From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 668


John Cameron, deceased, was born in Scotland, Dec. 21, 1814, and died at his home in Richland Township, Steuben Co., Ind., April 4, 1878.  He came to the United Stated in 1833, and located near Toledo, Ohio, where he was married in February, 1841, to Mary Carlin, and the following June they came to Steuben County, Ind.  He bought three quarter-sections of land in Richland Township, where he lived till his death.  His widow still lived on the old homestead.  For thirty-seven years they shared each others joys and sorrows, hardships and pleasures, each doing the work allotted and together made a home for their children.  Mr. Cameron was for many years a member of the United Brethren church at Metz.  He was held in high esteem by his fellow-citizens, and was three times elected Trustee of the township.  He served as Justice of the Peace 12 or 15 years.  He was elected County Commissioner in 1874 and re-elected in 1876.  Upright and perfectly reliable in all his business transactions, he was honored and esteemed by all who knew him.  His family consisted of nine children, eight of whom are living.


Submitted by Kim Davoli