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  • “NEW” Added Feb. 20, 2010


    I'm looking for any information related to David Newton Colwell. I know he was born in Hillsborough around the year 1881. The only information I have regarding his parents is that their names were James and Susan. He moved to Springhill, Nova Scotia sometime before 1910, which is the year he married Margaret Hamilton Fraser, born in Edinburgh, Scotland around 1885. They had a son named James Cecil Colwell in 1915. I'm not sure if they had any other children. He was also a miner. Any info is appreciated; my email is maryjeancolwell@gmail.com, thanks. Added Feb. 20, 2010

    COLWELL- I am looking for information on George W. Colwell and his wife Ellen Jane. Their son James William, my Grandfather, was born in Canada on 2/19/1876 but I am not sure that it was in Albert County. James' marriage certificate lists Elgin as the city where his father George was born. George's occupation is listed as a Tanner. By the time that James married, he was living in Rib Lake, WI, USA. Any help would be most appreciated.   Thanks, Joan Colwell Stevenson
    My email address is
    : plano.quilter@verizon.net

    CANNON. I am in search of information on the Cannon / Canning surname in Albert County. I have a good start but am lacking in links to Charles Cannon/Canning who came to this area of New Brunswick from Falmouth, Nova Scotia about 1793 to start the surname here. Who did he marry? Did he have issue? Most of this surname have probably moved on to the larger centers of Moncton etc., but there are probably some in Albert County yet. I would appreciate any help you have to offer.


    My email is: Ron Canning canning@unb.ca OR rcanning@nb.sympatico.ca (9/2/1999)

    "NEWLY UPDATED March 27/09

    CALHOUNS. I would, however, be happy to offer assistance to any visitors to the web site who might be interested in the Calhouns of Albert County. Thomas Calhoun was born 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Cohoon, an immigrant from County Donegal, Ireland about 1714.

    Thomas Calhoun was a licensed Indian Trader
    on the western frontier in 1760 with a trading post near Tuscarawas in present day
    Ohio. He was closely associated with Fort Pitt and the Army officers who served in that region.

    In 1765, Thomas went to
    Cumberland County, Nova Scotia to manage a large land grant along the south bank of the Petitcodiac River in what is now Albert County, New Brunswick. He married Rachael Peck, daughter of Abiel Peck there in 1768. Thomas and Rachael are the progenitors of hundreds of Calhoun descendants, some of whom still reside in Albert and Westmorland Counties.

    In 1772, Thomas, along with one of his brothers, one of his wife's brothers, and a couple others were drowned while loading a boat with grindstones from
    Grindstone Island near the mouth of the Shepody River. Thomas is buried in Riverside Cemetery, just north of Riverside-Albert within view of Grindstone Island.

    I wrote a book about the Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Calhoun in 1994 and have continued to compile information about this fascinating family.

    I would be happy to offer assistance to anyone researching this Calhoun family.


    My email is mailto:RobertEd7568@gmail.com Updated March 27/09

    CARD   I am searching for information on my gr.gr.grparents. Issac CARD and Sophia (FORBES) CARD. I have no dates or places for these two. They had a daughter:  Amelia Florence CARD b.9/20/1869 (where)? m. John Laurence EDGETT b.1849 Albert Co.  John and Amelia had three children all born in Hillsborough:  

    1. Lena Belle EDGETT b. 8/7/1882, m. Harry Christopher PARSONS 11/20/1898 / 2. Nancy EDGETT , /  3. Maude EDGETT

    Is there anybody out there researching the CARD name in Albert Co.? As you can see, I have very little to go on, so would appreciate any information others may have. Thank you in advance.

    My email is: Ellen Miller (18/4/2000)

    “NEWLY” added March 27, 2009


    Carson's of Turtle Creek in the 1800's and perhaps in the area previous to that,

    My Grandmother was Nina Carson her father was Samuel H. Carson (b1849 d1915 and his father was Charles Carson (b1826 d1905.) 

    Any info on the Carson's of Albert County would be appreciated.

    Please contact Dale Garland mailto:gdgarland@xplornet.com added March 27/09 updated May 5, 2009


     CHANDLER. I am writing a book on the CHANDLER Family of Nova Scotia and I am searching for information on Joshua CHANDLER the loyalist who came to Yarmouth from New Haven Conn in about 1770 and then settled in the Amherst area down to Parrsboro. I am donating this to West Hants Historical Soc. Thanks for any help,

    My email is: Margie. (17/4/2000)

    CHISHOLM. Seeking info on Silas Hibbert Chisholm, b.23 April 1823, in Londonderry Tshp., Colchester County, N.S.; d. 12 Nov. 1914, Lr. Coverdale, N.B.; bur in Wilmot cemetery, with wife, Mary Ann Blanch, b. ca 1824;d. 1905. Known children:

    i.  James/Jim    b. ca 1850, removed to U.S.A.

    ii.  Annie           b. ca 1852

    iii. William S.     b. ca 1854

    iv. Rebecca W., b. ca 1857 = John A. Edgett in 1879, he b. ca 1858; d. 1940. They also buried in Wilmot Memorial cem.

    v. Margaret        b, ca 1871

    My email is: wthill@auracom.com (30/1/2001)


    NEWLY ADDED OCT 31,2009


    I'm looking for the names of the parents of sister Olive and Isabella Clark who married brothers Joseph and John Rogers and lived in Hopewell Hill. Olive was born in 1794 and Isabella in 1789 in Nova Scotia.

    Please email me at crogersnye@comcast.net 

    CLEVELAND. Some blanks I would like to fill in are:

           1. About 1890 Nathan Cleveland, b. 1832, married Mary Ackerly (Akerly), b. 1836. They were both from Alma in Albert Co. and married there, then moved to Victoria, B.C. I have the names and birth years of their 8 children, but did the family all go with them to BC? Does anyone have any further info. on them?

           2. Prudence Cleveland, b. 1830, Albert Co., N.B., married 18 Feb. 1846 John CONNOR, b. 1824. They possibly had 17 children. I need a death date for Prudence and her parents' names.

           3.Susannah P. Cleveland, B 1843, Albert Co., N.B. married Henry R. NICHOLSON, b. 1839 (same area). They had 8 children I think. I need Susannah's parents names and death dates for both Susannah and Henry. I have the Albert Co. Census and I have a lot of Cleveland info to share.

    My e-mail is  Harold Davis (researching Coates, Cleveland, Myers, Mace, Secord, Spragg) 14/2/2000


    "NEWLY ADDED" JUNE 23/09

    I am looking for information on both George W. Colburne (b. 1863, Kent Co.,
    N.B.) and Laura May Kinnie (of Alma). They were married at the Globe Hotel,
    Albert, on April 19, 1893. Their children were Bertha b. May 1898 or 1899;
    Alvin b. Jun 1898?; Edward b. Aug 1902; Roy Wesley b. Dec 07, 1908,
    Caroline b. Nov 16, 1912; Carnwath b. Nov 16, 1912.
    1901 census living in Alma and 1911 census living in Harvey.
    Joy Patterson mailto:genpatt@yahoo.ca Added June 23/09


    COLPITTS. Looking for information on Colpitts family.  Burton William Colpitts married Eleanor Jane Cain.  Children: William Burton, Bradford Albert, Enoch, and Johnson.

    My e-mail is David McLellan (13/5/1999)

    COLPITTS. I am looking for information on Robert Snowball Colpitts who married Frances Grace Steeves.  Their children were born in Pleasant Vale, Albert Co. NB.  Would like information on their children as one is my Great Aunt - Caroline (Carrie Vesta?) who married Willis Stillman and lived in Carman Manitoba.  Her brother Harry also married in Carman Manitoba.  Would also like information on Robert Snowball Colpitts (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc) as I am trying to fill in spots on our family tree.  Thanking you in advance.

    My e-mail is  Ann Belcham (29/8/2000)

    Newly Updated April 1, 2009

    COOK. Requesting any information or suggestions re: William H. Cook 1844 - 1919 born and buried in Moncton according to death record I obtained from August ME. His father is listed as Alexander Cook - mother M. Durrrr (Dunn -maybe) both from England. Date of Burial August 14, 1919. Date of Death Aug. 12, 1919 in Caribou, Maine. My great grandfather was a William H. Cook married (I think) to Margaret Seeley in Easton, Maine. I found an 1880 Census which listed both of them in Easton along with children. My great grandmother is buried in Fort Fairfield, Maine - Margaret Seeley Cook. My Mom said William H. was buried next to his first wife (she thought he was born and buried in Nova Scotia). I have made two trips to Maine (Easton & Fort Fairfield) and checked all town records available.

    Thanks for any help. 

    My e-mail is JoanCohn@aol.com  Updated April 1, 2009

    COPP. Three offspring of Deacon Samuel Copp and Elizabeth Leffingwell of Stonington, New London, CT migrated to Nova Scotia c.1760 as part of the Planter migration.  They eventually settled in what was to become New Brunswick. Jonathan Copp (1749), David Copp (1752) and Olive Copp (1765) who married Thomas Kinnie.  Each of these three Copps spawned an extensive descendancy in the Copps and Kinnies of Albert and Westmorland Counties of New Brunswick and Maine..  

    My e-mail is Max McDonald (24/11/02)

    CULLEN. I am trying to find details of the families of James W Cullen and Elizabeth Ellen Niles of Port Elgin. I am the daughter of their eldest living son James Hibbert born in Shemogue in 1920. I am in touch with his remaining siblings but would like to trace any other relatives of either his mother or father. know of possibly one brother Joseph Cullen? and two sisters Alice and Emma Jane Niles? Joseph and Emma were my fathers godparents. I would be grateful for any clues or information. Other siblings of my fathers still living are Eileen, Arthur, Jean & Joyce. The females are spread around various parts of Canada and the male lives in England.  

    My e-mail is DRAGONVOICE2@aol.com (21/9/2000)

    CROSSMAN. Looking for any & all CROSSMAN family info.  Will gladly share info. Thank you Sherry Crossman Nikola (7/6/2000)

    CROSSMAN. Looking for information on David I. Crossman, b. abt. 1845 and wife Jane Berry, b. abt. 1843. Both were from the Coverdale, Turtle Creek, Niagra area. Children were: Effie (Mrs. Albert Crossman), Wilfred, Milledge, Earl (married Ellen Lutz), Freeman (first husband of Ellen Lutz but was killed in train accident), Walter, Hoyt, James, and Merritt. David's parents are Robert and Ann Crossman. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated! Cindy Jensen (14/12/1999)

    CROSSMAN. I am looking for information on Alice Crossman, who lived on Pine Glen Road in what is now Riverview, Albert Co, New Brunswick.  I'm interested in her racial heritage.  She had a daughter, Hazel Pearl Crossman b. 1896 d. 1952 m. Horace Constable.

    Thanks, Gail Constable

    My email is: Gail Constable (10/12/2005)

    CROWLEY. I'm searching for information on,The Crowley Family. This is what I have:

    George W. Crowley married to Amy Greenlaw.

    George -no info.

    Amy Greenlaw Born 1863 in New Brunswick,Canada.

    Married in New Brunswick,Canada.

    One known child, Edgar Amos Crowley.

    Family settled in Calais, Maine sometime later.

    Thank you for any information you can provide. Walter Carlson (31/7/2000)

    CROZIER, Robert Graham born 1833 NB, CAN of Thomas & Nancy Anderson -Thomas b. IRE, Nancy b. NS. Married 1854 Trinity Ch., Saint John, NB to Mary Jane Patten b. Saint John -d. of William Patten & Mary Cronk


           Ella Graham,

           David William Cronk,

           Charles Atherton,


           William Franklin,

           Mary Patten,



    Census: 1851 - Saint John City, Saint John Co., as merchants clerk.  1871 & 1881 Alma Parish, Albert Co.,  as storekeeper        Died: 1881 buried - Trinity Church (does not show in Saint John records)  

    My email is: Joan Crozier Patterson (17/4/2000)

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