Hilda M. WARD

Female 1895 - 1970


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hilda M. WARD was born 19 Jul 1895, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of Harry Welton WARD and Maggie Ethel LOWTHERS); died 16 Mar 1970, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Census:
    Living in home of parents with daughters Rosemary and Annie.

    Died:
    Mrs. Hilda Gordon
    The death of Mrs. Hilda Gordon, 75, occurred yesterday morning in Spring Garden Villa.
    She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward of Sydney.
    Mrs. Gordon is survived by three brothers, Clyde (should be Claude) in Sydney, Ralph and Raymond in Toronto, and two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Martin (Blanche), Halifax, and Mrs. Archie Vatcher (Irene), Sydney. She was predeceased by her sister Madge, Mrs. John Babineau.
    Her body rests at T.W. Curry's Downtown Chapel, 390 George Street, where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E.L. Parsons of Christ Church Parish.
    Interment will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

    Hilda married Clarence McKenzie GORDON 11 Oct 1917, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; divorced Bef 1942. Clarence (son of Charles C. GORDON and Bertha UNKNOWN) was born 21 Nov 1891, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died Abt 1947, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; was buried Abt 1947, Forest Hills Cemetary, Boston, MA. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Divorced:
    Hilda and Clarence were never officially divorced. After they separated, Clarence lived with Mary in Boston and raised a family with her there.

    Children:
    1. Baby (Stillborn) GORDON was born 6 Dec 1917, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 6 Dec 1917, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    2. Rosemary M. GORDON was born 3 Oct 1918, Glace Bay or Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 13 Feb 2009.
    3. Annie E. GORDON was born Abt Jul 1920, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Bef 1930, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
    4. Charles C. GORDON was born May 1921, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1946, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Harry Welton WARD was born 1 Nov 1871, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (son of Nicholas M. WARD, Esq and Sarah CALDWELL); died 15 Apr 1938, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Died:
    obit: H. W. Ward, Richmond Street, Succumbs In Hospital To Brief
    Illness
    A resident of Sydney for the last 30 years, and employed at the steel
    plant all that time, H. W. Ward, 67, of Richmond street, this city,
    died in St. Rita's hospital late last night following an illness of
    several days with heart trouble.
    He was born in Windsor, NS and came here shortly after the opening of
    the plant and followed the occupation of tool dresser for the past
    quarter of a century.
    He was well known throughout Sydney, and held in the highest esteem
    and his totally unexpected passing will be learned with deep regret
    and will be widely mourned.
    He is survived by his widow, who is now en route home from Boston
    where she had been visiting relatives and friends in the past 10 days
    and is expected to arrive in the city on Sunday morning; also four
    daughters Mrs. Clarence Gordon (Hilda); Mrs. John Babineau, (Madge)
    in Boston; Mrs. Rueben Martin (Blanche); Mrs. Archie Vatcher (Irene),
    in Sydney; three sons, Claude, and Raymond, at home; Ralph in
    Toronto.
    Also two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Baters, Boston; Miss Laura Ward, Boston.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

    Harry married Maggie Ethel LOWTHERS 20 Feb 1896, Methodist Church, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. Maggie (daughter of Samuel LOWTHERS and Mary Ellen BERRY) was born 31 Oct 1879, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 14 Mar 1958, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Maggie Ethel LOWTHERS was born 31 Oct 1879, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of Samuel LOWTHERS and Mary Ellen BERRY); died 14 Mar 1958, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Died:
    obit: Mrs. Margaret Ward, widely known and esteemed resident, died at
    the family residence on Richmond Street Friday after a lengthy
    illness. She was 78. Mrs. Ward, a member of Christ Church, was born
    at Windsor, N.S. and came to Sydney 58 years ago.
    She is survived by three sons and three daughters. They are: Ralph
    and Ray, in Toronto; Claude, Sydney; Mrs. Ruben Martin, Mrs.
    Archibald Vatcher and Mrs. Hilda Gordon, all in Sydney.
    A brother, George Lowther, Sydney, also survives.
    The remains are resting at the Fillmore Funeral Home. The funeral
    will be held Monday at 2pm from the funeral home.

    She died 6 months after writing the last letter to my father

    Notes:

    Married:
    witnesses, Tom Curry and Edward Lockhart.
    marriage slip gives Maggie's mother's name as Mary Berry.

    Children:
    1. 1. Hilda M. WARD was born 19 Jul 1895, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 16 Mar 1970, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    2. Claude Welton WARD was born 21 Aug 1896, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 5 Nov 1971, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    3. Ralph Sydney WARD was born 30 Nov 1905, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 11 Mar 1985, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
    4. Madge Thelma WARD was born 4 Dec 1907, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 30 Jun 1938, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
    5. Blanche Mildred WARD was born 3 Jan 1912, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 2 Apr 1986, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. George Raymond WARD was born 2 Jul 1913, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 24 May 1972, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Irene Hazel WARD was born 3 Jul 1916, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 28 Mar 2010, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Nicholas M. WARD, Esq was born 1818, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (son of Robert WARD and Emetine (Amy) MOSHER); died 15 Mar 1889, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    - Nicholas was a blacksmith and operated a shop in Windsor (1871
    Business Directory Map)
    - buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, NS plot 06 8N
    - inscription reads "At Eventide there shall be light
    WARD
    Nicholas WARD 1818 - 1889
    His Wife - Sarah CALDWELL 1830 - 1913
    Jeanette WARD Wife of Walter Harris 1865 - 1914
    Other Side Annie E. Ward Died Mar 17, 1937 Aged 88 yrs 'Though lost
    to sight, to memory dear"

    Looking into the possibility that Nicholas was married to Sarah's
    (possibly twin) sister Mary Ann CALDWELL first. And since Mary Ann died in 1846, it fits well. She may have died giving birth to Nicholas' twins Amy and Mary Maria

    Census:
    1861 census shows a total of 8 in the household. 3 males and 5 females. Nicholas and his son John are 2 of the males but I don't know who the 3rd male would be. Although there is a gap of a few years between daughter Lucy b. 1853 and Sarah, b. 1861, so there must have been another son born between and who died between the 1861 and 1871 censuses.

    Census:
    Ancestry.com has the family listed as 'Hard' instead of 'Ward'. Transcription error reported.

    Died:
    - buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, NS
    - plot 06 8N
    - inscription reads
    Nicholas Ward 1818 - 1889
    His Wife Sarah Caldwell 1830 - 1913
    Jeanette Ward wife of Walter Harris 1865 - 1914
    At Eventide there shall be light
    Reverse side reads
    Annie E. Ward Died March 17,1937 Aged 88 yrs

    fromThe Daily Telegraph, Saint John, NB of April 1, 1889
    d. Windsor, N.S., 22nd ult., Nicholas WARD, native of Newport, age 71

    Nicholas married Sarah CALDWELL 1850, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sarah (daughter of Samuel CALDWELL, Jr. and Mary Ann RICKARDS) was born 11 Feb 1826, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 24 May 1910, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah CALDWELL was born 11 Feb 1826, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of Samuel CALDWELL, Jr. and Mary Ann RICKARDS); died 24 May 1910, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    1901 Census gives her date of birth as Feb. 11, 1830 but according to her death record, she was 84 at the time of death on May 24th, 1910. This would put her birth at 1826.
    - Sometime after 1901 Sarah moved to Boston, likely to live with relatives. (Two of her daughters lived in Boston.. Laura Ward and Sadie (Bater)
    Her brother Edward's obit says "his sister Mrs. Sarah Ward attended from Boston."
    Sarah was buried with her husband at Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, Nova Scotia. plot 06 8N (headstone appears to say 1913, but death record filled out by attending physician says clearly 1910.) The headstone could have been erected at a much later date at which time the date of death was only guessed at.

    Died:
    At the time of her death she was living on Main Street, Hantsport in the home of Mrs. Morris Frittenburg, (her granddaughter by Mildred Ward, Annie Pauline (Smith) Frittenburg). This is also where Annie, Sarah's daughter was living at the time of her death 27 years later in 1937.

    Notes:

    Married:
    - Married in Baptist Church, Windsor

    Children:
    1. Amy WARD was born Dec 1845, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 15 Dec 1851, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    2. Mary Maria WARD was born Dec 1845, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 19 Nov 1924, Rensselaer, New York, United States.
    3. Anne Eliza WARD was born 17 Jul 1849, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 17 Mar 1937, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    4. John Edward WARD was born 9 Jan 1852, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 24 Jul 1913, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
    5. Lucy WARD was born 1853, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 14 Aug 1874, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. Sarah L. WARD was born Feb 1861, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1938, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
    7. Mildred Alice WARD was born 22 Apr 1862, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 17 Mar 1923, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    8. Alice WARD was born 1866, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Laura WARD was born 14 Mar 1869, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Aft 1940.
    10. 2. Harry Welton WARD was born 1 Nov 1871, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 15 Apr 1938, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    11. Jeanette W. WARD was born 1 Jul 1873, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1 Jun 1914, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  3. 6.  Samuel LOWTHERSSamuel LOWTHERS was born 7 May 1820, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland (son of John LOWTHER and Elizabeth KEARNS OR CAIRNS); died 7 Jan 1881, St. Croix, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    On his brother Edward's 1901 census return it gives 1840 as the year of his immigration to Canada from Ireland.
    On son John's marriage record, he names Samuel as a 'Quarryman'. Elsewhere he is a 'farmer'
    My research that I had done by Ulster Ancestry showed that the most likely place that the Lowthers could have come from was the townland of Lisdillon in Clondermot Parish, Londonderry County, Ireland.
    For details see http://capebretonroots.com/ward/lowthers
    There was an Edward Louthers in Clondermot on the Irish Flax Growers list of 1796

    Died:
    - this death information was found in a book found in the residence of
    Thomas Curry.

    Samuel married Mary Ellen BERRY 1861, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mary (daughter of UNKNOWN UNKNOWN and Rebecca BERRY) was born 20 Jul 1838, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 4 Feb 1911, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Ellen BERRY was born 20 Jul 1838, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of UNKNOWN UNKNOWN and Rebecca BERRY); died 4 Feb 1911, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    She is listed in the 1901 Windsor census in the household of Harry and Maggie Ward as Mary Lowthers, mother-in-law. However, the birthdate is wrongly given as July 20, 1855 and her age as 45 which is of course impossible, since she was born in 1838 and married Samuel Lowthers in 1861!
    In the 1910 US census she is living with her son Frederick, wife Augusta and their seven children in Framingham, Massachusetts. The year of immigration to the US is given as 1899 for the whole family, so it appears she must have moved back and forth before she returned to Nova Scotia and died there in 1911.
    Since we don't really know who Mary and Matilda's father was, could it be that this is the missing link in the 'Mi'qmak' stories? Maybe Mary and Matilda's father was native. Matilda was listed as a 'cane worker' on her death record. This may also point to a native background.

    Birth:
    Birth year is according to her age on the death certificate. Information was provided by her son, George Lowthers.
    Also, the 1838 census shows a female between 0-6, so that fits too.
    In the 1901 census she gives her birthdate as July 20, 1855!! Obviously the year is very wrong, but the rest could be correct.


    Census:
    In this census she gives her correct age, confirming her birth year.

    Census:
    In this census she is widowed, and gives her correct age, showing her birth year as 1838.

    Census:
    In this census she, as seems to become a habit with her, does not provide her correct age but says she is 45 when she would actually be 63!!

    Census:
    In 1910 she was living with her son Frederick Lowther and his wife Augusta in Framingham, Mass.
    In this census she again does not give her correct age, but says she is 63 instead of 73.

    Died:
    This death date came from Alice MacInnis who saw it in an old family Bible that her grandmother Lowther had. I ordered her death certificate which confirms the date of death and says she was living in Belmont, Hants County, was a housekeeper, name of attending physician was Charles Morris Weeks and she was buried at 'public' cemetery, Avondale.
    It also gives her correct age, confirming her birth year as 1838.

    Children:
    1. Frederick A (or N) LOWTHERS was born 1862, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1928, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
    2. Arthur LOWTHERS was born 10 Oct 1864, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 19 Apr 1909, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    3. Lilin LOWTHERS was born 1867, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Bef 1881.
    4. Catherine Mary LOWTHERS was born 1868, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 17 Feb 1880, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    5. Morton LOWTHERS was born 24 May 1874, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 18 Jun 1934, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. George LOWTHER was born 14 Apr 1875, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 4 May 1961, Old Barns, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    7. 3. Maggie Ethel LOWTHERS was born 31 Oct 1879, Wentworth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 14 Mar 1958, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert WARD was born 1786, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (son of Simon WARD and Rhoda MOSHER); died 24 Dec 1835, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Robert and his wife Amy were first cousins, Robert's mother being Rhoda
    Mosher, and her brother Nicholas Mosher was Amy's father.
    Robert's baptism record was found in St. Paul's Anglican Church records for Newport.
    Marriage bond 27 October 1810, Microfilm #15928 NSARM
    His father Simon's will reads in part: "First I give unto my son Robert Ward the use of the following Lots of Land during his natural Life and at his death to his son Simon Ward and to his heirs and assigns for ever viz. one Lot of upland containing thirty acres being a part of Lot number fifteen bounded southerly on the new road Landing to ___ easterly on Land of John Ward north of the river West on __Land of Felix Cochran and twenty eight and one half acres being apart of Lot number fourteen and bounded southerly on Land of the Late James Smith easterly and northerly on Land of John Ward and west on Land of Felix Cochrane
    ...and it is further my will that my son Robert Ward have my large Bible my arm chair two cows five sheep and one ___ ____ the sheep and cows to be the same that are now in his possession."

    Robert is buried at the foot of a huge old oak tree in the old St. James Anglican Cemetery, Newport (now Brooklyn), Hants County, NS. He was only 49 years old when he died.
    His headstone reads: "In memory of Robert Ward died Dec. 24, 1835 Aged 49 years. Also his wife Emetine died Aug 18, 1868 Aged 78 years.
    ____from the body to be ... (here the stone is broken and the rest is partially buried in the earth).

    Census:
    Living between his father Simon Ward and brother James Ward:
    Men above 50: 0
    Men between 16-50: 2 (himself and ?)
    Boys: 2 (Jehu and Simon)
    Women: 2 (his wife Emetine and ?)
    Girls: 2
    Total: 8

    Robert married Emetine (Amy) MOSHER 15 Nov 1810, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. Emetine (daughter of Nicholas MOSHER and Mary (Polly) GREENO) was born 1792, Mosherville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 18 Aug 1870, Avondale, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Emetine (Amy) MOSHER was born 1792, Mosherville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of Nicholas MOSHER and Mary (Polly) GREENO); died 18 Aug 1870, Avondale, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Amy was widowed at age 43. At age 48 she was baptized on October 4,
    1840. She was born a Baptist so it appears that she converted to
    Anglican when she married Robert but wasn't baptized as such until
    after his death.
    Amy Ward is listed in the 1871 Hants County census as 79 years old, at household a 0 0 which means she had already died within 12 months of the census.

    Census:
    Widow, head of household of 7 people:
    2 females under 6
    3 males above 14
    1 female above 14 (not counting herself)

    Her brother in law John Ward, shoemaker, lives next door.

    Census:
    She appears on a list called 'Nominal Return of the Deaths within Last 12 Months: Ward, Amy, 79, Widow, month of death, August, inflammation of the bowels.

    Died:
    Parish record at St. James Anglican, Newport says:
    "Mrs. Ward aged 80 years was buried in St. James Churchyard this 26th day of Aug. 1870 by me Henry ____"

    The actual Nova Scotia death record says: "Emily Ward" age 78, Widow, born Newport, father Nicholas Mosher, died August 18, 1870, Avondale, old age. Informant, J.B. Miller, registered/signed in Avondale.

    She was buried with her husband in the Old St. James Burying Ground, Newport, Nova Scotia. The headstone incorrectly says she died in 1868, but her actual death record is 1870 (the headstone must have been engraved years later and the year was from someone's memory). When she died she was living in Avondale at the home of her neice, Olive Miller (daughter of Increase Ward and her sister Abigail (Mosher).

    Children:
    1. Jehu WARD was born 1811, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Aft 1864.
    2. Simon WARD was born 1814, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 10 Jun 1912, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.
    3. James Henry WARD was born 1817, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 26 Oct 1890, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; was buried 26 Oct 1890, St. James Anglican Cemetery, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    4. 4. Nicholas M. WARD, Esq was born 1818, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 15 Mar 1889, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    5. Mary E. WARD was born 17 Nov 1821, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1901, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. Abigail WARD was born 28 Dec 1826, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 19 Oct 1907, Avondale, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    7. Elizabeth Jane WARD was born 11 Jul 1832, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 2 Feb 1908, Avondale, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  3. 10.  Samuel CALDWELL, Jr. was born 1790, Nova Scotia, Canada (son of Samuel CALDWELL, Sr. and Maria WALKER); died 1851, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    A Samuel Caldwell received a grant of 500 acres at Panuke Lakes, Hants County in 1821. Not sure if this would be Samuel Jr. or Senior.
    According to 1838 Hants County census, Samuel has:
    1 male under 6 (Samuel 3)
    1 female 6-14 (Sarah)
    2 males over 14 (Charles and Edward)
    4 females over 14 (Mary Ann Rickards, Mary Maria Caldwell, Ruth and
    Jane)
    Source of this information is from Gloria Blanchard at WHHS

    Samuel married Mary Ann RICKARDS 28 Oct 1819, Christ Church, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mary (daughter of William Walter RICKARD(S) and Phoebe SENTELL) was born 1791, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 29 Sep 1831, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary Ann RICKARDS was born 1791, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of William Walter RICKARD(S) and Phoebe SENTELL); died 29 Sep 1831, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Died:
    At Windsor, on Thursday the 29th ultimo, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Samuel Caldwell, junr. of that place, after a long but painful illness, in glorious hope, of a resurrection to eternal life. Acadian Recorder Issue: 8 October 1831 Vol. 19 No. 39

    Children:
    1. Ruth CALDWELL was born 1819, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 19 Dec 1843, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    2. Edward H. CALDWELL was born 14 May 1820, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1 Jun 1907, Three Mile Plain, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    3. Samuel CALDWELL was born 1820, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 9 Nov 1843, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
    4. Jane CALDWELL was born 1824, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 9 Apr 1844, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    5. 5. Sarah CALDWELL was born 11 Feb 1826, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 24 May 1910, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. Mary Ann CALDWELL was born 1826, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 20 Mar 1846, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  5. 12.  John LOWTHER was born Abt 1785, Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland (son of John LOWTHER and Unknown UNKNOWN); died Yes, date unknown.

    John married Elizabeth KEARNS OR CAIRNS Abt 1805. Elizabeth was born Abt 1787; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth KEARNS OR CAIRNS was born Abt 1787; died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. Sarah LOWTHER was born 11 Oct 1807, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. John LOWTHER was born 24 Jul 1809, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died Bef 1823, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland.
    3. William LOWTHER was born 14 May 1811, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. George W. LOWTHERS was born 5 Sep 1813, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died 27 Apr 1896, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
    5. 6. Samuel LOWTHERS was born 7 May 1820, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died 7 Jan 1881, St. Croix, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    6. John LOWTHERS was born 16 Feb 1823, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Andrew LOWTHERS was born 1824, Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland; died 18 Aug 1913, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; was buried 20 Aug 1913, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
    8. Thomas LOWTHER was born 11 Jun 1826, Ervey, Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland; died Yes, date unknown.

  7. 14.  UNKNOWN UNKNOWN died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    If there is any substance to my father's claim that he had a Mi'kmaq ancestor, then this unknown father of Mary Berry was the most likely candidate.

    UNKNOWN — Rebecca BERRY. Rebecca (daughter of Thomas BERRY and Mary SCOTT) was born 22 Jul 1798, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; died Bef 1881, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Rebecca BERRY was born 22 Jul 1798, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada (daughter of Thomas BERRY and Mary SCOTT); died Bef 1881, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Notes:

    Regarding Rebecca getting from Parrsboro to Windsor:
    "the native Mi'kmaq gave Parrsboro its first name, "Awokum" meaning a crossing over point. Early settlers followed the Mi'kmaq example and established trails along the route, as well as, establishing a regular ferry service across the Basin... Even as late as 1840, the only real highway in the Province led from Amherst to Parrsboro, bridged the Basin by ferry to Windsor and then on to Halifax."
    Also: There was a packet ship that began a regular crossing in 1831 from Parrsboro to Windsor and Horton: An ad in the Acadian Recorder, May 7, 1831 states "Parrsborough Packet - The superior new and fast sailing schooner Amethyst, of 98 tons burthen, has commenced plying for the season between Parrsborough, Windsor and Horton. This vessel having been expressly built for the purpose and fitted up in a superior style, affords accommodation for passengers, horses, carriages, great, cattle, etc., to all of which every requisite attention will be paid. Days of sailing as usual vis: Leaves Parrsborough for Windsor on Monday and returns on Tuesday; Leaves Parrsborough again for Horton on Thursday and returns on Friday. In extreme cases the Amethyst will perform an additional trip. For freight or passage please apply to the master on board or go to Ratchford & Dewolf."

    See also my note on her mother Mary Scott regarding Asa Scott operating this ferry.
    1838 Windsor Census, listed as:
    BERRY, Rebecca with 1 child under 6 (this would be Mary) and 1 child age 6-14 (this would be Matilda). The location of the names on this census, puts Rebecca near the junction of The Windsor Road and the Halifax Road, where there was an inn/tavern, at Newport Corner.
    A book called "Western & Eastern Rambles-Travel Sketches of Nova Scotia" by Joseph Howe (ed by M G Parks 1973) tells of travels on the Halifax-Windsor road and there is excellent documentation in Parks introduction on early roads and inns quoting from pg 63 - which are from Parks footnotes not Howe's original writing.
    "Terfry's Inn was 35 miles from Halifax, and 10 miles from Windsor. As it marked the end of the second or middle stage to Windsor, Howe had time for a short stroll while the horses were being changed. The inn stood at Newport Corner, the junction of the Windsor road and the road to Newport Landing. It was built soon after 1820 and was run by Terfry (or Trefry) from 1825 to 1837. Other owners kept it as an inn until about 1864, several years after the railway had brought an end to the coach service on this route. The inn was a long, low structure of one and a half storeys, 45 feet by 35 feet, with dormer windows set in a pitched roof. It contained nineteen rooms. Photographs of this inn, which were taken before it was demolished in 1917, are in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia."
    I believe the owner of the inn at the time Rebecca lived there was a Fitzmaurice and/or Dunkerton.
    It is uncertain how long before the 1838 census she moved from Parrsboro to Windsor because her daughter Matilda gives her place of birth as 'Cumberland' in the 1911 census, but Matilda's death record says she was born in 'Newport'. If the 1911 census is correct, then Rebecca was still in Parrsboro in 1828.
    Rebecca was 50 years old at the time of her marriage to James Coombes and had 2 daughters (from previous marriage or out of wedlock?). They had no children together.
    Note: James Cochran of Windsor, Hants County, farmer, also signed bond. Licence directed to Rev. John L. Murdoch at Windsor. Eliza A. Underwood witnessed signatures. (James Cochran and Eliza Underwood both lived in the St. Croix area)
    1871 Census: There is a transcription error on the last name in this census. It is listed as 'COONILUS'... it should be COOMBES. She is living with her daughter Matilda. F 70 WINDSOR l2 186 208

    Children:
    1. Matilda BERRY was born Jun 1828, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 21 Dec 1911, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    2. 7. Mary Ellen BERRY was born 20 Jul 1838, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 4 Feb 1911, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.