James A Campbell

1 February 1821–5 June 1864 (Age 43)
Perry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Campbell was born on 1 February 1821, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Campbell, was 65 and his mother, Samantha Smith, was 46. He married Nancy Ann Gray in 1845, in Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Boston Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Mulberry Township, Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died on 5 June 1864, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James A Campbell
Nancy Ann Gray
Marriage: 1845
William J Campbell
Margaret E Campbell
Martha S Campbell
Cassandra Josephine Campbell
Jackson LaFayette Campbell
Louisa Jane Campbell

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Ann Gray


Arkansas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Samantha Smith




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1833: Johnson, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Johnson, Arkansas, United States

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)

  • James Campbell in household of Jesse Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Campbell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Campbell, "Find A Grave Index"

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