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Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Camp, John Steel

submitted by Judy.

Source: "John Steel Camp & his descendants" by Paul W. Camp & Paul K. Camp. copyright 1980--Newburgh, IN Library Ref. # 929.2 (This book has a great deal of information about John Camp, much more than the basic information shown here and is a wonderful resource for this family.)

John Steel Camp was born in 1784 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, son of Joseph and Susanna Roundtree Camp. He married Mrs. Dotty Morris. His first son, West Harris Camp was born about 1806. In the 1810 census he was living in Rockcastle, KY. In this census John was shown with two male children under ten years of age (West Harris and Joseph W.) and one female child under ten (Nancy, born in 1810). 

His father, Joseph, was in Pulaski County, KY (died 1813/14). For his father's estate in Rutherford County, NC., he was present on January 7, 1820 and signed the deeds on the last three pieces of property which his father owned in North Carolina. 

John S. Camp acquired fifty acres by land grant on Goos Creek in Casey County, KY, forty or fifty miles west of Rockcastle County. He then moved to Alabama and his son George L. Camp was born in there in 1822. By 1828 he was in Hart Township, Warrick County, Indiana where his brother, Benjamin and his nephew, William had been since before 1820. Between the birth of George L. in Alabama and John's move to Indiana, his wife, Dotty Morris Camp, died and he married Jane Ann Powers. His daughter, Susan Jane Camp was born in Warrick County, IN in February 1829.

On July 2, 1826, Joseph W. Camp married Elizabeth Thomas (from North Carolina). He took out a land warrant for fifty acres on Trammell Creek in Allen County, Kentucky on November 14, 1826 (Book W, page 155, Allen County), but by 1830 he was in Hart Township, Warrick County, Indiana. West Harris Camp bought a lot in Sprinklesburg on November 3, 1827. (Marsha's note: according to the Warrick marriage records, a West H. Camp married Mary Wood on Jul 4, 1828 -this may not be the same man, please verify your information.)

John Steel Camp was shown on the 1830 census with one male child between five and ten years old, one between fifteen and twenty, two female children under five and one between ten and fifteen, and his wife who was between thirty and forty.

His son, Washington Perry Camp, was born in 1831 in Warrick County. John was living in Mt. Erie, Illinois when his daughter, Harriet Alzina Camp, was born on January 26, 1835. John's son, John Neely Camp was born in Warrick County on October 6, 1839. 

John S. Camp bought forty acres in Owen Township from Daniel Zimmerman, for $150. He died on May 11, 1848 in Warrick County. Jane Camp died August 8, 1885. She was buried beside her husband, John Steel Camp, and her son John Neely Camp, in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.



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