William Campbell letters  1825
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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.