In the name of the mother
Descendants of a Gagetown woman who had 22 children keep the family genealogy and history alive "The Descendants of Edmund and Jane (Webb) Price."
It seemed Gram found many occasions to invite all the family to her house for Sunday dinner. Aunt Sadie was a great cook and never complained about cooking a full-course meal for 15 to 20 people. We all sat at the long table in the dining room.
Cliff and I loved these family dinners because there was always a bottle of ketchup, which we didn't have at home. Ketchup was as good as a set of paints. We would smooth out the mashed potatoes on our plate to make a round face. We shook the glass bottle and poured ketchup to make the nose, eyes and mouth. Sometimes Cliff's white shirt received more of this "red paint" than the potatoes.
While we entertained one another with our artistic trimming talents, the adults talked of relatives past and present. Now that I look back on these family gatherings at Gram's, I think of Jane Webb Price and wonder if her children and grandchildren came for Sunday dinner. A document states that she was the mother of 22 children.
Edmund and Jane (Webb) Price first settled in Grimross (Gagetown) about 1767, which was 16 years before the Loyalists arrived in New Brunswick in 1783. One of the tragedies that struck this family was the disappearance of 14 year-old Mary. Jane suffered another loss in about 1785 when her husband Edmund died. She did not remain a widow long and on Oct. 7, 1788, she married Henry Kitchen, a widower.
In 1976, three of the Price offspring Fred Amos of Burlington, Ont., a scientist with a "delightful genealogical disease," Gerald Keith, President of Keith Brokerage Ltd. in Saint John and Myrtle Perry, a former school teacher of Havelock, published "The Descendants of Edmund and Jane (Webb) Price."
This book of nearly 300 pages is filled with detailed information on the families of 14 of the children of Edmund and Jane Price.
The Price book can be found on the shelves of many research institutions in New Brunswick.
"Her children shall rise up and call her blessed" is a fitting description of the mother of this Price family.
- Query 98-464
Walker - Scott - Westhaver: Samuel Lenox Walker was born in October of 1891. He was the youngest child of Samuel Walker. His mother (name unknown) died within six months of his birth. The father "farmed out" Samuel and his seven siblings. He was raised by a family named Scott in Moncton. Samuel later married Jane Westhaver in Nova Scotia and eventually settled in Maine. Any information would be appreciated. I am willing to share information on the Westhaver side.
Kristen Minervino, 660 Country Way, Scituate, MA, 02066. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-465
Crosthwaite: I am seeking information on Elizabeth Crosthwaite, the wife of John Crosthwaite. She was born about 1801 in Ireland. She is supposed to have stayed in Saint John when they arrived in Canada in 1851. I believe Elizabeth may have died in Saint John. The only other family member with her was her youngest son, Alexander. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Charlene Crosthwaite, 53 Southridge Dr., Willimantic, CT, 06226-3411. E-mail email@example.com.
- Query 98-466
Sharp - Chase: I'm looking to prove that my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Sharp, who was born Sept. 8, 1820, and married Charlotte Chase in 1850 in Fort Fairfield, Me., is the son of Jehu Sharp and Hannah Holder. Any information on the Jehu Sharp family would really be helpful. Other children of Jehu Sharp are Eliza Anne Sharp, Hannah Elizabeth Sharp and John George Sharp. There is an earlier mention of the family living in or around the Millstream, Kings County, area and in Saint John.
Donald C. Sharp, 11 Washington Blvd., Stratford, NJ, 08084. Telephone (609) 784-9843. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-467
Flemming - Morrell - Clarke: I am looking for any information about my fourth great-grandfather or any of his family. John Flemming died at the age of 33 in 1832, and was buried in Hampton, N.B. He had been granted land by the King which was willed to his two oldest sons. I do not know the place of his birth, nor do I know if he was a Loyalist or not. He was married to Eleanor and had four children: George, John, Charles and Sarah. All of the children were baptized at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Hampton, N.B., between 1828 and 1832. Eleanor remarried after her husband's death to a Morrell. I am searching for anything on the families listed above.
Steve Fleming, P.O. Box 1097, Cullowhee, NC, 28723. E-mail to email@example.com.
- Query 98-468
Lamstad - Longstead: Mary Ann Lamstad was born around 1828 in Saint John, N.B. She died in 1858 in Savannah, Georgia. At some time, someone drew a line through "Lamstad" on her marriage record and wrote "Longstead" in its place. She was married by a Methodist minister, but her husband was Catholic and her children were baptized in the Catholic church. Has anyone ever come across this name in Saint John records?
Kathy Marsh, 4009 Calusa Lane, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174-9322. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-469
Hersey - Bell: Elijah J. Hersey and Anna Stella Bell's children were: Elijah E., William Greenlief, Samuel Bradford, John B., Mary A., Catherine M. and Eliza S. I am trying to determine whether my great-grandfather, Elijah E. Hersey, was born in Saint John or Linneus, Me. I would like to hear from anyone with information on this family.
Marilyn Brown, 2051-D Park Run Dr., Columbus, OH, 43220. E-mail email@example.com.
- Query 98-470
Maley - Horne: George Henry Maley was born about 1869 in Saint John. His parents were Thomas and Anne Maley. Thomas was listed as a teamster. George Maley married Mary C. Horne in 1896 in Halifax. Does anyone have any information on this family?
Caroline Maley Curtis, 120 Webb St., Portland, ME, 04102. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-471
Van Horne - Milby: I am searching for the descendants of Squire Gregory P. Van Horne who was judge of Queen Victoria Bench in Saint John. He married Prissilla Ann Milby on Sept. 16, 1819, at Saint John.
Joanne Walters, 11 Hawthorne Lane, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, 19342. E-mail to email@example.com.
- Query 98-472
Nason - Hopps - Brown: Joseph Nason was born about 1793 and married Mary Hopps, born about 1799. Their daughter, Sarah Ferguson Nason, was born on Jan. 22, 1824, at Oak Point, N.B. Sarah married Alexander Brown about 1842, possibly at St. Stephen. Sarah and Alexander Brown eventually moved to Calais, Washington County, Me. I am a descendant of Sarah and Alexander. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to share information on the Nason, Hopps and Brown families.
Renee Mitchell, 8465-71 Ave., Surrey, B.C., V4N 3G6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-473
Tobin - McFarland - Stanley - Magee - McColgan - Wills - Chisholm: I am looking for information on the descendants of Abel Coffin Tobin and Jane McFarland. Abel was born in the United States. They were married on Dec. 12, 1843, in Harvey Parish, Albert County. They had six known children: William, Elizabeth, John, Patrick, Abel Jr. (who married Ruth Jane Stanley) and my great-grandfather, Andrew, who was married on April 16, 1873, to Charlotte Magee. She died Sept. 26, 1917, in Saint John. They are buried in the Methodist Burying Ground in Saint John. Andrew and Charlotte had six children: Irene (William P. McColgan), Charles, Emmeline (David Wills), John E. (Ethel D. Wills), Clara Belle (Oswald Roberts) and Florence (George Chisholm).
Gordon C. Cameron, 145 Coldbrook Cres., Apt. 5, Saint John, N.B., E2J 3Z3. Telephone (506) 696-8191.
- Query 98-474
Addison - Edison: I am trying to identify the children of Thomas Addison. He was born in Forfar, Scotland, and died in Saint John in 1834. His wife was Ann Edison and was born in Halifax in 1775 and died in Saint John in 1847.
John Addison, 69 Birch Cres., Rothesay, N.B., E2H 1S5.
- Query 98-475
Keirstead - Ogden - Swift: I would like information to confirm the birth date of James S. Keirstead, who married Deborah Ogden. I would like to find the birth dates of their 12 children. Michael was the oldest child and married Mary Swift. He immigrated to Waltham, Mass., and is buried there with his father, James.
Richard F. Keirstead, 282 Valley Shores Dr., Guilford, CT, 06437-2147. E-mail Richard.Keirstead@snet.net.
- Query 98-476
Hutchinson - Colwell: According to my research, John Colwell was married to Mary Hutchinson in Queensbury, York County, on Oct. 1, 1804, by Rev. Fred Diblee. She was born in 1784 and was of Loyalist descent. I am interested in finding out about her place of birth and the names of her parents.
Sylvia Hamm, 52 Needle St., Sussex Corner, N.B., E4E 2Z3. Telephone (506) 433-5210.
Ruby Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Readers are invited to send their New Brunswick genealogical queries to Ruby at email@example.com. When E-Mailing please put Yesteryear Families in the Subject line. Please include in the query, your name and postal address as someone reading the newspaper, may have information to share with you but not have access to E-mail. Queries should be no more than 45 words in length.
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