John Caldwell

John Caldwell (1793 - 1874)

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John Caldwell
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Harlem, WInnebago County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 11 May 2018 | Last significant change: 15 May 2018
15:29: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for John Caldwell. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


John was born in 1793 in Argyll, Scotland. He was the son of James Caldwell and Elizabeth Howie [1]

He married Margaret Ralston in 1828 in Southend, Argyll. [2]

They came to the US on the Gleaner in 1842. [3]

They were one of the early families at the Scottish Settlement at Argyll

He passed away in 1874.


  1. Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: John Caldwell
    Gender: Male
    Baptism Date: 9 Dec 1793
    Baptism Place: , Southend, Argyll, Scotland
    Father: James Caldwell
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
    Reference ID: - 2:16BJ1FJ
  2. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Caldwell and Margaret Ralston, 29 Mar 1828; citing Southend,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), John Caldwell, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

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Headstone of John Caldwell & Margaret Ralston
Headstone of John Caldwell & Margaret Ralston

Headstone for John & Margaret Caldwell with thier mothers, Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie
Headstone for John & Margaret Caldwell with thier mothers, Elizabeth Howie and Helen Howie


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