William W. Campbell (New York)
William W. Campbell (June 10, 1806 – September 7, 1881) was an American author, historian, lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, the son of Judge James S. Campbell, and grandson of American Revolutionary War Colonel Samuel Campbell and Jane Campbell. He attended the common schools, and graduated from Union College in 1827. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in New York City.
He was a justice of the Superior Court of New York City from 1849 to 1855. He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1857 to 1865, and ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals in 1865.
He was an author and engaged in historical work. His works include:
- The Border Warfare of New York During the Revolution: The Annals of Tryon County. New York: Baker & Schribner, 1831. (Reprint, Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1992.)
- An Historical Sketch of Robin Hood and Captain Kidd. New York: Scribner, 1853.
- The centennial celebration at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co. N.Y., July 4, 1840
the addresses of William W. Campbell, esq. and Gov. W.H. Seward, with letters, toasts, &c., &c.
He died on September 7, 1881, in Cherry Valley, and was buried at the Cherry Valley Cemetery.
New York State Surveyor General William Campbell was his uncle.
- William W. Campbell at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Obit of his brother John C. Campbell in NYT on March 27, 1890
- Obit of his son Douglas Campbell (1839-1893) in NYT on March 8, 1893 (giving middle initial "M.")
- Campbell genealogy at GeoCities
- Campbell genealogy at RootsWeb
- Political Graveyard (doubled entry)
- Nominated for Assembly again in NYT on October 28, 1873
- Cover of: The centennial celebration at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co. N.Y., July 4th, 1840 by The centennial celebration at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co. N.Y., July 4th, 1840
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David S. Jackson