Hello,Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Do you know in what part of the world they lived? Any more information (spouses, parents, siblings)?
Thanks so much for the additional information. My husband is from the Shenandoah Valley (although his ancestors were German and came in the early 1700s) so research there is a passion of mine. I will check around and see what I can find. It may be tomorrow (research takes time) so don't think I've forgotten about you
I've been working on your family and not finding much.
You mentioned that Cornelius died 1839 age 71 which would make him born about 1768, came to the US by 1778, and probably married by 1790/95. You also mentioned some children that you referred to as his siblings. Aren't these really his children with his first wife (unknown name) - the first 3 or 4 children - and with Martha (nee Parsons) Heaton - the last 4 or 5 children? I don't know about Abel. The marriage bond for Cornelius and Martha is dated 20 Nov 1813 and Abel was born 29 August 1813. It wouldn't be the first child born before a marriage though so either woman could be the mother.
Andrew b 1802
Rutha b 1805
John b 1808
Able b 1813
Rebecca b 1817
Joseph b 1819
Samuel Caldwell b 1822
Mary C. b 1824
Samuel Caldwell and his two wives were easier to track. There were other Campbell families in the area (Caleb, etc.). Did your great grandfather have any notes about them?
Okay, I will try to clear up some of the tidbits that great-grandfather left.
I will write more later
Yes, the Archibald Campbell who founded Bethany College was born in County Antrim Ireland in 1788 to XXXXX XXXXX and his wife Jane Corneigle. He came to the US in 1809 with his mother and siblings to join his father who had arrived in 1807. He married XXXXX XXXXX (daughter of John) in 1811 and had 8 children: 7 daughters and a son (XXXXX XXXXX Campbell). He married his second wife in 1828 and had 3 more daughters and 3 sons (Alexander, Wickliffe, and XXXXX XXXXX). XXXXX XXXXX was a huge landowner in Bethany, Virginia (now WV). Archibald Campbell died there in 1866. No relation to your Cornelius.