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John "Jack" Caldwell
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Birth: unknown
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 15, 1870
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Aged 69 years 11 m's & 15 d's.

Per his grandson, Thomas James Robertson's, Sons of the American Revolution application, found on, he states he was a great-grandson of (Jack) John Caldwell, born and died unknown, and Rebecca Wells, born and died in unknown, and the great-great-grandson of Joseph Caldwell and Ruth Maybin, both also born and died in unknown.

Note: the link for his mother below is the correct link, however, the year of birth on the memorial is likely incorrect. The list of interments at Ebenezer Cemetery found on Genealogy Trails has her age as 64y 4m 1 day, putting her year of birth closer to 1780.

Found in the book, A Collection of Portraits of South Carolinians and Portraits in South Carolina, page 33:...John and Rebecca Wells Caldwell, who built what is known today as the Boylston House, a part of the Governor's Mansion Complex in Columbia.

Found in the book, Record of Deaths in Columbia, South Carolina and elsewhere as recorded by John Glass, 1859-1877, by Brent Howard Holcomb, 1986, page: 110: John Caldwell Esq'r, an aged citizen of Columbia So. Ca., died in that city on Sunday, May 16 (the date in the book) 1870, after a lingering illness. He was a native of Newberry District So. Ca. He was a merchant in early life, and continued with success in that District, and in the year 1835, removed to Charleston with his brother R. C. Caldwell, when and where they established themselves as Commission Merchants, under the firm of R. C. Caldwell & CO. They extended their business to New York, and thence to Liverpool, in all which, they were successful and had accumulated a large and abundant fortune. Mr. John Caldwell was a very accepted President of the South Carolina Rail Road for several successive terms; but, during the progress of the War between the Confederate and United States, his Union sentiments became so obnoxious in Charleston and so unpleasant to the Officers and Directors of the Road, that he was compelled to resign his office...his brother removed with his family and estate to Liverpool in 1862 or '63, and where he had since died... 
Family links: 
  Joseph Caldwell (1769 - 1838)
  Ruth Caldwell (1810 - 1844)
  Rebecca Wells Caldwell*
  Infant Daughter Caldwell (____ - 1846)*
  Infant Son Caldwell (____ - 1839)*
  Amanda Rebecca Caldwell Blakely (1819 - 1877)*
  Eliza A. Caldwell Scaife (1835 - 1909)*
  Mary Ophelia Caldwell Robertson (1836 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Transcribed from the book Interment Records of Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC (three volumes)
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Square 24, Lot 2, Grave 9
Created by: rdsxfan
Record added: Aug 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95908029
John Jack Caldwell
Added by: rdsxfan
John Jack Caldwell
Added by: rdsxfan
John Jack Caldwell
Added by: rdsxfan
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