Posted By:MToluchanian
Subject:Re: James Cammack
Post Date:October 09, 2002 at 08:24:12
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In response to your message about James Cammack, an article on Levi Cammock in PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF HENRY COUNTY, IOWA, Chicago: ACME Publishing Co., 1888, pp. 300-302, states:

"LEVI CAMMOCK, who is now a retired farmer, residing in Salem Township, Henry Co., Iowa, was born in Green County, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1815, and is the son of John and Jane (Hollingsworth) Cammock. The grandfather, James Cammock, was born in Scotland, but went with his parents to England, and subsequently, in 1780, to North Carolina, where he was twice married. His first union was with Ann Inscoe, who was the mother of John Cammock. James Cammock removed to Green County, Ohio, where he was one of the first settlers. Later he removed to Wayne County, Ind., and there died."

This article is quoted in its entirety at:


on a Family Database webpage maintained by Brady Adamson (just run "Levi Cammock" on, and this article will come up).

Also, the 1800 census for Laurens County, South Carolina, p. 46, shows the following for James Cammack:

-Age to 10 years: 3 (Samuel, b. 1796; William, b. 1797; Amos, b. 1798; ages 2-4 years)
-Age 10-16 years: 1 (John, b. 1789, age 11 years)
-Age 45 years and up: 1 (James Cammack, b. 1746, age 54 years)

-Age 16-26 years: 1 (Ann, b. 1781, age 19 years - reported married out 25 10mo 1800)
-Age 26-45 years: 1 (Rachel Compton, b. 1764, age 36 years)

The two oldest daughters of James Cammack and Joanna Insco had already married by 1800: Mary Cammack married William Hall in 1792 and Margaret Cammack married Joseph Pearson before 1799 (based on the birthdate of their first son, Abel Insco Pearson). The youngest daughter, Elizabeth Cammack, was born about 1800, apparently after the census. The only other son, James Cammack, had died in 1793, just over 2 months after his birth.

James' grandson, Levi, would have been about 15 years old when James Cammock/Cammack died in 1830. Levi's father, John Cammock, "settled in Wayne County, Ind.," in 1816, so it sounds like Levi would have grown up living near James Cammock/Cammack while James was alive. Note: James Cammack's son, John Cammack/Cammock was enumerated in Wayne Township, Randolph Co., Indiana, in 1820, and in Green's Fork, Randolph Co., Indiana, in 1830. (Kindred Konnections) has an entry submitted by Kitty Wisner for James Cammack (b. 1746, Scotland) that says his birthdate ("Abt. 1746") was estimated from an obituary but gives no further details. James Cammack's birthplace is given as Old Commock, Ayrshire, Scotland, in this entry. The entry indicates he died in Wayne County, Indiana, in 1830, but no source is specifically mentioned for that. (If there is actually an obituary, it seems like the date and place of death would be more specific; perhaps itís an obituary for another member of his family.)

Information I received from S. N. West indicated that James Cammack was buried in Randolph County, Indiana, in 1830, but did not mention his place of death; again, there was no documentation for this information.