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William Abraham Allen Trefry (1808 - 1882)

Mr. William Abraham Allen Trefry
Born in Yarmouth Co, NS, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 16 Aug 1827 in Yarmouth,N.S.,
Husband of — married 19 Dec 1876 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Died at age 74 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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William Allen Trefry was born February 6, 1808, the youngest son of Joshua Pitman Trefry and his second wife, Margaret Frost of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[1]

On August 16, 1827, he married Zilpha Perry, daughter of Elisha Perry[1], and had children, including:

  1. Sarah P, born January 21, 1829, who died July 15, 1849, unmarried
  2. William Ezra, born January 24, 1831, who married Helen Bain, daughter of John Bain 2nd on August 2, 1854; and then married Susan Chipman, daughter of Thomas Dane Chipman on July 2, 1866[2]; and who died April 28, 1887
  3. Alonzo, born March 24, 1833, who died at Havana October 28, 1850
  4. Rufus Perry Trefry, born January 31, 1835, who married Laliah Allen daughter of Reuben Allen on December 4, 1856, and then Mary E (Raymond) Allen, widow of Captain George Allen on October 30, 1864
  5. Ellen Cahoon, born March 16, 1837, who married James Allen, son of Reuben[3] , and then married William Allen, son of Timothy
  6. Abigail, born February 11, 1839, who died November 29, 1841
  7. Charles, born July 2, 1841, who married Charlotte Hurd[4] and then married Veronica Rustemeyer
  8. Emery, born March 15, 1843, who married Hannah Campbell
  9. Edgar, born March 13, 1846, who married Julia HItchens
  10. Forman, born May 15, 1849, who married Frances Ann Bridgeo[5], daughter of Ebenezer Bridgeo
  11. Alonzo, born July 23, 1853, who died August 3, 1855

He died March 8, 1882[1], and is buried in Arcadia Cemtery in Yarmouth[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; page 539, 589, 595, 596
  2. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Susan Chipman and William Ezre Trefry married 1866 in Yarmouth County can be found in Registration Year: 1866 - Book: 1839 - Page: 12 - Number: 123
  3. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Ellen Cahoon Trefry and James Francklin Allen marriage bond 1863 in Yarmouth County can be found in Registration Year: 1863 - Book: 1800 - Page: 12075
  4. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Charlotte Hurd and Charles K. Trefry married 1865 in Yarmouth County can be found in Registration Year: 1865 - Book: 1839 - Page: 4 - Number: 17
  5. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Ann Bridgeo and Forman L. Trefry married 1871 in Yarmouth County can be found in Registration Year: 1871 - Book: 1839 - Page: 54 - Number: 141
  6. Findagrave Memorial #57460137 for William A Trefry 1806-1882
  • Novascotiagenealogy.Com/historicalvitalstatistics

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