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
1824–1897
Martha Elizabeth Camp
1831–1918
Marriage: 11 July 1849
Nancy Louise Dyer
1850–1930
Emma Dyer
Mary Catherine Dyer
1852–1943
Anastasia Matilda “Anna” Dyer
1855–1949
David A. Dyer
1857–1925
Virginia "Jennie" Dyer
1859–1939
George C. Dyer
1862–1943
Joseph W. Dyer
1864–1943
Dr. John Hiram Dyer
1868–1953
Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer
1871–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 July 1849
Warren, Missouri, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Mahala Camp

    Female1813–1874Female

    Angeline Camp

    Female1817–1880Female

    Hiram Hawkins Camp Sr

    Male1818–1886Male

    Sarah Camp

    Female1818–1914Female

    Elizabeth Camp

    Female1820–1891Female

+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.
1860

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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