Biography of A. McCampbell
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





A. McCAMPBELL, baker, Plain City, was horn in Union County October 1, 1840. He is a son of John and Margaret (Tate) McCampbell. His father was born in Virginia January 19, 1812, aad his mother in Warren County, Ohio, January 1, 1812. His father was the fourth child of a family of thirteen children, and was a cooper until his arrival in Union County, since which he was a farmer. His parents were married in Jerome Township, in 1835, where his father died January 4, 1878. Our subject is one of a family of nine children, eight of whom reached their majority and six became school teachers. It is said of them that they never applied for schools, but always had them proffered to them. Two of the boys served in the late rebellion, J. L., enlisted in 1862, in the Ninety sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but after ten months' service, was discharged on account of disability; he reenlisted, February 4, 1864, in Company C, Ohio Heavy Artillery, and was finally mustered out of the service in 1865. Our subject enlisted in the One Hundred and Seventy fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry for one year, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. His father during life was a strong friend of education, and was the prime mover in having the High School established at California. He was an Old Line Whig until the formation of the Republican party, after which he espoused the cause of Republicanism. He was a good Christian. and for many years an active member of the United Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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