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James H. Campbell

JAMES H. CAMPBELL, M. D., (deceased) was a leader in the society and every good work, and came of the pioneer family of John and Sarah Campbell. He was born in Maury County, Tenn., February 7, 1820, and spent his earliest days on a farm. His early education was liberal, and when young in years began the study of medicine, and graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine, and as early as 1843 located at Campbellsville, Giles Co., Tenn., and began practicing his profession. He was twice married the first time in 1843, to Sarah M. Hunt, who died in 1863 leaving three children: John E., Mary E. and Anna M. Two years after his first wife's death the Doctor wedded Mary S. Alexander, born in Giles County, in 1842, and his widow and the following six children survive him: Alexander, Clarence, Colon, Sallie, Reece and Lillie. He was a Democrat and Mason, and a leading member of the Christian Church. He was an honest and respected citizen, and in his death the county lost one of its truest and best men. His death occurred in 1884.His widow yet resides on the homestead at Campbellsville. She is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a daughter of D. A. and Saphronia Alexander, born in Tennessee in 1811 and 1817, and died in 1882 and 1851, respectively.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County