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The earliest proof of my Campbell family in space-time is the family of
Donald Campbell m Marrion Maclean, sons Malcolm, Murdoch, Neil and
dau Christian, head tenant in Toraston, Isle of Coll, 1776.
We have documented a lot on this family ... and proven descendants extended
at times to Scotland, Australia (TAS, VIC, QLD & WA), NZ, USA Louisiana
(McFee, Lee, ...), Arkinsas (Salsbury ...) & Halifax, Pictou Isl,
Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, Manitoba (Geekie & Oliver), St Paul's Island, ...
The very strong family tradition is that this family descended from the old
house of Barbreck ...
We now have 5 documented Y-DNA samples of members of this family on Kevin
Campbell's FTDNA Campbell Group -- no 137 in his study. There are samples
from descendents of two sons of Donald, thus establishing the Y-DNA values
for him back at least to the 1740s. Every documented descendant carries a
very distinguishing DYS 390 marker with a value of 27. This value seems very
rare amongst most populations and we are alone in this in Campbell study,
though others approach with a value of 26, some also from the Inner
Hebrides. Another included in the group is a very close match, though this
value is 26. He is proven to have come from Belfast, Ireland and arrived in
South Carolina, ... We also know that my gg grandfather Archibald Macarthur
Campbell vent to Virginia circa 1840 (en route after for Port Phillip,
Australia), visiting family there.
Colin Campbell was Neil (tacksman of Sunipol then Treshnish, Mull) eldest
son. He went to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) in 1820, later settled near
Keilor, Port Phillip, and finally returned to Scotland in 1852, and
purchased the former Argyll properties on the Isle of Coll (Cornaig &
Caolas/Isle of Gunna) that had inherited by his two cousins, John, son of
Malcolm and Alexander, son of Murdoch. He also bought (and built the stately
home?) of Achnacloich, near Oban, Lorn on his return.
He clearly had ties with the then Duke of Argyll and was involved in efforts
to resettle "starving highlanders" to Canada and Australia, as these notices
The Melbourne Argus, Victoria, Australia, Tue 27 July 1847
"Highland Destitution - Private letters from Scotland mention that Colin
Campbell, Esq, of Glengyle, on the Salt Water River, who is at present
absent on a visit to his native country, has been deputed by the Marquess
of Lorne, the representative of the noble house of Argyll,
to proceed to Canada for the purpose of making arrangements there for the
rescue of the starving Highlanders of Scotland from otherwise certain
Port Philip Gazette and Settler’s Journal, Victoria, Australia, Sat 4 Dec
"Emigration - We stated sometime ago that Mr. Colin Campbell, of this place,
intended to go out to Canada in charge of a number of the Duke of Argyle's
tenantry, but by later advices we have been informed that the scheme was
abandoned, in consequence of accounts having been received that the
emigrants in Canada were as bad off as the poor at home.
Mr. Colin Campbell had urged the Duke to send them to Port Philip instead,
which will we expect be the ultimate result."
If anyone out there recognizes or wants to know more of this family, please
don't hesitate to contact me. There is a list of articles relating to this
extended family at http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=66228
If you think you might have a Campbell Y-DNA match against this line, please
I've "rescued" an old photograph of the JEWELL Children including, Ray,
Ethel, and Albert JEWELL which was taken at the S. Mortensen Studio in Iron
Mountain, MI. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with
the three appearing to be from infant to 5 years old at the time the
photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the
following information regarding the family:
Ray Cundy JEWELL was b. 21 Jul 1892 in Ishpeming, MI and married Hazel Lulu
Elizabeth HOUSTON (1893-1979) and together they had 3 children. Ray died 22
Mar 1974 in Pontiac or Washington, MI and is buried in the Ottawa Park
Cemetery in Clarkston, MI. Ray's obit lists his wife as Alice JEWELL? His
children are noted as Dr. Robert JEWELL of Sault Ste. Marie; Marilyn
CAMPBELL of Denver, CO; and Leon JEWELL of Roseville
Ethel Mae JEWELL was b. 13 Dec 1898 in Iron Mountain, MI to parents Albert
JEWELL ( 1868-1897) and Mary "Mae" Elizabeth Geach CUNDY (b. 1873 in
Champion, MI-1950 - the daughter of Thomas CUNDY and Emma HILL). In
addition to siblings Ray C.; and Albert; she also had two half- brothers,
Abraham Thomas GUY (1900-1985) and Wilfred GUY (1903-1970)who were born to
her Mother Mae and step-father William GUY (b. in Cornwall, England) who
married Mae after the death of her first husband. Their wedding took place
in Hermansville, MI on 6 Jan 1900. Ethel married Stanley T. WALES
(1894-1968) and together they had 4 children including, June B.; Gilbert L.;
Ralph Albert; and Alta E. WALES, all born between 1918 and 1924.
Her daughter June married into the WEEKS Family and her daughter Alta E.
married into the QUAYLE Family. Ethel died 11 Jan 1978 in Crystal Falls, MI
and is buried in the Stambaugh Cemetery in Iron River, MI.
Albert JEWELL was b. 27 Aug 1897 and married Mary Ann JOHNSON (1898-1977)
and together they had 5 children including, two sons, Floyd A.; and Glen
Emil JEWELL born between 1923 and 1928. Albert died in Dec 1963 and is
buried in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls, MI.
Census records provide the following details:
1900 census of Breitung, MI:
William GUY, age 29, born Oct 1870, married 6 months, born England, parents
born England, to USA 1885, an Iron Ore Miner
May GUY, wife, age 27, born May 1873, married 10 years, 5 children/3 living,
born MI, parents born England
Ray GUY, son, age 6, born Jul 1893, born MI, at School
Ethel GUY, dau, age 4, born Dec 1895, born MI, at School
Albert GUY, son, age 1, born Aug 1898, born MI
1910 census of Stambaugh, MI:
May GUY, age 36, married 11 years, 8 children/5 living, born MI, parents
Ray JEWELL, son, age 17, born MI, a Blacksmith
Ethel JEWELL, dau, age 15, born WI
Albert JEWELL, son, age 12, born WI
Abraham GUY, son, age 7, born MI
Wilfred GUY, son, age 6, born MI
+ 3 Boarders
I am hoping to locate someone from this family s that the photograph can be
returned to the care of this family. If you are a member of this family, or
you know someone who might be, please contact me.