Compiled by: Sharon Milich Kouns
Last update: February 1, 1998
(320) Duncan Campbell was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, and married 1612, (321) Mary McCoy.
Notes for Duncan Campbell:
from: History of Adams Co., OH by Evans & Stivers.
Duncan and wife moved to Londonderry, Ireland in 1612.
317*John Campbell b. 1674
(317) John Campbell, son of Duncan and Mary (McCoy) Campbell, was born 1674 in Londonberry, Ireland, and married 1655, (318) Grizzal/Grace Hays, daughter of Patrick Hay.
314*Robert Campbell b. 1655
324 Patrick Campbell
(314) Robert Campbell, son of John and Grizzal/Grace (Hays) Campbell, was born 1655, and married spouse unknown.
Notes for Robert Campbell:
Emigrated to Virginia in 1669 and settled in Orange county.
315 John Campbell
316 Hugh Campbell
303*Charles Campbell b. 1704 d. 1778
(303) Charles Campbell, son of Robert Campbell, was born 1704 and married 1739, (304) Mary Trotter. Charles died 1778.
305 son Campbell
306 son Campbell
307 son Campbell
308 son Campbell
309 son Campbell
310 son Campbell
311 Daughter Campbell
312 Daughter Campbell
88*William Campbell b. 1754 d. 1822
(313) Margaret Campbell, daughter of Charles and Mary (Trotter) Campbell, married (575) Arthur Campbell, Col. who was born 3 Nov 1754 in Augusta Co., VA. Arthur, Col., died 8 Aug 1811 in Middlesboro, Knox/Bell Co., KY.
Notes for Arthur Campbell, Col.:
Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky – CAMPBELL, ARTHUR OF KNOX COUNTY – The famous Campbell family of the Scottish Highland was founded by Cailean Mor (“Colin the Great”) who lived at Argyll nar the close of the thirteenth century. The name Campbell like Cameron, is derived from a nickname: “Caimbeul” meaning “Twisted mouth”. The original form -Caimbeul- is from the Gaelic cam (“wry,twisted”) and beul (“mouth”), supposedly an allusion to the personal appearance of an ancestor of the family. The principal Campbells of the Highlands came from the House of Argyll and from the Campbells of Breadalbane, Cawdor and Loudoun.
Colonel Arthur Campbell was one of the most distinguished pioneers of the Southeastern Kentucky. He was of Scottish extraction and was born in Augusta County, Virginia, November 3, 1754, old style, and died at site of present Middlesboro, then Knox, now Bell County, August 8, 1811. He was a man of importance and very influential in the early affairs of Southwestern Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky. He represented Fincastle County in the first constitutional convention of Virginia in 1776; was one of the first justices of the peace of Washington County, and of Fincastle County, 1773; was county lieutenant of Washington County; and was a lieutenant colonel of the (Washington County), Virginia militia. (1)
Colonel Campbell married his cousin, Margaret Campbell, daughter of Charles and sister to General William Campbell. In 1766 with his wife, he settled at Royal Oak, a mile east of present Marion, Smyth County, Virginia. Subsequently he settled on his plantation on Yellow Creek, site of present Middlesboro, Kentucky. He had acquired a very large estate of lands in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky, negro slaves and other personal property at date of death, which was bequeathed to his widow and their children by will which was proved in the Knox (Kentucky) County Court in 1811.
(Listed 11 of the 12 children)
When Middlesboro first attracted the attention of the business people and was being developed, the grave of Colonel Arthur Campbell was discovered in an out-of-the-way place. The remains were removed by his Tennessee relatives and the grave newly marked. The grave was marked by an iron slab bearing the inscription:
“Sacred to the memory of Colonel Arthur Campbell, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia, November 3, 1754, old style, and after a well-spent life, as his last moments did and well could approve, of sixty-seven years, eight months and twenty-five days, ere a constitution preserved by rigid temperance and otherwise moral and healthy, could but with reluctance consent. (4) The lamp was blown out by the devouring effects of a cancer on the eighth day of August, 1811, leaving a widow, six sons and six daughters to mourn his loss and emulate his virtues.
“Here lies, entombed, a Revolutionary sage, An ardent patriot of the age. In erudition great, and useful knowledge to scan- In philanthropy hospitable, the friend to man, As a soldier brave Virtue, his morality. As a commander, prudent His religion, charity. He practiced temperance to preserve his health He used industry to acquire wealth. He studied physic to avoid disease. He studied himself to complete his plan. For his greatest study was to study man. His stature tall, His person portly, His features handsome, His manners courtly. Sleep, honored, sire In the realms of rest In doing justice to thy memory, A son is blest. A son is inheriting in full thy name, One who Aspires to all thy fame. COLONEL ARTHUR CAMPBELL” (1) Virginians in the Revolutionary War, 1776-1785″, by John H. Gwathmey, pages 1924-5. (4) “History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County. 1777-1870”, by Lewis Preston Summers, 1903, page 463.
816 William Campbell
817*John B. Campbell d. 28 Aug 1814
818 Charles Lewis Campbell
819 Arthur Lee Campbell
821 Elizabeth Campbell
822 Margaret Campbell
824 Jane B. Campbell
825 Martha C. Campbell
826 Ann Augusta Campbell
827 son Campbell
(817) John B. Campbell, son of Arthur, Col., and Margaret (Campbell) Campbell. John B. died 28 Aug 1814.
Notes for John B. Campbell:
From: Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky: John B. Campbell was commissioned a lieutenant colonel, 19th Infantry, U.S. Army, March 12, 1812; promoted to colonel, 11th Infantry, April 9, 1814; died August 28, 1814, of wounds received in the battle of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, where he commanded the right wing of the army under Gen. Winfield Scott.(2)
(2) Heintzman: “Historical Register of the U.S. Army, 1789-1903”, Vol. 1, page 278.
(820) James Campbell, son of Arthur, Col., and Margaret (Campbell) Campbell.
Notes for James Campbell:
He was a colonel in the War of 1812 and died in the service at Mobile, Alabama.
(823) Mary Campbell, daughter of Arthur, Col., and Margaret (Campbell) Campbell, married (828) Beard.
829 Arthur Beard
830 Margaret C. Beard
(88) William Campbell, son of Charles and Mary (Trotter) Campbell, was born 1754 and married 1775, (89) Elizabeth Willson, daughter of James Willson. William died 1822 in Brown Co., OH.
Notes for William Campbell: Info on William Campbell & Elizabeth is from Jeannine Southers, Matthews, NC.
Brown Co., OH: Will written 23 May 1822 – probated July 1822 Witness: Archibald Hopkins, John McConnaughy, Isaac Ellis. Names wife, Elizabeth: Sons, Samuel, James, Charles, Joseph N., John W., Sally Benson (Bimpson), Fedelia Campbell, Elizabeth Humphries. Executors: John W. Campbell and Joseph N. Campbell.
William was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Notes for Elizabeth Willson:
She was from Rockbridge Co., VA.
James Willson had a large family of sons and daughters. His daughter, Elizabeth, born in 1758 and died February 27, 1832, married William Campbell, the Revolutionary General. Her brother, Moses, was the father of Dr. William B. Willson, of Adams County, who has a sketch in this work, and also of James S. Willson, the father of Dr. William Finley Willson, who also has a sketch herein. Judge John W. Campbell, United State District Judge, who has a sketch herein, was a son of the Revolutionary Generaly, William Campbell, who removed from Virginia to Kentucky in 1790 and from Kentucky to Adams County, Ohio in 1798. Our subject (John Campbell) was a resident of Adams County from his birth until 1857, when that portion of Adams County, where he resided was placed in Brown County. He was reared on his father’s farm …
151*Samuel S. Campbell d. 1849
152*James W. Campbell b. 1776 d.c 1839
16*Charles Campbell b. 28 Dec 1779 d. 26 Sep 1871
153*Joseph N. Campbell d. 1833
154*John Wilson Campbell b. 23 Feb 1782 d. 24 Sep 1833
155*Mary “Polly” Campbell
159*Sarah N. Campbell b.c 1799 d. 28 Aug 1856
158*Fedelia Campbell b. 22 May 1801
(151) Samuel S. Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, married (732) Esther Baird. Samuel S. died 1849 in Brown Co., OH.
Notes for Samuel S. Campbell:
Brown Co. Ohio – Will abstract: written 17 Mar 1849 – probated 21 Apr 1849; witnesses: Charles F. Campbell and Thomas Gillis. Names brothers: James W., Charles, Joseph; sisters: Elizabeth Humphries, Mary Tweed, Sally Bimpson, Rebecca Baird; sis-in-law, Elizabeth Campbell; Mary McMillen; William Humphries. Executors: William S. Humphries, William Baird.
563*Mary Ann Campbell d. 1844
(563) Mary Ann Campbell, daughter of Samuel S. and Esther (Baird) Campbell, married 1837, (222) Chambers Baird, Major, son of Moses Baird, Judge, who was born 25 Jul 1811 in Sandy Springs, Adams Co., OH. Mary Ann died 1844. Chambers, Major, died 20 Mar 1887 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH. Chambers, Major, was also married to Judith Anne Leggett.
Notes for Mary Ann Campbell:
History of Adams Co., p. 209 states she was of Ripley (OH) and she died in 1844 childless.
Notes for Chambers Baird, Major:
History of Adams Co., Ohio. MAJOR CHAMBERS BAIRD – Chambers Baird was born July 25, 1811, at Sandy Springs, Adams County, Ohio and died at Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, March 20, 1887, aged 75 years, 7 months, and 25 days. He was the son of Judge Moses Baird, an Ohio pioneer, who came from Washington County, Pennsylvania, and settled at Sandy Springs in 1790, and who has a sketch herein.
Chambers Baird was reared on the home farm on the banks of the Ohio River opposite Vanceburg, Kentucky, where he remained with his parents until the age of nineteen, when he entered Ripley College in 1830. He entered Jefferson College, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1832, in company with his cousin, Stephen R. Riggs, afterward noted as a minister and missionary among the Dakota Indians. he was graduated with him in the class of 1834 with second honors having distinguished himself in Greek, Latin, English composition, and as a speaker.
He returned to Ripley after his graduation and began the study of law with Hon. Archibald Leggett and Col. Francis Taylor, formerly of Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar in November, 1836, and he was a regular practitioner in the courts of Adams County from 1837 during the whole time he was in the practice of the law. He was married in 1837 to Miss Mary Ann Campbell, of Ripley. She died in 1844, childless. He was again married May 6, 1845, to Miss Judith Anne Leggett, only daughter of Mr. A. Leggett, who had married two daughters of Col. Taylor. Mrs. Baird is still living in Ripley (1899). To them were born five children, three daughters and two sons, of whom three died in infancy. The surviving children are Florence C., now Mrs. John W. Campbell, of Ironton, Ohio and Chambers, Jr., the youngest, an attorney in Ripley. . . .
I.R. April 12, 1876 – Maj. Chambers Baird, of Ripley, has been in town for some days, examining property, with a view of becoming a resident of this place. Maj. Baird would make a valuable member of this community.
I.R. Dec. 27, 1877 – Maj. Chambers Baird is enjoying his Christmas holidays at his son-in-law’s, John W. Campbell.
I.R. March 24, 1887 – MAJ. BAIRD, of Ripley, father of Mrs. Jno. W. Campbell, died last Sunday night. He had been in declining health for many months. Major Baird was a splendid man, and his death will be universally regretted.
I.R. June 30, 1892 – (The following poem appeared in the REGISTER written about Rev. John Rankin by Chambers Baird). TO REV. JOHN RANKIN SONNETT Grand pioneer in Freedom’s holy cause. The praise and honor thine, who battled long. And didst assail the citadel of wrong With dauntless faith, and courage without pause, Despite the throttling power of evil laws That made the bondsman’s shackles doubly strong, And would make freedmen slaves in common throng, Whilst cowards gave assent and meek applause.
Dear Hero of our age; thy work is o’er, Thou canst and needst no more thy warfare wage, In peace and joy thou sawst thy latest sun Thou hast the victor’s crown for evermore, And leav’st to us for blessed heritage The faith well-kept, the good fight fought-and won! CHAMBERS BAIRD
No children of this marriage in these records.
(152) James W. Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born 1776 and married (160) Mary Duncan. James W. died about 1839 in Brown Co., OH.
Notes for James W. Campbell:
17*Hiram Campbell b. Nov 1810 d. 31 Jul 1896
746*John Milton Campbell b. 1812 d. 1844
He also married (748) Elizabeth Kerr. Elizabeth died 1847.
749*James Wilson Campbell
(742) Nancy Campbell, daughter of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, married (733) James McElheny.
No children of this marriage in these records. (743) Washington Campbell, son of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, married (759) Ellen J. Lilly.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(744) Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, married (760) Duncan Evans.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(17) Hiram Campbell, son of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, was born Nov 1810 in Fleming Co., KY, and married (18) Rachel T. Starr. Hiram died 31 Jul 1896 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Hiram Campbell:
Microfilm – Briggs Library – Hiram Campbell built Sarah Furnace in Ironton (not standing now); he also built Howard and Mt. Vernon Furnaces in Lawrence County. Sarah Furnace was named for his wife (another source says differently – smk). Hiram was a first cousin of John Campbell, founder of Ironton. Their large brick home of 22 rooms each occupy the entire block on North Fifth Street. Both houses have third floors which were stations on the Underground Railroad, for slaves escaping before and during the Civil War. Hiram was editor of the Hillsboro, Ohio, Gazette; Mrs. Carl W. Moulton has a bound volume of that paper. President Rutherford B. Hayes was a guest in the Hiram Campbell home when in Ironton on a speaking tour. Hiram is named in the incorporation, 1849, of the Iron Railroad Co. (See History of Jackson County, Ohio, by D. W. Williams (1900) I, 169.
1880 Lawrence Co. OH Census:
Campbell, Hiram age 64 Ky Ky Ky furnace mgr.
Elizabeth age 65 OH VA KY
Caldwell, Vincent 28 WV WV WV son-in-law
Caldwell, Winnie 21 OH OH ? daughter
Woodrow, W. S. 45 OH VA KY son-in-law
Tolliver, John 25 KY KY KY black servant
Ketter, Elizabeth 18 OH GE GE servant
Singafetter, Margaret20 OH GE GE servant
I.R. Dec. 27, 1894 – At the family reunion at Hiram Campbell’s, twenty-four persons sat down to the Christmas turkey.
I.R. Dec. 27, 1894 – Said we to Mr. Hiram Campbell when we met him in Drury Lane, “What is your thought, this morning, Mr. Campbell?”
“Well,” said he, “I was just thinking if the members of the legislature concoct a session this winter, it will be a serious reflection on the republican party, and will sadly discourage republican voters. I am afraid this social session or reunion at Columbus, this winter, will dwindle into a meeting of the legislature itself. It looks that way now. Let them stay away from Columbus. We don’t want any legislature. The people are opposed to it. Once in two years is enough.”
EARLY IRONMASTERS WERE FOUR CORNERSTONES ON WHICH CITY OF IRONTON WAS CONSTRUCTED -I.R. Oct. 9, 1949 – . . . Hiram Campbell another of the ironmasters was born November 1810, in Fleming County, Ky., and was to be one of the founders of the city of Ironton.
He lived for a time in Brown county, Ohio, and later moved to Hillsboro at the age of 21 with his family. He published a newspaper there for several years and was joined in marriage to Rachel T. Starr a niece of David Trimble of the Trimble Iron Works of Greenup, Kentucky.
He became affiliated with the Mount Vernon Furnace in this county in 1836 and in 1842 served on the Ohio Legislature after being selected on the Whig ticket.
A daughter of Mr. Campbell married J. H. Moulton and the young Moulton joined with his father-in-law in organizing the firm of H. Campbell & Sons at Sarah Furnace in 1877.
Mr. Campbell resided at the corner of Fifth and Buckhorn streets in a beautiful home of 24 rooms which was the scene of many entertainments of famous personalities, including Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States.
__ W. Moulton, great grandson of Mr. Campbell has a diary which was written by his famous ancestor. Mr. Campbell died at his home July 31, 1896. . . (see rest of article on John Campbell, Col. J. H. Moulton and William Naylor McGugin – smk)
Ironton Weekly Register – August 8, 1896 – HIRAM CAMPBELL DEAD. HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE CITY OF IRONTON, – AND ONE OF THE PIONEER IRON MASTERS OF THIS REGION.-HIS LONG and USEFUL LIFE ENDS PEACEFULLY THIS MORNING.
Mr. Hiram Campbell, one of the pioneer iron masters of this region, and one of the founders of Ironton, died at this home on north Fifth street at 3:45 o’clock Friday morning. Mr. Campbell had been ill since Sunday last, but seemed to be getting better, and though confined to his bed, it was fully hoped, up to 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon, that he would be up again. At the hour named, however, he took a relapse and gradually sank until death came. His death was peaceful, and his spirit passed away with scarcely a perceptible struggle. Mr. Campbell was on the streets Satuday and was apparently in his usual health. On Sunday, he became ill, being affected with a trouble of the bowels, and was confined to his bed. He was tenderly cared for, however, and appeared to be getting better, and even, on Thursday was able to sit up in bed and was in good spirits, until the change came. His children, who are in the city, and other relatives, were with him till a late hour last night, and, when it was believed he would survive through today at least, they departed. His son-in-law, Col. J. H. Moulton, and his nurse, Mr. Wm. Winston, remained to minister to him and were at his bedside when he died. He was conscious almost to the last moment. Hiram Campbell was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, in November, 1810, and when quite a lad came with his father’s family to Brown county, Ohio. When about twenty years of age he went to Hillsboro, Ohio, where for a few years he published the Hillsboro Gazette. While there he married Rachel T. Starr, a niece of David Trimble, of the Trimble Iron Works in Greenup county, Ky. He later became connected with threse works as book-keeper at Argillilte Furnace, in which capacity he served for five years. In the meantime Mrs. Campbell died. In 1836 he became clerk and part partner in Mount Vernon furnace in this county. This furnace was built in 1834 and was one among the earliest furnaces in the Hanging Rock region. Mr. Campbell eventually became its sole proprietor. He was one of the organizers of the Ohio Iron and Coal Co. by whom the city of Ironton was founded, also of the Iron Railroad which was built to connect the rich mineral fields with the Ohio river. He was one of the organizers of the Big Sandy Packet Co. whose boats still ply between Cincinnati and Pomeroy. He was also engaged for a time, in the foundry business with Mr. Cyrus Ellison and others, and was connected with a number of other enterprises. In the fall of 1842, Mr. Campbell was elected on the whig ticket to represent Lawrence county in the Ohio legislature and served in the sessions of 1842-1843. In April, 1836, he married Sarah H., daughter of Joseph I. Woodrow of Hillsboro, Ohio. The results of this union were five children. These are, John W., Joseph H. and Harry H. Campbell, and Mrs. J. H. Moulton, who survive him, and Mrs. B. M. Caldwell who died several years ago. In 1877 Mr. Campbell and his sons and two sons-in-law, constituting the firm of H. Campbell & Sons, erected Sarah furnace in this city which they operated most carefully, for some eight years, when they sold it. After this Mr. Campbell did not engage in any business enterprises, but retired from all business cares to spend the rest of his days in the quiet enjoyment of the fruits of his long and successful business career. Mrs. Campbell died in January 1892, thus preceeding her aged husband but a few years. Mr. Campbell was a man of gentle nature, who all his life enjoyed the friendship and confidence of all who knew him. He was charitable in the broadest and fullest sense of the word, and hundreds of needy ones have been benefitted and had their burdens lightened by his kindly aid, so quietly and unostentatiously bestowed, that few but the recipients knew of it. Besides being a friend and helper of the needy, Mr. Campbell, and his honored wife, too, during all their lives, were almost prodigal givers to every worthy cause. Mr. Campbell took a keen interest in all that pertained to Ironton and her welfare. Politically he was a staunch republican though after his retirement from business took no active interest in political matters. During the later years of his life his chief delight has been in his flowers of which he was an extensive cultivator. He was exceedingly fond of them, and his elegant home was always fragrant with them. He believed the care of them was conducive to his health, and this added a further zest to his enjoyment of them. Though his life was well rounded out and he had lived far beyond man’s allotted three score years and ten, still the community, and his associates and friends, were not ready to give him up. He had not out-lived his usefulness or his powers for good. His death will be sincerely mourned, and his loss be felt, not alone by his relatives and immediate friends, but by the entire community. LAID TO REST IN WOODLAND – The funeral of Mr. Hiram Campbell took place Sunday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of relatives, friends and citizens generally. The services were conducted by Revs. Moran and Geo. H. Geyer at the late home of the deceased on north Fifth street, where many citizens gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they had known so long and honored so much as a friend and citizen. The pall-bearers were Messrs. E. B. Willard, John Hayes, S. B. Steece, E. Bixby, W. A. Murdock and E. S. Wilson. The interment took place at Woodland, and the remains were followed to their last resting place there by an unusually large cortege.
Notes for Rachel T. Starr:
Ironton Weekly Register – Aug. 8, 1896 – OBIT of Hiram Campbell states that Rachel was a niece of David Trimble of the Trimble Iron Works in Greenup Co. KY
No children of this marriage in these records.
He also married (19) Sarah E. Woodrow, daughter of Joseph I. Woodrow, who was born 1816 in Hillsboro, OH. Sarah E. died Jan 1892.
Notes for Sarah E. Woodrow:
Sarah was a niece of Gov. Allen Trimble of Ohio, and a relative of D. T. Woodrow, deceased, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
I.R. Oct. 24, 1878 – Mrs. Hiram Campbell has received from an acquaintance in Canton, Miss., a request for aid. The lady who writes threw open her house for yellow fever sufferers, treated them as her own family, and was afterward compelled to burn up her beds, bedding and other household property. Mrs. Campbell proposes making up a donation, and if any desire to join in the good deed, either by gift of money or bedding, should send in their gifts promptly.
I.R. Dec. 31, 1891 – Mrs. Hiram Campbell is very sick and her death is looked for any moment. (Note from smk – Mrs. Campbell died in Jan. 1892 but the Ironton Register newspaper for that year was in very poor condition and pages were missing, so we were unable to find her actual obituary. (Also, during this period of time an epidemic of Grippe was going around and is possible that she died from this).
I.R. April 14, 1892 – DAVID T. WOODROW, a well known business man, died at Cincinnati, last Sunday. Some 25 years ago Mr. Woodrow was connected with some iron firms here. He was a partner in the Ironton foundry, Campbell, Ellison & Co.; the Ironton Rolling Mill, and Howard furnace; Woodrow, Campbell & Co.; and again in the Ironton foundry, when the firm was Woodrow, Mears & Co. He was a cousin of the late Mrs. Hiram Campbell.
I.R. November 19,1896 – MRS. CAMPBELL’S WILL – The will of Mrs. Sarah E. Campbell, wife of the late Hiram Campbell, was filed for probate last Monday. The instrument was written by Mrs. Campbell herself, in due legal form, and was signed Aug. 5, 1889, in the presence of H. S. Neal and E. Bixby. The bequests, in brief, are as follows:
Solid silverware to her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Caldwell, China and glass, plated ware and table linen to her two daughters, Maria Moulton and Minnie Caldwell. all household effects except a few special bequests, to her two daughters. Her wardrobe to her sister, Miss Maria Woodrow. To Miss Woodrow also, a $3500 note of the Campbell Iron Co., she to use the interest through life and assign or bequeath the principal to Mrs. Campbell’s grandson, Carl W. Moulton. $9575.70 loaned to Campbell Iron Co., and her Ironton Gas Co. stock, to her two daughters. $2400 annually from the Campbell Iron Co. to Miss Woodrow, for the use of decedent’s husband, Hiram Campbell, and any of this sum remaining at his death is bequeathed to the grandchildren, Hiram Campbell, Elizabeth A. Moulton, Mildred and Maria Campbell, and Halsted W. Caldwell. $500 to Mrs. H. H. Campbell. All other property to her daughters and sister, share and share alike. Oil portraits to Joseph H. Campbell as requested.
The bequests of household goods were not to take effect till the death of her husband. “Until that time,” she writes, “I desire everything to remain in the house as at present, to be used for his comfort and welfare.”
Three codicils are attached to the will, but as there were no witnesses to these, they have no effect in law. They are dated Sept. 26, 1889, Apr. ’90 and Sept. ’90, and undertake to bequeath respectively, $500 to Mrs. J. W. Campbell, $500 to Miss Woodrow, and since the death of Mrs. Minnie Caldwell, the silverware and household goods left to her and Mrs. Moulton, to Mrs. Moulton alone.
The will has been admitted to probate, and H. S. Neal was appointed administrator, by request of the heirs.
20*John Woodrow Campbell b. 24 Dec 1846 d. 19 Oct 1926
21*Joseph Hiram Campbell b.c 1848 d. Mar 1915
22*Harry H. Campbell b. 17 May 1853 d. 16 Jan 1924
23*Maria Elizabeth Campbell b. 30 Jul 1845 d. 13 Mar 1921
328*Minnie Campbell b. Nov 1856 d. Aug 1890
(20) John Woodrow Campbell, son of Hiram and Sarah E. (Woodrow) Campbell, was born 24 Dec 1846 in Mt. Vernon Furn., Lawrence Co., OH, and married (551) Florence Baird, daughter of Chambers, Major, and Judith Anne (Leggett) Baird. John Woodrow died 19 Oct 1926 in Tazewell, VA and was buried in Tazewell, VA.
Notes for John Woodrow Campbell:
1880 Lawrence Co., Ohio census:
Campbell, John age 34
Florence age 31
Juliet age 06
Chambers B. age 04
Hiram age 03
Kincaid, Isabella age 17 servant
Braxton, Edith age 21 servant
1900 Lawrence Co., Ohio census:
Campbell, John W. age 52
Florence age 46
Chambers age 24
Ramsey, Ann E. age 20 servant
Hanging Rock Iron Region article printed 1916 says that John W.’s home was in Virginia.
See obituary of Fannie B. (Bartram) Moore in the Peter’s chapter: states that Mrs. Moore was born on August 27, 1864, in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Peters, at Fifth and Etna streets. This home was later purchased by John Campbell, who resided there until his removal to Virginia, and it later was razed to make way for the modern home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ryan.
He moved to Virginia after 1900. His daughter, Juliet, married at this residence in June, 1900.
I.R. Sept. 6, 1877 – Last week, when Sen. Matthews was here, he took tea at Mr. John W. Campbell’s. Judge and Mrs. W. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Neal and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wilson were also present.
I.E.T. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1926 – JOHN W. CAMPBELL DIED TUESDAY AT TAZEWELL, VA. – John W. Campbell, age 81 years, last of the old Campbell family associates with the founding and early life of Ironton passed away at his home in Tazewell, Va., Tuesday at noon, according to word received by Ironton relatives and friends. No particulars of the death were given.
Mr. Campbell will be remembered by all the older residents of Ironton as he was associated with business life here before and after the Civil War, through which he served. He was a son of the late Hiram Campbell, who was a cousin of John Campbell, founder of Ironton. In his early business life he was manager of Mt. Vernon Furnace, retiring from that field some thirty years ago to open a lime kiln near Tazewell, Va. This venture was a most successful one and he retired from active business pursuits seven years ago.
Mr. Campbell’s family resided at Fifth and Etna streets while he was located here in a house razed years ago to make way for erection of the present I. A. Ryan home. His wife preceded him in death but one son and one daughter survive; H. D. Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Vernon Herron of Los Angeles, Cal. Carl Moulton, Mayor J. Harry Moulton and Lawrence Campbell, all of Ironton, are nephews of Mr. Campbell. Members of the old Campbell family who preceded him in death were Joseph and Harry H. Campbell, Mrs. J. H. Moulton and Mrs. B. M. Caldwell.
All relatives and many friends of the venerable man will be sorry to learn of his death. He was born on December 24, 1846 at Mt. Vernon Furnace, removing to this city while young in years.
Carl Moulton of Fifth and Lawrence streets, his nephew, received a telegram from the son this afternoon advising that the body would be returned here for burial. Mr. Campbell always desired cremation. Mr. Moulton was informed, and his last wishes will be complied with the ashes being buried at Tazewell.
552*Juliet Vernon Campbell b. 29 May 1874
553 Chambers B. Campbell b.c 1876
554*Hiram Campbell b. 25 Mar 1877
(552) Juliet Vernon Campbell, daughter of John Woodrow and Florence (Baird) Campbell, was born 29 May 1874 in Decatur Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, and married Jun 1900 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (556) George W. Herron who was born in PA.
Notes for Juliet Vernon Campbell:
I.R. May 17, 1900 – JUNE WEDDING – The approaching wedding of Mr. George W. Herron of Pittsburg, Pa., and Miss Vernon Campbell of this city, which is to occur some time in June, has been informally announced.
Mr. Herron is a promient young business man of Pittsburg, and a son of Mr. W. C. Herron, one of the directors of the firm Rogers, Brown & Co., of Cincinnati, and also of the recently incorporated Hanging Rock Iron Co. Miss Campbell, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Woodrow Campbell, is one of Ironton’s most excellent young ladies and a favorite in social circles throughout this section.
The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride’s parents and will be a quiet, home affair, witnessed only by the family and relatives. After a wedding trip Mr. Herron and his bride will take up their residence in Pittsburg.
I.R. June 7, 1900 HERRON-CAMPBELL WEDDING – The palatial residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell on Fifth street was the scene last Saturday of one of the prettiest nuptial events of the year, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell’s only daughter, Miss Juliet Vernon Campbell, being wedded to Mr. George W. Herron of Pittsburg.
Promptly at high noon, Matthews & Leroy’s orchestra entered upon the familiar strains of the Lobengrin wedding march and the bridal procession descended the broad stairway. First came the handsome groom on the arm of his brother, Mr. Mason Herron of Cincinnati, both being attired in the conventional dress. Mext the flower girl, little Miss Florence Baird of Ripley, O., the four-year-old cousin of the bride, and then the bride and her maid of honor, Miss Bess Moulton.
At all times a lady of pleasing personality and rare charms, the bride never appeared more beautiful than on this occasion. She was attired with queenly elegance in a gown of white duchesse satin, made with a traine and covered with a finely embroidered white net robe. The edge of the skirt was finished with tiny chaffon ruffles extending to the end of the train. The waist was finished with a duchesse point bertha. She wore a white tulle veil with a white aigrette and two pearl brooches one the gift of the groom and the other a present from her mother. She carried an immense bunch of bride’s roses, tied with asparagus tenuissimus.
Beneath the organge blossoms, the bridal party gathered and while the orchestra played softly “Call Me Thine Own,” Rev. C. G. Jordan, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, pronounced the full Episcopal ring service in the inseparable union of the young couple. At the conclusion of the impressive ceremony, the orchestra tendered Mendelssohn’s wedding march as the bride and groom received the congratulations of the assembled guests.
The breakfast, an elegant eight course repast, was served under the directions of the Presbyterian Church ladies. At the bride’s table, set in circular form and adorned with pink roses and asparagus tenuissimus, sat the bride and groom, Miss Moulton, Rev. Mr. Jordan, Mrs. C. Baird, Mr. Chambers Campbell, Mr. Carl Moulton, Miss Belle Nixon, Mr. Leggett, Mrs. Hobart, and Mr. Mason Herron. Another long table, profusely decorated with American Beauty and Jacqueminot roses, was arranged for the others of the wedding party: Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Herron of Cincinnati, father and mother of the groom, Mr. Geo. D. Winchell of Hyde Park, grandfather of the groom, Mrs. James Hobart of Price Hill, an aunt of the groom, Mrs. Baird, Sr., grandmother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Chambers Baird of Ripley, Ohio, Mr. Chambers B. Campbell of Bridgeport, Ohio, brother of the bride, Mr. W. W. Leggett of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell, father and mother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Campbell, Col. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton, Mr. Harry Moulton, Miss Woodrow, Miss Helen Steece and Mrs. Howard Bixby.
At 3:28 p.m. Mr. Herron and his bride left for a tour of the lakes. They will stop for a brief time at Columbus and Detroit, and after a visit with the groom’s parents in Cincinnati, will go to Pittsburg to reside.
Mr. Herron is one of the rising young business men of Pittsburg, and comes of one of the leading families in the central west, his father being a member of the firm of Rogers, Brown & Co., known throughout the country. His bride was one of the popular young ladies in the leading social circles of this section, is possessed of high intellectual attainments which befit her to attain and hold the highest place in refined society, and noble qualities of heart and mind, which will strow the path of life with the flowers of love for the happy claimant of her heart and affections.
I.R. July 12, 1900 – Chambers Campbell visited his sister in Pittsburg.
Oct. 1926 – Mrs. Vernon C. Herron was living in Los Angeles, California (see father’s obituary)
773*Florence Eleanor Herron
(773) Florence Eleanor Herron, daughter of George W. and Juliet Vernon (Campbell) Herron, married (76) Rufus Bixby, son of Edwin W. and Laura K. (Blake) Bixby.
Notes for Rufus Bixby:
He was an attorney in Cleveland, Oh., in 1915.
They had one son. They lived in Santa Barbara, California.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(554) Hiram Campbell, son of John Woodrow and Florence (Baird) Campbell, was born 25 Mar 1877 in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, and married (772) Eva.
Notes for Hiram Campbell:
I.R. July 12, 1900 – Hiram Campbell returned to Homestead, Pa., last Saturday to commence work in the laboratory of the Carnegie Steel Company. His brother, Chambers, accompanied him as far as Pittsburgh where he will visit his sister.
I.R. Dec. 24, 1906 – H. CAMPBELL IS IMPROVING – John W. Campbell, who was the guest of Mrs. J. H. Moulton, yesterday returned to his home in Tazwell at midnight. He was called to Pittsburg a few days ago, by an injury to his son Hiram. Hiram was crushed about the hips squeezed into an eight inch space under an electric car, in the “Carrie” furnace and was taken to the hospital. Peritonitis set in and his life was dispaired of for a while, but he is now out of danger and if no complications set in, will get along nicely. His mother and sister, Mrs. McCardy and Mrs. Herron arrived Thursday from California and are now at his bedside.
Oct. 1926 – H. D. Campbell was living in Atlanta, Ga. (see obituary of father)
Notes for Eva:
No children were born of this marriage.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(21) Joseph Hiram Campbell, son of Hiram and Sarah E. (Woodrow) Campbell, was born about 1848 and married 18 Apr 1872, (125) Mary C. “Mollie” Norton, daughter of E. M., Col., and D. C. () Norton, who was born 23 Dec 1852 in Wheeling, WV. Joseph Hiram died Mar 1915 in Cincinnati, OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland. Mary C. “Mollie” died May 1883 and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Joseph Hiram Campbell:
I.R. July 2, 1868 – JOSEPH H. CAMPBELL, son of Hiram Campbell, Esq., graduated at the Rensaelar Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., last Tuesday. He takes the Degree of Mining Engineer. He has been attending the institute for four years and has at all times proved himself an industrious and proficient scholar.
I.R. August 21, 1884 – Jos. H. Campbell has resigned as a Director of the First National Bank and Capt. Wash Honshell has been elected in his place. E. B. Willard was chosen as Vice President, a position Mr. Campbell occupied on the board.
I.R. Jan. 2, 1890 – J. H. Campbell’s daughters, Mary and Mildred are both sick with a mild form of scarlet fever. They are getting along nicely and will be up in a few days.
I.R. Sept. 11, 1890 – J. H. Campbell and H. E. Norton have gone on a trip East to buy goods.
I.R. Feb. 26, 1891 – H. Campbell, guardian of Mary and Mildred Campbell, filed second account.
I.R. Dec. 27, 1894 – Mr. J. H. Campbell of the Cincinnati Tribune, and his pleasant daughters were here for the family Christmas dinner.
I.W.R. June 13, 1896 – The Month of Weddings. Invitations reading as follows have been received by friends of the parties:
“Mr. Joseph Hiram Campbell requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of his daughter Mary Evelyn to Mr. Francis Forbus Dinsmore Wednesday evening June the twenty-fourth at eight o’clock the First Presbyterian church, Ironton, Ohio.”
I.R. November 19, 1896 – Mrs. Campbell’s Will (Sarah E. Campbell) left the Oil Portraits to Joseph H. Campbell as requested.
I.R. March 29, 1915 – DEATH STILLS PEN OF WELL KNOWN WRITER; TO BE BURIED HERE The news of the death of Joseph H. Campbell, editorial writer of the Commercial Tribune at Cincinnati, O., Monday morning, was a decided shock to the friends and relatives in this city. A telegram received Monday, announced that the body would be brought here for burial Wednesday. Complete arrangements have not yet been made but the remains will be consigned to earth in beautiful Woodland under the direction of Bingaman and Jones.
Mr. Campbell was one of the county’s pioneers and known throughout the southern section of the state. He was a brother of Mrs. J. H. Moulton, L. H. Campbell, of this city, and J. W. Campbell of Virginia.
Concerning the deceased this morning’s Cincinnati Times Star has the following: Joseph H. Campbell, 67, editorial writer for the Commercial Tribune, author of “Notes and Comments,” and widely known newspaperman, died suddenly in the billiard hall of the Moning(?) hotel on Lower Vine Street, shortly before noon Monday. “Uncle Joe,” as the verteran paragrapher and philospher affectionately was called, had seated himself in a chair to watch a game of billiards when the came ____fully. Near him at the time was his intimate friend, Dr. Charles Mus___. The physician saw the veteran newspaperman’s head nodding gently ______ his head, as if he were falling asleep. But the experienced eye noted at once that something was wrong. A moment later Mr. Campbell was dead. Efforts that were made in the hope that there still might be a faint spark of life were without success.
Monday morning when Mr. Campbell left home, he seemed to be in good health, although he complained of a slight “heartburn” an ailment new to him. After Coroner Foertmeyer had been notified the body was removed to the home on Baker place, of Attorney Frank Dinsmore, his son-in-law.
Mr. Campbell’s wife died many years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank F. Dinsmore, and Mrs. M. H. Burton, the latter of Mt. Washington.
“Uncle Joe” Campbell was loved and respected by thousands of Cincinnatians. He came to this city from Ironton, O., twenty years ago, after losing a large fortune in the iron business there. He became engaged in newspaper work, and from that time until his death he had been active in his field. As the editor of the “Notes and Comments” column in the Commercial Tribune, the homely advice and dry humor which he meted out in his writings was read and appreciated by practically every reader of that paper.
In the last column of “Note and Comment,” which Mr. Campbell wrote published in Monday’s paper, on the day of his death, is one regarding a poem entitled, “What is Time?” The poem reads: !What is Time? “I ask’d an aged man, a man of cares, Wrinkled, and curv’d and white with hoary hairs: “Time is the wrap of life,” he said, “O tell The young, the fair, the gay, to weave it well.”
I ask’d a dying singer, ere the strokes of Ruthless death, “life’s golden bowl had broke,” I asked him, What is Time? “Time,” he replied, “I’ve lost it. Ah, the treasure,” and he died.
Notes for Mary C. “Mollie” Norton:
I.R. April 25, 1872 – THE WEDDING – Last Thursday evening was dismal and rainy, but the Presbyterian Church was, nevertheless, filled with a gay and happy throng, gathered to witness the nuptials of Mr. Jos. H. Campbell and Miss Mollie C. Norton. The ceremonies were conducted in an impressive manner, by Rev. H. Calhoun who was assisted by Rev. J. H. Young. When the bright affair at the church had concluded, the joyful twain repaired to the residence of Mr. F. D. Norton, the bride’s uncle, where preparations had been made on a grand scale. Nearly four hundred invitations had been issued. Soon after the arrival of the bride and groom, the guests began pouring in, and for an hour, the stream was almost incessant, filling the capacious parlors and halls, as to leave only comfortable standing room. The bride and bridegroom met with the most profuse and hearty congratulations, and received with an urbanity that delightfully accorded with their pleasing situation. Feuchter’s Band was present and filled the rooms with much melody. The refreshments were under the charge of an agent from Kepiar’s, ably seconded by our less famed, but equally as competent caters, Shachleiter. The table was filled with everything that could be thought of and was desirable for such a festive occasion. – The whole affair passed off amid a sea of smiles and a storm of merry words, making a very pleasant, scratch from which to commence the race of life. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell will remain a couple of weeks at F. D. Norton’s and will then depart for the east, and be absent for some time.
I.R. May 17, 1883 – MRS. MARY NORTON CAMPBELL – Last Thursday morning, just past midnight, Mrs. Mary Norton Campbell, died of typhoid fever, after a month’s sickness. Below are words befitting so sad an event, taken from the closing portion of Rev. H. Calhoun’s funeral sermon. We can add no more. The memory of the noble woman will live in the loving hearts of those who knew her through all the days to come. She was rich in womanly graces, sincere, out-spoken, kind and considerate. Her home was one of the fairest spots, where love, religion and intelligence mingled in noble harmony, but now, alas, darkened with the sorrow of an inestimable loss. The funeral services took place at the Presbyterian Church, though the reamins were not removed from the residence until the funeral cortege, was ready to start to Woodland cemetery. The pulpit of the church was richly decked with flowers, some of which were in beautiful designs. A front seat was occupied by Col. and Mrs. E. M. Norton, parents of the deceased. The sorrowing husband with his little girls, sat in his own pew. Mr. Fred Norton, brother of Mrs. Campbell, was there, having arrived just in time to be present at the last sad duties. The singing by the choir was very impressive, embracing a chant and that beautiful hymn, a favorite of the deceased, “Come, Let us Anew.”
Mr. Calhoun took his test from Romans X:xv – “Glad tidings of good things,” and Mathew, ix:ii – “Son, be of good cheer.” The discourse was of some length, and its purpose to show the bright side of scripture truth, and its sufficiency to allay the sorrows and afflictions of life. It was a strong, interesting discourse, in which no mention was made of the impending grief, until he closed as follows:
Mary Norton Campbell, daughter of Col. E. M. and Mrs. D. C. Norton, was born at Wheeling, Dec. 23, 1852, and removed with her parents to Ironton when about 15 years of age. The years 1869 and 1870 were spent at school in Mt. Auburn, where she united with the Presbyterian Church during her second year. Upon her return home, she was received by letter into this church, in 1871. She was married April 18, 1872, and her death occured on the 10th inst., in the 30th year of her natural, and the 11th year of her married life.
But death ____ so untimely in this month of flowers, when the world is otherwise so bright and fair, especially when it breaks up so happy a home. but it was in the _____ of flowers in Palestine, that Jesus died. Here in this event in the un___chableness of God – the confounding of our reason. Nothing is more inexplicable than this oft separation of mother and child, husband and wife. When the little babe, or the old and irfirm are taken, the shock is not so great. We seem to be able to reason a little way. Here we cannot, and we are not expected to, but just to ____, and say over and over, God is merciful, God is Great, God is Good, and rest in his wisdom, power and love.
It is something to say this cannot be helped, and so ___ically submit ourselves to the inevitable; that is better than, to quarrel with our Maker, but there is a higher grade if we can reach it; which approved as well as summits and would not in the least change that which love and goodness appoint. (rest of article unreadable)
126*Mary Evelyn Campbell d. 28 Jul 1940
127*Mildred Campbell d. 29 Sep 1950
(126) Mary Evelyn Campbell, daughter of Joseph Hiram and Mary C. “Mollie” (Norton) Campbell, married 24 Jun 1896 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (128) Francis Forbus Dinsmore who was born about 1870. Mary Evelyn died 28 Jul 1940 and was buried in Spring Grove.
Notes for Mary Evelyn Campbell:
I.R. March 12, 1891 – Miss Mary E. Campbell gave her father a suprise birthday party (need to copy from microfilm)
I.W.R. June 13, 1896 – THE MONTH OF WEDDINGS – Invitations reading as follows have been received by friends of the parties: “Mr. Joseph Hiram Campbell requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of his daughter Mary Evelyn to Mr. Francis Forbus Dinsmore Wednesday evening June the twenty-fourth at eight o’clock the First Presbyterian church, Ironton, Ohio.”
I.W.R. June 27, 1896 Saturday CAPTURED BY CUPID – THE DINSMORE-CAMPBELL WEDDING AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEDNESDAY EVENING – A Large Number of Guests Witness the Ceremony and Bestow Congratulations Upon the Happy Pair – Off for the Honeymoon-Guests From Abroad. Beautifully decorated with palms and ferns the Presbyterian church was the scene of another pleasing wedding ceremony last Wednesday evening. The occasion was the marriage of Mr. Frank F. Dinsmore of Cincinnati and Miss Mary Evylin Campbell, daughter of Joseph H. Campbell formerly of Ironton.
A large company of the relatives and friends of the contracting parties gathered to witness the ceremony that was to make these young people, one in love, one in interest, one in purpose until death shall them part. Miss Ricker was at the organ and played some delightful selections while the company waited the coming of the bride. The Lohengrin wedding march was rendered as the procession entered the church through the doors leading from the ladies parlor coming in the following order: Mr. Charles A. Benedict, of Cincinnati, Mr. L. A. Ireton with Mr. Frank Hassaurek, of Cincinnati, Mr. Joseph L. Adler of Cincinnati with Mr. Carl Moulton. Then followed the bridesmaids Miss Patti Means, of Yellow Springs; Miss Vernon Campbell with Miss Bessie Moulton, both cousins of the bride; Miss Elizabeth Woods of Cincinnati with Miss Louise Dinsmore sister of the groom.
The maids were becomingly gowned in white Paris muslin over white satin. The bodices were made decollete of alternate puffings of muslin and bands of valenciense insertion over green satin ribbon, running cross-wise and finished off with loops of green satin ribbon. Each bridesmaid carried huge bunches of white sweet peas and maiden hair fern tied with long white satin ribbon. Next came Miss Mildred Campbell, sister of the bride and maid of honor. Miss Mildred looked beautiful in white muslin over green satin, made after the same fashion as the gowns of the bridesmaids. Following closely came the bride upon the arm of her father. The dress worn was the same one worn by her mother when a bride years ago. It is of heavy white gros-gain en train with the corsage draped in tulle. She wore a veil and orange blossoms and carried a large bouquet of bridal roses tied with white ribbon.
The groom entered by the east door attended by Mr. Robert McConaughy of Cincinnati meeting the bride in the center of the group in front of the alter and the ceremony was pronounced by Rev. E. E. Moran, the Episcopal ring service being followed. At the close of the benediction the groom and his bride left the church by the south entrance followed by the attendants, and taking carriages were driven to the Campbell home where a reception was held. Many friends called to extend congratulations and well wishes.
Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore left on the midnight train over the C. & O. for Salt Sulphur Springs, Va., where they will remain for several weeks before returning to their home in Cincinnati.
Mr. Dinsmore is a rising young lawyer having for several years held the important position as assistant corporation council and will undoubtedly win destinction in his profession. His bride has long been known in Ironton society circles, as a most charming young lady and may good fortune attend them is the hearty wish of all.
Many congratulatory telegrams were received from friends unable to be present. Among those present from out of town other than the attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Finney of Cincinnati; Mr. Scott Bonham of Cincinnati; J. W. O’Hare, of Cincinnati; Charles N. Anderson, of Portsmouth; Miss Edith Jones, of Portsmouth, and others. Mr. Dinsmore is a native of Portsmouth and a graduate of the High School of that city, the class with which he graduated being composed of eight girls, he being the only young man. Last evening there came a congratulatory telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore signed by these eight class companions. Of course this was highly appreciated and will be filed away with the prized trophies of this latest and most important occasion.
Cincinnati Enquirer, July 29, 1940 – Mrs. Mary C. Dinsmore, wife of Frank F. Dinsmore, prominent Cincinnati attorney and dean of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, died July 28, 1940, after a two week illness. She was a daughter of Joseph H. Campbell, a columnist for the Old Tribune and later the Commercial Tribune. She came to Cincinnati from Ironton, Ohio, her birthplace, with her parents and sister in 1893.
Mrs. Dinsmore was active in the Seventh Presbyterian Church, and in activities at the University of Cincinnati. She was interested in politics, literature and drama, and attended many University courses in later years. She traveled widely, with her husband, several times to Europe, Japan and the Philippines. she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Andrew H. Burton, 2860 Country Club Place, two sons, Joseph C. and Campbell, and four grandchildren, Evelyn and David Comey, and Wiley and Frank Dinsmore. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.
I.E.T. Mon., July 29, 1940 gives similar obituary.
Notes for Francis Forbus Dinsmore:
a/k/a Frank F. Dinsmore.
769*Joseph C. Dinsmore b. 29 Mar 1899
770*Jane Dinsmore b. 26 Mar 1901 d. 17 Jun 1937
771*Campbell Dinsmore b. 17 Sep 1904 d. 11 Sep 1959
(768) infant Dinsmore, son of Francis Forbus and Mary Evelyn (Campbell) Dinsmore.
Notes for infant Dinsmore:
lived only a few hours.
(769) Joseph C. Dinsmore, son of Francis Forbus and Mary Evelyn (Campbell) Dinsmore, was born 29 Mar 1899.
Notes for Joseph C. Dinsmore:
Joseph was a partner in the law firm in which his father had been a senior partner.
(770) Jane Dinsmore, daughter of Francis Forbus and Mary Evelyn (Campbell) Dinsmore, was born 26 Mar 1901 and married 1925, (789) Harold D. Comey. Jane died 17 Jun 1937.
Notes for Jane Dinsmore:
Jane graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
790 Evelyn Comey
791 David D. Comey
(771) Campbell Dinsmore, son of Francis Forbus and Mary Evelyn (Campbell) Dinsmore, was born 17 Sep 1904 and married (792) Margaret Elinor Wiley, daughter of William Foust Wiley. Campbell died 11 Sep 1959.
Notes for Margaret Elinor Wiley:
Mrs. Margaret Wiley Dinsmore, daughter of the late W. F. Wiley, editor and publisher of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Enquirer 1935-1944, died suddenly early yesterday at North Bay, Ontario, Canada. She was forty-eight years old. She had been vacationing with her husband, Campbell Dinsmore, a retired Proctor and Gamble Co. official, and her son Frank Dinsmore, Jr., a senior at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. A member of the Junior League, Mrs. Dinsmore lived at 3800 Country Club Place, Hyde Park. She was a member of civic garden clubs, and Christ Church here. Mrs. Dinsmore is survived by her husband, two sons, and two brothers, Andrew F. Wiley, Cincinnati, and Donald A. Wiley, Toledo, Ohio. Burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. Cincinnati, Ohio Enquirer, Friday, August 22, 1958, p. 20.
794 Wiley Dinsmore
795 Frank P. Dinsmore, II
(127) Mildred Campbell, daughter of Joseph Hiram and Mary C. “Mollie” (Norton) Campbell, married 1904/1905, (129) Matthew H. Burton. Mildred died 29 Sep 1950 in Cincinnati, OH. Matthew H. died Jan 1947.
Notes for Mildred Campbell:
I.T. Monday, Oct. 2, 1950 – MRS. M. T. BURTON – Many Irontonians were grieved Sunday to learn of the death of Mrs. Mildred Campbell Burton, of Cincinnati, a former local resident. Mrs. Burton was a daughter of Joseph Campbell, a son of Hiram Campbell, one of the founders of Ironton.
Mrs. Burton died at her home in East Walnut, Cincinnati Saturday and services were held today in Cincinnati with an Ironton relative, Mrs. Hannah Hudson attending.
She was wed to Matthew T. Burton, who came to Ironton as an architect in connection with construction of the N & W Railway bridge across the Ohio River many years ago. They later resided in Cincinnati.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Burton made her home with her brother-in-law, Frank F. Dinsmore and son, Joseph Campbell Dinsmore at Baker Place, East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.
A sister, Mary Campbell Dinsmore died several years ago. Her nephew, Campbell Dinsmore is an executive with the Proctor & Gamble Co., Cincinnati. Mrs. Hudson of Ironton and the late Carl and Don Moulton were cousins of the deceased.
Mrs. Burton’s mother was the late Mary Norton Campbell of Ashland, an aunt of Mrs. Hudson.
Surviving are two nephews, Joe C. Dinsmore and Campbell Dinsmore, of Cincinnati; three cousins, Dan W. Norton of Ashland, KY., Mrs. Hannah Hudson of Ironton and Harold Norton of Newport News, VA.
Notes for Matthew H. Burton:
Lived in Mt. Washington in 1915. The obituary of Mary Campbell Dinsmore (his sis-in-law) states her sister was Mrs. Andrew H. Burton.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(22) Harry H. Campbell, son of Hiram and Sarah E. (Woodrow) Campbell, was born 17 May 1853 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, and married 27 May 1878 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (32) Elizabeth F. Bixby, daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth (Wilson) Bixby. Harry H. died 16 Jan 1924 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Harry H. Campbell:
I.R. March 26, 1891 – Harry Campbell left for Staunton, Va., last Sunday night to give out the contract for the erection of the building which it is proposed to move the furniture factory . . .
HANGING ROCK IRON REGION – HARRY H. CAMPBELL. A man of marked prominence in business, political, church and social circles, Harry H. Campbell has been an important factor in the substantial growth and development of Ironton, and as president of the Ironton Wood Mantel Company, is the directing head of an enterprise that contributes substantially to the prestige of this city as an important business center. Mr. Campbell has been a resident of this city all of his life, having been born here May 17, 1853, and is a son of Hiram and Elizabeth (Woodrow) Campbell.
Hiram Campbell was born at Blue Lick Springs, back of Maysville, Kentucky, in 1812, and as a young man migrated to Ohio, where for a long period of yars he was identified with iron furnaces and was known as a substantial and resourceful business man. In his later years he retired with a competency, and lived quietly until his death, which occured in 1896. Mrs. Campbell was born at Hillsboro, Ohio, in 1816, and is also deceased, she being the mother of four children, namely: Marie, who became the wife of J. H. Moulton and now resides in Ironton; John W., whose home is in Virginia; Joseph H., of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Harry H.
Harry H. Campbell received his education in the public schools of Ironton and at the Miami University, and as a young man joined his father in business. Subsequently he embarked in ventures of his own, and eventually became the founder of the Ironton Wood Mantel Company, which he has since continued to conduct with much success. He is a stockholder in the Ohio Iron and Coal Company, and has various other interests of an important character, and has evidenced his confidence in the future of Ironton by investing in property here, owning his own home and two other homes and lots. He has done much to advance Ironton’s interests in a business way, and has been one of the most active members of the Chamber of Commerce, with which he has been connected since its inception. A republican in politics, he has stood high in the councils of his party, and for eight years has served conscientiously and capably as a member of the city council, winning re-election by reason of his support of his fellow-citizens’ interests and privileges. Always an active, virile man, Mr. Campbell has found much pleasure in out-door sports. Educational and religious movements have in him a staunch supporter, and he holds membership in the Presbyterian church, where he is serving in the dual capacity of elder and treasurer.
On May 27, 1878, at the home of the bride, Mr. Campbell was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie Bixby, daughter of E. Bixby, a resident of Ironton. Six children have been born to this union, namely: Marian, who became the wife of R. E. Mitchell, a professional singer of Ironton, and has four children: Gordon, Edwin, Elizabeth and an infant; Lawrence, who was married June 27, 1907 to Alice Clarke, daughter of C. C. Clarke, a prominent business man of Ironton, and has one child, Rolston C.; Henry and Frank, who are single and reside with their parents; and two children who are deceased.
S.W.I. Fri., March 29, 1907 – FINE – PICTURE OF CAMPBELL HOME ENVELOPED IN FLAMES – Mr. H. H. Campbell has a picture of his new home as it was burning during last Friday’s big fire. The picture was taken by Aaron Sample just as the flames had covered the entire roof. The picture is a splendid one and is highly prized by Mr. Campbell.
Morning Irontonian – Jan. 17, 1924 – H.H. CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING – H. H. Campbell, scion of one of the oldest and best families in Lawrence County, died at his home at Fifth and Jefferson streets, Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock after but a week’s illness. Mr. Campbell was stricken while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Mitchell of Columbus, last week and was hurriedly returned home. His condition gradually grew worse and finally the end came with relatives and friends in no way prepared for the shock its announcement occasioned.
Mr. Campbell’s death removed from the county one of its most valued residents; a Christian gentle man who seemingly never grew old and could be seen almost any Sunday leading a number of younger folks for a jaunt into the hills. He was a lover of the great out-doors and of the younger generation, never too busy to give urchins a lift and never too dignified to enjoy their companionship. In his death they miss a chum and their grief is equally as deep as that of other Ironton residents. But the bereaved family suffers most, for a beloved and faithful husband and a kind, indulgent father has been called from their midst. Mr. Campbell was born and raised in Ironton a son of Hiram Campbell, one of the founders of the city. He was in his 72nd year, being born on May 17, 1853. He attended the Ironton public schools and later was a student at Miami University. Returning to Ironton he was married on May 27, 1878 to Miss Elizabeth F. Bixby and to this union the following children were born: Mrs. R. E. Mitchell of Columbus, L. B. Campbell of Ironton, Henry Campbell of Toledo and Frank Campbell who is attending Wooster college. Two children aged 2 and 12 years respectively, preceeded their father to the grave.
During his business career in Ironton Mr. Campbell owned the Ironton Book Store, was president of the Ironton Wood Mantel Company and was connected with the latter company up until stricken ill. He served on the city council and city board of education, his terms with both bodies marked by painstaking efforts to do his best for the advantage of the city. He was also a trustee of Briggs Library and an elder in the Presbyterian church.
Funeral services will be held at the home on south Fifth street Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. Mr. Weld, pastor of the Presbyterian church in charge. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery under direction of Bingaman and Jones.
Notes for Elizabeth F. Bixby: I.R., Thursday, May 23, 1878 – Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. Harry Campbell and Miss Lizzie Bixby, on the 28th.
WEDDING-Mr. Harry Campbell and Miss Lizzie F. Bixby were married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Tuesday evening. Nearly 100 invited guests were present. Rev. H. Calhoun conducted the ceremony, which was very beautiful; the bride and groom making the declaration of their mutual pledges, without the intervention of the usual questions. They were attended at the marriage alter, by Misses Grace Cram and Lizzie Nigh, and Messrs. J. W. Sister and Ed. W. Bixby. The presents to the happy couple were useful as well as elegant, and were quite numerous, a very prominent item being a fully equipped cook-stove, of the latest pattern, presented by Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kerr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell start East, on their wedding tour, this (Wednesday) evening.
33*Dorothy Wilson Campbell b. 12 Dec 1893 d. 19 Aug 1906
34*Laurence Bixby Campbell b. 28 Feb 1882 d. 2 Sep 1949
35*Henry Campbell b. 16 Sep 1898
36*Frank Bixby Campbell b. 16 Sep 1904
37*Edwin Hiram Campbell b.c 1891 d. Jun 1892
(33) Dorothy Wilson Campbell, daughter of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, was born 12 Dec 1893 in Union Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, and married spouse unknown. Dorothy Wilson died 19 Aug 1906 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for Dorothy Wilson Campbell:
I.R. Aug. 23, 1906 – DOROTHY CAMPBELL – Miss Dorothy Wilson Campbell, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Campbell, died Sunday morning at six o’clock after two weeks illness of typhoid fever. She was 12 years, 3 or 8 months, and 7 days old, was a loveable little girl and a general favorite with every one. While she has been seriously ill her condition was not considered dangerous until Saturday evening. The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. L. O. Richmond from the home on Second street at 4 o’clock on account of the early departure of her uncles, Walter, Hal and Howard Bixby for their homes. Among the floral offerings was one of a very touching nature from her little girl companions, a broken wheel of white and green, bearing the colors of the little ______ club of which Dorothy was a member. Our sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and family who are thus doubly bereaved in so short a time. (Note: Dorothy’s grandfather passed away Aug. 23, 1906, her uncles had been here for his funeral)
No children of this marriage in these records.
(34) Laurence Bixby Campbell, son of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, was born 28 Feb 1882 in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, and married 27 Jun 1907 in Lawrence Co., OH, (115) Alice Ward Clarke, daughter of Cambridge Culbertson and Alice Lovell (Ralston) Clarke, who was born 1 Aug 1882 in Lawrence Co., OH. Laurence Bixby died 2 Sep 1949 in Lake Worth, FL and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Laurence Bixby Campbell:
Lived Ironton in 1924. Married by W. H. Hampton.
I.E.T. Tues., Sept. 6, 1949 – DEATHS AND FUNERALS – LAURENCE B. CAMPBELL – Friends here received word today of the death at Lake Worth, Florida of Laurence B. Campbell, 67, former Ironton resident, member of one of the city’s pioneer families and widely known here.
Mr. Campbell died early Friday morning September 2, during sleep, at Lake Worth Inn, owned and operated by his son, Clarke Campbell.
Laurence Bixby Campbell was born and reared in this city, a son of Harry H. and Elizabeth Bixby Campbell. He resided here all his life until he went to Florida several years ago.
For a number of years Mr. Campbell was associated with his father in the operation of the Ironton Wood Mantel Company here. For years he was a member of the Ironton Rotary Club and also served many years as its secretary.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church, both here and at Lake Worth, for years was a member of the vestry and for 20 years treasurer of the Ironton church.
He is survived by his son Clarke, one daughter, Mrs. Helen Faulkner, Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Mrs. Marion Mitchell, New _____, and two brothers, Henry of Cleveland and Frank of Omaha, Nebraska.
The ashes will be received from Lake Worth by the Frank Feuchter funeral home and will be interred in the family plot at Woodland cemetery at a date to be determined after arrival here.
Notes for Alice Ward Clarke:
I.R. (no date) – KITCHEN SHOWER – A delightful shower of handsome and substantial kitchen utensils, descended upon Miss Alice Clarke Friday afternoon at a social event given by Miss Caroline Norton for her pleasure. A large clothes basket, beautifully trimmed with crimson rambler roses was placed in the center of the dining room table and completely filled with handsome and useful gifts. Miss Clarke was invited to the table, where she sat down and opened the gifts, amidst many happy and witty remarks from those present. All the house decorations were of the beautiful crimson rambler and scarlet and white carnations. The latter were also used on the dining table. After the gifts were opened and admired a delicious three course supper was served by Mrs. J. N. Morton, Mrs. Jere Davidson and able assistants, Mrs. J. W. Lowry, Mrs. L. D. Davis, and Mrs. J. W. Slater. The guest list included the following: Misses Alice Clarke, Eva Clawsson, Neenah, Wis.; Mayme Howard, Sara Murdock, Amelia Frost, Ethel Mittendorf, Florence and Polly Clarke, Mabel Butcher, Bess Moulton, Florence Newman, Alice Bixby, Felonise and Bess Moore, Helen Johnson, Alice and Ruth Willard, Jessie and Florence Hutsinpillar, Mrs. W. M. Merchant and guest Miss Rockwell of Cincinnati, Mrs. N. N. Potts, Mrs. John Lowe, Mrs. E. O. Irish, Mrs. Mills Hutsinpillar. Mrs. Ralph Mountain, Mrs. F. J. Ginn and Mrs. J. R. Moore.
509*Rolston Clarke Campbell
(509) Rolston Clarke Campbell, son of Laurence Bixby and Alice Ward (Clarke) Campbell.
Notes for Rolston Clarke Campbell: May be known as Clarke Campbell or he had a brother by that name? smk.
Clarke Campbell lived in Lake Worth, Florida in September, 1949 and owned and operated the Lake Worth Inn.
(777) Helen Campbell, daughter of Laurence Bixby and Alice Ward (Clarke) Campbell, married (951) Faulkner.
Notes for Helen Campbell:
Lived in Phoenix, Arizona in September, 1949.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(35) Henry Campbell, son of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, was born 16 Sep 1898 in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, and married (774) Dorothy Ketter.
Notes for Henry Campbell:
Lived Toledo, Ohio in 1924.
Henry was still living in Sept., 1949 at Cleveland, Ohio.
775 son Campbell
776 son Campbell
(36) Frank Bixby Campbell, son of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, was born 16 Sep 1904 in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for Frank Bixby Campbell:
He was attending Wooster college in 1924.
Frank was still living in Sept., 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska.
(37) Edwin Hiram Campbell, descendant of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, was born about 1891. Edwin Hiram died Jun 1892 and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Edwin Hiram Campbell:
I.R. June 9, 1892 – DIED – Last Saturday evening, Edwin Hiram Campbell, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell, died at the age of fifteen months. The child had been sick, more or less, for several weeks, and finally it was seized by congestion of the brain, of which it died. The funeral took place from the residence last Monday, at four o’clock. Many friends were present. Rev. E. E. Moran led the solemn services; and Miss Ricker, Miss Moffett and Messrs. Bird and Lewis sang very tender and welcome hymns. Among the beautiful flowers sent in was a handsome design of an anchor made from white carnations and Perle des Jardin roses, the gift of the employees of the Ironton Mantle Works, of which Mr. Campbell is the manager. The burial was at Woodland. Frank and Howard Bixby and Wallace and Harry Moulton acted as pallbearers.
(38) Marian Campbell, daughter of Harry H. and Elizabeth F. (Bixby) Campbell, married (39) Ralph E. Mitchell.
Notes for Marian Campbell:
Marian, who became the wife of R. E. Mitchell, a professional singer in Ironton, has had four children.
Mrs. Marion Mitchell was still living in Sept., 1949.
505 Jordan Mitchell
506 Edwin Mitchell
507 Elizabeth Mitchell
508 Ted Mitchell
(23) Maria Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Hiram and Sarah E. (Woodrow) Campbell, was born 30 Jul 1845 in Mt. Vernon Frn., Lawrence Co., OH, and married 12 Aug 1869, (25) John Harry/Henry Moulton, son of D. A. Moulton, who was born 23 Jan 1843 in Brunswick, Medina, OH. Maria Elizabeth died 13 Mar 1921 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. John Harry/Henry died 3 Mar 1910 in Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Maria Elizabeth Campbell:
I.R. March, 1921 – DEATH CALLED MRS. MOULTON – Beloved Lady Died Sunday At Her Home – Mrs. Mariah Moulton, 75 years of age, widow of Col. John H. Moulton, passed away some time Saturday night or Sunday morning, at her home on north Fifth street. When Mrs. Moulton retired for the night Saturday evening she seemed to be enjoying her usual good health but Sunday morning when her son, Carl Moulton, who resides in the house with his mother, attempted to arouse her she failed to respond and upon opening the door of the room he discovered the body of his mother lifeless on the floor and it presumed she became suddently ill and started for aid when death occurred. The announcement of the sudden death of Mrs. Moulton occasioned much sorrow throughout the city as she was one of the city’s most widely beloved ladies being ready at all times to alleviate suffering and sorrow wherever found. She was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and was at all times an interested Christian worker.
Mrs. Moulton was born July 30, 1845 at Mt. Vernon Furnace, this county but came to Ironton in her childhood where she has since resided. Her parents were Hiram and Sarah E. Campbell, pioneer residents of Lawrence county. Mrs. Moulton had three brothers and one sister, John W. Campbell of West Virginia, H. H. Campbell of this city and Jos. Campbell, deceased. The sister, Mrs. B. M. Caldwell, also preceded Mrs. Moulton in death. The following children survives: Wallace O. Moulton, J. Harry Moulton, Carl W. Moulton, Mrs. M. Richmond of Manila, P. I. and Donald A. Moulton. Col. Moulton died eleven years ago this March.
The funeral services will be held at two o’clock this afternoon at the home with Rev. Townsend of the Presbyterian church, in charge. Interment will be in Woodland cemetery.
I.R. Mon., March 14, 1921 – MRS. MARIAH MOULTON DIED SUNDAY MORNING – The announcement of the death of Mrs. Mariah Moulton, widow of the late Colonel John H. Moulton was quite shocking to a number of her more intimate friends and unwelcome indeed, to those residents of the city, outside of intimates. She had been in normal health up to and including the hour of her retirement Saturday evening and there was no previous intimation of any kind of impending visit of the Death Angel and for this reason the word of her death came like a bolt from a clear sky. When her son, Carl Moulton, who resides in the same house with her, sought to arouse her Sunday morning, he received no response and opening the door, found the lifeless body of his mother on the floor, with indications that she had been dead several hours. The fact that she had left her bed, would indicate that she was aware of her condition and was seeking help at the time of her demise. The news spread rapidly throughout the city Sunday morning and everywhere this splendid woman was known, it caused genuine sorrow and many expressions of sympathy for those bereft of her loving association.
Mrs. Moulton was born July 30, 1845, at Mt. Vernon Furnace, Lawrence county, Ohio, her parents being Hiram and Sarah E. Campbell, among the oldest and most esteemed of the pioneer stock of this locality. Her childhood was spent in the region in which she was born but later she came to Ironton and had lived her entire life in the home on the location in which she died. She had three brothers, John W. Campbell, now residing in West Virginia; H. H. Campbell of this city, and Joseph H. Campbell, who died some time ago in Cincinnati. One sister, Mrs. B. M. Caldwell, is dead.
On August 12, 1869, Miss Campbell was united in marriage to Colonel John H. Moulton, by the REv. J. H. Young, who at that time was the pastor of the Presbyterian church in this city. To this union was born eight children, of whom two died in infancy, and Fred S. Moulton in 1908. The children surviving are: Wallace C. Moulton, J. Harry Moulton, Carl W. Moulton, Mrs. Bessie M. Richmond, and Donald A. Moulton.
A very and incident in connection with the death of Mrs. Moulton was the frustration of an anticipated visit from her daughter, Mrs. Richmond, who was scheduled to sail from Manila, P.I. confidently expecting to pay an extended visit with her mother. A cablegram was sent yesterday to inform the daughter of her mother’s death.
Mrs. Moulton was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and her life was a daily exemplication of Christian service. She lived well and truly, gave largely of her time and wealth to charitable purposes and was ever interested in the better things of this life. As the wife of Colonel Moulton, and the mother of this splendid family of children, her life, her life was simply ideal. She was domestically inclined and was never happier than when surrounded by the members of her own household, for whom she loved to plan and work. Her entire married life was spent in the beautiful hom in which she died.
Mr. Moulton died eleven years ago last March third., terminating a married relationship that was mutually ideal. Mrs. Moulton was a highly cultured lady, having been a student at a college in Cincinnati. She was a lovable companion and a true friend and many persons who had been the beneficiaries of her kindness, will be grieved to learn of her passing.
The funeral will be held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at her home, with Rev. Mr. Townsend of the Presbyterian church in charge. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.
S.W.R. Wed., March 23, 1921 – MOULTON WILL IS FILED FOR PROBATE – J. Harry Moulton is named as executor in the will of the late Mariah E. Moulton, filed for probate Monday. All the household goods and eighteen shares of First National Bank stock are left to Mrs. Elizabeth Richmond, and the residue of the estate is divided between Mrs. Richmond, W. C. Moulton, J. Harry Moulton, Carl W. Moulton and Don A. Moulton.
Notes for John Harry/Henry Moulton:
I.R. January 18, 1872 – We learn that John H. Moulton proposes leaving Sheridan Coal Works and taking up his residence in Cincinnati – He does not intend, however, to disolve his connection with the Works, but will act as the Cincinnati agent of the company. This community will regret the loss, as Mr. M. has made an extended friendship by his straight-forward and urban course as a business man. Mr. Joseph Bimpson, we understand will succeed him at the Coal Works. Mr. B. will meet with a generous welcome back to this region.
I.R. Oct. 4, 1883 – Jno. H. Moulton returned last Friday from a five weeks visit to the West.
I.R. Sept. 10, 1891 – John H. Moulton’s great-great-great etc., grandfather Robert Moulton, came to this country seven years after the Mayflower landed, and built the first ship ever built on the New England coast.
1900 Lawrence Co., Ohio census:
Moulton, John H. age 57
Maria C. age 53
Harry J. age 27
Carl W. age 24
Fred S. age 19
Bessie E. age 22
Donald age 15
Klineman, Sophia age 24 servant
Lawrence Co. Birth Records show children of John H. and Maria as: male b. Nov. 14, 1875 Upper Twp. male b. Oct. 07, 1879 Upper Twp. male b. Mar. 31, 1885 Upper Twp. John H. b. 20 Jan. 1881 Upper Twp.
EARLY IRONMASTERS WERE FOUR CORNERSTONES ON WHICH CITY OF IRONTON WAS CONSTRUCTED. I.R. Oct. 9, 1949 . . . The third member of the ironmasters was Col. J. H. Moulton, who was born in Brunswick, Ohio January 23, 1843. He moved to Sheridan to operate coal works in 1867 and married Miss Maria Elizabeth Campbell August 12, 1869. She was the eldest daughter of Hiram Campbell of Ironton.
Col. Moulton died March 3, 1910 after leaving many notable advancements in the erection of the iron industries. He helped erect Sarah Furnace and to operate Mount Vernon Furnace. He was principal owner of the Vernon Iron Company which was later turned over to the care of his sons, J. Harry and Carl Moulton, both deceased. In addition to his two sons, other children were Wallace, Mrs. L. O. Richmond and Donald. (the other three ironmasters were: John Campbell, Hiram Campbell and William Naylor McGugin – see their sketches – smk)
S.W.I. March 4, 1910 – WITHOUT WARNING COL. MOULTON DIED THURSDAY MORNING – Consternation best expresses the feelings of the citizens of Ironton when the word was passed Thursday morning that Col. J. H. Moulton had passed away. This announcement was so unexpected and so unwelcome that those who heard it could scarcely give it credence. Yet twas true, this spendid citizen, respected, honored and esteemed, has passed from earth and his cordial, friendly salutation will be heard no more.
Col. Moulton’s health has not been very good for some time, yet his condition was not considered serious. He was down town Wednesday and his friends and acquaintances noticed nothing unusual in his condition. His greetings were as cordial and his manner as friendly as ever. He made no complaints Wednesday evening and retired early. Upon arising Thursday morning he felt very well and and concluded to accompany Mrs. Moulton to the country to spend the day with mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Moulton. Shortly after six o’clock, however, he was seized with a sudden pain in the region of his heart and his condition grew alarming rapidly. His sons were awakened and Dr. Moxley summoned. Under treatment by the physician he seemed to improve, but the term of relief was brief. Another attack was more severe and at 10 o’clock he lapsed into unconsciousness. He remained in this condition until his death ensued at about 10:15 o’clock. Drs. Moxley and Moore labored incessantly to afford the stricken man relief, but to no avail. His eyes closed in everlasting sleep and there passed from earth the soul of a man beloved by his fellows, honored, revered and esteemed for his noble qualities.
Col. Moulton was born at Brunswick, O., January 22, 1843 and consequently was little past 67 years of age. He came to Lawrence county in 1867 and settled at Sheridan where he operated the Sheridan coal works. On August 12, 1869 he was united in marriage to Miss Maria Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Campbell of Ironton. To this union were born the following children: Wallace Campbell, of Gary, Ill; J. Harry of Moulton, Mrs. L. O. Richmond of Shelbyville, Ind.; Carl and Donald of this city. Also Frederick Stuart Moulton, who died in October 1908, and two other children that died in infancy.
After a stay of a few years at Sheridan, Col. Moulton moved to Cincinnati and operated with the firm of Barrett and Moulton. In 1875 he came to Ironton and since that time to the hour of his death he had been a continous resident of this city. He was one of the builders of Sarah furnace and operated it for a number of years. He was also the operator of Vernon furnace at Moulton, now under control of his son J. Harry Moulton.
Col. Moulton, in addition to his family is survived by one brother, D. A. Moulton, vice president of the Corn Exchange Bank of Chicago and one sister, Mrs. Wyman of Los Angeles, Cal.
Col. J. H. Moulton was connected with some of the most prominent families in Ohio. His brother, Chas. now dead, married a sister of the late Senator John Sherman. He also had a sister who married Hoyt Sherman, a brother of the Senator. Hon. Harry R. Probasco, and Mrs. Frank Wiborg, both of whom will be here to attend the last sad rites.
The funeral services over the remains, while not definitely arranged, will probably be held Saturday afternoon. The interment will be in Woodland cemetery. The members of the family, who are absent from the city are hastening home to attend the funeral.
I.R. March 10, 1910 – COL. J. H. MOULTON DEAD – The REGISTER’s announcement Thursday of the sudden death of Col. J. H. Moulton brought sadness to the hearts of all our citizens for he was one of Irontons most-highly respected and influential citizens.
Col. Moulton while he had not been in the best of health for sometime, was able to get about the streets as usual and only Wednesday was down town, greeting his friends in his usual happy and cheerful manner. Wednesday evening, he sat up and read evening papers and talked with the family and seemed to be feeling even better than usual. He retired early and enjoyed a good night’s rest, and as Mrs. Moulton had had planned to spend the day with her son, Harry and his wife at Moulton, he was up a little earlier than usual in the morning. After arising and feeling so well he decided he would accompany Mrs. Moulton to the country. Shortly after 6 o’clock while getting ready for the trip he was taken ill with a violent pain near his heart and Mrs. Moulton aroused the household and Dr. Moxley was called. The doctor gave him treatment that seemed to relieve him for a short time but soon the _arosysm of pain returned. This attack seemed to be worse than the first and at about ten o’clock he told his sons, Carl and Don that the pain was so great he could not stand it, that it was just like a dagger piercing his heart. Shortly after this he lapsed into unconsciousness and died at about 10:15 A.M., in spite of the efforts of Drs. Moxley and Moore, who were working with him. His death was evidently due to a diseased heart.
John Henry Moulton was born January 23, 1843 at Brunswick, O., and was hence a little over 67 years of age. He came to Sheridan about 1867 to operate the Coal Works there and on August 12, 1869 he was united in marriage to Miss Maria Elizabeth Campbell, eldest daughter of Mr. Hiram Campbell of this city. To this union were born the following children: Wallace Campbell, of Gary, Ill.; J. Harry of Moulton, Mrs. L. O. Richmond, of Shelbyville, Ind.; Carl and Donald of this city. Also Frederick Stuart Moulton who died in October, 1908, and two other children that died in infancy.
After operating the Sheridan Coal Works for a few years, Col. and Mrs. Moulton moved to Cincinnati, where he was connected with the firm of Barrett & Moulton. They came to Ironton in 1875 when Col. Moulton became connected with H. Campbell & Sons in the iron business and has ever since that time made Ironton his home. In 1877 in company with H. Campbell & Sons they erected Sarah Furnace and operated it for a long time. He also operated Mt. Vernon Furnace out at Moulton and in time became the principal owner of the Vernon Iron Company. The lands of this company are now being looked after by his son, J. Harry Moulton.
Col. Moulton has one brother, D. A. Moulton, Vice President of the Corn Exchange bank at Chicago and one sister, Mrs. Wyman who resides at Los Angeles, Cal.
Col. J. H. Moulton was connected with some of the most prominent families in Ohio. His brother, Chas. now dead, married a sister of the late Senator John Sherman. He also had a sister that married Hoyt Sherman, a brother of the Senator. Near relatives in Cincinnati are Hon. Harry R. Probasco, and Mrs. Frank Wiborg, both of whom were here to attend the last sad rites and funeral services.
- R. March 17, 1910 – WILL WAS FILED – The last will and testament of John H. Moulton has been filed for probate and it is an interesting document in many ways. The will was drawn on February 5, 1889 and was witnessed by J. D. White, who was then the local agent of The Western Union Telegraph company, Thos. Salt, who was an operator in the Western Union office and Frank E. Holliday, who is now in new York. The will bears no codicils and was filed just as it was written twenty years ago. Mr. Moulton leaves everything, all his real estate and personal property to his wife and she is named as executrix. He requires that she give no bond and that no appraisement be made of his estate. The will says the property to remain with Mrs. Moulton until she dies or remarries when it is to go to his children, share and share alike. He asks that his children, who were all young at the time the will was written, be educated as far as the mother decides is possible with the income of the estate. He commits his children to the care of God and asks that they be correctly guided.
BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA AND PORTRAIT GALLERY – MOULTON, JOHN H., business man, Ironton, Ohio, was born in Medina county, Ohio, January 23d, 1843. He is descended, through many generations, from John Moulton, who emigrated from England to America in the year 1748, and settled in Vermont; and from whom have sprung a large progeny of that name in this country. The given name of this English progenitor has been perpetuated in that of our subject. The father of our subject, D. A. Moulton, came from Vermont to Ohio, some time in the decade that followed 1830. He was a bridge and house contractor and builder, and erected many of the early structures in the State. A staunch whig, he took an active part in the political campaigns of his party. He was one of the best informed men of his day, and possessed a memory of dates and events that was truly remarkable. He had six children, all honorably settled in life, and some of whom are connected by marriage with families of national note. The oldest son is Colonel Charles W. Moulton, of Cincinnati, whose wife is a daughter of the late Judge Sherman of Ohio, father of General and of Secretary Sherman. The third son, D. A. Moulton, married Alice E., daughter of George Willard, Esq., of Ironton, Ohio. The oldest daughter, Harriet M., is wife of General Martin Tuttle of Des Moines, Iowa. The second daughter, Sarah E., is wife of Hoyt Sherman, of the same city, youngest brother of General and Secretary Sherman. The third daughter, Bina M., is relict of Colonel S. H. Lunt, who died at at Mobile during our late war. Mrs. Lunt is a lady of fine literary culture, and is a frequent contributor to various leading journals of the country, and in 1879 she made the tour through Europe. John H., our subject, the second son, received his education at the Mansfield, Ohio, high school, making his home in the meantime with his oldest brother, who was at that time merchandising in that city. He then engaged in the dry-goods trade with Messrs. Sturges, Wood & Co., of Mansfield, where he remained until the breaking out of our late civil war, when he joined the army in Virginia and became connected with the quartermaster’s department, having charge of the overland transportation. A year later he was stationed at Gallipolis, Ohio, in the same department, and subsequently in Cincinnati. For some eight months during the war he was managing editor of the OHIO STATE JOUNAL, at Columbus. In the fall of 1865 he came to Ironton and became connected with the Sheridan Mining Company as secretary and treasurer, in which capacity he continued nine years. In 1874, he became a member of the firm of H. Campbell & Sons, and has since taken an active part in the general business of the firm. He was one of the organizers of the Crescent Iron Works of Pomeroy, Ohio, and is still a director in the same; is president of the Tyler Hoe and Tool Works of Ironton and a Director in the First National Bank of that city. He is also a member of the firm of Moulton & Nigh, who are engaged in putting up fruit by what is known as the Aldine Fruit Preserving Process. In the proper season, employment is given to a large number of hands. In August, 1869, Mr. Moulton, married Maria E., daughter of Hiram Campbell of Ironton, and has had five children, four living, namely; Wallace Campbell, John Henry, Carl Woodrow and Lizzie Adeline Moulton. As a business man and a citizen, Mr. Moulton occupies a high and influential rank, and is very greatly respected for his gentlemanly manners and moral worth. In politics he is a republican.
43*John Harry Moulton
44*Carl Woodrow Moulton
45*Wallace Campbell Moulton
46*Elizabeth Adeline Moulton b.c 1878
47*Donald Alonzo Moulton b. 31 Mar 1885 d. 27 May 1944
50*Frederick Stuart Moulton d. Oct 1908
51 infant Moulton
52 infant Moulton
(43) John Harry Moulton, son of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, married (118) Bonnie Iva Thuma.
Notes for John Harry Moulton:
a/k/a J. Henry Moulton was living at Moulton, OH in 1910.
John was active in local politics and was twice mayor of the city of Ironton, Ohio.
I.R. Dec. 24, 1891 – Harry Moulton has taken John Lane’s place in the First National Bank. Mr. Lane having accepted a nice position in a Huntington bank. John is an efficient and worthy young man. Harry Moulton is one of the finest boys in town, and we are glad he has the situation left vacant by Mr. Lane.
I.R. Jan. 14, 1892 – Thanks to Mr. J. H. Moulton for a copy of Buenos Ayres Standard, published in the South American republic. It is part English and part Spanish. The English reveals to us the fact that flat money is simply crushing out all commercial and national life down there. The more money fanatics are getting their dues. Distress pervades the entire country, and the nation will have to repudiate. They need a John Sherman down there badly.
S.W.R. Tues., Oct. 7, 1919 – HARRY MOULTON SUES HIS WIFE FOR A DIVORCE – CHARGING HER WITH ABANDONING HOME – MRS. MOULTON SAID TO HAVE GONE TO WEST VIRGINIA WITH ANOTHER MAN – MR. MOULTON WANTS CUSTODY OF CHILD. – Charging that his wife, Bonnie T. Moulton, wilfully abandoned him, Harry T. Moulton filed suit this morning for divorce and custody of their child.
The suit was filed through plaintiff’s attorneys Johnson & Jones. The petition sets out that they were married December 15, 1905, and have one child, J. Henry Moulton, now age 8. He further charges that the defendant is guilty of gross neglect of duty in this, in not remaining at theeir home and caring for their home, and associating with the plaintiff as a married woman should.
Wherefore plaintiff prays a divorce, custody, care and control of their child, and such other relief as he is entitled to.
Several weeks ago the defendant abandoned plaintiff and is said to have gone to West Virginia in company with another man.
326*John J. Harry Moulton, III b. 23 Mar 1911
(326) John J. Harry Moulton, III, son of John Harry and Bonnie Iva (Thuma) Moulton, was born 23 Mar 1911 in Lawrence Co., OH, and married 4 Nov 1937 in Richmond, VA, (1011) Leland Seegars Camlin.
Notes for John J. Harry Moulton, III:
I.E.T. Thurs., Nov. 11, 1937 – MR. JOHN J. MOULTON WEDS MISS CAMLIN AT RICHMOND VIRGINIA – CHURCH CEREMONY UNITES SON OF ONE OF IRONTON’S MOST PROMINENT FAMILIES AND SOUTH CAROLINA GIRL – Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moulton of North Fifth street received word today of the marriage of their nephew, Mr. John J. Moulton, III and Miss Leland Seegars Camlin at Richmond, Virginia.
The wedding was solemnized Thursday evening, November 4th at the Ginter Park Methodist Church by Rev. Williams, pastor.
The groom is a descendant of one of Ironton’s pioneer families. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Moulton of Richmond, Virginia, former residents of this city. He graduated from Ironton high school and is an honor graduate of the University of Virginia, where he completed a course in Business and Commerce. At the present he is holding a fine position in the office of the Virginia Electric Company.
The bride is a charming young lady and a descendant of a prominent Southern family. She formerly resided at Florence, South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Moulton will reside in a furnished apartment on Garland avenue in Richmond.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(44) Carl Woodrow Moulton, son of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, married (783) Eloise Clarke.
Notes for Carl Woodrow Moulton: I.R. July 31, 1890 – Harry and Carl Moulton were on the Detroit excursion and went to see the family of General Alger who received and entertained them in royal fashion.
Was living in Ironton in 1910. Carl was treasurer of the Belfont Iron Works Co., and of the Henrite Products Co., Ironton, Ohio, and a member of the Board of Education there.
Notes for Eloise Clarke:
Eloise taught piano and organ. She lived at 304 North Fifth St., Ironton, Oh., She furnished names of the descendants of Hiram Campbell.
784 Charles Woodrow Moulton
(45) Wallace Campbell Moulton, son of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, married Jun 1903 in Steubenville, OH, (781) Florence Benton Christie, daughter of J. H. Christie, Dr..
Notes for Wallace Campbell Moulton:
I.R. June 11, 1896 – Wallace Moulton is now connected with the Wagner Parlor Car Co. at Chicago. He will eventually go in the office, but must first take experience on the trains. He is now running as sleeping car conductor from Chicago to Minneapolis.
Was living in Gary, Illinois in 1910.
I.R. Oct. 22, 1908 – Wallace Moulton of Bessemer, Ala., who was called north by the death of his brother Fred Moulton, was here Monday to see his father and from here returned to Cincinnati and to Mansfield to attend the funeral.
Wallace was Superintendent of the Republic Iron and Steel Co., Birmingham, Alabama.
Notes for Florence Benton Christie:
I.R. June 18, 1903 – (The Steubenville (Ohio) Gazette of Wednesday says: One of the most beautiful of the June weddings was that of Miss Florence Benton, daughter of the late Dr. J. H. Christie and Mr. Wallace C. Moulton, which took place Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. M. E. Christie, on North Third Street. The spacious old home was handsomely decorated with laurel blossom, potted plants and pink and white roses and carnations, the color scheme of pink and white being artistically carried out through all the apartments, which were covered with white linen, making an admirable setting for the bridal party. To the inspiring strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss Emma Campbell on the piano, with violin accompainment by Miss Emma Johnson of Bellevue, Pa., the bridal party took their designated places in the parlor. The officiating clergyman, Rev. Mr. Irwin, preceded the groom, and his best man, James T. Sarrett, who took their places and awaited the coming of the bride. Her sister, Miss Mary Christie, preceded her, most exquisitely gowned in yellow silk mull over silk and carried Marshal Niel roses tied with yellow ribbon. The bride in a pure white bridal robe of silk mull trimmed with lace chiffon slowly followed, leaning upon the arm of her brother, R. Christie, who gave her to the keeping of the groom when the beautiful and impressive ceremony was pronounced that made them husband and wife, by Rev. Mr. Irwin in the presence of 100 guests.
After congratulations and best wishes were bestowed, a wedding banquet was served by Falk & O’Neal, the bridal tables with the pink and white floral decorations being of exquisite beauty. After the banquet, Mr. and Mrs. Moulton left to prepare for their wedding journey. At the top of the stairway the bride paused and threw her bouquet which was divided into three parts among the bevy of young people who were in waiting below. One part contained a ring, the second a thimble and the third a silver dime. Miss Eleana Frazier of Pittsburg was the lucky maiden and received the ring. The young people received a large number of beautiful and valuable presents, which will adorn their pretty cottage home in Mingo, where they will take up their residence on their return from an extended bridal journey to Columbus, Cleveland and Boston.
The groom is the chief clerk at the furnace of the Carnegie Steel Company of Mingo, and a son of Col. J. H. Moulton, a prominent iron manufacturer of Ironton. He has made his home in Steubenville for several years and is esteemed in business and social circles. His bride is an accomplished young lady, of sweet and winsome manners, and has also made many friends during her sojourn in the city. They start on life’s pathway under bright and happy auspices and with the congratulations and good wishes of hosts of friends.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(46) Elizabeth Adeline Moulton, daughter of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, was born about 1878 and married 20 Nov 1907 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (48) Louis Oscar Richmond who was born 2 Mar 1876 in Ottawa, KS. Louis Oscar died 8 Nov 1952 in Shelbyville, IN.
Notes for Elizabeth Adeline Moulton:
They were living in Shelbyville, Indiana in 1910. They were living in Manila in 1921.
Need to get their wedding announcement – Ironton Semi-Weekly Irontonian, November 22, 1907 p. 5 – Miss Elizabeth Moulton, only daughter of Col. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton, married Wednesday, November 20, 1907 Rev. Louis E. (sic) Richmond, Ironton, Ohio.
Notes for Louis Oscar Richmond:
Louis Oscar Richmond, b. Ottawa, Kansas, March 2, 1876; Adelbert Col. of Western Reserve University, 1897; Union Theological Seminary, 1897-8; Auburn Theological Seminary 1898-1900; student Edinburgh University 1904-5; m. Elizabeth Adeline Moulton, Ironton, Ohio, November 20, 1907; ordained Ashtabula, Ohio, Cleveland Presbytery, April 11, 1900; Ironton, Ohio 1900-1907; Shelbyville, Indiana, 1907-10; Central Church, Terre Haute, 1910-18; Union Church, Manila, P.I. 1918 –. – from an old catalog of Auburn Theological Seminary. . .
I.T. Nov. 10, 1952 – Dr. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here from 1900 to 1907, died Saturday evening (November 8, 1952) at Shelbyville, Indiana.
Dr. Richmond was born at Ashtabula, Ohio, and was a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He served 3 years at the English Church in Manila, Phillipine Islands, 1919-22, and his other pastorates included Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Terre Haute, Indiana and Shelbyville, and to the two latter churches had been recalled to serve a second pastorate. He was pastor of the Ironton Church November 22, 1900, to March 13, 1907.
Dr. Richmond married Miss Elizabeth Moulton of this city forty years ago. Mrs. Richmond survives with two daughters, Mrs. Holden Leroy of Detroit, and Mrs. Norman Thurston, Shelbyville. Four grandchildren survive.
Burial will be at Shelbyville.
Dr. Richmond was a chaplain in World War I, and was a member of the National Guard.
Mrs. Carl Moulton of Ironton and Mrs. Don Moulton of Canton will attend the services.
(778) Betty Richmond, daughter of Louis Oscar and Elizabeth Adeline (Moulton) Richmond, married (555) Holden Leroy.
Notes for Holden Leroy: Lived Detroit, MI in 1952.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(779) Mary Richmond, daughter of Louis Oscar and Elizabeth Adeline (Moulton) Richmond, married (780) Norman Thurston.
Notes for Norman Thurston:
Lived Shelbyville, IN in 1952.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(47) Donald Alonzo Moulton, son of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, was born 31 Mar 1885 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, and married 15 Jun 1914, (785) Shirley Louise Courtney. Donald Alonzo died 27 May 1944.
Notes for Donald Alonzo Moulton:
Was living in Ironton in 1910.
No children were born of this marriage.
I.R. May 29, 1944 – Don Moulton died suddenly Saturday night, May 27, 1944, at his home in Canton, Ohio, where he and his wife, the former Shirley Courtney, of this city, had made their home the past half dozen years. He was born 58 years ago in the home on 5th and Lawrence Streets, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moulton. He was the youngest son of Col. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton. He graduated from Ironton high school about 1905, and for 16 years was Associate Professor of Ceramics at Iowa State College. Summers he spent considerable time in research work in the Black Hills, in the Dakotas. His present position was Experimental Engineer at the General Fire Proofing Co., at Canton. In addition to Mr. Carl Moulton, one brother, Wallace C. Moulton, of Atlanta, Georgia, now ill, and one sister, Mrs. L. O. Richmond, survive. Two brothers preceded in death, J. Harry Moulton, twice Mayor of this city, and Fred Moulton.
In December, 1937, he was with the Standard Brick and Tile Co., Evansville, Indiana.
–of 1023 East Sargas St., Louisville, Ohio, died very suddenly of a heart attack, May 27, 1944. –from clippings and forms filled out by Mr. Moulton, Alumnus Association, Ohio State University. (from microfilm – Briggs Library)
No children of this marriage in these records.
(50) Frederick Stuart Moulton, son of John Harry/Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Campbell) Moulton, married 6 Nov 1906 in Mansfield, OH, (782) Maria Brumfield, daughter of Charles Brumfield. Frederick Stuart died Oct 1908.
Notes for Frederick Stuart Moulton: Fred graduated from the Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio.
I.R. Oct. 22, 1908 – Wallace Moulton of Bessemer, Ala., who was called north by the death of his brother Fred Moulton, was here Monday to see his father and from here returned to Cincinnati and to Mansfield to attend the funeral.
I.R. Oct. 28, 1908 – LAST SAD RITES – Mrs. J. H. Moulton and sons, Carl and Don Moulton and Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Moulton have returned from Mansfield, where they attended the funeral of Fred. Moulton, which was held Tuesday.
The last sad rites were attended by many of the deceased’s college friends and fraternity brothers, and the general manager of the company for whom he worked. A Mr. Sneddon, came all the way from Vayonne, N. J., to attend the funeral. The floral offerings was a very large and costly one-the design, a broken wheel, sent by the company, being a most beautiful affair.
It was learned from Mr. Sneddon that Mr. Moulton was to have been made a sales agent, a most desirable and lucrative position, just as soon as he completed the work in Cincinnati, upon which he was engaged when his fatal illness came.
Notes for Maria Brumfield:
No issues were born of this marriage.
S.W.I. Wed., Nov. 7, 1906 – WEDDING – OF MR. MOULTON AND MISS BRUMFIELD AT MANSFIELD – In the smiling presence of a large number of relatives and friends the beautiful wedding of Miss Marie Brumfield and Frederick Moulton was solemnized last evening at half after six o’clock at the First Congregational church, Rev. E. B. Mattson, officiating.
The church was exquisitely decorated in greeen and white, the altar pulpit and choir box, being a bower of floral and _veranal beauty, with palms, ferns, smilax and many potted plants. Suspended over the altar was a large bow knot of white chrysanthemums and smilax.
Promptly at 6:300 o’clock the vespar choir marched to the choir box singing Lohengrin’s wedding march, accompanied on the organ by S. Dwight Smith. From the rear of the church the bridal party entered, the bridesmaids marched down the east aisle, accompanied by the ushers marching down the west aisle of the church. Miss Marguerite Hurst and Clarence Angle led the bridal party, followed by Miss Leile Jones and Henry Hicks, of Chicago, Miss Gertrude Abbot, and Carl Moulton, brother of the groom, Miss Mabel Feiger and Eugene Reed, Miss Beatrice Wolff and Robert Johnson, Miss Ella Roe as maid of honor then entered, followed by Master Charles Brumfield, brother of the bride and Miss Gene Crouse, pillow bearers, and Lewis Brumfield, carrying a large white rose which held the ring. The bride entered in the arm of her father and in an exquisite princess gown of white satin with bodice garnitures and skirt pan is of duchesse lace, orange blossoms caught her veil, and she carried a shower boquet of swansonia and white rosebuds. The grrom with his best man, Charles Swift, of Cleveland, met the bride at the altar and the deeply impressive ring service was used by which the young couple plighted their troth. the bridal party marched from the ch___ to the beautiful hymn “Ancien of Days,” sung by the vesper choir.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents on West Third street at which the immediate friends and relatives were present.
The bride was assisted in receiving by the entire bridal party, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton, parents of the groom and mr. and Mrs. Brumfield. After the congratulations had been received an elaborate two course wedding supper was served. The bride’s table was handsomely decorated with smilax and white chrysanthemums. The place cards where hand-painted with white wedding bells and the initials B. and M. in gold. Those seated at the bridal table were the bride and groom, the entire bridal party, Miss Moulton, sister of the groom and George Blymyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Moulton left at midnight for a two weeks trip through the south.
The wedding presents comprised of handsome gifts of silver and cut glass. The bride’s gifts from her father was a beautiful piano and check. The groom’s parents gave a handsome check and a large mahoganey clock. An uncle of the bride, gave a handsome chest of silver.
Miss Brumfield is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brumfield, of this city, is a graduate of the local high school and an accomplished musician.
Mr. Moulton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton of Ironton, is a graduate of Case college at Cleveland and a popular member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Those present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moulton, Miss Bess Moulton and Carl Moulton of Ironton; Mr. and Mrs. Sheets, of Toledo; Charles Swift of Cleveland, Henry Hicks, of Chicago and J. R. Sweet, of Los Angeles. Cal-Mansfield Shield.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(328) Minnie Campbell, daughter of Hiram and Sarah E. (Woodrow) Campbell, was born Nov 1856 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, and married 25 Oct 1876 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (329) Benson M. Caldwell. Minnie died Aug 1890 in Bridgeport, OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Minnie Campbell:
I.R. Oct. 26, 1878 – Mr. Benson Caldwell and Miss Minnie Campbell, daughter of H. Campbell, Esq. were married at the Presbyterian church last night, after which they held a reception at the residence of the bride, where the congratulations were happy and numerous. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell leave this evening for Cincinnati from which point they will extend their visit to the East.
I.R. Aug. 21, 1890 – MRS. MINNIE CAMPBELL CALDWELL died at her home in Bridgeport, last Friday. She had been sick for some weeks, but none supposed that death would be the result; so, when the news came last Saturday, of Mrs. Caldwell’s death, this community, where she was raised and which knew her so kindly, was greatly shocked. The malady which took her off so suddenly was of a spinal character which resulted in brain inflamation. The remains were brought here Sunday, and on Monday afternoon, the funeral occured at the residence of her parents. There was a large attendence, for all held the deceased in sweet remembrance. Rev. E. E. Moran conducted the services, and spoke warmly of her virtures. The choir composed of Mrs. Stanley Lee, Miss Ricker, Messrs T. C. Davis, H. B. Wilson and E. J. Bird sang three pieces: “She is Gone,” “Come ye Disconsolate,” and “Beyond the Weeping.” The singing was beautiful and impressive. The interment was at Woodland. The pall bearers were H. B. Wilson, H. E. Norton, F. C. Tomlinson, S. B. Steece, W. S. Kirker, S. G. Gilfillon, and Mr. Buchanon.
Minnie Campbell Caldwell was born in Ironton in November 1856, and so was in her 31st year. In 1876 when 20 years of age she was married. All her life she lived here, until six years ago when she moved to Bridgeport, Ohio. Her husband and one little boy are left to mourn that she is no more. Mrs. Caldwell was a bright cheerful woman. Sunshine followed her always; and in her hapiness, wherever she went, others rejoiced. She leaves to the world a memory as gentle and sweet as the odor of spring flowers.
Notes for Benson M. Caldwell:
I.R. Oct. 28, 1886 – Mr. and Mrs. Benson Caldwell celebrated their 10th anniversary with a pleasant party, last Monday night.
I.R. Feb. 13, 1890 – B. M. Caldwell is in town but is too hoarse to be interviewed.
I.R. Mar. 27, 1890 – Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Caldwell are in town this week.
330 Halsted W. Caldwell
(745) Eliza Campbell, daughter of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, married (761) James Ralston.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(746) John Milton Campbell, son of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, was born 1812 in Fleming Co., KY. John Milton died 1844 in Africa.
Notes for John Milton Campbell:
Microfilm – Briggs Library – John Milton Campbell, b. 1812 Fleming County, Kentucky; d. unmarried 1844, Africa. He lived in Brown County, Ohio, 1824; graduated from Miami University, 1840; was a missionary to the Indians, 1840; graduated 1843, Lane Theological Seminary. His life and letters were published in a memoir by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. A large memorial window was placed, by his brother Hiram, at a cost of $40,000, in the Presbyterian Church in Ironton. The circular window depicts scenes in the life of a missionary in Africa.
(747) Jane Campbell, daughter of James W. and Mary (Duncan) Campbell, married (762) William Macklen.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(749) James Wilson Campbell, son of James W. and Elizabeth (Kerr) Campbell, married 1853, (763) Sarah Jane Kirkpatrick.
Notes for Sarah Jane Kirkpatrick:
Microfilm – Briggs Library – James Wilson Campbell m. Sarah Jane Kirkpatrick, dau. of Thomas O. Kirkpatrick (1798-1844) m. Polly Reid (1807-1844); gdau. of John Kirkpatrick (1745-1813) m. Martha _______ (b. 1831 d. 1878)
764 Eveline N. Campbell
(16) Charles Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born 28 Dec 1779 and married 20 Sep 1803 in Adams Co., OH, (29) Elizabeth Tweed, daughter of Archibald and Jannetta (Patterson) Tweed, who was born about 1777. Charles died 26 Sep 1871. Elizabeth died 5 Aug 1870 in Morton, IL.
Notes for Charles Campbell:
Microfilm – Briggs Library – states his birth as 21 Dec. 1777 death 25 Sep 1871
Also states that Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell lived not far from the home of Gen. U.S. Grant’s parents, and some of the children attended the same school.
Charles taught school several terms when a young man, but devoted almost the whole of his life to agriculture. He went to Kentucky in 1790 and in 1800 to Brown County, Ohio, where he lived 35 years, then went to Tazewell County, Ilinois, and remained there 35 years more. In 1870 he went to Mahaska County, Iowa, and died there in 1871. He and Elizabeth Tweed Campbell, a native of Maryland, b. February 13, 1777, spent 67 years of life together, and – what is remarkable – both lived to the ripe old age of 94 years. Their remains rest side by side in Tazewell County, Illinois. They were married in Maryland (he also state they were married in Adams Co., OH ?) and had five children.
Also see Evans, History of Adams County, Ohio. 1900 re: John Campbell.
Notes for Elizabeth Tweed:
I.R. Aug. 11, 1870 – DIED – CAMPBELL – At Morton, Illinois, Aug. 5th, Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Charles Campbell, and mother of John Campbell, Esq., of this city, aged 93 years, 5 months, and 20 days.
On Sunday, four days before her death, she was walking across the road to her son’s, who lived opposite, when she tripped on a rail, fell, and so injured herself that she died from the effects. Her husband is still living.
28*William Wilson Campbell b. 6 Aug 1804 d. 16 Dec 1880
1*John Campbell b. 14 Jan 1808 d. 30 Aug 1891
750*James Marcellus Campbell
751*Joseph Newton Harvey Campbell b. 30 Jan 1816
(28) William Wilson Campbell, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell, was born 6 Aug 1804 and married (765) Sarah Porter. William Wilson died 16 Dec 1880 in Morton, IL.
Notes for William Wilson Campbell:
I. R. Dec. 30, 1880 – William W. Cambell, a brother of John Campbell, of this place, died at Morton, Ill., on the 16th. The deceased was a farmer and was 77 years of age, four years older than Mr. Campbell of Ironton.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(1) John Campbell, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell, was born 14 Jan 1808 in Georgetown, Adams Co., OH, and married 16 Mar 1837 in Pine Grove Frn., Lawrence Co., OH, (2) Elizabeth Caldwell Clarke, daughter of James and Mary (Ellison) Clarke, who was born 15 Apr 1815 in Manchester, OH. John died 30 Aug 1891 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. Elizabeth Caldwell died 19 Nov 1893 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for John Campbell:
History of Adams County – JOHN CAMPBELL – The earliest ancestor of which we have any account was Duncan Campbell, of Argyleshire, Scotland. He married Mary McCoy in 1612, and removed to Londonerry in Ireland the same year. He had a son, John Campbell, who married in 1655, Grace Hay, daughter of Patrick Hay, Esq. of Londonderry. They had three sons, one of whom was Robert, born 1665, and who, with his sons, John, Hugh and Charles Campbell, emigrated to Virginia in 1696 and settled in that part of Orange County, afterward incorporated in Augusta. The son, Charles Campbell, was born in 1704, and died in 1778. In 1739, he was married to Mary Trotter. He had seven sons and three daughters. He was the historian of Virginia. His son, William, born in 1754, and died in 1822, was a soldier of the Revolution, and as such had a distinguished record as a General at King’s Mountain and elsewhere. He married Elizabeth Willson, of Rockbridge County, Virginia, a member of the distinguished Willson family. They had eleven children. Their son, Charles, was born December 28, 1779, and died September 26, 1871. He was married September 30, 1803, to Elizabeth Tweed, in Adams County. He had five sons. The third was John Campbell, of Ironton, born January 14, 1808, in Adams County, Ohio.
The Willson family intermarried with the Campbell family, who also have a distinguished record. Colonel John Willson, born in 1702, and died in 1773, settled near Fairfield, then Augusta County, Virginia, and was a Burgess of that county for twenty-seven years. He once held his court where Pittsburgh now stands. His wife, Martha, died in 1755, and both are buried in the Glebe burying ground in Augusta County, Virginia. His brother, Thomas, had a daughter, Rebekah, born in 1728, and died in 1820, who married James Willson, born in 1715 and died in 1809. This James Willson, with his brother, Moses, was found when a very young boy in an open boat in the Atlantic Ocean. They were accompanied by their mother and a maid. The mother died at the moment of rescue and the maid a few moments after. The captain of the rescuing ship brought the boys to this country where they grew up, married and spent their lives.
(see Mrs. John Campbell’s notes for next paragraph of this sketch)
On March 16, 1837, he was married at Pine Grove Furnace to Miss Elizabeth Caldwell Clarke, already mentioned, and they began housekeeping at Mt. Vernon Furnace.
. . . From his majority he had been opposed to the institution of slavery, and was an Abolitionist. His opinions on the subject of slavery were no doubt largely formed by his associations with Rev. John Rankins and men of his views, but as he grew older, his views against the institution intensified. His home was one of the stations on the Underground Railroad, and there the poor, black fugitive was sure of a friendly meeting and all needed assistance.
Mr. Campbell acted with the Whig party, and after its death, with the Republican party. He was a delegate to the State Repulican Convention in 1855. He never sought or held any public office until 1862, when, in recognition of his great and valuable services to the Republican party and to his country, President Lincoln appointed him the first Internal Revenue Collector for the Eleventh Collection District of Ohio, and he served in the office with great fidelity and honor until October 1, 1866, when he was succeeded by Gen. B. F. Coates.
In 1872, Mr. Campbell reached the height of his fortune. He was then worth over a million of dollars. Up to that time he had invested in and promoted almost every enterprise projected inside the circle of his acquaintance. He had not done this recklessly or extravagantly, but from natural disposition to promote prosperity.
In 1873, the Cooke panic overtook the country and from that time until 1883, there was a steady contraction in every enterprise with which Mr. Campbell was connected.
BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA AND PORTRAIT GALLERY – CAMPBELL, JOHN, iron master and capitalist, of Ironton, Ohio, was born near what is now called Ripley, in Brown county, Ohio, January 14th, 1808. His parentage is Scotch Irish, his ancestors having removed from Inveray, Argyleshire, Scotland, into the province of Ulster, Ireland, near Londonderry. Their descendants of a hundred years afterward emigrated to America, and settled in Augusta county, Virginia, and gave to the State of Virginia, and subsequently to the State of Tennessee, men who attained to civil and military distinction. The grandparents of our subject removed from Virginia to Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1790, and from thence in 1798, to that part of Ohio first called Adams county, subsequently divided into Brown and other counties, and settled at a place then called Stauton, but which is now Ripley, Ohio, where he was born, and where, in his early manhood, he engaged in business with an uncle, and from thence went to Hanging Rock. Here, in 1833, he was employed in building the old Hanging Rock Iron Forge, long since demolished, and the same year, he, with Andrew Ellison, built Lawrence Furnace for J. Riggs & Co., and took stock in it. These were the first iron works in which he engaged, but it was a beginning that gave him experience so needful in the many similar enterprises he afterward originated and controlled. In 1834, with Robert Hamilton, he built Mt. Vernon Furnace, and removed from Hanging Rock to manage it. From this furnace grew up those large iron interests which for a period of thirty years afterward were known under the firm name of Campbell, Ellison and Co., of Cincinnati. It was here he made the change of placing the boilers and hot blast over the tunnel head, thus utilizing the waste gases – a proceeding now generally adopted by the charcoal furnaces of that locality and others elsewhere in the United States.
In 1837, through the guarantee against any loss by Mr. Campbell and three other iron masters, Vesuvius Furnace was induced to test the hot blast principle. This, the first hot blast ever erected in America, was put up by William Firmstone, and though, by those opposed to the principle, it was contended that by it the iron would be weakened and rendered unfit for casting purposes, the result proved satisfactory to all concerned in producing an increased quantity of iron of the desired quality for foundry use. The active interest taken by Mr. Campbell in the first geological survey of the State led him to an appreciation of the fact that this iron region was destined to become one of the most important in the country. By personal inspection he selected and secured by patent from the general government, or purchased at low figures, the vast tracts of mineral land in the several counties where his furnaces are now located. In 1844, with Mr. John Peters, he built Greenup Furnace, Kentucky, and in 1846, Olive Furnace, Ohio, to which has since been added the Buckhorn Furnace. In 1847, he built the Gallia Furnace. In 1849, he became prime mover and principal stockholder in the organization of the Ohio Iron and Coal Company (composed of twenty-four members, twenty of whom were iron masters), and was made its president. This company purchased four hundred acres of land three miles above Hanging Rock, and laid out the town of Ironton. Mr. Campbell gave the new town its name, the first of some five towns afterward so called in the United States. The propriety of the name becomes more and more apparent as time passes. At the same time the stockholders in the town site obtained a charter and projected a railroad from the town back into the country some sixteen miles, which has since been known as the Iron Railroad, and connects Ironton with a number of furnaces and with a number of other iron and coal interests. This was the beginning of the present flourishing city, and inasmuch as Mr. Campbell was the principal in projecting these interests, he is justly entitled to the honor of being called the father of these enterprises and founder of Ironton. In 1849, he built Keystone Furnace. In 1850, he removed from Hanging Rock to Ironton, and with the Ohio Iron and Coal Company, purchased Lagrange Furnace. The same year he built the stove foundry of Campbell, Ellison & Co., and, in 1851, was one of the founders of the Iron Bank of Ironton, now known as First National Bank. In 1852, besides taking large stock in the Ironton Rolling Mill, now known as the New York and Ohio Iron and Steel Works he subscribed for one-half the stock for building the Olive Foundry and Machine Shop. He also purchased the celebrated Hecla cold-blast furnace. In 1853, he became one of the largest stockholders in the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company, which founded the town of Ashland, Kentucky. With Mr. D. T. Woodrow, he built Howard Furnace. In 1854, with S. S. Stone, of Troy, New York, and others of Ironton, he built a large establishment for the manufacture of the iron beam plow. The same year he built the Madison Furnace, and also became one of the heaviest stockholders in the erection of the Star Nail Mill, one of the largest in the country, and now known as the Bellefont Iron Works. In 1855, with Hon. V. B. Horton, at Pomeroy, he influenced the establishment of the first telegraphic communication between these cities and Cincinnati. In 1856, with Colonel William M. Bolles and others, he built Monroe Furnace, the largest charcoal furnace in the region. This and the Washington Furnace are now under the firm name of Union Iron Company, of which Mr. Campbell is president. In 1857, his rolling mill interests extended to Zanesville, Ohio, where he was one of the incorporators of the Ohio Iron Company. The Oak Ridge Furnace was operated by him at this date, but for a short time only. The stress at this time upon the iron market was relieved by the high prices obtained during the war. His loyalty to the government, although constantly devoted to business, has distinguished him as a very public-spirited citizen. Of the fourteen furnaces in which he has been engaged, he retains a controlling interest in eight, and has lately been interested in the erection of the Ironton Furnace. This makes the eleventh furnace that he has assisted to build. Of large frame and strong constitution, he now possesses and enjoys a healthy and active old age.
During his long industrial career, he has experienced the common successes and reverses attendant upon all business life, but, in the latter, his indomitable energy and unyielding pluck have been most remarkably displayed . He possesses, in a very high degree, the happy faculty of taking all things in a pacific manner, and regarding everything from a philosophical standpoint, he is seldom materially disturbed by an approaching business crash, as he realizes the fact that the highest wave must ultimately fall to the level. Although his parents were wealthy at their decease, yet they were of but little assistance to him, and his life exhibits what can be accomplished by industry and integrity, combined with good judgment. He has done more toward developing the resources of the Hanging Rock iron region, and at present controls more real estate and iron interests in it, than any other of its present iron masters.
EARLY IRONMASTERS WERE FOUR CORNERSTONES ON WHICH CITY OF IRONTON WAS CONSTRUCTED – I.R. Oct. 9, 1949 John Campbell, founder of Ironton, owned and operated 14 furnaces during his lifetime and is the best known of the four “ironmasters” of this area.
Mr. Campbell was born January 14, 1808 and in 1832 moved to Pine Grove where he became employed with the Pine Grove furnace works.
The first tract of land in the city was purchased by Mr. Campbell from Robert Hamilton in 1846 and Ironton was first laid out in 1849.
He was among the great planners for the development of the iron region of the county and area. . . (see Hiram Campbell, Col. J. H. Moulton and William Naylor McGugin for rest of article involving the four cornerstones – smk)
Ironton Register – September 12, 1878 – Hecla Park – Mr. John Campbell has been improving the hill to the left of the road just beyond the iron spring, on Storms Creek. At present, he is merely cutting a road by which to get to the summit, and after while, the bench below will be turned into a drive that will be pleasant for buggy riders. The Hecla Park is a romantic hill of about 80 acres. It is thick with the original forest trees. On one side, next the creek, are the most delightful picnic grounds in all this region. Just at the foot of the hill, this side, is the famous iron spring, which Mr. Foster, of Hecla, has been digging deeper and providing a stone basin that will furnish a plentiful supply of the healthful water. He has also constructed substantial troughs, where horses may water.
I.R. May 17, 1883 – COUNTERFEIT SILVER FOUND – Last Thursday, while John A. Dalton was plowing a field on the hillside below Burgess’ store, near Pinegrove station, he exhumed a quantity of counterfeit Mexican dollars and half dollars, about $278 in quantity. The coins bear the marks of age, and are rather poorly executed. Some time ago in the same field, some dies and parts of a press were found. The field, we understand, is a part of the Etna property.
How came the coin there? About 1836 or ’37 that region was suspected as being the headquarters for counterfeiting. In fact some arrests were made and the counterfeiting tools were discovered, but no conviction was ever secured. At that time, Mr. John Campbell was clerk at Lawrence furnace, and he says that there was a general belief that the work was going on but not much of the money was scattered in this region. There was quite a demand for the genuine coin – in fact that commanded a premium, for it was understood that the counterfeiters had plenty that as well as the bogus.
Strange that nearly 50 years should elapse, when all that region was turned up side down for ore and coal, and the coin remain hid until last week. But the purpose of the original proprietors was to hide it well.
Semi Weekly Irontonian – Nov. 15, 1907 – AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN CAMPBELL – In 1890 John Campbell of Ironton, Ohio made the following statement in regard to his life: He lived on his father’s farm, between Ripley and Georgetown, Brown county, Ohio, from birth 1808 to 1830, when in August, he commenced clerking in the store of his uncle Wm. Humphrey in Ripley, continued there til May, 1831, then his uncle sent him with a store to Russellville, a neighboring town, where he remained until 1832. He then engaged as clerk on the Steamer “BANNER”, running from Cincinnati to Pittsburg. On his second trip he announced in the cabin before some Iron men from the Hanging Rock Region, that he was open for engagement. Andrew Ellison and Robt. Hamilton invited him to clerk for them at Hanging Rock so he stopped off there in March 1833. The Hanging Rock Rolling Mill began in the building of “The Forge,” in March 1833. The stockholders of The Forge were the same in the building of Lawrence Furnace entitled “J. Riggs & Co.” tower; James Rodgers, Andrew Ellison, Robt. Hamilton, Robt. Dyer Burgess, Joseph Riggs, who subscribed even amounts. Mr. Campbell, had the privilege of investing but declined. He loaned J. Riggs & Co. $1500 to the building of Lawrence Furnace. From March 1833 to August 1833 he assisted at the books and helped superintend the men, in building the Hanging Rock Forge. Then he went to the site of Lawrence Furnace, called “Cranes’ Nest”, and assisted in erecting the same, as Superintendent under Andrew Ellison, from August 1833 to January 1st 1835; then visited his home in Brown county, Ohio, for two months, till March 1835; then returned to Hanging Rock and clerked at the “Landing” until June 1835; then he went to Mt. Vernon Furnace as Manager, and managed until July 1846. Mr. Campbell that year bought the residence of Andrew Ellison from his widow Jane Ellison, and moved, remaining in Hanging Rock from 1846 to Sept. 1850, when he removed to Ironton, where in December, 1850, he occupied his new Ironton residence. The foregoing were the only occupations Mr. Campbell ever engaged in up to 1850, and he never engaged in manual labor after leaving his father’s farm. Mr. Ellison, uncle of Mr. Campbell’s future wife, had managed at Mt. Vernon Furnace from late in 1834 to June 1835, when he moved to Hanging Rock; in 1838 he moved to Manchester, Ohio, where he resided until his death about 1865(7)?. The Andrew Ellison homestead at Hanging Rock is what is now known as the Hempstead place.
1850 Lawrence Co. OH census:
Campbell, John age 41 b. OH Iron Master
Elizabeth age 35 b. OH
Mary J. age 12 b. OH
Martha E. age 08 b. OH
E. J. age 06 b. OH female
Albert age 04 b. OH
Clara age 02 b. OH
Fox, Kate age 15 b. Ireland female
Fox, Rate age 12 b. Ireland male
1860 Lawrence Co. OH census: Village of Ironton 72-73 p. 166
Cambell, John age 52 b. OH Iron Master
Elizabeth C. age 45 b. OH
Mary Jane age 21 b. OH servant
Martha Means age 17 b. OH wife
Emma age 15 b. OH school
Albert age 14 b. OH
Clara age 11 b. OH
Charles age 09 b. OH
Chambers, Wm. age 17 b. VA
Hibernin? Cattaron age 22 b. PA servant
I.R. August 22, 1872 – JOHN CAMPBELL and E. McMILLIN have not been heard of. It is supposed they are among the mountains of West Virginia, hunting for wild bees and climbing for possums. When Stanley gets back from Africa, here will be a field for him. We will pay heavily for authentic intelligence from these wonderful travelers.
I.R. September 3, 1891 – JOHN CAMPBELL. – DEATH OF IRONTON’S FOREMOST CITIZEN – SOME FACTS OF HIS LIFE AND FUNERAL – John Campbell died last Sunday morning, August 30, at twenty minutes past seven. The immediate cause of his death was uremic poisoning. He was taken sick the Sunday previous, and at one o’clock, Monday morning, being in some pain, he arose, and went to Dr. Livesay’s, four square distant, for relief. His son Albert insisted upon going for the physician, but Mr. Campbell would not permit it, and was gone while Albert was getting ready. In an hour he returned, but found his case was of such a stubborn character that relief was not easily secured. Dr. Livesay, knowing the seriousness, was at his bedside, early the next morning, to push again his methods of relief, but without success. The obstinate character of the case soon brought on uremic poison, so by Wednesday, a comatose condition followed, and all omens of recovery departed. He was unconscious from Friday, but sank gradually until Sunday morning, when with his wife and two sons by his side, he breathed his last.
Mr. Campbell was born near Georgetown, Brown Co. O., January 14, 1808. He was a farmer boy and received the ordinary school education of those days. When a young man he went to clerk in a store of Mr. Humphreys, father of W. S. Humphreys, now of Ironton. This was at Ripley about 1828. Afterward, he started a store in connection with Mr. Humphreys, at Russellville. He is described then as a fine looking young man, devoted to business and universally respected. Getting tired of the slow life of a store keeper, in a quiet village, he left Russellville, and invested his savings, about $600, for a part interest in the steamer BANNER, and took a position as clerk on the boat.
During his second trip on the boat to Pittsburg, he sold out his interest. While returning on the steamer, he fell in with Robert Hamilton, the pioneer iron man of Hanging Rock iron region, and asked him if there was an opening for a young man at the Rock, and was told to stop off and see. This he did, in 1832, and was given a position as clerk at Pinegrove furnace. The next year he became associated with Mr. Hamilton in the building of the Hanging Rock forge, long since dismantled. The same year, with Andrew Ellison, he built Lawrence furnace for J. Riggs & Co. In 1834, in connection with Robert Hamilton, he built Mt. Vernon furnace, and moved there to manage it. Here he remained for some years though his interests in the iron business kept spreading all the time. It was through his suggestion that the first hot blast was erected in America – this was at Vesuvius furnace. He was also the first to put the boilers and hot blast over the furnace stack. This was in 1841.
In 1844, with John Peters, he built Greenup furnace in Kentucky; in 1846, he built Olive furnace, and in 1847, Gallia. In 1849, he with others built Keystone. In 1853, he built Howard and Washington. In 1854, he built Madison. The last furnace he built was Monroe, in 1856. He purchased and owned an interest in other furnace properties, notably the Hecla furnace.
About 1845, Mr. Campbell moved from Mt. Vernon furnace to Hanging Rock, where he lived until 1851, when he moved to Ironton. But in the meantime, he had a great scheme on hand-the founding of a new town. For this purpose, he organized the famous Ohio Iron and Coal Co., composed of about twenty furnacemen and prominent men of the region, and purchased the land where the central part of Ironton now is. Here a town was laid out in 1849, and many lots sold. People flocked to the new town, attracted by its moral, as well as its industrial promises. Mr. Campbell was the moving spirit. His genious shown in every direction. He provided for churches, for school houses, for manufactures-for every healthful influence and industrial advantage. He was then in the prime of life, and he infused his energy to everybody. Every good work he encouraged with money and personal influence. His good nature and his clear insight of things made him the _____founder of a new town. He despised shame and delusions, and builded only on honest worth and merit.
In those early days, to give the town a start, he took stock in every good enterprise-in the old Iron bank, in the mills and foundries, the nail and plow factories. There was scarcely anything worthy but what received his substantial encouragement. He was interested in fourteen furnaces during his life and a score of other enterprises. He was an original stockholder in the Ironton rolling mill and Olive foundry and machine shops, both of which were started in 1852. It was through his influence that the first telegraphic wire was extended here. He was the President of the great Union Iron Co., and proprietor of Hecla; and for years President of the Iron Railroad Company.
In those early days, he was a most indefatigable worker for railroad communication with Ironton, taking an interest in every project. He was a leading promoter of the Scioto Valley, which first connected this town to the world by rail. He was accounted by railroad men and financiers as a man of truthful forecast. The great railroad enterprises that now reach this city, he foresaw and predicted at a time when all others were incredulous. No man saw manifest destiny clearer than John Campbell did.
Notwithstanding Mr. Campbell’s life abounded with great enterprises, he was approachable to all. He took an interest in every man who tried to do something for himself. He was the friend of the unfortunate. No wonder the colored people flocked to his funeral, and tearfully viewed him for the last time. He was their friend and in the dark days of slavery, no fugitive ever came to this town, searching for freedom, but that Mr. Campbell took his hand, gave him money, and sent him on. His home was the asylum for the oppressed in those days.
He had a keen mind for the right, and he was simply immovable when he took his stand. At the same time, he was a man of most equable temper; never getting impatient or mad. In the most trying circumstances he was calm and gentle as a child.
When Mr. Campbell was clerking in the store at Ripley, he became acquainted with Miss Elizabeth Caldwell Clarke, who was attending a seminary there, conducted by the late Rev. John Rankin. She had lived at Manchester, but was at the time making her home with her uncle, Robert Hamilton at Hanging Rock. There she lived except when at school, and Mr. Campbell’s employment at Pinegrove gave opportunity for the ripening of the friendship begun at Ripley; so that on the 16th day of March, 1837, they were married at Pinegrove furnace by the Rev. Dan Young. They forthwith took up their residence at Mt. Vernon furnace, where they lived several years. During this time, Mr. Campbell was making money in the iron business, and constantly extending his industrial operations. From Mt. Vernon he moved to Hanging Rock, where he occupied the former residence of Robert Hamilton, now the home of Mrs. Hempstead, until his removal to Ironton.
There were seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, viz: Mary J., Martha, Emma, Clara, Albert and Charles, all of whom were present at the funeral except Mary and Emma, who have gone before, and a child that died in infancy, many years ago.
Mr. Campbell had been a very rich man in his life time. In 1872, an inventory of his property figured up over a million dollars. But he kept on and reverses overtook him. Several unfortunate investments made inroads on his wealth, until 1883, when the Union Iron Co. failed, and this compelled him to make an assignment. Old age and fierce competition in the iron business prevented his recovery from financial disaster, but he went down a brave and honest man. His financial distress never affected the sincere esteem in which he was held, or abated a lot the great influence he had in the community.
The picture of Mr. Campbell, printed at the head of this article was made from a photograph taken in 1875, and is a good likeness of him then. It was the last photograph he had taken.
THE FUNERAL – At 2 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, the oberquies took place at the residence. A great throng gathered at the premises and filled the home. For a square, the people congregated in throngs, testifying to the universal respect in which Mr. Campbell was held. The attendence included everybody, of all beliefs, colors, conditions, the rich and poor, the old and young. Never was there such a throng at a funeral in this town.
In the large parlor where the casket rested were the City Council, the County officiary and the Bar. Many of the old citizens were there congregated. Among whom we noticed Hon. H. S. Bundy and W. N. McGugin, who was Mr. Campbell’s partner for 32 years. All the rooms sad spacious halls of the residence were filled with the people.
- Mather had charge of the arrangements, with Messrs. F. O. Tomlinson and Chas. Hutsinpillar as assistants. The minister stood in the hall, at the door of the parlor, so that all heard him, even the great crowd of citizens who had gathered in the front yard.
Rev. E. E. Moran conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Dick. A quartette choir, consisting of Messrs. Thos. Lewis, Otto Otten, Thos. J. Davies and Robert Simpson, conducted the music, and sang two numbers, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” and “Friend after Friend Departs.” The singing was very impressive. Rev. W. V. Dick read some appropriate selections of Scipture, and Rev. E. E. Moran delivered a brief funeral address, basing his remarks upon a hymn, which he said was the favorite of Mr. Campbell, and one which he had taught one of his children. It was as follows: !The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s powers display, And publishes to every land The work of an almighty Hand.
Soon as the evening shades prevail The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
What though in solemn silence all Move round the dark terrestrial ball? What though no real voice nor sound Amidst their radiant orbs be found? In reason’s ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, “The Hand that made us is divine.”
The minister spoke of the poem as shedding light upon Mr. Campbell’s life. He bowed before the great ruler of the universe, recognized his laws, and led a life in submission to his will. Kindly references were then made to Mr. Campbell’s career as a citizen and of the great results of his life, which will serve to keep alive his memory in the hearts of his fellow citizens for all times.
After the address, opportunity was given to view the remains. The body was in a black casket in the parlor. On it were a spray of wheat and a wreath of iron weeds. The face of the dead man seemed very natural. As the throng came in to view their old friend, many a breast heaved and many a tear was shed. There were many colored people among the throng, and they seemed viably affected by the kindly features of the good old man who had been their friend so long.
After the ceremony was over, the casket was borne away to the hearse. The active pall-bearers were John Hamilton, I. N. Henry, W. G. Lambert, J. R. C. Brown, P. Riter, J. A. Turley, W. A. Murdock, G. W. McConn. The honorary pall-bearers were Dr. Livesay, C. Culbertson, John Peters, D. W. Voglesong, Thos. Winters, W. N. McGugin and E. Nigh. Following the ministers, were Mrs. Wm. Means, leaning on the arm of her brother Albert, and Miss Clara Campbell, with her brother Charles. Then followed the granddaughters, the Misses Neal, Hon. H. S. Neal, Mrs. Neal and others near to the family. Mrs. Campbell, on account of weakness and illness did not go to the cemetery.
The cortege was a very long one, comprising over 60 carriages. The city police and U.S. Mail Carriers attended mounted. The entire procession was evidence of the love the people bore for their noble townsman.
In a beautiful lot, near the summit of the central knoll of Woodland, the body was interred. Concrete walls enclose the coffin, and over it a heavy stone slab was laid. A few tender remarks were made by the minister, the prayer was said, and the great silent, sorrowing crowd departed, leaving their dear old friend in his last slumber.
I.R. May 10, 1883 – ACCIDENT TO JOHN CAMPBELL – Last Sunday morning, Mr. John Campbell rode out the railroad to some pasture lands a mile or more from town, and got off his horse to take down the bars and turn the animal inside. Stepping over the lower rail he caught his foot and fell headlong down a gentle slope, getting the full force of the fall on his right arm and dislocating the shoulder joint. The dislocated arm was not set until Monday afternoon, for the pain attending the operation seemed unbearable, yet Mr. Campbell was unwilling to take anesthetic. The operation was, however, performed Monday, by Dr. Livesay and W. F. Wilson, the patient being under the influence of chloroform.
-Today, Wednesday, Mr. Campbell is getting along nicely. He is up and about the house, carrying his arm in a sling. He will be down town awhile today.
October 18, 1883 – JOHN CAMPBELL’S ASSIGNMENT – We regret to say that John Campbell has been compelled to make an assignment. This unfortunate event was brought about by the extensive endorsements for the Union Iron Co., the failure of which occurred some three weeks ago. This company owns Washington and Monroe furnaces and went down under a heavy indebtedness. Some of the creditors who held paper of that corporation, with Mr. Campbell’s endorsements were anxious to obtain preferences, and accordingly, as their paper matured, with scarcely a word of warning, brought suits in the Scioto Common Pleas. Mr. Campbell was not able to meet these obligations, as they matured, owing largely to the unexpected failure of the company, which caught him wholly unprepared to breast the storm; and so, to provide for a fair and equal distribution among all creditors, he made an assignment of all his property to H. S. Neal, last saturday. In time, we will be able to give a statement of the entire matter, but at this moment, the appraisal and inventory of the assets and liabilities are being made. Mr. Campbell’s indebtedness beyond the endorsments and liabilities in Union Iron Co. is not extensive, and their aggregate fall far below the value of his assets, which consist largely of real estate. It is highly probable that in course of a few years he will be able to extricate himself from his difficulties and still be well off.
Mr. Campbell has been prominently identified with the iron business in the Hanging Rock iron region for half a century, and had, by energy and close attention, accumulated a large fortune, which with great astonishment to himself, is suddenly threatened by the crushing failure of the Union Iron Co. There is much sympathy expressed for him in this community, and a strong confidence that what he possesses will be used to pay off his business obligations to the last dollar.
I.R. Jan. 15, 1883 – IMPORTANT SALE – H.S. Neal, Assignee of John Campbell, has advertised all his property for sale, which is to take place at the Court House, on the 7th day of February. The property comprises his lots in Ironton and in the additions, (except his residence), the business houses in Merchant block, all his land above town, including his farm of 200 acres which is valued at $28,280, 131 shares of $1,000 each in Hecla furnace appraised at $52,400, 600 shares in the Ky. Iron and Coal Co., valued at $10,000, 160 shares in the Ohio Iron and Coal Co., valued at $2766; also a large amount of real estate which is to be offered at Portsmouth on the 6th. This sale will be at public outcry, but it is understood there is a syndicate of creditors who propose to take it all in should it not be sold otherwise.
I.R. Thursday, Feb. 12, 1885 – IMPORTANT SALE – Last Saturday, H. S. Neal, as Asignee of Jno. Campbell, offered for sale all his individual property and a large part of it was bid in. The crowd, at the front of the Court House was large and the bidding was often very lively. Jno. Harris cried the sales and Mr. Neal acted as his own clerk. The Trustees of the creditors, Messrs. McGovney, Terry and Beaman, were present to see that the offers were taken in. Several of the important sales were made to the creditors’ trustees.
The Pierce farm on Ice Creek, 50 acres valued at $1,200, was sold to E. J. Walbern for $1050.
The Barber place, 28 acres, just above the mouth of Ice Creek, appraised at $2,000, sold to W. A. Murdock for $2,115.
Eight acres in section 20, Union township, sold to J. P. Shaw for $1400; appraised at $2,000.
The Trustees bought the 25 acres in section 29 Symmes township for $100.
- Martin bought the 200 acres in section 8 Aid township for $900. It was appraised at $1210. A year ago, Mr. Martin tried to buy the same land, offering his house and lot in town and $1,000 to boot but the offer was refused. It paid him to wait for the Assignee sale.
Geo. N. Gray bought 50 acres in section 27 Aid township for $200, which is __ (percentage) of the appraisement.
The Trustees bought the Campbell farm back of Ironton. This includes the orchard and all the big hill from the pike to Kelly’s line. It was appraised at $4,000, but was sold at $2,667.
The Trustees also bought 19 acres known as lot 32, in O.I.C. Co’s survey, for $13.34 which is $1.80 per acre, dirt cheap.
- J. Walburn bought 12 acres of same survey for $170.
Jno. G. Lane bid in the 48 acre lot, No. 38 appraised for $960 for $665.
Jno. S. George took lot 40, same survey, 43 acres, for $384.
Lot 126, in W. D. Kelly’s addition to Ironton, known as the McConn property, appraised at $2000, was bid in by the Trustees at two-thirds.
The lots on the corner of 4th and Washington, the Rachel bottom, surrounded by a stone wall, were bid in by Mrs. Dr. Ellison for $410.
Lot 831, appraised at $2,500 was bought by H. A. Marting for $2425. This lot runs from Second to Third on Washington; is a double corner lot, has a brick house-a good bargain.
Part of Rachel creek bottom back of the German Reformed Church was sold to Geo. W. Keye for $46. It was appraised at $30.
Chas. Campbell bid in the business blocks corner Center and Second. They were appraised at $10,000 and sold for $8,200.
Lot No. 6 of the Argo lands, 6 acres, was sold to Harry Browne for $1,700; it was appraised at $900.
Lot No. 4, of the Argo lands, 46 acres was bought by M. B. Gates, for $3,440. It was appraised at $3,390. Jno. Sinnott is, also, a co-purchaser.
The big farm of about 200 acres was sold to the Trustees of the Creditors for $24,000. There was a little outside syndicate of five persons who bid on it and run it nearly to the appraisement but they faltered and fell back at $24,000.
Col. Gray bought a half acre near the Cemetery gate for $180; appraised at $150.
The Ky. Coal and Iron Co. stock, 600 shares appraised at $10,000 was sold to the Trustees for $6,667.
The Ohio Iron and Coal Co’s stock, 166 shares, appraised at $2766.66 sold to J. Anderson for $2,900.
Neither the Hecla stock nor the Rodgers Flour Mill property on Front street was sold; neither was the Roony hotel.
Of the small lots, amounting to fifty or more, there were sundry purchasers. About all of them were sold. W. A. Murdock bought ten or twelve.
Of the personal property, J. L. Anderson bought a mowing machine; A. J. Trumbo and Mr. Cullen each a Jack.
I.R. Dec. 26, 1901 – HECLA FURNACE – PILGRIM PAYS A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE JOHN CAMPBELL – For the Register. No marble halls, no beautiful stairways, nor equestrian statues, nor asphalt pavements like those at Washington meet one’s gaze: but the faces of the friends of long ago; their eyes shining with love, more precious than earthly wealth, and with the grip of strong right hands, to assure us that friendship is still unbroken, and that old acquaintance shall never be forgotten, were there in numbers.
Yes, they had come to pay a last tribute, of respect to one of our most revered pioneers. What memories stirred in our hearts as we mingled once again with the best of earth’s people, and we noticed that vacant place which in its silence tells of loved ones we meet no more on earth, and reminding us of a time when a terrible fever came to us, destroying twenty-six from our strongest, best people inside of six weeks and left scores of very sick ones in all the houses.
Who can forget the kindness of Mr. John Campbell, who by every way presented never ceased to do good to those sufferers? As his almoner, the writer saw that every sick person on his grounds felt that above, and around, and for, each one of the afflicted there was shelter and medicine and food, and all necessary medical attentions provided, so that there was not any unnecessary suffering. Sometimes there were two funerals every day, and yet all requirements came regardless of credit, or money to pay for them, because our Mr. John Campbell did nothing by halves. Whatever was necessary his noble manager, Mr. J. D. Foster, supplied, and even the sad agonies of the dark chamber were lighted up with pleasing touches of that great “iron man’s” love for the workmen.
He helped provide their education; he joined in to pay their preacher’s salary; he daily inquired after their health; he never ceased inquiries and outlays for their comfort, and even when death claimed them, he was represented among the chief mourners at their deaths, John Campbell made the _______ _______ toiler, and men were not only glad to work for him, but in all things tried to do all to their power to help him make the work profitable.
Not one of those we met, or ever meet, but speak in love and admiration of that noble, generous, patriotic and humane philosopher, who once presided over the destinies of Hecla furnace. How many glowing recollections come to us as we look over the place where our children were born, where the bright eight years of our lives were spent, where the many happy meetings were enjoyed, and where sleep so many loved friends in the beautiful cemetery dedicated by the Company to the public and maintained under their care. “Sweet Hecla” is what the boys used to call it long ago, and ____ the larger number of them have passed the way of all the earth, we stand on the hill by the grave yard, and looking all over its hills and hollows, we say as we used to every night and morning long ago, God bless Hecla and all her people, wherever they may be. PILGRIM.
Notes for Elizabeth Caldwell Clarke:
I.R. Thursday, October 24, 1878 – S. Jerome Uhl, a portrait painter of Springfield, Ohio, is in Ironton engaged is painting a portrait of Mrs. John Campbell. Mr. Uhl is an accomplished artist.
I.R. Thursday, November 23, 1893 – MRS. JOHN CAMPBELL – HER DEATH AND SKETCH OF HER LIFE – We are called upon to mourn the death of another esteemed and venerable member of this community. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Campbell, the widow of the late John Campbell. Her death occurred last Sunday, at noon; the funeral took place at the residence, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. E. E. Moran conducted the services. Mr. E. J. Bird sang a very impressive solo, entitled Zion. While the pallbearers were removing the casket from the house, the choir sang “In the Sweet By and By.” The pallbearers were W. A. Murdock, I. A. Kelly, J. M. Hill, C. A. Hutsinpillar, J. W. Campbell, Geo. T. Scott, J. L. Anderson, I. N. Henry. It was all a very quiet, impressive service, attended by a large number of the old citizens and friends of other years, whose sighs mingled with the solemnities of death and whose thoughts ran back to the days that are no more.
The sons and daughters of the deceased were present – Messrs. Albert and Charles Campbell, Mrs. Martha Means and Miss Clara Campbell, Miss Lillian Neal, who had gone east, returned for the sad occasion. Messrs. John G. Peebles, John C. Clarke, Robt. Ellison, and Mr. and Mrs. W. N. McGugin were present from abroad.
Mrs. Campbell’s life was intimately connected with the early developments of this community, and we therefore give in full Rev. E. E. Moran’s eloquent address at the funeral, as follows:
We are met to record with sadness the removal from our midst of another of the old landmarks, who in association with others passed away, and the few who remain, were instrumental in making this city and other communities in this region what they are today.
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Campbell, daughter of James Clark and Mary Ellison, was born at Manchester, O., April 15, 1815, and died at Ironton, O., Nov. 19, 1893, in the 79th year of her age. After so long and useful a life in many respects, filled with deeds of kindness and love, it is in hope that she has entered upon the rest that remaineth, that we think upon her departure, and present these few incidents connected with her past life and history in our service this afternoon.
Her parents were of Scotch Irish stock, from the north of Ireland, and lived originally at Six Mile Cross, near Omaugh, in the county of Tyrone.
They sailed for America in 1795, and after a six weeks’ voyage reached Philadelphia, thence after a long and tollsome over-land journey to Pittsburg, they floated down the Ohio river in an old-time keel boat to the new settlement at Manchester, the fourth in the Ohio territory, as it was then known.
Her grandfather brought with him the money and bought the lands in Adams county, expecting Manchester to become the great metropolis instead of Cincinnati. In 1830, at the age of 15, she left Manchester to live with her aunt, Nancy Ellison Hamilton, wife of Robt. Hamilton, then manager of Pinegrove furnace, Ohio.
Shortly after this, as we learn from Mother Nixon, now in her 88th year and who was present at the time, she in company with her uncle and aunt, attended a service of Evangelistic services, conducted by the Rev. Phillips in the Pogue settlement as it was then known, above Amanda furnace and now Ashland, Ky., where, yet in her girlhood, she with five or six others professed religion and united with the church. Following this, she attended seminary under the Rev. John Rankin at Ripley, Ohio, and upon the death of her aunt, was married to John Campbell, March 16th, 1837.
They removed to Mt. Vernon furnace, where Mr. Campbell had already been manager for two years, and remained there until 1845, when they removed with their family to Hanging Rock, and in November, 1850, to the new town of Ironton, where with its interests and development, the last forty-three years of her life were spent.
Mrs. Campbell shared with her husband in his loyalty to the Union and in his sympathy for the slave. At the breaking out of the rebellion, the first flag for volunteers raised in Ironton was made by the patriotic ladies of our city in this room where Mrs. Campbell’s remains now rest. This being only about a week after the firing on Fort Sumpter, and the young, true and brave-hearted volunteers being in haste to be off to the field of action and duty in their country’s service, necessitated the preparation of their colors being made on Sunday – colors that led some to victory and back to home and loved ones, and others to death for the blessings we enjoy.
Along with Mrs. Campbell’s helpfulness of love and kindness to the poor, when deserving, in which she always stood with her husband while he lived and continued until her death, she also stood first and foremost with him and others in all that served to develop the interests and happiness of the community in its social, civil and religious life as well.
Becoming a christian as we have already learned in her girl-hood, she was soon after enrolled as one of the founders of the Presbyterian church at Pine Grove furnace which was organized by Presbytery April 23rd, 1833. The other members, by letter, being her uncle and aunt, Robert and Nancy Hamilton, and John Davidson, and Charles and Isabella Porter and Mary Middlebrook, on profession. On removing to Hanging Rock in 1845, she became one of the founders of the Presbyterian church in that place, in 1850 was one of the original founders of the church in which we still worship, and in which she remained an honored and useful member until her death on last Sabbath, which we trust was only a translation to the glory of the eternal Sabbath in the skies. And as today we mourn her loss, and greatly miss her presence, with us in the flesh, yet it lends a silver lining to the dark cloud that over-shadows us. As we record in grateful memory her long life of usefulness in the past, her deeds of kindness to the poor whose hearts she has made glad, her personal help and liberal generosity to the church at home and abroad, by the aid of her hands, and gifts of her means.
And now that her earthly course is run, her life ended and work done, we would commend for our mutual limitation all that was noble, good and true, in her life and character, and as in faith and hope we now lay her away to rest from all life’s trials, sorrows, afflictions and tears, – we would listen to the voice of inspiration saying unto us, “Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.” May her life and example in love and charity bring forth their fruits in our lives by their influence and help us to fulfill all duty until the Lord shall call us to lay down the cross and take up the crown.
The Ironton Ohio News-Centennial Edition – Sunday, October 9, 1949. Writers of historical novels could get enough materials from Ironton’s history and the history of the Hanging Rock iron region to write romantic novels from now until the end of time. Those who have been conducting research for material for local stories in connection with early Ironton history have found the job most interesting.
With so much emphasis laid on John Campbell, founder of Ironton, we began to wonder what Mrs. John Campbell was like . . what she looked like. In all that had been said about the founding of Ironton and the furnaces of Lawrence county never once had we heard Mrs. Campbell’s name mentioned. Going on the assumption that there is a woman back of every great man’s achievement we began a search to find a picture of Mrs. Campbell. What we wanted was just a picture if nothing more, to show the folks that there was a Mrs. Campbell.
What we found was not only a magnificent picture, but an interesting story as well. After considerable investigating we learned that there was such a picture in existence and that Miss Ella Culbertson of 417 South Fourth Street had it in her possession. Phoning Miss Culbertson, we obtained permission to visit her home and inspect the picture.
At the Culbertson home we met Miss Ella Culbertson for the first time. We knew her brother Ed, who died some eight years ago, quite well. Miss Ella, we discovered was an extremely interesting woman. And the Culbertson home we likewise found to be extremely interesting. Most of the furnishings are many years removed from 1949. It’s heaven for lovers of antiques. While we do not particularly care for antiques we can appreciate their beauty and worth.
There is a history back of practically every piece of lovely furniture in the Culbertson home. There is a history back of the home, in fact. The Culbertsons during the great iron days lived at Lawrence Furnace. They moved from there to Ironton 79 years ago. For a year they lived down on Second street. And then they bought the present home. Miss Ella Culbertson was six years old when she moved with her parents to the present home. Today she is nearing 86 years, but you’d never guess her age. She is as alert, as many persons 20 years her junior.
It’s a lovely old home, as substantial today, as it was the day it was built. It shows of course years of good living.
“I remember mother saying that when we moved in here there wasn’t a scratch on the floors,” remarked Miss Ella. Most everywhere you look you find evidence of a past era, with a very small scattering of modern furnishings such as radios.
The living room struck our fancy. Large painted portraits hang on the wall. There is one of Miss Ella’s father, one of her mother, her grandfather. On a large table are other pictures, these we discovered were pictures of members of the Campbell family.
An Ironton artist in yestayears whose name we didn’t get, painted Mr. and Mrs. Campbell.
The biggest picture in the room, however, is that of Mrs. John Campbell. A lovely piece of work in a huge frame. All frames in those days, it seems, were as much a piece of art as the portraits themselves. Mrs. Campbell’s picture appeared to us to be a companion piece to one of Mr. Campbell which hangs in an Ironton home today.
“How does it come that you have this large picture of Mrs. Campbell, Were your related?” we asked Miss Culbertson.
“We came by it rather oddly,” she said. We are not related to the Campbell’s but we were very good friends. When the furnishings were being removed from their home-which was on Fifth street (The present Baker Funeral Home, she told us later) someone brought it to our home and said we might have it. We were pleased to get it because in addition to being our friend, it was an extremely beautiful painting. It has been hanging on the wall since.”
Miss Culbertson is seen in the accompanying Morris Studio Photo sitting beneath the portrait of Mrs. Campbell.
We had started out to learn something of Mrs. Campbell and found the sidelights even more interesting. The story of their early life at Lawrence Furnace, of Miss Culbertson’s taking French lessons from one of the Campbell girls, little stories about some of the beautiful antique furniture, clocks, an oil lamp that was a beauty, paintings obtained on visits abroad. It was all interesting and tied in beautifully with the romantic life of Ironton shortly after the city’s birth.
For information directly bearing on the life of Mrs. Campbell, we turned later to Mrs. Carl Moulton. From her records we learned that Mrs. Campbell was the former Elizabeth Caldwell Clarke of Manchester, Ohio. She had attended a seminary at Ripley and it was at Ripley that she met John Campbell. She was making her home with an uncle, Robert Hamilton of Hanging Rock, when not in school and it was that situation which made it possible for she and John Campbell to see each other often. The friendship which began at Ripley grew until on March 16, 1837 they were united in marriage at Pine Grove furnace by Rev. Dan Young. They resided for years at Mt. Vernon furnace. From Mt. Vernon they moved to Hanging Rock and lived in the Hamilton residence, later known as the Hempstead and McKee home.
3*Mary Jane Campbell b. 29 Jun 1838 d. 21 Oct 1884
4*Martha Elizabeth Campbell b. 16 Aug 1842 d. 19 Feb 1904
12*Emma Campbell d. Jul 1884
5*Clara Campbell b. 15 Sep 1849 d. 19 Nov 1895
13*Albert Campbell d. Jul 1915
6*Charles Campbell b. 1851 d. 16 Jul 1923
(3) Mary Jane Campbell, daughter of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell, was born 29 Jun 1838 in Mt. Vernon Furn., Lawrence Co., OH, and married 14 Nov 1861, (7) Henry Safford Neal, Hon., son of Henry H. and Lydia (Safford) Neal, who was born 25 Aug 1828 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH. Mary Jane died 21 Oct 1884 in Boston, MA and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. Henry Safford, Hon., died 18 Jul 1906 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Henry Safford, Hon., was also married to Lillie Gibbs, Mrs..
Notes for Mary Jane Campbell:
I.R. Nov. 21, 1861 – On the 14th, inst., by Rev. T. S. Reeve, Henry S. Neal and Miss Mary Jane Campbell, daughter of John Campbell of Ironton.
I.R. August 21, 1884 – Mrs. H.S. Neal has left Cape Cod for Washington. Her daughter Lillie is seriously ill.
I.R. October 23, 1884 – DEATH OF MRS. H. S. NEAL – The sad news of the death of Mrs. Mary J. O. Neal, wife of Hon. H. S. Neal, Solicitor of the Treasury, reached here this Wednesday morning, in the form of a dispatch from her husband to her brother. The day before, Mr. Campbell received a telegram from Boston where the family were, that Mrs. Neal was at the point of death, and so the last mournful intelligence was looked for any moment. The dispatch, also, stated that they would leave today with the remains, bringing them to Ironton. Mrs. Neal was born at Mt. Vernon furnace in this county in 1838. When 16 years old, she went to Pittsfield, Mass., to school, and was away from home considerably, after that time. On the 14th of November 1861, she was married to Hon. H. S. Neal. Two intelligent and amiable daughters graced this union and they were at the bedside of their dying mother. Mr. Neal’s foreign consulship and Congressional life took Mrs. Neal away from Ironton a great deal of the time. She was a good, kind, bright-minded woman, for whom everybody had a friendly word and a feeling of warm respect. She was affable, generous, benevolent, and there was no good work ever stated in this town, while she was here, that she did not take a prominent part in. Last Winter, during the flood, she was indefatigable, night and day, for the sufferers. No duty was too humble, or hardship too keen, that she did not essay for the good of the unfortunate. Who will wear bright crowns in the next world if not such as she?
For this additional burden of grief that falls upon Mr. John Campbell’s family, (so fast one woe follows another) this whole community feels a sympathy, and a hope that the hand of bereavement may not rest too heavily upon the venerable father and mother.
Funeral services at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 25th.
Notes for Henry Safford Neal, Hon.:
I.R. April 21, 1887 – Hon. H. S. Neal was married to Mrs. Leila C. Gibbs, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Pratt, in Zanesville, on Tuesday of this week, by Rev. J. McK. Pettinger, of St. James Episcopal Church. Misses Lillie and Alice Neal attended the wedding. The party return today, Wednesday, and Mr. and Mrs. Neal will henceforth be at their pleasant home on Fifth-st. The entire community will wish their old friend much joy, and welcome the new partner of his life with friendly greetings.
I.R. April 21, 1887 – Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Neal arrived home this morning.
I.R. March 6, 1890 – Hon. H. S. Neal and Col. H. B. Wilson left for Philadelphia last night.
I.R. July 3, 1890 – Maj. and Mrs. Neal of Gallipolis stopped at Hon. H. S. Neal’s during the convention.
I.R. April 9, 1891 – H. S. Neal and H. B. Wilson are in Philadelphia engaged in a lawsuit.
S.W.I. July 17, 1906 – HON. HENRY SAFFORD NEAL PASSES TO HIS REWARD – AFTER AN ILLNESS OF MORE THAN TWO YEARS DURATION. A STROKE OF PARALYSIS WAS THE ORIGINAL CAUSE OF HIS DEMISE. THE NATION MOURNS THE LOSS OF A PATRIOT.
Hon. Henry S. Neal, who suffered a paralytic stroke two years ago last June, died suddenly, Friday afternoon. While his death was not unexpected, yet it came as a surprise to many who did not know of the serious turn his ailment had taken.
For years Mr. Neal was one of the conspicuous figures in the history of this county. He was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, on August 25, 1828, and was the fourth of seven children, whose parents were Henry H. and Lydia Safford Neal. His father was a native of Parkersburg, W. Va., where he was born in 1800. He was of Irish extraction, being a descendant of that ancient and honorable family of “O’Niell’s,” who fill so large a page in the history of Ireland.
His ancestors immigrated to this country prior to the revolutionary war, and in that momentous struggle embraced the patriot cause, while other members of the family fought in behalf of the British. This so enraged the ancestor that he changed his name to “Neal.”
Mr. Neal’s mother was a native of Poultney, Vermont, a daughter of Jonas Safford, whose ancestors came from Ipswich, England, in colonial times. They were generally distinguished for intellectual, moral and religious culture.
Dr. Safford became a resident of Gallipolis in 1811, and during his lifetime was the leading physician of that section. His daughter, Lydia was born April 5th, 1801; married Henry H. Neal December 19, 1822; and died April 9th, 1834. She was a christian woman, first in every good word and work, and did much towards preparing her son for a life of usefulness and worth.
Mr. Neal was early taught moral and industrious habits and through the aid of his liberal minded father, acquired a liberal education, graduating at Marietta college in 1847. Shortly after, he commenced the study of law under the supervision of Hon. Simeon Nash, then one of the most distinguished lawyers and jurists of Southern Ohio. He pursued his studies with great energy and after a period of three yers when he was admitted to the bar in 1851, and shortly after moved to this city where he has ever since resided. He soon attained a leading position at the bar, and was noted for irreproachable integrity, sound judgment and legal requirements. It is said that he was one of the most generous lawyers and was ready at all times to help the needy.
In 1861 he married Mary J. Campbell, the eldest daughter of Hon. John Campbell, an extensive iron master, and one of the most remarkable business men of this section.
In the same year he was elected to the Ohio state senate, serving in that capacity for a period of four years with credit to himself and his constituents. In 1869, on account of impaired health, he sought an appointment in Europe from President Grant, and was sent as consul to Lisbon, Portugal. Shortly after arriving there the legation became vacant by the resignation of the Minister Resident and Mr. Neal was appointed Charge d’ Affairs ad interim.
The duties of this office he discharged so acceptably as to receive the thanks of the Secretary of State. These offices he resigned for the reason that his health was not improved and he could neither benefit himself nor serve his country usefully, returning home to the practice of his profession.
On three different occasions, he was appointed to investigate Indian frauds. His reports on the files of the Interior department at Washington testify to the thoroughness of his work.
In 1873, he was elected without opposition to the Ohio Constitutional convention, and upon the floor of the convention, and also as a member of the judicial committee, he took a prominent part in the labors of that body.
Politically Mr. Neal was a strong Republican, and in 1876 was elected to Congress from this district which was then the Eleventh. He was renominated and re-elected twice, serving three terms. He served with McKinley and Garfield, and with them voted for the Bland-Allison act which restored silver as a money metal. While in congress he served on some of its most important committees, among which was the committee which looked after the government of the District of Columbia. Mr. Neal was one of the leaders of his party, while in Congres, and after he returned home he was appointed Solicitor-General by President Arthur, which office he filled until President Cleveland took hold of the reins of the government. This was the last public office which he held.
While Mr. Neal was always a Republican, yet he was a firm believer in the coinage of silver and in 1896 supported Bryan against McKinley claiming that he was true to his convictions and was consistent with his vote on the Bland-Allison act in 1877, while McKinley was not.
Mr. Neal was one of the leading citizens of the county for years, and was the champion of all moral questions that came up. He was of strong religious convictions, being a member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Neal is survived by his one child, Miss Alice and his wife.
In the passing of Mr. Neal, Ironton, Lawrence county, the state and the nation lose a man whose reputation was international, whose integrity was unquestioned, whose charity was unlimited and whose personality was admirable. First with Washington in love of country; first to the original patriot in devotion to principal; and the equal to the Father of His Country in manhood, the Hon. Henry Safford Neal goes to the reward he has so richly earned.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
FUNERAL – OF HON. H.S. NEAL HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON – The funeral services over the remains of Hon. H. S. Neal were held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian church and were largely attended by friends of the deceased. Rev. L. O. Richmond conducted the services.
The active pall bearers were: Edward Hicks, T. N. Ross, E. S. Culbertson, D. C. Davies, C. C. Clarke, T. T. Johnson, George W. Keys and Fred Leete. The following gentlemen served as honorary pall bearers: H. C. Burr, George H. Fisher, Richard Mather, E. Bixby, Lewis Morgan, J. L. Anderson, E. V. Dean, and John M. Corns.
A large number of friends followed the remains to Woodland cemetery where the interment took place.
I.R. July 19, 1906 – FACTS – CONNECTED WITH THE INTERESTING LIFE OF HON. H. S. NEAL – Hon. Henry S. Neal, one of the most noted men of this section of the country, passed to his long home, Friday afternoon, after an illness of two year’s duration, due to the effects of a paralytic stroke.
Mr. Neal was a son of Henry H. and Lydia Safford Neal, and was born at Gallipolis, on August 25, 1828, being the fourth in a family of seven children.
He secured a liberal education, graduating from Marietta college in 1847. He studied law under Judge Simeon Nash, one of the most distinguished jurists of the state of Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1851, and began the practice of his profession in this city soon afterward, and was a continuous resident of the city since that time.
He soon established a fine practice and became known as one of the leading lawyers of southern Ohio.
Mr. Neal was married to Miss Mary Campbell, the eldest daughter of the late John Campbell, the veteran iron master. Mrs. Neal preceded him to the great beyond a number of years ago, leaving the husband and two daughters, Miss Alice and Mrs. Hunter to mourn her loss. Mrs. Hunter passed to her reward some five or six years ago. Mr. Neal was married again a few years ago to Miss Lillie Gibbs of Manseville(?) O.
Soon after coming to this county, Mr. Neal formed a partnership with Thomas Cherrington which partnership continued until _____ when Mr. Cherrington was elected as circuit judge.
Mr. Neal’s first public office was that of Prosecuting Attorney to which he was elected soon after coming to this county. In 1861, he was chosen as state senator, which position he held with distinction for a period of four years.
He was sent as consul to Lisbon, Portugal in 1869, in a short time after his arrival at Lisbon, he was appointed charge de’Affairs of the American legation at that place, the duties of which position he discharged with credit.
He resigned this position after a short period of time, on account of ill health, and returned to this city and resumed the practice of his profession.
In 1873, he was chosen as a member of the Ohio Congregational Convention, which met at the Old ____cer House in Cincinnati, the following year, and took a very prominent part in the proceedings of the convention.
In 1876, he was elected to congress from this district, which was then known as the eleventh district. He served in this position for three terms and while serving as such officer he was appointed as one of the commissioners of the District of Columbia, and served in such capacity during the time that Boss Shepard was in charge of the affairs of the Dsitrict, when the great improvements were made, which became the subject of much comment throughout this nation.
His last public office was that of Solicitor General of the United States to which he was appointed by President Arthur, and held until President Cleveland became President of the United States in 1885.
He then returned to this city and resumed the practice of law. Politically, Mr. Neal was a Republican, and supported all the measures of his party while in office. But took issue with his party in 1896 and supported Mr. Bryan for President, he being an ardent believer in the coinage of silver.
He was connected with many of the industrial concerns of this city at different times in his life. He was a director of the First National Bank, and was attorney for that institution for a number of years. He became associated with the Hecla Iron and Mining Co., and was president of the company for a long period of time.
He was one of the original promoters of the Hayward Fire Brick Co., and was at one time connected with the Fearon Lumber Co.
In the passing of Mr. Neal, not only the city of Ironton, but the state of Ohio and the nation loses one of its most noble and patriotic citizens.
He was a genial, kindhearted, whole-souled gentleman, and was always on the right side of every moral question. He was generous to a fault, and made numerous gifts to the poor and needy, and during his term in congress, was ever active in looking after the interests of the old soldiers ______ _______(can’t read this section of newspaper) _______ daughter, _____Mrs. Neal______ of his death and arrived _______.
The funeral services took place from the first Presbyterian church at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon.
I.R. Thursday, Feb. 6, 1879 – BIOGRAPHICAL – The following is a sketch of our Congressman’s life as published in the Congressional Directory: “Henry S. Neal, of Ironton, was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, August 25, 1828; graduated at Marietta College in 1847; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1851; was elected to the State Senate in 1861; and re-elected in 1863; was appointed Consul to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1869; by the resignation of the Minister Resident, became Charged’ Affaires in December 1869; in July 1870, resigned and returned to Ohio; was elected Delegate to the Ohio Constitution in 1873; and was elected to the Forty-fifth Congress as a Republican, receiving 15,213 votes against 14,639 votes for John L. Vance, Democrat. Re-elected.”
I.R. Thursday, May 14, 1885 – Hon. H. S. NEAL has a new bookcase in his office. It is large and roomy. It is of solid walnut, and was made by the wagonsmith of Howard furnace.
10*Mary Lillian Neal b. 1 Sep 1863 d. 6 Jun 1899
11*Alice Campbell Neal b.c 1865 d. 21 Apr 1945
(10) Mary Lillian Neal, daughter of Henry Safford, Hon., and Mary Jane (Campbell) Neal, was born 1 Sep 1863 and married 11 Dec 1894 in Paris, France, (85) Gordon Hunter, son of James Hunter. Mary Lillian died 6 Jun 1899 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Mary Lillian Neal:
I.R. Jan. 23, 1890 – Misses Lillian and Alice Neal left last Tuesday for New York and Boston and will remain some time.
I.R. June 26, 1890 – Misses Lillian and Alice Neal returned from the East last Saturday. They have been in New York and Boston since last January.
I.R. Oct. 9, 1890 – Misses Lillian and Alice Neal are home again.
I.R. June 11, 1891 Miss Lillian Neal left yesterday for the East to join her sister.
I.R. November 23, 1893 Obituary of grandmother, Mrs. John Campbell – Lillian had gone east but returned for Mrs. John Campbell’s funeral.
I.R. December 20, 1894 – MISS LILLIAN NEAL is now Mrs. Gordan Hunter. The marriage occured at Paris, on the 11th, or rather on the 11th and 12th. On the first day the civil union took place and on the second, the religious ceremony was attended to; thus in France, they make a double knot of the marriage tie.
I.R. January 3, 1895 – MISS LILLIAN NEAL’S MARRIAGE – As observed in last week’s REGISTER, Mr. Gordon Hunter and Miss Lillian Neal, daughter of Hon. H. S. Neal, were married at Paris on the 11th and 12th of December. It requires two ceremonies in France.
The civil marriage took place on Tuesday, (11th) at 10 a.m. in a very pretty room, the walls decorated with scenes of weddings, etc. The Maire came in and sat in a high chair on a platform; he wore a dress suit; two clerks, one on each side, to read the different forms; Miss Neal and Mr. Hunter, in arm chairs in front; then the witnesses and family and Miss Nora Scott were all the others present.
A reception occurred in the evening at M. and Mmme. Beranger’s. The dinner took place then. Eighteen sat down at the table. At 9:30 other guests came – some eighty or ninety people, nearly all French. There was music, excellent singing and refreshments at eleven. At this time, Miss Neal was legally married, but they did not call her by her new neame until the nuptial knot was tied by the clergyman the next day.
The religious marriage occurred on Wednesday, at the Union Chapel. The church was lighted, the alter banked with white and green. The Rev. Dr. Thurber officiated. He wore the clerical gown, and Mr. Hunter came in with him. The two ushers came in first. They were Mr. Bolles and the Count de Lichtenberg; then Miss Hunter (sister of the bridegroom) in a pink dress and wearing a large brown hat; then Miss Neal with Mr. Marshal. Her dress was heavy corded silk, very long train, the waist trimmed in chiffon; the veil was of the finest and softest silk tulle, draped over a wreath of orange blossoms. Everyone stood up during the service as that is the custom there. Dr. Thurber was very impressive; and the ceremony was noted for its simplicity and solemnity.
Many kind wishes go out from Ironton to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hunter’s happiness and properity. Everybody in this community esteemed Miss Neal, and they hope that her married life may be as fair and beneficent as the bright days when she was among us.
We copy from Gallgnani’s Messenger, of Dec. 13, a notice of the wedding: “Yesterday, at the American Church in the Rue de Berri, by the Rev. Dr. Thurber, the marriage was solemnised of Miss Mary Lillian Neal, daughter of Hon. H. S. Neal of Ironton, (Ohio), and Mr. Gordon Hunter, son of Mr. James Hunter, formerly of Batavia and London. The bride, who was given away by M. Marchal, of the Bibliotheque Nationale, was attired in a beautiful gown of white corded silk, trimmed with orange blossoms. The ushers were the Counte de Lichtenberg and Mr. Bolles. After the ceremony, a reception was held by Mme. Beranger, sister of the bridegroom, at her residence in the Boulevard St. Germain. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter and Miss Hunter, who acted as bridesmaid, Miss Alice Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beranger, Miss Scott, Miss Clarke, Mrs. Macauley, Miss Beach, Mr. and Mrs. George Moreau, the Countess de Lichtenberg, M. and Mme. Bandry, Mr. Edmund Bandry, Mrs. and Miss Bolles, Mr. and Mrs. Haney, Dr. and Mrs. Thurber, Mme. Perouse, Mr. G. Perouse, M. and Mme. Charles Brunot, M. and Mme. Dubois, Mr. and Mrs. Spiers, Miss Pearson, Colonel Moesmard and the Misses Moesmard.”
Card have been received here by Mrs. Hunter’s old friends, reading thus:
Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Neal
announce the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Gordon Hunter
On Wednesday, December the Twelfth Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Four
American Church Rus de Berri, Paris.
Enclosed in these announcements are cards reading: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hunter, Glenmore, 53 Baronmead Road, Beckenham, Kent.
I.R. Thursday, June 8, 1899 – MRS. LILLIAN NEAL HUNTER. – Last Tuesday morning about dawn, Mrs. Hunter died at the home of her father, in this city, where she had been lovingly attended for weeks past. For a year or more, she had been afflicted with tuberculosis, and this dread malady made such threatening advances, that she came from London, England, to her house in this country, thinking the air, the water and the scenes of her native land might serve to resist the disease. She returned last Winter, and for awhile, stayed in a sanitarium in the East, but it did her no good, and then she sought the ministrations of home, where, surrounded by those who loved her so tenderly, the last sad, solemn days of her life went all too rapidly.
Mary Lillian Neal was born in Ironton, September 1, 1863, and so was 35 years, 9 months, and 5 days old. Here she went to school; from here, she went to college; and grew to womanhood, and all the time developing the fairest and gentlest virtues of her sex. She was scholarly, inspiring, devoted. She studied and travelled. On one of her journeys abroad, she met Mr. Gordan Hunter, and a marriage followed at Paris, in 1894, since which time she has lived in London, until the final illness came.
She leaves a husband, a father and a sister to mourn her. Mr. Hunter was here a few weeks ago, but was called back to London, and so the sad stroke came in his absence.
This Wednesday afternoon, at 5 o’clock, the funeral takes place, and the sun will set on another grave in Woodland – of one whose life was a loving service of her Master, and whose memory dwells like an incense in the hearts of all.
Notes for Gordon Hunter:
I.R. July 18, 1895 – Mr. Gordon Hunter, of London, son-in-law of Hon. H. S. Neal, was in town last Sunday and Monday. He came on a matter of business and returned to New York on Tuesday, sailing for England today, Wednesday. Many of our people met Mr. Hunter and were favorably impressed by his intelligent and sincere manner. He is a gentleman of good presence and an interesting companion.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(11) Alice Campbell Neal, daughter of Henry Safford, Hon., and Mary Jane (Campbell) Neal, was born about 1865 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, and married 30 Apr 1907 in London, England, (906) Julius Lewis Anderson who was born 10 Jan 1842 in Athalia, Lawrence Co., OH. Alice Campbell died 21 Apr 1945 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. Julius Lewis died 28 Dec 1935 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. Julius Lewis was also married to Juliet Savage.
Notes for Alice Campbell Neal:
Miss Alice Neal attended the wedding of her sister in Paris, France on December 11, 1895.
I.R. Mar. 13, 1890 – Miss Alice Neal sailed from New York to the Bermuda Islands this week. She will spend several days there.
I.R. Jan. 15, 1891 – Miss Alice Neal is quite sick with something like typhoid fever.
S.W.I. Fri., March 22, 1907 – MISS NEAL – AND MR. ANDERSON WILL WED IN LONDON IN APRIL – Attorney Julius L. Anderson of this city will be united in marriage April 30th to Miss Alice C. Neal. the nuptials will take place in London. Mr. Anderson will leave here April 7th. He will sail from New York April 9th and will arrive in London April 15th, the wedding occurring April 30. Miss Neal has been abroad since September.
While there has been rumors of this wedding for some time, yet this news will come as a surprise to the host of friends of both parties.
They will travel for some months but later will come to Ironton, where they will permanently reside.
In advance the Irontonian joins their host of friends in extending congratulations.
I.E.T. Sat., April 21, 1945 – MRS. ANDERSON TAKEN BY DEATH – Mrs. Alice Neal Anderson, 80, widow of Julius Anderson, died this mid-afternoon at home, Fifth and Vernon streets, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Anderson was born and spent practically her entire life in Ironton and was of one of the district’s pioneer families. She was a granddaughter of John Campbell, founder of the city of Ironton. Her husband preceeded her in death seven years and the closest relative is a cousin, Wm. Hayward of Gallipolis.
Due to lateness of the hour, added particulars were not available. Arrangements are in charge of the Frank Feuchter Funeral Home.
I.E.T., Mon., April 23, 1945 – MRS. ALICE ANDERSON – Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock for Mrs. Alice Neal Anderson, 80, widow of Julius Anderson, who died Saturday afternoon at her home at Fifth and Vernon streets. The body was removed from the Frank Feuchter funeral home to the residence Sunday. The services were in charge of the Rev. A. T. Christy of the Presbyterian church. The body will be cremated. Mrs. Anderson was a granddaughter of John Campbell, founder of the city and a daughter of Henry S. Neal, one-time congressman from this district.
Notes for Julius Lewis Anderson: I.R. Dec. 27, 1877 – Mr. Julius Anderson is having his residence on 6th street repainted.
I.R. Dec. 25, 1884 – J. L. Anderson was going to Cincinnati on the early morning train, and after he got on the M. & O. at Chillicothe, he settled down to a snooze and was soon soundly asleep. There is a station on that road called Anderson, and when the train arrived there, the brakeman called out “ANDERSON” and J. L. suddenly jumped up and said: “Heh!”
I.R. Oct. 30, 1890 – J. L. Anderson’s broken arm is improving nicely. He will be able to use it in a few days.
I.R. Oct. 29, 1896 – Judge Savage, of Ashland, and J. L. Anderson, of this city, will speak at Memorial hall, next Saturday. They are sound money democrats who propose to stand by their patriotic convictions by advocating McKinley’s election. Memorial hall will be crowded to hear these honored citizens.
I.R. Nov. 19, 1896 – J. L. Anderson has rented the third story of the Iron Railraod block for his home and office. There are three large rooms, heated by steam and provided with all conveniences. He intends to have a front and back office with a sitting and bed room combined. If there is any glory in solitude Mr. Anderson proposes to get a share of it.
I.T. Sunday, Dec. 29, 1935 – JULIUS L. ANDERSON, LAWYER, SCHOLAR, GENTLEMAN, PASSES AWAY AT AGE NINETY-FOUR. Injury Last June Culminated In Death at 6:45 P.M. Saturday; Services Tuesday To Be Private.
Death Saturday night at 6:45 o’clock claimed Julius L. Anderson, one of Lawrence county’s best known and most beloved native sons. Funeral services for the illustrious son will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock and will be private. Rev. M. L. Gerhardt, pastor of the Presbyterian church will officate. The body will be taken to Portsmouth to be cremated and the ashes inhumed in the family plot at Woodland cemetery under directions of Feuchter and Davidson.
Although Mr. Anderson had been ill at his home for a considerable length of time his passing Saturday comes as a decided shock to many friends for he had appeared to be somewhat improved several hours prior to his death. His confinement in recent weeks was due to an injury he sustained when he fell in his room June 30, last. At that time he suffered a broken hip. Notwithstanding his confienment he maintained his usual characteristic gay smile and good nature.
Few men in this section of the country were better known or better liked that Mr. Anderson. He was successfully engaged in the practice of law at the Lawrence county bar for a great many years and established himself as a capable and brilliant barrister, a gentleman and scholar. his integrity was widely heralded. He was fair and above board in all dealings and was honored and respected by all.
Julius L. Anderson was born January 10, 1842 near Athalia, this county. He was the son of Lewis and Louisa Hildredth Anderson. His early education was obtained in the rural schools of Lawrence county and his high school education was received at the old Ironton high school, then located in Kingsbury building. He graduated from high school at the age of 16, being one of the first to receive a diploma from the local school.
In 1867 he was graduated from Marietta college and in 1870 at the age of 28 he was admitted to law practice. Possessed of a brilliant mind Mr. Anderson proved quite successful in the practice of law.
Judge Johnson upon returning to this county after three years service on the State Supreme Court bench, selected Mr. Anderson as his law partner, saying at the time that his selection was made because Attorney Anderson had read three times as much law as any other member of the local bar.
Attorney Anderson was active in law work until he was 90 years of age, a span of 62 years. As late as three years ago he appeared before the fourth district court of appeals to present a case and despite his mounting years he performed a material peice of work.
Some three months ago the eminent old gentleman remarked to friends that should he have picked his life from out of the past 10,000 years be could not have lived in a more interesting period than that which his life had covered. He often spoke of the vast progress which he had noted in the cvountry. He recalled going to Cincinnati to see the first demonstration of electrical lighting; with a crowd of interested spectators he stood on the river bank to see the first steamboat in operation, he saw the first of the railroad trains enter this section of the country; he saw the progress and improvement of the automobile and hundreds of other things that have come and gone in the advancement of the country.
It is doubtful whether threre was another person in a great many miles wider read than Mr. Anderson. Particularly during late years he was given over to reading of good books. He spent between eight and ten hours each day in reading, and when his sight began failing him some two years ago, ____ he continued to enjoy the books through the reading of his faithful and loving wife.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow. Mrs. Alice Neal Anderson, the daughter of the late Henry S. Neal and a granddaughter of John Campbell founder of the City of Ironton. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were united in marriage in London, England, where Mrs. Anderson was visiting with friends and relatives.
The other nearest of kin are three nieces, Mrs. Harry Beers of Dover, Del., Mrs. Charles Dana of New York City, and Mrs. Juliet Nichols, also of New York City, and two nephews, Attorney Fred Anderson of Los Angeles and Mr. George Anderson of Chicago. – Friends of Mr. Anderson are requested to kindly omit flowers.
Funeral services for Julius L. Anderson, who died Saturday evening at his home on south Fifth street, will be conducted at the home Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock by Rev. M. L. Gerhardt of the First Presbyterian church. Last services will be private and later the body will be taken to Portsmouth for cremation, under direction of Feuchter and Davidson.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(4) Martha Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell, was born 16 Aug 1842 in Lawrence Co., OH, and married 12 Oct 1859 in Lawrence Co., OH, (8) William Means, son of Thomas Williamson and Sarah (Ellison) Means, who was born 18 Dec 1831. Martha Elizabeth died 19 Feb 1904 and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. William died 28 Jul 1921 in Yellow Springs, OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Martha Elizabeth Campbell: Martha was listed as living with her father and mother on the 1860 Lawrence Co. Ohio census as Martha Means age 17 wife b. OH.
I.R. Oct. 13, 1859 – MARRIED – On the Wednesday evening, Oct. 12th, by Rev. J. Chester, William Means, of Union Landing, to Miss Martha E. Campbell, daughter of John Campbell of Ironton.
I.R. Jan. 16, 1890 – Mrs. Wm. Means and daughters, Misses Gertrude and Pattie, arrived here last Friday evening and went immediately to Mrs. Mean’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell. They came from Ashland on the ferry boat, that being the easiest and most comfortable way for Pattie, who is quite feeble and ill from a recent surgical operation. Miss Gertrude Means left for Yellow Springs, Tuesday, but her mother and sister yet remain at Mr. Campbell’s, and will, until she gains some strength. Mr. Means is at Yellow Springs and is rapidly recovering his health.
I.R. Jan. 30, 1890 – Mrs. William Means left for Yellow Springs last Friday.
I.R. Apr. 10, 1890 – We clip the following pleasant personal from the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette: Mrs. William Means is registered at the Burnet House. Mrs. Means is still the charming woman that she was in the days that are still young and while her hair is fast whitening, she does not seem a whit older than when ten years ago she was the leading matron of Cincinnati society.
I.R. February 25, 1904 – FUNERAL FOR MRS. MEANS. – Martha Elizabeth Campbell Means, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, was born at Mt. Furnace, Lawrence County, in 1842, and married October 12, 1859 by Rev. Joseph Chester; died February 19, 1904, in Cincinnati, Ohio, of pneumonia. William Means and daughter, Pearl, of Yellow Springs, Mrs. Alex Julian, Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus McElroy, of New York, accompanied the body from Cincinnati. Two brothers, Albert Campbell, of Washington, D. C. and Charles Campbell of Hecla Furnace, are the only survivors of the Campbell family. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Nixon, of Park avenue, Rev. L.O. Richmonds conducting the services. A male quartet, composed of Carl Moulton, Allen Dolin, Albert Marting and Gus Kerr sang “Abide With Me.” S. B. Steece, Eugene Willard, James Bull, C. C. Clarke, Harry Mountain and Albert Murdock were pall bearers. The burial was at Woodland Cemetery.
Note: her funeral took place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Nixon – he is on the 1900 Lawrence Co., Ohio census: Nixon, David age 70 Mary age 54 Emma B age 30 Artmyer, Kate age 24 servant
I.R. Jan. 11, 1872 – Deaths – Nixon – Jan. 8th 1872, in Ironton, of scarlet fever, Eddie Rankin, son of David and Mary T. Nixon, aged 4 years.
David Nixon died 10-19-1910. Mary Wilson Nixon died 3-31-1913
Notes for William Means:
I.R. May 16, 1861 – William Means is raising another Light Horse Company in this county to be called “Buckeye Rangers” – Headquarters at the office of A. W. McCauslen, in Ironton. Active young men from the county, with good horses solicited as members.
Married by Joseph Chester, V.D.M. Law. Co. Marr. Rec. Book 6 p. 144
The Morning Irontonian, Friday, July 29, 1921 – DEATH CLAIMS WM. A. MEANS – ENGAGED IN IRON INDUSTRY FOR YEARS IN IRONTON – FORMER MAYOR OF CINCINNATI AND PROMINENT IN DEMOCRATIC POLITICS (Associated Press Dispatch) – Springfield, July 28. – William Means, 90, formerly mayor of Cincinnati died at his home in Yellow Springs, O., at 10 o’clock this morning.
Mr. Means who was the father-in-law of Wm. A. Julian of Cincinnati, democratic candiate for U.S. Senator last fall was prominent in democratic politics for many years.
For forty years while a resident of Cincinnati he maintained a summer home in Yellow Springs and a few years ago came there to spend the remainder of his life.
Recently twenty acres of the estate were sold to the trustees of Antioch college for the purpose of establishing homes for Antioch faculty members.
(Associated Press Dispatch) – Cincinnati, O., July 28. – William A. Means who died at his home in Yellow Springs today was mayor of Cincinnati in 1881 and 1882. He was president of a local bank at that time. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Julian of Cincinnati, wife of W. A. Julian former candidate for U. S. Senator, Miss Pearl Means and Mrs. Pattie McElroy of New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian are now on the Atlantic enroute to Europe. Mr. Means will be buried at Ironton but the time of the funeral has not been determined. He was the son of Thomas H. Means. He became successful in the iron industry at Ironton and engaged in the same business in Cincinnati when he was about 45 years old and later became head of a Cincinnati bank.
54*Gertrude Means b.c 1869 d. 25 Mar 1949
53*Pearl Means d. 25 Aug 1931
119*Pattie Means b. 10 Dec 1874 d. 4 Oct 1921
(54) Gertrude Means, daughter of William and Martha Elizabeth (Campbell) Means, was born about 1869 and married 5 Sep 1895 in Yellow Springs, OH, (55) William Alexander Julian, son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Laughlin) Julian, who was born 6 Aug 1861 in Franklin Co., KY. Gertrude died 25 Mar 1949 in Cincinnati, OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. William Alexander died 29 May 1949 and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Gertrude Means:
I. R. Oct. 9, 1949 – Article about John Campbell states: The last living grandchild was Mrs. W. A. Julian, wife of the Treasurer of the United States, who died early this year. Mrs. Julian’s mother, Martha Campbell married William Means, one time mayor of Cincinnati.
In 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Julian were living in New York.
I.T. Sat., March 28, 1949 – NATIVE OF IRONTON DIES IN CINCINNATI – CINCINNATI, March 26, – (AP) – Mrs. Gertrude Means Julian, 80, wife of Treasurer of the United States W. A. Julian, died at her home here yesterday after an illness of several months.
Julian, who disclosed his wife’s death on arrival today from Washington said she had not been considered seriously ill.
A native of Ironton, O., Mrs. Julian had been active in civil and philanthropic organizations throughout her life here.
In 1936 she was presented to the court of St. James in London, the third Cincinnatian to be so honored.
The Julians had no children. Mrs. Julian’s two sisters, Misses Patti and Pearl Means, died some years ago at their Yellow Spring, O., home.
Julian said his wife had “left positive instructions to be cremated.”
Ironton Tribune, March 28, 1949 – JULIAN SERVICE THIS MORNING AT WOODLAND – Private graveside services were held at Woodland cemetery this morning at 11 o’clock for Mrs. Gertrude Means Julian, wife of Treasurer of the United States W. A. Julian. Mrs. Julian died Friday at her home in Cincinnati and the body was cremated yesterday.
Mrs. Julian was a native of Ironton. She was a granddaughter of John Campbell, founder of Ironton, her mother being the former Mary Campbell Means. Her father, William Means, served as mayor of Cincinnati in 1881.
Mrs. Julian was vice president of the Hamilton County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was a former trustee of the Widows and Old Mens Home in Cincinnati. She was presented to the Court of St. James in 1936. She last visited here 28 years ago but planned to return during the Centennial next October. She was a distant relative of Mrs. Carl Moulton and Mrs. M. B. Edmundson, of Ironton.
Notes for William Alexander Julian:
W. A. Julian was Treasurer of the United States.
I.E.T. Wed., May 3, 1933 – JULIAN NAMED U.S. TREASURER – FIRST MAJOR APPOINTMENT TO COME TO OHIO – Cincinnati. May 3 -(AP) – W. A. Julian, retired Cincinnati shoe manufacturer and Ohio member of the Democratic national convention, today announced his acceptance of the post of treasurer of the United States.
Informed circles in Washington said yesterday that his appointment was probable. Until today, however, Julian insisted he had nothing to say, either no to whether the post had been offered to him, or whether he would accept.
The treasuryship is the first major post to go to an Ohion in the Roosevelt administration.
He announced his acceptance to newspapermen before going into a luncheon meeting of the Associated Charities here, of which he is president.
He had, he said, wired President Roosevelt his acceptance of the office.
Julian, in becoming treasurer of the United States, accepted office at last after steadily refusing high posts offered him in succeeding Democratic regimes.
President Wilson offered him first a position on the Federal trade commission, and then on the Federal Reserve Board. He declined both.
Still later he refused the office of treasurer of the national Democratic committee. But elected to the national committee for Ohio, in a factional dispute in 1925, he has held the office since.
Julian started life as a farm boy near Frankfort, Ky., graduated from Dodds College, there in 1888 (?), and went to Cincinnati. He became a bank clerk, then switched to shoe manufacturing, established a plant of his own, and later retired, reputedly a millionaire.
Three years before, he ran for the United States Senate – the only elective office he ever sought – and was defeated by Frank B. Willis in the Harding landslide of that year.
With party loyalty his creed, he only once differed with its leaders. In 1931, he came out openly in opposition to the ( —-ter John J. Rankob ?) seat/sent national committeemen, seeking support of his “home-rule” liquor plan.
William’s family was established in this country by James Julian, who settled at Fredericksburg, VA in 1680. John Julian a descendant of James, the colonist, and grandfather of William A. Julian, was surgeon-major in the Revolutionary Army under Washington. William A. Julian was graduated, A.B., at Dodds College, Frankfurt, Kentucky, in 1888. He began as a clerk in a bank. He engaged in the shoe manufacturing business in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1893 as a partner with Franklin Alter and H. Kokenge in the Alter-Julian Co. This company was succeeded in 1900 by the Julian-Kokenge Co., which is still (1934) in business in Columbus, Ohio. The company specializes in the manufacture of women’s fine shoes. It employs an average of eight hundred people and its annual business amounts to approximately $3 million. Mr. Julian was president of the company until 1917 when he retired from its active management, although he continued as chairman of the board of directors. He was president also of the Cincinnati Shoe Co.; First National Bank of Bethel, Ohio, and Queen City Trust Co.; vice-president and director of the Central Trust Co. of Cincinnati. During World War 1, he was chairman of the civilian relief committee of the American Red Cross and vice-chairman of the Cincinnati chapter. For twenty years he has been chairman of the investment committee of Berea College, and for the same period of time he has been president of the Associated Charities of Cincinnati.
He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916 and, since 1926, he has been Democratic National Committeeman for Ohio. In May, 1933, he was appointed Treasurer of the United States by President Roosevelt. He was married at Yellow Springs, Ohio, September 5, 1895, to Gertrude E., daughter of William Means, former mayor of Cincinnati. He lived at Red Gables, R. F. D. Rockville, Maryland. He died May 28, 1949. “Who was Who, Vol. II. National Cyclopedia of American Biography.”
I.T. Monday, May 30, 1949 JULIAN, U.S. TREASURER IS CRASH VICTIM – BETHESDA, MD., MAY 29, (AP) – W. A. Julian, treasurer of the United States since the earliest days of the Roosevelt New Deal, was killed today in a head-on automobile crash near here.
Death was quick for the man whose flourished signature appears on every piece of currency. His chest was crushed, and members of the rescue squad worked half an hour to extracate his body from the wreckage.
The occupants of the other car, William Ellis and Paul Smith of nearby Maryland communities, were only slightly hurt. No charges were filed in the accident.
Julian’s death brought to life a secret carefully guarded by the retired and wealthy former banker – his age. A driver’s license showed it to be 73 (or 78 – can’t make out copy – smk)
Julian’s wife, Gertrude Means Julian, daughter of a former mayor of Cincinnati, died last March 24(6) at the age of ( ). They were childless.
The late Mrs. Julian was a native of Ironton, a granddaughter of John Campbell, founder of Ironton; her mother was the former Mary Campbell Means. She was a distant relative of Mrs. Carl Moulton and Mrs. M. E. Edmundson of Ironton. The ashes of Mrs. Julian were brought here and buried in Woodland Cemetery.
Born on a farm near Frankfort, Ky., William Alexander Julian rose to shoe manufacturer, president of the Queen City Trust Company of Cincinnati, and a director of other banks.
A lifelong Democrat and one-time national committeeman, he dodged various offers of appointment to public office. Franklin D. roosevelt persuaded him to come to Washington to overhaul the national’s fiscal system in mid-depression.
The accident occurred this morning as Julian, driving alone, attempted to make a left turn as he neared the brow of a hill about three miles from his home at Rockville, Md., police said.
The office of Treasurer of the United States – not be confused with the Secretary of the Treasury, a cabinet post – is essentially a banking facility for the government.
Duties include the receipt, disbursement and accounting for public moneys; the custody, issuance and redemption of paper currency and coin; the safekeeping of securities, and the payment of principal and interest on the public debt. The treasurer receives $_0,330 a year.
Julian ran unsuccessfully for the U. S. Senate in Ohio in 1920 but thereafter he stayed behind-scenes politically.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
I.E.T. Wed., June 22, 1949 – JULIAN WILL CODICIL DECLARED INVALID – CINCINNATI, June 23 – (AP) – A codicil to the will of William A. Julian, leaving five-twentieths of a trust fund to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, has been declared invalid, it was learned Tuesday.
Judge Chase M. Davies of Probate Court held the codicil to be invalid because the former treasurer of the U. S. had no witness present when he signed it.
No estimate was given on the fortune left by Julian, who was killed in an automobile accident May 29.
The original will dated Oct. 28, 18__ provided an annual income of $36,000 a year to Mrs. Julian and at her death the income was to have been divided among Julian’s two brothers. The brothers and Mrs. Julian, however, are dead.
Walter Shohl, one of the late treasurer’s attorneys, said the will then provided that on the deaths of the brothers and Mrs. Julian the estate should be divided into twentieths with Berea College of Berea, Ky. and various charitable institutions sharing the estate.
In the codicil the court held to be invalid, Julian deleted several original beneficiaries, and stipulated that money go to the Seventh Day Adventist Church “because of its splendid work.” Shohl said.
Several other codicils providing for individual bequests also were declared invalid because they had not been witnessed.
Cincinnati, June 22, 1949 – The will of W. A. Julian was accepted for probate as originally written. In a codicil earlier held invalid, Julian had changed the will to give the Seventh Day Adventist Church 5/20 of his fortune.
Cincinnati, November 1, 1949. The Julian estate was valued at $4,457,988.41. Included were cash $436,513; bonds, $177,678; stocks,$3,757.576; personal jewelry, $35 (a wrist watch); real estate, $150; notes receivable $85,334. Cash to Charles A. Julian, of Frankfort, Kentucky, a nephew, $100,000; $50,000 each to Mrs. Douglas J. Ebert of Birmingham, Alabama, and Mrs. Lillian J. Abbott, of Clearwater, Florida. An unestimated trust fund was to be divided among Berea College, Berea, Kentucky; Associated Charities, Y.W.C.A., Widow’s Home, Walnut Hills, Children’s Hospital, Clovernook Home for the Blind.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(53) Pearl Means, daughter of William and Martha Elizabeth (Campbell) Means, married (14) Never Married. Pearl died 25 Aug 1931 and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Pearl Means:
I.R. Thurs. Feb. 7, 1889 – MISS PEARL MEANS – The New York Sun makes public a fact that the young lady’s friends have known for some time, i.e., that Miss Pearl Means is studying for the stage. Miss Means is positive that she is not “stage struck” in the ordinary sense of the word, but adopts the stage as a method earning a livelihood. Before her parents were fully aware of her intentions she became a member of the Lyceum School of Acting, of which A. M. Palmer is the head, and Boucicault a professor. she has been placed upon the preferred list of pupilsand has enlisted, by her earnestness, the interest and sympathy of such men as Lawrence Barrett and A. M. Palmer, and should she develop the requisite talent for success, will undoubtedly have every opportunity of proving it. She promises to be a very delightful “ingenue”, and the many friends of her family here will watch her career with deep interest. She kep her attendance at the school secret for awhile, fearing an unnecessary shock to her father, ex-Mayor Wm. Means, whose health is still precarious.
The Sun says: “Two more society girls are ready for the stage. They show the extent to which the stage craze has gone among women in America since Mrs. Potter’s success. One of the young women has just been engaged by Mr. Frohman for the ‘Lord Chumley’ Company, and the other will probably join Mrs. Blaine’s company. Miss Means is the daughter of a former bank President in Cincinnati. She was very well known in society in the West. A series of misfortunes, culminating in her father’s financial ruin, finally led Miss Means to seek for a livelihood. The other society debutante is Miss Moynahan, who comes of the old Irish family of that name in Ottawa. Her fortune was left entirely in the hands of her father’s executors and was dissipated in less than three years. Both of the young women are in the class of society amateurs of which Miss Elsie DeWolfe is such a shining light.” – Com.-Gazette.
Miss Means goes upon the stage probably because she loves the dramatic art. Ever since she was a child she was fond of elocution. She has particularly a sweet voice and graceful manners, and is a most handsome and intelligent young lady. If the information above is true, we are sure she will carry to the stage the best and noblest ideas of the art.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(119) Pattie Means, daughter of William and Martha Elizabeth (Campbell) Means, was born 10 Dec 1874 and married (227) Thaddeus McElroy. Pattie died 4 Oct 1921 in Battle Creek, MI and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Pattie Means:
I.R. July 9, 1896 – ANOTHER WEDDING – The following dispatch appeared in the Enquirer, of Tuesday:
YELLOW SPRINGS, O. July 6. – Announcement is made of the engagement of Mr. F. Roy Hayward of Ironton, to Miss Patti W. Means, daughter of William Means. The marriage was urged by the young people but owning to the continued feeble health of Mrs. Means, was at her requrest postponed.
- R. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1921 – DEATH CLAIMS MRS. M’ELROY – DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WM. MEANS DIED AT BATTLE CREEK – Word was received last evening by Mr. Earle Stewart of the sudden death Monday morning at Battle Creek, Mich., of Mrs. Pattie Means McElroy, daughter of the late William Means, former mayor of Cincinnati. Hon. W. A. Julian, brother-in-law of the deceased has gone to Battle Creek and will return with the body to Ironton for interment in Woodland cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(12) Emma Campbell, daughter of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell, married (15) never married. Emma died Jul 1884.
Notes for Emma Campbell:
Ironton Register – 22 Jan 1885 – Will of Emma Campbell admitted to probate. it gives the income arising from her estate (shares in Hecla and Kentucky Iron & Coal Co.) to her mother and sister Clara equally, and when they die the property to go to the children of Mrs. Wm. Means.
Ironton Register – 24 Jul 1884 – DEATH of MISS EMMA CAMPBELL – At eight o’clock, this Wednesday morning, Emma Campbell, daughter of John Campbell, breathed her last. She had been an invalid for a long time, and for the past year and a half she has been kept to her bed most all the time. For months, she knew that her sickness would have a fatal ending, sooner or later, but in all that period she seemed patient and thoughtful, and talked of her coming death in words of christian resignation. Some time before her death, she joined the church and spoke hopefully of the future beyond. The last days of her sickness were painless, and she-quietly passed away. The funeral will take place at the residence at 4 o’clock, Friday, Rev. Bradley officiating.
The writer of these lines was an old schoolmate of the deceased and bears warm testimony to her many virtures. She was a young lady of strong intellectual talents, brightened by arduous study and travel. Soon after the close of the war she went South to teach the freedmen, and during her work there, she wrote several letters to the REGISTER, which, we remember, as some of the finest we ever saw. They were full of geniality, kindly aspirations, and love for her duties among the freedmen.
When these duties closed, she travelled, studied art and elocution, and many a young lady and gentleman in this town remembers her kindly assistance to them in this line. With all her strength of mind and exalted taste, she was a lady of great modesty and purity of motives. We join with the family in the great sorrow that has overtaken them.
I.R. Feb. 20, 1868 – MISS EMMA CAMPBELL, daughter of John Campbell, Esq., of this city is teaching the freedmen at Atlanta, Georgia. She volunteered some time ago under the auspices of the Freedman’s Commission.
I.R. March 12, 1868 – (For the Register) THE FREED PEOPLE – Notice was given last Sabbath in the churches for a collection of old clothing, and such things as the destitute freed people of the South need. Those people are chiefly women and children and infirm persons that have no way of earning a living. This state of affairs arises from the unsettled condition of the country, and those poor people must be helped or thousands of them will perish.
That their case is most deplorable we learn from various sources, but especially from our excellent lady friend, MISS EMMA CAMPBELL, of this place, who volunteered to visit those poor people and who is now there trying to do them good.
Let the articles be left with Miss Maria Woodrow, on Fifth Street, or Mr. Henry Wilson on Second street, or the undersigned on Fifth street. J. H. Creighton.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(5) Clara Campbell, daughter of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell, was born 15 Sep 1849 in Hanging Rock, Lawrence Co., OH, and married (9) never married. Clara died 19 Nov 1895 in Hanging Rock, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Clara Campbell:
I.R. – Jan 12, 1888 – $45,000 – IS THE VERDICT AGAINST CHARLES ARBUCKLE. Our readers were very much surprised when they read in last week’s REGISTER that Miss Clara Campbell had brought suit against Charles Arbuckle, the rich coffee merchant, for $100,000 damages in a breach of promise case. While the news was known to a few before then, it was generally of a confidential nature, the hope being entertained that it might not get into the papers; but on Tuesday night previous, a long dispatch had gone from here to the New York Herald, relating to some incidental facts connected with the affair; so the New York papers published long accounts on Wednesday, and on Thursday, the Cincinnati papers came out with flaming headlines. Since then, columns have appeared every day, giving much detail of the matter, and many illustrations of the plaintiff and defendant, creating as lively interest as a similar subject has awakened for many a year.
Here, in Ironton, where the plaintiff is well known, and everybody is on her side, and where her honorable family associations command universal confidence and respect, the intelligence has created great excitement and thousands of papers have been sold for the sake of the accounts of the trial.
For the past three or four years Miss Campbell’s life here has been somewhat quiet and retired; but whenever seen on the streets, she always had a pleasant word for her acquaintances. None but the family knew of the important engagement which has now come to light through a most romantic trial. It seems that after eight years residence in Milan, Italy, in pursuit of her musical studies, and her return to this country, she met Mr. Arbuckle in New York, and their acquaintance soon ripened into a devoted affection for each other. This was in 1882. She was then boarding in New York, and endeavoring to promote her musical ambition. Her acquaintance with Mr. Arbuckle and their engagement soon brought these purposes to a close and she returned home. But in the meantime he paid her the most devoted attention, accompanying her to Boston, the watering places and other resorts. He gave her a $600 diamond ring in token of their engagement and even went house-hunting in Brooklyn in anticipation of an early marriage. When absent from each other their correspondence was endearing to the extent of exuberance, and when their letters were read in Court, which had to be, there were many little phrased, epithets and signs that seem altogether too intensely extravagant and utter to a cold and criticizing world.
The “h’s” and “k’s” for hugs and kisses, and the names of Bunnie and Baby Bunting for endearing cognomens, were revealed by the reading of these lovers’ letters, and the multiplied often in the accounts of the affair, and they sound very ludicrous, especially for lovers not over-young. But they still show, that their love was true and honorable, and would never be given to the world through a trial in Court.
In October, 1882, Mr. Arbuckle wrote to Miss Campbell’s parents, asking their consent to her marriage, and received a favorable reply. Some time after this, Mr. Campbell failed, and more than a year passing by, and Miss Campbell’s life, in the meantime, drifting along purposeless, she wrote Mr. Arbuckle with reference to this intentions respecting her. The letter was affectionate and kindly, but he was languid and unsatisfactory in replying, and began to plead sickness, yet all the time he was attending to his business as usual. This uncertainty was kept up until the Spring of 1884, when Miss Campbell brought suit as above.
The trial began last Wednesday. Mrs. McCabe sat with the plaintiff the first day, and she has been constantly attended by her old friends. The plaintiff’s conduct as a witness was highly spoken of and she won friends at the start. At every point in her story, she was a match for the defendant’s shrewd attorney. When the plaintiff’s testimony was all in, the defendant’s attorney moved that the case be dismissed on the ground that it was not proven that Arbuckle had broken the contract-that he was always loving and tender toward the plaintiff, and he had not refused to fulfill the contract to marry, which he had admitted; but the Court overruled the motion because the jury should determine whether his failure to marry did not amount to a breach.
At one or two times in the conduct of the case, the defense has insinuated meanly against Miss Campbell as a lady. This is simply infamous and cruel. There is no ground for any such aspersions and it only shows the horrors of a law suit, when vile insinuations can be ruthlessly conjured up aginst the purity and honor of a woman whose reputation is spotless and unchallenged among those who know her well.
On last Monday, the case was argued by Judge Fullerton for the plaintiff, and Mr. Parsons, for the defendant, when the Judge charged the jury and they retired at 4 o’clock.
The jury were out only a couple of hours, when they returned with a sealed verdict which was opened in Court, Tuesday morning. We now copy the Cincinnati Post Dispatch, announcing the verdict and incidents of the return of it:
NEW YORK, Jan. 10 – Jury in the Campbell-Arbuckle breach of promise suit awarded the plaintiff $45,000 and damages this morning.
The Supreme Court was crowded to overflowing this morning with spectators anxious to learn the verdict.
Although the day was a disagreeable one, the fair sex was on hand in large numbers and they eagerly discussed among themselves the expected verdict.
Neither plaintiff nor defendant was present. Shortly after 10 a.m. the jury filed into the court room, and the foreman drawing a packet from his pocket handed it to the Judge.
Ex-Judge Fullerton, of the plaintiff’s counsel, was the only principal lawyer present.
Judge Beach read the verdict at once and then handed it to the Clerk to make known.
The latter solemnly read amidst breathless stillness that $45,000 damages had been awarded to Miss Campbell because of the failure of Charles Arbuckle to keep his promise of marriage. The announcement was greeted with applause.
Lawyer Rushmore, of the prosecution, moved for an extra allowance. Mr. Fullerton seconded the motion, and congratulated the defense on the smallness of the amount. Lawyer Tilney, of the defense, opposed the motion, but Judge Beach granted the plaintiff’s counsel $1000.
Mr. Tilney then moved to set aside the verdict as excessive and against the weight of evidence. This was denied, but the defendant, Arbuckle, was allowed a stay of execution and entry of judgment for forty-five days, in which he can decide whether to pay the $45,000 to Miss Campbell or appeal the case.
The latter course will probably be adopted.
Juror Richard P. L. Everett told a reporter how the verdict was reached. Said he: “I think we did a good hour’s work, and I would be willing to put in another four days to repeat the dose for Arbuckle. When we left the box and retired to the jury room yesterday afternoon, we stood eleven for a verdict in favor of Miss Campbell to one against. The odd man was a gentleman of about 60, whose name I do not care to mention. It did not take us more than five minutes to bring him over to our way of thinking. Then, as we were unanimous in favor of a verdict for the plaintiff, the sole quesiton was one of damage. We took three ballots and they were not very far apart at any time, and after the third ballot we had very little difficulty in agreeing upon $45,000 as the proper amount.”
When asked what had the most effect upon the jurors, Mr. Everett said: “The attempt to impugn the good character of the plaintiff and to impute to her an improper motive for going to Europe and studying for the operatic stage. Her whole testimony, bearing and conduct while on the stand gave the lie to any insinuations of impropriety, and proved her a woman of education and refinement.” Lawyer Rushmore hurried over to Taylor’s hotel in Jersey City to convey the news of the verdict. Miss Campbell, who has been stopping there since the trial begun, received the news quietly at first, and then burst into tears, which her lawyer vainly tried to check.
I.R. – Thursday, January 19, 1888 – Miss Clara Campbell arrived in Ironton on the midnight train, last Friday, and has remained quietly at home ever since. A good many of her old friends have called on her to congratulate her and tender their respects. She feels keenly the extravagant publicity given her affair, and is not disposed to talk in a public way. There is no new intelligence to give concerning the matter.
I.R. Thurs., Dec. 4, 1890 MISS CAMPBELL WINS – Miss Clara Campbell recieved a dispatch Tuesday, from her lawyers in New York, advising her that the Court of last resort in that state had sustained the court below, and that the verdict of the jury giving her $45,000 in her suit against Charles Arbuckle is finally decided in her favor. It is nearly three years since the trial of this case was had, and the defendant has fought off the wise judgement against him until now.
It is exceedingly gratifying to Miss Campbell’s many friends that the case has concluded in her favor. Quietly, patiently, she has waited for justice, and now that it has come she quietly receives thenews, and talks of it as of something she fully expected. A reporter of the REGISTER called at her home to see her, with whom she talked of the matter pleasantly, and at the same time expressing herself as thoroughly averse to any further notoriety concerning the matter. Now that this long contest is over, and the end of expectation comes, she proposes to devote herself to her musical pursuits and fully occupy her time therein.
This community is rejoiced that the success of the lawsuit rests where it should, with Miss Campbell, and we all congratulate her upon the result.
I.R. January 29, 1891 – Miss Clara Campbell is at present in New York city, where she will probably make her home for some time. She will get from the Arbuckle suit, a little over $50,000 judgment, interest and the $1,000 costs allowed by the court. After paying her lawyers and other expenses she will have nearly $40,000 left. This amount Miss Campbell will prudently invest, and make use only of the income: She is a lady of business tact, and will not regard her little streak of fortune, with any reckless or exorbitant notions.
NEWS FROM THE PAST – New York Tribune, October 20, 1895 – PLAINTIFF IN THE ARBUCKLE SUIT DEAD – Miss Clara Campbell, who recovered $45,000 for breach of promise, succumbs. Miss Clara Campbell, who figured in the famous Arbuckle breach of promise suit eight years ago, died at Ironton, Ohio yesterday. An operation was performed upon her for a tumor last week, and she had been gradually sinking since Sunday evening.
Miss Campbell, who was 45 years old, was the youngest of former Judge (John) Campbell, who was founder of the city of Ironton and at one time its richest resident. She received a thorough education, and was sent to Italy where for several years she studied music under one of the best masters of the time. It was shortly after her return to America that she first met Mr. Arbuckle, a prosperous coffee merchant.
A letter of introduction served to open the acquaintance between them, which later ended in the famous quarrel. Mr. Arbuckle, after a brief but ardent wooing, asked the young woman to become his wife. Miss Campbell consented, and when her suitor’s love grew cold and he failed to make preparations for the wedding day, Miss Campbell brought suit against him for $100,000.
At the trial evidence of the defendant’s pleadings and promise was given and letters that had passed between the lovers were read in court. The terms of endearment, “Baby Bunting” and “Bunnie C.” on the letters, were used far and wide at the time. The suit was ended on January 10, 1888 and the jury announced a verdict of $45,000 in favor of Miss Campbell. The higher court to which the case was sent sustained the verdict first given.
I.W.R. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1895 – MISS CLARA CAMPBELL – DEATH COMES TO HER AT AN EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING – SORELY AFFLICTED, HEROIC MEANS WERE SOUGHT TO PROLONG HER LIFE, BUT IN VAIN – THE FUNERAL WEDNESDAY. From Thursday’s Daily.
Miss Clara Campbell died at 1 o’clock this morning at Dr. C. G. Gray’s sanitarium at Hanging Rock.
She had been afflicted for several years with a tumor, though the fact was known to but a few of her friends, and though receiving some medical attention she avoided the heroic treatment which, if earlier sought, might have prolonged her life.
She was about the city, and visited her friends up to two weeks ago and was apparently in fair health.
On Tuesday, the 5th inst. she became seriously ill and was confined to her apartments at the Hotel Denison. On Thursday last she was removed to Dr. Gray’s sanitarium. It then became apparent that an operation offered the only hope of relief.
Miss Campbell was apprised of this and of the gravity of the situation, but she consented and prepared for the ordeal.
The operation was performed Saturday forenoon by Dr. Taylor of Cincinnati, who was summoned for the purpose. The patient rallied afterwards and gave promise of recovering, but the hope was brief. She soon grew weaker, and sank till death came, as stated.
Her brother, Mr. Charles Campbell, Mrs. C. G. Clarke and Miss Alice Neal were at her bedside when she died.
Her sister, Mrs. Wm. Means of Yellow Springs, Ohio, who had been summoned, arrived too late to see her alive.
A coincidence of Miss Campbell’s death was the fact that it occurred on the second anniversary of the death of her mother, who died in this city, November 10, 1893.
Miss Campbell was forty-seven years of age, having been born at Hanging Rock in September, 1848. She was the youngest daughter of the late John Campbell, one of the founders of Ironton and one of the great iron masters of this section.
After completing a course in the Ironton schools she attended a ladies’ seminary in Philadelphia and later, having developed considerable musical talen, she was sent to Europe and spent several years there during the 70’s perfecting herself in music, after which she returned to her home.
During the last few years of her life she resided part of the time in New York and part of the time in Ironton.
In 1887 Miss Campbell became widely known throughout the country by reason of ther breach of promise suit against Charles Arbuckle, the coffee king, which suit was tried in New York City. She sued for $100,000 and was awarded $45,000. In this famous suit Miss Campbell had the sympathy and respect of all who knew her and, indeed, of the entire country.
After the end of this great legal struggle she resided for a time in New York, but for the past year or two has lived in this city.
The deceased was a woman of intellectual attainments, endowed with musical talent, and though somewhat eccentric in her manner, was of kindly and sympathetic disposition and universally respected.
Two brothers, Mr. Albert Campbell of Chicago and Mr. Charles Campbell of Hecla Furnace, and a sister, Mrs. Means, survive her. The latter two are here but Mr. Albert Campbell has not been heard from at this writing.
MISS CAMPBELL’S FUNERAL – The funeral of Miss Clara Campbell took place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Clarke on south Sixth street. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Hampton, of Christ Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. E. E. Moran of the Presbyterian church.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. C. C. Clarke, John H. Moulton, W. A. Murdock, J. W. Campbell, Fred Leete and J. M. Hill. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in beautiful Woodland.
Mr. Albert Campbell, brother of the deceased, arrived from Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
MISS CAMPBELL’S ESTATE – It is believed by interested ones that the estate of Miss Clara Campbell will amount to $100,000. Two years ago she made a will, to which, recently, a codicil was added, but the will will probably not be filed for a day or two, and its provisions are not known. It is understood that Mr. W. A. Murdock was named as executor.
I.W.R. Nov. 23, 1895 – MISS CAMPBELL’S WILL – NEAR ALL HER ESTATE GOES TO MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. WITH SOME SMALL BEQUESTS TO SEVERAL RELATIVES AND FRIENDS – THE ESTATE NOT AS LARGE AS HAS BEEN REPORTED.
The will of Miss Clara Campbell was filed for probate late Wednesday afternoon. The test of it is as follows: I, Clara Campbell, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby provoking all former wills and codicils by me made.
Item 1. I give and bequeath to my friend, Miss Nora Scott, my antique entanglio of the third century.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my cousin Elizabeth McClure a turquoise pin and ear-rings, the set she may choose of all of which I may die possessed.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to my friend, Florence W. Campbell, wife of John W. Campbell, one picture, her choice of all of which I shall die possessed.
Item 4. I give and bequeath to my nieces, Mary Lillian Neal and Alice Campbell Neal and the survivor of them, all the rest and residue of all pictures and jewelry of which I shall die possessed and all laces, clothing, household goods and furniture ornaments, books, carriages and vehicles for pleasure of every description, and all other ornaments or things for ornament or use of which I shall die possessed, to be divided between them share and share alike.
Item 5. I give and devise to my brothers, Charles Campbell and Albert Campbell, and the survivor of them, one thousand dollars to be divided between them share and share alike.
Item 6. I will and direct that my executor pay all just debts and claims against me out of my estate, including funeral expenses.
Item 7. I give, bequeath and devise to William A. Murdock, all the proceeds of all the capital stock of the Hecla Iron and Mining Company, recently sold by me to my brother, Albert Campbell, and the fifty shares of the capital stock of the Second National Bank of Ironton, Ohio, and the three shares of the First National Bank of Ironton, Ohio, and the two hundred dollars of the shares of the Eagle Building Loan Association, owned by me, and the note known as the Nixon note of about four-hundred dollars, and the note known as the Stead note of about seventy-five dollars, and all the one-fifth of the entrie estate, personal, real and mixed, of my mother that has descended to me, been received by me, and to which I am in any manner entitled, and all proceeds of any and all of said stocks, shares, notes, real estate and property, all investments and re-investments from time to time of same and every part of same, and all issues and profits and accumulations thereof, but in trust only and always, to manage, sell, and convey same, just as if same were his own, and invest same, and reinvest same, and every, and any part of same from time to time as hie deems best for my estate, so long as this trust shall continue, just as if same and every part f same were his own, and he shall not be responsible for loss in the premises, providing he acts in good faith and with the same care that he bestows upon his own business and out of the net annual profits of all same to pay to my cousins, Jane McClure, Laura McClure and Elizabeth McClure, and the survirors and survivor of them, on the first day of January of each year and every year after my death, the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars, so long as any of them shall live, provided the net profits for the year next before such payment, shall be sufficient therefor, but if same is not sufficient therefor, then said Murdock as said trustee, shall pay to said McClures, the survivors, or suvivor of them, only the net profits of said year next before said payment, and if there shall be no net profits during any such year, then, there shall be no payment to said McClures or any of them for that year, and said Murdock, as said trustee, shall pay all of the net annual profits of all of same, in excess of said three hundred and sixty-five dollars to my nieces, Mary Lillian Neal and Alice Campbell Neal, and the survivor of them-so long as they or either of them, shall live, – and should they or either of them survive all of said McClures, then all of said annual profits shall be paid on the 1st day of January of each year, if any there be, to said Neals, or to the survivor of them, so long as they or either of them, shall live, and after the death of all of said McClures and of said Neals, all of said stocks, shares, notes, real estate and property, and all investments thereof and re-investments from time to time of same, and all profits and accumulations of same, and proceeds of same, shall as soon as practicable, be converted into money, and all of same shall by my said trustee be paid to the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal church, Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ohio, same shall be paid to the treasurer of said society whose receipts shall be a sufficient acquittance to my said trustee. And should said Wm. A. Murdock decline to act as such trustee, or become incapacitated, or for any reason not, act, then I request the proper court to appoint a trustee to act in his stead, who, when appointed and duly qualified, shall have all the titles, powers, discretions, immunities, duties and responsibilities that said Murdock would have should he act.
Item 8. I give, bequeath, and devise, all the rest and residue of all my estate, personal, real and mixed, and wherever located or situated to the International Missionary Alliance incorporated under the laws of the state of New York-and I hereby nominate and appoint-Julius L. Anderson executor of this will.
In testimony hereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this sixth day of March, 1894, (here follows references to interlineations etc., made in the writing of the will, which are acknowledged and explained.) CLARA CAMPBELL [SEAL]
The witnesses are Edward James Bird, jr., and Julius L. Anderson.
A codicil dated June 10, 1895, revokes that part of the will referring to the Stead and Nixon notes, they having been converted to cash, and directs that proceeds go to the International Missionary Alliance of New York. It also revokes the appointment of Julius L. Anderson as executor and appoints W. A. Murdock, executor. It bequeaths $500 each to Albert Campbell and Charles Campbell to be paid to them out of the one-tenth interest in Enterpise block in Ironton, Ohio, recently purchased by testator of said Albert Campbell.
The codicil is witnessed by Dot Davis and Jed B. Bibbee.
The will will be for hearing Saturday at 2 p.m.
As will be seen the bulk of Miss Campbell’s property is left to the missionary societies. It is now stated by those in position to know, that her wealth will not amount to anything near what has been reported, and her entire estate will hardly exceed $25,000.
The value of the bequests of jewelry etc. to Miss Alice Neal and Mrs. Lillian Neal Hunter will not, it is said, exceed $1,000.
In this connection it may be stated that the estate of Miss Emma Campbell, left in trust for Miss Clara’s benefit, during her life time, now passes, by terms of the former’s will to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Means.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(13) Albert Campbell, son of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell. Albert died Jul 1915 in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Washington, D.C..
Notes for Albert Campbell:
I.R. August 30, 1877 – COLORADO ITEM – We have a copy of the SILVER WORLD published at Lake City, Col., of the date of August 11th. In it we find the following item, which mentions an Irontonian:
Albert Campbell, Frank Curtiss, J. Pancake and D. C. Mason have struck last month located the Ten O’Clock lode, a 5 foot vein carrying 8 inch of pay, in which ruby silver shows in large quantities; it is believed to be one of the richest prospects in the district.
I.R. Nov. 29, 1877 – Mr. Albert Campbell arrived home last Sunday from the San Juan silver region, active operations having ceased for the winter. Mr. Campbell saw the Ironton men before he left . . . (names them)
I.R. 19 Jan 1882 Gov. Albert Campbell of Colorado is home for a short season. (we looked this up and he was not Governor of Colorado – smk)
I.R. May 4, 1882 – ALBERT CAMPBELL left last Monday, for the scene of his mining operations, Burrows Park, Colorado. He is running an entry there in a porphery dike, and will finish it about next August. It costs him about $14 a foot to drive the estry, and whether he gets anything out of it or not is a problem that cannot be solved until he turns into the supposed gold bearing granite. It is more uncertain then going a fishing, but sometimes a man returns with a fine catch.
M.I. Fri., July 23, 1915 – CAMPBELL SON OF IRONTON’S FOUNDER – The news of the death of Albert Campbell in Washington, D. C., as announced in The Irontonian Thursday morning, caused great surprise among the friends and relatives of the deceased. The telegram was dated July 17, and was sent astray, having been delivered to the wrong Mr. Campbell. The local brother of the deceased was in Kentucky and the telegram was held at the Western Union office until Wednesday. The deceased was the son of John Campbell, the founder of Ironton, and many of the older people will remember him. The funeral was held Tuesday, at Washington, D. C., where he has made his home for some time.
S.W.R., Fri., July 23, 1915 – ALBERT CAMPBELL DIED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday evening a telegram dated July 17 in Washington, D. C., was delivered to Mr. Chas. Campbell bearing the news of the death of his brother Albert Campbell, at a hospital in the capital city on that date and saying unless word was received from the family the funeral would be held last Tuesday. Mr. Campbell was buried last Tuesday without a friend or relative knowing of his death all because the telegram bearing the news of his death went astray.
The telegram was received at the local office and delivered to the (next two lines unreadable – smk) was in Kentucky so it lay in the Ironton office until Wednesday when Mr. Campbell returned home and called for it over the telephone.
The deceased was the son of John Campbell the founder of Ironton was was an old soldier. He never married and has for many years lived in Washington. He was known by many of the older residents of the city, but few of the younger generation will remember him.
(6) Charles Campbell, son of John and Elizabeth Caldwell (Clarke) Campbell, was born 1851 in Lawrence Co., OH. Charles died 16 Jul 1923 in Athens, OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Charles Campbell: I.R. Sept. 13, 1877 – Charles Campbell has returned from a summer trip in which he visited Philadelphia, Cape May and White Sulpher.
I.R. Sept. 13, 1877 – Charles Campbell has brought from Virginia some specimens of the 300 foot deposit of iron ore near Lynchburg. The specimans embrace beautiful hematite specular ore.
I.R. Jan. 3, 1878 – Charles Campbell caned D. Voglesong with a beautiful ebony as the old year lay dying.
I.R.Thurs. Aug. 4, 1881 – Charles Campbell is at White Sulpher, enjoying the baths.
I.R. Oct. 9, 1890 – The Century Club had its first meeting of the year at Mrs. J. W. Campbell’s last night. The opening meeting was delightful. Mr. Charles Campbell was elected president.
M.I. Tues., Dec. 14, 1915 – PIONEER FURNACE MAN CRITICALLY ILL – Charles Campbell, well known pioneer furnace man, was reported as critically ill at his home at Hecla suffering from valvular heart trouble. Mr. Campbell is probably one of the best known men of the vicinity and the many friends will regret to learn of his critical illness.
M.I. Wed., July 18, 1923 – CHAS. CAMPBELL DIED MONDAY – Charles Campbell, 71, son of Mr. John Campbell, one of the pioneer residents of Ironton, died at the Athens hospital Monday. Mrs. J. L. Anderson of this city, a niece of the deceased was notified yesterday.
Mr. Campbell is the last of the John Campbell family and he will be remembered by many of the older Ironton residents. Three nieces, Mrs. Alexander Julian of Cincinnati, Mrs. William Means of Yellow Springs, and Mrs. J. L. Anderson, of this city survive, as does a cousin, Mrs. L. B. Campbell, also of Ironton.
The body will arive here today, the funeral to be at 4 o’clock at Woodland cemetery. Friends are invited to attend the services.
(750) James Marcellus Campbell, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell.
Notes for James Marcellus Campbell: Microfilm – Briggs Library – James married late in life and had no issues.
(751) Joseph Newton Harvey Campbell, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell, was born 30 Jan 1816 and married (766) unknown.
Notes for Joseph Newton Harvey Campbell:
They had other children.
Joseph served more than two terms in the Civil War; he was Adjutant of the 8th Regiment of Iowa Infantry. He was in the Iowa Legislature.
I.R. May 20, 1880 – MR. HARVEY CAMPBELL is here on a visit to his brother, John Campbell. The former gentleman is younger than the latter and is a farmer in Iowa. He was last in this county about 42 years ago, but the brothers saw each other about ten years ago.
767 Marion Campbell, Gen.
(752) infant Campbell, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Tweed) Campbell.
Notes for infant Campbell:
Died in youth.
(153) Joseph N. Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, married (727) Elizabeth Kirker, daughter of Thomas Kirker. Joseph N. died 1833 in Brown Co., OH.
Notes for Joseph N. Campbell:
Microfilm – Briggs Library – states he spent his life in mercantile pursuits in Brown County, Ohio.
Joseph was Common Pleas Judge, at the age of 26, of Clermont County, Ohio and Judge for Brown County, Ohio.
728 Sarah Ann Wilson Campbell
729 William B. Campbell
730 James S. Campbell
(154) John Wilson Campbell, son of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born 23 Feb 1782 in Augusta Co., VA, and married 1811, (161) Eleanor Doak, daughter of Robert Doak, Colonel. John Wilson died 24 Sep 1833 in Delaware Springs, Franklin Co., OH.
Notes for John Wilson Campbell:
BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA AND PORTRAIT GALLERY – CAMPBELL, JOHN W., was born February 23d, 1782, in Augusta county, Virginia. His parentage was Scotch-Irish, his ancestors having removed in 1612 from Argyleshire, Scotland, into the north part of Ireland, near Londonderry. Their descendants, in 1740, emigrated to America and settled in Augusta county, Virginia. When he was eight years of age John W. Campbell’s father removed to Bourbon county, Kentucky. Not being, in early life, of a robust frame, John W. soon found that he was not fitted for the laborious occupation of a farmer; and as from his earliest years he had manifested a strong predilection for the attainment of knowledge, his parents sent him to a Latin school, taught by Rev. J. P. Campbell, a Presbyterian clergyman. While at this school, and living in the family of his teacher, his parents removed to Ohio (1798), whence he followed them as soon as his engagements at school had expired. He afterward studied Latin a short time under the direction of Rev. Mr. Dunlevy, in Ohio. The school was five miles from his home, but the distance was walked most cheerfully, morning and evening, by him, he considering the exercise and important step to the attainment of his cherished hopes of health and knowledge. He was afterward sent to prosecute his studies under Rev. Robert Finley, in Highland county, Ohio. (This gentleman established the first classical school in Kentucky, at which several of the most distinguished men of that State were educated.) Having made himself an excellent Latin and Greek scholar he resolved to study law; and with this view he went to Morgantown, Virginia, to receive the instruction of his uncle, Thomas Willson, who was a lawyer of distinction. Here he studied law until he obtained a license to practice, which he did in 1808, when he was admitted to the bar in Ohio, and fixed his residence at West Union, in Adams county. He was, in a short time, appointed prosecuting attorney for the counties of Adams and Highland, and such was his gentlemanly deportment and attention to business, that he soon obtained a profitable practice. In 1811, he married Eleanor, daughter of Colonel Robert Doak, of Augusta county, Virginia.
John W. Campbell soon acquired the confidence of the people of his county, which was shown on various occasions by their electing him to the State legislature. In that body he was a useful and influential member. His profession was prosecuted with success in the recess of the legislature; and such was his rise in public esteem, that he was soon considered one of the leading men of the State. In 1812, when the representation of the State in the House of Representatives of the United States was increased from one member to six, he was put in nomination for that office. His personal acquaintance was principally limited to Adams and Highland counties of the district, composed of several counties, and he was beaten by a small number of votes by his competitor. In the counties where he was known he received a very large majority of the votes. In the fall of 1816, he was elected to Congress by a very large majority, and reelected by the people of his district by an almost unamious vote five times, and until he, against their strong and reiterated remonstrances, declined being a candidate. A congressional service of ten years gave him a prominent standing in the nation. To his various duties as a representative, he was very attentive, and in the discharge of them he uniformly acted under a due sense of his obligation to his God and to his country. His name is found on many of the most important committees in the House. He envinced no dispsition to figure in debate, but seemed to be called out by a deep sense of what he owed to his constituents and the country; and he occupied no more time than was necessary to express, in a concise way, his views upon the subject under discussion. During his long and arduous service in congress, no member sustained a more unsullied character or an integrity more free from suspicion. He utterly discarded the maxim of Machiavel, that “the appearance of virture to a public man is of great advantage, but the possession of it is lumber.” He was a politician of lofty bearing, – his principles never being compromised under any circumstances; and yet, he was decided and firm in his political opinions, and no man was more ready than he, on all proper occasions, publicly to avow them. With him politics were as much a matter of principle as any of the other great matters of human opinion.
Had he remained in Congress it is quite probable he would have been elevated to the speaker’s chair. In political principles he was never extreme. Whilst he was utterly opposed to nullification, he was equally hostile, to that ultra protection which seemed to love sight of all interests except those of the manufacturers. And it can not be doubted that his views, which disconnected great and leading interests from the fortunes of political aspirants, and placed them upon their own intrinsic merits, were dictated by an enlightened patriotism, and ought to receive universal commendation. Leaving Congress in 1826, and cherishing a fondness for a retired and rural life, Judge Campbell removed to Brown county, and settled on a farm, which he improved with care, and for some time subsequently his attention was chiefly engrossed in the occupations of his farm, and in building a large and convenient mansion house.
In the fall of 1828, a very short time before the election, he was nominated for governor. If he consented to this step, it was with no small relunctance, as it broke in upon his retirement, and the time before the election was so short that but little hope could be entertained of success. His name, however, throughout the State, was found to carry with it great strength, and especially in those parts where sufficient time was given for reasonable exertions by his friends. He received a powerful vote, and if his party in the northern part of the State had fully appreciated his strength in other parts of it, he would, without doubt, have secured the election. On the accession of General Jackson to the Presidency, in March, 1829, John W. Campbell was nominated for the office of judge of the United States court for the district of the State of Ohio. The Senate unanimously confirmed this nomination, and it was accepted.
Brown Co., Ohio – Will abstract: John W. Campbell “of Franklin County” written 12 Aug 1833 probated 08 Nov 1834; Witnesses: D. Stooris, Jacob Horn, Samuel Raymond, George King. Names: wife – Eleanor; brothers, James, Charles, Samuel, and heirs of Joseph, deceased; sisters: Betsy Humphries, Polly Tweed, Phebe Martin, Rebecca Baird, Sara Bimpson, Fedelia Hopkins; nephew, John Baird; Elizabeth M. Lilly; Eleanor Jane Campbell; Elizabeth Ann Bimpson; and each of my nephews bearing my name. Executors: wife, Eleanor Campbell, John Patterson, Wm. Minn, and N. H. Swayns.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(155) Mary “Polly” Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, married 23 Feb 1813, (162) Archibald Caldwell Tweed, son of Archibald and Jannetta (Patterson) Tweed. Archibald Caldwell died 1838 in Brown Co., OH.
Notes for Archibald Caldwell Tweed:
Archibald Caldwell Tweed – wife was daughter of William Campbell and Elizabeth. William’s will probated July 1822, Brown County, Ohio. Will abstract – written: 11 Feb. 1838 – Probated: 09 Mar 1838; Witness: Henry Martin and John D. Ellis. Names wife, Polly; sons, William Wilson, John F. and Samuel Patterson; Daughters – Elisa Tweed, Nancy Tweed, Mary Ann Tweed, Sally Lilley, and Eleanor Dixon. Executor: John Tweed.
290*William Wilson Tweed
291 John F. Tweed
292 Samuel Patterson Tweed
293 Elisa Tweed
294 Nancy Tweed
295 Mary Ann Tweed
(290) William Wilson Tweed, son of Archibald Caldwell and Mary “Polly” (Campbell) Tweed, married 1 Jan 1852, (973) Jane Kirker.
Notes for William Wilson Tweed:
Not proven that he is the one that married Jane Kirker see also Washington Tweed – need to verify.
Notes for Jane Kirker:
I.R. Jan. 6, 1852 – Married on the 1st inst., by Rev. Mr. Brainard, Mr. W. W. Tweed, of Ironton, and Miss Jane Kirker of Adams Co.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(296) Sally Tweed, daughter of Archibald Caldwell and Mary “Polly” (Campbell) Tweed, married (298) Lilley.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(297) Eleanor Tweed, daughter of Archibald Caldwell and Mary “Polly” (Campbell) Tweed, married (299) Dixon.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(90) Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, married 1828, (720) William Humphreys.
Notes for William Humphreys:
Moved from Greenbrier Co., VA to Ripley, Brown Co., OH before 1818. Wm. Humphreys was engaged in the grocery business in Ripley, Ohio.
93*Mary Ann Humphreys
721*Amanda Doak Humphreys b. 1820 d. 16 Feb 1904
722*William Smith Humphreys b.c 1818
278*John Humphreys b.c 1816 d. 1 Feb 1879
91*Eliza A. Humphreys
718*John Wilson Humphreys
b. Sep 1818 d. Aug 1895
726*Mary Gay Humphreys
(93) Mary Ann Humphreys, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys.
Notes for Mary Ann Humphreys:
Died aged 18 months.
(721) Amanda Doak Humphreys, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys, was born 1820 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH. Amanda Doak died 16 Feb 1904 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for Amanda Doak Humphreys:
I.R. Thursday, February 18, 1904 – SUDDEN DEATH – Miss Amanda Doak Humphreys died quiet suddenly last Tuesday at 8:15 o’clock at the home of Col. and Mrs. George N. Gray, of heart trouble. Miss Humphrey was about on Sunday as usual but Tuesday morning was taken suddenly ill and died at the hour stated.
The deceased was born at Ripley, Ohio, in 1820, and consequently was in her 84th year. For a great number of years Miss Humphreys made her home with her brother Smith Humphreys of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and with her sister, of this city, but for twenty years she has made her home with Col. and Mrs. George N. Gray, of South Sixth street. Besides her relatives here the deceased is survived by a niece, Miss Mary Gay Humphreys, of Washington, D. C.
Miss Humphreys, during her residence here has endeared hereslf to all who knew her and her death will be generally mourned. _____ _______ by reason of her advanced years the deceased was actively engaged in church work.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until some word is received from her niece, Miss Humphrey, of Washington, D.C.
(722) William Smith Humphreys, son of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys, was born about 1818 and married (753) Henrietta Wright.
Notes for William Smith Humphreys:
He lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana at one point. Lived in New York in 1895. He was also known as Smith Humphreys.
I.R. August 1, 1895 – APOPLEXY – Last Sunday morning, Mr. W. S. Humphreys was seized with an apoplectic fit. He was at Col. Gray’s, where he makes his home, and most of the family were at church. Dr. Pricer was sent for and was there when the family returned, and had his patient in a comfortable condition. But Mr. Humphreys is far from well yet, and keeps to his bed, having sometimes a very high fever. Two or three times before, Mr. Humphreys has had these touches of apoplexy, but the one last Sunday was the severest of all. Mr. Humphreys is now 77 years old, and consequently the attack is no slight matter.
I.R. August 29, 1895 – This Wednesday noon, Mr. W. S. Humphreys was sinking very fast, and can hardly live through the day.
754 Mary Gay Humphreys
(278) John Humphreys, son of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys, was born about 1816. John died 1 Feb 1879 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for John Humphreys:
I.R. Feb. 6, 1879 – DEATHS – HUMPHREYS – In Ironton, Feb. 1, 1879, John Humphreys aged 65 years.
NEED TO VERIFY.
(91) Eliza A. Humphreys, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys.
Notes for Eliza A. Humphreys:
Died aged 18 years.
(718) John Wilson Humphreys, son of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys, was born Sep 1818 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH, and married (719) Eliza J. Rankin, daughter of John, Rev., and Jane (Lowry) Rankin. John Wilson died Aug 1895 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for John Wilson Humphreys:
I.R. Oct. 8, 1891 – Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Humphreys started last Monday on a trip to Glastonburg, Conn., where Mrs. Humphrey’s brother lives. They will be gone several months visiting other relatives in the east before their return.
I.W.R. August 31, 1895 – JOHN W. HUMPHREYS – AN AGED CITIZEN PASSES AWAY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. From Thursday’s Daily. Mr. John W. Humphreys, a pioneer resident of this county and city, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Col. George N. Gray, at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, aged seventy-seven years and eleven months.
Death was due to appoplexy, with which he was stricken about a month ago.
Mr. Humphreys was born in Ripley, Ohio, in September, 1818, his parents having removed to that point from Greenbrier county, Virginia, his father, Wm. Humphreys engaging in the grocery business at Ripley.
The deceased came to Ironton in the early 50’s and engaged in the grocery business for several years. Later he was engaged for several years as a clerk at Hecla Furnace, and afterwards was employed at Vesuvius Furnace. In 1875 he went with Col. Gray and family to Huntington, W. Va., and for two or three years was agent at that point for the Quinnemont furnace company. Returning to Ironton he retired from active pursuits.
His aged wife survives him. She was a daughter of Rev. John Rankin, once a noted minister of Ripley.
Mrs. Gray was their only child and her home has been their home for many years.
Mr. Humphreys was a man of frugal, industrious habits, a strictly temperate man, and one of very correct habits, and deportment. He was extremely generous, even to his own material detriment.
A sister Miss Amanda Humphreys who resides with Col. Gray and family and a brother W. S. Humphreys of New York survive him. Mr. Hiram Campbell and Jos. M. Bimpson are cousins, and there are many relatives in Brown county.
The funeral will take place from Col. Gray’s residence at 4 o’clock p.m. Friday, the interment being at Woodland.
Notes for Eliza J. Rankin:
Was her name Eliza J. or Isabella?
426*Eliza Ann Humphreys b. 8 Jun 1845 d. 10 Sep 1924
(426) Eliza Ann Humphreys, daughter of John Wilson and Eliza J. (Rankin) Humphreys, was born 8 Jun 1845 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH, and married 25 Dec 1866, (425) George Noah Gray who was born 10 Feb 1838 in PA. Eliza Ann died 10 Sep 1924 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem.. George Noah died 17 May 1907 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Eliza Ann Humphreys: I.R. Dec. 25, 1890 – Mr. and Mrs. George Gray will observe their 26th anniversary Christmas.
I.R. June 11, 1896 – Mrs. Geo. N. Gray, Mr. Charles and Mr. Geo. H. Gray attend the graduation exercises of Glendale Seminary, Thursday, June 4th, when Miss Emma Gray graduated. Mr. John Gray was also there, having come from Newport News where he has been at work, to attend the commencement, and also to make a visit home. The family returned to Ironton on Thursday night.
I.R. Thursday, Sept. 13, 1900 – Miss Humphrey, a cousin of Mrs. George N. Gray, is here for a visit with the latter. On next Friday evening Miss Humphrey will lecture at the Presbyterian Church on “Manila and the Insurgent War.” Miss Humphrey has been in Manila and is well equipped for giving an interesting talk on the subject.
M.I. Thursday, Sept. 11, 1924 – MRS. ELIZA ANN GRAY IS CLAIMED BY DEATH – Surrounded by those she loved, whose tender and tireless ministrations, however, were powerless to keep her longer with them, Mrs. Eliza Ann Gray, widow of George N. Gray, and one of this city’s pioneer residents, Wednesday morning at 10:45 answered the call of the Master and ere the sun of a newborn day had reached its zenith her spirit had quietly winged its way to the great beyond and the eternal rest so richly merited by almost four score years of a life replete with good works and the cardinal virtues of faith, hope and charity.
The end came peacefully at the old family home on South Sixth street after an illness of two days, which had its inception in an attack of heart trouble but which was greatly complicated by weakness of long standing due to her advanced years. Mrs. Gray was stricken with a heart attack Sunday evening, but responded to careful nursing and seemed destined to survive the attack. She retained perfect consciousness throughout and the end came without warning of the hour named.
Eliza Ann Humphreys was born at Ripley, Ohio, June 8, 1845, moving with her parents, John Wilson and Eliza J. Humphreys, to Hecla Furnace in the yar 1855, her father at that time being actively identified with the iron industry in that section. There she met Col. George N. Gray to whom she was wed on Christmas day, 1866. To their union was born, John, of Philadephia; George, of Chattanooga; Mrs. Earle Stewart, of this city, and Charles Sedgwick Gray, who died in Washington on September 3, 1898, while in the service for his country as a lieutenant in the Spanish-American war. His death was a severe shock to the parents, and as a memorial to him they afterwards presented the city of Ironton the Deaconess Hospital property, known as the Charles S. Gray Deaconess Hospital, Mrs. Gray taking an active part in the formation of the Deaconess Society.
Mrs. Gray was a direct lineal descendant of John Rankin, of Ripley, Ohio, one of the originators of the underground tunnel for fugitive slaves, which preceded the civil war. For a number of years he made his home here with Colonel and Mrs. Gray. She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and ever active in its welfare. Coming of a family who “have been indentified with industrial and manufacturing projects she had, and retained until her death, a keen and intelligent interest in this regard being manifested by a membership in the Chamber of Commerce. In social circles she was also prominent, and even in later years maintained much interest in the activities of her friends.
Of her it may truly be said that her passing is a distinct loss to this city and an occasion of sorrow to friends, almost without number, whom we join in an expression of sincere sympathy to those who are left to mourn thier loss.
The funeral services will be held at the family home at 3 o’clock, Friday afternoon by ____ B. R. Weid, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Mr. L. O. Richmond, formerly of this city, but now of Columbus. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gray, of Philadelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. George Gray, of Chattanooga, arrived yesterday to attend the funeral.
Notes for George Noah Gray:
I.R. July 5, 1877 – We learn that Col. Geo. N. Gray will sell Lawrence Furnace cold blast metal. His engagement with Quinnemont continues.
July 5, 1878 – Col. and Mrs. Gray purchased the home that today (1994) is the Lawrence County Museum. The home was purchased from Elizabeth Ferguson.
I.R. Oct. 10, 1878 – The tower on Col. Gray’s house begins to be “appearable.”
I.R. Oct. 31, 1878 – Col. Gray’s residence on the corner of Adams & 6th streets will soon be completed and will be one of the most attractive in that locality.
I.R. Nov. 28, 1878 – Col. Gray has returned from his visit to Quinnimont.
I.R. Dec. 5, 1878 – THREE RESIDENCES – WORKING TO BE “AT HOME” ON CHRISTMAS – Nice residences are things to be encouraged, for, while in process of constructions they employ labor, and afterwards, inspire the people with good taste and add to the beauty of the town.
At present, there are three large dwelling houses, receiving their finishing touches, and their proprietors, with their good wives, are now happily anticipating the good cheer of Christmas within the warm and happy walls.
GRAY’S – The first is Col. Geo. N. Gray’s, situated on the corner of Adams and Sixth streets. It was the house built and formerly occupied by James Ferguson, but now so completely remodeled and enlarged, as to make, in fact, a new residence. It is a handsomely appearing house, every feature being very attractive. It is a brick, painted a light stone color. We give below the ground plan of the house: (layout shown in paper)
(Diagram is lettered as follows:) AAAA, porches; BB, front and back staircase halls; C, side vestibule, 8×10 feet; E, dining-room, 16×20 feet; E, laundry, 12×16 feet; L, sitting-room, 15×15 feet; M, parlor, 16×24. Also china and other closets in the first story. The second story contains six chambers with closets and bath-room. A tasty capanile affords an extensive view of the city and suburbs. The bath, sink and lavatory supplied with hot and cold water; front doors, walnut, with real bronze hardward; wlanut and iron mantles. (Note – Campinele is a free standing bell tower; pronounced like companeelee – Vestibule is a passage, hall or room between outer door and interior of a building – smk)
I.R. Dec. 19, 1878 – John C. Clarke will make some slight improvements in his residence which Col. Gray vacates this week, before occupying it.
I.R. Dec. 19, 1878 – Col. Gray moves into his new residence this week.
I.R. Sept. 1, 1881 – Col. and Mrs. Gray left Tuesday for Toledo and the lake, Col. Gray will extend his trip to Chicago and other points West on business.
I.R. Nov. 24, 1881 – One day last week, Rev. Alexander Rankin, who is sojourning for a few days at Col. Gray’s paid us a visit. . . (see Alexander Rankin) I.R. March 9, 1882 – FIRE – Last Sunday, at one o’clock in the afternoon, the alarm of fire was sounded. The flames had attacked Col. Gray’s handsome residence on 6th st. The house was nearly enveloped with smoke before the alarm was given. The smoke issued from the roof in volumes but no flame was seen. There was a slight rain at the time and the roof was very wet. The first person who arrived, tried to gain access to the attic by way of the tower, but the smoke was so thick that a person couldn’t endure two breaths of it. Not until the fire companies arrived could the flames be got at. The boys bravely mounted the roof, chopped holes in it, and inserted their hose. At the first access of air the flames spouted up, but a well directed stream of water soon quenched the flames and put out all the fire.
It was hard to get at the burning timbers. One roof had been built over another, and under the inner roof the fires was nestled. The fire companies worked nobly and under most adverse circumstances. The streets were in horrid condition, mud everywhere, and the roofs slippery and dangerous, yet the firemen went in to put out that fire and they did it. The peculiar location of the flames made necessary a great flood of water, which in a little while streamed down in torrents through the second and first story ceilings. Luckily, however, all the furniture had been carried out-the carpets, bedding, bureaus, chairs, books- all taken to neighboring houses or lodged in the stable.
The damages is mostly to the house and will amount to about $1000. About one-fourth of the house will have to be re-roofed, eight or ten ceilings will have to be replastered and about the same number of rooms re-papered. The residence had only recently recieved its finishing touches.
The fire originated in a spark from the kitchen chimney, which lodged under the edge of the deck roof and burned its way under the deck. In the morning, the girl had built a big fire, putting in so many kindlings as to make a roaring blaze. She was made to shovel out some of the fire as it was too big. The fire from the spark got under the roof and smouldered till noon.
The real estate is fully insured. The personal property which is not insured is damaged considerably.
I.R. March 16, 1882 – The damage to Col. Gray’s house was fixed at $1000.00.
I.R. March 16, 1882 – Card of Thanks to Firemen by Geo. N. & Eliza Gray.
I.R. March 23, 1882 – In repairing his residence, Col. Gray will put a handsome bay window in front of the house.
I.R. Oct. 11, 1883 – Col. Gray’s watch stopped while he was speaking at Etna furnace, and he spoke for three hours. But the audience held the fort.
I.R. March 25, 1886 – Rev. John Rankin died at the residence of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Col. Gray, last Thursday (March 18, 1886) … (see sketch on Rev. John Rankin – smk)
I.R. August 04, 1888 – Col. Gray and his son Charley, left for Kansas, last Monday. They enter upon the banking business at Quenemo. Mrs. Gray and other members of the family accompanied them as far as Cincinnati, where the whole party rest a day to attend the Centennial.
I.R. November 21, 1889 – Col. Gray has sold his fill land below town to E. S. Willard and H. B. Wilson. This is the tract where the black band ore is found.
I.R. Feb. 6, 1890 – Col. Gray tells us a “Two Dogs” story that has some fun in it. The other day, he was crossing a piece of his land near town, when he saw the tail of a dog wriggling from a hole in the ground. He approached, and saw it was a dog digging for some animal. The canine was very busy, making the dirt fly. Near the hole was another dog, with his head and paws very dirty, apparently resting. The two dogs were probably taking turns in digging out some animal. Col. Gray approached within a few feet of the dogs, and after watching them with interest for a few moments, concluded to give them a good scare, so he suddenly shouted: “What are you doing here!” He had hardly got the words out of his mouth, when both dogs sprang up and grabbed him, each dog taking a leg, and he had a pretty desperate fight to get away. He succeeded in scaring himself worse than he did the dogs.
I.R. Feb. 13, 1890 – Col. Gray and W. A. Murdock have proposed to pay the rent of the W. C. T. U. reading room for one year. The ladies propose to increase their library facilities.
I.R. April 3, 1890 – J. H. Nixon sold to Col. Gray the two acres belonging to the Rogers estate just above the Witman foundry lot. Price $2400.
I.R. May 1, 1890 – Col. Gray and Capt. Bay sold to Frank Neekamp and others through J. P. Shaw, the tract of land they bought of the Rogers estate some weeks ago. The tract lies just above the old corporation line. There are about two acres of it. Mssrs. Gray and Bay bought it a few weeks ago and sold for $3000.
I.R. May 8, 1890 – HECLA FURNACE – Will start up early in June. Everything is about ready, but the roads are so bad that work is discouraging. Col. Gray moved out there this week, and will live in the manager’s house this Summer.
I.R. DEC. 25, 1890 – Will Page is visiting at Col. Grays.
I.R. May 14, 1891 – Col. Gray has gone to his Symmes Creek farm to spend a week and engineer some improvements.
I.R. May 21, 1891 – Col. Gray has bought S. B. Steece’s possessions in Sedgwick and will drain them and make them blossom like the rose.
I.R. June 18, 1891 – Col. Geo. N. Gray is the nominee for County Commissioner.
I.R. July 23, 1891 – Col. Geo. N. Gray is building a large hay stable on his farm below town.
I.R. July 23, 1891 – Col. Gray will be the orator of the day at the Memorial Hall cornerstone ceremonies.
I.R. Sept. 10, 1891 – Col. Gray will speak at Lawrence Township, Friday, Sept. 11th and at Russells Place, Saturday, Sept. 12.
I.R. Sept. 24, 1891 – Col. Gray will be with Hon. H. S. Bundy on his stumping tour in this county.
I.R. Nov. 5, 1891 – Col. Gray has just had a brick addition builded to his residence on 6th street.
I.R. Nov. 12, 1891 – Col. Geo. N. Gray is still confined in his house with rheumatism of the eye.
I.R. Dec. 3, 1891 – Col. Gray is out of the house, this week, but he has to keep his eye pretty well bundled up.
I.R. Dec. 17, 1891 – Col. Gray went out Tuesday to invoice the merchandise in the Etna and Vesuvius furnace stores. When Mr. Pleumer made an assignment, these stores were closed and have been closed ever since. They contained a good many staple dry goods and groceries, which must have become a little stale by this time.
I.R. Dec. 24, 1891 – One of the joyful events of Christmas is the Silver Wedding of Col. and Mrs. Geo. N. Gray, which will occur at their residence on the night of the 25th. A large number of invitations have been issued.
I.R. Dec. 24, 1891 – Mrs. Cleveland and daughter, Eloise, Misses Dixie Mitchel and Jean McKibben, all of Augusta, will spend Christmas at D. Nixon’s. They come to attend the Gray silver wedding. Miss Belle Nixon who has been at Mrs. Cleveland’s for some weeks, will also, come.
I.R. Dec. 31, 1891 – SILVER ANNIVERSARY – The 25th anniversary of the marriage of Col. and Mrs. Geo. N. Gray was most happily celebrated Christmas night. Their beautiful home was quite filled with guests, though owing to the prevailing sickness there were many regrets sent. Among the regrets, we noticed cards of Hon. Chas. Foster, Secretary of the Treasury, on whose staff, Col. Gray once served. There were also pleasant letters from Rev. J. H. Young who married them and from Rev. H. Calhoun their old pastor. It was a delightful evening. Among those from abroad we observed, Mrs. Cleveland and daughter of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nigh and Mrs. R. W. Magee, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ricker, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lawton, Miss Birdie Hansom and Mrs. James Ferguson. (NOTE from smk – There was an epidemic of Grippe going around the community at his time – I believe that was a type of flu – need to look up).
I.R. Jan. 21, 1892 – Col. Gray has turned one of his side verandahs into a beautiful little conservatory, and Mrs. Gray says a large coal oil lamp furnishes sufficient heat on the coldest nights.
I.R. March 26, 1892 – Col. Gray proposes to tile the old Pratt farm near Getaway of which he is the owner, this Spring.
I.R. MAY 05, 1892 – Col. Gray has put 100 head of stock cattle on the Etna lands.
I.R. May 05, 1892 – Col. Gray’s and D. Nixon’s families go to Ripley today to attend the erection of a bust of the late Rev. John Rankin, over his last resting place. The occasion will be a family reunion for which relatives from all parts of the country will come.
I.R. June 02, 1892 – Col. Gray proposes to build an alcove in the Memorial Hall library, and stock it with books in History. He expects to spend at least $500 in this contribution to the library. There is a noble benefaction, and posterity will have occasion to bless Col. Gray for excellent judgement and abounding generosity.
I.R. Oct. 10, 1895 – Col. and Mrs. Geo. N. Gray are attending the Presbyterian Synod at Chillocothe.
I.W.R., Saturday May 30, 1896 – COL. GEO. N. GRAY HURT – HE IS THROWN FROM A WAGON AND SUSTAINS CONCUSSION OF THE BRAIN – Col. Geo. N. Gray met with a serious mishap at Etna Furnace Thursday.
He was thrown from a spring wagon in which he was riding, and striking his head on the road, suffered concussion of the brain.
It was thought for a time that he was dangerously hurt, but at this writing he is much better and it is hoped will speedily recover, and suffer no bad consequences from his painful experience.
About noon Col. Gray, who had gone out to Etna on business matters, and John Brown, his local agent at Etna, were driving along the road in a spring wagon going to Brown’s home for dinner.
Their horse suddenly began capering and trying to run, and in one of its jumps, jerked the wagon suddenly, causing the seat to turn over, throwing Col. Gray out. The colonel in his fall struck his knee on the wheel, and then struck the ground violently with the left side of his head. He got up, however, and walked after the wagon, which was finally brought to a stand, but declined to get in, saying he would walk. But his incoherent talk and peculiar actions attracted attention and showed that his brain was affected.
He was then helped to Mr. Brown’s house, and by the time he reached it he was entirely out of his mind, and recognized no one.
Dr. E. E. Wells was summoned and an examination showed that the unfortunate man had sustained no broken bones but was suffering from concussion of the brain, and it was several hours before the colonel became rational again. The shock had affected his heart’s action, and grave consequences were feared.
News was sent to the family here in the afternoon and Mrs. Gray and sons Charles and George went out to Etna, taking Dr. Dunn with them. The latter returned late last night leaving Col. Gray somewhat better.
This forenoon, Mr. Charles Gray came in from Etna and reported that his father is steadily recovering from his bad shock, and though very sore, has no bad symptoms, and will probably be able to come home this afternoon.
I.R. June 11, 1896 – Col. Gray has completely recovered from his tumble from the express at ______ but is still taking care of himself.
I.R. Oct. 12, 1899 – Sale of real estate of W. D. Kelly; hill lands to Mary F. Kelly, homestead to Geo. N. Gray; reported and confirmed.
S.W.I. May 14, 1907 – COL. GRAY – IS DANGEROUSLY ILL AT HIS HOME – ON SIXTH STREET – The Attending Physician Stated Monday That There Was Little or No Hope For His Recovery. Family Has Been Summoned. – Col. George N. Gray is at death’s door, his condition last night having been very critical. As late as one o’clock this morning Col. Gray’s life was despaired of. Early Monday evening his attending physician stated that the patient was some better than he was Monday morning, but that there was little hope for his recovery.
Semi-Weekly Irontonian, May 21, 1907 – COL GRAY – SUBMITS TO FINAL CALL EARLY FRIDAY MORNING – Col. Geo. N. Gray, aged 69 years, died at 4 o’clock Friday morning at his home on the corner of Sixth and Adams streets after an illness dating back several years. The direct cause of his death was uremic poisoning and his last illness was serious from its inception. His passing removes from this community a highly respected and esteemed citizen, one whose loss will be keenly felt both in social and financial circles.
Col. Gray was born February 10, 1838 in Pennsylvania. At the age of 18 he came to Ohio and landed on Pine Creek, this county. After paying for his night’s lodging and breakfast, he had but ten cents remaining. He immediately procured employment on a farm with a farmer on Pine creek, where by frugal and indicious use of his earnings, he was able to save enough and return to Waynesburgh College, Pennsylvania, and received a diploma from the institution which was the height of his ambition.
He then returned to Pine Creek and taught school. While teaching in 1861, the call came for volunteers to put down the Rebellion. He at once resigned his position as school teacher and enrolled his name for service in the 53rd regiment, Ohio Volunteers, and was with this regiment at the battle of Shiloh and other battles. He afterwards served in the navy and was in a number of severe battles.
After the war, he became interested in the iron business, first as clerk at Mt. Vernon furnace, then as clerk at Hecla furnace, afterwards forming a partnership with W. D. Kelly and others to run Hecla. Then Vesuvius frunace with W. C. Amos, and others. Then he went to Timmimont furnace in West Virginia, returning to Ironton in 1877. Then he went to Rockrum furnace, Ala. Afterwards he became engaged in the banking business at Inenumo, Kansas.
During his career in the iron business, he manufactured the highest grade of cold blast charcoal iron. He was probably the best posted and most skillful manufacturer of cold blast charcoal on in the Hanging Rock iron region and did more to establish and maintain the high reputation of that particular kind of iron than any man in the region. He accomplished this by extraordinary care in the selection of stock and not permitting any iron to go into the market that was not up to the standard. He was also largely identified with the manufacture of stone coal and coke pig iron and was an important and able assistant in the iron enterprises of this region, also in the New River region of W. Va.
In his recent years his time has been employed in the care of the large land interest of the Ironton Coal and Iron company and his own large land interests.
Col. Gray was happily married to Eliza Ann Humphreys, Dec. 25, 1866. As a result of this union, three sons and one daughter blessed his home. They are John of Philadelphia, George of Grand Rapids and Miss Emma at home and Charles S., deceased.
“As the father, so the sons” was exemplified in Col. Gray’s boys, as all of them saw military service in the Spanish-American war. One, Capt Charles Sedgwick Gray, of the United States Navy, surrendered his young life in defense of humanity and the flag, falling to the dread disease of typhoid fever, dying in Garfield Hospital, Washington, D. C., September 3rd, 18__.
In honor of his memory, Col. Gray and family donated the city of Ironton, a half square, together with the building, which is appropriately named the Charles S. Gray Deaconess Hospital.
Col. Gray connected himself with the Presbyterian church of this city in 1872, in which church he has been a ruling elder for many years. His interest in the conversion of sinners, the development of Christian character and the enlargement of Christ’s wisdom was strong and constant. Pure in person, he had no place for the frivulous or impure. While his character was an unusually symmetrical one, yet faithfulness was probably the most noticeable element. He was a loving and true husband, an effectionate and faithful father. A good neighbor, a valuable and loyal citizen and a constant Christian, and could man have a greater eulogy than a good name among his fellow citizens? Col. Gray needs no towering monument to perpetuate his memory.
REMAINS OF COL. GRAY LAID TO REST AT WOODLAND – MANY OF HIS OLD FRIENDS ATTENDED THE OBSEQUIES WHICH WERE HELD AT THE GRAY HOME.
The last sad rites over all that is mortal of Col. Geo. N. Gray were held Monday afternoon at the Gray home on south Sixth street. They were very largely attended and were most impressive in their character.
The services were in charge of Rev. L. O. Richmond, late pastor of the Presbyterian church, who came here from Shelbyville, Ind. to thus serve his old friend and advisor. Rev. Richmond’s remarks were full of feeling and were fraught good influences to be gleaned from the life of the deceased.
A choir composed of Mrs. F. A. Bixby, Miss Bess Moulton and Messrs. Carl Moulton and E. C. Moody most beautifully rendered “Rock of Ages,” “Jesus Lover of My Soul” and “Near my God to Thee.”
The honorary pallbearers were David Nixon, S. B. Steece, E. B. Willard, Capt. Wm. Bay, John Hamilton, E. J. Bird, H. H. Campbell and John Moulton. The active pallbearers were C. A. Thompson, Dr. W. E. ______, A. R. Johnson, David ______, Chas. Edgerton and E. S. Culbertson. Interment occured at Woodland.
The floral tributes were numerous and elegant so many in fact, that a special carriage was necessary to take them to the cemetery.
428*George H. Gray
429*Emma Gray d. 22 Mar 1937
430*Charles Sedgwick Gray b. 20 Feb 1869 d. 3 Sep 1898
P> (427) John Gray, son of George Noah and Eliza Ann (Humphreys) Gray.
Notes for John Gray: Lived in Philadelphia in 1907 and was still there in 1924.
(428) George H. Gray, son of George Noah and Eliza Ann (Humphreys) Gray.
Notes for George H. Gray:
I.R. Dec. 25, 1890 – George Gray and Howard Kerr are home from Wooster College.
I.R. April 2, 1891 – Howard Kerr and George Gray are home from Wooster College. Howard is a good guitarist and George plays the manolin.
I.R. April 30, 1891 – George Gray is home because of sickness.
I.R. May 12, 1892 – George H., son of G. N. Gray, who has been in Pittsburg for some time, is at home.
Lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1907. Lived in Chattanooga in 1924.
(429) Emma Gray, daughter of George Noah and Eliza Ann (Humphreys) Gray, married (724) Earle E. Stewart who was born 1870 in Clark Co., OH. Emma died 22 Mar 1937 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Emma Gray:
I.R. July 17, 1890 – Miss Emma Gray gave a party Tuesday night in honor of her youngest friend, Catherine Hamilton, who is visiting here.
I.R. Dec. 25, 1890 – Stella Nixon, Emma Gray, and Ella Wilson have gone to Augusta, Ky., to spend Christmas. They will stay about a week.
I.R. June 11, 1896 – Miss Georgia Voorhers of Coshocton and the Misses Cadwallader of Philadelphia , Pa. are the guests of Miss Emma Gray.
I.E.T. Monday, March 22, 1937 – MRS. EARLE STEWART DIES AFTER AN EXTENDED ILLNESS – All Ironton was shocked this afternoon when it was learned that Mrs. Earle Stewart of 506 South Sixth street had passed away at the Deaconess hospital at 1:15 p.m. following an extended illness. Her condition had been serious since February 2 and she entered the hospital last week.
Mrs. Stewart was one of the best known as well as one of the most beloved residents of the entire county. Though born in the county near Vesuvius Furnace, she had spent practically her entire life in Ironton, the family moving to this city when she was two years old. She was united in marriage here and she and Mr. Stewart lived their happy life here where the family was held in high esteem by every acquaintance.
She was a daughter of the late Colonel and Mrs. George N. Gray, one of the prominent families of this section. Her father preceded here in death in 1907 and her mother died in 1924. It was in honor of her brother, Lieut. Charles Gray that Colonel Gray dedicated the present Deaconess hospital to the city, following his son’s death during the Spanish-American War.
Mrs. Stewart was born Emma Gray before marriage. She is survived by her heart-broken husband and one daughter, Miss Ann Stewart at home and one brother John W. Gray of Wayne, Pa. A brother George died five years ago and her other brother Charles died while serving his country during the war with Spain.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the First Presbyterian church and her life was marked by charity toward her neighbors and friends and devotion to her family. She was prominent in church and social activities and her passing removes one of the city’s cultural leaders. Her death will shroud many homes with sorrow for she was universally beloved.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of Feuchter and Davidson but had not been completed this afternoon.
I.E.T. – STEWART FUNERAL THURSDAY 2 P.M. – Funeral services for Mrs. Earle Stewart at 506 South Sixth street, who died Monday at the Deaconess Hospital will be conducted at the residence Thursday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. M. L. Gerhardt, with interment in Woodland cemetery.
The body is at the Feuchter and Davidson funeral home and friends may call there this evening and Wednesday, Mrs. Stewart’s body will be removed to her home Thursday morning at ten o’clock.
Notes for Earle E. Stewart:
S.W.R. Thurs., Aug. 10, 1921 – (Picture) – G.O.P. NOMINEE FOR MAYOR – EARLE E. STEWART – Was born in Clark County, O., 1870. Came to Ironton in 1909. Married Miss Emma Gray of Ironton. Served two terms in Ohio Legislature, 1903 to 1909. Graduated from Antioch College in 1893 and State University Law School in 1895. Admitted to practice in Ohio in 1895. Admitted to practice in U. S. Supreme Court in 1907. Was member of Ironton Charter Commission in 1914. Originated Charter Plan here. Member of the Presbyterian Church, Ironton District Lecturer of Grand Lodge of Ohio Masons, Treasurer of Charles S. Gray Deaconess Hospital, Director of First National Bank, Secretary of the Ironton Rotary Club, Past President and Secretary of Ironton Chamber of Commerce. Trustee of Lawrence Lodge of Mason, Chairman of Special Joint Legislature Insurance Investigation Committee. Life long Republican of the old school. Exponent of clean politics and gained his nomination without spending a dollar aside from publicity cost.
963 Ann Stewart
(430) Charles Sedgwick Gray, son of George Noah and Eliza Ann (Humphreys) Gray, was born 20 Feb 1869 in Vesuvius Frn., Lawrence Co., OH, and married 26 Apr, (725) Blanche McGovney. Charles Sedgwick died 3 Sep 1898 in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem..
Notes for Charles Sedgwick Gray:
He was in the U.S. Navy. Died of typhoid fever in Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C. Sept. 3, 1898.
I.R. Thursday, Sept. 8, 1898 – LIEUT. CHARLES S. GRAY – ONE OF THE HEROES FALLEN. The death of Charles S. Gray, filled this community with deep sorrow. He was one of the first to answer to his country’s call, and one of the first to return on his shield. When the young wife, and the mother and her two sons, John and George, with the mortal remains of a husband, a son and brother, came over the river from the train, last Sunday afternoon, a great throng which had gathered on the river bank, stood uncovered in solemn ranks, as the hearse and carriage drove by, and then followed in procession to the residence, and stood uncovered as the casket was borne into the home of mourning. It was a sad and yet a beautiful spectacle, so much of grief mingled with so much affection.
Charles Sedgwick Gray was born at Vesuvius Furnace, this county, February 20, 1869. The family moved to Huntington in 1875, and to Ironton in 1877, and has since then occupied their present home. Charley attended school in Huntington and Ironton, and graduated from Ironton High School in 1886, under the Superintendency of R. S. Page. After his graduation, he attended the Ohio State University at Columbus one year, where he studied civil engineering; then he went to Cornell, where he studied for two years. At the close of the two years, he went to Quinnemo, Kansas, where he was teller in a bank. When the Citizens Bank of Ironton started, he returned from Kansas, to accept the position of teller in that bank. Here he was employed until 1896, when his health was threatened, and he went to Colorado, and was engaged as assistant to the _____ of the Colorado Ore Supply & Reduction Co. Last Christmas, he returned to Ironton and remained during the Winter.
When the war broke out, he concluded it was his duty to join the army. He had a love for military life, and in 1893, when Co. I of the 17th O.N.G. was struggling for existence he joined it, was elected Captain and in a short time built it up and made it one of the bet military companies in the state. Capt. Charley Gray was a soldierly fellow – straight, courteous, chivalric. He was strict, but considerate, and all the men loved him. He looked a man straight in the face and spoke words of sense and thoughtfulness. When he made the company well-nigh perfect, he was called away to the West, and other officers were chosen. And now, when the country calls the young men to the army, Capt. Gray turns to the company that he organized and commanded and joins it as a private, and goes off to the war.
He was with it at its tearful parting with friends at Ironton; went to camp with it at Columbus, and to Camp Alger. In the meantime, he was appointed Commissary Sergeant, and afterwards Quarter Master Sergeant. The young man whom he succeeded as Q.M.S. was Joseph Wood, who joined the Signal Corps, and was the first man to raise a United States flag over the soil of Porto Rico. In the regimental service, Sergeant Gray was a correct, faithful, efficient officer and won the kind opinion of all with whom he came in contact.
While thus acting, he learned there was to be a competitive examination of applicants for two vacancies in the Marine Corps. This examination Mr. Gray attended. There were sixty others, all competing for the same prize. Out of that sixty young men, two were victorious, and Charley Gray was one of them. He had little time for preparation, ut his long days at school and college, and his reading habit afterward, stood him well in hand and he gained the day splendidly. In was a Commision in the Marine Corps, that he was after, and he won it on merit. The honor was most pleasant to him, for he was approaching, what was to him an ideal life, and that was a position of honor and responsibility in the military service. Splendidly would he have filled the trust; and nobly would he have honored the country.
He received his commission as Lieutenant of the U.S. Marine Corps, was sworn in and assigned to duty at the Marine Barracks in Washington. During this time, symptoms of malaria appeared, which he-tried to fight off, but the fever gained ground, so that in a few days, before he could go on duty, he was sent to Garfield Hospital in Washington. He grew worse. The fever developed into typhoid. His mother went to his bedside, where his devoted young wife had watched from the beginning of his sickness. They were joined later by his brother, John W. Gray, who had arrived a few days before from Porto Rico, and was detained in quarantine at New York. Two trained nurses were engaged. But in spite of all ministrations of medicine, skill and loe, the fever raged with violence, until Saturday, the 3rd, when with mother, wife and brothers by his side, the spirit took its flight above. He died for his country. Though it was in a hospital at the national capital, surrounded by the loved ones of home, his death was as much a sacrifice to his country as if he fell on the deck of a battleship or among the tangled wire on the heights of El Caney.
On the 26th day of April, the day on which his company departed for the war, he and Miss Blanch McGovney, to whom in love and life, he had been devoted for many months, were quietly wedded. His bride he left, at the marriage alter, and stepped into the ranks of blue, bound for battle. In a few days she followed him to camp and remained near him, till his sickness, when she was his constant companion and tender nurse. All this reminiscence of love so full of sadness, so full of beauty, makes an episode that touches human life with an indescribable grace.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. The services were held at the Presbyterian church which was crowded to overflowing. the affair was regarded as a public occasion. He was a soldier who died for his country, and the people mourned. Business houses closed during the hour of the funeral. The cortege from the house reached the church at 2 o’clock, and moved up its solemn aisles. The pall bearers were E. S. Culbertson, F. A. Bixby, Fred McKnight, Howard Kerr, W. H. Nigh, Fred Horshell. The honorary pall bearers were A. R. Johnson, B. F. Ellsberry, Chas. A. Hutsinpillar, Thos. G. Brown, Col. H. A. Marting and Capt. P. S. Hart.
The altar was adorned with flowers. The stars and stripes decked the floral scene and wrapped the casket, in which, in his uniform, the soldier boy lay. Most exquisite floral designs were sent by loving hands to add beauty to the scene. The casket was fairly hid with flowers. A suitable voluntary was played on the organ by Miss Ricker as the cortege entered the church. First came the ministers, then the honorary pall bearers, then a detachment from Co. I. 7th O.V.I.; and then the casket followed by the mourning family and friends. The choir composed of Mrs. Minnie Bixby, Mrs. Howard Norton, Mr. Simpson, and Mr. Scofield sang “Jesus, Lover of my Soul;” Rev. Tappan, of Portsmouth, offered prayer; Rev. Geo. H. Geyer read a portion of Scripture; Rev. Manvilled led in prayer; Mrs. Minnie Bixby sang “The Holy City;” Rev. C. G. Jordon delivered a most eloquent funeral address, in which he paid a lofty tribute to the character of the deceased. It was a warm personal tribute, for the minister and Charles Gray were strong personal friends. The noble address was listened with deep attention.
The long cortege was then formed and started for Woodland. There were forty-seven vehicles in line. Around the open grave a great throng gathered to join in the sorrow of the last sad duty to the dead. Rev. C. G. Jordan repeated the solemn ceremony and said the benediction, and all was over. When the throng departed, and the mound over the grave was made, it was beautiful with the floral tributes of friends. Co. I. boys sent a handsome design of shield and anchor; the Citizens National Bank an elegant wreath; some close and intimate companions a large shield, iridescent with the stars and stripes. These designs were most elaborate and rich. Many varied clusters of fresh flowers added to the fragrant tribute. All these made that grave so beautiful that it seemed rather of heaven than of earth.
All of this demonstration of sorrow and respect was well-directed. Charles S. Gray was, besides being a soldier, a noble young man. He was a gentleman of Christian life and character. He was kind, courteous, just, brave. He leaves a memory that is bright with those things which make life graceful and attractive. To those who knew him best and loved him most, the hearts of the people, in this hour of affliction, come very, very close.
Notes for Blanche McGovney:
I.R. June 5, 1890 – Misses Blanche McGovney and Lona Kelly are home from Mt. Auburn College, and are stopping at Rev. J. M. Kelly’s.
I.R. May 12, 1892 – HOME AGAIN – Three weeks ago, Miss Blanche McGovney arrived in this country, after a two years visit in Europe. She stopped a week in New York city; a week in Cincinnati; a few days in Illinois, whither she had gone to act as a bridesmaid to a friend, arriving at Ironton last Saturday, and is now stopping at Rev. J. M. Kelly’s.
Miss McGovney went to Europe in June 1890. After graduating at Mt. Auburn, she became one of a party conducted by Mrs. Miller, wife of the President of the College, with whom she travelled the first Summer; and afterwards with Miss Ann Shaw of Richmond and other friends.
When first landing on the other side, she made a trip through Ireland, Scotland and England. Then through France, Italy and Germany and Switzerland, when she returned to France and spent the Winter in Paris and Nice, the latter a great Winter resort.
In the Spring of 1891, she left Paris for Dresden and Berlin, where she stayed some time. After which, she took a journey into Norway and Sweden, and made a voyage to North Cape in the extreme northern point of Norway, and 300 miles north of the Arctic circle. She describes the journey as especially interesting. It is the custom to fire off a cannon, when the ship crosses the Arctic circle, and the captain accorded her the honor of exploding the cap. While in those northern areas, she enjoyed the exhileration of hunting for whales, and saw several. At North Cape, she saw the sun at midnight, a scene she will never forget. She visited Finland and Lapland, and saw the Laps in their sleighs, drawn by reindeer. While in this region, she roughed it fourteen days, traveling over land, through a rough country, which she however, greatly enjoyed.
From here she went down into Russia, and stopped at St. Petersburg for awhile, and thence to Moscow, which was more different from American cities than any place she visited. From Russia she returned to Germany, where she remained a portion of the Fall, and then went down into Italy and spent the Winter at Rome, Naples, Genoa, Florence and other cities. She describes her visit to the Scandinavian peninsula and her sojourn in Italy as the richest experience of her whole trip abroad, and they were the very opposite. Nature has nothing akin to these places. But in Italy, there is so much of historic interest, so much of attraction in the world of art, that a Winter’s stay in that country is unremitting delight.
While in Italy, Miss McGovney ascended Vesuvius, stopped at Piso, visited all the Art collections and most profitably spent her time. After a Winter in Italy, she went to London and remained there for some time, and then to the United States. She is thoroughly delighted with her journey abroad, but returns more devoted to her own country than ever. Her health has been perfect all during her absence, and so it remains, as her appearance glady testifies.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(726) Mary Gay Humphreys, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Humphreys.
Notes for Mary Gay Humphreys:
Died age 7 years.
(157) Phebe Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born in Brown Co., OH, and married (164) Henry Martin who was born in KY.
739 Samuel Martin
(734) Elizabeth Martin, daughter of Henry and Phebe (Campbell) Martin, married (755) Thomas S. Saulsbury.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(735) Jane Martin, daughter of Henry and Phebe (Campbell) Martin, married (756) William J. Kepheart.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(736) Harriet Martin, daughter of Henry and Phebe (Campbell) Martin, married (757) Archibald Hopkins.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(737) John Martin, son of Henry and Phebe (Campbell) Martin, married (758) Sallie King.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(738) Henry Martin, son of Henry and Phebe (Campbell) Martin.
Notes for Henry Martin:
Henry was Associate Judge and Justice of the Peace in Ohio.
(159) Sarah N. Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born about 1799 and married (165) John Bimpson. Sarah N. died 28 Aug 1856 in Olive Furnace, Lawrence Co., OH and was buried in Olive Furnace, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for Sarah N. Campbell:
(Not proven to be same) I.R. August 28, 1856 – DIED – At Olive Furnace, Lawrence county, Ohio, on the 28th of Aug., Mrs. Sarah Bimpson, after an illness of 13 days, in the 57th year of her age.
At the age of 16, she made a profession of religion and united with the Presbyterian Church on Red Oak, in Brown county, Ohio, under the pastoral care of Rev. J. Gilleland; and during 40 years she retained her connection with that church. During her sickness and near her end, she expressed her entire confidence in the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the sole gound of her hope. – We committed her body to the gound in the beautiful grove above the Furnace, there to await the final summons which shall call us all to “the judgment of the great day.” (Ripley Bee copy.) J. Chester.
230*Joseph N. Bimpson b. 22 Aug 1825
560*Margaret Ellen Bimpson b.c 1829 d. 26 Mar 1859
(230) Joseph N. Bimpson, son of John and Sarah N. (Campbell) Bimpson, was born 22 Aug 1825 in Brown Co., OH, and married 18 Dec 1862 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, (231) Julia A. Henshaw, daughter of William Freeman and Nancy (Lane) Henshaw, who was born 26 Jan 1832 in Cattaraugus Co., NY.
Notes for Joseph N. Bimpson:
Hardesty Atlas, Lawrence Co., OH 1882 – JOSEPH N. BIMPSON – was born in Brown county, Ohio, August 22, 1825, and came to this county in February, 1852. His parents are John and Sarah N. (Campbell) Bimpson. Mr. Bimpson was married in Ironton, this county, December 18, 1862, to Julia A. Henshaw, who is a native of Cattaraugus county, New York, born January 26, 1832. Her parents are William Freeman and Nancy (Lane) Henshaw. Mr. Bimpson’s children are: Margaret, born September 29, 1863; Henry H., November 5, 1865; Elizabeth H., February 16, 1867; Adaline W. August 4, 1874. They all reside at home. Mr. Bimpson was first lieutenant in Captain J. S. George’s calvary company in the three month’s service. He was wounded in a skirmish with Floyd’s pickets on Little Sewel Mountain, West Virginia. He was the first soldier wounded from this county. Richard Lambert, of the same company was the first soldier killed from this county. Henry Henshaw, a brother of Mrs. Bimpson, was killed in the war in the State of Virginia. The only particulars that could be learned of his death was that in destroying some captured arms one of the muskets exploded, severing an artery, from which he bled to death. Mr. Bimpson is a coal operator, residing at Sheridan Coal Works, where he should be addressed.
I.R. April 9, 1891 Mr. Bimpson of Sheridan spent Sunday here (Burlington).
232*Margaret Bimpson b. 29 Sep 1863
233 Henry H. Bimpson b. 5 Nov 1865
234 Elizabeth H. Bimpson b. 16 Feb 1867
235 Adaline W. Bimpson b. 4 Aug 1874
(232) Margaret Bimpson, daughter of Joseph N. and Julia A. (Henshaw) Bimpson, was born 29 Sep 1863 and married 17 Jun 1891 in Sheridan, Lawrence Co., OH, (844) William Wyser.
Notes for Margaret Bimpson:
I.R. June 18, 1891 – This Wednesday noon, Mr. Wm. Wyser and Miss Margaretta Bimpson were united in wedlock, at the bride’s home at Sheridan. Mr. Wyser is connected with the N. & W. R. R. and is an estimable gentleman. Too high praises cannot be sounded the gentle qualities of the bride. They left at noon for the East. May the journeys of these happy couples be safe and joyous.
No children of this marriage in these records.
(560) Margaret Ellen Bimpson, daughter of John and Sarah N. (Campbell) Bimpson, was born about 1829. Margaret Ellen died 26 Mar 1859 in Hecla Furnace, Lawrence Co., OH.
Notes for Margaret Ellen Bimpson:
I.R. April 28, 1859 – DIED – At Hecla Furnace, March 26, after a short illness, Miss Margaret Ellen Bimpson, aged 30 years 7 months and 4 days.
She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for about ten years, first at Ripley, and then at Ironton, where she was in communion at the time of her death. Two weeks before her death, she attended church, and sat with her christian friends at the table of our dying Lord. The following week her pastor visited her, and though she was not quite well, yet no one supposed her dangerously ill. But in five days after, she was called away from the church militant, to enter the church triumphant.
May each of her surviving friends, and we all, be “also ready, for in such an hour as we think not, the Son of man cometh.” (Ripley Bee please copy).
(158) Fedelia Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, was born 22 May 1801 and married 29 Aug 1823, (166) Benjamin Hopkins. Benjamin died 20 Jul 1827.
740 infant Hopkins
(741) Daughter Hopkins, daughter of Benjamin and Fedelia (Campbell) Hopkins.
Notes for Daughter Hopkins:
(156) Rebecca Campbell, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Willson) Campbell, married (163) William Baird.
No children of this marriage in these records.
For more Campbell Genealogy see
Thomas Campbell Family of Kentucky
Autobiography of John Campbell – Founder of Ironton