A Guide to the Campbell Family Papers, 1744-1859 Campbell Family, Papers, 1744-1859 14014

A Guide to the Campbell Family Papers, 1744-1859

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 14014


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
14014
Title
Campbell Family Papers, 1744-1859
Physical Characteristics
.80 cubic feet
Creator
Campbell Family
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 14014
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Campbell family. Papers, 1744-1859. Accession 14014. Personal papers collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Katherine Kirkpatrick Scott, 9 May 1921.


Biographical Information

William Campbell (12 December 1755-29 October 1823) served in the Virginia State Line during the American Revolution, and rose to the rank of colonel in the Virginia militia. Campbell commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and was a major in the 8th Regiment of the United States Army in 1799-1800. During the War of 1812, Campbell was appointed a colonel in the United States army and also served as superintendent of the Virginia Peniteniary. Campbell owned a plantation in Orange County and lands in Kentucky. He and his wife Susanna Pearce Campbell (10 April 1764-13 March 1852) had ten children, including John Pearce Campbell (1788-1867) who became a prominent citizen of Christian County, Kentucky. John P. Campbell served as a member of the Kentucky legislature and was a prominent banker. William and Susanna Campbell's son William Campbell (1798-1878) also resided in Christian County and was a colonel in the Kentucky militia.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1744-1859, of the Campbell family of Orange County, Virginia, consisting mainly of the papers of William Campbell (1755-1823) and Susanna Pearce Campbell (1764-1852). Collection consists of: abstracts, account books, accounts, bonds, checks, clippings, contracts, correspondence, deeds, estate papers, invoices, judicial records, memorandums, military drill instructions, military land warrants, military rosters, military supply lists, powers of attorney, promissory notes, receipts, and surveys. Correspondence includes letters to and from William Campbell concerning his military land warrants in Kentucky and his efforts to secure them. Also letters to Campbell and his wife Susanna from their sons William (b. 1798) and John Pearce Campbell (1788-1867), both living in Christian County, Kentucky, containing personal and family news, and discussing their father's land holdings in Kentucky, the settlement of his estate, and other matters. Letters also discuss Campbell's Revolutionary War service, his military service in the Virginia militia in 1794 and in the United States army in 1799-1800, his service as the superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary, the Loyal Land Company, and the hiring of Susanna Campbell's slaves.

Collection also contains deeds for property in Hanover County and Richmond, Virginia, and Kentucky; surveys for Campbell's Kentucky lands; three military warrants for land; legal papers relating to the Kentucky lands; newspaper clippings regarding Kentucky land warrants; receipts and accounts of William and Susanna Campbell and their children; account book for the estate of William Campbell (d. 1805) of King and Queen County, Virginia; papers related to Campbell's service as superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary, including an account and his resignation; checks drawn on the Farmers Bank of Virginia; and other business papers, including receipts and accounts, of the Campbell family. Collection also includes sketch and description of a hemp brake; copy of "Baron Steuben's Military Discipline for the Army and Militia of the United States;" military regulations for straw and wood; a return of recruits, including for Captain Caldwell's Company, 7th Regiment, United States Infantry; inspection return for Captain Spencer's Company, 9th Regiment, United States Infantry; recruiting reports for the following companies of the 8th Regiment, United States infantry Captain Robert Gregg's Company, Captain Presley Thornton's Company, Major Lawrence Butler's Battalion, Captain Richard Chinn's Company, Lieutenant Thomas Burk's Company, and Captain George S. Washington's Company; muster roll for Captain Loyd [sic] Beall's Company, no regiment given. All recruiting and inspection returns are from 1799-1800.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
William Campbell Correspondence, 1788-1799
Box 1
Folder 2
William Cambell and Susanna Campbell Correspondence, 1800-1809
Box 1
Folder 3
William Campbell Correspondence, 1810-1819
Box 1
Folder 4
William Campbell and Susanna Campbell Correspondence, 1820-1829
Box 1
Folder 5
Campbell Family Correspondence, 1830-1839
Box 1
Folder 6
Campbell Family Correspondence, 1840-1842
Box 2
Folder 7
Deed, 7 February 1744, for 259 acres in Hanover County, Virginia, from Peter Massie, New Kent County, Virginia, to John Pierce of Henrico County, Virginia.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Box 1
Folder 8
Deed, indenture, and bond, 25 May 1813, for lot 733 in Richmond, Virginia, from Thomas Hume to William Campbell.
Box 1
Folder 9
William Campbell and Susanna Campbell Legal Papers, 1764-1846
Box 1
Folder 10
Accounts and Account Books, 1806-1812, including settlement of the estate of William Campbell of King and Queen County, Virginia.
Box 1
Folder 11
Bond, Letter of Resignation, and Account, 1814-1817, of William Campbell as superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary.
Box 1
Folder 12
Checks, 1813-1817, drawn on the Farmers Bank of Virginia.
Box 1
Folder 13
Receipts and Cancelled Bonds, 1803-1846, of William Campbell, Susanna Campbell, and Woodson Campbell.
Box 2
Folder 14
Deeds, 1749-1762, for lands in Hanover County, Virginia.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Box 1
Folder 15
Kentucky Land Grant Papers, 1797-1820
Physical Location: three land warrants are located in oversize box 2, folder 15
Box 1
Folder 16
William Campbell Accounts, Receipts, and Clippings, 1753-1821
Box 1
Folder 17
Susanna Campbell Accounts, Receipts, and Business Papers, 1819-1859
Box 1
Folder 18
Sketch and Description of Hemp-Brake, n.d.
Box 1
Folder 19
Baron Steuben's Military Discipline for the Army and Militia of the United States, n.d.
Box 2
Folder 20
Return and Regulations, 1799-1800, Return is of Company of Captain James Caldwell, and the regulations are for the use of wood and straw.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Box 2
Folder 21
Inspection Return, 7 March 1800, of Captain Isaac Spencer's Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Folder 22
Recruiting Report and Inspection Return, 1799, of Captain Robert Gregg's Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize, cabinet 22, drawer 5
Box 2
Folder 23
Muster Roll, 1800, of Captain Lloyd Beall's Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Box 2
Folder 24
Recruiting Return and Inspection Report, 1799, of Captain Presley Thornton's Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Folder 25
Recruiting Return, 1799, of Major Lawrence Butler's Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize, cabinet 22, drawer 5
Box 2
Folder 26
Recruiting Return, 1799, of Captain Richard Chinn's Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Box 2
Folder 27
Recruiting Return, 1800, of Lieutenant Thomas Burk's Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize
Folder 28
Recruiting Return, 1799, of Captain George S. Washington's Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.
Physical Location: located in oversize, cabinet 22, drawer 5