Person:John Campbell (238)

Rev. John Poage Campbell
m. 13 JUN 1766
  1. Rev. John Poage Campbell1767 - 1814
  2. Robert CampbellABT 1769 -
  3. William CampbellABT 1770 - 1819
  4. Hugh CampbellABT 1771 -
  5. Sarah Campbell1772-1780 -
m. 09 August 1792
  1. David CampbellABT 1795 -
  2. Thomas Poage Campbell1796 -
  3. Ann Eliza CampbellABT 1798 -
Facts and Events
Name Rev. John Poage Campbell
Gender Male
Birth? 1767 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 09 August 1792 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Crawford
Death? 04 November 1814 Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio

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


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Adopted son of John Walker Campbell and his wife Martha Spear (they had no children together.


According to a Familysearch submission, John Poage Campbella also married an Isabella McDowell. More research may be necessary.

  1.   Collins, Lewis & James, J.A. and U.P. Historical Sketches of Kentucky. (Cincinnati, Ohio: The Presbyterian Church, 1847, Reprinted 1968), Page. 462.

    The Rev. JOHN POAGE CAMPBELL, M. D., unquestionably the most brilliant in this constellation of missionaries, was born in Augusta county, Va., in 1767, and removed to Kentucky with his father when fourteen years of age. He graduated at Hampden Sidney in 1790, and in 1792 was licensed to preach. Such was the esteem in which he was held, that he was at once associated with his preceptor, (Dr. Moses Hoge), as co-pastor of Lexington, Oxford, New Monmouth and Timber Ridge congregations. In 1795, he took up his abode in Kentucky and his first charge was the churches at
    Smyrna and Flemingsburg. He afterwards exercised his ministry in various places, among which were Danville, Nicholasville, Cherry Spring, Versailles, Lexington, and Chillicothe; and in 1811, he officiated as chaplain to the legislature. Dr. Campbell possessed an acute and discriminating mind; was an accurate and well read theologian; an able polemic; and decidely the most talented, popular, and influential minister of his day. His pen was very prolific. His published writings were numerous and able, among them - Strictures on Stone's Letters on the Atonement - Essays on Justification - Letters to Craighead - A Sermon on Christian Baptism - The Pelagian Detected, A Reply to Craighead - An Answer to Jones, and Review of Robinson's History of Baptism, &c., &c. Dr. Campbell was married three times, and on his demise, left a family of nine children. His death occurred on the 4th of November, 1814, at the age of 47, in the vicinity of Chillicothe, Ohio.

  2.   Waddell, Joseph A. (Joseph Addison). Annals of Augusta County, Virginia: with reminiscences illustrative of the vicissitudes of its pioneer settlers biographical sketches of citizens locally prominent, and of those who have founded families in the southern and western states : a diary of the war, 1861-'5, and a chapter on reconstruction by Joseph Addison Waddell. (Staunton, Virginia: C.R. Caldwell, 1902), Page 444.

    4. Thomas Poage, son of John, Sr., was a promising young minister, who died in 1793. He had recently married a Miss Jane Watkins, to whom, and his brother John, he left his estate. The witnesses to the will were the Rev. William Wilson and the Rev. John Poage Campbell. The latter and John Poage were appointed executors. Mr. Campbell's name was originally simply John Campbell, but he added the name Poage on account of his devotion to his friend, Thomas Poage.