This week, more data came to light that supports the New Jersey origins of this line of Campbells.
On August 3, 1758, Benjamin Campbell and his sons Moses and Aaron, were baptized in the Newark Mountain Society (see p. 80 of my book www.bit.ly/JoelCampbellBook). The relationship of Benjamin to Joel has never been proven exactly, although the geographically proximity to other known relatives of Joel made a relationship to Benjamin very likely.
In December of 2016, a known paternal descendant of Benjamin submitted a Y-DNA test. His results match the Y-DNA of known descendants of Joel. This eliminates any doubt that the two lines share a very recent common ancestor. It is also one more piece of evidence that the Samuel Campbell line (Joel's line) that lived in Ulster, New York in the 1760-1800 period, originated in New Jersey, NOT Boston.
Here is the likely relationship tree that connects the line of Benjamin with the line of Joel. (The relationship of Benjamin to John (brother of Samuel) is only a hypothesis as I do not have the documentary proof. If you have it, please share.) Thanks to David James Campbell, my 8th cousin 1x removed, for letting me share this with you!
8th cousin 1x removed
father of David James Campbell
father of Marshall Sutphen Campbell Jr
father of Marshall Sutphen Campbell
father of George Whitfield Campbell
father of Richard Cleveland Campbell
father of William Culver Campbell
father of Ezekiel Campbell
father of Moses Campbell
father of Benjamin Campbell
father of John Campbell
son of Robert Campbell
son of Samuel Campbell
son of Joel Campbell
son of Jonathan Campbell
son of Benoni Campbell
son of Joseph Hyrum Campbell
son of Hopkin Benoni Campbell
son of Hopkin Benoni, Jr. Campbell
son of J Allan Campbell