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Archibald Campbell Family Monument

 
 
Archibald Campbell Family Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
1. Archibald Campbell Family Monument Marker
Inscription.
    Archibald Campbell – 1730 – 12/28/1798, age 68. Born on the Isle of Man, came to Hackensack in 1765. Tavern keeper, host to General George Washington. Hackensack’s first Postmaster. Exemplary in all the duties of life, a compassionate husband, an affectionate parent, an obliging neighbor and just in all his dealings. It may truly be said he was an honest man. He lived respected and died lamented by all who knew him.
    Catherine Weif Campbell – 1740 – 9/28/1821, age 81. Born in Coleraine, Antrim County North Ireland. Married Archibald Campbell in 1760, came to Hackensack in 1768. A member of this church, noted for being a devoted Christian woman. Their children were:
      George – Born in Coleraine 1764, died 6/16/1771, age 7.
      Robert – Born in Coleraine 1766, died 7/5/1845, age 80. Arrived in Hackensack 1768. Admitted to the bar 4/9/1790. Became one of New Jersey’s most eminent layers. Gifted with the power of eloquence, he served this community well as Freeholder, County Prosecutor, State Assemblyman and Banker. He gave to the county in 1819 the land upon which the Bergen County Courthouse now stands. Never married.
      Hannah – Born in Hackensack 1769, died about 1840. Never married.
      John – Born in Hackensack
Archibald Campbell Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
2. Archibald Campbell Family Monument
The marker is seen here at the base of the oblisk marking the Campbell family grave.
2/13/1770 – died 1814, age 44. Became one of the town’s first physicians. His untimely death was sorely lamented in the community. His wife was Jane Waldron, born 6/30/1772, died 1853, age 81. Born in Manhattan, daughter of an early Dutch Colonial family. They had seven children.
      George – Born in Hackensack 6/24/1772 – died 8/11/1864, age 92. A merchant with good business ability, liberal ideas, sociable and contributor to local enterprises. His second wife was Margaret Kingsland. They had seven children.

This plaque affixed in 1986 by several descendants of Archibald and Catherine Campbell to commemorate the memory of generations past.

 
Location. 40° 52.762′ N, 74° 2.588′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Moore Street and Court Street, on the left when traveling south on Moore Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the First Reformed Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor (a few steps from this marker); The Huguenots (a few steps from this marker); Historic First Reformed Church (within shouting
Marker in the First Reformed Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
3. Marker in the First Reformed Church Cemetery
The Archibald Campbell Family Monument is seen here on the right in the cemetery of the First Reformed Church. The Bergen County Courthouse, seen in the background, was built on land donated by the Campbell family.
distance of this marker); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Richard Varick (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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