Your information is most interesting.
My ggrandfather James Shaw Camplain who was supposed to have been in the 15th Texas Cavalary received a patent to land in Brown County, Texas.
Texas Land Title Abstracts. File 1482, Volume 20, Class Travis Pre, Patent #633, name J.S. Kampplain, patent issued 1888.
Kampplain is an often variation of Camplain.
Interestingly my grandfather, James Sidney Williams, mother Mattie Camplain, grandfather James Shaw Camplain (above) was born October 15, 1888 in Brownwood, Brown cty, TX USA.
I am looking for sources of information on these people, including 15th Texas Cavalary, CSA records.
My information indicates, from the 1840s through 1850s this branch of the Camplain family first lived in Sugarloaf, Crawford cty, AR USA, later Sebastian cty, AR USA (carved out of Crawford cty in 1860)(1860 census). They then moved to Texas migrating east to west through, Red River cty, TX USA (1870 census), San Saba cty, TX USA, Brown cty, TX USA (1880 census) Lampasas cty, TX USA (1900 census)and finally somewhere between 1900 and 1910 migrated to Estes Park, Larimer cty, CO USA (1910 census).
In 1911 James Shaw died in a train wreck in Aguilar, Las Animas cty, CO USA (Rocky Mt. News, Denver, CO)going from Estes Park, Larimer cty, CO USA to Ft. Worth, Tarrant cty (?), TX USA to visit relatives.
I will go Texas and Arkansas in the late winter/early spring 2007 for onsite research.
Would certainly appreciate any resources you, or others, could suggest to review for further planning of my trip, or to look at when I am in that country.