John 'Jake' McCord Caldwell

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John 'Jake' McCord Caldwell

Birthplace: Noble County, Ohio, United States
Death: March 23, 1930 (85)
Henry County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Henry Co., Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Caldwell and Elizabeth Ann Coles
Husband of Abigail Caldwell
Father of Charles W Caldwell; William H. Caldwell; Nettie Jane Toalson; Francis Marion Caldwell; Florence Matilda Chenoweth and 4 others
Brother of Jane Neptune; William McCune Caldwell; Mary E Moberly and Sarah Caldwell
Half brother of George Huddleston; Matilda Huddleston; Benjamine Huddleston; Julia Huddleston and Catherine Huddleston

Occupation: Miller- Farmer
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About John 'Jake' McCord Caldwell

Civil War Veteran

Affiliation: Union

Mustered in: Spring of 1864

Command: General Sherman's

Regiment: 20th Ohio

Mustered out: July 1865


From profile on son Earl in [History of Henry Co., Missouri; Uel W. Lamkin; Historical Publishing Co.; 1919;] Pg. 393-94

John Caldwell, who was born in Ohio in 1844, and who first located in Pettis County when he came from his native State to Missouri. In the spring of 1875 he came to Henry County, and settled on a tract of prairie land which he improved with a splendid farm residence, which is a mansion in size, and became very successful as an agriculturist. John Caldwell became owner of 320 acres of well improved land, and he tilled his acreage until his removal to Urich on April 1, 1911, where he engaged in the milling and feed business. Mr. Caldwell married Abigail Neptune, who was born in Ohio in 1844, and died in March, 1914. Of the children born to John Caldwell and wife, six are now living: Charles, Urich Missouri; Francis, Urich Missouri; Mrs. Nettie Toalson, Urich, Missouri; Mrs Flora Long, Walker township; Earl R., subject of this sketch; Florence Chenoweth, Walker township. 


From research information of William Long / Recorded as written:

John Caldwell was born In Noble County, Ohio, September 18 1844, and was the third in a family of five children, of whom one brother, William, and two sisters, Jane Neptune and Mary Moberly, are living. His parents were Robert Caldwell, a native of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Ann (Coles) Caldwell, originally from Ohio. His father died while the son was but a boy and his mother seven years after married a William Huddleston. Her death occurred in 1872.

In the spring of 1864 Young Caldwell entered the Twentieth Ohio Infantry and was attached to General Sherman's command and served with him through his memorable campaign, being discharged at Springfield in July, 1865.

On Christmas day of that year, he was married in Noble County, Ohio, to Miss Abigal Neptune, who was born in Belmont County, Ohio, March 9 1844. In the spring of 1867 they came to Missouri and for two years lived at Dresden, Pettis County. There he engaged in milling at which he worked until 1880, coming to Henry County in 1877 when he erected the mill on Deepwater. In 1869 he purchased his present tract of land and in 1875 he moved upon it. He has 160 acres in cultivation and handles a number of cattle and hogs.

He and his wife are identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church and in politics Mr. Caldwell is Republican. He stands prominent among the enterprising men of Walker Township and takes an active interest in all matters of moral and educational tendencies.

His family has numbered eight children:

  • Charles W.
  • William Hampson
  • Nettie Jane
  • Francis Marion
  • Flora Ellen May
  • Florence Matilda
  • Clifford Levy
  • and one who died in infancy

Recently Mr. C. and wife have had the misfortune to lose their second son, William Hampson, who died on the 17th of November, 1882. He was born March 3 1869 and was a promising boy of nearly fourteen years.

Source: Rootsweb, CALDWELL BIOGRAPHIES, Henry County, Missouri

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John 'Jake' McCord Caldwell's Timeline

September 18, 1844
Noble County, Ohio, United States
November 14, 1867
Age 23
Platte County, Missouri, United States
March 3, 1869
Age 24
Pettis County, Missouri, United States
October 7, 1871
Age 27
Henry County, Ohio, United States
October 19, 1874
Age 30
Henry County, Missouri, United States
May 28, 1878
Age 33
Henry County, Missouri, United States
May 28, 1878
Age 33
Henry County, Missouri, United States
September 3, 1880
Age 35
August 27, 1890
Age 45
Henry County, Missouri, United States