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Glenwood, Davidson, N. C., c.1820s, (photo in 1974 by Dr. Dan Morrill).  The house burned c. 1976.  Glenwood was the home of Dr. John Edward Caldwell, a physician and the main character in LeGette Blythe's controversial book, CALL DOWN THE STORM.  Caldwell, called by Chalmers Davidson in his book, PLANTATION WORLD AROUND DAVIDSON, "was the best cultured man in Mecklenburg.  His home was the gathering place for professors and students from neighboring Davidson College." The architecture was simple Federal style.  The chimneys were earth-red brick, made in plantation kilns. In 1977 NBC bought broadcasting rights from Mr. Blythe to produce the book into a 3-part, 6-hour TV series similar to "Roots."  It was later rumored that due to the controversial theme, the series was not produced.  Dr. Caldwell never married but produced six children with his "live-in quadroon mistress" - a person of one fourth African American ancestry.  His mistress was very beautiful and was often seen in the town of Davidson shopping with the children who are reported to have become great leaders in society as time went by,  Dr. Caldwell was the grandson of the Reverend Alexander Caldwell (b. 1769) and Sarah Davidson, and the great grandson of the Rev. David Caldwell (b.1725) and Rachel Craighead (b.1742.)  Dr. Caldwell's father was David Alexander Caldwell, son of Alexander.  Dr. Caldwell had two siblings, Sally, who had no children and Patsy, who married Col J. H. Davidson "Jacky" in 1820.  Patsy and Jacky had two children, Margaret and Alexander.  Margaret had two sons who became lawyers and Alexander was a U. S. Congressman.

Carolyn sent pictures of flowers in her garden.
   
Dan gave a speech on June 24th at Waxhaw Presbyterian Church on William R. Davie, a major Revolutionary War figure and later founder of the University of North Carolina.  Dan called Davie a "muted trumpet."

 

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