William Findley Caldwell

Biography
First military officer appointed by King George III in America.

William Caldwell served in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned by George 3rd as
the first militia officer for the middle area of Virginia. Before 1765 his widow and children moved to
an area between Mill Creek and Mudlick Creek, Newberry County, on South Carolina highway #65
east of the juncture with state highway #56. William died sometime between 28 December 1758
when his will was written and 17 April 1761 when it was proved.
Facts
  • 1 Feb 1704 - Birth -
  • 1761 - Death -
Ancestors
   
Joseph Alexander Caldwell
9 Jan 1657 - 3 Sep 1730
 
 
John Caldwell
9 Jan 1683 - 6 Oct 1750
  
  
  
 
William Findley Caldwell
1 Feb 1704 - 1761
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Caldwell
Birth9 Jan 1683Ballyogan of Record
Death6 Oct 1750 Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Marriage4 Jan 1704to Margaret Phillips at County Derry, Ireland
FatherJoseph Alexander Caldwell
MotherJane Mcghee (Mcghie) Caldwell
PARENT (F) Margaret Phillips
Birth
Death1746
Marriage4 Jan 1704to John Caldwell at County Derry, Ireland
FatherLIVING
MotherLIVING
CHILDREN
MJohn Caldwell
Birth20 Mar 1715IRE
Death30 Oct 1795Maury Co. TN
Marriage1746to Jane Kennedy at Old Cub Creek Church, VA
MRobert Caldwell
Birth6 Jun 1719Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Death30 Jul 1806Danville, Mercer Co. (Boyl, KY
Marriage1754to Mary LOGAN
MJames Caldwell D.D. D.D.
Birth14 Apr 1724Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Death24 Nov 1781Elizabethport, Essex Co. (Union
Marriage14 Mar 1763to Mary Hannah Ogden
MWilliam Findley Caldwell
Birth1 Feb 1704
Death1761
Marriage1727to Rebecca PARKS (PARQUE)
MThomas Caldwell
Birth10 Apr 1706Co. Donegal, Ireland
DeathJan 1770Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Marriageto Mary Jane Parks
MDavid Caldwell
Birth7 Jul 1709Co. Donegal, Ireland
Death1769Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Marriageto Mary Dudgeon
FMargaret Caldwell
Birth16 Mar 1712Co. Donegal, Ireland
Death1791Danville?, KY
Marriage2nd husband - m. 1738to William Rogers at Lunenberg Co. VA
Marriage1st husbandto James Mitchell
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Findley Caldwell
Birth1 Feb 1704
Death1761
Marriage1727to Rebecca PARKS (PARQUE)
FatherJohn Caldwell
MotherMargaret Phillips
PARENT (F) Rebecca PARKS (PARQUE)
BirthABT 1707France (French H
Death1806 Mill Creek, Newberry Co. SC
Marriage1727to William Findley Caldwell
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJames Caldwell
Birth8 Jul 1755VA
Death11 Jan 1813SC
MarriageABT 1778to Elizabeth Forrest at Newberry Dist., SC
FMartha Caldwell
Birth1750ub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl
Death15 May 1801Abbeville Distri, SC
Marriageto Patrick Calhoun
FSarah Caldwell
Birth1730
Death
Marriageto Dr. James Martin
MDavid Caldwell
Birth1741
Death
Marriageto Sarah Martin
Marriageto Nancy Carey
Marriageto ? Forrest
FEleanor Caldwell
Birth1746
Death
Marriage16 May 1766to John Moore
MWilliam Thomas Caldwell
Birth10 Mar 1748Charlotte Co. VA
Death16 Dec 1814Newberry Dist, SC
Marriageto Elizabeth Ann Williams
FElizabeth Caldwell
Birth15 Oct 1757
Death29 Dec 1851SC
Marriageto Robert Gillam
FAnn Caldwell
Birth1756
Death
F(Phoebe?) Rebecca Caldwell
BirthAFT 1724
Death
Marriageto Josiah East
FMargaret Caldwell
Birth4 Jan 1729PA
Death12 Sep 1802Abbeville Distri, SC
Marriageto James Ritchie
MJohn Caldwell
Birth1728Pennsylvania
DeathNov 1781SC
Marriageto Margaret (DAVIDSON ?) at Macklenberg, NC
Descendancy Chart
William Findley Caldwell b: 1 Feb 1704 d: 1761
Rebecca PARKS (PARQUE) b: ABT 1707 d: 1806
James Caldwell b: 8 Jul 1755 d: 11 Jan 1813
George Forrest Caldwell b: 1794 d: 12 Mar 1834
James Butler Caldwell b: 1823 d: 18 Nov 1850
Martha Caldwell b: 1750 d: 15 May 1801
John Caldwell Calhoun b: 18 Mar 1782 d: 31 Mar 1850
Sarah Caldwell b: 1730
David Caldwell b: 1741
Eleanor Caldwell b: 1746
William Thomas Caldwell b: 10 Mar 1748 d: 16 Dec 1814
William T. Caldwell b: ABT 1815
John Caldwell b: 9 Sep 1785 d: 15 Jan 1856
Elizabeth Caldwell b: 19 Jul 1803 d: 2 May 1889
Patrick Calhoun Caldwell b: 10 Mar 1801 d: 22 Nov 1855
Elizabeth Caldwell b: 15 Oct 1757 d: 29 Dec 1851
Ann Caldwell b: 1756
Margaret Caldwell b: 4 Jan 1729 d: 12 Sep 1802
James Jr. Ritchie b: 2 Nov 1752
Robert J. Ritchie b: Abt. 1754
Andrew Ritchie b: Abt. 1768
William A. Ritchie b: Abt. 1769
Nancy Agnes Ritchie b: 30 Jun 1763
Ann Ritchie b: Abt. 1758
Alexander Ritchie b: ABT 1748
Jeanne Ritchie b: Abt. 1753
Margaret Ritchie b: Abt. 1753
John Ritchie b: Abt. 1750
John Caldwell b: 1728 d: Nov 1781