Posted By:Barbara Galbreath
Subject:Re: Rev. John Campbell NC>SC>GA>MS d. 1826
Post Date:July 04, 2000 at 17:54:35
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Nancy: The 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia: lists Campbell, John (Reverend) #1703/B/Washington Co.; also, noted was a John Campbell #998/BB/Hancock Co., Ga. *This makes me believe that John Campbell,Sr. must have been in Georgia before that.
Family Heads 1805 Georgia: states Campbell, John, Hancock Cty, granted passport and moved to Mississippi with family. As you noted in Posting: Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823, Dorothy Williams Potter: (p.229) shows...Rev. John Campbell..with his family, consisting of his wife, two children and two servants...emigrating to the County of Wilkinson in the Miss. Terr....thro the Creek Nation ...Order taken 22nd Nov. 1808.
According to this information and a look at an early map, you will see that he migrated along the southern part of Ga/Ala and Ms to reach Wilkinson Co which borders Louisiana. In checking, you will find that Amite co. orginated from part of Wilkinson Co.
Will probated 23 Oct 1826: Exrs., Sons: John and William; other listings of Administration records also available.
Note: According to the 1820 census of Mississippi---Amite co., p.24, ---there were 7 sons and 1 dau. between 10-16 yrs. old.
Wife and daughter's name is unknown at this time. They are not mentioned in the Will so it is possible that they had died before that. Barbara