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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1435-1436 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(IV) Archibald (2), youngest son and child of Archibald (q. v.) and Flora (Mc Neil) Campbell, was born in 1790, died in Schenectady, New York. He was prominent in politics, and served the county of Schenectady as county clerk from 1837 until 1843. He was a successful man of business, dealing in wholesale tobacco, and a leading member of the Episcopal church. His residence in the city was the finest at the time of its erection, located on Union near Center street. He married and had issue.

(V) Jacob, son of Archibald (2) Campbell, was born in the city of Schenectady, New York, May 3, 1818, died September 12, 1845. He succeeded to the business established by his father, which he enlarged and extended (wholesale tobacconist). He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church. He was buried in the churchyard of that church; when the church was enlarged the extension covered his grave so that it cannot be seen. He married, December 10, 1840, Sarah H., born January 26, 1820, died March 20, 1897, daughter of Elias Lyon, born January 27, 1796, died January 25, 1857, a contractor and builder of Schenectady, son of Jacob Lyon, born in England, died in Schenectady, February 27, 1826, and his wife Catherine Von Antwerp, born in Schenectady, December 27, 1799. Jacob and Sarah H. (Lyon) Campbell were the parents of

  1. an infant, Elias L., born July 7, 1841, died December 11, 1845, and
  2. Charles J., see forward.

(VI) Charles Jacob, youngest child of Jacob and Sarah H. (Lyon) Campbell, was born in Schenectady, New York, May 31, 1844. He was educated in the public schools of Schenectady and the Business College of Bryant and Stratton at Albany. He is connected with some of the business interests of the city, and devotes his time to the care of his personal estate. During the war of the rebellion he enlisted at age of sixteen as drummer boy in the One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He served with the Army of the Potomac up to and including the battle of Gettysburg. He is a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, and St. George's Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. He married, May 27, 1869, Annie Elizabeth, born in Schenectady, daughter of Joshua Barker, of that city. Children, all born in Schenectady:

  1. Maud, April 7, 1870, died March 12, 1874.
  2. Bertha, July 1, 1871, died October 15, 1871.
  3. Elias Lyon, April 11, 1873, died June 7, 1873.
  4. Charles Tracy, April 22, 1874, died January 6, 1875.
  5. Madge E., February 14, 1876; married Arthur Savage; children: Elizabeth, Mary, Kathlenn [Kathleen?] and Charles Campbell Savage.
  6. Leah B., June 8, 1880; married John J. McMullin; children: Marjorie C. and Douglass E. McMullin.

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