CAMPBELL, Newton S., a well-known lawyer of Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Monroe County, Ind., June 14, 1845, and there received his early mental training in the public schools. His father, Howard Campbell, was born in Rowan County, N. C., and his mother, Hannah L. (Gibbons), was a native of Indiana. Howard Campbell was a farmer of occupation. He came to Blandinsville Township in 1862, and carried on farming.
Newton S. Campbell was reared on his father's farm. From the farm he went into the law office of C. R. Hume, where he studied law, and since his admission to the bar, has practiced in Blandinsville. In connection with his law practice, he conducts a collection and insurance office. In 1882, Mr. Campbell was married to Mary E. Burr, who was born in Indiana, and four children have blessed their union, namely: Ralph and Ruth E. (deceased), Anna R. (Mrs. Warner), and Mary M. Fraternally, Mr. Campbell is affiliated with the I. O. O. F.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.