It has been a long time since I posted this obit of the Rev. Elias A.
Camp who claimed to be the son of James Camp b 1740.
Please take a look and post your thoughts on whether there was a James b
1740 who could have had a child at such an advanced age. Perhaps Elias
was the son of another Camp who was the son of James.
At any rate your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. The obit
was taken from an October 1901 edition of the Cedartown Standard.
I would be grateful for any input. Elias was my gggrandfather.
Rev. E. A. Camp, was born in Gwinnett County, GA., August 20th, 1825;
died in Polk County,
GA., April 18th, 1901, aged 75 years, 7 months and 28 days. His
father, James Camp, was born in
North Carolina in the year 1740, served as a volunteer through the
Revolutionary war, after which he
settled in Gwinnett County, GA., and died there in the year 1827,
at the age of 87 years. Rev. E. A.
Camp was probably the only man at the time of his death living in
the state who was the son of a
soldier who served in the war of the revolution. Mr. Camp was
married to Miss. Sarah Garrett, in
Paulding County, Ga., January 2nd, 1848; seven children blessed
their union, three of which are
living~C. M. Camp, R. A. Camp and E. A. Camp, jr. He joined the
Baptist church at New Hope,
Paulding county in 1852; was licensed to preach in 1855, and was
ordained to the ministry at
Bethlehem church in Polk county in 1859, where his membership has
been ever since, he having been
pastor a great deal of the time. He has been a citizen of Polk
County ever since 1858, and has served
nearly all the Baptist churches in Polk, Paulding and Haralson as
pastor. He was Moderator of the
Tallapoosa Association for a number of years, and was considered
one of the wise counselors of that
body. He was an able speaker and a deep thinker. The writer was
often interested to hear his
recapitulate on the past. He was a man of great memory, and was in
possession of a talent to explain
what he knew. It can be truly said that a great man has fallen in
Isreal. A large congregation
assembled at the Baptist cemetery, near Fish, Sunday evening to pay
their last tribute of respect to
this good man. Short services were conducted by Rev. P. Woody,
after which all that was mortal
was consigned to the tomb to await the great morning of the
resurrection. May the giver of all good,
comfort and console his aged and invalid wife, who has been
confined to her bed for a long time.
With these closing lines we say, Farowell, old brother, knowing as
we do, that those of us who are
faithful unto death will meet you in that sweet bye and bye, where
the wicked cease from troubling
and the weary are at rest. (Cedartown Standard, April 18, 1901)
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