Dear Cape Breton roots list,
I recently sent the following e-mail message in response to an e-mail from
Don Tryon (on behalf of Roger Gerard) in the nsroots message archive. I
would like to share it with other people in your e-mail list, if I may. I
would be very grateful for any information which might shed any light on the
ancestors of Abraham and Ann Harris of Cape Breton NS.
I have just read a message from you (on behalf of Roger Gerard) concerning
"William Harris of Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia" on the Nova Scotia
Genealogy Network Association web-site. I am in Manchester, UK researching
my family tree. I noticed the name Abraham Harris and Ann MacGilvray. I
recently found out that a distant relative of mine in England had the
marriage certificate of my great grandparents, Emma Louisa Harris and George
Harry Erswell. The parents of Emma Louisa are listed as "Abraham Harris and
Ann Harris (the maiden name is not mentioned). It is recorded that Emma
Louisa was then aged 21 and born in Cape Breton. Abraham's occupation was
recorded as "fisherman". The date of the marriage was 28th Nov 1978 in a
Methodist church, 71 Granville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Could you please forward this message to Roger?