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Christopher CAMPBELL

Male 1831 - 1904  (72 years)


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  • Name Christopher CAMPBELL 
    Born 20 May 1831  Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1904  Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      "The Evening Sentinel", Rochester IN, Monday, Jan. 25, 1904, reads as follows: "Ex-County Commissioner Christian CAMPBELL died at his home near Leiters Ford this morning after an illness of two years which finally resulted in paralysis of the nerves.

      He was nearly 73 years old and a widely known and useful citizen. He had been married 3 times and leaves a wife [Rebecca M. ZUCK CAMPBELL] and nine children, as follows: Mrs. Angie [CAMPBELL] LaMAR, Carmi,Ill.; James, John, Barch and Lucretia CAMPBELL, Mrs. Ulysses [A.] [Clara CAMPBELL] LEITER and Mrs. Wm. [Dottie CAMPBELL] YELTON, all of Leiters and Attorney C[harles] C. CAMPBELL, of this city; and Prof. A.A.CAMPBELL, Superintendent of the Peru schools. The funeral occurs Wednesday."

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      Christopher CAMPBELL was apparently a rather prominent citizen in Rochester, IN in the mid to late 1800s. Two county histories include biographies of him and his family.

      The following information is contained in Peattie, Elia W., "History of Fulton County," in The Pictorial Story of America, Chicago, IL: National Publishing Co., 1896, pp. 52-53:

      CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, of Aubbeenaubbee township, was born in Baltimore, Md., May 20, 1831. His parents were John and Clara (Barcher) CAMPBELL. The father [John CAMPBELL] was born in SCOTLAND in 1797, and died in White county, ILL., when nearly ninety years of age. He came to America when eighteen years of age. . . . In Baltimore John Campbell married Clara Barcher, who was born in Amsterdam, HOLLAND, in 1809. She died in White county, ILL., at the age of seventy-seven years. After the marriage of John and Clara Campbell they removed to Sandusky county, OHIO, where they lived nineteen years, and then (1853) came to Fulton county and settled in Aubbeenaubbee township, where they lived about six years. They then moved to southern ILLINOIS, where the remainder of their days was spent. They were members of the Presbyterian church, and pioneers of sterling qualities. They had the following children: Daniel, deceased; Christopher, Angus, John, Edward, deceased; Clara, Jeanette, Nancy, deceased; Sarah and Isabella. The subject of this personal mention [Christopher CAMPBELL] is the only one of the family now residing in Fulton county. He was about five years of age when his parents went to OHIO, in which state he grew to manhood, receiving a fair education in the old log school house. His youth was spent in aiding his father on the farm, and from boyhood he has followed farming. Along with his parents he came to this county in 1853, and under the parental roof he remained till he was married at the age of twenty-four years. Mr. CAMPBELL has been married three times. In 1855 he married Angeline SUTLEY, who bore him a daughter (Angeline, now the wife of O. P. LANNER, of White county, ILL.) Mr. CAMPBELL's second wife was Jeanette GILC[H]RIST, who bore him these children: John, deceased; James, and John. In 1867 Mr. CAMPBELL married Rebecca ZUCK, and unto this marriage the following children have been born: Charles C., Sarah, Albert, Clara, Barch and Lucretia. Mr. and Mrs. CAMPBELL are members of the Presbyterian church, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F. and is a demitted member of the Masonic fraternity. Politically Mr. CAMPBELL is a staunch republican. He cast his first presidential vote for John C. FREMONT. He has never aspired to political office, but has, however, served the county one term as county commissioner.

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      "FULTON COUNTY FOLKS" Vol. 2, p. 108, contains another sketch of the CAMPBELL family. Much of the information here is the same as before, but a few datails of interest follow:

      The saga of the Fulton County CAMPBELLs in this country goes back to an 18-year-old boy named John CAMPBELL, who arrived in Baltimore, Md., in 1815. Two years later, his parents two sisters, Jeanette and Isabella, and two brothers, Angus and Donald, followed...(Christopher) was known as a "Black Republican" because of his sympathy for the colored people and help with the underground railway through Fulton County...

      This account also contains a photograph of the John and Clara (BARCHER) family. Christopher, seated between his brother, Daniel, and his apears to be of rather average build, with a long, narrow face, a full beard and dark hair.

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      Although most records report Christopher's church affiliation as Presbyterian, one of the Misc. Record Books in the Fulton County Recorder's Office contains the minutes of the "M.E. Church" (Methodist Evangelical) in Aubbeenaubbee Twp. which states that Christopher CAMPBELL was elected to the Board of Trustees for that church 27 MAR 1875.

      Compiler received christening data, etc. for some of Christopher's children from a requested search of the records of the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, IN. There was no reference in those records to the GILCHRIST family or to the mother of James and John C. CAMPBELL.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Peatties "History of Fulton County, IN"; 1896, CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, p. 52; Fulton Co. Library, Rochester, IN
      2. "Fulton County Folks"; Vol 2, p. 108, "CRISTOPHER CAMPBELL FAMILY", Fulton Co. Lib. Rochester, IN
      3. "Fulton County Marriages"; Book B, p. 402; Co. Clerk; Rochester, IN.
      4. Tombstone Inscription, I.O.O.F. Cem., Leiters Ford, IN.
      5. "Newspaper Excerpts"[?]; page 180; "The Evening Sentinel," Rochester, IN. Obituary for "Christian" CAMBELL, Monday, Jan. 25, 1904. (Copy owned by compiler.)
      6. U.S. Census INDIANA; Fulton Co.; Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: 1860; p 113; #761/#761; MF #653-260; 1870; p 6; #49/#49; MF #593-316; 1880: ED #37; p 3; #23/#23; MF #T9-278; 1900; ED #34; p 1; #1/#1; (Barcher B. CAMPBELL, Enumerator); MF #623-372.
      7. "Index to Fulton County Court Records, 1836-1872," Nov. Term 1871; Civil Cases; p 436; Case #108; Jameson and Calkins, Attn.: State of INDIANA. Ex. Rel. James ROBERTSON vs Christopher CAMPBELL and James GILCHRIST on bond, summons 11-2-1871. (Second entry: p 432; #60; March Term, 1872.) Index on file: Fulton Co. Pub. Lib.; Rochester, IN.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Christopher Campbell
      Birth: May 20, 1831
      Death: Jan. 25, 1904, Fulton County, Indiana, USA . . .

      Family links: Spouses: Angeline Sutley Campbell (1838 - 1858), Jennett Gilchrist Campbell (1835 - 1865), Rebecca Mary Zuck Campbell (1840 - 1923); Children: Pearlie Campbell (____ - 1879), Charles Cisco Campbell (1868 - 1963), Clara N Campbell Leiter (1873 - 1958)

      Burial: Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana, USA
      Plot: Section 1, Row 17

      Created by: genealogyfever
      Record added: Feb 13, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 65613338
    Person ID I2671  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Family 1 Jennet GILCHRIST,   b. 16 Jun 1835, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1865, Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Marriage License 14 Jan 1860  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 19 Jan 1860  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John C. CAMPBELL,   b. 22 Jun 1861, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1865, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [Natural]
     2. James T. CAMPBELL,   b. 22 Apr 1863, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1939  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
     3. John B. CAMPBELL,   b. 09 Jul 1865, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1935, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 10:41:16 
    Family ID F1871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Angeline SUTLEY,   b. 15 Apr 1838, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1858, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years) 
    Marriage License 24 Oct 1856  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 30 Oct 1856  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 10:41:16 
    Family ID F13527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Rebecca Mary ZUCK,   b. 14 Dec 1840, Union County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1923, Kentland, Newton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage License 11 Mar 1867  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 14 Mar 1867  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 10:41:16 
    Family ID F13528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Christopher CAMPBELL

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: ChristopherCampbell event: Marriage event date: 19 Jan 1860 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 14 Jan 1860 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Janet Gilchrist spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: N L Lord page: 12 record number: reference: film number: 001871125 digital folder number: 004540526 image number: 00335 number of images: 1 batch number: M03026-8.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: ChristopherCampbell event: Marriage event date: 30 Oct 1856 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 24 Oct 1856 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Angeline Sutley spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: A L Lord page: 491 record number: reference: film number: 001871125 digital folder number: 004540526 image number: 00199 number of images: 1 batch number: M03026-8.

    3. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959: name: ChristopherCampbell event: Marriage event date: 14 Mar 1867 event place: , Fulton, Indiana other event place: registration place: , Fulton, Indiana, United States marriage license date: 11 Mar 1867 residence: gender: Male age (estimated): number of prior marriages: race: birth date: birthplace: father's name: mother's name: spouse's name: Rebecca Mary Zuck spouse's residence: spouse's gender: Female spouse's age (estimated): spouse's number of prior marriages: spouse's race: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: informant's name: officiator's name: John M Dressler page: 402 record number: reference: film number: 001871125 digital folder number: 004540526 image number: 00532 number of images: 1 batch number: M03026-8.