Cameron Road Cemetery features a lieutenant colonel named John Cameron who was born 3 May 1779 and died 29 Jan 1867. Unfortunately, not much is know about him other then he moved from the States and bough farm here after the American Revolution.
He fought in the War of 1812 as Lieutenant of the 1st Flank Company, 1st Regiment Glengarry.
John was born about 1775, to Jonathan Kelly and Elizabeth Shaver. He died 19 Jun 1839, and is buried at Bowman United Church Cemetery in Ancaster Twp. During the War of 1812, John Kelly served as a Private, in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia.
Lewis B Smith born 10 Jun 1764 in Amwell, Sussex, New Jersey, USA and his wife Phoebe Huffman born 30 Sep 1772 , married in 1785, at Johnsonburg, New Jersey, U.S.A. Shortly there after, they headed to Upper Canada to escape persecution.
William Parker was born in St John, New Brunswick in January 1790, the son of UE Loyalist Sgt. John Parker of the New York Volunteers and his wife Nancy Watson. John and Nancy were born and married in County Cork, Ireland, emigrating to Nova Scotia, but then moving to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1776. Following the American Revolution, they returned to Nova Scotia before making their way to Wainfleet Twp., Lincoln County, Upper Canada.
The Lanning name has morphed many times over the years, with spelling varying from Lanon to Lanion-Lanyon-Laneine back to the 12th Century spelling of DeLinyeine. Genealogists have identified the family as originating in Madron, Cornwall, England, dating back to the 12th Century.
It appears that John Clements came to Canada West as a young man from Ireland. He fought along side his father Joseph and they were both given given land grants at the end of the War. John settled in the Burford/Fairfield area and went on to marry and raised his family here.
John is buried along side his wife Sarah in the Fairfield Cemetery.
John Fonger came to Canada from New Jersey as a young man and joined the 1st Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia. After the war he was given a land grant and settled in the St. George area of the then Dumfries Township. Whether or not he farmed the land is unclear as on the 1851 census he was listed as a labourer.