DESCENDANTS OF JOHN MERCHANT CAMERON
Contributed by: John Maxwell, Fruita, Colorado &
James Cameron Connah, Sandy Springs, Georgia
Posted August 14, 2005. Revised April 11, 2008. Myrtle Bridges
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN MERCHANT1 CAMERON was born in Scotland. He married MARGARET MUNROE in Scotland.
Notes for JOHN MERCHANT CAMERON:
He emigrated from Scotland to Moore County, NC about 1775, a merchant and a millwright.
Children of JOHN CAMERON and MARGARET MUNROE are:
2. i. NEILL2 CAMERON, b. Abt. 1785, NC; d. Abt. 1865, Moore County, NC.
3. ii. HUGH CAMERON, b. Scotland, UK.
iii. DANIEL CAMERON.
4. iv. ANGUS CAMERON.
v. DUNCAN CAMERON.
vi. LAUGHLIN CAMERON, m. ANN JOHNSON.
Notes for ANN JOHNSON:
5. vii. ALLEN CAMERON.
6. viii. PHIL CAMERON.
ix. JOHN CAMERON, m. POLLIE JOHNSON.
x. JANIE CAMERON.
Generation No. 2
2. NEILL2 CAMERON (JOHN MERCHANT1) was born Abt. 1785 in NC, and died Abt. 1865 in Moore County, NC.
He married MARY 'POLLY' WORTHY, daughter of JOHN WORTHY and ELIZABETH RIDDLE. She was born Abt. 1790 in
Moore County, NC.
Notes for NEILL CAMERON:
He lived on Governor's Creek near the border of present Moore and Lee Counties.
Children of NEILL CAMERON and MARY WORTHY are:
i. NANCY3 CAMERON.
7. ii. JOHN WORTHY CAMERON, b. July 27, 1812, Moore County, NC; d. 1866, Richmond County, NC.
8. iii. MARGARET 'PEGGY' CAMERON, b. Abt. 1815, Moore County, NC; d. Aft. June 29, 1860.
9. iv. WILLIAM PITT CAMERON, b. 1824; d. 1893.
3. HUGH2 CAMERON (JOHN MERCHANT1) was born in Scotland, UK. He married KATTIE MCDOUGALD.
Notes for HUGH CAMERON:
He was known as 'Sugarfoot'.
Children of HUGH CAMERON and KATTIE MCDOUGALD are:
i. LAUGHLIN3 CAMERON.
Notes for LAUGHLIN CAMERON:
He never married.
ii. DANIEL CAMERON, m. LETHIE BUIE.
iii. SALLIE CAMERON, m. LILLIS GIBBS.
4. ANGUS2 CAMERON (JOHN MERCHANT1) He married KATTIE CAMERON, daughter of DANIEL CAMERON and UNKNOWN.
Notes for ANGUS CAMERON:
Angus and Kattie lived on a farm where they raised 8 children not far from Cameron, NC. They lived in the
area of Gum Swamp and Barbecue Creek. (Source: John A. Maxwell)
Children of ANGUS CAMERON and KATTIE CAMERON are:
i. JOHN A.3 CAMERON, b. December 14, 1825; d. January 20, 1916.
Notes for JOHN A. CAMERON:
ii. ANGUS II CAMERON.
iii. BELLA CAMERON.
Notes for BELLA CAMERON:
Bella was deaf.
iv. MARGARET CAMERON, m. MARCUS MORGAN.
Notes for MARCUS MORGAN:
He founded Morgan Mills near Laurel Hill, NC.
10. v. KATE CAMERON.
vi. NARCISSA CAMERON, m. DANIEL DARROCH.
vii. SUSANNA CAMERON, m. JOHN MAXWELL; b. February 13, 1819; d. June 1901.
viii. JANE ELLIOT CAMERON.
5. ALLEN2 CAMERON (JOHN MERCHANT1) He married MARY JOHNSON.
Child of ALLEN CAMERON and MARY JOHNSON is:
i. CHALMERS3 CAMERON.
6. PHIL2 CAMERON (JOHN MERCHANT1) He married UNKNOWN MCRAE.
Children of PHIL CAMERON and UNKNOWN MCRAE are:
i. JIMMIE3 CAMERON.
ii. MARGARET CAMERON.
Generation No. 3
7. JOHN WORTHY3 CAMERON (NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) was born July 27, 1812 in Moore County, NC,
and died 1866 in Richmond County, NC. He married CAROLINE M.. She was born 1821 in NC.
Notes for JOHN WORTHY CAMERON:
John W. Cameron is said to have been Moore County's first graduate from the Law School of the University
of North Carolina in 1841. He was enumerated in the Fair Grounds District of Richmond County, NC in 1860
Census. By 1870 Census this family was in Wolf Pit District of Richmond County, NC. School Teacher.
More About JOHN WORTHY CAMERON:
Burial: Eastside Cem., Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC
Children of JOHN CAMERON and CAROLINE M. are:
11. i. CAROLINE4 CAMERON, b. 1842, NC.
ii. WILLIAM CAMERON, b. 1846, NC.
iii. JOHN W. CAMERON, b. 1850, NC.
12. iv. MARTHA J. CAMERON, b. 1851, NC.
v. NEILL CAMERON, b. 1854, NC.
vi. JAMES A. CAMERON, b. 1855, NC.
vii. EVAN DHU CAMERON, b. 1860, NC.
Notes for EVAN DHU CAMERON:
Oklahoma's Cameron University is named for Evan Dhu Cameron, a Methodist-turned-Baptist preacher.
(Source: James Cameron Connah)
8. MARGARET 'PEGGY'3 CAMERON (NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) was born Abt. 1815 in Moore County,
NC, and died Aft. June 29, 1860. She married (1) THOMAS A. TYSON. She married (2) ARCHIE MCFADYEN.
Child of MARGARET CAMERON and THOMAS TYSON is:
i. DAU.4 TYSON.
9. WILLIAM PITT3 CAMERON (NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) was born 1824, and died 1893. He married
CATHERINE BLUE, daughter of JOHN M. BLUE. She was born 1834, and died 1889.
Child of WILLIAM CAMERON and CATHERINE BLUE is:
i. NEILL BLUE4 CAMERON.
10. KATE3 CAMERON (ANGUS2, JOHN MERCHANT1) She married WILLIAM CAMERON.
Children of KATE CAMERON and WILLIAM CAMERON are:
i. KATIE BELLE4 CAMERON.
ii. MAGGIE JANE CAMERON, m. HENRY MORRISON.
Generation No. 4
11. CAROLINE4 CAMERON (JOHN WORTHY3, NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) was born 1842 in NC.
She married ELI DAVIDSON WHITLOCK.
Child of CAROLINE CAMERON and ELI WHITLOCK is:
13. i. PAUL CAMERON5 SR., WHITLOCK.
12. MARTHA J.4 CAMERON (JOHN WORTHY3, NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) was born 1851 in NC.
She married DANIEL MORRISON. He was born 1846 in SC.
Notes for DANIEL MORRISON:
Daniel Morrison was a carpenter.
Child of MARTHA CAMERON and DANIEL MORRISON is:
i. CAMERON5 MORRISON, b. October 05, 1869, Rockingham, Richmond County, NC; d. August 20, 1953,
Notes for CAMERON MORRISON:
Cameron A. Morrison was a Senator and a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham,
Richmond County, N.C., attended private schools at Ellerbe Springs, N.C., and at Rockingham; studied
law; admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Rockingham; mayor of Rockingham 1893;
presidential elector at large in 1916; moved to Charlotte, N.C., and continued the practice of law;
Governor of North Carolina 1921-1925.
"Cousin Cam" Morrison, besides serving as governor, was a United States Senator in 1931 and 1932,
having been appointed to fill a vacancy. A decade later he was elected as a U.S. Representative
and served in the House from 1943 to 1945. In his later years, sporting a flowing mane of snow-white
hair and wearing a white suit and hat, he looked every inch the senator. All of us in the family
know the story of his marriage to the widow Watts and his becoming the squire of Morrowcroft outside
Charlotte, the farm that later became just about the priciest suburban land in North Carolina.
An interesting (to me) sidelight. Cousin Cam's Republican opponent in the 1920 gubernatorial election
was John J. Parker, who in 1930 while serving on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was appointed
by President Hoover to the Supreme Court. But the Senate refused to confirm him after bitter opposition
by, among others, labor unions and the NAACP. Apparently, some racist remarks he'd made in the 1920
gubernatorial contest came back to haunt him. Parker ultimately became chief judge of the Fourth Circuit
and had a long, distinguished judicial career. Source: Jim Connah Apr 11, 2008
More About CAMERON MORRISON:
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC
Generation No. 5
13. PAUL CAMERON5 SR., WHITLOCK (CAROLINE4 CAMERON, JOHN WORTHY3, NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1)
He married MAUDE CROSLAND.
Notes for PAUL CAMERON SR., WHITLOCK:
Like his grandfather, J.W. Cameron, he was a graduate of UNC Law School. He originally practiced
law in Rockingham with his first cousin, Cameron Morrison. Paul C. Whitlock, and his cousin "Cam"
moved their law practice in the early 1900s to Charlotte, where they both prospered. Cameron Morrison
ran successfully for governor of North Carolina. His cousin, Paul C. Whitlock, was his campaign manager
and was also the mayor of the short-lived town of Myers Park, NC. In the late 1950s, portions of P.C.
Whitlock's autobiographical reminisces appeared in the Rockingham newspaper.
Paul Cameron Whitlock married childhood sweetheart, Maude Crosland. (Souce: James Cameron Connah)
Children of PAUL SR. and MAUDE CROSLAND are:
i. MAUDE6 WHITLOCK.
Notes for MAUDE WHITLOCK:
14. ii. VIRGINIA LEGRAND WHITLOCK.
iii. PAUL WHITLOCK.
Notes for PAUL WHITLOCK:
Deceased. No children.
15. iv. CAROLINE ELIZABETH WHITLOCK.
v. NEILL DAVIDSON WHITLOCK.
Notes for NEILL DAVIDSON WHITLOCK:
Deceased (but his 90+ year-old widow is still alive in Charlotte) Their two offspring are both alive:
Anne Whitlock Delimitros (Ms. James) (mother of Zackary Cameron Delimitros) of Charlotte; and Neill
Davidson Whitlock, Jr. of Dallas, TX. (April 2008)
Generation No. 6
14. VIRGINIA LEGRAND6 WHITLOCK (PAUL CAMERON5 SR., WHITLOCK, CAROLINE4 CAMERON, JOHN WORTHY3,
NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) She married COBB.
Notes for VIRGINIA LEGRAND WHITLOCK:
She died four yrs ago at age 100 and has two living children: James Orr Cobb, Charlotte attorney; and
Virginia "Sister" Cobb Coupland (Mrs. Mac) of Virginia Beach, VA. (April 2008)
Children of VIRGINIA WHITLOCK and COBB are:
i. JAMES ORR7 COBB.
ii. VIRGINIA COBB.
15. CAROLINE ELIZABETH6 WHITLOCK (PAUL CAMERON5 SR., WHITLOCK, CAROLINE4 CAMERON, JOHN WORTHY3,
NEILL2, JOHN MERCHANT1) She married CONNAH.
Notes for CAROLINE ELIZABETH WHITLOCK:
She died four years ago at age 95 and has five living children: Douglas D. Connah, Jr., Baltimore; Carol
Saville (Mrs. Walter) of Charlotte; Neill Whitlock Connah of Atlanta; Paul F. Connah, Los Angeles; James
Cameron Connah, Atlanta. (April 2008)
Children of CAROLINE WHITLOCK and CONNAH are:
i. DOUGLAS D.7 CONNAH, JR..
ii. CAROL CONNAH.
iii. NEILL WHITLOCK CONNAH.
iv. JAMES CAMERON CONNAH.
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