Helen Mar Cameron

1819–1890 (Age 71)
Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of Helen Mar

When Helen Mar Cameron was born on 2 May 1819, in Thurman, Thurman, Warren, New York, United States, her father, Duncan Cameron, was 45 and her mother, Margaret Griffing, was 31. She married Hiram Truesdell on 19 August 1840. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 December 1890, in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Helen Mar Cameron
Hiram Truesdell
Marriage: 19 August 1840
Mary E Truesdell
William G. Truesdell
Helen Cameron Truesdell
Ida C Truesdell
John H Truesdell

Spouse & Children

  • Female1819–1890Female

  • Hiram Truesdell


19 August 1840


  • Mary E Truesdell


  • William G. Truesdell


  • Helen Cameron Truesdell


  • Ida C Truesdell


  • John H Truesdell


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

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 27

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.

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