Joseph Campbell (the younger) was born Dec. 14, 1793 in N. Ireland (or Scotland); died Jan. 10 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA (originally called Beecher's Island). Married Feb. 20, 1822 in Nelson to Ann Clinch, born 1804 in Gloucestershire, England, died 1872 in Nelson.
He was a farmer. He helped to build, and was an elder of, the Beechers Island Presbyterian Church.
Joseph was the 6th of 8 children of Joseph Campbell (the elder), b. 1748 in Scotland, d. 1824 in Nelson; and Mary Harper, b. 1749 in Scotland, d. 1844 in Nelson. Joseph, his siblings, and his parents came to N. Ireland sometime between 1794 and 1798, at the latest. His younger brother James, was born in N. Ireland, and his brother William died there.
Apparently Joseph, his parents, and some of his young siblings sailed from Londonderry to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1810 and arrived in Nelson at the end of 1810. His uncle, John Campbell, came to America by 1777; and some of Joseph's older siblings had come to America by by 1802.
This gets complicated. If you want to review the cast of characters and the timeline, click HERE.Enoch Blackwell, whom she presumably had known in Avening, where Sarah and Thomas married and Ann was born.
Ann was sent to live with Enoch's brother Joshua) in New Hope, PA. After Enoch's death in 1816, Sarah Lugg married Joseph's uncle, John Campbell. When Ann reached marrying age, Sarah wrote inviting her to come to Nelson and marry Joseph. Joseph traveled to Ann's in 1821. They must have found the arrangement satisfactory because she returned with him to Nelson. A week after Ann's wedding, her half-sister, Mary Blackwell, married Joseph's younger brother, James Campbell.
Joseph was very strict. At one point he resigned from the church he had helped erect and wss an elder of because they allowed the local music teacher to play a violin at a worship service. He believed it was "an instrument of the devil" and the only music appropriate for church was the singing of psalms.
Joseph and Ann had twelve children, all born in Nelson:
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