First Samuel Campbell Property in New York - purchased about 1760
The sources for determining the location of the original property of Samuel Campbell (b abt 1700) in Wallkill, NY (later renamed Hanover and then Montgomery) are:
1) Samuel's 1773 will (copy also at ancestry.com or familysearch.org). He bequeathed property to son Daniel...so we know it stayed in the family for awhile.
2) 1779 tax assessment for Hanover Precinct (at NYS Archives and on-line at ancestry.com in my personal tree) that shows Samuel's sons Nathan and Levi living on a farm close to the Wood, Perry, and Haines farms...believed to be the same farm because....
3) The earliest record in Ulster/Orange Counties, New York mentioning any of our Campbells is a deed from Samuel Tuthill of Morris County, New Jersey to John Perry of Wallkill, Ulster County, NY dated 4 Dec 1760. (Ulster Co., NY Deeds vol. GG, page 38) Daniel Campbell (presumed to be the son of Samuel Campbell) signed as a witness to the deed. This was a deed for 100 acres in what is now Montgomery, Orange County, NY (then Wallkill, Ulster Co.) which was a part of a grant to William Brauser (Brashier). Subsequent deeds for property adjoining John Perry's land mention in the property description that they also bordered land belonging to one "Cammel." (Benjamin Wood to Abraham Wood 2 Feb. 1784 Ulster Co. Deeds, vol. II page 26, Israel Brown to Benjamin Wood 2 Nov 1783, Ulster Co., Deeds, vol II page 23) These "Cammel" lands appears to be part of the 50 acres that Samuel Campbell left to Daniel in his will of 1773. (the deeds are in the Ulster Archives at Kingston)
4) [Authors Note: The conclusion below that the 'Benjamin Haines' property adjacent to John Perry's Farm is the Haines property on Coleman Road is incorrect. Read more here.] In the 1790 census, Benjamin Haines is listed next to John Perry, Benjamin Wood, and the Campbells. 41°32′4″N 74°11′4″W. The Haines house is still standing and is likely in the same area as the Campbell Property. It sits on Coleman Road, west of Berea Road, north of 17K. It is in the Brashier grant.
Rt 208 Property - sold in 1793
The second property of Samuel Campbell is pinpointed exactly by the 1793 deed. The original deed is at the Newburgh Historical Society. I have placed transcriptions and images in my public folders which are linked to many articles. (I just noted that this article contains a few errors (new findings since it was written) but is 99% correct. I will update it soon.) Samuel bequeathed this property to his son Samuel in 1773. It had a home with multiple rooms. He bequeathed the choice of any of the rooms to his wife, Meary (Mary?). More on this property at this link.
Neversink River Property (farmed by Joel's son Jonathan and perhaps others abt 1795 - 1805)
This property in Deerpark was (once again) not recorded and perhaps never rightfully purchased. It is in an area that would have flooded often and may have been good for grazing but not for a home or farm. I determined its location from surveys of adjoining properties done by Peter Gumaer in the 1790-1810 period. Those surveys are at the Minisink Valley Historical Society and also in the book "A Journal of the Records of Peter E. Gumaer." I also posted quite a bit about that property on the old Joel Campbell Family website. I hope to repost it here soon. A map showing the location is found at this link.