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James Caudill Sr. (1726 - 1805)

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Rev. James Caudill Sr.
Born in Surry County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Jan 1748 in Lunenburg County, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Roaring River, Wilkes County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 14 Dec 2019 | Created 4 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 14 Dec 2019
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Biography

James Caudill, Sr., was most-likely born in January 1726 in "Old Surry" County, Virginia. This rural county was south of the James River opposite Jamestown. James was the son of Stephen Caudill b. 1680 in Virginia (his father was from Argyll, Scotland) and Stephen's wife Betsy Fields Caudill.

James Caudill, Sr., was an educated and religious man, who read the Bible frequently. Later in life he became a Baptist Minister and left Virginia (as it persecuted outspoken religious minorities) for Wilkes County, North Carolina, where he was pastor of the Roaring River Baptist Church (1770-1800).

On January 1, 1749, James Cardill married Mary Yarbrough (aka Yarborough),1731 - 1794, in Lunenburg County, Virginia. They had 16 children:[1]

  1. David Caudill b: 1750
  2. John Caudill b: 1751 in , Lunenburg, Virginia
  3. Nancy Ann Caudill b: 1752 in , Sussex, Virginia
  4. James Caudill b: 1753 in , Lunenburg, Virginia
  5. Thomas Aaron Caudill b: 1757 in Lunenburg, Virginia
  6. Benjamin Caudill b: 1758 in Lunenburg, Virginia
  7. Stephen Matthew Caudill b: 1760 in , Lunenburg, Virginia
  8. Mary Caudill b: 1760 in , Lunenburg, Virginia
  9. David Caudill b: 1761 in Lunenburg, Virginia
  10. Stephen A. Caudill b: 7 Feb. 1763 in Lunenburg, Virginia
  11. William Caudill b: 1765 in Lunenburg, , Virginia
  12. Jesse Caudill b: 1765 in , Lunenburg, Virginia
  13. Henrietta Caudill b: 1767 in Virginia
  14. Abigail (Abby) Caudill b: 27 Mar 1769 in Wilkes, North Carolina
  15. Abner Caudill b: 1773 in North Carolina

James was born in 1720. James Cadle ... He passed away in 1787

James was born in 1720. He passed away in 1748. Birth: 1720 Lunenburg County Virginia, USA Death: unknown Wilkes County North Carolina, USA

reprotably died after 1787

Parents: Stephen James Caudill (1680 - 1759) Mary Elizabeth Fields Caudill (1698 - 1763)

Spouse: Mary Yarborough Caudill (1730 - ____)*

Children: David Caudill (1750 - ____)* John Caudill (1751 - ____)* James Caudill (1753 - 1838)* Benjamin Caudill (1755 - ____)* Thomas Aaron Caudill (1757 - 1848)* Matthew Caudill (1760 - ____)* Stephen Caudill (1763 - 1839)* William Caudill (1765 - ____)* Jesse Caudill (1770 - ____)* Abner Caudill (1775 - ____)*

Siblings: Sampson Caudill (1717 - ____)* James Caudill (1720 - ____) Benjamin Caudill (1730 - ____)* Ann Caudill Adams (1730 - 1803)*

Birth, Marriage & Death Name James Caudill Spouse Mary Yarborough Birth 1720 - VA Marriage 1749

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Sources

  1. James Caudill Sr. Genealogy
  2. Profile created by Frank Hall through the import of Hall _ Bentz Family Tree.ged on Mar 22, 2019. This comment and citation should be deleted after a short biography has been added and primary sources have been cited.


James Caudill, Sr
Birth 1720 Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death unknown Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown 

Memorial ID Find A Grave: Memorial #74959548

Another source lists just his 10 sons:username=dnhrose&page=18 The Early Caudills - James Caudill

  1. John 1751 Lunenburg Co., VA
  2. David ? Lunenburg Co., VA
  3. James Jr. 1753 Lunenburg Co., VA
  4. Stephen 1763 Lunenburg Co., VA
  5. Benjamin 1755 Lunenburg Co., VA
  6. William 1765 Lunenburg Co., VA
  7. Thomas A 1757 Lunenburg Co., VA
  8. Jesse 1770 Lunenburg Co., VA
  9. Matthew 1760 Lunenburg Co., VA
  10. Abner 1775 Wilkes Co., NC

In the late 1760s, James & Mary Caudill left Virginia and moved to the frontier area of Wilkes County, North Carolina, with other Virginia Baptist families, seeking freedom to practice their religion freely. They settled in Roaring River, NC. where James Caudill became pastor of the Roaring River Baptist Church. He served in this capacity for the next 30 years, retiring only when ill health and old age prevented him from strenuous preaching and daily Bible reading.

Mary Yarborough Caudill died in Roaring River, NC, in 1794. On November 3, 1799, James Caudill, Sr., "for the goodwill he has for his (youngest) son Abner Caudill" deeded his 140 acre tract on Sandy Creek of Roaring River to Abner Caudill. Matthew and Stephen Caudill, witnesses. He died in Roaring River, NC, in 1805. Neither his nor his wife's grave have been definitely located but it's assumed they are in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

  • #S-1734903621 Page: Source number: 153.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BPP APID: 1,7836::216357
  • #S-1734903644 APID: 1,5769::815066
  • #S-1734746729 APID: 1,5771::474939
  • #S-1739023526 Page: Year: 1790; Census Place: Wilkes, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 156; Image: 97; Family History Library Film: 0568147 APID: 1,5058::204487
  • #S-1734332789 APID: 1,3566::17445775
  • #S-1737771129 Page: Year: 1800; Census Place: Morgan, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll: 33; Page: 33; Image: 480; Family History Library Film: 337909 APID: 1,7590::352973
  • #S-1731943729 Page: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 1; Serial: 11507; Volume: 6 APID: 1,4110::9674
  • #S-1738544656 Page: Birth year: 1718; Birth city: Old Surry County; Birth state: VA APID: 1,4725::3882553
  • Source: S-1731943729 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Publication: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. APID: 1,4110::0
  • Repository: R-1782501651 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:
  • Source: S-1734332789 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 Publication: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. APID: 1,3566::0
  • Source: S-1734746729 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: APID: 1,5771::0
  • Source: S-1734903621 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:
  • Source: S-1734903644 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: Family Data Collection - Births Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Note: APID: 1,5769::0
  • Source: S-1737771129 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: 1800 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:
  • Source: S-1738544656 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Note: APID: 1,4725::0
  • Source: S-1739023526 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: 1790 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:
  • Source: S-1739074994 Repository: #R-1782501651 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=47674996&pid=1068
  • Source: S452 Author: Lochlainn Seabrook Title: The Caudills: An Etymological, Ethnological, & Genealogical Study Publication: Name: Sea Raven Press; Location: Franklin, Tennessee; Date: 2010;
  • Source: S809 Title: Ancestry.com, "AncestryDNA Member Match" NOTEAncestry.com (Salt Lake City, Utah). "AncestryDNA Member Match", prepared for AncestryDNA Results. 4/11/13.
  • Virginia Colonial Abstracts, page 404 Book 8, page 190

Contributing Profiles

  • WikiTree profile Caudill-185 was created through the import of Upload.GED on Jun 11, 2012 by Stanley Trimble. It included in the text: Death: Aft ER 1787, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA. Prior to the merge, the data fields were
    • James Caudill Sr.
    • Born about 1725 in Lunenburg, Surry, Virginia, United States
    • Son of Stephen Caudill and [mother unknown]
    • [sibling(s) unknown]
    • Husband of Mary Yarborough — married April 23, 1753 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
    • Father of James Caudill Jr, Nancy Caudill, Henrietta Caudill, Abigail Abby Caudill and Abner Caudill
    • Died April 3, 1805 in Roaring River, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
  • The WikiTree profile Caudill-160 was created through the import of LNMaggard GEDCOM.ged on Apr 9, 2012 by Larry Maggard. Data fields pre-merge were
    • James Caudill
    • Born about 1720 [location unknown]
    • Son of Stephen Caudill and [mother unknown]
    • Brother of Benjamin Caudill
    • Husband of Mary Yarborough — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    • Father of James Caudill, Stephen A. Caudill and Matthew Caudill
    • Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
  • WikiTree profile Caudill-227 created through the import of RodneyTree12232012.ged on Dec 23, 2012 by Rodney Gross. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rodney and others.
  • Thank you to Lenny Zimmermann for creating WikiTree profile Caudill-364 through the import of Zimmermann_Family_2013-07-23.ged on Jul 23, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Lenny and others.
  • Thank you to Ron Eldridge for creating WikiTree profile Caudill-381 and profile Caudill-391 through the import of Eldridge Family Tree.ged on Nov 5, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Ron and others.
  • WikiTree profile Caudill-407 was created by Tim Philips through the import of Phillips Family Tree_2014-01-11_2014-01-11.ged on Jan 11, 2014.
  • Caudill-563 was created by Mike Crain through the import of TestTree(2).ged on Jan 10, 2015.

Acknowledgements

  • added on April 5, 2016 by Callahan-1605

James Caudill, Sr
Birth 1720 Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death unknown Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown 
Memorial ID 74959548

McKinney Christian update Nov 2016 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Find A Grave Memorial# 74959548



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On 31 May 2018 at 05:48 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Yes Mike

On 31 May 2018 at 05:39 GMT Mike Crain I wrote:

Could this possibly be the same person as Caudill-48?

On 28 Apr 2018 at 20:05 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Had the wrong fag site * https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74959754/mary-caudill

corrected it

On 17 Feb 2018 at 15:57 GMT Randall Gardner wrote:

Caudill-770 and Caudill-48 appear to represent the same person because: Based on spouse and parents these are the same person. Discrepencies in dates need to be resolved. I am ok with dates from Caudill-48 as that profile is better sourced.

On 16 Feb 2018 at 01:09 GMT David Hughey Ph.D. wrote:

Caudill-1176 and Caudill-770 appear to represent the same person because: same birth date and place. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74959754/mary-caudill gives same wife, but no certain death date. same death place

On 13 Jul 2017 at 01:34 GMT Troy Wagers wrote:

Maybe the same person as Caudill-770 because: same birth and death dates and locations, same parents.

On 17 Jun 2017 at 04:38 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Caudill-1138 and Caudill-48 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 2 Jun 2017 at 02:30 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

James is 14 degrees from T S Eliot, 14 degrees from Walter Howe and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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