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Hugh Cameron

Hugh, son of Alexander Cameron, was born near Sheppardstown, Virginia, in 1792, died in June, 1866. He was a farmer and shoemaker. During the war of 1812 he served in the American army, assisting in the defense of Baltimore as one of the garrison of Fort McHenry, After the war he went to Western Pennsylvania, settling in Fayette county, where he followed his trade and operated a farm, He and wife were both members of the Methodist Protestant church.

He married Jane White, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in 1804, died 1888, daughter of George and Nancy White, both born in Ireland, he the scion of a wealthy Irish family. On coming to the United States he settled in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He served in the war of 1812 and died in the army. Their children: Phoebe Jane, married Charles King, of Uniontown; Margaret J., married Peter Stillwagon, a farmer of Fayette county; George, a blacksmith of Connellsville; Mary, married William Jones; Jane, married Hugh Cameron. After the death of George White his widow married (second) William Larimer, a farmer.

Children of Hugh and Jane Cameron: 1. George W., married Jemima Griffith, and lives in North Union township, Fayette county, at the great age of ninety years. 2. Alexander C., married Sarah B. Miller, and lived in Dunbar township. 3. Sophia, married George Devan, deceased. 4. William L., died aged twenty-two years.

5. Hugh (2), married Albina Secrist; he served in the war between the states as second lieutenant, One Hundred and Forty-second Regiment, 142nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

6. James, moved to Kansas. 7. Albert S., married Artimetha Brown, and lived in Connellsville. 8. Daniel Keller, of whom further. 9. Charles, died aged eight years. 10. Nancy A., married John H. Martin and moved to Johnson county, Indiana, where he was county superintendent of schools. 11. Mary Martin Pope, of Dunbar. 12. Eliza, married Miller Dunaway. 13. Margaret A., married J. T. Dobson. 14. Phoebe, living in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, unmarried.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.