John S. Campbell, farmer, sec. 25, Aetna Tp., was born in Ireland, Jan 10, 1842. His parents Archibald and Elizabeth (Sinclair) Campbell, were born in the North of the Emerald Island, and emigrated to America in 1847, settling in Stormont, Can, Mr. Campbell remained a resident of the Dominion until he reached manís estate. At the age of 21 he went to California to seek his fortune in the mining districts of the Golden State, where he remained until the winter of 1865. At that time he came back to Paulding Co., Ohio, and engaged one year in farming. In the fall of 1866 he came to Michigan and settled in Mecosta County, buying 160 acres of land in Aetna Tp., in the vicinity of Morley. He went again to California in 1871, once more seeking material results in mining operations with moderate realization of his hopes. He came back in 1877 and remained two years, when he made an expedition to Colorado, returning in 1882, reaching his home Dec. 22, he has since been engaged in the improvement of his fine farm.
Mr. Campbell was married Aug. 9, 1866, to Sybil R., daughter of Bernard B. and Hannah J. (Davis) Woodcock. The parents were natives of New England, and the daughter was born March 2, 1836, in Knox Co., Ohio.
In politics Mr. Campbell is an earnest Republican. Mrs. Campbell has been a member of the U.B.Church since she was 14 years of age.