Bio of James Campbell b. 1798

Mini-Bios for CAMPBELLs, LUGGs, & BLACKWELLs of Nelson, PA

James Campbell (1798 - 1865)

James Campbell was born Jul. 11, 1798 in N. Ireland; died Feb. 14, 1865 in Tioga Co., PA. Married Feb. 28, 1822 in Nelson to Mary Blackwell, born 1806 in Pine Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, died Aug. 15, 1863 in Tioga Co.

He was a farmer. He helped to build, and was an elder of, the Beechers Island Presbyterian Church.

James was the youngest of 8 children of Joseph Campbell, b. 1748 in Scotland, d. 1824 in Nelson (originally called Beecher's Island); and Mary Harper, b. 1749 in Scotland, d. 1844 in Nelson.

James, his parents, and his young siblings apparently sailed from Londonderry to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1810 and arrived in Nelson early in 1811. His uncle, John Campbell, came to America by 1777. Some of James' older siblings had come to America by by 1802.

Mary was the elder of Sarah Lugg and her 2nd husband Enoch Blackwell's two children. After Enoch's death in 1816, Sarah Lugg married a 3rd time to John Campbell, James' uncle.

James' brother, Joseph , married Mary's half-sister, Ann Clinch.

James and Mary Blackwell Campbell had thirteen children, all born in Nelson:
  1. Sarah Clarissa, b. Sept. 15, 1825, m. George Henry Baxter;
  2. Ann, b. Sept. 20, 1827, d. 1829;
  3. Robert, b. Sept. 20, 1827, m. Emily Sellen/Selling & her sister, Elizabeth Sellen/Sellling;
  4. Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1830, m. Benjamin Parks;
  5. Harriet, b. Nov. 19, 1832, m. Robert Parks (Benjamin's brother) & David Cook Kemp;
  6. Joseph, b. Apr. 10, 1836, d. 1842;
  7. Emily, b. Mar. 13, 1837, m. Vernon Green(e);
  8. Enoch Blackwell, b. Dec. 18, 1839, m. Martha M. Hughey;
  9. Joseph G., b. Jun. 16, 1841, m. Jane Burt;
  10. Martha, b. Feb. 19, 1845, d. 1849;
  11. Ann, b. Nov. 14, 1847, d. 1848;
  12. John C., b. Mar. 22, 1850, m. Harriet E. Clark; and
  13. Anna Campbell, b. Oct. 25, 1856, m. George Encell.
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