HARVEY SETTLER DESCENDANT
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS

Old photographs have both a historical and aesthetic value. When they are family photos they provide additional sentimental and nostalgic appeal. Photographs presented on these pages are in the form of albums and where possible are presented in the order that they appeared in the originals.

 

If you have photographs of Harvey settlers to contribute or have information on any photographs in the collection please contact Tim Patterson at: tim.patterson@carleton.ca.

About 250 images in multiple albums taken between ~ 1860 through to 1949. Many photographs are identified but the majority are not. Traces diaspora of this family from Harvey to New England and British Columbia with many taken on the family farm. Oldest images in collection are of Messer and Speedy families with majority of remainder being of their descendants.

This bible passed into Beryl's family through her husband Dellas 'Dell' Wesley Johnston, who was a direct descendant of William Patterson through his mother Janet Elizabeth "Jennie" Patterson Bible contains family birth and death certificates, a facsimile marriage certificate for William Patterson and his New Brunswick born wife, Sarah Anne Jane Dibblee. Contains small collection of nine tin type and carte-de-visite photographs. Some were taken in the UK providing evidence that an active correspondence with William's homeland carried on for many years after settlement.

Small collection of images taken from early 20th century through late 1970s of family of William "Willie" Messer and Margaret "Maggie" Messer and descendants. Includes several images of Don Messer and his family.

Forty-seven photographs from the collection of Brian Swan of La Peche, Quebec, which includes Cornelius settler John Stuart Thompson, the first school teacher in Harvey Settlement. Brian inherited the photo album below from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Most photographs in this collection are tin types and were taken in the latter part of the 19th century. The collection is valuable in that it not only includes photographs of a broad spectrum of Harvey settlers, but that the subjects in every single photograph are identified.

Eighteen late 19th - early 20th century photographs from the collection of Verselia (Little) Gass of Tweedside, Harvey Station. The photographs are of members of her extended family and include several snap shots of every day life in the community.

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Wood Family Album

Wood family Album

The 78 photographs presented on these pages were copied from the collection of Ross Wood, Tweedside, Harvey Station, York Co., NB. This album came to him from Wallace Wood. Walter "Wallace" Wood was the son of George Thomas Wood (b 16 Apr 1865, Harvey. d 30 Apr 1931) and Elizabeth Messer (b 8 Nov 1864, Harvey, d. 8 Jul 1920, Harvey.

Thirty-eight late 19th century photographs copied from collection of David Robison. The photographs are principally of members of the family of Marshall Robison and Mary Herbert. They most likely originated as a group in the collection of his grandmother, Frances (Miller) Robison

Dallas Davis Contributed
FAMILY ALBUM

Photographs presented here were provided by Dallas Davis, Fredericton. Photographs are from his own collection and that of his mother Doris (Messer) Davis.

Additional information on any persons illustrated would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Tim Patterson at: tim.patterson@carleton.ca.

 
Verselia Gass 
FAMILY ALBUM

These eighteen late 19th - early 20th century photographs were copied from the collection of Verselia (Little) Gass of Tweedside, Harvey Station. The photographs are of members of her extended family and include several snap shots of every day life in the community.

Images were provided courtesy of Verselia Gass and copied by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008. Additional nformation on any persons illustrated, would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Tim Patterson at: tim.patterson@carleton.ca.

 
William Patterson
FAMILY ALBUM
Digital Extracts From the William Patterson Family Bible
Patterson Family Bible
Patterson Family Bible

Access to this bible was provided courtesy of Mrs. Beryl (Swan) Johnston of Harvey during the summer of 2005. Digital photographs were taken of any items deemed to be of genealogical interest, and are presented here.

This bible passed into Beryl's family through her husband Dellas 'Dell' Wesley Johnston, who was a direct descendant of William Patterson through his mother Janet Elizabeth "Jennie" Patterson (person 24). This bible, printed in May 1873 by John E. Potter Co., USA is in excellent condition. It is of pulpit size with a very heavy leather binding and metal clasps.

It will quickly become clear as readers examine pages from the bible reproduced here that some of the family history contents (e.g. the nicely done but faux marriage certificate of William Patterson and Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee) were obviously filled in by family members at a much later date. The block lettering found on many pages is done in the same style and using the same ink and was thus probably done at the same time. The last entry in this style is the record of the birth to Emily Olive Patterson on 24 June, 1878 suggesting that the first family entries recorded in this bible were entered after this date and prior to the death of William Patterson Sr. on 11 Dec 1892, as his death is recorded in regular ink.

There are some birth and death dates included that were very useful as they provided the middle names of some family members that have not survived in other family records.

There are several contained photographs that are mounted in a family photo album section of the bibie in both tin type and carte-de-visite format. Unfortunately, as is usually the case in most photo albums, many subjects were not labeled so the identity of these peope is unknown. Of particular interest are several carte-de-visite photographs, which were taken in west Yorkshire, England, Berwickshire, Scotland, and Isle of Man in the latter 19th century. This indicates that there was at least some communication between William Patterson's extended family in Harvey Settlement and relatives back home for at least a generation.

William Patterson / Sarah A.J. Dibblee Marriage Certificate
Patterson Marriage Certificate

Marriage certificate of William Patterson and Sarah A. J. Dibble contained in the Patterson family bible.

The 1842 marriage certificate of William Patterson and Sarah Dibblee contained in the William Patterson family bible is very nicely done with carefully done block lettering and official looking signatures at the bottom. However, the certificate is actually part of the blble, which was printed in 1873. This artifact was obviously filled in long after the marriage of William and Sarah in 1842, and after Sarah's death in 1855.

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William and Sarah were married on 28 Mar 1842 in Fredericton by Reverend Daniel McCurdy (Presbyterian). The date listed in PANB #F15551 below is in error.  

From Weekly Chronicle, Saint John, 8 Apr 1842:   "Married Fredericton, York Co., by Rev. D. McCurdy, Wednesday, William Patterson, Harvey and Miss Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee, Fredericton parish."

   

PANB #F15551, p. 189:   "William Patterson of the Parish of Kingsclear and Sarah Anne Jane Dibble of the Parish of Fredericton were married by Banns being of age this Thirteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty two by me   -- Danl McCurdy, Minister.  

   

This marriage was solomnized between us:   William Patterson, Sarah Anne Jane Dibble

   

In the presence of Isabella Johnston, John Johnston, William Robison."

Birth Records
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Birth dates for William Patterson (1812-1892), Sarah A.J. Dibblee (1820-1855), and children.

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Birth dates of the children of William George Patterson, son of William Patterson Sr. (1812-1892) and Sarah A.J. Dibblee (1820-1855)

Deaths
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Death dates found in the the William Patterson family bible. With the exception of the entry for Sarah A.J. Patterson the other entries seem to have been made during two sessions during the 1970's.

Photographs