John Campbell


This John Campbell was living in Albany in 1800 when his household was enumerated on the census for the second ward. At that time, two boys, and two girls were living with an adult couple. In 1810, the city census accounted for four boys, three young females, a couple who had aged since 1800, and two other free people. We will call him "the younger" as at least two same-named contemporaries were living in and around Albany at that time.

Based on the resources shown above, this individual was born between 1766 and 1775. However, we seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany. We surmise that he married one Margaret Grant at the Albany Presbyterian church in March 1787. At that time, both partners were identified as "of Albany." The union appears to have produced a number of children.

Qualitative information for several John Campbells is avaliable for the next decades. However, the life of John Campbell "the younger" probably had ended by 1813 when widow Margaret Campbell was listed in the first city directory at 54 State Street.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Campbell "the younger" is CAP biography number 7535. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 8/20/16