Looking for Elizabeth Augusta Naughtmire's parents she was born in Nova Scotia

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Can't find anything past her!
in Genealogy Help by Sue Koenig G2G Crew (520 points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

I'm with George Churchill, and can find no record of anyone with a similar surname in NS records at that time. Findagrave does contain a lot of unsourced information and errors. We all struggle with this misinformation in one way or another. The trouble is figuring out what is right and what is the mistake.

In this case the gravestone doesn't indicate Elizabeth's maiden name or place of birth. She could have been born anywhere.

There is a Census that may show the same family in Nebraska:   https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8YP-48P

It doesn't give her maiden name either but it does show her DOB as 1824 in Canada. It occurs to me that Canada in 1824 referred to Ontario (Upper Canada)  or Quebec (Lower Canada).Nova Scotia was not formally a part of Canada until 1867.  So based on this information, I would search for an Elizabeth Augusta something, born around 1824 in Ontario or Quebec, who married George Young.  

If she was born in Halifax, it was a port of entry for immigration, so and not necessarily a place everyone settled. 

If you have a reason other than Findagrave to believe the Nitmore/Notmore was a valid clue, I wouldn't assume the English Naughtmire.  She could also have been born of a German family such as Nuttmeyer.  Even the Nitmore/Notmore might have been right - spelling was pretty fluid in those days, and we North Americans had a great deal of trouble getting German, Dutch, and other languages right.  

Good luck with your searching!  

2 Answers

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Do you know where in Nova scotia and what time frame?
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (84.4k points)
She was born Feb. 7th 1824.
Believe in the Halifax area.
Hi Sue: I checked all of the Canadian + Nova Scotia + Halifax area census from 1765 thru 1861. The name Naughtmire, with several spelling variations, does not pop up.

I did turn up a George Young and an Elizabeth Young as separate entries in an area close to Halifax, Saint Marys/ Bedford that fit the time frame but those early census do not provide any useful information.

I am wondering if you may have a name,time frame or location issue. What was the original source of the Halifax, Nova Scotia information?

Regards: George
Believe that the last name of Elizabeth is Nitmore/Notmore. A friend helped me find the information from Crawford county Denison,Iowa my birthvplace
Sorry, I checked all of the census from the mid 1700s to the date of 1857 when they landed in Boston. The name just does not exist in Nova Scotia records in any of its variations. I am wondering if you lead refers to Halifax, England and possibly the English name Nothmeyer. Again, what was the source of the Halifax information. That may be of some help to doing a search for you.

Regards: George
Well how bout Elizabeth Augusta Naughtmire born 2/7/1824 Nova Scotia?
Would it be possible to be in Indain records? True or not I was always told I have Indain blood in me .

I had checked several appropriate Mi'kmag census. The name in any of its variations is just not used. What was the original source of you information about Halifax, Nova Scotia? That may be of some help to me in tracking it down.

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