I had the opportunity to tour the 1850 House while visiting New Orleans in 2012. The 1850 House is located in Jackson Square on St. Ann Street in the lower Pontalba Building pictured above.
While taking the self-guided tour I learned about the history of the house and its former tenants. The first family to live in the 1850 House was the Soria Family.
The second family to live in the house were the Cammacks. This name triggered something in my mind. It seemed familiar to me so I made a note to research the surname in connection to some of the old families of Sicily Island.
With the information gathered on the self-guided tour, I came home and began to research the Cammack family and the possible ties to Sicily Island.
William Cammack was born in Virginia circa 1697. He died in 1783 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia with a will dated February 3, 1783 and bonded on April 17, 1783.
From a portion of his will as transcribed by Mary Gregg:
It is through the descendants of two of William's sons, George and William, Jr., where the connection to the 1850 House is found.
George Cammack was born in Virginia circa 1740. He married Catherine Durrett circa 1760 and had several children.
One of those children was Robert Cammack. Robert was born on April 17, 1773 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Chew on February 6, 1800.
Horace Claiborne Chew Cammack was born in Virginia on March 24, 1803 to the marriage of Robert Cammack and Elizabeth Chew. He migrated south the Louisiana where he later married Amelia Zacharie Saul on November 26, 1828 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They had the following children:
Thomas DixonHorace Claiborne Chew Cammack died on October 7, 1852 in Liverpool, England while on a business trip.
|New Orleans Daily Crescent - 10/30/1852|
William Cammack, Jr. was born in Virginia circa 1740. He married Agatha Dudley in Caroline County, Virginia circa 1762. William and Agatha had several children before Agatha died and William married a second time to Mary Roy circa 1771. William and Mary had two children.
George Cammack was born in Caroline County, Virginia on March 31, 1762 to the marriage of William Cammack, Jr. and Agatha Dudley. He married Mary Sterne circa 1786 in Caroline County. George and Mary Cammack migrated to Mississippi in the early 1800s and settled in Adams County.
One of George and Mary Sterne Cammack's grandchildren and one of their daughters would later make Sicily Island their home.
Elizabeth Peyton Cammack was born on February 4, 1787 in Caroline County, Virginia to the marriage of George Cammack and Mary Sterne. Elizabeth married Daniel Maxey Bondurant in Adams County, Mississippi in 1816.
The 1830 U. S. census records show Daniel and Elizabeth living in Concordia Parish, Louisiana with five of their children.
The son listed as 'under 5' was Horace Bondurant who moved to Sicily Island sometime prior to 1880 following the death of his first wife, Lucy McNair, and after his second marriage to Jane Catherine Norris on May 16, 1870.
Horace Bondurant died in 1912 in Sicily Island and is believed to be buried in the Old Norris Cemetery alongside his wife Jane.
Agnes Jane Cammack was born in Caroline County, Virginia on October 1, 1801 to the marriage of George Cammack and Mary Sterne. She married John Joseph Glover in Adams County, Mississippi circa 1820. Agnes and John had three children before John died in 1827. Their daughter Mary was the second wife of Thomas Alexander Slaughter Doniphan. The 1860 U. S. census records show Agnes living with Mary and her family in Sicily Island.
Agnes Jane Cammack Glover died on June 20, 1882 and is buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island.
The children of Horace Claiborne Chew Cammack who lived in the 1850 House in New Orleans were cousins to Horace Bondurant and Agnes Jane Cammack Glover.