Biography - George Campbell

George C. CAMPBELL, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, was born in Perry County, Mo., August 13, 1824, to Samuel and Margaret (COWAN) CAMPBELL, he born in North Carolina, in Lincoln County, June 17, 1793, was a tanner by trade, but in 1819 emigrated to Missouri, and engaged in farming up to the time of his death, which occurred October 1, 1864. His wife, Margaret, was also a native of North Carolina, born in Rowan County May 25, 1795, and is still living in Kansas, and is the mother of nine children, of whom George, our subject, was the third child; received his education in the common schools of Missouri. He remained upon the homestead until he was twenty-four years of age, and entered upon his career in life as a farmer, in Perry County, Mo. In March, 1864, he removed to Montgomery County, and purchased 100 acres of land, which he disposed of five years later, and removed to his present place of residence, where he has about one hundred and twenty acres of choice farm land under cultivation. He was married in Missouri, October 31, 1849, to Miss Mary E. SMITH, who was born in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., February 9, 1825. They have four living children, viz., Margaret J., Catharine E., Lamirah, Amanda M. and two infants deceased. Mrs. CAMPBELL is a daughter of Matthew and Margaret (WALLACE) SMITH, natives of North Carolina, both deceased. Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. CAMPBELL are connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically, Mr. C. was formerly a Republican, but now considers himself independent. Entered the service during the rebellion with Capt. A. C. BISHOP, in Company H, of the Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; remained in service about one year, and was in the engagement at Mobile.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 292-293.

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