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Niel Campbell

Niel Campbell[1, 2]

Male 1808 - 1880  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Niel Campbell  [3
    Born Dec 1808  South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation "Flour Mill" listed as trade in 1886 directory of Morpeth tradesmen.  [4
    Occupation "yeoman Trustee", Morpeth Cemetery  [5
    Occupation Miller  [5
    Died 17 Aug 1880  Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I643  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Malcolm Campbell,   b. 15 Mar 1787, Auchindrain, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1862, Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Isabel Smith,   b. 1784, Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1841, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1808  South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Flora Johnson,   b. 1818, Utica (Oneida County), NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1853, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1835  USA, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Isabella Campbell,   b. 3 May 1836, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1894  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Flora Campbell,   b. 24 Feb 1838, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1903, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. Mary Campbell,   b. 1841,   d. Aft 1903  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Malcolm Campbell,   b. 11 Feb 1843, Canda, ON, Kent County, Farm On Lot 9 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1922, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Hon. Archibald Campbell,   b. 27 Apr 1845, Ridgetown (Or Nearby), Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1913, At Home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. John Campbell,   b. 4 Apr 1847, Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. James Wier Campbell,   b. 1 Aug 1849, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1895, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     8. Peter N Campbell,   b. 15 Jul 1852, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1852, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane McDiarmid 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Emily Campbell Price notes p. 17:

      "..his second wife was Jane McDiarmid, dau. of Archibald and Isabel (Thompson) McDiarmid, and sister of the wife of Niel's yougest bro. Duncan." [7]
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2005 
    Family ID F2119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec 1808 - South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1835 - USA, NY Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Niel Campbell.
    Niel Campbell.
    Common spelling is Neil, but he spelled his name Niel - In Gaelic it would be Niall.

    Documents
    Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan
    Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan
    Descendants of Peter Smith and Margaret MacMillan his wife. March 20, 1973.

  • Notes 
    • From the Commemorative Biographical Record - Kent Co.:

      Niel Campbell acquired his education in the State of New York and married there, later coming to Canada. His land was also purchased through Col. Talbot, being the same on which his son [Malcolm CAMPBELL] now resides. His start was as a pioneer in the dense woods, and the privations and deprivations of the pioneer life probably hastened the death of his wife [Flora JOHNSON], who passed away [in 1853] at the age of thirty-nine years.  Mr. Campbell survived until 1880.

      Notes from Emily Campbell Price p. 17, 23:

      "..birth record missing; could have been born in Dec 1808 or some time in 1809; (his son Malcolm says 1808 in his article in the Kent County Biography"

      "..Niel came to Canada after his father did"

      "Note: I have spelled the name of Malcolm's eldest son Niel instead of the more usual Neil because Mary (McDiarmid) Tindale has papers with his signature on them and he spelled his name Niel.  In Gaelic it would be Niall."



      Notes from Ted Lollis:

      The letter below, dated 10 Aug 1835 is from Neil Campbell (age 25) and his bride Flora Johnson (age 17?) in Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario, to Archibald Wear, in the town of Russia, Herkimer County, New York.

      Address: Mr. Archibald Wear & Russia Herkimer County New York US

      Postmark: HOWARD C [printed] August 18 1835 [handwritten] PAID is stamped in the middle of the address Faint postmark may say Herkimer (ER is legible) Aug. 25

      Howard the 10 August 1835

      Dear Uncle

      I drop you a few lines to let you all know that we are all well at present hoping that these lines may find you in the same. Father and Mother are well of their ague and fever. Mother were quite smart on the canal. She had few cold chills, the last in Buffalo, we were detained Thursday in the afternoon till Friday morning, on account of a brake on the canal. Got to Buffalo Sunday morning, Know sum boats from Canada were in. The boat Ohio came in after few hours, did not leave Buffalo till Wednesday morning. I put our things aboard short time after she arrived, hired a room for half dollars to a boarding house till she would go. Flora was pleased to see the vessels and steamboats. We left Buffalo Wednesday morning. It was very calm on the lake. Few hours after we left there was twelve schooners under full sail. I think you would be pleased to see them. Flora was sick few hours but soon got over it. We got to Port Stanley Thursday four o’clock after noon. There we met with some of our friends. I went about two miles to Neil house and got his team, took our things up on the waggon. His brother in law went with us next day about twenty-three miles to Mr. McKowen (?) , next day I got Mr. George Monro’s team and got to our own home made log cottage the nineteenth July.

      We met with several of your old acquaintances which were glad to hear from you all. Mr. Daniel McCoo_an has been poorly in health this some time back.

      Our wheat crops were good this year. We have got near through harvesting. They have had very heavy rains while I was over there, but are very dry at present, grass was better this year than it has been this many years.

      About your offer I have taken the advice of Father which was sorry to hear of our going back but hoping it would be for your good and ours therefore left it all to ourselves. He has offered to help clear twenty acres give yoke of cattle two cows sheep hogs and find us in provision till we would raise some, but lows we [illegible] do well there but wishes me to keep this lot here if I go back as it will not last much. Therefore as I hope it will be for our good all I will go there next May, if you haven’t alter your mind. If you have let me know as soon as possible, if not I wish you would keep six or seven of the cows and I will settle with you as soon as I can. The thought of Russia comes over Flora middling often. Dr. McVicker was here when we first came, and sends his compliments to you all. John and Neil Campbell’s families were well when we saw them last, Neil’s got a young daughter. Mr. Bleus friend were well when we heard last, your old friend Mr. Buchan is well. I saw his son last Sunday. Brother John is worse at present than he has been in a long time.

      You will not forget writing to us as soon as this comes to your hand. No more at present but our loving respect to you all.

      Neil Campbell

      [in different, more delicate handwriting:] Dear father, though far away yet I can turn a anxious (?) thought on the hoping yet to spend a Saturday evening with you. I am very well pleased with the looks of the country. I have not seen one lonesome hour since I landed. If it had been my own sisters they could not welcome me more. I long to hear from you hoping that you will not delay to write to us & not forgetting John Mary & Harrett. Paper fails. I must conclude with my loving respect to you all.

      Flora

      The original of this letter is owned by Brenda Jean TURNBULL Tomasko (Brenda@PolicyStudies.com) of Washington, DC. She transcribed it and e-mailed a copy to Edward W. "Ted" LOLLIS (GeoVis@erols.com) 01 Sep Aug 2000.

      Notes from Edward W. Lollis, Knoxville, TN:

      Brenda's notes read: "You wondered whether this letter was sent and why I have it. It looks as if it was sent. I would guess that when Archibald died, a couple of items he'd saved (his naturalization certificate and this letter) were passed on to Neil and/or Flora and/or their daughter (my great-grandmother) Flora CAMPBELL Sinclair.

      "Neil's spelling is phonetic and his punctuation haphazard at best. Where the meaning seems unambiguous, I've cleaned up spelling and punctuation. Where I was more confused, I transcribed more literally. I am not sure about the gist of the business proposition he discusses; maybe they were talking about Neil and Flora moving back to New York, but it's far from clear." [7, 8, 9, 10]

    Occupation:
    • From Ted Lollis:

      Neil CAMPBELL [1808-1880], miller, and Flora JOHNSON [1814-1853] who met in New York. Flora's tombstone in Morpeth, Howard Township, Ontario, proudly proclaims "Native of Oneida Co., NY." Neil was a "yeoman Trustee" of the Morpeth Cemetery and the only Campbell named in the 1866 directory of Morpeth tradesmen. He and W.B. Simons are the only ones listed with the trade of "flour mill." Neil and Flora had eight children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.24 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), Neil CAMPBELL [1808-1880], miller, and Flora JOHNSON [1814-1853] who met in New York. Flora's tombstone in Morpeth, Howard Township, Ontario, proudly proclaims "Native of Oneida Co., NY." Neil was a "yeoman Trustee" of the Morpeth Cemetery and the only Ca (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), http://www.geovisualbusinessmaps.com/8890917c.htm (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p. 17 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.17 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S626] CBR, J.H. Beers with index compiled by Helen Blackburn, (Pub. 1904), REF 920 Com Desk., Biography of Neil and Malcolm Campbell p. 609 - 610 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), Letter from Neil Campbell http://geovisualbusinessmaps.com/8350818s.htm (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S786] Brenda Jean Turnbull Tomasko, Brenda Jean Turnbull Tomasko, (brenda@policystudies.com, Washington, D.C.), Owns original coppy and transcribed letter from Neil and Flora Campbell (Reliability: 3).