The following is research that I have collected over the years. These
Campbell's were found in the early Georgia records. Most came from Va. and
South Carolina. If you can make a connection please send me a e-mail.
Hopefully this information may help some of you folks.
CAMPBELL'S OF EARLY GEORGIA
The following information I have gathered over the years. If you happen to
connect with any of these Campbell's be sure and give me a shout. Remember
that just because the first name may be the same for some of these folks is
does not mean they are the same person.
McCarton Campbell married Sarah Fenwick in South Carolina. McCarton and Sarah
Campbell were living in early Wilkes County, Georgia in the 1790's. They sold
their property in Wilkes County and moved to Richmond County, Georgia. By the
turn of the century McCarton Campbell had accumulated a large sum of land. The
couple had two children. Son, Edward Fenwick Campbell died in Richmond County,
Georgia on September 27th 1861 at age seventy-five. The couple's daughter was
Sarah Campbell Jones also of Augusta, Georgia. McCarton Campbell and his wife
Sarah are buried at Summerville, Georgia. *Note: Marriage record found on
Family Tree Maker CD, South Carolina marriages. McCarton Campbell has a will
on file at Richmond County, Georgia.
Henry Dixon and his wife Elizabeth of Wilkes County, Georgia to James Campbell
of Loudoun County, Virginia 180 acres on William Creek adjacent, John Dismich.
Signed October 6, 1791. Andrew Campbell was a witness. *Note: Information from
Wilkes County Deed Book GG page #352.
James Campbell found in Warren County, Georgia 1794 tax records page #156.
James was found living in Captain Campbell's District on fifty acres of land
and living next door to John Campbell.
James Campbell of South Carolina bought ceded land on May 12, 1775 on the
Sharpton Branch of Fishing Creek. James had a wife and two-month-old daughter
indicating that James was a young man in 1775.
James Campbell, September 25, 1802, administration papers filed in Richmond
County, Georgia. John Campbell and Thomas Kelly appointed administrators.
*NOTE: Person's listed with the same first name does not necessarily mean that
they are the same person.
Administration papers for David Campbell filed in Augusta, Richmond County,
Georgia on November 21, 1793 with Levin Collins serving as administrator.
Duncan Campbell of Longcreek bought 166 acres of land from Robert Jackson on
September 4th 1790 located on Tavors Creek. There was a Duncan Campbell
located in Jackson County, Georgia by 1800.
Duncan G. Campbell was a lawyer of early Wilkes County, Georgia. Duncan was
deceased by 1828.
William Campbell of South Carolina bought 250 acres of ceded land located at
Wilkes County, Georgia in 1773. William is listed with a wife and two sons
three and five years old. *Note: Could this be a brother of James who bought
land in 1775?
William Campbell of Wilkes County, Georgia was a Testator of a land sale in
Administrator's papers for a Peter Campbell were filed in Richmond County,
Georgia on February 7, 1793 with John Moore serving as administrator.
Administrator's papers for Martin Campbell were filed in Richmond County,
Georgia on February 2, 1793 with McCarton Campbell serving as administrator.
Note: Could this be a brother or father of MCCarton Campbell?
Another Martin Campbell was living in Warren County, Georgia, ( Flournoy's
District) 1805. Note: Is this a son of the Martin Campbell who died in
Richmond County Georgia in 1793 or maybe a brother of McCarton Campbell?
Hugh Campbell was mentioned in early land transactions of Wilkes County,
Administrator's papers were filed for John Campbell on July 25th, 1791 in
Wilkes County Georgia. Robert Campbell gave bond as administrator with William
Lawrance serving as second.
A Corners report was filed in Wilkes County, Georgia, May 4th 1799, concerning
the death of Pleasant Harper, with William Harper administrator. The report
stated that Pleasant Harper was killed when a gun discharged in the hands of
John Campbell. *Note administrator's papers filed for William Harper in 1808
show several legatees, one being John Campbell.
A John Campbell arrived in Georgia in 1795. He was the son of William and
Eleanor Harper Campbell. John was born in Ballyrobin, Antrim Ireland. John
Campbell came to the states with his Uncle Arthur Harper. John was a founder
of a bank in Augusta Georgia. John Campbell never married.
Robert Campbell of South Carolina bought ceded land in Wilkes County, Georgia
on November 16, 1773. *Note: Could Robert Campbell be a brother to James and
William Campbell who bought land in Wilkes County at approximately the same
time? Robert Campbell was later found living in Jackson County Georgia. Robert
Campbell is believed to have married Mary Gardner of Augusta County, Virginia.
Robert Campbell and Samuel Gardner, Mary's brother, operated a large supply
store in the Jackson County area. Robert Campbell died in 1800 at Jackson
County, Georgia with, Mary, his wife and Samuel Gardner serving as