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Campbell

This family has been traced to Tennessee (Greene, Jefferson, and Cocke Counties) in the late 1700's. Since Campbell is such a common name, we can only recognize our people by the constellation of people around them. In Tennesee we find them living near and interacting with the Harmons and the Shellys and other people we find later in Whitley County, Kentucky. In about 1809, our family moved from Tennessee to the part of Knox County, Kentucky, which in 1818 became Whitley County.


First Generation


1. (Alexander?) Campbell. He died in 1810 in Knox County, Kentucky. Although Alexander does not mention any relationship between himself and any of his legatees, I believe he is probably, though not necessarily, the father of James, Jane, and John Campbell based on the facts that he moved from Tennessee to the same place in Kentucky when James and Jane did (John was already dead), he left his estate to their children, both James and John named sons Alexander, and Alexander died 20 years before James, which might put him in the right generation. There are no other known contenders for patriarch of this family, so unless and until better information is received, I'm giving him the title. Check out his will.
       
  The following are his putative children:
       
  2. i. James (1750/1760-1830).
       
    ii. Jane. Born before 1765, Jane died in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1820/1830. Jane married Jeremiah Shelly, son of John Shelly & Elizabeth. Born about 1750 in North Carolina, Jeremiah died in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1801; he was 51. Jane was a widow with three little kids, Nathan, Polly, and Elizabeth, when she moved to Kentucky with Alexander, her putative father, and James, her brother.
       
    iii. John. John died in 1801 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, leaving a widow (Ursula?), who died after 1804.

Second Generation


2. James Campbell. Born 1750/1760, James died in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1830; he was 80-90 years old. Read his will. James married Anna Osborn. Born in 1764 in Tennessee, Anna died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 30 Apr 1852; she was 88.
       


  This is Anna's gravestone in the cemetery at Jellico Creek Baptist Church
 


  They had the following children:
       
    i. James. Born in 1784/1790. James married Elizabeth Meadors, daughter of Thomas R. Meadors & Elizabeth Martin. Born on 23 Sep 1790, Elizabeth died on 30 Sep 1883; she was 93.
       
    ii. Alexander. Born in 1790/1794 in North Carolina or Tennessee, Alexander died in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1849; he was 59. On 3 Sep 1812, when Alexander was 22, he married Elizabeth Wilson, in Knox County, Kentucky. Born on 23 Sep 1790 in North Carolina, Elizabeth died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 30 Sep 1883; she was 93.
       
    iii. Jane. Born on 21 Dec 1797 in Tennessee, Jane died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 9 Sep 1854; she was 56. Jane married Reuben Meadors, son of John Meadors & Jemima Melton. Born on 10 Jan 1793 in North Carolina, Reuben died in Kentucky on 3 Mar 1861; he was 68.
       
    iv. William. Born in 1801 in Tennessee, William died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 10 Mar 1851; he was 50. Buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky. William married Elizabeth. Born about 1801 in North Carolina, Elizabeth died in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1859; she was about 58.
       
    v. Jeremiah. Born in 1800/1802. On 29 Jan 1820, when Jeremiah was 20, he married Matilda (Milly) Wilson, in Whitley County, Kentucky. She was born in 1800/1804.
       
    vi. Elizabeth. Born about 1804 in Tennessee, Elizabeth died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 17 Nov 1858; she was 54. In 1820 when Elizabeth was 16, she married Charles Gray Creekmore, son of Ballentine Creekmore & Barsheba Batchelor, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Born about 1794 in Nash County, North Carolina. Charles Gray died in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1868; he was 74.
       
  3. vii. Jasper Newton (1809-1881).
       

Third Generation


3. Jasper Newton Campbell. Born on 10 Jan 1809 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Jasper Newton died there on 17 Sep 1881; he was 72. Buried in Jellico Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky. On 17 Nov 1825, when Jasper Newton was 16, he married Dinah Green Creekmore, daughter of Ballentine Batchelor Creekmore & Mary Lemon Brown, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Born on 14 Mar 1808 in Nash County, North Carolina, Dinah Green died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 11 May 1887; she was 79. To go to the Creekmore page, click here.
       
  They had the following children:
       
  4. i. Mary ("Polly") (1826-1900)
       
    ii. Anna. Born on 21 May 1828 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Buried in Capuchine, Tennessee. About 1851 when Anna was 22, she married Hiram Trammell, son of David Trammell & Lucy Trammell, in Whitley County, Kentucky. He was born about 1832.
       
    iii. James. Born on 1 May 1830 in Jellico Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky. Buried in Montague, Texas. On 30 Apr 1849, when James was 18, he married Serepta Ross, daughter of John Ross & Elizabeth Chitwood, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sarepta was born about 1831 in Kentucky.
       
    iv. Green Berry. Born on 17 May 1832 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Green Berry died there on 15 Nov 1860; he was 28. Buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky. Before 1861, he married Elizabeth Goodin, who was born about 1834 in Kentucky.
       
    v. Clark Clemmons. Born on 5 Sep 1834 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Clark Clemmons died there on 10 Mar 1910; he was 75. Buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky. On 30 Jan 1860, when Clark Clemmons was 25, he married Sarah Ellen Stephens, in Tennessee. Born on 25 May 1844 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Sarah Ellen died there in Jun 1905; she was 61.
       
    vi. Elizabeth. Born on 21 Feb 1837 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Elizabeth died on 16 Feb 1913; she was 75. Buried in Prairie View. On 3 Feb 1860, when Elizabeth was 22, she married Sterling Stanfield, son of Sherrod Stanfield & Susannah Perkins, in Whitley County, Texas. Sterling was born about 1838 in Kentucky.
       
    vii. Eliza. Born on 21 Feb 1839 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Eliza died on 16 Jan 1923; she was 83. On 6 Nov 1860, when Eliza was 21, she married Preston Berry Stanfield, son of Sherrod Stanfield & Susannah Perkins, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Preston was born about 1839.
       
    viii. Emily. Born on 31 May 1842 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Buried in Young's Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky. Emily first married James Privitt. Emily second married James Sutton, who was born about 1844 in Kentucky.
       
    ix. Jasper Newton. Born on 27 Nov 1845 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Jasper Newton died on 13 Apr 1921; he was 75. Jasper Newton first married Mary Taylor, daughter of David Taylor. Born about 1847 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Mary died there on 27 Aug 1877; she was 30. Jasper Newton second married Helen Ross, daughter of William Ross & Susannah "Susan" Criscillis. She was born in 1841 in Kentucky. Jasper Newton third married Elizabeth Harmon.
       
    x. Jeremiah E. Born on 10 Sep 1843 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Jeremiah E. died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 19 Sep 1919; he was 76. Buried in Ryan Cemetery, Goldbug, Whitley County, Kentucky. On 30 Oct 1874, when Jeremiah E. was 31, he married Rebecca Worley, daughter of Elias Worley & Patty, in Whitley County, Kentucky. She was born on 10 Nov 1849 in Kentucky.
       
    xi. Andrew. Born on 31 May 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Andrew died in Bixby, Oklahoma (Tulsa) on 23 Sep 1920; he was 72. On 25 Jul 1872, when Andrew was 24, he married Nancy Smith, daughter of Frederick & Matilda Smith, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy was born about 1852.
       
    xii. Dinah Green. Born on 10 Jul 1861 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Dinah Green died there on 7 Jul 1882; she was 20. Buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky. Dinah Green married Jeremiah Shelly, son of Thomas Shelly & Rachel Patrick. Born on 16 Feb 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Jeremiah died there on 2 Feb 1893; he was 29.

Fourth Generation


4. Mary ("Polly") Campbell. Born on 27 Oct 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Mary died there on 23 Aug 1900; she was 73. Buried in Jellico Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky. On 8 Nov 1843, when Mary was 17, she married Allen Russell West, son of Solomon H. West & Catherine Criscillis, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Born on 25 Dec 1823 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Allen Russell died there on 13 Jun 1910; he was 86. To go to the West page, click here.
       
  They had the following children:
       
    i. Calvin V. West. Born on 4 Jan 1844 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Calvin V. died in Crawford County, Arkansas, in 1916; he was 71. Buried in Piney Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas. In 1864, when Calvin V. was 19, he first married Neworleana Jane Parker, daughter of William Henderson Parker & Sarah S. Patrick. Born on 16 Jan 1846 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Neworleana Jane died there on 25 Apr 1865; she was 19. Calvin V. second married Elizabeth J. Roberts. Born in 1846 in Wayne County, Kentucky, Elizabeth J. died in 1931; she was 85.
       
    ii. Solomon H. West. Born on 18 Apr 1846 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Solomon H. died there on 17 May 1917; he was 71. Buried in Alsile Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky. Solomon H. married Eliza Jane. Born on 24 Mar 1844, Eliza Jane died in Whitley County, Kentucky on 12 Mar 1902; she was 57.
       
    iii. William West. Born on 19 Aug 1847 in Whitley County, Kentucky, William died in Crawford County, Arkansas on 1 Aug 1910; he was 62. Buried in Piney Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas. William married Louisa. Born on 5 Nov 1857, Louisa died in Crawford County, Arkansas on 6 Jul 1907; she was 49.
       
    iv. Jasper West. Born about 1850 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
    v. Amanda M. West. Born on 5 Nov 1851 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Amanda M. died there on 25 Sep 1943; she was 91. Buried in Jellico Creek Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
  5. vi. Sarepta West (1853-1910).
       
    vii. James West. Born about 1854 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
    viii. Anna West. Born on 22 Sep 1856 in Whitley County, Kentucky. On 1 Nov 1877, when Anna was 21, she married Pleasant Walker, son of Nathaniel Walker & Martha Ann Wyatt, in Whitley County, Kentucky. He was born in 1856 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
    ix. James C. West. Born on 15 Mar 1860 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
    x. William A. West Born about 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
       
    xi. Andrew Jackson West. Born on 10 Dec 1868 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Andrew Jackson died there. Buried in Alsile Baptist Church, Whitley County, Kentucky. Andrew Jackson married Olive Jones. Born on 23 Dec 1866 in Whitley County, Kentucky, Olive died there on 26 Oct 1939; she was 72.
       
    xii. John D. West (Died as Child). Born about 1872 in Whitley County, Kentucky, John D. died in Whitley County, Kentucky in Jun 1877; he was about 5.
       




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