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Descendants of Nichol Gass (1801 - Apr 1878)
and Jean Copeland (1803 - 1872)
34. Margaret Lister . Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 20 Feb 1855 in Harvey. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Feb 1912. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
From New Brunswick Reporter, 11 Nov 1874: "Married Manse of St. Paul's, 5th inst. by Rev. Dr. Brooke, William E. Murray, formerly of Kincardineshire, Scotland, now of Manners Sutton (York Co.) and Miss Margaret Lister, same place."
Witnesses to marriage were Catherine McCusseney and Janet Langwell.
She married William E. Murray, 5 Nov 1874 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. John M. Brooke . Born 11 Jan 1852 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 25 Mar 1938 in York Mills, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter. Religion Presbyterian.
Copied from obituary (1938):
Died at York Mills. William Murray, Native of Scotland, Died at Age of 86.
York Mills, N.B., March 29 -- The sudden passing of William Murray at his home here on Friday evening, the 25th, removes one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this district.
Mr Murray was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, 86 years ago and came to Canada at the age of 20. Following his marriage to Miss Margaret Lister, who predeceased him in 1912, he settled on a farm here where he had lived ever since. The Murray home was always known for its hospitality and many have pleasant memories of the hours spent there.
Mr Murray had been in failing health for some time but had spent the winter with his daughter, Mrs Craig, in McAdam, returning home a few weeks ago. Surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs George Craig, McAdam; Mrs Harry Berry, Moncton; Mrs James Henderson, Saint John and Miss Agnes Murray, R.N. of Mutton Bay, Labrador, and six sons, Rev. Prescott Murray, Kings Head, N.S.; Peter in the United States; Wesley and Roy, McAdam; James, Harvey Station and Harris, York Mills. Another son, David of Portland, Me., died a few years ago. There are eleven grand children and one sister, the latter living in Bisley, England.
They had the following children:
75 i. Peter Louis Murray
76 ii. David Murray
77 iii. Wesley John Murray
78 iv. Jennie Maye Murray
79 v. Mary "Agnes" Murray
80 vi. James Alexander Murray
81 vii. Jessie Isabella Murray
82 viii. Harris Edison Murray
83 ix. Roy Lester Murray
84 x. Prescott W. Murray
85 xi. Hilda M. Murray
35. Jane "Janie" Lister . Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 14 Dec 1856 in Harvey. Died 1917. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
She married John "Jack" Moffitt, son of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy, 22 May 1877 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. John M. Brooke . Born 11 Jun 1848 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 28 Jan 1931. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.
Witnesses to marriage were George Moffitt and Agnes Lister.
For details of this family see "The Moffitt of Harvey Settlement, New Brunswick 1791-1991" by Emerson Moffitt.
They had the following children:
86 i. Albion Andrew Moffitt
87 ii. Agnes Lister "Aggie" Moffitt
88 iii. David "Irvine" Moffatt
89 iv. William Earl "Billie" Moffitt
90 v. Manzer Eugene Moffitt
91 vi. Nellie Jane Moffitt
92 vii. Sydney Alvan Moffitt
93 viii. Bertha Maud Moffitt
36. Agnes Lister . Daughter of David Lister & Janet Gass. Born 24 May 1859 in Harvey. Died 30 Mar 1880 in Harvey.
Agnes was the first wife of John Little, and after her death he married secondly Hepsibah (Hepsie) Parker.
She married John Little, son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, 21 Aug 1878 in York Co., NB By Edward Roberts . Born 1848 in Harvey. Died 21 May 1900 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Lister, Margaret Little and James Little.