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Nathaniel Camp
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Birth: 1745
Death: Jan., 1832
Jackson County
Georgia, USA

Nathan was born in Orange County, Virginia Colony, and married Winnifred Tarpley in 1770 in the same colony. Afterwards, Nathan and his wife moved to Tryon County, North Carolina, to begin their family.

During the Revolutionary War, Nathan enlisted in the Tryon County Regiment of Militia. In 1779, Tryon County was divided and the western part was named Rutherford County. He then became a part of the Rutherford County Regiment of Militia which was formed on February 8, 1779. His unit was involved in many battles; the most notable was the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. There, the Rutherford County Regiment was joined by other militias and engaged in a fierce battle against the Loyalists. Major Patrick Ferguson, the British commander of the Loyalists, was killed during the battle.

Nathan and others discovered the silver-plated conch shell which Major Ferguson had used as a bugle. Nathan took it and passed it onto his young son Hosea. It remained with his descendants until it was donated to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1925. It is currently on display at their museum in Washington, D.C.

It is believed that, when the war ended in 1783, Nathan held the rank of corporal. For his service, he received a land grant for a tract on the Sandy Run of the Main Broad River in Laurens County, South Carolina. He moved his family onto the property and remained there until 1800. On January 31, 1800, he purchased 200 acres of land in Jackson County, Georgia, from Daniel Donally, and moved onto the land later that year. Afterwards, he purchased several other plots of land in Jackson County. He was about 86 years old when he died at the home of his son Hosea. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Camp (1717 - 1798)
  Winifred Starling Camp (1720 - 1761)
 
 Children:
  Hosea Camp (1775 - 1857)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edmund Camp (1739 - 1834)**
  Mary Camp Tarpley (1740 - 1786)*
  Joseph W. Camp (1741 - 1813)*
  Lucy Camp Hearn (1742 - ____)*
  John Camp (1743 - 1818)*
  Nathaniel Camp (1745 - 1832)
  Thomas Camp (1747 - 1811)**
  Starling Camp (1748 - ____)*
  Hosea Camp (1751 - ____)*
  William Camp (1753 - 1827)*
  Alfred Camp (1755 - 1772)*
  Benjamin Camp (1757 - 1832)*
  Elizabeth Camp Brock (1759 - ____)*
  Joel Camp (1761 - 1762)*
  Crenshaw Camp (1763 - 1808)**
  James Camp (1765 - 1817)**
  Daniel Camp (1766 - 1798)**
  Lewis Camp (1768 - 1836)**
  Adam Camp (1769 - 1769)**
  Stephen Camp (1771 - 1846)**
  Larkin Camp (1773 - 1773)**
  Eunice Camp Broadway (1775 - 1820)**
  Aaron Camp (1778 - 1861)**
  Ruth Camp Patterson (1780 - 1852)**
  George Camp (1782 - 1835)**
  Joshua Camp (1786 - 1849)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Raymond B.
Record added: Aug 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75622077
 

Remembering my 7th great granduncle.
- AWPlemmons
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
In memory of my 4th great-grandfather.
- Allan
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
Conch Shell Signal Horn used by the British Commander Fergurson during the Battle of King's Mountain. It was given to Nathan Camp after being picked up on the field after the battle. Supposely he was the only one who could blow it. It was donated to the...(Read more)
- Allan
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
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