Wednesday, February 8, 2012

History of Grundy Co pp.321, 322, 327,328

these are the actual pages of a book!

it contains biographical sketches:
J.C. Belshe ---born in Tazewell co, VA
William Collier
John Campsy
Andrew Doerr
George H Hubbell
Warren Harris

but since this folder contains Campsey information, guessing the bio we want is John.

Joohn Campsy
History of Grundy County

Son of Joseph and Mary (Campbell) Campsy, was born on the 6th of February, 1823, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and died in July, 1881, in Grundy County, Missouri. He attended the common schools of his native county until he reached the age of 15, when his parents removed to Morgan county, Ohio, where he resided until 1856. It was during his residence in Morgan county, that he met and married Miss Priscilla Nelson, on the 24th of February, 1842. She was a native of Morgan county, and born March 9 1819. From his Ohio home, he sought a location in the Northwest, and settled in Van Buren county, Iowa, in the latter part of 1856, where he followed his occupation of farming until 1871, when he became a resident of this county. Mr and Mrs Campsy became the parents of ten children, eight of whom are still living, and their names are here given:
Mary J. Born July 27 1843
Margaret born March 28 1850
John C born June 22 1851
David born December 6 1852
Jospeh D born October 11 1852
Martha born September 21 1858
Hattie E. born February 11 1861
Katie born September 20 1863.
They have all received the benefits of a good education and are highly respected by their neighbors.

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