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Jonathan D. Cardwell - possible - born in March 1818 in Tennessee. Jonathan enlisted in the Mounted Volunteers under Capt. Joseph C. Guild and 2nd Col. William Trousdale on 25 June 1836 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. This was for service in the Cherokee Removal of 1836, which is better known as the Trail of Tears. After his service, Jonathan returned to Sumner County, Tennessee and on 14 January 1840 he married Harriett C. Shaver in that county. The couple are listed in the 1840 Sumner County, Tennessee census. By 1850 they are listed in the Lawrence County, Arkansas census. Harriett died by 23 October 1867 and is listed in the will of her mother, Rebecca Shaver, in Lawrence County, Arkansas. Jonathan is listed in the 1880 Columbia County, Washington census. He is remarried to Penina LNU. She was born in May 1828 in Alabama. In 1900, he is listed as John Cardwell and Penina as Nina in the Garfield County, Washington census. Jonathan does not fit into the other Cardwell families found in Sumner County, Tennessee. He is grouped as a possible son of Nelson, but more research is needed.

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Nelson Cardwell, father of Dudley is confirmed
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07 May 1839 , Simpson County, Kentucky
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I received a package of research materials from the Simpson County, KY Genealogy Society (Mrs. Roy L Steers) sated 26 April 2007.

Included in that material is what Mrs. Steers described as a "strange lawsuit" in the Simpson County, KY records. [Simpson Circuit Court - 07 May 1839, File 456-1839], which was some of the files saved from the 1882 courthouse fire. In that record Nelson Cardwell is the plaintiff against Thomas J. Cooper. Cardwell states that Cooper has "lawfully possessed as his own property of his certain boy by the name of Dudley Cardwell aged about 17 years, which said boy Dudley Cardwell was the son and servant & property of the said plaintiff of great value wit of the value of $1000."

This lawsuit was later dismissed by the plaintiff.

First, the establishes that Nelson Cardwell was indeed the father of Dudley D. Cardwell, but the question arises to the use of terms like ""property" and "servant" - not to mention that a monetary value of $1000 was mentioned. This might point to Dudley being the son of a female slave and Nelson Cardwell OR that Dudley had entered into an apprentiship with Thomas Cooper and failed to fulfill the agreement. More research is needed.

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R.G. Cardwell - born about 1829 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He is listed in the home of his father in the 1840 Simpson County, Kentucky census. In 1850, he is married to “E” LNU and they are listed in the Simpson County, Kentucky census living next door to Dudley Cardwell, his brother. His wife, “E”, was born about 1832 in Kentucky. No children are listed in that record. R.G. might be listed in the 1860 Nevada County, California census in the town of “Rough and Ready”. He is listed as a Miner in that record living with Thomas Hopkins of Missouri. He might be listed in the 1880 Tulare County, California census. In that record in his married to Lida LNU (possible Coon). This information is added for research purposes only. The children are listed as being born in Iowa. This does not fit and may indicate a different line.Another point of interest is that there was a Robert Cardwell (middle initial given as “B.”) that served in the War with Mexico. He enlisted on 20 September 1847 in Sumner County, Tennessee at the age of 18. That fits the year of birth for the R.G. Cardwell in California. Robert was discharged on 22 July 1848 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Additional research is needed.

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Leonard J. Cardwell - born about 1811 in Granville County, North Carolina. He is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 Smith County, Tennessee census records. Leonard J. Cardwell married Lockey L. Robinson in about 1828. She was born on 29 March 1814 in Tennessee. In 1860, they are living near his cousin, Leonard H. Cardwell - son of William N. Cardwell. Lockey died on 02 February 1868 and is buried in the Cardwell Cemetery located in McClure’s Bend in Smith County, Tennessee. Leonard J. Cardwell remarried to Jemima M. Hance on 26 September 1869 in Smith County, Tennessee. Jemima was born about 1820 in Virginia. They are listed in the 1870 Smith County, Tennessee census. In that record they are living near Henderson Cardwell - born about 1817 in Tennessee and his family. No evidence of any children from that marriage. It appears that Jemima died and Leonard remarried a third time to Susan F. Robinson Cardwell - born in November 1833 - on 23 January 1879 in Smith County, Tennessee. She is the widow of William D. Cardwell. He was the son of Leonard H. Cardwell, son of William N. Cardwell. No evidence of any children from that marriage. They are listed in the 1880 Smith County, Tennessee census records. They are living near Silas H. Cardwell, son of Leonard H. Cardwell. In 1900, Susan is living in the home of her step-son, William “Linnie” Cardwell in Robertson County, Tennessee. Leonard died before the 1900 census.

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