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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael Final Edition

A wee note at the start - this final edition has been divided into two parts due to its length.

Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael Expanded Part V

Thomson (Thompson) and Barbara Hubley Carmichael  First five children

Thomson was the oldest child of Francis and Elizabeth Keillor Carmichael. He was b. in Banff, Scotland in 1796. Although no record was found, it appears that they left Scotland for Nova Scotia sometime before 1799, when the next child was born in their newly adopted country. Francis had made petition for land and was awarded 200 acres in Merigomish, Pictou County, NS by 1799.
What records I have found for Thomson show a variety of spellings, such as Thompson, Thom and Thomas. In the 1851 census, which is nominal, he is listed as living in Pictou Co.. He had 3 boys and 3 girls under the age of 10, 1 boy and 3 girls between the ages of 10 and 20, for a total of 10 children. There was 1 woman between 40 and 50 and 1 man over 50, which would be Thomson and Barbara. One child had not yet been born; 2 children had died before 1851 and there are 2 more children that little is known about. There were 15 children in all. These are the names of the children I have found for them. It doesn’t correspond very well with the 1851 census. It’s possible that someone who didn’t know the ages of the children gave the information to the census taker.

          Henry Edward (1827-bef 1850) No further info
          Frederick Hubley (1830-1911) m. by 1855 Jane Faulds (1833-1921)
          John George (1831-bef 1871) m. in 1869 Terrissa Shaw
          James Thomson (1832-1881) m. in 1862 Susan Roberts
          William (1833-1852)
          Alexander Francis (1835-1927) m. in 1867 Ellen Dillon
          Daniel (1837-?)
          Charles (1835-1846)
          Christine Isabella (1842-1920) m. in 1870 Robert Gordon
          Hannah C. (1845-1937) m. in 1872 Thomas Gordon (brother of Robert)
          Mary Jane (1847-1894) m. in 1875 Thomas Hardy
          Barbara (1849-?)
          Henry Gordon (1850-1910) m. in 1873 Mary Ellen Scarr
          Elizabeth (1851-?)
          Andrew (1852-?)
                                                                                  Barbara Hubley                                                                                                Carmichael
Thompson was a school teacher. Barbara was a midwife and was noted for having a beautiful singing voice. Earlier research stated that she was the 1st woman physician of Geneva, Switzerland. This is completely in error. Barbara’s grandfather, Jacob Ulrich Hubley (Hubele) arrived in Nova Scotia in 1751. He was from Eppingen, Rhineland, Palatinate, Prussia. He settled in Seabright, which was originally called Hubley Settlement. Jacob Ulrich Hubley was married four times. He had 8 children with his first wife but it appears that only two survived. It also appears that these children were all born in Prussia. He married his 2nd wife in Halifax, NS in 1752 and had one daughter. There were no children with his third wife. He had five sons with his fourth wife, Anna Barbara Matler.
All of these sons were born in Nova Scotia. The youngest son, Johannes, was born in Lunenberg, NS, in 1770. He married Anna Maria Kahler in 1797 and they had a very large family of 14. Barbara, Thomson’s wife was one of them, b. in 1806. She was married in 1826 and began a very large family right away. There was simply no place on the time line for her to travel to Switzerland to study medicine.

          I. Henry Edward (1827-bef 1850) No further info

          II. Frederick Hubley Carmichael (1830-1911) – The oldest surviving child of Thomson and Barbara. According to his death record, he was b. in St. Margaret’s Bay, NS. He was a miner and lived on Queen St. in Spring Hill, NS at the time of his death. They had 12 children:

          a. John George (1855-1891*) m. in 1878 Mary Leadbetter
          b. Agnes Faulds (1855-1947) m. in 1878 Allan McKinnon
          c. Barbara (1859-?) There are several Barbara Carmichaels.                           Difficult to  determine if any of them belong to this family.    
          d. Andrew (1861-1891*)    
          e. James (1863-1887)
          f. Frederick Hubley (jr.) (1864-1937) m. in 1899 Evelyn Wolfe
          g. Mary (1868-?) m. in 1891 John Maiden (aka Madden)
          h. William T. (1870-1891*)
          i. Laura Isobel (1871-1942) m. in 1897 James McGowan
          j. Charles Stephen (1873-1955) m. in 1902 Margaret Lorimer
          k. Brunswick Barnhill (1875-1875)
          l. Gordon (1878-?)
          a. John George Carmichael m. in 1878 Mary Leadbetter in Spring Hill, NS. John worked in the mines in Spring Hill and was killed in a mine explosion in 1891 at the age of 36. They had 4 children.
                   1. William George (1879-?) m. in 1913 Flora Maud Lord: 2                              children: George C. – (1916-1995) and John A. (1918-                                1996)
                   2. Bessie Maud (1883-?) m. in 1905 Gordon Marshall – no                               issue
                    3. Ross (1886-aft.1901)
                    4. John Thomas – (1888-?)

          b. Agnes Faulds Carmichael m. in 1878 Allan McKinnon. Allan         disappeared from the records before 1901. No death record was found.   Agnes continued to live in the Springhill, NS area until her death in 1947 and is buried there. They had five children:
                    1. Isabel (1880-?)
                    2. Laura (1883-1944) spinster; moved to Cranston RI
                    3. Jennie (1887-?) There is a death for this name recorded in                            Cumberland, NS in 1914. There isn’t enough additional                              info (dob, parents, etc.) to determine if it is the death of                              this person.
                    4. James (1889-?)
                    5. Frederick Hubley (1893-1957) m. in 1918 Annabelle                                     Goodwine

          c. Barbara Carmichael (1859-1916) Her death record indicates Fred is her father and that she was a tailoress. Spinster.

          d. Andrew Carmichael (1861-1891) Andrew was killed in the same mine explosion as his brother John in 1891.

          e. James Carmichael (1863-1887) As he stood in the doorway talking to his mother, he was struck and killed by a bolt of lightning. He was Master at Arms for the Knight of Phthyias. He was 24.

          f. Frederick Hubley Carmichael (1864-1937) m. in 1899 Evelyn Wolfe. They had 7 children:
                    1. Elsie Viola (1901-1930) in 1921 m. Avard W. Christie
                    2. Charles Allen (1902-?) in 1938 m. Ann Catherine Berry
                    3. Georgia Isabelle (1904-2001) m. Thomas Larkin Donohue
                    4. John Walter (1906-?) in 1926 m. Grace White
                    5. Constance P. (1908-?) In the 1930 census, Constance is                              a student nurse in Homestead Hospital in Homestead,                                PA.
                    6. Frederick Hubley (1910-1987) m. in 1933 Stella Mae                                    Purdy
                    7. Agnes (1912-2002) m. Ernest George D. Butler. They                                  lived, died and were buried in Vancouver, BC.

          g. Mary Carmichael (1868-?) m. in 1891 John Maiden (sic.) Probably Madden. No further info seems to be available.

          h. William Carmichael (1870-1891) William died on Feb 21, 1891, along with his two brothers when there was an explosion at the mines in Spring Hill, NS.

          i. Laura Isobel Carmichael (1871-1942) She married, in 1897, James McGowen of Lanarkshire, Scotland. Although he was born in          Scotland his ethnicity is recorded as Irish. In 1901 they were living           in Cumberland Co., NS and had two children. A third child was born       in 1902. They were:
                              1. Jean (1899-?)
                              2. Matilda (1900-?)
                              3. James (1902-?) m. in 1927, Harriet Amelia McLean.

          j. Charles Stephen Carmichael (1873-1955) in 1902 m. Margaret Lorimer. Two children have been found for them:
                              1. Jean Burns (1903-aft 1966) m1. in 1922 Percy                                               Leroy Bentley; m2. Unknown MacDonald
                              2. William Lorimer (1909-1952) m. in 1931 Laura                                               Wilson

          k. Brunswick Barnhill Carmichael(1875-1875)

          l. Gordon Carmichael (1878-?) The 1881 census shows him living with his parents. He doesn’t show up in the 1891 census, nor was I able to find any death records for him.

An added note about Frederick Hubley Carmichael:
          Frederick had been injured in an accident 2 weeks before the explosion in the mine. He had broken his collarbone and left arm and was confined to his bed. He lost three sons in the explosion of Feb. 21 1891, Andrew, John and William. John left a widow and 4 children. Frederick was still confined to his bed on the day of the funeral. The coffins were brought to his home so that he could say good-bye. Three years before, his son James was struck and killed by lightning, as he stood in the doorway talking to his mother.

          III. John George Carmichael (1837-bef 1871) The third child of Thomson and Barbara Hubley Carmichael. There is a marriage record for him Aug 26 1869 at Mount Denson, Hants Co., NS when he married Terissa Shaw. She was age 19 and he was 38. By the 1871 census, Terissa Carmichael was listed as a widow. Can’t find a death record for Capt. John, so it seems safe to say he was lost at sea. No children were listed with her.

Capt. John George Carmichael

          IV. James Thomson Carmichael (1832-1881) m. in 1862 Susan Roberts, of PEI. They had six children. The first four were born in NS, while the last two were born in Medway MA. They were:
                    1. Ida (1861-1940) m. in 1886 James Hatch
                    2. Ella Florence (1864-1884) buried in Medway MA
                    3. Alexander (1867-1946) remained a bachelor
                    4. Mary Alena (1870-1963) m. in 1902 Jacob Ernest Wignot
                    5. Bessie Maude (1873-1966) m. in 1897 John Gardner                                     Sanderson
                    6. George (1875-1964) m. in 1912 Helen Gertrude Fox

          1. Ida was married in Medway MA in 1886 to James Hatch. They had two children, Harold and Ethel. James made his living as a                blacksmith. They were in Medway in the 1900 census. I didn’t find           them in any later census reports. There is a posting for them on              Find a Grave.

          2. Ella Florence – died young

          3. Alexander appears in the 1880 census for Medway MA. He doesn’t appear again until 1930 when he is a superintendent in a woolen mill and living with his sister Bessie Sanderson, in Medway MA. He appears again in 1940, still living with his sister, but he had retired. Apparently he never married.

An additional note: It has been reported that Alexander, son of Thomson, was born in Medway. That is an error. The two Alexanders have been confused. Alexander, son of Thomson, was born in NS and Alexander, grandson of Thomson, son of James Thomson, was born in Medway MA.

          4. Mary Alena, in the 1900 census, Mary was using the name Lena and was listed as a teacher. She m. in Medway MA, in 1902, Jacob Ernest Wignot, a teacher from Natick MA. In 1905 they were living in Wellfleet where their first son Richard was born. By 1918 he was the Superintendent of Schools in Dover NH. The 1920 census states that Jacob’s parents were both born in Alsace-Loraine, France. Son Richard was 14 and another son, Robert was 4. Jacob Wignot d. in 1937 and is buried in Milton Mills, NH. No 1940 census was found for Mary but Robert Wignot was in the US Army corps of Engineers in 1946, also Richard and his wife Doris were living in Schenectady, NY. No children were listed for them.

          5. Bessie Maude m. in 1897, John Gardner Sanderson. They had three children and owned their own farm in 1910. They were located on Winthrop St. in West Medway. John’s draft registration in 1918 described him as tall, slender, with blue eyes and light hair. They remained on the farm through the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Around 1922, Edith Maude (1898-1992), their oldest child, m. Guy Fish of NH. They settled in RI and had one daughter, Elizabeth b. 1931.
Their 2nd daughter, Greta H. (1901-1992) remained spinster. She was found living with her sister Edith in Woonsocket RI in the 1940 census. The third child, a son named Lloyd was b. 1907. He married in 1928 to Jean Unknown and in the 1930 census they were either living with his parents or next door to them, on Winthrop St. in West Medway. Both men were listed as farmers. His name is listed on his parents’ gravestone as having passed away in 1933. No death record for him was found.

          6. George Edgar m. in 1912, Helen Gertrude Fox.  The 1910 Census says he is Principal of School. He lived at 18 Maher Ave. in Greenwich CT. He was single but he had boarders/teachers at his home. He married in 1912. In 1918, his WWI draft registration states he was living 5 Mahar Ave., Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT. He was 43 and the head master at a Boy’s Preparatory School in Greenwich, CT. His description was tall, stout, light blue eyes and light hair. In 1920, he was living at 26 Mahar Ave., in Greenwich and was Head Master at school. In 1930, he owned his home and the value was stated as $50,000. His wife and two children are living with him. 1940 finds him in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH living, with his wife, at the Rockingham Hotel. It indicates his occupation as “Estate – Appointed by the Court.” The two children were: 
          a. Margaret (1914-2005) m. Robert E. Emerson – 4 children, Christopher, Jennifer, Gail and Robin. No marriage record found. Margaret d. 2005 in Wolfeboro, NH
          b. Douglas (1923-2012) m.1 in 1949 Helen Sanborn Edgerly
                                           m.2 Emma Robertson Grant
          His 1943 WWII draft reg. shows he had 3 years of college and that his civilian occupation was ‘Actor.’ It appears he enlisted at Fort Devens in MA. He had a son, Douglas, but haven’t been able to determine which woman was his mother.
                                       George Edgar Carmichael

          V. William (1833-1852) No record found for his death. He is buried with his grandparents, Francis and Elizabeth Carmichael.
Due to the length of this blog for Thomson Carmichael, I have decided to present it in two pieces. It’s been a long time since I last posted a blog. Since Sept. life has been one crisis after another. I confess to not having enough time or the attention span to work on this as I would like to. Hopefully life will become dull  and placid which I am immensely looking forward to.

 Find A Grave

Nova Scotia Land Petitions 1769-1799

Canadian Census Records

US Federal Census Records

Birth, death and marriages records

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