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Louisa County Biographies (Continued)
Louisa County Genealogical Society
Prepared by Norma F. Jennings
Copyright 1997, 1998

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Campbell, John L. (p.221)

John L. Campbell was born in Louisa County on 1 May 1870.  His parents were William J. and Mary Jane (Johnson) Campbell, the father a native of Perry County, Illinois and the mother a native of Louisa Co. Mary Jane Campbell passed away on 5 December 1910. There were twelve children in this family.

On 23 January 1896, Mr. Campbell married Jennie Clara Owens, a native of Morning Sun, the daughter of John and Sarah (Foster) Owens, natives of Ohio. John Owens d. 16 August 1907.   John and Jennie Camp;bell had five children: Bessie L., b. 7 May 1897; Mary I., b. 23 March 1901; Martha E. b. 23 December 1903; Kenneth C. b. 13 December 1905; and Kermit O., b. 25 November 1909.

Campbell, William J. (p.147)

William J. Campbell was b. 18 August 1839, in Perry County, Illinois, the son of William S. and Nancy (McComb) Campbell. His father was a native of Mercer Co., Illinois and the mother of Chester Co., South Carolina. The father d. February 1878 and the mother in 1867. Willliam S. Campbell had seven children: William J.,our subject; Moses F., California; Thomas H.; Eliza m. Wesley Cowles of Calif.; Theodore and one d. in infancy.

William J. Campbell married 20 November 1862 to Mary Jane Johnson, b. Wapello Twp, Louisa Co. 10 March 1843, daughter of George and Margaret Johnson, natives of Fayette Co., Ohio. The Campbells had twelve children: Anna E.; Elmer E.; Susan J.; George W.; Maggie M. married Frank Swise of Oakville and John T., twins; Frank W. of Minnesota; Robert S., of Minnesota; Charles; James A.; Emma., married D.D. Marshall of Oakville; and Thomas W. 


Cavin, O.M. (p. 278)

O.M. Cavin was b. 25 June 1873, a son of R.H. Cavin, a blacksmith. He married in October 1904 at Washington, Iowa to Myrtle Fisher, daughter of Robert Fisher. They had four children: Alice; Mildred; Edna; and Robert. 


Chilson, Moses (p. 244)

Chilson, Moses was b. 10 January 1832 in Illinois, the son of Moses and Mary (Woodcocks) Chilson, both natives of Ohio. He came to Louisa Co. in 1856 crossing the Missisippi river on the ice March 9 with a very heavily loaded wagon. He was married in Illinois 30 November 1853 to Rebecca Stafford. They had eight children: James S.; John; B. M.; Mary; Francis M.; Anna m. J. Marsh Riggle of Henry Co., IA; Amanda; and Rebecca m. Joseph G. MIller. 


Chown, George (p. 322)

George Chown was b. 29 May 1848 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of John and Eliza (Aplin) Chown, natives of Devonshire, England, who were m. 5 July 1843, and emigrated to the U.S immediately thereafter and settled at Wheeling, moved to Muscatine Co., Ia in 1856. Mrs.Chown d. 1874. Mr. Chown 15 February 1904 in Columbus Jct.,Ia. Siblings of George Chown were: Mary m. William H. Foster of Muscatine; Louis of Nichols, Ia; William and Elizabeth m. George Breckenridge.

Geoge Chown was married 16 October 1878 to Mary Meyers, native of Muscatine Co., the daughter of Henry and Mary (Meyers) Meyers. Her father d. 17 September 1899 and her mother d. 27 June 1895.  She was one of nine children: Henry; William; Louis; Elizabeth; Jesse; Alice; Charles, Frank; and Mary.

George and Mary Chown had seven children: Ida E. b. 2 August 1879; Minnie L. b. 19 May 1882; Bessie M. b. 16 April 1885; May b. 26 September 1887 m. F. Shomberg; Wilhelmina b. 20 September 1892, d. 13 June 1893; Alice b. 6 June 1994; and Edith b. 9 May 1899. 


Church, George Isaac (p. 83)

George Isaac Church was b. 10 February 1850 in St. Joseph Co., Michigan, a son of Isaac and Sophia (Bennett) Church, the former a native of Scotland.  The father d. 1852 when the subject was two years old. Mrs. Church remarried to John C. Briggs and had five more children: Henry; John; Della; Mary; and Fred. Mr. Briggs came to Louisa Co. in 1869.

George Isaac Church married 13 December 1871 to Maggie Stone, daughter of the Elder George Stone, an elder in the Church of God. Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Church: William; Verdie; George; Anna; Robert; Charlie; Jessie; Noah; Molli; Harry; Joseph; Rema; and Louis. 


Clark, Benjamin Frank (p. 245)

Benjamin Frank Clark ws b. 6 October 1854, the son of William and Calista (Bartemus) Clark, the father a native of Indiana and the mother of Iowa. His brother was Lewis L Church. He married 13 November 1879 to Anyce Hamilton, the daughter of Jesse and Mria (Kimerer) Hamilton, early settlers of Louisa Co. Her brothers were Arnold, of Fort Madison and W.E. of Morning Sun

Mr. and Mrs. Clark had two children; Jessie Pearl m. Burt E. Lockwood and William A.