February 28, 2014

The Children of Moses and Chloe Camp - Electa Buckley

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:

Electa - 1806 - 1887)
Sarah - (1813 - 1892)
Lydia - (1814 - ?)
Platt - (1815 - 1876)
Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898)
                                              Caroline - (1820 - 1889) 

Unlike her sisters, Chloe and Julia, the third daughter, Electa, and family appeared in many newspaper articles and could be found on many census records.  Electa Camp was the third child of Moses and Chloe Stoddard Camp, born in June, circa 1805.  Electa and her husband, Chester Buckley, married in February, 1833, and settled near Sangerfield, NY, where they lived their entire lives.

On 3 Apr 1834, they welcomed their first son, Duane O.  In 1836, son Lansing joined the family and two years later, daughter Pauline A. was born.  Two more children, Ellen R. and Rollin E., finished the family.

In 1850, Chester, 47, a sawyer, resided in Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY, with his wife, Electa, 45, and children: Lansing, 14; Duane O., 16; Paulina A., 11; and Ellen R., 8.  Chester was a sawyer, probably working at a sawmill, and his real estate was worth $800.  Duane died later that same year at the age of 16.

By 1860, his real estate was valued at $1200, and he had personal worth at $200.  He was 55 and still a sawyer and in fact, his obituary stated that he and a partner owned a sawmill.  Electa had personal worth of her own of $50, perhaps an inheritance as both of her parents died in the 1850s.  Lansing was 23 and working as a carpenter, while Paulina, at 20 years old, was a teacher.  Little Rollin was 8.
 Ellen, 18, was working as domestic servant for the Thomas Wilkerson family; he was the postmaster.
On 19 October 1866, Paulina died the age of 28.

In 1870, Chester at 66, called himself a farmer with real estate at $2000 and a personal worth of $700.  Electa was 64, and Lansing, at 33, was still at home and a farmer with a personal worth of $400.  Ellen was 28 and Rollin was 19, also a farmer, and he was attending school.  College?  Rollin would marry in 1876.

Living in the same home in 1880 were Chester, 76, a mill sawyer, and Electa, 74, keeping house, Lansing, 44, single and a farmer, and Ellen R, 38, single.  In 1883, Chester and Electa celebrated their fiftieth anniversary and it was a big party, touted in the local paper as a grand affair.

Waterville Times, February 1883 
"Golden Wedding
On Monday last, February 19, in this town, at the old homestead, occurred the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Chester Buckley and Miss Electa Camp.  The occasion was taken in hand by the children and friends of the worthy pair, and made in every way enjoyable. The walls of the pleasant home were tastefully decorated with evergreens in graceful arrangement, while prominent, in bold relief stood the dates 1833 and 1883.

The old couple seemed remarkably young and happy, and entered into the spirit of the occasion in a befitting manner.  The bill of fare, arranged for the occasion, was complete and absolutely beyond the reach of criticism, and was so pronounced by the more than two score who enjoyed it.  A fine quartette of singers from North Brookfield furnished some of the ..?.. "Dear Mother is Growing Old" and "Golden Years are Passing By," also other selections equally appropriate and beautiful.  We would respectfully suggest to the singers, Mrs. Charles Ball, Mrs. Herman Burhyte, Mr. O.S. Gorton, and Mr. L. S. Fritch, that such good taste in selection, and skill in execution deserves more than a slight notice.  Prayer was offered and remarks made, suitable to the occasion, by Rev. J. H. Sage, of the Waterville Baptist Church, after which came table enjoyments and a general good time, reminiscences and, in examining the gifts, which were many and appropriate.  Among which were easy chairs and couch by the children and sisters, Miss Camp and Mrs. Lewis; elegant gilt hanging lamp and $5.00 gold piece by Mr. and Mrs. Parker White; silver knives by Mrs. Albert Beebe, also gold pieces, gold pen and pencil, gold lined silver cups, etc. and etc. from Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jewett, C. Jewett, Miss Bangs and mother, Rollin, Lansing and Ellen Buckley, Dewitt Buckley and wife, Mrs. Worden, Mr. Willis and wife, Miss Carrie Sawdey, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Casity and other friends whose names are not mentioned.

One excellent feature of the occasion was the identical, old table and tablecloth with some of the old dishes and the very old wooden chairs with which the couple commenced fifty years ago, brought out and into good use for the joyous occasion.  The old couple and a few friends (among whom was Mrs. Roana Bangs, nearly 85 years of age and glossy hair unchanged by age and intellect still unclouded) at at the old table during dinner.  The Mrs. Bangs mentioned was the oldest, Lena B. Electa Buckley, aged 8 months and Raymond Buckley, aged 7 months, were the youngest present.

Lansing Buckley and his sister, Ellen, are deserving of special praise for the skillful management of the entertainment which, from beginning to end, was pronounced a grand success.  Late in the afternoon, by request of the aged couple. the company, led by the choir, sang the old piece, "Benevente" with the words..."

To be continued... 

February 24, 2014

The Children of Moses and Chloe Stoddard Camp - Julia Spink

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:
Julia - (1804 - 1872
Electa - 1806 - 1887)
Sarah - (1813 - 1892)
Lydia - (1814 - ?)
Platt - (1815 - 1876)
Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898
Caroline - (1820 - 1889)

Even though she lived all of her life, it appeared, in the township of Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York, near her parents, information on Julia, the second daughter of Moses and Chloe, seemed rather sparse.
About a year after the first daughter, Chloe's, birth, another little girl named Julia was welcomed into the family on June 29, 1804.  In 1828, Julia married Joel Spink, the son of William and Polly Spink, also residents of the area.  The couple had three children: Celinda E, Melissa, and Delos.

In all the Federal censuses from 1840 - 1870, the Spink family were in Oneida County.  Although, in 1840, they were in Bridgewater as opposed to Sangerfield in all the other years.  Once they moved to Sangerfield, they lived, at least part of the time next to the family homestead.  In 1870, Joel owned no land and had $600 of personal wealth.  Most of the time, he was listed as a farmer, but once reported himself as a day laborer.  Did he help provide the labor to keep the home farm running?

Julia died on February 18, 1872, but I have not been able to locate any obituary for her.  The tombstone identified for her on www.findagrave.com in Sangerfield Cemetery had no discernable writing on it and was assigned to her because it sat next to Joel's stone.
 After Julia's death, Joel, then 68 years old, went to live with his oldest daughter, Celinda Spink Newton and family in Baltimore, Barry County, Michigan.  Celinda had married Albert S. Newton.  In the 1870 census, I found Albert, 42, and Celinda (Salinda in the census), 39, and one child, Minnie E, born in New York and 3 years old. In an interesting turn, Celinda, instead of her husband, owned the real estate worth $1550.  Considering the birthdate and birthplace of Minnie, it would seem the family moved from New York to Michigan between 1867 and 1870.

Celinda's sister, Melissa, married to Rensalear Wright, son of Judah and Emily Wright, also moved into Michigan after June 1870 when they appeared in the Sangerfield, New York Census and before June 1873 when their daughter Louise was born in Michigan.  In the 1880 census, Melissa and her husband were enumerated in Bedford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, with their children: Ella, 13; Willie, 17; Julia, 11; Linie, 9, and Louisa, 7.  Four boys older than Willie had either married, moved, or died: Herbert, Charles, Daniel and Edwin, all who were enumerated. Melissa had children beginning at least by 1854 through 1873.

Julia and Albert's son, Delos, has been a complete mystery to me.  He appeared in the 1850 Federal census (Delos) and 1855 New York census (J. Delos) with his parents.  He was reported as 18 in 1855, making his birthdate 1836 or 1837, but I have found no trace of him after that time.

After Julia Camp Spink died in February, 1872, and her husband, Joel, moved to his daughter, Celinda's, home in Michigan, he lived only six months longer than his wife.  The Michigan death records stated that Joel Spink, a widowed, white male, aged 68 years, 7 months and 4 days, died at Baltimore, Barry County, Michigan, on August 13, 1872...just six months after his wife's demise.
A brief obituary appeard in The Waterville Times back in his hometown:
"SPINK.  In New Baltimore, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 14, 1872, Mr. Joel Spink, of Sangerfield, aged 68 years.  His remains were brought home for interment."
And so they were...to the Sangerfield Cemetery, supposedly laid beside his wife, Julia.

February 19, 2014

The Children of Moses and Chloe Camp - Chloe Lockwood

The children of Moses and Chloe Camp were:

Chloe - (1803 - 1873)
Electa - 1806 - 1887)
Sarah - (1813 - 1892)
Lydia - (1814 - ?)
Platt - (1815 - 1876)
Harriet - (1817 - 1891)
Sophia - (1817 - 1898)
Caroline - (1820 - 1889) 

The oldest sister of my husband's great-great grandmother, Sophia Camp Case, was named Chloe.  Born in Wethersfield, Connecticut about 1803 to Moses Camp and Chloe Stoddard Camp, she married David Lockwood about 1817, after the Camp family had settled in New York.
David, the son of Theophilus Lockwood Jr. and Helena Flageller, was older than Chloe by 12 or 13 years.  On the www.familysearch.org database for New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962, it was noted that David was born 4 May 1790 and christened 10 May 1797 in the Reformed Dutch Church, Kinderhood, Columbia Co, NY.

According to the book, the Descendants of Robert Lockwood, page 292, the children of Chloe and David Lockwood were listed as shown below.  However, this book has been commented upon by many who see it as riddled with error, so I am just presenting what was written there for now, until I can find otherwise or have proof of this.

1) Lucia Harriett - born 15 Aug 1818, married William Monroe
2) Elizabeth Eleanor - born 11 Sept 1820, married William J. Thayer, died 1886
3) Louisa Ann - born 14 Nov 1823,married Obadiah W. Ewell
4) Mary Chloe - born 19 Feb 1826, married William Munson
5) Levi Camp - born 23 May 1827
6) Marcus Willard - born 8 May 1829, died young
7) Sarah Adaline - born 14 Nov 1831, married Edwin Munson, died 8 Feb 1893
8) Samuel Theophilis - born 23 Apr 1834, died 3 June 1913 CA, married Juliet Paddock

I have really struggled to find these families in the census records, and right now, I am not even sure of David's death date or place of burial.  I do know he died before 1870.  The 1870 Federal Census taken in Ward 13, Chicago, Cook County, IL, gave me the widow, Chloe Lockwood's, location on July 9 of that year.  At 65 years old, she was living with her son, Levi C. Lockwood, 42, a carpenter, and his wife, Phoebe A., 37, and their children, Jessie, 13, and born in WI, and Nellie, 3, born in CT.  So in 1870, Levi was in WI, but only 3 years earlier, in 1867 when Nellie was born, he was living in CT.  A clue for further research...

And sure enough, in the 1860 census taken in June, there was Levi C. Lockwood, 33, and his wife, Phebe A., 27, in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT with children, Jessie F., 3, and born in WI, and Gould, a male 6 months old, born in CT.  Apparently, Gould died and another child, Nellie was born in CT.  But Chloe, Levi's mother, was not with them, so perhaps David died between 1860 and 1870, bringing Levi back to the Midwest. 

Chloe died on 10 Dec 1873 at the age of 70.  She was buried in the Liberty (Liberty Corners) Cemetery, Salem, Kenosha County, WI.  

The tombstone reads, "Mother - Chloe Lockwood, died December 10, 1873, 70 years, 2 months and 22 (?) days."  I found a very short, one line obituary in The Waterville Times, NY paper, dated New Year's Day, 1874.  
It would seem logical that David would be buried in this same place, but that has not yet been discovered.
GG-Grandmother Sophia Camp Case died in 1898, many years after her older sister.  But in the Camp "things" from the attic, was this photo of a Lockwood (actually labeled!)

Very lightly on the back, one can see "E. R. Lockwood, Chicago, Ill."  The initials don't fit the children of Samuel T. or Levi C.'s children, as I know them now.  Someone sent this to Sophia Case...but, who?

I'm hoping that a Lockwood descendant will read this post and offer some help!

February 11, 2014

Moses Camp and Chloe Stoddard Camp, GGG-Grandparents

The parents of Sophia (Camp) Case of Spencerville, Indiana, were Moses and Chloe Camp, who were both born in Connecticut, but spent most of their lives in Oneida County, New York.  

Moses was born to James and Elizabeth Kilbourn Camp on April 15, 1777, in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, CT and christened on September 14th of the same year.
Chloe was born to Elisha and Dorothy Willard Stoddard on April 16, 1777, in the same place, and christened on July 6 of the same year.
The couple were married in Newington, Hartford County, CT, on November 25, 1802, according to The First Records of the Congregational Church in Newington as kept by Rev. Joshua Belden, Pastor and transcribed in 1874 into The Annals of Newington by Roger Welles.

Seven months later, their first child, Chloe, was born on June 29, 1803 in Wethersfield, CT.  The Oneida County Deed Book #18 has in it the record on Moses Camp acquiring land in Sangerfield, NY, for $700 on February 14, 1804.  Many Connecticut people came to New York in the days after the Revolutionary War.
Their family soon grew to include Julia (1804), Electa (1806), Sarah (1812), Lydia (1814), Platt (1815), Harriet (1818), Sophia (1817), and Caroline (1817).  Some researchers also include another son, James, in this list.  I have no record to sustain that, but it is a possibility.

Moses, along with John and Samuel Camp, was named in a list of the 1814 Owners of Land in Sangerfield.

In 1850, the census enumerators started taking names of everyone in the household, not just the head.  So, in the Town of Sangerfield, on September 26, 1850, were found Moses and Sophia Camp, both 73 and their son, Platt, 35, and Harriet, 32, both single.  Moses had real estate worth $100 and no occupation.  The farm may have been held by Platt, the only son, at that time. The census indicated that both Chloe and Moses were born in Connecticut.

A New York state census was held in 1855 showing Platt Camp as the head of household at age 39 with his father, Moses, 78; and sisters, Chloe Lockwood, 51, and Harriet, 37, in the household. Mother Chloe Camp died on March 12, 1851.
 The tombstone indicated that she was 83 years, 10 months and 26 days old, which would put her birthdate as 1767.  So, did the tombstone carver make a mistake?  It would appear so if the two census enumerations and christening records are correct.

Moses died five years later on September 18, 1856 and both are buried at the Sangerfield Cemetery, Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY.
His stone reads that he was 79 years, 5 months and 3 days old. 

February 5, 2014

A Treasure of Camp Family Photos

I have some motivation for continuing the research on the wife of Caleb Case, Sophia Camp, of Sangerfield, Oneida County, New York.  Among the many things saved in the attic of my husband's mother were these photos, all unidentified, but most are dated.

 All of the photo, but one, were taken in Waterville, New York, which is near Sangerfield and is also where some Camp family members lived.  I wanted to show both the front and back of the photograph because of the great markings on the back and the tax or revenue stamp.
 The tax stamp was required between March 1865 and August 1866.  Notice the 1868 photo above has no stamp.  The cost of the stamp depended on the value of the photo.  The 2 cent stamp meant that the photo would sell for a quarter or less but more than a dime.  This brief stamp act was passed by Congress to provide revenue for the Union war effort. 
 The photographer was supposed to affix the stamp to the photo and then cancel it with his initials and date, but most found that too time consuming, so they took shortcuts.  Placing an X on the stamp was one way to do that, as shown in the stamp above.
 Beginning about 1860, the carte de visites (CDV) photo became very popular in America.  It was a photo mounted on cardboard, measuring 2 1/2 by 4 inches, and it could be easily carried by soldiers, displayed in the home, or sent in the mail.
 I feel certain that these are photos that Sophia Camp Case's siblings sent to her in Indiana, perhaps with letters which have not survived, to my knowledge.  The dates may be a help in narrowing down who these folks might be.