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McMullen(in) Families of

Halifax and Colchester Counties, Nova Scotia

 

 

 

 

Prepared by Douglas Goff,

7748 Wellington Rd. 22, Guelph, ON

N1H 6J2 Canada

dgoff@uoguelph.ca

 

Feb. 23, 2013

 

 

 

Archibald McMullen of Antrim, Ireland settled Antrim, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, in 1821. Many of his descendents stayed in the Musquodoboit Valley, at least for a generation or two, except for son Hugh, who settled in Truro, Colchester County. John McMullen, also of Ireland, settled in Upper Stewiacke, Colchester County, in 1824.  There is no direct evidence to link them, but they were of similar age and anecdotally there is indirect evidence to link them, perhaps as brothers. Due to the proximity of settlement, their descendents can be easily confused within South and Central Colchester Co., East Hants Co. and Northeast Halifax Co. records. I have researched the Archibald McMullen family to a much greater extent. In this report, I have kept the two families separated (John McMullen family starts on p. 116), and also indexed separately at the end of the report (Archibald McMullen family index starts on p. 134 and John McMullen family index starts on p. 161).

 

Many sources have been used in the production of this report. The biography and descendents of Archibald McMullen have been documented by Carol McRobb, Terrace, BC, 1990, and we have had many discussions since then. Her research into and account of Archibald is very thorough, as is her account of son Hugh, and his son Alexander Joseph, from whom she descends. I have borrowed heavily from her research in this account, and I gratefully acknowledge her efforts. The biography and descendents of Thomas Gotobed McMullen, another son of Hugh, are also well known, as T.G., and later his sons, became well-known and successful businessmen in Truro and in Alberta/B.C. Some of his descendents are still in Truro. I have added extensively to the other McMullen families, from primary records- census, grave markers, b.m.d. records (Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics), etc., and also much correspondence with various descendents. I must point out early on that in many records, the spellings of McMullen and McMullin have been used interchangeably within families. I have tried to maintain the spellings as recorded, but generally find there to be no logical distinction amongst the spelling usage. Undoubtedly, many errors remain. I produce this report, therefore, not as a complete document (no genealogy is ever complete), but I hope it will provide useful information to researchers in the future. I am more than interested in any corrctions or additions at any time.

 

The author is the great great grandson of Rachel (McMullin) McDougall, #16. Hence, many comments revolve around the various known or implied connections to her.

 

Note: a few abbreviations used – NSHVS – the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, www.novascotiagenealogy.com; NEHGS – the New England Historical Genealogical Society; PW – Presbyterian Witness, as recorded in Punch, Terrance, Nova Sotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers.


 

The Descendents of Archibald McMullen of Antrim, Halifax Co., NS

 

First Generation

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1. Archibald McMullen. Born in 1780 in Antrim, Ireland. Archibald died in Antrim, Nova Scotia, on 16 Nov 1841; he was 61.

 

 

Archibald McMullen’s origin is described as Irish, from Antrim. The McMullen’s were not, however, Irish, at least not for many generations. They were of the Scots-Irish. It was Queen Elizabeth I who tried to bring Ulster, a Gaelic and Catholic stronghold, more firmly under English control, and to do so by transplanting numerous English families to Ulster lands. James I renewed this plan in 1640, with the tranplantation of Scots to Ireland. These Scots, however, never integrated and were continually in religious and political persecution and strife. Many emigrated to the US, and never fully integrated there, either, being unaccepted by the Americans. Thus the Scots-Irish in both New England and in Ulster were easy targets for British recolonization of Nova Scotia after the Expulsion of the Acadians, and numerous Scots-Irish families arrived in the 1770’s, 1780’s, and 1790’s.

 

Archibald McMullen’s first land petition, dated Aug. 22, 1821, stated that he was born and brought up in the North of Ireland and had just arrived from Ireland with a wife and five sons, the eldest nearly 20 years of age, for the purposes of seeking Crown Land to settle upon. On this petition, James Knowland, Chairman of the Nova Scotia District, noted “The petitioner Archibald McMullin (sic) is well recommended to me as having maintained for many years in his native country the character of a sober, honest, and industrious man and as such I take the liberty of recommending his application to his excellency for a grant of lands.” By Dec. 22, 1824, he had a house and 24 acres of his land cleared. He failed to apply for the land grant within the allotted period, so it expired and he had to reapply. He stated the reson for his delay as “he had not the means of paying the fees for the respective officer.” The 200 acre parcel became his by Nov., 1826. His first neighbours were Thomas Sargent and John Kerr. Some time prior to 1825 his first wife Rachel  died. When he applied for Crown Land in 1821, he was “married”, but his wife’s name was not given. When he made out his will, 16 Sept. 1841, he was married to Mary. He left his farm and stock to her, and after her death, to his son Hugh. He named William Logan, Samuel Kerr and his son Alexander as executors. He died 16 Nov. 1841. He may have been buried on his own land or in the Pioneer Cemetery, Musquodoboit.

 

A document at the Colchester Historical Society archives (anonymous, undated), stated that Hugh McMullen (sic) was the son of Archibald McMullen of Antrim, Ireland. Hugh was born Aug. 17, 1812 in Antrim, Ireland and came to Nova Scotia when he was nine. The document further stated that Archibald d. Oct. 1847, at the age of 67 (b. 1780). However, from Carol McRobb, he died 1841, age 61, so the transcriber missed 1’s for 7’s.

 

Another attached document listing births and deaths of the family of Hugh and Rebekah (which appears as though perhaps it was transcribed from a bible?) listed Archibald McMullen, died Oct. 11, 1841, aged 67 (note difference from above death year). It also lists Thomas Gotobed, Sarah Gotobed, as well as Hugh, Rebekah, and all their children, but interestingly, no wife of Archibald, suggesting Hugh’s mother may have died much before Archibald and the detals had been forgotten. Although he was claimed to be “married” when he came to Nova Scotia, no record of his wife was found, but her name Rachel is mentioned in the records of marriage of their sons. Archibald remarried again in 1825 to Mary Thompson (Hugh was 13).

 

In "History along the Old Guysborough Road", by N. E. Gray and A. A. (Blois) Smith, 1987, p. 62, it is stated that "The first school was built at the foot of Nuttle Hill (Antrim) in 1830. Both the school and the church were built on property owned by Archibald McMullen. Since 1830, three schools have been built on this site. The last school closed in 1965 and was sold to Ross McMullen, a great grandson of Archibald McMullen", although it seems like there were more intervening generations than four.

 

The 1851 Nova Scotia census includes Alexander, Hugh, James, Joseph, and William McMullen (sic), all of Halifax County. Archibald had 6 children, the five above named sons, plus a daughter Mary, mentioned in his will.

 

A family story is that the McMullen’s travelled to Nova Scotia with the Redmond, McFetridge, Henderson, and McGunnigal families, all from Antrim. Their ship was wrecked about 300 miles from Halifax. They were forced to remain on a rock for three days and nights. When the rescuers finally came, a Newfoundland dog swam with a rope from his ship to the rock, without this rescue would have been impossible. The passengers were landed in Halifax.

 

From Carol McRobb, Terrace, BC, cmcrobb@telus.net, June 21, 2011, 

“It is believed that the Redmond family, the McFetridge family and our McMullen family knew each other in Ireland. The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland did a search of the "Tithe Applotment Books". It revealed an area in Antrim Ireland where an Archibald McMullon, William Redmond, John McFetrige and a John McFetrish all lived within two to five miles of each other. In their report they state that Derrykeigham is significant. Derrykeigham was the only place in which an Archibald McMullon was found living near a Redmond and McFetridge family. McFetridge was a rare family name in Antrim with only a small clutch of 5 families in mid Antrim at that time. The Tithe Books date 1823 - 1837 and many were not updated.”

 

Archibald McMullon,

   Parish: Derrykeighan/Grange of Drumtullagh

   Townland: Clegnagh

   Year: 1827

 

William Redmond

    Parish: Derrykeighan

    Townland: Drumcrottagh

    Year: 1827

 

John McFetride,

    Parish: Dunluce

    Townland: Boneyclashagh

    Year: 1828

 

John McFetrish,

    Parish: dunluce

    Townland: Bellyhome

    Year: 1828

 

“Thus I think our McMullens were from Grange of Drumtullagh, Derrkeighan, Clegnagh, Antrim, Ireland.

 

“Re: the shipwreck. My Aunt; Verna Grace Gillespie (1911-2003), told me her Grandmother Jessie (Wells) McMullen told her that "the McMullen's had been shipwrecked on their way to the United States". Jessie would have known Hugh McMullen, who was born in Ireland and was on the ship that was wrecked on the rocks.

 

“Although there are many conflicting dates and notes on this event I believe our McMullen's were on the ship that was wrecked on the rocks that was bound for the USA, and that they emigrated in 1820 or early 1821.”

 

The McFetridges of Musquodoboit family history in the Truro Daily News of March 29, 1936 states that the Henderson's, McGunnigals, McMullins and Redmonds came to Nova Scotia in 1824. Leaving Ireland the family with others took passage on a sailing vessel for New York, but the ship was wrecked about three hundred miles from Halifax and the passengers were picked up by another vessel and landed in Halifax.  A few of the passengers were lost from the wreck but the McFetridge family were all saved.  The son John was going down for the third time when someone caught him by the hair and drew him up. The Henderson's, McGunnigal's, McMullin's and Redmond's, pioneers also came on the same vessel and of course had the same experience and were forced to remain on the rock for 3 days and 3 nights with the sea occasionally breaking over them before being rescued.  When rescue came in the shape of another vessel the passengers were transferred by the aid of a Newfoundland dog which swam with a rope from ship to rock and without which help rescue would have been impossible. It is said that in order to lighten the ship and avoid the rock or to float her everything movable was thrown overboard including a block of gold weighing one ton (strange to relate).

(Note this article was written 112 years after the event)”

 

Note: Gary McMullen, grandson of Daniel, of John, of James, of Archibald, also related a similar tale, “One of my Uncles had told a story when I was young that they shipwrecked in Musquodoboit from Antrim County. Then moved inland up the river.”

 

It was recalled within the Horris McMullin family that there was a sister lost on the journey, also they too knew the story of the shipwreck.

 

 

Will of Archibald McMullin, Sept. 16, 1841:

 

In the name of God, Amen: This sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-One.

 

I Archibald McMullen of New Antrim settlement in the County of Halifax and Province of Nova Scotia, farmer: being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God: Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of of my body knowing that it  is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: This is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that give it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors: nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty powers of God: and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

 

First I give, leave and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary, my land, tenements, stock of cattle and sheep: also my farming utensils and furniture for and during her natural life time, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed; and at the expiration of her natural life, the estate real and also the household furniture, farming utensils and stock of cattle and sheep, I give leave and bequeath unto my well beloved son Hugh McMullen. Also I give and bequeath unto my son James McMullen the sum of one pound. Also I give and bequeath unto my son William McMullen the sum of one pound. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Alexander McMullen the sum of one pound. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph McMullen the sum of one pound. Also I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Mary, the sum of one pound. All of which sums of money to be raised and paid out of my personal property, by my Executors herein after to be named: and the sums of money so willed and named to be paid to my sons by my Executors in eighteen months after my decease. Also I nominate, constitute and appoint William Logan, Samuel Kerr, and my son Alexander McMullen my sole executors of this my last will and testament; whom I authorize to sell and dispose of such stock or personal property as to them may seem proper, for the discharging of my debts, legacies and funeral expenses and I do truely utterly disallow disavoke and disanull all and every other former testament, will, legacies, bequests and executors by me in any wise named willed and bequested ratifying and confirmng this and no others to be my last will and testament. In witness where of I hence here unto set my hand and seal this day and year first before written. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and delivered by me Archibald McMullen in the presence of us the subscribers, Archibald McMullen (his mark), James Kerr, John Kerr, William Goodbran.

 

Inventory of the Estate of Archibald McMullen of Antrim settlement in the County of Halifax, deceased:

 

First beginning with the real estate,

                                                                                                                P      S      D (Pounds, Shillings, Pennies)

two hundred and seventy acres with all its improvements          100         00           0

 

Second of the personal property,

one pair of large oxen value                                                              18   00   0

four cows valued at                                                                            18   10   0

one heifer valued at                                                                            2      10   0

eight sheep valued at                                                                          6      00   0

two tons English hay at pasture                                                        6      00   0

five tons meadow hay at pasture                                                     6      05   0

70 bushels oats at per bushel 18d                                                    5      05   0

250 bushels potatoes at per bushel 1/d                                           12   10   0

three beds and bedding and two bedsteads value in all               3      05   0

two potato forks                                                                                  0      03   0

rope                                                                                                        0      07   0

shovel                                                                                                    0      02   0

two ploughs                                                                                          2      05   0

half bushel pail, box and hammer                                                   0      05   0

4 axes, digging fork and hammers                                                   0      10   0

box of old iron and harrow teeth                                                      0      10 0

a jack plain and some old iron                                                         0      02   0

a gun and hat                                                                                       0      07   0

one ox chain and yoke                                                                       0      16   0

one ox cart                                                                                            3      10   0

one churn 1/3                                                                                       0      01   3

four iron pots                                                                                        0      08   0

two kettles                                                                                             0      06   0

three tubs, a plae and eitgh barrels                                                   0      07   6

ten tubs and two milk pans                                                               0      12   0

a spinning wheel                                                                                  0      05   0

an old horse cart                                                                                  0      07   6

a lot of plates earthen ware                                                               0      04   6

three brass candle sticks                                                                     0      01   6

three pints and three slop bowls                                                        0      02   0

knives, forks and spoons                                                                   0      05   0

cups saucers and tea pots                                                                  0      02   6

two chairs and two benches                                                              0      01   3

books                                                                                                     1      00   0

two tables                                                                                              0      02   6

4 table cloths, 2 rollers and one towel                                              0      16   0

two flat irons, one grid iron, one beam                                            0      04   0

one clothes brush and two sickles                                                    0      02   3

one fire crane and hooks                                                                   0      02   0

old clothes valued at                                                                           0      16   6

34 skeins of woolen yarn                                                                   1      14   0

some linen yarn 5/                                                                               0      05   0

chain of cotton yarn and filling                                                        1      07   0

 

Thomas Murphy’s note of hand                                                      2      00   0

John Murphy’s note of hand                                                            3      00   0

Pork 160 lb at 3d per lb                                                                      2      00   0

three grain bags at 2/ each                                                                 0      06   0

two hay forks                                                                                       0      03   0

one pair scissors                                                                                   0      01   0

                                                                                                            204     08   3

 

Dated 24 Nov. 1841

Nova Scotia Court of Probate and Wills

William Logan

 

Joan (McMullin) Luthy, descendent of Joseph McMullin of Antrim, Ireland and Antrim, NS, son of Archibald, wrote on Jan. 14, 1996 "In the early 1600's many families of Galloway, Scotland branch of Clan MacMillan escaped to Northern Ireland after coming out on the wrong end of an altercation with Clan Campbell - my family among them. They settled in Antrim, Ireland where Joseph was born. I gather he and other family members who emigrated with him, either were homesick or just liked the name because they settled in Antrim, NS, between Gays River and Elderbank where Joseph's original farm was located." Joan has actively searched out and recorded the dscendents of Joseph.

 

John McMullen – see page 116.

John McMullen settled in Stewiacke Valley in 1824. He had three sons, James, Samuel, and Joseph; and three daughters. This information comes from Stewiacke Centenary, 1900. I have no direct evidence to link him to Archibald, who came to Musquodoboit Valley in 1821, but a connection seems possible. They were about the same age and arrived at about the same time from the same place. Carol McRobb recalls hearing that the Archibald McMullen family was listed in the John McMullen family bible, which certainly suggests they were likely brothers. Anecdotally, descendants have also believed there to be a family connection.

 

I received an email from Merritt Mullen <mmullen@ridgrcrest.ca.us>, July 22, 1997, describing his ancestor, John McMullen (1778-1860) who emigrated with his wife Mary McGowan and older children from Antrim County to Kentucky in 1825. The children dropped the "Mc" and went by Mullen or Mullin. According to Merritt, McMullen is the spelling used in Ireland for the Scottish name MacMillan. It is likely that they were Ulster Scots who came to Ireland dring the plantations in the 1600's. John and Mary's children were George, John, Archibald, Lucy Jane, William (all b. Ireland), Mary Ann, James D. (Merritt's great-grandfather), and Merritt J. (last 3 b. in Kentucky). The interesting connections here are the origin (Antrim), the dates (b. 1778, emigrated 1825), and the commonality of names (esp. Archibald). It may be that this John and Archibald the NS progenitor were also related, although not brothers if the above John was a brother.

 

Archibald first married Rachel (Surname unkown).

 

Rachel’s name appears as mother in the 2nd marriage of son Alexander in the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (NSHVS).

 

If Archibald was married when he arrived in Nova Scotia, as claimed on his petition for land, and remarried again in Musquodoboit in 1825, then Rachel must have died between 1821 and 1825 in Nova Scotia.

 

They had the following children:

              2                i.             James McMullin (1799-22 Jul 1882)

              3               ii.             William (1806-18 Jul 1865)

              4              iii.             Alexander McMullin (1808-26 Jun 1893)

              5              iv.             Joseph McMullin (1809-16 Apr 1882)

              6               v.             Hugh (17 Aug 1812-7 Feb 1897)

 

On 8 Feb 1825 when Archibald was 45, he second married Mary Thompson in By Rev. Blackwood.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Mary.

                                                Mary is referred to as Archibald’s “much beloved daughter” in his will. No further information known. She may have been a daughter of his first wife Rachel, although in his land grant he stated he had arrived (1821) with a wife and five sons, no mention of daughters. If he remarried in 1825, Mary could have been born of Rachel between 1821 and her death, or she could have been a daughter from the second marriage.

 

 


 

Second Generation

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Family of Archibald McMullen (1) & Rachel

 

 

2. James McMullin (Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1799 in Ireland. James died in Wyse Corner, Nova Scotia, on 22 Jul 1882; he was 83. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit, NS.

 

James McMullin (sic) is found in both the 1871 and 1881 census of Wyse Corner (dwelling 23, 1871, 66, 1881), as widower, age 70 (1871), 82 (1881), born Ireland, Religion Church of Scotland (1871), Presbyterian (1881), Scotch origin (1871), Irish origin (1881), occupation farmer. He was living with Rachel McMullin, age 22 (1871), 32 (1881), born NS, and Hiram McMullin, born NS, age 12 (1881 only). T.C. McMullen, son of Joseph, had a son Hiram b. 1870. They were very near in proximity to Daniel and Rachel (McMullin) McDougall (dwelling 20, 1871, dwelling 69, 1881), who was the daughter of Alexander, a brother of James.

 

James is also in the 1838 census of Lower Musquodoboit and the 1851 census of Gays River.

 

According to Carol McRobb (1990) from census data, James and Eliz. had 10 children, 4 male and 6 female, and she names James, William (md. Fanny Densmore), John (md. Mary Anne McDougall), Elizabeth and Rachel, so there is 1 more male and 4 more females unaccounted for. See notes under brother Alexander - Mary Lively (b. 1828) and Ann Lively (b. 1837) may have been daughters of James, rather than Alexander.

 

From Robert Kim Stevens <stevens@dns.supernet.com.mx>, 10 June, 1997, a James McMullen, b. ca 1800, m. Mary McFarlane and lived at Elderbank. Not sure if this piece of information fits.

 

James married Elizabeth Murphy. Born in 1800. Elizabeth died on 19 Nov 1855; she was 55.

 

Surname from Death Certificate of daughter Rachel (NSHVS).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             James

                                                James McMullen, New Antrim, m. Agnes Brown, Musquodoboit, 18 Aug. 1862 (PW). Certificate in NSHVS, married by Rev. John Sprott. No parents named.

 

              7               ii.             William (16 Apr 1829-12 Apr 1881)

              8              iii.             John (18 Feb 1836-26 Dec 1914)

              9              iv.             Elisabeth (23 Aug 1843-)

                               v.             Rachel (23 Sep 1847-6 Oct 1926) Born on 23 Sep 1847 in Musquodoboit, NS. Rachel died in Nine Mile River, Hants Co., NS, on 6 Oct 1926; she was 79.

                                                NS Historical Vital Statistics - 17 May 1904, Kennetcook, William John McIntosh, s/o Duncan and Isabella, 51, farmer, widower, md. Rachel McMullin, 56, Single, of West Gore, b. Musquodoboit, d/o James and Elizabeth. Her parents would have been old when she was born, based on these dates. Possibly the daughter of James, of James?.

 

                                                Death certificate Rachael MacIntosh, Nine Mile River, b. Sept 23, 1847 in Nova Scotia, d. Oct. 6 1926, Nine Mile River (length of residence at place of death 45 years), d/o James William McMullin and Elizabeth Murphy, informant was Sarah McDougall, niece, Nine Mile River, burial in Nine Mile River.

 

                                                On 17 May 1904 when Rachel was 56, she married William John McIntosh in Kennetcook, NS.

 

3. William McMullen (Archibald1). Born in 1806. William died in Gays River, NS, on 18 Jul 1865; he was 59. Buried in Gays River, NS.

 

William McMullen (sic) is buried in Gays River, on the other side of the lane from the plot containing Rachel McDougall, Archibald McMullin, Mary Lively and William McMullan. William is buried beside his wife Catherine, and children Margaret and William.

 

William is found in the 1851 and 1861 census of Gays River. From census data, William had six female and three male children. Carol McRobb (1990) names Sadie, Mary Ann, Archibald, Catherine, John, Margaret, Rachel and Janet.

 

A widow Catherine McMullin (sic), age 65 is found in the 1871 census (dwelling 41) for Gays River, District 197, East Halifax County, living with John McMullin, age 30, and Jennet McMullin, age 19. They are close to William and Frances McMullin (dwelling 31).

 

William married Katherine McPhee, daughter of Donald McPhee & Catherine. Born in 1807. Katherine died on 26 May 1890; she was 83. Buried in Gays River, NS.

 

The surname of McPhee and parents names comes from Carol McRobb’s (1990) report.

 

Rev. Blackwood notes that a William McMillan of Musquodoboit married a Catherine McPhee of Nine Mile River on Mar 4, 1823. The only Catherine McPhee, born in 1807, that seems to fit the Hants Co. McPhee’s is the daughter of William McPhee (Black Bill) and Janet MacMIllan; she appears as being single and living with relatives, Jannet, and Howard, Arnold etc. McPhee, in the 1881 census for Lower Stewiacke (note from Linda McPhee).

 

Note from Sandra Cook: “I would guess that that date should read Mar 04, 1832. Making William a age of 26 when married a more reasonable age than 17. Also Catherine a age of 25 rather than 16. Although it is highly possible they were 17 and 16. Also Census records from 1838 Lower Musquodoboit. William had 3 girls under 6 and 1 boy under 6. Meaning 4 children would have been born between 1832 and 1838. No other children listed ie under or over 14. I am guessing that its unlikely they would have been married 9 yrs and had no children. Therefore I am assuming Archibald was his first child born in 1832. Janet was the last born 1852 making Catherine 45 when she had her last child.”

 

She is found in the 1881 census of Gay’s River with daughter Catherine Nelson.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Sadie

                                                Sadie married Mr. Mooney.

           10               ii.             Mary Ann (1836-19 Feb 1873)

           11              iii.             Archibald McMullin (16 Feb 1833-11 Mar 1917)

           12              iv.             Rachel (16 Feb 1839-31 Mar 1918)

                               v.             John McMullin (1840-) Born in 1840.

                                                John is found in the 1871 census for Gays River District 197, East Halifax Co. as single, age 30, living with widow Catherine, age 65, and Jennet, age 19.

 

                              vi.             William (Died as Child) (1841-15 May 1858) Born in 1841. William died on 15 May 1858; he was 17. Buried in Gays River, NS.

           13             vii.             Catherine (1844-1928)

                            viii.             Margaret (Died as Child) (1847-11 Sep 1858) Born in 1847. Margaret died on 11 Sep 1858; she was 11. Buried in Gays River, NS.

           14              ix.             Jennet “Janet” McMullin (14 Apr 1852-28 Sep 1916)

 

4. Alexander McMullin (Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1808 in Antrim, Ireland. Alexander died in Guysborough Road, NS, on 26 Jun 1893; he was 85. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Midle Musquodoboit. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1868, Antrim.

 

Mr. McMullin was still living at the time of his granddaughter Martha McDougall's wedding to Miles Dickey Goff (Sept. 18, 1888) and his wedding gift to her, inscribed with his signature (“Grandfather A. McMullin”), was a "History of the Bible", which is now in the possession of Douglas Goff.

 

Given his signature, we follow the spelling of McMullin for Rachel. Archibald and other siblings of Alexander seemed to use McMullen more frequently, but both forms can be found completely interchanged within a family. Perhaps they were not very particular. However, no use of "MacMullen/ MacMullin" has been found.

 

The marriage of Alexander McMullin to Sarah Scott is available from the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics. Alexander McMullin, 57, widower, b. Ireland, farmer, s/o Archibald, farmer, and Rachel, md Sarah Scott, 49, single, d/o William and Annie Scott. It looks like the witness is “Thos. Wilkins G. McMullin.” - if information on him see Alexander’s brother Hugh McMullen.

 

According to the 1851 census, Alexander had 2 sons and 7 daughters.

 

The death of Alexander McMullen (sic) of Guysborough Road was recorded in the Truro Daily News 26 June 1893. No obituary. Rachel (McMullin) McDougall lived at Guysborough Road at that time, and as her father would have been 85 at the time of his death, it may be reasonable that he resided with her. In the 1891 census (Meaghers Grant), Alexander McMullin, 84, b. Ireland, Methodist, is living with Daniel and Rachel McDougall. Alexander McMullin, widower, farmer, b. Ireland, age 70, is in the 1881 census for Middle Musquodoboit, living alone. 1871 Census-William Scott age 77 listed as widowed, living with him are Alexander McMullin age 62 and Sarah (Scott) McMullin age 49-William’s daughter. Ann Scott, William’s wife, would have passed away shortly before census taken in 1871. 

 

Rachel (McMullin) McDougall, Alexander’s daughter, had 3 sisters living at the time of her death (1915) as recorded from her obituary: Mrs. William (Margaret) MacLean of Elderbank, d. 1919, Mrs. James (Martha) MacKenzie of Moncton, d.1916, and Mrs. Samuel (Catherine) Moore, d.1916. Ann (McMullin) Lively died in 1917, so she may not have been a sister.  Rachel is buried at Gays River beside Archibald McMullin, William McMullin, and Mary (McMullin) Lively. Based on the 1871 and 1881 census, Archibald, William and Mary all lived in Gays River close to each other, and close (in 1871) to John McMullin. However, Archibald (s/o William), William (s/o James), and John (s/o Joseph) would all be cousins, not brothers. Nevertheless, Mary (McMullin) LIvely may have been an older sister.

 

Recorded in the Truro Daily News is the marriage, 3 Nov. 1863, of Samuel Moore of Gays River to Catherine, 4th daughter of Mr. Alexander McMullin (sic) of the same place. A descendent of Samuel and Catherine, Sam Moore, Rocky Mountain House, AB, who is also a descendent of Rachel and Daniel McDougall, confirmed from family knowledge that Catherine and Rachel were sisters.

 

Recorded in the Presbyterian Witness, 7 August 1880, is the death of Mrs. Alexander McMullin (sic) at Middle Musquodoboit on the 27th of July, 1880, aged 58 years, of consumption. This was probably Alexander’s second wife, Sarah Scott, but birth year of 1822 does not match her age at marriage (birth year of 1810). Another Alexander is not obvious.

 

There is some fact, some circumstantial evidence, and some speculation, in piecing the children of Alexander together. Carol McRobb (1990) named Hugh as a son. She also had as a son: John (b. 1843) md. to Elizabeth (b. 1841) with children Sarah (b. 1871), Amelia (b. 1872) and Annie (b. 1874). In the 1881 Truro Census: John MCMILLAN, Rev, Scottish, 38, b. Nova Scotia, Clergyman , C. Presbyterian, Elisabeth MCMILLAN, English, 39, b. Nova Scotia, Sarah S. 11, Amelia M., 9, Annie W., 7. They were in the 1871 census of Little River: John McMillan, clergyman, ae 28, wife Elizabeth, 30, Sarah, 1. Marriage 28 July 1868, Halifax, John McMillan, 26, Clergyman, res. Musquodoboit, b. Pictou, s/o Duncan and Mary McMillan, farmer, Elizabeth Wiswell, 26, b. Halifax, d/o Charles and Sarah Wiswell, merchant. Thus this Rev. McMillan was not from the McMullen family. So one of the sons is unknown.

 

Mary Lively may be a daughter, given her burial proximity to Rachel, but as she is older than Rachel, she doesn’t fit in couting to get to Catherine as 4th daughter. Ann Lively may be a daughter, she was a McMullen and married a brother of Mary’s husband, but she doesn’t fit based on Rachel’s living sisters in her obituary and couting to make Catherine the 4th daughter. Jane McDougall is probably a daughter. She and James McDougall were married in New Antrim on the same day as Rachel McMullin and Daniel McDougall (James’ brother), but lived in Cheverie. Isabel (McDougall) Prescott’s reference in a letter to her mother Rachel to Sadie and Minerva, daughters of Jane, would suggest they were cousins, rather than second cousins. Jane had a sister unmarried in 1900, as taken from a diary of Charles Harris Burgess of Cheverie, who referred to Miss McMullen, sister of Jane McDougall’s. She has not been identified. Martha and Margaret were certainly sisters of Rachel. Catherine was listed as the 4th daughter. So then the order must be Rachel, Jane, Martha, Catherine, Margaret, and the unmarried (in 1900) sister. That excludes Mary and Ann as sisters, but leaves room for one more younger unnamed sister to make the seven. Mary and Ann could have been daughters of James McMullen’s (Alexander’s brother), as he had six daughters of whom I have only identified two. I can find no record to verify their parents.

 

Alexander first married Martha. Born in 1807. Martha died on 19 Dec 1865; she was 58.

 

Martha’s name appears in the marriage of daughter Margaret in the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics.

 

They had the following children:

           15                i.             Mary (1828-28 Jun 1896)

           16               ii.             Rachel (1 Jan 1833-26 Mar 1915)

           17              iii.             Jane (1834-10 Mar 1900)

           18              iv.             Ann (19 Mar 1837-10 Aug 1917)

                               v.             Hugh (1838-3 Jun 1862) Born in 1838. Hugh died on 3 Jun 1862; he was 24. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Midle Musquodoboit.

           19              vi.             Martha (28 Oct 1840-24 Feb 1916)

           20             vii.             Catherine (1846-2 Mar 1916)

           21            viii.             Margaret Elizabeth (6 Aug 1848-18 Jan 1919)

 

On 17 Nov 1869 when Alexander was 61, he second married Sarah Scott, daughter of William Tackles Scott (4 Dec 1795-4 May 1871) & Annie O’Brien (1798-31 May 1871), in Little River, NS. Born in 1823 in Murchyville, NS. Sarah died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 27 Jul 1880; she was 57.

 

Sarah is mentioned as the daughter of William and Annie (O’Brien) Scott and married to Alexander McMullen in “The Mary Lovering Holman Book- The Scott Genealogy”, 1919 (Sandra Scott, April 29, 2002). Sarah and Alexander were married Nov. 17, 1869 (Halifax Co. marriages). Recorded in the Presbyterian Witness, 7 August 1880, is the death of Mrs. Alexander McMullin (sic) at Middle Musquodoboit on the 27th of July, 1880, aged 58 years, of consumption.  She is buried at Elderbank. Her grave stone reads Wife of Alexander McMullen July 27, 1880 died age 52. She is buried between her father, William Scott and Ann O'Brien, and brother, Rachel McMullen and James Scott.  Alexander must have been buried with his first wife.

 

Her age at marriage suggested a birth date of 1810 (records of Carol McRobb), but that cannot be correct based on ages of her parents. The birth date of 1822 seems more logical. Another birthdate may be 1828 if she was 52 when she died.

 

5. Joseph McMullin (Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1809 in Antrim, Ireland. Joseph died in Elderbank, Nova Scotia, on 16 Apr 1882; he was 73. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Little River, 1868.

 

Joseph was the earliest ancestor provided to me in a letter from Mrs. Joan McMullin Luthy. 277 Elliot St., Newton, MA 02164, Jan. 14, 1996. She wrote: "In the early 1600's many families of Galloway, Scotland branch of Clan MacMillan escaped to Northern Ireland after coming out on the wrong end of an altercation with Clan Campbell - my family among them. They settled in Antrim, Ireland where Joseph was born. I gather he and other family members who emigrated with him, either were homesick or just liked the name, because . . there is a patch of land called Antrim somewhere between Gays River and Elderbank where Joseph's original farm was located." She also sent a picture of Joseph and Margaret in Elderbank on their 50th anniversary with sons Thomas Charles, Wilfred Burton, and Alexander, and daughter-in-law Lavinia (Balcom) McMullin. Mrs. Luthy also stated that Joseph had a brother Alexander.

 

The 1871 census for Middle Musquodoboit district 197 lists Joseph McMullin (age 62, b. Ireland, occ. farmer), wife Margaret (age 64, born NS) and son William (age 24, born NS, occ. farmer, single). The 1881 census for Middle Musquodoboit lists Joseph McMullin (age 71, b. Ireland, rel. Presb.), and wife Margaret (age 74), living beside Joseph McMullin (age 34, b. NS, rel. Presb., origin Irish, occ. farmer), wife Elizabeth (age 28), and children Ann, age 11, Freeman, age 6, and Maggie, age 2.

 

Joseph and Margaret are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit, and the stone reads "McMullen". Beside is a stone for Maggie Jane, the daughter of William J. and Elizabeth McMullen (sic). Also nearby is a stone that reads "MacMullen (sic), Esson F., 1875-1904, dau. Edna Rachel 1902-1904".

 

Joseph married Margaret McCallum, daughter of Thomas McCollum (20 Apr 1778-Apr 1859) & Janet Logan (19 Mar 1776-Dec 1864). Born in Apr 1807 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Margaret died on 3 Oct 1887; she was 80. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit.

 

They had the following children:

           22                i.             Thomas Charles (20 Aug 1837-28 Apr 1917)

           23               ii.             John (2 Dec 1838-30 Dec 1916)

           24              iii.             Alexander (31 Dec 1840-18 Dec 1916)

                              iv.             Wilfred Burton

           25               v.             Margaret Ann (28 Feb 1843-22 Mar 1932)

           26              vi.             William Joseph (11 Sep 1846-15 Jan 1921)

 

6. Hugh McMullen (Archibald1). Born on 17 Aug 1812 in Antrim, Ireland. Hugh died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 7 Feb 1897; he was 84. Occupation: Farmer, Miner, Restauranteur/Saloon Keeper. Residence: Musquodoboit, Truro (1857).

 

From a document at the Colchester Historical Society archives (anonymous, undated) comes the following: "Hugh McMullen came to Nova Scotia at the age of nine years. he was the son of Archibald McMullen of Antrim, Ireland, where he was born Aug. 17, 1812. He died in Truro on Feb. 7, 1897."

 

The family of Hugh and Rebekah is taken from the same document.

 

1881 census for Truro, Hugh 68 (b. Ireland), Rebecca 58 (b. England), John 24 (painter), Sarah 22, Martha 16

 

Their headstone at Robie St., Truro, reads:

"Hugh McMullen 1812 Antrim Ireland 1897 Truro

Wife

Rebekah Gotabed 1822 England 1889 Truro".

 

In 1838 when Hugh was 25, he married Rebekah Brown Gotabed. Born in May 1822 in Ely, England. Rebekah Brown died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 5 Aug 1889; she was 67. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

 

From a document at the Colchester Historical Society archives (anonymous, undated), comes the following:" Thomas Gotabed came to Halifax on the brig, "Flora", in 1832. With him were his wife and family including his eldest daughter, Rebekah, by a former marriage. His ventures in Halifax were not too successful, and he later bought a farm in Musquodoboit. Their farm was located on the Old Guysborough Road, just past Dollar Lake. He died in 1839 at age 42 as a result of a fall from his horse. His wife and her daughters returned to England. Rebekah remained in Nova Scotia and later married Hugh McMullen."

 

Another attached document listing births and deaths of the family of Hugh and Rebekah (which appears as though perhaps it was transcribed from a bible?) lists Thomas Gotobed, died Oct 28 1839, aged 42, and Sarah Gotobed, died Oct. 1846. Was Sarah the step-mother of Rebekah?

 

Noreen Gray and Annie Smith also mention in their book a William Gotobed who settled on the Guysborough Road in 1816 (p. 38) and was still living in 1861 (p. 51). He is buried on his farm.

 

__________________

 

From Debbie Sutherland (wejosu@gmail.com, 2009),

 

I believe my gggrandfather was a brother or half-brother to Rebekah.  My gggrandfather was Thomas Wilks, or at least that is the name we know him by. He came to Halifax in 1832 on the brig Flora.  At that time he was about 15 years old.  By 1837 he was living in Gays River and teaching school.  He eventually married Isabella Grant and bought a farm at Wyse's Corner.  His third son, William, developed polio as a child and went to live with "his sister" Rebekah, her husband, Hugh and their family for a few years.  I have some old letters from Ann Gotobed in Ely which mentions this.  I also remeber my grandmother telling me that her father spent quite a few years living with Aunt Rebekah and Uncle Hugh when he was growing up.

 

My grandmother was a Wilks, born and raised in Meagher's Grant.  She eventually married Claude Morash from Peggy's Cove and settled in Elderbank where they lived until their deaths.

 

Unfortunately the house my gggrandfather owned was destroyed by fire in the early 1970's and very little was saved.  I do have some old letters from Ely, England.  One mentions that Rebekah married Hugh against the wishes of her mother.  Apparently her mother did not like the idea that Hugh was Irish.  She thought he would turn out to be "good for nothing".  Because he was Irish she also thought he was Catholic which was even worse than being Irish.  Thomas wrote in one of his letters that mother had no need to be prejudiced against him because even though he was born in Ireland his grandparents were Scottish and also that he was Protestant not Catholic.

 

It would appear that when Thomas Gotobed died, both Thomas Jr and Hugh offered to help settle his estate at no cost to Sarah but she would have nothing to do with this.  A quarrel took place and she left for England with her daughters, minus Rebekah.  Another letter mentions the fact she still did not have the estate settled and it was costing her alot of money. Apparently she pestered the solicitors so bad they wouldn't do business with her.

 

My ggg-grandfather had a falling out with his mother after his father died on their farm on the Old Guysborough Road and changed his name to Wilks.  He was known locally as "Gotobed Wilks" and we always thought this was some sort of nickname.  He was a teacher in Gays River then bought property in Meaghers Grant.  He travelled around the area - Meaghers Grant, Antrim, Lake Egmont - until a school was built in Meaghers Grant.

_____________________

 

From: FH Claus <fhclaus@hotmail.com>

Date: December 28, 2008

To: <dgoff@uoguelph.ca>

Subject: RE: Gotobed

 

Dear Doug

 

My great great grandmother was Jane Gotobed. She was a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Gotobed. Last week I linked up with someone who is a direct decendant of Mary Gotobed, also a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Gotobed. This is why my interest has been reawakened!

 

I have the Parish Registers of Ely, Cambridgeshire on microfiche in my possession. From this I have deduced the following:

Thomas Gotobed, c. 31 Aug 1797 son of Charles and Mary

married Mary Brown (c. 14 Dec 1794 daughter of John and Mary) on 10 May 1818

They had two children:

Rebecca Gotobed (c. 29 Aug 1818, buried 28 June 1820)

Rebecca Brown Gotobed (c 16 April 1821 - I think this is 'your' Rebekah)

 

Mary died and was buried 20 Nov 1824, aged 30

 

Thomas Gotobed (wid.) married Sarah Wilks (sp. daughter of James and Ann c. 22 July 1792) on 17 Oct 1828

They had two children:

Sarah Gotobed c. 31 Dec 1829

Mary Gotobed c. 30 March 1831 (also known as Mary Wilks Gotobed from census data)

 

No other references to the family are in the Ely records, except there is a reference to a Sarah Gotobed buried 26 Feb 1858 'of Back Hill' aged 65 which I am guessing is the Sarah Wilks above.

 

The UK 1851 census for Ely has Sarah Gotobed and two daughters: Mary and Jane. Sarah Gotobed is an annuitant at this point, so must have had some income from Thomas' estate. There are no references to Sarah Senior in 1861 census (see above).

 

My Jane was born in Canada about 1833. She lists Thomas Gotobed (deceased) as her father on her marriage certificate. She also gives her place of birth on the census records as 'Halifax, North America/Canada). She married William Henry Pocock in 1868 and lived the rest of her life in Devizes, Wiltshire. She gave one of her daughters 'Wilks' as a middle name. There is nothing in our family that connects us to Canada - no letters, photos, memorabilia - this could be explainable if mother Sarah had left in a tantrum!

 

Mary Wilks Gotobed married Jonas Strong in 1861 (waiting for the marriage certificate to confirm the father's name) and also lived the rest of her life in Devizes, Wiltshire. Her family were not aware of a Canadian connection either.

 

Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah, is nowhere to be found in UK 1851 census. I wonder whether she is the Sarah Gotobed who dies in Nova Scotia in 1846?

 

Re the Canadian references to Thomas Gotobed born 1817 who changed his name to Wilks after Thomas Gotobed Senior's death... I cannot find him anywhere in the Ely births records. Looking at the records above I am suspecting that he was perhaps Sarah Wilks illegitimate son (she was old enough to have a son born in 1817) who used the Gotobed name when his mother married. This would explain why he would change his name 'back'. He could just about be the (illegitimate) son of Thomas Gotobed Senior...

 

I cannot find any reference to an 'Ann Gotobed' that was his sister to whom he wrote letters. Certainly she is not christened in Ely. 'Your' Rebekah would have been a step-sister if my facts above are right. Strange though that the Wilks/Gotobed connection is there? I think I will contact Debbie to see whther she can give me any more detail from those letters. If there is a marriage reference for Thomas Wilks/Gotobed, maybe that will make his parentage clearer.

 

Regards,

Helen

 

They had the following children:

           27                i.             Rachel (18 Feb 1842-7 Aug 1923)

           28               ii.             Thomas Gotobed (7 Jan 1844-7 Oct 1925)

           29              iii.             Archibald Gotobed (8 Aug 1845-12 Sep 1912)

           30              iv.             Mary Jane (18 Apr 1847-8 Aug 1930)

           31               v.             Alexander Joseph (18 Dec 1848-24 Apr 1933)

           32              vi.             Rebekah (10 Nov 1850-19 Jun 1909)

                             vii.             Harriet (Died as Infant) (15 Oct 1852-10 Nov 1853) Born on 15 Oct 1852. Harriet died on 10 Nov 1853; she was 1.

           33            viii.             Harriet (21 Aug 1854-26 Dec 1940)

                              ix.             Hugh John (14 Jun 1856-) Born on 14 Jun 1856. Residence: USA.

           34               x.             Sarah (30 May 1859-23 Jun 1953)

                              xi.             Baby (Died as Infant) (25 Sep 1861-30 Sep 1861) Born on 25 Sep 1861. Baby died on 30 Sep 1861; he was <1.

           35             xii.             Martha Ann (Mimmie) (1 Jul 1865-6 Jun 1943)

 


 

Third Generation

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Family of James McMullin (2) & Elizabeth Murphy

 

 

7. William McMullin (James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 16 Apr 1829. William died in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 12 Apr 1881; he was 51. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1868, Antrim.

 

William McMullin (sic) is listed in the 1871 (dwelling 31) and 1881 (dwelling 79) census and is close in the census (thus neighbours?) to Archibald McMullin (sic), Mary Lively, and, in 1871, John McMullin (sic).

 

1881 census - William, Fannie, Samuel, Rebecca, Martha, Elizabeth

 

William McMullan (sic) is buried in Gays River beside Rachel McDougall, Archibald McMullin (sic) and Mary Lively. William's stone reads d. Apr. 12, 1881, age 52, his wife Frances E. d. Jul. 13, 1881, age 53, their children Elizabeth Mar. 11, 1868 age 12, William, Aug. 22, 1864, age 1 year 6 months.

 

William’s will was registered Dec. 22, 1881 (Info. from great granddaughter June Killen (june.killen@ns.sympatico.ca), Oct., 2010.

 

On 29 Jun 1859 when William was 30, he married Frances (Fannie) E. Densmore. Born on 10 Nov 1827. Frances (Fannie) E. died on 13 Jul 1881; she was 53.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Elizabeth (Died as Child) (1856-11 Mar 1868) Born in 1856. Elizabeth died on 11 Mar 1868; she was 12. Buried in Gays River, NS.

           36               ii.             Samuel (15 Jun 1861-1942)

                              iii.             William (Died as Infant) (Feb 1863-22 Aug 1864) Born in Feb 1863. William died on 22 Aug 1864; he was 1. Buried in Gays River, NS.

                              iv.             Rebecca (Ruby) (31 May 1865-) Born on 31 May 1865. No further information.

                               v.             Martha (Mattie) (1866-) Born in 1866 in Musquodoboit, NS.

                                                Marriage from NS Historical Vital Statistics

 

                                                On 21 Feb 1889 when Martha (Mattie) was 23, she married William Isenor in Dartmouth, NS. Born in 1861.

                              vi.             Elizabeth (22 Nov 1869-) Born on 22 Nov 1869. No further information.

 

8. John McMullin (James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 18 Feb 1836 in Gays River, NS. John died in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia, on 26 Dec 1914; he was 78. Buried in St Pauls United Church, Antrim, NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1868, Meaghers Grant, 1890, 1896, Wyse Corner.

 

John and Mary Ann McMullin (sic), both age 34, are in the 1871 census for Wyse Corner, with children Mary, 7, Elizabeth, 6, Daniel, 3, and Margaret, 2. John and Margaret A. McMullin (sic) are in the 1881 census for Wyse Corner, both age 45, with children Margaret J., 17, Elizabeth A., 15, Daniel, 13, Margaret, 11, James, 9, Marilla, 5, and George H., 3. In the 1891 census, John, ae 55, Presbyterian, Irish, farmer, Mary Ann, ae 55, Presbyterian, Scotch, with son Daniel, ae 24.

 

John and Mary Ann McMullen (sic) are buried in Antrim.

 

The Truro Daily News reported the death of Mr. John McMullen (sic), Dec. 26, 1914, age 79, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Whalley, Elderbank. Also registered in NSHVS, no parents named.

 

1911 census, Meaghers Grant. Curious, they are beside a Murphy family - Alexander, head, b. 1870, Blanch, wife, b. 1894, James, father, b. 1834, Ruby, mother, b. 1837.

 

Note: death certificate of Daniel McMullen, Trenton, states parents John McMullin, b. Meaghers Grant, and Mary Ann McDougall, b. Cheverie.

 

On 22 Jul 1862 when John was 26, he married Mary Ann McDougall, daughter of Alexander McDougall (11 Nov 1793-bef 1861) & Jane Murphy (1800-aft 1871), in Kempt Presbyterian Church, NS. Born on 20 May 1836 in Cheverie/Kempt, Hants Co., NS. Mary Ann died in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia, on 14 Sep 1912; she was 76. Buried in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

 

McDougall, Mary Ann, Kempt, m. John McMillan (sic) Gays River, 22 July 1862. (PW)

 

NB: John McMillan, clergyman, ae 28, in the 1871 census of Little River, wife Elizabeth, 30, Sarah, 1. This Rev. John McMillan is not to be confused with John McMullen.

 

From the Kempt Presbyterian Church Records, July 22, 1862, John McMullen (sic) Gays River, Halifax Co., m. Mary Ann McDougald (sic), Cheverie, Hants, witnesses William McNeil, Alex McNeil. ** - Mary Ann’s mother was Jane Murphy, and Ann Murphy, probably Jane’s sister, m. Alexander McNeil (d. 1866), and had a William, b. 1831, Cheverie, so her witnesses were likely her Uncle and first cousin.

 

On the 1871 census Jane McDougall was living with the family, she was born in Ireland and was age 71 (born 1800).

 

Deaths, Lower Musquodoboit Presbyterian, McMullen, Mrs. John (Mary Ann), b. Cheverie, Hants, May 20, 1836, d. Sept. 14, 1912, cancer. D. Stiles Fraser, minister.

 

They had the following children:

           37                i.             Mary Jane (7 May 1863-20 Jul 1932)

                               ii.             Elizabeth (1865-) Born in 1865.

           38              iii.             Daniel (17 Jan 1867-5 May 1938)

                              iv.             Margaret (13 Apr 1870-) Born on 13 Apr 1870 in Meaghers Grant, NS.

                                                McMullin, Margaret, Meaghers Grant, m. 22 Oct. 1888 James Cribble, Petpeswick, Hfx. Co., NS (PW).

 

                                                Marriage from NS Historical Vital Statistics, James, 30, bachelor, miner, b. Petpeswick, Margaret, 19, b. Meaghers Grant, d/o John and Mary Ann.

 

                                                Marriage from NS Historical Vital Statistics, Thomas, 32, bachelor, farmer, b. Meaghers Grant, Maggie Cribbie, 29, widow, b. Meaghers Grant, d/o John and Mary Ann. Daniel McMullin, witness.

 

                                                On 22 Oct 1888 when Margaret was 18, she first married James Cribbie in Little River, NS.

                                                On 6 Jul 1898 when Margaret was 28, she second married Thomas Murphy in Meaghers Grant, NS. Born on 4 Feb 1867.

 

                                                1901 and 1911 census, Thomas and Maggie, Meaghers Grant, no children listed.

                               v.             James (Died as Child) (1872-14 Dec 1887) Born in 1872 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. James died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 14 Dec 1887; he was 15.

                              vi.             Marilla (Died as Child) (1876-25 Nov 1887) Born in 1876 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Marilla died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 25 Nov 1887; she was 11.

                             vii.             George H. (Died as Child) (1878-4 Dec 1887) Born in 1878 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. George H. died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 4 Dec 1887; he was 9.

 

9. Elisabeth McMullin (James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 23 Aug 1843 in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

McMullin, Elizabeth, New Antrim, m. 27 Mar 1866, Slayter McDonald of East Gore (PW).

 

27 Mar 1866 New Antrim, Slayter McDonald, 23, res. East Gore, b. Kennetcook, s/o Bruce and Driscilla McDonald, md. Elizabeth McMillan (sic), 22, res. new Antrim, b. New Antrim, d/o Jas. and Elis., witnesses George Cole, Jas. McMullan (sic), Rev. John McMillan (sic) (NSHVS). Note: her parents would have been old when she was born based on dates. Possibly the daughter of James, of James?

 

1871 census Nine Mile River (index only)

 

Birth registry, 1872, Slater MacDonald, s/o Slater McDonald, Gore, and Elizabeth McMullin (md. New Antrim)

 

1881 census Gore, Elizabeth McDonald, Widow, 38, Hiram 12, Bessie 11, William 10, Slayter 4, Hugh Grant 76.

 

Elizabeth McMullen of Musquodoboit m. after 1880 James McPhee of West Gore, as his second wife, and had children Clarence, b. 1885, Murray, b. 1887, and Chester, b. 1890 (Duncanson, J.V., Rawdon and Douglas).

 

Marriage registry, NSHVS, April 12, 1884, West Gore, William J. McPhee, 51, widower, res. West Gore, b. Rawdon, s/o Wm. and Drucilla, Elizabeth McDonald, 41, widow, res. East Gore, b. Gays River, d/o James and Elizabeth; Rachel McMullin, witness.

 

1901 census Gore, Elizabeth McPhee, head, widowed, b. Aug 23, 1843, Slater (McPhee), son, b. Jun 5, 1875, Clarence McPhee, son, b. Jun 7, 1885, Murray J. McPhee, son, b. Apr. 23, 1887, Chester G. McPhee, son, b. Oct. 27, 1890.

 

On 27 Mar 1866 when Elisabeth was 22, she first married Slayter McDonald. Born in 1843. Slayter died in Gore, Douglas, Hants Co., NS, on 15 Feb 1876; he was 33.

 

Death certificate, Slater McDonald, West Gore, married, s/o Bruce and Margaret McDonald.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Hiram (1869-) Born in 1869.

                               ii.             Bessie (1870-) Born in 1870.

                              iii.             William (1871-) Born in 1871.

                              iv.             Slater (5 Jun 1875-) Born on 5 Jun 1875.

 

On 12 Apr 1884 when Elisabeth was 40, she second married William “James” McPhee, son of William McPhee (11 Jul 1806-16 Jan 1851) & Drucilla Sanford (20 Jun 1807-15 Oct 1850). Born in 1833 in Rawdon, Hants Co., NS. William “James” died in West Gore, Hants Co., NS, on 16 Mar 1901; he was 68.

 

Children from Duncanson, Rawdon and Douglas

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Clarence Edward MacPhee (7 Jun 1885-24 Apr 1962) Born on 7 Jun 1885 in Gore, Douglas, Hants Co., NS. Clarence Edward died on 24 Apr 1962; he was 76.

                                                Clarence Edward married Jessie Olive Custance, daughter of John “Walter” Custance (26 Oct 1858-27 Feb 1936) & Minnie Wallace (5 Mar 1863-). Born on 22 Sep 1888.

                               ii.             Murray J. (23 Apr 1887-15 Mar 1979) Born on 23 Apr 1887 in West Gore, Hants Co., NS. Murray J. died in Calgary, AB, on 15 Mar 1979; he was 91.

                                                On 25 Oct 1925 when Murray J. was 38, he married Mabel Leone Custance, daughter of John “Walter” Custance (26 Oct 1858-27 Feb 1936) & Minnie Wallace (5 Mar 1863-), in Lexington, MA. Born on 5 May 1899.

                              iii.             Chester G. (27 Oct 1890-) Born on 27 Oct 1890 in Gore, Douglas, Hants Co., NS.

 

 

Family of William McMullen (3) & Katherine McPhee

 

 

10. Mary Ann McMullen (William2, Archibald1). Born in 1836 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Mary Ann died in Antrim, Hfx. Co., NS, on 19 Feb 1873; she was 37. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

Died from complications of childbirth.

 

On 13 May 1854 when Mary Ann was 18, she married Keys McMichael. Born in 1826. Keys died on 1 Sep 1880; he was 54. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

Son of John McMichael (1780-22 Jun 1867) and Jean Kerr.

 

On the Stone in Gays River with Keys, Mary and Mary E., there is also a Sarah E. McMichael, died Oct 9, 1867.

 

Son James, b. 1857, was found in NSHVS.

1881 census Gays Rver (note: both parents would have been dead): James 24, Maggie 18, Alfred 18, John 12, Annie 10.

 

They had the following children:

           39                i.             James (30 Jan 1857-27 Aug 1933)

           40               ii.             Margaret (Maggie) (26 Jun 1859-)

                              iii.             Alfred (1863-) Born in 1863.

                              iv.             Sarah E. (Died as Child) (-9 Oct 1867) Sarah E. died on 9 Oct 1867. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

           41               v.             William “John” (4 Mar 1869-)

                              vi.             Annie (1871-) Born in 1871.

                             vii.             Mary “Ellen” (Died as Infant) (13 Feb 1873-6 Mar 1873) Born on 13 Feb 1873 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Mary “Ellen” died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 6 Mar 1873; she was <1. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

                                                The name of Ellen is listed in the registry of deaths, NSHVS.

 

 

11. Archibald McMullin (William McMullen2, Archibald1). Born on 16 Feb 1833 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Archibald died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 11 Mar 1917; he was 84. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Antrim, 1868, 1890, 1896. Residence: Gays River.

 

Archibald McMullin (sic) and Mary are listed in the 1871 (dwelling 21) and 1881 (dwelling 78) census near to William McMullin (sic), dwelling 31 (1871), dwelling 75 (1881), Mary Lively, dwelling 44 (1871), 79 (1881), and, in 1871, John McMullin (sic), dwelling 29.

 

1901 census, Maeaghers Grant Archibald McMullin (sic) 67 with wife Fannie 70, son Horace 20, and son’s wife Jennie 16, near Samuel and Sarah McMullin (sic).

 

1911 census Archibald 78 and Fannie 80.

 

Archibald McMullin (sic) is buried in Gays River beside Rachel McDougall, William McMullan (sic) and Mary Lively. The stone reads "Archibald McMullin 1832-1917, Mary A., his wife, Frances, his 2nd wife 1828-1916 Archibald J. 1858-1858, Alexander S. 1874-1874, Henry K. 1877-1877, William M. 1872-1873, Henry M. 1878-1880, Archibald H. 1866-1887." Also beside is a stone that reads "In memory of Mary A., wife of Archibald McMullin (dates illegible)."

 

Archibald first married Mary Ann Moore. Born in 1838. Mary Ann died aft 1881; she was 43.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Archibald J. (Died as Infant) (1858-1858) Born in 1858. Archibald J. died in 1858; he was <1.

                               ii.             Sarah Jane (1860-) Born in 1860.

                              iii.             Rachel (1863-) Born in 1863.

                              iv.             Mary Ann (1865-) Born in 1865.

                               v.             Archibald H. (1866-24 May 1887) Born in 1866. Archibald H. died in Sheet Harbour, on 24 May 1887; he was 21. Education: Antrim.

                                                The Presbyterian Witness, 21 June 1887, recorded the death by drowning at Sheet Harbour of Archibald McMullin, aged 21 years, of Antrim.

 

                                                Archibald is buried at Gays River along with his parents, Archibald and Mary.

 

                              vi.             Tupper (1868-) Born in 1868.

                             vii.             Matilda (1870-) Born in 1870.

                            viii.             Martha (1872-) Born in 1872.

                              ix.             William M. (Died as Infant) (1872-1873) Born in 1872. William M. died in 1873; he was 1.

                               x.             Alexander S. (Died as Infant) (1874-1874) Born in 1874. Alexander S. died in 1874; he was <1.

                              xi.             Ellen (1875-) Born in 1875.

                             xii.             Florence (1876-) Born in 1876.

                            xiii.             Henry K. (Died as Infant) (1877-1877) Born in 1877. Henry K. died in 1877; he was <1.

                            xiv.             Henry M. (Died as Infant) (1878-1880) Born in 1878. Henry M. died in 1880; he was 2.

                             xv.             Norman (1881-) Born in 1881.

           42            xvi.             Horris Douglas Steward (6 Jan 1881-1974)

 

On 10 Oct 1883 when Archibald was 50, he second married Frances (Fannie) Emery in Great Village, NS. Born on 24 Jun 1830 in Westchester. Frances (Fannie) died on 15 Jun 1916; she was 85.

 

12. Rachel McMullen (William2, Archibald1). Born on 16 Feb 1839 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Rachel died in Musquodoboit, NS, on 31 Mar 1918; she was 79. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

On 21 Jun 1865 when Rachel was 26, she married James Scott, son of William Tackles Scott (4 Dec 1795-4 May 1871) & Annie O’Brien (1798-31 May 1871), in Dartmouth, NS. Born on 14 Feb 1838 in Musquodoboit, NS. James died in Musquodoboit, NS, on 7 Jan 1916; he was 77. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

James and Rachel Scott lived on a farm joining his father's place.  Later he purchased the property owned by William McCallum situated near the Musquodoboit River. The road to this property runs past Cyril Hubley's farm.  The old road was discovered when a gravel pit was opened in the year 1965. 

(Source, Jennie Reid’s Musquodoboit Pioneers).

 

1881 census Middle Musquodoboit, James 43, Rachael 43, William 15, Hiram 9, Arthur 6.

 

They had the following children:

           43                i.             William John (21 Jun 1866-28 Sep 1938)

                               ii.             Albert (Died as Child) (1868-17 Oct 1873) Born in 1868. Albert died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 17 Oct 1873; he was 5.

                                                Albert Scott b.1868 Waverly NS died Oct 17, 1873  Middle Musquodoboit – Death record states- Male child age 5 parents James and Rachel Scott Middle Musquodoboit ‘Run over by a loaded team” Informant “Sam’l Scott. Registrar-R.A. Kaulback

 

           44              iii.             Hiram (24 Oct 1871-1954)

           45              iv.             Arthur (18 Dec 1874-10 Oct 1951)

 

13. Catherine McMullen (William2, Archibald1). Born in 1844. Catherine died in 1928; she was 84. Residence: New Antrim.

 

On 27 Dec 1866 when Catherine was 22, she married Robinson Nelson, son of Nathaniel Nelson (1806-) & Jane Nelson. Born on 21 Jan 1836. Robinson died in 1916; he was 79. Residence: Shubenacadie.

 

Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, s/o Nathaniel Nelson.

 

1881 census, Gay’s River,

 

Robert NELSON, 46, Catherine NELSON, 37, John NELSON, 17, Mary NELSON, 13, Margaret NELSON, 12, Cristina NELSON, 10, Freeman NELSON, 8, Rebecca NELSON, 6, Sarah NELSON, 4, Edward NELSON, 2, Cate MCMULLIN W 72. 

 

1901 census Shubenacadie, Robinson Nelson is living with brother Henry and family.

1911 census, living alone, ae 77, beside son Edward and family.

 

Gays River United Church Cemetery

Robinson Nelson 1835-1916

Catherine 1844-1928

Christine 1870-1932

Lawrence 1881-1912

 

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             John (1864-) Born in 1864.

                               ii.             Mary (1868-) Born in 1868.

                              iii.             Margaret (1869-) Born in 1869.

                              iv.             Christina (1870-1932) Born in 1870. Christina died in 1932; she was 62.

           46               v.             Freeman (1873-)

                              vi.             Rebecca (1875-) Born in 1875.

                             vii.             Sarah (1877-) Born in 1877.

           47            viii.             Edward Robinson (4 Jul 1878-)

                              ix.             Lawrence (1881-1912) Born in 1881. Lawrence died in 1912; he was 31.

 

14. Jennet “Janet” McMullin (William McMullen2, Archibald1). Born on 14 Apr 1852. Jennet “Janet” died on 28 Sep 1916; she was 64. Buried in Robie St., Truro.

 

Jennet McMullin, age 19 (hence b. 1852), is listed in the 1871 census of Gays River with Catherine, age 65, a widow, and John, age 30, single.

 

 Janet McMullen, b. Apr. 14, 1852, Musquodoboit, married Nelson Blois, son of Daniel Garret Blois, in  Antrim, NS, on Oct. 3, 1872 (source: Ralph Blois). They lived just past the Antrim crossroad on the Guysborough Road and raised a family of 10 (see Gray and Smith, p. 56). They also operated a small store in Truro, NS, in later years (RB).

 

From a stone at Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, "Janet McMullin, wife of H.N. Blois, died Sept, 1916, age 64".

 

On 3 Oct 1872 when Jennet “Janet” was 20, she married Horatio "Nelson" Blois, son of Daniel Garret Blois (21 Mar 1802-1882) & Mary McCulloch (ca 1814-), in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Born on 10 Aug 1852 in Gore, NS. Horatio "Nelson" died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 27 May 1932; he was 79. Occupation: Lumber And Shingle Mill Operator, Antrim; Storeowner, Truro. Residence: Antrim, Hfx. Co.; Truro, Col. Co., NS, 157 Brunswick St.

 

Nelson Blois is mentioned in Annie Smith's "History Along the Old Guysborough Road", p. 56.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Mary Ann (21 Jul 1873-1942) Born on 21 Jul 1873 in Musquodoboit, NS. Mary Ann died in Salem, NH, in 1942; she was 68.

                                                On 21 Aug 1890 when Mary Ann was 17, she married William Dunbar in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1870 in New Annan, NS.

                               ii.             William James (Died as Infant) (7 Sep 1874-7 Nov 1875) Born on 7 Sep 1874 in Musquodoboit, NS. William James died in Musquodoboit, NS, on 7 Nov 1875; he was 1.

                              iii.             Maude Helen (29 Nov 1876-) Born on 29 Nov 1876.

                                                On 14 May 1902 when Maude Helen was 25, she married Frederick Fellows in Lynn, MA.

                              iv.             Horatio “Nelson” (11 Nov 1878-30 Jul 1944) Born on 11 Nov 1878 in Musquodoboit, NS. Horatio “Nelson” died on 30 Jul 1944; he was 65. Residence: Leeside, ON.

                                                Affadavit of birth of Nelson signed by sister Ella Betts, Truro, April 1934.

 

                                                Horatio “Nelson” married Abigail Johnson.

                               v.             Edgar (10 Jul 1880-) Born on 10 Jul 1880 in Musquodoboit, NS. Residence: Salem, NH.

                                                Edgar married May Tucker.

                              vi.             George (May 1882-) Born in May 1882 in Moose River, NS. George died in W.W. 1. Residence: Saskatchewan.

                                                On 24 Sep 1906 when George was 24, he married Catherine (Cassie) Clunness in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1884 in Avondale, Pictou Co.

                             vii.             Bessie (10 Sep 1885-) Born on 10 Sep 1885 in Brookfield, NS.

                                                In 1905 when Bessie was 19, she married Horatio Teed in Lynn, MA. Residence: Vancouver, BC.

                            viii.             Ella (26 Dec 1887-) Born on 26 Dec 1887 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                Affadavit of birth of brother Nelson signed by Ella Betts, Truro, April 1934.

 

                                                On 16 Jan 1907 when Ella was 19, she married Amasa Bert Betts in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1886 in Middleboro, Cumb. Co., NS.

           48              ix.             Emma Jane (30 Nov 1890-)

                               x.             Horatio (Died as Infant) (21 Jul 1896-1896) Born on 21 Jul 1896 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Horatio died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, in 1896; he was <1.

 

 

Family of Alexander McMullin (4) & Martha

 

 

15. Mary McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1828. Mary died on 28 Jun 1896; she was 68. Buried in Gays River, NS.

 

Mary married William Thomas Lively, son of Rueben Lively (10 Aug 1789-22 Apr 1868) & Rachel Mason (2 Mar 1790-Apr 1859). Born on 26 Nov 1814 in Rawdon, NS. William Thomas died on 11 Oct 1899; he was 84. Buried in Gays River, NS. Education: Antrim, Lower Musquodoboit, Gay's River.

 

William and Mary are in the 1871 (dwelling 44) and 1881 (dwelling 79) census for Gays River, somewhat close in proximity in 1871 to the widow (of William) Catherine McMullin (Aunt?) and her children John, age 30, and Janet, age 19 (dwelling 41), also somewhat close to William and Frances McMullin (dwelling 31) and John and Margaret McMullin (dwelling 29). In the 1881 census of Gays River, they are near William and Fannie McMullin (dwelling 75) and Archibald and Mary McMullin (dwelling 78).

 

William and Mary are buried at Gays River beside Rachel (McMullin) McDougall, and near to Archibald McMullin and William McMullin. William's stone reads d. Oct. 11, 1899, aged 84, and Mary's reads d. June 28, 1896, aged 68. Also on the same stone are Margaret E. Lively, 1871-1949, Reuben Lively, 1855-1943, Mabel Lively, 1915-1917.

 

I was supplied much information on this family from Arleen Lively <alively@atcon.com>, Feb. and July, 1997. It was she who informed me that Mary was a McMullin. She had the names of 8 children, but two descrepancies with the 1871 census were noted, William was missing from Arleen's list, and Mary was said to have died in 1864, but was on the census. Arleen has info. from family members that William and Mary lived at Lower Musquodoboit for a short time (hence Joseph's birth place). Two facts in correspondence with her were especially interesting, the fact that they lived in Antrim for many years, and that their eldest daughter Elizabeth married James McDougall of Cheverie. If Elizabeth was a niece of Rachel (McMullin) McDougall, then how do James and Daniel (Rachel's husband) fit? Why the connection in this instance between Antrim, Halifax Co., and Cheverie, Hants Co. shore?

 

They had the following children:

           49                i.             Elizabeth (10 May 1853-3 Mar 1927)

                               ii.             Reuben (25 Jan 1855-3 Apr 1943) Born on 25 Jan 1855 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Reuben died on 3 Apr 1943; he was 88. Buried in Gays River, NS. He was never married.

                              iii.             James A. (25 Apr 1857-11 Jul 1935) Born on 25 Apr 1857 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. James A. died on 11 Jul 1935; he was 78. Buried in Gays River, NS. He was never married.

                                                James' stone at Gays River reads "In memory of James A. Lively, d. July 11, 1935, age 78."

 

                              iv.             William (1859-) Born in 1859.

                               v.             David (Twin) (26 Oct 1862-11 Oct 1897) Born on 26 Oct 1862 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. David died on 11 Oct 1897; he was 34. Buried in Gays River, NS. He was never married.

                                                David's stone at Gays River reads "In memory of David, son of William and Mary Lively, d. Oct. 11, 1896, age 35."

 

           50              vi.             Rachel (Annie) (Twin) (26 Oct 1862-26 Oct 1907)

                             vii.             Mary (Died as Infant) (1864-1864) Born in 1864 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Mary died in 1864; she was <1. Buried in Lake Egmont.

                            viii.             Joseph (1867-1949) Born in 1867 in Lower Musquodoboit, NS. Joseph died in 1949; he was 82. Buried in Lake Egmont, NS.

                                                On 2 Oct 1905 when Joseph was 38, he married Mary “Edna” Hyrtle in Halifax, N.S. Born on 19 Feb 1871 in Lunenburg, NS. Mary “Edna” died in Lake Egmont, NS, on 25 Dec 1941; she was 70.

                              ix.             Margaret Ellen (30 Jun 1871-18 Feb 1949) Born on 30 Jun 1871 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Margaret Ellen died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 18 Feb 1949; she was 77. Buried in Gays River, NS. Residence: Carrolls Corner (At Time Of Death). She was never married.

                                                Her parents are named as William Lively and Mary McMullin.

 

 

16. Rachel McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 1 Jan 1833 in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Rachel died in Devon, Halifax Co., NS, on 26 Mar 1915; she was 82. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Religion: Methodist.

 

Rachel’s obituary states that she was the mother of 8 children, 4 of whom survive her. Her husband, three sons, and a daughter died some years ago. The daughters living are Mrs. Sarah E. Long, Richibucto, NB, Mrs. Miles D. Goff, Milford Station, Mrs. Rachel A. Slocumb, Malden, Mass., and Mrs. Ralph Prescott, Somerville, Mass. Alexander and William Albert were the only deceased sons recorded by Martha Goff in her bible and buried in Gays River. However, the eldst son, “Willie”, died before they left the Kempt Shore, and his gravestone “son of Daniel and Rachel” was found there.

 

Rachel had 3 sisters living at the time of her death (1915) as recorded from her obituary: Mrs. William (Margaret) MacLean of Elderbank, d. 1919, Mrs. James (Martha) MacKenzie of Moncton, d.1916, and Mrs. Samuel (Catherine) Moore, d.1916. See notes under her father’s entry re daughters. Ann (McMullin) Lively died in 1917, so she may not have been a sister. Her obituary also mentioned 14 grandchildren (Sarah had 6, Martha had 4, Alexander had 1, Rachel had 2, Isabel had 1) and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Birth year is a little uncertain. A letter from dau. Isabel Jan. 19, 1915 stated that she had had a letter “. . from Sadie and Minerva. You were born in 1833. Your age is 82 years.”  James and Jane (McMullen) McDougall had daughters Sarah and Minerva - they would have been double-cousins of Isabel if Jane was a sister.  Rachel died in March of that year but age at death on gravestone is 83, suggesting birth year of 1832. Census of 1871 listed no age and 1881 stated age of 47 (hence b. 1834), also 1901 census stated birth of 1 Jan. 1834. Son Willie was born in March, 1848, so a birth year of 1833 means she was only 15 when he was born, 1834 (as per the census) thus seems unlikely.

 

The following, side-by-side items, were published Thurs., March 1, 1855 in  the "Morning Chronical", March 5, 1855 in the "Nova Scotian”, and also in the “Presbyterian Witness”:

 

1.)  Donald McDougall was married in New Antrim to Miss Rachel McMullin on the 15 Feb. 1855 by the Rev. John Sprott.

 

2.)  James McDougall was married in New Antrim to Miss Jane McMullin  on  the 15 Feb. 1855 by the Rev. John Sprott.

 

On 15 Feb 1855 when Rachel was 22, she married Daniel McDougall, son of Alexander McDougall (11 Nov 1793-bef 1861) & Jane Murphy (1800-aft 1871), in New Antrim, Hfx. Co., NS. Born on 11 Apr 1831 in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS. Daniel died in Devon, Halifax Co., NS, on 1 Aug 1901; he was 70. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Occupation: Rigger (1871 Census), Farmer, 1881 Census, 1890, 1896 McAlpine Directory. Residence: Kempt, Hants Co.; Devon, Hfx. Co., NS. Religion: Presbyterian.

 

Daniel McDougall was born in Cheverie, Hants Co. in 1831. It seems that Daniel’s parents had moved to Cheverie/Kempt from Nine Mile River sometime after 1823, when they were married. Daniel married Rachel McMullin in 1855 in Antrim, Halifax Co. Rachel’s family (grandfather, father, siblings of hers, uncle’s, cousin’s) were all in the Devon area (Antrim), so how Daniel and Rachel got together is a mystery and a curiosity, although Daniel’s brother James and sister Mary Ann also married McMullen’s from Antrim. Daniel and Rachel spent the first part of their married life in the Kempt area of Hants Co., NS. It appears like their first son was born in 1848, when they were both young, but where he was born is unknown, and seems to only deepen the mystery as to how Daniel and Rachel came to be together. It seems that they moved back and forth between the two distant, remote areas quite frequently. They have a son buried in Kempt, 1860, and the obituaries of two other children (Alexander and Martha) said they were born in Kempt, but removed when small children with their parents to Devon, Halifax County. Daniel and Rachel appear in the 1861 census of Kempt (PANS mfm9915, Poll #6 Kempt, Abstract 4, #19 - 1 male 30-40, 1 female 20-30, 1 male 5-10 (Alexander), 1 female 2-3 (Sarah), 1 female <1 yr. (Bella)) and the 1871 and 1881 census of Devon.  Some time between Dec. 1862 (birth of Martha) and Oct. 1869 (baptism of children in Antrim), they moved to Devon, where they spent the remainder of their years. They settled  near the original home of Archibald McMullen, Rachel’s grandfather. Daniel was said to have been a sea-going person (rigger in the 1871 census in Devon, Halifax Co.), and in later years as a farmer (as listed in the 1881 census) was extremely good at climbing and in rope knot-tying.

 

Their marriage record in the PRESBYTERIAN WITNESS Sat 3 Mar 1855, No. 9, p. 35, is as follows: "Married: Donald McDougal on 15th ult., to Rachel McMullin, by Rev. J. Sprott at New Antrim" (John Sprott, Presbyterian, from Musquodoboit). Donald and Daniel are sometimes used interchangeably. If one looks at the birth of their children, the first was born in 1848 (Willie, a young son buried in Kempt), but then the rest of the pattern goes 1856, 1858, 1860, 1862, 1865, 1867, and 1869. In 1848, Daniel and Rachel were 17 and 16 respectively. One could almost guess that the first son came "unexpectedly and prematurely", was perhaps raised with the help of others, then Daniel and Rachel were m. in 1855, and began the rest of the family.

 

Middle Musquodoboit United Church records, baptism 19 Oct. 1869, at the home of Mr. Moore, elder, New Antrim by Rev. John MacMillan, of children of Daniel and Rachel McDougall, Rachel Annie, b. 26 Feb. 1865, Ellen Leona, b. 23 Sept. 1867, and John and Mary Ann McMullin children, Daniel, b. 17 Jan, 1867 and Margaret, b. 13 Apr., 1869. Does this perhaps suggest that Rachel and Ellen were born after they had moved from Kempt to Devon? If so, the move took place in 1863 or 1864. Also the baptism of William Albert, s/o Daniel and Rachel McDougall, b. 30 Oct. 1869, bapt. 29 Dec., 1869, at the same time as children of William McMullen.

 

Daniel, 70, and Rachel, 67, are in the 1901 census with granddaughter Mary.

 

Daniel - known facts:

Birth: 1831 (from age at death on gravestone, 70 in Aug., 1901, and census of 1871 (age 41), 1881 (age 51), 1901, birth recorded as 11 Apr. 1831). Death register at Lower Musquodoboit Presbyterian Church Records states death at age 71, Aug. 1901, from general debility. Rev. A.H. Campbell, minister (no birthplace or parents listed).

Birthplace: Nova Scotia (from census of 1871 and 1881), Scotch origin (1871 and 1881 census)

Religion: Presbyterian (1871 and 1881 census)

Death: Aug 1, 1901 (from gravestone and detah register) Place: Devon, Halifax Co., NS (residence at time of death)

Occupation: Rigger (1871 census), Farmer (1881 census)

Residence: Kempt, Hants Co. (1861 census, listed birthplace of Martha, 1862); Devon, Hfx. Co., NS (1871 and 1881 census)

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             William (Died as Child) (6 Apr 1848-6 Mar 1860) Born on 6 Apr 1848. William died in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS, on 6 Mar 1860; he was 11. Buried in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS.

                                                "Willie, son of Daniel and Rachel" on gravestone, Kempt Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hants Co., NS.

 

                                                Birth: Mar-Apr, 1848 (from gravestone, age 11 yr., 11 mos. At death)

                                                Death: Mar 6, 1860 (from gravestone)

 

           51               ii.             James “Alexander” (1856-15 Nov 1899)

           52              iii.             Sarah Emma (4 Jul 1858-9 Jan 1939)

           53              iv.             Martha Jane (23 Dec 1862-19 Jun 1925)

           54               v.             Rachel Annie (26 Feb 1865-bet 1920 and 1930)

                              vi.             Ellen Leona (Died as Child) (23 Sep 1867-10 Jan 1881) Born on 23 Sep 1867. Ellen Leona died in Devon, Halifax Co., NS, on 10 Jan 1881; she was 13. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS.

                                                Birth: 1867-8 (from 1871 census, age 3, and age at death on gravestone, 13)

                                                Death: Jan 10, 1881 (from gravestone)

 

                             vii.             William Albert (Died as Child) (30 Oct 1869-8 Oct 1881) Born on 30 Oct 1869. William Albert died in Devon, Halifax Co., NS, on 8 Oct 1881; he was 11. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS.

                                                Birth: 1870 (from 1871 census, age 1; 1881 census, age 11; and age at death on gravestone, 11)

                                                Death: Oct 8, 1881 (from gravestone and family bible)

 

           55            viii.             Isabell K. (1879-bef 1930)

 

17. Jane McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1834. Jane died in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS, on 10 Mar 1900; she was 66. Buried in Bramber.

 

On the Kempt Presbyterian Church Communion Roll (#214), May 24, 1862, Mrs. James McDougall, Kempt.

 

Baptised at Kempt Presbyterian Church May 3, 1863, 2 children of James McDougald (sic) and wife, Cheverie.

 

In the Hants Journal, deaths, McDougall, At Brookville, March 10 1900 of lagrippe, Mrs. James Wilcox McDougall.

 

On 15 Feb 1855 when Jane was 21, she married James McDougall, son of Alexander McDougall (11 Nov 1793-bef 1861) & Jane Murphy (1800-aft 1871), in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Born on 23 Aug 1828. James died in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS, on 5 Aug 1901; he was 72. Buried in Bramber. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1868 Kempt, 1890, 1896 Cheverie; Sea Capt., Birth Of Son Arthur, 1870 (NSHVS).

 

Note: The wedding date, as given in the Presbyterian Witness, is the same date, place and minister as the marriage of Donald (Daniel) McDougall to Rachel McMullin.

 

Kempt Shore 1871 census, McDougall, James, 42, Jane, 37, James 13, Elizabeth, 11, Alexander, 8, William, 6, Ellsworth, 4, Arthur, b. May, d. Sept.

 

Kempt Shore 1881 census, James 53, Jane 47, James 24, Terri (F) 21, Alexander 18, William 16, Daniel 14, Sarah 9, Esyra (M) 7, Ellen 4.

 

Kempt Shore 1891 census, James 64, Jane 57, James 34,  David 24, Sarah 19, Esyra (M) 17, Minerva 13, Minnie 6 (granddaughter, a daughter of James).

 

Kempt shore 1901 census, James 72 (W), William 36 (W), Minerva 23, Sarah 29, Daniel 31 (S), Ralph 10 (grandson), Harry 8 (grandson).

 

McDougall, Lizzie, m. Stephen Wilcox, b/o Brookville, Hants, 11 Sept. 1884. This was Elizabeth ae 11 in 1871, Terri ae 21 in 1881.

 

They had the following children:

           56                i.             James (31 Oct 1856-28 Mar 1942)

           57               ii.             Elizabeth (11 Jun 1860-)

           58              iii.             Alexander (12 Dec 1865-1 Dec 1910)

                              iv.             Daniel (25 Apr 1867-1950) Born on 25 Apr 1867 in Kempt, Hants Co., NS. Daniel died in 1950; he was 82. Buried in Bramber Cemetery. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Cheverie 1896.

                                                Birth in NS Historical Vital Statistics, s/o James and “Jane McMullan”, parents md. 15 Feb. 1855, Musquodoboit.

 

           59               v.             William Henry (9 Feb 1869-4 Jun 1939)

                              vi.             Arthur (Died as Infant) (16 May 1870-1 Sep 1870) Born on 16 May 1870 in Kempt, Hants Co., NS. Arthur died in Kempt, Hants Co., NS, on 1 Sep 1870; he was <1.

                                                Birth from NS Historical Vital Statistics, naming mother as Jane McMullin, md. 15 Jul 1855 Gay’s River, father as james McDougall, Sea Captain, Kempt.

                                                Died PW Sat. 1 Oct. 1870

 

                             vii.             Sarah J. (1 Sep 1871-) Born on 1 Sep 1871 in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS.

                                                NSHVS (McDougald).

 

                                                There is a Sarah J McDougall, single, 57, b. Canada 1873, immigrated 1902, in the 1930 census in Quincy, MA, occupation superintendent of Eventide Home, with 10 people ages 73-83.

 

           60            viii.             Ezra (27 Apr 1874-8 May 1911)

                              ix.             Minerva (15 Jul 1877-) Born on 15 Jul 1877.

                                                There is a Minerva McDougall, single, 40, b. Nova Scotia 1880, immigrated 1913, in the 1920 census in Boston Ward 6, 25 Dover St., occupation matron of day nursery.

 

                                                There is a Minerva McDougall, single, 50, b. Nova Scotia 1880, immigrated 1902, in the 1930 census in Malden, 21 Ferry St., occupation superintendent of day nursery, with Lena Dill, 22, and Inez Lake, 21, as lodgers (sound like Hants Co. names).

 

 

18. Ann McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 19 Mar 1837 in Musquodoboit, NS. Ann died in Nine Mile River, Hants Co., NS, on 10 Aug 1917; she was 80. Buried in East Gore, N.S.

 

Death is recorded in NSHVS but no maiden name or parents listed.

 

On 3 Feb 1863 when Ann was 25, she married David Lively, son of Rueben Lively (10 Aug 1789-22 Apr 1868) & Rachel Mason (2 Mar 1790-Apr 1859), in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Born on 9 Jan 1835 in Rawdon, NS. David died in Barr Settlement, Hants Co., NS, on 20 Oct 1919; he was 84. Buried in East Gore, N.S. Residence: Gore (1881).

 

1881 census, Gore: David 47, Ann 43, James 16, Elizabeth 14, Rachel 11, Mary 9, Margaret 7. Note: John and David were not listed. Note that David’s birth is Nov. 15, 1871, Mary Oct. 22, 1871 - problem.

 

David and Ann are in the 1901 census with granddaughter Rachel Angevine, ae 12, and in the 1911 census living with Leonard and Rachel Angevine.

 

They had the following children:

           61                i.             James Alexander (27 Dec 1864-30 Nov 1937)

                               ii.             Elizabeth Ann (19 Mar 1867-28 Mar 1944) Born on 19 Mar 1867 in Gore, Hants Co., NS. Elizabeth Ann died on 28 Mar 1944; she was 77. Buried in West Gore.

                                                On 20 Nov 1883 when Elizabeth Ann was 16, she married Angus MacDonald. Born in Sep 1855.

           62              iii.             Rachel Ann (14 Jul 1869-13 Feb 1926)

                              iv.             R. John (9 Aug 1870-) Born on 9 Aug 1870 in East Gore, N.S.

                               v.             Mary Jane (22 Oct 1871-7 Feb 1955) Born on 22 Oct 1871 in Gore, Hants Co., NS. Mary Jane died on 7 Feb 1955; she was 83. Buried in Nine Mile River, N.S.

                                                On 27 Apr 1892 when Mary Jane was 20, she married John Freeman MacDonald in Brockton, MA.

                              vi.             David (15 Nov 1871-1901) Born on 15 Nov 1871 in East Gore, N.S. David died in 1901; he was 29.

                             vii.             Margaret Ellen (29 Mar 1874-1939) Born on 29 Mar 1874 in Nine Mile River, N.S. Margaret Ellen died in 1939; she was 64.

                                                On 14 Mar 1892 when Margaret Ellen was 17, she married Phillip P Gichel in USA.

 

19. Martha McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 28 Oct 1840. Martha died in Moncton, NB, on 24 Feb 1916; she was 75. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

 

PW marriage record (1859): “both of this city, by Rev. Churchill”. The Presbyterian Witness was published in Halifax. Thus it would appear that Martha was in Halifax City at least for a time before marriage, probably met James MacKenzie there and they later (1871-1874, based on birthplace of children as recorded in 1881 census) ended up in Moncton. Son Daniel was born in Churchville, Pictou Co. in 1864.

 

Martha MacKenzie, 60, and daughers Mina, Ida and Florence H are shown in the 1901 Moncton census.

 

Martha MacKenzie, 70 (Mother), is living with H Daniel, 45 (Head) and Ida, 33 (sister) at 80 Weldon St., Moncton in the 1911 census.

 

On 3 Aug 1859 when Martha was 18, she married James MacGregor McKenzie in Halifax, NS. Born in 1831 in Pictou Co., NS. James MacGregor died in Moncton, NB, on 17 May 1900; he was 69. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

 

1881 census Moncton James McKenzie 48, b. Nova Scotia, occ. Machinist, Presbyterian, Martha 38, b. Nova Scotia, Maggie 20, b. Nova Scotia, occ. Millerin, Marthe 18, b. Nova Scotia , occ.  Dressmaker, Hugh 16, b. Nova Scotia, occ. Machinist, Rebeccah 10, b.  Nova Scotia, Mirna 7, b. New Brunswick, Ida 5 b. New Brunswick.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Margaret (Maggie) (1861-) Born in 1861 in Nova Scotia.

                               ii.             Martha Jenny (1862-1905) Born in 1862 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Martha Jenny died in 1905; she was 43. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

                                                On 6 Mar 1900 when Martha Jenny was 38, she married Sanford L. Ryan in Moncton, NB. Born in 1856 in Coverdale, Albert Co., NB.

                              iii.             Hugh “Daniel” (1864-1942) Born in 1864 in Churchville, Pictou Co., NS. Hugh “Daniel” died in 1942; he was 78. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB. Residence: Campbellton (1929, 1941).

                                                Bachelor, age 64, mechanic of Campbellton, at time of marriage. Birthplace listed as Churchville, Pictou Co., NS, parents James McKenzie (b. Pictou Co.) Martha McMullen (NBHVS).

 

                                                On 10 Jun 1929 when Hugh “Daniel” was 65, he married Frances Jane McDonald in Campbellton, NB.

 

                                                Widow, age 57, at time of marriage.

                              iv.             Rebecca (Died as Child) (1871-1882) Born in 1871 in Nova Scotia. Rebecca died in Moncton, NB, in 1882; she was 11. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

                               v.             Mina (26 May 1873-1936) Born on 26 May 1873 in Moncton, NB. Mina died in 1936; she was 62. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.

                              vi.             Ida (16 May 1876-23 Oct 1914) Born on 16 May 1876 in Moncton, NB. Ida died in Moncton, NB, on 23 Oct 1914; she was 38. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB. She was never married.

                             vii.             Florence Hamilton (14 Feb 1885-) Born on 14 Feb 1885 in Moncton, NB.

                                                Late Registration Birth record (NBHVS): FLORENCE HAMILTON MACKENZIE, father JAMES MACGREGOR MACKENZIE, mother MARTHA MCMULLEN, 14 February 1885, MONCTON. Registered 24 Jun 1941, Hugh Daniel McKenzie, brother, Campbellton, NB.

 

                                                On 3 Sep 1919 when Florence Hamilton was 34, she married Charles Deane in Moncton, NB. Born in 1887 in Chicago, IL. Residence: Chicago, IL (1919).

 

20. Catherine McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Catherine died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 2 Mar 1916; she was 70. Born in 1846 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Residence: Douglas St., Truro (1916).

 

Recorded in the Truro Daily News is the marriage, 3 Nov. 1863, of Samuel Moore of Gays River to Catherine, 4th daughter of Mr. Alexander McMullin (sic) of the same place.

 

1911 census, living with sister-in-law Margaret Moore (head), Gays River.

 

On 3 Nov 1863 when Catherine was 17, she married Samuel Moore. Born in 1845. Samuel died on 29 Jan 1903; he was 58. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Occupation: Farmer. Religion: Presbyterian. Residence: Gays River (1891 Census).

 

1881 census Gay’s River Samuel 39, Catherine 36, Wells 16, Margaret 13, Ann 11, James 9, Susan 6, Henry 2.

 

1901 census Gay’s River, Moore Samuel b. Apr 17, 1841, Catherine b. Aug 12, 1845, Edgar H. b. Aug. 23, 1878, Morris S., b. Dec. 24, 1881, Minnie McEwan (granddaughter) b. Jul 16, 1892, James N. McEwan (grandson) b. Oct. 11, 1893.

 

An interesting news clipping found in the Bible of Morris Moore “Miss Fannie Moore of Antrim died very suddenly last Saturday. She was in her usual health up to within a few hours of her death. She is the last old land-mark gone from that place. Her youngest brother Samuel died a short time ago and Fannie was the last one of that large family. She was a fine old lady and will be greatly missed. The Moores, Moodys, Murphys and McMullins, all from Antrim, Ireland, who settled in New Antrim and made a good living for many years, raising large families, have nearly all disappeared from that place; some of the places have an old bachelor living on them with not a woman or a child for company.” (undated, but Samuel died in 1903)

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Wells Laughlin (1 Nov 1864-16 Feb 1939) Born on 1 Nov 1864 in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Wells Laughlin died in Gays River, Col. Co., NS, on 16 Feb 1939; he was 74. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Occupation: Mining Engineer. He was never married.

                               ii.             Margaret (1867-) Born in 1867.

                              iii.             Ann (1869-) Born in 1869.

           63              iv.             Sarah (1870-)

                               v.             James (1871-) Born in 1871.

                              vi.             Susan (1874-) Born in 1874.

                             vii.             Edgar “Henry” (23 Aug 1878-) Born on 23 Aug 1878.

           64            viii.             Morris Samuel (25 Dec 1880-25 Mar 1967)

                              ix.             Ethel (1888-) Born in 1888.

 

21. Margaret Elizabeth McMullin (Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 6 Aug 1848. Margaret Elizabeth died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 18 Jan 1919; she was 70. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

Marriage from NS Historical Vital Statistics, d/o of Alex and Martha,

 

Maggie McLean, 1901 census of Middle Musquodoboit, widow, with sons Anthony 23, Willie 20 and Alfred 9 and daus. Martha 18 and Clara 12.

 

Margaret McLean, 1911 census of Middle Musquodoboit, living with son William, head.

 

No track of any of the children in NSHVS, other than marriage of Viantha.

 

On 10 Dec 1874 when Margaret Elizabeth was 26, she married William MacLean in Musquodoboit, NS. Born in 1846. William died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 23 Mar 1901; he was 55. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

1881 census Middle Musquodoboit, William 32, Margaret 32, Viantha 5, Anthony 3, Minnie 3, William 2 mos, b. Feb.

 

1891 census, Musquodoboit, farmer.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Viantha C. (9 May 1876-1964) Born on 9 May 1876 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Viantha C. died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, in 1964; she was 87. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                1901 census, Middle Musquodoboit

 

                                                On 15 Jun 1898 when Viantha C. was 22, she married C. Hervey Grant in Dartmouth, NS. Born on 23 Feb 1874 in Wyse’s Corner. C. Hervey died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, in 1948; he was 73. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

                                                Son of Alonzo and Catherine Grant.

                               ii.             Anthony (16 Sep 1877-) Born on 16 Sep 1877.

                              iii.             Minedele (1880-) Born in 1880.

                              iv.             William H. (2 Feb 1881-) Born on 2 Feb 1881.

                               v.             Martha B. (12 Feb 1883-) Born on 12 Feb 1883.

                              vi.             Clara Edna (7 Jan 1889-) Born on 7 Jan 1889.

                             vii.             Alfred (11 Sep 1892-) Born on 11 Sep 1892.

 

 

Family of Joseph McMullin (5) & Margaret McCallum

 

 

22. Thomas Charles McMullin (Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 20 Aug 1837 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Thomas Charles died in Newton, MA, on 28 Apr 1917; he was 79. Occupation: Wheelwright, 1868, And Postmaster, 1890, McAlpine Directory, Little River. Residence: Little River.

 

Thomas and Lavinia McMullin (sic) are found in the 1871 census (dwelling 33) for Little River, beside Alexander (probably his brother) and Janet McMullin (dwelling 31). His occupation was wheelwright. In 1881 in Little River, his occupation was recorded as a farmer, and his dwelling (#48), was further from Alexander (#14) and closer to John (son of Alexander?) and Margaret (# 41). The 1881 census names Thomas 43, Lavinia 33, Burton 13, Ross 12, Murray 10, Gordon 8, Margaret 6, Laura 5, Almira 4 and Bessie 1.

 

Mrs. Joan McMullin Luthy, 277 Elliot St., Newton, MA 02164, wrote (Jan. 14, 1996): "In 1885 my great-grandfather Thomas Charles McMullin, and his wife, Lavinia Balcom of Sheet Harbour, decided to move their 10 surviving children to Newton, Mass. (a 14-year-old dau. Laura died before the move and is bur. in Elderbank). Their names were: Wilfred Burton, Ross, Murray, Charles Gordon, Joseph, Alice, Margaret, Harriet, Elizabeth, Stella, and Jane. One son, Murray, declined to come to the states - he headed west to Alberta."

 

From Robert Kim Stevens <stevens@dns.supernet.com.mx>, 10 June, 1997, Thomas McMullen, b. ca 1837, Elderbank, m. Lavinia Balcom 25 Oct. 1866 at Sheet Harbour. He was a wheelwright.

 

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Oct. 25, 1916, 135 Langley Road, Newton Center, Mass.  On the top of the invitation is printed 1866 and 1916.

 

In the Elderbank cemetery is a stone that reads: "Laura May, daughter of Thomas C. and Lavinia McMullin, d. Feb. 28, 1891, aged 14 years, 9 months." It is beside two other relevant stones, one to John McMullin (1838-1916) and his wife Margaret Dillman (1849-1912), the other to Ida May, wife of Wilburt McMullin (who is a son of John), d. Sep. 28, 1912, aged 38.

 

On 25 Oct 1866 when Thomas Charles was 29, he married Lavinia Balcom in Little River (Elderbank), NS. Born on 12 Sep 1847 in Sheet Harbour, NS. Lavinia died in Newton, MA, on 8 Oct 1918; she was 71.

 

Lavinia’s parents were Samuel Balcom, born in 1802 in Sheet Harbour, NS and died on 03 Nov 1882 in Sheet Harbour, and Nancy McCarthy, born about 1806 and died on 21 Jan 1888 in Sheet Harbour.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Wilfred "Burton" (25 Oct 1868-) Born on 25 Oct 1868 in Musquodoboit, NS. Residence: Newton, Mass.

           65               ii.             Edwin “Ross” (6 Feb 1869-30 Nov 1953)

                              iii.             Hiram “Murray” (29 Aug 1870-) Born on 29 Aug 1870 in Little River, NS. Residence: Western North America.

           66              iv.             Charles Gordon (24 May 1872-1 Apr 1950)

                               v.             Margaret Isabella (25 May 1874-) Born on 25 May 1874 in Middle Musquodoboit, NS.

                              vi.             Laura May (Died as Child) (1 Jun 1876-28 Feb 1891) Born on 1 Jun 1876 in Little River, NS. Laura May died on 28 Feb 1891; she was 14. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank.

           67             vii.             Almira (Alice) Bollong (10 Apr 1878-4 Dec 1918)

                            viii.             Elizabeth (Bessie) Mabel (1879-) Born in 1879. Residence: Seattle, WA (1949) - Delayed Birth Registration Of Sister Harriett.

                              ix.             Harriet McKinnon (23 Mar 1883-) Born on 23 Mar 1883 in Little River, Hfx. Co., NS.

                               x.             Jane

           68              xi.             Joseph (21 Oct 1885-)

                             xii.             Stella (27 Feb 1889-) Born on 27 Feb 1889.

 

23. John McMullin (Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 2 Dec 1838 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. John died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 30 Dec 1916; he was 78. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Occupation: Merchant, McAlpine Directory, Antrim, 1868 And Postmaster, 1890, 1896, Wyse Corner. Residence: Wyse Corner (1871).

 

John, age 32, merchant, and Margaret, age 22, McMullin (sic), no children, lived in Gays River in 1871 (dwelling 29) near William McMullin (dwelling 31), and lived in Wyse Corner (dwelling 41) in 1881, near John (son of James) and Mary Ann McMullin (dwelling 46). In 1881, John was listed as 42, born NS, Presbyterian, Irish origin, occupation Trader, Margaret, age 32, married, children Wilbert A., 9, and Minerva J., 7.

 

John and Margaret MacMullin (sic) are buried in Elderbank beside the first wife (Ida May, d. Sep 28, 1912 age 38) and daughter (Viola May, daughter of Wilbert and Ida McMullen (sic), 1910-1917) of Wilbert McMullin (their son), and beside a child daughter (Laura May, d. Feb 28, 1891, age 14 yrs. 9 mos.) of Thomas C. and Lavinia McMullin (sic).

 

McMullen, John, Wyse Corner, m. Margaret E. Dillman, Meaghers Grant, 24 Feb. 1871 (PW).

 

1911 census: John and Margaret, Meaghers Grant, beside son Wilbert.

 

On 24 Feb 1871 when John was 32, he married Margaret Ellen Dillman in Meaghers Grant, NS. Born on 6 Jul 1849 in Meaghers Grant, NS. Margaret Ellen died in Wyse’s Corner, on 9 Jun 1912; she was 62. Residence: Meaghers Grant (1871).

 

Looks like d/o Jacob and Mary in NSHVS, which is probably Jacob 2nd, see #13984.

 

They had the following children:

           69                i.             Wilbert Arden (26 Jan 1872-28 Mar 1955)

           70               ii.             Minerva Jane (14 Aug 1874-19 Mar 1956)

                              iii.             Joseph F. (Died as Infant) (1876-1878) Born in 1876. Joseph F. died in 1878; he was 2.

                              iv.             Stanley D. (Died as Infant) (1879-1879) Born in 1879. Stanley D. died in 1879; he was <1.

 

24. Alexander McMullin (Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 31 Dec 1840 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Alexander died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 18 Dec 1916; he was 75. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank, NS. Residence: Farmer, Little River, McAlpine Directory, 1868, 1890, 1896.

 

Joan (McMullin) Luthy sent a picture of Joseph and Margaret McMullen taken at the time of their 50th wedding anniversary, with sons Thomas Charles and his wife Lavinia (Balcom), Alexander, and Wilfred Burton.

 

Alexander McMullin is buried in Elderbank, beside his first cousin Viantha (MacLean) Grant, the dau. of Margaret McMullen (d/o Alexander, of Archibald).

 

Alexander and Janet can be found in the 1871 census for Little River (Elderbank, dwelling 31), beside Thomas and Lavinia McMullin (dwelling 33). Alexander was 30, NS born, Church of Scotland, Irish origin, farmer, married, Janet, age 21, son Cameron, b. Jan. The 1881 census includes son Morton, age 6. In 1891: Alex 50, Janet 41, Cameron 20, Morton 11, Aubrey 3; tey are near Thomas (brother) and Lavinia and George and Margaret (sister) Cole. They are in the 1911 census, Little River. Alexander, wife Janet and son Aubrey, also beside son Morton and his wife Harriett.

 

In 1870 when Alexander was 29, he married Janet Taylor. Born on 12 Jul 1849 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Janet died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 15 Feb 1937; she was 87.

 

d/o Samuel Taylor and Elizabeth A. Archibald

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Emerson (1870-) Born in 1870.

           71               ii.             George “Cameron” (21 Jan 1871-17 Aug 1940)

                              iii.             Morton Willis (6 Aug 1874-) Born on 6 Aug 1874 in Middle Musquodoboit, NS.

                                                1911 census Little River (Elderbank), between Elderbank and Antrim, with wife Harriett, beside Alexander, Janet and Aubery (parents and brother).

 

                                                Morton Willis married Harriett “Hattie” Elizabeth Dickey, daughter of James Kent Dickey (6 Jan 1846-1 Jun 1926) & Mary Ann Reid (11 Apr 1850-11 Oct 1940). Born on 6 Oct 1882 in Meaghers Grant, Hfx. Co., NS.

                              iv.             Aubrey Lawson (10 Jun 1887-1963) Born on 10 Jun 1887. Aubrey Lawson died in 1963; he was 75. Buried in Brookfield, Col. Co., NS.

                                                Aubrey, ae 13, is listed in  the household of Alexander, ae 60, and Janet, ae 50, in the 1901 census of Little River and at ae 23 in the 1911 census with Alexander 70 and Janet 61.

 

                                                Aubrey Lawson McMullin (sic), 1888-1963, and wife Elizabeth Ann, are buried in Brookfield, Col. Co., NS.

 

                                                Aubrey Lawson married Elizabeth Ann.

 

25. Margaret Ann McMullin (Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 28 Feb 1843 in Wyse Corner, Nova Scotia. Margaret Ann died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 22 Mar 1932; she was 89. Residence: Little River.

 

From Musquodoboit Pioneers, Jennings, children are Sidney, Harvey, Lillis, Norman, Clarence, Maurice, Josephine. Debbie Sutherland has the children as: Henry Everett COLE b: 25 MAR 1872, Edwin S. COLE b: 7 MAR 1874 d: 30 APR 1874, Lilace Maud COLE b: 18 FEB 1875, Sydney Morton COLE b: 19 JUN 1876.

 

1901 census Little River, Clarence B. head, Margaret A., widow, mother, Frank, Alice

 

1911 census Little River, Clarence, single, and Margaret, widow, mother.

 

On 28 Feb 1871 when Margaret Ann was 28, she married George William Cole in Little River, NS. Born on 28 Feb 1843 in Little River, Hfx. Co., NS. George William died in 1899; he was 55. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank. Residence: Little River.

 

Son of George and Alice (Ogilvie) Cole.

 

1881 census Little River, George 38, Margaret 38, Harvey 9, Lillis 6, Sidney 5, Norman 3, Clarence 2.

 

They had the following children:

           72                i.             Harvey Everett (25 Mar 1872-3 Apr 1945)

                               ii.             Edwin S. (Died as Infant) (7 Mar 1874-30 Apr 1874) Born on 7 Mar 1874. Edwin S. died on 30 Apr 1874; he was <1. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank.

           73              iii.             Lillus Maud (18 Feb 1875-)

                              iv.             Sidney Morton (19 Jun 1876-) Born on 19 Jun 1876 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                Sidney Morton married Eleanor in British Columbia, they lived in Vancouver area. Children - Arthur, Frank, Bill, Charlie, Margaret , Clara (from Dean Cole, Middle Musquodoboit, Jan., 2012).

 

           74               v.             Norman Willis (1878-Feb 1961)

           75              vi.             Clarence Bourke (29 Jun 1879-6 Sep 1923)

           76             vii.             Frank “Maurice” (6 Jul 1882-28 Jul 1966)

                            viii.             Josephine Alice (12 Dec 1885-) Born on 12 Dec 1885.

                                                Josephine Alice married Conrad Thies.

 

                                                Info from edwardpeck@telus.net

 

26. William Joseph McMullin (Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 11 Sep 1846 in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. William Joseph died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 15 Jan 1921; he was 74. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Mid. Musquodoboit. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Middle Musquodoboit, 1890, 1896. Residence: Middle Musquodoboit, 1901 And 1911 Census.

 

He is found on the 1871 census for Middle Musquodoboit as age 24, living with Joseph, 62, and Margaret, 64.

 

Marriage, Presbyterian Witness, Sat., 3 Jan. 1874, “recently”.

 

1881 census Middle Musquodoboit, Joseph, Elizabeth, Freeman, Annie, Maggie.

 

His stone reads "McMullin (sic), Wm. J."

 

On 2 Dec 1873 when William Joseph was 27, he married Elizabeth (Libbie) Fox, daughter of William Fox (1825-1891) & Martha McLean (-1891), in Middle Musquodoboit, NS. Born on 2 Sep 1852 in Middle Musquodoboit, NS. Elizabeth (Libbie) died in Halifax, NS, on 3 Oct 1927; she was 75. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Mid. Musquodoboit.

 

They had the following children:

           77                i.             Esson “Freeman” (1875-11 Sep 1904)

           78               ii.             Annie Ormond (22 Dec 1876-1963)

                              iii.             Maggie Jane (Died as Child) (Mar 1879-6 Jul 1881) Born in Mar 1879. Maggie Jane died on 6 Jul 1881; she was 2. Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Mid. Musquodoboit.

                                                Her stone reads "McMullen (sic), Maggie Jane, daughter of William J. and Elizabeth, d. July 6, 1881, ae 2 yrs and 4 mos." It is beside the stone for Joseph and Margaret McMullen (sic).

 

 

 

Family of Hugh McMullen (6) & Rebekah Brown Gotabed

 

 

27. Rachel McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 18 Feb 1842 in Musquodoboit, NS. Rachel died in Glenholme, NS, on 7 Aug 1923; she was 81. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS. Residence: Truro, 1891, 1901 (With Son) And 1911 (Alone).

 

McMullen, Rachel, m. 17 Nov. 1864, Alexander McDonald, both of Oldham, Hfx. Co. (Presbyterian Witness). Marriage confirmed in NSHVS - Rachel, d/o Hugh, b. Meaghers Grant, res. Oldham, ae 23.

 

On 17 Nov 1864 when Rachel was 22, she married Alexander McDonald in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Alexander died on 23 Dec 1887; he was 50. Born in 1837 in Pictou, NS. Residence: Oldham (Miner), 1864; Truro, 1881 Census.

 

They had the following children:

           79                i.             Duncan (14 Jun 1866-)

                               ii.             Hugh E. (1869-) Born in 1869.

                              iii.             Willis E. (1873-) Born in 1873. Residence: Glenholme, 1923 (Mother’s Death Certificate).

                              iv.             Elmore (13 Jun 1878-) Born on 13 Jun 1878.

 

28. Thomas Gotobed McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 7 Jan 1844 in Musquodoboit, NS. Thomas Gotobed died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 7 Oct 1925; he was 81. Occupation: Lumber Baron. Residence: Former McMullin St., Truro; Then The Cedars, Queen St., Truro (Built 1890).

 

1901 census Truro, Thos G. McMullin (sic), Jessie, Edward, Florence M., John R. G., Jessie K.

1911 census Truro, Thomas G McMullen, Jessie, Jessie (dau., b. Mar 1890), Doris McMullen (niece, b. Oct 1895)

 

On 16 Jul 1867 when Thomas Gotobed was 23, he first married Jessie McConnell McCully. Born on 26 Jun 1847. Jessie McConnell died on 15 Apr 1916; she was 68. Buried in Robie St., Truro.

 

They had the following children:

           80                i.             Frances (Fannie) Robbins (7 Jan 1869-12 Dec 1925)

           81               ii.             Frank Aubery (11 Aug 1870-16 Feb 1941)

                              iii.             Hugh Burton (Died as Infant) (1 Feb 1872-30 Nov 1872) Born on 1 Feb 1872. Hugh Burton died on 30 Nov 1872; he was <1.

           82              iv.             Seneca Lent (14 Jul 1873-6 Oct 1941)

           83               v.             Nellie Mabel (20 May 1875-1 Jun 1932)

                              vi.             Bessie Isabelle (1 Apr 1877-4 Mar 1958) Born on 1 Apr 1877. Bessie Isabelle died on 4 Mar 1958; she was 80.

                                                On 26 Jan 1898 when Bessie Isabelle was 20, she first married Harry Burton Snook. Born on 1 Jan 1876 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Harry Burton died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 26 Dec 1916; he was 40. Residence: Living With Father Joseph J., Truro, 1901.

 

                                                1901 and 1911 census Truro, no children listed.

                                                On 13 Apr 1920 when Bessie Isabelle was 43, she second married Willis MacDonald.

           84             vii.             Charles Brantford (30 Aug 1879-18 Dec 1940)

           85            viii.             Edward (Ned) Davidson (29 Apr 1882-21 Oct 1953)

           86              ix.             Florence Myrtle (10 Feb 1884-Jun 1964)

           87               x.             John Ray Gotobed (13 Oct 1885-5 May 1951)

                              xi.             Mary Viola (Died as Infant) (20 Dec 1888-21 Dec 1888) Born on 20 Dec 1888. Mary Viola died on 21 Dec 1888; she was <1. Buried in Robie St., Truro.

           88             xii.             Jessie Allison (20 Mar 1890-1972)

 

In 1918 when Thomas Gotobed was 73, he second married Florence (Currie) Norris. Born on 8 Jul 1858 in PEI. Florence died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 24 Mar 1937; she was 78. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

 

Daughter of Neil Currie and Katherine McKenzie, of PEI.

 

Informant of death was G. Y. Thomas, 43 Queen St., son-in-law. George Y. Thomas married Ethel Norris, d/o Wm and Florence, June 9, 1909.

 

29. Archibald Gotobed McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 8 Aug 1845 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Archibald Gotobed died in Wentworth Centre, Col. Co., NS, on 12 Sep 1912; he was 67. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS. Residence: Don Christie House, Victoria St. At Faulkner, Truro, NS.

 

1881 census Truro, Archibald McMullen (sic) 35 teamster, Elizabeth 33, Thomas R. 10, Rebecca B. 8, Tressa B. 6, Bertha M. 4.

 

At Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, is a stone that reads "McMullen (sic), A. G., Aug. 8, 1845-Sept. 12, 1912. Eliza Bertha Robertson, wife, Aug. 19, 1847-May 11, 1892. Willie Muir, Mar. 3, 1889 - Apr. 25, 1879(?), son of A. and Lizzie McMullen".

 

Cumberland County Marriage records #5974 Archibald MacMullen age 47 widow of Truro born Musquodoboit parents Hugh and Rebecca married Dec 07, 1894 to Mary Highet age 40 single  of Wallace born Wallace parents Thomas and Margaret. 

1901 census of Wentworth, Archibald and Mary D. McMullen.

 

On 29 Dec 1870 when Archibald Gotobed was 25, he first married Eliza Bertha Robertson in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 19 Aug 1847. Eliza Bertha died on 11 May 1892; she was 44.

 

Daughter of Joseph Robertson

 

They had the following children:

           89                i.             Thomas Robertson (6 Jul 1871-1956)

                               ii.             Rebecca “Blanche” (1873-) Born in 1873.

                                                On 7 Mar 1895 when Rebecca “Blanche” was 22, she married Samuel Rutherford, son of Thompson Rutherford (4 May 1836-) & Margaret Park (5 Aug 1841-). Born in 1865.

                              iii.             Tressa B. (1875-) Born in 1875.

                              iv.             Bertha  M. (1877-) Born in 1877.

                               v.             Willie Muir (Died as Infant) (3 Mar 1879-24 Apr 1879) Born on 3 Mar 1879. Willie Muir died on 24 Apr 1879; he was <1.

 

On 7 Dec 1894 when Archibald Gotobed was 49, he second married Mary Highet. Born in 1854.

 

30. Mary Jane McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 18 Apr 1847 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Mary Jane died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 8 Aug 1930; she was 83.

 

On 4 Nov 1869 when Mary Jane was 22, she married Joseph James Johnson. Born on 27 Mar 1848. Joseph James died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 22 Mar 1918; he was 69. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS. Occupation: Railway Engineer, ICR. Residence: Truro, NS (1881 And 1901 Census).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Burton (1873-) Born in 1873.

                               ii.             Joseph Edwin (29 Feb 1876-) Born on 29 Feb 1876.

           90              iii.             Harry Alma (1 Oct 1877-)

                              iv.             Herbert Allison (17 Aug 1879-4 Sep 1958) Born on 17 Aug 1879 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Herbert Allison died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 4 Sep 1958; he was 79. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

                                               Herbert Allison married Jean.

                               v.             Myrtle Elva (25 Dec 1882-) Born on 25 Dec 1882 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                On 28 Dec 1910 when Myrtle Elva was 28, she married Charles T. Duncan in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1883 in Halifax, N.S. Occupation: Machinist. Residence: Moncton, NB (1910).

 

31. Alexander Joseph McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 18 Dec 1848. Alexander Joseph died in Vernon, BC, on 24 Apr 1933; he was 84. Occupation: Carriage Builder, Blacksmith. Residence: Truro, Cape Breton (Arichat, 1881), Vernon, BC (1892).

 

Alexander Joseph McMullen was born in Antrim, in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia. He was the fifth child of Hugh and Rebecca (Gotobed) McMullen's twelve children. His name was originally shown in the bible as Joseph Howe McMullen, but later changed to Alexander Joseph. He married Jessie C Wells on June 16 1874. He was twenty four, she was sixteen. They were married in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Truro. The family moved around a lot. They purchased land in Truro from Alexander's brother Thomas in 1875. We know they were in Arichat, Cape Breton in 1881 and 1882, in Sydney Cape Breton during 1884 and 1886, Debert in 1891 and they appear in the 1891 census for Upper Londonderry. Alexander left Nova Scotia in 1892, he planned to go to the coast of British Columbia but liked the Okanagan so he stopped there and sent for Jessie and their eight children. In Vernon they lived in a house by a creek and the railway. They had four more children, Alexander, twins Willis and Joseph and Frank. In 1893, Alexander and Jessie were received into membership of the Vernon Methodist Church, by letter from their previous church. Alexander was a carriage painter and later a carriage builder and owned a blacksmith shop. He died in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on April 23, 1933 aged 84.

His grand-daughter Verna remembers: 1922 (age 11) Grandma and Grandpa had moved from the old family home by the railway tracks to a grey and white smaller house not too far from the center of town. This house had no plumbing. Grandpa used to tease me that he had bugs in his lettuce and in his beard, until grandma told him to stop. His blacksmith shop was almost next store. The shop was very clean and big. Carriages are much cleaner than cars (no oil). The shop had the only elevator in Vernon, it worked by a pulley, to take carriages to the upper floor. A blacksmith worked in the shop with grandpa, and his forge was always going. Grandpa kept a bottle of some strong drink locked up in his office at the shop and took a drink each afternoon. He always went to bed right after supper and read piles of cowboy books in bed.

His grand-daughter Violet remembers: Walter and I used to visit Grandpa quite often on our way home from school. I remember once we brought him some porcupine quills and he gave us 5 cents. So we went and gathered more.

(Carol McRobb)

 

On 16 Jun 1874 when Alexander Joseph was 25, he married Jessie C. Wells in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1858 in Charlottetown, PEI. Jessie C. died in Vernon, BC, on 17 Feb 1944; she was 86.

 

Jessie C was the daughter of Stanford and Elvira (Stanley) Wells. She was born in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island. She married Alexander Joseph McMullen when she was sixteen years old. Jessie's wedding ring was made of tin, by one of Alexander's brothers. She had twelve children eight were born in Nova Scotia. In 1892 the family moved to Vernon British Columbia. Alexander left first, to find a home for his family, he then sent for Jessie and the children. The train that Jessie and the children travelled on had no dining car; they had to carry food with them. At one point some of the children got off the train to get food, the train started to leave, they had to run for it. They changed trains at Sicamous, BC and travelled on the first passenger train into Vernon (June 1892). Jessie was visiting her daughter May in Vancouver, when she got a telegram to say that her son Frank had died of Spanish Influenza. She left for Vernon, by train the same day. The family was living at 215 Vance Street. Jessie died at the age of 85 eleven years after Alexander.

Her grand-daughter Verna remembers: Grandma worked hard always. The floors were covered with wide boards and several greyish hooked rugs that she had made. The quilts on the beds were hand-made, of course and nobody used sheets, they would have cost money. She was definitely in charge, always.

Her grand-daughter Violet remembers: I remember Grandma's beautiful quilts and rugs and she could tat lace. I sure wish I had asked her to teach me. She did teach me to knit.

 

Note: when I asked my Aunt Verna what the C was for in Jessie's name she said she thought it was for Charlotte, but was not sure.

(Carol McRobb)

 

They had the following children:

           91                i.             Hugh Stanford (3 Jun 1876-23 Jul 1916)

                               ii.             Edward Barnaby (27 Aug 1878-11 Mar 1960) Born on 27 Aug 1878 in Cape Breton. Edward Barnaby died in Vancouver, BC, on 11 Mar 1960; he was 81. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby.

                                                Edward Barnaby McMullen was was a soldier during WWI, serving in the Pioneer Corps. He was unmarried, deaf and mildly handicapped. After his mother died in 1944 he resided in the Vancouver Shaughnessy Military Hospital and learned to read at age 80.

                                                (Carol McRobb)

 

                              iii.             William (Died as Child) (1880-1890) Born in 1880. William died in 1890; he was 10.

                              iv.             Frederick Chester (25 Apr 1882-28 Nov 1930) Born on 25 Apr 1882 in Arichat, NS. Frederick Chester died in Hornby Island, BC, on 28 Nov 1930; he was 48.

                                               Chester was a fisherman, of the Hornby and Denman Islands of BC. He was stone dear. He is buried in the United Church Cemetery of Sandwick BC.

                                                (Carol McRobb)

 

                               v.             Albert Arthur (21 Sep 1884-12 Oct 1923) Born on 21 Sep 1884 in Sydney, NS. Albert Arthur died in Vancouver, BC, on 12 Oct 1923; he was 39. Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC.

                                                Bert was seven when his family moved from Nova Scotia to Vernon, BC. He worked as a blacksmith and a painter. On June 28 1915 he joined the 29th Battalion and served during WWI in France. He was wounded in the left arm at Lens, France. Before going to Vancouver for medical treatment he returned to Vernon for a surprise visit, only to find his brother Joseph Wesley McMullen (age 21) of the 30th BC Horse Military Force had been killed in Lecluse Village, France and that his youngest Frank (age 15) had died of Spanish Influenza. Bert went to Vancouver for medical treatment, but they were not able to save his arm. After the war he operated an elevator at Mac & Mac in Vancouver, someone moved the elevator he operated, he stepped into the shaft and fell. He died at the age of 39 in St Paul's Hospital. 

 

           92              vi.             May (27 Dec 1886-28 Nov 1959)

           93             vii.             Emma Gladys (1889-30 Dec 1926)

           94            viii.             Laura Pearl (9 Aug 1891-18 May 1973)

           95              ix.             Alexander Donald (19 Apr 1894-15 Aug 1962)

           96               x.             Willis Herbert (Twin) (12 Apr 1897-1 Oct 1949)

                              xi.             Joseph Wesley (Twin) (12 Apr 1897-18 Oct 1918) Born on 12 Apr 1897 in Vernon, BC. Joseph Wesley died in France on 18 Oct 1918; he was 21.

                                                Joseph Wesley McMullen was born in Vernon, B.C., and a twin to Willis.

                                                In May of 1915, he joined the 30th BC Horse Military Force, at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. On August 10, 1915 he signed the Attestation Paper, agreeing to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, for the duration of the war between Great Britain and Germany. (Later called WWI). He was 18 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall; he had a medium complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair. He listed his religion as Presbyterian and his occupation as painter.

                                                November 13, 1915 - sailed from Montreal aboard the SS Missanabie

                                                November 22, 1915 - disembarked at Plymouth England

                                                August 10, 1916 - Embarked for France

                                                August 11, 1916 - Arrived at Havre, France

                                                June 4, 1917 - at Haidaire France - signalling

                                                October 14, 1917 - granted 10 days leave to U.K.

                                                March 22, 1918 - granted 14 days leave to U.K.

                                                March 27, 1918 - rejoined unit on cancellation of leave

                                                October 18, 1918 - killed in action

                                                Shortly after his 47th Battalion reached Fressain the enemy opened up shell fire on the town, and as the Communication section to which he belonged was about to proceed to a more sheltered position he was struck in the stomach by a small piece of shrapnel. He died a few minutes later, though everything possible was done for him.

                                                His family received the news of his death, in the afternoon of November 4, 1918 the same day his younger brother, Frank died from Spanish influenza.

                                                He was buried in the Lecluse Crucifix Cemetery on the Southern outskirts of the Lucluse Village, with 15 other Canadian soldiers who fell in October 1918. This cemetery was later added to the Sauchy-Lestree Cemetery.

                                                Joseph Wesley McMullen was 21 years old and is buried in The Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree, France. (Row E Grave 14)

                                                (Carol McRobb)

 

                             xii.             Frank (1900-4 Nov 1918) Born in 1900 in Vernon, BC. Frank died in Vernon, BC, on 4 Nov 1918; he was 18.

                                                The Spanish Influenza epidemic began in Europe in the early months of 1918. In October of 1918 it had reached BC. The Vernon News of October 23, 1918, "As a precautionary measure against influenza, all public gatherings are prohibited. Schools, churches and the theatre will be closed and all public meetings and assembles prohibited. It was also decided to try and prevent congestion at the post office and parents are urged to keep their children off the streets. Dr Boyce, will keep tab on incoming passengers on the trains, and immediately isolate any persons showing symptoms of Spanish Influenza."

                                                The ban was in force for five weeks. The disease in Vernon was of a particularly mild nature. There were 400 cases reported and eight deaths. Frank McMullen died on November 4 1918 of Spanish Influenza, he was 15 years old. His parents were buried next to him. The family found out, on in the afternoon of his death, that his brother Private Joseph Wesley McMullen had been killed in WWI in France.

                                                (Carol McRobb)

 

 

32. Rebekah McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 10 Nov 1850 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Rebekah died in Halifax, N.S., on 19 Jun 1909; she was 58. Buried in Camp Hill, Halifax.

 

Donald Cameron Grant and Rebekah McMullen:  Son, Arthur Cameron Grant ( an accountant) was born 6/24/1879 in Halifax.  ( I believe there were 2 or 3 sisters...). He married Annie Taylor Smith (also from Nova Scotia) in Los Angeles 11/13/1907.  Her birth date was 10/24/1876..78..79 depending upon which record you read.  Her wedding date states they were both age 29.  Her death certificate, 8/24/1950 says she was born 1876. There is no birth certificate for her.  They had one son, Norman Cameron Grant b.5/13/1909 in Los Angeles.  He married Frances Corrilla Jones (b.9/21/15 San Francisco) on 1/5/1940 in Reno, NV.  They lived in San Mateo, CA.

-   Judith Grant, LaBiggles@aol.com, Feb. 12, 2002.

 

On 30 Nov 1865 when Rebekah was 15, she married Donald Cameron Grant in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Feb 1843 in Gore, Douglas, Hants Co., NS. Donald Cameron died in Halifax, N.S., on 16 Dec 1907; he was 64. Buried in Camp Hill, Halifax. Occupation: Saloon Keeper, 1881, Grocer, 1887. Residence: Halifax, NS, 1881, 1901.

 

1901 census Donald, Rebecca, Mabel, Rebecca, Lena. Mabel, b. Jan. 1878, wasn’t listed in 1881, rather a Sarah, age 4, so I’ll guess that it was Sarah Mabel rather than two children the same age.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Seymour (1871-) Born in 1871. Residence: Halifax, 1907 (Death Certificate Of Father).

                                                1901 census Halifax, Seymore H. Grant, b. Aug 10, 1872, Minnie A., wife, b. Oct 21 1874, Ruth L., daughter, b. June 2 1900.

 

                               ii.             Lillia Maud (1874-6 Nov 1890) Born in 1874 in Halifax, N.S. Lillia Maud died in Halifax, N.S., on 6 Nov 1890; she was 16.

                              iii.             Sarah “Mabel” (Jan 1878-) Born in Jan 1878.

                                                There is a marriage June 21 1917 of Sarah Mabel Grant, age 40, single, b. and resides Halifax, both parents dead, to James Robert Wile, 48, widower, b. Bridgewater, res. Ellershouse, Hants Co., s/o Frederick, one witness was Lena M. Rector.

 

                                                Sept. 25, 1946, Mrs. Mabel S. Wile, 14 Mile House Rd., signed a late registration for sister Rebecca, b. Feb. 9, 1887, d/o Donald Cameron Grant and Rebecca McMullin.

 

                                                On 21 Jun 1917 when Sarah “Mabel” was 39, she married James Robert Wile in Halifax. Born in 1869 in Bridgewater, NS.

           97              iv.             Arthur Cameron (24 Jun 1879-)

                               v.             Rebecca G. (9 Feb 1887-) Born on 9 Feb 1887 in Halifax, N.S.

                                                On 10 May 1911 when Rebecca G. was 24, she married Wellesley H. Hubley in Halifax, N.S. Born in 1879 in 14 Mile House, Hfx. Co., NS. Occupation: Hotel Keeper.

                              vi.             Lena (24 Mar 1891-) Born on 24 Mar 1891.

 

33. Harriet McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 21 Aug 1854 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Harriet died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 26 Dec 1940; she was 86. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

 

On 30 Jan 1872 when Harriet was 17, she married Hugh Ross Cameron in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 30 Jun 1848 in Pictou Co., NS. Hugh Ross died in McClure’s Mills, on 8 Mar 1925; he was 76. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS. Residence: Truro, NS (1901 And 1911 Census).

 

Son of George and Annie (Reid) Cameron, of Pictou.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Effie (1873-) Born in 1873.

                               ii.             Annie (4 Jul 1875-) Born on 4 Jul 1875 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                On 26 Dec 1906 when Annie was 31, she married Benjamin Canning in Lower Truro, NS. Born in 1864 in Diligent River, NS. Residence: Port Greville, NS.

                              iii.             Rebecca (31 Dec 1876-) Born on 31 Dec 1876.

           98              iv.             Sadie (23 Mar 1879-)

                               v.             Jessie (8 Apr 1881-) Born on 8 Apr 1881 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                On 19 Sep 1905 when Jessie was 24, she married Freeman M. MacLellan in Lower Truro, NS. Born in 1872 in Greenville, Cumb. Co., NS.

                              vi.             Fannie Marshall (4 Feb 1892-25 Jul 1906) Born on 4 Feb 1892. Fannie Marshall died in Lower Truro, NS, on 25 Jul 1906; she was 14. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

                                                Fannie Marshall Cameron

                                                Age : 14

                                                Place of Death: Lower Truro

                                                Death Date : 25/7/1906

                                                Source : Truro Daily News

 

 

34. Sarah McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 30 May 1859. Sarah died in Colwood, BC, on 23 Jun 1953; she was 94. Buried in Masonic Cemetery Of BC, Burnaby.

 

On 19 May 1885 when Sarah was 25, she married Hubert (Hugh) Creelman in Halifax, N.S. Born in 1858 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Residence: BC (Colchester Archives).

 

son of William and Sarah.

 

1901 census Vancouver, Creelman Herbert Mar 10 1858, Sara May 30 1860, Maud Feb 9 1889, Hugh Mar 25 1890, Jeane Nov 29 1898.

 

1911 census Vancouver, Creelman Herb Mar 1858, Sarah May 1859, Maud Feb 1889, Hugh Mar 1890, Jeane Nov 1898.

 

 

Early Vancouver Volume Four By: Major J.S. Matthews, V.D. 2011 Edition (Originally Published 1944) Narrative of Pioneers of Vancouver, BC Collected During 1935-1939.

 

MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION WITH MR. AND MRS. HERBERT CREELMAN, AT THEIR SUITE NO. 46, 2625 HEMLOCK STREET, FAIRVIEW, VANCOUVER, 25 MAY 1937.

ANDREW ONDERDONK. M.J. HANEY. C.P.R. CONSTRUCTION.

Mr. Creelman: “I came west with the first gang, when M.J. Haney commenced in March 1883; the gang had finished in Winnipeg; M.J. Haney was the bridge contractor—he was superintendent—and we came by the Union Pacific. The Northern Pacific and Great Northern were not through then; then we came up from San Francisco by the, I think it was, the ‘Geo. W. Elder’ to Victoria, then over to New Westminster, and up the Fraser. Yale was headquarters, and there were only three or four locomotives there, and two or three miles of track each side of Yale; Mrs. Creelman was not with me then; she came in 1886; there were a few railroad men with me; all the rest were bridge men, and for about two months I fired on ‘Old Curly’” (Emory, or No. 2), “wood burner, two foot lengths.”

C.P.R. TUNNELS.

“The end of the track was up past the big tunnel, past Spuzzum. The east end of the tunnel fell in, and there was one engine east of the tunnel; Ed Austin was her engineer and was with her, and, do you know, that engine was on the other side of that tunnel for seven months. The track was just a few miles to what we called ‘Cariboo Joe’s’ tunnel, i.e. the first tunnel on the other side of the big one.

“The track on this side” (west) “of Yale was down nearly to Hope—at American Creek—that was all the track—the two lengths, east and west of Yale, was all the track there was west of the mountains, when I came.”

EARLY RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES.

“When I came first the engines were: Yale (known as No. 1), Emory (known as No. 2 or ‘Old Curly’), New Westminster (known as No. 3) and I think another one. Later that year, they got five engines, new Baldwin locomotives, all unloaded at Port Moody.”

C.P.R. LOCOMOTIVES. C.P.R. ENGINEERS.

“I was senior man as locomotive engineer, except Ed Austin, and I said to Mr. Cotterel, superintendent, C.P.R. here the other day, that I was now the senior man connected with the C.P.R. living. Jim Doig is older than I am, but I was here first. About all I know now living who worked for Onderdonk on the construction are W.H.” (Billy) “Evans, C.C. Brown, Teddy Hosker, Jim Doig, who was conductor, W.O. Miller, who was train despatcher at Yale, and, of course, Peter Barnhart, who lives in Kamloops; the rest live in Vancouver.

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“W.O. Miller started as a telegraph operator at Yale for W.H. Armstrong” (later Armstrong and Morrison, Vancouver.) “Bill Miner was on the Yale, No. 1; Ed Austin had the New Westminster, or No. 3; Charlie Johnson had ‘Old Curly’” (No. 2), “and I had the ‘Savona,’ No. 4.”

C.P.R. CONSTRUCTION. PORT HAMMOND. C.P.R. OXEN.

“The ‘Savona,’ No. 4, was landed at Port Hammond, and they started laying the track from there both ways. Old Man Heath, an Englishman, he was a machinist in the shops at Yale, and claimed he was a locomotive engineer, but he put the engine in a ditch down at Pitt Meadows, and killed himself. I was on night shift, and it came my turn to be day shift, so they sent me down to get No. 4, and we pulled her out of the ditch, jacked her out with jacks, and” (laughingly) “pulled her into Hammond with two oxen, and before we got her ready for the road, there was another vacancy, and Teddy Hosker, who was firing for me, he got the night shift and I got the day. Hosker came down to the slough at Pitt Meadows; it was deep water; he had a canoe; and he got the body of Mr. Heath, and took it down to New Westminster.”

C.P.R. CONSTRUCTION.

“No. 4 was at Port Hammond, and there was another engine at Port Moody; they worked from both ends, and the track was connected up east of Westminster Junction. I was running the engine at Port Hammond, and Ed Austin was running the one at Port Moody, and the end running west from Hammond, and the end running east from Port Moody, finally were connected up, as I say, east of Westminster Junction.

“All the time they were working at Yale, and finally the track was connected up at Deroche.”

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS.

“A lot of Onderdonk men were lying around at Yale waiting for the C.P.R. to take the line over, so a lot of us went down to Agassiz, and up to Harrison Lake; there was nothing there then but a log shack, and an old cedar log chopped out, hollowed out, for a bath; it was not an old canoe, but a log chopped out to make it hold water for a bath. The water was too hot at first, so what you did was, put some in, and cool it off with a few pails of cold water, and after you had been in a little time you could stand it quite hot.” (See Morton or Findley narrative, Early Vancouver.)

Mr. Herbert Creelman was born at Colchester, Nova Scotia, 10 March 1858, was brought up a Presbyterian. He married Miss Sarah McMullen of Truro, Nova Scotia (Methodist) at Halifax, and recently celebrated their Golden Wedding in Vancouver.

They have three children: one son, Hugh, who is principal of a school at Esquimalt, and two daughters.

A free mason, raised at Truro Lodge, No. 43, Nova Scotia, in 1881, and afterwards affiliated with Cascade Lodge, Vancouver. Pensioned by the C.P.R. in 1924.

As to his South American experiences—he was away from the C.P.R. for one year—he says, “forget that.”

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Maud (9 Feb 1889-) Born on 9 Feb 1889.

                               ii.             Hugh (25 Mar 1890-) Born on 25 Mar 1890.

                              iii.             Jeane (29 Nov 1898-) Born on 29 Nov 1898.

 

35. Martha Ann (Mimmie) McMullen (Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 1 Jul 1865 in Oldham, NS. Martha Ann (Mimmie) died in Ellershouse, Hants Co., NS, on 6 Jun 1943; she was 77. Buried in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro, NS.

 

On 22 Oct 1884 when Martha Ann (Mimmie) was 19, she married Hiram Davison Archibald in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 27 Jan 1859 in Sherbrooke, Guys. Co., NS. Hiram Davison died in Ellershouse, Hants Co., NS, on 27 Nov 1934; he was 75. Occupation: Conductor (1887); Lumberman. Residence: Truro (1887); St. Croix, Hants Co. (1901); Newport, Hants Co. (1911).

 

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Thomas G. (28 Sep 1886-) Born on 28 Sep 1886.

           99               ii.             Frank Christie (5 Sep 1893-29 Oct 1958)

         100              iii.             Hiram Anderson (16 Aug 1899-)

                              iv.             Elizabeth (14 Mar 1901-) Born on 14 Mar 1901.

                               v.             Gerald Henry (14 Sep 1906-) Born on 14 Sep 1906 in Ellershouse, Hants Co., NS.

 


 

Fourth Generation

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Family of William McMullin (7) & Frances (Fannie) E. Densmore

 

 

36. Samuel McMullin (William3, James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 15 Jun 1861 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Samuel died in 1942; he was 80. Buried in Gays River, NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1890, 1896, Antrim. Residence: Antrim (1885).

 

In the 1891 census of Meaghers Grant, Samuel McMullin 28, Presbyterian, farmer, Sarah 31, Baptist, William 5, John E. 3, Hollis F. 2, Minnie 6 mos., and Elizabeth 21 (sister).

 

1901 census Meaghers Grant.

 

1911 census Meaghers Grant Samuel, Clara, Elmer, Hollis, Layton, Harold Embree

 

There are two stones beside each other at Gays River of interest to Samuel, both in the same plot as William and Frances McMullan (sic), and near William and Mary Lively and Archibald and Mary McMullin. The first reads "Sarah J., wife of Samuel McMullin (sic), died Apr. 18, 1907, aged 50 years, 7 months." The other reads "McMullen (sic) Mother Clara 1872-1942, Father Samuel 1861-1942, Brother Hollis 1888-1973."

 

On 10 Sep 1885 when Samuel was 24, he first married Sarah Jane McDonald in Dartmouth, NS. Born in Oct 1856. Sarah Jane died on 18 Apr 1907; she was 50. Residence: West Gore (1885).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             William B. (14 Apr 1886-) Born on 14 Apr 1886.

                               ii.             John “Elmer” (29 Jul 1887-) Born on 29 Jul 1887.

                                                1911 census Gays River, Elmer McMullen, servant, b. July 1887, lving with James McMichael 53, and family.

 

                                                Elmer’s grandfather was a first cousin of James McMichael’s mother (Mary Ann McMullen, d/o William, of Archibald).

 

                              iii.             Hollis F. (28 Jul 1888-1973) Born on 28 Jul 1888. Hollis F. died in 1973; he was 84. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

                              iv.             Minnie E. (18 Sep 1890-) Born on 18 Sep 1890 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

                                                On 19 Oct 1910 when Minnie E. was 20, she married Kenneth Dillman, son of Kenneth Dillman (1829-) & Ann Elizabeth Henley. Born in 1878.

 

                                                Son of Kenneth and Ann, of Antrim.

                               v.             Samuel “Layton” (26 Dec 1892-) Born on 26 Dec 1892.

 

On 26 Dec 1910 when Samuel was 49, he second married Clara Maria Embree in Port Hawksbury, NS. Born in 1872. Clara Maria died in 1942; she was 70. Buried in Gays River, NS.

 

NS Historical Vital Statistics, Samuel McMullan, 48, b. Antrim, res. Antrim, widower, farmer, s/o Wm and Frances, md. Dec. 26, 1910 Port Hawkesbury Inverness Co., Clara Embree, 38, spinster, b. Port Hawkesbury, res. Port Hawkesbury, d/o John (farmer) and Margaret Embree.

 

Clara had a son, Harold Embree, born in Mass. in 1892. He ws in the 1911 census with Samuel and Clara. Debra Embree, DEmbree@nixonpeabody.com (March, 2001) is his granddaughter.

 

They had one child:

         101                i.             Raymond (7 Dec 1912-Jun 1999)

 

 

Family of John McMullin (8) & Mary Ann McDougall

 

 

37. Mary Jane McMullin (John3, James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 7 May 1863 in Meaghers Grant, NS. Mary Jane died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 20 Jul 1932; she was 69. Buried in St. Pauls, Antrim.

 

Information from a family bible of Mrs Mary Jane (McMullen) Whalley, as passed on by Terry Whalley, twhalley@auracom.com, Jan. 21, 2001.

 

On 23 May 1885 when Mary Jane was 22, she married Joseph Whalley in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 24 Jan 1862 in England. Joseph died in Wyse’s Corner, Hfx. Co., NS, on 3 Jan 1913; he was 50. Buried in St. Pauls, Antrim. Residence: Little River (1911 Census).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             John William (Died as Child) (1887-26 Apr 1891) Born in 1887. John William died on 26 Apr 1891; he was 4. Buried in St. Pauls, Antrim, NS.

         102               ii.             Elizabeth May (14 Feb 1896-)

         103              iii.             Charles (7 Jul 1898-19 Jan 1973)

         104              iv.             Raymond Joseph (9 Apr 1904-1972)

                               v.             Margaret Ann (1905-) Born in 1905.

                                                On 1 Apr 1932 when Margaret Ann was 27, she married Olaf Olafson in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1893 in Sweden.

 

38. Daniel McMullin (John3, James2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 17 Jan 1867 in Meaghers Grant, NS. Daniel died in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS, on 5 May 1938; he was 71. Buried in Hillside, Pictou Co. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1896, Meaghers Grant; Miner, West Gore (1909). Residence: Meaghers Grant, 1901; West Gore (907-09); Trenton, Pictou Co. (1926).

 

Received:    08/30/2000 9:08 PM

From:        Gary McMullen, mcmullen@ns.sympatico.ca

To:          self, dgoff@uoguelph.ca

 

My great grandfather JOHN McMullen is in the United Church graveyard at Antrim or, rather, Little Antrim, at Nuttall Hill. His son, Daniel married Alice Keyes from Elmsdale . The moved to Londonderry and then to Trenton, were I was born. I have been out of the province for many years and am interested in the history. One of my Uncles had told a story when I was young that they shipwrecked in Musquodoboit from Antrim County. Then moved inland up the river.

 

1911 census Acadia Mines, Col. Co.

McMullin Daniel Head, b. Jan 1868, ae 42, Mary Alice, Wife, b. Sep 1881, ae 29, Warren R., Son, b. Aug 1906, ae 4, Harold Dean, Son, b. Dec 1907, ae 3, Gerold Vincent, Son b. Jul 1909, ae 1, Charles A., Son, b. Oct 1910, ae 7/12.

 

Note: death certificate of Daniel McMullen, Trenton, states parents John McMullin, b. Meaghers Grant, and Mary Ann McDougall, b. Cheverie.

 

On 2 Nov 1905 when Daniel was 38, he married Alice Mary Keyes, daughter of Israel Keyes & Mary Ann Woodworth, in Londonderry, NS. Born in 1881 in Elmsdale, NS.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Warren Russell (17 Aug 1906-) Born on 17 Aug 1906 in Londonderry, Col. Co., NS.

                                                On 31 Jul 1935 when Warren Russell was 28, he married Mabel Sabrina MacLeod in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1906 in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS.

                               ii.             Harold Dean (28 Dec 1907-) Born on 28 Dec 1907 in Antimony Mines, West Gore.

                              iii.             Gerald Vincent (9 Jul 1909-) Born on 9 Jul 1909 in West Gore, Hants Co., NS.

                                                On 15 Apr 1935 when Gerald Vincent was 25, he married Mary Helen Fraser in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS. Born in 1913 in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS.

                              iv.             Charles A. (30 Oct 1910-) Born on 30 Oct 1910 in Londonderry, Col. Co., NS.

                               v.             Stella Mabel (1912-) Born in 1912 in Londonderry, Col. Co., NS.

                                                On 9 Dec 1929 when Stella Mabel was 17, she married Gordon Oliver Grant in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS. Born in 1908 in Springhill, NS. Residence: Trenton, NS.

                              vi.             John Willard (Died as Child) (21 Sep 1915-2 Dec 1920) Born on 21 Sep 1915 in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS. John Willard died in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS, on 2 Dec 1920; he was 5. Buried in Hillside, Trenton.

                             vii.             Chester Roland (Died as Infant) (12 Sep 1919-15 Mar 1920) Born on 12 Sep 1919 in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS. Chester Roland died in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS, on 15 Mar 1920; he was <1.

 

 

Family of Mary Ann McMullen (10) & Keys McMichael

 

 

39. James McMichael (Mary Ann McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 30 Jan 1857 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. James died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 27 Aug 1933; he was 76. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Residence: Gays River Census, 1901.

 

1911 census Gays River, James 53, Helena 53, Garret 23, Earl 14, Horatio 10, Jean 17, Pauly 12, Evelyn McKay daughter 21, Helen McKay granddaughter Sep 1908, Merlyn McKay granddaughter Feb 1910, Elmer McMullen, servant, b. July 1887.

 

John “Elmer” McMullen was s/o Samuel, of William, of James, of Archibald, so Elmer’s grandfather was a first cousin of James McMichael’s mother.

 

Death Certificate - son of Keys McMichael and Mary Ann McMullin, Antrim, informant was H. J. McMichael, Antrim, son.

 

On 25 Nov 1884 when James was 27, he married Helenor Jane Dolan Poole in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. Born on 25 Apr 1857 in Halifax, N.S. Helenor Jane Dolan died in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS, on 20 Jul 1925; she was 68. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

Daughter of Edward Poole.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Myrrha Ellen (1 Feb 1886-) Born on 1 Feb 1886.

                                                On 29 May 1909 when Myrrha Ellen was 23, she married James Alfred Ossinger in Newton Center, MA.

                               ii.             Garnet Keys (14 Nov 1886-1966) Born on 14 Nov 1886 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Garnet Keys died in 1966; he was 79. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

                                                s/o of James and Helenor (NSHVS).

 

                                                On 23 Sep 1913 when Garnet Keys was 26, he married Vera E. Elliott in Carroll’s Corner, NS. Born in 1891 in Carroll’s Corner. Vera E. died in 1983; she was 92. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

         105              iii.             Evelyn M. (19 Dec 1889-)

                              iv.             Gladys Eliza (22 Dec 1891-) Born on 22 Dec 1891 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

                                                Gladys E. Sibley

 

                                                On 29 Dec 1909 when Gladys Eliza was 18, she married Ernest Sibley in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Born in 1877 in Meaghers Grant, NS.

 

                                                Son of A. Kent and Bessie Sibley (NSHVS).

 

                                                From Byron Jennings Musquodoboit history, Alexander Kent Sibley, son of Ezekial Sibley and Susan Jane Kent, md. Bessie Dunbrack.

                                                Children George, Ernest, Susan.

                               v.             Jean Alexia (15 Jun 1895-) Born on 15 Jun 1895 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

                              vi.             John “Earl” (1 Feb 1897-) Born on 1 Feb 1897.

                             vii.             Pansy G. (22 Feb 1899-) Born on 22 Feb 1899.

         106            viii.             Horatio (Ray) James (19 Feb 1901-1959)

 

40. Margaret (Maggie) McMichael (Mary Ann McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 26 Jun 1859 in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

On 4 Dec 1889 when Margaret (Maggie) was 30, she married Edwin Hirtle in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. Born on 29 May 1863 in Bridgewater, NS. Residence: 1901 And 1911 Census Meaghers Grant.

 

1911 census beside Rachel McDougall, cousin of Margaret’s mother.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Myrtle S. (2 Nov 1890-) Born on 2 Nov 1890 in Devon, Hfx. Co.

                                                On 6 Sep 1911 when Myrtle S. was 20, she married John A. Teed in Devon, Hfx. Co. Born in 1870 in North River, Col. Co., NS. Residence: Lower Truro (1911).

                               ii.             James Keys (16 Aug 1893-) Born on 16 Aug 1893 in Devon, Hfx. Co.

                                                On 15 Oct 1919 when James Keys was 26, he married Minnie McPhee in Windsor Junction, NS. Born in 1895 in Waverley, NS.

 

                                                Daughter of Andrew and Harriet McPhee of Rawdon.

 

41. William “John” McMichael (Mary Ann McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 4 Mar 1869 in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Residence: Goffs, Fall River District, 1901 And 1911 Census.

 

On 4 Jul 1894 when William “John” was 25, he married Elsie Ann Meagher in Elmsdale, NS. Born on 18 Oct 1876 in Guysborough Road, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

Daughter of Henry and Susan.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Blanche (29 Nov 1894-) Born on 29 Nov 1894 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

                                                On 27 Apr 1915 when Blanche was 20, she married Neil Flemming in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Born in 1885 in Upper Musquodoboit, NS. son of Thomas and Margaret

 

                               ii.             Harold Keys (28 Jan 1897-4 Dec 1951) Born on 28 Jan 1897 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Harold Keys died in Halifax, N.S., on 4 Dec 1951; he was 54.

                                                On 2 Sep 1930 when Harold Keys was 33, he married Muriel Louise Ward in Halifax, N.S. Born in 1897 in Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS.

                              iii.             Marion Irene (6 Nov 1898-) Born on 6 Nov 1898 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Residence: Franklin, MA (1961).

                                                On 29 Jan 1919 when Marion Irene was 20, she married Raymond Flemming in Oakfield, NS. Born in 1891 in Upper Musquodoboit, NS.

 

                                                Son of George and Mary Ellen Flemming.

                              iv.             Della Belle (3 May 1900-) Born on 3 May 1900 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

                                                On 1 Nov 1920 when Della Belle was 20, she married Alexander Parker in Upper Musquodoboit, NS. Born in 1898 in Upper Musquodoboit, NS.

                               v.             Ethel B. (Jul 1904-) Born in Jul 1904.

                              vi.             Basil Calvin (Mar 1906-) Born in Mar 1906 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Occupation: Merchant. Residence: Milford, MA (1926).

                                                On 8 Sep 1926 when Basil Calvin was 20, he married Jean Isabella Leslie in Sky Harbour, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in Spry Bay, Halifax Co., NS.

                             vii.             Roy H. (Jul 1909-) Born in Jul 1909.

                            viii.             Ruth M. (Dec 1910-) Born in Dec 1910.

 

 

Family of Archibald McMullin (11) & Mary Ann Moore

 

 

42. Horris Douglas Steward McMullin (Archibald3, William McMullen2, Archibald1). Born on 6 Jan 1881. Horris Douglas Steward died in 1974; he was 92. Residence: Antrim.

 

1911 census of Meaghers Grant with children up to Garnet

 

Other family taken from Carol McRobb’s account.

 

St. Pauls, Antrim: Horace D. McMullin (sic), 1881-1974, wife Jennie, 1884-1933, Jennie A., 1917 age 10 months; Ray Gerald McMullen (sic), 1921-1978; Perley Austin McMullin (sic), 1902-1972, Hazel Annie, 1916

 

McMullen James Samuel b. Nov. 3 1952, Elderbank, d. Nov 6 1952 Elderbank, s/o Raymond Warren McMullen, b. Antrim, and Jean Louise Parker, b. Nine Mile River, burial Gays River. I haven’t placed Raymond Warren McMullin yet, but he is perhas a grandson of Horris.

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On 26 Sep 1900 when Horris Douglas Steward was 19, he married Jennie Dillman in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. Born on 10 Jul 1884. Jennie died in 1933; she was 48. Residence: Wyse Corner.

 

Jennie died from the stove blowing up in her face, she used fuel oil to light the stove,  she didn’t go to any hospitals as they were no where near one and died a couple of days later (Source: Dean McMullen, great grandson, dmcmullen@pmacanada.com, 2008).

 

They had the following children:

         107                i.             Maurice (6 Jun 1901-25 Nov 1991)

                               ii.             Perley Austin (14 Nov 1902-1972) Born on 14 Nov 1902 in Lake Egmont, Hfx. Co., NS. Perley Austin died in 1972; he was 69. Buried in St. Pauls, Antrim.

                                                Perley Austin married Hazel Murphy. Born in 1916.

                              iii.             Archibald (25 May 1904-) Born on 25 May 1904 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

                              iv.             Raymond Horace (3 Oct 1905-1986) Born on 3 Oct 1905 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Raymond Horace died in 1986; he was 80. Residence: Hardwoodlands.

                                                On 14 Jan 1926 when Raymond Horace was 20, he first married Lena Isenor in Halifax, N.S.

 

                                                Lena Grant, widow, 31, b. Dutch Settlement, d/o Joseph Isenor and Irene Fenton.

                                                On 18 Dec 1934 when Raymond Horace was 29, he second married Helen Frances Gourley in Elmsdale, NS. Born in 1913 in Otter Brook, Col. Co., NS.

 

                                                Daughter of John Gourley and Frances Fisher of Upper Stewiacke.

                               v.             Chester (Mar 1907-) Born in Mar 1907.

                              vi.             Evelyn (6 Feb 1909-18 Aug 2007) Born on 6 Feb 1909. Evelyn died on 18 Aug 2007; she was 98.

                                                BELL, Evelyn Victoria

                                                     February 6, 1909  -  August 18, 2007

                                                BELL, Evelyn Victoria - 98, Dartmouth, passed away after a brief illness in Dartmouth General Hospital with her family by her side on August 18, 2007. Born in Antrim, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Jennie (Dillman) McMullin. Evelyn was a resident of Dartmouth for the last 63 years. She was employed for a number of years as a cook for Scott Weeks Lumber Yard and the Mic Mac Bar and Grill, Port Wallis. She is survived by sons, Ralph, Chester; Blanchard (Marion), Sudbury, Ont.; Doug (Shirley), Port Wallis; Gerald (Karola), Lawrencetown; Max (Barb), Truro; Allen, Port Wallis; daughters, Nina (Edward) Wood, Courtenay, B.C.; Bertha Brunk, Goderich, Ont.; Sharon Bell, Dartmouth; brother, Earl, Shubenacadie; sister, Carrie, Fairview. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1955; daughter, Shirley in 1981; sisters, Nellie Dunham, Jennie Amanda in infancy; brothers, Maurice, Perley, Chester, Raymond, Archie, Roy, Harold, Wilson, and Charlie. Evelyn was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a good friend to all who knew her. She never let life's challenges get her down, and was always quick to offer help or advice to anyone in need. She dearly loved music, cooking and gardening. Her family and friends were her greatest joy in her life. Her kindness and love touched the hearts of many people. She will always be remembered and sadly missed.

 

                                                On 22 Feb 1926 when Evelyn was 17, she married George Thompson Bell, son of George Bell (17 Mar 1846-19 Jan 1921) & Jessie Watson (16 Oct 1869-4 Mar 1957), in Middle Musquodoboit, NS. Born on 14 Apr 1901 in Chaswood, NS. George Thompson died in Dartmouth, NS, on 31 Oct 1955; he was 54.

                             vii.             Charles “Garnet” (Jan 1911-) Born in Jan 1911 in Lake Egmont, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                On 17 Jun 1933 when Charles “Garnet” was 22, he married Annie Phyllis McMullen, daughter of Wilbert Arden McMullin (69) (26 Jan 1872-28 Mar 1955) & Barbara Elizabeth Ashley (3 Jan 1888-14 Jul 1960), in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1915 in Wyse’s Corner. Annie Phyllis died in 1998; she was 83. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank.

 

                                                d/o Wilbert Arden McMullen (sic), b. Wyse’s Corner, and Barbara Elizabeth Ashley (NSHVS)

                            viii.             Nellie Florence (1913-) Born in 1913.

                                                On 2 Jun 1930 when Nellie Florence was 17, she married Oscar Lewis “Lou” Dunham in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born in 1898 in Salisbury, NB.

                              ix.             Wilson Frederick (1914-) Born in 1914.

                                                From: Laura Joudrey <lolaj22@live.com>

                                                Date: February 6, 2013 1:29:50 PM EST

                                                To: <dgoff@uoguelph.ca>

                                                Subject: McMullin Family

 

                                                My grandmother was Leona McMullin, her father was Wilson Frederick McMullin.

 

                               x.             Carrie (1916-) Born in 1916.

                                                Carrie married Frank Denty.

                              xi.             Jennie Amanda (1917-1917) Born in 1917. Jennie Amanda died in 1917; she was <1.

                             xii.             Harold (1919-) Born in 1919.

                                                Harold married Jean McMullin.

                            xiii.             Roy Gerald (1921-1978) Born in 1921. Roy Gerald died in 1978; he was 57. Buried in St. Pauls, Antrim.

                                                Roy Gerald married Doris Moxsom.

         108            xiv.             Earl (8 Feb 1924-)

 

 

Family of Rachel McMullen (12) & James Scott

 

 

43. William John Scott (Rachel McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 21 Jun 1866 in Murchyville, NS. William John died on 28 Sep 1938; he was 72. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS.

 

William J. Scott and his brother Hiram Scott purchased the William McLean farm, the last in the district next to the Elderbank line. William's first wife Ida died in 1912, (1879-1912) and is buried in Hillside Cemetery.  William md. 2nd Mrs. Mary Tupper (1862-1944).  She died in 1944 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery.  William J. is also buried there and his dau. Pearl.  William & Ida had 2 sons and 3 daus.: Pearl 1892-1913, Ella md. 1st Alex Craig ? md, 2nd Earl Taylor, Clarie md. Jean Welch, John md. Sadie Bell , Villa md. ------- Esau.

(Jennie Reid).

 

From Sandra Cook (www3.telus.net/roundtuit/scott):

Children -

i Pearl Rachael Scott, born Aug 26,1892 in Murchyville, NS, died Jan 21, 1913 in Musquodoboit, NS, buried in Hillside Cemetery.  I discovered on the 1901 census that Pearl's middle name was Rachel. She most likely went by Rachel as that is how she was listed on the census. Her headstone reads Pearl R. Scott. I remember grampy referring to her as Pearl. She was only 21 when she died.

ii  Clarence Henry (Clarie) Scott b. May 02,1894.         

iii  Ella May Scott b. Feb 28,1897.

 iv  John Permenas Scott b. Sept 28,1899.

v   Villa Levena Scott, born Sept 28, 1904 in Murchyville, NS.  Found out from Aunt Irene that Villa lived in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. and married George Hysore. Lavilla was a nurse after she was trained she moved to the US for work and married George. She had a son George and a daughter who died as a baby. I do not have a death date for Villa however Ida said she died when she was in her mid to late 40’s. Some of the previous information I had her husbands name was George Esau. She married George Hysore. I check the St. Louis Missouri genealogy sites and came across possible dates for George. Born Oct 17, 1900 died Aug 1965. St. Louis, MO.

 

On 23 May 1889 when William John was 22, he first married Ida Ann Hilchey. Born on 15 Oct 1870 in Mooseland, NS. Ida Ann died in Musquodoboit, NS, on 17 May 1912; she was 41. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Pearl Rachel (26 Aug 1892-21 Jan 1913) Born on 26 Aug 1892 in Murchyville, NS. Pearl Rachel died in Musquodoboit, NS, on 21 Jan 1913; she was 20.

                               ii.             Clarence Henry (2 May 1894-) Born on 2 May 1894.

                              iii.             Ella May (28 Feb 1897-) Born on 28 Feb 1897.

         109              iv.             John Permenas (28 Sep 1899-2 Dec 1980)

                               v.             Villa Levena (28 Sep 1904-) Born on 28 Sep 1904 in Murchyville, NS.

                                                Villa Levena married George Hysore. Residence: St. Louis, MO.

 

On 4 Sep 1913 when William John was 47, he second married Margaret Jane Fisher, daughter of Andrew Fisher, in Upper Stewiacke, Col. Co., NS. Born in 1862. Margaret Jane died in 1944; she was 82.

 

Margaret Jane (Fisher) Tupper.

 

44. Hiram Scott (Rachel McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 24 Oct 1871 in Murchyville, NS. Hiram died in 1954; he was 82. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS.

 

William J. Scott and Hiram Scott purchased the William McLean farm, the last in the district next to the Elderbank line.  Hiram Scott (2nd son of James & Rachael McMullin Scott) md.  Ethel Hurley.  They had 5 sons and 1 dau. :  Milford md. Alice Nelson, Henry md. , Guy md. Grace Scott , Raymond md. Madeline Murphy, Melrose md. Hattie Webster, Ethel md. ------ Crawford . (Jennie Reid).

 

On 28 Apr 1896 when Hiram was 24, he married Ethel May Hurley. Born on 2 May 1877 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Ethel May died on 8 Aug 1951; she was 74.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Milford (27 Apr 1897-) Born on 27 Apr 1897.

                                                Milford married Alice Nelson.

                               ii.             Norman “Melrose” (7 Nov 1898-) Born on 7 Nov 1898.

                                                Norman “Melrose” married Hattie Webster.

                              iii.             Aaron “Guy” (16 Jul 1900-1 Oct 1962) Born on 16 Jul 1900. Aaron “Guy” died on 1 Oct 1962; he was 62.

                                                Aaron “Guy” married Grace Scott.

         110              iv.             Henry Wilson (29 Dec 1904-)

                               v.             Raymond (16 Jul 1909-) Born on 16 Jul 1909.

                                                Raymond married Madeline Murphy.

                              vi.             Ethel

 

45. Arthur Scott (Rachel McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 18 Dec 1874 in Murchyville, NS. Arthur died in Vancouver, BC, on 10 Oct 1951; he was 76.

 

Arthur Scott (3rd son of James & Rachael McMullin Scott) md. Sadie Lawlor of Musquodoboit South, who lived on a place between Kenneth Fox's farm, (1980), and the farm of Warren Clement, (1980).  They had 1 son and 2 daus.:  Helen , James, Grace. (Jennie Reid’s Musquodoboit Pioneers).

 

Arthur married Sarah Lawlor.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Helen

                               ii.             James

                              iii.             Grace

 

 

Family of Catherine McMullen (13) & Robinson Nelson

 

 

46. Freeman Nelson (Catherine McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born in 1873. Residence: 1911 Census Meaghers Grant.

 

Children in the 1911 census Ada, Stanley, Roy, George, Gertrude, Vera. Uncle Robert Johnson, b. 1849, also residing with them in 1911 census

 

From “History along the Old Guysborough Road, “Michael and Catherine Smith came out from Ireland in 1812 and were one of the first families to settle on the Guysborough Road. They were accompanied by two children Martin and Catherine. Three younger children were born on the Guysborough Road, Michael, Mary and Agnes. Michael took up several grants in the area. Freeman Nelson settled on one of these grants. Freeman Nelson was married to Jane Smith, one of Michael Smith’s granddaughters. They had eight children, Ada, Stanley, Roy Earl, twins Garnet and Gertrude, Vera and Helena.”

 

Note: “George” in the 1911 census must be Garnet.

 

Freeman married Mary “Jane” Smith. Born in May 1876.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Ada (Apr 1895-) Born in Apr 1895.

                                                Ada married a Mr. Settle (EMG)

 

                               ii.             Stanley (Dec 1896-) Born in Dec 1896.

                              iii.             Roy (Dec 1898-) Born in Dec 1898.

                              iv.             Earl

                               v.             Gertrude (Twin) (Sep 1907-) Born in Sep 1907.

                              vi.             George “Garnet” (Twin) (Sep 1907-) Born in Sep 1907. Occupation: Telephone Company, Lineman.

                                                Married a Miss Dennis,

 

                                                Died in a railway accident, Alton (EMG).

 

                             vii.             Vera B. (Feb 1909-) Born in Feb 1909.

                            viii.             Helena

 

47. Edward Robinson Nelson (Catherine McMullen3, William2, Archibald1). Born on 4 Jul 1878 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Occupation: MIner (1905). Residence: Milford Station; Halifax, 1945 (NSHVS Birth Registration Affadavit).

 

Edward had a daughter md. to a Handspiker and sons Gilbert and Edward, md. to Myrtle Miller. Edward and Myrtle had a son Walter, Milford Station. Walter worked in Brookfield at the cement plant and died from a fall in the hockey rink, Brookfield. Walter had a sister Marion who lived in the Annapolis Valley.  (EMG).

 

On 27 Jul 1905 when Edward Robinson was 27, he married Isabella June Gilbert in Shubenacadie, NS. Born in Apr 1877. Residence: Milford Station (1947).

 

d/o Josiah and Mary, Milford Station

 

They had the following children:

         111                i.             Edward Robinson (13 Oct 1905-)

                               ii.             Muriel Isabel (Mar 1907-) Born in Mar 1907 in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS.

                                                On 14 Oct 1926 when Muriel Isabel was 19, she married Alexander Matthew Coulstring in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. Born in 1902 in Halifax, N.S. Residence: Quincey, MA (1926).

                              iii.             Carl (May 1909-) Born in May 1909.

                              iv.             Marian (Apr 1911-) Born in Apr 1911.

 

 

Family of Jennet “Janet” McMullin (14) & Horatio "Nelson" Blois

 

 

48. Emma Jane Blois (Jennet “Janet” McMullin3, William McMullen2, Archibald1). Born on 30 Nov 1890 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Emma Jane died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

 

On 15 Dec 1910 when Emma Jane was 20, she married William Matthew Currie, son of Alexander Currie (3 Jul 1844-Jan 1926) & Cordelia Whidden (Dec 1859-24 Jan 1916). Born on 20 May 1888 in Crowe's Mills, NS. William Matthew died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, in 1963; he was 74. Occupation: Foreman, CNR Freight Shed.

 

They had the following children:

         112                i.             James Ronald (18 Jun 1918-1979)

                               ii.             Bessie

                                                Bessie married John Cottendon.

 

 

Family of Mary McMullin (15) & William Thomas Lively

 

 

49. Elizabeth Lively (Mary McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 10 May 1853 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Elizabeth died in Bramber, NS, on 3 Mar 1927; she was 73. Residence: New Antrim, Musquodoboit.

 

It is very interesting to find Elizabeth Lively married to James McDougall Jr. of Cheverie. There were three intermarriages between McDougall’s of Kempt, James Sr. and his siblings Daniel and Mary Ann, with McMullin’s of Antrim, siblings or cousins of Mary. Thus, James Jr. and Elizabeth may have been first cousins, or 2nd cousins.

 

On 14 Sep 1892 when Elizabeth was 39, she married James McDougall (56) , son of James McDougall (23 Aug 1828-5 Aug 1901) & Jane McMullin (17) (1834-10 Mar 1900), in West Gore. Born on 31 Oct 1856 in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS. James died in Centre Burlington, NS, on 28 Mar 1942; he was 85. Occupation: Farmer, 1890 And 1896 McAlpine Directory, Cheverie (Listed As Jas. Jr.). Residence: Cheverie, NS.

 

James Jr. s/o James and Jane, of Cheverie, widower, b. Cheverie, m. 14 Sep. 1892 in West Gore, Elizabeth Lively (b. May 10, 1853 Antrim, N.S. d. March 3, 1929 Windsor, NS), res at time of marriage New Antrim. She is d/o William Thomas Lively (b. Rawdon, N.S. d. Oct. 11, 1899, buried Gay's River Cemetery) and his wife, Mary McMullin (b. 1828, d. Jun. 28, 1896, buried Gay's River, beside Daniel and Rachel) - this info. from Arleen Lively (alively@atcon.com, 21 July 1997) and verified at NSHVS. They lived in Cheverie. Mary McMullin is probably a sister of Rachel McMullin, Thus, if Jane, Rachel and Mary were sisters, then James Jr. married his first cousin.

 

1901 census, Kempt, James 44, Elizabeth 45, Minnie 16, Bertha 6. 1911 census, Kempt, James, head, Elizabeth, wife, Bertha, daughter.

 

James McDougall was listed as farmer, Brookville, in McAlpine’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1907-8.

 

Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, James, 26, Susan R. Wilcox, 25, d/o James and Lydia. Second Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, James, 31, widower, s/o James and Jane, Elizabeth, 39, d/o William and Mary.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Ellen “Bertha” (16 Apr 1894-23 Jan 1961) Born on 16 Apr 1894 in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS. Ellen “Bertha” died in Windsor, NS, on 23 Jan 1961; she was 66. Buried in Bramber Cemetery.

                                                NSHVS, d/o James McDougall and Elizabeth Lively. Her husband was the informant.

 

                                                On 27 Sep 1922 when Ellen “Bertha” was 28, she married Walter Reginald Salter in St. Croix, Hants Co. Born on 28 Mar 1901 in Upper Burlington, Hants Co.

 

                                                Son of George and Adela (Barrett) Salter, Upper Burlington.

 

50. Rachel (Annie) Lively (Mary McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 26 Oct 1862 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Rachel (Annie) died on 26 Oct 1907; she was 45. Buried in Barrs Settlement, NS.

 

On 21 Jan 1892 when Rachel (Annie) was 29, she married James Alexander Lively (61) , son of David Lively (9 Jan 1835-20 Oct 1919) & Ann McMullin (18) (19 Mar 1837-10 Aug 1917), in Upper Kennetcook, NS. Born on 27 Dec 1864 in Barrs Settlement, NS. James Alexander died in Maitland, Hants Co., NS, on 30 Nov 1937; he was 72. Buried in Oak Island Hill Cemetery. Residence: Gore (1901 Census).

 

Parents are named as David Lively and Ann McMullin on marriage and on death certificates (NSHVS). Wife Eunice, son Homer, Maitland.

 

1911 census Douglas, Hants, James Dec 1863, Unis, wife, July 1870, Elsworth, son Dec 1891, Lila, dau, Nov 1896, Edith, dau, Jan 1903, James Henry, son, Jun 1910.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Elsworth H. (12 Dec 1892-) Born on 12 Dec 1892.

                               ii.             Leila M. (27 Sep 1897-) Born on 27 Sep 1897.

                              iii.             Edith (Jan 1903-) Born in Jan 1903.

 

 

Family of Rachel McMullin (16) & Daniel McDougall

 

 

51. James “Alexander” McDougall (Rachel McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1856 in Kempt, Hants Co., N.S. James “Alexander” died in Devon, Hfx. Co., N.S., on 15 Nov 1899; he was 43. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1890 Goffs, 1896 Antrim.

 

The obituary of Alexander McDougall reads as follows:

 

“A gloom has been cast over this community by the sudden death of Mr. Alexander McDougall of Guysborough Road, which occured at his fathers home on November 15th. Mr. McDougall had been ailing for some time but his illness was not thought to be serious until Nov. 3rd; he had been to consult his physician the previous evening and on the following day had driven some distance alone and on his return went to his parents home close by his own place; where he was stricken with paralysis. Drs. Densmore of Elmsdale and McLean and Haliday of Shubenacadie were called but all their efforts were unavailing. The remains were interred at Gays River, and 31 carriages containing relatives and other friends followed the body to its last resting place. Rev. A. B. Dickie conducted the funeral service.

 

The deceased was born at Kempt, Hants County, 43 years ago, but removed with his parents when small, quite near his late home. He leaves a wife and one daughter, aged parents and four sisters to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father, a devoted son, and a kind brother. This is the fourth time that Mr. and Mrs. McDougall have been called to part with loved ones, two sons and one daughter having died some years ago and now their eldest and last remaining son. The sisters surviving are Mrs. John E. Long of Richibucto, N.B., Mrs. George Slocumb of Malden, Mass., and Mrs. Miles D. Goff and Miss Bella McDougall of Guysborough Road.

 

The bereaved ones feel deeply the kindness shown by their neighbours and friends in their affliction, during the painful illness friends were ready to help and sympathize with the family and the many cts of devotion proved the high esteem in which the deceased was held by those who knew him. Mr. A. Gladwin’s consideration for all their wishes and his kind and sympathetic manner while performing the duties of Undrtaker were appreciated by all the relatives. The pallbearers were James G. Kerr, James McMichael, John McMichael, Edwin Hirtle, Freeman Nelson, Clifford Goff.”

 

Birth: 1856 (from 1861 census, 1 male 5-10; 1871 census, age 15; 1881 census, age 25; and age at death from gravestone, 44 in 1900)

Birthplace: Kempt, Hants Co., N.S. (from obituary and family bible), Windsor, NS (stated on marriage registration to Ruth Sibley, 1892)

Death: Nov 15 (from obituary and family bible), 1900 (from gravestone), Place: Devon, Hfx. Co., N.S. (from obituary)

 

McDougall, J.A., d. 15 Nov. 1899 at Guysboro Road, ae 43 (PW). Since his gravestone says 1900 but no date, it is likely he died 15 Nov. 1899 and was buried in 1900.

 

On 17 Sep 1888 when James “Alexander” was 32, he first married Mary Eleanor Goff, daughter of William Goff (22 Jul 1823-11 Feb 1885) & Hannah Ann Dickey (3 Aug 1826-26 Nov 1900). Born on 24 Feb 1854 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Mary Eleanor died in Devon, Hfx. Co. Nova Scotia, on 27 Feb 1890; she was 36. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS.

 

Mary lived at home in Goff's, no doubt with many of the responsibilities which go along with being the eldest sister to a large family, until she was married on Sept. 17, 1888 at age 34 to Alexander J. MacDougall, of Devon, Hfx. Co. Mary’s brother Miles Dickey m. Alexander’s sister Martha the following day. Mary died in childbirth with their first child, 18 months later.

 

They had one child:

         113                i.             Mary Victoria (24 Feb 1890-18 Aug 1960)

 

On 2 Nov 1892 when James “Alexander” was 36, he second married Ruth Sibley. Born on 27 Jun 1855 in Wittenburg, NS. Ruth died in Wittenburg, NS, on 12 Aug 1902; she was 47.

 

“Ruth, 4th daughter of William Sibley (b. 25 Dec. 1796, d. 12 Mar. 1870, the 4th son of Stephen Sibley) and Eliza Thomas (b. 6 Aug. 1814, d. 1905), married Alexander MacDougall of Guysboro Road. After he died, she came back to Wittenberg where she died at the home of her mother.” From Mildred Burrows, A History of Wittenburg. Sam Moore confirmed that Alexander, s/o Daniel, was married to Ruth Sibley.

 

Alexander’s obituary, 1899, stated that he was survived by a wife.

 

McDugall, Ruth, ae 45, b. 27.06.1855, Gays River district, 1901 census.

 

McDougall, Mrs. Ruth Sibley, d. 12 Aug. 1902 at Wittenburg, Col. Co., in 49th year (PW).

 

52. Sarah Emma McDougall (Rachel McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 4 Jul 1858 in Kempt, Hants Co., NS. Sarah Emma died in Richibucto, NB, on 9 Jan 1939; she was 80. Buried in Rexton, NB. Residence: New Antrim (Before 1877), Richibucto, NB (After 1877).

 

Birth: 1858 (from 1871 census, age 13, she was married and in NB in the 1881 census, age 23)

Residence: Richibucto, NB, lived there from before 1881, until death

 

In 1935, MD Goff along with son John and daughter Flora travelled two days by car from Milford, N.S. to Richebucto, N.B. to visit Aunt Sarah, and children Lottie and Russell Long. Aunt Sarah was quite old by this time.

 

On 29 May 1877 when Sarah Emma was 18, she married John Edward Long in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. John Edward died in Richibucto, NB, Aged 68, in 1912; he was 66. Buried in Public Cemetery, Rexton, NB. Born on 10 May 1845 in Richibucto, New Brunswick. Occupation: (Seaman, 1877).

 

Son of John (sea pilot) and Amy Long.

 

1881 census of Richibucto, John 35, b. New Brunswick, Sarah 23, b. Nova Scotia, Emma 3, Laura 11/12, b May.

 

John, 55, Sarah, 42, Martha, 14, Russell, 12, Edith, 8, and Lottie, 5, are in the 1901 Richibucto census.

 

1911 Richibucto census: John E., b. Oct. 1846, Sarah, b. Jul. 1857, Laura, b. May 1881, Russell, b. Dec. 1889, Lottie, b. May, 1894, Edith, b. May 1896. These differ somewhat from the 1901 census and from personal information of Lottie’s daughter Sally.

 

[Obituary] John Long: The death of an aged and much respected citizen occured Friday afternoon in the person of Mr. John Long, after an illness of some duration. The deceased was 68 years of age and leaves to mourn their sad loss a widow, 4 daughters and 2 sons. The daughters are Mrs. Thomas Longon, St. John; Miss Laura, Chelsea, Mass., and Misses Edith and Lottie at home. The sons are Clarence, Malden, Mass. and Russel at home. Mr. Long was always ready to lend a helping hand in the time of need which won for him the respect of the community. Services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. Thomas Pierce. The pallbearers were George, James, Albert, William, and David Long and Fred Hannah. Internment in the public cemetery. (No dates).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Emma (Died as Infant) (1878-) Born in 1878. Emma died in Died In Infancy.

                               ii.             Laura V. (May 1881-26 Jan 1935) Born in May 1881 in Richibucto, NB. Laura V. died in Saint John, NB, on 26 Jan 1935; she was 53. She was never married.

                                                Not married.

 

                              iii.             Harold (Died as Infant) Harold died in Died In Infancy.

         114              iv.             Clarence (-bef 1937)

         115               v.             Martha Eunice (9 Jan 1887-13 Dec 1925)

         116              vi.             Russell Goff (29 Dec 1888-18 Sep 1954)

                             vii.             Edith (Died as Child) (9 Feb 1893-) Born on 9 Feb 1893.

                                                Not married. Died young of TB.

 

         117            viii.             Charlotte (Lottie) Edna (3 May 1896-5 Aug 1970)

 

53. Martha Jane McDougall (Rachel McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 23 Dec 1862 in Kempt, Hants Co., N.S. Martha Jane died in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS, on 19 Jun 1925; she was 62. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Religion: Methodist (1891 Census).

 

Birth: Dec 23, 1862 (from family bible)

Birthplace: Kempt, Hants Co., N.S. (from obituary and family bible)

Death: Jun 19, 1925 (from family bible, obituary and gravestone)

 

Daniel McDougall’s mother was Jane Murphy, and Rachel McMullin’s mother was Martha, so Martha Jane was named for her grandmothers.

 

On 18 Sep 1888 when Martha Jane was 25, she married William Miles Dickey "MD" Goff, son of William Goff (22 Jul 1823-11 Feb 1885) & Hannah Ann Dickey (3 Aug 1826-26 Nov 1900), in Milford Station, N.S. Born on 14 Jun 1862 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. William Miles Dickey "MD" died in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS, on 10 Mar 1960; he was 97. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Residence: Goffs, Milford Station. Religion: Presbyterian (1891), United Church Of Canada. Occupation: Farmer.

 

MD or "Uncle Dick" and Martha Jane McDougall were married in Milford Station, Hants Co., one day following the marriage of Mary Goff and Alexander McDougall. MD worked for his father's lumber business and ran a shingle factory. They lived for a short time immediately following their marriage in Oldham, Halifax Co., where their first son was born, and then in a house on the Guysborough Road, Hfx. Co., near William Goff's home, where their remaining two sons and one daughter were born.

 

 In 1908, they purchased the Ross farm property in Milford Station. In the 1911 census, Guy 21, John 18, and Alexander 17 are living with Miles 48 and Martha 48. Flora is boarding with a Noonan family in East Dover. They built a new house on the farm in 1922. After the death of Martha in 1925, John returned to the farm and married Hazel Wright, who came to the farm to live. They carried on a successful farm for 36 years. MD went to Saskatchewan for a summer some time after Mrtha had apssed on. In 1944, M. D. sold the farm and moved with son John and family to a property in Milford Station next to the Milford United Church, a house which John built. He died in this house in 1960 at age 97. MD was a man of sterling character and was highly respected by all of the family members and the community at large.

 

“Miles Goff, 97, Dies at Milford,

 

Milford Station, March 15 - The death of Miles D. Goff, 97, which occurred at his home on Thursday, March 10, brought to a close the life of one of Milford’s oldest and highly esteemed residents.

Mr. Goff, who was born on June 14, 1862, was the fifth in the family of eight children born to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Goff, of Goffs, Guysborough Road. For 20 years he carried on farming and lumbering in Goffs, selling out in 1908 and coming to Milford with his wife and family. Here he purchased the Ross farm which he successfully operated until his retirement in 1944.

After retiring, he built a new home near the Milford church where he lived happily with his son John and Mrs. Goff. Four years ago he was called upon to bear the loss of his son John, who died very suddenly, but his Christian faith supported him and the excellent care given him by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Goff, helped to make life pleasant.

Mr. Goff was a home-loving man and was happiest there with his family, and was always pleased to welcome his friends. He was a man of strong Christian principles and convictions, and until a year ago was in attendance at all services in the Milford United Church of which he was a member. Of late, when infirmities of age prevented active participation in church and community activities, he was, nevertheless, interested in and supported all church and community work. He lived a full and rewarding life and even in the face of failing health never complaied, remaining cheerful until the last.

The funeral, attended by relatives and friends from his old home in Goff’s and friends from the nearby communities, was held from his late home on Saturday, March 12, and was conducted by his pastor the Rev. Russell MacLeod, who read comforting messages from the Psalms and the New Testament. He paid tribute to the Christian life of Mr. Goff and spoke of the Christian’s hope in the life hereafter. The Milford Choir led in the singing of “Unto the Hills” and “O Life That Will Never Let Me Go”. Burial took place in the Gays River Cemetery beside his wife who died in 1925. The many beautiful floral tributes testified to the esteem in which he was held.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the surviving members of the family, the daughter Flora (Mrs. Chester Wardrope) of Ottawa, sons Alex of Milford and Guy of Gull Lake Saskatchewan, who was unable to be present but who telephoned the family on Thursday. Also surviving are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             William "Guy" (10 Aug 1889-31 Oct 1967) Born on 10 Aug 1889 in Oldham, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. William "Guy" died in Gull Lake, Sask., on 31 Oct 1967; he was 78. Buried on 3 Nov 1967 in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK (CHRISTUS, Section 122, Plot C, Lot 3).

                                                Guy travelled by train to the Canadian Prairies on the seasonal grain excursions as a very young man, probably beginning 1912, and settled near Gull Lake, Sask. at a young age. His sister and brother John had already travelled to Saskatchewan, in her case as a teacher and John for summer grain work. Guy farmed on the 'Bench' south of Gull Lake. He was neighbours to and worked closely with the Connick family, Lester and sons Raymond, Bill and Dick. Other neighbours were the Wheelers - brothers Henry and Clyde, and later Henry’s son Leonard. They moved up from Minnesota around the same time as Guy arrived in the west. The Connick farm was just a mile down the road from the Wheelers. (Note: Rod Stork is Henry Wheeler’s grandson). Other neighbours included Henderson, Probert, Fralick, and Pilling. Guy farmed until 1954 at which time he retired, married Elvie Marion Borden, a native of Waterville, N.S., and moved to a small house in Gull Lake. They had an “adopted” daughter, Carole.

 

                                                On 25 Nov 1954 when William "Guy" was 65, he married Elvie Marion Borden, daughter of George Borden & Elizabeth Douglas, in Calgary, AB. Born on 16 Mar 1903 in Waterville, Hants Co., NS. Elvie Marion died in Gull Lake, SK, on 12 Dec 1990; she was 87. Buried on 17 Dec 1990 in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK.

 

                                                Elvie Left home at an early age and lived in New York, USA, as a Childs Nurse for several years. She served in the Canadian Air Force (W.D.) for 4 years during World War 2. She served in Moncton, New Brunswick, for 2 years, and then for 2 years in Lentonon, Yorkshire, England. After the war, she moved to Calgary, Alberta, and ran a Canteen for Jenkins Stadd (Groceteria). After her marriage, she moved to Guy's farm. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

         118               ii.             Flora Myrtle (19 Oct 1890-1 Nov 1971)

         119              iii.             John Roy (11 Jun 1892-5 Jul 1956)

                              iv.             Alexander Mac (26 Oct 1893-1 Dec 1966) Born on 26 Oct 1893 in Goffs, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Alexander Mac died in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS, on 1 Dec 1966; he was 73. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS.

                                                Alex was born at Guysborough Road, the namesake of his Uncle Alexander McDougall. Alex enlisted in the First War but did not serve overseas. He farmed with his brother in Milford until the mid 1920's when he moved to Shubenacadie and ran an oil delivery business for Imperial Oil. He later moved to Milford where he continued to run the oil business for many years.

 

                                                On 28 Jan 1926 when Alexander Mac was 32, he first married Elizabeth (Bessie) Eleanor (Wardrope) Grant, daughter of James “Edwin” Wardrope (1 Jun 1866-19 Jan 1954) & Margaret Jane Benjamin (25 Apr 1866-29 Apr 1938). Born on 16 Aug 1896 in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS. Elizabeth (Bessie) Eleanor (Wardrope) died in Shubenacadie, Hants Co., NS, on 20 Apr 1926; she was 29. Buried in Milford Station Cemetery, Hants Co., NS.

 

                                                 "Bessie"  Goff, a sister of Chester Wardrope (the husband of Flora Myrtle Goff),  first married to Mr. Grant. She died at 30 years of pneumonia.

 

                                                Apr. 20, 1926. Mrs. Alexander Goff died of pneumonia in her 30th year. She was one of the leading and most popular people of this place.  Active worker of Division, the Community Club, and a teacher in Sunday School. Loved by all. First married to Lamont Grant who died seven years ago. Second marriage was less than three months to Alex Goff. Survived by Alex Goff and a daughter Monta Grant, age 7. She was the daughter of Edwin and Margaret Wardrope. Three sisters: Jamina and Mildred of California and Jean of Mass., 5 brothers: Chester, Gull Lake; James and Everett of Milford, George of Conn., and Lewis of California.

                                                On 4 Sep 1929 when Alexander Mac was 35, he second married Eleanor Blanch Rath, daughter of Alonzo Rath (26 Oct 1866-1945) & Jessie C. Murray (8 Jun 1866-1943). Born on 7 Jul 1901 in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Eleanor Blanch died in Milford Station, Hants Co., NS, on 6 Nov 1989; she was 88. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS.

 

54. Rachel Annie McDougall (Rachel McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 26 Feb 1865 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Rachel Annie died in Malden, Mass., in bet 1920 and 1930; she was 54. Residence: Devon (1881), US (1882), Malden, MA (1900, 1910, 1920).

 

Marriage 6 Dec 1886, Malden, MA, George Slocumb 25, Annie R McDougall, age 20, res Malden, b. Nova Scotia, parents not listed.

 

Laura Long, age 19, is in the houshold of George and Rachel Slocumb, Malden, 1900 (dau. of her sister Sarah) as is an Ella McDougall, age 21 and 9 other lodgers. Rachel mother of 2 children, immigrated 1885.

 

1910 census Malden, Rachel, 38, widowed, mother of 2 children, year of immigration, 1881, Edna, 19, George, 16.

 

1920 census Medford Ernest Glidden, 39, Edna, 29, Lloyd 1 8/12, Rachel A Slocumb, mother-in-law, 55, immigrated 1882.

 

On 6 Dec 1886 when Rachel Annie was 21, she married George A. Slocumb in Malden, MA. Born on 4 Sep 1858 in Melrose, MA. George A. died in Wayland, Mass., on 14 May 1902; he was 43. Occupation: Teamster. Residence: Malden, MA.

 

Son of Asa (1823-1889) and Ann (Curtin) Moore Slocumb (NEHGS).

 

They had the following children:

         120                i.             Edna M. (27 Mar 1890-)

                               ii.             George (May 1894-) Born in May 1894.

 

55. Isabell K. McDougall (Rachel McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1879 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Isabell K. died bef 1930; she was 51. Residence: Somerville, MA.

 

Birth: 1879 (from 1881 census, age 2); marriage license 1906 says age 27 and US 1910 census says age 31

 

Residence: Devon, 1900 (Miss Bella McDougall, Guysborough Rd., bro. Alexander’s obituary); not in the 1901 census with her parents; Somerville, MA (US 1910 census, from mother’s obituary, 1915)

 

Marriage: Sept. 3, 1906 in Somerville, MA by Rev. David Martin, Bride: Isabel K. McDougall, age 27, residence Malden, occupation shoemaker, b. Antrim, NS, father Daniel McDougall, mother Rachel McMullen. Groom Ralph E. Prescott, b. 1882 Bethleham, NH, age 24, occupation clerk, father Nathan E Prescott, mother Ada P Bickford.

 

Born and died, 11 April 1907, girl, child of Ralph and Isabell Prescott, Somerville, MA.

 

1910 census Somerville, Ralph E Prescott, age 28, married 4 years, b. NH, Isabelle K Prescott, wife, age 31, b. NS, married 4 years, number of children 2, number of children living 1. Dorothy Isabel, age 1 4/12 (28 Nov. 1908), b. Somerville, Mass.

 

1930 census Somerville, MA, Ralph E Prescott, 48, widowed, Dorothy, daughter, 21, Isabelle, daughter, 16. Note: not found in 1920.

 

On 3 Sep 1906 when Isabell K. was 27, she married Ralph Eugene Prescott in Somerville, MA. Born on 18 Apr 1882 in Bethleham, New Hampshire. Residence: Somerville, MA.

 

1930 census Somerville, MA, Ralph E Prescott, 48, widowed, Dorothy, daughter, 21, Isabelle, daughter, 16.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Unnamed (Stillborn) (11 Apr 1907-11 Apr 1907) Born on 11 Apr 1907 in Somerville, MA. Unnamed died in Somerville, MA, on 11 Apr 1907; she was <1.

                                                Data from NEHGS

 

                               ii.             Dorothy Isabel (28 Nov 1908-) Born on 28 Nov 1908 in Somerville, MA.

                              iii.             Isabelle (1914-) Born in 1914.

 

 

Family of Jane McMullin (17) & James McDougall

 

 

56. James McDougall (Jane McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 31 Oct 1856 in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS. James died in Centre Burlington, NS, on 28 Mar 1942; he was 85. Occupation: Farmer, 1890 And 1896 McAlpine Directory, Cheverie (Listed As Jas. Jr.). Residence: Cheverie, NS.

 

James Jr. s/o James and Jane, of Cheverie, widower, b. Cheverie, m. 14 Sep. 1892 in West Gore, Elizabeth Lively (b. May 10, 1853 Antrim, N.S. d. March 3, 1929 Windsor, NS), res at time of marriage New Antrim. She is d/o William Thomas Lively (b. Rawdon, N.S. d. Oct. 11, 1899, buried Gay's River Cemetery) and his wife, Mary McMullin (b. 1828, d. Jun. 28, 1896, buried Gay's River, beside Daniel and Rachel) - this info. from Arleen Lively (alively@atcon.com, 21 July 1997) and verified at NSHVS. They lived in Cheverie. Mary McMullin is probably a sister of Rachel McMullin, Thus, if Jane, Rachel and Mary were sisters, then James Jr. married his first cousin.

 

1901 census, Kempt, James 44, Elizabeth 45, Minnie 16, Bertha 6. 1911 census, Kempt, James, head, Elizabeth, wife, Bertha, daughter.

 

James McDougall was listed as farmer, Brookville, in McAlpine’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1907-8.

 

Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, James, 26, Susan R. Wilcox, 25, d/o James and Lydia. Second Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, James, 31, widower, s/o James and Jane, Elizabeth, 39, d/o William and Mary.

 

On 1 Jan 1883 when James was 26, he first married Susan R. Wilcox in Brookville, NS. Born in 1858. Susan R. Wilcox died in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS, on 15 Nov 1889; she was 31. Buried in Bramber.

 

Daughter of James and Lydia (NSHVS).

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Minnie (9 Feb 1885-) Born on 9 Feb 1885 in Kempt Shore, Hants Co., NS. Residence: Kempt (1901).

                                                In 1891 census age 6 with grandparents James and  Jane. Mother Susan had died in 1889 and father was not yet remarried, until 1892.

 

                                                In 1901 census with James, Elizabeth (probably step-mother) and Bertha (probably step-sister).

 

 

On 14 Sep 1892 when James was 35, he second married Elizabeth Lively (49) , daughter of William Thomas Lively (26 Nov 1814-11 Oct 1899) & Mary McMullin (15) (1828-28 Jun 1896), in West Gore. Born on 10 May 1853 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Elizabeth died in Bramber, NS, on 3 Mar 1927; she was 73. Residence: New Antrim, Musquodoboit.

 

It is very interesting to find Elizabeth Lively married to James McDougall Jr. of Cheverie. There were three intermarriages between McDougall’s of Kempt, James Sr. and his siblings Daniel and Mary Ann, with McMullin’s of Antrim, siblings or cousins of Mary. Thus, James Jr. and Elizabeth may have been first cousins, or 2nd cousins.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Ellen “Bertha” (16 Apr 1894-23 Jan 1961) Born on 16 Apr 1894 in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS. Ellen “Bertha” died in Windsor, NS, on 23 Jan 1961; she was 66. Buried in Bramber Cemetery.

                                                NSHVS, d/o James McDougall and Elizabeth Lively. Her husband was the informant.

 

                                                On 27 Sep 1922 when Ellen “Bertha” was 28, she married Walter Reginald Salter in St. Croix, Hants Co. Born on 28 Mar 1901 in Upper Burlington, Hants Co.

 

                                                Son of George and Adela (Barrett) Salter, Upper Burlington.

 

57. Elizabeth McDougall (Jane McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 11 Jun 1860 in Brookville, NS.

 

McDougall, Lizzie, m. Stephen Wilcox, b/o Brookville (Bramber), 11 Sept. 1884 (PW).

 

Marriage in NS Historical Vital Statistics, Lizzie, 24, b. Brookville, d/o James and Jane, Stephen, 28, s/o James and Lydia, so brother of Susan married to her brother James.

 

On 11 Sep 1884 when Elizabeth was 24, she married Stephen Wilcox. Born on 20 Nov 1856.

 

1901 census Kempt

1911 Newport poll district

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Arthur (17 Jul 1890-) Born on 17 Jul 1890.

                               ii.             Ellsworth (30 Mar 1892-) Born on 30 Mar 1892.

                              iii.             Clifford (20 Sep 1894-) Born on 20 Sep 1894.

                              iv.             James (Jun 1898-) Born in Jun 1898.

                               v.             Cora (11 Jun 1898-) Born on 11 Jun 1898.

                              vi.             A. (16 Mar 1900-) Born on 16 Mar 1900.

                             vii.             Cora J. (Jan 1902-) Born in Jan 1902.

 

58. Alexander McDougall (Jane McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 12 Dec 1865 in Brookville, NS. Alexander died in Cheverie, Hants Co., NS, on 1 Dec 1910; he was 44. Buried in Kempt, Hants Co., NS.

 

Marriage from the NS Historical Vital Statitics, residence Summerville, parents James and Jane.

 

1901 census, Kempt, Alan 36, Agnes 32, Herman 3, George 2 mos.

 

An Alexander McDougall was listed as Carpenter, Kempt Shore, in McAlpines Nova Scotia Directory, 1907-8.

 

Death from NS Historical Vital Statistics, farmer, age 48.

 

On 1 Jan 1894 when Alexander was 28, he married Mahala “Agnes” (Aggie) Crossley in Burlington, NS. Born on 14 Nov 1867 in Summerville, Hants Co., NS. Mahala “Agnes” (Aggie) died in Malden, MA, on 30 Aug 1952; she was 84. Residence: Mass. (Before 1920).

 

Daughter of George Crossley, b. 23 Apr 1843, Kempt Shore, NS, d. 11 Dec. 1923, Summerville, Hants County, NS, and Sophia (Card) Crossley.

 

1911 census Kempt, McDougall, Agnes, Head, Widow, b. Nov 1867, ae 43, Norman, son, b. Oct 1904.

 

Mrs. Agnes MacDougall. Mrs. Agnes MacDougall, 84 years, widow of Alexander MacDougall and a retired Matron of the Chelsea Home for the Aged, passed away Wednesday morning, August 30 (1952) at a nursing home where she had been a patient for 4 months. A resident of Malden for fourteen years and a faithful member of Centre Methodist Church, Mrs. MacDougall was born in Summerville, N.S., the daughter of George and Sophia (Card) Crossley. She served as matron of the Chelsea Home for an eighteen year period prior to her retrement in 1938. Mrs. MacDougall is survived by one son Norman of Everett, Mass., and four grandchildren; six sisters, Miss Bertha Crossley of Avondale, Mrs. Etta Allen, St. Croix; Mrs. Jennie Harvey, Windsor; Mrs. Victoria Dodge, Summerville; Mrs. Charles Jadis, California; Miss Lilian Crossley, Los Angeles; one brother Harry A. Crossley, Salem, Mass. Mr. MacDougall passed away in 1910. Funeral services were held at the Weir Funeral Home. Internment in Salem Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Herman (Died as Child) (13 Aug 1898-3 Feb 1902) Born on 13 Aug 1898. Herman died on 3 Feb 1902; he was 3. Buried in Kempt, Hants Co., NS.

                               ii.             George (Died as Child) (18 Jul 1901-4 Feb 1902) Born on 18 Jul 1901. George died on 4 Feb 1902; he was <1. Buried in Kempt, Hants Co., NS.

         121              iii.             Norman F. (28 Oct 1904-22 Dec 1975)

 

59. William Henry McDougall (Jane McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 9 Feb 1869 in Bramber, Hants Co. William Henry died in Centre Burlington, NS, on 4 Jun 1939; he was 70. Buried in Pembroke, Hants Co., NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, 1890 And 1896, Summerville. Residence: Malden, MA (1929).

 

1891 census, Kempt, William 27 (perhaps not the right age), Zelma 22, Ralph 8 mos., also Alexander McDougall 29, same household.

 

William was in the household with James Sr. in 1901, also Ralph 10, Harry 8. Their mother had died.

 

William H. McDougall was listed as farmer, Walton, in McAlpine’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1907-8.

 

On 8 Oct 1889 when William Henry was 20, he first married Zelma Houghton in Brookville, Hants Co. Born in Jan 1869 in Brookville, Hants Co. Zelma died on 5 Jul 1895; she was 26. Buried in Bramber.

 

Daughter of Thomas and Amelia.

 

They had the following children:

         122                i.             Ralph (1891-)

                               ii.             Harry (17 Sep 1892-) Born on 17 Sep 1892 in Summerville, Hants Co., NS. Residence: Calgary, Alberta (1929).

 

On 13 Jan 1932 when William Henry was 62, he second married Annie Laura Foley in Pembroke, Hants Co., NS. Born in 1888 in Pembroke, Hants Co., NS.

 

Daughter of Elias and Mary (Smith) Foley.

 

60. Ezra McDougall (Jane McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 27 Apr 1874 in Kempt, Hants Co., NS. Ezra died in Boston, MA, on 8 May 1911; he was 37. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Cheverie, 1896.

 

Birth certificate - son of James McDougall and Jane McMullen (md Jan 1855, Gays River)

 

There is an  Ezra E Mcdougall in the 1900 US census in Somerville, MS, b Apr 1874 Nova Scotia, wife Delia (b. Ireland Mar 1877), immigrated 1896, married 1897, children Catherine M (b Jun 1898) and Walter N (b Apr 1900), also Daniel G McDougall (brother, b. May 1870, single, immigrated 1898) in the household. US census 1910 Boston, with additional children Helen (b. 1902) and Alice (b. 1903). Birth for Alice 12 April 1903, Somerville, names father Ezra b. Cheverie, mother as Delia Durkin. US Deaths, 8 May 1911 Boston, age 37, s/o James and Jane (McMullen) McDougall.

 

Ezra married Delia Durkin. Born in Mar 1877 in Ireland.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Catherine M (Jun 1898-) Born in Jun 1898 in Somerville, MA.

                               ii.             Walter Norman (18 Apr 1900-) Born on 18 Apr 1900 in Somerville, MA.

                              iii.             Helen (1902-) Born in 1902 in Somerville, MA.

                              iv.             Alice G (12 Apr 1903-) Born on 12 Apr 1903 in Somerville, MA.

 

 

Family of Ann McMullin (18) & David Lively

 

 

61. James Alexander Lively (Ann McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 27 Dec 1864 in Barrs Settlement, NS. James Alexander died in Maitland, Hants Co., NS, on 30 Nov 1937; he was 72. Buried in Oak Island Hill Cemetery. Residence: Gore (1901 Census).

 

Parents are named as David Lively and Ann McMullin on marriage and on death certificates (NSHVS). Wife Eunice, son Homer, Maitland.

 

1911 census Douglas, Hants, James Dec 1863, Unis, wife, July 1870, Elsworth, son Dec 1891, Lila, dau, Nov 1896, Edith, dau, Jan 1903, James Henry, son, Jun 1910.

 

On 21 Jan 1892 when James Alexander was 27, he first married Rachel (Annie) Lively (50) , daughter of William Thomas Lively (26 Nov 1814-11 Oct 1899) & Mary McMullin (15) (1828-28 Jun 1896), in Upper Kennetcook, NS. Born on 26 Oct 1862 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Rachel (Annie) died on 26 Oct 1907; she was 45. Buried in Barrs Settlement, NS.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Elsworth H. (12 Dec 1892-) Born on 12 Dec 1892.

                               ii.             Leila M. (27 Sep 1897-) Born on 27 Sep 1897.

                              iii.             Edith (Jan 1903-) Born in Jan 1903.

 

On 12 Aug 1908 when James Alexander was 43, he second married Mrs. Eunice Lytal in Upper Kennetcook, NS. Born in Jul 1870 in South Maitland, NS.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             James Henry (Jun 1910-) Born in Jun 1910.

 

62. Rachel Ann Lively (Ann McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 14 Jul 1869 in Barrs Settlement, NS. Rachel Ann died on 13 Feb 1926; she was 56. Buried in East Gore, N.S.

 

Rachel Ann married Leonard Angevine. Born in Mar 1868.

 

1911 census Douglas Leonard Angevine (Mar 1868), Rachel (Aug 1868), Frank L. (son, Sept. 1892), Fannie M. (daughter, Sept., 1896), Viola (daughter, Sept., 1903), Walter (son, Feb 1908), Clarence C. (son, Jul 1910), David Lively (father, Jan. 1833), Annie (wife, Mar 1838).

 

Beside them is Duncan M. Lively (Head, Apr 1857), John (brother, July 1870), Minnie (sister, June 1875), Ray McPhee (nephew, Feb 1901).Duncan was the s/o Jacob Lively and Katherine McPhee.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Frank L. (Sep 1892-) Born in Sep 1892.

                               ii.             Fannie M. (Sep 1896-) Born in Sep 1896.

                              iii.             Viola (Sep 1903-) Born in Sep 1903.

                              iv.             Walter (Feb 1908-) Born in Feb 1908.

                               v.             Clarence C. (Jul 1910-) Born in Jul 1910.

 

 

Family of Catherine McMullin (20) & Samuel Moore

 

 

63. Sarah Moore (Catherine McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1870 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS.

 

Minnie and James H. are with grandparents in 1901 census, otherwise no record of Henry and Sarah.

 

On 22 Oct 1891 when Sarah was 21, she married Henry McEwan in Milford. Born in 1868 in Oldham, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Minnie (16 Jul 1892-) Born on 16 Jul 1892.

                               ii.             James H. (11 Oct 1893-) Born on 11 Oct 1893.

 

64. Morris Samuel Moore (Catherine McMullin3, Alexander2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 25 Dec 1880 in Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Morris Samuel died on 25 Mar 1967; he was 86.

 

On 5 Jun 1912 when Morris Samuel was 31, he married Mary Victoria McDougall (113) , daughter of James “Alexander” McDougall (51) (1856-15 Nov 1899) & Mary Eleanor Goff (24 Feb 1854-27 Feb 1890), in Little River, NS. Born on 24 Feb 1890 in Devon, Hfx. Co., Nova Scotia. Mary Victoria died in Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, on 18 Aug 1960; she was 70. Buried in Gays River United Church Cemetery, NS. Religion: Presbyterian.

 

Mary Victoria McDougall was raised in the home of her Grandmother McDougall in Devon, Hfx. Co.  She is in the 1901 census with her grandparents, age 11. Mary and Morris Moore lived at the family home in Devon, and later moved to Carroll's Corner.

 

They had the following children:

         123                i.             Samuel Alexander (30 Apr 1913-6 Mar 1991)

         124               ii.             Morris Delmaine (29 Jan 1915-9 Nov 2006)

 

 

Family of Thomas Charles McMullin (22) & Lavinia Balcom

 

 

65. Edwin “Ross” McMullin (Thomas Charles3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 6 Feb 1869 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Edwin “Ross” died in Newton, MA, on 30 Nov 1953; he was 84. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

 

Information on this family came from descendent Jan Nelson:

Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001

From: Bnelson14@aol.com

 

Hi Doug. My grandmother Sadie Aletha McMullin Clifford, was the daughter of Edwin Ross McMullin and Sarah Bearisto.  My mother, Saundra Joyce Clifford Stampfler, is Joan Luthy's second cousin.

 

Edwin “Ross” first married Clara McKeen in Halifax, NS.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Grace Elizabeth (15 Nov 1894-8 Jun 1943) Born on 15 Nov 1894 in Stoneham, MA. Grace Elizabeth died on 8 Jun 1943; she was 48. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                Grace Elizabeth married George Allen Duke.

 

On 26 Dec 1896 when Edwin “Ross” was 27, he second married Bessie Evans, daughter of Robert Evans & Margarette Deane, in Newton Highlands, MA. Born ca 1873 in Halifax NS.

 

Edwin “Ross” third married Sarah Bearisto. Born on 30 May 1875 in Fairville, NB. Sarah died in Newton, MA, on 6 Feb 1930; she was 54. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

 

D/o James Bearisto of Charlottetown P.E.I. and Mary Martha(?) Murray.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Alice Viola (9 Jan 1903-13 Nov 1989) Born on 9 Jan 1903 in Brockton, MA. Alice Viola died in Mame, Michigan, on 13 Nov 1989; she was 86. Buried in Wyoming, MI.

                                                4 daughters.

 

                                                On 9 Apr 1924 when Alice Viola was 21, she married Carl Hamilton.

                               ii.             Arthur Jefferson (Twin) (22 Mar 1904-19 Sep 1988) Born on 22 Mar 1904 in Brockton, MA. Arthur Jefferson died on 19 Sep 1988; he was 84. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                               Not married.

 

                              iii.             Edwin Ross Jr. (Twin) (22 Mar 1904-12 Dec 1974) Born on 22 Mar 1904 in Brockton, MA. Edwin Ross Jr. died on 12 Dec 1974; he was 70. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                Not married.

 

         125              iv.             Philip Willis (11 Aug 1906-15 Apr 1971)

         126               v.             Earl Sprott (10 Dec 1907-)

                              vi.             Ethel Lavinia (9 Apr 1909-11 Aug 1976) Born on 9 Apr 1909. Ethel Lavinia died on 11 Aug 1976; she was 67. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                Never married.

 

         127             vii.             Mary Etta (12 Mar 1910-)

                            viii.             Harold Samuel (6 Jun 1911-28 Jun 1960) Born on 6 Jun 1911. Harold Samuel died on 28 Jun 1960; he was 49. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                Not married.

 

         128              ix.             Walter West “Jake” (8 Mar 1914-)

                               x.             Helen Rebecca (5 May 1915-17 Apr 1995) Born on 5 May 1915. Helen Rebecca died in Wareham, MA, on 17 Apr 1995; she was 79. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                No children.

 

                                                Helen Rebecca married Norman Hatch. Born on 9 Jul 1909. Norman died on 27 Oct 1986; he was 77. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

         129              xi.             Sadie Aletha (3 Jun 1916-9 Mar 2000)

                             xii.             Laura May (8 Nov 1917-24 Apr 1990) Born on 8 Nov 1917 in Newton, MA. Laura May died in Needham, MA, on 24 Apr 1990; she was 72. Buried in Newton Cemetery.

                                                Not married.

 

                            xiii.             Leon

                                                Died in infancy.

 

                            xiv.             Edna

                                                Died in infancy.

 

 

66. Charles Gordon McMullin (Thomas Charles3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 24 May 1872 in Little River, Musquodoboit, NS. Charles Gordon died in Newton, MA, on 1 Apr 1950; he was 77.

 

3 children

 

On 10 Oct 1900 when Charles Gordon was 28, he married Louise Jessie (Mona) McCaskill in Boston, MA. Born on 20 Aug 1876. Louise Jessie (Mona) died on 22 Jul 1967; she was 90.

 

They had the following children:

         130                i.             Gordon McCaskill

                               ii.             Helen (1913-25 Aug 1999) Born in 1913. Helen died on 25 Aug 1999; she was 86.

                              iii.             Lillian

                                                In 1929 Lillian married James Augustus (Gus) Farquhar in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

 

67. Almira (Alice) Bollong McMullin (Thomas Charles3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 10 Apr 1878 in Little River, Hfx. Co., NS. Almira (Alice) Bollong died in Newton Center, MA, on 4 Dec 1918; she was 40.

 

On 17 Jun 1901 when Almira (Alice) Bollong was 23, she married Albert Sawyer Bailey in Newton Center, MA. Born on 29 Apr 1875 in Baileyville, Washngton, ME. Albert Sawyer died in Clinton, Kennebec, ME, on 12 Jul 1944; he was 69.

 

Son of Jacob B. and Almira P. (Crafts) Bailey.

 

From Baileyville Pioneers, by David Mitchell James, Feb., 2006,

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/a/m/David-M-James-NH/PDFBOOK1.pdf

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Olga Elizabeth (6 Aug 1906-3 Aug 2001) Born on 6 Aug 1906 in Newton Center, MA. Olga Elizabeth died in Portland, ME, on 3 Aug 2001; she was 94. She was never married.

                                                Olga Elizabeth Bailey, 94, died Aug. 3, 2001, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home. She was born in Newton Center, Mass., a daughter of Albert S. and Almira McMullin Bailey. She moved to Clinton, ME in 1920 after the death of her mother. She graduated from Clinton High School and Farmington State Teachers College. She worked as a governess in Rhode Island for many years, then was employed as executive housekeeper at Rhode Island Hospital from 1945 to 1955. After that, she was an executive housekeeper at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Middlesex, MA, from 1955 until she retired in 1972. After retiring, she moved to Winslow to live with a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Stinson. She was a member of Pleasant Street United Methodist Church of Waterville. Surviving are a sister, Thelma A. Stinson of Scarborough; and three nephews and two nieces. Burial will be in Newton Center Cemetery, Newton Center.

 

                               ii.             Thelma Adela (6 Jul 1908-8 Jun 2003) Born on 6 Jul 1908 in Newton Center, MA. Thelma Adela died on 8 Jun 2003; she was 94.

                                                Three sons and two daughters.

 

                                                On 30 Jan 1926 when Thelma Adela was 17, she married Merrit Edward Stinson. Born on 22 Dec 1909. Merrit Edward died in Waterville, ME, in Apr 1981; he was 71.

 

68. Joseph McMullin (Thomas Charles3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 21 Oct 1885.

 

Child:

                                i.             Barbara (-Apr 2000) Barbara died in Apr 2000.

 

 

Family of John McMullin (23) & Margaret Ellen Dillman

 

 

69. Wilbert Arden McMullin (John3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 26 Jan 1872 in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia. Wilbert Arden died in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia, on 28 Mar 1955; he was 83. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank, NS. Occupation: Farmer, McAlpine Directory, Wyse Corner, 1896. Residence: New Antrim (1895).

 

Wilbert McMullin lived on the Guysborough Road at Wyse Corner, not far from Dollar Lake.

 

1901 and 1911 census, Meaghers Grant, with Ralph and Viola (1911), beisde his parents.

 

On 24 Dec 1895 when Wilbert Arden was 23, he first married Ida May Cruickshank in New Antrim, Halifax Co., NS. Born on 29 Nov 1875. Ida May died on 28 Sep 1912; she was 36. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank. Residence: New Antrim (1895).

 

Daughter of John and Isabel, of New Antrim.

 

They had the following children:

         131                i.             Ralph Bain (4 Jul 1896-)

                               ii.             Viola (Died as Child) (24 Jul 1910-15 Sep 1917) Born on 24 Jul 1910 in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia. Viola died in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia, on 15 Sep 1917; she was 7. Buried in St Andrews, Elderbank.

                                                Died of diptheria.

 

 

On 18 Nov 1914 when Wilbert Arden was 42, he second married Barbara Elizabeth Ashley in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born on 3 Jan 1888. Barbara Elizabeth died in Woodside, Halifax Co., NS, on 14 Jul 1960; she was 72. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank, NS.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Annie Phyllis McMullen (1915-1998) Born in 1915 in Wyse’s Corner. Annie Phyllis died in 1998; she was 83. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank.

                                                d/o Wilbert Arden McMullen (sic), b. Wyse’s Corner, and Barbara Elizabeth Ashley (NSHVS)

 

                                                On 17 Jun 1933 when Annie Phyllis was 18, she married Charles “Garnet” McMullin, son of Horris Douglas Steward McMullin (42) (6 Jan 1881-1974) & Jennie Dillman (10 Jul 1884-1933), in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in Jan 1911 in Lake Egmont, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

70. Minerva Jane McMullin (John3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 14 Aug 1874. Minerva Jane died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 19 Mar 1956; she was 81. Buried in St. Andrews United, Elderbank. Residence: New Antrim (1895).

 

At the time of the marriage to John Bain, he was listed as 30, she as 22, and they were both listed as single (NSHVS). His dates don’t match those at death, however.

 

At the time of the marriage to John Killen, he was listed as 20, she as 22, and they were both listed as widowed (NSHVS), but those ages are not close to her birth year.

 

On 18 Sep 1895 when Minerva Jane was 21, she first married John H. Bain in Wyse Corner, Nov Scotia. Born in 1865 in New Campbelltown, Cape Breton. John H. died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 5 Jun 1913; he was 48. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Occupation: Merchant. Residence: Dartmouth (1895).

 

At the time of death, his age was 53 years 7 months, reported by Minerva J. Bain.

 

1911 census John 51, Minerva 37, Wilbert 13, Anna 2.

 

They had the following children:

         132                i.             Wilbert Gladstone (19 May 1898-26 Nov 1923)

                               ii.             Anna McLellan (15 Jul 1908-) Born on 15 Jul 1908 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                On 30 Jan 1929 when Anna McLellan was 20, she married George William Leedham in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1903 in Dartmouth, NS.

 

On 18 May 1916 when Minerva Jane was 41, she second married John Killen in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born on 27 Feb 1866 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. John died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 25 Mar 1940; he was 74.

 

 

Family of Alexander McMullin (24) & Janet Taylor

 

 

71. George “Cameron” McMullin (Alexander3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 21 Jan 1871 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. George “Cameron” died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 17 Aug 1940; he was 69. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank. Occupation: Farmer, Little River, McAlpine Directory, 1896.

 

The stone of Cameron McMullin (sic) in Elderbank also includes Lewis E. McMullin, 1916-1981.

 

1911 census Cameron, Katherine, Ray, Adams and George, Little River.

 

Children listed in Jennie Reid’s Musquodoboit Pioneers, under Rhind, in the Guild family.

 

On 28 Oct 1897 when George “Cameron” was 26, he married Katherine McKeen, daughter of Adam McKeen & Ann McKeen, in Lower Musquodoboit, NS. Born on 17 Sep 1873 in St. Marys, Pictou Co., NS. Katherine died in Belleville, ON, in 1969; she was 95.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             David “Ray” (5 Aug 1898-8 Aug 1917) Born on 5 Aug 1898 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. David “Ray” died in Overseas on 8 Aug 1917; he was 19. Buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Weymouth, Dorset, England.

                                                Named in Jennie Reid’s Musquodoboit Pioneers.

 

                                                From Cemetery Records,

                                                Pvt David Ray McMullin

                                                Service No:297945

                                                Date of Death:08/08/1917

                                                Age:18

                                                Regiment/Service:Canadian Forestry Corps 15th Coy.

                                                Son of George Cameron McMullin and Katherine McMullin, of Elderbank, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

                                                Burial: Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England, Plot: II. C. 3173.

                                                 

 

                               ii.             Adams Willis (4 Dec 1900-19 Aug 1954) Born on 4 Dec 1900 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., N.S. Adams Willis died in Spryfield, Hfx. Co., NS, on 19 Aug 1954; he was 53. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., N.S. Occupation: Carpenter. Residence: Los Angeles (J. Reid); Spryfield, NS (Death).

                                                Mrs. Katherine McMullin, Spryfield, mother, informant of death (NSHVS).

 

         133              iii.             George Marshall (15 Aug 1905-)

         134              iv.             Lewis Edmund (1916-26 May 1981)

 

 

Family of Margaret Ann McMullin (25) & George William Cole

 

 

72. Harvey Everett Cole (Margaret Ann McMullin3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 25 Mar 1872 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Harvey Everett died in Stewiacke, Col. Co., NS, on 3 Apr 1945; he was 73. Buried in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

 

Harvey farmed on Elderbank back road -was one of the first to ship milk to Halifax. It was shipped by train -I think every day. He also had water bowls installed and electricity as soon as it was available. He sold the farm and moved to Stewiacke and ran an ice cream parlor. He was very involved with the temperance lodge and probably Odd Fellows. He died in Stewiacke in 1945 (from Dean Cole, Middle Musquodoboit, Jan., 2012).

 

On 24 Dec 1902 when Harvey Everett was 30, he first married Sarah “Annie” Ball. Born on 24 Jul 1871 in Brookfield, Queens Co. Sarah “Annie” died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 22 May 1935; she was 63.

 

ANNIE BALL (dau. of FRANK BALL AND FELIDA MARTIN)) was born July 1870 in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, and died 22 May 1935. She married (1) BERT MERCHY. He was born in Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Killed in Molega Mines. She married (2) HARVEY EVERETT COLE. He was born 1872 in Elderbank, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and died 02 April 1945 in Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia.

 

Children of ANNIE BALL and BERT MERCHY are:

i. ROBERT MERCHY, m. THELMA BALL; b. 1904; d. Norwood, Norfolk, MA.

ii. LILIAN MERCHY.

 

Children of ANNIE BALL and HARVEY COLE are:

iii. MARGARET COLE.

iv. EVERETT COLE. Lived in Western Shore, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and operated a store.

v. STANLEY COLE. Stanley Cole lived in Plainville, Norfolk, MA.

 

The Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics shows the marriage of Harvey Everett Cole, bachelor, 30, to Sarah Annie Murchy, widow, 31, on 24 Dec. 1902.

Also the marriage of Frank B. Murchy on Oct 1 1891 to Sarah Annie Ball

 

They had the following children:

         135                i.             Everett Francis (16 Oct 1903-)

         136               ii.             Stanley George (14 Feb 1905-)

                              iii.             Margaret Josephine (30 Aug 1907-) Born on 30 Aug 1907 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                Margaret Josephine married Austin McMichael. Residence: Gays River; Point Claire, Quebec.

 

                                                Austin Samuel McMichael, b. Jan. 31, 1905, Gays River, parents Samuel “George” McMichael and Eva Wilson Ford McMichael (NSHVS).

 

Harvey Everett second married Eunice Ann.

 

Wife at time of Harvey Everett’s death, as reported on the detah certificate (NSHVS).

 

73. Lillus Maud Cole (Margaret Ann McMullin3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 18 Feb 1875 in Little River, Hfx. Co., NS. Residence: Massachusetts.

 

Children names from Dean Cole, Middle Musquodoboit, Jan. 2012.

 

Lillus Maud married George Litchfield.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Bertram

                               ii.             Norma (Died as Child)

 

74. Norman Willis Cole (Margaret Ann McMullin3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1878. Norman Willis died in New Glasgow, NS, in Feb 1961; he was 83.

 

Family information from www.searchmytree.com (no name associated).

 

COLE, NORMAN WILLIS, 82, passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born at Elderbank, he was son of the late George W. and Margaret Ann (McMullen) Cole of Elderbank. At Elderbank, he operated a general store for 28 years. He came to New Glasgow 23 years ago and operated a grocery store. He was a member of Trinity United Church and the Conservative Party. He married the former Carrie Anna Marks in 1907 and she survives him; also surviving are one sister, Lillus (Mrs. George Litchfield), Plainsvolle, Mass.; two brothers, Sidney in Vancouver and Maurice in Elderbank; four sons, George in Lyons Brook, Marks in Liverpool, Willis and Dixon in New Glasgow, and two daughters Thelma (Mrs. Eric Wilkinson) Dorval, Que., and Frances (Mrs. Walter McCurdy) Louisville, NB. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

 

On 23 Oct 1907 when Norman Willis was 29, he married Carrie Ann Marks in Chelsey, MA. Born on 13 Feb 1886 in Murchyville, NS. Carrie Ann died in New Glasgow, NS, in 1989; she was 102.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Thelma Alice (9 Jul 1908-1989) Born on 9 Jul 1908 in Franklin, MA. Thelma Alice died in 1989; she was 80.

                                                On 17 Sep 1931 when Thelma Alice was 23, she married Eric Oscar Wilkinson in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1900 in Sydney, Australia.

                               ii.             George William (24 Jun 1912-) Born on 24 Jun 1912.

                                                On 9 Nov 1937 when George William was 25, he married Leona Myretta Cameron in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1919 in Spry Harbour, NS.

         137              iii.             Edward “Marks” (Twin) (30 Nov 1913-)

                              iv.             Norman Willis (Twin) (30 Nov 1913-) Born on 30 Nov 1913 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS.

                                                On 8 Jan 1938 when Norman Willis was 24, he married Vera Gladys Mildred Eisan in Musquodoboit Harbour, NS. Born on 5 Dec 1919 in Ship Harbour, NS.

         138               v.             Clarence “Dixon” (24 Dec 1917-)

         139              vi.             Frances Beatrice (22 Aug 1921-23 Aug 2000)

 

75. Clarence Bourke Cole (Margaret Ann McMullin3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 29 Jun 1879. Clarence Bourke died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 6 Sep 1923; he was 44.

 

On 1 Jul 1918 when Clarence Bourke was 39, he married Georgie Ella May Reid in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Born in 1898 in Brookvale, Hants Co.

 

There were 2 half siblings to Edwin, Norma and Dorthy  -they were George "Eark" Scott and Della McKellar -they were children of Georgie by Alex Scott who Georgie married after her 1st husband died (from Dean Cole, Middle Musquodoboit, Jan., 2012).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Edwin (”Jake”) Residence: Musquodoboit Harbour.

         140               ii.             Norma Litchfield (19 Apr 1923-3 Mar 2011)

                              iii.             Dorothy M.

                                                Dorthy M. Stillman, living in Rochester, NY.

 

 

76. Frank “Maurice” Cole (Margaret Ann McMullin3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 6 Jul 1882 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Frank “Maurice” died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 28 Jul 1966; he was 84. Buried in St. Andrews, Elderbank.

 

Family info from edwardpeck@telus.net

 

On 29 Dec 1915 when Frank “Maurice” was 33, he married Annie Rose Killen in Dartmouth, NS. Born on 18 Feb 1892 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Annie Rose died on 23 Oct 1968; she was 76.

 

Daughter of Arthur and Eliza Jane (Dillman) Killen

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Ivan Killen (11 Apr 1921-14 May 2004) Born on 11 Apr 1921 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Ivan Killen died in Leduc, AB, on 14 May 2004; he was 83.

                                                Ivan Killen married Janette (Jean) MacDonald (MacLean). Residence: Antigonish.

         141               ii.             Frank Carson (21 Nov 1916-8 May 1991)

                              iii.             Olive Irene (11 Apr 1921-8 Jan 1995) Born on 11 Apr 1921 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Olive Irene died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 8 Jan 1995; she was 73.

                              iv.             Jean Elizabeth “Beth” (16 Feb 1926-8 Nov 2011) Born on 16 Feb 1926 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Jean Elizabeth “Beth” died in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS, on 8 Nov 2011; she was 85.

                                                INNIS, Jean Elizabeth (Beth Cole), 85 Beth died suddenly, as she wanted, in her own home in Elderbank on November 8, 2011. She was born in her parents' house in Elderbank on February 16, 1926. She was the youngest child of F. Maurice Cole and Annie Rose (Killen) Cole. Beth attended school in Elderbank and went to work at Simpsons in Halifax at a young age. She retired from Imperial Oil in Halifax and moved back to Elderbank. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling and swimming. Beth was a woman of strong opinions and quick tongue and enjoyed the banter when questioned on her ideas. She also had a great memory for family and community events and was a walking genealogy source of the Cole and Killen families. For all of her working years in Halifax she travelled home to Elderbank every weekend, at first by bus. Beth was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, Elderbank New Horizons Group, UCW and St. Andrews United Church, Elderbank. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Dean (Rita), Dave (Helena) Musquodoboit Valley, Don, Regina and Elderbank, Ann, George, Eugene (Sheila), her namesake Betty (Calvin) and Lynn of Alberta. She is also survived by Jule's children, Brian, Gloria and Heather. She was predeceased by Gerald (Jule) Innis, her husband of almost 25 years, her brothers Frank and Ivan and sister, Irene. She is also predeceased by a foster family that lived at the farm, Gladys, Jessie, Marge, Frankie and Bennie Drysdale whom she considered family. Beth did not like visitations or funerals so in keeping with her wishes, there will be a graveside service and committal at a later date. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrews United Church , the Elderbank Cemetery or to the Canadian Arthritis Society.

 

                                                Jean Elizabeth “Beth” married Gerald Stuart “Jule” Innis. Born on 15 Feb 1920 in Elderbank, Hfx. Co., NS. Gerald Stuart “Jule” died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 3 Feb 2005; he was 84.

 

 

Family of William Joseph McMullin (26) & Elizabeth (Libbie) Fox

 

 

77. Esson “Freeman” McMullin (William Joseph3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born in 1875. Esson “Freeman” died in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, on 11 Sep 1904; he was 29.

 

McMullin, Esson Freeman, d. 11 Sep. 1904, ae 28, “leaves a widow, who lost a little girl, their only child, a few months before” (PW).

 

On 18 Sep 1900 when Esson “Freeman” was 25, he married Christie A. Smith in Halifax.

 

They had one child:

                                i.             Edna Rachel (Died as Infant) (1902-1904) Born in 1902. Edna Rachel died in 1904; she was 2. Buried in Musquodoboit, NS.

 

78. Annie Ormond McMullin (William Joseph3, Joseph2, Archibald McMullen1). Born on 22 Dec 1876 in Little River, Hfx. Co., NS. Annie Ormond died in 1963; she was 86. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

 

Annie Ormond McMullin md. George Frame of Gays River, Col. Co., N.S.  Annie and George Frame   had 6 sons and 4 daus.:

1 Carolyn Ruth (Mrs. Wm. Murray Smith)

2 Gladys Martha (Mrs. Leo Francis Pearse)

3 Jean MacDonald

4 Herbert Alexander md. Doris Geldart

5 Wm. Davison died in infancy

6 Josephine Edna (Mrs. John Homans)

7 George Archibald md. Madeline Awalt

8 Francis Murdock md. Dorothy Milne   <- Note: Father of Marion Frame, Truro.

9 Irving Haliburton died in infancy

10 Freida Esson md. Carl H. Archibald

 

(Source, Jennie Reid’s Musquodoboit Pioneers).

 

1911 census Gays River,

Frame, George A. Jun 1871, Annie O. Dec. 1876, Norma E. Oct. 1902, Gladys M. Apr. 1904, Jean M. D. Oct 1905, Herbert A. Mar 1907, J. Edna, May 1910.

 

On 24 Dec 1901 when Annie Ormond was 25, she married George Alexander Frame in Middle Musquodoboit, NS. Born on 26 Jun 1871 in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. George Alexander died in 1968; he was 96. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS. Residence: Gays River (1911 Census).

 

Son of Alexander Frame and Susanne Annand (Jennings, Musquodoboit).

 

From GENEALOGY OF THE FRAME FAMILY, by Rev. David A. Frame, D.D., Halifax, NS (undated, but late 1930s or early 1940s)

 

GEORGE ALEXANDER FRAME, born June 26, 1871. He remained on the home farm where by hard work and careful planning he has developed and extended his farming operations until his abundant labors and sound judgment have made him one of the most prosperous farmers in the countryside. He is interested in the Church and is an elder in the Shubenacadie United Church.

On December 24, 1901 he married Annie Ormond McMullin of Musquodoboit. Before marriage she was a successful teacher. Since then she has continued to live a very busy life. She has been careful and competent in the home in caring for a large family and, being well informed in all matters pertaining to farm life, has freely given of her best in aid of the various developments that have been brought about within and without the home. They have had a family of five boys and five girls. They are Norma Elizabeth, Gladys Martha, Jean MacDonald, Herbert Alexander, William Davison, Josephine Edna, George Archibald, Francis Murdoch, Irving Haliburton, and Frieda Esson.

1 NORMA ELIZABETH, born October 24, 1902. Graduated from Dalhousie University in 1922 with the degree of B.A. Married Rev. Albert Barnes Simpson July 17, 1923. He was a graduate of Dalhousie and Pine Hill Divinity Hall and served in World War I. They went to the Canadian Middle West and successfully ministered to congregations in Port Arthur, Shoal Lake and Winnipeg. His congregational work was interrupted when he became a chaplain in World War II. Since the end of the war he has been devoting his energies to the welfare of war veterans. They have four children, Allan, Jean, David and Carolyn.

  1.1 ALLAN B., born November 1924. He is a candidate for the ministry of The United Church of Canada and has given good service in mission fields of the Church. During the war he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He spent months in training but did not reach the desired goal of service overseas. When relieved of military duties at the close of the war he resumed his studies at United Church College, Winnipeg.

  1.2 JEAN, born in 1927 is attending college in Winnipeg.

  1.3 DAVID, born in 1928 is attending high school in Winnipeg.

  1.4 CAROLYN, born in 1930 is attending high school in Winnipeg.

2 GLADYS MARTHA, born April 21, 1904. Educated in the home school and at the County Academy. She decided upon nursing as an occupation and was accepted as a student nurse at St. john's Hospital, School of Nursing, Long Island City, New York, and graduated there in 1933. Following this she took a special course at Columbia University and later held a responsible position on the nursing staff of a hospital. During the war years her services were at the disposal of military authorities in the New York area. At the war's end she returned to private nursing.

3 JEAN MACDONALD, born October 14, 1905. Educated in the home school and at Pictou Academy. Like her sister she chose nursing as a sphere of work. She entered upon her training in the Rhode Island Hospital, School of Nursing, and graduated in 1928. She engaged in private nursing and except for brief interruptions has continued in this to the present.

4 HERBERT ALEXANDER, born March 4, 1907. Associated with his father on the home farm, he has by capable and intelligent labor aided in the development of the farm: the introduction of mechanical help, the replacement of buildings and the improvement of stock and poultry, all of which have resulted in liberal returns. On October 1, 1936 he married Doris Geldert of Cole Harbor who has since then cheerfully taken her full share of the many home duties requiring attention. They have one child, George Douglas born July 18, 1937.

5 WILLIAM DAVISON, born October 15, 1908 and died October 20, 1908.

6 JOSEPHINE EDNA, born May 12, 1910. Trained for a teacher. She taught school for several years. On October 7, 1933 she married John MacIntosh Homans of Clam Harbor. He is a merchant and carries on an extensive business. They have had a family of four girls, namely, Margaret, born November 26, 1935, a bright and lovable child who died July 26, 1944, a drowning accident; Janet Marie, Gladys Bonnie, Heather Frame.

7 GEORGE ARCHIBALD, born August 4, 1911. Attended Dalhousie University and graduated in 1932 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. Continued his studies at the Nova Scotia Technical College and graduated there in 1936 having taken the course in Mining and Metallurgy. He accepted a position with the International Nickel Co. of Canada in Copper Cliff, Ontario, and has continued in the employ of that company to the present. He is now chief test engineer in the Concentrator department. On September 8, 1938 he married Madeline Awalt. They have two children, Donna Arlene and Marion Jean.

8 FRANCIS MURDOCH, born December 29, 1914. He owns the southern part of the original Frame property upon which the old dwelling house has been standing for over a century. But now its days are numbered and soon it will be replaced by a new and modem one. This suggests that the owner will need a helpmeet and rumour says this lack will soon be remedied. He is a capable and hard-working farmer; a large milk and egg producer-indeed the place seems alive with cows -and chickens. Notwithstanding his manifold duties he takes time, at the proper season, to set the net and lure the wary salmon to his doom.

9 IRVING HALIBURTON, born September 8, 1916 and died December 17, 1916.

10 FRIEDA ESSON, born April 30, 1920. Educated in the home school and at Truro Academy. She decided -upon a business course and attended the Maritime Business College, Halifax. After graduation she accepted a position in Halifax and continued there until her marriage on November 2, 1940 to Carl Hiram Archibold who is employed with the Truro Electric' Commission. In order that her hand may not lose its cunning she continues at office work in Truro.

 

They had the following children:

         142                i.             Norma Elizabeth (24 Oct 1902-)

                               ii.             Gladys Martha (21 Apr 1904-) Born on 21 Apr 1904 in Shubenacadie, NS.

                                                Gladys Martha married Leo Francis Pearse.

                              iii.             Jean MacDonald (14 Oct 1905-1980) Born on 14 Oct 1905. Jean MacDonald died in 1980; she was 74. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

         143              iv.             Herbert Alexander (4 Mar 1907-)

                               v.             William Davison (Died as Infant) (15 Oct 1908-20 Oct 1908) Born on 15 Oct 1908. William Davison died on 20 Oct 1908; he was <1.

                              vi.             Josephine “Edna” (12 May 1910-) Born on 12 May 1910.

                                                On 7 Oct 1933 when Josephine “Edna” was 23, she married John MacIntosh Homans.

                             vii.             George Archibald (4 Oct 1911-) Born on 4 Oct 1911.

                                                George Archibald married Madeline Awalt.

                            viii.             Francis “Murdock” (29 Dec 1914-1985) Born on 29 Dec 1914. Francis “Murdock” died in 1985; he was 70. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

                                                Francis “Murdock” married Dorothy Milne. Born in 1915. Dorothy died in 1982; she was 67. Buried in Gays River, Col. Co., NS.

                              ix.             Irving Haliburton (Died as Infant) (8 Sep 1916-17 Dec 1916) Born on 8 Sep 1916. Irving Haliburton died on 17 Dec 1916; he was <1.

                               x.             Freida Esson (30 Apr 1920-) Born on 30 Apr 1920.

                                                On 2 Nov 1940 when Freida Esson was 20, she married Carl Hiram Archibald.

                              xi.             Carolyn Ruth

                                                Carolyn Ruth married William Murray Smith.

 

 

Family of Rachel McMullen (27) & Alexander McDonald

 

 

79. Duncan McDonald (Rachel McMullen3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 14 Jun 1866 in Musquodoboit, NS.

 

1901 census, Truro, Head, Widower, with mother Rachel, widow, brother Elmore, single, and children Jean, Alexander and Georgie.

 

On 8 Nov 1893 when Duncan was 27, he married Georgie E. Cutten in Truro. Born in 1872 in Onslow, Col. Co., NS. Georgie E. died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 6 Dec 1900; she was 28.

 

d/o David and Sarah.

 

The death of Georgiana E. Cutten McDonald, Dec. 6, 1900, is reported in the Truro Daily News (Colchester Archives).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Jean B. (14 Sep 1894-) Born on 14 Sep 1894.

                               ii.             Alexander H. (1 Sep 1896-) Born on 1 Sep 1896.

                              iii.             Georgie E. C. (17 Oct 1900-) Born on 17 Oct 1900.

 

 

Family of Thomas Gotobed McMullen (28) & Jessie McConnell McCully

 

 

80. Frances (Fannie) Robbins McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 7 Jan 1869 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Frances (Fannie) Robbins died in Halifax, N.S., on 12 Dec 1925; she was 56. Buried in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

 

On 29 Nov 1893 when Frances (Fannie) Robbins was 24, she married Archibald Foster McCulloch in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 19 Mar 1866 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Archibald Foster died in New Glasgow, NS, on 28 Mar 1936; he was 70. Buried in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Occupation: Merchant, Dry Goods. Residence: 1911 Census Pictou; New Glasgow, 40 Years.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Harold G. (Sep 1896-) Born in Sep 1896.

         144               ii.             Archibald “Cecil” (Apr 1901-)

                              iii.             Frederic I. (May 1905-) Born in May 1905.

                              iv.             Alene

                                                Alene married Bruce Cox.

 

81. Frank Aubery McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 11 Aug 1870. Frank Aubery died on 16 Feb 1941; he was 70.

 

1901 census Maitland, McMullen Frank (Aug 11 1870), Florence (Mar 3 1875), Gladdis (Jul 19 1894), Doris (Oct 13 1896), Frances (Aug 5 1897)

 

Frank Aubery married Florence Agnes McCulley. Born on 11 Mar 1875. Residence: Vancouver, BC (1946).

 

Daughter of Samuel Upham McCulley of Chatham, NB and Mary Grant Little of Kouchibouguac, NB (info from family bible via birth registration affadavit, NSHVS)

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Gladys Helene (19 Jul 1894-) Born on 19 Jul 1894 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                Gladys Helene McMullen Blair (1946)

 

                               ii.             Doris Lenore (12 Oct 1895-) Born on 12 Oct 1895 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS.

                                                Doris Lenore McMullen Martin, Vancouver, BC (1963)

 

                              iii.             Frances Mary (5 Aug 1897-) Born on 5 Aug 1897 in South Maitland, NS. Residence: Truro, 1902.

                                                Frances Mary McMullen Clutsau, Monteal, 1965.

 

                                                Elizabeth Florence Christine Clutsau, b. Montreal, Oct. 19, 1920

                                                Audley David Clutsau, b. Montreal, May 17, 1930.

 

 

82. Seneca Lent McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 14 Jul 1873 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Seneca Lent died in Saanich, BC, on 6 Oct 1941; he was 68.

 

Truro Daily News, Marriages, Sept. 12, 1893 Methodist Church, Lower Horton, S. Lent McMullen (sic) and Lucy R. Allison of Newport.

 

1911 census of Newport, McMullen, L., Head, Lucy, wife and 6 daughters, ages 15 to 3 months.

 

S. Lent McMullen went to Drumheller, Alberta in 1912. He soon commenced development of the Midland Mine, which operated under the direction of him and his son, Sidney, continuously until after 1987. The Midland Provincial Park and the Tyrell Museum are both gifts of land from the McMullen family.

 

He was named an Honourary Colonel of the Calgary Highlanders.

 

From the History of the Midland Provncial Park, Alberta: “The Midland Coal Company was established in the Drumheller field of Alberta by the McMullen family. Sydney G. McMullen, 1915-2000, son of founder S.L. McMullen, served in the Second World War and was president of the Drumheller Coal Operators Association. He retired to Calgary. He and his wife Anne, ?-1993, had two children, Lois and Bill.”

 

On 12 Sep 1893 when Seneca Lent was 20, he first married Lucy Rathbone Allison. Born on 26 Sep 1872 in Annapolis Royal, NS. Lucy Rathbone died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 25 Jan 1939; she was 66. Buried in Robie St., Truro. Residence: 78 Park St., Truro. They were divorced.

 

d/o Winthrop S. Allison and Cordelia Chambers

 

They had the following children:

         145                i.             Helen Kathleen (20 Aug 1895-)

                               ii.             Phyllis (21 Mar 1898-) Born on 21 Mar 1898.

                                                Died at age 15.

 

                              iii.             Lucy “Hazel” Roberts (2 Dec 1900-1989) Born on 2 Dec 1900 in Brooklyn, Hants Co., NS. Lucy “Hazel” Roberts died in 1989; she was 88.

                                                Not married.

 

         146              iv.             Florence Isabel Rathbone (7 Jun 1904-Jan 2004)

         147               v.             Margaret “Gwendoline” (27 Apr 1907-11 Jan 1999)

                              vi.             Allison (25 Feb 1911-20 Jan 1996) Born on 25 Feb 1911. Allison died on 20 Jan 1996; she was 84.

                                                Allison married William Yeadon.

 

Seneca Lent second married Lois McClintock Putnam. Born in 1883. Lois McClintock died in Saanich, BC, on 8 Dec 1969; she was 86.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Arthur

         148               ii.             Sidney (1915-2000)

 

83. Nellie Mabel McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 20 May 1875 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Nellie Mabel died on 1 Jun 1932; she was 57.

 

On 26 Jan 1898 when Nellie Mabel was 22, she married Learchus “Clyde” Davidson in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Born on 12 Mar 1869 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Learchus “Clyde” died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 7 Nov 1927; he was 58. Buried in Fairview Cemetery. Occupation: Merchant. Residence: Halifax, NS.

 

Son of Capt. Learchus and Sophia Davidson, Halifax.

 

1901 and 1911 census Halifax Clyde Davidson, head, b. Mar 12 1870, Nellie, wife, b. May 15 1875, Thomas, son b. Feb 15 1900, Patricia, b. Mar 1903 (1911 census).

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Thomas Gotabed McMullen (15 Feb 1900-) Born on 15 Feb 1900 in Halifax, N.S.

         149               ii.             Elizabeth Maud “Patricia” (17 Mar 1903-)

 

84. Charles Brantford McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 30 Aug 1879 in Truro, Colchester Co., NS. Charles Brantford died in Truro, Colchester Co., NS, on 18 Dec 1940; he was 61. Buried in Robie St., Truro. Occupation: Proprietor, Feed Mill (1910).

 

Charles Brantford married Gwendoline James. Born in May 1882 in Wales. Gwendoline died in 1962; she was 79. Buried in Robie St., Truro. Residence: Truro (1907).

 

They had the following children:

         150                i.             Gwynneth May (15 Jul 1910-1977)

         151               ii.             Frances (1916-5 Jan 2011)

 

85. Edward (Ned) Davidson McMullen (Thomas Gotobed3, Hugh2, Archibald1). Born on 29 Apr 1882. Edward (Ned) Davidson died on 21 Oct 1953; he was 71.

 

Operated/owned a store in Glace Bay N.S. 1901 - 1909

Managed Canada Cap Co. Truro N.S. 1909 – 1918

Worked in brother Lent’s Midland Collieries, Alta. 1918 – 1921

Managed Hardware store, Truro N.S.  1923 – 1926

Operated a farm north of Lacombe Alta. 1926 – 1936

Salesman for Parks Garage  Lacombe Alta. 1936 – 1946

Salesman for Lacombe Motor Sales  Lacombe Alta. 1946 – 1953

 

On 5 Jun 1907 when Edward (Ned) Davidson was 25, he first married Margaret Elizabeth (Greta) Urquhart, daughter of Frederick Urquhart (ca 1855-Mar 1903) & Lelia Cummings. Born on 17 Nov 1884. Margaret Elizabeth (Greta) died in 1916; she was 31.

 

They had the following children:

                                i.             Thomas Gotabed (23 Apr 1908-16 Oct 1941) Born on 23 Apr 1908 in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS. Thomas Gotabed died on 16 Oct 1941; he was 33.

                                                Merchant Seaman with Canadian National Steamships (Second Mate on S.S. Vancouver Island), Lost At Sea in enemy action, WWII.

 

         152               ii.             Frederic Davidson (12 Mar 1911-12 Nov 1970)

         153              iii.             Edward “Melbourne” (1 Oct 1914-28 Jan 1995)

 

On 6 Nov 1920 when Edward (Ned) Davidson was 38, he second married Elva Graham.

 

They had the following children: