Douglas McQueen Campbell

b. 24 January 1844, d. 20 October 1925

Douglas McQueen Campbell, 1844-1925
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell was born on 24 January 1844 in Russell County, Alabama.
  • Ann Williamson Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, enumerated next to Ann's son Clark and his family.. Other members of the household included Douglas McQueen Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Marcus L. Campbell, Ann Clark Campbell, Edwin Eliza Campbell, Archibald Rowland Campbell, Frances Rebecca Campbell and Samuel D. Campbell. (Note the Thomas T. Williamson & family living next door, connection not yet found.)
  • John Wesley Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Douglas McQueen Campbell, Ann Williamson Clark, Archibald Rowland Campbell and Frances Rebecca Campbell. J. W. Campbell is listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with 40 slaves (11 of whom were age 10 and younger, and 3 of whom were age 60 and older) and 8 slave houses. Living adjacent is William Barnes "Bose" Campbell, age 26, born in Alabama, son of Elizabeth A. Barnes Campbell, sister of Green Wood's wife Evelina.
  • William Blanks Fariss and Susan Mary Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery, Alabama, enumerated next to William's brother Robert.. Other members of the household included Douglas McQueen Campbell, John Clarke Fariss, Annie Juria Fariss and Mary Jane Fariss. Also in the household were a bookkeeper and a clerk.
  • Douglas Campbell was enlisted by R. M. Powell near Harrisburg on 2 August 1861 as a private in Company D, 5th Texas Infantry, for the duration of the war. According to the muster rolls, he was sick in camp for a short time beginning 13 December 1861, then sick in Fredericksburg March 20, and discharged by reason of sickness, Surgeon's Certificate [not found] for inability at Richmond, Virginia, 28 June 1862.
  • Green Wood recorded in his book of Misc. Financial & Slave Records, an accounting for Ann Campbell for February through 29 November 1862, primarly credit for work done for Green by her blacksmith Esau, offset by a few minor items provided (vinegar, peas, and shoes for Douglas Campbell), and paid in full by Green ($160.00).
  • On the voter registration list for Montgomery County, Danville Precinct, dated 7 August 1867: Arch Gilford, Gip Gilford, Tom Wood, Campbell Wood, and Douglas McQueen Campbell and Edmund Powell.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville, Montgomery County, Texas, living alone with one female domestic servant.
  • He married Ella Abercrombie Wood, daughter of Green Wood and Evelina Alexander Barnes, on 12 December 1872 in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell and Ella Abercrombie Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ann Williamson Clark, Sarah Patterson Campbell, Emeline L. Campbell, John William Campbell and Evelina Alexander Barnes. Emma was the daughter of Douglas' widowed brother John W., and Sarah and John W. were the children of their deceased brother Marcus.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell and Ella Abercrombie Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1104 San Jacinto Street. Other members of the household included Evelyn Lee Campbell.
  • He was employed working with cotton machinery, according to the 1900 census.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell and Ella Abercrombie Wood appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1006 San Jacinto Street. Other members of the household included Evelyn Lee Campbell.
  • He was an inventor of machinery, according to the 1910 census.
  • Harwood D. Ponton and Evelyn Lee Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included Douglas McQueen Campbell, Ella Wood Ponton, Harwood Douglas Ponton and Ella Abercrombie Wood.
  • About 1920, a snapshot was taken of Douglas McQueen Campbell and his grandson Harwood Douglas Ponton.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell became a widower at the 25 February 1925 death of his wife Ella Abercrombie Wood.
  • Douglas McQueen Campbell died on 20 October 1925 at age 81 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
  • He was buried at Graceland / Orange Grove Cemetery in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
  • Research Note: In Family Mosaic, Eddie Sue Goree, niece of John and Douglas Campbell paints a sorry picture of her uncles, but it is important to note that her knowledge and/or memory of her Campbell family was quite imperfect. For example, while there is hard evidence that Ann Campbell and sons Clark (and family), John, and Douglas settled in Montgomery County after leaving Louisiana in the mid-1850s, she states that "they settled at Clear Creek, near Galveston, and called their plantation 'Killiecrankie' after a place in Scotland."
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2015

Family: Ella Abercrombie Wood b. 31 January 1852, d. 25 February 1925