This is a history of our Cameron ancestors and primarily the life of an extraordinary man, William Cameron, whose life and accomplishments has effected countless generations of descendants. A thinker whose keen mind and development of patents in the can making machinery industry led to his being profiled for his contributions in a publication as one of the leading 8,000+ Scots worldwide. A young laddy who from a humble beginning as the son of a croft farmer and with only elementary school education emigrated to America where he developed a company that was the leader in it's industry and who at his death was president of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society to help and serve all Scots. A person, with gracious manner who strove always to be the best in person and attainments. One whose gentle being never uttered an unkind word or vile epithet and whose fore-site and care has left us with with many enduring memories and associations that have effected countless lives. It is to this personality, William Cameron, that we dedicate this history of Our Cameron Family and succeeding generations to provide an on going record of our proud Scottish heritage.
Researching the history of our Cameron family was first initiated by Margaret (Mae) Ann Mackie, the daughter of Margaret Ann Cameron Mackie in a desire to find out more about the history of the Mackie family. This interest in checking on the Mackie family simulated her niece, Diana Mackie, and evolved into researching all our Cameron ancestry. Diana in her position with a large drug corporation was stationed in London. There she along with Mae were able to make a number of trips to the Parishes, Churches and locations where our Cameron ancestors lived. The resulting record searches plus checking Ship Manifest, census records and correspondence with Camerons worldwide, built up a history of our ancestors which is still on going as we delve deeper into our past. We owe a great debt of gratitude and thanks to Diana and Mae for their time and money spent.
Sharing this interest with Diana was her uncle, Robert K. Cameron, the youngest son of William Cameron. The fabulous history of his father plus recording of his own and siblings history led Robert to create the Cameron History website to document all the research of Diana, Mae Mackie and his own, plus that of Stevens Baggs, a researcher for Bonnie Barrett, daughter of Jean Cameron Kenlay, in a history that can be shared and added too by all our future namesakes.
Diana J. Mackie will be taking over administering this website for Robert K. Cameron once he is finished. If you have information that you would like to add to this site, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org