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Only top-level descriptions Kings County Family and personal life
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Flewelling family

  • CA MNBM ID130
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1873

This fonds consists of deeds, bonds, wills of Flewelling family and 24 marriage licenses (mainly Saint John), 1846-1852.

Flewelling (family)

Gorham family

  • CA PHI 7
  • Fonds
  • 1725-2008

This fonds is broken down into four series, which are Historical Information, Miscellaneous, Correspondence, and Genealogical Information respectively. Contained within it are vital records that pertain to the family, histories and accounts, genealogical reports, family trees, and photographs. There is a gap in the records before the first census of the area in 1851. After that time, however, the family's presence in the area is well documented.

Gorham (family)

Ice Out Past My House

  • Item
  • 1993

The Diary of Azor Hoyt, with entries from May 1811 until October 1867, with periods of years missing. Because Azor died in 1842 but entries continue until 1867, it is believed that other family members wrote in the diary too. The diary entries are small with large gaps of no entries in between, such as the following order: "June 3rd, 1811 Norton Church raised, August 22nd Brig ISABELLA launched, October 20th severe gale of wind." The diary depicts life in the 1800’s and indicates the important role that the church played in early Loyalists' lives. Church happenings, weddings, murders, and hangings are of significant note.

Reminiscences of My Life in Centerton, Kings County, NB

  • CA PHI 2
  • Item
  • 2003

Reminiscences of My Life in Centerton, Kings County, NB by Helen (Cathline) (Wright) Grant documents her memories of childhood life in rural Centerton. Born in 1914 (at home) she describes how life was on a small farm, her siblings and how the farm operated. She elaborates on her love of animals and provides information on the neighbours, attending school, the mail system and how money was raised through the sale of wood, butter, eggs, poultry and picking berries. Troubles and tragedies in Centerton are remembered and it is noted that Cathline still lives in Centerton today (2001) although not at the “Old Home”. Some primitive drawings are included, as well as a photocopy of the “Old Home”.