Includes the surnames: Douglas (Douglass), Patterson, Rice, Dow, Douglas, (Douglass), Patterson, Rice, Harvey, Coe, Bishop, During, Brown, Lloy, Spike, Wells, Silver, Stephenson(Stevenson), Marston
Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael were m. c. 1794 in
. They had 9 children: Aberlour, Scotland
*Thomson (1796-1861) m. in 1826 Elizabeth Barbara Hubley (1806-1881) – 15 children (See separate expanded form) (Thomson is the most extensive and will be the last expanded form rather than the first.)
David (1799-?) no information
Mary Ann Carmichael (1799-1874) m. William McCabe (1799-1876) (Expanded Form
Part Ib) Part Ia
Robert (1800-?) no information
Isobel Carmichael (1801-1864) m. c 1823 Robert Murray
James (1803-?) Name too common to determine any relationship
1839 in Fisher’s Grant, Pictou Co., NS
Elizabeth Catherine (1804-1877)
John (1806-?)There are a great many men named John. I found several ‘John Thomson’s’ but not enough additional info to provide any further research.
***Isaac Carmichael m. Jane (Jenette) Hamilton; children: Sarah Jane m. Aaron D. Wells; Mary B. m. David Dow; John Robert m. Margaret Raymond; David W. m. Catherine (Cassie) Fraser; Isabel m. Robert Douglas; James H. m. Elizabeth Mullins; George Henry m. Christy Ann Mullins; Isaac and Alexander – no info on these last two children.
Part IV will proceed with the youngest of Francis (Frank) and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael’s children.
Isaac was b. 1808 at
. In 1822,
he was listed as a scholar (student) in Hugh Dunbar’s school at Fisher’s Grant.
There is also a David and Lydia Carmichael listed in the class and this list
was signed by James Carmichael, Sr., Isaac’s uncle. In 1831, he married Janette
Hamilton (her name is found in a half dozen different spellings). Isaac was
known as a shoemaker and was found still living in Pictou in 1881. They raised
a family of at least 10 children (all I could find) and all were born either at
Pictou Landing or Fisher’s Grant. They were: Pictou
1. Mary B. (1835-1891)
3. John Robert (1840-1900)
4. David William (1842-1924)
5. Sarah Jane (1842-1901)
Isabell (1844-?) – no further info
6. James Hylsop (1848-??)
7. George Henry (1849-1924)
Isaac Murray (c. 1851-?) no further info
Alexander (1854-?) no further info – Dozens of men named Alexander in the same time frame and not enough information to find the one who was Isaac’s son.
1. Mary B. – I’ve been unable to locate her in
Canada or the USA until 1888
when she pops up in a marriage record in . She was 53 years of age and it’s her first marriage. She
married David Dow who was from Ipswich,
MA Ipswich and was a knitter. He’s 68 at the time of this
marriage and it states it was his
2nd one. Then there is a death record for her for 1891 when she died of heart
disease at the age of 56. She is buried in Ipswich
in the same grave as her husband’s
parents and first wife. She had no issue.
Elizabeth – Elizabeth
married Robert Douglas (Douglass) in 1863, in .
There is a birth record for Jessie Catherine, b. 1869 in Green Hill, NS . Middle
River NS Elizabeth is mentioned in
the death record of Angus Douglas
who died at the age of 2 in 1874. I did not find birth records for any of the other children.
Information on their births was taken from death certificates. There is a gravestone for Robert and
Elizabeth. She died in 1886 and he died
in 1901. Their children were (all surname Douglas):
a. Georgina Long (1895-1949) – She was living with her father, single and age 24 in 1891 Green Hill, NS census. She was again in 1911 living with her youngest brother, Howard, in Pictou. She was still single. Her death certificate says she lived her entire life in NS. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Jun 28 1949 at age 84. There was no mention of what she did to support herself during her lifetime and she was still single at the time of her death.
b. William Henry (1867-1931) In 1891 he was living with his widowed father in
. I did find a marriage for him that fits all the timelines
but I can’t verify it at this time. He may have married Maude Milligan and had a
daughter Rachel Ruth in 1902. His
wife signed his death certificate as Mrs. W. H. Douglas. He died in Sault Ste. Marie, Green Hill, NS Ontario, where he had been living for 20 years. Oddly, I couldn’t find him on a
census for those years.
c. Jessie Catherine (1869 -?) – She was living with her father in 1891 at
. She was known by her middle name Catherine.
No further information. Searches performed for Jessie and Catherine, Canadian and Green Hill, NS USA.
d. Angus (1872-1874)
e. Howard Wilburn (1878-1937) – 1901 shows Howard living on his own as he is head of household in that year’s census. In 1911, He is still single, still head of household and his sister
Georgina is living with him. There was also an Iren (sic.) Douglas age 18
him and she was listed as his sister-in-law. There was no explanation for how
she could have that status. In 1917, he marries Mabel Douglas. She could have been a cousin but this couldn’t be determined
with the information I had. Her father’s name was Alexander Douglas. I couldn’t find
Howard and Mabel in the 1921 census
nor in the US Federal census. There is a death certificate
for him in 1937. It states he lived in NS all his life. He had worked
at Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., in the shipping dept. I didn’t locate any children for him.
3. John Robert – John was listed in the 1865 MA State census, in
. He was age 25 and a
bootmaker. He married Maggie Raymond
of Weymouth MA on Dec 15 1866 in Braintree,
MA . In the 1870 Federal census, he was working in a boot
factory, still living in Braintree
MA Braintree and they had two daughters, Ada, 3, and Jennie, 2. There is a birth
record for Frederick in 1871. The 1880 cen. shows them
still living in Braintree,
John still working in a shoe
factory and all three children are with them. In 1884, on Sep. 12, at the age of 17, Ada died from Scarlet Fever. On Oct 20, 1884, a new baby, Olive Isabel was born
to the family. In 1887 there appears Pension Records for John’s service during the Civil War. He had attained the rank of Sgt. in the 42nd
Massachusetts Infantry. On Apr. 11, 1892,
at the age of 7, Olive Isabel died of meningitis.
a. Adeline Florence (1867-1884)
b. Jennie Gilbert(1868-1952)
c. Frederick Raymond (1871-1951)
d. Olive Isobel (1884-1892)
Then in 1900, John Robert died at the age of 60. At this time, the Military Pension Records appear again with his wife Margaret, a widowed dependent. Margaret (Maggie) died Dec 29 1912 of Pneumonia. Her death certificate states her residence was at
49 Central Ave., Braintree,
b. Jennie, at age 49, married, for the first time, William Robert Patterson, of
The oldest surviving daughter of John and
Maggie shows her and her husband living at Quincy MA 49 Central Ave., which had been the home of Jennie’s mother,
in the 1920 census. By
1930, they had moved to New Ipswich, NH and appear to be retired
as no occupation listed for either of them. The 1940 census shows them living in the
same house as before. There was no
issue from this marriage. Her husband was not working, but Jennie was
serving on the School Board. Their gravestone shows that William died in 1946 and Jennie, in
1952. They are buried in New Ipswich, NH.
c. In 1893,
Frederick married Sarah Reviere, of NJ. The
marriage record states he is a salesman. In short order, Fred and Sarah had four children, Florence Isobel,
1894, George Frederick, 1896, Donald
Reviere, 1898 and Sarah Margaret, 1899.
All their children were:
c/2. George Frederick (1894-1967)
c/3. Donald Reviere (1898-1978)
c/4. Sarah Margaret (1899-?)
c/5 John Robert (1901-?)
c/6 Dora Alma (1904-?)
In the meantime, the 1900 census shows Frederick and Sarah, with two of their children, living on
Pond St. in .
Oddly enough the youngest two
children, Donald and Sarah, are listed as boarders with the family of Ben Goodwin, also on Braintree, MA Pond Street. In
1901, Frederick and Sarah had
a son named John Robert and in 1904 they had a daughter named Dora. In 1910, Fred, his wife and all six of
his children are living at 5 Canal St.
in Braintee, MA
Now to continue with Fred and Sarah in the 1920 census. They were living at
5 Canal St. in Braintree with George and his wife Sarah,
Margaret, John and Dora. Fred was a
Town Clerk and George was a mechanic at Machine and Gear Works Co. Margaret and John are both clerks in offices and Dora is still a student.
goes by her middle name Isobel), the oldest of this
family, is not found again until 1928 when she married George Rice. They settle
in Charlton, , he is a farmer and she is a teacher.
They have two children, Shirley, 1931 and Robert, 1933. Mr. Rice is working for the WPA. Worcester, MA
c/2. George Frederick married Sarah Langford in 1919. At the time of their marriage he was a machinist and she was a shoe worker. In 1920, George and Sarah are living with his parents in
. By 1930 they are living in Braintree, MA ,
near his parent. They have two children, Nottingham, NH Elizabeth, age 10 and
Catherine, age 7. In 1940,
George is a chopper in a lumber mill and he and his family still lived in the
same house as 1930. Elizabeth was married in 1939 to Herbert
Philbrick, in Maine.
Catherine was living with her parents.
In 1942, his draft reg. information states he was working as a carpenter
for Albert Harvey, his brother-in-law.
Albert is married to George's sister Sarah.
Herbert Philbrick may be connected to the
family of Philbricks (with another Herbert), who became a spy for the
government. His story eventually became a book and then a TV series called “I Led Three
Lives”, back in the 1950’s. Catherine married Edward Coe in 1944. George Frederick died in 1967.
c/3. Donald’s 1918 draft card says he had a medium build with brown hair and brown eyes. The 1920 census says he’s a patient in the
in . There is no indication that he is there due to war injuries. By
1930, he was a teller at a Trust
Co., is married to Hazel Barton and has two children, Donald Jr., 6, and Eleanor age 1 and lives in Belmont,
MA. In 1940, he’s an accountant for a
utility co., still living in South Braintree, MA Belmont
and they’ve added one more
child, Marylyn, age 9. Donald died in 1978 in . Needham, MA
c/4. Sarah Margaret – Used her middle name Margaret and married Albert Lionel Harvey in 1924. Their children were:
Virginia 1925, Alma Mae 1927, Albert Lionel 1930, John Frederick 1933,
Beverly 1937 Roger 1940. Alma
Silver in 1945; Albert married Jane Mariotti in 1951; John F. married Shirley
Hood in 1954.
Sarah died in 1996 at the age of 97 in
c/5. John Robert – Married Eva Demers in 1923 in NH. By the 1930 census they had one child, John Robert, Jr. and all three are living with John’s parents, Fred and Sarah. John Jr. is age 6, while both of the older two men work on farms.
c/6. Dora Alma was b. in
but in 1930 she was living as
a lodger in a boarding house in Boston
and she was working as a
waitress. By Aug. 1930 she had married George Bishop in .
In 1940, they were living at Nottingham, NH 60 Westminster
St. in Boston MA and there are
three children: Nancy Jane 1931; George 1935;
Bradford 1937. George was an accountant for an