Re: William and Janet Campbell (ms Campbell)- Renfrew
- My name is Nelson McClinton and my mother is a Campbell. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This will sound fairly remote: in Ontario,Canada we have a Renfrew Ontario and a village (Admaston) nearby that has and had many Campbell's. My Grandfather was Bertie Eric Campbell (1880-1950) His father (my great-grandfather) began I believe in Canada in a town called Restico (8 hours north of Ottawa, Ontario where I live)- he was a one-man town post-master, etc. My grand-father owned about 1,000 acres and has a road called "Campbell-line-Road named after the family (road still exists and remains farmland)...my grandfather then moved to Alberta Canada - where my mother (Bertie Jean Campbell) was born (1920). Most of them left for British Columbia (where I was born (1949))I am a musician/teacher and moved from Vancouver British Columbia to Ottawa Ontario (Canada) in 1972 where I joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Concert Band as a saxophone/flute musician.
I have heard that my great-grandfather's first wife died after having several children and then he remarried and had more children - some disagree. but I have not researched any of this.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hopsrus@... wrote:
> I am looking for anyone who may be descended from William or Janet
> Campbell, my great-great grandparents. They were united in marriage
> June 1892 in Renfrew. From what I understand, they had a number of
> children including my Great-Grandfather, Thomas, born 8 Oct 1892 and
> his brother Arthur. Great-Grandpa Tom, got married and moved to the
> US in approx. 1933. Great-Grandpa died in 1948, at apparently which
> the time which my great-great grandmother, Janet, was still alive in
> Renfrew. Any other information is unknown, since my
> decided not to keep in touch with the family. If any of this sounds
> familiar to any of you, please get in touch with me! I am hoping to
> find any living relatives (I am hoping that there are some of you out
> there!). The family lived at 1 Donaldson Drive in Renfrew if that
> Thank You.