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William C. Cameron1

Male
b. 22 October 1817, d. before 1900


Family Sarah H. Carlin b. 1 February 1826, d. 27 April 1905
Marriage* March 1843  Principal=Sarah H. Carlin1 
Children  1. Robert Cameron b. c 1843
  2. Jane Cameron b. 27 Jan 1846, d. 1926
  3. Juliett Cameron b. c 1847
  4. Sarah Ann Cameron b. c 1850
  5. John_ Cameron b. Nov 1853, d. 8 Mar 1932
  6. Maria Viola Cameron b. Mar 1856, d. 1906

Note*   William is the son of George Cameron and Jannet Fraser.2 
Birth* 22 October 1817  Aberdeen, Scotland1 
Marriage* March 1843  Principal=Sarah H. Carlin1 
Census* 1860  1860 Federal Census, Indiana, Steuben County, Richland Township, Series: M653, Roll: 298, Page: 444, June 5
13, 28, 28, Cameron, William, 43, M, , Farmer, 2200, 300, Scotland, , , ,
14, 28, 28, Cameron, Sarah, 34, F, , , , , Ohio, , , 1,
15, 28, 28, Cameron, Robert, 16, M, , , , , Indiana, , , ,
16, 28, 28, Cameron, Jane, 14, F, , , , , Indiana, , , ,
17, 28, 28, Cameron, Jennetta, 12, F, , , , , Indiana, , , ,
18, 28, 28, Cameron, Sarah Ann, 9, F, , , , , Indiana, , , ,
19, 28, 28, Cameron, John, 6, M, , , , , Indiana, , , ,
20, 28, 28, Cameron, Maria V, 4, F, , , , , Indiana, , , ,3 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Indiana, Steuben County, Otsego Township, Series: M593, Roll: 359, Page: 114A, August 1
28, 6, 6, Cameron, Wm, 54, M, W, Farmer, 6000, 700, Scotland, 1, 1, , , , , , 1, 1,
29, 6, 6, Cameron, Sarah, 44, F, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
30, 6, 6, Cameron, Juliett, 21, F, W, At Home, , , Indiana, 1, , , , , , , , ,
31, 6, 6, Cameron, Sarah, 19, F, W, At Home, , , Indiana, 1, , , , , , , , ,
32, 6, 6, Cameron, John, 16, M, W, At Home, , , Indiana, 1, , , , 1, , , , ,
33, 6, 6, Cameron, Viola, 13, F, W, , , , Indiana, 1, , , , 1, , , , ,
34, 6, 6, Cameron, Jane, 23, F, W, At Home, , , Indiana, 1, , , , , , , , ,
35, 6, 6, Martin, Elizabeth, 1, F, W, , , , Indiana, 1, , , Oct, , , , , ,4 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Indiana, Steuben County, Otsego Township, ED 6, Series: T9, Roll: 312, Page: 382A, June 14
42, 8, 8, Cameron, William, W, M, 62, , , , 1, , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Scotland, Scotland, Scotland
43, 8, 8, Cameron, Sarah, W, F, 54, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Penn5 
Biography* 1885  From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 818

William Cameron was born in Abernethy, Scotland, Oct. 22, 1817, the second of nine children of George and Janet Cameron, who left Scotland with their family in 1834, and came to America, settling in the Western district of Canada, where the mother died in 1838 and the father in 1848. Three of the children came to Indiana-- John settled in Richland Township, Steuben County, where he died in April, 1878. Donald came in 1842 and is living in Posey County, and our subject, who settled in Richland Township on section 8, in 1841, making a fine farm of 160 acres of wild timber. In 1864 he sold his farm in Richland Township and bought the home where he now lives, on section 29, Otsego Township. He was a poor man when he came to the county but by frugality and industry has accumulated a good property and is surrounded by all the comforts of life. He was married in March, 1843, to Sarah Carlin, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born Feb. 1, 1826, daughter of Robert and Sarah Carlin, who settled in Richland Township in 1841. To them have been born seven children. The eldest, Robert, died Nov. 16, 1866, in the twenty-third year of his age. The youngest died in infancy. Jane is the wife of Clay Lemmon; Juliet married John Fee; Sarah is the wife of Ralph Bullard; John is at home, and Maria Viola is the wife of N. Griffin.6 
Death* before 1900  7 
Biography 1920  From the History of Northeastern Indiana
Pgs 212-215
(excerpted from the bio of his son-in-law, Nathanial B. Griffin.)

In 1876 Mr. Griffin was united in marriage with Miss Viola Cameron, a daughter of William and Sarah (Carlin) Cameron, and they had two children : Luella, who died at the age of fourteen years, and Etta, who married Charles Crowl and has three children, Viola, Fred and Laurence. Mrs. Griffin died in 1906, and in 1909 Mr. Griffin was married to Mrs. Agnes Cook.

William Cameron, the father of the first Mrs. Griffin, was one of the prominent men of Steuben County, Indiana. He was born at Abernethy, Scotland October 23, 1817, he being the second of the nine children born to George and Janet Cameron, who came to the western district of Canada in 1834.

The mother survived the change but four years, dying in 1838, and in 1848, the father dying, three of the children, including William, came to Indiana, he settling in Richland Township, on 160 acres of land in section 8. John Cameron, a brother, also settled in Richland Township, Steuben County, but he died in 1878. Donald, the other brother, settled in Posey County, Indiana. In 1864 William Cameron sold his farm, which he had considerably improved, and bought another farm in section 29, Otsego Township. Although a poor man upon coming to Steuben County, through his industry and thrift he accumulated property and died a wealthy man. He was married in March, 1843, to Sarah Carlin, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, where she was born February 1, 1826, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Carlin, who settled in Richland Township in 1841. William Cameron and his wife became the parents of the following children: Robert, Jane, Juliet, Sarah, John, Maria, Viola and one who died in infancy.

(ed. Maria and Viola are one person, Maria Viola who married the subject of the bio, Nathaniel Griffin.)8 

Citations
  1. [S630] Steuben Co. INGenWeb, online http://www.ingenweb.org/insteuben, http://www.ingenweb.org/insteuben/obits/view/hall-jane.txt.
  2. [S1530] Hinkle Family Research, Cecelia Hinkle.
  3. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S630] Steuben Co. INGenWeb, online http://www.ingenweb.org/insteuben, http://www.ingenweb.org/insteuben/scibp/scbio/cameron-william.html.
  7. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S1487] IN, History of Northeast Indianaonline http://books.google.com/books?id=C9gyAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22robert+v+carlin%22+steuben+indiana&source=gbs_navlinks_s.


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