James Campbell1

ID # 195, (1835-)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     James Campbell was born in 1835 at Lancaster, Canada East.1 He married Melissa Vrooman, daughter of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, on 27 July 1859 at Probably Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario. (notes: Brant County Marriage Register:

James Campbell, 24, Montreal, Lancaster CE, s/o Arthur, married 27 July 1859 Melissa Vrooman, 22, S. Dumfries, d/o Admiral Nelson and Rachel Vrooman).1
We have little information about James Campbell and less about his wife Melissa once they married. Where they spent their married life is unknown. At the time of their marriage in 1859, James stated that he had been born in Lancaster, Canada East, and was resident in Montreal. He also gave his father's name as Arthur. In 1861, he was able to attend in Harrisburg during the illness of Joseph Unger, Melissa's brother-in-law, and witnessed his will. With the publishing of the 1851 census online by Canada Archives and it's indexing by Ancestry, we find a James Campbell, age 18, son of Arthur and Mary Campbell, in Charlottenburgh Township in Glengarry County. This is likely near the Village ofLancaster, which sits on the border of Charlottenburgh and Lancaster Townships. Much of the 1851 census has not survived and we are on uncertain ground, but it would appear that this is James who married Melissa Vrooman. Of course, we have some information about their daughter Ida. We do not know if they had other children.1

Last Edited=27 Jan 2010

Child of James Campbell and Melissa Vrooman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.