Facts and Events
Samuel Caldwell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 133.--16th May, 1759. James Caldwell and Mary to Samuel Caldwell, £5, 300 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek, part of 600 surveyed for said James, Moses Thomson's line. Teste: Alexander Reid, Abraham Smith. Delivered: Samuel Caldwell. November, 1762.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 300.—21st June, 1763. Samuel Caldwell and Ann to Abram Smith, £106.10, 300 acres on Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor, part of 600 acres surveyed for James Caldwell; Moses Thompson's line. Teste: James Reed. Delivered: Col. Abraham Smith, March, 1772.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1763. - (118) Commission for examination of Ann, wife of Samuel Caldwell (Note: this examination was related to the deed from Samuel and his wife Ann to Abram Smith the day before, as listed above).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1766. - (184) Samuel Caldwell returned no inhabitant. (Note: Samuel had apparently migrated from Augusta County prior to this date. He may have gone to Baltimore, Maryland, where a marriage record exists for Samuel Calwell who married Ann Richardson in November 1764, and returned after the marriage to the area that was then Botetourt and later Greenbrier Counties, where records of this Samuel Caldwell can be found).
Records in Botetourt County, VA
- Marriage Record: Kinkhead, Andrew and Mary Caldwell, dau. [of] Samuel Caldwell - May 9, 1777. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary War records, Botetourt County, Virginia. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1976, by Aorrell, Anne Lowry, pg. 27].
It is reported that Samuel Caldwell was from Virginia. We know that Kinkead was born in Augusta County, Virginia.
Mickey Spindler has tracked Samuel from Virginia to Kentucky. We do not yet have a birthdate but with his oldest sons being born around 1760, he was probably born in the early 1740s.
Samuel's name appears in Greenbrier County as early as 1771. See C-56.htm which shows him on a list of Matthew's Trading Post and again in 1777 as a signer on a petition about land rights.
Samuel did not fight in the Revolutionary War, but is recognized as a "Patriot": by the DAR because he contributed to the welfare of the troops furnishing supplies and grain. His son, James, substituted for his father even though James was only about 15 years old. This was common at the time.
In 1787 James and William Caldwell were on the 1787 Tax list in Mountjoy's Dist in Bourbon Co. but not Samuel. This would suggest that Samuel's sons James and William came to KY first from Greenbrier Co, (W.) VA to establish a new home for the family. James was married 1786 in Lincoln Co., KY. Kinkead was md 1788 in Greenbrier Co., VA.
Samuel first appears on the 1790 tax list for Bourbon Co. Samuel, Kinkead, and James appear on the 1792 tax list for Bourbon Co, KY in Edmund Mountjoy's Dist.and William settled on Hingston Creek Watercourse by 1794. Montgomery Co, KY was created from Clark Co (originally part of Bourbon Co) on 1 Mar 1797.
Deeds for Samuel Caldwell at the Montgomery Co, KY Courthouse, are not available because, unfortunately, the records were burned in a Courthouse fire. Samuel's son, John married Mary "Polly" Kincaid in Montgomery Co on 13 March 1800.
Several of the sons moved to Missouri about 1800. We find Kinkead, Matthew and William's sons, Andrew H. and James in the St. Louis area very early. John and his wife, Meeke, migrated to Dist of St. Louis, MO about 1806 and settled in the Ste. Genevieve area (later formed St. Francois Co.).
The grave for Samuel's brother, John Caldwell is at the Springfield Church Cemetery in Montgomery Co, KY. It is possible that Samuel is also buried here, but many of the graves are no longer marked with only a pile of broken tombstones lying under a couple of trees. (Mickey Spindler, researcher)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.
336. Samuel Caldwell was born sometime around 1740, probably in Virginia, and died in Kentucky. He married twice, and had children from both marriages. Samuel married first,
Ann Kincaid. Ann was born sometime around 1740, and died about 1765 in Virginia.
Samuel married second, about 1767 in Augusta County (later Greenbriar), Virginia, our ancestor
337. Ann Richardson. Ann was born sometime around 1740.