Andrew W. CAMPBELL, merchant and farmer, was born in Hawkins County, November 26, 1840, the son of Joseph and Frankie (Vermillion) CAMPBELL, natives of Hawkins County and Lee County, Virginia. After marriage in Lee County, they settled at Sneedville as farmers, for about eight years, and, after twenty years in Hawkins County, came to Claiborne, where the former died in May, 1868, about seventy-five years of age, and the latter died Christmas day, 1873, aged seventy-two. The father was a Democrat, and both were Methodists. Our subject, the eighth of nine children, was fairly educated, and in August, 1869, married Julia A., a daughter of Cornelius and Sibbie CARMACK. Since marriage, they have lived at their present farm, where in 1880 he opened a store, and had built a flouring mill and corn mill. He is a Democrat, and he and his wife are Methodists. Their sons are Leonidas M. and Horace B.
Our subject has Epsom Mineral Springs on his farm, said to be the celebrated Tate Springs. Their little son, Horace Byron, died August 5th, 1887. In January previous he made a bright profession of religion, and united himself with the “Church Militant on Earth,” though a child of only ten summers. He loved the church and the cause of Christ, until death entered this home circle in the form of flux and took the darling boy. In their sorrow they are sustained by the hope that his freed spirit has joined the triumphant throng that sing praises around the throne of God. Byron was eleven years, one week and two days old.
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.