Record transcriptions & notes on this line can be found online at the following sites:
The John Moreshed, who was the father of Nicholas Moreshead who emigrated to PEI, is said to be the John who was born on 5 Jun 1743 in Duloe, Cornwall, England to John and Elizabeth (Congdon) Moreshead. However, I personally, am not entirely convinced of this yet due to the lack of support for this. It does seem our John married Elizabeth Sleep on 8 May 1769 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England. Elizabeth was born Oct 19 1750, daughter of Ferdinando Sleep and Blanch Geach who were married 12-28-1749 in Menheniot. It seems Elizabeth may have been buried on Apr 10 1823 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England, but again I can’t be certain at this time it is the same woman. The record indexed in the Cornwall Online Parish database lists her age as 73 and her residence as St. Keyne. It doesn't seem she had a will. I would love to know if there is a grave marker or burial location with both John & Elizabeth in Menheniot. That would clarify a few different things.
It is possible our John Moreshead died in Menheniot Aug 12 1814 at the age of 71 but I have been unable to determine if this is definitely the same man or if there was a will - it does not seem there was. This naturally poses a problem in supporting proof of his children. Also - other questions remain because it states - "Aug 12 1814, Menheniot, John MORSHEAD, a71 Cutparrot? Parish of Morval" and this hasn’t exactly proved to line up very clearly either at this point.
If there isn't a will - this is not good for our line because the baptism record for our Nicholas Moreshead baptized Jun 4 1781 in Menheniot, Cornwall, England, quite to my surprise has been transcribed on the online Cornwall Parish Records as being the son of John Moreshead & Elizabeth _______ further stating "Base child". This notation was not at all mentioned in the work that Alice Grant had hired out to Mr. J. Bastin in 1977. The term generally means illegitimate, and naturally that threw the research into discombobulated mess leaving me flummoxed. So, I've found over the years the best thing to do in that case is try to forget almost everything you think you know and look again for more supporting documentation that might have been missed. In addition, I have ordered the original record of the baptism to see for myself what exactly is states.
The main thing that caused was concern was that a Sir John Morshead, Baronet b. 1747 in Menheniot also floated around the area in the course of his duties at the time, and had married an Elizabeth - in addition in the family notes by Alice Grant she had implied that there was rumor on the Island that there was a title in the lineage - something that had not been proven and was dismissed. Anyway, long story short, it seems at this time, any connection to Sir John Moreshead is still not proven, although that may change the further back we go- maybe he was a distant cousin. I can say that indications are that Sir John's parents were William Morshead & Olympia Treise, William's parents seem to be William Morshead & Joane/Janne Herring who also had John who died unmarried, Edward died unmarried & dau Jane & Mary, That William's parents were William Moreshead & Catherine Cole & besides William they had John who died unmarried & Elizabeth, That William was the son of Edward who married Phillippa Mitchell other children unknown; Edward was the son of William & had several siblings; the next William back was the son of Edward & had siblings Robert & John - so now that is clear as mudd - any connect is pretty far back. The above can be found in The Parochchial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor…Vol 1 pg 82. It's on Google Books. By the way…not one Nicholas in the bunch.
Once I was able to determine it did not seem Sir John was our man it led me back to John Moreshead & Elizabeth Sleep but why would Nicholas's baptism record say base child if they were his parents, after all they had been married 12 years by then? It just doesn't make sense. I pondered briefly ..what if Nicholas was the son of the John Moreshead who died in 1781 - and maybe these deaths were confused…theorizing maybe because Nicholas was baptized July 1781 & that John Moreshead died May 1781, if his father was dead - could that cause his baptism to say "base child"? But…this doesn't seem possible, although there is no age noted on the transcription for the death in 1781 - it seems much more likely that the John who died in 1781 could be Nicholas's grandfather (let's prove one generation at a time…) So…perhaps Nicholas's father did die in 1814… because John who married Elizabeth Sleep continued to have children..it seems. The good news is there is a will for the John who died in 1781 & it has been ordered, just haven't received it yet, maybe it will mention his grandson Nicholas, that would be fabulous but I digress from the topic at hand...
As I mentioned before - there does not seem to be a will for the John who died Aug 12 1814 at the age of 71. So, there clearly wasn't enough evidence now to be sure our Nicholas was the son of this John, more digging was required. Eventually, through the National Archives website I found a notation for a "reversionary lease" which in simple terms is a least that commences in the future - say when minors become adults. In the old days men often held lifelong leases on property - a reversionary lease would be put in place to secure the lease to the sons when they came of age sometime in the future. I have also ordered a copy of this record from the Cornwall Record Office. In part, it confirms that on Dec 25 1783 a Reversionary Lease was written including - "(i) Jn. Trehawke, esq (ii) Jn. Moreshead, Menheniot, yeo. …..Lives: Jn. 8 yrs., + Nicholas, 3 yrs., (sons ii) added to life (ii) Witd: Mary Cowper"
We see here that the lease was created between the first party, John Trehawke & the second party, John Moreshead of Menheniot, yeoman, who lines up to be ours. Further, the lease mentions sons of this John Moreshead as John Moreshead age 8 & Nicholas Moreshead age 3. We then compare the baptisms of John Moreshead & Elizabeth’s children and we find that John & Nicholas were the only sons born as of Dec 1783, and the ages of our John & Nicholas add up exactly. Bingo! Finally, something that directly connects our Nicholas - the only one around - to this John. So despite what the baptism transcription says we can be sure they are connected.
However, don't get too excited because plenty of questions still remain….like why does the death of John Moreshead say "Aug 12 1814, Menheniot, John MORSHEAD, a71 Cutparrot? Parish of Morval" - Well, we now know our John was a yeoman, aka farmer, so was his farm in Morval? At the time - not everyone lived on their farm land…it's possible, but at the moment not provable. As you have now gathered there are a lot of holes that need to be sorted out which is why I have hesitated sharing this post. This family clearly needs to be an ongoing research project. I welcome all the help I can get in clarifying this and likewise as I gain more information I will share it here.
Children of John Moreshead & Elizabeth [Sleep]:
1. Mary Moreshed was christened Jul 12 1769 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England.
2. Jennie Moreshed was christened May 3 1772 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England.
3. John Moreshed was christened May 21 1775 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England.
4. Elizabeth Moreshed was christened May 31 1778 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England.
5. Nicholas Sr Mooreshed was christened on 4 Jun 1781 Menheniot, Cornwall, England.
6. William Moreshed was christened on 11 Oct 1784 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England.
Surname Saturday Nicholas Morshead & Elizabeth Hicks of North Rustico, PEI & Menheniot, Cornwall, England
Nicholas Morshead Sr was born about 1779 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England. He was christened on Jun 4 1781 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England of John Moreshead & Elizabeth Sleep [i]. [Click here for more]. Nicholas married Elizabeth Ann Hicks on Jun 10 1805 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England [ii]. Elizabeth was born about 1781 in England, christened Mar 29 1782 in Menheniot, Cornwall, Eng, dau of George Hicks & his wife Grace [iii].
Nicholas immigrated to North River, PEI likely not long after the birth of their son Providence Edward Moreshead who was said to be born in England about 1819 according to his census records. The couple are last found in Menheniot, Cornwall, England in 1815 at the christening of their son Joseph. The younger children's births or baptisms are not found there, perhaps they may have been somewhere in between Menheniot & PEI, but the first indication I have seen for their arrival in PEI is in Alice's notes where she states Nicholas Moreshead's name is mentioned in the PEI Gazette on Nov 7 1820. I have not seen this & have no further knowledge of it, but am most interested in the context. If this can be proven, this clearly would place his arrival before then. A passenger record has not been found with the family on it. Many ship records do not appear to have passenger lists, although there is an extensive list of PEI ships that can be found on islandregister.com.
A few other notes that may prove interesting include Mr. N. Moreshead appearing in the Royal Gazette, page 3 on July 26, 1836; Nicholas Moreshead being named as a juror at the Foyster inquest on June 19 1844; and Nicholas Moorside, prizewinner at a livestock show in the Islander, page 3 on Sept 24, 1847. It is believed all these can be found in what once was or still is the PEI Heritage Foundation Records.
In relation to the names Moreshead and Moreside it is supposed that the brothers remaining in the Lot 32 area, sons of this Nicholas, were dubbed Moreside by neighbors and eventually adopted the spelling of the name. Several documents note both spellings.
Elizabeth died Sept 16, 1848 age 67, and her grave is marked in The Old Protestant Cemetery in Charlottetown, PEI, although sadly, it has been vandalized. Nicholas is said to have died on Mar 21 1851 in PEI age 72 North Rustico, PEI - but I no source other than Alice's notes - as they are tied closely to the transcription of his will - perhaps there is a note there. He is probably buried in The Old Protestant Cemetery in Charlottetown, PEI, but his name is not recorded there with his wife.
Will of Nicholas, PEI probated 1851 record obtained by Alice Grant.
Last Will and Testament of Nicholas Moreshead Sr – died March 21, 1851 aged 72 years.
"This the last will and testament of Nicholas Moreshead of lot or township no. 32 in Queen’s county, Prince Edward Island, farmer, as follows, first I desire that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate as soon as conveniently can be done after my decease also I give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Moreshead all the farm where on I live and which I occupy with all the buildings theron the stock and movables to be divided herein afterwards mentioned to my son Providence Edward Morshead all that leasehold farm containing eighty eight acres on lot 32 bounding on the north by John McPhee’s land on the east by William Warren’s land and to my daughter Sophia Morshead all that leasehold farm containing seventy five acres joining her brother Edwards Farm and to my daughter Jane now living with me having one child they both shall be maintained as provided for her by her brother Daniel as long as she shall choose to remain with him, but should she leave to settle elsewhere she then shall have two cows, now the stock to be divided thus: to Edward two horses, four cows, ten sheep, one plough, one double harrow, one cart, one sled the horses have to have their harness for cart and plough. To Sophia one cow, one feather bed to Mary Ann Robinson, one side saddle, all the remainder of stock and movables for Daniel and it is further my desire that Daniel do assist and help to erect and build a suitable house and barn on the said Edwards farm and I also reserve one halfacre of land on the corner laying on the north and joining Popprel Island Bridge to be held by Daniel and Edward for the use of a lime kiln and to the rest of my children that are settled and doing for themselves say, John, Nicholas, George and Joseph, Elizabeth and Mary Ann that the sum of one guinea a piece to each of them to be paid within twelve months of my decease and I constitute and appoint Joseph Moreshead and James Warren, John Scott Frederick Warren to be Executors of this my will revoking all former wills by me at any time hereto made, and declaring this only to be my last will and testament. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the third day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty. Signed: Nicholas Moreshead (LS)
Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator as for this last will and testament in our presents who in the presents of each other have unto subscribed our names as witnesses. William Warren, John Scott, James Warren
This will was proved on the 28th day of March 1851 on the oath of James Warren and probate granted to the Executors therin named. Signed R. Hodgson-Surrogate Judge of Probate - As certified by A.M. Myers, Registar."
Nicholas and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. John Mooreshed was born on Feb 27 1806; Mentioned in Nicholas's will. see previous blog
2. Elizabeth Mooreshed was christened on Dec 2 1807 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [iv]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will.
3. Nicholas Mooreshed Jr was christened on Oct 5 1809 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [v]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. Nicholas married Mary Ann Rodd on 29 Sep 1834 and died on Sep 1 1861 at age 54 of decline [vi]. Further information on the Rodd family can be found here: http://www.islandregister.com/parker_rodd.html
i. Ann Elizabeth Mooreshed b. Dec 22 1834 bpt May 17 1835 by Rev L.C. Jenkins[vii].
ii. Maria Moreshead b. Jul 4 1840, bpt Sep 28 1840 by Rev. Jenkins[viii]
iii. Jane Moreshead bpt Sep 12 1842[ix]
iv. Sophia Moreshead bpt Sep 12 1842[x]
4. Mary Ann Mooreshed was christened on May 2 1811 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England [xi], most likely died young.
5. Mary Ann Morshead Christened Mar 16 1815 in Menheniot, Cornwall, England [xii]. Married _____ Robinson according to her father's will noted above.
6. George Mooreshed/Moreside was b. a1806  ,christened on Nov 6 1812 in Menheniott, Cornwal, England [xiii]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. George married Jane Hutton. He received a land grant of 100 acres in Lot 32 on Loyalist Rd Feb 15 1867 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous [xiv]. He died May 20 1896 [xv].
i. John Alfred Moreside bpt Aug 29 1846 [xvi] m: Phoebe Bertha Coles. He died Aug 12
ii. James Hutton Moreside b. 1846, bpt Aug 29 1846[xviii], James Moreshead bpt Nov 24
1859[xix] Either the older James died young or this man was baptized twice, not sure.
m: Catherine Ann McDonald b. Jan 22 1859. He died 1912 at 52 buried Milton Cemetery.
Children: George Moreside, Caroline Moreside; Allen Moreside, Lorne Moreside, Benjamin Moreside,
Kennet Moreside, Etta Moreshide; Sarah Moreside m: ____ Ford, Evelyn Moreside m: ___Roper, another daughter m: Ben Coles, all living when Catherine died at a109. Two of James &
Catherine's children died before her[xx]. See Census 1891. Those interested in her should see
James's brother George Samuel who she married after being a widow for a decade[xxi], & might
look up the following articles & photos: [The] Guardian Sat., 22 Jan., 1955, p 1 - photo
Catherine (MacDonald) Moreside, age 96 with 5 generations according to the Island Register website. Also see Guardian Weds., 21 Jan., 1959; Guardian Fri., 22 Jan., 1960, p6; Guardian Mon., 22
Jan., 1962, p 6; Guardian 23 Jan., 1962, p 2; Guardian Tues., 22 Jan., 1963; Guardian
Mon., 13 Jan., 1964, p 8; Guardian Fri., 24 Jan., 1964, p 6; Guardian Thurs., 21 Jan., 1965,
pp 9 & 13; Guardian 23 Jan., 1965, p 3; Guardian 12 Oct., 1966, p 17; Patriot Mon., 22 Jan.,
1968, p 3; Guardian Fri., 26 April, 1968, p 2;
iii. George Thomas Moreside b. a1848 bpt Sep 15 1848[xxii] Alice Grant's notes from
here get a little fuzzy she indicates "George Samuel" - m1st: Mabel Jane Graham, m2nd:
Catherine Ann (McDonald) Morshead, brother James widow [xxiii]. He died Oct 1932
at 77 yrs[xxiv]. Catherine lived to be 109 yrs old & died on Jun 16 1968[xxv].
But it seems to me… that George & Samuel are different men. According to the 1891
Census - A Samuel had a wife Jane, Children: Mary E; Garfield, Albert, Harry. I'm not sure how
this really all fits, or doesn't fit, together.
iv. Matilda Jane Moreside bpt Mar 10 1853[xxvi] m: James William Coles on Aug 16 1876.
v. Emily Eliza Moreshead bpt Jun 2 1854[xxviii]
vi. Mary Elizabeth Moreshead bpt Sep 6 1850[xxix]
7. Joseph Mooreshed was christened on Mar 16 1815 in Menheniot, Cornwall, England[xxx]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. Joseph married Sarah Hiscock. She died Nov 23, 1870 and is probably in the Old Protestant Cemetery. He died Nov 18 1877 North River, age 67[xxxi]. Land assigned to Sarah (Hiscock) Morshead can be found here: http://www.islandregister.com/landrecords/hiscock1.html. I have a note of Alice's indicating that [a] Joseph settled in Lot 10 in 1845 according to Meechams 1880 Atlas. I doesn't seem probable it could be anyone other than this Joseph - or perhaps it was confused by the Alas writer?
i. Joseph Mooreshed b. Apr 9 1840, bpt Apr 17 1841 by Rev. L. C. Jenkins[xxxii]
8. Daniel Mooreshed/Moreside was born about 1815. He married Catherine McKinley (who died of consumption)[xxxiii]. Mentioned in Nicholas's will. He received a land grant of 100 acres in North River Lot 32 Feb 15 1867 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous. The land in the 1880 Atlas shows "Moreside", as are the others, but the deeds state "Morshead"[xxxiv]. He died Feb 28 1880 age 65.
i. John Mooreshed b. 1857 d. 1931 m: Fanny Warren Children: Lloyd Moreside; Fulton Webster
Moreside; Percy Moreside; Jack Moreside; Muriel Moreside; Douglas Moreside; Eric Moreside;
ii. Daniel Mooreshed Jr. b. 1860 married Mary Ross[xxxvi]
iii. Maude Mooreshed m: [an] Inspector Kiley. Children: Arletta Kiley m: ___Jones[xxxvii]
iv. Jemima Mooreshed, never married, died in Boston [xxxviii]
v. one Mooreshed child’s name is missing but married a Warren and ran a store[xxxix]
9. Sophia Mooreshed b. Feb 1 1821 [1901 & 1891 Census] Sophia married James Jewell. [after 1851? As she is named as Moreshead in her father's 1851 will]
i. Ann Jewel; b. Jul 20 1853, bpt Jul 1 1854[xl]
ii. James Jewell b. Nov 1 1861 bpt Aug 24 1868[xli] m: Rhoda _______
iii. Elizabeth Jewell b. 1866 
iv. John Jewell b. Jun 15 1864 [1901 & 1891 Censuses] m: Lottie______  Children: James Jewll
b. Oct 17 1892; John Jewell b. Dec 23 1894; William Jewell b. Jan 25 1896; Robert Jewell b. Jul 11
According to a letter written by Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain, dau of John, dated Aug 18 1907 she states: "Father had five brothers: Daniel, Edward, Joseph, George and Nicholas. He had four sisters. They are all dead now but two sisters." I believe the above Sophia is one of the sister's alive, but it is unclear who the other sister is. The letter is better detailed here.
10. Jane Mooreshed Jane married William Campbell. William Campbell likely died before 1851 as Jane & her son are noted as living with her father in his will, although her surname is not mentioned.
i. Son Campbell b. bef 1851
11. Providence "Edward" Mooreshed/Moreside was born about 1819 in England  Mentioned in Nicholas's will.; m: Jane ___________. She died before the 1881 Census.
He received a land grant of 88 acres in Lot 32 near the division line of Lot 31 Mar 15 1869 from Commissioner of Public Lands, John Aldous. The purchase price was 12 pounds, six shillings & four pence [xlii]. In the will of Edward, described briefly in notes written by Alice (Moreshead) Grant it states he left his land to his son William subject to the maintenance of his brother John in board and clothing or a sum of money in place of board and clothing that John and William may agree upon, and remainder of utensils, live stock etc. that he does not leave to William he leaves to his son James. The will is signed and dated June 26, 1899. The name in the will is spelt Moreshead and signed Moreside, proving interchangable variations among this family. The name Moorshead originates from the head of a Moor in England and it is said all connect back to this one man, however the connection has not been determined by many.
The 1881 Census of Canada shows Edward Moreside Lot 32 as widowed b. 1819 in England, living with him are: James Morside a2 [20?]; John a18, William Morside a15; Maggie Cameron a24
i. Maria Louisa Moreshead b. Feb 25 1856 bpt Aug 24 1868[xliii] m: Thomas Yeo [xliv]
ii. James Javel Moreshead b. May 20 1860 bpt Aug 24 1869[xlv]
iii. John Alexander Moreside b. Jul 20 1862 bpt: Aug 24 1868[xlvi];
iv. William Moreshead b. Dec 25 1866 bpt. Aug 24 1868[xlvii]
12. William Moreshed was born Jul 18 1823 on Lot 32 and baptized Aug 8 1841 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul's Church in Charlottetown, PEI, bk 2 pg 172[xlviii] He died four days later on Aug 12 1841 a17 according to Who Departed This Life: A History of the Old Protestant Burying Ground, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island by George Wright..
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[i] Christening of Nicholas Morshead : http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=1143942 - Jun 4 1781 Menheniot, Cornwall, England "Base child"
[ii] Marriage of Nicholas Morshead & Elizabeth Hicks via Cornwall Parish Records Jun 10 1805, also available without an image here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFLJ-NZH; Letter from Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain dated 8-18-1907 supposedly copied verbatim from a letter originally given to her dau Helen Johnson from Sophia, and then passed on to Anna, Helen's sister, and finally to Mary Silliker. I the transcription more details can be found under Elizabeth Moreshead dau of John & Catherine - Add link
[iii] Christening of Elizabeth Ann Hicks Indexed via - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-Y4R
[iv] Christening of Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-Y5G
[v] Christening of Nicholas Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5D8-GQV
[vi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[vii] Baptism of Ann Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-77R
[viii] Baptism of Maria Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PRX ;1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[ix] Baptism of Jane Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5Z
[x] Baptism of Sophia Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-MJ9
[xi] Christening of Mary Ann Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-59W
[xii] Christening of Mary Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-59C
[xiii] Christening of George Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5ZT-T9T
[xiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xv] Death of George Morside: http://www.islandregister.com/hutton1.html
[xvi] Baptism of John Alfred Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5R
[xvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xviii] Baptism of James Hutton Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P5Q
[xix] Baptism of James Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PPB
[xx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxii] Baptism of George Thomas Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PPK
[xxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxv] Birth & Death Date of Catherine (McDonald) Moreside http://www.islandregister.com/centenarians.html
[xxvi] Baptism of Matilda Jane Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PT8
[xxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxviii] Baptism of Emily Eliza Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PP6
[xxix] Baptism of Mary Elizabeth Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PTS
[xxx] Christening of Joseph Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JMTB-3XT
[xxxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxii] Baptism of Joseph Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PR7
[xxxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xxxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xl] Birth & Baptism of Ann Jewell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/152636/eventType/1
[xli] Birth of James Jewell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/152483/eventType/1
[xlii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time.
[xliii] Birth & Baptism of Maria Louisa Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-PRF
[xliv] Marriage to Thomas Yeo: http://www.islandregister.com/yeo4.html
[xlv] Birth & Baptism of James Javel Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P57
[xlvi] Birth & Baptism of John Alexander Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXX-P52
[xlvii] Birth & Baptism of William Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXF-MJX
[xlviii] Birth & Christening of William Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159792/eventType/1
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Surname Saturday - John Moreshead (1806-1885) & Catherine Cummings (1800-1896) of West Devon & Springfield, PEI
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I have to acknowledge & thank Alice (Moreshead) Grant (1930-?) the family's earliest known Moreshead Genealogist in PEI, and also my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk who shared with me both of their notes. This has allowed me a solid base to expand upon & solidify with various sources.
Without their work, it would have been an impossible task.
Note : In the process of sorting out notes - some new information was gained which was not included in this original post, it is highlighted in purple.
John Moreshed was born on Feb 27 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England. He was christened on Jun 17 1806 in Menheniott, Cornwall, England[i], son of Nicholas Moreshead & Elizabeth Hicks. He died on Jan 19 1885 and was buried in Bethel Cemetery where the date is marked on his grave. His stone states he was 87 yrs old which would mean his birth was in 1798. John married Catherine Cummings daughter William Cummings & Mary Eddie near or in North River, Rustico, aka Lot 32, but no record has been viewed or confirmed by the writer. Many other sources throughout this writing confirm this marriage, but the date is in question. Notes in my possession indicate the record exists and states the marriage took place on Nov 7 1831, however this is exactly a year after the birth of their oldest son William which doesn't seem probable. Catherine was born about 1800 in Newfoundland, Canada[ii]. She came to PEI with her parents when she was 9[iii]. She died on Apr 19 1896 in West Devon, PEI at age 96 and was buried in Bethel Cemetery where the date is marked on her stone.
A few other interesting tidbits of John should be able to be located in the following: John Morshead recorded a constable in the Royal Gazette, page 4, March 13 1832; John Moreshead recorded as juror in the Pye inquest on Jan 2 1837; John Moreshead appointed to distribute seed in the May 14 1847 Edition of the Islander, page 2.
In a compilation written by Alice (Moreshead) Grant in June 1977 - she states a lot of information was given to her by her cousin (Pearle MacNeill) MacPhee, "but most of the credit is due to my dear cousin Mrs Ada Chisholm, who at 92 years of age who possesses an unusual remarkable memory, took an interest in my project and gave me the bulk of the information from memory which I was easily able to verify, so this fine lady the family should be forever grateful, as without her help and interest, much of this information would be lost."
It is rumored in the family notes that John & Catherine named Lot 10 "West Devon" after their origins or home in Devonshire England. This compiler has found no evidence to support this claim. Although it seems possible they may have named it - being (it seems) the first couple there - an origin of Devonshire has not been found on the Morshead side, perhaps the Cummings line will indicate Devonshire - it is unknown at the moment. Or perhaps this might be a bit of an exaggeration.
In short summary, it appears John & Catherine left North River Cross Roads in North Rustico & traveled up the river by canoe in the early 1830's and settled in the area of Goff's Bridge the first year, then moved up the river the next year to the mouth of Mary's Creek, known as Lot 10. There they settled - perhaps - naming it West Devon. The notes kind of get a little confusing here as they seem to conflict a little bit - but it seems it was a large farm with the house being on one part of it. "Some years later" John traded the half the farm with the house to a ship builder named Mr Miller of Springfield for part or all of his farm in Springfield, and left the remaining portion of the West Devon farm with his son Edward. The house that was originally traded was later moved up on the other part of the original farm that had been left with Edward by Mrs Mary Trednick [dau of Joseph, granddaughter of John who had come into possession of it. That same house somehow ended up in the owner ship of John MacLean in 1977 who was John's granddaughter Elizabeth's grandson- that farm being off Ashton Rd - if I am understanding it correctly. Unfortunately I have no details on dates or land records or anything of the sort - If anyone does I would be most grateful if they were shared with me.
So - that now places John & Catherine in Springfield, but as to when they first arrived there - I do not know except to say from the census records it was after 1861 & before 1881. John & Catherine's Springfield Farm was said to be willed to her grandson James upon her death, however I have not seen, nor do I have a transcription of her will. James's son Albert, still lived on that farm in Aug of 1977.
It is further said in Alice's notes that "Before his death, John provided each of his 10 children with farms, and the 1880 Atlas shows farms for all his family." Again, the compiler has not seen deeds to confirm these lands were actually conveyed by John to his family - but I would like to. "In Lot 7, George Moorshead - 53 and 3/4 acres, Nicholas Moorshead 53 and 3/4 acres; Lot 8: John Moorshead 50 acres, Benjamin Kane (Sophia) 50 acres, Nicholas Moorshead 50 acres in Knutsford, in Lot 8 George Moorshead 50 acres, Nicholas Moreshead 50 acres, John Moorshead 100 acres, Lot 10 Edward Moorshead 98 acres [Ashton Rd 1877 owned by John MacLean], also a woodlot of 365 acres in the Percival River area Lot 10. Joseph Moorshead 50 acres in West Devon and 115 acres by the Trout River on the Moorshead Rd, William Vincent (Elizabeth) 50 acres in Lot 10; in Lot 9 Brae, Laughlin MacLean (Mary) 88 1/2 acres. Dr. James Shaw (Catherine) 46 acres in Lot 6 - this property is still in the Shaw name . Lots 4 & 5 have two lots of Land in Alberton in Edward's name. "
The following quote is from notes that were given to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk by J. Watson McNaught, as they were given by his father, Robert McNaught who was born in the early 1870's, the husband of Emily Laura Moreshead, dau of John Moreshead & Mary Ann Vincent. Robert was said to have & had an excellent memory. He possibly knew Catherine, and definitely knew her children & grandchildren.
"Back about the year 1830, a young man by the name of John Moreshead of North River, PEI, placed his wife and infant son and the few effects that they possessed in a canoe at Rustico, and taking the advice of Horace Greely-- go west young man go west -- launched forth to seek a home in the western part of the island. He skirted the shores of Cavendish and New London, paddling across the Malpeque Bay and Richmond Bay, then up through the narrows -- passed the Block Banks, rounded Lot 6 Point and proceeded up to Township No. 10.
The first winter he stayed at what is now known as Goff's Bridge. The following spring he moved up the river to the mouth of Mary's Creek. Here he settled on a point of land, and began carrying out a home in the wilderness. For the first year his wife did not see the face of a white woman. Here he remained for a number of years and by a strange coincidence the farm is still in the possession of a great-grandson, Milton MacLean (now deceased) whose wife, nee Bertha Laguffe, is also a great great granddaughter of the same man." The 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, state:
"In about 1977 John McLean lived on the original Moreshead Farm in West Devon. [The road leading to this farm is Ashton Rd] The house he lived in was "part of the original ship-building house, which was hauled from Mary's Creek to where it now stands. The laths in the house are hand split, so it was built before laths were machine-made. The date when it was built is unknown, but it is most likely 150 years old. When Percy Tredenick bought part of the farm that the first settler John Moorshed, traded with Mr. Miller (the ship builder), Mrs. Mary Tredenick [dau of Joseph, granddaughter of John] hauled the house up the river and remodeled it, building some on it. When Huber MacLean ([Johnny's grandfather) bought it, he added a bathroom, and it was the first house in West Devon to have a bathroom & running water. I [Alice] well recall the gasoline engine that provided the power."
The Last Will & Testament of John Moorshead of O'Leary Road Settlement Township No. Eight Prince Co. PE Island, Farmer.
"First, I Will and Bequeath to my grandson James Moorshead the sum of ten dollars to be paid at my death.
Secondly, I Will and Bequeath to my nine children - William, John, George, Joseph, Edward, Sophia Jane, Elizabeth, Catherine Caroline and Nicholas the sum of one dollar each.
Thirdly, I Will and Bequeath to my wife Catherine for her sole use and benefit my farm consisting of fifty acres of freehold land a little more or less and being situated on the south side of the O'Leary Road in Township No. 8 together will all appurtenances, stock, farming implements and everything pertaining thereto provided that the summs irreviousky mentioned in this will together with all my just debts be paid therefrom-
Fourthly, I hereby appoint my wife Catherine the Sole Executrix to the My Last Will and Testament.
Signed Sealed & Delivered This Twenty Second Day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Four. [signed] John X Moorshead, Winesses James Mattex, John Keir Ramsay"
Proven in Probate Court 48th Vic- A.D. - Feb 4 1885
Children of John Moreshead & Catherine Cummings
1. William Morshead b. 1830
2. John Mooreshead b. 1833
3. Mary Morshead b. 1835
4. Nicholas Mooreshead b. 1837
5. George Moreshed b. 1839-1840
6. Elizabeth Moreshed b. 1842
7. Edward Moreshed b. 1843I
8. Joseph Moreshed b. 1847
9. Catherine Caroline Morshed b. 1849
10. Sophia Jane Moreshed b. 1852
1. William Morshead was born on Nov 7 1830 in North River, and was baptized on Sep 8 1832 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul’s church in Charlottetown[iv]. He died Jan 1 1902 at the age of 79 according to his grave stone in United Cemetery, West Devon, PEI. His wife Margaret [McLean[v]] died Aug 1 1862, age 36, according to the same grave stone as William. Alice's notes indicate she died Aug 11 and that she was the third daughter of John MacLean of Brae, Lot 9, and they were married at St Eleanors on Jan 9 1856 as it was recorded in the Islander [newspaper] Jan 18 1856. William who married 2nd Widow Sophia (Williams) Cornish.
He was able to be found on in 1861, 1891 & 1901, but I was unable to find him in 1881 with children listed. The census notes for him are here[vi].
William Moreshead & Margaret McLean had:
i. John Nelson Moreshead b. about July 10 1860, bpt Sep 2 1860 by J. Butcher in United Church O’Leary book 1 pg 27, son of William “Moreshade” & Margaret[vii]. He died Oct 2 1861 aged 15 months – marked with his parents
ii. Jennie Moreshead m: ______ Sprague, and had a family[viii]
iii. Mary Annie Moreshead m: John Mac Dougall. They had 12 children[ix]. Only 3 are known to the compiler: Charlie MacDougall- lived in O'Leary[x]; Bliss MacDougall lived in O'Leary[xi]; Minnie MacDougal b. 1881 d. Apr 28 1901 Boston, MA[xii]; Most of the daughters are said to have lived in the USA[xiii]
William Moreshead & Sophia (Williams) Cornish had:
iv. Thomas Edward Moreshade b. Apr 5 1864 bpt Jul 3 1864 by J. Butcher at the United Church in O’Leary, son of William Moreshade & Sophia Book 1 pg 47[xiv].
v. Charlotte McNaught Moreshead b. Aug 8 1865 bpt Feb 3 1866 by I. Ashley in United Church in O’Leary dau of Wm & Sophia[xv]
vi. Alexander “James” Moreshead b. Jan 18 1871 bpt Jun 7 1873 by J.G. Yelland at United Church in O’Leary, son of William Moreshead & Sophia Williams, Book 1 pg 74[xvi]. James married Almeda/Alma Adams on July 30 1902by W.H. Smith[xvii] They are both buried in Bethel Cemetery. The grave states James b. Jan 18 1871 d. Jun 15 1951. Almeda d. April 11, 1966 a87. Children: George Raymond Moreshead b. Dec 26 1902, bp Mar 9 1903 by D. MacLean at the United Church in O'Leary, book 2[xviii] m: Jennie Ladner[xix]; Waldo Bernard Moreshead b. May 8 1904 in Springfield Lot 8, bpt Aug 14 1904 by D. MacLean at the United Church in O'Leary Bk 2[xx] m: Elsie MacFarlane[xxi]; Margaret Hazel Moreshead b. Dec 25 1905, bpt Aug 15 1908 by A.D. McLeod at United Church West Cape bk 1 pg 175[xxii] d. before 1987[xxiii];Lila Belle Moreshead b. Aug 6 1907, bpt Aug 15 1908 by A.D. McLeod at the United Church in West Cape bk 1 pg 175[xxiv] m: Richard Noyes Ingles[xxv]; Arthur James Moreshead b. Apr 6 1909, bp Apr 22 1914 by G.A. Sellar at the United Church at West Cape[xxvi]. He married & had children[xxvii]; Albert Lloyd Moreshead b. Feb 10 1911, bp Apr 22 1914 by G.A. Sellar at the United Church on West Cape, Bk 1 pg 188[xxviii], never married, lived on the original homestead in Springfield. He died Sept 6 1997 according to his grave in Bethel Cemetery; Jennie May Moreshead b. May 4 1913, bp Apr 22 1914 by G.A. Sellar at the United Church at West Cape Bk 1 pg 188[xxix]. He married & had children[xxx]
2. John Mooreshead was born on June 24 1833 in Lot 32, and was baptized on Mar 19 1834 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown[xxxi]. see previous blog
3. Mary Morshead was born in Jul 27 1835 in Lot 32, PEI and was baptized on Aug 20 1835 by L.C. Jenkins at St Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, PEI[xxxii]. "Mary- married Laughlin MacLean of Brae, Lot 9.[xxxiii], son of John Alexander McLean & brother of Margaret who married William above[xxxiv]. This marriage is also said to be noted in the Islander, page 2 Nov 16 1855. She died in 1907.
Laughlin McLean & Mary Moreshead had the following children in no particular:
i. William M. McLean b. Feb 1861 m: Katherine Burnett in Wellsley, Ma on Nov 28 1883[xxxv] She was b. Jul 1860. They settled in Wellsley, MA and can be found there on the censusesfor at least 1900, 1910 & 1920. See the 1900 Census for the following children & dates, one unknown child has died by 1900. Children: Elizabeth McLean b. Apr 1887 in MA; Walter McLean b. May 1889 in MA; Mary Esther McLean b. Oct 1895 in MA; Edith McLean b. Sep Sep 1892 in MA
ii. Albert McLean m: Miss McDonald & settled in Lot 8, Children: Russell McLean, Melville McLean, Leslie McLean, May McLean & Bessie McLean [xxxvi]
iii. Alexander McLean m: Margaret Morrison of Lot 8, lived in Coleman, PEI & later removed from PEI. Children: Viola McLean, Harry McLean, Mary McLean, Laughlin McLean, John McLean, Margaret McLean, Heber McLean, Amos McLean, Ruby McLean, & Elizabeth McLean [xxxvii]
iv. James J. McLean b. Jun 1873 m: Edith E. Rollins b. Dec 1876 Bath, ME in Plymouth, NH on Jan 1 1895[xxxviii]. Resided in Bangor, Maine on the 1900 US Census[xxxix] & in Boston 1910[xl]. Removed to Western Canada[xli] Children: Edwin Laughlin McLean b. Jul 26 1895 in Lincoln, NH[xlii].
v. Charlotte McLean b. Apr 1868 m: James Harvey Allen b. Nov 1856 on Oct 3 1887 in Newton, MA[xliii]. They lived in Brookline, MA on the 1900, 1910 & 1920 US Censuses[xliv]. 1920 shows he imm 1885 & was naturalized & she imm. 1887 and was also. See the censuses for children: Amelia Jane "Millie" Allen b. Feb 1888 in Massachusetts m: Harry Manford Mosher on Apr 18 1916 in Brookline, Ma[xlv]; Mary Allen b. Oct 1889 in Massachusetts m: Harry E. Graham b. 1884 Maine per 1920 Census; Eva Allen b. Jun 1892 in Massachusetts, unmarried per 1920 Census
vi. Mary Jane McLean m: Mr MacMeekin Children: Elizabeth MacMeekin; Jane MacMeekin; Walter MacMeekin; Alton MacMeekin; Robert MacMeekin[xlvi]
vii. Sarah McLean b. 1882 m: David Van Iderstine b. 1880. They were in Wellsley Hills, MA with the following children in 1920. In 1900 she was unmarried & living with her brother William. Children: Wendell Van Iderstine b. 1903 in MA; Edith Van Iderstine b. 1906 in MA; David Van Iderstine b. 1909 in MA; Richard Van Iderstine b. 1914 in MA
viii. Zilpha McLean m: Dougald MacFadyen & settled in Brae. Children: Mary MacFadyen; William MacFadyen; Dougald MacFadyen; Angus MacFadyen [xlvii]
ix. Amos McLean m: Ellen Bryanton, dau of Benjamin Bryanton of Milo & settled in Milo. Children: Elizabeth McLean; Coletta McLean; Laura McLean; Dorothy McLean; Harvey McLean; Elmer McLean; Charles McLean [xlviii].
4. Nicholas Mooreshead - was born on 12 Aug 1837 in Cascumpeque, and was baptized Feb 18 1840 by A.V.G. Wiggins at the Church of England in Richmond[xlix]. Nicholas married Rachel Vincent of West Devon[l], daughter of Robert Charles Vincent and Mary Haywood, born Dec 17 1833. He died in Nov 3 1907 age 70. She died May 13, 1899 age 65 and is buried in Knutsford Cemetery, O'Leary Rd PEI. Nicholas was found on the 1861, 1881 & 1891 Canadian Census Records[li].
Nicholas Moreshead & Rachel Vincent had:
i. Catherine "Gertrude" Moreshade, b. Nov 26 1859 bpt Feb 5 1860 by John Butcher at the United Church in O’Leary Book 1 pg 23 dau of Nicholas Moreshade & Rachel[lii]. Alice's notes state that she married ________ Gillcash of O'Leary, and they had a daughter who married a school teacher and photographer,named Martin Griffin[liii]. However, it there is a discrepancy here, as PEI Records and Archives show Caroline Moreshead had children with & therefore presumably married Martin Griffin. That Caroline Moreshead is Gertrude's sister. Children found in the PEI Records & Archives: Robert Lorn Gilcash b. Jul 7 1903 bpt Dec 8 1905 at Glenwood; Carrie Myrtle "Kilcash" b. Oct 22 1897 bpt Jul 2 1898 at West Point; Aneas Gilcash b. Mar 11 1901 bpt Sep 17 1901 in Glenwood
ii. Mary Elizabeth “Eliza” Moreshead b. Aug 31 1861 bpt May 15 1862 by J Butcher in United Church in O’Leary dau of Nicholes & Rachel Book 1 pg 35[liv]
iii. Melinda Moreshade b. Jan 2 1864 bpt Feb 16 1864 by J. Butcher at the United Church in O’Leary dau of Nicholas Moreshade & Rachel Book 1 pg 45[lv] m: Archie Campbell on Jan 19 1887[lvi]. Children: Minnie Heffel Campbell b. b. Aug 18 1903 bpt Oct 31 1903[lvii]; George Campbell married Jane Lidstone[lviii]; Archibald Gunn Campbell b. Jun 29 1901 bpt Jan 7 1902[lix] m: Edith MacKay[lx]; Henry Alford Campbell b. Jul 14 1894 bpt Jun 15 1896[lxi]; William Cambell b. Nov 7 1887 bpt Sep 26 1888[lxii] m: Adeline Boyles'
iv. Alfred McWilliams Moreshead b. Aug 12 1865 bpt Aug 5 1866, by James I Rice at the United Church in O’leary son of Nicholas Moreshead & Rachel [lxiii]. He married Margaret "Maggie Jane" Cummings on Feb 13 1889[lxiv]. He died on April 6, 1966. They are buried in Knutsford Cemetery. Children: Sadie Moreshead, the oldest of the family, married Edgar Harris; Johnnie Moreshead (twin) b. a1893. He married Jessie Dalton, widow of Alfred Dalton, on Sept 15, 1943. He died Sept 17, 1960 in Knutsford, having lived in Fredericton, NB for some years. His widow Jessie Moreshead, was still living in 1987. He was buried in Knutsford Cemetery; Willie Moreshead (twin) b. a1893. He never married; died May 4, 1943 at age 50 years. He was buried in Knutsford Cemetery; Ruby Moreshead never married; died April 1 1909.[lxv]
v. Isabella Jane Moreshead b. Oct 17 1867 bpt Mar 27 1868 by James Rice , dau of Nicholas Moreshead & Rachael at the United Church O’Leary Book 1 pg 67[lxvi]. She married Phillip H. Abbot b. Feb 1864 likely in MA a1888, but a record was not found in Massachusetts or PEI[lxvii]. She immigrated in 1888 and was naturalized according to the 1920 US Census. Children: Alice Frances Abbott b. Nov 5 1888 in Hyde Park[lxviii] d. young? ; Harold P. Abbott b. Dec 3 1889[lxix] ; Lillian Elizabeth Abbott Apr 2 1893 in Hyde Park[lxx] m: in May 17 1915 Frederick H. Vackert a41 2ndm wid.b. Boston son of Henry Vackert & Elizabeth Stockel -via FS indexed the 2nd half of it & appears to be missing the first half of the page, but if you click the image before it comes up. He had a son who lived with Phillip & Isabelle in 1920: Lillian & Fred lived in Boston as late as 1940 ; Bertha Rachel Abbot b. Jan 8 1895 in Hyde Park[lxxi] m: William S. Wilcox on Jan 17 1917 in Boston, MA[lxxii]. She died Sep 20 1918 in Royalston, MA[lxxiii] ; Charles Stacy Abbott b. May 11 1897 in Hyde Park[lxxiv] m: Ann C. (Decastor) Hardy on May 17 1937 in Nashua, NH[lxxv] ; George Nichols Abbot b. Jun 2 1891 in Hyde Park, MA[lxxvi] ; Elsie S./Eleanor Abbot Feb 14 1899 in Hyde Park, MA[lxxvii] Robert H. Abbot Mar 21 1900 in Seaview, MA[lxxviii] ; Phyllis Isabelle Abbott b. Sep 2 1902 in Walpole, MA[lxxix] ; Alice Frances Abbott b. a1905[lxxx] m: Charles B. Kellogg Jul 3 1930 in Keene, NH[lxxxi] ; Edward Franklin Abbot b.Jun 2 1907 in Franklin, MA[lxxxii] ; Jennie Moreshead Abbott b. Mar 20 1910 in Franklin, MA[lxxxiii] Moses Bill Jun 22 1932 in Hanover, NH[lxxxiv] ; Dorothy Marion Abbott b. Oct 30 1912 in Royalston, MA[lxxxv]
vi. Selina F. Moreshead b. Feb 1870-1 [lxxxvi] m: Oct 23 1895 in Hyde Park, MA to George T. Sherman, son of Adolphus Sherman & Mary A. (Goodrich)[lxxxvii] Seems she may have died between 1930-35, given the lack of census found for her in 1940. Children: Albert L. Sherman b. Apr 1898 MA[lxxxviii] ; Ethel B./V. Sherman b. a1901 MA[lxxxix] ; Chester A. Sherman b. a1903 MA[xc]
vii. Robt "Ben" Benjamin Vincent Moreshead b. Mar 7 1873 bpt Jul 6 1873 by J.G. Yelland at the United Church in O’Leary son of Nicholas Moreshead & Rachel Book 1 pg 74[xci]. Ben married Susan Boyles of Freetown. He died Jun 8, 1936[xcii]. Children: Joan Moreshead ; Child Moreshead ,died young[xciii] ; Child Moreshead, died young[xciv].
viii. Carrie May Morshead b. Apr 22 1876 bpt Aug 12 1876 by T. Sabine at the United Church in O’Leary dau of Nicholas Morshead & Rachel Book 1 pg 87[xcv] She married Martin Griffin Oct 12 1891 in Boston, MA[xcvi]. They married in US, but then moved back to Canada for many years & came to back to the US in the 1920's appearing on the 1930 US Census in Berlin, MA[xcvii]. Children: Mary Rachel Griffin b. Sep 1893 bpt Jul 2 1894 by A. E. Burke in St. Mark's Church in Burton, PEI Book 1 pg 63[xcviii] ; Geneva Gertrude Griffin b. Dec 31 1899, bpt Mar 25 1900 by F.X. Gallant in St.Anthony Parish, Bloomfield, PEI Book 2 pg 5[xcix] ; Martin Gabriel Griffin b. May 18 1902 bpt Jun 7 1902 by A.E. Burke at St. Mark's Church in Burton, PEI Book 1 pg 104[c] ; Adelaide Lavinia Griffin b. May 20 1904 bpt Jun 19 1904 by F.X. Gallant at St. Anthony Parish in Bloomfield, PEI Record Book 2 pg 67[ci] ; Maria Beatrice Griffin b. 1907 [index says 1909?] bpt Mar 8 1908 by F.X. Gallant in St. Anthony Parish, Bloomfield, PEI Book 2 pg 128[cii] ; Jean Nicolas Erskin Griffin b. Jun 2 1912 bpt Jun 30 1912 by F.X. Gallant at St.Anthony's Parish in Bloomfeld Book 2 pg 195[ciii] ; Eunice Caroline Griffin b. Apr 12 1914 bpt Oct 25 1914 by F.X. Gallant at St. Anthony Parish Book 2 pg 233[civ] ; Zaheyla Agatha Griffin b. Dec 15 1916, bpt Jul 11 1920 by A. Leo Harrell at St.Mary's Church in Brae Book 2 pg 85[cv]
5. George Moreshed was born Oct 22 1839/1840[cvi]. He died in 1923 in Sydney NS a84[cvii]. He is recorded in Lot 7 1881 age 40, 1891 age 53, 1901 age 62. Abigail died on 29 Jul 1877. George first married Abigail Moe Williams [MacWilliams], 2nd Mary-Ann O'Brien, 3rd Mary Burns.[cviii] Abigail (MacWilliams) Moreshead died Jul 1877 a29[cix]
George & Abigail [MacWilliams] had:
i. Robert Scott Moreshead b. Oct 7 1874 bp Mar 1 1875[cx] d. 1878 3y6m[cxi]
ii. George Moreshead d. 1880 a3y[cxii]
iii. Hazel Moreshead d. at 6 1/2 yrs but no year listed??[cxiii]
George & Mary Ann [O'Brien] had:
iv. Daniel Moreshead b. a1869 per 1881 census, Lot 7 with father & Mary m: Bertha Gorrill[cxiv].They had 6 children, moved to Sydney, NS a1902, Daniel d. in1920 a52[cxv] Children: Eleanor Moreshead b. Sep 29 1899[cxvi], Melvin Roy Moreshead b. Feb 2 1894, bp May 20 1894, son of Daniel & "Bertie"[cxvii] ; Mary Abigail Moreshead b. Oct 1895[cxviii] ; Those 3 born on PEI - other 3 children unknown[cxix]
v. Lamuel Moreshead b. a1870 per 1881 census, Lot 7 with father & Mary
vi. John Moreshead b. a1872 per 1881 census, Lot 7 with father & Mary
6. Elizabeth Moreshed was born on May 30 1842 according to the 1901 Canadian Census[cxx]. Alice Grant mentions bible records courtesy of Albert Lloyd Moreshead, son of James, who was the son of Elizabeth's brother William. I also have a set of notes that indicate they are from the bible of Joseph, son of John & Catherine, but they specifically say that they appear to be written all at once after the fact. Those notes say she was born May 30 1945. I'm not really sure if these are from the same bible Alice is talking about or not. It seems there may have been a few bibles. Sophia was said to be given John & Catherine's when she married. Anyway, regardless of all that, it seems the best record & date for Elizabeth's birth is May 30 1842 from the census & the year is confirmed by the grave marker.
Further confusing things is a letter from Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain dated 8-18-1907 supposedly copied verbatim from a letter originally given to her dau Helen Johnson from Sophia, and then passed on to Anna, Helen's sister, and finally to Mary Silliker. The copy I have reads:
“Dear Anna: - I am copying this just as mother sent it to me. –Helen”
“My father’s name was John Moreshead. He was born in England in a place called Cornwall county Lue and came to this Island [PEI] when he was 12 years old. His father’s name was Nicholas Moreshead. He also was born in England. My grandmother’s name was Elizabeth Hicks and she was born in England.
My mother’s father was William Cummings. He was born in England. He came to Newfoundland and married Mary Eddie. My mother’s name was Catherine Cummings and she was born in Newfoundland and, with her father and mother, came to PEI when she was 9 years old.
Father had five brothers: Daniel, Edward, Joseph, George and Nicholas. He had four sisters. They are all dead now but two sisters. Father was 79 years old when he died; mother was 95.
I had six brothers: William, John, George, Nicholas, Edward and Joseph, and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Catherine. William, John, Nicholas and Mary are dead.”
It seems to me the "2" has likely been transcribed as a word incorrectly and it probably said "3", Mary [comma] Elizabeth and Catherine". This letter would have been written while Elizabeth was alive and no one just "forgets" a sister. It has always been a long standing family tradition that 2 daughters & 1 son of the same Vincent Family, married 2 sons & 1 daughter of the same Moreshead Family.
Elizabeth married William John Vincent[cxxi] son of Robert Charles Vincent and Mary Haywood of Tignish on Oct 15 1862 Bible Christian Church, West Devon who was born Mar 11 (no year - 1839?) in New London, PEI, bpt July 14, 1839 by Wiggins at the St. Marks Anglican in Kensington bk 2 pg 36[cxxii].
She died Oct 26, 1931 in O'Leary, age 89 and leaving 2 sons & 6 daughters. She was buried in W Devon United Cemetery, and her grave states Elizabeth Moreshead 1842-1931. His dates appear on the grace as 1839-1885. He died Nov 3, 1885 in a very bad mill accident.
Daily Examiner, Nov. 6, 1885, p. 2:
"A fatal boiler explosion occurred at Vincent's Mill, West Devon, Lot 10, on Tuesday morning the 3rd instant, by which a young man named Lynch, was instantly killed and the owner of the mill, William Vincent, received injuries from which he has since died. What can be learned of the dreadful accident is as follows: Lynch was an inexperienced hand and undertook to run the engine. It is supposed that he had a heavy fire under the boiler, and that the boiler then only contained a small quantity of water. When it became heated he commenced to pour cold water into it. This caused a terrible explosion. The mill was completely demolished and Lynch's body was massed into jelly, becoming totally unrecognizable.
Mr. Vincent's shoulder, arm, upper and lower jaws were broken, and his skull was badly fractured. He only lived a short time after the accident. Two of Mr. Vincent's sons and another boy just left the mill about two minutes before the explosion occurred. They had a narrow escape, as the splinters of the mill flew around them in all directions. Had they been in the mill they would all have been killed.
Two pieces of the boiler, weighing upward of 400 pounds, were carried 400 yards from the site of the mill. The explosion is the worst that ever took place in the west end of the Island."
Elizabeth Moreshead & William John Vincent had:
i. Emmeline Catherine Vincent b. 1863[cxxiii] m: William LaGuff b. 1858[cxxiv]. He might have died before 1901[cxxv]. Children: William Robert Burness LaGuff[cxxvi] b. Sept 4 1881 bp Sep 17 1881 in O'Leary United, O'Leary, PEI bk1 pg97[cxxvii] m: Gertrude Goff[cxxviii] ; Harry LaGuff b. 1891[cxxix] ; Margaret Elizabeth LaGuff[cxxx] m: William Culleton - They had: Frank Garland Culleton b. Oct 7 1912 bpt Mar 12 1914[cxxxi] ; Harriet Jean Culleton b. May 17 1915 bp Jun 19 1915[cxxxii] ; Margaret Ruth Culleton b. Dec 11 1917 bp Aug 11 1918[cxxxiii]
ii. Mary Haywood Vincent b. May 10 1864[cxxxiv] m: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856[cxxxv]. Children: James Graham b. Dec 12 1882[cxxxvi] ; Herbert Graham b. Oct 17 1884[cxxxvii] ; William Graham b. Oct 14 1886[cxxxviii] ; Della Graham b. Nov 16 1892[cxxxix] ; Mary Graham b. Nov 1 1895[cxl] ; Hortense Graham b. 1901[cxli] m Preston Sellick[cxlii] ; Margaret [Elsie?] Graham[cxliii] m: Frank Oliver[cxliv] ; Samuel Graham[cxlv] m: Mary Lidstone & Olga Tuplin[cxlvi]
iii. Elizabeth Adella "Delle" Vincent b: Feb 17 1867, bp Jun 23 1867 by J. Rice in United Church, O'Leary Bk 1 pg 62[cxlvii]. m: John Higgins[cxlviii]
iv. Sophia Jane "Jennie" Vincent b. 1869[cxlix] m: Samuel Jenkins[cl]
v. Henry A. Vincent b. 1871[cli].
vi. William Robert Enoch Vincent b. Sept 15 1873 bpt Oct 26 1873 son of William John by J.G. Yelland United Church O'Leary bk 1 pg 75[clii] m: Laura Goff. Children: Reginald Vincent b. May 1898 [cliii], married but not sure to who, was a United Church Minister, drowned saving the life of a child[cliv]. ; John "Alton" Vincent b. Dec 1901[clv], married but not sure to who. Was studying to be a doctor but when his brother drowned, he decided to be a minister[clvi].; Hallet Raymond Vincent b. Aug 1906 [clvii] m: Minnie Jordan[clviii] ; Margaret Vincent (was adopted[clix]) m: Fred Woods[clx]
vii. Leonora "Lona" Adeline Vincent b. Nov 13 1875, bpt Mar 26 1876 by Hohn J. Yelland United Church, O'Leary bk 1 pg 82[clxi] m: George Bernard[clxii]
viii. Loretta V. "Lottie" Vincent m: William MacNeill She was b. Sep 5 1879 & he was b. Apr 8 1869[clxiii]. Children: Willard MacNeil b. Dec 10 1899[clxiv]- drowned in US[clxv] ; Otis MacNeil b. 1901[clxvi] married but not sure who, d before 1987[clxvii] ; Claude MacNeil b. 1903 [clxviii] m: Lila MacDonald d. before 1987[clxix] ; Minerva MacNeil b. 1905[clxx] ; Oscar MacNeil b. 1908[clxxi] m: Edna Palmer[clxxii] ; Dorothy MacNeil b. 1913[clxxiii] m: Jack Foley[clxxiv] ; Edwin MacNeil b. 1915[clxxv] m: Mary Moreshead, who was Hut's adopted daughter[clxxvi] ; Pearle MacNeil b. 1917[clxxvii] m: Cleveland MacPhee[clxxviii] ; Eric MacNeil b.1920[clxxix] m: Wanda MacNevin[clxxx]
ix. Margaret Lorenda May "Lin" Vincent b. Feb 1 1881 bpt Oct 31 1881 by W. Bryenton United Church O'Leary bk 1 pg 97[clxxxi]. m: ______Fairweather[clxxxii]
x. Johnnie Vincent b. 1884[clxxxiii] d. 1902[clxxxiv]
7. Robert Edward Moreshed was born on Jun 19 43 in West Devon, PEI[clxxxv]. He died on Dec 18 1917 & is buried in W Devon United Cemetery. Edward married Eliza Ann Tredenick & raised a large family[clxxxvi]. Eliza was born in 1848, died in 1929 & was buried in W Devon United Cemetery. She was the sister of Percy who married Mary Moreshead[clxxxvii]. Census notes for his family[clxxxviii]
Robert Edward Moreshead & Eliza Ann Tredenick had:
i. Elizabeth Ann Edith Moreshead b. Nov 14 1874 bpt Sep 25 1875 in West Devon [clxxxix]. She married Heber James MacLean, son of John McLean. She died Jan 5 1918 in Boston, MA of Lobar pneumonia, buried in Fairview Cemetery[cxc]. He died in West Devon Sep 12 1945 & his grave is marked in West Devon United Cemetery. They married in Hyde Park, Ma Feb 15 1896[cxci] 1900 He is a boarder in Peabody, MA; 1910 in Bridgewater, MA; 1920 Boston he is a widow with his 6 children; & 1940 lives with his daughter & son-in-law John Reilly. Children: Milton James MacLean b. Apr 18 1897 in Peabody, MA[cxcii] m: Berth LaGuff[cxciii] after 1920, b. May 4 1916.He d. Dec 1965 in West Devon, PEI[cxciv] ; Aston Bryon MacLean b. Oct 21 1899 in Coleman m: Hazel Grey of US[cxcv] after 1920. Hazel predeceased him and Aston d. Dec 23 1963[cxcvi] ; Stella E. MacLean b. Feb 1 1900 in Coleman m: Henry Budkus of US[cxcvii] after 1920. She d. in her 30's & left 3 children[cxcviii]. ; Beulah May "Molly" MacLean b. Jun 21 1907 in Bridgewater, MA[cxcix] m: John H. Reilly per the 1940 Census in Boston, MA where her father lives with them. ; George Elmer MacLean b. Nov 2 1909 in Bridgewater, MA[cc]; d. Oct 21 1930[cci] ; Gladys Marietta MacLean b. Sept 9 1901 in Coleman[ccii] m: Edward H. Jirak on May 24 1943 in Los Angeles, CA[cciii]
ii. John "Amon" Moreshead b. Jun 1870 m: Minnie G. Beer of Brae on June 24 1891[cciv]. 1900 they are in Boston, Prct 9, she was b. Oct 1873. 1910 also Boston & 1920 in Dedham, MA. Children: Florence "Flossie" A. Moreshead b. Nov 1891 in Canada m: Bernard Ruggles[ccv] ; Ethel Messina Moreshead b. Aug 1893 in Canada m: Llewllyn Wright Jordan[ccvi] ; George Warren Moreshead b. Jul 19 1895 in MA[ccvii] ; Olive R. Moreshead b. Apr 1897 in MA ; Edwin Harold/Edward H. Moreshead b. Oct 1898 in MA[ccviii] d. Feb 5 1904- view document, indexed incorrectly[ccix] ; Gladys Pearl Moreshead b. Jul 13 1900[ccx] in ME m: Walter Faust[ccxi] ; Charles Russell Moreshead b. Apr 15 1909 in MA[ccxii] in 1930 he lives with his parents in Dedham, MA ; Dorothy "Dolly" Grace Moreshead b. Oct 24, 1911 in MA[ccxiii] m: Leo Stoddard[ccxiv] after 1930 as at that time she still lives with her parents in Dedham, MA ; Marion Edis Moreshead b. Aug 25 1914 in MA[ccxv] m: Edward Schaffer[ccxvi] after 1930 as at that time she still lives with her parents in Dedham, MA ; Beatrice Emmeline Moreshead b. Oct 21 1916 in MA[ccxvii] m: Carl Stoddard[ccxviii] after 1930 as at that time she still lives with her parents in Dedham, MA
iii. Fredric Ernest Moreshead b. Apr 12 1880 bpt Oct 13 1882 in O'Leary[ccxix] m: Sadie Bosselman Oct 13 1903 in Boston, MA[ccxx] 1910 they are in Boston, Ma Ward 23 with Roy. WWII Registration he is in Roxbury, MA, Naturalization Petition Records, Jan 5 1924, Did not find the family on censuses for 1920 or 1930. In 1940 Fred is living in Boston. Children: Roy Moreshead b. a1906 ; Ralph Ernest Moreshead b. May 5 1913 in Boston, Ma[ccxxi] ; Ellenor Moreshead b. Oct 27 1915 d. Nov 5 1915 a0 in Boston, Ma[ccxxii] ; Edna Moreshead m: ___ Nyland of FL[ccxxiii] No records were found to confirm parentage ; Elsie Moreshead of Dedham, MA[ccxxiv] No records were found to confirm parentage
iv. Albert Edward Moreshead b. Jan 27 1881[ccxxv] - "Married in US -Very strong & healthy man but he died in the Influenza Epidemic of 1918"[ccxxvi] Registered for WWI Sep 12 1918, he was an Iceman for Boston Ice, Co., names Mrs Edward Moreshead of West Devon as nearest relative, doesn't state if married or single[ccxxvii]
v. William Charles Leslie Moreshead - b. Mar 16 1887 d. Apr 17 1966 m: Eva Bell Dignan of Feb 1 1921 at Alberton by Rev. W.S. Godfrey. Two daughters b. 1925 & 1930[ccxxviii].
vi. George Elmer Moreshead b. May 5 1891 d. Oct 6 1891[ccxxix]. He never married & moved out west as a young man came back once for a short visit in 1925[ccxxx]. Lived in Vancouver, B.B. & died at a77 on Apr 7 1969 at Mountainview Cemetery, Vancouver, B.C[ccxxxi].
vii. David Stanley Crozier Moreshead b. Jan 13 1894 bpt Mar 13 1894[ccxxxii]. He died of Spinal Meningitis on Sep 6 1905 & was buried in West Devon Sep 8 1905[ccxxxiii].
viii. Mary Louisa Moreshead b. Dec 31 1872 bpt Aug 29 1874[ccxxxiv] m: Malcom Shaw of DeSable on Feb 28 1894[ccxxxv]. The lived in Rochester, NH during 1910 & 1920 Censuses. Malcom died Sep 28 1922 in Rochester, NH, a66y7m20d b. Feb 8 1856, Blacksmith, "was accidentally hit by locomotive engine, fracture of skull and multiple fractures", son of Frank Shaw & Mary O'Neil of PEI[ccxxxvi]. Children: Mabel Ellevi Shaw b. Jul 2 1894 in Brae, PEI, bpt May 16 1895in O'Leary[ccxxxvii] d. bef 1910 ; Roy Shaw b. Aug 23 1895[ccxxxviii] in Canada per 1910 Census d. Oct 1987 in Strafford, NH[ccxxxix].Lived in Rochester in 1930 (alone) & in 1940 he is married to Isabella_______ & has 2 children.
ix. Laura Mae Moreshead b. 1874 m: Alexander Erwin Johnston on Nov 24 1897[ccxl]. She d.1899[ccxli] Children: Ida May Johnston b. 1898 m: W. Brewer Johnston[ccxlii]
x. Joanna "Josie" Moreshead m: R. Bruce Barlow & she died at 29y, after childbirth[ccxliii]. Children: Willina Barlow m1st: Stone m2nd: Elijah B. Wilson on Feb 15 1935 in Wood, Ohio[ccxliv] ; Marie Barlow - Lived in US[ccxlv]; Sterling Barlow - removed to western Canada[ccxlvi]
xi. Lorena Empress Moreshead b. Mar 16 1889 in West Devon, bp Oct 6 1891 in Alberton[ccxlvii] m: Anthony Messina who was a tailor. After he died she continued the family business in Ayer, MA[ccxlviii] Children: 1 Messina daughter b. a1927[ccxlix]
xii. Elsie May Moreshead b. Jul 15 1900 bpt Jan 26 1901[ccl] m: George Albert Leard (1897-1976) on Nov 24 1919[ccli]. They had 4 children born in the 1920-30's[cclii]
xiii. Sarah May Morshead b. Sep 1 1878, bp Oct 23 1878 in O'Leary, PEI[ccliii]
xvi. Robert Cummings Mooreshed b. Jun 23 1881 bp Oct 13 1882[ccliv]
8. Joseph Moreshed was born on Oct 20 1847 in Springfield, PEI[cclv]. Joseph married Sarah Jane Ashton[cclvi] on Nov 12 1865/1866[cclvii]. He died on Oct 9 1914 & is marked in W Devon United Cemetery. His census notes are here[cclviii]. In addition, in 1901 he is noted as age 55.
Joseph Moreshead & Sarah Jane Ashton had:
i. John Ashton Moreshead b. Feb 4 1867 bpt Mar 23 1867[cclix] m: Idella Jane Tucker [b.Jul 1873] on Apr 7 1891[cclx]. 1900 [Feb 1866; 4/4],1910 [8/7], 1920 & 1930 they are in Portland, ME. He was a hearse driver in 1900; Retail grocery proprietor in 1910, 1920 & 1930, both NA 1910. Children: *11. Georgia Edith Moreshead ; Eldon Raymond Moreshead b. Oct 25 1895[cclxi] m: Millie _____, lived in Portland, ME & Farmington NH[cclxii]. They may have married before 1920, but I did not look for them of the census ; Clarence A. Moreshead b. Dec 3. 1896[cclxiii] m: Sarah/Sadie Morgan on Jun 7 1920 in Portland, ME, per Georgia's essay below ; Joseph "Elmer" Moreshead b. Jun 26 1899[cclxiv] m: Rachel ________, He worked in Houlton, ME as Customs Officer[cclxv]; WWI Soldier[cclxvi]. In 1920 he is still with his parents ; Chester A. Moreshead b. b1900 m: Annie _______[cclxvii]. In 1920 he is still with his parents ; Everett Clayton Moreshead b. Aug 3 1902 d. Nov 11 1907[cclxviii] ; Stillborn Male Moreshead b. Jan 13 1904[cclxix] ; Idella "Ella" Gertrude Moreshead b. Oct 20 1906[cclxx] m: Harley Stuart[cclxxi]. In 1920 she isstill with her parents ; Beverly "Ruth" Moreshead b. 1908 m: George Dunn[cclxxii] after 1930, as at that time she is still home with her parents. She died of Leukemia[cclxxiii].; John Everett Moreshead b. 1912 m: Irene Coffield on Jan 17 1936[cclxxiv]
ii. Catherine Caroline "Carrie" Moreshead b. Jan 29 1869 m: John Henry McCleave (1853-1927) in Boston, MA. They moved to Stewiake NS. This entire family is compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes, and further notes can be gained through Georgia (Moreshead) Morgan's essay above. Children: Benjamin Joseph McCleave b. Dec 25 1888. D. 1953, no children ; Robert David McCleave b. 1890 d. 1926 He was lawyer. He died of Ptomaine poisoning enroute from a convention of the Presbyterian Church. ; Harry Austin McCleave was killed in action WWI May 1916; Bertha Maynard McCleave b. Aug 1893 d. after 1976 ; Spencer Howard McCleave was killed in WWI ; Sarah Idella McCleave d. in NY from some sort of injury ; George Hudson McCleave b. 1899 Was a minister & lived in Seattle, WA ; William Moreshead McCleave b. 1900 d. 1956 never married ; Dr John Rae McCleave b. 1902 resided in or near Digby, NS after 1931 ; James Edward McCleave b. 1905 lived in Halifax after 1928 ; Ann McCleave b. Mar 3 1907 m: William Kennedy lived in NC, no children
iii. Georgina Moreshead b. Mar 26 1871 She was a twin the other one died at birth m: ___Duncan. This entire family is compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes, and further notes can be gained through Georgia (Moreshead) Morgan's essay above. Children: Harris Duncan ; Helen Duncan
iv. Joseph Daniel "Hut or Hudson" Hodgson Morshead b. Jul 3 1873, bp Oct 26 1873[cclxxv] m: Mattie Tucker from Bedeque, PEI, (1877-1955), a sister of Idella Tucker. He died d. 1938. Hut was the local undertaker in West Devon & also a farmer. The land which he farmed was the old homestead & c1977 it belonged to Horace MacNevin of West Devon. Hut also kept the Post Office & Station House. They are buried in West Devon. This, and notes on his daughter Mary, are compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes, and further notes can be gain through Georgia (Moreshead) Morgan's essay above.Children: Mary Moreshead (adopted) m: Edwin MacNeill & moved to Western Canada
v. Elizabeth Moreshead Grave says Elizabeth d. May 18 1871 7 weeks [b. Mar 26 1871 twin of Georgina][cclxxvi]
vi. Lizabeth Ada Moreshead Bible says: "Lizabeth Ada b. July 14 1875 d. Apr 5 1877 a18m [b. Oct 1875][cclxxvii]
vii. David MacLean Moreshead b. Jun 3 1880, bp Nov 11 1881[cclxxviii] d. 1904 a23[cclxxix]. I am not certain, but it seems possible he had a daughter before he died named Annie Myrtle Moorshed b. May 16 1900 bp Mar 20 1901 in West Cape[cclxxx]
viii. William Archibald Moreshead b. Feb 4 1885 d. 1901 a16y[cclxxxi]
ix. James Dickenson Moreshead b. Dec 14 1882, bp Mar 15 1883[cclxxxii] m: Agnes MacGregor of Campbellton, PEI. They married in Portland, ME Apr 26 1905[cclxxxiii]. 1920 they are in Portland with their 6 children who are also noted in the reunion notes. James was a Conductor for the railroad. Children: John Arthur Moreshead (1906-1974) d. Maine ; Charles Dickson Moreshead (1908-1974) d. Maine ; Joseph Gordon Moreshead (1909-1975) d. Maine ; George "David" Moreshead b. 1911 of South Portland, ME ; "Elizabeth" Agnes Moreshead (1913-1968) d. Maine ; Robert Ashton Moreshead (1917-1976) died in New Mexico
x. Henry McCleave Moreshead b. Oct 5 1887 m1st: Elsie Matthews of Alberton m2nd: Merle Vero Pineo, widow of Edwin McPhee of Shubenacadie, NS on Aug 20 1919. Removed to Maine young & had a fox & mink ranch there. Also worked for & then purchased Portland Silver Black Fox Co. Purchased farm later in Milford NS. He died in Halifax, NS Dec 25 1959. Merle d. Jun 26 1977. They are buried in Gay's River United Church Cemetery in Halifax County. This entire family is compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes, and further notes can be gained through Georgia (Moreshead) Morgan's essay above. Children: Elsie Moreshead dau. of Elsie d. Dec 10 1937 in US ; Vera Moreshead dau. of Merle
xi. Sarah/Sadie Jane Moreshead b. Mar 27 1890 d. a1969 in FL, m1st: Ira C. Leeman on Sep 24 1908 in Boston, Ma; m2nd: ______Purcell of NS. This family is compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes, unless otherwise noted. Further notes can be gained through Georgia (Moreshead) Morgan's essay above. Children: Lloyd Vernon Leeman b. Sep 21 1909 in Boston, MA bp May 23 1915 in Alberton, PEI[cclxxxiv] (1909-1941) buried in West Devon; Thelma Amy Leeman b. May 10 1911 in Boston, MA bpt May 23 1915 in Alberton, PEI[cclxxxv]
xii. Mary Moreshead b. Mar 28 1878, bp Oct 17 1878[cclxxxvi] d. 1933 m: Percy O. Tredenick (1877-1931) They farmed part of the original farm in West Devon [mentioned in opening section]. Children: May Trednick m: Jack Matthews of O'Leary[cclxxxvii] ; Gladys Sawyer Trednick b. Aug 23 1906 in Maine bpt May 23 1915 in Alberton, PEI[cclxxxviii] m: Charles MacNevin - lived in US[cclxxxix] ; William Irving Trednick b. Jul 23 1911 in West Devon, PEI, bpt May 23 1915 in Alberton, PEI[ccxc] ; Arthur Verdun Trednick b. Oct 22 1916 in West Devon, bpt Sep 23 1917 in Alberton, PEI[ccxci] ; Ernest Arthur Trednick b. Mar 3 1921 d. 1941 in WWII, said to be buried in France, but his name is inscribed on his parents stone in West Devon[ccxcii].
9. Catherine Caroline Morshed was born on Jun 8 1849, and was baptized Aug 11 1849 by F. Metherall at the United Church in O’Leary[ccxciii]. Catherine- married Dr. James Shaw of England[ccxciv]. This marriage is said to be recorded in the Examiner on page 3, July 27 1868. She died on Jul 14 1912 age 64 per her grave marker in West Devon which she shares with Dr. James Shaw who died on Jan 26 1889 age 67. This family is compiled from the 1987 Moreshead Reunion notes.
Children of Dr. James Shaw & Catherine Moreshead were:
i. Herb Shaw m: Dorcas Costain (Both buried at West Devon)
ii. Laura Shaw m: William Meggison
iii. Elmer Shaw m: Verna Foley
iv. Oliver Shaw m: Bessie Culleton
v. Belinda Shaw m: Jack Meggison
vi. Edgar Shaw m: Elizabeth Lough
vii. Joseph Shaw m: Bertha Dickie of Summerside
viii. Janie Shaw m: Presley Barbour of Alberton; lived in US
ix. Eliza Shaw m: Oliver White of Alberton
x. Mary Ann Shaw m: John Harris of Summerside
xi. Emma Shaw m: Parmenous MacArthur of Elmsdale
10. Sophia Jane Moreshed was born on Apr 13 1852, and was baptized May 20 1852 by F. Metherall in the United Church of O’Leary[ccxcv]. She died in1922 per her grave in West Devon. Sophia married Benjamin F. Cain Cane Kane[ccxcvi]. son of John Cain Cane Kane and Catherine McDonald. Benjamin was born in Apr 1845 and died 1917. Mr. Kane supervised the building of W Devon United Church and they are buried in the cemetery. On the 1881 Canadian Census they are recorded on Lot 8. Alice states in her notes that "Sophia was the youngest"; and "The following dates are taken from the Family Bible her father gave her on Sept 20, 1870 which was her wedding day, and from the headstones.
Benjamin F. Cain & Sophia Jane Moreshead had:
i. Catherine Cummings Cain b. Sep 30 1871 m: David Monroe, settled in Springfield, MA both died in Mass - I have recently been contacted by a descendant through the comments section and thought I would share her comment here, so that it won't be missed by others: "While they did live for a period in Massachusetts, they moved to Oregon, and are buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, OR. I don't know if you have this already, but Catherine Cain's sister, and Sophia Jane's daughter, dictated a wonderful story which was then turned into an article for "True West" magazine (June 1980 issue), titled "Pa was a Fiddlefoot", about the time that Benjamin Cain (Kane) picked up the family from their place on PEI, and traveled westward along the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, all the way to west coast of the US. Eventually, they moved back to the island, but not after leaving an indeliable impression on the kids. As an married adult, Catherine and her husband David Monroe moved to OR, where they lived out the rest of their lives."
ii. Minnie Edith Cain b. Sep 2 1873 d. 5y of Diptheria & is buried in Cape Wolfe
iii. Margaret Ellen Cain b. Jan 4 1875 d. 1972 in US
iv. Frederick William Cain b. Oct 19 1880 born & died in US
v. John Keir Cain/Kane b. Mar 7 1883 born & died in US
vi. Ada Birtice Cain b. Aug 1 1885 m: George Chisholm b. Apr 1 1874 m: Sep 12 1904. He died Jun 10 1935 & is buried with sons Kenneth & Leslie in West Devon. Children: Kenneth Chisholm - never married ; Mable Chisholm m: Fred Cook She is buried in US ; Leslie Chisholm m: Maria Van Laarhoven in Holland ; Vera Chisholm m: Lloyd Dalton
vii. Mary Ann Cain b. Nov 1887 m: ____ Silliker b. & d. in US
viii. Susan Pheland Cain b. Feb 8 1889 in Sprinfield, MA m: James McCabe. She died at 27y &is buried in Alberton.
ix. George Harold Cain b. Oct 4 1894 in Springfield, MA d. 1905. He is buried in West Devon
Great Granddaughter of John & Catherine
11. Georgia Edith Moreshead b. Jan 30 1893 in West Devon m: Carl Martin Morgan in ME Jun
7 1920 double ceremony w/ brother Clarence & his wife, sister of Carl. Carl was b. Feb 14
1898, son of George Emmons Morgan & Margaret Oldridge/Auldridge. They had 1 son & 3
daughters born in the 1920's, removed to Cape Elizabeth, ME about 1948 & retired in
I have a copy of an essay she wrote prior to 1964 titled "Here's to your Ancestors".
Apparently, accordingly to another note I have, it upset someone of an earlier generation,
although I can't really fathom why - except that times were different then and "sharing family
business" was a no-no, that said, it's not going to stop me from including it here - everyone
is long gone & it's amusingly honest which I commend Georgia for:
The Moresheads came to this continent from Devonshire, England, many years ago. They sailed up a little river on Prince Edward Island, stopped there and settled, and called West Devon. They were names like Vincents, Ashtons, Culletons. One Moreshead
[Joseph Moreshead, son of John & Catherine] married a woman named Ashton (a very tall family), and they had a big farm and had 12 children. I visited that farm when I was 9 years old and remember it well. It had a big 2 1/2 story house and big barns, well-stocked with animals.
One son [John Ashton Moreshead] married a girl named Idella Jane Tucker. She came from a place up near Summerside called Bedeque. Her people were in the tailoring business. Her mother died when she was 9 years old. She had a sister, Martha and a brother, Leslie. Her father married again, a cousin of his first wife, named Gamble, and she is the only one I remember as a grandmother. She was a big woman, redheaded. My own grandmother had dark curly hair. She was a slight, gentlewoman.
This couple [John & Idella] ran a store West Devon until they came to Portland, Maine when I was two years old. My father did various jobs-- sold insurance, etc. Then he bought a grocery store and ran that for many years. Having a brother who it got mixed up in the Silver Fox business in PEI, (my uncle Henry), my father too got mixed up in it, and they built the Fox farm in Freeport and put my brother Raymond on it to run it. (We never did get a fox fur--the war ended that.)
I had six brothers Raymond, Clarence, Elmer, Chester, Everett Clayton (who died when a small child), and then John Everett the last boy. There were three of us girls Georgia, Idella Gertrude, and Beverly Ruth. Ruth was a beautiful pianist. She studied in New York City, but her eyes got quite bad and she could not teach music, which she had intended to do. She got married and brought up three children before she died.
One of my father's sisters [Carrie] married a man from Nova Scotia, a McCleave. They had several children. Two girls went to New York City and became graduate nurses. One son, a lawyer, was killed in World War I in a famous Canadian Regiment in France. Another became a lawyer, prominent Canada politics. Upon returning from some important trip, he got poisoned on the train (by the food) and died. I had written to when he was at Dalhousie College in Halifax during the war at the time of a terrible explosion there. Another son became a lawyer also and was in the Parliament of Canada. I believe he married a girl from New York. He lives in Halifax.
You have heard me speak of Aunt Georgia, for whom I was named. She did not pass on to me her marvelous powers of spiritualism and ability to foresee the future, by the way. She had two children Harris and Helen.
My father's brother [Hudson] married my mother's sister [Mattie/Martha]. They lived in Portland for some time. Then when [my] Grandpa Moreshead [Joseph] was dying, Uncle Hudson returned to PEI and took over the farms etc. They had no children, but later adopted a girl Mary, who is a good daughter to them and take good care of them in their old age. They both died and a sister, Sadie Leeman took over [the farm].
Two other brothers died from tuberculosis. Henry married a rich woman, (his first wife died), and they moved to Nova Scotia, where he died some years ago. Aunt Sadie did have a place in Orlando and a home in Cambridge, Mass. I would not know more than that. After she goes, I shall be the oldest Moreshead here.
There are still plenty of relatives on PEI who I admit to the fact! Aunt Sadie got mixed up with a millionaire fox (silver fox) man, but his wife was stubborn and refused to give him a divorce. She ran a small hotel in Summerside. She had lost her own husband and later married in Italian man and had another big house in Cambridge--14 rooms, so I heard. She must be 80 years old by now; she was a bit lame like Grandpa Moreshead was.
We lived near my father's grocery store for a while and then we (my father) bought a house out in Deering,- 47 Ray St. He built a barn and we even had a cow and chickens. My father was a tall, thin, nervous man. I was the only girl for so long I had almost given up ever having a sister, then Ella, (Idella Gertrude) and Ruth came along-- then Everett was the last.
I was the first Moreshead to go to high school. After I graduated, my mother was not well, so my father and she decided that I should stay home and help with the housework. I wanted to study nursing, but I did learn much that was good for me.
When World War I came along, my brothers Clarence & Elmer, when off to war. I went into the store to help my father. Before then, I had taken a small school for lobster fisherman's children down at Cundy's Harbor, Maine, beyond Bowdoin College, and taught there for a while. Carl and I spent our honeymoon down there later in a tent. We went down the bay in his old motorboat with Clarence and Sadie (double wedding) and picked out a spot to tent and lived on lobsters.
While I was in the store helping my father, Carl Morgan came home from France. He had been there for two years with the Yankee Division. He had not seen too many girls, so I had a head start. We got married June 7, 1920."
Copyright 2014 Amylynne Baker-Santagate NHGenealogist.com
[i] Menheniot Bishop’s Parish Records as sorted by J Bastin – hired by Alice (Grant) Moreshed; Will of Nicholas, PEI probated 1851 obtained by Alice Grant; Baptism also noted on ancestry.com - no image no birth date; see also Letter from Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain
[ii] See John & Catherine Census Records where they state she was born in Newfoundland, also the Letter from Sophia
[iii] Letter from Sophia Jane Moreshead Cain dated 8-18-1907 supposedly copied verbatim from a letter originally given to her dau Helen Johnson from Sophia, and then passed on to Anna, Helen's sister, and finally to Mary Silliker. I the transcription more details can be found under Elizabeth Moreshead dau of John & Catherine.
[iv] Birth of William Morshead -PEI Records & Archives: born on Nov 7 1830 in North River, and was baptized on sep 8 1832 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul’s church in Charlottetown, son of John Morshead & Catherine Cummins Book 2 Pg 64 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159791/eventType/1
[v] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes, compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant, many through living descendants at the time. I've used it sparingly & general in cases where I did not have time or could not confirm in record research. The notes include many people living in 1977-87, but I have tried to omit most born after 1920 from this report.
[vi] William Moreshead Census Records: 1861 Canadian Census – Lot 9 William Moreshade Farmer 1m under 5; 1m 5-16; x;1m 21-45;x;x;1f under 5;1f 5-16;x;1f21-45;xxxx;5 not vaccinated or had small pox;6 total in family;2 married persons;4 single persons; 1 birth in last yr; 1881: Didn’t find him; 1891 Canadian Census Lot 8 Catherine a88 Wid. b. Newfoundland fa b. Eng mo b. Scotland, [son] William Moreshead a60 Wid. b. PEI fa b. Eng mo. B. Newfoundland Farmer, James a20 b. PEI both parents b. PEI Farm Laborer; 1891 Canadian Census Lot 10: Edward Morshead a48, Eliza A. a32, John A. a19, Louisa a16, Elizabeth a13, Frederick E. a11, Albert a8, Joanna a5, Charles a3, [next page], Renie a2 all PEI, William [brother] a64 b. PEI Eng Nfld Meth Fisherman; 1901 Lot 8 James b. Jan 18 1870 a30 b. PEI; William b. Oct 22[?] 1823 a78 [crossed out 8 added 7] b. PEI
[vii] Birth of John Nelson Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159768/eventType/1; see also William Moreshead's Grave in United Cemetery, West Devon
[viii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[x] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xii] Death of Minnie McDougal, Boston, MA Apr 28 1901, born in "O'Leary Station" single a20, dau of John McDougall & Mary A Moreshead both b. PEI, died of an intestinal hemorrahage - 4hrs.
[xiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xiv] Birth of Thomas Edward Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159790/eventType/1
[xv] Birth of Charlotte McNaught Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159747/eventType/1
[xvi] Birth of Alexander "James" Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159740/eventType/1
[xvii] Marriage of James Moreshead & Alma Adams: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/38897/eventType/2
[xviii] Birth of George Raymond Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108543/eventType/1
[xix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xx] Birth of Waldo Bernard Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109796/eventType/1
[xxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxii] Birth of Margaret Hazel Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109792/eventType/1
[xxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxiv] Birth of Lila Bell Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109790/eventType/1
[xxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxvi] Birth of Arthur James Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108538/eventType/1
[xxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxviii] Albert Lloyd Moreshead Birth: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108536/eventType/1
[xxix] Birth of Jennie May Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109789/eventType/1
[xxx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxxi] Birth of John Moreshead: – PEI Records & Archives “John Morshead” b. Jun 24 1833 on Lot 32 [Charlottetown], bpt Mar 19 1834 by L.C. Jenkins, son of John Morshead & Catherine Cummins at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, Record Book 2 Page 80, http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159763/eventType/1 ; West Springfield Cemetery, PEI reads: “John Moreshead b. Jun 25 1832 d. Jan 16 1904 and his wife Mary Ann Vincent b. Jan 2 1831 d. Jan 20 1904” [Have photo from personal visit, and will say , it is extremely weathered and hard to see]; PEI Records & Archives “John Morshead” b. Jun 24 1833 on Lot 32 [Charlottetown], bpt Mar 19 1834 by L.C. Jenkins, son of John Morshead & Catherine Cummins at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, Record Book 2 Page 80, http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159763/eventType/1
[xxxii] Birth of Mary Morshead -PEI Records & Archives: was born in Jul 27 1835 in Lot 32, PEI and was baptized on Aug 20 1835 by L.C. Jenkins at St Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, PEI, dau of John Morshead & Catherine Cummings, Book 2 pg 99 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159776/eventType/1
[xxxiii] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught, containing notes as they were given by his father, Robert McNaught who was born in the early 1870's, the husband of Emily Laura Moreshead, dau of John Moreshead & Mary Ann Vincent. Robert was said to have & had an excellent memory & knew the family well.
[xxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxxv] Marriage of William McLean & Catherine Burnett Nov 28 1883 in Wellsley, Ma son of Laughlon McLean & Mary, dau of Andrew Burnett & Catherine
[xxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xxxviii] Marriage of James J. McLean m: Edith E. Rollins: NH Archives, Res of groom Lincoln, NH, cook, b. Carleton, PEI, 1st marriage for both, a22, She is a18, b. Bath, ME, by G. N. Dorr, intention filed Dec 31 1894.parents Laulin McLean & Mary Moreshead, dau of James Rollins & Louisa
[xxxix] 1900 US Census Bangor, ME James McLean b. Jun 1873, Edith b. Dec 1876, Edwin Jul 1895, m5y, 1ch/1lv
[xl] 1910 US Census Boston James J. Mclean a37 b. Can Imm 1890, Edith E. a33 b. Maine 1ch/1lv, m16yrs, Edwin L. a14 b. NH
[xli] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xlii] Birth of Edwin McLean: NH Vital Records via familysearch.org
[xliii] Marriage of Charlotte McLean & James Harvey Allen - Newton, Ma, He was 32, agent Bell RR b. NS son of John & Jane she was 19, cook, b. PEI, , dau of Laughlin & Mary
[xliv] 1920 US Census Brookline, Ma Harvey J. Allen a63, Charlotte Allen a 51, Harry E. Graham a36 son-in-law, Mary Graham daughter a31, Eva Allen daughter a27 b. MA, William S. Roberson boarder a41 b. NS
[xlv] Marriage of Amelia Jane Allen: to Harry Manford Mosher, Brookline, Ma Apr 18 1916, His 2nd a37 son of Alonzo Mosher & Julia Belya Instructor, she was a27 a stenographer, dau of James H. & Charlotte McLean
[xlvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xlvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xlviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xlix] Birth of “Nicholas Moresides” PEI Records & Archives: born on 12 Aug 1837 in Cascumpeque, and was baptized Feb 18 1840 by A.V.G. Wiggins at the Church of England in Richmond, son of “John Moresides & Catherine Cummins”, book 1 pg 138 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159804/eventType/1
[l] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught
[li] 1861 Lot 8 Nicholas Moreside [No children listed]; 1881 Lot 8 Nicholas Moreshead – a43 b. PEI all Bible Christian English Farmer; Rachel a47 b. PEI; Eliza a19 b. PEI; Malinda[?] a17 b. PEI, Alfred a15 b. PEI; Isabell a13 b. PEI; [next page] Selina a11; Robert a8; Carrie a 5;
[lii] Birth of Catherine Gertrude "Moreshade": http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159746/eventType/1
[liii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[liv] Birth of Mary Eliza Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159777/eventType/1
[lv] Birth of Melinda "Moreshade" http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159782/eventType/1
[lvi] Marriage of Melinda Moreshead & Archie Campbell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/33819/eventType/2
[lvii] Birth of Minnie Heffel Campbell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/84086/eventType/1
[lviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[lix] Birth of Archibald Gunn Campbell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/83164/eventType/1
[lx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[lxi] Birth of Henry Alford Campbell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/83947/eventType/1
[lxii] Birth of William Campbell: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/84172/eventType/1
[lxiii] Birth of Alfred McWilliams Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159741/eventType/1
[lxiv] Marriage of Alfred McWilliam Moreshead to Maggie Jane Cummings: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/34309/eventType/2
[lxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[lxvi] Birth of Isabella Jane Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159755/eventType/1
[lxvii] Census Records for Isabella (Moreshead) Abbott: 1900 Randolph, MA Phillip H. a36 Machinist, Isabelle J. a33 Oct 1867 b. Canada, Harold P. a11 Dec 1889, Lillian E. a7 Apr 1893, Bertha H. a5 Jan 1895, Charles S. a3 May 1897, Elsie S. a1 Feb 1899, Robert H. Mar 1900, m12y, 8ch/6lv; 1910 Census Franklin PhillippeA. A46, Isabel J. a42 12ch/9lv, Lillian E. a17, Bertha R. a15, Charles S. a13, Eleanor S. a11, Robert H. a10, Phyllis I. a7, Edward f. a2, Jennie M. a2m - 1920 Royalston, Worcester, Ma Phillip H. a56 Machinist, Isabelle J. a53 Imm 1888 NA, Robert H. a19, Phyllis I a17, Alice R. [?] a15, Edward a12, Jennie M. a8, Ralph F [Vacket?]. a7, Dorothy [Vackert?] a 6
[lxviii] Birth of Alice Frances Abbott: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX68-BS9
[lxix] Birth of Harold P. Abbott [No name male Abbott]https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXWX-BP1; 1900 Census
[lxx] Birth of Lillian Elizabeth Abbott https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXNH-ZN8 ; 1900 1910 Censuses
[lxxi] Birth of Bertha Rachel Abbot [Female Moreshead] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHFJ-9NY; b. Jan 8 1895 in Hyde Park; 1900 1910 Censuses
[lxxii] Marriage of Bertha Abbott & William Wilcox: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23RK-1FN
[lxxiii] Death of Bertha Rachel Wilcox: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23T4-327
[lxxiv] Birth of Charles Stacy Abbott https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXXV-8TZ ;1900 1910 Censuses
[lxxv] Marriage of Charles Abbott & Ann C. (Decastor) Hardy https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL63-TPS
[lxxvi] Birth of George Nichols Abbot https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXND-679
[lxxvii] Birth of Elsie S./Eleanor Abbot [No name female Abbott] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXF3-VQF
[lxxviii] Birth of Robert H. Abbot https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXWM-D8V; 1900 1910 1920 Censuses
[lxxix] Birth of Phyllis Isabelle Abbott https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHV-BDC ;1910 1920 Censuses
[lxxx] 1920 Census
[lxxxi] Marriage of Alice Abott & Charles B. Kellogg https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLDZ-M1G
[lxxxii] Birth of Edward Franklin Abbot https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJQ-7ML ;1910 1920 Cenususes
[lxxxiii] Birth of Jennie Moreshead Abbott https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJR-ZSH ; 1910 1920 Censuses
[lxxxiv] Marriage of Jennie Abbott to Moses Bill https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLC9-M2W
[lxxxv] Birth of Dorothy Marion Abbott https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXVD-KK9 ; 1920 Census
[lxxxvi] Census Records Selina (Moreshead) Sherman: 1881 a11; 1900 Census Hyde Park 40 Pierce St George Sherman b. Apr 1865 age 31 m5yrs b. MA Machinist, Selina b. Feb 1871 a29 b. PEI 1ch/1lv, Albert Apr 1898 a2 b. MA, Mary M-in-law [she must have answered] b. Apr 1834 a66 b. MA wd 4ch/2lv; 1910 Census Boston Ward 24 District 1627 37 Mallet [?] St George T. Sherman a42 m15yrs Machinist, Selina M. a40 3ch/3lv Albert L. a12, Ethel B. a9, Chester H [?] a7, Harriet Smith boarder a60 1ch/1lv, all b. MA expect Selina “Can - English”; 1920 Boston Ward 20 Dist 49 37 Mallet St George T. Sherman a52 Machinst, Selina a50 NA, Albert L. a22 ticket seller railroad, Ethel V a19 stenographer office, Chester A. a17 pattern maker/helper shop; 1930 Boston 37 Mallet St. George T. a62 Selina a60
[lxxxvii] Selina Moreshead Marriage: m: Oct 23 1895 in Hyde Park, MA to George T. Sherman a27 machinist b. Boston son of Adolphus Sherman & Mary A. (Goodrich), Selina a25 dress maker b. PEI dau of Nicholas Moreshead & Rachel (Cain), by Frank T. Pomeroy, Clergyman of Hyde Park;
[lxxxviii] Census Records Selina (Moreshead) Sherman
[lxxxix] Census Records Selina (Moreshead) Sherman
[xc] Census Records Selina (Moreshead) Sherman
[xci] Birth of Robert Benjamin Vincent Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159784/eventType/1
[xcii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xciii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xciv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[xcv] Birth of Carrie May Moreshead http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159744/eventType/1
[xcvi] Marriage of Carrie Moreshead to Martin Griffin https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4HD-RW1
[xcvii] 1930 US Census Berlin, MA Crosby Rd: Martin a 65 married at 25 Farmer b. Canada Imm 1923, Carrie Mae a53 married at 15 b. Canada Imm 1924, Zabeyla A. a13 b. Canada Imm1926
[xcviii] Birth of Mary Rachel Griffin http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201861/eventType/1
[xcix] Birth of Geneva Gertrude Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201799/eventType/1
[c] Birth of Martin Gabriel Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201846/eventType/1
[ci] Birth of Adelaide Lavinia Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201768/eventType/1
[cii] Birth of Maria Beatrice Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201842/eventType/1
[ciii] Birth of Jean Nicholas Erskin Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201815/eventType/1
[civ] Birth of Unice Caroline Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201886/eventType/1
[cv] Birth of Zaheyla Agatha Griffin: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/201892/eventType/1; 1930 US Census
[cvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cviii] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught
[cix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cx] Birth of Robert Scott Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159786/eventType/1
[cxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxvii] Birth of Melvin Roy Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109795/eventType/1
[cxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxx] 1901 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a59 b. May 30 1842 (mother-in-law) w/ William B. Mcneil a32 b. Apr 8 1869 [?], Loretta a22 Sep 5 1879, Willard a2 Dec 10 1899, Baby a1 Nov 21 1900; 1891 Census Lot 10-K: Elizabeth a50, Henry a20, William a17, Lona a16, Loretta a12, Lorinda a10, John a6; 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[cxxi] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught
[cxxiii] 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[cxxiv] 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[cxxv] 1901 Census in Lot 10 via PEI Records & Archives
[cxxvi] 1901 Census in Lot 10 via PEI Records & Archives
[cxxvii] Birth of William Robert Burness Laguff http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/131801/eventType/1
[cxxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxxix] 1901 Census in Lot 10 via PEI Records & Archives
[cxxx] 1901 Census in Lot 10 via PEI Records & Archives
[cxxxi] Birth of Frank Garland Culleton: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/84595/eventType/1
[cxxxii] Birth of Harriet Jean Culleton http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/84597/eventType/1
[cxxxiii] Birth of Margaret Ruth Culleton http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/84605/eventType/1
[cxxxiv] 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian; 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Grahm b. Jan 5 1856, Ary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900; 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxxxv] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900; 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxxxvi] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900
[cxxxvii] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900
[cxxxviii] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900
[cxxxix] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900; 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxl] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900; 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxli] 1901 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 5 1856, Mary b. May 10 1864, James b. Dec 12 1882, Herbert b. Oct 17 1884, William b. Oct 14 1886, Della b. Nov 16 1892, Mary b. Nov 1 1895, Hortense b. Spt [?] 1 1900; 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxlii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxliii] 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxliv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxlv] 1911 Census Lot 10: Samuel Graham b. Jan 1858, Mary May 1863, Della Nov 1891, Hortense Sep 1898, Elsie b. Oct 1901, Samuel b. May 1905
[cxlvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxlvii] Birth of Elizabeth Adella Vincent http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/76598/eventType/1
; 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[cxlviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxlix] 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[cl] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cli] 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian; 1891 Census Lot 10-K: Elizabeth a50, Henry a20, William a17, Lona a16, Loretta a12, Lorinda a10, John a6
[clii] Birth of William Robert Enoch Vincent http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/76642/eventType/1; 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian; 1911 Census Lot 10: William R b. Sept 1873, Laura Mae b. Oct 1875, Reginald May 1898, John Alton Dec 1901, ???Raymond Aug 1906, Elizabeth (mother) Jun 1844
[cliii] 1911 Census Lot 10: William R b. Sept 1873, Laura Mae b. Oct 1875, Reginald May 1898, John Alton Dec 1901, ???Raymond Aug 1906, Elizabeth (mother) Jun 1844
[cliv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clv] 1911 Census Lot 10: William R b. Sept 1873, Laura Mae b. Oct 1875, Reginald May 1898, John Alton Dec 1901, ???Raymond Aug 1906, Elizabeth (mother) Jun 1844
[clvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clvii] 1911 Census Lot 10: William R b. Sept 1873, Laura Mae b. Oct 1875, Reginald May 1898, John Alton Dec 1901, ???Raymond Aug 1906, Elizabeth (mother) Jun 1844
[clviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxi] Birth of Leonora Adeline Vincent http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/76626/eventType/1; 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian
[clxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxiii] 1901 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a59 b. May 30 1842 (mother-in-law) w/ William B. Mcneil a32 b. Apr 8 1869 [?], Loretta a22 Sep 5 1879, Willard a2 Dec 10 1899, Baby a1 Nov 21 1900; 1881 Census Lot 10:, William Vincent a40; Elizabeth a37, Emeline a18, Mary a 16, Elizabeth D. a14, Jane a12, Henry a10, William a7, Lona Adeline a5, Lauretta a2, Margeretta a2m, William Leguff (boarder) a23, Robert Vincent a73 (father) Bible Christian; 1891 Census Lot 10-K: Elizabeth a50, Henry a20, William a17, Lona a16, Loretta a12, Lorinda a10, John a6; 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxiv] 1901 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a59 b. May 30 1842 (mother-in-law) w/ William B. Mcneil a32 b. Apr 8 1869 [?], Loretta a22 Sep 5 1879, Willard a2 Dec 10 1899, Baby a1 Nov 21 1900
[clxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxvi] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxviii] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxx] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxi] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxiii] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxv] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxvii] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxix] 1921 Census Lot 10 Elizabeth Vincent a80 w/ William McNeill a52, Loretta a43, Otis a20, Claud a18, Minerva a16, Oscar a13, Dorothy a8, Edwin a6, Perl a4, Eric a1
[clxxx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxxi] http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/76628/eventType/1; 1891 Census Lot 10-K: Elizabeth a50, Henry a20, William a17, Lona a16, Loretta a12, Lorinda a10, John a6
[clxxxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxxiii] 1891 Census Lot 10-K: Elizabeth a50, Henry a20, William a17, Lona a16, Loretta a12, Lorinda a10, John a6
[clxxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxxvi] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught.
[clxxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[clxxxviii] 1891 Canadian Census Lot 10: Edward Morshead a48, Eliza A. a32, John A. a19, Louisa a16, Elizabeth a13, Frederick E. a11, Albert a8, Joanna a5, Charles a3, [next page], Renie a2 all PEI, William [brother] a64 b. PEI Eng Nfld Meth Fisherman; 1881 Lot 10 Robert a40; Eliza a32 [next page] John Amond a10; Mary Louisa a8; Elizabeth Ann a6; Flora May a4; Fredk Ernest a2
[clxxxix] Birth of Elizabeth Ann Edith Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159750/eventType/1
[cxc] Death of Eliza Moorshead MacLean https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23RJ-QKQ
[cxci] Marriage of Elizabeth Ann Edith Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4NQ-KZC - her mother is listed as Eliza Lawton - but I think this is an error given the 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes
[cxcii] Birth of Milton McLean: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXXF-KD6
[cxciii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxciv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxcv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxcvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxcvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxcviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cxcix] Birth of Beulah May McLean: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJQ-8RV
[cc] Birth of George Elmer McLean: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJK-R1D
[cci] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cciii] Marriage of Gladys McLean: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K82F-N4P
[cciv] Marriage of John a. Moreshead & Minnie Beer: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/34993/eventType/2
[ccv] Marriage of Florence A. Moreshead & Bernard L. Ruggles: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23YZ-JC1
[ccvi] Marriage of Ethel Messina Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4XD-G6T
[ccvii] Birth of George Warren Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXX7-QGH
[ccviii] Birth of Edwin Harold Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXXY-92M
[ccix] Death of Edward/Edwin H. Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NWN6-6SD
[ccx] Birth of Gladys Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXW9-G9Y
[ccxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxii] Birth of Charles Russell Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX7J-4PH
[ccxiii] Birth of Dorothy Grave Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXVQ-YLD
[ccxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxv] Birth of Marion Edis Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXV1-94W
[ccxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxvii] Birth of Beatrice Emmeline Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23YH-Q7R
[ccxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxix] Birth of Fredric Ernest Mooreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159752/eventType/1
[ccxx] Marriage of Frederick Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4Z4-551
[ccxxi] Birth of Ralph Ernest Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXV5-X8F
[ccxxii] Death of Ellenor Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4XM-TFL
[ccxxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxv] Birth & WWI Registration of Albert Edward Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25977-32823-97?cc=1968530&wc=M9W1-795:n283064269
[ccxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxvii] Birth & WWI Registration of Albert Edward Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25977-32823-97?cc=1968530&wc=M9W1-795:n283064269
[ccxxviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxix] Birth of George Elma Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108542/eventType/1
[ccxxx] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxxi] British Columbia, Canada Death Index; FindaGrave
[ccxxxii] Birth of David Stanley Crozier Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108539/eventType/1
[ccxxxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxxxiv] Birth of Mary Louisa Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159779/eventType/1
[ccxxxv] Marriage of Louisa Moreshead & Malcom Shaw: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/35854/eventType/2
[ccxxxvi] Death of Malcom Shaw: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11606-36210-73?cc=1601211&wc=MMBR-WHN:n1688298774
[ccxxxvii] Birth of Mabel Ellevi Shaw: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/175672/eventType/1
[ccxxxviii] Social Security Death Index
[ccxxxix] Social Security Death Index
[ccxl] Marriage of Alexander Johnston & Laura Mae Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/37021/eventType/2
[ccxli] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxlii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxliii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxliv] Marriage of Willina G. (Barlow) Stone: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QC5-PHG
[ccxlv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxlvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxlvii] Birth of Lorena Empress Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/109791/eventType/1
[ccxlviii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes; 1940 Census Ayer, MA
[ccxlix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccl] Birth of Elsie May Morshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108541/eventType/1
[ccli] Marriage of George Albert Leard to Elsie Mae Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/41945/eventType/2
[cclii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccliii] Birth of Sarah May Morshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159787/eventType/1
[ccliv] Birth of Robert Cummings Mooreshed: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159785/eventType/1
[cclv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclvi] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught.
[cclvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclviii]Joseph Moreshead Census Notes: 1881 Lot 10 Joseph a35; Sarah a31; John Ashton a14; Catherine Caroline a12; Georgenia a10; Joe D. Hodgon a8; Mary a3; David 10m; 1891 Census Lot 10 [same page as Edward] Joseph a45 b. PEI Eng Nfld Farmer, Sarah a41 b. PEI Eng PEI, Georgenia a21, Hudgeon a17, Mary a13, David a10, Di?sow a8, William a6, John H. a4, Mary J. a1, Baptist
[cclix] Birth of John Ashton Moreshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159767/eventType/1
[cclx] Marriage of John A. Moreshead & Idella J. Tucker: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/34944/eventType/2
[cclxi] Birth of Eldon Raymond Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-2PZ
[cclxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxiii] Birth of Clarence Moreshead: [No name] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-R2W
[cclxiv] Birth of Joseph Elmer Moreshead: [no name] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-ZMC
[cclxv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxvi] Military Joseph Elmer Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KG9Q-FMY
[cclxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxviii] Death of Everett Clayton Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-Z9P
[cclxix] Stillborn Male Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-Z9S
[cclxx] Birth of Idella Gertrude Moreshead: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCD3-Z9K
[cclxxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxiii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxiv] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxv] Birth of Joseph Daniel Hodgson Morshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159770/eventType/1
[cclxxvi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxviii] Birth of David McLean Moorshed: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159748/eventType/1
[cclxxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxx] Birth of Annie Myrtle Moorshed: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/108537/eventType/1
[cclxxxi] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxxii] Birth of James Dickenson Mooreshed: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159757/eventType/1
[cclxxxiii] Marriage of James D. Moreshead & Agnes MacGregor: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCJF-693
[cclxxxiv] Birth of Lloyd Vernon Leeman: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/106569/eventType/1
[cclxxxv] Birth of Thelma Amy Leeman: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/106570/eventType/1
[cclxxxvi] Birth of Mary Morshead: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159775/eventType/1
[cclxxxvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[cclxxxviii] Birth of Gladys Sawyer Tredenick: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/180138/eventType/1
[cclxxxix] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxc] Birth of William Irving Tredenick: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/180141/eventType/1
[ccxci] Birth of Arthur Verdun Tredenick: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/180137/eventType/1
[ccxcii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
[ccxciii] Birth of “Catherine Caroline Morshed” PEI Records & Archives: born on Jun 8 1849, and was baptized Aug 11 1849 by F. Metherall at the United Church in O’Leary, dau of John Morshed & Catherine, Book 1 pg 4 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159745/eventType/1
[ccxciv] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught
[ccxcv] Birth of “Sophia Jane Moreshed”: PEI Records & Archives: born on Apr 13 1852 possibly in West Devon, PEI. And she was baptized May 20 1852 by F. Metherall in the United Church of O’Leary, dau of John Moreshed & Cathrine, Record Book 1 pg 7 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159789/eventType/1
[ccxcvi] Letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk from J. Watson McNaught.
[ccxcvii] 1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes. See v
First, I have to acknowledge & thank Alice (Moreshead) Grant (1930-?) the family's earliest known Moreshead Genealogist in PEI, and especially my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk who shared with me both of their notes. This has allowed me a solid base to expand upon & solidify with various sources.
Without their work, it would have been an impossible task.
John Moreshead was born on June 24-25 1832-33 in Lot 32, and was baptized on Mar 19 1834 by L.C. Jenkins at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, PEI[i], son of John Moreshead & Catherine Cummings. John married Mary Ann Vincent on Apr 16 1861[ii]. Mary was born on Jan 27, 1832 in New London, PEI, daughter of Robert Vincent & Mary Haywood and was baptized in Richmond, PEI at the Church of England by A.V.G. Wiggins[iii]. However, her grave stone seems to indicate she was born Jan 2 1831, although it is quite weathered.
John & Mary most likely met in West Devon, perhaps not until their late 20’s. They were married in 1861 when they were both about 29 years old. On the 1841 Census there were only 6 heads of families in the entire Lot 10. John’s father, also named John, was one of them, and he is said to be the founder of the town naming Lot 10 “West Devon”. In 1861 there were what appears to be 6 “new” heads of household who replace the other 5 from 1841. One of those “new” families is Robert Vincent, Mary’s father who apparently moved there sometime between 1841-1861. These details are obtained through research conducted by Alice Moreshead Grant, a distant cousin, who was kind enough to share her notes with my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk in the 1970 & 80’s, thence they were given to myself.
Her notes state:
“Heads of households in 1841 are: John Beaton, John Moreside, Henry Thomas, John Pendergast, Henry Leard, & John Distant; Heads of households in lot 10 in 1861 are: Joseph Arsenault , Arthur Crozier, John Moorshed, Samuel Philip, John Ashton, Robert Vincent & Isaac Elliott.”
Alice’s notes further state that the information about lot 10 on the censuses is as follows:
“This township contains but few farmers, surviving in a great Meadow to the front, landed being low and swampy, there is some good land fronting on the main track. Land on and in the interior of the lot and all about 4000 acres. Several hundreds of tons of marsh hay are cut on the lot six sides of this lot. Generally, by persons residing in other townships.”
There is not a census for 1851 or 1871, but the details of John Sr can be found here[iv] & will be discussed further next week, but suffice to say for now, nearly the entire family moved to Springfield & O’Leary which is how we end up with John & Mary Ann in Knutsford, which is part of O’Leary.
John died on Jan 16 1904 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island and Mary Ann died just four days later They were buried in the West Springfield Bapt Cemetery, PEI[v]. The story goes that they were both sick at the same time, but she was on the first floor and he on the second. They had different illnesses and didn't want to make things worse by "sharing" them. Apparently they were very close and very much in love even after all those years. When he died they didn't want her to know fearing she would give up and die too. So, they hoisted him out the second floor bedroom window and down the outside of the house to avoid bringing him past her room. Only it didn't really work, despite their efforts, she died 4 days later. My grandmother told the story, as well as others in the family, but she was very young [age 3] when it happened. That said, I have every reason to believe it to be true vs “tradition”, because she lived with them in PEI and remained in the same home until she was about 12. It’s slightly possible she might have actually remembered that first hand, since it seems like something so out of the norm, but it is probably more likely she was told by older siblings &/or her parents.
John & Mary, and their son Parmenas & his family, worked & lived on a potato farm which was in the vicinity of the Knutford Cemetery and School on O’Leary Rd. I'm still in the process of trying to figure out which farm exactly. At one time in 1975, we knew when we visited but it wasn't written down & things have changed so much, it has been a little challenging. However, the people of O'Leary are extremely helpful and current owners of the farms in the neighborhood are trying to help pinpoint which one for me.
Many of the following notes on their children are also confirmed through a letter sent to my Aunt Phyllis (Stevenson) McGuirk by J. Watson McNaught. His father, Robert Mac Naught, was born c1870, & was the husband of Emily Laura Moreshead, listed below. Robert was said to have an excellent memory. Everything the letter includes is otherwise sourced below with records, with one exception under John Watson Moreshead, and therefore this source is only noted here.
Some details from John & Mary's census records in Canada are here[vi].
John and Mary had the following children:
1. Albert Lloyd Moreshead was born on Nov 15 1863 in Knutsford, PEI and was baptized Jun 30 1864 at the United Church in O’Leary[vii]. He married Annie McKinnon[viii]. He died on Nov 19 1887 in Malden, Ma of Typhoid Fever[ix]. I show a note that he was buried in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, MA. I’m not exactly sure how I know that. I’m thinking maybe I saw the grave one of the many times I’ve been there, but I don’t specifically remember, so I’m not promising it is there.
They had one daughter:
1. Alberta Agatha “Abbie” Moreshead born in Malden, MA on May 28 1888[x] & was baptized in PEI on Oct 14 1888[xi]. The baptism indicates she was born Jun 28 1888 in Canoe Cove, but it seems this was probably not the case given the record in Malden.
Annie remarried George T. Richards on July 16 1890 in Malden, Ma[xii]. On the 1930 Census they are found in Boston, MA with 2 children of their own[xiii].
George Richards & Abbie had:
* Ida M. Richards born May 25, 1892 in Malden, Ma[xiv]
* Dorothy Edith Adeline Richards born Feb 28 1902 in Boston, MA[xv]
2. Caroline “Carrie” Jane Moreshead was born on Jul 29 1865 O’Leary, PEI, baptized Sep 8, 1871 in Alberton, PEI[xvi]. She married George M. Pyne of Nova Scotia on Dec 7 1892 in Arlington, MA[xvii]. They are found on the 1900 Census in Cambridge[xviii] & in 1910 Arlington in 1910[xix]. She died Mar 1 1914 in Arlington, MA[xx] George Pyne removed to Bellows Falls, VT and lived there in the 1940's.
They had the following children:
1. Albert N. Pyne born about 1894 in Massachusetts was killed in action on Jul 17 1918 & buried in Boston Globe 1921- Military Funeral and Arlington for Albert N. Pyne, Arlington, September 11 full military honors were accorded Albert N. Pyne, a member of Company K 103d Machine Gun Battalion who was killed in action in France, August [July[xxi]] 17, 1918, during his funeral and committal services here, this afternoon. The young hero, who enlisted from Bellows Falls, VT, was the son of George M. and the late Carrie M Pyne. He was 24 years old. The body lay in state in the Robbins Memorial Townhall until 3 o’clock, the hour of the service, which took place in the hall. Rev. Dr. Henry Sterling Po???,, pastor of the Arlington First Baptist Church, officiated. Following the church service the American Legion Service was conducted by Arlington Post 33 with Chaplin Minot R. Edwards in charge. The Legion post did escort duty from the hall to the grave in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Members of the post acted as bearers. Herbert F White commander of the post had charge. At the grave a squad from the Legion fired three volleys over the grave, and a bugler blew “Taps”. Flags were lowered to half staff out of respect to the memory of the World War hero.” I have a picture of him in his uniform with my grandmother.
3. Parmenas Wellington Moreshead – b. 1868 see previous
4. Mary "Priscilla" D. Moreshead was born in Jan 2 1869 in Knutsford, PEI & baptized on Sep 8 1871 in Alberton, PEI[xxii]. She moved to Malden fairly young, somewhere between 1888-1889, according to censuses[xxiii]. She married Richard Halliday on Jun 19 1901 in Arlington, also recorded in Malden, MA[xxiv]. She married 2nd George Parsons between 1920-1930[xxv]. She did not have any children, but Phyllis Stevenson would often visit & care for her[xxvi]. She died on May 10 1944 in Malden, Ma[xxvii].
5. John "Watson" Mooreshead was born about 1871-2 in Knutsford, PEI, no baptism was found for him, and for some reason he doesn’t seem to be listed on the 1881 census, instead, a “Robert” is listed as age 11. I think the name was just mistaken as they did not have a Robert, but there were at least two cousins named Robert about that age in the neighborhood [see next week’s blog]. “Watson” does appear in 1891 at age 20[xxviii]. He died at age 27 on May 6 1899 in O'Leary, PEI and was buried in West Springfield Baptist Cemetery[xxix]. He never married, and according to the McNaught notes mentioned at the top of the family sketch: "was a wonderful favorite of all the neighbors, but at the early age of 27 was stricken with pnumonia and died".
6. Emily Laura Moreshead was born on Mar 11 1874 in O'Leary, PEI[xxx]* She died in Oct 1950 in Brae, Knutsford, PEI[xxxi]. Emily married Robert MacNaught of Carlton, PEI on Jun 12 1893 Carleton, Lot 6, he was a bachelor, bride’s residence O’Leary Road, spinster, by Henry Dickie[xxxii].
Robert and Emily had the following children:
1. Rev Alexander “Roy” McNaught. b. Sep 17 1895 in Carleton bpt Feb 231902 at the United Church in O’Leary by Archibald Gunn[xxxiii]. He was US Missionary in Central America[xxxiv] .
2. Albert “Claud” McNaught b. Oct 22 1897 in Carleton Feb 23 1902 at the United
Church in O’Leary by Archibald Gunn[xxxv]. He was killed in WWI[xxxvi].
3. Inez “Ruth” MacNaught.b. May 1 1900 in Carleton bpt Feb 23 1902 at the United
Church in O’Leary by Archibald Gunn[xxxvii]. She married John Thomas Dyment
& she died bef. 1987[xxxviii]
. 4. Ada “Urrilla” McNaught b. Oct 29 1902 in Carleton bpt May 11 1905 at the
United Church in O’Leary by William McDonald[xxxix]. She married Charles Ellis & they removed to Melrose, MA having 2 children[xl]. .
5. John “Watson” MacNaught. John Watson McNaught b. Jun 19 1904 in Carleton bpt May 11 1905 at the United Church in O’Leary by William McDonald[xli]. He married Eve Palmer of Summerside on May 11 1932[xlii]. He had long successfully intertwined legal &
political careers, including Cabinet Minister. He died Dec 25 1984 a80[xliii].
6. Julia MacNaught b. Aug 17 1906 in Carleton bpt Sep 16 1906 at the United
Church in O’Leary by William McDonald[xliv]. She married James McKay & they lived on the old MacNaught Homestead[xlv].
7. Robert Bruce MacNaught b. May 21 1908 in Coleman bpt Mar 17 1918 at the
United Church in O’Leary by Robert Murray[xlvi]. He married Muriel Wood & they had both
died before 1987[xlvii].
7. Minnie Ethel Moreshead born July 29 1884 in PEI – while all earlier research by extended family I’ve come across has not included Minnie – I am going to because the records indicate she believed she was the daughter of John Moreshead & Mary Ann Vincent, and perhaps she was. I don’t know. I suspect she was adopted but I could be wrong. The reasons I suspect this are: the omission of her by others, the fact that Mary Ann would have been 53 at her birth, and that she is listed as a “Lodger” with them in 1891, but a daughter in 1901.
1891 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John a58; Mary Ann a59, Carrie a25, Priscilla a23, Peramenus a22 , Watson a20, Minnie a6 Relative to head of family “L” [Lodger ] It goes on to state she & both parents were born in PEI; Emily a19 
1901 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John b. Jun 24 1833 a68 Head, Mary A. b. Dec 29 [27?] 1832 a69 Wife, Pernenus Nov 7 1864 a34 Son, Maud Jun 17 1872 a29 Daughter, Wilson M. Jun 24 1897 a4 Son [G. Son], Mary M. Dec 25 1888  a3 “G. Daughter”, Clara b. Dec 25 1899 a1“G. Daughter”, Minnie b. Jul 29 1884 a16 Daughter
To me it seems she could have been brought into the family before the age of 6 and was raised with them, making John & Mary the only parents she knew. Perhaps she did not even know, or perhaps I am wrong – I really don’t know for sure.
In her particular case, I’m going to but more information in this text than in the endnotes so sorting it out involves less flipping back & forth. As a side note, I want to say that it is entirely possible, in fact, extremely likely my grandmother never knew this aunt. My grandmother was born about the same time Minnie moved to the US. Then as I will show, Minnie left Massachusetts many years before my grandmother arrived in the states. That said I have a lot of my grandmother’s things I have yet to read. There still could be some hint that she did know of her in my archive collection.
A birth record was not found for her to John & Mary Ann but neither was Watson’s or Emily’s, so maybe they all got lost. In a birth record search on PEI Records & Archives, for all persons named Minnie or Ethel in 1884 nothing turned up with an exact birthdate of Jul 29 1884, but there was an Ethel Louisa Travers b. Jul 28 1884 to Thaddeus Travers & Isabella. This seemed like a little hope, but upon further investigation, it appears in 1891 that Ethel is with her parents ruling out her as our Minnie.
Minnie married Homer Leander Peck. The record in the Somerville Marriage Record Book states: Jun 22 1904 West Somerville, Homer Leander Peck, a22, first marriage, Res 41 Newbury St. Somerville, MA, meat cutter, b. Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia to John Peck & Ella Long married Minnie Ethel Mooreshead, a19, first marriage, Res 41 Newbury St. Somerville, Mass, Milliner, b. Prince Edward Island, dau of John Mooreshead & Mary Vincent, married by J. Vanor Garton, Clergyman, 113 College Ave, West Somerville, recorded June 23 1904. Incidentally, this was the same pastor who married Priscilla in 1901 [see her marriage endnote].
1910 she appears to be listed as a servant for the Clarence Whitman family in Southold NY, a25, having married 5 years before, b. Canada, parents born Canada, Imm 1902, housemaid in boarding house. Homer is listed as a Lodger with Charles A. Deyoe [?] in Brattleboro, VT in 1910, a29, married 6 yrs, b. Canada-Scotch, parents b. Can-Scotch, Imm 1900, Al, Teamster, Trucking.
1920 they are able to live together and are in Rockingham, VT on Clyde St. [?] Homer L. Head a39 Imm 1899 Al, Minnie wife a36 Imm 1900 Al , both b. Canada, all parents b. Canada, He is a laborer in Steel & wire shop. They have 4 sons: John a8 b. VT, George a6 b. VT, Albert a4 b. NH, Ernest a1y9m b. NH & a “Roomer” Clifford M. Fish a23 b. VT.
1930 Westminster, VT Oldrn St [?] Homer L. a48, m at 23 b. Can Imm 1899 al Car Inspector Railroad, Minnie E. a45 m at 20 b. Can Imm 1901 al, John H. a18 b. VT Machine shop, George I. a17 b. VT, Albert K. a15 b. NH, Ernest W. a12 b. VT, Minnie E. 3y8[?]m b. VT
1940 Bellows Falls, VT Atkinson St. Elmer L. a58 b. Nova Scotia Car Inspector Rutland Railroad, Minnie E. a55 b. Can, Albert K. a25 b. NH 1935 “R” Carroll Cty NH Laborer foundry, Ernest W. a22 b. VT Laborer foundry, Minnie E. a13 b. VT, 1935 lived North Walpole, NH.
Note that George Pyne - the widowed husband of her sister Carrie, also lives in Bellows Falls, VT at this time.
Homer L. Peck d. Feb 27 1951 in Bellows Falls, VT Usual Residence Alstead, New Hampshire b. Jul 29 1881 [same month & day as Minnie] b. Nova Scotia a69, Occ Railroad, fa: John Peck mo: Ella Gray both b. Nova Scotia, Informant Mrs Homer Peck, Coronary Thrombosis – via familysearch.org
Minnie E. Peck d. May 9 1973 Bellows Falls, VT a88 b. Jul 29 1884 b. Canada widowed Fall Mt N. Home, Informant Mrs James Haskins of Langdon, NH, parents listed as “unknown”
buried Oak Hill Cemetery Bellows Falls VT on May 11 1973 – via familysearch.org.
Homer & Minnie Peck had:
All the following records can be found on FamilySearch.org
1. John Homer Peck b. May 28 1911 m: Phyllis Edson Barret on Dec 10 1935 in Belloes Fall, VT [also recorded in NH. He died Apr 25 1942 in Springfield, VT a30y11m3d seems like some sort of accident as he died of Uremia due to a fractured pelvis & punctured urethra. Had only been in Springfield 8 days & the accident must have happened 6 days before (original death record has Birthdate)
2. George Ira Peck b. Mar 31 1913 in Brattleboro, VT m: Janette Maud Green on Apr 12 1936 in Putney, VT-recorded in NH
3. Albert K. Peck b. Oct 12 1914 d. Jun 6 1998 in Ludlow, VT m: Mae Shafer (death record has birthdate & wife)
4. Ernest Watson Peck b. Mar 18 1918 Rockingham, VT; m: Eva Blanchard on Nov 4 1938 in Charlestown, NH & 2ndm: Elizabeth Frances Clough on Dec 28 1940 in Walpole, NH
5. Male Still Birth, Bellows Falls, VT, fa b. Nova Scotia, mo b. PEI d. Aug 29, 1919 5mo preg & not viable.
6. Female Still Birth, Bellows Falls, VT, May 29 1920, parents born Canada, mother fell down stairs 6 wks before child was born, appeared to be dead for several weeks [birth also recorded].
7. Minnie Ella Peck b. Jul 27 1926 in Westminster VT m: Joseph James Haskins on Apr 2 1946 in Bellows Falls, VT, also recorded in NH
Copyright Amylynne Baker-Santagte, NHGenealogist.com
[i] Birth of John Moreshead: – West Springfield Cemetery, PEI reads: “John Moreshead b. Jun 25 1832 d. Jan 16 1904 and his wife Mary Ann Vincent b. Jan 2 1831 d. Jan 20 1904” [Have photo from personal visit, and will say , it is extremely weathered and hard to see]; PEI Records & Archives “John Morshead” b. Jun 24 1833 on Lot 32 [Charlottetown], bpt Mar 19 1834 by L.C. Jenkins, son of John Morshead & Catherine Cummins at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, Record Book 2 Page 80, via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal
[ii] Marriage of John Moreshead & Mary Ann Vincent: PEI Records & Archives – was at one time found on the website, however, they have since changed it & is no longer found. Their union is proven by many other records, it is the verification of the actual date that currently poses the problem. The former address to the record was: http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/index.php3?number=10 19767&lang=E
[iii] Birth & Baptism of Mary Ann Vincent: PEI Records & Archives: “Mary Ann Vincent” b. Jan 27 1832 in New London bpt Apr 15 1832 by A.V.G. wiggins, daughter of Robert Vincent & Mary Haywood in the Church of England, Richmond, PEI, Record Book 1 pg 93 via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal ; See “Burials of John & Mary Ann”
[iv] John & Catherine Census Records - PEI Records & Archives- 1841 Canadian Census Lot 10 [West Devon] indexed copy lists “John Mooreside” Farmer, 5 males under 16, 1male 16-45, 1 female under 16, 1 female 16-45, total of 8, Church of England, 100 acre farm by written demise, Quality of Land 70 1st best; 230 3rd best, Number of arable acres 50, Last year raised : 37 bushels of wheat, 35 bushels of oats, 510 bushels of potatoes, owned 1 horse, 14 sheep, 6 “Neat Cattle”, 5 hogs, 2 people paid the own passage, 1 native of England, 1 native of Scotland, 6 natives of the island; Notes gained in the 1970’s by Alice Moreshead Grant seems to have some discrepancies with the indexed copies online – her notes state: “310 bushels of potatoes (where 1230 bushels were the total grown on the whole island)”, ” 200 acres of land in fee simple, 100 acres held in written promise with a large portion of marsh attachments” , “89 bushels of wheat”, everything else seems to be the same; 1861 Census notes from Alice Moreshead Grant’s notes state: “”John Moorshed” Lot 10 R.B. Stewart held the lease of the land which expired at what I took to be 1856, but could not be certain of the exact date as the copies was so very faint but have on hand a deed obtained from land office Charlottetown a very clear copy of the first deeds Edward Moreshead dated January 2, 1889 for 52 and 40 acres both sides of Ashton Road and by the Mary’s River, total of 92 acres of lands thus described in the lease made 1 October 1851 between David Stewart and John Moorshed said deed dated January 2, 1889 signed by Donald Ferguson Commissioner of lands in the providence of Prince Edward Island’s Victoria by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland clean defender of the faith etc. total number of family in 1861 was nine, five males, for females, all Bible Christians. West Devon United church was built as a Bible Christian chapel and 1860. Not much more is to be obtained from the Census records except the following description of land in lot 10 “
[v] Burials of John & Mary Ann: West Springfield Cemetery, PEI reads: “John Moreshead b. Jun 25 1832 d. Jan 16 1904 and his wife Mary Ann Vincent b. Jan 2 1831 d. Jan 20 1904” [Have photo from personal visit, and will say , it is extremely weathered and hard to see];
[vi] John & Mary Census Records: 1871 Canadian Census for Prince Edward Island – Did not survive; 1881 Canadian Census PEI Lot 8: Moreshead, John 48 Farmer, Mary Ann 49, Albert 17, Caroline 15, Parmenas 13, Mary 9, Robert 11, Laura 7, all Baptist, all born PEI; 1891 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John a58; Mary Ann a59, Carrie a25, Priscilla a23, Peramenus a22 , Watson a20, Minnie a6 Relative to head of family “L” [Lodger – Mary Ann would have been a53 when she was born…], Emily a19
[vii] Birth of Albert Lloyd Moreshead: PEI Records and Archives, indexed as “Albert Loyed? Moreshade” b. Nov 15 1863 bpt Jun 30 1864 by J Butcher, son of John Moreshade & Mary Ann in the United Church of O’Leary Record Book# 1 pg 47 via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159739/eventType/1
[viii] Albert L. Moreshead Marriage: Malden, MA Marriage Records Oct 2 1887 “Moreshead, Albert L.” to “McKennie, Anna J.” [actually McKinnon?]He was 24, a carpenter b. PEI, son of John & Mary A., she was “45” b. PEI dau of John & Mary L. by Benj. F. Grant, Clergyman. It seems very unlikely she was “45” – see “Annie Moreshead Marriage”
[ix] Albert L. Moreshead Death: Malden, MA Death Records : Nov 19 1887 “Moreshead, Albert L. a24y4m of Typhoid Fever, carpenter, b. PEI, son of John & Nancy A.
[x] Alberta A. Moreshead Birth: Malden, MA Birth Records May 28 1888, res in Malden dau of Albert L. & Annie J., Carpenter, both b. PEI
[xi] Albert Agatha Morshead Baptism: PEI Records & Archives: b. Jun 28 1888 in Canoe Cove bpt Oct 14 1888 by John Goodwill, dau of Albert L. Morshead & Annie McKinnon at the Free Church of Scotland Record book #1
[xii] Annie Moreshead Marriage: Malden Marriage Records: July 16 1890 Annie (McKennan) Moreshead & Geo T. Richards, both of Malden, a24 & 27, He was a Carpenter, both born PEI, son of James & Margeret, dau of John & Mary, his first, her second, by Theodore C. Pearse, Pastor, Malden.
[xiii] 1910 Census Boston, MA George T. Richards head a43 b. Canada Imm 1886 NA Mill Wright, Annie J. wife a41 m 22yrs 3ch/3lv b. Canada Imm 1885, Agatha A. a21 b. MA, Ida M. a17 b. Ma, Dorothy E.A. a8 b. MA
[xiv] Ida M. Richards Birth: Malden Birth Records “Ida M. Richards” May 25 1892, dau of George T. Richards & Anna J. McKinnon – did not look further at the record, but an image is available on familysearch.org.
[xv] Dorothy Edith Adeline Richards Birth: Boston, Ma Birth Records – Feb 28 1902, dau of George T. Richards & Anna J. McKinnon – did not look further at the record, but an image is available on familysearch.org.
[xvi] Caroline Jane Moreshead Birth: PEI Records & Archives born on Jul 29 1865 at residence on Leary Rd Lot 8, bpt Sep 8 1871 by R.W. Dyer dau of John Moreshead & Mary Ann at St. Peter’s Angelican in alberton Record Book #1 http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159743/eventType/1
[xvii] Marriage of Carrie Moreshead: Arlington, MA Dec 7 1892 “Caroline J. Morreshead” [indexed on Familysearch as “Morrishead”] to George M. Pyne, Carpenter b. Nova Scotia son of Naman [Norman?] & Jane (Germaine), She is a Domestic b. PEI dau of John & Jane (Hanson), both of Arlington, both a25, both 1st marriage by A.L. Snell of Somerville. [Honestly, I have no idea why is says that for her parents]; see Caroline J. (Moreshed) Pyne Death
[xviii] 1900 U.S. Census Cambridge Ma: 138 Washington St., Pine, George M. Head born April 1868 Nova Scotia parents born Nova Scotia immigrated 1868 in US 31 years naturalized a32 married seven years Carpenter, Carrie J born July 1865 34 one child & one living born Prince Edward Island parents born Prince Edward Island immigrated 1886 in US 14 years no occupation, Albert N. born May 1894 a6 in Massachusetts
[xix] 1910 US Census Arlington, Ma: 713 Massachusetts Ave., Pyne, George M. Head 42 married 17 years born Canada parents born Canada chauffeur private family, Caroline J age 42 one child one living born Canada parents born Canada he emigrated 1868 and is naturalized she immigrated 1890 housekeeper private family, Albert N. 15 born Massachusetts parents born Canada no occupation
[xx] Caroline J. (Moreshed) Pyne Death: Arlington, Ma Death Records: “Caroline Jane Pyne” b. Jul 28 1865 in “Nuttsford, P.E.I.” 48y7m1d d. Mar 1 1914 Housekeeper married Treated by Dr. R.D. Young, M.D. since Jan 28 1914, wife of George M. Pyne, Maiden name “Moreshed” dau of John Moreshed b. Lot 10 W. Devon, PEI, & Mary A. Vincent b. London, Eng. , Informant Mrs R.W. Halliday 23 Orient St Malden [sister, Priscilla], cod Lobar Pneumonia & Intercoatal Neuralgia, In hospital 2m3d disease contracted at 5 Jason St., Arlington, buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery Arlington, MA Undertaker A. E. Long & Son of Cambridge.
[xxi] Albert N. Pyne Death: Vermont News Thursday, August 1, 1918 St. Albans Vermont “private Albert an Pyne a member of Company C10 third machine gun Battalion was killed in France July 17. The son of George M Pyne of Bellows Falls while living in Somerville mass young Pyne was a member of: of Company K 8th Massachusetts. After coming to Bellows Falls he enlisted in Company E first Vermont served on Mexican border went overseas last September.”; Springfield Republican Tuesday, July 30, 1918; Evening Star Washington DC Monday, July 29, 1918; Watertown Daily Times Watertown New York Monday, July 29, 1918; Richmond Times Dispatch Tuesday, July 30, 1918 Richmond Virginia; Boston Herald Monday, September 12, 1921; St. Albans Daily Messenger St. Albans Vermont Wednesday, July 31, 1918; and others all via genealogybank.com
[xxii] Mary Priscilla Moreshead Birth & Baptism: PEI Records & Archives- b. Jan 2 1870 at Res Leary Rd Lot 8, batized Sep 8 1871 by R. W. Yer, dau of John Moreshead & Mary Anne at St Peters Anglican in Alberton Book 1 pg 37 via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/159780/eventType/1
[xxiii] Priscilla Census Details: 1910 US Census Malden, MA 23 Orient St Richard D. Halliday a35 b. MA P. Canada Foreman chemical worker, Mary P. a40 b. Can p. Can Imm 1889 shoe maker rubber factory 1920 US Census Malden, MA 23 Orient St. Richard D. Halliday head 45 b. MA parents b. Canada Foreman Chemical Works, Priscilla M. wife a49 b. PEI parents b. PEI Imm 1888 NA 1901 shoe maker in rubber factory; 1930 US Census Malden, MA 23 Orient St George F. Parsons 54 Imm 1898 NA b. Eng p. Eng Solicitor for monument co., Mary P/D. Parsons 60 Imm 1888 Na b. Canada p. Canada , John Shaw boarder 5y 6m; 1940 US Census Malden 23 Orient St. George Parsons a63 b. Eng same 1935 paint mixer in factory, Mary P. a70 b. Canada same 1935, Herbert Gray lodger a71 wd b. ME same 1935 interior decorator furniture store, Catherine McDonald a63 single b. Canada in Melrose 1935
[xxiv] Priscilla Marriage Richard Halliday: Arlington, MA Marriage Records June 19 1901 Richard D. Halliday a28 motorman b. Somerville, son of Wm Halliday & Eliza Smith, & Priscilla M. Moorshead a31 operative b. PEI dau of John Moorshead & Mary A. Vincent by J.V. Garton Clerg Arlington
[xxv] Marriage to George Parsons - see Priscilla Census Details & compare 1920 & 1930
[xxvi] Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, 1941 & 1944 Diaries.
[xxvii] Priscilla’s Death: Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate -1944 Diaries see May 10 1944.
[xxviii] 1881 Canadian Census PEI Lot 8: Moreshead, John 48 Farmer, Mary Ann 49, Albert 17, Caroline 15, Parmenas 13, Mary 9, Robert 11, Laura 7, all Baptist, all born PEI; 1891 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John a58; Mary Ann a59, Carrie a25, Priscilla a23, Peramenus a22 , Watson a20, Minnie a6 Relative to head of family “L” [Lodger – Mary Ann would have been a53 when she was born…], Emily a19
[xxix] John “Watson” DBurial: West Springfield Cemetery – graveston reads: In Memory of John W. son of John & Mary Ann Moorshead died May 6 1899 aet 27
[xxx] 1901 Canadian Census Lot 6 Canton
[xxxi] 1977 -1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes - compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant - copies held by Amylynne Baker-Santagate.
[xxxii] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xxxiii] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xxxiv] 1977 -1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes - compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant - copies held by Amylynne Baker-Santagate.
[xxxv] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xxxvi] 1987 Reunion Notes
[xxxvii] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xxxviii] (1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes).
[xxxix] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xl] 1977 -1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes - compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant - copies held by Amylynne Baker-Santagate.
[xli] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xlii] (per Journal Obit).
[xliii] per The Journal Pioneer obituary published Wed Dec 26 1984.
[xliv] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xlv] 1977 -1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes - compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant - copies held by Amylynne Baker-Santagate.
[xlvi] PEI Record & Archives http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
[xlvii] 1977 -1987 Moreshead Reunion Notes - compiled by Alice (Moreshead) Grant - copies held by Amylynne Baker-Santagate.
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Surname Saturday -Parmenas Wellington Moreshead & Edith "Maude" Ellis of Knutsford , PEI & Malden, MA
Many known cousins have been omitted from this sketch to protect their privacy, but they are always welcome to contact me.
Parmenas Wellington Moreshead, son of John Moreshead & Mary Ann Vincent was born on Nov 7 1868 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island, and he was baptized on Sep 8 1871 in Alberton, PEI[i]. He married Edith "Maud" Ellis daughter of Robert Douglas Ellis and Elizabeth "Melinda" Rogers on Nov 29 1893 in Cambridge, MA[ii]. Edith was born on Jun 17 1871 in Ellerslie, PEI, and was baptized Dec 19 1883 in Port Hill, PEI[iii].
Just after Parmenas & Maud married they removed to Nova Scotia for a brief time which is evidenced by the births of their oldest children Wilson & Dorothy. By 1901 they returned to live on the John Moreshead Family Homestead in Knutsford Prince Edward Island, and remained until about 1912 or so when they moved to McNeill’s Mills, PEI. In 1917 Edith & most of the children immigrated to Malden, MA to join Parmenas & their older sister Dorothy, as well as many unts, uncles & cousins. No doubt, it had to be difficult life for Maud. It seems at least part of the time, she was working a farm & raising the kids alone. So beautiful in the younger picture of her and yet the lines of decades beyond her are engraved in a mere 24 years.
Parmenas was not a farmer in his heart and struggled with a lot of aspects surrounding it according family & people who I met that knew him when I was a child. I believe it is safe to say, he traveled back & forth to Massachusetts in an effort to pursue work that would let him escape the life of a farmer. Maud implies on the 1917 Passenger List (noted in more detail in the endnotes) that as early as 1890 she would visit in Cambridge. Priscilla, his sister, & the informant on his death record, states that he had resided in the Malden area for 35 years. This places his original arrival in about 1888. Despite this, it must not have been fulltime as he has not been found on a directory that early.
He died on Nov 1 1923 in Malden Ma of a cerebral hemorrhage which was compounded by exhaustion. He was buried on Nov 4 1923 in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, Ma. not far from the gazebo[iv]. Maud died on Feb 18 1928 in Malden Ma from the effects of a stroke, and was also buried in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, Ma[v]. Census details for Parmenus & his family can be found here[vi]. The passenger record details of Maud & many of the children immigrating can be found here[vii].
Parmenas & Edith “Maud” had the following children:
1. Wilson Miles Moreshead was born on 24 Jun 1896 in Lower Stewiake, Nova Scotia, although there are some discrepancies on the birthdates recorded on the censuses[viii]. According to the 1901 Census, he was born on his grandfather John Moreshead’s birthday.
Wilson served in WWI in the Canadian Army & although the complete record has not arrived yet, we know he signed his Attestation Paper on Apr 5, 1918 and that he arrived home from Witley Camp Surrey, England in Sept 1919[ix]. He never married or had children.
Evidently, he had a lot of psycholgical difficulties, perhaps because of his experience in the war, or some other reason. We do not know. Clearly, he had a difficult life whatever the reasons. The 1930 census shows he was in Danvers State Hospital at age 33. It states he came to US in 1916 at age 21 and was not naturalized[x]. He was not located on the 1940 Census, but it is implied on his death record that he was in the Metropolitan State Hospital in Lexington/Waltham, MA for 1y5m6d which calculates to Apr 11 1940.
He died on Sep 17 1941 in Lexington, Ma. The record states Wilson Miles Moreshead was formerly a resident at 55 No Milton St Malden, which was his sister Dorothy's address at the time. The cause of death appears to be suffocation via the inhalation of dirt, perhaps after falling from a tractor. He was found dead in field where he had been working[xi]. My grandmother’s 1941 Diary reads, Sep 17 1941: “ At noon to-day Roy & Dorothy came & told me my brother Wilson passed away. He was only 45 years old June 24th. Poor fellow he got very little out of life.” Sept 18, 1941 [Dorothy] “ & I & Ed went to see Wilson he looked fine. I feel a lot better over it now as he is so much better off.” Sept 19 1941 “In the evening Dorothy, Roy, Clara, Everett, Jessie, Jimmy & Thelma, Ed & I all went to see Wilson. We found out he didn’t die of a heart attack, his death was an accident, afterward they all came here for coffee.” Sept 20 1941 “This afternoon Wilson was buried. The service was lovely. The new minister Mr Buzzell is very nice. It was a private funeral just the members of the family. Poor fellow he is at peace now.”
He was buried in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden, Ma. His grave was unmarked except by flowers I planted for a few years, but my mother got him a stone. It is lot 515 relatively near Edward & Gladys Stevenson’s grave which is on the far right side of the cemetery near the corner. Wilson’s is about 50' away on the other side of the little road & gate.
2. Mary Melinda "Dorothy/Dot" Moreshead was born on 25 Dec 1897 in Lower Stewiake, Nova Scotia[xii]. Mary married Roy Milligan on May 4 1918[xiii]. He was the brother of Claude who married Dorothy’s sister Orrell.
Dorothy & Roy‘s Massachusetts Census details can be found here[xiv]. They removed to Northwood, NH about 1941[xv]. He died in 1981; she died on 17 Jan 1995 in Northwood, NH and they were buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Northwood, NH[xvi].
3. Clara Lousie Moreshead was born on 25 Dec 1899 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island[xvii]. Clara married Stedman or Steadman Harpell, son of Issac Harpell & Susan M. Byers on Jun 23 1926 in Nashua, NH, although they were both residents of Everett, MA at the time[xviii]. In 1930 they lived in Malden with their two sons[xix], and by 1940 she is a widow, back in Everett with her young sons[xx]. Due to this, it is certain he died between1930-40, although the exact date is not known to me at this time. Clara, or as she was called later in life, Claire, began dating Everett P. Towers sometime before Christmas of 1940, as it is mentioned in Gladys Stevenson’s Diary that he gave her “a lovely watch for Christmas also an Electrolux Vacuum cleaner”[xxi]. They were married in Kingston, NH Apr 5 1942, and according to that rcord he was the son of Jesse Towers of Connecticut & his late wife Zilpha Phillips[xxii].
“Aunt Clara” as I knew her, always made me smile. She was such a bright, funny & fashionable woman I just loved it when she visited. In one of the letters written to my mother, which I now have, she recalled the trip from the island to Massachusetts in 1917[xxiii].
It states in part:
“we left Bourden on the Ferry, arrived at Cape Formentine N.B., took the train from there to St. John’s N. B. stayed there overnight, it was in the middle of World War I, we had to go to the immigration office to be interviewed to find out if we were of German descent, then we traveled by train to Vinceboro, Maine from there to North Station, Mass. We were met by Dorothy and my dad. The trip was exciting. Gladys and I flirted with all the young Canadian soldiers, they bought us bars of candy (big deal) then, they were so handsome we sat away in back of my mother who was busy attending to the four younger ones. We had a ball until she looked back & found us sitting with the soldiers, she promptly came back, took us out of the seat, sat us in front of her, there we stayed until we got to the next train. Was our faces red, no fooling around in those days, all our fun came to us screeching hault.
We were happy going into a new life, meeting new people and spreading our wings - we were real hicks from the farm. I loved being brought up on a farm, never a headache, or worry, lots of good food etc. with friendly kind caring people. I wouldn’t exchange that part of my life for anything, but when I started to get the boy flirting stage and thoughts of getting married one day, I did not want to be a farmer’s wife. I wanted a City guy and a dab of perfume behind my ear instead of the smell of horse and cow manure. But I have always been a country girl at heart. I love the wide open spaces and good country fresh air, that is why I love living in Woolwich, Me, every time we go shopping we pass many open fields with cows and horses, reminds me of PEI. We live in the country part of Woolwich there are some lovely roads with beautiful houses, many doctors, and well of people, but not near us at all, we love the real country part so quiet and peaceful.”
Sometime after Everett’s death Nov 13 1972 in Lynnfield, MA where they had lived for many years[xxiv]. Claire moved to Woolwich, ME before 1984 and died Jan 1 1989[xxv].
4. Mildred "Gladys" Moreshead believed without doubt she was born on 20 Dec 1901[xxvi]. Sadly there aren't church or government records of her birth, and it is the same case with some of her siblings as well. The church where she & some of her siblings were baptized, located in Knutford burned down at one point and all the records were lost. In addition, government records were not required to be filed on PEI until 1906. The earliest record available for her is the 1911 Census which states Dec 1902, and it also seems to imply many of her sibling's births are possibly off by a year. It had definitely been a problem for her during her life. Her naturalization papers also state Dec 20 1902, because of this Social Security insisted she was born in 1902 & made her wait a the extra year for benefits, because she could not prove she was born in 1901.
Gladys married Edward Thomas Stevenson of Everett, Ma in Jan of 1923. He died Feb 12 1962[xxvii]. She passed away on Feb 11 1976[xxviii].
5. Minnie "Irene" Moreshead was born on Dec 12 1903 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island and married Arthur Peters[xxix]. They resided in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and she died after Feb 1976[xxx]. Very little is known about her. I would really love to connect with her descendants and share some pictures I have of her & her children.
6. Iva Eunice Moreshead was born on Nov 24 1905 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island[xxxi].
Iva married Waldorf Flateau between 1920-1925,probably in Massachusetts [xxxii]. They lived
at 17 Fremont St in Malden in 1930[xxxiii]. She died May 5 1956 after a long illness[xxxiv]. He died suddenly at age 60 after 1956[xxxv].
7. Orrell Irma Moreshead was born on Jun 7 1908 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island[xxxvi].
She married Claud Milligan of McNeil’s Mills who was the brother of Dorothy’s husband
Roy[xxxvii]. She died June 11, 1955 where she resided in Halifax, NS after a long battle with
breast cancer[xxxviii]. Claude died in 1973 & they are buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax,
8. Jessie Helen Moreshead was born on Nov 23 1913 in MacNeills Mil, PEI[xl]. Jessie married
Frederick Frech, and they lived in Newton, MA[xli]. She died Mar 3 2001 in Concord, MA[xlii].
This is a poem written about the road they lived on in Knutsford, PEI:
The O’Leary Road
By Luke Hughes c1840
‘Tis forty years I think or more
Since I have walked this road before
How lonely then, how dark and still,
For silence reigned on vale and hill.
Tall birch and beech from either side
Hung o’er the road their branches wide.
No sign was there of man’s abode
On all that long O’Leary Road.
The prowling fox and vagrant bear
Long claimed a wild dominion there.
Now woods and wilds have all been cleared;
The fox and bear have disappeared
And passing years have changed the scene
From forest wild to meadows green.
The reaper and the iron plough
Proclaim ‘tis man’s dominion now.
And o’er the large and larger plains
Are spreading fields of ripening grains.
The woods are gone and in their room
Large clover fields and orchards bloom.
The farmer’s toil is well repaid;
To guide the plough his chosen trade.
His sprightly team well-groomed and fed;
His chosen seed with system spread.
To native thrift with practice skilled,
The grateful soil abundance yields.
And me, its merits marks are well bestowed,
For plenty crowns O’Leary Road.
O’Leary Road, by Luke Hughes, Lot 11-was submitted to the Island Farmer from West Devon c 1840, republished in 1992 “Threads of the Past, A History of O’Leary, PEI 1837” a book written by the O’Leary Women’s Shaw Institute. This information c/o “Community of O’Leary” website, a special thanks to Bev Shaw for finding the original source citations for me.
Copyright - Amylynne Baker-Santagate, NHGenealogist.com
[i] Parmenus Birth & Baptism: PEI Records & Archives Permenas Wellington Moreshead born Nov 7 1867 on O’Leary Rd Lot 8 Bapt Sep 8 1871 son of John Moreshead & Mary Ann by R.W. Yer at St. Peters Anglican in Alberton Book 1 Pg 37 via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal/ ;
[ii] Marriage of Parmenas & Maud: Cambridge, MA Marriage Records: “Parmenas W. Morshead” & “E. Maud Ellis” Nov 29 1893 in Cambridge, a26 & a23, Carpenter, nurse, both b. PEI, son of John [Morshead] & Mary Vincent, dau of Robert D. [Ellis] & Melinda Rogers, by Charles F. Re??? of Cambridge [page ripped] NEHGS Vol 434 Pg 129
[iii] Edith Maud Ellis Birth: PEI Records & Archives Edith Maud Ellis b. Jun 17 1871 in Ellerslie Bapt Dec 19 1883, dau of Robert douglas Ellis & Elizabeth Melinda, by H. Harper in Angelican Church of Port Hill Book 1 Pg 90 via http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal/
[iv] Parmenas Death: Malden, MA Death Records: “Parmenas Wellington Moreshead” of 341 Eastern Ave, res of Malden for 35 years, male, white, married, husb o Edith Maude Moorshead, a55y11m24d, Occ Farmer [not really], b. PEI, son of John Moreshead b. Pei & Mary A. Vincent b. PEI d. 7am on Nov 1 1923, first saw Dr. Clarence H. Staples of Malden on Oct 28 1923, no operation, buried in Forsetdale Cemetery on Nov 4 1923 Undertaker Thos. F. Hill & Son of Malden, Informant Mrs P.D. Halliday of 23 Orient St. [sister]
[v] Edith Maud Death: Malden, MA Death Records: “Edith M. Moreshead” of 55 North Milton St. Malden, MA female white widowed wife of Parmenas Moreshead, 57y8m1d b. PEI dau of Robert D. Ellis b. PEI & Matilda Rogers b. PEI, Informant Gladys Stevenson of 55 North Milton St Malden, d. 3am Feb 18 1928, First seen by Dr. Chas S. J. MacNeil on Dec 14 1927 cause Valvular Heart Disease & Chronic Bright’s Disease, duration 1y2m [Dec 1926?], buried in Forestdale Cemetery Feb 20 1828 Undertaker A.J. Cowan of Malden.; Gladys Moreshead Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, Gladys Stevenson Scrapbook Newspaper clipping, no date or publication “Mrs Edith M. Moreshead Mrs Edith M. widow of Parmenas W. Moreshead, 55 No. Milton st passed away at three this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Roy H. Milligan after a long illness following a paralytic shock, aged 57 years. The deceased was a native of Ellerslie PEI and had resided here 11 years. The burial will be at Forest Dale. Besides Mrs Mulligan she also leaves six other daughters, Mrs Steadman Harpell 52 Fairview ave, Mrs Edw Stevenson of Everett, Mrs Wallace Flateau of Dorchester, Mrs Claude Milligan, Mrs Arthur Peters of Halifa, NS, Miss Jessie Moreshead and one son Wilson M. Moreshead.”, also Malden News "25 years Ago Today" published Feb 18 1953;
[vi] Census Details: 1871 Canadian Census for Prince Edward Island – Did not survive; 1881 Canadian Census PEI Lot 8: Moreshead, John 48 Farmer, Mary Ann 49, Albert 17, Caroline 15, Parmenas 13, Mary 9, Robert 11, Laura 7, all Baptist, all born PEI; 1891 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John a58; Mary Ann a59, Carrie a25, Priscilla a23, Peramenus a22 , Watson a20, Minnie a6 Relative to head of family “L” [Lodger – Mary Ann would have been a53 when she was born…], Emily a19;1901 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 John b. Jun 24 1833 a68 Head, Mary A. b. Dec 29 [27?] 1832 a69 Wife, Pernenus Nov 7 1864 a34 Son, Maud Jun 17 1872 a29 Daughter, Wilson M. Jun 24 1897 a4 Son, Mary M. Dec 25 [?] 1888 [1898?] a3 “G. Daughter”, Clara b. Dec 25 1899 a1“G. Daughter”, Minnie b. Jul 29 1884? a16[?] Daughter; 1911 Census Lot 6 Phenemas Moreshead Nov 1868 a43, Maud E. Jun 1872 a38, Willson Jun 1896 a14, Mary M. Dec 1898 a12, Clara L. Dec 1900 a10, Gladas Dec 1902 a8, Minnie Dec 1904 a6, Iva Nov 1906 a4, Orrel Jun 1908 a2; 1920 US Census Malden, MA; Medford St January 6 & 7, 1920 Parmeneus W. age 57 Imm. 1916 Not Na B: PEI English same for parents Carpenter; Maud E. a47; Wilson M. a23 Cutter in ? Factory;nClara L. a20 Wrapper Chocolate Factory; Gladys M a18 Packer Chocolate Factory; Minnie I a16; Iva E. a14, Orrell a11; Jessie H. a6; By the 1930 Census both Parmenas & Maud have passed away.
[vii] Passenger List: Moreshead Maude a45 b. Ellerslie 5’6” grey hazel, Clara L. a17 b. O’Leary 5’3” brown hazel, Gladys M. a14 b. O’Leary brown blue, Minnie I. a12 b. O’Leary brown blue, Iva E. a8 b. O’Leary brown green, Orrell J. a6 b. O’Leary brown green, Jessie M. a3 b. McNeil’s Mills light hair blue, Last residence McNeils Mills, nearest relative Mother- Mrs Robert D. Ellis Poplar Grove PEI, final destination Malden, by whom was passage paid? 54.00 on her, has she ever been to US before? Yes various times since 1890 Cambridge & various places, last departed from US Sep 1913, Husband & father Permenas 138 Pierce St Malden, MA, Clara also came with her mother to Cambridge in 1901, no one else had gone before, landed in St John Apr 28 1917
[viii] Wilson Birth Jun 24 1896 seems to be the most consistent date, although a baptism has not been found in Nova Scotia; 1901 Census b. Jun 24 1897; 1911 Census b. Jun 1896; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, 1941 Diary states: “To-day is my brother’s birthday he is forty six [crossed out] five . 1920 Census implies 1896; Death Record calculates to June 24 1896 [see below]
[ix] Wilson Military History: Attestation Paper - Canadian Library & Archives via http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=205668&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=m9f1qpei6dpin2eit65tm1rr52 Morshead, Wilson Miles Reg Num 3034646, Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6423-28, Date of birth Jun 24 1896, Signed Apr 5 1918, trade druggist employee, Canadian Passenger Lists via Ancestry.com - Sept 14 1919 Vessel Minnekahada Port of arrival Halifax, Nova Scotia Port of Departure Southampton, England Roll T-14797 Nominal Roll Witley Camp Surrey, Eng. Number: 3034646, Rank: Pte, Name: Morshead, Wilson, West or Corps: ??, Unit: 12 ResOrig Unit: 1D, Cat: A, Occup Group: 7, Next of Kin: Father Relig: bapt, Place of Res: Malden, MA Remarks: [none]; Sept 25 1919 Boarder Crossing via ancestry.com [very bad copy] Wilson M. Mooreshead, Arrival Vanceboro, ME b. stewaicke a23, last resi McNiels Mills, PEI, Uncle Robert McNaught, Dest Malden, Ma Father- Parmenas 149 Porter St; Oct 1919 Boarder Crossing via ancestry.com Morshead, Wilson M. a23, laborer, last res, McNeils Mills Robt McNaught McNeills Mills PEI , destination Malden; http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/history-from-police-archives/RB1/Pt2/pt2WitleyCamp.html
[x] 1930 U.S. Census Danvers, Mass: April 22, 1930, Moreshead, Wilson M. , Male, white, age 33, single, born Canada, parents born Canada, language English, Imm 1916.
[xi] Wilson Moreshead Death & Burial: Lexington, MA Death Records: Wilson Miles Moreshead Res 55 No Milton St Malden, Length of stay at Hosp or Insts: Metropolitan 1y5m6d, male white, single, 45y 2m 24d, occ none, b. Lower Stewyiacue, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fa: Parmenas Moreshead b. O’Leary, PEI, Mo: Maud Ellis b. Ellersley, PEI, Informant Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA, d. Sep 17 1941, suffication, inhalation of dirt, found dead in field, was working, there was an autopsy, , buried Forestdale on Sep 20 1941, funeral director Colin H. Dennis, 144 Salem St, Malden
[xii] Mary Melinda “Dorothy” Moreshead Birth Dec 25 1897 in Lower Steiake, Nova Scotia; 1901 Canadian Census PEI Mary M. Dec 25 1888[?] a3; 1911 Canadian Census PEI Mary M. Dec 1898 a12; [She did not come with others in 1917]; Border Crossings from Canada to US via ancestry.com Dorothy Milligan arrival date October 3, 1923 Port of arrival Vanceboro Maine, departure contact on Mrs. Robert Hardy, age 26, born about 1897 birthplace Lower Stewacki, Nova Scotia, residents Malden Mass. Children with her: Thelma two – three years US-born Stanley one year three months US-born. Dorothy M Milligan Death Jan 17 1995 in Northwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire per Social Security death Index born December 25, 1897 issued Massachusetts; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, Gladys Stevenson Scrapbook -Memorial & Obituary photo #P1070155;Dorothy & Roy Burial Buried Pinegrove Cemetery in Northwood, NH; Find a Grave: per photo of stone: Roy H. Dr. May 23 1897-Mar 18 1981 & Dorothy Dec 25 1897 – Jan 17 1995;
[xiii] Dorothy Marriage to Roy Milligan: Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, Glady’s Stevenson’s Scrapbook Photo P1060341 “Roy Milligan’s observed golden anniversary” article states “Mr. and Mrs. Milligan were married in the home of Mrs. Milligan’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Moreshed in Malden Mass. May 4, 1918 by the late Rev. David Lockrow pastor of Tremont Temple in Boston” It also states the have lived in Northwood 27 years; Marriage bet. 1910-1920 per the 1920, & 1930 U.S. Census which states married at ages 21 and 20 calc. to 1918; A marriage record was not found on family search or NEHGS, but NEHGS had zero marriage records for Malden in 1918, & Family Search only had 66.
[xiv] 1920 U.S. Census Malden Massachusetts 49 Wigglesworth St., Roy H Milligan 23 born Canada leather worker leather factory, Dorothy 22 born Nova Scotia immigration 1917 machine operator rubber factory; Moved to No. Milton St before 1928 when her mom died at her house- see “Edith Maud Death”; 1930 U.S. Census Malden Massachusetts 54 N. Milton St., Roy H Milligan age 32 married at age 21 born Canada parents born Canada, Dorothy Milligan age 32 born Canada parents born Canada, Thelma Milligan age 9 born Massachusetts parents born Canada, Roy Milligan Junior age 8 born Massachusetts parents born Canada, Romayne Milligan a0 born Massachusetts parents born Canada, states she immigrated 1914, he emigrated 1916; Moved from No. Milton St. between 1935-1940; 1940 U.S. Census Melrose Massachusetts 129 Penny Rd., Roy H Milligan age 42 born Canada 1935 Malden steel cutter and a foundry, Dorothy M wife age 42 born Canada Thelma J. 19 born Massachusetts, Roy H Junior age 18 born Massachusetts, D. Romayne 10 born Massachusetts, Steadman G. 8 born Massachusetts
[xv] See “Dorothy Marriage to Roy Milligan”
[xvi] Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, Gladys Stevenson Scrapbook-Memorial & Obituary photo #P1070155;Dorothy & Roy Burial Buried Pinegrove Cemetery in Northwood, NH; Find a Grave: per photo of stone: Roy H. Dr. May 23 1897-Mar 18 1981 & Dorothy Dec 25 1897 – Jan 17 1995;
[xvii] Clara Louise Morshead Birth Dec 25 1899 1920 US Census Malden, MA; January 6 & 7, 1920 Clara L. a20 Wrapper Chocolate Factory; 1901 Canadian Census PEI Lot #8 Clara b. Dec 25 1899 a1“G. Daughter” 1911 Census Lot 8 Clara L. Dec 1900 a10; Passenger List: Clara L. a17 b. O’Leary 5’3” brown hazel, Clara also came with her mother to Cambridge in 1901; Also see endnotes for Clara’s Marriages & Death.
[xviii] Clara Moreshed Marriage NH Vital Records: to Steadman E. Harpell Jun 23 1926 in Nashua, NH, both residents of Everett mass, groom 28 bride 26 both white groom is a chauffeur bride is a mill operator both born Canada first marriage for both intention filed June 16, 1926 married by AJ Archibald of Nashua New Hampshire minister, groom’s father Isaac of Everett mass age 62 white occupation real estate birthplace Canada mother Susan M Byers of Everett mass age 63 white homemaker born Canada, bride’s father Parmenas of Malden Mass. 56 white laborer born Canada mother Edith Ellis of Malden Mass. 56 white homemaker born Canada;
[xix] 1930 U.S. Census Malden Mass: Bennett Street with his parents Isaac and Susan M and their daughter O. Pearl list Steadman E 32 born Canada chauffeur, Clara L 30 born Canada, Steadman 3 born Massachusetts, Earl W8 months born Massachusetts, Carl E border 28 born Canada
[xx] 1940 U.S. Census Everett Mass 12 Carlson St., Clara L Harpell head 39 widow, S. Carl 13, Earl 10
Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, 1941 Diary. See Jan 2 1941.
[xxii] Clara Marriage: NH Vital Records Everett P. Towers of Everett Ma a47 divorced 2nd marriage Machinist b. N.B. Canada, son of Jesse Towers of CT a73 Living Mechanic b. N.B. Canada, & Zilpha Phillips a 73 dead b. N.B. Canada to Clara Harpell of Everett, MA a41 widowed 2nd marriage housewife b. PEI dau of Parmenas Moreshead of Malden, MA a58 dead b. PEI & Maude Ellis a56 dead b. PEI . Intention Apr 5 1942, in Kingston, NH by Raymond G. Clapp
[xxiii] Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, loose papers from Gladys Stevenson’s Scrapbook- Letter from Claire Towers to Marion Baker dated Sept 21 1987, Images P1070158-P1070161
[xxiv] Everett Birth & Death: Social Security Death Index b. Aug 19 1894 d. Nov. 1972, Last Res Lynnfield, MA; Boston Herald, Wednesday Nov 15 1972 pg 18, obituary “Towers – in Lynnfield, suddenly, Nov 13, Everett P. husband of Clara L (Morshed) Towers of 928 Main Street.” via GenealogyBank.com;
[xxv] Clara death - Jan 1 1989 Bath, ME - SS Death Index Clara L. Towers b. Dec 25 1899 d. Jan1 1989 last Res Woolwich, ME; Maine Death Index via ancestry.com Clara L. Towers a89 Jan 1 1989; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate, Scrapbook Memorial Image P1070157
[xxvi] Mildred "Gladys" Moreshead Per the Gladys Moreshead Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate: Her 1941 Diary on Dec 20 She states “To-day is my birthday. I am 40 years old. Where does the time go?” Her 1944 Diary on Dec 20 she states “To-day is my birthday. I am 43.” Her 1949 Diary Dec 20 states “My birthday! I’m 48 yrs old. Feel one hundred right now. My cold is terrible. ” Her 1950 Diary Dec 20 states” “A ‘big day’ in here. Eddie brought me a beautiful birthday cake. Oh yes, today I am 49” Her 1951 Diary Dec 20 To-day is my 50th birthday.“ Her 1952 Diary – Dec 20, “My 51st birthday. “ ; 1920 Census a18; 1930 Census a28 ;1940 Census a38; Passenger List says a14 in April 1917; Naturalization Record says Dec 20 1902. In a letter dated Jan 27th 1964 J. Watson MacNaught (a cousin & Federal Cabinet Minister) seemed to have been trying to secure proof of her age as well, as he responded to her sister Dot’s request to locate a record for her, however I don’t believe he was ever able to secure one. In another letter dated Sept 13 1985 Dept of Health & Human Services Division of Vital Statistics in Prince Edward Island, it states they could not locate a record for her birth. In addition, a more recent search of the PEI Public Archives and Records Office online holding turned up nothing for or her siblings.
[xxvii] Edward Stevenson Death Feb 12 1962 Gladys Moreshead Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate:Image P107130 & 131
[xxviii] Gladys Death: Feb 11 1976 Personal Family Knowledge; Social Security Death Index: b. Dec 20 1902 d. Feb 1976, Last Res. No. Reading, MA
[xxix] Minnie Irene Mooreshead Dec 12 1903 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island – Date is derived from family knowledge but unsure who’s, 1911 Census Lot 6 Minnie Dec 1904 a6; 1920 US Census Malden, MA; Medford St January 6 & 7, 1920 Minnie I a16; Passenger List: Minnie I. a12 b. O’Leary brown blue; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate– Hand written family note written by Gladys before 1970 with family information “Minnie m: Arthur Peters – children”, there are also pictures of Minnie & her children;
[xxx] See”Orrell’s Death”; Also she is on the Halifax Tax List under "Irene" in 1972 available via Ancestry.com; Glady's Obit Feb 1976 Image P1060347;
[xxxi] Iva Eunice Birth Nov 25 1906 in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island, year calculated from obituary -see “Iva’s Death”; Date is derived from family knowledge but unsure who’s, 1911 Census Lot 6 Iva Nov 1906 a4; 1920 US Census Malden, MA; Medford St January 6 & 7, 1920 Iva E. a14; Passenger List: Iva E. a8;
[xxxii] Iva Marriage: Did not find their marriage record, but must’ve been married between 1920 in 1925 according to the 1920 Census when she was single & Ronald’s birth in 1925;
[xxxiii] 1930 US Census Malden, MA : 17 Fremont St., Waldorf Flateau 31 married at 25 b. New Jersey father born France mother born Germany chauffeur, Iva 24 married at 18 born Canada, Ronald 4 born Massachusetts, Wendell 0 born Massachusetts
[xxxiv] Iva’s Death: Malden Directory page 255 “Flateau Iva E (Mrs. Waldorf) died May 5, 1956”; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate Gladys Scrapbook Obit no date See photo P1060441 [a50 1956] “Iba E. (Moreshead) Flateau, wife of Waldorf A. Flateau of 51 Forest Street”, “She was 50 years old”, “Leaves three sisters”- Gladys, Clara & Dorothy. One might think that means Orrell, Minnie & Jesse have already died – but they had not & were most likely left out completly by accident. Wally had his hands full with young children & Minnie & Orrell were in Canada, and while Jessie was in the state she was not nearby; see “Orrell’s Death”
[xxxv] Waldorf Death - Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate Gladys Scrapbook Obit no date See photo P1060441
[xxxvi] Orrell Irma Birth Date calculated from obit – see “Orrell’s Death” ; 1911 Census Lot 6 Orrel Jun 1908 a2; 1920 US Census, Malden, MA, Orrell a11; Passenger List: Orrell J. a6 b. O’Leary brown green; see also “Orrell’s Death”
[xxxvii] Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate– Hand written family note written by Gladys before 1970 with family information, as well as extensive family knowledge of Gladys’ 3 daughters.
[xxxviii] Orrell’s Death: 1908-1956 per gravestone- Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia via ancestry.com uploaded by DeborahandFrederick who originally shared the photo of their gravemarker publically.; Gladys (Moreshead) Stevenson Archive Collection in the possession of Amylynne Baker-Santagate Gladys Scrapbook Obit no date -see photo P1060438 & 440 “June 11, four days after her 48th birthday”, she leaves 5 sisters – Dorothy, Clara, “Mrs M. Irene Peters of Halifax, NS” , Jesse & Gladys, “another sister Iva Flateau of Forest Street, passed away on May 5th.
[xxxix] Claude Death: b. 1905-1973 per gravestone- Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia via ancestry.com uploaded by DeborahandFrederick who originally shared the photo of their gravemarker publically.
[xl] Jessie Helen Birth Nov 23 1913 in MacNeills Mil, PEI. 1920 US Census in Malden, Ma Jessie H. a6; By the 1930 Census both Parmenas & Maud have passed away. Passenger List: Jessie M. a3 b. McNeil’s Mills light hair blue; also see “Jesse’s Death”
[xli] 1940 U.S. Census Newton, Massachusetts Berkeley St., Frederick G Freck 37, Jesse 26, Carol 6, lived in the same place in 1935 he was a Linotype operator in a printing company
[xlii] Jessie’s Death: Mass Death Index d. Mar 3 2001 in Concord, MA; Social Security Index b. Nov 23 1913 d. Mar 3 2001; Did not find obituary on GenealogyBank.com or Boston Globe
Copyright Amylynne Baker-Santagate, NHGenealogist.com
Edward Thomas Stevenson
Mildred "Gladys" Moreshead
met on Labor Day, Sept 4 1922 in Revere, MA.
Locals in the suburbs of Boston, they had both gone to
kaloop around the local hot spot at the time
known as Revere Beach.
My grandmother would often say
"We met on the Merry-Go-Round
& we've been going around together ever since!"
via - http://reverebeach.com/history/
"Carousels provided thousands of children and adults with endless hours of music along the boulevard. Hurley’s Hurdlers, the Rough Riders, The Teddy Bear Merry Go Round and of course, The Hippodrome Carousel, were all magical places to visit.
The Hippodrome originally built in 1903, had a platform that displayed three Carousel horses abreast; it was later extended to showcase five abreast making it one of a kind. The organ music of the two Gavioli organs can still be heard with the memory of this majestic carousel which operated until May 1973. Wonderland Park, Revere Beach’s Mystic City by the Sea, was America’s foremost self-contained amusement park. Conceived in 1905, it opened in 1906. Some people believe it to be the inspiration behind the Disney theme parks of today. The similarities are striking."
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy