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Campbell, Rev. Alexander

Campbell, Rev. Alexander

Male 1816 - 1882  (65 years)

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  • Name Campbell, Alexander 
    Title Rev. 
    Born 28 Sep 1816  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820 
    • not located
    Census 1830  Putney, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Name: Allexander Campbell
      [Alexander Campbell]
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Putney, Windham, Vermont
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9
    Census 1840  Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • not located
    Ordained 5 Jun 1845  Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Alexander Campbell received his license to exhort April 4, 1837 and license to preach July 23, 1836. On June 5, 1842 he became a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church and could administer the Ordinance of Baptism, Marriage, and the Burial of the Dead, in the Absence of an Elder. On June 23, 1844 he became an Elder of the church.

      He was the founder of first Methodist Church in Rutland, Vermont.

      Annual Meeting minutes from the Troy Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church (Vermont and New York) Spring, 1883 - pages 67-68
    Occupation 1850  Salem, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist Episcopal clergyman 
    _AMTID 302051497437:1030:155362986 
    _COLOR 11 
    _UID 362343C0E2780845972810E5DD5052DE14E3 
    Died 8 May 1882  North Granville, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Cause: of pneumonia 
    Buried Abt 11 May 1882  Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Address:
    Village Cemetery 
    Campbell, Alexander - monument closeup
    Campbell, Alexander - monument closeup
    Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
    Person ID I83  Tree_1
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2021 

    Father Campbell, Argyle,   b. Abt 1792, Peru, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Jacus, Betsy,   b. 14 Aug 1789, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1877, Keeseville, Town of Ausable, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1814  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • based on birth year of first child
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tracy, Alma,   b. 24 Mar 1822, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1864, Center Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1842  Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Census 1850  Salem, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 2 Jul 1860  Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name: Alex Campbell
      Age: 43
      Birth Year: abt 1817
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: New York
      Home in 1860: Shelburn, Chittenden, Vermont
      Post Office: Shelburn
      Dwelling Number: 933
      Family Number: 936
      Occupation: Meth Clergyman
      Personal Estate Value: 800
      Household Members: Name Age
      Alex Campbell 43
      Anny Campbell 34
      M B Campbell 16
      Charles Campbell 14
      Elizabeth Campbell 12
      Wm Campbell 2
      Jane Shayer 48
    Children 
     1. Campbell, Dr. Merritt Bates,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Heber, Imperial County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Campbell, Charles Henry,   b. 9 Dec 1845, Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1927, West Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Campbell, Elizabeth Pamela,   b. 6 Feb 1847, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1932, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Campbell, William Alexander,   b. 22 Jul 1858, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1862, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Safford, Laura Maria,   b. 31 Jul 1826, Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1903, Westport, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 May 1866  Madison, Lake County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Census 15 Jun 1870  Westport, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Dwelling Number: 37
      Household Members:
      Alex Campbell 53
      Laura Campbell 48
      Lizzie Campbell 22
      Betsey Campbell 81
    Census 1 Jun 1875  Kingsbury, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Name: Alexander Campbell
      Age: 57
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1818
      Residence Date: 1 Jun 1875
      Residence Place: Kingsbury, Washington, New York, USA
      Election District: E.D. 01
      Household Number: 81
      Relation to Head: Head
      Spouse's Name: Laura Campbell
      Line Number: 9
      Sheet Number: 9
      Household Members Age Relationship
      Alexander Campbell 57 Head
      Laura Campbell 59 Wife
      Elizabeth P Campbell 27 Daughter
    Census 2 Jun 1880  Hampton, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Laura is transcribed as "Sara M. Campbell" age 53, housekeeper, born in Vermont.
      Name: Alexander Campbell
      Age: 63
      Birth Date: Abt 1817
      Birthplace: New York
      Home in 1880: Hampton, Washington, New York, USA
      House Number: 3
      Dwelling Number: 3
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Sara M. Campbell
      Father's Birthplace: New York
      Mother's Birthplace: New York
      Occupation: Clergyman Me
      Months Not Employed: 12
      Household Members: Name Age
      Alexander Campbell 63
      Sara M. Campbell 53
      Elizabeth P. Campbell 32
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1816 - Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Putney, Windham County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1842 - Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 5 Jun 1845 - Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Methodist Episcopal clergyman - 1850 - Salem, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Salem, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jul 1860 - Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1866 - Madison, Lake County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jun 1870 - Westport, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1875 - Kingsbury, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jun 1880 - Hampton, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of pneumonia - 8 May 1882 - North Granville, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Village Cemetery - Abt 11 May 1882 - Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont
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  • Photos
    Campbell, Alexander, 1816-1882
    Campbell, Alexander, 1816-1882

  • Notes 
    • Alexander Campbell received his license to exhort April 4, 1837 and license to preach July 23, 1836. On June 5, 1842 he became a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church and could administer the Ordinance of Baptism, Marriage, and the Burial of the Dead, in the Absence of an Elder. On June 23, 1844 he became an Elder of the church.

      He was the founder of first Methodist Church in Rutland, Vermont.

      Annual Meeting minutes from the Troy Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church (Vermont and New York) Spring, 1883 - pages 67-68

      XVI. - MEMOIRS
      ______
      ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.

      Alexander Campbell was born in the town of Chesterfield, Essex Co., N. Y., September 28, 1816, and died at North Granville, May 8, 1882.

      From early childhood he appeared religiously inclined, and was very conscientious. At the age of sixteen he was converted to God under the labors of Rev. Merritt Bates, then pastor of the church at Keeseville. He immediately united with the society in that place, and continued a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church until called to the Church triumphant. Having received an assurance of his acceptance with God, he at once commenced laboring for the salvation of his friends. God crowned his labors, and he soon became satisfied that he was divinely called to the work of the ministry. His early educational advantages had been confined to the common schools of his native town. To prepare himself for the great work to which he felt clear that God had called him, he repaired to Troy Conference Academy, where he spent several terms. In due time he was licensed to preach, and recommended to Conference. He was admitted on trial at the session of Troy Conference of 1839, and appointed to Weybridge Circuit, Vt. His subsequent appointments were as follows:

      1840, Essex, Vt.; 1841, Milton; 1842-43, Hinesburg; 1844, Stowe; 1845, Morristown; 1846, Saranac, N. Y.; 1847, Dorset and Manchester, Vt.; 1848-49, Arlington; 1850-51, Salem; 1852-53, Easton and Cambridge; 1854-55, Rutland, Vt.; 1 856-57, Rensselaerville; 1858-59, Knox; 1860-61, Shelburne, Vt.; 1862-63, Franklin; 1864-65, Rutland, (second time) 1866-68, Tomhannock, N. Y.; 1869-70, Westport; 1871-73, Agent of Freedmen's Aid Society; 1874-76, Sandford's Ridge; 1877-79, Bridgeport and Shoreham; 1880, Hampton; 1881-82, North Granville. He received forty-three appointments from the Bishops, and filled forty-two of them in the same number of consecutive years. He was present at the last session of our Conference, apparently in usual health. Near the close he took a severe cold, and returned home quite unwell. His cold soon settled into pneumonia, from which he suffered until May 8, when he expired. He performed no ministerial service on his charge after his return from Conference.

      He died suddenly, leaving behind him the record of a devoted life.

      Brother Campbell was a diligent student. He never learned as easily as some, but he made up this lack by close application. He was a very acceptable preacher, his voice and manner were very pleasant and attractive, and his sermons showed thought and careful study. As a pastor, he was faithful, genial, and kind. He was true to the solemn pledge he made, when admitted a member of the Conference, “to visit from house to house.” He performed this part of his work conscientiously. He went among the people to do them good. He attended faithfully to all the duties of a Methodist preacher. He was generally beloved by all classes where he labored, and admired for his diligence and fidelity. God honored his labors with extensive revivals in many instances.

      Our departed brother was eminently a man of God. Few among us fast and pray as much as did Alexander Campbell. He was serious. His motto was, “Holiness to the Lord.” It was said of him, by all classes, as they beheld his life, and listened to his conversation, “He is a good man.” A conscientious, devoted, earnest Christian minister was taken from us when God called him away. Brother Campbell was twice married. His first wife, and the mother of all his children, died some years since, leaving behind an unblemished Christian reputation. His second wife, a most estimable Christian lady, one daughter, and several sons, survive to mourn their loss. Our brother was peculiarly happy in his domestic relations. Heaven bless the surviving ones, and, when with them the turmoils of life are over, give the family a happy reunion among the eternally saved!

      (End of memoir)

  • Sources 
    1. [S810] Campbell, Alexander - Family Bible.

    2. [S831] SAR - Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    3. [S513] 1870 US Census - NY: Essex County, Westport; pg. 5; 37; Laura Campbell; 25 November 2013.

    4. [S627] Campbell, Alexander, Rev (1816-1882) - FindaGrave #22754994, Alexander Campbell; 1816–1882; 22754994.

    5. [S1650] 1860 US Census - VT: Chittenden County, Shelburne; pg. 130; dwelling 933, family 936; Alex Campbell household; 12 February 2014.

    6. [S1956] 1830 US Census - VT: Windham County, Putney; Series: M19; Roll: 186; Page: 127; Alexander Campbell household; 20 November 2021.

    7. [S1342] 1840 US Census - VT: Chittenden County, Williston; Roll: 541; Page: 112; Alexander Campbell household; 20 November 2021.

    8. [S1955] Campbell, Alexander - Ordination Certificate, Elder ordination; 5 June 1842.

    9. [S1234] 1850 US Census - NY: Washington County, Salem; image 192; Household 278; Alexander Campbell; 10 June 2011.

    10. [S4] New England Families, Genealogies and Memorials, Vol. 1, p. 485-6.

    11. [S1957] Campell, Alexander & Alma Tracy - wedding cerificate copy, Rev. Alexander Campbell and Alma Tracy; 9 October 1842.

    12. [S39] Campbell, Kleber - correspondence.

    13. [S513] 1870 US Census - NY: Essex County, Westport; pg. 5; household 37; Alexander Campbell household; 25 November 2013.

    14. [S1954] 1875 NY State Census - Washington County, Alexander Campbell household; pg. 9; 81.

    15. [S1657] 1880 US Census - NY: Washington County, Hampton; 6; pg. 1; dwelling 3; Alexander Campbell household; 15 May 2016.