New York, USA
Son of David Jr. and Phoebe (Sands) McCamly.
In June 1831, Sands McCamly came to Michigan and saw the place where two rivers meet. It wasn't until 1834 that he acquired the land he wanted. He built the canal and developed the Mill Pond which brought water and industry to Battle Creek, MI. Mr. McCamly suffered many hardships but never gave up his dream of building a great city. In 1836, he and some of the other early settlers, drew the first map of the Village of Battle Creek. Mr. McCamly was a business man and, for years, operated a General Store. He was also an attorney and the year that Michigan became a state, was elected State Senator. He instituted McCamly Park because he felt every town should have its "Twon square". Sand McCamly died at the age of 94.
David McCamly (____ - 1817)
Eliza M McCamly (1806 - 1859)
Mark McCamly (1832 - 1912)*
Jane McCamly Oakley (1836 - 1907)*
Note: Burial date 5/1/1864
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 226, Rt. 11
Created by: Debra Stanley
Record added: Aug 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15329854
Dedicated to Sands McCamley for his service to our country during the War of 1812. He was a Capt. in 2 Rgt. Artillery, U.S. Volunteers. From Michigan Society of U.S. Daughters of War of 1812.|
Added: Feb. 1, 2013