Joseph Campbell was born Dec. 14, 1793 in N. Ireland (or
Scotland); died Jan. 10 in Nelson, Tioga Co.,PA (originally called Beecher's
Island). Married Feb. 20, 1822 in Nelson to Ann
Clinch, born 1804 in Gloucestershire, England, died 1872 in Nelson.
He was a farmer. He helped to build, and was an elder of,
the Beechers Island Presbyterian Church.
Joseph was the 6th of 8 children of Joseph
Campbell, b. 1748 in Scotland, d. 1824 in Nelson; and Mary
Harper, b. 1749 in Scotland, d. 1844 in Nelson. Joseph, his
siblings, and his parents came to N. Ireland sometime between 1794 and
1798, at the latest. His younger brother James,
was born in N Ireland, and his brother William
Apparently Joseph, his parents, and some of his young
siblings sailed from Londonderry to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1810 and arrived in
Nelson at the end of 1810. His uncle,
John Campbell, came to America by 1777; and some of Joseph's older
siblings had come to America by by 1802.
Ann was the only child of Thomas
Clinch, and the eldest of Sarah Lugg's
three children. When Ann was a year old, her father died and her mother
quickly married Enoch Blackwell.
Ann was sent to live with Enoch's brother Peter
in New Hope, PA. After Enoch's death in 1816, Sarah Lugg married Joseph's
uncle, John Campbell. When Ann reached marrying age, Sarah wrote inviting
her to come to Nelson and marry Joseph. Ann arrived in Nelson in late
1821. A week after Ann's wedding, her half-sister, Mary
Blackwell, married Joseph's younger brother, James Campbell.
Joseph and Ann had twelve children, all born in Nelson:
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