William Alexander Campbell, farmer, P. O. La Fayette, a native of Madison County, born May 6, 1836, is a son of William E. and Sarah Campbell, whose history is given in the sketch of Eli G. Campbell. The subject of this sketch was raised and grew to manhood in Madison County, where he was married, November 21, 1878, to Louisa Dillow, who is a native of this county, born September 9, 1844, and whose ancestors are given in a sketch of William Dillow. Mr. Campbell is a carpenter by trade, which business he followed until the spring of 1878, when he located where he now lives, and has since resided, engaged in the honorable occupation of farming. This farm he purchased of his brother Eli; it embraces fifty-one acres of good land, all in cultivation, with good buildings and improvements, and pleasantly situated about one quarter of a mile north of La Fayette.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]