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 Jacob Campbell

Jacob Campbell

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Death 5 Mar 1788
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 17303857 · View Source
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The Baptist burial-ground in East Greenwich, Rhode Island contains a stone behind which lies still another story of a broken heart. It reads:

In memory of
JACOB CAMPBELL,
Son of Archibald Campbell
Attorney at Law.
Who departed this life March 5th, 1788, in the 28th year of his age.

"Oh faithful memory may thy lamp illume
The sacred sepulchre with radiance clear,
Soft plighted love shall rest upon his tomb,
And friendship o'er it shed the fragrant tear."

This stone was erected by Eliza Russell, who became attached to young Campbell during his undergraduate days in Rhode Island College (Brown University), from which he was graduated in 1783. They had never married because he was consumptively inclined; but Eliza nursed her lover until death came to his relief, and after that retired to a darkened room where she stayed for the rest of her life. Only those who could talk about him were admitted to her presence, and the sickness, suffering and death of Campbell were the only topics on which she would speak. (from Social Life in Old New England by Mary Caroline Crawford; published by Little, Brown & Co., 1914)


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Gravesite Details in 28th year; s/o Archibald & Hope

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  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17303857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Campbell (unknown–5 Mar 1788), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303857, citing Baptist Burial Ground, East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .