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John Tenbrook Campbell, American surveyor.


Campbell, John Tenbrook was born on May 21, 1833 in near Montezuma, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph and Rachel (TenBrook) Campbell.


Educated district schools. One term Western Manual Labor Academy.


Captain Company H, 21st Indiana Vols., 1861. Right leg permanently crippled in battle, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 5, 1862. Resigned, October 29, 1862.

Assistant provostmarshal, 7th Congressional District of Indiana, June 24-November 4, 1863. Treasurer Parke Company, Indiana, 2 terms. Assistant assessor internal revenue, 1870.

Republican; later Greenbacker. Returned to Republican party, 1890. Defeated for state senate as Greenbacker, 1870.

Journal clerk, Indiana Senate, 1878. 1st assistant, Indiana bureau of Statistics, 1878-1883. Company surveyor 10 years Devised 5 new problems in trigonometry as applied to surveying.

Also 2 new problems in curve work, with formula for application in practice. Home: Rockville, Indiana Deceased.


Married Annie Butterfield, December 15, 1864.

Joseph Campbell

Rachel (TenBrook) Campbell

Annie Butterfield