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Clergyman

David Caldwell, American clergyman. member North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1776; member North Carolina Convention to ratify United States Constn.

Background

Caldwell, David was born on March 22, 1725 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Andrew and Ann (Stewart) Caldwell.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princteon), 1761.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1765. Became pastor in Province of North Carolina, 1768, preached, practiced medicine, conducted classical school. Tried unsuccessfully to prevent Battle of Alamance, 1771.

Member North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1776. Forced to remain in hiding for awhile because Charles Cornwallis offered reward of 200 pounds for his capture. Home plundered by British.

Member North Carolina Convention to ratify United States Constn.

Membership

Member North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1776. Member North Carolina Convention to ratify United States Constn.

Connections

Married Rachel Craighead, 1766.

father:
Andrew Caldwell

mother:
Ann (Stewart) Caldwell

spouse:
Rachel Craighead