Person:John McCampbell (3)

John McCampbell
b.ABT 1722 Ireland
m. BEF 1719
  1. James McCampbellABT 1719 -
  2. John McCampbellABT 1722 -
  3. Andrew McCampbellABT 1724 - ABT 1786
  4. William McCampbell1739 - 1822
  5. Grizelda McCampbellABT 1741 -
  6. Hannah McCampbellABT 1743 -
  7. Sarah McCampbellABT 1745 - BEF 1760
m. ABT 1750
  1. John McCampbell, IIABT 1761 -
  2. Elizabeth 'Betsy' McCampbellBEF 1762 -
Facts and Events
Name John McCampbell
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1722 Ireland
Marriage ABT 1750 Irelandto Eleanor McCormick

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John McCampbell's land (Borden Tract NW, # acres not determined, part (or perhaps all) of Andrew Hays' 250-acre tract that Hays patented in 1754) 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: From the records of adjoining landholders, Charles and Andrew Hays, it can be determined that the tract that Andrew Hays sold at least part of was the 250-acre tract patented in 1754. This was apparently the only tract that adjoined land of both Andrew and Charles Hays, both of which adjoined the land of John McCampbell, according to the record of 8th October, 1765, listed below).

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:

  • John McCampbell acquired land in the Borden Tract apparently from Andrew Hays on 21st August 1765, as listed in the records below. From records of Andrew and Charles Hays (listed below) it appears that the land acquired from Andrew Hays was part of the 250-acre tract that Hays had patented in 1754. It cannot be determined how much of this tract that John McCampbell acquired.

Records of John McCampbell in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 108.--3d January, 1759. William Lusk to James Lockhart, late sheriff, £166.13.0; mortgage of land where William lives, 200 acres, bounded by lands of Isaac Taylor, Daniel Lyle. James McClung, in Borden's tract; also thirds of 400 acres on James River, formerly belonging to Andrew Gahagan; Wm. Lusk, James Lockhart, Robt. Breckinridge obtained a judgment in General Court for lapsed law; also third of one other tract of 400 acres on Roanoke, formerly belonging to James Burk; also obtained by a like judgment in General Court. Teste: Jno. McCampbell, Wm. Tamson, Ronald and William Lockhart. Tomson (Thompson).
  • Vol. 1 - VARIOUS OLD PAPERS--1760--1770. - Same as to Margaret (Commission for privy examination), wife of Andrew Hays, deed to John Miscampbel, dated 21st August, 1765.
  • Page 261.--8th October, 1765. Same (From Charles Hays and Barbara) to John Hays, £20, 160 acres in Borden's tract; corner Andrew Hays' in John Miss Campbell's line; corner James Anderson. Delivered: Jacob Anderson, 27th July, 1772.
  • Page 259.--9th October. 1765. Charles Hays and Barbara to Andrew Hays, Jr., £10, 90 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Miss Campbell's on James Anderson's line; walnut on the bank of Back Creek. Teste: Andrew Hays. Sr., John Hays, Wm. McCampbell.
  • Page 135.--7th July, 1768. James Rutherford's estate appraised, by Joseph Culton, John Berry, John Walker; John McCampbel's bond; Thos. Hutson's; Mat. Moorchead's.
  • Page 118.--9th September, 1772. John Hays and Mary to John Tedford. Teste: Robert Tedford, John McCampbell, Samuel McDowell. Delivered: John Tedford, 31st May, 1794.

Information on John McCampbell

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Oldest Proven Campbell Ancestor: John McCampbell (c.1688) of Ireland.

Summary: The earliest record our family has is a family register written in the 1850s by the Rev. John McCampbell of Jefferson County, Tennessee. It is an amazing document in which he names all his aunts, uncles, their children, and information on his parents and grandparents. Very few errors have been discovered in this register. The earliest record in Virginia is a deposition made by William McCampbell who testified in an Augusta County, Virginia, disputed land court suit that he had come on the Borden Grant in 1756. Most genealogists assume that John I as mentioned in Rev. John McCampbell's register came to Virginia with his family; however, there is no documentation to prove that fact. Several of his sons were Revolutionary War pensioners and from their pensions we know that they were born in County Down and County Derry, Ireland, in the 1720s.

Line to Present Day Participant:

1. John McCampbell b. ca 1688 (name of wife unknown)

2. John McCampbell I b. ca 1722 Ireland d. 1786 Rockbridge County, Virginia. Married Eleanor McCormick in Ireland.

3. John McCampbell II b. ca 1761 Rockbridge County, Virginia. Married Martha Bennett 25 May 1786 in Rockbridge County.

4. Benjamin Bennett McCampbell b. 1803 possibly Mercer County, Kentucky. Married Margaret Anderson on 30 January 1823 in Knox County, Tennessee.

5. Samuel Shannon McCampbell b. 1842 Knox County, Tennessee. Married Sarah Prudence Smith on 1 September 1868 in Knox County, Tennessee.

6. Bruce Philip McCampbell b. 1883 Knox County, Tennessee. Married Mary Isobel Rankin on 4 June 1913 in Knox County, Tennessee.

7. Bruce Rankin McCampbell b. 1916 Knox County, Tennessee. Married Irma Faye Williams of Bruce, Mississippi, on 12 October 1941 in Bruce, MS.

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