|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1883|
Nathan Campbell was born about 1821 in Tennessee, parentage unknown. He appeared on the 1850 census living with relatives, Nathan and Elizabeth (Campbell) Basham, in Ray County, Missouri. In 1851, he married Margaret C. Archer in Platte County, Missouri. They had three children in Platte County, and then moved across the Missouri River into Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, as part of the dispute between pro- and anti-slavery factions in the new territory. He and his brothers-in-law and father-in-law were part of the "Border Ruffians" faction.
During the Civil War, Nathan did not join either side, but his father-in-law, Isaac Archer, and brother-in-law, John Archer, both joined the Confederate First Missouri Cavalry, and two other brothers-in-law, Hugh and William Archer, became Confederate irregulars, and may have joined Quantrill's Raiders.
In 1863, Nathan was arrested by military authorities in Leavenworth County and charged with treason. He signed a loyalty oath (from which his above signature was extracted) and was paroled, but lived relatively quietly during the remainder of the war.
Nathan and Margaret had four more children while they lived in Leavenworth County, Kansas. They moved to Cass County, Missouri after the war, where their last child was born, but returned to Kansas in the early 1870s, where they settled in Wyandotte County.
Nathaniel Campbell died in 1883 in Wyandotte County at the age of about 60. His widow survived him by 34 years.
Margaret C. Archer Campbell (1835 - 1918)*
John Columbus Campbell (1854 - 1920)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 172 Div. IL
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Record added: Jan 03, 2011
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