Genealogical gold mine
The compilation of a CD titled
'A Selected Bibliography of Genealogical Material
in New Brunswick Repositories' contains valuable information
My birthday fell on the same date as Ethel and Elsie's. The occasion was celebrated with a family dinner at Gram's house. A birthday meant Washington Pie, covered in whipped cream. I loved to lick the beaters so I was always quick to offer my services to Sadie to turn the hand powered egg beater.
To commemorate its 20th birthday, the New Brunswick Genealogical Society sponsored the compilation of a CD titled: A Selected Bibliography of Genealogical Material in New Brunswick Repositories. The contents include: Introduction; Overview of Genealogical Repositories in New Brunswick; Research Holdings in Moncton area; Mount Allison University Pickard Bell Library; University of New Brunswick – Harriet Irving Library; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick's Guide to Biographies, Guide to Family Histories, New Brunswick Publications Collection, Subject Guide to Microfilm, a Listing and Index of the First Two Generations of Genealogies in the Family Histories Collection; New Brunswick Public Libraries and the Surname Search List for the year 2000 of the members of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society.
Lots of data can be found in the 1,442 family files of the first two generations (usually the settler and his children) of genealogies in the Family Histories Collection at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. While these cannot necessarily be counted upon to be authoritative, they can provide information difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. The files do not include the Provincial Archives collection of published genealogies.
I took a look at the Marter file and found Thomas Peter Marter born December 1774 in Ham, Surrey, England, the son of William and Jeanne (Pigou) Marter. He died on, October 17,1859. No name was given for his first wife. He married for the second time on March 15, 1816 in London to Mary Cladow. He first lived in England and came with a wife and three children to Saint John, New Brunswick in1818. His children were: 1) Peter Marter, born in England - married on May 9, 1833 at St. Andrews to Jane Augusta Hatch, the daughter of Harris Hatch. 2) Charles Marter was born in England and died on January 14, 1859 at Digby, Nova Scotia. His wife was Sophia Amelia (last name unknown). 3) William Henry Marter was born in1813 in England and died at Saint John on December 26, 1826. 4) Elizabeth Jane Marter was married on July 10, 1835 to Peter Duff. 5) Thomas Marter was born in1817 in Gurnsey, England and died on August 18,1881. He was married on July 29,1839 to Elizabeth Ann Trafton. 6) Louisa Charlotte Marter was born in 1819 and died on October 17, 1832. 7) Sarah Cecilia Marter was born in 1821 at Saint John and was married on January 29, 1839 to Charles R. Jarvis. 8) Walker John Brunswick Marter was born in 1825 at Saint John and died on April 30, 1895 and was married to Elizabeth Anna Leonard, the daughter of Thomas Leonard of England. 9) Marian Marter, an adopted daughter was born in 1842. The reference for this file is PANB:MC1/ Marter. This 20-page file contains genealogical data and also copies of letters written by family members.
This CD is filled with lots of whipped cream delights for the family
researcher as well as having a topping of an excellent listing of resources
The CD - A Selected Bibliography of Genealogical Material In New Brunswick Repositories - can be ordered from the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, c/o Stan Balch, 56 Chandler Crescent, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, E1E 3W7 at a cost of $14.00 (Feb, 2005 - No longer Available)
This is a sampling of one listing which can be found in the collection:
TOZER: Jared Tozer b. 4 Apr 1764 at Lyme, CT, s/o Charles Tozer, d. 22 Nov 1850, m. c1784 Sarah Eunice Ives b. - , d/o David and Eunice (Gillett) Ives, d. 1844: came to NB in 1789: they first settled on Saint John River, but moved to South Esq Parish, Northumberland County by 1811: children, 1) David L. Tozer b. c1786 at Simsbury, Hartford County, CT, d. 10 Dec 1876, m. Sarah Whitney: 2) Elson Tozer b. 24 Apr 1787 at Simsbury, d. 2 Feb 1872, married 16 Mar 1816 Mehetabel Room: 3) Richard Tozer d. at age 3: 4) Charlotte Tozer born 1791, d. after 1866, m. 18 Mar 1811 Asa Cromwell: 5) Charles Tozer born 28 Jun 1793, d. Spring 1880, m. 9 Apr 1818 Susan Rogers b. - , d. 10 Apr 1878: 6) James Tozer b. c1795, d. 13 Apr 1880, married 1822 Artimacy Foster b. - , d. 1887: 7) Abigail Tozer b. c1796, d. 3 Jan 1866, m. 18 Feb 1813 John Somers: 8) Jared Tozer Jr. born c1798, d. 1861, married Sarah Rogers: 9) Daniel Tozer born c1801, d. 10 Mar 1880, m. Lydia Rogers b. - , d. 17 Mar 1897: 10) Hannah Tozer b. c1803, d. after 1871, m. Donald Matthews: 11) Eunice Tozer born c1805, d. 1855, m. David Strickland: 12) Mary Ives Tozer born 4 Aug 1808, d. 5 Jun 1889, m. John Emmerson.
PANB:MC1/Ives, 1 page: see also PANB:MC80
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Brundige: My great-great grandfather, Capt. Charles William Brundige was born Oct.18, 1826 in Saint John, New Brunswick and received his Master's Certificate in March of 1874 in Saint John. He raised a family in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia where he was buried in 1905. Any information on this family from anyone researching Brundige/Brundage in New Brunswick would be greatly appreciated, as I seem to have hit the proverbial brick wall.
-Sheila Boutilier, 145 Walker Ave., #203, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4C2. Email: Nft2b50@aol.com.
Jonah: Peter Jonah (Pierre Jaunne) and his family were among the "Foreign Protestants" who arrived in Halifax in 1752, moved to Lunenberg for several years, then relocated to Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick. The history of this family has never been written. Now an 8-member research team is in the process of documenting this early New Brunswick family, and would like to hear from all Jonah descendants. Please contact our team coordinator.
-Gerald P. Dawson, 126 Court St., Riverview, N.B., E1B lL4. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fudge - Fleming: I am trying to locate information on the descendants of the ten children of John Fudge and Caroline Fleming of Chipman. Also I am interested in knowing more about the ancestry of John Fudge. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information to help in my search.
-William Fudge, P O Box 711, Clarkson, NY., 14430, USA. Telephone 716-964-8595 or E-mail to email@example.com.
Warren: I am looking for information on Benjamin Warren who received a grant of 250 acres in Cumberland Township, Sunbury County, recorded in Nova Scotia on Jun. 22, 1774 and in New Brunswick on Oct. 5, 1786. I believe he is the Benjamin who later went to Prince Edward Island and was my ancestor.
-Warren D. Stearns, PO Box 35, Hanover, ME., 04237 or 36720 Niles Drive, Zephyrhills, FL., 33541. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Maine) and email@example.com (Florida).
Ruby is a genealogy buff. Readers are invited to send their New Brunswick genealogical queries to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. When E-Mailing please put Yesteryear Families in the Subject line. Please include in the query, your name and postal address as someone reading the newspaper, may have information to share with you but not have access to E-mail. Queries should be no more than 45 words in length.