James Campbell (1691 - 1771) MP

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Derry (Present Hershey), Lancaster County (Present Dauphin County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
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About James Campbell

From the Find A Grave page on James Campbell:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19229940

Birth: unknown

Death: May 31, 1771

  • Note: age 80y. Child of John Campbell & Grissel Hay.
  • Spouse of Agnes

Burial: Derry Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA


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  • Record added: May 04, 2007
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James Campbell's Timeline

1690
1690

TITLE: The families of Joshua Williams of Chester County, Pa. and John McKeehan of Cumberland County, Pa. : with some allied families
AUTHOR: Douglas, Bessie P.
PUBLISHOR: Augsburg Press, Minneapolis, Minn, 1928, 516 pgs
Page 267 begins the Campbell family.

The main part of the following record (Campbell family) is taken from Engle's Pennsylvania Genealogies and County Histories.

JOHN3 CAMPBELL, (John2, Duncan1)
John Campbell, born 1656 in Ireland; died, Feb 20th, 1734 in Derry, PA; buried in the old Derry churchyard.

John Campbell is said to have come from Ireland in 1726 with several grown sons (see children below). He settled in Lancaster Co., Pa. where he lived until his death. (Egle.)

In the "Virginia Historical Magazine," Vol. 7, p. 126, it is stated that John Campbell came from Ireland to America in 1726 with five or six grown sons, settled first in Lancaster Co., Pa., and came in 1738 to that part of Orange Co., Va., which is now Augusta Co., with his sons Patrick, Robert and David.

One would infer that this John must be idential with Mr. Egle's John. It is unlikely that two John Campbells with several grown sons bearing the same names would have come to America in the same year. Patrick, Robert and David, sons of Mr. Egle's John, did move to Virginia, but the father John, buried in Pennsylvania in 1734 certainly did not.

Children:
1. Robert4, lived in Virginia and had five children.
2. David4, moved to Orange Co., Va., in 1741; married Margaret Hamilton.
3. James4, born 1689* in Ireland.
4. Patrick4, born 1690, in Ireland,moved to Orange Co., Va., about 1740.
5. John4, born 1692, in Ireland; died 1764 at York, PA. An Episcopal Clergyman.

Note: *James born in 1691 since burial record indicates he was 80 years old when he died in 1771.

1691
1691
Ireland
1705
1705
Age 14

TITLE: The families of Joshua Williams of Chester County, Pa. and John McKeehan of Cumberland County, Pa. : with some allied families
AUTHOR: Douglas, Bessie P.
PUBLISHER: Augsburg Press, Minneapolis, Minn, 1928, 516 pgs
Page 267 begins the Campbell family.

The main part of the following record (Campbell family) is taken from Engle's Pennsylvania Genealogies and County Histories.

JAMES4 CAMPBELL (John3, John2, Duncan1)
James Campbell born 1689 in Ireland; died, May 31st, 1771 at Derry (now Hershey), Pa.

Married: 1st: ......
Married: 2nd: Agnes ....., born 1707; died April 3rd, 1757; buried beside her husband.
Married: 3rd: Mrs. Rosanna Vernon, a widow with at least two children.

March 2d, 1737, James Campbell is on a list of warrantees of land in Derry Twp. for 300 acres. On the same date 279 acres of land in Derry Twp. were "surveyed" to James Campbell.

Egle's History of Dauphin County, Pa., p. 39: James and John Campbell were among the signers of a "humble petition of the inhabitants of the townships of Paxtang, Derry and Hanover, Lancaster County," to the Governor of the Province, dated July 22d, 1754, showing "that your petitioners being settled on or near the river Susquehanna apprehend themselves in great danger from French and French Indians ... We, your petitioners, therefore humbly pray that your Honour would take our distressed condition into consideration and make such provision for us as may prevent ourselves and families from being destroyed and ruined by such a cruel enemy." This was during the French and Indian War and old documents show that murders and scalpings by the Indians were of almost daily occurrence in 1756 and 1757, and had it not been for the bravery and military ability of Rev. John Elder, the "Fighting Parson," Captain of the Paxton Rangers and later Colonel under the provincial Government, the terrorized inhabitants in all likelihood would have fled the frontier.

James Campbell was survived by his wife Rosanna, and in his will mentioned his step-daughter Jean Edmundson; James Vernon, son of his step-son Harry Vernon; Robert Cross's children; sister Martha Cary, then in Ireland; sister Elizabeth Long, then in Ireland; his sons John and Patrick; and James Campbell, son of his son Patrick. Rev. John Roan was witness to the will.

James is buried in old Derry churchyard and hte inscription on his tombstone has been published numerous times as an example of the lugubrious in epitaphs. It cannot be omitted here.

"Under this stone lies entombed
James Campbell's Dust you see
Who was a healthy and as strong
As many that may be
But now by Death whom all devours
Is laid upon this cell
With crawling worms and reptiles base
He is obliged to dwell.
You that these lines do look upon
May also call to mind
That Death will be your certain fate
Therefore improve your time.

Children: Patrick, John, and others.

1734
February 20, 1734
Age 43
Hershey (formerly Derry), Dauphin County (formerly Lancaster), PA, United States

Record of Graves
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/dauphin/cemeteries/derrypa.txt

Derry Presbyterian Church
Hershey (formerly Derry),
Dauphin (formerly part of Lancaster) County,
Pennsylvania

CAMPBELL, John; born: 1656 per Augsburg Press book
CAMPBELL, John: died: 20 Feb 1734 age 78*

CAMPBELL, James; 31 May 1771 age 80
(son, James, also buried in this cemetery)

CAMPBELL, Agnes; 3 Apr 1757 age 50
(second wife of James CAMPBELL)

1757
April 3, 1757
Age 66
Hershey (formerly Derry), Dauphin County, PA, United States
April, 1757
Age 66
Hershey (formerly Derry), Dauphin (formerly part of Lancaster) County, PA, United States
1771
May 31, 1771
Age 80
Derry (Present Hershey), Lancaster County (Present Dauphin County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
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