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JOHN H. CALDWELL, a substantial farmer of Byrd Township, was born in Mecklenburg County, N. C. on March 21, 1833.  He is the son of Andrew and Margaret McCord (Query) Caldwell.  The father was born in Scotland on December 24, 1800, and came to the United States when a child.  The mother was born in North Carolina on November 5, 1800.  The father moved from North Carolina to Missouri in the fall of 1834, and settled the following year in Cape Girardeau County on land now owned by John H.  He resided here until his death in July, 1862.  The parents reared to maturity a family of four sons and five daughters, of whom three sons and four daughters are living.  One brother is in Texas and one in Arkansas.  Two sisters are married and the other two are living with their brother, John H.  He grew to manhood on his father's farm, and in the fall of 1856 went to Texas and spent about one year.  He was married in Cape Girardeau County on February 14, 1861, to Miss Emily Howard, daughter of James Howard of Cape Girardeau County.  She was reared in her native county.  After marriage they located on the farm where they now reside.  Mr. Caldwell has 104 acres of land, of which eighty acres are improved, and upon which he has a comfortable house and other buildings.  They have a family of four children, viz.:  George William, Edward W., Albert N. and Ida.  They have two children dead.  Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell and the two sisters are members of the Presbyterian church.  Politically Mr. Caldwell is a Democrat.
--Source:  Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, c1888, p. 749.

JACOB H. CAMPBELL, a farmer and stock raiser of Randol Township, was born on the old Campbell farm, upon a part of which he now resides, on July 26, 1860.  His father, Robert J. Campbell, was born on the same farm.  The latter's father was one of the early settlers of Cape Girardeau County from Georgia.  Robert J. was reared at his father's home, and was married in Scott County to Caroline Prince, daughter of William Prince of that county.  After his marriage Robert J. settled on the old homestead, where he resided during his lifetime.  His death occurred by accident in September, 1881.  He reared a family of five children, of whom all are grown and married, except one.  Jacob H. is the youngest child.  His youth was spent on the home farm, and he received a good common school education.  Since his father's death he has managed the farm and takes considerable interest in rearing and handling stock.  He built the nice house and barn on the part of the farm where he lived in 1887 and 1886, respectively.  On November 17, 1887, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. Marquis, of St. Louis, in which city she was born, reared and educated.  --Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, c1888, p. 749.

JAMES CARROLL was born in New Orleans in September 1850.  He is the son of  Richard Carroll, a native of Ireland, who was married there, and with his wife and one child immigrated to America.  His wife died soon after the birth of our subject in 1850.  The father died in Cape Girardeau three years later.  James was brought in early childhood to Cape Girardeau, where he was principally reared and educated.  He and his brother, Richard, formed the undertaking and furniture firm of R. & J. Carroll about 1868.  This firm existed, with one intermission of three years, until 1874.  During the three years James was in the same business at Farmington, Mo.  In 1874 he returned to Farmington, and again established the business, which he continued until 1878, when he removed again to Cape Girardeau, and with his brother built the furniture factory at that place, which he managed until 1880.  He then engaged in his present undertaking and furniture business.  On April 17, 1877, he was united in marriage with Lilah P. Ramsey, a native of Cape Girardeau.  Their union was blessed by the birth of one child, who is now dead.  His wife died on October 17, 1884.  Mr. Carroll is a member of the Catholic Church.
--Source:  Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, c1888, p. 749.

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