Ruby M. Cusack
A LIFETIME OF RESEARCHING BY R. WALLACE HALE
AVAILABLE TO OTHERS
R. Wallace Hale
Finally Mum had finished her Spring housecleaning and everything was so organized, it seemed she could not find anything.
I think she spent most of the day searching the back pantry for the seeds she had so carefully picked last Fall and dried. She knew she had moved them and stored them in a safe place, when she was housecleaning, but she had forgotten where that “safe place” was.
The word “recycling” was in her work habits long before the word became as popular as it is today.
Since this was an early Spring and the ground was warm and dry. Dad wanted to get the garden in as soon as possible before the showers started again.
When Cliff and I arrived home from school. Mum was really flustered and her face was as red as a beet. But although we looked everywhere, we could not find the seeds.
Grampy, who Mum called Papa, was visiting for a few days so he sat in the rocking chair and observed the goings on.
Gramp and Dad came into the house and stuck their heads into the door of the back pantry to see what we were doing. We were not going to let the cat out of the bag on Mum and told a little fib about searching for fish hooks and sinkers to use on our fishing trip in the brook this long weekend.
To Mum’s amazement, Dad was carrying the twenty pound cream can which she suddenly remembered held the seeds. Poor Mum had been worrying all day for nothing as Dad had the can of seeds with him.
Grampy may have been small in stature and well past his three score years and ten, but he backed down from no one. He started giving the men some gardening advice. Since there would be a waxing gibbous moon this week, he said to plant the beans, squash and cucumbers right away. Tempers were getting hot as the discussion continued. Gramp cleared his throat and in a very stern voice announced, “The beans, squash and cucumbers” will not be planted this week as we will wait for a waning gibbous moon.
I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about as I only knew the phases of the moon, as, new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter but I did know it was important to a farmer to grow lots of vegetables in the garden to feed the family as it had been way back in the time the Loyalists and other settlers established themselves in New Brunswick.
R. Wallace Hale has been organizing material and planting a different kind of garden for many years to form the content of his Fort Havoc website which has fed genealogical material to many a family researcher.
The material on his website represents a small part of the reference material collected and converted to digital form over the course of many years with material such as:
1) First English Proprietors of the Parish of Woodstock
2) Massachusetts Banishment Act, of 1778.
3) The Confiscated Estates of Boston Loyalists, John T. Hassam, 1895.
4) Return of Men, Women & Children Arrived at Annapolis from New York, 19 October, 1782
5) List of Persons Attainted of High Treason, in Pursuance of the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
6) Pennsylvania Loyalists muster roll in New Brunswick, 1785.
7) The 55 Petitioners, Loyalist Refugees at New York, each seeking grants of 5,000 acres of land in Nova Scotia.
8) Evolution of the Counties and Parishes of New Brunswick from the creation of the two original counties in 1759 to the county divisions in 1836.
9) The Loyalists and Slavery in New Brunswick, I. Allen Jack, Q.C., 1898.
10) The Sharp Family, Descendants of Alexander Sharp of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Province of New Brunswick, by Edwin Tappan Adney. First published in Acadienses at Saint John, N. B. 1908. Reproduced, with notes and corrections by R. Wallace Hale
11) Examination of the ancestry and descendants of the Loyalist Amos Dickinson of New York and New Brunswick
12) Manifest of the Eagle, New York to Saint John, N.B., September, 1783, carrying 240 passengers.
Plus thousands of other pages that were done keystroke by keystroke.
In general, items relate primarily to the American Revolution and the subsequent migration and settlement of the United Empire Loyalists in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Some genealogical material relating to persons and families of New Brunswick, Canada, is included in the mixture.
All the above material (plus much more) transcribed by R. Wallace Hale is available without charge until September 12, 2012, on his Fort Havoc website at http://www.fort-havoc.com/index.htm.
Also available until September 12, 2012 for purchase are the following CDs, Contact by email email@example.com
1) Province of New Brunswick Probate Records, 1785 to 1835. $25.00, including postage.
2) The UEL Compensation Claims, a single file containing the complete text of the 2-volume Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, published in 1905 — "United Empire Loyalists — Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty. Evidence in the Canadian Claims. $20.00, including postage.
While the green thumbs will be spending hours in their gardens this Spring and Summer - many family researchers will be reaping the genealogical produce from Fort Havoc - thanks to the years of research by R. Wallace Hale.
Read on (after the queries) for more genealogical fruits and vegetable on Fort Havoc where Wallace Hale says, "the dust bunnies grow.
NEWS!!! Oct 24, 2012 Wally Hale donated his Fort Havoc to the Provincial Archives so this outstanding resource he has created will continue to be available to researchers everywhere. http://archives.gnb.ca/Exhibits/FortHavoc/Default.aspx?culture=en-CA http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Default.aspx?culture=en-CA
HALE, ROBERT WALLACE "WALLY" - (1935 - 2014) - WOODSTOCK, NB - R.W. “Wally” Hale, 78, of Fredericton, NB, passed away peacefully at Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Among his contributions to New Brunswick heritage were:
- The extensive collection of original source material digitized on his Fort Havoc website, now part of the PANB collection.
- Transcription of most of the cemeteries in Carleton County, which later became part of the PANB database.
- Transcription and indexing of the first fifty years of New Brunswick Probate Records (published by Heritage Books)
- Created, and for many years maintained, the Carleton County Historical Society website
- Managed much of the CCHS artifact & archive collections
- Served on the Building Committee of the Connell House Restoration Project
- Privately assisted many individuals conducting genealogical research of New Brunswick families.
McGaffigan - Adams - McInerney - McAllister: J. J. McGaffigan, born circa 1864, possibly Saint John or Grand Falls area of New Brunswick. We think he was a tea merchant and a life long resident of Saint John. He was a friend of my great uncles Mike and Tom Adams and he was an ardent fly fisherman and a member of the Alderwood Fishing Club, on the Tracadie River, in 1924. When my great uncle Michael Adams died in 1899, he came up to Newcastle from Saint John for the funeral along with Geo. V. McInerney and J.P McAllister M. P. I am seeking information on Mr. McGaffigan.
Contact Tom Creaghan by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennedy - Howes -Stevens - Horne: Seeking information on James Kennedy, born 14 Dec 1860 in New Brunswick. Died in Saint John on 30 Dec. 1931. First marriage was to Ida Jane Howes, born 21 Sept 1862 and died in Saint John 08 Dec 1916. Also need information on James Stevens born 15 April 1840 in Ireland, married Margret Horne who was born 29 May 1851 in Nova Scotia.
Contact by email email@example.com
Forsyth - McIlveen: Gertrude F. McIlveen married John Raymond Forsyth in Saint John. on 8 July 1886 at the Exmouth St. Parsonage. Searching for family of John R. Forsythe in New Brunswick. He was born in Nova Scotia 21 Sept 1863 according to Naturalization Papers and Death certificate in Lynn, Mass, USA.
Lisa Forsythe-Kane, 2980 Ferncrest Dr., Yorktown Hgts, NY, USA, 10598 or contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT HAVOC by R. Wallace Hale
LOYALIST REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
The Saratoga Convention, the terms of surrender agreed upon by Lieut.-Gen. John Burgoyne and American Gen. Horatio Gates. The terms were not honoured by Congress.
Massachusetts Banishment Act, of 1778.
The Confiscated Estates of Boston Loyalists, John T. Hassam, 1895.
New York Act of Attainder, passed 1779.
Muster Roll of the disbanded 74th Argyle Highlanders at St. Andrews, Passamaquoddy Bay, May 24th 1784.
British Officers in America 1754 - 1774, Worthington Chauncey Ford, pub. 1894-5.
List of the inhabitants of Boston evacuated by the British in March, 1776, to Halifax.
Return of the Number of Men, Women and Children of the British and Foreign Regiments, New Levies and Civil Departments, Victualled at New York and the Out Posts the 20th August 1781.
Roll of Officers of the British American or Loyalist Corps during the American Revolution.,
Nova Scotia Bound, Refugees at New York bound for Nova Scotia, circa 1781.
The Claim of the American Loyalists Reviewed and Maintained upon Incontrovertible Principles of Law and Justice. Probably written by Joseph Galloway.
First Act of Attainder enacted by the State of Georgia in 1778.
Disqualification Act passed by the British when control of Georgia was regained in 1780.
British Act of Attainder passed by the British government in Georgia in 1781.
Bill of Attainder, Banishment and Confiscation enacted by the State of Georgia in 1782.
Return of Men, Women & Children Arrived at Annapolis from New York, 19 October, 1782
List of Persons Attainted of High Treason, in Pursuance of the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Loyalists muster roll in New Brunswick, 1785.
Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Loyalists, their settlement or dispersion.
Conspiracy and Confiscation Acts of Massachusetts, passed in 1779.
Ferguson's Corps, "the American Volunteers," commanded by Major Patrick Ferguson, inventor of the first breech-loading rifle used by the British Army.
Addressers of Gage — Address Presented to His Excellency Governor Gage, June 11th, 1774, on his Arrival at Salem.
Addressers of Hutchinson — Address of the Merchants and Others of Boston to Gov. Hutchinson, Boston, May 30, 1774.
Complete transcript of the Court Martial of Captain Richard Lippincott, charged with the murder of Joshua Huddy,
Extracts from the Proceedings of a Board of General Officers of the British Army at New York, 1781.
The 55 Petitioners, Loyalist Refugees at New York, each seeking grants of 5,000 acres of land in Nova Scotia.
New York Loyalists' Memorial in response to the July 2nd 1782 petiton for lands by the famous (or infamous) Fifty-Five.
Loyalist Reference Texts
Flick, Alexander Clarence, Ph.D. Loyalism in New York During the American Revolution.
Hammond, Otis Grant Tories of New Hampshire in the War of the Revolution.
Jones, E. Alfred, ed., Journal of Alexander Chesney, a South Caroloina Loyalist and After
Report on Manuscripts in the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Vol. I., 1747 to 1779. H.M.S.O. London, 1904. — documents and correspondence relating to the American Revolution, refugee memorials, etc.
Siebert, Wilbur H. The Colony of Massachusetts Loyalists at Bristol, England
Siebert, Wilbur H. Dispersion of American Tories
Siebert, Wilbur H. The Flight of American Loyalists to the British Isles
Siebert, Wilbur H. Kentucky's Struggle With Its Loyalist Proprietors
Siebert, Wilbur H. Loyalist Refugees of New Hampshire
Siebert, Wilbur H. The Loyalists of Pennsylvania.
Siebert, Wilbur H. Exodus of the Loyalists from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy
State of New Jersey Minutes of the Provincial Congress and the Council of Safety of the State of New Jersey (1774-1776)
Stryker, William S. The New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalists) in the Revolutionary War
Currency in New Brunswick between 1786 and 1835, including value of foreign currencies.
Evolution of the Counties and Parishes of New Brunswick from the creation of the two original counties in 1759 to the county divisions in 1836.
The Loyalists and Slavery in New Brunswick, I. Allen Jack, Q.C., 1898.
The Slave in Canada, T. Watson Smith, D.D., discusses slavery both before and after the coming of the Loyalists.
The Negro in New Brunswick, Rev. W. O. Raymond, LL.D., probably written in 1903 expressly for Neith.
On the Early History of New Brunswick, by Moses H. Perley, 1841.
A Letter from Fredericton, author unknown, published 1832 in the New Brunswick Courier.
Woodstock's Industries, published in The Carleton Sentinel, Woodstock, New Brunswick, Saturday, 20 October 1877 et seq. issues.
Remarks on the Navigation of the upper part of the River Saint John, by steam. Published in the New Brunswick Courier, Saint John, New Brunswick, 29 June 1833 issue.
1803 Report by Lieut. Arthur Nicholson on the State of Population in the District next above the Parishes of Woodstock and Northampton, extending to the River De Chute.
New Brunswick in 1802 by G. O. Bent, with notes by Rev. W. O. Raymond
Sunbury County Documentsfor Major G. Studholm, Commandant at Fort Howe, 30 June, 1783.
W. O. Raymond Scrapbook
These articles, written by Rev. William Odbur Raymond, appeared as a series of columns in the old Woodstock 'Dispatch' between 1894 and 1896. Dr. Raymond clipped the columns and pasted them in a scrapbook, a volume that was disintegrating in 1983. The columns have been rebuilt, preserving the original spelling, and, usually, original punctuation except where rare editing was necessary for clarity of meaning. Obvious typesetting errors have been corrected or noted, and occasional editorial comment interjected. Original format has been preserved as much as possible, although the newspaper-style columns have been abandoned in this presentation.
Of the hundred and three in the 'Scrapbook,' some forty selected columns are available as listed below. The entire 'Scrapbook' is included on the Fort Havoc Archives CD, Volume I.
Some of the pages in the original 'Scrapbook' were badly damaged and a few of the original issues of The Dispatch suffered from ink run, blotches, and other ills. A few instances absolutely defied decipherment or recovery and these are indicated by the enclosure of such in [square brackets].
The English on the River St. John
The Revolutionary War
The River North of Woodstock
Plan for Settlement of the St. John River
Provincial Regiments Part 1.
Provincial Regiments Part 2.
Provincial Regiments Part 3.
The Loyalist Regiments Leave New York
Arrival of the Loyalist Regiments
The Loyalists and Their First N. B. Winter
The Founding of Woodstock
First English Proprietors of the Parish of Woodstock
The Woodstock Pioneers
Old Muster Rolls of DeLancey's Army
Something More About DeLancey's Men
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 1.
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 2.
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 3.
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 4.
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 5.
Progress of the Woodstock Settlement Part 6.
Houlton Men at Woodstock Part 1.
Houlton Men at Woodstock Part 2.
Robert A. Hay
The First Trial for Murder on the River St. John
The Old Garrisons at Presquisle and Grand Falls
The Old Parish of Wakefield
Old Lower Woodstock and Vicinity
Old Parish of Northampton and Its Vicinity
Hundred and Fourth Regiment of Foot
Winter March of the 104th Regiment
The Military Settlements Part 1.
The Military Settlements Part 2.
The Military Settlements Part 2.
Counties and Parishes on the Upper St. John
Early Navigation on the Upper St John Part 1.
Early Navigation on the Upper St John Part 2.
Early Navigation on the Upper St John Part 3.
Our Representatives in the House of Assembly Part 1.
Our Representatives in the House of Assembly Part 2.
Early Legislation Affecting the Upper St. John
Early Legislation Part 2.
Ship Passenger Lists HMS Amphitrite. Identification of the vessel, the Amphitrite ship-of-war, that transported the Loyalist refugees from New York to Annapolis, 19 October, 1782.
The Union transport vessel, Return of the Famelies, &c., Embark'd on board the Union Transport, Consett Wilson, Master, began Huntington Bay April 11th, & Compleated April 16th, 1783.
Manifest of the Eagle, New York to Saint John, N.B., September, 1783, carrying 240 passengers.
List of Vessels employed by the Crown at New York in 1781.
Wrecks, Ships-of-War lost on the coast of Nova Scotia and Sable Island, during the Eighteenth Century — S. D. Macdonald, F.G.S., 1884.
Notes on Nova Scotian Privateers, George E. E. Nichols, 1904.
The Sharp Family, Descendants of Alexander Sharp of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Province of New Brunswick, by Edwin Tappan Adney. First published in Acadienses at Saint John, N. B. 1908. Reproduced, with notes and corrections by R. Wallace Hale
Examination of the ancestry and descendants of the Loyalist Amos Dickinson of New York and New Brunswick,
Smith Family, examining the descendants of Lieut. Michael Smith, first High Sheriff of Bergen County, New Jersey.
The Shea Family, a preliminary study of the descendants of William Elihu Shea, of Carrick-on-Suir, County Waterford, Ireland, and his wife Lydia (Spera/Sperah/Sperry) (Cornwell/Connell) of New Haven, Connecticut, Loyalists.
Southern Carleton County, N.B., Cemeteries, a compilation of all existing gravestones in the southern part of Carleton County, compiled around 1983. Limited distribution as photocopies of the original typescripts, in 5 volumes. Copies no longer available, but may be found in some libraries in New Brunswick and Maine.
Queens County New Brunswick Marriages, Volume A, 1812-1861 published 1986 Heritage Books, Inc. Long out of print, and (hopefully) superseded by a more complete work.
Early New Brunswick (Canada) Probate Records 1785-1835, published 1989 Heritage Books, Inc. This particular work received extremely favorable reviews. The book appears to be out of print, but may be available from used-book sellers. Copies are NOT available from Fort Havoc.
CDs Currently Available
History of New York During the Revolutionary War — Judge Thomas Jones (1731-1792) of Queens County, Long Island, New York, devoted the last years of his life to the compilation of a history of New York during the American Revolutionary era. The manuscript was edited by Edward F. de Lancey in 1878 and published by the New York Historical Society, in 1879, in two volumes, a total of 1,534 pages, including index. Mr. Jones impartially flayed the principals on both sides of the American Revolution, which perhaps accounts for the near century delay in publication. The original work included fold-out maps of New York, which are much too large for reproduction, unfortunately, but all other illustrations are included. With few exceptions, original spelling, punctuation, and format have been preserved. $25., including postage.
An Essay on Field Fortifications, by J. C. Pleydell, 1st edition, published 1768. This CD contains both a complete transcription of Col. John C. Pleydell's 184 pages of text, in HTML format, with links to the 40 plates, and images of the original pages. Topics include laying out works on the ground, necessary material and calculation of quantities, fortifying churches, castles, villages, towns and cities, and the construction of small mines. J. A. Houlding, in his "Fit for Service: The Training of the British Army 1715-1795," states "Pleydell dealt with the subject in such great detail, and with such ingenuity and inventiveness, that a throrough study of his treatise would prepare any intelligent officer to carry on the defence of posts and field fortifications competently indeed." Copies of Pleydell's book appear to be very scarce, and the subject matter should be attractive to those interested in military history and operations of the time. $25., including postage.
Province of New Brunswick Probate Records, 1785 to 1835. A compilation of abstracts of all existing estate files. The entire collection of estate file abstracts was collected into a single searchable file, supplemented by some discussion of monies of account and the evolution of the New Brunswick counties and parishes. $25., including postage.
UEL Compensation Claims, a single file containing the complete text of the 2-volume Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, published in 1905 — "United Empire Loyalists — Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty. Evidence in the Canadian Claims." $20., including postage.
Available until September 12, 2012 for purchase are the following CDs by contacting by email email@example.com
New and Used Genealogical and Historical books of
New Brunswick for sale.
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