Manuscript Collection

Caldwell Family Genealogy - Accession 795 - M380 (431)

Caldwell Family Genealogy - Accession 795 - M380 (431)


Caldwell Family



Accession 795 - M380 (431)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

15 pieces



Historical Note

Gwendolyn Caldwell Stanford (1925-2010) was a Winthrop College graduate in 1946 and taught at Winthrop in 1947. She went on to teach in several institutions until joining the faculty of Georgia College as an English and Literature Professor in 1969. She went on to teach for 34 years at Georgia College.

Henry Moore (1755-1843) of Winnsboro, SC served during the American Revolution from 1777 until 1780 when he was captured by the British. He was born in Londonderry, Ireland on March 25, 1755 and arrived in Charles Town, SC on November 27, 1774. He made his way to Winnsboro where he resided when the American Revolutionary War began. He served in the American Army in the 4th regiment of South Carolina (Artillery) and participated in the expedition to Florida, the Battle of Savannah, Battle of Beauford, the Battle of Eutau (where he was wounded), and was taken prisoner when Charles Town fell on Amy 13, 1780. He went on to served as Judge and Sheriff of Fairfield County, South Carolina following the war. According to his recollections he aided in the founding of the Mount Zion College (Mt. Zion Institute) in Winnsboro, SC in 1777, which would become one of only two remaining campuses in the U. S. that were encampment sites for opposing armies during the American Revolution and the War Between the States.

Scope and Content Note

The Caldwell Family Genealogy Collection consists of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) application of Gwendolyn Caldwell Stanford. The DAR Application is based off of Mrs. Stanford’s relation to Henry Moore (1755-1843) of Winnsboro, SC who served in the “American Army from 1776 to May 1780 – advanced to rank of Lieutenant to Major.” The genealogical material contained in the application consists of typescript copies of newspaper articles, various notes, family charts, and anecdotes and recollections (including parts of Henry Moore’s “Recollections of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina and Georgia”). Family names mentioned in the papers are Caldwell, Davis, Eagar, Ferguson, Moore, Robertson, and others most of which were in Chester, Fairfield, and York Counties.


The Caldwell Family Genealogy was given to the Archives by Gwendolyn Caldwell Stanford on July 18, 1992.


corrected date error in historical note


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Caldwell Family Genealogy - Accession 795 - M380 (431)

LC Subject Headings

Moore, Henry, 1755-1843; Caldwell family; South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy; Fairfield County (S.C.)--Genealogy; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy