John Campbell

M, #1121, b. 13 November 1744
Father*John Campbell Jr b. 7 Feb 1724/25, d. b 1761
Mother*Mary Hunkins
ChartsJohn Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)
Birth*13 November 1744 John Campbell was born on 13 November 1744 at Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.1 
(MentionedIn) Will1 August 1760 Was mentioned in the will of John Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717) on 1 August 1760; He gives to his wife Esther one moiety of all his household movables and furniture, excepting bonds, notes, accounts, clothing, library and gun, also his spoons and gold rings : to be used and improved by her during her life and afterward to go to Mary Twiss and Isabella Wolcott, his daughters ; also a comfortable home in his house with full provision for her support, with what wool and flax she may need, and eight pounds annually of money for incidental expenses.
     To his son Duncan he gives 40 shillings, as he had received at setting out in trade his share of the estate.
     To his son Alexander he gives a lot in the Cedar Swamp which, with a farm formerly given and his expenses of education as a physician, is his portion of the estate.
     To his son William he gives a deed of one-half his home farm, with other out lands, bearing the same date as his will, and in his will gives him the other half, with his farming tools, stock, etc., and also his negro, " Will," to be kindly used and improved and supported by him during his life.
     To his son Archibald he gives £133. 6s. 8d. lawful money, to be kept on interest until he settles in some business in the world, also his apparel, library, watch, gold wrist buttons, knee and shoe buckles, and a young horse, and provision for payment of all his bills at college "till after the next commencement."
     To his daughter Mary Twiss he gives 40 pounds to be kept at interest for her benefit and a house and lot near the north end of the Plain, one cow and five sheep.
     To his daughter Isabella Wolcott he gives one cow and five sheep ; also 60 pounds to be kept at interest for her benefit. . . "which with what I gave to her at her marriage and some articles since, with a considerable sum of money I paid for Mr. Josiah Wolcott her husband in consequence of the decree of the Governor and council in my favor against him, which he hath neglected and refused to pay makes up her full portion of my estate."
     To his granddaughter Esther Town and his grandsons John and William Town he makes small bequests.
     To his grandson John (son of John, Jr., who had then gone from town) he gives 10 pounds, and to his grandsons, John, son of Duncan, and Edward R., son of Alexander, he gives his land in the South Gore, " provided that the said farm may be sold . . . for their education/' To his grandson John, son of Josiah Wolcott, he gives the gun which was his great-grandfather Wolcott's, and "which I purchased out of the estate of Capt. Richard Williams."
     He appoints his sons Alexander and William his executors.2 
Residence*1804 John Campbell lived in 1804; Moved to Westford, Otsego Co., NY. 
Pension*1832  In Westford, Otsego Co., New York, in 1832 John Campbell had a pension. That is when he applied for his Rev War pension (S12428). He entered service from Oxford, Worcester Co., MA and one of the Captains he served was a William Campbell. He states that after the Revolution, he moved from Oxford, to Invernesston[sp?] VT, then to Pittstown NY, then to Duanesburgh in Albany Co. (now Schenectedy) NY, then to Otsego where has resided 28 years. He is known to Deacon Jonas Babcock (of Presbyterian Church) and William Campbell who swore for him. [William same as Captain William? Brother, uncle?]3 
Last Edited8 Dec 2010


  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. [S76] History of the Town of Oxford MA, George Daniels, Author: Oxford MA, 1892,, pgs 525-6.
  3. [S94] Revolutionary War pension S12428 for John Campbell of Worcester Co MA to Otsego Co NY, My Evd # 94.