WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL
William J. Campbell came with the Campbells to Tennessee from North Carolina. As stated before, William, John, Mary, and Jane lived together in Tennessee, probably until William's marriage to Miss Margaret Farris in November 1849. William's serious illness while in Tennessee was reported in the above mentioned letter. No other information has been found in regard to William J. Campbell. He died prior to 1857.
ROBERT MONROE CAMPBELL*
Robert Monroe Campbell was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1796. He died near Ripley, Tennessee, on May 10, 1864. He had accompanied Andrew Monroe Campbell, his brother, and others from North Carolina to Tennessee about 1839. He came to Texas with the family and settled near Columbus, Texas in a small community called "Brushy", about eight miles north of Columbus, near New Ulm and Fayetteville.
Robert Monroe Campbell married twice. I do not know the date of his marriage nor the name of his first wife. The marriage took place before 1830. There were several children born to this union, possibly three or four. The only child of Robert Monroe Campbell and his first wife that we have any record of is Richard Springs Campbell, born in Tennessee, November 19, 1830. He is a half brother to Andrew Monroe Campbell (our ancestor). Richard most likely came to Texas with his father and others in 1851. At any rate' records show that he was "Plantation Manager" for a Madam Posey; that he went back to Tennessee to volunteer for service in the Civil War. He served four years in the war, and after Lee's surrender he rode his mule from Virginia to Texas to rejoin his wife who had preceded_ him to Texas with her parents. He had married Miss Elizabeth Gillis on July 17, 1861. They settled in Tyler County, near Woodville, Texas. From the conclusion of the Civil War until around 1905 or 1906, Richard Springs Campbell lived without knowledge of the whereabouts of any of his Campbell relatives in Texas.
One day in 1905 or 1906 a stranger from Weimar, Texas, happened to talk with Richard Springs Campbell. On learning that Richard Springs was named Campbell, the man mentioned his