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Alexander Cameron Indian Agent and connections

Alexander Cameron Indian Agent and connections

Posted: 9 Jul 2012 3:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cameron
Hello
I am trying to piece together events that occurred in the fall of 1781/ spring 1782 time frame. Captain Donald Cameron and Lt Archibald Cameron of the King's Carolina Rangers (Col Thomas Brown) held full officer positions in the fall of 1781. In the last muster roll for them dated spring of 1782, they had been demoted to Lt and ensign respectively. This was after the death of Alexander Cameron, Indian Agent, who had died in Savannah in late Dec 1781. Captain Donald Cameron indicated that he had been a friend of Alexander and his executor.
Has anyone read through the military correspondence of the time or have any idea why the demotion happened or how these two men were related to Alexander McLeod, alias Cameron the Indian agent?
Thanks
Kim

Re: Alexander Cameron Indian Agent and connections

Posted: 9 Jul 2012 11:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
If this would be the same set of Camerons that involved themselves in the Cherokee dealings you'll be able to look in their records for more. I do know that Capt John Stuart (of Fort Loudon fame) had dealings with Cameron. Cameron was Stuart's assistant. Stuart was later in north Florida.

Re: Alexander Cameron Indian Agent and connections

Posted: 7 Mar 2015 2:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Mar 2015 2:39AM GMT


Hi Kim, your "Col. Thomas Brown" is the famous Col. Thomas "Burnfoot" Brown[e] [1750-1825]. I have been researching him for about a month now. There is a good amount of information on "Burnfoot" Brown out there. Google "The Road to Cherokee". This is a reference to Cherokee Sound, Abaco Island, Bahamas. I believe Thomas "Burnfoot" Brown[e] is related to my line of Browns [ brownsociety.org family [DNA] group #33. I have traced my line of Browns back to the marriage of British soldier James Brown & Catharine/Katharine Fisher/Fischer. They were married in 1749, Schoonhoven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands. Both were born in Schoonhoven, James in 1723, Catharine in 1727. James served under British Capt. Johnston[e]. I believe both were Carolina Rangers, in mainly SC. during the war. James's son Robert Fisher Brown Sr. was born Nov. 8, 1759, Breda, Netherlands. Robert died in Habersham Co., GA., 1840.

Today my mother's mtDNA showed a new close cousin DNA match, her [the match's] last name is Cameron. I have more information, if you're interested? Email me at the address below & we'll exchange genealogy files and related information. Some of my Browns were loyalists during the war, some patriots, & I may have found one that switched in the middle of the war, a Robert Fisher [a. k. a. Robert Fisher Brown Sr.?]?



Marshall

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