Thanks, I appreciate the recommendations and will chase them down. Are you
related to Stewart Goodwin of the Richmond and Clifton Forge Va area? She
researches the Campbell clan. Regards BH
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From: "Robert Goodwin" <bob_goodwin(a)byu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:23
Subject: Re: [Campbell] WE VERY likely still be Guessing When We
A couple of books by Bernard Bailyn may help you. They both deal with
immigration from Scotland and Great Britain before the Revolutionary War.
They give good background as to where many of the immigrants came from and
where they went, and how they ended up where they did in the U.S. They
probably won't give you names, but possibly ideas as to where to look.
The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction. Knopf, 1986.
Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of
the Revolution. Knopf, 1986; (won the Pulitzer Prize in History)
Both excellent books for understanding the British immigration to the
I hope this helps,
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 Woods
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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