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Alexander McKee Family

Randolph County, Illinois, United States of America

Jane (McKee) Campbell

1.5             Jane McKee

                  b. 1821  Ireland


                  m. 6 Jan 1849 Randolph County, Illinois

                  Harvey Campbell

                  b. 19 Feb 1815 South Carolina

                  d. 17 Jul 1882 Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois


        1.5.1   John Alexander Campbell

                  b. 16 Oct 1849 Illinois

                  d. 7 Nov 1857 Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois

        1.5.2   Mary Agnes Campbell

                  b. 3 Sep 1851 Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois

                  d. 10 Sep 1891 Blue Hill, Webster County, Nebraska

        1.5.3   Jane Minerva Campbell

                  b. 5 Oct 1853 Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois

                  d. 10 Jun 1836 Hagerman, Chevas County, New Mexico

        1.5.4   Robert Harvey Campbell

                  b. 1857 Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois



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The first time I can place Jane definitely in Randolph County, Illinois is on the 6th of January 1849 when 28-year-old Jane marries 33-year-old Harvey CAMPBELL. Harvey is from a family that is a document part of the Presbyterian migration from Ireland, into South Carolina, and on to Randolph County, Illinois.


Harvey is a bit of a land speculator. He is easily traced in the land records of Perry and Randolph Counties. By the 1860’s, the Campbell family is living on their farm in the Coulterville, Illinois area.


After have two sons and two daughters, Harvey and Jane lose their oldest son.


With the start of the 1870’s, the CAMPBELL children are all in their teens and approaching the time when marriages traditionally occur. And occur they do. On 6 March 1873, Mary Agnes marries James Martin WOODSIDE. Through the 1870’s and 1880’s, the WOODSIDE family present Harvey and Jane with many grandchildren. Mary Agnes has a total of eight children. A second CAMPBELL daughter marries on 19 March 1878. Jane Minerva marries William H. JAMES who is also a Coulterville native but is living in Blue Hill, Webster County, Nebraska. The JAMES family have one child in Coulterville, and then move to William’s homestead in Blue Hill. They have two additional children while living in Blue Hill for a total of three children.


The taking of the 1880 census shows the CAMPBELL family living where you would expect to find them—Coulterville. Twenty-three year old Robert is still living at home with his aging parents. He is noted in the census as being employed as a school teacher.


Over the next few years, Harvey’s health begins to fail. He dies on 17 July 1882. His obituary mentions that he is confined to his bed for some time before he dies at 8 a.m. on the 17th. He is buried in Caledonia Cemetery. Harvey dies intestate—that is, without a will. For a man who has been so involved with legal proceedings because of land purchases, I find it interesting that he would leave his affairs in disarray. Son Robert H. CAMPBELL takes matters in hand and asks that he be granted letters of administration.


With the death of Harvey, Jane (MCKEE) CAMPBELL disappears from records along with her son Robert. I have traced both daughters and Jane isn’t with either of them. My assumption at this point is that Jane’s care is taken over by her son, and that she lives out her days with him.

From Find A Grave:

Harvey Campbell’s gravesite

Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

From Find A Grave:

John Alexander Campbell’s gravesite

Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois