This profile and those of my siblings and parents were created by M.Nason with information taken from the book listed below. Thanks Mark for the hard work you put into this.
When browsing what I have added to this site (over 500 profiles so far) you may see comments such as "Unsourced family tree handed down to Stuart Ward." In fact, that is just an easy way out of not listing all my sources. In the 80s and 90s I created much of my database using myriad of resources but in large part from sharing resources with people like Robert Nelson Ward and his father the late Hap Ward, Doug Ayer and the late historian, Jim Snowdon. I don't always credit them in my pages but please know that their help was extensive and appreciated. Without their help, this would have been much harder. I also want to thank my brother Jeff Ward who often adds flesh to the bone through his own research and also acts as my memory when mine gives out. He also provided most of the pictures that I've put up.
Several of my cousins have pointed out recently that we have royal descents. I usually don't pay much attention to them as they usually indicate errors or fraudulent lineages that will eventually be corrected.
However, in the table below, I've indicated which lines may have royal or noble lineages. I've marks these lines with "*". Many lines extend to Puritans so I won't mark them. There are no Mayflower ancestors so there's no point looking for them. There are connections to several US presidents and Prime Ministers and most signers of the Magna Carta. These are not marked. My brother Jeff has a list of more recent notable relatives on his profile.
No warranty is expressed or implied.
The biggest mysteries on this list are Nancy Goff, Nem Cone, Catherine MacFarland and Catherine Purdy, and of course, Wesley Scott and the wives of Michael and John Lutes..
Note that many of the destinations were to present day New Brunswick. If the migration took place before 1784, then I call it Nova Scotia. None of these were technically in Canada as this was all pre-confederation. The most recent immigrants were Thomas and Sarah Smith from Bermuda in 1861.
The migrations I mention need a little explanation.
Also, note that some Planter immigrants and some of their children died back in New England. (Ward, Salisbury, Maxwell, Tower, Ayer, etc.) Loyalism works both ways, although some may have just been homesick. Luckily they all left at least one child behind.
|1||Nehemiah Ward||1704||8||Newton, MA||Sackville, NS||1762||Planter||I'm not certain this was the immigrant. They may have followed their sons.|
|2||Esther Maxey||1706||8||Newton, MA||Sackville, NS||1762||Planter||Died 1774 in MA. She may have returned after husband died in 1770.|
|* 3||Ebenizer Salisbury||1707||8||Swansea MA||Sackville, NS||1765||Planter||Died 1786 in Bar Harbour ME, Rebel sympathizer|
|4||Susannah Round||1714||8||Swansea MA||Sackville, NS||1765||Planter||Died 1786 in ME|
|5||William Maxwell||1729||8||Bedford MA||Sackville, NS||1760||Planter||Eddy Rebel, left for Mount Desert, ME|
|6||Susan Foster||1731||8||Gloucester MA||Sackville, NS||1760||Planter||died in Middlesex MA|
|7||Joseph Tower||1721||8||Attleboro, MA||Sackville, NS||1761||Planter||died at sea enroute|
|8||Judith Briggs||8||Taunton, MA||Sackville, NS||1761||Planter||remarried N. Finney|
|9||Andrew McFarland||1781||6||Derry, Ireland||Hopewell, NB||1820||Irish|
|10||Catherine||1781||6||Donegal, Ireland||Hopewell, NB||1820||Irish|
|11||Hector McKinnon||1800||6||Canna, Scotland||Lake Ainsley, NS||1826||Scottish Clearances|
|* 12||Ann MacLean||1808||6||Rum Scotland||Scotsville, NS||1826||Scottish Clearances||Came with father, Malcom.|
|13||David or William Goff||1795||7||Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England||New Horton, NB||?|
|14||Nancy||1777||7||?||Hopewell, NS||?||May have been born in NB|
|15||James Anderson||bef 1727||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|16||Rebecca Dixson||1726||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|17||John Bishop||1709||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|18||Rebecca Whipple||1711||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|19||Jonathon Hamilton||1709||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|20||Elizabeth Strickland||1716||9||New London, CT||Horton NS||1761||Planter|
|21||James Wheaton||1737||8||Westchester, NY||Sackville, NS||1783||Loyalist||widowed, wife unknown|
|22||Abigail Fillmore||1762||7||Westchester, NY||Sackville, NS||1783||Loyalist||Spouse of Thomas, son of James|
|23||Jonathan Cole Jr.||1728||9||Swansea, MA||Sackville, NS||1762||Planter|
|24||Abigail Martin||1725||Barrington, MA||Sackville, NS||1762||Planter|
|25||William Alverson||1704||9||Providence, RI||Sackville, NS||1765||Planter||widowed|
|26||Elizabeth Sherman||1730||8||Dartmouth, MA||Sackville, NS||1765||Planter||Spouse of David, son of William|
|27||Samuel Hicks||1726||8||Swansea/Warren RI||Sackville, NS||176-||Planter|
|* 28||Thankful Bowen||1723||8||Swansea/Warren RI||Sackville, NS||176-||Planter|
|29||Nathaniel Finney||1720||8||Swansea, MA||Sackville, NS||1760||Planter||1st wife died before emmigration|
|30||John Wry||1751||8||Yorkshire, England||Sackville, NS||1774||Yorkshire||(single as an immigrant) Spouse is Pheobe, d/o William Maxwell already listed|
|31||James Lockhart Sr.||1720||9||CT||Horton NS||1760||Planter||Born in Ireland|
|32||Rebecca Mitchner||1725||9||CT||Horton NS||1760||Planter||Married in CT. Birth unknown. Likely CT or Ireland|
|33||Damiel Knowlton||1726||9||Ashford CT||Onslow, NS||1760||Planter|
|34||Zerviah Wadkins||1728||9||Ashford CT||Onslow, NS||1760||Planter|
|35||Daniel Teed||1746||8||Westchester, NY||Cumberland, NS||1775||Loyalist||Widowed, returned to NY. WIfe is unknown. It's unknown whether she came to NS or where she died.|
|36||George Michael Lutes||1723||9||PA||Moncton, NS||1766||Planter||German|
|37||Anna Walburgis Wiessler||1730||9||PA||Moncton, NS||1766||Planter||German|
|38||Jacob Ricker Sr||1705||10||PA||Moncton, NS||1766||Planter||German|
|39||Anna Maria||1708||10||PA||Moncton, NS||1766||Planter||German|
|40||Judith Rosanna Dieter||1728||9||PA||Moncton, NS||1766||Planter||wife of Jacob Ricker Jr. German|
|41||Pierre Jonah aka Jeaune||1722||8||Montbilliard||Lunenburg, NS||1752||Planter|
|42||Jean Pierre Isselin||1712||9||Montbilliard||Lunenburg, NS||1752||Planter|
|43||Elizabeth Jean (d'Heur) Isselin||1712||9||Montbilliard||Lunenburg, NS||1752||Planter|
|44||Nathaniel Reynolds||1730||8||Beverly, MA||Amherst, NS||1760||Planter||Rebel, died at sea while escaping|
|45||Lydia (Rayment) Reynolds||1736||8||Beverly, MA||Amherst, NS||1760||Planter||Granddaughter of a murderer|
|46||Wesley Scott||1840||5||Limmerick, Ireland ?||Richibucto NB||1820||Irish||Sailer?|
|47||John Scott||1780||7||Dumphries, Scotland||Galoway NB||1820||Scottish Clearances|
|48||Margaret Blaylock||1777||7||Kirk Andrews upon Esk, England||Galoway NB||1820||Scottish Clearances|
|49||Margaret Smith||1819||6||Dumphries, Scotland||Galoway NB||1820||Scottish Clearances||Wife of Thomas Scott|
|50||Thomas Smith||1812||6||Bermuda||Truro NS||1861||Missionary|
|51||Sarah Rebecca Vesey||1819||6||Bermuda||Truro NS||1861||Missionary|
|52||Andrew Henderson||1797||6||Ireland||Annapolis, NS||1818||Irish||Landed in St. John, NB|
|53||Susannah Slack||1797||6||Ireland||Annapolis, NS||1820||Irish||Landed in St. John, NB|
|54||Elijah Ayer||1727||8||Norwich, CT||Sckville, NS||1762||Planter||Rebel Sympathizer, left during war and returned later|
|55||Abigail Merrill||1732||8||Haverhill, MA||Sckville, NS||1762||Planter|
|56||Jesse Bent||1729||8||Milton, MA||Fort Lawrence, NS||Planter||Rebel Sympathizer, stayed anyway|
|57||Hannah Vose||1735||8||Milton, MA||Fort Lawrence, NS||Planter|
|* 58||Stephen Chase||1709||9||Portsmith, RI||Cornwallis, NS||Planter||widowed|
|* 59||Reuben Cone||1723||9||East Haddam, CT||Cornwallis, NS||Planter|
|61||Silas Woodworth||1725||9||Lebanon, CT||Cornwallis, NS||Planter|
|62||Sarah (English) Woodworth||1727||9||Lebanon, CT||Cornwallis, NS||Planter|
|63||Benjamin Newcomb||1700||9||Lebanon, CT||Cornwallis, NS||Planter||Moved to Waterboro, NB after 1775, likely with the Loyalists|
|64||Hannah (Clark) Newcomb||1710||9||Columbia, CT||Cornwallis, NS||Planter|
|65||Willima Black||1727||8||Paisley, Scotland||Cumberland, NS||Yorkshire||Moved to Dorchester later|
|66||Elizabeth Stocks||1728||8||Halifax, England||Cumberland, NS||Yorkshire|
|67||William Freeze||1745||8||Yorkshire, England||Amherst, NS||1772||Yorkshire||Had his father with him. May be William Sr or Samuel|
|68||John Biulmer||1729||9||Yorkshire, England||Amherst, NS||1772||Yorkshire||widowed. Father of Mary Bulmer|
|69||Samuel Embree||1746||8||Westchester, NY||Amherst, NS||1783||Loyalist|
|70||Sarah (Hyatt) Embree||1753||8||Westchester, NY||Amherst, NS||1783||Loyalist|
|71||Stephen Purdy||1742||8||Westchester, NY||Amherst, NS||1784||Loyalist|
|72||Catherine||1742||8||Westchester, NY||Amherst, NS||1784||Loyalist|
These are the Tartans I use for background images for my Scottish ancestors. The tartan I use on this page is the Nova Scotia Tartan which is in my image list. The Nova Scotia tartan can be used by anyone with a connection to Nova Scotia.
or this one:
(I can't confirm if my Smith line is Scottish since I can't trace them past Bermuda. Smith ancestors have declared themselves Scottish in census reports and since a tartan exists, I'll use it.) A few options exist.
More tartans are available here. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Clan_Tartans https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Scotland_-_Clan_Tartans
These are not family specific and there is no one in my family tree that has a personal Coat of Arms except for ancient ancestors, however, following are the ones I'm using for background images for profiles. I only use these when a Tartan doesn't exist. For my own background I use the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms which is also displayed on my profile.
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