MESSENGER, CAMPBELL - Licking County, Ohio | CAMPBELL MESSENGER - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Old Colony Burying Ground Cemetery
Licking County,

Campbell Messenger was the son of Capt. David and Hannah (Higley) Messenger. He was born in Connecticut, probably Granby, on 31 Jul 1793. David Messenger's family was one of the founding pioneer families of Granville, Ohio. Campbell came to Ohio with his parents and siblings in 1805 as settlers of the Licking Land Company.

Campbell Messenger and Charlotte Wilcox [b 22 Jul 1803, daughter of Joseph Wilcox and Mabel Carter] were married 20 Apr 1823 by Justice of the Peace Bancroft in Granville, Ohio. They had four children: Cynthia [1824]; Joseph [1825-1900]; Martha [1828] and Madison Campbell [1829-1863]. Charlotte probably died in Harrison, Licking County, Ohio where they were living at that time.

Campbell then married Lydia Benham on 16 Nov 1845 in Connecticut. He was 52 and she was 49. He apparently married her there and then brought her back to Ohio as he is living in Licking County in both the 1850 and 1860 census.

Campbell enlisted [with brothers David Jr. and Grove], and fought in the war of 1812 in Capt. Levi Rose's 3rd Ohio Infantry.

He is buried in plot #757, next to his parents. Second wife Lydia is buried in plot #426a.

Contributed on 8/22/13 by gvand
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Submitted: 8/22/13 • Approved: 8/28/13 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R165198-G0-S3

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