Hi, Kate! We corresponded a few years ago.I hope this note finds you and your son well.Also I hope that you have been back to the emerald isle since our last conversation.I now have some names related to my Mary Ann (McCurdy) CAMPBELL, although the relationship is still mysterious.
Here is a post I did on the CAMPBELL message board last year after finding these annotated picture albums at a family reunion.How do you recommend that I access census data?Thanks for your point of view.Happy V. Day. Crosby Turner, Dunwoody/Atlanta, GA ........................................................ Searching for the James CAMPBELL family of Chicago Heights, Cook County, Bloom Township, Illinois, 1800s.
James was married to Ann (HOOD) and they had descendants.
Mary Ann (McCurdy) CAMPBELL is listed as their daughter was born on Dec. 13, 1854 (place unknown). The name in parenthesis (McCurdy) is listed in a family bible, though we do not know the significance.
Mary Ann met William Evans (dob 1840, Wales, UK) in Chicago and they married in Cook County, Bloom township on March 11, 1874.
She died 1922 in Florida, near Cross Creek (in the Gainesville, FL region). William and Mary Ann had descendants. I am a great-grandson.
We have 2 family photo albums with a large number of old photos apparently from well before 1920.
In the album, there is a reference to (uncle?) John Campbell and his wife Becky. Also there is a William Campbell, who is related to John (and appears or may be the son of John).
In the photo album there are also other extended and allied family members, including CALDWELLS, et al.
All are professional protrait photos and the subjects are nicely attired.
We have old letters, simply addressed to the James CAMPBELL, Chicago Heights, Illinois- no street number or street name was used at that time.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sorry we have no other information to share at this time but are currently collaborating and researching for more data. We will be glad to share copies of the photos with direct descendants.
Your advice on continuing family research is very appreciated. C.T.