William Camp Jr

Brief Life History of William

When William Camp Jr was born on 28 May 1809, in Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Camp, was 26 and his mother, Jedida Lacey, was 22. He married Catharine Arnst on 23 May 1838. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 15 August 1893, in Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Merryall Cemetery, Merryall, Wyalusing Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Camp Jr
Mary Ann Hillard
Marriage: 26 May 1851
Lucy Camp
Henry Camp
Mary Camp
Wilmot Camp

Sources (6)

  • William Camp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Camp, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Family Bible Records 1700-1920 Volume 4

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Historical Boundaries 1810: Ontario, New Jersey, United States 1812: Bradford, New Jersey, United States

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land, field’, from Latin campus ‘plain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp .

English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’, or of Old French campion ‘warrior, champion’.

French: mainly southern form of Champ .

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

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