John Campbell

Brief Life History of John

When John Campbell was born in 1774, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain William Campbell, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellison, was 20. He married Mary McCoy on 29 August 1796, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1804, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

John Campbell
1774–1804
Mary McCoy
1775–
Marriage: 29 August 1796
Joseph Campbell
1797–1854

Sources (1)

  • John Campbell Or Campbell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, 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 .

Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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