The Death of John Campbell, Son of  Pioneer James Campbell 


From Chalkleys Augusta Co. Records, Vol. 2, page 72 re. William Baxter vs. James Campbell Sr. and John Swearingen from a bill filed in Ohio Co. Va. court, March 6, 1797

  James Campbell bought from Nathaniel Tomelstone claim on Harmons Creek.  Philip Beall (Note1) deposed April 17, 1798 in Holidays Cove (Note 2)  that he knew the land in 1772-73. John, son of James Campbell, made the purchase in 1773. Beal helped John Campbell to raise a cabin. George and others drove them away. James Campbell Jr., represented his father in the case. Margaret Langford (Note 3) daughter of James Campbell Sr. made a deposition. James Campbell Sr. in 1799 is about 80. James Campbell Jr. deposes in Brook County May 31, 1798 that in the spring of 1773 he and his brother John Came to Ohio County  -- bought the land from Tomlinson and improved it. John was drowned in 1773. James Campbell Jr. was administrator of his brother John Sept. 21, 1775 Augusta County-Minutes Fort Dunmore.


1. Philip Beall or Bell is the father of Jane Beall Campbell, wife of Alexander Campbell son of James Campbell Sr.

2. Part of present day Weirton West Va.

3. This is Langfitt wife of William Langfitt.

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