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Aaron Dorcas (b. 1774) Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 << 6 >> 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Index

Descendents of Aaron Dorcas (ca 1774 - Sep 1853)
and Jane "Unknown" (ca 1774 - 15 Apr 1855)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Rebecca Dorcas . Daughter of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 20 May 1850. Died 1 Feb 1894 in St. Stephen.

    Name spelled "Rebekah" in the family Bible, and birth date 20 May 1850.

    From Saint Croix Courier, 8 Feb 1894:   "Died at St. Stephen, Feb 1, Rebecca, wife of Archibald Robinson, aged 43 yr. 8 mo."

    She married Archibald Robinson, 16 May 1872.

    From Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1872:    Married Thursday 16th inst., by Rev. Robert Wilson, Archibald Robinson, St. Stephen and Miss Rebecca Darkis of Harvey Settlement.

20. Robert V. Dorcas . Son of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 9 Jan 1852. Christen 23 Mar 1852 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 15 Oct 1923 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Dorcas Family Bible lists birth date 9 Jan 1852, however St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Fredericton records gives birth date as 20 Dec 1851 and baptized 23 Mar 1852.

21. Elizabeth Ann Dorcas . Daughter of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 22 Apr 1854. Died 10 Sep 1937. Buried in Acton Cemetery.

    1901 Census birth date: 24 May 1853; Birthdate from family Bible: 22 Apr 1854.

    Copied from newspaper obituary (1937):


    Mrs Elizabeth Coffey

    Harvey Station, N.B., Sept 18 -- The passing of Mrs Elizabeth Coffey, 84 years of age, widow of the late Richard Coffey, occurred at her home on September 10 following a short illness. Mrs Coffey was held in high esteem by all who knew her.   Surviving her are one brother, Andrew Dorcas, Manners Sutton; four daughters, Mrs Alexander Hood, Mouth of Keswick; Mrs David Lister, Mrs Alexander Rosborough, McAdam; Mrs Maude Dykeman at home; three sons, Allen of Salem, Oregon; Lorne of McAdam; David at home; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


    The funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Alexander MacKay of Saint James United Church, Sunday, September 12.   Favorite hymns, The Lord is My Shepherd, Abide With Me and Rock of Ages were sung by a quartette consisted of Mrs P. M. Cougle, Miss Gertrude Dorcas, G. Wesley Coburn and Robert V. Dorcas.


    The pall-bearers were Lorne Coffey, David A. Coffey, Alexander Rosborough and David Lister.   Interment was made in the Acton Cemetery.   The service was largely attended and many beautiful floral tributes were received.

    She married Richard Coffey, son of James Coffey & Catherine Armstrong, 4 Nov 1873 in Harvey, York Co. By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 1840 in Ireland. Died 20 May 1923 in Yoho, NB. Buried in Acton Cemetery.


    From Daily Telegraph, 7 Nov 1873:   "Married 4th inst. by Rev. Samuel Johnson, Richard Coffey, Acton, and Miss Elizabeth Dorcas, Harvey."


    Witnesses to marriage were Robert Dorcas and Anne Coffey.


    They had the following children:

  57   i.   Bertha Mae "Bertie" Coffey

  58   ii.   George "Allan" Coffey

  59   iii.   Louise Edith Coffey

  60   iv.   James "Lorne" Coffey

  61   v.   David Armstrong Coffey

  62   vi.   Herbert Andrew Coffey

  63   vii.   Annie "Maude" Coffey

  64   viii.   Emma Jean Coffey

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