Descendants of Nichol Gass (1801 - Apr 1878)
and Jean Copeland (1803 - 1872)

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DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

First Immigrant Generation

1. Nichol Gass

Born 1801 in Scotland. Died Apr 1878 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

The surname is spelled "Goss" in some areas of the province, but in the Harvey area it is "Gass".

   

Unknown exact date when Nichol Gass and his wife Jean Copeland came to Harvey, they are not in the 1851 Census but are in the 1861 Census.   In the 1861 Census Nichol was 60 years old, farmer, Presbyterian, and born in Scotland; and Jean was 58 years old, born in Scotland.  

 

No documented proof of number of children, but they are listed as believed to be.   (More research needs to be done to confirm.)

 

From the Chignecto Post, Sackville, NB, 25 Apr 1878:

    "While Nicholas Gass of Manners Sutton was driving a boar pig into his pen, the other day he was turned upon by the ferocious animal which bit him, inflicting a wound from which he bled to death in a few minutes."

 

(Note:   The gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery gives Nichol's death year as 1871, and possibly the gravestone was placed in the cemetery at a later date and the correct death date was perhaps 1878.)

   

He married Jean Copeland. Born 1803 in Scotland. Died 1872 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   Thomas Gass

  3   ii.   Joseph Gass

  4   iii.   Jane Gass

  5   iv.   Janet Gass

  6   v.   Isabella Editha Gass

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. Thomas Gass

Son of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland. Born 1825 in Scotland. Died 15 May 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

He married Mary Marshall. Born 1839 in Scotland. Died 18 Oct 1886 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

They had the following children:

  7   i.    Janet Ann Gass

  8   ii.   Jane Agnes Gass

  9   iii.  Elizabeth Gass

 10  iv.  Frances "Fannie" Gass

 11  v.   Nicholas Gass

 12  vi.  Thomas "Marshall" Gass

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Joseph Gass

 

Son of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland. Born Approx 1827 in Scotland.

   

From the 1851 Census:   Joseph and his wife Isabella came to Canada in 1851,   Joseph was a labourer, and they were   living with Matthew Little when the Census was taken.   Joseph and Isabella were both 24 years old, and born in Scotland.

 

Joseph and Isabella's children were born in Harvey, and they moved to USA (maybe Nebraska) sometime after February 1870 (the date of Janet Johnston Gass' birth).

   

He married Isabella. Born Approx 1827 in Scotland.

 

They had the following children:

  13   i.   Rachel Gass

  14   ii.   James Gass

  15   iii.   Jane Gass

  16   iv.   Nicholas (I) Gass

  17   v.   Mary Gass

  18   vi.   Nicholas (II) Gass

  19   vii.   Thomas Gass

  20   viii.   Joseph Gass

  21   ix.   Isabella Hannah Gass

  22   x.   Janet Johnston Gass

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. Jane Gass

Daughter of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland. Born 1831 in Scotland. Died 1909 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Brethern.

   

Jane came to NB in 1854.

 

She married Herbert Wilkin. Born 1825 in England. Died 1894 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Brethern.

 

Herbert Wilkin and Jane Gass were married in England or Scotland, and their oldest three children were born in England.   It would appear that the family emigrated to N.B. sometime 1856 and 1858.  

 

In the 1861 Census, their religion was Church of England; occupation - farmer; owned or occupied 4 acres of improved land and 196 acres of unimproved land.   They had 1 horse, 1 milch cow, 1 working oxen, 1 other neat cattle, 2 sheep, 2 swine; slaughtered 140 lb. pork; produced 20 lb. butter, 10 lb. wool, 1 ton hay off 3 acres; 80 bu. oats off 2 acres; 46 bu.buckwheat off 1 acre; 1 bu. timothy, and 200 bu. potatoes.

 

Information from Census 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901; church records; gravestones in Harvey Cemetery; obituaries; and genealogy research   for other families in the area, was used to compile the Wilkin family.

 

They had the following children:

  23   i.   Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilkin

  24   ii.   Jane Agnes Wilkin

  25   iii.   John Wilkin

  26   iv.   Janet J. Wilkin

  27   v.   Mary H. Wilkin

  28   vi.   Nicholas Wilkin

  29   vii.   Eleanor I. "Ellen" Wilkin

  30   viii.   Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin

  31   ix.   Katherine Reynolds Wilkin

  32   x.   Beatrice Wilkin

  33   xi.   James Herbert Wilkin

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. Janet Gass

Daughter of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland. Born 1836. Died 27 Apr 1863 in Harvey.

  

She married David Lister, son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan, 17 Oct 1854 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton, By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke. Born 6 Mar 1831 in Annan, Scot. Died 16 Feb 1919 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were James Lister and Isabella Gass.

    

David came to America from Annan, Scotland, with his parents and siblings in 1843.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1919:

David Lister

Harvey Station, Feb 17 -- David Lister, the oldest resident of this parish, died at his home at Coburn yesterday after a short illness.   He was in the ninetieth year of his age and was remarkable strong and well for one so old until a few days ago.   He was stricken with a cold.   He was a native of the south of Scotland, and came to Harvey with his parents and several brothers and sisters and other settlers about seventy-five years ago.   Most of his long life was spend on his farm at Coburn and he was one of the early settlers who made a success of farming.   He was twice married and is survived by a number of sons and daughters, among whom are N. D. Lister, of Woodstock; Fred Lister, collector of customs at McAdam; William Lister, merchant, of McAdam; Robert, of Manners Sutton; James and the Misses Mary and Lena Lister, residing at home.   He was a man of high character and was universally esteemed.   The funeral was held at his late residence at Coburn this afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. J. F. McKay.

 

According to the 1861 Census, David was a 31 years old farmer, and owned or occupied 40 acres improved land and 90 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 100 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 1 pound.   He had 2 morses, 2 milch cows, 3 other neat cattle, 9 sheep, 2 swine and slaughtered 200 lb. pork.   Produced 120 lb. butter, 20 l. cheese, 24 lb. wool, 5 tons hay, 60 bu. oats and 30 bu. timothy.

 

David had five children from first marriage and eleven children from second marriage.

 

They had the following children:

  34   i.   Margaret Lister

  35   ii.   Jane "Janie" Lister

  36   iii.   Agnes Lister

  37   iv.   Nicholas D. "Nick" Lister

  38   v.   William Lister

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Isabella Editha Gass

Daughter of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland. Born 1843 in Scotland. Died 1917. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

She married James Dunbar Kenna, 17 Jun 1859 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 1832 in Scotland. Died Aug 1901 in Boston, MA. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Carpenter, Wheelwright, Cabinet Maker.

 

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   James surnames is written as "McKenna".   Witnesses to marriage were James Carmichael and Betsy Wilkins.

 

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton lists James Kenna as 30 years old, Scotch, a Woodturner, and Presbyterian; and his wife Isabella, 24, Scotch and Presbyterian.   The 1871 Census lists James as Carpenter (Wheelwright), and Church of England, and his wife Isabella also Church of England.  

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 31 Aug 1901:

 

Death Messenger

 

Harvey Station, York Co., Aug 29 -- The remains of the late James Kenna, of Boston, who died there a short time ago, were brought here for interment yesterday.   His daughter, Mrs McLeod, of Boston, accompanied the body.   Mr Kenna was a native of south of Scotland and was for a number of years a resident of Harvey.   He was a cabinet maker by trade.   He went to Boston about 18 years ago.   He was about 70 years of age.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

7. Janet Ann Gass

Daughter of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born 22 May 1853 in Harvey. Christen 10 Jul 1853 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

8. Jane Agnes Gass

Daughter of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born Approx 1855 in Harvey. Died 24 May 1904 in Harvey.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

9. Elizabeth Gass

Daughter of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born 9 May 1857 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 
 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

10. Frances "Fannie" Gass

Daughter of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born 29 Jan 1860 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 5 Jan 1929. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Magaguadavic.

   

She married Robert Hamilton, son of Ralph Hamilton & Margaret Blair, 16 Dec 1896 in Saint John Co. Born 1852 in Magaguadavic. Died 4 Jan 1941. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Magaguadavic.

  

From newspaper obituary:

Late Robert Hamilton

Oldest Resident of Upper Magaguadavic Died at Age of 89.

Upper Magaguadavic, Jan. 11 -- The death of Robert Hamilton on January 4th removes the oldest and most highly respected resident of this place. He was in his 89th year and was the lst surviving member of his family, being the youngest son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Blair) Hamilton.   He had been in failing health a few months but was confined to his bed about a week before he died.

 

Mr Hamilton was twice married.   His first wife, Miss Frances Hood, predeceased him forty years ago; and his second wife, Miss Fannie Gass, predeceased him twelve years ago.   He is survived by two sons, Levi and Earle of Ontario; four daughters, Mrs Daniel Duffy, Boston; Mrs U. Windrem, British Columbia; Mrs Willard Bishop, at home, and Mrs Charles Grieve, Harvey Station.   Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

 

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from his late residence, service by Rev. Mr Wagner of the United Church, of which Mr Hamilton was a lifelong member.   The hymns, Lead Kindly Light and Abide With Me were sung.   Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery.   The pallbearers were George and Ross Hamilton, Willard and Gerald Bishop.

 

They had the following children: (At least one more child from this marriage.)

  39   i.   Hazel Jeanette Hamilton

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

11. Nicholas Gass

Son of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born 26 May 1862 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

12. Thomas "Marshall" Gass

Son of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall. Born 26 Apr 1865 in Harvey. Died 10 May 1947. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

They lived at York Mills, NB.

  

He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brown, daughter of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer, 26 Dec 1889 in Harvey. Born 6 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Died 6 Dec 1958 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth's first husband, Frederick Nichol died at an early age, and is buried at Pokiok Settlement.   She had one daughter from first marriage, and nine children from second marriage.

 

Died at age 91 yr. 11 mo., at home of her son Alden Gass.

 

They had the following children:

  40   i.   Ernest Hazen Gass

  41   ii.   Harry William Gass

  42   iii.   Milford Thomas Gass

  43   iv.   Norman George Gass

  44   v.   Hazel Alice Gass

  45   vi.   Ward Patterson Gass

  46   vii.   Emma May Gass

  47   viii.   Alden Brown Gass

  48   ix.   Oswald Walter Gass

marilyn gass.jpeg

Marilyn Elizabeth Gass.

Daughter of Hildred( Messer) and Alden Gass

Source - Old Harvey Photos on Facebook - Janet Swan Watson

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

13. Rachel Gass

Daughter of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born Approx 1853 in Harvey.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. James Gass

Son of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born Approx 1855 in Harvey.

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Jane Gass

Daughter of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 7 Oct 1856 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Nicholas (I) Gass

Son of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 10 Jun 1858 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Feb 1861 in Harvey.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Mary Gass

Daughter of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 5 Nov 1860 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. Nicholas (II) Gass

Son of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 18 Oct 1862 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Thomas Gass 

Son of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 26 Aug 1864 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. Joseph Gass

Son of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 17 May 1866 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. Isabella Hannah Gass

Daughter of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 25 Mar 1868 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 
 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

22. Janet Johnston Gass 

Daughter of Joseph Gass & Isabella. Born 17 Feb 1870 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

23. Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilkin

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born Approx 1852 in England.

    

Betsy had two sons:   James and John. ( John was raised by James and Isabella Henry.)

 

Betsy was the second wife of William Hay.   Witnesses to marriage were John J. Hay and Eleanor Wilkin.   They were living in the Stanley area when the 1891 Census was taken, but are not in the 1901 Census for Stanley.   It is believed that this family moved West.

 

She married William Hay Jr., son of William "Billy" Hay & Sarah "Sally" Dorcas, 26 Jul 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born Approx 1845. Christen 26 Sep 1869 in (Adult) Harvey Presbyterian Church.

William's first wife was Eunice Brown, and from this marriage he had six children:   Melvina, Henry, William, Adalaide, Howard and Alice Maude.   (The first two   or three born in Harvey, then the family moved to Stanley.)

William's second wife was Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilkin, and from this marriage there were six children:   Agnes, Nellie, Frederick, Emma (or Emily), and Winnie, all born in Stanley.  

 

The family is listed in the 1891 Census for Stanley, but not in the 1901 Census.   It is believed the family moved to western Canada.   (Possibly Sask.)

 

They had the following children:

  49   i.   Agnes Hay

  50   ii.   Nellie Hay

  51   iii.   Frederick Hay

  52   iv.   Emma (Or Emily) Hay

  53   v.   Winnie Hay

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. Jane Agnes Wilkin

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1853 in England. Died 27 Aug 1874 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

25. John Wilkin 

 

Son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 20 Aug 1856 in Cumberland Co., England. Died 10 Aug 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

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.

He married Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas, daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard, 25 Dec 1884 in York Co., NB By Robert Nevin, Presbyterian . Born 5 May 1862. Died 1921. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Wilkin and Mary Lister.

 

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

   

They had the following children:

  54   i.   Thomas "Elmer" Wilkin

  55   ii.   Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme" Wilkin

  56   iii.   Henry Ward Beecher Wilkin

  57   iv.   Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie" Wilkin

  58   v.   Jean Elizabeth Wilkin

 
 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

26. Janet J. Wilkin 

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1858 in Wilmot. Died 1940 in Wilmot. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary (1940):

Janet J. Wilkin

Wilmot, York Co., Jan 7 -- Many friends in York County will regret to learn of the death of Miss Janet J. Wilkin, daughter of the late Jane and Herbert Wilkin, which occurred at her home here recently.   She was 82 years of age and had been in failing health for several months.

   

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs Mary Hay, Mrs Herbert Little and Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam, and Miss Katherine, of Wilmot, and one brother, James, also of Wilmot.

   

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. Galbraith, Lorneville.   Interment was in Harvey Station Cemetery.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

27. Mary H. Wilkin 

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 20 Feb 1860 in Harvey. Died 15 Feb 1952 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary:

McAdam--The death of Mrs Mary Hay, age 92, occurred at her home in McAdam.   Her health had been failing for sometime, but she was up each day to within a few days of her death.   She was one of McAdam's oldest and most respected residents.

   

Mrs Hay was born at Harvey and came to McAdam to live about 50 years ago.   She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, a quiet person of retiring disposition, but very kind, charitible and very hospitable.   Her interests centred in her home and family.

   

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hay, and is survived by one son, Earl Hay, and one daughter, Gertrude Hay, both of McAdam.   A second son, Frank, predeceased her; one sister, Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam and one brother, James Wilkin, Harvey also survive, and six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

    

Burial was at Harvey.

 

She married Robert Andrew Hay, son of John "Jack" Hay & Margaret, 4 Nov 1884 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt. Born Approx 1856 in Harvey. Died 24 Dec 1893. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Factory Hand. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas D. Lister and Margaret Wilkins.

   

In the 1861 Census, Robert was 4 years old and his sister Jessie Levina was 6 years old, therefore he perhaps was born approx. 1856.   However, the date of his birth on the gravestone in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery is 1854.

 

They had the following children:

  59   i.   Herbert "Earl" Hay

  60   ii.   Jane "Gertrude" Hay

  61   iii.   Frank Byron Hay

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
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Third Immigrant Generation

28. Nicholas Wilkin 

Son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1862 in Harvey. Died 22 Jul 1896 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
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Third Immigrant Generation

29. Eleanor I. "Ellen" Wilkin

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1866 in Wilmot, York Co., NB. Died 9 Sep 1937 in Wilmot, York Co. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
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Third Immigrant Generation

30. Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 12 Jul 1868 in Harvey. Died 1952. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

She married Thomas "Herbert" Little, son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, 2 Jun 1886 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By J. A. McLean . Born 21 Apr 1856 in Harvey. Died 16 Jun 1924 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

Witnesses to marriage were George Little and Janet Wilkins.

 

Herbert Little and his second wife, Margaret "Maggie" Wilkin, lived in Harvey until approximately 1916, then moved to McAdam.   They had five children:   Hugh, Jean, Geoffrey, Raymond and Nicholas.   For details of this family, see page 48, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1924:

Herbert Little

McAdam, June 20 -- The death of Herbert Little occurred here on Monday morning June 16 after an illness of a few weeks.   Mr Little was born in Harvey, York County, 68 years ago where he spent the greater part of his life.   Eight years ago he moved to McAdam.   He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs Edward Young; four sons, Hugh, Geoffrey, Raymond and Nicholas, all of McAdam; also two sisters, Mrs Janet Nesbitt of Little Settlement; Mrs Fred Johnson of Lawrence Station; and four brothers, Robert, James, Frederick and George all of York Mills.

   

The funeral took place from his home here on Tuesday, June 17 being largely attended both by people of McAdam and the outside districts.   Rev. George Bond, D.D. officiated.   The pallbearers were his four sons.

 

They had the following children:

  62   i.   Hugh Percy Little

  63   ii.   Margaret "Jean" Little

  64   iii.   Geoffrey Herbert Little

  65   iv.   Raymond James Little

  66   v.   Nicholas Wilkin Little

 
 

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Third Immigrant Generation

31. Katherine Reynolds Wilkin 

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 20 May 1871 in Wilmot, York Co. Christen 25 Aug 1871 in St. Anne's Chapel Records, Fredericton. Died 22 May 1947 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation School Teacher.

   

From St. Anne's Chapel, Fredericton records:   "Born 20 May 1871, baptized 25 Aug 1871, Catherine Reynolds, d/o Herbert and Jane Wilkin, Harvey, Farmer, by Charles Lee."    (PANB F1114, St. Anne's Chapel.)

 

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Third Immigrant Generation

32. Beatrice Wilkin

Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1 Dec 1873 in Harvey. Died 20 May 1960 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

She married Alfred "Fred" Embleton, son of Michael Embleton & Mary Elizabeth Thomas, 11 Jun 1902 in Harvey Presby. Church. Born 6 Jun 1875 in Harvey. Died 10 Jul 1971. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation Operated A General Store In McAdam.

   

In early life, Fred conducted a lumbering business until 1910 when he went to McAdam to operate a general store in partnership with William Lister.  

He retired in 1940   They had one child:   Katherine.

 

They had the following children:

  67   i.   Katherine Lorena Embleton

 

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33. James Herbert Wilkin

 

Son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 11 Mar 1875 in Wilmot, York Co. Died 31 Jul 1962 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried 2 Aug 1962 in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

In 1891 Census, James is listed as grandson of Herbert and Jane.

   

Died 31 Jul 1962, age 87 yr 4 mo 20 days, at Harvey Hospital.

 

He married Agnes Isabella Smith, daughter of Alexander James Smith & Mary Bell, 20 Sep 1905 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 7 Jan 1881 in Wilmot, York Co. Died 18 Jan 1964 in Wilmot. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From funeral home records, died 18 Jan 1864, age 83 yr 11 days, died at home in Wilmot.

 

They had the following children:

  68   i.   Laurence Nicholas Wilkin

  69   ii.   Roscoe James Wilkin

  70   iii.   Elizabeth Joyce Wilkin

  71   iv.   Ruth M. E. Wilkin

  72   v.   John Ronald "Jack" Wilkin

  73   vi.   David Lloyd Wilkin

  74   vii.   Lorna Margaret Wilkin

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

34. Margaret Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 20 Feb 1855 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Feb 1912. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From New Brunswick Reporter, 11 Nov 1874: "Married Manse of St. Paul's, 5th inst. by Rev. Dr. Brooke, William E. Murray, formerly of Kincardineshire, Scotland, now of Manners Sutton (York Co.) and Miss Margaret Lister, same place."

   

Witnesses to marriage were Catherine McCusseney and Janet Langwell.

 

She married William E. Murray, 5 Nov 1874 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. John M. Brooke . Born 11 Jan 1852 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 25 Mar 1938 in York Mills, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Copied from obituary (1938):

Died at York Mills.   William Murray, Native of Scotland, Died at Age of 86.

York Mills, N.B., March 29 -- The sudden passing of William Murray at his home here on Friday evening, the 25th, removes one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this district.

 

Mr Murray was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, 86 years ago and came to Canada at the age of 20.   Following his marriage to Miss Margaret Lister, who predeceased him in 1912, he settled on a farm here where he had lived ever since.   The Murray home was always known for its hospitality and many have pleasant memories of the hours spent there.

 

Mr Murray had been in failing health for some time but had spent the winter with his daughter, Mrs Craig, in McAdam, returning home a few weeks ago.   Surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs George Craig, McAdam; Mrs Harry Berry, Moncton; Mrs James Henderson, Saint John and Miss Agnes Murray, R.N. of Mutton Bay, Labrador, and six sons, Rev. Prescott Murray, Kings Head, N.S.; Peter in the United States; Wesley and Roy, McAdam; James, Harvey Station and Harris, York Mills.   Another son, David of Portland, Me., died a few years ago.   There are eleven grand children and one sister, the latter living in Bisley, England.

 

They had the following children:

  75   i.   Peter Louis Murray

  76   ii.   David Murray

  77   iii.   Wesley John Murray

  78   iv.   Jennie Maye Murray

  79   v.   Mary "Agnes" Murray

  80   vi.   James Alexander Murray

  81   vii.   Jessie Isabella Murray

  82   viii.   Harris Edison Murray

  83   ix.   Roy Lester Murray

  84   x.   Prescott W. Murray

  85   xi.   Hilda M. Murray

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

35. Jane "Janie" Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 14 Dec 1856 in Harvey. Died 1917. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

  

She married John "Jack" Moffitt, son of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy, 22 May 1877 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. John M. Brooke . Born 11 Jun 1848 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 28 Jan 1931. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Witnesses to marriage were George Moffitt and Agnes Lister.

   

For details of this family see "The Moffitt of Harvey Settlement, New Brunswick 1791-1991" by Emerson Moffitt.

 

They had the following children:

  86   i.   Albion Andrew Moffitt

  87   ii.   Agnes Lister "Aggie" Moffitt

  88   iii.   David "Irvine" Moffatt

  89   iv.   William Earl "Billie" Moffitt

  90   v.   Manzer Eugene Moffitt

  91   vi.   Nellie Jane Moffitt

  92   vii.   Sydney Alvan Moffitt

  93   viii.   Bertha Maud Moffitt

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

36. Agnes Lister 

Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 24 May 1859 in Harvey. Died 30 Mar 1880 in Harvey.

 

Agnes was the first wife of John Little,   and after her death he   married secondly Hepsibah (Hepsie) Parker.

 

She married John Little, son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, 21 Aug 1878 in York Co., NB By Edward Roberts . Born 1848 in Harvey. Died 21 May 1900 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Lister, Margaret Little and James Little.

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

37. Nicholas D. "Nick" Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 24 May 1861 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 29 Jul 1935 in Woodstock. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Barber.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1935:

Nicholas D. Lister Died at Woodstock

Former Fredericton Man Passed Away Today After Four Weeks Illness.

(Special Despatch to The Daily Gleaner)

   

Woodstock, N.B., July 29 -- Nicholas D. Lister, one of the best known and highly respected citizens of Woodstock, passed away at his home at an early hour this morning after an illness of four weeks, at the age of 74 years.

   

Born at Harvey, N.B., he was the son of David and Jennie Lister.   Mr Lister came to Woodstock fifty years ago and was the proprietor of a barber shop uo to three years ago.   Among all the business houses in Woodstock at the time Mr Lister came here, he was the only one in business at the time he retired.   He was a member of the United Baptist Church and I.O.O.F.   His wife, formerly Victoria Lowery of Fredericton, predeceased him three years ago.   A son, Guy, was killed overseas during the Great War.

   

He is survived by one son, Wilmot, of Newport, Vermont, who arrived here Sunday evening; two brothers, Fred T. Lister, Collector of National Revenue at McAdam, and George Lister, of McAdam, also Misses Mary and Lena Lister, of McAdam, and Mrs Annie Ellis, of Berlin, N.H.   Interment will be made in Harvey.

 

He married Victoria Maud Lowery, 22 Dec 1885 in York Co., NB By William Tippett, Methodist. Born 1868 in Fredericton. Died 19 Apr 1932 in Woodstock. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Annie Lowry and Randolph Cox.

 

From newspaper obituary (undated)

Finds Wife Dead

Mrs Nicholas D. Lister Dies Suddenly of Heart Failure in Woodstock Home.

   

Woodstock, April 20 -- Mrs Nicholas D. Lister died suddenly of a heart attack at her home here last evening.   Mrs Lister was in her customary health early in the evening, and her husband, on entering the house about 11 o'clock, was shocked to find her lifeless body lying on the floor.

 

Dr. J. F. L. Brown was hurriedly summoned and said life had been extinct for some time.

She is survived, besides her husband, by one son, Wilmot, Newport, Vt.

The body will be taken to Harvey, NB for interment.

 

They had the following children:

  94   i.   Norman Lister

  95   ii.   Guy Lister

  96   iii.   Edison Lister

  97   iv.   Wilmot Lister

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Third Immigrant Generation

38. William Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 15 Apr 1863 in Harvey. Died 7 Nov 1927 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation Partner In Store, Lister And Embleton, McAdam.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1927:

William Lister of McAdam Died

Was Successful Business Man and Native of Harvey, NB

McAdam, Nov. 7 -- One more death has been added to the tragic succession of local visitations previously reported by the passing here, this afternoon, of William Lister of the firm of Lister and Embleton, after an illness of two weeks.   Everything that medical and nursing aid could do had been done in the effort to win the fight against the grim reaper without avail.

   

His only son, Ralph, who had been called home from Mount Allison University a day or two ago, was at his bedside as was the wife and mother.   The only other child of their family was a daughter, Muriel, who died here two years ago.

   

Mr Lister was born in Harvey in 1863.   He came to this town as a young man and has had a successful business career being known as one of McAdam's prosperous citizens, and his death will be felt as a great loss by all.   He is also survived by one brother, Nicholas D., of Woodstock.   Half-brothers and sisters are Fred T., collector of customs, here; George, of the C.P.R. shops; James and Robert of Harvey; Mrs Spurgeon Ellis, Berlin, N.H.; Miss Mary Lister of Portland, Me.; and Miss Lena, of Harvey.   The late Mr Lister was a Liberal in politics and had his religious affiliations with the United Church.

 

He married Barbara Thomas, daughter of Alfred Thomas & Margaret Dundass, 13 Oct 1898 in Harvey. Born 4 Sep 1863 in Thomaston Corner. Died 9 Jun 1942 in St. Stephen. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1942:

Mrs William Lister Passed Away at Home of Mrs Gregory Lister.

St. Stephen, June 11 -- The death of Mrs Barbara (Thomas) Lister,   widow of William Lister, of McAdam, and a resident of St. Stephen for some ten years, occurred late Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs Gregory Lister where she had lived for some time.   She was in her 79th year.   She was born at Thomaston Corner and spent most of her life in McAdam, coming to St. Stephen after the death of her husband in 1927.

   

Mrs Lister was a member of the United Church at McAdam and an affiliate of Kirk United in St. Stephen, and was active in its organizations as long as her health permitted.   She was also active in the Red Cross.   Mrs Lister had been confined to bed since last Christmas and seriously ill for a week.

   

The last surviving member of her own family, she is survived by one son, Ralph W. (Bul), well known as an outstanding athlete a few years ago, and now engaged in the retail shoe business in Moncton; and one grandson, William.

 

They had the following children:

  98   i.   Muriel Lister

  99   ii.   Ralph William "Bule" Lister

 
 

DESCENDANTS OF NICHOL GASS (1801 - APR 1878)
AND JEAN COPELAND (1803 - 1872)

Index

Isabella, spouse of               3

Brown, Elizabeth "Lizzie", spouse of               12

Copeland, Jean, spouse of               1

Crombie, Ida, spouse of               28

Dorcas, Mary Anne "Annie", spouse of               25

Embleton, Alfred "Fred", spouse of               32

Embleton, Katherine Lorena               67

Gass, Alden Brown               47

Gass, Elizabeth               9

Gass, Emma May               46

Gass, Ernest Hazen               40

Gass, Frances "Fannie"               10

Gass, Harry William               41

Gass, Hazel Alice               44

Gass, Isabella Editha               6

Gass, Isabella Hannah               21

Gass, James               14

Gass, Jane               15

Gass, Jane               4

Gass, Jane Agnes               8

Gass, Janet               5

Gass, Janet Ann               7

Gass, Janet Johnston               22

Gass, Joseph               20

Gass, Joseph               3

Gass, Mary               17

Gass, Milford Thomas               42

Gass, Nichol               1

Gass, Nicholas               11

Gass, Nicholas (I)               16

Gass, Nicholas (II)               18

Gass, Norman George               43

Gass, Oswald Walter               48

Gass, Rachel               13

Gass, Thomas               19

Gass, Thomas               2

Gass, Thomas "Marshall"               12

Gass, Ward Patterson               45

Hamilton, Hazel Jeanette               39

Hamilton, Robert, spouse of               10

Hay, Agnes               49

Hay, Emma (Or Emily)               52

Hay, Frank Byron               61

Hay, Frederick               51

Hay, Herbert "Earl"               59

Hay, Jane "Gertrude"               60

Hay, Nellie               50

Hay, Robert Andrew, spouse of               27

Hay, William Jr., spouse of               23

Hay, Winnie               53

Kenna, James Dunbar, spouse of               6

Lister, Agnes               36

Lister, David, spouse of               5

Lister, Edison               96

Lister, Guy               95

Lister, Jane "Janie"               35

Lister, Margaret               34

Lister, Muriel               98

Lister, Nicholas D. "Nick"               37

Lister, Norman               94

Lister, Ralph William "Bule"               99

Lister, William               38

Lister, Wilmot               97

Little, Geoffrey Herbert               64

Little, Hugh Percy               62

Little, John, spouse of               36

Little, Margaret "Jean"               63

Little, Nicholas Wilkin               66

Little, Raymond James               65

Little, Thomas "Herbert", spouse of               30

Lowery, Victoria Maud, spouse of               37

Marshall, Mary, spouse of               2

Moffatt, David "Irvine"               88

Moffitt, Agnes Lister "Aggie"               87

Moffitt, Albion Andrew               86

Moffitt, Bertha Maud               93

Moffitt, John "Jack", spouse of               35

Moffitt, Manzer Eugene               90

Moffitt, Nellie Jane               91

Moffitt, Sydney Alvan               92

Moffitt, William Earl "Billie"               89

Murray, David               76

Murray, Harris Edison               82

Murray, Hilda M.               85

Murray, James Alexander               80

Murray, Jennie Maye               78

Murray, Jessie Isabella               81

Murray, Mary "Agnes"               79

Murray, Peter Louis               75

Murray, Prescott W.               84

Murray, Roy Lester               83

Murray, Wesley John               77

Murray, William E., spouse of               34

Smith, Agnes Isabella, spouse of               33

Thomas, Barbara, spouse of               38

Wilkin, Beatrice               32

Wilkin, David Lloyd               73

Wilkin, Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie"               57

Wilkin, Eleanor I. "Ellen"               29

Wilkin, Elizabeth Joyce               70

Wilkin, Henry Ward Beecher               56

Wilkin, Herbert, spouse of               4

Wilkin, James Herbert               33

Wilkin, Jane Agnes               24

Wilkin, Janet J.               26

Wilkin, Jean Elizabeth               58

Wilkin, John               25

Wilkin, John Ronald "Jack"               72

Wilkin, Katherine Reynolds               31

Wilkin, Laurence Nicholas               68

Wilkin, Lorna Margaret               74

Wilkin, Margaret L. "Maggie"               30

Wilkin, Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme"               55

Wilkin, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy"               23

Wilkin, Mary H.               27

Wilkin, Nicholas               28

Wilkin, Roscoe James               69

Wilkin, Ruth M. E.               71

Wilkin, Thomas "Elmer"               54