THE BAKE AND CATHERINE (MELLINGER) CAMPBELL FAMILY


photographed 1997Ba
Transcriptions of Gravestones at "Small Campbell Burial Site" -left to right

Bake Campbell
Died Aug 24, 1843
aged 33yrs 7ms & 4d
Catherine Campbell nee Mellinger
wife of Wm. R. Danforth
Born Oct 7, 1812
Died Aug 16, 1902
age 89y 10m 9d
Abraham son of B&C Campbell
 __________1839
aged 4yr 7m 9d

Bake CAMPBELL was born 20 Jan 1810 in Butler Co., Ohio1. He was the son of Albert an Rebecca (BAKE) CAMPBELL. He came to Fountain County, Indiana in the 1820s with his parents. He purchased a farm on 9 Jan 1832 in the NW 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Rg 7 Sec 34 twp 20 in Fountain Co which was just north of what would become Campbell Chapel Cemetery2.

On 3 Apr 1834 he married Catherine MELLINGER in Fountain Co., Ind.3 She was born 7 Oct 1812 in Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Abraham and Barbara/Barbary MELLINGER. Four children were born to this couple, one dying as a small child. On 24 Aug 1843, Bake Campbell died. He was buried on his farm. As part of the probate of his estate, his children were placed under the guardianship of Joseph Glascock. His property was to be divided between his three surviving children4.

Catherine then married William Rufus DANFORTH on 10 Aug 1845 in Fountain Co.5 She had four more children by this marriage. William died 5 Jan 1861 or 1869 (gravestone hard to read and broken) and was buried near her first husband. Catherine did not remarry. She stayed with her daughter Frances Catherine (DANFORTH) NINE until her death on 16 Aug 1902. She was buried by her two husbands.

CHILDREN OF BAKE AND CATHERINE (MELLINGER) CAMPBELL:
 

  1. Abraham Campbell b. 18 May 1835; d. 27 Dec 1839
  2. John M. Campbell b. 31 Jul 1837 Fountain Co, Ind; d. 3 Mar 1899 Fountain Co, Ind; married Mary F. Foxworthy on 15 Mar 1862 in Fountain Co, Ind.
  3. Mary Campbell b. 17 Sep 1839 Fountain Co, Ind; d. 20 Feb 1912 Montgomery Co, Ind; married William Smith Taylor 11 Mar 1863 in Fountain Co, Ind
  4. Albert Campbell b. 20 May 1842 Fountain Co, Ind; d. 20 Oct 1908 Fountain Co, Ind; married Elizabeth Burgner 9 Mar 1869 in Fountain Co, Ind.
PICTURE OF CATHERINE (MELLINGER) CAMPBELL DANFORTH

NOTES:

1. Bake Campbell tombstone, Campbell Small Burial Site, Fountain County, Indiana. Birthdate calculated from gravestone (family record has 28 Jan 1810 as birthdate)

2. Early Assessor's Map of Fountain County, Indiana which identified owners by section, supplied by Crawfordsville Public Library, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana

3. Fountain County Marriage Bk 3 pg 162, County Clerk's Office, Covington, Indiana

4. Bake Campbell probate, Fountain County, Indiana, Probate (Intestate record) beginning 1843, County Clerk's Office, Covington, Indiana

5. Fountain County Marriage Bk 10 pg 129, County Clerk's Office, Covington, Indiana

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