|While at the Georgia State Archives, I came across a bound volume of the original source for nearly all modern research into our Camp/Kemp family heritage, "The CAMP Bulletin."|
Sections of it are lifted out by Col. Mann in his "The Camp-Kemp Family History" - Parts 1 & 2. It is quoted voluminously by most modern-day Camp/Kemp genealogists and is thought to provide some of the earliest reliable knowledge of our family trees, data, and family stories and legend. Countless of our relatives have for over four score years based their searches into the past on this seminal reference.
Now some 82 years since the inaugural issue, it is a good time to look back at "The CAMP Bulletin" directly to discover and determine for ourselves its contents. Of course, I will offer my own notations and evaluations, but by reading the pages yourselves from the links below, you may interpret your own Camp-Kemp family history. Some of the earliest major issues are included below and when I return to the Georgia State Archives, more issues will follow for your online perusal.
Then, scroll down to view the entire document.]
The first issue provides a concise contextual history: The 1921 Camp Family Reunion founds the Camp Family Organization with Eugene V. Camp as Secretary-Treasurer. At the 1922 Reunion the Camp Association inaugurates the Camp Family Bulletins, the first of which being August 1923.
Included are a photograph and article on Camptown's patriach Ray Camp and the Camp Grist Mill in Walton County, GA .
The historical data and records of William Allie Camp (Jan. 11, 1852 - Oct. 12, 1906), son of William Addison Camp, son of Aaron Camp, son of Thomas Camp III, the history and twenty-four children of Thomas Camp, Battle of King's Mountain, Atlanta Consitution article on the 1920s Camp Reunion in Powder Springs, GA.
Camp Reunion (con'c), seven sons of Thomas Camp III settle Georgia, 'Early' County Records, Camp history continues.
Living Grand Daughters of Thomas Camp, Senior (III), Camp Family Origins - meaning of the name and early English history.
William and Mary Farmer Campe (married 1584), their children Lawrence, Richard, Nicholas, and Thomas Camp; Nicholas Camp lands in Salem, Mass. in 1630 (Northern Camp line); wealthy draper Lawrence Camp of the Jamestown and Virginia Companies, his nephew Thomas Camp I - b. c1661, England (Southern Camp line), father of Thomas Camp II (b.1661, VA), father of Thomas Camp III of Rutherford County, NC. *Photo of Thomas Camp III's living granddauther, Caldonia Anderson.
Revolutionary Camps at Battle of King's Mountain, W.A. Camp's Sketch of Thomas Camp, Senior (III), Rutherford County, gravesite, revolutionary leanings & experiences, daughter Ruth's Bible.
*Photo of Thomas Camp III's living granddauther, Sarah J. Jones. W.A. Camp's Sketch of Thomas Camp continues, daughter Ruth Camp's Bible description.
Upcoming Camp Reunion discussed, Sketch of Thomas Camp continues.
Edmund [Edward] Camp history - migration, personal description, wives, twenty-one children, homestead in Franklin County, GA, burial ground.
Edward Camp history continues, with detailed descendant lists, his sons settle all over the southeast United States.
History of Edward Camp descendants continues with details of migration westward.
'Honored Citizen Passes Away' - Life of J. M. W. 'Uncle John' Camp, his descedants, John Franklin Camp, Camp Association Originator passes away, his life and history.
* Photo of John Franklin Camp
History of John Franklin Camp concludes, other recent Camp Family Histories and Obituaries.
More recent Camp Family Histories and Obituaries.
* Photo of Thomas Camp gravestone, Camp-Lindley Reunion of August 1931 recounted, Joseph Ray Camp age 100 passes, editor Winifred Lee Camp Moore visits and describes Thomas Camp III home site, mill site, and burial ground in Rutherford County, NC.
Visit and description of Thomas Camp III home site, etc., continues. * Photo of Broad River at Camp mill site, birth announcements, obituaries.
More announcements, obituaries, marriages, anniversaries.
Recount of Indian attack on Camp and White families in Jack County, Texas in 1864,
told by Sarah Ann Camp Galloway
Recount of 1864 Jack County, Texas Indian attack by Sarah Ann Camp Galloway continues.
Story of Stephen Camp, boy of ten, holding brothers' horses at Battle of Cowpens. . .
Life and history of Stephen Camp continues, Aaron Camp and his descendants by family historian William Allie Camp (d. Oct. 12, 1906).
'Geneaology of Aaron Camp, 1178-1860, 21st Son' continues.
His son, Major Addison Camp, life and Confederate Army career recounted.
* Photos of Will Allie Camp & Thomas Bates Camp at Thomas Camp gravesite, late 1800s, and 1980s photo of same Thomas Camp gravesite. Article describes author's gravesite visit.
* Photo of A. A. Camp family & homestead, Jonesboro, GA. Family history recounted.
* Photo of Horse Creek, nearby Thomas Camp home on Broad River, North Carolina. Article recounts details.
Article, 'Visit to Gravesite of Aaron Camp and Family - Ringgold, Georgia'.
* Photo of Aaron Camp gravesite.
Volume I, Number 2, August, 1924 - Page 2. She is one of two living granddaughters of Thomas Camp III. Her history is briefly discussed in this issue.
Volume I, Number 2, August, 1924 - Page 4. She is one of two living granddaughters of Thomas Camp III. Her history is briefly discussed in this issue.
Volume VI, Number 4, December 1985 - Page 1. This historic photo takes place at Thomas Camp's gravesite. In the midground [leaning over] stands family historian Will Allie Camp (d.1906), whose research is responsible for much of Camp Bulletin's historical data.
Volume I, Number 6, August, 1926? - Page 4. He is called the Originator of the Camp Association. The article recounts his life and history.
This legendary structure with it hand-split shake roofing and wooden construction is detailed along with its location near the North-South Carolina border near Cowpens Battlefield.
Volume VII, Number 1, March 1986 - Page 1. Caption reads: 'The Camp house, at the corner of Main and Smith Streets, was a favorite gathering place for the young and practically "open house" at all times,' in Jonesboro, GA. Issue article recounts family history.