Margaret Jane Campbell

22 November 1840–22 July 1883 (Age 42)
Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Campbell was born on 22 November 1840, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Campbell, was 32 and her mother, Mary Cummins, was 28. She married John Thomas Jack about 1861. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 22 July 1883, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Jack
Margaret Jane Campbell
Marriage: about 1861
Arizona Jack
Oliver Edward Jack
Adam Jack
Anna S Jack
Ellen Jack
John A. Jack

Spouse and Children

about 1861


    Arizona Jack


    Oliver Edward Jack



    Ellen Jack


    John A. Jack


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Campbell


    Mary Cummins




    Jerome N. Campbell


    Edwin T Campbell


    Sarah A. Campbell



    Lewis J Campbell


World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

Age 1

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 16

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Jack in household of John T Jack, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margrate Jack in household of John Jack, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margareth J Campbell in entry for William F Beger and Arizona Jack, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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