John Wesley Campbell

b. 20 March 1794, d. 23 January 1850

John Wesley Campbell, 1794-1850
  • John Wesley Campbell was born on 20 March 1794 in Georgia.
  • 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 John Wesley Campbell, James Archibald Campbell, Duncan Greene Campbell, Walter Lewis Campbell, Margaret Dudley, Sarah Quentina Campbell, Betsey Hayes Campbell, Nancy Mansfield Campbell and William Archibald Campbell.
  • He married Ann Williamson Clark, daughter of John Clark and Nancy Williamson, on 26 March 1822 in Baldwin County, Georgia.
  • The following appeared on 18 October 1826 in the Augusta Chronicle and Georgia Advertiser: The Bank of Macon. It is expected that this Bank will be ready to commence business between the 1st and 15th Nov. The following gentlemen have been chosen to fill the various offices of the institution, for the ensuing year. G. B. Lamar, President. James Rea, Cashier. Directors. John T Rowland, John T. Lamar, Harrison Smith, John W. Campbell, Edward D. Tracy, Washington Poe, Robert Birdsong, Mortimer R. Walliis. . . .
  • The following appeared on 11 June 1827 in the Macon Telegraph: Fourth of July. Agreeable to the Notice published in the Telegraph and Messenger of last week, a respectable number of citizens attended at LaFayette Hall on Tuesday evening, to take into consideration, the propriety of makin garrangements, for the approaching Anniversary of our National Independence. . . . Committee to make Arrangements--Col. John W. Campbell, Baldwin Fluker, Esq, Scott Gray, Esq., Mr. James M. Milner, Mr. Lewis Fitch, and Mr. M. Chisholm. . . .
  • The following appeared on 17 October 1827 in the Augusta Chronicle and Georgia Advertiser: At an election by the Stockholders, for Directors of the Macon Bank, held on the 2d inst the following persons were elected for the ensuing year: John T. Lamar, E. D. Tracy, G. B. Lamar, Robert Birdsong, Washington Poe, M. B. Wallis, John W. Campbell, John T. Rowland, Josiah Freeman. John T. Lamar, Esq. of Macon, was elected President of the Bank.
  • 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.
  • John Wesley Campbell and Ann Williamson Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Susan Mary Campbell, Clark Calhoun Campbell, Samuel D. Campbell, Ann Clark Campbell, John Wesley Campbell and Marcus L. Campbell. This family matches except (1) "Eddie" is not included (may not have been born until after census), and (2) there is one extra male aged 20-29.
  • The following appeared on 9 June 1840 in the Macon Georgia Telegraph: The State Rights Convention. Met a Milledgeville on Monday last. Judge Berrien was elected President, and John H. Steele and F. V. Delauny, Secretaries. . . . The following Ticket was then nominated for Electors of President and Vice President, viz: . . . . John W. Campbell, of Muscogee. . . .The convention adjourned to meet in Macon on the first Monday in August.
  • On Saturday, 26 May 1849, Green Wood recorded in his travel journal: "Left Shreveport & went out to Col. J. W. Campbell's."
  • John Wesley Campbell died on 23 January 1850 at age 55 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
  • Eddie Eliza Campbell wrote to Evelina Barnes Wood on 10 February 1850, ". . . nothing has reached us but sorrow and distress, since you left. Last Sunday we had a letter from Archibald with the mellancholly tidings of Brother Johns death, which happened about a week after Susan Mary reached home. We had heard no intimation of his ill health, until after SM got there, she wrote to Mr F that she found them all looking very well but her Father and that she felt uneasy about him. It seems that the day he died he had ate more heartily than usual, walked into the field, returned about sunset, was taken with violent vomiting, which they could not check, he got to bed, and after a while he sunk into a stupor. They supposed he was sleeping until they noticed some thing peculiar in his respiration, he died immediately, by 10 Oclock it was all over. It all seems so strange that I cannot feel reconciled to it. We have heard nothing from the family, but I should not be surprised if they were all to come back with Susan Mary. They have truly lost their guide, and director, and my heart bleeds for all, but most for the poor little children, the older ones ought to be able to help themselves, but they know nothing but to spend. Susan Mary is the only one that feels the least self denial. I am thankful she went, I know it was a comfort to her Father as well as to herself."
  • Eddie Eliza Campbell wrote to Evelina Barnes Wood on 25 February 1850, "We have not heard one word from Sister Anns family, since we received Archibalds letter announcing poor Brother Johns death, all the particulars I gave you in a former letter. I feel extremely anxious to know what their plans are for the future, poor Sister Ann was so determined to return last summer that I cannot but expect her back. The cholera rages most violently on Red river, and Brother Isaac says he very much questions whether Susan Mary will be able to return this summer. Oh, that you all could have found it to your interest to have remained here, the result might have been different, but who can tell, it might have been the same, death is confined to no place or circumstances."
  • The following appeared on 5 September 1871 in the Georgia Weekly Telegraph: Proceedings in the Supreme Court. In Honor of the Memory of the late Judge Eugenius A. Nisbet. Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 1871. After the delivery of opinions in cases argued last week, the Court adjourned till 3 o'clock P.M., then to hear the report of the committee appointed to prepare a memorila of the Honoralbe Eugenius A. Nisbet. . . . Turning his attention to the law, he commenced hiss studies under Judge Clayton, and subsequently became a student in the law school of the celebrated Judge Gould, at Litchfield, Conn. Having finished his professional course, he returned to Georgia, and at the early age of twenty he was addmitted to the bar by authority of a special act of the General Assembly. He opened an office at Madison, and began the practice of his profession in partnership with John W. Campbell, Esq. [who was age 29 in 1823] . . . .
  • The following appeared on 29 May 1922 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: Document of Historical Interest in Macon Found in Washington. In view of the fact that there is a gathering up of old documents and papers bearing on the history of Macon to be exhibited during the celebration of the city's one hundredth birthday, an old Washington newspaper correspondent, Smith D. Sry, writes to Judge Charles L. Bartlett that he has recently purchased a manuscript that he believes is of considerable value, and would like to dispose of it to those in charge of the centennial.
         This manuscript is the constitution and by-laws and the minutes of the first and subsequent meetings of the Macon Auxiliary Bible Society, of Date February 26, 1826, ninety-six years ago.
         The officers are: President, Christopher B. Strong; vice president, Charles J. McDonald, David W. Clopton and Robert Collins; Lemuel Morrell, secretary; Henry Gardner, corresponding secretary; and John W. Campbell, treasurer.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2014

Family: Ann Williamson Clark b. 15 December 1801, d. 8 September 1885