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

Third Immigrant Generation

22. James William Dorcas . Son of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 7 Jul 1856. Died 9 Jun 1900. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

    Birth date in family Bible:   7 Jul 1856

    In St. Stephen Rural Cemetery:   James W. Dorcas died June 9, 1900 ae 46 yrs.; Mrs Ellen Dorcas 1847-1929.   (In same lot as:   Rachel Grover 1850-1922 and Charles Grover 1852-1915.)    (Not sure who Mrs Ellen Dorcas was? --was she wife of James??/jh)

    He married Lucy Gettis.

    (Unsure if this is correct.   Marriage needs to be checked.)

23. Louisa Bell Dorcas . Daughter of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 2 Apr 1858. Died 3 Apr 1930 in St. Stephen. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

     Copied from newspaper obituary:

     Mrs Louisa Bell Mowatt

     Harvey Station, April 6 -- This community was saddened by the sudden death of Mrs Louisa Bell Mowatt, of St. Stephen, on April 3, after an illness of pneumonia of eight days, aged 72 years.   Deceased had been a former resident of Harvey Station, having removed to St. Stephen twenty-eight years ago.   Her husband predeceased her fifteen years ago.   She is survived by one son, Archie, of St. Stephen, and two daughters, Mabel and Margaret, with whom she lived, and seven grandchildren.   One brother, Andrew Dorcas, and two sisters, Mrs Richard Coffey and Mrs Thomas Davis, of Acton, also survive.

   On arrival of the C.P.R. train yesterday the body, accompanied by her daughters, was taken to the home of Andrew Dorcas.   The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.   Rev. George Knight had charge of the service, assisted by Rev. J. H. MacLean and the choir of the United Church.   The pallbearers were four nephews, David Coffey, Samuel Davis, Fred Davis and Arthur Mowatt.   Burial was in the Harvey cemetery.   The floral tributes were beautiful and numerous.

    She married George Mowatt, son of Thomas Mowatt & Elizabeth "Betsy" Moffitt, 5 Sep 1877 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By John M. Brooke . Born 18 Nov 1853/1854 in Harvey. Died 1915 in St. Stephen. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    George and Louisa's children were born in Harvey, and they moved to St. Stephen approximately 1902.   Note in Harvey Presbyterian Church death records:   George Mowatt died 1915 in St. Stephen, brought to Harvey.

    From Daily Telegraph, 17 Sep 1877:   "Married Fredericton 5th inst., by Rev. Dr. Brooke, George Mowatt and Miss Louise B. Dorcas, both of Manners Sutton."

    Witnesses to marriage were Robert Dorcas and Kate Virtue.

    They had the following children:

  65   i.   Alice "Mabel" Mowatt

  66   ii.   Rebecca "Estella" Mowatt

  67   iii.   Archibald Robinson "Archie" Mowatt

  68   iv.   Margaret Jane Elizabeth Mowatt

24. Andrew Thomas Dorcas . Son of Andrew Dorcas & Mary   Virtue. Born 16 Sep 1861 in Harvey. Died 7 Jun 1952 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Copied from newspaper obituary   (1952):

    Andrew Dorcas Died in Harvey

    The community of Harvey was saddened by he passing on June 7th of one of its oldest and most respected citizens, Mr Andrew Dorcas.

    His funeral which was largely attended was held in St. Andrews United Church where service was conducted by the Pastor Rev. J. L. Rose who gave a very comforting address.

    The choir sang three of his favourite pieces, The Old Rugged Cross, In the Sweet Bye and Bye and Abide with Me.   The pall-bearers were Lorne Coffey, Dave Coffey, Walter Coburn, Wilbert Coburn, Sandy Coburn and Bowman Little.   Interment was made in the Harvey Cemetery.

    Mr Dorcas was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Dorcas and has been life long resident of this place and being of a genial and friendly disposition he was loved and respected by all.   Many beautiful floral tributes were received including one from the sesson of the United Church of which he was a member for over 40 years.

    Mr Dorcas who had reached the age of 90, being born in 1861, had been enjoying good health up until very recently.   On Friday morning he was stricken with a heart attack and died at an early hour on Saturday morning.   He was married to Margaret Coburn in 1883 and she predeceased him in 1930.

    Surviving are two sons, Robert of this place with whom he had made his home for the past number of years.   Keith of Saint John and one daughter (Bessie) Mrs Charles Essensa of Brownville Jct., Maine.   Also surviving are ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

    He married Margaret "Maggie" Coburn, daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 22 Dec 1885 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt. Born 23 Sep 1858 in Harvey. Died 10 Dec 1930 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Witnesses to marriage to Andrew Coburn were Henry Craig and Mary E. Piercy.

    Copied from newspaper obituary   (1930):

    Mrs Andrew Dorcas

    Harvey, Dec 11 -- The community of Harvey was very much saddened by the death of Mrs Andrew Dorcas at her home, Manners Sutton, on December 10th, after a few months illness.

    Mrs Dorcas was before her marriage, Miss Margaret Coburn, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Coburn of Harvey and was 73 years old.

    She lived all her life in Harvey and vicinity and was a good neighbor and friend to all who knew her.   She was a member of the United Church of Canada, a life member of the W.M.S. and a faithful worker both in Church and Society.

    She has left to mourn a loving husband, two daughters and two sons.   The daughters are Miss Eva at home, Mrs Charles Essensa of Brownville Junction.   Robert of Harvey and Keith at home, also seven grand children.

    The funeral was held from her late home on Thursday at 2:30 o'clock and was attended by many friends and relatives.   Rev. J. H. MacLean of the United Church had charge of the funeral assisted by the choir.   The hymns sung were:   Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling, Nearer My God to Thee, There is no Night in Heaven.   Six nephews were pall-bearers:   Sandy and Robert Coburn, Harry Swan, Fred Davis, Dave Coffey and Lewis Davis.   The floral tributes were beautiful.

    They had the following children:

  69   i.   Robert Virtue Dorcas

  70   ii.   Mary "Eva" Dorcas

  71   iii.   Lena Isabell Dorcas

  72   iv.   Bessie Christina Dorcas

  73   v.   Frederick Lesley Dorcas

  74   vi.   Keith Chamberlain Dorcas

  75   vii.   Gertrude Ellen Dorcas


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