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Alexander Campbell

Alexander Campbell

Male 1827 - 1896  (69 years)

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  • Name Alexander Campbell  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1827  Lurabus, Kildalton Parish, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1896  Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Knox Presbyterian Ch. Cem, Gamebridge, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I5179  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2014 

    Father John Campbell,   b. 22 Nov 1789, Lurabus, Kildalton Parish, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1879, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Margaret MacNab,   b. Abt 1796, Kildalton Parish, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 May 1816  Kildalton Parish, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F1817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Montgomery,   b. 18 Jul 1834, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1920, Orilla, Simcoe Cnty, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Y  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. John Campbell,   b. 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alexander ("Sandy") Campbell,   b. 13 Jun 1858, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1953  (Age 95 years)
     3. Donald Campbell,   b. 23 May 1861,   d. 25 Mar 1944, Beaverton, Thorah Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Nicholas Campbell,   b. 1864,   d. 1945, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Cnty, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Flora Campbell,   b. 20 Oct 1864, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1931, Gamebridge, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. George Campbell,   b. 18 Jul 1867, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1944, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Margaret Campbell,   b. 29 May 1871, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 93 years)
     8. Jessie Campbell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William Campbell,   b. 1874, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Malcolm Campbell,   b. 25 Jun 1875,   d. 11 Jul 1969  (Age 94 years)
     11. Duncan Campbell,   b. 29 Jun 1877, Mara Twsp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Lurabus, Kildalton Parish, OA, island of Islay
    Lurabus, Kildalton Parish, OA, island of Islay
    J. G. Bartholomew, Survey Atlas of Scotland, plate 23 (1912)

    Headstones
    Alexander Campbell (1827-1896)
    Alexander Campbell (1827-1896)

  • Notes 
    • Enumeration Schedule No. 1 of the 1841 Census for Scotland, County of Argyll, Oa Parish (No. 546), p.4 (LDS Film 101813), lists his father John and his family, living in "Lirabuss." It states that John is 51 years old and is a farmer born in the county. It lists his wife Peggy as 45; Mary, 20; "Arch'd", 15; Anna, 13; "Alex.", 11; Catherine, 9; Donald, 7; Duncan, 5; and Jane, 8; all are listed as born in Argyll.

      The 1851 Canadian census for Mara lists, on successive lines, the following Campbells: John, aged 63 [birth year 1788]; Nancy, 47 [1804]; "Nicolas," 28 [1823]; Margaret, 59 [1792]; Archibald, 26 [1825]; "Alex," 24 [1827]; Daniel, 20 [1831]; Duncan, 17 [1834]; and Catherine, 21[1830]. All were born in Scotland. 1851 Census of Canada West, Mara & Rama Twsps, Ontario Cnty, Canada West (Sch. A, Roll C 11743, stamped p. 33; lines 2-10).

      They Came to Mara… Pioneers of Mara Township, circa 1829-1900, p. 126 (c. 1993), provides:
      "Natives of Islay, Argyleshire [sic], Scotland, [Alexander's parents] John Campbell and his wife, Margaret, as well as [his uncle] Donald Campbell and his wife Nancy, were living in South Mara by 1852. ***
      "John and Margaret's children married and lived locally.... Alexander married Mary Montgomery of Mara...."
    • His memorial tombstone reads: "Alexander Campbell | Died May 9, 1896 Aged 69 Yrs | A Native of Islay, Argyleshire [sic], Scotland | Mary Montgomery | His Wife | Died Aug 1, 1921, Aged 86 Yrs | Their Son Alexander | Died Nov. 10, 1953, Aged 94 Yrs."

  • Sources 
    1. [S334] Scotland Census 1841, Argyll, Oa |, Argyllshire, Census of 1841 for Scotland, Oa Parish (No. 546), (Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT [LDS Film 101813]), Lirabus, Enum Bk 1, p. 4.

    2. [S308] RootsWeb WC - M Campbell |, Malcom R. Campbell, "My Campbell Ancestry", (RootstWeb World Connect Project, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=malcolmr ; Email: malcolmr.campbell@sympatico.ca : Jun 2008).

    3. [S309] Mara|, Mara Township Corp., They Came to Mara... Pioneers of Mara Township, circa 1829-1900, (Bechin, Ontario, Canada; Corp. of the Township of Mara : abt 1993), p. 129.

    4. [S680] Cem - Knox, Gambridge, Ont, CA |, Knox Presbyterian Church, Gambridge, Ontario, CA, "Knox Presbyterian, Gambridge - Ontario", (Online database, http://canadianheadstones.com/on/cemetery.php?cemID=125&pg=1 (2014)).

    5. [S61] Mara Pioneers|, Ramara Carden Dalton History Online, "Sometimes Remembered, Never Forgotten", (Online database, http://ramaracardendalton.com/geneology/surnames.php/ . [Select family tree Campbell/Montgomery/Cowie; click on relevant surname; then click on desired person.]).

    6. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    7. [S330] Argyll Parochial Register 541/2 |, Argyll County, Scotland; Kildalton [Parish], Parochial Register, vol. 541/2, (Scottish Church Records, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Film 1041079), Frame 243.

    8. [S331] RootsWeb WC - Rebecca MacD |, Rebecca MacDonald, "MacDonald Campbell Brouse Cuthbertson", (RootsWeb World Connect Project, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=rebamaccan ; Email: reb.mac@rogers.com : Jun 2008).

    9. [S309] Mara|, Mara Township Corp., They Came to Mara... Pioneers of Mara Township, circa 1829-1900, (Bechin, Ontario, Canada; Corp. of the Township of Mara : abt 1993), p. 127.