Title: Willard Bixby, Genalogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bixby, A 1914
Page: 1850 Elkland Twp., Tioga Co., PA
Page: 1971 reading
Page: 2007 reading
Note: http://www.joycetice.com/1897/ch60d.htm Brown's 1897 History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania JOSEPH D. CAMPBELL was born in Nelson, Tioga county, December 29, 1839, and is the youngest son of Joseph Campbell, Jr. He was educated in the public schools and Union Academy, and remained working on the old homestead farm until 1866. For the succeeding five years he was in the mercantile business at Nelson. From 1871 to 1876, he was in partnership with his brother, John H., in the general insurance business, but since the latter year he has been a member of the firm of J. Bottom & Company, of Nelson, wholesale and retail dealers in coal, grain, pressed hay, etc. From 1879 to 1881, this firm had a large commission house in New York City, and from 1880 to 1883 were the proprietors of a wholesale grain and feed store at Elkland, Tioga county. They were afterwards proprietors of a general flour and feed store at Harrison Valley, Potter county, where in 1883, they erected a building suitable for carrying on that business. This firm took an active part in securing the right of way for, and building the Cowanesque branch of the Fall Brook railroad, of which Mr. Campbell has been station agent at Nelson since 1879. He was married December 2, 1862, to Dolly Bottom, a daughter of Charles and Phoebe (Pierce) Bottom, to which union have been born three children, viz: Grace, wife of G. W. Buck, of Elmira; Myra and Phoebe, the last two of whom are dead. Politically, Mr. Campbell is a Republican, and in religious faith, an adherent of the Presbyterian church. He is a charter member of Nelson Lodge, I. O. O. F., has held most of the offices in nelson borough, including justice of the peace for ten years, and has served two terms as burgess. He is a gentleman of commendable enterprise and public spirit, and has done his full share towards promoting the best interests of the Cowanesque valley. * * * NELSON FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED Attendance at Obsequies of J. D. Campbell Testified of the Esteem of Deceased. NELSON, Pa., April ---The funeral of the late J. D. Campbell as held from the Presbyterian church on Thursday. Rev. Coleclough had charge of the service assisted by Rev. Jenkins and Rev. Goodrich. Two beautiful solos were sung by J. Harry Campbell of Elmira: "Abide with Me," and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," and a duet "O. Morning Land," by J. Harry Campbell and P. E. Young. The bearers were nephews of the deceased: T. C. Campbell, A. E. Campbell, M. B. Seely, C. H. Congdon, J. M. Parks and Spencer Pratt. Beautiful flowers filled the church. Friends and relatives were present from New York City, Elmira, Mansfield, Sugar Hill, Wellsboro and all along the Cowanesque Valley. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and one daughter, Mrs. G. W. Buck, four grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Bosard, Mrs. Phoebe Hoyt and Mrs. George Tubbs. Mr. Campbell was 69 years of age and, had always been a successful business man, and very active in anything concerning the welfare of Nelson and will be greatly missed. * * * See his mini-bio at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~capane/CampbellJoseph1839.html
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