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Zachariah Campbell, Sr. - Born 9 October 1740

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Re: Zachariah Campbell, Sr. - Born 9 October 1740

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Surnames: Campbell
I've just been to the LDS library and read a book about the Zachariah Campbell who was the son of James Campbell and Mary Murdock. He is not the Zachariah Campbell born 9 October 1740. Their son was Zacharias Campbell born 1740 died 1778, married Mary Hicks and has 5 children: Mary, Isabella, Elizabeth, Levin Hicks (his only son) and Anne. They were never in Carter County, TN.

I did find this infTennessee the Volunteer State 1769-1923: Volume 2
page 420
Joseph C. Mast, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Cable) Mast, was born May 10, 1808, devoted his life to farming and was a devout Christian man of the Baptist faith. He married Celia Campbell, a granddaughter of Zachariah Campbell, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who emigrated from County Tipperary, bear Cork, Ireland, settling first in Virginia, where he married before removing to Carter county, Tennessee, where he was very prominent in early days, being a member of the county court when the county was organized July 4, 1796. He was one of the commissioners appointed to locate the county seat of justice. He was present and participated in the organization of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, July 4, 1796. Previous to his removal to Carter county he had served in the Revolutionary war. Two of his sons, Isaac and Jeremiah Campbell, were also soldiers of the Revolution and Isaac likewise participated in the War of 1812. Isaac Campbell enjoyed the well merited reputation of being a good citizen and just man. He married Susie Smith, daughter of Edward and Catherine Smith and they settled on the Watauga in Carter county, Tennessee. It was his daughter Celia who became the wife of Joseph C. Mast and the latter's daughter, Louise Mast, became the wife of Joseph L. Vaught. They had a family of thirteen children, William McDonald being the seventh in order of birth. Those who reached adult age were Jacob S., Sarah C., Cordelia A., Celia Ella, William M., Nannie I., John M. and Edward J. Mrs. Louise (Mast) Vaught united with the Pleasant Grove Baptist church, January 2, 1854, and [p.420] has lived a consistent Christian life. She had one sister and six brothers and two of the latter were Confederate soldiers of the Civil war. While her husband was giving the best years of his young manhood to the Federal cause Mrs. Vaught underwent many hardships. She had three small children to protect, feed and clothe. She personally carried on the farm work and she raised flax and wool, from which were made the garments that clothed her little family. She still lives on a part of the original tract of land secured in 1792 by John Vaught, the pioneer of Johnson county. The post office of Vaughtsville was named in honor of the family and her husband was postmaster from the time of the establishment of the post office in 1886 until his death, which occurred May 16, 1897, since which time the daughter Ella has acted as postmistress. One son, Jacob S., is a prominent farmer and stockman, interested in sheep and cattle. He is also active in religious affairs, serving as treasurer of the church to which his father and grandfather belonged. John M. was also a successful farmer and business man, but met an untimely death June 16, 1912, having been kicked by a horse. His funeral was conducted on the day he would have been forty years of age. Another son, Edward J., attended the public schools of Johnson county, also Holly Springs College and Carson and Newman College, graduating from the last named with honors in May, 1897. After completing a course in the Lebanon Law School he began practice in Johnson City, Tennessee, and has a large clientele. He is also United States commissioner and he was presidential elector in 1916, supporting Charles E. Hughes for the presidency.

I believe this is him:

Carter County, Tennessee (formerly Washington County, North Carolina)


Carter County, Tennessee, Deed Book Vol. A, pp. 242-243, land grant no. 1291
Carter County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, TN


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know Know [sic] ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into Our Treasury by Zachariah Campbell have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Zachariah Campbell a tract of land conveying one hundred acres lying and being in our County of Washington on the South side of Watauga River. Beginning at a beech on the bank of Dry Branch in Edward Smith's line, thence South thirty seven degrees East ninety three poles to a White Oak on the side of a hill, thence East one hundred and seventy one poles and fifteen links to a dogwood, thence north thirty seven degrees west ninety three poles to a Stake in Edward Smith's line, thence west one hundred and seventy one poles and fifteen links with Edward Smith's line to the beginning. Entered the 12th Septr 1779 as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear with all ways, woods, waters, mines, minerals profits hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or anywise appertaining. To hold to the said Zachariah Campbell his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying unto us Such Sums of money yearly as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always that the said grantee shall cause this grant to be enroled in the Registers Office in the Said County of Washington within the time limited by law otherwise the same shall be void In Testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great Seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Samuel Ashe Esquire Our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh the 9th day of December in the 22nd year of our Independence and in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and ninety Seven

By Command Saml Ashe
J Glasgow

Registered December 5th 1797

Carter County, Tennessee (formerly Washington County, North Carolina)


Carter County, Tennessee, Deed Book Vol. A, pp. 77-78 Carter County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, TN

[On 3 February 1790, in Washington Co., NC (now TN), Edward Smith sold to Zachariah Campbell, for the sum of £25, 100 acres, being the same land deeded to Edward Smith by the State of North Carolina on 7 August 1787.]

This Indenture made third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety between Edward Smith of the County of Washington in the State of North Carolina planter of the one part and Zachariah Campbell of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds in hand paid by the said Zachariah Campbell to the said Edward Smith the receipt and payment whereof the said Edward Smith doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith fully contented and satisfied hath for himself and his heirs granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm unto Zachariah Campbell his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Washington in the State aforesaid Beginning at a marked black walnut tree standing in a hollow above the first big spring below the fork of the path on the South side of the Iron Mountain and running thence South thirty five degrees west one hundred and eight poles with the foot of the Pond mountain to a marked dogwood and white oak thence west thirty two poles to a marked hicory [sic], thence north forty degrees west forty eight poles to a marked lynn standing on the west side of a small branch at the foot of the Iron Mountain, thence north thirty degrees East two hundred and forty eight poles with said mountain to a stake, thence South four degrees west one hundred and eighty five poles to the Beginning containing one hundred acres be the same more or less as granted to the said Edward Smith by a deed from our States office bearing date the seventh day of August in the twelfth year of our Independence A.D. 1787 To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all and every of its appurtenances & also the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders, rents and services thereof and all the Estate, right, title, claim and property of him the said Edward Smith, his heirs forever of in and to the said tract or parcel of land and premises and moreover the said Edward doth covenant and agree to and with the said Zachariah Campbell that him the said Edward Smith his heirs, Executors, administrators to the said Zachariah Campbell his heirs or assigns will forever warrant and defend from all person or persons claiming or to claim the said premises by from him or them or any of them or any other person Whatsoever In Witness Whereof the said Edward Smith hath hereunto set his hand and fixed his seal the date first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered Edward Smith [SEAL]
in presence of us Thos. Whitson
Jeremiah Campbell & Joseph Ford

August Term 1791 this Deed was duly acknowledged in open court and same is recorded and ordered to be registered Test J. A. Sevier CC Registered July 8th 1797
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