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Mathilda Smith

Female 1834 - 1891  (56 years)


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Generation: 1

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

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

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

Generation: 2

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

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


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


Generation: 3

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

    James married Sarah Wilson in Dec 1784 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Sarah (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase) died in 1800. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


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

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

    Notes:

    Drowned.

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


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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Archelaus Smith was born on 23 Apr 1734 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown); died on 3 Apr 1821 in 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 on 16 Jul 1752 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell) was born on 15 May 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Apr 1824 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Nickerson was born on 15 May 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell); died on 24 Apr 1824 in 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 in 1753 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Apr 1827.
    2. Eunice Smith was born on 12 Mar 1760 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. James Smith was born on 6 Oct 1762 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 May 1842 in Nova Scotia.

  3. 10.  Henry Wilson

    Notes:

    In 1761 he was one of the original proprietors of Barrington, Nova Scotia.

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


  4. 11.  Sarah Chase was born on 26 Sep 1737 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Obadiah Chase and Mary Smith).

    Notes:

    Intention posted at Chatham 11 Jul 1758.

    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Wilson died in 1800.

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

    Notes:

    "TIMOTHY COVEL. This settler came first to Roseway probably from Cape Cod about the beginning of the war. He undertook to move to Barrington but their vessel was captured by a privateer and he and his family were landed at Cape Negro. [...] ]There they stayed two years and then came to the Hill. The lands left and forfeited by James Bunker for four years had been occupied by him for four years in 1784. The earliest date we can fix for his residence in Barrington is 1776 when he signed a petition to the Mass. Court. His son Timothy settled on Cape Id. at Centreville and afterwards moved to Liverpool, N. S.; Jonathan also lived on Cape Id. near Cook's Point. He was for a time in charge of John Sargent's mill at the Head. He was drowned in 1812, and his brother Timothy died the same year. These were the last of the old race of Quakers who came to Cape Id. The wives of these brothers were daughters of Simeon Gardner, grantee, and they occupied lands granted to their father-in-law." [A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity, citation details below]

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


  6. 13.  Thankful Wheldon was born on 4 Nov 1738 in 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 on 18 Feb 1812 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

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

    Notes:

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

    Simeon married Sarah Long on 22 Nov 1750 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sarah Long (daughter of Samuel Long and Lydia Coffin).
    Children:
    1. 7. Parnel Gardner died on 17 Jan 1824 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.