Surname Registry – G

Surnames are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the first letter of the name you are researching.


GABRIEL – Alexander, b. 1877, d. 25-Mar-18, Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Barb Reid Oct-01

GARVIN – Helen B., b. 1877, d. 1964, Amherst, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Donald J. Reid Nov-05

GATES – Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Marilyn Bennett Apr-01

GELLING – Isle of Mann & Germany
Submitted by Carl O.Demings Aug-01

GEORGE – Peter, b. 1805, d. 1879, bur: Hastings, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Moira Lawrence Oct-02

GILLIS – Roderick, b. ca.1790’s, d. abt.1870’s, Gulf Shore, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Carolyn Moore Jan-05

Roderick Gillis (ca 1790’s-1870’s) Christina (McLeod) Gillis (ca.1800-19 Dec 1866) buried McDonald Cemetery on the Gulf Shore Road.

River John, Wallace, Gulf Shore, Pugwash, near Little River

Angus 1819-1901 M. Lucilla Patton
Donald ca. 1820-1851 M. Janet Waugh remarried James Stewart
George Gordon 1822-1904 M.Rosanna Akerly
John 1827-? M. Jane Unknown
Annie 1829-1919 M. John Reid – John Glen
Alexander 1831-1906 M. Hannah Akerly
James no data
Henriette 1835-1894 M. William O’Brien
Murdock 1836-1882 M. Christina McDonald
Catherine (Kitty) 1837-1893? M. Ralph Thompson

Seeking burial place of Roderick Gillis the patriarch.

Carolyn Gillis Moore

GILMOUR/ GILMORE – James, b. 14 Nov 1809, d. 24 Jan 1856, Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Noel Gilmour Ferre Apr-06

Born Scotland died Amherst, NS

GILROY – Barnabas, Maccan, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Sheldon Furlong Mar-01

Submitted by Tillie Becker Nov-09

Looking for parents of John Glenn b.1811 d.1919married to Annie Gillis reid 1831 d.1919 Pugwash NS

GLENN – John & Annie, b. ca.1830, Pugwash, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Tillie Becker Jul-03

searching for Annie Glenn’s maiden name. b.1831 d.about 1919. Married to John Glenn. Children: Christina(Tena) Janet Ann, Albert and others. Lived in Pugwash.

GOOD/GOODE – George, b. ca.1891, Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Terry Goode Mar-02

GOODEN – Samuel, b. 1801, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Bryan L. Gooden Aug-15

GOODEN, Samuel, b.1801 NS, m. Sarah Haywood/Hayward? b. 1804 NB. Children: William, b.1822 NS, Samuel, b.1829 NS, Mary Anne, b.29 July 1830, Benjamin, b.1834 NS. 4 more children b. in Enniskillen, Ontario : Henry, Catherine, Hiram and my ggf, Oscar. I know there were a number of Goodens listed in Cumberland County Censuses and I am trying to establish a link with my Gooden line. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bryan L. Gooden of Nanaimo, BC

GOULD – George Albert, b. abt.1871, d. aft 1899,
Submitted by Bernie Bradner Nov-10

GOULD – George Arthur, b. Sept 3 1896, d. Oct 16 1950, Springhill, NS
Submitted by Bernie Bradner Nov-10

GOULD – Israel, b. 1832, d. aft.1881, Amherst, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Bernie Bradner Apr-05

Bishop – Gould – Harrison – Yeates

I am researching descendants of William C. Bishop
Born 1847 place unknown
Married Amelia Lambert abt 1872
Lived in Amherst NS
Died 1922


I am researching descendants of Israel Gould
Born 1832 Place Unknown
Married Annie Gorey abt 1856
may have lived in Amherst, NS
Died after 1881


I am researching descendants of Joshua Lovell Harrison.
Born 1829 Lower Maccan
Married Melissa Betts 1868
Lived in Maccan, NS
Died 1898


I am researching William Thomas Yeates born 1852 in Cheltemham England.

Married Mary Ann Bradner in 1878
Lived in Amherst NS after 1889
Died 1928

Bernie Bradner
Web page address:

GOULD – Loring Reed, b. 1877, Nova Scotia
Submitted by E. Hallowell Mar-03

GOULD (DOIRON) – Paul Joseph, b. 1862, d. 1942, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Peter Chapman Jan-06

GOW – John, b. c.1795, d. bef.1873, Parrsboro, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Ronald N. Gowe May-05

Name: John GOW

Birth: abt 1795
Death: bef 1873 Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., NS
Father: GOW
Marriage: 27 Apr 1816 St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro

Spouse: Margaret TATE (TAIT)

Birth: 1797 Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., NS
Death: 12 Jun 1873 Diligent River, Cumberland Co., NS
Father: William TATE (TAIT) (~1775-?)
Mother: Margaret (MARRIED TATE/TAIT) (~1775-?)


1 M: William Edward GOW
Birth: 1823 Diligent River, Cumberland Co., NS
Death: ?
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth DEAN
Marriage: 12 Apr 1873 Cumberland Co., NS
Spouse: Sarah Maria ???
Marriage: bef 1852

2 F: Rosamond GOW
Birth: 8 May 1831 Cumberland Co., NS
Death: ?
Spouse: Robert KNOWLTON
Marriage: 29 May 1849 Cumberland Co., NS
3 M: Ansel Wells GOW
Birth: 15 Jan 1837 Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., NS
Death: 21 Jan 1908
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth ROOP
Marriage: 7 Mar 1865 Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS
Spouse: Mary E. SMITH (DEAN)
Marriage: 1873 Cumberland Co., NS

Last Modified: 3 May 2005
Created: 18 May 2005
I am Ron Gowe, 4824 Straume Ave., Terrace, B.C. V8G 2C7 (a member of CCGS)

GOW – Mary Ann, b. 1803, d. 1876, Lakelands, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Colleen Rector Feb-16

Interested in Mary Ann Gow (Gough), b. 1803 d. 1876, Lakelands, Cumb Co., NS – I believe this is the lady married to Robert Rector, and mother to my great-grandfather, Gilbert Gow (Gough) Rector, whose son was Burton Gilbert Rector, who had my Dad, Herbert Borden Rector (who went by Borden or Bordie). Doing up the family tree, so any more info you may have on Mary Ann Gough would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Colleen Rector

GOW (GOUGH) – Mary Ann, b. 1803, d. 1876, Wallace & Lakelands, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Barb VanderRoest Nov-01

GRAHAM – Alexander, b. ca.1800, d. 19 Aug 1862, Fox River, Cumberland Co., NS
Submitted by Sharon Gubrud Jan-04

GRAHAM, Alexander, b. about 1800, location unknown.
d. 19 August 1862, Fox River,Parrsboro, NS

Married 19 October 1827 in St. George Anglican Church, Parrsboro, NS

FIFE, Margaret, b. about 1806, poss. Northern Ireland
d. about 13 March 1888, Port Greville, NS

Please add these two names of my GG Grandparents to the Surname Registry.

Sharon Gubrud
Eugene OR, USA

GREENFIELD – James, County Down, N. Ireland, c.1820 in Amherst, bur. River Hebert, NS
Submitted by Bev Sumpter Apr-01

Surnames that I’m researching are:
Wood, Samuel and his descendants…he is the Loyalist who was transported from Westchester Co., NY during the American Revolution along with his son Peter…Samuel is my 5 greats grandfather, and Peter my fourth…have a lot of information on this line down to the present…Samuel settled in Maccan and he is buried in the old Harrison Burying Ground in Maccan…

Greenfield, James and his descendants…he is an immigrant from County Down, Northern Ireland and arrived in Cumberland Co. in 1820 where he petitioned the crown for land for himself, his wife Jane, and his three children…he lived in River Hebert, and in Amherst…he is buried in Trinity United Cemetery in River Hebert…

Dunn, John William was a British clerk in the army, he spent time at Gibraltar along with his wife Eleanor (Taylor), they arrived in the Chignecto area approx. 1790 and had two daughters, Eleanor F. Dunn who married Benjamin Wood of River Hebert, my 3 greats grandfather, and a daughter Jane Elisabeth Dunn who married James Jenks…both Benjamin and Eleanor are buried in Hillside Cemetery in River Hebert, not sure where John and Eleanor Dunn are buried but at the time that both daughters were married the marriage record shows them living in Amherst, NS…1812 and 1814…in a petition that Eleanor Taylor Dunn makes to the Government of NB…Parish of Westmorland, she states that she is owed monies for teaching the previous term and that she is a widow of advanced age, and that her husband had mustered out of the army upwards of thirty years ago…the petition is dated March 1828…

Henwood, Elijah, his son Jeremiah and Charlotte Menard Henwood …cumberland co… and I would go with whatever Norma Day has as dates and places…we have shared and traded information in the past…

Coates, Thomas and his wife Ann Hood …both are buried in the Old Harrison Burying Ground…they are my five greats grandparents and their daughter Mary married Peter Wood in approx. 1786 and son Benjamin was born 3/1787…
Have a lot of information on all of my lines and am willing to share with anyone who would like to learn more about their lines…also have a lot of lateral information on these lines…
Take care…
Bev Sumpter

GUILDERSON – William, b. abt.1834, County Derry, Ire. & Parrsboro, NS
Submitted by Marita Guilderson Oct-08