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Edward Campbell was the first of the family of that name that settled north of Little Pee Dee. He came from Scotland with a family of children, and settled near where Hamer station, on the Florence Railroad, is located; the land on which his lived is now owned by Neill McDuffie. He was a sturdy old Scotchman; his wife was Mary McLellan, and others of her name and quite a colony came across the ocean with old Edward - some of them settling in Cumberland, and Robeson Counties, N. C., others settled in Marion county, SC. Old Edward, after living here many ears, went West, and all his family went with him except his son, Duncan Campbell, who had married and settled on Little Pee Dee where his son Daniel now lives.

There are other Campbells in the county. Campbell is a very populous name. The family of Campbells that formerly lived (and some of them may be there now) about Campbell's Bridge, where old Peter Campbell, who came from Scotland, about 1800, and settled on the east side of Little Pee Dee, near where Campbell's Bridge now is; don't know who his wife was, he had and raised six sons - Alexander, Archie Duncan, James, Hugh and David.

Another family of Campbells is those living in the Ebenezer and Temperance Hill community. The first known of this family was William S. Campbell, who was one of our best and most respected citizens. He married and raised three daughters and two sons, John C. and Samuel. Daughters mentioned: Flora, a daughter who married W. J. B. Campbell.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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