Does anyone know if a living male Campbell who "traces back" to Henry Campbell (married to a Charity) or George Campbell of Amherst Co., VA has taken the Y chromosome DNA test? Per what I see on the internet, there has never been any proof as to whether those two "contemporaries" in Amherst Co., VA were or were not related to one another.
There was also a Hugh Campbell and a Neil Campbell in Amherst Co., VA in the late-1700s. Does anyone know how/if they "connect" to either Henry or George Campbell? In addition, there was a Lawrence Campbell who was a witness on the Will of Henry Campbell (and some have suggested that Lawrence MIGHT have been a brother of Henry Campbell).
There was an Elizabeth Campbell who married Robert Kyle of Albemarle Co., VA in the early-mid-1700s (the part of Albemarle that became Buckingham Co., VA in 1761). That Elizabeth Campbell is said by some researchers to have been a daughter of an "early" Hugh Campbell (so I wonder if that "early" Hugh Campbell was related to the later/younger Hugh Campbell who was in Amherst Co., VA....see below)? A daughter of Robert Kyle and Elizabeth Campbell married Moses Higginbotham, and Moses HIgginbotham had a brother who was named James Higginbotham....and James married a daughter of the above-referenced Henry Campbell and his wife Charity. So...does this imply that the "early" Hugh Campbell (whose daughter had married Robert Kyle) was probably related to Henry Campbell of Amherst Co., VA?
Finally, in 1810, there was a David Davidson who was on the Campbell Co., VA census. His neighbors were Cornelius Campbell and Lewis Campbell, and they both descended from Henry Campbell and Charity. David Davidson was apparently a son of William Davidson and Martha Baker of Botetourt Co., VA (that couple had lived in the Buckingham/Prince Edward Co., VA area earlier). Some of the sons of Robert Kyle and Elizabeth Campbell also moved to Botetourt, and records show that they were closely associated with William Davidson there. I SUSPECT (albeit no proof) that David Davidson married a Miss Campbell, and that is probably why his neighbors in 1810 were Cornelius and Lewis Campbell. As a matter of fact, there was a court case (around 1813, as I recall) where a John Davidson was attempting to obtain some of the land that the above-referenced Hugh Campbell and Neil Campbell had owned in Amherst Co., VA, and it appears that this John Davidson was a likely son of the above David Davidson. I don't know why John Davidson would have thought that he had any right to that land, unless his mother was a Miss Campbell from that same overall Campbell family. I note that the Hugh Campbell who was in Amherst Co., VA (and again, he was apparently the second/younger Hugh Campbell in this overall "mix") married the widowed daughter of Neil Campbell (and that is why the "Neil Campbell land" in Amherst Co., VA was eventually owned by his son-in-law Hugh Campbell). By the time that John Davidson attempted in court to obtain that land (some or all it), the land had been purchased by Pulliam Sandridge (and Hugh Campbell and his wife had left VA).
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