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I am so excited! I have been watching all of this activity and you are the
first that sounds really close to my line. So far, all of my line has been
in Anderson County, SC, but I am at a brick wall with JESSE and SARAH
CAMPBELLL and believe they moved just over the line from Abbeville County.
They had 5 boys (4 died in the War Between the States) and one was named
WILLIAM OBEDIAH(will have to double check his dates), JOHN W. (b.
5-24-1838, d. 2-12-1864); JAMES N. (my line) b. 11-11-1840, d. 10-9-1863.,
JESSE ALEXANDER (b. 3-1-1845, d. 5-20-1863. The baby boy did not go, his
I have been to Abbeville County to research, but did not have any luck.
Their courthouse burned and they lost a lot of records, but I really did
not know what to look for. I would love to get more of your details and see
if I can jump my brick wall!!
Lindalee Campbell Cleveland
PS James N. and Samuel were the only two that had children, the others
died too young. James N. only had one child: JAMES MASON CAMPBELL
----- Original Message -----
From: luan alaniz <lalaniz(a)zialink.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 1997 1:29 PM
Subject: William Campbell of S. Carolina
> Does anyone out there have any information on William(One-Eyed Billy)
> Campbell of the 'Nations Section' of Abbeville Co. S. Carolina? William is
> the son of Duncan Campbell, also of Abbeville. Who did William marry and
> are his children? I think that Obediah(my 3 gr. grandfather) b. 1807
> Abbeville was a son, but just can't connect him to William. Any help is
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In a family Bible it states that James Campbell was wounded on Feb 17, 1862
in the Battle of Ft. Donelson, Tn. He died during the night Feb 18, 1862.
Hid family was from Harmarville, Allegheny Co. Pa. I wrote to the National
park at Ft. Donelson, Tn. they said no Penna units fought in the Battle of
Ft. Donelson. I found on the Internet a list of Ohio units from the Civil
War--thinking he may have crossed to Ohio to join up-- one had 2 James
Campbell's . The list owner said that according to his information both were
killed in the war but not in Tennessee or on the dates our Bible lists. I
have an application to the National Archives for his records but never sent
it because it says it must have name of unit and rank. At the moment I don't
even know what state he enlisted in. How can I find out what unit he may
have been with???? so I can then send for records.
Who is your Campbell ancestor? I was interested in your post because you
linked both Campbells and Morrisons.
I am descended from "Black" David Campbell and his wife Jane Conyngham,
through their daughter Martha, who married Major John Morrison in the 1770s.
There were many Morrison children. I am descended through Jane, who married
William Nathaniel Hodge. Their daughter, Nancy Jane Campbell Hodge, married
Thomas M. Rowland and came to Texas (Fayette, Grayson and Collin counties) in
about 1837-1838. I think Jane Morrison and siblings were born in the 1770s
through about 1790. Does this sound like any connections? I'd love to hear
from you. Linda Gilliam Vereen, Bulverde, Texas.
I am a Campbell descendent, but what I am interesting in the Morrison's right
now. My Morrison I can trace back to 1864. He is J.C. Morrison (Joshua
Covington) Morrison b. 1864 Ala. J.C.'s father supposed to have died during
the civil war. Do not know his first name. But have been told the Morrison's
in Alabama migratred to Tx. Have been told I have a lot of cousin's and
double cousin's in Tx in Eastern Tx. If you have any kind of info that may
help, it would be very helpful. So of the old tale's passed down may some
Morrison's from Al. Have a gut feeling J.C. Mother remarried after the Civil
War and some the children migtarated to Tx. J. C. Morrison and his wife Molly
Mary Magaline Worley went to Tx with there children C. E. Morrison, Allen J.
Morrison and Holbert Morrison married to a Parrot Walker from Tx. They were
in Tx around 1899-1902 to 1908, when they moved back to Tn., Lincoln Co. they
came back in a Covered Wagon. J. C. Morrison supposed to have homesteaded
some land but left it. It would be very appreciative for any info that may
be close. You can email me BGeneMorri(a)aol.com.
Thanks for any help>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bob
I found these CAMPBELLs wandering about within the pages of "Landholders
of Northeastern New York 1739-1802" by Fred Q. Bowman c.1987 and was
wondering if they might be related to one of you fine folks.
Original Landholders in present-day Washington County, NY
13 Mar 1764 - Argyle Patent (also known as Scotch Patent), town of Argyle;
47,450 acres. This patent granted "in trust for certain persons."
Campbell, Archibald Gillaspie, Neil McNachten, Alexander
Reid, Duncan Shaw, Neil
11 Oct 1765 - James Grant Patent; town of White Creek; 4,000 acres
Campbell, Archibald Grant, James
04 Oct 1774 - Dartmouth Patent; town of Stony Creek and a segment in
Saratoga County; 47,000 acres
Campbell, Archibald (and 47 other landholders, names on request)
Original Landholders in present-day Essex County, NY
07 Aug 1764 - Robert Grant's Patent; "bounded N. by Allen Campbell,
S. by Donald Campbell and E. by Lake Champlain"; 3,000 acres
Original Landholders in present-day Clinton County, NY
11 Jul 1769 - Dean Patent; two tracts; town of Chazy (13,410 acres) and
a segment (16,590 acres) "called Grand Island" in Vermont
Campbell, William (and 29 other landholders)
Landholder Transactions, 1764-1802
Entry# Date Function Name; Origin; Land Transacted; Reference Entries.
1202. 06/24/67 grantor CAMPBELL, Angus, merchant, City of NY; Argyle, Wash.
co grantees 1080, 1081, 1846, 4821, 6474, 6899. (A:128)
1203. 01/14/65 grantee CAMPBELL, Ann, wife of James GILLIS, farmer, of
Orange County, NY. See 6217.
1204. 01/15/65 grantee CAMPBELL, Ann, wife of James GILLIS. See 6219
1205. 04/26/65 grantor CAMPBELL, Ann. See 2822.
1206. 01/02/76 grantee CAMPBELL, Ann. See 1218.
1207-1217 all grantor CAMPBELL, Archibald, merchant, City of NY in 1765
1218. 03/09/76 grantor CAMPBELL, Archibald; Fort Edward, CHA (this contract
identifies the terms of his will dated 1/2/76); Argyle, CHA
co-grantees Ann CAMPBELL, his "loving wife" and Sarah McNEIL,
his "aged mother".
1219. 07/20/92 grantor CAMPBELL, Archibald, Albany, ALB; Westfield, Wash.
1220. 04/30/93 grantor CAMPBELL, Archibald, executor of the will of George
GUNN, "late of Washington County, deceased"; Cambridge, WAS
1221. 06/16/98 mortgagee CAMPBELL, Archibald. See 4491.
1222. 01/02/76 mortgagee CAMPBELL, Archibald, Esq. See 3019.
1223. 01/02/76 grantor CAMPBELL, Archibald, Esq. (w. Ann) Argyle, CHA.
1224. 05/18/76 grantor CAMPBELL, Catharine; Argyle, WAS. See 4228.
1225. 09/12/64 grantee CAMPBELL, Donald. See 1233.
1226. 10/28/01 mortgagor CAMPBELL, Donald; Albany, ALB; Peru CLI. See 4224.
1227. 07/22/86 mortgagor CAMPBELL, Donald, Esq; City of NY, Grant Patent, WAS.
1228. 06/08/73 grantor CAMPBELL, Duncan, Colonel; --,DUT; McCululock Pat.,CHA.
1229. 06/01/92 grantor CAMPBELL, Duncan; Augusta, Lunenburgh Dist, Upper
Canada; Argyle, WAS. See 2207.
1230. 05/13/96 grantor CAMPBELL, Duncan, "late a Lieutenant ... in the NY
Regiment commanded by Col. James Livingston"; City of NY;
"bounty lands", CLI; co-grantees 2311, 7249
1231. 03/07/85 ---- CAMPBELL, Elizabeth, dec'd. See 6721 and 6723.
1232. 05/07/85 ---- CAMPBELL, Elizabeth, dec'd. See 4000.
1233. 09/12/64 grantor CAMPBELL, George; London, England; land "east side
of the Hudson River, ALB"; See 1225.
1234. 04/08/01 grantor CAMPBELL, James, Esq.; Augusta, Granville Co., Upper
Canada; Argyle, WAS. See 5069.
1235. 06/03/88 grantor CAMPBELL, John; German Camp, COL; Argyle, WAS; co-
grantees 1739 and 7788.
1236. 01/24/95 mortgagee CAMPBELL, John; Albany, ALB. See 7194.
1237. 07/03/98 mortgagor CAMPBELL, John; Chateaugay, CLI; "Old Military
Township #7, CLI; co-mortgagees 5752, 5811,8758.
1238. 07/12/80 grantor CAMPBELL, Mary, Junr. See 5041.
1239. 07/13/92 grantor CAMPBELL, Robert, "late a Captain in his Britannic
Majesty's Sixtieth Regiment of Foot but now of the County of
Gloucester ... Great Britian"; Granville, WAS; See 1698.
1240. 03/18/89 grantor CAMPBELL, Robert, Esq., Capt. ---, ---; Granville, WAS.
If you recognise anyone, I can send the referenced line and any other info
pertaining to that entry.
Cathy Sussex, NJ vdpcom(a)warwick.net
looking for Andrew & Mary J. CAMPBELL of Londonderry, NIR 1800's
and Mary CAMPBELL with John FLETCHER of Kilfinan, Argyll late 1700's.
I sent in my Campbell List for you last Thursday. I presume you understood everything and I did it according to your instructions.
I am not getting any Campbell News Letters or Digests, is everything okay?
You mention your husband is a descendant of Black David Campbell. I am, too,
through his daughter Martha, who married John Morrison. I'd love to share
information. Where do we go from here? Linda Gilliam Vereen, Bulverde, Texas
I am searching for information on the Campbell's of Tolland County,
1.Andrew Campbell (1717/1718 - Before 1797) & Ruth Stebbins , Mansfield, Conn.
2.Zuriel Campbell (13 Oct 1742/1743 - 2 Sep 1811) & Lydia Barrows.,
3. George Campbell & Roxana Aspinwall Mansfield., Conn. & Addison Co., Vermont
4.Origen Earl Campbell (5 Oct 1809 - 6 May 1883) & Sarah Goodspeed, Addison
Co.,Vermont and Juneau Co., Wisconsin
5.. George Franklin Campbell (2 Dec 1838 - 4 May 1918) & Mary L. Stewart ,
Juneau Co., Wisconsin;Washington Co., Kansas; Colorado
6.. George Stewart Campbell (17 Aug 1878 - 5 Jul 1953) & Altah Johnson
Washington Co., Kansas & Los Angeles, California
7. Dallas Stuart Campbell (9 Sep 1916 - 19 Dec 1971) & Carolyn Clara Soffel
, LosAngeles, Calif.and
San Diego, Calif.
8.Helen Deloris ( Dee) Campbell Owens
I would like to hear from anyone with a connection to this family.
Jennifer asks about the best place to find out about kith and kin in
Scotland. The only place of consequence to do this is in New Register House
which is at the west end of Princes Street, Edinburgh. There, one can use a
computer to locate names and the, on sight, there and there, look at either
a micro-film or micro-fiche of the original. The records contain the old
parish records of prior to 1855 and the records resulting from compulsory
registration of births, deaths and marriages from 1855 on. They make a
charge of about 16 pounds a day but it is so worth it.
Jennifer, if you need somewhere to stay, I can recommend a good b & b just
round the corner - they charge about 25 pounds for bed and breakfast.
Other members of the meeting will be able to tell you more about Campbell
resources in Argyll and elsewhere.
>And how hostile are the natives?
If you were daft enough to mention the recent annihilation of Scotland by
the English rugby team this year, things might be a wee bit tense. However,
drink to a Scottish victory next year and good will and Uisge Beatha
(whiskey) will flow. Slainte
All the best, Seoras
My husband and I are taking a trip to the UK for site seeing and genealogy
We are both Campbells... He through "Black" David Campbell and I from a
different line of Campbells.
All I know is that we are both Argyll Campbells supposedly... My husband
may know for sure if he is. But I have no idea about my line. Were would
the best place to look in Scotland for this information? I have the birth
place in Scotland of the Campbell that immegrated first to Canada then to
I'm also doing research on the MacFarlanes so if I could combine the two
that would be great.
Also what is the best way to approach this kind of search in Scotland???
My sister-in-law, not knowing too much of the history of the Campbells,
During a tour of a castle ( I don't know the location ) proudly exclaimed
that she was from clan Campbell. At that, the tour guide turned to her and
said "so lassie, you are a liar a cheat and a thief"... She was quite
surprised. Well, I myself would prefer to avoid a similar exchange. Was
this out of the ordinary...
And how hostile are the natives... ;)
We are also doing some reading on King Arthur and Merlin. The Books were
are currently reading are "Arthur" - by Norma Lorre Goodrich and "Merlin" -
by Norma Lorre Goodrich. She makes a compelling argument for the Campbells
going back to King Arthur and the location well ... here is a passage from
the introduction of "Merlin"
"Large numbers of Romano-Britons had decided to remain in Britain on the
landed estates. The line of the "Roman" commanders-in-chief,
-Maximus-Constatine-Ambrosius-Uther Pendrago-Arthur, stepped in to defend
the formerly Roman forts along the two walls of defense: the Antonine to
the north (Glasgow-Edinburgh line) and Hadrian's Wall to the south... These
lands constituted Merlin's and Arthur's battleground."
I'd like to know if any one else has heard of this or has any thoughts on it.
Diarmid here. On your questions of 'taking' other names it may help to
understand the fact that the modern system of surnames (what people in the US
call "family names" I think) emerged from an earlier system of "patronymics" in
the Highlands....Meaning "father's name".
So if Lachlan had a son Dougall, Dougall would call himself Dougall MacLachlan
or Dougall son of Lachlan - and then if Dougall had a son Lachlan, this Lachlan
would be known as Lachlan MacDougall. If Dougall had a son Duncan he would be
Duncan MacDougall but his son Archibald would be Archie MacDonnachaidh (Gaelic
Now with families who came to be granted responsibilities in the lands to which
they belonged, there was a need for generational continuity and so these began
to hold onto the patronymic of the founder of the family who was first 'eponym'
or the one from whom the name was taken because he was the first of the family
of that branch, or the first of the family to hold the responsibility for the
people on the land to which they belonged.
For example my own family appaer to descend from one Duncan 'Sceodnasach' or
Duncan from Ardsceodnish (now Kilmarton) who was younger brother of Sir Colin
'iongantach' (wonderful) of Lochawe who died in 1412 or 14. Duncan appears as
a young witness in Ardsceodnish (pron. ArdSCOTnish) in 1355.
Because the family were granted Fraoch Eilean Castle on Lochawe and then in
1470, the responsibilities for the people on the lands of Inverawe, Lerags and
Stronchormaig, They used the name MacConnochie (Argyll pronounciation of the
Gaelic MacDonnachaidh - sons of Duncan) as their familial patronymic.
So you would get Archibald M'Couyl (MacDougall) MacConnochie of Inverawe in
1493 and his son was called Dougall MacGillespic (son of Archibald) but not
MacConnochie until he was head of the family - although that part varied.
Sometimes they even gave the grandfather's name so as to clarify things - as in
Archibald MacDougall VicGillespic.
But for those who were not responsible for more than their immediate family -
except when called out to defend their homes with their kindred or Chief - the
use of a surname only began to come in with the use of records - first church
records and court records. By the 17th century most had adopted surnames I
would think - but in the 16th century they were still not common.
Even the sons of Dougall who were Lords of Argyll did not call themselves
"MacDougall" often, but "de Ergadia" or "of Argyll" or "of Argyll and the
I hope this is some help, Diarmid
Diarmid - Given your familiarity with the Kilmartin area, could you help please help us identify the location of three MacCallum sites-Poltalloch, Corbarron, and Lochaffy:
1. Collins Scot. Clans & Fam. Ency. says "Donald McGillespie Vich O'Challum, recieved a charter of the lands of Poltalloch in the parish of Kilmartin in Argyll from Duncan Campbell of Duntrune in May 1562." Another source states Poltalloch was"located across Loch Craignish from the lands of Craignish Castle".
2 and 3. "The first written refernce to MacCallums is in 1414 when Sir Duncan Campbell granted lands in Craignish to Reginald MacCallum of Corbarron, with the offices of heritary constable of the castles of Lochaffy and Craignish". Thanks
Kinloch mcCollum/Orange Park, Florida
Hello, I've sent a subscription notice to join your listserv for
Campbell. I am interested in researching the Campbell genealogy in
Greenville area, South Carolina, early 1800's. I am looking for
descendents, related genealogy information re: Pinkney DeCalb
Campbell,spouse Eliza Joan Staton and their son Clifton Charles
Does anyone out there have any information on William(One-Eyed Billy)
Campbell of the 'Nations Section' of Abbeville Co. S. Carolina? William is
the son of Duncan Campbell, also of Abbeville. Who did William marry and who
are his children? I think that Obediah(my 3 gr. grandfather) b. 1807
Abbeville was a son, but just can't connect him to William. Any help is
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