Mini-Bios for CAMPBELLs, LUGGs, &
BLACKWELLs of Nelson, PA
Joseph Campbell (1748 - 1824)
Joseph was born in Scotland. His birthplace and parents are unknown.
He had several siblings, but the only one we have information on is his
brother John. Joseph died Feb 26,
1824 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA (originally called Beecher's
Island). He married Mary Harper,
born 1749 somewhere in Scotland (parents unknown), died 1844 in Nelson.
Mary and Joseph lived about 10 years in North Ireland before coming to
America, probably in Sept or Oct. of 1810. Joseph and John Campbell bought
the island (and adjacent land on the South shore of the Cowanesque River)
from the Beecher family, who were original settlers of that area.
Son-in-law Samuel Hazlett had
purchased a nearby property from Daniel Strait. At the time of the
purchase the area was wilderness without roads. Strait and the Beechers
had left earlier. Only a few other pioneer settlers lived in the area when
the Campbell-Hazlett "expedition" arrived.
Joseph and Mary had 8 children:
Sarah "Sally" Campbell, b.
1777 in Scotland or North Ireland, d. aft 1860 in Tioga Co., PA. m. Samuel Hazlett, b. 1780 in
Mary Campbell, b. 1779 in
Scotland or N. Ireland, d. 1824 in Lancaster Co., PA, m. John
Hazlett, b. 1783 in County Down, N. Ireland [no known relation