Elizabeth Cunningham1

F, b. 24 May 1858, d. 17 July 1943
Elizabeth Cunningham|b. 24 May 1858\nd. 17 Jul 1943|p2.htm#i31|Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS)|b. 12 Sep 1819\nd. 7 Feb 1887|p2.htm#i32|Elizabeth Wilson|b. 17 May 1816\nd. 1910|p2.htm#i33|Daniel V. Cunningham|b. 13 Jan 1792\nd. 8 Mar 1863|p3.htm#i76|Eunice Nickerson|b. 4 Jul 1790\nd. 1851|p3.htm#i77|Archibald Wilson|d. c 1834|p3.htm#i78|Christiana J. Wylie|b. 1784\nd. 24 Oct 1866|p3.htm#i79|
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Cunningham was also known as Eliza Ann Cunningham.3,1,4,5,6
  • Married Name: Her married name was Smith.
  • Anecdote*: The 1871 census shows her on Cape Sable Island, 13, born 1858 in NS, Scotch ethnicity, Free Baptist. The 1881 census shows her as a 23 Free Baptist, living with her huband George (#30) and daughters Eusebia (#23), Maggie (#17032) and Emma (#17031), as well as his mother-in-law Mercy (#35). The census spells Eusebia "Irseby", which is pretty much a phonetic guess at the spelling. Her correct name, however, was Eusebia, and she was known to me.7,1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Cunningham was born in 1857.2
  • Birth*: She was born on 24 May 1858 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.3,1,7
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) and Elizabeth Wilson.2,1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Cunningham was born in 1859.8,9
  • Marriage*: She married George Washington Smith, son of George Smith and Mercy Jane Nickerson, on 23 March 1875 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS; by D. McGray, they were 1st cousins once removed.3,2,7,4,5
  • Death*: Elizabeth Cunningham died on 17 July 1943 at Lower Clarks Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS, at age 85.3,9
  • Burial*: She was buried on 19 July 1943 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lower Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.3,9

Family: George Washington Smith b. 15 May 1855, d. 26 Apr 1936

Citations:

  1. [S139] 1871 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  2. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S339] NS VS (published), Births Registry, Year 1875, Book 1821, Page 154, No 210 (Euseba Smith).
  6. [S339] NS VS (published), Marriages Registry, Year 1892, Book 1836, Page 208, No 41 (Daniel Cunningham).
  7. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address, p. 41.
  8. [S16] Unknown subject, 27 Feb 1996 unknown repository.
  9. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address, gives year only.
  10. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.

Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS)1

M, b. 12 September 1819, d. 7 February 1887
Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS)|b. 12 Sep 1819\nd. 7 Feb 1887|p2.htm#i32|Daniel Vinson Cunningham|b. 13 Jan 1792\nd. 8 Mar 1863|p3.htm#i76|Eunice Nickerson|b. 4 Jul 1790\nd. 1851|p3.htm#i77|John E. Cunningham|b. 1755\nd. 25 Sep 1845|p2.htm#i46|Mercy Smith|b. 12 Sep 1758\nd. 1845|p2.htm#i47|Absalom Nickerson (of South Side)|b. 27 Sep 1767\nd. 3 Mar 1817|p3.htm#i70|Susan Nickerson|b. 1769|p3.htm#i71|
  • Anecdote*: The 1871 census shows him on Cape Sable Island, a farmer, 52, born 1819 in NS, Scotch ethnicity, Free Baptist. The 1881 census shows him married, male, Scottish ethnicity, 61, born NS, farmer, Free Will Baptist. Cemetery markers kept at the Shelburne Archives and Genealogial Society show a death date of 1861, but with a question mark following. His actual date of death was 1881, so whoever did the transcription read it wrong.4,5,6
  • Marriage*: Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) married Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Archibald Wilson and Christiana Jane Wylie.4,2,5,6,1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) was born on 23 September 1814 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) was born on 13 September 1817.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 12 September 1819 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.4,5,6
  • He was the son of Daniel Vinson Cunningham and Eunice Nickerson.2,3
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) was born on 13 September 1819.3
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) died in 1881 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.
  • Burial*: He was buried in 1881 at Centreville Cemetery, Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.4,7
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) died in 1882.2
  • Death*: He died on 7 February 1887 at Shelburne Co, NS, at age 67.4

Family: Elizabeth Wilson b. 17 May 1816, d. 1910

Citations:

  1. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  2. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 66.
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address, p. 14.
  6. [S139] 1871 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  7. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. [S22] Margaret E Messenger, Our Island.
  9. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  10. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  11. [S139] 1871 unknown record type, unknown repository address, gives as son, does not specify adopted.

Elizabeth Wilson

F, b. 17 May 1816, d. 1910
Elizabeth Wilson|b. 17 May 1816\nd. 1910|p2.htm#i33|Archibald Wilson|d. c 1834|p3.htm#i78|Christiana Jane Wylie|b. 1784\nd. 24 Oct 1866|p3.htm#i79|||||||||||||
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Wilson married Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS), son of Daniel Vinson Cunningham and Eunice Nickerson.3,1,4,5,2
  • Anecdote*: The 1871 census shows her on Cape Sable Island, wife, 54, born 1817 in NS, Scotch ethnicity, Free Baptist. The 1881 census shows her married, female, Scottish ethnicity, 64, born NS, Free Will Baptist.4,5
  • Married Name: Her married name was Cunningham.
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Wilson was born on 17 May 1816 at Forbes Point, Shelburne Co, NS.3,1,6
  • She was the daughter of Archibald Wilson and Christiana Jane Wylie.1,2
  • Burial*: Elizabeth Wilson was buried in 1910 at Centreville Cemetery, Centreville, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS.3,6
  • Death*: She died in 1910 at Centreville, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS.3,1,6

Family: Joseph Cunningham (of Stoney Island NS) b. 12 Sep 1819, d. 7 Feb 1887

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address, p. 14.
  5. [S139] 1871 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  6. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address, gives year only.
  7. [S22] Margaret E Messenger, Our Island.
  8. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  9. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  10. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  11. [S139] 1871 unknown record type, unknown repository address, gives a son, does not specify adopted.

George Smith1

M, b. 17 November 1807, d. March 1871
George Smith|b. 17 Nov 1807\nd. Mar 1871|p2.htm#i34|James Smith|b. 6 Oct 1762\nd. 29 May 1842|p3.htm#i66|Tabitha Kendrick|b. 29 Jul 1766\nd. 1844|p3.htm#i67|Archelaus Smith , Esquire|b. 23 Apr 1734\nd. 3 Apr 1821|p2.htm#i48|Elizabeth Nickerson|b. 15 May 1735\nd. 2 Apr 1828|p2.htm#i49|Warren *. Kendrick|b. c 1743\nd. c 1815|p3.htm#i68|Azubah Sears|b. 5 Nov 1747\nd. 1839|p3.htm#i69|

Family: Mercy Jane Nickerson b. 9 Jun 1808, d. 25 Aug 1889

Citations:

  1. [S24] Margaret E. Messenger, Bygone Days.
  2. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 10.
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 10, no location given.
  6. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 87.
  7. [S16] Unknown subject, 27 Feb 1996 unknown repository.
  8. [S26] Margaret E. Messenger, People.

Mercy Jane Nickerson

F, b. 9 June 1808, d. 25 August 1889
Mercy Jane Nickerson|b. 9 Jun 1808\nd. 25 Aug 1889|p2.htm#i35|Absalom Nickerson (of South Side)|b. 27 Sep 1767\nd. 3 Mar 1817|p3.htm#i70|Susan Nickerson|b. 1769|p3.htm#i71|Richard Nickerson|b. 3 Feb 1741\nd. 15 Nov 1774|p281.htm#i8556|Sarah Nickerson|b. 6 Oct 1748\nd. Mar 1828|p3.htm#i75|Gideon Nickerson|b. 14 Mar 1745\nd. 11 Oct 1811|p3.htm#i72|Sarah Bearse|b. 1745\nd. 24 Apr 1815|p3.htm#i73|
  • Anecdote*: The 1881 census shows her as widowed, 74, Free Baptist, living with her son George (#30), daugther-in-law Eliza Ann (#31), and grand-daughters Eusebia (#23), Maggie (#17032) and Emma (#17031). The census spells Eusebia "Irseby", which is pretty much a phonetic guess at the spelling. Her correct name, however, was Eusebia, and she was known to me.2
  • Married Name: Her married name was Smith.
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Mercy Jane Nickerson was born in 1805.3
  • Birth*: She was born on 9 June 1808 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.4,2,5
  • She was the daughter of Absalom Nickerson (of South Side) and Susan Nickerson.1
  • Marriage*: Mercy Jane Nickerson married George Smith, son of James Smith and Tabitha Kendrick, on 17 February 1827 ; by Revd Asa McGray, they were 2nd cousins.4,6,7
  • Burial*: Mercy Jane Nickerson was buried in 1889 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lower Clarks Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.3
  • Death*: She died on 25 August 1889 at age 81.4,8

Family: George Smith b. 17 Nov 1807, d. Mar 1871

Citations:

  1. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 38.
  2. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address, p. 41.
  3. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 38, no location given.
  6. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  7. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 87.
  8. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address, gives year only.
  9. [S26] Margaret E. Messenger, People.

Mary *Ann* Tanner1

F, b. May 1818, d. 9 July 1913
Mary *Ann* Tanner|b. May 1818\nd. 9 Jul 1913|p2.htm#i36|John Leonard Tanner|b. 12 Jan 1779\nd. 1858|p650.htm#i19768|Maria Catherine Koch||p650.htm#i19769|Christian Tanner|b. b 12 Oct 1750\nd. 1811|p313.htm#i9558|Rosanna *. Hambolt|b. 6 Nov 1753\nd. 30 Jan 1832|p650.htm#i19792|||||||
  • Name Variation: Mary *Ann* Tanner was also known as Ann Tanner.1
  • Married Name: Her married name was Selig.
  • Anecdote*: The 1881 census for Petite Riviere Div. 1, p. 26, gives her as 56 years old, Church of England, and German. She was living at Tanner's Pass or Blue Rocks before she married. The 1891 census shows her in Petite Riviere, Census area J3, family 118, at the home of her son-in-law John Conrad (husband to Matilda Selig).2
  • Birth*: She was born in May 1818 at Blue Rocks, NS, CA; if tombstone age of 96 is correct.2
  • She was the daughter of John Leonard Tanner and Maria Catherine Koch.2
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Mary *Ann* Tanner was born unlikely date if tombstone is correct in saying she was 96 at death and reports say 95 on 5 July 1823 at Tanner's Pass, Lunenburg Co, NS.2
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Mary *Ann* Tanner was born unlikely date if tombstone is correct in saying she was 96 at death and reports say 95; but likely correct if 1881 census was right about her age being 55 in 1824.2
  • Marriage*: She married John *Henry* Selig, son of John *Valentine* Selig and Hannah Judith Tanner, on 4 October 1842 at Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,2,4,5
  • Death*: Mary *Ann* Tanner died on 9 July 1913 at Port Medway, Queens Co, NS, at age 95; at her son Thomas's home.2
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Mary *Ann* Tanner died this date appears on her tombstone on 9 July 1914 at Port Medway, Queens Co, NS.2
  • Burial*: She was buried circa 12 July 1914 at Seaside Cemetery (Old Burying Ground), Vogler's Cove, Lunenburg Co, NS.2

Family: John *Henry* Selig b. 9 Feb 1818, d. 19 Nov 1882

Citations:

  1. [S543] NS Obits, online http://www.nsobits.ca
  2. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  3. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  4. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  5. [S598] Unk, n/a.
  6. [S240] Joan Conrad, Conrads, p. 149.
  7. [S240] Joan Conrad, Conrads, p. 151.
  8. [S58] Bulletin, 18 Jan 1927, Page 4, Col 7.
  9. [S204] Certificate, Thomas Benjamin Selig & Martha Elizabeth Fancy marriage of 27 feb 1886.

John *Henry* Selig1

M, b. 9 February 1818, d. 19 November 1882
John *Henry* Selig|b. 9 Feb 1818\nd. 19 Nov 1882|p2.htm#i37|John *Valentine* Selig|b. 15 Apr 1785\nd. 23 Apr 1832|p2.htm#i38|Hannah Judith Tanner|b. 1 Dec 1783\nd. 1825|p2.htm#i39|Johan Selig|b. 1747\nd. 7 May 1802|p3.htm#i80|Anna E. *. Loeffler|b. b 11 Nov 1759\nd. 1 Feb 1807|p3.htm#i81|John *. Tanner|b. b 17 Jul 1763\nd. 10 Jan 1836|p3.htm#i86|Mary B. Kraus|b. 28 Mar 1764\nd. 4 Feb 1828|p3.htm#i87|
  • Anecdote*: The 1881 census for Petite Riviere Div. 1, p. 26, gives him as 64 years old, Universalist, German, and a fisherman.1,3
  • Name Variation: John *Henry* Selig was also known as Henry Selig.
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John *Henry* Selig was born in 1814.1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John *Henry* Selig was born on 9 February 1818 at Voglers Cove, Lunenburg Co, NS.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 9 February 1818 at Selig's Island, Lunenburg Co, NS.1
  • He was the son of John *Valentine* Selig and Hannah Judith Tanner.2
  • Christening: John *Henry* Selig was christened on 3 June 1818 at Vogler's Cove, Lunenburg Co, NS; Registry of Baptisms, 1772-1825; although recorded at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS, he was christened at Vogler's Cove (one source suggests Port Medway, but that would have involved much more travel).1
  • Marriage*: He married Mary *Ann* Tanner, daughter of John Leonard Tanner and Maria Catherine Koch, on 4 October 1842 at Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.4,1,5,2
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, John *Henry* Selig died Liverpool Advance, 22 Nov 1882 on 18 November 1882 at Port Medway, Queens Co, NS.1
  • Death*: He died on 19 November 1882 at Vogler's Cove, Lunenburg Co, NS, at age 64.1,2
  • Burial*: He was buried on 22 November 1882 at Seaside Cemetery (Old Burying Ground), Vogler's Cove, Lunenburg Co, NS; his tombstone gives his age as 68, which gives a birth of 1814.1,6

Family: Mary *Ann* Tanner b. May 1818, d. 9 Jul 1913

Citations:

  1. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  2. [S598] Unk, n/a.
  3. [S204] Certificate, Thomas Benjamin Selig & Martha Elizabeth Fancy marriage of 27 feb 1886, fisherman.
  4. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  5. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  6. [S598] Unk, n/a, gives date as 19 Nov 1882.
  7. [S240] Joan Conrad, Conrads, p. 149.
  8. [S240] Joan Conrad, Conrads, p. 151.
  9. [S58] Bulletin, 18 Jan 1927, Page 4, Col 7.
  10. [S543] NS Obits, online http://www.nsobits.ca
  11. [S204] Certificate, Thomas Benjamin Selig & Martha Elizabeth Fancy marriage of 27 feb 1886.

John *Valentine* Selig1

M, b. 15 April 1785, d. 23 April 1832
John *Valentine* Selig|b. 15 Apr 1785\nd. 23 Apr 1832|p2.htm#i38|Johan Selig|b. 1747\nd. 7 May 1802|p3.htm#i80|Anna Elizabeth *Catherine* Loeffler|b. b 11 Nov 1759\nd. 1 Feb 1807|p3.htm#i81|John J. Selig|b. 1716\nd. 1783|p3.htm#i84|Elizabeth M. (?)|b. c 1720\nd. 9 Jun 1767|p3.htm#i85|John Loeffler|b. 1719\nd. b 4 Jun 1765|p3.htm#i82|Elizabeth M. B. Getter|b. c 1723\nd. b 1824|p3.htm#i83|
  • Name Variation: John *Valentine* Selig was also known as Valentine Selig.1
  • Birth*: He was born on 15 April 1785 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.2,3,4
  • He was the son of Johan Selig and Anna Elizabeth *Catherine* Loeffler.
  • Marriage*: John *Valentine* Selig married Hannah Judith Tanner, daughter of John *Jacob* Tanner and Mary Barbara Kraus, on 30 September 1804.2,3,4
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married before 1807; Source 106 refers to Valentine as "common child", but he was not illegitimate.1
  • Death*: John *Valentine* Selig died on 23 April 1832 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS, at age 47.2,3,1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 25 April 1832 at Dutch Reformed Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,1

Family: Hannah Judith Tanner b. 1 Dec 1783, d. 1825

Citations:

  1. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  2. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S598] Unk, n/a.
  5. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  6. [S459] Ward Cunningham, as of 10 Aug 2009.

Hannah Judith Tanner

F, b. 1 December 1783, d. 1825
Hannah Judith Tanner|b. 1 Dec 1783\nd. 1825|p2.htm#i39|John *Jacob* Tanner|b. b 17 Jul 1763\nd. 10 Jan 1836|p3.htm#i86|Mary Barbara Kraus|b. 28 Mar 1764\nd. 4 Feb 1828|p3.htm#i87|John G. Tanner|b. 12 Aug 1742\nd. 22 Nov 1837|p3.htm#i90|Joanna J. Selig|b. 19 Jun 1746\nd. 22 Sep 1830|p3.htm#i91|Johann J. Kraus|b. 1726\nd. 17 Dec 1793|p3.htm#i88|Maria C. Sweizter|b. b 1732\nd. b 1 Apr 1802|p3.htm#i89|
  • Name Variation: Hannah Judith Tanner was also known as Johanna Judith Tanner.4,5
  • Name Variation: Hannah Judith Tanner was also known as Ann Judith Tanner.1
  • Married Name: Her married name was Selig.
  • Birth*: She was born on 1 December 1783 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.5,1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of John *Jacob* Tanner and Mary Barbara Kraus.1,2,3
  • Baptism: Hannah Judith Tanner was baptized on 8 December 1783 at Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS; by Rev Bruin Romkes Comingo, witnessed by Jacob Krouse and Judith Tanner.2,1
  • Baptism Var: [Alternatively, P] was baptized on 8 December 1785.5
  • Marriage*: She married John *Valentine* Selig, son of Johan Selig and Anna Elizabeth *Catherine* Loeffler, on 30 September 1804.4,5,3
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married before 1807; Source 106 refers to Valentine as "common child", but he was not illegitimate.1
  • Death*: Hannah Judith Tanner died in 1825 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.5,3

Family: John *Valentine* Selig b. 15 Apr 1785, d. 23 Apr 1832

Citations:

  1. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  2. [S259] Filmed from copy at Public Archives of Canada (M.G. 9, B 8, Vol 21); microfilm, C-3022.
  3. [S598] Unk, n/a.
  4. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  5. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  6. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  7. [S459] Ward Cunningham, as of 10 Aug 2009.

Jonas James Fancy

M, b. 8 December 1818, d. 16 July 1910
Jonas James Fancy|b. 8 Dec 1818\nd. 16 Jul 1910|p2.htm#i40|John Fancy|b. 1793\nd. 29 Sep 1862|p2.htm#i44|Anna Barbara Hebb|b. 1797\nd. 29 Apr 1862|p2.htm#i45|George Fancy|b. b 18 Nov 1764\nd. 6 May 1842|p4.htm#i92|Anna M. B. Weil|b. 20 May 1774\nd. 1854|p4.htm#i93|John *. Hebb (of Dayspring)|b. 2 Nov 1768\nd. 7 Aug 1854|p4.htm#i96|Rekeca E. (?)|b. 27 May 1775\nd. 28 Mar 1847|p4.htm#i97|
  • Anecdote*: He lived at Inner Conquerall, then Campbelltown, Fredericktown, Slauenwhite's Cross, Middleton, and Middlewood. He only moved once (in 1866), but the name of the community changed several times. In Middlewood he lived on the New Post Road to Liverpool. He built his home himself and it was the second or third built in Middlewood. It is presently (1997) owned by Gordon Sarty. It was occupied at one time by Jonas' son James (Jim), and Jonas' funeral was held from the house. There is a local story that James' wife Cora did not get along with her father-in-law, and poisoned him. They say his body turned black shortly after his death and was laid out outside the house rather than in the parlour, because of the odour. He was a farmer and lumberman, and at one time owned a sawmill near Lapland NS. The 1901 Canadian Census for Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co shows him on line 15 as head of household 21, married, born 8 Dec 1818, aged 82, living with wife E. Eliza Fancy.4,5,6,7
  • Occupation*: Jonas James Fancy was employed as a farmer.4,8
  • Burial*: He was buried at St. Matthias Anglican Cemetery, Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co, NS.9,4
  • Name Variation: Jonas James Fancy was also known as Jonas Fancy.9,2
  • Birth*: He was born on 8 December 1818 at Conquerall, Lunenburg Co, NS.4,1,10,11
  • He was the son of John Fancy and Anna Barbara Hebb.1,2,3,4
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Jonas James Fancy was born on 8 December 1822 at Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co, NS.4,12,9
  • Christening: He was christened on 18 March 1823 at Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.9,4,3
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 7 January 1849.2
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite, daughter of Johann George Schlagentweit and Johanna Elizabeth Mosher, on 5 April 1849 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg (or Conquerall?), Lunenburg Co, NS; recorded at Zion Lutheran as "FANCY, Jonas, mar. 1849-04-05, Leise Schlagenweid, d/George, s/John. Wit: Henry Molder & Jas. Connelly"; double ceremony with Salome Fancy (Jonas' sister) and Edward Slauenwhite.9,4,13,3,6
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Jonas James Fancy died age 91 in 1909.6
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Jonas James Fancy died on 15 July 1910 at Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co, NS.2,14
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Jonas James Fancy died on 15 July 1910 at Middlewood, Lunenburg Co, NS.9,4
  • Death*: He died on 16 July 1910 at NS, CA, at age 91.

Family: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite b. 13 Apr 1831, d. 9 Dec 1906

  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 7 January 1849.2
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite, daughter of Johann George Schlagentweit and Johanna Elizabeth Mosher, on 5 April 1849 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg (or Conquerall?), Lunenburg Co, NS; recorded at Zion Lutheran as "FANCY, Jonas, mar. 1849-04-05, Leise Schlagenweid, d/George, s/John. Wit: Henry Molder & Jas. Connelly"; double ceremony with Salome Fancy (Jonas' sister) and Edward Slauenwhite.9,4,13,3,6

Citations:

  1. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys; PANS Reel 15050.
  2. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File.
  3. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S81] Roger Cunningham, "Fancys".
  6. [S295] Canon Harris, "Canon Harris".
  7. [S39] 1901 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  8. [S204] Certificate, Thomas Benjamin Selig & Martha Elizabeth Fancy marriage of 27 feb 1886.
  9. [S45] Hegerich, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi+John+Henry.
  10. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File, no location given.
  11. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  12. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published), no location given.
  13. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys: surname not given; PANS Reel 15050.
  14. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address, no location given.
  15. [S451] Unk, "Samuel Harmon".
  16. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address.

Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite1

F, b. 13 April 1831, d. 9 December 1906
Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite|b. 13 Apr 1831\nd. 9 Dec 1906|p2.htm#i41|Johann George Schlagentweit|b. 2 Sep 1804\nd. 22 Dec 1864|p2.htm#i42|Johanna Elizabeth Mosher|b. 25 Nov 1806\nd. a 1891|p2.htm#i43|Johan *. R. Schlagentweit|b. 23 Oct 1774\nd. 25 Apr 1848|p4.htm#i99|Margaret E. Sartie|b. 23 Jul 1781\nd. 10 May 1853|p4.htm#i98|Johann *. Moser|b. c Jun 1775|p1130.htm#i34471|Anna M. Koch|b. 14 Apr 1774\nd. 1842|p532.htm#i16199|
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was also known as Anna Eleise Slauenwhite.3,2
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was also known as Leise Schlagenweid.2,4
  • Anecdote: She shows on the 1881 Canadian Census as 40 years old [should have said 50], of German ethnicity, born in NS, and belonging to the Church of England. She shows as part of the Jonas Fancy (#40) household of Petit Riviere, Lunenburg Co, NS. Zion Lutheran Lunenburg records her as "SCHLAGENWEID, Ann Eliz, born 1831-04-13, George & Johanna Moser, 1831-05-12, ZLL". She shows on the 1901 Canadian Census for Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co (line 16) as married, born 13 Apr 1829, age 71, living with husband Jonas Fancy.5,2,6
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was also known as Anna Eleisa Slauenwhite.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Fancy.
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was also known as Eliza Slauenwhite.7,8,9
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was born on 13 April 1829.6
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was born on 13 April 1831 at Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,2
  • Birth*: She was born on 13 April 1831 at New Cumberland, NS, CA; if the 1881 census is correct, her birthdate should be 1841 vice 1831.5,10,11
  • She was the daughter of Johann George Schlagentweit and Johanna Elizabeth Mosher.2
  • Christening: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite was christened on 12 May 1831 at Zion Lutheran, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,2
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 7 January 1849.1
  • Marriage*: She married Jonas James Fancy, son of John Fancy and Anna Barbara Hebb, on 5 April 1849 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg (or Conquerall?), Lunenburg Co, NS; recorded at Zion Lutheran as "FANCY, Jonas, mar. 1849-04-05, Leise Schlagenweid, d/George, s/John. Wit: Henry Molder & Jas. Connelly"; double ceremony with Salome Fancy (Jonas' sister) and Edward Slauenwhite.3,2,7,4,9
  • Death*: Elizabeth E. Slauenwhite died on 9 December 1906 at Middlewood, Lunenburg Co, NS, at age 75.3,2,12,9
  • Burial*: She was buried after 9 December 1906 at St. Matthias Anglican Cemetery, Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,2,11

Family: Jonas James Fancy b. 8 Dec 1818, d. 16 Jul 1910

  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 7 January 1849.1
  • Marriage*: She married Jonas James Fancy, son of John Fancy and Anna Barbara Hebb, on 5 April 1849 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg (or Conquerall?), Lunenburg Co, NS; recorded at Zion Lutheran as "FANCY, Jonas, mar. 1849-04-05, Leise Schlagenweid, d/George, s/John. Wit: Henry Molder & Jas. Connelly"; double ceremony with Salome Fancy (Jonas' sister) and Edward Slauenwhite.3,2,7,4,9

Citations:

  1. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File.
  2. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  3. [S45] Hegerich, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi+John+Henry.
  4. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  5. [S38] 1881 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  6. [S39] 1901 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  7. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys: surname not given; PANS Reel 15050.
  8. [S204] Certificate, Thomas Benjamin Selig & Martha Elizabeth Fancy marriage of 27 feb 1886.
  9. [S295] Canon Harris, "Canon Harris".
  10. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys: no location given; PANS Reel 15050.
  11. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  12. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys; PANS Reel 15050.
  13. [S451] Unk, "Samuel Harmon".

Johann George Schlagentweit

M, b. 2 September 1804, d. 22 December 1864
Johann George Schlagentweit|b. 2 Sep 1804\nd. 22 Dec 1864|p2.htm#i42|Johan *Jacob* Rudolph Schlagentweit|b. 23 Oct 1774\nd. 25 Apr 1848|p4.htm#i99|Margaret Elizabeth Sartie|b. 23 Jul 1781\nd. 10 May 1853|p4.htm#i98|Johan F. Schlagentweit|b. 28 Aug 1745\nd. 1813|p4.htm#i100|Catherine E. Weagel||p4.htm#i101|James F. Sartie||p524.htm#i15959|Catherine L. Schram||p524.htm#i15960|
  • Name Variation: Johann George Schlagentweit was also known as Georg Slauenwhite.5
  • Name Variation: Johann George Schlagentweit was also known as George Slauenwhite.6
  • Name Variation: Johann George Schlagentweit was also known as Georg Schlagenweid.7
  • Name Variation: Johann George Schlagentweit was also known as Johann Georg Slauenwhite.3
  • Birth*: He was born on 2 September 1804 at Northwest, Lunenburg Co, NS.3,4,2
  • He was the son of Johan *Jacob* Rudolph Schlagentweit and Margaret Elizabeth Sartie.1,2,3,4
  • Confirmation*: Johann George Schlagentweit was confirmed in 1821 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS; age 17.7
  • Marriage*: He married Johanna Elizabeth Mosher, daughter of Johann *Heinrich* Moser and Anna Magdalena Koch, on 19 July 1825 at Lunenburg Co, NS.3,4,1
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Johann George Schlagentweit died on 22 December 1864 at Conquerall, Lunenburg Co, NS.4
  • Death*: He died on 22 December 1864 at Conquerall Bank, Lunenburg Co, NS, at age 60.3

Family: Johanna Elizabeth Mosher b. 25 Nov 1806, d. a 1891

Citations:

  1. [S195] John Cordes, Retrieved 30 May 07.
  2. [S248] Confirmations, church records (scans of originals plus transcribed copies), 1814 - 1825 unknown repository, gives year only.
  3. [S45] Hegerich, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi+John+Henry.
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  6. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  7. [S248] Confirmations, church records (scans of originals plus transcribed copies), 1814 - 1825 unknown repository.

Johanna Elizabeth Mosher

F, b. 25 November 1806, d. after 1891
Johanna Elizabeth Mosher|b. 25 Nov 1806\nd. a 1891|p2.htm#i43|Johann *Heinrich* Moser|b. c Jun 1775|p1130.htm#i34471|Anna Magdalena Koch|b. 14 Apr 1774\nd. 1842|p532.htm#i16199|Matthias Moser|b. c 1748\nd. 1834|p1130.htm#i34472|Anna *. Reinhardt|b. c 1754\nd. 21 Sep 1786|p1130.htm#i34474|George A. Koch||p1595.htm#i48566|Elizabeth (?)||p1595.htm#i48567|
  • Nickname: Johanna Elizabeth Mosher also went by the name of Hanna Mosher.1,3
  • Name Variation: Johanna Elizabeth Mosher was also known as Hannah Moser.4
  • Name Variation: Johanna Elizabeth Mosher was also known as Johanna Elisabeth Moser.1,3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Schlagentweit.
  • Birth*: She was born on 25 November 1806 at Lunenburg Co, NS.1
  • She was the daughter of Johann *Heinrich* Moser and Anna Magdalena Koch.1,2
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Johanna Elizabeth Mosher was born in 1807.2
  • Christening: She was christened on 13 January 1807 at Lunenburg Co, NS.1
  • Marriage*: She married Johann George Schlagentweit, son of Johan *Jacob* Rudolph Schlagentweit and Margaret Elizabeth Sartie, on 19 July 1825 at Lunenburg Co, NS.1,3,2
  • Death*: Johanna Elizabeth Mosher died after 1891 at Lunenburg Co, NS.1

Family: Johann George Schlagentweit b. 2 Sep 1804, d. 22 Dec 1864

Citations:

  1. [S45] Hegerich, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi+John+Henry.
  2. [S195] John Cordes, Retrieved 30 May 07.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).

John Fancy

M, b. 1793, d. 29 September 1862
John Fancy|b. 1793\nd. 29 Sep 1862|p2.htm#i44|George Fancy|b. b 18 Nov 1764\nd. 6 May 1842|p4.htm#i92|Anna Mary Barbara Weil|b. 20 May 1774\nd. 1854|p4.htm#i93|George Fancy (of Conquerall)|b. c 1735\nd. 1818|p4.htm#i94|Susannah *. Hirtle|b. 10 Feb 1729\nd. 20 Feb 1803|p313.htm#i9552|||||||
  • Name Variation: John Fancy was also known as John Zenas Fancy.3,4
  • Anecdote*: He lived his entire life at Inner Conquerall.5
  • Name Variation: John Fancy was also known as Johannes Zenas Fancy.6
  • Name Variation: John Fancy was also known as Johannes Fancy.7
  • Birth*: He was born in 1793.2
  • He was the son of George Fancy and Anna Mary Barbara Weil.1,2,3
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John Fancy was born on 24 November 1794.1,8
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John Fancy was born on 27 November 1794 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.6,3
  • Baptism: He was baptized on 1 December 1794 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, NS.8
  • Marriage*: He married Anna Barbara Hebb, daughter of John *George* Hebb (of Dayspring) and Rekeca Elizabeth (?), on 26 November 1822.1,6,2,9
  • Burial*: John Fancy was buried on 29 April 1862 at Conquerall, NS.2
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, John Fancy died on 29 April 1862 at Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co, NS.3
  • Death*: He died on 29 September 1862 at Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co, NS.6,1

Family: Anna Barbara Hebb b. 1797, d. 29 Apr 1862

Citations:

  1. [S295] Canon Harris, "Canon Harris".
  2. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys; PANS Reel 15050.
  3. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File.
  4. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  5. [S81] Roger Cunningham, "Fancys".
  6. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  7. [S45] Hegerich, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi+John+Henry.
  8. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  9. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File, no date given.

Anna Barbara Hebb

F, b. 1797, d. 29 April 1862
Anna Barbara Hebb|b. 1797\nd. 29 Apr 1862|p2.htm#i45|John *George* Hebb (of Dayspring)|b. 2 Nov 1768\nd. 7 Aug 1854|p4.htm#i96|Rekeca Elizabeth (?)|b. 27 May 1775\nd. 28 Mar 1847|p4.htm#i97|Johann *. Hebb|b. 14 Aug 1739\nd. 17 Oct 1803|p1119.htm#i34130|Anna M. Schultz||p566.htm#i17219|||||||
  • Nickname: Anna Barbara Hebb also went by the name of Aunt Barvel Hebb.1
  • Name Variation: Anna Barbara Hebb was also known as Barbery Hebb.2
  • Anecdote*: The 1871 Conquerall Census shows her in Household 46, aged 73, born in NS, of German origin, Church of England, living with son [sic] Zenis, daughter-in-law Catherine, and grandchildren Elizabeth, Lattitia, Nathaniel, Theopolis, William, Phoebe, and Howard.3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Fancy.
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Anna Barbara Hebb was born on 30 November 1796 at Hebbville, Lunenburg Co, NS.4
  • Birth*: She was born in 1797.1
  • She was the daughter of John *George* Hebb (of Dayspring) and Rekeca Elizabeth (?).1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Anna Barbara Hebb was born circa 1798 at NS.3
  • Marriage*: She married John Fancy, son of George Fancy and Anna Mary Barbara Weil, on 26 November 1822.5,4,1,6
  • Death*: Anna Barbara Hebb died on 29 April 1862 at Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co, NS.4
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Anna Barbara Hebb died on 8 January 1881 at Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co, NS.
  • Burial*: She was buried on 8 January 1881 at Conquerall, NS.1

Family: John Fancy b. 1793, d. 29 Sep 1862

Citations:

  1. [S149] PANS; partial hard copy in my file, Fancys; PANS Reel 15050.
  2. [S247] 1871 Conquerall, no maiden name given.
  3. [S247] 1871 Conquerall.
  4. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  5. [S295] Canon Harris, "Canon Harris".
  6. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File, no date given.
  7. [S199] Denise J. Rice, "George Fancy", Ancestral File.
  8. [S106] Lunenburg County Births, Marriages and Deaths (published).
  9. [S81] Roger Cunningham, "Fancys".
  10. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.

John E. Cunningham

M, b. 1755, d. 25 September 1845
John E. Cunningham|b. 1755\nd. 25 Sep 1845|p2.htm#i46|Daniel Cunningham|b. 1729\nd. Sep 1793|p2.htm#i50|Mary (?) (of Inverary)||p2.htm#i51|Gavin Cunningham|b. 28 Sep 1701|p1826.htm#i55552|Helen Cunningham|b. 30 May 1703|p1826.htm#i55553|||||||
  • Anecdote: Barrington Township records show him as "son to Daniel Cunningham and Mary his wife, belonging to the town of Invarae in Argyle Shear, North Brittaine, Scotland. Married to Marcy Smith, daughter to Archelus Esq and Bettey, his wife, of this township". He had already moved to NE Point when he married. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, then came to Shelburne and was given a grant of land, but moved to Barrington around 1785 to fish. He eventually settled on CSI, and was supposed to have owned all the land from NE Point to Cape Terror. He had a general store and wharf near the ferry landing, and probably took care of arriving mail. The store and wharf were at the shore where Indian Brook enters the sea. Roger Almond Cunningham (#4) believes he may have served in a Highland Regiment in the Revolution, but has no evidence. Crowell gives him as having served in the Black Watch and as being discharged for a wound on his hand, whereupon he moved to Shelburne and had a grant there. He also gives him as a tailor and a fiddler of some note.3,4,5
  • Anecdote*: A 2 Feb 1999 online posting by Linda Shaw states that in 1786 a James Kent petitioned for land on the basis that his father (James, Royal Scots Regiment), "served many years in His Majesty's Service and in reduction of America in the last French War". At the end of the war his father went home to Britain and left James with John Cunningham, Esq., with whom he lived for about five years. If this is true, it may be that John also served in the Royal Scots Regiment. More research is required.
  • Anecdote*: They had property from NE Point to Cape Terror. They lived at NE Point, where they had a store and carried on a large general business.6
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John E. Cunningham was born in 1755 at Invarie, Argylshire, North Brittaine, Scotland.1
  • Birth*: He was born in 1755 at Inverary, Argyll, Scotland.5,7
  • He was the son of Daniel Cunningham and Mary (?) (of Inverary).1,2
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 6 October 1785.1
  • Marriage*: John E. Cunningham married Mercy Smith, daughter of Archelaus Smith , Esquire and Elizabeth Nickerson, on 6 October 1786 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.4,5,8,9,10
  • Death*: John E. Cunningham died on 25 September 1845 at North East Point, Shelburne Co, NS.5,1,11

Family: Mercy Smith b. 12 Sep 1758, d. 1845

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.
  3. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  4. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  5. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  6. [S20] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island Memories.
  7. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  8. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable, gives year only.
  9. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 27, no date, location or maiden name given, p. xxix no date or location given.
  10. [S432] Inc. The Generations Network, US Marriages 1560-1900, gives year only.
  11. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable, no location given.
  12. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  13. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 27.
  14. [S339] NS VS (published), Deaths Registry, Year 1871, Book 1816, Page 38, No 83 (John Cunningham).
  15. [S209] Barrington BMD, none: p. 31.

Mercy Smith

F, b. 12 September 1758, d. 1845
Mercy Smith|b. 12 Sep 1758\nd. 1845|p2.htm#i47|Archelaus Smith , Esquire|b. 23 Apr 1734\nd. 3 Apr 1821|p2.htm#i48|Elizabeth Nickerson|b. 15 May 1735\nd. 2 Apr 1828|p2.htm#i49|Deacon Stephen Smith|b. c 1706\nd. 13 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i102|Bathsheba Brown|b. 9 Apr 1709\nd. 16 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i103|William Nickerson|b. 15 May 1701\nd. Feb 1763|p4.htm#i108|Sarah Covell|b. c 1706\nd. b 22 Nov 1790|p4.htm#i109|
  • Name Variation: Mercy Smith was also known as Mary Smith.5,6
  • Name Variation: Mercy Smith was also known as Marcy Smith.4
  • Married Name: Her married name was Cunningham.
  • Anecdote*: They had property from NE Point to Cape Terror. They lived at NE Point, where they had a store and carried on a large general business.5
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Mercy Smith was born on 12 March 1758 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.7,1,8
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Mercy Smith was born on 22 March 1758 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.2
  • Birth*: She was born on 12 September 1758 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.9
  • She was the daughter of Archelaus Smith , Esquire and Elizabeth Nickerson.1,2,3,4
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 6 October 1785.2
  • Marriage*: Mercy Smith married John E. Cunningham, son of Daniel Cunningham and Mary (?) (of Inverary), on 6 October 1786 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.7,1,10,11,12
  • Death*: Mercy Smith died in 1845 at North East Point, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS.1,2,8

Family: John E. Cunningham b. 1755, d. 25 Sep 1845

Citations:

  1. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  2. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  4. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.
  5. [S20] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island Memories.
  6. [S339] NS VS (published), Deaths Registry, Year 1871, Book 1816, Page 38, No 83 (John Cunningham).
  7. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  8. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable, no location given.
  9. [S432] Inc. The Generations Network, US Marriages 1560-1900, day and month not given.
  10. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable, gives year only.
  11. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 27, no date, location or maiden name given, p. xxix no date or location given.
  12. [S432] Inc. The Generations Network, US Marriages 1560-1900, gives year only.
  13. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  14. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 27.
  15. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.

Archelaus Smith , Esquire1

M, b. 23 April 1734, d. 3 April 1821
Archelaus Smith , Esquire|b. 23 Apr 1734\nd. 3 Apr 1821|p2.htm#i48|Deacon Stephen Smith|b. c 1706\nd. 13 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i102|Bathsheba Brown|b. 9 Apr 1709\nd. 16 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i103|John Smith|b. 26 May 1673\nd. 25 Feb 1716|p4.htm#i106|Bethia Snow|b. 1 Jul 1672\nd. 31 Jul 1734|p4.htm#i107|George Brown (of Eastham)|b. 1677|p4.htm#i104|Elizabeth Mulford|b. c 1677|p4.htm#i105|
  • Anecdote: Fishermen from Cape Cod began to settle in Barrington NS about 1761. Among the earliest were Solomon Smith, Archelaus Smith, Jonathan Smith, and Thomas Crowell. Archelaus left Chatham MA (his home) in spring 1760 to make arrangements to move his family to Barrington NS. He seems to have spent the summer fishing, and decided during that time that Indian hostility made him change his mind about where to live. But it didn't matter because his wife Elizabeth (#49) moved before he returned to get them. They may have crossed paths. He was delayed in returning to Barrington, and when he did arrive there, found his family being cared for by friendly Indians, the same people he had feared. He was one of the original proprietors of Barrington Township and settled at Barrington Head in the fall of 1760. His home was nearly opposite the old meeting house. He moved to CSI in 1773 and he and his family occupied almost all the land from NE Point to West Head, a distance of 5 miles. His family occupied nearly all the land from NE Point to W Head, land forfeited by grantees. He also had a tract of land at Lower Clark's Harbour, then known as Stumpy Cove plus a great part of the Hawk Point and a great meadow in the centre of the island. He took over the land forfeited and abandoned by Joseph Worth and made his home near the shore a bit north of where the Centreville Baptist Church later stood. Around 1776 he moved to a house near the shore on CSI, near the spot where Job Kenney built his house not long before 1981. It is a short distance from the Centreville Baptist Church (1981). The first three houses at Centreville were called "the Housen". They belonged to Archelaus Smith, Simeon Gardner, and Jonathan Covell. "Housen" was Anglo-Saxon for houses. He had a fair education and was highly respected by other settlers. He was chosen over several years to be clerk of the proprietors. He was also a community magistrate and surveyor. By trade he was a tanner and shoemaker, using lime made from mussel shells to cure leather. He was very religious (Presbyterian), and no food was cooked in his house on Sundays. Before a minister came to the island he conducted prayers and when necessary, buried the dead. He was a "good, quiet, easy, patient man".4,5,6,7
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Archelaus Smith , Esquire was born in 1731 at Chatham, MA.8
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Archelaus Smith , Esquire was born before 23 April 1734 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.1
  • Birth*: He was born on 23 April 1734 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.4,9
  • Christening: He was christened on 23 April 1734 at Congregational Church, Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.9,3
  • He was the son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown.2,1,3
  • Marriage*: Archelaus Smith , Esquire married Elizabeth Nickerson, daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell, on 16 July 1752 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA; by Rev Stephen Emerey.4,9,10,1,11,12
  • Residence*: Archelaus Smith , Esquire and Elizabeth Nickerson lived in 1773 at Cape Sable Island; moved from Barrington NS.5
  • Burial: Archelaus Smith , Esquire was buried in 1819 at Centreville Cemetery, Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.8
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Archelaus Smith , Esquire died on 7 September 1819 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.8
  • Burial*: He was buried in April 1821; His grave was unmarked but in recent [1998] years a stone was erected in the Centreville cemetery in honour of him and his wife.5
  • Death*: He died on 3 April 1821 at Centreville, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS, at age 86; aged 87.5,9,1,13

Family: Elizabeth Nickerson b. 15 May 1735, d. 2 Apr 1828

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S66] Unknown, "Ward Notes".
  3. [S198] Roger A. Cunningham, "NEHGS Excerpts (transcribed)", vol 64 p 187.
  4. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  5. [S20] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island Memories.
  6. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  7. [S118] Leon Clark Hills, Planters Vol I.
  8. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address, transcription held at Shelburne Archives - prob. an error.
  9. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  10. [S74] Chatham VR (published).
  11. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvii, no date, location, or maiden name given.
  12. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  13. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvii, no location given.
  14. [S456] Frank A. Doane, Old Meeting House Barrington.
  15. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  16. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.
  17. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxx.
  18. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. i, p. xxvii.

Elizabeth Nickerson

F, b. 15 May 1735, d. 2 April 1828
Elizabeth Nickerson|b. 15 May 1735\nd. 2 Apr 1828|p2.htm#i49|William Nickerson|b. 15 May 1701\nd. Feb 1763|p4.htm#i108|Sarah Covell|b. c 1706\nd. b 22 Nov 1790|p4.htm#i109|Ensign William Nickerson|b. c 1668\nd. 1742|p4.htm#i112|Deliverance Lumbert|d. c 1716|p1044.htm#i31838|Joseph Covell|b. 1675\nd. c 1732|p4.htm#i110|Hannah Bassett|b. 1678|p4.htm#i111|
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Nickerson was also known as Bettey Nickerson.3
  • Anecdote*: She was large and very tall, and often stepped on her husbands feet (he had foot problems) to try his patience. When bears came and rubbed against the walls of her log shelter, she is said to have hidden her children in the overhead boards and yelled at the animals to leave. After her husband died she lived 3 months at a time with each of her children. When she died she left 5 children, 56 grandchildren, 297 GrGrandchildren, 64 GrGrGrandchildren, and 1 GrGrGrGrandchild.4,5
  • Nickname: Elizabeth Nickerson also went by the name of Betty Nickerson.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Smith.
  • Birth*: She was born on 15 May 1735 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.6,5,7,1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell.1,2
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Nickerson was born on 15 May 1739 at Chatham, MA.
  • Marriage*: She married Archelaus Smith , Esquire, son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown, on 16 July 1752 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA; by Rev Stephen Emerey.6,7,8,1,9,2
  • Residence*: Elizabeth Nickerson lived in 1760 at Barrington; She moved late in the year from Cape Cod, aboard Capt Eldad Nickerson's fishing vessel, with children Susanna (#7981), Hezekiah (#52), Mercy (#47) and Eunice (#7982). She was accompanied by Sarah Crowell, wife of Thomas Crowell, who was pregnant with her first child after marrying in 1759. The Crowells wintered on Sherose Island. The Smiths lived in a log shelter built for them by fishermen opposite the Old Meeting House. The land may have been cleared by French families before the expulsion.5,10
  • Residence*: She and Archelaus Smith , Esquire lived in 1773 at Cape Sable Island; moved from Barrington NS.5
  • Burial*: Elizabeth Nickerson was buried between 1828 and 1829 at Centreville Cemetery, Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.2
  • Death*: She died on 2 April 1828 at Centreville, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS, at age 92; Source 20 gives her age at death as 93, but the dates would indicate she fell a few weeks short of that mark.5,7,11
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Nickerson died on 24 April 1828 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.1
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Nickerson died on 24 April 1829 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.2

Family: Archelaus Smith , Esquire b. 23 Apr 1734, d. 3 Apr 1821

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S435] Unknown name of person photo attached, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.
  4. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  5. [S20] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island Memories.
  6. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  7. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  8. [S74] Chatham VR (published).
  9. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvii, no date, location, or maiden name given.
  10. [S21] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island.
  11. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvii, aged 93.
  12. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  13. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxx.
  14. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. i, p. xxvii.

Daniel Cunningham

M, b. 1729, d. September 1793
Daniel Cunningham|b. 1729\nd. Sep 1793|p2.htm#i50|Gavin Cunningham|b. 28 Sep 1701|p1826.htm#i55552|Helen Cunningham|b. 30 May 1703|p1826.htm#i55553|||||||Gavin Cunningham|d. Jul 1743|p1826.htm#i55554|Margaret Marshall|d. 4 Nov 1737|p1826.htm#i55555|
  • Anecdote*: Note: Ancestry from here upwards is VERY suspect. A probably more reliable source than that given shows a Daniel Cunningham here, and his ancestry, but it appears to have been a different Daniel, b. 1734.
  • Anecdote: The Leach Family Tree at ancestry.ca shows a Daniel Cunningham born 21 Dec 1734 in Carluke and death Sep 1793 in Carluke, married 20 Sep 1756 to Ann Stewart in Colinton, Midlothian, with children Elizabeth (born 1760) and Jean (born 1766) and his parents as George Cunningham and Helen. It seems likely that the Sep 1793 death date belongs to the Daniel Cunningham in the Leach family, rather than Daniel Cunningham (#50). More research is required.
  • Marriage*: Daniel Cunningham married Mary (?) (of Inverary).2
  • Birth*: Daniel Cunningham was born in 1729 at Inverary, Argyll, Scotland.2
  • He was the son of Gavin Cunningham and Helen Cunningham.1
  • Death*: Daniel Cunningham died in September 1793 at Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1

Family: Mary (?) (of Inverary)

Citations:

  1. [S334] Novanglus, "Cunningham Tree", Ancestral File.
  2. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  3. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  4. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.

Mary (?) (of Inverary)

F
  • Marriage*: Mary (?) (of Inverary) married Daniel Cunningham, son of Gavin Cunningham and Helen Cunningham.1
  • Anecdote*: The Moritz-Lening Family Tree (and many others) at ancestry.ca gives her as Mary McGregor, born 1733 in Inverary, Scotland. However, a Mary McGregor married a Daniel Cunningham in the Glasgow area much later (she the daughter of John McGregor 1802-1866 and Grace Rough (d1846-1851) and was baptized at the English Church, St Andrews by the Green, Glasgow). More research is required to determine the accuracy of the claim.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Cunningham.
  • Birth*: Mary (?) (of Inverary) was born at Inverary, Argyleshire, Scotland.2

Family: Daniel Cunningham b. 1729, d. Sep 1793

Citations:

  1. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  2. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxix.
  3. [S87] Unknown compiler.

Hezekiah Smith

M, b. 1754, d. 16 February 1834
Hezekiah Smith|b. 1754\nd. 16 Feb 1834|p2.htm#i52|Archelaus Smith , Esquire|b. 23 Apr 1734\nd. 3 Apr 1821|p2.htm#i48|Elizabeth Nickerson|b. 15 May 1735\nd. 2 Apr 1828|p2.htm#i49|Deacon Stephen Smith|b. c 1706\nd. 13 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i102|Bathsheba Brown|b. 9 Apr 1709\nd. 16 Jan 1766|p4.htm#i103|William Nickerson|b. 15 May 1701\nd. Feb 1763|p4.htm#i108|Sarah Covell|b. c 1706\nd. b 22 Nov 1790|p4.htm#i109|
  • Name Variation: Hezekiah Smith was also known as Hezakiah Smith.1
  • Anecdote*: He shows on the 1771 tax evaluation for Pelham MA with land valued at 21 pounds 10 shillings for 2 acres pasture, 2 acres tillage, and 5 acres meadow. The yield was 10 bushels grain per year, 7 barrels of cider, and 3 tonnes of meadow hay. He had 1 horse, 2 cows, and 2 sheep. Their home was across the harbour on the other side of the bridge towards Newellton. This is near the CSI Elementary School [1998]. He is the first duck hunter mentioned in relation to CSI. He had a small shanty at "the Cape" known as "Uncle Kiah's den". It was near a steep rock, probably not far from where the lighthouse [1981] stands. He once came home from hunting to find his house being visited by American privateers. One of the officers decided he wanted a duck dinner, and he and Uncle Kiah struggled over the birds, each pulling as hard as he could. The oficer pulled out a cutlass, slashed the ducks, and ran off, leaving Hezekiah holding just the feet and legs.2,3,4
  • Birth*: He was born in 1754 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.3,1
  • He was the son of Archelaus Smith , Esquire and Elizabeth Nickerson.1
  • Marriage: Hezekiah Smith married Abigail Doane, daughter of Edmund Doane and Elizabeth Osborne, in 1774 ; they were 3rd cousins once removed.2,3
  • Marr Var*: Alternatively, they married in 1775.1
  • Death*: Hezekiah Smith died on 16 February 1834 at Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co, NS.2,3,1,5

Family: Abigail Doane b. 18 Apr 1758, d. c 1837

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S23] Margaret E. Messenger, Echoes.
  5. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 2, no location given.
  6. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xv, p. xxiii.
  7. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  8. [S22] Margaret E Messenger, Our Island.
  9. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 2.
  10. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 2, p. xv, p. xxiii.
  11. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  12. [S24] Margaret E. Messenger, Bygone Days.

Abigail Doane

F, b. 18 April 1758, d. circa 1837
Abigail Doane|b. 18 Apr 1758\nd. c 1837|p2.htm#i53|Edmund Doane|b. 20 Apr 1718\nd. 20 Nov 1806|p2.htm#i54|Elizabeth Osborne|b. 1717\nd. 24 May 1798|p2.htm#i55|Israel Doane (of Eastham)|b. 1671\nd. 5 Jun 1740|p4.htm#i114|Ruth Freeman|b. 1680\nd. 7 Jun 1728|p4.htm#i115|Reverend Samuel Osborne|b. c 1685\nd. c 1774|p4.htm#i120|Jedidah Smith (of Edgartown)|b. 1689|p4.htm#i121|
  • Nickname: Abigail Doane also went by the name of Aunt Nabby.3
  • Name Variation: Abigail Doane was also known as Abigaile Doane.4
  • Anecdote*: She moved to NS with her parents and siblings in 1761. She was short and very stout. When Hezekiah was away she sometimes took a boat and on the ebb tide rowed down the Passage, met the early flood, and used the currents to visit her relatives in Barrington. She used the opposite tides to return. Yankee raiders visited her house one day, stripped the pantry of food, and went after the sheep. She grabbed a musket and said the first one to touch a sheep was a dead man. The Lieutenant in charge called off his men. An Abigail Doane appears in the 1820 US census as living in Wellfleet, Barnstable Co, MA, but it is likely a different one.3,5,2
  • Married Name: Her married name was Smith.
  • Birth*: She was born on 18 April 1758 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA.6,7
  • She was the daughter of Edmund Doane and Elizabeth Osborne.1,2
  • Marriage*: Abigail Doane married Hezekiah Smith, son of Archelaus Smith , Esquire and Elizabeth Nickerson, in 1774 ; they were 3rd cousins once removed.8,6
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married in 1775.1
  • Death*: Abigail Doane died circa 1837 at NS.6

Family: Hezekiah Smith b. 1754, d. 16 Feb 1834

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvi.
  3. [S20] Archelaus Smith Historical Society, Island Memories.
  4. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xiv no maiden name given.
  5. [S104] 1820 unknown record type, unknown repository address, hard and soft copies in my files.
  6. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  7. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvi, gives only "New England" for location.
  8. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  9. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xv, p. xxiii.
  10. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  11. [S22] Margaret E Messenger, Our Island.
  12. [S207] Margaret Messenger, Cape Sable.
  13. [S24] Margaret E. Messenger, Bygone Days.
  14. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. 2.

Edmund Doane

M, b. 20 April 1718, d. 20 November 1806
Edmund Doane|b. 20 Apr 1718\nd. 20 Nov 1806|p2.htm#i54|Israel Doane (of Eastham)|b. 1671\nd. 5 Jun 1740|p4.htm#i114|Ruth Freeman|b. 1680\nd. 7 Jun 1728|p4.htm#i115|Doctor Deacon Daniel Doane|b. c 1636\nd. 20 Dec 1712|p4.htm#i118|Constance Snow|b. 16 Apr 1649|p1007.htm#i30708|Lieutenant Edmund Freeman|b. 6 Jun 1657\nd. 10 Dec 1717|p4.htm#i116|Sarah Mayo|b. 19 Dec 1660\nd. 5 Mar 1745|p4.htm#i117|
  • Anecdote*: He erected the first frame house in Barrington, having brought the material with him. Proprietors' meetings were held in his home until the Meeting House was erected. For a while he had the only store in the settlement, importing his supplies from his brother-in-law John Homer. He did some farming and fishing, but ran into financial problems. He planned to move away, but his wife provided the only medical care in the community and she was persuaded to petition for land. She asked for land at Johnson's Point and was given 1 1/2 acres and continued her medical work until her death.1
  • Anecdote*: They landed in Barrington, NS on Walker's point 9 Jun 1761, and found apple trees, formerly belonging to the French, in full bloom. They had left their Cape Cod home in the fall of 1760, and being driven by gales to the eastward, were compelled to winter in Liverpool, NS. He was a tall, erect man.2
  • Birth*: Edmund Doane was born on 20 April 1718 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA.1
  • He was the son of Israel Doane (of Eastham) and Ruth Freeman.
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Edmund Doane was born in May 1718 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA.3
  • Marriage*: He married Elizabeth Osborne, daughter of Reverend Samuel Osborne and Jedidah Smith (of Edgartown), on 10 November 1749 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 3rd m. for Elizabeth.1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Burial*: Edmund Doane was buried in 1806 at Old Meeting House Cemetery, Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS; location of grave unknown, but near west end of church in 1912 boulder placed stating, "EDMUND DOANE / One of the Grantees of this Township / Born at Eastham, Massachussetts, 20 April 1718 / Died at Barrington, 20 November 1806 / ELIZABETH OSBORN MYRICK PAINE / His Wife / Grandmother of John Howard Paine / The Author of "Home, Sweet Home" / Born in Massachusetts about 1715 / Died in Barrington, 24 May 1798 / Erected 1912"; boulder was from old Edmund Doane homestead beside river across bridge from meeting house.1,10
  • Death*: He died on 20 November 1806 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS, at age 88.1,11,3

Family: Elizabeth Osborne b. 1717, d. 24 May 1798

Citations:

  1. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  2. [S453] Robert D. Long, Annals of Liverpool, p. 67 (per Hon. Thomas Robertson).
  3. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvi.
  4. [S63] Unknown compiler, 29 Aug 06.
  5. [S132] Jr. Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No 32, no date given.
  6. [S178] Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No. 55, gives year only.
  7. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, no date or location given, does not give her surname.
  8. [S237] Edwin Crowell, Barrington History, p. 473 refers to her as Elizabeth (Myrick) Paine, d. Samuel Osborn - Merrick/Myrick and Paine were her 1st two married names - Osborn was her maiden name.
  9. [S453] Robert D. Long, Annals of Liverpool, p. 67.
  10. [S456] Frank A. Doane, Old Meeting House Barrington.
  11. [S178] Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No. 55, does not give date.
  12. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  13. [S87] Unknown compiler.

Elizabeth Osborne

F, b. 1717, d. 24 May 1798
Elizabeth Osborne|b. 1717\nd. 24 May 1798|p2.htm#i55|Reverend Samuel Osborne|b. c 1685\nd. c 1774|p4.htm#i120|Jedidah Smith (of Edgartown)|b. 1689|p4.htm#i121|||||||Benjamin Smith|b. 7 Jan 1658\nd. 4 Jul 1720|p4.htm#i122|Jedidah Mayhew|b. 1656\nd. 6 Jan 1736|p5.htm#i123|
  • Burial*: Elizabeth Osborne was buried at Old Burial Ground, Barrington Head, Shelburne Co, NS; unmarked grave (Source 63 cites location).3,4
  • Anecdote*: One of her grandchildren was John Howard Paine (#19825), composer of "Home Sweet Home". She provided the only medical care in the community and she was persuaded to petition for land. She asked for land at Johnson's Point and was given 1 1/2 acres and continued her medical work until her death. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1761, and was one of the original settlers of Barrington (then in Queens Co, vice Shelburne Co).3,1,5
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Osborne was also known as Elizabeth Osborn.3,1,6
  • Anecdote: She provided most of the medical care in the area of Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS. Her grandson authored, "Home, Sweet Home".
  • Married Name: Her married name was Doane.
  • Anecdote*: They landed in Barrington, NS on Walker's point 9 Jun 1761, and found apple trees, formerly belonging to the French, in full bloom. They had left their Cape Cod home in the fall of 1760, and being driven by gales to the eastward, were compelled to winter in Liverpool, NS. He was a tall, erect man.7
  • Num Child*: She and William Merrick had three children.1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Osborne was born in 1715 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co, MA.4
  • Christening: She was christened on 1 January 1715 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co, MA; or 1 Jan 1716.4
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Osborne was born in January 1716 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA.8,9
  • Birth*: She was born in 1717.
  • She was the daughter of Reverend Samuel Osborne and Jedidah Smith (of Edgartown).1,2
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married in 1733; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.6
  • Married Name: As of 23 January 1734,her married name was Merrick.4
  • Married Name: As of 23 January 1734,her married name was Myrick.2
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Osborne married William Merrick, son of Nathaniel Merrick, on 23 January 1734 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4,1,5
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 23 January 1735; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4
  • Married Name: As of 15 January 1744,her married name was Paine.4
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Osborne married William Paine , Esq., son of Deacon John Paine and Bennett Freeman, on 15 January 1744 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 2nd m. for both, she his widow.4,10,5,2
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 15 January 1745; 2nd m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4,11
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Osborne married Edmund Doane, son of Israel Doane (of Eastham) and Ruth Freeman, on 10 November 1749 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 3rd m. for Elizabeth.3,4,10,8,12,13,5,2
  • Death-Var: Alternatively, Elizabeth Osborne died in 1797 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.1
  • Burial: She was buried in 1798 at Old Meeting House, Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS; location of grave unknown, but near west end of church in 1912 boulder placed stating, "EDMUND DOANE / One of the Grantees of this Township / Born at Eastham, Massachussetts, 20 April 1718 / Died at Barrington, 20 November 1806 / ELIZABETH OSBORN MYRICK PAINE / His Wife / Grandmother of John Howard Paine / The Author of "Home, Sweet Home" / Born in Massachusetts about 1715 / Died in Barrington, 24 May 1798 / Erected 1912"; boulder was from old Edmund Doane homestead beside river across bridge from meeting house.2
  • Death*: She died on 24 May 1798 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.4,8,9

Family 1: William Merrick d. 1742

  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married in 1733; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.6
  • Marriage*: She married William Merrick, son of Nathaniel Merrick, on 23 January 1734 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4,1,5
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 23 January 1735; 1st m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4

Family 2: William Paine , Esq. b. 6 Jun 1695, d. Aug 1746

  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Osborne married William Paine , Esq., son of Deacon John Paine and Bennett Freeman, on 15 January 1744 at Eastham, Barnstable Co, MA; 2nd m. for both, she his widow.4,10,5,2
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 15 January 1745; 2nd m. for Elizabeth, she his widow.4,11

Family 3: Edmund Doane b. 20 Apr 1718, d. 20 Nov 1806

Citations:

  1. [S132] Jr. Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No 32.
  2. [S456] Frank A. Doane, Old Meeting House Barrington.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S63] Unknown compiler, 29 Aug 06.
  5. [S453] Robert D. Long, Annals of Liverpool, p. 67.
  6. [S178] Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No. 55.
  7. [S453] Robert D. Long, Annals of Liverpool, p. 67 (per Hon. Thomas Robertson).
  8. [S178] Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No. 55, gives year only.
  9. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, p. xxxvi.
  10. [S132] Jr. Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No 32, no date given.
  11. [S178] Leonard H. Smith, Cape Cod History No. 55, only gives year.
  12. [S228] Patricia A. Terry (transcriber), Barrington Records, no date or location given, does not give her surname.
  13. [S237] Edwin Crowell, Barrington History, p. 473 refers to her as Elizabeth (Myrick) Paine, d. Samuel Osborn - Merrick/Myrick and Paine were her 1st two married names - Osborn was her maiden name.
  14. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  15. [S87] Unknown compiler.

John Nickerson III1

M, b. 1772, d. 1820
John Nickerson III|b. 1772\nd. 1820|p2.htm#i56|John Nickerson II|b. 12 Jun 1730\nd. a 1772|p2.htm#i60|Jerusha Knowles|b. 1730|p3.htm#i61|John Nickerson|b. c 1705\nd. 30 Jan 1794|p5.htm#i124|Dorcas Bassett|b. 1705\nd. 1770|p5.htm#i125|Enos Knowles|b. 30 Apr 1712\nd. 1784|p5.htm#i130|Sarah Sparrow|b. 20 Jul 1708\nd. 1784|p5.htm#i131|
  • Anecdote*: After his marriage he lived in Woods Harbour for a time, then moved to Newellton after 1815. A picture of John and Dolly is at p. 20 of Margaret Messenger's "Island Echoes".2
  • Birth*: John Nickerson III was born in 1772 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS.2
  • He was the son of John Nickerson II and Jerusha Knowles.
  • Marriage*: John Nickerson III married Dorothy James, daughter of Colonel Thomas James and Janet De Poyster, on 6 May 1794 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS; Source 49 gives her name as Dorothy JAMES Burke.2
  • Death*: John Nickerson III died in 1820 at Woods Harbour, CSI, Shelburne Co, NS.2

Family: Dorothy James b. c 1776, d. 5 Oct 1870

Citations:

  1. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  2. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  3. [S23] Margaret E. Messenger, Echoes.
  4. [S24] Margaret E. Messenger, Bygone Days.
  5. [S87] Unknown compiler.

Dorothy James

F, b. circa 1776, d. 5 October 1870
Dorothy James|b. c 1776\nd. 5 Oct 1870|p2.htm#i57|Colonel Thomas James|b. c 1750\nd. 6 Mar 1782|p2.htm#i58|Janet De Poyster|b. c 1754|p2.htm#i59|||||||||||||
  • Anecdote: She was witty and cheerful. She smoked a white clay pipe. She slept between two featherbeds, and about 10 days before dying was baptized at the Kenney wharf in a dory filled with water. She was supposedly a Protestant from northern Ireland, and she died an old fashioned Baptist.1
  • Nickname: Dorothy James also went by the name of Grannie Dolly.2
  • Anecdote: At some point Dorothy moved in with her son Judah (#8173) in Clark's Harbour (perhaps when her son Phineas (#26) moved to Fish Island).1
  • Occupation*: She was employed as a maid.3
  • Anecdote*: The family story holds that Dorothy was an orphan forced to enter domestic service who arrived in Shelburne at the time of the Loyalists as a servant to a young couple. The couple is supposed to have mistreated her, often fastening her to a large log in the yard with a ball and chain. One day while they were away she persuaded a blacksmith to remove the chain and she headed toward Barrington. Her GrGrandon Converse Nickerson (#8606) wrote about this in History of Cape Sable Island. She apparently reached Lyons's Beach (opposite John's Island) and met John Nickerson (#56), whom she quickly married. They lived in Woods Harbour for a time, then moved to Newellton, probably after 1815. She and her father may have been United Empire Loyalists. She may also have been a Burke who happened to arrive in Lunenburg about the same time as the Loyalists, and was hired as a maid for Col James, thus not being his daughter at all. Source 151 gives her as daugher of Thomas Burke and Nora James.3,1,4
  • Name Variation: Dorothy James was also known as Dorothy Burke James.
  • Name Variation: Dorothy James was also known as Dolly James.5
  • Married Name: Her married name was Nickerson.
  • Name Variation: Dorothy James was also known as Dorothy James Burke.
  • Name Variation: Dorothy James was also known as Dorothy Burke.3
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, Dorothy James was born in 1770 at Ballyshannon, Ireland.6
  • Birth*: She was born circa 1776 at Ballyshannon, Ire.
  • She was the daughter of Colonel Thomas James and Janet De Poyster.
  • Marriage*: Dorothy James married John Nickerson III, son of John Nickerson II and Jerusha Knowles, on 6 May 1794 at Barrington, Shelburne Co, NS; Source 49 gives her name as Dorothy JAMES Burke.6
  • Death*: Dorothy James died on 5 October 1870 at NS, CA.1,6

Family: John Nickerson III b. 1772, d. 1820

Citations:

  1. [S23] Margaret E. Messenger, Echoes.
  2. [S27] Margaret E. Messenger, Island town.
  3. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  4. [S151] Barbara A. Walsh e-mail address, 26 Nov 2006.
  5. [S16] Unknown subject, 27 Feb 1996 unknown repository.
  6. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  7. [S24] Margaret E. Messenger, Bygone Days.
  8. [S87] Unknown compiler.

Colonel Thomas James1

M, b. circa 1750, d. 6 March 1782
  • Anecdote*: Tradition holds that he was a Colonel in the English army, last heard of in the East Indies.2
  • Marriage*: Colonel Thomas James married Janet De Poyster.
  • Birth*: Colonel Thomas James was born circa 1750.
  • Death*: He died on 6 March 1782.

Family: Janet De Poyster b. c 1754

Citations:

  1. [S19] Interview, Roger Cunningham, 20 Feb 2006.
  2. [S23] Margaret E. Messenger, Echoes.

Janet De Poyster

F, b. circa 1754
  • Marriage*: Janet De Poyster married Colonel Thomas James.
  • Married Name: Her married name was James.
  • Birth*: Janet De Poyster was born circa 1754.

Family: Colonel Thomas James b. c 1750, d. 6 Mar 1782

John Nickerson II

M, b. 12 June 1730, d. after 1772
John Nickerson II|b. 12 Jun 1730\nd. a 1772|p2.htm#i60|John Nickerson|b. c 1705\nd. 30 Jan 1794|p5.htm#i124|Dorcas Bassett|b. 1705\nd. 1770|p5.htm#i125|William Nickerson|b. 1678\nd. 1764|p5.htm#i128|Lydia Maker|b. 1684|p5.htm#i129|Nathan Bassett (of Monomoit)|b. 25 Sep 1667\nd. 27 Nov 1728|p5.htm#i126|Mary Crowell|b. 2 Dec 1688\nd. 1742|p5.htm#i127|
  • Anecdote*: He came from Harwich to Woods Harbour and is considered to be one of the first permanent settlers there, arriving before the Revolution. He was a grantee in Shelburne Co.2,3,4
  • Birth*: John Nickerson II was born on 12 June 1730 at Harwich, Barnstable Co, MA.3,1
  • He was the son of John Nickerson and Dorcas Bassett.1
  • Birth-Var: Alternatively, John Nickerson II was born in 1740 at Harwich, MA, US.5
  • Marriage*: He married Rhoda Smith, daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth Brown, on 23 February 1764 at Harwich, Barnstable Co, MA; 1st m. for John.
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 28 February 1764; 1st m. for John.1
  • Marriage*: John Nickerson II married Jerusha Knowles, daughter of Enos Knowles and Sarah Sparrow, in 1770 ; 2nd m. for both.6,3
  • Death*: John Nickerson II died after 1772 at NS.3

Family 1: Rhoda Smith b. 12 Oct 1740, d. 20 Aug 1767

  • Marriage*: He married Rhoda Smith, daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth Brown, on 23 February 1764 at Harwich, Barnstable Co, MA; 1st m. for John.
  • Marr Var: Alternatively, they married on 28 February 1764; 1st m. for John.1

Family 2: Jerusha Knowles b. 1730

Citations:

  1. [S87] Unknown compiler.
  2. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island.
  3. [S49] PAF 5, 17 Jul 06.
  4. [S456] Frank A. Doane, Old Meeting House Barrington.
  5. [S16] Unknown subject, 27 Feb 1996 unknown repository.
  6. [S25] Margaret E. Messenger, Island, p. 9.
  7. [S226] Ward Cunningham, "Ward Files", Ancestral File.
  8. [S280] Becky True Norman, 17 Jun 2008.