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Camp, Ichabod

Male 1725 - 1786  (61 years)


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  • Name Camp, Ichabod 
    Born 15 Feb 1725  Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1786  Kaskaskia, Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16522  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Camp, John,   b. 15 Feb 1686, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1767, Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Canfield, Phebe,   b. 29 May 1687, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1774, Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1709  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Oliver, Ann,   b. 31 Dec 1727, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1803, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1757  King's Chapel, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Camp, Charlotte,   b. 17 Apr 1767, Glebe, Amherst Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Camp, Catherine,   b. 21 Apr 1765, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Camp, Matilda Caroline,   b. 26 May 1786, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1786, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Camp, Caroline,   b. 20 Apr 1770, Glebe, Amherst Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Camp, John,   b. 27 Sep 1759, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Camp, George,   b. 29 Mar 1761, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Camp, Mary Ann,   b. 15 Nov 1762, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Camp, Stella,   b. 18 Jan 1764, Amherst County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Camp, Louisa,   b. 3 Sep 1768, Glebe, Amherst Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F5468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ward, Content,   b. 10 Oct 1727, Meriden, New Haven Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1754, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1749  Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Camp, Sarah,   b. 30 Sep 1750, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1792  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Camp, Samuel,   b. 14 May 1752, Durham, Middlesex Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1827, Warren Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F5469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • He was a graduate of Yale College from which he received a B.A. and M.A. degree. He studied theology and was licensed to preach by the New Haven Association, 27 May 1746 and in the next year was preaching in Sharon, Connecticut. By the last of May 1748, however, he had abandoned the Congregational Ministry and was acting as Lay Reader to the churchmen of Wallingford and Middletown, until encouragement was given him by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to cross the ocean, which he did late in the year 1751. On 22 March 1752 he was ordained to the office of Deacon, and three days later to that of Priest, in London by Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Lincoln. On March 26th he was licensed to execute his office in America by Dr. Sherlock, Bishop of London. He immediately returned to this country with a commission from the Propagation Society as Missionary to Middleton, Wallingford and Cheshire. The first service he held was at Wallingford, July 12. He had already been married to Content Ward, on the 26th of November 1749; and in August of 1754, he established his family in his own home in Middletown. His wife died there on the 29 December 1754. On the 6th of June 1757 he married in Boston, by the Rev. Henry Caner to Ann Oliver of Boston, who was probably the daughter of Antoine and Marie Olivier (French Huguenots) and was born at Annapolis, NS, 31 December 1727. He continued in Middletown until June, 1760, when he was induced by Gov. Dobbs of North Carolina to remove to Wilmington in that Province. his health, however, was impaired by the change, and he would have been glad to return to Middletown, but his old parishioners were so displeased at his having left them, that they declined to invite him back again. In June, 1761, he settled in Cornwall Parish, Lunenburg County in southern Virginia. In March of the next year he moved to Amherst Parish in Amherst County, Virginia, fixing his residence in the Glebe House, near the present village of New Glasgow. After 16 years in this parish he was attracted by the proposals for establishing an English Colony in the neighborhood of Natchez and left Amherst on the first of June, 1778, for Mississippi. He took with him his wife, one son seventeen years of age, and five daughters, aged from fifteen to eight years, besides a number of Negro slaves, some of whom were sent in advance to the Monongahela to build flatboats for the journey. The family proceeded down the Monongahela to Fort Pitt, and thence down the Ohio and Mississippi, for part of the way in company with Colonel George Rogers Clark's expedition against the British at Kaskaskia, the former Capital of the French during their occupancy of the Illinois country. On arriving at Natchez they found the situation unhealthy and the land company not as prosperous as had been represented. The oldest daughter [Mary Ann] sickened and died in February 1779, and after that Mr. Camp determined to leave the settlement and ascend the River to Kaskaskia, in the southern part of the present state of Illinois. On account of danger from the Indians, the family was obliged to wait for a military convoy from New Orleans, but they reached the village of Kaskaskia about the 1st of May 1779 and there made a pleasant home for themselves. One of Mr. Camp's daughters [Catherine] married early in 1785, a Canadian Frenchman named Guion, who proved to be very passionate and unkind to his wife. She sought refuge from him in her father's home, whither Guion followed her; and while Mr. Camp stood in the doorway remonstrating or preparing to remonstrate with the infuriated man, Guion shot and killed him. This tragedy occurred on the 20th of April, 1786. Another daughter had recently married in St. Louis, and thither the rest of the family, consisting of the widow and three daughters, immediately removed, Mrs. Camp resided in St. Louis until her death in October, 1803; though a Protestant, she was interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery on the 27th of the month. Nothing is known about Ichabod's journey to England except that he went there under the patronage of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and received ordination and his license to preach in the Church of England. His license and ordination papers have survived and photocopies of them have been passed around among his descendants. The trip must have been a momentous occasion in the life of a young man. He was twenty-six years old at the time. His wife and young daughter were obviously left at home, and his son, Samuel, was probably born before his return. There being no bishop here to ordain Ministers. Ordination could only be had by going to London.