Aeneas Campbell Family History



Our CAMPBELL Ancestors

David E. Hancock
Audrey (Shields) Hancock

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  2. Aeneas CAMPBELL, Jr. m Sarah HICKMAN
  3. Mary CAMPBELL m John TUCKER
  4. Sarah Hickman TUCKER m Meshack TURNER #3
  5. Louisa Richey TURNER m #1 Milligan JORDAN
  6. John C. JORDAN m Harriet Mahala RICHARDS
  7. Nellie Louisa JORDAN m Charles Sylvester HANCOCK   
  8. Charles Stanley HANCOCK m #1 Julia May COX
  9. David Edward HANCOCK, Sr. m Audrey Ann SHIELDS

AENEAS CAMPBELL was born 1730 (1) perhaps in Scotland. He is said to have been a direct descendant of the Duke of Argyle.(3) He appears to have lived in Fairfax County, Virginia (in the part that later became Loudoun Co., Virginia) and Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. Aeneas married first a wife whose name has been given as #1 Lydia ???(1) or Lydia MIDDLETON (2) or Lydia CARTWRIGHT (3). On 24 December 1793 as "Eneas CAMPBELL" he married secondly in Maryland to #2 Henrietta CHANEY.(4)

He was living in St. Mary's County, Maryland when he bought "Raspberry Plain" in 1754 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and he was living there when Loudoun County was formed from Fairfax County, Virginia.(1) Aeneas was the first sheriff of Loudoun County, Virginia, and he was one of he directors and managers of the town of Leesburg, Virginia.(1)

See: History of Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia
See: History of the Old Courthouse which mentions Aeneas Campbell.

In 1760 he sold "Raspberry Plain" to Thomas MASON, and moved back to Maryland about 1770 settling in that part of Frederick County, Maryland which became Montgomery County, Maryland.(1) In 1774 he is listed on the Patriotic committee of Frederick County, Maryland and in July 1776 he was named Captain in Montgomery County, Maryland during the American Revolutionary War.(1) His rise was rapid and he became Lieutenant Colonel in the 1st Regiment or "Flying Camp" and at one time was the commander of all the Montgomery County, Maryland militia. (1) [He is listed on the DAR membership roles as being a Captain from Maryland. (3)] It appears he was a prominent member of his community for he served from 1779 to 1792 as Judge of the Orphan Court of Montgomery County.(1)

Saturday 7 March 1778
Montgomery County, MD
Present as of yesterday.
Commission issued to Charles Jones, Thomas Sprigg Wootton, Edward Burgess, Aeneas Campbell, William Deakins, Elisha Williams, Joseph Wilson, Samuel Wade Magruder, James Offutt, Gerard Briscoe, Richard Thompson, Walter Beall, Henry Gaither, John Wilson, George Cullam, William Baker and Zachariah Waters appointed Justices of the Peace for Montgomery County also to Charles Jones, Thomas Sprigg Wootton, Edward Burgess, Eneas Campbell, and William Deakins Justices of the Orphans Court for Montgomery County. (12)

Aeneas Sr. died between 14 February 1812 [or 21 February 1812] when he wrote his will, and 14 April 1812 when his will was probated.(1) Named in his will are sons: James and Aeneas and daughters: Hester, wife of Leven BEALL; Lydia, wife of Carlton BELT; and named also are great-grandchildren, Thomas Noland DAVIS & Catherine NOLAND, daughter of Thomas NOLAND.(1) His wife, Henrietta, was to have the benefit of the estate her lifetime.(1)

Believed Children of Aeneas CAMPBELL, Sr.
  • James CAMPBELL (1)
  • Elizabeth CAMPBELL born 1750 (2)
  • Mary CAMPBELL born 1755 (2)
  • Aeneas CAMPBELL born 1757 (1)
  • Hester CAMPBELL b 1759 (2) married Leven BEALL
  • Lydia (1)/Ann (3) CAMPBELL b about 1760 and married Carlton BELT (1), possibly s/o Higgison BELT. BELT family went to Loudoun Co., VA in 1795. (3) Children of Ann & Carlton: Esther, Lloyd, Anna Campbell, Elizabeth, Henny Campbell [Henny usually a nickname for Henrietta], Carlton, Molly, Aeneas, Alfred, and Tilgham.

    Abstract of Will of Carlton Belt, Sr.

       "Abstracts of Wills Montgomery County, Maryland 1776-1825" (3)
       Mary Gordon Malloy, Jane C. Sween, and Janet D. Manuel, 1977,1989
       BELT, Carlton, Sr., L D f 570, 8 Mar 1802; L 1 p 500, 16 Jun 1802
       Wife: Ann BELT - plantation where testator lives
       Children: Esther BELT, Lloyd BELT, Anna Campbell BELT, Elizabeth BELT, Henny Campbell BELT (minors)    
       Refers to wife's "own born children" which may indicate children from a previous marriage
       Son: Carlton BELT-part of "The Whole Included" on Sugarland Road
       Brother: John BELT
       Dau: Molly MAGRUDER, wife of Joseph MAGRUDER
       Father-in-law: Aeneas CAMPBELL
       Sons: Aeneas BELT, Alfred BELT, Tilgham BELT--land in Allegany, Co., MD called "Dispute"
       Grandsons: Carlton MAGRUDER and Lloyd MAGRUDER, sons of dau. Molly and Joseph MAGRUDER.
       8 of children by present wife; Executrix: Wife, Ann
       Witnesses: Thomas VEATCH, Sr., John BEARD, Sr., Christian HEMPSTON, Hugh S. DUNN

AENEAS CAMPBELL, Jr., son of Aeneas CAMPBELL (1) and his first wife, Lydia MIDDLETON or CARTWRIGHT, was born 1757 VA (1) [perhaps 3 October 1757 Raspberry Plains, Loudoun Co., VA (8)]. He had served as a cadet in his father's 1st Regiment of Maryland (1) in Montgomery County, Maryland Militia on 12 September 1777 when he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant.(3) However, for some reason his pension application was rejected.(1) After the war he returned to Montgomery County, MD where he was a farmer. (3)

Aeneas married first about 1778 (8) [ca 1780 (1)] [in probably Montgomery County] Maryland to Sarah HICKMAN.(1) Sarah was born 11 January 1763. (7) The family originated in Montgomery County, Maryland (1), where Sarah is said to have died ca 1790.(8) Sarah was said to be the mother of 4-5 children. (1)(3) It is said that he removed to Iredell County, North Carolina ca 1790 (3), and there on 25 February 1791 (3) he married Elizabeth "Liza" Ann BELT (1)(2)(3). Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas BELT & Priscilla ???, was born 20 February 1767 in Maryland.(6)

Aeneas, Jr. died 15 October 1828 (10) in Iredell County, North Carolina. He was buried at New Hope, Iredell County, North Carolina (9). An inventory of his estate was taken 12 March 1830, and the executor of his estate was Elijah CAMPBELL.(3) In his will he named his children, the first four by his first wife, Sarah, and the rest by his second wife, Elisabeth "Liza". It appears others may have been deceased or received their inheritance previously by the time Aeneas, Jr. had written his will. Named in the will are: John, Thomas, Middleton, Mary TUCKER, Aeneas [#3], Elijah, Esther, Asa, Bolt/Belt, Elisabeth, and David.

  • John CAMPBELL (1) or John A. J./A. T. CAMPBELL b 1780 (2)(3)
    died about 1836 in Iredell County, NC (9)
    Aeneas CAMPBELL was administrator for the estate of John A. J. CAMPBELL.(9)
  • Mary CAMPBELL b 1781, m John TUCKER (1)(2)
    According to a TURNER family Bible, Mary was daughter of Aeneas CAMPBELL, Jr. and his first wife, Sarah HICKMAN.(1) She was born 15 June 1781 in Iredell County, North Carolina, (7) and she married John TUCKER born 25 September 1777. Mary died in 1853. The family originated in Montgomery County, Maryland. John TUCKER and Mary (CAMPBELL) TUCKER are buried at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Washington County, Indiana.(1)

  • Thomas (1) CAMPBELL b 1783 (2) or 10 April 1793 (3)
  • Middleton (1) CAMPBELL b 1785 (2)
  • Aeneas (1) CAMPBELL [#3] b 1793, married Susan ???.(2)
  • Elijah (1) CAMPBELL b 1795 (2) or 17 Jan 1795 NC (3)
    Elijah married probably ca 1815 to Sina GAITHER, dau/o John & Drucilla GAITHER. They had 7 known children.(11)
  • Umprey (3) CAMPBELL b 18 Feb 1797 (3)
  • Esther (1) CAMPBELL b 1799 (2) or 3 Jan 1799 NC (3)
  • Asa (1) CAMPBELL b 28 Mar 1801 (3)
  • Rutha (3) CAMPBELL b 27 May 1803 (3)
  • Belt (1)(2)(3) CAMPBELL b 9 September 1805 NC (3)
  • Elizabeth C. CAMPBELL b 23 September 1807 (3)
  • David CAMPBELL b 26 February 1810 (2)(3)
    His son, David, had made application for a Revolutionary War Pension or bounty land in 1853 from Wilkes County, Georgia, but the pension was rejected because of insufficient evidence. It is interesting to note that the Rejected Pension is filed in the National Archives under Enos CAMPBELL. He does appear in the Maryland records as stated before.(1)

Stories of the descendants of MARY (CAMPBELL) TUCKER
will be continued under these surnames:


Dave's & Audrey's Index
under Dave's Surnames

More will be added to the CAMPBELL FAMILY HISTORY as additional research is completed or more information comes our way. Revision dates will indicate when items are added.

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  Created: 23 March 2001  
Revised: 20 August 2005


(1)   FREEMAN, Mrs. Glenn,
"Meshack Turner Family of Tipton Co., Indiana with Bible Records & Notes," Windfall, IN; 1 Feb 1976, TURNER Family File, Tipton Library;Tipton, Tipton Co., IN.
(3)Internet, 22 Mar 2001, WorldConnect Project:
"Hart Family Tree" by Heather Hart
(4)BARNES, Robert, Maryland Marriages, 1778-1800,1978)
(5)D.A.R. Patriot Index
(6)Internet, 15 June 2000, WorldConnect Project:
"Myles/Zook/Huddleston/McCracken Family Trees" by Kathy Davis
(7)"Heritage of Alexander County, NC" as referenced by Source (3)
(8)"Iredell County, North Carolina Family History Book" as referenced by Source(3)
(9)SCHNEIDER, Lois M. P., C.G.R.S "Inventory of the Estate Papers of Iredell County, North Carolina, 1788-1915," as referenced by Source (3)
(10)WHITE, Virgil D., "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files," Volume I: A-E, p. 522 as referenced by Source (3)
(11)Iredell County, NC Queries Heather K. HART
(12), 31 Oct 2000, Re: Campbell Info from Court Documents