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Here is another note from Glenna Jamieson;

Dr. Choné Oliver wrote of Mrs. Ballantyne in 1939 when she was home on furlough from India and visiting London, Ontario and Westminster. Dr. Oliver was staying with Roy Pickell and his wife Jennie Grieve.

"October 2, 1939:"Mrs. Ballantyne widow of a former minister was here. Almost blind from cataracts. Her friend Mrs. Grieve (daughter?) called for her, a fine looking woman. She is pres. of the W. M. S."

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1871 CENSUS -- Newburgh, Fife

High Street (#100 on schedule)

John Glass Head widower age 47 labourer born Newburgh Fife
Johnstone Glass son unmarr. 20 Salmon fisher born Newburgh
Elisabeth Glass dau. unmarr. 22 linen weaver born Newburgh
Betsy Brabner grandaughter age 1 born Newburgh
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Upon searching above info I found the following

Betsy Brabner is Betsy Glass born 26 Mar 1870 in Newburgh, Fife
Her father not named, her mother Elisabeth Glass C114501
also found
John Glass born 4 Jun 1874, Newburgh, Fife
His father not named, his mother Elisabeth Glass C114501
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For Census info see
Jeannie Carmichael's notes page

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During the 1840's no less than five of the children of Donald Cameron and Margaret Fraser move to Sydenham and St. Vincent Townships, Grey County, from Stormont County with their families. Many of these Camerons made this trip together. In a 1942 newspaper article, [1] describing pioneer life in Sydenham Township, Dougald MacGregor, son of Flora Cameron (Mrs. Donald MacGregor), states that his mother came to Sydenham Township as a girl from eastern Ontario and that "there were three families of close relatives in the little party, which made its way by foot the many weary miles." Dougald MacGregor also states that his grandfather (Donald Cameron Jr.) was a farmer and timber merchant in eastern Ontario, but decided to leave his farm and move to Grey County when he became discouraged by his losses in the lumber trade. Another indication that the cause for the move to Grey County was the poor condition of the lumber trade can be found in a letter dated January 23, 1847, from Donald AEneas MacDonell of St. Andrew's West, Cornwall Township, Stormont County tto the Crown Lands Department [2]. This letter was intended to support the location of the west half of lot 3 concession C Sydenham Township in the name of William Cameron, the younger, who was under age. William wa a son of John Cameron and his wife Isabella MacPhail. According to this letter, " the father of the said William Cameron resided in this neighbourhood, a very respectable man but like many others engaged in the uncertain trade of lumber, was unfortunate and went to Sydenham to better his condition."

We can tell by this letter that the Camerons were settled in Grey County by 1847. However, it is difficult to say exactly when the Camerons moved to Grey. According to the obituary for Flora Cameron (Mrs. Donald MacGregor) [3] her family moved to Sydenham Township in 1843. However an account dated August 31, 1843, listing the settlers located in Sydenham Township by John Telfer, Crown Lands Agent, does not refer to any Camerons. [4] Charles Cameron and his wife Jane Cameron had their daughter Jane baptized on Nov 29, 1843 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew's West ]. This is the last baptism recorded in the St. Andrew's Register [5] relating to a member of one of the Cameron families which moved to Grey County, although there were a number of such baptisms recorded in this register before this date. Charles Cameron sold his farm in Roxborough Township, Stormont County in July 1844 [6] and his brother John sold his farm in Roxborough Township in May 1845. [7] The last marriage for a member of one of these Cameron families which is recorded in the St. Andrew's Register took place on August 3, 1845 [8]. This was the marriage of Nancy Cameron, daughter of John Cameron and isabella MacPhail, to James Campbell. Nancy and James did not move to Grey County but made their home in Stormont County where they raised a family. Whether or not Nancy's parents, brothers and sisters left Stormont County before or after this marriage took place is not know. According to the death certificate for John Cameron, son of John Cameron and Isabella MacPhail, he was born in Sydenham Township in May 1846.

DONALD CAMERON AND HIS WIFE MARGARET FRASER, UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS

Donald (Daniel} Cameron's claim for losses [9] suffered as a result of the American Revolution, indicates that he was a native of Scotland, came to America in 1773, and settled in Tyron County, Province of New York. He lived on the farm of his father, Angus Cameron, who was a tenant on Sir John Johnson's land [10] . Donald Cameron joined the First Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York, under Sir John Johnson, at the start of the War in 1776; but he later transferred to the First Battalion of the 84th Regiment, known as "The Highland Emigrants". He served till the end of the War. Donald's claim for losses was heard by the Loyalist Commissioners in Montreeal on January 28, 1788, and the witness to his claim was his father Angus Cameron.

Angus Cameron's claim for losses [11] indicates that Angus was a native of Scotland, came to America in 1773, and settled in Johnson's Bush in Tyron County. Angus Cameron joined the King's Royal Regiment of New York in 1777 and served till the end of the War.

Donald Cameron married Margaret Fraser in 1781 while he was with the 84th Regiment. The marriage was performed by the Rev. John Bethune, chaplain for the Regiment. [ 12] Margaret Fraser was a daughter of Donald Fraser who was also a private in the First Battalion of the 84th Regiment. Donald Fraser's claim for losses [13] indicates that he wa a native of Scotland, came to America in 1775, settled in Tyron County, and had six acres cleared on Colonel Butler's son's lands when the War started. Donald Fraser and his son William joined the King's Royal Regimentt of New York under Sir John Johnson at the start of the War and later transferred to the First Battalion of the 84th. They were taken prisoners in 1778 by the rebels, and spent sixteen months in a gaol in New England, when they escaped and rejoined their regiment. After the War Donald Fraser and his son William, lived on lot 15 concession 5, Cornwall Township, Stormont County.

As a military claimant Donald Cameron was granted the following lands; lot 35 concession 4 Roxborough Township, Stormont County: the westerly three-quarters of lot 7 concession 9, Cornwall Township: and the east half of lot 16 concession 5 Cornwall Township. [14]. Donald Cameron and his family lived on the east half of lot 16 concession 5 Cornwall Towhship; next to the Frasers, until around the turn of the century when they moved to Roxborough Township to live. This is indicateed by an examination of the register for baptisms for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Charlottenburgh Township, Glengarry County. When Donald and Margaret's daughter Anne was baptized in 1796 the family was living in Cornwall Township, but by the time their son Alexander was baptized in 1803 they were living in Roxborough Township. Donald Cameron purchased lot 6 concession 1 Roxborough Township in 1819 [ 15] and he was living there at the time of his death in 1822. Donald Cameron must have died some time between April 20, 1822 the date he conveyed the west half of lot 35 concession 4 Roxborough Township [16 ] and July 12, 1822, the date of an executors deed [17 ] affecting the west half of lot 6 concession 1, Roxborough Township. This executors deed indicates that Margaret Fraser Cameron survived her husband.

The following is a list of the children of Donald Cameron and Margaret Fraser. We are not sure this is a complete list nor are we sure the children are listed in the correct order. However we do know from Donald Cameron's will [18 ] that Angus was the eldest son and that Archibald wa the youngest son.

Angus Cameron married Mary MacMillan
Charles Cameron married Jane Cameron
Marjory Cameron married John MacLeod
Donald Cameron married Lucy MacMillan
William Cameron married Margaret MacPhail
Anne Cameron married John MacMillan
John Cameron married Isabella MacPhail
Alexander Cameron married Emily MacPhail
Archibald Cameron

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[1] "Dougald MacGregor's Father Felled His First Rock Elms in Sydenham 100 Years Ago", Owen Sound Sun-Times, January 17, 1942, p.9
[2] Letter dated January 23, 1847, from D. AE. MacDonell, Esq., addressed to T. Bouthillier, Crown Lands Department, Montreal. Township Papers for Sydenham Township (lot 3 concession C), Ontario Archives
[3] Owen Sound Sun, December 11, 1914, p.7
[4] Letter dated September 4, 1842, by John Telfer to A. N. Morin, Commissioner of Crown Lands, accompanied by a statistical account dated August 31, 1843, for the Owen Sound Settlement, Northern Division. Owen Sound Settlement Papers, Ontario Archives
[5] St. Andrew's R. C. Church Register, Vol II, p. 139
[6] Deeds for Stormont County, No. 4042, Book L, p. 141, registered August 7, 1844
[7] Deeds for Roxborough Township, No. 11, Book A. p. 9, registered May 10, 1847
[8] St. Andrew's R. C. Church Register, Vol II, p. 167
[9] Claims for Losses, 1904 Archives Report, No. 1068
[10] Sir John Johnson's Rent Roll of the Kingsborough Patent
[11] Claims for Losses, 1904 Archives Report, No. 1054
[12] Register for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Charlottenburg Township, Glengarry County.
[13] Claims for Losses, 1904 Archives Report, No. 1070
[14] Copy of the letter dated January 28, 1796, by J. Farrand, Clerk of the Peace for the Eastern District, Township Papers for Roxborough Township {lot 35 concession 4}, Ontario Archives
[15] Deeds for Stormont County, No. 615, Book F, p. 234 registered Jan 26, 1820
[16] Deeds for Stormont County, No. 805, Book F, p. 398 registered May 3, 1822
[17] Deeds for Stormont County, No. 839, Book F, p. 427 registered Aug 2, 1822
[18] Deeds for Stormont County, No. 833, Book F, p. 423 registered July 31, 1822