At 05:19 PM 6/19/99 +0100, you wrote:
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.
I have Abraham (Abram) Harris & Ann McGillivray on my family tree. Their
son John H Harris was b 5 August 1856 in Gabarus, Cape Breton, NS and d 4
March 1922 in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, NS. He married a relative of mine,
Catherine MacVicar b 1857 in Gabarus, Cape Breton, NS. They had 3
children: George Havelock Harris (1878), Daniel Charles Harris (1880) &
Annie Laurie Harris (1889).
Abraham was b 1806 son of Wiiliam Harris & Mary Crier. Ann was b March
1812 dau of Daniel Donald MacGillivray & Ann Bagnell.
There is addistional information on the Harris family at Jennifer Witham's
site, see below. There is an Emma recorded as Emma M Harris but born in
1857, so it is the right age. Jennifer has her marriage at age 27 to a
Sherwood, but this could have been a 2nd marriage after your Erswell
relative (???) at age 21.
Emma's 10 siblings are also included on Jennifer's page.
Jennifer is a good researcher and you should be able to share info with her
via email. We have traded some info to fill out each other's family trees.
Eric Macdonald Keys
Riverview, NB, Canada
ICQ # 5963717
Snail mail: PO Box 1505 Moncton NB E1C 8T6