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 Mary Jane <I>Morehead</I> Cameron

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Mary Jane Morehead Cameron

  • Birth 9 Jun 1816 Hancock County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 23 Aug 1890 Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 98136502

Obituary published by her pastor in the Carrollton Republican, Carrollton, Ohio:

Mary Jane Morehead was born in Brooke county, now Hancock Co., W. Va., June 9, 1816. She moved with her parents to Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania, and thence to Allegheny City where she took advantage of an early education, graduating from the Allegheny Seminary at the age of sixteen. One year later she returned with her parents to Virginia, living in the same house in which she was born until united in marriage with Thomas Cameron, in the spring of 1837.
When seventeen years old, Mrs. Cameron united with the Seceder Church of Kings Creek, Pa, and afterward with her husband joined the church of Corinth, at Mechanicstown, and from thence her membership was transferred to the Presbyterian Church of Carrollton, in whose Christian fellowship she lived and died.
Mrs. Cameron was born of Scotch-Irish parentage, and was related to some of the illustrious families of Old Virginia. She was a woman of strong mind, a firm believer in the great principles of the Gospel, and her confidence in a living Christ never seemed to waver. In prayer she was most able. She lived for her family, and for them her prayers went up. The burden of her soul was, that the Christ of the Bible might be the Savior of her children. After her God and family she loved the missionary cause, and for it she worked, prayed and gave her money. To her neighbors she was kind, always full of help and charity, and they all loved her. At the sick bed she was often found, bringing to the troubled heart and fevered brain heaven's messages, which never failed to sooth.
The last four months of her life were spent reaching up to the invisible. Not long before her last sickness, in conversation with the writer, she left the thought as I gather them now: "I know what love is. I know what happiness is. I know what it is in hours alone to have glimpses of the very presence of God."
She leaves a husband in his seventy-ninth year, six children and eleven grandchildren, with many friends and relatives.


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  • Created by: Darrell Brown
  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98136502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Morehead Cameron (9 Jun 1816–23 Aug 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98136502, citing Grandview Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Darrell Brown (contributor 47458585) .