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BRIDGES, Samuel I have been searching for some time now for information on Samuel Bridges' parents or siblings and  I have not come across one reference to parents or siblings. Samuel Bridges and Sarah Stickney, were already living in Sheffield/Maugerville area when they returned to Rowley, Mass. to marry in December 1776.  Lezlie Carson. You can contact me at

BRUCE / SINCLAIR -Donald C. Bruce spouse of Elizabeth Sinclair daughter of William and Eliza Wood ( buried in Rusagonis Baptist Church Cemetery. Donald allegedly died in a mining accident may around 1885-87 in Salisbury. I would appreciate any info related to him. Thanks. William A. Bruce

Buchanan  - My name is Joy and I am doing family research into the Buchanans and Slaters of the York, Carleton and St. Steven Parish areas. My g.g.grandmother, Katherine Hastings Buchanan married Thomas Clifford Slater (of Derry, Ireland??) and had several children: John,Edwin, Meta, Ada (or Ida) Mae, Clifford Thomas (or visa-versa....Thomas Clifford would make more sense, being named after his dad) Lillian Alberta  (my great grandmother)

Katherine Hastings Buchanan's mom was Mary Kerr and her father was Matthew Buchanan. She may have come from St. Stephen's Parish, but I am not sure.
I have info on Kate's husband's father, also Thomas Clifford Slater (m.Nancy Buchanan?? of New Brunswick) who may or may not be from Derry, Ireland. I simply cannot get the connection I need between Ireland (or Scotland) and Canada. Do you have any information? Any info would be greatly welcomed!  Joy Lillian Lyle  Boston, MA - August 18, 2005

CARR - Looking for James Carr's parents.  James Carr was born around 1830 and died about 1859.  He married Elizabeth Ann Duplisea and had 4 children: Spafford, Joseph, John and Cunard.  Any help in this would be very much appreciated.  Thanks in Advance.  Stacey and Stephen Hughes

CARR / WHELPLEY -  I am looking for information on Mary Ann Whelpley, who married William Carr in Burton on 27 May 1827 (Marr. Cert. #381). I can't find anything on her at all, though my family notes had her father as a William. Her mother was supposed to have had several children by different fathers. Sound familiar to anyone? Please email me at


DAY / ACKER I am looking for family information on Elisha Day and Jane (?) Acker.  The attestation of their marriage reads:

1823 Elisha Day of the Parish of Sheffield in the county of Sunbury and Jane Acker of the same parish were married by license 04/01/1823 by David Burne
John Dinsmore and John Brown

I wonder whether there is a method to find out who the parents were of the  bride and groom?  They are my 4th gr-grandparents.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  Dorothy Cummings


DRIER / BURPEE am research the marriage of Philip Drier 22 Jan 1820 to Elizabeth Burpee.  I believe that Elizabeth is the widow of Benjamin Burpee who died in 1818. I am looking for any information on Philip or Elizabeth.  Her maiden name may have been Wheeler. Thank you for your assistance. Barbara Richards - Troy, MI

FULTON / BROGANS Looking for any information on my great grandparents: First my grandparents are - William Gould married Ada Kathleen Fulton on Sept. 8, 1919 they were both from Minto, New Brunswick. I am looking for Ada Fulton's side of the family. Her parents (my great grandparents) were William Fulton and Martha Brogan they were married on January 1, 1890 at St. Dunstans Church in Fredericton.William Fulton's parents were Robert Fulton and Bridget Buck. Ada's parents were John Brogan and Catherine Clacka - not sure if this this should be Clark? Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Do you know if there are any books on Fultons or the Brogans in either the Minto or Chipman area?

I have found out something else for Ada Fulton (Gould). I have a copy of Ada's death certificate and she died on September 26, 1924 of Pulmonary Tuburculosis in Minto, New Brunswick. Also according to the 1901 census the children of WIlliam Fulton (born Nov. 10, 1886) and Martha Brogan (born Feb. 16, 1867) were; John born Feb. 27, 1882, Elisabeth born June 11, 1893, William born July 10, 1895, Richard born April 11, 1897, "Ada" born Feb. 17, 1899 (my great grandmother), Frank born Nov. 4, 1900, and Annie born in 1904.
I'm thinking it should be posted in Sunbury County on the death certificate they have Ada living in Minto since birth, but that doesn't mean that they didn't live somewhere else before that in New Brunswick, and as far as I can find out they don't belong to the Fulton's in Chipman. There must be a relative out there somewhere?  

FULTON I happened to brick wall site by typing Elizabeth Fulton of Minto NB. My name is Elizabeth and I was born in Saint John NB to Mother Florence Her Mother(my Grandma) was Elizabeth Fulton from Minto NB She married a John O'Brien.

They had 14 children. My Mother died in 1975. Elizabeth Fulton died at an early age leaving John to raise the Children. John was a respected plumber in Saint John and was said to have worked every day of the depression John died around 1945 Does anyone have any info about Elizabeth or John or their parents? Thanks, contact  Liz


GRAHAM - I am looking for any information you may have concerning Chrsitopher Graham  and wife Janet who lived in Northfield Parish/Sheffield Parish.  They came to Canada from Scotland in 1821/1822.  They had a son named Thomas who went  on to marry a Jane Scott.  Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Bill Graham, email,

HOWE  - Nathaniel m. Mary Nason and they had a child in 1851 but in 1861 Nathaniel was gone and I have not been able to locate a death date , place time ect. I have found Mary after this married to a man by the name of William Lee Judkins so any info on this name would certainly be appreciated as well. Charlene


HOWE - William Howe b. abt 1782, he was listed in the 1851 census of Burton , Sunbury, New Brunswick, as age of 67, with his wife Deborah maybe (Buckingham) age 62 of the same census. They had a sons William 29, John 25, Henery 22, and Steven 18. MARRIAGE: Burton Anglican Church, Burton, Burton, Sunbury, NB (PANB F-1284) and Sunbury, NB Marriages (PANB) and Hubbard Papers (PANB F-29 shows a William Howe marriage to Deborah Buckingham 2 Sep 1856. Any Cousins or information would be appreciated. Richard Howe - Genealogy Web page at


KENDRICK/HENDRICK - Searching for info re John Kendrick original grantee of
Lot 3, Kingston, Sunbury Co. in 1783.  Wife Dorothy (Dorcas), 5 ch. John, Duke Wm., Hiram, Joseph & twin Mary.  I am trying to find out if he settled on this Lot or sold it and  moved on.  He lived in Gagetown from 1767 to 1783 when land taken for loyalist.  Any info appreciated. Karen Kendrick Woodworth - email:

KINGSTON - Charles Kingston, age 2 in the 1851 census.......  I suspect that he is my ancestor, Charles Sylvester King, born April 1848.  The first I can find of my Charles is in the 1870 US census in Pennsylvania, and he's living with Allen and John Nason, brothers who are also from New Brunswick.   Charles moved to the US from Canada and was a lumberman.  He cut off most family ties and possible shortened his name from Kingston to King.  I'd like to either prove or disprove that this is him.

Also his possible aunt (or cousin or?) Permilla Wells and her children James, Harry and Florence.  They are in the 1881 census but not sure where they are before that..... but were born in NB. Martha

MACK - Looking for Lavinia Mack,  b. about 1813, daughter of (DR?) Jason Mack, wife unknown.  Lavinia married Leonard Woodworth about 188.  It is listed in the local paper at that time that they were married in Burton Parish.  It didn't list her parents like the rest of the marriage announcements did. Trying to prove  Lavinia's father Jason Mack is the "seeker" brother of Lucy Mack Smith, mother of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church.  Jason Mack is known to have been married with children, as Lucy mentions his, his wife's and his eldest son's deaths in her memoirs. He have spent years with the Indians of the South Branch of the Oromocto. If he married one of the native peoples, would it have been recorded anywhere?  Since Jason was not affiliated with any traditional faith, church records are unlikely. Thank you for any help, tips or leads.  email  Shawna

MALLORY - I am informed there is a Caleb Mallory buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.   I don't see him on your list...but someone walking the Cemetery several years ago mentioned it to me having seen the stone. There was a Caleb Mallory and wife Mary Ferry who had several descendants living near Maugersville. I have been trying to find a full list of Caleb's descendants ...but have turned up very little. Caleb supposedly lived near Eaton's Corner in Quebec for a time but disappeared.    His brother, Dr Jonathan Mallory lived Wakefield parish...and was married to a Nevers. Any help would be appreciated.

Aug 18/05  I am following up on Caleb Mallory.....seems he was wanted by the authorities in Rutland Vt after escaping from jail on a counterfeiting charge.      I have located a probable descendant, Conroy B Mallory b 1814 Eaton who showe up in Wayne Co OH and later Williams Co OH.   A couple of sisters went with him.
I am also looking for Alex Barker Mallory b 1927 and who is buried in the Pine Grove Cem (as is Caleb). I have a list of his children and his wife, Helen Doreen (Delong) Stewart.   I am curious to know if his parents were Alexander Hugh Mallory and Georgie Lyons. Alex B Mallory had a son Hugh and another Curtis. Alexander Hugh Mallory was son of Curtis Mallory.  Mallory Smith

MARLEY - I am the great great great grandaughter of William and Mary Catherine Baines Marley, they moved to Northfield/Minto in about 1831, they had 5 children, their youngest, was my great grandmother, Emily Elizabeth Marley Woods who along with her husband John M. Woods,  moved to Lynn Mass in 1893.  I would like to know what happened to William  and Mary Marley and was there a Woods family in Northfield/Minto in the 1860's. Sue Gillis, North Easton, Mass.

McCarthy - Searching for the parents of Daniel McCarthy, married to Elizabeth.  Daniel was born in 1816 and appears in the 1871 Petersville Parish Queens County Census.  Daniel was my GG Grandfather.  Any information provided would be appreciated. Lynn  August 17, 2005

McCray - I am looking for any information on Walter McCray [1879-19??] and his wife Francis A Mills [1876-1956] who are burried in the Burton Parish Courthouse Cemetery.  They had a son, Barry [1906-1928 and possibly a daughter, Dorothy.  Any information would be appreciated. June 2007

McNeil I am looking for information on my grandfather Sterling McNeill from Minto, New Brunswick. He worked as a coal miner and died tragically after being run over by a cart or something. I have a lot of family in Minto and would love some information on them, some of them are the McNeills, Austins, Fultons, Richardson, and Cooks. Thanks.

Mitchell - Searching for the parents of David Mitchell b.Abt 1792 ? d. 16 feb 1844,
buried in Lower Lincoln Cemetery. m. 22 may 1815 Lincoln, Lydia A. Hayward b.1794,d.11 dec 1837 d/o George Hayward and Mary Smith.   Mary Smith was the d/o Daniel Smith (Loyalist) and Ruth Fitch.   Some of the families I have researched in Sunbury Co are: Kimball, Seeley, Mersereau,Smith,Kinney.  I am really hoping some can help me on this,I've been stuck on David Mitchell for a while, he had two children that I know of, Ruth Amelia Mitchell (my g-g-grandmother) and James E. Mitchell who m. Francis Kimball
(Fanny). James and Fanny are also buried in Lower Lincoln Cemetery. Ruth Amelia Mitchell m.1st Oren James Seely (Linus,W.Ezekiel, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Obadiah,Obadiah, Obadiah) They had 2 daughters, Annie Seeley and Bertha Jane Seeley ( my g-grandmother)Ruth m.2nd George Frederick Smith b. 1829 (Also a descendant of Daniel Smith (Loyalist).They removed to Carleton Co. Bertha Jane Seeley m. William Kimball. A very interesting thing about this marriage is that Bertha is a decendant of Lt. Samuel Smith who sailed from Ipswich, England in 1634 on the same ship (The Elizabeth) that William
Kimball's ancestors were on, William, Jedediah, William, Richard,Asa, Jacob, Richard John, Richard, Richard. thanks Donna (Kimball) van Eeghen

MOTT / DEWITT - I am trying to obtain any information on George Elisha Mott and/or his wife, Ann Elizabeth Dewitt.  She was born about 1840, in Blissville, Sunbury Co.; he was born about 1838 in New Brunswick.  It is believed they lived in Sunbury Co. for many years.  I have their children as Charlotte M., Elizabeth Jane, David, George Alexander, Mable Aileen, and Alice.  My husband is a descendent through Charlotte M. Mott. 
Ann Elizabeth Dewitt is the daughter of Jacob Dewitt (b. July 18, 1801, Blissville) and Betty Creekmore (b. abt. 1805, prob. Blissville). Any information would be appreciated.  Mary Beth Isacks -
Munro/Munroe/Monroe  - I have a Jane Munro/Monroe/Munroe born 1800, married Thomas Fletcher Estabrook 25 June 1818 in Maugerville, according to what I have gleaned.  My grandmother's notes say only that Martha Eliza Estabrook's mother was "Jane Monroe-- all Scotch.  After Estabrook died she married -- Hunter and moved to Hogdon, ME."   I cannot seem to extend this line beyond Jane, and would dearly love to.  My grandmother's notes also say that She (Martha Eliza) came from Merrimachi in Canada.  She remembered the great forest fire there, when people and animals, wild and tame dunked themselves in the river all together to escape the flames.  So, with the fire being in 1825, when Martha Eliza Estabrook was 5 years old, and Jane marrying in 1818 in Maugerville, that means the family moved to Miramachi between 1818 and 1825.  Does that seem logical?  I find Jane's father (do not know for sure, can not document, but other clues point that way) Evan and Thomas Estabrook's father, Ebenezer appearing together on a land grant petition together in Maugerville in 1809, but find no evidence that the petition was granted.   I found references to Evan Monroe/Munro/Munroe on the Munro forum to suggest that an Evan Munro had brothers George, Hugh and possibly Gerhardus that received grants side by side in Maugerville, NB.  I found George and Hugh grants (1785), but only a petition for the Evan grant.  Another ref suggests Evan had children George, John, Evan Jr and Jane.  So - with none of it documented, I have a skeleton theory for the next two generations up from Jane, but have not been able to come close to documenting any of it.  Any assistance would be most welcome! email Valerie LaRobardier

NASON, Israel - mainly a death date and place of burial  Charlene

NEVERS Nathaniel, born 26 May 1778, died in Jan 1842, was a son of Samuel and Anna (Burrell) Nevers of Maugerville. In a deed dated 24 Jul 1815, Nathaniel Nevers, Yeoman, and Hannah his wife, of Lincoln, for 128 pounds, sold to David Nevers of Maugerville, his 1/4 interest in a lot of land in Maugerville. The marriage registers for Sunbury County have not survived, and searches of other sources have failed to uncover a marriage date, or Hannah's maiden name. Her birth and death dates have not been located either. Does anyone know Hannah's maiden name, or anything at all about her? She and Nathaniel were probably married about 1806 for their first child was born about 1807. Was she his only wife? George H. Hayward ; 29 Leeds Drive Fredericton, N.B. E3B 4S7 email George Hayward

PEABODY / BROWN - I'm looking for a gr gr gr gr grandfather/mother of mine.  Francis Peabody, I believe died 27 October 1771 in Maugerville, Sunbury  County.  I believe his wife, Mary Brown Peabody died in the same locale,  but  I do not have the date.  Any information you can provide will sincerely be appreciated!  This will mean so much to my search.  Virginia Peabody

PHILLIPS  - I am looking for information on John Phillips from Rusagonis.  He married Lydia Phillips (descendant of Mathew Phillips, UEL) John was born approx 1811.  He had two daughters that I know of.  Abigail and Martha Jane.  Both daughters married Cowie brothers from Harvey.  I have followed Lydia Phillips but I can find nothing on John Phillips.  As they both have the same last name I can't help wonder if they were distant cousins.  Any small piece of information I can get would be a great help.    Joyce Fasquel

QUINN - My great-great grandfather James Quinn, great great grandmother, Sohpie Quinn and their son Alexander migrated to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1830 from Ireland, where they were all born.  No details on the Canadian 1851 census as to whereabouts  in Ireland.
My great grandmother, Maggie Quinn was born in 1832 in Fredericton N.B.before marrying a British soldier in 1853 and eventually traipsing around the world with him and in 1869 settling in Melbourne, Australia just after the big gold rushes.   I cannot find out anything about her family in Fredericton - no deaths for Sohpie or James----- I would very much like to find out any record of the family arriving in New Brunswick but so far nothing - I am not sure if this is because of limited Canadian records or just my inconpetance!!   I cannot even find out why there was quite a large influx into New Brunswick in 1830 - was there an earlier potato famine for example.
Any ideas gratefully received.   kind regards, Margaret Brookes. (Melbourne) August 18, 2005

RUSSELL - Hi! Hope someone can help! I'm trying to trace my great, g, grandfather John Russell  B. 1812 in Canada, where?  married to a Margaret Russell.  They lived in Linneus, Me and had several children  Samuel b. 1 Mar 1837; Mary E., B. 19 Apr 1839, John B, B. 1 Jun 1841 who was my line, Rosaline, Dana B. Thomas & Lucinda, and Frederick.  I just don't have any information to go beyond him! Any help would be appreciated I found the above info in the 1850 Census. Thanks Lorraine - July 3, 2006.

SHANKS / SOWERS  Part of my family is the Shanks / Sowers family from Burton, Sunbury County in New Brunswick. I have been able to trace the family back as far as one Charles E Shanks and his family.  Charles married Mary E. Sowers and they are both buried in the Burton Courthouse Cemetery together. It is Charles’ family I wish to trace. According to 1881 Census records he was then living with his brothers David and Benjamin, sisters Margaret, Susan, Martha and Charlotte who were all with their widowed mother Elizabeth. The census says they are of Scottish decent, farmers and religion is Weslyan Methodist and living in household number 163.  I am trying very hard to find out Elizabeth’s family tree and maiden name as well as whom it was she was married to and when.   I am hoping to continue tracing this tree in Scotland, if I can find this information out. email Tanis

Sowers, George Allison - Born August 10, 1854 Northfield, Sunbury Co. Married Susan Emma Case March 3, 1880 New Zion. 1881 census has Allison living on Shirley Road in Burton. Looking for a death record.  Thanks Joy Sowers

Thompson,  Aaron b. abt. 1845, m. Emily Grace Welton in 1865 at Hardwood Ridge, Sunbury.  Later moved family across the county line to Newcastle Bridge, Queens.  About 1888, the family (except for son Jonathan, who went west with several Weltons) relocated to Auburn, Maine.  Aaron died there in 1903 and “his body was returned to New Brunswick”. I have no idea who his parents or siblings were, where he was born (though I do know he was born in NB from census records), or where he was finally buried. Any leads, advice or information would be greatly appreciated.  I can be reached via e-mail at or snail mail at 405 West 23rd Street #4J, New York, NY 10011. David Scott Drane

Thompson - I’m seeking information about my gr-gr-grandfather, Aaron Thom(p)son, b. bet. the mid-1830s and 1840, NB, to parents of Scottish or Irish extraction (depending on the source).  He married Emily Grace Welton in January 1865 in Hardwood Ridge, Northfield Parish, Sunbury County.  He worked as a farmer and lumberman.  The family was enumerated in Northfield Parish for the 1871 census.  The family (minus Aaron) was still there in 1881 living with Emily’s parents, while Aaron was counted in Andover, Victoria County, boarding [?] with Isabella Cameron, age 72, and her daughter-in-law Jessie (both widows).  It is unclear if Aaron is related in any way to them, or if he is simply a boarder in that area for work.  The family moved across the county line to Newcastle Bridge, Canning Parish, Queens County, at some point in the 1880s and ultimately emigrated to Maine around 1888, eventually settling in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.  Aaron died there in 1903 and his death certificate indicates that “his body was shipped back to Newcastle”.  Whether this refers to Newcastle Bridge or Newcastle, Northumberland County, is unclear as no burial record has been located.  Two pieces of information point to a connection to Newcastle, however.  One, an Aaron Thompson was enumerated in the household of James Parker in Chatham, Northumberland, in the 1851 census.  He was 15 years old and listed as a servant.  Also listed is an Ellen Thompson, age 27, also a servant.  The second record is a baptism at the United Church of St. Andrew and St. John in Chatham for an Aaron Thomson, b. 1836, to a Robert Thomson.  Robert is also listed as the father of additional children baptized there:  Janet McFarlane (1832), Sarah (1834), George (1838) and Isabella (1840).  Isabella, however, was offered for baptism by “Mrs. Robert Thompson (widow)”.  Finally, there is also a vague recollection by a distant cousin that Aaron may have originally been from the Miramichi area, which could further corroborate this connection to Newcastle.  My biggest task, then, is to tie my Aaron to his birth family and discover when his particular branch of the Thom(p)sons came to Canada (and to where exactly).  So far, I’ve been unable to connect Aaron to any of the Thom(p)son families in Sunbury, but I have a hunch some family connection (an uncle?  a cousin?) brought him there at some point before 1865.  Searches of the 1861 census records for almost every county in NB (there are 1 or 2 outstanding) have not turned up any information on Aaron. David Drane

TRUE I am researching my husbands family ( Miller, Kierstead, Thorne, Currie ect) and I am looking for Isobel True she is said to be born in Maugerville in 1820 daughter of Samuel and Pheobe (Black) True and married 13 Jan 1847 in Gagetown to James Lewis Akerley. She is not on the True family list in first families. Any help on this brick wall would be greatly appreciated. Also I don't have a death date for James's father James Akerley born on 16 May 1794 and may have died about 1855. He married Elizabeth Corey (Betsy) Dingee on 28 May 1818 in Gagetown and death date for her is also unknown. Is James senior also  Captain Akerley ? Hope yoy can help us. Thank you in advance. Karen Stevenson Calgary Alberta - KAREN STEVENSON Feb 2007

WADE - Alice (nee Thomson) (Wade) Wishart from Saint John, N.B. was my great grandmother. She married Dr. George Kenneth Nugent Wade. He was from Kilcock, Ireland. They had two children: Lillian Elizabeth Wade, b. Nov. 21, 1875 and Kenneth Nugent Wade, b. July 11, 1877. After Dr. Wade died, she married Allison Wishart, my great grandfather. He was from St. Martins, and Saint John, N.B. I am looking for any information on this family. Joyce MacPherson

WARD -  Looking for more info on William Ward (1837-1909) and Charlotte Shirley’s (1847-1929) family. Their children were Silas, Morley, Allison, Henrietta, and Garnett.  They also had a step son names Elery Lindsey.  If you have any info on this family please email me at


WARD - My brick wall is really the distance between New Brunswick and Toronto, but here is where I am at, and maybe someone else is searching and can fill in some blanks.

WARD Family from Sunbury County, Burton Parish.......all my information comes from Burton Courthouse cemetary.
My Father - Murray Douglas WARD (b. 4/18/24-d.1/24/80)
My GFather - Garnet WARD (b.7/11/1885-d4/26/1946)      m.6/4/1913 Alma TAPLEY {b.8/16/1882 - d.10/16/1931(nee RING)}
                                                                                    m.6/28/1933 Lelia RUSSELL
                         -born in: Oromocto, Sunbury Co. NB
                         -died in West Saint John NB
                         -children: Fred/Earl/Shirley/Harry/Murray
                         -father: William Ward born inOromocto, Sunbury Co. NB
                         -mother: Charlotte Shirley born in Oromocto, Sunbury Co. NB
My GGF - William WARD (b.1837 - 2/7/1909)  m. n/r Charlotte SHIRLEY (b.12/25/1847 - d.1/1/1929)
                         -born in: Sunbury Co. NB
                         -occupation: Farmer
                         -children: Silas (b.1880 - d.1928)
                                       Morley W. (b.1882 - d.1931)     m. Vera M. Wood ( b.1892 - d.1958)
                                                                                     children: M. Hubert (1915-1977)
                                                                                                  Lenora M (1916-1919)
                                                                                                  Leo H (1917-1977)
                                                                                                  Constance M ((1931-1988)
                                                                                                  Geraldine (Brownell)
                                       Allison (male) (b. n/r - d.1931)   m. Alice G. ?
                                                                                   - son Raymond
                                       Henrietta  (Harriet? (b.1888 -d.1916)
                                       Elery LINDSAY (stepson)
I am wondering if any of my great grandfather's family recognize any of this information, and are able to add to it. I do have other names from a family bible.....Brown/Kimball mainly....
Earl Ward,   Regards, and thank you for any help

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