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Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell[1, 2]

Male 1819 - 1915  (96 years)

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  • Name Peter Campbell  [3, 4, 5
    Born 12 Jan 1819  Cove Farm, South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 12 Jul 1821  Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Immigrated 4 May 1830  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    FamilySearch L27Q-YMS 
    Buried 1915  Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 5 Dec 1915  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I770  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Malcolm Campbell,   b. 15 Mar 1787, Auchindrain, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1862, Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Isabel Smith,   b. 1784, Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1841, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1808  South Knapdale, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel McLarty,   b. 20 Sep 1824, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1917, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1845  Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    +1. Archibald Peter Campbell, "Arch",   b. 27 Mar 1846, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1930, Pasadena, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Isabelle Mary Campbell,   b. 17 Aug 1848, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1888, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +3. Margaret Ann Campbell,   b. 24 Jul 1851, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1909, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Mary Campbell,   b. 16 Aug 1853, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1944, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Sarah Catherine Campbell,   b. 20 Feb 1855, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1856, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Malcolm Benjamin Campbell,   b. 24 Aug 1857, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1943, Yakima, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Peter Neil Campbell,   b. 16 Aug 1859, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1941, Wapato, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Edward Campbell,   b. 12 Nov 1862, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1954, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +9. Florence Jennie Campbell,   b. 9 Apr 1866, Morpeth, Howard Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1900, Holland, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +10. George Alexander Campbell,   b. 27 Dec 1869, Morpeth, Howard Twp, Kent County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1943, Pentwater, Oceana, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 12 Jul 1821 - Herkimer County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 4 May 1830 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 1915 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Campbell
    Peter Campbell
    Peter Campbell b. 1819

  • Notes 
    • Ted Lollis Notes:

      1882 (December 15) - "Going with full speed from our old home to the westward" 

      Retiring farmer Peter CAMPBELL writes on arriving in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, to his nephew Malcolm CAMPBELL in Kent County, Ontario.

      Letter dated 15 Dec 1882 from Peter CAMPBELL (age 63) in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, probably to his nephew Malcolm CAMPBELL (age 39) in Howard Township, Ontario, Canada:

      Portagelaprairie Dec,-15-/82

      Manatoba
      Mr Malcom Campbell

      Dear Nephew

      We take this oppertunity to give a breaf but short descrption of our journy to those parts.

      after we left Ridgetown, the next place we cald at was Charingcrss. only halted there few minets. then the iron horse snorted and off we all were to Essuckes Center. a short delay ther. and then away to Amisburg. we ware delaid here merely an hour before we crosed the river.

      and after that, we only halted a few minets at several stations till we got in to Detroit where I found the present that I received from my FRIENDS of grate service in giving me the time of the day. altho it was night, the station house and the surroundings wer lighted up with ellectrick light wich made the senery all around the station looke very beautiful.

      we left the city on our journy west at half past ten. the darkenss prvent us from seeing much mor, and sleep also, till dalight appeard. in the morning we were in sight of part of the south east part of Lake Michigan and an extencive open plain to the south of us. the soil for some distance along the lake was white drifting sand up to Michigan City. the land around this city lookes very baron. it aperes to be supported by the lumber trade. the banks of the lake are very low for some distance and in many places the land is low and marshey.

      at last we reached the Grate Meteroplas of the west at nine in the morning. we were convaid from one station to anothe station in buses a ditance of two or three miles. all this distance the streets appear to be swiming with Human Beings of different classes and shades. the central station in this city is a very costly and butiful building.

      at eleven oclock the cry was all on bord, and we found our selves in a few minits going with full speed futher from our old HOME to the westward. along this road for som distance there were some very find looking land, and there appard to be a large portion of it under cultivation. the shades of night coming on hid from our vew the appearence of the country that we went through in the darkness, and also a grand and romantic vew of the bulworks of nature along that grate River the Missippy. the weathe was bright and lovely.

      at six oclock on friday morninge we hoved in sight of Stpauls situated on the, Missippy river, wich takes a turn to the north here. they have built a large union station for the acomadation of the diferent roads in this city. at night time we turned to the north for the land of frost and snow and wheat an barly oats and potatoes.

      along for some distance through Menisota the country is broken with small lakes for the distance of one or tow hundred miles. the prairie along in these parts is roling. and the soil dont appear to bee so fertile as in some other places.

      we got to Winipeg at eight oclock on Saturday morning. and the city appears to me to bee half as big again as it was last Year when we were here. on bored again on the cars at ten oclock An for our destination.

      got to the portage at twelve oclock noon Saturday. found all the friends well. Howard moved too the town tow weeks before we arrived here. we will live in the one house this winter. Howard is out thrashing his grain. he thinks that he will have tow or three thousand bush.

      the weather is very cold these days. Merquery down tow 37 below ZERO.

      Lonzo Springted was at our house last night. says he had a good crop of grain. the boom is all over in those parts.

      three of the boys is working in the mill. Mary has a young daughter.

      Yours Truly

      Peter Campbell

      PS write home

      let us know what Enca [?] thought of the country

      This letter was copied in 1967 by Errett Campbell HAMILTON [1890-1974] of La Canada, CA, but where he obtained it or where the original is today are unknown. The copy he made is brown and has the following note typed across the top:

      Copy which I (Errett Hamilton) had made 2/14/67 of my grandfather's letter of 12/15/1882 describing his trip from Ridgetown to Portage la Prairie earlier that year

      Transcribed 01 Jan 1999 by Edward Wesley LOLLIS II.

      Peter CAMPBELL [1819-1915] married to Isabel McLARTY [1824-1917], both of whom are buried in Portage la Prairie, MB.

      Peter had two "Malcom" nephews:

      Malcolm CAMPBELL [1843- 1922], then age 39, married to Sarah Ann CAMPBELL [1843- 1907], both of whom are buried in Morpeth, ON.

      Malcolm CAMPBELL [1851-1896], then age 31, married to Robina MUNRO [1856-1919], both of whom are buried in Blenheim, ON.

      Alonzo SPRINGSTEEN [c1850-1902] married to Catherine Amantha McDIARMID [1856-1913]. Peter is not directely related to Alonzo or to Catherine, but Catherine is a neice of Peter's wife Isabel McLARTY. Alonzo (& Catherine?) arrived from Ontario only the previous April.

      John Howard (Howard) CAMPBELL [1852-1930] married to Mary CAMPBELL [1853-1944], both of whom are buried in Portage La Prairie, MB. Peter is not directly related to Howard, but Mary is Peter's daughter and Howard is therefore his son-in-law.

      Winnifred Maud (Maud) CAMPBELL [1882-1975], born in Portage La Prairie 15 Dec 1882, second of the seven children born to Howard & Mary CAMPBELL.

      "Three of the boys" refers to three of Peter's four oldest sons:

      Archibald Peter (AP) CAMPBELL [1846-1930], then age 36

      Malcolm Benjamin (Mack) CAMPBELL [1857-1943), then age 25

      Peter Neil (Neil) CAMPBELL [1859-1940], then age 23

      Edward (Ed) CAMPBELL [1862-1954], then age 20 [12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), Ted Lollis (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p.26 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S980] 1851 Canadian Census, Farmer, Scotland, Baptist, age next birthday 32. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p. 47 "Peter, his third son, born 12 January, 1819.." (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p. 47 "..moved to New York state 12 July, 1821 to Herkimer County of above State" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p. 47 "..Moved to Canada.  Started on his journey with his whole family teh 4 of May, 1830" (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 27 Jul 2017), entry for Peter Campbell, person ID L27Q-YMS. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at jhowell.com.), p. 17 (Reliability: 0).

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