John Campbell

Maleabout 1713–

Brief Life History of John

When John Campbell was born about 1713, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Peter Campbell, was 34 and his mother, Mary Talley, was 24.

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Peter Campbell
1680–1748
Mary Talley
1691–1729
James Campbell
1711–
John Campbell
1713–
Penney Campbell
1714–
Sarah Campbell
about 1715–
Thomas Campbell
1716–
Wiliam Campbell
1717–1753
Robert Campbell
–1750

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    World Events (3)

    1731 · Willington Founded

    Age 18

    In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.

    1776

    Age 63

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 63

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    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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