Bios of People of Scots Descent Daniel Campbell
DANIEL CAMPBELL (a lineal descendant of John
Campbell, Duke of Argyle), born in Argyleshire, Scotland in 1660; was an
officer in the army of William the Third, and was in the battle of
"Boyne Waters". At the close of that war he settled in the
north of Ireland. Among his children, Henry, born in 1697, married
Martha Black, and sailed with his wife and five sons to America in 1733.
These sons were William, Samuel, James, John, and Henry. Another son,
Daniel born in America, lived in Amherst to the advanced age of 100
years. All these sons, except James, had families. The father died in
1785, aged 88 years. Of these six sons, William, Samuel, and Henry have
descendants in Acworth. Of William's five sons, James, David, and Daniel
were soldiers in the Continental army. After their discharge, James and
Daniel settled in Acworth. James was discharged on account of sickness,
having been brought to the point of death by smallpox and camp fever. He
was a weaver, a common occupation of the men among the Scotch-Irish of
that day. His warm coverlets are still remembered by the oldest.
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