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Campbell, Rev. Alexander

Male 1816 - 1882  (65 years)

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  • Name Campbell, Alexander 
    Title Rev. 
    Born 28 Sep 1816  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Burial Village Cemetery, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850  Salem, Washington Country, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist Episcopal clergyman 
    Residence 1860  Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Death 8 May 1882  North Granville, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Alexander Campbell 
    _AMTID 290109526578:1030:113027375 
    _COLOR 13 
    _UID 362343C0E2780845972810E5DD5052DE14E3 
    Died 8 May 1882  North Granville, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Cause: of pneumonia 
    Buried SAY 11 May 1882  Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address:
    Village Cemetery 
    Campbell, Alexander - monument closeup
    Campbell, Alexander - monument closeup
    Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
    Notes 


    • Annual Meeting minutes from the Troy Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church (Vermont and New York) Spring, 1883

      XVI. - MEMOIRS
      ______
      1. ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.

      Alexander Campbell was born in the town of Chesterfield, Essex Co., N. Y., September 28, 1816, and died at North Granville, May 8, 1882.

      From early childhood he appeared religiously inclined, and was very conscientious. At the age of sixteen he was converted to God under the labors of Rev. Merritt Bates, then pastor of the church at Keeseville. He immediately united with the society in that place, and continued a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church until called to the Church triumphant. Having received an assurance of his acceptance with God, he at once commenced laboring for the salvation of his friends. God crowned his labors, and he soon became satisfied that he was divinely called to the work of the ministry. His early educational advantages had been confined to the common schools of his native town. To prepare himself for the great work to which he felt clear that God had called him, he repaired to Troy Conference Academy, where he spent several terms. In due time he was licensed to preach, and recommended to Conference. He was admitted on trial at the session of Troy Conference of 1839, and appointed to Weybridge Circuit, Vt. His subsequent appointments were as follows:

      1840, Essex, Vt.; 1841, Milton; 1842-43, Hinesburg; 1844, Stowe; 1845, Morristown; 1846, Saranac, N. Y.; 1847, Dorset and Manchester, Vt.; 1848-49, Arlington; 1850-51, Salem; 1852-53, Easton and Cambridge; 1854-55, Rutland, Vt.; 1 856-57, Rensselaerville; 1858-59, Knox; 1860-61, Shelburne, Vt.; 1862-63, Franklin; 1864-65, Rutland, (second time) 1866-68, Tomhannock, N. Y.; 1869-70, Westport; 1871-7a, Agent of Freedmen's Aid Society; 1874-76, Sandford's Ridge; 1877-79, Bridgeport and Shoreham; 1880, Hampton; 1881-82, North Granville. He received forty-three appointments from the Bishops, and filled forty-two of them in the same number of consecutive years. He was present at the last session of our Conference, apparently in usual health. Near the close he took a severe cold, and returned home quite unwell. His cold soon settled into pneumonia, from which he suffered until May 8, when he expired. He performed no ministerial service on his charge after his return from Conference.

      He died suddenly, leaving behind him the record of a devoted life.

      Brother Campbell was a diligent student. He never learned as easily as some, but he made up this lack by close application. He was a very acceptable preacher, his voice and manner were very pleasant and attractive, and his sermons showed thought and careful study. As a pastor, he was faithful, genial, and kind. He was true to the solemn pledge he made, when admitted a member of the Conference, “to visit from house to house.” He performed this part of his work conscientiously. He went among the people to do them good. He attended faithfully to all the duties of a Methodist preacher. He was generally beloved by all classes where he labored, and admired for his diligence and fidelity. God honored his labors with extensive revivals in many instances.

      Our departed brother was eminently a man of God. Few among us fast and pray as much as did Alexander Campbell. He was serious. His motto was, “Holiness to the Lord.” It was said of him, by all classes, as they beheld his life, and listened to his conversation, “He is a good man.” A conscientious, devoted, earnest Christian minister was taken from us when God called him away. Brother Campbell was twice married. His first wife, and the mother of all his children, died some years since, leaving behind an unblemished Christian reputation. His second wife, a most estimable Christian lady, one daughter, and several sons, survive to mourn their loss. Our brother was peculiarly happy in his domestic relations. Heaven bless the surviving ones, and, when with them the turmoils of life are over, give the family a happy reunion among the eternally saved!






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      Troy Conference Methodist Annual Meeting Minutes - Spring 1883 - pages 67-68

      XVI - MEMOIRS

      ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

      Alexander Campbell was born in the town of Chesterfield, Essex Co., N. Y., September 28, 1816, and died at North Granville, May 8, 1882.

      From early childhood he appeared religiously inclined, and was very conscientious. At the age of sixteen he was converted to God under the labors of Rev. Merritt Bates, then pastor of the church at Keesville. He immediately united with the society in that place, and continued a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church until the Church triumphant. Having received an assurance of his acceptance with God, he at once commenced laboring for the salvation his friends. God crowned his labors, and he soon became satisfied that he was divinely called to the work of the ministry. His early educational advantages had been confined to the common schools of his native town. To prepare himself for the great work to which he felt clear that God had called him, he repaired to Troy Conference Academy, where he spent several terms. In due time he was licensed to preach, and recommended to Conference. He was admitted on trial at the session of Troy Conference of 1839, and appointed to Weybridge Circuit, Vt. His subsequent appointments were as follows: 1840, Essex, Vt.; 1841, Milton; 1842-43, Hinesburg; 1844, Stowe; 1845, Morristown; 1846, Saranac, N. Y.; 1847, Dorset and Manchester, Vt.; 1848-49, Arlington; 1850-51, Salem; 1852-53, Easton and Cambridge; 1854-55, Rutland, Vt.; 1856-57, Rensselaerville; 1858-59, Knox; 1860-61, Shelburne, Vt.; 1862-63, Franklin; 1864-65, Rutland, (second time); 1866-68, Tomhannock, N. Y.; 1869-70, Westport; 1871-73, Agent of Freedmen's Aid Society; 1874-76, Sanford's Ridge; 1877-79, Bridgeport and Shoreham; 1880, Hampton; 1881-82, North Granville. He received forty-three appointments from the Bishops, and filled forty-two of them in the same number of consecutive years. He was present at the last session of our Conference, apparently in usual health. Near the close he took a severe cold, and returned home quite unwell. His cold soon settled into pneumonia, from which he suffered until May 8, when he expired. He performed no ministerial services on his charge after his return from Conference. He died suddenly, leaving behind him the record of a devoted life.

      Brother Campbell was a diligent student. He never learned as easily as some, but he made up this lack by close application. He was a very acceptable preacher, his voice and manner were very pleasant and attractive, and his sermons showed thought and careful study. As a pastor, he was faithful, genial, and kind. He was true to the solemn pledge he made, when admitted a member of the Conference, "to visit from house to house". He performed this part of his work conscientiously. He went among the people to do them good. He attended faithfully to all the duties of a Methodist preacher. He was generally loved by all classes where he labored, and admired for his diligence and fidelity. God honored his labors with extensive revivals in many instances.

      Our departed brother was eminently a man of God. Few among us fast and pray as much as Alexander Campbell. He was serious. His motto was "Holiness to the Lord". It was said of him, by all classes, as they beheld his life, and listened to his conversation, "He is a good man". A conscientious, devoted, earnest Christian minister was taken from us when God called him away.

      Brother Campbell was twice married. His first wife, and the mother of all his children, died some years since, leaving behind an unblemished Christian reputation. His second wife, a most estimable Christian lady, one daughter, and several sons, survive to mourn their loss. Our brother was peculiarly happy in his domestic relations. Heaven bless the surviving ones, and, when the turmoils of life are over, give this family a happy reunion among the eternally saved!

      End of memoir.

      Alexander Campbell received his license to exhort April 4, 1837 and license to preach July 23, 1836. On June 5, 1842 he became a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church and could administer the Ordinance of Baptism, Marriage, and the Burial of the Dead, in the Absence of an Elder. On June 23, 1844 he became an Elder of the church.

      Alexander Campbell was the founder of first Methodist Church in Rutland, Vermont.
    Person ID I83  McCall Roots
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 

    Father Campbell, Argyle,   b. Abt 1792, Peru, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Jacus, Elizabeth,   b. 14 Aug 1789, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1877, Keeseville, Town of Ausable, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1814  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Campbell, Argyle,   b. Abt 1792, Peru, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jacox, Betsy,   b. 14 Jun 1789, Duchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1877  (Age 87 years) 
    Family ID F2968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tracy, Alma,   b. 24 Mar 1822, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1864, Center Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1842  [1
    Residence 1850  Salem, Washington Country, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Campbell, Dr. Merritt Bates,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Heber, Imperial County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Campbell, Charles Henry,   b. 9 Dec 1845, Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1927, West Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Campbell, Elizabeth Pamela,   b. 6 Feb 1848, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1932, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Campbell, William Alexander,   b. 22 Jul 1858,   d. 10 Mar 1862, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Safford, Laura Maria,   b. 31 Jul 1826, Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1903, Westport, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 May 1866  Madison, Lake County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Residence 1870  Westport, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Hampton, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Laura is listed as "Sara M. Campbell" age 53, housekeeper, born in Vermont.
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1816 - Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Village Cemetery, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Methodist Episcopal clergyman - 1850 - Salem, Washington Country, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Salem, Washington Country, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1866 - Madison, Lake County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Westport, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Hampton, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 8 May 1882 - North Granville, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of pneumonia - 8 May 1882 - North Granville, Washington County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Village Cemetery - SAY 11 May 1882 - Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont
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    Campbell, Alexander, 1816-1882
    Campbell, Alexander, 1816-1882

  • Sources 
    1. [S1207] Campbell, Alexander - Family Bible.

    2. [S1351] SAR - Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    3. [S1460] 1860 US Census - VT: Chittenden County, Year: 1860; Census Place: Shelburn, Chittenden, Vermont; Roll: M653_1319; Page: 512; Image: 528; Family History Library Film: 805319.

    4. [S866] 1870 US Census - NY: Essex County, Westport; pg. 5; 37; Laura Campbell; 25 November 2013.

    5. [S1371] 1850 US Census - NY: Washington County, Salem, Family 278, image 192.

    6. [S1460] 1860 US Census - VT: Chittenden County, 512; M653_1319.

    7. [S1255] Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    8. [S18] New England Families, Vol. 1 Genealogies and Memorials, p. 485-6.

    9. [S989] Campbell, Alexander, Rev (1816-1882) - FAG #22754994, 1816–1882; 22754994.

    10. [S114] Campbell, Kleber - correspondence.

    11. [S146] 1880 US Census - NY: Washington County.