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Offline Wendy2305

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Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« on: Sunday 22 October 17 23:12 BST (UK) »
Hi I am hoping somebody can help me trace Alexander and Leah Campbell
What I do have is Alexander born abt 1810 in Forfar Angus Scotland married firstly Margaret Mitchell in 1834 Forfar
they had 2 children
James b 1835 have him in the Scottish census of 1841 and 51
Helen b 1837 m 1866 to Alexander Clark d 1917 in Forfar ( I have Helen in all the census )

Sometime between 1837 and 41 Margaret dies and in 1851 Alexander marries Leah Davidson I have the family in 1841 to 1861 census

Alexander and Leah had 3 children Duncan b 1852 Jessie b 1855 and Anne b 1857.
Leah also had 2 previous children Alexander b1843 and Agnes b 1848

What I am needing help with I have found a 1870 census for Paterson Passaic New Jersey for an Alexander Agnes and Duncan and 1880 census in Paterson for Alexander Leah and Jessie
Possible 1880 census in Paterson for Duncan, wife Annie Unknown and daughter Leah b 1878 New Jersey Duncan emigrated in 1870

Possible death for Alexander 11 Sep 1882 in Paterson and possible death for Leah 11 Jan 1894 in Paterson

I found all these on Family search is there anything I have missed that can prove these to families are the same Thanks

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 17 00:24 BST (UK) »
Later census show a connection of Duncan to sister Annie nee Campbell Kidd - There was a death of a Duncan Campbell 23 September 1918 in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.
Aged 60 years. The brother of Mrs David Kidd - (this would be sister Annie)

FIND A GRAVE

David Kidd - Burial: Laurel Grove Memorial Park  Totowa Passaic County New Jersey.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160908826&ref=acom

Duncan was boarding with Annie and David Kidd in 1910 New Street Paterson Ward 7, Passaic, New Jersey.

David Kidd   52
Annie Kidd   51 Born Scotland. Imm 1871. Married 32 years.
James Kidd   22
Alex Kidd   19
David Kidd   16
Thomas Kidd   14
Fred Neiberlein   32
Duncan Campbell 56 Born 1854 Scotland. Imm 1870. Boarder. Single. NA. Dyers Helper.

New B1 Block Paterson Ward 7, Passaic, New Jersey 1900

David Kidd   43
Annie Kidd   44 Born Scotland. Imm 1867. Married 1878.
Aggie Kidd   18
Euphemia Kidd   16
James Kidd   13
Alexander Kidd   9
David Kidd   6
Thomas Kidd   4
John Mendel   45

The  birth of Alex/Alexander Kidd 27 July 1890 - gives mother Annie Campbell and David Kidd.
On his WW1 and WW2 Drafts he is named as Alexander Campbell Kidd - probably after his grandfather.

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 October 17 00:32 BST (UK) »
thank you Sandra that certainly looks promising although I notice Duncan is marked as single but also notice in the 1900 census daughter Aggie possibly short for Agnes named after her Aunt?











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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 October 17 00:40 BST (UK) »
A possible marriage for Jessie Campbell born 1854 seems to have married William Taylor - 6 October 1881 - Paterson NJ

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZP2-6Q9

1900 New Block E1 Paterson Ward 7, Passaic, New Jersey.

William Taylor   45
Jessie Taylor   45 Born Scotland 1855. Married 1881. Imm 1870.
Jessie Taylor   18
William Taylor   15
Ida Taylor   13
George Taylor   10
Alexander Taylor 6
Agnes Taylor   3


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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 October 17 01:07 BST (UK) »
Yes they are all connected.

Leah died 11 Jan 1895, not 1894. There is a death notice for her in the newspaper. She is listed as the wife of the late Alexander Campbell.

Duncan appears to have had some issues and a temper they got him in trouble with law on numerous occasions. He assaulted his wife several times. In 1893 he threw a lighted lamp at her. His wife Annie seemed to have her issues too. In 1895 Annie was charged with adultery after Duncan & their daughter Leah entered the house and found Annie & another man in bed. Duncan didn't care but  the daughter Leah made the charge. :o

Duncan's wife Annie died in Sept. 1896. In 1898 Duncan didn't approve of the guy his daughter Leah was going with and tried to kill him and also  assaulted the guy's mother.  He was arrested.  The daughter Leah turned around and married the guy the next day. ;D

Leah 1900 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9NZ-ZVB

Then in 1899 Duncan tried to kill himself by slitting his throat. But after he had done it he changed his mind and asked them to save his life. In 1901 he was an inmate in a house and apparently lost it and started wrecking the house house and chasing other inmates with a table knife. He was hauled away.

He died 23 Sept. 1918 at his sister Mrs. David Kidd's home. (Death notice)

There are more stories about Duncan, but these are the highlights.

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 October 17 01:14 BST (UK) »
wow thank you certainly didn't expect that

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 October 17 02:59 BST (UK) »
The daughter Jessie Campbell married William B. Taylor. She died 15/16 Oct. 1921.

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Jessie Taylor -obits

The Paterson Morning Call
Tuesday Oct. 18, 1921

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The Paterson Morning Call
Wednesday Oct. 19, 1921

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The Paterson Morning Call
Monday Oct. 17, 1921

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 October 17 07:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you again that solves the question of what happened now just Agnes to find thanks again Wendy

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Re: Alexander Campbell Leah Davidson Passaic New Jersey
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 October 17 09:54 BST (UK) »
Spent a little time yesterday looking for Agnes - there was a death 19 December 1881 Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey for a single Agnes Campbell born 1841 Scotland - parents born Scotland - but the age is out  :-\

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