After working hard in school all week, I really thought kids should have all day Saturday to play but Mum had a different idea.
She had spent many hours during September making sweet pickles, mustard pickles, Lady Asburn relish, bread and butter pickles, chow-chow and pickled beets as well as preserved peaches and pears. Today was the day to take them from the back pantry and put them in the cellar.
First Cliff and I had to carry the bottles of all sizes down the stone steps and across the mud-swept floor until we reached the shelves.
We rather forgot this was a chore and enjoyed arranging the bottles so a specified make or bottle size could be easily found during the winter months. In fact we were quite proud of our work and knew Mum would be pleased and probably would reward us with a piece of hot home made bread with lots of molasses.
Arranging articles for easy finding has been a task that volunteers of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society have worked on. In 1989 a group of the members retyped the first ten issues of Generations, the quarterly publication of the society and a 190-page ‘Generations 10' with approximately 3000 entries in the eighteen page surname index was published. In this book there are articles on: Restoration of the Westmorland Road Cemetery (Saint John), Canadian Immigrations from the Isle of Arran, Scotland, History of Wakefield Parish in Carleton County, Notes on Peter Day, The Sharp Family, The Thomas Alexander Family in America, 1803 Westmorland County Census, Quakers, Smithtown Loyalist Cemetery, Naturalization papers 1814-1831, Kennebecasis Island Cemetery and many other topics that were published from June of 1979 to December of 1981.
The years have slipped by and now thanks to Dan Johnson, David Fraser and Mary Rosevear of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society the articles in issues 11 to 20 of Generations have been retyped and arranged in a 221-page book with an eighteen-page surname index and a table of Contents of each issue for easy usage - no more need to thumb through ten different publications. Some of the topics in ‘Generations 11-20' which covers Spring of 1982 to Summer of 1984 are: Lumbering in New Brunswick Circa 1858, A.H. Hayward's Ministry Record Book 1879-1905, James Hughson - Loyalist, Settlers on the Miramichi - 1818, Will of Jacob White, Justus Earle Papers, Kimball & Estey Family, Genealogy of Eldridge Family of Charlotte County and the list goes on.
The membership the New Brunswick Genealogical Society was small in the early years of development thus few copies of the newsletters were printed. Thanks to ‘GENERATIONS 10' and ‘GENERATIONS 11-20' access to all those interesting articles has been made available.
Orders can be placed to NBGS-Saint John Branch, P.O. Box 2423, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L 3V9, for either of these books. Visit their website at http://www.nbgssj.ca
The members of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society have contributed the articles for these two ten-chapter books that provide so much on New Brunswick roots and the routes to use to find them.
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Beck- Barchard - Wilson: Rebecca Beck was born in New Brunswick in 1803 and died in Elgin in 1890. Her husband was John Barchard. Their children were: James; Mary; Julianna; Alexander and Rosa. The 1851 census states she was of German descent. Is she descended from Martin or Jacob Beck of Fort Cumberland? I am also seeking information on Captain Douglas Wilson who was born in Ireland and died at the age of 25 in 1865. He had a son George Douglas Wilson born in 1859. They lived at Hopewell Cape and skippered boats. I am interested in their seafaring life. Could anyone provide me with details?
-Pat Barchard, 10009 276 St., Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2W 1R5.
Daniels: Joel Daniels was a native of the state of New Jersey and served as Captain with the New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution. He was granted land on the Penniac River in York County. In 1795, he was residing in Burton Parish, 1800 at Sussex Vale and by 1805 at Millstream. He was a carpenter-contractor by trade and was employed to build Trinity Church at Sussex Vale. He was active in the Free Christian Movement. After his death on Sep. 26, 1807, his widow Clarissa (Winn) became the third wife of John McLeod.. She died at age 66 in 1831.The children of Clarissa and Joel Daniels were: Henry; John; Elizabeth married James McLeod in 1814; Clarissa married John Everett in 1811 and James was born in 1793 and died near Detroit in 1842. He married (1) Margaret Wanamaker, (2) Isabella Sabrina (unknown). I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have information on any members of this family.
- F. (Froberg) Wooley, 886 Lacosta Ln., N. Ft. Myers, Florida, 33917. Telephone (941) 656-5422.
Baxter: Augustus Baxter, Jr. (sometimes known as Augustine), a Loyalist, arrived at River St. John in the fall of 1784. He traveled, possibly with uncles and an aunt, named Augustus, Frederick, Lockwood and / or Phoebe, but probably with Augustine, Sr. He was born in 1756 in Westchester, New York. Augustus Baxter, Jr., settled in the Amherst area of Nova Scotia and had five children named George, Jacob, Willis, Joseph and Phillip with a possibly common law Micmac wife named Deborah. His second marriage to Sara Wilson in 1826, produced three children, Adolphus, Charlotte and Ann. My hope is to be able to document the parents of Augustus Baxter, Jr. and find his place of birth if it is other than Westchester, NY. Any information received will be greatly appreciated and will be shared with others doing Baxter genealogy.
-Richard Baxter, Lincoln Cove Road, Perry, Maine, 04667. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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