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Page: 1880 Nelson Twp., Tioga Co., PA
Note: ; "Deerfield, Nelson and Osecola Townships, Elkland and Knoxville Boroughs" has: JOHN H. CAMPBELL, son of Joseph and Ann Campbell, was born in 1836, at Nelson, where he now lives. His wife was Miss Calphurnia J. Bottom, of Farmington. He enlisted in 1864 in Company H 207th Pennsylvania volunteers, and was discharged in 1865. He has been once elected magistrate and once constable, but in both instances declined to serve. His business is general insurance, and he is a member of the firm of J. H. Campbell & Son. * * * * http://www.joycetice.com/1897/ch60d.htm Brown's 1887 History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Ch. 60 JOHN H. CAMPBELL, son of Joseph Campbell, jr., was born in Nelson township, Tioga county, January 12, 1836. he was educated in the common schools of his district, in the Wellsboro High School, and at Union Academy, and commenced his business life as a farmer in Farmington township. In August, 1864, he enlisted in Company H, Two Hundred and Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was in the battles of Fort Steadman, Dutch Gap and Petersburg. In June, 1865, he was honorably discharged at Alexandria, Virginia. On his return home he engaged as a traveling salesman for a firm in Corning, New York, but since 1867 he has followed the general insurance business at Nelson. On February 10, 1858, Mr. Campbell married Calfurnia L. Bottum, a daughter of Nathan and Betsey (Lockwood) Bottum, of Tyrone, New York, and has two children, Adelbert E., and Luella B., wife of Philip E. Young. Mr. Campbell and wife are members of the Presbyterian church of Nelson, and he is connected with the I. O. O. F. In politics, he is a Republican, and has held various local offices. * * * From Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt's Scrapbook, Undated, but 1899
1. JOHN H. CAMPBELL. Death of a Life-Long Resident of Nelson, the Result of Falling from a Tree. NELSON, Oct. 24---John H. Campbell died at his home in this place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, as the result of injuries sustained in falling from a tree about three weeks ago. He was born January 12, 1836, hence his age would have been sixty-four if he had lived until January next. He served in the Civil War under General R. C. Cox. After returning, he worked for John McIntosh, the marble dealer of Corning, N. Y., as a commercial traveler and was very successful. He then engaged in the insurance business at Nelson and continued in the same until his death. He leaves, beside his wife, California Campbell, two children---A. E. Campbell and Mrs. P. E. Young, both of Elmira. He was a brother of J. D. Campbell of Nelson, and he is also survived by four sisters---Mrs. William Hoyt, Mrs. Eleanor Bosard, Mrs. George Tubbs, and Mrs. D. H. Hughey. Mr. Campbell has always been a very energetic man. He was kind and generous and always mindful of other people's welfare, was a thorough business man, a good citizen, a genial neighbor, and we will all miss him. He was a member of the Nelson Presbyterian Church, and he took great interest in its progress.
Services will be held at the house at 1:30 and at the Presbyterian Church at 2 p. m., Wednesday, 25th, inst.
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2. My Best Friend. Editor of the [Elkland] Journal. Will you kindly grant me a little space in the JOURNAL to express a few thoughts about my dear friend, John H. Campbell who has passed to the "Border Land?" I was deeply affected upon learning of his death, for among all the true and tried friends that I hold dear in memory none was more loyal and fraternal than he. We were thrown together in early boyhood and became much attached to each other from first acquaintance. We shared our boyish sports as brothers. We gamboled on the hills and lowlands along the "Cowanesque" as boys of the same family. We fished and hunted side by side. As farmer boys we plowed and sowed and harvested together. In short, we went hand-in-hand through sunshine and shadow (mostly sunshine), and, as the years glided by the ties of friendship ripened until the period of manhood was reached. We passed our last school days together at Union Academy, in Deerfield. Our marriages were but a few months apart, both attending each other's wedding. Since our married life began we have seldom met, as I left the Cowanesque valley the same year, never to return as a resident; but through the long period of forty years we have maintained by correspond and occasional visits the most cordial and friendly relations, undimmed by time and space Knowing that he was living and well was a source of pleasure, but to hear that he is dead deeply saddens my heart. In closing I wish to say that not only John H. Campbell, but his brothers, sisters father and mother all treated me as kindly as though I was a member of the family, for which I cherish an undying affection for those still living, and the tenderest memory of those who have passed to rest. Furthermore, I may say that the numerous relatives of this family are among the dearest friends it has been my good fortune to posses and I hope to make at least one more pilgrimage to the land of my birth that I may enjoy a final cordial greeting of those remaining of the Campbells and other dear ones of the valley that endeared themselves to me through kind acts during my early life. To one and all of the bereaved friends of my departed comrade, I tender heartfelt sympathy. L. ROUNDSVILLE. West Bay City, Mich., Nov. 26, 1899. * * * Wellsboro Agitator of Nov 1, 1899, p1 has: Death of John H Campbell. Mr. John H Campbell died at his home in Nelson borough on October 23d, aged nearly 64 years. His death was due to injuries sustained in falling from a tree a few weeks ago. The deceased was a grandson of Joseph Campbell, a native of Scotland, who located in Nelson in 1810, and was a son of Joseph Campbell 2nd, a lifelong resident of Nelson township [not so - wbt]. He was educated in the local country schools, in the Wellsboro Academy and the Union Academy and became a farmer in Farmington [Twp. - wbt]. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. H, 207th Pa. Vols. [along with brother-in-law Wm Hoyt --- wbt] and remained in the service until the war closed. On his return to this county he traveled very successfully for John McIntosh, a Corning marble dealer, but for 30 years past had been engaged in the general insurance business in Nelson. Mr. Campbell married in 1858 to Miss C. L. Bottom, who bore him two children, Adelbert E. and Mrs. Luella B. Young, both of Elmira, who, along with their mother, survive him. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph D., of Nelson, and by four sisters, Mrs. William Hoyt, Mrs. Eleanor Bosard, Mrs. George Tubbs, and Mrs. D. H. Hughey. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Nelson Presbyterian Church and took great interest in its welfare. He was an esteemed Republican and had held various local offices. He belonged to the I. O O F organization. Although a thoroughgoing businessman, he was generous and genial---never unmindful of others' interests, and the community in which he was so good a citizen will miss him sorely. * * * http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~capane/CampbellJohn1836.html
Note: Munsell's 1883 History of Tioga county Pennsylvania; Biographical Index
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