Our Campbell* Family Tree

(back 7 generations to Northern Ireland)

MacCatmaoil family mottos:
“Forget me not” “I bear in mind” “I will not forget” “Thus far”
“True to the end” “Wisdom’s beginning is God’s fear”
“Constantia et prudenter” (“By perseverance and prudence”)
“Fortitudine et prudentia” (“With fortitude and prudence”)
“Pro patria semper” (“For my country ever”)
“Terra marique fide” (“With faith by land and seas”)
“Vix ea nostro noco” (“I scarce call these things our own”)

Table of Contents

Scottish Campbell Dress tartan – one of more than thirty

 (Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated family)

Thomas Campbell (1805-1848)
Mary Crawford (1799-1886)
Thomas Anderson Campbell (1837-1925)
Jane Ross (1837-1890)
William James Campbell (1859-1954)
Rachel Elizabeth Hoffman (1866-1946)
Bertha Ione Campbell (1893-1980)
Paul Barton Gray (1892-1977)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

*The mother-in-law of Thomas Campbell, Sr. (1805-1848) was also a Campbell, of unknown origins


See “Introduction: Thomas Campbell” and various published accounts of Fox Chapel and O’Hara Township, PA

Sir John Bernard Burke. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. London: Habeison & Sons, 1884

Various Public Member Family Trees & other documents. Ancestry.com

Last revised: 12/30/16

2 Responses to Our Campbell* Family Tree

  1. KC Campbell says:

    Hi there.

    Fantastic site! Exemplary presentation of this kind of material.

    So I’ve got a quick question for you. I’m a Campbell, and mine also trace back 7 gens to the brick wall of Northern Ireland. The trip over the pond also took mine to Pennsylvania, supposedly to Washington County in the very later 1790s, though proof aside from 2nd-hand memories conveyed by the immigrants’ grandsons has yet to be forthcoming. What we know for sure is the immigrant’s son, named George Campbell appears there in 1830, (Hanover Twp) further conforming to family tradition relating his marriage the year before, and to whom (he was listed next door to/on the same property as his father-in-law, a Thomas Bilderback). His dad, the immigrant, was named Alexander Campbell, and he, his wife and the lone sibling–a brother–of George all apparently died there “around 1838”.

    I’m not asking you to do research on this–it’s a muddle of Campbells in Londonderry and PA at that time, as I’m sure you know. But I am going to ask this: have you tested with 23andme or Ancestry or another of those DNA services? I’m on 23andme, and also on gedmatch. Might be interesting.

    Best regards,

    KC Campbell

    • admin says:

      Hi KC,
      Good stuff, and thanks for your critique. I’ve never linked any of your Campbells in Washington County to ours, of which at least two strands were in Westmoreland/Indiana County before coming to O’hara Township (Fox Chapel) and West Deer, Allegheny County. I do know that a General Campbell sold the land that is now Johnstown, Cambria County, to the Amishman Joseph Johns long before.
      Yes, I’d like to get the DNA tested one of these days. I’ll let you know. Thanks for writing.

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