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Willis Campbell

Birth
Surry County, North Carolina, USA
Death
1886 (aged 67–68)
Lee County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Stickleyville, Lee County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
195017791 View Source

Son of JOHN & MARY [POLLY] CAMPBELL, husband of 1st wife PEGGY A. CLEEK (2 Children), & 2nd wife MARGARET CLARK (5-6 children)

"One morning in 1886, WILLIS CAMPBELL left home with a few head of cattle to sell at market just over the other side of Powell Mountain (Scott Co.). At the market, he sold the cows and bought some feed. On his return trip, he never made it home. About 2 years went by when his bones, along with some shredded sacks, were discovered near Wallen's Creek on Powell Mountain. He had been bushwhacked for the money he earned selling cattle at the market only for his remains (except for bones) to be eaten by a bear. His bones were finally laid to rest in this lonely grave on the side of the mountain."

Son of JOHN & MARY [POLLY] CAMPBELL, husband of 1st wife PEGGY A. CLEEK (2 Children), & 2nd wife MARGARET CLARK (5-6 children)

"One morning in 1886, WILLIS CAMPBELL left home with a few head of cattle to sell at market just over the other side of Powell Mountain (Scott Co.). At the market, he sold the cows and bought some feed. On his return trip, he never made it home. About 2 years went by when his bones, along with some shredded sacks, were discovered near Wallen's Creek on Powell Mountain. He had been bushwhacked for the money he earned selling cattle at the market only for his remains (except for bones) to be eaten by a bear. His bones were finally laid to rest in this lonely grave on the side of the mountain."


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37th VA Infantry, Company D/K, CSA

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