|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1761|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1806|
James Cardwell was the Son of John Cardwell and Keziah Lowe. James married Sarah Salley Crockett on 4 May 1788 in Mercer County. They had 8 children: Colonel John B "Jack", Nancy, William, anthony, Kesiah, James Jr., George and Mary Luvenia. James was a Revolutionary War Veteram.
By Rand Cardwell - James Cardwell, son of John Cardwell and Keziah Lowe Cardwell, was born 9 Oct 1761 in Charlotte County, Virginia. His early years revolved around living life on a Virginia farm with his brothers and sisters. James Crdwell served during the Revolutionary War as a Private in the Virginia Militia. HIs widow, Sarah Crockett Cardwell, received a Widows Pension from the Federal Government for his services during the war. Those records contain information that is interesting concerning the time period. Rev. War Pension Application #W.2998 contains several affidavits from various people that knew James CArdwell and some of his children. This is an important piece of information in that it is stated that James rode express for General Nathaniel Greene. During the war express riders were used in sending vital military information between units. It was hazardous duty considering that they carried battle plans and other important information. It is known that numerous attempts to capture express riders were common on both sides of the conflict. These positions were normally given to young men of strong resolve and that owned a quick horse. This points gavorably to James Cardwell being a cut above other militia soldiers. This affidavit states that James Cardwell served at two major battles during the Rev. War. One being the American defeat at Camden which occurred in Aug 1780, in which the British won and killed or captured hundreds of American soldiers. It was an embarrassment to the American forces and a major setback to the efforts in the southern campaign. The second battle that is mentioned is the Siege at Yorktown. This battle signified the end of British hostilities during the war, as the British Commander, Lord Cornwallis, surrendered. This affidavit confirms in the previous one and adds that James Cardwell was at the battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. That battle was a significant one for the American forces and it put the British under Lord Cornwallis, on the defensive. James Cardwell's sister also speaks of his services in another document. these documents were presented to the court. One being the original marriage bound between James Cardwell and Sarah Crockett. The other being what appears as a copy of James' military discharge papers.
Sarah Salley Crockett Cardwell (1762 - 1853)*
John B Cardwell (1789 - 1871)*
Mary Cardwell McAfee (1793 - 1850)*
Kesiah Cardwell Forsythe (1801 - 1869)*
James C. Cardwell (1804 - 1872)*
George N Cardwell (1806 - 1864)*
New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery
Plot: Area K 882
Created by: Denny Roach
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79997034