This Old Tree, July 2013

This month’s column is about taking the time to review your whole family tree. What have you added the last couple of years? I know for myself, I often pick a particular branch or family to work on each summer. I will see which part of the family I have not work in quite awhile. […]

This Old Tree, June 2013

This month’s column is a reflection of a quote from a member, Calvin Hall, about looking at one record, or for more information on a person, you most often have to review again the previous looked at material. This has been true when review original church records for the 1790 Book out the Ste. Anne […]

This Old Tree, May 2013

Polly Armstrong and Her Relatives (cont. from Feb.) Polly was born about 1796 based on her age at death, in the Upper Kent area of Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. She is the second daughter of Jonathan Parkes and his wife Sarah Hannah Bradley. Her parents married July 17, 1793, at Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, […]

This Old Tree, May 2013

Polly Armstrong and Her Relatives (cont. from Feb.) Polly was born about 1796 based on her age at death, in the Upper Kent area of Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. She is the second daughter of Jonathan Parkes and his wife Sarah Hannah Bradley. Her parents married July 17, 1793, at Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, […]

This Old Tree, March 2013

Polly Armstrong and her family Polly married Ferdinand Amesly Armstrong on October 14 1823 in the Anglican Church in Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada. Ferdinand was the son of Richard Armstrong and his wife Catherine. Richard is originally from Greta Green, Scotland. Richard wife is Catherine Elizabeth Schaffner, born in Luneburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, […]

This Old Tree, February 2013

The myth of Polly Armstrong, being Alexander Cochran’s first wife Early History of Caribou by Stella White states that Alexander Cochran had two wives Polly Armstrong and then Olive Virginia Parkes, the widow of Bela Blanchard Gardner. Alexander Cochran is born about 1801 based on age listed in the census of 1860. The 1850 census […]

This Old Tree, January 2013

This old tree column is about re-visiting old web site and other resources. I will be using the family of Martha Giberson. I first found reference to Martha in the marriage records of York County, New Brunswick, Canada. She married to Obediah Skidgell March 19, 1810 at Northampton, York County, (now in Carleton County), New […]