I am still trying to understand the differences between 2 men both named
George Campbell, both of Amherst Co, VA and both were in the Revolutionary
One of the men was serving and alive and on a muster roll as of Dec 1777,
and the other man was DEAD as of 1777.
We know that George Campbell, who married Margaret, wrote his will in 1776,
and died in 1777. Is this the man who had a minor son named John Campbell,
who was (under 21 yrs) as of 1777, and Thomas Pannell was chosen as court
THere is another man, named George Campbell, who married Elizabeth, and he
was alive and serving in the Army as of Dec 1777, he did have a young son
John, but he is said to have died about 1799, because his estate was
probated 2-17-1800 Amherst Co VA. This man did have a brother named John
From the book by L.H. Sweeney, it states "Amherst Court November 1785, John
Campbell, eldest brother and heir at large of George Campbell who died in
the Continental Army" (O.B. 1784-1787, page 367)
If the above George Campbell refered to is the man who married Margaret, and
the man who died in 1777 in the Army, the man who wrote his will in 1776,
and the man who left a son named John Campbell who was under that age of 21
at the time of his father death in 1777, and Thomas Pannell-Pannet was
appointed as his guardian, then this man George Campbell has a brother named
John Campbell and he was still alive in 1785 in Virginia.
Does anyone have an idea about WHO this JOHN CAMPBELL is? Did he live in
the Amherst Co VA area, or was he from Rockbridge Co or Augusta Co VA areas?
George Campbell, who married Margaret, who died in 1777 in Amherst Co VA,
had a brother named John Campbell, who was alive in November of 1785 in
Concerning the statement that John Campbell was HEIR at large of George
Campbell, who married Margaret, in the Will dated 1776, George Campbell
names his wife Margaret and a man named Charles Patrick as his executors,
but we know that later Margaret remarried to John Henderson, so perhaps in
November of 1785, John Campbell declared he was heir at large for his
brother George Campbell, because the widow was remarried? This does not
explain why John Campbell would be heir, when he was never mentioned in the
will of his brother George Campbell, and George did name his own children.
Who is this John Campbell?