John C. Campbell

#32714, b. circa 1690, d. 25 May 1761

Relationship7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John C. Campbell was born circa 1690 in Scotland.1 He married Esther Whittle (Whetley) on 6 February 1721/22 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.1 John died on 25 May 1761 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.2,3 He was interred in First Congregational Church Cemetery in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.2

Children of John and Esther Whittle (Whetley)

Narrative

     John was also known as [Rev.] John C. Campbell.

     John was educated at Edinburgh about 1708. He immigrated to the Massachusetts in 1717 was ordained the first pastor of the Congregational Church in Oxford in 1721.1

     His gravestone in the Oxford First Congregational Church Cemetery reads:

Intoom,d here lieth ye body of ye Rev'd Mr John Campbell who died May 25th 1761 in ye71t yr of
his Age, he was born in ye north of Scotland, Educated at Edenburgh & had ye benefit & Honors of ye University Came to N.
England AS 1717 & was Ordain'd Pastor of ye Church in Oxford AD 1721 where with great wisdom & fidelity he continued to
Execute ye several parts of his office for more than 40 years, in his last sickness he sutain,d ye prospect of his approaching death with great serenity as knowing him in whom he had believed. "The sweet remembrance of the just shall
florish when they sleep in dust."3


     John made a will on 1 August 1760. John's will:

He gives to his wife Ester one moiety of all his household movables and funiture, exepting lands, notes, accounts, clothing, library, and gun, also his spoons and gold rings to be used and improved by her during her life and afterward to go to Mary Twiss and Isabella Wolcott, his daughters; also a comfortable home in his house with full-provision for her support, with wah wood and flax she may need, and eight pounds annually of money for incidental expenses.
     To his son Duncan he gives 40 shillings, as had received at setting out in trade his share of the estate.
     To his son Alexander he gives a lot in the Cedar Swamp which, with a farm formerly given and his expenses of education as a physcian, is his share of the estate.
     To his son William he gives a deed of one-half his home farm, with other out lands, bearing the same date as his will, and in his will gives him the other half, with his farming tools, stock, etc. and also his negro, "Will," to be kindly used and improved and supported by him during his life.
     To his son Archibald he gives £100, 6s, 8d lawful money, to be kept on interest until he settles in some business in the world, also his apparel, library, watch, fold wrist buttons, knee and shoe buckles, and a young horse, and provision for payment of all his bills at college "till after the next commencement."
     To his daughter Mary Twiss he gives 40 pounds to be kept at interest for her benefit and a house and lot near the north end of the Plain, one cow and five sheep.
     To his daughter Isabella Wolcott he gives one cow and five sheep; also 60 pounds to be kept at interest for her benefit, …"which with what I gave her at her marriage and some articles since, with a considerable sum of money I paid for Mr. Josiah Wolcott her husband in consequence of the decree of the Governor and council in my favor against him, which he hath neglected and refused to pay makes up her full portion of my estate.
     To his granddaughter Esther Town and his grandsons John and William Town he makes small bequests.
     To his grandson John (son of John Jr., who had then gone from town) he gives 10 pounds, and to his grandsons, John, sons of Duncan, and Edward R., son of Alexander, he gives his land in the South Gore, "provided that the said farm may be sold … for their education." To his grandson John, son of Josiah Wolcott, he gives the gun which was his great-grandfather Wolcott's and "which I purchased out of the estate of Capt. Richard Williams."
     He appoints his sons Alexander and William his executors.

Citations

  1. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 25.
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Sutton-Appleton (John Campbell, ID: I18338).
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Kimball G. Everingham's Genealogical Database (John Campbell, ID: I7159).
  4. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John C. Campbell-Esther ?
  5. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Descendants of John Quinn of Newry, County Down (John Campbell, ID: I210).

Esther Whittle (Whetley)

#32715, b. circa 1694, d. 11 March 1777

Relationship7th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Esther Whittle (Whetley) was born circa 1694 in Scotland.1 She married John C. Campbell on 6 February 1721/22 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.2 Esther died on 11 March 1777 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.1

Children of Esther and John C. Campbell

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John C. Campbell-Esther ?
  2. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 25.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Descendants of John Quinn of Newry, County Down (John Campbell, ID: I210).
  4. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Sutton-Appleton (John Campbell, ID: I18338).
  5. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Kimball G. Everingham's Genealogical Database (John Campbell, ID: I7159).

Isabell Campbell

#32716, b. 29 March 1726, d. 31 March 1728

Relationship6th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherJohn C. Campbell1 b. c 1690, d. 25 May 1761
MotherEsther Whittle (Whetley)1 b. c 1694, d. 11 Mar 1777

Major Life Events

     Isabell Campbell was born on 29 March 1726 in Charlton, Massachusetts.1,2 Isabell died on 31 March 1728 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John C. Campbell-Esther ?
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Kimball G. Everingham's Genealogical Database (John Campbell, ID: I7159).

Phebe Lawson

#32717, b. circa 1632

ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne

Major Life Events

     Phebe Lawson was born circa 1632 in England.1 She married Edmund Towne, son of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, in 1650.1

Family of Phebe and Edmund Towne

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Edmund Towne-Phebe Lawson.

John Pritchard

#32718, b. circa 1648

ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne
FatherWilliam Pritchard

Major Life Events

     John Pritchard was born circa 1648 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 He married Mary Towne, daughter of Edmund Towne and Mary Browning, on 1 March 1681 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1

Family of John and Mary Towne

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John Pritchard-Mary Towne.

William Pritchard

#32719

Child of William

Sarah French

#32720, b. 1 March 1664, d. 1 November 1761

ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne
FatherJohn French b. Feb 1635, d. 15 Mar 1706
MotherPhebe Keyes b. 17 Jun 1639, d. 14 May 1701

Major Life Events

     Sarah French was born on 1 March 1664 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 She married Thomas Towne, son of Edmund Towne and Mary Browning, on 17 March 1684/85 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 Sarah died on 1 November 1761 at age 97.1

Children of Sarah and Thomas Towne

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Town-Sarah French.
  2. [S834] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 749.

John French

#32721, b. February 1635, d. 15 March 1706

Major Life Events

     John French was born in February 1635 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 He married Phebe Keyes on 29 February 1659/60.2,3 John died on 15 March 1706 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 71.1

Child of John and Phebe Keyes

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas French-Mary Scudamore.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John French-Phebe Keyes.
  3. [S834] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 284.

Phebe Keyes

#32722, b. 17 June 1639, d. 14 May 1701

Major Life Events

     Phebe Keyes was born on 17 June 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.1 She married John French on 29 February 1659/60.1,2 Phebe died on 14 May 1701 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 61.1

Child of Phebe and John French

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John French-Phebe Keyes.
  2. [S834] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 284.

Thomas Towne

#32723, b. circa 1683

Relationships2nd cousin 9 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of William Towne
ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne
FatherThomas Towne1 b. 1655, d. 1720
MotherSarah French1 b. 1 Mar 1664, d. 1 Nov 1761

Major Life Events

     Thomas Towne was born circa 1683 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Town-Sarah French.

Richard Towne

#32724, b. circa 1685

Relationships2nd cousin 9 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of William Towne
ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne
FatherThomas Towne1 b. 1655, d. 1720
MotherSarah French1 b. 1 Mar 1664, d. 1 Nov 1761

Major Life Events

     Richard Towne was born circa 1685 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Town-Sarah French.

Edmund Towne

#32725, b. 28 January 1686, d. 1741

Relationships2nd cousin 9 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
Great-grandson of William Towne
ChartsDescendants of Robert Towne
FatherThomas Towne1 b. 1655, d. 1720
MotherSarah French1 b. 1 Mar 1664, d. 1 Nov 1761

Major Life Events

     Edmund Towne was born on 28 January 1686 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 Edmund died in 1741.1

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Town-Sarah French.