As this site was originally built for my daughter Kerry, I thought it only right that she should also know her mothers side of the family as well. so here is the history of The Campbell's.
1. JOHN CAMPBELL was born about 1820. He married MARGARET DOUGLAS on the 13th Sep 1844 in the Gorbals in Glasgow. Margaret was born 1820.
Children of JOHN CAMPBELL and MARGARET DOUGLAS are:
i. DAVED CAMPBELL, b. 15 Mar 1845.
ii. ISABELLA CAMPBELL, b. 19 Nov 1850.
iii. MARGARET CAMPBELL, b. 27 Feb 1855.
iv. CHRISTINA CAMPBELL, b. 21 May 1855.
2. v. ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, b. 05 Nov 1859; d. 1930.
Generation No. 22. ALEXANDER CAMPBELL who was born on the 5th Nov 1859, and died 1930, married JESSIE CALDERWOOD 1891. She was born 1862.
above; Alexander Campbell
below; Jessie Calderwood
Notes for ALEXANDER CAMPBELL:
On the 12th of September 2002 John Douglas Campbell handed me a diary which belonged to one one of his family .He was unsure as to who actually wrote in it , as it was in his fathers keep and was given to him after his fathers death. After reading it I believe it was the diary of this man who is Johns grandfather it contains only fourteen written pages and read (including all spelling) as follows......
285 So Wellington St
June 7th 1887
may I be of use before wasted.
Reading life of Sheller by J. Carlyle very nice to read, A great deal of good to be got from it, Its now about ten years since I comence to read Carlyle works and he has been my great teatcher his mind is the greatest of all at the present day . my spelling is bad and cant make much head way in it .
Weather fine, was up at 20 to 7 got out to work back for breakfast at 9 went to see mrs C in her shop for a short time , Mrs Wallace came in I left both then went and got breakfast back to work again , hurried up with my work, got reading a little of Sheller very interesting, got dinner again was reading a little of ..........
June 27th 1887AD
written at 7 oclock am
at 13 George St City
If I have not the time to write out my will , may this do as well , All my goods and my money and every thing that belongs to me shall go to her my mother , Mrs Campbell and if dead shall be devided amoung... Jessie Calderwood shall receive £30 in cash, and the rest of all my goods and money shall be diveded amoung my two unmarried sisters Isabella Campbell , Christina Campbell and also Alexandra Malloch and I hope he will look after my two sisters and see that they do not want for any thing in the way through life , My brother John is own me 40£ and if he is able to pay it ask him kindly in my name so that my mother may receive it , or you may get it for yourselfs , and if he has not got it to pay do not bother yourselfs about it . Tell him that sumday in the future he may be able to return it or lend a helping hand if needful when the day comes . Do be kind to my mother and remember her always for she has been the best of mothers . I am in goodhealth and sound mind at the present moment , please to do all what is right in gods name and you will be rewarded , I hope my few words will be respected and done accordingly.
285 So Wellington St
Mrs Currie gettin married about the middle of August wonderful what changes take place , her mother wants me to stay with her and take charge of her buisness she has given me a little time to think on it , I do not know what answer to give her as I want to do some thing for myself as I want to get settled in life
Time will show .
Tuesday 30th August 1887
In the best of health what more can we ask it is the best of all things , glad to see mother keeping so well just now and I hope that she will long enjoy good health she has good talents if they had coltived for she has amount of wit and great mind to be always working and she is for seeing , but she has had hard work all her days .
Thursday 29th Sept
saw Sandy my good brother last night he seems to be very much grieved at his loss, and yet little hope of some of the children poor maggie we will never see her face again she is gon forever from us . Mother is a great deal better now, my only wish is she may get over it all right .
I see her face allways before me, and I cannot think that I will never see face again oh if I only could see her for a moment how glade my heart would be but never never shall I have the pleasure of that ,for that is a lesson I have long since learned for when I was a boy I longed and wished to see my father but longed in vain , for only in the minds eye can I behold them and I do it often. And how my love is growing to her little boy we hve in the house , and I meen to make a man of him as long as Iam with him , oh the little man how cold must the world bewith out a mother , may god grant him strenth and health to fight his battle through life and also his brothers and sisters and oh may they love each other the more the older they get and keep close to one and other, my heart is sad when I think on it all .
Sunday 23rd Oct
I have been reading all afternoon in the life o Forsythe written by himself , I cannot understand it all but only see good lessons here and there in it , what more can we expect for is not mans whole life a mystery and we should that we find and make it our own . I would like to understand more of it for there is some valuable lessons to be got from his experience....
although Alexander lived another fifty three years this was the last entry he wrote in this diary.
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Marriage Notes for ALEXANDER CAMPBELL and JESSIE CALDERWOOD:
Alexander Campbell aged 31 of 295 Main St Bridgeton married Jessie Calderwood aged 29 of 16 Salisbury St
Children of ALEXANDER CAMPBELL and JESSIE CALDERWOOD are:
i. JOHN CAMPBELL.
ii. ANDREW CAMPBELL.
iii. ALEC CAMPBELL.
iv. MARGARET CAMPBELL.
v. MARY CAMPBELL.
3. vi. HECTOR DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, b. Nov 1891; d. 22 Jan 1971, The Western Infirmary Glasgow.
Generation No. 33. HECTOR DOUGLAS CAMPBELL was born Nov 1891, and died 22 Jan 1971 in The Western Infirmary Glasgow. He married CHRISTINA PLOWMAN 1916, daughter of DAVID PLOWMAN and ELIZA CAMPBELL. and was born 1892.
above;David Plowman & Eliza Campbell
Notes for HECTOR DOUGLAS CAMPBELL:
Hector was making his way home to Dorchester Ave when he was knocked down as he crossed the Great Western Rd in Glasgow. he died as a result of injuries received.
More About HECTOR DOUGLAS CAMPBELL:
Occupation: 1950, Ambulance Transport Controller
above; Hector Campbell
below; Christina Plowman
Children of HECTOR CAMPBELL and CHRISTINA PLOWMAN are:
i. ALEC CAMPBELL.
ii. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL.
4. iii. JOHN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, b. 11 Jan 1926, Glasgow.
Generation No. 44. JOHN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL was born 11 Jan 1926 in Glasgow. He married WILLIAMINA ISHBEL SMITH 28 Jul 1950 in Glasgow, daughter of WILLIAM SMITH and PRISCILLA FADYEN. She was born 28 Jul 1930 in Glasgow, and died 17 May 1975 in Glasgow.
More About JOHN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL:
Military service: Bet. Dec 1944 - Apr 1946, Served with 252 COY . RASC. Middle East Forces. Palestine. Awarded the 1939/45 war medal.
Marriage Notes for JOHN CAMPBELL and WILLIAMINA SMITH:
John.D.Campbell aged 24 of 127 New city Rd married Williamina Ishbel Smith aged 20 of 45 Kempsthorn Crescent on the 28th of July 1950
Children of JOHN CAMPBELL and WILLIAMINA SMITH are:
i. LINDA CAMPBELL, b.1952. married William Simpson
ii. JANICE CAMPBELL, b.1958. married Charles Simpson
iii. JOAN CAMPBELL, b.1960; d. 17 Sep 1983, home at 223 Warriston St Glasgow.
iv. CAROLINE CAMPBELL, b. 1961. Married Donald McDonald
v. DAVID CAMPBELL, b. 1961. married Yvonne Crawford
5. vi. JOYCE CAMPBELL, b. 1968,married John Todd.
Generation No. 55. JOYCE CAMPBELL was born 30 Mar 1968 in Rottenrow maternity hospital, Glasgow. She married JOHN WILLIAM TODD 13 Feb 2003 in Park Circus, Glasgow, son of JAMES TODD and MARGARET BLEAKLEY. He was born 18 Aug 1963 in Belvidere hospital, Glasgow.
Children of JOYCE CAMPBELL and JOHN TODD is:
KERRY BLEAKLEY TODD, born 1993,at Rottenrow Maternity Hospital. Glasgow.
JOHN WILLIAM BLEAKLEY TODD born 2007, at Princess Royal Maternity Glasgow