McCAMMON, John
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McCAMMON, JOHN, of Middletown, was born in the county of Down, Ireland, about the year 1774, and emigrated to the United States when about seventeen years of age. He resided a short time in Chester county, from whence he came to Middletown, where he followed his trade of stone-mason. He married there and afterwards kept the principal hotel and stage office on Main street, near Center square. When General Lafayette, on his visit to America, in 1824-25, passed through Middletown on his way to Harrisburg, he and his escort dined at the house of Mr. McCammon. Mr. McCammon was appointed postmaster early in 1803, and continued to hold the office until December 24, 1829, a period of nearly twenty-seven years. He died July 24, 1838, aged sixty-four years, and was buried in the old Presbyterian graveyard in Middletown. Two of Mr. McCammon's daughters served lengthened terms as postmistresses, Mrs. Catharine A. Stouch and Mrs. Rachel C. McKibbin, making in all a period of about forty-seven years for the family as postmasters. Mr. McCammon was a consistent member of the Paxtang Presbyterian church.