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. They are:
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 Americas.
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 to
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 prior
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 son'
RW pension statement
Lawrence and Henrietta - moved into Amherst ca 11765's from Spotsylvania co
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 Rockfish
in now Nelson Co.
George and Cathy - Purchased land in Amherst in 1769 on Piney River in now