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Wood family

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  • Branch begins before 1866

Charles H. Wood was the youngest son of Mariner and Louisa (Trueman) Wood, and brother of Josiah Wood. He graduated from Mount Allison Wesleyan College with a BA in 1866. He died in England in 1871 at the age of 25.

Laura S. (Trueman) Wood was the daughter of Thompson and Rebecca (Wood) Trueman. She attended Mount Allison Female Academy 1864-1874. She married Josiah Wood.

Hester V. Wood was the daughter of Josiah and Laura S. Wood. She attended Mount Allison Ladies’ College from 1897-1906. At Mount Allison she studied art under John Hammond. In 1907, she entered South Kensington Royal College of Art, London, England, studying under Edouard Lonteri. She married Lieutenant Bernard Harvey, 4 August 1910.

Eleanor Louise Wood and Herbert Mariner Wood, mentioned in file 7, are the children of Josiah and Laura S. Wood. Eleanor attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ College from 1888-1890 and 1894-1896. She married Captain Frank B. Black of Sackville, New Brunswick, 24 February 1898. Herbert was a student at the Mount Allison Conservatory of Music from 1892-1894, 1895-1897, and 1908-1914. He married Ethel B. Sumner (Ladies’ College student, 1903) in 1905.

Amasa Coy was the son of Amasa Coy, Sr., of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was a physician, having studied and interned in Glasgow, Scotland and New York, before moving to Fredericton, where in 1837, he apparently opened a pharmacy. His brother John married Catherine P. Trueman, sister of Thompson Trueman.

Annie Rebecca Trueman was the daughter of Thompson Trueman and sister to Laura S. Wood. She attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ Female Academy and graduated in 1872, receiving a MLA certificate. She taught English at the Mount Allison Female Academy from 1883-1886.

William Crane settled in Sackville, New Brunswick, ca. 1804. He established a business at Lower Fairfield, and when it burned, rebuilt at Cranes Corner. His business was called Crane and Allison, after he invited his cousins Charles F. Allison and Joseph F. Allison to become partners. He built the stone house, now called "Cranewood," between 1836 and 1838, which was later owned by the Wood family. He represented Westmoreland County in the Assembly at Fredericton 1824-1842, and was also returned twice as Speaker. He died in 1853.

Winslow family (Descendants of Edward Winslow, Loyalist)

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  • Branch begins in 1640

Edward Winslow, son of Edward Winslow and Hannah Dyer, was born on 20 February 1746/47 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A direct descendant of the Edward Winslow who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, he grew up in a mansion located near Plymouth Rock in which his family entertained the colonial élite. His father and other members of the Winslow family held administrative posts at the local, provincial, and imperial levels.

Graduating from Harvard College in 1765, Edward was appointed to several official posts including naval officer, registrar of wills, and clerk of the Court of General Sessions. An outspoken Tory who opposed the Sons of Liberty, by 1774 Winslow was so disliked by Plymouth locals that he was removed from public office. In 1775 he fought with the British regulars and was commended for valour. Later he served the army in a paramilitary capacity during the early years of the hostilities.

In 1776 Winslow left his family in New England and sailed for Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he was commissioned muster master general of the loyalist forces in North America. That year Edward Winslow's cousin Benjamin Marston (1730-1792), the eldest son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Winslow) Marston, also fled New England for Halifax. In Nova Scotia Marston worked as a merchant and supercargo, primarily in the West Indian trade, and in 1783 he was appointed surveyor of the Loyalist settlement of Roseway (Shelburne).

In the summer of 1779, Edward Winslow accompanied Edmund Fanning on a series of successful coastal raids on Rhode Island, but for the remainder of the war he acted as the overseer of muster rolls. At war's end, Winslow was named as agent for the loyalist regiments in Nova Scotia, responsible for laying out lands for approximately 6,000 troops and their families. Prevented by Halifax officials from settling his regiments in a single land block, Winslow headed for the north side of the Bay of Fundy. In July 1783 he suggested that this area be partitioned from Nova Scotia and made a separate province.

In 1783 Winslow was appointed secretary to Brigadier-General Henry Edward Fox, the commander-in-chief of British forces at Halifax and brother to British politician Charles James Fox. Winslow managed to secure the Brigadier-General's support for his plan of partition. In addition, Winslow also worked to gather information about the economic and political condition of British North America to send to London in support of his scheme. It included a discussion of the timber, fishing, and agricultural potential of the area north of the Bay of Fundy. On 18 June 1784 the Privy Council approved the establishment of the province of New Brunswick.

In this newly-created Loyalist province, Winslow took a leading role. He held a number of prominent administrative and judicial posts including: deputy paymaster of contingent expenses for the army (1785), member of the Executive Council, judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for York County, commissioner of the New England Company (1791), secretary to the international boundary commission (1796, 1798), deputy surveyor of the king's woods (1806), and judge of the New Brunswick Supreme Court (1807). A man of influence, in 1784, Winslow recommended his cousin, Marston to surveyor general of the king's woods in North America, John Wentworth, thereby securing Marston's appointment as his deputy in New Brunswick. Edward Winslow died in debt at Fredericton on 13 May 1815.

Mather Byles (ca. 1734-1814) was the son of Dr. Mather Byles of Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1751 and became a Congregationalist minister. His conversion to the Church of England in 1768 caused scandal. In 1776 he fled to Halifax and in 1778 he was proscribed and banished. In 1789 he moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, where he became the first rector of Trinity Church. He married three times; in 1761, he married Rebecca Walter; in 1777, Sarah Lyde; and in 1788, Susanna Reid

Winslow family (Descendants of John Douglas Winslow, Woodstock)

  • Family
  • 1620-

John Douglas Winslow, born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, was a direct descendant of Governor Edward Winslow, who landed with the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. Governor Winslow's great-great grandson, Colonel Edward Winslow, a United Empire Loyalist, came to New Brunswick in 1783. His son, John Francis Wentworth Winslow, was born near Fredericton in 1793. John F. Winslow was a military man, having served in the West Indies and in the War of 1812. His military career ended in 1832, when he was appointed Sheriff of Carleton County.

John Douglas Winslow was the son of J. Norman Winslow and Gertrude Vanwart. Through his 1924 marriage to Mary Gretchen Connell Smith, John D. Winslow was related to the Smith and Connell families of Woodstock, NB. As a young man, Mr. Winslow was involved in survey work in the Hudson Bay area, which he left in order to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He served as an officer in the Canadian Field Artillery in France, where he was wounded. In 1921, he founded the investment firm of Winslow and Winslow with his son, John Edward Connell Winslow. John Douglas Winslow died in 1958, leaving his wife, one son, and two daughters, Mary and Muriel.

Wilcox family (Grand Manan Island)

  • Family
  • 1910 -

Don Wilcox (1910-1967) was the son of Caswell and Nellie Schofield Wilcox. He lived on Wood Island and in Seal Cove, Grand Manan Island, both in New Brunswick. Don married Myrtle Nelson Anderson (1900-1976), widow of Bartol Anderson. She had two sons from her previous marriage, Nelson and Gerald, who are listed in the Wood Island School register.

Don was the youngest of nine children. His brothers Archer and Leland (Lee) became locally famous for writing songs and poetry. Don's uncle Hiram Wilcox was also a poet. The family recorded many of the interesting adventures of their lives and some of these stories are in this collection.

Wiggs - Gordon families

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  • Charlotte County Archive

The house at 331 Brandy Cove Road, St. Andrews was built in 1945 for Blair Gordon and his family. It was designed by H. Ross Wiggs, an architect from Montreal, Quebec. It was originally called the Elbow Bend and remained in the Gordon family until 2003 when it was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Ball.

Upon the sale of the home, Mr. Christopher Gordon who had grown up in the house, built for his mother and father, passed all documents and photographs regarding the family home to the new owners. Extensive work has taken place and the home has changed since new ownership.

Whelpley family

  • Family

Thomas Whelpley (1806-1895), the descendant of a Loyalist family and his wife, Frances Maria Belyea (1806-1880) had ten children: Wilmot Jr., Daniel Harvey (1833-1904) , Edward, Elias (1849-1892), William A. (1829- 1889), George, Georgie A, Catherine (married Price), Matilda (married Joseph Richards) and James Albert.

James Albert Whelpley (1839-1893) married Jemima Jan McLeod (b. 1843), daughter of William McLeod of Central Greenwich, New Brunswick, in 1868. They had a son Frederic William (1872-1911) who married Agnes Winchester on 5 June 1894.

James A. Whelpley was an inventor, primarily of skates, including roller and ice skates (Acme and Long Reach). The Acme skate had a relatively short blade, which allowed the user to be extremely mobile, while the Long Reach speed skate with its 17 inch blade allowed the user to travel long distances in a relatively short period of time. The Long Reach skate was well suited for the long expanses of the St. John and Kennebecasis rivers.

The Whelpley family manufactured skates and other items such as a three-wheeled gig and a butter churn. They began manufacturing as early as 1859 in a factory at Round Hill near Greenwich, a settlement at the Long Reach on the St. John River . in Kings County, New Brunswick. James Albert Whelpley was the driving force behind the business and held patents for skates and other inventions in the U.S., England, France, Germany and Hungary. James Whelpley eventually settled in Keene, New Hampshire where he was involved with the Keene Manufacturing Company, but also remained active in the family business in New Brunswick.

The Round Hill factory closed for a time in the 1870s, reopened and continued production until 1886 when it closed again. By the 1890s, the Whelpleys had reopened it yet again. Although James Whelpley died in 1893, the factory remained in production and, in 1899, the business was reorganized as J.A. Whelpley Co. Ltd. with Frederic Whelpley and Daniel Whelpley listed as skate manufacturers and Frederic as president. In 1904 the Whelpley Skate and Manufacturing Company was registered but by 1909, the Whelpleys had ceased operation and the firm was in severe financial difficulty. The business was auctioned off to A. Ernest Everett for $5.00 plus the cost of the mortgage. In 1926, the business returned to family hands when James' nephew Daniel Robert Whelpley purchased it for $1.00 from Everett. The letters patent incorporating the Whelpley Skate and Manufacturing Company were surrendered in 1955.

Sources: Brian Flood, Saint John A Sporting Tradition 1785-1985; Index to registers of letters patent and supplementary letters patent Issued, 1885-1976 , PANB RG17.

Webb family (Queens County)

  • Family
  • Branch begins in or before 18th century

Mary Webb married Andrew Forbes in 1862 in Petersville, Queens County.

Samuel A. Webb married Mary A. Deley in Hampstead, Queens County.

Agnes, wife of Noah Webb died in 1867 at New Jerusalem, Queens county at the age of 74.

Reuben Webb married Elizabeth Hanson at Douglas, York County in 1867.

C.E. Webb (Charles E.), of New Jerusalem, married Annie Crawford of Petersville, in 1881. He was born around 1858 and was a teacher in Petersville parish in 1891. He and Annie had 1 son, George Abner, who was born around 1893 and a daughter Romelda E. who died 13 Septemer 1885.

Isaiah S. Webb (1830-1913) of Hampstead Parish married Mary Cunningham (1834-1905) in 1857. He was a farmer. Isaiah and Mary had the following children:Chas C. (b. ca. 1858); John (b. ca. 1859); George A. (b. ca. 1861); Eliza J. (b. ca. 1863); Levi C. (b. ca. 1865); and Isaiah, (b. ca. 1866). Isaiah belonged to the Orange Order.

Reuben E. Webb and James M. Webb were brothers. Reuben had a niece Anna M. Webb.

Ward family (Descendants of Major John Ward)

  • Family
  • Branch begins 1752

Major John Ward was born in Peekskil. Westchester County, New York, in 1752. With the oubreak of the Revolutionary War, John Ward and his three brothers, Moses, Benjamin, and William, joined the Loyal American Regiment. At the end of the war, John came to Parrtown, now Saint John, New Brunswick, in charge of the rear guard of the regiment and the women and children. John Ward Jr. was born in a tent in the Lower cove area in 1783.

Major John Ward moved to Sussex Valley in the spring of 1784, and settled at Ward's Creek, which was named after him; but he remained only a short time, returning to Saint John in 1785. His brother Moses Ward, who was in England, came to Saint John, and they entered into a business partnership. Moses eventually returned to the States, and the Major's sons Caleb, John Ward Jr., and Charles joined with him under the firm name of John Ward & Sons.

Major Ward retained his interest in military matters, and until his resignation in 1816 was in sole command of the Saint John City and County Militia.

In 1809, 1816, and 1819, he represented the county of St. John in the House of Assembly and was commission of the peace for the city and county.

He married in Peekskill to Elizabeth Strang. He had six children: Caleb, John, William, Charles, Eliza, and Esther. Eliza married Barton Poulett Wallop.

Major Ward died at his residence, corner of King and Germain Sts., 1846 at the age of 94.

Biographical Review, Province of New Brunswick, 1900

Violette family

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  • Branch begins in 1873

Albénie J. Violette, the son of Sarah Levasseur and Germain Violette, was born at St. Léonard, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, on 6 October 1873. On 16 April 1894 he married Marie Annie Akerley (Memery, Mamary), and they had no fewer than 11 children, including Marie Blanche Hélène, Frederick Henry, Mary Edna, Charles Dollard, Léonard G., and Émile. A. J. Violette lived briefly in the state of Maine, but lived most of his life in the parish of St. Léonard.

Prominent in the community, he owned and operated a number of businesses -- S. J. Violette Woodworking Factory, The Brunswick Hotel, St. Léonard Brick Yard, St. Léonard's Fox Farm, The Hammond hotel (Van Buren, Maine), Martin & Violette (general store), and A. J. Violette car dealership. During the Prohibition years, he ran a lucrative rum-running, moonshine, and bootlegging business that crossed provincial and international lines. Several of his children were involved in these illegal enterprises. A. J. was a prominent member of the Progressive Conservative Party for many years. He died on 24 April 1928.

A. J. Violette's sons, Émile F. and Leonard G., both served overseas during the Great War. Émile was with the Second Divisional Signaling Company, Second Canadian Division in France. Following his return to Canada in 1916, he was appointed Special Recruiting Officer for Madawaska County. Later he moved to the United States, residing in Portland and Presque Isle, Maine and in Berlin, New Hampshire where he was manager of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

In addition to his overseas service in the First World War, brother Léonard acted as Civilian Recruiting Advisor for Madawaska County in the 1940s. He was also a member of the Edmundston branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Like his father, Léonard was involved in a number of enterprises. He operated Len's Service & Filling Station, the Hotel Brunswick, and was involved in the rum-running operation and probably the car dealership.

When Rum was King by B. J. Grant, 1984.

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