Nathaniel Camp

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About Nathaniel Camp

Nathan was born in Orange County, Virginia Colony, to Thomas and Winifred Starling Camp. He married Winnifred Tarpley in 1770 in Virginia. Nathan and his fellow Patriots fought against the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780, during the American Revolutionary War.

During the Revolutionary War, Nathan enlisted in the Tryon County Regiment of Militia. In 1779, Tryon County was divided and the western part was named Rutherford County. He then became a part of the Rutherford County Regiment of Militia which was formed on February 8, 1779. His unit was involved in many battles; the most notable was the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. There, the Rutherford County Regiment was joined by other militias and engaged in a fierce battle against the Loyalists. Major Patrick Ferguson, the British commander of the Loyalists, was killed during the battle.

Nathan and others discovered the silver-plated conch shell which Major Ferguson had used as a bugle. Nathan took it and passed it onto his young son Hosea. It remained with his descendants until it was donated to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1925. It is currently on display at their museum in Washington, D.C.

It is believed that, when the war ended in 1783, Nathan held the rank of corporal. For his service, he received a land grant for a tract on the Sandy Run of the Main Broad River in Laurens County, South Carolina. He moved his family onto the property and remained there until 1800. On January 31, 1800, he purchased 200 acres of land in Jackson County, Georgia, from Daniel Donally, and moved onto the land later that year. Afterwards, he purchased several other plots of land in Jackson County. He was about 86 years old when he died at the home of his son Hosea.

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Nathaniel Camp's Timeline

1745
1745
Orange or Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
1774
1774
Laurens County, SC, United States
1775
January 21, 1775
Sandy Run Creek, Durham, North Carolina, USA
1785
1785
Sandy Run Creek, Durham, North Carolina, USA
1786
1786
South Carolina, United States
1796
1796
Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
1798
1798
Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
1800
1800
South Carolina, United States
1804
1804
South Carolina, United States