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Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

60. Margaret Ann "Maggie" Coburn . Daughter of Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth Messer. Born 11 Oct 1855 in Harvey. Died 4 Nov 1884 in Harvey.

    Maggie had four daughters: Edith Susanna, Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie", Jennie and Maude.

    She married John D. "Jack" Little, son of David Little & Margaret Ann Herbert, 21 Mar 1877. Born 13 Apr 1847 in Harvey. Christen 27 Apr 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 23 Sep 1905 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    John did not have a middle name but took the initial "D" as a middle name to distinguish him from other John Little in Harvey at that time.   He inherited from his father Lot 5 in the village of Harvey.   (Original land granted to William Embleton, and later sold to David Little.)

    John was married first to Margaret Coburn and had four children.   After her death he married Martha Wilson, and had five children in second marriage.

    They had the following children:

        233   i.   Edith Susanna Little

  234   ii.   Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Little

  235   iii.   Jane "Janie" Little

  236   iv.   Maude Anna Little Williams

61. Charlotte Isabella "Bell" Coburn . Daughter of Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth Messer. Born 12 Oct 1857 in Harvey. Died 19 Dec 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

    Witnesses to marriage were James Whittle and Alice S. Coburn.

    She married John Henry "Jack" Grieve, son of Patrick Turnbull Grieve & Mary Piercy, 3 Dec 1879 in Harvey, York Co., By Edward Roberts . Born 4 Jun 1855 in Parish Of Manners Sutton, NB. Died 8 Aug 1925 in Victoria Public Hosp., Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer And Lumber. Religion Presbyterian.

    They had the following children:

        237   i.   Frederick Andrew Grieve

  238   ii.   Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grieve

  239   iii.   Alice Bertha "Bertie" Grieve

  240   iv.   John "Oswald" Coburn Grieve

62. John Wood Coburn . Son of Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth Messer. Born 30 Aug 1859 in Harvey. Died 13 May 1939 in Vancouver, BC. Occupation Lumberman.

    John and his first wife, Ellen Little, and family moved to Vancouver Island, BC, approximately 1885.   He was a lumberman, and after Ellen's death he married Ellen Cowie in 1899 in Victoria, BC.   From his second marriage he had two sons, one was Wallace Coburn, a medical doctor.

    In 1901 Census, for Victoria, BC, John was living in Victoria and his occupation was listed as Railroad, passenger con.

    From "The Herald", 14 Oct 1893:   "John Coburn, of Victoria, BC, is here on a visit to his many friends and relatives.   Mr Coburn formerly resided here, but left about 8 years ago, and he now holds a lucrative position on the Vancouver Island Railway."

    From "Nanaimo, The Story of a City", published by Nanaimo and District Museum Society, 100 Cameron Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, 1983.   Page 16:   "John Coburn, a well-known logger, operated a sawmill at Cassidy in the early 1900's.   In 1908 he opened a new logging operation known as the New Ladysmith Lumber Company in East Wellington.   His railway covered a total of 12.00 miles with two locomotives and five logging cars.   The logs were hauled from Mount Benson to the mill at East Wellington where lumber was sawn.   The lumber was then loaded on to railway cars to be transported to Brechin Point Rail Siding.   A widely known and colorful engineer on this operation was Charlie Snowdon, nicknamed "Broom Handle Charlie".   He ran the first "lokey" on Vancouver Island.   In 1926, the business was sold to Nanaimo Lumber Company and the mill was relocated at Quarterway."

    (Information from Annabel Cowie to Kenneth L. Coburn -- The BC Archives in Victoria has John Wood Coburn's diaries and papers, which are most interesting.   It is not possible to remove them from the Archives so you must travel to Victoria to look at them.)

    He first married Eleanor "Ellen" Christina Little, daughter of David Little & Margaret Ann Herbert, 13 Dec 1882 in York Co., NB By Robert Nairn, Presbyterian. Born 3 Oct 1861 in Harvey. Died 6 Nov 1895 in Nanaimo, B.C.

    Witnesses to marriage were Ebenezer Little and Ellen Coburn.

    Listed in BC Vital Stats as Christina.   Died at Nanaimo, BC at age 34 years, on 6 Nov 1895.

    They had the following children:

        241   i.   Lila Maude Coburn

  242   ii.   Dora Pauline Coburn

    He second married Ellen Cowie, daughter of Alexander Cowie & Sarah Hastings, 8 Feb 1899 in Victoria, BC (At The Home Of Her Sister, Mary King). Born 1868 in Ont. Died 4 Jul 1950 in Vancouver, BC.

    They had the following children:

        243   i.   Lorna Mae Coburn

  244   ii.   Wallace Andrew Coburn (Dr.)

  245   iii.   Glenn Gideon Coburn