THE CAMPBELL FAMILY
Our family records state that three brothers of the Campbell family came to America from Scotland about 1740
or earlier. One brother stopped in Penn's Colony, the other two located in North Carolina, then a province of Great, Britain. They lived in what is known today as Mecklenburg County; the present city of Charlotte at that time being the chief town of the state.
The Christian names of these brothers has not been learned by the writer. One Genealogist has proposed that Robert was one of the two North Carolina settlers. The Progenitor of the line of Campbells depicted in this history was of the North Carolina Campbells.
We have the record of the birth of a son, William Campbell, who was born about 1759 or 60 in the Province of North Carolina about three miles from the present city of Charlotte. The name of the mother of William Campbell has not been found by the writer. Family history states the William Campbell and John Campbell fought in the same command in the Revolutionary War. One source records that William and his father were in the War together; another source has it that William and his brother, John, were patriots at Kings Mountain together. So far, in this research, William and John are the only members of the early line to be identified as belonging to this Campbell family. It is conjectured (without positive proof) that William Campbell was the son of Robert Campbell. (One John Campbell married Matilda Polk, daughter of Ezekiel Polk---no proof that this is the John Campbell mentioned above.)