Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James C. Campbell[1]

Male 1820 - 1899  (79 years)


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  • Name James C. Campbell 
    Born 1 Mar 1820  Hawick, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Labourer 
    Residence 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 03, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1877  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence 1888  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1899  Market St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-79651 
    Died 16 May 1899  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried 18 May 1899  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I79651  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father John D. "Duke" Campbell,   b. 28 Dec 1779, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1861, Glen Morris, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Margaret Lockie,   b. 12 Mar 1782, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F31070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Euphemia Kerr,   b. 1833, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1912, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1877  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F7272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Batters,   b. CALC 7 Nov 1825, Trentpark, Enfield Chace, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1875, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Marion "Minnie" Campbell,   b. 5 Mar 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1934, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Margaret "Maggie" Campbell,   b. 1 Apr 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. John Campbell,   b. 3 Jul 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1927, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Annie Batters Campbell,   b. 1860, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1880  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F20734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jas. C. Campbell's Death
      One of Dumfries Township's Pioneers Dies at 80 Years of Age


      At a quarter past eight o'clock this morning Mr. James C. Campbell entered into his rest at his residence on Market Street, after an illness solely created by the natural declining of the constitution from old age and ? lasted more or less during the past winter. His death removes another of the North Dumfries Township stalwarts from the scenes of earth's activities and a man who was favorably and well known throughout these parts. James Campbell was born near Hawick, Scotland, eighty years ago, and when his father, the late John D. Campbell, with his wife and family emigrated to Canada and to the newly opened section now comprising this township, James came along as a boy of four years; and for the seventy-six years that followed he lived on the homestead farm on the East River Road, just at the Foot Bridge, and in Galt, he having retired here with his wife ten years ago, leaving his son, John, on the farm. It was difficult in those early days to acquire much of an education, but to an aggressive character like that possessed by the sturdy Scotch youth, this presented only an obstacle that contributed to the formation of a still more determined character, for he studied every subject that was within his reach and ultimately became one of the most practical and best-informed men in these parts. His fund of historical information was marvelous, while in a generality of themes he was exceedingly well posted, being one of the most entertaining and instructive conversationalists of the early times of Dumfries to be found anywhere. He had a keen appreciation of the humorous and a vivid memory to recall the detail of incident. Being a man of stalwart physique, strong and muscular in body, in fact the possessor of a perfect human frame, he carried gracefully the qualities of his heart and mind. In politics he gave his unswerving adherence to the Conservative party, and in religion he was a Presbyterian, and a member of Knox Church. He was twice married, the first time to Margaret Batters - by whom he had four children, two of whom, John, already referred to, and Mrs. C. Glady, of Galt, survive - who died twenty-five years ago, and on the second occasion to Euphemia Kerr, who survives him. Many old friends now scattered to all parts of the continent, while bowing to the superiority of the Great Leveller and rejoicing that James Campbell was spared so long to life, will sigh as they recall the genial acquaintance of by-gone days, who helped along by his magnanimous sympathy many a fellow man over the difficult stretches in life's pathway. The funeral takes place on Thursday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock from his late residence to Mount View Cemetery.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Maria Sarah Birley Born: North Dumfries Township Age: 23 Father: Charles Birley Mother: Sarah Birley Born: abt 1865 Spouse: John Campell Age: 32 born: Nort Dumfries Township Father: James Campell Mother: Margaret Campell married 12 Dec 1888 married: Brant, Brantford Township

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 81.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 5 Page 41.

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In/ memory of/ James C. Campbell/ died/ May 16,1899/ in his 80th year/ his wife/ Margaret Batters/ died Sept.7,1875/ in her 50th year/ Campbell

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10865 (1877), James C. Campbell-Euphemia Kerr.
      James C. Campbell, 45, farmer of North Dumfries, widower, b. Scotland, d/o John Campbell & Margaret Lockie, married Euphemia Kerr, 42, residence North Dumfries, b. North Dumfries, d/o James Kerr & Ann Milroy. witnesses: John Kerr of Leroy, New York, & M. A. Andrew of Galt, Ontario, married 7 Mar 1877 Galt

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 37.

    7. [S2547] Family Record of John D. Campbell.

    8. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of James C. Campbell.

    9. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 31.

    10. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 25.

    11. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), Feb. 23, 1888 - Obituary of Janet Campbell McFeiggan.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1820 - Hawick, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1877 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1877 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1888 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1899 - Market St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1899 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 May 1899 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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