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Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

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John Cock burn and Elizabeth

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

1. John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie

Born 1783 in Coldstream, Roxburghshire Co., Scot. Died 15 Jun 1858 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

  

The spelling of "Cockburn" was changed to "Coburn" in the 1870s.

   

John Cockburn and his wife Elizabeth Lesley and nine children ranging in age from 3 years to 22 years, left Berwick-upon-Tweed on 28 May 1837 on the Brig Cornelius of Sunderland, and arrived in Saint John, NB, 12 Jul 1937.   They travelled to Fredericton on the steamer, Water Witch.   They received Land Grant Lot #8w, 100 acres, in Harvey Settlement, and were among the first settlers of Harvey.

   

According to oral history handed down through the generations, two daughters, Margaret and Dorothy, stayed in England when the rest of the family came to Canada.   Margaret's birth was found in the IGI, but Dorothy's birth date was not found.   According to Elizabeth's obituary she was the mother of 11 children, and from our records just nine came to NB.

   

The Cockburns had a small inn, which was the stagecoach stop.   In the book, "Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical and Social" by James F. W. Johnston, Vol II, published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London in 1851, on page 170, Dr. Johnston makes reference to having stayed at the Inn on a visit to the Harvey Settlement area in 1848:   "I stayed over night at this settlement, in a comfortable little inn kept by a Mr. Cockburn, who had several sons grown up, all of whom but one had already left him, and settled on farms of their own."

   
Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   "In Memory of John Cockburn Died 15th June 1858 Aged 73 years.   Native of Coldstream, County of Roxburghshire, Scotland."

   

He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley, 26 May 1806 in Eccles, Berwick Co., Scotland. Born 1788 in Eng. Died 11 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

   

From Morning Telegraph, 20 Apr 1869:

   

Died Harvey Settlement, 11th ult., Elizabeth relict of John Cockburn, age 81, left 11 children, 86 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

 

   

They had the following children:

  2   i.   Margaret Cockburn (Coburn)

  3   ii.   John Cockburn (Coburn)

  4   iii.   Dorothy Cockburn (Coburn)

  5   iv.   Isabella Cockburn (Coburn)

  6   v.   James Cockburn (Coburn)

  7   vi.   George Cockburn (Coburn)

  8   vii.   Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn)

  9   viii.   William Cockburn (Coburn)

  10   ix.   Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn)

  11   x.   Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn)

  12   xi.   Thomas Cockburn (Coburn)

  13   xii.   Ralph Cockburn (Coburn)

Margaret cockburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. Margaret Cockburn (Coburn) 

Daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 13 Aug 1807 in Lutholm, Berwick, Scotland. Christen 22 Aug 1807 in Eccles, Berwick, Scotland.

   

No further information.   Possibly stayed in England when the family emigrated to Canada in 1837.

John Cockburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. John Cockburn (Coburn)

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 3 May 1808 in Eccles, Berwick, Scotland. Christen 8 May 1808 in Eccles, Berwick, Scotland.

   

No further information.   Possibly stayed in England when the rest of the family emigrated to Canada in 1837.

Dorothy cockburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. Dorothy Cockburn (Coburn)

Daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley.

Isabella Cocburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. Isabella Cockburn (Coburn) 

Daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born Approx 1813 in Eng. Died 15 May 1884 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   "In memory of Mother, wife of Thomas Nesbitt, died May 15, 1884 aged 71 years.   Have faith in God"

   

She married Thomas Nesbitt, son of John Nesbitt & Ann, 27 Apr 1839 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By John Birkmyre . Born Approx 1817 in Eng. Christen 28 Sep 1817 in Wooler, United Presbyterian Cheviot Street--NC. Died 20 May 1882 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Thomas came to NB in 1837 with his parents and siblings, and were among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

From NB Royal Gazette, 1 May 1839:   "Married 27th ult. by Rev. J. Birkmyre, Thomas Nesbit and Miss Isabella Cockburn, both of Fredericton parish, York Co."

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register B 1837-1850 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were George Roberts and Susanna Nesbit.

   

According to 1851 Census, Thomas was a carpenter, and living in Fredericton.   The 1861 Census has the family living in Manners Sutton parish, and Thomas was a farmer and carpenter.   In 1861 they owned or occupied 30 acres improved land and 220 acres unimproved land; cash value of farm 120 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 6 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 3 other neat cattle, 9 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 150 lb. pork.   Produced 150 lb. butter; 34 lb. wool; 14 tons hay; 100 bu. oats; 50 bu. buckwheat; 3 bu. peas, 20 bu. timothy; 50 bu. turnips and 100 bu. potatoes.

   

Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   "God is Love, Asleep in Jesus.   Sacred to the memory of Thomas Nesbitt, died May 20, 1882 aged 63 years, also Charlotte Nesbitt, died June 21, 1861 aged 7 years."

   

They had the following children:

  14   i.    Elizabeth Nesbitt

  15   ii.   Anne Isabella Nesbitt

  16   iii.  Margaret Jane Nesbitt

  17   iv.  Isabella P. Nesbitt

  18   v.   Susan Nesbitt

  19   vi.  Charlotte Nesbitt

James cockburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. James Cockburn (Coburn)

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born Approx 1815 in Eng. Occupation Tailor.

  

From New Brunswick Courier, 3 August 1839: "Married Fredericton, 23rd ult., by Rev. J. Birkmyre, James Cockburn and Miss Ann Nesbit, both of that parish."

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register B 1837-1850 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were George Cockburn and Susanna Nesbit.

   

No further information on James and his wife Ann.

   

He married Ann Nesbitt, daughter of John Nesbitt & Ann, 23 Jul 1839 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By John Birkmyre. Born Approx 1820 in Eng.

George Cockburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

7. George Cockburn (Coburn) 

 

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 1817 in Eng. Died 28 Dec 1884 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

George came to NB with his parents and eight siblings in 1837 with the first settlers of Harvey.  

   

From New Brunswick Royal Gazette, 1 Dec 1841:   "Married 13th inst., by Rev. D. McCurdy, George Cockburn and Miss Mary Piercy both of Harvey Settlement, York Co."

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register B 1837-1980 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were Wm Cockburn, Isabella Piercy and Jas Cockburn.

   

From the 1861 Census, They owned or occupied 45 acres of improved land and 55 acres unimproved; cash value of farm   was 150 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 15 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 6 other neat cattle, 15 sheep, 4 swine, and slaughtered 400 lb. pork.   Produced 150 lb. butter: 45 lb. wool; 18 tons hay; 4 bu. barley; 200 bu. oats; 140 bu. buckwheat; 6 bu. peas; 12 bu. timothy; 50 lb. clover seed; 100 bu. turnips; 150 bu. potatoes; and 50 bu. carrots.

   

George died at age of 66 years and 11 months.

   

He married Mary Piercy, daughter of Thomas Piercy & Mary Henderson, 13 Nov 1841 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy, Presbyterian. Born 30 Sep 1819 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 6 Mar 1892 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

  

Mary came to NB in 1837 with her parents and siblings, and were among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

They had the following children:

  20   i.   Mary Ann Coburn

  21   ii.   John G. Coburn

  22   iii.   Thomas Coburn

  23   iv.   James "Jim" Coburn

  24   v.   Elizabeth Ann "Betsy Ann" Coburn

  25   vi.   George Henry Coburn

  26   vii.   Isabella "Belle" Coburn

  27   viii.   Mary Coburn

  28   ix.   Margaret "Maggie" Coburn

  29   x.   Walter Henderson Coburn

Elizabeth Cockburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

8. Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn) 

 

Daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 18 Mar 1820 in Eng. Died 4 Mar 1870 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From The Loyalist, 26 October 1843:   "Married Harvey Settlement, York Co., 13th inst., by Rev. John M. Brooke, William Robinson and Elizabeth, daughter of John Cockburn, all of said settlement and lately from Northumberland, England."

   

From Thursday, Daily Telegraph, 10 March 1870:   "Died Harvey, Mrs Elizabeth Robison, age 49, left husband, six children."

   

She married William Robison, son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson, 13 Oct 1843 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton. Born 6 Sep 1811 in Eng. Died 16 Apr 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

  

William Robison came to Harvey with the first settlers in 1837, as a single man.   He settled on Lot #11, second tier, 100 acres, between the lots of George Nesbitt and Thomas Wilson, southeast of the road from Saint Andrews to Fredericton.   William was the first in his family to come to NB, and he was followed in 1842 by his parents and siblings.

   

In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, he owned or occupied 40 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   Had 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 2 other neat cattle, 7 sheep, 4 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter; 20 lb. cheese; 25 lb. wool; 9 tons hay; 130 bu. oats; 80 bu. buckwheat; 60 bu. turnips; 80 bu. potatoes and 30 bu. carrots.

   

William, Elizabeth and family are not listed in the 1851 Census for the Harvey area, and in the 1871 Census it is noted that their son Marshall Taylor Robison (who was born 20 Jun 1850) was born in U.S.A., so perhaps the family were in U.S.A. for a period of time and some of the older children may have been born there also.

   

It is believed that William is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery beside his wife and oldest son William, but his name is not on the gravestone.   Unsure if there was a son, David, in this family--unable to confirm. David does not appear in any of the Census reports, the church death records, or on a gravestone in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery.   Only information is from notes written by the late Mary Coburn, with the notation that he died young.

   

They had the following children:

  30   i.   William Robison

  31   ii.   John Robison

  32   iii.   Marshall Taylor Robison

  33   iv.   Thomas James Robison

  34   v.   Stephen Robison

  35   vi.   Elizabeth Robison

  36   vii.   William Robison II

William cockburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

9. William Cockburn (Coburn)

 

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 1822 in England. Christen 1822 in Norham. Died 8 Sep 1893 in Nanaimo, BC.

  

William came to NB with his parents and siblings in 1837 and was among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

From New Brunswick Courier, 18 May 1844:   "Married Fredericton 9th inst., by Rev. J. M. Brooke, William Cockburn and Miss Jane Robinson both of Kingsclear."

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register B 1837-1850 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were James Cockburn and Robert Fulton.

   

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton showed that they owned or occupied 20 acres improved land, and 80 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 80 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   They had 1 horse, 1 milch cow, 2 working oxen, 1 other neat cattle, 5 sheep, 1 swine, and slaughtered 200 lb. pork.   Produced 20 lb. wool; 7 tons hay; 90 bu. oats; 50 bu. buckwheat; 4 bul timothy; 50 bu. turnips; and 80 bu. potatoes.

  

Many of this family moved to British Columbia, and William and his wife Jane Robison both died in BC.

   

From notes written by the late Mary Coburn there may have been a son named Harry in this family, who died young, but no record of his birth or death has been found.

   

He married Jane Robison, daughter of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson, 18 May 1844 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 1 Jun 1827 in England. Died 27 Nov 1910 in Vancouver, BC. Buried in Nanaimo, BC.

   

They had the following children:

  37   i.   Margaret Jane Coburn

  38   ii.   Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" Coburn

  39   iii.   John Lesley Coburn

  40   iv.   Marshall "Mate" Coburn

  41   v.   William Henry Coburn

  42   vi.   Jessie Coburn

  43   vii.   Stephen Robison Coburn

  44   viii.   Isabelle "Belle" Coburn

  45   ix.   George Thomas Coburn

  46   x.   Margery Hannah Coburn

  47   xi.   James Andrew Coburn

  48   xii.   Mary Ann Piercy Coburn

  49   xiii.   David Walter Coburn

  50   xiv.   Joseph Lewis Coburn

Charlote cockbrn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

10. Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn)

 

Daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 7 Apr 1826 in Eng. Died 16 Feb 1905 in Acton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Charlotte came to NB with her parents and sibling in 1837 and were among the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

She married William Pass, son of William Pass & Hannah, 27 Oct 1849 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy, Presbyterian . Born 17 May 1821 in Eng. Died 14 Mar 1905 in Acton, York Co., NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter. Religion Congregationalist.

   

William came to NB in 1843 with his parents, William Sr. and Hannah Pass.   He had received training as a carpenter in England before coming to NB.

   

From New Brunswick Reporter, Fredericton, 2 Nov 1849:   "Married Harvey Settlement, 27th ult., by Rev. D. McCurdy, William Pass and Miss Charlotte Cockburn."

   

PANB   #F15551, p. 465:   "William Pass and Charlotte Cockburn on Oct 27, 1849 by Daniel McCurdy, witnesses Thomas Cockburn and Elizabeth Messer."

   

In the 1861 Census, William owned or occupied 60 acres improved land and 240 acres unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds; cash value of implements and machinery, 10 pounds.   Had 2 horses; 4 milch cows; 7 other neat cattle; 9 sheep; 2 swine; and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 300 lb. butter; 26 lb. wool; 12 tons hay; 250 bu. oats; 120 bu. buckwheat; 12 bu. timothy; 300 bu. turnips; and 100 bu. potatoes.

   

They had the following children:

  51   i.   William Venables Pass

  52   ii.   John Cockburn "Jack" Pass

  53   iii.   James "Jim" Pass

  54   iv.   Elizabeth Hannah "Lizzie" Pass

  55   v.   Charlotte Pass

  56   vi.   Harriett "Hattie" Pass

  57   vii.   Anne "Annie" Pass

Andrew Wood cockburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

11. Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn)

 

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 27 May 1827 in Eng. Christen 4 Jun 1827 in Norham. Died 19 Apr 1907 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Andrew came to NB with his parents and siblings in 1837 and were among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

Andrew and his wife Elizabeth Messer lived in Harvey and were farmers.   (The farm was later known as the Fred Hanselpacker farm.)

   

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton show that they owned or occupied 40 acres improved land and 260 acres unimproved land; cash value of farm was 200 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 14 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 6 other neat cattle, 10 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter; 40 lb. wool; 16 tons hay; 200 bu. oats; 60 bu. buckwheat; 7 bu. timothy; 50 bu. turnips; and 100 bu. potatoes.

   

He married Elizabeth Messer, daughter of William Messer & Alice (Or Alison) Brown, 9 Mar 1850. Born 29 May 1828 in Eng. Died 26 Sep 1904 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

They had the following children:

  58   i.   Alice Leslie Coburn

  59   ii.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Coburn

  60   iii.   Margaret Ann "Maggie" Coburn

  61   iv.   Charlotte Isabella "Bell" Coburn

  62   v.   John Wood Coburn

  63   vi.   Eleanor "Ellen" Coburn

  64   vii.   William Thomas "Bill" Coburn

  65   viii.   Mary Jane Coburn

  66   ix.   Andrew Coburn

  67   x.   Susanna "Susy" Coburn

Thomas Cockburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

12. Thomas Cockburn (Coburn)

 

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born Approx 1830 in Eng. Died 14 Mar 1863 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Thomas came to NB with his parents and siblings in 1837 who were among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

From Headquarters, 25 Jan 1854:   "Married 20th inst., by Rev J. M. Brooke, Thomas Cockburn and Miss Nancy Johnstone both of Harvey Settlement, Kingsclear parish".

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB), witnesses to the marriage were Ralph Cockburn and Jane Wilson.

   

Thomas lived in Harvey.   Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   "In Memory of Thomas Cockburn Died 14th March 1863, Aged 33 years.   Native of the County of Northumberland, England."

   

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton shows that Thomas owned or occupied 32 acres improved land and 55 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 70 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 18 pounds.   Had 1 horse, 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 1 other neat cattle, 8 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 250 lb. butter; 40 lb. cheese; 28 lb. wool; 10 tons hay; 250 bu. oats; 20 bu. buckwheat, 15 bu. turnips and 60 bu. potatoes.

   

He married Nancy Johnston, daughter of Mr Johnston & Christina A. Heughan, 20 Jan 1854 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton . Born 15 Jan 1833. Died 18 Mar 1916 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From Religious Intelligencer, 18 Nov 1864: "Married Harvey by Rev Samuel Johnson, John Dorcas and Mrs Nancy Cockburn."

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Married by Rev. Samuel Johnson, with witnesses Aaron Hay and Catherine Dorcas.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - d. 18 Mar 1916:

   

Mrs Nancy Coburn

   

Harvey Station, March 20 -- Mrs Nancy Coburn, an old resident of this parish, died on Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Walter Piercy, at Manners Sutton.   She was in the eighty-third year of her age, and has been very infirm for some time past.   She is survived by one son, John E. Coburn, who carried on a general store at Manners Sutton, and three daughters--Mrs Robert Little and Mrs Walter Piercy, of Manners Sutton, and Mrs F. Currie, of Boston.   She is also survived by one brother, Christopher Johnston of Coburn.   She was a lady possessed of many good qualities and had a wide circle of friends.   The funeral will take place this afternoon.

 

   

They had the following children:

   68   i.   Christina Coburn

  69   ii.   Elizabeth Coburn

  70   iii.   Mary Ann Coburn

  71   iv.   John Ervin Coburn

  72   v.   Thomasina Lesley "Mina" Coburn

  73   vi.   Tressa Bertina Coburn

Ralph Cockburn (coburn)

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Second Immigrant Generation

13. Ralph Cockburn (Coburn) 

 

Son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley. Born 1834 in Eng. Christen 29 Mar 1834 in Wooler United Associate Tower Hill--NC. Died 28 Mar 1926 in Kamloops, BC.

 

From BC Vital Stats:   died 28 Mar 1926, age 93, at Kamloops, BC.

   

Ralph came to NB with his parents and siblings in 1837 who were among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, Ralph's mother, Elizabeth, age 73, Scotch, was living with Ralph and his wife Emma and two children.   They owned or occupied 60 acres improved land and 153 acres unimproved land; cash value of farm was 250 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 20 pounds.   They had 4 horses, 4 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 6 other neat cattle, 15 sheep, 3 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 300 lb. butter; 30 lb. cheese; 50 lb. wool; 20 tons hay; 300 bu. oats; 50 bu. buckwheat; 100 bu. turnips; and 100 bu. potatoes.

  

Ralph and his wife Emma Elkington with many of their children, moved from NB between 1881 and 1891(they are listed in 1881 Census, but not in the 1891 Census.)

   

From notes written by Barbara Kaye, Nov 1999:   "Ralph and Emma Coburn left Harvey for Manitoba in 1886 approximately.   Their second and third daughters were married and remained in NB.   Ralph and Emma separated in about 1890.   Ralph went to the Yukon where he found enough gold to make his wife a ring.   Ralph and his daughter Ella revisited Harvey and after their return to Manitoba, Ralph moved to British Columbia late in the 1890s or early 1900s.   He died in Kamloops, BC 28 Mar 1926 at the age of 93.   According to his death certificate he had lived in BC for 28 years.  

Emma died in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1932."

   

(Information on the members of this family who moved from Harvey was provided by Barbara Kaye, 1043 Canyon Boulevard, North Vancouver, BC   V7R 2K3, in a letter to Dr. W. L. Randall 8 Nov 1999.)

   

He married Emma Elkington, daughter of William Elkington & Susannah "Susan" Martin, 7 Oct 1857 in Harvey By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 19 Mar 1841 in England. Died 1932 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Nesbit and Andrew Cockburn.

   

They had the following children:

  74   i.   Susanna Martin "Susan" Coburn

  75   ii.   Elizabeth Lesley "Lizzie" Coburn

  76   iii.   Emily Coburn

  77   iv.   George Albert Coburn

  78   v.   Tressa Coburn

  79   vi.   Frederick Roy Coburn

  80   vii.   Thomas "Wesley" Coburn

  81   viii.   Annie Selena Coburn

  82   ix.   Ella Amanda Coburn

  83   x.   Lottie May Coburn

  84   xi.   Carrie Astilia Coburn

Elizabeth Nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. Elizabeth Nesbitt

 

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born 3 May 1842 in Fredericton. Christen 15 Aug 1842 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 15 Mar 1905 in Winnipeg. Buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.

   

She married William Craig, son of Henry Craigs & Isabella Kay, 19 Oct 1865 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 21 Nov 1845 in Harvey. Christen 28 Dec 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 26 Dec 1921 in Treherne, Man. Buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg. Occupation Farmer.

   

From St. John Globe, 30 Oct 1865:   "Married at residence of bride's bather, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 20th inst., William Craigs and Miss Elizabeth Nesbit, all of Harvey."

   

York Co., NB, marriage records gives date as 19 Oct 1865, and witnesses to marriage were Thomas Craig and Annie Nesbit.

   

William is listed as a farmer in the 1871 and 1881 Census for Manners Sutton.   They lived and worked on a farm on what is now the Charlie Little Road in Harvey.   In June 1892, William, Elizabeth and their two sons, Thomas and Stuart and daughter Annie left for Winnipeg, followed by daughter Isabella in November.   Son Henry Fulton had already settled and married in Winnipeg.   William operated a dairy farm in what is now part of Winnipeg.

 

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated:

   

William Craig

   

Harvey Station, Jan. 21 -- Thomas Craig has received word of the death of his brother, William Craig, which occurred at Winnipeg about the 8th inst.   The deceased gentleman was a native of this place and went west with his wife and family upwards of twenty-five years ago and engaged in farming near Winnipeg.   He was about seventy-five years of age and is survived by two sons and two daughters.   His wife died about fifteen years ago.   He was a man of fine character and had many friends here.

 

   

For complete information on this family see the genealogy book   "The Craigs of Harvey Settlement, Red Rock and the Pontiac"   by Helen C. Craig, printed 1999.

   

They had the following children:

  85   i.   Henry Fulton Craig

  86   ii.   Thomas Nesbitt Craig

  87   iii.   Isabella Charlotte "Bell" Craig

  88   iv.   William "Stuart" Craig

  89   v.   Elizabeth Ann "Annie" Craig

Anne Isabella nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Anne Isabella Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born 29 Jul 1844. Christen 29 Dec 1844 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

   

She married Elisha Smith, 1 Nov 1866 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By Rev. Samuel Johnson .

   

In marriage records Elisha lived in Parish of Lincoln, Sunbury Co., NB.   Witnesses to marriage were Margaret Nesbit and Malvin Smith.

   

Four children born between 1867 and 1872 were christened in Harvey Presbyterian Church. No further information on this family.

   

They had the following children:

  90   i.   Isabella Smith

  91   ii.   Soloman Smith

  92   iii.   Thomas Smith

  93   iv.   Franklin Smith

Margaret Jane Nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Margaret Jane Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born Approx 1847. Died 10 Nov 1906 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Margaret Jane died 10 Nov 1906, age 59 years 8 months, of tuberculosis.   (Church records)

   

She married Alexander Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs & Margaret Darling, 9 Dec 1868 in Harvey, York Co. By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born Approx 1841. Died 21 Jan 1916 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to marriage were James Briggs and Isabella Nesbit.

   

They had the following children:

  94   i.   Isabella Briggs

  95   ii.   Darling M. Briggs

  96   iii.   Elizabeth May Briggs

  97   iv.   Thomas A. Briggs

  98   v.   Mary Anne "Annie" Briggs

  99   vi.   Susanna Gloriana "Susie" Briggs

  100   vii.   Minnie Jane Briggs

Isabella P. Nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Isabella P. Nesbitt 

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born 16 Nov 1849. Christen 31 Mar 1850 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

   

She married James Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs & Margaret Darling, 24 Dec 1874 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records, York Co., NB . Born 1847 in Harvey. Christen 25 Apr 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 28 Dec 1874:   "Married at residence of bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 24th inst., James Briggs and Miss Isabella R. Nesbit, both of Harvey."

   

Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Briggs and Susanna L. Nesbit.     No further information on this family.

susan nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. Susan Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born Approx 1852. Christen 9 May 1852 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

Charlotte nesbitt

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Charlotte Nesbitt 

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born 26 Mar 1854. Christen 19 Apr 1854 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 21 Jun 1861 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Mary Ann Coburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. Mary Ann Coburn 

Daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born Nov 1842 in Harvey. Christen 13 Nov 1842 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 24 Apr 1849 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Died at age 6 years and 6 months.

john G. Coburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. John G. Coburn 

 

Son of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born 12 Aug 1844 in Harvey. Christen 22 Sep 1844 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 23 May 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Ref: Watson et al, "The Little Family", 1993, p. 197. Hall & Crozier, 1983, "The Swan Family", 1983, p. 99.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 9 Jan 1871:   "Married by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 4th ult., John Cockburn and Margaret Ann Nesbit, eldest daughter of John B. Nesbit, all of Harvey."

   

Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Cockburn and Ellen N. Nesbit.

   

He married Margaret Ann Nesbitt, daughter of John B. Nesbitt & Elizabeth Chambers, 4 Jan 1871 in Harvey, York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 3 Oct 1850 in Harvey. Died 19 Apr 1943 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1943:

  

Died at Harvey.   Mrs John G. Coburn Was Well Known Woman, Prominent in Church and Community.

  

Harvey Station, N.B., April 27 -- The death of Mrs Margaret Ann Coburn, widow of John G. Coburn, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Cecil Grieve, on April 19th, removed one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this community.   Had she lived until October 3rd, she would have been 93 years of age.   For the past few years she has been in poor health but always maintained her interest in the work of the church, W.M.S. and the Red Cross, to which she always contributed generously.   For some time it had been her custom to have passages of Scripture read at the meetings of the W.M.S. and a few days before her death she sent her usual request which was complied with.

  

Mrs Coburn was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Chambers) Nesbitt and was born at Harvey.   She was the last remaining member of the family.   Her husband passed away May 23rd, 1901.   Since that time she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs Harry C. Swan.   Last fall she went to visit her daughter, Mrs Grieve, where she became ill and had been confined to her bed since then.

  

Of a family of ten children, five survive her.   Mrs Swan and Mrs Grieve, and three sons, Thomas, Matthew and Charles Coburn, all of Brownville Junction, Maine.   The late Councillor Frank Coburn was a son, also Alexander Coburn, who gave his life in the Great War.   There are 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

  

Mrs Coburn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a life member of he Women's Missionary Society and was for years a teacher in the Sunday Schools at Coburn and Manners Sutton.   She was a woman of great kindliness and was loved by old and young.

 

   

They had the following children:

  101   i.   George Harvey Lesley Coburn

  102   ii.   John "Franklin" Chambers Coburn

  103   iii.   Thomas Preston Coburn

  104   iv.   Elizabeth Victoria "Lizzie" Coburn

  105   v.   William Walter "Lewis" Coburn

  106   vi.   Mary Helena "Mame" Coburn

  107   vii.   James "Alexander" MacLean Coburn b. 22 Aug 1886 - d. 30 Mar 1918, WWI, Somme

  108   viii.   Matthew Piercy Coburn

  109   ix.   Georgie Ann Nesbitt "Annie" Coburn

  110   x.   Charles Everett Coburn

Thomas Coburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

22. Thomas Coburn

 

Son of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born Approx 1845 in Harvey. Christen 25 Jan 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 9 Sep 1919 in Harvey, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From the Daily Telegraph, 9 January 1874:    "Married by Rev Samuel Johnson, at residence of bride's father, 2nd int., Thomas Cockburn and Miss Catherine Atcheson, all of Harvey."

   

Witnesses to the marriage were W. M. Atchison and Hannah Atchison.

   

Thomas and Catherine operated a general store in Harvey for a number of years (In 1881 Census Thomas is listed as a storekeeper, and in 1891 Census he is a farmer), then moved to Houlton, Maine, approximately 1893, and lived there for a few years then moved to Vancouver, BC, about 1896.   Thomas died 9 Sep 1919, age 73, kidney trouble (CR) while in Harvey on a visit.   Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery but no gravestone.   His wife died in Vancouver in 1918.

   

He married Catherine "Kitty" Atcheson, daughter of Andrew Atcheson & Margery Robison, 2 Jan 1874 in York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 1846 in Harvey. Christen 25 Apr 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy   Died 18 Nov 1918 in 784 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Buried 21 Nov 1918 in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.

 

   

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Mrs Thomas Coburn

Harvey Station, Nov 29 -- Letters have been received here from Vancouver telling of the death of Mrs Catherine Coburn, wife of Thomas Coburn, which occurred there on November 18.   She was a native of Harvey and was a daughter of Andrew Atcheson, one of the pioneers of the settlement.  

She was in the seventy-fourth year of her age.   She formerly resided at Manners Sutton, where her husband carried on a general store, but they went to Houlton about twenty-five years ago and a few years afterwards went to British Columbia.   She is survived by her husband, one son and one daughter, also by two sisters, Mrs John Piercy of Comox, BC, and Mrs Ellen McCullough, residing here.   Many of the older residents here remember her very well and esteemed her highly.

 

   

They had the following children:

  111   i.   George Walter Coburn

  112   ii.   Andrew Lambert "Bert" Coburn

  113   iii.   Ella   Maud Coburn

  114   iv.   Ida May Coburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

23. James "Jim" Coburn 

 

Son of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born 29 Jul 1846 in Harvey. Christen 22 Aug 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 5 Feb 1928 in Harvey Sta. . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farming, Lumbering, And General Store. Religion Presbyterian.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 18 May 1871:   "Married by Rev Samuel Johnson, at his residence, 12th inst., James Cockburn and Miss Elizabeth Swan, all of Harvey."

   

Witnesses to marriage were John Swan and Elizabeth A. Cockburn.

(The spelling "Cockburn" was used until approximately 1877, then changed to "Coburn".)

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Undated photograph of James "Jim" (Cockburn) Coburn and first wife Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan. Based on apparent age of subjects photograph was probably taken in the early 1870's shortly after they were married. Original photograph in collection of Luanna (Patterson) Culberson, Woodstock, New Brunswick.

 

Image (IMG-9272) taken by Tim Patterson July 27, 2006.

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1928:

   

Harvey Man Died At Age Of 80 Years

   

Harvey Station, Feb 14 -- The death of James Coburn, of Harvey, occurred Feb. 5, at the home of his son, Alexander.   Deceased had been ill but a short time.   Although 80 years of age he had retained the use of his faculties to a remarkable degree.   He was a lifelong Presbyterian.   He had been prominent in business life also.   Besides farming and lumbering, he founded the business firm of James Coburn and Son, the latter of late years being conducted by the son, G. Wesley Coburn.   By his first marriage there survive the following children:   Walter, Wesley, Alexander, Wilbert, Edgar, Robert and Roy, Mrs Arnold Little, Mrs Pembroke Little and Mrs Hazen Patterson, all belonging to Harvey with the exception of Edgar, who lives at McAdam.   Deceased's second wife predeceased him by only seven months.   After prayer at the house, the funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. George E. Knight.   Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery, six of the deceased's sons being the pallbearers.

 

After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth, Jim married her sister, Sarah Jane Swan Briggs.

   

He first married Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan, daughter of James Swan & Jane Moody, 12 May 1871 in Harvey Sta., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 22 May 1854 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 9 Jul 1913 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

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Undated photograph of James "Jim" (Cockburn) Coburn and first wife Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan. Based on apparent age of subjects photograph was probably taken in the early 1870's shortly after they were married. Original photograph in collection of Luanna (Patterson) Culberson, Woodstock, New Brunswick.

 

Image taken by Tim Patterson July 27, 2006.

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1913:

   

Mrs James Coburn

   

Harvey Station, N.B., July 12 -- Elizabeth Coburn, wife of James Coburn, of Manners Sutton, died at her home there yesterday morning after a long illness.   She was a daughter of James Swan, one of the pioneers of Harvey.   Deceased was a lady of very amiable disposition and was held in high esteem throughout the community and her death is deeply regretted.   She is survived by her husband, seven sons and three daughters.   The sons are Walter, G. Wesley, Wilbert, Alexander, Robert and Roy, residing here and Edgar Coburn, of McAdam.   Her daughters are Mrs Arnold Little, of Coburn, Mrs Pembroke Little of Montreal, and Miss Pearle Coburn at home, all of whom were present when she died.   She is also survived by three brothers and one sister.   They are Henry Swan and Alex H. Swan, of Manners Sutton, James Swan, of Princeton, Maine, and Mrs Sarah J. Briggs, of Coburn.

   

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen here.   Rev. M. J. Macperson conducted the service.

 

Died at age 59 yr. 2 mo. 18 days.

   

They had the following children:

  115   i.   Walter Henderson Coburn

  116   ii.   George Wesley "Wes" Coburn

  117   iii.   James Alexander "Sandy" Coburn

  118   iv.   Thomas Wilbert "Wil" Coburn (Twin)

  119   v.   Henry Edgar "Ed" Coburn (Twin)

  120   vi.   Minnie Gertrude J. Coburn

  121   vii.   Robert Coburn

  122   viii.   Mary "Lottie" Coburn

  123   ix.   Charles "Roy" Coburn

  124   x.   Sarah "Zilla" Coburn

  125   xi.   Elizabeth Etta "Pearle" Coburn

 

   

He second married Sarah Jane "Janie" Swan, daughter of James Swan & Jane Moody, 25 May 1915 in York Co., NB . Born 1 Feb 1858 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 8 Jul 1927 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

    Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier, "The Swan Family", 1980, p. 41.

 

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1927:

 

    Mrs Jas Coburn Has Passed Away

 

Harvey Staton, July 14 -- The death of Mrs James Coburn of Manners Sutton occurred on July 8 at the age of 69 years.   Deceased had suffered slightly from paralysis some time ago, and she took a last stroke on Sunday afternoon, July 3, shortly after having attended church.

 

Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Swan, natives of England, who came to Harvey about 80 years ago, when the settlement was in its infancy.   She was twice married.   By her first husband, the late Thomas Briggs, she leaves four sons and two daughters.   The sons are Matthew and John, of York Mills; Charles of Manners Sutton, and Allen of York Mills.   The daughters are Margaret, Mrs LeBaron Little, and Lottie, Mrs Harry Swan, both of Harvey Station.   Her second husband also survives and the following stepchildren:   Walter, Wesley and Alexander Coburn of Manners Sutton; Edward (sic)Coburn, McAdam; William (sic), Robert and Roy Coburn, Manners Sutton; Lottie, Mrs Pembroke Little, Manners Sutton; Zilla, Mrs Arnold Little, of Coburn, and Pearl, Mrs Hazen Patterson, of Tweedside.   Two brothers, Henry and Alexander Swan are also left to mourn.

 

The funeral was held in the Harvey Presbyterian church on Sunday, July 10, a very large number attending.

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Group of ladies afternoon get to getter at Linda's camp

Dora Hunter, Lottie Little, Zilla Little, Linda Coburn, 
Bessie Hanselpacker, Jane Davis?
back standing Ida Rutherford.

Dora Hunter was the adopted daughter of Eleanor Robison and 
James Hunter,
Born December 22, 1899, died September 1990

Mary " Lottie" ( Coburn) Little 
Born October 29, 1885 died December 14, 1983
Daughter of James Coburn and Elizabeth Swan. 
Married to Pembroke Little.

Sarah `Zilla` ( Coburn) Little , daughter of James Coburn 
and Elizabeth Swan, 
Born August 11, 1889 died February 6, 1966
Married to David `Arnold`Little.

Linda Glenna Little 
Born August 17, 1883 died May 4, 1971
Daughter of David " Allan" Little and Margaret Ann Lister,
Married to Wes Coburn

Bessie Louise Burrell 
Born August 8, 1894 died February 20, 1975
Daughter of Ellen coburn and Alexander Burrell.
Married to 1) Fred Hanselpacker. 2) Willard Wilson.

Ida Elizabeth( Little) Rutherford 
Born November 21, 1902 died September 12, 1994
Daughter of Ebenezer Little and Mary Agnes Lister,
Married to Lewis Rutherford.

James "jim" Coburn

Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. Elizabeth Ann "Betsy Ann" Coburn

 

Daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born 16 Feb 1849 in Harvey. Died 27 Feb 1902 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 21 Jun 1873:   "Married Harvey 17th inst., by Rev Samuel Johnson, John C. Pass and Miss Elizabeth Ann Cockburn."

   

Witnesses to the marriage were W. V. Pass and Isabella Cockburn.

   

She married John Cockburn "Jack" Pass, son of William Pass & Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn), 17 Jun 1873 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 31 Oct 1852 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 23 Mar 1852 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 8 May 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

After the death of Jack and his wife Betsy Ann, the property was sold to William Grieve on 28 Nov 1902 for the sum of $1150.   The property included the southeastern half of lot #6, 50 acres, in Harvey Settlement; and lot #6 second tier east of Cranberry Lake, 100 acres.   As three of the Pass children--Arthur Gordon Pass, Lila Elizabeth Pass and William Everett Pass were infants (within the ages of twenty-one) the Supreme Court of Equity of NB on 21 March 1902 appointed John M. Swan their guardian and empowered to sell their estate rights jointly with the other Pass children, Mary Ann McCully and her husband John McCully, blacksmith, McAdam; Susan Charlotte Campbell and her husband George H. Campbell, commercial traveller, London, Ontario; and George Venables Pass, labourer.   However before the conveyance of the land to William Grieve could be executed John M. Swan died, and on 11 Nov 1902 James Coburn was appointed guardian, and empowered to complete the sale of the said infants interests.   (Information from In The Supreme Court in Equity, Indenture #52153, John C. Pass (Heirs) to William Grieve.)

   

Besides the parents, three children died between the period 1891 and 1902.   Church records indicate that one son died of consumption, so possibly the others also died of the same disease.