Archibald M. Campbell

b. circa 1810
  • Archibald M. Campbell was born circa 1810 in Georgia.
  • He married Mary W. Willis on 19 April 1832 in Bibb County, Georgia.
  • 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."
  • Archibald M. Campbell and Mary W. Willis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included James P. Campbell, William W. Campbell, Duncan G. Campbell, John A. Campbell, Edwin Francis Campbell and Mary Ella Campbell.
  • He was a planter, according to the 1850 census.
  • Archibald M. Campbell and Mary W. Willis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Mansfield PO, DeSoto Parish, Georgia. Other members of the household included Edwin Francis Campbell, John A. Campbell, Mary Ella Campbell, Hayden Hughes Campbell, William W. Campbell and Duncan G. Campbell.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2012

Family: Mary W. Willis b. circa 1816