Ramage Family History

John Cameron, (Of Clunes)

Male 1725 - 1824  (99 years)


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  • Name John Cameron, (Of Clunes)  [1, 2
    Suffix (Of Clunes) 
    Born 1725  Lochiel Estate (Clunes Farm), Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1824  Cornwall, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Cameron Cemetery On Lot 6, Conc 4 Cornwall Twp, Ont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1072  Ramage | Ramage Line
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2012 

    Father Donald Cameron, (Of Clunes),   b. 1683, Clunes, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1753, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Grace Menzies,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet

    Family Lady Mary Cameron, (Of Glen Nevis),   b. 1739, Glen Nevis, Inverness-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1830, Cornwall, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1758  Fortingall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Mary Cameron of Glennevis eloped at fifteen years of age per letter

      possibly 27 Jan 1758, Fortingall per CLUNES, Dr Robert S. Cameron
    Children 
     1. Allan Cameron,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Janet Margaret Cameron,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Janet Cameron,   d. 1828
    +4. Christina Cameron,   d. 19 Jan 1853
    +5. Alexander Cameron,   b. 1764, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Nissouri, Onterio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Donald Cameron,   b. 1769, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, On Lot 21, Conc. 4 Finch Township Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +7. Margaret Cameron,   b. 1775, Mayfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lochiel, Glengarry, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Grace Cameron,   b. 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Lieut. Col. John Cameron,   b. 3 May 1779, Mayfield, Mohawk Valley, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1862, Cornwall Twp, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Nancy Cameron,   b. 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Hugh Cameron,   b. 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. Susannah Cameron,   b. 1786, Cornwall Twp, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1846, Lochaber, Quebec Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F445  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Cameron's, MacLeods and the Loyalist Rose
    Cameron's, MacLeods and the Loyalist Rose

  • Notes 
    • After their marriage they lived in Glenmoriston Scotland
    • Margaret Cameron: John, was in the First Battalion of the KRRNY(King's Royal Regiment of New York). John Cameron had been a spy for Walter Sutherland(brother to Joseph Sutherland) during the American Revolution,for the British.

      "Province of Quebec Nov. 21 1785
      The bearer hereof Alex Cameron & John Cameron Loyalists being entitled to Two hundred acres of land by his Majesty's Instructions to the Governor of this Province, has drawn a Lot (No. 6) consisting of Two hundred Acres in the 4th Concession in part of the said Proportion, in the Seigneurie of No. 21 andhaving taken the oaths, and made and signed the Declaration required by the Instructions, he is hereby authorised to settle and improve the said Lot, without delay; and being settled thereon, he shall receive a Deed of Concession at the expiration of Twelve Months from the Date hereof."

      From the Loyalists In Ontario, Sons and Daughters of American Loyalists, Page 49: Cameron, John, West half 6/4 Cornwall Children requesting concessions: John of Cornwall, O.C. 9 July 1802 Susannah, m. John Cameron of Cornwall, O.C. 17 March 1804 Janet, m. Alexander McDonell of Cornwall. O.C. 12/Dec 1821 Allan of Cornwall. O.C. 10 May 1803

      THE CAMERON CEMETERY The half acre cemetery on Mr. Frank Cameron's farm, located on North McConnell Avenue (Cameron Road) is a perfect example of an abandoned resting place of early pioneers who settled this area. For more than a century the Cameron cemetery has been reserved as a burial plot, although no one has been interred there since the late 19th century. Evidence of early deeds stipulate that the land be retained for this purpose. The cemetery is situated on a grassy mound, surrounded by a cornfield, a peaceful little spot for the remains' of many of the settlers who developed the region. There are only two actual stones with inscriptions on them in the entire graveyard, and recently they have been placed back to back for the sake of preservation. The other grave marker's are simply field stones, so it is impossible to decipher the exact number of people buried there. Some of the local residents revealed bits and pieces of information about the cemetery - for example, it is believed that nine small children were buried together in the Cameron cemetery. Apparently, they all died within a few days of each other from diphtheria . The last person to be buried in the cemetery was Donald McLeod, sometime in the 1880's.

      INSCRIPTION ON CAMERON CEMETERY -TOMBSTONE

      Lieut. Col. JOHN CAMERON, Clunes
      BORN May 3, 1779
      DIED Jan. 29, 1862
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      also his Father
      JOHN CAMERON, Clunes, U.E.L.
      DIED May 10, 1824
      AGED 99 YEARS
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      also his Wife
      MARY CAMERON
      DIED Nov. 3, 1830
      AGED 91 YEARS
      She was of Glennevis
    • Attention descendants of John Cameron of Clunes and Mary Cameron of Glennevis of Lot 6 Concession 4 Cornwall Twp, ON.

      The purpose of this posting is to point out evidence establishing the age of Alexander Cameron, son of John Clunes Cameron and Mary Glennevis Cameron of lot 6 concession 4 Cornwall TWP, ON and to correct misinformation about that couple's son, Allan, reported in a chart in Duncan Darby MacDonald's compilation on the Camerons of Cornwall.

      Alexander Cameron of 6/4 Cornwall has been said by some to have been born in 1754, although no reference was ever cited to support that assertion. We now know that he was born in 1764 because he tells us that in Upper Canada Land Petition RG 1 L3, C 1651,1815/99/C1, 1/21. This 14 August 1815 petition is from Alexander Cameron of lot 6 concession 4 Cornwall, a Loyalist U. E., Ensign 1st Regiment Stormont Militia, was born in Inverness North Britain, aged 51, has resided in Province of Upper Canada 30 years and upwards. Asks to be granted lot 15 north side of 3rd Street in Town of Cornwall and is prepared to erect a dwelling on this lot. Petition was granted 19 February 1817 and was requested at Cornwall. This same Alexander was granted the east half of 6/4 (what is now Cornwall Twp) in 1785 at the same time his father, John Clunes Cameron was granted the west half. Alexander would have been 21 in 1785.

      The only Allan Cameron represented on McNiff's 1786 map of what later became called Cornwall TWP is Allan Cameron on the east half of lot 7 concession 4 Cornwall. This is immediately adjacent and to the west of John Clunes Cameron. Presumably this is the son, Allan, of John and Mary Cameron. It makes sense that he was a year younger than Alexander to have been 21 by 1786 to have been granted land.

      Duncan Darby MacDonald reported on a chart in his compilation that Allan Cameron, son of John and Mary of 6/4 Cornwall, settled in Finch TWP, ON, and married Ann McMillan 24 March 1808, he of Finch and she of Lancaster. The Rev. John Bethune did report this marriage, but this Allan Cameron was not the son of John and Mary. This Allan Cameron purchased 15/7 Finch from Ewen Cameron in 1812 and in 1813 purchased 9/6 Finch from John McMillan. 9/6 Finch was granted by the crown in 1806 to another Allan Cameron, late of Scammadale,Scotland, who sold it to John McMillan two years later. Allan Cameron and Ann McMillan had a son, Allan, born in Finch in 1813 according to Bethune. Subsequent children of this couple were born in Lochiel. Allan, as a Justice of the Peace, witnessed a document in Lochiel in 1825. He later moved to Cumberland, ON before moving to Templeton, QC in the 1840's. He was in Buckingham, QC in the 1860's-70. These movements are supported by a well documented paper trail containing his distinctive signature.

      Allan Cameron of Cornwall and his wife, Mary, were reported by John Bethune in 1790 to have had a daughter, Mary. In 1804 Bethune recorded the 5 July marriage of Allan Cameron of Cornwall widower and Jane McDonell of Charlottenburgh. Allan Clunes Cameron must have been dead by the spring of 1815 because there is a 25 April 1815 petition of Ann Cameron (Cumming) daughter of the late Allan Cameron of Cornwall, U. E. Loyalist. The 1816 will of John McDonell of Charlottenburgh leaves 50 pounds to his sister, Jane, widow of Allan Cameron. (This same will includes a 50 pound bequest to John's and Jane's sister, Janet Cameron, widow of Donald Cameron. This Donald was Allan Clunes Cameron's brother who died in Berwick,Finch in the spring of 1812 from injuries sustained in a log jam accident). It does not appear that Allan Clunes Cameron ever left Cornwall.

      A male line descendant of Allan Cameron/Ann McMillan who at one time owned 9/6 Finch has recently had a DNA study and has no match with that of male line descendants of John Clunes Cameron of 6/4 Cornwall, including one whose family still owns the original grant at the west half of 6/4 Cornwall. This is proof that Duncan Darby MacDonald was mistaken in his conclusion that a son, Allan, of John and Mary Cameron, had moved to Finch and had married Ann McMillan of Lancaster.

      Price Cameron
      March 03, 2011

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Duncan Hartley of www.cameron-site.com.

    2. [S18] Camerons of Cornwall Township, by Duncan MacDonald.

    3. [S102] Grave Marker.

    4. [S22] Margaret Cameron.