Biography of James B. Coldwell
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Caldwell, James B., was born in Troy, N. Y., January 25, 1843. He is the son of James Caldwell who was born in Belfast, Ireland, and came to the United States with his parents when a young man and settled in Troy; he died in 1851. His mother was Nancy Sample, born in Glasgow, Scotland, and died in 1888. James B., after attending the public schools of Troy, started in as apprentice to learn the tailor's trade and after working at it some time went to New York city where he completed his trade. He then returned to Troy and entered the firm of Bernard Montague; in 1885 he bought out the business and ran it until 1895 when Philip A. Morse was taken as partner, the firm being J. B. Caldwell & Co., custom tailors. He is a member of the Exempt Fireman's Association and has been secretary and treasurer of the same. He married, May 18, 1870, Amanda Padley of Troy. His children are Charles H. and Maggie.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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