Caldwell, James Douglass
Caldwell, James Douglass a Presbyterian minister, was born Sept. 24, 1847, near Elizabeth, Alleghany Co., Pa. He prepared for college at Beaver Academy; graduated from Princeton College in 1871; also studied' three years at Jefferson College; spent one year at Princeton Seminary, and two at the Alleghany Seminary, where he graduated. He was. licensed by Redstone Presbytery, April 22,1873; and was ordained as an evangelist by Wooster Presbytery, Sept. 9, 1874. In 1875 he went to Texas as a home missionary. There he gathered three churches and labored three years, supplying the churches of Cambridge and Adora. In 1878 he travelled three hundred and seventy miles in his own conveyance to Austin, in order to attend the first meeting of the new synod of Texas, to be organized as ordered by the preceding General Assembly. He was elected clerk of the synod, and took an active part in the proceedings; also assisted at the communion table on the Sabbath. He died next day, Oct. 14,1878. See Necrolog. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1879, p. 61.