Phebe (she spelled it without an 'o') Campbell was born Feb. 12, 1832, in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA; d. there Mar. 16, 1917. Married Feb. 24, 1858 in Nelson, to William Hoyt; b. Jan. 6, 1832, in Fairfield, CT; d. Aug. 12, 1888 in Nelson. William's parents were Edmund D. Hoyt and Mary A. (DeForest?).
Phebe was the 6th of 12 children of
Joseph Campbell, b. 1793 in N. Ireland or Scotland, d. 1864 in
Nelson; and Ann Clinch, born 1804 in
Gloucestershire, England, died 1872 in Nelson. She was the last of her
siblings to die, and reached the greatest age (85).
William and Phebe Campbell Hoyt had two children:
Phebe organized our "clan"'s first Campbell Reunion. It was held in
Nelson in 1893 and held annually thereafter till 1942. The first reunion
was primarily for the descendants of Phebe's parents, Joseph and Ann
Clinch Campbell and of James and Mary Blackwell Campbell. [Note: James was
Joseph's younger brother. And James' wife, Mary, was Ann Clinch's younger
half-sister.] But from 1895 on the Campbell Reunions were expanded to
include all the descendants of Joseph's parents, Joseph
and Mary Harper; descendants of Charles
Byron Lugg; of the 1814 Enoch
Blackwell; and those of his father, Enoch's, first wife. At their
peak, just before WW1, more than 300 attended. In 2000, Phebe's
great-grandson, Bill Thompson, re-instituted the Campbell Reunions. They
are now held in even numbered years.
[wbt - 6 Aug 2000; last rev. 13 May 2020]
View her record on our family tree.