Biography of William G. P. Campbell
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Campbell, William G. P., was born in Nottingham, England, December 25, 1825. He was educated in their schools and came to this country with the family of seven including himself, when he was eighteen years of age. They located in Troy, N.Y., where he found employment as a dry goods clerk, and was as a father to the whole family. August 31, 1850, he married Charlotte Clarkson, of his native place, one of his school mates, by whom he has had nine children: Murray P., Anne M., Charles W., Agnes S., Charlotte, George, who died when he was two years of age, Albert S., Harvey C., and Nellie G. Murray P. married Annie Strvker of Lansingburgh, by whom he has had six children: Matilda S., Charlotte Mabel, Paul W., Stryker J., Clarkson M., and Annie W. Annie W. married Harry Lee, formerly of England; they had five children: Annie M., John O., Elizabeth, Caroline H., and Elsie C. Charles W. married Elizabeth Austin of Lansingburgh, by whom he has had three children: Grace, Leslie and George W. Agnes S. married Frederick Sanford of Green Island. Charlotte married married Arthur Keefe; theyhave had one daughter, Helen. Albert S. married Elmira Bell, by whom he had two children: Harold J. and Laura. Harvey C. married Martha D. Washburn, of Vineland, N. J. Nellie G. resides at home. Mr. Campbell's father, Murray, was born in England about the year 1785. He married Annie Webster, by whom he had seven children: William G. P., subject of this sketch, Sophia, John, and Frederick (two girls and one boy died in infancy). Mr. Campbell died in 1832, and his widow in 1885. The subject has 100 acres of fruit and market gardens, with eleven hot houses, and seven miles of under drains. The ancestry of the family is Scotch and English.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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