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Polly Campbell

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Polly Campbell

Posted: 2 Oct 2013 9:31AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Campbell, Sanders, Dobkins, Thompson, Devol, Harrison
Thursday night, April 3d, 1873, Mrs. Polly Campbell, sister of Judge Jas. Sanders, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Jno. Dobkins, in Osage at the advanced age of 80 years 1 month and 12 days.

The subject of this notice was born in the State of Kentucky, February 23d, 1793, where she was united to Mr. Lovell Thompson, August 24th, 1809. In 1820 she emigrated to Missouri and settled on Courtois Creek in Crawford County. June 24, 1823, she was left a widow and the following year made a public profession of her faith in the Lord Jesus, and was one of the first in organizing the Courtois Baptist Church. In 1831-35 she was married to Mr. Jeremiah Campball who died a number of years before her death.

"Aunt Polly," as she was familiarly and affectionately called by her many neighbors and friends, was the mother of a large family of children all of whom she survived with the exception of two, Mrs. John Dobkins of Osage and Mrs. W.J. Devol, wife of Judge Devol, of Indiana. She was ever an exemplary Christian and was possessed of more than an ordinary mind, retaining her faculties unimpaired until within the past year of two. Sweetly doth she sleep in Jesus now that her work on earth is done...S.I. Harrison


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