Here is a copy of an article which I have copied exactly as it was written.This addresses a Campbell/Cherokee connection.The George G. Campbell seems to be George J. Campbell (in 1908 obituary and also listed as George James Campbell b. Nov. 23, 1820 Anderson Co,d. Nov.21, 1908 Anderson Co of Anderson and Oconee Counties. Any comments?
From The Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol.16 Winter Issue #1 1983.
During the mid-to-late 1700's, several men by the name of "CAMPBELL" migrated to America from Antrim County, Ireland. It is believed that the men were relatives, but it's impossible to prove whether they were brothers, cousins or fathers and sons.
According to the imagration records in the State Archives in Columbia, South Carolina, the Campbells landed in Charleston, S.C. then moved on the the Northwestern part of the state and settled near the Cherokee Indian Lands, in the old Ninety-sixth District.They applied for American Citizenship, as follows;Archibald Campbell; 22 Sept. 1784, Bathelomew Campbell;31 May 1785, Alexander Campbell;12 November 1789, and Josiah Campbell, 21 January 1808, after living in South Carolina for several years.
They were issued Land Grants as follows;Archibald, old 96th Dist. 640 acres, 24 March 1785, David, 296 acres 16 July 1798, Duncan;182 acres 2 July 1785, Isaac, 230 acres 3 March 1784, Josiah;Camden District, 100 acres 22 Sept. 1784, William, 100 acres, 12 October 1784, and William W. Campbell;Chesterfield Country;940 acres 1 May 1847.
From all indications Archibald Campbell was the father of George Washington Campbell, born about 1795.In all proven records they were living near each other, in land titles, tax records, etc.Also a younger Archibald, believed to be George's brother.
George Washington Campbell married a full blooded Cherokee Indian lady named Catherine Rattlinggourd about 1815.In 1818 the last land in South Carolina was concedded to the government, and all indians were forced to leave South Carolina.George and his family went to Turkeytown, Alabama, where he farmed.They were listed in the 1835 Cherokee Census as follows;George Campbell, Turkey Town, Alabama, 1 male under 18, 1 male over 18, 3 females under 16, 2 females over 16;total 7, one female being a slave.One farm, 3 horses, 40 acres in cultivation, 500 bushels of corn raised.One reader in English, two readers in Cherokee, one white, counted by marriage, one full blooded Cherokee, 5 half-breeds.
Arch Campbell, Creek Path, Alabama was also listed in the 1835 Census.Two males over 18, Three females under 16, 3 females over 16;total 8.Two females slaves, one farm, 4 horses, 25 acres in cultivation, 300 bushels of corn raised. Six readers in Cherokee, 8 readers in English, 1 spinner, one weaver and all 8 were halfbreeds.
The only known children of George and Catherine Campbell were;William Wesley and George G. Campbell.William Wesley Campbell was born 27 June 1828 in Turkey Town, Alabama.
A copy of a muster roll from The National Archives in Washington, D.C. shows that George Campbell and his family signed the consession in 1838, and were removed to West of the Misississippi in "THE TRAIL OF TEARS".William Wesley was ten years old and also made the march.
The Cherokee Indians originally settled west of the Mississippi River in Spanish Territory,in what is the state of Arkansas now.A great earthquake occured in this area that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for over a mile and submerged much of the land in water.Subterranean rumblings were said to continue for many years.The Cherokees, fearing that the country was under the ban of the "GREAT SPIRIT" moved en masse to territory in Oklahoma.It was not until the treaty of July 8, 1817 at Turkey Town that these emigrants received titles to their lands.No emigrations rolls were kept of these Cherokees prior to 1817.
It is believed that Catherine Campbell died in Arkansas or Oklahoma, for George Campbell returned to South Carolina, where he raised his children.After his return, the earliest records on him was in 1844, indicating that he stayed out there for several years.
He returned to the same area in South Carolina from which he left, the Old Ninety-sixth District was changed to Abbeville District in 1785, to Pendleton Dist. in 1789, to Anderson District in 1826, and to Oconee County in 1865.
He married a woman named Mary _____, and bought several acres of land in Adnerson District, and became a prominent farmer.As his sons reached adulthood, he deeded them several acres of land.The Land Deeds in the State Archives in Columbia, S.C. states:
To;William Campbell, from George Campbell.Book Z, page 110, dates June 9, 1846... In consideration of the good will and affection which I have for my son, William Campbell and for the sum of one dollar to me,, paid in hand, be the said WilliamCampbell, I assign to him and his heirs, one hundred thirty acres of land on the Seneca River, Anderson District, South Carolina, beginning at Alexander Campbell's line.
To;George G. Campbell, from George Campbell, Book A, page 192, July 16, 1850... I, George Campbell, made by these presents, convey to George G. Cambell for the sum of five dollars, paid by said George G. Campbell, one hundred acres of land on the Seneca River, Anderson District, S.C.
The two George Campbells and William W. Campbell continued to be listed in the tax records and on other documents for many years, listed as in Oconee County after 1865.
In the record of wills, Will No 2380, reads as follows;GEORGE CAMPBELL, dated January 20, 1869, Filed March 23, 1871.Estate both real and personal property is left to my two daughters, Nancy R. Campbell and Fannie B. Campbell or the survivor, upon the express consideration and charges with the comfortable support and maintainence of their mother, Mary Campbell, is she survives me.Estate value;$588.00.
This indicates that George died in 1869, at the age of about 74.Since he had already given his sons land, he left the balance of his estate to his two daughters, with the stipulation that they take care of his wife, Mary Campbell.
As stated earlier, William Wesley Campbell was born in Turkey Town, Alabama, June 27, 1828.At the age of ten, with his parents, he was removed to Indian territory west of the Mississippi, in the "Trail of Tears.
According to records already proven, he returned to South Carolina, with his father, at the age of about 16 years. At the age of about 18, in Anderson District, S.C. his father deeded to him 130 acres of land on the Seneca River.
Family legion has it that William Wesley Campbell married a lady named Jane______. They had four children;Bob, Stella, Bill and Delia Jane.He married second Susan Rebecca Gibson.
The leatest records found in South Carolina on him was in the Census records of June 26, 1880, Oconee County, S.C.Family No.533Listed;William W. Campbell, age 52, occupation, miller, wife, Susan R. age 37, housekeeper,Delia J. daughter, age 18,Joseph R., son, age 13, field worker,Anna L. daughter, age 7,Henry, son age 3, and Emma, daughter, age one. (Another daughter, Sally was born later in 1883)
He was still listed on the tax digest in 1882, but no further records were found.He continued to live in that area, until 1895, when he moved his family to Kingston, Georgia, Bartow County.(All 1890 census records were destroyed by fire in Washington, D.C.)He owned and operated a grist mill in Bartow County.
His daughter, Delia Jane, married a man named ____Dean.They had two sons, Walter & Albert Dean.For many years, Walter was a Police Officer in Greenville, S.C.Albert was a roving man and traveled all over the country.He was killed in Greenville, S.C. when his car stalled on the railroad, and was struck by a train.
His wife, Susan Rebecca Gibson, daughter of Thomas L. and Mary E. Gibson, was born in South Carolina April 29, 1843, died in Polk County, Georgia September 9, 1900.
In 1898, William Wesley Campbell's clothing was caught in the machinery of the grist mill, pulled him into it, and killed him.He and his wife are burried at Kingston,Ga. in the Old Confederate Cemetary.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM WESLEY AND SUSAN REBECCA GIBSON CAMPBELL
ANNA LEE,born Feb. 2, 1876.Her only child was Annie Mae Campbell, born out of wedlock, May 21, 1892.Anna later married Billy McDowell, and she died in childbirth at the age of 38.She is burried in the Old Wright Cemetary in Polk County, Ga.
EMMA,Born November 10, 1879, died January 13, 1943.She married Jim Chitwood.They had no children.
HENRY ANDREW,Born September 22, 1877, died May 23, 1920.He married Lou E. Knight on March 3, 1901.Their children were;Mary Sue, born, June 22, 1902.Died _____?,John Wesley born, August 24, 1904, died January 4, 1919., Vernon Paul, born;November 18, 1907, died _____.Roy, born;July 21, 1909, died ___.Robert Howell, born March 26, 1911.Bertha Beatrice, born February 25, 1914.
SALLY PICKEN;Born June 22, 1883, died October 18, 1975.She Married John Duncan Jackson on Dec. 3, 1905.Their children were Gypsey May, born Sept. 30, 1906,Della Veen, born Feb. 11, 1912,Delie Estelle, born, June 10, 1909,Thomas William, born, August 22, 1914, John Duncan, Jr. born, July 20, 1924.James Henry, born;November 14, 1925.
WALTER JESSIE;Born April 23, 1886, died August 30, 1887.
After William Wesley Campbell's death, the family moved to Polk County, Cedartown, Georgia.
POLK COUNTY CENSUS, 1900
HENRY A. CAMPBELL;head of house; born Sept.1877, Age 22
Anna Lee, sister, born 1876, age 26
Emma, sister, born;Nov.1879, age19
Sally, sister, born;June 1883, age 16
Annie Mae, neice, born May 21, 1892, age 8
Susan, mother, born April 1843, age 57, widow.
This information has been researched and documented and is true to the best of my knowledge.The sources of information:
South Carolina State Archives, Columbia, State Library, Columbia, S.C.Census records dated 1790 - 1880.National Archives, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Library Records, Rome Ga., information furnished by older family members, family Bible records of Henry Andrew and Lou Campbell and personal memories from my mother, Annie Mae Campbell Carroll.
By: Elsie M. Bailey117 Elliott Drive, N.W.Rome, Georgia,30161October 5, 1983