Adam  Campbell

Adam Campbell (1802 - 1873)

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Adam Campbell
Born in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Died in Smith Lake Area, Walker County, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Adam and and his brother Elisa left their home in Charleston SC and went up into the mountains to live with the Cherokee. There Adam met John Green, father to Lucresa. He is listed as John's partner in a will he left when passing. They owned a gold mine. The mine was left to daughter Lucresa. They were Cherokee. Adam hid Lucesa and son Alexander in brush when the Cherokee were forced from their lands to keep them from being taken away. They were not legally married according to white mens laws. They made their way to Georgia and lived with Cherokee people there, then traveled to Walker County Alabama and had several Children. They were buried there on their own property because Lucresa wasn't allowed to be buried in a white man's cemetary due to her cherokee heritage. The family never recieved government reimbersment for the lands that the government took from Lucresa during the indian removal. This is due to the fact the marriage could not be proven. Adam was a preacher at one time and a Union sympathizer during the civil war.

Adam Campbell was born in SC to Robert CAMEL his Mother's name was Rachel?

In 1829 Adam Campbell is in the Pendleton Dist., SC when he received land from his father-in-law John Greene. (Deeds, Vol S, p. 490. 50 acres on Rocky River, Pendleton Dist, SC.) In 1830 Pendleton Dist SC, the land of Adam Campbell was sold by Sheriff to James E. Reese. (Vol. S, p. 620., 50 acres Beaverdam Creek. Pendlton Dist. SC.) This was to satisfy a levy of $84.00 against Adam Campbell, Where he was charged & convicted of Hog Stealing.

In 1836 Adam Campbell served in the Georgia Militia, Forsythe County called out for the Seminole War. Adam Campbell, private, was listed in the first company of the Forsythe Guards led by Captain James Gaston. This made him eligible to participate and win the Land Lottery of 40 acres.

Adam Campbell was engaged in the mining business in Forsythe County. According to Shadburn's Pioneer History of Forsythe County, GA Vol 1, the Ad Campbell Mine located on land lot 427 1st Dist, 1st Section Forsythe County was named for the original prospector, Adam Campbell. 'Mr. Campbell in the early 1840's with the assistance of slaves, sunk a shaft one hundred feet deep and ran tunnels in both directions on a vein. The ore brought to the surface was put into an igneous stamp mill constructed on the location. It appears that Mr. Campbell was successful in his mining operations.

In 1858 Adam purchased his first 80 acres of 205 total in Walker County Alabama becoming one of the early settlers. This is where he and his Cherokee wife Lucresa Green Campbell (09 May 1804 - 13 Sep 1862) raised their Family.

When the Civil War broke out Adam was a strong Unionist. He took three of his Sons to Huntsville Alabama to enlist as in the AL 1st Calvary.

I know of at least twice that Adam was arrest while traveling during the Civil War. He was held in jail in Blountsville, AL for two months and then another time in Birmingham.

Adam sacrificed much for this Country. He lost two Sons to the War and after the War he applied to the Claims Commission and received $220.00 for his losses.

Adam Campbell died 22 Dec 1873 at his home located on the Sipsey Fork of the Warrior River off the Smith Lake Dam Road.

Philo Campbell (1753-1830)new

Margaret Rachel Burchfield (1780-1853)

Lucresa Green (1804-1862)
Married 1832


Alexander (1832-1862)
John Robert (1835-1908)
Andrew (1836-1908)
Andrew Jackson (1836-1908)
Adam (1838-1862)
Catherine Kate (1838-)
Katherine (1844-1896)
General Taylor (1846-1922)
Julia Ann (1847-1921)
Burd B. (1849-1912)
Joshua (1857-)


  • WikiTree profile Campbell-2795 created through the import of Norwood.ged on Aug 22, 2011 by Clint Norwood. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Clint and others.

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Directions to Adam & Lucresa Campbell Cemetery & Family Homestead Smith Lake,Walker County,Alabama, USA At the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River look to the left on Smith Lake Dam Road for the sign marking the graves
Directions to Adam & Lucresa Campbell Cemetery & Family Homestead  Smith Lake,Walker County,Alabama, USA At the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River look to the left on Smith Lake Dam Road for the sign marking the graves


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