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 Thomas “Tom” Campbell

Thomas “Tom” Campbell

Carlisle, City of Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Death 30 Nov 1887 (aged 60)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Samuel D. Ross Lot 38, Area AA, Grave 3, 11 Walk 19 Lot South side
Memorial ID 90880857 · View Source
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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. He was a grandson of Thomas Pollock, a weaver of Carlisle, and his wife, Ann Ruxton/Roxton Pollock.

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.

Their father, Robert Campbell, died the following year (16 December 1852), age 50, of phthisis (tuberculosis), at his home at 37 Ravald Street in the Ancoats section of Manchester. Brother Edward, same address, was the informant for the death certificate. The 1861 and 1871 censuses subsequently show Robert Campbell's widow Elizabeth and her daughters living in Ancoats where the daughters were employed in the local mills.

The details of Tom Campbell's immigration to the United States are as yet unconfirmed. He may well have been the Thomas Campbell who emigrated to New York City from Liverpool on the ship WEST POINT, a 24-year-old clerk who arrived in July 1851. Tom did have an aunt and uncle, George and Mary Pollock, living in Liverpool at that time. What is known is that by 1853 Tom lived in Zanesville, Ohio where he worked as a druggist and married his first wife. 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 within months, on 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 (1872-1920)
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 by descendants 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.

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[U.S. government veteran's upright marble marker installed September 2000:]

Thomas Campbell
Pvt Co I
122 Ohio
Apr 30 1826
Nov 30 1887





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