Hello, List -
From the number of recent posts, it appears to me that quite a few of
us have reached a genealogical dead end in the Carolinas in the late 1700 - early
1800's. It comes to mind that a possible way for some of us to get through our brick
wall might be the FamilyTree DNA project. I think that there are at least 30-40 of us
Campbells currently on the dna database. If significantly more of us were to submit dna
samples, surely some of us could 'connect'. Kevin Campbell (kevincamp(a)aol.com)
manages the Campbell dna database. I'm on the database (kit 11954). Although I
haven't yet got through my brick wall, I have hopes that I may be able to soon.
My earliest known ancestor :
Rev. John Campbell (b ca1775 in GA or NC) was a Methodist preacher in SC and GA 1800
-1808. He obtained a 'passport' in Warren Cty, GA, allowing him permission to
cross Indian Territory (Alabama) with wife (name unknown), two children, and two slaves.
He settled in Wilkinson Cty MS about 1810. At his death in 1828, he left surviving him six
sons: Charles Wesley, William, John Jr., Fletcher, Miles Harper, and Lorenzo Dow
If anyone can offer suggestions on how I might discover the name of his wife and/or
parents, I would greatly appreciate it.
John Campbell in La.