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I have compiled this Kaulback History viewing original available Census etc Canada and USA, via , and  All great resources for us searching our

Nova Scotia ancestors. I have viewed all BDM at on various Kaulback, Kaulbeck, Kaulbach,

Kaulbech, Colback, Colbeck, Caulback, Caulbeck and any other spelling I could think of.

I have referred my work with Jane Wile’s work at  anyone with a Colchester County, NS connection would

Find her work invaluable. This family is a new addition to Our Cook family. Although I still have work

to do on Phebe Ann’s family I felt it was time to put it together for viewing.

Please feel free to write me at the email link above.-Sandra Scott Cook Nov 2011


First the George Kaulback and Sarah South do not belong to our family (unless a brother to William

Kaulback who married Elizabeth Mattatall) however I included the information as it may be

useful to other researchers of their family. I have copies of many of the records that I consulted

compiling this family.





John George Kaulback was born in Halifax according to death records of children. He most likely deceased

                        before 1850 as Sarah was living with daughter Elizabeth in 1850.

                        George, Sarah and Family moved to MA USA between 1821 and 1824.


married Sarah South May  15, 1815 marriage bond I have viewed. The bond was signed

                                                                                    by George Kaulback and George South. Sarah was born ab 1792 in Quebec according to death records

                                                                                    of her children.(she was age 58 on 1850 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts  USA Census)





                                                                        2  John George Kaulback-b July 1816 immigrated to USA in 1827 when young,

      Died Malden MA Nov 25, 1902 age 86y 4m 16 d.

Was in Grocery wholesale business alive in 1900 US  census John G. Kaulback age 80 widow  living with 2 of his sisters)

                                                                        2  Elizabeth Mary Kaulback b- Sep 1817 died Nov 28,1907 Malden MA age 90y 2m 11d a widow.

married Thomas A.B.Norris  ab 1818

Children- Thomas J B Norris  1840

                            Charles W Norris  1842

                            Henry G Norris  1844


Sarah Kaulback Dowse was informant on her death record.

Elizabeth was a widow in in sister Sarah Dowse’s home Sarah also a widow in 1900.


                                                                        2.  William Jacob Kaulback  b. Oct 13 1821 died Jan19, 1896 Fitchburg MA, USA age 74 y 2 m 6 d

                                                                                                                        Married Sarah C. Jackson June 6, 2858 in Boston City, MA USA

                                                                                                                         (marriage record says first marriage)


                                                                        2. Sarah A. Kaulback b 1824 Mass, USA

                                                                                                Married Nathaniel Dowse

                                                                                                            Children- from 1870 census USA

Mary E Dowse  F 27y

                                                                                                                                                Marion C Dowse  F 22y

                                                                                                                                                Charles H Dowse  M 16y

Sarah widow 1900 USA Census-had child Ethel Dowse. Age 13



                                                                        2. Charles W Kaulback b 1829 MASS USA


Ancestors and Family of Phebe Ann (Kaulback)Cook.



                                                Given the information above I suspect our line Starts with William Kaulback of Tatamoguche NS born about 1805.

                                                I suppose it is possible William could be a brother to George who married Sarah South above but definitely not a son.

                                                As shown on at time of my writing this November 2011.


                                                William Kaulback born about 1805 in  England (?) resided New Annan Tatamougche, NS


according to 1871 census New Annan NS William was 66 yrs old making him born about 1805.


married Elizabeth Mattatall –b about 1826 .

The surname of Mattall, Mattatall came from late registration of births of a couple of her children.

She was 45 on the 1871 . I believe Elizabeth may have had a middle name of Margaret or possibly

William had a first wife named Margaret?


On the 1871 Census New Annan household of William (66) German and

Wife Elizabeth(45) Swiss next is a daughter Echean, Eebean, Febean (22) William

(9) Thomas (8) George A(3) Martha(1)-

Margaret was a few houses away with her husband Edward Dunbar and son Robert(4)

Robert (21) (laborer) (German) (Church of England) was living in Truro on 1871 Census

with a Daniel , Elizabeth Smith and children.




                                                                                    1.Margaret Kaulback born ab 1842. Deceased before 1900. Family was living in Haverhill Mass

                                                                                                            In 1900 and Edward was listed as Widow. They were living next door to Margaret’s

                                                                                                            Brother Alexander Kaulback and family.

                                                                                                Married Edward Dunbar on Dec 1864 Edward born about 1819-1824

                                                                                    Marriage record- Margaret (spin) of William of New  Annan married Edward Dunbar(bach)born Waughs River.

                                                                                    No ages given on Marriage record.


                                                                                                            1.Robert Dunbar b Sep 1867 worked as a Motorman in MA, USA

                                                                                                                                    Married Carrie Unknown b March 1867 in Mass, her parents of NS.


                                                                                                                                                            Lillian Dunbar born July 1891 in Mass

                                                                                                            2.William Dunbar b Dec 7, 1871 worked as a Shoe heeler in 1900 Haverhill, MA.

                                                                                                                                    Married Mary unknown b. Aug 1872 in Nova Scotia


Janice Dunbar born Jan 1896 in MA USA

                                                                                                                                                            Bernice Dunbar born Apr 1899 in MA USA


                                                                                                            3.Davidson Dunbar b. 1880


On 1871 census ages given along with a son Robert age 4. This family immigrated to Haverhill MA USA.

See photo of 1900 Haverhill census below under Margaret’s brother Alexander’s family.



                                                                                    2.Robert Henry Kaulback born June 1849 New Annan Tatamagouche. Died Jan 08, 1929

                                                                                                On death record parents are Wm Kaulback b NS and Elizabeth Mattall b. NS

                                                                                                Informant Mrs. R. Kaulback wife age 79y 6m 7d

                                                                                                married Rebecca Harris Dec 11, 1877 St. Johns Anglican Truro.  b May 2, 1853

daughter of Isaac/George Harris (born England)(soldier)and Sarah Daniels(born Colchester Co. ab 1816

Robert was son of William(farmer) and Elizabeth  NOTE-Caulbach spelling on marriage record.

Witness on marriage  record our ANNIE AND WILLIAM COOK  Rev J.A.Kaulback- Ch of E.


Rebecca Harris Kaulback d. Jan 25, 1941 by accident she fell downstairs and fractured skull

Rebecca Harris Kaulback-Birth record Affidavit- George Harris as Father, birthplace of father Ireland,                                                    

Mother  Sarah Daniels of Colchester Co, (Sarah Daniels parents Asa Daniels and Mariam or Mary Hoar)

Going through available records Rebecca had at least 2 sisters Margaret Harris b ab 1852 married Francis Robertson                                        

Aug 25,1870 and Mary Harris  b ab 1850 married William Holmes Sep 24, 1874.                                                                                                

Brothers George b ab 1857,Isaac b ab 1859 Rebecca’s father was deceased by 1871 census as mother                                                                       

Sarah is listed as widow age 55.

Family on 1901 census Salmon River-Robert birthday July 1 1852 age 48, Rebecca May 02, 1854 age 46,

Arthur Jan 19, 1885 age 16, Katherine Oct 22, 1886 age 14, Another son Roscoe? Aug 12, 1890 age 10,

Roland Jan 20, 1895 age 6at home, is buried Watson St. Cemetery  Truro. ) R.G.Kaulback son Informant on death record

                             Rebecca Harris Kaulback signed affidavits for late birth registrations of children Arthur William Kaulback,

James Albert Kaulback, Katherine Kaulback, and Alice Elizabeth Kaulback    



1.Katherine Kaulback–b Oct 21, 1877

                                                                                                            2.James Albert Kaulback- b May 24, 1880

                                                                                                            3.Alice Elizabeth Kaulback-b. Jan 20, 1884

                                                                                                            4.Arthur William Kaulback-b Jan 25, 1886

                                                                                                            5.Laura Kaulback b.1883

married a Frank E. Sweet Dec 5, 1908

Laura Sweet signed Affidavit of Roscoe Kaulback Late birth registration stating she was his older sister.

                                                                                                            6.Roscoe (Ross) Grantland Kaulback-b Aug 20, 1891.

                                                                                                                        Married Agnes Delena(Lena) Crocker Oct 09, 1911 Bible Hill Presbyterian


                                                                                                                                                Ruth Grenneth Kaulback b ab 1912

                                                                                                                                                            Married Fred A.Cox June 23 1934 b about 1903

                                                                                                            7.Roland Lendof Kaulback – b Jan 20, 1895

                                                                                                                        Married Lena May Reid June 23, 1922


3.PHEBE ANN KAULBACK born ab 1850 daughter of Wm and Margt or Mary? Kaulback,

Anne was listed as a widow on her marriage record it is possible she was also widow of a Kaulback?

                             A second confirmation that Phebe was a Kaulback, from her sons George Peter Cook delayed birth

                             record mother maiden name Annie Colback. Affidavit  signed by Mary Ann Cook Pearson,

                             Phebe Annie Cooks daughter. I will continue to look for death records of her other children for

                             Further confirmations. Please see Cook page for more information on Cook Kaulback connections.


Married Aug 24, 1872 WILLIAM COOK son of GEORGE AND MARY ANN COOK.



                                                                               Mary Ann Cook b. 1870 Mary Ann Cook Pearson

                                                                                           died April 10, 1957 or 1958 in Wayne Michigan USA Age 87.

                                                                                           married William Pearson about 1906/7  born ab 1876 Scotland,

                                                                                                                   died May 19, 1948 Wayne Michigan USA.


                                                                               George Peter Cook b. Sep 25, 1871

                                                                                           married Mary Civilla ( Lily) Lee Dec 26, 1889, Halifax Presbyterian

                                                                                           Born Sep 2, 1872 Bridgewater (daughter of Samuel and Emma).

                                                                                                Henry William Cook b. 1876 died July 28, 1897.

                                                                                                                        married Jennie Sparks May04, 1896

John A. Cook b. Oct 1877 died  June 5, 1911 of Tuberculosis in Truro, NS.,                                                    

buried in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback St.Truro, NS.

married Sarah Melinda McCarthy May 20, 1908 in Truro,NS,

born Feb 04, 1887 in East Gore, NS, (daughter of Joseph McCarthy

and Esther Lemmons died Oct 06, 1969 buried in Terrance Hill Cemetery, Kaulback St.Truro, NS.

                                                                                                Clarence Thomas Cook b. April 07, 1879

married Elizabeth Adelaide Haley

                                                                                                Charles  Cook b. 1882.


See Cook Family of Truro for continued Descendants of William Cook and Phebe Ann Kaulback.


                                                                        4.William Kaulback b. Jan 8 1851 d.Dec 20, 1912 age 76 widow would make born 1836?

Informant Clarence Kaulback. Born Tatamagouche buried Terrace Hill Truro. Resided Pleasant Street.

William Possibly had a second marriage to a Rebecca Jane? husband William Kaulback

Rebecca Jane Kaulback died Dec 5,1912. She was buried Terrace Hill informant Mrs. Henry Brown.

                                                                                                            Married Mary Ann Wortman Sep 12, 1874 Truro, NS b. 1843

                                                                                                                        Marriage record his parents William and Eliz and hers Jacob and Eliz


                                                                                                                        1.Eunice Kaulback b. 1877

                                                                                                                        2.Clarence David Kaulback b. About 1878                                                                     

Married Nora Jane Lamont  b. Oct 31, 1882 d. Apr 18, 1956 age 73

Informant Mrs. W. Wallace daughter.

                                                Note from "Friends will sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kaulbach, who arrived here not

long since from Springhill, in the bereavement that has fallen upon their household - two children dying within the

last two weeks - Sophie May on Dec. 23; and Freeman, a boy of five years, on Tuesday, January 3. [Truro Daily News - January 5 “1911]


1.Dorothy Bell Kaulback b. About 1902 d. Oct 9 1997

Married Clarence Edward Weatherby

licence #1277 March 8, 1923 witness was

Mother Mrs Clarence Kaulback and Harry Boderham

                                                                                                                                                            Married #2  Walter Wallace


                                                                                                                                                2.Mary Melinda Kaulback  b. Aug 1903 d. Dec 13 1995 –

                                                                                                                                                            Married Harry Norman Boderham-Sep 28, 1920

licence 2741 Church of England 

Mary Melinda Kaulback signed 

witness sister Dorothy Kaulback –

parents Clarence and Nora

                                                                                                                                                            Married Horace McCarthy


Ida Mae McCarthy  b. Aug 8 1928

                                                                                                                                                                        married Gerald Lester Roode b. 1926 d. 1991


Terrance Gerald Roode  b.1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonita Gale Roode b. 1950 


                                                                                                                                                                        Nora McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                        Married Preston McNutt 


                                                                                                                                                                        Margaret (Marg)McCarthy

                                                                                                                                                                        married #1 Mr.Elliott

                                                                                                                                                                        married #2 Reginald W.Purcell



Married #4 William McLeod

                                                                                                                                                3. James Gardener Kaulback b.Jan 16, 1905  d. before 1995

                                                                                                                                                            Married Erma Sarah Langille Sep 3, 1927

witness-Mrs Ida Lamont and Richard Lamont

4..David Kaulback b ab Feb 1908 d. Dec 27, 1908 Springhill, NS

age 10months -informant Father Clarence Kaulback

5.Freeman Kaulback  b. About 1906 d. Jan 3 1911

                                                                                                                                                6.Sophie May Kaulback b. 1911 d. Dec 23 1911

                                                                                                                                                7. Richard Kaulback d. before 1995

                                                                                                                                                8. Herman Kaulback d. before 1995



                                                                                                                        3. Ruth Kaulback  b. 1879

                                                                                                                        4. Thomas Kaulback  b. May 7 1883 b-Aug 27,1881 d-Jan 14, 1932

Drown Swept into the river by a frisket

- Informant Clarence Kaulback –brother –Thomas died unmarried.


4. Martha Bell Kaulback b about 1854


                                                            Phebe Ann Kaulback born ab 1869


                                    Note-I have been unable to confirm that this Martha Kaulback belongs to this family I am including her only because she

                                    had a Daughter that she named Phebe Ann…(For now Why not? she belongs in someone’s family)

 I just want to keep her here until I can confirm one way or the other.


Upper Onslow Census 1871Martha age 17 unmarried with her little girl Febe Ann Kaulback  age 1 was living with elderly

Stephen Upham Esq. age 72, his wife  Mary Upham age 71,Abagail Upham age 70 and Ellenor Upham age 39.

Martha Kaulback lists herself  as Swiss. Note 1871 Census William wife Elizabeth Mattatall Kaulback lists herself as Swiss.

I think good possibility Martha Bell Kaulback Belongs…..


                                                                                    5. John Kaulback  b. Apr 8 1856 d. Sep 5, 1924 buried Belmont-

Father William Kaulback born England on death record informant John Gilmore Kaulback son.

1901 lived Salmon River, 1911 lived Fletcher Settlement Lower Londonderry NS

                                                                                                Married Letitia Fisher b. Apr 1 1856 d. July 24,1936 buried Belmont

informant Fred S. Kaulback son


                                                                                                                        1.Alexander Kaulback b. Jan 1 1882

2. John Gilmore Kaulback  b. Jan 24 1884 –Jan 25, 1885 d 0ct 19, 1937

            --informant Brother Fred Kaulback

                                                                                                                        3.Charles Louis Kaulback b. Jan 27 1886 d. Jan 30 1952

                                                                                                                                    Married Laura Cottam  May 13, 1914 in Bible Hill

                                                                                                                        4. Margaret Kaulback  b. Sep 16 1887

                                                                                                                                    Married #1 Joseph Benjamin Lindsay Sep 06, 1911 Truro C of E.

                                                                                                                                    Married Mr. Doughty

                                                                                                                        5.Frederick Stephen Kaulback b. Jul 16 1889 d. Feb 6 1965

                                                                                                                                    Married Eunice Ethel Delaney on Aug 16, 1916

                                                                                                                        6. Elizabeth May Kaulback  b. Jan 22 1891 married Oct 5, 1916

married Perry S. Lindsay (Railroad worker-Living in Swift  Current 1960)

(Elizabeth May Kaulback’s  god parents were her


7.Minnie Jane Kaulback b. Jul 6 1891

                                                                                                                                    Married Alvin Maurice Williamson on Nov 17, 1915



                                                                                    6. Thomas Kaulback b. May 4 1856 Tatamagouche, NS –Family Living in Truro on 1901 census.

 (Family moved to Haverhill MA USA)

                                                                                                Married Mary Jane Cole  May 18, 1882 Baptist Truro, NS b. Mar 24 1855 Truro, NS

                                                                                                Marriage record His parents William and Elizabeth her parents not listed.

                                                                                                Witness -to marriage Thomas Grey and Wm McCully.


1. Charles L. Kaulback b. Jan 29, 1875 (Shoe cutter) 1900 USA

                                                                                                                                    Married Florence (Flossie) Gertrude Hawes Jan 29, 1896 Andover Essex Mass

2. John Thomas Kaulback b. Jul 16 1883 in NS-(Shoe finisher) 1900 USA

            Married Mary Holt Sep 05, 1903 b. New Hampshire


                                    Bernice May Kaulback b Dec 30, 1903 Haverhill MA

                                    Viola Edith Kaulback b Feb 11, 1907 Haverhill MA

3. Robert Alexander Kaulback July 16, 1884

            Married Mabel J. Surette Aug 31, 1905 in Haverhill, MA

                                                                                                                        4. George W. Kaulback b. Feb 13 1886

                                                                                                                                    Married Ethel Arletta Blaisdell Feb 12, 1912 in Haverhill, MA

                                                                                                                        5. Edward Sidney Kaulback b. Jul 18 1888/9

                                                                                                                        6. Henry A. Kaulback b. Dec 5 1891

                                                                                                                        7. Rebecca (Maudie) Kaulback b. Jun 3 1894

                                                                                                                        8. Herbert Lester Kaulback b. Aug 6, 1898 in Haverhill, MA

                                                                                                                        9. Florence Edith Kaulback b. Dec 3 1900

                                                                                                                                    Married James A. Leith March 23, 1931 in Haverhill, MA

                                                Note 1910 census Haverhill a granddaughter Viola age 12 was also living Thomas age 62 and

                                      Mary age 56, Sons John T age 39, Edwin A. age 30,Herbert L age 23, and  daughter

Florence E. Age 20



                                                                                    7.Alexander Kaulback b. About 1861 Tatamagouche,NS (Immigrated to USA 1887)

                                                                                                Married Mary Ellen Fisher b. About 1861- married Aug 19, 1882 Church of England Truro

                                                                                                                        His parents William and Elizabeth and hers Robert and Elizabeth

Witness Maggie Nicholas and Thomas Kaulback.

(Immigrated with children to USA in 1895)


1.      Gordon E. Kaulback b. Sept 1877

2.      Arthur W. Kaulback b. Dec 1885

3.      Ellen May Kaulback b ab 1890 died age 7 Nov 29, 1897 in Haverhill, buried Truro NS

4.      Goldie A. Kaulback b. Jan 1895 in Nova Scotia         

Married George Ferguson June 25, 1913 in Haverhill MA born ab 1891 New Hampshire

5.      Helen Doris Kaulback b. Aug 4, 1904 Haverhill, MA

 (Note from the 1900 Census Haverhill also in the home was Brother in law Robert Fisher age 24)

Note-He was also living next to his Brother in Law Edward Dunbar see census below.

On 1910 Census Elizabeth M. Kaulback a niece age 19 was living with Alex and

Mary in Haverhill.- Daughter of John and Letitia Kaulback.


      Alexander Kaulback Haverhill MA 1900a-vertaa