Born: 1814-08-05 New Jersey
Died: 1868-08-11 Springfield, Illinois
Campbell came to Springfield, Illinois, with his brother David B. Campbell in 1838 and began the practice of law. On May 12, 1841, he married Ann M. Farquar. On January 24, 1849, he was appointed master in chancery for the Sangamon County Circuit Court. Campbell resigned this position on October 28, 1861, when he received an appointment as master in chancery for the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of Illinois, a position he held until his death.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 170; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Interstate, 1881), 92; John M. Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis, 1899), 1:174; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 12 May 1841, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.