Campbell was the son of Joseph Longley and Priscilla Patterson. He married Sarah Ann Henry on July 26, 1838 in Washington County, Texas.
He was the father of ten children including William Preston, the notorious Texas outlaw, otherwise known as "Wild Bill Longley". Although Campbell loved his son very much it is reported that he did not approve of his life style.
Mr. Longley was a Christian, a Mason, and a veteran of the Texas Revolutionary War. On April 6, 2002, a bronze medallion was placed at his grave site by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Tombstone inscription: A Texas Veteran gone to rest, Beloved by those who knew him best.
Do unto other men as you would have them to do unto you.
1860: Living in Washington County, Texas with spouse and six children. 1870: Living in Bell County, Texas with spouse and five children. 1880: Living in Precinct 2, Bell, Texas with spouse and three children. 1900: Living in Precinct 3, Lampasas, Texas, widowed, with married son's family. =========================================
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I am a great great grand daughter of his daughter, Martha Jane, who was married to William Carnes, whose one of their children was my great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Carnes. My grandmother, Ida Tidwell, was one of her daughters. -
Kallie Jurgens Added: Mar. 23, 2015