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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Crawford County, Arkansas 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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Isaac A. Campbell, farmer and fruit grower, is the youngest of a family of five sons and three daughters of Isaac A. and Nancy C. (Blackwell) Campbell, natives of Tennessee and Virginia respectively, and born in 1818. Some time after their marriage in Tennessee they came to Washington County, Ark., about 1850, where the father passed away in 1855. The mother came to Crawford County in 1860, and here died in 1882. The father was a farmer all his life, and both himself and wife were active members in the Christian Church. Isaac Campbell, the subject of this sketch, is a native of Washington County, Ark., and was born October 21, 1852. He received but a meager common-school education, as his youth was passed upon a farm, and the educational advantages in those days were few. He attended school but ten months all told. When twelve years old he began to work for himself, taking care of his mother; in 1860 he had accompanied her to Crawford County, being then but eight years old. September 29, 1872, he married Carrol A. Young, daughter of Zachariah Young, and a native of this county, born November 9, 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have had the following seven children: George M., Lee R., Carrie, Kate, Isaac A. (deceased), Charles and Cly. Mrs. Campbell is united with the Christian Church. Mr. Campbell rented land until 1877, and then bought forty acres of his present farm, to which he has added until he now owns 220 acres, of which some 110 are under cultivation. He is an enterprising man, and his property is the result of good management and economy. Politically he is a Republican, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of P.

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This family biography is one of 222 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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