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James Cardwell (1761 - 1806)

James Cardwell
Born in Charlotte County, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 45 in Mercer, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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James was born in 1761. He was the son of John Cardwell and Keziah Lowe. He passed away in 1806.[1]

James married Sarah Sally Crockett on 4 May 1788 in Mercer County.

The marriage bond for James Cardwell & Sary Crocket was signed by James Cardwell and Anthony Crocket on 3 May 1788 in Mercer County, Kentucky, then part of Virginia. (James and Anthony ...bound to his Excellency Edmund Randolph, Esq Governor of Virginia...)[2]

James Cardwell was listed in Mercer County, Kentucky tax lists in 1789[3] and 1800[4].

James died 29 Oct 1806 in Mercer County, Kentucky and is buried in the New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery in McAfee, Mercer County, Kentucky.[1]

Sally Cardwell was paid a widow's pension for James' Revolutionary War service from 1836 thru 1848 from the Kentucky Pension Office.[5] Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications: "Cardwell James, Va., Sarah, W2998".[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 03 January 2022), memorial page for James Cardwell (9 Oct 1761–29 Oct 1806), Find a Grave Memorial ID 79997034, citing New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, McAfee, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Deb Redmon (contributor 47383009).
  2. "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2021), James Cardwell and Sary Crocket, 3 May 1788; citing Marriage, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, various county clerks and county courts, Kentucky; FHL microfilm 191,840.
  3. "Kentucky, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890". Ancestry Record 3549 #8771331. James Carddwell in Mercer County, KY.
  4. "Kentucky, U.S., Tax Lists, 1799-1801". Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 3720 #4467. Name: James Cardwell; Residence County: Mercer; Residence Year: 1800.
  5. "U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872". The National Archives; Washington, D.C.; Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury; Record Group Title: Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury; Record Group Number: 217; Series Number: T718; Roll Number: 18. Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1116 #108922. Name: James Cardwell; Year range: 1835-1850; Pension Office Place: Kentucky, USA; Spouse: Sally Cardwell.
  6. Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications. Hoyt, M E, and F J Metcalf. 1943. (Issued as separately paged supplements to the National Genealogical Society quarterly, March 1943-Dec. 1962.) WorldCat | FamilySearch

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