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William Sanders Grave Marking

August 1, 2015 Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Jefferson County, Alabama

William Sanders Grave Marking

August 1, 2015 Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Jefferson County, Alabama

James Caldwell Grave Marking

March 5, 2016 - Old Davistown Cemetery

Old Davistown, Alabama

James Caldwell was born October 1757 three miles from Ballgmany, Antrim, Ireland. He moved with his father from Ireland to Orangeburg, South Carolina, when he was 13 or 14 years old.


James was drafted in December 1778 at Orangeburg under Captain John Kinser in Colonel Charles Hicksley's Regiment where he served one month to protect that section of the country from Daniel McGirt and the Tories.


James enlisted in November 1779 at Anderson, South Carolina under Captain Godfrey Dreher in Colonel William Thompson's 3rd Regiment.


In July 1780 he served as a private under Captain Gabriel Finday guarding prisoners near Orangeburg. He fought in the Skirmish of Four Holes Swamp on July 12, 1781, serving with the Little River District Regiment of Militia under Captain John Owens.


After his service he moved to the 96th District, South Carolina in 1783 and later to the Anderson District, South Carolina in 1785.


By the 1830's he was living with his family in the Choccolocco Valley east of current day Anniston, Alabama near the area now known as Iron City. His wife was Elizabeth "Betsy" James.


James died on October 2, 1847 and is buried in the Old Davistown Cemetery.

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