Talk:William Campbell (general)
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Entire article needs focus on Campbell. The article is about William Campbell, not his wife's second husband, so I cut the following: 1) General RUSSELL had moved to the Salt Lick tract in 1788 with his family a few years after General CAMPBELL died. General RUSSELL dug a salt well and began a salt works operation near his home. Madam Russell converted to Methodism and they formed the Royal Oak Methodist Church.
2) In 1789 the court appointed a new guardian to replace the first two guardians. The new guardian was Colonel Thomas MADISON, an uncle of his ward, Sarah Buchanan CAMPBELL. He moved to the Salt Lick in 1790 and also began producing salt. In 1793, Sarah Buchanan CAMPBELL married General Francis PRESTON. In 1795, he built an addition to the log cabin built by Thomas MADISON. He and his family moved there in 1797 upon his retirement from Congress, and he remained there until 1810 when he moved to Abingdon.
3) Seven Mile Ford (near the Salt Lick) should not be confused with "Seven Islands", which was the home of Patrick HENRY's 2nd daughter, Sarah HENRY. She shared this home with Patrick HENRY's widow, Dorothea (SPOTSWOOD) HENRY during the final part of her life. That home was located on the Staunton RIver, not the Holston River, and is across from Brookneal VA, closer to Patrick HENRY's final home of Red Hill.
Further out of article focus: 1) Other surveyors from that expedition received different land grants. James PATTON received a grant of 120,000 acres (equal to about 187 square miles, or an area about 13.4 x 14 miles).
2) the court appointed Colonel Arthur Campbell and Colonel William Christian as guardian for the General's two children, Sarah & Charles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GenQuest (talk • contribs) 02:53, 6 November 2010 (UTC)