It has been quite a while since I updated my FTM file on William Cammack, 1st, who died in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in 1783, so there may be errors and/or omissions in what I am posting, but I hope it will be useful to some of you. I had a private request for some of this information, and decided to post it in case others were having problems straightening out these early Virginia Cammacks.
Please feel free to suggest corrections and additions to me.
Descendants of William Cammack, Sr.
Generation No. 1
1. William1 Cammack, Sr. was born about 1697 in Virginia, possibly in Richmond County, and died in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where his will was signed February 3, 1783, and the executors; bond was made April 17, 1783. I have never found the name of his wife, and she probably predeceased him, since she isn't mentioned in his will.
William was the illegitimate son of Mary Cammack, daughter of Warwick Cammack and his wife, Margaret, whose maiden name is unknown. She (Margaret) was the widow of Sylvester Thatcher when she married Warwick Cammack.
Mary Cammack, mother of William, married in the late 1690s or early 1700s, Francis Stern, 1st, a man about the age of her own father. By him, she had two more sons, Francis Stern, Jr., and David Stern, 2nd. (Francis Stern, 1st, had a brother who was David Stern, 1st.) After the death of her husband, Francis Stern, in 1713, Mary (Cammack) (Stern) married as her second husband, Isaac Trocq or Truck. Both of them died in Caroline County, Isaac in 1739, and Mary in 1743. They had no children.
The first Item in William Cammack, Sr.'s will reads: << Item I give & bequeath to my son Francis Cammock one Shilling Stirling, to my son William Cammock the same, to my son John Cammock the same, to my daughter Margaret Buckner the same, to my daughter Catherine Colacon the same. >>
From Mary Gregg: It is proven that this testator's sons Francis and William were deceased
when William wrote this will, yet he bequeathed them each one shilling. I believe that the other
three children who are mentioned in the same Item of the will, and who each received one shilling
(John, Margaret and Catherine) also had predeceased their father, and that he mentioned all of
them in this will, (even though with the smallest possible bequest), to prevent anyone descended
from them, or claiming to be descended from them, from making a claim against his estate on the
grounds that he had "forgotten" to include them.
More from Mary Gregg: I have never found anyone named Colacon or anything similar to it in this area of Virginia, but I have seen James Colquhond and James Colquohoon. Perhaps James Colquohoon was Catherine Cammack's husband.
Children of William Cammack and ------- -------- were:
+ 2 i. (Daughter)2 Cammack.
+ 3 ii. Ann Cammack was living on February 3, 1783, when her father made his will.
4 iii. Catherine Cammack. She married James(?) Coloquan
+ 5 iv. Elizabeth Cammack, was living on February 3, 1783, when her father made his will.
+ 6 v. Francis Cammack, Sr., died before May 6, 1778, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
+ 7 vi. George Cammack, 1st, died between June 7, 1824 and March 6, 1826
8 vii. John Cammack.
9 viii. Margaret Cammack. She married -------- Buckner .
+ 10 ix. Mary Cammack, died after 1783.
+ 11 x. Susanna Cammack, died after 1783.
+ 12 xi. William Cammack, Jr., born in (?Caroline County), Virginia; died in Widow applied for letters of administration on his estate, Caroline County, December 8, 1774..
Generation No. 2
2. (Daughter)2 Cammack (William1) married ------- Miller.
Child of (Daughter) Cammack and ------- Miller was:
13 i. John3 Miller.
3. Ann2 Cammack (William1) was living on February 3, 1783, when her father made his will. She married ------- Sanderson.
Child of Ann Cammack and ------- Sanderson was:
14 i. Susanna3 Sanderson, born before February 3, 1783.
5. Elizabeth2 Cammack (William1) was living on February 3, 1783, when her father made his will. She married George Holloway, son of John Holloway.
Children of Elizabeth Cammack and George Holloway were:
15 i. Thomas Slaughter3 Holloway.
16 ii. George Holloway, Jr..
17 iii. Henry Holloway, of Amherst County.
18 iv. Eliza Holloway, born about 1800; died after 1880. She married John T. Bullock August 8, 1821, in Caroline County, Virginia; born .
6. Francis2 Cammack, Sr. (William1) died before May 6, 1778, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Ann --------. She died after May 6, 1778.
Notes for Francis Cammack, Sr.:
Agreement among the Heirs of Francis Cammack. Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E:212
Whereas my Father Francis Cammack late of the County of Spotsy and parish of Berkeley died without Disposing of his Estate by a will in writing, but as I well know (by often hearing him in his lifetime say) how he intended to Dispose of his Estates and being willing that his Desire in that respect should be complyed with -- Therefore I John Cammack, Eldest son and heir at Law to the sd. Francis Cammack decd. do hereby relinquish and freely give up all right and Advantage that doth and may accrue or belong to me as heir at Law to the sd. Francis Cammack decd. Upon Condition that my mother Ann Cammack (widow of the sd. Francis Cammack decd.) and my Brothers and sisters do agree to & divide the Estates of the said decd. in the manner he intended as followeth (that is to say)
To John Cammack, two negroes Viz Deaford & Tricy
To Henry Cammack, one Negro boy Peter
To Francis Cammack, one Negro boy Ben
To Susanna Cammack, one Negro boy Reubin
To Katherine Cammack, one Negro woman Judy
To Ann Cammack, one Negro woman Jane
To Ann Cammack (widow of the said deceased) one Negro woman, Hannah, the Land and
plantation whereon the said decd. lived together with all the remainder of the Estates of
the said deceased of every kind Whatever during her natural life and at her Death the said
Land to belong to Francis Cammack (Youngest Son of the said deceased) and the
remainder of the said Estate to be Equally divided amongst the above named six Children,
Viz Henry, Francis, Susanna, Katherine and Ann Cammack and their legal representatives
-- In Confirmation of the above agreement the parties concerned have severally put their
hands and seals this Sixth day of May 1778--
Acknowledged by the parties severally /s/ John (X) Cammack
In presents of /s/ Francis (X) Cammack
A. Frazers /s/ Susanna (X) Cammack
Thos Sharpe /s/ Henry (X) Cammack
William (X) Golison /s/ Katherine (X) Cammack
Geo. Cammack /s/ Ann (X) Cammack
/s/ Ann (X) Cammack
Children of Francis Cammack and Ann -------- were:
19 i. John3 Cammack, Revolutionary War Soldier, died March 10, 1835. He married Nancy Miller between 1756 and 1757 in Caroline County, Virginia. She was born about 1740.
Notes for John Cammack, Revolutionary War Soldier, sent to Mary Gregg by Mrs.
Louise (Cammack) Davis in 1972:
Mrs. Davis wrote, ". . .Nancy Miller Cammack applied for her husband's pension and was turned down until finally learned that John was filed as John McCammack, not Cammack. When this was straightened out she recd. pension..."Warwick Cammack and family did not, in any of their records, use prefix Mc nor were Quakers..."
According to the Revolutionary War pension application of Nancy (Miller) Cammack, widow of John Cammack, this couple had seven children who were living in 1839 when Nancy applied for the pension. Mrs. Davis said that they probably were also parents of the following Henry Cammack.
Henry Cammack married Molly Ellis in Fauquier County, Virginia. Her father, John Ellis, gave his consent dated May 24, 1790. They were married by John Pickett. Mrs. Davis said they had a daughter, Hannah, born in Virginia.
"On 9th day of Aug. 1802, Henry Cammack sold livestock, household goods, etc. including his old hat and left Fauquier Co., Va. He appeared in Mercer Co., Ky. 1815 Tax Lists. 7 Ellises also listed 1817-1818-1819. Henry no longer appears in either Mercer or Washington counties between 1819-1824. Presumably he died.
The Cammacks listed in Mercer Co., Ky. Tax Lists, 15 Jun 1811
No 1819 - 1813 James and John Cammack James
1814 - 1815 Lewis - James - John - Henry Andrew McCormack
No 1816 - 1817 James - John - Henry
1818 Henry, Ellises - James McCammack, John McCammack
1819 John Cammack, James, Henry, Lewis
1820 James, John, Lewis Cammack - all 21 and over
1821 John, John Jr. Cammack""""
1822 James, John Cammack
1823 James, John Cammack
Here the Cammacks fade from Mercer scene.
20 ii. Francis Cammack, Jr..married Clary Strange November 6, 1782.
21 iii. Susanna Cammack.
22 iv. Henry Cammack married Hannah Brock February 16, 1781, in Spotsylvania County,
Notes for Henry Cammack:
Copied by George W. Reyes at the Virginia State Library, Friday, July 1, 1966.
"Journal of the Virginia House of Delegates." Mr. Reyes gave this information to
Mrs. Louise (Cammack) Davis, who passed it on to me (Mary Gregg).
At a General Assembly begun and holden at the Capitol in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday the 20th day of October 1777.
Friday, November 28, 1777.
A petition of Henry Cammack was presented to the House and read; setting forth that he cheerfully entered as a soldier into the Service of the State, and still continues therein; that when on duty some short time past, his gun accidentally fired and discharged the load through his right hand, by which he is rendered not only unfit for Service, but unable to get a livelihood by labor, and praying relief. Ordered that the said petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the matter thereof and report to same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.
The above soldier was listed as being from Spotsylvania County. GWR
23 v. Catherine Cammack, born about 1759,. She married Charles Burrage(Burge) November 20, 1778, in Spotsylvania County. He was born about 1748, and died July 28, 1820, in Spotsylvania County.
24 vi. Ann Cammack.
7. George2 Cammack, 1st (William1) died between June 7, 1824, and March 6, 1826, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Catharine Durrett. She died after June 7, 1824.
Notes for George Cammack, 1st:
Downloaded June 19, 1999 from the Virginia GenWeb Archives
George Cammack Will, 1824/1826, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Gwen Hurst email@example.com
I George Cammack of Spotsylvania County & State of Virginia do make my last will & testament as follows to wit. after the payment of all my Just debts & funeral expences I give & bequeath my estate as follows.
Item. I give to my son Robert & his heirs forever twenty five acres bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a pine sapling & small dogwood standing a little below the bars that lead into my field thence a straight line to Doctor Melfords line & with his line to Brents mill pond & then by the said mill pond & by my other out lines to the beginning and after the death of his mother I give to my said son Robert & his heirs forever two negroes named Delphia & Major.
Item. In addition to what I have heretofore given my son George I give to him & to his heirs forever two negroes named Mat & Thornton & a feather bed & furniture.
Item. I give to my son Lomax one feather bed & furniture in addition to what I have given him.
Item. I give to my daughter Nancy Durrett negroes Dina & Amy & their future increase, these negroes are given to my said Daughter & her heirs forever in addition to what I have hereto fore given her.
Item. I give to my daughter Mary Durrett & her heirs forever in addition to what I have hereto fore given her a negro named Beverley.
Item. I lend to my daughter Catherine Davis during her life the negroes that I have already loaned to her named Lucy, Charity, Rachael, Mary & John & their future increase of the females & I also lend her after the death of her mother a negro named Anthony and after the death of my said daughter Catharine I give the above said negroes & the increase of the females to the Children of my said daughter to be equally divided amongst them if any there be but if there should be none living then the said negroes & their increase are to be equally dived amongst all my other children to them & to their heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son Durrett & his heirs forever the residue of the tract of land that I bought of Henry Towles after taking off that part of the tract herein before given to my son Robert & I also give my said
son Durrett & his heirs forever negroes Peter, Simon, Patty, Abram, Clary, Willis, Danniel, Dabney, Henry, Joshua & Ben & their future increase of the females & after the death of his mother I give to my said son Durrett & his heirs forever all the estate both real & personal of every nature or kind that by & after clause of this will I shall loan to his mother for life except negro Anthony that is loaned to my Daughter Catharine & Delphia & negro that are given to my son Robert.
Item. I give to my grandson George T. Cammack son of Durrett, & his heirs forever one negro girl named Fanny & her future increase.
Item. I give to my beloved wife Catharine two negroes & their future increase named Sally & Judy to be disposed of by her at will & pleasure -- and I lend to my said wife during her natural life the land I own on the south side of Glady run being the old tract I now live on & the one called Sneeds together with negroes Frederick, Ben, Harry, Delphia, Anthony, Jane & Major my stock of house horses mules Cattle sheep & hogs household & Kitchen furniture plantation utensils & every speces of other property not herein before disposed of --
And lastly I appoint my sons Robert & Durrett executors of this my last will & testament & request that the Court will not require security of them.
In witness hereunto put my hand & seal this 7th day of June 1824.
Signed sealed and acknowledged In the George (X) Cammack (seal)
presents of William Todd, William Stewart
James Stewart, Alexander Herndon
At a court held for Spotsylvania County the 6 day of March 1826. The last will & testament of George Cammack deceased was proved by the oaths of William Todd, William Steuart, James Stuart and Alexander Herndon witnesses thereto & is ordered to be recorded, and Robert Cammack one of these executors named in the said will carried into Court & renounced the executorship and on the motion of Durrett Cammack the other executor therein named who made oath thereto & entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $25000 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat [sic] of the said will in due form. Teste
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
(transcribed from the original copy)
Children of George Cammack and Catharine Durrett were:
25 i. Catherine3 Cammack, married Wilson Davis April 1, 1821, in Spotsylvania County.
26 ii. Mary Cammack, died after October 1836 in Christian County, Kentucky. She married Henry Durrett, before March 25, 1799. He was born about 1770, and died between 1825 and 1836 in Christian County, Kentucky.
Notes for Henry Durrett:
According to The Durrett Family in THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST (1970 or 1871), Henry Durrett married a girl named Mary (Cammack?), and the will of George Cammack,1st, mentions his daughter Mary Durrett, so it probably is correct, but is not proven, that Henry Durrett married Mary Cammack.
27 iii. Nancy Cammack married Woodson Durrett March 2, 1802. in Spotsylvania County. He died in July 1825 in Mason County, Kentucky.
28 iv. Robert Cammack, born April 17, 1773, in Virginia,,,,; died August 18, 1853. He married Elizabeth Chew February 6, 1800; born October 5, 1779,,; died January 12, 1838 in "Cold Hill" Spotsylvania County, Virginia,,.
Robert, son of George Cammack, inherited his Grandfather Cammack's land. Many of his descendants migrated to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Notes for Elizabeth Chew:
DEATH NOTICES FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, NEWSPAPERS, 1821-1840, published in "The Virginia Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 9"
Died at Cold Hill, Spotsylvania Co., on Jan. 12th, Mrs. Eliza Cammack, 59, wife of Robert Cammack. RW Feb. 6, 1838, p. 2
29 v. George Cammack II, born about 1781 in Virginia,; died between 1850 and 1860. I base this statement on the fact that he was on the 1850 census of Christian County, Kentucky, with his wife, Joana, and some children, presumably his, Thos. H., Mary E. C.(?), Anna E. J., and Viola. In 1860, Joana Cammack is head of a household in Ballard County, Kentucky, and with her are teenaged girls, Mary and Ann, so it seems reasonable to think that this Ballard County household consists of George Cammack's widow, Joanna, and two of his daughters.
Joana (also seen as Joanna) Thomas was his second wife. His first wife was Martha McKay, whom he married February 27, 1816, in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Joanna Thomas January 13, 1833, in Christian County, Kentucky.. She was born about 1801 in Kentucky, and died in July 1859 in Washington County, Illinois.
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
Name: Joanna Cammack
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Kentucky
Estimated birth year: abt 1802
Month of Death: Jul
Cause of Death: Consumption
Place of Death: (City, County, State)
Township 2, Washington, Illinois
Census Year: 1870
30 vi. Lomax Green Cammack, born March 27, 1783, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia,; died September 23, 1849, in Coahoma County, Mississippi,. He married Dorothy ("Dolly") Robinson February 10, 1818, in Mason County, Kentucky. She was born March 13, 1801, in Kentucky, and died March 6, 1873, in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
Notes for Lomax Green Cammack:
Mason County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60 Vol. II-VI
Viewing records 1-3 of 3 Matches
Name: Lomax Cammack
Spouse: Dorothy Robertson
Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1818
Edward Robertson, B.
1850 Census of Coahoma County, Mississippi. Left hand side of page stamped no. 194. September 13 & 14, 1850. HH-Fam 12-12
Dorothy Cammack 49 F Kentucky
William Cammack 23 M Laborer Do .
Blackstone 21 M Laborer Do
John 18 M Do Do
Samuel 15 M Laborer Do
Edward 11 M Do
MISSISSIPPI CEMETERY AND BIBLE RECORDS, Volume XXII, 1990 [Published by the Mississippi Genealogical Society.
CAMMACK FAMILY CEMETERY
Location: Coahoma County, MS. Leave Clarksdale, pass Coahoma Junior College and go about one mile, turning left on gravel road. Continue 1.2 miles until reaching old two-story Elkhart house. Cemetery is .7 mile NW in clump of trees on land called "Sheriffs Ridge".
Copied by R. P. Turner, Jr. Date copied: March 26, 1987
Submitted by: Mrs. R. P. Turner, Jr., Tutwiler, MS
Condition of cemetery: When this cemetery was located in 1986, it was in very poor condition, covered with vines and briars. Mr. & Mrs. Turner have been cleaning it.
Dorothy, wife of Lomax Cammack - 3/13/1801 - 3/6/1873
Lomax Cammack - March 27, 1783 - Sept. 23, 1849
Blackstone Lyles A. Cammack - Jan. 23, 1828 - Sept. 6, 1895
Robert S. Cammack - September 10, 1834 - April 10, 1888
Lena W. Cammack - Dec. 4, 1871 - June 1, 1901
Tabitha R., daughter of Glen & Eliz. W. Silvey - Jan. 17, 1838 - June 29, 1852
Elizabeth J., daughter of Joshua & Eliz. E. Frost - Died August 1, 1846 - 3 yr. 8 mo. 26 days
------- Wells - March 26, 1809 - Jan. 26 1880
C. Washington Mackey - July 17, 1830 - August 29, 1860
Martha C. ----------- - Died October 2, 1859
Talutia Blackstone, daughter of John & Dorothy Mackey - March 19, 1861 - 11/6/1865
Thomas J. Mackey, son of John & Dorothy Mackey - Jan. 10, 1856 - October 6, 1872
John P. Wells, son of J. R. & E. W. Wells - April 4, 1853 - September 24, 1863
Dorothy Robinson, wife of John Mackey - Nov. 25, 1824 - October 29, 1897
Dorothy Robinson Mackey, wife of G. B. Leavell - October 23, 1850 - Jan. 14, 1886
And three infants
Marker ------- Elizabeth J.
Marker ---- L. C.
Marker------- M. E. M.
Monument --- Unmarked but at base these words, "A life beloved its death lamented."
Notes for Dorothy ("Dolly") Robinson:
1860 Census of Coahoma County, Mississippi. P. O.: Friars Point. July 5, 1860. HH-Fam No. 98-98
Mrs. D. Cammack 57 F Farmer R. E.: 1200 P. E.: 2000 Ky.
John " 29 M Manager "
Lomax " 21 M "
S. W. Roberts 33(?) M Physician "
1870 Census of Coahoma County, Mississippi. P. O.: Friars Point. Page No. 21. Stamped page no. 11. June 29, 1870. HH-Fam 183-184
Cormack, Mrs. D. 69 F W Farmer R. E.: 6500 P. E.: 1000 Kentucky
" John 39 M " " "
" Edward 21 " " " "
" Mary 17 F " No Occupation Alabama
" Dorothy 5 " " " Miss
" Mary 2 " " " "
Allen, Richard 48 M " Carpenter "
From Mary Gregg: Based on information from the 1880 census, I believe that Dorothy (aged 5) and Mary (aged 2) must the daughters of John Simeon Cammack.
1880 Census of Coahoma County, Mississippi. E. D. 99, Page No 57(?) Stamped Page No. 419A
Cammack, J. S. W M 49 Farmer Ky Va Ky
Lou A. W F 30? Wife Al Al Al
D. A. W. F 13 Daughter Miss Ky Al
M. J. W F 12 Daughter " " "
E. H. W F 7 Daughter " " "
J. S. W M 2 Son " " "
Perhaps John had been married and widowed between 1860 and 1870, and had fathered two daughters; and that between 1870 and 1880, he married Lou A. ---and had another daughter and a son.
31 vii. Durrett Cammack, born between 1790 and 1800 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia,.
10. Mary2 Cammack (William1) died after 1783. She married ------- Hawkins.
Child of Mary Cammack and ------- Hawkins was:
32 i. Margaret3 Hawkins.
11. Susanna2 Cammack (William1) died after 1783. She married -------Tankersley.
Children of Susanna Cammack and -------Tankersley were:
33 i. John3 Tankersley.
34 ii. Betsey Tankersley.
12. William2 Cammack, Jr. (William1) was born in (?Caroline County), Virginia, and died in Caroline County in 1774. His widow, Mary, applied for letters of administration on his estate, in Caroline County, December 8, 1774.. He married (1) Agatha Dudley before 1762, and (2) Mary Roy(?) about 1771. The name of William, Jr.'s first wife is documented by the records of the Daniel Maxey Bondurant family. William, Jr. had a granddaughter, Elizabeth Peyton Cammack, who married Daniel Maxey Bondurant. They kept a record, similar to Bible records, but kept on sheets of paper. In that record, the name of Elizabeth Peyton (Cammack) Bondurant's grandmother is given as Agatha Dudley.
Notes for William Cammack, Jr.:
ORDER BOOK ABSTRACTS OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1774-1778 by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(p. 40) (Caroline Co., Va., OB 1772-1776, Part III:579) At a Court held for Caroline County on Thursday the 8th day of December 1774 . . .On motion of Mary Cammock, a Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration on the Estate of William Cammock, deced., she having taken the Oath prescribed by Law, & together with Richd. Roy, Wily Roy & George Alsop, her securities, entered into & acknowledged a Bond, which is ordered to be recorded
Joseph Brock, Edward Herndon, Thomas Colston, Joseph Herndon & William Smith, or any three of them being first sworn before some Justice of the Peace for Spotsylvania County, are appointed to appraise the personal Estate of William Cammock, deced., in that County.
Thomas Laughlin, Richard Woolfolk, Philip Johnston & Richard Micou or any three of them being first sworn according to Law are appointed to appraise the personal Estate of William Cammock, deced., in this County
Mary Cammock is appointed Guardian of Richard Roy Cammock & Jane Beverley Cammock, Whereupon the said Mary together with Richard Roy & Wily Roy her securities, entered into & acknowledged a Bond according to Law, which is ordered to be recorded
William Cammock is appointed Guardian to George, William, Robert, John & Christopher Cammock, Orphans of William Cammock, deced., the said William entered into & acknowledged a Bond with security according to Law, which Bond is admitted to Record
(p. 42) (Caroline Co., Va., OB 1772-1776, Part III:582) At a Court held for Caroline County on Thursday the 12th day of January 1775 . . . Joseph Brock, Edward Herndon, Thomas Colston, Joseph Herndon & William Smith or any three of them are appointed to allot to Mary Cammock her Dower in the Estate of William Cammock deced. in Spotsylvania County & report to Court
From Mary Gregg: The William Cammack who was appointed guardian of George, William, Robert, John and Christopher, was William Cammack, 1st, of Spotsylvania County, who was their grandfather. It seems probable that these five were the children of Agatha Dudley, and that Mary, the widow, was the mother of Richard Roy Cammack and Jane Beverley Cammack.
Children of William Cammack and Agatha Dudley were:
35 i. George3 Cammack, born March 31, 1762, in Caroline County, Virginia,; died August 19, 1820, in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi. He married Mary ("Polly") Stern about 1786 in Caroline County, Virginia. She born 1769 in Caroline County, Virginia; died September 28, 1828 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, and was the daughter of Peyton Stern and Elizabeth Woolfolk. George and Polly were half-second cousins, both being descended from Mary Cammack.
Notes for George Cammack:
George Cammack was 12 years old when his father died; he was made a ward of his grandfather, William Cammack,, Sr., who lived in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and there is considerable evidence that George actually did go to live there. In that county, in 1779, George Cammack aged 15 and William Cammack aged 13 bound themselves as apprentices to Benjamin Waller, millwright, and in 1782 in the same county, Harry Bartlett and Benjamin Waller were bonded prior to the settlement of the account of "George Cammack, orphan of William Cammack." He also appears from time to time in the Court records of Caroline County.
Among the records that prove George's Revolutionary War service is the "Chesterfield Court House List of 1780" on which list George Cammack is described as being 18 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches in height, a planter born in Caroline County, Virginia, but a resident of Spotsylvania County.
A document from the Virginia State Library
This is to Certify, That it appears from a List in this Office of such Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Continental Line, during the Revolutionary War, as settled their Accounts, and received Certificates for the balance of their Full Pay, according to an Act of Assembly, passed the November Session, 1781, that a Certificate issued on the 26th day of April 1783, in the name of George Cammack as a soldier of infantry, for 30 pounds, which Certificate appears to have been delivered to Henry Bartlett.
Given under my hand at the Auditor's Office, Richmond, this
26th day of November 1832.
/s/ J. E. Heath, Auditor
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------INDENTURE OF GEORGE CAMMACK
This indenture made the 15th day of July in the year of our Lord MDCCLXX9 between George Cammack of the County of Spotsylvania of the one part and Benjamin Waller of the same county, Millwright, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George Cammack of his own free will & by the consent and approbation of the County Court of Spotsylvania aforesaid doth and bind himself an apprentice to the said Benjamin Waller until he shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, he being fourteen years old the 31st day of March 1776, during which time the said George Cammack shall well & truly serve the said Benjamin Waller. He shall not absent himself day nor night from his masters service without leave nor lend his goods unlawfully to any; he shall not frequent taverns or any disorderly meetings at cards, dice or any unlawfull games. He shall not follow nor contract matrimony. IN all things as an apprentice he shall well & truly serve, and the lawfull commands of his master willingly obey during the said term. And the said Benjamin Waller for his part doth covenant & agree to & with the sd George Cammack that he, the said Benj. Waller, will teach or cause to be taught & instructed, the said George Cammack in the trade of a Carpenter & Millwright and will find & provide for him sufficient Meat, Drink, Washing Clothing, Lodging & Schooling fitting for an Apprentice during the term aforesaid. In Witness whereof the parties above named hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written.
Signed Sealed & Delivered /s/ Ben. Waller
In the Presence of /s/ George Cammack
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County July 15th 1779.
This Indenture of Apptship was read to the Court acknowledged by the parties and ordered to be Recorded.
From Mary Gregg: On the same day, William Cammack, Jr. executed a similar agreement with Benjamin Waller, and his age was given as "thirteen years old the 28th day of August 1777."
36 ii. William Cammack, born August 28, 1764 in Caroline County, Virginia,; died February 19, 1825 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He married Catherine Hutchings October 3, 1799 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia; died July 7, 1818 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Notes for William Cammack:
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Book E, p. 532
BOND OF HARRY BARTLETT
CONCERNING THE ORPHAN, WILLIAM CAMMOCK
Know all men by these presents that we Harry Bartlett and John Chew Jr. are held and firmly bound unto Joseph Brock, Edward Herndon, Thomas Colson and James Lewis, gentlemen Justices of the Court of Spot. now sitting in the sum of One hundred pounds to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said justices and their successors, we bind ourselves and each of us our ______ each of our heirs, ______, and admins, jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals this 15 day of May 1783 and in the seventh year of the Commonwealth.
The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Harry Bartlett his Executors and Administrators shall well and truly pay and deliver or cause to be paid and delivered unto Wm. Cammock orphan of Wm. Cammock deceased all such Estate or Estates as now is or are or hereafter shall appear to be due to the said orphan when and as soon as he shall attain to lawfull age or when thereto required by the Justices of the said County Court and also keep harmless the above named Justices from and every of their (?Executors) and administrators from all trouble and Damages that shall or may arise about the said Estates then the above Obligation shall be void otherwise to remain in full force.
[No witnesses] /s/ Harry Bartlett
/s/ Jno Chew jr
At a court held for Spotsylvania County May 15, 1783
This bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste /s/ Jno Waller
In obedience to an order of the Worshipful the County Court of Spotsylvania we the subscribers two of the Commissioners therein named have settled the account of Guardianship of William Cammack, Senr., dec'd, for William Cammack orphan of William Cammack, Junr., dec'd, and do find a ballance due from the said Guardian to the said Orphan of fourteen pounds thirteen shillings and three pence Specie. Certified under our hands the 13th day of December 1783.
AMERICAN BEACON AND COMMERCIAL DIARY (Norfolk, Va. : 1815 : Daily) Tuesday, July 7, 1818.
Died On Saturday, Mrs. Catherine Cammack, consort of William Cammack, of Norfolk. (p. 3, c. 1)
NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH HERALD, February 23, 1824.
DIED, at Elizabeth City, (N.C.) on Thursday last after a long indisposition, William Cammack, Esq. a distinguished citizen of this Borough and for many years a member of the Court of Hustings. His remains were brought to town yesterday and committed to their parent earth.
This is from a National Archives Revolutionary War Pension Application file entitled Cammack, William. Number S24944. This letter from John Cammack is the first item in the file.
Transcribed by Mary Gregg
Portsmouth June 20th 1837
My Brother Wm. Cammack who was an invalid pensioner of the United States government died in 1824, leaving his pension due and owing to him from March 1798. He left no widow or child, and I am his only heir. Can the pension due be paid to me as his only heir and _____ it be paid to the administrator of my brother. His estate is insolvent, and if it goes into the hands of the administrator, I shall _____ receive one cent of it. Would this pension be subject to the debts of my brother. Be pleased to inform me upon the above subjects of inquiry.
37 iii. Christopher Cammack, Sr., born November 25, 1767, in Caroline County, Virginia,; died November 20, 1829, in Franklin County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Jones Poindexter; born September 9, 1770, in Louisa County, Virginia,,; died February 2, 1855 ,in Frankfort, Kentucky,.
Notes for Christopher Cammack, Sr.:
Christopher Cammack story sent to Mary Gregg by Louise (Cammack) Davis in June 1973.
From FILLING THE CHINKS by Ermina Jett Darnell (Mrs. M. C.) of Frankfurt, Kentucky. (Roberts Printing Co., Frankfort, KY. 1966)
The first permanent bridge was completed about 1816. Residents of Franklin County could walk across free, and paid 10¢ for driving a vehicle drawn by one horse, but those living outside the county were charged 10¢ for walking across and 25¢ for driving. This charge was so much higher than that of the ferries that new ferries immediately were started.
Bridges and ferries meant nothing to one Christopher Cammack. He is mentioned in the early records as "Old Kit Cammack who waded the river with a kettle on his head." Mr. George Lewis explained in detail. -Kit Cammack," who was a great (Louise left out a word here) would turn an iron pot over his head and walk on the bottom of the river, the pot serving to hold him under the water and to retain the air about his nose and mouth for a time. But in attempting the feat once too often he was drowned." (Kentucky River)
(Nothing more about Christopher in Mrs. Darnell's book)
38 iv. John Cammack, born in Caroline County, Virginia.
39 v. Robert Cammack. - Never found except in the record of his father's estate quoted above.
Children of William Cammack and Mary Roy(?) were:
40 i. Richard Roy3 Cammack.
41 ii. Jane Beverley Cammack,.
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