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    JOHN M. McCAMPBELL, proprietor of boarding-house, Troy; born in Staunton Township Nov. 21, 1809; is the son of William M. McCampbell, who was born in Rockbridge Co., W. Va., in 1772; his mother, Elizabeth Orbison, was born in the same State, and was several years her husband's junior; they were married about 1806, and immediately afterward settled in the county in which they lived till their death, he dying Feb. 27, 1847, and she in 1821; they were the parents of eight children, three living; his father's second marriage was celebrated with Judith Luce, nee Gerard, who bore him four children, one living; she died in 1868. When 17 years of age, our subject came to Troy, and, with James Hanna, learned the tanner and currier's trade, then took a trip through the Western States; in 1834, he purchased his first employer's business, which he carried on till 1868, when he sold out and purchased where he now resides. May 29, 1836, he was married to Lucinda Fuller, who bore him two children -- Mary H. and Edward N., the latter deceased, aged 25 years; the former was married to Charles C. Newall (deceased), by whom she had one child, viz., Edward N.; Mrs. McCampbell's parents, Obadiah and Lucy Fuller, were natives of Virginia, and afterward residents of New Carlisle, Clark Co., Ohio, where both died of cholera Sept. 6, 1834, and almost in the same hour, the father aged 64 years, the mother 45; they were parents of seven children, six of whom were living at their parents' death, feeling the double affliction with great severity. Mrs. McCampbell was born in Clark Co. in 1820; they are members of the Presbyterian Church, with which he has been connected since 1827; she was formerly of the Baptist Church, but joined the Presbyterians in 1865; both take an interest in their church and a pleasure in rearing high their Christian standard; their deceased son was an exemplary young man, and a member of the Presbyterian Church; he left a young wife to mourn his untimely death.

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