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Yes, I know that this should go directly to Chuck and not the list, but I
can't help myself:)
Chuck, you must be beside yourself with joy to find this!!!! WOW!!! I am
so happy for you!!!
Chuck Gibson wrote:
Have some new information on the John Campbell
who married Isabella Gibson and went to Ark.
I received a gedcom today with this information in it.
I have more on the Gibson line but nothing else on the
Campbells except for what dates are in the gedcom.
One note, the Isabella Fortune who married Robert Gibson
would be the grandmother of the Isabella Gibson who married
"And now comes to hand under date of May 30th 1900, Cousin J.E. Atkins
history on Mother's side, viz:
"Our great great grandfather's name was
Fortune, our great grandfather's name was Gibson and married a
Miss Fortune. I do not know their given names. Our grandfathers
name was John Campbell (this was my mother's father --Gooch) and
married Miss Isabella Gibson, our grandmother. Grandmother had a
sister named Betsy who married a brother or relative of the
historical Daivd Crocket. Grandma and Aunt Betsy were the only
children of our great grandparents I ever heard of that I can
call to mind. They were from Ireland, Scotland and France and
among the very first settlers of Virginia when they forted up
from the Indians. Many of our relatives were killed and captured
by the Indians and some of them redeemed after the Treaty, and
some made their escape and returned to their friends. I could
tell you some sad things if I could see you that is impossible
for me to write. My mother used to entertain their children by
the hour with sketches of our history. Yes, it has been nearly a
hundred years since our grandfather came to this country. He
emigrated in a keel boat down the Ohio river and up the
Mississippi, Red and Ouchita rivers and landed at Camden which
was then called (I can not make out this name, it looks like
this-- ) on the Ouchita river. They brought their horses,
cows, hogs and chickens with them. They settled in a cane brake
as the country was covered with cane five miles from Washington,
the county site of Hempstead Co. which was built after they
came. Their first house was a polo pen with dirt chimney and hog
pen in the corner where they could protect the pigs from the
wolves and cats. They reared seven (7) children, 6 girls and one
son. Aunt Betsy the oldest married Elijah Gibson her second
cousin. They settled in one mile of Columbus in Hempstead
County, where they lived and died. Julia Ann, their only child
married John White and moved to Gainsville Texas in 1861 or 2. I
have lost sight of them many years ago. Aunt Ann married Birton
Holman. They reared six children all dead but Marion and
Isabella who were living a few months ago. They have large
families and live in Ark. I think our mother was the next
oldest. Aunt Susan Eskridge the next of which Cousin Rebecca has
told you more than I can. My mother Margarette was the next and
a a twin--her mate--a sister--died in infancy. My mother married
James Moss. They reared six children all laid away but myself.
My father, brother, sister and mother all died within six weeks.
My youngest brother left a little son. Uncle George never
married. Aunt Jemima, the youngest married Hamilton Scoby. They
reared nine children, six are living and all live in Warren.
cousin John Scoby married Miss ??? Price, and Warren's composed
of the Scoby and Price families. I can count probably 200 grand,
great and great grand children. Now you see we are a prolific
family. My father and mother were third cousins and I think our
French blood is ?????side. There are none of the old set living
that I know of. The last of my father's brothers died ninety odd
years. When Grandpa Campbell left Virginia to come here Aunt
Betsy Crocket lived near Cumberland Gap near the Tenn and Va
line. I don't think they ever heard from each other after they
were separated. I never knew anything about our Campbell kin. We
have Gibsons & Moss relatives living in Texas."
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note;quoted-printable:All our help is a blessing "The growing good of the world is
partly dependent on unhistoric acts=3B and that things are not so ill with us as they
might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life and rest
in unvisitied tombs."