Caldwell, David, Dd

Caldwell, David, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., March 22, 1725, graduated at Princeton in 1761, and was licensed to preach by the New Brunswick Presbytery in 1763. Being ordained in 1765, he became pastor of the congregations of Buffalo and Alamance, N. C., in 1768. In 1776 he was a member of the Convention which formed the State Constitution, and some years later he declined the offer of the presidency of the University of North Carolina, by which institution he was made D.D. in 1810. He died Aug. 25, 1824, in his 100th year. — Sprague, Annals, in, 263.

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