Margaret Cameron

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Cameron was born on 26 December 1808, in Saint Clair Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Daniel Cameron, was 19 and her mother, Ann Kelly, was 30. She married Peter Shirts on 8 September 1831, in Saint Clair Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died in June 1849, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Peter Shirts
Margaret Cameron
Marriage: 8 September 1831
George Washington Shurtz
King Darius Shirts
Moroni Shirts
Don Carlos Shirts
Sariah Jane Shirts
Bassi Shirts
Sarah Ann Shirts
Margaret Shirts
Elizabeth Ann Shirts

Sources (20)

  • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Margaret Cameron
  • Margaret Cammeron, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994" (1831)
  • Margaret Cameron Shirts, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning


in the Highlands, it is usually a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + sròn ‘nose’.

in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

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