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Hugh Caldwell 

Hugh Caldwell

Male 1824 - 1903

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  • Birth  24 May 1824  Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Clydesdale, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    postmaster 
    Residence  1855  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1864  Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-133014 
    Died  30 Oct 1903  Chandos Twp, Peterborough Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Clydesdale United Church Cemetery, Coe Hill, Chandos Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I133014  Generations
    Last Modified  1 Oct 2018 

    Father  Caldwell,   b. CA 1800, Of, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F54574  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann "Nancy" "Annie" McDonald,   b. 18 Dec 1834, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1903, Chandos Twp, Peterborough Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Mar 1855  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Hugh Caldwell,   b. 5 Nov 1862, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1914, Lash Township, Rainy River District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F32809  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Nancy McDonald and Hugh Caldwell
    Nancy McDonald and Hugh Caldwell

    https://www.trentu.ca/library/sites/default/files/images/01-1021photo.jpg courtesy of Leonard Caldwell

  • Notes 
    • HUGH CALDWELL, Township of Chandos, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 24th, 1824, being the youngest in a family of nine children. His father who was a farmer in Scotland, came to Canada in 1843, with three sons and two daughters, and located on the west half of lot 10, concession 14, of the Township of Mornington, County of Perth. Hugh Caldwell also took up land in that township, on which he lived for about ten years, and cleared fourteen acres. He sold the place and went to the Township of Carradoc, in Middlesex County, where he remained only one year. In 1867 he came to Chandos, and purchased 200 acres of land at one dollar per acre, being lots 16 and 17, concession 13, on which he erected a log house, twelve by sixteen feet. In 1855 he married Ann, a daughter of John McDonald, of the Township of Dumfries, Waterloo County. Mr. Caldwell is a Reformer, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church. The first post-office in Chandos was opened at his residence, September 3rd, 1878.

      History of the county of Peterborough, Ontario, Charles Pelham Mulvany, Charles M. Ryan

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      The parents of Hugh and Robert Caldwell remain a mystery to me. I thought I had it figured out from an 1851 census from Canada West district 2 with a mispelt "Cadwell" and Hugh being the "Henry" entry (one of Hugh's daughters marriage registry listed father as Henry Caldwell plus the visiting Hugh's wife Nancy Ann MacDonald was from Dumfries) but I think your site tied that census with another family with a known history. I need to keep looking.

      A couple clues in the journal are

      1) an uncle in the Preston area plus he mentions a couple sisters there as well. I don't know if they were living with the uncle or had their own place.

      2) cousin Hugh Nichol of Listowel marries Margaret MacDonald of Branchton. I am 99% sure Margaret is sister of Hugh Caldwells wife being Ann Nancy MacDonald. Hugh Nichol is from Listowel and his brother is Dr. John Nichol, parents Hugh Nichol and Mary Cadwell (per marriage registration in Galt 1863Aug18. I had seen a source online for Dr John Nichol where his mother Mary Cadwell is spelled "Caldwell". I believe that Mary Caldwell is the sister of the father of Hugh Caldwell and Robert.

      I hope this is not as confusing to you as it is to me.

      The trouble I have been finding about the journals Hugh Caldwell kept is that he kept them for records on accounts payable and receivable, weather and dates relating to crops, and a few personal entries where he expected the reader to know who un-named "uncle" in Preston, etc. I don't believe he thought anyone would be reading his entries 150 years later although the older he got, the more personal details he entered.

      email Leonard Caldwell 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 22206 (1903)..
      Hugh Caldwell, d. 30 Oct 1903 Chandos, aged 83, b. Glasgow, Scotland,

    2. [S110] Church Records - ON, Waterloo Co., Cambridge - First United.
      Hugh Caldwell, Farmer, Married Nancy McDonald, Spinster, Both of North Dumfries , Witn: William Russell & Henry Stoddard, 13 March 1855 By License In Galt

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 May 1824 - Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - postmaster - - Clydesdale, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Mar 1855 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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