Person Sheet

NameJames Elbert CAMP
Birth2 May 1819, GA. or Campbellton, FL
Death1862, Johnson Co., TX Age: 42
FatherSextus Chandler CAMP (1798-1832)
MotherJane CRAWFORD (1803-1883)
1Mary Polly ROGERS
Birth22 Jun 1826, Dale Co., AL
Death1862, Johnson Co., TX Age: 35
FatherJames ROGERS
ChildrenWilliam Gabriel (1847-1895)
Nancy (1841-)
Martha (1843-1905)
James Sextus (1845-)
Susan Jane (1848-)
Thomas Irvin (1860-1937)
Notes for James Elbert CAMP
by Edward E. Baptist

Copyright (c) 2002 by the University of North Carolina Press. All rights reserved.

Chapter 1
The Peculiar Benefits of Florida

Stories about Florida sugar aroused potential migrants' economic calculations to fantasies of the Caribbean model of planter power, wealth, and ease. Jamaica planters were still among the richest men in the British Empire, and in the previous century they had symbolized colonial power. Thus, like Virginian Francis Eppes, many men moving to Middle Florida planned to "begin life anew as a sugar planter." Leon County's Thomas Brown sunk $20,000 in his sugar works, while Jackson County settlers also invested heavily in the dream of sweetness and power. In the fall of 1829, Latimus and Marcus Armistead, Virginians who operated a merchant house at Aspalaga on the lower Chattahoochee River, sold sugar boilers to planters Richard Holmes, Peter W. Gautier Sr., T. Watson, and Sextus Camp.[15]
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