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Surnames for December 2006

BEEDY, BRIAN posted by Loretta McDonald on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for info. re: marriage of Joseph Eveleth BEEDY to Margaret A. O'BRIAN abt. 1844 in Weymouth. Also info. about Margaret O'BRIAN'S parents/family from Ireland.

CONWELL posted by Laurie Lucey on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for information regarding Simon CONWELL and wife Susan who lived in the Town of Digby. Simon CONWELL was from Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland. They had several children one of whom (Mary CONWELL) became a nun with the Carmelite Nuns of Roxbury MA USA. As of 1908 Susan CONWELL was still listed living at Prince William according to McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory for 1907-1908.

DOUCET, LIVINGSTONE posted by Heather Willis on Thursday, December 28, 2006

James LIVINGSTONE was born in Scotland and died in Weymouth, Nova Scotia April 20, 1900, age 88. His wife, Catherine, died in Weymouth, NS September 30, 1884, age 54. Both are buried in the cemetery at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Weymouth. Their children were Robert, Alexander, Joseph, George Henry, John, James Franklin, Albert O., Isabelle, Estella, and Earnest. George Henry LIVINGSTONE (b. abt 1855) married Mary E. DOUCET (b. abt 1860), and they lived in Weymouth Bridge, Nova Scotia. If anyone is related to these families or has information, I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

DOTY, DUNBAR posted by Karen Small on Thursday, December 28, 2006

John DUNBAR b. August 22 1837 Digby, married Lydia DOTY June 22 1858 as his first wife. Removed to Grand Manan where he died 1920. Death certificate states William DUNBAR as father. Need information on William DUNBAR of Digby,

BARR, PORTER, SPAVOLD posted by gail metcalfe on Thursday, December 28, 2006

William Christopher PORTER, born Duck Pond, Digby, NS married Susan SPAVOLD in 1870 in Weymouth. William died 1872. Am looking for info re Susan following his death, and potentially her marriage to Edgar BARR. Wondering if there were any children in her marriage of William PORTER.

PORTER, SPAVOLD posted by gail metcalfe on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Some information from the PORTER family bible, that I have been unable to find in any of the family sites for anyone who can use it: Colin C PORTER married to Mary Ann (?) children Joseph PORTER, Adelbert C. PORTER, John C. PORTER, Mary E. PORTER, William Christopher PORTER, Asa N. PORTER, David A. PORTER, Charlotte E. PORTER, Augusta R. PORTER.... I am looking for further information on both Augusta PORTER and David A. PORTER. Colin PORTER died in 1888 and is buried in Southville. Mary Ann died in 1900 and is buried in Southville as well. William Christopher PORTER married Susan SPAVOLD. Am also looking for more information on Susan and her whereabouts after William's death.

MARSHALL, PORTER posted by gail metcalfe on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Charlotte E. PORTER, born 1849 married Stephen MARSHALL, born May, 1848... they had 5 children Frank H. MARSHALL, George H. MARSHALL, Nina F. MARSHALL (died young), Nora C. MARSHALL, and John L. MARSHALL.... I'm looking for descendants of these people. tks... gail

PORTER posted by gail metcalfe on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Joseph H. PORTER, born Aug 1835, married Anna ?. From all I can find from the various censuses, they had one child, Jesse PORTER, born about 1875. Looking for descendants of Jesse PORTER and other siblings of Jesse PORTER if there are any. Tks... gail

PORTER posted by gail metcalfe on Thursday, December 28, 2006

John C. PORTER, b. 1839 married Clara ?? b. 1840 They had one child that I can find, Bessie, born 1884. Anyone with any other information on Bessie?

MEAD, THURBER, TITUS posted by Kenneth Hempel on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Greetings. I am seeking information on the parents and ancestry of Elisha and Mary TITUS of Digby County, NS. I don't yet know the precise dates of their birth or marriage, but their daughter Elmira was (according to her marriage record) born about 1861, and married Edward Leonard THURBER on July 29th, 1879. It seems probable that Elisha and Mary were born sometime between the 1820s and about 1843 (given Elmira's birth in 1861), and I suspect Elisha could well be a great-grandson of Captain Isaac TITUS and Jemima MEAD - the New Yorkers who immigrated in the early 1780s. I'm hoping to learn the names of the parents and grandparents of Elisha Titus, as well as the maiden name of his wife Mary. If anyone has access to the book "Captain Isaac TITUS of Trout Cove, Nova Scotia: A history and genealogy of the TITUS family of Nova Scotia, 1747- 1997" by Jerry TITUS it seems possible that it might be helpful. Thank you for any information you might be able to provide.

POOLE, THOMAS posted by Hines Heather on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for information on Deborah THOMAS born 1814 died April 30, 1857 married James William POOLE September 6, 1841.

SAXTON posted by Rochelle Piskun on Thursday, December 28, 2006

David SAXTON 1831-1835? Elijah SAXTON Reuben SAXTON Digby Nova Scotia

VAUGHAN, WELCH posted by Wendy Cromwell on Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am extremely keen to find the parents, ancestors and siblings of John WELCH. I have no record of his middle name. John WELCH (b 8 JUN 1849 in NS) moved to NB in 1873. He probably first moved to St. Martin's NB - then resettled in Saint John. He married Mary Jane VAUGHAN of St. Martin's in 1873. He was a ship's carpenter. He died in Saint John, NB 26 APR 1923. Interesting fact about John: he went instantly blind at the age of 48. There are so many Welches in the Westport / Digby region and there's a ferry between Digby and Saint John. This region is my logical choice to find John WELCH'S parents and ancestry.

CHESLEY, SAVARY, STIMPSON posted by kris iovanna on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Who was Mary E. or Marge/ Margurite SAVARY ‘s Husband? what was her maiden name? likely married in digby . she was born abt Aug 1879 in Mass USA her father born Sweden mother born Canada. Her children Florence M. SAVARY born Aug/1895 she married Frederick STIMPSON of Mass & Violet M. SAVARY born in 1908 both born in Digby Bear River Nova Scotia Violet SAVARY married E CHESLEY of Mass seeking any of Florence's siblings and family. children came to US in 1901 and 1908 with Mother Mary or Marge/Margurite. all 3 women stayed in Massachusetts in the Lynn Essex Co. area

DIGBY posted by Robert Digby on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Am looking for my connection (if any) to Admiral Robert DIGBY. My name is Robert DIGBY and have been told by family members that we are descendants of Admiral DIGBY. My family is traveling to Digby, NS this July. If I am a dissident of Admiral DIGBY I would like to meet with you so I may gather more information. My family is from Wood County, Ohio. My grandfather’s name was Robert Charles DIGBY. Please e-mail me if I can provide you with more information to help. Thanks Robert DIGBY

HADLEY, PHILLIPS, TONEY posted by Richard Dyer on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for a John PHILLIPS who was a Micmac Indian & basketmaker. Married a Magdalen or Madeline TONEY of Bear River. He was 27 in the 1881 Census and Madeline was 33. They had 8 - 9 children. Then John disappears from my radar. Maybe moved to Halifax or back to Pictou Landing or New Glasgow. He was a son of Michael PHILLIPS & Salley HADLEY of New Glasgow. Madeline moved in with a Paul family of Lequille, and became Madeline Paul? Would like death certificates on both John & Madeline if possible, don't know here to start or when they died, but one or both could have contracted Spanish influenza. Any help? Oh, St. Gertrude's RC Church in Anapolis Royal helped me with a Baptismal of my Grandfather Andrew Melbourne PHILLIPS / Micmac born Oct 28, 1887, son of John & Madeline.

COMEAU, DUGAS, FROTTEN, HANDRAHAN, HILL, SLATE posted by Doreen A. Anderson on Thursday, December 28, 2006

My great-grandfather John HANDRAHAN a ship's carpenter was married in Saulnierville to a Sarah SLATE from Lockeport. and my grandfather was born in July/1878. Sarah died when my grandfather was 9 days old. I could not find her obit. John remarried to Philomene HILL dau. John HILL / Genevieve FROTTEN. They had 4 more children. The second wife died Jan/1891 and then John disappeared but the children were brought up in different homes in Little Brook and Comeauville - DUGAS & COMEAU. I found some of the children in Census of 1891 but after 1891 their son Thomas I could not find. Both he and his father John supposed to have gone to U.S.A. any info?? Thanks

HAIGHT posted by Karen Comeau on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for information on Daisy Mildred HAIGHT'S family tree. Her parents were Frederick and Sara HAIGHT. I believe they were from Hillgrove.

COSSABOOM posted by ken cossaboon on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Resarching all of my family in the Digby, Digby Neck, Weymouth, Granville, Berwick, And any back ground information on life and times. I have a family diary, and military records available.

HANKINSON, PISKUN, SAXTON posted by Rochelle Piskun on Thursday, December 28, 2006

David SAXTON Born July 07 1833 Halifax or Digby N.S.Died Oct 23 1904 Holton Michigan.Parents names are Elijah SAXTON and Ann HANKINSON or (Catherine) He came to U.S in 1850 He lived mostly in southern Michigan.His obit says he was from Nova Scotia. His first son's name was Reuben! Any help with info on SAXTON or HANKINSON would be helpful.Thanks Rochelle PISKUN

LICET posted by Ms Skip Churchill on Thursday, December 28, 2006

CA pre-1800 and forward, Digby, Weymouth, Halifax, Catholic, Anglican, Loyalist and not, whatever. Resided these areas until approximately 1850, thence to Boston, MA. Need b, bap, m, d, anything else.

HAINES, SHEPHARD posted by David Haines on Thursday, December 28, 2006

John HAINES b: Digby Nova Scotia (1874??) m: Lydia SHEPHARD Gave birth to son Everett M. born in Marblehead, MA in 1895

POLIMENEAS, THERAULT posted by Peter polimeneas on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Marie-Claire THERAULT, did anyone know my mother? she died in 1963 , I think, she had 4 kids maybe more, my father is Peter POLIMENEAS.

BARKER, CHANDLER, WILSON posted by Winifred Cherry on Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Enterprize, a 90 ton schooner carrying plaster floundered in a gale in Gulliver's Hole, April 25, 1837. Four men a woman and a child died. Captain Matthew BARKER was my ggg grandfather. Interested to know who the other people were. Wm Keys WILSON husband of Annabelle CHANDLER was one of the crew.

FROST, MOREHOUSE posted by Pam Frost on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for parents of Benjamin FROST, married a Janet or Janetta MOREHOUSE. Born late 1830's or early 40's. Haven't been able to find him in my search. Any info would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks !

CORNWALL, HALL, STANTON, WORTHYLAKE posted by Jim Hall on Thursday, December 28, 2006


LEMMON, LEWIS posted by Jack Stevenson on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Searching for Thomas LEWIS born abt 1745 in Digby. Married Elizabeth LEMMON in Marblehead Mass., USA on 7 Apr 1767. They had two children; John born 2 Nov 1773 and Mary Polly. I am trying to determine what happened to Thomas who was my GGGG Grandfather.

BANKS, BROWN, BUBAR, SAUNDERS posted by Susan Cormier on Thursday, December 28, 2006

David BANKS b.1817 in Bear River,N.S.,married Charity BUBAR, dau.of James BUBAR and Mary BROWN,ON 15 Sept.1846 at St.Mary's Parish, Nashwaak, York County, N.B. He died 9 May,1886. His father was Eliphalet BANKS. His mother was Hannah SAUNDERS.

SPATES, SPECHT posted by Gale Stevenson on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Also spelling variations especially SPATES, St Mary's Bay 1784, Digby generally

SPATES, SPECHT posted by Gale Stevenson on Thursday, December 28, 2006

German name originally SPECHT, 1784 to St MAry's Bay and Digby area

HALL posted by Jean Sandhals on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Digby, Yarmouth, Weymouth

DOANE posted by Jennifer Doane on Thursday, December 28, 2006

James Wiley DOANE died at sea in November 1898

ADDINGTON, GEROW posted by Charles Bradbury on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for descendants of Loyalist William ADDINGTON from Little River about 1784. Also possible connection for a Mary ADDINGTON b.between 1799 & 1804 in Nova Scotia and m. Joseph GEROW and moved to Hodgdon, Me. USA.about 1823. Any information w/be gratefully appreciated.

VANTASSEL, WINSLOW posted by Stephen Metcalf on Thursday, December 28, 2006

William Henry VANTASSEL of Digby and Mary WINSLOW also of Digby looking for information on their family, children, parents, etc.

VANTASSEL, VANTASSELL posted by Stephen Metcalf on Thursday, December 28, 2006

William Henry VANTASSEL of Digby and Mary WINSLOW also of Digby looking for information on their family, children, parents, etc.

BEAMAN, BEAYUX, BEMAN, LANGWORTH, RECTOR posted by Jack Beaman on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Digby Muster Roll May 29, 1784 (Loyalist) BEMAN, Elizabeth with 2 children (William & Joseph) BEMAN, Thomas BEMAN, Ebenezer Thomas BEAMAN m. Elizabeth LANGWORTH and had 8/9 children at Digby Ebenezer BEAMAN m. Elizabeth BEAYUX and had 1 child at Digby Joseph BEAMAN m. Anne RECTOR and had 5 children at Digby

CHUTE, MANTHORNE posted by brenda massowd on Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am interested in any info on my dad's family. His name is Basil Saint Clare MANTHORNE. He had a sister Muriel,and I understand a few half siblings.His dad's name was John MANTHORNE and mother's name Mildred CHUTE. I am trying to start a family tree and would appreciate any help or thoughts.

CHUTE, JEFFERSON, MANTHORNE posted by brenda massowd on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Basil MANTHORNE and Muriel MANTHORNE were from Bear River, NS. I do know that Mildred CHUTE remarried after the death of Basil and Muriel's dad passed away. His name was Victor JEFFERSON. This is all the info I have.

CROSBY posted by Bill Olsen on Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am seeking information about the ancestors of William H. CROSBY, born about Jan 1850 in Digby(?). He married a woman by the name of Leila A. she was born about Dec 1854 in Digby (?), her last name is unknown. They left NS about 1881 and went to the USA and settled in Massachusetts. They had 12 children - the first 6 were born in Canada. Their children were: Ernest F.; Blanche; Lettie E.; Annie; Myra; Hilda; Roy E.; Benjamin L.; Ralph Robert; Beatrice; Hazel & Lilian. I do have dates and marriages for most of their children. Ralph Robert was my grandfather.

PORTER posted by barbara newell on Thursday, December 28, 2006

I am looking for the parents of Ebenezer PORTER of Lexington MA and New Edinburgh Nova Scotia, born c 1768 died at Little River Yarmouth Nova Scotia 11 July 1864. He married his cousin Mary PORTER at Yarmouth May 1795.

BANKS, BEALS, BEELER, LANGLEY, MORINE posted by Wilma Patterson on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Looking for information on David MORINE and his family. He was married to Patience LANGLEY (BEELER) and then to Judith BANKS. My great great grandfather was his son Stephen who married Eunice BEALS. Any help would be appreciated.

THURBER posted by John Thurber on Thursday, December 28, 2006


DOUCET, DOUCETTE, THIBAULT, TOBIN posted by Robert Tobin on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thanks so much. My birth name was Robert Timothy John DOUCETTE. My birth mother's name is Mary Jane (or possibly Marion) DOUCETTE, nee THIBAULT. My birth father's name is Reginald DOUCETTE. My birth date was 2/22/57, in Digby, Nova Scotia. My adoption was arranged though the Catholic church, my mother was 34 years old at the time of my birth. There is the possibility that she was was working as a waitress at the time of my birth, My birth father (at least the man listed as such) was a laborer who was born in Ashmore, N.S. and lived in Barton in Digby County, N.S. My adoptive parents were George and Marie TOBIN from Timmins, Ontario and I was adopted when I was a year and a half old. There is also the possibility tht my mother's name was actually Marion DOUCET (nee THIBAULT), daughter of Reid THIBAULT. Thanks.

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