Robert Lindsay Caldwell

5 March 1805–17 November 1832 (Age 27)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Lindsay, was 20. He married Martha Bishop on 21 September 1829, in Prince Edward, 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 Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Lindsay Caldwell
Martha Bishop
Marriage: 21 September 1829
John Rice Caldwell
Abigail Bishop Caldwell

Spouse and Children

21 September 1829
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 14

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 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 (3)

  • Robt L. Caldwell, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"
  • Robert L Caldwell, "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979"
  • Robt L. Caldwell, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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