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Campbell, W. C.

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Campbell, W. C.
February 25, 2007 08:18PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Unknown County.

W. C. CAMPBELL is a native Indianian, his birth occurring in this county
(Orange County, Ind.), July 12, 1821, son of Samuel and S. (Carr)
Campbell). The paternal grandfather of our subject, Robert, was of that
famous stock, Scotch-Irish, and early came to Pennsylvania and later to
Kentucky, where he married, raised a large family and made for himself an
honored name. He came with his second wife to the county at the very
early date of 1816, and here he lived until his death in 1845. His son
Samuel became prominent and well respected and was one of the leading
farmers of his day. He died here in 1853, and his wife survived him until
1870. Our subject passed his boyhood without prominent event, and
selected the occupation of farming. He now resides on part of the old
homestead (Orleans Township). October 5, 1843, he married Susan Rankin,
who died April 1, 1849, leaving three children, one living, Mrs. Mary E.
Shirley. March 27, 1851, he married Mary J. Glenn, and they have one son
living, Alvin, a prominent lawyer of Crawfordsville. The second wife died
May 3, 1857. His present wife is Elizabeth Sheeks, a most estimable lady.
Mr. Campbell is a prominent Republican and he and family are

Campbell Carr Rankin Shirley Glenn Sheeks
PA Orleans-Orange-IN

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