Esther Campbell

21 April 1799–27 December 1856 (Age 57)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Campbell was born on 21 April 1799, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Campbell Jr., was 36 and her mother, Anna Higley, was 35. She married Abel Gleason on 10 November 1822, in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 27 December 1856, at the age of 57, and was buried in West Street Cemetery, Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Gleason
1797–1860
Esther Campbell
1799–1856
Marriage: 10 November 1822
Frances Jane Gleason
1821–1909
Esther Ann Gleason
1823–1825
Martin Luther Gleason
1825–1902
Henry Lawson Gleason
1828–1912
Abel Burton Gleason
1831–1851
George Walter Gleason
1833–1835
Mary Josephine Gleason
1836–1896

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 November 1822
Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 3

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

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. 

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)

  • Esther Gleason in household of Abel Gleason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther Campbell in entry for Frances Jane Eastman, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Esther Campbell in entry for Martin Luther Gleason, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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