Cabarrus Heritage

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Daniel Stanhope CALDWELL

Born, Cabarrus County, July 30, 1880; died, January 2, 1920.  Married Nell Sarrett.  Educated, A. & E. College, Raleigh.  D.D.S., Philadelphia Dental College, 1907.  In practice, 1907-1920.  Member North Carolina Dental Society; American Dental Association.  Literary contributions: Proceedings North Carolina Dental Society, 1912, page 38, "Dentists' Duty to the Public in Oral Hygiene"; 1919, page 55, "Memorial - Dr. Frank Robinson Anders."   Source: The History of the North Carolina Dental Society With Biographies of Its Founders (Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Dental Society, 1939), 424.


John Brice Caldwell was born in Cabarrus county, 12 miles from Concord, October 20, 1852, and moved into that town in 1862.  His father was Charles A. Caldwell, a merchant and contractor of Concord.  His mother was Miss Jennette Cochran, a daughter of Colonel W. B. Cochran, a farmer, who was a colonel in the ante bellum militia of Mecklenburg county.  He was educated in the Concord public schools.  His first commercial experience was as a salesman with Odell Curtis & Co., in general merchandise, and was later with Fetzer & Company, for ten years.  He then became agent at Concord for the Southern Express Company and remained with them four years and then became an agent for the Standard Oil Company and continued that connection seven years.  He was elected mayor of Concord in 1903 and is now serving his second term in that office.  He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is a K. of P. and Woodman of the World and a member of the Knights of Honor.  On December 28, 1872, he married Colonel John O. Wallace's youngest daughter, Ester, who died suddenly October 7, 1905, leaving six children: three daughters and three sons.   Source:  Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes (Asheville, North Carolina: Evening News Publishing Company, 1906), 61-62.

Morrison H. CALDWELL

Morrison H. Caldwell, grandson of Eliza Elizabeth Query and William Caldwell, was born in 1860.  He attended the local schools and graduated from Davidson College.  He entered the legal profession in which he succeeded to marked degree.  For a time he represented his county in the Legislature.  He was commissioned by the North Carolina Historical Commission to write a History of Cabarrus County which was in course of preparation at the time of his death.  During the World War he was Government Appeal Agent, Food Administrator and Labor Agent.  He was active in church and civic affairs.  For more than a quarter of a century he was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Concord.  He was regarded as the leading authority on the history of his county and the vicinity, having as he did a wide acquaintance with practically all the families in his section.  Many years ago he became interested in the history of his grandmother's family and has searched out many records and has related many interesting incidents concerning the life and character of [his] forefathers.  In 1888 he was married to Miss Rosa McCorkle to whom were born seven children.  Added: May 24, 1934, news has just been received of his death at his home in Concord.   Source: Eugene Alexander, The Query History, Biographical and Historical Data of Pioneers in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties (1934), 18-19, digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 November 2019).


Daniel Coleman, (born 28th March, 1799), was born in Rowan County; moved to Cabarrus in 1823.  Educated at Rocky River Academy, conducted by Dr. J. M. Wilson, father of J. Harvey Wilson, of Charlotte, and finished under Dr. John Robinson, at Poplar Tent, 1823, and the latter part of this year settled at Concord.  In the Spring following he was elected Clerk of the County Court, and served until 1828.  Read law with Judge David F. Caldwell, and was licensed to practice.  In 1830 to 1833, he was engrossing clerk, and 1834-1835, reading clerk of the State Senate.  In 1836 he was appointed Third Assistant Postmaster-General under Amos Kendall, and served till May 1841.  He returned home and resumed his practice at the bar, and in 1848, was elected by the Legislature, Solicitor of the Sixth Judicial District.  After serving for four years he retired from the practice, and engaged in construction, with Dr. E. R. Gibson, of the North Carolina Railroad.  Appointed to office in the Treasury, in 1871, which position he held until the time of his demise.  He married Maria, daughter of John E. Mahan, of Concord, and had two sons, William M., late Attorney General of North Carolina, and Daniel Raymond, who is now a teacher in the Deaf and Dumb Institution at city of Belville, Province of Ontario, Canada.   Source: John H. Wheeler,  Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians (Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Printing Works, 1884), 98.

Daniel Branson COLTRANE

Daniel Branson Coltrane was born in Randolph county, December 25, 1842.  His father was Kelly Coltrane, a farmer of Randolph county, and his mother was Miss Mary Gossett, a daughter of Thomas Gossett, a farmer.  He was educated in the common schools of Randolph and Guilford counties.  His first business experience was as a photographer at Miami, Mo., in 1868.  He continued in this business for several years at Marshall, Mo.  He studied watch-making and jewelry through an instructor and pursued this line for about five years and then went into the First National Bank at Marshall, Mo., as assistant cashier, continuing in that position until 1887, when he moved to Concord, N.C., and opened the Concord National Bank, of which he was made cashier, a position he still holds.  He is also president of the Norwood Manufacturing Company, of Norwood, N.C., also of the Linn Mills at Landis, N.C., and of the North Carolina Advocate Publishing Company.  He is a director in the Odell Manufacturing Company of Concord, and the Southern Cotton Mills at Bessemer City, N.C., and in the Stanley County Loan and Trust Company of Albemarle, N.C.  He has been chairman of the graded school board of Concord for fourteen years.  He is a Mason, a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.   Source:  Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes (Asheville, North Carolina: Evening News Publishing Company, 1906), 45.


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