Name: William CALDWELL
Birth: ABT. 1764
Death: 23 JAN 1850 in Giles Co., VA
RootsWeb's Message Board for Botetourt Co., VA, posted July 16, 2000, by Jim Nettles:
According to a manuscript titled "Caldwell, Eakin, Lemon, Reid and Related Families" by J. William Austin and Rebecca H. R. Austin, the information about William Caldwell (b. 1764) is correct, as far as it goes.
The document lists 13 children from William Caldwell and Priscilla Looney: John C. Caldwell (b. 11/28/1790), Margaret Caldwell (b.8/9/1789), Archibald Caldwell (b.1783), Davis Caldwell (b.1795), Charles Caldwell (b.1797), William Horton Caldwell (b.1804), Jonathan Caldwell (b.1799), Absalom Dempsey Caldwell (b.1800), Michael Caldwell (b.1802), Susannah Caldwell (b. 12/26/1791), Priscilla Caldwell (b. 11/11/1810), Jane Caldwell (b. 1810), and Nancy Caldwell (b. 1812). William and Priscilla were married on 3/24/1789.
Priscilla Caldwell (William's wife) died in 1814, and William remarried. His second wife was Frances Anderson Caldwell, and they were married in April, 1814. William and Frances had 6 children: Anderson Caldwell (b. 1814), Joseph Caldwell (b.1819), Otis Caldwell (b. 1821), Sarah Caldwell (b.12/29/1822), Loyd Caldwell (b.1826), and Frances Caldwell (b.1829).
William was the son of John Caldwell and Susannah Preston Caldwell. He was born in 1764. He was one of 10 children, and one of his brothers, Robert, was my great-great-great-great-grandfather. John died in Botetourt County in 1820.
John was the son of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (her maiden name unknown). John Caldwell (William's grandfather) was born in Ireland in 1692 and died in Prince Edward County in 1786. Elizabeth was born in 1719.
Priscilla Caldwell (William's wife) was the daughter of Absalom Looney, who was born in Sheading, Kirk Lonan, Isle of Man, England in 1729. Absalom Looney was a son of Robert Looney who was born about 1695 on Isle of Man and died in Botetourt County on 11/13/1770. Absalom Looney and Margaret were married in 1750.
According to the document, John C. Caldwell was born 11/28/1790, and married Mary Brooks on 11/10/1817. John and Mary apparantly divorced before 1829, and John married Rutha Reynolds (b. 1810) on Dec. 30, 1829. There is an indication that the 1850 census shows the children of John and Rutha as: Rutha, Martha (b.1832), Mary (b.1834) who was married to James A. Jones (b. 1828), and Nancy (b. 1830) who was married to William S. Ferrell (b. 1828).
No reference is found for Anne Hively who you indicate was the wife of John Caldwell. There was another John Caldwell, referenced as John "Temper" Caldwell, who was born in 1780, and married Mary or Margaret Hively on Oct. 22, 1804. She was the daughter of Jacob Hively.
Absalom Dempsey Caldwell was born in 1800 and married Delilah Walker on Feb. 5, 1824.
LDS Ancestral File(s), Melinda E. Jacquier, Long Beach, CA 90808; Lebron Camp Preston, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, has William as son of John Caldwell and Susannah.
LDS CD #126, by Arthur B. and Ardine Caldwell, Sandy, UT 84070, also has William Caldwell as a son of John Caldwell and Susannah.
Other files have Susannah's name as Preston while others have it as Edmiston.
1769 Nov. 7, Botetourt Co., VA, formed from Augusta Co.
1776 Oct. 7, Montgomery Co., VA, formed from Fincastle and Botetourt
1789 March 24, William Caldwell md. Pricilla Looney, Botetourt Co., VA
"Joseph LOONEY [b. ca. 1740, son of Robert and Elizabeth] seems to have left Botetourt Co., VA, about 1790-92 and settled in Knox Co., TN. In 1792, he was Justice of the Peace in Knox Co. Joseph LOONEY of Knox Co. of Territory South of the Ohio River, on 14 Dec 1798, sold to Walter McDONALD of Botetourt Co., 304 acres on Craig's Creek of James River (three surveys). Witnesses were John LOONEY Sr., Peter LOONEY, Benjamin (of Absalom LOONEY), William CALDWELL, Hugh CALDWELL, and Henry WALKER. Joseph LOONEY Sr. was in Knox Co. in April 1802, when he sued William MURPHY in Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Joseph LOONEY Jr. was mentioned." --LeRoy W. Tilton, "Captain Joseph Looney" (1949), http://members.aol.com/jsully7/index.html
1806 Jan. 16, Giles Co., VA, formed from Montgomery, Monroe, Tazewell, and Wythe
1814, Priscilla Looney Caldwell died
1814 March 30, William Caldwell md. Fanney Anerson, Botetourt Co., VA
Which William Caldwell does this refer to in 1815?
Prescilla Looney b. say 1771, m. (Botetourt bond) 24 November 1789 Wm. Caldwell. In Giles county, Tenn., in December 1815, admn. on the estate of Wm. Caldwell was granted to John Caldwell and Joseph Looney (perhaps of Jonathan 3 Looney). --Leroy W. Tilton, "Early Looneys in America," Part 4, Absalom Looney Branch (Second Generation) http://home.flash.net/~johnsonl/p4_6_10.htm
It is said that Priscilla's husband, William Caldwell, died Jan. 23, 1850, in Giles Co., VIRGINIA, so the 1815 estate in Tennessee would NOT be Priscilla's husband.
1850 Jan. 23, William Caldwell died, reportedly in Giles Co., VA, but more probably in Botetourt Co.
Nancy CALDWELL, last child of William CALDWELL and Priscilla LOONEY, was my 3rd great grandmother. . . I have transcribed William CALDWELL's will. He names each of his children by name....all 19 of them! --Maggie1000 (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2004, RootsWeb's Botetourt Co., VA, message board
1850 Botetourt Co., VA, census, p.42A, July 16, 1850, John T. Wilson:
49/49, Fanny Caldwell, 65 F, $900 real, VA;
Lloyd, 25 M, farmer, VA; Fanny, 21 F, VA;
William Ruble, 30 M, farmer, VA; Priscilla, 35 F, VA; James E., 7/12 M, VA.
Moses and Jane Looney are family 51/51; Joseph and Nancy Looney are family 52/52.
1851 March 21, Craig Co., VA, was formed from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, and Monroe Counties. Parts were added from Monroe and Montgomery Counties in 1852-53, Alleghany and Monroe Counties in 1855-56 and Giles County in 1857-58 and 1879-80.
CALDWELL-L Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CALDWELL/2000-03/0954028275
from Doug Burnett <Doug@metrolink.net>, March 25, 2000
In a publication "Caldwell-Eakin-Lemon-Reid and Related Families by J William Austin II and Rebecca H R Austin, Roanoke Virginia December 1982
the family is listed as follows: John C Caldwell (Called Jack), Born 11/28/1790 and his second Wife Rutha Reynolds, born 1810 , were married on Dec 30 1829.
In 1850 they lived in Giles County, with the following CHildren at home
1.Rutha; 2.Martha A born 1832; 3 Mary born 1834; 4. Nancy Caldwell born 1830
John C. Caldwell was a son of William Caldwell and Priscilla Looney Caldwell
William Caldwell born 1764 settled and lived in the Sinking Creek area of Botetourt County(nr Roanoke Va). He married Priscilla Looney, daughter of Absalom Looney on March 24, 1789.
William CALDWELL (b. 1764-1770; d. 1/23/1850) married 3/24/1789 to Priscilla "Peggy" LOONEY (b. 1771). Priscilla was the daughter of Absolom LOONEY (1729-1791) and Margaret MOORE (1730-1799). The children of William and Priscilla included: John C. CALDWELL (b. 11/28/1790; d. 3/12/1876) see later; Absalom Dempsey CALDWELL (b. 1800) who married Delilah WALKER; and likely several other children. --Steve Caldwell <Caldwellroots@att.net>, e-mail, July 16, 2000
descendant, Sara (email@example.com), Oct. 5, 2007: You mentioned Alexander's brothr married Priscilla Looney. According to IGI that would be William, who I am decended from. Do you have any information on William and Priscila? I would appreciate it as this is a new family link that I have just connected to so have nothing about them! http://genforum.genealogy.com/caldwell/messages/6088.html
Father: John CALDWELL
Mother: Susannah (Susanna) PRESTON or EDMISTON
Priscilla "Peggy" LOONEY b: ABT. 1771
24 MAR 1789
in Craig's Creek, Botetourt Co., VA
- Margaret CALDWELL b: 9 AUG 1789 in Botetourt Co., VA
- John C. CALDWELL b: 28 NOV 1790 in Virginia
- Susannah CALDWELL b: 26 DEC 1791
- Archibald CALDWELL b: ABT. 1793
- Davis CALDWELL b: ABT. 1795
- Charles CALDWELL b: ABT. 1797
- Jonathan CALDWELL b: ABT. 1799
- Absalom Dempsey CALDWELL b: ABT. 1800 in Sinking Creek (a branch of New River), Botetourt (now Craig) Co., VA
- Michael C. CALDWELL b: 1802 in Virginia
- William Horton CALDWELL b: ABT. 1804
- Priscilla CALDWELL b: 11 NOV 1810 in Virginia
- Jane CALDWELL b: ABT. 1812
- Nancy CALDWELL b: 19 JAN 1814
Frances "Fanny" ANDERSON b: ABT. 1785 in Virginia
30 MAR 1814
in Botetourt Co., VA
- Anderson CALDWELL b: ABT. 1814 in Virginia
- Joseph CALDWELL b: ABT. 1819
- Otis CALDWELL b: ABT. 1821
- Sarah CALDWELL b: 29 DEC 1822
- Loyd CALDWELL b: ABT. 1826
- Frances "Fanny" CALDWELL b: ABT. 1829