1860 - 1947 (87 years)
||Campbell, Jane |
||12 Apr 1860
||Keeseville, Town of Ausable, Clinton County, New York
||Chesterfield, Essex County, New York [1, 2]
- 1860 Census gives her age as 1/12.
||23 Jun 1947
||Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
||26 Jun 1947
||Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Harmony Grove Cemetery
||5 Aug 2016 |
||Campbell, John D., b. Aft 1 Jul 1818, Clinton County, New York , d. 19 May 1860, Chesterfield, Essex County, New York (Age < 41 years) |
||Lennox, Elizabeth Jane, b. Abt 1829, Essex County, New York , d. 14 Feb 1882, Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (Age ~ 53 years) |
||Abt 1851 
- 1850 Chesterfield NY Census (16 Sept) shows John B, age 32, living with Joseph Campbell, age 36, Betsy Campbell, age 61, and Joseph Jacus, age 96. So likely John B. Campbell was not yet married.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
Time line for Jane Campbell
1960 - Jane Campbell was born April 12, 1860 in Keeseville, New York. The date of birth shown on the death certificate is April 12, 1861. The 1860 U. S. Federal Census shows Jane as one month old so 1860 would seem to be the correct year. The 1900 Federal Census shows her birth as April 1860. The best date of birth seems to be April 12, 1860.
On the 1860 U. S. Federal Census Jane is shown with her mother, sisters Ann and Harriet, and brother Charles. Father John and brother John both died in 1860 and 1859 respectively, before the census.
1865 - On the 1865 New York State Census Jane is not with her mother who is working for James Taggard. Ann and Harriet are with their mother and brother Charles has died. Jane is not yet accounted for.
1870 - On the U. S. Federal Census for 1870 Jane is listed as Junnie(Jennie) Manley living in Middlebury, VT with Albert F. and Laura Manley. She is aged 10 and shows born in Vermont which is erroneous.
1882 - Jane's mother's probate records show three heirs, her daughters, Mrs. Anna B. Badger, Manchester, NH; Miss Hattie E. Campbell, Manchester, NH; and Jane - now Miss Jennie C. Manley of Middlebury, Vermont.
1900 - On the 1900 U. S. Federal Census Jane is shown as Jennie C. Willard living with Albert Manley and Albert M. Badger in Middlebury, Vermont. Albert Manley, is shown as head of household and widowed. Jennie relationship to him as dau law ((daughter-in-law(no other children of Albert known) or daughter-by-law?)). Jennie is shown as married in 1888. Also this was her first marriage per the 1930 U. S. Federal Census. Jennie's death certificate shows her spouse as Frank Willard age 93 and living. No trace of Frank Willard has been found in the U. S. Federal Census records thru 1940. Albert M. Badger's relationship to the head of household shows as boarder. He certainly seems to be the son of Jennie's sister Ann(Anna) and was born in March 1895. Jennie's sister Ann died in Nashua, New Hampshire May 19, 1896. Sometime after the 1900 census was taken he must have been adopted by Jennie as Albert M. Badger's birth record shows him as Albert Willard born March 26, 1895 in Nashua, father as Frank E. Willard and mother as Jane Campbell. Subsequent records his full name to be Albert Manley Willard.
1905 - Jennie appears in Vermont Probate Court records as Administratrix for the Estate of Martha M. Manley. In her petition for appointment she cites that Martha "on the 10th day of December 1896 at said Middlebury died intestate; that your petitioner is only child and daughter of said deceased; that said deceased left surviving no other heir or next of kin except your petitioner who is the only person known to your petitioner as interested in the estate of said deceased".
1910 - On the 1900 U. S. Federal Census Jennie and son Albert are shown as boarders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Nothing has yet been found for Jennie and son Albert on the 1920 Federal Census. However an article in The Portsmouth Herald on May 26, 1923 On both the 1930 and 1940 Federal Censuses Jennie and Albert are living together in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
1947 - Jennie died June 23, 1947 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth. New Hampshire Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 also shows her name as Jennie C. Willard (Jennie C. Manley); father as Campbell Manley; husband as Frank Willard alive aged 93; and informant as A. M. Willard, Portsmouth, NH. Does showing the father as Campbell Manley refer to Campbell who was the natural father and Manley as the adoptive? father?
The transition from Jane Campbell to Jennie C. Manley has not yet been fully resolved but considering the foregoing it appears that Jane was legally adopted. Jennie seemed to have all the necessary prerequisites to petition the court to be the administratrix of Martha Manley's estate and the declarations she made in so doing. She most likely was with the Manleys before 1865 as she was then no longer with her mother and sisters. In addition there seems to have been some connection between Jennie's mother and Albert Manley. Jennie seems to have continued to be a part of her natural family. In her natural mother's estate records in 1882 Jennie was listed as an heir as aforementioned. She also took in and apparently adopted her sister Ann(Anna) Badger's child Albert Manley Badger. Interesting the child was so named as it could infer a special family connect with Albert Manley.
Re the Manleys: Albert F. Manley was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont on March 30, 1818; died in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont on August 21, 1904 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont. He married Martha Beckley on February 2, 1845 in Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont. Martha was born March 16, 1825 in Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont; died December 10, 1896 in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont. One further note - on the 1850 U. S. Federal Census Albert is listed as age 31 and Martha age 24. On the aforementioned 1870 census Albert is listed age 50 and "Laura" Manley listed age 45. Correct Albert's age to 52 then the age differential remains at 7 years. Martha and "Laura" seem to be the same person. No other relevant sightings of Laura Manley have been made.
The year following Jennie's death the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Portsmouth, New Hampshire dedicated a plaque in her memory. In the dedicatory address it was stated "She was a graduate of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., and the New York School of Art". (Middlebury College has no record re Jennie under any of her surnames.) The 1940 Federal Census Jennie shows as having completed three years of college.
No record re Frank Willard has been found and according to her death certificate he was still living in 1947 but her son Albert's obituary in 1954 states he was "the son of the late Frank and Jennie C. (Manley) Willard". The VFW dedicatory address indicates she was a widow of a civil war veteran which is not in agreement with her death certificate which stated her husband to still be living.
- [S577] 1880 US Census - NY: Essex County, p. 601; Roll 753.
- [S620] 1860 US Census - NY: Essex County.
- [S114] Campbell, Kleber - correspondence.