William Anderson McCampbell

Brief Life History of William Anderson

When William Anderson McCampbell was born on 12 March 1785, in Rockbridge Parish, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, James McCampbell, was 34 and his mother, Martha Anderson, was 28. He married Mary Shannon Anderson on 11 November 1816, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 12 March 1839, at the age of 54, and was buried in Anderson-Gouffon Cemetery, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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William Anderson McCampbell
Mary Shannon Anderson
Marriage: 11 November 1816
Martha Ann McCampbell

Sources (10)

  • Wm A Mccampbell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Wm A Mccampbell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • William A Mccampbell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Irish Mac Cathmhaoil, ‘son of Cathmhaoil’, for which Campbell was often adopted as an equivalent. The name has also been explained as variant of Scottish Campbell with the Gaelic prefix Mc- ‘son’ added.

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

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