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Christmas is a busy time for all -- shopping, entertaining,
parties, gifts, enjoying the fun the young folks have when
they find what Santa has brought them.
Often, we like to sit back and relax -- these sites are a
way to do just that -- but in the Christmas spirit.
>From Bonita Hillmer, Fort Worth, Texas:
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Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas with loved ones.
It is a time of wishing the best of the season -- and looking
forward to 2004.
Muriel M. Davidson muriel_davidson(a)sympatico.ca
Brampton, ON -- formerly Nova Scotia
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regional, religious and spouse information.
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Hi - I've been reading the item entitled "Irish Convicts Abandoned"
from the Martell family history. It mentions that on December 11,1788,
the chief pilot for the fishing village of Main-a-Dieu was Francis
Dickson. Could anyone tell me anymore about him - I'd love to know
where he came from, his family etc. My 5th grandfather was Francis
Dickson. I have much information forward to the present about my Dickson
family but Francis is my brick wall. Any information I could find about
him would be a great Christmas present (grin).
Merry Christmas to all the great folks on this list who continue to make
it a great source of information.
Regards - Valerie Barrett
Found this in Wednesday, December 17, 2003 edition of the Metrowest Daily
News, which covers the Framingham, MA area.
I know there are a lot of MacDonalds and McNeils on the list who may have a
SAN DIEGO -- Catherine C. (MacDonald) Shea, 97, a longtime Framingham
resident, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
She was the wife of John C. Shea, who died in 1993.
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary
Mrs. Shea had been living in San Diego for the past four years. Before her
retirement, she was employed for more than 45 years at Dennison Manufacturing
Co. in Framingham.
She was an active communicant of St. Stephen's Church in Framingham.
She leaves her sisters, Jacqueline Carter and her husband, Jack, of San
Diego, and Margaret MacDonald of Sydney; and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces
and grandnephews in both San Diego and Sydney.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m., at St.
Stephen's Church, 251 Concord St., Framingham.
Burial will follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Framingham.
There will be no visiting hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons
Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham.
Earlier this year someone was questioning about the Hadley's from Hadleyville. Lena was my great grand mother and I have quite a bit of information on the family. I will happy to share all that I have.
Hope you are feeling better these days.
I just received this from the
Antigonish list, and thought
they might help a lot of MacNeil's on our list.
I want you wish you a very Merry Christmas, with special
thanks to all you have done for
us fellow genealogists, and pray that you will soon celebrate very good
Your MacNeils may be mentioned somewhere in this book. Vince MacNeil
A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ANTIGONISH NOVA SCOTIA
By: Reverend D..J.Rankin
Four families of MacNeils settled at Doctor's Brook, in Arisaig parish, in
county of Antigonish. John McNeil (Breac) settled on the land now owned by
Stephen MacNeil, and his Hector. John MacNeil (Brown) settled on the land
of John MacNeil (Breac) on which William B. MacNeil and Duncan MacKenzie now
live. The latter property, on which Duncan MacKenzie lives, being a grant
land taken out by his son, John, 100 acres, which John MacNeil (Brown) sold
Donald MacKenzie (grandfather of the present occupant). The son removed to
Peter's, C.B. and his descendants are there to this day.
Donald MacNeil (Black) settled on the land now owned by John, Joe, Gillis
the late Don J. MacDonald, to the west again of the two former. He left no
heirs. Rory MacNeil (Ban) settled on the property now occupied by Donald
Colin Grant. The descendants of this Rory MacNeil are in this county, and
in Pictou County, D.C.MacNeil of Antigonish, being one.
Donald MacNeil came to Morar, and is connected by marriage with the
John MacNeil (Black) took up the property on which the present church at
Georgeville is built. He came from Scotland with John Gillis, the first
to Arisaig, and when John Gillis was returning to Scotland to bring out is
and child, he was asked by MacNeil to bring out a relative of Gillis's, whom
could marry whe she arrived.
Rory MacNeil (Ban)
Rory MacNeil, Ban, married Miss MacDonald. He was the first settler to New
France (near Fraser's Grant). Rory had a brother, Donald, for whom he went
surety, and he lost his own farm at Doctor's Brook in order to pay the
afterwards. He had issue: Capt.Donald married to Miss Cameron, sister to
(they lived at Fairmount); John (Blacksmith) married; Angus married to Miss
MacDonald, daughter of Angus, Young John; they lived at Fraser's Grant;
Alex married to Miss MacDonald, daughter Rory, sister to Big Painter's wife;
daughter married to Colin Chisholm; daughter married to John Chisholm.
Capt.Donald, son of Rory, pioneer, married Miss Cameron, with issue: Capt.
Arhcie, who after thirty-eight years in the States, came home, not married;
Capt. Rory married sister of Capt. Don MacDonald; William married Mary
mother was Big Mary MacNeil; Donald married Margaret MacDonald (Og); John
young; Mary not married; Ann not married, is housekeeper for Father
Belle married Colin MacNeil, blacksmith; Liliain drowned in August gale.
William, son of Donald, son of Rory, pioneer, married Mary Breen, with
Dan C. married to Nan MacDonald, sister of John A, MacDonald, Maryvale; John
not married (one of the first to enlist in the army, died of ptomaine
poisoning); Rod not married; James died young; and two other daughters.
Angus, son of Rory, pioneer, married Miss MacDonald with issue: Laughlin
to Miss Chisholm, Fraser Grant; Rory married; Angus married Miss
Alex, son of Rory, pioneer, married Miss MacDonald, with issue: Rory;
married to ? Miss Simpson; John ; Mary married to Wm. Barry; Stephen killed
Great War; Margaret married to Pat Hanrahan; Catherine married to Mr. Chase;
Alex left home and was last heard of in California; Colin died in Boston;
Donald MacNeil, Fiddler, came from Moidart, Scotland, in 1803, to Upper
River. He married Ann MacPherson, with issue: Angus married Miss MacDonald,
daughter of Donald (Giant); Roderick married Miss MacDonald, sister of
Tuathanach Ban: Four brothers, John, Alex, Hugh and Donald, came from
Scotland, to South River. John married and went to Cape Breton; Alex
and went to Cape Breton; Hugh married Janet MacFarlane; Donald married and
to Cape Breton.
Hugh, pioneer, married Janet MacFarlane with issue: Angus married Catherine
MacDonald, daughter of Allan Dhu; there was another son; Mary married Angus
MacDonald, son of Allan Dhu; a daughter married Angus MacDonald (Ban); a
daughter married Alex MacDonald; Christy married Alex Gillis (Kinlock); and
Angus, son of Hugh, pioneer, married to Catherine MacDonald, with issue:
married; Dan married to a western lady; Allan died young; Hugh married;
married Colin Chisholm; Chrsity married A.D. MacPherson.
I have been informed by Miss Nancy MacDonald, daughter of Hugh (Gow), from
I got very valuable documents which her father left, and which she took
care, that the following are the reasons for the names "Gow", "Breac",
"Black", and "Ban". Near Dougall MacDonald, "Gow", who was a blacksmith,
another Dougall MacDonald, "Mor", who was a big man, but as the blacksmith
also a big man, they called the blacksmith "Gobha". Near them was a Mr.
who did not know Gaelic, but being accustomed to hear the rest of the
call the latter "Gobha", he could get no nearer the pronunciation than
The four MacNeils (of the name of John) settled not far from each other, and
because John had brown hair, it gained for him the title of "Brown", another
black hair, therefore he was called "Black" John; another had a freckled
and they called him "Breac" and the other being swarthy of complexion,
resembled very much more the French Acadian than a native of Scotland,
the name "French John".
John MacNeil, Breac, came from Knoydart, Scotland in 1788. He married
MacDonald, daughter of Donald, and grandaunt of Rev. K.J.MacDonald. They
issue: Catherine, who was the first white child born on Gulf shore; she
Roderick MacNeil, Grand Narrows, C.B.; Stephen married Jane MacDonald; Angus
married Mary MacRae; Donald married Janet Grant; Hector married Ann Nash;
married Margaret MacDonald and lived at Arisaig; Alex married Mary
James married Mary MacNeil; Mick married a Miss Campbell from Cape Breton;
married John MacNeil (Fiddler) of the MacNeils of Georgeville.
Stephen son of John, pioneer, married Jane MacDonald with issue: Margaret
married to Mr. Cameron, in Glenngarry, Ont. (issue four girls); john married
American lady in Lowell, Mass.,(issue one boy); Mick, not married, an
Nellie, not married, in Boston, a trained nurse.
Angus, son of John Breac, pioneer, married Mary MacRae with issue: John
Margaret MacDonald (drowned). They had one son, John, who was married and
one daughter in Ladysmith, Texas.
Dan married twice (First wife, Catherine MacAdam), no issue; second wife
MacDonald, in Prince Edward Island left one son Dan: Christopher not
James not married; John married twice, first wife, Margaret Keating; second
wife, Miss Fitch, no issue; Dan died young; Mary married Wm. Chisholm;
no married; Janet not married.
John, son of Angus, son of John Breac, married Margaret Keating with issue:
John died young; Mary died young and Helena.
Donald, son of John, Breac, married Janet Grant with issue: Mary not
Dan married Christina MacDonald; John married Jane MacDonald; Elizabeth
to Alex Mclean; Sarah married Christopher Fraser.
Dan, son of Donald, son of John Breac, married Christina MacDonald, with
one son John D. who married Annie Beaton; issue, one daughter Mary Assumpta.
John, son of Donald, son of John, Breac, married Jane MacDonald, with
Angus married Christy MacLeod; Dan P. married twice first wife, Miss.
second wife from County Harbour; Maggie married twice, her first husband
MacDonald, no issue; second husband Mick MacDonald, Thorburn, no issue;
son of Donald, son of John Breac, married Ann MacDonald, with issue, one
daughter died young; John not married, Hector son of John Breac married Ann
with issue: John left home when young and whereabouts unknown; Rod married
Christy MacDonald, issue one son John who married a Miss Stewart, New
Colin married to Miss Moody; Dan married in Boston with issue two boys and a
girl; Hector married in Londonderry, N.S.; Angus married Christy MacPherson;
Roddy, married lives in Thorburn; Stephen married Elizabeth McKinnon; Alex
Mick married a Cape Breton woman and lives in Londonderry, N.S.a nd has a
family; Sarah married Angus McKinnon of Grand Narrows; Mary married John
Gillis; Stephen, son of Hector, son of John Breac married Elizabeth McKinnon
with issue: Hector not married; Alex married Miss MacDougall with one son;
married Maggie MacInnis; Catherine married in Virginia, and Bessie at home.
James, son of John, pioneer, married Mary McNeil, with issue: John H,
Dan P. married Elizabeth MacDonald, one boy, died age 25 years; Angus
Lilliain MacKenzie; Catherine married to Alex MacDonald, Thorburn; Mary died
young; Elizabeth died young.
Angus, son of James, son of John , pioneer, married Lillian MacKenzie, with
issue John, in British Columbia; Mary Bell married John A. MacDonald,
Bessie married Dan Ross, Butte, Montana; Maggie; Jim in Detroit; Joe,
Kate, Ella, and Agnes.
Alex, son of John, Breac, married Mary McDonald, with issue: John not
died in Australia; Donald not married, died in Boston of smallpox; Michael,
married died in Australia; Mary died not married; Elizabeth died not
Catherine died not married; Lucy married in Ontario; Margaret married Duncan
MacDonald. Mick, son of John Breac, married Miss Campbell, with issue:
married, had one son John S. who was studying for the priesthood and about
to be ordained when he died.
Angus, son of John, son of Donald, son of John Breac, married Christy
with issue: John Dan; Mick; Ronald, Cassie.
John MacNeil (Brown)
John MacNeil (Brown) married Mary Grant, with issue: John married and lived
St. Peter's, had a grant of 500 acres of land there; Alex married Elizabeth
MacKenzie; Donald married and lived in Michigan, USA, had one daughter;
married Jane MacDonald, was a blacksmith and lived in Port Hood; Michael,
married died young; Archie went to Glengarry, Ont.; Neil not married drowned
a ship; Mary married; Janet married Angus MacDonald, Dougal Mor; Alex son of
John (Brown) married Elizabeth MacKenzie, with issue: John died young;
married Sarah Grant; Michael married Mary MacDonald, D.D.'s sister; Neil
Mary McKinnon; Mary married Hugh MacPherson; Elizabeth married John Fraser,
of Austin, brother of the Bishop; Mary not married.
Donald, son of Donald, son of John *Ban, married Mary MacDonald, with issue:
John, not married; Dan Peter, not married in California; Duncan out west;
brother Allan, C.S.C.; Alexander died young; Roddie married to Miss
in Sydney; Bella died young; Maggie married; Mary married. ( * The author
Ban, I wonder if it is a typo and should be Brown)
Neil, son of Donald, son of John, pioneer, married Mary MacKinnon, with
Bella died young; Joe out west in Virginia.
Hector MacNeil (Ban)
Hector MacNeil (Ban) lived at Doctor's Brook long before any of the present
living residents of Arisaig can remember, and had a family of two boys:
and John, who went to live at Fairmont, and several daughters. It is
in fact very probable, that the Angus and Donald MacNeil who went to Cape
to Iona of whom Rev. A.J. MacKenzie inquired (See elsewhere for theses
are of this family.
Two brothers, Murdock and John, came out and their descendants lived at
Murdock married and had one son Alex.
John (French) married with issue: John married (one of his grandsons is
in New Glasgow; Charles married Ann MacDonald, a granddaughter of Donald the
weaver, who was an u ncle of Hugh (Gow); Joseph married to the widow of John
Campbell, who was drowned off a raft; Alex married.
Malcolm MacNeil (Black) came from Halifax after the Highland regiment taking
part in the war of 1779 disbanded, about the same time that the other
all Barra men, came to Malignant Cove. His brother Rory was drafted, but as
Malcolm was single and Rory was married, and had a family, the former took
latter's place in the army. Rory never came to America. This is the family
tree as far as can be ascertained.
Rory married; a sister of his wife was married to John Campbell, (issue:
and Hector, both settled in Red Islands); Malcolm married Janet MacDonald, a
widow who was first married to a Mr. MacLean, one of their sons was Sean
of River Inhabitants, C.B., they were Protestants but she became a Catholic
she married. They had the following family: Rory married Ann MacNeil,
of James; John married Christy Grant; Lauchlin married in Red Islands and
his grandson is L/P., is a summer resident of Arisaig, but resides in New
Glasgow,N.S.; Robert married to Catherine MacDonald; Sarah married John
Rory, son of Malcolm (Black), married Ann MacNeil, with issue: Malcolm
to Mary Ann MacDonald, Glebe Road; Mary married Hugh MacPherson,
John married Ann MacDonald, Malignant Cove; Laughlin married to a daughter
Angus MacNei, Lakevale; Michael married Janet Grant; Rory married to Miss
MacDougall, Gulf Road.
John, son of Malcolm (Black) married Chrsity Grant with issue: Rory; Donald
married to Ann Campbell; John Colin married to Mary MacDonald; others,
Patrick; Alex; Sarah; Janet and Eliz. .
Robert, son of Malcolm (Black) married Cath MacDonald with issue: John;
Alex; Allan; Will; Ann, all living at Fairmont.
Donald MacNeil (Og)
Donald MacNeil (Og) was one of the first settlers at Cape George or Cape
married with issue: Ann married to Hector MacDougall (Red) Christmas Island;
Neil and John.
Angus married to Miss Gillis, remained at Cape George; Donald married Miss
McKinnon, aunt of Father Colin McKinnon; Hector and Michael died of
Catherine married Donald McKinnon.
Angus, son Donald MacKinnon, pioneer, married Miss Gillis with issue: Rory
married Elizabeth MacDonald, aunt of Capt. Archie, moved to Prince Edward
about sixty years ago; John (Fiddler) married Margaret MacNeil; Malcolm not
married; Angus not married; Margaret married Hugh Gillis.
Rory, son of Angus, son of Donald, pioneer, married Elizabeth MacDonald with
issue: Angus, John, Stephen, Donald, Angus, Mary, Elizabeth, and Kate. (2
John, son of Angus, son of Donald married Margaret MacNeil with issue:
not married, died in the West; Donald died young; John followed the sea;
married Catherine MacEachern, Gaspereau Lake; Catherine married John
(Mason), River Inhabitants; Janet married William Dunn; Annie married Angus
Dunn; Mary not married; Christy married John Chisholm, harnessmaker.
Donald, son of Donald, pioneer, married Miss MacKinnon, with issue: Mary
James McNeil; Catherine married John MacDonald, son of Ronald (Gashen); Ann
married, died in Boston; Angus married a Miss Moody of Cambridge, Mass.;
married Ann MacDonald, daughter of Rory, Harbour; Colin married Isabella
(Hollawell Grant); Donald married Ann MacDougall; Elizabeth married Donald
MacDonald of Cape Breton; Margaret married Neil Campbell (one son, Roderick,
Lourdes); Charles, a sea captain, died coming from Scotland.
John, son of Donald, son of Donald, pioneer, married Ann MacDonald with
John, Dan and one daughter. (Note: -- Their father died and their mother
married again in Prince Edward Island).
Colin, son of Donald, son of Donald, pioneer, married Isabelle MacNeil, with
issue: Dan lived in Boston; John Charles lived in the States; Vincent; Mary
Donald, son of Donald, son of Donald, pioneer, married Ann MacDougall, with
issue: Donald, married living in Port Arthur; is a conductor on the railway;
Duncan married Miss MacDonald, daughter of Dougald, son of Alex; Marie
Colin Chisholm (Hollawell Grant); Clementine married Mr. MacGillivray;
married Miss MacInnis; John died young and Albert died young.
Angus, son of Donald, son of Donald, pioneer, married Miss Moody with issue:
Dan; Angus; Theophilis died young; Jim and Mary.
MacNeil, Malcolm (Dubh)
The above names came to Arisaig, Antigonish County, about the year 1792,
later settled in Georgeville. He was married to a widow named MacLean, who
already had an encumbrance of one son who was well known throughout
County. The children of Malcolm MacNeil were four four sons: Rory married
Mary macNeil; John married Christy Grant; Robert married Miss MacDonald;
Lauchlin went to Cape Breton where he was married and had a family of three
sons: Maloclm, Michael and Donald. Most of the members of this family
eventually moved to Pictou County.
Jessie, daughter of Malcolm MacNeil (Dubh), was married to Martin Walsh.
The children of Rory MacNeil were: Malcolm married to Mary MacDonald, with
issue; James married Ann MacDonald with issue, Mary Ann married Frank
Roderick killed in Ontario; Jack, Gus and Kate not married.
Lauchlin, son of Rory, married to 1. Flora MacNeil with issue: Maggie
Glace Bay; Mary married to Dan MacGillivray; Jennie died young; James
to an East Bay lady in Sydney; Rory unmarried was killed in the Cape Breton
mines; Angus married in New Glasgow; 2. Cassie MacDonald with issue, two
daughters, Bella and Flora Bell.
Michael son of Rory, was married to Christina Grant with no issue.
Rory married to Margie MacDougall with no issue.
Mary married Hugh MacPherson.
John , son of Malcolm (Dubh) married to Christina Grant, with issue: Donald
married Ann Campbell, with issue: John married Elsie MacNeil of Prince
Island; Kate married William Clark; Mary not married; Sarah married Charles
Beatty; Peter and Christina were not married and Ronald died young.
John, Sarah, Alex, Jessie, Betsy, and Patrick, of the family of John MacNeil
Christina Grant, were no married. Colin, oof this family was married to
MacDonald with issue of one son Dan, who did not marry and two daughters,
not married, and another Sarah, who died young.
The children of Robert MacNeil and Miss MacDonald were: Malcolm married had
son, Colin, living; another son killed; Ann and John who were not married.
Steven Miller wrote:
> Hello Antigonish Listers,
> I'm new on this list, I've searched the archive with no match on my
> subject, if there is anyone on the list that recognizes my subject I would
> love to hear from you.
> Alexander Peter McNeil, born Oct 29, 1840 (per death cert) in Malignant
> Cove, Antigonish (per his daughter's death cert).
> He is in Boston, MA in the 1860 US Census with wife Louisa Ann (Weldon) no
> children, (Louisa Weldon appear in the daughter's death cert with
> bp Bouctouche, Kent, NB.)
> He is in San Francisco in the 1870 US Census with wife Louisa, son James
> 1863, daughters Mary 1866 and Edith 1869. Two more sons, George 1872 and
> Alexander 1878 are born in San Francisco. Living with this family is
> 1834 and wife Sarah McNeil ( my guess is brother and his wife)
> Alexander Peter McNeil 1840 was a ships carpenter and is my great great
> grandfather. He buried in the catholic cemetery at St Marys in Oakland,
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The following is courtesy of Carolyn Wallace (red_row(a)ns.sympatico.ca) ....
EASTERN CHRONICLE, NEW GLASGOW, NS- THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 1888
"THE CITY OF THE DEAD"
While Riverside Cemetery is being improved and beautified, we would fain
hope that the old cemetery, near the Iron Bridge will not be forgotten. In
this resting place lie the remains of many of the pioneer settlers of New
Glasgow; some of the paternal and grand paternal ancestors of our citizens.
Here rests DR. McGREGOR, the pioneer missionary of Pictou County. The first
white male child that was born on the East River, ALEXANDER FRASER(HUGH'S
son) who died October 3rd, 1829, aged 56 years, lies buried here. As there
are none buried here now, and have not been for some years, it would require
very little to put the place to rights. A couple of men, in three or four
days, would do all the necessary repairs. The fence around it is broken, and
needs to be repaired. Many of the headstones need to be straightened. Let us
hope that before long, this place will be looked after. "Duff's burial
ground", on the west side of the river, is in a worse state of neglect than
this one. A great deal of rubbish has accumulated here. The lots with one
or two exceptions are not looked after. Our friends at the Mines and
elsewhere, who have the mortal remains of loved relatives lying here, should
look after this place, and make a change for the better. We must keep our
cemeteries in order. It is a duty we owe those whose remains lie interred
there. Keep the grounds enclosed. Let all who have lots look after them, and
keep them clean and tidy.
A meeting of the Town Council was held in the Town office here on Monday
evening. Present: Mayor R.A. WALKER; Councillors: SINCLAIR, FRASER, SMITH,
McKINNON and McINTOSH. Minutes of last meeting approved and read.
The extension of Provost street north was again before the Council, but
no deceision arrived at, and the matter was again referred to the Street
Committee for furthur consideration.
The School Committee reported that they had rented a lot of land from
P.A. McGREGOR for the purpose of enlarging the play grounds at the White
School house, for the sum of $20.
Pay roll for work at Reservoir, amounting to $276.12; and pay roll for
service connections, water works, amounting to $107.84; and pay roll for
streets, amounting to $50.85; were ordered to be paid.
The School Committee were authorized to promise an increase in Principle
McKAY'S salary for the year to date.
The following is courtesy of Carolyn Wallace (red_row(a)ns.sympatico.ca) ....
THE EVENING NEWS, NEW GLASGOW, NS- FRUDAY, 11 JUNE 1948
HIGHLY ESTEEMED WOMAN PASSES AT STELLARTON
Stellarton- The death occured of one of Stellarton's most esteemed and loved
women on May 19, in the person of MRS. JESSIE CAMPBELL who passed peacefully
away at the home of her daughter, MRS.WILLIAM FLEMING.
She had been ailing for some time but was not considered serious until
about six weeks before her death. She was a patient at Aberdeen Hospital for
a short time and then taken to her daughter's home where she was tenderly
cared for. Her sister, MISS MARGARET CAMPBELL,R.N., of New York, came home
to be her and help care for her.
MRS. CAMPBELL was a wonderful mother, neighbour and friend. The children
all loved her, which was the highest praise that could be paid anyone. She
was"AUNT JESSIE" to all who knew her and will be mourned by many.
Practically all her 75 years was spent in Stellarton where she was very
well known in her own quiet way and was a regular attendant at
Sharon-St.John United Church as long as her health permitted her.
She leaves to mourn their loss a daughter, MRS.W. FLEMING, two sisters,
MRS. SUTHERLAND MacDOUGALL, Stellarton; and Miss MARGARET CAMPBELL, R.N.,
New York; and one brother, JOHN W. CAMPBELL. Three grandcholdren also
The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Fleming,Asphalt, with her pastor Rev.R.D. MacIntosh, officiating, assisted
by members of the church choir leading in singing the favorite hymns of the
deceased, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", and "The Lord's My Shepherd".
Mr. MacIntosh spoke comforting words to the bereaved.
Interment was in Brookside cemetery.
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Tony MacNeil? He is something of
an expert on the 1891 Census in Cape Breton County, and I have a question
pertaining to MacNeils in that Census. Any help much appreciated.
To all family researchers:-
Updated -- in time for the Christmas season!
Interesting reading material is posted beneath name of Senator
at left of scoreboard -- a neat little notepad at the right.
However, letters of ONE page are more appropriate -- may
include an example of YOUR 1901 family census record.
Muriel M. Davidson muriel_davidson(a)sympatico.ca
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
FYI. The Senators Scoreboard on the Post 1901 Census Project website
has just been brought up to date. Five new Senators have been added and
two retired Senators have been removed.
Added to the Scoreboard are:
Jim Munson, Ontario, Liberal munsoj(a)sen.parl.gc.ca
Paul J. Massicotte, PQ, Liberal massip(a)sen.parl.gc.ca
Madeleine Plamondon, PQ, Independent plamim(a)sen.parl.gc.ca
Percy Downe, PEI, Liberal downep(a)sen.parl.gc.ca
Terry M. Mercer, Nova Scotia mercet(a)sen.parl.gc.ca
Removed from the Scoreboard are:
Roch Bolduc, PQ
Raymond C. Setlakwe, PQ
Be advised that the government websites on the individuals above do not
currently show their email addresses. Addresses shown are calculated
and may not be correct. Corrections will be made to the Scoreboard as
we become aware of them.
Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts(a)telus.net
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en français http://globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
Could someone please look in the index for a Philip Morrison in the 1881 census. I have ordered the film knowing where my Smith's where but forgot to check on the Morrison's where abouts. I would appreciate this greatly.
Carol posted the following inquiry regarding her ggrandparents' marriage in 1902:
>Could someone tell me where to write to get a copy of a marriage >license for my ggrandfather in 1902 who married in Sydey Mines. The >vital Statistic Dept. in Halafax does not have anything before 1918. >Appreciate any help
I believe what the Family History Centre has is the same list of marriages registered in Cape Breton County that I have already consulted at the Beaton Institute. The marriage ceremony was performed at a Presbyterian church in Sydney Mines. It is not in the records of what is now Carman United, which leaves only St. Andrew's Presbyterian. I believe their records are in the Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax, but, except for a small fragment not including this period, are not in the Beaton. (I am not sure if the FHC has these records.) Is there anyone on the list in Halifax who might be able to look this up in person? Failing that, an inquiry to the Archives staff for a specific item like this, where the date is known, might yield a positive response. However, while it is more satisfying to have a copy of the record itself, church records this early might well not yield any information beyond what was in the County records already.
Doug & Carol
I am aware that the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church marriage records are at
the Archives in Halifax as I have checked them several times myself. They go
back a considerable number of years and into the 1800's. I am not in N.S. at
this time or would help but again they are at the Archives in Halifax
My grandparents were married in 1901 in Sydney. The LDS Family History
Center has a reel with various early marriage license records and I was able to
find theirs on that reel. I wish I could remember the exact name of the film,
but I can't. Just look through their list of films on Cape Breton records.
a message dated 12/15/2003 5:01:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 17:00:22 EST
Subject: [NS-CB-L] Where to get a marriage license ?
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Could someone tell me where to write to get a copy of a marriage license for
my ggrandfather in 1902 who married in Sydey Mines. The vital Statistic
in Halafax does not have anything before 1918. Appreciate any help
Is anyone researching this Angus McCormick b. abt. 1811 in Scotland, farming
in Gabarus in 1881 census? I am looking for the family of Annie McCormick b.
abt. 1816 in Scotland and wondering if this might be her brother.
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A few weeks ago, a number of list subscribers kindly supplied information on the family of an Emery Leblanc, formerly of Glace Bay, sufficient to convince me that I had been misinformed about the identity of his wife. It has now been suggested to me that I should have been inquiring, not about Emery, but about Edmund Leblanc. Apparently the two resided very close together on Maple Avenue, but I am not absolutely certain whether they were related. Does anyone have that family in their database? If so, any information would be sincerely appreciated. If Edmund or his wife, or both, are deceased, the date of death, which would lead to an obituary, would be very helpful.
Best wishes for the holidays to each and all!
Does anyone know whether Eastmount has an office? I can't find a directory
listing. Also, I know that the website doesn't have all of the graves
transcribed but can anyone tell me what percentage it is-or rather how big
is Eastmount? And are the records available somewhere i.e. microfilm or
Since my McDonalds aren't at Hardwood, I thought that I would try this.
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