Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Pre-emigrant Generation

A1. John Wightman (Weightman)

 

married Jane Wetherhead at Doddington, Northumberland,13 Sept. 1778 (source IGI*).

 

They had the following children, all baptized at Doddington (Source IGI*):

  A2  i.  Alexander Weightman, christened 28 Feb 1779

  A3   ii.   Eleanor Weightman, christened 22 Oct 1780

 A 4   iii. Isabell Wightman, christened 9 Oct 1785

  A5 (1)   iv. John Wightman, christend 23 June 1789, Cornelius party settler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Parish register transcripts, 1688-1812
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
FHL British film 94974 3
Microfilm (1 microfilm reel; 35 mm) of original records at Public Reference Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Baptisms, marriages and burials transcribed by Herbert Maxwell Wood.

 

Parish register transcripts, 1700-1812
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
Microreproduction (1 microfilm reel; 35 mm) of 1915 typsescript housed at the Northumberland County Record Office, Gosforth. FHL BRITISH Film 1068695 Item 4
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1700-1812 -- Banns, 1754-1805. Records are not in chronological order.

 

Parish register transcripts, 1694-1901
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
Microfilm (2 microfilm reels; 35 mm) of original records at Public Reference Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Earliest years duplicated, but registers in very poor conidtions; not all in chronological order, and some years appear to be missing. Also includes christenings for 1946 and 1953-1954 in the 1814 register.

 

Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

First Immigrant Generation

1. John Wightman

Son of John Wightman and Jane Wetherhead. Born Jun 1789 in Doddington, England. Christen 23 Jun 1789 in Doddington, Northumberland, England. Died 13 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

John Wightman, age 45, his wife Mary Davison, age 44, and four children, Eleanor, age 14, Isabell, age 11,   John, age 8,   and Elizabeth, age 6, came to America on the brig "Cornelius of Sunderland" in 1837, with the first settlers to Harvey Settlement.   They received Land Grant Lot #19 W in Harvey Settlement, which is on the Tweedside Road.

 

In the 1861 Census, the Wightmans owned or occupied 55 acres improved and 45 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 180 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 14 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 2 other neat cattle, 11 sheep, 2 swine and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 100 lb. butter, 24 lb. wool, 7 tons hay, 250 bu. oats, 10 bu. buckwheat, 20 bu. turnips, 70 bu. potatoes and 7 bu. carrots.  

 

Obituary   31 January 1867 - Morning Telegraph--"Died Harvey Settlement, Sunday morn., 14th inst., John Wightman, age 78(?), native of Doddington, County of Northumberland, England."

Gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery; Section A, Row 14, Plot 157 (on north edge of gravel road # 1). Stone broken in two places. Repaired with wooden frame, 1998:  

 

 

In memory of
John Wightman
died
13th Jan. 1867.
Aged 77 years
______

MARY
his wife
DIED
Aug 19, 1871
Aged 75 years.

He married Mary Davison, daughter of Mathew Davison, in England. Born 1795 in Eng. Died 19 Aug 1871 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman

  3   ii.   Isabelle "Belle" Wightman

  4   iii.   John Wightman

  5   iv.   Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman

  6   v.   Margaret Wightman

Supplemental data:

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman

 

Daughter of John Wightman & Mary Davison. Born 18 Sept. 1824 in Wooler, Eng. Christen 29 Oct 1824 in Wooler, Eng. Died 30 Mar 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From Cheviot St. United Presbyterian Church register:

 

p. 66 WIGHTMAN. 27 October 1824. Ellenor daughter of John & Mary Wightman of North Ewart, Doddington parish. Born 18 sept. 1824.

 

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

 

She married Robert Piercy, son of George Piercy & Ann Winter, 15 Jan 1849 in St. Anne's Chapel, Fredericton By Charles P. Bliss. Born Approx 1820 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 31 Aug 1869 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Marriages - St. Anne's Chapel, Fredericton:   "15 Jan 1849, Robert Piercy and Ellenor Wightman, Harvey Settlement, banns by C. F. Bliss.   Witnesses:   Thomas Piercy and Elizabeth Montgomery."

 

Robert received Land Grant Lot R, Block 31, 100 acres, 1853/11/23.  

 

From   Daily Telegraph, 13 Sept 1869:   "Robert Piercy was killed at Hatch's stable Tuesday of last week of a kick from a horse.   He received threekicks in the abdomen.--St. Croix Courier."

 

From New Brunswick Reporter, 10 Sept 1869:   "Died Harvey Settlement (York Co.) 31 Aug., Robert Piercy, age 43, native of Northumberland, England."

 

Inscription on broken gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   Robert Piercy died Aug 31, 1869 Aged 49 years.   Native of Northumberland, England.

 

They had the following children:

  7   i.   Elizabeth Piercy

  8   ii.   George Piercy

  9   iii.   Mary Jane Piercy

  10   iv.   John Piercy

  11   v.   Ann P. "Annie" Piercy

  12   vi.   Margaret Isabella Piercy

  13   vii.   Matilda "Caroline" Piercy

  14   viii.   Robert Henry Piercy

  15   ix.   Eleanor "Maria" Piercy

  16   x.   Phillis Piercy

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including daughter Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Isabelle "Belle" Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Mary Davison. Born 14 Jan 1827 in Wooler, Eng. Died 16 Sep 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Belle came to Canada with her family on the brig Cornelius of Sunderland in 1837, and with   the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.

 

She married Edward Brownrigg, 6 Mar 1851 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton . Born Approx 1820 in England. Died 9 Aug 1900 in Harvey . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

According to information in the 1851 Census, Edward came to New Brunswick in 1849.

 

PANB, #F15552, p. 33:   "Edward Brownrigg and Isabella Wightman both of the Parish of Kingsclear and County of York were married by licence this sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty one by me, John M. Brooke, Minister of St. Paul's Church, Fredericton.

 

This marriage was solemnized between us:   Edward Brownrigg, Isabella X Wightman.

   

In presence of William Brownrigg, Elizabeth X Wightman.

Filed and registered 30th December 1851"

 

The Brownriggs settled on Lot 27, Acton Settlement (Originally belonging to Hogan), between Tracy and Kailley lots; and were members of Harvey Presbyterian Church.   It is believed they are buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery, but without a gravestone--their name is on an old map of the cemetery.   (Possibly some of their children are buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery also.)

 

In the 1861 Census, Edward Brownrigg was 42 years old, born in England;   Isabella was 34 years old, born in England; children:   John, age 9, Mary Elizabeth age 7, Sarah Isabella age 4, William age 3 and James age 1.    The Brownriggs owned or occupied 55 acres improved and 45 acres unimproved land, cash value of farm was 200 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 10 pounds.   They had 3 horses, 2 milch cows, 4 other neat cattle, 7 sheep and 2 swine.   They produced 20 lb. wool; 15 ton hay, 140 bu. oats, 70 bu. buckwheat, 1 bu. peas, 20 bu. timothy, 8 lb. clover seed, 8 bu. turnips, and 100 bu. potatoes.

 

They had the following children:

  17   i.   John Brownrigg

  18   ii.   Mary Elizabeth Brownrigg

  19   iii.   Sarah Isabella Brownrigg

  20   iv.   William Brownrigg

  21   v.   James Brownrigg

  22   vi.   Margaret Ann Brownrigg

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including daughter Isabelle "Belle" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. John Wightman

Son of John Wightman & Mary Davison. Born 21 May, 1829, Milfield, England. Died 23 Aug 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From the Crookham Presbyterian register (microfiche, Berwick-Upon-Tweed Records Office):

 

p. 70 WEIGHTMAN. 24 May 1829 John son of John Weightman, Hind, Milfield, & his wife Mary, daughter of Mathew Davidson, was born 21 May 1829.

 

PANB #F15552, p. 296:   "John Wightman to Ann Isabel Messer on Feb 9, 1858, by Samuel Johnson, witnesses Thomas Brown and Ralph Briggs."

 

From Centennial Corner, Daily Gleaner 1 Feb 1991 (from   Daily Gleaner, 1 Feb 1891:

    "John Wightman, of Manners Sutton, is nearing death from a peculiar disease.   Some time ago he was treated for cancer, a very successful operation being performed, and it was thought at the time that all danger from this terrible disease was past.   But some of the cancer had been left, and caused a rupture of one of the facial arteries a few days since.   He bled almost three quarts of blood.   It is apparent that the next drainage will cause death, and his friends are dreading the time."

 

Gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   In memory of John Wightman died Aug 23, 1891 aged 62 yrs; his wife Annie died Aug 31, 1891 aged 52 yrs.   Blessed with death who died in the Lord; (right side) Their daughter Margaret J. died June 10, 1901 aged 27 yrs; also Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Willett, died Oct 29, 1900 aged 24 years, also their infant son Harold.   Asleep in Jesus.

 

He married Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer, daughter of William Messer & Alice (Or Alison) Brown, 9 Feb 1858 in Harvey Settlement, York Co. . Born 1839 in Harvey. Christen 6 Mar 1840 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 31 Aug 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

They had the following children:

  23   i.   Alice Isabel Wightman

  24   ii.   Mary Wightman

  25   iii.   John Alexander Wightman

  26   iv.   Mary Ann Wightman

  27   v.   Elizabeth Wightman

  28   vi.   William Wightman

  29   vii.   Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman

  30   viii.   Margaret Jane "Janie" Wightman

  31   ix.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wightman

  32   x.   Sarah Alena "Sadie" Wightman

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including son John Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Mary Davison. Born 4 Mar 1831 Howtel, Northumberland, England.

 

From the Crookham Presbyterian register (microfiche, Berwick-Upon-Tweed Records Office):

 

p. 78 WEIGHTMAN. 14 March 1831 Elizabeth daughter of John Weightman, Carter, Howtel, & his wife Mary, daughter of Mathew Davidson, was born 4 March 1831.

 

Died 15 Jun 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

Undated image of Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. b. 4 Mar 1831, Howtel, Northumberland, England; d. 15 Jun 1901, Harvey, York Co., NB.

From newspaper obituary - undated:

Entered into Rest

Death of Mrs John Rutherford of Tweedside, leaving many mourning friends.

    

It is with deep regret that the many friends learn of the death of Mrs Rutherford, of Tweedside, York County, which sad event occurred on Saturday last, after an illness of several years duration, although the end came with startling suddenness.   The deceased lady was the widow of the late Squire John Rutherford of Tweedside, so well and favourably known both in Fredericton and throughout York County, not only in connection with the municipal Board, with which he was for a number of years connected, but also for the high esteem in which he was held by the community generally.   His death occurred in December last.   Mrs Rutherford came to this Country with her family from Northumberland County, England, some 64 years ago, when but a child of six years, and settled in Tweedside, when that now fine settlement was an almost unbroken forest.   She afterwards became the wife of the late John Rutherford and a family of four sons and two daughters were born to them.   Three sons and two daughters remain to mourn their irreparable loss.   The late Mrs Rutherford was a kind and loving mother and a sincere Christian lady, and was ever a worthy helpmate for his husband and lived to see great changes in the country of her adoption.   The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends.

 

She married John Rutherford, son of James Rutherford & Isabella Russell, 25 Dec 1854. Born 19 Jul 1831 in Eng. Died 21 Dec 1900 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

3 July 1871 - Colonial Farmer, Fredericton:   "John Rutherford of Tweedside left here last Tuesday morn. for England to visit his native place."

 

28 Aug 1871 - Colonial Farmer, Fredericton:   "We have received the "Berwick Journal" of August 4 from which we learn that our friend John Rutherford of Tweedside, Manners Sutton (York Co.), N.B., who is at present on a visit to his native place was present at the "Tweedside Kettle" held at Yarrow Haugh on the previous Wednesday.   (See original)"

 

Friday, Aug 4, 1871, page 3, The Berwick Journal and General Advertiser:

    "Tweedside Kettle -- This annual kettle was held at Yarrow Haugh on Wednesday afternoon, and compared with former years was a decided success.   There were upwards of 50 gentlemen present, among whom were three gentlemen, natives of Tweedside from America.   Mr Gray of the Pack Horse, Church Street, was the purveyor, and in saying that the provision of salmon, lamb, and the etceteras, was of first rate quality, and in great abundance, we are only endorsing the opinion of all who were present.   Dinner was served at three o'clock, the chairman of committee, Mr W. Jurden, presiding, and the vice-chairmen being Mr J. Duncan and R. Craik.   After justice had been done to the goods they provided the company adjourned to the green award, where quoiting and other games were engaged in with great spirit.   An hour spent in this manner, and the company again assembled to the tent, where the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given and enthusiastically drank.   Mr T. H. Pattison replying for the Volunteers.   The chairman gave "Tweedside Kettle," Mr Duncan replying.   "The Town Council of Berwick" was given by Mr R. Craik, and replied to by Alderman Smith and Councillor Turner.   Mr Stafford gave "Both sides of the Tweed" to which Mr John Russell replied.   "The shipping Interests of the Port," was given by Mr R. Holmes, and replied to by Mr Riddell, jun.   "The Agriculture Interest" by Mr Macgregor, replied to by Mr John Marshall.   "The town and Trade of Berwick" by Mr J. Rutherford, replied to by Mr R. Rutherford.   "The Ladies" by Mr John Russell, replied to by Mr Geo Moor.   "The Strangers" by Mr Scott (Spittal), replied to by Mr T. Russell, from America.   "Mr Rutherford from America" by Mr G. F. Stevens, replied to by Mr Rutherford.   "The Committee" by Mr Turner, replied to by the Chairman.   "The Press" by Mr Holmes, replied to by Mr G. F. Stevens, Berwick Journal; and "To our next Merry Meeting" by the Chairman.   The Committee were re-appointed with the addition of Mr Holmes and Geo Moor.   A very pleasant day was spent."

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated:

Death Roll

Ex Warden John Rutherford of Manners Sutton Passed Away.

   

The death occurred at his home at Tweedside, Harvey, on Friday evening last, of Mr John Rutherford, one of the most active and influential men of the parish.   Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia.   He was 70 years of age and leaves to mourn an invalid widow, three sons, John and Charles at home and James who resides in the parish and two daughters, Mrs John Swan of Tweedside and Miss Isabelle Rutherford of Brownville Junction.   Mrs John Harvey of this city is a sister of the late Mr Rutherford.

 

The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

 

The late Mr Rutherford was a native of Tweedside, England and came to New Brunswick about 50 years ago, settling in the parish of Manners Sutton at the place which was named after his native town.   He was a progressive and energetic farmer and soon gained competency.   He was an active member of the Church and Sunday School, filled many positions of responsibility and trust and was ever at the front and lent his assistance to all good works.   He represented the Parish of Manners Sutton at the County Council for a number of years, and was warden of the municipality for two or three terms.

 

They had the following children:

  33   i.   Mary Simpson Rutherford

  34   ii.   James Rutherford

  35   iii.   Philis Russell Rutherford

  36   iv.   Thomas Russell Rutherford

  37   v.   Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Rutherford

  38   vi.   Isabella Rutherford

  39   vii.   John M. Rutherford

  40   viii.   George Rutherford

  41   ix.   George "Charles" Rutherford

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including daughter Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Margaret Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Mary Davison. Born 29 Jan 1835 Fowberry Moor Farm, Chatton parish. Christen 1 Feb 1835 at United Presbyterian Cheviot St. Church, Wooler, Northumberland, Eng. Died 28 Mar, 1837, Hetton Law Farm, Chatton Parish.

 

United Presbyterian Cheviot St. Church christening record:

p. 101 WIGHTMAN. 1 Feb. 1835. Margaret daughter of John & Mary Wightman of Fowberry Moor, Chatton parish. Born 29 Jan. 1835

   

In the IGI for Northumberland, Margaret Wightman, daughter of John Wightman and Mary, was christened 1 Feb 1835 in Wooler, United Presbyterian Cheviot St. Church -- N.C.  

 

Death record Doddington CofE:

28 March 1837. Margaret Weightman of Hetton Law, Chatton parish, aged 2 yrs.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including daughter Margaret Wightman

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

7. Elizabeth Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 10 Aug 1849 in Harvey. Christen 29 Nov 1849 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

   

She married Gates Poor.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Elizabeth Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

8. George Piercy

Son of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 27 Sep 1850 in Harvey. Christen 12 Oct 1850 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 1914 in Harvey. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson George Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

9. Mary Jane Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 21 Feb 1852 in Harvey. Christen 23 Mar 1852 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 21 Feb 1876 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Inscription on broken white marble gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   I know that my Redeemer Liveth.   In memory of Mary Jane, daughter of Robert and Eleanor Piercy, who died Feb 21, 1876 aged 21 years.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Mary Jane Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

10. John Piercy 

Son of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 1853 in Harvey. Died 1856 in Harvey.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson John Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

11. Ann P. "Annie" Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 1855 in Harvey. Died 16 Mar 1880 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married Samuel A. Lord.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Ann P. "Annie" Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

12. Margaret Isabella Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 1857 in Harvey. Died 1882 in Harvey.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Margaret Isabella Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

13. Matilda "Caroline" Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 29 Jul 1859 in Harvey. Christen 29 Sep 1859 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 1877 in Harvey.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Matilda "Caroline" Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. Robert Henry Piercy

Son of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 2 Apr 1861 in Harvey. Christen 27 Jun 1861 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 20 Mar 1907 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

He married Sarah Hood, 24 Oct 1894 in York Co., NB. Born 6 Jun 1871. Died 25 Aug 1919 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

  42   i.   Frederick Winter Piercy

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson Robert Henry Piercy .

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Eleanor "Maria" Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 8 Aug 1864 in Harvey. Christen 21 Mar 1865 in St. Paul's Church Records.

   

She married Mr Small.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Eleanor "Maria" Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Phillis Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 31 Aug 1866 in Harvey. Christen 5 Oct 1866 in St. Paul's Church Records. Died 19 Apr 1895 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

She married David Coleman Valley.

   

They had the following children:

  43   i.   Stephen Piercy Valley

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Phillis Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

11. Ann P. "Annie" Piercy

Daughter of Robert Piercy & Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Born 1855 in Harvey. Died 16 Mar 1880 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married Samuel A. Lord.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Ann P. "Annie" Piercy.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. John Brownrigg.

Son of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born 10 May 1851 in Harvey (Acton) . Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

He married Catherine ?. Born 20 Mar 1853 in   NB.

   

They had the following children:

  44   i.   Garfield Brownrigg

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson John Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. Mary Elizabeth Brownrigg

Daughter of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born 29 Oct 1852 in Harvey (Acton) . Died 18 Dec 1928/1929 in Acton. Buried in   Acton Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 28 Aug 1874: "Married by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 4th Aug., Robert Williams and Miss Mary Brownrigg, both of Acton."

   

Witnesses to marriage were George Pollock and Eliza Williams.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Mrs Robert Williams

Harvey Station, Dec 17 -- The death of Mrs Robert Williams occurred at her home in Acton, York County on Friday morning.   Deceased, who was formerly Miss Mary Brownrigg, daughter of the late Edward and Isobel (Wightman) Brownrigg, was 79 years of age.   She is survived by her husband and five sons, Robert and Thomas of Smithfield, York County; Allen, at home; Norman, of Acton, and Lewis.   The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, Rev. George E. Knight, pastor of Acton, Manners Sutton and Harvey Presbyterian churches, conducting services.   Interment was in Acton cemetery.

 

(Death records of Knox Presbyterian Church have two dates of death:   19 Dec 1928 and 18 Dec 1929--and it is quite possible that neither is correct.   Possibly died 16 Dec??)

   

She married Robert Williams, son of Archibald Williams & Mary, 4 Aug 1874 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey, By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 28 Feb 1849 in NB. Died 17 Nov 1933. Buried in Acton Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

They had the following children:

  45   i.   Archie Williams

  46   ii.   Eliza Jane Williams

  47   iii.   William Williams

  48   iv.   Robert Williams

  49   v.   Thomas Williams

  50   vi.   John Williams

  51   vii.   Allan Joseph Williams

  52   viii.   Lewis Williams

  53   ix.   Norman Williams

  54   x.   Reta Amelia Williams

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Sarah Isabella Brownrigg

Daughter of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born Approx 1857 in Harvey (Acton). Died 13 Jun 1891 in Harvey. Religion Presbyterian.

   

From Daily Telegraph, 12 February 1875: "Married at residence of bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 8th inst., Donald Ross and Miss Sarah E. Brownrigg, both of Acton Settlement."

   

Witnesses to marriage were John Brownrigg and Phillis H. Rutherford.

 

From Centennial Corner, The Daily Gleaner, 14 Jun 1991 (From the Daily Gleaner, 14 Jun 1891)

   

Harvey Station - "Excitement is intense over a rash suicide.   Sensations are few here and this case, coming after the terrible accident by which Andrew Taylor lost his life, has startled the community.

   "Mrs Sarah Ross, with four children, early Saturday morning, ended her life by taking a solution of paris green and sulphate of copper.   She suffered several hours the most agonizing pains, which no medical assistance could alleviate. It is believed that the woman was mentally deranged, as her father and brother have touches of insanity, and have been confined in the asylum here.   The people of Harvey say that Mrs Ross was driven to her death on account of ill treatment."

 

She married Donald Ross, son of John Ross & Catherine, 8 Feb 1875 in Harvey, York Co.   By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born Approx 1848. Died 20 Jan 1890.

   

From Harvey Presbyterian Church Records:   Donald Ross died 20 Jan 1890, age 41 years.

   

They had the following children:

  55   i.   John Edward Ross

  56   ii.   Margaret Isabella Ross

  57   iii.   Laura Ross

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Sarah Isabella Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. William Brownrigg

Son of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born Approx 1858 in Harvey (Acton).

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson William Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. James Brownrigg 

Son of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born Approx 1860 in Harvey (Acton). Died Before 1901.

 

Copied from a newspaper clipping - "Files of the Gleaner of 1887":

    "The "Grub Road" put on its smoothest surface and nature her blandest smiles last week when James Brownrigg of Acton, was united in holy bonds of matrimony with Mrs George.   This is the first contract of this kind consummated in this rural neighbourhood."

 

From Harvey Presbyterian Church records, witnesses to marriage were Arthur Morecraft and Ellen Hoskin.

   

He married Mrs Jane George, 16 Jun 1887 in Harvey Presbyterian Church, York Co. By J. A. McLean ,. Born 15 Sep 1852 in England .

   

From Jane's first marriage she had the following children:     Henry George, b. 10 Nov 1873 *,   Minnie George, b. approx 1876,   Martin George, b. 6 Jun 1878 *,   Annie George, b. 14 Aug 1882 *,   Nellie George, b. 1 Jun 1885 *   ( * - Birth dates from 1901 Census.)    (Martin George died in 1950 in Millinocket, ME.   His first wife died 1 Nov 1901, age 20 yr.   He married secondly Bertina Davis, d/o Thomas Davis and Margaret Dorcas.)

 

James and Jane   had the following children:

  58   i.   Maud Brownrigg

  59   ii.   Samuel Brownrigg

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson James Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

22. Margaret Ann Brownrigg

Daughter of Edward Brownrigg & Isabelle "Belle" Wightman. Born 24 Nov 1864 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 29 Jan 1865 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Margaret Ann Brownrigg.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

23. Alice Isabel Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 24 Feb 1859 in Harvey. Christen 15 May 1859 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

       

She married Thomas Mowatt, son of Henry Mowatt & Mary, 12 Jul 1888 in Charlotte Co., NB. Born 1852.

   

Lived in Charlotte County, NB.

   

They had the following children: (There may have been more children.)

  60   i.   Annie C. Mowatt

  61   ii.   Bessie Helen Mowatt

  62   iii.   Percy Wightman Mowatt

  63   iv.   Frederick Mowatt

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Alice Isabel Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. Mary Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 10 Jan 1861 in Harvey. Died 31 Jan 1861 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Mary Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

25. John Alexander Wightman

Son of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 20 Mar 1862 in Harvey. Christen 15 Jun 1862 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 26 Feb 1936 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Life long resident of Tweedside.   Died at the home of his niece, Mrs Carrol Patterson.   He played the violin.   Unmarried.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1936:  

Died at Harvey, John Wightman, Tweedside Farmer, Died at Home of Daughter (sic)

    

Harvey Station, Feb 26--The death of John Wightman, aged 74, occurred this afternoon at the home of his niece, Mrs Karl (sic) Patterson, where he had been ill for the last three weeks.   He was a well known farmer and a life long resident of Tweedside.   He leaves to mourn three sisters, Mrs Thomas Moffitt, Mrs Thomas Grieve and Mrs Frederick Grieve all of Harvey and a number of nieces and nephews.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson John Alexander Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

26. Mary Ann Wightman.

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 16 May 1864 in Harvey. Christen 31 Jul 1864 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 1953 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From newspaper obituary:

Mrs Mary Moffitt

   

McAdam -- Mrs Mary Ann Moffitt died at the home of her son, Fred N. Moffitt after an illness of eight months.   She was the widow of Thomas Moffitt of Harvey, who predeceased her 25 years ago.   Her parents, the late John and Annie Wightman were pioneers of Harvey.   The last surviving is Mrs Fred Grieve, of Harvey Station, a sister.

    

She leaves to mourn six daughters, (Annie) Mrs Ernest Little, (Elizabeth) Mrs Stanley Harris, (Mabel) Mrs Herbert Bull, (Helen) Mrs Horace Nason; (Emma) Mrs Carroll Patterson, (Edna) Mrs Gerald Nason; four sons, Arden and Fred of McAdam, Russell and Roy of Harvey.

   

She leaves 39 great-grandchildren and 31 grandchildren.

   

Funeral service was held in Knox Presbyterian Church of which she was a member and interment in the nearby cemetery.   The pallbearers were her grandsons, Hazen Little, Ronald Harris, Paul Moffitt, Edward Moffitt, Floyd Moffitt and Carl Nason, all of McAdam.

 

She married Thomas Moffitt, son of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy, 8 Apr 1885 in York Co., NB By William Ross, Presbyterian. Born 16 May 1859 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 23 Dec 1927 in Coburn (Harvey). Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Robert Moffitt and Alice J. Wightman.

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

Tom farmed the south half of his father's farm and built a house on the Frog Lake Road side.   Tom and Mary Ann had eleven children.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1927:

Thomas Moffitt

Harvey Station, Dec 26 -- The funeral of the late Thomas Moffitt, of Coburn, who died on Friday morning, at the age of about 70 years, took place Christmas afternoon.   Services were held at his late residence and in Knox Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev. Geo E. Knight, officiating.   There were many beautiful floral tributes.   The pallbearers were four of the sons of deceased.

   

Interment was in Manners Sutton Cemetery.   Deceased was a member of Knox Church.   He leaves a widow and six daughters and four sons.

 

They had the following children:

  64   i.   Annie May Moffitt

  65   ii.   Andrew "Arden" Moffitt

  66   iii.   Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Moffitt

  67   iv.   Allan Moffitt

  68   v.   Mabel Isabella Moffitt

  69   vi.   Frederick Norman Moffitt

  70   vii.   Helen Mary Moffitt

  71   viii.   Thomas "Russell" Moffitt

  72   ix.   Emma Selena Moffitt

  73   x.   Roy Sydney Moffitt

  74   xi.   Alice "Edna" Moffitt

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Mary Ann Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

27. Elizabeth Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 2 Dec 1866 in Harvey. Christen 14 Apr 1867 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 5 Jan 1877 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth died 5 Jan 1877, age 10 yr., and her brother William died 31 Dec 1876, age 7 yr. 8 mo.   Possibly both died of the same cause.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Elizabeth Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

28. William Wightman

 

Son of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 26 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Christen 26 Sep 1869 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 31 Dec 1876 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

William died 31 Dec 1876, age 7 yr. 8 mo., and his sister Elizabeth died 5 Jan 1877, age 10 yr.   Possibly died of the same cause.

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including grandson William Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

29. Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 20 Dec 1871 in Tweedside. Christen 10 May 1876 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 26 Jul 1949 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1949:

Died At McAdam

Mrs Ellen Grieve, Well Known Resident of Harvey Had Been Ill Short Time.

   

The death of Mrs Ellen Grieve occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs Emery Lister, of McAdam, following a brief illness.   Mrs Grieve was the widow of Thomas Grieve of Harvey.

   

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs Estelle Seavey, Auburn, Maine; Mrs Emery Lister, McAdam; two sons, Lewis, St. Croix; and Charles of Harvey; two sisters, Mrs Mary Moffitt, McAdam; and Mrs Fred Grieve of Harvey.   Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive.

   

Prayer service was conducted by Rev. E. P. Wickens, pastor of the Pentecostal Church, at the home of Mrs Lister and the remains was taken to the United Church in Harvey where the deceased had been a life long member.   Service was conducted by Rev. A. H. Sproule, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church.   The pallbearers were Oswald, Cecil and Wilmot Grieve, Russell and Fred Moffitt, and Willard Wilson, nephews of the deceased.   Many floral tributes were received including those from the St. Andrews Sewing Circle and the Women's Missionary Society.

   

Interment was made in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

She married Thomas Patrick Grieve, son of Patrick Turnbull Grieve & Mary Piercy, 5 Jun 1890. Born 25 Nov 1856 in Parish Of Manners Sutton, NB. Died 1 Feb 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1948:

Died At 91

Thomas P. Grieve, One of Oldest Residents of Harvey, Died At His Home.

   

Harvey, NB, Feb 6 -- Harvey has lost one of the oldest residents in the passing of Thomas P. Grieve, at the age of 91 years.

   

Mr Grieve had been in his usual good health until a week before he died.   He was stricken with a heavy cold and complications developed, in spite of medical care and tender nursing he passed away on Sunday, February 1st.

   

Mr Grieve had spent all of his life in Harvey, with the exception of a few years of his early life in California and British Columbia.   He retained all his faculties until the end and had a keen memory, could tell many interesting tales of the "old days" and could remember when there was only a footpath through Harvey Station, which is now a very prosperous village.

   

In June 1890, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Wightman, who survives him, and of their union four children were born, all of whom are living, Mrs Estelle Seavey, of Auburn, Maine; Lewis Grieve, of St. Croix; Mrs Emery Lister, of McAdam; and Charles Grieve, with whom he lived, and five grandchildren, Mrs Paul Crandlemire, Lowell, Mass.; Miss Glennis Seavey, Salem, Mass.; Miss Pauline Lister, McAdam, and Ellsworth and Marina, at home; and one sister, Mrs Eleanor Wilson, of Fredericton.

   

The funeral was held Tuesday at two o'clock with prayers at the home and services from the United Church of which Mr Grieve was a lifelong member.   Service was conducted by Rev. W. E. Aitken.   Rock of Ages and Abide With Me were sung by a mixed choir and Beautiful Garden of Prayer, solo by Charles Watson.

   

Pallbearers were Cecil, Wilmot, Fred and Oswald Grieve and Willard Wilson, nephews of the deceased, and Emery Lister of McAdam.   Interment was made in Harvey Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

  75   i.   Annie Estella "Stella" Grieve

  76   ii.   Lewis Roy Grieve

  77   iii.   Charles Russell Grieve

  78   iv.   Jennie Elizabeth Grieve

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

30. Margaret Jane "Janie" Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 11 Jan 1874 in Harvey. Christen 10 May 1876 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 10 Jun 1901.

 

Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Supplemental data:

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Margaret Jane "Janie" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

31. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wightman

 

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 1877 in Harvey. Died 29 Oct 1900 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From Church records:   Lizzie W. Willett d. 29 Oct 1900, age 26 yr.

 

She married Thomas Willett, 26 Mar 1898 in Charlotte Co., NB.

   

Name is "Joe Willetts" in marriage records.

    T

hey had the following children:

  79   i.   Emma Elizabeth Willett

  80   ii.   Harold W. Willett

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

32. Sarah Alena "Sadie" Wightman

Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 16 Apr 1879 in Tweedside. Died 5 Oct 1968 in Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1968:

Mrs Sarah Grieve Laid to Rest

Harvey Station -- The death of Mrs Sarah Alena Grieve, widow of the late Frederick A. Grieve, occurred at the Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey Station.   She was in her 90th year.

    

She was born in Tweedside, the daughter and last surviving member of the family of the late John and Annie (Messer) Wightman.   Mrs Grieve is survived by five daughters, Mrs W. Bertis Cameron, Hampstead; Doris, Fredericton; Mrs J. Benjamin Swan, Harvey Station; Mabel, Ottawa, and Mrs Frank H. Fenderson, Calais, Me.; four grandchildren, Levurn Swan, David, Robert and Carolyn Fenderson; and several nieces and nephews.

   

Following prayers at the home, the funeral service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, Harvey Station, Rev. W. L. Randall officiated assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson.

   

Pallbearers were Floyd and Murray Moffitt, Edwin Robison, Donald Hood, Earl Grieve and Neil MacMullin.   Interment was in the Harvey Community Cemetery.

 

She married Frederick Andrew Grieve, son of John Henry "Jack" Grieve & Charlotte Isabella "Bell" Coburn, 22 Dec 1909 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Born 21 May 1880 in Harvey. Died 20 May 1968 in Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion United Church.

   

Fred was a farmer on Harvey Lake Road, next to his brother Oswald's farm.   Both farms were inherited from their father John Henry Grieve.

 

From newspaper obituary - May 1968:

Fred A. Grieve Laid To Rest

Harvey -- Frederick Andrew Grieve, a life-long resident of Harvey Station, died at the age of 88 at Swanhaven Nursing Home.   He was the son of the late John H. Grieve and Isabelle Coburn Grieve.

   

He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Alena Wightman and five daughters:   Mrs W. Bertis Cameron (Hazel), Hampstead; Doris, Fredericton; Mrs J. Benjamin Swan (Olive), Harvey Station; Mabel, Ottawa; and Mrs Frank Fenderson (Ruby), Calais, Maine; four grandchildren, Levurn Swan, David, Robert and Carolyn Fenderson.   Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs Walter Hood and Mrs Roy MacMullin, Prince William Station and one brother, Oswald C. Grieve, Harvey Station; several nieces and nephews.

   

Following prayers at his residence the funeral service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, Harvey Station.   Rev. W. L. Randall assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson conducted the service.

   

Pallbearers were Donald Hood, Neil and Medley MacMullin, Earl Grieve, Herbert Howell and Jack Hamilton, nephews of the deceased.

    

Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

  81   i.   Hazel Lillian Grieve

  82   ii.   Doris Mellicent Grieve

  83   iii.   Olive Bernice Grieve

  84   iv.   Mabel Winnifred Grieve

  85   v.   Ruby Elizabeth Grieve

  86   vi.   Stanley Gordon Grieve

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Sarah Alena "Sadie" Wightman.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

33. Mary Simpson Rutherford

Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 26 Oct 1855 in Harvey. Died 26 Jul 1928. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From The Daily Telegraph, 7 Jul 1873:   "Married at residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 5th ult., John Swan and Mary Rutherford, eldest daughter of John Rutherford, Esq., all of Manners Sutton"   (Also in Colonial Farmer 14 Jul 1873, and NB Reporter 16 Jul 1873.)

   

Witnesses to marriage were James Swan and Isabella Harvey.

   

For more information on the Rutherford family refer to the book, "The Rutherford Family of Harvey 1850-1999" compiled by Janet Watson.

   

She married John "Jack" Swan, son of James Swan & Jane Moody, 5 Jul 1873 in Harvey Station,York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Dec 1844 in Manners Sutton, York Co, NB. Christen 10 Feb 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 22 May 1906 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Ref:   Page 28, "The Swan Family (early 1800s - 1980)" by Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier.

   

Jack was known as "Black Jack" to distinguish him from other Jack Swans of that time.   Jack and his wife Mary Rutherford lived on the original James Swan farm, (later known as the Jack and Phyllis Swan farm).

   

Jack died 22 May 1906, age 61 years 4 months -- paralysis.

   

They had the following children:

  87   i.   Amelia Nesbit Swan

  88   ii.   James Albert "Ab" Swan

  89   iii.   Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie" Swan

  90   iv.   John "Russell" Rutherford Swan

  91   v.   Henry Robert "Harry" Swan

  92   vi.   George Thomas Swan

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below. Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Mary Simpson Rutherford.

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

34. James Rutherford.

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 25 Jul 1858. Died 4 Feb 1930 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

In York Co., NB, Marriage Records Book E, 1879-1889, compiled by Elizabeth S. Sewell, 2001, his name is given as "John".

   

He married Sarah Frances Speedy, daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson, 19 Oct 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born 6 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 22 Jan 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Thomas R. Speedy and Phillis R. Rutherford.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Died at Harvey.   Mrs James Rutherford Was Well Known in Community.   Many at Funeral.

   

Harvey Station, N.B., Feb 23--The death occurred on January 22nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Wilbert Swan, of Mrs Sarah Rutherford, widow of the late James Rutherford, who predeceased her 15 years ago.

  

Mrs Rutherford, being in her 86th year had only a few days illness, and her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends.   She was a life long resident of Harvey and was a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church.   She was highly respect and well known for her fine religious character.

  

She is survived by four sons, Thomas, at home, Norman, of Lawrence, Mass., Cecil, of British Columbia, and Vincent, of Grand Bay; two daughters, Mrs Wilbert Swan and Mrs Robert Coburn, both of Harvey, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

  

The funeral took place on January 24, with prayers at the house, followed by a service at the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. James MacDonald.   Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.

  

The pallbearers were Lewis Rutherford, Edwin Messer and four grandsons, Elwood Swan, Donald Swan, Claude Swan and Cecil Coburn.

 

They had the following children:

  93   i.   John "Oliver" Rutherford

  94   ii.   Phillis Isabel Rutherford

  95   iii.   Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford

  96   iv.   Thomas Speedy Rutherford

  97   v.   Norman James Rutherford

  98   vi.   Margaret Isabelle "Belle" Rutherford

  99   vii.   Cecil Clarence Rutherford

  100   viii.   Amy Rutherford

  101   ix.   Vincent Earl Rutherford

Supplemental data:

 

Based on a mtD