They had one son, Paul and daughter Ruth, just starting school. Mr.
was killed in a car accident and Agnes went to Lowell, Mass. and brought
children home and brought them up. Paul, still in his teens, returned
Lowell with his mother, but died suddenly after a few months. Ruth
Normal School, later married Augustus Young of Calais, Maine, also
They went later to reside at Sagamore, Mass. They are now in Lexington,
where he is a High School Principal.
The Orr place has recently become the property of
Garfield Taylor, formerly
of Hampstead, wife Elizabeth, daughter of Stanley McCullough. They
sons and four daughters married in Hamilton, Ontario, two young sons
at home. On their property, another daughter Bertha, and husband Larry
have built a small house. Next to their place is a place owned by Cecil
on Andrew Taggartís land. The house had been built by Allan McGlinchy,
Amber McAdam Morrison of St. George, who later moved to St. George.
near the cutting through Anderson hill is the site of an Anderson home.
the Bend over-looking the Cove is the small home built by Alfred and
Berriault. Nearer Berry Point is the site of a former Berry home (not
connected with Berriault, who sometimes call themselves Berry.) Jeremiah
Brownrigg lived on same side (left) near foot of hill, brother to Nicholas
the next house. Father was Thomas Brownrigg. Their parents owned a
back of this place. Three sons of NicholasĖ- George, Howard and Nicholas
went to Montana to live in the early days of the "wild west". Others
in the family
were Emma married a Jamieson and lived at Red Beach, Maine: Elizabeth
married Solomon Merchant Sr. of Maine, who after a few years residence
and Bocabec, bought the Short property in Chamcook and lived there
Mrs. Percy Merchant now owns that home: Alice, wife of Harry Wilson,
Amy, Mrs. Walter McFarlane, Milltown, Maine: Albert, always at the
Annie Storr of St. Stephen) and John, wife Susan Young of Oak Bay,
built a home
farther up the road. Next to Albertís is a cottage known now as ďSpear
built by John McMullin formerly of Calais: wife, Julia Dawson. John's
was May Spear, Wellesley Hills, Mass. Albert Brownrigg's only child,
first teacher, then nurse, is Mrs. Herbert Haughn, whose husband is
and lives in Albertís home.
Almost across from Jerry Brownrigg's at shore is
a cabin recently built by
Leslie Brownrigg of St. Andrews, and following easterly on that
is the site
of a large house owned by John Dawson, Sr. It was burned, so was the
house. Some of the Dawson family were Lucinda, Mrs. Woodworth, first
John of Chicago: Gilbert of Vanceboro, and James of St. Andrews who
years lived in John McMullin house (Spear cottage). Another daughter,
married Isaac Hanson, who died young, leaving six young daughters.
In after years
Mrs. Hanson (Eliza Ann) married Daniel Cameron. Lucinda Dawson (Mrs.
in Jamaica Plains, Mass. came with daughter, also son Jack and built
a cottage in
Bocabec Cove. A few years ago that was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Earl
McCullough of Mass.
who dismantled the house and built a nice bungalow down by the shore.
her on the hill, Chester Brownrigg, son of John B. built a cozy home
with a two
story cabin nearer to shore to rent to summer people. He died suddenly
years ago and his wife, Margaret Cunningham, is now Mrs. Reginald Clarke.
Jack Woodworth became an Army doctor in West Indies and Pacific Coast
retiring in Boston. His wife, a wealthy Curtis of Boston, had bought
Island, where his only son Fayette lived for some years. Dr. Jack had
almost all the property of other Dawson heirs. On the death of the
wife gave Hardwood Island, Woodworth Cottage and almost all the property
Fayette. He sold Hardwood Island to John Campbell, the cottage to Mr.
Earl McCullough and moved to Ontario. His sister and mother live in
Julia Dawson, another daughter, married John McMullin and lived in
Dawson house many years, with May, eldest daughter, then moved to Jamaica
Mass. where sister Mrs. Woodworth lived. Misfortune overtook them.
One of the
younger boys became too venturesome and crossed a railroad track after
had been let down and was killed. Then came an epidemic of diptheria,
all the family but May and Norman, next to her. This included Oliver
oldest of family, Wilbert about twelve and two little girls I went
to school with.
Mr. McMullin, a fine ship carpenter, came out of the illness with a
disabled arm, but later came back to Bocabec and built the McMullin
owned by grandson, Roger Spear. Both Mr. & Mrs. McMullin died there.
Directly across the road from Chesterís is the home his father John
built, now owned by one of his sons, Dr. Leslie Brownrigg, St. Stephen,
of family. Leslie died in 1967. Wilbert, retired schoolteacher in Woodstock,