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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Johan (Jacob) Ulrich Hubley (1719-1802)
Johan, also referred to as Jacob, who is considered the
progenitor of the Hubley family in Nova Scotia,
was born in April 1719 in Eppingen, a town in Baden-Wurttemberg, Rhineland, Palatinate, Prussia.
This area, which is located in southern Germany,
is no longer called Prussia,.
War, instability, overcrowding and religious persecution were powerful
motivators in Johan’s decision to change his life. When free lands were to be
granted in the “New World” it was hard to resist. He and his wife, Salome Margaretha (Birtger)
and four children boarded the ship Pearl on Jul 2
1751. There were two children between the ages of 4 and 16 and two under the
age of four, according to the ship’s records. It is unknown if any of these
children or the mother survived this voyage as Johan was a widower by the
spring of Mar 1752, when he married Maria Magdalene Dietzel (sometimes Dirzel).
She had been on board the ship Pearlwith her husband and one child. Johan
and Maria had one child, Maria, b. Jan 1753. But Maria (the mother) died in Jun
1753, leaving Johan a widower once again.
It is unknown if the child, Maria, survived.
Johan was one of a group of “Foreign Protestants” who
settled in an area that had been named Lunenburg. But soon Johan was a widower
again. He married his third wife, Anna Catherine Treffain, on Jul 10 1753 in St. John’s Anglican
Church in Lunenburg. Anna had also arrived in Nova Scotia
aboard the Pearl. Johan’s fourth and final marriage took place
on Jul 3 1759, to Anna Barbara Eva (Matler) Lay. This Anna, who used the name Barbara, was
born in Geneva, Switzerland. She was a widow and
brought children with her from her marriage to Joseph Lay.
I have found this unsubstantiated listing of names who were
children of Johan and his first wife Salome Margaretha. They are Andreas, Johan
Georg, Johan Jacob, Hans Georg, Rosina, Maria Margaretha. Since only four
children emigrated with the him, it is considered that at least two of them
It is not known how many of the four children survived after
reaching Nova Scotia.
With his 2nd wife, Maria Magdalene Dietzel, Johan had one daughter
named Maria. There were no children with his third wife. Johan and 4th
wife Anna Barbara Eva (Matler) Lay had 5 children: Johan Urich died in 1802.
The second generation:
a. Ferdinand (1761-1833) m. Magdalen Salome Born
b. Jacob (1762-1833)
c. John Michael (1764-?)
d. George Bernard (1769- aft. 1849)
2 e. Johaness
(1770-1802) m. (in 1797) Anna Mary Kahler (1774-1871)
Johaness Hubley and Anna Mary Catherine Kahler were married
in 1797 in the DutchReformChurch
in Lunenburg. They purchased land in 1810 in a place then known as Hubley
settlement but later became known as Seabright.
Anna Mary probably descends from Johann Gottlieb Kohler who
was a school master who arrived in 1752 on the Speedwell. He was 35 years of age from Hamburg. He brought with him his wife and
John (as he became known) and Mary Kahler Hubley had 14
a. Jacob (1798-1870) m1. Anne Caroline U nknown
Mary Susanna Elizabeth Whynought
b. Anna Elizabeth (1799-?) m. John Collishaw – 8
c. Johaness (1800-1868)
d. George Bernard (1802-1892)
e. Maria Catherine (1803-1838) m. Allan Ramsey
MacDonald – 1 child
f. Ferdinand (1804-?) m. in 1828 Hannah
Elizabeth Boutilier – 1 child
3. g. Elizabeth
Barbara (1806-1881) m. in 1826 Thomson Carmichael – 15
h. Maria Elizabeth (1807-1807)
i. John Philip (1808-?)
j. Ann Mary (1810-?)
l. Alexander (1814-1861) m. Jane Catherine
m. Benjamin (1817-1901)
n. William M. 1818-1901) m. in 1842 Elennor
Barry G. Hubley in his work on the descendants of Johanness
Hubley, Chapter 5, states that The Christian Messenger (Nova Scotia Baptist
Newspaper) issue of 24 November 1848 reports:
Death (no date) of John Hubley, Senior 78 years – Leaves
widow, 12 children, 100 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren
Burial: November 1848, United Baptist Church Cemetery, Seabright,
Halifax Co., NS, CAN
If he left 100 grandchildren, then I have found only a small
number of them. However, my gt. gt. grandparents, Thomson and Barbara Hubley
Carmichael, made a significant contribution.
The Third Generation
Thomson was born in Banff Co. Scotland. He was the s/o
Francis Carmichael and Elizabeth Keillor, both of whom were born in Banff, Scotland.
According the Nova Scotia Land Grant Petitions, Francis was granted 200 acres
in 1792. His older brother, James, was a Sgt. in the 82 Regiment (or the
Hamilton Regiment) and is given credit for being the founder of New Glasgow, NS
and one of the founders of Pictou,
NS. Francis was a farmer and his
son, Thomson, was the oldest of 9 children.
Thomson married Elizabeth Barbara Hubley in 1826 in Lunenburg, NS.
Thomson was a teacher and a farmer. They
had 15 children, 10 boys and 5 girls. They also moved around quite a bit,
wherever the teaching posts would take them. He did petition to receive land,
citing that he had a large family and as a teacher, had not much money. At least four of the children moved to MA and
one went to CA. Besides being a mother,
Barbara is known to have been a trusted mid-wife and according to Barry Hubley,
mentioned above, she had a very sweet singing voice. Some of the places they lived were New
Glasgow, St. Margaret’s Bay, Halifax, WestRiver,
Springhill, and Fisher’s Grant, all in Nova
Scotia. Thomson and Barbara’s children were:
a. Henry Edward (1827-bef 1850)
Frederick Hubley (1830-1911) m. Jane Faulds – 11 children
c. John George, Capt. (1831-?) m. in 1869
d. James Thomson (1832-1881) m. in 1862 Susan
Roberts - 6 children
e. William (1833-1852)
f. Alexander Francis (1835-1927) m. Ellen Dillon
g. Daniel (1837-?)
h. Charles (1839-1846)
i. Christine Isabella (1841-?) m. in 1870 Robert
Gordon – 7 children
j. Hannah C. (1845-1937) m. in 1872 Thomas
Gordon – 4 children
k. Mary Jane (1847-1894) m. in 1875 Thomas Hardy
– 5 children
l. Barbara (1849-?)
4. m. Henry
Gordon (1850-1910) m. in 1873 Mary Ellen Scarr – 8 children
o. Andrew (1852-?)
Barbara Hubley Carmichael
Frederick Hubley Carmichael and his wife Jane had 11
children. Three of them died in the Springhill Mine explosion on Feb 2 1891. A
few years before this, another of their sons was struck and killed by lightning
while standing in the doorway to his home talking to his mother.
James Thomson Carmichael moved to Medway MA and was a
Alexander Francis Carmichael moved to the Mendocino area in
CA and became an architect of some note. He built many of the homes in the new village of Mendocino,
some of which were use to depict the Maine
village in the TV program Murder She Wrote.
Christina Isabella Carmichael moved to RevereMA.
Sadly her husband died in 1882 leaving her with 7 young children.
Hannah C, Carmichael lived in SomervilleMA
in the 1900 census.
Henry Gordon Carmichael was a ship’s chandler and a hotel
keeper. He and his wife Mary Ellen Scarr lived in the Halifax
area before moving to Boston
in the early 1900’s. Ellen (as she was known) ran a hotel in Hull, MA
even after Henry died.
The Fourth Generation
Henry Gordon and Mary Ellen Scarr Carmichael had children:
a. Percy (1874-1874)
5. b. Nora
Edith (1875-1921) m. in 1893 Jesse Pye (1865-1940) – 15
c. Edith Gertrude (1877-?) m. in 1901Edward John
Ball (1870-?) – 3
d. Minnie (1881-1902)
e. Reginald (1884-?) m. c. 1921 Dorothy
O’Donnell (1895-1967) 1 child f. Elizabeth Maud (1885-1959) m. in 1906 (Frank
Johnson (1880-1940) – 2
g. Grayce (1889-?) m. in 1907 Frank Mooney
(1886-?) – 2 children
h. Ruby Stuart (1894-1950) m. Philip Stokes Wood
(1891-1952) – 2
5. Nora Edith
Carmichael and Jesse Pye are my grandparents.