James B. Campbell

                 Goodspeed 1889


James B. Campbell is one of the well-to-do agriculturists of Washington
County, Ark., and is a native of Middle Tennessee, born in Bedford County
May 15, 1835. His father, Berry Campbell, was born in Kentucky, but was
married in Tennessee to Mary E. Butler, who was also born in Kentucky. His
death occurred previous to the birth of his son, James B. His widow
continued to reside in Tennessee until 1848, when she came to Arkansas,
locating first in Pike County and afterward in Washington County, where she
died in 1878. James B. Campbell made his home with his mother until her
death. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army, in the Sixteenth
Arkansas Infantry, and served until the close of the war, being a
participant in the battles of Pea Ridge, Corinth, Iuka, Port Hudson, Mark's
Mill and Saline River. In the winter of 1859 Mr. Campbell was married to
Miss Hannah Buchanan, a daughter of Leander Buchanan, one of the early
settlers of Washington County, and their union has resulted in the birth
of six children: James E., William R., Wiley B., Mary E., John and Claude.
In 1874 Mr. Campbell located on his present farm of 207 1/2 acres, and is
considered one of the prosperous farmers of the county. He has a pleasant
and comfortable home, and has a nice orchard of two acres of select and
grafted fruits.

History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and
Sebastian Counties, Arkansas, The Goodspeed Publishing Company: Chicago,
1889, page 921-922.

Update 03.19.01              David Kelley 1999                 BIO-0124.HTM