Need ancestry of John Caldwell (1799-1869) of Westford/Colchester Chittenden Vermont

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Could someone please help me to find the ancestors of John Caldwell of Westford/Colchester Chittenden Vermont? I have his 1828 marriage record that identifies his residence as Westford, Chittenden Vermont. A descendant claims his father's name is George Caldwell:

John [Vernon?] Caldwell

born 4 Dec 1799 in New England (Maine/Massachusetts/NovaScotia)

- descendant George Caldwell claims that John Caldwell is George Caldwell of Scotch-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.

John Caldwell

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)

Minerva HILL
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!
WikiTree profile: John Caldwell
in Genealogy Help by Ramona Pekarek G2G4 (4.7k points)

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This question was answered in its companion question of three days earlier. John's father's profile was created on 24 May 2018 and linked to John's. John's mother's profile was created and linked on 22 Apr 2021. However, sourced evidence is far from what it should be ...

by Oliver Stegen G2G6 Pilot (152k points)

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