Oates: I am seeking information on
Thomas Oates, a British Home Child from Glasgow, Scotland. He worked in
the Woodstock, New Brunswick area from 1928-1932. Employers were
Mr. Hall and Mr. Upton.
Migration agency was the Cossar Farm, Lower Gagetown. Thomas was aged
years on arrival and 19 on his departure to Scotland in1932.
-Linda Oates, 23 Twenty-second Ave., Brighton, Queensland, 4017, Australia. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Steen: My great grandfather, William
Henry Steen, was born in 1847 in English Canada. He
emigrated to Maine in 1878. He was living in Corinth, Maine when he married Mary Evelyn
Bowden, October 25, 1882. He and Mary had six children. He was a farmer in Maine and died October 23, 1901. I have not been able to find a death certificate for William Henry Steen in Maine. Does anyone have any record of his death in New Brunswick?
- Denise M. Savage, 529 Sugarbush Circle, Frederick, MD, 21703-6233, USA. E-mail to email@example.com
Clare - Clair - Ginnish - Ward - Snowdon:
Twin boys John Hamilton Clare and James Augustus Clare were born on
April 18, 1793. It is possible that their baptisms were recorded in the
Queensborough Parish Records. There were also children Susannah (1791)
and William (1797). John Hamilton Clare and Anne Ginnish (a Roman
Catholic from Burnt Church) had a son Peter born about 1825, who was
brought up as a Micmac. John Hamilton Clare farmed land on the North
bank of the Richibucto River and was married to Judith Ward on
September 29,1835 in Richibucto by the Rev. R. Williams. Their son John
Wesley Clare was born September 07, 1840 in Moulis River, Kent
County and married Augusta Ann Snowdon in 1868. Can anyone
with information on this family.
-Donna Walford, Box 531, 54 Abbey Dawn Dr., Bath, ON, Canada, K0H 1GP. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon - Pickett: Request parents and
lineage of Elizabeth Jane Lyon. She was listed as a niece, age seven,
living with Munson and Fanny (Lyon) Pickett of Kingston Parish, Kings
County in the 1851
Census. She is in the 1861 Census as age 17 with the same particulars.
was born about 1843 and died June 23, 1888 at Prosser Brook, New
Brunswick. She married about 1864 to (Matthew) George Upham of Nova
Scotia. They settled at Prosser Brook where 13 children were born.
-Bing Geldart, 20 Miller Ave., Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, E4J 2N1. Phone (506)
372-9514 or E-mail email@example.com.
Brig Australia - Tompkins: I have
recently prepared a website about the vessel which brought my ancestor,
Joel Tompkins, from Saint John. New Brunswick to Melbourne, Australia
in 1852. The brig had
been purchased specifically to bring a group of gold-seekers, mainly
New Brunswick men, to the diggings here. The website includes the known
about the background and ultimate fate of each of the 100-odd persons
board for that maiden voyage, whether passenger or crew member. I am
to find out more about those involved whose movements after arrival
yet been traced, particularly those who returned to New Brunswick. In
any additional material on any of the passengers or crew will be
appreciated. Visit my site at www.ozemail.com.au/~tompkins/brigaust.htm.
-Allan J. Tompkins, "Limberlost", 14 Murray Parade, Koondrook, Victoria 3580, Australia. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax +613 545 33 545.
Meighar - Maher - Sullivan: John
Meighar married Mary Sullivan on October 8, 1839 with witnesses being
and Joanna Sullivan. This family was Roman Catholic and resided in
where John worked as a labourer. He immigrated from Ireland in 1837.
Meighar went missing on his way home from work in the woods near Big
River circa 1883. Mary (Sullivan) Maher is buried in St. Luke's
in Upham but her husband's body was never found. Is there anyone out
with Maher connections to this family?
-Sharon Pledge, 141 Pugsley Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2K 2X3. Telephone (506)652-5027 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Traynor - Carr: I am seeking
information on the parents and siblings of Barnaby (Bernard) Traynor
who married Sarah Carr. They lived in Barnesville, Kings County, New
Brunswick and had a son,
James born about 1841. Barnaby died before 1843. There is possibly
connection to the Thomas Traynor who was the second husband of Sarah
mother. Any information on the Traynor - Carr families would be much
-Maureen Aulson, 201 Pond St., Georgetown, MA, 01833, USA. E-Mail Almo21aulson@aol.com.
Traynor - Quinn: I am interested in
sharing information on the William and Sarah Quinn family, and also the
Traynor family, who immigrated from Carlingford to Saint John, New
-Judy O'Brien, 6615 Embassy Court, Maumee, OH., 43537, USA. E-mail
Sonier - Bourgeois: I am looking for
marriage and death record information on Mina Sonier who was born in
1884 in Moncton as Mina Bourgeois. I know she was married before 1936
and I presume she lived
until at least 1950. Does anyone have information to share with me?
-Thomas Wall, 2801 Santa Fe Trail, Racine, WI.,53404, USA. E-mail to TWall79108@aol.com.
Lenihan - Nowlan: I am seeking
information on Patrick F. Lenihan who was born in 1865 and died May 20,
1949 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Mary Ellen Nolan or Nowlan Lenihan
was born in 1867 and
died in Saint John in 1912. Who were their parents and siblings?
-Mary Baird, 73 Kierstead Drive, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, E1V 6R5. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald - Edgett - Hatfield: I have
found records of my great grandparents John Edgett and Mary E. Donald,
who married in about 1887. I also found birth records for their
children, William, Charles
and Hatfield (a girl). However, my grandfather, James Donald Edgett,
not appear in the New Brunswick birth records. He was born in Saint
in 1889. Also, I cannot find any records of the origins of Mary E.
who would have been born sometime around 1850-1860, and died in 1934.
I have not been able to discover a connection between the Edgetts and
although the name of Uriah Hatfield appears in my grandmother's address
and my aunt apparently was named after that family. Thank you for
help you can provide.
-Linda A. McCready, 2348 Filmore Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA., USA, 95670-4241. E-mail to email@example.com.
Wright- Benson: I seeking information
on the children of Charles Edgar Wright, who died on February 26,1951
at Sussex, New Brunswick and Annie Lenora (Benson), of Millstream,
-Ray Adams, 206 Willingdon St., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 3A5. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidder - Greenlaw: I am searching for
any information at all about Calvin Kidder who probably lived in
Brunswick (now St. Stephen) from 1785 to 1799. He was born in New
Hampshire in 1765, and was descended from the Kidder patriarch, James
Kidder (1626-1676) of Massachusetts. In 1798, Calvin Kidder married
Miss or Mrs. Mary Mercy Greenlaw
of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. In January of 1799, they had a
James Calvin Kidder, born in Schoodiac where they were probably living.
three weeks later, Calvin was killed in a mailboat accident on the St.
River (Schoodiac River). Four other men were also killed. While he
in Schoodiac, Calvin was part-owner of the Harmony Sawmill. We know
about what happened to his widow, Mrs. Mary Kidder. Since she was
with a 3-week-old infant, did she return to St. Andrews? The next
hear of her son, "Calvin" Kidder, he is 18 and in St. Stephen taking
of some legal matters in regards to property there. In 1830, he was in
Maine, and in 1834 married Mary Jane Wilkins from Amity, Maine. Calvin
Mary Kidder had 7 children born to them, but 3 died while either
or young adults. Three sons all married and settled in Princeton,
and provided over 30 grandchildren. Calvin Kidder lived in Princeton,
the death of his wife, and is mentioned in the book, "Early Princeton,
In the New Brunswick - Maine area, there seem to be at least 4
of Calvin Kidders. Descendants of these families continue to live in
County, Maine. I would very much like to correspond with any of the
family members and I would very much like to find out more information
Calvin Kidder's life in Schoodiac from 1785 to 1799, and his son's life
New Brunswick from 1799 to 1830. Possibly "young Calvin" and his
mother lived with another family or, did his mother re-marry and he had
-Betty Fredericks, 4 Mt. Pleasant St. (308) No. Billerica, MA., 01862, USA. E-mail to email@example.com
Golding - Case -Harrington - Shaw: I
am looking for information on the family of Ann Gusta Golding
of James Golding and Susan Case, first wife of Ebenezer Rider
(c1828-1903). His second spouse was Deborah Shaw
(c1831-1894). There would have been five children in the first
family: Ann, Ebenezer and
Deborah were buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery, Saint John.
-George Shaw, 162 Bay St., Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, K9A 1P6. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donovan - Hourihan - McDevitt: I am
looking for information on the descendants of Jeremiah Donovan and
Johanna Hourihan. Johanna and Jeremiah were married round 1859 or 1860,
as far as I know in
Sussex, New Brunswick. They had six sons and two daughters. All the
were born around the Sussex area and the two daughters were born
they moved to Fredericton Road. Johanna died on December 12, 1878 and
buried at Fredericton Road Cemetery. A few years later Jeremiah
Margaret McDevitt and they moved to Melrose, Mass. with Maryann,
Jeremiah and possibly some of the other sons. Any information would be
-Aldene M Hourihan-Gionet, 26-500 Douglas Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2K 1E7. E-mail to email@example.com.
Turner- Hutchinson -McGraw - Stevens -
Bubar - Boyd - Alexander - Wicketshaw - Finlay - Russel - Whitmore: I
for descendants of Holden Turner, who was born November 4, 1760, in
Scotland. He was in the British 22nd Regiment Foot, from 1778 to 1783,
he settled first at Lincoln, Sunbury County, New Brunswick and later at
after 1821. He married Jennet Hutchinson in 1784 in Maugerville who was
born about 1766 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and died after
in Fredericton. They had ten children, nine of whom married and
at least 65 grandchildren with surnames of McGraw, Stevens, and Bubar,
well as Turner. It appears that Holden was the son of Robert
and Janet Boyd of Lanarkshire, Scotland and grandson of John Turner and
Alexander and great grandson of John Turner and Margaret Wicketshaw of
same place. Less is known of Jennet's ancestry other than that her
were probably Robert Hutchinson and Anne Finlay of Angushire,
More information about the Hutchinsons, who brought Jennet to New
in 1776 is sought. She appears to have brothers Alexander and
born 1780 and 1768 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I also seek
about Jacob Russell who was born on April 15, 1746 in Connecticut, a
who died on June 27, 1827 in Kingsclear, York County. His
appears to have been Samuel Russell and his mother Ruth Whitmore. But
be found on his role during the Revolution or his ancestry in the U.S. and Scotland Jacob's daughter Phebe married Holden Turner's eldest son Robert.
-Ralph Turner, 14320 SW Rock Creek Road, Sheridan, Oregon, 97378-9735, USA.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (503) 843-3629.
Cox - King - Marter: I am searching
for Sophia Amelia Cox. When was she born and where? Who are her
siblings? Her parents are John S. Cox - born January 26, 1791 in
Kingston, Kings County,
New Brunswick and Isabella King, whose father was John King. Sophia Cox
Charles William Marter at Trinity Church, Digby, Nova Scotia on June
1846. Their children were all christened at Trinity Church,
Any help will be most appreciated.
-Beverly Martorano, P.O. Box 1598, Sutter Creek, CA., 95685, USA. E-mail to email@example.com
Connor - Starkey - Jagoe: I am hoping to find information on two different
groups that lived in Saint John during the 1800s and possibly beyond.
family names are Starkey / Starkie and Connor/O'Connor. Jagoe is a
name too, related through marriage. William Starkey / Starkie arrrived
family in 1836. He was from Rosscarbery in County Cork, Ireland.
worked as a carpenter and as a carpenter on ships. He died about
in Saint John, New Brunswick. Anna Maria (Alcock) Skinner Starkey
first Joseph Skinner, but he died, she then remarried to William
about 1824 in Rosscarbery. Her father was Williamm Henry Loftus Alcock,
Wexford Militia, married to Levina Mary O'Connor in 1797. In
he was arrested and charged as a United Irisman and sent to Botany Bay,
Australia with his brother-in-law, Dr. Bryan O'Connor. When Anna
Maria and family
arrived in Saint John in 1836, she applied to teach school according to
of teachers applications. She may have died as a result of a kitchen
in the 1880s. William and Anna Maria Starkey's eldest daughter, Ann
Starkey, was born in 1827, and married my John Connor in Saint John in
Their son John Starkey Connor, was born in 1846, in New Brunswick. The
John Sr. was also a teacher in Saint John according to teacher
records. John Sr. had a brother and sister in Saint John, Thomas Conner
a teacher, died there in 1862. Their sister Margaret Conner, also was a
who married Edward Henry Jagoe in 1846. All were teachers in Saint John
also surrounding counties. John and Ann Connor had a second son
R. Connor in 1849. John, Ann, and the Jagoes left for Illinois to
another of John Sr.'s brothers about 1850. Ann and John R. Connor
died Jan 5th, 1851. There were several other children of William. and
Maria Starkey that are in the 1851 census of St. John County. Wm. Henry
died about 1875, in Saint John, when he fell off a bridge and drowned.
anyone has information about any of these persons, I would love to hear
-Mark O'Connor, RR5 Box 850, Kula, HI., 96790, USA. Telephone 808 878-1626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruby M. Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John. Send your queries to email@example.com. Please put Family Surname followed by the word 'Query' in the subject line.