I picked up your message on the Caldwell message board [Message #70 Sunday, August 29, 1999]. I am keenly interested in George, brother of John Caldwell of Cub Creek. There seem to be two George Caldwells who could be the brother. One died in PA and the other in VA. Here are my notes on George in Virginia research:
!Wrote will 27 Dec. 1742; inventory dated 17 Feb. 1743 [Amelia DB 1:23]; estate settlement 9 Aug. 1748 [Amelia WB 1:52].
!"While Cunningham, Little John, and Parks were able to appear at court and record their deeds on 1 Nov 1742, George Caldwell did not. The following year, Thomas Caldwell recorded the deed for the George Caldwell tract and the land was eventually distributed to the named heirs in the same proportions described by George Caldwell's will. Widow Sarah, sons George, Thomas, and Henry, daus Jane, Marrey (to be schooled), and Agnes." [Pat's comments]
!Is this George the brother of John Caldwell settler of Cub Creek? John was b. 1683, and would have been 60 in 1743. Previous secondary information gives John's brother George b. 1690, and wife Jane Phillips; and that he died in Ireland. George b. 1690 would be 52 in 1743. The George who died in Amelia County, provides for the schooling of a daughter, Mary. Could be but need more proof.
!"Caldwell" compiled by Mrs. John Q. Anderson, dated December, 1959, p. 25 states "George Caldwell, b. 1689 m. Jane Phillips and came to America."
!Sarah married (2) William Boyd. From "Court Order Book 2, Amelia County, Va., 1746-1751," by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Co., 1997), p. 101:
"Petition, Thomas Caldwell, William Boyd and Sarah his wife, late Sarah Caldwell, exec. of George Caldwell, summoned to give Thomas Caldwell counter security or deliver up testator's estate. (p. 110-B) William Boyd entered into security with James Alexander."
"Petition, Sarah Boyd, late widow and relict of George Caldwell, requested that the part of estate not devised in George Caldwell's will be continued in her hands, as exex. Court was divided, so petition continued until a fuller court."
!FamilySearch.com, as of 10/15/2000, IGI contained six George Caldwells born in Lifford, Ballycogan, Donegal, Ireland with dates ranging from 1688 to 1691. Two very specific dates were given -- 9 Sep 1688 and 16 Jan 1691. All were secondary sources.
!George Caldwell, son of Joseph Caldwell and Jane McGhie, was born 1690, married Jane Phillips, a sister to Margaret Phillips, and came to America, date not known. If he traveled with his wife's sister and brother-in-law then he came to America 12/10/1727 living at first in New Castle Deleware, then to Chestnut Level in Lancater Co. Pa. and by 1740 in Cub Creek, Va. I would think George was at the age to fight in the French/Indian War. Have you tried the military records? [Caldwell surname message board - Edith Greisser, firstname.lastname@example.org