John Cammeron


John Cammeron was born about 1765. He possibly was the son of pre-war Scottish emigre, Tory, and later Albany resident Alexander Cammeron (also the name of John's first son).

We seek information on the pre-war and wartime exploits of John and his family.

In July 1788, John Cammeron married Isabella Mills at the Albany Presbyterian church. The following May, his son was christened at St. Peter's Episcopal church. By 1796, at least two additional children had been christened at the Presbyterian church.

In 1788, the city assessment roll referenced "John Cameren (painter)" with other personal property-only residents at the end of the second ward. In 1791, Presbyterian church records also identified him as a painter. In 1791 and 1796, common council records referenced him as the city watchmen.

In 1790, his fledgling household was first configured on the Albany census. In 1799, his personal property was valued at twenty dollars and he was listed on the assessment roll as a boarder in a house on Barrack Street. The next year, his second ward household included three children and the parents.

After 1800, the name of John Cammeron no longer appears in the community based record.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Cammeron is CAP biography number 7513. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/20/08