This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.
This column's focus is on CAMPBELL. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Campbell family. They are Joseph Campbell's Genealogical Account of the Ancestors of Joseph Andrew Kelly Campbell and Elizabeth Edith Deal (His Wife), Sue Campbell's Family History of John Campbell 1730-1810 and His Sister Jane 1736-1821, Chester, Pa. and Mifflin Co., Pa., and Hallock Sherrard's The Campbells of Kishacoquillas. Historical Sketch and Genealogical Records of the Robert Campbell Family, and the John Campbell Family.
There are 48 different first-name entries for Campbell in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).
And, now, your ancestors' CAMPBELL neighbors in 1890:
In BELLEFONTE Borough:
Frank, 35, carpenter--112 W. Lamb Enniss Oliver C. 15 Maud E. Edward A. 12 Sabra Arthur 7 Esther Russell 2 Margaret--115 S. Allegheny
In BENNER Township:Alexander, 50, laborer--Bellefonte Lydia Franklin M. 23 Bertha M. Orris H. 11 Edna T. Martha N.
In BOGGS Township:Elijah H., 39, laborer--Milesburg Lavina E. Esther F. Mary M. Lloyd, 34, laborer--Milesburg Ellen Arrie B. Clara Harry 7 S.W., 28, roller--Milesburg Ada E. H.J. 6 Florence I.
In COLLEGE Township:Samuel, 49--Lemont Margaret Leah Robert 12
In FERGUSON Township:George B., 46, farmer--Fairbrook Annie M. Bertha M. Agnes P. Isaac O. 9 Henry C., 48, farmer--Fairbrook Jane A. John B. 22 J. Milo 21 Nannie M. Mary A. Harry C. 15 Maggie W. Robert P. 9 Esther N. Hettie A.--Rock Springs Susanna F.
In HARRIS Township:Elmer J., 39, farmer--Linden Hall Nettie George W. 71 Eliza David 41 Nancy
In HUSTON Township:George, 33, laborer--Julian Mattie Nannie John 77
In LIBERTY Township:Bertha--Blanchard Richard, 65--Blanchard Francis M. John E. 20
In MILESBURG Borough:Anna E. Catharine S. Hiram J. 22 George W., 39, agent Sarah F. Ida E. Charles E. 10 Verna V. George M. 6 Malon M. 4 William R., 42, forgeman Maria A. Estella B. James W. 14 Willard F. 11 Thomas C. 8 Mary E.
In MILLHEIM Borough:Elisha C., 58, farmer Sarah J. Samuel M. 30 Kate E.
In PENN Township:Andrew J., 43, grain dealer--Coburn Sarah E. Eddie R. 11 Mabel F. Malcolm P. 7 Charles A. 4
In PHILIPSBURG Borough:Charles A., 28, restaurant keeper--2nd St. Emma M. Frank C., 36, moulder--Maple St. Matilda Helen E. Harry M. 9 Paul F. 7 Ethel
In POTTER Township:John T., 44, laborer--Potters Mills Beulah William B. 18 Amos A. 6
In RUSH Township:Sophia E.--Philipsburg