Person:James Caldwell (33)

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James Caldwell, D.D.
m. 4 JAN 1703/04
  1. William Findley Caldwell1703/04 - 1761
  2. Thomas Caldwell1706 - 1770
  3. David Caldwell1709 - 1769
  4. Margaret Caldwell1711/12 - 1791
  5. John Caldwell1714/15 - 1795
  6. Robert Caldwell1719 - 1806
  7. James Caldwell, D.D.1724 - 1781
m. 14 MAR 1763
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Name James Caldwell, D.D.
Gender Male
Birth? 14 APR 1724 Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia
Marriage 14 MAR 1763 to Mary Hannah Ogden
Death? 24 NOV 1781 Elizabethport, Essex County, New Jersey

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67. James CALDWELL D.D. (John , Joseph Alexander , John , John , William ) was born on 14 Apr 1724 in Cub Creek, Lunenburg (Charl. He died on 24 Nov 1781 in Elizabethport, Essex Co. (Union.

Co-Founder of Princeton College. Murdered by British soldiers at Elizabethtown, New Jersey. seventh child

Early Graduate of Princeton College-1759. Shot by a sentinel at Elizabethtown Point, NJ., 24 Nov. 1781

This couple is buried at the Presbyterian Church at Elizabethtown, NJ.

James Caldwell graduated from Yale University in 1759; he was ordained minister in 1762 by the Presbyterians. He was killed by an American traitor named Morgan at Elizabethtown, NJ. N. J. Morgan was reputed to have been paid by the British for this assasination. Rev. James Caldwell was said to have conducted services with a loaded pistol on each side of his Bible. He served as a Chaplain in the Revolution in Col. Elias Drayton's Regiment of New Jersey.

James was one of the founders of Princeton University. He was described as a militant clergyman during the Revolutionary War. He graduated from Princton in 1759 and was ordained to the Presbytery of New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1761. He became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. The loyalists offered a reward for the capture of this patriotic clergyman. His church, used as a hospital during the war, was burned in 1780. On 7 June 1780, Mrs. Caldwell was killed by a stray British bullet during an invasion. James was shot and killed on 24 Nov 1781 by an American sentry in a dispute over a package James was carrying. The sentinel was later tried and sentenced to death for the shooting.

A son of James and Hannah Ogden Caldwell, John E. Caldwell, was educated in France under the sponsor ship of General Lafayette. Two other sons led in founding the Siberian colonization and gave the name to Caldwell, Siberia.

In 1846, a monument was erected in Elizabethtown, New Jersey in memory of Rev. and Mrs. James Caldwell.

James married Mary Hannah OGDEN daughter of John OGDEN on 14 Mar 1763.

They had the following children:

+ 157 F i Margaret Phillips CALDWELL
158 M ii Phillip CALDWELL.
159 M iii John Dickenson CALDWELL was born on 29 Jan 1765. He died on 11 May 1766.
+ 160 F iv Hannah S CALDWELL
+ 161 M v John Edward CALDWELL
+ 162 M vi James Baxter CALDWELL
+ 163 F vii Ester Flynt CALDWELL
+ 164 M viii Josiah Flynt CALDWELL
+ 165 M ix Elias Boediant CALDWELL
+ 166 F x Sarah CALDWELL
+ 167 F xi Marie CALDWELL



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James Caldwell

Artist's depiction of Caldwell at the Battle of Springfield Born April, 1734

Charlotte County, Virginia, U.S.A. 

Died November 24, 1781 (aged 47) Elizabethtown, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Occupation Clergyman Spouse Hannah Caldwell Children 9 children Parents John Caldwell and Margaret Caldwell

The Reverend James Caldwell (April, 1734 – November 24, 1781) was a clergyman who played a prominent part in the American Revolution. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 439 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (640 × 873 pixel, file size: 84 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) James Caldwell at the Battle of Springfield, waterpainting by Henry Alexander Ogden. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charlotte County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Elizabeth, as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey across Newark Bay. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


He was born in Cub Creek in Charlotte County, Virginia, the seventh son of John and Margaret Caldwell, who were Scots-Irish settlers. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (which later became Princeton University) in 1759 and, though he inherited 500 acres in Cub Creek, became pastor of the Presbyterian church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He was an active partisan on the side of the Patriots, and was known as the "soldier parson." His church and his house were burned by Loyalists in 1780. Charlotte County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Elizabeth, as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey across Newark Bay. ... Patriots (also known as Americans, Whigs, Congress-Men or Rebels) were colonists of the British Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against the British control during the American Revolution and declared themselves an independent nation, the United States of America in July 1776. ... [[ This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


While Caldwell was stationed with the army in Morristown, his wife Hannah was killed by British gunfire under disputed circumstances during the Battle of Connecticut Farms in what is now Union Township. Caldwell, who fought in the Battle of Springfield, was killed by an American sentry in Elizabethtown, New Jersey when he refused to have a package inspected. The sentry, James Morgan, was hanged for murder on January 29, 1782 in Westfield, New Jersey, amid rumors that he had been bribed to kill the chaplain. There were nine orphaned children of Hannah and James Caldwell, all of whom were raised by friends of the family. Nickname: Military Capital of the Revolution Location of Morristown in Morris County (L); Location of Morris County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated 1865 Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... The Battle of Connecticut Farms was one of the last battles between British and American forces during the American Revolutionary War. ... Map of Union Township in Union County Union is a Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Hessians Commanders Nathanael Greene Wilhelm von Knyphausen Strength 2,050 6,000 Casualties 15 killed, 40 wounded 25–50 or more killed {Note the appendix to The Hessians gives possible casualites estimates as being 25 killed, 75 wounded} The Battle of Springfield was a battle... Elizabeth, as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey across Newark Bay. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ...


A monument to him in Elizabeth, New Jersey was dedicated in 1846. Union County Court House Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


Three towns, known collectively as The Caldwells are named for James Caldwell: Caldwell, North Caldwell, and West Caldwell. James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell also carries his name, as do James Caldwell Elementary School in Springfield, New Jersey, and James Caldwell School in Reid Street, Murrumbeena, Australia. The Caldwells are a group of three municipalities in Essex County, New Jersey, all of which have the word Caldwell in their name. ... Map of Caldwell in Essex County Caldwell is a borough located in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, about sixteen miles outside of New York City. ... Map of North Caldwell in Essex County North Caldwell is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of West Caldwell Township in Essex County West Caldwell is an upper-middle class township located in the West Essex area in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey. ... James Caldwell High School is an American four-year comprehensive public high school in West Caldwell, in Essex County, New Jersey, as part of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. ...



External links Clan Currie biography of James Caldwell Chicago Scots club biography Categories: Princeton University alumni | 1734 births | 1781 deaths | People from Virginia | Presbyterian ministers | Clergy in the American Revolution | American murder victims For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article James Caldwell (clergyman).