Zillah B Metz

23 March 1821–16 December 1889 (Age 68)
Metz, Marion, Virginia, United States

The Life of Zillah B

When Zillah B Metz was born on 23 March 1821, in Metz, Marion, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Metz, was 37 and her mother, Catherine Ada Michael, was 32. She married Nimrod Michael Campbell on 26 October 1839, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 16 December 1889, in Catlettsburg, Boyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Catlettsburg, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Nimrod Michael Campbell
Zillah B Metz
Marriage: 26 October 1839
Martha Ellen Campbell
Ulysses Campbell
Anne Elizabeth Campbell
Emily Jane Campbell
Robert Milton Campbell
Sarah Catherine Campbell
Jacob Ramer Campbell
Felix Michael Campbell
Joseph M. Campbell
Arletta Tennessee Campbell
Fielding Campbell

Spouse and Children

26 October 1839
Monongalia, Virginia, United States



    Ulysses Campbell


    Anne Elizabeth Campbell


    Emily Jane Campbell


    Robert Milton Campbell


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 3

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 9

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 23

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zellah Campbell in household of Nimrod M Campbell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Zilla Campbell in household of Nimrod Campbell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Tillah Campbell in household of N Campbell, "United States Census, 1870"

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