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Name Duncan Campbell
Gender Male
Marriage 1672 Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Republic of Irelandto Mary McCoy

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Notebook. Duncan Campbell, Lord Ormellie, 1659-1727
Place:Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
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Overview

Duncan Campbell is commonly believed to have married Mary McCoy in 1652 in Donegal, Ireland. [1] He is believed to be the younger son of Hugh Campbell and Mary Patterson. His older brother Patrick inherited his fathers farm known as "Drumaboden". [2]

While we have little direct information about Duncans life, it appears that his children immigrated to America perhaps as early as 1726. They initially settled in Lancaster County, PA, but eventually moved to Augusta County, Va by 1738. In later years other "younger sons" of the successive inheritors of the Drumaboden farm would also move to America. Those we know of (fide Source:Campbell, 1925 settled in Knoxville, and Franklin County, TN in the period between period immediately prior to the Civil War. The last "Laird of Drumaboden", William Campbell=Margaret Stewart, left Ireland for America in 1858, settling in Franklin TN. His son, John F. Campbell, recorded the family history in Source:Campbell, 1925.

Ancestry

The American branch of this Campbell family, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1726 before relocating to Augusta County by 1738, claim descent from the Campbell's of Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland (Source:Draper, 1881). This corresponds to the line of descent for the Drumaboden Campbells, as given in Source:Campbell, 1925.  The later source does not make mention of the children of Duncan Campbell, and further work is needed to confirm this connection.  However, the marriage of a Duncan Campbell in Kilmacrenan in 1652 has good correspondance with both Campbell, 1925, and with the dates for the first generation of the Campbells who settled in Lancaster and Augusta 1726 and 1738.  Further work is needed to confirm these relations.
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The American branch of this Campbell family, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1726 before relocating to Augusta County by 1738, claim descent from the Campbell's of Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland (Source:Draper, 1881). This corresponds to the line of descent for the Drumaboden Campbells, as given in Source:Campbell, 1925. The later source does not make mention of the children of Duncan Campbell, and further work is needed to confirm this connection. However, the marriage of a Duncan Campbell in Kilmacrenan in 1652 has good correspondance with both Campbell, 1925, and with the dates for the first generation of the Campbells who settled in Lancaster and Augusta 1726 and 1738. Further work is needed to confirm these relations.

Footnotes

  1. Some genealogists identify Duncan as "Lord Ormellie" of the Breadalbane Campbells. This seems to be unlikely, given the fact that "Lord Ormellie" is known to have died childless. In addition, he would have been only 13 years of age when Duncan Campbell married Mary McCoy.
  2. See Place:Drumabodan Townland, Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. American researchers often cite "Drumboden, Kilmachran" as the place of Duncan's marriage, and the birth of his children. This most likely refers to his father's farm known as "Drumaboden", and the "Parish of Kilmacrenan". Some interpret Duncans marriage as having occurred in the village of Kilmacrenan. Additional data on the place names, as well as documentation supporting Duncan's marriage to Mary McCoy, is needed to be sure of the correct interpretation their marriage, and of the place of birth commonly cited for their children.