Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Merriman L. CAMPBELL


            Merriman L. CAMPBELL is a native of Botetourt county, Virginia, born April 17, 1837, and is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Campbell, both deceased. Martha A., daughter of Henry and Catherine (Tracy) Sarver both deceased was born in Giles county, Virginia, October 13, 1838. In this county, in 1858, she became the wife of Merriman L. Campbell, and they are the parents of ten children, born as follows: Catherine E., September 16, 1859; Robert H., July 31, 1861; Laura J., August 16, 1862; James W., March 28, 1866; Beulah B., March 9, 1868; Adilacy M., September 23, 1870; Claudia D., March 17, 1872; Mary E., April 17, 1875; Chester W., June 18, 1877; Nellie A., March 16, 1880. Mr. Campbell enlisted in the late war in 1862, serving in the 60th Virginia Regiment; he was a participant in the battles at Cloyds Mountain and Winchester, when he was made prisoner, and taken to Point Lookout, and there held seven months. Merriman L. Campbell settled in Lincoln county in 1872, and is now a prosperous farmer in Jefferson district, owning 75 acres of good farming land on the Left fork of Mud river. A part of the land is well improved, and has a young orchard of apple and peach trees; the remainder is heavily timbered with oak, poplar and walnut; meneral, coal and iron ore are to be found in abundance. Mr. Campbell became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1882. His post office address is Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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