on the Mississippi River to New Orleans this last winter. I came very near meeting with some of my old friends---Charlotte. friends---Julius Alexander and Osborn left a day or two before
I got there so old Ben Coen (Cowan) informed me. I wish you to answer this if you are able. Give my love to all inquiring friends. Mary and Jane join me in sending you our love---to you, Aunt Patsy, and all the rest. Tell Leonidas Spratt if you see him that I have the finest son he ever saw and I called it for him.
Yours till death
A. M. Campbell
I have wrote several letters to Stephen Smith and Uncle Spratt's people and they won't answer, therefore, I can't say much about them."
This letter was written from Tennessee by Andrew Monroe Campbell, (Robert's brother) to his Aunt Susan, who was his mother's sister. It gives the children of William Campbell of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, who was born about 1755 or 60 and died before 1833.
William Campbell married Deborah McRee on February 3, 1790. She
was the daughter of Robert McRee and Margaret Polk who was the sister to General Thomas Polk, Captain William Polk, III, Captain Charles Polk, Colonel Ezekiel Polk, Debra, John, Susan, and Mary Polk.
The settlement of William's estate can be found in Minute Docket Book III; Page 32 in Mecklenburg County Court House. He did not leave a will.
The census of Mecklenburg County gives the following:
Capt. William Campbell, 1 male 15-20; 1 male 20-30; 1 male 60-70; 2 females 20-30; 1 female 30-40. Deborah, his wife died in 1814.