Etta Maud Bent1

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     Etta Maud Bent married Aubrey Maurice Rafuse, son of William Alexander Rafuse and Emily A Graham, on 4 April 1906 at Belle Isle, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.1

Family

Aubrey Maurice Rafuse b. 22 Jul 1883, d. b 1979

Citations

  1. [S17] The Rafuse Family, pp. 59, 60.

Judson S Rafuse1

M, b. 1901, d. 1901
FatherWilliam Alexander Rafuse b. 5 Mar 1857, d. 1957
MotherEmily A Graham b. 20 May 1863, d. 1944
     Judson S Rafuse died in 1901.1 He was born in 1901.1 He was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.1

Citations

  1. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, (tombstone).

Lucy Maria Gesner1

F, b. circa 1889, d. 28 January 1982
FatherRupert Gesner2
MotherHannah Covert2
     Lucy Maria Gesner was born circa 1889 at Belle Isle, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.3 She married Joseph Travers Graham, son of Robert James Graham and Georgianna Wade, on 9 October 1907 at Belle Isle, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.4 Lucy Maria Gesner died on 28 January 1982 at Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia; at age 93.3

Family

Joseph Travers Graham b. 5 Oct 1882, d. 24 Oct 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.
  2. [S50] Sanford - 1998,.
  3. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 29 Jan 1982.
  4. [S22] Ian Lawrence.

Helen Parker Graham1

F, b. 15 January 1909, d. 27 September 1980
FatherJoseph Travers Graham b. 5 Oct 1882, d. 24 Oct 1918
MotherLucy Maria Gesner b. c 1889, d. 28 Jan 1982
     Helen Parker Graham was born on 15 January 1909 at Belle Isle, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.2 She married Harold Frankland Cummings on 12 November 1936.3 Helen Parker Graham died on 27 September 1980 at Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 71.4

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.
  2. [S22] Ian Lawrence.
  3. [S22] Ian Lawrence, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 29 Sep. 1980.
  4. [S50] Sanford - 1998,.

Florence Marion Graham1

F, b. 19 February 1912, d. 19 November 1980
FatherJoseph Travers Graham b. 5 Oct 1882, d. 24 Oct 1918
MotherLucy Maria Gesner b. c 1889, d. 28 Jan 1982
     Florence Marion Graham was born on 19 February 1912 at Granville, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.2 She married (?) Anthony.3 Florence Marion Graham died on 19 November 1980 at Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia; at age 68.3

Family

(?) Anthony

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.
  2. [S22] Ian Lawrence.
  3. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 21 Nov 1980.

Alice Maria Rice1

F, b. 1908, d. May 1926
FatherJoseph Willis Rice b. c 1875, d. 1936
MotherJessie Murial Graham b. 1 Nov 1875, d. 1950
     Alice Maria Rice was born in 1908.2 She married Leaman Clarence Sarty on 24 March 1926 at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.3 Alice Maria Rice died in May 1926 at Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 18.4

Family

Leaman Clarence Sarty b. c 1901, d. 16 Jun 1979

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.
  2. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 18 Jun 1979.
  3. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Annapolis Spectator, 26 Mar 1926.
  4. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Annapolis Spectator, 6 May 1926.

Muriel Bernice Rice1

F, b. circa 1909, d. 30 November 1989
FatherJoseph Willis Rice b. c 1875, d. 1936
MotherJessie Murial Graham b. 1 Nov 1875, d. 1950
     Muriel Bernice Rice was born circa 1909 at Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.1 She married Lew Forrest Clayton.2 Muriel Bernice Rice died on 30 November 1989 at Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia; at age 80.1

Family

Lew Forrest Clayton b. c 1910, d. 16 Jan 1984

Citations

  1. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 1 Dec 1989.
  2. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.

Lew Forrest Clayton1

M, b. circa 1910, d. 16 January 1984
     Lew Forrest Clayton was also known as Fodie Clayton.2 He was born circa 1910 at Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.2 He married Muriel Bernice Rice, daughter of Joseph Willis Rice and Jessie Murial Graham.3 Lew Forrest Clayton died on 16 January 1984 at Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia; at age 73.2

Family

Muriel Bernice Rice b. c 1909, d. 30 Nov 1989

Citations

  1. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 18 Jan 1984, 1 Dec 1989.
  2. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 18 Jan 1984.
  3. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 42.

Stewart Willis Rice1

M, b. circa 1917, d. 18 May 1992
FatherJoseph Willis Rice b. c 1875, d. 1936
MotherJessie Murial Graham b. 1 Nov 1875, d. 1950
     Stewart Willis Rice was born circa 1917 at Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 18 May 1992 at Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia; at age 75.1

Citations

  1. [S50] Sanford - 1998, Halifax Chronicle Herald, 20 May 1992.

Mary Scott1

F, b. circa 1753, d. 17 December 1844
FatherJoseph Scott2 b. 5 Nov 1716, d. 23 Jan 1761
MotherMary Edmands2 b. 30 Aug 1719, d. a 1798
     Mary Scott was born circa 1753.3 She was baptized on 21 August 1753 at Ware, MA.2 She married John Graham, son of James Graham and Rosanna MacLaughlin, on 29 October 1772 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 Mary Scott and John Graham lived at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.5 Her request to the Probate Court at Halifax, probated in June 1819, that her son David be made Administrator of her late husband's estate was made in her own handwriting. Few women born in the 1750s could write!5 Mary Scott died on 17 December 1844 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 91.3 We are fortunate that the baptismal and marriage records for many of the descendants of John Graham and Mary Scott have survived and are available to us. For records before the mid 19th century, when we examine the baptismal records closely, we note that there are often several events recorded on the same day for several families from the same village. It is very likely that a minister, priest or deacon from the church was on circuit to the village and that the sacrament was performed by the church but not at the church. Although we accept the recorded dates and residence locations as accurate, we caution the reader that the baptisms and marriages may have not been performed at the church where the event was recorded.
     Your authors have searched diligently for Mary Scott's ancestors. In the 1760s we find two Scott families recorded in middle Nova Scotia. A Joseph Scott arrived in Halifax with an early contingent of British soldiers and is recorded prominently in Halifax records. There was also a Joseph Scott from the Massachusetts Bay Colony who received a Crown Grant of land at Onslow in 1760. Mary Scott's marriage record describes her "of Boston"! The latter Joseph Scott died about 1761 but four of his sons settled on his grant at Onslow. Several of the sons are found in the 1770 census or in land transactions in the later half of the 18th century at Onslow. Of greater interest, Joseph Scott's widow, Mary, married a family friend, Daniel Knowlton, and was recorded at Fort Sackville, NS in 1798 with a sale of part of her land at Onslow.
     From Mary Lovering Holman's The Scott Genealogy, 1919, we have an excellent, professionally documented history of the Massachusetts Joseph Scott family. In addition to the four sons for whom we have records at Onslow, Joseph and Mary Scott had a daughter, Mary, who was baptized 21 August 1753 at Ware, Massachusetts.
     We are still searching for a probate record for the estate of Daniel or Mary Knowlton, hoping for the mention of Mary (Scott) Graham in the court record. Until we have a record that ties Mary (Scott) Graham to Mary or Daniel Knowlton, we can not be certain of Mary Scott's ancestral family. However, the evidence to date is quite compelling.6,7

Family

John Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams."
  2. [S45] The Scott Genealogy, p. 8.
  3. [S75] NS Vital Records (published), The Nova Scotian, 13 Jan 1845.
  4. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: their marriage record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  5. [S19] "Graham Sword."
  6. [S45] The Scott Genealogy.
  7. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004.
  8. [S27] Halifax, NS, St Matthew's Presbyterian Church: (Her baptismal record), Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

James Graham1

M, b. 23 February 1774, d. 21 November 1837
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     James Graham was born on 23 February 1774 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2 He was baptized on 5 October 1774 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.3 He married 1st Elizabeth McFarlane on 4 May 1801 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 James Graham married 2nd Frances Roast, daughter of Christoph Georg Rost and Jane Sutherland, on 7 February 1811 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 James Graham was a fisherman at the time of his son Martin's christening, probably at Lawrencetown or Three Fathom Harbour on 9 September 1821 at Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.5 Circa 25 May 1827 James Graham was a carpenter at the time of his daughter Jane's christening.5 He and Frances Roast lived on 25 May 1827 at Lawrencetown (Three Fathom Harbour), Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.5 James Graham died on 21 November 1837 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 64.6

Family 1

Elizabeth McFarlane b. 21 Nov 1779, d. 23 Oct 1810
Children

Family 2

Frances Roast b. 27 Dec 1791
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", pp. 1, 3.
  2. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, Graham family bible.
  3. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: his baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  4. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: their marriage record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  5. [S28] Preston, NS, Preston, NS - St John's Church: Parish Register, PANS film 11305, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  6. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, Halifax Journal, 26 Nov 1837.
  7. [S19] "Graham Sword."

William Graham1

M, b. 18 July 1783
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     William Graham was born circa 1783 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2,3 He was baptized on 18 July 1783 at St Matthew's Presbyterian Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 He married Elizabeth Conrad on 17 January 1812 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; William Graham, bachelor, and Elizabeth Conrad, spinster. The marriage bond was dated 17 January 1812 and made to William Graham and John D. Scott.5

Family

Elizabeth Conrad
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 1.
  2. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", Addendum.
  3. [S19] "Graham Sword."
  4. [S27] Halifax, NS, St Matthew's Presbyterian Church: his baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  5. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: their marriage record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  6. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: (His baptismal record), Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  7. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: his baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  8. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: her baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

David Graham1

M, b. circa 1785, d. 21 April 1849
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     David Graham was born circa 1785 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Mary Eve Roast, daughter of Christoph Georg Rost and Jane Sutherland, on 12 November 1819 at St Matthew's Presbyterian Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 The 1827 census shows 3 males and two females in the household. It is likely that Mary Scott Graham was the third female as Mary petitioned the court for her son David to administer the estate of her late husband, John Graham.5 David Graham died on 21 April 1849 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 64.6

Family

Mary Eve Roast b. 22 Sep 1797, d. 21 Nov 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 1.
  2. [S19] "Graham Sword."
  3. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, NS Vital Statistics from Newspapers.
  4. [S27] Halifax, NS, St Matthew's Presbyterian Church: their marriage record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  5. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004.
  6. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, NS Vital Statistics from Newspapers - Halifax Journal, 23 April 1849.
  7. [S34] Margaret Wright - 1997-1999.
  8. [S28] Preston, NS, Preston, NS - St John's Church: his baptismal record, PANS film 11305, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  9. [S33] Richard Brown.

Joseph Graham1

M, b. 13 September 1790, d. 26 March 1872
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     Joseph Graham was born circa 1790.2,3 He was baptized on 13 September 1790 at St Matthew's Presbyterian Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.4 He married Mary Ann Gaetz, daughter of John Martin Gaetz and Maria Eleanora Heiner, on 8 December 1813 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.5 Joseph Graham and Mary Ann Gaetz lived between 1820 and 1861 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at the time of their children's baptisms and marriages.6,7,8 Joseph Graham was a farmer. on 13 July 1820.9 We believe that this is the family enumerated in the 1851 census, District 28, Three Fathom Harbour as: Joseph Graham, 3 houses, 3 families, 3 barns/outbuildings; real estate value 150 pounds sterling; 4 married persons, 1 female under 10, 3 females 10 - 20, 1 male 20 - 30, 3 females 20 - 30, 2 males 30 - 40, 1 female 30 - 40, 1 male above 50, 1 female above 50, 1 child in school; poor tax 3 sh. 9 p; 6 tons hay; 55 bu. potatoes; 37 bu. turnips; 25 bu. ????; 3 neat cattle; 2 milk cows; 1 horse; 4 swine; 4 boats; 4 men; 6 & 17 nets; 50 & 10 dry fish; 60 - 80 mackerel; 9 & 3 fish oil; 25 & 16 herring.
1871 census, District 28, abstract 6, Three Fathom Harbour as: Joseph Graham, 1 married male age 70 - 80, 1 married female age 60 - 70, 1 single female. He appeared on the census of 1871 at Chezzetcook District, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; as a widower with his son Charles and family.3 He died on 26 March 1872 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; at age 85.10 He was buried 1 April 1872; at age 81.10

Family

Mary Ann Gaetz b. 1 Mar 1795, d. 19 Mar 1866
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 1.
  2. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, Methodist Newspapers.
  3. [S67] Census - Canada: 1871, Chezzetcook district.
  4. [S27] Halifax, NS, St Matthew's Presbyterian Church: his baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  5. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: their marriage record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  6. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: Parish Register, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  7. [S28] Preston, NS, Preston, NS - St John's Church: Parish Register, PANS film 11305, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  8. [S34] Margaret Wright - 1997-1999, 1851 census, district 28, #37, and 1861 census, district 28, abstract 6, #6.
  9. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: son Joseph's baptismal record., Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  10. [S8] Seaforth, NS, Anglican Parish of St James: his burial record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  11. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: (Her baptismal record), Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  12. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: (His baptismal record), Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  13. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: His baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  14. [S19] "Graham Sword."
  15. [S34] Margaret Wright - 1997-1999.

John Graham1

M, b. 1 August 1781, d. before 1815
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     John Graham was born circa 1781.2 He was baptized on 1 August 1781 at St Matthew's Presbyterian Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; Rev'd Mr. John Sycombe. Although we have no other direct evidence of John Graham's existence, your authors note that, in a petition to Governor Wentworth, John Graham (Sr) mentioned that he was the father of ten children. The other nine children are accounted for in primary sources.2 He died before 1815; as he was not mentioned in the probate of his father's estate.3

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 2.
  2. [S27] Halifax, NS, St Matthew's Presbyterian Church: his baptismal record, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
  3. [S1] George King.

Rosanna Graham1

F, b. 11 May 1779, d. 22 June 1871
FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     Rosanna Graham was born on 11 May 1779 at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2 She and Henry Green lived after 1804 at Lawrencetown, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2 Rosanna Graham married Henry Green, son of Benjamin Green Esq and Susanna Wenman, on 1 December 1804 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.3 Rosanna Graham appeared on the census of 1871 at Dartmouth, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia; Rosanna (aged 92) and her daughter Margaret Green were living with her daughter Ann Coleman in Dartmouth in 1871 according to the census that year.2 She died on 22 June 1871 at Dartmouth, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.

Family

Henry Green b. c 1780, d. 30 Aug 1853
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 2.
  2. [S97] Green Family GEDCOM, 10 January 2000.
  3. [S62] Randolph Larsen - 1996 - 2004, Halifax County marriage bonds, PANS reel 15927.
  4. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church: (Her baptismal record), Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

Martha Graham1

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FatherJohn Graham b. c 1747, d. 24 Feb 1819
MotherMary Scott b. c 1753, d. 17 Dec 1844
     Martha Graham was born at Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.1 She married John Scott on 3 November 1801 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax Co, Nova Scotia.2

Family

John Scott

Citations

  1. [S5] "Some Nova Scotia Grahams", p. 2.
  2. [S23] Halifax, NS, St Paul's Anglican Church, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.