Samuel J. Cameron:
Abstracted from pg #67 - History of Sandy Grove Church

S. J. Cameron was born Feb. 14, 1848 to Samuel & Catherine Blue Cameron of Harnett County. He was a descendant of the Early Scotch settlers of the Cape Fear Settlement. His great grandfather fought with the Vanquished Army at Culloden, and was forced to take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown. It is said that at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, like most of the Scotch he sympathized with the cause of his adopted country, and rather than to betray the solemn oath which he had taken he fled to Cuba where he remained until the end of the war. After the war was over he returned to Moore County, and lived there until the end of his life.

On December 16th, 1869 S. J. Cameron was married to Miss Margaret McKeithan. This couple parented five sons and three daughters. Samuel was ordained Deacon in Sandy Grove Presbyterian Church on August 11th, 1901, which office he held until June 17th, 1917 when he was ordained Ruling Elder.

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