Jacob C Campbell


JACOB C. CAMPBELL, retired farmer, now a highly respected resident of Worthington, which borough he served as burgess for three years, was born in West Franklin township, Armstrong Co., Pa., April 24, 1848, son of Samuel and Margaret (Garver) Campbell, and a grandson of James Campbell.

James Campbell came to America from his native country, Ireland, and prior to 1800 settled in Armstrong county, Pa. He cleared and improved a tract of thirty acres on which he lived and died, and subsequently bought 200 acres of land in the same township, West Franklin, which he sold to his sons Samuel and James. The name of his wife was Hannah Claypoole, and their only children were the sons mentioned.

Samuel Campbell, son of James and father of Jacob C. Campbell, was born in 1802, in Armstrong county. He owned 107 acres of land, all of which he cleared through his own industry, and here he died in 1870, at the age of sixty-eight years. He married Margaret Garver, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Kears) Garver, the former a native of Germany and an early settler in West Franklin township, Armstrong county, Pa., where he cleared and improved a farm of over one hundred acres. To Samuel and Margaret Campbell the following children were born: James and Nancy J., both of whom are deceased; Jacob C.; Mary, who married Harvey Henry; Hannah, Isaac and Samuel, all of whom are deceased; and John.

Jacob C. Campbell attended the district schools in boyhood and then gave his attention to the management of the old homestead farm, on which he remained until 1902, when he retired to Worthington. In politics he is a Republican, and he has served seven years as a school director.

On Oct. 21, 1874, Mr. Campbell was married to Eliza Reed, a daughter of David and Mary Ann (McKee) Reed, and a granddaughter of David H. and Mary (Knight) Reed and of Thomas and Margaret (Blaine) McKee, all old pioneer residents of Sugar Creek township, Armstrong county. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have three children: Florence, who is the wife of Harry B. Husler; Edgar W., and Stella Marie.

Source: Page 793, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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