Bio - Mary Campbell b. 1779

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

Mary CAMPBELL Hazlett (1779 - 1824)

Mary was born Mar. 19, 1779, in Scotland or N. Ireland; d. Apr. 10, 1824, in Lancaster Co., PA. She married in Lancaster Co. or N. Ireland to a John Hazlett who was born in County Down, N. Ireland. We have no evidence that he was related to the John Hazlett that married Mary's sister, Jane Campbell, or to the Samuel Hazlett that married Mary's sister Sarah (called "Sally").

Mary was the 2nd of 8 children of Joseph Campbell, b. 1748, in Scotland, d. 1824 in Nelson, PA, (originally called Beecher's Island); and Mary Harper, b. 1749, in Scotland, d. 1844 in Nelson.

Mary's older sister Sally, and brother, John, came to America before their younger siblings. We're not sure exactly when. Sometime between 1800 and 1802 seems likely for Sam and Sally --- their first child, Archibald Hazlett was born in Lancaster Co., PA in 1803. John, Mary, and Elizabeth may have come slightly later. Brother John Campbell married soon after his arrival and shortly thereafter moved to what is now Pittsburgh. Mary's son Robert, was born in PA in 1809, so we know she was here before then.

Mary's parents, and youngest siblings sailed from Londonderry to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1810 and went to Sam Hazlett's farm near Stroudsburg PA before going to Nelson.

John Campbell and wife Elizabeth Bell moved to a farm near Pittsburgh shortly after they married, before his parents came to America. He and Elizabeth never came to Nelson. John's oldest sister Sarah/Sally, came to America about 1800. John and his older sister, Mary, may not have come until 1806.

After Mary's death in 1824, her husband and children moved to a farm near his brother-in-law, John Campbell, in what is now Pittsburgh's North side. Mary Campbell and John Hazlett had ten children, all born in Lancaster Co., PA:

  1. unknown, died young;
  2. unknown, died young;
  3. Robert, b. Apr. 20, 1809, m. Janette McKee;
  4. Mary (or Maria), b. abt. 1809, d. aft. 1894;
  5. Martha, b. abt. 1813, m. ____ Humes;
  6. Annabelle, b. 1815, m. ____ Boggs;
  7. Sarah A., b. Sept. 1817, m. Joseph Kerr Stark;
  8. Rachael, b. 1819, m. Andrew Boggs;
  9. John (or Samuel), b. 1821, d. bef. 1901;
  10. Joseph, b. 1823, d. bef. 1895.

Mentioned in Campbell Cousins Correspondence Letter:
v4p89 Jane CAMPBELL Tubbs - Mary & John

[wbt - 10/15/2000; rev. 9/18/2017]

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