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The Family Attic

Queries Previously Published with Roots to the Past

Queries will remain on this website for one year. The most recent queries are found near the top. If you can help, please, contact the person who placed the query. Thank you.

Nova Scotia


Posted: January 31, 2007, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER; February 3, 2007, MONCTON; February 6, 2007, SUSSEX
QUERY: Who were Christopher Mailman’s parents? Christopher, born 1783 in Lunenburg or Annapolis Valley, married Catherine Beam (daughter of Catherine and John Beam/Boehm) in c.1808 at Saint John, NB. He died January 4, 1858 and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Contact: J. Galbraith, 95 Leighside Court,  Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 1Z6; email:

Posted: January 27, 2007, AMHERST
QUERY: Looking for family of Jennie Allan, of (Tyndal Road) Amherst, NS, mother of Douglas Vaughan who was born St. John, NB, April 24, 1926. Doug's father was Donald Bliss. Jennie gave up Doug to his grandfather, Dr. Gerald Bliss, Amherst, after his birth. Contact: Denise Allan, 29 North Adelaide St., Amherst, NS; email:

Posted: January 24, 2007, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
For Website: QUERY: Seeking information on Captain Henry Hebb (Master Mariner), born December 12, 1865, Lunenburg and died January 29, 1932. Henry married Ella Mae Meisner on September 15, 1888. What ships did Henry command and was were the purposes for his voyages? Are their sources available to learn more? Contact: Carole Van Lindt, 83-49 Dongan Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373 USA; email:

Posted: January 20, 2007, AMHERST; January 28, 2007, HALIFAX; January 27, 2007, MONCTON, January 31, 2007, SUSSEX
QUERY: Seeking information on James Andrew Marshall. James was born 1837 in NS or NB, the son of John Marshall. He married Ellen Whalen of NB in St. Luke’s Church, Portland Parish in 1864 and they had about nine kids before moving to Millbridge, Maine, USA. Who was James’ mother? Contact: Barbara Campbell, 64 Oakland Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 USA; email:

Posted: January 14, 2007, HALIFAX; January 31, 2007, Journal-Pioneer
QUERY: Seeking information on Aubrey E. Oxner who was born at Mahone Bay, NS, married Lena and died at Hazel Brook, PEI in 1962. What was Lena’s maiden name? Were there obituaries and where were they buried? Contact: Elizabeth Burbidge, 186 Highbury School Road, Kentville, NS B4N 4K1; phone: 902-678-5634; email:

Posted: January 13, 2007, AMHERST; January 2007, HALIFAX; January 2007, MONCTON & SUSSEX
QUERY: Seeking information on Albert Swinnmer (Swinhammer) of Hants County, NS who married Mary Swinnmer. Their children were John, Fred, William, Laurie, Brenton, Gladys, Annie, Eleanor (Ellie), Henry, Haddon and Bessie Matilda. Bessie, born 1874 at Upper Vaughs, NS died 1956 at Moncton, NB. She married David Synton MacQuarrie of Nixon, NB in 1902. Contact: Robert MacQuarrie, 212 Sumner Ave., Moncton, NB  E1C 8A7; email:

Posted: January 10, 2007, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who were John Henry Leary’s parents? John, born c.1795, married Charlotte Uhlman on December 30, 1829. He is listed as a Chelsea farmer in the 1838 census. He died October 20, 1872 at Upper Chelsea. Contact: Betty Anne (Colp) McDorman, 232 Northumberland St., Fredericton, NB  E3B 3J5; email:


Posted: December 27, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER; January 14, 2007, HALIFAX; January, GUYSBOROUGH JOURNAL
QUERY: Who were John Frederick Silver’s parents? John, of Lunenburg, was born c.1811. He married Margaret Elizabeth Fanning, the daughter of Maria and Edward Fanning, in the 1830's. John, Margaret and daughter Mary moved to Isaac’s Harbour, Guysborough County in 1838/39. Contact: Malcolm Silver, 32 Clysdale Drive, Dartmouth, NS B2W 2P6; email:

Posted: November 30, 2006, Western Star; December 24, 2006, HALIFAX, NS
QUERY: Seeking information on Florence Gabriel. Florence was born October 29, 1862 at Lamaline, NL, the daughter of Elizabeth Helen and Alfred Edmund Gabriel. She married William George Harvey on February 17, 1891 at St. Mary’s Church, St. John’s, NL. Did they move to Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, perhaps? Contact: Doug Phillips, 20 Reid Street, St. John's, NL A1E 2K6; email:

Posted: December 20, 2006, Journal-Pioneer; December 20, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER, NS; December 23, 2006, AMHERST, NS
QUERY: Who was David Leahy’s mother? David was born in December 1859, possibly at Charlottetown, the son of John Leahy of Limerick, Ireland and his first wife. John married his second wife, Ellen Doyle, in October 1863 at Charlottetown. David married Martini Rogers of NS in c.1883. Contact: Bill Leahy, 1018 E Julie Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283 USA; email:

Posted: December 16, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who were Elsie Margaret MacArthur’s parents? Elsie was born 1897, died September 30, 1956 and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Amherst, NS. She married George A. MacArthur (1891 - 1956). Their son, Pilot Officer George Reginald MacArthur was KIA July 20, 1944 over France. Contact: Linda Bell, 764 Kitley Line 3,  RR# 2, Jasper, ON; email:

Posted: December 12, 2006, SUSSEX; December 16, 2006, MONCTON; December 13, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on Loyalist William Hargrove of the 104th Regiment. William, born 1780 at or near Worcester, Worcester Co., Virginia, USA, settled in York County, NB in 1783. He had two brothers, also soldiers, William (initially settled in Shelburne, NS then went to NB) and Benjamin. Contact: Susan Taylor, email:

Posted: December 9, 2006, AMHERST; December 2006, Halifax
QUERY: Seeking information on Viola Madill, including her mother’s maiden name. Viola, born September 1894, daughter of Mary and George Madill, married Martin Theodore O’Connell. Viola and Martin had four children and both died young during the 1920's. Contact: Debbie Siler, Newport, RR#2, NS B0N 2A0.

Posted: December 6, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: What happened to Robert Moyle Smeltzer? Robert was born December 24, 1891, son of Emma L. Lohnes and John Henry Smeltzer; married Harriet Louise Schnare (born 1889) January 6, 1915 in United Baptist Parsonage, Mahone Bay. Their son, raised by Schnare family, was born beforehand, in November 1914. Contact: Jean (Smeltzer) Thomas, 4987 Gertrude St., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6K8; email:

Posted: December 2, 2006; AMHERST; December 14, 2006, NEWFOUNDLAND; December 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who was Mary Elizabeth Alexander’s mother? Was she aboriginal? Mary was born in 1866 at St. Georges, NL. She died June 4, 1947 at Halifax. Her father, Joseph Alexander, was from Montreal of Southern France. Among Mary’s siblings were twin sisters, Hariette and Henryetta. Contact: Lorraine Maskill, 3801 Eastern Ave., PO Box 554, Parrsboro, NS  B0M 1S0; email:

Posted: November 22, 2006, Journal-Pioneer; December 3, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking descendants of Frederick and Pearl Knight. Fred, born 1886, PEI, son of Rev. Matthew Richey Knight. Lived in Halifax, Toronto (1926) and Alberta. Pearl was widowed and married Mr. W. L. Smith. They lived at Port Coquitlam, BC. Contact: Barbara Capron via Diana Lynn Tibert:

Posted: November 29, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on the Coombs family of Milton, Queens County, NS. More specifically information on James Coombs who married Carrie Godfrey. Contact: Richard Morris, 75 Roxbury Cr., Halifax, NS  B3M 4S9; email:

Posted: November 26, 2006, HALIFAX; later Guysborough Journal
QUERY: Seeking information on Annie and Patrick Murphy who owned property and lived on Sober Island Road at Sheet Harbour, NS from the late 1880's to about 1919, when Patrick died. They possibly had five children: Martin, William, John, James and Joseph. Contact: Gregory Barrett, 28 Church Court, Bedford, NS B4A 3V5; email:

Posted: November 25, 2006, AMHERST; and HALIFAX at a later date
QUERY: Seeking information on Olive Theresa Fields (Field) and her family who may have been from the River John or River Herbert area. Olive, born 1910 at Boston, Massachusetts, USA, was the daughter of Charlotte Fields of Brookfield, Colchester Co. Charlotte’s parents were Mary Luxton Parnell Dennis and Martin Luther Fields. Need adoption information on sister, Elizabeth Baker, born 1904 at New Glasgow, NS. Contact: Pat Mathews, 2152 West LaHave, Pleasantville, NS B0R 1G0; phone: 693-2015; email:

Posted: November 22, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER; HALIFAX
QUERY: Looking to make contact with Diane and Kenneth Zinck or their daughter Angelina. In 1974, they lived at Bridgewater, NS. Kenneth is related to Hazel Swallow (daughter of Hattie and Harland Swallow, born June 1905), formerly of Annapolis, NS. Contact Hazel’s niece: Phyllis Pottle, 89 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA  01810 USA; or email:

Posted: November 18, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY (2 of 2): Timothy Copp lived at River Phillip in the 1840's. He married three times: 1st, Eliza Clarke; 2nd, Pamelia Davison; 3rd, Lucy McAlmon. Would like to correspond with descendants of his children: Eliza Inglis, Clifford, Fred, Alfred and George. Contact Alfred’s great granddaughter: Mary Deming, 1676 Ridge Rd., Frye Island ME  04071 USA; email:

Posted: November 22, 2006, LUNEBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on John Corkum. John (1792, Chester - 1845, Chester) was the son of Elizabeth Collicut and George Henry Corkum; married Martha Etter (daughter of Elizabeth Cleverly and Franklin Etter) on August 2, 1814; children, Joseph Etter Corkum (1815) and maybe Sophia Catherine. Contact: Virginia Basken, 358 Center St., Groveland, MA 01834 USA; email:

Posted: November 12, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who were Lavinia Ware Schrum’s parents? Lavinia was born in Halifax or Eastern Passage around August 1899. Were they Susan (Vowden?) and Peter Schrum? Contact: Paula Jones, 8460 213th Street, Langley, BC V1M 2J1; email:

Posted: November 11, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY (1 of 2): Where did Loyalist William MacIntosh settle? William, served with the 84th Regiment until it disbanded in 1783. He married Almira. Their daughter, Elizabeth, who married Neil Campbell of Windsor in 1784. Elizabeth and Neil’s son, Neil, married Martha Hill in 1832 at Londonderry. Contact: Mary  Deming, 1676 Ridge Rd,. Frye Island, ME  04071; email:

Posted: November 5, 2006, HALIFAX; November 8, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on Sarah, George and Thomas Dalton. These children of Mary (nee English) and Thomas Dalton were born between 1835 and 1840 at Lunenburg. Contact their eldest sister’s, Mary Ann, relative: Jack Kelly, 428 Great Rd., Unit #14, Acton MA 01720 USA; email:

Posted: November 4, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: (2 of 2): Seeking information on Matthew Ash Johnson (1787-1863) and wife, Mary Higgins (1783-1871) of River Philip, Cumberland, NS. Matthew and Mary had seven children: Nelly Hollis, Mary, Cynthia Oxley, Jonathan Weatherbee, Sarah Ann, Hannah Higgins and Amos Page. Contact: P. P. Moseley III, Esq., PO Box 12664, Wilmington, DE 19850-2664; email: 

Posted: November 1, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on Anthony Fredericks. Anthony, born in 1770, lived in the Lunenburg area. He married Amy (?) and together they had three children: William, George and Joseph. Where did Anthony originate and is he buried? Contact: Ev Fredericks, 127-2440 Old Okanagan Hwy., Westbank, BC  V4T 1X6; email

Posted: October 29, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking obituaries for Windsor Howard Luddington, born November 10, 1912; died December 1, 1970, and Joseph William Luddington, born November 19, 1910; died July 5, 1981. Births and deaths occurred in New Glasgow, NS. Contact: Barbara Campbell, 64 Oakland Street, Waterville, Maine  04901 USA; or email:

Posted: October 28, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking information on Matthew Johnson (c.1821-1877) and his wife, Dorcas McNutt (c.1826) of Little River, Cumberland County. They had ten children: James Hiram, Thomas Hazen, Matilda (Nancy?), Lucinda, Ida, Lucy Victory, Gaius Silver, Mary Ann, Thomas Frances and Robert Corey. Contact:  P. P. Moseley III, Esq., PO Box 12664, Wilmington, DE 19850-2664; email: 

Posted: October 25, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who was Maria Knock’s parents? Maria, born 1812, married Johannes Mossman on December 10, 1835. She died May 2, 1885. Contact: Carole Van Lindt, 83-49 Dongan Avenue, Elmhurst NY 11373 USA; email:

Posted: October 21, 2006, AMHERST; October 22, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Where was Mrs. Minnie E. Gray (Grey) buried? Minnie, died October 9, 1909, age 47. The wife of John Gray, Minnie lived on Fairbanks Street. She had three daughters, one living at Springhill, two at Dartmouth. Her headstone was found by police and delivered to Fairview Lawn Cemetery, but she is not buried there. Hoping to find her place of burial, so the headstone can be returned. Contact: George Newbury, email:; or Diana Lynn Tibert.

Posted: October 18, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on the children of James Mason (June 11, 1820 - 1855, Black Point,) and Mary Ann Richardson (November 10, 1824 - c. February 1854, Black Point). The couple married August 11, 1840 at Chester. Their early deaths orphaned about eight small children, including Daniel Mason (born August 22, 1848 at Mason’s Point). Contact Claudia Malloch, 129 Parkview Dr., Wetaskiwin AB T9A 3J6; email:

Posted: October 15, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking information on Neil McDonald, born September 1, 1819 at Bateston; died July 29, 1917, married Flora McDonald, born May 1, 1851; died April 19, 1934. Family resided at Catalone, NS. Contact H. C. Russell, PO Box 877, Rochester, New Hampshire, USA 03866; or email:

Posted: October 14, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: How do I gain access to old issues of the Oxford Journal? Specifically, looking for an article concerning the 1867 Election where Henry Pineo of Pugwash was elected to the local assembly. Contact: Dorothy Rafuse, 1 Portland Estates Blvd., Dartmouth, N. S. B2W 6A1; email:; phone (902) 434-5085.

Posted: October 11, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who were Mary's 'Matilda’ parents and what is her maiden name? Matilda, born December 31, 1839 (from 1901 Census), married Josiah Sarty. They lived at West Northfield and are buried there. Matilda died April 8, 1908. Contact: Lana Veinotte, 2280 HWY 10, RR #2, Bridgewater NS  B4V 2W1; email:

Posted: October 7, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who is Olive Dunn from Waugh River, Brule Point, Colchester County, NS? Olive married William Joudrie on December 3, 1863. She died May 5, 1865. Did she die in childbirth? Is Burton Dunn who is listed on her headstone in the Avondale-Brule Cemetery her son? Contact Kim Barlow, 1 Killarney Cr., Thorold, ON L2V 4C2; email:

Posted: October 1, 2006, HALIFAX; October 4, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who were Joseph Carver’s parents? Were they C. Brazil and Ambrose Warrne? Presumably, Joseph was born December 17, 1928 at LaHave, NS. Apparently, he (age 4) and his brother, Walter, (age 5) were found in bed with their deceased mother. Both were abandoned by their father. Joseph was adopted by Emma and Stephen Carver of Italy Cross. Walter was adopted by to a Mailman family. Contact: Lee-Anne Carver, 811 Railway St., Kenora, ON P9N 1A5.

Posted: September 30, 2006, AMHERST; October 1, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who was Arnold Joseph White’s mother? Arnold, born July 19, 1912, was the only child of Frank White who lived at Truro, NS in the 1940's. It is believed Frank was Roman Catholic and that he and Arnold’s mother were not married. Contact Arnold’s daughter: Dolores Phinney; email:; or contact Diana Lynn Tibert

Posted: September 27, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY (1 of 2): When was John Greek born and when did he die? John married Jezebel CorindaJessie’ (nee Mossman) Smith (born March 9, 1879; died May 10, 1927). John was Jezebel’s second husband. Was Jezebel John’s first wife? Contact: Carole Van Lindt, 83-49 Dongan Avenue, Elmhurst NY 11373 USA; email:

Posted: September 23, 2006, HALIFAX; September 27, 2006, GUYSBOROUGH; October 2006, HALFIAX
QUERY: Seeking information on JamesJimEhler of Guysborough County who married Nellie M. Smith of Lower Stewiacke, Colchester County, around 1920. Contact: S. Diane Smith, PO Box 593, Stewiacke, NS B0N 2J0; or email:

Posted: September 20, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Where is Dock Cove, Queens County? Edward Haliburton Nowe of Black Rocks married Emma MacDonald of Port Medway in 1897 at Dock Cove. Was it a private dock or does it now go by another name? Contact Sandra Town, 3710 Burnt Hickory Drive, Dacula, GA 30019  USA; email:

Posted: September 16, 2006, AMHERST, September 17, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking information on Pierre Geoffroy who was the son of Nicholas Geoffroy. Also interested in all information on the Geoffroy family in Nova Scotia. Contact: Margaret Coules, RR#3 Renfrew, ON  K7V 3Z6; email:

Posted: September 13, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who were Catherine Johnston (Johnson) parents? Catherine, born c.1825, was residing at Lunenburg when she married Samuel Lowthers on September 9, 1843 at Windsor, NS. They had one son, William, born October 2, 1845 at Lunenburg. Contact: V. Bergmann, Box 542, Baddeck, NS  B0E 1B0; email:

Posted: September 9, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who were James Donley McLean’s parents? Were they Ann and Hugh McLean from East River Pictou? James married Lucy Embree, daughter of Malinda and Jacob Embree, on May 29, 1877 at Oxford, Cumberland County. Contact: Jim Newman: 28 Dogwood Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USA; email:

Posted: September 6, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER; September 10, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking details on the life of mechanical engineer Emil Vossnach (Vossneck). Emil lived at Lunenburg  and worked at Halifax, once employed by William Montgomery, Halifax's NS iron foundry. Did he help development of three steam locomotives for Intercolonial Railway in the 1870s? Contact NS author and president of NS Railway Heritage Society, Jay Underwood: 16 Brook Court Unit A, Elmsdale NS  B2S 1J8; email:

Posted: September 3, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Where was John Tardy, captain of Brig Hooper out of Salem, born? John was born 1738; died 1791 (or 1797); buried in Little Dutch Church Cemetery (?), Halifax. He married Ruth M. Blaney at Marblehead, MA. Contact: Mrs. Kay Parkman Lamb, 129 N Kingston Avenue, Rockwood, TN, 37854; email:

Posted: August 31, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking an obituary for James Keizer, born April 4, 1819 at West Chester; died after the 1891 census and before the 1901 census. Where was he buried? He was a merchant at Conquerall Banks. Contact: Sherry Comeau, Box 164 Stewiacke, NS  B0N 2J0; email:

Posted: August 27, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who were Edward Phalen's parents and where was he born? Edward born c. 1874; died December 19, 1928, age 62; married Mary Ann Gallivan; lived Bridgeport - Glace Bay area; Edward’s known siblings: Hugh, Andrew, Patrick, John and James. Contact Edward’s grandson: Leo F. Peters, 187 East Emerson Street, Melrose, MA 02176 USA; email:

Posted: August 23, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking origin/parentage of Johan McDonel born c.1812. Married Eliza Tanner of Stonehurst, Lunenburg County in 1837, a school teacher in Black Rocks and had 13 children. Contact: Dave Tanner, 6824 Edward Arab Ave., Halifax, NS  B3L 2E1; phone: 902-454-8119; email:

Posted: August 19, 2006, AMHERST; August 20, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Looking for Daniel Campbell (Cambell) and his son, Enoch (born 1867) in the 1871 Census for Culloden, Digby County, NS. Was Daniel married twice? Contact: Carolyn R. Larsen, Gamleveien  13, 3218 Sandefjord, Norway; email:

Posted: August 16, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: A Family of Teachers - Searching for former students, colleagues or memorabilia of Susie (Silver) Leary, Florence Silver, Lottie (Silver) Smeltzer, Miriam Smeltzer, John Smeltzer and Ruth (Smeltzer) Haughn who taught in Lunenburg/Queens County schools. Contact: Joan Parks-Hubley, RR #3, Bridgewater, NS  B4V 2W2; email:

Posted: August 13, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Thomas Flowers married Ruth Tardy at Halifax, December 6, 1789; son, George married Rachel Morton at Halifax, 1808. Thomas lived at Dutchvillage when he died c.1792. Is this the same Thomas Flowers of Halifax who owned land near the Old Dutch Church in 1755? Contact: Mrs. Ben J Lamb, 129 N Kingston Ave. Rockwood, TN 37854 USA; email:

Posted: August 12, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who were Elizabeth Dunn’s parents? Elizabeth was born October 6, 1840, possibly at Brule, Waugh River, Colchester County, NS where she is found in the 1871 Census; died 1921. Elizabeth never married; her daughter, Evelyn Dunn, born 1872. Elizabeth’s siblings: John J. (died December 2, 1890), Annie J. (died July 27, 1894), Agnes (died November 13 or 18, 1863), Olive (died May 5, 1865, age 22, Brule Cemetery) and Burton (died August 15, 1882, age 19, Brule Cemetery). Contact: Kim Barlow, 1 Killarney Cr., Thorold, ON L2V 4C2; email:

Posted: August 9, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
Who is Jane Typhard living with John (born 1850 LaHave) and Margret Typhard (Typert) in the 1881 Census, Marie Joseph, Guysborough County? Jane, widow, age 58, French, born NB. Is she John’s mother and is she really German, born in Lunenburg County? Contact: Diana Lynn Tibert, RR#1 Milford, Hants County, NS   B0N 1Y0; email:

Posted: August 6, 2006, HALIFAX (later PEI)
QUERY: Seeking information to link three original MacInnis’ brothers in Cape Breton to Archibald MacInnis (McInnnis), born Sleat, Scotland on March 4, 1840, son of Katharine Robison (Robertson); married EuphemiaEffieMurchison, settled in PEI c.1861. Contact: Donald ‘Dan’ MacInnis, Suite 1802, 2 Silver Maple Dr., Brampton, ON  L6T 4R1

Posted August 5, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who were Daniel Chisholm’s Parents? Daniel was born at New Glasgow, March 1861; living with step-father, James Ryan, in 1901 Census; married Anetta Jane Connors from Spry Bay after 1901. Contact granddaughter: Barbara Smith, 48 Lemoine Street, Belleville, Ontario  K8P4G9; or email:

Posted: August 2, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on James Milne and his wife, Anna Sophia (Ross-Hebb). They married in 1867, Bridgewater, NS. When and where did they die? Where were they buried? Last found in 1871 Census, Lunenburg, Division 1. Contact: Douglas Ross, 79 Garden St., Forestville, CT 06010-6760 USA; email:

Posted: July 30, 2006, HALIFAX (and same week, PEI)
QUERY: Seeking information on Alexander Marshall Sr. (born 1766, Scotland). Alexander married Jane Brown (daughter of Jean Jamieson and Lawrence Brown) in January 1799, Canada; son, Alexander Jr. (born 1805; married Christy Stewart; son, Albert Dewar Marshall (born 1878, PEI). Contact: Charlotte Marshall-Potts, 8338 Stansbury Street, San Diego, CA  91977 USA

Posted: July 29, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who was Maria who married Mr. Curry (died 1857) on March 17, 1850 in Hantsport? Maria's mother was alive in May of 1850. Contact: Carolyn McGrath, 300 Front St. # 107, Pawtucket, RI  USA  02860; email:

Posted: July 26, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on the daughters of Harriett and Hector McLeod: Catherine Rebekah, born July 5, 1827, and Mary Harriett, born July 11, 1835; both baptized at Dutch Reformed Church, Lunenburg. Contact: Sandra Romkey, #1-66 Lakefront Road, Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 3C6; email:

Posted: July 23, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Looking for obituaries for Charles Robert Luddington, born 1914; died March 31, 1962; Beatrice R. LeLacheur Horne, born 1896; died 1984, and William LeLacheur, born 1893; died 1969. Births and deaths occurred in New Glasgow, NS. Contact: Barbara Campbell, 64 Oakland Street, Waterville, Maine  04901 USA; or email:

Posted: July 22, 2006, AMHERST; July 25, 2006, Sussex, NB; July 29, 2006, Moncton, NB
QUERY: Who were John McNab Cameron’s parents, born c.1836, possibly Pictou County, NS; married ChristiannaAnna’ c.1847 at Nashawack, NB; children, Annie, Caroline, Mary, James, Samuel, Jessie, John, Emmie, Byron Middleton (1886) and Everett Lorne. Contact: Karin L. Allan, 2 Sunrise Crt, Cobourg, ON  K9A 4J7; email:

Posted: July 19, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on Norton Cook, born 1861 on Port Mouton Island; married Melvina Pierce. Where did Norton go after leaving Port Mouton Island? Seeking Cook and Pierce researchers who might have information on this couple. Contact: Barb Meredith, 4 Grange Dr., Suite 8, St. Albert, AB T8N 3W9; email:

Posted: July 2006, Guysborough Journal
QUERY: Seeking information on Patrick Breen and his wife, Mary Jane McGuigain. They had a daughter, Matilda A. Breen, born November 20, 1879 at Goshen. Contact: John Breen, 204 Old Turnpike Road, W. Townsend, MA 01474 USA; email:

Posted: July 16, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking information on Thomas Henry/Harvey Milliken. Thomas, born at Bangor/Newtownards, Ireland in 1895, was a widower residing at Halifax on December 1932, possibly a marine engineer. No information past this date. Contact: Peter Bowman, PO Box 373, Roxboro QC  H8Y 3K4; or email:

Posted: July 15, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who is William E. Rowe, born Wenham, MA USA April 16, 1855; married Nettie McGrath, Bessie Dexter and a NS lady. William boarded a steamship at Yarmouth for Boston arriving September 1897. Is Sarah McKenna of NS connected to him? Contact: Carol Rowe, A3 Grandview Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403; or email:

Posted: July 12, 2006, LUNENBURG
QUERY (3 of 3): Seeking information on the Hessian soldier, Johan George Schneider (Snyder) and his descendants of Lunenburg County. Contact: Priscilla Haines, 1995 South 800 East, Mapleton, UT 84664, USA; or email:

Posted: July 9, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who were William H. White’s parents? William was born July 1871 at Tusket, Yarmouth County, NS. Were they Margaret and John White? Contact: Susan Mace, 4206 Avon Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026; or email:

Posted: July 8, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Who were Hugh McKenzie’s parents and where was he born? Hugh of East River, Pictou, born c.1800; married Catherine Anne Hamilton (Arran Settler) in March 1832 in St. James Anglican Church; children John and Anne; living Chaleur Bay in 1835. Contact: Lorna McKenzie Xixis, 94-1061 Aoku St., Waipahu, Hawaii 96797; or email:

Posted: July 5, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who were Regula Jr. Rudolph’s siblings? Regula Jr., daughter of Regula and Jacob Rudolph, arrived in Canada onboard the Ann in 1750; married Conrad Vosseller (Fauzler/Foseler) in 1753; lived in Lunenburg then Halifax. Contact: Kay Parkman Lamb, 129 N Kingston Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854  USA; or email:

Posted: July 2, 2006, HALIFAX; August 2006, GUYSBOROUGH
QUERY (1 of 3): Seeking information on Henry Luddington (August 1878, New Harbour - December 1962, New Glasgow); married Jessie Christine LeLacheur (January 1890, Rhode Island - February 1961, New Glasgow), daughter of Catherine Christina MacKinnon and William LeLacheur. Contact: Barbara Campbell, 64 Oakland Street, Waterville, Maine  04901 USA; email:

Posted: July 2, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking information for Joseph Cook (Cooke) born 1790 at Yarmouth and died 1860 at Digby. Contact: Chester W. Cook, 4 Gables Circle, Salem, MA 01970-1218  USA; or email:

Posted: June 28, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY (2 of 3, June 28, 2006): Seeking information on the Feindel family of Lunenburg County. Contact: Priscilla Haines, 1995 South 800 East, Mapleton, UT 84664, USA; or email:

Posted: June 25, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who did the sons of Thirza Mill and John Edwin Hosking marry? Joseph Hosking, born 1880 and Charles Hosking, born 1884, both born at Halifax, NS. Contact: Heather Brown, 153 Park Avenue, Shiremoor, Newcastle upon Tyne, England  NE27 OLD; or email:

Posted: June 24, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Where in Ireland was John Anderson (1800) born? His daughters were Margaret (born 1833 at Wilmot, NS) and Mary Anne (born 1836 at Bridgetown, NS). The family moved to Ontario in 1842. Contact: Gayle Dodd, 10 Grazebrook Road, London, United Kingdom N16 0HS; or email: 

Posted: June 21, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
Second QUERY: Who were Regula Jr. Rudolph’s siblings? Regula Jr., daughter of Regula and Jacob Rudolph, arrived in Canada onboard the Ann in 1750; married Conrad Vosseller (Fauzler/Foseler) in 1753; lived in Lunenburg then Halifax. Contact: Kay Parkman Lamb, 129 N Kingston Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854  USA; or email:

Posted: June 17, 2006, AMHERST; June 18, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: When and where was Margaret (nee McClusky) Wyatt (Whyatt) born in Scotland? Conflicting information found. Have information from 1875 onward, including mother’s death in 1880. Willing to share. Contact: Trena Heater (nee Wyatt), 1020 Shewell Court, Kingston, ON K7P 2R8; or email:

Posted: June 14, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER; June 2006, GUYSBOROUGH
QUERY (#1 of 3): Seeking information on the Loyalist family Haines (Hen) of Lunenburg County and Guysborough County. Contact: Priscilla Haines, 1995 South 800 East, Mapleton, UT 84664, USA; or email:

Posted: June 10, 2006, AMHERST; June 11, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Where is Samuel Crosbie’s grave? In Halifax? Samuel was born December 2, 1793, Dumfries, Scotland and died November 20, 1823, Halifax, NS; married Jane McKenzie who died August 24, 1851, Granville, NS. Contact: Richard Tucker, 27 Pine Plain Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481 USA; or email:

Posted: June 7, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
First QUERY: Who were Regula and Jacob (died 1750) Rudolph’s children? They arrived onboard the Ann in 1750 with at least one child, Regula Jr. Regula married again to Nicholas Eiggley. She died after delivering a child. Contact: Kay Parkman Lamb, 129 N Kingston Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854  USA; or email:

Posted: June 4, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: When did William Ledwidge arrive in Nova Scotia from Cork, Ireland and which ship brought him? William was granted land in Halifax County and settled on the Guysborough Road where he owned a grist mill. Contact (great great-granddaughter): Ms. Jean Palmeter, 561 Long Island Rd E., Grand Pre, NS   B0P 1M0

Posted: June 3, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking information for brothers, Chalmers (born August 2, 1883, Tidnish) and Lloyd A. McGlashing (born August 1, 1885, Tidnish), son of Elizabeth MacKinnon and John Ritchie McGlashing. The family lived in Amherst for many years. Contact (their grandniece): Sandi McIntyre, 8 Pine St., Woburn, MA  01801 USA; or email:

Posted: May 31, 2006, LUNENBURG and BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on the late Hazel Swallow of Cambridge, Massachusetts. and the Lunenburg/Bridgewater area. Is she related to Cecil O. Zinck or his wife? Contact: Phyllis Pottle, 89 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA  01810 USA; or email:

Posted: May 28, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Searching for descendants of John Purvis, born 1884 at Halifax, son of Mary Kennedy and Andrew Purvis. John was a brakeman for the ICR; married Maud Caroline Emmett; children Elsie (born 1905) and Arthur (born 1910). Contact: Ginny Carroll, 42 Linden Blvd, Hicksville, New York 11801 USA; or email:

Posted: May 27, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Former students and staff from the Interprovincial School for the Deaf at Amherst, please, contact: Ms. Carla Cummings, 31- 35 Clark Crescent, Nackawic, NB  E6G 1E1; or email:

Posted: May 24, 2006, LUNENBURG and BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Is there any connection between these two Emanuel Bolivars who could both be from the Conquerall areas
of Pleasantville? One is Emanuel Bolivar (1837-1883) who married Sophia Elizabeth Faulkenham. The other is Emanuel Bolivar (1930-2002) who married Elsie Stewart. Contact: Wilf Morley, 34 Elizabeth Ave., Bridgewater, NS B4V 1M2; email:; or call (902) 543-4358.

Posted: May 17, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information on Matilda Jane (nee Weagle) Aulenback and her mother Margaret Oickle who lived in Chelsea. Contact: Carolyn Zwicker, 327 Leary Fraser Road, RR#7, Dayspring, NS B4V 3J5; or call: 543-2135

Posted: May 2006, GUYSBOROUGH; and May 21, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who were the parents of John Agustus Behie? John was born c.1784 at Halifax and died September 9, 1867 at Sheet Harbour; married Ann Elizabeth Balcom. Contact: Doug Frizzell,, 35726 Abelia Street, Murrieta, California, USA; or email:

Posted: May 13, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking descendants of Norman and Isabella Graham, and John and Isabella Graham, who lived in Wallace, Cumberland County in 1838. Known children of John and Isabella were Alexander (born 1838) and David (born 1847). Contact: Maxine Staples, 10 Candlewood Lane, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 1A5; or email:

Posted: May 10, 2006, BRIDGEWATER & LUNENBURG (May 24, SUMMERSIDE, PEI; May 16, SUSSEX, NB)
QUERY: Seeking information on Peter Robert (Roubier), born c.1754, French Protestant. Sent to Saint Johns Island in 1778; married Catherine Lonchel at Charlottetown, PEI, July 9, 1781. Moved to Westmorland County, NB c.1810. Is he connected to Lunenburg, NS or the Huguenots from New Jersey? Contact: Frederick B. Roberts, PO Box 143, Joggins, NS, B0L 1A0

Posted: May 7, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who were Henry Snow’s parents? Where was he born? Henry born c.1796; married Alice O. Innes in 1839 at Halifax County; resulting in six children. They lived in Porter’s Lake. Henry may have had two brothers. Contact: Wallace Snow, 6331-13 Ave., Edson, Alberta  T7E 1S2; or email:
ADDITIONAL: Wallace’s father William had a brother, Charles, removed from parents in 1914 and placed in the Halifax Industrial School for three years. William adopted by McLeod family in Cape Breton; Charles adopted by Roach family.

Posted: May 6, 2006, AMHERST, May 14, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking information on Loyalist settler William Lynch and family who came from Virginia to New Brunswick and then was granted land in Newport, Hants County, NS. Where in Virginia did William originate? Contact: Fred Gilligan, 13209 Windy Leaf Court, Woodbridge, VA  USA  22192; or email:

Posted: May 3, 2006, LUNENBURG & BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking information and old photographs of the old East Chester Post Office (originally called Duncan Post Office: 1881 - 1943) located at 3133 #3 Highway (across from Duncan Road) operated by the Duncan Family. Contact current owner who is restoring the home: Cathie W. Carroll, Executive Director, Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians, Suite 234 Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS B4A 3Y4; or email:

Posted: April 29, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Where was John Hines (1818 - 1866) born (was it Noel, Hants County?), who were his parents and siblings? John married Mary Gilmore McLellan (1825 - 1904). Where did the family originate? Contact: William LoGoff, 13 Cunard St., Richibucto, NB   E4W 3Y3

Posted: April 26, 2006, LUNENBURG and BRIDGEWATER (later in Halifax)
QUERY: Seeking information on The Willow Church Road Cemetery between the village of Waugh’s River and Tatamagouche, Route 311. Years of interest between mid 1800's to mid 1900's. Is there a plot plan available? Contact: Ken Hamilton, 116 Joffre St., Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 3C9; or email:

Posted: April 22, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking information, including burial place, for Robert Berry of Amherst in the late 1700s. Robert may have been a brother or the father of Thomas Berry who married Mary Scott. They later moved to Two Islands, Parrsboro. Contact: V Bergmann, Box 542, Baddeck, NS  B0E 1B0; or email:

Posted: April 19, 2006, LUNENBURG and BRIDGEWATER, PEI, April 26, HALIFAX, April 30
QUERY: Who were the parents of Sarah Dunbar McKay? Sarah, born c.1835 in Nova Scotia; married Daniel Forbes (of Lot 48, PEI) on June 8, 1859. She died 1889, Lot 64, Murray Harbour, PEI. Contact: Catherine Fryer, 1299 Lidgate Court, Victoria, BC  V8Z 7E3; or email:

Posted: April 15, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking information for Margaret (nee Millard?) and Charles Edward Haley (1854 - 1900), and children: John ‘Jack’ William (c.1876 - 1924), Mary Ellen ‘Maizie (born 1872), Catherine ‘Kate’ (1878 - 1964?), Ida May (1880 - 1972), Ella (1884 - 1973) and Margaret ‘Mag’ (1887 - 1961) of Salmon River, Colchester County and Wallace, Cumberland Co. Contact: Glenda Daken, 1097 Cove Road, Oxford, NS B0M 1P0; or email:

Posted: April 12, 2006, LUNENBURG/BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Who are the parents of Kate and Austin Zwicker of Seabright or Indian Harbour, Halifax County? In a double wedding, Kate (1848 - 1917) married Thomas Warden Bezanson of Middle River, Lunenburg County and Austin married Caroline Victoria Bezanson in 1871. Contact: Cavell (Bezanson) Stevens, PO Box 28, Chester, Lunenburg County, NS B0J 1J0

Posted: April 8, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Seeking descendants of Madeleine Doiron and George Noiles who are interested in DNA testing to prove or disprove the connection to the De Noyelles family. Contact:  Ernest Gallant, PO Box 1344, Charlottetown PEI, C1A 7N1; or call: evenings (902) 566-3463; or email;

Posted: April 5, 2006, LUNENBURG/BRIDGEWATER
QUERY: Seeking relatives of Mary Ann and Stephen Messer. They lived at Bridgewater from 1880 onward and had a daughter, Sarah Jane. Contact: Jack Kelly, 17 Lakeview Ave., Waltham MA  02451  USA; or email:

Posted: April 5, 2006, GUYSBOROUGH - later to Halifax
QUERY: Looking for information on Mrs. Carr who died before 1925. Her maiden name may be McIsaac. In 1925, her son, Martin, died in a train wreck at Long Point on the Inverness Railway. He is buried in Antigonish. Contact: Jay Underwood: 16 Brook Crt., Elmsdale, NS B2S 1J8; phone: 883-9773; or email:

Posted: April 2, 2006, The Citizen, AMHERST - April 16, 2005, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking descendants for the following orphans who arrived in Canada in c.1925, all born in Maidstone, Kent, England: Francis Philip White (1909), Dorothy May White (1910), Frederick Charles White (1913) and Clara Elsie Freda White (1914). Contact: Mr. Phil J. White, 14 Troughton Place, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 8EA  England; or email:

Posted: March 29, 2006, BRIDGEWATER/LUNENBURG - also PEI
QUERY: Looking for adoption records for Nathaniel, born 1866, son of unmarried Sophia Conrad (born 1844; daughter of Barbara and Benjamin Conrad of Lunenburg, NS) and Nathaniel MacLaren (born 1844, Brudenell, PEI). Adopted by Ann (Sophia’s sister) and Louis/Lewis Randall of Sturgeon, PEI. Contact: Lynn Quillen, PO Box 1205, Charlestown, RI  USA; or email:

Posted: March 25, 2006, The Citizen, AMHERST - also Halifax
QUERY: Seeking birth parents and family members of Elizabeth Baker, born November 24 (or June 4), 1904, New Glasgow. Adopted by Reverend Martin Fields, Brookfield, Colchester County. Contact: Pat Mathews (who is supporting Elizabeth in her search), 2152 West LaHave, Pleasantville, NS B0R 1G0; or email:

Posted: March 22, 2006, BRIDGEWATER/LUNENBURG; April 2, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Seeking descendants of Ruth Smith, age 20, and Joseph Wise, age 40, Preston farmer, married July 9, 1881, Halifax County. Ruth, born Liverpool, England, daughter of Elizabeth and David Smith. Where is Ruth’s brother, William Smith, British Home Child sent to St. Margaret's Bay c.1870? Contact Karen Crawford, 822 Marywood Dr., Royal Oak, MI  48067 USA; or email:

Posted: March 18, 2006, AMHERST
QUERY: Looking for Catherine Morris’ (Morrison) father, killed in a mine explosion in Nova Scotia c.1850. Catherine and two sisters were ‘bound out’ to other families. Location of mother unknown. Catherine raised by Reverend Christie, Halifax. One sister lived with lighthouse keeper family and became a famous swimmer. Contact: Sandra Shaw/Schoch Hartwick, PO Box 491, Pinconning, MI  48650-0491 USA; or email:

Posted: March 15, 2006, LUNENBURG/BRIDGEWATER and March 26, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who was Lucinda Publicover’s parents? Lucinda born August 8, 1831; died February 28, 1909 at Lunenburg; married Jacob Joseph Falt. Contact: Nancy Baldwin, RR#1 New Glasgow, NS  B2H 5C4; or email:

Posted: March 11, 2006, The Citizen, AMHERST; March 19, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Where was Edward Bauld Stone born? Marriage certificate states: Edward Balls, son of Edward Stone, married Mary Elizabeth Phillips in 1849 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England. Two sons born with Balls surname in England. Arrived at Halifax c.1855. May have settled at Amherst. Contact: Trena Heater, 1020 Shewell Court, Kingston, ON  K7P 2R8; or email:

Posted: March 8, 2006, Guysborough Journal, GUYSBOROUGH
QUERY: Seeking information on the descendants of Ralph Cook, a Loyalist, who settled in Guysborough County. Contact: Alice Marwood, 311-45520 Knight Road, Chilliwack, BC  V2R  3Z2; or email:

Posted: March 5, 2006, HALIFAX
QUERY: Who is Alonzo Wilson? Where did he come from and where did he go? In 1921, Alonzo was heir to his Aunt Robertina McLeod’s property at Pictou. He sold the property in 1925. Contact: Judy Myatt, 6725 # 7 Highway, RR # 1, Gaetz Brook, NS  B0J 1N0; or email:

Posted: March 4, 2006, The Citizen, AMHERST
QUERY: Where are Mary Carrie McRae and Albert King’s children? Listed in 1911 Census for Prince Arthur Street, Amherst: Albert Edward Chesley Cameron (13), John Albert Stanwood (11), Whitney Perle (10), Norman (7), Ada Lily Jean (6), Albert Rainsford (4; married Rosamond Milne) and William Albert (22). Contact: E A Kilcup, 14-115 Woodhaven Drive, Saint John, NB  E2K 4M3; or email:

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