A number of same-named individuals appear to be at-risk in the upriver regions prior to the War for Independence.
In 1781, he was among those newcomers who purchased the "Freedom of the city." That document identified him as a feltmaker.
He may have been married to a woman named "Mable." However, their family life thus far has escaped our search of the available records of the Albany churches.
In June 1784, Campbell and his wife conveyed a piece of property in Southside to John Mc Kinney. A month later, he posted a bond for James Wood of Cambridge. At that time, Campbell was identified as an Albany merchant.
After that, his name appears to drop from the community-based roll. He does not seem to have been closely related to contemporary surveyor and Southside innkeeper Archibald Campbell.
Sources: The life of James Campbell is CAP biography number 7532. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 5/30/10