Person:Archibald Campbell (1)

Archibald Campbell
  1. Archibald Campbell1840 - 1918
m. 8 Aug 1861
  1. William Allen Campbell1863 -
  2. Elizabeth CampbellAbt 1864 -
  3. James Morrison Campbell1865 - 1951
  4. Sarah Frances Campbell1868 - 1948
  5. Charles Campbell1870 -
Facts and Events
Name Archibald Campbell
Alt Name Archie Campbell
Alt Name Archiebald Campbell
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 6 Apr 1835 Glasgow, Scotland
Alt Birth? 6 Apr 1835 Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland
Birth? 16 Mar 1840 Lochgilphed, Scotland (Glasgow)
Christening? Just Ship at Battles Wharf, Ala.
Marriage 8 Aug 1861 Baldwin, AL, USAto Sarah Francis Robinson
Other Abt 1873 Baldwin, AL, USAMarriage fact
with Sarah Francis Robinson
Other Death of one spouse marriageEnd
with Sarah Francis Robinson
Marriage 15 May 1883 Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United Statesto Catherine Hamilton Murrill
Adoption? Born: March 15, 1839 or April 13, 1836
Death[1] 8 Aug 1918 Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United StatesClaiborne St
Burial? 10 Aug 1918 Magnolia Cemetery

Immigrated to US in l856 went back to Scotland andreturned a second time . Family in Scotland was wealthy lived in a castle.

According to the 1910 Mobile census there were 14 children, 11 living.

Archie, as he was called by friends, enlisted first on April 23, 1861 in Shorts, Baldwin, AL, USA in what was called the Baldwin rifles. He went on October 13, 1861 in Mobile, Mobile, AL, USA. He continued until the fall of 1862. He was detailed to work on confederate gunboats at Mobile, and was captured in Mobile Bay December 1864 and imprisoned until May 15, 1865, when he was paroled.

As a young boy, he shipped out to sea with his father as a cabin boy. He went all around the world for 5 years. He then returned to Glasgow when his mother died. He took a ship to Cuba then to navy cove where they dropped anchor. They went on to Fish River where he jumped ship.

He worked for Josephus Archibald Nelson who had a ship repair yard. When he enlisted in the CSA Mr. Nelson suggested to appropriate officers that a man of his caliber (shipbuilding) should be transferred to ship carpenter. He worked in Orin Bluff, Selma, and Mobile on gunboats Gaines and Tennessee.

  1. Alabama, United States. Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974; Index to Deaths, 1908-1959. (Alabama).

    Name: Archibald Campbell
    Event Date: 08 Aug 1918
    Event Place: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
    Gender: Male
    Age (Original): 83y
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1835
    Spouse's Name: Kate Murrells
    Father's Name: Archibald Campbell
    Mother's Name: Elizabeth Murrell
    GS Film number: 1908199 , Reference ID: cn 478