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I have been at this family tree idea for about a week when I happened upon your note. My
grandfather, John Campbell,owed a store (grocery) and later a grist mill in the village of
Parishville, New York. He died there probably in 1935/36. I will check the cemetary next
summer for the exact date. He was short and heavy in statue.
I remember him as a grumpy, sharp-tonged old man, rather mean spirited!!!!!!!!! As a
child I was afraid of him. He once drove us out to an old weather beaten house near
Parishvill e and told us it was where he was born, then grumped that there was "no
brass plate announcing it"!!!! I took it seriously and felt that he must have been
important . He insisted that he was French and pronounced his name, camp-BELL which he
di d as he did not want any one to think his name was pronounced like a 'humped
animal'. He also claimed, besides being French, he was part Indian. We never took
this seriously--the French part either.
He might be John Amos Campbell--he had no relatives that we ever met, he would have been
born in the Parishville, Hopkinten, Brasher area in St. Lawrence County of New York
State. We may not have a connection here but this was fun, Diane.
What locations of family do you have?????