Source; Biographical Sketches
from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted By : Vera Burnham June 28, 2002
Allen T. Caldwell was born July 12, 1825, in Jefferson County, this State. His father Thomas Caldwell a Virginian by birth was one of the first settlers in that county, and lived and died on a farm twentyone miles east of Louisville. His wife, Hettie Collins, was a native of this State. To them were born ten children. The mother died when our subject was a child and the father married a second time. Subject was reared to farm work, but after becoming of age worked in a gristmill and saved earnings sufficient to enable him to attend school. Leaving school he learned the carpenter's trade at which he worked several years, being a part of the time in Louisville. On July 11, 1854, he married and came to McCracken County and located on his present farm. His wife was formerly Miss Lucinda Smith, a most estimable lady and to whose encourgement and kind devoted nature he attributes much of his sucess. Our subject has a farm of 201 acres most of which is under cultivation with a pleasant cottage residence orchard and many other valuable and ornamental improvements all the result of personal management and labor. Mr. Caldwell is a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic fraternities.