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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 CarmichaelFirst five children
Thomson was the oldest child of Francis and Elizabeth
Keillor Carmichael. He was b. in Banff,
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
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
(1827-bef 1850) No further info
Hubley (1830-1911) m. by 1855 Jane Faulds (1833-1921)
(1831-bef 1871) m. in 1869 Terrissa Shaw
(1832-1881) m. in 1862 Susan Roberts
Francis (1835-1927) m. in 1867 Ellen Dillon
Isabella (1842-1920) m. in 1870 Robert Gordon
(1845-1937) m. in 1872 Thomas Gordon (brother of Robert)
Mary Jane (1847-1894)
m. in 1875 Thomas Hardy
(1850-1910) m. in 1873 Mary Ellen Scarr
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,
This is completely in error. Barbara’s grandfather, Jacob Ulrich Hubley
(Hubele) arrived in Nova Scotia
in 1751. He was from Eppingen, Rhineland, Palatinate,
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.
Edward (1827-bef 1850) No further info
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
George (1855-1891*) m. in 1878 Mary Leadbetter
Faulds (1855-1947) m. in 1878 Allan McKinnon
(1859-?) There are several Barbara Carmichaels. Difficult to determine
if any of them belong to this family.
Hubley (jr.) (1864-1937) m. in 1899 Evelyn Wolfe
(1868-?) m. in 1891 John Maiden (aka Madden)
h. William T.
Isobel (1871-1942) m. in 1897 James McGowan
Stephen (1873-1955) m. in 1902 Margaret Lorimer
k. Brunswick Barnhill (1875-1875)
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.
George (1879-?) m. in 1913 Flora Maud Lord: 2 children: George
C. – (1916-1995) and John A. (1918- 1996)
Maud (1883-?) m. in 1905 Gordon Marshall – no issue
Thomas – (1888-?)
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:
(1883-1944) spinster; moved to CranstonRI
(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.
Hubley (1893-1957) m. in 1918 Annabelle Goodwine
Carmichael (1859-1916) Her death record indicates Fred is her father and that she was a
Carmichael (1861-1891) Andrew was killed in the same mine explosion
as his brother John in 1891.
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.
Hubley Carmichael (1864-1937) m. in 1899 Evelyn Wolfe. They
had 7 children:
Viola (1901-1930) in 1921 m. Avard W. Christie
Allen (1902-?) in 1938 m. Ann Catherine Berry
Isabelle (1904-2001) m. Thomas Larkin Donohue
Walter (1906-?) in 1926 m. Grace White
P. (1908-?) In the 1930 census, Constance is a student nurse in HomesteadHospital
in Homestead, PA.
Hubley (1910-1987) m. in 1933 Stella Mae Purdy
(1912-2002) m. Ernest George D. Butler. They lived, died and were buried in Vancouver, BC.
Carmichael (1868-?) m. in 1891 John Maiden (sic.) Probably Madden.
No further info seems to be available.
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.
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:
(1902-?) m. in 1927, Harriet Amelia McLean.
Stephen Carmichael (1873-1955) in 1902 m. Margaret Lorimer. Two children have
been found for them:
Burns (1903-aft 1966) m1. in 1922 Percy Leroy Bentley;
m2. Unknown MacDonald
Lorimer (1909-1952) m. in 1931 Laura Wilson
k. Brunswick Barnhill
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.
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
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:
(1861-1940) m. in 1886 James Hatch
Florence (1864-1884) buried in Medway MA
(1867-1946) remained a bachelor
Alena (1870-1963) m. in 1902 Jacob Ernest Wignot
Maude (1873-1966) m. in 1897 John GardnerSanderson
(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
Florence – died young
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 NatickMA. In 1905 they were living in Wellfleet
where their first son Richard was born. By 1918 he was the Superintendent of
Schools in DoverNH. The 1920 census states that Jacob’s
parents were both born in Alsace-Loraine,
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
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 WoonsocketRI
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.
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,
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.,
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:
(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 FortDevens in MA. He had a son, Douglas, but haven’t
been able to determine which woman was
George Edgar Carmichael
(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 dulland
placid which I am immensely looking forward to.