I'm submitting my Campbells again who stayed north until about the mid 1800s. Thomas
Campbell was probably born around 1705 in Ireland. His future wife, Jane Davidson, was
born in Ireland but we don't know when. However, she immigrated with her parents and
siblings in 1728 to America.
Thomas Campbell married Jane Davidson in Billerica, MA, 1733 and moved to Londonderry, NH,
where they had the children Mary (1738-1828), John, Nathaniel (1741-1820), and Hugh Argyle
(1744-1810). They had more children who didn't survive to reproduce.
1) Mary married John Tufts, moved to Maine and there had the children: Jane, William,
Thomas, Jonathan, Susanna, and Annis.
2) John unknown. He has eluded us completely, although he is said to have had a large
family. He probably moved to NY with his brothers.
3) Nathaniel married Agnes McCurdy and between Londonderry, NH, and NY state had the
children: Jesse, Elizabeth, James, David, Thomas, Alexander, John, Abner, and Robert.
4) Hugh Argyle married Mary Smith and between Londonderry/Bedford, NH, and NY state had
the children: Jane, Benjamin, Caty, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Hugh, Robert, Thomas, Adam,
I descended from Hugh Argyle Campbell through his son Benjamin Smith Campbell
The families and descendants of Nathaniel and Hugh moved from NH to NY, then Ohio, then
Indiana, and then after the mid 1800s spread out over the USA and parts of Europe. I
conservatively estimate that Thomas and Jane Campbell had at least 30,000 descendants of
whom at least 20,000 must still be living. Currently we have over 1300. Of course the
majority of the descendants do not have the name Campbell as would be expected. Some of
the more common family names are: Tufts, Fancher, Brown, Johnston, Fish, Perkins, Moore,
Kitterman, Burns, and Moses.
If your Campbell ancestors lived in NH during the 1700s, eastern NY (especially Cherry
Valley area) during the end of 1700s and beginning of 1800s, Westfied/Portland, NY later,
the Sandusky/Bellevue area of Ohio around the mid 1800s, and Valparaiso area of IN in the
later 1800s, then we may have a connection.
Also I'd like to recommend that every male Campbell on this list join the Campbell DNA
project, but be sure to take at least the 25-marker test. I did and the results are
extremely interesting. It turns out that I most likely belong to the so-called Irish
Campbells, who descended from the Irish Clan Cathmhoal and are not related to the Scottish
Clan Campbell. When during the 16th and 17th centuries the English kings moved protestant
Scots into Ireland to suppress the catholic Irish, the Clan Cathmhoal (pronounced
"Cammel" similar to Campbell) assumed the spelling Campbell. So if your
ancestors emigrated from Ireland, it's very possible that they were not of Scottish