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Col John Lafayette Camp
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1828
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1891
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Husband of Mary Ann Ward Camp. Son of John and Elizabeth Camp. A Lawyer and Planter in Texas. Texas State Senator from 1875-1878. He was a Captain and then Colonel in the Civil War. Camp County, Texas was named after him.


Obituary for John Lafayette Camp published in the "San Antonio Daily Light" on July 17, 1891. P. 9.

"A Soldier's Death - Col. John L. Camp, aged 66 years, died yesterday at the residence of his son, Mr. John L. Camp, of this city. The funeral occurred this morning. The deceased was a prominent Texan, and served with great distinction during the late war on the confederate side." 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ward Camp (1832 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  William Rufus Camp (1852 - 1940)*
  Sarah E Camp (1853 - 1936)*
  John Lafayette Camp (1855 - 1918)*
  Mary Alabama Camp Felder-Lowe (1857 - 1913)*
  Berry Ward Camp (1861 - 1947)*
  Samuel Thompson Camp (1869 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
For whom Camp County is named
Here rests a Christian soldier, jurist
philanthropist, statesman, devoted
husband and father
 
Burial:
Dignowity Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 7
 
Created by: Mary Echols
Record added: Jun 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27761101
Col John Lafayette Camp
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Col John Lafayette Camp
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Col John Lafayette Camp
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Honoring a true and faithful servant of the South. The cause for which you fought will never be forgotten.
- Phillip Davis, Chairman TX Div, Guardian Program
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014

- RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014

- LKat
 Added: Jan. 7, 2013
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