Jonathan H. Caldwell

Source: Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume II - Allen Co.
By Batttle, Perrin and Kniffin
3rd ed., 1886.

Re-typed for the page by Diane Payne

JONATHAN H. CALDWELL was born in Sumner County, Tenn., December 25, 1838. At the age of four years he was brought by his parents to Allen County, Ky., where, with the exception of one year spent in Warren County, he has since resided. His father, David Caldwell, was born September 24, 1816, also in Sumner County. He ws a son of Hardy Caldwell, of the "Old Dominion," who was born about 1785. David Caldwell was married, October, 1837 to Malinda, daughter of Jonathan and Catherine (Hunt) Davis; she was born March 21, 1818, and bore him the following children: Jonathan H. and Sarah C. (Goodrum). David Caldwell died March 18, 1881; his widow still survives him. Jonathan H. has been twice married; first, January 31, 1861, to Lucinda, daughter of Julius and Rosa (Sherry) Moore, of Warren County; she died October 3, 1866, the mother of the following children: Sydney A. (deceased), Clifford B. and Charley M. May 21, 1868, Mr. Caldwell married Nancy, daughter of Robert and Mary (Nanny) Justice, who was born April 30, 1847. To them have been born Mary M., Hettie E., Fannie A., David A., Jonathan, Myrtie C., Willis M. and Virgil C. Mr. Caldwell has by persevering labor become the owner of a farm of 314 acres -- one as good as any in the neighborhood. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics is a Democrat.

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