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Mathilda Smith

Female 1834 - 1891  (56 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mathilda Smith was born 28 May 1834, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (daughter of Reuben Smith and Deborah Covell); died 28 Apr 1891, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Mathilda married Ephraim Clifford Nickerson. Ephraim (son of Judah Nickerson and Elizabeth Smith) was born 26 Jun 1832, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 14 Sep 1915, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Alfred Smith Nickerson was born 9 Nov 1870, Nova Scotia; died Aft 9 Jan 1947, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Reuben Smith was born 15 Dec 1792 (son of James Smith and Sarah Wilson); died 14 Sep 1869, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Reuben married Deborah Covell 24 Jan 1815. Deborah (daughter of Jonathan Covell and Parnel Gardner) was born 2 Sep 1797, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 14 Sep 1854. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Deborah Covell was born 2 Sep 1797, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (daughter of Jonathan Covell and Parnel Gardner); died 14 Sep 1854.
    Children:
    1. 1. Mathilda Smith was born 28 May 1834, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 Apr 1891, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Smith was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson); died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia.

    James married Sarah Wilson Dec 1784, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Sarah (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase) was born 1760, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1800. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Wilson was born 1760, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase); died 1800.
    Children:
    1. James Smith was born 1787; died 15 Jul 1870, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. 2. Reuben Smith was born 15 Dec 1792; died 14 Sep 1869, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. 6.  Jonathan Covell (son of Timothy Covell and Thankful Wheldon); died 18 Feb 1812, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Jonathan married Parnel Gardner. Parnel (daughter of Simeon Gardner and Sarah Long) died 17 Jan 1824, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Parnel Gardner (daughter of Simeon Gardner and Sarah Long); died 17 Jan 1824, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    Children:
    1. 3. Deborah Covell was born 2 Sep 1797, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 14 Sep 1854.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Archelaus Smith was born 23 Apr 1734, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown); died 3 Apr 1821, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Apr 1734, Congregational Church, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 3 Apr 1821, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Archelaus Smith was a tanner, shoemaker and early settler of Barrington, Nova Scotia. [...] In the spring of 1760 Smith began planning to move his family from their home in Chatham to a new home in Barrington, Nova Scotia. He was to be one of the earliest settlers in the area, along with Solomon Smith, Jonathan Smith, and Thomas Crowell. He spent the summer of 1760 fishing, and during that time, determined native hostility in the Barrington area was too threatening, and so he changed his mind about moving. However, his wife Elizabeth was unaware of his change of heart, and took it upon herself to travel to Barrington with her family before her husband returned to Chatham. It is possible that they crossed paths, but certainly he was delayed in returning to Barrington. When he finally got there, he found his family being cared for by friendly natives, the same people he had feared.

    Smith was one of the original proprietors in the area, settling at Barrington Head in the fall of 1760. In fact, the first three houses at Centreville were called "the Housen", and belonged to Archelaus Smith, Simeon Gardner, and Jonathan Covell. "Housen" was Anglo-Saxon for houses. Smith's home was nearly opposite the old meeting house. In 1773 he moved to Cape Sable Island, where he and his family occupied almost all the land from Northeast Point to West Head (a distance of five miles). He also held a tract of land at Lower Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island (known then as Stumpy Cove), a large part of Hawk Point, and a great meadow in the centre of the island. He took over land that had been forfeited and abandoned by Joseph Worth, and built a home near the shore, a little north of where the Centreville Baptist Church would later stand. Around 1776 he moved to a house near the shore on Cape Sable Island, near the spot where just before 1981 Job Kenney would build the house that stands today. It is a short distance from the Centreville Baptist Church.

    Smith had a fair education, and was highly respected by other settlers. He was known as a "good, quiet, easy, patient man", and was chosen over several years to be clerk of the proprietors, as well as a community magistrate and a surveyor. By trade he was a tanner and a shoemaker, using lime made from mussel shells to cure leather. He was very religious, belonging to the Presbyterian church, and no food was cooked in his house on Sundays. Before a minister came to the island he conducted prayers for the community, and when necessary, buried the dead.

    Smith died 3 April 1821 in Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. He is probably buried in the Centreville Cemetery, but his grave is unmarked, so in 1998 a stone in honour of Smith and his wife was erected there. In addition, a museum on Cape Sable Island has been established in his memory, containing historical artifacts, photos, and genealogical data of area families (largely compiled by Margaret Messenger).

    Archelaus married Elizabeth Nickerson 16 Jul 1752, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell) was born 15 May 1735, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1824, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Nickerson was born 15 May 1735, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell); died 24 Apr 1824, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 2 Apr 1828, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    Officiated by the Rev. Stephen Emery.

    Children:
    1. Susanna Smith was born 1753, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1827.
    2. Eunice Smith was born 12 Mar 1760, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. James Smith was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia.

  3. 10.  Henry Wilson

    Henry married Sarah Chase 4 Jan 1759, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Obadiah Chase and Mary Smith) was born 26 Sep 1737, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Sarah Chase was born 26 Sep 1737, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Obadiah Chase and Mary Smith).
    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Wilson was born 1760, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1800.

  5. 12.  Timothy Covell was born 1730, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (son of James Covell and Mary Dunham); died 1812.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Jul 1743

    Notes:

    Drowned.

    Timothy married Thankful Wheldon 26 Feb 1757. Thankful (daughter of Elisha Wheldon and Lydia Nickerson) was born 4 Nov 1738, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Thankful Wheldon was born 4 Nov 1738, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Elisha Wheldon and Lydia Nickerson).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Jul 1739, West Church, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 6. Jonathan Covell died 18 Feb 1812, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  7. 14.  Simeon Gardner was born 14 Sep 1728, Nantucket, Massachusetts (son of Jonathan Gardner and Patience Bunker); died Jan 1817, Cheboque Harbor, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Said to have received to Barrington, Nova Scotia, in 1762.

    Simeon married Sarah Long 22 Nov 1750, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Samuel Long and Lydia Coffin) was born 1725, Nantucket, Massachusetts; died 1793, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Sarah Long was born 1725, Nantucket, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Long and Lydia Coffin); died 1793, Nova Scotia.
    Children:
    1. 7. Parnel Gardner died 17 Jan 1824, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.