|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1820|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1912|
Pamelia Allen Campfield McPherson was the third of six children born to Calvin Allen (1791-1854) and his wife Polly Leach Allen (1794-1843). Shortly after their marriage her parents moved from Massachusetts and helped to settle the village of Remsen in Oneida Co., NY. Calvin was a carpenter, building homes, barns, and coffins for his neighbors.
In 1838, Pamelia left her parents and accompanied her older sister and brother-in-law westward to the wilds of Michigan. Many years later she recounted her experiences in a memoir titled "Pioneer Life in Michigan," read at a meeting of the St. Clair Pioneer Society in 1904. Their journey west followed the Erie Canal to Buffalo, then by steamer to Detroit. The family first settled in a lumber camp in St. Clair Co., MI. There Pamelia met Andrew Jackson Campfield (1817-1851) whom she married on April 24, 1840. The couple settled on a farm near Clyde, St. Clair Co. and raised seven children: Allen Wesley (b. 1841), Julia Ann (b. 1843), Henrietta (b. 1844), Emily Adelia (b. 1845), Frances Virginia (b. 1847), and twins Ellen and Edwin (b. 1848).
Andrew Campfield died on May 11, 1852. On January 7, 1855, Pamelia Campfield married John McPherson (1826-1886), a young Scottish immigrant. Three children were born to this union: Charles Angus (b. 1855), Alvin Donald (b. 1858), and Mary Louise (b. 1860). John McPherson died in 1886. Pamelia lived with her daughter Mary Louise McPherson Hackett in Detroit. After Mary Louise's death in 1906, Pamelia lived with other family members, dying at the age of 91 years.
Andrew Jackson Campfield (1815 - 1851)
John McPherson (1826 - 1886)
Allen Wesley Campfield (1841 - 1922)*
Mary Louise McPherson Hackett (1860 - 1906)*
Grave reportedly unmarked.
St. Clair County
Maintained by: John W. Coffey
Originally Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35573546