|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1894|
At time of death she was aged 54 years 2 months 18 days. Click on pictures for additional information.
Parents: Nehemiah and Mary (STUDEBAKER) WILLIAMS.
Spouse: John Henry CAMPBELL
Married 31 December 1861, Jackson County, Kansas.
Known Children: Henry Green CAMPBELL (born 1862); Frances Ruth (CAMPBELL) DRAKE [born 1868]; Mary Laura (CAMPBELL) CORDON [born 1870].
The Seneca Tribune, May 3, 1894, page 3, col. 8:
"Mrs. John H. Campbell, of Ontario, died at 11 o'clock last Friday morning. Mrs. Campbell had been ailing for years, yet her death was not altogether expected. The funeral occurred Saturday, services being held at the Ontario school house, Rev. Warner, of Soldier City, conducting. Mrs. Campbell with her husband were an old resident of this township. There was a large attendance at the funeral.--Spectator."
Nemaha County Spectator, Wetmore, Kansas, Friday, May 4, 1894, page 1, col. 4, Ontario Correspondence:
"This week we perform the sad act of recording the death of one of our oldest and best citizens. Sarah V. Williams was born in Mitchell county Indiana, February 2, 1840. When she was fifteen her father removed to Iowa, and a few years later still farther west to Kansas where she was married to John H. Campbell, December 31, 1861. Seven children were born to them four of whom died during infancy. Another, Frances, died after reaching maturity, December 2, 1887. The other two, Henry, the eldest, and Mary, the next to the youngest, are still living. Mrs. Campbell experienced religion when but a child, uniting with the church when a girl of sixteen. Since then she has been a consistent and zealous Christian, ever ready to lighten a burdened soul by her cheering words and actions. She died at the old Campbell homestead at the age of 53 years 4 months and 18 days. She leaves a host of friends who mourn her death and miss her pleasant face and helpful counsel. Many a young person of Ontario now remembers the many words of advice she once gave them. The number of friends that followed her to her grave, Sunday April 22, was the largest ever seen at the Ontario cemetery. Mr. Campbell is left in feeble health and he has the sympathy of all."
"A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God, in his wisdom, has recalled The boon His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in Heaven."
[Research Note: There isn't a Mitchell County in Indiana, but there is a Marshall County.]
1850 Indiana, Marshall County, Inhabitants in My Division, page stamped #454 [Sarah, age 10, with parents and siblings]; 1860 Kansas Census, Brown County, Lockmin TP, Eureka Post Office, page 61 [Sarah. age 20, with parents and siblings]; 1865 State of Kansas, Brown County, Lochnane Township [Sarah, age 24, with husband John and son Henry]; 1870 Federal Census, Kansas, Nemaha County, Granade Township, Seneca Post Office, page 3 [Sarah, age 30, with husband John and two children Henry G. and Francis]. See additional information for spouse, John Henry CAMPBELL.
Book: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas was first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL. NEMAHA COUNTY. Biographical Sketches, Nemaha County, page 957, John H. Campbell.
Book: Kansas Pioneers (1976) by Topeka Genealogical Society, Topeka, KS. Item #282, page 282-283, title of biography: "The Campbells." See page 283, paragraph regarding, John H. Campbell.
Nehemiah Williams (1815 - 1885)
Mary Studebaker Williams (1817 - 1892)
John Henry Campbell (1832 - 1894)*
Henry Green Campbell (1862 - 1913)*
Frances Ruth Campbell Drake (1868 - 1889)*
Mary Laura Campbell Cordon (1870 - 1916)*
Sarah V Williams Campbell (1840 - 1894)
Nancy Susan Williams Wolfley (1852 - 1928)*
Maintained by: Jan Fenter
Originally Created by: Paula Segrest
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
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