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Campbell-Sampson family papers

Campbell-Sampson family papers, 1829-1909
Campbell-Sampson family papers
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  • Papers, 1829-1909, of the Campbell and Sampson families of Albemarle County, Virginia and Anderson and Garrard Counties, Kentucky, including Joseph W. Campbell (ca. 1795-1875), Ellen T. Hawkins (b. ca. 1811), Mary A. Sampson (b. ca. 1844) and Mildred C. Sampson (1863-1880). The collection includes accounts and receipts, correspondence, poetry, promissory notes, and other miscellaneous items
  • The earliest correspondence is written by Lewis Rogers (d. 1867) to his father John Rogers (ca. 1768-1851), and Ellen T. Hawkins to her sister Amanda M. Campbell. Subjects include Lewis Rogers' residence in Paris, France, family news and health, traveling to Virginia to visit relatives, the family of John Tunstall Rogers (b. ca. 1805), and the settlement of the estate of John Rogers. Much of the correspondence in the 1850's and 1860's is addressed to Joseph W. Campbell, and is business and financial related. The later correspondence is mainly addressed to Mary A. Sampson and her sister Mildred C. Sampson. There are letters of sympathy upon the deaths of Joseph W. and Amanda M. Campbell. Other topics include the deaths from typhoid fever of Martha Jefferson Trice (1855-1880) and her sister Margaret Thurston Trice (1853-1880) of Albemarle County, and the death of Ella Virginia Davis (ca. 1843-1882)
  • The accounts and receipts cover the years 1832 to 1867, and are for medical services, farm equipment, household goods, clothing, hardware, food, blacksmith work, lawyers' fees, hired farm hands, and payments on bonds and notes
  • Other items in the collection include poetry, promissory notes, a land survey, tax receipts, and an undated handwritten speech entitled "Influence of Intellectual Culture on Civilization."
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John Rogers was born ca. 1768 in Lancaster County, Virginia. He married Sarah Tunstall. They later moved to Albemarle County. Their children included: 1) Ellen T. Rogers (b. ca. 1811), who married William W. Hawkins. They moved to Kentucky and Tennessee. 2) John Tunstall Rogers (b. ca. 1805). He also moved to Kentucky. 3) Lewis Rogers (d. 1867), who resided for most of his life in Paris, France. 4) Catherine Brent Rogers (d. 1830), who married John Farish. They resided in Orange County. 5) Amanda M. Rogers (b. ca. 1800), who married Joseph W. Campbell (b. ca. 1795). They resided in Albemarle County. Their daughter Sarah E. Campbell (ca. 1824-1880) was the second wife of Stephen F. Sampson (b. ca. 1813). Their children included Ella V., Robert, Julia, Joseph, Mary A., Eudora, Eugene, William, Mildred C., Sallie, and Stephen F. Ella Virginia Sampson (ca. 1843-1882) married Wilbur Fisk Davis (b. 1824). They resided in Westmoreland County, where he was a preacher. Eudora Sampson (b. 1852) married Robert S. Shackelford. They resided in Albemarle County.
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Campbell-Sampson family papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
Rimmer, Sheila
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