Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ellenor Kendall Campbell 1815-1898


Meet Ellenor Kendall Campbell, my husband's great, great, great grandmother! I feel like I know her well, though I actually know very little about her. I've spent time with her each day for the past month and was very surprised and thrilled to find this photo of her on Ancestry.com last night. I think it's unique to have a photo of a 3rd great grandmother. I personally have pictures of two great, great grandmothers, but not of any of my 3rd great grandparents.


Ellenor was born on Christmas Day, 1815 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. In 1837 she became the wife of Dennis Delaney Campbell, and by 1858 they had become the parents of 10 children. Around the year 1882 Ellenor and Dennis left West Virginia and moved to St. John, Stafford County, Kansas, along with her parents and four of her siblings. It looks like four of her children also migrated with the family to St. John, Kansas.


Their third daughter Catherine was born July 19, 1842. In 1867 Catherine married John Haught and the next year gave birth to a son, Lafayette, who, in 1887, married Priscilla Yost in Marion County, West Virginia. Lafayette and Priscilla had a daughter Rhea, who married Paul Lester Jamison in 1914. Paul and Rhea named their second son, who was born in 1917, Lafayette Richard, after her father. Lafayette Richard "Dick" Jamison married E. Irene Roberts in Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania in 1939 and became the parents of son Richard Laird in 1940 and my husband Larry C. Jamison in 1946.  
Lafayette and Priscilla Yost Haught
Rhea Haught Jamison
Lt. Col. Lafayette Richard "Dick" Jamison

Larry C. and Becky (Margheim) Jamison

I wish I had a picture of Larry's great, great grandmother Catherine Campbell Haught to add to the direct line of photos above, from Larry to Ellenor Kendall Campbell, his great, great, great grandmother!

6 comments:

DianaR said...

Hi Becky ~ Great post...and of course I love the pictures!! The picture of you and Larry is lovely!!

I was intrigued by your comment about 3rd great grandparents and of course had to jump right over to my tree to look. I do actually have a few - I think it's a great idea for a blog post!!

Also, I guess it's been awhile since I've been to your blog "in person" rather than just reading it. I really like all the pictures in your banner.

Shawn Marie Gabriel Brown said...

Great post and pictures! What a true treasure to find great-great-great!!! A terrific picture of you too Becky!

Southwest Arkie said...

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mommyx12 said...

Hey yea. I remember you. I had to put your face to your name but my hubby recognized you by the name. I'm so glad to meet you. ~Again. I hope to get to know you better.

A rootdigger said...

I follow your blog when I can and thought you do your Ancestors Proud so therefore I present to you the Genea Bloggers Ancestors Award. You can double click the Award to use it and you use more or less the same words I used in my acceptance blog. jo

mommyx12 said...

That is so cool you found her picture. I have to admit that genealogy has not been my strong suit. I suppose that with a dozen kids and homeschooling that that season just hasn't arrived yet. Or, I suppose, I could be hiding under excuses!!

Yes, that is Gemma. Vance number 5 is due this June. We are so excited.

Blessings,
Tricia