|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1827|
City of Carlisle
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1887|
Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Pollock) Campbell (married 14 November 1826, Parish of St. Mary, Carlisle, Cumberland, England). Until confirmation of Tom's birth or christening is found, alternate birthyears for him are 1826 and 1828, but the 1841 and 1851 censuses yield a birth year of 1827, and in his diary he claimed his birthday was April 30th.)
At the age of 14 (1841 census) he was living with his family (including younger siblings Edward, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, and Susannah) on the north side of Bridge Street in the Caldewgate section of Carlisle, Cumberland county, England, where his father worked as a warehouseman. By the time of the 1851 census, when he was 23, the family had moved to 10 Baxter Street in Hulme, Lancashire, England (today a neighborhood south of the city center of Manchester). There his father worked as a bookeeper, his brother Edward was a warehouseman, and he (Thomas) worked as a grocer.
His immigration information is as yet unknown. By 1853 he lived in Zanesville, Ohio where he worked as a druggist. In his thirties, he fought for the Union in the Civil War, enlisting as a Private in the 122nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the Union Army's VI Corps. He served as a hospital steward in Company I and kept a diary of his military adventures from 1862 to 1865. He was mustered out July 1, 1865 at the war's end.
He married three times and had 10 children.
He married his first wife, Margaret (aka "Mag") Smith (daughter of Walter and Catherine Smith?) on December 21, 1853 in Zaneville (Musk. Co. Marriage Record Book 4, 1835-65); they had five children all born in Zanesville:
Robert Pollock Campbell (1855-1916)
Maria Campbell (c. 1857-58 - ?)
Thomas Campbell III (1859-1940)
Elizabeth Catherine (aka "Dolly" or "Lizzie") Campbell (1861-1880)
Margaret Anna Campbell (1863-1865)
After his first wife died, he married his second wife, Sarah J. Sears (who may have been his first wife's sister) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Zanesville on July 1, 1869 (Fr. Thomas Cady, O.P., officiating). They had no children, and Sarah died November 6, 1869.
He married his third wife, Emma Wehrhiem, at the same church on August 9, 1870; they had five children, all born in Zanesville:
Edward Creighton Campbell (1872-?)
Mildred Jane Campbell (1874-1950)
Harry Herbert Campbell (1877-?)
Helen Forstee Campbell (1879-?)
Ross Phillip Campbell (1881-?)
Tom's third wife was from Baltimore and the family moved there from Ohio to live with her relatives when Tom's health failed and he could no longer work or support his family on his Civil War disability pension.
He died at the age of 60 or 61 years. His death certificate is no. 4654, found in Vol. 9, p. 177, Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis. Cemetery records show that two small children (Lila and Samuel Ross) had been buried previously (1871 and 1885) in his grave, a common practice among the poor (but not necessarily indigent). Tom Campbell was buried December 2, 1887. The grave remained unmarked until a U.S. government veteran's marker was installed in 2000.
Two clippings (probably published December 3, 1887) of burial notices (undated, unidentified) probably from the Zanesville and Baltimore papers, found among the family's keepsakes, follow:
Burial of a Union Soldier. --Thomas Campbell, of Company I, 122d Regiment Ohio Volunteers, infantry, and a member of the Hazlett Post, No. 81, G.A.R. of Zanesville, Ohio, was buried yesterday in Baltimore Cemetery from the residence of his brother-in-law, S.D. Ross, No. 113 Light Street. Dodge Post, No. 44, G.A.R. had direction, with the following detailed as pall-bearers: H.B. Lewis, W.T. Kierle, P.W. Daish, John Bowers.
Funeral of an Ohio Veteran
The remains of Thomas Campbell, Sr. of Company I, Twenty-second Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, and a member of Hazlett Post No. 81, G.A.R., of Zanesville, Ohio, were buried yesterday from the residence of his brother-in-law, S.D. Ross, No. 1113 Light street. The interment was under the auspices of Dodge Post, No. 44, G.A.R., the following detail serving as pall-bearers: H.B. Lewis, officer of the day; W.W.T. Kelso, senior vice commander; P.W. Darsh, A.D.C., and John Bowers inspector general.
Robert Pollock Campbell (1855 - 1916)*
[U.S. government veteran's upright marble marker installed September 2000:]
Pvt Co I
Apr 30 1826
Nov 30 1887
Plot: Samuel D. Ross Lot 38, Area AA, Grave 3, 11 Walk 19 Lot South side
Created by: Memories of You
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90880857