Thomas Camp Family
Virginia, North & South Carolina, and Georgia


Thomas Camp
b. 8 Feb 1717 Culpeper Co., VA
d. 8 Jan. 1798 Ireland (Island) Ford, NC
buried: Thomas Camp Cemetery on Horse Creek, Rutherford Co., N. C.

1m. c1737 Winifred Starling
b. 1720 Accomac Co. VA
d. 1761 Rutherford Co. NC (11 sons 1 dau.)
father: Richard Starling (b. Accomac Co., VA) mother: ?

2m. Margaret Carney c1762
b. 20 Jun 1744 ?Limerick, Ireland
d. 1824 Rutherford Co. NC
buried: Thomas Camp Cemetery on Horse Creek, Rutherford Co., N. C.

his father: Thomas Camp II (1691-1751)
his mother: Mary Marshall (1697-1757)


This is a digitally composited photo from two photos provided by Bill Burns of Island Ford on the Broad River between North and South Carolina . This is where Thomas Camp was supposed to have had a mill and lived nearby. This is also the place that Margaret Carney was baptised. I've restored the island to its look prior to its use as a crossing even before Thomas Camp lived here. I've removed the road, Hwy 221, and the bridge which presently cuts across the island. See the notes in 1744 for more on this place. EC 11/11/2000
(photos courtesy of Bill Burns 6 Nov 2000 - email - WBurns3@aol.com)

Children with Winifred Starling
Edmund Camp
Ensign Am. Rev. #W35232
b. 1739 VA# d. 1834 Franklin Co., GA 1m. Mary Ragsdale (8 or 9 children)
2m Eliz. Carney (sister of father's 2nd wife) - 14 children#
Rev. Joseph Camp
arrested as a spy by Gen. Cornwallis
b. c1741 Orange Co., VA# d. bef 7 Jan 1820, Pulaski, Kentucky reputedly m. ? Roundtree#
2m. Susannah Tate
John Camp
(Rev. Army, in Battle of King's Mtn.)
b. 13 Oct 1743 Orange Co., VA# d. 1818 Jackson Co.,GA buried Lebanon Chuch , Greenville, SC m. Mary Tarpley 30 Jan. 1764#
(cousin, sister to Nancy and Winifred, dau. of James Tarpley)
b 30 Oct. 1740 North Farnham Parish, Rich. Co. VA d 17 Aug 1789#
Nathaniel Camp
(Corporal Rev. Army in Battle of King's Mtn. )
b. 1745 Orange Co. VA# d. after Jan 1832 Gwinnett Co, GA m. Winnifred Tarpley (cousin, sister to Mary and Nancy, dau. of James Tarpley)
b. 9 June 1748 Rich. Co. VA #
Thomas Camp IV
(Rev. Soldier in Battle of King's Mtn)
b. 1747 Orange Co.,VA# d. after 1811 Walton Co., GA m. 1763 Nancy Anne Tarpley b. 6 Oct 1750 North Farnham, Rich. Co., VA
(cousin, sister to Mary and Winifred
, dau. of James Tarpley)#
Starling Camp b. 1749# d. 1851 .
Hosea Camp
Rev. Soldier
b. 1751 Culpeper Co., VA d. ? Fayette Co., GA d.
William Camp b. 1753 Culpeper Co., VA# d. c1827 York Co. SC m. c1770 Rebecca Wolford in S. C. (dau. of Absalom Wofford and Hannah Hosea
Alfred Camp b. 1755 NC-SC d. buried Campbell Co., GA m. Miss Jennings
Benjamin Camp
(Rev. Soldier)
b. 1757 Culpeper Co., VA# d. after 1811 Walton Co., GA m. Eliz. Dykes#
Elizabeth Camp b. 1759 Culpeper Co., VA# d. 1850 SC m. Reuben Brock II c1777 N.C. (Rev. soldier)
Joel Camp b. 1761# . .

Children with Margaret Carney
Crenshaw Camp b. 5 Jan1763 Culpeper Co., VA d. 1808 Rutherford, N. C# never marries, wills everything to his brothers and sisters#
James Camp b. 1765 Orange Co., N. C.# d. 1817 Spartanburg, S. C. [will below]
m. Sara Jennings#
b. 24 July 1779 d. Jul 1851 Spartanburg Co., SC
Daniel Camp b. 1766# d. 2 Apr 1798 Rutherford Co., N. C. m. Sara McKinney (b.1770 NC)
Lewis Camp b. 16 Jan1768# . .
Adam Camp b. 1769# d. infancy letter of John T. Camp
Stephen A. Camp b. 17 Sep 1771# d. 1846 Rutherford Co. , NC m. Anne Alexander b1771 (dau. of Col. Elias Alexander and Nancy Agnes McCall)
Larkin Camp b. 1773# d. infancy letter of John T. Camp.
Unity Camp b. 1775 . m. Samuel Broadway (no issue)
Ruth Camp b. 30 Sep 1780 d. 1852 m. Daniel Patterson (no issue)
Aaron Camp b. 13 or 21 Jun 1778 Rutherford Co., NC d. 6 Jul 1861 Ringgold, GA 1m Miss Terrill 23 Aug 1803
2m Sara Suttle 3 Apr 1817
George Camp b. 24 Sep 1782
Rutherford Co., NC
d. 1835 Tenn m. Mary Norman (b. 1790 d.1872)
Joshua Camp b. 10 Jul 1786
Rutherford Co., NC
d. 9 Jan 1849 Rutherford Co., NC m. Nancy Gregory (NC-SC)


1716-17 - Thomas Camp is born as the first known son to Thomas Camp and Mary Marshall in Culpepper Co., VA.

1739 - Thomas married Winifred Starling, dau. of Richard Starling of Accomac Co., VA.

1776- There are conflicting opinions and documents related to Thomas Camp's support of the American Revolution.  He was originally listed as an an accepted patriot by the DAR about 1938 and the writing of early researchers and family lore has often promoted his heroic roll. More recently the DAR has refused membership based on this ancestor and some of his sons.  This does not diminish the story of the family in my eyes. In fact, if anything, it make this family more interesting to me.  It shows that the Revolution was a much more complicated and interesting story than a wholesale conversion of a populous to support the overthrow of the ruling government. 

Although the Ancestral Rolls, South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, Compiled 1938 by Mrs E. T. Crawford, State Registrar state that Thomas Sr enlisted, I have since read that this is also in conflict with other records. I believe this does represent a misstatement of the facts. Thomas Sr. was probably too old to have been much use but apparently did lend support of supplies and other services to the cause. It was probably Thomas Jr who enrolled under this number. Or if it was actually Thomas Sr's number for a pension it would not necessarily mean he served as a soldier. More recently a couple of coorespondents have said that they or aquantances were denied DAR entrance based on the records of Thomas and John Camp who were, according to these sources, tried for treason. See the John Camp page for more on this topic.   

In a footnote Leah Townsend's book on the South Carolina Baptists, 1670-1805 says that "Rev. Joseph Camp (Kemp) was according to tradition from Maryland; settled in N. C. near the S. C. line in the neighborhood of the Buffalo Church, which he is said to have organized; he was arrested by Cornwallis to obtain information of Morgan's movements but was released; his knowledge of medicine was of great service to his community; an ho9nored and active member of Bethel Association from its beginning, he served as moderator in 1791, as member of various committees, and as writer of circular letters, though his education was limited; he was equally active in Broad River Association, and as supply and assistant to neighboring churches; he probably secured land in S. C. in 1779 and 1805, but emigrated to Kentucky in 1808." [Townsend p.139]

Mrs. Sara Sullivan Ervin, stated in the Camp family book by Mann:

Some Revolutionary Soldiers of South Carolina. 
Here is a description from the Camp book by the late W. A. Camp.

1790- U. S. Census, Morgan Dist. (except for John) Rutherford Co., N. C. Roll: 7 1798, Jan 8- Last Will and Testament of Thomas Camp is recorded in North Carolina Archives, Raleigh North Carolin in Rutherford County Wills, 1784-1833, Ace-Haw, Vao. 1, page 29:

These are a few of several land records with Thomas Camp.

1800 - South Carolina census. 

Greenville Dist.  Series: M32  Roll: 47  Page: 273
Camp, John                    1 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 1 0 1 - 0 3
Camp, Thomas               1 2 1 0 1 - 0 2 0 0 1 - 0 0

Laurens County, Series: M32  Roll: 50  Page: 42
Cam, William                  1 0 1 0 1  -  0 0 1 0 1
Camp, James                   2 2 0 1 0  -  0 1 0 0 0
Laurens County,
Series: M32  Roll: 50  Page: 44
Camp, Bradford               1 0 0 1 0  - 1 0 0 1 0

Spartanburg County,
Series: M32  Roll: 50  Page: 170
Camp, Verdery                0 0 1 0 0  -  0 0 1 0 0

Pendelton County,
Series: M32  Roll: 50  Page: 133
Camp, Edward                2 3 2 0 1 - 4 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
Pendelton County, Series: M32  Roll: 50  Page: 132
Camp, Larkin                  1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0

North Carolina
Lincoln County,
Series: M32  Roll: 29  Page: 899
Camp, Abnor                  0 0 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 0 0 - 0 0

1800- "Buffalo Church, only a half mile south of the North Carolina line and about seven miles west of Blacksburg, S. C., was in its early years connected with the Fairforest group of churches.   James Fowler, a young licentiate of Fairforest, supplied the church occasionally in 1775-1776.  Rev. Joseph Camp is the only minister recorded before 1800, and as early as September, 1776, he is said to hve represented Buffalo Church at a meeting of delegates held at Fairforest (Congaree Association). These statements indicate that the congregation had been constitued a church before 1777, the date usually assigned, and had entered Congaree Association. Like most churches of the back country, Buffalo Church disappears from recorded history during the Revolution; it emerged in 1789 as a constituent member of Bethel Association. Rev. Joseph Camp had probably been the pastor during the whole period and continued to serve at least through 1800 and possibly several years longer. " [Townsend 139]

1810 - South Carolina census. 

Spartanburg County, Series: M252  Roll: 61  Page: 299
Camp, James              2 2 0 0 1 -  2 0 0 1 0 - 
Camp, Verdery           (unreadable)
Series: M252  Roll: 61  Page: 336
Camp, Joseph            2 0 0 1 0 -  2 0 1 0 0 - 0 1
Camp, Saul                0 0 0 1 0 -  2 0 1 0 0 - 0 1
Greenville County,
Series: M252  Roll: 62  Page: 110
Camp, Polly               1 1 2 0 0 -  0 2 0 0 1  - 0 0
Pendleton County,
Series: M252  Roll: 61  Page: 262
Camp, Ed.                  0 1 2 1 0 -  0 1 1 0 0
Series: M252  Roll: 61  Page: 243
Camp, Ed.                  0 1 2  0 1 - 0 0 2 0 - 1

1817 - Item from the Will of James Camp.

Item 1st.   I give and bequeth to my son Alphred a negro.
Item 2nd  I give to my daughter NarrowSissy a negro girl.

Item 3rd.  I give to my son George when he is of age one negro.
Item 4th.  I give my sone Langly one negro.
Item 5th.  I give to my daughter Harriet  one negro girl.
Item 6th.  I give to my two youngest sons James and William five hundred dollars each.
Item 7th I give to my beloved wife Sarah Camp, the balance of my negros, I also wish my beloved wife to sell my land in Virginia. 
I appoint my wife and James Young my Ex-
Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of Jan. 1817.
James Camp died in 1817-     [also identified as Box 21 pk 6, microfilm print copy unknown origin(probably SC) from the DAR library, WA DC.]

1820 - US Census,  South Carolina,

York County, Series: M33  Roll: 121  Page: 313
William Camp Sr.  males  0 0 0 0 0 1  - females  0 0 0 0 1
William Camp Jr.              1 0 0 0 1 0 -                 1 0 0 1 0
Thomas Camp                  1 0 0 1 0 0 -                 0 0 1 0 0

Greenville County, Series: M33  Roll: 120  Page: 173
Thomas Camp                  1 0 0 0 1 0                    2 1 1 0 0
Aron Camp                       3 2 0 0 3 0                    6 2 1 2 1


sources:

Camp Index | Ancestor Chart #12  | S. C. During the Revolution
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