Margaret Cameron

1808–1881 (Age 73)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Cameron was born on 2 June 1808, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, her father, Duncan Cameron, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Griffing, was 20. She married Michael Byrnes on 26 September 1841. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Athol, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States in 1850 and Warren, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 29 December 1881, at the age of 73, and was buried in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States.

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Margaret Cameron
Michael Byrnes
Marriage: 26 September 1841
Henry Byrnes
Henrietta Byrnes
Ann Elizabeth Byrnes
Robert Edward Byrnes
Sarah Burns
James Griffing Byrnes

Spouse & Children

  • Female1808–1881Female

  • Michael Byrnes


26 September 1841


  • Henry Byrnes


  • Henrietta Byrnes


  • Ann Elizabeth Byrnes


  • Robert Edward Byrnes


  • Sarah Burns


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

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 22

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.

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Byrns in household of Michel Byrns, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Margret Byrnes in household of Michal Byrnes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margarett Burns in household of Michael Burns, "United States Census, 1860"

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