|Birth: ||1831, Ireland|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1888|
Daughter of a small linen mill owner/farmer Robert Morrell. Margaret was born circa 1813 in Ballyquin townland between Limavady and Dungiven Co.Derry Ireland. Emigrated with her family to America from Derry port 2nd.June 1843 to Philadelphia arriving there July 14th 1843.Family went to Ohio and on 3rd. of August 1846 her father Robert (then aged 66) signed a Declaration of Intent to become American citizen. Margaret would have been about 12 years old when she left Ireland.In later years she wrote a vivid account (for a school project) of her memories of Ireland.She became the wife of, Rev. Erasmus Sydnaham Campbell whom she married on May 11, 1864 in Jackson, Madison Co. Tennessee.
The name spelling varied a lot sometimes Morrell, Murell or even in later stages in America descendants used name Murrelle. The Morells would have been French Huguenot Protestants displaced from France during the religious wars there in the 16th century in particular. The family probably found its way to Ireland via England and Scotland though it is just possible they came direct as the linen industry was flurishing in the northern part of Ireland circa 1690-1700. By the 1840's the linen industry was failing thus suggesting the need for the family to head off for America to seek better fortune.
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Erasmus Sydnaham Campbell (1813 - 1883)*
Old Shiloh Burying Ground
Maintained by: Michael A. Higgins
Originally Created by: Lin
Record added: May 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26805886
From an Irish descendant of the Morrell families of Ballyquin/Terrydremont Limavady Co. Derry (2011).|
Michael A. Higgins
Added: Apr. 8, 2011