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Granville P. Campbell
July 26, 1901 - North Vernon Plain Dealer

    Granville Prather Campbell, son of Samuel and Chloe R. Campbell, born February 24, 1820. Died July 21, 1901, at 8:40 o'clock P.M., aged 81 years, 4 months 26 days. He had been sick for about one year, and confined in the house for a past nine months. During his illness no one can imagine the suffering through which he passed without complaint; but when the supreme moment came for him to pass into his just reward he only said: "I am tired; I want to go to sleep." He was born in Jennings county within three miles of his present home. He united with the Christian Church about 1852, and lived a consistant Christian life until his death. He was one of the founders of the Queensville Christian Church. In 1845 he married Jane S. Foster, who died Sept. 15, 1875.
    In 1876 he married Mrs. Martha Elliott, who died Aug. 19, 1892. Nov. 3, 1897 he married Mrs. Rebecca Comer.     His beloved wife and adopted daughter, Josie Eastman, still survive him. He also leaves three sisters to mourn his loss-Marinda Jones, aged 83, who lived with him; Jane Blacklidge, aged 73, of Cartersburg, and Emma Shreve, the youngest sister. There were eight children in the family. He had lived on the present farm since 1864, which was only a green woods at that time, but by constant toil he had brought the farm up to a high standard of cultivation. No children blessed any of his marriages; but he had reared three orphan children. Referring to his church work will say that he was a great worker in the church. having filled all of the important officers. He was also a worker in the Sunday school. One by one the old landmarks are passing away and it is hard for us to imagine the changes in the country and people in the lifetime of a man who was born in 1820 and spent his entire life in the same county, and the influence such a man must have had on the country and people in such a long lifetime. Rev. Martin, of the Christian Church of North Vernon, preached his funeral service. He was laid to rest by the side of his first wife by his last request. The community has lost a good and useful man.

February 8, 1876 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, Page 1
wife of Granville P. Campbell, who died September 14th, 1875

    It is sweet to review the memories of the dead, whose lives were devoted to truth and the good of their race; whose deaths were a pleasure to the Lord, and their graves the portal to celestial felicity. What a consolation to the bereft husband, wife, brother, or sister! What a stimulant to the Christian! What an effective appeal to the Sinner, wandering in the maze of darkness, and lost in the labyrinth of sin, is a life radiant with the light of heaven. Thus christian virtue constitutes a monument more enduring than marble, more precious than gold, more brilliant than diamond.
    Such was the life of our beloved and much lamented sister Campbell, whose character was an ornament to society, her virtues a glory to her devoted husband and heavenly incentives to her numerous friends.
    The church, the Sunday-school, the prayer meetings, were charming objects of her affections. Almost as vividly at this moment as then, do I remember the pleasing smile of approbation that would play upon her features, when she heard enunciated from the pulpit a striking truth in the refutation of error; yes, I turn and see on the right her christian husband echo in the expression of his countenance, the sentiment of her earnest soul. She meditated-she thought much-concerning the facts, conditions and promises of the Gospel.
    Many a pleasant and edifying interview has the writer had with that righteous woman. To me she was a mother in Israel. Her hospility, sociability and kindness-of these I always shared a part. Her last words to me I shall never forget. In her feeble voice she said: "Preach the Gospel, preach the word". These words, seasoned with the earnestness of death, shall ever echo through my soul, even unto the grave. In the trying hour she was rational, calm and reconciled to her happy destiny. She expressed implicit confidence in the Savior: relying on Him for her glorious triumph over the grave.
    Thus her life, as the setting sun, retired from the world of dissapointments and woes, radiant with a halo of celestial glory. Surely we may repeat: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them". So it is while they rest from labors, having passed through the trials and afflictions of life, as wel as its joys and pleasures, this exemplary life remains with us, as living epistles written in our hearts, read and known by all men. Like the pebble dropped in the smooth-surfaced ocean, long after it has disappeared, the waves remain and spread and extend their circumference until they reach the farthest shore. Likewise the influence of the Christian, long after he is gone, moves as gentle waves in the great ocean of humanity, until the farthest shores of time are sanctified with the hallowed touch. Yes,
"Sister, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the morning breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees".

September 7, 1892 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Mrs. Martha Campbell
    The death of Mrs. Martha Campbell on August 18, 1892, at her home near Queensville, removes from the community one of the most respected residents. Her death was caused by heart failure. She had been ailing but her death came unexpectedly.
    Mrs. Campbell was 62 years, 4 months and 29 days old. Her maiden name was Martha Atkinson and hse was born in Switzerland county, Indiana March 19, 1830. On March 21, 1847, she was married to Cyrus Elliott. To them five children were born-four daughters and one son-three of whom, two daughters and a son, survive her. On August 14, 1876, she was married to Mr. Granville P. Campbell and was to him a faithful and loving wife until death claimed her. Mr. Campbell is left alone at the age of 73, but his trust is in Him who knows all and can sympathize with him in his deep grief.
    Mrs. Campbell became a Christian at the age of 15 and was identified with the United Brethren in Christ. She was a faithful and devoted member so long as she was was identified with them. In 1863 under the labors of Rev. John Brazelton, she became a member of the Christian church at Queensville. Here, as elsewhere, she was ever ready for every good word and work until the Lord called her from labor to rest, from Earth's ceasless toils to Heavens's perpetual rewards. She lived a most worthy and consistent life-always loyal to the Word of God and her convictions of right. She was one of the Lords's noblest women. Her devotion, piety and industry were in every way exemplary and commendable.
    Farewell, dear sister, farewell till we meet again. Neal S. McCallum.

February 21, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Marinda Campbell
An Old Land Mark Gone
    Marinda Campbell Jones, oldest daughter of Samuel and Chloe Campbell, was born February 26, 1818; passed away to her long home February 11, 1907; at the time of her death she lacked just fifteen days of being 89 years old. She was perhaps the oldest person born in this state. She was married to James K. Jones on April 23, 1837; he died in 1852. To them were born seven children, all of them preceded her to the Better Land. She united with the M.E. Church at the age of 16 years, and kept the same faith to the end. In her declining years her greatest worry was that she could not attend church; she would frequently try to sing the good old songs of Zion. Seven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren survive her. Funeral services were held at her late home, one mile north of Queensville, Rev. Black of the North Vernon M. E. church officiating. Her remains were laid to rest in the Fish Creek cemetery.

February 1, 1888 - North Vernon Sun.
Campbell - at her home in this city, Saturday, January 28th, at 11 0'clock p.m. Mrs. Chloe R. (Prather) Campbell, wife of Samuel Campbell deceased.
    Mrs. Campbell was born in North Carolina, July 18th, 1799, and at her death was aged 88 years, 6 month and 15 days. In her death Jennings county loses one of her worthy women and early pioneers, she having been a resident since 1816. She was the mother of Granville P. and Samuel Campbell of Queensville; Mrs. Emma Shreve of this city, and Mrs. Jones of Brewersville. She has two other daughters, one residing in Seymour and the other near Indianapolis.
    The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church yesterday at 10 o'clock by Rev. Bovard, and the remains interred in the city cemetery.

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