In 1800 the Campbells of the North River crossed into Ohio. It was a family that would in three generations contribute to the foundational history of Ohio. It is also a family that in one generation would forget all that had happened. This book is a history of what did happen. It is also a history of forgetting and the hunger to find what was lost. Home Forgotten serves as an example of the American experience of "moving on" and a model of discovery for those determined to find their past.
This book contributes new insight into regional histories of Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio,and Illinois. It tells the story of unfolding America through the eyes of one family. In telling the story, it encourages others to lift the fog of what is forgotten in their own lives and hopefully inspires the next generation to create its own edition of this story.