DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

First Immigrant Generation

1. Aaron Dorcas

Born Approx 1836. Died Between 1891/1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Not sure of relationship between this Aaron Dorcas born 1836 and the earlier generation   Aaron Dorcas born 1774 and William Dorcas born 1796.   Further research needs to be done.

 

From Headquarters, 4 Sep 1861: "Married Manse of St. Paul's, 28th ult., by Rev. Dr. Brooke, Aaron Darcus, and Miss Elizabeth Blizzard, both of this parish (York Co.)"

 

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   witnesses were Leveret Blizzard and Sarah Blizzard.

 

He married Elizabeth Blizzard, 28 Aug 1861 in Manse, St. Paul's Church, Fredericton . Born 16 Jun 1841 in Fredericton.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   William S. "Bill" Dorcas

  3   ii.   Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas

  4   iii.   Elizabeth Jane Dorcas

  5   iv.   John I. "Jack" Dorcas

  6   v.   Minnie May Dorcas

  7   vi.   Charles Dorcas

  8   vii.   Thomas Dorcas

  9   viii.   Barbara Dorcas

  10   ix.   Amos Bamford Dorcas

 

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. William S. "Bill" Dorcas

Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 12 Jul 1861. Died 1925. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.

   

William S. Dorcas and Margaret R. Dorcas had fourteen children:   Isobel "Belle", Jane "Jennie", Amos Albert, James Harold, Margaret Elizabeth, Clara Irene, Annie, Douglas Duncan, Sarah, Jessie, Della, Frank Wilfred, and Arthur.   Information on this family is in "William Dorcas Genealogy" by The Nashwaak Bicentennial Assoc., beginning on page 9.

   

He married Margaret Rebecca "Maggie" Dorcas, daughter of James Dorcas & Isabella Buchanan. Born 25 Dec 1870. Died 1947. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas

Daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 5 May 1862. Died 1921. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

After the death of her first husband, Charles Irvine Christie, Annie married John Wilkins.

   

She first married Charles Irvine Christie, son of John Christie & Elizabeth Jane Gass, 25 Jun 1879 in Lawlor's Hotel, St. Stephen. Born 20 Feb 1853. Died 1882 in Harvey.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 11 Jul 1879:   "Married Lawlor's Hotel, St. Stephen, 25th ult., by Rev. Wm P. Beggs, Charles I. Christie and Annie Dorcas both of Harvey Settlement."

   

Charles died young.   Charles and Annie had one son.

   

They had the following children:

  11   i.   John Irvine Christie

 

   

She second married John Wilkin, son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass, 25 Dec 1884 in York Co., NB By Robert Nevin, Presbyterian . Born 20 Aug 1856 in Cumberland Co., England. Died 10 Aug 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Wilkin and Mary Lister.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary (1940) --

John Wilkin, 84, Widely Mourned.

Harvey Station, N.B., Aug 14 -- John Wilkin, Thomaston, N.B., passed away at his home in his 84th year.   Although in failing health for several years he was able to be around until recently.   Mr Wilkin was born in Cumberland County, Eng.   With his parents he came to New Brunswick in 1853 (sic) when very young and had since resided in Thomaston.   He was well known in the community and surrounding districts.

   

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Clarence Little, York Mills; Mrs Robert Douglas, New Westminister, B.C.; Mrs James Ward, Napadogan; two sons, Elmer, York Mills, and Henry, Thomaston; 11 grandchildren; one great grandson; five sisters, Mrs Mary Hay, Mrs Margaret Little, Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam; and Janet and Katherine, Thomaston; and one brother, James, Thomaston.

   

Interment was in Harvey Cemetery.

They had the following children:

  12   i.   Thomas "Elmer" Wilkin

  13   ii.   Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme" Wilkin

  14   iii.   Henry Ward Beecher Wilkin

  15   iv.   Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie" Wilkin

  16   v.   Jean Elizabeth Wilkin

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. Elizabeth Jane Dorcas

Daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 10 Aug 1866 in Wilmot. Died 27 Feb 1924. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

She married William James Christie, son of John Christie & Elizabeth Jane Gass, 15 Sep 1886 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By A. J. McLean . Born 25 Dec 1864 in Wilmot, York Co., N.B. Died 20 Nov 1944. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Marjorie Christie and John Dorcas.

   

For details of this family see page 72, "John Christie and Descendants 1815-1994" compiled by Edgar Christie.

  

They had the following children:

17 i. Roy Christie

18 ii. Walter Christie

19 iii. Cora Jane Christie

20 iv. Edith Augusta Christie

21 v. Elizabeth May "Bessie" Christie (Twin)

22 vi. Minnie May Christie (Twin)

23 vii. Mina Christie

24 viii. Charles Christie

25 ix. Russell James Christie

26 x. Robert James Christie

27 xi. Albert B. Christie

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. John I. "Jack" Dorcas

Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 30 Aug 1868 in Wilmot. Died 9 Sep 1946. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.

   

John I Dorcas and E. Jane Dorcas had eight  children:  Ernest Edlow, Elizabeth Isobel, Duncan, Bert Mullen, William J., Earle John, Charles H., and Raymond A. Information on this family is in "William Dorcas Genealogy" by The Nashwaak Bicentennial Assoc., beginning on page 8.

   

He married E. Jane Dorcas, daughter of James Dorcas & Isabella Buchanan. Born 4 Mar 1874. Died 1950. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Minnie May Dorcas

Daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 28 Oct 1871. Died 1960. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Birth date from 1901 Census for Manners Sutton:  28 Oct 1871, however gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery has:  1869-1960

  

She married George Edward Smith, son of Alexander James Smith & Mary Bell, 12 Jun 1895 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 21 Jan 1869 in Wilmot. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 3 Feb 1932 in Wilmot. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated --

George Smith

Harvey, Feb 10 -- Stricken on Wednesday afternoon with a severe heart attack, George Smith, of Harvey, passed away at his home about seven o'clock of the same day.  He was a son of the late Alexander and Mary Smith and is survived by four daughters and three sons.  They are Edward, Ella and Edith, of Portland, Maine; Harry, of McAdam, also Mrs Godkin, Fred and Nellie, at home.  Four grandchildren also survive.

   

The funeral was held from his home on Friday afternoon.  All his children were present.  Mr. H. Galbraith, of Saint John, conducted the funeral service.  Interment was made in the Harvey cemetery.

   

Mr Smith will be mourned by very many friends from whom will go deep sympathy to those so sadly bereaved by his death.  He was sixty years of age.

 

They had the following children:

28 i. Edith A. Smith

29 ii. Edward Smith

30 iii. Ella Smith

31 iv. Mabel E. Smith

32 v. Harry Wilmot Smith

33 vi. Fred Dunlop Smith

34 vii. Nellie Pauline Smith

 

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

7. Charles Dorcas

Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 4 May 1876 in Wilmot.

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

8. Thomas Dorcas

Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 3 May 1879 in Wilmot.

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

9. Barbara Dorcas

Daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born Approx 1882 in Wilmot.

   

She married William Smith, son of Alexander James Smith & Mary Bell, 21 Dec 1900 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 24 Jun 1867 in Wilmot. Died 5 Apr 1922 in Harvey (Wilmot).

   

Copied from newspaper obituary (undated):

William Smith

Harvey, April 10 -- Our community has been saddened by the death of William Smith, eldest son of the late Alexander Smith, at his residence here.  

Although he had been in failing health for some time, the news of his death came as a shock to his friends.

   

He was of middle age, a highly respected resident, of a kind and genial disposition and of sterling character.   He is survived by his three daughters, his mother, three brothers and five sisters.   The daughters are Mrs Scott McPherson of Nashwaak, Mrs Kenneth Murphy of Chipman, and Audrey, at home.

 

They had the following children:

  35   i.   Bertha Evelyn Smith

  36   ii.   Audrey May Smith

  37   iii.   (Name Unknown) Smith

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Second Immigrant Generation

10. Amos Bamford Dorcas

Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 21 May 1886 in Harvey. Died 1 Aug 1961 in Lancaster. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

For details of this family see page 122, "George Cleghorn and Descendants 1819-1982" compiled by Ruth Cleghorn.

   

Died 1 Aug 1961, age 75 yr 2 mo 30 days, died at Lancaster Provincial Hospital, 13 1/2 years.

   

He married Mary Elizabeth "Jane" Cleghorn, daughter of William "Bill" Cleghorn & Barbara Elizabeth "Betty" Piercy, 3 Oct 1912 in Charlotte Co., NB. Born 25 Mar 1894 in Tweedside. Died 14 Jan 1969 in Oak Haven Nursing Home, St. Stephen. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

  38   i.   John Raymond Dorcas

  39   ii.   Hazel Elizabeth Dorcas

  40   iii.   Edgar Amos Dorcas

  41   iv.   Harold Roland "Bun" Dorcas

DESCENDENTS OF AARON DORCAS (CA 1836 - 1891/1901)
AND ELIZABETH BLIZZARD (16 JUN 1841 - UNKNOWN)

Index

Blizzard, Elizabeth, spouse of               1
Christie, Albert B.               27

Christie, Charles               24

Christie, Charles Irvine, spouse of               3

Christie, Cora Jane               19

Christie, Edith Augusta               20

Christie, Elizabeth May "Bessie"               21

Christie, John Irvine               11

Christie, Mina               23

Christie, Minnie May               22

Christie, Robert James               26

Christie, Roy               17

Christie, Russell James               25

Christie, Walter               18

Christie, William James, spouse of               4

Cleghorn, Mary Elizabeth "Jane", spouse of               10

Dorcas, Aaron               1

Dorcas, Amos Bamford               10

Dorcas, Barbara               9

Dorcas, Charles               7

Dorcas, E. Jane, spouse of               5

Dorcas, Edgar Amos               40

Dorcas, Elizabeth Jane               4

Dorcas, Harold Roland "Bun"               41

Dorcas, Hazel Elizabeth               39

Dorcas, John I. "Jack"               5

Dorcas, John Raymond               38

Dorcas, Margaret Rebecca "Maggie", spouse of               2

Dorcas, Mary Anne "Annie"               3

Dorcas, Minnie May               6

Dorcas, Thomas               8

Dorcas, William S. "Bill"               2

Smith, (Name Unknown)               37

Smith, Audrey May               36

Smith, Bertha Evelyn               35

Smith, Edith A.               28

Smith, Edward               29

Smith, Ella               30

Smith, Fred Dunlop               33

Smith, George Edward, spouse of               6

Smith, Harry Wilmot               32

Smith, Mabel E.               31

Smith, Nellie Pauline               34

Smith, William, spouse of               9

Wilkin, Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie"               15

Wilkin, Henry Ward Beecher               14

Wilkin, Jean Elizabeth               16

Wilkin, John, spouse of               3

Wilkin, Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme"               13

Wilkin, Thomas "Elmer"               12