny colored glass, about 2 inches tall. The name engraved on it is:
Willard Caldwell Hinton, W. VA. 1909
My grandfather , Lawrence C. Powell, was born around 1984. He was a revenuer and raided stills up in E KY. I have a photo of him with what I think are other revenuers up in Pike Co, KY. I am guessing this is connected to Willard Caldwell. I can\'t imagine where Grandpa got a little glass like that. It is cut glass at the bottom and wine-colored scallps at the top. It looks like a shot-glass, come to think of it!
jim caldwell wrote on February 3, 2020 at 10:17 pm
Searching ancestor John Beard Caldwell\'s predecessors.
Sylvia Wright wrote on February 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm
Hi there,

I have a Mary Caldwell of Ballyboggan, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland who was born c. 1767. She married Alexander Henry McClintock (1764-1815) in 1791.

They only had one surviving child, Dorothea McClintock, 1795-1877. She married Rev. Robert Alexander, 1795-1872. One of their sons was the Most Rev. Sir William Alexander, Primate of All Ireland. His wife was Cecil Frances Humphreys (Mrs CF Alexander) who wrote \"All Things Bright & Beautiful\"

I wondered if you could tell me who her parents were and, if possible, her dates of birth & death.

Regards, Sylvia, Surrey, UK
Karey Caldwell wrote on February 1, 2020 at 4:51 pm
Greetings from New Hampshire! Alexander is MY GUY!
Holly A. Caldwell Hurtt wrote on January 31, 2020 at 4:59 pm
My great grandfather, John Wade Caldwell b. 9/8/1853, d. 11/12/1928 moved from North Carolina to Texas. He is a descendant of James Caldwell, who lived in Lincoln County, North Carolins during the 1832 census records.
There has also been a genealogy of James Caldwell written by Ray Von Caldwell and printed in 1968.
Cameron Caldwell wrote on January 29, 2020 at 3:37 pm
Can anyone help me verify a few ancestors as I haven\'t been able to thus far. James Caldwell 1755-1813 married to Mary Elizabeth Forrest Caldwell. They had a son, Robert Caldwell 1784-1855. His wife Jeanetta McLees Caldwell 1784-1841. I\'m trying to verify Robert is the son of James and Mary. Also trying to verify Robert married Jeanetta McLees. All my research has not turned up much with definitive documentation. Thanks for any help.
Jo Marie Brown wrote on January 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm
Super excited to have found this page. I live in South Carolina.
My line is:
7th John C Caldwell 1682-1750
6th William Findley Caldwell 1704-1761
5th James Caldwell 1755-1813
4th Samuel Caldwell 1783-1837
3rd Isabella Caldwell 1815-1886
2nd David Demillion Deal 1860-1896
GGM Tempie Lavinia Deal 1895-1972
GM Margaret Flinn Rush 1921-1991
M Susan Faye Bradshaw 1953-
Jo Marie Brown 1972-
Glen Caldwell wrote on January 9, 2020 at 10:48 pm
Thanks to I can trace my lineage to Hugh Caldwell listed on rental roles in Louden County. I am doing further research with the Thomas Balch Genealogy Library (Loudon County) located in Leesburfg, VA.
Cameron Mcleece Caldwell wrote on January 6, 2020 at 4:10 am
I was surprised to find there was not more information on Capt. John Caldwell of the SC 3rd Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Son of William Findley Caldwell. John Caldwell died Nov. 24, 1781 by Bloody Bill Cunningham. He was the only law enforcement I found in my lineage.
Kevin Caldwell wrote on December 30, 2019 at 5:34 pm
Hi, Kevin Thomas Caldwell (western NC / USA) looking for the Caldwell line and hopefully relatives near & far. I have zero geneo experience til yesterday and have been on ancestry but am a bit confused. Hoping to find some Caldwells (and help).

Father / grandfather listing so far (all Caldwell) is John Knott / John French / Noah Lee / Rufus (no middle) / James Harvey / William C / John F. / Captain John F / Sir David / John Joseph / John / William Cauldwell (before the \"u\" was dropped out) and maybe this is too much info but wanted to put these all in case anyone\'s looking and might have some help.
stephen caldwell wrote on December 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Looking forward to some reading!
Randy Caldwell wrote on December 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm
I used to have a Caldwell page on Rootsweb going back to the 1100s.
My directs landed in the Port of Delaware in 1727 and headed to Amish lands before deciding to relocate in Lunenburg, Va.

As for the myths, they are all pretty much true, but not the way the scamming grifter Anjou said.

1) Barbarossa - was not the pirate, but Federick I. The brothers that went with Barbarossa, did so on the 3rd Crusade. The \'3 ships\' were not pirate ships, but \"Ships of State\" as Federick I (Barbarossa), Philip II (Philip Augustus) and Richard I (Richard the Lionheart)set out under their respective flags (ship of state) to take control of the Holy Lands.

This is a very big part of the story as the Caldwells were I believe from the Würzburg area of Germany (kalte quelle or cold source Roman bath area) and belonged to the Welf family. The Welfs and the Hohenstaufens were combined by marriage, but the Welf clan didn\'t like it and tried to assassinate Federick I\'s father (Frederick II) before the wedding. These \'family members\' were not killed as a tribute to bride Judith (of the Welfs), and instead were exiled. I believe these Caldwell ancestors ended up at a Caldwell settlement that suddenly appeared at this time between Worcester and Birmingham England. The 3 \'Caldwell\' brothers most likely joined the exiled family members after Federick I died on the Third Crusade. They being most likely younger and were conscripted (stripped from their family of would be assassins) for service instead of being immediately exiled.

2) Ann of Caldwell and Oliver Cromwell - there is a record of one Ann (of that Caldwell settlement near Birmingham) and Thomas Cromwell giving birth to either Cromwell\'s grandfather or grand-uncle. This may have been the \'illegitimate birth\' as they don\'t seem to have been married yet. There is a possibility that the son from Oliver\'s Great-grandfather died and to make the ilegit legit, he adopted (switched out) his brother\'s son for his own dead one, thus making Ann of Caldwell the grandmother of Oliver Cromwell. The interesting thing here is that post the birth record for Ann (with the ilegit kid), there is a marriage registered for her and Thomas in Birmingham (with no kid) prior to their departure for the new world, where they are registered again to be married yet again in Boston after arrival (yes people, there were settlements/cities in the new lands before the Pilgrims).

Flowing from this Birmingham phase of Caldwell exile/expansion/settling is where the family seems to have migrated in two groups (oneth by sea and oneth by land) north to the Scotch-Irish area leading to two major different spellings of the name. One with the \'d\' and the other without, with the vowell aspect taking on local variations of \'al\', \'ol\', \'aul\', etc.

The first mention of \"Cald-wels\" (interesting spelling for the time) in Scotland is via Tim Pont\'s maps from the end of the 1500s to early 1600s. That is also the time around when the Caldwell Tower in Scotland was built.
Charles B. Caldwell II wrote on November 15, 2019 at 10:20 pm
From Louisiana
Katharine Caldwell Anderson wrote on November 6, 2019 at 1:42 am
I joined and I am a descendant of the line of Caldwell\'s from Scotland and then Ireland. I am from the line of Caldwell\'s that inhabited Castle Caldwell in Ireland. Curious if anyone else on here is and where you live now.
Emily Caldwell wrote on October 22, 2019 at 5:48 am
Hi there!
My great-great-grandfather David Wylie Caldwell was born in Renfrewshire in 1834, and immigrated to Australia sometime before 1872. His parents were Archibald Caldwell and Margaret Wylie.
Have found this website interesting, but haven’t found any connections to my own family just yet.
k.j. habeeb wrote on September 15, 2019 at 2:07 am
I\'m looking for photographs of William Lowndes Calhoun, the youngest son of John Caldwell Calhoun, seventh vice President of the United States. I\'ve seen one attributed daguerreotype of this man, but would like to see other representations. I would be grateful for any leads. Thanks in advance! K.
David Hughes wrote on July 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm
After neglecting it for quite some time I decided to spend some time today in expanding my family tree. It appears that I am descended from the Caldwell line by way of Abigail Bain Caldwell who was a daughter of Samuel C. Caldwell and Elizabeth Lindsay. Thanks to this website I was able to trace the Caldwell line back quite a bit. I will be returning to this site to learn more about the Caldwell family history. Thank you.
kam jackson wrote on July 23, 2019 at 1:28 am
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@f2 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?
Kevin Helmicko wrote on June 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm
I have come across a book in my Mother’s belongings dated 1768 Select sentences. In side hand written inscription
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.
Stu Haley wrote on June 9, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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" 
Wayne Caldwell wrote on May 29, 2019 at 2:12 am
Thanks for this interesting research. I have been researching my own line from New Zealand. I have got back to a great, great grandfather, who emigrated from Londonderry (Derry) but that\'s where it stops for me.

William Chase wrote on April 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm
Enjoyed reading through the site. Mother\'s maiden name is Caldwell, descended from William Dwight Caldwell.
Jenny Caldwell wrote on April 11, 2019 at 7:07 pm

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@f1
Best regards,
Jenny Caldwell
Robert e caldwell jr wrote on March 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm
Enjoy reading the site! I was born and raised in Memphis Tn. My grandfather was John Caldwell in Milan TN. I now live in Colorado with my two boys, West William Caldwell and Levi Edward Caldwell.
a moore wrote on March 3, 2019 at 5:03 pm
Looking for any information on CHILDREN of Elizabeth Caldwell Moore (b. 1684) and her husband James Moore. Elizabeth was a sister of John Finley Caldwell. She and James came across from Ireland with John on the \"Eagle\'s Wing\" to Newcastle, DE in 1727.
Melodie Wood wrote on February 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Robert Caldwell b. 1775, d. b4 1857 married to Mary Cochran. Looking for Robert\'s parents
ellen wrote on December 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm
The family tree you have for William Caldwell --Father (Joseph Alexander (1657) Mother Jane McGhee under William you have living there is no way his children are still alive. The Alexander Richey married to Jane Caldwell (1688-1785) is spelled Richey not Ritchey--Alexander came to America with Jane and her brother amongst other in 1727 via Delaware> Pennsylvania>Virginia --They migrated to Virginia after the Scots-Irish wrote a petitioning the Governor of Virginia for land.
Kurt Sobiesienski wrote on December 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm
My maternal grandfather is a Caldwell. He played a vital role in my life and I have always been interested in his Scottish/English heritage. Thanks for your efforts in researching the family name. God Bless
Rollie Stamps wrote on November 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm
I am working on my family tree through Family Tree and have come to this branch:

Jehu Johnston married to Margaret Jane Caldwell of Newberry, NC (b1758). I am showing her parents as Capt. John Caldwell(b1726)and Elizabeth Gilman (b1730). John Caldwell\'s parents were William Findley Caldwell (b/Ireland) and Rebecca Parque (b/either Ireland, prob. France, 1707). Does this track with your records@f0 I noticed Elizabeth Gilman was not listed, although women\'s life expectancy at the time was obviously low and multiple marriages appear to be the norm. Thank you for any help.
Pepperkorn wrote on September 25, 2018 at 5:59 pm
Hi -- In reference to your Robert Caldwell married to Mary Logan.

Just in response to your note on your record. Robert Alexander Caldwell Of Londonderry born 7/21/1721 died 10/1799 in Alexandria PA) ALSO married a Mary Logan (born 1730 in Londonderry - died 7/7/1799 in Alexandria PA) so they are NOT the same person, just same basic names - it\'s a whole other branch. They settled Juanita Valley and have tons of documentation in books and in the DAR etc. It might be fun to add this line into your records - in your copious spare time 😉

Robert Alexander Caldwell is one of my gggggggrandfathers and one of the GAZILLION Ulster Scots I have in my family, making me a Daughter of the American Revelation an absolutely ridiculous number of times. They really stuck together when they came to the US -- and Wow the Ulster Scots HATED the British. AND my family passed down the stories -- I was shocked at doing research based on my grandmother\'s stories -- and they were all true -- hundreds of year of grudges and now I know the origins - HAHAHAHA! I love my family I must say, and hope all Caldwells who visit find the same links to their history and all the strength and love and best wishes sent down the generations too!!
Ruth Ventrello wrote on September 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm
I am enjoying learning more about my ancestors. I descend from Daniel McJunkin (6th gggrandfather) and through him to Joseph Alexander Caldwell (1659-1730) 9th gggrandfather.
I found this site trying to research Elizabeth Wallace Caldwell my 12th gggrandmother (b. circa 1580). Find a grave has a statement that her father and mother are William Wallace and Katherine Crawford; however, there is not confirmed source for that claim. If anyone has a reliable source, please pass that information to me. Thank you
Kim Conroy wrote on August 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm
Hi - hoping I can find some help. My third great grandmother was Eleanor \"Ellen\" Caldwell. Family records have her birth as 1826 in Ohio. She married Milton Sutton on April 25, 1843 in Portage County, Ohio. The wedding was witnessed by Robert Caldwell. She had two sons, James Oliver and Franklin Augustus Sutton before she died in 1851 at the young age of 25. She is buried in the Mottown Cemetery in Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio.

I have done research on but have not found any likely families yet that she could have belonged to. I don\'t have any proof that she was born in Ohio either.
Thanks for any help. Kim
Jeanette wrote on July 25, 2018 at 10:52 pm
Looking for conformation on James Caldwell and rebecca
Lewis C Caldwell wrote on July 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm
9th Great Grandfather John came into Somerset County, Maryland Colony, in 1683 from Ballybogan, Clonleigh Parrish, County Donegal. He purchased two tracts of land which he named Ballybogan and Clonleigh. His son John is considered the founder of Salisbury, MD, and was cited in a study of early Maryland Colony representatives to government of Lord Charles Calvert. In that study the father was said to be born in Londonderry and a date was given. Londonderry Cathedral\'s records list a baby named John born that day to William Caldwell and Elizabeth Huston.
William was the first born son of John Caldwell and Mary Sweetenham.

My 5th great grandfather sold 200 acres in Salisbury (inherited from father William) and brought his family down to Green County, Georgia,
after service in the Revolution. My 3rd came over with his family to
Alabama in 1850. He entered service in Memphis in the Civil War in 1861,was wounded at the Battle of Resaca and died at the hospital in
Rome, GA in 1864.

My family has lived in the same area of East Alabama since 1850.
Patty Caldwell Portenier wrote on July 21, 2018 at 1:46 am
Caldwell is not my maiden name. I was married to Donald E Caldwell from 1956 until his passing in 1985. I remarried in 1992 and choose to keep Caldwell as my middle name. I am the mother of John Alan Caldwell(58) and the grandmother of John David Caldwell (32) Alan Camden Caldwell (7) and Ian Gary Caldwell (18 mo.) ( all John Alan\'s sons) I now reside in FL and frequently encounter the Caldwell name but not aware of any familial connections.
Val Martin wrote on July 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm
Hi, Enjoyed reading some of the articles on here. One of my ancestors Thomas Pollock married Elizabeth Caldwell who\'s father was John Caldwell of Lochside, Lochwinnoch. I don\'t know if they are related to any of the people on this site.
Lisa Anderson wrote on July 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm
I\'m the family genealogist at our house. My husband Tom Anderson\'s mother was born a Caldwell, a direct descendant of Rev. David Caldwell\'s brother Alexander. I\'m finding interesting points of contact between the Caldwells and my own ancestors who lived in Mecklenburg Co and other parts of North Carolina during the same time period.
Allen ray Caldwell wrote on June 30, 2018 at 3:16 am
Thais is what I have...

William Caldwell 1742-1801
William Jr.1785-1838
Thomas Jefferson Caldwell 1816-1882
Eli Hugh Caldwell 1846-1897
Walter J. Caldwell 1879-1953
Hubert G. Caldwell 1903-1942
Allen E. Caldwell 1928-1998
Allen Ray Caldwell 1960-

Hello From Texas
Melissa Ann Reeves Schoepf wrote on June 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm
Rachel Brown (Craighead) Caldwell and Rev. David Stewart Caldwell would have been my 7 times great grandparent. This was interesting and I will be traveling down to Pineville, NC in October so I plan to visit and pay my respects.
Brent Caldwell wrote on June 20, 2018 at 1:57 am
thank you for all the info, very interesting and fun to read
Jeanette mckinney wrote on June 18, 2018 at 2:26 am
I have lots of into on Caldwell’s in pennsylvania. John Caldwell m. Jane ann repine. Johns father was James Caldwell. I can not find anything I can connect the two. Their a will of James in Indiana co., pa. That is the only thing.
Jeanette mckinney wrote on June 18, 2018 at 2:18 am
Maiden name Caldwell. Have info. Can’t get past James and Rebecca.
Nikki Caldwell wrote on June 12, 2018 at 2:17 am
grandparents Robert Caldwell and Mary McCartney came from Tyrone in 1927. Grandfather and his 4 sons all worked in the Gold mine in Kirkland Lake Ont. My father Harry left the north and moved with my sister and mother and I to Welland Ontario. Harry was born 1915. in Tyrone.Uncle Bob (Robert) had 2 sons Terry and Douglas. Uncle Doug has 4 daughters Cathy ,Linda, Jane forget other cousins name. Uncle Ach? had 2 sons .My father never talked about Ireland even though he was 12 when he came to Canada. Never passed on any stories or culture. Never understood why.
Patricia Caldwell wrote on June 7, 2018 at 9:09 pm
I descend from Caldwell\'s in Arkansas / Tennessee / Missouri and am thrilled to find this site after running in to the myths and feeling like they couldn\'t possibly be true. My father always said we were Scots Irish and the whole French thing doesn\'t even comport with my DNA! Looking forward to digging deeper.
Betty Helen IGiouris wrote on June 5, 2018 at 6:23 am
Hi everyone
This website is really interesting.
My paternal great-grandmother was the daughter of William Caldwell,
born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in 1801. William arrived in Australia in 1826, as a convict on the vessel Speke. He gained his freedom in 1835. He married Mary Fuller in 1852 and died in NSW, Australia in 1883. William\'s parents were William Caldwell and Mary Mitchell, both born in 1770 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Unfortunately I haven\'t been able to trace any further back and would love to hear from any Caldwell\'s connected to William.
Regards to all from Melbourne, Australia.
Helen Giouris
Glen Caldwell wrote on May 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Related through DNA with Seth Caldwell born in Castle Caldwell, Fermenaugh Northern Ireland. Died on Loughtoun County VA
Bruce Cavanagh wrote on May 23, 2018 at 5:36 am
Hi All

My wife\'s Caldwell family come from Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland and we are interested in communicating with other people that have family connections.

Kia ora & Cheers from New Zealand
Julie Caldwell wrote on May 21, 2018 at 11:48 pm
Hello Everyone! What a fun site. I\'m a 9x great granddaughter of John Caldwell and Mary Swetenham. My branch comes to America through their great grandson Samuel Caldwell and his son Hugh Caldwell Sr. who left Ireland around 1741/42 (I think...I\'m still trying to find a good citation for that date)and settled in Lancaster and Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania. I started researching my ancestry about a year ago to see if I could debunk a family story that I\'m related to Henry VIII (through a maternal branch that married into the Caldwells) and this site is one of the first I stumbled across. I\'m having so much fun learning about our ancestors and the role they\'ve played throughout history. I found Kings, Queens, Crusaders, Vikings, Visigoths, Archbishops, Knights Templar, Scottish rebels, American Patriots, and Oregon pioneers. We have much to be proud of in our Caldwell heritage!!

Right now I\'m digging into the PA Caldwells and associated families during and immediately after the Revolutionary War. I\'m hitting a brick wall in regards to the family of Jane Boyd who married Hugh Caldwell Jr. in Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1783. Most of what\'s floating around on the internet shows her parents are from Virginia and it just doesn\'t make sense to me. I\'ve spent weeks trying to find a connection between the VA Boyds and the PA Boyds and I just can\'t find anything. If anybody has any information on these families I would really love your help!
Deborah Verner Dobbs wrote on May 3, 2018 at 2:16 am
Thank you! I shall be spending a lot of time researching on your website getting my Caldwell family lines correctly documented on my family Tree. My 6th great grandparents were James Ritchie (whose mother was Jeanne Caldwell) and Margaret Caldwell. 1st or 2nd cousins, so I get a little extra Caldwell DNA hopefully. Actually I did the Ancestry DNA thing and I have quite a few areas in Northern Ireland and in Scotland where my DNA shows up, including Ayr and Prestwick! I just found on your website my 12th great grandparents were William Caldwell and Elise Wallace. I was just telling my sister the other day that I bet we might be related to the famous William Wallace because of where the Caldwell\'s lived when they lived in Scotland. Sounding better now! I love the Caldwell\'s story, because it represents the dreams of freedom and freedom of Worship as I have discovered with practically all of my Ancestors that can be traced back across the pond. I am a proud recipient of true Patriot DNA. All of my DNA Ancestors were in America before 1800!
Nancy Van Antwerp wrote on April 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm
Trying to find information on family of origin and ancesters of Peggy Caldwell, who married George McGaham, aka McGaughan in Wayne County, Kentucky October 9, 1801. I am a descendant of this Peggy Caldwell & have been unable to trace this line.
Katherine Brown wrote on April 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm
I enjoyed your writings on the Caldwell Family Tree.

My mother was a Caldwell and I have traced her family back to a GGGGrandfather from AL/TN but stuck there for now. I found it very interesting that you mention the Norsemen. I have a hereditary hand disease (Dupuytren Contracture) that is referred to as the Vikings Disease. It is rare but pops up now and then in the family. We also have the occasional red head that pops up (My great grandfather, my younger sister, my granddaughter and my second cousin and her granddaughter. Family oral history has always said we had Scotch-Irish ancestors.

Thank you again for all your work.
David S Caldwell III wrote on April 7, 2018 at 6:58 pm
I am a direct descendant of Captain Alexander Caldwell, I (1710-1766) and Margaret Caldwell McGregor (1709-1791). Alexander came across from Ireland in the era of the potato famine and settled in the Dunbarton / Litchfield area of New Hampshire. My branch of the Caldwell\'s are from the northeastern Massachusetts area and I am currently residing in southern California.
Meg McElroy wrote on March 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm
Descended from Andrew S Caldwell (1818-1891) of Muskingum County OH, parents James and Jane Caldwell.
Allen Caldwell wrote on March 13, 2018 at 3:25 am
Very interesting reading.
Michael B Caldwell wrote on February 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm
Hello, I am Michael Brandon Caldwell and have just started researching my family lineage. Most of my family is in the southwestern united states from Texas to Tennessee. I currently live in Southern Maryland near Washington DC. I have
In the Caldwell (dad) side of my family, I have 2 sisters and a brother.
Heather Stephanie and Joe
I am excited I found this website. I look forward to finding distant family members.
Margaret Bond Timmerman wrote on February 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm
Interested in Archie Samuel Kennedy and Alice Zimmer; my maternal grandparents. I can add their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc if you are interested.
Kenalea Johnson wrote on February 18, 2018 at 2:34 am
I wonder if some of my great aunt\'s documentation would be helpful in getting some of the generations of descendants of Caldwell families that came to the colonies in the early days. Ruth Welch, documented for her memberships into the Daughters of the Revolutionary War several Caldwell marriages and issue from the marriages.
Please contact me at the email above if you would like me to send the documents via internet to you.
Kenalea Johnson
Michael Caldwell wrote on February 15, 2018 at 9:33 am
To Angela Bernard and Kelli Watkins - I am the author of the Henry III article within this website. To Kelli - Joseph was the great grandson of William and Joseph is a royal descendant per my article. To Angela - There were no Richards in the Scottish monarchy, there were Roberts - Robert the Bruce, Robert II (grandson of the Bruce) and Robert III followed by the James 1-6 with Mary Stuart in there being mother of James VI. Is Elizabeth Wallace, wife of William Caldwell, related to Sir William Wallace Lord Protector of Scotland (braveheart)? Yes! Recently confirmed by the royal genealogical society\'s of both Britain and Scotland, I have the names and dates of the ancestors, it fills a full page single line spaced, 13 generations. Sir William Wallace was not of any royal descent. The daughter of Sir William Wallace and Marion Bradfute (forget what you saw in the movie), Elizabeth, married Sir William Balliol, 2nd Laird of Hoprig of which both the Balliol\'s and Bruce\'s were of direct lineage to the earlier Kings of Scotland. BUT ALSO!!! In my article you will see our direct lineage to the FitzAlan\'s of England. The ancestors of the FitzAlans include an uncle that became the first Steward to Scotland under David I who then took the surname Stewart. Robert II and all subsequent monarchs of Scotland thru James VI are Stewart\'s and are our cousins, in fact the grandmother of Robert the Bruce on his mother\'s side was also a Stewart. Going back even further, thru our grandfather Henry III of England to Henry I (England), Henry I was married to Matilda of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm III and Saint Margaret of Scotland making these monarchs our grandparents thus firmly establishing our relationship to the Scottish monarchy including the Bruce\'s and Balliol\'s. In fact, Robert I, Robert II, James I, James II, James V and James VI (who became James I of England) are what I call double cousins; we are related to both their father and mother. If you go back far enough I believe you would eventually find a double kinship to James III and IV thru our French grandfather Louis VIII. As I stated in my article, thru our grandfather Henry III and grandmother Eleanor of Provence, and (although not in the article) our grandfather (and Uncle) Edward I and grandmother Eleanor of Castile, we have direct blood relationships (meaning grandparents, aunts and uncles) to more royals, Earls, Lords, Saints, Archbishops, and even a Pope (Callixtus II) than I could begin to list here, with a half dozen separate lines back to Charlemagne. Throw in cousins and the number would be in the thousands including Presidents Washington, Polk and Taylor, Winston Churchill, the Spencer\'s (which makes the future King of England William a double cousin), the Middleton\'s (making the third generation future King George a double cousin as well). We have a very unique heritage thru the Plantagenet, FitzAlan, Capet and DeBohun families. The English marriage intertwining is sad, the French is even worse. Start with my article on our relationship to Henry III and go from there, you can spend weeks on the internet reading about your ancestors and their place in history. Sincerely, Mike Caldwell 10th great grandson of John Caldwell and Mary Swetenham
Angela White Bernard wrote on February 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm
My mother was a Caldwell (her father was James Robert-grandfathers on his side were Ollie Otis Caldwell-William Andrew-James Lawrence-a series of 3 named Thomas-captain John F-Joseph Alexander—Alexander “John” (1639)-John Caldwell (1603) question starts with this John of 1603. I found Elizabeth Mcdowall Wallace on his mother’s side & it may appear there could be some direct line to Richard II & IIi of Scotland and back to James of England. I’m not sure if you are still researching, but I can’t find any further info on Elizabeth McDowall Wallace which seems to be where some more interesting history begins. Do you have any further details on her (her parents etc.)? If I’m correct, her father & grandfathers were William Wallaces-who may have direct lineage to other royalty. Thank you!
Any info is appreciated.
Bruce Cavanagh wrote on February 1, 2018 at 4:04 am
Greetings from Gore N.Z.

Looking for CALDWELL family members connected to John CALDWELL b.1790 at St. Quivox and moved to Galston where he was married to Mary MORTON in 1802 and after her death then to Agnes McCLANNACHAN in 1815.

Bruce Cavanagh
dave caldwell wrote on January 27, 2018 at 9:16 pm
hi I\'m trying to find any Caldwell family from Dublin Ireland from the 1840\'s and on
heres hoping
a Caldwell family member
William Wilson Sharpe wrote on January 26, 2018 at 4:03 am
My father arrived in America from Galston Scotland. His name was William Caldwell. He changed his name when he arrived to William Caldwell Sharpe. He arrived in the late 19th century. He eventually became an auditor for the United Mine Workers. He lived in Central Illinois, Decatur and Taylorville. He also lived in Iowa.

He married Janet Patterson Greene Wilson in America. She was born in Glascow.
Douglas James Caldwell wrote on January 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1956.
Elaine Caldwell Ward wrote on January 2, 2018 at 2:45 am
Looking for descendants of Ferguson Caldwell
Kelli Watkins wrote on December 31, 2017 at 2:19 am
I am a granddaughter of Mary Maxine Caldwell, who was the daughter of Lester Earl Caldwell, who was son of James Lennon Caldwell, who was son of John Caldwell Jr, who was the son of John Caldwell Sr, who was the son of Joseph Caldwell. I think Joseph was the son of William but I am not sure?(from Ireland)
They may have emigrated first to New Castle , Delaware but I can trace them with certainty from Pennsylvania, then Ohio and then to Iowa. The Caldwell farm in Lewisburg, Iowa was held in the family until last year. There is a Lewisburg cemetery on the corner of the farm where there are many Caldwells.

I also can confirm the Jesse James story that my grandmother shared. I wish I had remembered more detail but the gang stopped by the Lewisburg farm for some water or food and they were nice.(was the jist of it)
Melanie Caldwell Camden wrote on December 28, 2017 at 8:59 pm
How can I find out more info if I am linked to anyone here?
Dana King wrote on December 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm
My maternal grandmother was Martha Jane Kyle Caldwell (1902 - 1986) born to Charles Caldwell (1860 - 1911) of Magherageeragh, Ireland, Co Tyrone and Martha Jane Kyle (1862 - 1946). They lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sarah Dillingham Caldwell wrote on December 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm
Just stumbled upon your site. Lovely to see more info on the family. I follow the direct US line from John Caldwell 1624-1692 (and Sarah Dillingham 1624-1722). I am in the process of slowly sifting through generations of records and artifacts and organizing all. Records include family tree info going back to the 1300-1400s in England and Scotland for some lines. Most of the Caldwell rcords and artifacts date from the 1700s and 1800s related to the Captains (Eben, Ebenezer, Eben and Albert Henry). Though I do also have the diary of Ebens daughter while crossing the Atlantic with her father on a trip to England (lovely early view of the sailing by a young woman which I am in the process of transcribing) and also John Caldwell’s cane as one of the earlier artifacts. Once done with full review will be publishing parts and then deciding where to leave the lot, as I am the end of the direct line (all will be going to a museum most likely in MA possibly in Ipswich). It will be awhile (most likely a few years) getting through all but if anyone has questions regarding lines in the US or prior, where they have missing or incomplete data feel free to send me your questions and I will keep my eyes out for such as I review. Note: I did see reference on one record of a possible early clan settlement site off of Routen Burn (water). Does anyone else have mention of this?
Donald W.Caldwell wrote on November 25, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Hello Fellow Caldwells,

I have traced my ancestry back to the Caldwell Castle in Ireland and beyond into France, from there to the settlements in America, namely in Virginia. I started my research years ago by sending a query the local newspaper in reference to my grandfathers birth place in Floyd County, Virginia. We received an answer from a third cousin in Richmond, Virginia, this opened up the door for me. We went to Floyd and met some second cousins, who took us to the old Hugh Crockett Caldwell farm, and visited the Caldwell Cemetery on the farm grounds.

Since then I have been using the LDS site and Google to study my connection to Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England.

I have taken two DNA tests, 23 & ME and, they both provided valuable background information on my early relatives.

My grandparents, nor my dad and his siblings, or any of the Caldwell relatives ever spoke about their ancestry. Here I am in my mid 70\'s and now I know where I came from. I had a second cousin living less than fifty miles from me sixty years ago and my dad and grandparents said nothing, she was from the Floyd area. I finally met her in Virginia, she is Betty Ann Rice, what a classy lady, full of love for people. I am thankful I met her before she passed away a few years ago.

I could go on about those famous and fabulous Caldwell men and women and the distant relatives who fought and built this great nation we call America and home. I thank God for blessing America.


Don W. Caldwell
Proverbs 3:5-6
Jerry Hazelwood wrote on November 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm
My grandfather was John Doke Caldwell, deceased in Cleburne, Texas in 1950. Born around 1880, possibly in Missippi? Siblings unknown.
Shawn Caldwell wrote on November 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm
I\'am Shawn Leslie Caldwell, son of Dwight Leslie Caldwell born in Limestone,ME. Grandfather is Leslie Caldwell. Just did my DNA test.

Results: 83% English isles
9% Italian
2% Iberian
Shawn Caldwell wrote on November 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm
Love this site. So I\'m not the only Caldwell with 42, from NH.
Hollie Caldwell wrote on November 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm
Daughter of Bruce william Caldwell and grand daughter of Paul William Caldwell.
Gregg Clawson wrote on November 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm
Love the site!!
Cindy Caldwell Stacy wrote on November 17, 2017 at 8:47 am
David Caldwell BIRTH 1784 • Ireland DEATH 1824 • West Virginia

Abner Caldwell BIRTH ABT 1813 • Indiana DEATH BEFORE 1867 • Barry, Missouri

John David Caldwell BIRTH 05 JUL 1860 • Missouri DEATH 02 MAR 1929 •Caldwell,ID

Luther Elbert Caldwell BIRTH 7, 4, 1888 •Golden,Barry, Missouri, DEATH DECEMBER 10, 1942 • Vancouver, Clark, Washington,

Keith Caldwell BIRTH 7 AUG 1921 • Payette, Payette, Idaho, USA
DEATH 10 SEP 1978 • Battle Ground, Clark, Washington (MY FATHER)

I would love help. If you are connected to this tree. I\'m on ancestry, some of the family names connected to this line. Clark, Simmons , Wheeler, Mankins, Miller, Wilson

Thank you for any help
Scott Elam wrote on November 12, 2017 at 1:02 am
My mother is a Caldwell. Her father was Harvey Caldwell. His parents were Frank Caldwell and Ella Lewina Doshier.
Melissa Kershaw wrote on November 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Hi, Having a look for my Caldwell relations, I can only trace them back to William and Ann nee Holmes about 1760 who had my great great great grandfather William in 1784
Pamela Caldwell wrote on October 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm
Father (whom I have never met) was Winfred Caldwell of WV. Mother was Shirley Sicard of Florence, MA.
Deirdre Muckle wrote on October 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm
I am a descendant of the Caldwell\'s of lisnafin co tyrone n Ireland. Does anyone know where they came from before arriving in lisnafin, near newtownstewart. I live in lisnafin on the old Caldwell farm with the old house round the corner. Thanks. Dee
Kaitlyn Eve Cook wrote on October 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm
My grandmother is Bettie Jane Caldwell, and her mother was a Fraser. I have heard many oral histories of the Caldwell\'s through her; one being that our ancestors fled Marseille to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century, and then our Caldwell family moved again from Scotland to Ireland, from whence they came to the United States. My grandmother was raised in the mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee.
Seamus Delaney wrote on October 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Tam O\'Shanter its a poem written by Robert Burns about a fellow, Tam, who drank with
his mates in taverns in Ayr, Scotland. There must been Caldwells among that group !
Taylor James Caldwell wrote on October 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm
I have years of research tracing my lineage centuries that I would like to provide. Who should I get in contact with to share this information?

Karen Kane wrote on October 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm
I am helping the registrar of our New York City Chapter of the DAR to complete an application for membership. The weak link seems to be the documentation between Gen 6 to Gen 7. Gen 6 is John Franklin Caldwell, the son of Levi Caldwell born 23 October 1822 at Portage Ohio who married Louisa Curtis.Gen 7 is Levi Caldwell the child of John Caldwell born 1801 at Westmoreland PA who married Barbara Simon. We also need a better image of the grave of John Thomas Caldwell Born 1774 in Westmoreland County PA and Died in 1847 in Prtage County Ohio. Thanks so much for any help.
Cecilia Siekierska wrote on September 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm
I do not have a website. I have put my family tree in and my Heritage. I also see a name who I believe to be my cousin, Plunkett Caldwell. Plunkett is her married name and Caldwell is her Mothers name as it is my mothers name also.
Barb wrote on September 26, 2017 at 12:52 am
I am Caldwell. My grandmother is Mary Gertrude Caldwell; her father was Christopher Caldwell married Florence McJanet. They lived in Quebec then Quill Lake, Sask. I think. Christopher Caldwell\'s dad was James Caldwell. My DNA shows Irish blood. I wonder if they originated from Scotland way back. I heard from Grandmother about the caldwell castle in Ireland. I hope to go there one day! My grandmother\'s brothers all served in the war. Clarence Caldwell died in the war and is buried in Europe.
Joe Crouch wrote on August 30, 2017 at 9:16 pm
John Rogers 1825 letter states that his mother Margaret Caldwell 1st married William Rogers and after he died in October 1750 she married my ancestor James Mitchell with whom she had 5 children. The marriage to James Mitchell was probably 1751 with a first child born in 1752. If Margaret Caldwell was born in 1712, then she would have turned 45 in 1747 and would have had a significant decrease in conception due to menopause. Having 5 Mitchell children between 1752 and and 1757 calculates to a child born every 15 months.

A WikiPedia web page ( ) shows the decline in female fertility over time and by age 45 it\'s down to 3%. I really question the 1712 birth year for Margaret Caldwell who married William Rogers 1st and James Mitchell 2nd.
Donald Lentz wrote on August 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm
Hello I just came across this website and wanted to leave the comment on how interesting all the information is.. I am the grandson of Donald P. Caldwell. I\'m not sure if this is the same Caldwell Family or not, but regardless to say its still an interesting read. If it is the same family I hope to hear from you and gain more information.
Jenny wrote on August 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm
I dont believe I have commented here before but I will now. I see that you have failed to include the fact that David Caldwell- my 7th Great Grandfather- was a slave owner. He was a prominent man with what would have been considered wealth and like so many \"good reverends\" he used human beings to attain his riches. Why not state the facts? I am personally not proud of these grandparents of mine- David & Rachel .
Serene Greene wrote on August 19, 2017 at 12:52 am
My Paternal Grandmother was a Caldwell. I have done quite a lot of research and have come across several notable Caldwell\'s and their history that are not on this website. I would like to add the information. What is the process? I tried to start an acct. and login, but the link was not working. Regards
John Lehman wrote on August 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm
Thank you for providing this fascinating and well-designed website. I\'m interested in knowing who the first person bearing the surnames Caldwell was@f3 And what primary source is this information in@f4 If anyone out there knows, please let me know.
Robert Edward Caldwell wrote on August 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm
I am looking for ancestral information concerning the Reverend Dr. David Caldwell of North Carolina.
Erin Caldwell wrote on August 12, 2017 at 11:52 pm
I am a Caldwell & proud of my heritage. I tried to sign up for the discussion forum, but it wouldn\'t let me. Thank you for creating a website all about our amazing name & heritage.
Juliet George wrote on August 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm
I just typed a fairly long note, but do not know if it came through. It appears I must start all over, but don\'t have time right now.

Later today or this evening, I will try again.

Please notify me via e-mail if you received my message about two Caldwell ministers who served churches in Fort Worth, Texas, in the early years of the 20th century.

Juliet George wrote on August 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm
Greetings from Fort Worth, Texas.

Just this morning, I reached your website during a search for David Caldwell\'s story. I am researching and writing the history (for a book) of our local First Presbyterian Church. One of its early ministers was William Doby (spelled, by some sources, Dobie) Caldwell, a descendant of the David of Log College fame.

Fort Worth\'s first Cumberland Presbyterian Church also called a minister surnamed Caldwell: Joseph Weisinger Caldwell. I have not finished tracing his line (because genealogy and history are inseparable), but he came from a Caldwell family associated with a church on Cub Creek in Virginia, and he was related to John Caldwell Calhoun of South Carolina.

I believe that Caldwell was a fairly common name among Scots-Irish immigrants. Since I have come this far with both the Presbyterian (Southern, PCUS) William Doby Caldwell (1865-1915) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Joseph Weisinger Caldwell (1860-1946), I am hoping you might be able to help me determine whether they had common ancestors.

May we correspond? I would be glad to share details of the two Caldwell ministers\' lives and careers. Both clergymen came to this city with impressive academic credentials.

May we correspond@f2

Jana Thompson wrote on August 4, 2017 at 12:31 am
I am Jana Lynn Thompson, nee Ryan. I am constructing the genealogy of my family, part of which includes a Caldwell line. My maternal grandmother was Georgia Elizabeth Caldwell, daughter of William Hardin Caldwell, son of William Leonard Caldwell, son of Robert Alexander Caldwell, who was killed on March 25, 1856, while fighting in the Indian wars in Oregon and is buried in Selma, Josephine CO., Oregon.

I have additional information on this line. I wish to confirm your identity and pertinent information with regard to the Caldwell family.
David Caldwell wrote on July 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm
In doing research came across this site. Very interesting and informative. Would appreciate the keeper of this guestbook to let me know if this is active and how I can join the conversation to determine where my family is located in the great Caldwell clan. Thank you.
Tom Caldwell wrote on July 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

I seem to have taken some sort of sabbatical, but maybe rarin\' to have another go 🙂

Tried to log in to the discussion forum but received an error message.

Can you please fix@f1

G Steven Maxted wrote on July 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm
Greetings. I have been in touch with John Caldwell in the past, who maintains or did maintain this site. We have now placed all our Caldwell relatives on another site, Check the following Descendency link to see our line. We are particularly interested in any info on Henry and Margaret Caldwell of Clady, Ardstaw Parish, Co. Tyrone, my gg grandparents, who were born in Co. Tyrone, but emigrated to Canada and are buried at Iroquois, ON. Any info about them or their forebears would be of tremendous interest. My mother was a Caldwell, hence the interest. Thank you so much.
Patti wrote on June 29, 2017 at 3:29 am
I\'m finding out,through the incredible work done here, about my Caldwell lineage that comes to me via Elizabeth Caldwell-Bell. Just want to say thank you, so very much!
Kelly Caldwell wrote on June 21, 2017 at 7:21 am
WTF! i\'m answering the correct letters and it still won\'t let me in. This is fucking ridiculous.
Wende wrote on May 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm
Thank you for providing all of this information about the Caldwells. I\'m distantly descended from \"William Caldwell, b. abt 1628, Glasgow & d. 1672.\" I have also visited the ruins of the church and the grounds of the Caldwell estate in Donegal. So, this website is an exceptional genealogical journey for me of this family connection - one I only recently learned about through FTDNA.

Again, thank you very much for all your work in this regard.
Jana Thompson wrote on May 25, 2017 at 12:59 am
I read with interest the myths and legends. While I cannot confirm that this particular marker comes from the Caldwell, I share the rare T12 gene with Jesse James mother. I am descended from John and Mary Sweeten ham Caldwell of Lifford, Ballybogan, County Donegal,Republic of Ireland.
Jana Thompson wrote on May 25, 2017 at 12:57 am
I read with interest the myths and legends. While I cannot confirm that this particular marker comes from the Caldwell, I share the rare T12 gene with Jesse James mother. I am descended from John and Mary Sweeten ham Caldwell of Lifford, Ballybogan, County Donegal,Republic of Ireland.
FRANKLIN CALDWELL JR. wrote on April 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Eric Hagerstrom wrote on April 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
Tombstone at the The Pines Presbyterian Cemetery near New Oxford, Straban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania:

Hugh Caldwell 1785 age 54

Means born ~1731 which doesn\'t match any Hugh Caldwell in the database. There is a land registered to William Caldwell in 1765 to a patch in Straban Township, Adams Co., PA near the graveyard.
Gary Winder wrote on April 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm
I am seeking information on the Reverend Hugh Caldwell d1789 NewtownArds, Down and married Anne Winder, d of Reverend Peter Winder & Anne Courtenay. I have 2 sons Samuel Hercules Rowley Caldwell Rev Dr & George Macartney Caldwell Dr m. Mary Cook. It is their father Hugh\'s parents I am interested in finding more about. I am on under garyvincentwinder. Any help is appreciated.
Lynn Nolan Molanders wrote on March 27, 2017 at 4:15 am
My great grandmother was a Caldwell. Her name was Sarah Sinia/Sina Caldwell Walker. She was born in Lumpkin County, GA. Her father was Matthias Caldwell, mother. Mary Elizabeth Hutson, married in Lumpkin County, GA. His father was Meredith B Caldwell, mother, Winnie Ovaline Woody. From research I have seen so far, his father was one David Caldwell, mother Sarah Eliza/Elizabeth Gailey. \"From the Atlanta Constitution beginning 1900 for the Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter of the DAR Vol I 1902:
\"David Caldwell, third son of William of the Caldwell Settlement in Charlotte County VA, married Miss Eliza Gailey and settled in Abbevile district in South Carolina., By this marriage there were 4 sons;
John Elliott
Joseph David
(No daughter listed, but further research has yielded a dauther named Nancy G.)
The latter part of his life was spent in Lumpkin County, GA near his 2 sons, Joseph and Meredith, who had large families.
Andrew died a bachelor in Wilkes County, GA.
Major, John Elliot Caldwell, born 12/6/1798, served his native state, South Carolina, with distinction, as majot of a militia, in the day when the state had \'camp musters\' annually. He married Elizabeth Gardner and settled in Madison County, GA. He was a man of strict integrity and exerted high influence for morality and religion. he was a staunch Presbyterian and served his church 53 years as a ruling elder. he and his wife are buried in Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, GA.\"
I guess my question would be, is this erroneous information?
Your kind attention to this would be greatly appreciated.

Lynn Nolan Molanders
Jan Arneson wrote on March 26, 2017 at 10:50 pm
Joseph and Letitia (Britton) McCutchen had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth b.3/5/1828, d.12/20/1908 (m.1st to Frederic S. Anderson, m. 2nd to William Marlow. She is buried in Russell Cemetery, Winneshiek County, IA. The Marlow\'s had 4 children, including my great grandmother, Estella Anna Marlow,b.1866, d. 1933, m. Anton Arneson

Just thought you\'d like to know because I\'ve seen different trees showing no children - thought I\'d set the record straight.
Barbara Caldwell wrote on March 19, 2017 at 1:52 am
My husband is descended from Henry and Sarah Caldwell, both born about 1822 in Ireland, immigrated to Canada about 1857. They had 13 children 5 of which were born in Ireland and the others in Canada.

How do I share this information with this site?

I tried to register for the Discussion Forum but the system wouldn\'t let me.

Thank you
david caldwell wrote on January 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm
hi all looking for any info about any caldwells from Dublin Ireland 1860,sonwards
thanks in advance
Laura wrote on January 9, 2017 at 3:27 am
How can I contact someone about my Caldwell line I followed it to John Caldwell and would like to ask a few questions please.
Allen Pool wrote on January 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm
I enjoyed reading the Caldwell family history very much on your site. Well done, I must say. I surfed in looking for some history of my Pool(Pettypool)family of Fairfield, South Carolina. The Pool, Caldwell,Pannel, Grubbs and others moved together in group and settled in Pontotoc cty. Mississippi around 1840. Thanks for sharing your research with so many.
Allen Pool
Christine Smith wrote on January 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm
My name is Christine Smith. My Caldwell connection is through a paternal Great Grandmother, Maggie Caldwell. Lived for a time before marriage in Liberton. Her father John, was brother of Joseph Caldwell who had a lemonade factory in Kilmarnock.She married David Auld of Riccarton and then moved to Buckhaven in Fife where her daughter Mary,my Gran was brought up. Christine
Pat Hocker wrote on January 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm
Signing on again after an absence of some years. I\'m always searching for those connected to my great-great grandfather, Robert H. Caldwell, (b. ca 1815 - d. 1876) of County Tyrone. He was a shoemaker and a Presbyterian who married Mary Moore. In the early 1840s, they emigrated to Ontario, Canada, eventually settling in Grey County. One of their daughters, Catherine, married Lyman Smith in Buffalo, where they raised a large family.

Their son, William Robert (b. Co Tyrone 1836 - d. 1883 Durham, Ontario) was my great-grandfather. He served in the 100th Regiment of Foot and was stationed on Malta. He married a Cashel Co. Tipperary woman, Margaret Burke/Birch in Ottawa, 1867. They had 2 sons and 5 daughters.

DNA testing has helped in my research. So far, the only revelation has been a connection to three of the descendants of John Caldwell Calhoun, U.S. Vice-President during pre-Civil War times. We have done the BigY test and are enrolled in the McCarthy South of Ireland group.

Happy researching to all!

Jo Anne wrote on January 6, 2017 at 2:42 am
Great read of the Caldwell family.
Janet Caldwell Lewis wrote on December 25, 2016 at 9:48 am
Hello, my grandfather is Bob Caldwell of Harlen, Ky. He was murdered by Grant Gross and Roy Slusher. Sometime around 1948 - 50? My father is Andrew Caldwell born December 1944 died October 2016. His mother was Catherine Roark. Any information you have to give would be appreciated! Hope to hear from someone soon. Thank you.
Bridgett Caldwell-Moyer wrote on December 19, 2016 at 1:33 am
Just came across this site while searching my Caldwell Ancestry and was very interested in your research
Charles Caldwell wrote on November 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm
I have documented data of Caldwell\'s who went to Kentucky then Louisiana if anyone is interested.
Janet Gregson wrote on October 15, 2016 at 11:46 pm
I am trying to fill in the past of my great great grandfather, Matthew Caldwell who emigrated to Philadelphia with his family in 1839. I know he came over on the Caledonia and that he had lived before that in Ireland but I believe he was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Also, several members of his family had the middle name of Huston (including my grandmother) but I can\'t find any family connection to Hustons. Can anyone give me any information on this@f0
Bronwyn Beeler Castillo wrote on October 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Hello, Everyone:
I just found out that I was adopted, and the Caldwell family through Margaret P. Caldwell m. John Cook 1776. I am just now finding out who my ancestors are, and I am putting data together for my children and grand-children. This is an amazing website. Much gratitude for all the hard work!The circle of family just gets bigger and bigger!
Angela Porter Caldwell wrote on September 22, 2016 at 5:59 am
Anyone interested in information concerning the Charles Caldwell who came to Melbourne on the `Greta` from Manchester in 1879 please contact me at my email address.

Angela Porter Caldwell wrote on September 22, 2016 at 5:52 am
Hi Rebecca.

My grandfather, Charles and your descendant, James were cousins. Charles moved from the Gippsland district to Queensland with his wife, Florence (nee Grantham)and their 3 children, Charles, Florence and Isabel in 1908.

Please contact me at my email address - and I will give you as much infor. as I can.

Herbert F. Clark, II wrote on September 14, 2016 at 9:39 pm
John Caldwell b. 09 Jan 1683(md. Margaret Phillips) is my 5th GGfather on my mother\'s side.

John Caldwell Calhoun b. 18 Mar 1782 (son of Martha Caldwell and Patrick Calhoun) is my 2nd cousin on my father\'s side.

Thank you for all your work!! God Bless!
Joshua Caldwell wrote on August 23, 2016 at 4:38 am

Thank you so much for the thoughtful entries and stories. It helps with the myths and legends I was told as a child. We have many links to the revolutionary war, Whiskey Rebellion, War of 1812, Civil War, WW1, and WW2. I have finally had a breakthrough in the last year using from - where I can now trace my Caldwell genealogy beyond my 3rd Great-Grandfather...and actually have a link to one of the legendary three Caldwell Brothers of Ayrshire - Alexander Caldwell. My Caldwell history is mainly based in the Pittsburgh/Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania area. Though mixed in the American melting pot, my DNA results showed that I am about 75-80% western German/eastern French with 20% split between Irish, Scot, and English. In the last two generations we are now spread from Penn. to Colorado and California. Looking forward to more research and new findings about our Caldwell history.

Best Regards,

Josh Caldwell
Thomas Avery Caldwell wrote on August 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Thank God for this website I\'ve been kinda search out my family name history for years. My direct descendants came from West Virginia by way of Virginia. My grandfather\'s name was James Albert Caldwell his father was Guy Caldwell and his father was Walker Caldwell. My grandmother\'s name was Lucy Lee Hughes. This site give me a great sense of pride in the Caldwell name.
Nadine K Van Buren Quinn wrote on August 1, 2016 at 1:37 am
My grandmother was Statira Eliza Caldwell Van Buren. Her father was Joseph Caldwell. Her grandfather was Paul Caldwell whose father was William Caldwell. I believe William was born around 1760. He was one of those first naturalized in 1781. Those of us attempting to learn more about the man and his family have been doing so for many, many years. We know he lived in the Johnstown - Ephratah - Palatine area of New York State. My DNA results from Ancestry claim that I am 41 % Irish. The only Irish ancestor I have definitely found is Jeremiah Hayes. I am wondering if William also contributed.
plunkett caldwell wrote on July 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm
how do i get registered again

[Hi Plunkett - your email address bounced back. Good to see you after all these years! I just updated the registration for the forum. On the left mouse over Discussion Forum and you will see a Forum Registration link. Just go there and you should be in in no time. And please let me know if you run in to any problems. Best, John]
Bronwyn Beeler Castillo wrote on July 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm
Wolf\'s Den Family Genealogy

My ggggrandmother Margaret Caldwell m. John Cook, Keziah Cook m. John Christian Warren Co, KY 1799 . Keziah Cook d.1842 buried Hopewell Cemetery, Irving, Montgomery County Illinois. Much thanks for all the work you have done allowing some of us to reach into our past and the family we have not know...
Jennifer Caldwell Brown wrote on June 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm
I\'ve enjoyed the site and was able to connect some dots in my genealogy as well! My previous research had hit a dead end with Joseph Caldwell in Pennsylvania. Now I\'ve been able to add some additional names going back to Ireland. It would be wonderful to trace those Caldwell\'s even farther back at some point in the future.
Peter Caldwell wrote on June 21, 2016 at 11:47 pm
A big hi to all the Caldwells around the world from Aussie Caldwells
Kim Wilkoff wrote on June 15, 2016 at 2:11 am
I am a descendant of Margaret Caldwell and James Mitchell. this is an incredible find. Thank you for doing and sharing all this
Vanessa Nowitzky wrote on June 8, 2016 at 9:07 am
Fantastic site by the way, I meant to say also. Your research is incredibly thorough. Love the discussion of Anglo-Saxon and neolithic origins!
Vanessa Nowitzky wrote on June 8, 2016 at 9:02 am
Curious if my great grandmother, Capitola Caldwell Klutz, was related to Erskine Caldwell.
Brent Smith wrote on June 6, 2016 at 3:57 am
I am the 3rd great-grandson of David Caldwell of Cumberland COunty, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Samuel Caldwell/Colwell. There is a large number of Caldwell/Colwell families within Cumberland and Franklin counties. I haven\'t been able to determine the parentage of Samuel Caldwell. I searched through your family tree and didn\'t locate any Cumberland County Caldwells.

Einar E Kvaran wrote on May 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm
About two weeks ago my mother, Clara Caldwell Kvaran died. I have picked up her mantle as family flag bearer and am attempting to organize her records. I am also attempting to locate a family portrait (I have the \"She\", somewhere there is a \"He\") as well as clear up the family mystery. I will look around your site and hopefully find some helpful information. Einar
Lloyd James Caldwell wrote on May 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm
Lloyd Caldwell:
Borne in Roseville Hospital via Shilrle Jame Perteson from parents of Sidney/Edna Peterson. I live in Oregon
Stacy Pulliam wrote on May 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm
i would like to farther state that it is not one bit interesting to find that the Caldwells were possible descendants of Oliver Cromwell. I also come from Cromwellian dissidents. I do appreciate the information and stories shared here but the Cromwellian connection saddens me and disturbs me. God Bless Ireland.
Stacy Pulliam wrote on May 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm
David Caldwell was my 7th great grandfather. Its interesting to find more about him here. Even more so than Thank you for sharing this . Peace.
James Frank Caldwell wrote on May 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm
Just found this site. Hope to be able to learn more about my Caldwell heritage. My father was Harvey b. 11/3/1914, Durant, OK, his father Frank, his Elijah C and his David Satterwhite Caldwell.
Patty Anderson wrote on May 15, 2016 at 12:54 am
My Great Great Grandfather, John Vernon Caldwell was born Dec, 16, 1799 in Vermont. I know his father was George of Irish-Scotich decendence. I can not find a wife or any other children. And, he lived in Vermont, not Kentucky. John Vernon Caldwell, I have got it all. I am so hung up on George! Thanks
David Crockett Hassell lll wrote on May 12, 2016 at 1:42 am
My Caldwell linage comes from my 3rd great grandmother in Clay County Ala. Her brother was named David Crockett Caldwell, CSA.
Lyn Overton wrote on May 4, 2016 at 6:38 pm
My mother was a Culwell of Pike County MO. The surname shifted in Kentucky from Caldwell to Culwell in the mid to late 1800s. The patriarch of thie line was Thomas A. Caldwell, b Maryland 1785 (according to census data), died Jefferson Co, KY, 11 Sep 1856. The children who remained in Kentucky generally kept the Caldwell spelling, while those who moved into Missouri changed to Culwell. We have tried without success to discover the antecedents of Thomas A. Caldwell. There is a DNA connection to Samuel Boyd Caldwell (1793-1879 PA) but no documented connection seems available. If anyone has information on Thomas A. Caldwell, it would be most welcome.
Jennifer Frazee wrote on May 3, 2016 at 3:29 am
I am descended from John and Margaret\'s son, William and am a historian living in Oklahoma. It was good to be able to use your site to verify some of the information our side has gathered over the years!
James Frank Caldwell wrote on May 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Link to this site was forwarded to me by my nephew Scot Elam. If my research is correct, I am a descendant of David A. Caldwell born 1769.
Sharon Allen Ketchum wrote on April 23, 2016 at 5:33 am
Hello, I have enjoyed visiting. I am the maternal Grandmother of a darling little boy (age 5) named FLOYD CHRISTIAN KETCHUM STEWART. Floyd is named after his Daddy\'s maternal Grandfather, FLOYD CALDWELL. Since Floyd\'s birth I have been researching both his Caldwell and Stewart family genealogy. I hope he will be as thrilled about the discoveries I have made as I have been. I have known about the Rev. David Caldwell and his wife Rachael for a while and after reading more about them here I can hardly wait to tell Floyd and his parents about your Caldwell Genealogy site so they can visit too.

Floyd\'s father is TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN STEWART. His parents were TIMOTHY STEWART and LINDA CALDWELL. Linda\'s parents were FLOYD CALDWELL and her Mother is a lovely Samoan lady who\'s name at present I can not recall how to spell. So, my little Floyd has quite an interesting family tree!

I wanted to write just to tell you how much I have enjoyed visiting your genealogy...and give a shout out to the tiny little \'bud\' growing on the Caldwell Family tree named Floyd.

Sharon Ketchum
Boise, Idaho
beverly walley wrote on April 18, 2016 at 11:37 pm
My great-grandma was Mary Ella Caldwell Barton (1876-1958). I was 11 years old when she died. I have many fond memories of her and her stories. I had polio as a child and sat with her most of the time due to the paralysis I had as a child. I have been researching this branch of the family. I enjoyed the research you have completed. We are in Missouri. Her father was David Caldwell (1847-1924).Thank you.
Peter Caldwell wrote on April 1, 2016 at 12:33 am
I would like to contact Jennifer Miller from New Zealand (19 Jan 2003). We appear to be closely related.
Janet Gregson wrote on March 31, 2016 at 5:09 am
My grandmother was Clara Houston Caldwell Gregson. I have never been able to understand where the \"Houston\" came from, since I have not noticed that it is a family name. Clara\'s grandfather, Mathew Caldwell (sometimes spelled with 2 t\'s and sometimes with 1) came to America in 1840. I have found that he originated in Renfrewshire, Scotland, then moved to northern Ireland and then migrated across the ocean. I want so much to know about his history before he migrated. If you could possibly point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. Caldwell has remained a family middle name for the past 5 generations.
Avery wrote on March 9, 2016 at 6:13 am
I have a lot of information on Caldwell from West Monroe, Oswego county, New York. I am having trouble tracing them further back than that. What I do know is that James G. Caldwell was born in November of 1809 in Tyrone Ireland and sailed to Philadelphia in 1832 aboard the ship Asia. He than moved to Collins, Erie county, New York and married Jane Emeline Williams, daughter of Dr. Henry Williams. They had their fist child in that town and then moved to West Monroe and had their next ten children, two of whom died at six months and two years old. four of their children joined the union side of the civil war. James, George, and Albert died in the civil war. Dr. Henry W. Caldwell was the only one to survive. I have more info than this, including where two of the brothers died. I would like to add them to this web site. However I am failing at finding a way to contact anyone here. If someone could please contact me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks AVERY CALDWELL
Kim Callahan wrote on February 28, 2016 at 6:35 am
I have information on Anna Elizabeth Hoschler 1892-1934, wife of Ambrose Vanderbeek. Her parents were Fred & Bertha (Mader) Hoschler. She had several siblings. Her grandparents were John & Elizabeth (Kopp) Hoschler.

I can be reached at the above e-mail address if you would like further information.


Kim Callahan
Ian Robert Caldwell wrote on February 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm
Hi, great site, I know my recent family history descends from Ayrshire and trying to find tartan but no luck as yet - any ideas please? Thanks
Rachele wrote on February 19, 2016 at 8:58 am
Howdy just stumbled upon your blog via Yahoo after I entered in, \"Active Guestbook | Caldwell Genealogy\" or perhaps something similar (can\'t quite remember exactly).
In any case, I\'m glad I found it because your content is exactly what I\'m searching for (writing a university paper) and I hope you don\'t mind if I gather some information from here and I will of course credit you as the reference. Thank you so much.
Kathie Biggers Martin wrote on February 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm
So pleased to find this and information about the Caldwell family. As I research my ancestry, new and fascinating relationships show such a diverse cocktail we all are.
G. Steven Maxted wrote on February 16, 2016 at 2:52 am
Hello Caldwell friends,

Your website is most interesting, but unfortunately I have not been able to find the info I am searching for, and maybe I\'m looking in the wrong place. Perhaps you can help me. I sure would appreciate it in our genealogical search.

My great great grandparents, Henry(b. 1827) Caldwell and Margaret (Woods - b. 1826, d.21 Mar 1898) were both born Presyterian in Country Tyrone. I believe they were married in the Ardstraw Presbyterian Church just prior to 1850 and emigrated to Canada (Iroquois, ON) in 1850. I cannot seem to find their names in any of your records online. Then, Henry\'s grandfather (or great grandfather) was born in County Tyrone in 1725 and died 31 Mar 1806.
I have a note of his marriage to one Elizabeth Elliot in 1747.

Can you give me any further info on any of the above? Some of our relatives have enquired as to why Henry and Margaret emigrated to Canada, and to the small town of Iroquois on the St. Lawrence River. Unfortunately, we don\'t have any answers.

Your help (or any assistance) would be most appreciated. We have followed the line on down from Henry and Margaret, but can\'t seem to get anywhere going backward.

Your response or any leads would be most appreciated. Most sincerely,

G Steven Maxted
Tacoma, WA USA
Chip Baker wrote on February 14, 2016 at 10:59 pm
Hello, my name is Chip Baker from Tennessee. I am a direct descendant of the Caldwell family dating back to the Caldwell name of Belleek, Fermanaugh, Ireland. I appreciate this site and look forward to reading of the history.
Pat wrote on February 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm
I have another William Caldwell you can add to your database. Born March 28, 1766 and died June 27, 1832. He and his wife Ester/Hester are buried in the Beaverdam Cemetery in Henry Co. TN. I have photos of both tombstones if you wish. I believe his wife to be Ester Buchanan with their marriage on 10 Sep 1787 in Augusta Co. VA.
Nadine Van Buren wrote on February 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm
Paternal grandmother was Statira Eliza Caldwell, daughter of Joseph Cogswell Caldwell and Eliza Caldwell. Joseph was the son of Paul Caldwell and Catherine Thumm. Paul was the son of William (family bible) which is where the line ends for me.
Edward Caldwell wrote on January 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm
I believe I am descended from Seth Caldwell (#59356) through his son William (Billy) Caldwell. I already had through family sources Seth\'s name, his approx birth year, son\'s name and wife\'s name, which match your information. If you\'re interested I think I can fill in a lot of blank areas.
Katherine Cain wrote on January 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm
I am very happy to have found this website! You have amazing history recorded here. My Mother\'s Maiden name is Caldwell and her aunts, my great aunts, keep recorded histories that provide information about Cromwell as well. I found it funny in the myth section about blue eyes and black eyes. My mother is blonde hair blue eyes and i was born with black eyes.
Lauren Caldwell Gadd wrote on January 2, 2016 at 4:22 am
My father was Lawrence Edward Caldwelll, son of Mark McKinley Caldwell. I have been tracing our ancestry for the last 2 years. I enjoyed reading what information you have gathered. It is interesting that my other relatives, the Williams, often cross paths with the Caldwells, and often not on the same side of a disagreement. I would love to talk to anyone interested in my father\'s side of my family.
Richard Caldwell wrote on December 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm
Research the Caldwell name. Finding this site interesting.
Heather Stewart Caldwell wrote on November 30, 2015 at 9:31 am
Hi. My father was Gilbert MacWilliam Caldwell born in 1904 in Paisley or Johnston Scotland. His father was James Caldwell and mother Margaret MacWilliam Caldwell. I know for sure he had a brother Daniel and a sister Margaret but that is all i know. My father was married once before he married my mother and had a son James and a daughter possibly Margaret. I believe this was in Eastern Canada. I would love to find any Caldwell relatives as i know nothing about this side of my family tree.
Melissa Caldwell wrote on November 24, 2015 at 1:32 am
daughter of James David Caldwell and Carolyn Sue Caldwell
Kathleen Caldwell wrote on October 27, 2015 at 9:09 pm
My grandfather was named Vincent Caldwell and he married into a German family with the surne Koethe. Vincent married Herte Koethe and they settled in Brooklyn NY. They had one son , my father Donald in 1929. I don\'t know anything about Vincent Caldwell. How can I move forward with my research@f4
Esperanza S Caldwell wrote on October 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm
My husband is Jerry Caldwell.
His family is from the southeastern region of Kentucky.
Brady Thomas Caldwell Jr. wrote on October 9, 2015 at 10:29 am
My father is Brady T. Caldwell
His father was Brady W. Caldwell
His father was George Cleveland Caldwell
His father was Henry Harrison Caldwell
This is as far back as I know.
Rev Carl Callahan wrote on September 20, 2015 at 2:44 am
My wife Linda Faye Caldwell is a direct descendant of Rev David Caldwell and we have him in her family tree and would like to share some information
Teresa Wilkins Goodman wrote on September 10, 2015 at 1:26 am
Granddaughter of Kizzie Caldwell.
Robert Caldwell Kane wrote on September 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm
My Grandmother Rebecca Caldwell from Donegal, NI. Passed away circa 1957 in Philadelphia, PA
Her brother (my great uncle) Robert G Caldwell from NI. Settled in Phila as well; hence my name Robert Caldwell KANE

Rebecca\'s husband Charles Roulston from County Tyrone NI
colleen asaro wrote on August 30, 2015 at 5:08 am
my maternal great grandfather was a Caldwell...I want to research the family.
Mellisa Bieker wrote on August 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm
I have reviewed your site and I have noticed you do not have my grandma\'s Caldwell line. How do I contact the site owner I am not finding an email and this the only form I can write on sorry you can delete it you don\'t want this here but I would love to share info. and talk to you more about this line. I continuing the work on it proving everything hemming details
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.
Felicia Gould wrote on February 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm
I googled Caldwell to trace the descendants of Robert Caldwell, a London Missionary Society missionary to South India in the 19th century. In fact he was also a philologist and researcher and can be credited with identifying the South Indian languages as separate from Sanskrit-based languages. Would you have him in your database? 🙂 or perhaps I could ask the question the other way round: if you don\'t you might want to \"check him out\". 🙂

Christina Caldwell wrote on February 16, 2015 at 12:47 am
Hey there, to anyone who could help me. I\'ve always wanted to learn more about my heritage. The only thing I really know is that my father\'s grandfather was adopted by the Caldwells and I don\'t know how to learn anything else. My dad died Dec. 11th, 2011, from Walnut, Mississippi and his name is David Anthony Caldwell. If anyone could help me at all I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
Dale nee Youngs Caldwell wrote on February 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm
Our line were of Scotts-Presbyterian ancestry;came to Toronto from Belfast as skilled craftsmen in the wallpaper trade C.1866. They subsequently followed that trade into Buffalo NY, New Brunswick NJ then York, PA.
Carol Bailey wrote on January 30, 2015 at 10:43 pm
John --

Glad to have found this website. I know it will be helpful once I dig further back into my Caldwell family.

Thanks again.
Peggy Sue Calldwell Pettry wrote on January 30, 2015 at 1:31 am
I enjoyed reading your collections o family stories some I had read before others were new and interesting. Unfortunately I have not met many of my Caldwell family. My family settled in Bomont West Virginia, Clay County. My dad Cledith Bob Caldwell continues to reside on a portion of the original Caldwell family farm.
Linda Mallalieu wrote on January 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm
Looking for an Elizabeth Caldwell, born about 1770 in Ireland, came to the US (Pennsylvania) about 1800. Married about 1795 in Ireland to Joseph S. Carlon (also born about 1760 in Ireland). Elizabeth was possibly a Scotch-Irish protestant, while Joseph was Irish Catholic. Had at least one son in Ireland before leaving; son died on the sea journey to America. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Collette Caldwell wrote on December 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm
My ancestors are from Tennessee (John Acey Caldwell) my father is Lewis Eugene Caldwell. We haven\'t been able to get further back from 1840. X Caldwell married to a Rebecca Cleary. My father said we were from the Clan of Lewis from the Isle of Skye.
Ramesh wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Sir / Madam

Regards. I am trying to re-publish the works of Rev. Robert Caldwell one by one. Many of them have not been printed for a second time. There are 17 books in English written by him. 7 books in Tamil I need the first edition versions of his books. Any format would do. Pdf file or MS-word file may be useful. I am labouring to make the name of Rev. Robert Caldwell\'s name well-known to everyone in India. This 2014 marks the two hundredth year of the birth of Rev. Robert caldwell.
Yet, not more than two of his works have been printed again. All works have seen just a single print ( edition ) and gone into oblivion. I am going to bring to light the noble labour of Rev. Robert Caldwell and make him known to the entire world.

Please send me the pdf file version or MS-word version of ReV. Robert Caldwell\'s works by e-mail. I am embarking on a non-profitable book publishing venture.
Contact me by e-mail only.

Thanking you
Yours friendly

CELL : + 87542 24076
E-mail :
Debra Quitter wrote on December 3, 2014 at 1:41 am
Interesting web site. My great grandmother is traced to Hugh Caldwell. It is documented that Hugh Caldwell of Virginia spoke often of the cups with the crest of caldwell and from time to time he showed this to his family.
Thank you for posting your information.
Judith wrote on December 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I am researching my paternal family history. The father was Raymond Caldwell, born in Lancashire but comes from a long line of Caldwells in Bradbourne, Derbyshire. I am interested to find out if your data can add to the information I already have
Jodie Woods wrote on November 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm
My name is Jo Evelyn Caldwell Woods. I am searching for the place of my branch of Caldwell\'s origin.
Thank you.
David Caldwell wrote on October 27, 2014 at 11:37 am
Hi you guys, I wondered where everyone had gone, I\'ll try to catch up. I\'ve had my DNA tested and guess what^ my paternal line is as I maintained all along, Ancient British or Pretani, with the addition of some ancient Irish. So no French pirates on the horizon. All the best Tom.
Davd Caldwell originally from Ayrshire now Manitoba Canada
Noelene Barnes nee Caldwell wrote on October 14, 2014 at 5:14 am
HELP, DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT \" History of Carrielycrgus \" by Macskimmin\'s this comes up when I google Samuel Hercules Rowley Caldwell born Newtownards Ireland
Garry Caldwell wrote on October 13, 2014 at 12:31 am
Getting ready to retire from the US Army and decided to look into my family history so I can do some traveling to significant places in my family\'s history. I have spent my entire adult life traveling the world as a Soldier and now want to travel it for pleasure. My father is Dale Edward Caldwell and his fathers name is Paul Caldwell. I will post anything I find if anyone is interested and if anyone has hints on how to research I would greatly appreciate it.
Gena Wyatt wrote on September 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm
Hello, my son\'s Dad is named David Caldwell who lived in DesMoines, Wa area. He was born in 1969 I believe in Feb or June. He had a brother who was younger named Sean or Shawn Caldwell. Moms name was possibly Peggy and her husband\'s name was John Caldwell. David had a set of twins girls that were born March of 1996 with a Kim or Pam Caldwell. If anyone knows who this family is or how I can get ahold of any of them, email me ASAP.

Thank you very much!!
John Caldwell wrote on September 2, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Hey Gwen - We met on this (or another version of this) site on December 23, 2002. Can you believe it\'s been almost 12 years!?
Gwen Caldwell Quickel wrote on August 31, 2014 at 4:51 am
Hello, John! I have not been on this site in years and as I see it there is still a lot of nonsense printed regarding the surname of Caldwell. I know from whence I came (Scotland to County Donegal to Pennsylvania to Virginia to Georgia to Arkansas to Texas) From my father, George, from my grandfather, John Elijah, from George W, from Matthew Tanner, from Creed, from David, from John, from John and from John in America. The research continues with my daughter now doing the research back to the William Wallace era and area. Maybe you remember when we met on this site as I don\'t. All I know is that we are related. This site has changed over the years very much and I will look around a bit.
Gordon Caldwell Lewis wrote on August 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Looking for Caldwells that settled in Evansville, Indiana..
Thomas C. Haman wrote on August 18, 2014 at 1:06 am
I lived with my Great Grandma Emma Caldwell on Foster Ave Sayville NY she was part Indian and Scot.. had a sister Minetta (Monetta) who married Captain Brown tug boat Captain Emma married my GGPa James Symes Baker coast guard rescue (died on a rescue 1895)) then married Frank Greene (rescue died on resuce in 1838) Emma lived to 1954.

David Caldwell born c.1794 Scotland, jeweler
m. Hellen born c.1797 Scotland
son Jessa born c.1821 Scotland
--moved to USA--
dau Elizabeth born c.1831 New York
son William* born c.1836 New Jersey

William worked as a silver-plater
m. Emma born c.1841 New York (or NJ)
son William born c.1860 New Jersey (worked as a lacquerer)
dau Emma** born Oct-1862 New York (or NJ)
brett Caldwell wrote on August 4, 2014 at 5:42 am
Am searching Caldwells from Glenglush, Ardstraw, Tyrone. Cunningham Caldwell b.1820 came to Australia c1840. Am seeking all info possible, Cheers, Brett Caldwell
Brett Caldwell wrote on August 4, 2014 at 4:58 am
Am searching Caldwells from Glenglush Ardstraw. Have a Cunningham Caldwell born 1820. He came to Australia c1840 on the \"Moffat\". Trying for all info available.
PAT TEAGUE ORMOND wrote on July 28, 2014 at 3:21 am
My mother was Jessie M. Caldwell Teague, her father was Thomas P. Caldwell, his father John C. Caldwell, his father George W. Caldwell, his father Matthew T. Caldwell, his father David W. Caldwell, his father John H. Caldwell, his father John F. Caldwell, his father Captain John Caldwell, his father Joseph Caldwell, his father John Caldwell b. 1630, his father John Caldwell b.1603, his father William Caldwell, his father Alexander Thomas Caldwell 1548-1577. With me that\'s 15 generations but I would like to go farther back any help available@f3
Gordon Caldwell wrote on July 21, 2014 at 7:48 am
All Caldwell\'s required to support my niece, Hilary Caldwell, swimming in the backstroke events for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week!
Diana Gumas wrote on June 13, 2014 at 11:48 am
My great grandfather\'s name was Aldwyn Reifsnyder Caldwell. He was born in 1882 in Philadelphia. HIs father was Charles Caldwell, who married Ellen Watson. I\'ve not yet been able to to trace Charles Caldwell\'s family line back in He may have been Charles A. Caldwell (From Aldwyn\'s birth certificate), Charles E Caldwell (from 1902 phone book with Ellen as widow) or Charles Edward Caldwell (from my grandmother\'s recollection). Charles Caldwell was a twin. He was supposedly a soldier. He died when Aldwyn was a young child. Photograph shows him as a man with curly hair and a swarthy complexion. Ellen Watson\'s family supposedly cut her out of their family when she married Aldwyn, but we don\'t know why. Some have wondered whether he was of Jewish descent@f0 Or did he have some African heritage@f1 Or maybe he served on the Confederate side of the Civil war@f2 We may never know, but I would greatly appreciate any information someone might have.
JoAn Mitchell Crouch wrote on June 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Grand-daughter of David Caldwell, son of Joseph (Ireland) and Mary Brown (Ireland), born 1878 Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. Family moved to Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada. My grandfather moved to the US in 1901. Doing genealogy research and interested in finding family members.
John C. Thompson wrote on June 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm
My mother was a Caldwell and I have traced my ancestors back to Joseph Caldwell of County Donegal, Ireland. I intend to visit Ireland and explore some of the interesting possibilities I have heard about the earliest Caldwells. However, I have enjoyed learning what I have about the exploits of the Caldwell who settled in Cub Creek, Virginia and their descendants. I have found considerable information on Ancestry.Com which complements notes my mother gave me many years ago. I would appreciate information concerning other sources related to that extraordinary family.
John C. Thompson wrote on June 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm
Connie E. Caldwell Hall wrote on June 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm
You\'ve got some interesting info, and lots of it, if I may say. Truly grateful there are those who take the time to research and compile all of this. It\'s important to know your \'roots\'!
John A Caldwell wrote on May 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm
Welcome to the new Guestbook. You can find old entries from the old v.1 site under \"Old Site Guestbook Archives\" under the Guestbook category on the left.