Surnames in bio: CAMPBELL-HAZARD-SULLIVAN-LANE-
ALFRED D. CAMPBELL
He is among the oldest and best known citizens of Henry
County. He was born in Sussex Co., Del., Apr 2, 1816,
and is a son of Robert and Hannah (Hazard) Campbell,
both natives of the same state, where their whole lives
were passed. They were the parents of four sons and
three daughters who grew up. Besides the subject of
this sketch, one other member of this family is now
living, a brother, John S., who is now in his 77th
year and is a resident of Pasadena, CA. Both of his
parents died when Alfred J. was six years old, and
he went to live with older brothers and sisters. He
received such education as the schools of that day afforded, and was reared
on a farm until he was 14
years old, when he came West with an older brother,
William H., who kept a general store at Shelbyville,
IN. He was in his brother's employ for eight years,
when he began on his own account in the same town.
Two years later he began trading in the South, and
sometimes clerking, usually spending the summers in
On the breaking out of the Mexican War, Mr. Campbell
enlisted in the 3rd IN Volunteers under Capt. Sullivan,
their Colonel being the celebrated James H. Lane, of
KS border war fame. He participated in the battle of
Buena Vista, fought by Gen. Taylor against tremendous
odds, and which was one of the most brilliant victories
of that war.
On his return, he again settled in Shelby Co., IN.
Mr. Campbell was married in Sept. 1839, at Dayton, OH,
to Miss Mary Sullivan, who died in July 1848. The
fruit of this union was one child who died in infancy.
In Sept. 1849, Mr. Campbell was married to Mrs.
Prudence Lockhart, widow of Benjamin Lockhart, of
Ripley Co., IN, who died July 15, 1848. This couple
had no children.
In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Campbell emigrated to Iowa,
settling on a farm in Henry Co., on which he lived
for 20 years. In 1873 he retired from active life on
the farm and removed to his present home in Mt.
Pleasant. In early life Mr. Campbell was with the
Democratic Party, but on the breaking out of the
Rebellion he joined the ranks of the Republicans
with whom he has ever since affiliated. He is not
a member of any denomination and his wife is a member
of the Christian Church. Mr. Campbell commands the
respect of his fellowmen.
Henry County, Iowa 1888 bio.
*Please note the descrepancy in Alfred's middle initial?
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