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Aaron Dorcas (b. 1836) Page 1 << 2 >> 3, Index

Descendents of Aaron Dorcas (ca 1836 - 1891/1901
and Elizabeth Blizzard (16 Jun 1841 - Unknown)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. William S. "Bill" Dorcas . Son of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 12 Jul 1861. Died 1925. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.

    William S. Dorcas and Margaret R. Dorcas had fourteen children:   Isobel "Belle", Jane "Jennie", Amos Albert, James Harold, Margaret Elizabeth, Clara Irene, Annie, Douglas Duncan, Sarah, Jessie, Della, Frank Wilfred, and Arthur.   Information on this family is in "William Dorcas Genealogy" by The Nashwaak Bicentennial Assoc., beginning on page 9.

    He married Margaret Rebecca "Maggie" Dorcas, daughter of James Dorcas & Isabella Buchanan. Born 25 Dec 1870. Died 1947. Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery.



3. Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas . Daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard. Born 5 May 1862. Died 1921. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    After the death of her first husband, Charles Irvine Christie, Annie married John Wilkins.

    She first married Charles Irvine Christie, son of John Christie & Elizabeth Jane Gass, 25 Jun 1879 in Lawlor's Hotel, St. Stephen. Born 20 Feb 1853. Died 1882 in Harvey.

    From Daily Telegraph, 11 Jul 1879:   "Married Lawlor's Hotel, St. Stephen, 25th ult., by Rev. Wm P. Beggs, Charles I. Christie and Annie Dorcas both of Harvey Settlement."

    Charles died young.   Charles and Annie had one son.

    They had the following children:

  11   i.   John Irvine Christie

    She second married John Wilkin, son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass, 25 Dec 1884 in York Co., NB By Robert Nevin, Presbyterian . Born 20 Aug 1856 in Cumberland Co., England. Died 10 Aug 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Wilkin and Mary Lister.

    Copied from newspaper obituary (1940) --

    John Wilkin, 84, Widely Mourned.

    Harvey Station, N.B., Aug 14 -- John Wilkin, Thomaston, N.B., passed away at his home in his 84th year.   Although in failing health for several years he was able to be around until recently.   Mr Wilkin was born in Cumberland County, Eng.   With his parents he came to New Brunswick in 1853 (sic) when very young and had since resided in Thomaston.   He was well known in the community and surrounding districts.

    He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Clarence Little, York Mills; Mrs Robert Douglas, New Westminister, B.C.; Mrs James Ward, Napadogan; two sons, Elmer, York Mills, and Henry, Thomaston; 11 grandchildren; one great grandson; five sisters, Mrs Mary Hay, Mrs Margaret Little, Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam; and Janet and Katherine, Thomaston; and one brother, James, Thomaston.

    Interment was in Harvey Cemetery.

    They had the following children:

  12   i.   Thomas "Elmer" Wilkin

  13   ii.   Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme" Wilkin

  14   iii.   Henry Ward Beecher Wilkin

  15   iv.   Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie" Wilkin

  16   v.   Jean Elizabeth Wilkin

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