ELDRIDGE CAMPBELL

Photo contributed by Joy Thomas.

Eldridge Campbell was born January 17, 1845 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. His parents were James Campbell and Melvina Whiteaker. They were married August 15, 1843 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Marriage License issued to James Campbell and Melvina Whiteaker August 14, 1843, by Wiley Huffaker, Clerk. John Hurst, J.P. celebrated the Rites of Matrimony August 15, 1843.

Source: Sent to us by various researchers, as well as a lookup volunteer in Tennessee

We have been able to trace most of Eldridge's life from 1850 forward. In 1850 and 1860, he was living with John Whiteaker . For a comprehensive review of how Melvina Whiteaker was related to John Whiteaker, please visit our new Judge John Whiteaker 1795. We believe Melvina Whiteaker was the daughter of John Whiteaker and Dorcas Campbell.

Please note below that a John S. Wood signed Eldridge's enlistment papers in Iowa was his "Guardian". We believe this is Major John S. Wood of the 7th Iowa Cavalry who commanded the unit Eldridge served with. We do not know how or why John S. Wood was Guardian of Eldridge.

In 1868 Eldridge married Cordelia Maria Tague, daughter of Thomas and Phebe Tague. They all moved to Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska where they were enumerated in 1870 and 1880.

Cordelia died August 1, 1884, either in Clarksville before the family moved to Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska or sometime after.

Eldridge remarried in 1887 to Grace Minnie Moore who had been his housekeeper in the 1885 Nebraska State Census.

Eldridge died in 1901 and is buried in Valley View Cemetery in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska, along with his wife Grace Minnie, several children and two unidentified persons (possibly Cordelia?)

PERSONAL DATA

Eldridge Campbell - born January 17, 1845 - Claiborne County, Tennessee

Died - October 8, 1901 - Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Lot 167, Valley View Cemetary, Genoa, Nebraska

Parents - James Campbell and Melvina Whiteaker

Sources: See marriage record below to Grace Moore for parents. View tombstones here.

Cordelia Maria Tague - born September 14, 1846 in Racine County, Wisconsin

Died August 1884 - either Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska or Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Buried - unknown

Parents - Thomas and Phebe Tague

Source: See marriage record below.

Grace Minnie Moore - Born April 26, 1887 in Merringo, Merringo County, Illinois

Died June 22, 1945 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Lot 167, Valley View Cemetary, Genoa, Nebraska

Parents - Orlando N Moore and Maria Mitchell

Source: See Marriage record below

Photo contributed by Joy Thomas

CENSUS

All census data is based on the actual U.S. Census, and not transcriptions.

1850 U.S. Census, Ft. Madison, Lee County, Iowa August 19, 1850
WHITAKER, John 55 M $1000 Virginia
Sarah 41 F
Prior 21 M
Rhoda 19 F
Francis J 17 F
John 15 M
Mary 14 F
Isabel 14 F
Virginia 12 F
Joseph 11 M
Eldridge 5 M

Some of the children are Whitaker, some are Sarah's children (Holtzclaw), and Eldridge is a Campbell.
1860 US Census, Center Twp, Edina, Knox County, Missouri
Household #436
WHITAKER, John 60 born TN
CAMPBELL, Eldridge 15 born TN
1870 US Census, Precinct No. One, Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska:
Household No. 8, Family No. 8, page 1 - copy in file
Campbell, Eldrige age 25 m w farmer $600 $200 TN
Cordelia age 22 f w at home WISC
Iver E age 2/12 m w born April NE
1880 U.S. Census, Clarksville, (Merrick County) census Pct ED 113, p 11 dwelling 68 family 73
Eldridge age 34 born TN parents born TN
Cordelia age 33 born WI parents born IL
Iver age 10 son NE
Probably Elwin or Edwin age 8 son NE
Melvina E age 5 dau NE
probably James age 3 son NE
1885 Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska State Census, living in city of Genoa,
page 2 Enu Dist 532, household 19, family 21:
E Campbell age 38 carpenter 3mos unem. TN TN TN
Iver age 15 laborer 6 mos unem. NE TN WI
Edwin age 13 at home attended school NE TN WI
Lizzie age 10 at home attended school NE TN WI
Willie age 8 attended school NE TN WI
MayBell age 3 NE TN WI
Grace Moore age 19 housekeeper ILL PA PA
1885 Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska State Census - Persons Died Year Ending May 31, 1885 line 2 family 21

Campbell, C 38 F W Married Kept House lived three years in County , born Wisconsin, father born NY, mother in NJ died in August 1884 -- suicide by poison L. R. Clark, attending Physician Inflacets (?) effects

1900 US Census, Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska - household #89, family #91:Eldridge Campbell m 55 Jan 1845 TN
Grace M. f 53 Oct 1866 IL
May B f 18 May 1882 NE
George H m 10 May 1890 NE
Walter B m 5 Dec 1894 NE
Jessie M f 2 Jan 1898 NE
1910 US Census, Genoa Village, Genoa Twp, Nance County, NE 22 April 10,1910 Household #175
CAMPBELL, Grace Head F W 44 Wd 24 4 ch 4 ch ILL NY NY
working as insurance saleswoman could read/write owned free home
George H M W 20 Sing NE IA IL clerk in hotel read/write
Walter B M W 15 Sing NE IA IL school
Jessie N (?) F W 12 Sing NE IA IL school
Rhoda B F W 10 Sing NE IA IL school
1920 US Census, Genoa Village, Genoa Pct, Nance County, NE 20 January 1920 Household #215, Family #225
CAMPBELL, Grace Head Owns Free W F 53 Widowed ILL/NY/NY read/write

Rhoda Dau W F 19 single school NE/IA/ILL read/wr

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Marriage License issued to James Campbell and Melvina Whiteaker August 14, 1843, by Wiley Huffaker, Clerk. John Hurst, J.P. celebrated the Rites of Matrimony August 15, 1843.
August 11 AD 1868
to any person authorized by law to perform the marriage ceremony
Greetings
You are hereby authorized by law to join in marriage
Eldridge Campbell of
Fort Madison Iowa aged 24 years and
Cordelia Maria Tague of Buffalo County, Nebraska aged 21 years and of this license you will make due return to my office in 30 days
Alonzo Cottrell
Probate Judge
Be it remembered that on this 11th day of August AD 1868 at my office in
Marysville Marshall County Kansas I united in marriage the parties named in
the above license

Alonzo Cottrell
Probate Judge
Witnesses
Joshua Howe?
E Sutton

The State of Nebraska ) ss The State of Nebraska
Platte County )

To any Person legally authorized to Solemnize Marriages. Greeting:
You are hereby authorized to join in the holy bonds of matrimony, and to celebrate within said County the rites and ceremonies of Marriage between
Mr. Eldridge Campbell and Miss Gracie M. Moore. The father's name of said Eldridge Campbell is James Campbell and the maiden name of his mother is Melvina Whitaker and the father's name of the said Gracie M. Moore is Orlando N. Moore and the maiden name of her mother is Maria Mitchell. The said Eldridge Campbell resides in the county of Nance and State of Nebraska and is aged 40 years, was born in Tenn., and is a white person. The said Gracie M. Moore resides in the County of Boone and State of Nebraska is aged 19 years, was born in Illinois and is also a white person.
And these presents shall be your good and sufficient warrant, and you are required to return this license to me within three months from the celebraion of such marriage, with a certificate of the same appended thereto, signed by you, under the penalty of five hundred dollars.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court of Said County of Platte, this 26 day of April AD 1887.
Chas A. Speece, County Judge
*********************
State of Nebraska )
Platte County ) ss

BE IT REMEMBERED that at Columbus in said County of Platte, on the 26 day of April A.D. 1887 Mr. Eldridge Campbell and Miss Gracie M. Moore named in the foregoing license, were legally united in marriage by me in the presence of John Miller residing in the County of Platte and State of Nebraska and Minnie Baumgart residing in the County of Platte and State of Nebraska.
WITNESS my hand this 26 day of April AD 1887
Chas A Speece
County Judge

MILITARY RECORDS

Enlisted in Company A., 7th Regiment of Missouri Cavalry, U.S.A., August 9, 1861 at Warsaw, Illinois

Discharged September 29, 1862 due to disability.

Enlisted in Company A, 7th Iowa Cavalry, U.S.A., November 18, 1862 at Ottumwa, Iowa, mustered into service April 27, 1863 at Davenport, Iowa

Discharged November 24, 1865 at Ft. Kearney, Nebraska Territory (mustered out with unit at end of service).

 

ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE

Eldridge Campbell of Captain M. Brannez Company, A, of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the Mo. Valz., was enlisted by Col. Wm. Bishop, of the Black Hawk Regiment of Cavalry at Warsaw Ill on the ninth day of August 1862, to serve three years; he was born in Clayborne Co in the State of Tenessee, is eighteen years of age, five feet six inches high, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty sixty days.... in consequence of a rupture received prior to enlistment.

Station: Sedalia MO

Date: September 6, 1862 - Signed M. H. Benvenser Captain (sp ?)

7th Cav Mo-----? Commanding Company

I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Eldridge Campbell of Captain M. N. Bransus Company and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of a right ingunal? hernia produced before entering service.

Sedalia MO Sept 10/62 - Elly P Smith (sp?) Surgeon

Discharged this 29th day of September 1862 at Sedalia

 

VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT

I, Eldridge Campbell, born in Cleburne in the State of Tennessee aged 18 years, and by occupation a farmer do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this 18th day of November 1862, to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United State of America, for the period of three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing as are, or may be established by law for volunteers. And I, Eldrige Campbell, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomesoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.

Sworn and subscribed to at Ottumwa this 18 day of Nov 1862 be James G Smith

Signed - Eldridge Campbell

I certify, on honor, that I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, Eldrige Campell previously to his enlistment, and he was entirely sober when enlisted; that to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of alwful age; and that in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service.

This soldier has grey eyes, light hair, light complexion, is 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high.

43th Regiment of ???? Volunteers

James G. Smith, Recruiting Officer

 

CONSENT IN CASE OF MINOR

I, John S. Wood, do certify, that I am the guardian of Eldrige Campbell; that the said Eldrige Campbell is 18 years of age; and I do hereby freely give my consent to his volunteering as a soldier in the Army of the United States for the period of three years.

Given at Ottumwa the 18th day of Nov 1862

Witness - James Bably

 

Eldridge Campbell, Pvt, Co A., 7th Regt Iowa Cavalry

Appears on Returns as Follows:

Sept 1863 - absent on scout since Sept 28, 1863

Mar 1865 - absent on det. serv. guarding Sand Hill Station, N.T. since March 21, 1865

July 1865 - absent at Ft Kearney N.T.

Aug 1865 - Co. Cook

Nov 1865 - Ft. Kearney Dischd per Expn. service

Sources: Muster rolls in our files.

CEMETERY AND OBITUARIES

VALLEY VIEW CEMETERY

Complete information on Lot 167, Valley View Cemetery, originally purchased by William and Edward Campbell (date unreadable). Lot was purchased from above two Campbell men by Rhoda Campbell (their half sister) on August 14, 1945:
1. Eldridge Campbell
2. Minnie Grace Campbell (nee Moore)
3. Open
4. Open
5. Open
6. Walter B. Campbell
7. --
8. Iver E Campbell and Phoebe V. Moore Campbell Vaught are in 7,8,9
9. --
10. Open
11. Millie Vaught
12. Two unknown persons in same grave.

Lot 182, Valley View Cemetery- originally purchased by Minnie Grace Campbell
on October 18, 1919
1, 2, 3 - owned by someone else
4. Alice A. Campbell
5. James William Campbell
6. Maria N. Moore died 1919 -- probably Grace's mother

Valley View Cemetery Tombstones CAUTION - these are slow to load!

 

Obituary from Genoa Leader-Times June 28, 1945 (copy in file)

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Grace Campbell, who passed away at her home on Friday evening following a long illness, were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. T. W. Shepard officiated.

Mrs. Minnie Grace Campbell nee Moore was born in Merringo, Merringo County, Illinois, October 25, 1866. She departed this life very peacefully in Friday evening, June 22, 1945, at the age of 78 years 7 months and 27 days, after suffering ill health for the past ten years.

At the age of four years she came to Nebraska with her parents. They traveled in a covered wagon train consisting of severl wagons composed of relatives, all of whom settled near Boone in Boone County, Nebraska. She grew to early womanhood on a farm homesteaded by her father. In later years she revelled in telling of her experience with the wild Indians, prairie Fires, the grasshopper plague and many other exciting events.

On April 27, 1887 she united in marriage with Eldridge E. Campbell of Genoa, Nebraska, who preceded her in death in 1902. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive her passing. A son Walter preceded her in death in 1918.

Mrs. Campbell was always a devout Christian, assisting in and out of the church wherever and whenever her services were needed. Having resided in Genoa all of her marriage life, with the exception of twelve years, she had many pleasures with her friends and neighbors.

She leaves to mourn her departure one son, George of Los Angeles, California, two daughters, Jessie Bock of Los Angeles, California and Rhoda, at home. Two
stepsons, Edd of Clarks, and J. Will of Winside, and a step-daughter, Mrs. J. P. Saban of Shell, Wyoming. Also twenty-two grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Four sisters, Mrs. Buick of Palo Alto, California, Mrs. Tigner of Van Nuys, California, Mrs. Magden of Elgin, Illinois and Miss Mildred Moore of San Francisco, California, together with a host of friends, who will miss her genial personality. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery.

CHILDREN OF ELDRIDGE CAMPBELL AND CORDELIA MARIE TAGUE

Iver E. Campbell - born April 1870 in Nebraska

Died - October 15, 1902 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Valley View Cemetery (see Eldridge's notes above)

Married - On January 16, 1900 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska, Phoebe Vidella Moore (born January 1, 1870, died November 3, 1927 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska - buried with Iver.

See separate page.

Edwin E. Campbell - born Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - 1952 in Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Buried - Lot 161, Bureau Cemetery, Clarks, Nebraska

Married - On January 1, 1900 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska, Minnie Adella Birch (born April 7, 1882, died 1969)

See separate page.

Melvina Elizabeth Campbell - born July 21, 1874 in Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died April 10, 1965 in S. Big Horn County Hospital, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Married on March 13, 1894 in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska to James Percy Saban

Buried in Shell Cemetery, Shell, Big Horn County, Wyoming with James Saban

See separate page

James William Campbell - born 1876 in Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died 1953

Buried Valley View Cemetery, Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Married Alice Ann Waisner on June 24, 1908 in Belgrade, Nance County, Nebraska (born 1888, died 1970, buried with husband)

Possibly was the J. W. Campbell who ran for Nance County Sheriff in 1917.

May B Campbell - born May 1882 in Clarksville, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - ?

Married Albert E. Moore (1866 to 1915) on June 27, 1901 in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Children: James L. Moore

Jesse E. Moore

Grace A. Moore

1920 US Census, Genoa Village, Genoa Pct, Nance County, NE 20 January 1920
Household 216, Family 226
MOORE, Mable Head Rents FW 37 Wid read/write NE/MO/?
Jesse E son M W 12 school NE/ENG/NE
Grace A dau F W 8 school NE/ENG/NE
James L son M W 17 day lab NE/ENG/NE

CHILDREN OF ELDRIDGE CAMPBELL AND GRACE MINNIE MOORE

George H. Campbell - born May 9. 1890 in Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Died February 1964 in California

Information from S. S. Death Index (w/o S. S. Number)

Issued in: Iowa
Birth date: May 9, 1890
Death date: Feb 1964
Residence code: California

Walter Benjamin Campbell - born December 18, 1895 in Genoa, Nance County, NE

Listed in 1917 Draft Registration, Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska

Died November 15, 1918 in Genoa, Nance County, NE

Buried - Valley View Cemetery, Genoa, Nance County, NE

Genoa Leader, November 22, 1918:

Walter Campbell of this city died in the last of the week from an attach of pneumonia and was buried on Saturday last. The deceased, who was doing porter work at the hotel had an attack of the influenze a couple weeks ago but refused to go to bed or admit that he was even sick. When a doctor was finally called for his sister, it was discovered the he was in the last stages of pneumonia, too late to do anything for him.

Jessie M. Campbell - born January 30, 1898 in Genoa, Nance County, NE

Married a Mr. Bock.

Died November 15, 1989 in Auberry, California

S.S. Information w/o S.S. Number:

Issued in: Nebraska
Birth date: Jan 30, 1898
Death date: Nov 15, 1989
ZIP Code of last known residence: 93602
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Auberry, California

Rhoda Campbell - born June 27, 1900 in Genoa, Nance County, NE

Never married.

Died - December 28, 1993 in North Fork, California

S. S. Information w/o S. S. Number:

Issued in: Nebraska
Birth date: Jun 27, 1900
Death date: Dec 28, 1993
ZIP Code of last known residence: 93643
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
North Fork, California

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