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Campbell County Virginia
Campbell County was formed on 1 Feb. 1782 from the eastern portion of Bedford County. It was named in honor of General William Campbell, one of the heroes of the Battle of King's Mountain (1780). Its boundaries were the same as today, except along the northeastern line. In 1845 the northeastern portion of Campbell was cut off to form part of Appomattox County, and in 1848 a small adjustment of this same border saw additional territory transferred to Appomattox's jurisdiction.
Campbell county's creation represented geographers often refer to as a "second-order" formation. The earliest population to the area dates from the 1740s, when a group of Presbyterians from Pennsylvania migrated to the region. they were later joined by significant numbers of Quakers. By the end of the Revolution, this group and subsequent settlers in this corner of Bedford County were sufficient in number to petition for their own county, complaining of the great distance to quarterly court and inconvenience of conducting official business.
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CAMPBELL CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed by John Vogt. 2013, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 29 pages, illustrations, map, full name index. This is the first surviving
census for Campbell, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. The transcription is in the order in which the enumerator took his census. Thus, neighbors appear together and this will assist the
genealogist. Campbell was an important and populous county at the western edge of Virginia's Piedmont with a heavy slave population [5,300+].
This and other 1810 censuses are transcribed by the author from the original images, and while many of Virginia's
censuses are available online, they oftentimes are replete with misreadings.Caveat emptor!
Family names included in the 1810 Campbell census are listed below:
Acres; Adams; Akers; Akin; Akins; Alexander; Almond; Anderson; Anthoney; Armistead; Armstrong; Arnold; Arrington; Arther; Arthur; Asher; Askew; Austin; Bailey; Barber; Barley; Barnett; Barrack; Barrock; Barton; Baugh; Bell; Bellamy; Benaugh; Bennet; Bennett; Biby; Bird; Black; Blankenship; Blunt; Boatwright; Bobson; Boiss; Bolling; Bosher; Bowe; Bowers; Bowling; Bows; Bracken; Bradford; Bradley; Briant; Bridgeland; Brooke; Brooks; Brown; Bullock; Bundrum; Burch; Burgess; Burton; Butler; Butterworth; Cabel; Cabell; Cabler; Cadwallader; Caldwell; Callaham; Callaway; Callehan; Calloway; Campbell; Cannafax; Carson; Carwiles; Cassada; Chapman; Charleson; Chasser; Cheatham; Chennault; Childress; Chilton; Christian; Christie; Clark; Clarkson; Clay; Clement; Clements; Cobb; Cobble; Cobbs; Cock; Cockrum; Cohen; Coleman; Collingham; Connell; Conner; Cook; Cooper; Couch; Coupland; Craddock; Crafford; Crawley; Crews; Cruson; Cumby; Cunningham; Curle; Dabney; Dangerfield; Daniel; Daugherty; Davenport; Davidson; Davis; Dawson; Deering; Dehaven; Denny; Dickey; Dickson; Dievor; Dinwidie; Dobson; Doss; Douglas; Dougless; Dowel; Driskell; Driskill; Drisskill; Dudley; Dudly; Duffel; Dupriest; Duvall; Dyer; Earley; Easter; Edds; Edenfield; Edge; Edmondson; Eidson; Ellett; Elliot; Ellis; Elmore; Elum; Ennis; Epperson; Essex; Evans; Farley; Farris; Farthing; Field; Finch; Fisher; Fitch; Fleming; Flowers; Fore; Fosdick; Fowler; Fox; Fraizer; Franklin; Frear; Freeman; Gaddy; Garrett; George; Gibbs; Gilbert; Gilchrist; Gilliam; Glass; Goggins; Goodman; Gordon; Graham; Graves; Gray; Gregory; Gresham; Griffin; Grigsby; Gulliam; Guthrie; Guy; Hacket; Haden; Haias; Hall; Hamlet; Hancock; Haney; Hanks; Hardaway; Hardwick; Harraway; Harris; Harrison; Harvey; Hax; Hays; Heath; Helm; Hendick; Hendrick; Henry; Herndon; Heston; Hicks; Higginbothem; Hight; Hill; Hodges; Holcombe; Holley; Holt; Howard; Howerton; Hoyle; Hubbard; Hudson; Hughes; Hughs; Humphries; Hundley; Hunter; Hurt; Hutcherson; Hutson; Irvine; Jackson; Jacobs; James; Jenkins; Jennings; Johns; Johnson; Joiner; Jones; Jordan; Jordon; Jude; Kelley; Kennet; Kent; Kesee; Key; Kidd; King; Kline; Lamb; Lambeth; Lampet; Landers; Lasley; Lawton; Lea; Lee; Leeson; Leonard; Lester; Lewallen; Lewellen; Lewis; Litchford; Livingston; Lockie; Logan; Long; Luck; Luckett; Lucus; Lynch; Lyndsay; Malory; Mann; Marshall; Martin; Mason; Maston; Mathews; Maxey; Maynard; Mays; McAllester; McCargo; McCarter; McCleland; McCraw; McDaniel; McGwire; McHenery; McHenry; McIver; McKenney; McKinney; McRennolds; Mead; Mercherson; Merit; Merkle; Miller; Mitchell; Monroe; Moore; Moorman; Morgan; Morris; Morriss; Mosby; Mosley; Moss; Mossley; Murrell; Nash; Nigan; Norvel; Norvell; Oglesbey; Oglesby; Oliver; Olves; Organ; Overby; Owens; Page; Pamplet; Pamplin; Pannill; Patterson; Patton; Paulet; Payne; Pemberton; Penn; Perdue; Perkins; Perrow; Perry; Pew; Philip; Philips; Pidgeon; Pleasant; Pleasants; Plummer; Plunket; Poindexter; Pointer; Pollard; Porter; Powel; Prathor; Preble; Preston; Prewet; Price; Priddy; Pugh; Pulliam; Quarles; Quigg; Quishenberry; Radford; Ramsey; Rathkin; Rattekin; Ray; Read; Reaveley; Reece; Reed; Rees; Reid; Rennolds; Rice; Richardson; Rickerson; Roach; Roberts; Robertson; Robinson; Rohr; Ronald; Rose; Ross; Rosser; Rous; Rowling; Roy; Ruff; Russel; Rust; Sales; Saunders; Schoolfield; Scott; Seay; See; Serster; Sevant; Shannon; Shaver; Shearer; Sims; Slaughter; Smart; Smith; Smithson; Snead; Snody; Snow; Speece; Spiece; Statam; Statom; Steel; Stein; Step; Steptoe; Stern; Stewart; Still; Stone; Storer; Stovall; Strange; Stratten; Stratton; Strong; Sublet; Suster; Swinney; Syrus; Tailor; Talbert; Talbott; Taliferro; Tanner; Tardy; Tart; Tate; Taylor; Teas; Terrell; Thompson; Thornton; Thurman; Timberlick; Tims; Toel; Tompkins; Toney; Towl; Townsend; Traylor; Trent; Truket; Turner; Twopence; Tynes; Tyree; Urquart; Valentine; Vermilion; Villenor; Waldron; Walker; Ward; Warriner; Warwick; Watkins; Watts; Weathers; Weaver; Webb; Webber; West; Wheeler; White; Whitecar; Whitlow; Wiatt; Williams; Williamson; Williard; Willis; Willow; Winfree; Winston; Withrow; Wood; Woodall; Woodrow; Woodson; Wooldridge; Word; Wray; Wright; Yancey;and Young.
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CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS AND INVENTORIES, 1782-1847
Transcribed by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1989, 232 pages (8«x11), index. Campbell County,
Virginia, including the Town of Lynchburg, was formed from Bedford County in 1782, only six
years after the Declaration of Independence. Included in the current volume is a name index of
over 6,000 individuals.
Campbell Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners
by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 34 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see:
Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
Campbell Co. Revolutionary Public Claims
transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 28 pages, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the Virginia Revolutionary Public Claims and a listing of available counties, see:
Revolutionary "Publick" Claims series
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Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812
Chart on the Formation of Virginia Counties
Atlas of County Boundary Changes in Virginia, 1634-1895
Index to the 1810 Virginia Census
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