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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Knox County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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James Campbell, one of the representative citizens of Knox County, is a native of Henry County, Ky., born April 20, 1837. He is a son of John and Annie (Scott) Campbell. The father was a native of the same county and State, and died at the age of forty-five, in 1849. He came to Marion County, Mo., in 1845, but returned to Kentucky to settle his business, and died there. The mother was also born in Henry County, Ky., and died in Nevada City, Vernon Co., Mo., in 1883, aged seventy-four years, lacking two months and one day. These parents were industrious, honest, respectable, law-abiding and God-fearing people, and reared their children to follow in their footsteps. They died honored and respected by all who knew them. Our subject is the fourth of seven children (five now living) born to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, and received his education at the schools of Marion County. His father died when James was quite young, but he lived with his mother until he was twenty-five years of age, and then married Rebecca L. Anderson, daughter of Andrew Anderson, of Lewis County, Mo. This lady was born in the last named county in 1840, and to her union with our subject five children were born, of whom there are living Walton L., Marion E. and Annie Lizzie. After his marriage Mr. Campbell moved upon the farm where he now lives, which he proceeded to improve, and he now owns 700 acres of some of the best land in Knox County, which is the result of his labor and good management, as he started in life a poor man. A great portion of his success, however, is due to the valuable assistance rendered him by his faithful wife. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are members of the Christian Church, and the former is a Democrat in politics.

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This family biography is one of 204 biographies included in the Knox County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri published in 1887.  For the complete description, click here: Knox County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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