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History of the Parish of Chipman is 13 chapters of historical and genealogical information
Cliff and I were trying to be helpful by setting the table as Mum cooked the pancakes for supper. Since molasses was a must not only for pancakes but was always placed on the table to be spread generously over homemade bread, she asked me to go to the back pantry and get the brown stone molasses jug and fill up the molasses dish, which really was a pitcher with a lift up cover.
I came back with the jug but it was empty. Although Mum lamented being without molasses, we knew it meant that Dad would be making a before-supper trip to Fred Titus's Store. Cliff and I hurried to the barn to tell Dad of his errand and of course we knew we would get invited.
Fred Titus filled the jug from the molasses puncheon and set it by the stove in the centre of the store and stood exchanging neighbourhood news with Dad. In the meantime, Mrs. Titus took some smoked herring from a box and wrapped them in brown paper. The string was on a cone shaped spool and fed through an eye bolt attached to the ceiling and the end dangled near her right hand. She carefully tied the parcel and handed it to Dad. This would go great with tomorrow night's pancakes.
After what seemed like hours, Dad finally stopped talking and asked us, "What kind of a candy, do you want?"
Cliff chose a red one while I picked the dark maple one. It seemed he had no concern about a treat ruining our supper. Before leaving he also bought a plug of Golden Rod chewing tobacco.
I loved to go to the store and look at all the goodies on the counter and shelves. George Gerald King must also have liked going to visit the Country Store, as at the age of about thirteen he sought a position as a clerk with White Brothers of Sussex Corner. This Company ran a chain of stores in Saint John, Hatfield's Point, White's Corner, Bellisle, Sussex and Smith's Creek. His first duties, as a boy, were to count the eggs and sweep the store.
George King was born at White's Corner, on Bellisle Creek, Kings County on Dec. 11, 1836, the eldest son of Elizabeth Hickson, a native of Milltown, Ireland and Malcolm King. His grandparents, Colin King and Ann McKenzie emigrated from Fintry, Scotland in 1800. The Kings took up land and became farmers but George was not destined to follow in their footsteps.
In the late 1850s he went to the Chipman area to work in the store of Daniel Briggs. In 1860 he married Esther Briggs, a sister of his employer. He soon purchased the store and became a very successful business man in Chipman. His political career culminated with an appointment by Sir Wilfred Laurier to the Senate.
The Rev. Frank Baird in his publication History of the Parish of Chipman gives much information on Senator King and his family as well as others who contributed to the development of Chipman Parish in the fields of industry, education and religious work. A few of those mentioned are: Hugh McLean; F. E. Sayre; L. E. Shaw; E. S. Darrah; W. McLeod; Amos Bishop; J. Fraser; Francis Baird; Philip McGinley: Rev. Salmon; Rev. McIntyre and Jimmy Stewart.
A second edition of the book was brought up to date by an added chapter summarizing the main happenings between 1946 and 1976 written by Edith Mills.
The13 chapters in this 125-page book discuss: History; Business Pioneers; Hugh McLean; Sayre Company; L. E. Shaw and Brick; Again - the Lumber Business; Ship Building; Other Builders; Early Religious Interests; Orange Lodge; Early Doctors and Magistrates; Woodsmen and Isolation of Chipman. Photos of individuals dating to1867 are included.
Lumbering gave employment to many men in the area and thus grew an industrial and trade centre with not only the local markets in Saint John, but in Great Britain and the United States. Mention is made of the building of Schooners to take cordwood to Rockland, Maine, where it was used for firing the lime kilns. Bark from the hemlock tree was delivered to many tanneries in the States.
The History of the Parish of Chipman is a journey from the beginning of the establishing of settlements, industries, churches and schools and the effect on the growth of the parish and the families who were associated.
The winds of time have scattered the descendants of Chipman
Parish much like the schooners with their sails blowing in the wind
products to the many ports of call.
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Parish of Chipman by Rev. Frank
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Bouvard - Church: About 1859, Mary Elizabeth Dorrance, who was born in 1840 married James Church, who was born in 1835. They had two children, Charles U. Church and John
Herbert Church. Sometime between 1870-1876, James either passed away or they divorced, because Mary E. married a John Bouvard on Sep.10, 1876 in Johnston, Rhode Island. On the marriage register, John's parents were listed as Joseph and Ellen Bouvard of St. John, N.B. According to family lore, Mary and John moved to Ashland Maine where they ran a logging mill. Later John returned to New Brunswick, while Mary and her children moved back to Rhode Island. In the 1900 Census for Maine, there is a John Bouvard with a wife Ida M. and a son Walter. I found a New Brunswick reference to an Ida M. Bouvard's marriage in 1904 to an Earl Blake. I am hopeful that someone will recognize some of these names and be able to fill in a few blank branches on my family tree.
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