Fonds MC380 - Howe family Bible

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Howe family Bible

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  • 1872-1965 (Creation)
    Howe (family)

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12 cm of textual records

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(Branch begins before 1862)

Biographical history

William Thomas Howe married Mary Ann Donald on 24 June 1862, and they resided at Penniac in the parish of Saint Mary's, York County, New Brunswick for the rest of their lives. William and Mary Ann Howe had four children: Sarah Esther (1862-1902), Minnie (b. 1864), William Alexander (1869-1873), and James Watson (1867-1965). Sarah Howe and Minnie Howe married into the Boyd and Sansom families respectively.

Custodial history

This Bible was passed down through the family over several generations with the last owner being E. W. Sansom, the son of Minnie Howe Sansom.

Scope and content

This Bible was published in Philadelphia in 1872 and was acquired by the Howes, possibly after the death of their son William Alexander in 1873. It contains genealogical information on members of the Howe, Boyd, and Sansom families, specifically dates of births, deaths, and marriages. The first entry was dated 1862, and the last, 1965.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by E.W. Sansom of Lower St. Marys, Fredericton, New Brunswick, on 7 July 1980.


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