James A. Campbell (112)

According to the Donnelly/Campbell/Chinnis/Johnson Family Bible, James A. Campbell was born July 27, 1853, in St. James Goose Creek, the son of Thomas Edward and Mary Elizabeth Donnelly Campbell. The 1860 census shows him living in Goose Creek with his parents and siblings: Benjamin Campbell, John Campbell, Elizabeth Jane Campbell, William Benjamin Campbell, Edward H. Campbell, Mary Teresa Campbell, George Campbell, Richard Campbell and Mary Ann Campbell.   

James continued to live in the parish and is listed in the 1880 census working as a millhand. The 1888 Charleston City Directory shows him living with his brothers, William and John, at 36 Calhoun Street. They were all drivers for “City Ry” (City of Charleston Trolley) and James continued to do so until his death on July 5, 1890, at the young age of 37. His death certificate lists "gastritis" as his cause of death.

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