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Below is a family biography included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889. 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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Benjamin Campbell has been a prominent resident of Morgan County, Mo., for the past fifty-six years. He was born in Cumberland County., Ky., in 1803, and was a son of Benjamin and Chloe (Farris) Campbell, who were born in Virginia. The father was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and in 1836 came to Missouri, and made his home at Oak Grove. Benjamin Campbell was married in 1824 to Susanna Mobley, a native of Kentucky, and by her became the father of seven children, only one of whom is living at the present time: Nancy G., wife of James T. Graham, of Morgan County. Mr. Campbell has been a resident of five different States—Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Arkansas. He and wife have been married for sixty-five years, and for many years have been members of the Primitive Baptist Church, and earnest workers for the cause of Christianity. Mr. Campbell has always followed the occupation of farming, and in his walk through life has ever endeavored to follow the golden rule, and thereby has won the love and respect of all who know him.
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