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Friday, May 1, 2009

Margaret Campbell, Consort of Rev. D. A. Campbell

Pictured here is the grave marker of "Margaret, Consort of Rev. D. A. Campbell," located in Brandon Cemetery in Rankin County, Mississippi. Margaret was born on February 3, 1805, and she died on August 8, 1867. According to Wikipedia, the word "consort" means Apparently, the word ""a spouse or companion, often of royalty or a deity, sometimes slightly inferior in function/status."consort" was sometimes used as an alternate word for "wife," and I have seen similar inscriptions on grave stones from the 1800s in other Mississippi cemeteries.

According to the U. S. Census for Rankin County, Mississippi, recorded on November 27, 1850, Margaret Campbell was born in North Carolina and was 45 years old. She was living in a household headed by D. A. Campbell, her husband, also born in North Carolina, a 45-year old farmer. Margaret and D. A. Campbell were the parents of five children, James, age 15; Elizabeth, age 13; D. A., age 8; Mary, age 6; and Lowe, age 4. Also enumerated in the household was a 28-year old "shoemaker" named Joseph Gaines.

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