Darnel/Darnal/Darneal/Darniel/Darnall/Daniel CAMPBELL was born circa
1787 in either North or South Carolina. Both states of birth are
given on Federal Census reports.
I base his date of birth on a statement he gave on 28 March 1855 to the Clerk of the Court in Randolph County, Missouri. He said he was 68 years old then. 1855-68=1787. Federal Census reports give varying ages for Darnel CAMPBELL but we don't always know who gave the Census taker the information.
From "Red River Settlers, Records of the Settlers of Northern Montgomery,
Robertson and Sumner Counties, Tennessee" by Edythe Rucker Whitley, page
"In October of the same year (1816), the court made Philemon Whitworth overseer of the road from the Nashville road to Moseley's Ferry. The hands to work under him were to be: Nathaniel King, Willis Morgan, Dudley Councell, James Burton (or Barton), Hillary Burton (or Barton), Charles Perkins, William King, John Whitworth, Joseph Whitworth, John Major, James Major, William Stewart, Darnel CAMPBELL, William McADAMS, Samuel Weakley, Howell Adkins, William Barton, Jr., Lemuel Barton, Robert Barton and William Barton, Sr.
Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee:
CAMPBELL, Darnal, page 10, Montgomery County 2(males 0-10)0(males 10-16)0(males 16-18)0(males 18-26)1(male 26-45)0(males 45 and up)-2(females 0-10)0(females 10-16)1(females 16-26)0(females 26-45)0(females 45 and up).
The following will was filed in Montgomery County, Tennessee and could
belong to a member of Darnell CAMPBELL's family:
"The nuncupative Last Will and Testament of John CAMPBELL, late of Montgomery County, deceased as follows to wit on or about the eighth day of December eighteen hundred and twelve the said John CAMPBELL? deceased did there at his own house give and bequeath unto Delila CAMPBELL his wife all his estate of what kind soever the ? might be, to be at her entire disposal and for her entire benefit. Sworn to and subscribed in open court by us the subscribers this eighteenth day of January eighteen hundred and thirteen.
Jas. W. Moody
Proven in open court, Jany Term
From the Montgomery County Archivist, Jill Hastings-Johnson:
23 November 1999
Thank you so much for the CAMPBELL pension papers and especially the CAMPBELL/CASHION marriage record and the pictures. They will be a valuable research source for others using the Archives.
As we discussed in our phone conversation, I made a listing of the CAMPBELL deeds in Montgomery County from 1788 through 1840. As you will see there appears to be only one (1) deed for Darnel CAMPBELL. This land was on the waters of the Dry Fork of Half Pone Creek in what is now northern Cheatham County (created 1856). How he acquired this property is yet to be determined. Although there are other CAMPBELL's in the county, they do not seem to be in the area associated with Darnel and his neighbors.
By no means did we do a thorough search of the records but there are several items that may provide clues for your research. There is a nuncupative will dated 8 December 1812 for John CAMPBELL of Montgomery County. He mentions his wife Delila CAMPBELL but no specific property. This will was proven in court by James W. Moody and Eli Norman in January 1813. (Montgomery County, Tennessee Probate B-99; County Court Minutes 4-179). Mary Ann CASHION CAMPBELL states in her 1871 application that she was living at home of B. D. Moody in Randolph County, Missouri. One of the witnesses to the 1820 Campbell McCauley deed is William MacADAM (sic). Is he the husband of Rebecca CASHION McADAM of Greene County, Illinois, the sister who signed an affidavit that she was a witness to the 1811 marriage? (YES, ct)
Witnesses to the 1820 CAMPBELL deed were E. H. Davis, William MacADAM, Saml K. Clifton, Willis Harris and Thomas Williams. In 1820 Thos. Williams, Lemuel (sic) K. Clifton, Darnal CAMPBELL and William McAdams are all living very close together. (Montgomery County, Tennessee 1820, page 10). In 1819 Pricilla Tyner, on of Darnal's closest neighbors, sold one hundred acres on the waters of Dry Fork of Half Pone Creek to Thomas Hunters. This property was adjacent to the land where Hunter was living at that time, evidently this is also the adjoining property to CAMPBELL. One of the witnesses was Thos. Williams. (Montgomery County, Tennessee Deed L-200-01).
CASHON/CASHION is not a common name so it might be presumed that those who appear in Montgomery records are related. In 1808 Pleasant CASHUM (sic) and Henry Hunter are witnesses to a deed involving land on Half Pone Creek. (Montgomery County, Tennessee Deed D-178). Later in 1808, Edwin Clifton acquired property for which David and Martin CASHON were witnesses, (Deed H - 567).
The early court minutes have one mention of Darnal CAMPBELL as one of the hands to work on the road from Nashville Road to Moseley's Ferry. This list on 22 October 1816 also names, among others, William McADAMS, (Montgomery County Court Minutes 7-96). Martin CASHION was a little bit further north in the McAdoo Creek area. All the names listed are those associated with the southeastern part of Montgomery County. An entire district was set off in 1856 to become part of Cheatham County.
Although this does not directly give you Darnel CAMPBELL's background, I hope it will give you some clues about the people with whom he was associated and the will lead to further information. If you are on the Internet, you may already know and have corresponded with CeCe CAMPBELL (email@example.com). She had a message on 21 October about CAMPBELL and CASHION in Montgomery County. (That's Me! ct)
I enjoyed visiting with you by phone. When your schedule permits, come to visit with us at the archives. In the meantime, if we can help. please let me know.
Index to Courthouse Records
Location of Interest: Montgomery County, Tennessee
Research Date; 10 November 1999
Research Place: Montgomery County Archives
Records of Interest: Index, Deeds, Direct and Reverse, 1788-1840
Vol/Page - Year - Given Name - to/fr - Given Name - instr
A/236 - 1788to96 - James - to - P. Hodges
B/5 - 1796to1800 - Campbell & Phillips to McGraw and Hill
B/86 - William from John Hinds
B/93 (2) - William to William Chubb
B/94 - William to William Chubb
B/95 - William to William Chubb
B/96 - William to Thomas Molloy
B/98 - William to John Hinds
B/373 - James to M, J, W and A. Donal
C/614 - 1800-06 - M and others by shff to Samuel Vance
D/220 - 1806-09 - Dempsey - from NC - Grant
I/132 - 1809-20 - William from John Cryer
K/237 - 1820-25 - Hugh from Needhan Whitfield
K/422 - Darnal to William McCawley
K/640 - Campbell & Barrett - Articles of Agreement
K/641 - Hugh & w/ - marriage contract
K/642 - Hugh to James Barrett
M/505 - 1830-32 - Thomas P. from John S. Harrison
N/314 - 1832-34 - Thomas from Wm. Boyd
N/451 - Thomas P. to Nace F. Trice
P/200 - 1836-38 - James Mason to Riggins and Chisenhall
War of 1812 Pension file for CAMPBELL, Daniel, soldier
War of 1812
Soldier Campbell, Daniel
Widow Campbell, Mary A.
Service Pvt. Capt. Abraham Allen's Co. Tenn. Mil.
Enlisted Jan. 28 1814
Discharged May 10, 1814
14067 - 40 - 50
17558 - 120 - 55
Residence of the Soldier 1850, 1855 Randolph Co., Mo
Residence of the Widow 1871, Darksville, Randolph Co., Mo
Maiden name of Widow Mary Ann Cashion
Marriage of Soldier and Widow July 18, 1811 Montgomery Co., Tenn.
Death of Soldier Sept., 13, 1860, Adair Co., Mo
War of 1812, Act of February 14, 1871
Brief of Claim for a Widow's Pension in the case of Mary A. Campbell, widow of Daniel Campbell of Captain Abraham Allen's company Tenn Mill Residence Randolph Co., Missouri
Post Office Address:
Darksville, Randolph Co., Mo Car B. D. Moody
Soldier enlisted 28 Jan 1814 discharged 10th May 1814
Declaration and identification in due form, filed 31 Mch 1871
Service for Sixty Days Shown As Follows:
Report from B.L. Dir. shows service as above One Hundred and Three (103) days. Credibility of witnesses establishes by certificate of ? ? rect of pension, ? in declaration. Soldier died 13 Sept 1860; date and fact established by affidavit of identifying witnesses, Benj D. Moody and Sarah F. Moody, who were present at death and burial and who swear to Loyalty and continued widowhood of claimant, Oath to support Constitution, subscribed. Marriage to soldier prior to Feby 17 1815, established by copy of records of Montgomery Co., Tenn, certified to by Peter ONeal clerk and under seal showing issuance of Marriage license and bond of soldier dated 13 July 1811. One eye witness swears to marriage on 18 July 1811.
Admitted Dec. 16, 1871 to a Pension of eight dollars per month, from February 14, 1871.
W. R. Samuel, Huntsville, Mo.
Submitted by Colleen Campbell Taylor at Researchingmykin@aol.com
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