William Campbell letters 1825
William Campbell, the oldest son of Revolutionary War Colonel Samuel Campbell, was born around 1767 and narrowly escaped being killed at his family's home in Cherry Valley, New York, during a British attack in November 1778. Campbell served several terms in the New York State Legislature and was chief engineer for a state road survey in 1825. In his later years, he served as surveyor-general of New York. He died on October 27, 1844.