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Charles MacDonald genealogical

  • CA PANB MC191
  • Collection
  • Photocopied [ca. 1992-1997]

This collection consists of materials compiled and prepared by Charles MacDonald during the course of his research. It includes notes, pedigree charts, newspaper clippings, copies of letters and land petitions, and portrait photographs and sketches of family members. The families represented in this collection are MacDonald, Keirstead, Delong, Beebe, Shearer, Mann, and Erb.

MacDonald, Charles

Fraser family

  • CA PANB MC350
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1878

The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John Fraser's company of the 1st Battalion of Gloucester militia based in Bathurst, 1839-1842. It includes lists of men at each annual muster, with their rank. The roll covers the period of the Aroostook War when the militia was called out throughout New Brunswick. It includes a list of aliens resident in the district for each year.

Also included are three letters, 1799-1800, from Alex Fraser to his parents in Inverness-shire, Scotland. They recount his voyage from Fort Augustus to Glasgow, then onward to Cove (Cobh), Ireland and St. Vincent in the West Indies. There is a letter dated 1812, appointing Alex Fraser to the militia in Inverness. An album containing coloured Christmas cards and a very few Easter and St. Valentine's cards from 1878 is also included. Four photographs of the family have been transferred to the Photograph Section.

Fraser, John (family)

Miller family

  • CA PANB MC351
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1931

This fonds consists of personal, business, and family records relating to members of the Miller family. It includes personal and family correspondence, 1879-1931 (9 items); an account book for farming operations, 1865-1875; farm receipts, 1863-1878; 11 receipts pertaining to the Methodist Church, 1898; four deeds for sale of land, 1875-1894, and one for the sale of a cow, 1893; and six fire insurance policies on houses in Bathurst, 1884-1896.

Also included are records of the Order of British Templars-Bathurst Lodge, including two copies of a Degree Book printed in Saint John (1867), a copy of a typed speech given by Miller, two books of accounts, and a listing of books missing from the lodge library (1874). There are also printed advertisements for Massey Harvesters and Steinberger Hendry Company globes.

Miller (family)

Keef family

  • CA PANB MC355
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1979

The fonds contains photocopies of nine letters written by Michael Keef from various communities in the United States to family members residing in the Saint John area of New Brunswick -- eight letters were addressed to his brother William and one, to his mother Jane.

The letters report on family matters and family activities, including Michael Keef's move to Alleyton, Michigan in the 1870s. These letters highlight the mobility of families during the mid- to late 19th century, particularly across the Maine-New Brunswick border.

Keef (family)

Zula V. Hallett family

  • CA PANB MC377
  • Fonds
  • 1820-1935

This fonds consists of correspondence addressed to Zula Hallett, Samuel J. Hallett, and Sophrinia Hallett (Dunphy) from their family and friends; greeting cards and postcards; a teacher's agreement; agreements of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; minutes of the Baptist Church; various deeds, mortgages and other legal documents relating to property owned by the Halletts, Dunphys and the previous owners of that property; and a world map.

The map was transferred to PANB's cartographic section.

Hallett, Zula Velma

Saunders family

  • CA PANB MC379
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1907

This fonds consists of several handwritten pages. Two leaves were removed from the back of a Bible, the back page recording a brief list of the important dates in Thomas Saunders' life. There are also 20 handwritten leaves removed from a bound volume, containing arithmetic exercises with the answers, probably intended as a textbook for Saunders' students. On the final leaf is a list of family births and deaths, 1834-1907.

Saunders (family)

Colin Campbell

  • CA PANB MC410
  • Fonds
  • 1787-1794

This fonds consists of bills and receipts for household and personal expenses of the Colin Campbell family. Most are for food, clothing, hairdressing, furnishing, painting, "the girls" schooling, and funeral expenses for "our dear little boy." There are also a few legal and financial papers.

Campbell, Colin

Dixon family

  • CA PANB MC251
  • Fonds
  • 1729-1939

This fonds consists of three main groups of records: the correspondence, memoirs and business records of Charles Dixon (1731-1817); the legal records and correspondence of Edward and James Dixon, with genealogical notes about the family, compiled by James in the 1880s and 1890s; and the records of several local organizations assembled by James while he was an officer of these organizations.

Charles Dixon's records contain a detailed memoir describing his arrival in Sackville with his family in 1772. Correspondence and legal records of Dixon's personal and family business are included, as are records created in his roles as justice of the peace, overseer of the poor, and other public positions. The records give insight into many of the political and religious issues of the time. They include three agreements to buy and sell negro or black slaves, 1792-1795. Also included is the petition of Moses Delesdernier (dated 1780) claiming for expenses incurred in settling and dividing the township of Hopewell from 1774 to 1776. This petition listed expenses incurred for aboriginal women who assisted him in his travels and expenses for housing a Negro in sickness. Dixon corresponded and did business with many of the important political and social figures of the day including Jonathan Odell, Governor Haldimand, Amos Botsford and Isaac Allen.

Edward and James' records consist largely of legal and land documents and family correspondence. James' genealogical notes and correspondence are also included.

There are accounts for the Sackville and Westmorland Agricultural Society, 1871-1872. Records of the Sackville Methodist Chapel, 1816-1890, consist of deeds and financial records about building the chapel and include a history of Methodism in Sackville, handwritten by James Dixon about 1890. There are also accounts of the Sackville Rural Cemetery, 1875-1935.

Charles Dixon (family)

Ann Eliza Moore

  • CA PANB MC260
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1978

This fonds consists of 5 diaries kept by Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher Moore, from 1852-1876 and from 1890-1896 inclusive. The diaries record the activities of her family and friends, as well as local, provincial, and national events.

In particular, she notes births, deaths, marriages, church meetings, and social gatherings and comments on such events as federal elections, the earthquake of 1885, and outbreaks of consumption and cholera in the 1850s. Her entries for the 1860s deal with the Gallacher family's life in Boston and Philadelphia, and she makes particular mention of natives of Hopewell, Albert County, N.B., who were residing there. As well she comments on activities pertaining to the American Civil War.

Moore, Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher

Price and Murphy families genealogy

  • CA PANB MC314
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [before 1969]

These documents were collected by members of the Price and Murphy families while researching the family history. They include copies of wills, deeds, and genealogical information. There is also a copy of the evidence taken at a coroner's inquest into the 1834 suspicious death of Miramichi resident John Merithew.

Price, Murphy (family)

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