J. Goree Campbell
b. 31 May 1848, d. 24 September 1876
- Father: Clark Calhoun Campbell b. December 1824, d. 27 July 1907
- Mother: Lucy Caroline Goree b. November 1827, d. 18 January 1907
- J. Goree Campbell was born on 31 May 1848 in Perry County, Alabama.
- He was known as Goree.
- Clark Calhoun Campbell and Lucy Caroline Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, enumerated next to Clark's mother and siblings.. Other members of the household included J. Goree Campbell, John Wesley Campbell.
- Clark Calhoun Campbell and Lucy Caroline Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included J. Goree Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Martha Campbell, Clark Calhoun Campbell Jr., Annie Campbell and Robert L. Wood. C. Campbell is listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with 27 slaves (10 of whom were age 10 and younger) and 4 slave houses.
- Clark Calhoun Campbell and Lucy Caroline Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Galveston County, Texas, enumerated next to Clark's sister Eddie Williams. Clark also is enumerated at the Sisters of Charity Hospital. The family's out-of-town residence on Clear Creek in Galveston County was called "Rest Haven," according to daughter Lucie Campbell Lee.. Other members of the household included J. Goree Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Martha Campbell, Clark Calhoun Campbell Jr., Annie Campbell and Lucie Frances Campbell.
- He was a railroad clerk, according to the 1870 census.
- The following appeared on 16 September 1873 in The Galveston Daily News: In a called session of the Galveston County Court on 15 September 1873, in response to a petition regarding the San Antonio Railroad subsidy question, an election was ordered to be held, and Goree Campbell was appointed presiding officer in Election Precinct No. 1.
- The following appeared on 16 July 1876 in The Galveston Daily News: (Clear Creek, July 15) The following are the proceedings of a meeting held this day, at Dickinson, in pursuance to a call of L. H. Babcock, president of the Mainland Democratic Club of Galveston county, for the Democracy of the sixth and seventh precincts to meet at Dickinson Station, on Saturday, July 15, at 12 o'clock. The president being absent, Mr. Goree Campbell was requested to act as temporary chairman, and Mr. P. S. Wren, secretary. . . . Mr. Goree Campbell, was unanimously elected permanent President. . . .
- J. Goree Campbell died on 24 September 1876 at age 28 in Galveston, Texas.
- He was interred at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Texas.
- The following appeared on 26 September 1876 in The Galveston Daily News: [Died] In this city on the morning of Sept. 24th, 1876, Goree Campbell, eldest son of Dr. Clark Campbell and Mrs. S. G. Campbell.
The deceased was born in Perry county, Alabama, on the 31st of May, 1848, and came to Texas at a very early age. He was at school at Plantersville, in Grimes county, at the commencement of the war, and at the age of 16 years left school and joined Williamson's Cadet Company, Mann's Regiment, C. S. Volunteers. He served until the end of the war, and was one of those who volunteered to hold Galveston pending the negotiations of the Texas State Commissioners for a surrender. He was thus one of the last who bore arms in defense of the South.
For one so young, he had acquired the confidence and respect of the community in which he lived in a marked degree. This was due to his native force of character, his integrity and firmness, and to a genial and kindly disposition. He was alike beloved and respected, and a host of warm personal friends attested his worth and mourn his loss.
We tender our affectionate sympathy to his family in their great bereavement. W.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Clark Calhoun Campbell and Lucy Caroline Goree and J. Goree Campbell, Martha Wren.
- Last Edited: 21 Feb 2013