CAMPBELL, ISAAC (ca. 1813–1843). Isaac Campbell, Republic of Texas congressman, was born about 1813. He moved to Texas in January 1836 as a single man and settled in San Augustine County, where he married Elizabeth Holman. From December 5, 1838, to January 24, 1839, he represented San Augustine County in the House of Representatives of the Third Congress of the republic and was one of the commissioners who selected the site of the city of Austin. Campbell was a royal arch Mason, a charter member in 1837 of the McFarland Lodge in San Augustine, and a representative in 1838 of the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas. He assisted in formation of the Rising Star chapter in 1841. In 1839 early Texas architect and master builder Augustus Phelps built Campbell a two-story Greek-Revival home on Main Street in San Augustine. The home was sold to Matthew Cartwright in 1847 and was still in excellent condition in 1990. Campbell lived there until his death on September 7, 1843. The probate of his estate was not filed until December 19, 1846.
George L. Crocket, Two Centuries in East Texas (Dallas: Southwest, 1932; facsimile reprod. 1962). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.McXie Whitton Martin, "CAMPBELL, ISAAC," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca34), accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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