J. F. CALDWELL, residing and living in the Second District, was born November 11, 1852, in Tipton County, Tenn., and is the son of Theophilus Caldwell, who was born in Maury County, Tenn., in 1826, and died at Warren, Bradley Co., Ark., in 1863. Our subject’s mother was Catharine E. Caldwell, she was born in Maury County, and died in 1858 in Bradley County, Ark. J. F. Caldwell was raised on a farm with his uncle, Robert Caldwell, and remained with him until 1876, when he commenced farming for himself, which we has successfully continued, with stock raising, to the present time.
December 14, 1876 he married Mattie WILLIAMS, daughter of Luke and Rebecca Williams, and by this marriage have had five children: Annie, Elizabeth, Lillian, Estelle, who died October 26, 1882; Robert Lee, James F., who died in infancy, and Theophilus W. Mr. Caldwell is a man with a fine sense of honor, and is a valuable citizen. In 1855 he was tax collector of the district; is in politics a Democrat, and is a popular man in his neighborhood.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.