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James F. Campbell
Sperry Twp.

James F. Campbell (deceased) was born in Livermore, Me., Dec. 21, 1811. He was married to M. M. Nichols, on April 22, 1846. She was born at Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 29, 1824, and came to Iowa in 1842. In 1832 Mr. Campbell came West, and located in Illinois, where he remained until 1853, when he removed to Iowa and settled on section 9, Sperry Township. The old house which Mr. Campbell and family lived in for many years was quite a curiosity, it being built of logs set up endwise, and grooves put in the edges to make them fit. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell's married life was blessed with four children - Austin R., born Aug. 12, 1849, is now married and engaged in farming in this township; Alvah R., born April 24, 1853, is married and works at the carpenter and joiner's trade in Volga City; James F., born Nov. 8, 1857, manages the farm, and Fannie M., born Sept. 11, 1860. The family are members of the Methodist church. James F. Campbell, Sr., died March 20, 1882. He was a fond and indulgent father, and a man well respected in the community in which he lived.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1091
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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