Matthews, Nancy (Old
B: 12 Jan 1801 Another source says b. around 1790, Malpeque, PEI
Came to Elmsdale c. 1847 from Chatham, N.B
D: in Elmsdale, PEI, buried Alberton Mill River Cemetery.
M: John Brander, in PEI b. 1797, Chatham, New Brunswick d. Elmsdale, PEI, buried Mill River Cemetery. John was of Scotch descent. They lived in Chatham, New Brunswick and moved to Elmsdale when daughter, Jane, was about 16 years old (about 1857). They are buried in the cemetery where Dock Road and Mill River Road meet across from the RCMP station now. It is noted that Nancy (Brander) Matthews and Alexander Matthews were brother and sister but Mary Matthews, whose maiden name was Matthews, was said to not be related to the Matthews Clan or to her husband. She came from Brixham, Devon, England. Nancy (Brander) Matthews was the sister of Alexander Matthews whose son, Charles, married Jane Brander, daughter of Nancy and John Brander.
FN: John Matthews
MN: Margaret Taylor
Family of John Brander and Nancy Matthews:
1. Ellen Brander
B: 1829, Chatham, N.B.
D: Elmsdale, PEI
M: James Forsythe
2. Mary Brander
B: 1831, Chatham, N.B.
D: Buried in Maine
M: Robert Alexander Henderson, Robert b. 1830, Elmsdale, PEI. They lived in South Portland, Maine. He is the brother of Thomas Henderson who married Elizabeth Brander.
3. John Brander Jr.
B: 1833, Chatham, N.B.
D: 03 Aug 1866, Miminagash, PEI in an accident at a Miminagash, PEI ship yard.
M: Barbara Sutherland
4. James Brander
B: 1835, Chatham, N.B.
D: Massachusetts, USA
M: Liza Unknown, lived in Mass.
5. Elizabeth (Libby)
B: 1837, Chatham, N.B.
D: 17 Sep 1920, Elmsdale, PEI, Buried Elmsdale United Church Cemetery.
M: Thomas Raymond Henderson b. 1837, Elmsdale, PEI d. 1905, Elmsdale, PEI, Buried Elmsdale United Church Cemetery. They lived on Dock on the property formerly owned by John William Forsythe and then by James H. Wilkie. They owned 69 acres according to the 1880 atlas. Their buildings were on the side of the brook near the highway. Thomas was a carpenter as well as a farmer. He built many of the older houses in the district.
6. Charlotte Brander
B: 1839, Chatham, N.B.
D: Portland, ME
M: Unmarried, lived and died in Portland, ME
7. Anne Brander
M: William Woodside
8. Margaret Jane Brander
B: 10 Apr 1841, Chatham, N.B.
D: 25 Dec 1926, Alberton, PEI, Buried Elmsdale Dock Road Cemetery, Alberton.
M: 1860, Charles Matthews, in Alberton, PEI, b. 14 Jul 1835, d. 08 Jul 1907, son of Alexander and Mary Matthews M. Buried: Elmsdale United Church Cemetery. Charles was a farmer on the Dock Road. He and Jane Brander were first cousins. (Her mother was sister to Charles' father)