William Archibald Campbell
b. 23 February 1800, d. 2 June 1849
- Father: Archibald Campbell b. say 1765, d. 20 November 1820
- Mother: Rebecca Kirk b. circa 1770, d. 6 July 1816
- William Archibald Campbell was born on 23 February 1800 probably in North Carolina.
- Archibald Campbell and Rebecca Kirk appeared in the US federal census of 4 August 1800 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, and also 1 male age 16-25 and one female age over 44.. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included William Archibald Campbell, James Archibald Campbell, Duncan Greene Campbell, Walter Lewis Campbell, Margaret Dudley, Sarah Quentina Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Betsey Hayes Campbell and Nancy Mansfield Campbell.
- He married Elizabeth A. Barnes, daughter of William Barnes and Nancy Abercrombie, say 1828, probably in Hancock County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 8 December 1828 in the Macon Telegraph: Sheriff Sales at Zebulon, Pike County, on the first Tuesday in January next, Between the usual hours of sale, will be sold before the court-house, the following Property, viz: . . . 405 acres of Land, more or less, known by lots No. 219 in the 8th district of originally Monroe now Pike county, and lot No. 33 in the 2d district of said county--levied upon as the property of James A. Campbell, to satisfy a Mortgage Fi Fa in favor of Duncan G. Campbell, John W. Campbell, and William A. Campbell vs. said James A. Campbell-property pointed in said Mortgage. /P/ 202 1-2 acres of Land, more or less, known by lot No. 219 in the 8th district of originilly Monroe now Pike county--levied upon as the property of James A. Campbell, to satisfy a Mortgage Fi Fa in favor of William a. Campbell--pointed out in said Mortgage. Wiley Mangham, D. Shff.
- The following appeared on 23 January 1830 in the Macon Telegraph: Sheriffs' Sales. At Zebulon, Pike County, On the First Tuesday in February next, Will be sold before the Court House between the usual hours of sale, the following perperty, to wit: 405 acres of Land more or less known by Lots number two hundred and nineteen in the eighth district and number Thirty-three in the second district of originally Monroe now Pike county, levied upon as the property of James A. Campbell, to satisfy three Mortgage Fi Fas one in favor of John W. Campbell, William A. Campbell and Duncan G. Campbell, one in favor of John A. Campbell assignee of James R. Gray and the other in favor of William A. Campbell, property pointed out in said Fi Fas.
- During the 1832 July 4th celebration by the Union men at the old Theater on Washington Street in Montgomery, Alabama, William A. Campbell served as Reader.
- On 19 February 1836, at a large public meeting held at the old Theatre in Montgomery, Alabama, William A. Campbell was one of a committee of twelve appointed by chairman John Goldthwaite to report suitable resolutions to aid in the prosecution of the Seminole War in Florida.
- William Archibald Campbell became a widower at the between 1834 and 1840 death of his wife Elizabeth A. Barnes.
- William Archibald Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Montgomery County, Alabama, with one male each 30-39, 10-14 and 5-9, which accounts for him and his two sons, and also in the household one female each 15-19 and 10-14, who have not been identified. It is possible that the younger was a daughter who did not survive to adulthood and the elder a caregiver of the children. Twenty-two slaves were enumerated, five under the age of ten, and two age 55 and older.. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included William L. Barnes Campbell and Duncan G. Campbell.
- On 20 October 1848, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Commenced ginning W. A. Campbell's cotton Friday, October 20th," and during the week of the 23rd: "Ten hands packing cotton for W. A. Campbell."
- William Archibald Campbell died on 2 June 1849 at age 49.
- Research Note: Although Campbell Wood mentions in his memoir that jurist John Archibald Campbell and Elizabeth Barnes' husband William Archibald Campbell were cousins, they actually were nephew and uncle: John Archibald Campbell was the son of William Archibald Campbell's brother Duncan Greene Campbell.
- Last Edited: 26 May 2014