Person:Alexander Campbell (46)

Alexander Campbell
d.Bef. 16 August 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HAlexander CampbellABT 1685 - Bef 1758
  • WUnknown
m. ABT 1707
  1. Florence CampbellAFT 1707 -
  2. Mary CampbellBET 1707 AND 1753 -
  3. William CampbellBET 1707 AND 1710 -
  4. David "Black David" Campbell1710 - 1753
  5. Robert Campbell1715-1738 -
  6. Alexander Campbell1740-1753 -
  7. Jane CampbellABT 1740 - AFT 1810
Facts and Events
Name[1] Alexander Campbell
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1685 Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland
Marriage ABT 1707 Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Irelandto Unknown
Other? 2 MAR 1753 Augusta County, VirginiaWill dated
Death[1] Bef. 16 August 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
Other? 16 AUG 1758 Augusta County, VirginiaWill proved

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


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known Alexanders

Person:Alexander Campbell (46) 16851753 c1707 ?  ? ?
Person:Alexander Campbell (47) ? Alexander (46)  ?
Person:Alexander Campbell (44)1720 c1787 William (125) Mary Byers
Person:Alexander Campbell (70)1750 18061786 Janet Smith ?  ?
Person:Alexander Campbell (43)1761 1816 1782 Mary Lockhart Robert (53) Ann/Nancy
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Records for Alexander Campbell in Old AugustaDied AugustaDied PennsylvaniaDied Ireland/Scotlandwent to Kentuckywent to the Carolinas



Alexander Campbell's land (Beverley Tract SW, 559 acres, 1744) 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. Note that two tracts of land of David Campbell (possibly "Black David" Campbell, son of Alexander are also nearby to the west. Robert Campbell (53 acres, 1749), not sure of any relation, is also nearby to the west.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 201-204. Indentury 21 Nov. 1744 between William Beverley of County of Essex, Esqr., of one part and Alexander Campbell of Augusta County, Farmer... deeds of lease and release... for £16.16.0... sells 559 acres of land... patent of the Manor of Beverley, beginning at his tract... William Legerwood... David Mitchele... Colo. James Patton's line... Arthur Hamilton... (signed) Wm. Beverley (seal). Witnesses: Gabriel Jones, W. Russell, Alexr. McQueen. Recorded Orange County 22 November 1744. [Orange County Deed Book 9, pf. 22].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 300.--28th May, 1751. Alexander Campbell to Michael Rally, 166 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Campbell in James Moffett's line; Widow Mitchell's corner; James Patton's corner. Delivered: Jas. Mitchell, 18th May, 1773. Teste: Walter Davis, William Campbell.
  • Page 268.--20th May, 1752. Alexander Campbell, farmer, to William Campbell, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor, at his father's and Wm. Ledgerwood's corner; his father's and his brother David's corner; his brother Robert's corner; James Moffet's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, Samuel Henderson.


From Chalkley's:

  • Page 259.--2d March, 1753. Alexander Campbell's will--To son (youngest) Alexander, plantation testator lives on; to wife, maintenance; to daughter Florence; to daughter Mary; to daughter Jane. Executors, son William, and William Ledgerwood. Teste: Pat. Cunningham, Robt. Campbell, Walter Davis. Proved, 16th August, 1758, by Cunningham and Davis. Executors qualified with Hugh Young, Pat. Campbell.
  • Page 275.--11th November, 1758. Alex. Campbell's appraisement, by David Cunningham, Jas. McCutchen, Saml. McCutchen.


From Chalkley's:

  • Page 625.--28th February, 1749. William Beverley to David Cunningham, 226 acres in Beverley Manor. Land formerly belonging to John McCutchin but is since divided between him and his sons. James McCutchan's. line (son of John); corner Patrick Cunningham; Alexander Campbell's line; David Campbell's line. Teste: Patrick Martin, John Trimble.
  • Page 632.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to David Campbell, 106 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Alexander Campbell; corner David Cunningham. Teste: William Christian, Samuel Steel, John Christian. (Note: the David Campbell mentioned in this record is "Black David" Campbell, son of Alexander Campbell. His tract is the small tract labeled "106 ac" just to the south and adjoining the tract of Alexander Campbell's tract)


This has conflicting information on the Campbell line, needs more research.

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Descendants of Alexander Campbell

Generation No. 1

      1. Alexander1 Campbell was born Abt. 1685 in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland, and died 1758 in Augusta County VA. He married Name Unknown Abt. 1707 in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland.

Notes for Alexander Campbell:


I believe Alexander Campbell to be the father of Black David. This conclusion is supported by the will and land records of both Orange and Augusta Counties. The following land transactions involving Alexander Campbell, Sr. and his sons are of particular interest:

1. 02 November 1744: Alexander Campbell acquires 559 acres of land in Beverley Manor directly from William Beverley.

2. 28 May 1751: Alexander Campbell, "wheelwright," conveys 80 acres of land in Beverley Manor to David Campbell. The land was near a corner tract surveyed for William Campbell and near the corner of David Campbell's "other survey." Presumably this David Campbell was his son who we now call "Black David." The "other survey" was presumably the 106 acre tract which David Campbell purchased from William Beverley in February 1749/1750.

3. 28 May 1751: Alexander sells 166 acres of land to a certain Michael Raily.

4. 20 May 1752: Alexander Campbell, "farmer," conveys 200 acres of land to William Campbell at "his father's and William Ledgerwood's corner;" also at "his father's and his brother David's corner" and "his brother Robert's corner."

5. 18 August 1772: William Campbell conveys two tracts of land totaling 186 acres in Beverley Manor to David Steel. The tracts are described as being:

" … the Courses of the hundred and six acres which joins lines with the eighty acres that David Campbell got from his father. …"

This William Campbell is almost certainly Captain William Campbell (1748-1800), son of Black David. Since Black David died intestate, under the law of primogeniture in effect at that time, both the 106-acre and 80-acre tracts would have automatically gone to Captain William Campbell as the eldest son.

Alexander Campbell died in the year 1758. His will, dated 02 March 1753, was probated in the Augusta County Court on 16 August 1758. In his will, Alexander Campbell bequeaths the plantation where he now lives to his youngest son, Alexander and maintenance for his wife (unnamed); other children mentioned are his daughters Florence, Mary and Jane. As executors, he names his son William Campbell and William Ledgerwood. The will was witnessed by Patrick Cunningham, Robert Campbell and Walter Davis.

The Augusta County, Virginia land record, cited above at number 4, establishes that, besides Alexander and William who are named in his will, Alexander Campbell, Sr. had at least two other sons - Robert and David. The "brother David" so cited must be "Black David." Further support for this conclusion comes from the later Augusta County land transaction cited above at number 5, where the two tracts of land acquired by David Campbell are now being sold by William Campbell (Black David's son). It should be noted that, according to Margaret Campbell Pilcher, Black David Campbell died in November 1753, several years before his father.

      Children of Alexander Campbell and Name Unknown are: +2i. Alexander2 Campbell. 3ii. Florence Campbell, born in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland. 4iii. Jane Campbell, born in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland; died 1800. She married _____ Allison.+5iv. Mary Campbell, born in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland. 6v. William Campbell, born Bef. 1710 in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland; died Bef. 1770 in Augusta County VA. He married Mary Byers (?).+7vi. Robert Campbell, born Abt. 1718 in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland; died Bef. November 1797 in Washington County NC.+8vii. David (Black David) Campbell, born Abt. 1710 in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland; died November 1753 in Augusta County VA.+9viii. Alexander Campbell, born in Londonderry County, Ulster Province, Ireland; died Abt. 1787 in Fayette County KY. 10ix. Elizabeth Campbell.


Descendants of Alexander Campbell

Generation No. 1

1.  Alexander1 Campbell.
Child of Alexander Campbell is:
+2i.Jane2 Campbell, born Abt. 1740 in Augusta Co, VA; died Aft. 1810 in Nicholas County, KY.

Generation No. 2

2.  Jane2 Campbell (Alexander1) was born Abt. 1740 in Augusta Co, VA, and died Aft. 1810 in Nicholas County, KY.  She married Charles Allison Abt. 1763 in Augusta Co, VA, son of John Allison and Jean ?.
Notes for Charles Allison:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Coe-Franklin Family Home Page, Family Tree Maker site of Philip Richard Coe, 7207 Trappers Place, Springfield, Virginia 22153-1333, (703) 455-9594.