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Updated April 18, 2008

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"Behold the work of the old....let your heritage not be lost but bequeath it as a memory, treasure and blessing....Gather the lost and the hidden and preserve it for thy children."

I have two lines of Campbells. The first line begins with
James D Campbell. I have been searching for this guy's background for six years. Each visit to the Indian Creek Cemetery in Calhoun County, Illinois I kick his son's stone and ask him to send me a far, no help!

My first record of James D. is his marriage in Jasper County Mo. 29 Aug 1843 to Polly Jane Gresham. She was 15 years old. I don't know if he lived in Jasper County or perhaps traveled with Polly's family from Trigg County Ky. where they had lived for many years. Her parents were Joseph Abner Gresham and Martha "Patsy" Blakely. Joseph was from Halifax County Va., Martha was born in Trigg County. At the time of the wedding
Polly's parents were living on the West line of section 16,
township 29, range 32 in Jasper County Mo. Did James live nearby?

Each family had a child somewhere in Mo. then, in 1846, they traveled together, with oxen, to Calhoun County where James D purchased land in Feburary of 1847. James died 30 Nov 1862. His last child had not yet been born.

In the 1850 Calhoun census he is 34 and from Va. In the 1860 he is 40 and from Va. In some later census his children say he was from Ky.

Their children were; Richard D, James Hamilton and Henry C.
With 3rd wife Charlotte D Wilson he had Harrison Porter and
John Reuben, "Rube". One of James Hamilton's 9 children was Grigsby born 21 September, 1876.
My other Campbell line begins with John Campbell who came to
America from Scotland about 1763. He is listed as a soldier
May and June of 1781 to supress an insurrection in the County
of Hampshire Va. Which is now Hampshire County WV. His children are noted in his wife Eilzabeth's will proved 16 June 1812. They are;
John and wife Elizabeth, Runy and wife Sarah,
Sarah and husband Robert Parker.
Don't know why daughter Johanna and husband Able Crosley
are not included.

I am descended from Runey and Susan Miller, married 12 December 1800. On 14 January, 1799 Runa and Susannah sold lot 16 in the town of Romney, Va to Jacob Mauser for the sum of 20 Pounds.

By the 1820s the were in Ohio. In 1831, with Mary's new husband John Clark, they came to Illinois where they helped make a new settlement in Woodville Township Green County. Children; Runey W, Sarah and Mary.

Runey W married Amanda Mayberry and had 10 children and
guess what. One was named Runey S.

In Carrollton, Green County, Il 5 December, 1850 Runey S married Julia Ann Talley. Their firstborn was Mary Elizabeth Campbell who married William Jasper Nelson 19 January, 1868. One of their children was Clara Alfa who married my grandfather, Grigsby Campbell.

Pearl is from Cebu City in the Philippines. Cebu is a small island about 400 miles South of Manila. Cebu is famous as the island where Magellan landed in 1521. Never mind that it is also where Lapu-Lapu, a local chieftain, put Magellan to the sword. Spanish rule and Catholicism flourished for 333 years.

Pearl's Great Grandparents were;
Benito Selim b 3 Apr 1893 at Calalinin, Siquijor, Negros
Oriental, Philippines. He married
Herminigilda Calunsag b 1895 at Tacdog, Siquijor, Negros
Oriental, Philippines

Felicio Jurado b 1894 at Carcar, Cebu, Philippines. Married
Fortunata Arcaya b 1895 at Patopat, Barili, Cebu, Philippines

Alejandro Cortes b 1880 at Banilad, Mandaue, Philippines. Married
Ruffa Ouano b 1883 at Banilad, Mandaue, Philippines

Felix Ranili b 1865 in Philippines. Married
Micaela Malazarte b 1885 in Philippines.

"He alone deserves to be remembered by his children who
treasures up and preserves the memory of his fathers."

Family Photos
  • Col. Purino has a great voice (66 KB)
    Pearl's Father sang to us. And three radio stations in Cebu played love songs for us all night long
  • The beautiful bride (131 KB)
    The beautiful bride
  • Our Wedding (113 KB)
    Killing time, waiting for all the guests to go home!
  • The handsome groom (113 KB)
    The handsome groom
  • Waiting for the priest to do his thing (141 KB)
    Waiting for the priest to do his thing
  • Our wedding (193 KB)
    We were married at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church in Cebu City, Philippines by Msgr. Esteban S Binghay at 4:00 PM Saturday, 23 August 1986.
  • Bridesmaids (134 KB)
    The bridesmaids. Cortes cousins all. Mary Anne, Cecile, Christine, Caroline, Martha, and Marylou
  • The witnesses (135 KB)
    The witnesses; Col. Edgardo Abenina, Amparo Abarquez, Col. Miriano Baccay Jr., Ioulane G Jakosalem, Col. Antonio D. and Emma Ocampo
  • The newlyweds (133 KB)
    The newlyweds
  • The doves (107 KB)
    Releasing the doves. They made a circle and landed in the pool. Among the floating candles...very pretty
  • The cake (69 KB)
    The cake, almost to beautiful to eat
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