John Duncan Campbell, II (1656 - 1734) MP

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

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John Campbell was born 1656 in Ireland and died Feb 20, 1734 in Derry, PA. He came to America in 1726 from Donegal, Ireland and settled where Lancaster, Pennsylvania now stands. He was made a member of the provincial council in Lancaster. --------------------

The immigrant John Campbell was born in Ireland of "Royal descent". This branch of the Campbell clan of Scotland was originally from Inverary in Argyleshire. They left Scotland toward the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign.

In 1726 John Campbell accompanied by his family came to America and settled in Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John became a member of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. About 1730 the family moved again, this time to Orange County and later Augusta County, Virginia. They finally settled in Fincastle County.

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John Duncan Campbell, II's Timeline

1656
1656
Ireland
1690
1690
Age 34
1690
Age 34

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
Age 35
Ireland
1692
1692
Age 36
Ulster, Ireland
1702
1702
Age 46
Drumboden, Ireland
1707
1707
Age 51
Golead, Antrim, Ireland
1708
1708
Age 52
Kilmacrennan, Donegal, Ireland
1713
1713
Age 57
1720
1720
Age 64