Marcus L. Campbell

b. circa 1833, d. 4 August 1883
  • Marcus L. Campbell was born circa 1833 in Florida.
  • He was known as Bunk.
  • 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 Marcus L. Campbell, Susan Mary Campbell, Clark Calhoun Campbell, Samuel D. Campbell, Ann Clark Campbell and John Wesley 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.
  • 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 Marcus L. Campbell, John Wesley Campbell, Ann Clark Campbell, Edwin Eliza 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.)
  • He married Caroline Lucy Williams, daughter of Samuel May Williams and Sarah Patterson Scott, say 1855, and Caroline's brother William Howell Williams married Marcus' sister Eddie Eliza Campbell, and her cousin John Howell Williams married Marcus' sister Ann Clark Campbell.
  • Marcus L. Campbell became a widower at the 21 February 1876 death of his wife Caroline Lucy Williams.
  • The following appeared on 6 October 1876 in the Galveston Daily News: In response to the above invitation from the gentlemen sent to this city by the New Orleans Cotton Exchange to take steps to have the quarantine raised, the following Galveston physicians assembled at the parlor of the Grand Southern hotel last evening: C. H. wilkinson, W. D. Kelley, H. Shearer, W. F. Blunt, M. R. Brown, S. A. Towsey, T. J. Heard, Marcus Campbell, W. S. Rogers, J. M. Haden, Wm. Penny, Ed Watts, J. L. Large, C. W. Trueheart, S. M. Welch, C. C. Campbell. . . .
  • The following appeared on 1 June 1878 in the Galveston Daily News: . . . Deceased was attended by Dr. Marcus Campbell, who arrived about 11 o'clock March 5. . . . (from an account of the trial Dave Drake for the murder of Henry Snowball.)
  • Marcus L. Campbell died on 4 August 1883 in Dickinson, Galveston County, Texas.
  • He was interred at Galveston, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 6 August 1883 in the Galveston Daily News: Dr. Marcus L. Campbell died at Dickinson, in this county, at 7 o'clock Saturday evening. His remains were brought to this city yesterday morning and were consigned to earth at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. Campbell was a brother of Dr. Clark Campbell of this city and was well known, having been a resident of Galveston for about twenty-six years. He was a native of Florida, and at the time of his death was about fifty years of age. He was for a long time an active practitioner and held high rank as a physician, being especially fortunate in his work with the yellow fever scourge. Of late years, however, he has not been in active practice. He leaves a family of five children, and a large circle of friends mourn his death.
  • The following appeared on 9 April 1896 in the Galveston Daily News: (Memorial flowers are tenderly strewn upon the graves of the confederate dead) . . . . Dr. M. L. Campbell, surgeon confederate army. . .
  • The following appeared on 19 March 1911 in the Galveston Daily News: The Galveston Medical Society perfected its organization in 1865, adopting a constitution, fee bill and code of medical ethics. "The profession," says the directory, "is largely represented in our city, drawn here, we imagine, more by the social and climatic attractions of the city than by any unusual or peculiar advantages it may offer for the practice of surgery or medicine. Amongst them are many gentlemen who have achieved reputations in the South and West as professors in medical colleges, editors of medical journals, performing difficult and delicate surgical operations, and in the practice of special branches of the healing art. The officers of the society are: Edward Randall, M. D., president. T. J. Heard, M. D., vice president. S. M. Welch, M. D., secretary. C. H. McGill, M. D., corresponding secretary. Marcus Campbell, M. D., treasurer. . . .
  • The following appeared on 3 March 1940 in the Galveston Daily News: Last week, while prowling through some of these old record books, [Galveston District Clerk H. H. Treaccar] came across an old-time register of physicians, and in glancing over its yellowing pages of slowly-fading handwriting, he encountered many a name well known in the medical history of Galveston. As a result, he prepared the following article which should be of no little interest to the older citizens of Galveston: ". . . . Familiar Names. Through the registration records are names linked with the progress of the city. Some are familiar to the older generatiion which is now quickly passing on while to others the names are hazily remembered from the stories that were told by parents and grandparents of their skill and patience. There was Marcus Campbell, known affectionately to the pioneers of Galveston as Dr. Bunk Campbell. . . ."
  • Last Edited: 19 Oct 2012

Family: Caroline Lucy Williams b. circa 1842, d. 21 February 1876