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Loyalist Directory: Abiathar Jr Camp
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|Given name :||Abiathar Jr|
|Where Resettled :||Lots 25 (Prince William St. W.) and 992 (north side Queen Square) in Parr Town, Sunbury Co.|
|Status as Loyalist :||Proven|
|Proof of Loyalty :||Index to NB Land Grants; PANB #RS686|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :|
|Regiment :||Naval service|
|Enlistment Date :|
|Date & Place of Birth :||4 February 1757, Wallingford, New Haven county, Connecticut colony|
|Settled before war :||New Haven, Connecticut colony|
|Date & Place of Death :||15 March 1841, Waterborough Parish, Queen's county, New Brunswick|
|Place of Burial :|
|Wife Name :||Mary Chidester, born about 1759, died 10 November 1831, parents’ and siblings names not known|
|Children :||1 James, died young; |
2 Rebecca (c1787 - by 1825) m 1806 Thomas Burlock;
3 Abiathar III (1789-1841) m 1810 Elizabeth Burlock (1787-1860;
George (1791-1850) m 1819 Mary Ferris (1801-1895);
5 Sarah (bp 1794 – aft 1871 census) m 1815 William Blair (1779-1852);
6 Mary (c1791-btwn 1861&1871) m 1817 Gilbert Currie;
7 Rachel (bp 1800-bef Oct 1838) m Solomon Hersey (?-1870);
8 Abigail (bp 1805-aft March 1843)
|Biography :||He attended Yale College, but was forced to withdraw in 1775 because of his Tory views.|
|Proven Descendants :||Little Forks 2013.12.09 (Elizabeth Anne Crouch);|
|Military Info :||Served in the Revolutionary War aboard a British man-of-war, for which he subsequently received a pension.|
|Loyalist Genealogy :||Abiathar Camp Jr|
=>George Camp U.E.
==>Mary Camp U.E.
===>Walter Leslie Belyea U.E.
====>Ruby Clara Belyea U.E.
=====>Elizabeth Anne Crouch U.E., B.Sc.N. O.N.
|Family History :||Following the death of his father, he moved with his family to Jemseg, in what was then Waterborough parish, Queens co., N.B. (The original Waterborough parish was divided in about 1850, and that portion which contained Jemseg was re-named Cambridge parish.) Abiathar settled on the Jemseg in 1789 and was one of the first Justices of the Peace in Queens County.|
|Family Genealogy :||Ancestry – Abiathar Camp Sr & Rebecca Cook|
=> John Camp & Damaris Strong
==> John Camp & Phoebe Canfield
===> Edward Camp & Mehitable Smith
====> Edward Camp & Mary (he first appears on the records of New Haven colony, as a member of their militia, on 6 Sep 1643)
|Sources :||Information provided by Elizabeth Crouch UE eacrouch AT cogeco DOT ca|