William II Campbell was born on 2 May 1760 in Dagsboro, Sussex Co, DE. He died on 31 Aug 1836. Parents: William I Campbell and Hutchinson.
He was married to Mary Hudson in 1784. Children were: Elizabeth Campbell, Ebe Campbell, Kesiah Campbell, William III Campbell, Mary Campbell, Samuel Campbell, John Campbell, Lovey Campbell, Josiah Campbell.
William Campbell, sr., was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, July 27, 1780. His father removed to near Lexington, Kentucky, when William was but a lad. He came in 1807 or 1808, then a young man, to this county and located in Lanier township. He had learned the tanning business in Kentucky, and soon after his arrival here—in 1808 or 1809-he established a tannery near Twin creek, southeast of where West Alexandria now stands. The vats of this rude establishment were made of hewed puncheons. Mr. Campbell followed the business for a number of years. He, afterwards, with two others, run a line of stages from Hamilton to Eaton, and also bought and sold horses, driving them to South Carolina. About a year or two after he came to Lanier he found a wife in the person of Elizabeth Van. Ausdal, daughter of John Van Ausdal, and began housekeeping in a cabin where he had established his tannery, in section eleven. He died in Eaton June 16, 1837. His wife survived him and died February 3, 1800. They raised five children. Maria, the eldest of the children and only daughter, became the wife of Hon. Francis A. Cunningham, and is now a widow residing in Eaton. James is the present mayor of West Alexandria. John V., attorney and ex-probate judge, resides in Eaton. Isaac is deceased, and William a prosperous farmer in Twin township. James' Campbell,. the only member of the family now residing in Lanier, was born in this township August 29, 1812. In 1800 he married Caroline Dennison, daughter of James Dennison. Mrs. Campbell died, after a brief illness, September 7, 1880, aged fifty-seven.usdal