Parents of Samuel&George(1825),Catherine(1831), &Lucy Ann(1835)NY/MI
Looking for James and Elizabeth Campbell, parents of twins Samuel(1825-1897)married Christina Kappler?, George (1825-1890)married Adeline Randall, Catherine Campell Cady (1831-1909), and Lucy Ann Campbell Wilber (later Whiting) (1835-1914) all born in New York according to census records. Later all of them were married and lived in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Samuel and Lucy died there. I haven't been able to find Catherine or George's death certificate.
Samuel & Lucy's death certificates definitely list father as James Campbell (copy available). Lucy Ann's says mother is "unknown" but Samuel lists mother as Elizabeth.
Unfortunately, our family genealogy seems to be corrupted by the Buchanan ancestry scam, and the dates for James and Elizabeth don't make sense.
Our (FLAWED) family genealogy shows James and Elizabeth to be James Corden Buchanan (b. 1796)and Betsy Speer. It says that James and his sisters Margaret (who married A. Cornhan?) and Elizabeth (who married Major Gaylord?) went by their step-father's name, James Campbell (second husband of Sarah Hall), but were actually children of Sarah Hall and James Buchanan b. 1766 (descendent of Esther Luker and John Buchanan b 1766 son of William Buchanan descendent of Robert Alexander Buchanan)....
It says that Elizabeth was Betsy Speer (Mary Elizabeth or Elizabeth Mary Speer or Speier).
According to my calculations, IN ORDER TO BE SARAH AND JAMES BUCHANAN’S (B. 1796) SON (NOT SURE IF HE IS), JAMES (Father of Samuel, George, Catherine and Lucy) NEEDS TO BE BORN AFTER 1813 ("our" James would be 17 or 18)
THIS IS A PUZZLE IF JAMES BUCHANAN’S 1796 BIRTHDATE IS CORRECT BECAUSE:
IN ORDER TO BE SAMUEL & GEORGE’S DAD, "our" JAMES NEEDS TO BE BORN NO LATER THAN 1806 or 1807 (he would be 18 in 1825 if he were born in 1807.......I suppose 1808 (17) or 1809 (16) is possible, but not likely).
Because of the time period involved, I haven't been able to find many records of any of these people beyond Samuel etc. except the Buchanan family itself, which is well researched...(If we WERE related, life would be easier...)
I know this is long, but I am sure there are some brilliant people out there who could help me just figure out the logistics of this..............right?
I've been working on this mystery for a couple of years now...any help you could give me would be much appreciated. I have more info re: Samuel, George, etc. if you would find it helpful.
Thank you so much!