Biography of Daniel De Camp
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





De Camp, Daniel, is a prominent citizen of Lansing, a son of Morris De Camp, born in New Jersey in 1799, who came to this town in 1803 with his parents, Jacob and Rhoda De Camp, where they settled on a large tract of wild land and cleared a home. Jacob and Rhoda had ten children: Susanna, Gemima, Sally, Betsey, Abraham, Charlotte, Daniel, Morris and Joseph (twins), and Clarissa. At the death of his father Morris came into possession of a part of this large farm, on which he and wife spent their lives. He married Rachel Learn, a native of Pennsylvania, and they had eleven children: Harvey who married Sarah, daughter of Edward and Mary Schenk, Henry who married Sarah, daughter of Andrew and Hannah Miller, Catharine wife of Henry Teeter of Groton, Mary, wife of Ira Osmun of Lansing, Angeline, wife of Jerry Osmun of Lansing, Daniel, Alvin who married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Ehana Davis, Nelson, who died aged five years, Lovina, wife of William A. Singer of Geneva, Armena, wife of Ezekiel Woodruff of North Lansing; and Malinda, who died aged fifteen. The death of the father occurred in 1890, and that of the mother in 1877. Our subject was reared on the home farm, where he lived until twenty one years of age, then managed it himself for two years, after which he bought a farm of seventy five acres where he has since resided, and to which he has added until he now has 212 acres. Mr. De Camp also deals in agricultural implements and farm produce: In 1855 he married Chloe Ann, daughter of John and Catherine Miller of Lansing, by whom he had two children: Addie, who died aged six years: and Willie M., born in July, 1869, who married. Belle Sharpsteen of Lansing, and they reside with our subject on the farm. Mrs. De Camp died in September, 1890. Mr. De Camp is a member of the North Lansing Grange, and is a Democrat.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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