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Fowler, Campbell, Daye, Ross, McKenzie, Buchanan, Jones, Miller and Stone

The Dog Days of August really brought out the worst in Gramp’s temperament. Nothing seemed to please him. He growled at me for drinking all the oatmeal drink. He barked at Cliff for riding his bike through the field of oats.

Gram and Aunt Tillie had taken pictures of tombstones and were gluing them in the photo album along with the matching obituaries when he complained that was a waste of film as well as space.

Diane McLeod would be on the side of the ladies in this matter as she has taken many photos of tombstones and placed them on her McLeod Family website at If she found an obituary she also made a link to it.

In fact the square sandstone column tombstone with leaves draped over top and two intertwining
Scotch thistles in the Trinity Anglican Cemetery at Sussex Corner provided her with some very interesting information on Duncan Campbell, as it stated he was a native of  Braidalbin,  Perthshire, Scotland who died 14th Oct. 1846 at age 84 years.  His wife Margaret died  20th March 1840 at age 68 Years.

She has a link to an article taken from The Weekly Record of December 15, 1893 which gives in depth details of Duncan Campbell’s children by his first wife who came to New Brunswick with him in the year 1803 and of his second wife, Margaret, a native of Ross shire, Scotland, whose maiden name was Morrison but when married to Mr. Campbell, she was the widow of one Donald McLeod, who had received a grant of land in the south side of the Kennebecasis River. Details are also given on the three children from this union.

Diane set out to tell about her McLeod family's roots which run from New Brunswick, Canada in the 1700s to Maine and Massachusetts, U.S.A. in the 1800s and back to Canada in the 1900s. Her  great, great, great grandfather, Donald McLeod, arrived in New Brunswick sometime in the late 1700s. It is unknown whether he was a single man or was already married to Margaret Morrison when he arrived, but sources indicate that his three children, Jane, Lydia and Hector, were probably all born in New Brunswick.

Hector McLeod, the youngest child who was born in 1808, received a Crown Grant of 100 acres at Campbell Settlement, Kings County from the government of New Brunswick. He lived there in a log house and farmed the land until his death on January 10, 1873. It is believed that he was killed by a falling tree during a "chopping frolic" in Campbell Settlement. He was first married to Sarah Ross in 1831 and secondly in 1849 to Margaret McKenzie.

One section of the website has many photos, another has obituaries and documents. Yet another has links to many New Brunswick genealogy related repositories which leads to many families.

Diane's McLeod family genealogy website includes interesting material on many New Brunswick families such as Fowler, Campbell, Daye, Ross, McKenzie, Buchanan, Jones, Miller and Stone. Diane invites everyone to use the information located at in their personal family research.

Query 1498
Cusack - McMahon:  Seeking information on the family of Margaret Cusack
and Thomas McMahon of Primrose, near Barnesville, Kings County, New Brunswick. 
Margaret Cusack McMahon died in 1886 leaving a husband and 12 children, the youngest being only days old. Would anyone have a picture of their house or family members? When and where did Tom McMahon die? Several of the children moved to the Boston area. Also looking for school pictures and school registers or return sheets for the Primrose School and the Barnesville School.
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