Person:Garrett Van Camp (1)

Garrett Van Camp
b.4 JUN 1811
d.26 JAN 1889
Facts and Events
Name Garrett Van Camp
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1][2] 1811 , , , N.Y.
Birth? 4 JUN 1811
Marriage 1836 to Julia Ann Saunders
Death? 26 JAN 1889

Married Julia Ann Saunders. Involved in the Short Hills Insurrection (one of the 1837 Rebellions in the Canadian Colony against the British Government). Some of those captured in the insurrection were hung and others were banished to Australia. Garrett was able to return to New York. Later a teacher at Girard Pennsylvania Military Academy. Four sons served in Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments and one was killed at Gettysburg.

guesses from census suggest Garret, Benjamin, and John (and/or maybe Hiram) may be brothers, their father may be Moses. Moses may have lived 1800-10: Ontario,NY, 1820: Genesee,NY, 1830: Erie,PA

  1. Derr, Helen. Gone Home: directory of the deceased and items of history of Holt County Missouri 1837-1981. (1981).
  2. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  3.   History of Erie County, Pennsylvania: containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. (Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884).
  4.   Portrait and biographical record of Berrien and Cass counties, Michigan: containing biographical sketches.. (Chicago [Illinois]: Biographical Pub., 1893), p663.

    "The paternal grandfather, Moses Van Camp, was a native of the Dutch Colony of New York, and was one of the original founders of the city of Albany. Later Moses Van Camp figured conspicuously in the settlement and progress of western Pennsylvania, and, a man of earnest purpose, sterling character and executive ability, was a most important factor in the development of the best interests of the Middle States. The parents of our subject, Garrett and Julia A. (Saunders) Van Camp, were natives of New York. The father was born in Genesee County. The birthplace of the mother was Otsego."