Person:John Campbell (216)

John Campbell, Heir of the Duke of Argyle
  • HJohn Campbell, Heir of the Duke of ArgyleABT 1700 -
  • WElizabeth Walker1703 - 1787
m. APR 1721
  1. Jane CampbellAFT 1721 -
  2. John Walker CampbellAFT 1721 -
  3. Mary CampbellAFT 1721 -
  4. Rachel Campbellest 1732/37 - abt 1797/98
  5. Esther Campbellbef 1735 -
  6. Josias B. Campbellabt 1737 - 1811
  7. Jane Campbell1740 - 1816
  8. Robert Campbell, The CutlerABT 1746 - 1804
  9. Elizabeth CampbellABT 1746 - ABT 1791
Facts and Events
Name John Campbell, Heir of the Duke of Argyle
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1700 County Down, Ireland
Census[1] Duke of Argyle
Census[2] John Campbell of Kirnan in Ireland
Marriage APR 1721 Kiman, Irelandto Elizabeth Walker
Emigration[3] 28 FEB 1738/39 Arrived in Orange (later Augusta) County, Virginia, with Elizabeth (wife), Esther, Mary, Rachel and Jane Camble (Campbell)
Death? Virginia

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


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Person:John Campbell (290)


Image:Mason County, KY.jpg John Campbell is said to have been buried between Maysville and Flemming in Mason COunty KY. Flemming is the town now known as "FLemmingsburg", in adjacent Fleming County. One of John's son's, Robert, settled in the Mays Lick (now Mayslick) community.


Early Settlers, who transported themselves to the colonies, over the age of 16, were given "headrights" (grants of 50 acres of land per "head"), if they appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in the county in which the land was granted. The following person appeared in Orange County, Virginia court on 28 February 1739:

  • John Camble, Elizabeth, Esther, Mary, Rachel & Jane Campble (from Ireland)


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • John Campbell was patented 400 acres "on Sinking Spring, a branch of Middle River of Shanando, corner John Campbell, Jr.; corner John Campbell" on 12 June 1746, (as listed in the disposition below):

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 396.--18th August, 1767. John Campbell, Sr., and Elisabeth to Robert Campbell, his son, 200 acres on Sinking Spring, a branch of Middle River of Shanando, part of 400 acres patented to said John, 12th June, 1746, corner John Campbell, Jr.; corner John Campbell. Delivered: Thomas Frame by your order, 25th January, 1773.


From "Genealogy of The Descendants of John Walker", by Emma Siggins White:

John Campbell, the Duke of Argyle, is said to be buried between the towns of Fleming and Maysville, Kentucky. He was banished from Scotland at the time of the Presbyterian persecutions; he, being the eldest son, was heir of the Duke, his father. Parliment, 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 Orchid Malott, of Bloomington, Indiana, furnished this information regarding the Campbell family). Of the 9 children of John and Elizabeth Campbell, 3 came to America and settled in Pennsylvania, going from there to Virginia, and settling near Staunton, probably about 1744.

Possibly the same John Campbell (from Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Orders):

Page 106.--15th February, 1748. Daniel Stover qualifies guardian of John, Mary and James Campbell, orphans of John Campbell, with sureties Abraham Strickler, George Leath.

Page 86.--18th August, 1748. John Campbell's estate; settlement by Wm. Thomson.

Vol. 1 - AUGUST 24, 1749. - Page (159) John Campbell, orphan of John Campbell, decd., settlement by guardian in full.

Vol. 1 - AUGUST 29, 1750. - (426) John, James and Mary, orphans of John Campbell, to be bound out.

Vol. 1 - AUGUST 29, 1751. - (184) Wm. Thompson, guardian of Joseph and John Campbell, orphans of John Campbell, ordered to settle his accounts

Page 172.--17th November. 1756. John Maxwell's bond (with John Ramsey) as guardian ( ) to John Campbell, orphan of Jno. Campbell.

  1. Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigdon, Scotland, 3.
  2. Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigdon, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, published by Tuttle Antiquarian Boooks, Inc, p. 3.
  3. Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 424.