BACK CREEK AND SOUTH BRANCH SETTLEMENTS
by Harlan Nason
It seemed the corn scallop and hot biscuits tasted better since Mum used the good maple leaf china for the special occasion of Uncle Ern and Aunt Annie coming for a Sunday night supper.
Once the meal was finished, the adults pushed back the chairs from the table and sipped their tea while talking. A long discussion was taking place on properties that Uncle Ern had owned, which led into the present day occupiers.
Harlan Nason did more than discuss the property owners in the Back Creek and South Branch Settlements, he spent thirty years researching them and then published a 245 page book ‘Back Creek and South Branch Settlements' filled with details of the area.
By reading his pages, one can walk through the settlements of Hoyt, Mill Settlement, Juvenile, Ferrybanks, Boyne Road, Gillett Road, Patterson Settlement, Eastwood Road, Whittaker Road, Enniskillen, Sand Brook Road, Meadow Brook Road, Wirral, Craftville and South Branch and visualize the occupants of long ago, the division of lots, the homes that were built, burnt, abandoned or moved until one reaches the present day owners.
He has included information on schools, churches, general stores, restaurants, garages and gas stations, barbers, post offices, blacksmith shops, saw mills, grist mills, services, organization, local stories, sports, doctors, soldiers, storms, fires and over 60 pictures to add to the walk through time.
Concise genealogies can be found on some of the early families such as: Bell, Charlton, Duplisea, Eastwood, Graham, Hoyt, Kirkpatrick, Mersereau, Patterson, Smith, Webb and Whittaker.
Thanks to the years of research by Harlan Nason, the history of
Back Creek and South Branch Settlements will live on long after the
barns have fallen down and new homes have been erected.
Nevers - McCann: The 1910 census of Moose Lake, Minnesota, gives the age of George Edward Nevers as 48. Other surces indicate he was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and was married to Mary McCann of Nova Scotia. If any one has any information or any leads on the parents and siblings of George Edward Nevers, I would be very grateful.
-Patrick Doherty, 2703 Mayfair Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA. E-mail to Chivi@aol.com.
Jackson - Fleming - Sinstead - Springer - Fraser - Hopp: I am seeking information on the family of John Jackson who was born c1856 in England and died 13 February 1929 in Saint John. He married Margaret Mary Fleming on 31 December 1877 in Saint John. She died 26 June 1919. They had 5 children: William John (1878), Mary Edith (1880) - Roy Clarence Fraser, Richard Padley (1886) - Helena Jane Sinstead, Harry Fleming (1887) - Nellie Muriel Springer and Alfred James (1890) - Jessie Evelyn Hopp.
-Cindy Kiefer, P.O. Box 4844, Mesa, AZ, 85211, USA. E-mail to email@example.com.
Trecartin: I am a descendant of Martin Trecartin 1745-1817, who supposedly is buried at Oak Point. Any information on him,or his family, will be much appreciated.
-June McCullough, 870 Route 1, Oak Bay, NB, E3L4A6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paine - Wetmore - Organ Builders: I would like information on Paine and Wetmore, who were Church Organ Builders at the corner of Union Street and Wentworth Street in Saint John in the era of 1870 to 1890.
-Daniel Hopkins, P.O. Box 176, Lockeport, NS, Canada, B0T 1L0. E-mail to email@example.com.
|Genealogical Fair - Admission
The Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society is holding their Second Annual Genealogical Fair on Sept. 21, 2002 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Millidgeville North High School, Woodward Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick.
Visit the website of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society at www.nbgssj.ca for more information.
Ruby M. Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John. Send your queries to her at: 47 Jean St., Saint John, N.B., Canada, E2J 1J8. Or E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and mailing address for the benefit of those who do not have access to E-mail. Please put Family Surname followed by the word 'Query' in the subject line. That is Smith & Jones - Query.
Ruby has a "Family History" column in the Telegraph-Journal on Tuesdays