Martha Elizabeth Camp

11 June 1831–9 August 1918 (Age 87)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Camp was born on 11 June 1831, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph Hardin Camp, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Shackelford, was 37. She married Captain James Coleman Dyer on 11 July 1849, in Warren, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Warrenton, Warren, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 9 August 1918, in Warren, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Warrenton, Warren, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain James Coleman Dyer
Martha Elizabeth Camp
Marriage: 11 July 1849
Nancy Louise Dyer
Emma Dyer
Mary Catherine Dyer
Anastasia Matilda “Anna” Dyer
David A. Dyer
Virginia "Jennie" Dyer
George C. Dyer
Joseph W. Dyer
Dr. John Hiram Dyer
Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer

Spouse and Children

11 July 1849
Warren, Missouri, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mahala Camp


    Angeline Camp


    Hiram Hawkins Camp Sr


    Sarah Camp


    Elizabeth Camp


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 3

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Age 29

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch (also van den Camp) and North German: from de camp ‘the field’ (from Latin campus ‘plain’), hence a topographic name or a status name denoting a small farmer or peasant ( see Kamp ).2 French: Norman, Picard, or southern form of Champ .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Dyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Dyer in household of James C Dyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Dyer in household of J C Dyer, "United States Census, 1860"

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