Mary Ann Campbell

January 1868–19 August 1964 (Age 96)
Raritan Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Campbell was born in January 1868, in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Andrew B Campbell, was 51 and her mother, Maria Drake Martin, was 29. She had at least 1 son and 5 daughters with Albert S. Gildersleeve. She lived in Raritan Twp, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1905. She died on 19 August 1964, in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert S. Gildersleeve
Mary Ann Campbell
Alberta Gildersleve
Helen Gildersleeve
Lillian Gildersleve
Francis S. Gildersleeve
Florence Gildersleeve
Alice Gildersleve

Spouse and Children

    Albert S. Gildersleeve





    Alberta Gildersleve



    Lillian Gildersleve


    Francis S. Gildersleeve


    Florence Gildersleeve


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew B Campbell


    Maria Drake Martin




    Cathrine J Campbel


    Andrew Campbell



    John J Campbell



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 11

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 26

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

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)

  • Mary Ann Campbell in household of Andrew Campbell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Gildeesleeve in household of Albert S Gildeesleeve, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Gildersleeve in household of Albert S Gildersleeve, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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