Bio Phebe Campbell b. 1832

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

Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt (1832 - 1917)

Photo of Phebe (Campbell) Hoyt

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:

  1. Joseph DeForest Hoyt, b. Dec. 14, 1860, m. Frances Viola Goodrich; and
  2. Inez L. Hoyt, b. Oct. 12, 1871, m. William Boller.

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.

Documents by Phebe:
Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt's Reminiscences
Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt's Scrapbook

Mentioned in Campbell Cousins Correspondence Letters:
v1r1 p2 Intro - Phebe
v1r1 p3 Intro - Phebe, Wm., Joe & Inez
v1r1 p4 Intro - Phebe
v1r2 p13 Frances GOODRICH Hoyt - Grandma & Grandpa Hoyt
v1r2 p20 Jessica HOYT Thompson - grandmother
v2 p29 Inez HOYT Boller - mother
v2 p52 Eva HOOKER Hills - Aunt Phoebe
v2 p64 Isabelle HOYT Field - Aunt Phoebe
v2 p72 Edith LODER Selph - Aunt Phoebe
v3 p11Carrie HUGHEY Peterson Taylor St.Clair - Phoebe
v3 p17 Inez HOYT Boller - mother
v4 p76-77 Jessica HOYT Thompson - Grandma Hoyt
v4 p93,5 Jane CAMPBELL Tubbs' Father's Memoir - Sister Phoebe

Mentioned in other documents:

[wbt - 6 Aug 2000; last rev. 13 May 2020]

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