|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1837|
King and Queen County
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1925|
He attended Rumford Academy and Richmond College. His bride was Janett Latane. In 1858 he left Virginia for Iowa and in 1860 went to Colorado to dig for gold. In 1862 he returned to Virginia and joined the Essex Light Dragoons. Riding with Stuart around McClellan, he met in battle at Old Church a Yankee trained in saber at West Point. A severe conflict ensued between the two, ending in the disarming and submission of the invader. When the loser showed no understanding of how it became, Campbell declared it was because he was left-handed. The Yank concurred. Described as the bravest of the brave, he fought in many battles and was wounded at Gettysburg. After the War he was a partner in a country store in Dunnsville. In 1891 and 1892 he was elected to the Virginia State Legislature from the counties of Essex and King and Queen. He served two terms.
"They boarded with Dr. Williams Jefferies at Dunnsville and afterwards bought a home in the village. He was fond of entertaining, and they had many friends at "Campbelton" as he called his home.
He described the characteristics of his Campbell ancestors as "sober conscientious men of strong religious tendencies" with "the traits of typical Scotchmen: earnest, accurate, dogmatic, with high standards of life and a great fondness for learning and literature." All in his family of Campbells had black hair and blue or grey eyes. Their hair turned white very early and almost all
the older men had snow white hair. He never saw a bald headed Campbell. The Campbells are buried at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery near Dunnsville, Essex County, Virginia. His very interesting autobiography was published in the William and Mary Quarterly in 1929."
Jannette Roane Ritchie Latane Campbell (1843 - 1880)*
Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Aug 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21178090