Campbell Chronology


1845

            July 25 - birth - Springfield Twp, Bucks County PA


1847

            birth of Helena


1850

August 27 - Census - Springfield Bucks Co. Father John, Mother Julyann, brother Samuel


1862

September 11 - enrolled at Lehigh Co. and Philadelphia as private, Co. H. 2nd PA Heavy Artillery


1864

            September 29 - captured in action at Chaffin’s Farm VA [New Market Heights]

            November 25 - wounded at Salisbury Prison NC 

            December - contracted scurvy due to starvation and exposure


1865

            March 20 - Released from Confederate Prison

            treated at Spring Mill PA prior to discharge

            June 14 - discharged honorably

October 26 - Protective War Claim filed [filled out by 1st Lt. commanding co. H - can’t make out name. “Was present at his capture & received official notice of his death from Surgeon in charge of Hospital for reasons above stated. At ?Burkeville VA

            December 14 - Honorable discharge filed

1867

            September 28 - marriage - to Helena S. Mann in Bethlehem by Issac K. Loos


1869

            August 27 - birth of Flora


1870

August 9 - Census - Springfield, Bucks Co. PA - Wife Helena, daughter Flora, occupation listed as shoemaker


1871

            February 25 - birth of Minnie


1876

            Conversion at protracted meeting under Jonas Musselman


1877

            February 7 - birth of John


1880

            Letter - George to Gospel Banner - April 1880 p. 62

            June 15 - Census - Springfield, Bucks Co. PA Wife Helena, Children, Flora, Minnie, John - Occupation - shoemaker

            November 10 - filed for invalid pension - Pleasant Valley , Centre Valley PA

            December - Letter Gospel Banner, Kate p 189


1881

            March - Article Gospel Banner - p 35

            November Letter Gospel Banner - p 173


1882

            February 2 - filed for pension increase - from Pleasant Valley PA


1883

            February 12 - Affidavit filed from Thomas Winter / fellow prisoner, from San Francisco

            November Letter Gospel Banner, Flora M. 11/15/1883 pg 171 from Pleasant Valley

1884

            July 31 - birth of Clarence Claude


1887

February (Conference) - Declared a probationer

                        - appointed committee to examine songs to be published by W. B. Musselman

                        - assigned to Hatfield, Quakertown


1888

            February (Conference) - assigned to Hatfield, Quakertown

                        - Committee to examine the evangelists


1889

            February (Conference) - preached in English

                        - assigned to Hatfield, Quakertown

                        - committee on the temperance amendment

- committee to report on statistics about Bethlehem construction


1890

            February (Conference) - preached in English

- assigned to Western, PA (Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland Cty, southwest of Latrobe)

                        - committee to oversee disbursement of home and heathen money

                        - approved for ordination


1891

            February (Conference) - preached

- assigned to Western, PA (Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland Cty, southwest of Latrobe) from Verhandlungen, pg. 202, “9. Resolved: That Elder George Campbell, who supervises Westmoreland, Armstrong and Blair Counties, shall have authority to hold Quarterly Conferences, with permission to invite others preachers to assist when he wishes.”


1892

[No pastoral assignment - Absent from Annual Conference - presented a letter with acceptable excuse - Conditional in pastoral assignment - Western PA to be assigned - Listed as local preacher]

May 4 - application for pension - Pleasant Valley PA [diagnosis - necrosis of lower jaw, gun shot wound of left side of back and bed sores - heart disease catarrh]


1893

February - Annual Conference - Assigned to Reading - conditional roll call - Committees: Committee To Examine Minutes, Committee to examine slanderous letter to William Gehman


1894

February - Annual Conference - Assigned to Reading - Committees, Correspondence, Finance, Gehman letter, Examine local preachers,


1895

February - Annual Conference - Assigned to Reading - Committees, Worship, Statistics, Traveling preachers, - Conditional at roll call


1896

February - Annual Conference - Assigned to Hatfield, Quakertown - Committees, Quarterly Conference Records, Examination of local preachers, to compile and print conference journal

August 22 - Declaration for invalid pension, applies for $6 per month [loss of teeth noted] - At Pleasant Valley, Bucks Co. PA

            October 16 - testimony for injuries - from John Hess - neighbor

            October 23 - testimony from Henry Funk


1897

February - Annual Conference - Assigned to Hatfield, Quakertown - Committees, Examination of Candidates for ministry, Exam. for Ordination, auditing, English SS convention - conditional -


1898

March - Annual Conference - Committees, Quarterly Conference Records, Exam Candidates for ministry - Assigned to New Tripoli, Northampton


1899

March - Annual Conference - Committees, Candidates for ministry, Resolutions, Standing committee over presiding elder - Unconditional - Assigned to Graterford, Harleysville

            May 4 - Questionnaire complete for Bureau of Pensions - at Graterford


1900

September - Annual Conference - comm on worship, Committee on examination of presiding elders, local preachers, missionaries, comm on examination of candidates for ordination - unconditional - Assigned to Graterford, Harleysville - vice presiding elder of Schuylkill Valley district

June 1 - Census - Perkiomen Twp. Montgomery Co. PA Wife Helena, Child Clarence C., occupation - clergyman.


1901

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Examination Committee, exam of applicants, Executive Committee- unconditional - Assigned to Graterford, Harleysville

October - Ministerial Convention - Essay on “The Necessary Qualifications of an Applicant for the Ministry.”


1902

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Examination of Presiding Eld, Local Preachers, etc., -treasurer of Ann. Conf. fund - unconditional, Assigned to Remps, Terre Hill


1903

October - Annual Confernce - Committees, Exam. of Pres. Eld. etc, Exam of Applicants, -unconditional -Assigned to Remps, Terre Hill


1904

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Communication, Quarterly conf records, executive comm.- unconditional - Assigned to Walnutport and New Tripoli

October - Ministerial Convention - essay “Deacons, etc.


1905

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Communication, - unconditional - Assigned to Walnutport and New Tripoli


1906

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Exam. of Applicants, - unconditional - Assigned to Walnutport and New Tripoli


1907

July 25 - Declaration for pension, living at Walnutport, [places of residence - Springfield, Bucks Co., Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland County, Allentown, Lehigh Cty, Graterford Mont. Co ? Walnutport, Northampton Cty] Occupation listed as farmer

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Exam of Applicants - conditional - [no assignment - listed as local preacher for Quakertown, Hatfield]


1908

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Exam of Traveling Elders, [no assignment, listed as local preacher for Quakertown, Hatfield]


1909

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Exam of Trav. Eld. [no assignment, listed as local preacher for Quakertown, Hatfield]


1910

April 21 Census Quakertown Boro - Wife Helena, child Claude (Claude’s occupation is cigar maker) Under George’s occupation, retired - own income

October - Annual Conference - Committees, Exam of Trav. Eld.

            November 15 -17 - Trip to Salisbury, NC, for dedication of Pennsylvania Monument


1911

October - Annual Conference - Elder G. A. Campbell, of Quakertown, Pa., writes: – My hearts’ desire is to come to Conference, but it seems all pertaining to this life has an end. “I trust you will pardon me as my time has been, and I am perfectly satisfied. The Lord has been good to me. You must increase but I must decrease. I trust the Lord will deal kindly with you all and lead the work to His honor and glory.”

October - Ministerial Convention “The Committee has learned with sorrow that the Ministers G. A. Campbell and L. B. Taylor are unable to be present at this Convention on account of their physical condition. May the Lord greatly bless them.”

            November 7 - Death of George at Quakertown PA

            November 24 - Declaration for Widow’s pension filed [Helena age 64]

            December 16 - Drop pensioner [receiving $12 per month]


1912

            Letter from A. R. Trumbauer [Justice of the Peace, Passer PA] to Robert E. Difenderfor, Washington DC - mailed death certificate, marriage certificate and affidavits from Cletus S. Weierbach and John W. Mease


1923

            March 1 - death of Helena at Coopersburg PA [receiving $30 per month]