[JAC - This is a verbatim transcription of the works of Lucy Lucille Caldwell Stotts b. 1879]

Lewis Napolean Caldwell was born on the farm in Clay Township, Wayne County, Lewisburg, Iowa. that his father and mother, Nicholas Caldwell and Abigail Jane (Curtis) Caldwell settled on, in the spring of the year 1855. Lewis N. had a twin sister Louise Matilda (who died in infancy and buried in the Lewisburg, Iowa, cemetary). Lewis N., was reared on the farm, and attended the Lewisburg school. (That School House is still standing at this writing Dec. 17, 1935 and 2nd writing of March 6, 1964). School not held there now but Masonic Lodge purchased the building and hold regular meetings there in 1964. Lewis also attended school in Hastings, Nebraska, for a short time, making his home with his sister, Mrs Curtis L. Alexander.

He married Lucy Ellen Surbaugh, also of Lewisburg, Iowa, and for a few years they made their home in with his father and mother. After the birth of Sylvia Harriett their third child, they moved across the road north into thier own home, and later his father and mother deeded the west eighty acres to him. As time went on Lewis eventually bought the rest of the farm from his father and mother, paying $18.50 an acre for timber land and $25.00 an acre for the rest. I have pictures of the house that was built on the forty acres on north side of road.

Seven children were born to this union and all of them but one lived to manhood and womanhood and in the following pages will be listed with their families. All of those seven children went to school in the same school at Lewisburg, that their father and mother attended before them. All of them finished High School either at Corydon, Iowa, or Allerton, Ia. but Lucille and she was ill and did not graduate from High School. Lee Linton went on to college at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, graduated there. Harry C. went into business. Nicholas J., graduated from Central College, Pella, Iowa. Sylvia H., studied music in Indianola, Iowa. Lucille L., went to Capitol City Commercial College, Des Moines, Ia., and graduated there. Ruth F., taught school at the home school, as did Lee L., and Nicholas J.

Lewis N., and wife Lucy Ellen belonged to the Unity Baptist Church, one and one-half miles east, and one and one-half miles north of the home farm. Later when moving to Corydon, Iowa, they had their membership transferred to the Baptist Church of that town, and remained members until their deaths. Lewis was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and both of them were members of the Eastern Star Lodge of Corydon, Iowa.

Died from Cancer.
  • 19 Jun 1860 - Birth - ; Lewisburg, Iowa
  • 24 Apr 1929 - Death - ; Corydon, Iowa
John Caldwell
16 Jan 1801 - 15 Mar 1870
Nicholas Caldwell
10 Jul 1824 - 17 Sep 1898
Barbry Simons
12 Jan 1801 - 3 Jan 1873
Lewis N Caldwell
19 Jun 1860 - 24 Apr 1929
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Nicholas Caldwell
Birth10 Jul 1824
Death17 Sep 1898
Marriage2 Dec 1846to Abigail J. Curtis
FatherJohn Caldwell
MotherBarbry Simons
PARENT (F) Abigail J. Curtis
Marriage2 Dec 1846to Nicholas Caldwell
FatherReuben Curtis
MotherHopy Heneretta Hills
MCharles N Caldwell
Marriageto LIVING
FHarriet A Caldwell
Marriageto LIVING
MLewis N Caldwell
Birth19 Jun 1860Lewisburg, Iowa
Death24 Apr 1929Corydon, Iowa
Marriage28 Dec 1880to Lucy E. Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Iowa
FSylvia Caldwell
Marriageto LIVING
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Lewis N Caldwell
Birth19 Jun 1860Lewisburg, Iowa
Death24 Apr 1929 Corydon, Iowa
Marriage28 Dec 1880to Lucy E. Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Iowa
FatherNicholas Caldwell
MotherAbigail J. Curtis
PARENT (F) Lucy E. Surbaugh
Birth27 Feb 1863Lewisburg, Iowa
Death31 Jul 1945 Ottumwa, Iowa
Marriage28 Dec 1880to Lewis N Caldwell at Lewisburg, Iowa
FatherJohn Henry Surbaugh
MotherElizabeth Gwinn
MLee L Caldwell
Birth1 Jul 1883Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage30 Mar 1904to Alberta Mace at Allerton, Iowa
MHarry C Caldwell
Birth26 Jan 1885Lewisburg, Iowa
Death8 Feb 1943Des Moines, Iowa
Marriage8 May 1907to Beatrice Littell at Corydon, Iowa
MDon Henry Caldwell
Birth25 Nov 1891Lewisburg, Iowa
Death19 Feb 1894Lewisburg, Iowa
FSyvlia Harriett Caldwell
Birth5 Dec 1886Lewisburg, Iowa
Death2 May 1955Hugo, Colorado
Marriage10 Jan 1911to Cyrus Benton Pettigrew
MNicholas John Caldwell
Birth4 Mar 1890Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage1 Sep 1909to Anita King
Marriage9 Mar 1935to Bertha Bell Scott
FRuth Florence Caldwell
Birth23 Sep 1899Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage30 Jun 1918to Leonard Charles Fisher at Humeston, Iowa
FLucy Lucille Caldwell
Birth6 May 1897Lewisburg, Iowa
Marriage18 Sep 1922to Harry Claude Stotts at Des Moines, Iowa
Descendancy Chart
Lewis N Caldwell b: 19 Jun 1860 d: 24 Apr 1929
Lucy E. Surbaugh b: 27 Feb 1863 d: 31 Jul 1945
Lee L Caldwell b: 1 Jul 1883
Alberta Mace b: 22 Nov 1883
Harry C Caldwell b: 26 Jan 1885 d: 8 Feb 1943
Beatrice Littell b: 14 Jan 1889
Un-named Son Caldwell b: 14 Jun 1908 d: 14 Jun 1908
Don Henry Caldwell b: 25 Nov 1891 d: 19 Feb 1894
Syvlia Harriett Caldwell b: 5 Dec 1886 d: 2 May 1955
Cyrus Benton Pettigrew b: 28 Jan 1886
Nicholas John Caldwell b: 4 Mar 1890
Anita King b: 26 Apr 1889
Gary John Flesher b: 9 Sep 1952 d: 30 Jul 1955
Bertha Bell Scott b: 15 Mar 1892
Ruth Florence Caldwell b: 23 Sep 1899
Leonard Charles Fisher b: 27 Jul 1897
Billie Eugene Fisher b: 14 Aug 1923 d: 6 Oct 1924
Lucy Lucille Caldwell b: 6 May 1897
Harry Claude Stotts b: 15 May 1881 d: 22 Jun 1952