Person:John Caldwell (51)

John Caldwell
b.20 MAR 1714/15
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. WFT Est 1732-1735
  1. John Caldwell1732-1737 -
  2. Joseph Caldwell1732-1737 -
m. WFT Est 1738-1740
  1. Robert Caldwell1738-1745 -
  2. William Caldwell1738-1745 -
  3. Samuel Caldwell1738-1745 -
  4. John Caldwell, Jr.ABT 1740 - 1795
  5. Allen CaldwellABT 1745 - ABT 1822
  • HJohn Caldwell1714/15 - 1795
  • WJane KennedyBef 1728 - Bef 1806
m. 1746
  1. Alexander Caldwell1748 - 1830
  2. James Caldwell1749 -
  3. Anthony Caldwell1751 - 1818
  4. Samuel Caldwell1753 -
  5. Sally Caldwell1754 -
  6. William Caldwell1756 -
  7. Polly Mae Caldwell1757 -
  8. Hugh Caldwell1760 -
Facts and Events
Name John Caldwell
Gender Male
Birth? 20 MAR 1714/15
Marriage WFT Est 1732-1735 to Mary Ann Davies
Marriage WFT Est 1738-1740 to Eleanor Ewing
Marriage 1746 Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia[Old Cub Creek Church]
to Jane Kennedy
Death? 30 OCT 1795 Maury County, Tennessee

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There is conflicting information on this John Caldwell. The placement of his children may not be correct. Also, he is confused with another John Caldwell (about the same age) who married a Martha Calhoun. More research is necessary.


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Re: JOHN CALDWELL/ JANE KENNEDY Posted by: pamela g caldwell Date: June 16, 2001 at 07:00:30 In Reply to: JOHN CALDWELL/ JANE KENNEDY by Barbara Randolph of 6259

Hi Barbara, I have some info about John Caldwell/Jane Kennedy.John was the brother of David {1710-1770} who was my 6 ggrandfather {m Mary Dudgeon}.

John's first marriage appears to be with Mary Ann Davies, they had John and Joseph. 2nd wife was Margaret Eleanor Ewing, they had Robert, Samuel, William, John {Jr} and Allen. His 3rd marriage was to Jane Kennedy, togther they had: Alexander 1747, James 1749, Anthony 1751, Sally 1784, William 1756, Polly 1757, and Hugh 1760.

I first ran into some mis-information when researching this line. Martha Calhoun was listed as John's first wife instead of Mary Ann Davies. Martha did marry a John, but not in your line. Your John @@ one time was listed as the II because his father was John/Mary Margaret Phillips. He lated became the Senior. I have run into this problem several times!!!.

Further info., the child Martha Calhoun and John Caldwell had was Martha Caldwell who married Patrick Calhoun in 1770. Their child, John Caldwell Calhoun {1782-1850}became the Vice President of the U.S.

Even though the "tech files" may have mistakes, they often lead to some very interesting information. I have felt over-joyed and frustrated and the same time!!!

Re: JOHN CALDWELL/ JANE KENNEDY Posted by: John Caldwell Date: June 04, 2001 at 22:01:33 In Reply to: JOHN CALDWELL/ JANE KENNEDY by Barbara Randolph of 6259

I've been merging some notes since I last responded to this post. Data that I have regarding the marriage of John to Mary Ann Davies suggests that the Davies marriage could have been his 1st or 2nd producing two children, Joseph and John.

Another marriage found is listed to Jane Kennedy at Old Cub Creek Church, VA in 1746. At the age of 31, I doubt that Kennedy was his first marriage, and I haven't seen anything re: Margaret Ewing.

Old family notes (late 1800's - early 1900's) make the connection to Joseph, son of John (b. 20 Mar 1715 d. 30 Oct 1795) and Mary Ann Davies. I see that Randy also lists the marriage to Mary Ann Davies on his site at

According to another post, the children of John Caldwell and Jane Kennedy are;


65. John CALDWELL (John , Joseph Alexander , John , John , William ) was born on 20 Mar 1715 in IRE. He died on 30 Oct 1795 in Maury Co. TN.

Could have been born in Delaware in 1736.

I have conflicting data regarding the marriage of John to Mary Ann Davies - Davies marriage could have been a 1st or 2nd. Other marriage is listed to Jane Kennedy (Kennedy Clan - US) at Old Cub Creek Church, VA in 1746. At the age of 31, I doubt that this (Kennedy) was his first marriage. Another marriage that has been raised is to a Margaret Ewing. Old family records, and research of Randolf Caldwell both point to the marriage of Mary Ann Davies.

John Caldwell 1714 - 1775 Posted by: Elizabeth Message:

Looking for information about John Caldwell (1714 - 1775) who married Margaret Eleanor Ewing. He had a son John C. Caldwell (1740 - 17950 in Halifax County, Virginia. John C. is the father of David Caldwell (1769 - 1825) in Upson County, Georgia whose wife was Elizabeth Creed Tanner. If anyone can provide information about any of this family, please contact me at I will be very appreciative of any help.

Message #1173 Monday, November 20, 2000 Subject: Caldwell Family History Posted by: Elizabeth Ferguson Message:

Thanks for responding to my call for help. I also will be glad to share any information that I have. This is what I know about my genealogy. My g grandfather was Abner Cicero Caldwell, born 28 Feb 1848 in Georgia and Mary Jane Hutson born 7 Oct 1846 in Alabama. A.C. was the son of William Henry Caldwell (b. 25 Sept 1818/1820 in Meriwether Coutny,GA) and Martha Chapman (b. 13 Nov 1814 in South Carolina. W. H. was the son of Creed Caldwell (b. 23 Jun 1798 in Halifax County, Virginia). Creed was the son of David Caldwell (b. 24 Jun 1769 in Halifax County, VA. David was the son of John Caldwell (b. ca 1745 in Virginia.) If you would like to correspond further, my e-mail address is Thanks. Elizabeth Ferguson

John Caldwell of Prince Edward would be the son of John Caldwell & Margaret Phillips. - John Caldwell

I am looking for John Caldwell of Prince Edward Co., VA who moved to Montgomery Co., TN and in my search have turned over many stones and thought someone may be interested in these snippets!

1. In a letter written by J. F. Caldwell of Lewisburgh, Virginia (marked Rec'd Feb. 14th 1831) "The following is the recollection of Joseph Caldwell now of Frederick County, Virginia, my father - [I am] J. F. Caldwell. Oliver my father married Ann daughter of John Caldwell his cousin in the county of Derry, Ireland. My father with his brothers, my uncles, David and Alexander, emigrated to and settled in Pennsylvania. James Caldwell, a delegate near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was father's cousin. Mother had two brothers, John and Alexander Caldwell, they emigrated from Ireland and settled near Wilmington. John Caldwell of Prince Edward, Virginia was cousin of father, and had six sons, two of them Anthony and William went with me to the siege of Yorktown. Joseph Caldwell near Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania was my cousin, as were Joseph near Wheeling, Virginia who married a daughter of Mordicai Yarnell.

[JAC: "Our" Joseph could be the Joseph Caldwell near Fort Pitt - At the time of this letter, other counties and townships had begun. It stands to reason that this Joseph still referred to the area as "Fort Pitt" from early recollection, and still referred to the area as it was known to him in younger years. It is not likely that the author of this letter would know the transitions and new county and township names in PA as he was living in VA.]

Alexander Caldwell now Judge of the Federal Court, for the District of Western Virginia is a brother of the latter Joseph. George Caldwell, a relation, went to Kentucky, had 3 sons, Alexander one of them was killed by Indians. John Caldwell left Pennsylvania with my father and moved somewhere in Virginia, he was first cousin to my father, and brother to my mother. Elis Caldwell a cousin of my father killed ner Newbury Port, R. I. (I presume ) My father used to correspond with several relations of our name in Philadelphia one named Jacob and another William." The foregoing is sent at the request of J. F. Caldwell of the Post Office Department by his Friend.

2. A Petition of Sundry inhabitants of Prince Edward Co., VA, October 11, 1776 listed among others the following: Jno. Caldwell, Jno. Caldwell, Sr., Jno. Caldwell Jr., Jno Caldwell, David Caldwell, Thos. Caldwell, James Caldwell, and Geo. Caldwell.

I'm tearing my hair out and have been since 1968 about which John Caldwell from Prince Edward Co., VA is my line. To make things more interesting he also had a son, John Caldwell, among others. Cousinly regards, Susan Daniel (Murfreesboro, TN)

Recollections of Joseph CALDWELL of Frederick, VA"

"Oliver, my father, married Ann, daughter of John CALDWELL, in Derney County in Ireland...another version says, Oliver CALDWELL, my father, married Ann, daughter John CALDWELL, his cousin, in County of Derry, Ireland.

Both versions in essence say "My father, with his brothers David and Alexander, emigrated and settled in Pennsylvania."

(a) version says, "James CALDWELL a delegate near Harrisburg Tn was my father's cousin." Both versions in essence say "Mother had two brothers, John and Alexander, who emigrated from Ireland and settled near Wilmington. John CALDWELL, of Prince Edward, was a cousin of my father; he had six sons; two of them, Anthony and William, went with me to the sieze of Yorktown."

(a) version says "Joseph CALDWELL, near Fort Pit, Penn., was my cousin, as was also Joseph, near Wheeling, VA, who married a dau of Mordacai ZANES, at Zanesville."

(a) version says "Alexander CALDWELL, now Judge of the Federal Court District of Wester VA is a bro. of the latter Joseph. George CALDWELL, a relative went to Kent (VA?-aep '99) and had 13 sons, one of them was killed by Indians."

(a) version says "Alexander CALDWELL was Judge of the Fereral Court for the western District of Virginia, and was brotyher of the latter Joseph. George CALDWELL, a relative, went to Kentucky (Ahh!), there had three sons; one of them, Alexander, was killed by the Indians."

(a) version says "John CALDWELL left tn. (town?) and moved somewhere to S.C. He was a first cousin to my father and brother to my mother. ELIAS (Eli?) CALDWELL a cousin of my father settled near Newberry Port, R.I. My father used to correspond with several relatives of our name in Philadelphia, one married Jacob and another William. The foregoing is sent at the request of J. F. CALDWELL of the Post Office Department by his friend. J. F. CALDWELL, Lewisburg, VA."

(a) version says "John CALDWELL left Pennsylvania, and married in South Carolina. ELIAS CALDWELL, a cousin of my father, settled near Newburyport, MASS." (ends here.)

Note from the organization ca 1991:

"Now it's obvious that these very different versions sprang from one actual letter. It would be much more valuable if we knew what JOSEPH really said. I expect that Joseph's middle initial was "F" and that the letter was to Josiah Flynt CALDWELL, the son of James and Hannah (OGDEN) CALDWELL, who worked for the Post Office, Department of Washington, D.C. She asks: "Do you suppose the Wilmington meant the city that is now in Delaware...or the one near the coast in N.C.?" Another comment from the editor: "John CALDWELL of Prince Edward, was a cousin of my father, he had six sons; two of them, Anthony and William, went with me to the siege of Yorktown" refers to the John CALDWELL who's (sic) wife was Jane KENNEDY.

Following is my version of family sheets for John and Anthony CALDWELL." Source: Editor of CALDWELL Organization in 1990-91 (aep '99)

CALDWELL, John born 1723 or 29 Mar 1712 b where: County Derry, Ireland m. 16 June 1746 where: Cub Creek, Lunenburg, VA d. 30 Oct 1795 where: Maury County, TN Father: John CALDWELL Mother: Margaret PHILLIPS

Spouse: KENNEDY, Jane
b ca 1720
d ca 1780
1. Alexander CALDWELL b VA m. Mary AIKEN
2. Anthony CALDWELL b VA
3. Sarah CALDWELL b VA
4. Polly (Mary?) May b 1758 VA m R. CLEMONS
5. James b CALDWELL ca 1749 VA (no issue)
6. Samuel CALDWELL b 1753 m Harriet SCOTT
7. William CALDWELL b 16 June 1756 m. _______MOORE
8. Hugh CALDWELL b 1760 VA m Nellie DOUGHERTY*
  • Thomas DOUGHERTY was one of the men who migrated from PA to VA with "Cub Creek John CALDWELL".
Source: I know nothing of the source given for this family.

"CALDWELL Family of Virginia by George A. Caldwell IV."


John married Jane KENNEDY in 1746 in Old Cub Creek Church, VA.

They had the following children:

137 M i Alexander CALDWELL was born in 1747.
138 M ii James CALDWELL was born in 1749.
139 M iii Anthony CALDWELL was born in 1751.
Anthony married Elizabeth AIKENS in TN.
140 M iv Samuel CALDWELL was born in 1753.
Samuel married Harriet SCOTT in KY.
141 F v Sally CALDWELL was born in 1754.
142 M vi William CALDWELL was born on 16 Jul 1756.
William married Eleanor MOORE.
143 F vii Polly CALDWELL was born in 1757.
Polly married James CLEMONS.
144 M viii Hugh CALDWELL was born in 1760.
Hugh married Nellie DAUGHERTY.