John Baptist Cambron (c.1725 - 1815) MP

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Birthplace: Charles or Montgomery Co, MD
Death: Died in Washington County, KY, USA
Managed by: Robin Milburn
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About John Baptist Cambron

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John Baptist Cambron, known as Baptist, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, spent the historic winter in the army of George Washington at Valley Forge. Warrent #410 was used by Baptist Cambron on April 25, 1783 to locate 200 acres of land in Kentucky for his service in the Revolutionary War. Government deeded land for service in Rev. War. Land Deed 410 Frankfort, KY. Left Maryland and went to Kentucky with 7 sons and 3 daughters. ABT., 1788

 They settled on Cartwright's Creek, Washington County, Ky. It is thought Henry was the eldest son. Henry was married in Maryland to Margaret Harbin.
   One of the most continuously prosperous Catholic settlements in Kentucky was first known as Cartwright's Creek Catholic Settlement. Cartwright's Creek got its name from Samuel Cartwright, a companion of James and Jacob Sandusky, who prospected through the district in 1777 and built on a neighboring stream, known as Pleasant Run, a stockade known as Sandusky's fort.
   In an "old dilapidated record book on Charles County, MD has a list of the Charles County revolutionary patriots who took the oath of fidelity. Listed is Cambron, Baptist; Cambron, James; Cambron, Henry; Cambron, Thomas; Cambron, Milborn." This must be Paden's book of Rev War Patriots of Charles Co, MD. In this book John Baptist Cambron is listed as "taking the Oath of Allegiance and as a Pvt. Militia 12 Battalion, Capt. Alexander McPherson's Co. 1777. which lists the name of John B. Resident of Bryan Town Hundred in 1788. He married and migrate to Ky where he died on May 8, 1815."
   Nov 23, 1793--Judgement of John Corhon, John Davis, John Cameron, James Brown, Sam N. Adams and Adkins Hill chosen by Meshock Carter and wife Leah to settle dispute between them by reason of her elopement with James Skaggs

-------------------- John Baptist Cambron, whose first name is generally abbreviated to Baptist, went to Kentucky with his ten children, seven sons and three daughters, in 1788. He was then a widower. Who is wife was is lost in history but family tradition referred to her as Nancy and that is appropriate since Nancy is the given name of several of John Baptist's grandchildren.

John Baptist moved from Maryland to Kentucky because he wanted to provide land for his sons and he had been awarded much land for his services in the Revolutionary War. The farm that John Baptist procured lay almost in the middle of the Cartwright's Creek Settlement, Washington Co. Ky., and about two miles due west of St. Rose Catholic Chruch. The farm now lies adjacent to the St. Rose - Loretto Highway. He was a strong Christian man and immediately took a leading role in establishing the Catholic parish. The next year he and his sons erected a small log Chruch know as St. Ann's Catholic Church. Victor O'Daniel writes of visiting this small log Chruch about one-fourth mile from "Baptist Cambron Springs" which is the old Cambron home place. This farm passed on to a descendent Robert Montgomery and later of Oscar Graves.

John Baptist lived there until his death..... A family tradition tells us the was laid to rest in the little graveyard which surrounds the log St. Ann's. The graves have no tombstones, for there were then a prohibitive luxury in the backwoods of Kentucky. St. Ann's ceased to be used in 1819 as all parishioners moved to St. Rose two miles away.

Of all of John Andrew's children, John Baptist had the most descendants and they are now scattered over much of the state of Kentucky. Hosts of them still live in Marion, Washington, and Nelson counties. Many also live in Louisville. Although not ordinarily blessed with much wealth, they are well know as people of the highest respectability.

Baptist, who lived to be about 80 years old, was an influential and outstanding mad of high character. His name is mentioned in more historical notes than any other from the Cartwright's Creek Settlement. Even those of his line who live in distant parts know about him, and feel proud in being able to claim him as an ancestor."

John Baptist Cambron, known as Baptist, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, who tradition tells us spent the historic winter in the army of George Washington at Valley Forge. (The Union County Advocate, February 23, 1967). Warrant #410 was used by Baptist Cambron on April 25, 1783 to locate 200 acres of land in Kentucky for his service in the Revolutionary War. Government deeded land for service in Rev. War. Land Deed 410 Frankfort, KY.

More About JOHN BAPTIST CAMBRON:

Census 1: Bet. 1775 - 1778, Bryan Town Hundred, MD

Census 2: 1800, Washington Co., Ky.

DAR: PS MD #'s 619819,A,644; 735122A.764; 765773

Immigration: Bet. 1788 - 1789, To Kentucky with 7 sons and 3 daughters.

Military service: 1777, Revolutionary War-Private Militia, 12th Battalion, Capt.Alexander McPherson's Company

Probate: May 08, 1815, Washington CO, Ky

Will: May 23, 1814, Washington CO, Ky

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John Cambron's Timeline

1725
1725
Charles or Montgomery Co, MD
1750
1750
Age 25
Charles, Maryland, USA
1750
Age 25
Charles, MD, USA
1755
1755
Age 30
MARYLAND
1759
1759
Age 34
MARYLAND
1762
1762
Age 37
1763
1763
Age 38
MARYLAND
1763
Age 38
MD, USA
1764
1764
Age 39
Maryland
1765
1765
Age 40
CHARLES CO. MARYLAND