John Ratteray Cameron

1813–1866 (Age 53)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of John Ratteray

When John Ratteray Cameron was born on 17 May 1813, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Duncan Cameron, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Griffing, was 25. He married Emaline Dayton in 1839. He died on 15 December 1866, in Portville, Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Belfast, Belfast, Allegany, New York, United States.

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John Ratteray Cameron
1813–1866
Emaline Dayton
1818–1839
Marriage: 1839

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MARRIAGE
1839

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. 2. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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