J. W. Caradine

J. Wesley Caradine (Clay County)

State House: 1874-1875

Born: February 16, 1846 in Mississippi

Caradine appears as Wesley Caradine on the 1870 census in Chickasaw County with wife Celia Sanders and her brother, Isaac.¬† On the 1880 census of Clay County, Caradine is listed with Celia, two sons, Celia’s mother, and brother-in-law Isaac. He was a farmer.

In his testimony on the election of 1875 (linked below), Caradine describes a fraught situation in which a mob of white people were threatening his life.

Testimony of J. W. Caradine on the Election of 1875

Clarion-Ledger, August 16, 1876