74. Mary Jane9 Haughey (Timothy8, Robert7, Robert6, Johannah5 King, Francis4, Pieter De3 Coninck, Pieter De2, Francois De1) (#3650) was born Ostego Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana 10 Dec 1858.(24) Susan had only 1858. Dave had only Steuben Co., Indiana. Mary died 12 Nov 1946 Hamilton, Steuben Co., Indiana, at 87 years of age. Her body was interred Nov 1946 Hamilton, Steuben Co., Indiana, Hamilton Cemetery.
She married John Franklin Cameron Dr. Steuben Co., Indiana, 07 Nov 1877.(25) Susan 06 Nov 1887. (John Franklin Cameron Dr. is #3679.)
John was born Richland Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana 08 May 1855. John(26) was the son of John Cameron and Mary Carlin. John died 1944 at 89 years of age. His body was interred 1944 Powers Cemetery. HISTORY OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, page 74, 75
John F. Cameron M.D. A native of Steuben County, Doctor Cameron chose this county as the scene of his life work, and as physician and surgeon for 30 years, he has gained real distinction in his profession and rendered a service that is appreciated.
Doctor Cameron was born in Richland Township, May 8, 1855, a son of John and Mary (Carlin) Cameron. His maternal grandfather was Robert Carlin. John Cameron was born in Scotland, a son of George and Janet Cameron. George Cameron brought his family from Scotland in 1834, and after several years in Canada, three of his children came to Indiana. John Cameron came to America 6 months previous to the family's immigration. He was 19 years old, when he cames to America, and on leaving Canada he went to work on the Erie Canal. Later the same business brought him to Indiana as a contractor on the Wabash Canal. During a year and a half at that work he saved money sufficient to enable him to take up a homestead in 1841. He acquired 160 acres of timbered land, and lived there until his death in 1878. He was a man of prominence in that locality, seving 12 years as a Trustee of Richland Township, 2 terms, and was very active and made his experience as a contractor count for public benefit in laying out and surveying public roads.
Doctor Cameron received his early education in the public schools of Richland Township, graduated from the Academy at Angola, and spent one term in Hillsdale College of Michigan. He paid his way and earned the money for his medical course by teaching school. He began the study of medicine with his brother Dr. J. G. Cameron, at Edon, Ohio and then entered Rush Medical College at Chicago, where he graduated in 1880. On December 12, 1880 he married Elnora Powers, daughter of Hon. Clark Powers, she died in 1886, and her only child, J. Clark, died in infancy.
Dr. Cameron began practicing at Hamilton on April 29, 1880, and has practiced medicine steadily in Steuben County ever since, with the exception of the time he has been in school doing post graduate work. He still enjoys a large professional business at Hamilton and the surrounding country. He took post graduate coarses in the Medical School of New York, and was in Columbia University Medical College during the winter of 1886-87. Doctor Cameron was one of the 1st directors after the organization of the First National Bank at Angola, and has been steadily on the board of that institution ever since. Since 1887, he has frequently attended annual clinics in Rush Medical College at Chicago, and is a member of the County, State and American Maedical Associations. He is a charter member of Hamilton Lodge Knights of Pythias, which was organized in 1889.
On November 6, 1887, Doctor Cameron married Mary Jane Haughey. Don Franklin, the older son of Doctor Cameron, is a graduate of Hamilton High School, the Tri-State Normal College at Angola, and recieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana State University at Bloomington, and took his Masters degree at Chicago University, and his fellowship in the University of Minnesota. His major studies were chemestry and physics. He finished his undergraduate medical coarse in Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in 1813 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He had 1 year as intern in St. Lukes Hospital at Chicago. He then served as an intern in Johns Hopkins University and there took examination for a medical officer in the navy, receiving a reserve commision. For 1 and a half years he worked under the direction of Doctor Young, an eminent urologist at Brady Institute. He also did 3 years of post graduate work in the Minnesota State University, but in the meantime, before receiving his dgree, was called into the navy and at present is at the Kansas City Recruiting Station with the rank of first Lieutenant.
Angus Lavern, the 2nd son, completed the high school work in Hamilton, attended the State Normal at Terre Haute 2 years, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and his Masters degree from the University of Chicago, where he did special work in pathology and bacteriology. He graduated in medicine from Rush Medical College in 1916. For 1 year he was connected with the staff of the Childres Memorial Hospital in Chicago in the capacity of assistant house surgeon. He went to France as a first lieutenant with Base Hospital No. 13, one of the first units of the American forces to go overseas. At present, he is serving a 3 year surgical fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Mrs. Camerons father was Timothy Haughey, who was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, November 5, 1824, and died June 28, 1914. Her mother was Mary Catherine Gerst, who was born November 29, 1823 in North Bavaria, Germany. Timothy Haughey was a pioneer of Steuben County locating in Ostego Township in 1843. He spent practically all the rest of his life there as a farmer. During his first years in the county he also taught school during the winter terms. He and his wife had the following children: Christina, Hannah Louise, William D., Phebe Eliza, Mary Jane, Emily, Laura Rumina, and Fances G. Mrs. Cameron is a graduate of Valparasio University, and for 8 years before her marriage taught school in Steuben County. She is a granddaughter of Robert and Hannah (Wyckoff) Haughey, both natives of eastern states. They settled in Dekalb County in 1846.
Susan showed only as John F. Cameron. I got this from the Steuben county gedcom site, 04/02/2000, Jeff Lewis.
This history of the Haughey Family was started by Aunt Mary Cameron. She died before she was able to finish it. Aileen Willennar has the original copy. This was typed by Linda Klink, deputy clerk of Steuben County, and put in book form by the fifth and sixth grades of the Salem Center School. Orlie Wilennar
********Note to Reader********* I do not know the exact date of this manuscript, it was given to me by Quentin Watkins in the 1980's. Mary Haughey Cameron, the auther, died November 12, 1946 per "Cemeteries of Steuben County, Indiana 1990". Mary was the daughter of Timothy Haughey and his wife, Mary Catherine Gerst. She married Dr. John Franklin Cameron, as his second wife. I have taken the liberty of inserting a name now and again, which I have typed in parenthesis. This writing is difficult to follow otherwise. I have retyped it as closely to the original as possible. Respectfully submitted by Susan Musser Minch Sept. 1999, SJMINCH@aol.com. *******************************************************************************
"My father, Timothy Haughey, was of Scotch, Irish and Dutch parentage. His father was Robert Haughey whose father came of Scottish ancestry and whose mother was Christina King, born in Kings Co. Ireland. She was a lady of culture. (NOTE to the reader from Susan Minch, it has been proven by the Wyckoff Family Association that Christina King was born in Kings Co. Delaware not Ireland.)
My Father's Mother was Hannah Wyckoff, her father was Peter Wyckoff, he was of the sturdy Dutch race. Her Mother was Elizabeth Bruce of Scottish descent, and in family tradition was a descendant of King Robert Bruce of Caledonian fame. The religion of the early Wyckoff family was Presbyterian.
My grandmother (Hannah Wyckoff) was born in Erie Co., PA on March 2nd, 1800. Her people formerly lived in New Jersey. My grandfather (Robert) Haughey was born near Wilmington, Delaware, March 19, 1790. His father owned and controlled several plantations near Wilmington. He also owned ninty Negro slaves. He did service as a Commissary during the Revolutionary war, riding on horseback to his posts of duty. He died when Robert was a mere infant. He was nine years old when his mother passed away.
Being separated from the members of his family, when but a youth, he had an incomplete history of it. He knew of four brothers. William and Levi were lawyers and lived in Delaware. Jacob, who helped in overseeing the plantations, and John who settled near Freeport, Illinois. Several of the latter's descendants are now living in or near that place.
My grandfather (Robert Haughey) was of a tall and erect stature which was characteristic of his people. He was a typical blonde, while my grandmother, (Hannah Wyckoff) was a decided brunette.
He (Robert Haughey) was the father of sixteen children, two by his first wife, who was Catherine Hammal, and to whom he was married when he was twenty-two years of age. Fourteen children were born to his second wife, my father's mother, (Hannah Wyckoff) the first dying in infancy.
The names and date of births of children follows: 1. John born March 24th, 1814, married Amy Vail. 2. Jane born April 29th, 1816, married John Eagle. 3. Elizabeth born March 9th, 1819, married Ezekiel Conkey. 4. Chistina born October 29th, 1820, married William Dirrim. 5. Evaline born September 19th, 1822, married David Snowberger. 6. Timothy born November 5th, 1824, married Mary Catherine Gerst. 7. Robert K. born September 5th, 1826, married Susann Coleman. 8. Jacob born March 29th, 1828, married Margaret Castle. 9. Hannah L. born April 15th, 1830. 10. Peter born June 14th, 1832. 11. Francis M. born January 28th, 1835, married Isabelle Leithers. 12. Lydia Lovina born June 24th, 1837, married John Shore. 13. Rebecca born February 5th, 1840, married George Rigelman. 14. Orrilla born May 26th, 1842, married Moses Kettering. 15. George W. born July 28th, 1845, unmarried.
My grandmother (Hannah Wyckoff) was seventeen years of age when she married my grandfather, (Robert Haughey) and went into his home as his wife and to become the mother of his two small children, the older one being scarcely three years of age. She proved to be a good parent. My grandmother was a Methodist, devout Christian woman. Her faith was a guide and a rock of strength thru out her life. Grandfather was inclined toward skepticism, but well do I remember with what dignity and respect he listened to my grandmother as she asked the blessing at each meal. Their family was raised with no feeling of half relationship and seldom mention of it.
For a number of years grandfather lived on a farm near Steubenville, in Jefferson County, Ohio. This was the birth place of my father and several of his brothers and sisters. John, his oldest brother, was a teacher in the schools of Steubenville for a time. He was nineteen years of age. Father, (Timothy Haughey) recalled looking across the Ohio river and seeing the huts of Negro slaves in West Virginia.
In 1834 the family moved to Wayne County, Ohio. Here the younger members of the family were born and where all grew to manhood and womanhood. Here grandfather (Robert Haughey) cleared away forests and farmed the land. He and his sons worked together to maintain and support their numerous family. They were industious and willing workers. On Saturday night, my father (Timothy Haughey) said, "All work stopped, and Sunday was an entirely different day from the rest of the week." They went to Sunday school and church and mingled with friends from the neighborhood. In winter they went to school. Several of the family became teachers and taught in the surrounding districts. Their advantages for education were meager, means were limited. My father, (Timothy Haughey) attended Oberlin College for a time, working to pay his expenses splitting wood was one of the chores.
My grandfather (Robert) Haughey was a constant reader, his thirst for knowledge made him so. During the lull of manual labor, the winter season was spent by him in reading and doing chores. He was a man of recognized ability in his community, and took an active part in the discussion of topics both in public and in private. A man of strong convictions he was outspoken. There was no question at all of his stand on certain issues. He was a man of integrity and honest purpose. He lived a clean moral life, as did all of his sons and daughters.
Several of his children married, came west, and made homes in north western Ohio and north eastern Indiana. John, the oldest was the first to come. He married Amy Vail and cmae to Sreuben County, in 1839. He was one of the pioneer teachers and was teaching at the time of the last sickness. He died in 1859. Jane and Elizabeth remained in Ohio, near the old home, Robert, Jacob and Rebecca settled in Williams County, Ohio. Christina, Evaline, Francis, Lovina and my father (Timothy) located in Steuben and Dekalb County, Indiana.
Later, after the Civil War, grandfather and grandmother (Robert and Hannah (Wyckoff) Haughey) came. Their home was near Hudson in Dekalb County. The house in which they lived, still stands.
My father (Timothy Haughey) purchased sixty acres in Steuben County. He payed three dollars per acre for it. It was a vast forest. He cleared it himself, felled every tree. He felled the timber on eight acres for a cow. He built a log cabin on the banks of Black Creek, a stream which ran thru the farm. He did this a year before he was married. He was twenty years old at this time. He made the trip back to his home in Wayne County, Ohio on foot. The distance was two hundred miles. Five times he made the trip.
He was twenty-one when he married my mother, Mary Catherine Gerst, a thrifty and frugal young woman. They loaded household goods into a wagon, brought them over the rough roads thru the woods to the cabin awaiting them in the heart of a forest. This was the beginning of the arduous task of building and maintaining a home in the early pioneer days. The Indians had left but a few years before, the woods were teeming with wild life. Deer were plentiful, as were wild turkeys. Wild cats and some wolves still infested the swamps.
The Jackmans were the nearest neighbors and soon there was a foot path between the log homes. There was a blazed trail to neighbors farther away. Here my father (Timothy Haughey) continued his pioneer teaching for several years. He also took an active part in the public debating societies, which were held at the school houses in the various districts. This, to him, was an interesting diversion from the monotony of every day toil. He attended the teacher's institutes and visited the school. I remember well that I was not glad to see him there. He watches too closely to see if I was getting my lessons.
My father's idea that, "The will of a child should not be broken" was carried out to the letter in the government of his family. The rod was spared entirely. There were no wood shed dramas, not that he never expected certain tasks of us, for he did, and we obeyed, but not thru fear of geing punished.
Three of my father's brothers were Civil War Veterans: Jacob, Francis and Washington. All returned, but the health of Washington was impaired by the hardships of his life in Libby Prison. He lived about a year after his return. He was twenty-two when he died. Peter, another brother, went to California during the "Gold Rush". He did not return and nothing was ever heard of him.
Hannah L. died in childhood, probably at the age of nine or ten. My father told of his father's (Robert Haughey) calling the brothers and sisters about the casket and talking to them. His theme was "Life". It would be interesting to know how he treated the subject.
When my father had been in this county ten or twelve years, he became afflicted with an illness which incapacitated him for five years. He consulted the available physicians who told him his trouble was tuberculosis, and that he could not expect to live longer than six months. This was a severe blow to his ambitions and also a great sorrow at the thought of leaving my mother to care for a family of young children. He built an addition to the log house and a renter with family moved in to take charge of the farm work. His name was Seerfoss. Years after he had made a complete recovery from the illness he learned that it was not tuburculosis, but empyoma. During this period of enforced idleness he built the frame house on the hill known as Haughey's Corners. This was to be the home for my mother and her children. How strange are the decrees of fate. He lived there more years than she did.
The lives of both were strenuous. They added to the sixty acres, from time to time, until the farm consisted of more than two hundred acres.
My mother (Mary Catherine Gerst) people were German. Her father brought his family to America from North Bavaria in 1830. By trade, he was a stone mason. The German government required it's young men to enter military training at the age of eighteen and remained thru a period of seven years. This was intolerant to my mother's father whose older son was seventeen years of age, and would soon be compelled to leave home and go to the training. He sold his home and had planned to purchased a farm in Pennsylvania.
There were five children, one daughter by a former marriage, two sons and two daughters by the second. Eliza, the eldest, and a half sister was twenty-four; Henry, seventeen; John, eleven; Mary C., seven; and Phebe, four. My mother (Mary C.) remembered of their srossing northern France to reach the port. They were several weeks in making the voyage across the Atlantic. She also remembered how white the faces of the passengers were in time of storm and how the vessel was off course for two or three days on account of reverse winds.
They reached New York City safely, but an epidemic of cholera soon claimed the mother as it's victim. A short time after the death of the mother, the father died of hemorrhage of the lungs. The children were now among strangers in a large city, but they were resourseful. The older ones looked well to the care of the younger ones.
Henry remained in the city and learned carpentering. In Germany, he learned the trade of a weaver. Eliza married John Molter, a blacksmith by trade. They, togather with the younger children, came west into Pennsylvania and lived for a time in Bethlehem, now so famed for it's steel works. From that place they came to Ohio and settled in Wayne County. There they purchased a farm and built a home, not for themselves alone, but for her brother and two sisters. This was their home until they were able to be self supporting.
I often heard my mother say, "Eliza was more than a sister, she was a mother to us." In religion my mother's people were Lutheran. There was no church of their faith in their new surroundings. They became Methodists. The Christian faith was a sustaining strength to Uncle John and Aunt Eliza Molter. They had four children of their own, and cared for two others that were left motherless, refusing renumeration for their care. They were truely Christian people.
Henry, the older brother, by his new work, that of carpenter, became interested in real estate. He had large land holdings in Brooklyn, New York, which place was his home the remainder of his life. He was the father of six children, to all who he gave a college education. Two daughters married physicians, one a professor of languages, and one a sea captain. One son entered the military.
John, my mother's second brother, was a blacksmith, by trade and was also very successful. When he was twenty-two, he was ready to go into business for himself, having his trade learned. He had his clothes and seventy-five cents in his pocket. I heard him say he never went in debt. He became a large land owner, quit his trade and looked to the care of his farms. He was known in his community as a man of wealth and influence. He attended church, although not a member, and was generous contributor to it's cause. He sought-to-be and example in his manner of living. He deprived himself an occasional glass of beer, because of the bad influence it might lend.
He, nor his brother, Henry, ever used tobacco in any form. In politics, Unclr John, was a life long Democrat. Uncle Henry was in the South for a season where he saw the auction block and the whipping post in use. He denounced the party that would tolerate such inhumane acts. He became a staunch Republican.
Phebe, the youngest sister, married Peter Helbert. She was the mother of four children, three sons and one daughter. The daughter is living at the present time in Ashland, Ohio. Phebe died young of tuberculosis, it was said. I heard my father say she was a beautiful woman. I have in my possession some of the good letters she wrote to my mother after she and my father had moved to Indiana.
My mother's brothers and sisters all visited her early home on the banks of Black Creek. Traveling was difficult, but they came. Uncle John Gerst said. "We were separated, but we never lost our affection for one another."
We knew every path and trail thru the forast. Each neighbor knew the tinkling sound of his own cow bell, and each evening during the summer season we would listen for the bell and be guided to where the cows were grazing. They were kept in the barn yard at night and turned out in the morning to roam at will.
All of this changed later on when fields and forests were fenced. I have in my possession the bell for which I use to listen. Taking the cows to pasture in the morning and bringing them back in the evening was no hardship, it was a pleasure. We picked flowers, we knew just where the golden seal grew and the ginseng of which we were fond. We gathered wild plums and black haws and occasionally we found a bush of wild currants.
The delights and pleasures of forest and field were never ending and we enjoyed them to the full. Each shared in the various kinds of labor as his years and strength permitted. No one shirked. No one needed undue arguing.
My father and mother (Timothy Haughey and Mary Catherine Gerst) were the parents of eight children, six daughters and two sons. The oldest, Christina, died when she was about four years old. Next came Hannah Louisa, William D., Phebe Eliza, Mary Jane, Emily, Laura Rumina, Francis G. All were born in the log cabin except the two younger ones, Laura and Frank.
The family moved from the log house to the frame one in November. It was cold and they were homesick to go back to the more comfortable log house. That was eighty-one years ago. As I remember the neighbors all lived in log houses at that time and for some years later.
The Civil War was on and I remember well how anxious my father was to get the newspaper, which cam two per week.
We children grew up togather in the little frame house on the hill and in the surrounding fields and forests which we knew so well. We knew the maple trees that were to be tapped in the spring and helped to place the heavy wooden troughs to catch the sap.
After breakfast, father would say, "If I had help, I could accomplish, this or that, today." When he would go out mother would turn to us and say, "You better help your father today." That seemed to be all that was necessary. We dropped the corn or husked it, or racked hay, or did any of the many jobs on the farm curriculum.
Hannah preferred to use the needle and with no sewing machine she was always trying to reduce the pile of garments to be made. Even when she taught school, she would take a basket of sewing with her, bring home the ready made garment at the end of the week.
Will, industious to a fault, used all spare time in making sleds, wagons, baskets and ect. They were well made, and showed him to be a natural genius, and mechanic. Of brilliant intellect, he was an unusual student, always remained a student. Intervals from manual labor found him with book in hand, astronomy, physics, or what ever might suit his mood, at the time. While at school, his instructors said of him, "He is very original." The lure of the fields and woods was strong and his short life was given in the main to the activities of a farmer. He died at the age of 37 years.
Phebe, the next member of the family was of a quiet, retired, and thoughtful nature. I well remember when we attended district school, we were fortunate (as we thought) in having a teacher who knew something of algebra. So when a pupil had finished "Rays Third Part" he or she was given the privilege of studying Algebra. Phebe was very young, not over fourteen, but took up the study of Algebra and did very well in it. I was very proud of her and it pleased me as much or more that if I had been the one promoted. In my father's family there was not much vocal praise. We were to chary in this, and I am afraid I didn't tell her how glad she made me.
Emily came next. She always discounted her school book ability more than did ant one else. However, she was known as "The good looking one" of the family. Be it to the credit of the others of us, we were pleased to hear the remark.
Many incidents might be related but I will simply touch upon a few, briefly.
Laura came along, and I well remember that Will said of her, "You can count on her being truthful." This came up in the adjusting of little difficulties between children. Her word was not to be disputed. And Will always listened on such occasions. He was unbiased and just in his conclusions.
Frank was the youngest. I was eight years old when he was born. Mother entrusted him to my care when he was very young.
How I wish I had the little splint bottom chair in which I used to sit and rock him. It was never a hardship, always a pleasure for me to take him with me where ever we children were playing. Some years after this, when I came home from school in the evening, Mother would tell me how Frank would climb the gate, look down the road toward the............
Mary Jane Haughey and John Franklin Cameron Dr. had the following children:
131 i. Don Franklin10 Cameron (#3680) was born Steuben Co., Indiana 10 Apr 1889. He married twice. He married Carrie Cline. (Carrie Cline is #3869.) Carrie was born 1886. Carrie died 17 Sep 1972 at 86 years of age. Her body was interred Sep 1972 Angola, Steuben Co., Indiana, Circle Hill Cemetery. He married Emily Landon. (Emily Landon is #3870.) Emily was born 1892. Emily died 1921 at 29 years of age. Her body was interred 1921 Hamilton, Steuben Co., Indiana, Hamilton Cemetery.
132 ii. Angus Laverne Cameron (#3681) was born Steuben Co., Indiana 10 Feb 1891. Angus died 01 Jun 1971 at 80 years of age. His body was interred Jun 1971 Hamilton, Steuben Co., Indiana, Hamilton Cemetery. He married twice. He married Grace O. Waterman. (Grace O. Waterman is #3871.) Grace was born 1891. Grace died 21 Dec 1939 at 48 years of age. Her body was interred Dec 1939 Hamilton, Steuben Co., Indiana, Hamilton Cemetery. He married Genevieve Grim. (Genevieve Grim is #3872.)
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