Morris Frazee DeCamp

about 1821–
Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Morris Frazee

When Morris Frazee DeCamp was born about 1821, in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Job DeCamp, was 25 and his mother, Rachel DeCamp, was 29. He married Martha Horton on 15 May 1842, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1880.

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Morris Frazee DeCamp
Martha Horton
Marriage: 15 May 1842
Eliza Decamp
Lambert De Camp
Laura Ann DeCamp
Ida M. DeCamp
Florence Ada DeCamp
De Camp
John Frazee DeCamp
Virginia DeCamp
Mary V DeCamp
Martha De Camp

Spouse and Children

15 May 1842
Essex, New Jersey, United States


    Eliza Decamp


    Lambert De Camp



    John Frazee DeCamp


    Virginia DeCamp


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Rachel DeCamp




World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 2

Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding "privileges and immunities" to arrive at his decision.

Age 40

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from de camp ‘the field’, hence a topographic name, or a status name denoting a small farmer.

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

Sources (3)

  • Morris F Decamp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frazer Decamp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frazer in entry for Lambert De Camp and Emily Connet, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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