ALEXANDER B. CAMPBELL

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ALEXANDER B. CAMPBELL, late of Dayton, Armstrong county, for many years a farmer in Wayne township, was born in May, 1828, in Ireland.

Alexander Campbell, his father, was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1797, and died July 10, 1872. Two of his brothers, Mark and William Campbell, came to America with him, the former settling near Echo, in Wayne township, Armstrong county, where he reared a family, while William settled in Manor township, and there reared his family. Alexander came to America in 1836, and settled in what is now Wayne township, Armstrong county, buying 260 acres of wooded land, situated three miles west of Dayton. He cleared his land and followed farming until his death. He was one of the early members of St. Michael´┐Żs Episcopal Church and was buried in the cemetery adjoining it. He married Margaret Culbertson, born in 1793, who died Nov. 5, 1882, aged eighty-nine years, four months. They had the following children: Isabella and Martha, both of whom died unmarried; Michael, who died on the old homestead; William, who resides at Dayton; Alexander B.; Samuel, who died on the old farm; Margaret, who died unmarried; John, who died at Dayton in 1883; and Ellen, who died unmarried.

Alexander B. Campbell accompanied his parents to America. Farming became his occupation, and he bought 150 acres of land in Wayne township, on which he resided for sometime. Then, with his brother Michael, he bought another farm, of about 150 acres, which they operated until 1884, when Alexander B. Campbell retired from active life and moved to Dayton, and there his death occurred in May, 1909. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was buried in the Glade Run cemetery. He was Republican in politics and was a well known and highly respected man, but would never accept any office except that of school director. He married Nancy J. Borland, who died Aug. 4, 1894, when aged sixty years. Her father was William Borland, of Armstrong county. They had the following children: John, George and an infant daughter, all deceased; and Florence, W. Newton, Alfred L., James and Nellie. Florence, Nellie and Alfred all reside at Dayton, where they erected a fine residence in 1911. James is a telegraph operator and resides at Dayton; he married a Miss Ross. Alfred L., who was born June 20, 1871, has been engaged upon the home farm.

W. Newton Campbell was born Aug. 4, 1868, on the homestead farm in Wayne township, and was reared there, attending the public schools. In 1908, he came to Dayton and erected a comfortable residence here. He married Catherine E. Beck, a daughter of John W. Beck, of Wayne township, and they have three children: Mabel M., Mansel M. and John A. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is steward. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: Pages 858-859, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914 br> Transcribed April 2002 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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