Sarah Cameron

1828–1904 (Age 76)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Cameron was born on 15 January 1828, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, her father, Duncan Cameron, was 54 and her mother, Margaret Griffing, was 39. She married William Dow in July 1850. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 September 1904, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Cameron
William Dow
Marriage: July 1850
George W. Dow
Charles Dow
Nellie Julia Dow
Neil Dow
Jennie Dow
Henry S Dow
Duncan Dow
James Dow

Spouse & Children

  • Female1828–1904Female

  • William Dow


July 1850


  • George W. Dow


  • Charles Dow


  • Nellie Julia Dow


  • Neil Dow


  • Jennie Dow


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Sarah Dow in household of William Dow, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Sarah Dow in household of William Dow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Dow in household of William Dow, "United States Census, 1880"

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