Alexander Campbell (Dr)

M, #1117, b. 17 December 1769, d. 15 December 1839
Father*Duncan Campbell b. 27 Mar 1727, d. 13 Jun 1795
Mother*Elizabeth Stearns b. 1730, d. 18 Nov 1821
ChartsJohn Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)
Birth*17 December 1769 Alexander Campbell (Dr) was born on 17 December 1769 at Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.1 
Marriage*21 November 1790 He married Jerusha Wilder on 21 November 1790 at Putney, Windham Co., Vermont; Date is date of intention.2 
Marriage* Alexander Campbell (Dr) married Achsah (__________)
Death*15 December 1839 Alexander Campbell (Dr) died on 15 December 1839 at Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, at age 69; "Fifty years a practicing physician in Putney."3,2 
Burial* He was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Windham Co., Vermont.3,2 
Source* Source: In Putney Section - Dr Alexander Campbell, brother of the preceeding (Dr John, same page) was born in Oxford Mass in 1760, and was for many years a successful practitioner in medicine. He died Dec 15, 1839 age 70 years. The next paragraph is about his son, Dr John Campbell 2nd.
     In Vital records book, most of his children by both wives are listed.4,2 
(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.5 

Family 1

Jerusha Wilder b. 1770, d. 5 Oct 1818
Marriage*21 November 1790 Alexander Campbell (Dr) married Jerusha Wilder on 21 November 1790 at Putney, Windham Co., Vermont; Date is date of intention.2 

Family 2

Achsah (__________)
Marriage* Alexander Campbell (Dr) married Achsah (__________)
Last Edited6 Sep 1999


  1. [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.
  2. [S100] Vital Records of Putney VT to the year 1900: With Selected Additional Records, Ken Stevens, Genealogical Society of Vermont: Pittsford VT, 1992, SLC 974.39/P1 V2s, My Evd # 100.
  3. [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.
  4. [S72] Vermont Historical Gazetteer Vol V the Towns of Windham County, Abby Maria Hemenway, Mrs Carrie Page: Brandon VT, 1891, SLC 974.3 H2v Vol 5 second section, pg 244, My Evd # 72.
  5. [S101] People of Putney 1753-1953, Fortnightly Club of Putney VT, , 1953, 13-14, SLC 974.39/P1 H2f film 896628, My Evd # 101.