From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 818


William Cameron was born in Abernethy, Scotland, Oct. 22, 1817, the second of nine children of George and Janet Cameron, who left Scotland with their family in 1834, and came to America, settling in the Western district of Canada, where the mother died in 1838 and the father in 1848.  Three of the children came to Indiana-- John settled in Richland Township, Steuben County, where he died in April, 1878.  Donald came in 1842 and is living in Posey County, and our subject, who settled in Richland Township on section 8, in 1841, making a fine farm of 160 acres of wild timber.  In 1864 he sold his farm in Richland Township and bought the home where he now lives, on section 29, Otsego Township.  He was a poor man when he came to the county but by frugality and industry has accumulated a good property and is surrounded by all the comforts of life.  He was married in March, 1843, to Sarah Carlin, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born Feb. 1, 1826, daughter of Robert and Sarah Carlin, who settled in Richland Township in 1841.  To them have been born seven children.  The eldest, Robert, died Nov. 16, 1866, in the twenty-third year of his age.  The youngest died in infancy.  Jane is the wife of Clay Lemmon; Juliet married John Fee; Sarah is the wife of Ralph Bullard; John is at home, and Maria Viola is the wife of N. Griffin.


Submitted by Kim Davoli