John F. Campbell, a farmer of Wayne Township, was born March 22, 1843, being the sixth of nine children, born to James and Lucy Campbell. Our subject was born in Grant County, and removed with his parents to Huntington County when he was but six months old. He was reared as a farmer boy, and remained with his parents until the war broke out, when he entered the service in the Thirty-Fourth Indiana Volunteers, Company G. He remained in the army four years and eight months, when he returned home and began attending school at Roanoke, Ind. In 1869, he was married to Mary Trowbridge, of Huntington County, and after marriage began farming on Section 22. He remained on Section 22 about fourteen years, when he sold his farm and bought what was known as the Campbell farm, Sections 23 and 26, where he remains to the present day. He is a Prohibition in politics, and belongs to the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Campbell seven children have been born: William, Alvin, Lua, Emma, Ella, John and Arthur. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are good people, and well respected by the community.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Wayne Township, p. 877/8.