Campbell, James Townsend

Birth Name Campbell, James Townsend
Gender male
Age at Death 73 years, 14 days


From a History of Long River

James Campbell Sr. a military man emigrated from Bradalbane,
Perthshire, Scotland, came to P.E. Island with Governor Patterson in
1774. His wife was a Cameron of Lauchiel. James acted as Secretary for
the Governor for a short time before settling in Park Corner.
James Jr. married a sister of Senator Montgomery and between
these two homes there was a lake, this had to be bridged so they selected
large logs, hewed one side flat, fastened them together with chains and
secured the chains to the bank on each side of the lake, this made the
first floating bridge.
Our famous Island Authoress Lucy Maud Montgomery was a
frequent visitor at the Campbell and Montgomery homes in her young
days and she named the lake the Lake of Shinning Waters. Later she
came to live with her aunt and uncle in the Campbell home and attended
church in Long River.
She was married in the Campbell home to the Rev. Ewan Mac-
Donald and went to live in the manse in Leaskdale, Ontario.
A grandson of James Sr., William, better known as member
Bill operated a large farm and mill in Sea View, he was a Lt. Col. in the
militia and represented 1st Queens from 1873 to 1887 and was Minister of
Public Works in the Sullivan Government for eight years. He resignd
his seat and unsuccessfully contested Queens County in the Dominion
election of 1887.
Another grandson James married Isabella Johnstone of Long
River and took his bride to live in Grahams Road. Chief Justice Thane
A. Campbell is a grandson of this union.

Lucy Maud Montgomery said that James Campbell married two women named Elizabeth Montgomery. The first wife was the sister of "Little Donald" Montgomery; his second wife the sister of "Big Donald" Montgomery, a cousin of the first wife.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1790 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death January 15, 1863 Park Corner, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Campbell, Jamesabout 17431800
Mother Townsend, Elizabeth Ann1758September 26, 1829
    Brother     Campbell, Alexander 1778 October 29, 1856
         Campbell, James Townsend 1790 January 15, 1863
    Brother     Campbell, Archibald 1779 1861
    Brother     Campbell, George
    Sister     Campbell, Caroline
    Sister     Campbell, Charlotte
    Sister     Campbell, Sarah about 1787 1872
    Sister     Campbell, Elizabeth 1781 1830


Family of Campbell, James Townsend and Montgomery, Ann

Married Wife Montgomery, Ann ( * about 1798 + 1824 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 1817 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Campbell, AlexanderJuly 6, 1820
Campbell, James TownsendSeptember 10, 18231916

Family of Campbell, James Townsend and Montgomery, Elizabeth

Married Wife Montgomery, Elizabeth ( * April 11, 1805 + October 7, 1886 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 6, 1826 Richmond Parish, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Campbell, George Montgomeryabout 1827October 5, 1860
Campbell, ArchibaldApril 28, 18281901
Campbell, ElizaOctober 13, 18291915
Campbell, DonaldJune 30, 1831
Campbell, Hugh MontgomeryOctober 17, 1832October 5, 1860
Campbell, JohnJune 19, 1834December 19, 1917
Campbell, WilliamJanuary 12, 18361909
Campbell, Nancy AnnieJuly 13, 1838
Campbell, Edwardabout 18421846
Campbell, RobertJanuary 27, 18421846
Campbell, Mary Jane18441846
Campbell, Carolineabout 18461846
Campbell, Geddie18481848


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