Clinton Cauldwell

Clinton Cauldwell was born in Marion county on December 7, 1870. He is the son of Harvey and Prudence (Cumins) Cauldwell. Harvey Cauldwell was born in Virginia on October 23, 1831, and died in Hancock county on January 2, 1910. He was the son of William and Sallie (Crim) Cauldwell. William Cauldwell was a native of Rockingham and later a resident of Shenandoah county, Virginia. He came to Indiana in 1836, reaching Wayne county in October of that year. In February of 1838 the family came to Vernon township, Hancock county, and here William Cauldwell entered three hundred and fifty acres of land in the wilderness. William Cauldwell was born on May 13, 1804, and died on December 2, 1887. He was married to Sallie Crim on September 10, 1828. Sallie Crim was born on November 26, 1807, and died on November 12, 1889. The had the following children: Allen, born on August 27, 1829, and who died on August 29, 1835; Harvey, October 23, 1831, and who died on January 2, 1910; Martha, January 11, 1834; Mary, October 28,1835, and who died on November 8, of the same year; Jasper, April 14, 1837; Sanford, August 8, 1839, and who died on March 30, 1846; George, December 15, 1841, and who died on March 1, 1866; Elizabeth, January 8, 1844; Evan, December 22, 1846, and Mark, September 26, 1849 and who died on August 3, 1863.

Harvey Cauldwell, the father of the subject of this sketch, lived on the home farm until he was twenty-one years old. In 1855 he began clerking for Nelson Bradley in McCordsville. This position he held for thirteen years. He then bought a store at Castleton, Indiana, and engaged in the mercantile business for himself. He held this store for eight years and then sold out and came to McCordsvillle, where he built a large two-story building and rented the upper floor and put in a big general store in the lower floor and ran a big business here for ten years. He was married on August 23, 1860, to Prudence Ann Cumins, who was the daughter of William and Sarah Cumins, who reside near Pendleton, Indiana. To this marriage the following children were born: Della, who died when seventeen months old, and Clinton, who is the subject of this sketch and who was born on December 7, 1870.

Clinton Cauldwell was born at Castleton, Marion county, and was educated in the public schools of the county. He was employed in the local telephone factory for about seven years and is now superintending the home farm. He was married on Novembr 28, 1895, to Laura Hervey, who was born in Hancock county and who was the daughter of Dr. T.P. and Anna M. (Cory) Hervey. To this marriage the following children have been born: Harriet, Naomi and William.

Mr. Cauldwell has a fine farm of three hundred and sixty-five acres in Vernon township. He superintends this farm, but does not live on it. He lives in the village of McCordsville. He is a Mason, a member of McCordsville Lodge No. 501, McCordsville Chapter No. 44, McCordsville Council No. 52, Greenfield Commandery, Knights Templar, No. 36, Indianapolis Consistory and Murat Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 847-848.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 12, 2001.

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