[Mary Elizabeth Black Campbell]

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Mary E. Black Campbell, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Black and wife of John Campbell. She was born 18 December 1853 and died 4 January 1927. Her husband was a member of the Confederace and rode with Capt. Joseph Black, a friend and neighbor. The story goes that as they turned to ride away, he waved back at the tall dark-eyed girl standing by the gate. He said, “Mary Elizabeth Black, you’re the prettiest girl in the county and when I return from this awful war, I’m going to marry you!” One year after the end of the war, ... continued below

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13" x 15" Framed and Matted Photo

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Anderson County Historical Commission

Originally part of David G. Burnet's colony, the county formed in 1846 and named after Kenneth L. Anderson, Vice President of the Republic of Texas from 1844 until annexation. The Commission provides materials for the Rescuing Texas History project, including images of local citizens, businesses, and homes.

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Mary E. Black Campbell, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Black and wife of John Campbell. She was born 18 December 1853 and died 4 January 1927. Her husband was a member of the Confederace and rode with Capt. Joseph Black, a friend and neighbor. The story goes that as they turned to ride away, he waved back at the tall dark-eyed girl standing by the gate. He said, “Mary Elizabeth Black, you’re the prettiest girl in the county and when I return from this awful war, I’m going to marry you!” One year after the end of the war, they were married. They settled on a 270 acre tract of land and raised a family of 12 children: eight daughters and four sons, ten of whom are buried in the Campbell Family cemetery in Anderson County.

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13" x 15" Framed and Matted Photo

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:05 p.m.

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[Mary Elizabeth Black Campbell], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34398/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Anderson County Historical Commission.