The following is a transcription of a newspaper article in the Campbell
Genealogy File, Indiana State Library Dated April 21, 1940.
There are two more columns. Please contact me if you are of this line.
Record of Alexander Campbell's Family into southern Indiana and Later Events
Read (sic) like a Story Book
by Larene Davies Rhodes
Many and of infinite variety are the tales of hardy pioneers trekking
westward by covered wagon in the early days to establish new homes n the
virgin wilderness of Missouri and Kansas, Illinois and Iowa.
Through the picturesque hills of southern Indiana came many of them,
following the stage couch routes, stopping at stage coach taverns or
encamping on a nearby hillside, where they were sure of being welcome and
finding the human companionship they must have craved on those long, long
journeys through the sparsely settled countryside.
Some of the most fascinating f these stories center around Orange county
(sic),Indiana, where world famous near waters bubble up it pools of healing
that have long been a Mecca(sic) of thousands of healthseekers(sic).
Of the all, perhaps no tale of covered wagon days dips more deeply into the
realm of romance than that of the Alexander Campbell family of Highland
county, Virginia, who passed this way in June of the year 1822, returning to
their beloved Virginia home after some three years of bitter disillusionment
in Missouri, where they had gone to seek their fortune.
Alexander Campbell and Margaret Brown Campbell were the parents of John
Campbell, who in turn, was the father of Dr. Morgan Brown Campbell, a
Confederate in the war of the Rebellion. Next n the direct line comes the
name of Dr. Morgan Brown Campbell's son, Stanly Brown Campbell, who,
curiously enough after some 115 years after his forbearers passed through
Orange county, Indiana, by covered wagon, came to the French Lick Hotel to
sere that well-known hostelry in the capacity of convention director. Mr.
Campbell came to the springs from a similar post with the Homestead Hotel in
Washington D.C., having also at various times been employed at other
important eastern hotels.