I hope I dont confuse you folks any more, but I,m the one about to stick my foot in my mouth,anyway please read,chris
Descendants of Gilbert Campbell
Generation No. 1
1.GILBERT1 CAMPBELLHe married UNKNOWN.
Notes for GILBERT CAMPBELL:
Chris, Yes before you put your foot in your mouth....Gilbert Campbell left a will in Kentucky listing his children. Two of these children married Kirkham's. Phebe Kirkham married Samuel Campbell, These two migrated to Fulton County Illinois after the death of her father Michael. The other was Nancy Campbell, she married Michael's son John. So yes, Michael's wife was Nancy Agness Campbell and their son John also married a Nancy Campbell.I have not determined if Michael's wife and these later Campbell's were related. Probably not as there were as many different lines af Campbell's then as there are now. Somewhere I have a copy of Gilbert Campbell's will. I'll look it up and send it to you.
Children of GILBERT CAMPBELL and UNKNOWN are:
2. i. SAMUEL2 CAMPBELL, b. 1777, Va; d. April 12, 1852, fulton county,Il.
ii. NANCY AGNES CAMBELL1, b. 1783; m. JOHN KIRKHAM1, December 31, 1806, Woodford county, ky; b. 1781, ky; d. 1808, Barren county, ky.
Notes for NANCY AGNES CAMBELL:
Re: Phoebe Jane Kirkham/Barren Co. Ken.1784
Posted by: Dolores Kinsey Date: May 14, 1999 at 07:12:57
In Reply to: Re: Phoebe Jane Kirkham/Barren Co. Ken.1784 by becky rittenhouseof 458
This may be the full text of that article re the Campbell sisters and the Indians:
"THE KIRKHAM WIVES EXPERIENCE WITH INDIANS
Source The Filson Club quarterly, v. 9, 1935, pp. 23-37.
An article entitled: "Rev. John Dabney shane's Interview With Mrs. Sarah Graham of Bath County."
The year 1781: Settling out: 1781 was the year they [the pioneers] attempted to settle out [moving out of stations to their future homesteads], and the Indians beat them back.
Kirkhams: There were two Mrs. Kirkhams, sisters, both Campbells, very soldierly women. [One was probably Michael Kirkham's wife Nancy "Agness" Campbell, and since Michael's brother Samuel lived in that area of Kentucky at that time, the other may have been Samuel's wife Prudence.] The one was at Mr. William Gains', about two miles from Fisher's Station. In the night the Indians came around the house, hooted like owls, and ground on the hand-mill, in the corner of the house, etc. They put out Moses to go and give the alarm. Presently Moses came back and knocked at the door and they let him in and put out Bob [a horse?]. He found his way to Fisher's Station. Next morning they all (the rest of the besieged family) put out very early and came on to the (Fisher's) station also. When a little company was raised to go in pursuit of these Indians, Mrs. Kirkham would go along (back home) to suckle the calves (which she had left at home penned away from the cows). Said she rekoned the Indians would be all gone. The other Mrs. Kirkham lived about five miles from the station (or was attempting to live there) to the left as you go to Danville. Built a cabin, planted some hemp, etc. One day the Indians came in; Kirkham somehow slipped out, and hid in the hemp-patch. Mrs. Kirkham at once made up with the Indians and, in doing so, delayed them as long as possible; showed them her silk dresses and whatever would amuse them. At length they put her and her two youngest children on a horse and started, leading the three other children. They told her they had killed her husband; but she knew better and only let let on (that she believed them). They had stopped and torn up some of the dresses and were tying up the children's legs, torn with nettles. When she saw the dogs (used by the whtes for tracking), she was so glad she jumped up and ran before the men were in sight. An Indian threw his tomahawk after her and another picked up the next to the youngest child and dashed its head against a log. But the men were on them so suddenly, this was all they did; and then they had to run. The child was only stunned and readily came to. But the mother regretted that she had not set still and prevented, as she would have done, even this. She was the first to see the dogs."
I'm a descendant of Nancy "Agness" and Michael, through their son Robert (no J.) Kirkham and Elizabeth Jemison (that's where the "Jemison" came into the family).
These are my notes on Elizabeth and Robert. I haven't looked at them lately to see what kind of sense they make.:
It is uncertain that Robert, born in Kentucky in 1785, is the son of Michael and Nancy Campbell Kirkham, but there were only three Kirkhams in Kentucky in 1785--brothers Robert, Samuel and Michael. They had come to Kentucky from Virginia in 1799 and settled near what is now Danville, Kentucky. Our Robert, born 1785, is apparently the son of one of these brothers. He left Kentucky for Georgia about 1804, went to Georgia where other family members lived at the time, and ended up marrying his first cousin, Elizabeth Jemison, in 1805. The fact that he named his first born son Michael Campbell Kirkham after his father and mother is additional circumstantial evidence as to who his parents were.
The list of our Robert's children is largely based on circumstantial evidence, as reported in the "Kirkham Family Newsletter," No. 9, October 1986, p. 74. The first four sons were identified from census records, dates of birth, and dates and place of marriages as sons of Robert. The fifth "son" William was on the 1840 census of Cass Co and is most probably also a son. Parthena Kirkham is buried in the Cassville Cemetery where Robert lived in his later years, but who she is is unknown. The last three children (and the step-daughter Georgia) are from Robert's second marriage.
I am a descendant of Robert Jemison Kirkham, who I believe is a descendant of Robert and Elizabeth because of his middle name.
The search for Robert's wife's name has continued. A letter written in 1894 by Henry Ware states: "My mother was a Jemison, her name was Sarah, she died in Green County, Georgia, when I was 4 years old. I have a very indistinct recollection of her. She had two sisters, Elizabeth married William Kirkham. Artemisia married Moses Wheat, you know. They had five brothers, William, Samuel, Joseph, Robert and Henry...."
Another letter, written by Artemisia Wheat to her nephew Robert Jemison of Macon County, Georgia, dated July 11, 1856" "You asked to know my ancestry. My grandsire and mother were married in Ireland. By trade he was a shoemaker. They landed in Pennsylvania. Their only daughter, I presume one of the older children married a Prather. They remained in that state. There were seven sons....
"The name of Robert has descended with the generations. My father's name and his father's name were Robert. You are acquainted with the Roberts since their day.
"As to my mother's family, I know little. Her name was Kirkham Her father emigrated from Ireland at sixteen years of age. Her mother's name was Hall [Margaret]. Her [Margaret Kirkham's] father died in his 90th year. Her brothers all died. Her only sister [what about Jane?] married a Mims. She was the mother of Dr. Jameson's wife; also the wives of your Uncles William & Robert.
"My mother had nine children.
"Sarah married a Ware. She is buried in Greene Co., Ga., William in Tuscaloosa; Joseph in Perry, and Samuel in Perry.
"ELIZABETH married a KIRKHAM. She is buried in Talladega, your father [Henry?] in Bibb Co., Ga. Robert and myself are all that is left. Tommy died in infancy. Robert is married to a girl of sixteen years...."
The following theory has been developed by the editor of the Kirkham Family Newsletter, Steve Kirkham, and is presented as a follow-up to the above two letters:
"Notice that this letter says that Elizabeth Jemison married a Kirkham, but does not call him William Kirkham as the 1894 letter of Henry Ware [above] did.
"As you know, many of us have searched in vain for a William Kirkham of the correct age category to have married Elizabeth Jemison. No record of [UL::UL]any kind[UL::UL] has ever been found to indicate that such a person ever existed. But suppose that his name was not William. Suppose that his name was [UL::UL]Robert Kirkham[UL::UL].
"Is it possible that the Robert Kirkham, who was born in Ky in 1785, visited his aunt and uncle, Robert and Margaret Kirkham Jemison, and married her? I believe that it is not only possible, but likely that this is what occurrec.
"Robert Kirkham (b. 1784, Ky.) named one of his sons [UL::UL]Robert Jemison Kirkham[UL::UL]. Why would he name his son Jemison unless there was a connection? Unless, of course, he named him after his wife's father. Their ages are right - Robert Kirkham, born in 1785, Elizabeth Jemison, born in 1786. Elizabeth Jemison married a Kirkham [William] for whom no trace has ever been found. Robert Kirkham's wife has been a complete mystery for many years. And two of Elizabeth Jemison's sisters married their first cousins. Why not Elizabeth also?
"I admit this is only a theory. But I submit to you that it makes sense. It does to me anyway. ..."
1840 Cass Co, Georgia census:
1 male 50-60 - Robert
1 male 18-15
1 male 0-5 - Grant
1 female 30-40 - Mary
2 females 5-10 - Georgia(?) & ?
1 female 0-5 - Mary (daughter)
1850 Cass Co, Georgia census:
Robert, age 65, b. Kentucky, laborer.
Mary, age 49, born Connecticut
Georgia A., age 21, born Connecticut
Grant, age 16, Georgia, clerk
Mary, age 11, Georgia
Florence, age 5, Georgia
The last record so far found is the census for Cass Co, Georgia in 1860. The family was directly in the paths of the Union and the Confederate armies in the battle for Atlanta in 1864.
1860 Cass Co (now Bartow), Georgia census:
Robert, age 75, b. Kentucky, farmer
Mary, age 59, b. Connecticut, landlady, $500
Florence, age 15, b. Georgia
More About NANCY AGNES CAMBELL:
Unknown-Begin: November 21, 19981
More About JOHN KIRKHAM:
Unknown-Begin: November 21, 19981
Generation No. 2
2.SAMUEL2 CAMPBELL (GILBERT1)1 was born 1777 in Va, and died April 12, 1852 in fulton county,Il.He married PHEBE JANE KIRKHAM1 December 07, 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky1, daughter of MICHAEL KIRKHAM and NANCY CAMPBEL.She was born January 10, 1792 in Woodford County,ky, and died February 02, 1875 in Fulton county, il.
Children of SAMUEL CAMPBELL and PHEBE KIRKHAM are:
i. MARY HANNAH3 CAMBELL, m. WASSON.
ii. NANCY CAMBELL, m. L G COLLINS, November 23, 1837, Fulton County,Illinois.
iii. SARAH CAMBELL.
iv. GEORGE MADISON CAMBELL, m. ISABEL GRIER, June 20, 1844, Schuyler County ,Ilinois.
v. CAROLINE BAILEY CAMBELL.
vi. MICHEAL KIRKHAM CAMBELL, m. ANNA POLLACK, September 07, 1854, Fulton County,Illinois.
vii. ROBERT E CAMBELL.
viii. PRUDENCE OVERTON CAMBELL, m. ROBERT SAMUEL SLACK, September 19, 1861, Fulton County,Illinois.
ix. SAMUEL CAMBELL.
x. JOHN BLACKBURN CAMBELL, m. MARY ISABEL SHAFFER, April 20, 1859, Fulton County,Illinois.