Curtis Caldwell Sr.

Male1737–5 June 1784

Brief Life History of Curtis

When Curtis Caldwell Sr. was born in 1737, in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Matthew J Caldwell, was 25 and his mother, Ann Agnes Ross, was 32. He married Sarah W. Fondren in 1758, in Union Twp, Orangeburg, South Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Craven, South Carolina, British Colonial America in 1775 and District 96, South Carolina, United States in 1779. He registered for military service in 1751. He died on 5 June 1784, in Ninety Six, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Union, District 96, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Curtis Caldwell Sr.
Sarah Fondren
Marriage: about 1759
Mary Marion Caldwell
James Caldwell
Martha Jane Caldwell
Charles Caldwell
Matthew Caldwell
Meron Mariam Caldwell
Curtis Caldwell Jr.
Jane Caldwell

Sources (11)

  • Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Link to original record "Inventory of the Estate of Curtis Caldwell," Box 20, Package 455 -- Abbeville County, SC South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964

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  • Marriage
    about 1759South Carolina, British Colonial America
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (4)

    1739 · Stono Rebellion

    Age 2

    The Stono Rebellion on September 9, 1739, is a slave revolt led by Angolan slave Jemmy. They end up killing around 30 white people. This is one of three revolts that happen in 1739, that led to more regulation over the Blacks

    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Age 30

    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

    1774 · Edenton Tea Party

    Age 37

    On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

    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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    Samuel Caldwell born in Scotland md to sister of James Bucannan father of Pres James Bucannan. Samuel Caldwell and his son Hugh migrated to America and settled in Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pe …

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