George S. Campbell
GEORGE S. CAMPBELL was born in Missouri township, Brown county, Illinois, April 12, 1857. His father, William O. F. Campbell, was born in Logan county, Kentucky, in 1815, and his father, Owen Campbell, was a native of Orange county, North Carolina, while his father, John Campbell, came from Ireland to America in Colonial times, and served in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather of our subject went to Kentucky with his parents when quite young. He was married to Mary, the daughter of William Clark. a native of North Carolina, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Owen Campbell, resided in Logan county until his death, during the war of 1812. He greatly opposed England and was killed during a dispute relating to the great measures which were then attracting the attention of everyone. He left a farm of sixty-two acres. The father of our subject resided in Kentucky until 1835, when he emigrated to Illinois, and settled on that part of Schuyler county now included in Brown county. He had a tract of land in what is now Missouri township, but at that time they were included in Schuyler county. Here he resided until his death in 1891. His wife, whose maiden name was Caroline Stubblefield, was born in Kentucky, in 1819, and died in 1870. He was a firm member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but after coming to Illinois he united with the Christian Church, and served as an Elder seven years; and also preached. He was a great bible student, and a Democrat in politics. He also served as Justice of the Peace for seven years.
George S. Campbell was educated at the Mt. Sterling schools. He lived with his father until 1872. At that time he began to learn the printer's trade in the office of the Gazette of Mt. Sterling, and this has been his business ever since. He has worked at his trade in different places, and in 1878 purchased the Examiner, a weekly paper devoted to the interests of the people in general, and the Democratic party in particular.
He was married, in 1886, to Miss Alta M. Larkin, born in Brown county, daughter of John and Mary Larkin. They have had two children, Earl and Elsie. Mr. Campbell is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of Jephtha Lodge, No. 100, I. O. O. F., and also the Encampment of the I. O. O. F., the I. O. M. A. and Modern Woodmen.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, pages 220-221.
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