Surname Registry – S

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SALT – William Bassett, b. 5 Nov 1863, d. 14-Mar-50, b. Staffordshire, England lived Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Keith Jackson Oct-02

I’m researching my wife’s family and we know that four of her Great uncles emigrated to Canada. We’ve been able to contact the families of the three who went to Saskatchewan but have had little luck with the fourth. He was

William Bassett Salt born 5th November 1863, Staffordshire (Bradnop area) and died 14 March 1950, possibly Pugwash area.

He was the eldest child of:

Hezekiah Salt and Hannah Bassett. Hannah died in 1869 and Will was brought up by his father and stepmother, Ann Mycock.

He had three daughters in England by his first wife, Emma Maria Cawdell (1863-1900): Ethel Maud (b 1891), Stella Margaret (b 1892) and Dorothy May (b 1894).

He farmed at Mount Pleasant, Belper, Derbyshire in the early 1890s before moving to Breach Farm, Packington, Leicestershire before Dorothy was born. From Trades Directories, I know he was at Breach Farm in 1904 but he was in Canada by 1914 from family archives. In Canada he had four more children by a second wife whose identity is unknown. The second family were Donald, Nora, Marjorie and Rob.

The suggestion of Pugwash came from one of his nephews in Lloydminster, who recalled being told he had “an uncle in Pugwash” but I have no further details. I would be grateful if you would enter the details on your database and for any suggestions you might have as to how I might progress the search.

Many thanks,
Keith Jackson
Keith.Jackson@nottingham.ac.uk

SCOTT – George H., b. 01 May 1878, Wallace Bridge, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Sharon Yost Oct-06

SCOTT – Margaret Ann, b. 8 Apr 1890, d. 23-May-82, d. Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Elizabeth Johnson May-07

SCOTT – Thomas, b. ca.1810, b. Galloway, Scotland lived Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Scott Noble Jun-01

Hi my name if Scott Noble and I live in Brampton Ontario.. My mother is Alberta Scott, born at Carrington N.S., daughter of Robert Scott and Sarah Wood. I have been doing my family tree for a little over a year and have accumulated information about a number families related to mine from the Cumberland County. They include Scott, Wood, Rhindress, Harrison, Lumley, Coates, Mitchell, Trueman, Ripley to name the major family connections.

I would like to register with you looking for information related to a Thomas and Martha Scott who were born in Galloway, Scotland cierca 1810 and 1813 respectively. Martha died Jul 31 1883 and is buried at Rose Cemetery, Westchester.

If you need any further inforation, please let me know or contact me if further actions are required for me to register. Thank you

Scott.
praetor1@sympatico.ca

{Response to query}

The following information is supplied by Catherine Dickie, a CCGS researcher, in response to your query on the Cumberland County Genealogical Society website, re: Scott

Martha A. buried in Rose Cemetery, Westchester d. at 67 years.
Alexander Scott 1850-1917
Harold R. Scott 1918-1931
Charles Stewart Scott 1891-1972 his wife Lizzie Carey Johnson 1891-1984. He is the son of Alex and Annie (Rushton) Scott.
Harold Raymond Scott 1900-1918.

In Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester
Thomas Scott d. 12 May 1913, age 75 years.
Jane, his wife d. 14 May 1926 age 86 years.
J. Robert Scott 1881-1953, his wife Sadie Elizabeth 1883-1952
Doris Jean their daughter d. 11 Aug 1917 at 2 years and 2 months.

In 1881 Westchester, there is a Thomas Scott age 70 years.
Martha age 65
Thomas age 45 and his wife Jane (Gillispie) age 43
Thomas Jr. 21, Martha 19, George 20, Rose 16, Lucy 12, Mary 2

John Robert Scott age 24 married 04 Oct 1905, Sadie “Sarah” E. Wood age 23.

Alex Scott (son of Thomas and Martha) married 25 Oct 1881 Annie S. Rushton (daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Rushton)

Charles S. married 24 May 1912 Lizzie Carey (Johnson) I believe Martha to be a Simpson.
Thomas and Martha also had Hugh Scott age 23 married 15 Aug 1874 Annie English
also William age 24 married 23 Oct 1865 Esther Ann Palmer age 19.

I can help on Harrison, Lumley, Coates and Mitchell, Trueman and Ripley. Catherine Dickie

SCOTT (RECTOR) – Basil Earl, b. 18-Aug-04, d. 26-Mar-41, b. Springhill, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Janice Rector Aug-01

Looking for information on Basil Earl Rector born August 18, 1904 in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Birth father possibly James Scott; Basil was adopted by Rueben and Emma Rector.
Rueben married Emma on March 23, 1895 in Springhill, NS and in the same year he left Emma to marry Emma’s sister, Mary, as Emma could not have children. Emma married Samuel A. Morrow on Sept. 7, 1912 in NS. Samuel died about 1954 and Emma about 1967. Emma is buried in Upham, NS. Basil’s birth mother may have died when Basil was 3 yrs. old and he may possibly have two sisters that were older than him. Partial adoption record shows that birth name may have been Earl Basil. Basil was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge in Upham. In 1926 he married Blanche Sarah Buchanan in NB. Basil died at 36 yrs. of age on March 26, 1941 in Hanford Brook, NB.
Any information to fill in the gaps would be appreciated.
Jan Rector
jrector@cogeco.ca

SEAMAN – George, b. 1910, Belmont, MA or Mansfield, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Frederic Smith Feb-07

SEARS – Andrew, b. 1861, d. 1913, Parrsboro?, NS
Submitted by Amie Swanson Nov-09

SECORD – Beebe, b. 1764, d. 1859, b. CT, New England, d. Wallace, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Susan Sylke Jul-03

SHARPE – Thomas Coates, b. 20 Dec 1811, d. 22 Feb 1863, Nappan
Submitted by James Goodrich Dec-12

Parents Matthew Dunbar Sharpe and Ann Coates (dau. of Thomas $ Elizabeth (Henry)Coates.
I am looking for any information on my 3rd Great Grandfather, T.C. Sharpe and his family. I believe the Sharpe’s moved to Nappan or Amherst between 1776 and 1783 from Machias, ME during rhe American Colonial Revolution. I believe my ancestors moved to New Brunswick sometime after 1804 following Thomas Coates who moved to the area after 1804. Thomas Coates grave stone located at Smith’s Creek United Church in Kings County, NB has the following inscription: In memory of Thomas Coates who emigrated from England in 1772 and resided in Nova Scotia until 1804 from thense came to this place when the country was almost a wilderness with but few inhabitants and departed this life, April 3, 1813 in the 72nd year of his life.

SHEA – Wallace, d. Parrsboro, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Barbara (Shea) Thompson May-02

SHERMAN – Caleb, b. 1703, d. c.1768, Cumberland Township or Massachusetts
Submitted by Sherman William Bear Jul-15

Sherman/Shearman/Sharman
Caleb
b. 1703
d. circa 1768
Location not certain, either Cumberland Township, Cumberland County, NS or Massachusetts
Comments: Caleb Sherman (b. 1703) came to the Chegnecto region with his two sons, Young Sherman (b. circa 1746-?) and Ring (b. 1749 – ?) . Caleb received a land grant in the vicinity of Fort Cumberland circa 1765. After his death, his sons sold the property and bought a large portion of the Gay Grant along the Petitcodiac River. Ring and Young Sherman were surveyor assistants who located the new boundary when New Brunswick became a separate province from Nova Scotia in 1784.

I am trying to learn as much as possible about these Sherman family members during their time in Canada.
If available, I would like a copy of the plat map that shows the Caleb Sherman parcel at Fort Cumberland.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

SHERRA – Margaret Elizabeth, Shinimicas, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by S. Gittens Mar-04

Margaret Elizabeth Sherrah/Sherra/ Sherrard married to Charles Tupper Black of Shinimicas. N. S. Margaret appears to have been the daughter of John Sherra according to census of 1871. Am interested in here birthplace, her mother’s name, and her sisters and brothers if any.
S. Gittens,
Truro, N. S.
email: nstn4510@ca.inter.net

SHIELDS – Thomas, b. Ireland d. Springhill, NS
Submitted by Patti Shields Mar-03

SIDDALL – Ralph, b. 1737, d. 1824, Cumberland Co., NS
Submitted by Don Chapman Dec-16

http://www.chignecto.org/

SIMPSON – Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Bob Simpson Dec-03

SIMPSON – Parrsboro, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Bonnie Douglass Apr-06

SIMPSON – James, b. 1814, d. 22 Nov 1882, Amherst, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Greig Cooke Mar-05

SIMPSON – Wright, born Cumb. Co., NS lived Everett, WA, USA
Submitted by Carol Wright Jun-01

Simpson, Wright – husband of Mary Moore who was born 1864. They married 14 April 1885. They moved to Everett, Wash. He was from Cumberland County.
Carol Wright
wwright@west-teq.net

SKIDMORE – Cumb. Co.
Submitted by Cathy Mazur Dec-08

SKIDMORE – George, b. 1793, d. 1861, Parrsboro
Submitted by Rhonda Maxwell Sep-11

SMITH – Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Mary Mahaney Jul-06

SMITH – Abner, b. 1796, Malagash, Cumberland Co., NS
Submitted by Ryan P. Smith Feb-07

I would like to add:

Family known to be Abner Smith possibly arrived in 1784 at Digby, possible Loyalist , may have moved to Rawdon, Hants where he married Sarah ?, had son Abner Smith jnr. born cir 1796 moved to Malagash and married Bethia Purdy daughter of Col Gilbert Purdy, had son Jacob Griffen Smith, he married Joanna Spinney (still to be confirmed), lived in Malagash, Wallace and Pugwash during his life time, was employed as a boat builder and later a hotel keeper. One of his son’s Robert Henry Smith joined a ship and arrived at Belfast, married Eliza Jane Dougan of Scotland, son’s Jacob Griffen Smith, Andrew Smith, James William Smith, Robert Smith, daughters, Emma Amelia, Anna Bella, Eliza Jane.

Any information welcome

Ryan P Smith
Cornwall
UK
www.asnapintime.co.uk
caerdane@btinternet.com

SMITH – Aubrey Fraser, Shinimicas, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Roberta & Susan Smith Feb-03

Our names are Roberta And Susan Smith we are looking for information on our grandparents Aubrey Fraser Smith , his parents were Lawrence and Bessie Wood Smith. His wife was Dorothy Smith her parents names are Ruben and Mary Harrison Smith, they are all from Shinimicas.

Our email adresses are: shemlow@hotmail.com and fmaas_40_@hotmail.com

thank you

SMITH – Henry Charles, River Hebert, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Jennifer Smith Sep-01

SMITH – Jacob Griffen, b. 7 Feb 1820, Malagash, Cumberland Co., NS
Submitted by Ryan P. Smith Feb-07

I would like to add:

Family known to be Abner Smith possibly arrived in 1784 at Digby, possible Loyalist , may have moved to Rawdon, Hants where he married Sarah ?, had son Abner Smith jnr. born cir 1796 moved to Malagash and married Bethia Purdy daughter of Col Gilbert Purdy, had son Jacob Griffen Smith, he married Joanna Spinney (still to be confirmed), lived in Malagash, Wallace and Pugwash during his life time, was employed as a boat builder and later a hotel keeper. One of his son’s Robert Henry Smith joined a ship and arrived at Belfast, married Eliza Jane Dougan of Scotland, son’s Jacob Griffen Smith, Andrew Smith, James William Smith, Robert Smith, daughters, Emma Amelia, Anna Bella, Eliza Jane.

Any information welcome

Ryan P Smith
Cornwall
UK
www.asnapintime.co.uk
caerdane@btinternet.com

SMITH – John Nelson, b. 1821, d. 1893, Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Betty Millett Ellis Mar-02

Am searching for any info on a John Nelson SMITH, b 1821 and d. 1893. Think his life was spend in the Springhill, NS area.

He had a son named Harvey Nelson SMITH, b 1867 and d. 1900. Harvey’s wife was Roseanne STOREY b. Jan 25, 1874 and died Feb. 27, 1934 in Maine.
Harvey has a Brother, Charles A. Smith, b. 1857

Any help with this family will be most appreciated.

Betty Millett Ellis
Bellis6@aol.com

SMITH – Robert Wesley, b. c.1835, Fort Lawrence, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Sharon Shadbolt Apr-04

Looking for info on Robert Wesley Smith born about 1835 at Fort Lawrence, Cumberland Co., NS married Oct 14 1858 in Harvey, Albert Co., N.B. Sarah Lavenia Brewster; lived in NS until about 1871, having 6 children there. In 1881 family appeared in the Hopewell, Albert Co., NB census; nothing after that. One son stayed in Albert Co and one daughter ended up in Washington State; unable to locate others. Trying to document Brewster descendants. Any info this family would be helpful.
Sharon (Brewster) Shadbolt
shadboltgenealogy@rogers.com

SMITH – Roxanne Elizabeth, b. 1887, d. 1947, Advocate, NS (or Springhill), died in Ontario
Submitted by Linda Barnhart May-01

SMITH – Wendall Phillip, b. 1867, b. Truro, lived Amherst,, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by John Miller Feb-04

SMITH – William, b. ca.1831, Advocate Harbour, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Leo Kerrigan Oct-02

Looking for info and decendents of William (b abt 1831) and Mary (b abt 1838) Smith my 3x greatgrandparents of Advocate Harbour Cumberland CO Nova Scotia. Had several children John b abt 1861, Austin my 2x greatgrandfather b abt 1863, Maria(Myria) b abt 1864, William b abt 1867, Amme (Amy/Annie?) b abt 1870 and Carrie b abt 1873.
Austin married Sarah McPhee (b abt 1865) of New Brunswick on August 24, 1884. They had several children one of whom was my great grandmother Mary b abt 1894.

Family story has it when Sarah died in the late 1890’s while Austin was away working the children were taken in by neighbors Mary my greatgrandmother was taken in by Hugh Spicer and his wife and moved with them to Massachusetts about 1910 where she married Joseph McNamara. Mary died November 10, 1928 while giving birth. Some of Mary’s childeren used to visit family in NS.

Leo Kerrigan
lkerrigan@comcast.net

SNOW – Gerald Aulden, b. 1941, d. 1982, b. Millbrook, NS, bur. Wentworth, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Kim Hutton Dec-02

SOLDEN (PORQUET) – Margaruite, bur. Joggins, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Linda Martell Oct-08

SOLEY – James Dara, b. 1863, d. 1938, Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Gerry Mattinson Mar-01

SPARKES – Mary ?Elizabeth, b. 1776, d. 1862/3, Parrsboro & Westbrook Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Anne E. Rector Oct-01

Sparkes, Mary ?Elizabeth,
Birth 1776
Death 1862/3
Location Parrsboro/Westbrook Cumberland Co.
Submitter Anne E. Rector, rectory@lks.net
Additional Details – married to George Rector until his death in 1842, then a second husband. Her parents, Robert and Joanna Sparkes. Anne Rector
Belleville Ontario, Canada
rectory@lks.net

SPARKS – William H., b. 1884, d. 1929, Amherst, NS
Submitted by Sandra Roy 03/2018

Hello! My name is Sandra Roy and I am researching my friend’s family
history. She is the grand-daughter of William H. Sparks and Cassie
Landsay. She is trying to follow her Black roots as far back as she
can. We visited Amherst a couple of summers ago. It is the Sparks family
name that we would like to register as wishing to search.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Sandra Roy

SPENCE – Bedford Carleton,
Submitted by Carleton Spence Nov-14

Looking for information on the Spence surname. My grandfather was Bedford Carleton Spence, great grandfather Murdock MacDonald Spence, and great great grandfather John W. Spence. Looking for burial information and country of origin for this side of the Spence family. Preferred email is:
spencecarletonmark@gmail.com

SPENCE – John W., b. 28 Apr 1843, d. 01-Sep-17, d. Springhill, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Elizabeth Johnson May-07

SPICER – Cumberland Co., NS
Submitted by Lee Nettnin Apr-01

SPIDLE – Canada/USA
Submitted by Karen Broughton Feb-05

STEELE – George, b. c.1760, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Ruth Holmes May-05

STERLING – Cyrus, b. c.1825, d. 1871, Family in Oxford & Parrsboro, NS area
Submitted by Richard Ward Oct-02

STEWART – Charles Augustus, b. 22 Aug 1835, d. 09-Jun-00, Wallace area
Submitted by Lynton Stewart Sep-09

STEWART – George, b. 29 Sep 1796, d. 1 Feb 1881, West River,Pictou Co,Malagash
Submitted by Lynda Falkenberg Oct-10

STEWART – George Beatty, b. 1 Sep 1867, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Suzanne Morgan Feb-02

STEWART – James, b. ca.1810, Wallace/Fox Harbour area, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Lynton Stewart Apr-01

STEWART – John C., d. d. ca.1870, River Philip, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Laurane Stewart Apr-01

I’m hoping you can help me. I’m looking for a death record for a gr-gr-grandfather. John C. Stewart died sometime between 1869 (birth of last child with Emeline Betts Stewart), and the census of 1871. In that census he is missing (name was incorrectly listed as Steward and listed Emeline and the boys; Balcolm, Kempton and Johnson). In 1873 Emeline is married again to a Thomas Fillmore and is listed as a widow. The info listed for John C. Stewart is: born in Nappan and living in Little River at time of marriage in 1865. They lived in Little River at the time of last baby in 1869. Emeline then appears without John in River Phillip 1871 census. John listed as 29 at time of marriage in 1865 and his father’s name was Henry.
Not sure if this is too much info or not enough!! Thanks for your time and effort,
Laurane Stewart
robertj@powersurfr.com

STILLMAN – David, b. ca.1806, Nappan, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Darren Stillman May-04

STILLMAN – George, b. ca.1770, Parrsboro/Lakelands, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Rick Redmond Apr-04

STONE – Oxford area, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Kathryn Jeffers Aug-01

STONEHOUSE – Zachaeus, Millvale
Submitted by Robert Ross Nov-14

SUMARA – Anna, b. 1902, d. 25-May-81, b. Poland, d. Oxford, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Mark Rushton Mar-16

http://www.sumara.ca

SUMARA – Vencel, b. 22 Jul 1863, d. 20-Sep-49, b. Poland, d. Springhill, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Mark Rushton Mar-16

http://www.sumara.ca

SWALLOW – Thomas, b. 1790, d. 1863, Wentworth, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Heather Garnier Aug-05

SWAN – Alexander, b. ca. 1857, d. 1913, Eng., Springhil & Amherst, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Barb Reid Oct-01

SWINNTERTON – Annie Maude, b. c.1880, England & Amherst, Cumb. Co., NS
Submitted by Jerry Randall Nov-06

Seeking information on surnames Baird and Swin(n)erton, in Amherst. Specifically, John Wellington Baird, died 1944 age 65 years 9 months, making him born in 1878-79. Looking for his parents. He married Annie Maude Swinnerton. Looking for her birth and death dates. She was born in England.

Thanks
Jerry Randall
g.randall@ns.sympatico.ca

SYMES – Beatrice Elizabeth, Minudie, Cumberland County, NS
Submitted by Alanna Kinsman Aug-15

Relatives names for Symes, that I have information on and are not listed on your site:

My grandmother was Beatrice Elizabeth Symes Cameron, daughter of Henry Symes

The Symes homestead was at the top of the hill not far from the King Seaman cemetery. I was told that it burned to the ground shortly after my grandmother and her two brothers, David and George, sold it and moved out around the fall of 1992

Thanks

Alanna Kinsman

Lucy Ann Coates Born 1837 ?, NS
Died December 30,1922 Minudie, NS

Married January 10, 1865 Amherst, NS

Thomas Parkinson Symes Born 1825 or 1827 Minudie, NS
Died July 17,1909 Minudie, NS

Children:

1. George married Emma Seaman
2. John married Ester Smith
3. Sarah married Thomas Mack
4. Gilbert married Ireen ( 2nd wife)
5. Mary married John Porter
6. Charles married Mildred Kate Karley
Children:
John married Eddie
Alec Parkinson
7. Henry married Aldana Phillips

Henry Symes B: April 30,1871 or 1874 Minudie, NS D: 1925

M:April 28,1896 River Hebert, NS
Aldana Colberth Phillips B: 1878
D: ?
Children;
1. Lucy B: 1898 D:
Never married

2. David B: 1899 D: 1995
Never married

3. Freda M. B: 1900 D:
Married Ora Hoeg
Had two children

4. Leslie died as a child

5. Margaret B: 1903 D: 1996
M: 1997
Married William Horton Brown
Children;
Lois married Noel Fleeton
Beverly married George Green

6. Beatrice Elizabeth B: March 5, 1905 D: Oct 29, 1999
M: Nov 19, 1928
married Noble Cameron
Child: Margaret Phillips Cameron

7. George B: 1908 D: ?
Never married

8. Katherine B: ? D: 996
M: ?
Married Charlie Brown
Four children

9. Mona B: 1913 D: 1998
Married Wilfred Burke
No children

10. Clifford B: D: 2001 ?
M:
Married Jessie

11. Vera Francina B: 1918
D: March 1, 2010 Amherst, NS
M: ?
Married Gerald Gilroy
Children:
Peter
Elizabeth
Myrna
Sonny(Gerald Jr)
Caroline

Parents of Lucy Coates

Elizabeth Lowther Born 1825 Nappan, NS Died 1915
Married 1849 Nappan, NS

John N. Coates Born April 8, 1823 Nappan, NS Died 1904

Father of Thomas Parkinson Symes

George Symes Born 1813 in England