- William S. Camp was located in the 1870 Census in Choctaw County of Mississippi, age 14 living with his Father John T. Camp age 36, born in Alabama and what appear to be his step mother Martha age 33, and her daughter Mary Lamb age 8, and his two half brothers John W. age 2, and Avery S age 7 months. William was born in Alabama; all others were born in Mississippi.
The 1850 census indicated that John T. Camp then age 16 (The father of William S. Camp) was living in Baldwin County AL, which is between Pensacola, FL and Mobile AL with his father S. T. Camp age 43 born in GA, his mother Mary age 36 born in Tennessee, and three sisters Margaret 12, Mary M. 10, and Ellen 6, and baby brother William T.B.M. age 1.
By the 1880 Census John T Camp, 47 is living in Boon, now Boonville, Logan County, Arkansas, with wife Martha J. 43, and sons John Wes 12 and Avery S 10. William S. who would now be about 24 is not living with his father.
The 1900 census of Barber, Scott County Arkansas Lists William S. Camp age 44, born Sep 1855 in Alabama, with wife Millie age 31, born Oct 1869, in AR, and six children, John T. 14, b Jul 1885; William J. 13 b Aug 1886, Grady B. (f) 7, b May 1893, Sidney 5, b Aug 1894; Corina 2 (f), b Jul 1897; and Orbin 5 months, b Dec 1899. The separation in ages of his children (6 years) and the 13 years difference in age of his wife Millie may indicate he had two families by two different wives.
The 1910 census of Barber, Logan County Arkansas ( the Scott county-Logan county boundary changed in 1905) lists William S. Camp age 53, born in Louisiana, father born in NC, and mother born in Alabama, with wife Millie B. age 41, born AR, Sidney (m)14, Corina (f) 12, and Orbra (m) 10, Clifford 7, Grace 5, and Fern 1 and 4 months. .
The 1920 census of Barber, Logan County, Arkansas lists: William S. Camp age 63, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, and mother born in Alabama, with wife Millie B. age 59, born AR, Cornie L. (f) 22, Cliford A. 17, Grace G. 14, Ferne D. 10 and Arnel G. (m) age 8. Also listed in close by is son Orbmy R. Camp age 20 and wife Elsie Camp age 17. Also living in Logan county AR is another son Cidney (Sidney) 24 and his wife Bertha A age 21 .
1930 Census Barber, Logan county, Arkansas lists William S Camp age 73 born Alabama; wife Millie age 61 born AR, and son Arnold C. age 19. Living close by and on same census page is Clifford Camp age 28, wife Bessie age 24, Freeman (m) 8, Echoneal (f) 6 and Delphine (f) ? 2.
Boon aka Boonville, Arkansas and Barber Arkansas are very close together, 5.6 miles apart, and the county boundaries of Scott and Logan changed over time.