Thomas Jefferson Caldwell

17 July 1844–2 December 1929 (Age 85)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Caldwell was born on 17 July 1844, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Matthew Caldwell, was 22 and his mother, Barzilla Jane Guymon, was 20. He married Mariane Pedersen on 17 October 1864, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1865. In 1880, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as labourer. He died on 2 December 1929, in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Leeds Cemetery, Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Caldwell
Mariane Pedersen
Marriage: 17 October 1864
Sarah Ann Caldwell
Thomas Jefferson Caldwell Jr
Francis Marion Caldwell
Mary Barzilla Caldwell
Don Carlos Caldwell
Albert Lewis Caldwell
Maria Elizabeth Caldwell
Emma Aurelia Caldwell
Ezra Caldwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1864Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 23
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Thomas Jefferson Caldwell was born on 17 July 1844 in Green Plains, Hancock, Illinois to Matthew and Barzilla Guymon Caldwell. He was the oldest of ten children, four girls and six boys. His …

    Sources (33)

    • Thomas J Caldwell in entry for Ezra Caldwell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas J Caldwell in household of Matthew Caldwell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas J Caldwell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" [1901]

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