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Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

Second Immigrant Generation

55. Elisha Embleton . Son of George Embleton & Elizabeth Twizell. Born 4 Apr 1859 in Harvey. Died 13 Mar 1944 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

    Elisha and Janie were farmers in Harvey.   No children.

    From newspaper obituary - 1944:

    E. Embleton Dead.   Well Known Resident of Harvey Station, Was Born in 1859.

    Harvey Station, March 20 -- The death of Elisha Embleton occurred at his home on Monday morning, March 13th.   Although in failing health for several months, his condition was not considered serious until a week before his death when he suffered a severe heart attack.

    Mr Embleton was born here on April 4th, 1859, youngest member of the family of the late George and Elizabeth (Twizel) Embleton, who came to this country from the north of England among the early settlers of Harvey.   He lived his entire life on the old Embleton homestead and was the last of his family, his wife Jane (Piercy), having predeceased him twenty-one years ago.   He is survived by several nephews and nieces.   He was a life-long and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, from which the funeral was held at three o'clock after prayers at the home at 1.30, March 14th.

    The funeral service, which was largely attended was conducted by Rev. J. F. McKay, pastor of St. Paul's United Church, McAdam, former pastor of the Harvey charge and personal friend of the deceased.   The choir beautifully rendered the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd; Safe In The Arms Of Jesus; and Good Night Here, Good Morning Up There.

    The pallbearers were Manzer Embleton, Irvine Embleton, James Johnston and Pembroke Little.   Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.

    He married Jane Piercy, daughter of Thomas Piercy & Margaret Tait, 21 Dec 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt. Born 19 Jul 1858 in Harvey. Died 6 Mar 1923 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Another date for marriage is 21 Dec 1882.   Not sure which is correct.

    Witnesses to marriage were Mrs A. J. Mowatt and Mrs A. Turnbull.

56. James Nesbitt . Son of George Nesbitt & Elizabeth Embleton. Born 1842 in Harvey. Christen 13 Mar 1842 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

57. George Estabrooks Nesbitt . Son of George Nesbitt & Elizabeth Embleton. Born Dec 1843 in Harvey Settlement. Christen 24 Dec 1843 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died After 1900 in Minnesota. Occupation Logger.

    George Estabrooks Nesbitt with his wife Sarah Elkington probably moved to the United States in the summer or fall of 1870.   They went first to Pennsylvania, then to Pierce County, Wisconsin.   In later life, George E. lived with his son Frederick and family in Minnesota.   (Info from R. E. McDowell, 88 Park Ave., Apt 203, Arlington, Mass., Apr 1996,   whose great grandmother Elizabeth was daughter of George and Sarah.)

    He married Sarah Elkington, daughter of William Elkington & Susannah "Susan" Martin, 27 Jun 1867 in York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Dec 1839 in England. Died 1879 in Wisconsin.

    Witnesses to marriage were George Embleton and Susannah Elkington.

    They had the following children:

  221   i.   Frederick Nesbitt

  222   ii.   Elizabeth Nesbitt

58. Margaret Nesbitt . Daughter of George Nesbitt & Elizabeth Embleton. Born 1846 in Harvey. Christen 22 Feb 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 13 Jan 1942 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

    Margaret died 13 Jan 1942, at age 94 years.

    From newspaper clipping - Victoria, BC, Jan 1936:

    Has Ninetieth Birthday Tea

    Flowers and Good Wishes Greeted Mrs Margaret Cessford Yesterday.

    Masses of beautiful flowers, including a lovely bouquet from Mayor and Mrs David Leeming greeted Mrs Margaret Cessford, pioneer resident of Victoria, on the attainment of her ninetieth birthday yesterday.

    Sixty years in this city have brought many friends to the venerable resident, and a host of them called to tender their personal congratulations and good wishes at her home on Mary Street, Victoria West, where she lives with her daughter.   Despite her great age, Mrs Cessford is extraordinarily alert and in possession of all her faculties, and she exchanged many reminiscences and reciprocated the good wishes over the tea cups, both afternoon and evening.

    Historic Tea Cups

    And the tea cups themselves have almost as interesting a history as Mrs Cessford, for they were presented to her by the late Sir James Douglas, former Governor of British Columbia, and are of the capacious size beloved of early Victorian appetites!

    Assisting in receiving the guests during the afternoon and evening were Mrs Cessford's daughter, Mrs J. C. Dodds, also Mrs George Cessford, Mrs R. Campbell and Miss Muriel Cessford.   Mr Tom Cessford came over from Seattle to celebrate his mother's birthday.   Those serving tea were Mrs George Cessford, Miss Muriel Cessford, Mrs R. Dalziel and Mrs R. Campbell.

    She married Robert Cessford, son of David Cessford & Margaret "Peggy" Piercy, 7 Sep 1864 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 28 Aug 1841 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died 26 Mar 1913 in Victoria, BC. Buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC. Occupation Carpenter.

    PANB #F15552, p. 565:   Robert Cessford and Margaret Nesbitt on Sep 7, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses Annie Nesbitt and William McMillan.

    Robert, Margaret and their older children moved from Harvey, NB,   to Vancouver Island, BC approximately 1876.   Robert worked in a tannery in Victoria, BC.

    Most of the Cessfords in Victoria were buried in Ross Bay Cemetery.

    Robert's birth date was taken from 1901 Census, Victoria, BC, and he was a carpenter at that time.

    Robert died at age 72 years.

    They had the following children:

  223   i.   James Cessford

  224   ii.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cessford

  225   iii.   Adeline Cessford

  226   iv.   George Wellington Cessford

  227   v.   Almira "Myra" Cessford

  228   vi.   John Harvey "Jack" Cessford

  229   vii.   Margaret "Madge" Cessford

  230   viii.   Thomas Piercy Cessford