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51 "Her funeral was one of the largest in Caledonia. A funeral service in the Presbyterian church, followed by interment at the White Chapel Cemetery in Ancaster, Ontario". SHARP, Emma Elbertha (I4367)
52 "Her parents may have been from Scotland as she was fluent in Gaelic. She was described as a petite woman, religious, hard working and a no-nonsense sort of person" MCLEAN, Mary (I397)
53 "HIGHWEEK parish includes Newton-Bushell, and is a suburb of Newton-Abbot, . . [which] is an ancient market town, picturesquely seated on the north side of the navigable river Teign, and near the South Devon Railway, 15 miles S. by W. of Exeter". ROBERTS, Joshua (I61)
54 "Hilda BILLING married Fred and they kept chickens in their garden; they had one son, Walter, who lived opposite to them." BILLING, Hilda (I14324)
55 "His death in the prime of life, caused by consumption brought on by exposure, while helping to cut a vessel out of ice, was the first break in the family. His remains lie in the English Church Cemetery" (1) BREHAUT, Daniel (I351)
56 "His mother died when he was 12, and he went to sea that summer with his father, helping to earn a living for the family. He continued in school for a time, but each year he spent more time on the family vessel. In 1916 he sailed with his father to New York in the Madeira, a 280-ton three-masted schooner. They carried lumber up and brought hard coal back. When he was 17, his father bought a second schooner, the Henry H. Dicks, and put him in command of it."

"In May 1940 he became one of the few schooner captains to actually hold a master's certificate. "

"Syd also had a large fox ranch during the 30s and up until the Second World War when the market for fox furs collapsed. He raised about 50 pups each year and had branched from the Silver foxes into the more expensive Platinum varieties just before the market crashed. By 1947 the foxes were gone and the pens torn down." 
MUNN, Hubert Sydney (I1560)
57 "His tombstone cites McLeod" according to Dot White. MCLEOD, Angus (I2969)
58 "I believe that Charles fell out with his father and I was told that he ran away from home". He married Georgina Clara HAMILTON, 20 August 1897, in Barton Regis, R.O., Bristol. Georgina was born about 1872, the daughter of Richard HAMILTON. BASS, Charles William (I4809)
59 "James Ebenezer, illegitimate son of Hannah MOORE, born 13th May 1852, having been adopted by William DERBY and his wife, was baptized for them 16 Jany. 1856." MOORE, James Ebenezer (I833)
60 "James never married and lived with his two maiden sisters, Sara and Harriet (Hatty). There were no servants at that time because we visited many times as Sara was most gracious and entertained often.... Besides being a successful farmer, he was a graduate of the University of Toronto in 1884. He was still alive in 1935 as much of this information came from a history prepared by him, celebrating one hundred years of Cuthbert's in Canada." CUTHBERT, James S. (I1522)
61 "Jane" COLDRIDGE, age 81 years, residing Parson Street, buried 10 December 1871. NOSWORTHY, Joan (I339)
62 "John Richard THOMAS was born in 1838, at Richmond, Kentucky, married Mary Jane COOMBE in 1861, at Macon, Illinois, and died November 15, 1916, at Beaver, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Congregational Church and the Masonic Lodge. His wife, Mary Jane COOMBE, was born at Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England, and came with her parents to the United States when she was twelve. She was confirmed in the Church of England and later became a member of the First Christian Church in Beaver.

To this union were born ten children; John Coombe (died in infancy); Louella Mary Elizabeth; Clara Belle; Annie Laurie; Selina Almira; Nettie May; Margaret Aronia (Ora); William Hayes; Arthur Garfield, and Maude Omega.

The family moved from Illinois to Missouri, where they operated a hotel and store. When these were destroyed by fire they moved to Kansas, and from there to Beaver in the spring of 1887. The five youngest children accompanied them to Oklahoma while the four eldest remained in Missouri.

In 1869 Mr. THOMAS was commissioned postmaster at Green Ridge, Missouri serving as postmaster for twelve years and holding the same office at Beaver for sixteen. He served in the Union Army for four years during the Civil War and was a member of General GRANT's personal bodyguard at Vicksburg. His love for his country and the flag was one of the strongest principles of his life.

He lived the life of a pioneer practically all of his days, being among the early settlers of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. He knew what it was to undergo the privations of a pioneer, and for a time he had to make a living for his family by hunting game for the wholesale market with his two young sons, but he never gave up and was known by all as a man whose word was as good as his bond. He was kind, honorable, broadminded and generous to a fault.

His wife, Mary Jane, was a typical pioneer mother. Her genial, friendly manner and motherly nature won the good will and affection of all who knew her. Ties of friendship were close in those days when the early settlers had to depend on each other in times of trouble. Her cares and prayers were not in vain for she lived to see her family of boys and girls grown to manhood and womanhood, well educated, respected and successful citizens". Written by Eleanor Tracy. 
THOMAS, John Richard (I5420)
63 "John Roberts, born May 11, 1819, son of Henry and Susannah ROBERTS, Murray Harbour, was baptized by me, Robert Alder, Missionary, July 18, 1819". ROBERTS, John (I649)
64 "John William Henry YELLAND worked at the Guerney Foundry along with his father. He went to work for them as a young boy from school. Then after he married he lived in Toronto for a while and had two children, Irene May and Helen Lorraine. While at Guerney Foundry, John was on the committee for arranging card games, bowling etc. They then moved to Millbrook, Ontario. While in Millbrook, John was a baker from 1835 to 1944. Three more children came along. Joan Winnnifred Hazel, Jacqueline Anna and John William Henry YELLAND (Jack). They then moved to Peterborough, Ont. in 1944 and John went to work for Canadian General Electric and worked for them for 30 years until he retired. I am told he enjoyed playing the mouth organ and was very good at it. The sixth child was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Deanna Kathleen. After his wife died in 1965 John remarried and remained in Peterborough until he died in 1980 of cancer". YELLAND, John William Henry (I505)
65 "June 6, 1935: Mrs Hannah Hugh HERRING's body brought home. Funeral June 7th, 2pm. Rev. Armstrong officiating". (Diary) Buried Murray Harbour South Cemetery, plot F 323, with husband, and daughter, Ruth.(Transcripts) HUGH, Hannah Brown (I653)
66 "Lucinda FILLMORE was the youngest child of John Adam FILLMORE Jr., and Martha Minerva CALKINS. She was born 13 April 1834 at Bennington, Wyoming, New York. She was three months past her 16th birthday when this census was taken [26 July 1850]. Lucinda FILLMORE was the mother of William PATTERSON, aged 6 months,[image shows him to be 6 months] as enumerated on this census sheet. ..." (The Fillmore's)

Lucinda married Leander (Lish) LOWER on 20 September 1855 in Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin. ( 
FILLMORE, Lucinda (I9159)
67 "Luther went to Hazelbrook on the train to visit a Jones family, some of his Baptist friends; he stepped through the door and dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 86." JORDAN, Martin Luther "Luther" (I2067)
68 "Lyman Elygin SMITHAM was born 13 October 1903 in Denver, Colorado. He married a woman named Thelma LONG; they never had any children. Lyman was a very good musician. He played for a short time with the Tommy Dorsey Band and few other good bands. He could pick up any instrument and play it. As my great grandmother used to say, ' He had the ear'. He never took lessons. He played the violin and many reed instruments. He would hear it and be able to play it. Lyman was an alcoholic and drifted around a lot. He was also a foundryman and owned his own company in Dallas, Texas at one time. He was stabbed to death in a rehab in San Antonio, Texas. " SMITHAM, Lyman Elgyin (I6153)
69 "Many friends will learn with sadness, regret and sorrow, the death of an old and esteemed resident, in the person of Mrs. Robert NORSWORTHY, August 16, 1927. Mrs. Norsworthy had a host of friends through her character and Christian sympathies. I remember they sang 'What a Friend we have in Jesus' at her funeral. I also remember their 50th Anniversary held at the home where I was born. Grandpa and Grandma Norsworthy are buried at the White brick Cemetery on Highway 53 near Fiddler's Green Road. It is the largest stone there. Uncle Will and Aunt Mary's names are on the one side, Grandma's on the other." written by Doris THOMPSON, Caledonia, Ontario.

Death Certificate: Rachel Rebecca NORSWORTHY, female, German origin, married, age 78 yrs., 5 days, died on 17 August 1927 at the General Hospital. Born 12 August 1849 in Glanford, housewife, 2 wks and 4 days in hospital; life in Ontario. Daughter of James SMUCK and Lucinda SHAW; both born Ontario. Informant: Mrs. Wm. FRANCIS, Copetown, Ont., daughter. Buried 19 August 1927 at White Brick Cemetery, Ancaster; Undertaker G. H. Swarts, Jerseyville, Ontario. Medical certificate stated primary cause of death was diabetes mellitus which she had had for many years; contributing factor being old age. 
SMUCK, Rachel Rebecca "Rebecca" (I4288)
70 "Marie THERIAULT (McIntosh) was adopted by Jean THERIAULT and Rosalie CORMIER; living at Tediche (Didiche?), N.B. in 1866?; also at Malakoff (Shediac area)". THERIAULT, Marie (I3108)
71 "Mary Ann was the only child of John BECK who never married. She lived with her brother, John Penny BECK, until he died. Though none of her family would report it, Mary Anne was reportedly schizophrenic. She was said to be quiet, well-behaved, and was able to do minimal amount of supervised work around the home." BECK, Mary Anne (I853)
72 "Max and Kitty O'NEILL had a family of 14 children." O'NEILL, Michael "Max" (I10241)
73 "Mina" B. MARCHON, age 37, died 15 October 1906 at Hancock, Houghton, Michigan. Married, housewife, born 1869 in Canada, daughter of Charles B. AYRES and Rodde CARNES. AYERS, Nina B. (I7273)
74 "On 23 Mar 1848 when Archibald was 30, he married Catherine DARRACH, daughter of Duncan DARRACH (1777-78-1849-53) and Margaret (Peggy) MacMILLAN (1779-1780-), in Clyde River Baptist Church. Reverend Silas F. Rand, Baptist minister. Witnesses: Malcolm DARRACH and Arch. McKINNON." (Gladish) Family F939
75 "On January 24, 1872, Mr. BREHAUT married Miss Margaret MACKINNON, a daughter of William and Catherine (Nicholson) MACKINNON, a native of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. They had nine children born to them, Ernest, Alder, Lester, Elsie, Louis, Cora, Lorin, John and Hammond. BREHAUT, George Hammond (I367)
76 "Rebekah, daughter of Hillary ROBERTS and Hariot, his wife, born 9 July 1829 and baptized 18 September 1829, by me, M. Richey". ROBERTS, Rebecca (I2815)
77 "Richard HIGGINS was born in England. Nothing is known of his childhood and youth, nor of the causes which led him to migrate to New England. How he reached Plymouth is unknown. .... The most probable view is that Richard HIGGINS was a passenger on one of the several ships which arrived at Salem, Massachusetts during the years 1629-32, most of whose passengers afterward settled at Plymouth". HIGGINS, Richard (I3824)
78 "She is buried within Free Ground at Grace Lawn Cemetery as Mrs. A. COUNTER; 22 July 1897. Her name appears below Aaron COUNTER in the cemetery files. There is no stone. TACY, Caroline (I9764)
79 "She took in my Aunt Mary MARTIN (nee Gosbee) and raised her till she was out of high school, when my grandmother Sybil Dorothy GOSBEE (nee Herring) and John Alonzo GOSBEE took ill." HERRING, Elsie Eunice (I935)
80 "She was described as a petite woman, never weighing more than 108 pounds" BECK, Catherine Flora (I859)
81 "The first settlers in this south-west corner of Prince Edward Island were three American Loyalist families, listed in the 1798 census as Nicholas HUGH, with a family of three, and William SENCABAUGH, and Mrs. FOSTER, each with a family of five. For several years they were the only inhabitants of Lot 64, the area bounded by the Strait, the Queens County line, and Murray River and Harbour". (draft article on Guernsey Cove, written by Robert C. TUCK). HUGH, Nicolas (I2791)
82 "The groom was William CUNDAY, a Bachelor of this parish. The bride was Mary HOBB, a Widow of this parish. They were married by Banns by the curate, Nicholas DYER on 18 January 1786. They both signed their own names. The witnesses were John WADE (who signed) and John CUNDAY (who made a mark)." (John CUNDAY was most likely William's brother)

Source: Archivist at Cornwall Family History Centre citing microfiche of marriage at St. Stephens by Saltash. 
Family F162
83 "The Isle of Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland, was home to Darrach ancestors. It is about 10 miles long and about 2 miles wide. In 1880 its population was about 800, and now it is about 100. The Old Parish Records in Colonsay only go back to 1796, and leave us without details on most of the 1806 relatives who emigrated". Angus William Beck.
DARRACH, Neil (I6465)
84 "The remains of the late Mrs. Mary NORSWORTHY, whose death occurred in Walkerton on Friday last, in her 93rd year, were brought to Ingersoll on Monday. The funeral took place from the residence of her son, J. C. NORSWORTHY, in the afternoon to St. John's Cemetery, Thamesford". Mary's parents, George and Alice CAUNTER, are also commemorated on the same headstone as Mary and her husband. CAUNTER, Mary (I4218)
85 "Their ancestors on the paternal side were of old Plymouth stock from England, while on the maternal side they were presumably German". (Biographies)

He appears in Ships & Seafarers of Atlantic Canada as shareholder in vessel Collison with his sons James Whitman BEARS, Isaac Alfred BEARS and son-in-law John William HORTON. Vessel built 1852 at Canso, 59 feet, 42 tons gross, registration closed when sold at Halifax in 1853. (Stobbs) 
BEARS, Capt. David (I1351)
86 "Their son Paul le jeune was born near St. Gabriel in January 1848." Paul married Marie Henrietta De LaBARRE and had a large family. (

Paul DUPUY's wife was an accomplished pianist as evidenced by this article published on 6 May 1899: " Mrs. Paul DUPUY of San Antonio is visiting Captain Ditto's family for a few days, prior to visiting friends at her former home at Boardman. Mrs. DUPUY is reported to be one of the most accomplished pianists in the state".

Her death was reported in the Ocala Evening Star on 26 October 1901. "The body of Mrs. Paul Richard DUPUY was brought to Boardman Thursday, October 24, from San Antonio for interment in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. DUPUY were members of one of the oldest families in the community, having come here many years ago, a young couple from Louisiana. They settled with a number of Louisianians at what is known as the Point on Orange Lake. Their home was in the midst of a fine wild budded grove previous to the freeze of 1894. Necessity after this caused them to move to San Antonio. Mrs. DUPUY leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death, besides many friends who admired her many good qualities".  
DUPUY, Paul Richard (I11850)
87 "There is some doubt about the birth date of the Beck's third child, Mary Ann. The family bible has 1813, but a stone at her grave says 1812. If she was born in 1813 it would appear likely she arrived after the family reached Guernsey Cove. Likely the ship taking the family reached P.E.I. in May since ship owners were anxious to start as early as possible to make two voyages before winter arrived again. Actually births at sea were far from unknown. The women of those days appear to have been a tough breed." ( J. Vere BECK, May 1982) BECK, Mary Ann (I114)
88 "Thomas NESSWORTHY was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. His father Cyril Osbourne NESSWORTHY was born in 1907 in South Shields. His mother was Lily NESSWORTHY. He apparently left South Shields as a young man and lived in Manchester where he met his wife Catherine HIGGINS who came from Doncaster. They married about 1936". NESSWORTHY, Thomas (I5149)
89 "Thomas Robert, son of John BROOKS and Frances, his wife, was born on the twenty-ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, and baptized on the tenth day of September of the above mentioned year in Murray Harbour, by me, Henry Pope, Minister. Witness: John BROOKS". BROOKS, Thomas Robert (I189)
90 "Verna lived with her second husband, Lewis SEARS, in Houghs Neck, Massachusetts. They lived next to a pier on Boston Harbour. Their son, Edward, was my Dads best friend growing up. Verna died in her 60's if I remember right--she had a nervous breakdown at mid-life and was kind of a recluse when I knew her. " BROOKS, Verna Maud (I995)
91 "WIDDICOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR. On Thursday last the remains of Mr. Henry CAUNTER, of Ponsworthy Farm, were interred in Widdicombe Churchyard, an the corpse and mourners conveyed thirther in a hearse and mourning coach. After the funeral it seems that the drivers (or at all events, the driver of the coach) partook much too freely of the refreshments provided, for after leaving Ponsworthy, on the return home to Ashburton, the coach was upset twice, and its inmates - a Mrs. NORRISH and a Miss PENNY - much injured. The former had her shoulder bone broken, and the latter her hip dislocated. They were lodged in some houses near at hand, and the following morning taken to their houses at Ashburton in a cart."
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 7 October 1869. 
CAUNTER, Henry (I3423)
92 "William Morgan was baptized at the Plaquemine church, Iberville Parish, age 3, in January 1867." DUPUY, William Morgan (I11852)
93 "William TURGOOSE was born in Lincolnshire, England. He first immigrated to Illinois, U.S.A. While there, he developed a horse trading business, ran a threshing machine and other agricultural pursuits. In 1861 he trekked across the plains to California in the covered wagon mode of those days. He arrived in Sacramento when that district was experiencing a flood. Hearing of the Cariboo gold strike he sold some of his horses. He kept four and landed with them in Victoria. He went to work with the horses on the old Esquimalt Road. After saving enough money, he sold his horses and headed for the Cariboo, where he bought interest in the famous Ruby Claim on Williams Creek. After two years he sold out his claims and came back to Victoria. and decided to settle in the District. He went out into Saanich and bought a farm originally owned by a H.B.C. doctor by the name of Tuzo. It was being then operated by a man named Fronton, probably on a rental basis, as he does not appear on a voters list of that period. This man planted a fifteen acre apple orchard. The farm consisted of five hundred acres and William TURGOOSE paid $10.00 an acre for it. The Northwest corner of this land is the centre of Saanichton. It stretched East to the Indian Reserve and South to the Michell farm. Part of it now is called the Saanichton Farm, while another part is owned by a grandson, Willard MICHELL.

After purchasing the farm, Turgoose made a trip to England, then back again to Illinois to marry his sweetheart, Emma POPE, then back to Saanich in 1865 to finally settle down. He bred purebred horses of the Morgan strain and introduced the Durham or Shorthorn breed of cattle. The progeny of the horses were in demand by the livery stables, while the progeny from his cattle became the foundation stock for many cattle ranchers. William TURGOOSE died in 1885, but his wife survived him till 1922. They had a family of seven children, one boy and six daughters. The first child, Fanny, remained a spinster. Emma married a building contractor by the name of MERKLEY. Annie married W. D. MICHELL of the pioneer Michell family. Carrie became Mrs. POPE. Mr. POPE was a sawmill man. Lottie was the wife of Bob STEWART, a miner. Winnie married Jack BROOKS, son of Henry James BROOKS, who had bought the old Deeks farm, or Logana Farm of years later. William TURGOOSE did not occupy any civic positions but he was keenly interested in the development of the district and gave land for the South Saanich School. The proviso of the gift was that it could only be used for educational purposes. The land still belongs to the school district, but the school itself was abandoned many years ago. There was a Post Office established at the Turgoose place, the forerunner of the Saanichton P.O." 
TURGOOSE, William (I2768)
94 "With regards the entry of the baptism of Thomas on 22 April 1779, the vicar made a mistake in the entry; it was written as follows: Thomas, son of William and AOWSWORTHY; he then added Ann before the surname, but did not correct the spelling of the surname." (Online parish clerk)

[There was another Thomas NOSWORTHY baptized in Widecombe in the Moor on 16 February 1779, an illegitimate child of a Mary NOSWORTHY. It is not known what happened to him. No record of a burial of a Thomas has been found to date. A Mary NOSWORTHY married John NOSWORTHY in Widecombe on 9 March 1788. He was reportedly a sojourner to the parish and a sailor. Two children were baptized to them in Widecombe in the Moor: John in 1789 and Jemima in 1790. Whether or not this Mary was the same Mary who gave birth to Thomas baptized 16 February of 1779 is unknown. Anne Brooks
NOSWORTHY, Thomas (I90)
95 "Without a baptism record, Thomas's parents remain unproved. The 1841 census supports the liklihood that he belongs in this family group based on the fact that Blanch MATTHEWS, age 72, and Blanch MATTHEWS, age 27, were in his home, as do the witnesses at his marriage to Grace, James and Blanch MATTHEWS. Also, the inclusion of "Harvey" as a middle name for his daughter, Joanna, helps to support this theory. (Anne Brooks)

Thomas and Grace immigrated to Adelaide, Australia, arriving 29 Oct 1847, on board The Duchess of
, from London. (J. Kilford) 
MATTHEWS, Thomas James (I6586)
96 # 2727: Richard COOMBE, died 23 November 1891 [?] Labr., residing Hospital, buried 26 November 1891, age 45. Buried by John M. Ward. East Stonehouse, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Royal Naval Hospital. COOMBE, Richard (I13398)
97 'The family lived next door to John Penny BECK, and the families grew up together. Jane BECK was a housewife and a good mother. She and her family resided at White Sands, P.E.I." Family F703
98 (1) 26 Feb. 1809. William NOSWORTHY, son of Thomas and Grace. NOSWORTHY, William (I181)
99 (1) Burial record states: William NOSWORTHY, age 3, 17 May 1812.

(2) Amy WEBBER maketh oath that the body of William NOSWORTHY was buried in woollen according to act of Parliament. The mark of Amy WEBBER sworn before me, John Lane KITSON, 17 May 1812. 
NOSWORTHY, William (I181)
100 (1) Buried age 14 months. (2) Memorial inscription: "In loving memory of George HARVEY who departed this life January 30, 1898, aged 67. Also his two sons. Also of Maria, beloved wife of the above who passed peacefully away October 17, 1908, aged 74. Their end was peace. HARVEY, George (I3685)

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