|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1807|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1863|
Removed from Chatham Cemetery to Oak Ridge Cemetery on Sept 24, 1877 with William Sr, Nancy, and William Caldwell Jr, and Jane R Caldwell Young; all buried in this plot.
JOHN, born Jan. 21, 1807, in Kentucky, came to Carrollton, Ill., in 1827. He was married there Jan. 23, 1834, to Mary J. Davis. She was born near Danville, Ky., Jan. 16, 1815. When a young lady, she rode on horseback from Danville, Ky., to Tallahassee, Florida, and returned to Danville, and after a short visit, continued her journey to Carrollton, Ill., a distance of at least two thousand miles.
John Caldwell and wife had five children:
WILLIAM C., born March 15, 1835, married Jan. 14, 1864, to Sarah C. Baucom, who was born Nov. 16, 1840, in Sangamon county, They reside eight miles southwest of Springfield.
JANE Y. died in her eleventh year;
BETSY in her seventh year;
HENRY died in infancy.
BENJAMIN F., born Aug. 2, 1848, in Greene county, Ill., was married May 27, 1873, to Julia F. Cloyd, who was born March 7, 1856, in the southeast corner of Curran township, Sangamon county. Immediately after their marriage they left for New York, via Detroit and Suspension Bridge. At New York took steamer (June 4th) for Queenstown, Ireland, where they landed June 14th. Passed through Ireland to Belfast; thence to Scotland, down through the centre of England to London; from there through Holland, Belgium and smaller German States, to Berlin, in Prussia; thence to Vienna Exposition, across the Alps into Italy, meeting with the unexpected pleasure of an audience with Pius the IX. Returning, passed through Mt. Cenis tunnel, thence by Geneva to Paris; from Paris back to London, thence to Liverpool, taking steamer for Boston, where they arrived Oct. 6th, same year. Distance traveled in round trip, 14,000 miles. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Caldwell have one child, MARY JANE, who was born March 20, 1874. They reside near Chatham, Sangamon county, Ill.
John Caldwell died of heart disease, Aug. 1, 1863, after a painful illness, and his widow resides eight and a half miles southwest of Springfield, and one and a half miles north of Chatham.
EARLY SETTLERS OF SANGAMON COUNTY - 1876
By John Carroll Power
William Caldwell (1779 - 1844)
Nancy Roberts Caldwell (1782 - 1858)
Mary Jane R. Davis Caldwell (1815 - 1895)
William C. Caldwell (1835 - 1901)*
Jane Y. Caldwell (1836 - 1847)*
Betsy Caldwell (1840 - 1847)*
Henry C Caldwell (1842 - 1843)*
Ben Franklin Caldwell (1848 - 1924)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 10, 104
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Jan 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23899819
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