CAMERON, JOHN, son of Charles Cameron and Martha Pfoutz, was born February 8, 1791, in the village of Maytown, Lancaster county, Pa. He received the ordinary education of the public schools of the town, and at an early age apprenticed to the trade of a tailor. He came to Harrisburg in 1816, where he started in business. Governor Shulze appointed him register and recorder of the county of Dauphin, January 17, 1824. He was frequently chosen member of the borough council of Harrisburg. He subsequently engaged in merchandizing, dealt largely in cattle, and became interested in the through stage lines. In 1837 he removed to Lancaster, retired from business, and died there May 7, 1841; buried at Harrisburg. Mr. Cameron was twice married -- first, to Catherine Hutman, daughter of Matthias Hutman, of Harrisburg, born September 1, 1796, died November 1, 1821; secondly, to Mary Shulze, of Myerstown, Lebanon county, a sister of Gov. John Andrew Shulze. He left a son and a daughter; the former died early, the latter became the wife of Dr. Muhlenberg, of Lancaster. Mr. Cameron was quiet and unobtrusive, an intelligent and enterprising business man.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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