Biography of Angus Cameron
FROM: History of Livingston County, New York
By James H. Smith
Assisted by Hume H. Cole
Published By D. Mason & Co. 1881


Angus Cameron was of Scotch descent, his parents John and Catharine Cameron, having emigrated to this country in 1804, the former from Inverness, and the latter from Argyleshire, Scotland. He was born at Geneva, N. Y., July 10, 1805, and the following October removed with his father to Caledonia, where, after attaining a suitable age, he attended the district school of the town, and the select school at LeRoy, N.Y.

When about twentyone years old he engaged himself as a clerk in the general store of Mr. Butterfield, of Caledonia, and after remaining there several years he accepted a sirni]ar position with Donald McDonald of the same village. He was also, for a short time, salesman in a store in Canandaigua, whence he removed to Caledonia and opened a general store for himself. This he conducted for five or six months only, when he sold out to Mr. Collen Mc Vein.

He then purchased several farms, in the town of Caledonia, which he rented, and the residue of his life spent the most of his time in speculating in real estate, collecting his rents, and loaning money.

He was a man possessing unusual shrewdness, business tact and ability, having in an eminent degree those sterling Scottish characteristics, thrift and industry.

In politics he was a strong and true Democrat, and his first ballot cast was for General Andrew Jackson. He died at Caledonia on the 20th of October, 1866, at the age of sixty-one years, and though never having married, he was a man, who through his geniality and kindness to others made many and lasting friends and at his death it was felt by all that though absent he would not be forgotten.

Having left no will, the large fortune which he had amassed was inherited by his brothers and sisters.

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