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Alexander Campbell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St John River
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Tamberlin (the Soldier) Campbell and Hester Campbell
Husband of Sarah Campbell
Brother of Hester Sharp-Baker; Elizabeth Brown; Sarah Dickenson; John Campbell; Tamberlin (the Son) Campbell and 2 others

Managed by: Jordan Eric O'Brien
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Alexander Campbell's Timeline

1788
November 4, 1788
St John River
1789
1789

From Earnest A. Clark's "Tamberlane":

In 1788 Tamberlane and Hester together with their seven children, son-in-law, and grandchildren made the pilgrimage once again to the edge of the frontier, now 150 miles upriver in the vicinity of Woodstock. Land around Woodstock had been granted to the soldiers of the Delancey's Brigade, a loyalist regiment, but vacant land was found on the Northampton side of the river opposite Upper Woodstock. Here Tamberlane was granted 428 acres of the land being lots #76 and #77 while next door to the north, Alexander Sharp was granted 418 acres. Tamberlane also obtained a share in nearby Indian Island along with several other settlers including Arden Dickenson and Alexander Sharp (his son-in-law). Suitable land having been found at last, the Campbells settled down to a life of farming. Although they were at the northern extremity of the St. John River settlements and although the Indians of the area were numerous and thought to be a threat, the family felt secure with the construction in 1791 of a Military Post at Presqu'Ile, twenty miles upriver. Its garrison of 120 of His Majesty's regular troops brought immediate stability and settlers were attracted still further up the valley.

Earnest A. Clark's "Tamberlane" also says Alexander was born in Nov. 1788 and was "just a baby" when the family moved to Northampton.

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