I am looking for information on an Arretta Campbell, 17 living with the Barclay Brown family in 1870.
I believe that this is my Araminta Campbell born 1853, daughter of Dr. John H. and Charity (Rensiller/Renschler/Rensaeller) Campbell.She was in Huntington Co. IN in 1860, but her mother died in 1861 and the family seperated before 1870.
Dr. John may have been in Preble after the death of his wife where family tradition says that he fell off a paddle boat in a river or canal (Miami-Erie is near by, right?)He was known to travel the canals as he lived on the Wabash-Erie canal in IN.
The youngest daughter appears in Richardson co, NE in 1880 with a Lenidus (Leonidus) Bowers family.(There are Bowers, Browns, and Campbells (Cammel's) in the area at the right time.)
If Dr. John Campbell, Arretta (Araminta) Campbell, Charity Campbell, or the Bowers, the Browns, or the Rensselaers/Rensillers/Renschlers sound familiar, please let me know.