James Campbell

First Known Service1727/08/05CSORN
Last Known Service1778/03CSORN
Date of Death1778/03W027
Cause of DeathShipwreckCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1776/06/141776/12/20Enterprize, as Commanding OfficerW027
1776/12/201777/02Enterprise (8), as Commanding OfficerW027
1777/021777Enterprise, as Commanding OfficerW027
1777/08/051778/03Sturdy Beggar (14), as Commanding OfficerW027


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
W027 American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site

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Posted by Mike Taimi on Wednesday 15th of February 2017 20:19

I have records that sort the James Campbell who died in 1778 from the one who died in Alexandria in 1821. I will be glad to share. Mike Taimi

Posted by Ann Jenkins on Monday 23rd of February 2015 20:37

A family member did extensive research and gave my mother-in-law a genealogy and history of her ancestor Captain James Campbell, who is buried at Trinity Methodist Church in Alexandria,Va (gravestone says Captain James Campbell)
.I copied this info since I cant send link:
Birth: 1745, Scotland
Death: Mar. 18, 1821

Born near Dumfries, Scotland, Captain James Campbell came to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, probably about 1772/73.

Historical records cited in the research of Elizabeth Campbell Thompson show that he served as Captain of the "Enterprize" during the Revolution, afterward settling in Alexandria, Virginia. His home, with 2nd wife Kitty, was on Cameron Street at #313. Record of his time as Captain of the Enterprize can be seen at:(link to ship)
However, I found a book that claims he was killed in a shipwreck
Captain James Campbell: A chronicle of the activities of the first Maryland privateer captain commissioned by the continental congress during the American Revolution
if this is so, any idea of who our ancestor is?

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