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Amelia Delilah Mikesell Campbell
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1813
Liberty
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1850
Boone County
Nebraska, USA

Amelia Delilah Mikesell Campbell was the daughter of John Aylor and Catherine Mikesell. She married Robert Campbell in Nauvoo, Illinois.

According to the diary of Martha Spence Heywood, a fellow emigrant in the 1850 Edward Hunter emigration company, Delilah was badly injured during an accident while crossing the plains from Iowa to Utah. She died from the injuries and was buried somewhere near Ash Hollow, Nebraska.

Martha Heywood's account:

"Sunday [August] <18th> [1850] Instead of enjoying ourselves by having a good meeting as we proposed & expected that Brother Hunters division would have met midway on the occasion they having camped about miles from us. but our fairy castle was destroyed by a rest day[.] preparing meals & washing dishes is not pleasant work in a rain storm out doors[.] during the day Brother [Robert] Campbell called to get some medicine for his wife [Amelia Mikesell Campbell] who was dangerously ill from jumping out of the waggon when coming down a bad place in Ash Hollow & since has continued feverish & in great pain[.] she had her infant in her

Tuesday [August] 20 [1850]. This morning the cry of the cattle [u] gone to the sink of (at least half) was anything but agreable, yesterday it rained nearly all day (making a two's days rain) which was the cause of the cattle straying. towards noon part of them were found[.] our divided of in parties going in all directions distances of 4 to 8 miles but before night they were all found through the efficiency of Brother [William Henry Harrison] Segar [Sagers] who proposed at noontime that if a horse would be loaned him he would warrant the finding the cattle. It so turned out they were found about ten miles from the camp. Mrs Campbell died yesterday & their division lost cattle to about the same am[oun]t that ours did & in like manner found them . . ."

Robert continued on to Utah with the couple's two young children, Catherine and Robert A. Widower Robert remarried to Mary Dalley and fathered a large family with her. He was a prominent LDS Church member and Salt Lake community figure and was known as a very skilled clerk and recorder.

Nothing is known about Catherine after her entry in the 1860 Utah census. Robert A. died in 1906 and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. 
 
Burial:
Ash Hollow
Boone County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Jay Greaves Burrup
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97165425
 


- Old Coot
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
Rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
 
 
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