States: Ohio: Preble
William Campbell was born in the State of Delaware, in 1793. In 1815 he married Lavina McCabe, who was born in 1795. In 1827 Mr. and Mrs. Campbell emigrated from Delaware, intending to go to Illinois. Their settlement in Gasper township was an accident. When they arrived at Eaton Mr. Campbell learned that he was in Preble, and thereupon determined to visit an old friend of his who lived two miles south of Eaton, near where the old seven mile bridge now stands. While enjoying the hospitality of his friend he was delayed by a spell of sickness, and by the time he recovered he had decided to settle in the neighborhood, and thus Preble county gained one of its most substantial citizens. He settled on the farm in section fourteen, where Jehu B. Campbell has resided ever since his father's settlement. William Campbell died in 1860, and his wife died in 1879. Five of their children lived to maturity, three of whom are still living. Jehu B., the only one living in this county, was born in Delaware in 1823, and was married in 1847 to Alzina Huffman, daughter of Armstead Huffman. She was born in Gasper township in 1827. Five of their seven children are living, viz.: Zippora, Nancy L., wife of Dr. Porter Webb; Sallie C., wife of Isaac Young; Dr. William A., married Minnie Surface, and practices in Eaton; and Thomas H. Mr. Campbell has filled all the township offices, and from 1852 to 1868 was justice of the peace. In the year 1873 he was elected
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