William James MacGregor Cameron

1821–1911 (Age 89)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of William James MacGregor

When William James MacGregor Cameron was born on 25 December 1821, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Duncan Cameron, was 48 and his mother, Margaret Griffing, was 33. He married Jane Elizabeth Gallup on 19 July 1855. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Johnsburg, Johnsburg, Warren, New York, United States in 1870. He died on 27 February 1911, at the age of 89, and was buried in Warren, New York, United States.

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William James MacGregor Cameron
Jane Elizabeth Gallup
Marriage: 19 July 1855
Marshall Cameron
Douglas Emmett Cameron
William M. Cameron
Jennie E. Cameron
John Duncan Cameron
Monteath Dewain Cameron
Roscoe E. Cameron
Jessie Cameron

Spouse & Children

19 July 1855


  • Marshall Cameron


  • Douglas Emmett Cameron


  • William M. Cameron


  • Jennie E. Cameron


  • Male1868–1947Male

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Sources (3)

  • William J Cameron, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William J Cameron, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm J Cameron, "United States Census, 1870"

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