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Nisbet, George
B: 1824
D: 190---- Buried: Joe River Cemetery
M: Mary Finlayson b. 1833 d. 1877

George Nisbet Sr. arrived in Kittson County, Minnesota, in May 1881 from Sarnia, Ontario bringing 8 of his 9 children with him. He homesteaded on the SE 1/4 34-164-50 (Joe River) St. Vincent Township receiving his patent in 1886. He farmed here through the 1880's and 1890's and raised his children before selling his farm to George Ash in October 1902. The date and place of his death are unknown but he is buried in Joe River Cemetery. George was active in the National Farmers Alliance being president of the local chapter of this populist political organization in 1890.

Children of George Nisbet and Mary Finlayson:

1. Alexander Nisbet
M: Diantha Deighton, lived in Duluth, MN

2. Jessie (Janet) Nisbet
M: Wellington Smith, lived in Winnipeg / Vancouver, B.C.

3. John Nisbet
D: 1900
Buried: Joe River Cemetery (unmarried)

4. George Nisbet Jr.
M: Marcella McTavish, lived in Hannah, ND; Vancouver, BC

5. Mary Nisbet
M: Rasmus Pilgard, lived in towns of St. Vincent, MN and Tagus, ND

6. James Nisbet
M: Alice Wesluting, lived Emerson, Manitoba and Chicago, IL

7. David Nisbet

8. Emma Nisbet
M: John Blod, lived in Spokane, WA and New York City

9. Charles Nisbet
Left Kittson County about 1905 and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba

George Nisbet's descendants are scattered throughout the United States and Canada. If anyone is familiar with this family, Don Nisbet would welcome hearing from them:

Don Nisbet, Surrey, B.C., Canada Email: