Rita Seiter is a Burleson researcher, and she has told me that through her research, she had heard that our Caldwell line were also related to Red Foley and also some of the earlier Western musicians.
Rita also states that new info. may be that his name was Paskell Caldwell and his wife being Cleo Barbaree. The marriage to a Cleo has not been proven and may be incorrect or a second marriage. It is believed that Paschall had only married once. Also earlier info. I had gotten from someone is that he was a blind Cherokee Indian. But he could not be a farmer if he was blind. So I believe he was not blind.
Here are some census records for Paschal's family:
1850 Randolph Co., Alabama;
Name: Paschal R Caldwell
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birth place: Georgia
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Beat 5, Randolph, Alabama
*1850 Randolph Co Ala. still living at home with his widowed mother Mary and siblings Seaborn and James.
1850 Randolph Co., Alabama:
Whatley, Robert B. age 47 GA.
Elizabeth age 37 GA.
Sarah P. age 20 GA.
Letty A. age 7 AL.
Ossian age 3 AL.
Margaret age 1 AL.
Next door is;
Foley, Thomas age 31 Ireland
Edna age 27 GA.
Thomas age 6 AL.
Amos age 3 AL.
Next door to the Foley's is:
Caldwell, Mary age 50 GA.
Paschal R. age 26 GA.
Seaborn age 22 GA.
James age 19 GA.
1860 Leon Co., Texas;
Name: Paschal Caldwell
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Home in 1860: Leon, Leon, Texas
Post Office: Bear Grass
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Paschal Caldwell 33
Sarah Caldwell 26
Jas Caldwell 7
Elizabeth Caldwell 5
Martha Caldwell 3
M J Turney 25
*1860 Leon Co Tx Pg 89 #645 po Bear Grass (3 Oct 1860).... CALDWELL Pascal 33 Farmer $500 Ga, Sarah 26 Ga, Jas 7 Ala, Elizabeth 5 Ala, Martha 3 Tex. TURNEY M. J. 25 School Teacher Tx. (hh #644 George W CALDWELL, hh #646 Thomas and Edna FOLEY
1860 Leon Co., Texas:
22 644 7 Caldwell G. W. 27 M Farmer GA
23 644 7 Caldwell Elizabeth 26 F GA
24 644 7 Caldwell Edney 14 F AR
25 644 7 Caldwell James 9 M AR
26 644 7 Caldwell Jane 6 F TX
27 644 7 Caldwell Sarah 4 F TX
28 644 7 Caldwell Ellen 2 F TX
29 644 7 Caldwell James 24 M Farmer GA (James is G.W. Brother)
30 645 8 Caldwell Paschal 33 M Farmer GA
31 645 8 Caldwell Sarah 26 F GA
32 645 8 Caldwell Jas. 7 M AL
33 645 8 Caldwell Elizabeth 5 F AL
34 645 8 Caldwell Martha 3 F TX
35 645 9 Turney M. J. 25 M Teacher C School TX
36 646 10 Foley Thos. 45 M Farmer IRE
37 646 10 Foley Edney 36 F GA
38 646 10 Foley Thos. 15 M Farmer AL
39 646 10 Foley Amos 12 M AL
40 646 10 Foley Cissley 8 F AL
1 646 1 Foley Hellen 6 F AL
2 646 1 Foley Conn 1 M TX
Caldwell, William age 50 miller N.C.
Jane age 42 N.C.
*1870 Leon Tx pg 51 #344/407 po Centerville......CALDWELL S. 35 $2500 Ga, James 14 Ala, Mary 14 Ala, Martha 10 Tx, John 8 Tx, Susan 6 Tx. James 34 farm labor Ga. (this James is Paschal's brother) (Paschal died in Apr so he was already dead by census time). Paschall and Sarah are dead by this time and Samuel is raising their children and his brother James.
*1880 Sarah is not in Tx, Ruby looked at every S., Sarah and Sally and didn't find her. However 1880 Leon Co Tx has Susan J CALDWELL (sister-in-law) 14 Tx, living with Benj F and Mary E BURLESON. Since Susan is living with her sister and is only 14 it may be that Sarah has died.
*1900 Comanche Co., Texas Census, Mattie (Martha Ann) states that both of her parents were born in Georgia.
Civil War Service Records
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Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Allegiance
Caldwell Paschal D 6 Battalion Texas Cavalry. Private Private Confederate
*Company D, Captain W. D. Wood of Leon County, Texas.
BETTY RICH PAXTON STATES THE FOLLOWING;
Thank you for clarifying which Edney (Edna) Caldwell you were from. Recently, I found out from another cousin that Paschal Caldwell was on the 1870 Limestone County Mortality Schedule Census as dying from FEVER (no type of fever was specified, however, most of the Caldwells, Shipps, Turners, Thomas's lived fairly near the Navasota River and many folks back then died of yellow fever resulting from mosquitos.) I understand that a Mortality Schedule Census covers the period of one year prior to taking census. This began on June 1, 1870, then the Mortality Schedule Census covered the period of June 1, 1869 to June 1, 1870. So Paschal died within that year. It seems she also saw on the same schedule that Enda Caldwell Foley also died of fever. I will check my recent e-mails to make sure of this and let your know."
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