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Robert Campbell

 

(Feb 12, 1804 - Oct 16, 1879)

 

Born in Ireland and of Scottish ancestry, Robert Campbell came to St. Louis, Missouri in 1822. Afflicted with tuberculosis, the doctor advised clear mountain air.

 

Campbell did exactly that:

 

    In 1825 and 1826 trapped with Jedediah Smith in the Rocky Mountains

    In 1827 led an expedition which resulted in a skirmish with the Blackfoot

    In 1828 trapped in Crow territory

    In 1832 with William Sublette trapped the Rockies and participated in the Pierre's Hole fight.

    In 1833 took supplies to the Green River and began trading rather than trapping

    Campbell attended the Fort Laramie Treaty, formed a regiment during the Mexican War and became a successful merchant in St Louis, Missouri owning a large amount of real estate.

 

Robert Campbell is buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

 

 

Information compiled by Steve Grimm

Books About Robert Campbell

 

From Mountain Man To Millionaire - The bold and dashing life of Robert Campbell by Robert Campbell

 

A book mentioned by a visitor to my page and a relative of Robert Campbell.

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