Robert Lindsay Caldwell

Brief Life History of Robert Lindsay

When Robert Lindsay Caldwell was born on 5 March 1805, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Lindsay Caldwell, was 20. He married Martha A Bishop in 1829, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 17 November 1832, in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Fourth Creek Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lindsay Caldwell
1805–1832
Martha A Bishop
1810–1883
Marriage: 1829
John Rice Caldwell
1822–
Abigail Bishop Caldwell
1824–

Sources (9)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Lindsay Caldwell - birth-name: Robert Lindsay Caldwell
  • R L Caldwell, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Robert Lindsay Caldwell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 ceald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another. Possibly also from Caldwell (Warwickshire), Caldwall (Worcestershire), Cauldwell (Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire), Caudle Green (Gloucestershire), Caudle Ditch or Cawdle Fen (Cambridgeshire), Chadwell (Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire), Chardwell (Essex), or Chardle Ditch (Cambridgeshire, early recorded as Kadewelle).

Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of Ó Fuarghuis or Ó hUarghusa ‘descendant of (F)uarghus’, a personal name whose literal sense ‘cold’ + ‘choice’ was reinterpreted as coming from fuaruisce ‘cold water’.

History: Several Caldwells emigrated from Scotland to America by way of Ireland in the 18th century. James Caldwell (1734–81), a son of settler John Caldwell, was born in Charlotte County, VA, and was a militant clergyman during the revolutionary war. Andrew Caldwell, a Scottish farmer, emigrated to North America in 1718 and started a family in Lancaster County, PA. His son David was a Presbyterian clergyman and well-known revolutionary war patriot.

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

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