|If your tree branches back to the Chandler Family, you will find Petchey's book, Chandler of Rocklyn, very informative.|
I just couldn't understand mum's line of reasoning. She insisted the Christmas presents be left under the tree until New Year's Day. For almost a whole week, I had been wanting to wear the matching scarf, mittens and tam that Gram had knit for me. But no way could I get Mum to budge an inch!
From Christmas until New Year's Day, company came in the afternoon or evening to see "the tree."
After a bit of conversation, Mum would get down on her hands and knees and hold up each present. A detailed explanation of who gave the gift to whom was given. This ritual was followed by a cup of tea and the serving of white and dark fruit cake.
Our family did our share of going to see "the tree" of relatives and friends. I didn't mind this a bit as I loved eating the fruit cake and goodies that were served.
Way up in Dorchester, Westmorland County, the Chandler children would probably be bundled up with buffalo robes and hot bricks, when they made their journey by horse and sleigh to do the visiting of relatives at Christmas time. Their father, Edward Barron Chandler, was a nephew of Mary Chandler Upham, the wife of Judge Joshua Upham, who was granted the land in the Titusville valley.
Their mother, Phoebe Walker Millidge, was the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Botsford Millidge. Her early life was marred by tragedy. Her father died and then her mother was drowned. She came with her two sisters to the house of her grandfather, Amos Botsford, where she grew up in the care of her uncle, Judge William Botsford and his wife Sarah Hazen Murray Botsford.
In 1822 she married Edward Chandler, who became a leading public figure in New Brunswick. He was not only a lawyer, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Executive Council, Railway Commissioner, Lieutenant-Governor but also one of the Fathers of Confederation.
They had 11 children. Their elegant family home was known as Rocklyn. It was the centre of much entertainment of lawyers and government officials.
Two of their nine sons were the grooms in a double wedding ceremony in Trinity Church in Saint John. Charles Upham Chandler's bride was Sarah Hazen and Joshua Chandler's was Minnie Forsayeth.
If your tree branches back to the Chandler Family you will find Helen Petchey's "Chandler of Rocklyn" a biographical sketch of Edward Barron Chandler and his family connections very informative.
Some of the Petchey books are: The Dorchester Gilberts; The
Brothers in The Chignecto; The Dorchester Chapmans; The Hickmans in
Heyday; John Francis Teed - Dorchester's Master Builder and the
Weldon. The publications are available for viewing in several
research institutions in New Brunswick.
Greenlaw: I am searching for any information on Jewett Moses Greenlaw born New Brunswick on Dec. 01, 1863. He moved to Eureka, California where he married Elizebeth Mcgill. Their four children were Charles, Jewett, Frank and Gerald.
-Chuck Gretton, P.O. Box 41, Camp Meeker, CA., USA., 95419-0041. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith - Wedman: George Melvin Smith born circa 1840 married Mary Wedman born circa 1843 in Bayside New Brunswick were married in Calais, Maine in 1861 and had several children born in Maine: Julia Etta married Rev. Fred Johnson and Albert S. married Irene Bailey and both settled in Maine. The family members settling in Brockton. Mass. were: Charles M., who married Lucy Montgomery; Elizabeth M, married Perry Day; Jane G. married Alfred Day; and Addie M. married Emmitt Bassett. Any information on George and Mary would be greatly appreciated.
-Stacey Tash, 10307 College SQ., Columbia, MD., USA., 21044. Fax 410-740-6962. Or E-mail email@example.com.
Miller - Steen: Franz Miller born in 1818. It has been passed down by word of mouth that he lived in German Town section of NYC and was a cobbler there. At Sunday Mass the priest announced that the government in New Brunswick was offering land grants. The Catholic Church had been encouraging the startup of new parishes throughout North America. Franz travelled to Sussex, New Brunswick and took a grant of land at Head of Millstream, Studholm Parish, Kings Co. The only offsrpring that we know of is a son Thomas, who married Margaret Steen both were born about 1845. They had at least 10 children,:Alfred Miller born in 1867 moved to Barre, Mass., USA while working for the Railroad. We are interested in contacting anyone with further information on the history associated with this family.
-Dale Pitzen, 23 Dale Street, Rochdale, MA., USA., 01542. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burney - Barney - Kelly: I am trying to find an Elizabeth Barney (could be Burney, records tough to read) who was born about 1796 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Her parents are listed as being Joel Barney (Burney) and Elizabeth Kelly both of Maine. Any help would be appreciated.
-Jane Bartlett Kelly, 46 Wilshire Street, Winthrop, MA, USA, 02152. Email to JaneBarKel@aol.com
Reid - O'Hara: Mary Ann Reid was born Jun.15, 1829. Her marriage states that she was of Hampton Parish when she married William Francis O'Hara of Saint John city on Jun. 28, 1851. Does anyone have information on her or her descendants? She may possibly have been the daughter of James and Olive Reid.
--Vonda Adams, 608-611 University Drive, Saskatoon, Sk., S7N 3Z1. Telephone (306) 244-5258 or E-mail to email@example.com
Pine: I'm looking for information on Stephen Pine and his descendants. He was a Loyalist from Pine's Ferry, Ulster County (later Westchester County), New York who fled to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1783. I believe he was granted land at Oak Point Bay in the Long Reach of the Saint John River, Kingston Parish (now Greenwich), Kings County. He probably was the same claimant to the British Government in 1787 for losses suffered in America. Supposedly he died around this time at the age of 66. My questions are as follows: (1) When did he die?; (2) Where is he buried?; (3) Who was his wife?; (4) Who were his children? I believe he had at least 3 sons: Stephen, Jr.; Alpheus and Henry. Henry may have moved to Nova Scotia. Alpheus supposedly moved for a time to Eastport, Maine and then returned to Saint John. Stephen could have moved to Eastport. Is this information correct? (5) My Great-great grandfather was Stephen Pine, born Dec. 3, 1815 in Robbinston, Maine married in 1841 to Mary Elizabeth Pike of Eastport. How is my Great-great Stephen Pine related to Stephen Pine the Loyalist?
-Guy Sanderson, P. O. Box 54, Belfast, ME., USA., 04974. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Huestis - Hunt: I am trying to find out if any of the descendants of Lewis Huestis, Loyalist in the Guides and Pioneers with lots granted on Bear Island have ever tried to get UEL certification. I am a direct descendant of Lewis Huestis married to Mary Hunt sister of Lt. John Hunt. I have a web page on the Huestis family as far as I can go. It can be found at http://www.niagara.com/~mwalpole/huestis.html/Index.html. Any help would be appreciated.
-Mrs. Marie F. Walpole, 1175 Taylor Ave., Unit #3, Fort Erie, Ont., Canada, L2A 6B3. E-mail email@example.com.
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