|Birth: ||May 7, 1790|
|Death: ||May 7, 1847|
son of James "Big Jimmy" Campbell, a revolutionary War Soldier, and Gennett Allison
Information from Altha Odom, 10 May 1998, 4314 Harvard, Midland, TX 79703: James Campbell Jr. was born 7 May 1790 in Knox Co., TN, the son of James Campbell Sr. (born 15 Feb 1759, died Apr 1844 in Knox Co., TN) and Janet Allison Campbell (born 1756 and died after 1850 in TN.) James Jr. married Mary Stuart about 1816. Mary was born 4 Mar 1793 in VA and died 1857 in Lamar Co., TX. James and Mary had a son named Robert Alexander Campbell (born 29 Sep 1823 in Knox Co., TN and died 1860-1870 in Upshur Co., TX. Robert married Mary Stubblefield (born about 1839 in Tishomingo Co., MS and died 1862-1865 in either Upshur or Camp Co., TX.)
War Notes Rank
War of 1812
Campbell Cemetery contains 1 1/2 acres sold for $2.50, on Sept. 21, 1906, by executors James H. Hood and Walter Hood, Lamar County Deed Records Book 82, p.205. Located about 6 miles southwest of Paris. Take Highway 137, then turn right (west) off of 137 onto Farm Market Road 1506, toward Ambia. It is located at the dead end of County Road 22910 in Block 47 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. The cemetery is about 1/4 mile, through a brick entrance to the lane leading to the T. V. Roberts house, on the right hidden within a cedar grove and very difficult to see. It is near the Atlas community in the southwest quadrant of the county and contains more than 120 known graves, with many unidentified not counted. The oldest burial is that of Andrew Campbell in 1843. The cemetery was recorded by Tony and Elizabeth Booth on 31 January 1971.
Also found in the Daughters of the American Revolution Cemetery Collection compiled in 1940, parts of which were donated by the Joseph Ligon Chapter of Paris and copied by Sallie Lee Lightfoot of Paris. The book was located in the Corsicana Genealogical Library, Corsicana, TX., and copied by Betsy Mills and Elizabeth House.
A Warranty Deed located in Lamar County Records Book 82, page 205 filed for record 1 Sep 1896, dated 24 Aug 1896 states: 'Know all men... that me, J. A. Campbell and wife C. J. Campbell of the County of Lamar... in consideration of $12.50 to us in hand paid by the Campbell Graveyard Community... have conveyed.. unto the said Campbell Graveyard Community and to their heirs... to wit about 7 miles south of Paris, and apart of James Campbell Headright and the said land is known as the Campbell Graveyard and being one and one half acre and said land is fenced and the land here in conveyed is all fenced including said fence and all improvements therein and shall be known as the Campbell Graveyard... witness 24 Aug 1896...'
THE PARIS NEWS, Tuesday, August 25, 1998, page 1B:
'In the Woods
Monuments buried deep in the woods that surround Campbell Cemetery
By Bob Merriman
News Staff Writer
Isaiah Davis was born Dec. 16, 1783. When in his late 20s or early 30s, Davis was a soldier in the War of 1812, a private with the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers.
Eunice Wilson Davis, Isaiah's wife, was born in North Carolina in 1787, the year representatives from 13 states met in Philadelphia and put together the U.S. Constitution.
Isaiah and Eunice are buried in Campbell Cemetery, a few miles southwest of Paris. Isaiah died in 1854; Eunice in 1868.
Campbell Cemetery is at the end of a private road. It is a wild place, overgrown, with brambles and thorned vines to tangle feet. There are tall straight cedar trees never trimmed, and whose lower branches are dry and brittle and grow parallel to the ground.
The Davis grave markers are the first thing a visitor sees when walking into the cemetery area. Isaiah's marker is a bronze tablet from the Department of Veterans Affairs; Eunice's a bright white stone with recessed black letters. Both markers are new, placed by relatives this year.
Other markers are old. Few in the one-acre cemetery are close together. Many stones indicate families of the people buried there of some wealth. Other stones reflect lesser affluence.
John W. Crisp is buried in Campbell Cemetery. The tablet for his grave is mortar over stone, with birth and death dates written in when the mortar was wet. Crisp was born March 9, 1823, and died in 1845. Because there is little spacing between words, a message on the stone is difficult to read, but we learn: 'He lived a Christian and died in full assurance of blessed immortality.'
Beneath an elevated area lie seven Campbells. A large granite gravestone sits in the middle of the platform. On the front left half of the stone are the names James Campbell, May 7, 1780 - May 7, 1847; and Mary Campbell, March 4, 1793 - April 23, 1877. On the right half is Andrew J. Campbell, April 4,1825 - ____ 1843.
On the back side of the stone are listed Carroll Campbell, March 4, 1852 - March 4, 1853 and James R. Campbell, April 27, 1859 - June 7, 1868 on the left side, with William Campbell, Feb. 15, 1822 - Oct. 25, 1908 and Elizabeth S. Campbell, Dec. 16, 1830 - Oct. 28, 1894 on the right.
The area on which the stone lies and the Campbells are buried is about 16 feet square, with a foot-high granite border and a roughly 18-inch tall pyramid at each corner. The surface of the area is more than a foot from the ground. The surface seemed unusually solid and even. A shoe scrapped through accumulated leaves, dirt and twigs revealed a stone surface, presumably covering all the approximately 250-square-foot area.
North of that area, three Campbell children are buried - Willie, who died in 1888 at 11 months; Laura Maude, born and died in 1892; and Stella, who was 15 months old when she died in 1900.
In another area of undergrowth is a small crypt, burrowed into by animals.
There is a stone for Thomas H. Scott, born July 30, 1820, in 'Mad Co.' Alabama, died March 14, 1900, in Lamar County. Next to Scott is 'Elisabeth, wife of T. H. Scott,' June 16, 1813 - Nov. 12, 1877, and the inscription, 'Farewell dear wife.'
About the time a visitor decides nothing else is to be seen, more stones appear between the trees or in the thick undergrowth.
In one area is a large piece of granite, about 4 feet across, 2 feet deep and 5 feet high, for John Wooldridge, March 3, 1834 - Feb. 17, 1892, and G. F. Wooldridge, Nov. 20, 1850 - June 17, 1906.
More to the south are three fenced areas, one chain link and two wrought iron. The chain link is relatively new and still shiny, but vines grow across the top and through the links, locking shut the gate.'
Robert Alexander "Alex" Campbell born 29 Sep 1823, died Dec 1865 in Upshur, Texas, married Mary E Stubblefield
James Campbell (1759 - 1844)
Gennett Allison Campbell (1758 - 1850)
Mary Ann Stuart Campbell (1793 - 1857)*
James A. Campbell (1817 - 1883)*
David S Campbell (1819 - 1850)*
Elvina Jane Campbell Biard (1820 - 1898)*
William T Campbell (1822 - 1908)*
Andrew J Campbell (1825 - 1843)*
Mary Ann Campbell Yates (1826 - 1878)*
Matthew Cyrus Houston Campbell (1829 - 1850)*
Sarah Hayes Campbell Stirman (1831 - 1860)*
Margaret Frances Campbell Dunagan (1833 - 1899)*
William H Campbell (1779 - 1857)*
Robert Campbell (1786 - 1858)*
James S Campbell (1790 - 1847)
Created by: Martha
Record added: Jan 10, 2009
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