3. James Harvey and Mary Frances Campbell attended Leigh Street Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Various members of the Campbell family (including some listed above) attended the Mattaponi Baptist Church in King and Queen County, Virginia.

Receipt of Columbia Campbell for the hiring of a slave named Mary.

The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell

a collection of thirty-one civil war letters

This letter written by Harriet Campbell Gresham mentions various members of the Campbell family. Included are father William Campbell, sister Columbia Campbell, brother William Campbell, uncle William Campbell, and uncle Franklin Campbell.

September 26, 1843

Dear Harvey,
As uncle William expects to go over in a few days I will write a few lines just to let you know that we are well with the exception of some of the servants. I hope you are well and have sustained no injury by the long walk. I have no news to relate as that article is very scarce in this region but as you live where the news centers I reckon you have a great deal to relate. I was at meeting and heard an excellent sermon from Cousin R.H. The old brick comes on bravely. It will soon be finished and when it is I expect it will equal your Richmond churches at least in comfort.3 The Sunday school was last Sabbath but we intend keeping up a bible class throughout winter. Have you been to Cousin Jane’s since you were here? Is there much sickness in town? There is a great deal in this neighborhood. Do try and take care of yourself and not get sick. Father, Sister Columbia and Willy send their love. There is a gentleman from Alabama with Uncle William. If you will go out to see him he will tell you the news from Uncle Franklin. Farewell my dear brother. Excuse the hasty scrall.

Your affectionate sister

The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Campbell   |   Researched and presented by Mark Lamb