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Camp, Amos

Born: 1811 New York

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Camp lived in Springfield as early as 1836, when he married Euphemia McClelland. Camp was a saddler and harness maker who, after a short partnership with William M. Cowgill, operated a harness shop in Springfield for many years. Camp was active in Sangamon County Whig politics and was also a supporter of the temperance movement.

Whig City Meeting; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 12 March 1836, 2:7; 18 March 1837, 3:3; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 13 July 1848, 2:1, 2:7; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 3 March 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 244.