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Peter and Mary (McIntosh) Campbell, daughter Margaret (Campbell) Johnson

Peter was born at Florida N.Y. May 8 1826. He attended school with his brother John at the primary schools, the Camden Moravian school, and at the Lyceum at Schenectady; but tiring of study, he did not enter college, but entered a store in New York as a clerk. This pleased him little better than his studies, and he soon left, and went to live with his grandmother, Elizabeth Law, with whom he remained until his marriage to Mary McIntosh, in 1848. After marriage, he lived upon a farm near Watertown, N.Y. some time; then moved from it to Shushan, N.Y. where he resided until the breaking out of the rebellion. During the rebellion he acted as sutler to the army, bringing his family to Washington, D.C. where he still resides, and is now doing a prosperous business as a broker. He has three children: Elizabeth, John and Margaret

In 1850 Alexander and Susan McIntosh are in Washington County, New York. He's a tailor, born in Ireland. z
Sarah is 56 born in New York.
James Ferguson is a tailor living with them 35 - and a blind John Worel, 52.

Susan McIntosh, 55, John "World" 75 and Jas Ferguson 40 are together in 1860 Washington County, East Salem post office.

Next household is John Moore, laborer, 36, with Agnes 28 and Sarah 8, all born in New York.

In 1870 Agnes is 38, married to John D. Moore, 46. James Ferguston 49 is still with them.

January 21, 1899

April 1, 1899 "A telegram came from San Antonio, Texas, Thursday morning announcing the death of Mrs. F. D. Johnson, and the news has cast a general feeling of gloom over the community, for Mrs. Johnson was known and loved by all. She, with her daughter, Miss Agness Newell, went to Texas in January, hoping that under the mild skies of the southern climate she might at least alleviate the evils of consumption, which had already assumed an alarming form. Her friends here could hardly hope for her recovery and were partly prepared for the news of her death. Miss Newell has been a faithful attendant at the side of her mother during all her latest sickness.
One of the saddest features of her death is the fact that she was so far from her husband and home that it was Impossible to got word to Mr. Johnson in time for him to reach her before she passed away. The remains will be brought to Wray and interred in the cemetery here Monday afternoon.
A full obituary notice will be given next week."

Mary is buried in Wray # 64261823.

November 2, 1900 "F. D. Johnson and Miss Maggie Campbell were the guests of Mrs. M. L. Hayes Tuesday."

Margaret's parents were Peter Campbell 1827-1915 buried in Washington County, New York , # 126382440, with Mary J. Campbell 1829-1922, # 126382394.

In 1880 Washington, D.C., Peter is a banker and broke, 54, with Mary J. 50, and Margaret 21, all born in New York. They have a maid..

In 1890 (census fragment) Washington, D.C., Elizabeth C. Dallas is 40, divorced, born in New York. Her children Mary C. 16, Everett H. 12, and John C. 6, all three born in New York, father born in Ohio. S Sister Margaret Campbell, 30 is with them.
July 13, 1901 Wray "John Dallas arrived from Washington, D. C., yesterday and will spend the summer vacation with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, and his aunt, Mrs. F. D. Johnson. He was accompanied by the Misses Miller of Chicago."

Everett J. Dallas died in 1910, buried in Arlington National # 49225006, "Pvt E, 12th Ohio Infantry"
John Campbell Dallas 1884-1957 is also buried in Arlingotn # 49225007.

John A. Campbell, born to Peter and Mary Jane McIntosh about 1856, married Fannie Ida Cleveland in 1879. They had Fannie Campbell Atkin in Trenton, J.J., wife of Elzey Stuart Atkin.
September 23, 1915 "Mrs. E. C. Dallas left Tuesday for her home in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Dallas is a daughter of Mrs. Peter Campbell and a sister of Mrs. F. D. Johnson and had been visiting in their homes for three weeks. She is employed by the government in the treasury department in Washington."

Peter and his brother - the C-C Land and Cattle Company (SeeBarSee) are mentioned in a 1939 Wray Rattler article.

August 1899 Wray "Misses Sarah and Elizabeth Miller of Chhicago, daughters of General Freight Agent Miller, are visiting the family of Hon. Peter Campbell, to whom they are related as cousins."

September 9, 1899 "Mr. and Mrs. John A. Campbell and Miss Fannie Campbell of Trenton, N. J,, arrived yesterday at noon for a short visit with the family of Uncle Peter Campbell."

"William Law Campbell, born in Florida, N.Y., October 8, 1830, was prepared for College at the Moravian school, Camden, and at Poultney, Vermont. He took a scientific course at Union college, and graduated a civil engineer. since graduating he has been engaged on several works as engineer---on the Rensselaer and Saratoga railroad; the Clinton Air Line road, Ohio; then laying out a wagon road to El Paso, Arizona, which occupied him two years. At the completion of that undertaking he went to Pike's Peak, and ran a line of stages from that place to Denver. He is unmarried. He is the son of Peter and Margaret Law Campbell."

One history says he was one of the division engineers on the Erie Canal in 1855 until 1858. "He later had a stage line in Arizona until the spring of 1860. He then arrived in Colorado andengaged in gulch and placer mining.
in 1868 he was elected sheriff of Clear Creek County.
"The discovery of rich lodes in the surrounding mountains, and the continued evidence of gold in paying quantities in the valley, convinced the miners that Idaho would be a permanent mining district, and early in 1860 a town company was organized, with the following members: J. W. Hamilton, James Julien, William Rumsey, W. E. Sisty, F. J. Hamilton, William Spruance, S. D. Hunter, Robert Diefendorf, L. W. Bliss, W. L. Campbell and M. J. Dougherty. The name chosen was Idaho, and a survey and plat was made by William L. Campbell, and the town site preëmpted under the Territorial laws of Jefferson Territory. "

"William L. Campbell, afterwards surveyor general of Colorado, came to the gold diggings in 1860, and after building the Virginia Canon wagon road from Idaho Springs to Russell Gulch, did much to survey and build many of the best of the later mountain highways of the state."

September 8, 1899

September 22, 1899

September 23, 1899 "William Law Campbell, a resident of Colorado since 1858, died today at his home eight miles east of Denver after a lingering illness. Mr. Campbell was appointed surveyor general of Colorado by President Grant in 1877 and held the office a number of years."

William Law Campbell, per # 13462481, is buried in Denver.

April 19, 1895 McCook, Nebraska "Peter Campbell of Wray, Colorado, enjoyhed the dust storm with us, Monday."

In 1900 Wray, Peter, born May 1826, and Mary J. November 1828, both born in New York, have been married fifty years. Margaret March 1866 in New York is with them. Peter is the Register of the U.S. Land Office. In 1910 Wray, Peter is a real estate salesman, 84, Mary 81, with a servant and the Presbyterian minister G. W. Kauffman, 35 is boarding with them.

Margaret Campbell married F.D. Johnson on January 1, 1901, recorded in Yuma County.

In April 1905 a number of people surprised Mrs. Simpson and Uncle Peter Campbell with a dinner at the Commercial Hotel to honor their 70th birthdays.

Also in April 1905
June 16, 1905

September 1912

January 22, 1914 "Miss MacKerlie, who is visiting her cousin, Peter Campbell, and family, was among the Denver visitors this week."

September 1914 "Mrs. Elizabeth Dallas, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell, for a couple of months, will leave tomorrow night and enjoy the remainder of her vacation in the east, before returning to her home in Washington, D. C.."

November 26, 1914 "On Tuesday of this week Mrs. Peter Campbell passed the eighty-sixth milestone in her long and active life, and at the invitation of her daughter, Mrs. F. D. Johnson, a number of the neighbors of Mrs. Campbell surprised that esteemed lady by calling at her home in the evening to help her celebrate the occasion.
These are privileges that are all too rare — the privilege of spending an evening with our friends of this age, and they are truly appreciated when they do come to us.

A very pleasant evening was spent in the Campbell home , and light refreshments of ice cream, cake and candies were served. Miss Helen Borland assisted Miss Anna Bancroft and Mrs. Johnson in the entertainment."

January 7, 1915 Wray Rattler

"Miss Lura Johnson came down from Fort Collins yesterday morning, called here by the death of her grandfather, the late Peter Campbell."
January 14, 1915 "John A. Campbell of Trenton, N. J., and his sister, Mrs. E. C. Dallas, of Washington, D. C. reached Wray Saturday morning, called here by the death of their father, the late Peter Campbell. They departed Tuesday night for their respective homes."

October 1915 " Mrs. Mary Campbell and daughter, Mrs. Fred Johnson, departed yesterday morning for Mankato, Kansas, where they will visit their friend, Mrs. Margaret Bishop, for a week or ten days."

May 4, 1916 Wray "John Campbell arrived Friday morning from his home in Trenton, N. J., and remained until yesterday visiting with his mother, Mrs. Mary Campbell, and his sister, Mrs. F. D. Johnson. While here Mr. Campbell had a memorial window placed in the Presbyterian church as a tribute to his father, the late Peter Campbell, who for so many years was one of the most prominent members of that congregation. The window was placed above the pulpit and Rev. A. N. Wolff held a brief dedicatory service Sunday morning, dedicating it to the memory of Uncle Peter Campbell, as he was familiarly known in Wray and vicinity."

September 7, 1916 "Mrs. Dallas of Washington, D. C., is in town visiting her mother, Mrs. Peter Campbell, and her sister, Mrs. F. D. Johnson."

May 31, 1917 "Mrs. F. D. Johnson and mother, Mrs. Peter Campbell, arrived home the first of the week from a visit of two months or more with relatives and friends in Trenton, New Jersey, New York City and Washington."

There are no rules for building character; there is no one rule for achieving success. The man who can rise to a leading position in any line is he who can see and utilize the opportunities that surround his path. The essential conditions of human life are ever the same, the surroundings of individuals differ but slightly, and when one man passes another on the highway to reach the goal of prosperity before others who perhaps started out before him, it is because he has the power to use advantages which probably encompass the whole human race.
John Alexander Campbell, of Trenton, New Jersey, is a man of this caliber. He is not alone president of the important corporation known as the Trenton Pottery Company, but he is a leading spirit in a number of other business organizations and in social life. The paternal ancestors of Mr. Campbell are to be traced to Scotland, while those in the maternal line took a prominent part in the defence of the country during the revolutionary period.
The Rev. Peter Campbell, grandfather of Mr. Campbell, was born in Scotland, and became pastor of the United Presbyterian church in Florida, New York. His son, Peter Campbell, married Mary J. Montgomery, granddaughter of John Montgomery, who was an active participant in the battles of Saratoga and Bennington during the Revolutionary War.
John Alexander, son of Peter and Mary J. (Montgomery) Campbell, was born in Shushan, Washington county. New York, January 31, 1856. His preparation for the university was an excellent one and was acquired at the Collegiate School of Dr. Chapin, New York City. Upon leaving this institution he matriculated at Princeton University, New Jersey, from which he was graduated in the class of 1877. Having made a thorough and practical study and investigation of the pottery industry he purchased in 1879 an interest in the International Pottery Company of Trenton. In 1893 he became the general manager of the Trenton Pottery Company, of Trenton, the largest concern of its kind in the world, and it is due to his executive ability and his enterprising and progressive ideas that this company holds its present proud position. In financial matters Mr. Campbell has displayed the same ability to cope with difficult problems that he has shown in the industrial field, and he has been chosen as the president of the Trenton Banking Company, and honored with the position of manager of the Trenton Savings Fund Society.
All matters which concern the welfare of the city have engaged a share of his attention for many years, and he has thrown himself into everything of this nature with a spirit worthy of emulation. As a member of the Board of Education of the City of Trenton he has introduced a number of new and very practical ideas; his influence has been a beneficial and far-reaching one in his office of president of the Young Men's Christian Association of Trenton, and as a trustee of the Trenton Free Public Library he has also done excellent service.

Mr. Campbell married, October 30, 1879, at Shushan, Washington county, New York, Fannie Cleveland, and they have one child: Fannie Cleveland. Both in public and private life, Mr. Campbell is exact, methodical and judicious. One of his most marked characteristics is a stern sense of justice. This has come to be recognized by those whom he has in charge, and he has won the affection as well as the respect of the men under him.

May 4, 1922 "The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell were taken back to the old home at Cambridge, N. Y., for burial, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Johnson having accompanied the bodies and started on the long journey last Friday evening. A short funeral service was held over the remains of Mrs. Campbell last Friday afternoon."

December 21, 1922 "Mr. John Brown, who recently purchased the Peter Campbell residence in the east part of town, is having the same completely remodeled. When the changes contemplated have been made, Mr. Brown will have one of the most attractive homes in the city. A second story is to be added. The lower floor will be entirely rearranged when the partitions have been removed and new ones take their places. The remodeling operations will be made as soon as possible, after which Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home to their friends in their new home."

April 27, 1922

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