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Descendents of Isaac Burrell (ca 1790 - 14 May 1869
and Jane "Unknown" (ca 1790 - 25 Jul 1866)

Second Immigrant Generation

21. William Alexander Burrell . Son of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 4 May 1865 in Harvey. Died 3 Jan 1914 in Vancouver, WA, USA.


    William travelled west on two occasions before his marriage and later emigrated to USA.   The first was with his older brother John (date uncertain, but some time after 1881, both were listed in the Manners Sutton census of that year.)   "John became sick, both returned to Harvey, where John died."--information in letter from Gladys Burrell Mason to Guy Burrell in 1971.   In fact, John's wife Jennie died 2 1/2 years before he died; John's death left their daughter, Anna, an orphan.   William went west again, presumably in 1892 after both Anna's parents had died, taking Anna with him to be raised by his brother Robert "Sim" and Cora, who were married and living in Portland, Oregon.   William "returned to Harvey to marry".  


    William Alexander Burrell and Grave Winnifred Embleton's six children were   born in Harvey, NB.   Later they emigrated to the Oregon/Washington border area of USA in November 1903.   Their children and grandchildren are scattered over the Northwest, some in Utah, California, Washington and Oregon.


    Further information on this family starting on page 28 in "The Wilsons of Harvey 1798 - 1983" by Jocelean Swan Hall.


    He married Grace Winnifred Embleton, daughter of Robert Wilson Embleton & Elizabeth "Bess" Piercy, 14 Dec 1892 in Harvey. Born 7 Oct 1873 in Harvey. Died 12 Oct 1940 in Portland, Oregon.


    Witnesses to marriage were Adam E. and Priscilla Hay.


    They had the following children:

  79   i.   Robert "Odbur" Burrell

  80   ii.   John "Edgar" Burrell

  81   iii.   Gladys Elizabeth Burrell

  82   iv.   William Eldon Burrell

  83   v.   Wilbert Alexander Burrell

  84   vi.   Willis Embleton "Dutch" Burrell

22. Nancy "Isabel" Burrell . Daughter of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 22 Nov 1868 in Harvey. Died 24 Dec 1927. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

       Copied from newspaper obituary - 1927 --


    Mrs Thos Johnston Has Passed Away

    McAdam, Dec. 26 -- After a lingering illness of nearly four years, Mrs Isobell Johnston, wife of Thomas Johnston, has passed away.   She was born in Harvey, Nov 22, 1868.


    She leaves to mourn her husband, two brothers, Thomas Burrell of McAdam, and Alexander Burrell, of Harvey; two sisters, Mrs Odburn Stamers (sic), of McAdam and Mrs John Hay, of Harvey; also three sons, George of Brownville, Gordon and Robert, of McAdam, and one daughter, Mrs Roy Grant, of McAdam.


    The services were held at her late home today at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. E. Gosline, assisted by Rev. G. A. Ross.

    She married Thomas Coburn Johnston, son of Christopher Johnston & Agnes "Nancy" Bell, 22 Sep 1886 in Harvey By J. A. McLean, Presbyterian . Born 22 Feb 1863 in Harvey. Died 1932. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.


    Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Burrell and Christina Johnston.


    From Harvey Presbyterian Church records:    "Hildah Johnston d. 8 Jun 1891, age 14 mo.;   Vernon Johnston d. 4 Jun 1890, age 2 mo."    May have been children of Thomas Cockburn Johnston and Nancy "Isobel" Burrell??


    They had the following children:

  85   i.   George Henry Alfred Johnston

  86   ii.   Hilda Johnston (Twin)

  87   iii.   Vernon Johnston (Twin)

  88   iv.   Mabel May Johnston

  89   v.   Gordon Johnston

  90   vi.   Robert Burrell Johnston

23. Joselean "Celia" Burrell . Daughter of Isaac Burrell & Alice Bell Grieve. Born 14 Nov 1855 in Harvey. Died 12 Aug 1893 in Tweedside, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From Christian Visitor, Saint John, 4 Dec 1878:   "Married Fredericton, 30th Oct., by Rev. A. J. Stevens, Henry Swan and Joselean Burrill, both of Manners Sutton, York Co."   (Also in NB Reporter 20 Nov 1878.)

    Witnesses to marriage were Stephen Swan and Mrs A. J. Stevens.


    Joselean and Harry had seven children.


    She married Henry "Harry" Swan, son of Alexander Swan & Mary Taylor, 4 Oct 1878 in Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Stevens, Baptist. Born 18 Jun 1845 in England. Died 1 Feb 1923 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier, "The Swan Family", 1980.


    They had the following children:

  91   i.   William Alexander Swan

  92   ii.   Mary Alice Winnifred Swan

  93   iii.   Isaac "Ernest" Swan

  94   iv.   James Robert "Jimmie" Swan

  95   v.   Thomas Harvey Swan

  96   vi.   Elizabeth Jane Lillian "Lillie" Swan

  97   vii.   Josie "Carrie" Bailey Swan

24. Jane "Jennie" Burrell . Daughter of Isaac Burrell & Alice Bell Grieve. Born Jan 1858 in Harvey. Died 15 Aug 1882. Buried in St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Zealand.

       Burtt, Jannie - d. 15 Aug 1882, ae 24 yr. 7 mo., w/o Ira N.   Buried in St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Zealand Station, Bright Parish, York Co., NB.

    She married Ira N. Burt, son of Darius S. Burt & Janis "Jane" Burt, 16 Feb 1881 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By Edward Roberts . Born Approx 1857 in Upper Keswick, York Co., NB. Died 1925 in Coburg, Ont. Buried in Union Cemetery, Coburg, Ont. Occupation Merchant At Keswick Ridge Until 1925.

    Witnesses to marriage were Isaac Burrell and Henry Swan.