The Daniel Douglas and Campbell Families
September 11, 2004. Myrtle Bridges



The Daniel Douglas and Campbell Families
Daniel Douglas, son of Robt. and Margaret McCutcheon Douglas was born abt. 1735 Glasgow, Lanark, Scot., 
died 1816 Richmond County, No. Carolina Daniel m. Effie McLean. They settled originally in what is 
now the Laurinburg, N.C. area, migrating to Chesterfield Co., S. Carolina, then Richmond County, N.C. 
abt.1784. Their children: Angus Douglas,  born 1759 Scotland, died June 30, 1819 m. 1793 Sarah Curry; 
Donald Douglas, born 1762 died 1812; Christian Douglas, b. abt. 1765 Scotland died 1839. She married 
John Campbell; Catharine Douglas born abt. 1769 married unknown McRae; Mary Douglas, born abt. 1771 
m. unknown McCaskill [May have been Peter McCaskill d. 1827]; Flora Douglas, born Janunary 10, 1781 
Richmond Co., N.C. died September 3, 1850 Neshoba County, Miss.; Margaret Douglas, b. June 3, 1788 
d. Jan 12, 1860, m. John Graham Wilkinson; Duncan Douglas, b. Sept 6, 1790 Richmond Co., N.C., died 
July 27, 1858, Chesterfield County, S.C., m. [1] Margaret McLaurin, [2]  Mary Hancock; Effie Douglas, 
b. 1797 m.[1] Murdock McDonald and  [2] Malcom Smith. Source: "Scattered Seed - Genealogical 
Research Data of Southeastern North Carolina" - Bridges   Source of McDonald data: Carol Shrader
John & Christian Campbell of Richmond County, NC
In 1793 John, James & William Campbell emigrated from Skye, Scotland on the vessel "Scotia" and 
traveled to Richmond County [now Scotland] in N.C. At first they settled near the communities  of 
Laurinburg and Wagram. John Campbell, born 1769 married Christian Douglass, the daughter of Daniel 
Douglass and Effie McLean. In 1793, during the Voyage from Skye Christian gave birth to a son whom 
they named Daniel Douglass Campbell. John and Christian Campbell's four daughters were born in North 
Carolina. The oldest  was Mary, born 1794, married ... McLeod. Mary was the mother of Judge Daniel 
McLeod in Walton County in Florida; Sarah, born abt. 1795, married Hugh McLean. The 1860 Census of 
Walton County, Fla. shows: Hugh McLean 60, b. N.C., Sarah McLean 60, Nancy McLean 28, Abigail McLean 
24, and Christian McLean. 26; Jeanette Campbell was born 1796; Christian, named after her mother and 
was born in August 1797. She married Neill McLennan, Sr. in c.1813. Christian died 1871 in Texas. 
John Campbell died Oct.1808 at the age of 39 and is buried in McGill Cemetery near Wagram. His young 
wife Christain, may have married a McPhail after John's death. (last will and testament of Daniel 
Douglass). John's brother, James continued west with his family to Mississippi. The third brother, 
William Campbell settled in North Carolina. There he had a son, Angus Campbell born in 1805, who 
married Catherine Morrison, the daughter of  Malcom Morrison and Margaret Douglass.

Daniel D. Campbell m. 1828 Nancy Anna McLean, daughter of Daniel K. McLean. It is said that in the 
year 1818 he and Neill McLennan, his brother-in-law, the husband of Christian Campbell, rode out of 
Richmond County, N.C. destined for Pensacola, Fla. Daniel and his mother Christian were granted first 
and second land grants in Walton County, Fla. The 1860 Census of Walton County, Florida shows: Daniel 
D. Campbell 66, b. on the sea, Nancy 52, b. N.C., John L. 27, b. Fla., Floria Ann 23, Sarah 19, Margaret 
16, Jennitha 15, Abigail A. 15, Nancy 11, Issabell 9, William 17, Angus 6, and Eliza 6. Daniel and 
Nancy's son William L. Campbell m. Ellen Marzee Gage and is said to have left Florida for Texas between 
1872 and 1874. William and Ellen Campbell had three daughters: Margaret Elizabeth Campbell, b. Feb. 9, 
1874, Sarah Jeanette Campbell, b. Sept. 12, 1875 and Mary Ellen Campbell, b. Jan. 5, 1876.

Neill McLennan was a son of John McLennan and Catherine McKinnon. By 1839 he was a Texas Ranger and 
living in Bosque Valley, TX. Neill and Christian McLennan had six children: John McLennan, b. abt. 
1814, m. Cora Wilson; Christian McLennan, b. abt. 1815, m. Neill Robinson. Neill R. was killed by 
a horse; Catharine McLennan, b. abt. 1818 m. Lee R. Davis; Neill Jr. McLennan, b. abt. 1820 m. Dorotha 
Snell; Duncan McLennan, born abt. 1830, m. Rebecca Snell; Locklin McLennan, born 1835, Florida d.1860 unm.  
Source: Journal of the Clan Campbell Society Spring 1991 - Vol. 18 p. 12-18

  

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