Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ewen Or Owen

Ewen (or Owen) Cameron, Image 961, Memorial, mentioned:

Petition #23
Lot #3, 8th Concession
Cornwall Township

...another person's name (one Scott) was on the plan for those lots.....that your Memorialists, since the month of October 1788.....

This page was dated 9 April 1791 in Cornwall.....

Disputed title examined

Ewen or Owen Cameron cross-posted at In Deeds.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Emily Cameron Chenault

Genealogical memoranda of the Quisenberry family and other families... (1897):

Upon attaining his majority he [James Francis Quisenberry] bought a little farm in what was then called "the McMillan neighborhood,'" and made money rapidly. October 14, 1847, he was married to Emily Cameron Chenault, the daughter of Anderson Chenault and Emily Cameron, his wife, of Madison county. [Source]


More about this Cameron family here.  Robert Cameron, born 1720 in Inverness, Scotland, whose Chieftan was Lochiel, fled to America (Connecticut) after Culloden.  His son Robert married Sarah Tiffin (who had Mayflower ancestors).

Thursday, January 28, 2016

John Cameron, Son of John

From Petition Bundle 126 C Misc. 1788-1795  RG 1 L3 C-1731:

Image 955 and 956
John Cameron, son of John Cameron, late soldier, __New York
Petition 20
10 Sept. 1790
...drawn only 100 acres...grant him the quantity of Lands allowed to others....

[Will Be Cross-posted at In Deeds]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Alton Cameron

From the Detroit News at the Archives of Michigan online indexes:


Alton Cameron
Brother-in-law of Judge Connolly shot and killed in saloon yesterday by Joseph Schulte, bartender

See the details in a different publication online here.

  • Killed in Detroit
  • August Well's saloon
  • Brother-in-law of Judge William F. Connolly
  • Deceased was 22 years old

Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Detroit city Ward 5, Wayne, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Louis Cameron Head M 64 Scotland
Jennie Cameron Wife F 54 Scotland
May M Cameron Daughter F 18 Canada
Jennie E Cameron Daughter F 18 Canada
Alton Cameron Son M 15 Canada
Raymond R Cameron Son M 10 Michigan

Alton Cameron's death record [he died 27 January 1907] at the Archives of Michigan here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Heirs Of Captain Donald Cameron

135 C 4 82  
RG 1 L3 
Microfilm# C-1735


An excerpt from the first page of Petition# 82 transcribed:

"That your Petitioners Father the late Captain Donald Cameron entered the service as Lieutenant in the Queens Rangers under the command of his Father in law the late Col. Brown in which Corps he received several severe wounds in action, he was subsequently appointed to a Captain in the late Canadian Fencible Regiment raised in Scotland, with the Staff of which he came to Canada and died at Quebec in the year 1812 from the breaking out of the wounds he received in the service in early life, leaving a young family of Six Sons and four daughters unprovided for, from whose youth and inexperience they neglected to apply for a grant of land from the Government to which their late Father was entitled; three of your petitioners brothers and two sisters have since died leaving families."

Heirs 22 May 1847:

John Cameron
Duncan Cameron

Image 1006
Letter to Duncan from Allan
Which Allan?
In 1827 the whole family petitioned....and again in 1835....

Image 1013 Affidavit About Heirs (8 of 10):

William Cameron
Margaret Cameron
Ann Cameron
John Cameron
Alexander Cameron
Allan Cameron
Catherine Cameron
Duncan Cameron

Here's a bit of background on Colonel Brown, Donald Cameron's father-in-law.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sentenced To Hang

The link to Digital Kingston Historic Newspapers can be found here

In addition, it appears as though excerpts from newspapers not in digital format are also online:

Newspaper:  Chronicle and Gazette Date  1843-05-15

Hugh Cameron has been sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife at Montreal. Justice Day did the sentencing. Cameron's son testified against him. 

Note: Cross-posted at Detour Through History