Person:Dougall Campbell (1)

Dougall Campbell, of Rockbridge County, VA
  • HDougall Campbell, of Rockbridge County, VA1710 - bef 1795
  • WMary Barton1715 - 1760
  1. Duncan Campbell1740 - 1812
  2. Capt. James Campbell1745 - 1817
  3. Mary Campbell1747 -
  4. Anne Campbell1748 -
  5. Alexander Campbell1750 - 1806
  6. Joseph Campbell1752 -
Facts and Events
Name Dougall Campbell, of Rockbridge County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1710 Northern Ireland
Death[1] bef. 8 April 1795 Fairfield, Rockbridge County, Virginia

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


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Rockbridge Co., Va. Will filed April 8, 1795.
s. Joseph Campbell
s. Duncan Campbell
s. James Campbell
s. Alexander Campbell
d. Mary Campbell
s. in l. John Farley
[Virginia Will Abstract Prior to 1799, Will Abstracts for Rockbridge County

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 84.--24th April, 1758. Alexander Ritchey, late of Augusta County, in Virginia, blacksmith, but now of Augusta in the Province of Georgia, to Robt. Campbell, of Augusta County, planter, power attorney to deed 300 acres and joining Adam Thompson and George Perry and a Little Mount called the Sugar Loaf. Teste: Dugald Campbell, John Clark. Executed in Georgia and proved here by Jno. Clark.
  • Vol. 2 - Campbell vs. Campbell heirs--O. S. 399; N. S. 145--Bill, 1814. Alexander (Campbell) died, intestate, leaving widow Jane Campbell and children, viz: Robert, James, Mary, wife of William Blair Donnell, and infants, viz: John, Samuel, William, Alexander, Jane, Addison Campbell. Joseph Campbell was son of Dugald Campbell.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   My working theory is that Andrew's wife, Catherine, may have been a Campbell. There are three facts, which taken together suggest this as a possibility: first, that Andrew served as a substitute for Robert Campbell in connection with his second term of service in the Revolutionary War; second, that Andrew moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia, where Campbells from Berkeley County, (West) Virginia also moved; and third, that son David's first son was named Campbell Bowers. Those facts are suggestive that Catherine was a Campbell, and that Andrew's service on behalf of Robert Campbell may have been motivated, at least in part, by family considerations.

    There were two related Dougal/Dugal/Dougall Campbell families who lived in Berkeley County, Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War. One died in Berkeley County, while the other moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia about 1780 and died there. I will refer to them as the Berkeley County Dougal and the Rockbridge County Dougal, even though both have roots in Berkeley County.

    The Berkeley County Dougal died in 1772. His will, dated 23 Nov 1767, names his wife Frances, his sons Robert and Andrew, and his daughters Frances and Mary. Dougal's son, Robert, is a possible candidate for the Robert for whom Andrew Bower served in the Revolutionary War. Robert Campbell, however, appears to have had no daughters, let alone one who married Andrew. His will, dated 19 Dec 1795, with codicils dated 29 Dec 1795 and 29 May 1797, proved 25 Sep 1797, and recorded in Will Book 3:91, identifies and makes provisions for his brother, Andrew Campbell, his sisters, Mary Andrews and Francis Campbell, and his sons, Robert Campbell, William Finley Campbell, Samuel Davis Campbell and Barton Campbell. While married daughters were often not mentioned in wills of these times, the fact Robert bequeathed the bulk of his estate to the children of Mary Andrew, his sister, in the event none of his sons survived him, suggests he had no married daughters, and, of course, his sisters are accounted for.

    One of Robert's executors was his "kinsman" James Campbell, who himself was a militia leader in Berkeley County in earlier years. He was the son of the Rockbridge Dougal, who remained in Berkeley County when the rest of his family moved to Rockbridge County. However, it does not appear our Catherine was a daughter of James. So, it appears Catherine, if she was a Campbell, was probably a daughter of one of the Rockbridge families. However, there were many such families besides that of Rockbridge Dougal. For example, in 1788, the first year Andrew appears in the tax lists for Rockbridge County, there were thirteen Campbell households there. Sorting out these Campbell families is on my to-do list.