Transcript:Lineage for John Campbell (205) per Pilcher, 1911, Core View



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Source:Pilcher, 1911


Person:John Campbell (205)
Transcript:Lineage for John Campbell (205) per Pilcher, 1911, View of Charles Campbell of Ironton


Pilcher, 1911 examined the lineage of John Campbell (205). The following excerpt summarizes Pilcher's primary view of the lineage.


The following table is based on the text given in Pilcher, 1911. Some reorganization has been performed to facilitate readability. The numbering system has been developed to help show family relationships. Elipsis mark where detailed descendant information has been elided. The dates in the second column, have been added as gross approximations, unless otherwise given in the third column.

Generation flourishedText from Pilcher
1. Dugalfl. 1580

The two Campbell families of Virginia that intermarried were descendants of Dugal Campbell, the first of whom we have authentic account; he was born at Inverary, Argyleshire, Scotland, the ancestral home of the Clan Campbell in the Highlands.

2. Duncanfl 1600

Duncan Campbell, his son, was an officer in the English Army. In the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth he went from Scotland to Ireland. Not long after this in the year 1612 during the reign of James the First in England, forfitures of large estates were declared in Ulster. Duncan Campbell, above named, bought out a lease of some of the forfeited lands.

3. Patrickfl. 1620

His eldest son, Patrick Campbell, afterwards bought out thelease and estate in remainder, thereby acquiring the fee simple title. He may have had other sons and daughters, but he had a son,

4. Hughfl. 1630

Hugh Campbell, who inherited his father's estate in Ireland, went there to live about the year 1612.

5. Andrewfl 1650

He had a son, Andrew Campbell, and he a son,

6.Duncan fl 1670

Duncan Campbell, who married Mary McCoy. The children of this pair were five. There may have been others, of whom we have no record. Their names were: Hugh, Mary, John, Robert, and Dugal Campbell.

6afl 1700

Nothing authentic is known of Hugh Campbell's descendants.

6b Maryfl 1700

Mary Campbell (called Polly) married Moses White. Their son, Moses White, married Mary McConnell. They first settled in Charles County, Pennsylvania, upon their arrival in the Colonies. Later they removed to Eowan County, North Carolina. Moses White married a second time, Eleanor . He had ten children, six sons by his first wife, James, Moses, John, William, David, and Andrew White. One of his sons. General James White, the founder of Knoxville, Tennessee, was a distinguished officer in the Continental Army. He was also a Brigadier General in the Creek Indian War. He married Mary Lawson, a daughter of Hugh Lawson, in North Carolina. Many of his descendants still live in Iredell County, North Carolina. See Sketches of Western North Carolina, by L. C. Hunter, page 202. General James White's son, the Hon. Hugh Lawson White, was born in 1773, in Iredell County, North Carolina. He was one of the famous men of Tennessee. He was Supreme Judge in 1814, a United States Senator in 1826, and but for the bitter opposition of General Andrew Jackson, who was determined to elect his successor to the Presidential office, the probability is very strong that Hugh L. White would have been elected President of the United States in 1836, instead of Martin Van Buren, General Jackson's candidate.

6c Johnc1675-1741

John Campbell, son of Duncan Campbell and Mary McCoy, his wife, married Grissell (or Grace) Hay, daughter of Patrick Hay, in the year 1695. She lived to be ninety-three years of age. We know that Mary Campbell, daughter of Duncan Campbell and his wife, Mary McCoy, who married Moses White, came from Ireland to Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1726, the same year that her brother, John Campbell, and his family, emigrated to the Colonies in America. They left Pennsylvania and went to North Carolina ; the exact year is not known. John Campbell and his wife, Grissell Hay, with their children, moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 1730, to Fincastle County, Virginia.

John Campbell, son of Duncan and Mary McCoy Campbell, was born in November, 1674, on his father's estate, Drumboden, seven miles from Londonderry, Ireland. Here he and his wife lived, and their nine children were born — six sons and three daughters. In the year 1726, with their children and a large number of relations and friends, they emigrated to the English Colonies in America, and settled on the Sweet Ara[1] in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Donegal Township. He was at one time a member of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania from this county.

In 1730 John Campbell purchased a large tract of land in Orange, afterwards Augusta County, Virginia,and removed with his family from Pennsylvania to Virginia. On page 885 of Waddell's "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia," it is stated that William Thompson qualified as administrator of John Campbell's estate in 1741. John Lewis was his security."

Three of their six sons did not marry — John, William, and James. The other sons who emigrated with their parents to America, married and had families, namely: Patrick, Robert, and David Campbell. Their daughters were: Margaret, Catherine, and Mary Campbell. There is no record of whom they married, or of their descendants.

6c1 Johnfl 1700

John Campbell died in England, having gone there from Ireland with Lord Boyne. While there he became Steward to Lady Buckingham.

6c2 Jamesfl 1700

James Campbell died in Ireland, and

6c3 Williamfl 1700

William Campbell died in Pennsylvania.

6c4 Patrick1696-1767

Patrick Campbell, the eldest son, was born in 1696. After settling in Pennsylvania he was made constable of the township, in 1726. See Daniel Rupp's History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Delilah Thompson. They had four sons and three daughters. The eldest,

Capt. Charles Campbell, married Margaret Buchanan. He served in the French and Indian wars in 1742; Captain in 1752. He died in 1767. He and his wife had two sons and four daughters.
John died young.
Gen. William Campbell, born in 1744, near Stanton, Virginia, a brave and distinguished officer in the Colonial and Continental armies, was captain of a company in Lord Dunmore's war, May, 1774. He commanded a regiment of mounted riflemen at the Battle of Guilford Court House, and was commander of the American forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He married Elizabeth Henry, a sister of Patrick Henry, the great Virginia patriot. They had one child, Sarah B. Campbell. She was very young when her father died, just before the surrender at Yorktown. He was in Gen. Lafayette's command.....
6c5 Robertfl 1730Robert Campbell, son of John and Grissell Hay Campbell, married and left four daughters and perhaps sons, but we have the record of only two:
One married Col. John Anderson;
The other daughter, Martha Campbell, married Robert Kennedy, of Virginia. They had sons and daughters. One son, Robert Campbell Kennedy, married Esther Edmondson, daughter of Col. William Edmondson, of Vrginia. They were second cousins. They had seven children, namely:
Mary and
Marian Kennedy.

6c6 Davidfl 1730David Campbell, the youngest son of John Campbell and Grissell Hay. his wife, was called White David. He was born on March 8, 1706, at "Drumboden." near Londonderry, Ireland. He died on October 10, 1790. He came to America with his parents in 1726, when he was just twenty years of age. On January 16, 1735, he was married to Mary Hamilton (born 1716, died 1801), whose family came to the colonies in the same ship with the Campbells. The two families were intimate friends and distant cousins, both descendants of noble families

of Scotland. Mary Hamilton's grandmother was Janet Campbell, wife of James Hamilton....

White David Campbell was a large, stout man with silken yellow hair, fair skin, and blue eyes. He was as remarkable for the evenness of his temper as his wife, Mary Hamilton, was for the excitabilitv and pride of hers." ....

The Campbells of Southwestern Virginia were all of the Presbyterian faith, strong in Their attachment to the old Scotch Church. David Campbell was an officer in the Colonial Army in Virginia. He was in a campaign against the Indians -when his young son Arthur Campbell, at ihe age of sixteen, was taken prisoner by the Indians, and kept for several years on the Canadian lakes. See Virginia Magazine of History, Vol. VII, No. 2, Oct., 1899, p. 2G.

White David Campbell and Mary Hamilton, his wife, had thirteen children. Five sons were in the Colonial and Continental service, four were distin- guished men Cols. Arthur and Robert, Capt. John. and Judge David Campbell. Their names are as follows:

Patrick and
Anne Campbell.