Abraham Caldwell was born in Beverly 22 March, 1800, and died, in Ipswich 4 Feb., 1894, of pneumonia. He was the oldest of seven children.
His sister, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Bailey, of Georgetown, and himself were the last to go. He survived her about a week. She, also, died of pneumonia. His first wife, married 14 April, 1824, Was Miss Eunice Rhodes of Ipswich. Of their three children, Mrs. Emeline C. Brooks survives. His first wife died in 1863, and he married Mrs. Eli-za R. Lawrence, of Saugus, who died about eighteen years ago. He was a weaver by trade, but the power-loom supplanted him. He then learned the shoe business, and was a manufacturer in Ipswich about eighteen years. He was wealthy and highly esteemed.
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