Levi Caldwell

Biography
: Portions of the data on this line has been donated by family member Lisa Downing Stahl (Descendant of Levi Caldwell) from her sources.



Levi Caldwell, engaged in farming and stock-raising on section 17, Clay Township, was born in Portage County, Ohio, October 23, 1822, his father, John Caldwell, being a native of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and an early settler of Ohio.

Our subject received his education in the schools of his neighborhood, which were supported by subscriptions, the school-house being a rude log cabin. He was reared to agricultural pursuits which he has followed through life, and by his persevering industry and excellent management he has succeeded well in his farming operations, and is now the owner of a fine farm in Clay Township which contains 205 acres of land under good cultivation. He has been a resident of Wayne County since 1855 when he located in Richman Town ship, four miles north of his present farm. He has made his home on section 17, Clay Township, since 1860, but the board shanty in which he then settled has given place to a substantial farm dwelling. Mr. Caldwell was married in Portage County, Ohio, October 25,1843, to Louisa M. Curtis, a daughter of Reuben and Hopy (Hills) Curtis. Nine children have been born to them, five of whom are living--Oscar G., Marietta J., John F., Lydia A. and Seymour G., all now married and settled in life. One son, Gilbert C., was killed in a snow slide in Colorado, in February, 1878, at the age of Twenty-six years. Mr. Caldwell has served his township as trustee, school director and road supervisor. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Typed as written in the Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and
Appanoose Counties Iowa. Page 308

Inter-State Publishing Company

113 Adams Street, Chicago

1886


From "The History of Richman Township and Humeston";,

"There was no one living in the southwest part of the township, until August 1854, when Brit Fisher and family, his son-in-law Jr. W. Chadwick and father Luther Chadwick pitched their tents one-half mile from the Decatur County line and began their building of two houses. On May 28, 1855, Levi Caldwell and family and Wm. Chadwick arrived from Michigan with teams. Chadwick bought land from Fisher, married his daughter, Nancy; he improved his farm, returned to Michigan, then back to Iowa, but located in Clay township just across the line."
Facts
  • 23 Oct 1822 - Birth - ; Portage County, OH
  • 11 Aug 1892 - Death - ; Lewisburg, IA
Ancestors
   
John T Caldwell
3 Apr 1776 - 3 Sep 1847
 
 
John Caldwell
16 Jan 1801 - 15 Mar 1870
  
  
  
Elizabeth Eackler
6 Mar 1782 - 24 Oct 1859
 
Levi Caldwell
23 Oct 1822 - 11 Aug 1892
  
 
  
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Barbry Simons
12 Jan 1801 - 3 Jan 1873
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Caldwell
Birth16 Jan 1801Westmoreland County, PA
Death15 Mar 1870 Edinburg Township, Portage County, Ohio
Marriage30 Nov 1819to Barbry Simons at Portage, Ohio
FatherJohn T Caldwell
MotherElizabeth Eackler
PARENT (F) Barbry Simons
Birth12 Jan 1801
Death3 Jan 1873 Berrian Springs, MI
Marriage30 Nov 1819to John Caldwell at Portage, Ohio
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FSusan Caldwell
Birth17 Mar 1831Palmyra, Portage, Ohio
Death27 Feb 1907Charlestown, Portage, Ohio
Marriage7 May 1850to Jacob Phile
FPolly Harriet Caldwell
Birth4 Nov 1834
Death17 Jul 1879
Marriageto Ira Gilbert
FPatience B. Caldwell
Birth2 Nov 1836
Death19 May 1908
Marriageto Harlow Vinton
FHannah M. Caldwell
Birth6 Apr 1839
Death30 Oct 1918
Marriage8 Jul 1854to Apolis D. Stowe at Paris, Ohio
FMelinda Jane Caldwell
Birth23 Sep 1841
Death2 Feb 1920
Marriage25 Jul 1858to George Kennedy
FNancy Caldwell
Birth7 Dec 1820
Death29 Oct 1895Berrien Springs, MI
Marriage6 Dec 1836to Joseph Fisher at Portage County, Ohio
MLevi Caldwell
Birth23 Oct 1822Portage County, OH
Death11 Aug 1892Lewisburg, IA
Marriage25 Oct 1843to Louisa M Curtis at Portage Co., OH
MJohn Caldwell
Birth16 Jan 1826
Death30 Jun 1833Suppose Ohio
MNicholas Caldwell
Birth10 Jul 1824
Death17 Sep 1898
Marriage2 Dec 1846to Abigail J. Curtis
FBesty A. Caldwell
Birth26 Jun 1828
Death22 Oct 1854
Marriage19 Jan 1851to William Chadwick
MJames Caldwell
Birth28 Jan 1829Edinburg, Portage County, OH
Death19 Jan 1887Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage4 Jul 1851to Merriam Elizabeth Downs at Lima, Stark County, OH
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Levi Caldwell
Birth23 Oct 1822Portage County, OH
Death11 Aug 1892 Lewisburg, IA
Marriage25 Oct 1843to Louisa M Curtis at Portage Co., OH
FatherJohn Caldwell
MotherBarbry Simons
PARENT (F) Louisa M Curtis
Birth7 Nov 1822Madison Co, NY
Death11 Feb 1911 Lewisburg, IA
Marriage25 Oct 1843to Levi Caldwell at Portage Co., OH
FatherReuben Curtis
MotherHopy Heneretta Hills
CHILDREN
FLydia Ann Caldwell
Birth31 Dec 1857IA
Death22 Oct 1913
Marriageto William Bumgarner
MSeymour Glenn Caldwell
Birth21 Aug 1861IA
Death1921
UInfant Caldwell
Birth
Death
UInfant Caldwell
Birth
Death
MGeorge Oscar Caldwell
Birth1 Dec 1844Portage Co., OH
Death1917Lewisburg, IA
Marriage5 Jun 1864to Kathrine McLaughlin at Lineville, MO
MAlbert Austin Caldwell
Birth5 Mar 1846
Death23 Dec 1850
FMarietta Jane Caldwell
Birth18 Sep 1848Edinburg, OH
Death17 Jul 1919Rialto, California
Marriage9 Dec 1869to George Hammond Stultz
Marriage8 Feb 1897to John Redmond McKinley at San Bernadino, California
MGilbert Curtis Caldwell
Birth25 Dec 1851
Death3 Feb 1878Colorado
MJohn Franklin Caldwell
Birth12 May 1856
Death
Marriageto Emma McKinney
Descendancy Chart
Levi Caldwell b: 23 Oct 1822 d: 11 Aug 1892
Louisa M Curtis b: 7 Nov 1822 d: 11 Feb 1911
Lydia Ann Caldwell b: 31 Dec 1857 d: 22 Oct 1913
William Bumgarner b: 1854 d: 1909
Wilma Maude Bumgarner b: 3 Feb 1895
Carrie Louise Bumgarner b: 1883 d: 1942
Sifira Jane Bumgarner b: 1885 d: 1945
Mary Estelle Bumgarner b: 1887 d: 1978
Levi Lawrence Bumgarner b: 1889 d: 1983
John Frederick Bumgarner b: 1891 d: 1946
Hallia Mae Bumgarner b: 1898 d: 1982
Asenth Pearl Bumgarner b: 1897 d: 1966
William Glen Bumgarner b: 1894 d: 1965
Seymour Glenn Caldwell b: 21 Aug 1861 d: 1921
George Oscar Caldwell b: 1 Dec 1844 d: 1917
Kathrine McLaughlin b: 26 Jun 1842 d: 1920
Louisa Adella Caldwell b: 21 Mar 1866
Clarence Poland d: Apr 1932
Myrtle Poland d: 20 May 1950
Wolf d: Oct 1937
Mell R. Poland d: 9 Oct 1954
Abigail May Caldwell b: 5 Mar 1868 d: 20 Feb 1946
Elmer Elsworth Elder b: 30 Apr 1861 d: 14 Feb 1955
Pearl N. Elder b: 19 Apr 1893
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Floyd Oscar Elder b: 21 Aug 1895 d: 25 Jul 1960
Jesse Taylor d: 2 Oct 1932
Edith Wiley d: 26 Apr 1938
S. Murchie Elder b: 19 Sep 1898
Charles Merrill Caldwell b: 14 Jan 1870 d: 20 Jun 1949
Rachel Jane McVey b: 1 Jul 1869 d: 26 Apr 1935
Ora Katherine Caldwell b: 16 Jun 1891
Lutis Bard b: 17 Jan 1889
Lanoh O. Caldwell b: 21 Sep 1892
Lula b: 19 May 1891
Oscar B. Caldwell b: 3 Feb 1897
Hazel Emily Schaffer b: 2 Mar 1901
Don F. Caldwell b: 27 Aug 1899
Ruth Marvel Farquar b: 13 May 1899
Hazel S. Caldwell b: 25 Dec 1900 d: 24 Dec 1908
Dora Genevieve Caldwell b: 2 Jun 1903
William Kuhns b: 4 Feb 1896
Ida Jane Caldwell b: 9 Nov 1871 d: 21 Jul 1951
Edmond McCart b: 28 Apr 1873 d: 8 Jul 1945
Elgin McCart b: 27 Sep 1898 d: 21 Dec 1924
Mary Kerchner b: 4 Nov 1899
Elmer L. McCart b: 26 Feb 1900
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Lloyd O. McCart b: 8 Feb 1902
Petronella "Pet" McCart b: 5 Dec 1903
Levi Otis Caldwell b: 26 Feb 1874 d: 23 Sep 1960
Cordelia Davis b: 13 Mar 1877
Dora Elizabeth Caldwell b: 28 May 1876 d: 10 Feb 1955
Albert Jackson b: 5 Jan 1877 d: Jun 1962
Elmer Glenn Jackson b: 10 Apr 1903
Minerva Johnson b: 8 May 1903
Viola May Jackson b: 21 Sep 1904
Orville Coffelt b: 30 Nov 1903
Gilbert Carlton Caldwell b: 28 Jun 1879 d: 25 Oct 1953
Rachel Eliza Guinn b: 30 Jan 1879 d: 16 Mar 1955
Everett Noble Caldwell b: 9 Sep 1900 d: 18 Mar 1955
Thelma Kathryn Caldwell b: 19 May 1904
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William Cleed Caldwell b: 25 Aug 1881
Nell Richard b: 15 Mar 1881
Maggie Myrtle Caldwell b: 2 Jul 1884 d: 5 Dec 1943
Loras Earl Sponsler b: 31 Jul 1903
Deyc Eldon Sponsler b: 9 Sep 1904
Creede Leslie Sponsler b: 17 Jun 1908 d: 2 Jul 1918
Albert Austin Caldwell b: 5 Mar 1846 d: 23 Dec 1850
Marietta Jane Caldwell b: 18 Sep 1848 d: 17 Jul 1919
George Hammond Stultz b: 29 Mar 1839
Hattie Estella Stultz b: 6 Sep 1870 d: 2 Feb 1948
Dr. James William Robinson b: 22 Feb 1866 d: 17 Nov 1941
George Herschel Robinson b: 30 Jun 1889 d: 23 Sep 1891
Chlona June Robinson b: 8 Jun 1891
Paul Edward Hubbell b: 21 Apr 1891
Zell Eolan Robinson b: 30 Nov 1893 d: 18 Feb 1941
Emma Louise Murphy d: 27 Jun 1920
Hallie Luella Stultz b: 27 Sep 1872 d: 17 Nov 1923
William Edward Gelston b: 12 Oct 1864
Raymond Ellsworth Gelston b: 24 Jan 1892
Lawrence Edmond Gelston b: 6 Oct 1894
Ella Martha Riedel d: 7 Nov 1935
Marietta Adelaide Gelston b: 12 Jun 1897
Leroy Wilfred Shumate b: 18 Mar 1894
Fred Otto Gelston b: 18 Nov 1899
Charles William Gelston b: 6 Nov 1901
John Redmond McKinley b: 23 Feb 1846 d: 11 Sep 1917
Gilbert Curtis Caldwell b: 25 Dec 1851 d: 3 Feb 1878
John Franklin Caldwell b: 12 May 1856
William Caldwell b: 1882/1883
Walter Caldwell b: 1881/1883
Gainer Caldwell b: 1884
Flora A. Caldwell b: 9 Jan 1888
Giles J. Smith b: 30 Jun 1882
Wilson Smith b: 2 Jun 1910 d: 1948
Tom Caldwell b: 1889
John Caldwell b: 1891/1892
Phillip Caldwell b: 1894
Harry Caldwell b: 1893/1896
Elsworth Caldwell b: 1895/1898
Busy Caldwell b: 1897/1900
George Caldwell b: 1902