George W Campbell

February 1815–6 September 1872 (Age 57)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 E. 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. He died on 6 September 1872, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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George W Campbell
Matilda E. Kesterson
Marriage: 9 August 1842
Dora Campbell
Sara Elizabeth Campbell
Nancy Jane Campbell
Benjamin A. Campbell

Spouse and Children


    Matilda E. Kesterson


9 August 1842
Greene, Tennessee, United States


    Dora Campbell


    Sara Elizabeth Campbell


    Nancy Jane Campbell


    Benjamin A. Campbell


Parents and Siblings



    Ann Campbell


    James Rayburn Campbell


    John Campbell


    Mary Jane Campbell


    Robert Crockett Campbell


+6 More Children

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. 

Age 6

Missouri is the 24th state
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

1 Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. 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 .2 In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Campbell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W Campbell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geo W Campbell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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