Matthew Caldwell

11 June 1822–15 March 1912 (Age 89)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Matthew

When Matthew Caldwell was born on 11 June 1822, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Curtis Caldwell, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Hood, was 23. He married Barzilla Jane Guymon on 17 October 1843, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1851 and Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 15 March 1912, in Dry Fork, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Caldwell
Barzilla Jane Guymon
Marriage: 17 October 1843
Thomas Jefferson Caldwell
Rachel Almira Caldwell
Curtis "Washington" Caldwell
Melissa Jane Caldwell
Matthew Caldwell Jr
William Guymon Caldwell
Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell
John Edgar Caldwell
Barzilla Caldwell
James Martin Caldwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1843Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 10
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Matthew Caldwell

    Personal Notes on Battalion Members: From Leo Muir Vol. 1, pg. 75 Matthew Caldwell in Capt. Kearny Escort: Mrs. Uzelia Caldwell Koch (Mrs. Ellsworth L. Koch) was provided the following information r …

    Sources (91)

    • Matthew Caldwell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Matthew Caldwell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
    • Mathew Caldwell in entry for Amanda Vetura Wilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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