Do you have ANY knowledge/connection re: the BLACKBURN family of HANTS COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA, late 1700's to mid 1800's??

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To be brief,on 15 January 1857, one ELIZABETH BLACKBURN (born c.1832) married John GREENO in Newport, Hants County, Nova Scotia, had nine kids (one of them my great-great-grandmother); and search though I may, I can't find out her parents' names (or his, for that matter). By far, the two oldest BLACKBURNs in the 1881 census of Hants County were Christian (age 71) and Eliza (age 73); they had a son Asa Wesley Blackburn (b. 22 Nov 1835) who lived Nextdoor to the Greeno's in the 1901 census (Avondale, Hants County). Meanwhile, Asa's wife, Martha - her MAIDEN name was ALSO Blachburn! Of the Blackburn families there, Some moved to Woburn, Mass area as my great-grandfather John Murdock visited them there in the summer of 1899. DOES ANY OF THIS RING A BELL WITH ANYONE? My name is Mitch Scharoff,, or phone 860-741-2431 (CT), or by mail, 40 Oliver Rd., Enfield CT 06082. A big Thank You for your time!!

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Blackburn
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Hi Mitch,

I didn't find an Elizabeth Blackburn on WikiTree that seemed to match, so I created one so we can help gather information.

As mentioned in the above bio, I did find a potential match for John Greeno.

Do you have a WikiTree account yet? If not, let me know if you want an invite.

by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (54.6k points)
Roland, this is about my dream scenario for how G2G integrates with WikiTree. Nice!

I will edit the question to tag it to Blackburn-722. This Q&A won't be in its activity feed but future answers will be, and the question will show on the profile.
Success! I created a profile for Mitch and he has joined. We are now trying to figure out if I found the same John Greeno he's looking for.

Hi: Nova Scotia has a web site that I use all the time:


Thanks Marie,

That is indeed a great site I've used as well.

(PS, I edited your response to fix a typo in the link)
Hi Roland: Thanks for editing my typo error in the link...Marie

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