From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 464-465, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Paulin Campbell, a successful farmer and truck raiser, was born in
Gloucester county, New Jersey, October 14, 1849. His father, David, was
a native of New Jersey, who was the son of Thomas, who was born, lived
and died in the same State. He was a successful farmer and he had built
up a large property and had given his children all a farm together, and
the place was known as Campbelltown. David grew up in his native State
and became a prominent man in a local way. He was successful in life as
a farmer, truck grower and lumber man, furnishing lumber to house
builders in that community. He gave liberally toward the upbuilding of
the Methodist Church and was Steward in it for many years. He died at
his home about twelve years ago. His wife had been Ann E. Nelson. Her
ancestry was similar to that of her husband's and she lived and died at
her home, her death occurring in 1870. She was a good wife and mother
and was devoted to the Methodist Church.
Paulin is one of six children and grew up in his father's
business. When twenty-one years of age he came to Illinois and has
since lived in Cass County. Mr. Campbell makes a specialty of sweet
potatoes. He owns a good farm of 120 acres, in section 7, township 18,
range 11. He has been in the county since 1872, has lived on his farm
since 1880, and has owned it since 1882.
He was married in this county, to Miss Jennie Johnson, born near
Brighton, Illinois. She was educated chiefly in New Jersey. Her father
was Samuel Johnson, who grew up a farmer in New Jersey, and soon after
his marriage to Ann E. Hiles, who came to Illinois and settled on a
farm near Brighton. He there engaged in farming, but was accidentally
killed while pressing hay. His wife is yet living, the wife of John
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are prominent young people, the parents of one bright boy of eleven, named Roy.