A Rebel Redeemed, from George W. to George
was hoping it would be raining when I woke up but instead I was greeted
with bright sunlight peeking around the edges of the green blind that
covered the window. This meant it would be a great day to dig the
Dad didn’t trust me with the hack as I damaged too many of the potatoes
in the past so I had the task of pulling the tops and piling them - a
job I hated as there were thistles hiding in them.
When that assignment was finished, he sent me to the cellar to clean up
any remains of rotten potatoes that were left in the bin from the
Cliff had the job of picking up the little potatoes which would be
cooked in the iron pot and fed to the pigs.
The day ended with the potatoes being dumped down the chute to the
cellar where they would be stored as part of our winter food cache.
After supper, I picked up the pencil and wondered how much of today’s
going-ons should be recorded in my diary?
Philip Turner used the fictitious diary of Charlotte Carver, daughter
of Squire Richard Finnemore, as the backbone for his historical novel “A Rebel Redeemed, from George W. to George
Charlotte recorded the every day family life in Sussex and Saint John
plus the stories told by her husband Jonas Carver, to his
children of his experiences in the American Revolution. Jonas had
a black savior, that is how he lived to tell these tales.
Mr. Turner states, “It is a story about a common man who did uncommon
This is one book you won’t need to read from cover to cover to find out
the details, as on October 4, 2006 at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Church in
Sussex will present a play at the book launching of “A Rebel Redeemed, from George W. to George
III”. Rev. Lynne Josselyn with the help of the Gray
Memorial Players, will direct this historical play, based on the people
of Sussex in the time of the Rev. Oliver Arnold. The play will
peak your curiosity for the whole story about the "Turn Coat" Jonas.
Govoro - Gauvreau - Ramsay - Matthews -
Marcoux: Mary Govoro or Gauvreau was born 01
Oct 1856, in Northumberland County. She and her brother George were
orphaned circa 1860. She was adopted by Peter Ramsay of Barryville who
was possibly her uncle. She married Francois Matthews or Marcoux. They
moved to United States about 1880 where she died in 1905. Does anyone
have information on her and the family?
- Pickle: Galbraith Roulston married Harriet Pickle 15 Aug
1839 at Greenwich Parish, Kings County. Also lived Queens County.
Harriet died in Saint John in 1914. Searching for names of children and
descendants and Galbraith's death date in the 1870s.
- Gunn: Robert Worden married Anne Gunn in 1885, possibly
as a result of his name being published in the Feb 14 1884 Leap Year
article that featured the names of the most eligible bachelors in town!
He had a house built at198 King Street in 1892 where he lived until his
death on 18 Jan 1929. In1923, he retired and closed one of the last
livery stables and hack service that was located on the north side of
King Square. His father Robert Thomas Worden was made famous in the
area much earlier by his connection with the infamous Maggie Vail,
Black River Road murder trial. He was a well-known horseman in the
area, as well as a pretty good jockey. Seek information on Robert
Worden and his family and their business ventures. Also interested in
locating information on Mr. Worden being asked to be the teamster for a
6-point hitch (Three Teams) to drive royal visitors on a visit to Saint
Unit 2102 - 3600 College Park Dr.
The Woodlands, TX
- Hewitt: Seeking information on parents, brothers and
sisters of John McCracken born 1835 in New Brunswick, a Presbyterian,
who resided in Charlotte County in 1874 and 1881 and died before 1901.
He was married to Mary Emiline Hewitt.
40 Hawthorne Street
St. Stephen, NB
Canada, E3L 1W6