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Crockett H. Campbell was born in 1816, and is eighty-six years of age. He came to Hopkins County in the year 1841. There was not a single cabin on the south side of North Sulphur Creek at that time. Buffalo herds were roaming all over the country. He has shot and killed a number of buffalo as well as all kinds of animals and wild beasts. Indians were to be seen and heard in many places, and a few people who were living in tents were in constant and perpetual dread of them. Many emigrants who came into the new country, became dissatisfied, alarmed, and returned to their old homes in the States.
In the year 1843 he married Elizabeth Collins. By this union eight children were born, four of whom are living. He had the misfortune to lose his wife, and subsequently married Miss Mary Couch. They were the parents of eight children, six boys and two girls. Four of these children are dead; the others live near their parents, and are good, worthy citizens of Hopkins County. Crockett has farmed and raised stock all of his life. He is a man of noble qualities. His example has been good. He is beloved by all who know him. He is old now, and suffering from the weakness of age; therefore his memory is impaired and his body is feeble. Since this writing he has passed away.