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Full Sequence mtDNA Haplogroup T2b Earliest Known Ancestor.
Some researchers indicate that the Charlotte Richardson who married Richard Dobson was the daughter of John Christopher Richardson and Mary Flintoff. Others believe she was born in PEI and was the daughter of a British Officer.
Charlotte Richardson was born on March 23, 1776. She was likely the daughter of James Richardson and Hannah (Unknown) (Richardson) Dobson. (see Disputed Parentage section). She married Richard Dobson on June 22, 1794.(Marriage license dated Mar 14, 1794) They settled in Cape Tormentine, Botsford Parish, New Brunswick, where they raised a large family. In 1851, Richard and Charlotte were living near at least two of their children. A grand-daughter, Ann, age 13, was living with them. Her parents are to be confirmed.
In 1861, Charlotte was widowed and was living with her widowed daughter-in-law Eliza (Wells) Dobson and her 4 children. On that census, she is said to have been born in Prince Edward Island.
Charlotte died after 1861.
↑ New Brunswick Genealogy Society, Arrivals 99 - Our First Ancestors in New Brunswick, pg 224
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Charlotte by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Arthur - thanks for the info. I've not seen any definitive sources, just what's in Arrivals '99 and the NBGS First Families. I'm going to do some further research, and meanwhile, I'll add a note on this profile. As this is my maternal line, it would be interesting to see if we could find any female descendants of Elizabeth (Richardson) Purdy, or of the possible sister of the Charlotte Richardson b. Charlottetown to compare mtDNA with mine.
Are there any sources that support John C Richardson and Mary Flintoff as Charlotte's parent? The 1861 census for NB has her birthplace as PEI and some family stories has her father as a British Army officer.
The book "History of Sackville" by W C Milner has:
"The next house was west of Salem Street--(Queen's Road). It was occupied by the widow Richardson, her husband having died at Horton, It was a log house and built for her by her eldest son, Christopher. She had besides him, Joseph and Thomas. Her daughter, Sallie, married _____ Wilkinson and Charlotte married _____ Horton."