I need help finding my Grandfather's marriage history, and his parents history.

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My Grandfather is William Lewis De Camp.

He married Ann Morgan Wright of Kirkwall, Scotland in 1920 in British Columbia Canada.

Born in Rodney, Mississippi

Born November 13, 1890 (?)

Died in 1966 in Rio De Janeiro Brazil

His father was Walter De Camp

His mother was Mary Stevens (?)

He was a US naval Officer

He had two son's Larry William and David Morgan

A daughter from another marriage, Helen Loraine (?) from Texas

I am Larry's daughter.

My father told me our surname changed, but I don't remember when or what the former name was.
asked in Genealogy Help by Cynthia De Camp G2G Rookie (280 points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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William Lewis Decamp

 in the British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Index, 1872-1935

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      Name: William Lewis Decamp
      Gender: Male
      Spouse Name: Annie Morgan Wright
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 31 Jul 1920
      Marriage Location: Victoria
      Registration Number: 1920-09-217055
      BCA Number: B12904
      GSU Number: 2032873

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Index, 1872-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.

       

      answered by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
      selected by Betty Fox
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      Walter DeCamp

      -born in Mississippi (sourced)

      -parents were William DeCamp of Virginia and Ann Balew of Mississippi (a user noted this on familysearch.org, but I have been unable to confirm)

      Mary Jennie Stevens

      -born December 7, 1869 in Port Gibson, Mississippi to Wallace Stevens and Adelia Davenport (unsourced date, sourced location of state)

      -remarried Charles W. Belcher on May 4, 1904 in Hinds County, Mississippi. (sourced)

      -remarried again to B L Slayton? (per death record)

      -died December 22, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana (sourced)

      The four sons were all listed as "Inmate" in some type of orphanage asylum in Adams County, Mississippi in the 1900 U.S. Census.  I presume the father to have been deceased by 1900, but unsure of the mother's location.
      answered ago by Pete Liberopoulos G2G Crew (870 points)
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      The BC archives are available for free online: Here is his marriage: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8171faf2-afcd-4d19-a539-a6dd8e45af1d
      answered ago by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 2 (28.3k points)

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