*Joseph Howard Cameron
born 1773 Virginia
died after 1870 Missouri
*Joseph Howard Cameron
born 1752 Wellsville, Virginia (now West Virginia)
died 1862 Missouri
(end of information)
*Susannah wife of Joseph Howard Cameron
born 1796 Tennessee (or Germany?)
(end of information)
David Cameron born 1831 Tennessee
*Eliza Jane Cameron
born 27 September 1833 middle Tennessee probably Davidson County
died 27 May 1917 Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma
buried Flynn Cemetery, Lincoln County, Oklahoma
biographical and/or anecdotal:
JOSEPH HOWARD CAMERON
Joseph Howard Cameron's ancestors lived in Scotland.
Joseph's second wife, Susannah, was - German and could not speak English.
The last child of this marriage was a daughter named Eliza "Jane".
Census Record 1850, Cocke County, Tennessee, District No. 11, Aug.30, 1E
Household No. Name Sex Occupation Birthplace
#76 Cameron, Joseph 77 Farmer Virginia
Susanah 56 Tennessee
David 19 Tennessee
Jane 16 Tennessee
Tirimons, Eliza 22 F Tennessee
From the above census records one would assume *Joseph Cameron and his wife, *Susannah,
had two children living at home in 1850 David, 19 years old and *Jane, 16 years old.
Both the mother and children were born in Tennessee.
The Camerons traveled by ox team to Saline County, Missouri in 1852.
*Jane did not make the trip at this time as she had married *Andrew J. Pruitt,
and they, with two sons, made the journey at a later date.
The 1830 (Tennessee) census records, under the head of Joseph Cameron,
lists family members but no names.
One male, among others, 100 years plus went with them to Missouri.
Whether he was a father, uncle, or just a friend is not stated.
An old family story says Howard Cameron drove an ox team from
Tennessee to Missouri at the age of 100.
When 107 he was thrown from his horse and broke his leg.
He lived three more years in a wheel chair and passed away when 110 years and 8 days old.
It's possible that this story applies to the older man living in the Cameron household as the last
census record for *Joseph Howard Cameron lists his age as 93 years and that he lived in Saline.
notes or source:
Family Group Sheet, Marie Cunningham
1850 Census Cock County Tennessee District 11 Household #76
CAMERON Joseph 77 M VA Farmer I
76-699 Susannah 56 F TN
David 19 M TN S
Jane 16 F TN S
TIMMONS, Eliza 22 F TN
William P. Gillett lived in Jefferson Co., TN 2/15/1839; also 1840 and 1846 in Cocke Co., TN. (next to a Joseph Cameron).
Camron, Joseph page 273 household 836
page 263 of the 1840 cocke co., TN census:
1839 Tax List Cocke Co. Dist. 7
CAMERON, Joseph $46
I have located a Joseph Cameron age 93 b. VA and a Susan Cameron age 65 b.
TN in the 1860 Saline County, MO census. They are living in the household
of T.H. Cameron, age 38 b. Tenn and Nancy Cameron, age 36 b. MO and their
children. I located this same family in the 1850 census listed as Tellman
A. H. Cameron, however, Joseph and Susan were not in the household. In the
Saline County, MO marriage records there is a Howard Cameron that married
Nancy Thornton on November 7, 1844 which could be the T H and Nancy of this household.
I do not have anything on pre Joseph. Well except for the following which
came from Perry Gross, a researcher on the Thornton line in Saline County
which is pretty vague:
"The Camerons were associated with the Thornton's in SC during the
Revolutionary War and both families were more than likely Loyalists and
definitely served in the British Army during the revolution. John Thornton
had a son named Daniel and one of his daughters married a son of Alexander
Cameron of SC. Alexander Cameron left SC with John and Thomas Thornton in
abt. 1785. They went to Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada and then on to New
Brunswick,Canada at St. John. They then came back apparently to SC as John
wife Mary had a son Daniel born in Charleston, SC in March 1788. Alexander
took an oath of Allegiance to the United States in May of 1788. The
families then apparently moved to eastern TN. And from there moved to
Saline county, MO.
I have seen one of the Cameron bibles dating from 1835 and it is still in
Saline county, MO."
I visited Marshall and there was not a trace of Joseph in the Probate or
Cemetery records. I did find a family group sheet on Tillman A. Howard
Cameron which was compiled by the Saline County Genealogical Society. It
indicates his mother as Susannah Lowrey and father as Joseph Cameron. You
will recall Joseph and Susan were in his household in the 1860 census.
There was also a sheet on John Cameron and wife Mary Clark which indicates
they did not emigrate until 1872.
Mary Clark 2/14/1817
All born in Tenn all could be siblings.