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Campbell PARKER 12156 - Marshall Co.

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 7:22AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Parker, Franklin, Minter, Higgins
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume 8B – Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 1886.

CAMPBELL PARKER, a farmer, one-half mile east of the village of Benton, Marshall County, was born in 1810, in east Tennessee, but reared to manhood in Alabama, wither the parents, William and Tabitha, had removed when Campbell was but a small child. In 1845, he was married to Miss Martha C. Franklin, of Louisiana, and two years later they removed to Marshall County, Ky., settling on the farm now owned by the widow Minter. Selling this farm to its present owner, Mr. Parker purchased the land where he now lives, and proceeded to develop and improve it, until he now has one of the best farms in the county, consisting of 210 acres of land. Mr. Parker has devoted his life to the pursuits of agriculture and speculative trading, and had amassed a handsome fortune, which was swept away by the ruthless hand of war. He has never been an aspirant to official honors, but has taken an active interest in the local politics of the county, serving for some years as chairman of the Democratic Central Committee. Mr. Parker is a member of Lodge No. 205, A. F. & A. M., and is also a Royal Arch Mason. He had a family of eight children, two of whom died in childhood. The living are Sidney C., William F., Mary, wife of Frank Higgins, John H., of Texas; Dr. George W. and Maggie L. Parker.

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