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Descendants of Nichol Gass (1801 - Apr 1878)
and Jean Copeland (1803 - 1872)

Third Generation

23. Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilkin . Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born Approx 1852 in England.

     Betsy had two sons:   James and John. ( John was raised by James and Isabella Henry.)


     Betsy was the second wife of William Hay.   Witnesses to marriage were John J. Hay and Eleanor Wilkin.   They were living in the Stanley area when the 1891 Census was taken, but are not in the 1901 Census for Stanley.   It is believed that this family moved West.


    She married William Hay Jr., son of William "Billy" Hay & Sarah "Sally" Dorcas, 26 Jul 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born Approx 1845. Christen 26 Sep 1869 in (Adult) Harvey Presbyterian Church.


    William's first wife was Eunice Brown, and from this marriage he had six children:   Melvina, Henry, William, Adalaide, Howard and Alice Maude.   (The first two   or three born in Harvey, then the family moved to Stanley.)


    William's second wife was Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilkin, and from this marriage there were six children:   Agnes, Nellie, Frederick, Emma (or Emily), and Winnie, all born in Stanley.  


    The family is listed in the 1891 Census for Stanley, but not in the 1901 Census.   It is believed the family moved to western Canada.   (Possibly Sask.)


    They had the following children:

  49   i.   Agnes Hay

  50   ii.   Nellie Hay

  51   iii.   Frederick Hay

  52   iv.   Emma (Or Emily) Hay

  53   v.   Winnie Hay


24. Jane Agnes Wilkin . Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1853 in England. Died 27 Aug 1874 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


25. John Wilkin . Son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 20 Aug 1856 in Cumberland Co., England. Died 10 Aug 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.


    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.


    He married Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas, daughter of Aaron Dorcas & Elizabeth Blizzard, 25 Dec 1884 in York Co., NB By Robert Nevin, Presbyterian . Born 5 May 1862. Died 1921. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas Wilkin and Mary Lister.


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

    They had the following children:

  54   i.   Thomas "Elmer" Wilkin

  55   ii.   Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme" Wilkin

  56   iii.   Henry Ward Beecher Wilkin

  57   iv.   Eleanor Beatrice "Nellie" Wilkin

  58   v.   Jean Elizabeth Wilkin