Alexander (2) Campbell (Hon.Dr)

M, #1059, b. 20 December 1762, d. 17 November 1837
Father*Alexander Campbell (Dr) b. 22 Feb 1732, d. 28 Dec 1782
Mother*Lydia Stearns b. 7 Jan 1735, d. 19 Mar 1816
ChartsJohn Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)
Burial* Alexander (2) Campbell (Hon.Dr) was buried at Saxtons River Cemetery, Rockingham, Windham Co., Vermont.1 
Source* Source: Most info from History of Rockingham VT (SLC-476935) pgs 610-615.2 
Birth*20 December 1762 He was born on 20 December 1762 at Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.3 
Marriage*1786 He married Rhoda Corey in 1786. 
Residence* Alexander (2) Campbell (Hon.Dr) lived; In Rockingham remainder of life except btwn 1825 and 1830 when he practiced his profession in Charlestown, Sullivan, NH. 
Death*17 November 1837 He died on 17 November 1837 at Grafton, Windham Co., Vermont, at age 74; age 74.1 
(Witness) Occupation He was associated with John Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)      For nearly one hundred years there was a Dr Campbell practicing medicine in Putney. Other doctor members of this family were prominent and famous physicians elsewhere in the state. The first of the Putney doctors was Dr John Campbell who came from Oxford MA and was in practice here by 1786. He was born in 1754, married Martha Stevens of Oxford and died in 1820. At his death his home place was deeded to David Crawford and later became the property of Mrs Caddie Fuller who lives there now. When Dr Campbell came to Putney, the famous Dr Josiah Goodhue was the town's physician and the two practiced amicably until 1803 when Dr Goodhue moved to Chester VT. Dr Campbell remained the leading practitioner in town for 34 years. Following Dr John was his brother Dr Alexander Campbell who was fifteen years younger. The third was Alexander's son born in 1793 who practiced in Putney for 53 years. He died in 1866 after a long and respected life among the people in Putney. His home was at the head of Kimball Hill, the place now owned by Omar Buxton.
     A third brother of John and Alexander was Thomas, a Revolutionary soldier who died here in 1844. The father of these three brothers was Duncan Campbell who lived in Putney for some years but later was in Oxford MA, until he died in 1795. Duncan was the son of Rev John Campbell (1690-1761) who was a minister in Oxford from 1721 to the time of his death. Duncan had a brother, Capt William Campbell, who was a selectman of Putney in 1787, but later moved to Castleton VT. He had been captain of an Oxford company in the Revolution before coming to Putney to live. Another brother, Rev Archibald Campbell, preached in Putney occasionally. A third brother, Alexander, was a distinguished physician who remained in Oxford. This Dr Campbell had two sons who became doctors and came to Vermont to practice. One was Dr Alexander of Rockingham, and the other Dr Edward R (known locally as "Dr Ned") was famous in Westminster. It is interesting to note that the last of the Campbell doctors was a grandson of "Dr Ned". He was Dr Daniel Campbell who was born in Westminster and practiced for ten years in Westminster West and later in Saxton's River.4 


Rhoda Corey d. 13 Jun 1825
Marriage*1786 Alexander (2) Campbell (Hon.Dr) married Rhoda Corey in 1786. 
Last Edited8 Jun 2008


  1. [S97] General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 - microfilm of original index cards, VT Secretary of State, , SLC 27499 etc, My Evd # 97.
  2. [S99] Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co MA, Ellery Bicknell Crane, Lewis Publ Co: NY & Chicago, 1907, vol 2 pgs 291-292, SLC 974.43 D2c v. 2, My Evd # 99.
  3. [S103] Vital Records of Oxford MA to the End of the Year 1849, Franklin Rice, : Worcester MA, 1905, 23+, 140+, 272+, SLC 369745 [SLC 0754010 is the microfilm of the original documents of the Town Clerk at Oxford MA], My Evd # 103.
  4. [S101] People of Putney 1753-1953, Fortnightly Club of Putney VT, , 1953, 13-14, SLC 974.39/P1 H2f film 896628, My Evd # 101.