You ask about my Campbell ancestors:
The first of my family to come to the American colonies, Dyuncan
MacConnochie Campbell of Inverawe in Argyll (1702-1758), came in 1756 as
second in command of the Black Watch regiment to support the colonists in
their fight against the French in the French-Indian War. He was wounded and
died of his wounds following the attack on Fort Ticonderoga in upstate NY in
1758 but hhis son returned to Scotland. But he was also wounded and died
later aged 21.
We are descended from Duncan's brother Alexander. Duncan was my great
grandfather's great uncle.
My father was from Britain (his home was here in Argyll) with international
Shell oil and in California and married only one month when he lost his job
in the Depression of the Thirties. I was born in Seattle in 1933 while they
were living on Orcas Island in Puget Sound. They made enough off a lime
rock quarry they had started there to get back home to Scotland because the
Depression ended in Scotland before the US. My father had been in Mexico
before that and fought in the First World War.
I went back to the states in 1960 and came back here on my retirement in
2000, but I had also worrked here in the mid sixties (architecture, historic
buildings) and early seventies (mining reclamation).
All best, Diarmid
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Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 8:43 PM
Subject: Re:TO DIARMID
I may have not seen this but what location was your Campbell's in the US?
How did they travel to the USA ?
Do you have your family tree done?
there are so many campbells,when I work on genealogy I think wow!!!
USA should have been called Campbell Country !!!!
thanks Nancy Campbell Phillips
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