Descendants of James Campbell of Ulster, Ireland

Generation #3

John (2William Granville, 1James) Campbell

We are fortunate to benefit from a collection of notes recorded by Susannah Campbell from the Campbell Family Bible which was purchased by 1SG John Campbell in New Orleans during the Civil War.

John Campbell was born 6/26/1833 in Covington Co AL and is first enumerated with his family in the 1840 Covington Co AL Census. John grew up on the family farm with many of his 17 brothers and sisters but left home as a young man sometime after the 1850 Covington Co AL Census.

John is next found in the 1860 Wayne Co MS Census where he is listed as a "timber gatherer." In the interim between 1850 and 1860, John is believed to have lived and worked in Florida for the continually expanding railroad. It was in Florida, somewhere near the end of track, that John met his future wife and her family. And, he followed the Sammons Family to Wayne Co MS. On 10/26/1860 in Wayne Co MS, John married Luanzy Jane Sammons  b. 3/11/1841 Holmes Co FL.

John enlisted at the outbreak of the war in Co A "Gaines Invincibles," 6th Mississippi Infantry, rising to the rank of First Sergeant. This unit would later be re-designated as Co. A, 46th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, Grandpa John was paroled after the fall of Vicksburg. John's unit was exchanged after Vicksburg and re-enrolled on 10/24/1863 with the Army of the Tennessee. The following is a description of the unit's history:

Years ago that the sight of two full regiments gave the Federal Troops a scare and these were the 13th Mississippi and the 8th Louisiana. It was not long before we were in the battle of Leesburg. So we soon  learned that the Chance was given to see War in the true light, which we did but very few of the fine looking and brave young men ever returned to their loved ones at home. I desire to correct a saying that I have heard which I know is wholly false to wit: That it was a rich man's War and a poor man's fight! In this company we had young men of the wealthiest of the country and those of the poorest and they all fared alike and fought alike and there was no difference. They were like brothers in everything. It is hard to imagine the close and fine feelings that soon take possession of a company of soldiers when they are out battling with the enemy and sometimes with bad weather and short rations.

The GAINES INVINCIBLES was organized at Waynesboro on 17 October 1861, Angus Taylor, Capt. and other officers as shown before in this book. The company went to New Orleans and was later a part of a Mississippi Battalion and still later consolidated with us the Co. A, 46th Mississippi Regiment. The Capt. Angus Taylor was Sheriff of Wayne County at the time. This regiment was commanded by Col. Sears and it was in S. D. Lee's brigade and was in the battle along the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers under Brigade General W. E. Baldwin. This regiment was in the siege of Vicksburg and suffered severely from the battle, and want of supplies. After the surrender of Vicksburg which was July 4, 1863, on the 11th day of said month it was said the Regimental Colors which was the original flag of Gaines Invincibles were brought out from Vicksburg by Capt. Sublet wrapped around his body under his shirt. The men were all furloughed for 60 days to report at Enterprise and on the 24th day of October 1863 they were all reported exchanged. At that time they were ordered to support Gen. Bragg at Missionary Ridge. This regiment was from that time until the surrender in the Army of Tennessee and Georgia and participated in most of the great battles of the War. In one of the battles in which the Commander at that time T. D. Magee was killed special mention of three of this company is mentioned for bravery to wit: Capt. Nicholas Pace, Pvt. C. L. Nichols, Isaac Whatley. See Mississippi Official Register page 752. I have been unable to get up anything like a full roster of the Company. I don't know of any but one man that could give me any information. That is W. J. Overstreet. I know many of the Company and I know they were of the best men of the county.

Yours truly, W. J. Overstreet, Waynesboro, Miss. Route 7 Box 3. 

John returned home, reared 11 children of his own, and lived until 1907. John is known for being very industrious. With completion of the iron bridge over Yellow Creek (vic Woodwards MS), John built a country store, cotton gin, grist mill, and molasses mill to serve the local inhabitants. The vicinity of John Campbell's farm became the economic and social center of the local community.

John Campbell
June 26 1833
Dec 30 1907
Louanzy Campbell
Mch 11 1841
Sept. 26 1938
Campbell Family Bible:
John Campbell, son of William Granville and Elizabeth Campbell, was borned Wed. 9:00 PM, June 26, 1833.
1850 Federal Census: Wayne County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST    FIRST    AGE Sex Occup.      BIRTH
===================================================
35  35  Deshore William  45  M   Day Laborer GA
        Burns   Robert   31  M   Day Laborer AL
        Camel   John     26  M   Day Laborer AL
Campbell Family Bible:
John Campbell & Luanzy Jane Sammons were married Oct. 26. 1860. His age 27 yrs & 4 months. Her age 19 yrs seven months & 15 days.
John Campbell
Regiment Name 46 Mississippi Infantry.
Side Confederate
Company  A
Soldier's Rank_In  Corporal
Soldier's Rank_Out  1 Sergeant
-Enlistment November 25, 1861 at Waynesboro, MS as a 28 year old Corporal in Captain Angus Taylor's Company (Gaines Invincibles) of the Mississippi Volunteers
 -January and February 1862, he was "Absent on sick furlough
-On the 19th day of Feb 1862, he was granted a furlough for ten days. While at home he was taken with the measles and his furlough was extended 10 days from the 28th Feb 1862 by authority of the Adj. Genl. But, he returned and was paid on pay day" through May & June, 1862. when he was "Absent."

This document appears to contain John Campbell's signature.
Company Muster Roll for Jan & Feb, 1864.
The company in which he was enlisted was successively designated as:
-Captain Taylor's Company, Mississippi Volunteers;
-Company A, 6th Battalion Mississippi
Volunteers; and
-Company A, 46th Regiment Mississippi Infantry.

Name 

Relation

Marital Status

Gender

Race

Age

Birthplace

Occupation

Father's Birthplace

Mother's Birthplace

 John CAMPBELL 

 Self 

 M 

 Male 

 W 

 47 

 AL  

 Farming 

 SC 

 GA 

 L. J. CAMPBELL 

 Wife 

 M 

 Female 

 W 

 39 

 FL 

 Keeping House 

 SC 

 SC 

 Davis CAMPBELL 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 18 

 MS 

 Laborer 

  AL  

 FL 

 John CAMPBELL 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 16 

 MS 

 Laborer 

  AL  

 FL 

 Columbus CAMPBELL 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 11 

 MS 

  

  AL  

 FL 

 Elizabeth CAMPBELL 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 9 

 MS 

  

  AL  

 FL 

 James CAMPBELL 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 6 

 MS 

  

  AL  

 FL 

 Susan CAMPBELL 

 Dau 

 S 

 Female 

 W 

 4 

 MS 

  

  AL  

 FL 

 Franklin CAMPBELL 

 Son 

 S 

 Male 

 W 

 2 

 MS 

  

  AL  

 FL 

1900 Wayne County, Mississippi, Census
HN  FM   Last     First      Rel   Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP
=============================================================
33  33   Campbell John Sr.   Head  M   66  AL  SC  GA  Farmer
                  Louansa J. Wife  F   60  FL  SC  SC
                  Mary       Dau   F   19  MS  AL  FL
                  Susan      Dau   F   21  MS  AL  FL
                  Jessie     Son   M   16  MS  AL  FL
                  Addie      Son?  M?  13  MS  AL  FL
1910 Wayne County, Mississippi, Census
HN  FM   Last     First     Rel   Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP
==============================================================
 4   4   Campbell Louise    Head  F   67  FL  SC  SC  None
                  Susanna   Dau   F   35  MS  AL  FL
                  Mary      Dau   F   28  MS  AL  FL
                  Jessie    Son   M   25  MS  AL  FL  Checker
                  Addie     Dau   F   23  MS  AL  FL  Teacher
                  ?         D/Law F   25  MS  MS  MS
                  Lee       Son   M   31  MS  AL  FL  Sp?
                  ?         D/Law F   22  MS  MS  MS
                  ?         G/Dau F    8  MS  MS  MS
                  ?         G/Son M    ?  MS  MS  MS
1920 Wayne County, Mississippi, Census
HN  FM   Last     First     Rel   Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP
============================================================
221 237  Campbell Luanza    Head  F   78  FL  SC  NC  None
                  Susanna   Dau   F   44  MS  FL  MS  None
                  Mollie    Dau   F   39  MS  FL  MS  Mone
1930 Jones County, Mississippi, Census
HN   FM   Last     First     Rel   Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP
================================================================
1070 1133 Campbell Susannah Head   F   54  MS  AL  FL  Seamster
                   Mollie   Sis    F   49  MS  AL  FL  None
                   Louise   Mother F   89  FL  SC  SC  None

    Children

    1. Davis Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Davis Campbell born Sat. 9 AM, Sept. 28, 1861

    2. John Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
John Campbell born Wed. 8 PM, 1864

    3. William Peter Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Wm Peter Campbell born Friday 8 AM, July 6, 1866

    4. Columbus Campbell b. 10/11/1868 Wayne Co MS

    5. Elizabeth "Dumpy" Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Elizabeth Campbell born Jan 15th, 1871

    6. James Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
James Campbell born Mon. 3 AM, Apr. 7th, 1873

    7. Susannah "Sue Annie" Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Susannah Campbell born Sun. 10 PM, Oct 17th, 1875

    8. Franklin Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Frank Campbell born Wed. 3 AM, Jan. 24th, 1878

    9. Mary "Molly" Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Mary Campbell born Sun. 9 PM, May 22, 1881

    10. Jessie Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Jessie Campbell born Wed. 6 AM, Jan. 16, 1884

    11. Addie Campbell

Campbell Family Bible:
Addie Campbell born Tue. 10 PM, Dec. 28.1886

Generation #4

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