m. APR 1721
Facts and Events
From White, 1902:
ELIZABETH Walker (John), b. April, 1703; m. John Campbell of Kirnan in Ireland. They came to America with her father. Both d. in Virginia, she in 1787, at the age of 84 years.
JOHN Campbell, the Duke of Argyle, is said to be buried between the towns of Fleming and Maysville, Ky. He was banished from Scotland at the time of the Presbyterian persecutions ; he, being the eldest son, was the heir of the Duke, his father. Parliament, some time in the fifties — 1850-62, passed a special act laying aside certain monies for the benefit of the heirs of John Walker Campbell, rightful Duke of Argyle (Martha Orchard Malott, of Bloomington, Ind., furnished this information regarding the Campbell family). Of the 9 children of John and Elizabeth Campbell, 3 came to America and settled in Penn., going from there to Va. and settling near Staunton, probably about 1744. 9 children viz. :
A DOB of 1721 is too early to expect to see the use of a middle name. Such names do not come into common use until after about 1760 among English settlers. In this instance, however, it is believed that this particular John Campbell began using the middle name "Walker" to distinguish himself from others of similar name. The use of "Walker" would be consistent with the idea that he is the son of Elizabeth Walker of the Wigton Walker Lineage and John Campbell as given by White 1902.
There is a question as to the identity of John Campbell, the father, and who he corresponds to in terms of records in Old Augusta. White tells us that he settled "near" Staunton, which might imply Beverley Manor. There were in fact several John Campbells on Beverley's Manor at an early date, but there were also John Campbells living outside of Beverley Manor including one (Person:John Campbell (290) living on LIttle's Run (now Broad Run) in near the modern Augusta-Rockingham County line, near Stone Meeting House. As it happens, this John Campbell's wife is shown to be "Elizabeth" by land records. This area could also be considered to be "near Staunton", though not on Beverley Manor.
White 1902 also tells us that the John Campbell who married Elizabeth Walker settled near his brotherinlaw, John Walker III. The only property that has so far been located for John III, in the area is located on Walkers Creek, somewhat further south on BOrden's Grant. It is not particularly near any Campbell property, though there are Campbell properties to the north between John III's property, and Staunton. Depending on what might be considered "near", these Campbell's could be JOhn III's kinsmen. However, John (290) is known to have Campbell connection, and settled not just "Near" but adjacent to land owned by an Alexander Walker. The connection of this Alexander Walker to the Wigton Walker line is unknown. HOwever, John Campbell (290), seems to have left the area about 1788. The latter is a pertinent date, since White 1902 tells us that Elizabeth Walker died in that year, in Augusta County.
White tells us that John Campbell husband of Elizabeth Walker left Augusta and "was buried" between Maysville and Fleming KY. These towns are in what is now Mason and Fleming Counties KY, separated by 20 miles or so. There are records of a John Walker settling at "Mays Lick" (now Mayslick) in Mason Kentucky. Augusta Court records include one showing that a John Campbell gave testimony from Mason County in an Augusta court case. This could be John Campbell widower of Elizabeth Walker, or it could be his son, (presumabluy John Walker Campbell) or conceivably some other John Campbell. The question currently unknown, is whether this is John Campbell (290) of LIttle's Run, or another of the John Campbells known to have settled "near Staunton".