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McCAMMON, JAMES, of scotch ancestry, was a native of the county Down Ireland, born about 1778. He was educated at Edinburgh, and received his degree of doctor of medicine at the university of that city. He subsequently served two years in the London Hospital, under that celebrated physican, Dr. Fordyce. He came to the United States about 1804, and located at Newville, in Cumberland county, where he had a very general and extensive practice. In September, 1811, he removed to Middletown, where his brother John resided and was postmaster---at that period a preferable field to the CumberlandValley---and was very successful. He died at Middletown on the 7th of November, 1815, and was buried in the old Presbyterian graveyard on High street, in that borough. He left a wife and three children, who afterwards removed to Zanesville, Ohio. Dr. McCammon was a skillful surgon, and ranked high in his profession. Socially he was agreeable in conversation and of refined manners.


Dorothy Bumbaugh

Sidney, Indiana page 353-354