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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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Thomas Campbell, a resident of Liberty Township, Knox Co., Mo., was born in Brown County, Ohio, January 27, 1853, and is a son of James and Margaret (Call) Campbell, natives, respectively, of Ireland and. Pennsylvania. Thomas spent his youth in his native State, and in 1878 came to Missouri, and has since managed a large farm belonging to his family, located one mile northeast of Edina, on the Millport road. This farm consists of 532 acres. Mr. Campbell’s main occupation is that of farming and stock raising, the latter being a specialty. He has also conducted a dairy successfully for the last two years, and supplies the town trade. In October, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Lulu Mathews, of this county, and to this union three children have been born, only one— Mary Elsie —now living. In politics Mr. Campbell is a Democrat. He is a member of the K. of H. and the A. O. U. W., and himself and wife are Catholics.

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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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