James Caldwell

about 1806–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

James Caldwell was born about 1806, in Pennsylvania, United States. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Dunn. He lived in Union Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850.

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James Caldwell
Mary Dunn
Caleb D. Caldwell
William Caldwell
Harvey Caldwell
Susan Caldwell
James Caldwell

Spouse and Children



    Caleb D. Caldwell


    William Caldwell


    James Caldwell


    Harvey Caldwell


    Susan Caldwell


World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Age 4

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 6

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 54

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • James Caldwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Coldwell in entry for Susan Caldwell, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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