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CAMPBELL, John T.
Author: The History of Florida:  Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. II  p340  1923

CAMPBELL, JOHN T. has been a resident of Bradentown for over twenty
years, and is a well known banking official here and in other towns of Manatee
County.
He was born in Jacksonville, Georgia, October 6, 1876, son of WILLIAM P.
and SUSANNA (WILCOX) CAMPBELL, both natives of Georgia, and grandson of HENRY
JACKSON CAMPBELL, a native of North Carolina, and of MITCHELL and MARTHA
(SWAIN) WILCOX, of Georgia. WILLIAM P. CAMPBELL was a soldier in a Georgia
regiment in the Civil war and died in 1887, and his wife passed away in 1888.
After the death of his parents JOHN T. CAMPBELL lived at Darian, Georgia,
five or six years, and then came to Florida. He was a clerk in the circuit
clerk’s office at Tampa a year, and then for a number of years continued work
as a bookkeeper in that city. He came to Bradentown in December, 1899, and
since then has been active in banking. He became cashier of the old Bank of
Manatee, which since 1912 has been the First National Bank , of which he is
now vice president and cashier. He is a director in the Manatee County State
Bank at Palmetto, is president and director of the Citizen Bank at Manatee, is
vice-president and director of the Guarantee Abstract Company, and is
director, secretary and treasurer of the Bradentown Builders Association.
On November 19, 1903, Mr. CAMPBELL married NETTIE LEE COOK, a native of
Georgia, and daughter of J. F. and DAMARIUS (McARTHUR) COOK. They have two
daughters, ELIZABETH and MARTHA. Mr. CAMPBELL is a trustee and chairman of
the Building Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a democrat
and a Knight Templar Mason.
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