Benjamin Campbell has been a prominent resident of Morgan County, Mo., for the past fifty-six years. He was born in Cumberland County, Ky., in 1803, and was a son of Benjamin and Chloe (Farris) Campbell, who were born in Virginia. The father was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and in 1836 came to Missouri, and made his home at Oak Grove. Benjamin Campbell was married in 1824 to Susanna Mobley, a native of Kentucky, and by her became the father of seven children, only one of whom is living at the present time: Nancy G., wife of James T. Graham, of Morgan County. Mr. Campbell has been a resident of five different States -- Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Arkansas. He and wife have been married for sixty-five years, and for many years have been members of the Primitive Baptist Church, and earnest workers for the cause of Christianity. Mr. Campbell has always followed the occupation of farming, and in his walk through life has ever endeavored to follow the golden rule, and thereby has won the love and respect of all who know him.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.