Can you help me find the parents of Thomas Campbell, lived in Newberry, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War?

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Thomas had a son, George G. Campbell, who died in Anderson,SC and lived from 1772-1869. Thomas also had 2 other children, William and Mary. William died at a young age.

Thomas owned land near Indian Creek and is said to have been killed by tories in that area. His land is now part of Sumnter National Forest. He is said to have sailed from Northern Ireland with his family. His sister was Margaret Wright, the wife of Abraham Wright.

Thank you!

Craig Campbell
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Do you have any additional specifics about Thomas Campbell such as his birth year, marriage year and location, as well as his death year? If he was killed by tories, are you saying that he was killed during the American Revolutionary War?

Indian Creek is in Chesterfield County, SC and it also runs in Newberry County, SC.
Hi Frank,

I don’t have the exact birth or death dates for Thomas, but he is thought to have lived from 1738-1740 and 1778-1781. He lived in Lancaster prior to living in Newberry. His wife’s name was Elizabeth and they were married in Ireland prior to 1767 when the arrived in South Carolina. Thomas is my 5th Great Grandfather and any information on him would be greatly appreciated as his lineage is roadblock in my family tree.

Thank you!


Are either of these your trees Is this your tree on I did a basic search there and found this. Does not yield much information but may be the same family. It also appears this was created with no source information other than someone else's ancestry tree so I'd take it with a grain of salt. 

First one:

Thomas Campbell b. 1739 Argyll, Scotland, UK - d. 4 Sep 1778 Newberry, South Carolina. Married to Mary Elizabeth "Betty" ?? (b. 1740 Ireland - d. 1801 Newberry, South Carolina). They had the following children:

  • Thomas (1744 - UNK)
  • Mary (1767-1819)
  • William (1770-1779)
  • George G (1772-1869)
  • Margaret (UNK-UNK)

There is also this tree: This one just shows Thomas married to Mary Elizabeth and son George. It also shows a father John Campbell (1693-1770) and mother Mary Drummond Bellenden (1685-1736). Again, no source documentation though.

Other information located through an search:

1. A Thomas Campbell arrived in South Carolina in 1767. Source bibliography says "ONES, JACK MORELAND, and MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. 430p.

2. A Thomas Campbell arrived in South Carolina between 1766-1767. Source bibliography says "REVILL, JANIE. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773. Columbia [S.C.]: State Co., 1939. 163p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981."

Hi Amy,

Neither of these trees belong to me, but they do include George G. Campbell, Thomas’s son. George’s wife was Mary Calhoun. Unfortunately, I don’t have any information on Thomas’s parents. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


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