John White Colwell

12 November 1852–10 December 1925 (Age 73)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John White

When John White Colwell was born on 12 November 1852, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Levi Belese Caldwell, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann "Granny Pop" Naillon, was 35. He married Eunice Nancy McGee on 10 February 1876, in Haywood, Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Clyde Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 10 December 1925, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

John White Colwell
Eunice Nancy McGee
Marriage: 10 February 1876
Charles Caldwell
Robert Sufferd Caldwell
Margaret Lucinda Caldwell
Eston F Caldwell

Spouse and Children


    Eunice Nancy McGee


10 February 1876
Haywood, Chatham, North Carolina, United States


    Charles Caldwell


    Robert Sufferd Caldwell



    Eston F Caldwell


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John in household of Jonathan Woody, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Caldwell in household of Levi B Caldwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Caldwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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