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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: [Sc-Ir] Campbell: County Derry, Ulster > Allegheny Co, PA; Marshall
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 12:29:48 -0800
In data mining at http://digital.library.pitt.edu
where there are a large number of books on line
that can be full text searched, I sighted a
These folk are related to me via MARSHALL.
It is in
"History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens.
Originally Published: Chicago : A. Warner & Co., 1889." Page 338
James C Campbell, farmer near Sharpsburg (Western
PA) was born in O'Hara (then Indiana Twp) to Thomas
and Mary Crawford Campbell. Thomas was a native of
County Derry, Ireland, and immigrated about 1828. Two years later he married, having 4 children.
Thomas was a farmer. He died in 1848 aged 42. His
widow lived to 86. James C was born and raised
on his father's farm which he continues to keep. He
married Mary,daughter of Samuel Borland. They had 4
children: Annie E, Crawford,Mary C and Sadie M.
Their mother died and he then married Isabella,
daughter of Alexander and Isabella Marshall. They
had William O, Laura B and Martha Jane. Annie E
married Thomas E Miller and had Howard and Edna
Bell. Crawford married Anna Mary Wragg and had
Mr Campbell owns 1/2 of the 120 acres purchased by his great grandfather James Crawford."
Alexander and Isabella MARSHALL are my ancestors,
known fondly as our Irish landlord ancestors because
they disinherited their daughter Mary for marrying
a poor Presbyterian Covenantor my gg grandad
Henry Kelly. They themselves migrated from
County Tyrone in 1821. After Henry died, my gg
grandmother had to go to work on her mother's
farm as a servant, so they they expunged from the
family tree by their grandchildren, my g grandfather
Oliver Kelly and his brother James. They replaced
Isabella and Alexander Marshall's names as the
parents of Mary on her death certificate with
the names of James' inlaws. However James had
failed to inherit a math gene, so his inlaws would
have had Mary when they were 2 years old --...
(James inpoverished my great grandmother when her
husband died by snitching the family property...)
Seen the movie "Far and Away?" This chapter in
our family history is called "Not Far Enough"!
Mary Kelly used to appear as a ghost periodically
when she disapproved of our lifestyles (so she
was around a lot), but we haven't heard from her
in a few years, though other dead Kellys have
manifested and threatened my sister in dreams.
These are very weird people..... they also packed
the family banshee when moving state-side....Sigh!
My Irish Childhood -- who was dead and who was
alive?? We had a hard time figuring it out....
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