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COLWELL- I am looking for information on George W. Colwell and his wife Ellen Jane. Their son James William, my Grandfather, was born in Canada on 2/19/1876 but I am not sure that it was in Albert County. James' marriage certificate lists Elgin as the city where his father George was born. George's occupation is listed as a Tanner. By the time that James married, he was living in Rib Lake, WI, USA. Any help would be most appreciated.   Thanks, Joan Colwell Stevenson
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CANNON. I am in search of information on the Cannon / Canning surname in Albert County. I have a good start but am lacking in links to Charles Cannon/Canning who came to this area of New Brunswick from Falmouth, Nova Scotia about 1793 to start the surname here. Who did he marry? Did he have issue? Most of this surname have probably moved on to the larger centers of Moncton etc., but there are probably some in Albert County yet. I would appreciate any help you have to offer.


My email is: Ron Canning OR (9/2/1999)

CAIRNES. Am trying to secure documentation re: my great-aunt, Anna Maria Cairnes, b. in Albert County between 1869 and 1871 to William Cairnes and Violet Elizabeth nee ALCORN Cairnes (sometimes spelled Cairns).  William was the son of James who emigrated from West Londonderry, Ireland abt. 1819.  I don't know his wife's name.  Violet's parents emigrated from the same place and were named Hugh Alcorn and Biddy nee?

My email is: Jacqueline Remo (Posted: 9/6/2000)

CALHOUNS. I would, however, be happy to offer assistance to any visitors to the web site who might be interested in the Calhouns of Albert County. Thomas Calhoun was born 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Cohoon, an immigrant from County Donegal, Ireland about 1714.

Thomas Calhoun was a licensed Indian Trader
on the western frontier in 1760 with a trading post near Tuscarawas in present day
Ohio. He was closely associated with Fort Pitt and the Army officers who served in that region.

In 1765, Thomas went to
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia to manage a large land grant along the south bank of the Petitcodiac River in what is now Albert County, New Brunswick. He married Rachael Peck, daughter of Abiel Peck there in 1768. Thomas and Rachael are the progenitors of hundreds of Calhoun descendants, some of whom still reside in Albert and Westmorland Counties.

In 1772, Thomas, along with one of his brothers, one of his wife's brothers, and a couple others were drowned while loading a boat with grindstones from
Grindstone Island near the mouth of the Shepody River. Thomas is buried in Riverside Cemetery, just north of Riverside-Albert within view of Grindstone Island.

I wrote a book about the Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Calhoun in 1994 and have continued to compile information about this fascinating family.

I would be happy to offer assistance to anyone researching this Calhoun family.


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CARD   I am searching for information on my Issac CARD and Sophia (FORBES) CARD. I have no dates or places for these two. They had a daughter:  Amelia Florence CARD b.9/20/1869 (where)? m. John Laurence EDGETT b.1849 Albert Co.  John and Amelia had three children all born in Hillsborough:  

1. Lena Belle EDGETT b. 8/7/1882, m. Harry Christopher PARSONS 11/20/1898 / 2. Nancy EDGETT , /  3. Maude EDGETT

Is there anybody out there researching the CARD name in Albert Co.? As you can see, I have very little to go on, so would appreciate any information others may have. Thank you in advance.

My email is: Ellen Miller (18/4/2000)

CARLE. I am looking for info on family of great grandfather Lewis E. Carle b. NB Nov.29, 1820 d. Sept.25,1905 m. in Sussex NB Mar. 19, 1846 to Sarah McCready (b.Oct. 11, 1825 d. Aug.6, 1890).


Charles b. 1846

Susanna b. 1848

Silas b. 1850;

Barbara "Ellen" b. 1852;

Abner M. b. 1855;

Miriam A. b. 1857;

James Albert b. 1859;

Edward "Mariner" b. 1867;

John Elias b.1871 (John my grandfather)

Family lived in Sussex in 1871; then moved to Elgin.

My email is: Arlene Cheryk (Posted: 29/1/1998; confirmed 7/6/2000)

CHANDLER. I am writing a book on the CHANDLER Family of Nova Scotia and I am searching for information on Joshua CHANDLER the loyalist who came to Yarmouth from New Haven Conn in about 1770 and then settled in the Amherst area down to Parrsboro. I am donating this to West Hants Historical Soc. Thanks for any help,

My email is: Margie. (17/4/2000)

CHASE. I am researching all CHASE surnames in Sackville/Westmoreland/Albert/Moncton region.... from 1783 to the present, but particularly interested in John CHASE b. abt 1807 marr Fanny (?) ; and Rubin CHASE b. abt 1812....

My email is: Derek Chase (25/4/1998)

CHISHOLM. Seeking info on Silas Hibbert Chisholm, b.23 April 1823, in Londonderry Tshp., Colchester County, N.S.; d. 12 Nov. 1914, Lr. Coverdale, N.B.; bur in Wilmot cemetery, with wife, Mary Ann Blanch, b. ca 1824;d. 1905. Known children:

i.  James/Jim    b. ca 1850, removed to U.S.A.

ii.  Annie           b. ca 1852

iii. William S.     b. ca 1854

iv. Rebecca W., b. ca 1857 = John A. Edgett in 1879, he b. ca 1858; d. 1940. They also buried in Wilmot Memorial cem.

v. Margaret        b, ca 1871

My email is: (30/1/2001)

CLARKE.  I am looking for any info on William & Catherine Clarke probably born around the 1850's.  They had a son named Jordan born Aug. 7, 1879.  He married a Margaret Maude Weldon on Nov. 20, 1912Jordan died April 14, 1919. Maude as she was known was my grandmother and died Feb. 6, 1981.  Jordan and Maude are buried in Albert Mines cemetery.  Any help on William and Catherine would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Barb


My e-mail is  (11/19/02)

CLEVELAND. Some blanks I would like to fill in are:

*       1. About 1890 Nathan Cleveland, b. 1832, married Mary Ackerly (Akerly), b. 1836. They were both from Alma in Albert Co. and married there, then moved to Victoria, B.C. I have the names and birth years of their 8 children, but did the family all go with them to BC? Does anyone have any further info. on them?

*       2. Prudence Cleveland, b. 1830, Albert Co., N.B., married 18 Feb. 1846 John CONNOR, b. 1824. They possibly had 17 children. I need a death date for Prudence and her parents' names.

*       3.Susannah P. Cleveland, B 1843, Albert Co., N.B. married Henry R. NICHOLSON, b. 1839 (same area). They had 8 children I think. I need Susannah's parents names and death dates for both Susannah and Henry. I have the Albert Co. Census and I have a lot of Cleveland info to share.

My e-mail is  Harold Davis (researching Coates, Cleveland, Myers, Mace, Secord, Spragg) 14/2/2000

CLIFFORD I'm trying to locate Margaret & Kenneth Clifford or relatives. They were living in Riverview in 1957. If deceased, I would like to know where they are buried. Thank you!

My e-mail is  George Allen (1/11/2000)

COLPITTS. Looking for information on Colpitts family.  Burton William Colpitts married Eleanor Jane Cain.  Children: William Burton, Bradford Albert, Enoch, and Johnson.

My e-mail is David McLellan (13/5/1999)

COLPITTS. I am looking for information on Robert Snowball Colpitts who married Frances Grace Steeves.  Their children were born in Pleasant Vale, Albert Co. NB.  Would like information on their children as one is my Great Aunt - Caroline (Carrie Vesta?) who married Willis Stillman and lived in Carman Manitoba.  Her brother Harry also married in Carman Manitoba.  Would also like information on Robert Snowball Colpitts (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc) as I am trying to fill in spots on our family tree.  Thanking you in advance.

My e-mail is  Ann Belcham (29/8/2000)

COLPITTS Seeking any information on my father, Howard Colpitts, b. Feb. 29, 1896, Moncton, NB. He was the son of Howard Judson & Angeline (Blakney) Colpitts. He married Edith Weatherbee in Amherst, NS., on Oct. 29, 1915. He left Lynn, MA. in 1937, returning to Canada and last seen in Fredericton, NB, while visiting his sister Greta May (Colpitts) Sharpe during W.W. II. He may have assumed another surname. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

My e-mail is  Don Colpitts  (781) 598-0333 (26/3/2001)

COLPITTS I am seeking the parents of William L. Colpitts, born between the late 1820 - and early 1830's. His youngest son John Wetmore Colpitts death certificate lists his dad as born in "Little River," Albert Co., NB. William L. married ?, Mary Jane Crossman about 1864, as James Oscar Colpitts was born on April 19, 1865 in Weldon, Albert Co. Then there is a space of 10 years (why?) when my grandfather, Howard Judson Colpitts was born on April 2, 1875, followed by John Wetmore Colpitts on March 8, 1877, both were born in Hillsboro, Albert Co. NB. They lived like a family from 1871 to 1881 until 1891 when only Mary Jane and the 3 boys were living in Moncton, NB. The 1889 street directories list her as "Colpitts Mrs. Wm. h. 10 Telegraph St." but list her in 1896 as "Colpitts Mary J., with William L. Colpitts, h Queen St. " So William L. Colpitts  had died between 1889 & 1896. Mary Jane Crossman parents were Rufus & Claricy Crossman of Coverdale, Albert Co., NB. In 1889, Claricy was living across the street from her daughter Mary Jane in at 9 Telegraph St, Moncton.  Any help in solving William (L) Colpitts parents would be appreciated.

My e-mail is  Don Colpitts (26/3/2001)

CONNOR - Looking for information on my g-grandmother, Georgia Ann Connor b. 5-4-1866 in Alma, N.B.  to (John Thomas Connor & Elizabeth Sloan)  she d. 12-14-1937 in Portland, Maine,  she m. Henry  Robert McKinley 7-5-1882 in Alma.  Henry b.1862 to (William Henry McKinley & Sarah A. Collins) he d.1894 in Alma. Children of Georgia Ann Connor & Henry Robert McKinley----

Murdoch  b. 7-8-1879---- d.1951

Gertrude M.  b. 8-2-1885 ----d.8 28-1977

Charles W.  b. 12-20-1887---- d. 1988

Clara Mabel  b. 1889----d.10-7-1988

Mary Elizabeth b. 4-1890---- d.8-1891

Sarah Elizabeth b. 7-11-1892----d. 11-30-1980( grandmother)

Katherine b. -1894---- d. 3-23-1966

My e-mail is Patricia Kemp Thurlow (21/2/2000)

COOK. Requesting any information or suggestions re: William H. Cook 1844 - 1919 born and buried in Moncton according to death record I obtained from August ME. His father is listed as Alexander Cook - mother M. Durrrr (Dunn -maybe) both from England. Date of Burial August 14, 1919. Date of Death Aug. 12, 1919 in Caribou, Maine. My great grandfather was a William H. Cook married (I think) to Margaret Seeley in Easton, Maine. I found an 1880 Census which listed both of them in Easton along with children. My great grandmother is buried in Fort Fairfield, Maine - Margaret Seeley Cook. My Mom said William H. was buried next to his first wife (she thought he was born and buried in Nova Scotia). I have made two trips to Maine (Easton & Fort Fairfield) and checked all town records available.

Thanks for any help. 

My e-mail is  (31/8/1998)

COPP. Three offspring of Deacon Samuel Copp and Elizabeth Leffingwell of Stonington, New London, CT migrated to Nova Scotia c.1760 as part of the Planter migration.  They eventually settled in what was to become New Brunswick. Jonathan Copp (1749), David Copp (1752) and Olive Copp (1765) who married Thomas Kinnie.  Each of these three Copps spawned an extensive descendancy in the Copps and Kinnies of Albert and Westmorland Counties of New Brunswick and Maine..  

My e-mail is Max McDonald (24/11/02)

CULLEN. I am trying to find details of the families of James W Cullen and Elizabeth Ellen Niles of Port Elgin. I am the daughter of their eldest living son James Hibbert born in Shemogue in 1920. I am in touch with his remaining siblings but would like to trace any other relatives of either his mother or father. know of possibly one brother Joseph Cullen? and two sisters Alice and Emma Jane Niles? Joseph and Emma were my fathers godparents. I would be grateful for any clues or information. Other siblings of my fathers still living are Eileen, Arthur, Jean & Joyce. The females are spread around various parts of Canada and the male lives in England.  

My e-mail is (21/9/2000)

CRANDALL. I am researching my family in NB. My G-Grandfather: Benjamin Herbert Crandall (b. 5/29/1861)


His father is Stephen Chapin Crandall born 1825 Hillsboro, New Brunswick - Don't have death date. Canadian census 1881  Harvey, Albert, New Brunswick Listed as widower - married to Frances Knight.


I have his children listed as:  Theresa, Benjamin, Martha, Jennie, Francis

I don't seem to have enough children.


Would anyone have any information on Stephen and his family or perhaps direct me to where I might look?


Thank you in advance for any information you might have.  

Katherine Anderson, Seattle, Washington

My e-mail is:  (07/04/2003)

CROCKER. Looking for 2 families whose daughters married into CROCKER family - (1) Mary (dau John & Sybilla (Nicholson) MARTIN) married Heman Crocker, 1841 (2) Rhoda (dau William & Olive (Daniels) WILKINS married John Wm. Crocker, 1853. My e-mail is  Betty (Crocker) Lumsden (13/4/1999}

CROFT. Croft, Mr. ? - former owner of property at 17 Pleasant Street (formerly 19), Hillsborough, N.B. Possibly a former Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Hillsborough during the 1950's. The new owners are compiling a history for an Inn at this address and would like information. Contact Brenda Belliveau at: (506) 734-3221 Our Web Site is at

My E Mail is:  (Posted: 2/11/1998, updated 6/6/2000)

CROOKER. I'm looking for information on the family of William B. CROOKER. Here is what I know about him: 

William Baldwin CROOKER b. Oct. 1866, parents unknown> m. 6 Sep 1893 in Chicago, Illinois to  Edna BLAKNEY (b. 11 May 1871 in New Brunswick - father: George BLAKNEY,  (mother unknown); d. 25 Aug 1953 in San Diego, California).  William may have died 6 Jul 1907 in Chicago, Illinois 


1. Chester CROOKER (b. 6 Jan 1896, Illinois, d. 1918,  Illinois

2. Ora M. CROOKER (b. 18 Feb 1899, Illinois, d.  Nov 1998  in San Diego, California 

According to my father the Crookers were from Hillsborough.  He  remembers going to visit them. He says there were some cousins that  were his age (born in the early 1920's). He thinks the names were  Frederick and James CrookerI am looking for the parents & siblings of William CROOKER  and Edna  BLAKNEY. I hope someone out there has some information on these families. Thanks for your help.  My e-mail is  Von in California (10/8/2000)

CROSSMAN. I am trying to find data on my father Cecil Raymond Crossman, born 29 October 1898 in Hopewell Cape and his father William, born abt. 1874. I do know that he married a Mary Steeves - when and where I do not know.

My e-mail is  Lloyd D. Crossman (9/6/1999)

CROSSMAN. Seeking information Samuel Crossman and Alice/Elis Potter married Dartmouth, Bristol, Ma., Mar. 17, 1759. Listed in Township Books for Kings Co., N. S. under Township-Births

Children of Samuel & Elis Crossman:

Elis Crossman, married 1781

Mary Crossman, married 1783

Sarah Crossman, born May 1, 1767

Samuel Crossman, born May 7, 1770

John Crossman, born May 29, 1772

Ebenezer Crossman, born Apr. 29, 1774

Abigail Crossman, born May 7, 1776

William Crossman, born May 12, 1779

David Crossman, born Apr. 7, 1781


Daughter Ellice came to Hillsborough in 1800 at age 16. Ellice may have married William Bazzley. Did the rest of her family move to Hillsborough? Shirley Crossman (24/9/1999)

CROSSMAN. Looking for any & all CROSSMAN family info.  Will gladly share info. Thank you Sherry Crossman Nikola (7/6/2000)

CROSSMAN. Searching for any info on Jeremiah Crossman.    He came form Charleston, South Carolina.  He received a land grant July 11 1788.  Was with the 2nd Reg. of Camden Militia. Wife Christinna.  Need a maiden name. His son Rufus b. 1810  married a Clarissa  may have been a Ricker?  Need her maiden name also.  Their son William b. 1832.  Married  Rhoda Ricker. Their son John seostrus Crossman b. oct 31 1868 Coverdale N.B.  They moved to Boston Mass. in 1869.  John was last known to be in Boston in 1925. Left his family there to go to California that is the last trace of him.  He doesn't show up in the Calif. death records. 

Any info on him would be apperciated.

My email is: Elaine Crossman-Caron. (20/9/1999)

CROSSMAN. Looking for information on David I. Crossman, b. abt. 1845 and wife Jane Berry, b. abt. 1843. Both were from the Coverdale, Turtle Creek, Niagra area. Children were: Effie (Mrs. Albert Crossman), Wilfred, Milledge, Earl (married Ellen Lutz), Freeman (first husband of Ellen Lutz but was killed in train accident), Walter, Hoyt, James, and Merritt. David's parents are Robert and Ann Crossman. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated! Cindy Jensen (14/12/1999)

CROSSMAN. Who were the parents and siblings of Mary Jane Crossman who married Elisha Milton?  Who are the descendants of their children, John (Lavinia Merriam); Mary (William Edgett); Charlotte (William Elliott); Harriette (George Allen); and Gilford (Lydia Mills).  They at one time lived in Apple River, Port Grenville or Spencer Island, N.S.  Who are Elisha's siblings? Gerry Fullerton (9/5/2000)

CROSSMAN. I am seeking information on James Crossman, (Dorchester)b. 17 Aug. 1810 and his wife Mary Smith, (Hillsborough) b. 1811.  They were married 23 Jan 1834.  Apparently both died in 1889 and are buried in the Jonah Cemetery in Dawson Settlement. 

Also seek information on William Forbes b. abt 1813 and his wife, Sarah (possibly Jonah), listed in the 1851 census in Hillsborough P. 

I am also interested in information about Elizabeth Porter (1780s?), wife of Lewis Steeves, son of  Heinrick Steif.  Thank you.

My email is: Diane Mitton (19/6/2000)

CROSSMAN. I am looking for information on Alice Crossman, who lived on Pine Glen Road in what is now Riverview, Albert Co, New Brunswick.  I'm interested in her racial heritage.  She had a daughter, Hazel Pearl Crossman b. 1896 d. 1952 m. Horace Constable.

Thanks, Gail Constable

My email is: Gail Constable (10/12/2005)

CROWLEY. I'm searching for information on,The Crowley Family. This is what I have:

George W. Crowley married to Amy Greenlaw.

George -no info.

Amy Greenlaw Born 1863 in New Brunswick,Canada.

Married in New Brunswick,Canada.

One known child, Edgar Amos Crowley.

Family settled in Calais, Maine sometime later.

Thank you for any information you can provide. Walter Carlson (31/7/2000)

CROZIER, Robert Graham born 1833 NB, CAN of Thomas & Nancy Anderson -Thomas b. IRE, Nancy b. NS. Married 1854 Trinity Ch., Saint John, NB to Mary Jane Patten b. Saint John -d. of William Patten & Mary Cronk


*       Ella Graham,

*       David William Cronk,

*       Charles Atherton,

*       Thomas,

*       William Franklin,

*       Mary Patten,

*       Florence,

*       Beatrice

Census: 1851 - Saint John City, Saint John Co., as merchants clerk.  1871 & 1881 Alma Parish, Albert Co.,  as storekeeper        Died: 1881 buried - Trinity Church (does not show in Saint John records)  

My email is: Joan Crozier Patterson (17/4/2000)


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