Cameron, William (2)

Cameron, William (2), a Presbyterian minister. was born Aug. 26, 1816, in Cecil County, Md. He was prepared for college in the West Nottingham Academy, Md., and graduated from the College of New Jersey, at Princeton, in 1839. Five years following he spent in teaching. He entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1844, and remained nearly two years; .but left before examination, in the spring of 1846, to fill an appointment to which he was urgently called. He then acted as private tutor in Jefferson County, Va.; was professor of ancient languages and literature in Masonic College, Mo.; then principal of Female College, at St. Joseph; of Brandol Academy, Miss.; professor of mathematics in West Tennessee College; principal of Trinity High-school at Pass Christian, Miss.; of an academy at Lexington, Mo.; of the Peabody School at Crystal Springs, Miss., from 1872 to 1875. He was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Central Mississippi, April 20, 1861; and ordained by the, presbytery of East Mississippi in 1865. He preached as stated supply at Pass Christian; at Mossy Creek Church, Tenn.; at Overton, Tex., from April 23,1877. He died at the last-named place; May 10,1879. Mr. Cameron had a strong desire to preach the gospel; but his peculiar fitness for teaching kept him mainly in the school- room and in the professor's chair. See Necrolog. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1880, p. 35.

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