Saturday, July 3, 2010

Great3: Campbell & Barcher

Pictured: front row son's Dan, Christopher Christain, parents Clara Barcher and John Campbell. back row children: Clara, Belle, Sarah, Angus (twin), Nancy, Jennie. (Not pictured: twin Edward)

John Campbell
born 1797 in Scotland c: in Came To America When 18
father unknown Campbell
•Immigration: ABT 1815 From SCOTLAND 1
•Event: Migrated ABT 1835 From Baltimore, MD to Sandusky, OH
•Event: Migrated ABT 1853 From Sandusky, OH to Fulton Co., IN
•Death: Abt 1886 in White County Illinois, age 89

Clara Barcher (Baartscheer or Bartscher)
born 1807/9 in Amsterdam, Holland
died 1886, age 77 or 79
father Christophorus “Christoffel” Baartscheer  
mother Jannetje van Haften 

Amsterdam, Holland

1. Daniel CAMPBELL
2. Angus CAMPBELL (twin)
4. Edward CAMPBELL (twin)
6. Jeanette CAMPBELL
9. Isabella CAMPBELL
10. Christopher Christain Campbell b: 20 May 1831 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Sunday in Holland

"John Campbell ... was born in Scotland in 1797, and died in White County, Ill., when nearly ninety years of age. He came to America when eighteen years of age. About two years later his parents and two brothers (Angus and Donald) and two sisters (Jeanette and Isabella) came to this country. The parents located in Pittsburg, Pa., where their deaths occurred. In Baltimore John Campbell married Clara Barcher, who was born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1809. She died in White County, Ill., at the age of seventy-seven years. After the marriage of John and Clara Campbell they removed to Sandusky County, Ohio, where they lived nineteen years, and then (1853) came to Fulton County and settled in Aubbeenaubbee township, where they lived about six years. "

Scottish Fashion and Shoes


Martin Martin in 1703 wrote "The shoes antiently wore, were a piece of the hide of a deer, cow or horse,with the hair on, being tied behind and before with a point of leather."

Captain Burt, an English engineering officer, was sent to Inverness in 1730 as a contractor and we owe much to his blunt and often ascerbic descriptions of life at that time. Here he has something to say of the Highlander's shoes:"They are often barefoot, but some I have seen shod with a kind of pumps made out of a raw cow hide with the hair turned outward. They are not only offensive to the sight, but intolerable to the smell of thosewho are near them. By the way, they cut holes in their brogues though new made, to let out the water when they have far to go, and rivers topass; this they do to prevent their feet from galling." (becoming sore). Highlandersalso wore a higher footcovering - a leather boot of untanned skin, which was laced up to just below the knee. These were called cuaran.
The beginnings of the small kilt - the one which is worn in modern times - has caused lots of arguments over the years. There are many people who like to think that something so Scottish has to be really ancient but it is generally agreed that the little kilt (Feileadh-beag - pr: feela beg ) is really quite modern having first become popular about 270 years ago.
Many writings mention the Highlanders' bonnet - Boineid (pr: bonaje) which came to be called the Tam o' Shanter. This was knitted or made of cloth and was worn tight around the brow and very loose on top with a toorie for decoration - a bobble or pompom. Bonnets were mostly blue but were also made in brown and grey. In time it became smaller and was known as the Balmoral - boinead biorach (pr: bonaje beerach) which sometimes had a diced band (checked like a chess or draughts board) and the toorie on top. The ribbons at the back were for adjusting the headband so that it fitted all head sizes. Tradition has it that in the army, Lowlanders (those Scots who live south of the Highlands) let the ribbons hang free whilst Highlanders would tie them in a bow.

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