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