I am interested in info on descendents of the following:
AUTHENTICATED SKETCH OF SAMUEL CAMPBELL compiled by Mrs. Bailey reprinted with her permission.
1740 is the year one historian says he arrived in America, aged two, with an uncle. 1800 US Census makes aged 60, so it would be right. (One oral tradition claims that the family were Orangemen, and when the father got off the ship for some last minute errand, he was killed by religious oppressors. So Samuelâ€™s mother came on with him and her 4 brothers.) According to Historian Rupp they came first to the West Branch Valley, thence to Middle Creek in the Juniata Valley. (History of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams and Perry Counties pg. 140)
1750- When records do begin he DID live near present Jersey Shore, where he took up land from Andrew Boggs (*) who later sold it to James Forster. At Forsterâ€™s death in 1789 the land was sold by the heirs to the Rev. Isaac Grier. According to the deed it lay on the N. side of the Susquehanna and east of Pine Creek. (Lycoming Co. Deed book 4, pg. 26)
* Andrew Boggs was a licenced Indian trader who is known to have settled at Bald Eagleâ€™s Nest near present Milesburg, PA. In 1769, giving us some ideas as to when Campbell took over. This was only â€œtomahawk rigtsâ€ as the land west of Lycoming Creek was closed to purchase then and until the Pre-exption Act of 1785 since this land was â€œin disputeâ€ due to a boundary question of Pennâ€™s Last Purchase).
1759 - Samuel Campbell (& Cleary Campbell) were both privates in the 2nd Battalion, Pennsylvania Regiment, during the French & Indian War. (PA Areh, Series II, Vol. 2, pp. 580-7). (Cleary Campbellâ€™s identity is uncertain, but it is unlikely they were kin. His only address was Big Island, near present Lock Haven). J.H. McMinn, in his â€œOn the Frontier With Colonel Antesâ€ says that the â€œCampbells from Bald Eagle Creek were the outlying vanguards of civilization.â€
1772 - Bishop Ettwein mentions stopping at Long Island, opposite present Jersey Shore, and the â€œCapmbellsâ€ enroute to the Sinnemahoning. This was in July. (from his diary.)
1776- Since Sam never lived anywhere else that we know, which was near the famed Tiadaghton Elm where the Pine Creek Declaration was signed, he surely was among those neighbors who assembled themselves in the cause of the Colonies Freedom.
*J.F. McGinness, History of West Branch Valley, Vol. 1, 1889, pg 470
â€œHistory of West Branch Valley, Otzinachson, 1857, pg. 171.
1778-Samuel Cambell was taxed in Bald Eagle Township, Northumberland County (as this was then) And with his family was certainly among those who fled for their lives in the Big Runaway of early July when the official order was given for the whites to â€œevacuate the valleyâ€. For the next two years he was taxed in Mahoning Township, where they lived as war refugees, or displaced persons. They did not return to their former home until 1783. (PA Archill Series, Vol. 19 pp 427, 709, 787.)
Aug. 13 to Sept 13, 1778, he was on the payroll of Captain Thomas Fergusonâ€™s Volunteer Company, made up of displaced settlers, all the able-bodied of which, after depositing their families, formed an expedition to back track on the hostile Indians who had destroyed their homes, etc... He is also listed about this time as a member of Peter Groveâ€™s detachment, a company noted for its success in Indian warfare. (PA Arch. V Series, Vol. 5, pg. 79. Also VII Series, Vol. 2, pg 682)
He also served in Robert Reynoldsâ€™ Company of Rangers on this frontier and in Captain Thomas Forsterâ€™s Company of Northumberland County, militia, etc. (PA Archive VI Series, Vol. 3, pp 936-7; Vol. 2, pg 682; SreV, Vol.8, pg 682; Ser.II, Vol. 15, pg 462; ser. III, Vol.23, pp 196-7, 249, 348).
1781 - (and again in 1784) he signed as one of the petitioners from the West Branch Valley â€œbefore and during the Revolutionâ€ who were anxious to redeem their land and improvements from the speculators, claiming that the, having so defended it, and hundreds of their number having lost their lives and in so doing, they had the best right to it. Their quarrel prompted the Pre-emption Act of May 1785 (ALREADY MENTIONED)
1784 - On March 18, his son Robert married Rachel Morrison, daughter of a neighbor George Morrison, now deceased. Rachelâ€™s mother, Margaret Morrison, married (2) to Abel Cady who was killed in an Indian skirmish at Antes Fort in early June, 1777. (This is from a diary of one of her nephews and places the death of father George Morrison as likely late in 1776.)
-- May 22, he received of Captain Thomas Robinson, two â€œsirtificatesâ€ one for himself for 271 pounds, 18 shillings and one for Hugh Nickles, a neighbor, for 241 pounds, 18 shillings, for tours of military duty, their pay in full to date. PA Arch; V Series, Vol. 8, pp 684-6. Hugh Nickles was then already deceased as of Jan. 25, 1785. Testamentary Letters were issued by the Northumberland Court to Mary Nickles and Samuel Campbell.
1785 - On Oct. 1, he sold title to land on Young Womanâ€™s Creek to Thomas Robinson, and took out a Pre-emption warrant for 400 acres near the mouth of Pine Creek. (Linnâ€™s â€œHistory Centre and Clinton Countiesâ€ pp 584-5; also Northumberland County Deed Records) Interesting note: This property at Young Womanâ€™s Creek now owned by great-great-great grand-daughter. She had no knowledge of this whe she and her husband bought it. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miller, North Bend, PA (She was Catherine Myrtle Lucas, daughter of Brady Matthew Lucas and Nellie Blanche Calhoun; she was daughter of James Henry Calhoun and Elizabeth Mary Campbell; she was daughter of Washington Y. Campbell and Jane Miller; he was son of Robert Campbell and Rachel Morrison; he was son of Samuel Cambell and wife Elizabeth. She was daughter of George Morrison (son of George Morrison) and Margaret Morrison (dau. of Samuel Morrison)
Catherine Myrtle Lucas Miller born 28 Dec 1933 m. Don Miller (born 27 Aug 1926) she died Aug. 1997
1785 - In August, he was one of 38 signers, petitioning for the division of Bald Eagle Township. Petition was granted, the new division to be called Lycoming Township. Same area became Mifflin Township in 1796. (Lycoming County was formed April 1795). Here he was taxed through the 1800 enumeration.
1790- At the time of the first census, he is listed with a family of two adult males; one male under 16 years; and 4 females in the family (mentioned later)
1800 - Mifflin Towship, Lycoming County (new name, same location) he is listed as age 60; son Robert, age 43, both as farmers.
1807 - By deed of May 14, between â€œSamuel Campbell, the elder & Elizabeth, his wifeâ€... he sells 200 acres of his Mifflin Township land to William Gallagher... This was recorded 1811 when Samuel Campbell appeared in person (Lycoming County Deed Book 9 p 368)
1810 - He was taked in Conewango Township, Warren County, PA as â€œSamuel Campbell, Sr.â€ with male and female of 45 years or upwards, and one male between 10 and 16 years.
He lived next to Jeremiah Morrison (probably brother of Rachel (his daughter-in-law) and to Samuel Campbell, Jr.
In Samuel Jrâ€™s family there were male and female between 26 and 45 years; with 2 males and 3 females under 10 years.
This was in the Kinzua area, where son John was also then living, his first male child. James Campbell, aged 36, was also living nearby.
1819 - Samuel Campbell, Sr. (now of McKean County) sells another piece of his Mifflin Township land to William Gallagher. (Deed book 15, pg 13) Was McKean County a Temporary residence?
1820 - On May 5, Samuel Campbell of Brown Township, Lycoming County, appears in person and sells another piece for $20... â€œincluding the one bank (of Pine Creek) that Samuel Campbell opened on his tract of land...â€ (Deed book 16, pg72)
Samuel was 82 in 1820.