Picture - Haying on the Bustard Farm in Mechanic
Settlement or Portage Vale about 1939 with a team of horses
and a Cockshutt 2 Hay Loader. Contributed by Barbara
and is distributed to all members
of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society
I had no idea what a Rummage Sale was when Aunt Ethel
told us she was helping to organize one.
Best of all, she would have a surprise or two for me when
she came out to visit next weekend. I was hoping it would be
Mum told her to be on the look out for bottles with
the wire hold down tops as preserving time was fast
Gram said she could use some cotton material for quilt
The more I thought about a Rummage Sale, the more
confused I became.
On the following Saturday we heard a car horn tooting.
Upon looking out the pantry window we saw Aunt Ethel’s car.
She explained that the Rummage Sale had been cancelled
due to a leaking pipe.
She understood my love to read and had stopped at a
Book Store and bought a book for me, titled “The
Adventures of Paddy the Beaver”.
Family researchers are fascinated with books that are
filled with genealogical information. In fact they are
always looking for ones they don’t have.
Generations - the Journal of the New Brunswick
Genealogical Society for Summer 2018 has listed more
than one hundred publications by the NBGS and Branch Members
which can be purchased from the authors.
By the way, Generations is published quarterly and
is distributed to all members of the New Brunswick
Generations is made up almost entirely of articles
contributed by members and the Society encourages
submissions that deal with genealogy and family history.
If you are wondering what else is in this issue of
Generations of 66 pages, I’ll pull back the curtain and let
you peak through the window.
Who were Catherine (Dee)
Hitchcock’s Parents? A Fresh Look by Mori Hillman.
Same Facts for Richard’s, William’s, and Anna/Hannah’s
parents, but Richard’s and Anna/Hannah’s parents are known
to be Nicholas and Rebecca Yeomans. What was said about
Catherine’s parents can be said about the parents of
three other individuals who are strong candidates to
be her siblings.
Whatever became of Josephine
Kelley of Bull Lake? Submitted by
Franklin Luke Lawson.
According to the 1901 Census of Canada, Josephine
Kelley was the daughter of Benjamin and Alice Kelley and had
been born 24 December 1890. At the time of the Census she
was living with her parents and an older brother, Otis
Kelley, at Bull Lake, Southampton Parish, York County, New
Brunswick. Various Teachers’ Records and Trustees’ Reports
document her attendance at the school at Bull Lake from
1895-1903. Extensive research found no additional
information on the life of Josephine Kelley beyond age 13;
no record of her marriage, no record of her death, no
gravestone inscription. So, whatever became of Josephine
Kelley of Bull Lake?
Diaries of Tredway
Thomas Odber Miles (part 12) July
5th, 1852 - Stephen Carman & wife to breakfast - they go
on to town with my horse & waggon. Ann goes to Betsy’s
with Odber, who goes to the Courthouse on a charge of
beating Geo. T. Hardings son John.
Will of Rev. John Urquhart
contributed by David Fraser. This will was found in the
Northumberland County Deed Registry Books, Book. No. 12.
Descendants of Thomas and
Elizabeth Green, Part 4 by Stanley Corey of
Green Valley, AZ, 1991 - Edited and contributed by George H.
Community Cemetery, Kings Co, NB, Part 7 by
Barbara Pearson and Art DeWolfe
has articles in seven issues with more to come.
The Brothers D'Amours
- The First Settlers on the Saint
John River. From “The New Brunswick Magazine”
- Contributed by George H. Hayward.
Bull Lake Settlers: Children
of George Alexander Lawson and Annie J. (Hoyt) Lawson.
Submitted by Franklin Luke Lawson.
Some Early New Brunswick
Marriage Records contributed by David Fraser.
These records are from volume 10 of the Northumberland
County Deed Registry books. (The (X)
denotes that the bride, groom,
and witnesses signed with their mark).
Christmas As It Was - From “The
New Brunswick Magazine” - Saint John, NB, Vol. 1,
1898, pg. 351 By Clarence Ward. Contributed by
George H. Hayward.
The Inquest into the Death
of Mary (Lawson) Jones submitted by Franklin
Mary Jones (c. 1827-1877) was the only daughter of
Alexander Lawson (c.1795-1863) of
Dumfriesshire, Scotland and Deborah Kelly (c.
1796-1874) of Prince William.
The New Brunswick Genealogical Society is pleased to
make the Summer 2018 issue of Generations, their
quarterly magazine, available to visitors until the middle
of September 2018. This will provide a sense of the
wealth of genealogical information contained in each issue
of our magazine. Click https://nbgs.ca/upload/files/Generations/2016-2020/Vol_40-2_Summer_2018.pdf
to view the magazine.
A membership in the New Brunswick Genealogical Society
will give you access to Generations from 1979 until
2018 - as well as several databases. Membership Enrolment
Form is available at https://nbgs.ca/
P.S. - I have been a member
of the New
Brunswick Genealogical Society for many years and have
looked forward to the arrival of Generations with great
anticipation. I have learned much from the
publications. I hope you will take the time to read the
Summer 2018 issue of Generations that is
until the middle of September of 2018. Take a look at
the databases that are free to the public
Hopefully you will be so impressed you will take a
membership in the NBGS.
Since 1979 many members have volunteered hours of
their time to make this such a successful project
Ruby M Cusack
Column-Ruby Cusack-Escapade-Saturday, July 21, 2018
Subject - Finding Information on Tombstones by doing a
word search on “Vital Statistics from New Brunswick
Newspapers” by Daniel Johnson on the Provincial Archives of
New Brunswick website.
Column Date - July 21, 2018
Picture - A tombstone in a New Brunswick Burial Ground
that looks to be granite but is made of metal.
By the amount of food that had been packed into the
ice chest in the trunk, one would think Aunt Ethel was
taking us on a trip to the States instead of having a picnic
lunch while taking Gram to visit cemeteries where some of
her relatives and friends were buried.
I was to sit in the front seat in the middle which
wasn’t very comfortable. Poor Cliff was squeezed into the
back seat with the three adult ladies.
Since Gram was lame and needed to use a cane while
walking over the rough terrain and through the bushes, I was
to hold on to her. This was in the days before the gasoline
lawn mowers so cleaning up the cemetery meant using a bush
scythe and leaving about five inches of sharp bushes
We had visited six cemeteries before it was decided we
should find a shady spot to spread a tablecloth on the
ground and eat the picnic lunch.
When we pulled into the cemetery, I noticed a truck
parked at the other side. Once I had finished some
sandwiches, I picked up three of Aunt Sadie’s freshly made
and sugared doughnuts and went to see what the men were
The truck was from a Monument Company and a beautiful
black granite tombstone was being installed. It was like no
other one that I had ever seen.
Just as the men were getting ready to get it on the
base, I heard a horn tooting and knew I was being summoned.
At the supper table, I was telling all about this
beautiful tombstone which did not seem to be interesting
anyone. Finally Dad looked at me and said, “Maybe you could
get a newspaper to make it part of the news.” This caused a
snicker to go around the table.
Little did he know that items about tombstones were
published in the newspapers in the past.
Too bad, Dad wasn’t still around to watch me do a word
search on “Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers”
by Daniel Johnson on the Provincial Archives of New
Brunswick website and see the many references to tombstones.
September 15, 1894 - Saint John - The Daily Sun: At
St. Andrews on Sept. 12 - A monument consisting of a grey
granite base and a black granite pedestal and shaft,
altogether 12 feet high, made from stone quarried at Gibson
Stuart and Hanson's quarry, Bocabec, has been erected in the
Rural Cemetery in memory of Claude M. Lamb and his wife
Annie Stevenson. The monument was manufactured and polished
by Douglass Bros. of St. Stephen and is the first made from
November 29, 1895 - Saint John - The Daily Telegraph:
A monument was erected in the Rural (Fernhill) Cemetery a
day or two ago. It is of Italian marble with a granite base
and about 11 feet high and contains some six tons of stone.
The base is 4 feet 9 inches square. The body of the monument
is surmounted by a heavily carved cap and urn. The stone
marks the grave of the late Wm. S. Green of the firm
Dearborn & Co. The design is by H.H. Mott and the
carving and workmanship are by John S. Seaton.
April 2, 1896 - Fredericton - The Gleaner: John Moore,
the marble worker, has imported to this city the most
handsome monument ever seen here. It was purchased in
Aberdeen, Scotland and is known as pearl black granite. The
monument stands about ten feet high from the top of the
base. On the base rests the plinth which supports the
polished dye. This tapers off to a cup on which is an urn.
The word Grieves is cut into the plinth while on the dye or
column is the masonic emblem.
August 16, 1895 - Sussex - Kings County Record: A
handsome monument is to be placed in position in the
cemetery at Upper Corner on the grave of the late William A.
Stockton. The monument is gray granite from Spoon island,
Charlotte Co. and weighs some 20,000 pounds
August 25, 1893 - Sussex - Kings County Record: At
Hampton on Saturday a fine Italian marble monument was set
up in the cemetery by Mr. Kinsailer for John Morrel of
Darling's Island, in memory of his wife.
May 28, 1881 - Saint John - The Daily Telegraph: The
Rev. Canon Harrison monument of Spoon Island granite, ten
feet high, has been erected on the Forget-me-not path in the
Rural Cemetery (Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John).
Like other family researchers, I enjoy roaming through
cemeteries. I was quite surprised to find a tombstone that
looked liked granite but upon touching it, realized it was
made of metal.