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01 Jan 1999
From: Karen Slauenwhite
Subject: CRAWFORD, William H.

I am looking for information (parents & siblings) on William H. Crawford b.1 May 1830 m.abt 1856 in NS to Margaret Ann Douglas d. 6 Feb 1907 and buried in Port George Annapolis Co.NS. Some of the children from this marriage were Millidge, Weston, William, Juliah, Robert, James & Frank. The 1901 census suggests that he may have been born in Ireland and came to NS in 1831 (age 1).

03 Jan 1999
From: Sharon Bond
Subject: [Longmires/McCaul

MCCAUL, Frank, b. 14 Apr 1868 St. John, N.B., d. after 1940 m. Jennie (Mary Jane) LONGMIRE on 11 Mar 1882 in Hillsburn, Annapolis, NS, b. 19 Aug 1868, daughter of William and Annie Longmire.

Children of Frank and Jennie:

1. Clifford Watson MCCAUL, b. 18 Jan 1893 Delaps Cove, Annapolis Valley, NS, d. 08 Nov1967 Jordan Falls, Shel. Co., NS, m. Florence Freda WILLIAMS (My grandparents) Children: Marion, Clifford, Hubert, Albert (Sinnie), Hazel, Minnie (Jean), Carole. (Have family tree)

2. Mildred MCCAUL, b. 20 Oct 1896 Delaps Cove, Ann. Vall, NS, d. 29 May 1987 Round Hll, Ann. Co., NS, lived in Hillsburn, m. Charles MILBURY, b. 1916, d. 1960
Children: Isabell, Barbara, Hilda Jane, Joyce

3. Hilda Anna MCCAUL, B. ? Litchfield, Anna Co., NS, d. 12 July 1917 Bear River, Digby Co., NS, m. Charles Pearl HENDERSON (Rev) Children: Ruby Isabel and Kathleen (have family tree)

4. Minnie MCCAUL, m. Freddie WHIPPLE. (have nothing more)

Any help on the Longmire/McCaul line would be appreciated. I understand there may be a "Longmire Genealogy" published somewhere???

08 Jan 1999
From: Lyn & Janet Winters
Subject: Armonella MacKENNA

Seeking information on Armonella MacKENNA, dtr. of Capt. John and Eliza (MacKENZIE) MacKENNA of Annapolis, N.S. My information indicates she married Capt. James William DOANE of Brenton, NS on 3 Aug 1866. Notes passed to me indicate that Capt. DOANE fell in love with Armonella and would not sail his ship out of port until she married him. How's that for true love? Any information on Armonella, her parents or on Capt. DOANE would be appreciated.

09 Jan 1999
From: Robert C. Peck
Subject: White family tree

I am trying to learn more about an Andrew White who married Sarah Raleigh industry Mass in 1755 and emigrated to Granville ....I need to know about his children and grandchildren I believe he was about a fourth generation Mayflower descendant. My grandfather was Minard White ,my father was Donald....They lived in Young's Cove ,Annapolis County,N.S.

09 Jan 1999
From: David G. Allen
Subject: HICKS - Annapolis County

I am looking for the maiden name of Sarah J. (_____), born 1832, and wife of Gilbert Hicks, born 1834, of Clementsport, Annapolis County. They had at least five children; Herbert, Freeman, John Harry, Eliza and Jessie P.

12 Jan 1999
From: Dwight Vidito
Subject: Fisher/Annapolis County

Seeking information on the Nathaniel & Persis ? [____]Fisher family that lived in Annapolis County before 1800. Daughter, Isabel Fisher was married to Justus [Jesse] Vidito abt 1895 and lived in Nictaux.

17 Jan 1999
From: William Paschal
Subject: Possible Nova Scotia beginnings

I am looking for Joseph Paschal & Sophie Delorey, My grandfather's death certificate identifies them as being from "N.S.", my grandfather was born in 1887 in Qunicy Massachusetts, anything you may find would be greatly appreciated and anything that I have is yours,

17 Jan 1999
From: David G. Allen

Looking for information (birth date and parents names) for James A. Gibbon, of Wilmot, who died January 26, 1896 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. James was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, NS, on February 5, 1896. He married, June 25, 1863, Jessie Leslie, daughter of Dr. Robert Hugh and Ann (Sneden) Leslie.

Also am looking for confirmation as to whether this is the James Allen Gibbon who married Mary Eliza Smith, August 12, 1847. Mary died January 25, 1862.

18 Jan 1999
From: Winifred K Miller
Subject: Land records Granville and Annapolis area

I need some information on William Clark and second wife Mary James Clark..
Supposedly William bought a lot in Granville, NS from a Mr. Fletcher around late 1775--. Mary James was the daughter of Ann James (widow from Annapolis.) Also need to know if this William and Mary moved to Ontario, Middlesex County and later called Elgin County. William had children by his first wife Dorothy Stonehouse(died in England) and at least seven by Mary James

Searching Clark, Shipley, Mills, Hamilton, Jones and Morse.

20 Jan 1999
From: Ruth Marshall
Subject: Wallace

I am looking for any information on ELIZABETH WALLACE. She was born in 1843 in ROUND HILL, NOVA SCOTIA. She moved to St. John, NB and married WILLIAM CUMMINS. I am seeking her parents and any siblings.

22 Jan 1999
From: Arthur L. Wright
Subject: WRIGHTS_N.S.

Is there anybody out there with WRIGHTS in Nova Scotia??? Most of my family is located there and wouldl ike to hear from anyone who has Wright family there. Now or in the past. The Years run 1700 to 1900. or Present day... The Towns Are:; GRANVILLE, ANNAPOLIS, PORT LORNE, SANDY COVE,, BEAR RIVER, HILLSGROVE,NORTH RANGE, and DIGBY. There use to be some in Springhill, but have since moved on as far as I know.

Some of the Surnames: McCullough, Porters, Savarys, Dakin; Gates, Smith Hoofman, Sweet, Cress. Chute,Spechts, and Haights. and the Tibbetts. Rice, and rickers, and Bowlbys.

23 Jan 1999
From: Jack Wilson
Subject: NS Counties Annapolis, Colchester & Yarmouth,

I have several ancestors who were either born or died in Nova Scotia. In fact most of these moved back and forth between N.S. and Mass in the later 1800's I am interested in verifying whether I have the towns and counties of N.S. correct. A few samples as as follows.

Vincent Leslie Elwell born 27 Oct 1867 Argyle, Yarmouth, NS
Grace Darling Dodge born 16 Oct 1875 Bear River, ?county unknown?, NS
Martha Abbbott Hobbs born 17 Sep 1841 Argyle Head, Yarmouth, NS died 13 Jul 1930 Nictaux, Annapolis, NS
Florella Spencer born 24 Feb 1851 Great Village, Colchester, NS
John Groves Elwell/Martha Abbott Hobbs married 2 Jan 1867 Arcadia, Yarmouth,NS

1. In what county is Bear River?
2. What is the difference between Argyle and Argyle Head?
3. Does anyone know why so many (of my) people moved back and forth between NS & (Lynn) Mass.?

24 Jan 1999
From: Frank

As you may be aware Ida (my wife) comes from Annapolis Valley, having been born in Bridgetown. She was a Hayes. The names in her line are: Hayes, Durland, Vidito, Wrights and Sabean. We are at a stand still with her GG-Grandfather, one Isaac Hayes b. ca. 1800, m, Phebe Durland (some question on her date), we have b. 1825 and 1830. The problem with this is that we have doc's showing her first born at 1821!

27 Jan 1999
From: Kathy
Subject: Hardy in Annapolis county circa 1760

Is there a History of Annapolis County that lists genealogies? I am looking for information on the descendants of Aaron HARDY m. Lydia WOOD; lived inAnnapolis County circa 1760.

28 Jan 1999
From: Wesley Clark
Subject: THAIN

Seeking any information on THAIN family in Annapolis County. Alexander THAIN ied in Annapolis Royal c.1806. Married Deborah Greene, daughter of Thomas REENE and Mercy COOKE. Both were Quakers, I believe.

29 Jan 1999
From: Ruth Marshall
Subject: Nova Scotia Look-ups

Looking for ELIZABETH WALLACE born in 1843 in ROUND HILL, NS I have been unable to find anything about her and her family. All I do know is that she married a CUMMINS and settled in NB.

29 Jan 1999
From: Randy Larsen

I am searching for family data on Anthony Van BLARCOM/Rosannah WEA(I)THERSPOON, m: Granville Township, 1785. I have data from Calnek "History of Annapolis", so need information beyond that source.

30 Jan 1999
From: Ray Ezell
Subject: Annapolis valley whitmans

I am looking for persons who are researching the annapolis valley whitmans. these whitmans are descended from deacon john whitman of Stowe, Mass.

31 Jan 1999
From: Jan Heiling

Looking for the 'YOUNGS' of Annapolis County, NS, as described in the following publication:

The Nova Scotia Genealogist - Pub Vol I/1, 1983 OF GENERAL INTEREST - p.15

Did you know that the Youngs of Youngs Cove and Youngs Mountain are related to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet who wrote the epic poem "Evangeline" in 1847. Job Young who settled in Granville, Annapolis County, NS in 1761 was the great-uncle of this famous poet. Job Young's sister Patience was H. W. Longfellow's grandmother.

Would really appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge on this Young Family in NS.

31 Jan 1999
From: Eleanor

Looking for information, death dates, and descendants of the following:

Capt. Walter GATES b 1811 in Wilmot, NS s/o James Gates & Mary Ward m 16 Jan 1853 Mary PEARCE b 1829, d/o John Magee Pearce & Patience Chesley known children:

1. Annie b 1854 Wilmot
2. Jessie b 1855 Wilmot

James GATES b 1823, s/o James Gates & Mary Ward m 22 Dec 1853 Elizabeth Pearce b 1833 d/o John Magee Pearce & Patience Chesley known children:

1. John b 1855 Wilmot
2. James b 1856 Wilmot
3. Jessie Maria b 1859 Wilmot
4. Sarah Agnes b 1859 Wilmot

31 Jan 1999
From: Eleanor

Looking for information, death dates, and descendants of the following:

John VROOM b 1823 at Clementsport, NS, s/o Isaac Vroom & Mary Spurr m 3 May 1871 Seraphine/Sarah PEARCE b 1835 at Wilmot, NS d/o John Magee Pearce & Patience Chesley

Cornelius Hennigar VROOM b 1825, s/o Henry Vroom & Abigail Ditmars m 19 Jan 1854 Havaleh Jane PEARCE b 1831 at Wilmot, NS d/o John Magee Pearce & Patience Chesley known children of Cornelius & Jane:

1. Emma E. b c 1855 m George A. North
2. George H. b 1859 m Laura West
3. Fred D. b 1863
4. William S b c 1867
5. Stanly b 1867

31 Jan 1999
From: Eleanor

Looking for information, birth, death dates and descendants for the following:

Guilford D. WHEELOCK s/o Wesley Wheelock & Mary Jane Marsters m 29 Dec 1861 at Wilmot, Jessie PEARCE b 1838 at Wilmot, NS d/o John Magee Pearce & Patience Chesley known children:

1. Syretha E. Wheelock b 1862
2. Cora Jane Wheelock b 1865

Syretha WHEELOCK d/o Wesley Wheelock & Mary Jane Marsters m 16 Jan 1858 at Wilmot, Nelson PEARCE, s/o Henry Pearce & Eunice Baker According to Chute, Syretha & Nelson resided at Roxbury, MA

01 Feb 1999
From: Jerry Dalton
Subject: WILLETT Family in Annapolis County

Looking for anyone following this family in Annapolis County. Have lots of Willett names, some dates (birth, marriage and death) and a few locations. Also looking for info on spouses who married into family. My connection is through PHINNEY family. Will appreciate any help.

02 Feb 1999
From: Jim Houston
Subject: Everetts, Annapolis Co., bef 1816

Looking for info on parents or ancestors of

William Henry Everett
(b. 30 May 1816 Bridgeton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia)
(d. 30 Aug 1974 )
who married Susannah Ricketson. I have the Ricketson line, but am having trouble locating info on William's parents. I have one source that says John Everett was his father, but no further details. Does anyone have info on Nova Scotia Everetts.

05 Feb 1999
From: Robert Wentzel
Subject: BANKS family

Does anyone have any information on the origin of the Banks family that married into several families in the Maplewood area. Is the Ann Banks who married John Clark in England in 1764 (they later lived in Granville, Annapolis County) related to the Lunenburg County family?

06 Feb 1999
From: Gail Miller
Subject: Jefferson, Nelson, McMasters

Searching for history on the names, Harry or Harold Evans Jefferson 1881 to 1919), Sarah McMasters or Samuel Nelson both born before 1870. Jefferson lived in Bridgetown and possible relocated to Toronto where he died. His wife was Mable, children were Dorothy, Evelyn, Ralph.

09 Feb 1999
Subject: Josiah Burrell of Clementsport

Have been researching my ancestors in N.S. for 15 years. My burning question is looking for the ancestry of my g.g.grandfather, Josiah Burrell,born @Clementsport ~1829 and died Sept. 25, 1911. His wife was Joanna E. Hicks. I suspect Josiah was a descendant of the Burrell, who received a land grant on Sandy Cove in the 1700,s. I have his death certifcate, but his cousin Fred did not give much info. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I have completed my other lines the Potter family back to Robert Potter, whose son Nicholas came to Lynn,Ma ` 1630,s. Also the Whitman family back to John who came to Weymouth,MA in 1637. Also the Bertaux family back to Phillip. Somone had a question on that ancestry. All I know so far is Phillip and wife Mary fled France in 1685 and went to either Island of Jersey or Guernsey. When I retire I hope to check out the channel islands. Also have some info on the Rice, Hicks and Spurr families as they married into the other families in Annapolis Royal and surrounding towns.

09 Feb 1999
From: Tom & Ev Canning
Subject: Nutters of Granville

Searching for relatives of Darius & Hannah Nutter whose daughter, Statira Elizabeth was baptized Jan 27, 1842 at All Saints Anglican Church in Granville, Annapolis County. Any leads would be appreciated.

11 Feb 1999
From: Harold R. Rumery
Subject: Rebecca (Rawson) Rumsey

Rebecca Rawson married Thomas Rumsey believe in Port Royal on 1 July 1679, she died in Port Royal in 1692. I seek data on this family including any childre born in that area. Both of these individuals had migrated from Massachusetts.

11 Feb 1999
From: Arthur Clayton

I have been researching my Clayton Family of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. It appears that our Clayton Roots were Loyalists emigrating from the United States into Canada. It seems the first Claytons landed at Digby; N.S. The Town of Digby was founded in 1783 by the approximately 1500 Loyalists who left the New England States on the H.M.S. ATLANTA under the leadership of Rear Admiral Digby. A previous attempt at settlement had been made in 1766, but the colony of Conway failed. The Loyalists who landed with Admiral Digby were given a grant of 120,000 acres of land between Annapolis and Saint Mary's Bay. Joseph Clayton, Loyalist, came to Digby Township, where he was granted 200 acres of land in 1784; married 20Nov 1787, Mary Clark of Digby. The records of Trinty Anglican Church show they had 4 children; Joseph Jr, Paddy, Thomas, and Kitty. A large map located in the genealogy section of the Middleton museum shows that two of the Clayton children initials T. Clayton and J. Clayton owned property at Youngs Cove, N.S. My Father and Grand Father came from Youngs Cove.

I am missing about 2 generations. Also would like to know where Joseph Clayton came from. I am also researching Frail, Hubley, Milbury, and Cress. My family tree can be accessed on my Home Page:

12 Feb 1999
From: Lois & Ron Jenkins
Subject: Looking for a lost JEFFERSON

In my search for JEFFERSON descendants of the first JEFFERSONs to come to the Annapolis Royal area from Yorkshire, Eng., I spoke to a descendant whom I cannot tie to the rest, because she doesn't know enough about her own immediate ancestry. Perhaps someone on this list can help.

It seems her grandfather, who as near as she can determine was a Henry JEFFERSON, b. ca 1880, proabably from the Bear River, NS area, moved to St. John, NB, married (could possibly have married prior to going to NB), and he and his wife had 4 sets of twins. He was a seaman, and sailed out of St. John on a "wooden ship." He died at sea around 1915, when this woman's mother, his daughter Nellie, was about 5 years old. Nellie was one of the youngest sets of twins. After his death, the children were placed out for "adoption." Nellie, this woman's mother, would never talk about the family, so there is little to go on. She does know that one of the girl's names was Florence.

I know this is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but I thought it was worth a try. ANY help greatly appreciated.

13 Feb 1999
From: Chuck DeCoste
Subject: DeCoste??

Howdy, My name is Chuck DeCoste. I'm really new at this kind of thing and was wondering if anyone out here could maybe gimme a couple of pointers as where a good place to start would be. I know that The original DeCost settelers to canada landed in Acadia in 1695 and moved to NS where they were married in Port Royal... I don't know the date of their marriage but I believe it was around 1695. His name was Francois Coste, and he married Madeleine Martine. I figure that I've got some pretty good info to start from but am a bit stumped as to a dirrection I should take now.

19 Feb 1999
From: Jeni
Subject: Elias PECK and Peck census records

I have posted before about searching for the parents and family of Elias PECK. He may have been born between 1850-1870 in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. My grandmother says she is certain that he came from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia... and American born as I am, I am not certain if Annapolis Valley is a region that happens to include Annapolis County... that's where I am starting my search, anyway. I have no knowledge of his parents. His sons were named William, Robert, and James Austin. His daughters were named Elthel, Anna, and Wealthea. Those would be the only clues I have as to the names of his parents and siblings, if he chose to name his children after any of them. I have seen on the site that there is at least one Elias Peck around, but he is too old to be my Elias. I would think that there's a good chance they might be related since they have the same name, however.

18 Apr 1999
From: Linda (Bohaker) Sharp
Nova Scotia Roots

My great-grandfather, George Timothy Bohaker was Barrister of Annapolis Royal, N. S. He married Annie Almira Ruggles. Could you please tell me who each one their mothers and fathers were, where they were born, dates and if possible who their grandparents are. I know that Brid. Gen. Timothy Ruggles is my great-great-great-great grandfather and am trying to trace the history.

19 Apr 1999
From: J. Schweigert

I'm seaching for Rev. Asareleh Morse b. Jan. 16, 1745 in Mass. m. July 4,1771/74 in Grandville, Nova Scotia to Hepzibah Hall b. July 26, 1749 in Grandville, Nova Scotia I also found were they were married in Falmouth, Nova Scotia.

19 Apr 1999
From: Carol Bowers
Birth Records

After months of effort, I have succeeded in getting a death certificate for my great-grandmother(she died in the U.S),only to find out that her own son didn't even know her parents names. So, with only her name-Elizabeth Anne Warner(maiden) and her birth date of 5/20/1855, and place of birth Annapolis, Nova Scotia could you please give me any suggestions on how to find out her parents names? I understand that birth certificates were not commonly used in Nova Scotia during the 1800s

24 Apr 1999
Smith and Mos)h)er

I am seeking information on David F. SMITH and Lucy Flora Mos(h)er. I have been told they may have come from Annoplis, N.S. area. They moved to Hemford, Lunenburg county where there are lots of descendents. They were born ca. 1835. I have been searching this for years and have not come up with the slightest clue.

27 Apr 1999
From: Stephen Pearce
Jane Pearce and the Pearces of Aylesford and Wilmot

My great grandmother Jane Pearce of Aylesford (formerly Miss Jane Magee of N.J.) was certainly alive in 1883; she signed an indenture that year in Aylesford. It would seem that when her husband(James3 William2 William1 Pearce) and children moved to Edmonton in 1886 she was dead. Because she was Presbyterian and because she lived right on the Aylesford / Wilmot Kings / Annapolis border I wonder if perhaps she is buried in Annapolis. There is no stone for her in Kings. Can anyone check their information on Annapolis graves for me? Actually I am interested in ANY Pearce gravestones in Annapolis, particularly Wilmot.

09 May 1999
From: Leslie Richardson

I am looking for information on Joseph Ernest LLOYD, born about 1847, died 16 November 1927 at Bridgetown, Annapolis Co. He married Eldora ARNOLD 26 September 1881, she died 21 October 1924 at Bridgetown. The had at least one child, Lenora Bell LLOYD, born 1882, who married in 1909 to Alfred O. MORSE.

13 May 1999
From: David Houghton
Subject: Allison/Zwicker

Looking for info on Bertha ALLISON (1900-1990) from Bridgetown area; who married Jordan ZWICKER (1899-1930). (dates approximate).

14 May 1999
From: Joyce Neely

I am looking for information on a family I found in the 1881 census lists from Wilmot. They are listed like this:

George Neily age 42
Susannah Neily 34
Elwood 16
George 15
Susan 13
Norris 5
Lamert 2
Emma infant

I believe this family is my husband's g.grandparents and Norris is my husbands grandfather. I need to know more information about them and would appreciate it if anyone that can help me would contact me.

19 May 1999
From: Tammy Davy
Connell Genealogy

My name is Tammy Davy and I am trying to research the Connell part of my family from Nova Scotia. My grandfather said Nappis county but I haven't been able to find a Nappis county and Annapolis sounded pretty close. I will send you the information that I have and if you could add anything to it I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give me.

Ralph Clark Connell b. 1892 Albany Cross NS d. 1954 Norrisville m. Adelaide Elizabeth Best b. 1894 Ingesville NS d. 1932 same they had seven children together and after Adelaide died Ralph remarried to Myrtle Helen Barkhouse and they had four children.

21 May 1999
From: Bonnie Banks Merriam
Banks- Beaufry

I am searching for information on a Mary Beaufry who married David Banks, son of Eliphalet and Hannah Saunders Banks who initially settled in the Wilmot are of Annapolis County but lost their land due to unpaid debt and moved to Bear River in 1820 where Eliphalet Banks operated a mill outlet near Lake Lamerchant. I suspect David met and married Mary Beaufry in this area but need a date of marriage and I have information that Mary died around 1835 and David later moved to NB and married Charity Bubar Banks in 1846. What I really need is some sort of documentation of marriage and Mary Beaufry's death date.

24 May 1999
From: Henry Noel
Hamm and Cress

Looking for information on my ggg grandmothers Mary HAMM (daughter of Peter HAM), m: about 1840 to William Beals, b: 1803 in Wilmot, Annapolis, NS and d: 14 May 1870 in Clements, Annapolis, NS; and Rebecca CRESS, b: 1822, m: 3 Nov 1841 to William TRIMPER (Son of Henry TRIMPER), b: 1807.

24 May 1999
From: Joyce Neely
Neily family of Annapolis co.

I am researching my husbands family and found his g.grandparents in an 1881 census of Wilmot, Annapolis co. N.S. . They are listed, George Neily age 42, Susannah 34, Elwood 16, George 15, Susan 13, Norris 5, Lamert 2, Emma infant. I have also found George Neily on a Crown Land Grant list, map 36 submitted by Dianne Elliott to this newsletter. I would love to talk with her about this map. How can I see it? If there is anything else she can tell me about this map? We are planning on visiting N.S. this summer and it would be fun to know where George's land was located. Norris Neily is my husband's grandfather and we know Lamert immigrated to Calif.and one other brother we're not sure of his name came to Calif. also. If anyone out there knows anything about the Neily family in Nova Scotia I would love to hear from you. Also where exactly is Wilmot? I haven't been able to find it on a map. Thank you for any help you might give me.

26 May 1999
From: Lisa Zajkowski
Snow Family of Granville

I am looking for information on the family of Jabez Snow and Elizabeth Doane, who came to Granville from Massachusetts around 1784. Their children were all born in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass, but probably married in Nova Scotia:

Josiah (b 1755) married Elizabeth Shaw
William (b 1763) married Margaret Winchester
Silvanus (b 1765) married (1) Mary Clark (2) Mary Lent
Edward (b 1771) married Sophia?

All of their children were born in Granville, NS. I have a list of children for all but Edward. I found him in the 1851 Carleton census, in Wakefield, NB, age 80, with wife Sophia (age 71). He is living with son Jesse Snow, Jesse's wife Hannah Rideout, and 8 children of Jesse & Hannah.

I would like to find out who Edward's wife was, and his other children. Also, info on the children of Josiah, William & Silvanus. I have some NB reference books, but none for Nova Scotia. It is impossible to trace the female children without knowing who they married.

Is anyone else related to the Snow family?

01 Jun 1999
From: Bruce Fraser

Would anyone out there possibly have marriage records of Annapolis County? I am still trying to find the parents of Annie Wood who married Caleb Willoughby Schaffner in Wilmot, Annapolis County 8 Feb 1871. Hopefully, a record would show her parents.

01 Jun 1999
From: Mark Shaffer
Betty Bradley HAYES

Betty Bradley HAYES was born Jan 27, 1890/1891 in Nictaux Falls, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. She immigrated to New York City. I don't know if she came alone or with her parents. If you have information on the HAYES family of Nictaux Falls or can suggest avenues of research, please reply.

03 Jun 1999
From: Diane Conner

I am searching for my ggrandfather John Henry GREGORY born in Annapolis NS moved to Ipswich, MA and married Annie Lacy. My grandmother, Lucy May GREGORY was born in April of 1894. I don't know any more than this about him.

21 Jun 1999
From: Joy Irene

Looking for information on James Rogers

Found on 1881 Census James Rogers 47 living with widowed Sister in law in Nictaux. Nictaux Annapolis County Census for 1881 house 276 family 284 RODGERS

Lists Mary widow 49, then children Clarra 17, Margaret 16, Elizabeth 14, Oberlin 13, William 11, Charles 7 with James RODGERS 47-machinist,

Says James Rodgers born NS, but JOhn Rogers Mary's late husband was born in PEI. Believe James born in either Ireland or PEI.

Does anyone have James Rodgers on the 1871 Census or 1891 Census? I have been searching for him for over 20 years. Still don't know anything about his parents WIlliam and Margaret McDowell Rogers. (Margaret, the mother died in mid 1840's when youngest daughter only a toddler. This was in Malpeque but all trace lost. of William

27 Jun 1999
From: Edie McArthur
Catherine Goldsmith and Capt William Askew Armstrong

I am seeking the Marraige date in the Annapolis area of Catherine Goldsmith born in St Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, on April 10th 1792 and Capt William Askew Armstrong, birth place unknown but we suspect the UK. We have been told that the red to this marraige was in the suplement to the History of the County of Annapolis, by A W Savary (1913) p72, but we have no other details of the marraige.

Is anyone researching the Goldsmith and Armstrong Family please. After Marraige pre 1816 the couple went to England as the first child was born there in 1816. Any help would be appreciated.

30 Jun 1999
From: Joy Irene

I have a Margaret Rogers Nictaux/Middleton that married William DODGE before 1891. They had three children:

Jack Dodge md Laura PALMER
Charlie Dodge md Mable DODGE
Winnie Dodge md. William Thomas ALLEN

Is there anyone out there researching these names? Know of them?

30 Jun 1999
From: Joy Irene


Elizabeth or Libbie A. Rogers married Frank NEILY probably in Annapolis, after 1891 and before 1901 I believe. I don't think there were any children. Hopefully Frank Neily had brothers and sisters. Oberlin Rogers Nictaux married a woman named Harriet, and was killed shortly after. There may have been one child. Willam Rogers married a Lillian from New York and had one daughter. These are some strays that I want to find and welcome into my Rogers line.

30 Jun 1999
From: Joy Irene

Hattie GATES dau. Albert & Syretha GATES

I have Charles Rogers/Rodgers who ran a mill in Nictaux married Hattie GATES daughter of Albert and Syretha GATES On the 1901 census for Nictaux it shows Charles and Hattie and 6 month old Horace Rogers. They had four children Horace Gates Rogers that married Nellie HILTZ and I believe had a daughter Anna John Albert ROGERS married Eva STEVENS. They had 3 children. John died in Rumford Maine 1973 Margaret Erdine Rogers married Jack SMITH and had two sons. Kathleen Harriet Rogers born in Nicatux in 1904 married James MARTYN and they had 3 children. Anyone out there researching the GATES?

30 Jun 1999
From: Joy Irene


I am researching the family of Charles Rogers and Hattie Gates

Horace Gates Rogers married Nellie HILTS daughter of Amos HILTZ

John Albert Rogers married Eva STEVENS daughter of s. STEVENS and Lola STEVENS of Nictaux

Margaret Erdine Rogers born 1907 Nictaux md. Jack SMITH had two children poss:
Denise Martin Smith
David Russel Smith

Kathleen Harriet Rogers born 1904 md. James MARTYN in 1935 they had three children:
John Hugh Martyn
Wayne Rogers Martyn
Tremayne Rogers Martyn

03 Jul 1999
Wayne Kennedy
John Clark

I am looking for information on the descendants of John Andrew Clark who was born in Granville, NS his wife's name was Maude and children that have been identified so far are Nettie Clark born Jan 16 1901, Lena Clark born 6 Aug 1894, and Andrew Clark born 20 June 1896.

10 Jul 1999
Joy Irene

I have a Mary Robertson that married a Charles Barteaux, about 1798. anyone researching Robertson's in Annapolis county, poss Mochelle area?

20 Jul 1999
Edie McArthur
Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Marraige Info needed

I am looking for the marraige entry for Catherine Goldsmith to Capt William Askew Armstrong. Can anyone tell me where I am likely to find these records please. Are there any records on the web. The marraige took place prior to 1816. Catherine Goldsmith was born in New Brunswick, Charlotte St Andrews and Capt William Armstrong was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. I believe there was awar between US and Britain in 1812 and the US attacked Canada. Are there any records for Naval personel for that war please.

24 Jul 1999
Margaret Bentley
Atkinson and Jefferson

Could anyone tell me who was the first Atkinson to settle in the Cumberland area and how they might connect to the Atkinson family who settled in the Annapolis area.( both Yorkshire settlers) Also how the Jefferson's got mixed in with them.

27 Jul 1999
Vicki Booth

Charles Johnson (1802-1881) evidently m. by 1832 (Digby Co.?) Charlotte Witt (b. 1805), dtr. of George Witt & Elizabeth McKenzie of Granville, Annap. Co., NS (Charlotte was baptzd at All Souls Anglican in Granville). Does anyon have a marriage record for Charles and Charlotte, or any info about the Witt family?

29 Jul 1999
Joyce Neely
Searching for Simon Brown

I am looking for information on Simon Brown. He had a daughter named Samantha who married George Neily abt. 1874. They lived in Annapolis Co. at that time and later emigrated to the U.S.

30 Jul 1999
Lucy Traves
William Avard Gates b. 1884 Annapolis Royal

Looking for info on William Avard Gates B. 1884 Annapolis Royal son of James Henry and Anna Augusta (Quigley) Gates. Brother of Mary Jean and Ralph Byerd Gates. Went to Troy, NY, as a boy, apprenticed to his uncle William Hamilton Quigley.

02 Aug 1999
Jill Stauffer

I am searching for my ancestors in Digby, N.S. and in Dalhousie, Annapolis, N.S. My great great great grandfather was James Andrew Gibson born around 1846 in Dalhousie and he was married to Emmaline Ryan who was born around 1853 in Digby N.S. I believe that Emmalines mother may have been a Dooley.

02 Aug 1999
Bob Booth
Witt, Merry, Johnson families of Annap. Co.

I have recently identified New England places of origin for Gidney Witt (b. 1731) and William Merry (b. 1755), who settled in Granville, Annap. Co., by 1770. Anyone researching the Witts or Merrys is invited to check in. At the same time, I am trying to prove the marriage of Charles Johnson (1802-1881), born in in Digby Co. s/o William & Hannah Johnson, and Charlotte Witt (b. 1805), d/o George Witt & Elizabeth McKenzie of Granville. They had one daughter Elizabeth m. 1857 Morton Foster. I would like to know place and date of death of Charles Johnson in 1881 evidently (Granville?) and Charlotte (perhaps many years before).

03 Aug 1999
Gary DeRoehn
Sidney H Cushing b. Annapolis, N.S.

I'm looking for information (including any children) on Sidney H. Cushing b. 1867 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia married August 14, 1880 to Mary Anne Cushing at Grafton, Nova Scotia. Sidney is the son of Robert Cushing and Eliza Saunders.

03 Aug 1999
Diane Shaw
Moses Austin

Seeking help find family and to place Moses AUSTIN in Annapolis County previous to 1832. My info: Moses AUSTIN m. Sarah DAKINS 1832 Source: River Philip Twsp Book Moses AUSTIN who married Sarah Dakins came up to Cumberland County from Annapolis County Source: A SWEET Family History by Joan (Curtis) Jowsey I would welcome any help in locating and/or finding this AUSTIN family.

11 Aug 1999
Paulette Whitman
Chases on South Shore

I am trying to find out information about my grandfather, Norman James Chase who came to the Annapolis Valley with his family from Shelburne. I would appreciate any help available in finding out more about his family. He was born around the turn of the century.

13 Aug 1999
Diana Fox

Searching for Parents of John William Greenlun b.9 Apr 1854,Married Mary > Ellen Carter b. 2 May 1868.Bridgetown,Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. Any info on Greenlun or Carter's of Annapolis Co.,would be appreciated.<

17 Aug 1999
From: Darlene Nickerson
Subject: Fales

I am looking for the children of Benjamin Fales Jr. One of his son's was Oldham Fales who was living in Middleton Corner in 1881. Benjamin was born about 1787 in Wilmot, Nova Scotia. ( Int. Gen. Index) Parents were Benjamin Fales and Hannah Gates. Benjamin (1) came to Nova Scotia with his father Ebenezer during the New England Planter mirgration.

I believe that my Abraham Fales (b. abt 1809) may be the son of Benjamin Jr. I am trying to prove or disprove this connection.

18 Aug 1999
From: Dr. Dalton London
Subject: Mott, 1826, Granville Ferry

I have a copy of a letter dated August 15, 1826, written by Maryann Mott London at "Granville Ferry opposite Annapolis Royal" to her brother Edward London in New Brunswick. She is living with a Mr. Mott. Does anyone have information regarding a Mr. Mott living in the area at that time? We're wondering if perhaps Maryann was married to a Mr. Mott, hence the name Maryann MOTT London, although it's strange that she should still be using her London name and that she puts it last in her signature. Up until now we had thought her mother's name may have been Sarah Mott and that her parents gave the name Mott to Maryann and that Mr. Mott was her uncle. But perhaps her married name was Mott. Her father was John London (1782-1862) who came with his loyalist parents Ralph London and Anne Seamans to Saint John in 1783.

21 Aug 1999
From: Darlene Nickerson
Subject: Saulnier and Early

I am looking for information on a Jerry Saulnier and a Mary Early. They has a son Charles William Saulnier b. 1893 d. 1971. They were from the
Clarence or Port Lorne Area of Annapolis County. Any help would be appreciated. I know the Saulnier name to be of Acadain decent in the
Digby and Yarmouth areas. But Charles was not french speaking that I am aware.

21 Aug 1999
From: Darlene Nickerson
Subject: Ray

I am looking for hte Parents of Frances Ray b. abt 1826 in NS. In the 1881census for Middleton Corner, Fanny and Abraham have a Racheal Ray
aged 87 in thier household. I am thinking tha this could be her mother since she too is listed as Irish and is a widow. Is anyone researching the Ray family?

26 Aug 1999
From: Carol Bowers
Subject: Elias PECK and Peck census records

I'm trying to trace my Morgan ancestors and have gotten to Edward Morgan who was born in 1817 or 1818 and is my g-g-grandfather. He lived in the New Germany section. I've gotten an excerpt from the 1827 census that shows 2 Morgans as heads of household in the Clements area and both have several males in the family. Their names are Harry and Edward Morgan. Do you know where I can find a listing of wills for Annapolis County to see if they are on it and hopefully, find out the names of their children?

30 Aug 1999
From: Rose Mitcham
Family of Messenger

I am looking for Rufus Milo Messenger that was born in 1800 and his family more to the area of Rochester, New York around 1810 and he married Elizabeth Ann Barnes daughter of Timothy Barnes III of Italy, New York, that traveled to Pa. Where Eliza and Rufus second son was born in 1833. Rufus lived in Rochester in 1827.

30 Aug 1999
From: Margaret Brookbank

Does anyone know anything about a Gordon Blair who died 17 March 1890 in Wilmot, Annapolis Co.,NS? His wife may have been either Euphemia Mary or Eliza Marie, b. ca. 30 Oct 1850, Bridgetown. I'd appreciate any info anyone might have.

31 Aug 1999
From: Jerry Nordstrom
VIDITO Parker / CARTER Minetta / SIMMONS Levonia / SEAMONS Levonia

My wife's great grandfather was Parker VIDITO who was married to Minetta CARTER but in the records there is also a Parker VIDITO married to Levonia SIMMONS or SEAMONS. There is insufficient data to tell whether Parker was the husband of both Levonia and Minetta. The marriage record at the MacDonald Museum in Nova Scotia for Parker and Minetta yields the following information:

Parker VIDITO marries Minetta CARTER on May 8, 1886 in Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. Parker reports his age to be 34, that he is a widower, born in Nictaux Mt, with parents John and Ann. Minetta reports her age to be 36, that she is a spinster born in Dalhousie, with parents John and Rebecca. Thus, Parker was born in 1852, Minetta in 1850 and it is Parker's second marriage. The ceremony is presided over by Rev. N. H. SANIN, a Baptist minister with witnesses Lois HICKS and Wilson HICKS.

In the marriage record of Parker to Minetta he states that his parents were John and Ann, which I assume to be John VIDITO and Ann DALEY.

In the 1871 census for Nictaux, Annapolis County, NS that I reviewed at the Admiral Digby Museum it states that:

Parker VIDITO is age 35 and is married to Levonia SIMMONS, age 28. Calculating back this puts Parker's birth in 1836 and Levonias in 1843. Levonia was born in Hillsburgh and they were married on Jan 24 1864. At that time they had the following children:
Reuben born 1865
Erica born 1869
Bertha born 1871

On this same Census, Parker states that his parents are John and Ann.

Given that both Parkers state that their parents are John and Ann, and that I have found no other ancestors in the correct time frame except John VIDITO and Ann DALEY, it would seem that the two Parkers have the same parents and are the same person. I don't know how to explain the discrepancies in their birthdates of 1836 and 1852.

The crux of this surname input is then to determine if anyone has information on Parker VIDITO/ Levonia SIMMONS/ and Minetta CARTER that will establish that Parker was or was not the same person. For what its worth the data in Calnek's " Annapolis History", Alice Priest's, "John Vidito: a Huguenot Family", and the records I have from Dwight VIDITO do not satisfy this question.

31 Aug 1999
From: Marc Anthony

I'm working on tracing the lines of descent for the following NS Anthonys in our fourth generation, all descending from the Joseph Anthony line, a loyalist (Annapolis County). Does anyone have any further details on the following:

1) Descendants of the children of Freeman and Annie Lydia (Wade) Anthony of Broad Cove:
Louis Beri
Leonard W.
Ethel N.
Ruth E.
Alexa M.

2) Children of Joseph and Abbie Anthony ca. 1880s

3) Children of Watson and Emma (Whinnie) Anthony of Port Wade

4) Descendants of the children of Clarence O. and Alice (Dunn) Anthony of Digby:
Nina May
Beatrice D.

5) Any info at all on Josiah Willoughby Anthony born in Lower Granville

6) Descendants of Young and Jessie (Mathieson) Anthony

01 Sep 1999
From: Wallace Fullerton

I am curious about the name of Josiah Willoughby Anthony. The middle name is not terribly common and virtually all Willoughbys that I have found are descended from Augustus and Elizabeth Starr Willoughby, originally of Kings County. At some time the family, or perhaps the widow and children, moved to the Granville area and the daughters married into a number of Annapolis families (Longley, Fellows, Fullerton, etc.) Elizabeth died in 1837. Do you know if one of the Willoughby women married into the Anthony family?

03 Sep 1999
From: Brian Stinson

Looking for parents of Eliza Ann Forsythe. Born 11/26/1812, Died 10/15/1872. Married Francis Downie and had eight children:
James b.1832
Walter b.1835
Esau b.1836
Margaret b.1838
Joseph b.1840
Warren b.1847
Mary b.1844
Elizabeth b.1842

Could be from Margaretsville, Wilmot, or Granville area, or possibly New Brunswick.

03 Sep 1999
From: Brian Stinson
ELLIS of Granville, NS

Looking for parents of Mary Ellis. She was born in Granville, NS on 10/27/1770, died in Wilmot, NS on 10/24/1866, married William Downie 12/4/1786 or 1788, and had ten children:
Mary b.1789
James b.1792
William b.1794
Anna b.1796
Samuel b.1799
Joseph b.1801
Francis b.1804
Elizabeth b.1806
Ephraim b.1809
Stillman b.1815

10 Sep 1999
From: Stuart Balcomb

I have seen a lot of interest and activity regarding SMITH. I have a Susan Rachael SMITH born about 1739 marrying Silas BALCOMB, born 1738 in Sudbury MA. Silas settled in Annapolis Royal after fighting in the French and Indian War. I have lots of information about Silas, but know nothing about Rachael (as she signed her name). If anyone has any info on her I'll be glad to swap what I have about Silas' lineage.

15 Sep 1999
From: Angela
Jacob NYE, Annapolis County

Jacob NYE Sr. born July 4, 1798 Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. He married Pheobe TEED born 1808 NB, married February 4, 1828 York Co., NB. According to the LDS, there is a marriage record from All Saints Anglican church in Granville, NS for John NYE and Catharine _______. John Nye and Catharine were also listed as the parents of Jacob.

16 Sep 1999
From: Ruth Marshall

I am wondering if there is a census for Annapolis County, Round Hill in 1841 and/or 1851. I am looking for JOHN WALLACE, his wife - MATILDA HYLAND/HIGHLAND and any children. In 1851, they would have a daughter named ELIZABETH who would be 7-8 years old. If anyone has these, would you please look up those names for me. If not, can someone tell me if I can get these census' to look at myself.

17 Sep 1999
From: Hazel Voris

Need information on Egbert Charles Henshaw b. 1875, probably born in Annapolis Co Nova Scotia. Need his parents, siblings, and who he married.

17 Sep 1999
From: Danny Bertaux

I am looking for any and all information on my family name BERTAUX . First land grant I believe was around 1752 at Annapolis Royal. Would like to find history , crest & etc

15 Sep 1999
From: Mona Léda Loranger
J.C. Landry b.1580

Jean-Claude Landry-dit-l'aîné / Lesnes, b: Abt. 1580

Was he the father of: Antoinette LANDRY b. ca 1618, listed in the census at Port Royal in 1671, 1686, & 1693; m. ca 1642 Antoine BOURG. And, is he related to: René LANDRY dit le jeune b. ca 1634; appears in 1686 census at Port Royal age 52; d. at Port Royal bef 1693 census; married ca 1659 to Marie BERNARD ?

17 Sep 1999
From: Linda Crowell

I am looking into the family name of CROWELL from the town of Bridgetown, or Bridgton. Could you tell me please where I might be able to get any information.

21 Sep 1999
From: Marilyn Logan Tusher
Mrs. Donald Logan, Wilmot, Annapolis Cty

Looking for information on the death of a Mrs. Donald Logan, possibly Feb. 28, 1808, Wilmot, Annapolis County. A Rev. John Wiswall may have officiated. The few notes that I have also reference: Bull. P.A.N.S. No. 12, p 9 (1957) illegible Dec. 9, 1967 Also a register: C-3026 b 1789-1909 m 1790-1909 d 1790-1909 If this is information in PANS, perhaps some kind soul could do a lookup when next there.

29 Sep 1999
From: Cyndy Munro
Munro's in Annapolis County

I'm trying to find out about my ancestors. My grandfather was Gordon Lawrence Munro. He was born around 1878-80.He lived in Lake Munro in Annapolis county. I believe his father was Issac Munro. I would like to trace this back to see when the Munro's first came to Nova Scotia and where in Scotland they came from.

04 Oct 1999
From: Bob Gordon

I am looking for descendents of H.C.CHARLTON, who, with a Mr McGEE owned and operated a hardware store in Bridgetown, N.S. H.C.CHARLTON married Margaret GORDON, daughter of James GORDON of Springfield, N.B. In a letter dated 12/29/1922 states they had four children but Margaret died shortly after.

06 Oct 1999
From: Roger Cunningham
Mary Selig

Looking for info on family of Mary Selig who married Arthur Cashman at Annapolis Royal 24 Dec 1889 in Anglican Church. Believe he was living at Lequille and she In Annapolis Royal.

10 Oct 1999
From: Kyle McCroskey
Edward S. PALMER - Annapolis Co, NS 1879(?)

Hello, I am a new to this list. I have been looking for information on my g-grandfather Edward S. Palmer. I don't have very much to go on. I am hoping someone in this list might be able to help.

Edward S. PALMER was married to Rose BRUCE they had four children:

Robie Leroy PALMER born April 17, 1899 in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Nellie Irene CHAPMAN of PEI, Canada in 1919 (?) and they had four children: Sylvia (1921), Yvonne (1922), Shirley (1923), Edward (1942). Robie and Nellie PALMER moved to Westboro, MA. Robie PALMER died in 1963.

Ellis PALMER born Sept 13, 1900. He married a lady by the name of Dorothy. They had five children: Dorothy, Virginia, Thomas, Ellis Jr., & Mary. Ellis and Dorothy also moved to Westboro, MA. Ellis died in 1977

Eva Ruby PALMER born in 1908, married James Prescott LITTLEWOOD. They lived in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a Postmaster. They had three children: Robie G., Lawrence P. & Vesta. Eva PALMER LITTLEWOOD died in 1996 in Annapolis County Heath Centre. She had been living in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia

Gladys PALMER born 1898 - lived in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

14 Oct 1999
From: Joyce

Looking for ancestors of my grandmother Laura Elizabeth THOMAS b 11 Oct 1866 at Lawrencetown, NS. Her father William G. THOMAS; Her mother Margaret E. MCKENNA. She married Angus BOUTILIER 12 Sep 1887 in Dartmouth, NS. Anyone having information of either the THOMAS or MCKENNA line will help me fill in some missing pieces in my genealogy. Laura and Angus Boutilier both died in Malden, Mass, USA.

20 Oct 1999
From: Harold Corbett
Dunns in Annapolis Royal

I am looking for a name in the Annapolis Royal area. The first is my ggg grandmother's family, Elizabeth Dunn, she married Ambrose A. Corbitt in Annapolis Royal around 1840.

22 Oct 1999
From: Jane Gant
Morrison & Young

Looking for information on the families of MORRISON, James F. who married Waity ______ and whose daughter Elizabeth married Job L. YOUNG. Both families were found on the 1881 Census of Broad Cove, Annapolis Co.,NS I found the abstract of the will of James F. Morrison who died 12/8/1913 at Lower Granville listing his heirs and naming the children of his deceased daughter Elizabeth Young as Laura Bray, Myra Tedford and my great uncle Abraham( Abram Lorne) Young. I have not been able to locate the first names of the husbands of Laura nor Myra.

24 Oct 1999
From: Mike Fairn

I am looking for information on a Fairn (prob. Benjamin) coming to (prob. AnnapolisRoyal) NS in 1750's (prob. 1750) from Scotland (again, probably), possibly via Eastern seaboard of the U.S. Can anyone provide the name of the ship, or other info on him prior to his arrival in NS.

26 Oct 1999
From: Bill
Joseph Zachariah Hirtle

Looking for the burial place of Joseph Zachariah Hirtle and his wife Louise or Lucinda. I believe he may have been buried near Clarence in the Annapolis Valley. He died in Feb. 1922. Also interested in info on Louisa/Lucinda Green Mailman.

27 Oct 1999
From: Lucy Traves
Subject: Capt. Oldham Gates

I am researching the descendants of Capt. Oldham Gates of Wilmot and his many wives. He arrived in NS about 1760. I would like to hear from anyone who has info. on this family.

02 Nov 1999
From: Stuart Balcomb
Subject: Choate(Chute), Balcom

Stephen Adelbert BALCOM of Clementsport NS (brother of my great-grandfather) married Sophronia Amelia POTTER (d/o Jeremiah Vanderbilt Potter [s/o Rev. Israel POTTER, Jr. & Catherine DITMARS] and Sophia CHUTE). Their daughter Gladys married William Ernest CHOATE (s/o Delilah BALCOM and James CHOATE). I'm looking for any information about the CHOATE name. Could it originally have been CHUTE?

05 Nov 1999
From: Diana Fox

Can any one please help? I need both Parents of John A.Baltzer b abt 1832?Married Phebe Sabrina Worthylake b abt 1839 of Annapolis Co.,Nova Scotia.

07 Nov 1999
From: Michael Seguin
Edison, Edson, Eddeson, Eddisonn

I am looking for Edisons who settled in Digby/Annapolis area and remained there after John Edison, the Loyalist, and his family moved to Ontario in 1810. There was a second Edison listed on the Digby muster roll of 1784 - Marshall Edison. I can't find any further trace of him. Also, John Edison brought slaves from New Jersey. They were freed in Nova Scotia and took the Edison name. Any information on them would be helpful. My grandfather was William Edison born ~1891 in Annapolis. My great grandfather was Edward William Edison who married a Bennett.

08 Nov 1999
From: Ken West

Looking for the birth records for West in 1900, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada.

13 Nov 1999
From: Diana Fox

Does anyone know where the name Fletcher came from? I have the name Fletcher showing up all over the place and can't see to find the Family. Mostly Annapolis County,NS.

14 Nov 1999
Scarborough Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia

Fron Jennta N Dexter's book "Genealogy Scarborough Family" Loyalist "Free Negroes",seeking information for Bathsheba Scarborough"young woman of Color"join the Bapist Church in 1830.also a Dinah Scarborough join the church in 1842,would like information about this family,and any records regarding them.

19 Nov 1999
From: Janice Harvey

I am trying to locate in the Granville Ferry Area, two families: Harvey (original settlers would have been Norman and George who arrived as small children with their mother Ann Henderson Harvey shortly after the 1784 Loyalist arrivals in Saint John (they came up from Philadelphia). Ann, who was widowed, remarried a (Wm?) Sidequest or Sedequest, and that is the other family name I am looking for. I would appreciate any leads you might have for me. By the way, we know nothing of Norman Harvey although we know he left Granville. George Harvey seems to have married in Granville and produced 3 sons, George, William and -- can't quite remember the 3rd -- perhaps Samuel. They all left for Lubec, Maine and then Grand Manan when the boys were grown or nearly grown. I am a Grand Manan descendent. We have lots of information on them once they arrive on Grand Manan but no nothing about their lives in NS or Lubec.

21 Nov 1999
From: Douglas McCall
Bell, McGrath families of Digby/Annapolis

Looking for information on the following Digby/Annapolis Co. families:

BELL, Eliab (b. abt 1780 in MA; settled in Digby abt 1815). Children include: George, Carter (1806-1876), Thomas?, Charles, Eliab Jr. (d. 1860, married Abigail Marshall, children: Gilbert, Alfred, Freeman, Elkanah).

McGRATH, James (1836-1889, of Annapolis, son of Samuel McGrath and Nancy Litch), married to Elizabeth Johns (1841-1908). Children: Charles A. (1857-1940, married to Mary Trask, children: Stewart, Clara, Fred, Oscar, William, Harry and Mary), Samuel L. (1866-1950), Ellen (1868--), Edith (1874--) and Jane (1876--, married Frank Porter).

21 Nov 1999
From: Donna Lee Butler
Mina Dunn

I am looking for parents and syblings of Mina(possibly Wilhemenia) DUNN, of Upper Granville. She married Leverett Thomas HOLDER 20 Sept 1893, probably in Massachusettes. Her date of birth should be between 1867 and 1870(from family notes).

24 Nov 1999
From: Bob Hilchey
Who was Thomas Handley Chipman's Mother-in-Law?

Thomas Handley CHIPMAN (1834-1928) married Mary Elizabeth TUPPER (1838-1906) in 1865 in Tupperville, Anna, NS. Their daughter, Laura, was my great-grandmother. I am having some difficulty with Mary Elizabeth's mother, and I'm hoping someone researching Annapolis County may be able to help me.

In Calnek and The Tupper Genealogy, she was Elizabeth Tupper, d/o Eliakim Tupper and Lydia Putnam of Stewiacke. Elizabeth first married William Tupper in 1823; he died 08 May 1827 leaving one daughter Maria, b. 1825, m. Barzillai Forsyth. Elizabeth returned to Stewiacke for a time, then returned to Annapolis County, where she married Elias Tupper (s/o Asa Tupper, b. 1799) 10 September 1828, and had daughter Mary Elizabeth on Nov. 27, 1832. William's will seems to confirm all this.

On the other hand, we have the Bert Chipman Genealogy, where Mary Elizabeth is described as the daughter of Elias and Mary (COOPER) Tupper, of Tupperville. My great grandmother did not correct this statement with her annotations in the book, so I believe she thought it was correct.

The LDS database, unhappily, has duplicate entries for each of Elias' children; once with Elizabeth Tupper as mother, and once with a Mary or Mary Cooper as mother. I read this to mean that there are two sets of birth records which refer to different mothers' names. I have found no other Coopers who could be candidates for another marriage for Elizabeth between William and Elias, and there wouldn't have been time anyways.

Can anyone shed light on this problem? Were there Coopers in the area, for example? I'm at a roadblock here, and would really appreciate some ideas.

12 Dec 1999

Looking for information for A.W. Daniels who was married to ? Sellars .. The couple lived in Paradise, Annapolis in the early 1900's... That's about all I know of this couple...

12 Dec 1999
From: Elizabeth Robbins

I'm searching for family that resided between Nova Scotia and NB. I'll give you what little I have. Maybe someone on this > list has information on the persons below.

HARRY RILEY b/abt 1870 Annapolis Royal NS died St John NB 1915 m/abt 1897 ANNIE LOUISE BURROWS b/abt 1872 Liverpool NS her parents were MARY HIGGINS/abt 1845 and GEORGE BURROWS b/abt 1840

AINSLEY SNEAR/SCHNARE b/1880 St Margarets Bay {Boutliers Point} NS died > abt 1953 in Cambellton NB married LOUISE MARY KAINE/CAIN b/1883 in > Mann-Settlement Que died in Campbellton NB

CHARLES GILKER b/1830 New Richmond Que married MAGDELINE/MARGERY/MARIE/MARCELINE BAULIEU/BOULAY b1835 Jersey Island > died in Portland, Oregon USA 1924

DAVID KAINE/CAIN b/1860 died Niagara Falls Ont. married probably Mann > Settlement Que ELIZABETH GILKER b/abt 1862 Mann Settlement Que died abt > 1894 NB

Is there anyone on this list connected? Or does anyone have any further > info on these families? I would love to know more!

12 Dec 1999
From: Ken West

Looking for records of my fathers birth "Harry Kenneth West April 11, 1900. Parents were Fredrick Herbert West b July 20, 1874 in Portland Oregon, and Clara Daisy Ford b April 9, 1879 in Newfoundland.

15 Dec 1999
From: William Pellerin

I am seeking onfo on Etienne Pellerin b/1646 in Bacilly, France. He migrated to Port Royal,(Annapolis) Nova Scotia, Canada in 1666. He married a Jeanne Savoye (Savoie) in 1672 and raised 9 children there. Any help will be appreciated.

18 Dec 1999

I am looking for information on the descendants of John Balcomb and Catherine Lowe. I am well aware of Neil Balcom's site -- in fact, I have contributed to it. There are some loose ends I would like to pursue regarding John and Catherine's family, and here is what I have: John Balcomb, farmer, b. 12 Aug 1803 Clementsport NS, d. 24 Jul 1861 at 8:00 A.M. [s/o John Balcomb and Helen Gilmore]; m. 4 Jan 1827 Catherine Lowe at St. Lukes Anglican Church, Annapolis Royal; she was born 22 Sep 1806, d. 4 Sep 1852 [d/o Abraham Lowe and Phebe Ditmars]. An entry in “The History of Digby County” indicates that on 15 Mar 1830 John was a member of the First Clements Temperance Society. On 13 Jun 1855 John married Martha Porter née Merritt b. about 1807 Clementsport (LDS) [d/o Enoch Merritt and Martha Anthony]. John and Martha were married at the home of J. A. Merritt of Granville in the presence of John G. Balcom, Nehemiah Merritt, and W. Merritt (recorded St. Clements certificate #108). After John’s death, a Letter of Assignment was filed 21 Aug 1861 by his widow, Martha, and his nephew, John G. Balcom. John not only died without a will, he died with many debts. It took a long time to develop a plan so that his heirs would each get a small strip of his land. There was a public auction of all of the household effects, right down to the sheets and food items. Each of the family members, including Martha and the younger children, had to buy their own plates and silverware back from the estate. Children born at Clementsport:

1. Hezekiah P. b. 15 Aug 1829 (twin of Phoebe), d. 28 May 1880; m. Elizabeth Rice (d/o Henry Allen Rice & Zebudah Rice? [see entry #13, Decendants of John]).
2. Phebe Ann b. 15 Aug 1829 (twin of Hezekiah), d. 4 Nov 1904; m. 1st cousin John Gilmore BALCOM.
3. Jeremiah b. 13 Jun 1831, d. 9 Feb 1856; unmarried.
4. Abraham (Abram) b. 17 Sep 1833, d. 29 Aug 1878; m. Rachel Maria WOODBURY..
5. Miriam Ellen b. 8 Mar 1835, d. 28 May 1866; m. 1854 John Polhemus POTTER..
6. Stephen Adelbert b. 4 Apr 1837, d. 6 Dec 1908; m. 9 Oct 1862 Louise Ann GILLIATT; m. 28 Nov 1877 Sophia (Sephronia) Amelia POTTER.
7. John Ainsley b. 3 Dec 1839; unmarried, lost at sea.
8. Charles Ames b. 13 Mar 1842; m. Cassie ______ of Halifax.
9. Joshua Himes b. 11 Apr 1844; unmarried, lost at sea.
10. Robert Gilmore b. 17 Mar 1846, d. 25 Mar 1931, m. Francis Marion SPENCER.
11. Ephraim Manasser b. 29 Mar 1848, died young on 6 Dec 1855.
12. Jesse Dodd b. 8 Jul 1850; died young on 20 Nov 1855.

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