True, but I don't know of any document that proves or even suggest he was
born in Scotland either!!
By going through and analyzing the Lawrence Campbell package of papers at
the LVA, (no doubt put there by the Symonds family of Lynchburg), one will
find a document that suggest that Lawrence may descend from a James Campbell
of Caroline County who was a son of the Duke of Argyle of Scotland. That
is as close of a
record as I know of.
I was just researching Orange County court records, but I never found this
Naturally I could have overlooked the deed you reference. I would like to
have a copy of that deed
so that my next trip I can have deed in hand when searching. Was the St
not from Caroline county?
I don't recall ever hearing about Mike Gentry. But you may have a lead on
that would be a great find. Keep after and also have a good day. Regards
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Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 09:03
Subject: Re: [Campbell] CAMPBELL Digest, Vol 6, Issue 97
Regarding Lawrence, I'm not aware of any proof that Lawrence was born in
the colonies. The earliest documentation I have regarding Lawrence is a
deed dated 1756 in which Lawrence purchased property in Orange County. The
deed states that Lawrence was of the "Parish of St. Mary in Orange County
and purchased property in the parish of St. Thomas". But if Lawrence was
born in 1735 (as is currently surmised by most researchers), he would have
been 21 years of age and may have immigrated to the colonies (perhaps
staying with a relative?? Purely conjecture). The Orange County
Genealogical society advised that none of the parish records before 1850
survived, so we have no proof at this time of a baptismal record. In fact,
two resources claim that Lawrence was born in Scotland-"The History of
Louisa County" which gives information about Lawrence's son, Captain
Francis Lee CAMPBELL, claims that Lawrence was in fact an immigrant from
Scotland. Also, I believe that the Reverend Francis !
Campbell SYMONDS stated that Lawrence was born in Scotland.
Supposedly, a Mike Gentry knows of the location of a hand hewn book by
Lawrence Campbell himself, made of animal hide. The book reads like a
ledger, which indicated that Lawrence was some type merchant. I've not
seen the book myself, but if anyone know how to get a hold of Mike Gentry,
I'd sure love to see it.
If you have some documentation stating that Lawrence was in the colonies
before 1756, I'd love to see it.
Have a good day Bucky,
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:59:43 -0400
From: "Lynden Harris" <bharris1932(a)comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Campbell] WE VERY likely still be Guessing When We Meet
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May I but in and ask a question of how Nelson county is considered a part
the upper valleys when referring to the immigration patterns from the
to the south?
Although I live in the middle of the Shenandoah valley (Staunton Va) it is
Nelson and Amherst counties that raised the roots of my Campbell family
too!! Between 1726 and 1750 I know of only one major family (Michael
and his wife Mary Campbell) that moved from the Valley over the mountain
the Albemarle/Nelson regions. Both John and son Robert Campbell from
Augusta County took up land in what became the Albemarle/Amherst County
border in the late 1740's but they never lived in that area. I have not
been able to trace a Campbell family eastward over the Bleu Mountains
to the revolution. Help me please!! Regards Bucky Harris, Staunton Va-
Major Campbell families movement into the Amherst/Nelson region:
Henry and Charity - relocated from Scotland in the 1760's according to
RW pension statement
Lawrence and Henrietta - moved into Amherst ca 11765's from Spotsylvania
born in Caroline Co.
Neil (bachelor) moved in the Albemarle area in the 1750's from Scotland
George and Margaret - Purchased land in Albemarle County in 1760 on
in now Nelson Co.
George and Cathy - Purchased land in Amherst in 1769 on Piney River in now
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