The only North American Campbell relatives I know of (though I'm sure
there are dozens or even hundreds) is my grandmother's brother, Duncan
Campbell, born in Oban, Argyll, Scotland. He migrated to Kokomo, Indiana,
and raised a large family there.
The father of Duncan and Mary was Duncan Campbell,, who had a large dairy
farm in the Oban area.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM, Vern Herr <vherr(a)groupsolutions.us> wrote:
*Seeking to break a deadlock in my research for:
*Silas Hampton Campbell **1823–1882*
Birth 28 AUGUST 1823 • North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia (likely Mt.
Death 10 JULY 1882 • St. Charles, Madison County, Iowa
Married to Mary Catherine Ritchie(1823-1893) daughter of Henry Ritchie
(1785-1860) and Elizabeth Bible (1794-1875)
Records, if they ever existed at the Augusta County Courthouse burned
(probably twice). This, from a great uncle who had difficulty obtaining a
birth certificate at one stage.
Seeking information/leads/suggestions that would enable me to explore this
line more fully.
*1870 Census: Winterset Iowa*
Silas Campbell 46
Cathrine Campbell 44
Jane Campbell 23 (1847)
Angeline Campbell 21 (1849)
*Budd Campbell 19 (1851) My paternal 2nd great grandfather *(died 14
November 1927; buried Hanoverdale, Dauphin Co, PA)
Clem Campbell 15 (1855)
James Campbell 13 1857)
Benjamin Campbell 11 (1859)
Jackson Campbell 9 (1861)
Elizabeth Campbell 7 (1863)
Robert Campbell 5 (1865)
Charles Campbell 3 (1868)
Youngest son, Charles Curtis was named for Grandpa Campbell's Captain
Records show two possibilities for Silas H. Campbell's military service.
These need to be more thoroughly researched
*1 possibility: Capt. O.F Ginnah's Co. 5th Reg., Va. Inf.*
Enlisted: May 11, 1861 Sangersville, Va.
The *5th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment* was an infantry regiment
raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during
theAmerican Civil War. It fought in the Stonewall Brigade, mostly with the
Army of Northern Virginia. 5th Infantry Regiment was organized in May,
1861, under Colonel Kenton Harper.
Eight companies were from Augusta County and two from Frederick County.
The unit became part of the Stonewall Brigade and served under Generals
T.J. Jackson, Richard B. Garnett, Charles Sidney Winder, Elisha F. Paxton,
James A. Walker, and William Terry. It saw action at First Manassas, First
Kernstown, and in Jackson's Valley Campaign. Later the 5th participated in
the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles
to Cold Harbor, then was active in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and
It reported 9 killed, 48 wounded, and 4 missing at First Kernstown, had 4
killed, 89 wounded, and 20 missing at Cross Keys and Port Republic, and
suffered 14 killed and 91 wounded at Second Manassas. The unit sustained
120 casualties at Chancellorsville and of the 345 engaged at Gettysburg,
sixteen percent were disabled. It surrendered 8 officers and 48 men.
The field officers were Colonels William S.H. Baylor, John H.S. Funk,
William H. Harman, and Kenton Harper; Lieutenant Colonel Hazel J. Williams;
and Majros Absalom Koiner and James W. Newton.
*Another possibility: *The *19th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment* was
a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States
Army during the American Civil War. It fought with the Army of Northern
Virginia, in southwest Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley. Virginia’s
19th Cavalry Regiment was formed in April, 1863, using the *3rd Regiment
Virginia State Line* as its nucleus. It served in Jenkin's and W.L.
Jackson's Brigade and confronted the Federals in western Virginia. Later
the unit took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded
during April, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel William L. Jackson,
Lieutenant Colonel William P. Thompson, and Majors George Downs and Joseph
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