William J. Campbell


WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL, was born in Springfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio a son of James and Mary Campbell received his education in the schools of the township. He married Jane Ekey, who was a daughter of James and Jane Ekey, and they reared the following children: Mary C., wife of W. P. Barnes; James, who died April 20, 1905 and was buried at East Springfield; and Jennie, who married Paxton George, of East Liverpool, O. After his marriage Mr. Campbell settled on a farm in Springfield Township where he spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring September 23, 1852. He was a Democrat and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Campbell built a fine resident on his farm in 1844 and in 1884 his son James built a large barn, which at the time of the raising required the services of 104 men. All timber used in this barn is clear of knots or wind shakes. On March 9, 1909, Mrs. Barnes bought the farm of 375 acres where she was born and reared, saying that the result of the hard labor of her father, mother and brother James should not pass into the hands of stangers.

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