Descendents of Nicholas Lister (1796/1798 - 25 Jan 1869)
and Margaret Heughan (1801 - 25 Mar 1846)

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DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

First Immigrant Generation

1. Nicholas Lister

 

Son of George Lister. Born 1796/1798 in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Died 25 Jan 1869 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Weaver.

    

The Lister name was also spelled "Litster" in old records.   In the 1801 Census of Annan, Scotland, Nickol (age 3) was listed as part of the household of George Lister, Agnes Gass, Jean Lister, John Lister and Isabel Lister.   The home was listed as Bonshawside which included 16 residences.   (Info from E. E. Lister)

 

From Morning Telegraph, Saint John, 2 Feb 1869:

   " Died Harvey, 25th ult., Nicholas Lister, age 77, native of Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.   He was promoted to Ruling Elder of the Parish Church in   his native place.   He emigrated to America in 1843, left children and grandchildren."

From "Statistical Return of the Harvey Settlement for the year 1847", Nicholas settled in Harvey in 1843, had a family of 9, and besides farming he was a Weaver.   In the four years between 1843 and 1847, he had built a house and barn, had cleared 18 acres of his 100 acre lot and had paid off half the cost of his land.   He had 3 cows, 2 oxen, 10 sheep, 3 swine and 3 young cattle.   His crop consisted of 10 tons hay and stray, 150 bu. oats, 10 bu. barley and buckwheat, 100 bu. potatoes and 10 bu. wheat.   Estimated total value of crops, stocks, land and improvements was 166 pounds.   (As his wife died in 1846, it would appear that he had 8 children living with him in 1847.)

  

The 1851 Census lists Nicholas a widower, 54 years of age, Scotch, farmer/proprietor, who entered this colony in 1843.   The following children were living at home:   (All were born in Scotland)   David, 20; James, 16; Edward I., 14; Jane, 12; Agnes, 11 and Mary, 9.

  

Ten years later, 1861 Census, only his son Edward Irvin, 24, was at home with Nicholas.   Also a servant, Elizabeth Dundas, age 26, lived in the household.   The Lister family was Presbyterian.   By 1861, Nicholas owned or occupied 60 acres improved and 90 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 250 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 15 pounds.   He had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 4 other neat cattle, 14 sheep, 3 swine and slaughtered 400 lb. pork.   Produced 150 lb. butter, 36 lb. wool, 10 tons hay, 300 bu. oats, 87 bu. buckwheat, 20 bu. timothy and 100 bu. potatoes.

  

From the Land Grants records, Nicholas received the following land:   Lot P Block 31 Kingsclear (later Manners Sutton) York Co. 100 ac. 1851/10/13   Vol. 36, No. 4873; and Lot 70 Block 31, Manners Sutton, 50 ac. 1868/12/14 Vol. 74, No. 12594.

  

Excerpt from newspaper account of Settlement of Harvey -- undated--"For 16 years the Harvey Settlers were without a kirk or meeting house and without a clergyman excepting a rare visit from the Rev. Daniel McCurdy of Keswick.   The children were taken to Fredericton for baptism.   The Rev. John Brooke kindly granted the ordinance to all who sought, without hindrance at his own manse.   During all these years, however, public worship amongst themselves on the Lord's day was regularly observed.   This was conducted in the school house by the elders and others.   There were four of them, John Thompson, Thomas Herbert, Thomas Piercy and James Nesbitt.   In this connection the name of Nicholas Lister should be mentioned.   He took regular turns at the desk with the elders giving out the psalm or paraphrase, leading in prayer and reading the sermons.   There was no great force in the reading of the sermon but to hear some of these men pray, pleading at the throne, offering up their gifts at the alter was something grand.   The very simplicity of the language lent power and solemnity to their soul stirring devotions.   Nor was the service of praise led by Matthew Piercy less earnest and striking.   At the end of sixteen years in 1852 a substantial meeting house was erected........"

   

He married Margaret Heughan, daughter of William Heughan & Agnes Beattie, 28 Nov 1822 in Dumfries, Annan, Scotland. Born 1801 in Dumfries, Scot. Died 25 Mar 1846 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

  2   i.   George Lister

  3   ii.   Janet "Jennie" Lister

  4   iii.  William Lister

  5   iv.  John Lister

  6   v.   David Lister

  7   vi.  James M. Lister

  8   vii. Edward Irving Lister

  9  viii. Jane Lister

 10  ix.  Agnes Lister

 11   x.  Mary Lister

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. George Lister

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 18 Sep 1823 in Annan, Scot.

  

George came to America from Annan, Scotland, with his parents, brothers and sisters in 1843.   From Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Selected Counties: George Lister died 24 Dec 1891, age 68, Empire Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, buried in Corinthian Cemetery, Section NW.


He acquired the following Land Grants.   (Further information on land transactions can be obtained through research at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick):

  

Lot 18, T2, Harvey Sett., Manners Sutton, 50 acres, 1855/01/19, Vol. 44, No. 6646;   Part of 18 SE, Harvey Sett., 50 ac. 1857/02/23, Vol. 50, No. 7932;   18, Harvey Sett., 100 ac. 1857/12/28, Vol. 52, No. 8338;   90 Block 31, Harvey Sett. 50 ac. 1858/01/25, Vol. 53, No. 8540;   Blk 31, NE Bra Magag. R., Manners Sutton, 100 ac. 1870/08/01, Vol. 81, No. 13810.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 14 July 1937:   "About the year 1857, George Lister built the first woollen mill in York Mills.   He also built a sawmill and a grist mill.   The woollen business was established as a cloth mill.   He later sold the business to John Taylor."

 

Excerpt from Rural Musings:   Woollen Mill Thrives:   Began 105 years Ago, By Rolf Munroe--undated, but possibly in newspaper in December 1962:   "George built the sawmill first, and in it lumber for the other structures were processed.   The machinery for the original mill came up the St. John river by boat, was landed at Long Creek, and hauled on wagons to the mill site."  

 

There seems to be some questions as to the exact year the woollen mill was built.   From the Saint Croix Courier "Journey Through Time", The Early Years: 1865-1885, on 13 May 1869:   "New Woollen Mill -- Geo Lester, Esq., is erecting a woollen factory in the Harvey Settlement on the N. E. Magaguadavic within a short distance of Western Extension. -- Journal."

 

The 1861 Census lists George as 37 years old, Farmer/Merchant, and his wife Mary Ann, 28 years old, daughter Christina, 2 years, and son Charles Fisher, 7 mos.   Also in their household were James Carmichael, 26 yr., farm servant; Mary Embleton, 18 yr., domestic servant; James Kenna, 30 yr., woodturner, and his wife Isabella Kenna, 24 yr.

 

According to 1861 Census, George employed 2 males, owned or occupied 50 acres improved land and 700 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 500 pounds, and value of implements and machinery was 100 pounds.   He had 5 horses, 4 milch cows, 1 other neat cattle, 5 sheep, 2 swine and slaughtered 500 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter, 4 lb. wool, 18 tons hay, 100 bu. oats, 30 bu. buckwheat and 80 bu. potatoes.

 

Children of George and Mary Ann were baptized in Presbyterian church.    They moved from Harvey area sometime after 1861 Census.

 

George Lister, wife Mary Ann and daughter Christina Lister are in the 1880 census in Farmington, Dakota Co., Minnesota, USA.

 

He married Mary Ann Johnston, daughter of Mr Johnston & Christina A. Heughan, 24 Feb 1851 in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 12 Oct 1832, died 20 Jul 1909, Empire Township, Dakota County, Minesota, buried in Corinthian Cemetery, Section NW. Birth and death information from Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Selected Counties.

 

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

They had the following children:

  12   i.   Christina Lister

  13   ii.   Charles Fisher Lister

 

 

Entry last updated 11 Jan 2008

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Undated photograph of Mary Ann Johnston (b. ca. 1832, Scotland, d. unknown). Source: David M. Swan, 15 Mar 2007.

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Janet "Jennie" Lister

 

Daughter of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 31 Jul 1825 in Annan, Scotland. Died 1902 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

Jennie came to America from Annan, Scotland, with her parents, brothers and sisters in 1843.

   

She married William Little, son of John Little & Janet Heughan, 12 Mar 1844 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 1815 in Scot. Died 1 Nov 1909 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

PANB Marriage Records, p. 274:

    "William Little and Janet Lister both of Parish of Kingsclear and County of York were married by licence this twelfth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty four by me, John M. Brooke, Minister of St. Paul's Church, Fredericton.

   

This marriage was solemnized between us, William Little, Janet X(her mark) Lister.

   

In the presence of Andrew Hallet, Jervis Little.

   

Filed and registered 17 January 1845."     

 

   

Details of William and Jennie's family can be found in the book, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement" by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall, printed 1993.

   

They had the following children:

  14   i.   George Little

  15   ii.   Margaret Jane Little

  16   iii.   Agnes Little

  17   iv.   Elizabeth Little

  18   v.   William Irving Little

  19   vi.   Mary Lister Little

  20   vii.   Ellen Little

  21   viii.   Arthur Little

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. William Lister

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 20 May 1827 in Annan, Scot. Died 1848 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. John Lister 

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 13 Feb 1829 in Annan, Scot. Died in Scot.

   

No further information.   John perhaps died young, before the family emigrated to NB.

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. David Lister 

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 6 Mar 1831 in Annan, Scot. Died 16 Feb 1919 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

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.

   

He first married Janet Gass, daughter of Nichol Gass & Jean Copeland, 17 Oct 1854 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton, By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke. Born 1836. Died 27 Apr 1863 in Harvey.

   

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

   

They had the following children:

  22   i.   Margaret Lister

  23   ii.   Jane "Janie" Lister

  24   iii.   Agnes Lister

  25   iv.   Nicholas D. "Nick" Lister

  26   v.   William Lister

 

   

He second married Jessie Torrance, daughter of Robert Torrance & Ellen MacDonald, 20 Feb 1865 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 22 Oct 1845 in Scot. Died 8 Jun 1917 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were James Carmichael and Elizabeth Torrance.

   

They had the following children:

  27   i.   Robert Lister

  28   ii.   George Irvine "Dode" Lister

  29   iii.   James M. Lister

  30   iv.   Mary E. Lister

  31   v.   Nina Lister

  32   vi.   John "Albert" Lister

  33   vii.   Frederick Thomas "Fred" Lister

  34   viii.   Annie Lister

  35   ix.   Lena Isabella Lister

  36   x.   Lewis "David" Lister

  37   xi.   Roy Alonzo Lister

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

7. James M. Lister 

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 22 Dec 1832 in Dumfries, Scot. Died 25 Feb 1912 in McAdam, N.B. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Sawyer.

  

James came to America from Annan, Scotland with his parents and siblings in 1843.   James and Ellen lived at York mills where James operated mills. In the 1861 Census, James was 28 years old, Scotch, Sawyer, and Presbyterian.   Eleanor was 18 years old, and daughter Jane Agnes was 4 months old.   Servant Nancy Christie, 17 years, lived in their household.   They had 2 cows and one pig.

  

Listed in the Manners Sutton Subscribers Directory in the Atlas of York County, New Brunswick, published by Halfpenny & Co., Fredericton, N.B. in 1878 (Reprinted by Mika Publishing, Belleville, Ontario 1973) - "James Lister, Proprietor of Grist Mill, Harvey Mills."   (Harvey Mills later became York Mills.)

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1912:

James Lister

McAdam Junction, Feb 26 -- The death of James Lister occurred at his home, York Mills, on Sunday the 25th Inst.   He was in his 80th year and had been in failing health for two months.   He was a native of Dumfries, Scotland, and came to this country when but ten years old.   For over fifty years he had been a resident of York Mills, where he was engaged in the mining business.   He was a man of sterling principles and was respected by all who knew him.   He is survived by a widow, three sons and five daughters.   The sons are David E., at home; Ward M. of Vancouver, and DeWitt T., of McAdam.   The daughters are Mrs Margaret A. Little, Mrs Albert Little and Mrs George Little of Manners Sutton, and Mrs Alex Skene and Mrs James Piercy of McAdam.

 

He married Eleanor "Ellen" Piercy, daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt, 3 Aug 1858 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 15 Nov 1842 in Harvey. Christen 8 Jan 1843 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 21 Feb 1925 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):  

Witnesses to marriage were Edward Lister and Thomas H. Piercy.

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1925:

Mrs Ellen Lister

McAdam, Feb 23 -- The death of Mrs Ellen Lister occurred at her home on the 21st inst., after a brief illness.   Deceased was the widow of the late James Lister, of York Mills, and was in the 83rd year of her age.   Being of a quiet and kindly disposition she was beloved by all who knew her.   She is survived by five daughters, Mrs Margaret A. Little, Mrs Albert Little, Mrs George Little of Harvey Station, Mrs Alex Skene and Mrs James Piercy, of McAdam, and three sons, David E. and DeWitt T., of McAdam, and Ward M., of Vancouver, B.C.; also two sisters, Mrs Henry Swan of Harvey Station, and Mrs Wm Grieve, of Sandwick, B.C.   Interment was made in the cemetery at Harvey.   The funeral service was at the church in Harvey, and was conducted by Rev. Harold Tompkinson, assisted by Rev. J. H. MacLean.

 

They had the following children:

  38   i.   Nicholas Lister

  39   ii.   Jane Agnes Lister

  40   iii.   Margaret   Ann Lister

  41   iv.   Jane Agnes Lister

  42   v.   Mary Isabel Lister

  43   vi.   Eleanor "Ellen" Lister

  44   vii.   Elizabeth Piercy "Lizzie" Lister

  45   viii.   Matthew Henry "Harry" Lister

  46   ix.   David Edward Lister

  47   x.   Ward M. Lister

  48   xi.   James "DeWitt" Talmage Lister

Eleanor "Ellen" Piercy (b. 15 Nov 1842, Harvey - d. 21 Feb 1925, McAdam) and husband James M. Lister (b 22 Dec 1832, Dumfries, Scotland, d. 25 Feb 1912, McAdam). Source: Jocelean Swan Hall, 25 Jul 2006.

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Eleanor "Ellen" Piercy (1842 - 1925; sitting left; wife of James M. Lister), Jane "Janie" Piercy (1847 - 1937; sitting right; wife of Harry Swan), subjects standing in rear are unidentifed.

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

8. Edward Irving Lister 

 

Son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 14 Sep 1834 in Annan, Scotland. Died 1 Apr 1898 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Edward came to America from Annan, Scotland with his parents and siblings in 1843.   He was a farmer on his father's homestead farm.

    

Dates of births, marriages and deaths for Edward Lister, his wife Mary Ann, and their children are written in his family Bible.   (Held by Georgie Lister in 1999.)

   

He married Mary Ann Piercy, daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt, 15 Apr 1863 in Harvey Settlement, Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 25 Apr 1845 in Harvey. Christen 25 May 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 15 Nov 1911 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were George G. Grant and Jane Piercy.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Death of Mrs Mary Ann Lister

The death of Mrs Mary Ann Lister, widow of Edward Lister, occurred last Thursday at her home at Harvey Station.   She was seventy years old and a daughter of the late Matthew Piercy, one of the pioneer settlers in Harvey.   Her children are N. E. Lister, Matthew, John, and Thomas H. of Harvey; Mrs Eben Little, Mrs Fred Little, Mrs Kenneth Embleton, Mrs Ford Messer, and Miss Ida, of Harvey.   Mrs Henry Swan of Manners Sutton, and Mrs James Lister of York Mills are sisters, and two brothers and one sister in British Columbia.

 

They had the following children:

  49   i.   Nicholas E. Lister

  50   ii.   Matthew Henry Lister

  51   iii.   Mary Agnes Lister

  52   iv.   Margaret "Ellen" Lister

  53   v.   John Edward Lister

  54   vi.   Thomas Harvey Lister

  55   vii.   Isabel Victoria Lister

  56   viii.   Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lister

  57   ix.   Isabella Victoria "Bell" Lister

  58   x.   Lottie Selena Lister

  59   xi.   Ida May Lister

  60   xii.   Annie Piercy Lister

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

9. Jane Lister 

 

Daughter of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born Approx 1836 in Scot.

   

From York Co NB Marraige Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were Alex Briggs and Thomas Briggs.

   

She married Ralph Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs & Margaret Darling, 25 Aug 1858 in Harvey, By Samuel Johnson . Born Approx 1837 in Eng.

   

In the 1861 Census, Ralph was 24 years old, English, Farmer, Presbyterian; Jane was 25 years old, and two children, Thomas, 2 years and Margaret Jane, 4 mos.   They owned or occupied 40 acres improved land and 60 acres unimproved.   Cash value of farm was 150 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   They had one horse, 2 milch cows, 3 other neat cattle, 6 sheep, 1 swine and slaughtered 150 lb. pork.   Produced 70 lb. butter, 20 lb. wool, 7 tons hay, 200 bu. oats, 60 bu. buckwheat and 70 bu. potatoes.

  

This family moved to the Tobique area of New Brunswick, and information on this family is limited.   Believed to have ten children.

   

They had the following children:

  61   i.   Thomas Briggs

  62   ii.   Margaret Jane Briggs

  63   iii.   Nicholas Briggs

  64   iv.   George Briggs

  65   v.   Matthew W. Briggs

  66   vi.   Isabella Briggs

  67   vii.   Agnes Briggs

  68   viii.   Wilson Briggs

  69   ix.   Ellen Briggs

  70   x.   Adam Briggs

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

10. Agnes Lister  

 

Daughter of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born Approx 1838 in Scotland. Died 7 Sep 1896 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

She married Bernard McCann, son of Arthur McCann & Margaret Alexander, 14 Jul 1858 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Born Approx 1835. Died Jul 1912. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Bernard and Agnes lived at York Mills.   The 1861 Census lists Bernard as 26 years old, farmer, Catholic, and Agnes as 23 years old, Presbyterian.   Two children:   Margaret, 3 yr. and Jane, 1 year.   Acres of land owned or occupied, 4 improved and 96 unimproved.   Cash value of farm, 30 pounds, and value of implements and machinery, 1 pound.   They had one milch cow, one swine, slaughtered 140 lb. port.   Produced 37 lb. butter, 80 bu. oats, 10 bu. buckwheat and 80 bu. potatoes.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 18 Jul 1912:

Harvey Man Found Dead in Woods

Bernard McCann was on His Way to Visit Son and Became Exhausted in Woods

Harvey Station, July 17 -- Early last week, Bernard McCann, an old and respected resident of York Mills, left his home there was the apparent intention of going to McAdam to visit one of his sons.   On Sunday last his son, Nicholas McCann, who lived with him, hearing that he had not reached McAdam and being unable to find any trace of his whereabouts had search made for him.   It was learned that he had taken dinner at the house of a resident on the road from Wilmot to Magaguadavic Station and started for the station in the afternoon, which was the last seen of him.

   

The road between Wilmot and Magaguadavic Station is over three miles long and is much grown up with bushes and little used.   This road and the surrounding woods were thoroughly search by over thir;ty residents of the district, and on Monday afternoon Mr McCann's remains were found about half a mile from Magaguadavic Station, a short distance from the road.

   

It seems that he had got off the road and lost himself in the bushes and wandered around until he became exhausted and sank down and died.

   

The coroner, Dr. Dougan, was notified yesterday morning and he proceeded to the place and viewed the remains and made enquiries and considered an inquest unnecessary.   The body was very much decomposed owing to the hot weather and removal was almost impossible.   Coroner Dougan ordered the remains to be cremated which was done and the ashes interred at the Harvey cemetery yesterday afternoon.   Appropriate services were held at his late residence by Mrs W. H. Willis, of the Plymouth Brethren Sect, to which the deceased belonged.

   

He was about seventy-six years of age and for some time past has been in failing health and mind but was thought to be well able to take care of himself.   He was a native of the South of Ireland and came to this country with his father, the late Arthur McCann, of Acton, when a boy.   He is survived by two sons and two daughters and one brother, Mr John McCann, of Acton, and one sister, Mrs P. Coholan, of Cork.

    

He was a man of high character and of a very jovial disposition and had many friends.

They had the following children:

  71   i.   Margaret McCann

  72   ii.   Jane McCann

  73   iii.   Mary Lister McCann

  74   iv.   Elizabeth Ellen McCann

  75   v.   Ellyade? McCann

  76   vi.   Nicholas McCann

  77   vii.   Agnes McCann

  78   viii.   James McCann

  79   ix.   John McCann

  80   x.   David Edward McCann

  81   xi.   Frederick McCann

  82   xii.   Eva Theresa McCann

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Second Immigrant Generation

11. Mary Lister  

 

Daughter of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan. Born 1842 in Scotland. Died 6 Jun 1861 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

She married James Embleton, son of William Embleton & Jane Runchman, 15 Apr 1861 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Samuel Johnson. Born 5 Apr 1836 in Eng. Died 23 Oct 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

PANB #F15552, p. 432:   James Embleton and Mary Lister on Apr 15, 1861 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses Margaret J. Embleton and Edward Lister.

After Mary's death, Jim married Isabell Little.   He   lived on the farm known as the Tom Lister farm, near Frog Lake, and had five children from his second marriage.   Complete information on this family begins on page 101 in the book, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

12. Christina Lister 

 

Daughter of George Lister & Mary Ann Johnston. Born 29 Mar 1859 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

13. Charles Fisher Lister

 

Son of George Lister & Mary Ann Johnston. Born 6 Feb 1861 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 22 Jun 1863 in Harvey.

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. George Little 

 

Son of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 1854 in Harvey. Died 24 Nov 1927 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Margaret Jane Little

 

Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 29 Dec 1855 in Harvey. Died 30 Sep 1951 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 22 Dec 1879:    "Married at Michael Reid's, Tower Hill, Charlotte Co., 17th inst., by Rev. W. Wass, Hugh Young and Miss Margaret J. Little, both of Brockway, York Co."

   

From newspaper obituary - 1951:

Margaret Jane Young

The death of Margaret Jane, widow of Hugh Young, Brockway occurred at her home in Brockway, Sunday, Sept 30, at the advanced are of 95.   Mrs Young was one of the daughters of the late William and Jennie Little, formerly of this place, but was born and brought up in Harvey where her parents lived.   Her marriage to Hugh Young took place at Tower Hill on Dec 17, 1879, at the home of Rev William Wass who was the Presbyterian minister in that locality.   Mrs Young was a valued member of the United Church of Canada and attended services faithfully until prevented by ill health about four years ago.   Still she retained an interest in the community and her many friends and relatives until six weeks ago when she became very ill.

   

Mrs Young was the mother of four children, two of whom died in infancy.   A son, Irving Young died in February 1923.   One daughter (Jennie) Mrs Eugene Davis survives.   Others left to mourn are her daughter-in-law, now Mrs John McLean of McAdam, two grandchildren, Mrs Hazen Mitchell of Calais and John Kilburn Young of Saint John; also Miss Carolyn McLean of McAdam.   There are five great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Richard Thomas of St. Stephen and a brother, Arthur Little of Brockway.   Interment was in the Brockway Cemetery.

   

She married Hugh Young, 17 Dec 1879. Born 3 Apr 1854. Died 29 May 1941. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

  83   i.   William "Irving" Young

  84   ii.   Jennie Young

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Agnes Little 

 

Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 11 Sep 1857 in Harvey. Died 17 Mar 1942 in St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

She married Alexander William Little, son of Robert Little & Mary Murray. Born 4 Apr 1854 in Cayuga, Ont. Died 1932 in Old Bay Road, St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

"Big Alex", as he was known (to distinguish him from Alexander Little who lived at York Mills), was born in Ontario, and came to Harvey as a young man.   He and Agnes first lived on the farm presently known as the Karl Byers farm, in Little Settlement.   He had a big windmill on top of the hill.   He was well known in the surrounding areas for the merry-go-round which he built.   He later moved to Brockway, where he stored the merry-go-round in an old covered bridge which was not in use.   From Brockway he moved to St. Stephen.   He was a salesman for stoves.

   

From newspaper obituary - 1932:

Alex Little Passes Away

Alex W. Little Dies At Home On Old Bay Road

Death claimed one of the best known men in Charlotte County this morning when Alex W. Little passed away at his home on the Old Bay Road, where he had lived 25 years, coming from Harvey in 1907.

   

Born in Ontario 78 years ago, he moved to New Brunswick when a young man.   He was a successful farmer, both at Harvey and at his present home.   He was well and favourably known throughout the maritimes, having been a commercial traveller for a number of years.

   

Mr Little had been in poor health for about a year, having met with an accident about 18 months ago, when he fell from a team at Brockway.   He never fully recovered, but had been confined to his house only about three months.

   

He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters:   Bruce, Elmer and Verna at home; Irvine, Brockway, and Mrs B. L. Dunphy, Mouth of Keswick.   Another son, James died about 19 months ago.   There are also six grandchildren.   Interment will be at Brockway.

 

They had the following children:

  85   i.   James Hughan Little

  86   ii.   William "Irving" Little

  87   iii.   Elmer Little

  88   iv.   Verna J. Little

  89   v.   Etta Little

  90   vi.   Bruce Alexander Little

 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Elizabeth Little

 

Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 24 Aug 1859 in Harvey. Died 16 Nov 1949 in Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

From newspaper obituary - 1949:

Mrs C. Vail Dead

The death occurred at Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen, on Nov 16, of Mrs Elizabeth Vail, widow of Charles Vail, in her ninetieth year.   Mrs Vail, formerly Miss Elizabeth Little was born in Harvey, a daughter of William and Jennie Little and moved to Brockway with her parents when she was young, so most of her life was spent here.   She was affectionally known to all as Aunt Liz and she will long be remembered for her kindness and hospitality.   Her husband predeceased her by fifteen years.

   

She leaves to mourn the members of her household, an adopted daughter Miss Elsie Hunt; a nephew, Irving Little, a niece Miss Verna Little, a grand nephew Grant Watson and a brother Arthur Little; also two sisters, Mrs Hugh Young of Brockway and Mrs Richard Thomas of St. Stephen, besides many nieces and nephews.

   

The funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong.   A quartette, comprising of Charles Watson, Arthur Craig, Elwood MacLean and Wilbur Jones sang two selections, "The Beautiful Land" and "Abide With Me".   Mrs Carl Byers was accompanist.   The bearers were five nephews, Hugh Thomas, Allison Thomas, Wilfred Kilpatrick, Brockway Vail, Charles Vail and a neighbor, Harold Langley.

   

She married Charles William Vail, 19 Nov 1895 in York Co., NB. Born 1859. Died 20 May 1934 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

From newspaper obituary - 1934:

Charles William Vail

Brockway, NB, May 23 -- It was with sorrow that this community learned last Sunday morning that Charles William Vail, a life long resident of this place, had passed away at the age of seventy-five years.   He had been in failing health for nearly a year but only the last three weeks was he confined to his bed.   Mr Vail was a prominent Mason and Oddfellow and was also an ardent fisherman.   Besides his wife and adopted daughter, Miss Elsie Hunt, he is survived by one sister, Mrs Alfred Thomas, and two brothers, James Vail and Solomon Vail, all of Brockway.

   

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was one of the largest ever held in this place.   The service at the house was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong of the United Church and the pallbearers were six nephews, Lem Vail, Brockway Vail, Oscar Young, Everett Vail, George Vail and Charles Vail.   The many beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which he was held.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. William Irving Little  

 

Son of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 23 Mar 1861 in Harvey. Died Jun 1881. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Mary Lister Little 

 

Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 17 Jan 1863 in Harvey. Died 1920 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. Ellen Little

 

Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 3 Mar 1865 in Harvey. Died 8 May 1954. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.

   

She married Richard Thomas, son of Alfred Thomas & Margaret Dundass, 24 Feb 1886 in St. Stephen, NB. Born 27 Sep 1860 in Thomaston Corner, NB. Died 15 Jan 1925 in St Stephen. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.

   

Further information on this family can be found in the book "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan, Jocelean Swan Hall.

   

They had the following children:

  91   i.   George Granville Thomas

  92   ii.   Harold B. Thomas

  93   iii.   Hugh Arnold Thomas

  94   iv.   Stella Myrtle Thomas

  95   v.   William Irving Thomas

  96   vi.   Emily "Claire" Thomas

  97   vii.   Edith Augusta Thomas

  98   viii.   Allison Richard Thomas

  99   ix.   Nellie Gwendolyn Thomas

  100   x.   Jeanette Elizabeth Thomas

DESCENDENTS OF NICHOLAS LISTER (1796/1798 - 25 JAN 1869)
AND MARGARET HEUGHAN (1801 - 25 MAR 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. Arthur Little

 

Son of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 24 Apr 1868 in Harvey. Died 15 Feb 1959 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

   

Died 15 Feb 1959, age 90 yr.