In the maternal Valois line, this is a Revolutionary

family, DAR eligible:

Louis Valois (son of the late Jacques LeValois and the late Marie-Angelique Berard) of St. Cuthbert

married 14 November 1785, Berthier

Genevieve Martin-Pelland (dau. of the late Francois Martin-Pelland and Genevieve Boucher) of this parish

Francois Martin-Pelland was a lieutenant in the American army during the Revolution. He died c. l778 in New York state. His widow remarried to another French-Canadian officer, Felix-Victor Caseneuve, and after the war returned to Berthier, where the second marriage was rehabilitated and the American-born children of both marriages were baptized.

In the paternal line, there is also a Revolutionary soldier, but one who fought on the other side as a German mercenary soldier for the British forces: he was a member of the Anhalt-Zerbst Regiment.

Jacques-Christophe Camerer/Kamerer (son of Jacques Christophe Camerer and Suzan Scheneider of the city of Gotha, Thuringia, Germany

married 17 January 1785, St-Jean-Port-Joli

Marguerite Guignard (daughter of Jean Guignard and Elisabeth Nadeau)

Jean-Moise Camerere (son of Jean Camerere, German, and Marguerite Guignart) of Berthier

married 6 February 1815, St-Cuthbert

Francoise Valois, minor (daughter of Louis Valois and Genevieve Martin-Pelland)

Joseph dit Valois, of St-Cuthbert (his witness was Louis Valois, friend)

married 15 January 1810, Berthier

Elisabeth Camerer, minor (dau. of Jean Camerer and Marguerite Guignard) of this parish

Jean-Charles Camerere (son of Jean Camerere and Marguerite Guignart) of Berthier

married 10 April 1815, St-Cuthbert

Marie-Anne Vallois (daughter of Louis Valois and Genevieve Martin-Pelland)

This family as Charles Cameraire/Cameron and Marie-Anne Valois was later at St-Jean-d'Iberville. Descendents settled at Keeseville, Clinton Co., N.Y.

Francois Camarer (son of Jean Camarer and Marie Guignard)

married 19 April 1825, St-Pierre-de-Sorel

Judith Carpentier (dau. of Jean-Baptiste Carpentier and Catherine Boucher)

Francois Camaraire, son of the above couple, married in 1854 at St. Peter's, Plattsburgh, NY to Louise Senecal.

Genevieve Camarar (dau. of Jean Camarer and Marguerite Denard)

married 15 January 1828, St-Pierre-de-Sorel

David Brisset (widower of Josepte Poudret)

Two other Camaraire men were in Clinton Co., NY: namely Hilaire Cameraire married to Henriette Maher/Mahaire/Myers (they had several children baptized at Coopersville) and Jean-Baptiste Camaraire who married on 9 January 1860 at St. Peter's, Plattsburgh, to Mathilda Boucher. Their parentage has not been determined.

Of this family, the immigrants to Grand Isle Co., Vermont, were Jean-Moise Camaraire and his wife Marie-Francoise Valois. Baptisms for some of their children were located at Berthier and St-Cuthbert.


1. John/Moses Cameron, b. c. 1790, Canada. m. Frances/Francoise Vallois, b. c. l800, Canada. l850 census, North Hero, Vt. 1870 census, Frances residing in the home of Lewis and Zoa Sweeney. Probably l840 census, Isle la Motte, Vt. as John Cammer.

1.1 Adelaide Camaraire, bap. 15 November 1815, St-Cuthbert, born yesterday. Godparents Augustin Glatu, uncle, and Marguerite Guignart, grandmother--buried 22 June 1848, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. m. Olesime Brule/James Bruley. For her descendents, see under Bruley.

1.2 Oliver Cameo/Cameron/Camaraire, b. c. 1816/1820/1822, Canada--d. 1907. m. (1) Joseph _____, b. c. l825, Canada, or to Lisette Dugue: marriage rehabilitated 13 July 1845, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Cooperville, NY to Louise Dugue, daughter of Pierre Dugue and Francoise Dupuis (see under Drewyea for her family). Burial 28 February 1853, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., Lisette Dugue, wife of Olivier Camaraire, died the 10th at Alburgh at the age of about 30 years. m. (2) Mary Young/ Lajeunesse, b. c. 1832/35/38/42, Vt.--died 1911, North Hero, Vt., aged 80 years. Her gravestone says born 1834--died 1912, buried South Hero Cemetery. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, North Hero, Vt. They lived on Cherry/Cameron's Island near Butler's Island.

1.2.1 Oliver Cameron, b. c. 1843/46/47/48, Vt. Civil War veteran? Baptism 13 February 1853, St. Joseph's, Coopersville, NY, Olivier, age 10 years, son of Olivier Camaraire and of Lisette Dugue.Godfather Julien Souine and godmother Zoee Camaraire.

1.2.2 Matilda Cameron, b. c. 1844/47, Vt. Baptism 12 July 1845, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., Mathilde, born 29 June 1845, godparents Jean Camaraire and Francoise Valois, of Ile du Nord.

1.2.3 Charles Cameron, b. c. 1858, Vt. Bap. 7 January 1859, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt. Godparents: Louis Joignier and Zoe Camarere.

1.2.4 Moses Cameron, b. c. 1861, Vt.

1.2.5 Lewis L. Cameron, b. c. 1861/62, Vt. (or 15 February 1863, North Hero, Vt.)--d. 1941. m. Lena E. _____, b. 1862--died 1932. Both buried South Hero, Vt., Cemetery.

1.2.6 John Cameron, b. c. 1866, Vt.

1.2.7 Mary Cameron, b. c. 1868/69, Vt.

1.2.8 Julia Cameron, b. c. 1871, Vt. Probably married c. 1890 Henry Hutchins, b. 1862--died 1913. Buried Jerusalem Cemetery, North Hero, Vt.

1.2.9 George Cameron, b. c. 1874, St. Albans, Vt. m. 26 November 1896, North Hero, Minnie Bushey, age 19, born North Hero, daughter of Joseph and Minnie (Duell) Bushey.

1.2.10 William Cameron, b. c. 1877, Vt.

1.2.11 Louisa Cameron, b. c. 1878, Vt.

1.3 Alexis Camerer, baptized 30 December 1817, Berthier.

1.4 Esther Cameron, b. c. 1820/25, Canada. Baptized 1 December 1819, Berthier, Esther, born yesterday, daughter of Moyse Camarey and Francoise Valois. m. c. 1837/38, Leonard Patnode, widower of Marie-Henriette Trempe. For her descendents, see under Patenaude.

1.5 Onesime Cameraire, b. c. 1823, Canada. Buried 30 June 1824, Berthier, Onesime Cameraire, died yesterday, age 7 months.

1.6 Felix Camarer, bap. 19 February 1824, St-Cuthbert.Godparents Joseph Cadette and Marie-Rose Mathieu.

1.7 Marie Louise Camaraire, baptized 8 September 1825, Berthier, born yesterday. She is the same child as the following: Marie Camaraire, born c. 1824/28. Marriage rehabilitated 29 June 1848, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y., to Joseph Smith, major, son of Peter Smith and Marie Meyer.

1.7.1 Jean Smith/Smitte, legitimate son, baptized 31 August 1844, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Godparents: Moise Camarer and Francoise Vandal.

1.8.2 Delima Smith, baptized 16 June 1851, born 22nd of last March of Joseph Smith and Louise Cameron of L'Ile du Nord, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt. Godparents: Louis Patenaud and Rachel Dubuc.

If this is the Joseph Smith family residing near the Cameron family on the North Hero, Vt. census records, they had considerably more children than these two.

1.8 Marie Rose de Lima Camarer, bap. 22 April 1828, St-Cuthbert, born day before yesterday. Godparents Alexis Baril and Magdeleine Ribardy.

1.9 John/Prosper Cameraire/Cameron, b. c. 1828/1831/1833 (or August 1826), Canada--d. 20 November 1905, aged 75 years, South Hero, Vt. Prospert Camarere, bap. 4 November 1830, St-Cuthbert, born day before yesterday. Godparents Prospert Grignon and Theotiste Grignon. m. rehab. 2 July 1853, St. Peter's, Plattsburgh, N.Y., Charlotte Young/Lajeunesse; Witnesses: Antoine Chartier and Louis Lajeunesse. She was b. c. 1830/32/Feb. 1833/34, Canada or Vt., probably dau. of Louis Lajeunesse/Young and Clothilde Guignard/Dignard. To U.S. 1849. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 censuses, Grand Isle, Vt. Charlotte stated that her parents were born in Vt. and N.Y. respectively: for her probable lineage, see under Young.

They leased land on Butler's Island. In the 1880 census with Joseph Cameron, age 1 year, grandson, in their household. According to the 1910 census, Charlotte bore 14 children.

1.9.1 Charlotte Cameron, b. c. 1853, Vt. Baptized 2 July 1853, St. Peter's, Plattsburgh, N.Y., as Charlotte Camaraire. Godparents: Louis Lajeunesse and Clotilde Dignard. m. perhaps Luc Dupuis/Dwell of South Burlington, Vt.

1.9.2 Mary Ann Cameron, b. c. 1855, Vt. Bap. 20 April 1855, Church of the Nativity, Swanton, Vt., Marie-Anne Camaree, age 4 months. Godparents: Quentin Lajeunesse and Louise Camarree.

1.9.3 John Cameron, b. c. 1857, Vt.Possibly m. Marie Dupuis/Divill/Deuell. If so, father of the following children:

?? Lottie Cameron, age 18. m. 22 August 1900, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Louis Latulippe, age 20, son of Jean Latulippe and Rose Lajoie of Jericho, Vt.

?? Robert Cameron, age 23. m. 19 August 1902, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Helene Carville, age 19, daughter of Guillaume Carvill and Celia Carvill of Colchester, Vt.

?? Minnie Camaret, age 18. m. 22 August 1900, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Charles Fortune, age 27, son of Frederic Fortune and Marie Provost of Ile Lamothe.

1.9.5 Louis Camare, born 19 January, bap. 2 February 1859, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt. Godparents: Laurent Doualle and Marie-Anne Lajeunesse.

1.9.5 Delinda Cameron, b. c. 1861, Vt.

1.9.6 Amasa Cameron, b. c. 1862/63, Vt.

1.9.7 Lucy A. Cameron, b. c. 1864/65, Vt.

1.9.8 Chloe Cameron, b. c. 1866/67, Vt. m. William Popaloose/Moore, son of Antoine and Marceline (Labelle) Popaloose, b. 1863--d. 1945. Buried North Hero.

1.9.9 William Cameron, b. c. 1868/69, Vt. m.

Rosa J. McGee, born 1873--died 1920.

Buried North Hero.

1.9.10 Henry Cameron, b. c. 1869/70, Vt. m. probably about 1892, Cora Lavigne.

1.9.11 Lawrence Cameron, b. c. 1874, Vt. m. 16 November 1896, North Hero, Vt., Etta Jigger, b. 1881--d. 1902, daughter of Lewis and Rosa (Ferril) Gigger. Buried North Hero, Vt.

?? 1.10 Odile/Delia/Julie/Judith/Jane Cameron/ Camaret/Cameraire, b. c. 1830, Canada. m. c. 1847, Joseph Cootware Sr., son of Charles Cootware. For descendents, see under Cootware. Judith Camaraire, widow of Silas Pond, m. 13 April 1850, St. John the Baptist, Plattsburgh, N.Y., Joseph Courtois, son of Charles and Marie (_____) Courtois. She may be a cousin of this family, a daughter of Francois Cameraire and Judith Carpentier who setled in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

1.11 Delinda Cameron, b. c. 1827/33, North Hero, Vt.--d. 1907. Buried Grand Isle Cemetery. m. (1) c. 1845, Oliver Bushey; marriage rehabilitated 6 July 1848, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., to Olivier Boucher, son of Joseph Boucher and Marie Page; m. (2) 31 August 1878, North Hero, Vt., Peter Dubuque, b. c. 1832/33, Canada--d. 1915, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Patenaude) Dubuque. For descendents, see under her husbands.

1.12 Dieudonne Camaraire, baptized 13 February 1833, Berthier, born yesterday--buried as Prospere Camaraire, age 9 months, 10 October 1833, Berthier.

1.13 Dieudonne Camaraire, baptized 25 August 1834, Berthier, born the same day.

1.14 Mary Cameron, b.c. 1838, Vermont.

1.15 Zoe/Marie-Aglaee Cameron, b. c. 1839, Vermont. m. 1 January 1856, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt., Lewis/Louis/Ludovicus Sweeney/Choiniere/Joigner, b. c. 1835, Canada, possibly son of Ignace/Enos and Josephte (Cote) Choiniere. 1870 census, North Hero, Vt. Buried at St. Albans Cath. Cem., Lake St.

1.15.1 William Sweeney, b. c. 1857, St. Albans, Vt./29 November 1857, St. Albans Bay, VT.--d. 16 October 1913, Sheldon Spring, Vt. m. 12 February 1877, North Hero, Lydia Delia Wells/Duell/Dowell/Dwell, b. 1851, Alburgh, Vt.--d. 1928, age 23, daughter of Charles and Lydia/Adelaide (Baltazar/Baltazard dit St-Martin) Wells.

Obituary sent 4 April 1994 by Dale Burnett.

SHELDON SPRINGS. The funeral of William Sweeney, who died suddenly of bronchial asthma, was held at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church in this place Saturday morning, October 18, at 11 o'clock. Among those people from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sweeney and little son, John Jr., of Springfield, N.J., Leon B. Sweeney, of Baltusrol, N.J., Mrs. Z. Sweeney, and Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Palmer, of Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Barkyounb, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sweeney, of Fairfax, Mr. and Mrs. Jed Sweeney, of St. Albans town, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sweeney, of St. Albans. The members of the Catholic Order of Foresters of Highgate and of the Holy Name Society of this place attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Sweeney was born at St. Albans Bay November 29, 1857, and lived there until 1873 when he went to Barre where he attended Goddard Seminary. After finishing his course in Goddard Seminary he went to North Hero where he was employed as clerk in the store of James Dodge until he married Lydia Delia Dewell February 12, 1877. After his marriage he lived for some time on Butler's island. From there he moved to Winthrop, N.Y., where he made his home until 1892 when he moved to Georgia. In 1898 he purchased the farm of Mrs. Martha F. Hazard in Sheldon where he lived until his death October 16. Mr. Sweeney was a member of the Columbus Court, No. 167, Catholic Order of Foresters of Highgate. He was also an active member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church, of Sheldon Springs. Beside his wife (Lydia Dwell) Sweeney, Mr. Sweeney is survived by eight children, William Charles Sweeney, of Lakeside, John M., of Springfield, N.J., Leon B., of Baltusrol, N.Y., Arthur L., of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Merinda M., of St. Albans, Mrs. George S. Baker, of St. Albans town, Martha A. and Lena M., both of this place. He is also survived by his mother, one sister, and three brothers. William Charles Sweeney. 1913 res. Lakeside, Vt. m. . Lucile Sweeney. Alive in 1988. John M. Sweeeney. m. . 1913 res. Springfield, NJ. John M. Sweeney, Jr., b. before 1913. Leon B. Sweeney. 1913 res. Baltusrol, NJ. Arthur L. Sweeney. 1913 res. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. m. Nellie , who d. before 1946. Merinda M. Sweeney. 1913 res. St. Albans, Vt. . Sweeney. m. before 1913, George S. Baker. 1913 res. St. Albans, Vt. Martha A. Sweeney. Lena M. Sweeney. m. Bouvier. John W. Bouvier. Address 1988: Reverend John W. Bouvier, 14365 Rutherford, Detroit, Michigan 48227.

1.15.2 Lewis Sweeney, b. c. 1860, Vt.

1.15.3 Henry Sweeney, b. c. 1865, Vt.

1.15.4 Frances Sweeney, b. c. 1867, Vt. Francisca Choiniere, baptized 13 May 1867, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Prosper Camerer and Phila Noel.

1.15.5 Fred Sweeney, b. c. 1870, Vt.

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