John Wilson Campbell
Biographical Sketches: With Other Literary Remains of the Late
John W. Campbell (Columbus, Ohio: Printed by Scott & Gallagher,
1838)("Complied by His Widow"--Eleanor W. Campbell)
"Campbell, John Wilson (Feb. 23, 1782-Sept. 24, 1833), lawyer and judge, was born in Augusta County, Va., of Irish parents. His family moved to Kentucky in 1791 and shortly afterward to Ohio, where he earned money for his education by clearing timberlands and by teaching school. In 1808 he was admitted to the bar and began to practice in West Union, Adams County. He served i Congress, 1817-27. After the election of Andrew Jackson, shom he had supported, he was appointed U.S. district judge. In 1826 he settled on a Brown County farm, and in 1831 he moved to Columbus. He died at Delaware Sept. 24, 1833, in the cholera epidemic that struck Ohio that year. His writings and a sketch of his life were compliled by his widow, Eleanor W. Cambpell."
[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 97 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962)] [Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association]
Writings (and Poetry)
Biographical Sketches: With Other Literary Remains of the Late John W. Campbell (Columbus, Ohio: Printed by Scott & Gallagher, 1838)("Complied by His Widow"--Eleanor W Campbell) [online text]