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Genealogical Records of their Descendants, 

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Eight Generations, 1654-1900 
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Genealogical Records of their Descendants, 

Eight Generations, 1654-1900 
By Augustine Caldwell, Ipswich 


Fifth Generation. Descendants in Maine 

By Mrs. Sumner Kimball, Lovell, Maine 

Also, Gleanings., Memorials, Biographical Sketches, 

of Caldwells included in the Records, and 

Families allied by Marriages. 

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Augustine Caldwell, 

Ipswich, Mass 



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" To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die," was an utterance of one of 
the poets of the yesterdays. To revive and perpetuate memories of the departed, 
was to him, doubtless, the blending of the Unseen with the Seen, the Past with 
the Present. 

Family history, unfolding the records of successive generations, adds peculiar 
interest to the Now and the Here. 

The following pages trace the families of Ipswich Caldwells for two hundred 
and fifty years. "The 31th of August, 1654," is the first recorded date that 
brings us into communion with John Caldwell, Ipswich, Mass. On that day he 
bought his home in this ancient town. Yes, his home that still shelters his 
descendants, reaches its Two Hundred and Fiftieth anniversary, August 31, 1904. 
The worthy man surely has "lived in hearts" of those who have succeeded him. 

The name, Caldwell, is a pleasant treasure; for there is a tradition yet told 
in England and Scotland, that a little company, centuries ago, discovered a Well 
of remarkable coldness. They pitched their tents, and later took up a continuous 
abode near it. They were ever after called the Cold-wells, or, as it has since 
evolved, — the Caldwells. The Patronymica Brittanica gives, — " Caldwell, the 

A writer on the origin of surnames, suggests that Caldwell is a synonym of 
wisdom and authority; as the Scotch word, Cold-wold, was the Hazel-wood, or 
the divining rod, which hung for a long time in Bavarian Court rooms as the 
symbol of authority and justice. The baton of officers and the schoolmasters 
rods were of hazel, in old times. 

The Caldwells appear in the reign of William the Conqueror, 1066-83; tne 7 
were prominent in Ayrshire, Scotland, 1349; they migrated from England, 
Scotland. Ireland, in the early days of New England story. 

Our pages are to perpetuate memories of the Ipswich Family only, and to 
follow the branches as they find new homes in wide spread America. 

Ipswich, Mass., January 23, 1904. 

The Home of John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, 

High Street, Ipswich, Mass. 

August 31, 1654. 

From a photograph by George H. Jones, 1873- 


John Caldwell and Sarah Dillingham, his wife, — our 
earliest New England ancestors : and the most natural 
query is, — Who were their ancestors ? Where did they 
abide ? Family tradition says that John Caldwell was of 
Scotch descent ; that he came from the north "of England. 
Mr. Josiah Caldwell, of Ipswich, a man of strong intellect 
and worth, wrote to Prof. Merritt Caldwell, of Dickinson 
College, Pa., in 1831, concerning the origin of the family. 
He called upon the aged Mary, daughter of John and 
Abigail (Hovey) Caldwell, 10 ascertain what she knew of 
the early history : 

"June 16. 1831. Mary Caldwell remarked that her 
father and her grandfather used to say, that our ancestor 
was of Scotch descent, and came from the north of Eng- 
land. This agrees with my father's [Thomas Caldwell,] 
remarks to me and others." 

We were told by Col. Luther Caldwell, [obt. 1903,] that 
letters dated at Nottingham, Eng., were among ancient 
Caldwell manuscripts, when he was a lad ; that Dilling- 
ham 2, son of John 1, was sent when a youth to this town 
in northern England, to visit the old home relatives, and 
learn the art of weaving. We have not been able to find 
these documents of genealogic interest, but in the summer 
of 1885, with the memory of Col. Caldwell's testimony as 
inspiration, we visited the Nottingham referred to ; and 
also Leicester, from whence came the Dillinghams, the 
ancestors of Sarah, the mother of us all. We will insert 
the letter sent over the sea to our Ipswich home, written 
while we tarried in the English town from which our early 
and worthy sire may possibly, have migrated two centuries 
and a half ago : — 

Nottingham, England, ") 
August 20, 1885. / 

* * On Friday I left London and came on the Midland 
trains to Leicester and Nottingham, towns associated with 
the traditions of our ancestors, John and Sarah (Dilling- 
ham) Caldwell. The Dillinghams migrated from Leicester 
or its neighborhood. Old Leicester is a busy, pretty place, 
with a very attractive Market Cross. I stayed one night 


family Arms, and the statuettes of Thomas and Alice 
Caldwell, and three sons, Lawrence, William and Florence 
Caldwell. They are each in the high-ruff costume of the 
Elizabethan days ; they are kneeling before an altar with 
hands clasped devotioually. Like all Arms borne by the 
Caldwells, the shield has a symbol of water, [Cold-well,] 
for a star-fish is one of the emblems ; and there are eight 
Maltese crosses surmounted by ahead in a helmet. 

Here Lieth ye body of Thomas Caldwell, who Dyed Ao Dm, 1554, Leavinge 
these: 3 of his Sonnes who be goode benefactors to ye Parish. 

And also ye body of Alice, ye wife of Thomas Caldwell, who died Ao Dm, 
1579, wch Thos. gave a cow to ye chvrch and made a beginninge for others to 

It is inscribed of the sons of Thomas and Alice, — 

William Caldwell hath given 50I Towards ye mayntenance of ye Schoolmaster, 
hee doinge his Dvty, & 40I for Stock to 8 hovse holders, iol to ye chvrch 
clarke and bridge. 

Florens Caldwell Hath given 5I a yeare for ever to ye mayntenance of ye 
school master, and 40s a yeare to ye Poore. (1612.) 

Lawrence Caldwell Hath given 5I a yeare forever to ye school master's wages. 

We will be glad that early men of our name, were in- 
terested in the intellectual development of the Parish. I 
asked the Parish Clerk if the funds were still available ? 
He answered, " Yes, and the name, Caldwell, is kept in 
fresh remembrance." 

There is in the church a curious effigy of Sir Mosely, 
the Knight, who succeeded to Caldwell Hall. The church 
is dedicated to Mary, and has a most delightful peal of 
five bells. Frederick Caldwell has duplicates of the old 
Parish Records of the Rolleston Caldwells : 

Thomas Caldwell, died 1554. His wife, Alice Caldwell, 
died 1579. Their Children: 
William, of Rolleston. 
Lawrence, estate in London. 
Florens, estate in London. 

William Caldwell 2, son of Thomas 1, and Alice his 
wife. Eight children : 

Ann, baptized 6 February, 1569. 
Alice, 20 January, 157 1 . 

Thomas, " i February, 1573. 


William, baptized 20 March, 1575. 

Richard, wife Ann, a daughter Jane, bap. Feb. 

1612, dau. Margaret, bap. 1615. 
William, baptized 1 June, 1577. 
Lawrence, " 28 June, 1578. 
Isabel, " 20 Dec. 1579. 

Lawrence Caldwell, wife Alice. Five Children: 
Ann, baptized 14 January, 1609. 
John, " December, 161 1. . 
Lawrence, [or Froence ?] bap. 30 Nov. 1613. 
Thomas, baptized 21 Oct. 1616. 
William, " 1 Nov. 1618. 

William Caldwell 4, was Church Warden 1674, '77, '79. 
Lawrence Caldwell 4, was Church Warden 1687. 

Lawrence Caldwell 5, grandson of Lawrence 3 and Alice, 
had wife Mary, who survived him. "Mary Caldwell, 
widow, buried April 19, 1740." Lawrence and Mary were 
the last of our name to own Caldwell Hall. The estate 
was purchased of them by Sir Oswald Mosely. The chil- 
dren of Lawrence and Mary were eight in number : 

William, baptized May 3, 1690, died early. 

Thomas, " May 3, 1690. 

Lawrence, buried April 20, 1726. 

Sarah, baptized April 24, 1696. 

John, buried March 29, 1729. 

William, baptized Oct. 17, 1701, lived in Hathern ; 

was buried there, Nov. 4, 1777. 

Ann. baptized February 27, 1702. 

Charles, baptized March 26, 1706 ; buried May 19, 1731. 

There is a place near Rolleston which is a part of the 
Parish ; on the records it is spelled Ansley and Anslow. 
A Caldwell family lived there, an offshoot, probably, of 
Caldwell Hall. The church records give the names of the 
children as follows : 

John and Author Cauldwell, baptized 23 Oct. 1580. 

John buried 23 November, 1580. 
Aron and Sarah Cauldwell, baptized 21 January, 1581. 

Sarah, buried 3 April, 1587. 
Grace Cauldwell, baptized 26 May, 1582. 


Elisabeth Cauldwell. baptized 25 January, 1583. 
John Caldwell and Dorothy Caldwell, baptized 

30 October, 1585. John buried 

1 1 March, 1586. 
Margery Caldwell, baptized 11 December, 1586, 

buried 6 July, 1587. 

Last of all, I must tell you of the visit to Caldwell in 
Leicestershire. The name has recently been changed on 
county maps, and we had some difficulty in finding it. It 
is five miles from Melton Mowbry ; the Duke of Rutland 
is now its Lord. When we came in sight of its old Nor- 
man chapel, I knew in a wink that we had reached the 
little spot which has borne our family name ; for the old 
house of prayer is the very, very same which was long ago 
engraved, and its exact copy hangs upon our own Ipswich 
walls. It has recently been "restored" within; externally 
it is the old landmark which the long-ago Caldwells built. 
Caldwell in Leicestershire is only a few scattering cots, 
though, as we were in the church-yard a person of dignity 
rode by on horseback, and we judged, therefore, that it 
had its Hall. But, the quaint chapel was really to us 
fellowship with the far away Past. * * * 

September 20. 1889, two little daughters of Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Agnes 
Caldwell, — Frederica Agnes and Louise Elisabeth, — were accidentally drowned. 
The sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell was so universal, that three thousand 
people assembled at Loughboro, at the hour of burial. 

Mr. Frederick Caldwell, died suddenly, of heart disease, at midnight, Tues- 
day, February 25, 1896. 

IK- was fifty-five years of age, and his long connection with the staple trade 
1 if Loughborough, made his face a familiar one to the townspeople. All who 
knew him join in regretting his sudden departure. Flags were hoisted half- 
mast high, when the news of his death was known. His oldest son was lately 
iated with him in the business which provides work for three hundred and 
fifty people. — Local press. 



The name, Caldwell : — Scotch, Cold-wold, the Hazel- 
wood, or Divining Rod. The divining rod was for a long 
time hung in Bavarian Court rooms, a symbol of authority ; 
and from it was the baton of officers suggested and evolved. 
Schoolmasters rods in olden days were of hazel wood. 

Caldwell, as given in Lower, [PatronymicaBritanica,] 
signifies the Cold-well. Armorial bearings of the name 
are Wells, Fountains, Waves, Fishes, each suggestive of 

In Doomsday Book the name is spelled Caldeuuelle. 

The almost invariable spelling on the Ipswich Town 
Records for two hundred years was — Caldwell. 

The name has been common for centuries in England, 
Scotland, Ireland, France. 

In Scotland, the Caldwells of Caldwell, Ayrshire, were 
prominent as early as 1349. They furnished, at that date, 
a Chancellor to Scotland. 

Caldwells from Mount Arid, near Toulon, went into 
Scotland in the reign of Francis I. 

Caldwells migrated from England, Scotland, Ireland, 
to America, and established early homes in New England, 
New Jersey, and the South. It is pleasant to know that 
our John, of Ipswich, Mass., was the earliest of the name 
to establish a home on the rugged but beautiful New Eng- 
land shores. He left to his descendants the memories and 
traditions of a worthy, industrious life. The pages of this 
book are devoted to the records and history of this — 

Jtoljtt (EalforoBlI, 


Saralj ©Ulingljam QlalbraBlI, Iji0 toifB, 

and their Descendants. 



In 1645, when John Caldwell was nineteen years of age, 
his name occurs in the records cf the General Court of 
Massachusetts : 

" Oct. 1643. Rich'rd Collecot, Edward Fuller, John 
Cauldwell and Richard Smith, were appointed to fetch the 
Cattle from Providence." 

The cattle belonged to the Gortonists. Mr. Samuel 
Gorton was charged by General Court with being "a blas- 
phemous enemy of the true religion of o'r Lord Jesus 
Christ, and His holy ordinances; and also of all Civill 
authority among the people of God, and particularly in 
this jurisdiction." The cattle were taken to meet the ex- 
penses of the trial and imprisonment of Gorton and his 

Mr. Hubbard, of Ipswich, says: " About a week after 
the sentence was passed on them, they sent men to take 
away so many of their cattle as might defray their charges 
both of the Soldiers and of the Court. Many days being 
spent about them, the whole of the charges, taking in their 
maintenance in prison, was adjudged to amount to ^160. 

John Caldwell made Ipswich bis home. He is styled 
husbandman in legal papers; he was also familiar with 
weaving, as were two of his sons, Dillingham and Nath- 
aniel, and several later descendants. He married Sarah 
Dillingham, of Ipswich, an orphan, who was ten years 
younger than himself, and a woman of qualities that caused 
her to be graciously remembered by her descendants to 
tin- third generation, and her grave was visited at times 
by later generations who only knew her by the famil}- 
traditious. Gleanings of her life will be recorded on the 
following pages. Her name has never been forgotten. 

In [654, John Caldwell purchased a house, which be- 
came not only his own cherished home, but has sheltered 
families descended from him to the present day, 1654-1904, 
two hundred and fifty years, — a memorial of the worth}' 
man which his children of today delight to visit. 

This house had been previously owned by Richard Betts 
and Cornelius Waldo. Richard Betts and Joanna his wife, 
were early residents of Ipswich. He enclosed the ancient 


High street burying ground with its first fence, in 1646. 
After the sale of his home, he went to Newtown, L. I., 
where he died Nov. 18, 1713, aged one hundred years. 
Tradition says he dug his own grave and waited in quiet- 
ness the time to occupy it. Old-time people often prepared 
shroud and coffin in anticipation of the final need. 

Richard Betts sold the house to Cornelius Waldo. It 
was from him that Ralph Waldo Emerson inherited a part 
of his never-to-be-forgotten name. The wife of Cornelius 
was Hannah, daughter of John Cogswell, the merchant 
who recivedsuch unkindly welcome to the shores of New 
England. He was nearing the coast on the memorable 
15th of August, 1635, when "a sudden dismal storm of 
wind and rain," such as had never been known before by 
white man or indian, swept land and ocean. Parson Avery 
perished that day, saying: "'Lord, I cannot challenge a 
preservation of life, but according to thy covenant, I chal- 
lenge heaven ;" which words, says Hubbard, "as soon as 
ever he had expressed, the next wave gave him a present 
dismission into his eternal rest." The easy verse of John 
G. Whittier has made the story of that storm familiar : 

There was wailing in the shallop, woman's wail and man's despair, 

A crash of breaking timbers on the rocks -so sharp and bare. 

And through it all the murmur of Father Avery's prayer. 

The ear of God was open to his servant's last request, 

As the strong wave swept him downward the sweet hymn upward pressed, 

And the soul of Father Avery went singing to its Rest. 

The Cogswells who escaped with their lives and a por- 
tion of their rich household goods, lived for a time in 
Ipswich, in a house opposite meeting house green ; later 
they settled at Chebacco, now Essex, and daughter Han- 
nah became Cornelius Waldo's wife. 

Though Waldopurchased the house of Richard Betts, 
he did not occupy it. His own Ipswich home was farther 
to the east ; and he shortly sold the Betts homestead to 
John Caldwell, and in 1657 ne chose Chelmsford for his 
residence. There he died in 1701. 

The original deeds of sale, printed here, were kindly 
loaned us in 1873, by Mrs. Eliza G. D. Powell, whose 
sisters now possess and occupy the ancient and honored 
homestead of John Caldwell, their ancestor. Mrs. Powell 
has passed into the home eternal. 


Recently it has been discovered by examination of Ips- 
wich deeds, that Richard Betts bonght the house of Gov'r 
Simon Bradstreet. If it be true that this is the homestead 
transferred by the Governor to Betts, a new interest will 
be added to the Mecca of Caldwell veneration ; for here 
Anne Bradstreet must have written poems which are now 
relics of the singularly historic Past, and memorials of the 
refined Poetess whose name awakens tender and sympa- 
thetic respect. 

Richard Betts' Deed of Sale. 

This present wrighting wittnesseth that Richard Betts 
of Ypsvvich and Joana his wife of Ipswich, in the count} 7 
of Essex, for and yn consideration of thirty pounds by bill 
and otherwise in hand payd before the sealeing heerof, 
Have Granted, Bargayned. & Sould, and by these presents 
doe fully Grant, Bargayne, & Sell, vnto Cornelius Waldo 
of the same Towne and County, Marchent, all that his 
dwelling house situate and being in Ipswich, aforesayd, 
with all the yards, fences, and lands about it, haveing the 
house and land of Edward Browne toward the south east, 
the house and land late * Rofes [Daniel Rolfe ?] toward 

the nor west, abutting on the street toward the southwest, 
and on the land of Thomas Lovell toward the Noreast, To 
have & to hould and peacably injoye all the sayd house 
& land, yards & fences, and all other aptenances and 
privileges thereunto belonging, vnto the sayd Cornelius 
Waldo, his heires and assigns forever. Yn wittness where- 
of the sayd Richard Betts and Joanna his wife have here- 
vnto sett there hands and seales this 14th of Septem- 
ber, 1652. 

Richard Betts. 
Joana Betts. (E) 
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of — 

Robert Lord. 

William Inglish. 

Cornelius Waldo's Deed of Sale. 

This present wrighting wittnesseth that Cornelius Waldo 
ol Ipswich, in the county of Essex, for and in considera- 
tion ot twenty-six pound, by a bill in hand payd before the 
ling heerof, have Granted, Bargayned and Sould, and 
by these presents doth fully Grant, Bargayne and sell, 
vnto Yohn Caldwell, of the same Towne and county, all 


that his house wh. the sd. Cornelius Waldo bought of 
Richard Betts, siiuat in Ypswich aforsd, with all the 
grounds aboutt it, with all the fences, yards, gardens, 
and all the aptenances and preveledges therevnto belong- 
ing, haueing the land of Edward Browne toward the south 
east, abutting on the street toward the south west, the 
house and land of Robert Collins Norwest, and the land of 
Thomas Louell toward the Noreast. To haue and to hould 
all the sayd house, ground, fences, yards, gardens, and all 
other the apetenances and priveledges and [commonage] 
there vnto belonging or any way pteayneing vnto the sayd 
Yohn Caldwell his heires and assigns forever. Yn wittnes 
wherof the said Cornelius Waldo hath heere vnto set his 
hand and seale the 3 1 th of August, 1654. 

Memorandom yt [comonage] was enterlined before the 
sealing and deliv'd. 

Signed, sealed, deliv'd in presence of vs — 
William Boynton. Cornelius Waldo. 

Robert Lord, jr. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Aug. 31th, 1654, Daniel Denison. 

Y Hannah Waldoe doe give my consent to my husband 
sale of the house within mentioned. Witness my hand 
thi* 31 of August, 1654 Hannah Waldo. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Aug. 31th, 1654, Daniel Denison. 

Col. Luther Caldwell, while he was Mayor of Elmira, 
N. Y., 1873, wrote of this ancient home of his ancestor : 

" The house on High street, is one of the oldest in Ips- 
wich; and, unless changed very much from what it was 
when I roamed in boyhood through its rooms and peered 
into its closets, will well repay a visit. It has descended 
from sire to son or daughter by the settlement of the Pro- 
bate, and not for filthy lucre." 

The estate has been kept in the line of Dillingham 
Caldwell 2, son of John, the ancestor. He purchased it of 
his mother, in her widowhood, and his elder brether, John 
2, who by the will of his father, had right to redeem the 
homestead if he wished. The mother sold her interest to 
Dillingham in 1709 ; and his brother John did the same 
earlier, Sept. 17, 1694, yielding "for ye Payment of one 


Hundred pounds, all ye rights, titles or interest Apper- 
tayning or belonging there vnto." 

We have sometimes wondered why John 2 and Sarah 
( Foster) his wife, willingly sold "the right of redemption" 
to the brother Dillingham. Recently we have been told 
of the site of the chosen and purchased home of John 2. 
(Feb. 1, 1689.) It was most beautifully located on the 
Town Hill top, corner of Brook and East streets, with a 
view of miles away to the south and west, and at the east 
reaching even to the Ba}^, — attractive and most wholesome 
to the eye and thought. One could hardly surrender such 
an outlook for a home on the rim of the street below. 

At the death of Dillingham Caldwell 2, in 1745, his son, 
Daniel 3 and Elisabeth (Burley,) his wife, occupied it. 

Daniel 3, died in 1759, and gave the estate to his son, 
Daniel 4, who married Hannah Burley. 

Daniel 4, died without children, and the homestead 
passed into the care of John 4, his brother, who married 
Sarah Harraden, of Gloucester. The last children of this 
family to abide in the home, were his daughters, Lucy and 
Mary Caldwell. Mary died 1861, and Lucy died 1868. 
The house is still possessed and occupied by later descend- 
ants of John 4 and Sarah (Harraden) Caldwell. 

We can trace some of the footsteps of John Caldwell the 
first, from the time he purchased his comfortable house on 
the High street, August 31, 1654, to the date of his de- 
parture, July, 1692, by searching the records of Ipswich, 
and family memoranda : 

Aug. 31. 1657, he bought of William Buckley and Sarah 
his wife, land that Buckley bought of Thomas Manning, 
"foure acres, be it more or less, within the common field, 
neare vnto Muddy River." He paid "seven pound" for 
these seres. 

[66o, he and eight others, had grants of "two acres a 
piece," on Scott's Hill. " Jan. 31, 1660. Granted liberty 
to fence and clear and break up a pasal of Land at Scots 
Hill, to have two acres a piece for six years, upon the 
conditions of other lands of the town, viz : to sow four 
bushels of good english hay seeds on every acre; to keep 
up the fence a year after, that the English grass may get 
head ; the hay seeds to be sown with the last crop ; and 


for performance hereof, to set their hands, and engage to 
perform conditions." (Signed :) 

Anthony Potter, Will : Norton, 

Edward Somes, (mark,) Thomas French, 

George Farrow, John Caldwell, 

Jeremiah Belcher, Ezekiel Woodward ( mark) 
Philip Call, 

1664. His name is on the list of Commoners. 

He had assigned him four shares in Plum Island, Castle 
Neck, Hog Island. 

1668. He built "a place to keep sheep in." He doubt- 
less needed this shelter for his sheep, and for other crea- 
tures, too ; for his neighbor, Robert Collins, at that date, 
prized "a calfe of John Caldwell, taken as a stray." 

1669-70. "Wee whose names are Under Written doe 
owne that wee have Received of goodman Caldwell fouwr 
years Rent for the land was heyard of Richard Shatswell ; 
and wee doe fully acquit and Discharge : the sayd Cald- 
well: of the sayd Rents of fouwr years ; as w T itnis ouwr 
hands: this 7 March, 1669-70. (Signed,) 

Andrew peeters. 
John Brown. 
Witness: Joseph Fowler, 

1673. Granted to John Caldwell all the Salt mars gras 
that grown vpon the Island called Bagwells island to him 
and his heirs forever. 

Lord's Day. April 12, 1674. John Caldwell and Sarah 
(Dillingham,) his wife, were admitted to full communion 
with the First Church. Ten others made the same con- 
fession of faith and assented to the covenant : 

Robert Day, Jr., Isaac Foster, 

Daniel Warner, Jr., Mr. Samuel Eppes, 

Thomas Jacobs and wife, Mr. Daniel Eppes, 

Abraham Foster, John Sheney and his w T ife. 

Doubtless this Sabbath Day was ever remembered. 

1677. May 23. He was made freeman. 

1679. He built a barn and shed ; mention is made of 
his cattle and sheep. 

1683. He witnessed the will of John Dennison, sen'r. 

1684. He was an appraiser of the estate of the above 
named Dennison. 

1685. He was one of the appraisers of the estate of 
Mrs. Frances Dane. 


[685, April 23. Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Frances 
Dummer of Newbury, deceased, taken by Jo : Bagley, 
Jo : Caldwell, Sen'r. [Richard Dummer and Frances his 
wife, had been former residents of Ipswich, and friends of 
the Caldwell family.] 

In the list of old commoners who drew their thatch lots 
and marsh lots, John Caldwell is designated as having 
Lot 62, "six rods wide, and running to the Cove." 

1691. John Caldwell, sen'r "appointed Searcher and 
Sealer and Viewer of Leather; he refusing yt office as not 
being capable threw business & otherwise." 

The "otherwise" was his failing strength, probably; for 
the next record is of his final effort and the departure. 

1692, June 20. He signed his will in the presence of 
William Stewart and Simon Stacey. Two weeks later, 
July 7, ]692, he departed this life, aged sixty-eight years. 

1692, Sept. 28, his will was proved. He had appointed 
as his executors, Sarah, his wife, and John, his eldest 
born. At John's desire, the widowed Sarah became the 
sole administrator. 

The appraisers of the estate were Simon Stacey and 
Nathaniel Knowlton The Inventory reads : 
Houses and lands at home 

and three acres of land 
Oxen, cows, horses, sheep, swine 
Implements of Industry, carts, plows 
Bedsteads, bedding and linen 
Wearing clothes, and searge 
Sheeps wool, lambs wool, homespun cloth 
Wooden ware, barrells, wheles for linen with 

all other wooden weare 
A loom and Tackling to it with pewter, 

brass, Ironware 
Earthern ware, fine glass, cubbord & tables 
Privilege of Bagwells Island from ye town 

3 load of hay at home 

4 acres of land common ground 
Flax and dung in yard 
Part of an old flag bottom boat and bridle 

Sarah Caldwell, Ex. 
The entire estate was valued at ,£221, 16s. 4d. 
































The late Abraham Caldwell, of Ipswich, who died 
Feb. 4, 1894, aged ninety-four years, gave us a certified 
copy of the will, as well as many valuable facts and tra- 
ditions, narrated in the following pages. The will : 

In the name of God, Amen. I John Caldwell, Senior, 
of Ipswich, of Essex, being Sicke and weake of body, and 
having my perfect memory and understanding, doe make 
this as my last will and Teastament, as foloaith ; 

Im primis, I give my soul into the hands of my blessed 
Redeemer, my body to decent burial in the assured hope of 
a blessed resurrection. 

As lor my outward Estate that God of his goodness hath 
given me, I dispose as foloaith : 

Item, I give to my beloved Wile, Sarah Caldwell, the 
use and improvement of all my Estate during her widow- 
hood, and also to dispose of it, or any part of it, for her 
necessity : if she marry, then to have a third part as the 
law directs in that case, and this to be understood after my 
debts and funeral expenses are satisfied. 

Then my will is that after my wife's decease or widow- 
hood, that my son, John Caldwell, shall have a double 
part of my estate that remaineth, that is two parts out of 
eight; and that he shall have my dwelling house with all 
the appertenances and privileges thereto belonging, if he 
desire it, paying to his brothers and sisters what may be- 
long to them out of it as portions besides his eaight part. 

Then my will is that my daughter, Anna Caldwell, after 
John hath had out his parts, that she shall have a double 
part of what remaineth, that is, two parts out of six. 

Then my will is that my sons Dillingham Caldwell, 
William Caldwell, Nathaniel Caldwell, and my Daughters 
Sarah Ayres, Mary Caldwell, Elisabeth Caldwell, shall 
have an equal share of what remaineth : that is, all a like 
part, after all those parts are taken out that are made 
mention of before. 

And I doe appoint and constitute my beloved Wife and 
my son John Caldwell to be my Exeketrix and executor 
to this my last Will ; desiring them firstly to take care 
that all my lawful debts may be paid in the first place : 

And as a Confirmation of this my last Will, I here set 
my hand and Seale, this twentieth day of June, one thous- 


and six hundred and ninety-two, being the fourth, year of 
the Rains of our Sovorains, William and Mary, King and 
Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, ex. et. vo. 

John Caldwell. 
Signed and sealed in 
presence of us : 

William Stewart, 
Simon Stacy. 

It will be of interest to the descendants of John and 
Sarah Dillingham Caldwell to know where the last resting 
place is, for graves are sacred places. In the ancient 
High street burying ground, at Ipswich, at its northeast 
corner, near the tombs and the wall, may be seen a cluster 
of grave stones bearing the name of Caldwell. In the 
midst of these marbles of recent dates, is a slate stone 
inscribed, "Stephen Caldwell, died Jan'y 14th, 1754, 
aged 31." This ancient memorial is on a line with and 
only a few feet from the graves of our ancestors, — John 
and Sarah. No memorial stone was ever 'erected above 
their dust, but the graves are yet pointed out. 

Stephen's brother John Caldwell, could remember his 
great grandmother, Sarah; and, though but five years 
old at the time, he saw her burial ; and he carried his own 
grandchildren in later years to the spot, and told them ; 
and they in turn have told their grandchildren, and thus 
the graves have been kept in mind. 



The story of Sarah, wife of John Caldwell i , is of tender 
interest. As we review it, we shall not wonder that tra- 
ditionary memories give her the gracious record of a loving 
and most thoughtful life. She was one of the earliest born 
babes of the earliest settlers of Ipswich. Her birth month 
was April, 1634, — five months before the town was incor- 
porated. She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Caly) 
Dillingham. Her father died in his early manhood, less 
than a year after she was born. The mother died two 
years later, 1636, leaving the babe in the care of two 
names, most worthy, Mr. Saltonstall and Mr. Appleton. 
Her last expressed wish was the entreaty, "in the bonds 
of christian love,',' that the tiny girl should be "religiously 
educated, if God gave her life." 

Printed pages tell us that the Dillinghams were respect- 
able yeomen of old England. John, the father of Sarah 
Caldwell, with his wife, Sarah (Caly,) came from Leices- 
tershire, in the year 1630. John's brother, Edward Dil- 
lingham, had estate in 1630, at Bitteswell, Co. Leicester ; 
and among the freeholders of that place is his name re- 
corded. Edward came to New England and was at Lynn. 
Later he settled at Sandwich. The Hon. John Dillingham, 
State Senator, was one of his descendants; also Edward 
Dillingham Bangs, Secretary of State. Caldwells only, 
represent John ; Sarah was his only child 

John Dillingham came to New England with John 
Winthrop, Jr. He has the prefix Mr. and was admitted 
freeman, May 19. 1631. At Boston, his name is No. 71 on 
the List of Members, and dead was soon written against it. 

1631, May 3. John Dillingham is on the Jury, " Im- 
panelled to inquire concerning an accon of battry, cora- 
playned of by Thomas Dexter against Capt. Endicott." 

1^33, Sept. 3. By consent of John Dillingham, Richard 
Wright, Thomas Dexter, the differences betwixt them are 
referred to Mr. Endicott and Mr. Nowell, and power is 
granted them by the Court to depose witnesses, heare and 
determine the said differences. 

1634. November. He was in Ipswich, and for his 
home, six acres were granted him, "lying on the west end 


of the town, and on the south side of the great Swamp." 
These acres were near the early homes and families of 
Richard Saltonstall and Samuel Appleton, the two friends 
who were soon to be the widowed Sarah's advisors, and 
then to watch and direct the growth of the orphan babe 
whose name was eventually to be linked with the Cald- 
wells, and to become a cherished memory for continuous 

1634. Given and granted unto Mr. Jo : Dillingham, 
sixty acres of Meadow ground, more or less, lying on the 
Rocky Meadow, and laid out by Mr. William Clarke and 
John Shatswell, the appointed committee for yt. Also 30 
acres of upland ground adjoining unto the same, to him, 
his heirs or assigns. 

1634. Sold marsh lands to William Payne ; and thirteen 
years later, William had "ten acres granted adjoining 
the marsh he bought of Mr. Dillingham." 

In reading the Winthrop Letters, we discover two 
references to our ancestor, Mr. Dillingham. Edward 
Howes, dates a letter to John Winthrop, jr., at London, 
April 18, 1634 : — 

" Wa^bretahoy stira Agawom Sagamore : [Worthy Sir 
Agawam Sagamore :] I sent you per Mr. Dillingham so 
many of the bromoiklets [books] you writt for, as I could 
procure for the present. I am promised the rest this 
sommer, and then by the next following, they shall be 
conveyed to you." 

" To my very good friend, Mr. John Winthrop, at 
Agawom, these present in New England : As for your 
quoddling slips, I hope against Michaelmas next, I shall 
have some to send you, for now tis uoe sending them. I 
have made bold to put a few other bookes to fill vp spare 
room in the box : whereof one is the Contrie farm, which 
I suppose you have alreadie : if you have, be please then, 
l<> let Mr. Samford have myne, or whom else you please. 
If you have it not, be pleased to accept it as a pledge of 
my constant love and respects for you. Thus much con- 
cerning your box of bookes which you shall receive of Mr. 
Dillingham, directed tc you." 

1634. John Dillingham had an adventure of ^304, 
3s. 1 id. on board the ship Sea Flower, due at Boston, in 
November, 1634. Between then and March, 1635, Mr. 
Dillingham had passed into the eternities. Of the illness 
and departure, we find no record. 


The executor of his estate was Richard Saltonstall, Ksq. 
Faithfully he attended to the duties. 

March 7, 1635. The power formerly granted to Mr. 
Dudley, Mr. Endicott and Mr. Bradstreet, is granted to 
Increase Nowell and Thomas Mayhewe, to examine the 
accounts betweene Mr. Richard Saltonstall, Mr. Appleton, 
and Mr. Edward Dillingham. 

Sarah (Caly) Dillingham had for a friend and counsel- 
lor, (besides Nr. Saltonstall,) that most estimable man, 
Gov. Thomas Dudley, who then resided on the High street 
in Ipswich. His homestead was the second lot east of the 
burying ground, "upon which Mr. Dudley hath built an 
house." — 1635. She needed counsel but a brief time. 
July 14, 1636, she signed her will, and was very soon 
carried to burying ground on the hill, and laid beside her 

Her will was kindly and carefully copied for these 
pages by the late David Pulsifer, Esq., — of Ipswich birth 
bui a resident of Boston. He stated to the compiler that 
it was the oldest Ipswich will on record : 

The Will of Sarah (Caly) Dillingham, mother of Sarah (Dillingham) Cald- 
well. July 14, 1636: — 

This is the last will and testament of mee, Sarah Dil- 
lingham, of Ipswich, widowe : 

ffor my soul I comend it into the hands of God in the 
mediacon of Jesus Christ : 

ffor my temporal estate : I give to my only child, Sarah 
Dillingham, my whole estate in lands and goods, (except 
such pticuler legacyes as hereafter are named) : And if my 
child dye before it shall be marryed or attaine to the age 
of one and twenty yeares, then my will is that the same 
shalbe devyded equally betweene my mother, Thomasine 
Caly, my brothers Abraham Caly and Jacob Caly, my 
bister Bull and my sister Base, the wyves of John Bull and 
John Base, and my sisters Rebecca Caly and Anne Caly, 
or such of them as shalbe lyving at the tyme of the death 
of said child ; all wch my mother, brethren and sisters are 
now living in England : 

Also, I give to Mr. Ward, Pastor of the Church at Ips- 
wich, ffive pounds : 

And to Richard Saltonstall, esqr, ten pounds ; and to 
Mrs. Saltonstall, his wife, a silver bowle : 

To Mr. Samuel Appleton ffyve pounds ; and to his wife 
a silver porringer : 


And of this, my will, I make executors the said Mr. 
Saltonstall and Mr. Appleton, committing the educacon 
and government of my said child, and the estate I leave 
her, vnto their faithfull ordering ; intreating them in the 
bonds of Christian Love, to see this my will fulfilled, my 
due debts paid, my body decently buyried, and my child 
religiously educated if God give it life: and that they 
will order the estate as they would doe their owne : 

In wytnes that this is my true will, made in pfect mem- 
ory, though my body be weake and sicke, I publish it after 
it had beene read vnto mee in the presence of those whose 
names are vnder wrytten, this xiiij day of July, 1636. 

Tho : Dudley, Sarah Dillingham. 

Robert Lord, 

Phillip Fowler's [mark] 

The will of Mr. John Dillingham was evidently not put 
upon record. From references in Court registers, Edward, 
his brother, was to receive a share of his estate. This 
occasioned difficulties that were not overcome tor ten years. 

Sept. 6, 1636. It was ordered that Mr. Dudley, Mr. 
Endeeot, and Mr. Bradstreet, or any two of them should 
examine the accounts betweene Mr. Rich'rd Saltonstall 
and Edward Dillingham, and report to the Court how they 
find the estate of John Dillingham and his wife deceased. 

Salem, ye 29th of x'th mo : 1636. Ric'r Saltonstoll, 
Esquire, and Samuel Apleton, both Executors of Sara 
Dillingham p. Thomas Weld their Atterny pi. & Elias 
Stilman deffendt. Jury finds for pis ^4, 10s damage, and 
4s cost. 

1637. To the right worshipfull the Governour, Deputie 
and Assistans : 

May it please your worships, — According to the power 
which was committed to Mr. Nowell and Mr. Mahue 
about my accompt with Mr. Dillingham, they have taken 
much paynes (which I thankfully acknowledge,) and 
have sett me in a fayer way to make a full end for my 
owne particuler. And by reason of Edward Dillingham's 
importunitie to have all things ended between him and 
Mrs. Dillingham deceased : that hee might (as it is meete) 
have that in his owne hand which is due to him by his 
brother's will : the commissioners have therefor appoynted 
a meeting at Meadfonl, uppon the third day of the next 
weeke to that ende : 


I have therefore made bould at this time, (as I thought 
it my dutie,) to acquaint your worships., that Mrs. Dil- 
lingham (in her life time,) did acquainte Mr. Dudley with 
her mind aboute many things betwixt herself and Edward 
Dillingham, (which will need his presence very much,) 
and did rely upon his direction and counsell : and entreat 
his help therein, (when as it should have been ended by 
arbitrators of their own chusing :) I am, therefore, bould 
to think that I am not troublesome to your worships, nor 
offensive in the least kind unto any, if I shall entreat that 
much : that Mr. Dudley may be desired to joyn with Mr. 
Nowell and Mr. Mayhew in this behalfe, and if he cannot 
be at leisure the 3d day of the next weeke, the soonest day 
may be appointed (in regard of Mr. Dillingham,) which 
will suite with his occasions. Your worships to bee com- 
manded. Richard Saltonstall. 

I645. The Report of Increase Nowell and Thomas 
Mayhew on the accounts of John Dillingham's estate. 
Note that William Childs, of Salem, oweth the estate of 
John Dillingham £3 of his wife's passage, unless he swear 
it hath been paid by Mr. Appleton or self. 

The following gleaning, concerning certain debts, con- 
tains a reference by Mr. Saltonstall to the child Sarah, 
then eleven years old : 

"I received 2 steers at £30; a brown heifer, ^16; a 
branded heifer, 17 lbs ; a whyte faced yearling, 9 lbs ; also 
a very poor cow and calf at 6lbs ; (so prized by Mr. Ap- 
pleton and not their worth soe much, as I conceive.) 
Sarah Dillingham hath received beside her part in cattle, 
j£3, 2S. 8d. of Mr. Appleton." 

1645, Oct. 1. Upon ye petition of Rich'd Saltonstall, 
Esq , Mr. Hibbens is appointed with (Mr. Nowell) in ye 
steade of Mr. Mayhewe, to take Mr. Saltonstall accounts 
about ye estate of Jno: Dillingham, deceased. 

In anticipation of crossing the ocean, and stepping once 
more on English soil, Richard Saltonstall presented the 
following : 

1645, Oct. 18. Whereas Rich'rd Saltonstall, Esq'r, 
(Executor to ye estate of Jno: Dillingham, deceased,) 
hath tend'rd his account, whereby it appeareth hee hath 
rec'd to ye value of £932. 12s. 2d. and yt by acc't is 
made paid ^924. 2s. id. it was granted this returne made 
by Mr. Nowell and Mr. Hibbens, (as commissioners in yt 


behalfe,) may be entered and remaine upon record as an 
ord'r of ys Cort, and (in regard of such occasions as during 
my absence in England may arise,) the will of John Dil- 
lingham, and ye will of Sara, his wife, with the inventory, 
to be kept by Mr. Nowell, wch is granted likewise. 

Whereas Rich'd Saltonstall, of Ipswich, Esq., (executor 
to the estate of John Dillingham, deceased,) hath tendred 
his accompt concerning the estate, unto us und'r written, 
being by ord'r of the Gen'rall Corte appointed commis- 
sion'rs to end and determine the same, wee the said com- 
missioners haveing pased and examined the account afore- 
said, do find that the sd Rich'd hath received of the estate 
of John Dillingham aforesaid to the value of nyne hun- 
dred thirty two pounds, twelve shillings, two pence, 
932, 12, 2d. Also we find that the estate of John Dilling- 
ham aforesaid, doth owe, and is indebted unto Rich'rd 
Saltonstall, nyne hundred twenty foure pounds two shil- 
lings and a penny, 924, 2, 1. The said Rich'rd was alowed 
for his disbursement and adventure in the ship Sea flower 
upon a former commission granted by the Quarter Corte, 
the sume of six hundred and foure pounds, three shillings 
and eleven pence. The rest of the aforesaid sum of 924, 
2, 1, is demanded for severall sumes layd out and paid by 
the said Rich'rd (as executor to the estate of the said John 
deceased,) wch remainder together with the aforesaid 
sume of 604, 3, 11, we find due to him the said Rich'rd, 
and do hereby order, that he is and shall be alowed the 
sume of 924, 2, 1, out of the est. of John Dillingham afore- 
said. Further we declare and signify to all or any whom 
it shall concern, that in convenient time, (as by ord'r of 
the Co'rte we are appointed,) it is o'r intent to servey the" 
severall sumes received by Edw'd Dillingham, as also by 
Sarah, ye daughter of John Dillingham, that the estate of 
the said John may be disposed and pporticned according 
to his will. Increase Nowell. 

William Hibbens. 

It is ordered by the Gen'rall Co'rte that this returne 
(concerning the estate and will of John Dillingham, de- 
ceased,) made by Mr. Nowell and Mr. Hibbens (as com- 
missioners in that behalfe,) may be entered by the Secre- 
tary and remaine upon record, and (in regard of such oc- 
casions as during the absence of the said Richard in Eng- 
land may arise,) that the will of John Dillingham, and the 


will of Sarah, his wife, w'th the inventory, shall be kept 
by Mr. Nowell and Mr. Hibbens, that the said Rich'rd 
may be discharged therefor. 

A year later we find another and the last entry concern- 
ing the estate ; the "committee to heare and end ye differ- 
ence," doubtless added a period to all the affairs, and the 
tiresome story finished. John Dillingham had then been 
dead twelve years ; and his orphan daughter was twelve 
years old : 

4 November, 1646. Upon Mr. Wardes pet ition about ye 
ten pouhds demanded by him, ye business is referred to 
Mr. Belliugham and Mr. Audit'r Gen'r who are a comittee 
to hear and end ye difference betweene Mr. Ward and Mr. 
Saltonstall executor of Mr. Dillingham. 

It would be interesting to the children of the several 
generations of Caldwells, if the childhood of our mother, 
Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell, could be traced: In whose 
home was she sheltered ? Did she share the hearthstone 
and table of Saltonstall and Appleton, or did they select 
other homes and hearts to cheer and bless her. Doubtless 
she had the silent sympathy of all who knew of her orphan 
life ; a breath of benediction may have been given her by 
mothers who looked upon her and then turned to gaze 
gratefully upon their own prattling firesides. 

Sarah Dillingham grew from cradle to early woman- 
hood in Ipswich town ; and at nineteen years of age she 
became the wife of John Caldwell, who was ten years her 
senior. She was homeless no more forever. She may not 
have inherited the accumulations of her father, but as the 
years multiplied she was entrusted with treasures better 
than gold, — eight children gathered at her fireside ; and 
records and traditions picture them all as worthy people. 
When old age crept nearer, and the children had secured 
homes of their own ; when the husband had departed to 
the realm unseen, then her son Dillingham and his wife 
Mary (Hart,) cared for every need. She acknowledged 
their filial goodness, and gave them her interest in the 
High street homestead, that was, when all the years were 
counted, earth's choicest spot to her for sixty-seven years. 
And when fifty-five of these sixty-seven years were num- 
bered, she signed the following deed : 


To all christian people to whome this deed of sale shall 
come : Sarah Caldwell, of Ipswitch, in ye County of 
Essex wthin the province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Sendeth Greeting : 

Know ye yt the sd Sarah, widow and Relict of John 
Caldwell, Late of Ipswch afore sayd, deceased, haveing 
by her sayd Husbands Last will and Testamt proved & 
approved the twentieth day of June, 1692 : liberty Given 
her to dispose of any part of his estate for her necessity, 
and haveing for many years past had supply of her son, 
Dillingham Caldwell, for ye supply of her necessity, & 
dureing her naturall Life not knowing how or where to be 
better supplied and taken care of, he and his wife being at 
all time ready to supply her necessities ; yt he may be 
sattisfied & payd for his severall disbursements yt he hath 
hitherto deposited for yt end ; amounting to ye sum of 
about eighty five pounds : and given her vnder his hand 
to make up sd sum one hundred pounds in like species as 
formerly for her future supply of her necessities & support 
all which sd sum sd Sarah doth acknowledg her self fully 
sattisfied and contented with, and of any further payment 
then in hand received & bill taken for, doth hereby fully, 
freely, and absolutely exhonerate, acquitt and discharg 
her sd son, Dillingham Caldwell & his heirs, executors, 
Admintrs. & assigns for ever : 

By these presents ye sd Sarah hath Given, Granted, 
sold, Infeoffed & confirmed, and by these presents doth 
give, grant, bargain, sell, confirme, & deliver vnto said 
Dillingham Caldwell, and his heirs, executors, administrs 
& Assigns, & forever: a Dwelling house, barne, orchard 
and land on which sd buildings stand, Scituate, Lying, & 
being in the Township of Ipswich aforesd, which ye sd 
John Caldwell, her late Husband, dyed seized of. with all 
ye several benefits, profits, ways, easments, Liberties, 
privileges & Comon Right, yt belonged to her sayd Hus- 
baud : in ye Comons of Ipswich, with all the sd Home- 
stead containing one Acre more or Less as bound by ye 
Street at one end, the other end by Land of Lovels, for- 
merly ye one side bounded by Land of Rob't Lord, ye 
other side by Land formerly Joseph Brownes, with all ye 
fruit trees, Gardens, yards, well of water, and whatever 
comodities belong and appertayne therevnto, with all ye 
estate, Right, title, claim & demand of her ye sayd Sarah 


in and to ye Granted pmisses : except dureing sd Sarah's 
natural life, yt the vse and Improvement of yt end of ye 
dwelliug house wherein she now keeps and lodges, wh her 
sd son is to keep in repair, & privilege in ye cellar, and so 
much of ye orchard yearly as will yeild her one barrel of 
Cydar, and make ye Cydar, & put it into ye cellar, and 
apples also for her own spending as formerly. To have 
and to hold all ye granted pmises with all and every the 
appertenants & priviledges vnto him ye said Dillingham 
Caldwell & his heirs, executors, Administrs, & assigns 
forever — except as above excepted, & yt only dureing ye 
naturall life of sd Sarah : and after her decease to enjoy 
ye whole as ye other, without any Lett, Suit, or deniall of 
her ye said Sarah, cr her assignes or any of ye heirs, ex- 
ecutors, Administ'rs or Assigns of her late Husband, John 
Caldwell, deceased : covenanting and promising to and 
with her sd son, that she hath full power and Good right 
to Convey ye same as afore said, and yt he and his heirs, 
&c, shall have & enjoy ye same as an absolute estate of 
Inheritance in Fee Simple, withine any condition or lim- 
itation whatsoever: to alter, change, de , or make 

void ye same : and by her defended in ye quiet and peace- 
able Improvement thereof : 

In testimony of wh sd Sarah hath sett to her hand & 
seal this 19th day of Jan'y, 1709. 

John Caldwell, son of sd Jno. Caldwell, deceased, hav- 
ing by his will ye Liberty of Redemption for himself and 
his heirs, Quit claims to his brother Dillingham & his 
heirs, &c. of ye granted pmisses, as witness his hand and 
seal. Sarah Caldwell, her mark : S. 

John Caldwell. 
Witnesses : 
Neh : Jewett. 
Nathaniel Hart. 
John Holland, Jr. (mark.) 

Essex, ss. In Ipswich, 24 Jan'y, 1709, Sarah Caldwell, 
widow, psonally appeard and acknowledged this instru- 
ment : to be her act and deed, and John Caldwell, her 
son, gave up his right of Redemption, &c. to his sd Bro : 
Dillingham Caldwell. Before me : 

Neh : Jewett, Jus. Pe. 



Before entering upon the Genealogical Records of the 
family, we will glance at the lives of the eight children of 
John and Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell, for, like their 
parents, they seem to be our ancestral tree. We can gath- 
er from records the history of each. Their baptismal 
names were : 

John, married Sarah Foster. 

Sarah, born April 2, 1Q5S, married Joseph Ayres. 

Anna, born Aug. 23, 1661, married John Roper. 

William, died February 19, 1695. 

Dillingham, born March 6, 1667 ; 

married (1) Mary Lord; (2) Mary Hart. 

Nathaniel, born Oct. 18, 1669, m. Abigail Wallingford 

Mary, born Feb. 26, 1671, married Jacob Foster. 

Elisabeth, born Oct. 15, 1675. 
We will trace the names, one by one, as they are found 
on the vital records of Ipswich : 

John was the first born. The earliest reference to him 
is his marriage with Sarah Foster. He was then thirty- 
three years old. This marriage allied him to one of the 
most worthy families of the town. The wedding was 
May-day, 1689. A few weeks earlier than this event, he 
bought a house which proved to be most pleasant to him 
and to two of his sons after him. It was originally the 
Knowlton house. 

February 1, I689. Nathaniel Knowlton, cordwayner,. 
sells John Caldwell, dwelling, barn, orchard, & half acre 
of land : ye Great St. South, Brook st. East, and North 
East land of John Staniford, Northwest formerly part of a 
houselot of Mr. Baker's. 

The land was originally a grant, perhaps, to John 
Baker ; reference is made to his ownership as early as 
1638. May 30. 1670, John Baker, Sen'r, sells John Knowl- 
ton, Sen'r, "part of his houselot in Brook street;" and 
March 12, 1682, Thomas Knowlton, Sen'r, shoemaker, 
deeds to his nephew, Nathaniel Knowlton, shoemaker, 
"my dwelling house, which was some time his father's, an 
half acre of land," &c. Seven years later, John and 


Sarah (Foster) Caldwell made it their home for life. 

It was beautifully located, on the Town Hill-top, with 
extensive outlooks, especially to the east and south. The 
house was taken down within the memory of Mr. Abram 
Caldwell, [died Feb. 4, 1894,] whose grandfather was 
born in it. He described it as two stories, with the old- 
time two-story porch in front. A cart road passed in front 
of it, from Brook st. along the hilltop, till it turned, a 
right angle, into North Main street. 

1691, 2d. 91110. John Caldwell, Jr., and John Staniford 
take an inventory of the estate of William Searle, of Row- 
ley, deceased 7th, 9 mo. 1690. 

1692. He is one to take an inventory of the estate of 
Simon Tuttle. 

1697. His name appears in account with the estate of 
Thomas Abbott, of Andover. 

1697-8. He is Field Driver and Hayward. 

1700, Jan. 16. Seat No. 8, new Meeting-house. 

1707-8. His name is in the list of commons. 

1708-9. One of the signers to a petition to General 
Court. See Hutchinson, page 511. 

1717. Appointed Surveyor. 

1719-20. Sarah (Foster,) his wife, has the 4th seat 
assigned her in the Meeting-house. 

1721. He calls himself "weak in body;" and Feb. 7, 
1721-2, just two weeks after the dying day of his mother, 
he departed this life. 

Feb. 19, 1723. Estate valued at ,£303, 13s. 4d. Wear- 
ing apparel, £6, 18s. 6d. Books, 30s. Firearms, 20s. 
Two cows, a yearling calf, seventeen sheep, eight lambs, 
one swine. 

Also, the house and homestead ; all the buildings ; old 
and new common rights ; land on Manning's Neck, salt 
marsh on Bagwell's, and the six acre lot on Plum Island. 

His will, proved Feb. 28, 1721-2 : 

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Caldwell, of Ips- 
wich, in ye County of Essex, in New England, being 
weak of body but of a disposing mind, considering my 
family doe make this my last will and Testament, wherein 
I give my soul to God who gave it me, & my body to 
decent buryall att ye discretion of my friends, in hopes 
of a Joyfull Ressurrection ; and as touching of outward 
estate which God hath been pleased to give me, I give 
and disposeth as followeth : 


Imprimis : I give to my well beloved wife, Sarah, the 
sole use and improvement of all my estate, both real and 
personal, after my debts and funeral charges are paid, so 
long as she shall remain a widow ; all but yt cellar next 
the street, which Jacob fitted up, the use and improvement 
of that I give him during his mother's life. 

Item : I give to my daughter, Martha Rindge, after 
mine and my wife's decease, six pounds out of my estate, 
with what I have already given her, as her sufficient 

Item : I give to my daughter, Sarah Caldwell, after our 
decease as aforesaid, also six pounds, together with what 
she has already received, and what is now preparing 
for her. 

I give and bequeathe all the rest of my estate, both real 
and personal, which shall then remain after all the debts 
and duty be performed and discharged, to my three sons, 
viz. John. Jacob and William. The one half in equal 
proportions to Jacob and William, to them, also, in equal 
proportions ; and the other half to my son, John Caldwell, 
whom I make sole executor to doe, perform and execute 
this my will. I also empower him, my sd executor, in 
case my stock shall not be sufficient to pay my debts and 
legacies * * * right of wood land in Chebacco, to enable 
him to discharge ye same. 

Further, my will is, that whereas two of my sons, John 
and Jacob, have already received something in way of 
portion, my son John Caldwell, ^23, and my son Jacob 
£3, that this ^26 be accounted to them as much in pro- 
portion in division for time to come. 

And in testimony that this is my last will and testament 
removing all other former wills, I hereunto set my hand 
and seal this 23 day of November, 1721. 

Witnesses : John Caldwell. 

John Dennis. 
John Potter. 
Robert Lord. 

John, the eldest son, administered wisely and honestly. 
July io, 1724, he was slain by the Indians; a family grief 
that embalmed his memory, and transmitted it to the 
present day. 

Sarah Caldwell, the second child of the first family, 


married Joseph Ay res. She was twenty-five years old 
when she entered her own home. She became the mother 
of five children ; but the sad story revealed by the records 
is, that death entered the home ; she early left them 
motherless. Her husband's father, Capt. John Ayres, 
removed to Brookfield with his family, and in 1675, became 
a victim of the Indian tomahawk. Joseph, the husband 
of Sarah, having married Hannah Dutch, went later to 
Brookfield and bought his father's homestead. 

Anna Caldwell, the third child, married, when thirty- 
two years old, John Roper of Ipswich. He was a man of 
considerable wealth, and was evidently regarded as a 
reliable townsman. The graves of Anna and John Roper 
are marked by head-stones : 

Here Lies Mrs. Anne Roper, wife of Mr. John Roper, 
Died Sept. ye 4, 1721, aged 60. 

William Caldwell, the fourth child, died when early 
manhood began to ripen, and the steady pursuit of life 
naturally occupied hands and thought. He is registered 
as "cooper;" and evidently, like many Ipswich boys, he 
had also a relish for the sea. 

One little glimpse of his boy-life, revealed by the Town 
Books, indicates that he was a reliable youth : 

" Agreed with John Caldwell for his son William to 
keep the flock on the north side of the river." 

He was at that date about fourteen years old. The 
flock consisted of the cows that were feasted on the way- 
side grass, in limited localities, watched by daj^, and 
driven to a certain stake at sunset. 

In 1694, "being bound to sea, and calling to mind ye 
'uncertain estate of this transitory life," he made his will. 
It may be that health was frail and strength uncertain : 

In the name of God, Amen: this Eighteenth day of 
June, Annoq Domini, 1694, I William Caldwell, of Ips- 
wich, in county of Essex, in province of Massachusetts 
bay, cooper, being of good and perfect memory, thanks 
being to Almighty God, being bound to sea, and calling 
to mind ye uncertain estate of this transitory life, do make, 
constitute and ordain and declare this my last will & tes- 
tament, in manner and form following, hereby revoking 
and annulling all other and former wills and Testaments, 


made by me, whether in word or in writing, and this be 
taken as my last will and testament and none other : — 

and first being sorry, from the bottom of my heart, 
for my sins past, and most humbly desiring forgive- 
ness for the same, I give and commit my soul unto Al- 
mighty God, my Saviour and redeemer, in whom,- and by 
ye merits of Jesus Christ, I trust assuredly to be saved. 

And now for ye settling of such goods and debts as it 
hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give, 
and dispose as follows : 

first — I will that all those debts and dutyes as I owe in 
right or conscience to any manner of person whatsoever 
shall well and truly be paid., or ordained to be paid, with- 
in convenient time after my decease by my executor here- 
after named. 

I give and bequeathe unto my two brothers, Dillingham 
and Nathaniel, ten shillings a piece in convenient time 
after my decease to be paid them. 

I give and bequeathe unto my four sisters, viz., Sarah 
Ayres, Anna Roper, Elisabeth and Mary, after my de- 
cease, ten shillings a piece. 

I give and bequeathe all ye residue of my estate unto 
my dear mother and brother John, equally to be divided 
between them. 

And I do hereby ordain and constitute my beloved 
brother John, sole executor. William Caldwell. 

Witnesses : 
John Staniford. 
Samuel Bridges. 
Margaret Staniford. 

In less than two years the death-door was reached, and, 

March 30, 1696, the will was proved. The first broken 

tie in the home circle of the children. 

The inventory interests us as it gives a glimpse of the 

"goods and debts" of a young man who was entering upon 

real life, two hundred years ago : 

Shop and tools £13 q q 

Apparel IO 1 e 

Cash H J 7 2 

Due from debts jg 

^56 8 5 


June 21, 1697, Cash rec'd since ^32 14 5 

Debts to be paid 10 16 5 

^78 16 5 
The will has an armorial seal, — a chevron between 
three cronells, or antique crowns. The same seal is found 
in the will of Obadiah Wood, 1694, and Mrs Rebekah 
Symonds, widow of Dep. Gov. Symonds, 1695. It is sup- 
posed to be the seal of John Staniford who witnessed 
each of these wills and evidently wrote them. 

Dillingham Caldwell, the fifth child, was a weaver ; 
and evidently perfected himself in the art ; for we find in 
family paper*, 1691, May 14, that an agreement was made 
between William Parsons, of Boston, and Dillingham 
Caldwell, that Parsons should teach Dillingham "the art 
of making sloas and harnesses used in weaving." Par- 
sons to receive therefor, ^5 ; and six weeks work "after 
the art was obtained." 

Dillingham was twenty-five years old when he was in 
Boston ; and he doubtless enjoyed the weeks of busier life 
"in town," and came home with broader thought and 
perception. He was the most influential of the first family 
of Ipswich Caldwells ; and his name has been kept in fresh 
remembrance by every generation. 

He tasted the cup of grief when he was thirty-two years 
of age; for "in the month of October, 1698, his wife, Mary 
(Lord) Caldwell, and her two children were laid in quiet 
graves. The old homestead on High street was a house of 
grief, surely. 

His second wife, Mary, was the daughter of Lieut. 
Thomas and Mary (Norton) Hart. 

1683. Dillingham is one of A List of their names who 
have taken the oath of allegiance at Ipswich. 

1692, Dec. 18, he affirms, legally, that John Staniford, 
of Ipswich, in the Massachusetts province, bought a p'cell 
of Land, at Winter Harbour, Mayn, of John Honewell, 
for fifteen Shillings. It seems probable from references, 
that Dillingham made an excursion to the Pine State. 

1697. He enters two horses, — 1 dark coll'rd horse colt, 
and 1 Dun Mare, with a black list on her back. 

1695-6-7, and 1704-5. He is Tythingman. 


1709-10. Constable. 

1712, July 22. Received of Dillingham Caldwell, late 
Constable, in full of all notes, both of Town and Province, 
which was committed to him by ye Selectmen of Ipswich 
by Lists to collect and pay to myself. 

Received by me, Nath'll Knowlton, Late Treasurer. 

1712-13. Surveyor. 

17 16. Fence Viewer. 
1717 to 1725. Selectman. 
1719-20, 1739. Tythingman. 

1699. He subscribes three shillings for the "bigger" 
Meeting-house bell. 

1699, Jan. 3. He and his brother-in-law, John Roper, 
buy three acres of Common Field of Jeremiah Dow. 

1700. He bought of Col. Francis Wainwright two and 
a halt acres of upland mowing, in westerly part of Com- 
mon Fields. 

1704-5. Dillingham and Thomas Lull buy ten acres of 
woodland at Rowley, south side of Houndsley Hill. 

1717-18. Dillingham buys Goodman Lull's share of 
the Rowley woodland. 

171 1, May 19. He bought half lot on Jeffries Neck of 
Joseph ffiske ; 

Also, Lot 63, Jeffries Neck, of John Warner ; 

Also, Four acres at Muddy River Road, of Anthony 
and Elisabeth Louden. 

1711, Oct. 23. Bo't Joseph Plummer's Lot on Jeffries 

17 14, Feb. He bought an acre marsh lot of Nathaniel 

1 7 1 4. Philip Fowler, had land "up ye Hill, adjoining 
Dilli'm Caldwell." 

1 7 1 7 , Aug. 27. He bought four and a half acres of 
marsh in Ipswich, of John Adams, of Huntington, Co. 
Suffolk, Nassau Island, Province of New York. 

1720-21, Fell. 4. Bought two thatch lots of the Town. 

1723, Dec. 26. Samuel Hart, aged 78, John Dennison, 
aged 75, Jonathan Lummus, aged 75, affirmed that for 
sixty years there had been a highway to the Gutter "Lot, 
now possessed by Dillingham Caldwell, and "wee noe no 
other way to ye Lott." 

1725. The following effort was made to organize a new 
Parish and Church in the South part of Ipswich : 


1725, November ye 17th. It was then voted that Thom- 
as Berry, Esq., Samuel Wallis, Jr., Mr. Edw : Eveleth, 
Capt. Danie] Rindge, Serg't Dillingham Caldwell, Mr. 
Thomas Norton, Lieut. Nath'll Hart and Mr. John Baker, 
be and hereby are chosen a Com'te to consider of a peti- 
tion now presented by sundry Inhabitants, &c. 

It was an unsuccessful petition ; and the South Parish 
was not "set off" until after the death of Dillingham, when 
his family united with it, and his descendants to the third 
generation worshipped there. The effort of 1725 resulted, 
however, in Sunday sermons in winter time at Candle- 
wood, and elsewhere on the outskirts of Ipswich, and in 
1747 the new Parish was established. 

1729. Dillingham hired land of John Gaines ; rent, 19s. 

173°. June 22, Nath'll Caldwell, weaver, Jacob Caldwell 
cordwainer, William Caldwell, joyner, sold Dillingham 
Caldwell their portion of "the Bagwell Island." 

1731, Dec. 13. He gives an affirmation concerning "ye 
mark of horses and sheep yt goe upon ye Common." 

1732,. Oct. Bought one-fourth acre Neck Land of John 
Hart, son of Thomas Hart, and nephew of Samuel Hart. 

1732. Bought of the heirs of Francis Wainwright, four 
acres north Common Fields. 

1735. Appointed guardian of Lidia Kimball. 
His will is dated Dec. 21, 1742 : 

In the name of God. Amen. I, Dillingham Caldwell, 
of Ipswich, in the County of Essex, in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, weaver, being ad- 
vanced in age, but, through the goodness of God unto me, 
am all this time of good understanding and of perfect mind 
and memory : Do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament : 

Principally and first of all, I give my soul to God who 
gave it, Hoping through the meritt and mediateon of my 
Lord Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain the remission of all 
my sins, and to inheritt eternal life. 

My- body I commit to the Earth to be buried in Chris- 
tian like manner at the discretion of my exec'or, hereafter 
named. And touching such Temporal estate as it hath 
pleased God in his providence to bestow upon me, I give, 
bequeathe & dispose of ye same in ye following manner 
& form : 

Imp. my will is that all my just debts & funeral charge 
be paid out of my estate by Executor. 


It: I give unto my well beloved wife for her use during 
the term she shall remain my widow, the improvement of 
the Easterly end of ray dwelling house, viz. The lower 
room and chamber ; and so much room in the garret as 
she shall have occasion to Improve : and Room convenient 
for her in ray great cellar. Also. I give unto my said 
wife, all my household goods, to entirely be at her disposal 
as she shall see cause, to my children and grand children. 

Also, I give to my wife yearly, and every year she shall 
remain a widow, ten bushells of Indian corn, two Bushels 
of Rie. two bushells of malt, one hundred pounds of Pork, 
eighty pounds of beef, one barrel cyder, a milch cow that 
shall be kept for her use winter and summer, and the calf 
such cow may bring, and four ews kept for her summer 
and winter, and ye lambs such ews may bring ; and six 
pounds flax a Year, and so many apples as she may want 
for her own use, and sufficient firewood for her use, 
brought to her door, cut and carried into her room, where 
we now dwell. Also two gallons of oyl. 

Item. I give unto my daughter, Sarah Hart, ye sum of 
eighty pounds, old tenor, to be paid in two years next 
ensuing my decease. 

Item. I give unto ye children of my daughter, Mary 
Lord, the sum of eighty pounds, old tenor, each one of 
them to have an equal part thereof, and to be paid in man- 
ner following : the first child to have its part within the 
space of two years from ye time I have sett for ye paying 
my daughter, Sarah Hart. The Second child shall be 
paid within two years from ye time I have sett for ye pay- 
ing ye first, betweeu every child's payment successively, 
until they are all paid ; and or either of said children shall 
decease before they come of age, the portion I have given 
such shall be equally divided among the surviving chil- 
dren of my deceased daughter Mary. 

The whole of my estate both Real, personal or moveable 
that is not before given in this my will, I give and be- 
queathe unto my Son Daniel Caldwell, and unto his heirs 
and assigns forever, to his and their sole proper use, bene- 
fit and behoof. 

Item. And my will is that my said Son Daniel shall 
yearly provide for ray wife, as aforesaid, and shall pay all 
ye legacys given in this my will at ye respective time of 
payment, as aforesaid. 


And I do Hereby constitute and appoint my sd Son 
Daniel to be sole exector of this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment, and I do hereby revoke and make void all other 
will or exec'rs by me at any time before made or named. 
Ratifying, allowing and confirming this and no other to 
be my last will & testament. In witness where of I have 
sett my hand and seal this 21 Day of December, Annoqo 
Domino, 1742. Dillingham Caldwell. 

Witnesses : 
Samuel Lord. John Pinder. Samuel Wait. 

Mary (Hart) Caldwell's will: October 19, 1745. She 
survived Dillingham, her husband, three years : 

* * I give and bequeathe to my well beloved and only 
son Daniel, an adz, two augres, a guage, shaves, chisels, 
— which tools I had out of ye estate of my honored uncle, 
Samuel Hart, of Ipswich, deceased, and a small desk, or 
box : which considering the large portion my late husband, 
his father, gave him, of his estate, I think to be sufficient 
portion for him. 

I give to my well-beloved only surviving daughter, 
Sarah Caldwell, wife of Nathaniel Hart, ye 3d, of Ipswich, 
Currier, one moiety or half part of my estate, both real 
and personal, that is not already given away, by her and 
her heirs to be freel3' possessed and enjoyed. 

I give to my beloved grandchildren, Mary, Sarah, Elis- 
abeth, Jeremiah, Lydia, Ebenezer Lord, children of my 
dear deceased daughter, Mary Lord, wife of Jeremiah 
Lord, of Ipswich, carpenter, the other moiety or half part 
of my estate, both real and personal. 

* * my well beloved sons-in-law app. administrators, — 
Jeremiah Lord and Nathaniel Hart, 3d. 

Witnesses : Mary [ X ] Caldwell. 

John Dennison. Nathan Foster. Bethia Dennison. 

Nathaniel Caldwell was the sixth child and youngest 
boy, of the first family ; and his life was evidently quiet 
and retired. He was a weaver, and had a comfortable 
home, though his days were sprinkled with grief, for he 
followed seven of his ten children to the grave, 

1702. He had a seat assigned him in the Meeting-house. 

1707-8. His name is on the List of Commoners. 

1713. He bought a house for ^34. 


The house owned and occupied by Nathaniel Caldwell, 
1 7 13-1768, was located on what is now the westerly half of 
the High street Burying-ground. He bought it of Samuel 
Smith, in 17 13. It was previously owned by George 
Smith, deceased, the father of Samuel ; and its westerly 
boundary was the homestead of Thomas Smith, another 
son of George. 

At the death of Nathaniel, the house was possessed by 
John Caldwell, his only surviving son : and at the death 
of John, it was purchased by Jeremiah Day, who cared for 
Martha Caldwell, the aged widow of John, as long as she 

Joseph Smith of High street, who died May 16, 1881, in 
his 99th year, a grandson of Thomas Smith mentioned 
above, remembered John and Martha Caldwell, and their 
old home. John was called " Honesty John," by the 
town's people. The house was two-storj^, the 'half-house' 
style, that is, but one room and hall in length. It had a 
thatched roof. Mr. Smith could remember no later roof of 
that description. 

Nathaniel Caldwell's will : 

Item : My will is that my now wife Abigail shall 
have ye improvement of a convenient room in my dwelling 
house and cellar, during her natural life. Such a room as 
shee shall chose in my said dwelling house. 

Also, my will is that my exec'or here after named shall 
find and provide for my sd wife all necessaries for her 
maintenance and comfortable sustinance during her nat- 
ural life : firewood sufficient for her comfort : cut and 
carried into ye room she shall choose : 

Also, to provide for my wife one barrel of cider yearly, 
and every year, during her natural life, and to give her 
a decent burial] at her death. 

Item: I give unto my daughter Mary twenty-five 
pounds in Hills of credit, to be paid within ye space of two 
years next ensuing ye day of my decease, to be paid by my 

Item : I give unto my daughter Hannah, twenty-five 
pounds in bills of credit, to be paid her within two years 
next after my decease, to be paid by my executor. 

Item : The whole of ye rest and residue of my estate, 
Real and personal and movable, I give and bequeathe unto 
my son, John Caldwell, and to his heirs and assigns 


And I do hereby constitue and appoint my sd Son John 
to be sole ex'r of this my last will and testament. 
Witnesses : Nathaniel Caldwell. 

Philip Fowler. John Wood. Jacob Caldwell. 

Mary Caldwell was the seventh child and third daugh- 
ter of the first family. At the age of 24, she married Jacob 
Foster, who was in later years styled Deacon. He had 
a relative in Ipswich who was also " Dea. Jacob Foster." 
Mary died in 1709. aged thirty-seven years. She left 
five small children. Her gravestone, in the High street 
Burying-ground, is the oldest memorial of any of the 
Caldwell family : 

Here lies buried Mary 

ye wife of Jacob Foster 

who Dyed April ye 2 

1709, aged 37. 

Elisabeth Caldwell, the eighth child, and the youngest, 
outlived them all. She died in May, 1752, aged seventy- 
seven years. She left no footprints, and her path we can- 
not trace. Her birth, her specified seat in the Meeting- 
house, the records of the legacies left her by her father 
and brother William, and the date of her death, are all the 
fragments of a life of threescore and seventeen years : 

Born, October 15, 1675. 

Hind-most seat in the Meeting-house, 1702-3. 

Died May, 1752. 


^•epieeirogicseir Reeordg. 

John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, Ipswich, 1654, 

and their Descendants. 


Note. When a numeral is prefixed, the name is to re-appear in the follow- 
ing generation. 

John Caldwell,, was born in England, in 1624 ; 
was in Boston, 1643 ; [see page 12 ;] a resident of Ipswich, 
1654. He died July 7, 1692; his will was proved, Sept. 28, 
1692. He married Sarah Dillingham, born in Ipswich, 
April, 1634, died in the home on Highstreet, still occupied 
by descendants, January 26, 1721-2. [See page 21. J 
Their children : 

2 John, married Sarah Foster; died Feb. 7, 1721-2. 

3 Sarah, born April 2, 1658, married Joseph Ayres. 
Anna, born August 23, 1661, married John Roper. 

[See page 33.] 

4 William, died Feb. 19, 1695. [See page 33.] 

5 Dillingham, born March 6, 1666; married (1) Mary 

Lord ; (2) Mary Hart ; he died May 3, 1745. 

6 Nathaniel, born October 18, 1669, married Abigail 

Wallingford ; he died December 13, 1738. 

7 Mary, born February 26, 1671, married Jacob Foster, 

died April 2, 1709. 
Elisabeth, born Oct. 15, 1675, died May, 1752. 


2. John Caldwell, yeoman, son of John 1, and Sarah 
(Dillingham,) married Sarah Foster, daughter of Dea. 
Jacob and Martha (Kinsman) Foster, May 1, 1689. She 
died July 11. 1721-2. He died February 7, 1721-2. Their 
beautifully located home, on the hill-top, corner of Brook 
street, is referred to in the sketch, page 30. 


Their seven children : 

8 Martha, born August 28, 1690, married (1) Stephen 

Ayres ; (2) Daniel Rindge: (3) John Wood. 

9 John, born August 19, 1663.; m. Elisabeth Lull. 

10 Jacob, born Feb. 26, 1694-5; m - Rebekah Lull. 

11 Sarah, born July 16, 1696-7 ; m. Abr. Knowlton. 
Abigail, born May 14, 1700, died Nov. 7, 1700. 
Anna, born Jan. 18, 1702, died Oct. 15, 1720, 8e. 18. 

12 William, born Jan. 17, 1708 ; m. Lydia Lull. 

3. Sarah Caldwell, dau. of John 1 and Sarah (Dilling- 
ham,) born April 2, 1658, married Joseph Ayres, son of 
Capt. John Ayres, June 9, 1684. Their children : 

Sarah, born August 5, 1685. 

Elisabeth, born Jan. 28, 1687, married Aaron Kim- 
ball, Feb. 5, 1716-17. Inscriptions : Here Lyes 
ye Body of Mr. Aaron Kimball, Dec'd Feb. ye 
12, 1728-9, in ye 37th year of his age. 
Aaron, Son of Aaron and Elizabeth Kimball, 
died Nov. 1731, in the 14th Year of his age. 

John, born February 26, 1692-3. 

William, born September 13, 1696. 

Benjamin, born December 16, 1700. 

4. William Caldwell, son of John 1, and Sarah (Dilling- 
ham,) lived, we judge, till he was thirty years old. He 
died in 1696. For a glimpse of his life, see page 33. 

5. Dillingham Caldwell, son of John 1, and Sarah (Dil- 
lingham,) born March 6, 1666, died May 3, 1745, aged 79 
years. [See page 35.] He married (1) Mary Lord; she 
died Oct. 21, 1698. Her two children : 

Mary, born Nov. 3, 1695, died Oct. 3, 1698. 

Daniel, born Aug. 30, died Oct. 23, 1698. 
The mother and her two children died the same sorrowful 
month, — October, 1698. 

He married (2) Mary Hart, daughter of Lieut. Thomas 
and Mary (Norton) Hart; she was born Aug. 25, 1665, 
and died Sept 19, 1748. Her six children : 

Mary, born June 9, died July 7, 1700. 

13 Daniel, born Oct. 5, 1701, m. Elisabeth Burley. 

14 Mary, born Sept. 28, 1703, m. Jeremiah Lord. 
Sarah, bap. July 8, 1705, died early. 


15 Sarah, bap. Sept. 3, 1707, m. Nathaniel Hart, 3d. 
John, bap. May 10, 1710, died early. 

6. Nathaniel Caldwell, son of John 1, and Sarah (Dil- 
lingham) born Oct. 18, 1669. [See page 39.] He married 
Abigail Wallingford, Feb. 12, 1703, died Dee. 13, 1768. 
They had ten children, but no grandchildren, and the 
family became extinct : — 

Abigail, born November 8, 1705, died early. 

John, born Sept. 19, 1708, died Dec. 17, 1792, aged 

eighty-four years ; he married (1) Mercy Dun- 

nels, pub. Jan. 7, 1748 ; she died Feb. 23, 1783; 

he married (2) widow Martha Foster ; she died 

August 10, 1799. 
Abigail, born July 7, 1710, died early. 
Nathaniel, born Oct. 3, 1711, died Sept. 4, 1733, 

aged twenty-two years. 
Abigail, born June, 1713, died early. 
Sarah, born Feb. 27, 1715, died August 31, 1733, 

aged eighteen years. 
Mary, born May 26, 1717 ; unmarried. 
Anna, born August 23, 1719, died early. 
Martha, born June, 1721, died May, 1722. 
Hannah, born June, 1724 ; unmarried. 

7. Mary Caldwell, daughter of John 1, and Sarah (Dil- 
lingham,) born Feb. 26, 1671 ; married JacoW Foster, son 
of Dea. Jacob and Abigail (Lord) Foster, grandson of 
Reginald Foster. The wedding day was March 5, 1696, 
she being 24 years old. She died at 37 years, leaving five 
small children. [See inscription, page 41.] 

The Reginald Foster House, it is thought, is now in 
possession of Daniel S. Burnham. 

The children of Mary (Caldwell) and Jacob : 
Jacob, born May 9, 1697. 
William, born May 11, 1699. 
Mary, born March 9, March 9, 1700-1, 

married Jacob Louden, 1721. 
Abigail, born September 27, 1703, 

married William Holland, 1724. 
Israel, born March 3, 1706-7. 



8. Martha Caldwell, daughter of John 2, and Sarah 
(Foster,) born Aug. 28, 1690, married (1) Stephen Ayres, 
Feb. 28, 1712 ; (2) Daniel Rindge ; he was killed by the 
Indians, 1724; (3) John Wood, pub. 11 Feb. 1726. Her 
children : 

Daniel Rindge, bap. Jan. 29, 1720; 

married Mary Kimball. 
Anna Rindge, bap. June 16, 1723, died April 15, 1730. 

9. John Caldwell, son of John 2, and Sarah (Foster,) 
born August 19, 1692, and was slain by the Indians on the 
shore of Maine, July io, 1724, aged thirty-two years. He 
married, when twenty-three years of age, Elisabeth Lull, 
Nov. 5, 1715, the daughter of Thomas and Rebekah (Kim- 
ball) Lull She married (2) Edmund Heard, May 17, 
1732, and died June 27, 1726, aged 74 years. 

John Caldwell was one of the ruddy boys who naturally 
took to the sea. It is said that six thousand of the New 
England boys of that old-time generation, preferred ocean 
to land. He owned his shallop, and "sailed to the east- 
ward." On the tenth of July, 1724, his boat was near 
Penobscot. Daniel Rindge was with him, the husband of 
his sister Martha. The shallop of Capt. Sylvanus Lake- 
man, of Ipswich, was in sight, — the Sylvanus whose wife 
was Mary Lull, sister of Elisabeth, the wife of Capt. John 

An Indian privateer suddenly came in sight, and opened 
guns upon Capt. John's boat ; and he and his crew were 
slain. Favoring winds carried Sylvanus back to Ipswich 
with the deathly tidings. At Penobscot was a captive, — 
Joseph Goodhue, of Ipswich. He was taken June 22, 
1724. The scalps of the Caldwell crew were jeeringly 
rubbed in his face. 

Ipswich was stirred with the intelligence brought by 
Sylvanus Lakeman. Sixteen of her sons declared their 
readiness to pursue the enemy. Mr. John Wainwright 
applied to Lieut. Gov. Dummer, [Gov. Shute was in Eng- 
land,] and Sylvanus Lakeman was commissioned to sail 
with the sixteen noble men, to Maine. Dr. Jackson and 
twenty men were commissioned to sail from old Kittery. 
Niles finishes the painful historical story : 


" Doct'r Jackson from Kittery, and Sylvanus Lakeman 
from Ipswich, gave them chase, and fired on them with 
their small arms. Although the enemy had two great 
guns and four pateraros, which did damage to their 
shrouds, yet the}'' pursued and drove them into Penobscot. 
And there being a great body of Indians to cover them, 
our men thought unadvisable to follow any further." 

The name of Sylvanus Lakeman has been held in grate- 
ful remembrance by the Caldwells. John, son of the slain 
man, and Abigail (Hovey,) his wife, gave the name of 
Sylvanus to one of tbeir boys; and the name has been 
repeated and most worthily borne by the successive gen- 

The estate of John Caldwell was not settled by Probate, 
until 1738, when his son John attained to the age of 21 
years, and administered, and the property was legally 
divided. The estimate of the property was ^550 ; it con- 
sisted of the "mansion house," stored with homely com- 
forts, marsh, woodland, mowing lots. 

March 22, 1717-18, Capt. John's father had given him a 
half acre in Brook street, "planted with apple trees," 
— street westerly ; south and east John Dennis' land ; 
north on widow of John Newman's land." We think he 
built his home in this apple orchard ; for, in 1738, the 
homestead is thus defined, in the settlement and division 
of the estate : To widow Elisabeth (Lull) Caldwell, alias 
Heard : — 

' The Northerly end of the mansion house from the 
middle of the chimney, with one third of the cellar, and 
liberty to and from the well ; and a piece of land at the 
northerly end of the homestead, bounded two rods and 
three feet from the westerly corner of said homestead by 
the lane, from thence up the hill to Mr. Dennis' land, and 
said Dennis land two rods and three feet to corner, south 
part by John Dennis and John Spillar's land to the corner 
first mentioned." 

The inventory was rendered 1739: 
' Essex, ss. Administration of all and singular, &c, of 
John Caldwell, Fisherman, deceased, intestate, granted to 
his son, John Caldwell, who gave bond with Philip Lord 
and Nath'l Day, as sureties, to exhibit an Inventory by 
the first Monday of January next, and to render acc't by 
April. 1739." 



The personal estate was ,£85, 6, 6. The real estate con- 
sisted of mansion house and land, two acres at Muddy- 
River, old right in Long Lots, lot in Chebacco Woods, 
new right and old right in Jeffries Neck, ,£376 ; cash re- 
ceived of Widow Lull and John Dennis, and cash in hand, 
— made the entire amount, ^561, 13s. 2d. and ,£15, 2s. to 
be deducted for debts. 

The inventory of the "Personal estate" as "shown by 
the widow Elisabeth Caldwell, [alias Heard,]" is a curi- 
ous enumeration of old-time house-keeping conveniences : 

Bed and bolster colored chest 

Good pewter, old pewter white chest 

Glass ware, earthern ware 


Silver £5 

bed, bolster, pillows 

Looking glass 

3 pr cotton & linen sheets 

5 pillow biers 

Nead cloth 

Seven tow sheets 

9 linen Napkins & 

Table Cloth 
Fustian & Silk blankets 
2 muslin neckcloths & 

fustian Jacket 
2 towels and 3 blankets 
suit of curtains & vallens 
bedstead & bed cord 
oval table 
wooden ware 
box iron and heaters 


mortar & pestle 

baskets, scales, weights and 

Old gun, sword, iron 
gt chair, 6 black chairs 
3 coverlids 
7 white chairs 
Table, cradle 
meal chest, beetle 
mugs, andirons, slice & tongs 
underbed, bedsteads 
chests, 2 skillets 
warming pan 
pots, kettle, pot hooks 
brass skimmers 
bed, bolster, pillows 
under bed coverlet 
Iron back, frying pan 

bottles, stone jugs, ax 
valued at ^"85, 6s. 6d. 
The four children of John and Elisabeth (Lull :) 

16 John, born July 11, 1717, married (1) Abigail 

Hovey ; (2) widow Ruth Wells. 
Thomas, born May 10, 1719, died May 11, 1725. 

17 Aaron, April 18, 1721, m. (1) Esther Burnham, 

(2) Eliza Treadwell. 

18 Stephen, born June 30, 1723. 

10. Dea. Jacob Caldwell, son of John 2 and Sarah (Fos- 
ter,) born Feb. 26, 1694-5, died July 17, 1744, aged 49 yrs. 
When 23 years old he married Rebekah Lull, pub. Oct. 18, 
1718. She was born Nov. 26, 1794, and was the daughter 
cf Thomas, Jr. and Rebekah (Kimball) Lull. She m. (2) 


Samuel Goodhue, schoolmaster, and went to New Hamp- 
shire to live. 

Dea. Jacob Caldwell's home was on the hill-top on the 
westerly corner of Brook street, which had previously 
been in possession of the Knowltons, and sold by Nath'l 
Knowlton to John Caldwell, his father ; and evidently 
purchased of the heirs of his father's estate, by Dea. Jacob; 
from him it descended to his son Abraham, who was the 
last of the Caldwells to dwell under its pleasant roof. 
[See page 30.] 

Dea. Jacob Caldwell is traditionally remembered as a 
man of singular religious devotion, deeming it not merely 
the duty of his office, but a privilege to visit and pray with 
the sick and needy. A grandchild's testimony was : ' He 
was careful alike of the temporal and the spiritual wants." 

April 18, 1748, his sons Jacob and Abraham were em- 
powered to settle his estate. 

Oct. 24, 1748, his sons James and Jacob acknowledged 
that they had received from their brother Abraham, each, 
^61, is. 7d. "their full part" of the estate ; and the next 
da}\ Abraham registers "uncle James Foster's receipt," 
the sum of ,£122, 3, 2, which is Samuel Caldwell's and 
John Caldwell's "full part of the estate of their honoured 
father, Dea. Jacob Caldwell." 

Still later we find a brotherly breath from Jacob and 
John, directed " To Mr. Abraham Caldwell, in Ipswich," 
and dated at — 

Cambridge, May 25, 1755. 

Loveing brother : thease Lines are with our Love to 
you, hopeing they will find you in as good helth as they 
leave us. We are in Good helth. We desire you will see 
cuzon Nathan Foster and ask him to come and settle with 
us, or send word when he is Ready that we may come and 
finish with htm: for we think itt is best for us to settle, 
and not to Leave it to generations to come. So Leaveing 
him we Return to you. 

We should be glad to see you here, or to hear from you : 
for we hardly heare from you three times a year. We ex- 
pect father and mother here today : brother Josiah came 
from there Lately, <S: they were well when he came from 
there. [The parents of John's wife, and her brother.] 

Remember our love to cuzon John Caldwell, and all our 
Relations there. So no more at present. Our Love to 


your wife and fainyly. We are your Loveing brothers — 

Jacob and John Caldwell. 
Pleas to send us a letter by the bearer, John Goldsmith. 

[The cousin, John Caldwell, was John, son of John and 
Elisabeth (Lull) Caldwell.] 

Four years after the death of Dea. Jacob Caldwell, his 
widow, Rebekah (Lull,) married Dea. Samuel Goodhue, 
schoolmaster, of Stratham, N. H. They were published 
April 2, 1748. 

Dea. Samuel Goodhue was born at Ipswich, April 6, 
1696. He lived at Stratham, then removed to Nottingham 
and finally removed to Hollis, (New Hampshire towns,) 
and died Nov. 7, 1785, in the 90th 5^ear of his age. He 
left the legacy of a Bible to each of his thirty grandchil- 
dren ; and an " Address to his Beloved Children and De- 
scendants," written the year of his death. This is re- 
printed in the Genealogy of the Goodhue Family, Appen- 
dix D, and also two letters which he wrote to " Mr. Abra- 
ham Cordwill, of Ipswich," the son of Rebekah, his sec- 
ond wife, in Appendix C. His father, Joseph Goodhue, 
married for his first wife, Sarah Whipple, who left the 
'" Farewell to her husband," which was printed at her 
death, and has had repeated editions. 

Children of Dea. Jacob and Rebekah (Lull) Caldwell : 

19 Jacob, bap. Nov. 29, 1719, m. Anna Hastings. See 

Burlington and Watertown Branch. 

20 Abraham, bap. Aug. 13, 1721, m. Elisabeth Collins. 
James, bap. Aug. 25, 1723, died May 21, 1725. 
James, bap. July 11, 1725, was living in 1744, but 

we cannot trace him. 
Rebekah, bap. May 14, 1727, died May 2, 1736. 

21 Samuel, bap. April 6, 1729. In 1773, he was in 

Sutton, Mass. 

22 John, cordwainer, bap. Dec. 19, 1731 ; living in 

Cambridge, 1773. 
Sarah, bap. Dec. 15, 1734, d. Aug. 26, 1735. 
Isaac, bap. Aug. 12, 1739, died early. 

11. Sarah Caldwell, daughter of John 2 and Sarah 
(Foster,) was born January 16, 1696-7, married Abraham 
Knowlton, Dec. 9, 1721. She died 1724 or 5 ; and he mar- 
ried (2) Sarah Lull. Children of Sarah (Caldwell :) 


John, born Oct. 23, 1722. 

Priscilla, born Jan. 24, 1724, married Joseph Smith, 
January 20, 1744. 

Abraham Knowlton was a descendant of John and Mar- 
gery (Wilson) Knowlton, who were in Ipswich, 1638, and 
built the Knowlton house on the hilltop, corner of Brook 
street, which was very soon purchased by John Caldwell 2 
and later became the birthplace of Sarah Caldwell. 

John and Margery Knowlton had a son John, born 1638, 
who married Sarah Whipple, July 3, 1661 ; and she was 
the daughter of John Whipple, a Deacon of the church, 
Feoffee of the Grammar School, Deputy to Gen. Court. 

John and Sarah (Whipple) had son Joseph, born 1651, 
who married Mary Wilson and had son Abraham, born 
1678. and said son. Capt. Abraham, married in 1699 Sarah 
Lord, and they became the parents, in 1700, of .the Abra- 
ham Knowlton, who married Sarah Caldwell, Dec. 9, 1721. 

James Knowlton, a great-grandson of Sarah (Caldwell,) 
migrated to Ohio in 178S, a great venture at that date. 

And Ebenezer Knowlton, a grandson of Sarah (Lull,) 
built the beautiful pulpit of the First Church, Ipswich, 
1747. It has embalmed his name and memory. 

12. William Caldwell, joyner and yeoman, son of John 2 
and Sarah (Foster,) born Jan. 17, 1708, died Dec. 27, 1758; 
married Lydia, dau. of Thomas and Elisabeth (Smith) 
Lull, born Nov. 21, 1714, married Nov. 15, i7 2 9> died 
January 19, 1797. 

William Caldwell was the third son of John and Sarah 
(Foster,) to marry into the Lull Family. Lydia, his wife, 
was the youngest daughter of Thomas Lull, hen'r; and 
the wives of his brothers, John and Jacob, were her neices, 
being the daughters of Thomas, jr., though she was much 
younger than either. Lydia's father was 77 years old 
when she was born, he having married (2) Elisabeth 
Smith, a young wife. 

William and Lydia Caldwell began domestic life in cer- 
tain rooms of the original Lull house on High street. 
The house was built about 1670, and demolished a few 
years since. A pen sketch of the ancient dwelling was 
made, which will be valued by descendants. An "Item" 
of Thomas Lull's will is : " I give to my Daughters Elisa- 
beth and Liddia Lulls, my Mansion house & barn, and all 

The Lull House, Ipswich, 1670. 

Later the Home of William and Lydia (Lull) Caldwell, 

and their descendants, for more than 150 years. 

See page 50. 



ye Land Adjoyneing and orchard with all and singular 
there unto in any maner of wise appertaining." 

William bought Elisabeth's portion of the house, the 
21st of Nouember, Annoque Domini, 1733 ; and ever after 
"was safe and Indemnified in Quiet possession and Im- 
provement of that one Half of the Dwelling House & 
whomsted wh William & Elisabeth Herbertt Convey to ye 
sd Caldwell :" 

It is known of William that he was especially thought- 
ful of the mother Lull, and carefully attended to all that 
made the home a comfort. 

June 13 : 1757. William Caldwell, Nathan Foster, of 
Ipswich, Nath'l Foster, of Salem, sell Nath'l Cross of 
Ipswich, three quarters and a half a quarter of land in No. 
Common Fields. 

Anna (Foster) Fowler, widow of James, quit claims her 
right with full consent of Benj. Fowler her present husband. 

The mother Lull, at her death, said : "My Will is that 
my Son-in-Law, William Caldwell, or his wife Lydia, 
shood after my Decease, By for my Grand children Cald- 
well, a bible for each of them." And also "vnto my 
Daughter Lydia Caldwell, all my hovsehold Goods & 
Wareing apparill that I shall Leive." 

The Maine Branch of the Caldwells, which includes 
many gifted and familiar names, descends from William 
and Lydia (Lull,) their son John and Dolly Hoyt, his 
wife, settling at Hebron in that State. 

Children of William and Lydia (Lull) Caldwell : 
Hannah, bap. Aug. 16, 1730, died early. 
William, bap. Nov. 14, 1731 , d. March 22, 1732. 

23 Elisabeth, bap. Sept. 23, 1733, m. Joseph Hovey. 

24 Benjamin, bap. Nov. 16, 1735, m. Mary Safford. 
Anna, married Samuel Colman, Springfield, Vt. 

25 Lydia, married Daniel Safford, 1758. 
Hannah, bap. Nov. 28, 1742, unmarried. 

26 John, bap. March 4, 1746, married Dolly Hoyt, of 

Rowley. See the Maine Branch. 
Sarah, bap. August 14, 1748. 

27 Thomas, bap. July 7, 1751 ; m. (1) Elisabeth Lake- 

man, (2) Mrs. Elisabeth Glover Greenwood, 
Daniel, and Ebenezer, twins, bap. March 24, 1754. 
Nathaniel, bap. Aug. 10, 1755, died at sea, unm. 



13. Daniel Caldwell, son of Dillingham 5 and Mary 
(Hart,) born Oct. 5, 1701, died April 18, 1759; married 
Elisabeth Burley, dau. of Cornet Andrew and Mary (Con- 
ant) Burley, and great-grandaughter of Roger Conant, 
the earl}' planter, born August 25, 1700, pub. Jan. 17, 1723, 
died Dee. 29, 1769. 

Daniel Caldwell was one who enjoyed life's comforts; 
his home was the original Caldwell house on High street ; 
in legal documents he is styled " Gentleman ;" he is also, 
as his father before him, designated as Sergeant, and as 
Ensign. From 1734 to 1752, his name occurs upon the 
Town Books : 

1734, he was Hayward. 

1 74 1, Hayward and Fence Viewer. 

1742, Hayward and Field-driver. 
1746, Surveyor. 

1748, Surveyor. 
1752, Fence Viewer. 
He worshipped at the South Parish Meeting-house, and 
subscribed ^72 towards building its first Sanctuary, 1747. 
His estate was valued at ^532, 14s. nd. Of his eight 
children but two survived him, — Daniel and John. Both 
these sons resided in the original Caldwell home, — Daniel 
first, and at his death the brother John. 

Children of Daniel and Elisabeth (Burley :) 

28 Daniel, bap. Feb. 7, 1724-5, m. Hannah Burley. 
Elizabeth, bap. Dec. 22, 172S, died Feb. 13, 1729. 
Elisabeth, bap. April 19, 1730, died April 25, 1730. 
Andrew, died Sept. 25, 1738. 

Mary. bap. July 20, died Aug. S. 1735. 
Mary, bap. Sept. 26, died Oct. 21, 1736. 

29 John, bap. Oct. 5, 1740, m. Sarah Haraden. 
Andrew, bap. July 1, 1744, died early. 

14. Mary Caldwell, daughter of Dillingham 5 and Mary 
[Hart,] born Sept'r 28, 1703, married Jeremiah Lord, 
March, 1725. Their children : 



Elisabeth, married John Potter 


Lydia, married Benjamin Kimball 


First Meeting-house, South Parish, Ipswich. 
Daniel Caldwell, (13) subscribed £72 towards its erection, 1747. 

See page 52. 

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15. Sarah Caldwell, daughter of Dillingham and Mary 
(Hart,) bap. Sept. 3, 1707; married Nathaniel Hart, 3d, 
Aug. 13, 1737. She was evidently his second wife, as the 
Records affirm that " Abigail, ye wife of Nathaniel Hart 
ye third, died August 17, 1736, aged 31, with fower of her 
children, viz., Henry, Abigail, Lydia, William." 

The children of Sarah and Nath'l, were : 


Sarah, born 1740, died January, 1805, the last of 
the name of Hart, in Ipswich ; or, "the only 
remaining branch of a large and respectable 


16. John Caldwell, son of John 9 and Elisabeth ( Lull,) 
was born July 11, 17 17, died Oct. 1761, aged 84 years. 
He married Abigail Hovey, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Elisabeth (Dennis) Hovey, bap. July 5, 1719. died Nov. 7, 
1770 ; he married (2) widow Ruth (Andrews) Wells, pub. 
Oct. 5, 1775. She was the widow of Bemsley Wells, to 
whom she was married Dec. 13, 1759. 

John Caldwell, and Abigail his wife, were admitted to 
communion with the South Church, March 4, 1759, Rev. 
John Walley, Pastor. The years 1770-71, were grievous 
to him ; typhus fever prevailed, and his wife and four 
children. — John, Sylvanus, Abigail, Sarah, — died. 

John Caldwell lived for forty years on Turkey Shore, 
opposite the Hovey homestead, the birthplace of his wife 
Abigail. The last few years of his life his home was upon 
a Symonds or Baker farm on the Argilla road. May 21, 
1882, the compiler walked along this road to this ancient 
farm then owned and occupied by Mr. Thomas Brown. 
He was told by Mr. Brown that it was the last home of the 
compiler's great-great-grandfather Caldwell ; the place 
where he died, and from whence his coffined body was 
borne the long miles on the shoulders of strong men to the 
High street Burying-ground. 

In conversation with Mr. Thomas Brown, he said to us : 
" The old Gov. Symonds' estate passed into the hands of 
the Sargents and Bakers ; and as they were blended with 
the Symonds by marriage, it really seems like Symonds' 
Farm today. 

'• The old Baker house, where your forefather lived, I 


can remember. It had a great front door filled with sharp 
pointed spikes, — points on the outside surface. This was 
defensive : and one night the Indians attempted to force it 
open, and their method of attack was to run and jump 
against it, and thus loose bolt or bar. Doing this they 
were pierced by the spikes. With an unearthly yell they 
departed. A gun was fired from within, and the bullet 
went through the door, and I remember the bullet hole. 
White oak bars were the door fastenings, and they held 
unbroken as long as the old mansion lasted. 

' There was an Indian massacre at Steep Hill, the night 
of the attack on the old Baker house. 

' The Indians who leaped forcefully against the door 
left their blood on the great stone step. 

' The old door, with its spikes and bullet perforation, 
was put into the garret of the old home, and a new door 
supplanted it. When the house was demolished, the relic 
was stolen, to the great regret of everybody. 

' My father, [Ephraim Brown, J bought this farm when 
John Caldwell died. A little later, his men were plowing, 
and suddenly an ox fell into a well in the field. Nobody 
knew the well was there. The other ox and a horse drew 
him out. 

"My father died at my sister's, Mrs. Khoda Brown Pot- 
ter ; and I bought the farm when he left it." 

May 22, 1882. We visited the ancient home on Turkey 
Shore, built by Daniel Hovey, 1667, and the birthplace of 
our great-great-grandmother, Abigail Hovey, wife of John 
Caldwell. It is now owned by Mr. Foss. He bought it of 
David Andrews, who inherited it from his father, William 
Andrews. The old house is now a ruin. The walls have 
an interlining of clay and mortar, about five inches thick. 
There were two beauforts, evidently for beauty, and the 
old-time dresser besides. In one room the board ceilings 
had groovings for special ornament. When Mr. Foss 
bought the house, there was an ancient chest in the attic, 
and an old reel was there today. 

David Andrews told Mr. Foss that in childhood he went 
to Candlewood for pitch pine sticks and knots. They 
were cut in strips, lighted, and hung in the fireplace as a 
substitute for candles. The household duties of the eve- 
ning were performed by the blaze of them. 


The children of John and Abigail (Hovey :) 

30 Elisabeth, bap. Oct. 27, 1739, m. Daniel Rindge. 

31 John, bap. Aug. 30, 1741, m. Abigail Hodgkins.- 
Abigail, bap. June 12, 1743, died July 7, 1747. 

32 Ebenezer, born Sept. 21, 1745, m. (1) Lucy Rindge, 

(2) Mercy Dodge. 

33 Thomas, bap. Oct. 1, 1747, m. (1) Lucy Henderson, 

(2) widow Mary (Ross) Sweet. 

34 Stephen, bap. Sept. 10, 1749, m. Abigail Low. 
Abigail, bap. Sept. 1, 1751, died May 12, 177 1. 
Sarah, bap. Dec. 2, 1752, died July 5, 177 1 . 
Sylvanus, bap. May 10, 1756, died May 9, 1771. 
Lydia, [see Benjamin Caldwell, 46. J 

35 Francis, bap. Sept. 1, 1760, m. Abigail Merrifield. 
Mary, bap. April 1, 1764, died March 2, 1835. 

17. Aaron Caldwell, son of John 9 and Elisabeth (Lull) 
born April 18, 1721, died 1765. He was in the expedition 
to Lake George, included in the Roll-call of Nov. 22, 1756. 
He died 1765. He married (1) Esther Burnham, pub. 
Aug. 11, 1744; she died Oct. 15, 1749. (2) Eliza Tread- 
well, pub. June 3, 1750. 

Children of Aaron and Esther (Burnham:) — 

Esther, bap. May 26, 1745, married 
Abraham Caldwell, [38.] 

Aaron, bap. August 23, 1747. 

Judith, bap. Oct. 15, 1749, her mother's dying day. 
Children of Aaron and Eliza (Treadwell :) 

Elisabeth, bap. April 28, 1 75 1 . 

36 Moses, born April 9, 1753, m. Elisabeth Sutton. 

37 Stephen, bap. March 16, 1755, married 

Mary Whipple. Lived at Hamilton. 
Mary, bap. Nov. 3, 1757. 

18. Stephen Caldwell, son of John 9 and Elisabeth 
(Lull,) born June 30, 1723, married Mary Pulcifer ; she 
married (2) Joseph Lord, 1755. 

Stephen was but a year old when the crushing intelli- 
gence was received that John Caldwell, his father, was 
slain and scalped by the Indians, at Maine. [See p. 45.] 
In 1739, when he was sixteen years of age, and the father's 
estate was settled by his elder brother John, he chose for 
his guardian, his uncle, Dea. Jacob Caldwell : — 


Essex, ss. Stephen Caldwell, a minor, son of John, late 
of Ipswich, in ye County of the aforesaid, Dec'd, person- 
ally appeared & made Choice of his uncle Jacob Caldwell 
to be his Guardian. John Appleton. 

6 April, 1739. (Daniel Appleton, Reg.) 
If traditions of Dea. Jacob Caldwell are true, he could 
not have made a wiser choice. 

1744. Received of Rebekah Caldwell, widow of Deacon 
Jacob Caldwell, in the County of Essex, Cordwainer, 
Dec'd, who was riiy Guardian, the sum of ^113, bills of 
credit of the old tenor. Stephen Caldwell. 

The slab of slate, in the old High street Burying-ground 
tells the rest of the story : — 

Here Lyes Buried 

ye Body of 

Mr. Stephen Caldwell 

who departed this life 

Jan'y 14, 1754, 

in ye 31st year of his age. 

[See page 20.] 

19. Jacob Caldwell, cordwainer, son of Dea. Jacob 10 
and Rebekah (Lull) bap. Nov. 29, 1 7 19. He went to 
Watertown, where he married Anna Hastings, Sept. 28, 
1742. He was at Cambridge for a time, and eventually 
settled at Woburn precinct, now Watertown. [See Water- 
town-Burlington Branch of the Family.] 

20. Abraham Caldwell, son of Dea. Jacob and Rebekah 
(Lull,) bap. Aug. 13, 1721, and died in 1777. He mar- 
ried Elisabeth Collins, pub. March 15, 1743. He lived 
in the ancient home on East street, which has been known 
for two hundred years as " The Cobbet House." The 
Rev. John and Mary Norton lived in it, until the call 
came for their transition to Boston. Then came the Rev. 
Thomas Cobbett, who lived and died in it. It is a home 
of interesting ministerial memories. 

Abraham Caldwell died intestate, and his son John, 
(remembered as the Schoolmaster, ) was appointed admin- 
istrator. From " An Inventory and Appraisement of the 
Estate of Mr. Abraham Caldwell, dec'd, taken April 21th, 
1777," we note : 

The dwelling House & out Buildings, with the Land 

ujvuan onand ll 

A M3N 

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under and adjoining, situate in said Ipswich, ,£66, 13s. 4d. 

An Acre and Quarter & 14 Rod Land in the Town 
Hill, £16. 

About an Acre of Thatch Bank, at a Place called Bag- 
well, in said Ipswich, £$. 

The entire estate was valued at ^277, 17, 6. 

Another sheet gives the boundary of the "Dwelling 
house and Barn," as — No. Westerly by Capt. Jeremiah 
Staniford, and all other parts by highway ; and the Thatch 
bank as bounded the S. E. by John Caldwell, and the 
rest by Creek. 

From the Inventory we copy a singular list of books. 
His grandchildren remembered that the library of the 
Rev. Thomas Cobbett was stored for several years in the 
garret , it may be that some of the volumes included in 
the inventory were obtained by purchase or gift from these 
treasures of the Puritan preacher : 

Pool's Annotations 
Flavel's Works 
Cambridge Concordance 

Henry's Annotations 
Cases of Conscience 
Clavis Billiorum 
Dr. Owen's Works 

Hebrew Grammar 
Greek Grammar 
Watt's Logick 
Detham's Pysica 
Secretary's Guide 
Mariner's Compass 
Prince's Chronology 
Fenning's Arithmetic 

Commentary on Revelations Ray's Physico 

Quarto Bible 
Large octavo Bible 
Smaller Bible 
Cole's Dictionary 
Stanhope's Dictionarj' 
Bailey's Dictionary 
Old Latin Dictionary 
Coles' English Dictionary 
Greek Lexicon 
Bailey's Ovid 
Virgil adusum 
Lily's Grammar 
Greek Grammar 

Young Man's Best 

Dyches Spelling Book 
Rogers on the New Birth 
Bellamy's Essays 
Whitefield's Sermons 
Dr. Owen's Vindice 

Large Catechism 
Gospel Sonnets 
Shepherd's Sound Believer 
Janeway's Best Friend 
Welles' Psalms 
Malls' History [?] 

Lily's Greek Grammar 

Greek and Latin Testament Prince's Psalms 


Castatio 174 pamphlets 

Latin Testament 123 bound books 

Abraham Caldwell's family register is written with his 
own quill ; we copy as he recorded : 


Children of Abraham and Elisabeth (Collins:) 

38 Abraham, was born the first day of February, be- 

tween 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning, 1744, O. S. 

39 Jacob, was born the 17th December, on Wednesday, 

between 8 and 9 o'clock, p. m. old style, 1746. 

40 John, was born on Wednesday Morning, between 12 

and 1 o'clock, Nov. 30, 1748, O. S. 

41 James, was born on Tuesday morning, about six 

o'clock, Oct. 9, 1750, O. S. 
Samuel, was born on Monday morning at o hour, 
45 m. July 6, 1752, and died March 26, 1767, on 
Thursday, about five o'clock, p. m. N. S. 

42 Stephen, born on Tuesday morning, about 9 o'clock 

August 20, 1754, N. S. 

43 Rebekah, was born on Friday, about two o'clock in 

the afternoon, Dec. 3, 1756. 

44 Isaac, born Thursday morning between 1 and 20'clk 

Jan. 18, 1759. 
Elisabeth, born on Friday, June 11, 1762, 

died May 15, 1767, 8 o'clock in the morning. 

21. Samuel Caldwell, son of Dea. Jacob 10 and Rebekah 
(Lull,) bap April 6, 1729. In 1773, he was living at 
Sutton. We have not been able to trace him or his de- 
scendants later. When fifteen years of age he was "bound 
out," as the old-time expression was, to Thomas Burn- 
ham, 5th. The quaint document is dated July 2, 1744 : — 

This Indenture Witnesseth That Samuel Caldwell, sou 
of Dea. Jacob Caldwell, of Ipswich, in the County of 
Essex, Cordwainer, Hath put himself, and by these Pres- 
ents doth volunterily and of his own free will and Accord 
and with the consent of his father and mother, put and 
bind himself Apprentice to Thomas Burnham, ye 5th, of 
Ipswich, in the County of Essex, Joyner, to Larn his Art, 
Trade, or Mystery, and with him, after the manner of 
Apprentice to serve him from the day of the date hereof, 
for and during the term of five years and nine months from 
thence next ensuing, to be compleat and ended. During 
all which term the sd Apprentice his sd master faithfully 
shall serve, his Secrets Keep, and Lawfull Commands 
every where Gladly obey, he shall do no damage to his sd 
master, nor his, nor suffer it to be done of others Without 


Letting or Giving Notice there of to his sd Master, he 
shall not waste the Goods of his said Master, nor send 
them unlawfully to Any. 

He shall not commit fornication, nor contract matrimony 
within the sd term. 

At Cards, Dice, or any other unlawful Game, he shall 
not absent himself by day or by Night from the service of 
his sd master without his leave, nor haunt Ale houses, 
Taverns, or play Houses ; but in all things behave himself 
as a faithfull apprentice ought to do towards his sd Master 
& all his, during the sd term. 

And the sd Thomas Eurnham doth for himself hereby 
covenant and promise to Teach & Instruct, or Cause the 
sd Apprentice to be taught & Instructed in the art, trade 
or calling of a Joyner, by the best way or means he may 
or can, if he, ye said apprentice be capable to Larn. And 
find and provide unto sd Apprentice Good & Sufficient 
meat, drink, washing, Lodging, and to cause him to be 
taught to write and Cypher during the said term : and at 
the Expiration thereof to Give unto ye sd Apprentice, Two 
sets of Apparel — one whereof to be new for all partes of 
His Body, suitable for such an Apprentice. Alsoe for what 
may be needful for him in Sickness as well as in health. 

In Testimony whereof the parties to These Presents 
have hereunto Interchangeably set their Hands and Seals 
the Second day of July, in the Seventeenth Year of the 
Reign of our Soveraign Lord, George the Second, King 
of Gt. Britain, &c. A. D. 1744. Thomas Burnham, 5th 
Signed, Sealed, &c. Jacob Caldwell. 

Abraham Caldwell. 

22. John Caldwell, cordwainer, son of Dea. Jacob 10 
and Rebekah (Lull.) was bap. Dec. 19, 1731, was living at 
Cambridge, in 1773. 

John Caldwell, of Cambridge, private in Capt. Samuel 
Thatcher's Co., and Col. Gardner's Reg't, marched at the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; in service one day. 

His name is included in the List, dated at Cambridge, 
Sept. 27, 1776, of men who were drafted to go to Horse 
Neck, New York ; he hired Jonathan Hunt to go as his 

The following Caldwells were married in Cambridge, 


but we do not know tbeir ancestry or their relationships ; 
perhaps they are of the family of John 22 : 
Samuel Caldwell, wife Eunice, had 

Samuel, born Jan. 13, 1800. 
Olive Caldwell, married R. Lucas, 1804. 
Joseph Caldwell m. Candace Pollard, Dec. 1, 1808. 
Mary Caldwell m. Benjamin Bell, 1814. 
James Caldwell m. Lucy Bryant 1814 ; children, — 

James, born March 23, 1816. 

Timothy, born July 19, 1819. 

John, born Octobor 1, 1820. 

Lucy E. born July 3, 1823. 

Emeline Colby, born Feb. 27, 1828. 

Catherine, born Nov. 18, 1831. 
Ann Caldwell married Samuel Rice, 1817. 
Eunice Caldwell married Oliver Frost, 1818. 
Asa Caldwell, from Londonderry, married 

Jane Robinson, 1818. 

23. Elisabeth Caldwell, daughter of William 12 and 
Lydia (Lull,) bap. Sept. 23, 1733, m. Joseph Hovey, and 
lived at New Salem. Their children : 

Anna, married William Caldwell, (45.) 



24. Benjamin Caldwell, son of William 12 and Lydia 
(Lull,) bap. Nov. 16, 1735, married Mary Safford, pub. 
July 1, 1758. She died May 19, 1796. 

Benjamin Caldwell was a Revolutionary soldier : pri- 
vate, Capt. Robert Dodge's company, Col. Samuel John- 
son's regiment, Gen. Warren's brigade ; marched Aug. 15, 
1777 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1777 ; service four months. 
Travel allowed from Peekskill to Ipswich. Company 
raised from Third [Essex Co.] Reg't, for service in North- 
ern department. Certified at Ipswich. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary (Safford :) 

45 William, bap. Oct. 26, 1760, m. Anna Hovey. 

46 Benjamin, m. ( 1) Margaret Wood Rindge ; 

(2) Lydia Caldwell. 

47 Ebenezer, bap. Dec. 6, 1767, wife Sarah ; 

lived at Salem. 


48 Nathan, m. Rebekah Safford, lived at Springfield, 

Vt., had one child. 

49 Lydia, bap. Sept. 16, 1769, m. Ebenezer Lord. 

50 Nathaniel, bap. May 24, 1778, m. Mary Newman. 
Mary, second wife of Ebenezer Lord, (49.) 
Hannah, died unmarried. 

25. Lydia Caldwell, daughter of William 12 and Lydia 
(Lull,) married Daniel Safford, pub. April 21, 1758. Re- 
moved from Ipswich to Springfield, Vt. Lydia died, 1800. 
Daniel removed to Essex, N. Y., where he died ; and his 
tombstone has the date, " June 24, 18 18, aged 84 years." 
He served in the Revolutionary army. His name appears 
as private on the Muster and Pay Rolls of Capt. John 
Dodge's Co. Col. Pickering's Reg. Enlisted Dec. 16, 
1776; discharged March 15, 1777; time of service 3 mos. 
17 days; travel, 340 miles. 

His name appears again on a receipt dated at Spring- 
field, Mass, for mileage money home, signed by himself 
and other soldiers ; received of Capt. Dodge, Mch 16, 1777. 
It is known traditionally that he lived for a time in 
Salem; and Sally his daughter, [afterwards Mrs. Joel 
French,] saw Gen. Washington ride through that historic 
city. The children of Daniel and Lydia (Caldwell :) 

Dea. Daniel, married Sally Whitney, at Springfield, 
Feb. 20, 1806 ; she died April 14, 1855, ^ 74- 
He died April 16, 1867, aged 84. 
Thomas ; he had seven sons and daughters, viz : 

Ebenezer, m. Sarah Cross ; Daniel, m. Helen 

Stone ; Stukely, m. Safford and settled at 

the West ; Lydia, unm.; Ruth, m. John Smith ; 
Fanny, m. Anson VanOrum ; Sarah Ann, m. 
Morey VanOrum. 
Sally, m. Joel French ; he was born in Billerica, 
Jan. 29, 17S0, m. at Springfield, March 6, 1806 ; 
Sally, his wife, was born July 22, 1780; he died 
at Lewis, N. Y. Aug. 5, 1868, she died in the 
same town, March 16, 1849. 

Elisabeth, m. Whitney. 

Thandful, m. Burroughs. 

The Safford, French and Whitney families settled in 
corners of the three towns of Essex, Lewis and Westport, 
but near Woodham's Mills post office, in the town of 
Westport. We have additional lines of descent from Lydia 


(Caldwell) and Daniel Safford, which we gladly include 

in this section : 

Dea. Daniel Safford son of Daniel and Lydia (Caldwell,) 
married Sally Whitney, and had a son Lemuel, born July 
29, 1807, died May 4, 1898, married Ruth P. Mather; she 
died December 4, 1887, aged 72 years. 

Lemuel had a son, Daniel Henry, who married Abby 
Stafford of Essex, N. Y., daughter of Harris Stafford, and 
had a son Lemuel W. Safford, L. L. B., Cornell Univ. 
1886; School Commissioner, 2d Dist. 

Daniel Henry had a daughter, Nellie, who m. Fred 
Stone; resides at Albany. Another daughter, Celia, mar- 
ried Albert Walker, son of Abel Page and Abby Baldwin 
Walker, of Essex. 

Thomas Safford, son of Daniel and Lydia (Caldwell,) 
had a son Ebenezer who married Sarah Cross, and had : — 
Elvira, m. Peter Nichols, of Lewis, N. Y.; Herbert, lives 
at Maiden; Edgar M . lives at Essex; Jane A. married 
George Phinney. 

Joel and Sally (Safford) French had a daughter Thank- 
ful Safford, born at Lewis, March 27, 181 1, died August 7, 
1842 ; she married Lucius Whitney, born at Springfield, 
Feb. 29, 1804, died at Essex, July 14, 1884. They had a 
daughter : — 

Sally Maria, born at Essex, Feb 28, 1836, married April 
12, 1864, Henry Dow Sherman, born April 9, 1838, at 
Westport, resides at Essex. They had a daughter, Nellie 
Maria, born May 22, 1865, married Philip Abel Walker. 
Also another daughter, Cora Sherman, born at Essex, 
Aug. 15, 1869, married Nov. 15, 1887, Henry Harmon 
Noble, born at Essex, May 9, 1861. and had : 
John Harmon, born Sept. 6, 1888. 
Laura Anne, born Oct. 25, 1889. 
Katherine Reeth, born Oct. 2, 1892. 

Joel French served in the War of 1S12, in U. S. service, 
as a private in Capt. Rolfe's Co., Lt. Col. Ransom Noble's 
37th Reg't, N. Y. S. M.. Aug. 1-5, 1813, Murray's Raid at 
Plattsburgh, N. Y.; and in Capt. Jonathan Merrian, Jr's 
Co., same Reg't, Sept. 2-14, 18 14, battle of Plattsburgh. 
His grandson, Hon. B. F. Payne, has the flintlock musket 
he carried. 

Henry Dow Sherman is son of Capt. Titus G. and 
Porthenia (Sheldon) Sherman, and grandson of Humphrey 


and Anne (Reynolds) Sherman, who was in the U. S. ser- 
vice as private in Capt. Levi Trowbridge's Co., Lt. Col. 
Henry Bloom's First Reg't, N. Y. Detached Militia, Sept. 
7, Dec. 17, 1813. Enlisted at Hector, Seneca Co. N. Y. 
Discharged at Fort Niagara. 

26. John Caldwell, the eighth child of Wiliiam 12 and 
Lydia (Lull), baptized March 4, 1746, married by the Rev. 
Joseph Dana, D. D., May 31, 1770, to Dolly Hoyt, of 
Rowley. Lived first at Haverhill ; then removed to 
Hebron, Oxford Co. Maine. The descendants of John and 
Dolly Hoyt Caldwell are fully given in another section of 
these Records, devoted especially to them, and edited by 
Mrs. Sumner Kimball, Lovell, Maine. 

Children of John and Dolly (Hoyt :) 

John, married Sarah Merrill, lived at Oxford, Me. 
Philip, b. at Haverhill, Dec. 2, 1773, d. at Paris, Me 
William, b. 1775, m. Nancy Woodward, d. at Paris. 
Polly, m. Rev. Dan Perry, died at Oxford, 1828. 
Dolly, m. Rev. Joseph Ricker, died at Oxford, 1802. 

27. Thomas Caldwell, son of William and Lydia 
(Lull) Caldwell, bap. July 7, 1751, died May 25, 1824, 
aged 73 years. He married (1) Elisabeth Lakeman ; she 
died April 17, 1786, aged 39 years. He m. (2) Elisabeth 
(Glover) Greenwood, of Boston ; she died in Boston, 
Nov. 25, 1825. 

Thomas Caldwell marched in Capt. Daniel Rogers Co., 
at the alarm of 19 April, 1775, — service four days. 
Children of Thomas : 

51 Thomas, married Mary Boardman, died 1802. 

52 Josiah, m. (1) Sarah Odell, (2) Lucy Lord; he 

died Aug. 19, 1864, aged 83 years. 
David, died in Ipswich, 1784. 

53 Elisabeth, born Dec. 6, 1784, married Ezra Palmer, 

of Boston, 1807. 

53 Susan, born June 6, 1789, 2d wife of Ezra Palmer. 

54 Mary, married Simeon Palmer, of Boston, 1812. 

55 Lucy Townsend, [adopted,] m. Amos Dunnels. 

28. Daniel Caldwell, son of Daniel 13 and Elisabeth 
(Burley,) baptized Feb. 7, 1724-5, died Dec. 1798. He m. 
Hannah Burley, April 12, 1799; she was the daughter of 


Andrew and Hannah Bnrley, bap. Sept. 27, 1746, died 
Jan. 24, 1770. No children. 

Daniel Caldwell married his cousin, Hannah Burley, 
the neice of his mother, Elisabeth (Burley.) There is a 
pretty family tradition concerning this marriage : Daniel's 
aunt, Hannah (Burnham,) wife of Andrew Burley, Rep- 
resentative and Justice, was "spending the day," at his 
mother's with her infant. Hannah. At evening when she 
went to her home on Brook street, Daniel accompanied 
her, and carried the baby. Aunt Hannah playfully told 
him that for his reward he might w r ait for the little one to 
grow up, and then claim her for his own. Surely, when a 
bachelor of forty-five years, he married the Hannah Burley 
whom he carried in her infancy in his arms. 

There is a gold ring yet preserved, worn by Daniel at a 
cousin's burial. He was a bearer, and was presented with 
a white scarf, and a ring inscribed 'Abigail Walley, aged 
23, 1747." Another funeral ring has skull and bones. 

Feb. 15, 175S. This certifies that I, the Subscriber, 
received of Daniel Caldwell, jr., ,£15 old tenor, in the year 
1755, for which I did half a turn in the Province service 
same year for said Caldwell. As witness my hand. 

Mark Fiske. 

29. John Caldwell, blacksmith and anchor maker, son 
of Daniel 13 and Elisabeth (Burley,) bap. Oct. 5, 1740, 
died Feb. 20, 1825, married Sarah Haraden, pub. Dec. 17, 
1762, dan. of David Haraden of Gloucester. Children : 
Sarah, born March 12, 1765, died Oct. 13, 183S. 
Elisabeth, born Aug. 27, 1766, died Nov. 1770. 
5 r > John, born May 20, 1768, married Susannah Rob- 
inson, died May, 1820. 

57 Daniel, born June 5, 1770, married Eunice Lord, 

died Nov. 1804. 

58 Elisabeth, born Aug. 17, 1772, married John Grow, 

died Jan. 6, 1838. 
Hannah, born Oct. 18, 1774, died Jan. 21, rSn. 
Mary, born July 25, 1776, died Jan. 26, 1861. 
Susannah, born Aug. 11, 1 7 7 S , died March, 1844. 
Lucy, born Nov. 1782, died April, 1S68. 
John Caldwell was an anchor maker especially, but did 
other work in the line of the blacksmith. Until the death 
of his brother Daniel, he lived on Green street, in the 



house known at the present date, [1904,] as belonging to 
the children of the late Mrs. Lucretia Perkins. Histori- 
cally it is called the Stanwood house, and a picture of it is 
in the Genealogy of the Ipswich Stanwoods. 

Daniel and Hannah [Burley] leaving no children, John 
succeeded to the estate of his brother, and removed to the 
home on High street, — the home of his grandfather, Dil- 
lingham Caldwell, and his great-grandfather, John Cald- 
well. The estate was very much as when Dillingham left 
it., "over the hill to the brook." 

He was several times drafted during the Revolution, 
but with a family of nine little children, all at home, he 
deemed it his duty to send a substitute, and gave cheer- 
fully of his estate to those who could go in his name. He 
reduced his property thereby. 

A great-grandaughter sent us the following tradition, 
which ma}' be read with interest by his descendants in the 
years to come : 

— John Caldwell went from his home on High street, to 
the lower part of the town to deliver potatoes that had been 
ordered of him. The woman who was to receive them 
disputed the quantity, in the presence of a neighbor, de- 
claring with positiveness that more were needed. John 
deliberately and quietly measured them. There was the 
full complement and a peck over. The woman then 
claimed the surplus peck : "No," answered John, with 
undisturbed voice ; "they would have been yours had you 
trusted me. Now, I give them to this neighbor. 

It may be that Mr. Caldwell of that far-away day had 
seen the picture of the Coat of Arms of an ancient English 
Caldwell family. Its motto, — 

" Dare to be Wise" 

had, perhaps, impressed and inspired him ; for the little 
incident, given above, by his descendant, indicates a quiet 
wisdom and self-possession. 

The great-grandaughter, (Mrs. Powell,) who told the 
story, penned also in later days a pretty poetic version of 
the Caldwell Arms and its motto and bearings. The 
preservation of the verses in these pages will be pleasant : 



3u tyt BantB of (JTaltiraBlL 


Symbols of the Coat of Arms: Three Cold Wells; Crest, Cross and Crown 
and Mailed Hand. Motto: Dare to be Wise. 

' The Truth," so says an ancient saw, 

" Lies hidden in a Well;" 
And we may find and freely draw, 
And buy, but never sell. 

But when the Well is multiplied 

Into a sacred Trine, 
There is a gracious thought implied, 

That it is Truth divine. 

Since royalty we predicate 

Of Truth whence Wisdom springs, 
A royal Truth we indicate 

By Crown of earthly kings. 

If for a king right gallantly 

A man will suffer loss, 
So for the Truth as valiantly 

We should lift up the Cross. 

When falsity stalks proudly forth 

To overflow the land, 
Royal, divine and suffering Truth 

Demands the war-clad hand. 

Who dares to sink the bucket down 

And bring this Truth to light, 
May wear this crest of Cross and Crown 

And armored hand of might. 

Bradstreet was the first New England poetess, and many 
of her poems were composed in this ancient house. 

Gov. Bradstreet sold the homestead to Richard Betts ; 
Richard Betts sold to Cornelius and Hannah (Cagswell ) 
Waldo, ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Aug. 31, 
1654, Mr. Waldo sold the house to John Caldwell, who 
had recently married Sarah Dillingham. The house is 
now occupied by Mrs. Clara M. Jones, whose mother was 
a Caldwell., and a direct descendant of the original John 
and Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell. 

Nearly a century after the arrival of John Caldwell at 
Ipswich, other families of the name came from England 
and the north of Ireland ; one settled in central Massa- 
chusetts, another in New Hampshire, and others in New 
Jersey and the South. 

At the exercises in the Chapel this forenoon, Augustine 
Caldwell presided and spoke from the query, " Why are 
we here ?" Dr. S. Cushman Caldwell, of Pelham Heights, 
N. Y., read a Paper on the " Characteristics of the Men of 
the Caldwell family." Miss Lydia A. Caldwell, Librarian 
of the local Public Library, read a Paper written by J. J. 
Caldwell, M. D., of Summit, N. J., on " The Caldwells as 
Soldiers," and " Glances at families," not included in the 
Ipswich lines. 

Following the literary exercises the assemblage visited 
the old, old homestead, where a reception was held. 

Later, other Caldwell homes, and points of historic in- 
terest about the town were inspected. 

The Exercises at the Caldwell Commemoration will be printed in suitable form 
foi preservation with the Genealogy, ft will be mailed as Part V. 


Part Two 


Jor>0 Caldwell 



Genealogical Records of their Descendants, 
Eight Generations, 1654- 1900. 

This section, Part Two, contains the Fifth and Sixth 
Generations. Pages 67-118. 







30. Elisabeth Caldwell, daughter of John 16 and 
Abigail (Hovey,) bap. October 27, 1739, married Daniel 
Rindge, eldest son of Sam'l and Mary (Appletou) Rindge. 
Their children : 

Daniel, bap. Feb. 23, 1766, died early. 

Elisabeth, bap. Sept. 20, 1767, married Abraham 
Seward, Dec. 30, 1794, died April, 1824, aged 
57. Children: Huldah. m. Benj. Kimball; 
Daniel, died early ; John, died early ; Lydia 
Caldwell, m. Jason Wilkins, of Salem; Mary, 

m. Wilcombe, Londonderry; Elisabeth, 

m. Elisha Glover, lived at Ipswich. 

Samuel, bap. Jan. 14, 1770, d. at So. Carolina, unm. 

John, bap. July 12, 1771, died Oct. 18, 1801. 

Lucy, bap. Feb. 12, 1775, died aged 8 years. 

31. John Caldwell, son of John 16 and Abigail (Hovey) 
bap. Aug. 30, 1741, died of fever, July 26, 1771, married 
Abigail Hodgkins, born 1740, dau. of Daniel and Abigail 
( Heard ) Hodgkins, and graudaughter of Edmund Heard ; 
pub. Jan. 19, 1763. Abigail married (2) Samuel Hender- 
son ; Rev. Daniel Fitz recorded, July 13, 1828, "Mrs. 
Abigail Henderson was admitted to the church ; aged 88 
years." She died Dec. 17, 1833, aged 93 years. The next 
Sabbath morning, her pastor preached a commemorative 
sermon, announcing as his subject : " The sustaining pow- 
er of the burden of years." 

John Caldwell and Abigail lived in Brook St. renting 
rooms in the house built by his grandfather, John 9, slain 
by the Indians, 1724 [See page 45.] Their children : 

59 John, born Nov. 28, 1765, m. Mary Gilman. 

60 Daniel, born Nov. 14, 1769 ; three times married. 
Abigail, born Sept. 25, 177 1 , married her cousin, 

Capt. Samuel Caldwell, [62,] died Aug. 16, 
1852. She was born three months after her 
father's death ; and her bereaved mother, in 
later years, told her that she bathed her baby- 
face many times with the bitter tears of early 


32. Capt. Ebenezer Caldwell, son of John 16 and Abi- 
gail (Hovey,) born Sept. 21, 1745, died Dec. 16, 1821, aged 
76 years. His name, when thirty years of age, is found in 
the list of soldiers: Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill, Row- 
ley, Co. Minute men ; marched on Alarm of April 19, 
1775; service five days. Also, Capt. Thomas Mighill Co. 
Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's [38] Reg't, [late Gerrish ;] 
returned Sept. 26, 1775. 

As a citizen he was much engaged in Town interests 
throughout his entire manhood ; and for more than twenty 
successive years was a member of the School Committee. 

One painful chapter of his life, was the wreck of his 
brig, Sally, of which, we think, he was the sole owner. 
We will give the story in the words of his daughter Han- 
nah, who was, at the time, a child of ten years : 

In 1804, father fitted out the brig, Sally. Twelve 
strong and estimable men of Ipswich, made up the crew. 
Benjamin Pinder was Captain. The brig crossed Ipswich 
bar, and, it is surmised, was struck by a hurricane, — was 
wrecked and sunk ; none on board were ever heard from. 
One of the men was Robert Stone, grandfather of Robert 
Stone of the Shatswell house, High street. We recall also 
the names of Daniel Caldwell and Asa Lord. 

A pall fell upon the entirt town. The men were all 
attendants at the First Church, and the Rev. Levi Frisbie 
appointed a memorial service. It called together a throng. 
In the midst of his sermon, Mr. Frisbie was so overcome, 
that he was obliged to pause. A hush, even of breath, so 
covered the assembly, that its sorrowful impress never 
faded from memories. Now and again the wrecked brig 
was spoken of until that generation had passed away. 

The daughter, Hannah, [Mrs. William Clark,] also 
gave the following memory of Capt. Caldwell's Thanks- 
giving dinners, — a picture, surely, of an old-time festival : 

At our home, we never assembled at the tables with less 
than twenty, and the children's table besides. We had 
two courses and dessert : 

First, a boiled dish, with every possible vegetable ; 

Next, four roast chickens, aud a huge chicken pie, 
four roast geese, and a turkey. 

The dessert was, — Plum puddings and Indian puddings, 
followed by dishes of apples and cider. Then the chil- 



Emerson House, 1648. 
The Home of Capt. Ebenezer Caldwell. 1789-1821. 

dren adjourned to the kitchen and parched corn and made 
molasses candy. 

The earlv married home of Capt. Caldwell was on the 
farm known to us as Col. John Heard's. In April, 1789, 
he took possession of the Emerson house, on Turkey 
Shore, built 1748, by the earliest New England ancestor 
of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This pleasantly located house 
had pleasant associations and memories ; in its ''front 
room," was his marriage with Lucy Rindge, his first wife, 
who, three years later, passed into the Beyond. The 
County records give the history of this home of his choice 
and contentment : 

i. 1648. Built by Thomas Emerson, 

ii. Sold to Daniel Rindge. 

iii. Uzael Wardwell, became its owner, 

iv. William Howard bought it. 

v. Left to William, Samuel and John Howard, 

vi. Samuel Howard bought it. He died 1766. 

vii. Samuel left it to Stephen Howard, 

viii. Stephen sold it to Samuel Rindge ; removed to 


Capt. Ebenezer Caldwell married (i) Lucy, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Appleton) Rindge, Dec. i, 1768. She 
died in 1772, leaving two sons, the oldest bearing the 
name of her husband, the youngest the name of her father. 
The Appleton ancestry of Lucy Rindge is as follaws : 

1. Samuel Appleton, born 1586, married Judith 

Everards ; died 1670. 

2. John Appleton, born 1622, married Priscilla, dau. 

Rev. Jose Glover; died 1699. 

3. Samuel Appleton, m. Mary Woodbridge ; d. 1693. 

4. John Appleton married Mary Allen ; died 1750. 

5. Mary Appleton, b. 1724, m. Samuel Rindge, d. 1746. 
The children of Capt. Ebenezer and Lucy (Rindge :) 

61 Ebenezer, bap. Jan. 14, 1770; m. Rebekah Dodge. 

62 Samuel, born Aug. 21, 1772, m. (1) Elisabeth 

Perkins; (2) Abigail Caldwell, his cousin. 

He married (2,) Mercy Dodge, daughter of [Sheriff] 
William and Mercy (Smith) Dodge, Dec. 9, 1773. She 
united with the South Church, Feb. 19. 1804, died May 
28, 1837, aged 84 years. She was a descendant of Richard 
Smith, who came from Shropshire, Co. Norfolk, Eng., 
and was in Ipswich, 1648 ; 

2. Richard and Hannah (Cheney) Smith, married 

November, 1660 ; 

3. John and Mercy (Adams) Smith, m. Dec. 4, 1702 ; 

4. John and Hannah (Treadwell) Smith; John was 

estimated the richest man of Ipswich ; 

5. Mercy (Smith) Dodge, wife of the Sheriff. 

The ten children of Capt. Ebenezer and Mercy [Dodge :] 

63 William, bap. Sept. 11, 1774, m. [1] Abigail Smith ; 

[2] Susannah Treadwell. 

64 Mercy, bap. Dec. 21, 1777, married Moses Davis. 

65 Lucy, bap. Oct. 17, 1779, m. [1] Stephen Caldwell ; 

[2] Caleb Randall ; [3] Samuel Smith. 
Daniel, bap. Nov. 1782, died Dec. 17, 1799, aged 
sixteen years. He was under the pupilage of 
the Grammar School Master, preparing for ex- 
amination at Harvard. His sister said of him, 
years later: " He was the intellect of the family." 

66 Eunice, bap. May 1, 1785, married Nathan Davis. 

67 Sylvanus, bap. April 8, 1787, m. Hannah Staniford. 

68 Joanna, bap. May 31, 1789, m. Dea. Isaac Stanwood. 

69 Sarah, bap. Dec. 30, 1792, m. Jacob Stanwood; and 


lived at Augusta, Maine ; died Aug. 18, 1854. 
She was the mother of Mrs Hon. J. G. Blaine. 

70 Hannah, born Nov. 30, 1794, married William Clark. 

71 Eben, born March 12, 1798, married Clarissa Smith, 

of Manchester. 

Another glance at the Rev. Jose Glover-family, whose 
name is blended with the ancestry of Lucy Rindge Cald- 
well, will make the history more complete: Priscilla 
(Glover) Appleton was a daughter of the Rev. Jose 
Glover, Rector of Sutton in Surrey. He made a contract 
June 7, 1638, with Stephen Day, Cambridge, Eng., to 
come to New England with wife, children, servant, in the 
John, of London, at the expense of Mr. Glover ; his de- 
sign being to set up a Printing Press. Mr. Glover died 
on the passage, and found an ocean grave. 

Mrs. Glover, his widow, married [2] Henry Dunster, 
the first President of Harvard College. The children of 
Rev. and Mrs. Glover, were : — 

Capt. Roger, slain in the civil war, Edinburgh ; 

John, H. C. 1650 ; Eng. 1654 ; M. D., at Aberdeen ; 

Elisabeth, married Adam Winthrop ; 

Sarah, married Deane Winthrop ; 

Priscilla, married John Appleton of Ipswich ; and 
as above stated they were gr. gr. grandparents 
of Lucy Rindge Caldwell. 

33. Thomas Caldwell, son of John 16 and Abigail 
(Hovey,) bap. Oct. 1, 1747; married [1] Lucy Henderson, 
Jan. 26, 1773 ; she died Sept. 18, 1788. He married [2] 
Widow Mary (Ross) Sweet, February 14, 1793; she died 
September 19, 1833. 

Thomas Caldwell was a Revolutionary Soldier ; a pri- 
vate in Capt. Thomas Burnham's Co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, three days. 

Also, Capt. Abraham Dodge's Co. Col. Moses Little's 
reg't., the 17th. Company return dated Oct. 9, 1775 ; en- 
listed August 1, 1775, age 26. 

Order for bounty coat, Dec. 21, 1775. 

Also, Capt. Dodge's Co., Col. Moses Little's 12th reg't. 
Enlisted January 1, 1776. 

Thomas Caldwell, private, Capt. Joseph HodgkinsCo., 
Colo. Timothy Bigelow T 's reg't ; Muster Roll for January 
to September, 1777, dated VanSchaick's Island, and sworn 


to in Camp near Half Moon ; Enlisted May 19, 1777 ; 8 
months; reported lame in camp. 

Thomas Caldwell and Mary (Ross) his wife, sold to 
James Smith, July 11, 1796, one half the dwelling house 
in Brook St.; which house, we think, in later years has 
been known as the home of the Sherburne family, and of 
Samuel Henderson, and his son Jeremiah Henderson. 

The eleven children of Thomas Caldwell : 

John, seaman, died in Holland, unmarried. 
Lucy, died April 3, 1822, aged 43 years, unm. 

72 Sarah, married Benjamin Pindar. 
Deborah, married David Hart, Newburyport, 

Dec. 10, 1805. 

73 Ruth, married John Page, Newburyport ; born 

Sept. 15, 17S6, married May 3, 1809. 
Abigail, bap. March 14, 1799, m. Boden. 

74 Thomas, married Elisabeth Sweet. 

75 Francis, married Lydia Hove}'. 

Joseph, drowned October, 1838, aged 40 years. 
Elisabeth, married Levi Young, Jan. 18, 1830. 

76 Daniel, born Feb. 23, 1794, m. Mary Ann Lord. 

34. Stephen Caldwell, son of John 16 and Abigail 
(Hovey,) bap. Sept. 10, 1749, married Abigail Low, pub. 
May 28, 1774, died 1836, aged 86 years. He removed 
from Ipswich to Hampton Falls, N. H., and later to 
Augusta, Maine. The children of Stephen and Abigail : 
Sttphen, bap. May 18, 1777, drowned at sea, 1804 ; 

married his cousin, Lucy Caldwell, f 65. ] 
Bemsley, bap. May 18, 1777; he left no sons. 
Daniel, born at Hampton Falls, married Abigail 

Batchelder of that town, lived at Augusta, Me. 
No children. 
Ruhamah, born at Hamp:on Falls. 

77 John, born at Hampton Falls Feb. 26, 1782, mar- 

ried Eunice Stanwood, of Ipswich. The 
parents of Mrs. Cowdes, of the Ipswich 
Female Seminary. 

Abigail, married Lyon. 


78 Francis, physician, born Oct. 31, 1789, practiced his 

profession at Anson, 111. 

79 Joseph, physician, died at Huron, Ohio. 


35. Francis Caldwell, son of John 16 and Abigail 
(Hovey,) bap. Sept. i, 1760, died Nov. 21, 1830. He mar- 
ried June 1, 1793, Abigail, daughter of Dea. Francis and 
Hannah (Lakeraan) Merrifield. She was baptized Sept. 
18, 1768 ; died Feb. 19. 1845, aged 77 years. No children. 

Francis Caldwell was a Revolutionary Soldier. Private 
Capt. David Low's Co. volunteers, 3d Essex Co. Reg't. 
Enlisted Sept. 30, 1777. Marched Oct. 2, 1777. Dis- 
charged at Cambridge, Nov. 7, 1777. Service 40 days in 
a Reg't commanded by Maj. Charles Smith, under Gen. 
Gates, — northern dep't and in guarding Gen. Burgoyne's 
army, Prospect Hill. 

Abigail (Merrifield) Caldwell is well remembered by the 
compiler. When he was nine years old he attended, with 
his father, her burial service, at the old Emerson house on 
Turkey Shore, where the last few weeks of her life were 
passed. She was very amiable and gracious to children ; 
and it was their delight to carry her, in return, baskets of 
food from their mothers tables, which, doubtless, were 
acceptable in the feebleness of old age. 

She united with the South Church August 25, 1799. 
Eleven that day made "profession of religion,'' — names 
familiar then, but forgotten now. We will recount them, 
and give also the later married name : 

Abigail, wife of Francis Caldwell ; Tristram and Joanna 
(Baker) Brown; Chrissie Baker, married Josiah Brown; 
Eunice Brown ; Fanny Brown, tharried in Londonderry, 
N. H.; Sarah Caldwell, dau. of Ebenezer, 32, married 
Jacob Stanwood, moved to Augusta; Eunice Kimball, 
married Nathaniel Lord, Esq., Register of Probate; 
Martha Fellows, married [1] John Willett, [2] Jeremiah 
Kimball, a lady whose mind was the repository of spirit- 
ual songs, and especially a lover of the hymns of Newton ; 
Mercy Lakeman, married William Foster Wade, one of the 
Deacons of the Church and County Treasurer ; Abraham 
Hodgkins Stanwood. 

We find a glimpse of Abigail (Merrifield) Caldwell's 
father, written by Mrs. Harriet (Baker) Noyes, whose 
constant pen gives many glimpses of Ipswich people and 
their households. To those who are interested in names 
braided with Caldwells it will seem almost like a leaf of 
family history : 

" By the kindness of Rufus Choate of Essex, an old 


Bible has been loaned to the Ipswich Historical Society. 
The Bible was printed in Edinburgh, 1755. This time 
stained relic was carried in his knapsack when Francis 
Merrifield, of Ipswich, a Minute Man, Capt. Nathaniel 
Wade's Co. marched to Bunker Hill. After the battle his 
Company was withdrawn to Cambridge ; and he wrote on 
the inside of one of the covers : 

" 1775. Cambridge, June 17th. A batel fought on 
bunkers hill, on Saterday in the afternoon, which lasted 
an hour and a quarter, two men were wounded, and a 
wonderful deliverance, the number of my gun, one hun- 
dred eighty three, 183, the seventeenth Rigement, 17." 

He drew his pen through the words, wonderfid deliverance, 
and this erasure may be explained by the entry on the 
blank side of the New Testament title page : 

"Cambridge, Jun. 17, 1775. I Desire to Bless God for 
his kind aperince in delivring me and sparing my Life in 
ihe Late batel fought on Bunkers hill. I desire to devote 
this spared Life to his Glory and honour. 

as witness my hand, Francis Merrifield." 

Mr. Choate has appended the following data : 
Francis Merrifield was born in Ipswich, Nov. 2, 1735 ; a 
son of Thomas and Mercy Merrifield. He was remarbably 
cheerful and possessed much wit, although a man of great 
modesty and few words. He was five feet and six inches 
in height, robust and enjoyed unbroken health to the end 
of his life. 

He served during one campaign at Ticonderoga in the 
French and Indian war. It is thought he served through 
the entire war of the Revolution. His comrades in arms 
testified that throughout his army life, he never failed to 
kindly rebuke an oath when uttered in his presence ; and 
the Christian graces shone in his character. He was Dea- 
con in the South Church, Ipswich. 

In December, 1759, Francis Merrifield married Hannah 
Lakeman. He had 13 children ; four survived him. At 
his death, April 21, 1814, this Bible passed into the family 
of his daughter Elisabeth, wife of Col. Thomas Wade. At 
the death of Col. Wade, 1827, it passed into the hands of 
his son William, by whom it was presented to his nephew, 
Rufus Choate, March 20, 1872. 

There is a family tradition that Hannah Lakeman was 
the housemaid in the home of the Rev. John Walley, the 


first Pastor of the South Church; and that Mr. Walley 
gave her the Bible. 

Dea. Merrifield lived in the old house recently owned 
and occupied by the late John Gallagher." 

36. Moses Caldwell, son of Aaron 17 and Eliza (Tread- 
well,) born April 9, 1753, died March 4, 1838, aged 84 yrs. 
Married Elisabeth Sutton, called the daughter of Judge 
Sutton ; she was born Sept. 27, 1759, died Dec. 8, 1824. 
They were published Nov. 5, 1785. Their home was in 
Brook street, — a substantial two story house, on the site of 
the Burroughs bouse, and adjoining the homestead of 
Arthur W. Dow, artist. 

Moses Caldwell has a Revolutionary history : 

1775. Moses Caldwell, Ipswich, private Capt. Thomas 
Mighill Co., Lieut. Col. Baldwin 38th Reg't, Sept. 1775. 

Oct. 27, 1775, private Capt. Thomas Mighill Co., Col. 
Gerrish Reg't. Order for bounty coat, Winter Hill. 

1777-8. Private Capt. John Dodge's Co., Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's Reg't of Guards. Enlisted Nov. 11, 1777; ser- 
vice to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 23 days; at Charlestown and 
Cambridge. Also muster roll, Winter Hill, Feb. 1778, 
detatched to guard Burgoyne's Army. 

1779. Capt. Lord's Co.; age 26, statue 6 feet, 1 in.; 
complexion light ; delivered to Lieut. William Story ; also 
in Capt. Bowman's Co. 15th Reg't; enlisted July n, 
1777 ; return dated at Boxford, Dec. 8. 1779 ; discharged, 
April 17, 1780,- — nine months. 

1780. Enlisted for 6 mos.; age 27 ; 6 ft. 1 in.; complex- 
ion ruddy. Arrived at Springfield, July 21, 1780, marched 
to Camp same day, under command of Capt. Isaac Pope. 
Also, name on pay roll for six months men, raised by 
Ipswich for service in Continental Army, 1780. Marched 
July 10, 1780, discharged Jan. 12, 1781 ; 6 mos. 14 days. 
[At Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.] 

The children of Moses and Elisabeth (Sutton :) 

Elisabeth, born Sept. 20, 1786, married David 

Pulsifer of Salem, 1840, died Dec. 2, 1842. 
Moses, born Dec. 24, 1788, died Nov. 9, 1829. 
Aaron, twin, born Nov. 9, 1790, died at N. Orleans. 
Samuel, twin, born Nov. 9, 1790. 
Richard Sutton, born March, 1794. 
80 Stephen, b. May 6, 1797, m. Mary Lunt of Newbury. 
Thomas, born March 8, died April 19. 1800. 


37. Stephen Caldwell, son of Aaron 17, and Eliza 
(Treadwell,) bap. March 16, 1755, married Mercy Whipple 
17S6. lived at Hamilton ; one daughter : 
Betsey, died unmarried. 

Stephen Caldwell was a Revolutionary Soldier, — Capt. 
Nath'l Wade's Co., enlisted Dec. 8, 1775, for year 1776. 

Capt. Nath'l Wade's Co., Col. Moses Little's Reg., 12th, 
receipt for wages and travel, dated Ipswich, Feb. 24, 1777. 

Brig-of-war, commanded by Capt. Jonathan Haraden, 
engaged Oct. 6, 1777 ; service not given. 

38. Abraham Caldwell, son of Abraham 20 and Elisa- 
beth (Collins,) born Feb. 1, 1744, married Esther Caldwell, 
his cousin, daughter of Aaron 17, Dec. 31, 1770. She was 
born May 26, 1745, died Dec. 2, 1825. He united with 
the South Church, Oct. 18, 1767. 

A strangely suffering story is told of him : One morning 
in Revolutionary days, he and an acquaintance named 
Lowater, sailed down the Ipswich river to the Bay, to 
catch fish. An English vessel unexpectedly appeared, 
and they were pursued and captured. Lowater, to his own 
surprise, was returned to his boat, and speedily sailed 
to spread the exciting intelligence. Caldwell was im- 
pressed into the English service, and never again heard 
from. It was known to Lowater that several mariners 
were sick of the small pox. It was thought by his family 
that Mr. Caldwell sickened and died of this contagion. 

Abraham Caldwell left a widow, Esther, and a son and 
daughter : 

81 Abraham, married Elisabeth Woodbury. 

Esther, bap. June 29, 1775. She was unm. and 
lived in the family of Dea. Caleb Lord. 

39. Jacob Caldwell, cordwainer, son of Abraham 20 and 
Elisabeth (Collins,) born at Ipswich, Dec. 17, 1746, lived 
at Salem, his homestead being on St. Peter street. He 
was twice married. His second wife was widow Elisabeth 
Mclntyre, married March 21, 1792. Mention is made of 
a son, (Jacob 82,) who was a seaman. Jacob, cordwainer, 
was dead 1799. His son Jacob was appointed adm'r, 
Dec. 2, 1799. Ht conveyed the estate on St. Peter street, 
Salem, to his stepmother, the widow Elisabeth, Dec. 13, 
1800. The sureties lor Jacob, the adm'r, were John 


Caldwell, 3d, Ipswich, and Abraham Caldwell, Beverly. 

The widow Elisabeth's estate, administration was grant- 
ed to George Wheatland, Esq., July 5, 1836, "she having 
within twelve years past deceased intestate." 

Stephen Caldwell 42, — brother of Jacob, cordwainer, — 
owned one half the St. Peter street estate. Daniel Millett 
married Stephen's daughter Elisabeth, and bought Jacob's 
I rights. He was a tailor, — Millett & Ward, Essex street, — 
resided on St. Peter street. 
The only child of Jacob 39, by his first wife : 

82 Jacob, born , m. Mary Brown, of Salem. 

40. John Caldwell, son of Abraham 20 and Elisabeth 
(Collins,) born Wednesday, Nov. 36, 1748, O. S. and died 
Sept. 22, 1815, aged 67 years. He married Eunice Smith. 
No children. Her second husband was Dea. Mark Has- 
kell ; she died Feb. 16, 1847, aged 91 years. 

John Caldwell was usually designated " Schoolmaster 
John." Like his father, [Abraham 20,] he was not only 
fond of books, but of the mental development which comes 
through investigation. With a keen relish for mathe- 
matics he devoted much time to that branch of culture, 
and opened winter schools, in which special attention and 
instruction were given to navigation. [Among his pupils 
in this branch were the elder sons of Capt. Ebenezer 
Caldwell 32.] 

His married home was the ancient Proctor house ; the 
mansion at the Stone Bridge owned and occupied by the 
children of Capt. Samuel Newell Baker. It is a house of 
historic interest, as John Proctor, highly esteemed by his 
Ipswich friends, had a sou who went to Salem, and was a 
victim of that deadly jear, — 1692, — at that place. He was 
accused of witchcraft. It was rumored in Ipswich, his 
native home, that he had been condemned to the gallows. 
Ipswich people had known him too long and too well to 
believe in such obscession. Thirty-two of his old neigh- 
bors immediately petitioned for his reprieve. The paper 
was slighted. The good man perished on Gallows Hill. 

Schoolmaster John, by his own diligent study, calculated 
an almanac, when twenty-nine years old. 

He was not only " Master John," but "Merchant John." 
Legal documents call him " John Caldwell, trader." He 
had a successful store in the block yet standing on the 


south side of the Stone Bridge, now owned and occupied 
by Mr. Mark Newman. 

Mr. Abraham Caldwell, his nephew, had the book of 
school finances, 1778-81. His classes met in the house of 
Abner Harris, on High street. He credits Abner "with 
the use of your chamber for keeping school, £2, 10s." 

Later he had the School in his own Proctor mansion, 
and advertizes : — 

" A school will be opened by the Subscriber at his 
House as soon as a Sufficient Number shall find themselves 
disposed to attend, for Reading, Writing and Arithmetick ; 
where may be taught besides Common Arithmetick, sev- 
eral other branches in the Mathematicks : As the Extrac- 
tion and Use of the Square and Cube Roots, Interest, 
simple and compound, Guaging of Casks and other Ves- 
sels, by Arithmetic, Mensuration of Superficies and Solids ; 
Plain Geometry ; Measuring of Land, commonly called 
Surveying; Navigation performed in several ways, viz. : 
by Construction, Computation, by the Traverse Tables, 
and by Gunter's Scale, — all which will be done on moder- 
ate Terms, and Payment made easy to the Learner. 

John Caldwell, 4th. 

He has a Revolutionary history : 

John Caldwell, Ipswich, private, Capt. Nath'l Wade's 
Co., Colo. Moses Little's reg't, enlisted June 15, 1775, ser- 
vice h weeks, 5 days; marched to Cambridge. Age 26 yrs. 

Also, Capt. Wade's Co. enlisted Dec. 20, 1775. Payroll 
dated at Long Island, 1776. 

Also, Capt. Wade's same Company, rec'p't for rations, 
Long Island, April 30, r 776. 

Also, Capt. Wade's Co., Col. Little's reg't, wages and 
travel, dated, Ipswich, Feb. 4, 1777. 

1775. In the list of firearms borrowed for the use of 
-..Idiers i 11 Capt. Abraham Dodge's Co., John Caldw r ell 
loaned a gun to Stephen Colman. 

41. James Caldwell, son of Abraham 20 and Elisabeth 
1 Collins,) born Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1750, O. S. 

We cannot trace his history. We find his name only as 
a Revolutionary Soldier. At Sutton, whither he w^ent 
trom Ipswich, he is recorded as, — 

Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's Co., Colonel 
Learned's Reg : return for billeting • Company marched 


from Sutton, Douglas, Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775. 

Capt. Woodbury's Co., Col. Job Cushing's Reg't., 
[Worcester Co.,] enlisted Aug 13, 1777, discharged Nov. 
29, service 3 mcs. 27 days. 

James Caldwell, private Capt. Abijah Burbank's Co., 
Col. Jacob Davis' Reg., marched to Camp July 30, 1780, 
discharged Aug. 7, service 11 1-2 days ; alarm at Rhode 

James Caldwell, account dated Ipswich, Jan. 18, 1782, 
of bounty advanced by the Town of Ipswich, to said 
Caldwell and others, for enlisting into the Continental 
Army for three years. 

42. Stephen Caldwell, son of Abraham 20 and Elisa- 
beth (Collins,) born Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1754, N. S. His 

first wife was Eunice ; he m. [2,] Mary Mclntyre. 

The children : 

83 Elisabeth, born Sept. 27, 1779, m. Daniel Millett, 
tailor, Essex St. Salem. 
Eunice, bap. at Ipswich, Dec. 18, 1785. 
Stephen, bap. at Ipswich, Feb. 24, 1788; clergyman, 

graduated at Dartmouth. 
Anne, bap. at Ipswich, March 28, 1790. 
Ebenezer Bowditch, born at Salem, March 14, 1792, 
died at Bath, Georgia, Aug. 4, 1819, aged 27. 
Graduated at Dartmouth ; studied Divinity at 
Andover, class 1817 ; ordained at Waynesboro', 
Georgia ; married Hannah Mugford, dau. of 
William Mugford, of Salem, Nov. 5, 1817. 

Stephen Caldwell was a tailor, and resided in Salem a 
part of his life. He owned conjointly with Jacob, his 
brother, real est. on St. Peter St. He was a Rev. soldier : 

— Stephen Caldw r ell, Salem, Capt. Abner Cranson's Co., 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's reg't. Receipts for wages for Aug. 
and Sept. 1775, dated Prospect Hill; Oct. 6, he was at 
Prospect Hill ; receipt for bounty coat dated Camp, Pros- 
pect Hill, Nov. 2, 1775. 

Private in Capt. Aaron Haynes' Co., Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's reg't ; muster roll dated in Camp, Ticonderoga, 
Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; rtported sick in Gen. 

Corporal in Capt. Joseph Hillers Co., Col. Jonathan 
Titcomb's reg't ; arrived at destination May 6, 1777 ; dis- 


charged July 6, 1777 ; service 2 mos. 6dys at Rhode Is- 
land. Roll dated at Providence. 

43. Rebekah Caldwell, daughter of Abraham 20 and 
Elisabeth (Collins.) She lived 28 years, and then de- 
parted, February, 1784. Her brother wrote a memory of 
her latest days : 

* About a fortnight before her death, God was pleased 
to shine upon her soul and open a door of hope, which in- 
creased until her death. She was wholly resigned to the 
will of God. Her soul seemed to be wrapped in prayer. 
She was often heard to say, " Sweet Jesus, receive my 
spirit." A few hours before her death, I asked her if she 
was willing to die? She said, "Yes, I long to be with 
Jesus." A few moments before she died she reached out 
her hand to my wife and said, " Sister, I am going. I am 
going, sister !" Then she reached her hand to me and 
said, " Brother, I am going. I am going, brother !" She 
made no struggle ; nor was she any more put out at dying 
than though she had been going to sleep. 

44. Isaac Caldwell, son of Abraham 20 and Elisabeth 
( Collins, ) born Jan. 18, 1759. He evidently lived in Ips- 
wich and Salem. We do not know of his manhood ; but 
in his youth,— 17 to 20 years, — he was a soldier of the 
Revolution : 

Isaac Caldwell, Ipswich, private, Capt. Nath'l Wade's 
Co., return dated June 5, 1775, marched to Cambridge. 

Capt. Wade's Co., Colo. Little's reg't, 12th, muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775, enlisted May 10, service 11 weeks. 

Also, order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, 
dated Dec. 21, 1775. Enlisted Dec. 21, 1775. 

Same company, pay abstract for February, March, 1776, 
dated at Long Island ; receipt for rations, April 30, 1776. 

Receipt for equipments, Camp, July 26, 1776. Wages 
and travel allowance. Ipswich, Feb. 24, 1777. 

Next, his name is registered at Salem : Private, Capt. 
Joseph Hiller's Co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's reg't, arrived 
at destination, May 6, 1777 ; discharged July 6, 1777 ; ser- 
vice 2 mos. 3 days— at Rhode Island. Roll dated at 


45. William Caldwell, son of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford,) bap. Oct. 26, 1760 ; married his cousin, Anna 
Hovey; lived at Ludlow, Vt., died, 1828. Children: 

Sally, married Moore. 


46. Benjamin Caldwell, son of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford.) He is registered as yeoman. He removed to 
Derry, N. H. about 1790. He was twice married, [1] 
Margaret Wood Rindge, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Kim- 
ball) Rindge, born July 4, 1755, married Nov. 18, 1787, 
died Dec. 24, 178S, aged 33 years, 5 months 20 days; 
one daughter, Margaret. 

He married [2] Lydia Caldwell, daughter of John 16 
and Abigail (Hovey,) Dec. 31, 1789; she died in Derry, 
Feb. 12, 1835, aged 77. Her departure was a few weeks 
prior to the death of her sister, Mary Caldwell, at Ipswich, 
[March 2, 1835, aged 72.] The gravestone of Mary, in the 
South Burying-ground, at Ipswich, bears the names of the 
two sisters, " In death not long divided." 
The children of Benjamin : 

Margaret, unm. died in Derry. 
84 Abel, clergyman, born at Ipswich, Nov. 21, 1794, 
Dartmouth Col. 1817. 

47. Ebenezer Caldwell, son of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford,) bap. at Ipswich, Dec. 6, 1767, died at Salem, 

Oct. 1823, aged 56 years. He married Sarah , born 

at Marblehead, Oct. 28, 1765, died at Salem, July 27, 1857, 
aged 92 years. 

Walter Price Bartlett desired that the body oi his friend, 
Mr. Caldwell, might be laid in his tomb, in the Charter st. 
burial ground, Salem. It was the tomb of his ancestors, 
built in 1650. Mrs. Caldwell gave her consent. Her own 
grave, 34 years after, was made in the Howard st. ground. 

The portrait of Mrs. Sarah Caldwell, painted by Mr. 
Tuttle, of Salem, in 1S25, when she was sixty years of age, 
is, we think, in possession of the Ladies Missionary Society 
of the Tabernacle Church, Salem. A memorial of her, 
gleaned from the weekly press of 1857, says : 


Mrs. Caldwell came from Marblehead to Salem, in her 
youth, to reside with a married sister. At eighteen years 
of age she joyfully united with the Tabernacle church, and 
from that hour to extreme age, her days were fragrant 
with a childlike affection and zeal for the Christ who re- 
deemed her, and the church of her love and choice. 

She was present at the ordination services of the first 
missionaries, in the Tabernacle, and met personally Mrs. 
Ann Hazeltine Judson, and Mrs. Harriet Newell. When 
the women of the Parish assembled from time to time to 
aid the foreign work, she was elected the First Treasurer 
of their benevolence. 

Soon after her profession of faith, she married Ebenezer 
Caldwell, also a member of the Tabernacle church. He 
was a native of Ipswich but a resident of Salem from his 
boyhood. They tested for a time pioneer life at Sullivan, 
Maine, and at Springfield, Vt. 

At Springfield their house was the home for Missionaries 
who then visited scattered settlements of New England. 
Many refreshing stories could they tell of those "holy 
men of old." It was like the echo of the earnest voices. 

At Sullivan, Me., they were instrumental in gathering 
and organizing the Congregational church. It was organ- 
ized in their own house by the Rev. Jotham Sewall. So 
tenderly did that man of grace administer the first Sacra- 
ment, that every one present wept. Mrs. Caldwell re- 
membered the baptism of the hour even in extreme age. 

The health of Mr. Caldwell obliged them to return to 
Salem. He died October, 1S23, aged 56 years. Rev. Dr. 
Elias Cornelius preached his funeral sermon and walked 
with the mourners to the tomb. 

Mrs. Caldwell died July 27, 1857, aged 92 years. The 
burial service was in the Tabernacle Chapel. The Rev. 
Dr. Samuel M. Worcester spoke gracious words. 

A pleasant memory of Mrs. Sarah Caldwell appeared in 
print, a few years after her death : 

At the Ladies Missionary Meeting of the Tabernacle 
church, the Pastor's wife, Mrs. DeWitt S. Clark, presented 
011 behalf of Miss Margaret Henderson, the original Mite- 
box of the first Female Missionary Society of that church. 
The precious relic, dating from the year 1S10, came from 
the First Treasurer of the Society, the saintly Mrs. 


Sarah Caldwell, (who united with the Tabernacle church 
in 1787,) through one to whom she gave it years ago. 

The maker of the box was her husband, Mr. Ebenezer 
Caldwell. The time-honored depository through which so 
many saints have laid up treasures in heaven, resumed its 
duties very naturally; indeed, one could almost hear in 
the gladsome echo of the dropped coins, its own joy in this 
renewed interest in its income ; while in the faces of its 
investors one could read entire security in their shares of 
the heaven-registered bonds. 

[Miss Margaret Henderson, previously alluded to, was a 
grandaughter of Abigail Henderson, (page 67.) She was 
a member of the Tabernacle church, and a warm friend of 
Sarah Caldwell. She died very suddenly, May 21, 1886, 
aged 77 years, — "respected in life, and many assembled at 
the last service of love and memories."] 

48. Nathan Caldwell, son of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford,) married Rebekah Safford, pub. Dec. 8, 1787. 
He went with the Caldwell and Safford friends to Spring- 
field, Vermont. His children : 


49. Lydia Caldwell, daughter of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford,) bap. Sept. 16, 1769; pub. with Ebenezer Lord, 
Sept. 3, 1797. 

Mary Caldwell, dau. of Benjamin 24, was the 2d wife of 
Ebenezer Lord, married April 23, 1809, died Feb. 1847, 
aged 70 years. 
The children of Ebenezer Lord : 

Jeremiah, m. [1] Sarah Baker ; [2] Elisabeth 
Harris ; [3] Hannah Dennis. 


Aunis, m. John Shatswell, 1827, died 1872. 

Mary, m. Edward Lord. 

Lydia, m. John Dudley Cross, March, 1834. 

Richard Henry. 

Martha, m. Capt. Richard Lakeman, 1834. 


Ezra, m. Lydia A. Lakeman. 


Luther, m. [ij Mary Seward ; [2] Elisabeth 

Seward ; [3J Sarah Archer. 
Susan Caroline. 

Of Edward Lord, the husband of Mary (Lord,) the 4th 
child of Ebenezer, we find the following obituary : 

The death of Mr. Edward Lord occurred on Saturday 
morning, April 30, 1898. The town loses one of its oldest 
and best citizens. He was born in Ipswich, Oct. 5, 1814, 
and was the son of Capt. John and Hannah (Smith) Lord. 
He spent his long, useful and upright life, in the home of 
his birtb, under the sheltering shadows of the High street 
hills. Mary, the wife of Mr. Lord, preceeded him to the 
Unseen, eighteen years ago. 

Three children were born to Edward and Mary Lord : 
Mary Jane, John Edward, Martha. The only son, John 
Edward, died two years ago. The two daughters are still 
in the old home, and have cared tenderly for their father. 

In early life Mr Lord was a shoemaker ; while still 
a young man he engaged in teaming hay to Boston, where 
he became well known. When years increased, he cultiv- 
ated the lands left him by his father. 

He belonged to the old State Militia ; in politics he was 
Republican ; in character upright and honest ; in disposi- 
tion kindly and charitable ; fond of his home nor seeking 
pleasure elsewhere. The interment was May 3rd. 

50. Nathaniel Caldwell, son of Benjamin 24 and Mary 
(Safford,) born May 24, 1778, married Mary Newman, born 
April 10, 1789, married Feb. 1810. She was the daughter 
of Elisha and Anna (Riudge) Newman, who were mar- 
ried in 1786; Elisha died Jan. 27, 1S26 ; Anna (Rindge) 
died Sept. 27, 181 r, aged 64 year.-,. 

Nathaniel Caldwell died April 23, 1838, aged 60 years ; 
and Mary (Newman,) his wife, died July 29, 1836, aged 
47 years. Their children : 

A daughter, unnamed, born and died, Nov. 1810. 
Nathaniel, born Nov. 5, 181 1, married Susan Cald- 
well Dodge, dau. of Charles and Eliza Grow 
Dodge; he died March 5, 1896, aged 84 years, 
4 months ; one child, died early. 
Joseph Newman, born Aug. 25, 1813 ; married 


Jeanette Home, dau. of Thomas and Jessie 
Home, Sept. 10, 1865; died Jan. 21, 1891, 
aged 77 years. 

Mary Ann, born July 29, 1815, died May 27, 1881, 
aged 65 years ; married John Brown ; he died 
Oct. 16, 1839, aged 28. Their only child, 
Sylvester, born Feb. 6, 1836. 

Harriet Frances, born March 13, 1818, died Feb. 14, 
1893, married Thomas Gould Pickard, March 7, 
1841 ; he was born Jan. 29, 1820, died Feb. 3, 
1842, aged 22 years. One child, John Thomas, 
born Dec. 24, 1841, died June 5, 1842. 

Ebenezer, born May 17, 1820, died early. 

Daniel Rindge, born Feb. 12, 1822, died Dec. 1903 ; 
in his early life he was a member of the militia 
company, Washington Blues ; at his interment, 
Dec. ii, six of this company were present; two 
other survivors live in other towns. 

Catharine Rindge, born Jan. 22, 1825. 

Joanna, born Sept. 9, 1827. 
131 John Murray, married Sarah Baker. 

51. Thomas Caldwell, son of Thomas 27 and Elisabeth 
(Lakeman,) married Mary Boardman, pub. Aug. 23, 1800; 
he died at Newburyport, 1802. Widow Mary (Boardman) 
married [2] Daniel Ross. He was the son of Benjamin 
and Susan (Lakeman) Ross. Benjamin was in the Battle. 
of Bunker Hill. He heard the alarm, but was too late to 
join the march ; but he followed hard after them, went into 
battle and took his place in the ranks. 

Mary, was the daughter of Capt. Daniel Boardman, and 
Capt. Boardtnan's second wife was Bethiah Burnham. 
Thomas Caldwell and Mary (Boardman) had one child : 
85 Mary, married John Ross, Nobleboro', Maine. 

52. Josiah Caldwell, son of Thomas 27 and Elisabeth 
(Lakeman.) He died August 19, 1864 aged 83 years. 
He married [1] Sarah Odell, of Salem ; [2] Lucy Lord, of 
Ipswich, April 21, 182 1; she died Feb. 4, 1870, aged 72 yrs 
nmos. His children : 

Sarah, died in infancy, 1813. 
134 Margaret Anne, his daughter by adoption, [dau. of 
Daniel and Mary Anne (Lord) Caldwell,] mar- 


ried Luther P. Whipple. 
Josiah Caldwell was regarded as one of the most intellec- 
tual and reliable of tbe Ipswich gentlemen of his day. He 
served as Representative to General Court ; Selectman, 
&c. He was First Church S. S. Supt. 1822-25, and l8 36- 
Simeon Palmer of Boston, in 1884, wrote of him : — 

He was a natural Teacher, and was Principal of Gram- 
mar Schools. Having a voice of remarkable compass and 
power, and a relish for travel, he successfully taught 
music in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We re- 
gret that he kept no journal of his movements. 

He was fond of reminiscences, and of his father, — who 
was my grandfather, — he told me that the man who stood 
next him in battle was killed; and with an Ipswich com- 
pany he witnessed Burgoyne's surrender. 

His daughter, Mrs. Whipple wrote : 

In addition to what has already been told, I would 
say that he was one of the strongest friends of the Anti- 
Slavery cause. His house was always open to the many 
lecturers who came to Ipswich. I well remember Walker, 
with the hand branded S. S. (Slave Stealer,) for his efforts 
in freeing slaves ; and Torrey, who died a martyr to the 
cause in a southern prison, spending nights at his hospit- 
able Ipswich home. 

When the Temperance cause was agitated with much 
ardor, and the old Total Absiinence Society was formed in 
Ipswich, he was elected President. 

He was extremely fond of singing ; and possessed a 
powerful and rich bass voice. In early life he taught 
singing in Carlisle, Pa., and Beaufort, S. C. While teach- 
ing in Little Compton, R. I. he composed an Ode on Peace 
which was sung by the Handel Society, in the Rev. Dr. 
Shepard's church, at the Celebration of Peace, at that 
town, March 16, 18 15 : 

ODE ON PEACE. By Josiah Caldwell. 

Halt, halt ye legions, sheathe your swords, 
Blood grows precious, shed no more! 

Oh, cease and heal your wounds ! 
The plunging corpse with half-closed eyes, 
Xo more must stain the unconscious seas, 

Nor welter on the ground. 


I/O ! beams of mercy shine around ; 
The favored Guest of Heaven is come ; 

Yes, lovely, cheering Peace. 
Peace ! Peace ! the leaping sailors sing, 
With shouts that make old Neptune ring, 

And almost reach the skies. 

Then forth Columbia's thunder pours; 
From line to line the cannon roars, 

And spreads the blazing joy ; 
Was ever Peace more timely given ! 
Wake songs of joy, ascend to Heaven, 

Let thanks our tongues employ. 

May Peace, and Love, and Joy benign 
Irradiate every other clime, 

And bless the distant Isles ; 
May heralds fly from pole to pole, 
Enlightening every humble soul 

With rays of Peace divine. 

Now to our God let thanks arise ; 
In deep distress he heard our cries, 

His mercy reached our land ; 
Peace came to heal the bleeding wound, 
Dispensing blessings wide around 

With an unsparing hand. 

53. Elisabeth Caldwell, daughter of Thomas 27 and 
Elisabeth (Lakeman,) born Dec. 6, 1784, married Ezra 
Palmer, of Boston, Oct'r 13, 1807, died Feb. 28, 1822. 
Their children : 

Ezra, 1808- 187S. Physician, unmarried. 
Elisabeth Caldwell, 1810-1852, married George W. 

Light, 1S35. 
William Albert, 1812-1813. 

Susan Mary, 1815-1849, m. Thomas D. Demond. 
Edward Dow Griffin, born April 7, 1818 ; Brown 
University, 1839 ; Doctor of Medicine, H. U. 
Medical School, 1842 ; married Cecilia Louisa 
Gale, 1847; died, i860. 
Caroline, born 1820. 
Ezra Palmer married [2] Susan Caldwell, sister of Elisa- 
beth 53, and daughter of Thomas 27. She was born June 


16, 1789, married Dec. 6, 1S22, died April 5, 1S52. The 
children of Ezra and Susan : 

Mary Sawdey, 1S23-1846, m. Samuel Foster, 1845. 

Martha Ann, born 1825. 

Ahnira Glover, 1827-1830. 

Louisa Caldwell, 1830-1852. 

54. Mary Caldwell, daughter of Thomas 27 and Elisa- 
beth (Lakeman,) married Simeon Palmer of Boston, pub. 
Jan. 11, 1812. Their children : 


Horatio, died dearly. 

Horatio A. 

Mary E. 

Thomas Caldwell. 

Emeline, married Rev. Henry Martyn Dexter, D. D. 

of The Congregationalist. 
Sophia B. 
Frances Ellen. 

55. Lucy Tcwnsend Caldwell, adopted by Thomas 27 
and Elisabeth (Lakeman,) married Amos Dunnels, Nov. 
12, 1818. Lived first in Ipswich; removed to Boston. 
The children : 

Thomas Caldwell, married Mary J. Falconer. 
Horatio Palmer, married Eliza Ann Baker, dau. of 

Capt. Samuel N. Baker, of Ipswich. 
Amos A. married Cordelia W. Baker. 
Lucy E. m. [ij Lemuel F. Cutter; [2] Anthony 

C. North. 
Edward H. 
George William. 
Ezra Palmer. 

56. John Caldwell, son of John 29 and Sarah (Hara- 
den,) born May 20, 1768, died May n, 1820, in Burrills- 
ville, R. I.; married Susanna Robinson, born Dec. 24, 
176S, died at Bolton, Feb. 26,1814. The children were 
born at Concord, Marlborough, Lancaster, Boston; the 
family also lived at Burrillsville, R. I. The children of 
John and Susanna : 


John, born in Concord Oct. 13, 1788, married Sarah 
Whittles, of Dunstable, N. H. 

86 James, born in Marlborough, May 3, 1791, married 

Mary Kimball. 

87 Mary, born Sept. 2, 1792, m. J. C. Hardenburgh. 

88 Eunice, born Sept. 29, 1794, m. Daniel Ross. 

89 Daniel, b. Nov. 10, 1796, m. Abigail Wallis Goodwin 
Susanna, born Jan. 17, 1799, married Theodore 

Bigelow, of Boston. 
Sally, born July 12, 1801, died Aug. 3, 1818, at 

Burrillsville, R. I. 
William, born Oct. 6, 1803, died early. 
Lydia, born at Lancaster, April 3, 1S06, d. e. 
Jeremiah, b. Jane 21, 1808, m. Temperance , 

died at Providence, R. I. 
Adaline, born in Boston March 11, and died 

Sept. 22, 1811. 

57. Daniel Caldwell, son of John 29 and Sarah (Hara- 
den,) born June 5, 1770; married Eunice Lord, Sept. 28, 
1797. He was one of the twelve Ipswich seamen who per- 
ished in the brig Sally, wrecktd on Ipswich Bar, Nov. 
1804. [See page 68.] Daniel Caldwell left two sons : 

Daniel, died at 20 years; a member of the Denison 
Light Infantry, and buried with military honor ; 
his name was remembered many years. 

90 David Haraden, m. Emeline Choate. 

58. Elisabeth Caldwell, dau. of John 29 and Sarah 
(Haraden,) born Aug. 17, 1772, married John Grow of 
Marblehead ; died Jan. 5, 1838. Their dau: 

91 Eliza, married Charles Dodge, Ipswich. 



59. John Caldwell, son of John 31 and Abigail (Hodg- 
kins,) born Nov. 28, 1765, married Mary Gilman, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., born Sept. 30, 1765 ; lived at Salem, Mass. 
Their children : 

92 Mary Ann, born Aug. 25, 1792 ; m. [1] Daniel Wal- 

den; [2] Joseph Walden. 

93 Clarissa, born Aug. 20, 1794 ; m. Stephen Badger. 
Abigail, died early. 

94 John, born Dec. 5, 1798, m. Susan Massey. 

95 Daniel, born May 4, t8oo, m. Sophronia Hall. 

60. Daniel Caldwell, son of John 31 and Abigail Hodg- 
kins Caldwell, born Nov. 14, 1769, married [1] Abigail 
Carroll, Nov. 5, 1791 ; she was born March 25, 1772, died 
in Salem, July 28, 1814, aged 43. [2] Mary Cloutman, at 
Cambridge, Jan. 1, 1815; she died Feb. 20, 1823, aged 54. 
[3] Elisabeth Hunt, Aug. 17, 1823, died Nov. 7, 1855. 
Lived at Salem. The children: 

John, born July 19, 1792, died at Mount Desert, 

Dec. 5, 1822. 
Abigail, born March 55, 1795, married John Grey; 

both received the Morman theories as truth, 

migrated to Utah, and there died. 
Edward, born April 20, 1797, married Mary Rust, 

died at New York. 
Esther, born Nov. 30, 1799, died Sept. 10, 1800. 

96 Daniel, b. Aug 31, 1804, m. Elisabeth Nutting. 
Sarah, born Aug. 31, 1804, died April 5, 1870. 

Esther, "born Jan. 10, 1807, tn. Allen, Salem. 

Abby, m. Lucius J. Nutting, Mason Village, N. H. 

in later years of widowhood Mrs. Nutting lived 
at Manchester. 

The Rev. Dr. Bentley, of Salem, left upon record : Sept. 
10, 1S00. Esther, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Cald- 
well, dies of Fever, aged nine months ; mother a Carroll ; 
he from Ipswich. They have three children, two boys. 
Live near Beverly Bridge. 


61. Capt. Ebenezer Caldwell, son of Ebenezer 32 and 
Lucy (Rindge,) bap. January 14, 1770, married Rebekah 
Dodge, dau. of Sheriff William and Mercy (Smith) Dodge, 
and the sister of his step-mother, Mercy Dodge. They 
were published April 18, 1795. He died in Newburyport 
harbor, on board his vessel ; and the same day, at Ips- 
wich, died his new-born babe. 

62. Capt. Samuel Caldwell, son of Ebenezer 32 and 
Lucy (Rindge,) born Aug. 21, 1772, died Oct. 5, 1803, 
aged 31 years. He married [rj Elisabeth Perkins, Dec. 15, 
1796; she died March 2, 1798; one dau. d. March 1, 1798. 
Elisabeth was the daughter of Nathaniel Perkins ; and 
she had a brother Nathaniel, and a sister Susan who mar- 
ried Samuel'Lord. The brother Nathaniel followed the 
sea ; in one of his voyages, while in port, at England, he 
married Charlotte Jeffers ; and the father and son lived in 
a house on Green street, Ipswich, by the river shore. The 
second wife of the father, Nathaniel Perkins, sen'r, was the 
widow Hovey. 

Capt. Sam'l m. [2] Abigail Caldwell, his cousin, dau. of 
John 31 and Abigail ( Hodgkius ;) she was born Sept. 25, 
1771, married Nov. 21, 1799; died Aug. 16, 1852, aged 80 
years. Their three children : 

Elisabeth, bom Dec. 2, 1800, died May 6, 1820. 
98 Samuel, twin, born Sept. 9, 1802, m. Mary Jones. 

Lucy Rindge. twin, b. Sept. 9, 1802, d. Oct. 16, 1803. 
Capt. Samuel Caldwell was, from choice, a mariner, 
being Master of a boat that sailed to the West Indies, the 
coast of Virginia, and sometimes to Maine harbors. His 
last voyage was to Virginia. While in the harbor he ac- 
cidentally slipped and fell, breaking his leg. No surgeon 
was within twenty miles of the wharf where his boat was 
moored ; and with native resolution he sent for a horse, 
and rede upon his back the long distance to the Doctor's 
office, where the surgical operations were performed. He 
returned to his boat the same way ; and she sailed on 
her return trip. His sister Hannah, [Mrs. Clark,] wrote 
in later years to his grandson : 

" I remember your grandfather's last return. The boat 
came up the river to the wharf nearly at the foot of Green 
street, and directly opposite our home on Turkey Shore. 
A sailor crossed the river and told us of the accident ; and 


mother went at onee to the river-bank, and I, a little child, 
followed. We saw him lifted by his men and carefully 
lowered to a dory that waited to receive him. It was a sad 
sight. The sailors then rowed up to Heard's wharf, and 
he was carried to his home near by. He failed rapidly of 
consumption; in a few weeks he was once more carried 
forth, — to the burying ground beside the Green." 

Another memory of Capt. Samuel Caldwell was sent us 
by Mrs. Mary (Woodbury) Mahon, the widow of Thomas 
Mahon, when she was 88 years old. She was of Ipswich, 
but at the date of her letter was with Mrs. John Choate, 
her daughter, at Fitchburg : 

"Your grandfather was noted for his strength; and 
when my father was hurt by a fall from the high beam of 
the barn, he came from his home, which was near by, [on 
Turkey Shore,] and lifted, one at a time, two barrels of 
cider, and carried each into the cellar. He was shipmaster 
and died young of consumption." 

Of Mrs. Abigail Caldwell we find the following Church 
Records : 

"Sept. 23, 1804. Abigail Caldwell, widow of Samuel 
Caldwell, owned the Covenant, and her tw r o children were 
baptized, — Elisabeth and Samuel." 

The owning the covenant, was called in earlier days, the 
"half-way." Persons who owned, or assented, did not 
receive Sacraments, but were allowed to bring their chil- 
dren to the altar for baptism. 

" Jan. 27, 1828. Mrs. Abigail Caldwell and Miss Anstice 
Fellows were admitted to full communion." 

January 15, 1838, Mrs. Abigail Caldwell took possession 
of a pew in the new South Meeting-house ; the last instal- 
ment was paid Dec. 17, 1840. The entire amount, $138.00. 

The home of Capt. Samuel Caldwell in which his latest 
months were spent, and which was possessed by his widow 
and in later years by his son, and is still the home of his 
grandaughters, has an interesting history. It originally 
stood on the site of the notable Heard Mansion, South 
Main street. It was purchased and removed, when Col. 
John Heard built the present Mansion, by Capt. Ebenezer 
Caldwell, who sold one half of it to Stephen Caldwell, the 
husband of his daughter Lucy ; and one half to his son 
Samuel, April 20, 1803. 

Caldwell House, Poplar St, Ipswich. 
From a photograph by J. Warren Ilorton, May, 1904. 

Occupied in 1802 by Stephen Caldwell and Lucy (65) his wife ; 

also by Capt. Samuel Caldwell (62) and Abigail, his wife. See pp. 92-3. 

In later years the home of Samuel Caldwell, Jr., [98] and 

Mary Jones, his wife; pp. 120-21. 



The original owner was Dr. John Calef, who was in 
Ipswich as early as 1748 ; Mrs. Calef was the daughter of 
Dea John Staniford. The Dr. was an army surgeon in 
1755, and several later years. In 1774, in bitter spirit, he 
was obliged to flee Ipswich, — a royalist ; his real estate 
was confiscated. His house was eventually the home of 
Col. John Heard, and, more than a century ago, was re- 
moved by Ebenezer Caldwell to Poplar St. where it yet is 
a Caldwell home. 

On the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Samuel and 
Abigail, — Nov. 21, 1899, — the grandchildren visited the 
graves; and on Oct. 5, 1903, the 100th anniversary of 
Samuel's dying day, his great-grandson, [Robson Dilling- 
ham Caldwell,] left flowers upon the same places of rest, 
in memory of the long ago departed. 

63. Capt. William Caldwell, son of Ebenezer 32 and 
Mercy (Dodge,) bap. Sept. n, 1774; married [1] Abigail 
Smith ; [2] Susanna Treadwell, April 30, 1S09. His first 
wile, Abigail, was the daughter of Samuel Smith, Harvard 
College, 1751 ; and grandaughter of Capt. John and Han- 
nah (Treadwell) Smith; — descendants of Richard and 
Hannah (Cheney) Smith. Susanna (Treadwell) had one 
daughter, who died May 13, 1810. 

The children of Capt. William and Abigail, were: 
99 Eliza, married Sewall Foster, of Rowley. 

100 William, born in Portland, May 6, 1800, 
married Eliza Goss. 
Charles, died Nov. 13, 1804. 
Lois, died at Portland. 

iot Harriet, married Stephen Stanwood, Ipswich. 

Capt. William Caldwell was a young man of clear intel- 
lect and rare mercantile ability. At 32 years of age a 
most lifelike portrait of him was painted at Amsterdam. 
It proved a solace to his father who hung it upon the wall 
of his home on Turkey Shore, where it remained till that 
home was broken. He died at thirty-five years of age. 
He sailed for the West Indies ; and on his return, he was 
overtaken by a storm a few hours after leaving port. The 
vessel sank and all on board perished but a lad he had 
brought from Amsterdam on a previous voyage, and a 
sailor ; the two were cast upon the shore by the waves. 


His latest home was at Portland, Maine ; and in the Con- 
gress St. Cemetery may be seen the graves of Abigail 
(Smith,) his first wife, and one of her little ones : 

In Memory of Mrs. Abigail, 
wife of Capt. William Caldwell, 
Obt. May 26, 1806, Aet. 29. 
Sweet be thy slumbers gentle shade 

And hushed those sighs which heave my breast; 
Although in dust thy body's laid, 
Thy soul shall find Eternal Rest. 

The little grave at her side has this memorial : 

In Memory of Charles, 

Son of William and 

Abigail Caldwell, died 

Nov. 13, 1804, aged 3 months. 

Early in life my God has called me home, 

To sound His praise and bow before His throne. 

This Cemetery is hallowed ground, for it is the last resting 
place of the Rev. Dr. Payson, whose Memoir was read, 
years ago, by many thousands of devoted people. 

64. Mercy Caldwell, daughter of Ebenezer 32 and 
Mercy (Dodge,) bap. Dec. 21, 1777, married Moses Davis, 
Oct. 21, 1797, died May 31, i860. Lived at Portland, Me. 
The children : 


John, died early. 

John ; his children, Anna, m. and lives at Glouces- 
ter ; Augusta, died in youth; Frank, m. and 
lives at Lynn ; John, m. lives at Gloucester. 



Louisa, married Bailey. 




65. Lucy Caldwell, daughter of Kbenezer 32 and Mercy 
(Dodge,) bap. Oct. 17, 1779, died Aug. 2, 1830, aged 51 
years. She was three times married : 

[1] Stephen Caldwell, her cousin, son of Stephen 34 and 


Abigail (Lowe.) He was drowned, March 24, 1803. 

[2] Caleb Randall, Nov. 17, 1805, and lived at Portland. 

[3] Samuel Smith, of Ipswich, proprietor of the historic 
Inn, commonly known as Swasey's, at which Washington 
was entertained, when he passed through Ipswich, 1789; 
and in later years the home of Mary Lyon and many of 
tht students of the Ipswich Female Seminary. [This 
house of many memories is now, 1903, the home of Dr. 

Samuel Smith died July 13, 1850. His first wife, Miss 
Choate, was sister of Rufus Choate's father. 

By her three marriages, Lucy (Caldwell) had seven 
children, viz : 
First marriage : 

102 Lucy, born Dec. 25, 1803, married Isaac Day, 

April 24, 1845 ; died at Brookline, at the resi- 
dence of her step-daughter, Martha Day James, 
Jan. 18, 1884, aged 80 years 24 days. Isaac Day 
born Jan. 6, 1800, died June 27, 1877. 

Second marriage : 

Stephen, drowned in Ipswich river, w T hile "in 

swimming," near the home of his grandfather, 
(Ebenezer 32,) aged nine years. 

103 Mercy Davis, m. Daniel Cogswell, merchant. 
Third marriage : 

104 Isaac Stevens, lived at St. Louis. 

105 Elisabeth Caldwell, married Alfred Kimball. 

106 Samuel Adams, lived at Boston. 

107 Mary Ann, married and lived at St. Louis. 

66. Eunice Caldwell, dau. of Ebenezer 32 and Mercy 
(Dodge,) bap. May 1, 1785, married Nathan Davis, of 
Portland, Maine, April 12, 1803. She united with the 
South Church at Ipswich, Dec. 29, 1799. Many years after 
the marriage of Eunice, her sister Hannah, [Mrs. Clark,] 
told her memory of the leave-taking, after the wedding, 
1803, for the then far-away and almost unknown Portland. 
The journey could only be taken by boat, and the vessel 
was moored at a wharf opposite the home of her father. 
When all w T as in readiness for the departure, a little dory 
carried the bride of 19 years across the river. She w T as 
accompanied to the river brink by the entire family. So 
great and tedious did the distance and journey to Portland 


appear, the separation was more like a funeral than a bri- 
dal journey. " It seemed for life," said the sister. So it 
proved. In the Congress St. Cemetery, at Portland, two 
little marbles complete the brief history of Eunice Cald- 
well Davis and her one little babe : 

Sacred to the memory of 

Mrs. Eunice Davis, wife of 

Mr. Nathan Davis, 

who died 

Sept. 18, 1805, 

aged 21. 

While Friendship weeps and mourns her 

loss, Memory with her tears embalms 

her virtuous life. 

Stephen Davis 
son of Mr. Nathan and 

Mrs. Eunice Davis, 
was born Aug't 2, 1804, 
and died Aug't 1, 1805. 
Happy the babe who privileged by fate 
To shorter labor and a lighter weight, 
Received but yesterday the gift of breath, 
Ordered tomorrow to remove to death. 

67. Capt. Sylvanus Caldwell, son of Ebenezer 32 and 
Mercy ( Dodge,) bap. by Rev. Joseph Dana, D. D., April 8, 
1787, died Aug. 26, 1864. He married Hannah, dau. of 
Jeremiah and Mary (Fowler) Staniford, Nov. 15, 1808. 
She was born May 16, 1788, died January 20, 1864. 

The Hon. James G. Blaine contributed the following 
just and appreciative tribute to the Kennebec Journal : 

Died in Ipswich, Mass., Aug. 26, 1864, Capt. Sylvanus 
Caldwell, in the 78th year of his age. In the community 
where he was born, where he reared his family, and where 
he has ended his well-spent life, the tribute to the memory 
of Capt. Caldwell is one of universal and profound respect. 
In this State, [Maine,] and especially in the valley of the 
Kennebec, he has been well known for nearly half a cen- 
tury from continued business connections, in which his 
engagtments were always performed with the utmost 
punctuality and honor. 

Capt. Caldwell was a fine specimen of the best type of 
New England character. He was honest, brave, self- 


reliant, modest and generous. To these traits and gifts of 
nature was super-added the grace of an earnest religious 
faith, manifesting itself in a life of personal purity and in 
daily deeds of charity and good will. 

He was a man of great industry, having no time to idle, 
and yet so fond of society and of friends that he was never 
too busy for their enjoyment. His house was the abode 
of hospitality ; a wide circle of relatives and acquaintances 
will recall many a pleasant hour passed beneath his roof. 

He was a cheerful giver; though a man of moderate 
means his habits of punctuality and economy enabled him 
to contribute liberally to all worthy objects. What he gave 
he had a right to give. Every dollar was his own — hon- 
estly earned without wrong to any man. 

His death, though sudden, was not unprepared for, and 
probably not unexpected. He was a sheaf fully ripe. His 
work in this world was fully done. She who had shared 
his joys and sorrows for more than fifty years preceded him 
but a few months. Together they reared a large family, 
all of whom are comfortably and honorably located ; and 
together they have gone to their reward. 

Among the surviving children of Capt. Caldwell, are 
our fellow townsmen, William Caldwell, Esq., and Syl- 
vanus Caldwell, Esq. — Atigusla, 28 Aug. 1864. 

The twelve children of Capt. Sylvanus and Hannah 
(Staniford) Caldwell : 

108 Eunice, born Jan. 21, 1809, married Hon. Samuel 

Wade, Alton, 111. 

109 Hon. William, born Jan. 17, 1811, married Abigail, 

dau. Rev. Daniel Stone, Augusta, Maine, 
no Sylvanus, born Sept. 7, 1812, married Hannah Rice 

Buckminster, of Saco, lived at Augusta, Me. 
hi Mary Staniford, born Nov. 26, 1814, married 

Ebenezer Marsh, M. D., Alton, 111. 
ri2 Caroline, born Oct. 3, 1816, married Jeremiah 

Prehcott, Supt. Boston and Maine R. R. 
Harriet, born Sept. 24, 1S18, died March 6, 1870, 

aged 51 years. 
Charles Augustus, born March 17, d. Sept. 15, 1821. 

113 Charles Augustus, born Jan. 7, 1823, m. Anne 

Marsh, Alton, 111. 

114 Emeline, born September 17, 1826, married Nath'l 


Rogers Farley, a descendant of Gen. Michael 

Farley, of Revolutionary fame. 
Hannah Stauiford, born Nov. 3, 1827, died 

Feb. 24, 1881, aged 54 years. 
Sarah Perkins, born June 7, died Aug. 27, 1831. 
Sarah Perkins, born Dec. 5, 1832. 

68. Joanna Caldwell, daughter of Ebenezer 32 and 
Mercy (Dodge,) born April 6, 1789, married Dea. Isaac 
Stanwood, June 12, i8]o. Her birthplace was the ancient 
Emerson house, on Turkey Shore, which was purchased 
by Ebenezer, her father, and the family took up their resi- 
dence in it, Feb. 23, 1789. Six weeks later Joanna was 
born. The birthday of her husband, Dea. Isaac Stanwood 
was Sept. 21, 1783. He was the son of Capt. Isaac and 
Eunice (Hodgkins) Stanwood. His father was of the 
Minute-men of Ipswich, and marched to Mystic with Capt. 
Nath'l Wade's company, at the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

Dea. Stanwood was of a family of ten children. His 
sister, Eunice (Stanwood) Caldwell, was the mother of 
Mrs. Eunice C. Cowles, of the renowned Ipswich Female 
Seminary; and his sister, Hannah (Stanwood) Dodge 
was the mother of Gail Hamilton. 

He was a builder and housewright by trade, and about 
T813, he built the house on Green street, — his home for the 
remainder of his days. Among the memories of the Green 
street residence, is one given in the Stanwood Genealogy. 
When Dea. Isaac was "shingling his roof, Daniel C, his 
two year old son, climbed to the ridgepole in search of his 
father. His rescue was due to the Deacon's calmness and 
presence of mind." 

A most living portrait of Dea. Isaac is in the Stanwood 
History. The tombstones bear the records : 

Dea. Isaac Stanwood 

Born Sept. 21, 1783 

Died Oct. 8, 1867 

JEt 84 yrs. 

Joanna Caldwell 

wife of Dea. Isaac Stanwood 

Born April 6, 1789, 

Died April 12, 1872 

JEt. 83 yrs 


The children of Joanna (Caldwell) and Dea. Isaac 
Stanwood : 

115 Daniel Caldwell, born March 31, 1811, married 

Mary Augusta Webster, lived at Augusta, Me. 
Isaac Augustus, died April 25, 1840, aged 23. 

116 Joanna, married Rev. Francis V. Tenney, 1851. 

117 Clementine, married Isaac Flichtner, M. D. 1846. 
Adaline, died March 22, 1830. 

69. Sally Caldwell, daughter of Ebenezer 32 and Mercy 
(Dodge,) bap. Dec. 30, 1792, died Aug. 18, 1854. She 
married Jacob Stanwood, Nov. 9, 1812. Lived at Augusta, 
Maine. Jacob Stanwood was the son of Capt. Isaac and 
Eunice (Hodgkins) Stanwood, and brothtr of Isaac (68.) 
He was twice married. His first wife was Susan Lord, 
married Oct. 23, 1808. She died Nov. n, 1S11. In 1822, 
he removed from Ipswich to Augusta. He was a wool 
merchant, and at first was in partnership with Benjamin 
Davis. Judge Emmons was his second partner. Mr. 
Stanwood died suddenly of heart failure while transacting 
business in the Freemen's Bank. 

The children of the household numbered ten. By the 
first marriage, — Susan (Lord :) 

John Joseph, born April r, 1809; changed his 

name in 1S31 to John Lord Stanwood. 
Jacob, born Dec 7, 18 10, lived at Boston. 
The second marriage, — -Sally (Caldwell :) 

Susan Lord, born at Ipswich, Sept. 15, 1813 ; 

died at Augusta, Dec. 28, 1889. 
Caroline, born Oct. 19, 1815, married and 

lived in Kentucky. 
Nathan Davis, born Oct. 18, 1817 ; one daughter. 

Eben Caldwell, born Aug. 27, 1822, at Augusta ; 
merchant at Boston ; father of Col. Henry 
Stanwood of Brooklyn, born 1845, and enlisted 
1862, in 44th Reg. Mass. Vol's, served till 
Reg't was discharged. 
Abby L. [Mrs. Marble of San Francisco.] 
ii8 Harriet, married the Hon. James G. Blaine. 
119 Emily, married Daniel S. Stinson, Augusta. 



70. Hannah Caldwell, dau. of Ebenezer 32 and Mercy 
(Dodge,) married William Clark, oi Boston, Aug. 8, 1848. 
Their home was for several years in Lynn ; then the man- 
sion on the corner of Green and County Sts. Ipswich, was 
erected by them, and continued to be their residence till 
the decease of Mr. Clark; the closing years of Mrs. Clark's 
life were passed in the family of her esteemed brother, 
Capt. Eben Caldwell, at Ipswich. 

April 26, 1882, was the day of her burial. The Rev'd 
Edwin B. Palmer of the First Church, read Scripture se- 
lections; Rev. T. Frank Waters, of the South Church, in 
prayer referred to her multiplied years, her benevolences, 
and the patience manifest in her sufferings. 

She was borne to the grave by her nephews : Albert 
Henry Caldwell, Harry Robinson, Nath'l Rogers Farley, 
and John Davis. 

One of her neices wrote the evening following the burial, 
"Dear old Aunt Hannah! a life strong and of positive 
characteristics. Not soon to be forgotten. With her de- 
parture another family gate closes, and we in turn become 
the old people." 

The graves in the burial lot of her father, in the South 
Cemetery, are indicated by the marbles, one of which is 
inscribed with a fragmtnt of a hymn Mrs. Clark often re- 
peated in her latest days : 

Hannah Caldwell Clark, 
born Nov. 30, 1794, 
died April 24, 1882. 

Give me, O Lord, to find in Thee, 
My everlasting rest. 

William R. Clark, 

born in New Boston, N. H. 

March 31, 1797, 

died in Ipswich, 

May 31, 1875. 

The Ipswich Chronicle recorded the departure of Mrs. 
Clark, as follows : — 

April 24, 1882, was the dying day of one whose life was 
a strong link between this generation and the last. Few 
are left who so emphatically gave us an idea of the intel- 
lectual and physical strength of the people of the Past. 
Mrs. Clark had an ancestry which combined the highest 


type of early New England society. On her father's side 
there were five generations before her, of strong, practical, 
common sense men and women, including by marriage the 
Fosters, Hoveys. Lulls, and others, all in that early day 
the strength of the Town. On her mother's side she had 
• the culture, wealth, position of the Rogers, Appletons and 
Smiths, who from the settlement of Ipswich made up the 
gentlefolk of their several generations. Her grandfather 
was the famous Sheriff William Dodge, whose very name 
brings up traditions uncounted ; and in many characteris- 
tics Mrs. Clark was not unlike him. 

Mrs. Clark was one of twelve children. Her reminis- 
cences of the family were of deepest interest, and to her of 
tender and mellowed thought. Thanksgiving days brought 
them all together ; the old Caldwell mansion on Turkey 
Shore was jubilant with voices, the last echo of which is 
silenced They were people of presence and force ; hardly 
remembered now, for several died in their prime ; several 
drifted to the settlements of Maine ; but the names of 
Capt. Sylvanus Caldwell, Capt. Eben Caldwell, Mrs. 
Clark, will be known to this generation, as those who left 
the stamp of their strong personalities upon it. 

Mrs. Clark had executive ability that led naturally to a 
business life. She was successful. Her judgment, her 
perception of that which was sure, resulted in prosperity. 

Her latest weeks were painfully wearisome ; but the 
strong grasp of nature finally yielded, — and one more old 
family has finished its history. 

71. Capt. Eben Caldwell, sou of Ebanezer 32 and Mercy 
(Dodge,) was born March 12, 1798; married Clarissa 
Smith, of Manchester, July 13, 1825. He died April 17, 
1864, aged 66 years. Mrs. Caldwell was born Sept. 14, 
1801, died December 31, 1884. 

Capt. Eben Caldwell was a man of very marked presence 
and magnetic individuality ; and in the interim of his 
ocean voyages prominent in home influence, wise sugges- 
tions and helps in Parish and Town affairs. 

A fresh interest has been given to his name [1903] by 
recent allusions and facts in the Boston Transcript, con- 
cerning the Enoch Train Line of Packets, with which he 
was associated. We learn from these statements that he 
was Master of the Washington Irving, the Plymouth Rock 



and the Dorchester. Capt. Caldwell's vivid rehearsal of 
the total wreck of the Dorchester has been re-printed in 
the Transcript, and re-read by many who recall the writer 
in his strong, manful words and bearing. This account 
was first printed April 4, 1845, in the Kennebec Journal ; 
re-produced in Caldwell Records, 1873 ; and for the third 
time in the Transcript, 1903 ; and will be found in the 
Appendix of this Genealogy. 

The Transcript also alludes to Capt. Richard Trask, of 
Manchester, who was Commander of the Enoch Train Co. 
(in the Russia trade,) of the ship St. Petersburg, the larg- 
est merchant ship built in Massachusetts at the date of 
1S39 ; 860 tons. Capt. Trask was the brother-in-law of 
Mrs. Caldwell ; he died in 1846, aged 59 years, — at his 
Manchester home. 

— Of Mrs. Caldwell we quote a page from a letter re- 
ceived shortly after her departure : 

New Year. 1885. You will at once recall Mrs. Clarissa 
Caldwell, as you read her name upon this page. She died 
at 12 o'clock, midnight, — or, as her son Henry expressed 
it, "Mother begins her New Year in Heaven." Her 
burial was on Saturday, Jan. 3, from the mansion. Her 
two sons, Henry and Eben, and her grandsons, were the 
Bearers. It stirred the tears in every eye as they quietly 
and tenderly carried her forth from the home of her strong 

" She was a lady of remarkable presence, with singular 
native and queenly dignity. Her sister, Mrs. Trask, still 
lives, more than ninety years of age. Mrs. Porter, wife 
of Dr. Porter, went before her to the Eternal. 

" Her departure freshens our memories of Capt. Eben 
Caldwell, her husband, — as we recall him, it seems as if 
he inbreathed character and strength from the very billows 
that carried him. — H. h. l." The children: 

120 Albert Henry, b. June 12, 1826, m. Prances A. Hallett 
Abby Hooper, b. Dec. 6, 1827, d. July 31, 1855. 

121 Clara A. b. March 1$, 1829, m. Rev. R. T. Robinson 
Eben, died at the age of three years. 

122 Ellen, b. Dec. 18, 1S32, m. S. Brainard Pratt. 

123 Eben, b. June 9, 1836, m. Octavia Greene Hallett. 
Mary Thurston, born Jan. 27, 1840. 


72. Sarah Caldwell, daughter of Thomas 33 and Lucy 
(Henderson,) born in 1778; married Benjamin Pindar, 
Feb. 12, 1801. Capt. Pindar was commander of the brig 
Sally, wrecked on Ipswich Bar, 1804. [See page 68.] 
Mrs. Pindar lived 71 years, and departed this life Feb. 25, 
1847. They had one son : 

124 John, bap. Jan. 8, 1804. 

73. Ruth Caldwell, daughter of Thomas 33 and Lucy 
(Henderson,) born Sept. 15, 1786, married John Page of 
Newburyport, where they resided, May 3, 1809 ; died May 
9, 1865, aged 77 years. John Page was the son of David 
and Elisabeth (Eastman) Page, of Gilmanton, N. H. He 
was born April 25, 1786, died July 10. 1866. His brothers 
and sisters were David, Samuel, Susan, Mrs. Betsey White 
Ruth Fifield, Lydia Sanborn. 

Children of Ruth (Caldwell) and John : 

John, b. Feb. 3, 1810, died in Texas, Mch. 22, 1841. 

125 Thomas Caldwell, twin, born May 27, 1812, mar- 

ried Amelia A. Kelsey, lived at Newburyport, 

died at Porto Cabello, S. A. Feb. 15, 1853. 
David Hart, twin, born May 27, 1812, died at 

Newburyport, July 3, 1853. 
William, born April 20, 1814, lived at Newburyport, 

married Dolly Downer. 
Samuel, born Oct. 12, 1816, died Sept. 27, 1818. 
Mary Elisabeth, born Jan. 12, 1819, married 

Thomas A. Carew. 
Sarah Deborah, born May 12, 1S21. 
Samuel, born Nov. 29, 1823. married Susan A. 

VanWinkle ; she died April 25, 1874. 
Abigail Smith, born May 23, 1826. 
Hannah Boden, born June 11, 1828; married 

Dean F. Battles. 

74. Thomas Caldwell, son of Thomas 33 and Lucy 
(Henderson,) married Elisabeth Sweet, Nov. 18, 1805. 
The children : 

Elisabeth, married Hiram West, Nov. 9, 1836 ; 

126 Lucy, married Samuel Hunt, 1833. 

Mary, mirried William Wallis Rust. Children : 
Hannah Jane ; Maria. 


75. Francis Caldwell, son of Thomas 33, and Lucy 
(Henderson,) born Sept. 12, 1788, died Jan. 9, 1863, aged 
74 years 4 months. He married Lydia Hovey, Jan. 16, 
1812. She was born Aug. 26, 1785, died Oct. 9, 1867, aged 
82 years, 1 month, 4 days. Their children: 

127 Joseph A. born Aug. 2, 1814, m. C}'nthia Hovey. 
John, born March 10, 1816, died Oct. 24, 1837, 

aged 22 years. See obt. below. 

128 Tyler, born Jan. 1, 1819, m. Mrs. Frances Prime. 

129 George Washington, twin, born March 24, 1821. 
Daniel A. twin, born March 4, 1821, died Dec. 19, 

1845, aged 24 years. 

130 Joel, born Aug. 11, 1824, married Margaret Kimball 

died Jan. 10, 1883. 
Elisabeth Boardman, born May 7, died Oct. 1, 1827. 

131 Lydia Ann, born April 22, 1831, d. Sept. 9, 1902. 
Turning the leaves of a Scrap-book, we noted the fol- 
lowing memorial of the second son of Francis and Lydia : 

John Caldwell, aged 22 years, died of typhus fever, on 
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1837. The death of this young man is 
truly an afflictive circumstance. He was in the bloom of 
earliest manhood and enjoying an enviable reputation. 
His character for sobriety and industry furnish an example 
worthy of imitation. During his apprenticeship his fidelity 
to his master was so great, that the last eighteen months 
of his minority were given him. His loss to the family 
and to the circle of friends will be deeply felt. 

76. Daniel Caldwell, son of Thomas 33 and Mary 
(Ross,) born Feb 23, 1794, died Dec. 17, 1883. He mar- 
ried Mary Ann Lord of Ipswich ; she was born Feb. 13, 
1805, died Nov. 27, 1869. The children : 

132 Daniel A. born 1824. 

John Warner, born Aug. 5, 1S26, died Oct. 23, 1S28. 
Lucy Sarah, born Nov. 11, 1828. 

133 John Lord, born July 9, 1831, m. Sarah Davis. 

134 Margaret A. b. May 26, 1833, m. Luther P. Whipple. 
Ellen Maria, born Oct. 5, 1835, died early. 

135 Josiah, born Dec. 21, 1837. 

Susan Elisabeth, born Sept. 25, 1840. 

Charles Thomas, b. March 26, 1843, d. Oct. 4, 1844. 

Kate Haley, born Nov. 28, 1844. 


77. Capt. John Caldwell, son of Stephen 34 and Abigail 
(Low.) He was born at Hampton Falls, N. H. Feb. 26, 
1782, married Eunice Stanwood, dau. of Capt. Isaac and 
Eunice (Hodgkins) Stanwood, of Ipswich, Jan. 30, 1810. 
He was drowned in August, 1835. The newspapers of 
that date give the following account of his unexpected 
departure : 

Lost overboard from sloop Traveller, Capt. John Cald- 
well, of Ipswich, aged 54 years. The boat was from Ips- 
wich, bound for Augusta; when four miles from Gardiner, 
the main boom struck him and precipitated him into the 
water. The boat was hurriedly lowered, but he sank be- 
fore it reached him. The body was afterward recovered, 
and conveyed to the burial lot on the farm of his father at 

Mrs. Eunice (Stanwood,) after an earnest and pleas- 
antly busy life, died in the home of her renowned daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Cowles, Feb. 1, 1865, aged 76 years. Children : 

136 Eunice, born Feb. 4, 1811, died Sept. 10, 1903; 

m. Rev. John Phelps Cowles, Professor of He- 
brew, Oberlin Col. Ohio, and both were widely 
known as Principals of Ipswich Female Sem- 
inary, 1844- 1876. 

137 John Stanwood, married [1] Mary E. Stimpson ; 

[2] Sophia Rice ; lived at Belfast, Maine. 

138 Augustine, married Maria Bunker, lived at Salem. 
Stephen, died early. 

Abigail, died early. 

139 Mary Abby, married Oliver Rice, Meriden, Ct., 

August 27, 1846. 
Stephen, died at Avoca, 111., Jan. 30, 1900. 

The Avoca, 111. press, pays the following tribute to the 
life and merits of Stephen Caldwell : 

" Gieat souls are portions of eternity." Avoca sustains 
an unexpected and serious loss in the sudden death of their 
old and esteemed citizen, Mr. Stephen Caldwell. Few 
knew he was seriously ill until the end came. 

Funeral services were solemnized at the Rockhold, 
Wednesday evening, at eight o'clock. After the singing 
by Messrs. Gardner, Spaulding, Meitzen and Maxwell, of 
" Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping." a prayer and the 
reading of Scripture, — Rev. Mr. Williams and Rev. Mr. 


Fraser each paid a beautiful tribute to Mr. Caldwell's 
strength of character and grandeur of life. 

Mr. Caldwell came to Avoca in 1875, to take charge of 
his grain elevator, and continued in that business for sev- 
eral years ; but later gave his entire attention to his farms. 
When the Avoca Bank was reorganized, he was elected 
President; he found the duties too arduous and resigned. 

At his death he was seventy-two years old. His sisters 
and other relatives nor his multitude of friends were for- 
gotten in his last hours ; he said : " Give my dearest love 
to my relatives ;" and again, " My kindest regards to eve- 
ry one who knew me." Any eulogy could but fall short 
of that honor which his friends would bestow upon his 
memory. The Rev. Mr. Williams said at the service : 

" I beg the honor to place one little flower of gratitude 
upon the bier of our dear good friend. I have known Mr. 
Caldwell for nearly two years. Had I known him twenty 
years I am sure that I should simply have been under ten- 
fold more obligation to him ; and I cannot express my 
obligation to him even now. I am in debt to him because 
he was my friend. I am in debt to him because he was 
the friend of every good man and every good work. 

In common with every man 1 owe him a debt of grati- 
tude, because he was a man of the finest sensibilities and 
the most delicate sense of honor. He was not depressed 
by honorable defeat, but he was deeply hurt by crafty 
injustice and by shiftless lapses in meeting obligations. 

He never spoke of his benefactions, though they were 
many and extensive. His devotion to his aged sister in 
the east was beautiful ; and her sweet devotion to him was 
evident to all who knew anything of their relations. 

He was a man of honor ; a citizen of pure New England 
stock ; a friend who was unostentatious, and a creature 
of God upon whom we can look and say, " Behold a man." 
Rev. Mr. Fraser said : 

It was my privilege to talk with him less than two 
hours before his departure. The smile that was upon that 
face I shall never forget. It was the sweetest smile I have 
ever seen. He said whether he should be here for a long 
or a short time, ''all was well." 

I was talking with one of his most intimate friends today 
and he paid him one of the highest compliments that 


could be paid to any man. He said, " Although he was a 
man of strong dislikes, he never did any harm or wished 
any harm to befal even an enemy." That is a high trib- 
ute to be paid to any man. 

His last words to me were, " My kindest regards to every 
body, my kindest regards to everybody." Those words 
show the spirit of the man.  

78. Francis Caldwell, M. D., son of Stephen 34 and 
Abigail (Low,) born Dec. 31, 1789. His home was at 
Anson, Maine, where he practiced professionally many 
years. He married [1] Betsey Frost; [2] Rachel Frost. 
He had ten children. Betsey was the mother of : 

Mary H. born Feb. 25, 1822. 

Betsey F. born Oct. 12, 1823. 

Charles F. born April 25, 1826. 

William H. born Feb. 27, 1827. 

Abby A. born Feb. 2, 1832, died July 8, 1833. 

Children of Rachel : 

George, born December 13, 1835. 
Abigail F. born May 28, 1837. 
Augusta, born Feb. 10, 1840. 
John, born Nov. 4, 1843. 
Joseph, born May 29, 1S45. 

79. Joseph Caldwell, M. D., son of Stephen 34 and 
Abigail (Low,) was born at Hampton Falls, N. H., 1792, 
and died in Huron, Ohio, June 13, 1866, aged 74 years. 
He married Margaret Belcher Stoyell, Dee. 26, 1822, and 
six children were, added to his household. She died Oct. 
25, 1863. From newspaper references to him at the time 
of his death, we gather an outline of his years : 

Dr. Joseph Caldweil was a native of Hampton Falls, 
N. H. His parents, in his boyhood removed to Augusta, 
Maine, where he was educated and commenced the study 
of medicine. 

In the early part of his life he was a Schoolmaster, and 
some of his pupils occupied high positions. 

He dwelt in Georgia lor a time, and travelled much in 
the Southern States. 

In the year 1831, he went to Ohio, and sojourned awhile 
in Massilon ; from thence he went to Florence, and prac- 
ticed with success. A wider field opened in Huron and he 


resolved to settle there. At Huron and the surrounding 
country his skill and success in his profession, together 
with his amiable and philanthropic disposition, secured 
him a strong hold and an exalted place in the thought of 
those who became acquainted with him. 

He had a character of remarkable beauty ; a mind clear 
and richly stored with the fruits of thought, by which he 
took rank among his fellows of the Medical profession ; 
he was well and constantfy read in home and foreign Med- 
cal literature. As a historian, mathematician and belles 
lettrcs scholar, he had few superiors. He had an inborn 
nobility of manhood acting itself out by night and by day 
to the calls of suffering humanity. 

The children of Dr. Joseph and Margaret B. (Stoyell,) 
Joseph, born Jan. n, 1824, died Aug. 13, 1825. 
Caroline, born July 31, 1826, married John Butman 
Feb. 18, 1844; her dau. Mary Isabel married 
R. J. Tappan. 
Joseph Xavier, born Jan. 12, 1829, married Lucy E. 

Stevens, Nov. 13, [867 ; dau. Carrie Louise. 
Stephen Francis, b. Aug. 25, 1832, d. Aug. 23, 1834. 
John Stoyell, twin, bom Aug. 26, 1836, married 
S. Emily Turner, of Huron, Dec. 15, 1870; a 
son, Hiram Reuben. 
Hiram Reuben, twin, born Aug. 26, 1836, resides at 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

80. Stephen Caldwell, son of Moses 36 and Elisabeih 
(Sutton,) born May 6, 1797, married Mary Lunt, of New- 
bury, born March 30, 1794; she died April 17, 1835. He 
died at Newburyport, his home, January, 1882. It was 
written of him : 

Dea. Stephen Caldwell, who died at Newburyport, aged 
85 years, was a native of Ipswich, and was born in an 
ancient house which stood upon the site of the dwelling of 
the late Mr. Burroughs, on Spring St. He was for a long 
series of years the Keeper of the Alms House, in New- 
buryport. In the performance of the duties of that office, 
his uniform kindness won the respect of those who were 
committed to his thoughtfulness and care. No higher 
praise can be bestowed on him than to say, " He was the 
Friend of the Poor." His strict integrity gained the con- 
fidence of the entire community. Formany years he was 


Deacon of the Baptist Church, and he will be greatly 
missed by the Parish. 

The children of Stephen and Mary (Lunt,) were nine : 

140 Samuel Lunt, born Nov. 13, 1820, married Mary 

Lenard Richards. He was President of Vassar 
Mary Elisabeth, twin, born Sept. 19, 1822; married 
[1] William F. Couch; [2] James Piper. 

141 Stephen Augustus, twin, born Sept. 19, 1822, married 

Frances C. A. Dodge, of Ipswich, May 29, 1845, 
resided in Philadelphia ; he died Oct. 1891. 

William Sutton, born Nov. 29, 1824, married 

Rosalie Delaitre Pierce, of Bangor, Me.; lived 
at Portland, Oregon ; he died 1882. 

Sarah Lunt, born March 14, 1827, married William 
Henry Spiller, of Newburyport, Nov. 28, 1853. 
She died March 10, 1901. 

Richard Sutton, b. Dec. 24, 1828, d. March 17, 1869. 

Harriet Ann, b. June 18, 1831 d. August 11, 1855. 

George Boardman, born May 29, died Sept. 1833. 

Ann Judson, born Sept. 16, 1834, died early. 

81. Dea. Abraham Caldwell, son of Abraham 38 and 
Esther (Caldwell,) born at Ipswich Sept 28, 1773, died in 
Beverly, Feb 20, 1843 ; married Elisabeth Woodbury ; she 
was born in Beverly, March 8, 1773, died Sept. 19, 1842. 
He was a Deacon of a church in North Beverly ; and by 
trade a weaver ; at his death he was 69 years of age. 
The children of Abraham and Elisabeth (Woodbury :) 

142 Abraham, born March 22, 1800; married [1] Eunice 

Rhoades ; [2] Mrs. Eliza (Reet,) widow of Rev. 
Byrem Lawrence of Aurora, Ind. Mr Caldwell 
died Feb. 4, 1894. 

143 Isaac, born June 24, 1802, married Mary A. Hill. 
Esther, born March 5, 1805, died at Ipswich, 

Nov. 25, 1852, aged 47 years. 
John, born Sept. 7, 1809, d. at Ipswich Feb. 18, 1876 

144 Elisabeth, born Feb. 20, 181 1 ; m. Win. K. Bailey. 

145 Jacob, b. Nov. 18, 1813, married Sarah Graves. 
Fanny Woodbury, born April 17, 1817, married 

Isaiah Dixon, of Boston. 


82. Jacob Caldwell, mariner, son of Jacob 39, married 
Mary Brown, of Salem ; she was born Aug. 29, 1776, mar- 
ried Jan. 11, 1798. She died Nov. 24, 1823. He sailed 
from Salem in brig Hector, and was wrecked and lost in 
one of two storms, on the 2d or 7th of April, 1807. 
Jacob and Mary (Brown) had four children : 

Jacob, born Feb. 18, 1799, died at Sierra Leone, 

West coast of Africa, Dec. 24, 1842. He m. [ij 
Esther Hudson, July 23, 1820; [2] Elisabeth 
Walker, April 2, 1835. 
John, born Dec. 24, 2S00, died at sea, Aug. 29, 1838. 
146 Mary, born March. 1, 1804, married Daniel Millett. 

146 Hannah, born Oct. 24, 1805, married Daniel Millett 

83. Elisabeth Caldwell, daughter of Stephen 42 and 
Eunice, born Sept. 1779, died Feb. n, 1S37, married Dan- 
iel Millett of Salem, tailor, Essex street. He was the son 
of Joseph and Elisabeth (Bullock) Millett; and the said 
Joseph was a Revolutionary soldier ; his services under 
Washington's personal direction are recounted in the 
Salem Gazette, Aug. 18, 1797, the time of his death. 

Daniel Millett was born May 15, 1785, and died July 26, 
1853. He descended from Thomas and Mary (Greenway) 
Millett, who were parishioners of Saint Saviour's Church, 
Southwark, near London ; came to America in ship Elis- 
abeth, 1635, and Thomas died at Brookfield, 1675. 
The children of Elisabeth (Caldwell) and Daniel Millett : 
Elisabeth, born 1809, died early. 

147 Rev. Stephen Caldwell, born May 20, 18 10, 

married Sarah F. Appleton. 

148 Elisabeth, born Oct. 2, 1812, m. Capt. John Barry. 
Anna Maria, lived at Boston. 

149 Rev. Daniel Caldwell, born Sept. 15, 1817, 

married Lucy Maria Holbrook. 
Eben Caldwell, died 1820. 
Eben Caldwell, born Nov. 1, 1822. ("State Bank, 


84. Rev. Abel Caldwell, son of Benjamin 46 and Lydia 
(Caldwell,) dau. of John 16. He was a favorite nephew 
and cousin at Ipswich, to which town he frequently re- 
turned in his youth, after his parents had removed to 
Derry, N. H. He was born at Ipswich, Nov. 21, 1794; 


died at Black Creek, N. Y. Aug. i, 1861, aged 66 years. 

Dartmouth College, Class of 1817. 

Andover Theological Seminary, 1821. 

Ordained as an Evangeiist, at Norwich, N. Y., 
Feb. 27, 1822. 

In the service of the Home Missionary Society, New 
York, 1821-23. 

Pastor at Westford, N. Y., 1823-27. 

Supply at the Churches, — Volney, Hunt's Hollow, and 
Black Creek, in the state of New York, from 1827 to 1841 ; 
and later returned to Hunt's Hollow. 

From 1851, his home was at Black Creek, and he was 
Colporteur in New York and Canada. 

He married in July, 1825, Miranda Chapin ; and after 
her decease be was again married. We are told that he 
left children and grand children. 

In the diary of Eunice Jones of Ipswich, we find a note 
concerning a service of Abel, in the earliest year of his 
pulpit life : " Sept. 25, 1821. At the five o'clock meeting 
(at Dr. Dana's,) the Rev. Abel Caldwell preached,— 
Heb. 10: 31. He has recently been licensed for his work. 
He gave to each hearer his portion, without the least fear.'' 

85. Mary Caldwell, daughter of Thomas 51 and Mary 
(Boardman,) married John Ross of Nobleboro, Maine. 

Josiah Caldwell Ross, one of her descendan.s, died in 
1896, and the following tribute is dated at Chester, Pa.: — 

School Director Josiah Caldwell Ross, died at his home, 
347 Kerlin street, Chester, Pa. He was born Oct. 31, 
1828, at Nobleboro, Lincoln Co. Maine. In Sept. 1854, he 
married Julia B. Haines, also of Lincoln Co. They had 
two children : 

Lewis H. Ross, married, lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Charles E. Ross, lives at Chester, Pa. 
For 25 years Mr. Ross has held the position of Foreman of 
the Joiner Shop at the Shipyard. As the Foreman and 
thorough mechanic, his ability stamped him as a master 
hand. He had perfect command of the details of his 
business, and the unlimited confidence of the head of the 

He was President of the Industrial Building and Loan 
Association ; Treasurer of the Chester Investment Co.; 


Director of the Union Building Asso.; Director of the 
People's Building Asso.; A Member of Chester Lodge, 
No. 236, F. and A. M.; Chester Royal Arch Chapter, 
No. 238; Chester Commandery, No. 66, Knights Templar. 
For iS years a Member of the School Board, and Treas- 
urer, 1894-96. Member of Trinity M. E.Chh., and for 19 
years a Trustee, and 15 years its Treasurer. 

86. James Caldwell, son of John 56 and Susannah 
(Robinson) born in Marlboro' May 3, 1791, died in Ips- 
wich, Nov. 10, 1874. He married Mary Kimball. She 
was the daughter of Abraham Kimball, grandaughter of 
Richard Sutton, sister of Richard Sutton Rust, D. D., 
L. L. D. She was born May 4, 1792, died Feb. 8, 1873, 
aged 81 years. The children : 

150 Col. Luther, born Sept. 17, 1822, married [1] Almi- 
ra Flint ; [2] Maria Newhall, of Lynn. 
Mary Elisabeth, died July 5, 1843, aged 17 } r ears. 
Susan, born Jan. 4, 1824, died Jan. 5, 1895, aged 71. 
She married James P. Jewett. 

87.- Mary Caldwell daughter of John 56 and Susanna 
(Robinson) born Sept. 2, 1792, married J. C. Hardenburgh 
of Providence, R. I. Sept. 25, 1819. The children : 

Nancy, born Sept. 24, 1820, m. Horatio L. Holmes. 

John Caldwell, born May 15, 1822. 

Fayette, born Aug. 3, 1824, m. Anna Clarke, of 

Providence. Children : Anna C; John C. m. 

Anna Wood, of Boston ; Amy Gertrude, m. 

W. C. Trofford, of Westford ; Carlton. 
Charles, twin, born May 31, 1826, m. Abby Wing, of 

Sandwich, [2] m. at Arizona. 
Augustus, twin, born May 31, 1826. 
Wellington, born Aug, 14, 1828, m. Abby Clarke. 
Frank, born Dec. 22, 1830, m. [1] Anna Marshall ; 

[2] Emma Emery. 
Mary, born Feb. 16, 1833, died Dec. 28, 1869. 
Henry Warren, born May 4, 1836, married 

Rebecca Smith, Ohio. 

88. Eunice Caldwell, daughter of John 56, and Susanna 
(Robinson.) She was born Sept. 29, 1794, died June, 1873. 


She married Daniel Ross. He was born Feb. 4, 1781. 
Their children : 

George C. born June i, 1816. 

Levi S. born Sept. 24, 1817. 

Abby, born Oct. 17, 1821. 

Sarah, twin, " " 

Charles, born Sept. 6, 1822. 

151 Warren, born June 24, 1825, m. Mercy Wheelock, 

lived at Mendon. 
Augustus, born Aug. 28, 1827. 
Harriet, born Feb. 14, 1830. 

89. Daniel Caldwell, son of John 56 and Susanna 
(Robinson,) born at Bolton Nov. 10, 1796, died at Brom- 
field, 111. May, 1866 ; married Abigail Wallace Goodwin, 
born at Charlestown, 1801. Children: 

152 Rev; William Edward, born June 6, 1825. 
Alabie Elisabeth, born 1828. 

Martha Ann. 
Francis Rhoades. 

90. Capt. David Haraden Caldwell, son of Daniel 57 
and Eunice (Lord,) born Oct. 9, 1804, died Jan. 18, 1867, 
aged 63 years, 3 months; married EmelineChoate of Essex 
Oct. 2i, 1826. Children : 

Emeline, married J. S. Eveleth, Oct. 20, 1847 ; 

died 1872. 
Lucy Maty, died early. 
Daniel, died at Danvers New Mills, July, 183S ; 

aged 8 years, 7 months. 

A family Scrap-book gives the following review of Mr. 
Caldwell's life and employments : 

Capt. David H. Caldwell was born in Ipswich, Oct. 9, 
1S04, of an honored and industrial ancestry. He worked 
at farming till he was twenty-one years of age. He then 
learned the trade of blacksmith, in which he was alike 
skilful and reliable. He was employed in the Iron Work 
department of the Plum Island Salt Works. 

Subsequently he removed to Danvers, and had a res- 
ponsible position in managing the Nail Works at the 
Iron Factory. 

About 1845, he bought the fine tract of land at Ryall 


Side, Beverly, [now a part of Danvers,] where he erected 
the cottage and barn which has since been his home. 

He became a member of the Board of Selectmen, and 
took an intelligent interest in all public affairs. He was 
a man of mark and leaves a pleasant memory and a valu- 
able record. 

There were private funeral services at his home ; and 
his remains were carried to Ipswich. Public services were 
held there in the First Church, and his grave is made in 
the old High street Burying-ground, where seven genera- 
tions of the Caldwells sleep. 

An Ipswich paper, of a later date, says: — Mrs. Emeline 
Caldwell widow of David H. Caldwell, gives $600, to the 
Burley Education Fund, the income to be expended on 
the poor children of the North District of Ipswich. Her 
husband was born and lived in the ancient Caldwell House 
on High street. He was prominent in his day, and Capt. 
of the Military Company. He went to Danvers in 1845, 
and bought a farm for his home. 

9.1. Eliza Grow, dau. of Elisabeth (Caldwell) 58 and 
John Grow, married Charles Dodge of Ipswich. Mr. 
Dodge died Aug. 25, 1833. aged 40 years. Mrs. Dodge 
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Jones, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Sabbath, April 21, 1875, aged 72 years. 

Rev. Mr. Burrill's memorial of Mr. Dodge, and brief 
printed records of two of the children, and Mrs. Powell's 
Poem, addressed to her mother, Mrs. Dodge, will follow 
the family register on the next pages. 
Children of Charles and Eliza (Grow) Dodge : 

153 Charles Frederic, married Georgiana Adamson. 

154 Eliza Grow, m. Abram Powell, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Edward Paul, died in California. 
Theophilus, died in California. 

Harriet L. R. lives in New York, and has been con- 
nected with the American Missionary Associa- 
for fort>^ years. 

155 Lucy Sarah, m. Jacob Freystadt, d. Aug. 7, 1849. 

156 Charlotte Mar)-, married William Jones. 

Susan Caldwell, born 1832, m. Nath'l Caldwell, of 
Ipswich, died Aug. 18, 1861. Infant dau. born 
Jan. 7, died Aug. 3, 1861. 


Mr. Charles Dodge died in Ipswich, Aug. 25, 1833, aged 
40 years. He was one of leading members of the Methodist 
Church, and his departure was greatly regretted. Rev. 
J. T. Burrill was, at that date, the Pastor ; and from a 
full and grieved heart he sent to the Zion's Herald : 

" He is gone ! earth beholds his face no more. His 
voice is no longer heard in the House of Prayer. His 
pious counsel no more diffuses light and comfort through 
the domestic and social circles of life. 

Death has placed his seal upon those lips where dwelt 
the law of kindness; and frozen upon his countenance that 
smile of benevolence which beamed on all around him. 

He has fallen in the midst of usefulness, lamented by all 
who knew him. He has breathed for us his last prayer, 
and his disencumbered spirit has taken its homeward flight 
to the realm prepared for the followers of the Lamb. 

It is seldom that Death has removed one whose contin- 
uance on earth appeared more desirable. He was the 
guide, the support, the consolation of his family ; before 
him they spread sorrows and joys, and mingled all their 
cares. The dissolution of their ties must be too hard for 
nature to bear ; but we trust they have grace to support 
them, and to look forward to the re-union in the Para- 
dise of God. 

The Methodist Church, of Ipswich, has lost one of its 
brightest ornaments. He was her tried friend. But while 
we feel the ties of Christian friendship to be broken, we 
mourn not as those without hope, but rejoice in the belief 
that he has exchanged his honorable station in the Church 
on earth for the glorious seat in the Church in Heaven. 
The suffrages of all who knew him have placed him there. 

The truth, grace and loveliness of religion shone round 
him with a peculiar radiance. He took a deep and living 
interest in the promotion of the Redeemer's Kingdom. 
Many have become the subjects of that kingdom through 
his diligent instrumentality. 

His words in the Class and social meetings were listened 
to with attention, beeause_he lived well. 

Untiring zeal, unwavering integrity, were among his 
distinguishing traits, and are now our precious inherit- 
ance. They make no part of the spoils of death. They 
are ours. Dr. Dwight says : " It is safer to depend on the 


tenor of one's life as the evidence of the true state of our 
character, than upon death-bed declarations." Such evi- 
dence is ours. 

He taught us how to live, and, O too high 

The price of knowledge, taught us how to die!" 

The vigor of his mind remained unimpaired through his 
distressing illness. When he saw his end approaching, 
the plans of life were at once dismissed, and his soul was 
fixed on Christ. Who that heard him speak in that hour 
could help saying, Let me die the death of the righteous. 
The day of his departure was the Sabbath. Nature 
was clad in robes of richest dye, but he took his leave of 
all, smiled on death, and soared away. Let us not mourn 
his exit, but 

Hail with joy his Heavenward flight, 
And trace his progress to the realm of Day. 

Of the son of Mr. Dodge it was written : 

Theophilus Dodge, son of the late Charles Dodge, of 
Ipswich, died at Oakland, California, Nov. 6, i»8o. For 
several years he was a resident of Sonora, Calif, and was 
prominent among the stirring men of the early days and 
history of the town. He was there engaged with his 
brother in a very large business and trade in cattle and 
butchering. Later, Theophilus devoted himself to mining 
matters. He was genial and kind ; the old pioneers liked 
him. He had no enemies. 

It is stated on page 114 that Edward P. son of Charles 
Dodge, died in California. He died in New York, aged 
twenty years. 

Of Susan, daughter of Charles Dodge, it was written : 

Died at Ipswich, Aug. 18, 1861, Susan Dodge, wife of 
Nathaniel Caldwell, youngest daughter of Charles Dodge, 
(long and favorably known to the pioneers of Methodism 
in Ipswich,) aged 29 years. She experienced religion 
while residing in Brooklyn. During a protracted illness, 
(consumption,) she would say with calmness, " I should 
like to live ; but if heavenly Father sees fit to take me, He 
knows best ; I have no doubt of my acceptance ; all will 
be well with me." A few days before her departure, in 
bidding a sister farewell, she spoke of her father and others 
of the family who had preceded her to the other shore, and 
repeated the beautiful stanza : 

Friends fondly cherished have passed on before, 
Waiting they watch us approaching the shore, 
Ringing with raptur  Heaven's high dome, 
Joyfully, joyfully welcome me Home. 


To my widowed Mother, Mrs. Charles Dodge, 

On the Fiftieth Anniversary of her Wedding. 
By Mrs. Eliza G. D. Powell. 

Light of heart, and lithe of limb, 
Drinking from Love's gilded brim, 
Where the pleasant water's drip, 
Heart to heart and lip to lip, 
What was there to turn aside? 
What was there that could divide, 
Fifty Years Ago ? 

Youth's sharp prism glancing through, 
Brought the iris tints to view ; 
Gave all points the golden hue, — 
Green and orange, gold and blue ; 
How couldst thou at all discern 
How the tide of life would turn 
Fifty Years Ago ? 

From a fissured rock it burst ; 

Drop by drop it oozed at first, 

Till it ran a river deep, 

Thou couldst neither swim nor leap ! 

He was on the other side, 

But it could not hearts divide, — 

Hearts that still could love. 

Feeling all thy weight of care, 

In the earliest despair, 

Came he not to soothe and bless 

In thy widow'd loneliness ; 

In the unbroken sympathy 

Of true souls affinity 

Still thy own above. 

Through the journey rough and long, 
Here a requiem, there a song ; 
Here a cloud, and there a ray, 
Promise of a better day ; 
When thy thoughts have upward flown 
On a ladder earthward thrown, 
Came he not, thy love, thy own, 
Of Fifty Years Ago ? 

Time and space to souls are naught 
Into Love's sweet union brought ; 
Years in their unceasing flow 
And the ever-present Now ; 
Into valleys sink the hills, 
Oceans into little rills, 
Over which the soul expands 
Firmly clasping yet the hands 
Of Fifty years Ago. 


When the river narrow grows, 
When the gilded hill-top shows, 
And the heavenly chimes so clear 
Strike upon the listening ear, 
Lingers one of aspect mild, 
(One I knew when but a child,) 
For the consummation sweet 
Unto joy celestial, mete ; 
O, the calm, the pure delight, 
When friends shall again unite 

Of Fifty Years Ago! 

Mother, heavy grow the years, 

And the shadow grim appears ; 

But the shadows we create 

By our own imperfect state, 

Standing backward to the sun 

See how long the shadows run. 

But if with an eagles glance, 

We toward the sun advance, 

Then no shadow can be seen ; 

Nothing comes our Lord between ; 

Gentle be thy life's decline, 

Firmly may thy soul recline 

On thy Lord, whose rod and strength 

Brings the trusting heart at length 

To the mansion not of hands, 

'Mong the heavenly hills that stands. 

Where distil celestial dews ! 

When the limbs their rigor lose, 

And their pliancy regain, 

Freed forevermore from pain ; 

And the grateful atmosphere 

Radiant, amber-like and clear, 

Youthful vigor shall restore, 

When earth's pilgrimage is o'er ; 

Then in joy again to know 

Loved of Fifty Years Ago. 



92. Mary Ann Caldwell, dau of John 59 and Mary 
(Gilman,) born August 25, 1792, died Aug. 8, 1852 ; mar- 
ried [1] Daniel Walden, Nov. 12, 1813; [2]- Josoph Wal- 
den, 1829. Lived at Salem. Children : 

Daniel, born Aug. 30, 1814. 
Lydia, born Sept. 22, 1816. 
William, born Oct. 29, 1830. 
Mary Ann, born May, 1832. 
Stephen, born 1834. 
Joseph, twin, born 1836, died 1851. 
Harriet, twin, born 1836. 

93. Clarissa Caldwell, daughter of John 59 and Mary 
(Gilman,) born Aug. 20, 1794, married Stephtn Badger, 
Nov. 12. 1815 ; lived at Salem ; later, at Exeter, N. H. 
Children : 

Abigail, born Sept. 22, 1816, died May 26, 1835. 

Mary, born June 13, 1819, died Nov. 13, 1868. 

Stephen, born Jan. 18, 1821. 

Elisabeth, born March 19, 1822. 

Susan, born May 2, 1824. 

John, born November 22, 1826. 

George, born December 14, 1828. 

Clara, born June 21, 1831. 

Harriet N. born Aug. 31, 1.833, died Jan. 26, 1834. 

Franklin, born June 19, 1835. 

Abby, born July 12, 1837, died Sept. 22, 1864. 

Harriet, born July 12, 1S40. 

94. John Caldwell, son of John 59 and Mary (Gilman,) 
born Dec. 5, 1798, married Susan Massey, Feb. 1823, died 
Feb. 24, 1849. Lived at Lynn. Children : 

John, born January 29, 1826. 

Daniel, born July 2, 1829, died April, 1833. 

Susan, born February 11, 1834. 

Sarah, born April 1, 183S. 

95. Daniel Caldwell, son of John 59 andMary (Gilman) 
born May 4, 1S00 ; he married Sophronia Hall, March 10, 



1822 ; lived at Baltimore, Maryland. Five children : 

96. Daniel Caldwell, son of Daniel 60 and Abigail 
(Cloutman,) born Aug. 31, 1804; m. Elisabeth Nutting. 
Four children, — the names of three : 




98. Samuel Caldwell, 
son of Capt. Samuel 62, 
born Sept. 9, 1802, died 
Dec. 12, 1864 ; married 
Mary, the only daughter 
of Amos and Elisabeth 
(Smith) Jones, Jan. 24, 
1824. Rev. Dr. Dana per- 
formed the marriage cer- 
emony, and prayer was 
offered by Rev. Mr. Fitz, 
— his first attendance at 
a wedding after his call 
to the South Church, at 

He was a shoemaker, 
one of the last in the town 
to measure the foot and 
make the "custom shoe." 

He learned his trade at the workshop and shoe store of 
Joseph Waiie, at the corner of the Stone Bridge and Mar- 
ket Square. George W. Caldwell (129) remembered that 
he went to Waite's when a lad to order a pair of shoes and 
have his foot measured. Eight men were at the benches, 

viz., Samuel Caldwell, James Caldwell, Hovey, 

David Dow, Aaron Kimball, Moses Graves, Daniel Dog- 
gett, and one from Haverhill, Mr. George. These were 
the work-people associated with Samuel in his earlier days. 
After his marriage he built for himself a small shop, on 
the William Jones homestead, South Main St., — this old 

Caldwell House, Poplar St, Ipswich. 

From a photograph by J. Warren Horton, May, 1904. 

Occupied in 1802 by Stephen Caldwell and Lucy (65) his wife ; 

also by Capt. Samuel Caldwell (62) and Abigail, his wife. See pp. 92-3. 

In later years the home of Samuel Caldwell, Jr., [98] and 

Mary Jones, his wife; pp. 120-21. 


home, built in 1728, once sheltered George Whitefield, the 
Evangelist, who was entertained by the said William, one 
of his converts and devoted follower of the inspired man. 

Samuel Caldwell's new little shop speedily became the 
winter evening resort of a most interesting and intelligent 
company. They assembled for converse and discussion for 
years. Some of Ipswich's most common-sense men talked 
of the Town, the State, and the National conditions. When 
old age and death came to its owner, and closed its doors, 
simple and small as the workshop was, there was a con- 
scious vacancy. 

Samuel Caldwell died Monday evening, at seven o'clock, 
Dec. 12, 1864, aged 62 years and three months. Rev. Dr. 
Fitz, of the South Church spake kindly of him at his 
burial. The bearers were his near neighbors and friends : 
Nathaniel Millett, Jabez Mann. Abraham Caldwell, Wm. 
Wade, Ebenezer Cogswell, James Peatfield. 

Mary (Jones,) wife of Samuel, died Thursday morning, 
at eight o'clock, Nov. 21, 1878. The burial was on Sat- 
urday ; and ihe Rev. Edwin B. Palmer, of First Church, 
read selections from Scripture and breathed the prayer of 
comfort and benediction, and she was laid by her hus- 
band's side. "Until the day break." She was 72 years 
old, lacking two weeks. She had been a member of the 
South Church more than fifty years. The record reads : 
"Oct. 15, 1826, Mary Crafts, Mary Dodge, Susanna Lake- 
man, and Mrs. Mary J. Caldwell, were received into full 
communion. The three last were baptized." 
The children of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Caldwell : 

Amos Jones, born Sept. 2, 1S27; died Oct. 9, 1829. 

Lucy Mary, born Dec. 31, 1829. 

Elisabeth Smith, born Oct. 9, 1832 ; forseveral terms 
an attendant at the Seminary, then taught in 
the following Schools : at Essex, public school ; 
at Salem, private school, previously established 
and taught by Martha Brown ; at Ipswich, first 
at the Cogswell school on Payne street; later at 
ihe Payne school on High street ; also at the 
Argilla district. 

Augustine, born Jan. 23 1836, m. Mira Eldredge, 
of Orleans ; one son, Robson Dillingham, born 
Nov K, 1868. 


home, built in 1728, once sheltered George Whitefield, the 
Evangelist, who was entertained by the said William, one 
of his converts and devoted follower of the inspired man. 

Samuel Caldwell's new little shop speedily became the 
winter evening resort of a most interesting and intelligent 
company. They assembled for converse and discussion for 
years. Some of Ipswich's most common-sense men talked 
of the Town, the State, and the National conditions. When 
old age and death came to its owner, and closed its doors, 
simple and small as the workshop was, there was a con- 
scious vacancy. 

Samuel Caldwell died Monday evening, at seven o'clock, 
Dec. 12, 1864, aged 62 years and three months. Rev. Dr. 
Fitz, of the South Church spake kindly of him at his 
burial. The bearers were his near neighbors and friends : 
Nathaniel Millett, Jabez Mann, Abraham Caldwell, Wm. 
Wade, Ebenezer Cogswell, James Peatfield. 

Mary (Jones,) wife of Samuel, died Thursday morning, 
at eight o'clock, Nov. 21, 1878. The burial was on Sat- 
urday ; and ihe Rev. Edwin B. Palmer, of First Church, 
read selections from Scripture and breathed the prayer of 
comfort and benediction, and she was laid by her hus- 
band's side. " Until the day break." She was 72 years 
old, lacking two weeks. She had been a member of the 
South Church more than fifty years. The record reads : 
"Oct. 15, 1826, Mary Crafts, Mary Dodge, Susanna Lake- 
man, and Mrs. Mary J. Caldwell, were received into full 
communion. The three last were baptized." 
The children of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Caldwell : 

Amos Jones, born Sept. 2, 1S27; died Oct. 9, 1829. 
Lucy Mary, born Dec. 31, 1829. 

Elisabeth Smith, born Oct. 9, 1832 ; forseveral terms 
an attendant at the Seminary, then taught in 
the following Schools : at Essex, public school; 
at Salem, private school, previously established 
and taught by Martha Brown ; at Ipswich, first 
at the Cogswell school on Payne street ; later at 
the Payne school on High street ; also at the 
Argilla district. 
Augustine, born Jan. 23 1836, m. Mira Eldredge, 
of Orleans ; one son, Robson Dillingham, born 
Nov 5, 1868. 



Abby, born Nov. 8, 1837, died Sept. 8, 1838. 
Lydia Ann, born May 10, 1844; graduated at the 
High School, Class of i860; Ipswich Female 
Seminary, Class of 1864; Teacher at Cogswell 
Primary, 1864-68. March 1, 1868, at the request 
of Mr. Augustine Heard, the Founder, she 
became the 
Fi r st 
of the Ips- 
wich Public 
Library, and ^ 
has held the 
position to 
present date, 
1904, 36 yrs. 
The Twenty 
Fifth Anni- 
versary of Ipswich Public Library. 
assuming the duties of Librarian, (March 1, 
1893,) was made unexpectedly but pleasantly 
memorable by a most generous token from the 
Ladies of Ipswich and others who frequent the 
attractive town in summer days. 
Augustine, the 4th child of Samuel and Mary (Jones,) 
born Jan. 23, 1836; married Mira Eldredge, of Orleans, 
April 12, 1866, at Lafayette St. church, Salem, by Rev. Lo- 
ranus Crowell, pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Sweetser, then 
of Peabody. One son, Robson Dillingham, born Nov. 5, 
1868, now living at Salem. 

Augustine united with the South Cong'l church, Ips- 
wich, Nov. 3, 1850 ; Aug. 12, 1851-58, compositor at the 
Observer office, Salem ; 1859-61, Normal School, Bridge- 
water; 1861-4, teaching and study; March, 1864, joined 
X. E. Conf. M. E. Church; iS66, Friday, March 30, ad- 
mitted to full connection with the Conference and ordained 
Deacon, at Chicopee, by Bishop Simpson ; 1868, March 29, 
elected Elder, and ordained by Bishop Ames, at Saratoga 
St. church, Boston; 1873-84, Faith Home, 124 Wellington 
street, Worcester; 1884.. in Brittany and England; 18S5- 
93, supply Congregational Church, Coventryville, N. y. 
and the Presbyterian Church, Afton, N. Y. 1S95-1904 

Lydia A. Caldwell, 

Librarian from the opening of the Public Library, Ipswich, 

March 1, 186S, to present date, 1904, 

thirty-six years. 


Mira Eldredge Caldwell. 


at Eliot, York Co. Maine. 

Mira Eldredge Caldwell was the daughter of Capt. 
Kelley and Alraira (Dcane) Eldredge. She was born at 
Orleans, Nov. 18, 1836, died at Worcester, July 28, 1894. 
Graduated at the Normal School, Salem, 1862. A lady of 
marked religious devotion, and a frequent public Bible 
Teacher, — one not easily forgotten by those associated with 
her in church and parish life. It has been said that Al- 
mira (Doane) Eldredge, mother of Mira Caldwell, descend- 
ed from Dea. Doane, of the Plymouth puritans. 

Correction, p. 120. Samuel Caldwell and Mary Jones married Jan. 24, 1826. 

99. Eliza Caldwell, daughter of Capt. William 63 and 
Abigail (Smith,) married Sewall Foster, of Rowley, April 
12, 1820. She united with the South Church at* Ipswich, 
when twenty years of age. Died at Rowley, April 1, 1833. 
The children : 

Eliza, died 1872. 

157 William Caldwell. 

100, William Caldwell, son of Capt. William 63 and 
Abigail (Smith,) born at Portland, Me., May 6, 1800, m. 
Eliza Goss, daughter of Dr. James Goss, of Sandy Bay, 
March 14, 1824; lived at Rockport ; and died at the age of 
eighty years. The local print said of him at his death : 

" William Caldwell, the venerable and respected citizen 
of Rockport, died on Thursday morning of old age — eighty 
years. He was born May 6, 1800, at Portland, Me.; spent 
his boyhood in Ipswich ; came at twenty-one years to 
Rockport, where he has ever since resided. He was the 
Representative to the Legislature in 1866-7, and has been 
for some years the oldest member of the Masonic Lodge in 
town. Five children survive him." His children were : 
William, born Oct. 24, 1824 ; died Aug. 27. 1825. 

158 William, born Nov. 8, 1825, m. Elisabeth Tarr. 
James Goss. b. Oct. n, 1827, m. Hannah Kimball. 

159 George W. b. Aug. 24, 1830, m. Mary J. Rowe. 

160 Lucius Page, b. March 20, 1834.. m. Hannah Croley. 

161 Sylvester Goss, b. Sept. 19, 1835, m. Ada Putnam. 
Eliza, born Jan. 28, 1841. Teacher in Pub. Schools. 

101. Harriet Caldwell, daughter of Capt. William 63 
and Abigail (Smith,) married Stephen Stanwood, June 2, 


[832. She died Aug. 28, 1845 ; greatly loved and buried 
with many, many tears. He died Oct. 17, 1868, aged 52 
years, 5 months. 

Stephen Stanwood was the son of Ensign John and 
Lydia (Dodge) Stanwood, born May 15, bap. May 30, 1802. 
He married ( 1) Harriet Caldwell, above named ; (2) Erne- 
line S. Frothingham, 1852 ; she died Jan. 1853. His father 
was a soldier of the Revolution in Capt. Nathaniel Wade's 
Company; marched to Mystic on the memorable April 19, 
1775. Later was in service at Rhode Island. For many 
years Stephen carried on the trade of Leather Dresser, in 
Ipswich. He was sincere in his religious life, active in 
church work. He with his wife, Harriet, sang in the choir 
of First Church. He was a member of Ipswich Light 
Infantry ; in politics a Whig. See Genealogy, by Ethel 

The children of Harriet (Caldwell) and Stephen : 
A daughter, died early. 

Henry Lyman, died Sept. 18, 1836, aged 1 year. 
Eliza Harriet, born 1836. For fourteen years in 
charge of the Latin Dep't in Elmira College ; 
one year at Smith College, same Dep't ; since 
1882, Secretary of the Bureau of Exchange, 
Woman's Board of Missions, Congregational 
House, Boston. 
Lydia, born 1838, died May 7, 1848, aged 10 years. 
William Henry, born 1840, died early. 

102. Lucy Caldwell, daughter of Stephen and Lucy 
Caldwell 65 [her parents were cousins,] was born Dec. 25, 
1803, married Capt. Isaac Day. April 24, 1845, resided at 
Ipswich, died at Brookline, at the home of her step-daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Martha Day James, Friday, Jan. 18, 18S4, aged 
80 years 24 days. Burial at Ipswich. 

She had the mother-care of several little ones, some not 
relatives, who were early left orphans ; and was sensibly 
broad in her thought and kindness. Many children who 
were not of her household, learned to call her Aunt Lucy. 
She was a member of the South Church, and reliable in 
her efforts in the various ladies departments of good works. 
She had a very strong individuality, and yet seemed to 
make one in the families allied to her by relationship. 
In counsel and ready help she was never a disappointment. 


103. Mercy Davis Randall, daughter of Lucy (Cald- 
well) 65 and Caleb Randall, married Daniel Cogswell, of 
Ipswich, merchant. She was born 180S and died Aug. 14, 
1849, aged 41 years. Mr. Cogswell, an esteemed and suc- 
cessful man, died March 21, 1863, aged 72 years. The 
children of Daniel and Mercy : 

Mary, died May 2, 1842, aged eight years. 
William, married Mary Ellen Baker, March 30, 

1850; she died Dec. 29, 1864, aged 27 yrs. 8 mo. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War ; died Oct. 
1873, aged 37 yrs. 2 months. 
Daniel Albert, died Feb. 24, 1862, aged 23 years, 

7 days. Lizzie Farnham, only child of Dan'l A. 
and Olive Cogswell, died July 10, i860, aged 
16 months. 
George, died May 22, 1841, aged 10 months. 
Lucy, married George B. Roberts, at Boston, 

June 15, 1864, — by the Rev. Daniel Fitz, D. D., 
of the South Church, Ipswich. 
Alice, born Jan. 5, 1845, married, at Cambridge, 

Judson M. Bemis, of St. Louis, Nov. 21, 1886. 
Charles Howard, died Sept. 19, 1848. 
Mr. Daniel Cogswell married [1] Sally Cogswell, of Essex, 
she died May 8, 1825, aged 32 years. [2] Eunice Smith, 
she died, to the great grief of her friends, Sept. 8, 1829, 
aged 26 years ; she left one daughter, Eunice S. who died 
of fever, when sixteen years of age, — and a briliantly 
beautiful girl. Mr. Cogswell's 3d wife, Mercy, was a choice 
spirit ; and ''to be spiritually minded is life." Her burial 
service was so largely attended, that the South Church 
was filled, — and all were mourners. 

104. Isaac Stevens Smith, son of Lucy (Caldwell) 65 
and Samuel Smith, of the Swasey Inn; he lived at Saint 
Louis, Mo. and there married Annie Frazier. Children : 


105. Elisabeth Caldwell Smith, daughter of Lucy 
(Caldwell) 65 and Samuel Smith, married Alfred Kimball, 


Dec. 5, 1843. He was Town Clerk of Ipswich many years 
and Ass't Clerk at Probate Office, Salem, and County 
Courts. Elisabeth was born Jan. 26, 1820 ; died on her 
75th birthday, 1895. She was named for Elisabeth, dau. 
of Capt. Samuel Caldwell [62] and Abigail his wife. This 
daughter died May 6, 1820, aged 19 years,— a girl of con- 
stant good cheer and brightness. Alfred Kimball died 
most unexpectedly, some thirty years before his wife,— 
Aug. 4, 1864, aged 47 years. The children : 

Henry, died Dec. 15, 1865, aged 21 years. 

George Alfred, at Buenos Ayres, S. A. 

Mary Baldwin, married John Downs, June 29, 1869, 

died at Gloucester, April 15, 1885, aged 34 yrs. 
William Choate. 

Arthnr Smith, Prof, of Music, Oberlin Col. Ohio. 
Jesse Warren, at Buenos Ayres, S. A. 
Frederic, lives at Ipswich. 
The Ipswich Chronicle had the following column of 
worthy commemoration : 

Mrs. Elisabeth Caldwell Kimball, widow of Alfred 
Kimball, whose death occurred at noon on Saturday, 
[Jan. 26, 1895,] was born in Ipswich on the 26th day of 
January, 1820, and was called home on her 75th birthday. 
Her maiden name was Elisabeth Caldwell Smith. She 
belonged to one of our earliest and best known families, 
her father, Mr. Samuel Smith, having been a prominent 
man of his generation. At the time of Mrs. Kimball's 
birth, her father, Mr. Smith, kept the Inn, where, in 1789, 
George Washington had lunched on his journey through 
Ipswich. Mrs. Kimball's mother was Lucy Caldwell, the 
daughter of Capt. Ebenezer Caldwell of Turkey Shore, 
and a grandaughttr of the famous Sheriff, William Dodge ; 
so that on both paternal and maternal sides, Mrs. Kimbail 
came of the worthy old New England stock. 

Before her marriage, Mrs. Kimball was a Teacher ; and 
as this was before the days of Primary Schools and Kin- 
dergartens, she taught what is now remembered as the 
" Dame School," for the ABC children. Afterwards she 
had charge of the mixed (public) school, composed of 
older children, and would now be denominated the Gram- 
mar vSchool. 

In 1X43, .-die married Mr. Alfred Kimball, also of Ips- 


wich, who for many years was the faithful and efficient 
Town Clerk, and whose death, in the strength of his man- 
hood, was universally regretted. Six children were born 
to them, four of whom are yet alive ; the oldest, Henry, a 
bright, active, clear-headed young man, and the only 
daughter, Mrs. Downs, died several years ago. Fred A. 
the youngest child, has been privileged to minister to his 
mother, in the old home, and to attend to business affairs 
daily in Boston. 

Mrs. Kimball also had two brothers, Isaac S. of St. Louis 
and S. Adams, of Boston. Her sisters were Lucy Caldwell 
Day, Mercy Randall Cogswell, Mary A. Smith Minor, also 
Mrs. Abigail Sargent, her father's daughter, and a cousin 
of the notable lawyer, Rufus Choate. 

Mrs. Kimball was a woman of culture, broad and liberal 
in her views of life ; an earnest, straight forward, consis- 
tent woman such as the last generation so often produced. 
Kindly and sympathetic as a neighbor ; faithful and stead- 
fast as a friend ; devoted to her family, loyal to the church, 
she filled every relation in life with rare completeness. 

She has been gradually failing for a year, until on Sat- 
urday, the 26th, the frail cable which had kept her moored 
to earth was loosed, and she went peacefully out into the 
great Ocean of God's Infinity. 

* * The funeral of the late Mrs. Elisabeth Kimball was 
held at her residence Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29. Rev. 
T. F. Waters, to whom Mrs. Kimball had been like a 
mother, and who in turn had regarded her with an almost 
filial affection, conducted the simple, solemn service in a 
very impressive manner. Passages of Holy Writ were 
read, followed by a poem, in tones trembling with feeling ; 
and the offering up of an earnest, soulful petition for solace 
and blessing, and thanksgiving for the example of the 
life peacefully ended, made a service of tender sorrow. 

The interment was at the South Cemetery. The funeral 
cortege wound silently across the Green to the sunny slope 
of the river bank, where, nearly opposite the windows of 
her dearly loved home, the mother was laid to rest. 

106. Samuel Adams Smith, son of Lucy (Caldwell) 65 
and Samuel Smith, married Anna Manning, of Boston; 
they resided in Boston : — 


The children of S. Adams and Anna (Manning) Smith : 
Daniel Cogswell 
Ella Frances 
Samuel H. 
Frank Davis 

roj. Mary Ann Smith, daughter of Lucy (Caldwell) 65 
and Samuel Smith, married (1) Mr. Eaidwin, of St. Louis. 
(2) Andrew J. Minor, of the same city. Children: 

Frank Davis Eaidwin 

Alfred Kimball Minor 

Mary Geneva Minor 

Obed Minor 
The following brief outling of Mr. Minor's life, is taken 
from a St. Louis weekly : 

Andrew Jackson Minor, who for thirty-three years has 
held various positions at the St. Louis Post Office, died at 
four o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, No. 2624 
Olive street, of consumption. He had been in feeble health 
for two years, but w r as in the discharge of his duties until 
within a few days of his departure. 

Mr. Minor was a brother of Gen. James L. Minor, of 
Jefferson City, formerly Secretary of State, and his wife, 
long since deceased, was a sister of Isaac S. Smythe, for- 
merly of the firm of Smythe & Gore, but more recently of 
the firm of Sell.-, & Co. 

Deceased was born at Fredericksburg, Va. in 1815, and 
was appointed a Cadet, at West Point by Gen. Andrew 
Jackson, who was a warm friend of his father. 

During>is graduating year he left West Point in conse- 
quence of his father's death, and after returning home and 
settling the estate, he took the position of Civil Engineer 
on the Chtsepeake and Ohio Canal. 

About 1840 he came West, and settled near Hermann, in 
Missouri, farming and practicing Law. By the high wa- 
ter of [844, his farm was entirely destroyed and he came to 
St. Louis where he took a situation as Clerk in the Cir- 
cuit Court, associated with Charles D. Drake. During this 


time he was also the dramatic critic for the Reveille, and 
wrote much for the press in general on dramatic matters. 

In 1848 he entered the Post Office, John M. Wimer, P. M. 
and had charge of the Paper Room for seventeen years. 
Under Gen. Fullerton he was transferred to the Business 
Office, where his face has been familiar to the public for 
fifteen years. 

He was reputed one of the finest classical scholars in St. 
Louis; genial in his disposition, a fine conversationalist, 
and had a rich fund of anecdotes which he introduced with 
effect in social converse. 

He leaves two children, a son and daughter, both grown. 
Funeral from the residence of Isaac S. Smythe, No. 3518 
Lindell Avenue. 

108. Eunice Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Sylvanus 67 
and Hannah (Staniford) born Jan. 21, 1809, married 
Samuel Wade, Nov. 10, 1831. She died at Alton, 111. 
May 13, 1890. Samuel Wade was born April 18, 1806, 
died Jan. 2, 1885. Their chosen home, (as Mrs. Cowles 
relates in the following memorial,) was the far-away Alton, 
111., where their children were born, and their lives blended 
with the newly established homes and interests. The 
separation from the old New England homesteads, though 
it left a vacancy and a lonesomeuess in loving hearts and 
lives, proved to be a step of practical wisdom ; a decision 
which evolved no regrets. The children were : 

162 Edward Pierson, born Feb. n, 1833., married Mary 

Elisabeth Allen. 
Augusta Olivia, b. Feb. 5, 1835, d. July 23, 1836. 

163 Albert, born in Ipswich, May 15, 1837, married 

Dec. 13. 1865. 

164 Harriet Augusta, born March 12, 1839, married 

Noah Cushuian Hatheway. 
John Richards born Aug. 22, died Dec. 31, 1841. 
Charles, born Dec. 1, 1843, died June 12, 18S6. 

165 Eunice Louisa, born Nov. 17, 1850, married 

Albert Hollenbeck Drury. 

Mrs. Eunice Caldwell Cowles, the renowned Principal 
of the Ipswich Female Seminary, wrote the following Mem- 
orial, when the tidings of Mr. Wade's departure reached 
the Ipswich homes and hearts: — 


Hon. Samuel Wade. 

By Mrs. Cowles, Ipswich. 

April, 1806— January, 1885. 

Born in Ipswich, nearly fourscore years ago, limited in 

his education to the privileges afforded by the common 

schools, Mr. Wade bore within him the vitality and will, 

without which elaborate culture is of small account. 

Learning of his father, as Jesus did of Joseph, the trade 
of a house builder and a worker in woods, his fortune was 
in his own skilful hands. Tall and erect as a young pine, 
and as unswerving in high principle, no liquid poison was 
ever allowed to defile his clean mouth and healthy frame. 

In early manhood he chose the Lord as his portion, and 
joined the Commonwealth of His people. He made another 
wise choice, which doubled his power and consummated 
his happiness : from the comely maidens of Ipswich, he 
made his own, one, second to none in modesty, loveliness 
and the genius for making a house a home. 

On their marriage more than fifty-four years ago, they 
went at once, in the good old way, to the new house which 
his own hands had reared. Soon after, the Rev. Artemas 
Bullard came to Ipswich, seeking for recruits to go and 
take possession of the new and growing State of Illinois, 
in the name of the Lord, and make it a garden for Him. 
His young servant heard the call, and felt constrained to 
answer : " Here, Lord, am I. Send me." 

The stakes up-rooted at Ipswich, he planted at Alton, 
then a new and flourishing settlement near the confluence 
of the Missouri with the Mississippi. Thither, when he 
had built a second nest for her, his young and charming 
wife gladly followed him. Most tenderly w r e bade her 
adieu, sorrowing most of all that we should, as we sup- 
posed, see her face no more. Many times blessed was the 
re-union that crowned her long and tiresome journey. 

In the Christian home which they there re-established, 
the Word of God has been daily studied and pondered, 
and the voice of prayer and praise ever ascending. In- 
dustrious, clear-eyed and thrifty, pulling always one way 
and together, they could hardly fail to win success and 
prosperity. If he did not long carry his carpenter's tools, 
it was not because he was ashamed of them; but because 
larger interests demanded his time and attention. In the 


prosperity which followed him, he never forgot for a day 
that he went to Illinois to serve the Lord and honor his 

In and through the years which have been long in the 
land which the Lord their God hath given them, he has 
been first among the foremost in whatever concerns the 
best interests of the church, the city and the state of his 
adoption. The Lord, on whose side he and his have im- 
movably stood, has made good to them His promise, — 
" Them that honor Me, I will honor." His name, honor- 
able and honored, is fragrant and precious far beyond the 
confines of the city which has grown up around him. 

His hospitalities have been large and ungrudging ; his 
charities wide and numberless ; his tithes free, unstinted. 

The tabernacle of clay, which for fourscore years has 
served him faithfully, he has left to a lowly bed in Alton ; 
he himself, the tenant of that earthly house, wonderfully 
enlarged and enriched by communion with God in His 
Word and at His throne of grace, has gone without one 
sign of decrepitude to his Father's house on high. He 
loved dearly to sing " Glory to God," below ; he loves no 
less to join in the praises above. 

For him we have no tears, no regrets, no fears. He has 
been and is still an illustration of what a man, who sets 
himself in his youth to serve God and do good, can make 
of himself and his opportunities. 

The Rev. George C. Adams, once his Pastor, wrote 
knowingly and livingly of Samuel Wade, as follows : 

* * He was a remarkable man, a self-made man, ener- 
getic, self-reliant. Accustomed to allow no obstacles to 
stand in the way of any undertaking which he was per- 
suaded was right, he succeeded where other men would 
have failed. 

He was born at Ipswich, Mass., in 1S06, married in 1830 
to one who survives him, whose faith and beautiful chris- 
tian life have been a constant blessing to him and to a 
multitude of others ; removed to Alton in 1831, where he 
had a large share in building up the city, and great in- 
fluence in shaping its character. 

He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the 
town ; a member of the first City Council ; and was four 
times elected Mayor of the city. Since 1876, he has been 
President of the Alton National Bank. His whole business 


career has been marked by promptness, energy and strict 
integrity. He carried christian principle into all his affairs. 

When the writer was Pastor of the Alton church, a 
prayer meeting was one evening devoted to naming the 
causes for thanksgiving which each one had. Mr. Wade 
arose, and after mentioning the fact that it was his birth- 
day, said : "I was thinking that one of the things for 
which I have reason to thank God is that He has always 
enabled me to pay one hundred cents on the dollar." It 
was characteristic of his life. He believed it was his duty 
to lean upon God, and that such divine grace as was need- 
ful would always be given in the management of the affairs 
of his Bank as in the conduct of the Prayer-meeting. 

When he came to Alton there was hardly a Congrega- 
tional Church in the State of Illinois ; the Princeton Church 
came from Massachusetts in the same year ; and that in 
Jacksonville was organized two years later. Although 
Mr. Wade was a firm Congregationalist, he was a christian 
first, and united with the Presbyterian Church in Alton, 
in 1S40, where he was an influential member for 30 years. 

In 1870, in common with many others, he felt the time 
had come for the organization of a Congregational Church 
and entered into the movement with all his heart. The 
church in its beginning had three or four men who were 
both willing and able to give large amounts, and its future 
seemed assured. Within three years Mr. Wade was leit 
almost alone in the ability to do what had been planned. 
He never faltered. His faith was strong. No matter how 
great the demand, he was ready to give. He insisted that 
the business affairs of the Church should be managed with 
the same promptness and accuracy as those of a first-class 
bank. The meeting house, the addition made to it some 
years ago, the organ, the parsonage, all speak of his love 
and his generosity. 

These were but a small part of his interest and influence. 
Blessed is the church whose wealthiest men are in the 
Bible vSchool and the Prayer Meeting. Mr. Wade never 
missed a session of either when it was possible for him to 
attend. He was studious and thoughtful. His talks and 
prayers were fresh and full of vigor. He had a fine library, 
selected with care,— and he used it. 

The influence of such a man can never be estimated. He 


was a tower of strength. He loved and stood by his Pas- 
tor. No matter what mistakes that Pastor might make, 
he was sure of a warm friend and a good counselor in 
Mr. Wade. 

He is gone, but his works live after him ; and the 
Church is one of the best testimonials to his christian 
character and perseverance. This love and perseverance 
kept up to the very last. He might have retired from 
actual business life, but preferred to toil on, in order that 
he might give more to the Master's work ; and he went 
home from actual service. 

The following tribute to Mrs. Eunice Caldwell Wade, 
is not only an expression of tenderness and worth, but it 
gives glimpses of interesting points in her long, long 
life of thoughtful kindnesses and love : 

Funeral of Mrs. Eunice Caldwell Wade, 

To-day was laid to rest in our city cemetery, one whose 
residenee in Alton dates back to the year 1832, and ante- 
dating the civic incorporation of this community by a period 
of more than five years. 

Mrs. Wade was born in Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 21, 1809. 
Her parents were of a community "distinguished for good 
morals and steady habits." She was the eldest of four- 
teen children, of whom ten attained to adult years, and of 
these there survive her, Mrs. N. Rogers Farley and Miss 
Sarah P. Caldwell of Ipswich ; Mrs. Jeremiah Prescott, of 
Arlington, Mass., and Charles A. Caldwell and Mrs. Mary 
S. Marsh, of this city. 

At an early age, sharing with her mother the responsi- 
bilities and cares of so large a family, life at once became 
to her a reality ; and when three years before her marriage, 
Miss Grant became the Principal of the Ipswich Female 
Seminary and Mary Lyon her Ass't, she was at an age to 
fully appreciate her opportunities. 

Married in November, 1830, she followed her husband 
to Alton, 1832, and coming from an atmosphtre of ex- 
ceptional intelligence and thrift, she was prepared to lay 
the foundation of a well ordered family in her own home. 
In the Ipswich school the reading and study of the Scrip- 
tures was a large element in the curriculum, and the 
words of the Preceptress are fully applicable to her: 


" What a fountain of consolation the Bible affords ! 
This precious Book has been to me of late above all price. 
How pure its doctrines; how elevated its precepts; how 
rich its promises ; how much more valuable and satisfying 
than pleasure, wealth, or honor. If I do not love the 
Bible, I know not what 1 love." 

Four of Mrs. Wade's children survive her, and reside in 
Alton : Messrs Edward P. and Albert Wade ; Mrs. Harriet 
A. Hatheway and Mrs. Eunice L. Drury. 

Coming here from her eastern home with her honored 
husband, soon after their marriage, and settling in what 
was then almost a wilderness, the young couple established 
a home which developed into the ideal dwelling place of 
happy married life. 

The years went by and children gathered about the 
hearthstone. The husband became a successful business 
man, a leading banker, a pillar in the church, and was 
repeatedly called to be the Chief Executive of the young 
municipality, of which he helped to lay the foundation. 
All his labors were ably supplemented by the wife who 
was in the truest sense a help-meet for him ; and whose 
devotion as a wife and mother consecrated the home with 
all the blessings of unclouded domestic felicity. The 
children grew up and founded homes of their own, and 
grandchildren renewed the youth of their grandparents in 
the beautiful old homestead. 

Together husband and wife walked the pathway of life 
for over fifty years ; and when he was called to the other 
shore, the sons and daughters shielded the mother from 
the storms of life, or helped her brave its sorrows and be- 
reavements. The old home was still the centre from which 
radiated sweet influences to the homes of children clustered 
about it. The mother was the queen whom all delighted 
to honor. Now she, too, has joined loved ones gone before. 

A great company gathered this morning to pay their 
tribute of love and reverence to her memory. Old friends 
o! a lifetime were there, tearful and sorrowing, yet not 
mourning for her whose death was but transition. 

The services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Warner, the 
Pastor of the Congregational Church of which Mrs. Wade 
was one of the original members ; and whose work she had 
ever been foremost in furthering aud sustaining. After 
reading Scriptural selections, which had peculiar fitness to 
the life and character of the departed, the speaker dwelt in 


tender and gentle terms upon the Christian faith and hope 
which had ever been the guiding star of the loved wife and 
mother, and her stay and comfort when about to cross the 
dark river. He compared her last hours to the parting of 
Jacob and his children, when the Patriarch was about to 
be gathered to his fathers ; the fitness of the comparison 
was recognized by all present. 

His references to her home-life and gentle ministrations, 
her charity, benevolence, her usefulness in the chuich and 
community, were all apt and touching, recalling and un- 
folding the sweetness and devotion of the life which had so 
long been a blessing to all within its influence. 

Two solos were sung by Mrs. C. C. Warner, " There is 
a Blessed Home," and " Forever with the Lord," with 
organ accompaniment by Mrs. F. L. Taylor. At the close 
of Mr. Warner's address, prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. 

The Pall Bearers were : Messrs. A. L. Daniels, H. M. 
Carr, Sylvanus Caldwell Farley, A. P. Caldwell, E. M. 
Caldwell, C. A. Caldwell, Jr. 

After the last rites at tbe Cemetery by the officiating 
clergymen, and the closing hymn, Good Night, they laid 
to rest the loving mother, the tender wife, the steadfast 
friend, by the side of the companion of over half a century. 

The gentle zephyrs of the opening Spring stirred the 
leaves and verdure above her ; the soft May sunshine gave 
its benediction over the new-made grave that answered the 
auestion : Is Life worth the Living ? 

The floral memorials were exquisite in beauty ; and the 
clusters of roses which each child and grandchild added 
to the tributes on the mound spoke eloquently of the love 
that reaches beyond the confines of mortal life. 

%vl MlBntortam. 


No tears ! but the ripest of harvest, 

Most amber of wheat, 
Lay close by the brow of this woman 

With story complete 
Of life transparent to bottom, 

No dregs in its wine; 


A "golden bowl that is broken," 
Of rarest design. 

She was not old, with heart so young ; 
Her prayer, an Angelus that swung 
Through joy, as well as crushing pain, 
In chamber of her level brain. 
Her hope, clear-cut as cameo line ; 
Her faith, as fast as mountain pine ; 
In every stress of her estate 
She seemed the empress of her fate. 

No wail — but the whitest of roses 

That ever were blown ; 
No sighs — but the fairest of lilies 

That ever were grown ; 
No dirge — but the sweetest of music 

That ever was sung ; 
No moan — but the deepest of joy-bells 
■That ever were rung — 

For her, not old, because so fair 
In fleeces of her whitening hair; 
Her heart as fragrant as the rose — 
As pure as lily's silver blows, 
Harmonious as swinging chimes 
With mellow peal at even times, 
Because of soul in still accord 
With will of her beloved Lord. 

No gloom — but the beauty of gladness 

Unblemished by fears ; 
No woe — but a wealth of rejoicing . 

Untarnished by tears ; 
No pain — but a passion of rapture 

Like lark's, on the wing; 
No pall — but sweep of the ermine 

Just dropped by The King — 

For her, who knew His noiseless tread 
'Mid footfalls soft around her bed, 
And greeted Him with matchless smile 
In fine unconsciousness of guile. 
This is unusual !" she said, 


But felt the crown upon her head ; 
Her ear already tuned to notes 
Which never flutter human throats. 

She knew her shallop sailed to sea 

Upon the swell — Eternity ; 

She knew earth's sun about to set, 

But said "Good night," without regret; 

And then, her last and calm " Good-byes," 

Morn's glory shining in her eyes, 

Which kindled with the glad surprise 

Of Immortality's sunrise. 

So bring the most glowing of blossoms 

To garnish her grave in the grass ; 
With never a tumult of weeping 

To sadden the scene as you pass. 
She lives ! the Grand Mother you've known her, 

And waits — as so often before — 
To call the "new names" of her children, 

And open Jerusalem's door 

For you who would follow her going, 

And crowd on her luminous track ; 
But she sees with a clarified vision, 

And waves you most tenderly back 
Till your "fullness of time" has been measured, 

Your "sands of mortality" run, 
In a world now edge of Elysium, 

Because Paradiso's begun. 

Emily Gilmore Aeden. 

Godfrey, 111. May 16, 1S90. 


109. William Caldwell, son of Capt. Sylvanus 67 and 
Hannah (Staniford,) born Jan. 17, i8ii, married Abigail, 
daughter of Rev. Daniel Stone, of Augusta ; he died March 
8, 1S85. Abigail, his wife, born Nov. 28, 1813, died Dec. 
20, 1885. They were married Dee. 25, 1836. 
One daughter : 

Lydia, born June 7, 1852, married Lendall Titcomb, 

March 5, 1879. Children : 

Miriam, born Dec. 19, 1879. 

William Caldwell, born July 24, 1882. 

vSamuel, born Feb, 26, 1885. 

Lucy Williams, born April 26, 1892. 

From the review of William Caldwell's life, in the weekly 
press, we gather the following : 

Sabbath morniug, March 8, 1885, at quarter past six, 
died William Caldwell, of Augusta. He was born in 
Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 18, 181 1, and at his death was 74 yrs. 
i month and 16 days old. He was the son of Capt. Sylva- 
nus Caldwell, and belonged to one of the old New England 
Puritan families. 

He came to Augusta, June 20, 1825, and had been a 
resident nearly sixty years. He received his business 
education in the store of the late Benjamin Davis, and was 
for many years his partner in mercantile business. 

In December, 184 1, he received an appointment as Clerk 
in the State Treasurer's office, and he has served in that 
office from that date to March 1, 1885, with the single 
exception of a portion of the year, 1856, remaining through 
every change of administration. 

In 1869, he was elected State Treasurer, and held the 
office during the constitutional limit; serving as Treasurer 
and Clerk forty-three years. 

He was a Director of the Granite National Bank from 
its foundation. 

He married, Dec. 25, 1836, Abigail Stone, daughter of 
the Rev. Daniel Stone, who survives him. He leaves one 
daughter, Mrs. Lendall Titcomb. 

Of the Caldwell family, one brother, a prominent busi- 
ness man of Alton, 111., five sisters, two living in the West 
and three in Massachusetts, survive him. His brother, 
Sylvanus Caldwell, who followed him to Augusta from 


Ipswich, in 1827, died Oct. 22, 1876. 

No man certainly in this community, and few, if any, in 
the State, will be more missed than William Caldwell. 
For forty-three years he has been at his post of duty at the 
State House, as regularly as the rising and the setting of 
the sun. He has served as the trusted Deputy of Sanford 
Kingsbury, James White, Moses McDonald, Samuel Cony, 
Woodbury Davis, J. A. Sanborn, Isaac Reed, Benj. D. 
Peck, Nathan Dane, N. G. Hichborn, Silas C. Hatch, 
E. H. Banks, Charles A. White, S. A. Holbrook and 
E. C. Burleigh. He has known personally every man 
who served in the Executive Council and in both branches 
of the Legislature since December, 1841, making many 
thousands, and has been known by all men. He has in 
these years built up a character that has added to the 
dignity of the State, and become a part of its history. 

William Caldwell was a sturdy New Englander, exact, 
precise, honest, upright. He performed every relation of 
life with a faithfulness rarely equalled, and he won and 
enjoyed the esteem of all men. It has been for many years 
a saying, that if William Caldwell should prove unfaith- 
ful, no man could be trusted. His life was full of simplic- 
ity, his pleasures many, his unbending integrity the ad- 
miration of all. 

Ey the practice of frugal habits he acquired a handsome 
competency. To any cause in which he was interested he 
gave freely and liberally, and his private charities were 

He was a great reader of history and biography ; was 
fond of a happy witticism. He had a genial smile, a sunny 
disposition, a warm heart. While he was a man of the 
most sturdy integrity, of independence of thought, of un- 
flinching determination, he had a childlike frankness and 
simplicity of character. 

He was for more than forty years a member of the South 
Congregational Church. 

He left his house for the last time, Feb. 28th, and on 
Wednesday took his bed. His sickness was not painful, 
and his death was as quiet and gentle as the blowing out 
of a candle. 


no. Sylvanus Caldwell, son of Capt. Sylvanus 67 and 
Hannah (Staniford,) born Sept. 7, 1812, married Hannah 
Rice Buekminster, dau. of Daniel Buckminster of Saco ; 
lived at Augusta, Maine, died Oct. 22, 1876. 

in. Mary Staniford Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Syl- 
vanus 67 and Hannah (Staniford,) born Nov. 26, 1814; 
married Ebenezer Marsh, M. D., of Alton, 111., in 1839. 
He died January 1, 1877. One daughter : 

Mary Fanny, married H. Martyn Carr, Esq., of 
Alton ; one son, Lewis Marsh Carr. 

-" A Memorial," in a Baptist periodical, says : 

In the early hours of the New Year, [1877,] Dr. Eben'r 
Marsh, senior Deacon of the First Baptist Church, of 
Alton, 111., was called home. He completed his 70th year, 
Sept. 16, 1876. Dr. Marsh was a native of Sturbridge, 
Mass. His boyhood was spent upon his father's farm, and 
in school, until his thirteenth year; then he entered upon 
a three years' course in Dudley Academy. Having com- 
pleted this, he became a clerk in Boston, where he re- 
mained six years. 

His conversion occurred while in the Academy, or short- 
ly after leaving it, and he united with the Congregational 
Church, — his parents were of that persuasion. 

Rev. Mr. Pengelly's Tract on Baptism, led him to iden- 
tify himself with the Eaptists, while in Boston. He was 
baptized by the Rev. Howard Malcom, D. D., who was 
his Pastor. 

Leaving Boston in the winter of 1828-9, Dr. Marsh made 
his way by stage and river to St. Clair County, 111., and in 
that first winter here was a teacher in the Rock Spring 
Seminary, under J. M. Peck, D. D., since merged in 
Shurtleff College. 

In 1832, he made Alton, 111., his home, having married 
Anna Cox, of Cincinnati, who, like himself, had taken up 
the cross in withdrawing from the Congregationalism, then 
powerful in Cincinnati, and uniting with a humble little 
Baptist Church. She became the mother of one son, Prof. 
Eben'r Marsh, Jr., of Upper Alton, and a daughter, Anne 
Marsh, the wife of Charles Augustus Caldwell, Cashier 
of Alton National Bank. Three years later this wife and 
mother of loveliness and intelligence was taken from him 
and her little ones. 


In 1839, Dr. Marsh married Miss Mary S. Caldwell, of 
Ipswich, Mass., his present estimable widow, by whom he 
had one daughter, Mary Fanny, wife of H. M. Carr, Esq., 
of Alton. 

He engaged successfully in the drug business until T840. 
Meanwhile, the Alton Marine Fire Insurance Co. was or- 
ganized. Dr. Marsh was its Secretary. In 1837, the In- 
surance Company developed into a banking business, 
carried on under the insurance charter, until in 1853, when 
it became a Bank, known as the Alton Bank, and in 1865 
it was re-organized as the Alton National Bank. Through 
all these changes, Dr. Marsh held the office of President 
until the time of his death. 

The punctuality, sincerity and diligence of his business 
life was seen in his religious character. Always in his 
place; ever maintaining the family altar; reverent of 
God's Word, and familiar with it; rarely opposing his 
Pastor or brethren if he differed from them ; always con- 
cerned for the honor of the Church ; giving the heartiest 
help to every Pastor, visiting him in sickness, not easy 
until his salary was met ; so he lived, a steady, believing 
soul, sound in doctrine, gentle in spirit, wise in counsel, 
decided in action. 

Perhaps no better tribute can be paid to his judgment 
and integrity than to record the fact, — " During the troub- 
lous days of wild-cat currency, when Banks were suspend- 
ing hourly, the Alton Bank was the only one in Illinois, 
and one of the very few in the Country, that continued 
payment andconduted business without loss to depositors 
or stockholders." 

Dr. Marsh took a great interest in education, having 
given out of a moderate fortune $10,000 to Shurtleff Col. 
A long time he was President of the Board of Trustees, of 
which he was a member twenty-five years. 

He was a man of habitual generosity, his ordinary con- 
tribution in late years to missions and church expenses 
amounting to seven thousand dollars annually. The ex- 
act amount cannot be known ; he was carefully silent on 
this subject. If he left no great bequest at death, it is 
because he gave it while he lived, and lelt in his devoted 
wife a servant of God, who shared in the spirit and walked 
in his steps. 

Dr. Marsh loved his home, his wife, his sisters, his 


children and relatives ; and his table at Thanksgiving, 
surrounded by three generations, was a most happy sight. 
He had a passion for flowers, and gathered into his garden 
and greenhouse curious and beautiful plants. He had also 
a similar fondness for music. 

Death came upon him deliberately. Stubborn disease 
showed itself in the early Fall ; yet he continued steadily 
at work in his office, as President of the Bank, until Oct- 
ober. He broke down as a strong constitution does, yet 
with no painful resistance. The uneven battle was over 
at last. His life passed away while the living greeted the 
New Year of Time. 

This stanza, sung at his funeral, expresses the spirit of 
his life : 

Lord it belongs not to my care 

Whether I die or live ; 
To love and serve Thee is my share, 

And this Thy grace must give. 

112. Caroline Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Sylvanus 67 
and Hannah (Staniford,) born Oct. 3, t8i6, married 
Jeremiah Prescott, Supt. of the Boston and Maine R. R. 
He died Aug. 17, 1894. She died July 30, 1898. Their 
daughter : 

Caroline Woodbury Prescott, married Edwin Mills. 
Children: Prescott Caldwell, m. Lorena B. 
Adams ; Harriet Caldwell ; Edwin Hatheway. 

The Ipswich Chronicle, under the title of "No more 
Train Orders," recalls and outlines the activities of Mr. 
Prescott's career, and his wide circle of friendship : 

Jeremiah Prescott, formerly Superintendent of the East- 
ern Railroad, [now the Eastern Division of the Boston and 
Maine,] died at his residence in Arlington, Aug. 17, 1894. 

The complete history, of the Massachusetts Railroads 
 ould hardly be written without giving prominence to the 
name ol Jeremiah Prescott. 

He was bom in Hampton Falls, N. H., and the record 
of his life is full and interesting: : 

In the days long before railroads became the means of 

transportation, and when Portsmouth, N. H., transacted a 

large amount of business with Boston, Mr. Prescott was 

the chosen and confidential expressman between the two 

When the Eastern Railroad was completed to 


Portsmouth, Mr. Prescott was among the first to be selected 
for Conductor, to which position he was appointed in 1844. 

He was next appointed Master of Transportation for the 
road in Boston, which position he held until September, 
1854, when he was appointed Superintendent,- — the third 
from the charter of the Road, Stephen A. Chase being the 
first, and John Kinsman, of Salem, the second. 

The office of Superintendent he held to Aug. 31, 1874, 
three days short of twenty years ; a longer term by one 
year than that of any other Superintendent, John B. Wins- 
low, late of the Boston and Lowell R. R., being the next 
in length of service. 

In 1875, shortly after the completion of the Hoosac 
tunnel, he was appointed General Manager by the State, 
one of the most popular appointments ever made, and 
heartily coincided in by all the railroad men of New Eng- 
land. During his four years' service in this capacity, he 
conducted the affars of the road and tunnel to the entire 
satisfaction of the Siate, the public, and the connecting 

The announcement of the death of Jeremiah Pres- 
cott, of Arlington, recalls vividly to the minds of the older 
citizens of Ipswich, the days of the old stage route, when 
Mr. Prescott was one of the favorite stage drivers from 
Ipswich to Boston. He is also connected with memories 
of the old Tavern, — not the modern Hotel, — when " Prescott 
& Wiggin" held sway within the old hostelry ; and there 
are yet many among us who have very pleasant recollec- 
. tions of the kindly gentleman. 

Mrs. Prescott, (Miss Caroline Caldwell,) is the daughter 
of one of our best families ; and still has many friends and 
relatives in Ipswich. 

113. Charles Augustus Caldwell, son of Capt. Sylva- 
nus 67 and Hannah (Staniford,) born Jan. 7, 1823, married 
Anne Marsh, daughter of Dr. Ebenezer Marsh. She was 
born 1836; married 1857. He died Oct. n, 1890. The 
children of Charles A. and Anne (Marsh :) 

Hannah Staniford, born T858, married Richard 

Henry Flagg, 1878. Children : Charles Henry, 
born 1S79 ; Samuel Barry, born 1882. 
Emma Harriet, born 1859. 
Augustus Prescott, born 1861 ; m. Susan Forsyth, 


Barrie, Ont. Canada, 1894. Children, Mary 
Marsh, b. 1893 ; Nelson Forsyth, b. Oct. n, 1899 

Charles Albert, born 1863, married Elisabeth Hyde 
Forbes, 1891. She died Aug. 27, 1902. Chil- 
dren : Albert, d. e. Elisabeth R. b. 1894 ; 
Charles Alexander, b. 1895, d. April 20, 1900. 

Ebenezer Marsh, born 1866, m. Lillian M. Blair, 
Nov. 1, 1901 ; dau. Harriet Blair, b. Oct. 27, 1902 

Elmira Cox, born 1868, died 1890. 

Mary Staniford, born 1871, died 1897. 

Sylvanus Farley, born 1873, died 1873. 

Martyn Roger, born 1875, residence Denver, Col. 

Bailey, born 1877, died 1878. 

The Alton, 111., Weekly Telegraph, of Oct. 16, 1890, 
contained the following memorial of Charles Augustus 
Caldwell, who died the nthinst. : 

At 5.30 o'clock, a. m. Saturday, an honored citizen and 
eminent business man, entered into rest, after a long and 
painful sickness. * Mr. Caldwell struggled manfully 

to overcome it, but it was evident to his most intimate 
associates that he was very ill. His last visit to the Bank 
was on the 19th day of June ; since which time his suffer- 
ings have been Of the most intense character. 

Mr. Caldwell was born in Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 7, 1823. 
At the age of fourteen years he went to Augusta, Maine, 
where he spent several years. In September, 1850, he 
came to Alton, to engage in business in the Marine and 
Fire Insurance Co., an institution conducted by Dr. E. 
Marsh. Mr. Caldwell took a leading position at once in 
the management of the affairs of this Company, and when 
it was succeeded by the Alton Bank, in 1854, he became 
Cashier with Dr. Marsh as President. The Bank at once 
took rank as one of the most substantial and best conducted 
institutions in the country. In the financial panic of 1857, 
three years after its organization, it stood the storm that 
burst on the country, and emerged from it in excellent 
condition ; something that very few institutions of the 
kind did. 

Again in the winter of 1860-61, when so many Banks sus- 
pended or failed, the Alton Bank, under Mr. Caldwell's 
administration, passed unscathed, and was able to mate- 
rially assist the State's depleted treasury in arming troops 


for the defense of the Nation. 

On the death of Dr. Marsh, the late Hon. Samuel Wade 
became President, and continued in that office until his 
death, in 1885, when Mr. Caldwell succeeded to the Presi- 
dency, and Mr. E. P. Wade became Cashier. 

Mr. Caldwell was President of the Bank at the time of 
his death. The Bank is, in a large degree, indebted to 
his sound financial judgment and his sterling honesty, for 
the position it holds, not only in the community, but in 
the country. The Alton Bank, [organized as a National 
Bank in 1863,] is a memorial to Mr. Caldwell's excellent 
business principles. This can be justly said without 
taking one iota from the high praise due his associates, 
past and present, in the Bank, who have ever found in 
him a wise counsellor and safe leader. 

To Alton business men, Mr. Caldwell has ever been a 
friend, and much of the prosperity in business circles is due 
to the kindly hand extended when disaster was about to 
overtake, or had fallen upon the community. His name 
wherever known, is the synonym of honesty and sound 
business principles. 

To his family his death comes with crushing effect. 
Only a few weeks ago death entered the home and carried 
away a loved one; now the head of the household is laid 
low. To the large family he has raised in our midst, the 
loss of such a father is beyond words to express. Kind, 
generous, thoughtful of every interest in the household, 
desirous of making his wife and children as happy as pos- 
sible, no effort was spared, no sacrifice was too great, and 
his chiefest joy was in having his family around him in 
the homestead, happy in each other's love. He was as 
much interested in the little details that go to make up 
happiness, as many men are in what seems to be more im- 
portant ; realizing that it is the small things that usually 
render heavier tasks of easy performance. 

Mr. Caldwell was elected Mayor of Alton in 1873. He 
worthily and ably filled the position. He was elected 
without giving his consent to become a candidate, but a 
majority of the votes were cast for him, and as in every 
other position, he accepted the trust and performed the 
duties to the best of his high abilities. 

Mr. Caldwell was married in this city, in 1857, to Miss 


Anna Marsh, daughter of the late Dr. E. Marsh, (Presi- 
dent of the Alton Bank until his death.) The fruit of this 
union was ten children, seven of whom still survive, — four 
sons and three daughters. The loving wife, also surviv- 
ing, and children have tenderly watched and ministered 
to the wants ol the sick one, and hoped during the long, 
weary days and nights for the best. While their eyes are 
filled with tears and their hearts riven with sorrow, the 
sympathy and affection ot a large circle of relatives, friends 
and acquaintances will be most freely extended, with the 
kindly hope that consolation and comfort in large measure 
will be given from the Hand on which they have leaned all 
their lives. 


At ten o'clock, Tuesday morning, the spacious rooms 
and halls, as well as the grounds of the Caldwell residence, 
were filled with sympathizing friends, gathered to show 
their respect to the memory of Charles A. Caldwell. 

After invocation by Pastor Abbott, Scripture selections, 
beginning with words from the oldest known book in hu- 
man language, [Job,] were read by Dr. Abbott, who in a 
short address, founded on Job 23 : 6. encouraged mourning 
ones to steadfastly feel that God in his great power is not 
pleading against us in long continued affliction, but is 
rather putting strength in us. His words of comfort to the 
bereaved ones he also supplemented with an appeal to 
gathered friends, to both those who had known the de- 
parted all his forty years of life in Alton, and to those who 
had learned to respect him in later years. 

In referring to similar services only seven weeks pre- 
vious, less one day, when from the same rooms was carried 
by loving hands to their last resting place the body of a 
daughter and sister, he remarked : "They were lovely and 
pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not 

After the address, prayer was offered by Dr. Gibson, 
following which the members of the Baptist choir, who also 
sang at Miss Myra's funeral, sang: "How firm a founda- 
tion." The family and friends then formed in procession 
and followed the remains of the loved and honored one to 
the grave, to which was committed "dust to dust," and 
one more mound was raised to be remembered and visited. 
At the grave the choir sang, " Jesus, lover of my soul ;" 


and after a few words by Dr. Abbott, they also sang, — 
" Asleep in Jesus," and " The Christian's Good Night." 
The grave was rilled and covered with floral tokens. 
Among those in attendance from abroad were, — 
Mrs. Jeremiah Prescott, Arlington, Mass.; 
Mrs. Nath'l Rogers Farley, Ipswich, Mass.; 

sisters of Mr. Caldwell. 
Mr. Isaac Stephens Smythe, 
Ex-Gov. E. O. Stanwood, 
Mr. W. ESchweppe, 

from St. Louis. 
The bearers were : 

E. P. Wade, A. Wade, A. P. Caldwell, E. M. Caldwell 
Sylvanus Caldwell Farley, H. M. Carr. 

114. Emeline Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Sylvanus 67, 
and Hannah (Stamford,) born Sept. 17, 1826, married 
Nathaniel Rogers Farley, of Ipswich. He died May 19, 
1897. Their childten : 

Emeline Caldwell. 
Lucy Rogers. 

Nathaniel Rogers, died, aged 17 years. 
166 Sylvanus Caldwell, m. Harriet Wade Hatheway. 

Ipswich, May 24, 1897. Mr. Nathaniel Rogers Farley 
passed away shortly before midnight, on Saturday, May 
the 19th.' In his death, Ipswich loses one of her best men 
and most prominent citizens. For the past five years he 
has patiently suffered ; at last the peace of the Infinite has 
come upon him, in the land where "there shall be no more 

Mr. Farley was one of our universally respected citizens ; 
the embodiment of integrity and fidelity to every trust ; 
benign in manner, even in temperament, with an almost 
perfect self-poise which created about him, wherever he 
moved, an air of serenity and quiet that inspired confi- 
dence at once. 

He was singularly unostentatious; a simple, devoted 
Christian, living out in each day the principles of Right 
and Truth in which he firmly believed ; one to whom can 
be applied the words of St. James : "Unspotted from the 



Mr. Farley was the son of Nathaniel Rogers Farley, and 
was born in Rowley, September, 1814. The family was of 
Ipswich stock, Mr. Farley, senior, having moved to Rowley 
for business reasons. At the age of fourteen, he returned 
to Ipswich, with his parents, and here the young manhood, 
the middle age, the declining years of this good man have 
been passed. 

In his early life he carried on the shoe business with his 
father, on the spot now occupied by the L. H. Daniels 
vShoe Factory, and lived in the Farley House, on Market 
street. Later he received the appointment of Ticket Agent 
at the depot, under the old Eastern regime. This posi- 
tion he held more than twenty years. 

Mr. Farley has been many times honored by his fellow 
townsmen who have chosen him to offices of public trust : 

In 1S44, he was elected to the Board of Selectmen, serv- 
ing for five consecutive years ; 

In 1853-4, he was again chosen Selectman ; 

In 1S57-S, he served the town as an efficient Treasurer ; 

1S76 to 1888, a period of eleven years, he was Chairman 
of the Selectmen. 

In every office he was noted for quiet, unswerving fidelity 
to the trust committed to him. 

Early in life Mr. Farley united with the First Church, 
and has been a most interested and helpful member. For 
sixteen years he has held the office of Deacon ; and he was 
Chorister for a long period. 

He leaves the precious legacy of a good name untarn- 
ished bv dishonor. 

115. Daniel Caldwell Stanwood, son of Joanna (Cald- 
well) 68 and Dea. Isaac Stanwood, born March 31, 181 1, 
died Jan. 11, 1863. Lived at Augusta, Me. Married 
Mary Augusta Webster, 1S36, the daughter of Peter Eaton 
Webster, of Salem. Children: 

George Webster, born Nov. 1837, died 1840. 

Isaac Avgustus, born Dec. 7, 1.S39. 

Edward, born Sept. 16, 1841. 

Mary Webster, born July 31, 1843, married William 
B. Topliffe, Chicago, June 12, 1873. 

Daniel Webster, born May 2, 1845, died 1853. 

Horace Calef, born February 26, 1848. 

Alice Reed, born 


Arthur Grimes, born Oct. 5, 1849. 

Frederic, born Oct. 10, 1851. 

Margaret Elisabeth, born March 3, 1853, married 

June 26, 1883, Charles Clarke Willoughby, 

Thaddeus Perkins, born Feb. 6, 1857. 

From the Stanwood Genealogy we glean : 

At the age of fourteen years he went to Augusta, Me., 
making the journey, as was then usual, in a sailing vessel 
from the Ipswich river to the Kennebec. He entered the 
bookstore of A. P. Brinsmore, as a clerk, and made his 
home at the house of his uncle, Jacob Stanwood. In a few 
years he purchased an interest in the store ; later he be- 
came the sole proprietor. In the early Fifties he organ- 
ized the Cushnoe Manufacturing Co., which built a Paper 
Mill, at Vassalboro. 

He was Chorister of the Congregational Church ; Leader 
of the Augusta Glee Club; a Freemason, and Master of 
Bethlehem Lodge, and an officer in several of the higher 
organizations of Free Masonry; first Capt. of the Augusta 
State Guards ; Major in the first Reg. of State Militia ; the 
first City Clerk of Augusta. 

A beautiful memorial window has been placed in the 
Church, at Augusta, by his children. 

His death, Jan. ir, 1863, was sudden; the grief was 
universal. Rev. Alex'r McKenzie, then of Augusta, 
called him ''the sweet singer," and added, " I have never 
seen bitterer tears shed at a funeral." 

116. Joanna Stanwood, daughter of Joanna (Caldwell) 
68 and Dea. Isaac Stanwood. She was born Jan. 17, 1819, 
married Dec. 4, 1854, Rev. Francis Vergnies Tenney, son 
of Samuel and Deborah Tenney. 

Mr. Tenney was born in Newburyport, April 19, 1819. 
He studied at Phillips Academy, Andover ; and was grad- 
uated at Amherst College, 1841 ; Andover Theological 
Sem. 1844; ordained at So. Braintree, Aug. 7, 1845. He 
was in later years the supply at Byfield, Manchester, 
Saugus and Philipston. 

He married [1] Oct. S, 1846, Jane Robinson Hutchings ; 
[2] Nov. 17, 1852, Almira Dodge Webber; [3] Joanna 
Sianwood. He died on his birthday, April 19, 1885, aged 


66 years. At the time of his departure it was written of 
him: "He was a man of most gentle spirit, agreeable 
manners, and gentlemanly deportment. He could never 
have had an enemy nor lost a friend. In Christly char- 
acter he was humble, diligent, faithful ; at Sacrament and 
on Conference occasions, highly acceptable and impressive ; 
as a Pastor unsurpassed in thoughtful kindness. He has 
left a memory without a stain." 

Of Mrs. Joanna Tenney it was said : 

"She was a woman of intelligence beyond the average ; 
of judgement keen yet lenient ; of character unblemished ; 
of life, conscientious, faithful, true to womanly instincts ; 
a genuine gentlewoman. Dignified in her bearing she yet 
possessed a gracious manner which won many friends." 

117. Clementine Stanwood, daughter of Joanna (Cald- 
well) 68 and Dea. Isaac Stanwood, born Dec. 27, 1820, 
married June 10, 1846, Isaac Flichtner, M. D. He was 
graduated at the Medical School of Bowdoin College, 
1837; settled in Union, Maine. Dr. Flichtner m. [1] 
Chloe Matilda Mowry ; she died 1843. He married 

[2] Clementine Stanwood ; one child, — George Fred- 
erick Flichtner. 

George Frederick Flichtner was born May n, 1847 ; 

Amherst College, 1867 ; Rector of St. Paul's, 

Englewood, N. J. He married 

[1] Julia Edwards Appleton, June 19, 1S72 ; 

[2] Harriet Appleton Thayer, June 7. 1888. 
Children of Frederick : 

Frederick Appleton, born April 30, 1873 ; 
Amherst College, 1894. 

Ellen Appleton Smith, born June 21, 1875. 

Stanwood Edwards, born Aug. 23, 1879. 

Anna Appleton, born April 8, 1891. 
Of Dr. Flictner's ancestry we have the following MS : 

"Zacharias Flichtner was a native of Germany. His 
name was also spelled Fliedner, as shown by his diploma, 
of which I have a fac simile, dated Gotha, April 29, 1743. 
The record of his marriage, after his coming to America, 
has another change in spelling : 

' Zacheus Flitner to Lucy Colburn, Nov. 5, 1765," by 


James Howard, Esq., Magistrate of Augusta, Maine. 
Lucy Colburn was the daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah 
Colburn. Her father, Jeremiah, was a descendant in the 
fourth geueraiion from Edward Colborne, who came in the 
Defense, July 6, 1635, aged 17 years; settled first in Ips- 
wich, then in Dracut, where he died, Feb. 17, 1700. 

Ezra 2, son of Edward 1, married Hannah, daughter of 
Samuel Varnum, of Dracut ; Ezra 3, son of Ezra 2,married 
Lucy, dau. of Philip Nelson, of Rowley, Harvard College, 
1654. Jeremiah 4, son of Ezra 3, settled on the east bank 
of the Kennebec, where he purchased 800 acres. Reuben 5, 
his son, married Elisabeth Lewis, and he built the home- 
stead still standing. [1889.] 

Zacharias 1 (or Zacheus,) arrived in Boston, 1764; was 
persuaded to go to the Kennebec region, where he settled 
in Gardinerstown, opposite Gardiner. He was the first 
settled Physician in that section of Maine. During the 
Revolutionary war, he served as Surgeon for several years. 
In 1779, he was Surgeon in Col. McColb's regiment of 
militia, Gen. Lovell's brigade. He died in 1804 and was 
buried in the old graveyard near Maj. Colburn's. 
Children : 

William, m. 1790, Jan. 6, Mrs. Dorothy ( Harford) 
Oliver, daughter of William and Elisabeth 
Harford, of Kittery, Maine. 
Benjamin, born Feb. 16, 1768, died Oct. 24, 1838, 

m. Mary Clark, of Lee, N. H , b. Nov. 13, 1774, 
d. Oct. 2,1, 1868. 
Hannah, married William Hanover; children, Wil- 
liam Flitner ; Hannah, m. Arnold Goodspeed ; 
Hiram ; Samuel ; James Madison. 
Lucy, married Daniel Kelly, three children. 
Benjamin 2, son of Zacharias 1, m. Mary Clark. Children : 
Zacharias, born 1802, died 1808. 
Elisabeth, unmarried. 

Mary, married Weston Goodspeed ; children, Theo- 
dore W. m. Hannah Snow, of Mattapoisett, Ms. 
Isaac R. m. Lizzie Woodcock ; LeRoy W. m. 
Georgiana Goodwin, Chelsea, Mass.; Benja- 




niin W. died 1889, unm. 
Isaac, m. [1] Chloe M. Mowry, Union, N. H., born 
Jan. 11, 1822, died Oct. 31, 1843; their dau. 
Georgiana Amelia, born April 1, 1843. 
m. [2] Clementine Stanwood, Ipswich, Mass., 
June 10, 1846; their son, George Frederick, 
born May 11, 1847. 
William, m. Nancy Richardson ; son Frank, born 

Oct. 8, 1847, m. Mary Beaman, N. Y. City. 
Lucy, born 1815, died 1818. 
A paragraph, dated at Union, N. H., Sept. 25, 1875, 
gives the kindly expression which every one who knew Dr. 
Flichtner will confirm : 

" Dr. Isaac Flichtner, — a gentleman of high moral cul- 
ture and eminent in the profession which he chose, having 
graduated at Bowdoin College and received the degree of 
M. D. in the year 1837, entering immediately upon the 
practice of his profession in Union, N. H., where he con- 
tinued the same for fifteen years, attending to the arduous 
labors of his profession with that energy of a true man, 
where he was especially kind to young men, and the many 
befriended by him will ever cherish his memory. He had 
the good of the community at heart, and in turn received 
their confidence. 

He was endowed with brilliant qualities of mind, and 
with that buoyancy of spirit which was peculiarly free from 
aught that was ungentle or unkind. He impressed virtue 
on those around him by the bright example of his own life. 
The qualities that endeared him to a wide circle of 
friends, were his purity of character, his unsullied honor, 
his rare unselfishness, together with the gentle disposition 
of manners which seemed to flow from a heart full of inno- 
cent simplicity, and that Christian charity that thinketh 
no evil." 

Rev. George Frederick Flichtner, sou of Dr. Isaac and 
Clementine Flichtner, and grandson of Mrs. Joanna 
(Caldwell) Stanwood, is Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Fnglewood, N. J. The Church Standard of Jan. 5, 1901, 
j^ives the following pleasant outline of his career : — 

Thirty-five years ago, last All Saints' Day, the first 
Rector of St. Paul's, Englewood, N. J., assumed charge of 


the newly organized Parish of forty souls, then worship- 
ping without a church building. The close of the century 
finds the present Rector, the Rev. G. F. Flichtner, minis- 
tering to a congregation of many more than a thousand 
souls, with a communicants' list of half that number. It 
also bears witness to one of the most beautiful stone churcl 
edifices to be found in the Diocese of Newark. 

The present Rector, Rev. George Frederick Flichtner, 
entered upon his duties January i, 1888. He is a graduate 
of Amherst College, 1867, and an alumnus of the Union 
Theological Seminary. He was ordained Deacon in 1870, 
by Bishop Eastburn, and Priest by Bishop Horatio Potter, 
on the first Sunday in the year 1872. 

Mr. Flichtner was an Assistant Minister of Ascension 
Parish, New York, for four years, during the rectorship of 
the Rev. John Cotton Smith ; and was also, for twelve 
years, Rector of St. Barnabas' Church, Newark. He re- 
duced the debt of $30,000, to less than $10,000. 

In 1881, while Rector of St. Barnabas', he also served as 
Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions. 

In 1883, he was appointed Secretary of the Board of Do- 
mestic Missions, which position he held for two years, and 
resigned it when the consolidation of the two branches of 
the Society was effected. 

He was Editor-in-chief of The Churchman , for two years. 

In the spring of 1S82, as Commissary appointed by the 
House of Bishops, Mr. Flichtner accompanied the late 
Bishop Elliott to the Valley of Mexico on an important 

1 18. Harriet Stanwood, daughter of Sarah (Caldwell) 69 
and Jacob Stanwood, born in Augusta, 1827, died in the 
city of her birth, July 15, 1903, aged 76 years. She mar- 
ried in 185 1 the Hon. James G. Blaine. He became Speak- 
er of the National House of Representatives; Senator from 
Maine ; Secretary of State ; and [1884,] Candidate of 
Republican Party for President of the United States. He 
died Jan. 27, 1893. The children : 
Stanwood, died early. 

167 Walker, born May 8, 1855. 

168 Emmons, born Aug. 1857, m. Anita H. McCormick. 

169 Alice Stanwood, born March 18, 1861, married 


Col. John Joseph Coppinger. 

170 Margaret Isabella, m. Walter John Damrosch. 
James Gillespie. 
Harriet Stanvvood. 

From the newspapers of Augusta, we gather the follow- 
ing estimates of her mental and social abilities : 

As a girl, Mrs. Blaine was a noted bookworm; and she 
read Shakespeare's works with avidity when ten years old. 

She was given a liberal and thorough education; com- 
pleting her studies at the noted Seminary at Ipswich, the 
childhood home of her father and mother; and to this 
institution, in later years, she sent her daughters. After 
her Ipswich school she taught, with her sister Caroline, in 
an Academy in Kentucky. Her work there was of a high 
order ; and she associated with men and women of high 
educational ability, of marked intellectuality, and high 
moral principles. It was during the time that she taught 
at this Kentucky institution, that she met her future hus- 
band, — James G. Blaine. 

In the long public career of her husband, Mrs. Blaine 
was a great helpmate. She possessed such power of mind, 
that she saw quickly, and with sympathy, the points of 
the momentous questions of the day that demanded her 
husband's interpretation. Mr. Blaine ever turned to his 
wife for suggestion, advice and support. He found in his 
wife a wise counsellor and a lady in all ways, ready to 
second his onerous efforts. 

The care of her husband's voluminous correspondence 
was a work of love to her. She was careful to sort and 
file these multipled epistles, and saw that their existence 
was not overlooked. 

Mrs. Blaine met the social duties of her high position 
with infinite taste and wisdom. She had read and traveled 
much ; she was a keen observer of life. Her sense of pub- 
lic and private duty was noble and high. It may be truly 
said that Mrs Blaine never saw the dividing line between 
duty and policy. Duty alone was her guide. To be ac- 
counted a friend by her was to know a wonderful woman, 
endowed with a briliant mind and a readiness of kindly 
spirit and action. 


119. Emily Stanwood, daughter of Sarah (Caldwell) 69 
and Jacob Stanwood ; she married Daniel S. Stinson, of 
Augusta, who enlisted in the Civil War, Lieut, and Q. M. 
13th Maine Vols. He was killed in battle, 1862. The 
sons of Daniel S. and Emily, were — 

Harry, James, George, and Walter D. 
Further references to these sons will be given below. 

Walter D. was Postmaster of Augusta ; and at his death, 
Nov. 25, 1901, aged 44 years, the Kennebec Journal pub- 
lished the following tribute, with a portrait : 

After an illness of five weeks, Walter D. Stinson, one of 
Augusta's leading citizens, breathed his last at his home 
on Sewall street, at 6.45 o'clock, Monday evening. 

He was born in Auburn, Dec. 21, 1857. At an early age 
his family moved to Augusta, and he has always regarded 
this city as his home. 

His father died in the army in 1862, being at the time 
Lieutenant and Quartermaster on the Staff of the Colonel 
commanding the 13th Maine Reg. of Vol. His older broth- 
er, Harry, was an officer in the 5th Maine, and lost his life 
in the service of his Country. Another brother also died 
in the Civil War. His brother James died at an early age. 
His brother George was for many years connected with the 
publishing business of the late E. C. Allen, with head- 
quarters at Portland, and died several years ago. 

A.s a boy, Walter D. Stinson attended the public schools 
of Augusta. He was proficient in his studies and popular 
with his playmates and teachers. After leaving school, 
he took a business course in the Dirigo Business College ; 
and later became the bookeeper in the harness manufac- 
turing establishment of Coller & Hamilton. 

In 1876, he went to New York and the South. 

From 1877 to 188 r, he was employed by the American 
Express Company as a Special Messenger. 

When the Hon. Joseph H. Manley became Postmaster 
in 1S81-, Mr. Stinson was appointed Money Order Clerk in 
the Postoffice, serving in that capacity until early in 1886, 
when he was superseded by an appointee of Postmaster 

He then became advertizing manager of the Vickery & 
Hill Company ; a position he occupied with great credit to 
himself and with eminent satisfaction to the firm, until 


[889 ; when, Mr. Manley having again become Postmaster, 
he received the appointment of Assistant. 

In 1892 Mr. Manley resigned, and Mr. Stinson was ap- 
pointed Postmaster by President Harrison. He served 
until Feb. 1, 1894, and retired from the service, being suc- 
ceeded by Postmaster Lynch. 

Later, he became associated with W. H. Gannett, the 
publisher, as advertising manager. 

In four years after his retirement from the office of Post- 
master he was again appointed to the position by Presi- 
dent McKinley, taking control of local postal affairs on 
the first day of February, 1898. 

All his life Mr. Stinson took great interest in the Public 
Schools of Augusta, and especially the school of the Vil- 
lage district. Many of the measures that have been adop- 
ted, looking to the improvement of the system, were in- 
augurated by him. It was not surprising that in April 
last, he was chosen a member of the School Board. 

He was active in the Masonic Order, being a member of 
Bethlehem Lodge, Cushnoc Chapter, Trinity Commandery. 

In his domestic life, Mr. Stinson was supremely happy. 
He married Susan Owen of Augusta, the youngest daugh- 
ter of Howard Owen, Oct. 4. 18S6. The bereaved widow, 
two daughters, Emily and Mary, are left to mourn the loss 
of the indulgent, devoted husband and father. 

120. Albert Henry Caldwell, son of Capt. Eben 71 and 
Clarissa (Smith) Caldwell, born June 12, 1S26, died June, 
1893; married Frances Augusta Hallett, of Augusta, Me., 
Sept. 20, 1852 ; she died Aug. 21, 1887. He united with 
the South Church, Ipswich, Jan 7, 1849. He was Mate of 
his father's vessels ; later, retired and lived at Maiden. 
Children : 

171 Arthur Hallett, b. Aug. 29, 1855, m. Carrie Elison. 

172 Abby Frances, b. July 8, 1858, m. Horatio Bates. 

173 Eben, b. April 4, i860, m. Kate V. Laughlin. 

12 r. Clara Ann Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Eben 71 
and Clarissa (Smith) Caldwell, born March 18, 1829, died 
Dec. 2.5, 1S68 ; married Rev. Reuben T. Robinson, Pastor 
ol First Congregational Church, Winchester, Oct. 20, 1852. 
She united with the South Church, Ipswich, Nov. 5, 1848, 
and this relation was transferred by letter to the Winches- 


ter Church, March 6, 1853. Mr. Robinson was ordained 
the week following his marriage, Oct. 27, 1852. The ser- 
mon preached on the occasion was by the Rev. Edward N. 
Kirk, D. D., of Park street, Boston. Mr. Robinson died 
Aug. 24, 1S71. Children : 

174 Henry Caldwell, born Aug. 5, 1853, m. Emma Long 
Albert Gardner, born Feb. 21, 1855, married 

Helen Lamson, Nov. 1882. 

175 Edward Abbott, born Nov. 4, 1856, married 

Ida Loring Pratt. 
Ellen, born April 1858, died Sept. 19, 1874. 
Caroline Frances, born June 19, i860, married 

Charles A. Spaulding, June 4, 1890. 

176 Mary Lamson, born March 20, 1862, married 

George Lyman Richards. 
Clara Agnes, born Oct. 7, 1864. d. e. 

177 Sarah Octavia, b. Sept. 1, 1866, m. George Murray. 
Eben Caldwell, born and died July, 1868. 

Mrs. Clara Caldwell Robinson repeated, in her latest 
moments, The Children s Prayer, and her last words were, 
Good Morning. 

The Last Prayer. 

Ellen Caldwell Pratt. 

" Now I lay me," — slowly, faintly 

Came the prayer from lips grown white, 

While the murmur of the river 

Sounded through the silent night, 

" Down to sleep,'' — the sleep was dreamless 

That was stealing o'er her now ; 
Fainter grew the fluttering pulses ; 

Death damps gathered on her brow. 

"I pray the Lord," — the dear Lord standing 

All unseen beside her bed, 
Knew Himself the pangs of dying ; 

Had himself slept with the dead ! 

" My soul to keep," — dear soul, He keeps it 

Safely in His pierced hand ; 
Keeps it from all sin forever, — 

Keeps it for His blood-washed band. 


' If I should die," — e'en now she standeth 
On the river's misty shore ; 
Only this one crossing over, 

And she tasteth Death no more. 

'Before I wake," — that bliss of waking 

Never mortal lips have told ; 
Songs of angels, palms of glory, 

Harps and crowns of purest gold ! 

" I pray the Lord," — the dear Lord pitying 
Drew still closer to her side; 

" Fear thou not, dear soui," He whispered, 
" Fear not, I myself have died." 

"My soul to take," — He took it, held it, 
Bore it all the shadowy way ; 

Bore it through the swelling river 
Into realms of cloudless day. 

So we leave her in His keeping, 

Till for us the Lord shall come, 

Then we too shall say Good Morning, 
In the blessed, deathless home. 

— Life and Light. 


122. Ellen Caldwell, daughter of Capt. Eben 71 and' 
Clarissa (Smith) Caldwell, born Dec. 18, 1832; married 
S. Brainard Pratt, Jan. 16, 1866. Mrs. Pratt is now, 1903, 
one of the Vice Presidents of the Woman's Board of Mis- 
sions of the Congregational Church. She was for years its 
efficient Recording Secretary. 

S. Brainard Pratt died in 1903. The Congregationalist 
published a tribute, with a portrait, to his most worthy 
life and church relations. We glean from the page : 

S. Brainard Pratt died at his home in Buckland. His 
son-in-law, the Rev. E. A. Robinson, [see page 157,] is 
the Pastor of the Church. 

His church relations were with Berkeley Temple, which 
he served with unwearying fidelity, in various capacities, 
for a long period of years, giving generously to it both his 
time and his money. He was Deacon, Sunday School 


Superintendent, Treasurer, member of the various boards 
of administration ; and, like his friend, the late B. S. Snow, 
was considered one of the pillars of the Church. 

He was one of the Directors in the Cong'l Association, 
and was active in the Superintendent's Union and the 
Congregational Club. 

His literary tastes and capacities were more than ordin- 
ary. Comparatively early in life he took great delight in 
collecting rare copies of Bibles and Biblical MSS. Three 
years ago he generously gave this valuable collection to 
the Congregational Library, where it occupies a conspic- 
uous place in an ante-room, and is inspected daily by 

A genial, cheery, industrious man was Brainard Pratt. 
He made a large place in the hearts of his friends, and 
kept it to the last. 

123. Eben Caldwell, son of Capt. Eben 71 and Clarissa 
(Smith) Caldwell, born in Salem, June 9, 1836, married 
Octavia Greene Hallett, Dec. 31, 1861. She was born in 
Augusta, Maine, March 30, 1833. Reside in New York. 
Children : 

Infant, born in New York, Aug. 12, died 

Sept. 2, 1866. 
Watson Hallett, born in Maiden June 17, 1870, 

m. Ora Jewell, born in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

May 4. 1873. 

124. John Pinder, son of Sarah (Caldwell) 72 and 
Capt. Benjamin Pinder, bap. Jan. 8, 1804. [Capt. Benj. 
was lost in the wreck of the brig Sally, 1804, see page 68.] 
John Pinder was for more than forty years Turnkey in the 
Jail at Ipswich. The report of the Grand Jury, after an 
official visit to the prison, in the summer of 1873 : "The 
Turnkey, Mr John Pinder, who has the general oversight 
of the Prison, has been on duty forty years. He has been 
and he is a most faithful and efficient officer." 

John Pinder was twice married. His first wife, Mary 
Spiller, was mother of his six children. He married [2] 
Sarah Tuttle. Children of John and Mary (Spiller :) 

John, married Hannah, dau. of William and Han- 
nah Wade of Ipswich. 
Sarah, married John T. Sherburne. 




Daniel, married Mary E. Hale. 

Caroline Fitz. 

John T. Sherburne, the husband of Sarah, died March 
10, 1900. The following brief outline of his life is from 
the Ipswich Chronicle : 

Mr. John Tiney Sherburne, died on Saturday morning, 
March 10, 1900. He was born in Shapleigh, Me., Dec. 5, 
1826. He came to Ipswich in 1848, and has been a res- 
pected citizen of the town for fifty-two years. 

In 1861, he enlisted in the 23d Reg., M. V. M., and 
served until the regiment was mustered out. He took part 
in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newburn, South West 
Creek, Whitehall, Goldsboro. Until very recently he was 
a member of Gen. James Appleton post, though for many 
months he has been unable to meet with his comrades. 

He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah, dau. 
of John Pinder. They had two daughters, — Mrs. Annie 
Conant, and Mrs. Mary Reed. Mrs. Reed died fivt years 
ago, leaving two young sons. To these boys Mr. Sher- 
burne has been a most devoted grandfather. 

He married [2] Jane L. Cross, who survives him. 

In early life he united with the Methodist Church, and 
his seat was never vacant as long as had strength to go. 

His sickness lasted a year, and was borne with soldier's 

125. Thomas Caldwell Page, son of Ruth (Caldwell) 73 
and John Page, Newburyport, born May 27, 1812, died at 
Porte Cabello, S. A. Feb. 15, 1853; married Amelia Ann 
Kelsey, of Clinton, May 22, 1836 ; she was born Oct. 7, 
[813, died June 16, 1890. Children: 

178 Samuel Kelsey, born Jan. 23, 1836. 

Marietta, born Oct. 27, 1838, died Feb. 12, 1839. 
Annie Wright, b. March 10, 1842, d. Jan. 26, 1853. 

126. Lucy Caldwell, dau. of Thomas 74 and Elisabeth 
(Sweet,) married Samuel Hunt, pub. Aug. 3, 1833. The 
Children : 

Mary Elisabth, m. David Spiller. 


Theodosia, married Frederick Wilcomb. 


127. Joseph A. Caldwell, son of Francis 75 and Lydia 
(Hovey,) born Aug. 2, 1814, m. Cynthia Hovey, June 17, 
1841, died May 26, 1882, aged 67 years. She died Dec. 10, 
1878, aged 66 years, 5 months ; one son : 

John, b. May 12, 1843, d. Nov. 11, 1891. 

128. Tyler Caldwell, son of Francis 75 and Lydia 
(Hovey,) b. Jan. r, 1819, married Mrs. Frances A. Prime, 
of Shapleigh, Maine. Two children : 

Francis, (resides at Providence.) 

Mary Stanton, m. Thorndyke, of Colorado. 

The Ipswich Chronicle said : 

Tyler Caldwell was stricken with paralysis, and was ill 
but four days. He was born Jan. 1, 1819; and was the 
third son of the late Francis Caldwell. Three of his five 
brothers died more suddenly than he, — they died instantly. 

In i860, Tyler married Mrs. Prime, a widow, with one 
daughter, now Mrs. Daniel Wells. Mrs. Caldwell died in 
August, 1876, leaving a son and daughter, Francis Cald- 
well, of Providence, and Mrs. Mary Caldwell Thorndyke, 
of Loveland, Colorado. 

He was a man of thrift and industry, and amassed a 
comfortable property ; respected in the town and well- 
beloved in the neighborhood where he lived. 

129. George Washington Caldwell, twin son of Francis 
75 and Lydia (Hovey) was born March 24, 1821, died 
Jan. 9, 1896. A man of great retirement and extreme 
shrinking from society and publicity, but a most enter- 
taining conversationalist, with a thorough knowledge of 
family history and locality. He greatly aided in the com- 
pilation ot the records of this book. 

The Chronicle printed the following tribute : 

Ipswich, Jan. 10, 1896. The eastern part of the town 
was startled yesterday afternoon, when the tidings spread 
that George Washington Caldwell, of East street, dropped 
dead. This sudden release is in keeping with the wish of 
Mr. Caldwell, and with the whole tenor of his life. 

He was a genuinely notable character ; tall, strong, and 
in his young days of handsome face and fine physique. 
Fond of reading and keeping himself well posted in all 
matters going on in the world, he yet kept himself aloof 


from it. Quiet, generous, reserved even to taciturnity, he 
singled out a few friends to whom he was greatly attached. 
Excessively retiring he has lived for years, hermit-like, 
alone. His tastes were simple and neat, dress never wor- 
ried him. He rarely walked up town, or went from home, 
except to sail "down river." And yet no better or kinder 
hearted man could be found. 

He had a pleasant habit of treasuring family traditions, 
and when last we saw him, he told a simple story of the 
childhood of John Caldwell 16, page 53 : 

The said John was left fatherless when a little boy, his 
father having been slain and scalped by Indians. The 
little lad was "bound out," as it was called, to a Mr. 
Cross, who had a farm below the Neck. John was sent to 
the centre of the town, afoot, of an errand. As he was 
returning, and crossing the Neck, a heavy thunder-storm 
overtook him. He immediately took shelter under a great 
tree. In a few moments, with boy-impulse, he ran to an- 
other tree. He had scarcely reached the second tree be- 
fore a lightning-bolt struck the first tree, and it was com- 
pletely shattered. The escape of the child so impressed 
him, he referred to it even when grandchildren gathered 
about him ; and so the story has reached unto this day. 

130. Joel Caldwell, son of Francis 75 and Lydia 
(Hovey,) was born August, 1824; married Margaret, dau. 
of Robert and Margaret (Smith) Kimball. He died Jan. 
10, 1853. aged 58 years, 5 months. The story of his de- 
parture is given in piint as follows : 

Death with swift and sudden stroke has removed another 
well-known form from our midst. Joel Caldwell died in- 
stantly at the Woolen Mill, on Wednesday, at four o'clock. 

For many years he worked at blacksmithing, in the 
shop where Webster Smith is now located, and built up an 
extensive business. 

When the art of Daguerreotyping was introduced, Mr. 
Caldwell became interested and carried it on successfully 
foi several years. 

Latterly he has been employed at the Woolen Mill as 
Night Watchman. 

Whatever he did, he did well. Quiet, unassuming in 
manner; diligent, faithful, honest; a good citizen, an 


honorable man. His life was spent in his native Ipswich, 
where his integrity was recognized and appreciated. 

At the death of Margaret, widow of Joel Caldwell, Mrs. 
Noyes gathered the following interesting facts for the press : 

" The house in which Mrs. Margaret Caldwell was born 
will be remembered only by our oldest inhabitants. It 
stood on the site now occupied by our Boston and Maine 
Station. It was removed to make room for the tracks of 
the old Eastern R. R. It belonged to early Ipswich fam- 
ilies, both Smith and Kimball, — honorable names in Ips- 
wich to this day. Mrs. Caldwell inherited from these an- 
cestors an active and energetic spirit, a thrift and indus- 
try, a neatness and orderliness, that characterized her 
whole life." 

130. Lydia Annie Caldwell, 'died in the home of Mrs. 
Margaret Caldwell, above mentioned. For 27 years she 
worked at dressmaking with Mrs. Elisabeth G. Brown, of 
East street; but for the past few years has been tenderly 
cared for in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Joel Cald- 
well. For fifty years a member of the Methodist Church. 
— Ipswich Chronicle. 

131. John Murray Caldwell. Nathaniel 50 and Mary 
(Newman.) He was born May 29, 1843, and died, by 
lightning flash. July 7, 1902, aged 57 years. Married Sarah 
Baker Hills, 1872. She was born Jan. 26, 1850. Two 

Lizzie Baker, b. April 12, 1874, m. John R. Morris, 

born 187 1, m. 1898 
Clarence Chester, b. 1876, June 18, m. Anna D. 

Grant, June 18, 1898; she was b. April 6, 1877. 

Obi. " John Murray Caldwell is dead, killed by light- 
ning," was the message that sped from lip to lip, on Sat- 
urday afternoon, July 7, 1900. The universal comment 
was, " A good man is gone !" Mr. Caldwell, in company 
with his son Chester, and Arthur Grant, was at his land in 
the Common Fields, getting his hay ready to leave over 
Sunday. Clouds, ragged in appearance, were in the sky, 
but not apparently near. While the sun was shining, there 
came a flash, and a deafening report, and, — Mr. Caldwell's 
life had been wrenched from him. 

His death is a loss to the town. In 1863, he enlisted in 

X 64 seventh generation. 

Co. G, 8th Reg., and served honorably until the close of 
the War. He was a member of Gen. James Appieton Post 
G. A. R. and also of Chebacco Tribe, I. O. R. M. He was 
one of our most energetic Surveyors ; and a member of the 
Board of Engineers. 

Funeral services were held at his home, on Tuesday, 
July 10. It was a notably large assembly, — estimated at 
two hundred fifty people, largely the men of Ipswich. 
The stores in the town were closed, and business suspend- 
ed. Flags were floated at half-staff, and the Engine House 
of the old Neptune Company, of which Mr. Caldwell was 
so long a member, was decorated with mourning emblems. 
The Orders represented at the burial, were, — 

Chebacco Tribe I. O. R. M., 65 men; 

Gen. James Appieton Post, 30 men ; 

Town Officials, Fire Department, 

Board of Engineers, 60 men. 
At the close of the service, these men and many more, 
filed past the casket, for the last look at him who, for the 
first time, gave back no cheery word. When all had 
taken a last look at the face of their friend and comrade, 
the long cortege moved to Highland Cemetery where, on 
the summit of the hill, he was laid to rest with services of 
singing and devotion of the G. A. R. and the Order. And 
when all was ended, — 

Without sound of music, 
Leaving him that slept, 
Silently down from the great hill's crown, 
The long procession swept." 

132. Daniel A. Caldwell, son of Daniel 76 and Mary 
Anne (Lord) born 1824, died Feb. 27, 1900. He was 
twice married and left four children. 

At the age of sixteen he went to Lynn, and in 1850 went 
into business as Contractor and Builder, with J. W. 
Tewkesbury, under the firm name of Tewkesbury & 
Caldwell. From then till 1861, this firm did the largest 
business of the kind in Lynn, — building the finest resi- 
dences in that locality, and many churches, factories and 
hotels. The first contract given out by the city of Lynn 
was with this firm for the High School. 

In [861, his health failing from overwork, Mr. Caldwell 
went into the Coal business. Two ytars later, selling out 
and going to Dauphin Co. Pa., he took charge of two coal 


mines. He was in this region at the time of the reign of 
the Molly Maguires, and he received the same threatening 
letters from them that preceded the murder of other Super- 

Returning to Lynn, he went into the Shoe business, 
under the firm name of Caldwell & Spinney ; and for 25 
years did a large and successful business. 

He retired in 1893, and removed from Lynn to Bradford, 
where he resided at 2 Euclid Ave. till his death. 

He served as a Bank Director in Lynn ; and was Coun- 
cilman and Alderman in the City Government. He was 
estimated highly because of his integrity and judgement. 
He was twice married and had four children : 
Frederick, Lynn. 
Mrs. John Nelson, Lynn. 
Philip Caldwell, Bradford. 
Helen Caldwell, Bradford. 

133. John Lord Caldwell, son of Daniel 76 and Mary 
Ann (Lord,) born July 9, 1831, married [1] Sarah Davis, 
born Oct. 8, 1842, m. Nov. 27, 1861, she died July, 1863 ; 
married [2] Emma Beard, Nov. 21, 1866. 

Children : 

179 John Davis, born July 4, 1863, m. Susan M. Cook 

180 Emma Beard, b. Oct. 17, 1869, m. Herbert L. Draper 

134. Margaret Ann Caldwell, daughter of Daniel 76 
and Mary Ann (Lord,) born May 26, 1833 ; m. Luther P. 
Whipple, Aug. 20, 1862. She was the adopted daughter 
of Jobiah Caldwell 52 and Lucy (Lord,) his wife, [the sis- 
ter of Mary Ann (Lord.) ] She was a scholar of great 
readiness and excellence ; a graduate of the Ipswich 
Female Seminary, (Prof, and Mrs. Cowles.) After her 
marriage she resided in Lynn, and was elected a Member 
of the School Committee. Later her home was estab- 
lished at Maiden, where she died in 1902. Children: 

Joseph Caldwell, A. B. Brown University; 

born Jan. 15, 1863. 
Helen M. born March, 1865. 


135. Josiah Caldwell, sou of Daniel 76 and Mary A. 
(Lord,) born Dec. 21, 1837, at Ipswich; died at London, 
Eng. July 22, 1894, aged 58 years. In early manhood, he 


married Anita Smith, whose home was in Cuba, but her 
summer residence was at Bristol, R. I. 

Mr. Caldwell's career was one of singular energy and 
determination, — successes and reverses : 

He was first a coal merchant at Lynn ; and invested 
in the coal mines of Pennsylvania ; 

Later, in Cuba, Boston, New York, he was engaged in 
many Railroad adventures. 

His latest home was in England, first upon the Marquis 
of Abergavenny's estate, at Tunbridge ; and afterwards at 
his own homestead at " Forest Hills," where he died. 

One ot his sons manages the family plantation at Cuba. 
He left seven sons and daughters. 

We have now reached in the story of our great family, 
names that cannot be forgotten while the century rolls, — 
Eunice (Caldwell,) and her scholarly husband, Rev. 
and Prof. John Phelps Cowles : 

136. Eunice Caldwell, daughter of Capt. John 77 and 
Eunice (Stanwood) Caldwell, born Feb. 4, 1811, died 
Sept. 10, 1903 ; married the Rev. and Prof. John Phelps 
Cowles ; and they were Principals of the widely famed 
Ipswich Female Seminary, 1844-1876. He was born Jan. 
20, 1806, died Tuesday March 11, 1890. Their children : 

181 Mary Phelps, born August 5, 1839, m. [1] Adino 

Brackett Hall, M. D.; [2] the Hon. John 
Cummings, of Woburn. 

182 John Phelps, Jr.. born Jan. 23, 1844, m. Miss 

Sigourney Trask, was at Pekin, China. 
Roxana. Teacher at Vassar. 
1.S3 Henry Augustine, student at Oberlin Col.; enlisted 

in the 150th reg. Ohio Vols. 1864 ; soon died. 
[84 Susan Abby Rice, born April 24, 1848, m. (by the 

Rev. Mr. Parker,) Daniel Fuller Appleton, 

Dec. 17, 1889 ; resides at New York city. 

At the departure of Mrs. Cowles, Sept. 10, 1903, the 
public press contained multiplied Memorials of the life of 
such singularly abounding usefulness that it is beyond 
estimate. From these kindly and appreciative tributes, 
we select two,— from the pen of the Rev. J. W. Atwood, 
Columbus, Ohio, formerly Rector of the Church of the 



Mrs. Eunice (Caldwell) Cowles. 

Ascension, Ipswich ; and the contribution of an Ipswich 
correspondent of The Boston Globe : 

Boston Globe, Sept. ir, 1903. 

Ipswich, Sept. 10, 1903. Mrs. Eunice Caldwell Cowles, 
widow of Prof. John Phelps Cowles, died at her residence 
on Green street today. She was born in this town Feb. 4, 
181 1, her parents being Capt. John and Eunice (Stanwood) 
Caldwell. She was graduated from the Ipswich Female 
Seminary, in 1829; the Institution at that time being under 
the supervision of Miss Grant and Mary Lyon, — whose 
names are familiar to ev«ry scholar. 

While a pupil her remarkable talents were recognized 
by her teachers, and, soon after her graduation, she was 
installed as Teacher in the Ipswich Seminary. 

When the Wheaton Female Seminary, at Norton, was 
founded in 1834, Miss Caldwell became the Principal, and 
filled the position with marked ability. 

She resigned as Principal at Wheaton, to accept an im- 
portant position under Mary Lyon at Mount Holyoke. 
While serving as Teacher there, Miss Caldwell made the 
acquaintance of Rev. John Phelps Cowles, of Colebrook, 
Conn., at the time Professor of Hebrew in Oberlin College. 
They were married Oct. 16, 1838, and went to Oberlin, 
where he continued with the College until 1844. 

In 1844, Prof. Cowles tendered his resignation, and with 
his wife came to this town and re-opened the Ipswich 


Female Seminary. They were joint Principals. Their 
worth and work is attested by hundreds of graduates who 
now reside in every section of the United States. 

The Seminary was continued under the direction of Prof, 
and Mrs. Cowles until 1876. Then it was closed, — advanc- 
ing years compelling them to retire from active educational 

Mrs. Cowles was loved by all who knew her. This re- 
gard was manifested by her pupils, many coming every 
year, long distances, to pay tribute ; and during the past 
summer the number was greater than ever before; nearly 
every State in the union being represented in the callers. 

Mrs. Cowles became a member of First Church, when 
she was thirteen years old, and for nearly eighty years was 
an ardent worker. She was one of the original members 
of the Sunday School, and actively interested in its work. 
A devoted friend of Foreign Missions, she was for years 
both President and leading spirit of the Society formed to 
aid and enlarge its influence and labors. 

From the Boston Transcript. 

A Pioneer Woman. 

By the Rev, J. W. Atwood, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of the 
Church of the Ascension, Ipswich. 

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 1903, Mrs. John Phelps Cowles 
died in the old historic town where she was born in the 
early days of the last century ; one who was a pioneer in 
the higher education of women and who was acotemporary 
of both Mrs. Emma Willard and Miss Mary Lyon. The 
lifetime of Eunice Caldwell Cowles, who was born in 181 1, 
covered the whole period of the development of education 
for girls, from its feeble and imperfect beginnings in the 
first Female Seminaries, as they were called, to the noble 
Colleges and higher institutions of learning of to-day. 

The Ipswich Seminary, of which she and her husband 
were the heads for so many years, was the first school in 
the land to give a diploma to a woman. 

In her young womanhood she had helped to found and 
establish on a firm foundation the Wheatou Seminary at 
Norton. Later she went with Mary Lyon, who, like 
herself, had been connected with the Ipswich School, to 
found the famous Mount Holyoke Seminary, the oldest of 
our Colleges for women. 

Eunice Caldwell came on her father's and mother's side 


of the best New England blood. The Caldwells and the 
Stanwoods had been associated with the history of Ipswich 
from early times. The little town, which retains its dis- 
tinctive character as an old New England village better 
than almost any other town in Massachusetts, with its 
venerable trees and houses, and its historic Common, where 
the first church of Ipswich has stood since 1634, has been 
noted for the families of distinction and refinement and of 
intelligence that have been connected with its past history. 

Miss Caldwell married Rev. John P. Cowles, a man of 
unusual scholarship, of rare intelligence, a progressive 
thinker, alert and deeply interested in all questions of the 
day. During the long years in which they guarded the 
interests ot the Ipswich Seminary, they impressed their 
personalities upon a large number of young women, many 
of whom remember them with deep devotion. Among the 
distinguished women whe were connected with the School 
as teachers or pupils, and who have now passed away, 
leaving their impression upon American education, litera- 
ture and life, one recalls Helen Hunt Jackson, Lucy Ear- 
corn, G3il Hamilton, Mrs. James G. Blaine. 

When old age had come upon them in 1876, Mr. and Mrs. 
Cowles reluctantly gave up the School, and the famous 
Seminary ceased to exist ; but the simple house on a quiet 
street of the town never ceased to be a center of intellectual 
life. Here Mr. Cowles, blind for many years, with the 
bright eotnpanionsaip of his wife, eagerly reading all the 
new books and discussing all the problems of the age/ 
graciously welcomed a large circle of men and women, and 
the modest little parlor echoed with wit and learning and 
bright conversation which a famous French salon of an 
earlier age might have envied. 

Death sundered the happy relationship in 1889, and 
though Mrs. Cowles still continued to live in Ipswich for 
the larger part of the year, yet the spirit of the house had 
departed. None the less, this woman, who had entered 
upon the tenth decade of her life, continued almost until 
the very last to retain her keen interest and sympathy in 
all things human and divine. The wonderful eyes, so 
brilliant and burning, lost little of "their keeness, the 
shrewd common sense, the .wit and sarcasm, had not 
lost their point. 

She saw the frailties of men and women while she was 


ever cognizant of all that was noble and inspiring. Her 
mind was a masterful one, and with all her gentle courtesy- 
she was unbending in her will and opinions. 

Year after year the writer of these words, from distant 
cities, made his pilgrimage to sit once more by the old 
hearth-stone and grasp the kindly hand. She never failed 
to recall all that concerned him and his interests, as she 
never failed in warm sympathy for all she knew and loved. 

On a fair July morning of the present year, her visitor 
again saw her,— for the last time ; and marked the ravages 
of time on the frail form. The vision of her mind was 
somewhat dimmed, for she had entered upon her 93d year. 
The quick repartee, the keen insight into the meaning of 
things, the wide outlook upon life, had gone ; but not her 
immediate and kindly recognition of her visitor, and her 
affection for him and all that belonged to him. 

A few weeks have passed by, and this long and serene 
and strong life has come to an end. It is difficult to com- 
prehend all the history that is bounded by the horizon of 
her life. Born in the administration of President Madison, 
belore the War of 181 2 had begun, four years before 
Waterloo was fought, when most of the founders of this 
Republic were still living, and American literature was 
unknown, she saw the development of the wonderful cen- 
tury of science, of discovery, of progress in religious and 
civil liberty, of philanthropy, of education. 

Her contemporaries had long since departed, but her 
enthusiasm, her faith and interest in the coming generation 
and in all progressive thought, did not cease with the 
growing years. She mingled the austerity of the Puritan 
with the more catholic charity of the present age. * * 

With a strong, reasoning, religious faith, she yet loved 
this world and thought it a good place in which to live. 
With her life ended, has passed away almost the last 
survivor of the old Ipswich residents who gave character 
and distinction in the middle of the last century to the 
town, in the simple and dignified quiet of their lives. * * 

Miss Dyer, of the Congregationalist, wrote of Prof. 
Cowles at the date of his death, March 11, 1890: 

"A unique and remarkable earthly career came to an 
end in Ipswich, March n, in the death of Mr. Cowles. He 


was born in Colebrook, Ct., 21 Jan. 1806, and graduated 
from Yale College in 1826, in the same class with the late 
Judge Julius Rockwell. While in College Mr. Cowles 
gained a reputation as an eminent classical scholar; and 
as a linguist he was almost without a peer among men of 
his age, being the master of no less than 30 languages, 
including Arabic and Sanscrit. 

He studied theology three years with the famous Dr. 
Porter, of Yale, and was ordained over the Church at 
Princeton, Mass. his only pastorate. At the endof eighteen 
months, he accepted the chair of Old Testament literature 
in Oberlin College, remaining three years. 

While at Oberlin he married the gifted Eunice Stanwood 
Caldwell, and in 1840 they took charge of the Academy in 
Elyria, Ohio. 

They removed to Ipswich, after a service of four years, 
to assume the Principalship of the Seminary, once the 
school of Mary Lyon and Miss Grant. It soon became 
one of the most noted halls in New England. Here for 
thirty-two years, Mr. and Mrs. Cowles taught, leaving the 
impress of their rare personalities upon thousandsof young 
women, who never have ceased to love and honor them." 

Another pen adds yet more : 

" It was as a classical student, especially in ancient 
Greek and Hebrew, that Mr. Cowles obtained eminence as 
a scholar of rare ability. He was a thorough linguist, 
perfectly familiar with the Arabic, Italian, Spanish and 
French tongue, being remarkably fluent inreading, writing 
or speaking these languages. He also possessed a true 
mathematical mind, and manifested a deep interest in 
geometrical problems. 

He was a frequent and valued contributor to the Prince- 
ton Review and Christian Spectator, as well as other 
magazines ; his papers being distinguished for their logical 
reasoning and briliancy of thought. It is said that he was 
the author of more than one hundred pamphlets and books 
of a theological character. 

Mr. Cowles was the possessor of a remarkable collection 
of ancient classics and theological works, believed to be 
one of the most valuable private libraries, as well as the 
largest outside of any University in New England." 


137. John Stanwood Caldwell, son of Capt. John 77 and 
Eunice (Stanwood) Caldwell; he married [1] Mary E. 
Simpson, of Belfast, Maine; she died Feb. 8, 1855. Two 
of her five children survived her : 

Annie E. m. Rev. Irving B. Mower, June 21, 1881. 
Abby M. 
He m. [2] Sophia Rice, of Meriden, Ct., born August 23, 
1823, married Oct. 18, 1858, died Jan. 26, 1896. Children : 
Mary Rice, m. Amos Clement. 
John Stanwood, died early. 
Of Mr. Caldwell it is written : In 1837 he came to Belfast 
and engaged in the Book and Stationery business, in 
which he continued till his death. He occupied the store 
on Main street; and it is said he is the last man of the 
business firms of fifty years ago. He was our City Treas- 
urer, 1854-7. A devoted member of the Cong'l Church, 
which he joined in 1847. Mr. Amos Clements, the hus- 
band of his daughter, was his partner in business. 

Of Mrs. Caldwell it is written : Sophia Rice Caldwell, 
widow of John Stanwood Caldwell, of Belfast, entered into 
rest Sabbath morning, Jan. 26. 1896. She was born in 
Meriden, Ct. August 23, 1823, and was the daughter of 
Ezekiel and Bethia Rice. She enjoyed the training of the 
best type of the New England home, surrounded by in- 
fluences that gave beauty and strength of character. 

In 1858, she was united in marriage to Mr. Caldwell. 
Four years before his home had been left desolate by the 
death of his former wife. The four little ones needed a 
mother's kindly ministries, and no one could have brought 
to a place, making such varied demands, larger qualifica- 
tions of mind and heart. She became to her husband a 
veritable helpmate. In the home, order, thrift, courtesy, 
intelligence were cultivated. Pre-eminently she was just 
and lair, and her salutary influence extended beyond the 
limits of home. In her husband's business she was a 
silent partner, and contributed not a little to his success. 
She possessed a dignity and poise of manner, a vigor and 
discernment of mind, an evenness and kindness of disposi- 
tion that gave her large power for good. Her Christian 
faith sustained her in life, and did not fail when the shad- 
ows lengthened. Quietly and peacefully the Father dis- 
missed her from the scenes of earth. 


138. Augustine Caldwell, son of Capt. John 77 and 
Eunice (Stanwood) Caldwell. He went to Salem in his 
early years, and is remembered as handsome, bright and 
cheery. He married Maria Bunker, of Barnstead, N. H. 
He met with an accidental death, at Salem, and his coffin 
was borne to the ancient High street Burying-ground at 
Ipswich. The marble that marks his grave is inscribed : 

" In affectionate remembrance of Augustine Caldwell, 
son of Capt. John and Mrs. Eunice Caldwell, who died 
suddenly at Salem, Oct. 14, 1842, aged 28 years. Be ye 
also ready." He lefi one son : 

John Augustine, married Augusta Lowe, lives in 
Spencer, Clay Co., Iowa. Was a Soldier in 
the Civil War, 1861-65. 

139. Mary Abby Caldwell, daughter of Capt. John 77 
and Eunice (Stanwood) Caldwell, married Oliver Rice, of 
Meriden, Ct. Aug. 27, 1846 ; he was the brother of Mrs. 
Sophia Rice Caldwell, (137.) Mr. Rice died in 1886. The 
Meriden Republican said of him and of Mrs. Rice : 

Mr. Rice left in this community among whom he lived 
his lifetime, a noble record of truth, manliness and gen- 
tleness. He was born in 1820, at the old homestead of his 
fathers, and has lived his 66 years of active farming life at 
the old home. He served the town as Selectman, Assessor, 
and as a member of the Board of Relief. His duties were 
performed with energy and common sense. He was a 
member of the Corner Church, and kindliness and peace- 
fulness shone in his face to rare degree. 

Mrs. Rice, his wife, was a daughter of Capt. John Cald- 
well, of Ipswich, Mass., and a sister of Mrs. Cowles, whose 
fame as the Preceptress of the Ipswich Female Seminary 
is far-spread. 

Two sons and two daughters survive Mr. Rice, and will 
treasure his memory. 

140. Stephen Lunt Caldwell, D. D., L. L. D., son of 
Stephen 80 and Mary (Lunt) Caldwell, was born at New- 
buryport, Nov. 13, 1820, and died at Providence, R. I., 
Sept. 26, 1889. He married Mary Eenord Richards, Sept. 
17, 1846; she was born June 23, 1816, died Jan. 18, 1890; 
she was the daughter of Capt. Alex'r and Sybil (Smith) 
Richards, and grandaughter of Dr. Josiah Smith, born in 


Ipswich, 1749. 

Rev. Dr. Samuel Lunt Caldwell, gr. Waterville Col. 
1839; D. D., 1838 ; ordained at Bangor, Me., Aug. 26, 1846; 
Pastor of First Baptist Church, Providence, R. I., 1858; 
Prof. Church History, Theological Sem. Newton, 1873 ; 
President Vassar College, 1878-85. His children : 

William Emery, born Jan. 2, 1851, m. Meta J. B. 
Lemon, 1888 ; one dau. Helen Rosamond Marie, 
born July, 1889. 
Samuel Lenord, M. D., born July 6, 1853 ; 
lives at Colorado Springs, Col. 

141. Stephen Augustus Caldwell, twin son of Stephen 
80 and Mary (Lunt,) of Newburyport, born Sept. 19, 1822; 
resided at Philadelphia ; married Frances C. A. Dodge, of 
Ipswich, May 29, 1S45. He died at his residence, 1694 
Walnut street, Philadelphia, very suddenly, Oct. 16, 1890, 
aged 68 years. From the newspaper memorials we glean : 

He came to Philadelphia, 1841, and was engaged at the 
warehouse of David S. Brown. In 1848, he was identified 
with the dry goods firm of Tredick, Stokes & Co. that 
became afterwards Caldwell, Stokes & Co., and was loca- 
ted on Chestnut street above Third. He soon became 
Diiectorof the Fidelity Insurance Trust and Safe Deposit 
Co.; then its Vice President, and in March, 1875, was 
chosen its President. He was Director of the First Na- 
tional Bank, the first one chartered in the United States 
under the National Banking Act. He was Director of the 
Philadelphia & Reading R. R. 

142. Abraham Caldwell, son of Dea. Abraham 81 and 
Elisabeth ( Woodbury, ) born in Beverly, March 22, 1800, 
died at Ipswich, Feb. 4, 1894. He married [:] Eunice 
Rhoades, April 14, 1824 ; [2] at Saugus Centre, Jan. 14, 
1863, Mrs. Eliza Roots Lawrence. Mrs. Eunice Caldwell 
was born at Saugus, Aug. 11, 1795, died at Ipswich, Jan. 3 
1862, aged 66 years. Mrs. Eliza Caldwell died March 28, 
1S78. The children of Abraham and Eunice: 

John, born Sept. 14, 1827, died April 2, i860; mar- 
ried Janet R. Semple. John and Janet joined 
the South church, 1854; m. Sept. 26, 1855. 
One dau. died at five years. 


Sarah Elisabeth, born 1830, died May 5, 1842, aged 
12 years, 6 months. Her tombstone reads: — 
She was amiable, affectionate and lovely in life, 
and greatly endeared herself to her parents and 
friends who deeply deplore her loss. 
185 Emeline, born June 22, 1836, married Conrad 
Heuser Brooks. 

The Independent, March 20, 1S91, rehearses the following 
interview with Mr. Caldwell : 

Learning that Mr. Abraham Caldwell completes his 91st 
year on Sunday next, our reporter called at his residence. 
* ** Mr. Caldwell is the oldest citizen of Ipswich. He 
was born in Beverly March 22, 1800, and remained in that 
town until 1824. when became to Ipswich, and on the eve- 
ning of his arrival married Miss Eunice Rhoades. He 
purchased what was then the " Rust shop," a large old- 
time grocery ; this he transfigured into his dwelling house. 
Here he lived until 1862, and, in a shop adjoining his 
home, successfully engaged in the manufacture of boots and 
shoes. In 1862, he removed to his present .residence on 
High street. 

The following sketch of the interesting life of Mrs. Eliza 
(Roots) Caldwell, is from the pen of Mrs. Cowles : 

Mrs. Caldwell was a lady of mind and character. In 
her youth she enjoyed the privilege of attending the Sau- 
gus Academy, while it was in charge of the Rev. Joseph 
Emerson and his distinguished associate, Miss Grant. 
There she learned how to study and carry forward her 
education by herself, to find God's will in His Word, and 
to live for the well-being of her fellow creatures. 

She taught several years in Saugus and Maiden, striving 
to sow in the minds of the scholars, the seeds of virtue and 
religion as well as of truth and knowledge. 

At the age of 15, Miss Roots joined the Baptist church in 
Lynn; and at that time counted it no hardship to walk on 
the Sabbath, in company with her sisters, from her father's 
house, three and a half miles, to her chosen meeting. 

She, with two or three of her companions, established 
the first Sabbath School in Saugus, which thev took turns 
in superintending. 

In 1835, under the auspices of the Baptist Education 
Society, Miss Roots went to Southwestern Indiana, and 


taught school in Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, and Aurora. 
In Aurora she was married to the Rev. Byrem Lawrence, 
of that town; and they removed to Wilmington, and took 
charge of the Dearborn County Seminary, where the care 
of the Female Department devolved upon her. Here her 
life was full of congenial employment. 

She also found opportunity to labor for the colored peo- 
ple who came to Wilmington from the Kentucky side of the 
Ohio river. A soul set in ebony was no less precious to 
her than one set in ivory ; and in the Sabbaih School, her 
class of the dark-skinned children enlisted her enthusiasm 
as much as a corresponding class of whites. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence were interrupted in their pleasant 
labors by the cholera, which laid him low in the grave ; 
and left her to minister, in her Saugushome, to her parents 
in their declining years. After the death of her mother and 
the re-marriage of her father, she accepted the invitation of 
Mr. Caldwell and came to Ipswich to share his pleasant 
home. Here for sixteen years she has been a pattern to 
all. Having walked with God sixty years, she 

knew death cOuld not divide them. When her Bible, fifty 
times read through, was placed before her, she said in an 
ecstacy of pleasure, " My precious Bible !" * * Her re- 
mains, beautiful in death, were taken to Saugus, where 
they were laid beside those of her family. 

143. Isaac Caldwell, son of Dea. Abraham 81 and Elis- 
abeth (Woodbury,) of Beverly, married Mary Ann Hill, 
of Beverly, Oct. 18, 1827. She was born Aug. 31, 1808, 
and died 1S62. Children : 

186 Augustus, born 1828, m. Mary E. Sands. 

187 Mary Ann, born 1830, m. John Wm. Raymond. 

188 Martha, born 1833, m. Wm. Orvin Wood, Danvers. 

189 Edward Jackson, b. 1836, m. Mary N. Mallett. 

190 Angeline, born 1839, m. Joseph Francis Wallis. 
Julia, born 1841, died 1852. 

Esther, born 1844. 

191 Jacob, born 1847, m - Emeline Bell. 

144. Eiisabath Caldwell, daughter of Dea. Abraham 8r 
and Elisabeth (Woodbury,) born in Beverly, Feb. 20, 181 1, 
married [by the Rev. Mr. Oliphant,] June 4, 1829, to 
William K. Bailey; he was born in Rowley, Nov. 17, 1806 


died at Ipswich, June 3, i860. She died at Georgetown, 
Jan. 27, 1894, one week previous to the departure of her 
brother Abraham at Ipswich. Two children : 

Elisabeth Ann, born at Beverly, Sept. 5, 1837. 

John William, born at Beverly, May 28, 1840 ; 
resides at Georgetown. 


145. Jacob Caldwell, son of Dea. Abraham 81 and 
Elisabeth (Woodbury,) born at Beverly, Nov. 18, 1813 ; 
lived at Ipswich, an employee in the shoe shop of his 
brother Abraham ; he married Sarah Graves, of Ipswich; 
he died Feb. 7, 1846, aged 32 years. 

Mrs. Cald.well married [2] Isaac Newhall, a wealthy 
shoe dealer of Lynn ; and her daughter, Maria Newhall, 
married Col. Luther Caldwell 150, son of James 86. 
Child of Jacob Caldwell and Sarah (Graves :) 

Elisabeth, died Jan. 23, 1846, aged 1 year 7 mos. 

146. Mary Caldwell, daughter of Jacob 82 and Mary 
(Brown) of Salem, born March 1, 1804, married Daniel 
Millett, June 26, 1822 ; died Aug. 29, 1826. Daniel lived 
on Derby street, Salem, and was nephew of Daniel Millett, 
tailor, of the firm Millett & Ward, Essex street, Salem. 

Hannah Caldwell, sister of Mary, was the second wife 
of Daniel Millett. She was born Oct. 24, 1805, married 
April 29, 1827. He died 1868. Children: 

Mary, m. Alfred Ward, of Peabody, died 1869. 
Joseph Henry, m. Anna M. Jelly. 

[Jacob Caldwell 82 had four children, [see page no,] 
Mary, Hannah, Jacob, John ; and we have learned since 
the printing of page no, that the two sons had seven 
children, — Jacob had four ; John had three. We should 
like further information of their descendants and homes. J 

147. Rev. Stephen Caldwell Millett, son of Elisabeth 
(Caldwell) 83 and Daniel Millett, of Salem, born May 20, 
1810, died May 28, 1867, married Sarah, dau. of Gen. 
James Appleton, of Portland, Me., afterwards of Ipswich. 
Graduate of Amherst Col.; ordained by Bp. Griswold. 
Died 1867, at Beloit, Wis. Children: 

James Appleton. 

Rev. John Henry Hobart, d. Dec. 25, 1872. 

Heiir y-itvvv^ 


Stephen Caldwell, died at Columbia, S. C. 

Feb. 24, 1874, aged 33 years. 

Sarah Appleton. 
Charles Osgood. 

The Port Royal, S. C. Commercial, said of Stephen, Jr., 
when the intelligence of his death was received : 

The death of Stephen Caldwell Millett is an irreparable 
loss. Upon him has been centred the hopes of thousands 
on these islands. For eight years they have regarded his 
labors as something in which all had a vital interest. In 
1866, he revived the project of the railroad in Port Royal to 
Augusta ; and the people were incredulous and impatient 
with him. He imparted his faith and energy to them; 
and his call for timid and reluctant capital had its desired 
response. He never faltered. His courage mounted with 
the occasion. He has departed in early manhood. His 
monument, we hope, will be erected in a populous city, 
whose people will name him as its Founder. His obituary 
will be upon the lips of a prosperous people, in a country 
regenerated by the railroad which his efforts made possible 

148. Elisabeth Millett, daughter of Elisabeth (Cald- 
well) 83 and Daniel Millett, born at Salem, Oct. 2, 1812, 
married Capt. John Barry, Sept. 8, 1836, died March 23, 
1847. Children: 


John Ingersoll, died 1872. 

Arthur, died early. 

149. Rev. Daniel Caldwell Millett, D. D., son of Elisa- 
beth (Caldwell) 83 and Daniel Millett; born at Salem, 
Sept. 15, 1817, graduate of the General Theol. Sem. New 
York city, 1844; ordained by Bishop DeLancy ; received 
the degree, D. D., 1869. He married Lucy Maria Holbrook 
Aug. 24, 1847. Their children : 

Dora, born Oct. 30, 1848. 
Rachel Adelaide, born Sept. 17, 1850. 
Ellen Derby, born Dec. 19, 1855. 
George Herbert, born Dec. 1, 1857. 


The following mortuary record of Dr. Millett is from a 
Salem paper: 

Rev. Daniel Caldwell Millett, D. D., died at his home in 

Holmesburg, Pa., March 1. He was born in Salem 

Sept. 15, 1817, and was a member of the Fourth Class of 
the old English High School, that entered the institution 
in September, 1830. Among his classmates, [living at his 
death,] are Benj. Franklin Fabens, James Manning and 
David Moore, all of Salem. After leaving the High School 
he studied Theology, entered the Episcopal ministry, and 
became Rector of Emmanuel Church, in Holmesburg, in 
1864, where he continued until Aug. 25, 1894, when he 
resigned on account of old age. He was then made Rector 

150. Hon. and Col. Luther Caldwell, son of James 86 
and Mary (Kimball,) born at Ipswich, Sept. 17, 1822; 
married [1] Almira Flint, dau of Jeremiah Flint, of Sud- 
bury, born Jan. 27, 1829, m. Jan. 27,1846; died while 
travelling with her husband, at Swansea, Wales, Feb. 3, 
1888, aged 59 years. He m. [2] Sarah Maria Newhall, of 
Lynn, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Graves) Newhall. The 
wedding was at the home of the Rev. Richard Sutton Rust, 
D. D., at Cincinnati; and Dr. Rust was assisted in the 
ceremony by the Rev. O. A. Brown, of New York ; and 
Bishop Walden pronounced the Episcopal benediction. 

Col. Caldwell's homes in his earlier and later manhood, 
have been at Elmira, N. Y., and Washington, D. C, with 
a summer home at Lynn, Mass. His children: 

Susan Velina, born Oct. 22, 1846, married 
Henry Cushing, Aurora, 111. 

Luther Sutton, born Feb. 8, 1848. 

Louis Dillingham, born April 22, 1850; married 
Eliza J. Sigison. 

Mira Elisabeth. 

Col. Caldwell died at Washington, Jan. 17, 1903, and 
the remains were interred in the family lot, on the beauti- 
ful hillside, of the High street graveyard, at Ipswich. The 
clergymen who conducted the funeral services at the M. E. 
Church, Ipswich, were,— Rev. Rosco Green, of Lynn, 
Rev, Dr. V. A. Cooper, of Boston, Rev. Dr. Bates, [father 
of Gov. Bates,] of East Boston, Rev. Mr. Bonner, Ipswich. 


Col. Caldwell was a man of wide reputation ; perhaps it 
could be called national, as his name was familiar not only 
in political and military lines, but in his strong advocacy 
of temperance reforms in the States and in England, whith- 
er lit went as an advocate and speaker. His public life 
has been outlined : 

Deputy Clerk of New York Assembly, 1857-59-60. 

Clerk of New York Assembly, 1867. 

Alderman, 1871-2. 

Mayor of Elmira, N. Y. 1873-4. 

Editor and Proprietor of the Elmira Daily Adv. 1864-70. 

Charter Member G. A. R. Post Six, New York State. 

Excise Commissioner, 1867. 

Officer in N. Y. Vol. 17th Reg. Civil War. 

Member of the Convention that named Abraham Lincoln 

for President, i860. 
Secretary of Convention and called Roll of States which 

named Gen. Grant for President, 1868. 
Chief of Bond Division, P. O. Department, President 

Harrison, 1889-93. 

His latest literary effort was a memorial or biography 

of Anne Bradstreete, America's earliest poetess, who lived 

the first eight years of her New England life on High St. 

He never lost his interest in his native town and ac- 
quaintances ; in 1869-70, he erected the " Caldwell Block," 
in Market Sq. the busy business centre. 

151. Warren Ross, son of Eunice (Caldwell) 88 and 
Daniel Ross ; was born June 24, 1825, married Mercy 
Wheelock, of Mendon, Dec. 25, 185 1 ; she was b. Sept. 1, 
1S33, and died Dec. 20, 1879, aged 46 years, 3m. 19 days. 
The home was at Mendon. Of Mrs. Mercy Ross, one who 
was well acquainted with her life and influence wrote : 

Her departure casts a gloom over Mendon. She was 
one of the most useful members of our community ; always 
ready to lend a helping hand ; genial in her deportment, 
and kind words for all. She was a most efficient member 
of the Methodist Society ; and the Ladies Aid Circle will 
pause to reverence her vacant chair, while deeds of charity 
and goodness will bless the memory of Mrs. Mercy Ross. 

The children of Warren and Mercy Ross : 


Mira B. born November 21, 1853. 
Irving F. born June 3, 1855. 
Clifton N. born August 22, 1857. 
Carrie G. born Dec. 22, 1862. 
Fannie B. born Sept. 5, 1870. 

152. Rev. William Edward Caldwell, son of Daniel 89 
and Abigail W. (Goodwin,) born at Charlestown, June 6, 
1825; married [1] Jennie S. Whiting, of Holliston, born 
Oct. 6, 1834 ; married June 22, 1855. She died at Lodi, 
Mich. Jan. 3, 1867. [2] Matilda B. Beach, of Springfield, 
Illinois, born Feb. 28, 1839; m - April 15, 1868. Children: 

George Goodwin, born at Peoria, 111. June 13, 1858. 
Alice Paine, born at Wellfleet, Feb. 28, 1864. 
Fanny Tobey, born at Chicago, 111. Dec. 16, 1865. 
Jennie Eliza, born at Lodi, Mich. Feb. 3, 1869. 
Minnie Baldwin, b. at Somerset, Mich. July 2, 1873. 

153. Charles Frederic Dodge, son of Charles and Eliza 
(Grow) Dodge 91; and grandson of Elisabeth (Caldwell) 
Grow 58 ; m. Georgiana Adamson, of Dublin, Ireland, 
dau. of an Episcopal clergyman, and a relative of the 
Bronte sisters. Four children : 

Emily Harriet. 

Eliza Grow, married Charles Powell. 

Isabella Ame. 

Theophilus Charles. 

154. Eliza Grow Dodge, daughter of Charles and Eliza 
(Grow) Dodge 91, and grandaughter of Elisabeth (Cald- 
Well) Grow 58; married Abraham Powell, of Brooklyn. 
The marriage service was on the Sabbath, May 30, 1852 ; 
Rev. Mr. DeCharms, of Philadelphia, officiated. Their 
home in later years has been at Hempstead, L. I. Her 
departure was on July 2, 1880; she left pleasant memories. 
The easy use of her pen in prose and verse, made her name 
familiar. She aided much in the compilation of these 
Family Records. Mr. and Mrs. Powell had one son: 

Theophilus Dodge, Lawyer, Tacoma, Washington. 
Three children : Kenneth, Katherine, 
Lois Elisabeth. 
From Owens Co. N. Y. Sentinel : Mrs. E. G. D. Powell, 


who for a number of years has been a resident of our vil- 
lage, and quite a number of whose poetical productions 
have appeared in the Sentinel, died on Friday, July 2, 1880 
in the 62d year of her age. She was born at Ipswich, June 
2,1819, Mr. Charles Dodge, a carriage and harness maker, 
of that town, being her father. He was a devout and 
zealous Methodist, and she naturally became a member of 
that Church. When twenty years of age she removed to 
New York, and soon after joined the New Jerusalem Chh. 

She was given an excellent education, attending the 
Seminary, in her native place. One of her teachers was 
the Hon. Benj. F. Butler, who while studying Law at 
Lowell, also taught school at Ipswich. 

While in New York she was engaged on Fowler & 
Wells Phrenological Journal. 

In May, 1852, she married Mr. Abram Powell, who was 
then a Brooklyn Ferry Master. In 1865, they removed to 
this village, where they have since resided. 

Mrs. Powell was an accomplished writer of prose and 
verse ; and has written much for publication. 

155. Lucy Sarah Dodge, daughter of Charles and Eliza 
Grow Dodge 91, and grandaughter of Elisabeth ( Caldwell) 
Grow 58, married Jacob Freystadt, of Berlin, Germany ; 
one daughter : 

Lucy Emma, married Thomas E. Conden, a de- 
scendant of the renowned opposer of unjust 
taxation, — the Rev. John Wise, of Checacco, 
now Essex. Two daughters : 

Harriet Dodge. 

Mabel Howard. 

156. Charlotte Mary Dodge, dau. of Charles and Eliza 
Grow Dodge 91 ; m. William Jones, Jr., at Brooklyn, 
June 10, 1852. They have two daughters : 

Clara M. m. Holland Anthony, architect, New York. 
Blanche H. m. Geo. D. Wiides, Ipswich, Lawyer; 

reside at Cambridge ; two dau. Blanche and 


Mr>. lones resides in the ancient Caldwell House, High Street, Ipswich, the 

Caldwell Home for Two Hundred and Fifty Years. 

1654,— August 31,-1904. 



157. William Caldwell Foster, son of Eliza (Caldwell) 
99 and Sewall Foster, of Rowley. He married and estab- 
lished his home and business in Rowley. Several children : 

Mary E. Foster, his daughter, is a Missionary of the 
A. B. F. M., at Turkey. In August, 1892, she was mar- 
ried [by the Rev. Dr. John Pike,] to the Rev. Manassah 
G. Papazian. He had been the Pastor of the First Church, 
Rowley. Immediately after the marriage, Mr. and Mrs. 
Papazian sailed for their Missionary home, at Aintab. 

158 William Caldwell, son of William 100 and Eliza 
(Goss,) born at Rockport, Nov. 8, 1825, married Elisabeth 
Tarr. Children: 

Charles Henry, born Sept. 4, i860. 

William Edward, born Dec. 4, 1863. 

Fred Stanwood, b. March 16, 1867, d. Sept. 22, 1872. 

Mary Treat, born Jan. 28, 1870. 

159. George W. Caldwell, son of William 100 and Eliza 
(Goss,) born August 24, 1830; married [1] Mary J. Rowe 
of Rockport, April, T854 ; she died 1867. [2] Martha J. 
Fields, Madison, Ct., Jan. 1871. His daughter : 

Annie Eliza, born Nov. 10, 1854, d. Nov. 8, 1868. 

160. Lucius Paige Caldwell, son of William 100 and 
Eliza (Goss,) born March 20, 1834. Was Clerk of First 
National Bank, Chicago, 25 yrs. Married Hannah Croley 
of Rockport, Nov. 13, 1862 ; he died, 1894. His son: 

Edgar Paige, born Dec. 21, 1867; 
resides at Austin, Cook Co., 111. 

161. Sylvester Goss Caldwell, son of William 100 and 
Eliza (Goss,) born Sept. 19, 1835, married Ada Putnam, 
Newburyport, July, 1857. Children: 

Marian Eliza, born Jan. 4, died Dec. 1862. 
Edward Everett, born Jan. 5, 1865. 
Emerie Josephine, b. July 21, 1866, d. Nov. 9, 1867. 
Helen, born Aug. 10, 1868. 


162. Edward Pierson Wade, son of Eunice (Caldwell) 
108 and the Hon. Samuel Wade, Alton, 111., born Feb. n, 
1833, married Mary Elisabeth Allen, Dec. 16, 1857. She 
was born Nov. 27, 1837. Their children: 

Mary Eunice, born Oct. 3, 1861; m. Dr. Jay Leslie 
Oldham, April 23, 1896; their son Edward Wade 
born in New York city, Aug. 8, 1899. 

Hannah Wallace, b. Feb. 4, 1870 ; m. John Duncan, 
June 12, 1895. Children : Gilbert Wade, born 
Nov. 23, 1896; Elisabeth Allen, born Jan. 5, 
1899; John, born Oct. 28, 1901 ; Edward Wade, 
born June 10, 1903. 

163. Albert Wade, second son of Eunice (Caldwell) 108 
and Hon. Samuel Wade, of Alion, 111., born at Ipswich, 
May 15, 1837, married Mary Sweetser, Dec. 13, 1865. She 
was the only child of Henry C. and Ann H. Sweetstr, born 
at Alton, March 31, 1883. Children : 

Anna Mary, born Sept. 7, died Oct. 11, 1866. 

Henry Sweetser, born June 15, 1868, 

died at Aiken,. S. C. March 17, 1884. 

Samuel, born Sept. 11, 1873, m. Ellen Mary Taylor, 
June 22, 1896 ; Children : Mary Elisabeth, born 
Sept. 7, 1897 ; Henry Sweetser, b. May 25, 1902. 

Caroline Endicott, born April 23, 1877 ; m. George 
D. Duncan. Jan. 9, 1901. Children : Infant, 
b. June, 1902 ; Albert Wade, b. Nov. 28, 1903. 

164. Harriet Augusta Wade, dau. of Eunice (Caldwell) 
108 and Hon. Samuel Wade, born March 12, 1839, mar- 
ried Noah Cushman Hatheway, Jan. 20, 1864. He was 
born Sept. 19, 1836; died Aug. 25, 1884. Children: 

Harriet Wade, born July 27, 1S66, married Sylvanus 
Caldwell Farley, [166,] son of Nath'l Rogers 
Farley and Emeline (Caldwell,) his wife. [114] 

Norah Dell, married James Elmer Whitney ; their 
daughter, Eunice Hatheway, b. Oct. 4, 1895. 

Eunice Caldwell, b. Aug. 16, 1870; d. Sept. 10, 1873 

Louisa Wade, born Oct. 5, 1872. 

Salome Cushman, born Aug. 28, 1876, m. John Blair 
Edwards, June 20, 1900 ; their dau. Louise 
Hatheway, born at St. Louis, Oct. 17, 1902. 


165. Eunice Louisa Wade, daughter of Eunice (Cald- 
well,) 108 and Hon. Samuel Wade, born Nov. 17, 1850, 
married Albert Hollenbeck Drury, Dec. 4, 1872. He was 
born at Highgate, Vt. July 12, 1841, died Oct. 28, 1887. 
Their children : 

Alice Wade, born Jan. 5, 1877, m. Henry Harold 

Hewett. He was born Jan. 9, 1877. 
Emily Grace, born Sept. 27, 1880. 

166. Sylvanus Caldwell Farley, son of Emeline (Cald- 
well) 114 and Nathaniel Rogers Farley ; grandson of Capt. 
Sylvanus Caldwell 67, born at Ipswich, Aug. 21, 1862, 
resides at Alton, 111.; m. Harriet Wade Hatheway, dau. of 
Noah C. and Harriet (Wade) Hatheway, and grandaugh- 
ter of Hon. Samuel and Eunice (Caldwell) Wade, Oct. 18, 
1892. Children : 

Nath'l Rogers, born April 25, 1896. 
Harriet Louise, born Dec. 25, 1900; 
died October 23, 1901. 

167. Walker and Emmons Blaine: 

Walker Blaine, son of the Hon. James G. and Harriet 
(Stanwood) Blaine, 118, grandson of Sarah (Caldwell) 69 
and Jacob Stanwood; born in Augusta, May 8, 1855, and 
named for Robert Walker ; A. B. [Yale,] 1876; LL.D. 
Columbia, 1878 ; Third Ass't Sec. of State, under Garfield ; 
Ass't Counsel for U. S. before Court of Commissioners of 
Alabama Claims ; Solicitor of the Dep't of State, March 14 
1889. until his death, Jan. 15, 1890, aged 35 years. 

Emmons Blaine, brother of Walker, born Aug. 1857, 
named for Hon. William Emmons ; A. B. [Harvard,] 1878; 
Law School, 1879-80; connected with the B. & O. and 
other Railways. Married at Richfield Springs, Sept. 26, 
1889, to Anita H. daughter of Cyrus H. McCormick. He 
died June 18, 1892. Memorial Organ in the Presbyterian 
Church, Richfield Springs, 1896. He had one son : 
Emmons, born 1890. 

169. Alice Stanwood Blaine, oldest daughter of Hon. 
James G. and Harriet (Stanwood) Blaine 118, grandaugh- 
ter of Sarah (Caldwell) 69 and Jacob Stanwood; born at 
Augusta, March 18, i86t ; married at Washington, Feb. 6, 
1883, John Joseph Coppinger, Col. 18th Infantry, U. S. A. 


and, later, Brigadier Gen. She died Feb. 2, 1891. 
Two children : 

Blaine, born Nov. 6, 1883. 

Augusta, Me. Feb. 2, 1891. The death ot Mrs. Alice 
Stanwood Coppinger, news of which was received in Au- 
gusta this morning, carried widespread sorrow in our city, 
and every one had words of sympathy for Mr. Blaine and 
the remaining members of the family, in this their double 
affliction. [See death of Walker, 167.] 

Mrs. Coppinger w T as a woman of rare qualities of mind, 
of a generous nature, thoroughly democratic in her ideas, 
and her whole life was devoted to othtrs. She was always 
ministering to the comfort of the poor and the sick. There 
is hardly a poor person in Augusta, where most of her life 
had been spent, who has not received charity from her and 
who does not mourn her loss. She never thought of self. 

She was a member of the Catholic Church in Augusta, 
having been confirmed shortly after her marriage, in sym- 
pathy w T ith her husband's faith. She was a constant at- 
tendant at services. A mass will be held for the deceased 
by direction of Father Doherty. 

170. Margaret Isabella Blaine, dau. of the Hon. James 
G. and Harriet (Stanwood) Blaine 1 18, grandaughter of 
Sarah (Caldwell) 69 and Jacob Stanwood; married at 
Washington, May 17, 1890, Waiter John Damrosch, Musi- 
cal Director of the Oratorio So. and Leader of the Sympho- 
ny So. New York. Three children : 

Alice Blaine. 


A daughter born 1899. 

171. Arthur Hallett Caldwell, son of Albert Henry 120 
and Frances Augusta (Hallett, ) born Aug. 29, 1855, mar- 
ried Carrie Ellison, Feb. 20, 1S89. Children : 


William Sharswood Ellison, b. June, 1S92. 

172. Abby Frances Caldwell, daughter of Albert Henry 
j 20 and Frances Augusta (Hallett,) born July 8, 1858 ; 
married Horatio Bates, June, 1892. Children : 

Margery, and Alan Caldwell. 


173. Eben Caldwell, son of Albert Henry, 120, and 
Frances Augusta (Hallett,) born April 4, i860; m. Kate 
V. Laughlin, June 15, 1887. Children : 

Harold VanYorx, born Dec. 11, 1888. 
William Furber, born Aug. 1892. 

174. Henry Caldwell Robinson, son of Clara A. (Cald- 
well) 121 and Rev. R. T. Robinson, born Aug. 4, 1853; 
married Emma Long, Feb. 4, T885. Son 

Harold, born March 10, 1889. 

175. Rtv. Edward Abbott Robinson, son of Clara A. 
(Caldwell) 121 and Rev. R. T.Robinson; married Ida 
Loring Pratt, June 2, 1885. [See page 158.] Children: 

Margaret, born Sept. 28, 1887. 
Willis Brainard, born April 18, 1889. 
Albert Lincoln, born May 17, 1891. 

Services of Ordination of Rev. Edward A. Robinson, as 
Pastor of the Evangelical Congregational Church, at 
Hingham, occurred July 11, 1883, in the Meeting-house, 
at two p. m.: 

The Result of the Council was read by the Scribe, Rev. 

F. P. Chapin, North Weymouth. 
Opening Prayer, Rev. Harlan Page, Beechwood. 
Scripture Reading, Rev. Charles D. Seymour, Winchester. 
Sermon, Rev. William Burnett Wright, Boston. Text: 

2_Cor. vi, 2. " Now is the accepted time." 
Ordaining Prayer, Rev. A. H. Tyler, North Weymouth. 
Charge to the Pastor, Rev. Lucien H. Frary, Weymouth. 
Right Hand of Fellowship, Rev. George F. Stanton, 

Address to the People, Rev. Edw. C. Wood, West Medford 
Closing Prayer, Rev. W. B. Wright. 
Benediction, by the new Pastor. 

[Singing by Boston Berkeley St. Quartette.] 

Later, Mr. Robinson accepted a call and transferred his 
labors to the Church at Buckland. 

176. Mary Lamson Robinson, daughter of Clara A. 

(Caldwell) 121 and Rev. R. T. Robinson, born May 20, 

1858, married George Lyman Richards, M. D. Dec. 6, 1888. 

Lyman Gilder, born March 3, 1893. 
Daughter, born June 20, 1899. 


177. Sarah Octavia Robinson, daughter of Clara A. 
(Caldwell) 121 and Rev. R. T. Robinson, born Sept. 1, 
1S66 ; married George H. Murray, June 5, 1889, at the 
residence of S. Brainard Pratt, Jamaica Plain. Children : 

Robinson, born Dec. 31, 1890. 
Mary Caldwell, born March 3, 1893. 
Rachel, born Oct. 28, 1896. 
Clara, born May 3, died May 4, 1899. 

178. Samuel Kelsey Page, son of Thomas Caldwell 
Page [125,] and grandson of Ruth (Caldwell) Page, [73,] 
b. at Newburyport, Jan. 23, 1837 ; married at New Haven, 
Conn, to Mary J. Mallory, Jan. 1, 1862. She was born at 
New Milford, Ct. Feb. 15, 1841. Children: 

Clifford Irving, born March 19, 1863, d. July 9, 1873 
Annie Wright, born July 17, 1865, married 

William H. Monson. 
Mary, born Sept. 23, died Sept. 25, 1867. 
Thomas Caldwell, b. Sept. 22, 1868, d. Feb. 16, 1869 
Ernest Mallory, b. Aug. 1872, d. May 4, 1875. 

The children of Annie Wright (Page) and William H. 
Monson, of New Haven, married Oct. 23, 1889: 
Marjorie Fuller, born Sept. 3, 1S90. 
Ruth Caldwell, born Dec. 19, 1894. 
Mary Pag.e, born May 26, 1897. 

179. John Davis Caldwell, son of John L. Caldwell 133 
and Sarah (Davis,) born July 4, 1863, married Siisan M. 
Cook, Oct. 23, 1890; resides at Chicago. Childrtn : 

Louis Goldsborough, born Sept. 25, 1891. 
Margaret, born Jan. 18, 1894. 

180. Emma Beard Caldwell, daughter of John Lord 
Caldwell 133 and Emma (Beard,) born Oct. 17, 1869, mar- 
ried Herbert Lyman Draper, Aug. 4, 1897. Their son: 

Nelson Caldwell, b. Feb. 22, 1899. 

181. Mary Phelps Cowles, daughter of Eunice (Cald- 
well), 136, and Rev. John Phelps Cowles ; born Aug. 5, 
1839 ; married [by Rev. Mr. Field,] Adino Brackett Hall, 
M. I)., Nov. 21, 1864. 

She married [2] the Hon. John Cummings, of Woburn, 
Sept. 1 , 1S81. 


— Dr. Hall was born at Northfield, N. H., Oct. 17, 1819, 
died in Boston, April 21, 1880. He practiced medicine in 
Kingston and Natick, 1846-1854 ; at Boston, 1854-1880. 

Of the Hon. John Cummings we gather from the public 
press a few reminiscences: Oct. 19, 1897, it is said of him, 
"Unusual honors were bestowed upon him, the occasion 
being his 85th birthday. His residence at Woburn was 
the scene of a gathering such as the community never be- 
fore witnessed. The venerable Bank President, whose 
active life has been marked by noble acts and deeds, was 
visited by men of note who have been associated with him 
in various financial enterprises." 

He was born at Woburn, Oct. 19, 1812 ; a descendant of 
David Cummings who settled in Woburn, 1755. 

He was for 53 years actively and successfully engaged 
in leather making; 

29 years President of Shawmut National Bank, Boston ; 

Vice Pres. Boston Charitable Mechanic Asso.; 

Director or President of — 

Boston Board of Trade ; Perkins Inst, for the Blind ; 

Mass. School for Feeble Minded ; 

Boston and Albany R. R.; Eastern R. R.; 

Woburn Pub. Lib.; Society of Natural History ; 

Amherst Agricultural College ; 

Director of National Bank, Woburn ; 

Treasurer 17 years of Mass. Inst. Technology ; 

For years on the School Board of Woburn ; 

1876, elected to Senate, carrying every town in Dist. 

These and yet more positions of trust committed to him, 
will strengthen the memories of his name and his life. 

182. John Phelps Cowles, Jr., son of Eunice (Caldwell) 
136 and Rev. J. P. Cowles, born Jan. 23, 1844. Like his 
father he was a most easy and notable linguist. In 1869 
he was sent to Foo Chow, China, by the tea house of Heard 
& Co., [Capt. Augustine Heard founded the Ipswich Pub. 
Library,] and he spent more than twenty years in the 
Celestial Kingdom. 

He was also Professor of Language in the Chinese Uni- 
versity, and had for his American Associate on the Faculty 
W. C. Harington, late head of the weather bureau. 

He became an attache of the Spanish Legation in Pekin, 


serving several years as interpreter. 

In 1SS0 he was appointed, by President Hayes, Vice 
Consul and Interpreter in Foo Chow, and held the place 
till the close of Pres. Cleveland's first administration. 

He was. married at Fow Chow, 1885. The cards of invi- 
tation that floated across the ocean to his friends^ in 
America, read : 

" Dr. Corey requests your presence at the marriage of 
Sigourney Trask to John Phelps Cowles, Jr., Tuesday, 
January 6th, 1885, 6 o'clock, p. m., at her residence, Hos- 
pital for Women and Children, Foo Chow, China." 

Miss Trask, who became Mrs. Cowles, was at the head 
of the Hospital built by the Woman's Foreign Miss. So. 
She capably filled the position eight years. 

When Mr. and Mrs. Cowles returned to America, they 
established themselves at Westfield ; and in 1892 he left 
for Columbia, to take position of Civil Engineer for the 
Imperial R. R. Co. of the United States of Columbia. He 
went to Panama and other places, and looked over the 
location of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. 

In May, he was at Granada, near Lake Nicaragua. At 
that place and date his communications suddenly ceased ; 
and the State Department, at Washington, informed his 
anxious family that the investigation of the Consuls at 
Granada, Wasaya and Managna, proved that in one of the 
frequent insurrections of Granada, his intelligent and 
useful career ended. 

His widow and two little ones were still at Westfield. 
The children bore the names of his honored mother and of 
his brother who died in the Civil War : 
Eunice Caldwell. 

183. Henry Augustine Cowles, son of Eunice (Cald- 
well) 136 and Rev. J. P. Cowles, died July 14, 1864, at 
Washington, D. C, aged 18 years, 2 mos. 15 d. The 
funeral service was at First Church, Ipswich, July 23. 

He was a student of Oberliu College; and enlisted in 
the 150th Reg. Uhio Vols. Too slender and frail to en- 
dure the exposures and discomforts of army service, he 
died less than sixty days after the enlistment. 

The College testimonial was : 


Whereas our Heavenly Father has taken one of the most 
esteemed members of the Phi Kappa Pi, Henry Augustine 
Cowles, a ripe scholar, a sincere christian, who died in the 
Service of his Country, near Washington, Therefore it is 

Resolved: That we deeply mourn our loss of one of our 
members, , who gave great promise of future usefulness, 
and who had endeared himself to us by his scholarly at- 
tainments, genial disposition and genuine piety. 

Resolved : That as a Society we have lost a faithful and 
energetic member, whose name though it disappears from 
the list of our active members, is enrolled, we are assured, 
in the Book of Life. 

Signed by the Committee of the Phi Kappa Pi. 

Within the Door. 

Written by his Father. 

One sunbeam less on earth, in heaven one more ; 

Still brighter there than here, and sweeter far; 
One child of mine safe home within the door; 

Since then methinks I see it stand ajar. 
An angel now he walks the crystal floor ; 

In skies unclouded shines a new-born star. 
My darkened footsteps miss thy filial hand, 

My spirit nevermore to hear thy voice, 

Yet would not call thee if it had the choice 
From Jesus' presence to this desert land. 

He cannot bear His chosen not to be 

In mansions near Him and His glory see. 

Amen, Lord Jesus. So be it with mine and me. 

184. Roxana. and Susan Abby Rice Cowles, daugh- 
ters of Eunice (Caldwell) 136 and Rev. J. P. Cowles : 

Roxana, Teacher Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Ct. 
Principal of Female Seminary, Ansonia, Ct. 
Teacher at Vassar College, 17 years. 

Susan Abby Rice Cowles, born April 24, 1848, married 
Daniel Fuller Appleton, of New York city, Dec. 17, 1889. 

Mr. Appleton died at his residence, East 36th St. Feb. 5, 
1904. He was born in Marblehead, 1826, his parents being 
Gen. James and Sarah (Fuller) Appleton. His first New 
England ancestor was Samuel Appleton, who came from 
England in 1635, and settled in Ipswich. His great home- 
stead farm is still the family possession, and was the de- 


lightful summer home of Daniel Fuller Applelon. 

Gen. James Appleton removed from Marblehead to Port- 
land, Maine, in 1833, and his son, Daniel F. was educated 
in the public schools, and at the age of 21, went to New 
York. He soon secured a clerkship in the city with Royal 
E. Robbins, then an importer of watches. 

Later, Daniel F. was admitted to a partnership in the 
business, and the firm of Robbins & Appleton has contin- 
uously done business in the jewelry district since 1857. In 
that year the firm became practical owners of a small 
watch works in Waltham, from which grew the present 
American Waltham Watch Company which has been con- 
ducted by them ever since. 

185. Emeline Caldwell, daughter of Abraham 142 and 
Eunice (Rhoades,) born June 22, 1836; married Conrad 
Heuser Brooks, Sept. 25, 1859. He was born in Nieder- 
weisel Hesse Darmsdadt, Germany, Dec. 1, 1834, died at 
Ipswich, Aug. 25, 1865. Conrad H. united with the South 
Church, Ipswich, Nov. 7, 1857. Mrs. Brooks united with 
the same, Nov. 3, 1850. Their Children : 

John Caldwell, b. March 31, 1861, d. June 14, 1862. 

Conrad Heuser, born April 24, 1863, married 
Alma Maria Atwood. 
Conrad Heuser Brooks, the second son of Conrad H. and 
Emeline (Caldwell) Brooks, born April 24, 1863, married 
Alma Maria Atwood, born at Charlesville, Nova Scotia, 
Nov. 30, 1861. Their children : 

Edward Caldwell, born April 7, 1884. 

Conrad Heuser, born Dec. 16, 1885. 

Walter Roland, born Sept. 7, 1890. 

Dorothy Atwood, born May 29, 1892. 

Grace Emeline, born Sept. 16, 1896. 

Bernice Evangeline, born May 29, 1900. 

186. Augustus Caldwell, son of Isaac 143 and Mary 
Ann (Hill,) of Beverly ; m. Mary E. Sands. Children : 
Marietta, born 1850 ; Lizzie Woobury, b. 1851 ; 

Frederic Arthur, born 1853 ; 
Charles Edward, born 1832, died 1856; 
Adelaide, b. 1857 ; Walter Augustus, b. 1859; 
Maria, born 1863; died 1864; 
Annie Judith, born 1872. 


187. Mary Ann Caldwell, daughter of Isaac 143 and 
Mary Ann (Hill,) married John William Raymond. — 
Children : 

Augustus, born 1854, died early. 
Jennie F. born 1857, died 1861. 
Jesse Fremont, born 1859. 
John William, born 1865. 
James G. born 1868, died 1870. 
Daisy, born at Gordon, Florida, 1871. 

188. Martha Caldwell, daughter of Isaac 143 and Mary 
Ann (Hill,) married William Orrin Wood, of Danvers. 
Children : 

Charles William, born i860. 
Clarence Orrin, born 1864. 

189. Edward Jackson Caldwell, son of Isaac 143 and 
Mary Ann (Hill,) born 1836, married Mary V. Mallett. 
Children : 

Charles Edward, born 1861. 
Mary A. died early. 

190. Angeline Caldwell, daughter of Isaac 143 and 
Mary Ann (Hill,) born 1839; married Joseph Francis 
Wallis. Their Children : 

Edward F. born i860. 

Everett Caldwell, born 1861. 

Clara Esther, born 1864 ; died 1865. 

Lawrence Cheever, born 1866, died 1868. 

Fred Hill, born 1870. 

191. Jacob Caldwell, son of Isaac 143 and Mary Ann 
(Hill,) born 1847 ; married Emeline Bell; she died 1873. 
One child : 

Edgar Jacob, born 1872. 


— The following pages will be a return to the Fourth 
Generation, [page 63] and to the names of John 26 and 
Dolly (Hoyt) Caldwell, who were married at Ipswich, by 
the Rev. Joseph Dana, May 31, 1770 ; and after a brief 
residence in Haverhill, removed to Hebron. Oxford Co., 
Maine. The descendants include names of worth, stability, 
and favored influence. 

The genealogical and biographical notes are gathered 
and edited by Mrs. Sumner Kimball, of Caldwell descent, 
and greatly interested in family history. 

Also, the pages will include the " Watertown-Eurlington 
Caldwells," a re-print of Mr. George Cunningham's notes 
and records. This branch descends from Jacob Caldwell, 
19, and Anna (Hastings) Caldwell, [page 56.] 


(21 ' 

Genealogical Records of George Cunningham, Esq., Lunenberg, Mrs. Corson, 
Haverhill, Mrs. Caldwell, East Alton, 111. 

Jacob Caldwell 19, of Ipswich birth, [see page 49, J was 
the first of the name to establish a home in the town now 
known as Burlington ; in early days a precinct of Woburn. 
He was of the Fourth Generation, and was the son of Dea. 
Jacob 10, and Rebekah (Lull) Caldwell. See pages 47-9. 

The Caldwell ancestral line is: — 

1. John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, page 42 ; 

2. John and Sarah Foster Caldwell, page 42 ; 

3. Dea. Jacob and Rebekah Lull Caldwell, page 47. 
The ancestry of Jacob's mother, Rebekah (Lull,) is easily 
traced in Ipswich Records. She was the daughter of 
Thomas and Rebekah (Kimball) Lull, and was born Nov. 
26, 1694 ; and she was the sister of Elisabeth Lull who 
married John Caldwell 9, a brother of Dea. Jacob, her 
husband. And Jacob's grandmother, Rebekah Kimball, 
was the daughter of John and Mary (Jordan) Kimball; 
and John Kimball was the son of Richard Kimball, who 
was in Ipswich in 1637. Mary Jordan was the daughter 
of Francis Jordan. 

The birth of Jacob Caldwell, of Burlington, son of Dea. 
Jacob and Rebekah, of Ipswich, is not recorded ; but his 
baptism was Nov. 29, 17 19. It was an Ipswich custom for 
several generations, to carry babes to the meeting-house to 
be christened on the Sabbath-day following their birth. 
When he was twenty-three years old, we find him in 
Watertown, and Sept. 28, 1742, he married [1] Anna 
Hastings. She was a native of Watertown, and was born 
Dec. 22, 1718. She was the daughter of Nath'l and Marv 

Thomas Hastings at twenty-nine years of age, embarked 
at Ipswich, England, April 10, 1634, in the Elisabeth, Wil- 
liam Andrews. Master ; and after reaching New England 
he settled at Watertown ; and in 1651 he married Margaret 
Cheney. Thomas and Margaret had a son Nathaniel who 
married Mary Nevinson ; and their son John was the 


father of Anna Hastings who married Jacob Caldwell. 
And Jacob was evidently wise in his choice, for Anna's 
name has been held in the freshness of memories and 
traditions for a century a half. The young couple had 
two homes, — the earliest at Cambridge, and later at 

The late Jeremiah Fiske, of Temple, N. H., whose 
mother was Mary Caldwell Fiske, daughter of Jacob 
Caldwell, wrote his memory of the Burlington homesttad: 

" Grandfather Jacob Caldwell died near the close of the 
Revolutionary War, aged 64 years. He was a landowner, 
and had a large dairy. Much of his estate was sold at the 
close of the war. His house had a brick wall between 
the outside and inside boards. The bricks were w r ell-laid 
in mortar. This was for warmth, it w 7 as said, and to pre- 
vent the Indians from shooting through. 

Grandfather was frequently called upon to give advice; 
and his family greatly lamented him whtn he died." 

Jacob had a large family ; by his two marriages there 
were seventeen children. Anna, his first wife, was the 

mother of nine; and Miss Perry, the second wife, 

was the mother of eight. We give below the names of 
Anna's nine, and also the four sons of the second wife : 


Jacob Caldwell, 19, son of Dea. Jacob 10 and Rebekah 
(Lull,) married [1] Anna Hastings, of Watertown ; [2] 
Perry. Children of Jacob and Anna ( Hastings : ) 

2 John, married , lived at Burlington. 

Rebekah, born Oct. 16, 1744, married Mr. Hunt. 
Anna, born Dec. 2, 1746. unmarried. 

3 Jacob, born Nov. 4, 1748, m. Patience Sanderson. 

4 Sarah, born Nov. 19, 1750, in. [1] Noah Price ; 

[2J Greene. 

5 Enoch, born Jan. 20, 1753, m. [1] Ruth Chase; 

2d marriage not known; lived at Haverhill. 

6 Lucy, J ni. Justin Kent, lived at Haverhill, Mass , 

and at Portland, Maine. 

7 Mary, born in Cambridge, April, 1755, married 

Josiah Fiske. 
An infant, died early. 
The children of Jacob and his second wife were eight ; we 
have the names of four: 


Joseph, farmer, lived in Marblehead. 
Joshua, lived in Marblehead. 
Thomas, shoemaker, lived at Manchester, N. H. 
Benjamin, lived at Burlington. 


2. John Caldwell, son of Jacob 19 and Anna (Hastings) 
married , lived at Burlington. Children: 

8 John, wife Ruth, settled at Burlington. 

9 Stephen, born Feb. 28, 1785, married Catherine 

Goldthwaite Powell, of Boston, settled at 

Hallowell, Maine, 1816. 
James, lived at Charlestown. 
Hastings, lived at Charlestown. 
Mrs. Baldwin, lived at Hillsboro, N. H. 
Mrs. Taggart, lived at Hillsboro, N. H. 
Mrs. Butters, lived at Woburn. 
Mrs. Noyes, lived at Lexington. 

The following names are grandchildren of John 2, but 
the name of the father is not given : — Timothy Caldwell, 
married Harriet Croswell ; John Caldwell, married Susan 
Grace, and had one son James ; Lucy Caldwell, married 
Joseph Crosswell ; Sarah, Annie, Kate, unmarried grand- 

3. Jacob Caldwell, son of Jacob 19, and Anna (Hast- 
ings,) born at Watertown, now Weston, Nov. 4, 1748; 
settled in Lunenberg, 1777 ; was the first Caldwell to make 
his home in that town. He was married by the Rev. 
Zabiel Adams, June 5, 1777, to Patience Sanderson. She 
was the daughter of Abraham and Patience (Smith) San- 
derson, and was baptized May 12, 1745. She was a de- 
scendant of Edward and Mary (Eggleston) Sanderson, 
who came from England, 1635, and settled at Hampton. 
The line of descent is as follows : 

1. Edward and Mary Eggleston Sanderson; 

2. Jonathan and Abia Bartlett Sanderson ; 

3. Samuel and Mercy Gale Sanderson; 

4. Abraham and Patience Smith Sanderson; 

5. Patience Sanderson and Jacob Caldwell. 

As above stated, Jacob Caldwell went to Lunenberg in 
1777; and he was Collector in 1784; Constable, 1784, 1796; 
admitted to full communion, and Patience, his wife, 


June 21, 1778. He died Sept. 8, 1823, aged 75 years. She 
died Sept. 4, 1822, aged 76 years. Their children : 
10 Jacob, bap. June 28, 1778, m. [1] Sarah Pierce; 
[2] Mrs. Mary Harrington. 
Anna, bap. Jan. 7, 1781, died aged 2 years, 
n John, bap. June 9, 1782, married Mary Green. 

12 Lucy, bap. Sept. 5, 1784, married Timothy Snow. 

13 Enoch, born Dec. 22, 1788, married Betsey Carter. 

4. Sarah Caldwell, daughter of Jacob 19 and Anna 
(Hastings,) born Nov. 19, 1750. She married Noah Price, 
who died in his early manhood, leaving one daughter; she 
married a second husband, Greene. 

The daughter of Sarah and Noah Price : 

14 Sarah, born in Boston, Oct. 16, 1777, died Oct. 25, 

1857 ; married Ebenezer LeBosquet. She was 
adopted into the family of her uncle, Enoch 
Caldwell, when her father died. 

5. Enoch Caldwell, son of Jacob 19 and Anna (Hast- 
ings,) born at Woburn, Jan. 20, 1753, m. [1] Ruth Chase ; 

[2] . Of his children, bj' both marriages, we 

gather the following list : 

William, was Postmaster at Cambridge. 

15 Nathan, born 1794, married Louisa Ayer; lived 

at Haverhill. 

16 Jacob, married Mary Whittier. 
James A. 




Charles B. 

Mrs. Catherine Childs; her daughter married 

Stephen B. Chandler. 
Mrs. Elisabeth Thatcher. 
Mrs. Lydia Doak. 
Mrs. Nancy Rice. 
Mrs. Mary A. Bell. 
Louisa J. 

6. Lucy Caldwell, daughter of Jacob 19 and Anna 
(Hastings) married Justin Kent, of Haverhill. They 
removed to Portland, Maine. Children: 


17 Justin, married Ruth Prince ; he died at North 

Yarmouth, Maine. 
Lucy, died at Portland. 

18 Charles, born 1796, m. Elisabeth Prince. 

19 Harriet, married Jacob Card. 

7. Mary Caldwell, daughter of Jacob 19 and Anna 
(Hastings,) born in Cambridge, April, 1755; married 
Josiah Fiske, born in Pepperell, 1755. They lived first at 
Hollis, N. H., and then settled at Temple, in the same 
state. Mary died Dec. 1834, in her 80th year. Josiah died 
1832, aged 77 years. Of their ten children, seven lived to 
maturity : 

josiah, born at Hollis, Nov. 1781, married Betsey 
Kimball, 1802 ; was drowned in Medford, July, 
1817, aged 35 years. Betsey, his wife, died in 
New Ipswich, N. H. June 21, 1866, aged 8oyrs. 
Jeremiah, born Aug. 17, 1790, married Sarah Heald, 
Oct. 5, 1815. She died March 23, 1855. His sec- 
ond marriage was with Elmira Monroe, March 
23, 1863. His son, Prof. M. H. Fiske was for 
several years Principal of the Manning School, 
at Ipswich. His portrait is included in Pictorial 
Ipswich, published by M. V. B. Perley. 
Artemas, born Sept. 11, 1792 ; m. Miss Jones, 1819, 

died 1829. 
David, born Jan. 12, 1797, m. Milly Sheldon, 1822. 
Seth Hastings, born Sept. 20, 1800, m. Lydia Pitman 
Mary, born Oct. 12, 1782, m. Wm. Patterson, 1810 ; 

died January, 1854. 
Sally, born Feb. 1783, married Earl Boynton., 
March, 1809, died 1863. 
Prof. M. H. Fiske, son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Heald,) 
married Henrietta Breed, born in Peterboro, N. H. Sept. 
27, 1837. The Silver Wedding was observed at the home 
in Temple, June 20, 1S90. Mrs. Fiske died Jan. 28, 1901. 
A kindly and thoughtful pen gave the following estimate 
of a life that will long be held in tender remembrance : 

In Memoriam. 

Born in Peterboro, N. H. Sept. 27, 1837, Henrietta Breed. 

Died in Temple, N. H., Jan. 28, 1901, Henrietta Breed 
Fisk, wife of Prof. M. H. Fiske. 

The above data mark the duration of a life of rare beauty 


and usefulness. Mis. Fisk's childhood was spent in her 
native town, and, through the effort and self denial of a 
widowed mother, she was given a thorough musical and 
academic education. When quite young she became a 
devoted Christian, and publicly professed her love for the 
Saviour by uniting with the Church. The subsequent 
years have given evidence of the sincerity of her profession. 

The years of her young womanhood were spent largely 
in teaching, and she was very successful ; the influence of 
her refined and elevated life was felt by all her pupils. 

She was married June 20, T865, and she has been a lov- 
ing wife, a faithful friend, a wise counsellor. Interesting 
herself in all the domestic relations of life, she made hers a 
model home ; she presided with the grace and dignity of a 
queen, and her bereft husband realizes how some of the 
best literary efforts of his life were made possible through 
her kind criticism, her wise suggestions, and her ability to 
express thought in beautiful language. 

Four children were given them, two of whom died in 
infancy, and the remaining two, — Henr)^, aged 8, and Etta 
5 years, — children of much promise, died of malignant 
scarlet fever at Ipswich, while Prof. Fisk resided there as 
Principal of Manning School. Both were buried in one 
grave ; in that grave, too, the bright hopes of this life were 
buried; and yet the sublime faith of the mother enabled 
her to pierce the dark cloud. She took np the burdens of 
life with full confidence in the wisdom and love of her 
Heavenly Father. With her sorrow buried in her heart 
she gave the remaining years of her life to the service of 
others in the spirit of consecration and sweet submission 
born only of great sorrow. 

In the Church of which she has been so long an exem- 
plary member, her presence will be greatly missed. In the 
weekly prayer meeting, her words of Christian comfort and 
helpfulness, and her gifted prayers, will long be cherished. 
In the Sunday School where she has been a faithful co- 
worker with her husband, and in the class where she has 
been an able and interesting teacher, there is a breach 
that is painfully evident. 

In the Ladies Circle, of which she was President twenty 
years, the grace with which she presided, the skill with 
which she led its members to engage in useful works of 


charity, showed her ability as a leader, and the confidence 
placed in her by the members. 

In the church choir and beside the coffin, her sweet 
voice was heard in song ; many aching hearts have been 
soothed and comforted as they have listened. 

Wherever the duties of life called her, she manifested 
the beautiful Christian spirit which is the crowning glory 
of life. Were one to ask, What was the source of these 
various gifts in such marked degree? the reply would be : 
She drank deeply at the fount of God's Love, and the great 
problems of her life were solved in communion with her 
Maker. For her to live was Christ ; to die, gain. 


8. John Caldwell, son of John i of Burlington, and 
grandson of Jacob 19 and Anna (Hastings,) married Ruth 
. Their children : 


Jepthah, lived at Woburn. 

Isaac, died at Burlington. 






9/ Stephen Caldwell, son of John Caldwell of Burling- 
ton, and grandson of Jacob 19, and Anna (Hastings,) of 
Ipswich and Watertown; born Feb. 28, 1783; married 
Catherine Goldthwaite Powell, daughter of Francis and 
Mary (Goldthwaite) Archibald, of Boston, and born in 
that city, Dec. 12, 1785, a few weeks after the lamented 
death of her father, — as will be seen by the biographical 
memories that follow. She was legally adopted in infancy 
by Madame Powell, her aunt, the wife of Mr. William 
Pow 7 ell, merchant, and a resident of Beacon street, Boston, 
and she became Catherine Powell, with all the pleasant- 
ness and advantage of wealth and society. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Caldwell went to Hallowell, Me., 
in 1816. The name and marriages of their children, of 
whom ten lived more than seventy years : — 


20 Sophia, m. Capt. Charles R. Floyd, U. S. A. who 

was of a distinguished family in Georgia. They 
had two children who died early. 

21 Elisabeth Jane, m. Judge Henry Carter, of Haver- 

hill. She was born Nov. 12, 1806. 

22 William Powell, born Sept. 10, 1808; m'. Thankful 

Pearee. Killed at Battle of Vicksburg. 
Humphrey Primate, born Jan. 31, 1813, m. Eliza 
[Bright?] Left no children. 

23 Richard Bright, born Feb. 23. 1S14, m. Elisabeth 


John Alexander, born July 2, 1815; and married at 
the far West. Left two sons. 

Thomas Goldthwaite, born Oct. 26, 18 16, in. Lucy 
A. Kent; died at the residence of his daughter, 
Mrs. W T illiam Honeyman, East Alton, 111., 
April, 1899, aged 84 years. [See Thomas G. 
and Lucy A. (Kent,) 38, in following pages.] 

24 Caroline Wildes, m. Richard Robinson. 

25 George Webster, of Waldoboro, Me., married 

Zoe Ann Clapp. 

The story of Catherine G. (Powell,) wife of Stephen 
Caldwell 9, and her family, is not only interesting but 
historic; and from MSS received, we gather facts found 
on this page, and in connection with her children's names 
as they appear in the next generation. One writer says : 

Catherine Goldthwaite Archibald (Powell,) wife of 
Stephen Caldwell, Hallowell, Maine, was the daughter of 
Francis Archibald and Mary (Goldthwaite,) of Boston, 
and the adopted daughter of Mrs. William Powell. 

Francis Archibald was the son of Francis Archibald ; 
and was one of the boys of the Boston Massacre, King's 
vStreet. 1770. 

Mary (Goldthwaite) Archibald, was the daughter of 
Col. Thomas Goldthwaite, Secretary of War of the Pro- 
vince of Massachusetts Bay, 1761-63. Paymaster of the 
Crown Point Expedition under Sir Jeffrey Amherst, 1760, 
Commandant and Truck Master of Fort Pownall, 1763-75. 

Col. Goldthwaite was Colonel of the 2nd Reg't, Lincoln 
Co. Militia, 1769-75 ; Judge of the Superior Court, Lincoln 
Co., (Court of Common Pleas,) for years prior to the 
Revolution. He owned with Sir Francis Bernard, Gov- 


ernor of the Province, many hundred acres of land, at the 
mouth of the Penobscot River,-site of Fort Pownall, now 
known as Fort Point— now the towns of Stockton Springs 
Frankfort, Prospect, Maine. He died Aug. 31,1799^ 
Walthamston, England, a suburb of London. 

Francis Archibald was Clerk of Fort Point, up to the 
Revolutionary War, and he and Col. Goldthwaite were at 
Castine when Sir George Callier with the British fleet des 
troyed the American fleet, in i 7 79--known as the " Sieze 
ofBagaduce." ^ 

Francis Archibald died at Castine, Oct. 1785; and his 
daughter Catherine Goldthwaire Archibald, [her name 
was changed to Powell, j was born shortly after his death 
Debember i2. Catherine's mother became insane at her 
birth, and the babe was carried to Boston and legally adop 
ted by her aunt, Madame Powell, who married [1] Dr 
Sylvester Gardiner; [2] William Powell. 

Dr. Gardiner owned a large part of the Kennebec Pur- 
chase; and forhim was the city of Gardiner, Me., named 
Mr. William Powell was a wealthy merchant of Boston 
Catherine, the adopted daughter, lived in Boston, on Bea 
con street, and was there educated and blended with society 
life, till her marriage with Stephen Caldwell The resi 
deuces of the family of Stephen Caldwell, were Hallowell 
Gardiner, Boston. There is a portrait of Madame Powell' 
said to be very accurate. Stephen Caldwell was very 
handsome, gentle in manner and speech ; and his wife 
always referred to him tenderly and reverentially. 

Mrs. Stephen Caldwell in her old age :—" Her property 
which, at her death, gave her eight children $22 000 
ap.ece, came from England, from Aunt Primate, of whom 
she was the only living heir. She was very charitable — 
giving kindly to Orphan Asylums and Institutions. Ev'-n 
a hand-organ-man wept when he was told that she was 
dead. * * She played the piano, when she was more 
than eighty years old ; she dressed becomingly and beau- 
tifully, and she was utterly unbowed with age. 

10. Jacob Caldwell, son of Jacob 3, and Patience (San- 
derson,) was born at Lunenberg, and baptized June 28 
1778. He married [1] Sarah Pierce, Jan. 30, 1800, the 
Rev. Zabiel Adams officiating. They had five children 

He married [2] Mrs. Mary Harrington, and they had 
one son, James. 


The children of the two marriages : 

26 Nancy, b. August 23, 1800, m. Dea. John Howard. 
Frances, b. Nov. 1, 1801, d. Nov. 12, 1865, unm. 

27 Rev. Jacob, b. July 26, 1805, Harvard Univ. 1828. 

28 Jonathan Pierce, born March 13, 1810; 

m. Almira Bodertha. 
James, b. May 2, 1813, d. March 5, 1814. 

29 James, born April ;6, 1820, lived at Northfield, Vt. 
Jacob Caldwell held various offices in Eunenberg, viz.: 

Constable, 1817, 1819; 
Collector, 1809, 1817 ; 
Selectman, 1814, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 ; 
Treasurer, 1825, 26, 27. 
Sarah Pierce, wife of Jacob Caldwell, was the only daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Sarah (Chaplin) Pierce; and her an- 
cestry has been traced from 1587 : 

John Pierce, of England, had son Anthony, born 1587 ; 
the said son Anthony, with his wife Elisabeth, came from 
Norwich, Co. Norfolk, in 1634, an d settled in Watertown, 
where he died, August 19, 1661. Elisabeth, died March 
12, 1667. Their son, 

Daniel Pierce, was born in England, 1609, died in 
Watertown, May 9, 1678. His wife's name was Anne. 
They had son, — 

Ephraim Pierce, born in Watertown, Jan. 1, 1640. His 
wife was Elisabeth. They had son, — 

Ephraim Pierce, born inGroton, Oct. 15, 1673, his wife 
was Mary. Their oldest son was, — 

Jonathan Pierce, born in Groton, March 12, 2700, and 
died at Lunenberg, Oct. 4, 1781 ; he married at Groton, 
Oct. 30, 1721, Esther Shedd ; she was born at Groton, 
March 24, 1703, died at Lunenberg, June 28. 1768, dau. of 
Samuel and Elisabeth Shedd. Their oldest child was, — 

Jonathan Pierce, born Oct. 27, 1747, and died Nov. 20, 
1827. He married Jan. 5, 1769, Sarah Chaplin; she was 
born Jan. 9, 1747, and died Dec. 14, 1814; and Sarah their 
filth child and only daughter, married Jacob Caldwell. 

Sarah Pierce Caldwell died Dec. 4, 18 14, aged 32 years, 
and her mother, Sarah Chaplin Pierce, died the same day. 

Jacob Caldwell's second wife was Mary Houghton Har- 
rington, of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, July 
23, 1 7 7 S , and was the daughter of Levi and Emma (Rich- 


ardson) Houghton, and widow of Elijah Harrington. 
Jacob Caldwell died April 19, 1843, aged 65 years. 
Mary, his widow, died March 5, 1864, aged 86 years. 

11. John Caldwell, son of Jacob 3 and Patience (San- 
derson,) bap. June 9, 1782; married Mary Greene ; she 
was born April 9, 1785, and died Sept 14, 1843. He died 
Oct 21, 1871. They were married in 1801, the bride being 
in her 17th year; and removed to Ashburnham in 1810. 
They had ten children : 

30 John, born Dec. 20, 1802, died Jan. 10, 1859. He 

married [1] Abigail G. Fuller; [2] Abigail C. 
Oliver Green, born Jan. 7, 1805, lived in Leominster, 
m [1] Mary U. Ellis, Oct. 28, 1828 ; she d. 1833. 
He m. [2] Martha Lincoln, March 13, 1835. 
Three children ; a daughter married William 
Lawrence, of Concord, Mass. 

31 Lucy, b. Sept. 15, 1806, m. John Adams, 3d. 

32 Mary, born June 5, 1808, m. Samuel Woods, son of 

Prof. Woods, of the Theological Sem. Andover. 

33 Elisabeth, twin, born March 15, 1810, married 

Elbridge Stimson. 

Sarah, twin, born March 15, 1810, died Feb. 23, 

1871, m. Sylvester Wheeler, Aug. 2, 1840; two 
daughters, Sarah E. and Ellen who d. at 15 yrs. 

Dorothy H. born April 30, 1812, m. [1] Joseph 
Miller ; [2] John Lawrence, of Concord. 

Harriet P. b. April 4, 1817, m. George R. Mansfield, 
Oct. 4, 1837, Rutland, Vt.; one daughter, 
Harriet F. born 1841. 

Frances, born Jan. 1, 1820, m. Alfred T. Pack- 
ard, Jan. 29, 1840, died Jan. 14, 1843, at 

Nancy, b. Jan. 10, 1822, d. July 10, 1848, Ashburnham 

12. Lucy Caldwell., daughter of Jacob 3, and Patience 
(Sanderson,) born Sept. 5, 1784, married Sept. 5, 1802. 
He was the son of Silas and Anna (Farwell) Snow, born in 
Lunenberg, Nov. 6, 1779. He was Capt. of the Militia ; 
Selectman, 1829-30. He died April 20, 1853, aged 73 yrs. 
Lucy, his wife, died Jan. 15. 1818, aged 33 yrs. Children : 


34 John, born Jan. 13, 1803, m. Hannah Marshall. 
Jacob, born Sept. 30, 1S04, m. Nancy Chamberlain, 

of Westboro, Oct. 7, 1827 ; d. July 21, 1829. 

35 Anna Farvvell, b. Nov. 20 1806, m. Turner Jones, 

April 8, 1830. 
An infant died March, 1812. 
Timothy, born Jan 24, 1817, m. Elisabeth Emery, 

Feb. 4, 1841, dau. of George and Nancy Emery. 

Lived at Westfield. 

13. Capt. Enoch Caldwell, the fifth and youngest child 
of Jacob 3 and Patience (Sanderson,) was baptized June 
28, 177S ; married by Rev. Timothy Flint, May 13, 1814, 
to Betsey Carter. She was born in Lunenberg, Sept. 14, 
1796, the dau. of Phineas and Eunice (Peabody) Carter, 
grandaughter of Thomas and Betsey (Sawyer) Carter. 

Capt. Enoch Caldwell removed to Fitchburg, 1829, and 
died there July 18, 1873, aged 84 years, 6m. 24 d. He was, 

Captain, 1816; 

Deacon in the Church ; 

Representative from Fitchburg, 1S34-5. 
Their children : 

36 Thomas C. born in Lunenberg, Feb. 25, 1815 ; 

married Charlotte E. Marshall. 
Enoch P. born in Lunenberg, March 24, 1817, 

d. in Fitchburg, Feb. 23, 1828, aged 1: years. 
Elisabeth E. born in Fitchburg, Dec. 19, 1819 ; 

married June 13, 1843, Horace R. Rice; two 

children, died in infancy. 
Augustus L. b. Jan. 19, 1821, d. April 18, 1S25. 

37 Mary J. born Jan. 15, 1825, m. Henry Jewett. 
Charles Augustus., b. Dec. 29, 1S26, d. Feb i, 1S29. 
Enoch Augustus, born Nov. 6, 1830. 

George Frederick, b. Feb. 20, 1834, U. S. Navy. 
Charles Harrison, born May 25, 1840; 
enlisted, Civil War, Co. A. 53d Reg. 

14. vSarah Price, daughter of Sarah (Caldwell ) 4, and 
Noah Price, born in Boston, October 16, 1777 ; died Oct. 

25, 1857 ; m. Ebenezer LeBosquet, son of John LeBosquet, 
who married the half sister of Gov. Brooks. In her child- 
hood, Sarah Price was adopted into the family of her uncle 
Enoch Caldwell. Children of Noah and Sarah : 


15. Nathan Caldwell, son of Enoch Caldwell 5, born, 
1794, died March 27, 1873 ; married Louise Ayer, dau. of 
Maj. John Ayer. His father, Enoch, was born in Woburn. 
Nathan lived in Haverhill ; was shoe manufacturer, 
[Pierce & Caldwell. J He lived near Lake Kenoza. 
Children of Nathan and Louise : 

James Ayer. 

Charles Brigham. 


John Ayer. 

Mary Anne. 


Henry Clay. 

Emeline, married Flanders. 

16. Jacob Caldwell, son of Enoch Caldwell 5, and 
grandson of Jacob 19 and Anna (Hastings,) married Mary 
Whittier, sister, we are told, of John Greenleaf Whittier. 
Two children : 

Louis Henri. 

17. Justin Kent, son of Lucy (Caldwell) 6 and Justin 
Kent, grandson of Jacob and Anna (Hastings,) Caldwell, 
lived at Haverhill, and later at Portland; married Ruth 
Prince ; died at North Yarmouth, Maine. Two children : 

Elisabeth, born 1820; married Orrin Richardson. 
Justina, unmarried. 

18. Charles Kent, son of Lucy (Caldwell,) 6 and Justin 
Kent, grandson of Jacob and Anna Hastings Caldwell ; 
was born in Haverhill, 1796, married Elisabeth Prince, of 
Cumberland, born 1797. Nine children : 

Harriet Eliza, born 1820. 
38 Lucy A. born 1822, married Thomas G. Caldwell. 
Charles Justin, born 1824. 
Julia, died early. 
James, died early. 
Sophia, born 1830, died 1887. 
Francis A. born 1832. 
William L. born 1835. 
Eliza L. born 1838. 


19. Harriet Kent, daughter of Lucy (Caldwell) 6 and 
Justin Kent, of Haverhill, married Jacob Card. They had 
seven children, and all died of consumption, in youthful 
years ; and their graves, side by side with the mother's, 
are in a Cemetery at Portland, Me. Mr. Card died in 
California. The children : 

Harriet Lucilla, Sarah, Lucy Eveline, 

George, Maria Edward, 



20. Sophia Caldwell, eldest daughter and child of 
Stephen Caldwell 9 and Catherine Goldthwaite (Powell,) 
married Col. Charles R. Floyd, U. S. A., who was of a 
distinguished family in Georgia. He was a nephew of 
Gen. Floyd, U. S. A. 

Sophia's early home was with her aunt, Madame Powell, 
Beacon St. Boston, by whom she was adopted. At her 
marriage, she went to the Georgia home of Col. Floyd ; 
and three children were one by one added to the household 
gladness. Returning to Boston to visit the Beacon St. 
home and hearts, a most rapid consumption seized her, and 
no skill could save the gentle, btautiful life. The Powell 
mansion was shrouded with mourning. She is yet remem- 
bered as "the beautiful, the accomplished, the beloved 
Sophia." A most attractive portrait of Mrs. Floyd, several 
times copied, is now in possession of Mrs. John Corson, of 
Haverhill. The copies have been sent to ancestral names 
in England, and to the South. Chester Harding was the 
artist, who painted the portrait so often admired; and he 
said to Elisabeth Jane Caldwell, [Mrs. Judge Carter,] " It 
is the only portrait in which I have succeeded in getting 
the perfect smile." 

When Mrs. Floyd was a child, she went to England with 
Madame Powell ; and she had the honor of singing before 
the Queen ; and Victoria was so delighted with the voice 
aud the song, that she caught the little Sophia in her arms 
and kissed her. 

21. Elisabeth Jane Caldwell, daughter of Stephen Cald- 
well 9 and Catherine Goldthwaite (Powell,) of Hallowell, 
was born Nov. 15, 1806; married Judge Henry Carter, of 
Haverhill, June, 1836. She died at Bradford, (now Hav- 


erhill, Feb. 1883. Judge Henry Carter was the son of John 
and Amelia (Hamlin) Carter, and was born at Brighton, 
Maine, Sept. 20, 1814, and died at Bradford, (now Haver- 
hill,) Mass., Jan. 24, 1898. The lives of both Mrs. Carter 
and the Judge, — as will be seen by the sketch following 
ther family register, — were bathed in frequent sunbeams 
of pleasantness and real worth. They had six children 
born in Bridgton, Maine : 

John, born March, 1837, served in the Civil War. 

Maj. Eugene, born 1838, gr. at West Point, died at 
38 years. He was on Gen. McDonnels staff. 

39 Katherine Sophia, born Oct. 11, 1840, m. John Cor- 

son, of Haverhill, June 13, 1871. 
Walter, born 1842, served in the Civil War ; was 

Serg'tMaj. in Mass. 22d. 
Amelia, born Feb. 1844. 

40 Capt. Robert G. born Oct. 29, 1846, gr. at West 

Point; U. S. N.; served through the Civil War. 
One who knew and loved Mrs Judge Carter, wrote of her 
after she passed through the gates of the Eternal : " Like 
her sister Sophia, [Mrs. Floyd, 20,] Elisabeth Jane was of 
the heart and the home of Madame Powell. She remained 
in the Boston home till the hour of Madame's departure, 
then went to her mother at Gardiner. Like her mother 
she was utterly void of selfishness. Judge Carter said : 
" She was the most unselfish person I ever saw." Love so 
predominated, that she won people even at an introduction 
to them. She was full of charity and tolerance. She used 
the choicest of words, and voice and manner attracted and 
won. On her gravestone is inscribed, " Inasmuch as ye 
have done it unto the least of these, ye did it unto Me." 

Judge Carter graduated at West Point, but instead of 
entering the army, he studied Law; admittedto the Bar. 

Cadet U. S. Military Academy, 1832, resigned, 1834. 

Ed, Portland Adv. 1847-57. 

Practicing Attorney, 1857-58. 

Judge Municipal Court, 1868-98. 
Able men said he was fitted for the Supreme Bench. He 
was almost unequalled in judgment. 

He was in both branches of the Legislature, — Represen- 
tative and Senator, for successive years in Maine and 
Massachusetts. At the time of Mr. Lincoln's nomination, 


at the great National Convention, he was one of the 

He was intimately associated with the Hon. James G. 
Blaine, who was frequently at the Judge's home, and re- 
garded by the family as a pleasant visitor. 

Judge Carter was a fascinating conversationalist, and 
full of anecdotes. He was often called "Abe Lincoln," 
as he was possessed of strikingly similar characteristics. 

22. William Powell Caldwell, son of Stephen 9, and 
Catherine G. (Powell,) born Sept. 10, 1808; married 
Thankful Pearce, of Readfield, Maine. He was killed in 
a gunboat on the Mississippi by the explosion of a shell. 
Four children : 

Lewis, killed in battle at Gettysburg. 
Kate, died of quick consumption. 

23. Richard Bright Caldwell, son of Stephen Caldwell 9 
and Catherine G. (Powell,) born Feb. 23, 1814, married 
Elisabeth Gould ; lived at Gardiner, Maine. Four chil- 
dren, who settled at Boston and vicinity : 


Louise, a hospital nurse. 

Charles, lived at Lynn. 


24. Caroline Wildes Caldwell, daughter of Stephen 
Caldwell 9 and Catherine G. (Powell,) married Richard 
Robinson of Portland. Mrs. Robinson was "genial, hos- 
pitable, lovable ; and lived to be more than threescore and 
ten." They had four children: 

Caroline, m. Edward Barbour, of Chicago. 
Richard, Bowdoiu Col.; lives at Chicago; noted 

for unusual Musical ability. 
Herbert, Civil Engineer ; m. Lizzie Adams. 
Arthur, like his brother Richard, of marked 

Musical gifts. 

25. George Webster Caldwell, son of Stephen Caldwell 
9, and Catherine G. (Powell,) of Hallowell, lived at Wal- 
cioboro, Maine. He served two terms in the Maine Legis- 


lature • chairman of the Selectmen of Waldoboro ; Church 
Collector for several years. 

He married June i, r852, Zoe Ann Clapp, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Sally (Flint) Clapp, of Damariscotta. She 
was born Sept. 20, 1828, died Sept. 20, 1891. They had 
two daughters, — 

Alice, born July, 1853. 

Mary, born Jan. 1855, married Fred A. Hovey ; 
one son, Dudley Hovey. 

January 2, 1903. [Memorial.] George Webster Cald- 
well, our well-known and much esteemed citizen, was taken 
suddenly, and as it proved, fatally ill late last Thursday 
afternoon, and did not regain consciousness before he 
passed away, Saturday evening, at 9 o'clock. 

Mr. Caldwell was born in Hallowell ; educated in the 
public schools and at Lincoln Academy. 

He learned the hardware business with Mr. Brooks, of 
Augusta. In 1850 he came to Waldoboro and engaged in 
the same business in company with Col. Sproul, until 
they were burned out in the great fire. Later he was in 
company with Samuel Morse; and later still with Avery T. 
Webb. He also engaged in ship building with W. F. 
Storer, Hon. Isaac Reed, A. R. Reed and others. 

Mr. Caldwell has held the office of Selectman, Assessor, 
and other offices ; and was Representative in the Legisla- 
ture thirty-five years ago. 

He has been a supporter, and until recently a regular 
attendant of the Congregational Church. A man of strict 
integrity and uprightness, his name was a synonym for 
honesty, a current phrase being : "As honest as George 

In 185 1, Mr. Caldwell was joined in marriage with Miss 
Zoe A. Clapp, of Damariscotta, who passed away in 1891. 
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Alice, who has 
cared for him with filial solicitude since the death of her 
mother, and Mrs. Fred A. Hove}'. He leaves a grandson, 
Dudley Hovey, and several nephews and neices ; among 
them Robert Caiter, U. S. A., whose visit to Waldoboro 
many of our citizens will remember. 

The funeral service, at his residence, was attended by 
the Reverends J. J. Bulfinch and W. C. Curtis. 

— The Loral Press. 


26. Nancy Caldwell, daughter of Jacob Caldwell 10, 
and Sarah (Pierce,) born at Lunenberg, Ang. 23, 1800, 
married by Rev. David Damon, Nov. 23, 1820, to John 
Howard. He was born in Lunenberg, Aug. 17, 179 s - He 
was a Deacon of the Church ; in 1S59 was Representative 
to the General Court. He died Oct. 1S80, very suddely, 
and, seemingly, while in perfect health. Ten children: 

Luther Grant, born July 19, 1822. 

Frances Ann, b. Oct. 11, 1824; m. Geo. O. Henry 

of Charlestown, N. H., lived at Bellows Falls. 
John Augustus, b. Aug. 31, 1827, lived at Boston. 
Sarah Pierce, twin, born Feb. 6, 1830. 
Susannah Taylor, twin, born Feb. 6, 1830. 
Jacob Caldwell, born May 12, 1833, died March 26, 

1862, aged 29. 
George Albert, b. Dec. 19, 1835; enlisted in Co. B, 

53d Reg. died at Baton Rouge, La., June 24, 

1S63, aged 28 years. 
James Henry, born Aug. 6, 1838. 
William, born March 20, 1841. 
Edward, born June 13, 1844, d. Aug. 17, 1S64, ae 20. 

27. Rev. Jacob Caldw r ell, son of Jacob Caldwell 10, and 
Sarah (Pierce.) He was born July 26, 1806 ; gr. at Har- 
vard University, 1828 ; was for several years a successful 
teacher; studied Divinity. He married at Stow, Mass., 
Mary Ann Patch ; she died at Framingham, April 14, 1836 
aged 25 years. He m. (_ 2J Miss Sarah Hastings, of Ma- 
rietta, Georgia. 

Another sketch of the Rev. Jacob Caldwell has been 
furnished, gleaned, we think, from the Hist, of Hampton: 

Dec. 27, 1841. Rev. Jacob Caldweil was ordained over 
the societies of Kensington and Hampton Falls. Rev. 
Andrew S. Peabody, of Portsmouth, preached the ordina- 
tion sermon. Mr. Caldwell was born in Lunenberg ; gr. 
at Harvard, 182S ; studied theology at Cambridge Divinity 
School ; and had, previous to coming to Hampton, preach- 
ed in Calais and Standish, Maine. 

He had one son, who is now Prof. George C. Caldwell, 
of Cornell University, New York; and who is one of the 
most noted chemists in the States. 

Mr. Caldwell's preaching was of the practical and earn- 


est kind which encouraged the people to advanced thought 
without fear of results, trusting that the Truth was always 
safe. During the agitation which attended Rev. Theodore 
Parker's first preaching in Boston, Mr. Caldwell in the 
spirit of Christian tolerance, said he would welcome Mr. 
Parker to his pulpit. Gradually the society was led and 
grew into the liberal faith. 

He was lhe prime mover in the organization of the 
Ladies Library, during his residence in Hampton Falls. 

He died in Lunenberg, 1888. Rev. Jacob and Mary A. 
(Patch, ) had one son : 

41 Prof. George C, Caldwell, of Cornell Univ. 

28. Jonathan Pierce Caldwell, son of Jacob Caldwell 10 
and Sarah (Pierce,) born at Lunenberg, March 13, 1S10, 
married at Boston, Almira Bodtrtha. He died at Lunen- 
berg, Oct. 2, 1841, aged 31 years. Two children: 

Edward, m. Josephine Carr ; lived at Groton. 
Charles B. m. Ellen Lower, lived at Moulton, Iowa. 
They had five children. 

29. James Caldwell, son of Jacob Caldwell 10 and 
Mary (Harrington,) his second wife. James was born 
April 16, 1820, and lived at Northfield, Vt. In 1844 he 
married Ann R. Pierce, dau. of Benj. and Hannah Dins- 
moor Pierce, and grandaughter of Jonathan and Sarah 
Chaplin Pierce. (See Jacob 10, pp. 203-4.) Four children : 

Chester Pierce, born 1846, died 1848. 
Charles Sumner, born July 4, 1848. 
James, Jr. 

30. John Caldwell, son of John 11 and Mary (Green,) 
grandson of Jacob 3 and Patience (Sanderson,) born Dec. 
20, 1802 ; died Jan. 10, 1859. He m. [1] Abigail G. Fuller, 
Sept. 26, 1826, born in Lunenberg, June 29, 1805, dau. of 
John, Jr., and Eunice (Wetherbee) Fuller; she died in 
Fitchburg, July 16, 1835. 

He married [2] Abigail C. Garland, of Pittsfield, N. H., 
born July 27, 1806, married April 7, 1838. 

There were seven children by the two marriages: — 


The children of John and Abigail G. (Fuller) : 

John A. born May 16, 1829, d. Oct. 8, 1S39. 
Abigail C. born July 23, 1831, d. June 21, 1844. 
42 Charles Edmund, born July 9, 1833, married 
Melissa Samantha Morgan. 
Sarah Elisabeth, b. June 30, 1835, d. Mch 19 1867. 
married George H. Newman. 
The children ot John and Abigail C. (Garland:) 

Mary A. born Sept. 6. 1839, d. Dec. 24, 1841. 
George, b. Dec. 18, 1S41 ; m. Sarah E. Cummings. 

31. Lucy Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell 11 and 
Mary (Green,) grandaughter of Jacob 3 and Patience 
(Sanderson,) born Sept. 15, 1806 ; married John Adams 3d, 
Sept. 22, 1826 ; died in Ashburnham, May 18, 1845. The 
children : — 

Lucy Ann. 


Mary Jane. 

Ellen, died at 14 years. 



32. Mary Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell n and 
Mary (Green,) grandaughter of Jacob 3 and Patience 
(Sanderson,) born June 5, 1S08 ; married Samuel Wood, 
son of Prof. Leonard Wood of the Andover Theological 
Seminary, Sept. 5, 1839. Their children : 

Leonard, born July 5, 1840; Physician, at Maiden; 

married Mary E. Thompson. 
Frederick, born Jan 23, 1848. died Sept 3, 1S49. 

Mary Caldwell Wood died Aug. iS, 1S73, at Maiden. 
The Congregationalist said : 

Mrs. Woods was born in Ashburnham, June 5. 1808, of 
Christian parentage, and in her infancy was consecrated in 
baptism and faithfully instructed in the great truths of the 
Holy Scriptures. 

Her bodily weakness and infirmities growing out of that 
insidious, incurable disease, consumption, with which for 
a long period of years she was afflicted, seemed to be 
sanctified to her, ministering by the blessing of God most 
manifestly to the health of her soul and to the great in- 


crease and fruitfulness of her spiritual life. 

She was an earnest, faithful christian ; conscientious, 
devout, patient, dutiful and spiritually minded, having 
her affections set on things above. In her appointed 
sphere she steadfastly and faithfully served her Divine 
Lord, developing a character remarkable for its mellow, 
chastened tone, its universally devout, heavenly spirit, 
and its fruitfulness in all the Christian graces; in a word, 
for its beautiful symmetry, rather than for the singular 
prominence of any particular virtue; the constant, even 
tenor of a good life. 

Her peaceful end, full of comfort and of hope, was but 
the befitting termination of a life of sweet serenity and 
trust in God, so beautifully portrayed in that favorite 
Psalm of hers, — the 23d, — which had been as the light of 
Heaven to her during her pilgrimage, and for which she 
called for her consolation as she was nearing the entrance 
of the valley. 

Her consistent life is the most precious memorial she 
could have left as a legacy to bereaved friends. It was 
said, " But few in the quiet village where she passed the 
last years, knew what a life of singular sweetness and 
beauty has faded from their midst." 

On the afternoon of August 20, all of her that could die, 
was laid in a lovely spot beside her departed ones, in 
Ashburnham cemetery, to slumber till the Resurrection. 
Then she will come forth, — not in that faded form we laid 
in the grave, but in the resplendant beauty of transforma- 
tion which shall clothe her with a body like unto Christ's 
glorious body. 

33. Klisabeth Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell n, 
and Mary (Green,) born March 15, 1810, married Elbridge 
Stimson, June 5, 1833 ; lived at Ashburnham. Children : 
Charles T. 

In Ashburnham, Nov'r 15, 187S, Elisabeth Caldwell 
Stimson, wife of Elbridge Stimson, aged 68 years 8 months 
During her long and useful life in this town, all who knew 
her will bear witness to the excellence of her character, 
manifested in the true wife, the affectionate mother, the 
exemplary Christian, the esteemed neighbor. Professing 
her faith in Christ in 18^2, she maintained throughout her 


christian course, serenity of spirit and purpose. That 
which was hidden under the quiet, unassuming manner, 
became more prominently revealed in a life of patient sub- 
mission to the Will of God. 

Her devotion to her husband, her love for her son and 
his family, who were with her during her last hours, will 
ever be remembered. 

Suddenly stricken under great physical weakness, she 
leaned upon the Strong Arm, and passed to her rest. 

34. John Snow, son of Lucy (Caldwell) 12 and Capt. 
Timothy Snow, born Jan. 13, 1803, married July 21, 1827, 
Hannah Marshall ; she was born in Lunenberg, Oct. 14 
1814, daughter of John and Abigail (Bicknell) Marshall. 
They lived in Townsend, where he died, leaving two 
children : 

Charles, of Westfield. 
Elbridge, of Boston. 

35. Anna Farwell Snow, daughter of Lucy (Caldwell) 
12 and Capt. Timothy Snow, born Nov. 20, 1806; m. at 
Marlboro, April 8, 1830, Turner Jones ; he was born in 
Lunenberg, Sept. 7, 1803, theson of John and Mary Turner 
Jones. Their home was at Townsend. Children : 

Lucy A. born May 27, 1835. 

Henry Boardman, born Jan. 15, 1838. 

Charlotte Elisabeth, born Aug. 31, 1841. 

Martha Augusta, " " 

Mary Turner, b. Sept. 6, 1843, m. Elbridge Bruce. 

36. Thomas Caldwell, son of Capt. Enoch 13 and Bet- 
sey (Carter,) born in Lunenberg, Feb. 25, 1815. He m. in 
Fitchburg, June 25, 1838, Charlotte, dau. of Jonas Mar- 
shall. Children : 

William Marshall, b. Sept. 1839, d. Jan. 27, 1840. 
William Marshall, b. Jan. 2, 1841 ; enlisted in Co. 

A. 53d Reg; re-enlisted in Co. F. 57th Reg.; 

killed in Battle of Wilderness, May 6, 1864. 
Charlotte E. born March 5, 1843. 
Abbie, boni 1847, died 1848. 
Eliot L. born Sept. 14, 185 1. 
Emily M. born April 8, 1854. 
Louisa W. born April 13, 1856. 


37. Mary J. Caldwell, dau. Capt. Enoch 13 and Betsey 
(Carter) born Jan. 15, 1825, m. June 25, 1846, Henry Jew-, and lived at East Lexington. Children : 

Henry Caldwell. 
Edward Thomas. 
Eliza Caldwell. 
Arthur Henry. 
Jennie Frances. 

38. Lucy A. Kent, dau. of Charles Kent 18 and Elisa- 
beth (Prince,) and grandaughter of Eucy (Caldwell) 6 
and Justin Kent, born 1822, married Thomas Goldthwaite 
Caldwell, son of Stephen 9 and Catherine Goldthwaite 
(Powell.) The children: 

Edward, died early. 

Elisabeth A. born 1847, m. Wm. B. Hunneman. 

Arthur, died early. 

Charles Goldthwaite. 


39. Katherine Sophia Carter, daughter of Elisabeth 
Jane (Caldwell) 21 and Judge Henry Carter, and grand- 
daughter of Stephen Caldwell 9 and Catherine Goldthwaite 
(Powell,) born at Bridgton, Maine, Oct. n, 1840, m. 
John Corson, at Bradford, Mass., June 13, 1871. 

Mrs. Corson devoted her life, before marriage, to music; 
was a teacher at the South, also at Gorham Academy, 
Maine ; had private classes, and taught by chart in public 
schools ; was a salaried quartette singer, and a teacher of 
singing schools, and lectured on the Voice. 
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Corson : 

Henry Carter, born June 25, 1872, in Bradford; 

Harvard College, 1895 ; died 1896, aged 24 yrs. 
Charles Emerson, b. Aug. 15, 1879, in Haverhill; 
Harvard College. 

Henry Carter Corson, the eldest of the two sons, took 
honors at Harvard Col. in Greek, (of which he was a most 
successful teacher,) Physics, Latin and History. In Sep- 
tember after his graduation, he was elected Sub-Master of 
the High School, Willimantie, Ct. He died, 1896, after 
five days' illness. There was great grief wherever he was 
known. Greatly beloved for his social qualities and rare 


christian character ; always courteous to all of whatever 
station, helpful to the aged, the unprepossessing and the 
disagreeable. No death in Haverhill ever startled the 
community more, or quickened greater sympathy. Boston 
Cambridge, Willimantic, sent letters of sympathy and pro- 
fusions of flowers lor his grave. 

Charles Emerson Corson, the younger son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Carter, for two years received the Nichols Scholar- 
ship at Harvard College ; member of Harvard Varsity 
Glee Club ; Appleton Chapel choir ; Christ's Church 
choir. In 1899, he and the son of Ex-Senator Bruce, were 
the two of the eight Directors elected by his class of more 
than 500, of the Randal Club Dining Rooms, — a tribute 
not only to his good sense but to his business abilities. 

40. Capt. Robert G. Carter, son of Elisabeth Jane 
(Caldwell) 21 and Judge Htnry Carter, grandson of Ste- 
phen Caldwell 9 and Catherine Goldthwaite (Powell,) 
born at Bridgton, Maine, Oct. 29, 1846; U. S. N., retired. 
Home at Washington, D. C. 

He married Mary Maria Smith, born April 18, 1847, at 
Gill, Mass., married at Ashuelot, N. H., Sept. 4, 1870. 
She was the daughter of David Dexter Smith and Mary 
(Roberts,) and resided at Lowell. The children : 

Mellie Richardson, born June 21, 1871, at Fort 

Richardson, Texas ; educated at the public 

schools of Newton ; Post School at West Point ; 

Amherst, Mass.; High School Washington. 

Bessie Richardson, born Nov. 14, 1872, at Fort 

Richardson, Texas ; school recoid the same as 
Mellie; married E. C.Campbell, March, 1894; 
resides at Washington. 
Robert Dexter, born Aug. 10, 1876, at Newton ville, 
Mass.; school, at Amherst ; Business High 
School at Washington ; Illustrative Artist by 
profession ; Clerk, O. M. Dept. Manilla, P. I. 
at Gen. Lawton's Hd Qrs. 1st Div. 8th A. C. 
He married Jan. 16, 1899, Helen Flint Wright, 
Washington, D. C. 
Xatilie Powell, born May 30, 1S66, at Amherst, Ms. 


41. Prof. George C. Caldwell, son of Rev. Jacob 27 
and Mary A. (Patch,) born in Framingham, Aug. 14, 1834; 
gr. at Lawrence Scientific School ; pursued his studies in 
Germany; Prof, of Chemistry in Cornell Univ. Ithaca, 
New York. 

He married at Yellow Springs, Ohio, August 25, 1861, 
Rebecca E. Wilmarth. They have two children : 
Frank Cary, born 1869. 
Grace Wilmarth, born 1871. 

42. Charles Edmund Caldwell, son of John Caldwell 30 
and Abigail G. (Fuller,) grandson of John 11 and Mary 
(Green) Caldwell, born July 9, 1833, at Ashbur'nham ; 
died at Melrose, Fla., Dec. 31, 1903. He married Melissa 
Samantha Morgan, Sept. 28, 1856 ; she was born in Putney, 
Vt., July 30, 1834. Mrs. Caldwell was a descendant of 
Miles Morgan, one of the earliest settlers [1656] of Spring- 
field, and associated with Gov. Pynchon in the develop- 
ment of the early town. 

The Springfield Daily Republican recorded the sudden 
departure of Mr. Caldwell, in its issue of Jan. 1, 1904 : — 

The death of Charles Edmund Caldwell, formerly a 
Springfield resident and the father of Winford N. Caldwell 
of this city, President of the American Writing Paper Co., 
occurred yesterday, [Dec. 31,] at Melrose, Fla. According 
to the dispatch received by President Caldwell, he died 
suddenly at his winter home. Mr. Caldwell was born in 
Ashburnham, July 9, 1833. After 1856 he was a resident 
of Springfield, an Engineer on the New York, New Haven, 
and Hartford R. R. He afterward retired to the orange 
farm at Melrose, Fla. where he has resided about 15 years. 

The son, and only child, of Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell : 

Winford Newman, born at Springfield, July 26, 

1857; married Fannie Louise Houston, May 22, 
1883 ; she was born in Springfield, July 9, 1863. 

Mr. Winford N. Caldwell is one of busy Springfield's 
leading and energetic citizens. His native wisdom and 
integrity give him the esteem and rtspect of the city. His 
business career is briefly given on the following page : — 


Winford N. Caldwell, the son of Charles Edmund and 
Melissa S. (Morgan) Caldwell, 42, was born, [as will be 
seen by the previous page,] at Springfield, July 26, 1857 ; 
he married Fannie Louise Houston, May 22, 1883. She 
was born in Springfield, July 9, 1863. Their children: 

Ruth Houston, born at Springfield, July 2, 1889. 
Charles Morgan, born at Springfield, Aug. i, 1894. 

Winford N. Caldwell was educated at the Grammar and 
High Schools of Springfield. Began his business career 
at the Springfield Institution for Savings, May, 1873 ; 

Book keeper in office of Riverside Paper Co., Holyoke, 
Mass., July, 1882 ; 

Afterwards became the Treasurer of the Company ; 

In 1899, there was a consolidation, by purchase, of about 
80 per cent of the Writing Paper Mills, then in existence, 
and Mr. Caldwell was made — 

The General Manager of this Company ; 
and he is now the — 

President as well as General Manager of the Co. 

It is known as the 

" American Writing Paper Company," Holyoke, Mass., 

and as its various Divisions may have a historic interest 
in the years to come, we weave the list into these pages 
of Caldwell records and associations: — 

See page 221 : — 

President and General Manager of the 
American Writing Paper Company 
Holyoke, Mass. 



Mmnxiaxt Briiing JPapn: Qtompang. 

Winford N. Caldwell, President and General Manager. 
Divisions : 

i Agawam Paper Co. 

2 Albion Paper Co. 

3 Beebe & Holbrook Co. 

4 Chester Paper Co. 

5 Crocker Mfg Co. 

6 G. R. Dickinson P'r Co. 

7 G. K. Baird Paper Co. 

8 Geo. C- Gill Paper Co. 

9 Harding Paper Co. 
io Holyoke Paper Co. 

ii Hurlburt Paper Mfg Co. 

12 Linden Paper Co. 

13 Mt Tom Paper Co. 

14 Nonotuck Paper Co. 

15 Norman Paper Co. 

16 Oakland Paper Co. 

17 Parsons Paper Co. 

18 Platner & Porter Mfg Co. 

19 Riverside Paper Mfg Co. 

20 Shattuck & Babcock, Co. 

21 Syms & Dudley Pa'r Co. 

22 Wauregan Paper Co. 

23 Windsor Paper Co. 

Mittineague, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Huntington, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Lee, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Franklin, Ohio. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
South Lee, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Manchester, Ct. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Unionville, Ct. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
De Pere, Wis. 
Watervliet, Mich. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Windsor Locks, Ct 


>9 Mills 


We now return to John Caldwell 8 [page 201 J and 

Ruth (Gleason,) his wife ; and the following pages, col- 
lected and furnished kindly and carefully by Mr. John A. 
Caldwell of Boston, and his sister, Mrs. Georgianna L,. 
(Caldwell) Kyes, of Ipswich, will prove a valuable addi- 
tion to the Burlington Branch of our great Family : 

John Caldwell, grandson of Jacob 19 and Anna (Hast- 
ings) Caldwell, [see pages 49 and 195,] and son of John 
Caldwell of Burlington, [p. 197, Fifth Gen.] born at Bur- 
lington, 1771, died 1853, aged 82 years; married Ruth 
Gleason, born at Bedford, Sept. 24. 1772, died Nov. 1, 
1859, aged 87 years. Mrs. George J. Munroe, of Woburn, 
has in her possession a sampler worked by Ruth Gleason, 
in the 16th year of her age. The children of John and 
Ruth (Gleason) Caldwell: 

John, born 1793, m. Catherine Smith, or Shmidt. 

Isaac, born 1797, died 1856, unm. 

Samuel, married Eliza Ann Sawyer. 

Jeptha, born 1804, married Maria Kittridge. 

Ruth, married Joshua Rich. 

Martha, born 1813, married Jacob Munroe. 

Almira, born 1818, married Samuel C. Skelton. 

Matilda, married Bartholomew Raymond. 

Royal, married and had one son. 

Jonas, died when a young man, unm. 

John Caldwell, son of John and Ruth (Gleason) Cald- 
well, born 1793, died 1872 ; married Catherine Smith of 
Boston, born 1802, died 1852. She was buried at Mount 
Auburn., beside her mother. They settled at Charlestown, 
High St., very near the monument. A few } ears after 
Mrs. Caldwell's death, Mr. Caldwell built a new house at 
Burlington and moved his family there 

He in. [2] Mrs. Bosworth, of Woburn ; a widow with 
two daughters. Children of John and Catherine : 

George Anderson, born 1824, m Frances Lakeman. 

Eliza Hammond born 1827, m. Wm. Luninius Lord. 

John Gleason, born 1833 m. Abbie Lord 

Harriet Ann, born 1887, m Charles M. Allen. 

Moses, unmarried. 

William H. unmarried. 

Kat^ Smith, born 1839. 

William Francis, born 1844, m. Nellie A 'lams. 


George Anderson Caldwell, son of John and Catherine 
(Smith) Caldwell, born 1824, died 1887; married Frances 
Lakeman, of Brighton, and settled at Charlestown. — 
He was one of the original members of the Charlestown 
City Guards, and during the Civil War served in the 
Eleventh Reg. Co. I, of Charlestown. Of their thirteen 
children six lived to maturity : — 







Eliza Hammond Caldwell, daughter of John and Cath- 
erine (Smith) Caldwell., born 1827, died 1774; married 
William Lummus Lord, of Ipswich ; they settled at 
Charlestown, afterward lived at Ipswich. Their only child : 
Kate Lizzie, born April 16, 1855, died Sept. 14, 1889, 
married Walter E. Lord, settled at Ipswich. 

John Gleason Caldwell, son of John and Catherine 
(Smith) Caldwell, born Feb. 13, 1833, died Oct. 12, 1881 ; 
married Abbie Lord, daughter of Josiah and Elisabeth 
(Kimball) Lord, of Ipswich, born May 8, 1835, died Oct. 8, 
1903. Three children were born to them : 
Georgianna Lord, born Jan. 14, 1855, 

married Frank W. Kyes, D. D. S. 
Edward Raymond, born April 16, i860, 

married Annetta Adams. 
John Anderson, born Jan. 29, 1870, 
married Mary E. Holbrook. 
John Gleason Caldwell spent three years of his early life 
at Barbadoes and Trjnidad, W. I., in the employ of his 
uncle, Jacob Hittinger, pioneer ice merchant. He was a 
soldier in the Civil War, served in the 23d Reg. Co. B. of 
Marblehead, having enlisted in June, 1861. 

The following tribute to Mrs. Caldwell appeared in 
print, the morning after her departure : 

Ipswich, Oct. 9, 1903. Mrs. Abby Lord Caldwell passed 
away yesterday at noon, at the age of 68 yrs. and 5 months. 
Although Mrs. Caldwell had been ill several months, and 
her friends knew only too well that she was slipping away 


from them, the end came very suddenly and unexpectedly. 
Before medical aid could reach her, she had ''fallen on 
sleep." Mrs. Caldwell has suffered intensely, but all the 
pain and weariness have been borne with the sweet patience 
and brave cheerfulness, which have been prominent traits 
in her beautiful life. Prompted by that mother love which 
puts self always last, she has tried to hide her sufferings,, 
that the children who idolized her might be spared as 
much as possible. 

In all relations in life, she was a true and noble woman ; 
quiet and gentle of disposition ; and with an inate refine- 
ment that made her especially charming. While her first 
thought was for her home and its dear ones, she always 
had a ready sympathy for all who needed help by word or 
deed. Her nature was responsive to all that is good ; a 
woman of rare virtue whose worth is "far above rubies." 

Mrs. Caldwell was born in Ipswich, May 8, 1835, and 
nearly all her life her home has been in the quiet neighbor- 
hood on High street. She was the daughter of the late 
Josiah Lord. She became the wife of John G. Caldwell, 
whose death, resulting from an accident, occurred in Oct. 
1881. Three children were born to them, the older son 
dying a few years after his father passed away. Two chil- 
dren, Mrs. F. W. Kyes and John A. Caldwell are still 
living. Mrs. Caldwell spent the summer with these chil- 
dren at Sunapee, but failed very rapidly after her return to 

Georgianna L. Caldwell, dan. of John G and Abbie 
(Lord) Caldwell, married Frank Winslow Kyes, D. U. S. 
of Peterboro, N. H. They now reside at Ipswich, on High 
street, at the home once owned by her father. 

Edward R. Caldwell, son of John G. and Abbie (Lord) 
Caldwell, married Annetta Adnms.of Auburn, Me. July 
10, [888. Mrs. Caldwell died at Brownstown, Jamaica, 
March 27, 1893, (very suddenly, of heart failure ) while 
there for Mr. Caldwell's health. Mr. Caldwell died at 
his old home, at Ipswich. Sept. 15, 1895. The death ot 
his wife was a great shock to him, from which he never 
recovered. So calm, so fearless was his waiting for the 
messenger, that his last good-bye, seemed as if he were 
starting on a pleasant journey ; and to his last conscious 


moment, he was eager to see his friends, several of whom 
came from a long distance for a last word with him whom 
everybody loved. 

John Anderson Caldwell, son of John Gleason and Abbie 
(Lord) Caldwell, born Jan. 29, 1S70, married, at Ipswich, 
Mary Elisabeth Holbrook, who was born in Burke Co. 
Georgia, present town of Keysville Mr. Caldwell was 
admitted to the firm of Armstrong, Schirmer & Co., Bank- 
ers and Brokers, Boston, Sept. 1, 1902 ; he resides at 
Winchester. The children: 

John Edward, born Sept. 20, 1896. 

Wellington Lord, born Sept. 8, 1898. 

Ruth, born Sept. 1, 1899. 

Curtis Holbrook, born June 2, 1901. 

Richard Kyes, born Dec. 6, 1903. 

William F. Caldwell, son of John and Catherine (Smith) 
Caldwell, born May 30, 1844, married Nellie Adams of 
Cambridge, lived for a few years at Charlestown, then 
settled at Lexington. 

Samuel Caldwell, son of John and Ruth (Gleason) 
Caldwell, married Eliza Ann Sawyer. Their children: 
Adrianna Eliza, born August ir, 1827. 
Samuel Gleason, born May 9, 1829. 
Julia Ann Frances, born April 8, 1833. 
Royal Augustus, born Sept. 20, 1836. 
Julia Ann, born April 20, 1840. 
Eliza Frances, born Oct. 1842. 
Caroline Matilda, born Sept. 20, 1846. 

Eliza Frances Caldwell, dau. of Samuel and Eliza Ann 
(Sawyer,) Caldwell, m. George E. Fowle. Their children: 
Carrie Augusta, born May 31, 1866. 
Julia Sawyer, born Sept. 9, 1868. 
Willard Kingsley, born May 1, 1870. 
Parker Caldwell, born Aug. 24, 1873. 
Lylie Perham, born Aug. 6, 1876. 
Fred Warren, born July 17, 1878. 
John, born June 26, 1880. 


Caroline M. Caldwell, dau. of Samuel and Eliza Ann 
(Sawyer) Caldwell, married William H. Pound. Their 

William Herbert, born Feb. 2, 1872. 

George Edward, born Aug 31, 1873. 

Frederick Horace, born Feb. 4, 1877. 

Arthur Wellesley, born Sept. 4, 1880. 

Grace Whitcomb, born May 5, 1885. 

Samuel Caldwell, son of Samuel and Eliza Ann (Saw- 
yer) Caldwell, married Sarah F. Dearborn. Children : 
Susan Frances, born July 8, 1855. 
Angie Isabel, born Jan. 10, 1857. 
Charles Samuel, born 27, 1858. 
Frederick Herbert, born Sept. 8, i860. 
Annie, born 1864. 
Edward Herbert, born Oct. 4, 1867. 

Jeptha Caldwell, son of John and Ruth (Gleason) Cald- 
well, born 1804, died 1881, married Maria Kittredge, dau. 
of Dr. Francis Kittredge, of Woburn ; they settled at 
Woburn. There were several children, — three only lived 
to maturity : 

Maria F. born Dec. 1841, m. Mr. Kimball; lives 

in Lynn ; one son, lives in New York. 
Charles H. born May, 1848. m. and has 2 dau'rs. 
Mary E. born Feb. 1851, died Sept. 1881. 

Ruth Caldwell, dau. of John and Ruth (Gleason) Cald- 
well, married Joshua Rich and lived in Maiden. Children : 
Hannah Knowles, m. Levi F. Stevens. 
Julia, twin, m. Elisha Littlefield. 
Jerome, twin, m. Emily Spofford. 
Jonas Caldwell, unmarried. 

Hannah Knowles Rich, dau. of Joshua and Ruth (Cald- 
well) Rich, married Levi F. Stevens, of Truro, Mass.; 
they lived at Somerville. Children : 

Herbert Franklin. 




Herbert Franklin Stevens, son of Hannah Knowles 
(Rich) and Levi Franklin Stevens, m. Jennie Lathrop, of 
Charlestown ; they live at Passaic, N. J. Children : 


Bessie Worthen. 

Herbert Chester. 

Julia Stevens, daughter of Hannah Knowles (Rich) and 
Levi Franklin Stevens, married Walter Sanborn, of 
Somerville ; they have two sons : 

Herbert Stevens Sanborn. 

Arthur Howard Sanborn. 

Emma Stevens, daughter of Hannah Knowles ( Rich) 
and Levi Franklin Stevens, married Arthur W. Glines, 
of Somerville. 

Jerome Rich, son of Ruth (Caldwell) and Joshua Rich, 
married Emily Spofford, of Bakersfield, Vt. Their son : 
Jonas Gaylord Rich, lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Martha Caldwell, daughter of John and Ruth (Gleason) 
Caldwell, born in Burlington, March 28, 1813 ; married 
Jacob Munroe, of Burlington, May 31, 1836. In 1867, they 
sold their Burlington property, and removed to their new 
residence on Academy Hill, Woburn. Died in Woburn, 
June 25, 1892. Their children : 

George Jacob, m. Sarah Maria Nichols. 

John Ishmael, m. Ada Wright Trull. 

George Jacob Munroe, son of Martha (Caldwell) and 
Jacob Munroe, born in Burlington, March 28, 1837. — 
Married Sarah Maria Nichols, of Woburn, Dec. 29, 1869. 
Died Nov. 23, 1891. Seven Children born in Woburn : 

Edith Marion, born Nov. 9, 1870. 
Florence Lydia, born Aug. 29, 1872 ; 

A. B , Wellesley, 1893. 
Martha Ada, born December 7, 1874; 

Wellesley, '92-'94. 
George Chalmers, born July 18. 1877. 
Bertha Nichols, born May 25, 1S80 ; 

Smith College, 1898-1900 ; 

married, April 6, 1903, Dr. Arthur Linwood 

Parker, of Concord, N. H. 


Harold Knapp, born July 10, 1884; M. I. T. '06. 
Ralph Milton, born Sept. 6, 1886. 

John Ishmael Munroe, son of Martha (Caldwell) and 
Jacob Munroe, born in Burlington, May 14, 1839; married 
Ada Wrigot Trull, of Woburn, June 13, 1867 ; died 
Oct. 3, 1898. Two children : 

John Trull, born in Woburn, May 13, 1868 ; 

died Aug. 22, 1868. 
Elisabeth Trull, born in Woburn, Jan 19, 1870; 
died May 10, 1886. 

Ahnira Caldwell, daughter of John and Ruth (Gleason) 
Caldwell, born Sept. 15, 1818, died Sept. 3, 1887 ; married 
Samuel C. Skelton, July 3, 1838 ; lived on Academy Hill, 
Woburn. Of their four children, two lived to maturity : 
Melina, born Jan. 22, 1846, m. James Skinner. 
Samuel, born March 10, 1850 ; unm. 

Melina Skelton, dau. of Samuel C. and Almira (Cald- 
well) Skelton, married James Skinner, a successful leather 
manufacturer of Woburn, Nov. 4, 1869. Their children : 

Mabel Lauraine, b. Aug. 15, 1870, m. C. G. Lund. 

James Lambton, b. May 26, 1873, d. Aug. 15, 1896. 

Annie Almira, born Nov. 15, 1877. 

Maud Melina, born March 4, 1880. 

Mabel Lauraine Skinner, dau. of James and Melina 
(Skelton) Skinner, married Charles G. Lund, of Woburn, 
Nov. 4, 1891 ; they reside at Montvale Ave. Woburn. 
Their children : 

Charles G. born Sept. 1, 1892. 

Kleanor, born Aug. 19, 1895. 

Matilda Caldwell, daughter of John and Ruth (G'eason) 
Caldwell, married Bartholomew Raymond; one son : 

Edward Everett, m. Maria Centre ; he d. at 23 yrs. 

Royal Caldwell, son of John and Ruth (Gleason) Cald- 
well, married and had one son : — Calvin. 


Of Edward Raymond Caldwell, son of John G. and 

Abbie (Lord) Caldwell, we find the following memorial in 
the Chronicle of Ipswich, Sept. 20, 1895 : [Extracts :] 

Mr. Caldwell was born in Ipswich on the 18th of April, 
i860. His father died 14 years ago, and his widowed 
mother was regarded with tender solicitude. 

Mr. Caldwell was educated in our public schools, and 
was an apt and promising pupil. On leaving school he 
entered the employ of E. F. Brown; and after acquiring a 
practical knowledge of the drug business, went to Glouces- 
ter, where he was employed several years. He then went 
to Brockton, where the last 12 years of his life were spent. 

* * Mr. Caldwell returned from the West Indies [whith- 
er he went in search of health,] but he failed rapidly. 
Last autumn he went to California, in the hope of prolong- 
ing life, but lived only ten weeks after his return. 

* * The funeral service was on Thursday afternoon, 
from his home on High street, and was attended by a mul- 
titude who filled the house and overflowed upon the side- 
walk. The abundance of the floral offerings, testified not 
only to the great number of friends, but also to the fra- 
grant memories of the deceased. 

Delegations were present from the Brockton Lodge, F. 
and A. M.; fiom John T. Heard Lodge, Ipswich; and 
from Syracuse Lodge, K. of P. The beautiful Masonic 
ritual was read by the Brockton delegates, as the long 
cortege stood upon the hillside of the ancient graveyard, 
with the soit September sun glancing lovingly upon the 
casket of the gentle sleeper. No sound broke the stillness 
but the solemn voice of the reader, and the occasional 
lallino: of the early Autumn leaf 

* * Jfc 


226 CAl^DWEL,!,. ERRATA. 

Corrections. — Additions. 

Page 156. (120) Albert Henry Caldwell, d. June 20, 1893. 

Frances Augusta, his wife, d. Aug. 22, 1887. 
Page 186. (171) Children of Arthur Hallett Caldwell: 

Francis Sweetser, b. Feb. 20, 1890. 

William Sharswood Ellison, b. May 11, 1802 
Page 186. (172) Children of Abby Frances (Caldwell) 

and Horatio Bates : 

Marjory, b. June 16, 1896. 

Caldwell Clement, born Dec. 15, 1898. 

died March 21, 1901. 
Page 187. (173) Eben Caldwell, born April 4, 1861, m. 

Kate V. Laughlin. Children: 

Harold San Yorx, born Dec. n, 1888. 

Kenneth Furber, b. Aug. 10, 1892. 
Page 187. (174) Henry Caldwell Robinson, his son, — 

Harold Long, born March 30, 1889. 


©afdtoerf. 0if©rd, fflairas. 

John and Dolly Hoyt Caldwell, Fourth Generation. 

By Mrs. Sumner Kimball, Lovell, Maine. 

John Caldwell, 1746-1813, Oxford, Maine, a descendant, 
fourth generation, of John and Sarah Dillingham Cald- 
well, 1654, was born, as were his parents and grandparents, 
at Ipswich, Mass. He was the son of William and Lydia 
Lull Caldwell, (page 50,) who, at their marriage, rented 
rooms in the Lull House on High street ; and later pur- 
chased this house for their permanent home ; and here 
John, their seventh child, was born, March, 1746. On the 
fourth day of that month, the new-born babe was carried 
to the Meeting-house, and was christened John, by the 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, a minister of "sweet peace, true 
greatness and prevailing prayer," [see his tombstone.] 

At the age of 24 years John Caldwell married Dolly 
Hoyt, of Rowley. The wedding was in Ipswich, May 31, 
177 1, and the officiating clergyman was the Rev. Joseph 
Dana, D. D., of the South Church, a man, like Mr. Rogers, 
greatly endeared and long remembered by his Parish. 

The newly married pair lived a little while in Ipswich, 
then moved to Salem; later they chose Haverhill for a 
home. Finally, they were induced to move to Hebron, — 
now called Oxford, — Maine, and it became the permanent 
and apparently the much loved home of the family; and 
the centre from which scores of families have scattered, 
and have been recognized for their intellectual and spirit- 
ual worth. The following pages will include more than 
a hundred families whose worthy origin can be traced to 
the pleasant homestead at Oxford. 

The three generations that preceded John and Dolly Hoyt 
Caldwell, in Ipswich, were: 

First Generation : 

John and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, page 42. 

Second Generation: 

John and Sarah Foster Caldwell, page 42. 


Third Generation : 

William and Lydia Lull Caldwell, page 50. 

And the story of the Fourth, — John and Dolly Hoyt Cald- 
well, and their multiplied children, will occupy the follow- 
ing pages. 

The children of John Caldwell I, ( 1st of the Oxford line,) 
and Dolly Hoyt, his wife, were five in number ; and we 
give them with such dates and references as we are able to 
glean from records and traditions: (the numerals prefixed 
to the names of the children, indicating that they will ap- 
pear in the next generation with more complete history.) 

2 John, born 1772, married Sarah Merrill, of Gray, 

died at Andover, Me., July 9, 1854, aged 82 yrs. 
6 mos. 

3 Philip, born Dec. 2, 1773, m. Susan Perkins, 1798. 

4 William, born Oct. 1, 1775, m. Nancy Woodward. 

5 Polly, born at Oxford, July 15, 1782, m. Rev. 

Dan Perry. 
Dolly, m. Rev. Joseph Ricker, d. at Oxford, 1802. 

Of the old homestead at Oxford, to which our earliest 
ancestor came, we have the following historic story, from 
the pen of Mrs. Ellen (Caldwell) Thompson, of Keyser, 
West Virginia, dated June 20, 1899. It will be read with 
a living interest, as it gives glimpses of all the occupants 
of the old home from its earliest possession to present date. 

Reminiscences of the Old Homestead, at Oxford. 

Mrs. Ellen C. Thompson. 

To the living members of the Caldwell family, born and 
reared in the old home, there is a special interest in the 
new edition of the Genealogical Records. 

My great-grandfather and his wife, John and Dolly Hoyt 
Caldwell, were the first of the Ipswich Caldwells to become 
residents of Maine. They settled upon land for which he 
probably received a patent from the State, and which was 
then included in the town of Hebron, and so remained until 
years after their death ; it was then included in the new 
town of Oxford. 

My great uncles, John and Philip, settled on farms near 
their parents. The farm of John was no doubt a part of 


the original tract taken up by his father ; and in my girl- 
hood it became again, by purchase, a part of the original 
homestead, and has so remained. To us who were asso- 
ciated with and shared the sports of his grandchildren, it 
will always be the "Uncle John Farm." My greatgrand- 
father's youngest son, William, who was my grandfather, 
remained at home, carrying on the farm "at the halves." 
At the death of his parents the farm became his. 

John Caldwell, Senior, was a cabinet maker; there are 
today children of the fifth generation who regard the tall 
chest of drawers in their father's house, as a monument of 
antiquity. It is also a monument to the skill and faith- 
fulness of their great-great-grandfather ; for though a cen- 
tury and more has passed since he constructed the chest, it 
is as strong and substantial as when new. 

My great aunts, Polly and Dolly, married clergymen. 
Of Dolly I find only this record : " Married Rev. Joseph 
Ricker ; died at Oxford, about 1802." That was ninety- 
seven years ago ; but I have an indistinct recollection of a 
grave by her parents side, at the head of which was a 
dilapidated headstone sacred to her memory. 

Her parents followed her in a few years, my great-grand 
father's death occurring Dec. x6, 1813, at the age of 67 ; 
and Dolly, his wife departed Dec. 19, 1S15, aged 74 years. 

The house which my ancestor built was after the style 
of his time, the frame being of hewn timbers, and larger 
than those in use for the same purpose at this day. It had 
a huge chimney in the center which, with its big open fire- 
places, warmed the two "front rooms," and the commodi- 
ous kitchen in the rear. It had five windows in each 
gable, two of them being of the ordinary size with upper 
and lower sashes, and the other three of half the size, with 
stationary sash ; one of them being in the middle over the 
other windows, and the other two out at either side, light- 
ing a little "cuddy" under the eaves. 

My grandparents, William and Nancj 7 Woodward Cald- 
well, here reared their family of three sons and a daughter. 
Tht education which they received was attained through 
much sacrifice and many struggles, but they were fitted as 
few others have been for usefulness. 

It was in this same old heme that my parents, Leonard 
and Hannah Farrington Caldwell, trained their children 


and spent the greater part of their lives. About the time 
of their marriage, an extension was built to the old house. 
The two families were thus more comfortably accommo- 
dated To us, as children, even the old garret had many 
charms. In the "blue chamber" we would sometimes dis- 
play with pride the penciled autograph of Frank Pierce, a 
fellow-student and room mate at College of our uncle 
Zenas Caldwell, who taught the district school, boarded 
with our grandparents, and afterwards became the Presi- 
dent of the United States. 

We looked forward with eager anticipation to the annual 
visits of our uncle Merritt and aunt Rosamond; and our 
cousins who were about the same age as some of us. They 
came from Carlisle, Pa., and to us it was like a journey 
from foreign lands. They came to us from New Glouces- 
ter, the early home of Mrs. Caldwell, in a carryall with 
two horses. Their leave-taking was always sad ; such was 
the feebleness of my invalid grandmother, that there was 
the ever-present feeling that the meeting and parting 
would be the last. Grandmother was always frail, yet she 
outlived her husband and all her children but one. Grand- 
father died in 1862, at the age of 87 years. We have none 
but pleasant recollections of him. He lived in peace with 
God and man. Sterling integrity and sound judgment 
won for him the respect of all men. He lived to see one 
great-grandson, who was the third Leonard in the family. 

It was in the old home that the first great sorrow of their 
wedded lives came to my parents : Zenas Melville, whom 
I was too young to remember, died in 1839. In 1855, 
Emily Clark, the first born, died of consumption, aged 21. 
It was from this home that our eldest brother, Leonard 
Augustus, went to Minnesota to make for himself a home ; 
he married his cousin, Francena Cummings ; [his portrait 
and record is given on another leaf;] but after a year or 
two of successful endeavor and happy wedlock, he went 
to fill a soldier's grave in Memphis, Tenn. 

My youngest brother, W'illiam Farrington Caldwell, 
bears up the name of his ancestors, — William for his pa- 
ternal and Farrington for his maternal grandfather. He 
was born April 28, 1840. In 1 86 r . he married Mehitable 
Winship. of Otisfield, Maine. He took her to his father's 
home, as his lather and grandfather had taken their brides 


before him. By the death of our father, in the fall of 1863, 
he was left with the responsibility of managing the large 
farm. With this inheritance there devolved upon him the 
care of our aged grandmother, our mother and younger 
sister Annie. There was bequeathed to him, also, the 
duty of sustaining the family altar, where several genera- 
tions of our family had, in their turn, bowed in prayer. 
Diffident in the extreme, and under-estimating his abilities, 
yet he took up his daily cross and conscientiously carried 
out the wishes of our dying father. 

Soon after our father's death, our grandmother was invi- 
ted to spend her remaining days with her daughter, Mrs. 
Nancy Clark, of Portland, Maine. From this home, after 
a year or two of suffering and triumph, her remains were 
brought to the old homestead and buried beside those of 
her husband, where repose the children, parents, grand- 
parents and great-grandparents. William was one of the 
great-grandchildren of John and Dolly Hoyt Caldwell, 
who took an interest in replacing the worn out headstones 
at their graves, in time to save the dates of departure. 

Our mother made frequent visits to her friends, but to 
her there was no place so attractive as the home of her son 
and his family, and her home, as well. A few years before 
our father's death, a new house had been built, from which, 
surrounded with comforts and the kind ministrations of 
son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, she was taken, 
with almost the suddenness of translation, to her eternal 
home, aged 72 years. She was the last one of the name to 
be buried in our old graveyard. Of William's children, 
the two who have died are resting in a new and attractive 
enclosure, dignified by the name of Cemetery. Emily 
Agnes, the eldest child, a beautiful girl of fourteen, who 
was named for her aunt Emily, was the first to be buried 
in the new ground. A few years later, Guy Harold, aged 
five years, was laid by her side. 

In early life William was passionately fond of music ; 
and, had the opportunity been given, he would have ex- 
celled in this art. Circumstances and not choice seemed 
to decide his vocation ; but in later life his love and prac- 
tice of both music and painting, have proved a fund of 
pleasure for himself and his friends. The family, like 


their ancestors, are Methodists ; and make themselves 
useful in the Church and Sunday School. What my 
brother William is to the Church as a christian, he is to 
town as a citizen ; his uprightness and honesty coupled 
with sound judgment, have led his fellow citizens to elect 
him to offices of trust and responsibility. The children 
are an honor to their parents. Prof. Adelbert F. Caldwell, 
the eldest son, is a popular and successful educator. The 
daughters, Minnie and Annie, are successful teachers; 
and Beatrice, the youngest, is a fine scholar, and an ambi- 
tious scholar. William Leonard, the youngest son, will 
no doubt remain at home to be the comfort of his parents 
and a blessing to the community. 

For some of the facts pertaining to the early history of 
our Maine ancestors, I am indebted to the Rev. John B. 
Pingree, now of Dundee, 111. He is now 86 years of age. 
His grandmother was Ruth Hoyt, sister of Dolly Hoyt 
Caldwell. At the age of seven years, he went to live with 
my grandparents and remained with them eight years. In 
a recent letter, referring to my grandmother, he wrote : — 
' I am indebted to Mother Caldwell, under God, for all I 
have in character; and I venerate her memory more and 
more as the years go by." Referring to a visit at the 
home of my brother, several years since, he writes : " Oh, 
how much I did enjoy gofng over the old farm where my 
child feet had trotted so often, and especially where I had 
received such wonderful answers to prayer, — as at the big 
stone heap, in the ten acre lot, now all grown up to wood." 
So great a change has been wrought at the old farm by 
modern improvements and enlargements, that he was 
forced to add : " But I did miss the old house, the old 
barns and the corn house !" 
Keyser, W. Va., June 20, 1899. 


2. John Caldwell, son of John 1 and Dolly ( Hoyt, ) born 
about 1772, died at Andover, July 9, 1854, aged 82 years, 
6 mos.; married Sarah Merrill, of Gray; she died at An- 
dover, June 8, 1867, aged 89 years, 4 months. He lived 
upon a farm in Hebron, adjoining his brother William, 
until [849. About that time his youngest son, Frederick, 


came to him, and soon after he sold the estate to his neph- 
ew, Leonard Caldwell ; and John, and Frederick his son, 
went to Andover, where the remainder of his life was 
passed. John and Sarah (Merrill,) his wife, a most es- 
timable lady, lie buried in the Cemetery at Farmer's Hill, 
Andover. The children of John and Sarah (Merrill,) 
born at Hebron, now Oxford : 

6 Melinda, born May 24, i8or, died at Anson, May 19, 

1878, m. Thaddeus Greenwood. 

7 Dolly, b. 1802 ; m. Luther Carman, died Nov. 1886 

8 Aretas, b. Dec. 24, 1805, m. Augusta Maria Bearce, 

d. at West Paris, May 18, 1885. 

9 Richard, b. March 21, 1806 ; m. at Paris, Betsey 

Caldwell, [see Betsey 19,] d. at Fryeburg, 
July 17, 1887. 

10 Sophronia, born Dec. 15, 1809, m. [1] Wee- 

man, [2] Benj. Hutchings; d. at Chesterville, 
April 7, 1897. 
Solomon, b. Feb. 8, 1812, m. Vileria Wood ; d. at 
N. Waterford, Jan. 8, 1852, aged 39. See below. 

11 William Harrison, b. March 21, 1814, m. Elisabeth 

McAllister; d. at Rumford Point, Feb. 14, 1895. 

12 Sarah Jane, b. May 13, 1815, m. Preston Edwards, 

at Otisfield ; d. at Keene, N. H., Jan. 25, 1897. 

13 Frederick, b. May 15, 1819 ; m. Harriet K. East- 

man ; d. Farmer's Hill, Andover, Oct. 26, 1903. 

Solomon Caldwell, son of John 2, was born Feb. 28, 
18 13, married Vilera Wood ; died at North Waterford, 
Jan. 8, 1852, aged 39 years, 11 months. His wife died 
July 25, 1896, aged 77 years, 5 mos. He was the owner of 
a saw and stave mill, at Waterford ; and was regarded as 
a worthy, honest man. He left two daughters : 

Loella R. Caldwell, born June, 1844, died April 13, 1879, 
aged 34 years ; 

Flora Caldwell, born Jan. 1846, died Jan. 31, 1870, aged 
24 years ; 

— they were both teachers, and won many friends. This 
entire family now lie side by side in the North Waterford 


3. Philip Caldwell, son of John 1 and Dolly (Hoyt,) 
born at Hebron, Dec. 2, 1773; married Susan Perkins, 
March 12, 1798, died in South Paris, June 24, 1832. Susan 
Perkins was born at Middleborough, Mass., July 20, 1781, 
died May 15, 1861. Their homestead was a farm at South 
Paris. The children : 

14 Wesley, born in Paris, Feb. 9, 1799; m. Margaret 

Ford Cushman. 
15^ Lovina, born May 17, 1S01, m. Isaac Cummiugs, of 

Grey, died July 28,1885, at Canaan, Ct. 
15^ Polly, born March 17, 1803, married John True. 

16 John, born June 3, 1805, married [1] Maria Scribner 

[2] Catherine Foss. 
Susan, born June 9, died Sept. 9, 1807 

17 Asbury, Methodist minister, born April 27, 1809, 

m. Olive E. Merrill, Kennebunk Port, died at 
Kennebunk, Dec. 1, 1841. 

18 Isaiah, born March 18, 181 1, m. Lydia Ann Nelson. 
Maria P. born March 5, 1813, d. June 24, 1856. 

19 Betsey, b. April 3, 1815, m. Richard Caldwell 9. 

20 Caroline Perkins, b. Nov. 29. 1817, m. [1] Emmons 

Nelson, [2] Milton Abbott Straw. 

21 Seth Cushman, born Jan. 22, 1822, married Eliza A. 

Rev. Franklin P. (twin,) born Aprils, 1826, d. 1871. 

East Maine Conf. M. E. Church. 
Rebecca, (twin,) b. April 8, d. April 9, 1826. 
Angeline, b. Sept. 16, 1827, d. Sept. 16, 1831. 

4. William Caldwell, son of John 1 and Dolly (Hoyt,) 
born Oct. 1, 1775; married Nancy Woodward ; she was 
born at No. Yarmouth, Jan. 27, 1781. married May 2, 1799; 
a lady of singular devotion to all that is Divine ; whose 
memory is held with rare reverence and love. A Memoir 
of Mrs. Caldwell has been printed and widely read ; it can 
be no surprise to those who have perused it, that a mother 
of such entire consecration, such utter self-surrender tc the 
Christ-life and labors, should have sons like the Zenas and 
Merritt whose names appear in the following family 
register : 


The children of William 4 and Nancy (Woodward :) 

22 Zenas, born in Hebron, March 31, 1800, died Dec. 

21, 1826. Principal of Kents Hill Seminary, 1825. 

23 Leonard, born Jan. 30, 1803; married Hannah 

Farrington, May 29, 1831. 

24 Merritt , born Nov. 9, 1806, m. Rosamond R. Cush- 

man, Jan. 29, 1833 ; died at Portland, June 6, 
1848. Principal of Kents Hill Seminary, 1828; 
Professor of Metaphysics and Political Economy 
Dickinson College, 1834. 
24a Nancy, married Eliphalet Clark, M. D., Oct. 9, 1827; 

she was born April 25, 1809. 
Of William 4 and Nancy (Woodward) Caldwell, much 
has been written ; their children, too, have had many 
memorials, in volumes and folios : 

Of William 4, the husband and father beloved, the Rev. 
N. Hobart wrote : 

" A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, 
and loving favor than silver and gold. In the community 
where he had resided from his youth, the name of Father 
Caldwell is revered. His life in uprightness and honor, is 
acknowledged to have been a remarkable and an unusual 
success. He was a venerable and a most worthy man ; and 
as he deserved, he shared largely the confidence and the 
esteem of his acquaintance. 

" Nearly seventy years since, Father Caldwell embraced 
religion and united with the Methodist Church. This 
relation was worthily sustained. He was steadfast and 
firm, leading a most quiet and peaceful life in godliness 
and honesty. Humbleness of mind and tenderness of 
spirit were prominent traits of his character." 

The same pen wrote of Mrs. Nancy (Woodward) Cald- 
well, — whose portrait included in these pages will be a 
most pleasant and desired treasure : 

" She embraced religion and united with the Methodist 
Church in her youth. For ardent piety her life has been 
remarkable. For more than fifty years she has borne open, 
unequivocal testimony to the great truth that the blood of 
Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth from all sin." 

The Rev. Gershom F. Cox, brother of the unforgotten 
missionary, Mellville B. Cox, wrote a memory of Mrs. 
Nancy Caldwell : 


" With the mother of the Rev. Zenas and Prof. Merritt 
Caldwell, I was well acquainted ; and our acquaintance 
covered many years. The world would have called her 
beautiful and queenly. * * 

" Her way was the way of holiness. She gave me a his- 
tory of her spending a night in prayer. It was on this 
wise: vShe had been to the Camp Meeting; had labored 
hard in exhortation and prayer; but as ever she fell upon 
her knees in prayer, the temptation assailed her that the 
refreshing assurance that all was well would not be grant- 
ed her, and she would have to struggle all night in prayer. 
" All night it is !" she said. " But what will your friends 
say? What will wisdom say ?" But she had opened her 
mouth to the Lord and could not go back. The livelong- 
night she struggled against the temptation. When the 
day broke, like Jacob she found an answer to her prayer. 
From that hour onward she had no more struggle." 

We are not surprised that Mr. Cox added: " I have 
seen many saints but I think she stood at the head of her 
class among women." 

Mrs. Dr. Clark wrote of her mother : " Dear mother died 
away from her old home. * * She was remarkable for her 
Living Faith; her unwavering trust in the promises ; her 
controlling influence over others, that enabled her to turn 
many to righteousness." 

5. Polly Caldwell, daughter of John 1 and Dolly Hoyt 
Caldwell, born at Oxford, July 15, 1782; married the Rev. 
Dan Perry, June 25, 1809. He was born at Rehoboth, 
Mass., Aug. 5, 1779; died at Oxford, Dec. 16, 1864 He 
was a Methodist minister ; commenced preaching in 1802 ; 
was stationed in various places by his Conference until 
1809. He then settled at Oxford upon a farm given to 
Mrs. Perry by her father. 

In 1834 he again joined the M. E. Conference ; preached 
on various circuits until 1848. He then returned to Ox- 
ford and there passed the rest of his life, — and husband 
and wife are buried in the Cemetery of the town. Their 
children, born at Oxford : 

25 John Jasiel, b. Aug. 2, 181 1, m. Sarah Allen. 

26 Mary Caldwell, b. May 14, 1814, m. Emery Edes. 



Electa Elisabeth, born Aug. 22, 1816, died Dec 8, 
1857, at Portland ; buried at East Oxford ; a 
most competent and independent woman. 

Lucy Izetta, born March 11, 1821 ; became the 2d 
wife of Obadiah Gould Cook. 

27 Rev. Trueman Somerfield, clergyman of the Con- 

gregational Church, born Dec. 20,1826; Bow- 
doin College ; twice married. 

28 Christiana S. born Sept. 24, 1829 ; married Obadiah 

Gould Cook, Dec. 26, 1854. 


6. Melinda Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell 2 and 
Sarah (Merrill,) born at Hebron, May 24, 1801 ; died at 
Anson, May 18, 1898 ; married Nov. 4, i8f8, Thadeus 
Greenwood, born Jan. 14, 1793, died March 31, 1864. At 
the date of their marriage they made their home at Bethel; 
from thence they moved to Guilford, were they remained 
till 1828; they then chose Farmington for their resting 
place, and remained sixteen years ; in 1844 Industry be- 
came their abiding place for the remainder of life. 

Mr. Greenwood was a successful farmer, and accumula- 
ted a large property. Mrs. Greenwood was a truly wise 
and estimable helpmate. Her amiable and winsome dispos- 
ition gained for her everywhere a large cirele of acquain- 
tances. After the death of Mr. Greenwood, she passed her 
years of widowhood with her son Charles, and daughter — 
Mrs. Oscar Merry; and at her death her grave was made at 
Farmington Hill, beside her husband. 

Children of Melinda (Caldwell) and Thaddeus Greenwood : 
Albion Oriville, born June 26, 1820, died Oct. 26, 

1843, in Georgia. 
Sarah Jane, born Oct. 8, 1822, died Feb. 16, 1849, 

at Industry. 
Melinda, born March 27, 1825, died March 10, 1828, 
at Guilford. 
29 Hannibal, born at Guilford, June 23, 1827, died at 
Industry, Feb. 23, 1898. 
Melinda, born at Farmington, May 29, 1S29, died at 

Industry, May 1, 1849. 
Mary Ann, born at Farmington, Feb. 13, 1832, died 
at Industry, Aug. 11, 1847. 


30 George Henry, born at Farmington, Oct. 18, 1834, 

died at Norridgewock, June 14, 1897. 

31 Charles Mason, born at Farmington, March 14, 1837 

died at Anson, Dec. 23.. 1899. 

32 Caroline Augusta, b. at Farmington, Jan. 14, 1838. 

33 Ellen Marion, b. at Farmington, Dec. 1, 1842. 
Martha Louisa, born at Industry, Jan. 23, 1845 ; 

died at Industry, Aug. 31, 1879. 

7. Dolly Caldwell, daughter of John 2 and Sarah 
(Merrill,) born in Hebron, 1802; married Capt. Luther 
Carman ; died in Massachusetts, Nov. 1886, to which 
State she went after the death of her husband, and lived 
with her daughter. She was estimable in character; of 
more than ordinary industry, and always self-sacrificing. 

Capt. Luther Carman was born at Hebron, Sept. 1795. 
and died at Brighton, Nov. 1874. The children : 

An infant girl, d. e. 

Luther Milton, d. e. 

Francis Marion, d. e. 

Albion, d. e. 

34 Amanda Malvina. 

Adelaide Veloski, m. Wilder Reede, of Auburn ; he 
died in Massachusetts, whither they moved. 

Thaddeus Sebeski, m. Helen M. Wing, of North 
Wayne. Several children. 

35 Luther Stanhope, born Feb. 14, 1836, at Oxford. 

36 Edward Preble, twin, b. Nov. 30, 1842. 
William Welch, twin, " died early. 
William Wallace, machinist, lives at Portland. 
Helen Marr, unmarried. 

Of Capt. Carman it was printed : 

Capt. Luther Carman, of Brighton, was born in Hebron, 
Sept. 1795. He was a direct descendant on his father's 
side, of the celebrated Scottish clan of Carmans. On his 
mother's side he was of Spanish descent. Capt. Carman 
was a man of great versatility and wonderful ingenuity. 
He was at various times respectively, — farmer, carpenter, 
cabinet maker, painter, iron founder and machinist, inven- 
tor of machines, teacher of music, organ manufacturer 

In 1S47 he moved from Oxford, where he had resided 15 
years, to Harrison, and engaged in iron manufacture ; and 


two years later he came to this place, and made it his home 
the remainder of his life. 

The leading pursuit of his life was that of Iron Founder 
and Machinist ; which business he carried on many years. 
As a proof of his surprising ingenuity, he, — without any 
assistance or knowledge of the art, save what he had 
"picked up," — constructed two church organs, each con- 
taining 400 pipes, built at odd jobs, of excellent tone as 
well as elaborate finish ; likewise a hand organ, of a capac- 
ity of twenty-four tunes ; was inventor and builder of 
shingle and threshing machines, a patent press, rotary 
steam engine, &c. 

As manufacturer of elegant cabinet work he had few 
superiors. Music was his delight, and he was once a 
teacher of singing and thorough bass. At Oxford he was 
Captain of the Independent Light Infantry. 

His remains were interred at Auburn. 

8. Aretas Caldwell, son of John 2 and Sarah (Merrill) 
Caldwell, born at Hebron, Dec. 24, 1805, died at West 
Paris. May 18, 1895 ; married at Norway, Oct. 19, 1834. 
Augusta Maria Bearce, born at Bristol Aug. ir, 1814, died 
at Greenwood, Jan. 4. 1872. The children : the first seven 
were born at Oxford ; the last three at Greenwood : — 

Zarline Maria, born Dec. 31, 1836, m. at Boston Nov. 
5, 1862, David Dexter Fisk; he d. May 13, 1896. 

37 Sarah Merrill, born Aug. 14, 1838. 

38 Charles Aretas, born July n, 1840. 

39 George William Harrison, born April 22, 1842. 
Florence Elisabeth, born March 2, 1844 [see 39 ] 
Lucy Greely, born April 2, 1846, died Jan. 9, i860. 

(Poetical tribute, by Henry Young, — see following page.) 

Mary Ella, born Oct. 7, 1848, m. [1] Mr. Curtis ; 

[2] Mr Curtis; [3] A. R. Bucknam, West Paris. 

Her son S. Clarence Curtis, m. Olive Gerry, 

South Paris, live at Melrose. 
Julia Amelia, born Dec. 11, 1851. 
Samuel Jenkins, born Nov. 28, 1853. married Carrie 

Towne. of Norway ; live at East Saugus, Mass. 
Clarence Walter, b. Oct. 13, 1855, d. Jan. 31, 1891. 


Lucy Q. Caldwell. 

Daughter of Aretas and A. Maria Caldwell. Died Jan. 9, i860. 


Dearest Lucy, unencumbered 

Has thy gentle spirit fled ; 
Must thy name so soon be numbered 

With the cold and silent dead ! 

Yes, we feel that we're bereaved 
Of our darling in her youth ; 

And, oh, how our hearts were grieved, 
When we heard the sad, sad truth ! 

Ever pleasant, ever loving, 

As a flower in its bloom, 
Was our sweet and darling Lucy, 

Ere we laid her in the tomb. 

Like a lily, all perfuming, 

By her sweet and winning way, — 

Like a rosebud in its blooming, 
She was snatched from us away. 

In the sick room of the others. 

She has all attention been; 
Father, mother, sisters, brothers. 

Have her love and kindness seen. 

Loved by every one who knew her, 
She has gone into the grave ; 

For his victim Death has seized her, 
And no human hand could save. 

Now Hallelujah she is singing 

In a happy, holy strain; 
And the heavenly sphere is winning, 

Free from every care and pain. 

Dearest Lucy, how we loved thee, — 
How we love thee, even now; 

Hard it is in meek submission 
To our Father's will to bow. 

But we bow in humble calmness, 
For our loss to her is gain ; 

Jesus called the child so harmless, 
Evermore with Him to reign. 


And we hope ere long to meet her 

On the holy, happy shore; 
Oh ! the bliss when we shall greet her, 

Never to be parted more. 

9. Richard Caldwell, son of John 2 andSarah (Merrill) 
Caldwell, born March 21, 1806, at Hebron, died July 17, 
1887, at Fryeburg ; married, at Paris, by Rev. Mr. Pratt, 
Betsey Caldwell, born at South Paris, April 3, 1815 ; died 
at Rumford, 1840; she was the dau. of Philip 3, and Susan 
(Perkins) Caldwell, of South Paris. [See Betsey 19. J 

He married [2] Jan. 15, 1841, by Rev. E. S. Hopkins, 
Phebe Abbott Hutchins, born March 4, 1815, at Rumford, 
died April 16, 1865, at Lovell. She was the daughter of 
Hezekiah and Sally (Elliott) Hutchins, of Rumford. 

He married [3] March 22, 1868, by Rev. Joseph Smith, 
at Lovell, Mrs. Lydia (Ames) Webb, of Chatham, N. H., 
born Dec. 14, 1814, died Aug. 30, 1875, at Lovell ; she was 
the daughter of Stephen and Lydia (Head) Ames. 

He married [4] at South Chatham, N. H. by Ithiel E. 
Clay, Nov. 22, 1876, Mrs. Rebecca (Wyman) Bryant, born 
Feb. 7, 1819, died Oct. 13, 1S96, at Fryeburg. She was the 
daughter of Reuben and Sally (Walker) Wyman, of 
South Chatham. 

After his first marriage, Richard Caldwell went to 
Magalloway, to clear, for himself, a farm. There is yet 
the " Caldwell Landing" at this place. 

In 1836, he moved to Mechanic Falls, buying a large 
farm. At that date there was but one other house and 
home where the village now is. Four years later he 
moved to Rumford. In the spring of 1848, he chose 
Andover for his home, remaining until 1859, when he 
moved to Lovell. In 1875 he sold his Lovell estate and 
went to his daughter's home, at Bridgton. A little later 
he purchased a farm in Bridgton and remained upon it a 
number of years. Again he moved to West Fryeburg, 
and there passed the remainder of his days. 

He was from choice a farmer, and fully equal to all the 
suggestions and improvements of the life, never getting 
behind his neighbors in labors or successes. Of a jovial 
disposition, ready to listen or to tell a good sfory, — many 
of his witticisms are yet referred to by his large circle of 
friends. He held town offices, and was a leading member 


of the Methodist Church. In his family he was kind, 
pleasant and good. His children loved him and greatly 
mourned his departure. The children: 

40 Maria Elisabeth, born at Magalloway, Dec. 24, 1834 

died at Lovell, Oct. 1, 1869. 

41 Richard Oriville, b. at Mechanic Falls, July 17, 1837 

42 George Edwin, b. at Rumford, April 14, 1840. 

43 Lucy Adelphia, born Nov. 30, 1844, d. at Bridglon, 

May 17, 1876. 
Mary Cordelia, born at Rumford, March 7, 1847, m. 
her cousin, C. M. Greenwood; died at Anson, 
Sept. 22, 1875. 

44 Martha Izanna, born at Andover, July 15, 1850. 

jo. Sophronia Caldwell, daughter of John 2 and Sarah 
( Merrill, )born Dec. 15, 1809, at Oxford, died at Chester- 

ville, April 7, 1896; m. [1] Weeman ; m. [2] Benj. 

Hutchins, born at Minot, May 1 1, 1808, died at Chester- 
ville, Aug. 18, 1903. He was the son of Benj. and Nancy 
(Ryder) Hutchins, of Minot. His father was a soldier of 
the Revolution, and died soon after, leaving his son Ben- 
jamin, who was then but three years old. Though so 
early fatherless, he grew up to be a wise, prudent, success- 
ful man. Sophronia and Benjamin lived first at Poland ; 
then for many years at Dixfield. Their children : 
Richard Weeman. 

45 John Aretas, born ai Oxford July 31, 1834. 
Lucinda Ellenette, in. Libbey ; they reside at 

Portland ; 4 children : James, Nettie, d. e. 
Hosea, Fred d. e. 

46 Angelia Sophronia, born at Poland, Nov. 14, 1839. 
Benjamin Decatur, m. Emma Simpson, of Portland ; 

they live at Boston. Children, Arthur, Walter. 
Addie Electa, m. Latham; they live at Farm- 

ington ; children : George, Maude. 
Francelia Augusta, m. Mr. Babb ; reside at Deerfield. 

47 Zerline Zolyetta, b. at Dixfield, Feb. 20, 1854. 
George Aubery, m. Mrs. Clara Sales, of Peru ; they 

re>ide at Waxahachie, Texas. 


11 William Harrison Caldwell, son of John 2 and 
Sarah (Merrill,) born in Hebron, now East Oxford, March 
21, 1814; died at Rumford Point, Feb. 14, 1895; married 
at Canton, by Rev. George K. Shaw, June 10, 1844, Elis- 
abeth McCollister, born April 3, 1815, at Canton; died at 
Rumford, March 23, 1866, dau. of Thomas and Marjorie 
(Cobb) McCollister. 

He married [2] at Rumford, by Rev. John Elliott, Sept. 
16, 1866. Mrs. Melinda S. ( Elliott) Moody, b. Nov. 28, 1828 
dau. of David and Polly (Silver) Elliott, at Bethel. She 
married a third husband, — William Reed, of Bethel, a 
soldier in the Civil War. 

William Harrison Caldwell was a prosperous farmer, 
owning a lar^e estate in Rumford, then transferring his 
home in 1873. to Rumford Point. Children, b. at Rumford : 
Thomas Albion, born June 27, 1847. 

48 William Henry, b. April 18, 1849. 

Lizzie Vilera, b. May 17, 1852, married in Gray, by 
Eben'r Bean, May 9, 1893. to Jedediah Libbey, 
b. Jan. 16, 1834, at Gray. 

49 Frank Pierce, b. Sept. 25, 1853. 

Thomas Albion Caldwell, the eldest son of William 
Harrison Caldwell 11, has a career of peculiar interest : 

In the spring ot 1877, he went to Texas; and with ten 
men, drove 1700 head of cattle to Colorado, — a distance of 
1400 miles. 

He bought a farm at Colorado Springs ; sold it the fol- 
lowing year and went to NewMexico. Here he purchased 
teams and hauled lumber to Tombstone, Arizona. In 
1883 he again sold and returned to Rumford. 

In 1884. he went to Washington, and settled at Farmer, 
and cultivates his lands. 

12. Sarah Jane Caldwell, daughter of John 2 and Sarah 
(Merrill) born at Hebron, May 13, 1815 ; died Jan. 25, 
1897, at Keene, N. H.; married in Otisfield, Oct. 13, 1833, 
Preston Edwards, born July 1, 1809 He was the son of 
Jonathan and Sally Edwards, and died at Keene, N. H., 
Sept. 28, 1SS7. Preston Edwards was a farmer; he lived 
in his earlier manhood at Otisfield ; then he moved to An- 
dover and resided there fifteen years; his last years were 
passed at Keene, N H. 

Mrs. Edwards, after her husband's decease, went to 


Woonsoeket, R. I . , and through her years of widowhood 
her home was in that city and also with her son, Jonathan 
B. Edwards, at Andover. She lived to be 82 years old, 
retaining her mental and physical faculties to the end. 
With her husband she lies buried at Keene ; and the lov- 
ing eulogy of her son was: " She was a good, self-sacrific- 
ing mother, and we miss her." 
Children of Sarah Jane (Caldwell) and Preston Edwards : 

50 Solomon Caldwell, born Dec. 24, 1834, at Otisfield; 

d. June 9, 1884, at Keene. 
Melinda jane, born Oct 26. 1836, at Otisfield, died 
Oct 12. 1852, at Andover. 

51 Rhoda Moore, b. April 9. 1844, at Otisfield. 

52 Jonathan Baker, b. Aug. 22, 1847, at Andover. 

53 William Llewellyn, b. Jan. 27, 1851, at Andover. 
Albion Vivaldo, born Sept 28. 1852. at Andover; 

m. at Keene, by Rev. F. L. Flood, Dec. 22, 
1873, Ellen Frances Smith, born at Keene, Apr. 
22, 1850; shed. Jan. 25, 1899. He m. [2] at 
Denver, Col. Oct. 16, 1901, Mary Bowles, of 
Sioux City, No. Dakota. Reside at Portland, 

Benj. Franklin, born May 28, 1856. d. Apr. 24, 1857. 

Alcina Frances, b. June 30, 1859, d. Feb. 10, i860. 

Lucia May, b. Aug. 2, 1862, at Andover ; m. at 
Boston, by Rev. S. K. Howe, Aug. 2, 1896, 
A. L Lawrence, born Sept. 21, 1869, at So. Paris 
son of George T. and Joanna P. (Field) Law- 
rence, of Bethel. They reside at Medford. 

13. Frederick Caldwtll, son of John 2 and Sarah 
(Merrill,) born May 15, 1819, in Oxford ; married at Nor- 
way, Nov. 26. 1840, Harriet Kilgore Eastman, born Oct. 5, 
18 19; daughter of Joseph K. and Mary (Kilgore) East- 
man. He was a farmer and a Nursery Stock Salesman for 
twelve years, in Maine and New Brunswick. He resided 
185965, at Lovell ; but most of his years were spent at 
Farmer's Hill, Andover, where he died Oct. 26, 1903. 
His children : 

Harriet Melissa, born April 26, 1842, at Andover, 
m. Porter Kimball, Oct. 6, 1859. He was born 
Aug. 1, 1S31, d. July 3, 1872. He was of the 8th 


generation from Richard Kimball, Ipswich, 
Mass., 1634. ne child, Charles P. born at 
Lovell, May 3, 1867. [See below.] 

John Frederick, b. April 3, 1844, at Andover; m. 
Nov. 28, 1866, Viola Juliet Merrill, b. Dec. 16, 
1844, at Roxbury, dau. of Solomon M. and 
Charlotte (Mitchell) Merrill. An active mem- 
ber of the Oxford North Agricultural Society, 
and one of the Trustees for 13 years, also its 

Charles Henry, born March 21, 1850, at Oxford ; he 
lives at Chicago, and has two children, Blanche 
and Amy. 

Edwin Eugene, born Dec. 20, 1853, at Andover ; 

m. June 25, 1876, Lizzie Elvira Merrill, b. Mch 
8, 1857, dau. Rufus B. and Hannah (Billington) 
Merrill. He has held Town and Society offices, 
and, with his brother John, a prime mover in 
the Annual Oxford North Agricultural Society. 
His wife was a School Teacher in Andover and 
Byron. Their children : Bert Elmer, b. Aug. 16 
1879 ; Ralph Edwin, b. March 15, 1895. 

Albert Webster, b. Nov. 3, 1854, d. March 16, 1866. 

Sydney Irving b. March 27, 1859. He resided at 
ihe West; he was ill and returned to Andover, 
where he died. Two children : Herbert, Amy. 

Of Charles P. Kimball, son of Harriet Melissa (Caldwell) 
and Porier Kimball, grandson of Frederick Caldwell 13, 
we gatherthe following : 

Charles P. Kimball, born May 3, 1867, in Lovell ; mar- 
ried Nov. 6, 1889, in Andover, Helen Adams Berry, born 
July 4 1869, in Andover, daughter of Daniel G. and Re- 
becca (Noble) Berry. His father died when he was but 
five years of age. At that time he with his mother went 
to Andover, where most of his life has been spent. He 
received his education in the Grammar and High Schools 
of Andover ; one year in Somerville, Mass., and Rumford 
Academy, Rumford Center, Me. 

He was employed as a sawyer and dowel turner four 
years. Since 1893 he has been Agent of the Equitable 
Life Assurance Society, 120 Broadway, New York. Was 
a delegate to the Republican County Convention, 1897 ; 


and is one of the Republican Town Committee, Andover. 

He was appointed Postmaster at Andover, April 14, 1897. 
In connection with this office, he keeps a choice stock of 
groceries, and a general line of stationery, &c; is also 
Agent for the Rumford Falls Steam Laundry. 

He is a Mason, and a Charter Member of the I. O. of 
Red Men., at Rumford Falls. 

Mrs. Kimball was educated in the Grammar and High 
Schools of Andover, and Rumford Academy. Before mar- 
riage she was a Teacher ; had taught with success in 
thirteen terms of school. She is now Postoffice Assistant. 

14. Wesley Caldwell, son of Philip Caldwell 3 and 
Susan (Perkins) born in Paris, Feb. 9. 1799. died in Sher- 
man, Jan. 3, 1864 ; married Margaret Ford Cnshman, born 
at Sumner. June 26, 1804, died at Sherman, Aug. 29, 1891. 
She was the daughter of Levi and Margaret ( Ford) Cush- 
man, of Sumner. 

Wesley Caldwell and Margaret were among the pioneers 
of the town of Lincoln. From there they migrated with 
eight children to Aroostook County, April 10, 11, 1841, 
and settled at Sherman, which was then called No. Three, 
and afterwards known as Golden Ridge Plantation, — so 
named because of the rich soil of the land on which he was 
the first settler. The eight children alluded to above, 
were: Levi H., Sarah F., John W., Hiram P., Francis M., 
Leonard H., Maria L. One of these children [John W.] 
writes the following memory : — 

On the first day of May, 1842, Father, Levi and the 
writer, made our packs and started for the western part 
of Sherman, where were the only settlers then in the town, 
and following a line of marked trees, travelled seven miles 
through an unbroken lorest ; part of the time wading 
through waters and snows. Each of us carried a heavy 
load, consisting of provisions, bedding and tools. We 
reached our destination before dark, weary and sore from 
the effects of the hard day. We prepared a bough camp, 
ate a hearty supper, fell asleep, and rested as sweetly as on 
a bed of down. 

As soon as the bark would peel in June, we collected 
enough to cover our first dwelling. We dug deep holes 
and set posts in them ; we pinned the ribs on horizontally ; 


then covered the walls and roof with spruce bark. We 
built a rock chimney, with two fireplaces, very large and 
high, and their roominess allowed us to pile great maples, 
birch, and back-logs, which in winter would burn all night 
and keep the house warm. 

We lashed out a path on the line of spotted trees, and, 
on " Independence Day," July 4, 1842, the family moved 
in. All the children who were old enough walked the 
seven miles ; mother and the two youngest of the family, 
rode horseback, reaching the new home at four o'clock in 
the afternoon. We were all happy in being once more 
together ; and, at that homestead we passed the happiest 
years we ever knew. 

A healthier group of boys never made up a family circle 
in the wilds of Maine. When the Civil War broke out, 
six of the seven brothers became Volunteers, and served 
through the War. It resulted in the death of four of them, 
and in the permanent disability of the surviving two ; but 
not one ever regretted his enlistment. No. 

While the boys were in the war, Father died, and the 
large old-fashioned double house was burned, — the house 
and home where all the families, husbands, wives, children 
were wont to assemble on many occasions for a social 
domestic re-union. When the survivors of the war re- 
turned, all was changed. Mother, who had devoted a 
large portion of her time to scraping lint, and rolling 
bandages for the wounded soldiers, had grown prematurely 
old ; the greeting she gave the boys who returned was the 
mingled joy and sadness never forgotten. 

Levi, the oldest brother, did not go to the war; but was 
First Selectman during those years, and gave most of his 
time to Town business, and caring for the families of those 
gone to the war. It is often remarked that he thus did his 
full share in aiding to suppress the Rebellion. 

The " Six Brothers," of the war, are included in the 
following Family Record, the childrenof Wesley Caldwtll 
14 and Margaret (Cushman :) 

54 Levi Cushman, born at Lincoln, Sept. 26, 1826, 

m. Temperance Mirick. 

55 Sarah Forbes, b. at Lincoln, March 17, 182S, died at 

Sherman, Dec. 22, 1865, twice married. 


56 John Wesley, born at Lincoln, Nov. 6, 1829, 

married Mary Perry. 

57 Hiram Perkins, b. at Lincoln, March 26, 1832, m. 

Sarah J. Webber, died at Covington, Ky., 
Aug. 26, 1863. 
Philip, born Dec. 5, 1834, died Aug. 12, 1864, at 
Washington, D. C, buried at Arlington, North 
Cemetery, No. of grave, 7696. First member 
Co. I, 14th Maine Reg.; discharged and re- 
enlisted Co. E, 29th Maine Reg. Unmarried. 

58 Francis Marion, born at Lincoln, Jan. 7, 1837. 

59 Leonard Hathaway, born at Lincoln March 12, 1839, 

died at Mattawamkeag, May 31, 1886, married 
Flora A. Sleeper. 

60 Lucy Maria, born at Lincoln, March 18, 1841, 

married John W. Kellogg. 
' Asbury, born at Sherman, March 6, 1843, killed near 

Petersburg, Va. June 18, 1864 ; grave unknown. 

Member of Co. B, Maine Vols. [See below.] 
Serena, died early. 
Mary Susan, born at Sherman, Jan. 24, 1847, died 

Sept. 29, 1870 ; married Sept. 2, 1866, to Hiram 

George Sleeper, of Sherman. 

Mary Susan (Caldwell) had one son, Henry Beecher 
Sleeper, born Aug. 1, 1868; he married Inez C. Barker, 
April 16, 1894 Mrs. Inez C. Sleeper, was the daughter of 
Rodney Clinton and Eliza (Gove) Barker, and born at 
Island Falls, Nov. 25, 1873, and married at Sherman Mills 
A daughter, Lora Gove Sleeper, was born Jan. 26, 1902. 

— Asbury Caldwell, the ninth child in the foregoing 
Family Record, was a brave Volunteer, of the Civil War; 
the blood chills to read the brief story of his burial : 
He was shot in the battle before Petersburg. His brother. 
John Wesley Caldwell, was in the fight. He sought and 
found the body of Asbury. He entered a rebel house at 
night, and with the light of candles obtained a mantel, and 
inscribed the name of his soldier brother upon it, and 
placed it at the head of the hastily made grave. The rebels 
soon destryed it. He also engraved the name in a Syca- 
more, close by. While at work upon the mantel, the bul- 
lets of the enemy were freely sprinkled upon the house, and 
the work had to be completed in the security of the cellar. 


This family of Wesley Caldwell 14, was represented in 
the Civil War, in the 8th, the 14th and the 29th Maine 
Reg'ts ; and in the 9th N. H. Reg. An uncle was in the 
9th Maine; and cousins were in twenty different regiments 
of the Union Army. 

The Six Brothers included in the family record of the 
preceding pages, (Wesley 14,) will not be forgotten ; and 
a recent paragraph in a newspaper, elicited the following 
response from John W. Caldwell, "one of them," and the 
rehearsal of the patriotic names and lives: 

Six Brothers in the War. 

To the Editor of the Express: 

In your issue of the 2ist inst. I see an article headed, 
"One of Six Brothers who Fought in the Civil War." 
The reporter says: " It is doubtful if there is a parallel in 
this State, or possibly in the Country, of six brothers being 
in the Union armies at the same time." 

In my father's family, [Wesley Caldwell,] of Sherman, 
Aroostook county, Maine, there were six brothers who en- 
listed for the war, and all were in the army at the same 
time: — John W. and Asbury in Co. B, Eighth Maine ; 
Philip in Co. I, Fourteenth Maine, also in the Twenty- 
ninth Maine; Hiram P. Francis M. Leonard H. were in 
Co. A. Ninth N. H., and all enlisted the same day. The 
six were volunteers for three years or during the war ; and 
three of them, — Hiram, Philip, Asbury, — never returned, 
while Leonard came back with a bullet in his lungs which 
caused his death later. John and Francis still survive 
and still live in the same town of Sherman, which has been 
their home since April 1841. 

John W. recently celebrated his Golden Wedding with 
his wife, six children, grandchildren and great-grand- 
children, and a host of relatives and friends around him, 
including two brothers and one sister, with their families. 

Sherman Mills, Nov 25, fpoj. One of Them. 

The venerable mother alluded to, in a previous page, as 
growing "prematurely old," and welcoming her boys with 
"mingled joy and sadness," was most graciously spared to 
cheer with love and benediction, and gathered her friends 
around her on her 86th birthday; and the following mel- 
ody was penned for the hour: — 


Her Eighty-Sixth Birthday. 

Mrs. Margaret C. Caldwell, of Sherman Mills, celebra- 
ted her 86th birthday by inviting her descendants to a 
Birthday Party. The occasion was a very happy one. — 
She has four children living, twenty-two grandchildren, 
twenty-three great-grandchildren. 

She, with her husband, the late Wesley Caldwell, moved 
from Lincoln to Sherman in 1841. They had eleven chil- 
dren. Six of her sons enlisted in the Army during the 
War of the Rebellion ; and tour of them laid down their 
lives for their Country 

At the Birthday gathering, the following lines by Rev. 
I. C. Bumpus, were read : 

With hearts aglow in Christian love, 
And sympathy like that above. 
We gather here as friends to-day, 
To greet a pilgrim on her way. 

Fourscore-and-six eventful years, 
Pregnant with blessings, hopes and fears, 
A loving Hand has kindly given 
A boon so rare, a gift from Heaven. 

'Twas long ago, and far from here, 

When parents' hearts were filled with cheer 

As in their arms an infant rare, 

A daughter, sweet and pure and fair, 

Came nestling as from Heaven above — 

A precious gift, for God is Love. 

Full well they kept their pledges made, 

That special care, with Heaven's aid, 

Should mark the childhood and the youth 

Of one they loved in deed and truth. 

The days of wooing came at length, 
When lads and lasses, fresh with strength 
And nimble feet, on village green 
Tripped oft to music quaint, I ween. 
One bashful swain at length came near, 
As though there was a host to fear, 
And pledged his heart and hand and life, 
If Margaret would become his wife. 

She sacrificed her title, Miss, 
And sealed her pledge with many a kiss; 
While Parson grave, through future life, 
Pronounced them one — husband and wife. 
He •' Called them well r 


Years fled apace, 
And in their home they asked for grace 
To live for God, and Him alone, 
And through their life His life has shown. 

Their home was cheered with children rare, 
With sons and daughters hale and fair ; 
A goodly throng, — eleven in all, —  
Both small and large, short and tall ; 
A noisy group full well we know, 
Yet never vicious, never low. 

But hark ! The noise of war is heard, 
And manly hearts are being stirred. 
The cry comes echoing o'er the land, 
Our feeble armies must be manned. 
Six loyal sons of Margaret true, 
Resolved at once ; they bid adieu 
To home and loved ones ever dear, 
And joined the ranks without a fear 
Of Rebel's shot or treason's spite, 
Because they battled for the RIGHT. 

But two survive ! The cruel strife 
Has martyred four! And into Life 
They beckon her who gave them birth, 
As waiting here with saintly worth, 
She waits the summons from the King 
To join the choir above, and sing 
Redemption's song, with loved ones there 
In that bright world so pure and fair. 

And now may angels guard your way 
From earthly night to endless day ; 
And soothe your journey to the tomb 
Which Christ has robbed of all its gloom ; 
And may he greet your wondering eyes 
With many a glad and blest surprise, 
As husband, children kindred, all 
Shall gather there at His last call, 
When time and earth shall be no more. 
And Christ shall reign forevermore. 

15a. Lcvina Caldwell, daughter of Philip 3 and Susan 
(Perkins,) born May 17, 1S01, married Isaac Cummins, at 
Paris, May 7, 1819. They lived six years in Grey, and 
then removed to Mechanic Falls, a new settlement, they 
being the second familv to build a home there. The busi- 
ness at that date was lumbering only. 

All the incidents and privations of pioneer life were 
shared by them ; and doubly hard for Mrs. Lovina, as her 


husbands health failed because of the hardships and ex- 
posures of his army days in the war of 1812. The wife, 
however, was possessed of great native energy, and a most 
unbounded trust and confidence in the Divine. Whatever 
the emergencies, her faith failed not; and she was the 
comfort of her husband's days of feebleness. 

She became a widow in 1856, and at that time the ill 
health of her fourth son, Albert Webster, (61,) induced 
her to remove, with him to Glenco, Minn., and again she 
was subject to the inconveniences of frontier days, — life in 
entirely new lands. She never regretfed the sacrifice, and 
the results justified her wisdom in going. She made the 
new home homelike, and the abode became the resort of 
religions teachers and preachers 

After five years were passed, and she was in her sixties, 
the fearful Indian attack and Massacre occured. [1862.] 
In these days of terror, she was literally the tower of 
courage to others. She kept her wits about her, and never 
allowed a doubt of the eventual safety of the households. 
When the hour came that flight was a speedy necessity, 
she calmly filled a basket with the food from her larder, 
which proved to be the only nourishment the hasty travel- 
lers had during the day and night. 

After three weeks in Minneapolis, when it was evident 
that her western home would still be open to assault, she 
returned to Maine. When her son Philip came home from 
the war, she went to Canaan, Ct., and in a home near to 
him, she passed the latest days ; and on July 28, 1885, in 
her 88th year, the eventful earthly career ended ; the 
home-making woman had entered the eternal. 

Children of Lovina (Caldwell) 15 and Isaac Cummings : 

61 Will contain the records of these children and grand 

children — Seventh Gen. 
Andrew Sargent, born Dec. 9, 1820, at Grey, 

died Oct. 21, 1840. 
Philip Caldwell, born April 2, 1822, at Grey, 

died July 3, 1898, at Canaan, Ct. 
Mary Susan, born July 20, 1823, at Grey, 

died Nov. 16, 1892, at Paris. 
Isa:ic Watts, born May 18, 1825, at Grey. 
Lovina Kilburn, born July 7, 1827, at Minot; 

died March 8, 1829, at Poland. 


Albert Webster, born April 27, 1829, at Poland. 
Lovina Ann, born June 22, 1832, died Oct. 19. 1898, 

at Canaan. 
Francis Asbury, born Jan. 23, 1834, at Minot. 
Joseph Freeman, born Dec. 1, 1835, at Minot, 

died June 28, 1884, at Paris. 
Francina Maria, born Nov. 1, 1838, at Minot. 
Anna Augusta, born Sept. 17, 1847, at Oxford ; 

died Sept. 24, 1856. 

156. Polly Caldwell, dau. of Philip 3 and Susan (Per- 
kins,) born March 18, 1803, died July 21, 1883, married 
April 18, 1831, John True, of Poland, born May 31, 1808, 
died May 26, 1877; a wealthy farmer, who resided at Me- 
chanic Falls. Children : 

62 Sarah Maria, b Sept. 24, 1833, d. April 10, [875. 
Mary Adeline, b Sept. 17, 1834, d. Aug. 4, 1867. 

63 John Augustine, b March 19, 1836, d. May 4, 1877. 
Samuel Henry b. Feb. 17, 1838, d. Apr. 18, 1842. 
Addison Emery, b. Mays, 1841, d. April 12, 1897. 

See 63. 

16 John Caldwell, son of Philip 3 and Susan (Perkins) 
born June 3, [805, married [1] Maria Scribner, Jan. 3, 
1829; she was born Jan. 8, 1810, died April 21, 1844, at 
South Paris. He m. [2] July 21, 1848, Catherine Foss, 
born Nov. 16, 1811. John died Dec. 27, 1861, at So. Paris. 
Children of John Caldwell : 

Hannah Augusta, b. Aug. 12, 1830, d. Mch 2, 1832. 

64 John Asbury, b. January 1, 1833, d. Nov. 2, 1898, 

at Florida. 
Susan Avesta, b. Jan 11, 1835, d. Nov. 17, 1856. 
Samuel Philip, b. Aug. 3, 1836, d. Sept. 23, 1836. 

65 Charles David, b. Jan. 1, 1838, d. June 22, 1864. 
Harriet Ianthe, b. Mch 7, 1840. d. Dec. 22, 1868 ; 

m. E. K. Scribner, b. Dec. 12, 1842, d. May 19, 
1869, .Left two children, May and Charles. 

Samuel Scribner, b. Mch 12, 1842, d. Feb. 18, 1890. 

Elmer Valentine, b. July 16, 1849, d. at San Fran- 
cisco, April 28, 1874. 

Augustus, born Dec. 16, 1851, died at South Paris, 
Aug. 13, 1853 

Mary Ann, born April 7. 1865. 


Tragedy is a word rarely blended with Caldwell-story ; 
but in the dying of Elmer Valentine, son of John 16 and 
Susan Perkins Caldwell, [see preceeding page,] another 
word perhaps could not be used. When 24 years old, 
Elmer went to San Francisco. He was the driver of a 
horse car in that city. April 13, 1874, was to be his Wed- 
ding Day. But on the night of April 8, while he was 
soundly sleeping, a young creature at his boarding house, 
deliriously intoxicated, pointed a pistol at the sleeper's 
pillow, and— the life instantly ended. It was a fearful 
shock, not only to his bride, but to everybody. His Wed- 
ding Day was the funeral day. The casket was borne to 
the church where the bridal vows would have been made. 
Rev. Dr. Stone, who had been requested to officiate at the 
wedding, conducted the funeral service. 

17. Rev. Asbury Caldwell, of the Methodist Church, 
son of Philp 3 and Susan (Perkins,) born at Paris, April 
27, 1809 ; m. July 10, 1836, Olive E. Merrill, of Kenne- 
bunkport. He died Dec. 1, 1841, leaving two infant sons. 
At the age of fourteen years he became an earnest chris- 
tian ; and his conviction was that the life-work was to be 
the Ministry. He entered Maine Wesleyan Seminary, 
graduating 1830. He was the preacher by appointments 
of the Methodist Conference at Newfield, Fryeburg, Win- 
throp, Augusta, Wiscasset, Rockland. 

In addition to pulpit labors he gave twenty-one temper- 
ance lectures within a few months of his death. During 
the eleven years of his pulpit life, he delivered more than 
five hundred addresses on temperance and slavery, and 
was a constant contributor to periodicals. 

Mrs. Olive E. Caldwell was a lady of broad, intelligent 
views, highly cultivated mind and heart. She survived 
Mr. Caldwell twent>-one years. Their two sons have been 
prominent in the Christian interests and Churches : 

66 Rev. Asbury, Jr , born Feb. 2, 1838 ; 

died January 29, 1862. 

67 Rev. John Merrill, born Aug. 29, 1839. 

iS. Isaiah Caldwell, son of Philip 3 and Susan Per- 
kins,) married at Paris, by his brother, the Rev. Asbury 
Caldwell, to Lydia Ann Nelson. He was born March 18, 
1S1 i, at Paris ; died at Poland, June 19, 1839. Mrs. Lydia 
Ann, his wife, born 1814, died 1885, aged 71 years. She 


was the daughter of Nathan Nelson ; and her mother's 
maiden name was Bridgman. Isaiah Caldwell was a 
grocer. His children : 

Isaiah Alonzo, born July 2, 1836, died at Oxford, 
March, 1894 ; was iri the Civil War ; m. Melinda 
Lane; dau. of Simeon and Charlotte (Merrill) 
Lane ; she d. 1862. He m. [2] Eunice Scribner, 
who now lives at Oxford. 

68 Charles Baker, born July 12, 1838 

19 Betsey Caldwell, daughter of Philip 3 and Susan 
(Perkins,) born April 3, 1815, married Richard Caldwell 9, 
son of John 2, and Sarah (Merrill ;) she died at Rumford, 
1840. She left three children : Maria, Richard, George. 
[See Richard Caldwell 9.] 

20. Caroline Perkins Caldwell, dau. of Philip 3 and 
Susan (Perkins,) born Nov. 29, 1817, m. at Poland Nov. 
30, 1837, Emmons Nelson, born Oct. 5, 1816, died at 
Oxford, May, 1862, son of Nathan Nelson. She m. [2] 
at Chelsea, Mass., Nov. 24, 1864, Milton Abbott Straw. 
Children : 

69 Emmons Melville, b. Dec. 9, 1839, d. Aug. 23, 1866. 

70 Carolina Augusta, born Feb. 5, 1842. 

Susan Maria, born Aug. 23, 1848, d. Nov. 27, 1870. 
m. Andrew J. Gilley, March, 1866. Their son 
Edward Milton, born Nov. 27, 1868. 

21. Seth Cushman Caldwell, son of Philip 5 and Susan 
(Perkins,) born at Paris, Jan. 22, 1822; married at New 
Bedford, Mass., Eliza Ann Cummings, Nov. 26, 1846, — 
the Rev. Charles Henry Titus officiating. 

He was one of a family of fifteen children. At nine 
years of age he became a christian, and ever maintained a 
consistent life and character. He went to New Bedford in 
the Spring of 1842. He carried with him a transfer of 
church membership, and immediately united with the Elm 
street M. E. Church. 

In May 1843, he with several of the Elm St. members, 
united with a Mission Chapel in the northern part of the 
city. This mission grew to a large church, called the 
Pleasant street M. E. Church. He was one of the Trustees, 
a Class Leader, and a life-long member. He had a' class 


in the Sunday School nearly 
sixty years. He served as 
Superintendent of a Sunday 
School two years at Mount 
Pleasant. He was deeply 
interested in the young peo- 
ple, and loved by his class 
ol young men. He rarely 
was absent from a service 
in the church, though his 
health was frail several 

In i86i he was anxious to 
enlist as a soldier of the 
army, but the Physician 
could not accept him, be- 
cause of rheumatism that 
affected the heart. "Then," 
said he, " I will help my Seth Cushman Caldwell. 

Country every other way I can !" and he did. 

He was highly regarded as a business man and citizen, 
throughout the city ; and he left, at death, a modest legacy 
to the Church he ardently loved. 

Mrs. Caldwell still survives him and an adopted son 
and daughter. They adopted three children : 

Willie Herbert Caldwell, born in New Bedford, 
died July 3, 1858. 

71 Henry Arthur (Thing) Caldwell, born Oct. 17, 1858 

married Rebecca Jane Cribber. 

72 Josephine Jane (Hazzard) Caldwell, b. Oct. iS, 1861 

Mr. Caldwell's last sickness was brief. A sudden cold 
developed pneumonia ; he died Dec. 10, 1902, after an ill- 
ness of three days. The burial service was, by request, at 
the Pleasant St. Church, Dec. 15. The Pastor invited 
four former Pastors to assist at the funeral ; and they each 
brought loving testimony of their knowledge of his warm 
hearted excellent christian character and helpfulness. 

The service closed with a brief tribute in verse, written 
by the adopted son, Henry A. Caldwell, on the way from 
Indianapolis, Ind., to the father's funeral. As the min- 
ister read them, he said: " The verses are true and 


express the sentiment of all who knew our Brother 
Caldwell : 

%n Ulkmoriam. 

Here lies at rest a man who knew not wealth or fame, 
But, blazoned on his record clear, is his untarnished 

name ; 
He knew not wealth, but in his heart was wealth of 

love untold; 
He knew not fame, yet battles won whose stery ne'er 

was told. 
His charity was boundless, as the ocean rolling wide ; 
His patience and humility as constant as its tide. 
They loved him most who knew him best ; his friends 

were friends indeed ; 
Forever was his ear inclined to listen to their need. 

And tribute we would pay to him, who now lies silent 

here ; 
A tribute to his sterling worth would place upon his 

He never claimed reward in life for kindly deed or word, 
But ever gave the credit to his Master and his Lord. 
Religion he exemplified by daily word and deed ; 
He was faithful in his duty of sowing Christian seed. 
And now farewell, Beloved, ever peaceful be thy rest, 
We know that you have found your place reserved 

among the blest. 

It has been further said of Mr. Caldwell : He was early 
left fatherless, and obliged to obtain for himself an edu- 
cation and livelihood. He was really successful, owing 
doubtless to motherly advice and early training. 

Of the everyday busy life, another adds : 

He resided in New Bedford from 1842 to his departure. 
He was engaged in teaming for thirty years ; afterwards 
in concreting two years ; Superintendent of Streets two 
years. And add to these real-life dutiesa constant interest 
and activity in Church and all religious claims and ex- 
pectations, one can easily imagine that the voice of wel- 
come was, " Well done, faithful and good son." 


The married life of Seth Cushman Caldwell proved most 
helpful to his interests and welfare, and he found a sym- 
pathy with his own common-sense views. With wisdom 
and discretion and the peculiar perception of the wisest 
and best course to take, the blended lives pursued the 
plain and clear path, — a walk that led ever to "the better 
farther on." 

A relative adds to our records a glance of Mrs. Caldwell's 
early days and intellectual developments : 

Seth Cushman Caldwell married at New Bedford, Eliza 
Ann Cummings. She was born at East Freetown, Mass., 
Jan. 31, 1822; was the daughter of Sylvester and Hannah 
Macomber (Fuller) Cummings. Sylvester the father was 
born at East Freetown, May 2, 1798. Hannah, the mother 
was born at Kingston, Dec. 16, 1797 ; married Sept. 14. 
1820. Sylvester moved from East Freetowu, 1825, to Fair 
Haven. His wife died at Fair Haven, May 26, 1853; and 
he died at New Bedford, Jan. 15, 1869. He was a farmer, 
but he gave his daughter, Eliza Ann, all the advantages of 
education the town afforded; and at the age of sixteen she 
was prepared to teach, and enjoyed this professional work 
two years. Then her mother's feebleness, and her own 
frailness, and the fact that she was the oldest of ten chil- 
dren led her to remain in her home. 

22. Zenas Caldwell, son of William 4 and Nancy 
( Woodward, ) born at Hebron, March 31, 1800. and died 
at the age of twenty-six years, Dec. 21, 1826. His name 
and memory have given a real hallowedness, to the entire 
family. His mother and his brother Merritt, each lived in 
the sanctifying atmosphere of lives entirely consecrated to 
the Divine, and their very names are precious. 

At seventeen years of age, Zenas taught school ; 
In 182 1. he entered Bowdoin College ; 

Prof Calvin E. Stowe, in later jears Professor at the wide- 
ly known Andover Theological Seminary, and the hus- 
band of the gifted Harriet (Beecher) Stowe, author of 
Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a classmate of Zenas at the 
Colhge. And yet another most widely known name : — 


Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, was not 
only a classmate but his room mate. Nathaniel Hawthorne 
was of the Class suceeding. He was graduated in 1824, 
and immediately took charge of the Academy at Hallowell. 
In 1825, when Kent's Hill Seminary was established, he 
became its First Principal. One more year and the story of 
his hrief but most interesting twenty-six years of life 
ended; and, as Prof. Vail wrote, "a pall of mourning 
spread over the Methodist churches of Maine." A few 
months later and the Prof, wrote " Life in Earnest : or, 
Memoirs of the Rev. Zenas Caldwell;" and it was pub- 
lished by Carlton & Phillips, New York. The Rev. G. F. 
Cox, a warm friend of Prof. Merritt Caldwell, brother of 
Zenas, wrote us the following memory in 1873 : 

" It was in 1824 that I met Zenas. He was then Princi- 
pal of the Hallowell Academy, an Institutional that period 
of some reputation. He was young and of fine culture ; 
very prepostssing in manners; fine head and of beautiful 
countenance ; setmingly absorbed in the deepest and tru- 
est sense in religion. He impressed me deeply with the 
idea that he was a man of ardent piety. His reputation 
grew rapidly, and he was made Principal of Maine Wes- 
leyan Seminary. His influence was like the rising star on 
the heart of Methodism in the State of Maine. His early 
death was deeply lamented." 

His brother Merritt succeeded him as Principal of tbe< 
Wesleyan Seminary at Kent's Hill. 

23. Leonard Caldwell, son of William 4 and Nancy 
(Woodward,) born Jan. 30, 1803, married Hannah Far- 
ringtou, May 29, 1831, died Nov. 10, 1863. Mrs. Caldwell 
died June 6, 1880. It was written of Leonard Caldwell, at 
the date of his departure : 

" Much might be said in truth of his strict integrity as a 
business man ; of his firm adherence to the principles of 
right and justice, however unpopular they might be ; of 
his zeal in the cause of God; and of his joy when death 
and his future inheritance with the sanctified drew nigh." 

Another said: "Leonard filled well his place ; was a 
useful man, commanding the respect and confidence of the 

Another said : " He possessed the full assurance of 


Faith and that Perfect Love that casts out fear." 

The Rev. George Roscoe Wilkins sent the following 
memorial of Hannah (Farrington) Caldwell to the widely 
read Zwn's Herald: 

Died in Oxford, Maine, June 6, 1880, Mrs. Hannah 
Caldwell, widow of Leonard Caldwell, aged 72 years. 

Her religious experience commenced in early youth, and 
she ever adorned her profession with a well-ordered life 
and godly conversation. She was a noble Christian, true 
to the Master in all the relations of life. 

She was a kind neighbor, a discreet and sympathetic 
friend, a faithful and liberal member of the Church, a 
helpful, affectionate wife, a wise and loving mother. 

Fitted to adorn any society, the sphere in which her true 
worth of character revealed itself most clearly was the 
home circle. She was married at the age of twenty-one 
years to Leonard Caldwell. It was a union of hearts as 
well as of hand, — the blending of two lives in holy wed- 
lock. The fruits of this union were six children, three of 
whom survive the sainted mother. The wife of the Rev. 
James O. Thompson, of the Providence Conference, [1880] 
is among this number. 

Since her husband's death Mrs. Caldwell has resided with 
her son William, on the home-farm, the days of her widow- 
hood smoothed and comforted by the tender care and lov- 
ing devotion of a loyal son, his wife and children. The 
whole family seemed to delight in honoring grandmother. 

She was an invalid for years, and often confined to her 
room ; but it was a pleasure to visit that sick-room. The 
visitor caught glimpses of spiritual life deep and broad 
enough to absorb the entire being. 

Her last sickness was brief ; the summons came unex- 
pectedly, but found her ready. The last day of her stay 
here gives us a glimpse into that happy home-life : Gath- 
ering her grandchildren around her, they read the Scrip- 
tures, then sang a hymn. Later in the day her son read 
her favorite Psalm, — the 103d. Quietly she passed away, 
leaving her loved ones with the comforting hope, that — 
"separated here for a short time we shall meet her agafn." 

The children of Leonard and Hannah (Farrington:) 


Kmily Clark, died at 21 years, 1855. 

73 Leonard Augustus, married May 24, i860, Francina 

Maria Cummings ; one son, Leonard A. 

74 Ellen Cornelia, born June 9, 1834 ; m. by the Rev. 

Abel Pottle, Rev. James O. Thompson, of the 
M. E- Chh.; now, [1900,] Editor and Publisher. 
Zenas Melville, died 1839. 

75 William Farrington, b. April 28, 1840; m. Mehitable 

D. Winship, Feb. 8, 1862. 

76 Annie Elisabeth, born Feb. 21, 1848, m. July 4, 1867, 

George Richard Clark, M. D. 

24. Prof. Merritt Caldwell, son of William 4 and Nancy 
(Woodward,) born Nov. 9, 1806; married Rosamond R. 
Cushman. Jan. 29, 1833; died at Portland, June 6, 1848. 
Children of Prof. Merritt: 

Rosamund U. m. Rev. H. B. Ridgaway, D. D., for 
many years Pies, of Garrett Biblical Institute, 
Evanston, 111. 

77 Samuel Cushman ; Dickinson Col. 1858; in early 

life a Lawyer ; in later years a Journalist ; 
editorial staff N. Y. Tribune. 
Anna C. died 1849, aged 9 years. 

Prof. Merritt Caldwell lies buried in Evergreen Cemetery 
in Portland ; and the epitaph is the condensed story of his 
life : " A true scholar, an earnest philanthropist, an hum- 
ble christian ; he lived to do good, and died triumphant." 

Dr. McClintock gives the outline of his career: "He 
was prepared for College at home, under the tuition of his 
brother, the Rev. Zenas Caldwell. He entered the Sopho- 
more Class at Bowdoin, 1825 ; grad. 1828. The same year 
he was appointed Principal of Maine Wesleyan Seminary, 
Kent's Hill, and held the position five years. In 1833 
he married Rosamond Cushman, of New Gloucester, Me. 
In 1834, was called to the Professorship of Metaphysics 
and Political Economy in Dickinson College, Pa., and 
there the remainder of life was spent." 

In 1846, he was delegate to the World's Temperance 
Convention, London, Eng. In 1847, delegate to the Con- 
vention for the formation of the Evangelical Alliance, 
London. In 1848, with failing strength, he went to his 
native Maine ; and June 6th, he passed to the Unseen ; 
his last hours being filled with rapturous anticipation. 


He was a contributor to the Quarterly Review ; author 
of a Manual of Elocution; and a book that awakened dis- 
cussion in the Church was entitled : " The Philosophy of 
Christian Perfection." 

Mrs. Rosamond Caldwell died at the age of 76 years, at 
the home of Rev. Dr. Ridgaway, Evanston, 111. She was 
the daughter of Samuel Cushman, of New Gloucester, a 
gentleman of wealth and social distinction, and a leading 
influential citizen of that town. He was blest with a large 
talented family, to all of whom he gave a broad education. 
One of his daughters married Rev. C. P. Bragdon, a dis- 
tinguished divine in the M. E. Church ; another married 
Rev. S. M. Vail, D. D., a Professor of Theology and dis- 
tinguished author and writer; and for five years U. S. 
Consul at Bavaria. 

Mrs. Caldwell was a lady of refinement and culture, 
possessed of brilliant conversational pow r ers, which ren- 
dered her presence a benediction, in the social circles in 
which she moved. She was married to Prof. Caldwell in 
early life ; and in his arduous labors as a popular educator, 
it is no disparagement to his memory to say that he was 
greatly aided by his devoted wife. She was an extensive 
reader, — intensely and actively interested in all the educa- 
tional, charitable and benevolent enterprises of the Church 
as well as in all the great moral reforms of the day. — Obt. 

Another pen says : — During the life of her distinguished 
husband, she made his home an earthly Paradise ; and 
during the many years she resided with her children, — 
Dr. and Mrs. Ridgaway, — her presence with them was a 
benediction. She is lovingly remembered in Baltimore by 
many friends in the charges served by Dr. Ridgaway. 
Mrs. Caldwell retained to the last her mental equilibrium, 
and gave to her sorrowing children a clear assurance of 
her perfeet rest in Jesus. Her remains are laid beside 
those of her husband in Portland, Maine. 

A few weeks after the death of Prof. Caldwell, the fol- 
lowing poetical version of his dying utterances was con- 
tributed to the Herald and Journal : 

He said to his wife : " When I am gone you will 
not, I am sure, lie down upon your pillow and weep. You 
will not mourn for me when God has been so good to me. 


And when you visit the spot where 1 lie, do not choose a 
sad and mournful time ; do not go in the shade of the eve- 
ning or in the dark night. These are no times to visit the 
grave of the Christian. Go in the morning, in the bright 
sunshine, when the birds are singing." 

Dearest, when I have passed 

To the bright Home of love, 
Hymning the spirit's praise 

To Him who reigns above, 
Weep not with bitter tears, — 

Mourn not for me, beloved ; 
Remember in thy grief 

How good has been our God. 

Remember 'twas His love 

That freed me from earth's care ; 
And in thine hour of woe, 

To Him direct thy prayer; 
He will sustain and bless 

The heart He touches now; 
He'll soothe away thy tears, 

The shadow from thy brow. 

And when they lay me down 

In the green earth to rest, 
Of all the haunts I know, 

That will be loved the best. 
But come not there in gloom, 

When daylight fades away ; 
Such hour is meet for those 

Whose brightest hopes decay. 

Come not at twilight hours 

To see the Christian's grave, 
Come when the sunlight falls 

On flowers that o'er it wave ; 
Come when the hymn of birds 

Is wafted o'er the sod, — 
Let bright things speak of him 

Who resteth with his God. 

Baltimore, Md. Oria. 

2\a. Nancy Caldwell, dau. of William 4 and Nancy 
(Woolward,) born April 25, 1809; m. Eliphalet Clark, 
M. D., Oct. 9, 1827. Her first home was Wilton and later 
Portland was the city of their choice and benedictions. 

Dr. Eliphalet Clark was the son of Richard Clark ; born 
in Strong, Maine, May 12, 1801. His father was a pioneer 
settler of the Sandy River Valley. Dr. Clark received an 


Academical education at Farmington ; read Medicine with 
Dr. J. L. Blake, of Phillips, and also with Dr. Thomas 
Little, an eminent Surgeon. Received the degree of M. D. 
from the Medical School of Bowdoin College. 

His first home was Wilton. While practicing profes- 
sionally there, he married Nancy Caldwell, Oct. 8, 1827. 

In 1830, he removed to Portland, where he had a large 
practice both as surgeon and physician. 

On the night of May 12, 1883, his 82nd birthday, he 
was seized with illness, and died in holy triumph, June 8. 
A fine portrait of Dr. Clark, and a memorial from the pen 
of the Rev. George Webber, was published in the Ladies 
Repository ; and, in Jan. 1884, a memorial of ten pages 
and portrait was in the Methodist Quarterly Review. 

The services at the burial of Mrs. Nancy (Caldwell) 
Clark, Nov. 27, 1887, are also in print,— in folio. They 
were conducted by Rev. Dr. N. T. Whitaker, pastor of 
Chestnut St. M. E. Church. Portland, and Rev. Roscoe 
Sanderson, of the Clark Memorial Church, Woodford's. 
Dr. Whitaker said, " Dr. and Mrs. Clark came to Portland 
more than fifty years ago, and at once united with the 
Chestnut street church, Feb. 7, 1831. * * Mrs. Caldwell 
was loved and honored by all ; loved most by those who 
knew her best. * * Chestnut street Church was always 
proud of her presence and influence, always receiving 
good from her. Dr. and Mrs. Clark were both a power 
and a source of financial and spiritual strength." 

Rev. Roscoe Sanderson said : ' Her neighbors can- give 
testimony that the}' ever felt when coming into her pres- 
ence that they were with an elect lady, — a true daughter of 
God, — true of heart and pure of soul." 

25. Hon. John Jaziel Perry, son of Polly (Caldwell) 5 
and the Rev. Dan Perry, born Aug. 2, 181 1, died May 1, 
1877, at Portland. Wife, Sarah Allen, died at Portland. 
He was a member of the 34th and 36th Congress ; and in 
his own town life was a pillar of the Church and a substan- 
tial citizen. Two children : 

Edwin A. journalist; on the staff of the Lewiston 

Journal ; later, Boston Herald. 
Mary Constantia, died many years ago. 


26 Mary Caldwell Perry, dau. of Polly (Caldwell) 5, 
and the Rev. Dan Perry, born May 14, 1814, died April 3, 
1896 ; m. Emery Edes, of Edes Falls. Children : 

Robert, died 1889. 

Floronee, died early. 

27. Rev. Truman Somerfield Perry, son of Polly 
(Caldwell) 5 and the Rev. Dan Perry, born at Oxford, 
Dee 20, 1826, m. at Bridgton, by Rev. Joseph P. Fessen- 
dtn. March 12, 1854, to Elisabeth Greene Hale. She was 
born in Bridgton, Oct. 28, 1826 ; died at Limerick, Dec. 21, 
1889. — the dau. of Jeremiah and Rebecca (Stone) Hale, 
of Bridgton. 

He m. [2] Julia Buxton Rideout, born at Cumberland, 
Jun 11, 1846; dau. of Nicholas and Mary (Steele) Rideout. 

Truman was fitted for College at No. Bridgton Academy, 
and is an alnmnus of Bowdoin, Class 1850. Received the 
degree A. B. from the same Institution, 1867. 

Owing to weakness of the eyes, he was deprived of study 
and reading for several years ; his ordination, therefore, 
for the ministry, was deferred till 1873. Since then he has 
preached at Denmark and Sweden, four years; Cumber- 
land, twelve years ; Dimerick, seven years ; Orange Park, 
Fla. four years ; Waterford, — began labors, May 1, 1898. 

He served on various School Boards ; and from 1861 to 
1869 was Clerk in the United States Senate, Washington. 

He is a contributor to the Portland Transcript, Christian 
Mirror, Congregationalist, Advance, Independent and the 
magazines. In the Civil War he was Washington Corres- 
pondent for the Portland press. 

Mr. and Mrs. Perry have two adopted children. 

28. Christiana S. Perry, dau. of Polly (Caldwell) 5 and 
the Rev. Dan Perry, born Sept. 24, 1829; m. Obadiah 
Gould Cook, Dec. 26, 1854; died at Portland, March 11, 
1861. Mr. Cook was born at Casco, Jan 2, 1815, and died 
at Harrison, Feb. 3, 1894. Three children : 

Mary Electa, born Jan 5, 1856, m. George Hazen, 

Oxford. Two children, — Bertha, Annie. 
Christiana S. b. Feb. 1, 1861, resides at Harrison. 
78 Hon. Charles Sumner, b. Nov. 18, 1858, m. Annie 

Jefferds Reed. 
Prominent among the founders of the Republican Party 


in the State of Maine, and among the men who were iden- 
tified with the Anti-Slavery and Free Soil movements that 
preceded, by a number of years, the formal organization of 
such Party, was Obadiah G. Cook, Esq., a lawyer by pro- 
fession, who came to Portland from Casco in 1854. 

Mr. Cook was born Jan. 12, 1815, in Casco, of Quaker 
parents. His father was Ephraim Cook, and his mother, 
Mary (Gould) Cook, who came, respectively, from Dover 
and Rochester, N. H., to Windham, thence to Casco. His 
early ancestors were from England. His father was a 
farmer by occupation. 

Mr. Cook received his early educational training in the 
public schools of Casco, and later attended the Friend's 
School at Providence, R. I., and the Academy at Liming- 
ton, Maine. He was a law student in the office of Aaron 
Hoiden, Esq., of Casco, and was admitted to the Bar of 
Cumberland County, in 1848. Prior to this, he was, for a 
number of years, a School Teacher in his native county. — 
He commenced the practice of his profession in Casco, and 
in 1854, was appointed Clerk in the office of Register of 
Probate at Portland. 

Mr. Cook became early identified with the Anti-Slavery 
movement, and was a member of the Free Soil Party. In 
September, 1854. he was a member of the Free Soil Con- 
vention hoiden at Portland. At the same time and place 
the Convention of the Morrill party and of the Whig Party 
mtt in session, and a committee from each of these conven- 
tions was chosen to act as a joint committee of conference, 
with a view to nominate a ticket which would receive the 
support of the combined parties. Mr. Cook was a member 
of this committee ; and at the joint convention, held in the 
afternoon, in Lancaster Hall, was nominated for Clerk of 
Courts upon this ticket, and elected at the ensuingelection 
He was re-elected in 1857, and served in this capacity until 
1861, filling the office most honorably and efficiently, 

Mr. Cook was an active and energetic man, of strong 
convictions and fixed principles. As such he bore an in- 
terested and prominent part of the heated political contro- 
versies and struggles that preceded and finally resulted in 
the organization of the Great Republican Party. He took 
pride in the achievments of this party, and ever honored 
its principles with his earnest and steadfast support. He 
was an ardent admirer of the leaders of the party, with 


many of whom in Maine, like Fessenden and Blaine, he 
enjoyed a warm personal friendship. He was one of the 
first supporters of Hon. Thomas B. Reed, for Congress, 
whose subsequent career he followed with interest and 
satisfaction. His active interest in the party, which he 
helped to organize, continued until his death. 

In 1861, upon the death of his wife, he removed to the 
town of Harrison, Maine, where he continued the practice 
of his profession, and also engaged in various business en- 
terprises. Mr. Cook was never an aspirant for political 
preferment, but served in local affairs as one of the Munic- 
ipal officers of his town during the Rebellion period; for 
>ears upon the School Committee ; also a member of the 
Town and County Republican Committees. 

His death occurred February 3, 1894. 

He was married December 26, 1854, to Christiana S. 
Perry, the sister of Hon. John J. Perry, one of the organ- 
izers of the Republican Party, and a Member of Congress 
during the sessions of 1855-6, and 1859-60. His wife died 
March n, 1861 ; and Jan. 15, 1863 he m. L,ucy 1. Perry, 
who now [1899] survives him. 


29. Hannibal Greenwood, son of Melinda (Caldwell) 6 
and Thaddeus Greenwood, born at Guilford, Maine, June 
22, 1827, died at Industry, Feb. 23, 1878 ; m. by Rev. J. 
Fairbanks, Jan. 1, 1865, Eleanor S. Fish, born at Industry 
March 14, 1847. He was deaf and dumb, — the result of 
sickness in infancy. He was sent to school and acquired 
an education ; was very intelligent, and most industrious 
as a farmer. At the birth of his children, his first anxious 
query was, " Can they hear ?" The children : 

Ada M. b. Dec. 19, 1865, at Industry, m. John P. 
Dagget, Oct. 6, 1883 ; four children, and but 
one survives, Muriel P. b. at New Vineyard, 
March 14, 1898. 
Burtis S. born July 4, 1867. 

Albion O. born Oct. 5, 1869, at Industry ; married 
Nov. 25, 1893, at New Vineyard, Flora Lewis; 
their dau. Nellie, born Oct. 21, 1895. 
Melinda, born Oct. 21, 1871. 
Hannibal L. born Oct 31, 1877. 


30. George Henry Greenwood, son of Melinda (Cald- 
well) 6 and Thaddeus Greenwood, born at Farmington, 
Oct. 18, 1834, died at Norridgewock, June 14, 1897 ; m. at 
Industry, by Rev. Simeon Pierce, Jan. 15, 1861, Cyrena 
Walker. She was born in Embden May 3, 1844; dau. of 
Solomon and Margaret Ann (Berry) Walker, of Embden. 
He was a farmer, and by his social demeanor gained many 
friends. As husband and father he was greatly missed at 
his final departure. He was Juiyman and Road Commis- 
sioner. The children born at Norridgewock : — 

Ernest Fred, born Aug. 17, 1866. 

Cora Whitten, b. June 16, 1868, d June 18, 1898. 

Jennie Hale, b. Aug. 25, 1872 ; m. at Norridgewock 
by Rev. J. Jones, June 16, 1892, to Charles 
Lyman Thompson, son of Abel and Sarah 
(Churchill) Thompson, of New Northland. 
Their children : Minerva Hazel ; George Evans; 
Melvina Greene. 

31. Charles Mason Greenwood, son of Melinda (Cald- 
well) 6, and Thaddeus Greenwood, born at Farminglon, 
March 14, 1837 ! died Dec. 22, 1879, at Anson. Married 
by Rev. Aaron H. Wit^am, May 12, 1871, at her home in 
Lovell, Mary Cordelia Caldwell, born March 7, 1847, at 
Rumford ; died Sept. 22, 1875, at Anson. She was the 
daughter of Richard and Phebe Abbott (Hutchins) Cald- 
well, of Lovell. She was educated at the High School at 
Lovell and at Fryeburg Academy. She became a success- 
ful teacher and held a ready pen for literary work. 

Charles M. Greenwood, was a fine scholar and teacher; 
and active in all town interests. He was a Selectman, 
and Supervisor for several years at Industry ; and later he 
farmed very extensively at Anson. 

Death came to the Anson home and wife and only child 
were taken ; Charles then went to Spring Hill, Iowa, — but 
health failed and he came again to his old home to die. 
His grave is at Farmington Hiil. His only child : 

Charles Lee, born August 4, 1874, 

died September 12, 1876. 


32. Caroline Augusta Greenwood, dau. of Melinda 
(Caldwell) 6 and Thaddeus Greenwood, born at Farming- 
ton, Jan. 14, 1839; m. at Industry, by Rev. I. S. Pierce, 
Jan. 1, 1861, to Wm. Oscar Merry. He was born at Anson 
Jan. 1, 1840, son of William Bartlett and Caroline Augusta 
(West) Merry. 

Their first home was at Anson ; 1886 they moved to 
Madison. Their children : 

79 Charles Edwin, born June 2, 1862, married 

Sadie Robinson Olivtr. 
Nellie Louise, b. Dec. 15, 1864, d. May 13, 1879. 
Peter West, b. June 26, 1870 ; Susie B. Koilkenuy, 

June I, 190 1. 
Caroline Marie, born Aug. 9, 1876. 

33. Ellen Marion Greenwood, dau. of Melinda (Cald- 
well) 6 and Thaddeus Greenwood; born at Farmington, 
Dec. 1, 1842, m. Jan. 1, 1863, at Industry, by Rev. M. 
Foster, to Peter West Merry. He was born Oct. 29, 1841, 
at Anson, died Sept. 26, 1884, at Industry. He was the 
son of William Bartlett and Augusta (West) Merry. He 
was a ready scholar, a natural teacher, and at the early 
age of 18 years, he had charge of a public school. He was 
also a successful farmer. His widow resides at Farming- 
ton. The children : 

William Bartlett, born Jan. 24, 1864, m. at Farm- 
ington, by Rev. Chas. Jennings, Oct. 25, 1890, 
Lizzie Louise Grey, b. Oct. 9, 1872, at New Vine- 
yard, dau. of Alvin Smith and Elisabeth (Young) 
Grey. Their dau. Annis Louise b. Oct. 14, 1891 

80 Ida Belle, born Feb. 9, 1866, m. Charles Fremont 

Cora Annie, b. Sept. 6, 1870, d. July 8, 1878. 
Carl Roy, b. June 15, 1873, d. Jaly 13, 1876. 
Aslie Ray, b. Nov. 27, 1876, d. June 1, 1883. 
Ellen Marion, born Oct. 1880; graduated at Normal 

School, 1896 ; Farmington High School. 

34. Amanda Malvina Carmen, dau. of Dolly (Caldwell) 
7 and Luther Carmen ; m. Charles F. Ingalls, of Auburn, 
where they resided. Their children: 

Charles Luther. 
Edward Mason. 


35. Luther Stanhope Carmen, son of Luther and Dolly 
(Caldwell) Carmen, 7, born at Oxford, Feb. 14, 1836; m. 
at Lovell by Rev. Joseph Smith, May 6, i860, to Rebecca 
B.Bacon. She was born at Gorham, June 16, 1829, died 
at Bridgton, April 27, 1897 ; dau. of Marshall and Emma 
(Libby) Bacon. The father of Rebecca was the Proprietor 
of Hotel Cumberland, at Bridgton, for 23 years. At his 
death two daughters assumed the charge of this Public 
House, and after 15 years, are still in possession and care 
of it. The Hotel has always had successful patronage. 

Luther S. Carmen is a machinist, inheriting from his 
father an ingenuity that makes his work most proficient 
and desirable. Mrs. Rebecca Carmen was active in every 
good cause ; and of a social and amiable demeanor that 
caused her to be mourned and regretted when the hour 
came to exchange the life here for the life beyond. 

Mr. Carmen married [2] Mary Elisabeth Reed, Aug. 28, 
1902, at Portland. She was the dau. of Sheldon and Betsey 
Davis (Blanchard) Reed, of Madison; born Aug. 24, 1857. 

36. Edward Preble Carmen, son of Luther and Dolly 
(Caldwell) Carmen 7. He was born at Oxford, Nov. 30, 
1842 ; m. at North Bridgton, bv Rev. L. W. Harris, Sept. 
27, 1865, to Abby Bowden. She was born at Orland ; and 
died at Auburn, May, 1872. She was the dau. of Selden 

He m. [2] at Bridgton Centre, by Rev. O. W. Rodgers, 
Oct. 12, 1879, Mrs. Mary C. (Cross) Webb. She was born 
in Brighton, April 12, 1844 ; dau. of William and Annie W. 
(Cranmore) Cross. 

Mr. E. P. Carmen is a skilful machinist ; has been Supt. 
in different mechanical places of business. His home is 
now at Bridgton, where he has held various town offices, — 
Selectman, Overseer of Poor, &c. His daughter, — 

Ava Blanche, married Dec. 15, 1890, Charles McLel- 
lan Borsley, of Portland. He died July 20, 1897. 
In school-days she attended the Northfield 
(Moody) Training School, and the High School 
at Cape Elisabeth. 

37. Sarah Merrill Caldwell, dau. of Aretas Caldwell 8, 
and Augusta Maria (Bearse;) born Aug. 14, 1838, m. at 
Waterford, Oct. 9, 1859, to John Buzzell Merrill, born at 


Parsonfield, Feb. 10, 1831, died at Quincy, Mass\, Aug. 5, 
1894; the son of Joseph and Hannah Merrill of Parsonfield. 
John Merrill was Proprietor of Hotel at Wiscasset ; and 
later removed to Woodstock, where he was of the Board of 
Selectmen, for several years. His last home was Quincy. 
He left a widow and two daughters. A year later one of 
the daughters and her husband died ; and Mrs. Merrill 
went to Riverside, Calif, where she now resides and has a 
large orange grove. Children of Sarah M. (Caldwell:) 
Herbert, born April 15, died June 29, 1862. 
Cora Josephine, b. June 15, 1863, m. Joseph F. L. 
Clifford. Boston, Dec. 10, 1885, he d. Feb. 8, 
1896 ; she d. March 17, 1896. They left two 
children.. Walter Woodbridge, born Feb. 16, 
1889 ; Joseph Wilbur, born Jan. 14, 1893, is at 
Estelle Maria, born April 14, 1871, m. at West Paris 
Oct. 19, 1892, Herbert Everett Andrews. Reside 
at Riverside, Cal. Their sou, Earl Herbert, 
born June 25, 1894. 

38. Charles Aretas Caldwell, son of Aretas Caldwell 8, 
and Augusta Maria (Bearce,) born at East Oxford, July n 
1840; m. at Boston, Aug. 6, 1862, by the Rev. Daniel C. 
Eddy, to Sarah Loring Cragin. She was born in Groton, 
Dec. 7, 1844, died at Athol, July 1, 1881 ; the dau. of Isaiah 
L. and Sarah (Loring) Cragin, of Groton. 

Charles A. Caldwell went with his parents to Green- 
wood, in 1849 ; remained at their home till he was 14 years 
old ; he then went to Boston, and was successful in finding 

He enlisted in the Civil War, and continued in the army 
till March, 1863. 

He engaged next with the firm of Page, Fifield & Co. 
Later with D. D. Fiske & Co., becoming one of the firm. 
After the Boston fire of 1872, he resided at Athol awhile. 

He went to Indian Territory, the Cherokee Outlet, and 
for seven years was upon a catfle ranch ; then, with 2000 
cattle, he went to the Muskogee Creek Nation, on the 
Arkansas river, and was on a cattle ranch three years. 
Two children : 

Carrie Augusta, born at Boston, Feb. 16, 1864, 

m John Wm. Smith,*Verona, Lawrence Co. Mo. 


Charles Aretas, born at Boston January 29, 
died April 30, 1866. 
Carrie Augusta, [Mrs. John Wm. Smith,] was educated at 
a boarding school at Pittsfield, Mass. In 1885, she went 
to Caldwell, Kansas ; and in 1887 was married and went to 
Cherokee Outlet ; her home was upon a ranch ; and when, 
in 1890, the cattle-men were obliged to leave the Outlet, 
they went to Missouri, and finally settled at Muskogee 
Creek. They have four children : 

Elsie Caldwell, born Aug. 26, 1888. 

Ada Elisabeth, born May 12, 1890. 

Charles William, born March 13, 1893. 

Ida Thelma, born March 24, 1897. 

39. George William Harrison, son of Aretas Caldwell 8 
and Augusta Maria (Bearce,) born April 22, 1842, at 
Oxford ; married Nov. 22, 1869, Jane Chloe Stevens, born 
at Greenwood,' Aug. 3, 1845, died July 18, 1871, dau. of 
Noah Otis Stevens who died at Norway, Oct. 31, 1869, 
aged 63 years, and his wife died at Norway, June 22, 1889 
aged 80 years. 

George W. H. Caldwell married [2] at Boston, Sept. 22, 
1881, Harriet Augusta Martin. She was born at Rumford, 
Aug. 26, 1851, dau. of William Goodwin Martin and Louisa 
Shaw ( Knight.) Mr. Martin was born in Rumford, Oct. 
16, 1813, died at Braintree, Mass., Aug. 5, 1S92. Mrs. 
Knight born at Rumford, March 22, 1813, died at Brain- 
tree, Aug 15, 1892. They were m. at Rumford Jan. 1, 1842 

George W. H. Caldwell is a teamster, living at Brain- 
tree, and had one son, — Lionel C. born Nov. 23, 1870; died 
Dec. 3, 1875. 

Also, — Florence Elisabeth Caldwell, sister of the above 
Geo. W. H. Caldwell, and daughter of Aretas Caldwell 8, 
born March 2, 1844, at Oxford, m. June 6, 1866, William 
A. Webb; he died Feb. 1, 1870 She m [2] at Arlington, 
Vt. Nov. 9, 1871, Arnold R. Webb; he was b. at Arling- 
ton, April 1, 1841 ; son of Reuben and Rhoda Webb, of 
Sunderland, Vt. Arnold R. Webb, father of William, was 
in numerous battles, Civil War, — Five Forks, Cedar Creek 
Lacy's Springs, Waynesboro, Appomatox, and others. 


40. Maria Elisabeth Caldwell, daughter of Richard 
Caldwell 9 and Betsey (Caldwell,) born at Magalloway, 
Dec. 24, 1834; died at Lovell, Oct. i, 1869; married at 
Brattleboro, Vt. Oct. 21, 1853, David Benson, born Dec. 8, 
1830, at Brookline, Vt., died at Fryeburg, Nov. 2, 1891. 
He was the son of Daniel and Huldah (Joy) Benson, of 

Mr. Benson bought a farm in Lovell, in 1868, near to the 
home of Richard Caldwell, and removed thither to the joy 
of both households ; but in a little more than a year, Mrs. 
Benson departed this life, — not only a grief but a disap- 
pointment, as much joy had been anticipated for the years 
that were to come. 

The second marriage of Mr. Benson was Oct. 19, 187 1, 
by Rev. David B. Sewall, to Lucia Anna Stearns, born 
Nov. 26, 1840, at Lovell, dau. of Levi and Judith Bemis 
(Swain) Stearns. Previous to her marriage she was a 

In 1875, he purchased a farm -at Fryeburg, and it was 
his home till his death, 1891. His body was borne to the 
cemetery at Lovell No 4. Children : 

Alice Medora, born Dec. 21, 1855, at Sherburne, Vt. 
Ada Estelle, b. at Andover, Aug. 22, 1857, d. at 
Brookline, Vt. Aug. 11, 1859. See memorial 
in verse. 
Ida May, b. at Brookline, Vt. May 7, 1862; a Teacher 
81 Martha Cora, b. at Brookline, May 9, 1865, 
m. Seth Warren Johnson. 
Anna Elisabeth, born at Brookline, March 11, 1868, 
died at Fryeburg, Nov. 28, 1899. See mem- 
orial in verse. 
Walter Elliott, born at Lovell, Jan. 1, 1875, m. at 
Fryeburg, by Rev. N. Stone, Aug. 6, 1902, 
Eunice, dau. Frank Barker. 
Angela Ayers, born July 12, 1876, at Fryeburg ; 
died Aug. 15, 1895 ; buried at Lovell. 

On the death of Adda E. Benson. 

August ii, 1859. 
By Mary C. Caldwell. 

Weep not, sister ! Adda's gone 

From a world of sorrow ; 
You will see her once again, — 

Maybe ere the morrow. 


She left her parents weeping, 

On that sad and dreary morn ; 
And tears they will unbidden start, 

For we know that Adda is gone. 

Yet still her name, her precious name, 

Your lonely bosom fills, 
Ivike an echo that hath lost itself 

Among the distant hills. 

She has left this world of sin, 

Where all is dark as even; 
She is now mid angel bands, 

Praising God in Heaven. 

She has gone to Heaven before us, 
But she turns and waves her hand, 

Pointing to the glories o'er us, 
In that happy spirit-land. 

Sister, raise your eyes on high, 

Through the clouds of night ; 
You will see your Adda there 

Robed in spotless white. 

And what is that upon her head 

That looks so bright and fair? 
It is a crown that Christ gave her, 

And gently placed it there. 

We would not call her from our God 

Back to this world so dim ! 
But, sister dearest, we will trust 

Our Adda there with Him. 

Annie Elisabeth, dau. of David and Maria Elisa- 
beth (Caldwell) Benson, died Nov. 28, 1899. 

The community was saddened by the death of Annie 
Elisabeth Benson, at her home, Nov. 28, aged 31 years. 
Miss Benson was of a sunny, cheerful disposition, and has 
borne her sickness with much patience. For several years 
she has worked in a shoe shop in Haverhill, with her sister, 
but gave np last spring, and went to a hospital for treat- 
ment of her lungs. Not receiving the desired benefit, she 
came home, seven weeks ago, and has gradually failed. 
The funeral was at her home, Dec. 1, Rev. C. S. Young, of 
Lovell, officiating. Burial at Lovell No 4. Among the 
flowers, the most beautiful were 31 pinks and a basket of 


flowers from her sisters. Besides her step-mother she 
leaves three sisters, one brother. 

Not Changed but Glorified. 

Lines sent to Ida May Benson after the death of her sister, Annie Elisabeth. 

We beholding the glory of the Lord are changed into the 
same image from glory to glory, ii Cor. iii, 18. 

Not changed but glorified ! Oh, beauteous language for 

those who weep, 
Mourning the loss of some dear face departed, fallen asleep. 
Hushed into silence, never more to comfort the hearts of 

men ; 
Gone, like the sunshine of another country, beyond our ken. 

Oh, dearest dead ! we saw the white soul shining behind 

the face, 
Bright with the beauty and celestial glory of an immortal 

grace ; 
What wonder we stumble, faint and weeping, and sick 

with fears, 
Since thou hast left us all alone with sorrow and blind 

with tears? 

Can it be possible no words shall welcomeour coming feet? 
How will it look, that face that we have cherished, when 

next we meet ? 
Will it be changed, so glorified and saintly that we shall 

know it not? 
Will there be nothing that will say, " I love thee, and I 

have not forgot ?" 

Oh, faithless heart ! the same loving face, transfigured, 

shall meet thee there, 
Less sad, less wistful, in immortal beauty divinely fair ; 
The mortal veil, washed pure with many weepings, is rent 

And the great soul that sat within its prison hath found 

the day. 

In the cltar morning of that other country, in Paradise, 
With the same face that we have loved and cherished she 

shall arise ; 
Let us be patient, we who mourn, with weeping, some 

vanished face, 
The Lord has taken but to add more beauty and a diviner 


And we shall find once more, beyond earth's sorrows, 
beyond these skies, 


In the fair city of the sure foundation, those heavenly eyes 
With the same welcome shining through their sweetness 

that met us here ; 
Eyes from whose beauty God has banished weeping, and 

wiped away the tear. 

Think of us, dearest one, while o'er life's waters, we seek 

the land, 
Missing thy voice, thy touch, and the true helping of thy 

pure hand, 
Till, through the storm and tempest, safely anchored fast 

on the other side, 
We find thy dear face looking through death's shadows, 

not changed but glorified! 

They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day 
when I made up my jewels. — Mai. iii, 17. 

41. Richard Orville Caldwell, son of Richard 9 and 
Betsey (Caldwell,) born at Mechanic Falls, July 17, 1873. 
He m. [~i] Frances M. Morse, of Andover. pub. at Lovell, 
June 5, 1862, married at Andover. 

He m. [2] at Weare, N. H. by Rev. Mr Whittemore, 
April 15, 1872, Helen Awrinda Mudgett. She was born 
Aug. 5, 1848, the dau. of Moses and Awrinda (Boynton) 
Mudgett. She died at Indianola, Iowa, May 12, 1901. 

Richard O. Caldwell, in company with his cousin, Joel 
Hutchens, had a Dry Goods and Grocery store at Industry. 
He then became travelling salesman of Cutter & Walker, 
Lowell, Mass; George S. Smith, Lewiston, Maine, nine 
years,— jewelry and optical goods While in these em- 
ployments he travelled often at the West; and as he was 
pleased with the country, he went, after his second mar- 
riage to Spring Hill, Iowa, and settled upon a farm, until, 
ten years later, his wife died. He then moved to Indianola, 
and is now at Chanute, Kansas. He is a member of the 
Masonic Order. His children : 

George Otis, born at Spring Hill, Iowa, Aug. 26, 

1874, died at Indianola, Oct. i, 1S92. 
Sarah May, born at Spring Hill, Dec. 16, 1875. m at 
Indianola, by Rev. Joseph Sopher. Feb. 5, 1902, 
James Melvin Carpenter. He was born Jnlv 12, 
ibyi son of Norman A and Mary M. (Parker) 
Carpenter. Their infant child, Oscar B. born 
Oct. 30, died Dec. 2, 1902. 
Charles Orville, born at Spring Hill, Oct. 10, 1877 ; 
died Oct. 8, 1878. 


Edward Lee, born at Spring Hill, Jan. 5, 1879, 
m. by Rev. Joseph Sopher, Jan.. 19, 1899, Clara 
E. Douglas, born Oct. 1, 1880, dau. of Jerry and 
Sarah (Angel) Douglas. She died May 1, 1901. 
Their home was at Indianola. 

Frederick, b. Feb. 1, 1881. d. aged 10 weeks. 

Ada Awrinda, b. at Spring Hill, Dec. 14, 1883, m. at 
Indianola. Feb. 5, 1902, Albert Carter Booker. 
He was son of James L. and Rebecca Jane (Wil- 
liams) Booker, of Norborne, Mo. b. Jan. 26 1872 

Mary Ethelin, b. Oct. 14, 1887, d. July 26, 1902. 

42. George Edwin Caldwell, son of Richard Caldwell 9 
and Betsey Caldwell, born at Rumford, April'14, 1846, m. 
Emma L. Wing, of North Wayne, March, 1866. She was 
the dau. of Llewellyn Wing. 

He m. [2] at Jacksontown, New Brunswick, Nov. 22, 
1876, Melissa Isabelle McBride — by Rev. William Dobson. 
She was the dau. of James and Jane (Lindsey) McBride. 
A singular and pleasant co-incidence was, that, unknown 
to the parties, the wedding was the same year, month, day 
and hour of the marriage of his father and Mrs. Bryant. — 
See Richard Caldwell 9. 

George E. Caldwell has an interesting War Record : 
He enlisted at Lovell, in the 12th Maine Vols. Co. E, 
Oct. 14, 1861 ; he was mustered in at Portland, under the 
following officers : Maj. Gen. B. F. Butler, Col. Geo. F. 
Shepley, Maj. David R. Hastings, Capt. Enoch Knight, 
Lieut. Horace Eastman. 

Arriving at Ship Island, Jan. 12, 1862. they participated 
in the capture of New Orleans, .Manehac Pass, Baton 
Rouge. This Reg. performed an important part in cover- 
ing Navy movements under Farragut. Returning to Baton 
Rouge, they formed an expedition up Grand Lake, at 
Irish Bend, meeting with a heavy loss, at Port Hudson, 
in three important assaults, laying under fire 41 days and 
nights at the fight at Donaldson ; then sailed to Fortress 
Monroe ; sent to City Point under Gen. Butler, on James 
River, joining Gen. Sheriden's forces, crossed the James 
River, and the Weldon Railroad, three days and nights 
hard marching and fighting, many taken prisoners. Also 
the Reg. was in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Creek 
and Fisher's Hill. 


He re-enlisted in 1S64 ; was mustered out Dec. 15, 1865. 

Soon after his marriage, he moved to Watertown, and 
was engaged in a flour mill. Returning to Maine, he can- 
vassed ior Fruit Trees for J. W. & F. M. Caldwell, 
Sherman Mills, and for F. P. Sharp. He now resides at 
Fort Fairfield, Me. Children of Geo. Edwin Caldwell : 

82 Ida Belle, born at Watertown, April 4, 1869, mar- 

ried Frank Otto Osborne. 

83 Nellie Marion, b. at Sherman Mills, Nov. 14, 1872. 
Stella Maria, adopted dau. born Dec. 25, 1891. 

43 Lucy Adelpha Caldwell, daughter of Richard 9 and 
Phebe A. (Hutchins) Caldwell, born at Rumford, Nov. 30, 
1844; died at Bridgton, May 17, 1876; married at Lovell, 
by Rev. H. D. Hutchins, June 27, 1862, Alvin Knight 
Paris Storer. He was born March 18, 1840, at Lovell ; 
died in the Civil War, a prisoner. 

He was a blacksmith ; enlisted in the army, at Bridgton, 
1863, aged 24 years. He was a private in the 1st Battery, 
Maine Vols. He was taken prisoner at Richmond, and 
died at the never-forgotten Libby Prison, April 11, 1865. 
He was released, but was too feeble to march. Mr. G. E. 
Caldwell gives the following memory of the last day : 

The death of Alvin K. P. Storer, was near the railway 
station. He was to be exchanged with others at Golds- 
boro, N. C. The rebels with their prisoners arrived first, 
and stopped a half-mile outside the R. R. station, and 
awaited the arrival of the Yankee train. It was during 
the waiting hour, aboard the rebel car, that he died. He 
was carried forth, and his grave was dug beneath an oak. 
He was there left alone to sleep till the Morning when no 
grave shall be forgotten. 

Mrs. Storer married [2] Thomas W. Kneeland. 

She m. [3] at Manchester, N. H. Charles Augustus 
Hamblin, born at Lovell, July 22, 1851, died April 29, 
1873, at Lovell. They had been married but three mouths 
when the scourge of our New England — consumption — 
seized him. 

Ah ! life is brief though love be long ; 

The altar and the bier, 
The burial hymn, the bridal song 

Were both in one short year. 


Lovell, Maine, 

who gathered the Genealogical and Biographical 

Records of the Oxford, Maine, Branch, 

of the Caldwells. pp. 227-317. 


She married [4] Frank Rich, of New Hampshire, May, 
1875, and she died May 17, 1876. 

She was a good scholar in youthful days, and engagtd 
herself as Teacher. Arriving at the district where her new 
life was to begin, she noticed props instead of hinges on 
the doors ; and she at once resigned. It was not her ideal 
of real life. She was lively, kind and hopeful ; and in mul- 
tiplied sorrows and cares was thoughtful and patient. 
Her children : 

Walter Irving Storer, born April 28, 1863. 
Orien Victor Ernest Storer, born April 9, 1864. 

44. Martha Izanna Caldwell, daughter of Richard 
Caldwell 9 and Phebe A. (Hutchins,) born at Andover, 
July 15, 1850 ; married at Chatham, N. H. by Rev. Ithiel 
E. Clay, May 11, 1875, Lorenzo Parker Stanton. He was 
born at Lovell, Aug. 19, 1850; died at Lovell, June 29, 
1888 He was the son of Silas Durgan Stanton and Sarah 
Douglas (Parker) his wife. 

Mr. Stanton joined the Kezar Valley Lodge, No. 66, 
I O. O. F. at Lovell No. 4 ; later the Mt. Pleasant En- 
campment, No. 14, I. O. O. F. at Bridgton. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanton settled in Bridgton soon alter 
marriage, and both joined the Eudora Rebekah Lodge, 
No. 24, I. O. O. F. and also the M. E. Church. In 1886 
they returned to Lovell, to their farm, and here the last 
two years of Mr. Stanton were passed. Kind and thought- 
ful through lite, his last plans were for the wife he was to 
leave. The interment was in the cemetery at Lovell No. 4. 

Mrs. Stanton m. [2] at Center Lovell, by Rev. Charles 
L. Baker, Dec. 23, 1896, Sumner Kimball. He was born 
at Lovell, Sept. 3, 1846, son of Elbridge Gerry and Ruth 
(Charles) Kimball. He was formerly married to Carrie 
E. Walker, and lias one daughter, Ruth Katherine Kim- 
ball, born Aug. 23, 1S89. He has held several town offices 
and is Teacher and Farmer. Resides on the Lovell 
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton had one son : — 

Lester, born at Lovell, April 15, 1S80, 
died April 19. 


45. John Aretas Hutchitis, son of Sophronia (Caldwell) 
10 and Benjamin Hutchins, born in Oxford, July 31, 1834 ; 
m. at Dixfield, May 3, 1857, Diantha Babb, b. in Mexico, 
Nov. 26, 1837, dau. of Moses Gould and Louisa (Jones) 
Babb, of Mexico. 

Mr. Hutchins resided in Dixfield, East Wilton, Win- 
throp, and in 1884, moved to Welaka, Fla. which has been 
his permanent abode. He is a man of public spirit and 
interest ; is Chairman of Board of Aldermen, Elder of 
First Christian Church ; and, as carpenter and farmer, he 
is not burdened with idle hours. Three children were 
added to the home, and the three were transferred, and 
the father and mother have said, " God gave and He took 
away ;" and they have added the breath of inspiration, 
" Blessed be the name of the Lord." The children : 

Sophionia Louisa, born at Dixfield, Sept. 14, 1858, 

died at Winthrop, Oct. 12, 1871. 
Ellenette Augusta, born at Dixfield, Nov. 12, i860, 

died at Carthage, April 4, 1863. 
Marietta, born at Winthrop, Oct. 6, 1866, died at 
Winthrop, July 4, 1871. 

46. Angelia Sophronia Hutchins, dau. of Sophronia 
(Caldwell) 10 and Benj Hutchins, born at Poland, Nov. 
14, 1839, m. at Canton, by Rev. Elbridge Harlow, May 27, 
i860, to John Ellis • Thompson, farmer, who resided at 
Hartford. He was born in Harttoid, 1835, son of Jona- 
than and Phebe Persis (Ellis) Thompson. Children : 

Phebe Persis, b. at Hartford, Mch 17, 1863, d. 1865. 
Charles Wallace, born Nov. 4, 1866 ; 

attended High School at Canton. 
Caroll Williams, born April 4, 1869, married at 

Chesterville, Nov. 18, 1895, Mary Bartlett, dau. 

of Rev. Howard and Sarah (Oldham) Bartlett. 
William Damon, born April 11, 1872, m. at East 

Dixfield, May 30, 1897, Elhi Campbell, dau. of 

Nelson and Pauline (Wake) Campbell. Reside 

at Dixfield. 
Flora May, bom April 25 1877. 

47. Zerline Zoryetta, dau. of Sopronia (Caldwell) 10 
and Benj. Hutchins. born at Dixfield, Feb. 20, 1854, m at 
North Chesterville, by Rev Justus Webster, July 2 1878, 


Nathan Nason Hutchins, born at Minot, July 28, 1831, 
son of William and Bathsheba (Pulsifer) Hutchins. 
Children born at Chesterville : — 

William Benj. Guy, b. April 28, 1884. 

Marney Maude, b. Oct. 26, 1887. 

48. William Henry Caldwell, son of William Harrison 
Caldwell n, and Elisabeth (McAllister,) born at Rumford 
April 19, 1849 ; married at Cambridgeport, by Rev. Henry 
Hinckley, Nov. 27, 1873, Charlotte Elisabeth Parks, born 
Oct. 4, 1852, at Jamaica Plains, dau. of James Henry and 
Margaret Rounttte (Smart) Parks. They resided in Mass. 
at the time of their marriage, and then removed to Rum- 
ford, Me., to the farm on Ellis River, where the father of 
Mr. Caldwell had lived many years. Their Silver Wed- 
ding day proved a pleasant occasion, and revealed the re- 
gard and kindly thought that the townspeople had for 
them. The Rumford Falls Times, gave the story : — 

" Sunday, Nov. 27, 1898, was the 25th anniversary of 
the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Caldwell. 
To celebrate the event they issued invitations to a Silver 
Wedding, Monday evening, Nov. 28. On account of the 
heavy snow storm, it was postponed until Thursday eve- 
ning, when a large company enjoyed the hospitality of 
Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell. The evening passed all too 
quickly, with social chat, music, vocal and instrumental, 
and recitations by children. The oldest person present 
was Mrs. William Reed, Mr. Caldwell's stepmother, 70 
years of age. Refreshments, consisting of cake, confec- 
tionary, coffee, &c, were served. Many and valuable 
presents were received from Mr. and Mrs. James Parks, of 
Cambridgeport, Mass., parents of Mrs. Caldwell ; and 
they were well remembered in various towns of Maine, 
New Hampshire, Mass'tts ; and a Poem was written for 
the occasion by Lucretia Howe. 

Mr. Caldwell has been a member of the Brass Band 
ten years. 

The children born in North Rumford : — 
85 Edna Estelle, born Sept. 30, 1875. 

Bertha May, born July 9, 1884; gr. of Rumford 
High School and the Ladies Seminary at West- 
brook. A successful teacher, with artistic and 
musical skill. 


49. Frank Pierce Caldwell, son of William Harrison 
Caldwell 11 and Elisabeth (McAllister,) born Sept. 25, 
1853, at Rumford ; married July 11, 1888, Alice Estelle 
McLench. She was b. Feb. 24, 1859, at Polk Co. Oregon, 
dau. of Benj. Franklin and Mary Almira (Gray) McLench. 
Mr. McLench was born in Fayette, Me., and went to Ore- 
gon in 1850, by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. Mrs. 
McL. was born in Townsend, Vt. and, in 1851, went to 
Oregon as a Pioneer School Teacher, under the auspices 
of the Board of Education. In that distant land they met, 
and in 1852 were married ; and for more than forty years 
lived on the same farm, Polk Co. Oregon. 

Frank Pierce Caldwell in young life left home, and in 
the Spring of 1876 went to California ; and in the Autumn 
of 1877 was in Oregon ; and worked at Washington and 
Idaho as house and bridge carpenter. He was two years 
at Portland, Oregon, contracting and building. In 1888 
he married one well suited to make home happy, — Miss 
Alice E. McLench. A few months were spent in the city 
of Salem, Oregon, and they then settled upon a farm in 
Lincoln, Polk Co., Oregon. Their children : 

Harrison Frank, b. Sept. 15, 1889. 

Estella Melinda, b. Sept. 25, 1892, d. June 17, 1901. 

50. Selomon Caldwell Edwards, son of Sarah Jane 
(Caldwell) 12 and Preston Edwards born in Otisfield, 
Dec. 24, 1834, died June 9, 1884, at Keene, N. H ; m. at 
Andover, Frances Ellen McAllister ; she soon died. 

He m. [2] Abby Frances Bartlett. 

He m. [3] Anna Torbigan, of Providence, R. I.; she 
was born Feb. 12, i860. 

His death was occasioned by the breaking of a chain in 
a mill, and the fall of a heavy weight. He lived but a 
few hours. 

Mrs. Edwards has since married Dwight Bush, of Vt. 
Selomon Edwards left one son : 

Ernest V. Edwards, bom Feb. 2, 1883. 

51. Rhoda Moore Edwards, dau. of Sarah Jane (Cald- 
well) 12 and Preston Edwards, born at Otistield, April 9, 
1841 ; m. at Lawrence, Mass., by Rev. George S. Weaver, 
Nov. 2, 1S67. Sylvanns Andrews Mor>e, horn Dec. 8, 1840, 
at Sullivan, X. II., son <>l Jd ne-, an Ksther Nash Morse, 


of Keene, N. H. Mr. S. A. Morse resides in Keene, and 
has been a member of the City Council for several terms ; 
for four years on the Board of Assessors. He is a carpen- 
ter and builder of marked ability. Children : 
86 James Preston, born Dec. 6, 1870. 

Nellie Jane, born June 30, 1872. 

Thomas, born Jan. 14, 1876. 

52. Jonathan Baker Edwards, son of Sarah Jane (Cald- 
well) 12 and Preston Edwards, born at Andover, Aug. 22, 
1847 > m at Winchester, N. H. by Rev. Elijah Harmon, 
Aug. 1, 1872, Lucie Bennett Sumner. She was born at 
West Swansea. N. H., dau. of William A. and Mary Ann 
(Worcester) Sumner. He is agent for the Sterling Oil 
Co., Keene, N. H. 

53. William Llewellyn Edwards, son of Sarah Jane 
(Caldwell) 12 and Preston Edwards, born at Andover, 
Jan. 27, 1851 ; married at Keene, N. H. by Rev. J. A. 
Leach, July 1, 1873, Victoria Isabella Burgess; she was 
born Nov. 17, 1852, at Ashburnham, Mass., dau. of Luther 
and. Elvira Jane (Goodfellow) Burgess. The children: 

Ona Isabelle, born Nov. 7, 1874 ; gr. at Keene 
High School. Teacher in Pub. Sch. of Keene ; 
m. Sept. 5, 1900, Frank Sawyer, of Manchester, 
clerk in bank ; he was son of B. F. Sawyer and 
Cynthia B. his wife, b. Nov. 22, 1874. 

Llewellyn Augustus, b. Apr. 8, 1883, d. Apr. 1, 1885 

54. Levi Cushman Caldwell, son of Wesley Caldwell 14 
and Margaret Ford (Cushman.) born at Lincoln, Sept. 26, 
1826, married at Mount Chase, Penobscot Co. Nov. 30, 
1857, Temperance Eldredge Myrick. She was born at 
Lincoln, March 16, 1829, died at Sherman Mills, May 8, 
1898 ; dau. of Ezra and Elisabeth Eldredge (Nee) Myrick, 
Mount Chase. Mr. Caldwell was — 

Trial Justice 28 years; Selectman, 9 years; Auditor of 
Accounts, 28 years ; Census Enumerator, 1880 ; Deacon in 
the Congregational Church ; Steward in the M. E. Church 
at Sherman Mills. No children. 


55. Sarah Forbes Caldwell, dau. of Wesley and Mar- 
garet Ford (Cushman) Caldwell 14, born at Lincoln, Pen- 
obscot Co., March 17, 1828, died Dec. 22, 1865, at Sher- 
man ; married, 1846, to George Davidson. He was born 
in Fryeburg, Feb. 8, 1821, died at Sherman, July 6, i860; 
son of George and Losanie (Freese) Davidson. George, 
the father, was born in Scotland, Jan. 11, 1787, died in 
Fryeburg, Oct. 20, 1827. Losanie, the mother, was born 
in Scotland, died in Sherman, Aug. 20, 1866. 

George Davidson, Jr., was a prosperous farmer and 

Mrs. Sarah F. (Caldwell) Davidson m. [2] Morgan L. 
Gerry. He built the first saw-mill in Sherman, 1842. 
The children of George Davidson and Sarah F.. his wife, 

87 Warren G. born Feb. 7, 1847 

Ruel Lambeit, born March 9, 1850, resides at 
Cripple Creek, Colorado. 

88 Luella M. born June 6, 1853. 

56. John Wesley Caldwell, son of Wesley Caldwell 14 
and Margaret Ford (Cushman,) born at Lincoln, Nov. 6, 
1829 ; married at Sherman, by Rev. Edwin Parker, Oct. 12 
1853, Mary Teressa Perry. She was born at Wilton, 
June 27, 1837, and was the daughter of Moses and Mary 
(Wood) Perry. 

John Wesley Caldwell has been elected to various offices 
of trust in the town ; and is prominent in the Lodges, &c. 
Charter member of Asbury Caldwell Post No. 51, Depart- 
ment of Maine, G. A. R.; Past Post Commander; Past 
Master Golden Sheaf Grange ; Marshall of MoLoneus 
Lodge, F. A. M., Sherman. 

In the Civil War, he was one of the Six Sons of Wesley 
and Margaret Cushman Caldwell, who volunteered for 
three years ; four of whom became fatal victims. 

He enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, in the 8th Maine Vols. Inf. 
Co. B. Served three years ; mustered out at Richmond, 
Va., June 18, 1865, by General Order of War Dep't. He 
was in the expedition to Florida, when Jacksonville was 
taken ; also in the Department of the South at Hilton 
Head and Beaufort, S. C, until April, 1864; then to Vir- 
ginia, and was with the army of the James, at the taking 
ot City Point and Bermuda Hundreds ; at Weir Bottoms 
Church, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Chapin's Farm, 


second battle of Fair Oaks, Spring Hill : all the fighting 
around Richmond, Petersburg and capture of the same ; 
also the pursuit and capture of Gen Lee and his army at 
Appomatox, Va., April, 1865. At the return to Richmond 
he was mustered out as before stated, and then came the 
return to the home at Sherman Mills. Since the War he 
has held the offices of Postmaster, Trial Justice and Jus- 
tice of the Peace. 
Children of John Wesley Caldwell and Mary T. (Perry :) 

89 Grace, b. Sept. 23, 1855, m. Dr. F. C. Harris. 

90 Ida Marion, b. Feb. 24, 1S58, m. Lewis E. Jackman. 
Erntst Perry, b. Jan. 27, i860, d. March 20, 1S64. 
Isa Alma, b. Aug. 6, 1861, d. at Colorado, Oct. 7, 

1883. [See 94. Obt.~\ 

91 Pearl John, twin, b. April 16, 1866. 

92 Mira Furman, twin, b. April 16, 1866, 

m. Dr. William T. Merrill. 

93 William Sleeper, b. May 17, 1872, 

m. Nora Emily Record. 

94 Gemma Lucasta. b. April 10, 1S74, 

m. G. A. Sleeper, D. D. S. 

95 Gertrude Teressa, b. Aug. 5, 1S77. 

The Golden Wedding of John Wesley and Mary T. 
(Perry) Caldwell, will ever be a gracious family mem- 
ory. We repeat the story of the Reporter's pen, — d^ted 
Oct. 12, 1903, the golden day : 

On Monday evening, Oct. 12, from 7 till 10.30 o'clock, 
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Caldwell was thronged 
with guests, who were present to extend greetings and 
congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, upon the fact of 
their having reached the 50th milestone on the journey of 
their wedded life. 

! The guests as they arrived were received by Miss Belle 
Harris, grandaughter of the bride and groom ; and after 
extending the usual compliments and congratulations, the 
time until 8.30 o'clock, was occupied in social conversation 
and the examination of a large and varied assortment of 
presents, displayed on a table in the dining room. The 
company then became interested in the following program : 

— Remarks by Rev. Frederic Parker ; Soprano Solo, 
Mi^sEmmaLane; Original Poem, Mrs. A. H. Spooner ; 
Baritone Solo, Dr. George A. Sleeper; Original Poem, by 
Rev. I. C. Bumpus. 


Following these exercises, wedding cake and fruits were 
served, after which the guests took their departure, all 
agreeing that the occasion had been a very pleasant one, 
and wishing Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell many happy returns 
of the day, — and which, judging from their youthful ap- 
pearance, is quite likely to be the case. 
The Address of Rev. Frederic Parker : 

Worthy and honored friends, our hosts : In behalf of the 
relatives and friends assembled here, I give you congratu- 
lations. Yours is a privilege granted to but few, and we 
rejoice at our privilege which is to witness your triumph 
and share in it. Fifty Years ago this evening, you stood 
at the altar and vowed to cherish each other till death 
should remove the privilege ; and because those vows 
have been faithfully kept, this gathering is made possible. 

In the endeavor recorded to realize the good, the true, 
the eternal in life, those years have not been fruitless. 
The credit bestowed upon you by the rearing of nine 
worthy children, is witness to that fact. It must have 
been a great source of joy and gratification to you, during 
the passing years, to witness the growth in goodness, the 
increasing aversion to evil, which their lives have mani- 
fested ; not perfect, you say, but aiming at perfection, 
which is the promise of realization. The joy which you 
have felt for the part permitted you to take in the achieve- 
ment of this result, has been its own sufficient recompense 
for the privations thereby necessitated. You are grateful 
lor the blessings granted. Grace, Ida, Ernest, Isa, Pearl, 
Mir.i, Will, Gemma, Gertrude, all these you have watched 
over and prayed over, until your watching and your pray- 
ing has received a generous reward. 

We resj ectfully sympathize with a vietoiy, which, even 
if the circumstances by which it was won could be known, 
would yet be too sacred for our t-haring. But the years 
of your united pilgrimage have not been productive of 
unmixed joy. As I look over this company, I find but six 
of the faces belonging to the nine names that I have read. 
The other three have passed from our sight and now lin- 
ger only in memory. They are not forgotten, but aie given 
Up to the great Father who judged them worthy of a 
higher, a heavenly work. 

Ernest was the first to go ; known but slightly to any, 


and not at all to those of us of a younger age ; but you 
knew him, and though he was but nine weeks old, and 43 
years have passed since then, you remember him as tho' 
he had left you but yesterday. 

Isa was next called, and twenty years ago from the 
plains of Colorado, she answered the summons and passed 
on to the other shore. We all knew Isa, and to us it 
seemed hard that one so young, — but 22 years, — should 
have to go while separated from you who loved her most. 
But we knew, too, that youth and a strange land could 
make no difference to the God who had called her in love. 
The departure of Gemma was so recent that the voice 
cannot yet be hushed to pronounce the words of sorrow 
that our hearts would prompt. How we who had played 
with her in childhood, sung with her in our youth, talked 
and striven for Christian perfection together with her in 
our young manhood and womanhood, clung to the hope 
that she might be spared to us yet a little longer ! How 
you cherished the hope with a mighty prayer for the aver- 
sion of the calamity, if it were possible. But God gently 
said. Come! and on Aug. 27, 1902, but little more than a 
year ago, at the age of 28 years, she went peacefully home. 
Ah, yes ! these are sorrows which you have had to bear ; 
but because you knew the way of God, and were not dis- 
posed to murmur at his decrees, you have come out of 
them better than you were before. 

You have not known the despair of those without a hope 
in Christ, and thus you have been better prepared to re- 
ceive the blessings which God has sent you in excess of 
the afflictions, and share them with your many friends. 
The names of this host no one might presume to mention 
in their entirety; but their presence here in large num- 
bers, is proof of their existence. 

Some few of those nearest of kin may be mentioned as 
having a special right to share in your triumph tonight. 
On the Caldwell side, two brothers, Levi and Francis, and 
one sister, Maria, [Mrs. Kellogg.] On the Perry side, 
one sister, Novida, my own mother, and a step-mother, 
Martha, have been with you from the beginning of your 
wedded life. It is not often that a mother, even a step- 
mother, is privileged to attend the Gulden Wedding of her 
daughter. These all have been nearest you, and have 
shared in your joys and yonr sorrows. It is fitting that 


they be given the seats of honor nearest you. Other rela- 
tives near and numerous, still others more remote, have 
come to make merry with you. 

The experience is no new one, whether on the part of the 
relatives or the friends, of coming in to enjoy your hospit- 
ality ; surely your house will long be famous for its great 
record in this respect. We have come to-night to see you 
once more, and to give expression to our hearty good-will. 
We knew before we came, whether we were Jew or Gentile, 
Barbarian or Scythian, bond or free, we should receive a 
royal welcome. We are hoping that for many years to 
come, similar opportunities may be given. 

We cannot, indeed, again attend your Golden Wedding, 
but if you celebrate your Diamond Anniversary, (and such 
as you do not quickly grow old, so that 25 years is no long 
time for you, J be assured we shall be here. 

May each succeeding year be better than the last ; and 
may the blessing of God attend yon in the performance of 
every duty. We, on our part, while extending our con- 
gratulations, would also give assurance of our love. 

The Poem by Rev. I. C. Bumpus : 

'Twas a wonderful thought, a stupendous plan, 
When God, our Creator, said : " Let us make man." 
In our image we'll make him, and give him the care 
Of the world and its creatures, their blessings to share. 

'Twas another great thought when a rib from his side. 
Was severed and changed to a beautiful bride, 
And brought to the man who, in his great need, 
Was waiting for something, — a help-meet indeed. 

So the man was delighted, and said with great glee, 
You have come from our Maker a blessing for me ; 
Let us love and obey Him, be faithful and true, 
And He will surprise us with what He will do. 

So the voice from the Garden, both tender and sweet, 
Was heard, and they hastened their Muker to grett ; 
And there, 'neath the trees, they twain were made one, 
By the Word of Jehovah, the adorable Son 

And so it has been from them until now : 
The betrothal, the wedding, the true marriage vow, 
Have filled up the years, some joyful, some sad, 
Some lovely, some charming, some fearfully bad. 


'Tis well that a union so sacred as this, 
Where Mary and John have shared in its bliss, 
Should number the years, two score and a half, 
With song and thanksgiving, a smile and a laugh. 

In Fifty full years with light and with shade, 

The renewal of pledges was sacredly made ; 

While blest with their children of rare grace and mien, 

They trace the kind Hand so abundantly seen, 

In the care and protection mid the carnage of war, 

For the soldier sees triumph, both order and law. 

Four generations all here, all honored and true, 
With neighbors and friends in a grand review, 
Can see by the years of a true married life, 
What God will do for a husband and wife, 
Who, in spite of the testing of life's rugged way, 
Have been true to their pledges to this hallowed day. 

And now with great gladness we bid them God-speed, 
Their wants are supplied, they live above need, 
For God, our Redeemer, has cared for them well. 
And of His goodness and mercy they are happy to tell ; 
And may the kind Master who listens and hears, 
Still give them, yes, many, most delightful glad years. 

The "Golden Wedding," by Mrs. A. H. Spooner : 

'Tis half a century since you wed ; 

Just Fifty sacred years have fled, 

Since on that blest October day 

Heaven's miracle of Love was wrought, 

Which made two hearts as one for aye, 

While angels listened, rapt in wonder, 

To earth's response, " Whom God hath joined, 

Let not man put asunder." 

Oh, beautiful ! oh, blessed scene ! 
Though Fifty Years have slipped between 
That blest event and this to-night, 
We see the bridegroom and the bride, 
As they, with joy, their vows do plight ; 
We see the friends through smiles and tears 
Wishing the choicest gifts from Heaven 
May crown the coming years. 

To- light we greet the same sweet bride, 
And faithful bridegroom at her side, 
Just as they stood in 'fifty-three, 
When, in the rosy morn of life, 
Kv love caressed, from sorrows, free, 


And, like the friends of former years, 
With deepest love and fervent prayers, 
We bring our gilts with smiles and tears. 

The same, yet not the same, for now 
Love sheds a halo on each brow ; 
Instead of groom and happy bride, — 
Oh ! transformation blest, we see 
A father, mother, side by side, 
Who look about with love and pride ; 
In generations three, they see 
Their forms and features multiplied. 

O blest re-union ! sacred hour ! 

Love enters here, supreme its power. 

We look about on faces dear ; 

Some cherished, sacred ones we miss, 

Love whispers they are here ; 

And so our longing hearts are filled with joy ; 

For this is your Golden Wedding Day, 

And the gold holds no alloy. 

57. Hiram Perkins Caldwell, son of Wesley 14 and 
Margaret Ford (Cushman,) born at Lincoln, Penobscot 
Co., March 26, 1832, died at Covington, Ky., Aug. 20, 
1863 ; married Sarah Jane Webber, dau. of Geo. Washing- 
ton and Susan Mudgett (Morrison) Webber, of Sherman 
Mills ; she was born at Linneus, Feb. 27, 1837, married 
March 26, 1854. 

Hiram Perkins Caldwell enlisted in the 9th New Hamp- 
shire Infantry, Co. A, Aug. 6, 1862. Was in the battle of 
Antietam. Wrote a letter home, while lying flat in a corn 
field, through and over which the enemies were shooting. 
Soon after he was sent to the Hospital, sick of dysentery. 
On partial recovery he went forth to Vicksburg, and was 
in battle there ; from thence he went up the river to Cov- 
ington, Ky., where he died, and lies buried in Linden 
Grove Cemetery. He was a noble man, true and good. 

His sons went to Colorado, 1882-3, to the Gunnison 
Valley, soon after the Indians left ; and George Wesley 
was County Supt. of Schools, and later County Assessor, 
[Mesa County.] Children of Hiram and Sarah : 

96 Franklin Perkins, b. at Golden Ridge, Feb. 1, 1S55. 
George Wesley, born at ditto, March 17, 185S. 

97 Truman Summerfield, b. " Jan. 31, i860 
Evelyn J. b. Nov. 24, 1861, d. Dec. 15, 1864. 


58. Francis Marion Caldwell, son of Wesley 14 and 
Margaret Ford (Cushman) Caldwell. He was born at 
Lincoln, Jan. 7, 1837. He m. [1] Louisa Weller, born at 
Bloomingdale, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1834, dau. of Samuel and 
Annis (Comstock) Weller, and n:. at Plattsburg, N. Y., 
June 24, 1866 ; she died at Sherman, March 25, 1875. 

He m. [2] Flavilla Eveline Sleeper, dau. of Daniel P. 
and Mahala Weymouth (Ames) Sleeper. She was born at 
Sherman, Jan. 24, 1845, m. Oct. 20, 1875. 

Francis Marion Caldwell entered the U. S. Service in 
the Civil War, July 3, 1862, as Corporal. He was in the 
battle at South Mountain, Md., Antietam, and Fredericks- 
burg. He was then sent to Hospital Douglas, Washing- 
ton, D. C, and was continued there six months. Was 
then detached and did guard and provost duty two years 
at Philadelphia, Pa., Hartford. Fairhaven, Bridgeport, Ct. 
Also Escort to Recruits going to the front from Conscript 
Camp, Fairhaven, Ct. When detached he was advanced 
to Sergeant. He came from Fredericksburg Battle with 
fourteen bullet holes through his clothing, but his body 
escaped ; ht w T as not mutilated or scratched. 
The children of Francis Marion Caldwell : 

Dwight Moody, b. July 27, 1877, m. Oct. 5, 1901, 
Lula Agnes Patterson, dau. of Orlando P. and 
Ruba Ann (Twitchell) Patterson. Children: 
Delmont Patterson, b. July 9, 1902. Margaret 
Lacosta, b. Nov. 29, 1903. 
Lucasta Mary, b. June 13, 1879, d. Mch 12, 1896. 
Levi Cushman, b. July 16, 1881, d. July 12, 1884. 
Isa Durfer, b. Sept. 9, 1883, m. John C. Joy, Aug. 
20, 1902 ; had son Paul Melvin, b. Apr. 4, 1903. 
Annie Elisabeth, b. March 17, 1885. 

59. Leonard Hatheway Caldwell, son of Wesley 14 and 
Marg, ret Ford (Cus-hman) Caldwell, born at Lincoln, 
March 12, 1S39, died at Mattanarkeg, May 31. 18S6, m. at 
Sherman, Sept. 27, ib63, Flora Ann Sleeper, b. at Webster 
N. H. July 20, 1842. She was the dau. of Jonathan J. and 
Betsey Davis (Sweet) Sleeper, of Sherman. 

At the beginning of the Civil War, j86i, Leonard was 
at the Exeter Academy. He tnlisted from there Sept. 
1861, Co. A. 9th N. H. as Fir>,t Sergt. He was in the 
battles of Antietam, South Mountain, and Fredericksburg. 


He received a rebel bullet in his left lung; he returned 
home, — but died from the effects of the wound after a few 

He was a merchant ; and was chosen as Representative 
to Gen. Court ; Postmaster for ten years at Sherman Mills; 
Town Clerk ; Supervisor of Schools ; Selectman ; Deacon 
of the Church ; Supt. of the S. S. 15 years. 
Children . 

98 Myrtilla Evelyn, b. at Sherman, Mch 21, 1865. 
Annie Lydia, b. Aug 6, 1866, d. May 19, 1S68. 

99 Henry Ware, b. Jan. 4, 1S69. 

60. Lucy Maria (sometimes written Maria L.) Caldwell, 
dau. of Wesley 14 and Margaret Ford (Cushman) born 
March 18, 1S41, at Lincoln ; m. at Sherman, Feb. 21, 1864, 
Dea. John Wm. Kellogg. He was b. at Gorham, May 13, 
1832. The children : 

Ernest L. b. at Island Falls, Dec. 10, 1864. 

100 Elisabeth Forbes, b. April 3, 1866. 

Perry Adams, b. Feb. 17, 1868, d. July 1, 1S69. 

101 Wesley Caldwell, b. Sept. 30, 1869. 

Mary Louisa, b. at Sherman, July 28, 1871, 

died May 30, 1880. 
Margaret Hilles, b. Jan. 10, 1873, d. May 25, 1874. 
John William, b. Sept. 22, 1874, d. May 30, 1880. 

61. The record of Six of the Children, and the grand- 
children of Lovina (Caldwell) 15 and Isaac Cummings, is 
included in this section, (61,) viz: 

Philip Caldwell, Mary Susan, 

Isaac Watts, Albert Webster, 

Francis Asbury, Francina Maria, [73-] 

Philip Caldwell Cummings, son of Isaac and Lovina 
(Caldwell) Cummings 15, born at Gray, Me., April 3, 
1822; m. Emeline Amanda Millard, March 11, 1S56. He 
died at Canaan Ct. July 3, 1898. Two children : 

Sherwood Caldwell, b. at Cornwall, Ct. July 12, 1S5S 
Mary Lovina, b. at Canaan, Feb. 16, 1861, 
died Aug. 19, 18S9. 
Philip C. Cummings enlisted as a soldier of the Civil 
War, July, 1861 ; muslered in Oct. 2, 1861. His commis- 
siou as First Lieut, dated Dec. 5, iS6r. 

Sherwood Caldwell Cummings, son of Philip, born at 


Cornwall, Ct., m. by Rev. Charles M. Selleck and Rev. 
Howard S. Clapp, to Fannie J. Cousins, in Norwalk. 
Their children : 

Elsie Bradford, b. at Canaan, Dee. 21, 1884. 

Marion Church, born at Meriden, April 26, 1886. 

Marjorie Lee, born at Norwalk, May 8, 1889. 

Mary Susan Cummings, dan. of Lovina (Caldwell) 15 
and Isaac Cummings, born at Gray, July 20, 1S29, m. Feb. 
24, 1S45, at Paris, to Charles M. Blake. He died Oct. 1, 
1847. A child, named for the father, born Dec. 4, 1847, 
died Sept. 5, 1849. 

Mrs. Blake m. [2,] Whitmore W. Bowker, Dec. 2, 1S58. 
Two children : 

Delphinas Francis, born Dec. 3, 1859, m. Mrs. Eva 

A. Rounds, — residence, Portland. 
Charles Whitmore, b. July 19, 186 1, m. Margaret 
Stanley, Nov. 3, 1891. Their son Muriel Stan- 
ley, b. March 9, 1899, at Paris. 
Whitmore W. Bowker died June 15, 1S68 ; Mary S. Cum- 
mings, his widows died Nov. 17, 1892. 

Isaac Watts Cummings, son of Lovina (Caldwell) 15 
and Isaac Cummings, born at Gray, May 18, 1825, mar- 
ried Eliza McClary, Stratford, N. H., June ro, 1851. She 
died in Glencoe, Minn. May 27, 1857. 

He m. [2] Mary S. Buck, at Glencoe, Oct. 20, 1877 ; she 
died Jan. 1898. He went to Glencoe, Minn., as an early 
settler. At the time of the massacre by the Indians, he 
took his family, (including his mother who was with him.) 
in an ox wagon, and fled for safety to Minneapolis. His 
crops and cattle were utterly destroyed. Several settlers 
did not escape, and were slain. Their bodies were gath- 
ered and interred at Glencoe. 
The children of Isaac Watts Cummings : 

Andrew Flower, born May 4, 1S53, m. Margaret 
Cameron, June 6, 1876, resides at Cass Lake, 
Minn. Grad. Stevens* Seminary, Glencoe: a 
Teacher in early manhood ; now a farmer. Six 
children : Isaac William, b. Mch 8, 1S77, m. 
Ethel Oppelt ; Alexander M. b. May 5, 1SS3 ; 
James Melville, b. Nov. 25, 18S6 ; Andrew 
Francis, b. Aug. 27, 1889; Catherine Mary, b. 
April 10. 1891 ; Eliza, b. and d. 1894. 


Mary Augusta, born Oct. i. 1855; grad. Stevens' 
Sem.; was a Teacher ; m. David Minmo, 
Sept. 23, 1897. 

Josephine Gilbert, born Sept. 17, 1858 ; grad. Ste- 
vens' Seminary ; m. James Keenan, Jan. 25, 
188S. Their children: Melville L. b. Feb. i. 
1890 ; Kstella M. b. Nov. 26, 1898. 

William B. born Feb. 29, i860, died early. 

Melville Augustus, b. Apr 14, 1863, at Minneapolis, 
Minn., m. at Chicago, Jessie May Cronk, Sept. 
12, 1894 ; she was b. Dec. 21, 1868, at Aurora, 
111. He was a grad. Stevens Sem.; resides at 
Hector, Minn. Children : Walter Eugene, b. 
Sept. 8, 1S96 ; Janette Marion, b. Oct. 5, 1898 ; 
George Isaac, born at Hector, Minn., Dec. 1, 
1899, d. Sept. 20, 1900. 

Anne Estelle, b Nov. 30, 1865, grad. Stevens Sem.; 
m. at Glencoe, Eugene Marion Phillips, Aug. 
22, 1888. He is a gr. of Hamlin University, 
Class of '95, and is a Teacher. Their child, 
Guybest M. born Aug. 21, 1896. 

Rev. Albert Webster Cummings, son of Lovina (Cald- 
well) 15 and Isaac Cummings, born at Minot, April 27, 
1826, m. at Poland, Estha Jordan, March, 1855. She died 
August of the same year. 

He went to Glencoe, McLeod Co., Minn., 1S57, and 
m. Emma Elisabeth Dean, at Forest City, July 8, i860. 
He was received into the West Wisconsin M. E. Conf. Oct. 
10, i860 ; continuing his labors fourteen years, he was in 
1874 superannuated. In 1876 he entered the Hahnemann 
Medical College, Chicago, took the three years course, 
and became a practicing Physician. His daughter, — 

Estella C. born at Mindora, Wis., Jan. 6, 1862, m. 
Leroy Bishop, merchant, Sept. 7, 1885 ; their 
children : Edwin R. b. July 6, 1887, d. Apr. 19, 
1899; Albert R. b. July 6, 1887 ; Loa May, b. 
March 22., 1890. 

Francis Asbury Cummings, son of Lovina (Caldwell) 15 
and Isaac Cummings, born Jan. 23, 1S34, at Minot, Me. 
He was married, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, to Mary Adelia 
Lamphere, Oct, 17, 1857, at Glencoe, Minn. They had no 
children, but, since the Civil War, April iS, 1870, they 


adopted the daughter of a dying comrade. Alice Twiss 
Cutnmings has proved to be a grace and blessing to their 
home, and is now one of the Librarians at Hartford, Ct. 

Mr. Cummings enlisted in Co. I, nth Reg't, Conn. Vol. 
July, 1861. Was mustered in, Oct. 3, 1861, and was in 
the following battles : Newbern, N. C. Frederick City, 
South Mountain, Antietem. He was wounded through 
the shoulder at Antietem ; and was discharged from Vol. 
service to accept a commission in fhe Regulars, but failed 
to secure it because of disability. 

He is now Senior Vice Commander of Robert O. Tyler 
Post 50 Department of Conn. G. A. R. He purchased the 
lot 011 which his Regimental Monument was at Antietem, 
and presented it to the Organization. They have since 
vottd to have it deeded to the U. S. in order to have it 
cared for by the Gen. Government. He was elected Pres. 
of the Association, in 1895, served one year, and now is 
one of the Executive Committee. He is a dealtr in Hay, 
Grain and Flour. He has been prospered in business ; 
and holds membership in the First Presbyterian Church. 

p-rancina Maria Cummings, daughter of Lovina (Cald- 
well) 15 and Isaac Cummings, married Leonard Augustus 
Caldwell, son of Leonard Caldwell 23, a Soldier in the 
Civil War [See 73.] 

62. Sarah Maria True, dau. of Polly (Caldwell) 15^ 
and John True, born Sept. 24, 1833 ; died April 10, 1875 ; 
married Richmond Davis, Nov. 17, 1851. Children: 

Ella E. born Oct. 29, 1852. 

Augustine, b. March 4, 1855, d. July 28, 1881. 

Charles H. born Jan. 9, i860. 

Sumner P. born Jan. 25, 1863. 

John True, born Feb. 23, 1867. 

Jerold B. born May 19, 1873. 

63. John Augustine True, and his younger brother, 
Addison Emery True,— sons of Polly (Caldwell) 15* and 
John True. John was born March 19, 1836, died May 4, 
1877 ; m. Sarah Morse Small, May 18, 186S. They lived 
at Mechanic Flails. Children : 

Clinton Augustine, b. Sept. 20, 1S69, d. June 21 1S7S 
Samuel, b. June 25, 1871, d. July 2, 1878. 


Addison Emery True, son of John and Polly (Caldwell) 
15^, born May 5, 1841, died April 12, 1897, married Mrs. 
Sarah Moore Small, May 30, 1878. Mr. True was an ex- 
tensive farmer ; at one time, with his father, possessing 
three farms. Upon his estate he laid out streets and built 
houses; and, while cultivating his lands, he also supplied 
markets with sheep and cattle. 
One child by adoption : 

Alice May, born June 10, 1882. 

64. John Asbury Caldwell, son of John 16 and Maria 
(Scribner) Caldwell, born at Paris, Jan. 1, 1833, died at 
Seffera, Fla., Nov. 2, 1898 ; married at Dracut, Mass., 
May 25, 1850, Hannah M. Pressey, born May 6, 1833, in 
Sutton, N. H. Children: 

Maria A. born at Lowell, March 30, 1851 ; 

died at Ridgeway, Pa., Sept. 12, 1868. 
Ella M. born at Lowell, April 22, 1854 ; 

died Sept. 19, 1857. 
Herbert F. born at Kane, Pa. May 8, 1868. 
Blanche P. born at Erie, Pa. Oct. 21, 1872 ; m. Nov. 

24, 1897, Lee Gerritt ; a son, Herbert P. born 

Sept. 1, 1899, at Erie. 
William P. born at Erie, Pa. Jan. n, 1876. 

65. Charles David Caldwell, son of John :6 and Maria 
(Scribner) Caldweli, b. Jan. 1, 1838, died June 22, 1S64 ; 
m. Catherine E. Murphy, April 26, 1859. Children : 

Helen Maria, b. Feb. 8, i860; m. [1] Henry Har- 
rison, of Worcester, 1882 ; [2] Maturin B. 
Magoon, 1893. 

A son, died early. 

66. Rev. Asbury Caldwell, Jr., son of Rev. Asbury 17 
and Olive E. (Merrill) Caldwell. He was born in Wis- 
casset, Feb. 1, 1838, and died in Portland, Jan. 29, 1862. 

Dr. Torsey, President of Maine Wes-leyan Seminary, 
said : 'Of the thousands who have been under my instruc- 
tion since I have occupied my position, Asbury Caldwell 
was by far the most brilliant and accurate scholar." 

It was told of him also, that in fifreeu months from the 
time he commenced the study of languages, he was quali- 
fied to enter any college in the country. He was suddenly 


prostrated by violent hemorrhage of the lungs, and quick- 
ly passed Beyond. Rev. H. B. Ridgeway wrote : " He 
was the most heroic young man I ever saw. His death 
was calm, peaceful, triumphant. With visions of heavenly 
joy he passed away." He sleeps beside his father and 
mother in a beautiful Cemetery in Portland. 

67. Rev. John Merrill Caldwell, sou of Rev. Asbury 17 
and Olive E. (Merrill) Caldwell, born Aug. 29, 1839 > in - 
Krnina H. Hill, of Kennebunk, July 10, 1865, the only 
dau. of Capt. Abram and Susan Colman Hill. 

The Ministerial career of Rev. J. M. Caldwell :— 
In the Maine Methodist Conference : at Kennebunk, 1862- 
1865 ; Hallowell, 1866. Failing health compelled a trans- 
fer to the West, and he then supplied the Main street M. 
E. Church, Dubuque, Iowa, 1866-67. Chosen Principal 
of Rock River Seminary and Collegiate Institue, Mount 
Morris, 111., 1867-69 ; stationed at Princeton, 111., 1869-71 ; 
at Rocklord, 1871-73; Joliet, 1873-75; Ada St. Church, 
Chicago, 1875-78 ; Wester Ave. Church, Chicago, 1878-81. 
Presiding Elder, Joliet Dist. 1S85. Oakland M. E. Chh. 
Chicago, 1890 ; South Park Ave. Church, Chicago, 1895 ; 
Park Ave. Chh. Chicago, 1897. Presiding Elder, Chicago 
Western Dist. Retired from pulpit and public life, 1903. 

1890, the degree of D. D., conferred by Mt. Union Col.; 
the same year, accompanied by his only son, [Rev. Asbury 
Caldwell,] he journeyed through Europe, Egypt and Pal- 
estine, five months. 

While in ministerial labors in Maine, he was Chaplain 
of the State Legislature. His children : 

102 Susan Olive, born July 6, 1867, married John Ira 

Merrill, of Kennebunk. 

103 Asbury, b. Oct. 12, 1869, m. [1] Fanny Brown ; [2] 

Mrs. Edith Fisher. 

104 Mavolta, b. Oct. 21, 1871 ; m [ r J Dr - Abram S. 

Pease; [2] J. W. Southell, Esq. 
Anna, b. Sept. 17, 1872, d. Dec. 21, 1872. 
Emma, b. Oct. 18, 1S73, died Jan. 16, 1874. 
Floreoce, b. Feb. 18, 1876, d. April 6, 1879. 
Calla Marie, born Aug. 28, 1881 ; graduate of 

Lewis Institute, Chicago. 


68. Charles Baker Caldwell, son of Isaiah :8 and Lydia 
Ann (Nelson) Caldwell, born July 12, 1838, married Feb. 
21, 1864, Abby Ann Lane. She was the dau. of Simeon 
and Charlotte (Merrill) Lane. Charles B. was a soldier 
of the Civil War. He resides in Stoneham, Mass., a gro- 
cer in that town. His children : 

Effie M. b. Sept. 25, 1865, m. Fred Ira Bumpus, 
July 11, 1S85. He was b. Jan. 24, 1861. Their 
children : Ira E. b. Nov. 10, 1887 ; Nina A. 
b. May 8, d. Aug. 5, 1890 

Ernest A. b. Oct. 15, 1868 ; Brakeman on the R. R. 
his home is at Stoneham. 

69. Emmons Melville Nelson, son of Emmons and 
Caroline (Caldwell) Nelson 20, born Dec. 9, 1839, died 
Aug. 22, 1866. Married, at Boston, Oct. 1, 1863, Ellen 
Buzzel Reed, born at Charleston, Maine, Dec. 13, 1835, 
died at Lewiston, June 8, 1897 ; dau. of John and Hannah 
(Cowan) Reed. John Reed was b. April 8, 1801 ; m. Mch 
17, 1825, lived at Glenborn until 1871 ; he then went to 
Jersey City, N. J. ; returned to Lewiston ; d. Feb 29, 1877 

Emmons M. Nelson attended school at Chelsea. 
After Hs death, his widow lived at Lewiston. The dau. 
of Emmons and Ellen Nelson : 

105 Nettie Mellenna, born Jan. 7, 1865, at Boston. 

70. Caroline Augusta Nelson, dau. of Emmons and 
Caroline P. (Caldwell) Nelson 20; born at Rumford, 
Feb. 5, 1842 ; m. at Oxford, March 18, 1862, James Libby 
Holden. He was born at Otisfitld, June 12, 1830; son of 
Henry and Abigail (Ray) Holden, of Wrentham. James 
L. Holden for a score of years has been a manufacturer of 
baskets of all sizes and styles. The children : 

ic6 Florence Maria, b. in Otisfield, Oct. 6, 1865. 
107 Walter Emmons, b. at Oxford, Nov. 17, 1867. 

71. Henry Arthur (Thing) Caldwell, adopted son of 
Seth Cushman and Eliza A. (Cummings) Caldwell 21: 
born at Gardner, Oct. 17, 1858; m. by Rev. John Merrill 
Caldwell, Nov. 8, 1877, to Rebecca Jane Cribben, of Chi- 
cago. Twelve }ears he was Foreman in Cloak Dep't of 
Marshall Field, Chicago. Afterwards Manager of Dry 
Goods Dep't at South Bend, Ind. Children : 


Mabel Cushman, born May 22, 1878. 
William Arthur, born Nov. 30, 1S81. 
Robert Cribben, born July 2, 1889. 
Mildred Cummings, born Sept. 16, 1891. 

72. Josephine Jane (Hazzard) Caldwell, adopted dau. 
of Seth Cushman and Eliza A. (Cummings) Caldwell 21, 
born at Westport, Mass., Oct 18, 1861 ; married Nov. 4, 
1885, Chester Strowbridge Hart, of Taunton, Mass. 
Their son : — 

John Caldwell Hart, born Aug. 31, 1886. 

73. Leonard Augustus 
Caldwell, son of Leonard 
23 and Hannah (Farring- 
ton) Caldwell, of Oxford. 
He was a graduate of 
Kents Hili Seminary, and 
a Ttacher in Maine and 
Minnesota, whither he 
went in the Autumn of 
1857. In 1858, he became 
owner of farm lands, and 
devoted himself to their 

May 21, i85o, he was 
mairitd, by Rev. Henry 
Kliot, to Francina Maria 

Cummings, dau. of Isaac Leonard Augustus Caldwell. 

and Lovina (Caldwell) Cummings, [15 They hid one 
son : — 

108 Leonard Augustus, born April 16, 1861. 
The year 1861, was an era in his career ; and proved to be 
"the beginning of the end :" — 

He enlisted as Sergeant in Co. B, 4th Reg. Minn. Vol., 
Sept. 11, 1861. During the following winter he was sta- 
tioned at Fort Reidgley ; and in early Spring, 1862, trans- 
ferred to the South. During the winter the measles pre- 
vailed at the Fort, and he was hardly recovered when the 
order came for the transfer. 

He had arranged for the comfort of his wife and baby- 
boy ; but the Indian Massacre of Aug. 17, 1862, gave a 
deep and suffering anxiety to those who were at home or 


absent ; and the frequent and necessary changes of locali- 
ties, made it impossible for wife and husband to hear or 
know of each other's welfare. The mutual anxiety can 
hardly be imagined. 

The soldier, though weak from disease and burdened 
with mental heaviness, kept on duty, serving under Gen. 
Grant at Farmington, Hamburg, Corinth, Clear Creek, 
Jacinto, Moscow, White Station, Memphis, Young Point, 
Helena, Miliken's Bend, and was on the way to Vicksberg 
when his strength utterly failed. On May 11, 1863, he was 
carried to Memphis, and died June :6, 1863. His latest 
days and hours were strong in the desire that the successes 
of Government might establish a strength and power that 
could never be diminished. 

74. Ellen Cornelia Caldwell, daughter of Leonard 23 
and Hannah (Farrington) Caldwell; born at Oxford, 
Jan. 11, 1836; married the Rev. James Orwin Thompson. 
He was born June 9, 1834, the son of James Clements 
Thompson and Esther Chalmers ( Famham, ) his wife,— 
residents of Waldo. 

Rev. James O. Thompson and Ellen Cornelia Caldwell, 
were married by the Rev. Abel Pottle, Aug. 14, 1863. A 
brief outline of Mr. Thompson's career will reveal a varied 
and useful life : 

James O. Thompson's occupation is that of Editor, 
Printer, and Publisher. He is a superannuated Minister 
of the New England Southern Conference of the M. E. 
Church. He joined the Maine Conference of that Church, 
April, 1S66. He was stationed at South Eliot, Richmond, 
Woodford's Corner, and Monmouth, in the Maine Conf.; 
was transferred to the Providence, [now the New England 
Southern.] in 187 r. He filled the stations at West Dennis, 
Vineyard Haven, Nantasket, Hingham, Plymouth, Little 
Comptou, and Edgartown, in that Conference, and took a 
superannuated relation' In' 18S3. 

He removed to Keyser, W. Va., in Sept. 1883, and has 
since published the Mountain Echo, a Republican paper. 

He was mustered into the United States service, as 2d 
Lieut of Co. I, 17th Maine Vol. Inf. Aug. 18, 1S62, and 
served until March, 1864, having in the mean time been 
promoted to 1st Lieut. Co I, ami Capt. Co. K. He re- 
ceived two sunstrokes which totally unfitted him for fur- 


ther service. While in the service he took part in the 
battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, 
[in which he was ordered, in the midst of the fight, to take 
command of the color company, whose commanding officer 
had been killed,] Locust Grove, Mine Run, and two or 
three engagements of lesser note. 

Mrs. Ellen C. (Caldwell) Thompson's life has been a 
revealing of what a consecrated and devout life may be. 
She has been heard to remark, that "if she had been born 
a few years later, she would have had the opportunity for 
acquiing a college education " She made, however, the 
best use of the opportunities she did enjoy, and thus fitted 
herself for the duties of maturer life. 

She attended the District School in summer and winter, 
until she was fourteen or fifieen years of age. Whatever 
may have been the shortcomings of those old time schools, 
they certainly afforded to t arnest and studious pupils an 
opportunity to lay the foundations of a good English edu- 
cation. She also attended several terms at Hebron Acad- 
emy, then as now a fountain sending out streams of good 
over the country. For one term only she had the privil- 
ege of being a student at Kent's Hill, — the Maine Wes- 
leyan Seminary. 

At the age of fifteen years she taught successfully her 
first summer school ; and continued to teach several years. 

Just before the beginning of the Civil War, she became 
engaged to the Rev. James O. Thompson, an old school- 
mate. In 1862, duty called him to the battle fields. With 
a heroism equal to her sense of the righteousness of the 
cause, she buckled on his sword, and with a fervent God 
bless you, bade him Good-bye. A year later, while he was 
at home on sick-leav^, they were married. After a few 
days he returned to the Army. 

He graduated in the Class of '66 from the Biblical Insti- 
tute, Concord, N. H. and joined the Maine Conference. 
S on .' fter arriving at their first appointment, (South 
Eliot,) Mrs. Thompson was attacked by disease, which 
culminated in nervous prostration from which she suffered 
fifteen years ; yet she kept up her interest in Church work. 
She was espe:ially interested in the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
siona y S< ciety. and in several pastorates organized auxil- 
iaries. Early in the history of the Society, she became a 
Life Member. 

In 1883, Mr. Thompson's health, which had been pre- 


carious from the effect of the sun-strokes received during 
his military life, became so much impaired that he took 
the superannuated relation, and located at Keyser, W. Va. 
In this new home, Mrs, Thompson perceived a diversified 
field for her efforts. She found a W. C. T. U., in which 
she immediately took an active interest. Failing to see 
results from her efforts in connection with the Union, she 
began to question if there might not be found a cause for 
the lack of success ? Inquiry led to the knowledge that 
no Temperance work had been done among the colored 
people. The spirit of caste which dominated society and 
churches, had debarred them from the privilege of hearing 
temperance lectures, or uniting with others in temperance 
work. Impressed with their need, she began to work 
with them and for them, especially in connection with 
their Sunday School. Nearly fifteen years she has been 
Superintendent, organist, teacher, chorister and conductor 
of Bible Readings. For the last two years Mr. Thompson 
has been laboring with her in this Sabbath work, when he 
has not been absent supplying pulpits. 

Mrs. Thompson has also had charge of her husband's 
business, in his absence, for weeks at a time, editing the 
paper with great acceptability. 

Ten jears ago Mr. and Mrs. Thompson built for them- 
selves a commodious and pleasant home in Keyser. It is 
a home of marked hospitality, and they share its comforts 
with those who need. 

75. William Farrington Caldwell, son of Leonard 23 
and Hannah (Farrington) Caldwell, born at Oxford, April 
28, 1840, m. Mehitable D. Winship, born in Otisfield, Feb. 
23, 1840, married at Oxford, Feb. 8, 1862. Their children : 

Emily Agnes, born June 30, 1864 ! d. Jan. 10, 187S. 

Adtlbert Farrington, b. May 18, 1867. [See below.] 

Minnie Belle, b. Oct. 18, 1S68 ; m. Rev. Arthur A. 
Callaghan, June 29, 1904. 

Annie Clark, born July 19, 1871. 

William Leonard, born Dec. 24, 1874. 

Guy Harold, b. Nov. 24, 1880, d. Feb. 27, 1SS5. 

Cornelia Beatrice, b. March 30, 1884. 
Prof. Adelbert Farrington Caldwell, [see above,] recog- 
nized in the literary world, has a pleasant and advancing 


record : He — 

Prepared for College at Hebron Academy, Hebron, Me.; 

Graduated from Colby College, 1S91 ; 

Received the degree of M. A., 1894; 

Member of Graduate School of Harvard University, 1904. 

Professor of History and English Literature, Maine Wes- 
leyan Seminary and College, 1891-98 ; 

Professor of English Literature, Illinois Wesleyan Univ- 
ersity, Bloomington, III., 1898-1904 ; 

Published The Barefoot Time, a collection of poems, 1903. 

Accepted the chair of English Lit. DePauvv Univ. 1904. 

76. Annie Elisabeth Caldwell, dau. of Leonard 23 and 
Hannah E. ( Farrington) Caldwell, of Oxford ; born Feb. 
2r, 1848, married by the Rev. James O. Thompson, at 
Richmond, July 4, 1867, t > George Richard Clark, M. I)., 
of Portland. Dr. Clark was born at Strong, Maine ; sou 
of Adam Clark. He died Nov. r, 1S69. 

Mrs. Dr. Clark, as will be seen below, becoming inter- 
ested in the study of medicine, graduated from the Medi- 
cal Dept. of the University of Michigan, July 1, 1886 ; one 
year also in Woman's Medical College, Philadelphia. 

She was married by the Rev. Richard Turnbull, at 
Detroit, Mich , Nov. 18, 1886, to Dr. George Benson Kelso. 
He was born at North Bruce, Ont., son of Thompson 
Kelso, — residence at Bloomington, 111. Their daughter : 
Helen Cameron Kelso, born Dec. 16, 1889 ; 
died September 1, 1890. 

Mrs. Annie E. Kelso was the youngest of the family ; 
and, like her brothers and sisters, attended the District 
School winters and summers ; and in the spring and au- 
tumn was a stident at Hebron Academy. At the age of 
ten, she began the study of Latin ; her eldest brother, 
Leonard Augustus Caldwell, being her instructor. She 
began the study of music, also, at an early age. 

At sixteen years she entered the Maine Wesleyan Sem- 
inary, at Kent's Hill, intending to complete the course of 
study ; owing to the failure of health, she reluctantly re- 
linquished the plan. 

At the age of niiuteen, she was happily married to Dr. 
C. E. Clark, of Portland, aid in two years she passed 
thiough the sorrow of tl e death ol the devoted husband. 


Her love of study induced her to enter the Boston Con- 
servatory of Music. She then spent two years in Europe, 
where she became so familiar with the German language 
she could write and speak it like a native. In Germany 
and Italy the received instruction in vocal culture, her 
sweet voice drawing from her Italian teacher, the admir- 
ing expression, Una bclla voce! 

After her return from Europe, she was prostrated by 
illness; for three years, she was an almost helpless in- 
valid. While in this condition she obtained medical books 
and read up her own case, which she diagnosed more ac- 
curately than it had been done by physicians. 

Her love of Medical Science became a passion, and she 
prepared herself for the practice of medicine. The disci- 
pline of sorrow fitted her the better to sympathize with the 
diseased and suffering. After graduating she was united 
in marriage with a fellow student, whose standing as a 
physician was of a high order. The Home Sanitarium, 
which they established in Bloomington, 111., is a genuine 
home to each one who is so fortunate as to become an 
inmate. Here are the appliances for modern treatment, 
medical and surgical, of all chronic diseases. 

77. Samuel Cushman Caldwell, only son of Prof. 
Merritt Caldwell 24, and Rosamond R. (Cushman,) was 
born in Carlisle, Penn., in a wing of one of the buildings 
of Dickenson College, which was occupied by his parents 
as a residence. On his mother's side he is descended from 
the P-ilgiims, as on his father's from the Puritans. 

His earliest American maternal ancestor was Robert 
Cushman, business manager of the Mayflower expedition, 
whose only son, Thomas, married Mary, daughter of 
Isaac Allerton, both of whom were passengers on the 
Mayflower on its first landing at Plymouth Rock. Thomas 
Cushman was the confidential friend of Gov. Bradford, 
and on the death of Elder Brewster succeeded him as 
Ruling Elder of the Ph mouth Church. 

A \ear before the death of Prof. Merritt Caldwell, his 
son was sent to the family homestead, in Oxford, where 
he remained working on the farm w th his uncle Leonard 
and his cousins, until he went to Maine Wesleyan Semin- 
ary, — the scene of the early labors of his father and his 
uncle Zenas, — 10 prepare for College. 

lie entered, in 1854. the College where he was born, 

Samuel Cushman Caldwell, D. C. L. 
On the Editorial Staff of the New-York Tribune since 
September i, 1872. 


and was graduated in 1858. Was an instructor in Greek 
and Latin in Rock River Seminary, Mount Morris, 111., 
for a year, and then studied Law in Portland. Here he 
came into close contact with a fellow student who was to 
become famous, — Thomas Brackett Reed, who, in those 
early days, showed all the elements of character which 
constitute a leader. 

Caldwell was admitted to practice at the bar in Portland 
in 1861 ; and in New York, 1863. 

^He was Ass't Editor of the Methodist, New York city, 
1866-69 ; on tne Editorial Staff of New York World, under 
Manton Marble, 1-869-72 ; and has been on Editorial Staff 
of New York Tribune since Sept. 1, 1872. Last year the 
Tribune association decided to publish a new agricultural 
paper, TIic Tiibune banner, and he was appointed Agri- 
cultural Editor. 

Having built up a suburban home, he was chosen the 
first President of the village of Pelham, Westchester Co. 
N. Y., and was re-elected twice. 

He received the degree of Doctor of Civil Law, from 
Dickenson College, 1899 ; and is a member of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society. 

He married March 20, 1883, Charrie Forshee, daughter 
of Barnard and Eliza Forshee, of Monroe, Orange Co., 
N. Y., and her French Huguenot and Dutch ancestry, go 
back to as early an American date as that of her husband. 

78. Hon. Charles Sumner Cook, son of Christiana 
Survive (Perry) and Obadiah Gould Cook, 28, grandson of 
Polly (Caldwell) 5 and Rev. Dan Perry; born Nov. 18, 
1858, married Oct. 23, 1889, Annie Jefferds Reed, dan. of 
Hon. Isaac and Lvdia Emery ( Macdonald ) Reed, of 
Waldoboro. Two children : 
L.\dia Macdonald. 

One ( i the prominent Lawers of the State of Maine, and 
a member of the Governor's Council, elected January, 
1899, is Hon. C. S. Cook. He resides in Portland, in 
which city he was born, Nov. 15. 1858 

His lather, the late Obadiah G. Cook, was a lawyer of 
1 i o h standing. [See 28.] His mother was Christiana S. 
(Perry) Cook, a dau of Rev. Din Perry, a Methodist 
clergxmin, who eaily settled and preached in Oxford Co. 


and the sister of the late Hon. John J. Perry, of Portland, 
who was a member of the 34th and 36th Congress. Mr. 
Perry was one of the founders of the Republican Party. 
He served as a member of both the State Senate and 
House of Representatives ; and was active and prominent 
in the early history of the party, and especially in the sup- 
port of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin and other anti-slavery 

Charles Sumner Cook was fitted for College in the Com- 
mon Schools of Harrison, to which town his father removed 
in 1861, and in the Nichols Latin School, Lewiston, and 
graduated from Bates College, with honors, in 1881. He 
became Principal of the Waldoboro High School, 1882 ; 
and afterwards commenced the study of Law in his father's 
office in Harrison. 

In the winter of 1884, he entered the law office of 
Symonds & Libby, Portland. This firm was composed of 
Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, ex-Judge of the Supreme Court 
of Maine, and Hon. Charles F. Libby ; and under their 
direction he continued his legal studies, being admitted to 
the Cumberland Bar in October, 1886. Since that time he 
has been in the active practice of his profession in Portland 

In 1891, he formed a business association with Hon. J. 
W. Symonds which continued until the formation, with 
David W. Snow, in April, 1892, of the firm of Symonds, 
Snow & Cook. This firm has always enjoyed a large 
business, embracing important railroad and corporation 
matters, and has a wide reputation as one of the leading 
law firms of the State. Charles L. Hutchinson is now 
[1899] an additional member of this firm. 

Mr. Cook has been more than ordinarily successful as a 
Lawyer, and from his associations and ability has had the 
handling of larger and more important cases than usually 
fall to the lot of young men of his profession. 

In politics Mr. Cook has always been a Republican, and 
an active and influential member of the Party. He was 
President of the Young Men's Republican Club in 1891 ; 
and Vas Chairman of the Cumberland County Republican 
Convention, 1892. At the opening of the session of the 
Legislature, Jan. 4, 1899, he was elected member of the 
Executive Council, (Hon. Llewellyn Powers, Governor,) 
from the Second Councillor Distiict. 


Mr. Cook is a member of Ancient Landmark Lodge F & 
A. M.; the Cumberland Club ; and the Portland Athletic 
Club ; and is President of Prince's Express Company, 
doing business between Portland, Boston, New York. 

79. Charles Edwin Merry, son of William Oscar Merry 
and Caroline Augusta (Greenwood) 32; grandson of 
Mtlinda (Caldwell) 6 and Thaddeus Greenwood ; born at 
Anson, June 2, 1862, married at Anson, by Rev. T. G. 
Mitchell. April 18, 1885, Sadie Robinson Oliver, of Indus- 
try. The children : 

Fannie Viola, born Jul)- 15, 1886. 

Eugene Raymond, born Dec. 30, 1887. 

Roy Lee, born April 1, 1890. 

Carrie Louise, born May 14, 1891. 

Geneveive Asline, born July 10, 1894, at Madison. 

Chester Edwin, b. April 17, 1897, at Fort Fairfield. 

80. Ida Belle Merry, dau. of Peter West Merry and 
Ellen Marion (Greenwood) 33; grandaughter of Thad- 
deus and Melinda (Caldwell) Greenwood 6; born Feb. 9, 
1866; died June 17, 1898; married at Stark, Aug. 23, 
1884 Charles Fremont Oliver. He was born Dec. 8, 1862, 
at New Sharon, son of Eli and Diantha Hannah (Nichols) 
Oliver. He was a successful Teacher in Public Schools ; 
Supervisor of Schools ; Selectman. The children : 

Alma Marion, born July 12, 1886. 
Frank Herbert, born June 18, 1888. 
Elsie May, born Dec. 8, 1890. 



Sr. Martha Cora Benson, daughter of Maria E. (Cald- 
well) 40 and David Benson, born at Brookline, Vt., May 9, 
1865 ; married at Conway, N. H., by Rev. J. H. Roberts, 
June 27, 18S9, Seth Warren Johnson, — he was born at 
Fryeburg, Feb. 8, 1868. son of Joseph Henry and Sarah 
Groves (Bemis) Johnson, of Fryeburg. 

Mr. Johnson was a pupil at Fryeburg Academy ; took 
the Commercial Course at Haverhill, 1892. 

Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have lived 
at Fryeburg, Me., and Bradford, Ms., their present home. 
The children : 

Gladys Alice, b. at Fryeburg, Jan. 27, d May 4, 1891 
Rupert Earle, b. at Haverhill, Nov. 25, 1892. 
Doris Elisabeth, born at Haverhill, Aug. 29, 1896; 
died May 20, 1900. 

The following is probably from the pen of a Lovell 
correspondent : — 

Dorris E. the liftle daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren 
Johnson, died at their home in Haverhill, Mass., May 20, 
1900, aged 3 years, 9 months. The funeral took place 
here, at the home of Mrs J.'s mother, Mrs. L. A. Benson, 
Wednesday, at one o'clock. The flowers were many and 
beautiful. The little white casket contained one of the 
most beautiful forms ever laid to rest. Here she was 
beautiful in both life and death. Rev. E. Doughty officia- 
ted, and the bearers were Arthur Hall, Eber Johnson, 
Leslie McKeen and Orrie Stanley. The burial was at 
No. 4 Lovell. 

82. Ida Belle Caldwell, dau. of George Edwin Cald- 
well 42 and Emma L. (Wing,) born at Watertown, Mass., 
April 4, 1869; married at Fort Fairfield, by Rev. G. B. 
Nicholson, Nov. 24, 1S97, Frank Otto Osborne, born Dec. 
9, 1862, at Lewiston, son of Ephraim Noble and Elisabeth 
Hannah (Libby) Osborne. 

Mrs. Ida B. Osborne was for a number of years Organist 
at the M. E. Church; and was also Book-keeper in the 
office of Mr. Phesenden. 

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne reside at Fort Fairfield, where he 
is a merchant. Their son, — 

Donald Caldwell, b. Oct. 10, 1S98, at Fort Fairfield. 


83. Nellie Marion Caldwell, dau. of George Edwin 42 
and Emma L. (Wing) Caldwell; born at Sherman Mills, 
Nov. 14, 1872 ; married at Portland, by Rev. E. M. Cous- 
ins, June 28, 1893, Charles Russell Sturtevant, born at 
Fayette Corner, Nov. 12, 1867, — the son of Josiah Hough- 
ton and Helen Elisabeth (Ormsby) Sturtevant. 

Mr. Sturtevant was a student at Kent's Hill ; and also 
took a course in architecture at the Spenceriau Business 
College, Washington, D. C. He spent a year and a half 
in California ; and then returned and settled on the Stur- 
tevant homestead, where his father and grandfather had 
lived before him. 

Mrs. Sturtevant attended the Lowell Grammar School at 
Roxbury Highlands for four years ; the West Somerville 
High School for two years ; and afterwards studied music 
at Kent's Hill Seminary. 
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sturtevant : — 

Marion, b. June 30, 1895, at Livermore Falls. 

84. Walter Irving Storer, son of Lucy Adelpha (Cald- 
well) 43 and Alvin K. P. Storer, born April 28, 1863, at 
Lovell ; m. at Lovell, by Rev. Wm. Saubrook, Jan. 14, 
1890, Laura Isabelle Seaman, born Aug. 24; 1873, at Cape 
Speare, N. B., dau. of Alexander and Sarah Elisabeth 
(Allen) Seaman. They have resided in the two Maine 
towns, Sweden and Bridgton. Mr. Storer is farmer and 
teamster. The children : 

Beryl Adelphia, b. at Bridgton, Dec. 28, 1891. 
Carl Alexander, b. at Sweden, Feb. 16, 1893. 

85. Ednah Estelle Caldwell, dau. of Wm. Caldwell 4S 
and Charlotte (Parks) born at North Rumford, Sept. 30, 
1875 ; m. at Roxbury, by Rev. Silas M. Locke, July 15, 
1893, to Edw. Hazen Virgin ; he was born Jan. 7, 1870, at 
Rumford Point, son of Hazen Gale and Eliza Addie (Holt) 
Virgin, of Mexico, Me. Mr. Virgin has a livery and feed 
stable, and his home is in Dixfield. Their daughter: 

Thalia Maretta, born Jan. 2, 1900. 

86. James Preston Morse, son of Sylvanus and Rhoda 
(Edwards) Morse 51 ; and grandson of Sarah Jane (Cald- 
well)Edwards 12, born Dec. 6, 1870, at Keene, N. H.; m. 
at Keene, Oct. 2, 1897, by Rev. Charles B. Elder, Faith 


Cassindana Woodburn, born Jan. 7, 1871, at Jaffrey, N. H. 
dau. of George and Emily Fiske (Baldwin) Woodburn. 
Mr. Morse has held official positions in Keene. He 
served in the N. H. State Militia, from Aug. 1893 to Feb. 
1S98, — the last two years as Corporal. Their son : 
Hazel Woodburn, born Aug. 7, 1898. 

87 a. Guy Albert Caldwell, son of John Frederick, 
[page 245 ; ] and grandson of Frederick 13, [page 244,] 
born April 12, 1879, at Andover, m. at Mexico, at the 
home of the bride, May 13, 1903, Nellie Mae, eldest dau. 
of Dep. Sheriff, F. A. Perkins. Mr. Caldwell is a gradu- 
ate from Hebron ; also Shaw's Business College, Portland. 
His wife holds graduate honor from Andover High School. 
They reside at East Andover. 

87. Warren G. Davidson, son of Sarah F. (Caldwell) 
55 and George Davidson, born at Sherman, Feb. 7, 1847, 
m. at Sherman, Oct. 4, 1877, Martha S. Robinson, born 
Jan. 24, 1866. She was the dau. of Asa S. and Elvira 
Jane (Colburn) Robinson. Asa S. was born in Sumner, 
Aug. 8, 1817, and died at Buckfield, Dec. 19, 1873. Mrs. 
Robinson, his wife, was born in Sumner, March 14, 1833, 
died at Buckfield, March 8, 1872. Asa and Elvira Robin- 
son were married in Patten, Penobscot Co. Sept. 30, 1855. 

The occupation of Warren G. Davidson is mining and 
milling, at Lake City, Colorado. Five children : 

Mary E. b. at St. Stephens, N. B. Nov. 16, 1S80. 
Fred R. b. at St. Stephens, Nov. 9, 1882. 
Gilbert W. b. at Grand Junction, Colorado, 

Nov. 25, 1885, d. July 19, r886. 
Pearl E. b. at White Water, Colorado, May 13, 1888 
Luella K. b. at Henson, Hinsdale Co. Colorado, 
Nov. 27, 1895. 

88. Luella M. Davidson, dau. of George and Sarah 
(Caldwell) Davidson 52, born in Sherman, June 6, 1853, 
married Christopher C. Bradbury, Feb. 7, 1870. He was 
born in Limerick, July 1, 1846. Children : 

Christopher C. born Sept. 2, 1871. 

William W. born July 11, 1873. 

Ethel M. born Feb. 8, 1876. 

Ida Eleanor Bradbury, b. April 25, 1S84, 

m. June 3, 1903, Brace E. Burpee. 
Frederick R. born March 19, 1890. 


89. Mary Grace Caldwell, daughter of John Wesley 56 
and Mary T. (Perry) Caldwell ; born at Sherman, Sept. 
23, 1855, married by Rev. T. E. Brastow, to Dr. Freeman 
Cramm Harris. He was b. at No. Bridgton, Jan. 18, 1850 ; 
son of Rev. Leonard W. and Caroline (French) Harris. 

Dr. Harris was a student at the North Bridgton Acade- 
my ; and a Student of Medicine with Dr. Charles Hutch- 
inson, of Gray ; and at the Harvard Medical School ; 
graduated from the Bowdoin Medical School, 1871. 

Practiced medicine in Gray, South Windham and Sher- 
man ; in 1874, moved to Colebrook, N. H., and in 1889, 
received a certificate from the Board of Pharmacy of N. H. 
as a skilled Pharmacist. He returned to Sherman, 1S94. 

For more than 20 years he was the U. S. Examining 
Surgeon for Pensions ; and he has held positions on the 
Board of Health, Board of Education, &c, in Colebrook 
and Sherman ; and Town Clerk in Sherman. He is a 
member of the White Mountain Medical Society. 
The children of Dr. and Mrs. Harris : 

Caroline French, born at Sherman, May 9, 1874, 

died Oct 6, 1874. 
Leonard Woodbury, born at Colebrook, N. H. Oct. 
13, 1875, m. Jan. 19, 1895, Charlotte Ann 
Jackman, born in Sherman, Nov. 12, 1876 ; their 
son, Joseph Freeman, b Nov. 14, 1896. 
Margaret Caldwell, b. at Colebrook, May 18, 1878 ; 
m. Sept. 23, 1896, Walter Sleeper, b. in Sherman 
Nov. 21, 1S74. Children: Richard Harris, born 
Sept. 19, 1897 ; Lewis Maxwell, b. July 11, 1903 
Mary Esther, born at Colebrook, Nov. 29, 1879 ; 

Teacher in Public Schools ; m. Daniel B. Curtis 

June 5, 1903. 

Bell Curry, b. at Colebrook, July 21, 1884. 

90. Ida Marion Caldwell, dau. John Wesley 56 and 
Mary Teressa (Perry) Caldwell, born at Sherman, Feb. 
24, 1S59, m. by Rev. J. C. Bumpus, Oct. 28, i8S5 ; Lewis 
Edward Jackman. He was born at Sherman, April 2, 
i860; son of Edward Augustus and Rebecca Barrows 
(Gerry) Jackman. Lewis Edward Jackman has held the 
office of Town Clerk and Town Tieasurer, at Sherman 
Mills, seventeen years. Their son, — 

Pearl Raymond, born Aug. 19, 1887. 


91. Pearl John Caldwell, son of John Wesley 56 and 
Mary Teressa (Perry) Caldwell, born at Sherman, Apr. 16, 
1866, m. at Oldfown, June 16, 1896, to Agnes R. Hansom. 
Coal Dealer and Mason. 

92. Mira Firman Caldwell, dau. of John Wesley 56 
and Mary Teressa (Perry) Caldwell, born April 16, 1867 ; 
m. by Rev. I. O. Bumpus, Sept. 24, 1891, Dr. William 
Truman Merrill. He was born June 26, 1861, at Deer 
Isle, — the son of Rev. Wm. A. and Martha M. Merrill. 

Dr. Merrill fitted for College at Phillips Exeter Acade- 
my ; graduated from Dartmouth College, Classical Dept. 
1887. Principal of Berwick High School, 1888-89 ; studied 
Medicine at both Dartmouth and Bowdoin Medical Schools 
— grad. June, 1890. Practiced medicine at Lawrence, 
Mass.; and in 1891, moved to Patten, Maine. Was a mem- 
ber of the U. S. Board of Examining Surgeons; Supt. of 
Schools. In 1897, he settled at Skowhegan, where he now 
resides ; and in 1899 was again elected Supt. of Schools. 
The children : 

Lucille, b. at Patten, Jan. 4, 1885. 

Chauncey Dean, b. at Skowhegan, June 3, 1898. 

93. William Sleeper Caldwell, son of John Wesley 56 
and Mary Teressa (Perry) Caldwell, born at Sherman 
Mills, May 17, 1872 ; he m. Sept. 19, 1894, Nora Emily 
Record. She was the dau. of Carroll C. and Adelaide 
(Webber) Record, and was born at Sherman, May 21, 1872 

William Sleeper Caldwell is a merchant ; resides at 
Sherman ; has held the office of 1st, 2nd, 3rd Selectman. 
His daughter, — 

Dorothy Record, born March 14, 1901. 

94. Gemma Lucasta Caldwell, dau. of John Wesley 56 
and Mary Teressa (Perry) Caldwell ; born at Sherman, 
April 10, 1874; m. George Atherton Sleeper, D.D. S., 
born June 15, 1871, at Sherman. He was the son of 
Charles Appleton and Ella M. (Jackman) Sleeper. 

Dr. Sleeper grad. from the Sherman High School, 1892 ; 
entered Boston Dental College, Sept. 1892, grad. 1895. 
Commenced practice at Jacksonville, Fla. and continued 
there two years. He returned to Maine, and opened an 
office at Island Falls, Aroostook Co. where he still remains 


in successful practice and in active interests of Church 
and Town. 

Mrs. Dr. Sleeper died Aug. 27, 1902 ; and the burial was 
at the Cemetery in her early home. Her grave was made 
by the side of her sister, — Isa Alma. The published trib- 
utes to the sisters we subjoin : — 

Mrs. Gemma Caldwell Sleeper, was called to the higher 
life, Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 1902. Although her 
illness had been a protracted one, the disease was not 
thought to be fatal until two weeks before the end, when 
it took a sudden turn for the worse. A specialist was 
summoned from Portland, and a consultation of physicians 
held ; but they were not able to arrest the advance of the 

Her death is a sad blow to the community and especially 
to those who had counted her as a dear friend during her 
residence here. She was valued not alone for her sunny, 
cheerful disposition and happy Christian life, but for her 
wonderfully sweet voice as well. Both she and her hus- 
band, Dr. George A. Sleeper, had sung in the choir at the 
Congregational Church, [of which Church they were both 
members] since their coming here six years ago. It is 
seldom that a country church is so favored with music in 
its worship as this one has been. The attendants at the 
Church often spoke during her illness of how much they 
missed her voice in the services, and how glad they would 
be when she recovered and resumed her accustomed place. 
Now thai her voice is stilled on this shore to join the choir 
angelic among the redeemed, her friends bow in submission 
to that Divine will that doeth all things well ; and will 
treasure in the heart sweet memories of her whose voice 
never tired of singing God's praises. 

A short service was held at her late home on Sherman 
street, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. S. Dolliff ; her 
body was then taken to Sherman Mills, where funeral ser- 
vices were held in the beautiful little Church, where her 
voice had been raised so often in worship. The service 
was conducted in a tender and impressive manner, by the 
pastor of her youth, Rev. I. C. Bumpus. 

Miss Isa Alma Caldwell: 

Died, — at the residence of her uncle, M. J. Merriam, 
near Grand Junction, Colorado, on Sunday morning, Oct. 
7, 1883, Miss Isa A. Caldwell, aged 22 yrs 2m. id The 
funeral services were Ik Id on Monday afternoon, at the 
M. E. Church South, and were largely attended. Revs. 
Amesbury, Day and Weaver were present, and assisted in 
the sad and solemn exercises. 

Miss Caldweil was born at Sherman Mills, Maine, and 
came with her uncle's family to Grand Valley, a year ago. 


She was engaged to be married to Mr. C. E. Dufur, and 
the wedding was announced for the 12th inst. 

During the last winter she was a Teacher in the Public 
School of this city, and was also a Teacher in the M. E. 
Sunday School here. Her peculiar fitness and accomplish- 
ments as a Teacher will be sadly missed by those who 
have shared her instruction as pupils, and her assistance 
and co-operation as Teachers and Superintendent. Pos- 
sessed, in an eminent degree, of those intellectual and 
social qualities which make one loved and valued in so- 
ciety, she was a favorite alike of our young people and 
those of maturer years; and her untimely death in the 
midst of the hopes and prospects and promises of youth, is 
a striking illustration of that startling mutability in whose 
presence we must all stand appalled and uncertain. 

A few days more and her young life was to be joined 
heart and hand with his, whose promised bride she was. 
On the eve of the nuptials, Death claimed her. The muf- 
fled tones of funeral bells took the place of merry wedding 
chimes. The wedding garments became cerements ; the 
summoned guests joined in the sad processionthat followed 
her remains to the grave. 

A TRIBUTE.— W. E. Faber. 

Dead ! and the murmuring river 

Flows by, while a sorrowful cry 
From hearts that are shrouded in anguish 

Goes up to a pitying sky. 

Dead ! and the sun in its shining, 

Looks down, as it ever has done ; 
But something is diming its brightness — 

What shadow is over the sun ? 

Alas ! in her innocent beauty, 

Her youth and her sweetness and grace, 

Enrobed in the samite of Silence, 
Lies one, on whose beautiful face 

No longer Life's bloom we discover ; 

The roses and lilies of Youth, 
From kindred, from friend, or from lover, 

Have fled ; and the sorrowful truth 

Comes home to each, that Death's shadow 
Hangs over us all ; though our feet 

May be walking the green-bosomed valley, 
Or stand where the wide waters meet. 

The voice that was pleasant is silent ; 

Its music of laughter has fled ; 
The eyes that were smiling are hidden ; 

The face, is the face of the dead. 


Our earth is a beautiful mother! 

She gathers us all to her breast ; 
The young and the old she is calling 

Evermore to her silence and rest. 

But the earth is only the gateway 

Through which we must pass on our way 

To the mansions where Love is immortal, 
And Life the Perpetual Day ! 

96. Franklin Perkins Caldwell, son of Hiram Perkins 
Caldwell 57 and Sarah Jane (Webber, ) born at Golden 
Ridge, Feb. 14, 1855, married Maude Catherine, dau. of 
Elijah Beuj. and Mary Amanda (Eaton) Showers, May 
20, 1882. Her parents reside at Fremont, Wis. She was 
born Oct. 24, 1861. Franklin P. Caldwell resides at Dal- 
las Divide, Colorado ; occupation, Farmer and Dairy- 
man. The children : 

Earnest Trueman, torn at Greenwood, Clark Co.> 

Wis. Jan. 2, 1884. 
Ethel Maude, b. at Greenwood, Mch 27, 1886. 
Clifford Franklin, born at Highmore, Garfield Co., 

Colorado, Nov. 30, 1888. 
Bert Webber, b. at Highmore, Feb. 6, 1891. 
Verne Nelson, b. at Highmore, June 19, 1893. 
Hugh Leonard born at Mesa, Mesa Co. Colorado, 

Dec. 5, 1895. 
Frederic Louis, born at Dallas Divide, San Miguel 

Co. Colorado, Dec. 24, 1901. 

97. George Wesley Caldwell, and his brother, — 

Trueman Summerfield Caldwell. 
George Wesley Caldwell, son of Hiram Perkins Caldwell 
57 and Sarah Jane (Webber,) born at Sherman, March 14, 
1858; married March 1, 1882, Maria Lorana Russell. She 
was born at Etna, June 3, 1862, dau. of Josiah S. and 
Lorana Catherine (Olivet) Russell. 

At Colorado, George W. was Supt. of Schools, Assessor, 
justice of Peace, Councilman ; his present residence is at 
Sherman Mills. His children : 

Mina Lorana, born at Grand Junction, Colorado, 

May 12, 1883. 
Earl Russell, b. at Sherman, April 13, 1S85. 


Calla Sarah, b. at Dubuque, Colo. Jan. 15, 1887. 

Roy Truman, b. at Froita, Colo. Jan. 5, 1889. 

Jennie Alice, b. at Dubuque, Colo. Aug. 27, died 
Oct. 10, 1891. 

Josephine Susan, b. at Vega, Colo. Oct. 21, 1894. 

Georgiana Alice, b. at Grand Junction, Colo., 
July 30, 1897. 
While this page was in type the following message was 
received : "I have to report the death of Mrs. Maria 
Russell Caldwell, who died at Grand Junction, Colorado, 
July 30, 1904. She was the wife of George W. Caldwell, 
my nephew, whose record you will include in the book." 

Truman Summerfield Caldwell, son of Hiram Perkins 
Caldwell 57, born Jan. 31, i860, at Sherman, married 
Jeanette Annis Coburn, March 21, 1884. She was the dau. 
of William Bridgman and Olive (Lombard) Coburn, born 
at Lincoln, Penobscot Co. Jan. 2, 1865. Children : 

Philip Merle, born Feb. 22, 1895. 

Malcolm Bridgman, born May 20, 1889. 

98. Myrtilla Evtlyn Caldwell, dau. of Leonard Hatha- 
way Caldwell 59 and Flora Ann (Sleeper,) born at Sher- 
man, March 21, 1865, married Will Lee Lampkin, March 
12, 1885, at Jacksonville, Fla. He was the son of George 
Francis and Adelaide Victoria (McCormick) Lampkin, of 
Jacksonville; born at Brunswick, Me., March 12, 1861. 
He is a commercial traveller, and the homt is at Jackson- 
ville. The children : 

Bertha Estelle, born Dec. 20, 1886. 
Mabelle Caldwell, born Sept. 10, 1888. 
Lena May, b. Aug. 21, 1889. 
Robert Mitchell, b. June 28, 1892. 

99. Henry Ware Caldwell, son of Leonard Hatheway 
Caldwell 59 and Flora Ann (Sletptr ) b. at Sherman Mills 
Jan. 4, 1869; married Evelina Stowe Carr, at Sherman 
Mills, Dec. 11, 1890. She was the dau. of Geo. Frederick 
and M^ria Evelena (Stowe) Carr, and was born at Satilla, 
July 11, 1869. Their children: 

Silas Stowe, born at Jacksonville, Fla. Mch. 15, 

1892, died the next day. 
Leonard Hatheway, b. at Jacksonville, Jan. 29, 1894 
Marion Gela, b. at Jacksonville, Mch 5, 1897. 


Ralph Dillingham, b. at Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 23, 1898. 

Helen Maria, b. at Sherman, Dec. 16, 1900. 

Flora Beauford, b. at Sherman, Feb. 20, 1904. 
Henry Ware Caldwell's childhood was passed in Sherman, 
and he attended the Public Schools until his parents mi- 
grated to Florida, November, 1881. 

He entered the Duval High School at Jacksonville, the 
following December, and graduated as Salutatorian, at 
tbe age of fifteen years. 

The following year die spent in the Real Estate Office of 
Griffin and Clarkson, and as shipping clerk in a wholesale 
Flour House. In Oct. 1885, he accepted the position of 
Ass't Cashier and Book-keeper in the Retail Grocery 
House of Jones & Bowen, which place he left three years 
later to accept a similar situation, at increased salary, in 
the Wholesale and Retail Furniture House of Cleaveland 
& Son ; he remained with this firm five years, — as General 
Manager the last three years. 

He purchased a Wholesale Coffee and Tea business in 
Dec. 1892, which he sold three years later, and removed to 
Atlanta, Ga., w 7 here he had been offered the General 
Managership of the Atlanta Loan and Investment Co., 
which position he held till 1904 ; when he purchased a 
beautiful farm at Sherman Mills, Maine. 

He united with the Presbyterian Church of East Jack- 
sonville, at the age of eighteen years. Two years later 
he took his letter to the Union Congregational Church 
of Jacksonville. He was elected Deacon when twenty-one 
years old, and also Clerk of the Church, Supt. of the S. S. 
and Pres't of Society of Christian Endeavor. 

100. Elisabeth Forbes Kellogg, dau. of Lucy Maria 
(Caldwell) 60 and John William Kellogg ; born at Island 
Falls, April 3, 1866, m. at Sherman Mills, Dec. 7, 1889, to 
Walter Thomas Doton Spooner; he is the son of Henry 
Clay and Mercy Ann (Beath) Spooner, born Dec. 8, 1858, 
at Levant ; is a resident of Sherman Mills, and a member 
of the School Board. Children: 

Wallace Kellogg, born Feb. 1, 1894. 
John Clay, born May 16, 1895. 

101. Wesley Caldwell Kellogg, son of John William 
and Lucy Maria (Caldwell) Kellogg 60, born at Island 
Falls, Sept 30, 1869, married at Sherman, Genieva Ingalls 


Nov. 24, 1897. Children : 

Frederick Ernest, born at Stacyville, June 20, 1899. 
L,ucy Mary, born June 15, 1902. 

102. Susan Olive Caldwel}, dau. of Rev. John Merrill 
Caldwell 67 and Emma H. (Hill,) born July 6, 1867, m. 
John Ira Merrill, of Kennebunk, Nov. 24, 1887. Children: 

Engene Caldwell, born Nov. 6, 1888. 
Eva Maria, born Aug. 6, 1890. 
Asbury Theodore, born July 22, 1892. 
Harold Ira, born July 4, 1895. 

103. Rev. Asbury Caldwell, son of Rev. J. M. Caldwell 
67 and Emma H. (Hill,) born Oct. 13, 1868, m. Fanny 
Brown, dau. of Harvey H. Brown, Chicago. He was edu- 
cated at Chicago, and the North Western University ; 
entered the Methodist ministry as a member of the South 
West Kansas Conference, at Ulyses, Kansas, March, 1889. 
In October, 1890, was transferred to Rock River Conf. and 
stationed at Joliet, 111.; in 1891, was stationed at Oregon, 
111 ; in 1S93, went to Florida, and supplitd churches at 
Sandford and Palm Beach. Went abroad in 1898-99. 

104. Mavolta Caldwell, dau. of Rev. John Merrill 67 and 
Emma H. (Hill) Caldwell, born Oct. 21, 1870; educated 
at Chicago and Cook Co. Normal School ; Teacher in 
Chicago ; married Abram S. Pease, M. D. son of Rev. A. 
Pease, June 28, 1894. Their son, — 

John Merrill Caldwell, b. Nov. 2, 1896. 

105. Nettie Mellena Nelson, dau. of Emmons Melville 
Nelson 68 and Ellen B. (Reed,) born at Boston, Jan. 7, 
1865 ; m. at Lewiston, April 3, 1886, to Daniel Wells 
Prescott. He was born in Hartland, now Skowhegan, 
March 7, 1864, the son of Augustus Prescott, of Hartland. 
Mrs. Nettie Prescott, after her father's death, lived ten 
years with relatives, at Kenduskeag. She was then mar- 
ried at Lewiston ; and Auburn became her home. The 
children : 

Gertrude Mellena, born June 6, 1890. 

Frank Augustus Hale, born May 25, 1895. 


106. Florence Maria Holden, grandaughter of Caroline 
Perkins (Caldwell) 70 and Emmons Nelson; and dau. of 
James L- and Caroline A. (Nelson) Holden, born at Otis- 
field, Oct. 6, 1865 ; married at Norway, Jan. 23, 1886, 
Fred E. McAllister, born at Norway, April 14, 1866, son 
of David and Sarah J. (Hayes) McAllister. Mrs. Sarah 
J. McAllister is the dau. of Edmond and Pauline Hayes, 
and was born April 30, 1825. 

Child of Fred and Florence : — 

Caroline Augusta, b. Nov. 20, d. Nov. 27, 1897. 

107. Walter Emmons Holden, grandson of Caroline 
Perkins (Caldwell) 70 and Emmons Nelson ; and son of 
James and Caroline A. (Nelson) Holden ; born at Oxford, 
Nov. 17, 1867, married Dec. io, 1887, Emma Wood, born 
March 11, 1869, dau. of Davis Barton and Harriet Augusta 
(Tubbs) Wood. They live at Oxford. Their son— 

Otho B. born Sept. 15, 1892. 

108. Leonard Augustus Caldwell, son of Leonard 
Augustus Caldwell 72 and Francina Maria (Cummings,) 
born April 16, 1861; married at Canaan, Ct., Sarah Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Harmon and Julia (Dunning) Schamer- 
horu, Aug. 24, 1887. Children : 

Alfred Clark, born July 8, 1888. 

Leonard Augustus, born July 14, 1890. 

Minnie Francina, born April 18, 1892. 

Old homes at 
Old Ipswich 




The First Caldwell Home, 
High St. Ipswich, Mass. 

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©ofdtDGrf ©ommemeratioFi. 

1654.— august 3 1 »— 1904. 
ipswich, mass. 

Exercises at the Chapel of the First Church, 

Meeting-house Green, on the 250th Anniversary of the 

purchase of the earliest Caldwell Homestead at 

Ipswich, by 

3oIjn ant) 5>aral; EMUingljam (EaltmiHl. 

Order of Exercises at the Chapel : — 
Why are we Here? Augustine Caldwell. 

Intellectual and Moral Traits of the Caldwell Family. 
Dr. S. Cushman Caldwell, New York. 

The Caldwells as Soldiers. A Glance at other Caldwell 
Families. Dr. J. J. Caldwell, Summit, N. J.; the 
manuscript read by L,ydia A. Caldwell, Librarian 
of Ipswich Public Library. 

Brief Addresses from : — 

Col. Nathaniel Shatswell, Washington, D. C. 

Winford N. Caldwell, President and General 
Manager of the Holyoke Writing Paper Co., 
Springfield, Mass. 

John H. Cogswell, Ipswich, allied to Waldo family. 

Printed as a pleasant memorial of a pleasant day. 

The Commemoration Proposed. 

Wednesday, August 31, 1904, is the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 
of a noticeable event: — the purchase by John Caldwell, Ipswich, and Sarah 
Dillingham, his wife, of a pleasant and most comfortable home, — the home that 
has descended to their children, and their children's children, to the present 
hour. It is the earliest recorded act of their worthy lives. 

The homestead was bought of Dea. Cornelius Waldo and Hannah Cogswell, 
his wife; ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

Because of the interesting fact that this house of our first New England father 
and mother is still the Caldwell House and Home, it is proposed to have simple 
commemorative exercises at Ipswich, Wednesday Morning, August 31, 1934, 
at ten o'clock, at the Chapel of the First Church, on Meeting-house Green. 

An hour will be devoted to brief addresses; then the assembly will walk to the 
ancient homestead on High St., and its doors of welcome will be kindly opened. 

From this earliest of the Caldwell homes, the visitors will pass to the ancient 
Graveyard, and to the spot where John and Sarah (Dillingham) and their chil- 
dren were carried for burial; and where — 

Grave has been made in grave till the sod 
Is the dust of good men gone to God. 

■Caldwells have been buried in that sacred corner of the yard even to our day. 
This Commemoration is entirely informal and voluntary. A few are pleased 
to note the anniversary as of historic family interest; and it is hoped that de- 
scendants of John and Sarah, wherever they may abide, at Ipswich or elsewhere, 
will come voluntarily to the Chapel, and join in the walk to the first Caldwell 
House and Home in New England. — 1654-1904. 

From the Boston Globe, Thursday, Sept. r, 1904. 


Ipswich, Aug. 31,1904. A largely attended Reunion of 
members of the Ipswich Caldwell Family was held in the 
First Church Chapel to-day in commemoration of the pur- 
chase by John and Sarah ( Dillingham) Caldwell of the 
homestead on High St. which has been occupied by the 
family for seven consecutive generations. 

The house, which has been kept in good repair, was 
built by Gov. Bradstreet, in 1633. Simon Bradstreet, who 
was Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony for ten years, 
came to this country in 1630; his wife was Anne Dudley, 
daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley, Chief Executive of the 
Colony for several years. Mrs. Bradstreet was the first 
New England poetess, and many of her poems were com- 
posed in this ancient house. 

Gov. Bradstreet sold his honse to Richard Eetts ; and 
Richard sold it to Dea. Cornelius and Hannah (Cogswell) 
Waldo, ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

In 1654, Mr. Waldo sold the house to John Caldwell, 
who had recently married Sarah Dillingham. The house 
is now occupied by Mrs. Clara M. Jones, whose mother 
was a Caldwell and a direct descendant of the original 
John and Sarah Caldwell. 

One century after the arrival of John Caldwell, other 
Caldwells came from England and the North of Ireland to 
this country, one family settling in central Massachusetts, 
another in New Hampshire, others in New Jersey, South 
Carolina and Georgia. 

At the extrcists in the Chapel this forenoon, Augustine 
Caldwell, of Eliot, Maine, presided, and spoke words of 
welcome. Dr. S. Cushman Caldwell, of Pelham Heights, 
N. Y., read a Paper on " The Characteristics and Morals 
of the Men of the Caldwell Family." Miss Lydia A. Cald- 
well, the Librarian of the Ipswich Public Libray, read a 
Paper, written and sent to the assembly by Dr. J. J. 
Caldwell, of Summit, N. J., on the Caldwells of the Revo- 
lution, who resided in New Jersey and the South. 

Immediately following this were brief addresses from 


Col. Nathaniel Shatswell, of Washington, D. C, whose 
grandmother was of the Caldwell family ; Winford N. 
Caldwell, President and General Manager of the Holyoke 
Writing Paper Co., Springfield, Mass.; then Dea. John H. 
Cogswell, who really represented the name of Waldo, 
spoke in behalf of others who, though not of the family, 
were ready to welcome them to the good old town. 

Following the literary exercises at the Chapel, the 
assemblage visited the old Homestead on High St., where 
a reception was held. Later the ancient Burying-ground 
and points of family and historic interest about the town 
were inspected. 

Among the members of the family who are remembered 
by the older people of northeastern Massachusetts, are 
Mrs. Eunice (Caldwell) Cowles, for many years Principal 
of the Ipswich Female Seminary; Col. Luther Caldwell, 
Mayor of Elmira, N. Y., and later of Lynn and Washing- 
ton ; Capt. Sylvanus and Capt. Eben Caldwell ; also 
Samuel, of the South part of the town ; Joel, Joseph and 
George W. of East St. and its neighborhood. Of the 
Oxford, Maine, branch of the family, Prof. Merritt Cald- 
well, of Dickinson, Penn. College, and Zenas Caldwell, 
the first Principal of the Methodist school at Kent's Hill, 
Maine, are the most widely known. 

From a letter, written since the Commemoration : "I 
want to tell you how much I enjoyed the days in Ipswich ; 
they are days to look back to, as long as I live. How 
much better I love the family name and respect the people 
who bear it. What men and women we met there ! How 
simple and solidly good ! It is an epoch in my life. I 
think I shall never visit a town again without inquiring 
for a Caldwell." 


(&xnzww af tl;c (Eljapel 


Augustine Caldwell. 

Why are we here ? a question that has a historical as 
well as an interesting answer. We are assembled to com- 
memorate the purchase of the house and the establishment 
of the home, Two Hundred and Fifty Years ago, of John 
and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, on the High street of our 
beautiful Ipswich ; beautiful then and beautiful to-day ; 
and more than beautiful to us, for we have the treasures 
of multiplied memories. 

August 31, 1654, is the date recorded in the deed ; the' 
purchase was made of Dea. Cornelius Waldo ; and the 
transaction was acknowledged before that notable man, — 
the warrior, the commander of hosts, the George Wash- 
ington of that early day, — Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison. His 
very autograph makes the deed of priceless value. By- 
and-by when we go, as our program suggests, to the old 
Caldwell graves, we will also pause a moment at the 
General's tomb. We will remember him as associated 
with the legal transactions of the day and the homestead 
deed — the transaction we commemorate. 

The name and signature, too, of Cornelius Waldo, can 
not but interest us. He is the early and the sensible man 
from whom Ralph Waldo Emerson derived a portion of 
his name, — he was an ancestor of the famed philosopher. 
We have with us at this hour a representative of Cornelius 
Waldo. Dea John H. Cogswell is connected with the 
ancient Waldo's, for Dea. Cornelius married Hannah 
Cogswell, daughter of the Cogswell ancestor from whom 
directly descends Dea. Cogswell, now present with us, and 
whose voice we shall hear as these exercises proceed. 

[And, as we are alluding to autographs, let me say, that 
I have a far simile of the signature of John Caldwell, writ- 
ten in 1660 ; and if character is revealed, as some affirm, 
by the quill, then our early father was a man of easy in- 


telligence ; an intellect that qualified him for a pltasant 
life even in the wilderness days of his early manhood. 
He had no cause to be ashamed of his pen. "J 

We can trace the old homestead to yet earlier dates than 
we have spoken : Waldo bought it of Richard Betts. I 
do not know who he was. He did not live long among us. 
He moved to Newtown, L,. I. He was evidently an orig- 
inal character, as many of those early creatures were, for 
he made his own coffin and dug his own grave. 

Personally I have never traced the homestead farther 
back than the ownership of Richard Betts ; but it is now 
discovered that Richard bought it of Gov. Bradstreet. It 
is the roof that sheltered the earliest poetess of New Eng- 
land, — Anne Bradstreet. It is a pleasant attraction to-day 
to know that we shall cross the very threshold and enter 
the very home of , —not only a Colonial Governor, — but 
of one of the early and most intellectual daughters of 
that far-away time; and the one whose very name awakens 
a singular sympathy, because of her lonesome days, and 
homesick glances across the wide ocean, until, as she ex- 
presses it, she found it was the will Divine that she should 
sacrifice the old loved English home and most endearing 
associations, for life. 

I think it was 1643 when she leit the Caldwell home- 
stead ; and when the hour came for Gov. Bradstreet to 
build anew in Andover, his later house was very like our 
Ipswich home, — and both yet abide. 

John Caldwell was in New England when he was nine- 
teen years old, — 1643. At twenty-eight years he mairied 
Sarah Dillingham. We can trace the history of his bride 
from her biith to her death. Her father and mother, John 
and Sarah (Caly) Dillingham, were in Ipswich earlier 
than 1633. They were refined people. Their intimate 
frends wire John Winthrop, Richard Saltonstall, Samuel 
Appkton, and Thomas Dudley, a wise advisor. John 
Dillingham built a house. We know its very neighbor- 
hood, almost its very site. It was on Market street, not 
lar from our B. & M. station ; or, as it is expressed on 
record, at the west end of the town and the south side of 
the swamp. Many of us, as boys, were familiar with ' the 
swamp," with its flagroots and gingers. Central street 


crosses it now The Dillingham home was very near if 
not exactly on the site of the ancient Guilford house, long 
since demolished ; and I wonder ii that old Guilford 
house was not his veritable home and the birthplace of 
our mother Sarah ? The nearest neighbors were the Sal- 
tonstalls and the Appletons ; and most endeared neigh- 
bors they were. 

Our mother Sarah was born while yet the new settle- 
ment had the name of Agawam, — her birthday was in 
April, 1634, four months before the incorporation as Ips- 
wich. She lived eighty-eight long years, — 1634-1722. 

And now as we tell her sad and yet most pleasant story, 
you will ask, maybe, "How do you know it? washer 
memoir written ?" Not with a quill., surely; but in the 
hearts of the children whom she loved, even to the third 
generation: remembered and revered ; and these memories 
have been our family traditions. 

A man of much wisdom and an intelligent idea of true 
history and biography, was at the Maine Historical one 
day ; and he asked a most reliable historian, — 

" What do you do with tiaditions?" 

'' No real historian ever disputes them," was his res- 
ponse ; "if records prove them he is glad ; if they do not, 
he slates the tradition, and makes no comment." 

We have pleasing traditions of our first mother, — Sarah 
Dillingham. Who remembered her? 

Were I to ask the Ipstvich people in this large assembly, 
if they remembered Capt. Sylvanus Caldwell and Capt. 
Eben Caldwell, they would instantly respond, " Indeed, 
we can answer, Yes." People of such strong personalities 
are not easily forgotten. But does it seem possible that 
John Caldwell, [the grandfather of the two gentlemen 
whom we have mentioned,] had a most distinct memory of 
our earliest mother? of her face, the refinement of her 
manners and voice ? We glance at the far-back Two 
Hundred and Fifty Years ; and how can it be possible that 
a child who saw and loved her, actually lived to talk with 
people whom we have known ? 

Yes, this grandfather John, was in his sixth year when 
our Sarah Dillingham died. She loved him much, for his 
father was slain by the Indian tomahawk ; therefore he 


was often in the great-grandmother's home. And he was 
carried to her burial — his first attendance at a funeral ; 
and he was full of wonder at the coffin, the gathering of 
the people. And his amazement was increased as she was 
borne across the orchard to the open grave. It seems as 
if the custom was for sons to bury the parents, for the 
uncles of the little lad covered the coffin and laid the sod 
gently on the new grave. It is not strange that the tiny 
boy was perplexed ; and in old age he sometimes carried 
his many grandchildren to her grave, and to her home, and 
repeated his memories and the traditions of her. Were he 
alive now, he would be the family historian. My Caldwell 
grandparents were own cousins, hence he was the grand- 
father of both. One day when my grandmother was ten 
years old, he took her by the hand, led her to the old 
home on High street, which was our first mother's home 
for the sixty-seven years of her married life ; he pointed to 
the easterly window, where she oftenest sat in the great 
old chair of rest; and he told her, too, of the love that 
everybody had for her. 

Then he carried the child to the graveyard and told her 
the very soil where she rests beside her husband. One 
beautiful word he said of this loving grandmother-heart, 
— and this word was remembered also by another grand- 
daughter, [Mrs. Hannah Caldwell Clark,] " She had a 
native refinement noticeable to all ; it was not simply re- 
finement, but the kindly refinement that won the love of 
her entire descendants." 

The orphanage of Sarah Dillingham was peculiarly 
touching : Her father died the year she was born, [1634.] 
Her mother died when she was two years old. She was 
not left a penniless babe. The estate was largely sufficient 
for all the needs of her helpless >ears. Tradition has 
come down through all the generations that her homes of 
love and blessing were with [first] the Richard Saltonstall 
household until ten or twelve years of age ; then at the 
Samuel Appleton fireside until her marriage. It was most 
fortunate for her; her father's and mother's wisest and 
dearest associates in lone Ipswich, gathered her into horn s 
of blessing. Thus she became to us all, even in this re- 
mote generation, the mother peipetually endeared. 

The Appleton home, on the hill-top west of the R. R. 


station, and hardly a stone's throw from Sarah's birth- 
place, (both homes gone now,) became in 1687, the most 
historic of all Ipswich homes. In one of its front rooms 
gathered Capt. John Appleton, who was like a brother to 
our mother Sarah, and six other noble men, and they pro- 
tested against the Andros taxation. .Though a century 
before the Revolution [1687,] yet it was, not only the first 
rebellion in New England against the motherland's un- 
justness and unholiness, but it was literally a foregleam of 
that Declaration of Independance which we revere as we 
do our Bible. And let us be gratified that it all occurred 
in our first mother's girlhood home. And may I not give 
the names of the resisting noble men : — 

Capt John Appleton, Major Samuel Appleton, the Rev. 
John Wise, Capt. William Goodhue, Lient. John Andrews 
Ensign Thomas French, Qr. Master Rob't Kinsman. 

We are not surprised that the gentle mother Sarah had 
a pleasant group of children. Her daughters married 
well : Mary Caldwell married a grandson of Reginald 
Foster, one of the strongest citizens and most substantial 
in wealth and brain. We have noted on record three 
houses that Reginald built. 

Anna Caldwell married a Roper, who had wealth ; and 
Sarah Caldwell married into the Ayres family, and, like 
her grandmother Dillingham, whose name she bore, she 
died too soon ; little children were motherless. 

Her sons, also, were wise in matrimonial choices : John 
married Sarah, a daughter of Reginald Foster. She left a 
memory of excellent common sense. Dike her mother-in- 
law her name has ever been familiar. 

Dillingham Caldwell married into the families of Lord 
and Hart, — both strong names ; and his own reputation 
was so firmly established he has never been forgotten. 
His name has been as familiar as if we had known him 

Of Nathaniel Caldwell, the youngest son, we know least 
of all. He had a home on what is now the westerly half 
of the High street Burying-ground. We have known peo- 
ple who remembered his house and the grandchildren who 
lived in it. They were a quiet, retired family, not blend- 


ing with society. The last one was called " Honesty 
John," because of his excessive exactness. His old home 
was the last Ipswich roof that was thatched with straw. 
It became a curiosity. 

To return to thchome of 1654; — the home of the John 
and the Sarah whose names we will filially revere : We 
find that the seven generations who have gathered con- 
tentedly arouud its old firesides, have been : 

1. John and Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell. 

2. Dillingham and [1] Mary (Lord) Caldwell ; 

[2] Mary (Hart) Caldwell. 

3. Daniel and Elisabeth (Burley) Caldwell. 

4. Daniel and Hannah (Burley) Caldwell ; and John, 

his brother, and Sarah (Haraden) Caldwell. 

5-7. Descendants of John and Sarah (Haraden,) — 

whose grandchildren will this day open the kindly doors, 
and we shall be permitted to cross the time-worn threshold. 
The wooden latches, with strings and bobbins, which we 
remember sixty years ago ; the old-time loom, a curiosity 
and mystery to child-eyes, are exchanged for modern con- 
veniences ; but the modern comforts will never efface from 
memories the value we place upon worthy ancestors. 





Dr. S. Cushman Caldwell, of New York. 

Several months ago Samuel Hamilton, of Washington, 
called on me to talk about the Caldwell family. He is a 
member of the Southern branch, his great-grandfather 
having been the brother of John C. Calhoun's mother. 
We had a long conversation, of which I took no special 
note at the time, not knowing that I was to have the pleas- 
ure of meeting so many of our family at this time or ever. 
The one thing I remembered most distinctly was the state- 
ment that Mr. Hamilton had seen in the Congressional 
Library, a copy of The Caldwell Annals, in which was the 
coat of arms borne by the family in France, the crest of 
which was a Roebuck with a star on his forehead. When 
I learned that this meeting was to be held, I thought I 
would like to have some further information on this point, 
and wrote to Mr. Hamilton early in June. My letter 
followed him across the continent and back, and I received 
a full and courteous reply late in July. Mr. Hamilton 
writes : 

" Some years ago I wrote our Minister in Paris to rind 
out the origin, if possible, of -the part of our coat of arms 
represented by a Roebuck with a star on its forehead. A 
clerk was sent to search the records in the Heraldry Office, 
and complaining that he was unable to find any such 
record, an old priest told him that it was made long 
prior to any heraldry office of which France could boast. 
He said it could be found among the old documtnts at the 
Cathedral of Cologne. It was found there, and a copy was 
sent to me. This copy was destroyed by fire some years 
since, or I would send it to you at the family reunion at 
Ipswich. I can, however, give you the substance of it : — 
In the year 496, Cloy is, the first King of Fiance, while 
fighting the battle of Tolbiac was about being defeated by 
a German tribe ; and he called upon his chieftains to break 


the ranks of the enemy, saying he would make a leader of 
the one who accomplished it. The man who did this bore 
a Roebuck on his shield as the insignia of his rank ; and 
King Clovis, then and there, placed a star on its forehead, 
making the bearer of it a " Leader." No other family can 
be found in France or elsewhere having the Roebuck and 
Star as a crest or coat of arms." 

Mr. Hamilton adds that John C. Calhoun prepared a 
history of the Caldvvells, a copy of which he once saw, 
and that Mrs. Milligan, once living in Seven Oaks, N. Y., 
has full records of the Caldwell family in England, Scot- 
laud and Ireland. Unfortunately there is no such town, 
village or post office ; and Seven Oaks is probably the 
name of an estate hard to find. As matters of history, 
these traditions and facts are interesting, and may serve 
as guides to some younger man desirous of preparing a 
complete history of the Caldwells from the earliest days. 
But to us, on this anniversary day, and on this historic 
spot, they are of secondary importance. 

I, for one, am fully satisfied to date my lineage from the 
3'oung man, who, two hundred and fifty years ago to-day, 
settled with his bride in this beautiful town. What care 
we for the armoured Knight, prancing steed or flashing 
blade. John is a good enough starting point for any one 
of us. As I know him he would have refused a title from 
King or Emperor, as his leader, Cromwell, renounced 
Knighthood. The place where we find him on that Au- 
gust day, the men surrounding him, his chosen comrades, 
the condition of England during the yeais he knew it, — for 
Cromwell had been ruler only one year when John led his 
bride to yonder house, — all tell us ivhat he was, and who he 
was. He had been a rebel against the only constituted 
authority in his native land, a recusant against the estab- 
lished church. He would have received with biting scorn 
the sycophantic interpretation of a passage from St. Paul, 
making him say that any existing form of human govern- 
ment, and any set of men for the time being administering 
the government are ordained by the Ruler of the Universe 
and held sacred by him from human attack. The Men of 
Massichusetts Bay in 1654, were not out of harmony with 
the Revolution which had ended in the execution of the 


King only the previous year, — O yes, I know our ances- 
tor, John. All my studies of Puritan history and Puritan 
character in England and America, have enabled me to 
know him ; and a careful and loving study of the children* 
he has left has taught me to single him out from others of 
the sombre group, and to see the man himself ; for in some 
families there are moral and intellectual traits that are 
clearly manifest generation after generation, and this is 
peculiarly true of the Ipswich Caldwells. 

I have known four generations of our family. I have 
studied with care all that is known of the generations pre- 
eeeding these; and I have constructed in my mind a type 
of the family. As we are only a little family group here, 
I don't mind telling you what this composite Caldwell is : 
He is a constant student, whether within college walls, in 
the woikshop, in the com ting room or on the farm ; never 
satisfied with half knowledge on any subject ; an earnest 
and profound thinker ; logical in his methods of thought 
even if unlearned in the schools ; true to himself; honest 
in his thinking, and rejecting no conclusion reached by 
him, even if it compels a revision of former beliefs. But, 
he will accept of no dictation ; his social views, his politi- 
cal faith, his ecclesiastical creed are his own, — not absorbed 
from another or from others. He does not believe in any 
divine inspiration of council, assembly, synod or confer- 
ence that can bind his conscience, and he takes their ut- 
terances for just what he thinks they are worth. He 
knows that laws must be observed, and that court decisions 
are binding, but they are not necessarily to be respected. 
Opinionated he may be considered ; stubborn. These are 
not words to shy at. Opinionated as were the thousands 
in all ages who marched to the cannon's mouth, or met 
the bayonet's charge. Stubborn as those other thousands 
who maintained their faith in the dungeon and at the 
stake. He is honest not. because honesty is the best policy, 
nor because the Bible commends it, but because every 
instinct of his nature demands it of him. In (act I think 
he doesn't know how to be otherwise. Scoundrelism is .in 
acquired habit which he has not acquired. 

His moral convictions being the result of his own think- 
ing, he holds them firmly. He is not given to euphemisms. 
To his vision right and wrong are as far apart as Heaven 
and Hell ; as clearly distinct as white and black. There 


are no mixed shades ; no diminutives, no superlatives. 
He who holds what belongs to another is a thief ; he who 
states or implies as true what he does not know to be true 
is a liar ; he who professes what he does not practice is a 
hypocrite. These are hard words, but they are words a 
Caldwell thinks if he does not utter them. It was not a 
Caldwell who first spoke of the murderer or thief at the 
bar of Justice as "the defendant." 

In all the generations he has been a quiet, rather unde- 
monstrative man, strongly inclined to give so much time 
to his own affairs, and the performance of his recognised 
duties, that he has little to devote to other people's busi- 
ness unasked ; thus he has been respected in his own com- 
munity, but has so far neglected the social gatherings 
before the village bar and around the grocery store, as to 
miss the popularity that leads ultimately to high political 
honors. I have great respect for the men who legislate 
honestly and wisely for the State and the Nation ; and I 
know that some men have been called to high office ; but, 
knowing the preliminary training a man must usually give 
himself, — what he must say, and do, and be before becom- 
ing an available candidate, not to speak of the period of 
incubation before the candidate becomes a full fledged 
something or other elect, I am well pleased to believe that 
few Ipswich Caldwells have ever been politicians. 

My earlier memories of William Caldwell,* of Oxford, 
Maine, my grandfather, was when he was already an old 
man : older, perhaps, to my youthful eyes than he really 
was. I saw him nearly every day for four years ; we 
worked side by side on the farm, his comparative feeble- 
ness and my immaturity making us fitting comrades with 
the hoe, the rake and the scythe. To a child old age is 
"dark and unlovely." I am glad to say that in those 
early days this, with me, was reversed ; old age became 
lovely ; the wrinkled face a thing of beauty. Childhood is 
easily and ineffacibly impressed ; and its impressions are 
mostly correct. I love the memory of William Caldwell, 
as I have preserved it more than fifty years ; and I am 
glad to lay this humble flower upon the sweet and gentle 
old man's grave. 

Of his youngest son, Prof. Merritt Caldwell, unhappily 

* Son of John and Dolly Hoyt Caldwell, and grandson of William and Lydia 
Lull Caldwell, High street, Ipswich, Mass. 



I can speak little as I could wish to speak, from personal 
recollection. Before I had reached an age to appreciate, 
or even see, the man as he really was, his life was ended ; 
a life so filled with intellectual activities, and so crowned 
with rich and beneficent results, that it cannot justly be 
called a short one. Concerning him much was published 
shortly after his death. These appreciative words were 
written by those who knew and loved him well, and would 
leave little for me to say now but for a careful reticence 
which was proper, no doubt, at the time, but which would 
certainly not be proper in me on this occasion; for it is 
not unusual for scholarship and piety to go hand in hand. 
We may not single out the possessor of the happy union, 
as typical of family. In a character-study something not 
greater than this but other than this is required. Dr. John 
McClintock closes his tribute with the words : " His latest 
work, The Philosophy of Christia?i Perfection , has given rise 
to much discussion, but none have questioned its abilit}' 
or earnestness." The history of that little book began 
several years before its publication. Sixty-three years 
ago, points of theological belief took more complete pos- 
session of many men's souls, than is very generally the 
case now ; and what in these days might pass as mere 
matters of opinion, were technically held as essential 
articles of faith. 

In 1841, a controversy arose in the periodical publica- 
tions of the M. E. Church on the Nature of Temptation. I 
shall not even attempt to explain the points at issue ; they 
are foreign to my present purpose. After the first paper 
on the subject by Dr. John P. Durbiu, Prof. Caldwell 
stood alone in the defence of opinions, upon the correct- 
ness of which depended the soundness of his faith in the 
doctrine of Christian Perfection, or perfect holiness, as it 
was and is frequently named. He stood alone, I said. 
Yes. And when rhe editor of the Methodist Ouaiterly 
Review decided to bring the discussion to a close, he de- 
manded that Prof. Caldwell shorten his reply to his critics 
to such an extent as to weaken its force, and leave the 
Church to believe that he was unable to answer. It was 
then he wrote this private memorandum: 

" This letter of Dr. Peck furnishes abundant evidence 
that he did not wish to insert any further article from me 


on this subject, and that he consented to do it only because 
I thought justice had not been done me.. * : until I finally 
resolved to prepare such a paper as the Dr. would admit. 
This has driven me to entertain the idea suggested by 
brother Vail, and by several others, of giving the subject 
of Temptation a more full discussion hereafter." 

This was the inception of the little book which soon 
appeared, and was met with hostile criticism not always 
temperate or mild, by the entire official press of the church, 
every copy of which he knew would enter some Methodist 
home. That the author entered upon this martyrdom not 
in the spirit of controversy, is evident from an extract 
from a private letter to the editor of the Methodist Quar- 
terly, who, by the way, had himself recently published a 
book on Christian Perfection, designed for use as a theol- 
ogical text book : 

" I must say after all I have read and studied of your 
views and those of Stevens, that I have either altogether 
mistaken you, and have no conception of what you mean, 
or, adopting your views, I have to give up all my long 
cherished hopes of ever attaining that state of christian 
experience which we talk of ; and, by men deeply versed 
in divine things, I have heard the fear expressed that such 
would be the result of the adoption of these views on 
many who should receive them." 

He knew how his work would be received. He caused 
to be bound in with all other papers relating to this mat- 
ter, a notice of his work from the Princeton Review ( Pres- 
byterian,) in which the writer says: "This view differs 
■from the theory presented by Wesley, Dr. Peck, and, as 
we understand ihem, the great body of Methodist writers. 
* * The work is written in a remarkably candid christian 


Among the wise and pithy epigrams of President Lin- 
coln is : " Firmness in the right as God gives us to see the 
right." Us, not our neighbors ; notour community; not 
our state or nation ; not the whole world. The right as 
God gives us to see the right, is the Caldwells right. It 
is good to believe that there still are men — 

" True to truth and brave for truth, 
As some at Augsburg were." 

And I bow my head in solemn thanks as I realize that 
such a man was my father. 

The fact that he preserved every document bearing in 


anj' way upon this controversy ; that he laboriously copiec 
for preservation long letters which he wrote toothers 
that he prepared copious notes explaining letters and pas 
sages in documents which might be obscure to a later gen- 
eration, and that having had all bound securely, he be- 
queathed them with other manuscripts and books to his 
only son, — all convince me that I have not overstepped m> 
filial duty in bringing up this old matter on this occasion. 
Indeed, I shall never feel that I have done my duty until a 
full and elaborate history of the controversy is given, for 
the most part in my father's words to the Church of his 
love. Documents were not so carefully prepared by him 
for permanent preservation, with the thought that they 
should pass into oblivion. 

I knew his brother Leonard better, for I was old enough 
to be more observant. His desire for a liberal education 
was thwarted by failing health, and he was content to pass 
his life on the old farm, each day doing, and doing well, 
the duty that lay nearest to him. He toiled from early 
morn till night. He knew nothing of holidays ; but fifty- 
two dajs in the year were holy days, free from unnecessary 
labor and worldly thoughts. One seeing only the surface 
might have summed him up : " Not slothful in business, 
fervent in spirit, serving the Lord," and would have told 
the merest fraction of the truth. In everything that goes 
to make up a well rounded manhood, in clearness of judg- 
ment based upon profound thought, in power to weigh 
great questions and arrive at correct conclusions, in devo- 
tion to truth and right, he was in no degree inferior to his 
college bred brother. The education he craved might have 
given him larger pleasure in life ; it could hardly have 
made him a greater or more useful man ; for rural sec- 
tions have their need of such as he. 

Leonard Caldwell was a progressive farmer, when the 
word was hardly known. Past methods, past theories 
were not good enough for him, on the farm or off the farm. 
Almost as early as the Washingtonians he set himself 
against the drinking habit ; worked against it by example 
•and by speech ; and he became a Justice of the Peace, in 
order to enforce such meagre liquor laws as then existed. 
Total abstainers were not numerous in his neighborhood 
or town ; and I have been told that for several years, 


Leonard Caldwell was the most unpopular man in Oxford. 

He hated slavery with a bitter hatred, but his special 
abomination was a northern apologist of slavery. The 
enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law well nigh crushed 
him with shame for his country. Oh ! the sadness of his 
voice as he read at family prayers: " When the wicked 
beareth rule the people mourn." He was one of the early 
Abolitionists, and ran for the Legislature on the Free Soil 
ticket when I think he could have counted on his fingers 
his supporters at the polls. What cared he for popularity ? 
I have often wondered how he felt a few years later when 
he found himself in an enormous majority on both ques- 
tions — rum and slavery ; not more sure of the correctness 
of his position you may be very sure. A Caldwell doesn't 
need bracing up by numbers. I would rather have been 
he on that day, than the best of the latter day saints who 
were swept in on the flood tide ! 

His son, Leonard Augustus, I can hardly speak of with 
dry eyes. For a few years on the farm and a few months 
at the Academy, he was my dearest friend. Several years 
later I saw him in his frontier home. I have never loved 
boy or man as well. I have never known one more worthy 
of love and respect. " Never," said Betsy Trotwood to 
her nephew, "never be mean ; never be false in anything ; 
never be cruel." Such an admonition could never have 
been given to my cousin, — as well a caution against theft 
or murder. I never knew a boy of sweeter nature, of a 
higher sense of justice or of a loftier moral and physical 
courage. He was a worthy son of his father ; I can speak 
no higher praise. If he had died otherwise than he did, 
we should have said he died too soon; but the time when 
one's Country calls for the sacrifice is the time to offer it. 
I will not talk the usual platitudes about the nation hold- 
ing hitn in grateful memory. Perhaps ! What matters it ? 
Leonard Augustus simply did what he thought his duty. 
The reward was in the doing it. 

We are not a warlike family as far as I can discover ; 
we have no fondness for glitter and tinsel, or lust for 
slaughter ; but when the Country has needed defenders' 
Caldwells have not been lacking. I find them in the War 
for Independence, the War of 1S12, and the War for the 
Union ; but it must be a high motive that calls them to 


I will not speak of the living. They are all right and 
will remain so. And of their children we may be confi- 
dent. We can foresee clearly what sort of men will gather 
here on future anniversaries. As a tree is "known by its 
fruits, just as surely, if we know the tree, do we know 
what fruit to expect. The grape vine cannot produce 
thorns, or the fig tree thistles ; and the virtues of the 
fathers shall be repeated in their sons for more than the 
third and fourth generations. No ! we need fear nothing 
for the future of our family. Two hundred and fifty years 
have given it an unalterable stamp of character. The 
children will maintain it. Noblesse oblige- 

W. W. Caldwell, the poet, of Newburyport, though not 
a descendant of John Caldwell, Ipswich, 1654, sends by 
letter a breath of interest in the Commemoration. He is a 
greatgrandchild of Alexander and Margaret Caldwell who 
came across the ocean in 1766, and settled in Litchfield., 
N. H. He writes : 

" Sometime I hope to go over and see the old family 
house in Ipswich. 

"We should all be proud of our Caldwell name. Did 
you ever know one who was not honest, capable, an honor 
to the community in which he lived ? 

"I shall enjoy reading the reports of the gathering ; 
Hoping it will be a success,— 

I am yours sincerely, 

William W. Caldwell. 


A Glance at Other Families. 

Written for the Commemoration by J. J. Caldwell, M. D. Summit, N. J. 
Read by Lydia A. Caldwell, Librarian, Public Library, Ipswich. 

About the year 1400, three noted brothers, John, Alex- 
ander and Oliver, — distinguished for bravery and for a 
knowledge of the sea, — were employed by the merchants 
of Lisbon, Spain, to capture the pirates who were annoy- 
ing and destroying their shipping on the Mediteranean. 
These three brothers captured and destroyed them ; and 
received $20,000 each from Francis First, of France. 

These brothers lived at Mount Arid, near the boundary 
of France and Italy, at Toulon. Here the religious perse- 
cution of the Catholics against Albigenses, Waldenses and 
Huguenots, forced them to migrate across the country to 
Sol way Frith, Scotland, within the dominion of James 1st. 
They purchased a large tract of land, and sent to Toulon 
for their families. On their land was a notably Cold-well ; 
and from it originated the name. They were known as, 
John, Alexander, Oliver, of Colu-wkli., 

They were obliged to get the King's approval of their 
land purchase ; and before granting this, he required them 
to sign a pledge to furnish one son each, with twenty able- 
bodied men for service in defence of the crown. 

Here the family lived and accumulated property and 
strength, and intermarried with the most powerful families 
and land-owners. They became connected with the Royal 
Family. Queen Elisabeth was their staunch friend. Some 
of the Caldwells now possess, as heir-looms, presents from 
her, with their own Coat of Arms. 

They also were connected with Oliver Cromwell, whose 
mother was Anne Caldwell, of Solway Frith. Oliver Crom- 
well, with his kinsmen, — Joseph, John, Andrew 7 and David 
Caldwell [the direct ancestor of the writer,] moved to the 
north of Ireland, of which he was Governor or Lord ; .and 
was afterward piomoted to the Protectorate of England. 
These Caldwells remained true to the administration of 
Cromwell; and after the restoration of Charles II, they 


and their families migrated to America, landing and set- 
tling at Philadelphia, or some point in Pennsylvgnia ; and 
from thence to other parts of the newly settled country, — 
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Ken- 
tucky ; their descendants are in every State of the Union. 

The Coat of Arms : three ships, twenty men, a well with 
a man drawing water, a light on a hill,— represents inci- 
dents in the acquisition of their property, the requirements • 
of their king, their name; the light on the hill illustrates 
the constant v\ atch they kept to warn their families of the 
approach of the persecutors of themselves, the Huguenots, 
Albigenses. Waldenses, Piedmontes, Covenanters, and the 
followers of John Knox, the Scotch Reformer. 

[Of the Delaware Caldwells, Dr. Caldwell gathers facts of interest from the 
Courier Journal, editor Prentice: — ] 

John Caldwell and his brothers landed at Newcastle, 
Delaware, Dec. 10, 1727. They were John, Alexander, 
Andrew and Joseph, — the latter married Miss Sippel, 
hence Dr. J. J. Caldwell's father's name was John Sippel 
Caldwell, a great-grandson of Capt. Joseph Caldwell who 
commanded a Company known as the " Blue Hen's Chick- 
ens ;" a company consisting of ninety privates, of which 
John Patten was First Lieut, and George McCall was 
Second Lieut. 

The Rev. James Caldwell, a brother of Capt. Joseph 
was the Chaplain of the Revolutionary soldiers of New 
Jersey, and known as the Rebel High Priest, and famous 
in the history of Revolutionary soldiers, of whom so much 
has been written by the press of New York and N. Jersey, 
and Bret Hart in his poem, "' Give them Watts, boys !" 

Rev. D. A. Denton, Parkersburg, W. Va., visited Eliza- 
beth, N. J. and tells this story : 

Elizabeth occupies historic ground. It has memorials of 
the fierce and bloody struggles with Great Britain for In- 
dependence. The oldest Presbyterian Church in the city 
occupies the site of the Chuich of which the patriotic and 
eloquent James Caldwtll was the Pastor during the Revo- 
lution ; and he and his w'fe \ve r e killed. The wife was 
killed by a shot fired through a window where she was 
sitting with her children, by a British soldier. The body 
of the dead mother and the children were scarcely removed 
from the house, when it was set on fire, and, with the 


Church and other buildings of the village burned. The 
honored husband and preacher was murdered some months 
later at Elizabethport, by Morgan, a drunken soldier, who 
was tried, condemned, executed for the crime. 

In the outside walls of the Church now standing, two 
brown stone slabs are inscribed, one to the memory of Rev. 
James Caldwell, and the other to the memory of his wife. 
Suitable mention is made of their noble qualities, and 
sadly unfortunate but honorable deaths. 

As to his brother, Jonathan Caldwell, of Haslett and 
Hall's regiment, he is described in the following ballad by 
Dr. J. J. Caldwell, late Surgeon U. S. A., and read at the 
unveiling of the Battle Monument in Spartanburg, S. C, 
as a memorial of the commemoration of the battle of 
Cowpens, in 1S96 : 

The Blue Hen's Chickens. 

Dr. J. J. Caldwell. 

You have heard of the Blue Hen's Chickens, 

Of the brave old Delaware line ; 
The tale of their deeds is a record 

Of courage almost Divine ; — 
A record of storms and battles, 

And marches in fasting and pain ; 
But they suffered in resolute silence, — 

They never weie known to complain. 

Captain Jonathan Caldwell, 

Of Haslett's regiment, 
Was fond of the brave game chickens, 

And carried them where he went ; 
He said that his Blue Hen's Chickens 

Were his own and his men's delight, 
For they never showed the white feather, 

They fought for the love of fight. 

And thus the Delaware soldiers 

The Blue Hen's Chickens were named ; 
And through the war for our freedom 

For daring deeds were famed ; 
And in the long years of struggle, 

Which won for the cause of Right, 
They never shrunk from the battle, 

They gloried in the fight. 

For their Country's Independence, 
For the Rights of Man they fought: 


And they held that their children's freedom 

By their blood was cheaply bought. 
So they bore the fatigue and hunger, 

And happy esteemed their lot, 
When they fought the tyrants minions 

And gave them steel and shot. 

In the fatal fight of Long Island 

Their glorious chivalry first, 
On the darkness of lost battle, 

Like 'a blazing meteor burst. 
And in every battle and skirmish, 

Their dauntless valor won, 
Near New York city, the praises 

Of the noble Washington. 

They followed him through the Jerseys, 

Did all his struggles share ; 
In the triumph of Trenton and Princeton 

The Blue Hen's Chickens were there. 
In Germantown's desperate battle 

Their valor was seen to shine ; 
And their blood was poured like water 

On the field of Brandywine. 

And then, when far to the southward, 

Rolled the tide of War's alarms, 
They aided their Southern brethren 

With their courage and skill in arms. 
When triumph left our banners 

On Camden's fatal field, 
They nobly performed their duty, 

And were the last to yield. 

With Morgan, too, at the Cowpens, 

Inspired by their valor warm, 
They drove proud Tarleton's legion 

Like stubble before the storm. 
And at Eutaw they charged the foemen 

With the weapon they loved to wield, 
And, with Maryland and Virginia, 

They chased them from the field. 

At the closing scene at Yorktown, 

When to ^reat Washington 
Cornwallis his arms suirendered, 

And our liberties were won, —  
The State of the Blue Hen's Chickens 

Was represented there, 
And her sons, in their last hard battle 

With the bravest could compare. 


And still in every conflict 

In the glorious days gone by, 
On the rolls of famous valor 

Their names are written high. 
And while true History's pages, 

Shall faithful records give, 
The names of Haslett and Kirkwood, 

And Patten and Vaughn shall live. 

Then honor to Captain Caldwell, 

Who inspired his gallant men 
With the valorous example 

Of the brood of his "famous hen." 
And glory to brave old Delaware ! 

Her very name inspires, — 
And her sons still honor the title 

Won by iheir valiant sires. 

Though her star be the very smallest 

In a constellation so vast, 
It shines 'mid its larger brethren 

With a lustre unsurpassed. 
And whenever the starry banner 

Its folds shall in danger wave, 
The Blue Hen's Chickeus shall use their spurs 

With the bravest of the brave. 

Jonathan Caldwell was Captain of a Company of Revo- 
lutionary soldiers under Col. Haslett ; 

His brother Joseph Caldwell was Captain under Col. 
Halls ; 

And their troops were called The Blue Hen's Chickens. 

A Voice from Afar. 

The following telegram from far-away Alton, Illinois, was received one hour 
tno late to he read in the Chapel : 

The Alton Caldwells 
Greet the gathering at Ipswich to-day. — E. M. Caldwell. 

The echoes of Alton voices will awaken responses, as the telegram in print 
reaches scores of pleasant Caldwell homes, — at Ipswich and elsewhere. 


The Birthplace of John Caldwell, 

son of William and Lydia .Lull Caldwell. 

Born in Ipswich, 1746. 

Married Dolly Hoyt, and settled at Oxford, Maine.