who lived in Weimar! The result, a trip to Weimar was taken soon by Richard Springs Campbell and he was re-united with his Campbell relatives. Records have it that at this time he was an old man with a long, flowing white beard. He was reported to have been called "Uncle Dick" by his newly found relatives in Weimar. In 1914 William Leonidas Campbell of Anderson, Texas, son of Andrew Monroe Campbell (Robert Monroe Campbell's brother), wrote a letter in which he stated that in 1905 a cousin of his, R. S. Campbell, living in Tyler County, had spent some time with him on a visit. This is very likely the same visit in which he contacted his kin at Weimar, Texas.
Richard Springs Campbell was a great favorite of his grandsons, sons of his daughter, Addie McRee Campbell Pate.
One of his grandsons tells of the time he heard Richard Springs offer another man a knife. He told him, "A fellow gave me this knife on one condition. That if I ever met a man uglier than I am that I'd give the knife to him. Here, it's yours!"
Richard Springs Campbell died in 1916 at the home of his daughter, Addie McRee Campbell Pate in Woodville, Texas.
The children of Richard Springs Campbell and Elizabeth A. Gillis Campbell were as follows:
I. Richard William Campbell, born July 2, 1862. Died December 5, 1889. Married Nancy Anderson. (This could be the Robert mentioned in the obituary) They had one child: Uranus who married Alfred Bundy and had one child, Claudy, who married Ted Wood.
Addie McRee Campbell, married William. J. Pate, December 5, 1895. Two children: Robert M. Pate, killed in action in France, November 2, 1918. Woodville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post bears his name. James Leroy, married Grace Coppage. (He served 18 months in France and Germany) Their children: Robert Jackson who married Gradelyn Jordan and had Robert Jackson and James Laurence.
W. J. Campbell, born 1869, died 1873
Ralph Erskine, married M.Y. (Dutch) Tolar and had children: Elba Gettys who married Cooper Pope and had Deatna, 1914-1928; DeWilda who married Frank Grimes and had Larry and Lynette; Elizabeth married Ross