1800's — Alabama to Texas
Robert H. Camper was a farmer in Alabama and Texas. Legend has it, he quarreled with an older brother David, over the treatment of the retarded brother, John, and he never returned to live in Alabama. Census records tell us his parents came to the 3rd range, 6th section of Madison County,Alabama in early 1830. This part of Madison County was reorganized into what was Marshall County, Alabama in 1836 and Simon Camper and family were living there in 1840. Robert was married by the name of Kemper,which is not unusual, as the interchanging of spelling of names was common among the decendents of John Kemper, the emigrant. Robert and Fanny's home in Warrentown, Alabama was only a few short miles from Simons, but the wide Tennessee River seperated them. From a short History that Reilly Camper had a granddaughter record in his family Bible, Bishop Miller and Margarette Camper were able to trace the lineage of most of the brothers and sisters of Robert H. Camper. James Summers Camper recalled remembering his father going to the Civil war in 1862 but no record of such was found. This couple was married P.S. Woods. Robert and wife are buried at Bascom Cemetery, Smith County, Texas with only initials on the solid rock tombsone reading R.H.C. But now someone has put new stones there in fromt of the old ones.