The first Cameron McDonald, of the 1700s, was a brave man. Cameron knew that Bonnie Prince Charlie's army did not stand a chance against the English. Cameron made a deal with the Prince's command promising to fight with them if they would let his clansmen go home. It was agreed. Cameron thought he would die in battle, but when that did not happen he realized he had to get his clansmen out of their home of Carrymuir before the invading English arrived. From prison, Cameron had each of his people smuggled out of Carrymuir to America, leaving behind one trusted man to watch over their homeland. This strategy created the town of Wheelock and the tradition that has Cam stuck in his role as chief of the McDonald clan.