Father of Joseph Patterson
David Wilson Campbell, was
born May 12, 1813, to Samuel L Campbell and Nancy Johnson, in
Georgia. He migrated to Texas in 1835, from Springfield, Kentucky.
He served in the Texas
Revolution the following year during the Texas War for
Independence. From a
wall on the San Jacinto Monument it says:
“Obeying the instructions of General Houston, the following
officers and men remained on April 21, 1836, at the camp of the
Texas Army established opposite Harrisburg.
There the sick were attended by their comrades who also
guarded the baggage and acted as rear guard of the main army.”
Campbell, David W., was among the names listed.
He was issued a headright certificate for three-fourths of a
league and one labor of land by the Robertson County Board on
September 6, 1838. This land was surveyed in Navarro County in 1845.
This is how his Land Grant
The State of Texas
David W, Campbell
Character of Instrument:
Patent No 399, Vol. 4
Nov. 5, 1845 Filed
Feb. 5, 1856
Recorded Vol. K, Page 74 Deed
Records, Navarro, County.
In the name of the Republic
of Texas, To all to whom these present shall come Know Ye:
I, Anson Jones, President of the Republic of aforesaid by
virtue of the powers vested in me by law in accordance with the
Statutes of said Republic in such case made and provided by these
present, Grant to David W. Campbell, his heirs or assigns forever,
Sixteen Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Six hundred and
twenty Eight Square Varas (2,668 acres) of land.
Hereby relinquishing to him the said David W. Campbell and
his heirs or assigns forever all the rights and title in and to said
land heretofore held and possessed by the Government of said
Republic and I do hereby issue this letter for the same.
In Testimony whereof I have caused the Great seal of the
General Land Office.
Done at the City of Austin of the fifth day of November One
Thousand Eight Hundred and forty five and the year of Independence
of said Republic the Tenth.
Anson Jones President
Wm. H. Ward, Commissioner
On July 2, 1838, he married
Rosetta Jones in Calvert, Milan Co., Texas.
She was born in the year of 1822, in Edgar County, Ill.
Her father was Joseph P Jones, who was one of the surveyors
killed at Battle Creek on Oct. 6, 1938, near Dawson, Texas.
He is buried their with the rest of the men who were killed
by the Indians. Her
mother was Sarah (Sally) Brimberry.
Sally Jones, resided on the Milam County land grant that they
received when they moved there, until her death on Sept. 12, 1861.
She is buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, in Jones
Prairie. Jones Prairie is name after Joseph P. Jones.
David and Rosetta had one
son. He was born on
August 29, 1839, in Robertson, Co., TX.
Rosetta Died three days later on Sept. 1, 1939.
She is buried in Robertson, County.
They named their son Joseph Patterson Campbell.
He married again on Feb. 7,
1841, in Victoria Co., Texas. Her
name is Dana Maria Frances Cyrus, but went by Ann M., or at least
that is how she is listed on the census.
She had a daughter when the married and her name was Margaret
A. Cyrus. She was a
little over 4 years older than Joseph.
They had four children together.
David W. Campbell had a
"warm affection and good will toward the Methodist Church"
and for that reason he gave ten acres of land to the Harmony
Methodist Church. His sentiments were expressed in these words:
"to be used for the benefit and enjoyment of said Church."
About three and one-half acres of this plot were dedicated as a
grave yard and known as the Campbell Cemetery.
David died April 18, 1879, in
Navarro County and is buried in the