Person:James Campbell (125)

James Campbell, of the James River, Augusta County, VA
d.Bef. 22 March 1754 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 1672
  1. John Campbell1674 - 1741
  2. Hugh CampbellABT 1678 - BEF 1774
  3. Robert Campbell, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAABT 1678 - Bef 1768
  4. Dugald CampbellABT 1680 - 1772
  5. William Campbell, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAABT 1680 - BEF 1770
  6. James Campbell, of the James River, Augusta County, VA1682 - Bef 1754
  7. Mary Polly CampbellABT 1686 -
  • HJames Campbell, of the James River, Augusta County, VA1682 - Bef 1754
  • WMargaret BeardBef 1683 - aft 1767
m. Abt. 1703
  1. Mary "Polly" CampbellABT 1703 - 1728
  2. John Campbell, of Boiling Spring, Beverley ManorABT 1706 - AFT 1787
  3. David Campbell1707-1722 -
  4. Moses CampbellABT 1712 -
  5. Sarah Campbell1714 - 1810
  6. Daniel CampbellABT 1716 - 1798
  7. Margaret Campbell1718 - 1798
  8. Jane Campbell1725 - Aft 1775
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Campbell, of the James River, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1682 Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1703 Drumboden, County Donegal, Irelandto Margaret Beard
Alt Death[1] ABT 1753
Death? Bef. 22 March 1754 Augusta County, Virginia

James Campbell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Land

Image:CampbellJames from DavisJamesBeverleyNE570acres.jpg

James Campbell's land (Beverley Manor NE, 570 acres, acquired from James Davis in 1746) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from History of the Campbell Family, by Henry James Lee, pg. 76:


  • Page 182.--18th February, 1746. James Davice to James Campbell, £64 current money Virginia; 670 acres [sic. s/b 570 acres according to original deed in Orange County] in B. M. deed to Davice by Beverley, 21st February, 1738. James ( ) Davis. Witnesses, Samuel Gay, Wm. Henderson. Acknowledged, 19th February, 1746.

This is confirmed by the following transaction in Augusta County records and History of the Campbell Family, by Henry James Lee, pg. 76:

Page 125.--18th November, 1787. John Campbell, Sr., to James Steel, part of 570 acres formerly property of James Campbell, deceased, and sold to James Steel by consent of said John Campbell, joining John Cloid's (Cloyd's) part of said tract. Teste: Geo. Hutcheson Ben. Stuart, Andrew Fulton, Robert Bell.

The location of this land is not listed in the Augusta County record; however, in looking at the land that is adjoining that of a John Cloyd, there was a John Cloyd that sold land near the James River and Buffalo Creek, listed in record listed below. Based upon this and other records presented below, James Campbell's land appears to be in the same vicinity of the James River and Buffalo Creek.

Page 456.--10th August, 1753. David Henderson for Wm. Hudson and Jno. Cloyd, both of Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Wm. Henderson 1753, 350 acres on North Branch of James, Buffilo Creek. Livery by a branch of an oak and a handful of earth. Delivered: Walter Davis, January, 1756. Teste: Wm. Lusk.

In addition, there was a suit brought against James Campbell by a James Simpson in the following record:

1756 March 17 Attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson (Chalkleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

A few years later in 1767, this same James Simpson was appointed a processioner in the following record, where he also lived "between the Buffalo and James River":

1767 Processioners appointed: James Simpson with three others, between “Buffelow and James River.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr) James Simpson was on a list of Supernumeraries (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

Will

Abstract From Chalkley's Augusta County Records (wills):

  • Page 32 -- 5th November, 1753. James Campbell's will - aged about 71 years. To son Daniel, 200 acres, part of tract testator lives on; to Margaret, a horse running at John McClure's; to grandchild Elizabeth White, a child, to be cared for by Margret; to grandson, James Steel, a horse until testator's son, Daniel, comes of age; to son, John; to son-in-law, Isaac White; to son-in-law, Saml Steele and Isaac White, executors. Teste: Robt. Cunningham, Executors qualify, with surety, Jno. Ramsey.

Transcript:

Will of James Campbell, dated 5 November 1753
The Last will and Testament of James Cambel aged about Seventy one years of age and now under the hand of Almighty God sore and Heaveyly afflicted but in perfect strength of Reason and memory as foloweth to wit
I in the first place Commit my soul to got who Gave it and my Body to the Earth from whence it Came to be Buried in a Decent manner and the Charges Thereof to be Defrayed off the whole of what Estate God hath Given me, and
Secondly I leave to my son Daniel Campbel Two Hundred acckers of the Land I now inoy (enjoy?) to be Laid off on the North East Line which two hundred accrs I allow to Take in my Dweeling house wherein I now Live with the whole ye medow and Cleare Land appertaining to the Same, in Case he Ever Come to Clame the Same.
I also alow my wife Margret Three Cowes for hir Uss Such as she Sees Cause to Chuse and one nyne year old bay meare which Runeth now about John McClures and one horse Colt a yearling past.
I also alow my wife and my Grand Child Elisabeth White to have Thire maintainance with the above Said three Cows and ye above Said meare and horse Colt with one Cow which I Leave and appoint for the Said Elizabeth white off the above Said premisasess During ye life or Incombrancy of my wife who is to have the Care of said Elisabeth White During my wife’s Life but none Els to have any Command over Said Child but hir only
I also alow for the said Elisabeth White one bay meare now four years old Now running about John McClurs and to be Keeped and maintained on ye Said two hundred acckers which twoo hundrd accrs with all and singular the Convenciences and appurtaniancess thereunto Belonging
I alow to my Grand Son James Steele to be and Remain in his hands and Custody until my son Daniel Campbel Come if Ever and if he never Come I alow the said Twoo hundred accers and the apportainances thereunto Belonging to be and Remain as whole and Sole property of him the Said James Steel
I also alow the Remianing part of my Land to be Equaly Divided Quanity and Quality Between my son John Campbell and lasck White both of whome I appoint to alow Daniel Campbel or James Steel to Uss of such particular timber off their parts as the needsesety of the two hundred accers first mentioned whall Requiar etc:
And in Case Daniel Campbel my son Come to Clame his property of said two hundred accers above maide mention of I appoint my son John Campbell and my son in Law Isack Whate to make and alow James Steel my Grand son to be a Sharer with them in one full third part of Each of theire Shares
I alow my wife to Receive all Debts Due or Coming to me with all the Houshould plemihing (Plenishing?) and to inoy (enjoy?) or dispose it as she sees fitt.
(Signed) James Campbell.
Augusta County Will Book, pp. 32-35
Will probated 22 Mar 1754


Estate Appraisal (not shown)
April ye 22 1754: John Finley, Archibald Steward, Thomas Steward, Albert Finley
At a Court held for Augusta County the 15 day of May 1754, This inventory or apprisment of the Estate of James Campbell Decd being Returned into Court is ordered to be Record. Test: John Madison Clk C


Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - August 17, 1748. David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from Tinkling Spring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell (and others).
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1755. - (38) Margaret Campbell makes oath that the left ear of her son, James Beard was bitten off by a horse. (Note: this record appears to show that Margaret was previously married to a Beard. Since a notched ear was a sign of a punishment, when a disfigured ear was caused by some other reason, a court record was made to establish the truth and avoid a future mistake).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1755 (A). - Simpson vs. Campbell.--March 12, 1756. To the Worshipful bench of Augusta, we humbly request that you will take particular notice of Margaret Campbell (Cambal), for it is plainly known to all the inhabitants of the lower end of the Cowpasture that she is a common liar and troublesome to all them that she is in neighborhood with, and furthermore it is known that she will swear anything that comes into her mind, which the subscribers by report will make appear.--Hugh Morton, James Montgomery, Wm. Mortain, Wm. Memory, Edward Edwards, Agnes Memory, Wm. Gillespy, Mary Gillespy, Patrick Carrigan, James Beard, James Scot, Samuel McMorry, Margaret Cohiren, James Arbuckle, Thomas Simson, Robt. Gillespy, Margaret Arbuckle, Anne Montgomery, Thomas Fitzpatrick. This was an attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson, 17th March, 1756 (five days after above petition.)
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1767. - (69) Margaret Campbell, mother of Margaret Campbell. is appointed guardian to bring a suit versus James Cotton.

Notes

From Genforum.com post:

Re: James Campbell of Augusta Posted by: Bill Campbell (ID *****2765) Date: October 07, 2008 at 17:02:32 In Reply to: Re: James Campbell of Augusta by Carol Coble of 18535


Carol, The Children/Wife in the will are as follows:

Son Daniel
Wife Margaret
Grandchild Elizabeth White
Grandson James Steel
Son John Campbell (my ancestor)
Son-in-law Isaac White
Sons-in-law James Steele&Isaac White, Executors
Robt. Coningham&Benj. Stewart, Witnesses

I've kept the spelling the same

All the Children I Have Listed in my file:

Mary Polly abt.1704-1728 m. Moses White

John abt 1706 (I'm trying to pin him down. He was alive in 1787. He sold part of father James' land to nephew James Steele.- Chaulk.)m. Rebecca White (can find nothing on her)

Mose b.abt.1712 Sarah b.abt1714-1810 m.Samuel Steele Daniel b.abt1716-1798 Margaret b.abt.1718-1798 Jane b. 1725-1747 m. Isaac White

I would like to find a solid history on these people. The Whites are no problem, but stuff I find doesn't say much except for "daughter of James Campbell".

I'm presently theorizing that son John (Sr.) had 4 children with his first wife Rebecca.(Archibald m.Elizabeth Baker, my ancestor). And other children with a second wife, possibly one Jane Henderson.

Any help would be appreciated. - Bill



Re: James Campbell of Augusta Posted by: Carol Coble (ID *****2350) Date: October 11, 2008 at 13:35:15 In Reply to: Re: James Campbell of Augusta by Bill Campbell of 18535


Your information definately goes along with what I have. Of course I also have no proof of such. The dates do seem to be about right and also the locations. I have Andrew born abt. 1739 as a son of John and John the son of James. James 1682 wife Elizabeth, John 1714 wife Jane Henderson d/o David Henderson, Andrew 1739 wife Mary Henderson. Sister of John, Jane Campbell married Isaac White, daug. Elizabeth married Lazarus Inman, a grandaughter of James and Elizabeth. This info. came from "Early Inman's of the South". This can be found by searching Google.


Re: James Campbell of Augusta Posted by: Bill Campbell (ID *****2765) Date: October 17, 2008 at 06:34:14 In Reply to: Re: James Campbell of Augusta by Carol Coble of 18535


Our info clicks. I have Margaret as wife of James, but what bothers me is the birth date of John (son of James)1714. I have him abt. 1706 which would be more likely since his son, (my ancestor Archibald m. Elizabeth Baker) was b. 1728. John would have been very young to be a father if he were born 1714. I may be barking up the wrong tree with the Henderson connection, but so many things seem to look good in this respect. - Bill

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee Cousins, A History of Tennessee People, by Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984, pg. 247.
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  3. 3:34 Chalkley's Chronicles Page 32.--5th November, 1753. ''James Campbell's will--Aged about 71
    years: To son Daniel, 200 acres, part of tract testator lives on; to
    Margaret,
    a horse running at John McClure's; to grandchild, Elizabeth White, a child,
    to be cared for by Margret; to grandson, James Steel, a horse until testator's
    son, Daniel, comes of age; to son, John; to son-in-law, Isaac White; to
    son-in-law, Saml. Steel and Isaac White, executors. Teste: Robt. Cunningham,
    Benj. Stewart. Proved, 22d March, 1754, by the witnesses.
    Executors qualify, with surety Jno. Ramsey.