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Hyle Campbell here.
Its been interesting reading about the Campbell Bashing.
Dont take it all personaly. Like Diarmid said the facts have been
changed to support whatever was the popular cause at the time. For
myself, it adds a whole dimension to my heritage.
How intersting would all this be if all highlanders got along and
everyone was a good guy. This bad guy mark given to the Campbells,
deserved or not, adds to the discovery of my heritage.
Many web sites acknowlege that facts have been exagerated, and that
Campbell bashing may be undeserved.
One site that is no longer on line was Clan Donald UK. This site had a
lengthy discussion about glencoe and the events that led up to the
massacre. Not once did the article mention the name Campbell. It
clearly recognized this as a goverment militia following orders and
placed none of the blame on the "Clan Campbell" as a group.
Ive also heard stories that a Campbell piper played a tune of warning
before the killings took place. Again showing their unwillingness to
carry out the orders that were given.
Also that some of those that fled in the night, fled to the safety of
the lands of their Campbell neighbors.
Here is one site, "Clan Iain Mhoir", that put a twist on how you view
the actions of Campbells of the time. below article borrowed from their
page: This page can be found at
Also I once found, on the net, the text from the order that was given to
the commander at glencoe. I will try to find it. From the verbage you
could tell he had little choice but to carry out the orders.
> Are the Campbells Bad Guys?
> Although much has been made of the animosities that exist between the Clan Dhomhnuill (and
> Clann Iain Mhoir), and their Campbell neighbors, it would be naive and simplistic to vilify the Clan
> Campbell. The Clann Dhomhnuill and the Clan Campbell were, after all, two very powerful political
> entities, both of whom single-mindedly pursued their own self-interests.
> Campbells certainly played a major role in the massacre at Glencoe, in which many of the MacIans
> (a branch of the Clan Dhomhnuill) were slaughtered in their beds. However, one must properly
> place this incident within the context of clan warfare, which is best understood as a long series of
> injuries and reprisals.
> Perhaps the clearest distinction between the Clann Dhomhnuill and the Clann Campbell relates to
> the issue of pragmatism. As a rule (with numerous exceptions), the Campbells seem to have had a
> very clear (and very early) understanding of the future direction of British nation-state. The
> Campbells were skillful political manoverers, who although unquestionably Gaelic, were not
> misty-eyed isolationists. They understood that much the old Gaelic order would inevitably be
> replaced as the centuries passed and they chose to position themselves to make the most of the
> impending changes.
> The Clann Dhomhnuill (or at least most of its branches) never really seemed to recover from the
> loss of the Lordship of Isles. Throughout the early modern era, the poets of the Clann Dhomhnuill
> imagined a restored Gaelic world with the Clann Dhomhnuill serving at its unifying force. The
> fracturing of the Clann, and the escalation of Anglicization throughout Scotland and Ireland and the
> economic, religious, and political changes of the last few centuries made this dream of Gaelic unity
> an impossibility. Nevertheless, the Clann Dhomhnuill and the Clann Iain Mhoir struggled valiantly, if
> fruitlessly, to save a cultural order which was quickly passing into the realm of folk-memory.
I would like to correspond with anyone with an interest in the Campbell
family, from Ireland, that were mainly in Hamilton County Ill from about
1840 to ? Brothers John, James, Daniel, Felix, and Patrick. Other
given names associated with this family, Bernard, Hugh, Bernice,
I would really like to hear from you if you have an interest in this
family of Campbells.
Regards, Al Lee alee1(a)flash.net
May 30, 1997
TWO things...I have run into a brick wall at the LDS church records...I
here in Salt Lake City and have gone to the "HALL OF RECORDS" or library on
several occassions. And none of my family are in the records. So you can try
many Family trees may not be in them. So try but do not get your hope up.
The second thing is now...I have run my tree to where my ggg grandfather
come over on a ship thru New York but NO record of him anywhere of where
he came from...it is said from England or Ireland. But no records here..SO
I keep looking amybe by some chance I will find the answers to my questions.
EDWARD L. CAMPBELL
I am looking for information about Thomas Campbell b. 1880 (?) in
Michigan (Sanilac County). He was my maternal grandfather.
He married Carrie Miller and moved to Port Huron (St. Clair County, MI)
in the early 1900's. They had five children...one of whom was my mother,
Frances Marie Campbell, born 1920 in Port Huron Twp. Thomas died in 1935,
18 months before I was born in 1936 and given the name Howard Thomas
Campbell Le Piors, Jr.
I know that my grandfather had siblings. I know of his two brothers...one
named Robert who lived near Sault Sainte Marie in the Upper Peninsula of
Michigan. He may have other siblings and would like to find more about my
Campbell roots. I have no information, at this time, which lineage of
Campbells or generation migrated from Scotland to USA/Canada.
I sure am hopeful of finding out though. I was in Edinburgh for a couple
of days in June 1966 (the day of the official birthday celebration of
Queen Elizabeth II). I remember sitting mid-day on a park bench waiting
for the dense fog to lift when a cannon roared and scared the living
bejeezies out of me. When the fog finally lifted and I had a chance to
behold the beauty of the region, I had this eerie feeling that I had come
Does anyone have information about any of these Campbells in your files?
Also can anyone recommend a good software program which I can use to
database my genealogy?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Howard Campbell-Le Piors
124 West Lawrence Street
Albany, NY 12203-1523
Thanks everyone for responding to my plea of "Did you get my Campbells in
Kentucky?" message. I myself finally received both the original message and
the plea! I am also getting more messages from the list now. There must
have been some hangup at my server. Isn't it nice to have someone invisible
I found yet another Campbell hiding in the tree. My ggggrandmother on my
mothers side was also a Campbell and we don't have a whole lot of info on
her. Elizabeth M Campbell, possible middle name was Mary, was married to
Isaac Oakman on June 17 1851 in Bedford County, PA. They then migrated to
IL. She was born on June 15, 1830. They had one son that I have record
of. His name was Isaac Newton Oakman, born April 1, 1864 in McDonough
County IL. Anything click?
My CAMPBELL ancestors and their sibs (where known & entered into my
database) are as follows. Can anyone connect to them? If so, I have a
copy of the Inventory of the estate of John CAMPBELL, Sr. from Jefferson
County Tennessee Will Book "I" Pg. 172 that I will be transcribing. I
will add it to my Homestead Library eventually. But will share it
sooner, if desired. There is also a little (VERY little) more
information in "Mom's Paternal Family Room" of my Homestead.
If ANYONE has any additional information on this branch of the
CAMPBELLs, I would sure be grateful! (It gets very depressing hearing
y'all trying to locate your CAMPBELL ancestors in Scotland when I can't
even get mine to the east coast!!!)
1. John CAMPBELL, Sr.
1+ USLEY ?? (Note: Usley's 2nd Husband was John Anderson m. 12 July
..2. James CAMPBELL, Sr. b: 1786 in Tennessee d: 14 August 1850 in
..2+1 Lucy HOWARD b: Abt 1788 in Virginia m: 15 December 1804 in
Tennessee d: 06 October 1845 in Searcy County, Arkansas
....3. John Campbell b: 08 May 1806 Military Service: Union Army d: 10
....3+ Ann Blasengame m: 29 July 1835
......4. Charles Henry Campbell
....3. Elizabeth Campbell b: 29 March 1808 d: Aft 1842
....3+ Granville K. Hodges m: 13 March 1824
....3. William Harris Campbell b: 23 June 1810 d: 20 November 1822
....3. Alexander Campbell b: 23 October 1812 d: 1886
....3+ Camilia Wolf m: 22 August 1830
....3. James Campbell, Jr. b: 27 November 1814 d: 1874
....3+ Clarisa Blassengame m: 01 October 1832
....3. Zachariah Campbell b: 15 May 1817 in Tennessee d: 1852 in
....3+ Sarah Ann Bull m: 10 November 1835 in Tennessee
....3. David Harris Campbell b: 23 July 1819 in Tennessee d: 1862 in
....3+ Sarah Tumey m: August 1837 in Tennessee
....3. Jane Campbell b: 14 April 1821 in Tennessee d: 1855 in Arkansas
....3+ Sam Martin m: 1852
....3. Amelia Emily CAMPBELL b: 16 January 1823 in Tennessee d: Aft 1880
in Arkansas (MY ANCESTRESS)
....3+1 David E. Parks Marriage ending: Bef 03 July 1842
....3+2 John BRADSHAW b: 1818 in Tennessee m: 03 July 1842 in Searcy
County, Arkansas Military Service: November 1861 45th Arkansas Militia &
18th Arkansas Infantry d: 1865 in Texas (MY ANCESTOR)
....3. George Washington Campbell b: 19 September 1826 in Tennessee d:
31 December 1862 in Oxford, Amite? or Lafayette? County, Mississippi
....3+ Milbra Riddle Martin m: 13 September 1844 in Arkansas
......4. James H. Campbell
....3. Camila Lucy Campbell b: 14 September 1829 in Tennessee d: in
Campbell, Searcy County, Arkansas
....3+ Thomas Nathaniel Butterfield m: 20 February 1845
....3. Sarah Campbell b: 17 December 1832 in Tennessee d: 1903 in Texas
....3+ Anderson Blasengame
..2+2 Phoebe Lee Barnes ?? m: Aft 06 October 1845
....3. Nancy Huldah Campbell b: 07 February 1849 d: 30 July 1853
..2. Alexander Campbell
..2. John Campbell, Jr.
..2. Jane Campbell
..2. Elizabeth Campbell
Brunetta Lafara Lingg
St. Helens, Oregon
The Main Wing of my Homestead:
Mom's Paternal Family Room:
NOTE: There IS a link in place FROM my CAMPBELL line to CCSNA. And it
I was at the Kiowa Colorado Games and found the same kind of comments
against teh Campbells until I actually talked to thopse making the comments
about something different but Highland and then they were othewise quite
positive people. Since there were only eight 'clan tents' and about 300
people at the tiny Games everyone talked to everyone, which was very pleasant
Kiowa is a cow country community out on the plains and the Games are got up
almost single handedly by one Jim Campbell who is from an outlaw Campbell
family who drove a stolen herd into the Rockies from Texas just before the
Civil War. They survived, but two Texas Rangers who went to find them seem
to have fallen down a mine shaft. Their saddled horses were found wandering
in a snow storm but the Rangers never turned up. The family has more such
Anyhow I think that much of the 'Campbell bashing' comes from ignorance of
any Scottish or Highland history and when you are at a Highland Games you
feel obliged to show off what you think you know. That "the Campbells and
the MacDonalds" had their reputations is one thing everyone knows, so it
gets dragged out thankfully, given the lightest opportunity. It is
basically something to say - although some people who are already a bit
'off' do actually get het up about it at times.
At Kiowa one kid started on "Agh, Campbells!" and his girlfriend chirped up
"I'm a Campbell" so he made a joke of himself. What they really wanted was
someone to talk to about things Highland.
But you suggest we need better information at the Campbell tents at Highland
Games. You are right.
I recently produced a display - or set of display boards - which could be
hung round a tent pole on four conjoined 9" wide by 24" high boards. This
gives a synopsis in brief (with illustrations) on the Campbells - origins,
chiefs, castles, tartans, name and so on. It is from material I wrote for
the special issue of teh 'Clan Campbell Society (NA) Journal' which I put
out in 1994 and which forms the basis of the articles we put on the web
site. I had Alastair Campbell of Airds at Inveraray (clan historian) check
We will be coming up with a revised edition in 1998 to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the founding of the society.
Since the original is on a 24"x36" sheet they can be printed on cream paper
in sepia line by a blue print shop for about $13 each - then one has to cut
(1/8" or 1/4" hardboard boards and have them laminated onto the boards with
holes and grommets in the corners which costs another $35, so it is not
cheap. And it doesn't give any facts on Glencoe.
You should pass on your convictions about the need for better information to
"Tommy" Thomson who lives in Orange CA at (714) 998-1811. He would be
delighted to hear you would produce something succinct and help you check it
for accuracy (or I can). I have written so much material for the outfit
that it would be highly refreshing to have somone else who was in fact a
professional writer come up with some ideas.
But to try to answer your questions:
I do not have a short article on Culloden - far too much is made of it as
the end of an era, much of which is romanticised out of all proportion.
Life was already changing and had alwqays been changing - only change got
I will send you an article on Glencoe later as an attachment.
1) Was the attack manned only with Campbells?
No. Of the men of the British army company of infantry involved,
only 13 were named Campbell. Six had Clan Donald names. Others were of
other Highland families and the cruelest were said to be the few Lowlanders.
The Captain was Campbell of Glenlyon who was probably given the job since he
was in the army due to being bankrupted by the MacIains of Glencoe
(MacDonalds to you) who had stolen all his tenant's cattle and burned their
houses and so he got no rents. He was an alcoholic and also kin to the
Glencoe Chief through marriage.
"The Campbells" got blamed due to the regiment having been raised by the
Earl of Argyll who was a supporter of William and Mary as protestant
monarchs as opposed to the hated James II who had fled and was Catholic.
2) Where in the chain of command did Campbells fit in?
The Earl of Argyll, although he had raised the regiment, was not in
the chain of command. He was in the government but had no control over the
Earl of Stair who interpreted the King's (William's) orders as meaning genocide.
Stair gave orders to Hill who passed them on to his second in
command Duncanson (I think Hill was away from Fort William at the time) and
Duncanson sent them to Campbell of Glenlyon in the middle of the night and
only a couple of hours before his orders were to be carried out. Duncanson
said he would arrive with reinforcements but carefully delayed (fortunately,
as the massacre was a total failure as a military operation). Duncanson's
orders were highly threatening so that Glenlyon knew it was his life or
theirs - but his family would suffer the disgrace of his firing squad end.
3) How was the attack carried out - by total deceit?
I am not sure what you mean by "total deceit". The intent was
"surprise". The soldiers were billeted on the MacIains, not through any
kindly hospitality of the MacIains, but as a means of obtaining for the
crown the food and lodging they were due to provide in lieu of the "Cess
Tax" which the MacIains had failed to pay. The tax was to help Dutch
William conduct his European campaigns. So the whole idea of the massacre
being a breaking of the laws of hospitality is flawed. The government
soldiers were in no way 'guests' but were forcibly billeted on the MacIains.
The 'slaughter under trust' concept was put out by the very efficient
Jacobite PR machine after the massacre. For them the PR victory was of far
more value than any loss of their supporters.
Because the soldiers of Glenlyon's company were completely
un-suspecting of the idea of a massacre - and were sleeping amongst the
MacIains in their houses (likely on the floor) - the waking and mustering of
them without waking and alarming the MacIains was virtually impossible
(fortunately). That is why only 35 of over 200 were slaughtered. The story
goes that others may have perished crossing the high passes in the snow but
I have never seen proof of it.
My own family of the Campbells of Inverawe had a bond of friendship
with the MacIains, and one of my gt-gt-gt-gt-grandfather Archibald
Campbell's tenants was a MacIain - to whom he later sold the farm of Dalness
which he leased. So many of them went over the rugged hills in the dark and
snow and were succoured at Dalness on Campbell land.
4) What are the facts of earlier, historical attacks by MacDonalds on
To answer this correctly would take a book.
Three families succeeded eachother in prominence in Argyll from 1163 to 1476.
On the death of Somerled who was a Ri or 'king' in parts of Argyll
and the Isles in 1163, his eldest son Dougall appears to have inherited the
heartland of his territories while the other sons inherited lands on the
periphery of Argyll - Ranald and Angus in Islay and southern Kintyre and
Ruari in Garmorran to the north of Ardnamurchan. Dougalls' descendants, now
called MacDougall or sons of Dougall, became known as lords of Argyll and
the isles and were a highly prominent and powerful family in the west until
the time of Robert Bruce.
The lords of Argyll opposed Bruce since he had murdered the Red
Comyn, brother-in-law of their leader Alexander of Argyll.
At the Battle of the Pass of Brander in Argyll in 1308 Bruce and his
Campbell and MacDonald allies defeated the MacDougall lord of Argyll. His
lands were divided between Campbell and MacDonald, with MacDonald obtaining
more of the Isles and Campbells more of teh mainland. However the heartland
of Lorne remained in royal hands. The MacDonalds were descendants of
Donald, son of Ranald son of Somerled and now began to take the place of
their MacDougall cousins in leadership in Argyll.
Gradually the family of the MacDonalds of Islay obtained the lands
of their cousins. By 1350 they started calling themselves 'Lords of the
Isles'. and eventually where granted the Earldom of Ross. But they came
into conflict with the royal house at times and the Campbells were kin to
Bruce and later his Stewart successors and so upheld the authority of the
crown in the west and often were obliged to "sort out" the Islemen
(including clan Donald). Each time the Campbells were successful they were
rewarded by grants of lands since the crown had little coin.
In 1476 the King of Scots discovered that the Earl of Ross had
earlier made a treaty with the king of England to take over Scotland and be
So the Earl of Ross was forfiet and, lacking leadership, clan Donald
fell into disunity. The power vacuume was filled by the Campbells under
their Chief the Earl of Argyll and by the reformation of 1560 the 5th Earl
of Argyll had so won over the Islemen that he was acknowledged as having won
"the Headship of the Gael", or the leadership of the western Highlanders and
Islanders of all those clans. He was the only aristocrat in Europe with his
own artillery and could call to the field a larger army than either Mary
Queen of Scots or Elizabeth of England. (so writes J.Dawson of Aberdeen
University in the Scottish Historical Review.)
This, then, was the setting in which clan Donald attacks on 'the
Campbells' took place.
The notable attacks were not 'clan' oriented as such but were a
result of being on opposite sides in the Civil Wars of the 17th century.
The attack on the lands of Argyll by Alasdair MacColla (son of the
pirate 'colkitto' or 'Coll coitach' from Colonsay) at the head of his Irish
clan Donnell in 1644-5 was devastating. He was called the 'house piercer'
as a result. Thatch was burned and cattle driven off. The people of Argyll
of all clans suffered greatly that winter yet have sensibly allowed the
worst to sink from memory - rather than building any monuments and visitor's
centres to the event. This was the occasion near Bragleen (south of Oban)
where MacColla crowded the women and children into a barn and set it alight.
It is said that one woman stuck her head through the thatch and yelled that
she was a MacDonald married to a local man but MacColla shouted the Gaelic
equivalent of "More fool you" and she was pushed back in. They all died and
the piper is said to have been told to play to drown the sound of their screams.
At the Battle of Inverlochy that year MacColla achieved a
spectacular forced march through the snow and surprised the Protestant army
of the Marquess of Argyll. The Lowland troops fled at the Highland charge
and while the Campbells stood their ground, hundreds were killed or
captured. Argyll's general, Campbell of Auchinbreck, was brought before
MacColla and asked whether he would be hung or beheaded. His answer was "A
poor choice, MacColla" - which inferred dishonour upon MacColla. This so
infuriated MacColla that he swiped at his head with his sword and instead of
hitting the neck, sliced it off at the ears.
I will stop there because I think it gives you the idea that it was
a rough time and we were all rough people
I do not know the answer to your questions about Culloden. I suggest that
you get John Prebble's (Penguin paperback) book on that battle which,
despite being coloured with his socialist politics, is well researched and
However I do know for a fact that in the overall conflict there were more
Scots on the British side than on the Jacobite side which had a number of
Irish and French regiments.
Anyone who ever says that Culloden was a battle between "The English against
the Scots" deserves to be handed over to the ghost of Alastair MacColla and
given up to his 'justice'.
Culloden was a battle between the British government and people on the one
side and the rebel Jacobites on the other. The Jacobite clans were by no
means all the clans. Far from it. And not all in any clan fought or fought
on the same side. There were Campbells on both sides and at the time of the
battle two companies of MacDonalds from Skye - in units of what were called
"the Independent Companies" (later the Black Watch) were marching to join
the government army from Skye.
Probably no event in history has ever had more nonsense spoken about it or
even written about it, I suspect. I just hope I have not added to that.
But you would be cowardly if you ever again let anyone get away with saying
that Culloden was a battle of the Scots against "The English" without
challenging them to prove their facts, for they are blatantly wrong.
However their mistakes are understandable since it is a view promoted by
some political elements in Scotland today so as to forward their concept of
the future. Like the 'clearances', Culloden and Glencoe are still being
milked for their political worth by some gentry in Scotland.
I am sorry if you find this a lengthy "text bookish diatribe" but maybe you
have the skill which I have not and which can put it all into "sound bytes",
what I see as the bane of our civilization and the enemy of good communications.
All best, Diarmid Campbell
Reading of the experiences with Campbell bashing reminded me how a "friend", when he heard I had found a Campbell ancestor, said, "Those Campbells were a tough bunch." He was from another Scoittish family.
If you have not accessed the web site http://www.ccsna.org
I suggest you do so. It will give you the Campbell history and much, much more and renew your pride in our heritage.
On Sun, 25 May 1997, Suzanne Russell wrote:
> I sent a posting of my Kentucky Campbell ancestors, beginning with
> Alexander, some hours ago and did not see it on the list yet. I have been
> getting error messages from several sources today and don't know if my
> posting made it or not.
> Would someone please let me know?
> Suzanne Russell
It appears that the email server at Genealogy Online (a.k.a. emcee.com or
genealogy.org) received Suzanne's message about her Kentucky Campbells
after her message asking if anyone had received the post. Despite the
fact that she posted the Kentucky Campbells message first. Internet email
doesn't always take the same route, as this case shows.
I'm not sure why there was such a discrepancy between the date and time
the messages were sent and the date and time they were resent by the list.
Maybe the messages took a scenic tour of the Internet before they reached
Genealogy Online. ;-) (There have been no messages from the system
administrator about the program that handles the email, so I have to
assume that it has been functional all weekend.)
Christine Gaunt, cgaunt(a)umich.edu
Campbell-L listowner (campbell-l(a)genealogy.emcee.com)
Co-compiler of Genealogy Resources on the Internet (web pages and file)
File (950K): via autoreply from gresinet.txt(a)genealogy.emcee.com
Ain't it great?
I've heard it said (and I agree) that the difference between the
Irish and the Scots is at least the Irish fight over REAL things.
I'm tired of the Campbell bashing too (my father's mother's surname
was Dalrymple -- try mentioning THAT in Scotland). Actually, we get
bashed by Campbells too, sometimes, sniff sniff.
My mother's family is from Antrim: Andersons, Blacks, and Beatty. The
Beatty's were granted lands in Antrim after the Boyne and so left
Aryshire. I am a direct linear descendent (with thousands of others)
of the chief of the Beatty border clan on the west march -- till James
VI. I do beleive he enjoyed fighting with Prince William at the Boyne
and driving off the Stuarts. (Yikes, my Scots is showing). Though Antrim
was traditionally McDonald, and the Blacks were allies of the
Lamonts -- so if you think you got problems <grin>....
Actually the Campbells are a classy lot and I enjoy them, though
the McDonalds are a fun lot and I enjoy them too.
However we're definitely and quite proudly lowlander. Neither side of
the family gives a hoot about clans nor did I ever hear a relative
say the word "clan" though they did say "farls", "haggis", "Robert
Burns" a lot. The notion that Scotsmen all have or need clans is a
modern notion (See Macaulay).
I'm assisting in starting an Ulster Scots group and I'm wearing their
kilt because I'm tired of the Campbell/Dalrymple/McDonald thang. I'm
also Irish so I don't plan on fighting them either. THAT fight is real
To recover your balance, I recommend a dose of Macaulay. Read
The History of England. Penguin Classics offers an inexpensive one
volume edition with notes. Macaulay explains the details clearly.
He is very entertaining. And if I wasn't afraid of being pelted with
stones, I would quote him here. He describes in detail from his
perspective in mid 19th century the romanticization of highland culture
which has occured. I am not saying he is objective -- he's not. But
he is corrective.
Page 63!!I read it often, when my kilt starts to itch.
If you memorize Page 63 I guarentee you can be run out of any Highland
Games by a large mob consisting of both Campbells and MacDonalds. I've
not -- too well brought up. It must the Campbell side of me. If I were
really McDonald, I'd do it.
Ah well -- I always end up talking to an isolated Irishman about Ireland
at those games. Ulster Scots is something I an identify with.
Just to let you know I did recieve your message, both of them. My sister in
IL and I in OH both get error messages quite often that do not neccessarily
apply. We have yet to figure it out (along with other quirks of this
system) and are not giving up. Good luck with it on your end and with your
I had almost identical run-ins at the first games I went to (Prado). Took me
quite by surprise. I was very embarrassed. Mostly because I had no
knowledge of what they were telling of my family history. I think the people
who harassed me that day thought they were being cute, funny, in
character.....I thought they were obnoxious.....but they didn't stop me. I
missed the OC games last weekend (had to work....sigh!). Hope to make it
I originally sent this message out to the Campbells and Stewarts on May
>I apologize if anyone is upset by my posting this here, but you all are
>such a great bunch of folks...
>My uncle is terminally ill and every day he waits for the mail, hoping
>he'll get something besides MORE medical bills. I would like to ask any
>and all who are able to pick up a cheerful postcard and drop him a "hang
>in there" kind of message. That way he could get mail from all over the
>country AND have pictures to look at on his better days.
>This would mean the world to me and help a dying man during his final
>days. Thank you.
>Mail to: M J CAMPBELL
> 503 Tyree Road
> Kinston, NC 28501
First, I want to thank all of you who responded to this message. Your
support has meant so much to me.
And second, I would like to send this request out once again (to a few
more people this time - sorry for any cross-posting) My uncle has gone
back into the hospital again and the doctor says he has 2-4 weeks left.
Because of the pain medication he has to have, he isn't up to long,
chatty letters...but bright, cheerful postcards are something that he
can look at during the worst moments.
Please take a moment out of your busy day to help keep his spirits
up...genealogists really ARE the best people around...they understand
the importance of family, living AND dead.
Thank you again. Mail sent to his home address will be delivered to him
at the hospital until he comes home.
Lisa Burcher in Raleigh, NC
***Searching in Beaufort & Pitt Counties***
surnames: Buck, Campbell, Downs, Edwards,
Kewell, Prescott, Stewart, Warren & Willis
I am looking for information on Mary Jane CAMPBELL (b. 1855 d. 1932) and
her parents. I believe she lived in either Butler or Armstrong County, PA.
She was married to Harvey KING (b. 10 Feb 1848 d. 1925).
They had six children:
TIA for any help.
Jim Wise e-mail address = jimwise(a)emwv.com
Searching Pennsylvania for: Germany for: Switzerland for:
WISE KONIG HIRTZEL(HIRZEL)
MILLER HERTZEL(HIRTZEL) KELLER
ROSS WILES MEYER
In a message dated 97-05-27 21:38:31 EDT, campbell-l(a)emcee.com writes:
<< How do I find out what information on Scotland is available through the
Is there an index somewhere? Or is there someone here who knows what they
have? Having young children at home makes in person research difficult for
me. Can I access their records via computer, or do I have to go down to a
Church? Thanks for your help.
You can connect to the Morman Church for genealogy at, http://www.mormon.org,
you can also connect to the Allen County Library in Ft. Wayne Indiana at,
WWW.allencounty.gov, though I am not 100% certain on that one...
To who it may concern:
Are you having problems with the mailing list. I subscribed to the posting
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Is it possible I have to subscribe again.
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-- [ From: Coach Cal Campbell * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
Searching for the parents and siblings of JOHN J CAMPBELL, b. 1845/9 in
SC. He married Cynthia Jane Elmore in Darlington Co, SC in 1874.
Nothing is known of him prior to this time. No Civil War Record. The
1900 Census states that his father was from Ireland and his mother from
SC, but no proof has ever been located or a name even hinted at. No
census record for him prior to 1880. No Darlington deeds or wills or
John and Cynthia Jane had the following children:
Addie Campbell, b. 1875 and died young
Anna Carrie Campbell, b. 2 Oct 1876, married Sam Albert Jackson in 1907
Annie Campbell, b. 1881 and died young
Docia Campbell, b. 1885, married A Wiley Watford
John Ellis Campbell, b. 17 Oct 1886, married Mary Anna Jones 27 Apr
Mary Geneva Campbell, b. 22 Oct 1891, married William Riley Newell in
Any help would be appreciated. I have been stuck here from many years
141 Forest Hills
Talladega, AL 35160