FOURTH GENERATION


14. Richard P. CAMERON was born on 20 Feb 1819 in Canada. He died on 6 May 1896 in Sterling, Arenac Co., MI. Richard Cameron, who was the head of the household for the Cameron family after moving from Canada to Michigan, participated in the formation of Adams Township (for Arenac County). An article by Cal Ennes entitled, "Litigation And Poverty Delayed Formation", states that on February 19, 1896, after a delay of nearly two years, a petition was signed by several people, including Emmanuel Klenk, Gottlieb Klenk, and Richard Cameron. The struggle to form Adams township was significant because Bay County resisted the loss of its territory to Arenac County all of the way to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Arenac County Death Record #618
Copy of Will dated April 30, 1896 estimates personal estate at $50 and real estate at $1,000. Witnessed by Duncan Cameron and Flora Cameron. To sons Donald and John R. P. Cameron jointly all personal property and Lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) in Block Six (6) according to the plat duly made and recorded of the Village of Sterling, County of Arenac and State of Michigan. Also the South East Quarter of the South West quarter (SE 1/4 of SW 1/4) Section Nineteen (19) North of Range Four (4) East containing Forty Acres of land. $1.00 each to son John, son Hugh, daughter Jessie Reed, daughter Joanna Keeny, and daughter Mary Ann. Richard and Nancy were First Cousins. Canadian census shows both born in Ontario (U.Can) but US census shows both born in Scotland. In 1850 they were in Cumberland, Russell, Ontario. They were near Buckingham, Quebec (pop. 1,186) for the Canadian 1861 Census (National Archives of Canada, Reel C-1303). 1871 Census shows them in L'Ange Jardin - Ottawa Centre Quebec on page 17 and 18. In 1861 they were living with Nancy's parents (listed as Allan, age 77, and Nancy, age 73) (Nancy was listed as Ann in this census) and Nancy's sister, Flora. In the 1880 census Richard, Nancy and their children were listed in Bay Co., and living in Pinconning, Enumeration District 28, Page 11 (also listed was Nancy's sister, Flora). Many dates are taken from a copy of the Family Bible provided by Cathy Powers Palm. The bible is in the possession of Barbara Powers Barnum.
Land Transactions: The transaction of the deed from Daniel Stowell, et al, and Richard Cameron began in the Province of Quebec on May 25, 1988 (on an Arenac County form) and recorded on April 14, 1891 by Harvey A. Chamberlain, Register of Deeds. Described as follows: A certain piece or parcel of Land situate and Being in the Township of Deep River County of Bay and State of Michigan which is known and descrived as follows to wit South East Quarter of the South West quarter (SE 1/4 of SW 1/4) Section Nineteen (19) in Township Nineteen (19) North of Range Four (4) East. Containing according to Government Survey thereof Forty (40) Acres Be the same more or less also the folowing Lots viz Lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) Block Six (6) Village of Sterling County of Bay and State of Michigan.
Nancy Cameron is listed as the head of household in Volume 4, Enumeration District 24, sheet 5, Line 30, Deep River Township, Arenac County, Michigan in 1900. With son Hugh, son Philip, sister Flora, son-in-law Frank Sawtelle, gd Eva and gd Jessie. (When did Julia Ann Lingo Sawtelle move in?)

15. Nancy CAMERON(photo) was born on 1 Jun 1823 in Ontario. She died on 24 Apr 1915 in Arenac Co., MI. Living with Frank Sawtelle prior to death according to Bessie Evans. Arenac County Death Record #8

Children were:

child i. Jane CAMERON was born on 6 Oct 1848. She died on 10 May 1882 in White Feather, Bay Co., MI.
child ii. Donald CAMERON was born on 24 Jan 1850 in Cumberland, Russell, Ontario. He died on 30 Apr 1932 in Flint, Genesee Co., MI. He was buried in Sterling, Arenac Co., MI. Also known as Daniel. Living at 1661 Beach Street in Flint for 16 years at the time of his death. In 1897 he married Anna CAMERON(1867-1941).
child iii. Mary Ann CAMERON was born on 16 Dec 1852. She died on 8 May 1924. Stayed In Buckingham, Quebec
child iv. John Allen CAMERON was born on 27 Nov 1854. He died on 23 Aug 1917. Moved to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
child v. Colin CAMERON was born on 25 Jun 1855. He died on 24 Apr 1889.
child vi. Jessie CAMERON was born on 8 Jan 1857. She died on 21 May 1918.
child vii. Richard P. CAMERON was born on 3 Nov 1859. He died in May 1862.
child viii. Ewen (Hugh) CAMERON was born on 19 Jun 1860. He died on 23 Feb 1929. Was a batchelor, died of acute indigestion. Probate records included distribution of oil well rights to family members.
child ix. John Richard Philip CAMERON was born on 18 Jan 1863. He died on 8 Dec 1926 in Flint, Genesee Co., MI.  In 1911 he married Francis CASTLE( - )
child x. Joanna CAMERON was born on 18 Feb 1865. She died on 8 Feb 1947.
child7 xi. Flora CAMERON.

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