Cameron    Descendants of Alexander Cameron

Generation No. 1

1.  ALEXANDER 1 CAMERON was born Bet. 1796 - 1799 in Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct, and died November 9, 1860 in possibly Priceville, Artemesia twp, Ont.  He married ANN * MCLEAN February 7, 1828 in Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct, daughter of NEIL * MCLEAN.  She was born Bet. 1801 - 1804 in Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct, and died After. 1871 in Ontario Canada?

More About ALEXANDER * CAMERON:
1841 census: age 40, Ag Laborer, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1851 census: Glenelg Grey Co Ont. age 52
1857 patent: Lot 22 Con 2 NDR Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1861 census: Con 2 Lot 22 NDR Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont., 1871 census: nil
Burial: Old Pioneer Cem Priceville Hiway 4 & Queens St Artemesia twp
Profession: Shoemaker Knocknafenaig, Mull
Profession 1851: yeoman
Religion: Church of Scotland/Baptist
Notes for ANN * MCLEAN:
Ann appears in the 1841 census of Knocknafenaig Mull, age 35, she appears in the 1861 with husband Alex in Grey Co of Ont., 1871 she is living with son John & Jannet as a widow age 67, daughter Mary and son Neil are also included in that household
More About ANN * MCLEAN:
1841 census # 41: age 35, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1851 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1861 census: with husband Alex in Grey Co, Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1871 census: widow, age 67, Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont. Living with son John Cameron & Jannet Beaton
Religion: Baptist
Children of ALEXANDER CAMERON and ANN MCLEAN are:

 i. MARGARET2 CAMERON, b. November 8, 1828, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct.

 ii. MARY CAMERON, b. February 7, 1831, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct.

Notes for MARY CAMERON:
Mary appears in the 1841 census of Knocknafenaig, 1861 census of Glenelg Grey Co Ont. age 26, 1871 as 38 living with brother John & Janet Cameron & mother Ann age 67

More About MARY CAMERON:
1841 census: age 10, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1861 census: age 26, Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1871 census: age 38, Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont. living with bro. John Cameron & Janet Beaton
 iii. NEIL CAMERON, b. April 16, 1833, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct; d. March 20, 1911, Priceville, Artemesia twp, Ont.

Notes for NEIL CAMERON:

He appears in the 1900 census for Bottineau ND.  Old Pioneer Cem Priceville Hiway 4 & Queens St Artemesia twp headstone lists date of birth as Apr 24 1837 he died of pneumonia. Witness by Donald McCormack.

More About NEIL CAMERON:
1841 census: age 8, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1851 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont. (Bunessan)
1861 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1861 living on: Con 2 Lot 23 NDR
1867 patent: Lot 23 Con 2 NDR Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1871 census: Glenelg with John & Jannet Cameron
1900 census: Bottineau ND
Burial: Old Pioneer Cem Priceville Hiway 4 & Queens St Artemesia twp
Death certificate states: b Apr 24 1837 living on Con 1 Lot 20 NDR
Religion: C of Scotland/Presbyterian
 iv. ANGUS CAMERON, b. June 1, 1835, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct; m. ELIZABETH FRIEL.
Notes for ANGUS CAMERON:
Pg. 348 A History of Glenelg twp, Concession book

CONCESSION 5, NORTH DURHAM ROAD
Lot 4, Concession 5 NDR

This farm was first settled in the early 1850's by William Jamieson. In 1868 Angus Cameron purchased Lot 4 and twenty-eight years later in 1896 the Crown Deed was registered in his name. He and his wife Elizabeth (Friel) had a family of two daughters, Annie and Agnes, and two sons Allister and Harold.

In 1898 the farm was sold to John McArthur; later his son Archibald took over ownership and built the present house and addition to the main barn. The McArthurs, were one of the first in this area to operate a sawing machine to cut wood. They also made a snow plough with which they ploughed the roads in winter, especially the Fourth and Second Concession E.G.R. This was a service to their neighbors.

In 1940 Archie sold Lot 4 Concession 5, to his brother John C McArthur who with his wife Jessie, had moved from Alberta, In 1948 after John's death, the farm was sold to Patrick Haley and his wife Phyllis (Koebel). They had a family of five sons and five daughters, Maurice. Gregory, Marie, Paul, Catherine, Gerard, Anne, John, Rosemary and Patricia.

In 1980, two sons, Paul and Gerard, became the owners. The barn was remodeled, A new stable for dairy cows was built, and also a silo and other improvements were made.

Paul and Gerard are the fifth generation descendants of the late Nicholas Haley, an early pioneer of Concession 6, Glenelg Township.

More About ANGUS CAMERON:
1841 census: age 6, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1898 crown patent: Con 5 Lot 4 NDR Glenelg
Glenelg history: Pg. 348, Lot 4 Con 5 NDR
1868 Purchased: Lot 4 Con 5 NDR Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.

 v. JOHN A CAMERON, b. May 10, 1837, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct; d. July 17, 1920, Kramer, Bottineau Co ND; m. JESSIE BEATON, November 3, 1868, Glenelg Grey Co Ont.; b. 1845, Sct; d. 1927, Kramer Whitby twp, Bottineau Co ND.
Notes for JOHN A CAMERON:
John in Ontario 1845 to Bottineau in 1894, filed naturalization papers Jul 18 1898, 1900 census Bottineau ND

Oral family history by Anne Richardson as dictated to her daughter Olive Richardson Flaherty ca 1950 US Naturalization application filed in Bottineau Co ND.

Cameron John, 28, Glenelg, Scotland, s/o Alex & Ann (McLean) married 3 Nov 1868 Jessie Beaton, 24, Glenelg, Scotland, d/o Angus & Jessie (McGilvery),

More About JOHN A CAMERON:
1841 census: age 4, Knocknafenaig, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull
1851 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1861 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1871 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
1894: To Bottineau ND
1900 census: Bottineau ND
Burial: Oak Creek Cem
Naturalization: July 18, 1898, filed naturalization papers
Religion: Presbyterian

More About JESSIE BEATON:
1871 census: Glenelg, Grey Co. Ont.
Burial: Oak Creek Cem
Religion: Presbyterian
 vi. ELIZABETH MACLEANE * CAMERON, b. November 27, 1839, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct; d. January 22, 1924, Durham, Bentinck twp, Grey Co Ont.; m. JOHN ANGUS * MCARTHUR, January 5, 1869, Priceville, ONT; b. September 11, 1838, Tireragan, Kilfinchen, Isle of Mull, Sct; d. January 31, 1909, Durham, Bentinck twp, Grey Co Ont.
Notes for ELIZABETH MACLEANE * CAMERON:
McArthur John, 28, Glenelg, Scotland, s/o James & Jessie (McLean), married 5 Jan 1869 Elizabeth McLean???????????, 26, Glenelg, Scotland, d/o Alexander & Ann (McLean)

PIONEER OF GLENELG DIED ON TUESDAY Mrs. John McArthur passed away after a long illness. Jan 22, 1924. A highly esteemed resident of Glenelg passed away on Tuesday Jan 22nd, in the person of Mrs. John McArthur, who died at the age of 81 years, after an illness of several months.  The deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cameron, was born in Mull, Scotland, in 1840 at the age of 2 years came to Canada with her parents.

About 55 years ago she was married to the late John McArthur, and began homemaking on Lot 4, Concession 4, Glenelg where she remained to the time of her death, with the exception of a short residence in Durham, where her husband died in 1909. The union resulted in a family of 10 children 6 sons and 4 daughters. The deceased was a good neighbor and a model wife and mother, devoted to her home, and a devoted member of the Baptist Church.
 The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the residence in Glenelg, and the interment took place in Durham.

More About ELIZABETH MACLEANE * CAMERON:
Burial: Durham, Cem

Notes for JOHN ANGUS * MCARTHUR:

Copied from the Review, Durham, Ont. dated February 4, 1909

Died January 31, 1909

    Obituary

 MR JOHN McARTHUR

 Surely the grim messenger of death is more active than usual this winter; the voice of weeping is heard in the land, and many are the homes that have their vacant chair. Very startling was the news that got around on Monday morning that the above gentleman was dead. So recently on our streets, so little likely, -humanly speaking-to be called, his removal is a reminder of a man's frail estate. He was around on the day of his death took supper with his family about as usual and shortly after was stricken by heart failure and died about 11 p.m.
 Mr. McArthur was born about 68 years ago in Argyleshire, Scotland and came to Canada with his parents in 1849. They were three years in Vaughn, and then moved to Con 4, N D R., Glenelg where his father took up land. Here he was married in 1869 by the late Rev. Robt. McIntyre, to Elizabeth Cameron sister of Mr. Angus Cameron of Durham, and of Neil and John A Cameron, Dakota, and to them were born a large family of six sons and four daughters. The sons are Neil of N.D., at present at home, Alex, Hugh and John in Alberta, Jas. and Archie on the homestead. The daughters are Mrs. Duncan McLean, Aberdeen, Flora in N.D., and Maggie at home. One daughter Mrs. Wes Williams died a few years ago. These with the widowed mother will mourn deeply the loss of a loving husband and father.
 Deceased was one of a well-known family of five brothers, Hugh and Duncan of Glenelg, Neil in Alberta, and Chas. in Durham, the latter now and for some time back in poor health.
  A few years ago he bought property in Durham, and only recently came here to live. In Glenelg where his life was spent, and in Durham more recently he endeared himself as a neighbor and friend. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, in politics a Reformer, and genial and companionable to a degree. About a week before his death he sat in our office discussing various things, but no shadow of the tomb visible upon him.
 The funeral on Tuesday was marked by a large attendance of old and new neighbors, who listened to an impressive discourse by deceasedís, pastor Rev. Mr. Newton, on "He being dead yet speaketh." Then the cortege to the grave in Durham cemetery, and the journey of "another fellow traveler" was over.
 

More About JOHN ANGUS * MCARTHUR:
1841 census: age 2, Tireragan Mull
1861 census: Glenelg Grey Co Ont. age 19
Burial: Durham, Cem
Lived on: Con 4 Lot 4 NDR
Probated will: Durham
Purchased: Con 4 Lot 5 from Angus Cameron in 1898
Religion: Baptist? 1861 U. Presbyterian
 

 vii. ARCHIBALD CAMERON, b. April 15, 1842, Knocknafenaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Sct.

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