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 Butler Campbell

Butler Campbell

Birth
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
Death 16 Jun 1922 (aged 73)
Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 177529971 · View Source
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BUTLER CAMPBELL was born October 26, 1848, at Anderson, SC, the son of Dock and Bedie Campbell.

When the Civil War ended, Butler Campbell, a former slave with new found freedom, confused with what to do and at the age of 17, decided to come to Florida in 1872 to start a new life. He heard that land grants were plentiful in this area of the East Coast, and after homesteading the wrong piece of land, he ended up purchasing 80 acres located on North Merritt Island for $75.00 from the State of Florida.

In 1873, Butler married Lucy Warren. Eleven children were born to this happy couple between 1878 and 1899, five of which attended Clifton Colored School.

The Warren Family had homesteaded property in the LaGrange/Mims area which they had received as land grants under the Homestead Act from the United States around the same period of time.

In I875, Butler purchased 118 acres on North Merritt Island (Lot 1) for 75 cents per acre from the State of Florida under the Internal Improvement Fund. Butler’s father, Dock and wife Lucy, settled just north of the Haulover (Canal), where he built his home situated on the edge of a little cove of Mosquito Lagoon, which was named "Laughing Waters" by their daughter Florida.


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  • Created by: Kirk A. Davis
  • Added: 19 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177529971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Butler Campbell (26 Oct 1848–16 Jun 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177529971, citing Clifton Cemetery, Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Kirk A. Davis (contributor 48961009) .