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Adams Cove

Local Persons in the 1800s

This information is excerpted from a report on the history of Adam's Cove that is on file at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The report was reproduced for me, but without a title page. Thus, I do not know the name of the author or the date that it was produced. Based on information in the report, I suspect that the report was written around 1970 or later. The report is interesting due to the amount of information obtained from personal interviews with local residents, and extensive citations from government documents of the 1800s. The list below contains names of persons in the report, along with the activity or occupation for which they were noted. I have included only references for persons in the 1800s and for which a specific date is cited. This is intended to help genealogists who are trying to link specific family members to specific points in time. The actual report contains additional names of later residents that also may be of interest to researchers, although many from the 1900s are not tied to specific dates. Notes added for interpretation purposes are contained in parentheses.
Frederick M. Swed, Jr.
Madison, Wisconsin
Last Name First Name Date Activity or Event Original Reference Cited by Author
Adams William and sons 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Anderson Jane 1887-1890 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Baggs Joseph 1845-1848 Served as local school teacher, receiving a salary of 20 pounds. House of Assembly Records of 1846, and Methodist School Reports.
Baggs Robert c. 1830 See "William Baggs." Personal communication, Clifford Baggs, Adam's Cove.
Baggs William c. 1830 Along with a brother Robert, first family to move inland from the shoreline. (Note: The report references this event as "140 years ago." The year 1830 is derived by assuming that the report was written c. 1970.) Personal communication, Clifford Baggs, Adam's Cove.
Baggs J. 1855-1857 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Bennet William 1817 The first recorded local merchant, based on church birth records (i.e. he was married and of child-bearing age at this time.) Wesleyan birth records.
Curtis Chris 1878-1879 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Diamond Peter 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Diamond Peter late 1800s Opened a grocery store. Personal communication, George Diamond, son of John Diamond, Adam's Cove.
Diamond William 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Evans James 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Evans James late 1800s Operated a general store with his son, Leonard Evans, through the early 1900s. Not stated.
Evans Leonard late 1800s See "James Evans." Not stated.
Evans Philip 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Evans Robert 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Fogwell E.A. 1893-1897 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Gill J. 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Gull William 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. (Note: The name "Gull" in the original is suspect; "Gill" is a similar name known to reside in Adam's Cove.) Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hollett J. 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Hollett Samuel 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hollett Samuel 1848-1855 Served as local teacher at a newly erected school. House of Assembly Records of 1849, and Methodist School Reports.
Homes Philip 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hudson Clement 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hudson Clement 1815-1817 Occupation listed as "fisherman" in the local church birth records (i.e. he was married and of child-bearing age at this time.) In 1824 he was registered as a "planter" at Cape St. Francis. Not stated.
Hudson George 1863 Local fisherman who's response to a government questionnaire on fishing practices is on file in government records Journal of the Council, 1863.
Hudson George not stated First "Hudson" in Adams Cove. Came from Jersey, England Blackhead church records.
Hudson Hugh 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hudson James 1854 Local merchant. Wesleyan birth records.
Hudson John and George 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Hudson Matthew 1841 Local merchant. Wesleyan birth records.
Hudson Matthew 1865 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Janes Robert 1872-1878 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Janes Bertha 1897-1900 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Luther Thomas 1817 Local tombstone records death on 8.8.1817 at age 22. Not stated.
Martin James and Sam 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Martin John 1857-1863 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Maunder J.L. 1890-1893 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Milley Elizabeth 1880-1885 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Moores George E. 1878-1879 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Moors John 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Moors Nicholas 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Moors John C. 1863-1869 Local school teacher. (Note: The date of 1869 overlaps with the terms of service for Henry Spencer and Matthew Hudson.) House of Assembly Records of 1864, p.405, and Methodist School Reports.
Murphy John not stated First "Murphy" in Adams Cove. Bought land from the Burris family. Personal communication, Robert Hudson, Adam's Cove.
Murray Henry 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Murray John and sons 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Reans Francis 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Reans John 1825 Name contained in local church ledger for pew rents collected. Blackhead church records from 1807-1857.
Reid John 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Rorke John 1830 Of Irish descent. Moved to Adam's Cove and opened a fish store in this year. In 1837, moved to Carbonear to establish "John Rorke and Sons." Wesleyan birth records.
Ryan Israel 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Ryan J. 1844 One of several residents who was paid by the government to build part of the road through Adam's Cove to Carbonear. House of Assembly Records of 1845, p. 276.
Smith James 1885-1887 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Spencer Henry 1867-1872 Local school teacher. Methodist School Reports.
Stanford Edward c. 1879 Son of Henry Stanford. (From other information, Edward's date of birth is 11.12.1878) Not stated.
Stanford Henry c. 1879 First "Stanford" in Adams Cove. Moved from Carbonear when son Edward was a baby. Not stated.

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