Robert Caldwell, of Catawba Creek, Botetourt County, VA
Facts and Events
||Robert Caldwell, of Catawba Creek, Botetourt County, VA
||bef. February 1790
||Botetourt County, Virginia
Robert Caldwell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Caldwell, Robert, dec. - Apr. of estate, February 1790. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 53].
- Distribution of Lands of Robert Caldwell to his heirs:
- Pursuant to the order of Botetourt November Court we have laid off and assigned to the heirs of Robert Caldwell dec’d their respective shares of the lands of their father the said Robert dec’d having due regard to the quantity, quality & improvements of the same as follows to wit We have laid off and assigned unto John Switzer who intermarried with Rosannah Caldwell the lott which is marked on the _____upon platt of the whole land Number 3 containing 64 acres across. to Allison Looney who intermarried with Jane Caldwell the lott No 6 containing 84 acres. to Wm Caldwell the lott No 10 cont’g 99 acres to John Caldwell the lott No 5 containing 60 acres to Joseph Gaunt who intermarried with Mary Caldwell the lott No 11 containing 92 acres To Robert Caldwell the lott No 7 containing 55 acres To Easthie Caldwell the lott No 9 containing 146 acres to Edmison Caldwell the lot No 8 containing 96 acres to Smith Caldwell the lott No 2 containing 77 acres To Grandville Caldwell the lott No 1 containing 102 acres and to Sam Caldwell the lott No 4 containing 63 acres -- The boundaries of the said lotts will fully appear by having reference to the survey on platt of the same which is here unto annexed given under our hands this 26th day of November 1814
- Alve Hannah
- John Hewitt
- John Walkins
- Botetourt County
- Will Book B
- Page 410-416
- Surveyed for the heirs of Robert Caldwell Dec’d 936 acres of land 195 acres thereof was conveyed by John Ruley to Wm Preston by Deed bearing date the 16th day of August 1771 & 210 acres thereof was granted to the said William Preston by patent bearing date the 10th of September 1707 an the said Preston conveyed both of the said tracts to the said Robert Caldwell Dec’d by Deed bearing date the 26th of October 1772 and 185 acres thereof was granted to the said Caldwell dec’d by patent bearing date the 16th of May 1786 and 112 acres thereof was granted to the said Robert Caldwell dec’d by patent bearing date the ____ day of ____ and the residue thereof which is 236 acres is surplus land contained within the lines of the above tracts----agreeable to the _________of Alexander Hannah, John Hewitt and John Walkins who were commissioners appointed by Botetourt November Court last to lay off and assign to the heirs of the said Caldwell dec’d their respective shares of the said lands---I have divided the said lands agreeable to the annexed platt
- At Botetourt December Court 1814
- This platt and Division of the lands of Robert Caldwell dec’d between the heirs of the dec’d was ret to Court by the commissioners appointed approved and ordered to be recorded
- W. W. Bowyer D Clk
Will of Wife Mary
- Caldwell, Mary - Probate April 1814
- Names children: Granvill, John (and his daughter Sally), Edmison, Samuel, and the heirs of dec. daughter Jane.
- Grandaughter Mary McFerran, a brother Hugh.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 53].
- August 1782 - That Jacob Carper, Davis Attachchuson, ____ Bryan, Samuel Young, John Hewett, William McClenechan, David Hall, Joseph Carroll, Wm. George, Alexander Hanna, Joseph Hanna, Robert Caldwell, Patrick Sherkey, to be considered the Forth-second District. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 69].
Records in Virginia
- 8 November 1774, BCOB 3, p. 594 - Ordered that Edward Carvin Moses Higgenbotham John Henley Henry Smith and Solomon Turpin or any three of them being first Sworn do view the several ways from Robert Caldwells near Craigs Creek Mountain Potts Creek Mountains to the Sweet Springs and Report the Conveniences and inconveniences of the same to the next Court. Botetourt County Road Orders
- 14 May 1776, BCOB 3, p. 648 - Robert Caldwell is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Fincastle Town to the Top of the Catawbo Mountain at Montgomery Gap. Botetourt County Road Orders
- 10 November 1778, BCOB 4, p. 112 - John Drake the same from the half way Tree to the Town in the Room of Robert Caldwell who is discharged from that Office. Botetourt County Road Orders
- Marriage Record: Switzer, John and Rosanna Caldwell, dau. (of) Robert Caldwell, dec. Her mother, Mary - Nov. 15, 1790. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 46].
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