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Thomas Campbell (b. Bef. 1748, d. May 1795)Thomas Campbell (son of William Campbell)11 was born Bef. 1748 in New Jersey, and died May 1795 in New Jersey.He married Mary Willson on 19 January 1769.
Notes for Thomas Campbell:
Thomas Campbell presumed son of William CAMPBELL, was born before 1748 since he is not listed in the NJ militia census of 1793.
1795 May 19 Thomas Campbell
In the Name of God Amen Being of Perfict Mind and Memory but weak in Body and in Low State I do make ordain this my last will and testament and do Revoke all other will watsoever as May Be heretofore the first of all I do commit My Sole to God from wense it came and my Body to Be Buried in a Decent Christain Like manner. Secondly after all my Just Debts and funerel Charge Is paid I give my Estate as follows- that is to Say the first I give to my beloved wife Mary Campbell the Best Beed and Beeding and a Certain Black Broken Horned heifer and Calf And also do Desied and Request my Executor to make up a certain payment for Lands that I bought at Vendue of Nathan
Clark Esqr Deseased and also all My Land to be Devided as the Law Directs Between my children and also I do Direct my Executors to
Cut Timber for To pay Debts if any shold be wanting and If then any ove[r] pluse Shold be then the Remainder to Be Equally Devided
Between t[h]e whole of my Children And Lastly I d[o] make ordain constatute my Wife Mary Campbell and my son John Campbell My only and sole Executors and in Case Either of the Before Mentioned Executors Diseasd I do make my son Thomas Campbell one to act in the Place of Either of them. In witness My Hand and Seal This the Nineteenth Day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and Ninety-five.
Signed Sealed In the Presence of us. Thomas Campbell
Witness: James Hunt, Dan Lore, William Davis
1795 Jun 08 Proved after an inventory of his estate was made on 27 May 1795 by Dan Lore and Daniel Gullis in the amount of L529 10 7. Among the many items are Slaves valued at L50, a vessel called Lively valued at L133 6 8, and 2/3 of a vessel called Nancy valued at L65. While the cash value of the inventory was quite large, Thomas had a very large number of creditors, whose claims were substantially
greater than the inventory value.As a result, not only was timber cut and sold, as Thomas directed in his will, but significant amounts
of land had to be sold as well.It is a good thing that Thomas did not own a credit card! One piece of this land was purchased by William MASON and is mentioned in his will of 1798 Nov 23.On 1796 June 6, Mary Campbell presented a list of debts totaling L1030.12.5 while the appraisement of the estate was noted as L539, which resulted in the following court order.Read & th[e] Court do Order the sale of a piece of Pine Land in Downes of about 70 Acres & a lot of Land of about 1/2 Acre at the Landing near James Ogden, Esqr.Over a year later, on 1797 Oct 17, the following accounting was given and sworn to by John Campbell, executor.It shows that the claims against the estate were reduced by L200.The Account of Mary Campbell & John Campbell Executors of the last Will & Testament of Thomas Campbell deceased These Accountants charge themselves
1795 Jun 08 For the amount of the inventory of the
personal Estate exhibited this day529107
For a Ballcess? not appraised0100
For Debts received not appraised900
For Land & Timber Sold as per Account22590
For 24 Cords of Wood sold@3/3120
More About Thomas Campbell and Mary Willson:
Marriage: 19 January 1769
Children of Thomas Campbell and Mary Willson are:
- +John Campbell, b. 22 May 1768, d. 14 April 1832.
- Thomas Campbell, b. Bef. 1774, d. Aft. 19 May 1795.
- James Campbell, b. 25 February 1786, d. 19 February 1873.
- Pene Campbell, b. July 1790, d. 17 April 1862.