Dr. John W. CAMERON (1837-1894) - physician at Clapp's Factory?
- Dr. John William CAMERON (15 APR 1837 GA-16 OCT 1894), m. ca. 1865 to
Catherine Ann Frances SMITH (07 SEP 1844 prob. Harris Co, GA- 29 MAR
1906), daughter of William T. & Amanda (MOORE) SMITH of Harris Co.
John and Frances are both buried in Linwood Cemetery. In 1880, this
couple and five children (Anna 13, Amanda 11, Hattie 9, Emma 5, and
Stanford 2) appear on p. 508A in the Clapp's Factory community,
District, Muscogee Co, GA. I am wondering if Dr. CAMERON was the
physician specifically for this community? Frances' sister Ada
m. 1875 in Harris Co, GA, to John May DIFFLEY, whose widowed mother
Louisa Jane (WADE) DIFFLEY appears with several of her children on p.
510B at Clapp's Factory in 1880.
I am hoping to learn more about Dr. CAMERON's practice, especially
during the time he was residing at Clapp's Factory.
Also, I haven't been able to locate Ada (SMITH) DIFFLEY and her
husband on the 1880 census. Her mother Amanda died in 1871, but her
father William lived until 1903 - I have not located him in 1880
either. I have found all of Ada's surviving siblings that year -
several unmarried sisters are living with an aunt in Columbus, and
another unmarried sister is in the household of their sister Frances
(SMITH) CAMERON and her husband John, but Ada's whereabouts remain a