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John Caldwell
b.Oct 1695
m. bef 1728
  1. Mary Thankful Caldwell1728 - 1787
  2. George CaldwellEst 1732-1755 -
  3. James CaldwellEst 1732-1755 -
  4. John CaldwellEst 1732-1755 -
  5. Robert CaldwellEst 1732-1755 -
  6. William CaldwellEst 1732-1755 -
  7. David Caldwellbef 1748 -
  • HJohn Caldwell1695 - 1789
  • WAnn FinleyAbt 1735 -
m. est 1753-1770
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Name John Caldwell
Gender Male
Birth? Oct 1695
Marriage bef 1728 to Unknown Spouse
Marriage est 1753-1770 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Ann Finley
Alt Marriage BET 1753 AND 1760 to Ann Finley
Alt Death? 1785
Death? Aug 1789 prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Death? ABT AUG 1789 Prince Edward County, Virginia
Alt Death? 4 SEP 1793

John Caldwell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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  • 14 Oct. 1755: Executors of will of Michael Holland to John Caldwell, 2,230 acres in St. Patrick's Parish on both sides of Vaughns Creek, part of a larger patent to Holland dated 20 July 1738. Wit: David Caldwell, William Stone, John Eger, Prince Edward DB 1:58a.


Disposition of Land in Prince Edward County:


  • 12 Apr. 1762: John Coldwell, Sr. to Thomas Armstrong, 507 acres on both sides of Vaughans Creek. Wit: John Caldwell, son of Thos, David Caldwell, Thomas Caldwell. Prince Edward, DB 2:185a.
  • 12 Apr. 1762: John Caldwell, Sr to John Caldwell, Jr. 300 acres on both sides Vaughans Creek, bounded by Thomas Armstrong. Wit: Charles Venable, Thomas Armstrong, Bryant (his mark) Haney. Prince Edward DB 2:187a.
  • 12 Apr. 1762: John Caldwell, Sr. to Thomas Caldwell, 300 acres on both sides Vaughans Creek bounded by Thomas Stone, Thomas Armstrong. Wit: John Caldwell, son of Thomas, David Caldwell, Thomas Armstrong, Prince Edward, DB 2:188a.
  • 30 Jan. 1764: John Caldwell, Sr. to David Caldwell, 400 acres on branches of Vaughns Creek bounded by Thomas Armstrong, Hudson, John Caldwell, Jr. Wit: John Caldwell, Jr., James Donnell, George Caldwell, Prince Edward, DB 2:196b


Augusta Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Watson vs. Caldwell--O. S. 30; N. S. 10--John Caldwell's will dated 17th November, 1785 and proved in the District Court held at Prince Edward Court House, 4th September, 1793. Leaves all estate to his son, David Caldwell. John lived with David from 1766 until he died in August, 1789, aged 94 years and 6 months. (Note: this record establishes John Caldwell's dates of birth and death and his relationship to son David).


Will

John Caldwell will, 17 November 1785, in Watson Vs. Caldwell, Augusta County, Virginia Chancery causes, 1804-041
I John Caldwell being in perfect sense and apprehensive of my death do bequeath my whole Estate, being a bond of one hundred and fifty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence to my son David Caldwell to him and his heirs forever I also appoint him my said son David Caldwell of this my last Will sole Executor.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto - my hand and seal this November 17th 1785 - seal this November 17th 1785
(signed) John (X) Caldwell (seal)
Witness present: Lovel Wilkins, Elizabeth Young


At District Court held at Prince Edward Court house September 4th 1793 This last will and Testament of John Caldwell deceased was presented in Court and proved by the affirmation of Lovel Wilkison one of the witnesses thereto - in solemn force, and ordered that the same be recorded and on the motion of David Caldwell the Executor as therein named who with Jacob Woodson and Stephen Pettus his securities intends acts and acknowledged this bond in Three hundred pounds conditioned as the Law requires and the sd David took oath required by law certificate for obtaining [ ? ] thereof is granted him. A Copy Teste Watkins CC
On 4 September 1796, Stephen Pettus was one of securities in the amount of 300 lbs.



Notes

John Caldwell was apparently married twice. The identity of his first wife is unknown. He married 2nd, Ann Finley, daughter of William Finley, prob. bet. 1753-1760. Not sure if Ann Finley was the mother of ANY of John Caldwell's children, so they have tentatively been placed with a 1st (Unknown) spouse in the Genealogy Report below.

Additional information from other researchers would be welcome.


Descendants of John Caldwell


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 CALDWELL was born Oct 1695, and died Aug 1789. He married (1) UNKNOWN SPOUSE Bef. 1728. He married (2) ANN FINLEY Bet. 1753 - 1770, daughter of WILLIAM FINLEY and MARY WALLACE. She was born Abt. 1735 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for JOHN CALDWELL: From Genforum.com post:

From: finleyc@sonoma.edu Subject: Caldwell - Augusta and Prince Edward Counties Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 07:36:44 -0700 (PDT) References: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@lists5.rootsweb.com> In-Reply-To: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@lists5.rootsweb.com>

Carmen Finley


!25 Mar. 1796: David Caldwell stated his father, John Caldwell, lived with him from about 1766 until death (about August 1789), age 94 years 6 months; extremely infirm for years; 3 ½ years before death could not speak; father wanted Negro slave to care for him & his wife; father would not have wanted Watson to help him as he had no respect for him; Holland's bond put in hands of Patrick Henry to collect in 1789; discussed with Watson offering Henry 30 lbs. [b. 1694/95].

!Wrote will 17 Nov. 1785; died August 1789, age 94 years, 5 months. Will probated in Prince Edward County, 4 Sept. 1793 (Chalkley 2:71) Birth date calculated to be October 1695. Lived with son, David, from about 1766, before that in Augusta County. (Will in Watson vs. Caldwell, Augusta County, Virginia Chancery causes, 1804-041).

!There was a lengthy struggle by John Watson to collect a fee from son David, after the death of John Caldwell. John had sold property first to Henry Lepner. Lepner not able to pay, then handed it over to George Holland. To secure the property Holland gave John a bond. David was afraid he would default and got Watson to prepare a Deed of Trust secured by Negros George, Handy Bob, Jeffrey & John, to be sold to settle debt. Watson claimed David promised him half of what he collected. David contested, but depositions of John Holcombe, Sr., Augustus Watson, James Clarke, Christopher Holland all supported Watson. In court of 10 May 1802, jury ordered David to pay 76 lbs., 6 shillings, 4 pence. Court of 11 August 1804 reaffirmed the order.

!Acording to Nellie Caldwell, compiler, 1500 Downey St., Radford, VA in "Caldwell Family of Virginia, Scotland and Ireland," (Hollins college, VA: no date), this John Caldwell's children were John, James, William, George, David, Robert, and Mary (who married John Finley), p. 4. She thought the family lived first in August County.

!In Augusta County Judgments, March 1754, there began a series of court actions on Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell of Ballebogan, parish of Lifford, County Donegal over a debt of 21 lbs. owed to William Hogg, merchant, of City of Londonderry, dated 1 August 1747. The next document, dated 9 October 1747, was Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell for 63 lbs. On 26 March 1753 John Caldwell lately of Ballibogan, the sheriff was directed to find Caldwell; this included Robert Finley posting bond. On 20 May 1753, the sheriff was again called upon. In March 1754, a bill bound Caldwell and Hunter to pay Robert Hamilton 63+ lbs. At the May Court 1758, Caldwell was still refusing to pay. Is this John Caldwell who went to live with son, David, in Prince Edward County? http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgs/Caldwell.htm

John Caldwell

Son: David

Wrote will 17 Nov. 1785; died 4 Sept. 1793, age 94 years, 5 months. (Chalkley 2:71) Birth date calculated to be October 1698.

I have done extensive research on this John Finley and he was married first to ____ Thomson, daughter of Rev. John Thomson; they had at least six children. John married a second time Mary (presumably Caldwell) before 1750, and they had at least three children. John and Mary Finley moved to Prince Edward County and bought property on Vaughn?s Creek from Jacob Garrett 15 June 1765. His son, William, also bought property near Vaughn?s Creek from a John Caldwell on 19 August 1765. Another son, George, was given 200 acres on branches of Vaughn?s Creek by his father-in-law, Thomas Fulton, on 28 April 1769. Coincidentally, a John Caldwell, who had been living on Vaughn?s Creek in Prince Edward County went to live with his son, David, in 1766. David also lived on Vaughn?s Creek. This is documented in a lengthy Augusta County Chancery case, Watson vs. Caldwell, that spanned the years 1785 to 1804. On 25 March 1796 David Caldwell stated that his father lived with him from about 1766 until his death about August 1789, at the age of 94 year 6 months. The elder John Caldwell?s birth year is, therefore, estimated as 1695.

Is this elder John Caldwell the father of Mary who married John Finley?

Carmen Finley


Publication: Carmen Finley papers

John Caldwell will, 17 November 1785, in Watson vs. Caldwell, Augusta County Chancery cases, 1804-041

Summary/Abstract gives sole estate to son, David Caldwell, of Prince Edward County, Virginia


From Rootsweb.com post:

From: finleyc@sonoma.edu Subject: Caldwell - Augusta and Prince Edward Counties Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 07:36:44 -0700 (PDT) References: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@lists5.rootsweb.com> In-Reply-To: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@lists5.rootsweb.com>

!Wrote will 17 Nov. 1785; died August 1789, age 94 years, 5 months. Will probated in Prince Edward County, 4 Sept. 1793 (Chalkley 2:71) Birth date calculated to be October 1695. Lived with son, David, from about 1766, before that in Augusta County. (Will in Watson vs. Caldwell, Augusta County, Virginia Chancery causes, 1804-041).

!John Caldwell will, 17 November 1785, in Watson Vs. Caldwell, Augusta County, Virginia Chancery causes, 1804-041

!I John Caldwell being in perfect sense and apprehensive of my death do bequeath my whole Estate, being a bond of one hundred and fifty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence to my son David Caldwell to him and his heirs forever I also appoint him my said son David Caldwell of this my last Will sole Executor. In Witness whereof I have hereunto - my hand and seal this November 17th 1785 - seal this November 17th 1785 - his witness present,John x Caldwell (seal) Lovel x Wilkins mark Elizabeth Young

!At District Court held at Prince Edward Court house September 4th 1793 This last will and Testament of John Caldwell deceased was presented in Court and proved by the affirmation of Lovel Wilkison one of the witnesses thereto - in solemn force, and ordered that the same be recorded and on the motion of David Caldwell the Executor as therein named who with Jacob Woodson and Stephen Pettus his securities intends acts and acknowledged this bond in Three hundred pounds conditioned as the Law requires and the sd David took oath required by law certificate for obtaining [ ? ] thereof is granted him. A Copy Teste Watkins CC

!On 4 September 1796, Stephen Pettus was one of securities in the amount of 300 lbs.

!There was a lengthy struggle by John Watson to collect a fee from son David, after the death of John Caldwell. John had sold property first to Henry Lepner. Lepner not able to pay, then handed it over to George Holland. To secure the property Holland gave John a bond. David was afraid he would default and got Watson to prepare a Deed of Trust secured by Negros George, Handy Bob, Jeffrey & John, to be sold to settle debt. Watson claimed David promised him half of what he collected. David contested, but depositions of John Holcombe, Sr., Augustus Watson, James Clarke, Christopher Holland all supported Watson. In court of 10 May 1802, jury ordered David to pay 76 lbs., 6 shillings, 4 pence. Court of 11 August 1804 reaffirmed the order.

!Acording to Nellie Caldwell, compiler, 1500 Downey St., Radford, VA in "Caldwell Family of Virginia, Scotland and Ireland," (Hollins college, VA: no date), this John Caldwell's children were John, James, William, George, David, Robert, and Mary (who married John Finley), p. 4. She thought the family lived first in August County.

!In Augusta County Judgments, March 1754, there began a series of court actions on Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell of Ballebogan, parish of Lifford, County Donegal over a debt of 21 lbs. owed to William Hogg, merchant, of City of Londonderry, dated 1 August 1747. The next document, dated 9 October 1747, was Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell for 63 lbs. On 26 March 1753 John Caldwell lately of Ballibogan, the sheriff was directed to find Caldwell; this included Robert Finley posting bond. On 20 May 1753, the sheriff was again called upon. In March 1754, a bill bound Caldwell and Hunter to pay Robert Hamilton 63+ lbs. At the May Court 1758, Caldwell was still refusing to pay. Is this John Caldwell who went to live with son, David, in Prince Edward County?


Children of JOHN CALDWELL and UNKNOWN SPOUSE are:

i. DAVID2 CALDWELL, b. Bef. 1748.
ii. JOHN CALDWELL, b. WFT Est. 1732-1755.
iii. JAMES CALDWELL, b. WFT Est. 1732-1755.
iv. WILLIAM CALDWELL, b. WFT Est. 1732-1755.
v. GEORGE CALDWELL, b. WFT Est. 1732-1755.
vi. ROBERT CALDWELL, b. WFT Est. 1732-1755.
vii. MARY THANKFUL CALDWELL, b. 1728; d. 1787; m. JOHN FINLEY, 21 Apr 1741; b. 28 Dec 1724, East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

From Genforum.com post:

From: finleyc@@sonoma.edu Subject: Caldwell - Augusta and Prince Edward Counties Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 07:36:44 -0700 (PDT) References: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@@lists5.rootsweb.com> In-Reply-To: <200505142208.j4EM8CIs026616@@lists5.rootsweb.com>


Is anyone interested in the Caldwells of Augusta County. I am interested in any Caldwell, but especially interested in a John Caldwell who may have lived in Augusta in the mid-1700s. There is a lenghty Chancery case of Watson vs. Caldwell that says John Caldwell went to live with his son, David, on Vaughns Creek in Prince Edward County about 1766. Some researchers believe his daughter, Mary, married John Finley; and his son John, married Ann Finley, daughter of William Finley. Here are my notes on this John Caldwell.

Carmen Finley


!25 Mar. 1796: David Caldwell stated his father,John Caldwell, lived with him from about 1766 until death (about August 1789), age 94 years 6 months; extremely infirm for years; 3 ½ years before death could not speak; father wanted Negro slave to care for him & his wife; father would not have wanted Watson to help him as he had no respect for him; Holland's bond put in hands of Patrick Henry to collect in 1789; discussed with Watson offering Henry 30 lbs. [b. 1694/95].

!Wrote will 17 Nov. 1785; died August 1789, age 94 years, 5 months. Will probated in Prince Edward County, 4 Sept. 1793 (Chalkley 2:71) Birth date calculated to be October 1695. Lived with son, David, from about 1766, before that in Augusta County. (Will in Watson vs. Caldwell, Augusta County, Virginia Chancery causes, 1804-041).

!On 4 September 1796, Stephen Pettus was one of securities in the amount of 300 lbs.

!There was a lengthy struggle by John Watson to collect a fee from son David, after the death of John Caldwell. John had sold property first to Henry Lepner. Lepner not able to pay, then handed it over to George Holland. To secure the property Holland gave John a bond. David was afraid he would default and got Watson to prepare a Deed of Trust secured by Negros George, Handy Bob, Jeffrey & John, to be sold to settle debt. Watson claimed David promised him half of what he collected. David contested, but depositions of John Holcombe, Sr., Augustus Watson, James Clarke, Christopher Holland all supported Watson. In court of 10 May 1802, jury ordered David to pay 76 lbs., 6 shillings, 4 pence. Court of 11 August 1804 reaffirmed the order.

!Acording to Nellie Caldwell, compiler, 1500 Downey St., Radford, VA in "Caldwell Family of Virginia, Scotland and Ireland," (Hollins college, VA: no date), this John Caldwell's children were John, James, William, George, David, Robert, and Mary (who married John Finley), p. 4. She thought the family lived first in August County.

!A John Caldwell sold to Samuel Frazier, 440 acres in Beverley Manor, 19 March 1760, recorded 20 May 1760, 5 £, Augusta County, Virginia, DB 8:285-288. (Note: probably not this John Caldwell, needs research).

!In Augusta County Judgments, March 1754, there began a series of court actions on Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell of Ballebogan, parish of Lifford, County Donegal over a debt of 21 lbs. owed to William Hogg, merchant, of City of Londonderry, dated 1 August 1747. The next document, dated 9 October 1747, was Robert Hamilton vs. John Caldwell for 63 lbs. On 26 March 1753 John Caldwell lately of Ballibogan, the sheriff was directed to find Caldwell; this included Robert Finley posting bond. On 20 May 1753, the sheriff was again called upon. In March 1754, a bill bound Caldwell and Hunter to pay Robert Hamilton 63+ lbs. At the May Court 1758, Caldwell was still refusing to pay. Is this John Caldwell who went to live with son, David, in Prince Edward County? http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgs/Caldwell.htm


Possibly the same John Caldwell mentioned in a Rootsweb post:

From: finleyc@@sonoma.edu Subject: Caldwell of Vaughn's Creek, Prince Edward County, VA Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 19:31:31 -0700 (PDT)


Is anyone on this list interested in the Caldwells who lived on Vaughn?s Creek in Prince Edward County, Virginia in the mid- to late- 1700s? I am searching for a connection between them and John Finley, who lived in Augusta County from the late 1730s until about 1765, when he moved to Prince Edward County.

I have done extensive research on this John Finley and he was married first to ____ Thomson, daughter of Rev. John Thomson; they had at least six children. John married a second time Mary (presumably Caldwell) before 1750, and they had at least three children. John and Mary Finley moved to Prince Edward County and bought property on Vaughn?s Creek from Jacob Garrett 15 June 1765. His son, William, also bought property near Vaughn?s Creek from a John Caldwell on 19 August 1765. Another son, George, was given 200 acres on branches of Vaughn?s Creek by his father-in-law, Thomas Fulton, on 28 April 1769. Coincidentally, a John Caldwell, who had been living on Vaughn?s Creek in Prince Edward County went to live with his son, David, in 1766. David also lived on Vaughn?s Creek. This is documented in a lengthy Augusta County Chancery case, Watson vs. Caldwell, that spanned the years 1785 to 1804. On 25 March 1796 David Caldwell stated that his father lived with him from about 1766 until his death about August 1789, at the age of 94 year 6 months. The elder John Caldwell?s birth year is, therefore, estimated as 1695.

Is this elder John Caldwell the father of Mary who married John Finley?

Carmen Finley


Publication: Carmen Finley papers

John Caldwell will, 17 November 1785, in Watson vs. Caldwell, Augusta County Chancery cases, 1804-041

Summary/Abstract gives sole estate to son, David Caldwell, of Prince Edward County, Virginia



Augusta County, VA - CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

JUDGMENTS.

page 71

Watson vs. Caldwell--O. S. 30; N. S. 10--John Caldwell's will dated 17th November, 1785 and proved in the District Court held at Prince Edward Court House, 4th September, 1793. Leaves all estate to his son, David Caldwell. John lived with David from 1766 until he died in August, 1789, aged 94 years and 6 months.