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Benjamin Camden (1788 - aft. 1850)

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Benjamin Camden
Born in Nelson, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died after in Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Aug 2016
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Categories: Amherst County, Virginia Slave Owners.

Biography

"John Camden, my great-great-great-great-grandfather, was a farmer and settled at the foot of DuPriest Mountain on the waters of Big Piney River, now Nelson County, near what was later known as Friar Post Office and "Jack's Hill" sometimes referred to as "Jack's Back." Here John and Meonie reared five sons and three daughters: John F (also known as Jack or Jackson), Benjamin (married Nancy Biddlecomb), William W (married Jane Hight), James (married Polly Phillips), Wyatt (married Polly Hill), Nancy married Chappell Davenport), Elizabeth (married John Hight) and Sally (married Joseph Eschew.)" [1]

Benjamin Camden married Nancy Biddlecomb 20 Jun 1808 in Amherst County, Virginia. [2]

Elizabeth Shoemaker married Benjamin Camden 2 Feb 1826 in Amherst, Virginia. [3]


Benjamin Camden, His Wife Elizabeth Ann (Shoemaker) Camden

  • i. Elizabeth A. (Camden) Jones, Her Husband Charles Lewis Jones
    • (I) Armistead Benjamin Jones, His Wife Keziah "Kitty" Francis (Martin) Jones

[4]

Census

1830: Amherst Co, VA pg. 491. (18 Slaves)[5]

  • Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
  • Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
  • Slaves - Males - Under 10: 4
  • Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2
  • Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 2
  • Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 2
  • Slaves - Females - Under 10: 2
  • Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
  • Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 5
  • Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
  • Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
  • Total Free White Persons: 4
  • Total Slaves: 18
  • Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 22

1840: Amherst, VA pg. 194 (21 Slaves) [6]

  • Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
  • Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
  • Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
  • Slaves - Males - Under 10: 3
  • Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 3
  • Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1
  • Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 4
  • Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99: 1
  • Slaves - Females - Under 10: 2
  • Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
  • Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
  • Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 4
  • Slaves - Females - 55 thru 99: 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture: 20
  • Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
  • Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
  • Total Free White Persons: 6
  • Total Slaves: 21
  • Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 27

1850: Amherst County, VA pg.237 [7]

  • Benjamin Camden age 62 VA (1788)
  • Calvin Camden age 19
  • John Camden age 17

1850: non=population schedule, 500 acres, value of farm $15,000 [8]

Sources

  1. Biographical sketch pg. 93 Camdens, Amherst, VA.
  2. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDJ-3HZ : 11 February 2018), Benjamin Camden and Nancy Biddlecomb, 20 Jun 1808; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference p 444; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  3. Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013
  4. Grant, Robert N. "Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia; Part VII: 1767 Francis Wright of Amherst County, His Wife Mary (Hawkins) Wright, and his Descendants"; Volume 1 or 7: Text. Revised 25 Dec 2008. https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE98987; accessed 6/1/2018
  5. 1830; Census Place: Amherst, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 194; Page: 491; Family History Library Film: 0029673
  6. Year: 1840; Census Place: Amherst, Virginia; Page: 194
  7. 1850 Census: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88G-SPX : 9 November 2014), Benjamin Camden, Amherst county, part of, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing family 645, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Eastern District, Amherst, Virginia; Archive Collection Number: T1132; Roll: 1; Page: 196; Line: 3; Schedule Type: Agriculture


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