Descendants of James Campbell
Revised October 12, 2002.
Data added September 11, 2014 by Myrtle Bridges
Original research of the James Campbell family is done by Carolyn Sutton Clark of Cushing OK, daughter of
Sylvia Campbell & Homer Alva Sutton. Additional findings are shared by Brenda.
The Descendants of Lucinda Campbell (3rd Gen.) is submitted by Jennifer B. Kennicutt.
If you have any research data connecting to this family please email Myrtle.
I found the James Campbell genealogy at the Richmond County website along with the other wonderful
entries that you have done. I can give you some info on Richard Leake. His wife was Elizabeth Hill,
daughter of John and Elizabeth of Hanover County. Daughter Susannah married James Campbell. Richard
Leake was in Lunenburg County Virginia before moving to Anson County and when the county was divided,
was in the part that became Richmond. He is mentioned many times in the records of both counties and
died in 1784 in Orange County.
His grandson was named executor of his will. HIs name was Walter Slaughter, my 4th great grandfather.
His son, Richard Slaughter, was also named in his will, as well as James Campbell and daughter Susannah.
Richard Leake was the son of William Leake and Mary Bostick and was christened at St. Peter's Parish,
in New Kent County, Virginia on December 13, 1702. His childhood years were spent at the family home
at Rocky Springs in Henrico County. Timothy Mask was the brother of Judith Mask, who married Walter Leake,
brother of Richard. Bob Taylor
September 10, 2014 JAMES CAMPBELL 1720/ SON RICHARD
Posted below is a recent message from Joan. It may help Campbell / Leake Researchers. Good Luck, Myrtle
A good friend of mine, Linda ORouke, did research on Richard and being that we both had a Campbell line
in Hickman Co TN., shared her finds with me. I find many near hits online and thought you might be interested
in some of the things we ran down. I enjoy your site and all the information you have shared.
Linda sent me a copy of Richard Leake's will and we really had some questions with it. He died in 1784 and
mentioned many of his grandchildren by name. Richard was not referred to as a grandchild.....he would have
been 26 at that time and I think, received slaves or a slave. This is from memory. We both felt that he was
the husband of Susannah Leake.
James Sr was not included in this will by name or as referenced as a husband. They had the two children Mary
and James. He married Rachel Smith in Oct 1784 (have a copy of the record) in Richmond CO NC, so would assume
Susannah had died that year and before her father's will was written.
BUT....before that....he stated in his RW app that he enlisted the first time in 1775 and resided in Montgomery
CO NC at that time. On discharge in 1777 he returned to his father's house in Montgomery for one week, then
re enlisted in the State Service. Also in that app is a letter written by his brother James Jr, who was living
in Williamsport, Williamson CO TN., where he stated he remembered Richard coming home from service. Williamson
CO TN is also where Rachel Smith's father died in 1824 but getting ahead of myself.
As a timeline for Richard, he is known to have been in Montgomery CO NC 1777 with his father. Married Susannah
approx 1781. Married Rachel Smith 1784 Richmond CO NC. Listed in the 1790 census Richmond with Jas SR and Jas JR
a few pages over.
Moved to Fairfield CO SC by 1800 with his brother James Jr and father and some of Rachel's brothers. Rachel also
had a sister, Smithie, (listed in their father's will) that married James, son of Richard and Susannah and they
were also there.
In 1806 Richard sold 120 acres to Amos Arledge for $350...witnessed by Rachel and Smithie. Some say he received
land as RW payment or a NC Grant in SC but I have not located that. 80 acres of the 120 acres had been granted
to a Robert McCostes? before Richard had it, so sounds like he purchased this parcel.
This acreage was located
on Thorntree Creek. in Dist 6, Fairfield CO SC, in the area of Longtree, next to the Kershaw CO boundry line,
NE of Ridgeland. Finally have him located in SC! Explains why he was found in the Kershaw CO records....Kershaw
County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1791-1799 by Brent Holcomb..."Kershaw was formed in 1791 from
counties of Fairfield, Lancaster and Richland. The seat of Kershaw CO was and is the town of Camden"K. Record
dated 12 Aug, 1795...Richard Cambell vs Thomas Daugherty, Att....We find for the Plantiff L 17:10 with lawfull
interest on the Different notes of hand with costs of Suit. Alex'r C Carruth, foreman
He and Rachel, along with her brothers, made the move to Williamson CO TN. Richard had around 60 acres there
that he bought. His brother James Jr apparently went with him, which seemed to indicate their father had died.
His son James and Smithie did not make the move until their land was sold about 1816.
Several of Richard's children are in the marriage records in Williamson CO. By 1820 his son Hiram is listed in
Hickman CO TN. Richard sold out and moved into that area by 1830. By 1840 he and his sons and SIL's all had
land adjoining one another and take up a whole page in the census. This info was obtained from Fairfield CO SC
deeds, Williamson CO Deed Books,Platts, census, wills, and court record research Hickman and Perry CO TN.
In all of this, my line of Campbell did show a DNA match but was 18 years younger than Richard, so not his brother
William that many have listed. This William was born 1776 in NC but could not prove he could have been the son of
that brother. My William did name his last son Richard. Hope this wasn't too confusing.
Both Montgomery and Richmond NC came out of Anson Co 1790. On 23 May 1772 a land entry was made for James Campbell
for "400 acres on both sides of the Little River, of the great Pee Dee"and issued 23 June 1774, Grant # 714, MARS
# 220.127.116.1164, in Anson CO. This area is located on the East side of the Pee Dee River. In 1761 a John Smith
bought land from a William Smith also on the "Little River", Anson CO. Montgomery Co took the Northern part of
Anson, Richmond the "area East of the Pee Dee River". The only other Campbell in that area was a Farquhard Campbell,
who received a land grant in 1797 for 100 acres "West side of South fork of Little River" and 100 acres "East side
of North Fork of Little River". This was much later than the grant James received so don't know if he was related.
There are accounts reported of Loyalist and Tories burning houses in the Little River area in the NC archives.
Conclusion is that Richard and James Sr did not move but that the county was divided, putting them in Richmond for
the 1790 census. Being that this area borders the SC line, it is easier to see why they moved down to Fairfield CO,
SC by 1800. Joan Williams
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES1 CAMPBELL was born Abt. 1720. He married SUSANNAH LEAK, daughter of RICHARD LEAK. She was born
Notes for JAMES CAMPBELL:
(Theory only:) Susannah Leak's mother may have been Susannah Hill. The Hills, Masks & Leaks probably
emigrated to Richmond County, NC from Hanover County VA. The 1733 Hanover Co., VA estate settlement of
John Hill (Eliza Hill his widow) shows "paid orphans of John Hill as follows: Timothy Mask, George Jones,
Richd Leake (as sons-in-law and guardians for one or more of the Hill children?), Jno Hill, Susan Hill,
David Hill and James Hill."
James Campbell and Susannah had the following children:
James Campbell Jr.; William Campbell; Richard Campbell (b. abt. 1758). Richard Campbell married about 1781
Susannah ... and were parents of: Mary Campbell (b. abt. 1783) and James (b. abt. 1785) Richmond County
Record - Issue 19 pg 363, December 1994
Children of JAMES CAMPBELL and SUSANNAH LEAK are:
i. JAMES JR.2 CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1752.
ii. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1756.
2. iii. RICHARD CAMPBELL, b. March 20, 1758, probably Anson Co., NC; d. June 30, 1844, Hickman County, Tenn.
Generation No. 2
2. RICHARD2 CAMPBELL (JAMES1) was born March 20, 1758 in probably Anson Co., NC, and died June 30, 1844 in
Hickman County, Tenn.. He married (1) SUSANNAH Abt. 1781. He married (2) RACHEL SMITH October 1789. She
was born 1762 in SC, and died April 1852 in Perry Co., TN. Read her father's will here
Generation No. 3
Notes for RICHARD CAMPBELL:
Richard Campbell's bible record was included in his application for a pension for his services in the Revolution.
Richard Campbell fought only minor skirmishes with the Tories while in service. He enlisted 2 separate times.
After his first enlistment was up he returned to his father's home. When asked about discharge papers he made
this statement. "My discharge was burnt in my father's house by the Tories. I returned home from this place to
Montgomery Co in the State of N.C. where I remained not more than a week in my fathers? Home. I could not stay,
the Tories they had vowed to kill me" Lieutenant Richard Campbell (Source: Some Tennessee Heroes of The
Revolution", Third Pamphlet Pg 64
Richard Campbell applied for revolutionary pension in 1833 while living in part of Hickman Co TN which became
Perry Co. He resided in Montgomery Co NC when he re-enlisted within a week in Crawford, Love and Williams North
Carolina regiment. Then served as First Lieutenant in Captain Douglass Company in Lytles North Carolina Regiment
until the close of the war.
Richard Campbell's application referred to his first marriage to Susannah, her maiden name not being given, and
to his two children by her, Mary and James. Richard Campbell married Rachel Smith in Oct 1789 in Rockingham NC.
The widow Rachel Campbell secured pension on her application in 1849, at which time she was 80 years of age
and living in Perry Co TN In 1852 Rachael mentioned her age as 80 without explanation of the discrepancy.
Children of RICHARD CAMPBELL and SUSANNAH are:
i. MARY3 CAMPBELL, b. February 28, 1783, Richmond County, N.C..
ii. JAMES CAMPBELL, b. March 19, 1785, Richmond County, N.C..
Children of RICHARD CAMPBELL and RACHEL SMITH are:
iii. HIRAM3 CAMPBELL, b. April 11, 1790, Richmond County, N.C.; m. POLLY HILBURN, February 22, 1816.
iv. SMITHY CAMPBELL, b. December 16, 1791; d. 1860, Missouri or Arkansas; m. WILLIAM B. HILBURN.
v. JOHN CAMPBELL, b. August 09, 1793, Fairfield County, S.C.; m. NANCY HILBURN, August 08, 1817.
vi. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, b. August 27, 1795; m. RICHARD HILBURN, December 26, 1816.
3. vii. RICHARD JR. CAMPBELL, b. April 30, 1797; d. Prob. Douglas County, Missouri.
viii. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, b. July 11, 1799.
ix. WILEY CAMPBELL, b. December 28, 1804.
x. TUBAL CAMPBELL, b. 1806; m. NANCY.
3. RICHARD JR.3 CAMPBELL (RICHARD2, JAMES1) was born April 30, 1797, and died in Prob. Douglas County,
Missouri. He married (1) RACHEL. He married (2) FRANCES NEELY December 12, 1819. She was born 1800.
Notes for RICHARD JR. CAMPBELL:
This couple lived in Perry Co., Tennessee in 1850.
Children of RICHARD CAMPBELL and FRANCES NEELY are:
i. RICHARD H.4 CAMPBELL, b. 1820; m. (1) MICHAEL BARBER; m. (2) MARY W. JAGGERS, August 20, 1858.
ii. ALFRED CAMPBELL, b. 1823.
4. iii. JEREMIAH LAMAR CAMPBELL, b. 1826; d. March 28, 1865.
iv. ASA CAMPBELL, b. 1829.
5. v. LUCINDA CAMPBELL, b. 1832, Perry County, Tenn..
vi. MARY A. CAMPBELL, b. 1834, Perry County, Tenn.; m. JOHN HOPPER.
Generation No. 4
4. JEREMIAH LAMAR 'JERRY'4 CAMPBELL (RICHARD JR.3, RICHARD SR.2, JAMES1) was born 1826 in
Perry County, Tenn., and died March 28, 1865 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.. He married
NANCY E. STEWART May 01, 1849.
Notes for JEREMIAH LAMAR 'JERRY' CAMPBELL:
Jerry Campbell entered service with the Union in the Civil War on the 26th December 1863 at
Springfield, Green County, Missouri. He was a Private in Company K-2nf Arkansas Calvary Volunteers.
He died during the Civil War and is buried in the Mississippi River National
Cemetery - Section 1 - Grave 10 - In Memphis, Scehby County, Tenn. In 1850 he was newly
married and living in Perry County, Tenn. In 1860 they were in Stoddard County, Missouri
and had 4 children. After Jerry died, Nancy was in Webster County, Missouri in 1870 and
still had 5 children.
Children of JEREMIAH CAMPBELL and NANCY STEWART are:
i. SARAH E.5 CAMPBELL, b. 1850; m. FRANK PERRY.
ii. RICHARD CHARLES CAMPBELL, b. 1851; d. 1919; m. (1) SARAH ANN RANDALL; m. (2) BETTY ANN SEWELL.
5. LUCINDA4 CAMPBELL (RICHARD JR.3, RICHARD SR.2, JAMES1) was born 1832 in Perry County, Tenn..
She married ELIJAH J. BROWN May 31, 1866.
Child of LUCINDA CAMPBELL is:
6. i. JAMES MONROE5 CAMPBELL, b. June 28, 1859, MO; d. June 11, 1929, Sand Springs, Tulsa Co., OK.
Child of LUCINDA CAMPBELL and ELIJAH BROWN is:
ii. LORANZO5 BROWN, b. Abt. 1867.
Generation No. 5
6. JAMES MONROE5 CAMPBELL (LUCINDA4, RICHARD JR.3, RICHARD SR.2, JAMES1) was born June 28, 1859
in MO, and died June 11, 1929 in Sand Springs, Tulsa Co., OK. He married LILLIAN SUSAN HILTON
January 21, 1890 in Douglas Co. MO, daughter of AUSTIN HYLTON and SARAH BOWMAN. She was born
June 11, 1873 in Floyd County, VA, and died April 12, 1956 in Tulsa, OK.
Notes for JAMES MONROE CAMPBELL:
James Monroe Campbell was born out of wedlock to Lucinda Campbell. She later married Elijah J. Brown
and they had a child together named Loranzo. James did not want to change his name and kept Campbell.
Lucinda would'nt tell who the father was and remained with her parents until her marriage to Mr. Brown.
James Monroe Campbell had 2 daughters from a marriage, before marrying Lillian Susan Hilton (Lillie).
He and Lillian had to sneak off to get married as she was so much younger than him and lied
about her age on her marriage license as she was only 16 and
had to be 18 to be of age. They couple lived in Mansfield, Wright Co., MO.
More About LILLIAN SUSAN HILTON:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery
Children of JAMES CAMPBELL and LILLIAN HILTON are:
7. i. FRANCES ELIZABETH6 CAMPBELL, b. November 06, 1890, Idomea, Douglas Co., MO; d. October 09, 1974.
ii. EDNA BELLE CAMPBELL, b. January 29, 1894, Idomea, Douglas Co., MO; d. June 07, 1966, Alton, OK;
m. MACK MILLER, May 13, 1914.
iii. IDA HAZEL CAMPBELL, b. May 07, 1897, Idomea, Douglas Co., MO; m. DEWEY HOLLY, January 08, 1914.
iv. MADGE EDITH CAMPBELL, b. January 08, 1901, Choska, OK ( on route from MO); m. GERALD KNIGHT,
February 12, 1920.
v. OTIS NEWTON CAMPBELL, b. February 19, 1904, Stroud, Lincoln Co. OK; d. December 27, 1980.
vi. SUSAN OKLAHOMA CAMPBELL, b. May 05, 1907; m. MACK FRYE.
vii. CHRISTY CAMPBELL, b. May 07, 1909; d. 1909.
viii. JAMES ODELL CAMPBELL, b. June 28, 1911, Stroud, Lincoln Co. OK; m. DEXTER LOONEY, February 03, 1933.
ix. THEODORA MARGARET CAMPBELL, b. January 09, 1914, Tulsa, OK; m. WILLIS BETTIS, July 30, 1946.
Generation No. 6
7. FRANCES ELIZABETH6 CAMPBELL (JAMES MONROE5, LUCINDA4, RICHARD JR.3, RICHARD SR.2, JAMES1) was born
November 06, 1890 in Idomea, Douglas Co., MO, and died October 09, 1974. She married
(1) JASPER ALEXANDER HARMON May 12, 1912. He was born December 04, 1880, and died
June 20, 1918 in Tulsa, OK. She married (2) JOHN THOMAS ARMSTRONG November 02, 1920.
More About FRANCES ELIZABETH CAMPBELL:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
More About JASPER ALEXANDER HARMON:
Burial: Clinton Oaks, Tulsa, OK
Children of FRANCES CAMPBELL and JASPER HARMON are:
i. LEE ALEXANDER7 HARMON, b. February 26, 1913, Stroud, Lincoln Co., OK; d. November 05, 1997,
Glenpool, Tulsa Co., OK; m. LILLIAN MAE HOWARD; b. January 11, 1918, Cleveland Osage Co., OK.
ii. IMOGENE HARMON, b. July 21, 1915, Stroud, Lincoln Co. OK; m. FLOYD SMITH, July 10, 1946.
iii. GLEN ALLEN HARMON, b. July 22, 1917, Tulsa, OK; m. (1) UNA MEEKS, January 26, 1945;
m. (2) GERALDINE GILES NORRIS, August 14, 1976.
iv. RUBY L. HARMON, b. November 28, 1918, Tulsa, OK; m. (1) WOODY LOFTON, September 16, 1938;
m. (2) GLEN MOORE, May 19, 1962; m. (3) JOE HOWARD, June 13, 1977.
Children of FRANCES CAMPBELL and JOHN ARMSTRONG are:
v. JUNE FRANCES7 ARMSTRONG, b. July 06, 1921.
vi. DOROTHY MAY ARMSTRONG, b. January 23, 1924.
vii. SAMUEL J. ARMSTRONG, b. December 31, 1927.
viii. JONDINE G. ARMSTRONG, b. May 03, 1931.
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