George W Campbell

MaleFebruary 1815–6 September 1872

Brief Life History of George W

When George W Campbell was born in February 1815, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Campbell, was 39 and his mother, Martha Jane Rayburn, was 27. He married Matilda Emaline Kesterson on 9 August 1842, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Washington Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1870. In 1859, his occupation is listed as livery stable operator in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States. He died on 6 September 1872, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Old Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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George W Campbell
Matilda Emaline Kesterson
Marriage: 9 August 1842
Dora Campbell
Sara Elizabeth Campbell
Benjamin Alexander Campbell
Nancy Jane Campbell

Sources (12)

  • George Campell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Campbell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • George W Campbell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1842Greene, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 17

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .

    Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

    English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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