Re: Dugall McQueen, Sappington, West
William Baxter vs. James Campbell, Sr., and John Swearingen--
Bill filed in Ohio County, 6th March, 1797--O. S. 32; N. S. 11. In 1773
William West and John Sappington came into Ohio County (now Brooke) and made settlement on Harman's Run and resided there until 1774, when they were driven away by the Indians. They returned in 1775 and found James Campbell's tenant in possession. Long before Orator's settlement,
Nathaniel Tomlinstone had made a settlement on Harman's Run, which claim Campbell bought. Tomlinson made settlement in 1772 and Campbell bought in 1773. Philip Beale deposes, 27th April, 1798, at house of Col. Richard Brown in Holyday's Cove, in Brooke County, was acquainted with the land in 1772-1773. In 1773 William West and Joshua McQueen were living on the land in a cabin. James Campbell's son, John, purchased of Tomlinson. In 1773 deponent assisted James Campbell in raising a cabin. George Brown and a party of men came before it was completed and compelled them to desist. Richard Wells deposes at same time and place to same effect. John Alexander deposes at same time and place to same effect. Richard Elson deposes at same time and place to same effect. Following deposition taken at home of John Sappingon in Madison County, 27thApril, 1798. Cap. John Sappington, a Justice of Peace and lately a representative for Madison County. George Brown, a minister of the Methodist Society. Joshua McQueen deposes at same time and place to same effect. William West deposes at same time and place to same effect. James Campbell, Jr., son of James, Senr., represented James, Sr. John Toland deposes in Ohio County that in 1773 John Campbell bought the land from Tomlinson, and deponent was surety for purchase price. Margaret Langford,daughter of James Campbell, deposes in Ohio County. Richard Boyce deposes in Washington County, Penna., 15th January, 1799, that in 1775 James Kerns employed him to plow on the land. James Kerns deposes in Washington County, Penna., 1799, that in 1775 he was tenant for James Campbell. William Griffith deposes in 1799 that James Campbell, Senr., is about 80. James Campbell, Jr., deposes in Brooke County, 31st May, 1798, that in 1773, spring, he and his brother John came to Ohio County. John bought the land from Tomlinson and improved it, and was drowned. In the fall Joshua McQueen came. Campbell had the land surveyed by Benjamin Johnstone after the death of Col. Wm. Crawford. John Greathouse deposes 25th January, 1799.
Source: Scotch Irish Chron.