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Jacob C. CAMPBELL

Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 505 (thanks again to Deb Ham for typing this bio. You're awesome, kiddo!)


Jacob C. Campbell, New Richmond, was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1808. His parents, John B. and Elizabeth (Shipman) Campbell, were natives of New Jersey and of Scottish descent. They emigrated to Ohio, and in October, 1832, moved to Montgomery County, Indiana, and settled in Coal Creek township, bringing three boys and one girl: Jacob C., Sarah, Elisha, and William. The eldest child, Jacob, entered eighty acres of land, which he deeded to his parents. They afterward sold and moved to Schuyler County, Illinois, where he died aged seventy-four years, and she died aged eighty-three years. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jacob C. entered forty acres in Sec. 33 in 1832, which he afterward sold, and also 160 acres in Illinois. He now owns property in New Richmond. Besides farming Mr. Campbell has followed blacksmithing for many years. In 1848 he opened his shop in New Richmond, and continues to do work for the surrounding country. He has also dealt largely in bees and honey, which partly occupies his time now. He was married May 23, 1833, to Mary Ann Pryor, daughter of Nicholas and Lucinda (Wilhite) Pryor, who came from Kentucky to Fountain County, and then to Montgomery County. They died near Terre Haute. Mrs. Campbell was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, June 27, 1817. They have five children: Mary E., Sarah J., Elisha, William, and Maria; also four children deceased: Lucinda, John, Robert C. and Emily. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are Methodists. His grandfather served under Gen. Greene in the Revolution.



Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal - Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana - May 11, 1880

"Old People" -- J.C. Campbell of New Richmond is 73 years old and has resided in the county for about 50 years. He was born in Pennsylvania.






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