Abraham Vaughn Caldwell Sr.

5 February 1832–9 January 1899 (Age 66)
Bathurst, Lanark, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Abraham Vaughn

When Abraham Vaughn Caldwell Sr. was born on 5 February 1832, in Bathurst, Lanark, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, David Caldwell, was 50 and his mother, Mary Ann Vaughn, was 40. He married Mary Margaret Langford on 31 March 1857, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Clover, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880 and Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 9 January 1899, in Malta, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Malta, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Abraham Vaughn Caldwell Sr.
Mary Margaret Langford
Marriage: 31 March 1857
Abraham Vaughn Caldwell Jr.
John Fielding Caldwell
James Harvey Caldwell
Sarah Eveline Caldwell
Francis Fountain Smith
David Fountain Caldwell
William Franklin Caldwell
Mary Margaret Caldwell
Clara Matilda Caldwell
Ada Vivian Caldwell
Leroy Wallace Caldwell
Edna Maria Caldwell
Guy Ellis Caldwell

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  • Marriage
    31 March 1857Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 5
    Michigan is the 26th state.
    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 22
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    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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    Abraham Vaughn Caldwell, Sr Family

    HISTORY OF THE ABRAHAM VAUGHN CALDWELL, SR. FAMILY Compiled by Winnifred Smith Thompson, Cardston, Alberta, Canada 1 Abraham Vaughn Caldwell Sr. was born at Perth, Upper Canada, on the 5th day of …

    Sources (16)

    • Abraham V Caldwell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Abraham Caldwell in entry for John Fielding Caldwell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Abraham V Caldwell in household of Ann Caldwell, "United States Census, 1850"

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