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Person:John Campbell (205) is believed to have settled Beverley's manor in Augusta County sometime before his death in 1741, along with several of his sons. John is the grandsire of several noteable individuals who played a prominent role in the Revolution. Perhaps most notable among them is General William Campbell who led Patriot forces at the pivotal Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. The Patriot victory at Kings Mountain led directly to Cornwallis' surrender at the Siege of Yorktown the following year.
The identity of John Campbell's ancestry is currently unknown, though the literature includes many competing lineages. The most prominent views are:
1.Drumabodan Lineage: Source:Pilcher, 1911, who identifies his parents as Duncan Campbell and Mary McCoy, of Drumabodan, Kilmarcrenan Parish, Donegal Ireland