Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dividing Duties In The Indian Department

Indian Department duties were divided between Alexander Cameron and Thomas Browne, according to His Majesty's Southern Department Of Loyal Indian Allies website:

"The first step was to find a replacement for John Stuart." "Both General Prevost and Governor Tonyn highly recommended Thomas Brown. General Clinton, on April 29, temporarily appointed Alexander Cameron to replace Stuart."

"In London, Lord Germain made a decision to split the Southern Department into two districts and give Brown the eastern and Cameron the western."

"....on December 31, 1779 the confusion and chaos in Indian Department Leadership came to an end."

Henry Clinton's Papers at the Clements Library at the University Of Michigan included the following:
Volume 57 April 30, 1779-May 11, 1779
Death of John Stuart, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in Southern
Appointment of Alexander Cameron as Superintendant of Indian
Affairs in Southern Provinces 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Great-Grandma's Temporary Move To Greencourt?

Border Entry, Form 30, 1919-1924
Microform: t-15264

Source  Image 1388
Canadian Immigration Service
Port: Windsor, Ontario
Form #7247
Cameron, D.R. Mrs.
Last Permanent Address:  Detroit, Mich.
Street and No.: 1017 E. Jefferson
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario
She can read and write in English
Religion: Presb.
Ever lived in Canada?  Yes.
Left Canada at Sarnia in 1890
Why left Canada:  To Reside
Money in possession belonging to Immigrant: $100.00
Object in coming to Canada: Settler
Destined To: Son
Greencourt, Alta
Ever been refused admission to Canada?  No
Apparent condition of health: Good
From Detroit to Windsor
Objection to Immigrant: None

Source Image 1387

Husband: D. R. Cameron
609 Warren Street
Flint, Michigan
Height: 5'8"
Complexion: Dark
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Dk Brown
Wt.: 150
Signature: Mrs. D.R. Cameron
July 30, 1920

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were both living in Flint, Michigan, in 1930.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Alexander Cameron In The Fifth Infantry

From the Archives of Michigan:  Alexander Cameron's entry at the 5th Michigan Infantry - Pages 22 and  23:

Cameron, Alexander.  Enlisted in company C, Fifth Infantry, Nov. 8, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 25.  Mustered Nov. 8, 1862.  Joined regiment at Camp Curtin, May 15, 1863.  Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863.  Returned to regiment Dec. 20, 1864.  Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5, 1865.  Present residence, Soldier's Home, Milwaukee, Wis.

From Fold3:


Friday, April 4, 2014

James Alexander Cameron

From the Coal men of America...:

JAMES A. CAMERON, General Superintendent of the Morris Coal Co., doing a retail business at Cambridge, Ohio, was born in London, Ontario, Canada, September 10, 1891, and has been in the coal business five years. Mr. Cameron was formerly connected with the Pond Creek Coal Co., United States Coal and Oil Co., and the Ellsworth Collieries Co.  He is now serving in the United States Army as First Lieutenant, 319th Engineers.

See the Cleveland Necrology for his mother Bessie.

United States Census, 1910
 East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George Cameron M 42 Canada English
Wife Bessie Cameron F 41 Canada English
Daughter Bessie Cameron F 15 Canada English
Daughter Winnifred Cameron F 19 Canada
Son James Cameron M 17 Canada English
Servant Mary Cannon F 22 Ireland

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Place:  Wickliffe, Lake, Ohio
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1891
World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Ohio

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Helen (Cameron) Truesdell

Families of Western New York, by William Richard Cutter:

...Helen, daughter of Hiram and Helen (Cameron) Truesdell, granddaughter of ...Duncan and Margaret (Griffing) Cameron....