Edwin Eliza Campbell

b. circa 1839, d. 15 July 1883

Edwin "Eddie" Eliza Campbell Williams, c1839-1883
  • Edwin Eliza Campbell was born circa 1839 in Georgia.
  • She was known as Eddie.
  • 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 Edwin Eliza Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Marcus L. Campbell, Ann Clark Campbell, Archibald Rowland Campbell, Douglas McQueen Campbell, Frances Rebecca Campbell and Samuel D. Campbell. (Note the Thomas T. Williamson & family living next door, connection not yet found.)
  • William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Galveston, Texas. Note that widow Sarah Patterson Williams, her son W. H. and wife Eddie, were enumerated twice in 1860, in Galveston (actual date 15 July) and in Bastrop (actual date 3 September). Actual date of recording this census was 15 July 1860, and the enumerator apparently did not adhere to the "as of 1 June" instruction.
  • William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, . Enumerated next to brother Austin Williams and family, and on the same page is a Duncan C. (or G.) Campbell, born about 1800 in North Carolina, with wife Nancy, and children born in Mississippi (?) Actual date of recording this census was 3 September, and the enumerator apparently did not adhere to the "as of 1 June" instruction.
  • She married William Howell Williams, son of Samuel May Williams and Sarah Patterson Scott, on 21 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Texas. WHW's sister Caroline married Eddie's brother Marcus, and his cousin John Howell Williams married Eddie's sister Ann Clark Campbell..
  • Josephine Brooks Tainter wrote to Evelina Barnes Wood on 26 August 1860, ". . . I suppose Mrs Eddie Williams will reside in Galveston next winter - it will be pleasant for [her sister] Mrs J Williams, Remember me kindly to Mrs Campbell - Fannie, & say to Mrs Williams (if she is at her mothers) I should like to see her now, with her babe - it must be quite a pet with all the family. . . ."
  • William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Galveston, Texas, enumerated next to Eddie's brother Clark Campbell.. Other members of the household included Ann Clarke Williams, Campbell Williams, Sarah Scott Williams and Ethel Williams.
  • William Howell Williams and Edwin Eliza Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Galveston, Texas, at 31st Avenue. Other members of the household included League Williams, Katherine Williams, St. John Williams, Caroline Louise Williams, Ann Clarke Williams, Campbell Williams and Ethel Williams.
  • Edwin Eliza Campbell died on 15 July 1883 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at Crown Street, Walnut Hills.
  • Her husband William Howell Williams became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.
  • The following appeared on 22 July 1883 in The Galveston Daily News: Mrs. Eddie Campbell Williams, daughter of Mrs. Ann W. Campbell, and wife of W. H. Williams, formerly of this city, died on the 15th instant, after a lingering illines, at Cincinnati, O.
         And also, in the same issue: [Died] In Cincinnati, O., July 15, 1883, Mrs. Eddie Campbell Williams, daughter of Mrs. Ann W. Campbell, and wife of W. H. Williams, formerly of Galveston, Texas. A devoted daughter, wife and mother, who loved her Master for his love for us. A life of perfect service rendered.
  • The following appeared on 12 February 1903 in the Fort Worth Telegram: Judge William Howell Williams of East Liverpool, Ohio, has gone blind twice perfecting two inventions -- one a system for manufacturing gas at half the cost of the natural product, and the other the making of pig iron at the cost of $1.50 a ton.
  • Last Edited: 19 Mar 2013

Family: William Howell Williams b. 10 September 1833, d. 17 January 1914