Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Birth
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death 16 Oct 1879 (aged 75)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 60/61, Lot 257
Memorial ID 9328 · View Source
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Frontier Pioneer Businessman. At age eighteen he followed his older brother to America and arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1824. Interested in going further west, he joined fur trader Jedediah Smith, in an expedition leaving St. Louis for the Rocky Mountains in 1825. With the financial backing of William Ashley they became the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, which was founded at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. With a group of sixty men, including experienced explorers and traders, Campbell was clerk for the expedition. The group traveled north of the Platte River, to Cache Valley, in Utah and up into southern Idaho, trading with the Indians to procure valuable furs. In 1829, he returned to St. Louis, with forty-five packs of beaver skins. Campbell had very successful and profitable career in the American west, when he ended his frontiersman days in 1835. In St. Louis, he established himself as a businessman. He partnered up with William Sublette, forming the Sublette & Campbell Company, which provided goods for travelers to the West and also provided Indian goods to the East United States.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Maintained by: A.J.
  • Added: 18 May 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9328
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Campbell (12 Feb 1804–16 Oct 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9328, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by A.J. (contributor 1003) .