Could someone please help me to find ancestors of
John [Vernon?] Caldwell
born 4 Dec 1799 in New England (Maine/Massachusetts/NovaScotia)
- descendant George Caldwell claims that John Caldwell is a son of George Caldwell of Scots-Irish descent and an immigrant:
Kingsbury, George Washington. "George Caldwell." History of Dakota Territory, 4.841-42. George Caldwell was one of the early settlers of South Dakota and ... passed away on the 29th of September, 1887. He was born at South Bend, Indiana, December 18, 1841. The Caldwell family is of Scotch-Irish descent, the first representative of the family in America being, so far as is known, George Caldwell, who left Ireland in the eighteenth century. He was the father of John Caldwell, who lived and died in Indiana and who in turn was the father of George Caldwell of this review. The last named when twelve or fourteen years of age went to Wisconsin and located in Sauk county.
died 12 Dec 1869 Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Baraboo News Republic 24 Nov 1869 Dec 12th 1869, res Baraboo, John Caldwell, aged 70y 8d, native of VT, 10y IN, one IL 22 Baraboo WI. m 43y, left a feeble kindhearted Christian wife, 5 ch 18 gch. He was a member of the Baptist ch, often voting almost alone for liberty when it cost something to be an Abolitionist. Many times he had been heard to say if he could see every slave on American soil free, he should be willing to die. A peaceable, honorable and upright citizen and a good neighbor. Ebenezer Ch. The long procession following his remains to the grave attested to the high esteem in which he was held."
married 23 Mar 1828 Colchester, Chittenden Co VT (Old Town of Colchester Town Records: Marriages from 1795-1861 2.107)
b. 28 Jun 1801 Colchester, Chittenden Co VT
d. 16 Oct 1873 Baraboo, Sauk Co WI
The Caldwell name is sometimes found as Colwell.
A hearty thank you to whoever can help!