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Cameron, Jacob, 1802-1850



  • Existence: 1802-1850


A native of Tennessee, Jacob Cameron (b. 1802) operated a store in Elizabethton, Tennessee, located in Carter County 100 miles northeast of Knoxville. Items stocked in the store included buttons, needles, thread, spools and ribbon; paper, pencils and slates; coffee, sugar, tea and wine; candles, beeswax and soap; spectacles, razor strops and combs; snuff boxes and cigars; indigo and madder; hats, gloves stockings, socks, shawls, boots and shoes; knives, forks, plates, cups and saucers; sweet oil, alum, soda powders and ointment; books such as "Walkers Dictionary," "juvenile readers" and spelling books; and axes, files, handsaws and nails. Cameron died in 1850 and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Elizabethton, Tennessee.

The store, the accounts for which are recorded in the ledger, originally was operated by Carrick W. Nelson, who in 1836 transferred the accounts owed him to Jacob Cameron and Joseph Powell. Any accounts collected were to be applied to the discharge of debts Nelson owed C. H. H. Brown and others in Baltimore, Maryland.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cameron-Powell Store Ledger

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-94

The ledger consists of one volume.

Dates: 1834-1862; 1834-1837