Bio Joseph Campbell b. 1793 in Scotland or North Ireland

Mini-Bios for CAMPBELLs, LUGGs & BLACKWELLs of Nelson, PA

Joseph Campbell (1793 - 1864)

Photo of Joseph Campbell, born 1793, died 1864

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.

Ann was the only child of Thomas Clinch, and the eldest of Sarah Lugg's three children.

Shortly after Thomas, Sarah and Ann Clinch arrived in PA in 1805 he died of yellow fever. Her mother soon married 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:

  1. Wiliam, b. Dec. 19, 1822, m. Helen Peasly;
  2. Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 1824, m. Benjamin Congdon;
  3. Mary Ann, b. Jul. 22, 1826, m. Allen Seely;
  4. Eleanor, b. Apr. 27, 1828, m. Malchia Bosard;
  5. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 24, 1830, m. Daniel Hughey;
  6. Phebe, b. Feb. 12, 1832, m. Wm. Hoyt;
  7. Jane, b. Jan. 15, 1834, m. Geo. Tubbs;
  8. John Harper, b. Jan. 12, 1836, m. Calphurna Bottom;
  9. Thomas, b. Mar. 10, 1838, d. 1839;
  10. Joseph D., b. Dec. 29, 1839, m. Dollie Bottom;
  11. Maria B., b. Sept. 5, 1842, m. James Loop; and
  12. Julia P., b. Aug. 22, 1845, m. Wm. "Ed" Selph, Sr.
Mentioned in CCC Letters:
v1r1 p1 Intro - Joseph
v1r1 p4 Intro - Joseph
v1r1 p20 Marcus B. Seely - Joseph
v1r2 pA Intro - Joseph
v1r2 p24 Anna BOSARD Owlett - grandfather
v1r2 p36 Mary HUGHEY Prescott - Great Grandfather
v1r2 p66 Joseph W. Buck - Great Grandfather
v1r2 p72-3 Will Selph - Joseph
v2 p2 Mark B. Seely - Joseph
v2 p14 Kate CAMPBELL Horton - Grandfather Campbell
v2 p15 Jennie SELPH Cady - Grandfather Campbell
v2 p16 Roswell P. Young - Joseph
v2 p23 Jud D. Seely - Joseph Campbell
v2 p25 Edgar T. Congdon - Grandfather Campbell
v2 p85 Jos. W. Buck - great-grandfather
v2 p93 Will Selph - Joseph
v3 p11 Carrie HUGHEY Peterson Taylor St.Clair - Great-grandfather Campbell
v3 p46 Anna BOSARD Owlett - Grandfather Campbell
v3 p72 Jos. W. Buck - great grandfather
v4 p3 Naoma WEEKS Northrop - Joseph Campbell family
v4 p7 Lena PRESTON Blackwell Smith - Joseph Campbell family
v4 p13 Lena SEELY Goodrich - the Joseph Campbell family
v4 p31 James Edward "Ed" Hazlett - Joseph Campbell
v4 p50 Tommie Campbell - the Joseph Campbell family
v4 p69 Mary CAMPBELL Shipman - Joseph Campbell family
v4 p86-87 Jane CAMPBELL Tubbs - Joseph
v4 p90 Jane CAMPBELL Tubbs - Joseph
v4 p92-93 Jane CAMPBELL Tubbs - Father

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[wbt 6/6/2000; last rev. 3/31/2021]

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