James F. Campbell
Obituary: Warren Weekly, July 24, 1884
James F. Campbell was born near New Paris, Ohio, September 18th, 1833, and died at
his home in Van Buren township, Grant county, Ind., Thursday afternoon, July 14th,
1884, aged 50 years, 9 months and 29 days.
The deceased came to Indiana in November, 1847, and was married to Rachel Heffner,
September 24, 1867. He was very highly esteemed by his neighbors, and was considered
an excellent citizen by all who knew him.
At the beginning of the Rebellion, he was among the first to answer the call of his
country, and remained in the service until the close of the war. Soon after enlisting
he was exposed to the measles which settled on his lungs. From that time on he was more
or less troubled with his lungs, and for the last four years was unable to do much work.
From the 15th of last March he was confined to the house and suffered greatly. He was
perfectly conscious to the last, and a few minutes before death took his wife and children
by the hand and bade them good-bye. He was prepared and willing to go, having made his
peace with God and joined the Christian church about three weeks ago. Funeral services
were conducted at the house by Rev. W.G. Parker, and were attended by an unusually large
number of sympathizing neighbors and friends. The remains were laid to rest in a grave
walled and cemented with brick in the Corey cemetery. Peace to his ashes.