John Campbell

M, #1060, b. 2 September 1831, d. 11 October 1921
Father*Donald Campbell b. 30 Mar 1795, d. 30 Mar 1881
Mother*Isabella Bruce b. c 1800, d. c 1831
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of William Robert Thomas Boyd
     John Campbell was born on 2 September 1831 at Halkirk Parish, Caithness, Scotland, son of Donald Campbell and Isabella Bruce.1,2 John Campbell was baptized on 4 October 1831 at Halkirk Parish, Caithness, Scotland.3 He married Elizabeth Ann Bailey, daughter of Isaac Bailey and Sarah Halliday, circa 1857. John Campbell died on 11 October 1921 at Walhalla, Pembina, North Dakota, USA, at age 90.4 He was buried circa 14 October 1921 at Walhalla, Pembina, North Dakota, USA.
     He was found on a passenger list in 1841 at Ontario, Canada.5 He was Proprietor of Campbells Tavern on 1 January 1858 at Campbells Corner, Bentinck, Grey, Ontario, Canada.6 Due to debt issues, horses belonging to Charles McFarane wer siezed and held in the stable of a Walkerton Hotel. McFarlane and Colin and John Cambell took the horses home. A constable was sent to arrest them but he was made to eat the arrest warrant.7


Elizabeth Ann Bailey b. c 15 Aug 1841, d. 8 Aug 1908
Marriage*John Campbell married Elizabeth Ann Bailey, daughter of Isaac Bailey and Sarah Halliday, circa 1857. 
Last Edited18 Aug 2016


  1. [S40] Various, Naturalization Record,
    pembina april 1880.
  2. [S3] Government of Canada, 1851 Census of Canada.
  3. [S64] Unknown volume, Baptismal Record: Caithness Halkirk Parish Register, LDS film 990521:
    Campbell John lawful son of Donald Campbell and Isabel Bruce in Leurary was baptized 4 october 1831 David McBeat in Molntown and Catharine Bruce in Calder witnesses, unknown repository.
  4. [S41] Various, Obituary,
    The death at the home of his son Joseph on Tuesday October 11th of John Campbell removes from this earth one of the oldest residents of Walhalla, as well as one of the oldest settlers of the county.

    Mr John Campbell was born in Catonshire (Caithness) Scotland in 1827 and was at the time of his death in his 95th year. When ten years of age he left Sctoland with his father and settled at Toronto, Canada after making the very quick voyage, for those times, across the ocean in 30 days. In 1848 they walked ninety miles to Grey County, carrying what they most needed on their backs, where they settled on a homestead. In 1858 he married Eliza Baily, and six sons and three daughters were born to them: Daniel of New York City, Dr. John W. of Grafton, Mrs F. W. Hearle of Oklahoma City, Okla, Mrs D.O. McGuin of Moore, Montana and Miss Belle and Joseph of Walhalla.

    While living on the homestead in Grey County in 1848 he built a home of logs, making the roof of hewn logs and the floor of split logs, using wooden pins instead of nails, with which to fasten the various pieces together.

    In 1881 he moved to North Dakota, settling on a homestead in the Ernest district. Mrs Campbell passed away in 1908 and the following year he moved, with his sons and daughter, to Walhalla where they have since resided.

    The funeral services took place Thursday at 1:30 O'clock from the home. The pall bearers being: Geo W. Delisle, Harry Fitzsimmonds, William Sparling, Philip Gendreau, Wm Campbell and C E Park. Rev. Stone officiated and the remains were buried in the Walhalla cemetery.

    Mr Campbell had been sick for a long time and for the last eight months he has been confined to his bed most of the time. His going home was the result of old age, not illness, and death came peacefully. During the last hours besides Joseph and Belle, there was present at his bedside Dr. John W. Campbell. His death leaves a vacancy in the home of the brother and sister and he will be missed by them and a host of others - friends who have known him and his worth for years. He was a kind father, a good neighbor and friend. The sympathy of the community is extended to the family in their bereavement.
  5. [S21] Government of Canada, Canadian Immigration Records,
    Primary Immigrant: Campbell, Donald
    Family Members: Wife Isabella; Child Robert; Child John; Child Colin; Child Thomas; Child Christina
    Place:Ontario, Canada
    Source Bibliography:WHYTE, DONALD. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada before Confederation. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society. Volume 1, 1986. 443p.
  6. [S34] Various, Internet,
    Campbells Corner Womans Institute
    During the late 50's a family by the name of Campbell took up land at the corner on the Durham Road east of Hanover. In this family were four brothers Colin, Tom, George, and Bob. Associated with them were Bill McMahon, Charles McFarlane, Bill, Sam, Joe and Jack Bailey. On the southeast corner they built a tavern and called it the Campbell Tavern.
  7. [S34] Various, Internet,
    Womens Institute of Cambells Corners.
  8. [S3] Government of Canada, 1851 Census of Canada,
    Bentinck Grey
    Donald Campbell farmer born scotland anb 45
    Mrs Donald scotland 38
    Robert scotland 23
    John scotland 22
    Colin scotland 20
    Thomas scotland 18
    Christina scotland 11
    Catherine chinguacousie 9
    Isabella chinguacousie 7
    Daniel McDonald chinguacousie 6
    George Bentinck 3.
  9. [S4] Government of Canada, 1861 Census of Canada,
    John Campbell farmer born scotland married 1856 age 29
    Eliza A born UC married 1856 age 20
    Daniel born UC 4
    Robert J UC 2.
  10. [S6] Government of Canada, 1871 Census of Canada,
    Bentinck Grey South
    Campbell John 36 scotland
    Eliza C 24 ontario
    Daniel 14 ontario
    Robert T 11 ontario
    Sarah 9 ontario
    John W 6 ontario
    Isaac 5 ontario
    George 3 ontario
    Isabella 1 ontario.
  11. [S9] Dakota Territorial Government, 1885 Dakota Territory Census,
    01-057-11 Campbell, J. 56 Farmer Scotland Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-12 Campbell, E. A. 57 Housekeeper Canada Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-13 Campbell, S. 22 Dressmaker Canada Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-14 Campbell, J. W. 21 Farmer Canada Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-15 Campbell, J. 17 Canada Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-16 Campbell, J. 16 Canada Walhalla Pembina
    01-057-17 Campbell, M. A. 10 Canada Walhalla Pembina.
  12. [S11] US Federal Government, 1900 US Census,
    Campbell Eliza A head f born oct 1843 canada married 43 years immigrated 1881 both parents born ireland
    John husband born sept 1828 scotland
    Bella jun 1872
    Joseph mar 1874.
  13. [S14] US Federal Government, 1910 US Census,
    Campbell Joseph 37
    John father 82
    Isabella sister 37.
  14. [S16] US Federal Government, 1920 US Census,
    Campbell John 92 immigrated 1881
    Joseph son 44
    Isabelle 45.