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

Third Generation

26. Janet J. Wilkin . Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1858 in Wilmot. Died 1940 in Wilmot. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From newspaper obituary (1940):

    Janet J. Wilkin

    Wilmot, York Co., Jan 7 -- Many friends in York County will regret to learn of the death of Miss Janet J. Wilkin, daughter of the late Jane and Herbert Wilkin, which occurred at her home here recently.   She was 82 years of age and had been in failing health for several months.

    She is survived by four sisters, Mrs Mary Hay, Mrs Herbert Little and Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam, and Miss Katherine, of Wilmot, and one brother, James, also of Wilmot.

    The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. Galbraith, Lorneville.   Interment was in Harvey Station Cemetery.


27. Mary H. Wilkin . Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 20 Feb 1860 in Harvey. Died 15 Feb 1952 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


     Copied from newspaper obituary:

    McAdam--The death of Mrs Mary Hay, age 92, occurred at her home in McAdam.   Her health had been failing for sometime, but she was up each day to within a few days of her death.   She was one of McAdam's oldest and most respected residents.

    Mrs Hay was born at Harvey and came to McAdam to live about 50 years ago.   She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, a quiet person of retiring disposition, but very kind, charitible and very hospitable.   Her interests centred in her home and family.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hay, and is survived by one son, Earl Hay, and one daughter, Gertrude Hay, both of McAdam.   A second son, Frank, predeceased her; one sister, Mrs Fred Embleton, McAdam and one brother, James Wilkin, Harvey also survive, and six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

     Burial was at Harvey.


   She married Robert Andrew Hay, son of John "Jack" Hay & Margaret, 4 Nov 1884 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt. Born Approx 1856 in Harvey. Died 24 Dec 1893. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Factory Hand. Religion Presbyterian.

    Witnesses to marriage were Nicholas D. Lister and Margaret Wilkins.

    In the 1861 Census, Robert was 4 years old and his sister Jessie Levina was 6 years old, therefore he perhaps was born approx. 1856.   However, the date of his birth on the gravestone in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery is 1854.


    They had the following children:

  59   i.   Herbert "Earl" Hay

  60   ii.   Jane "Gertrude" Hay

  61   iii.   Frank Byron Hay


28. Nicholas Wilkin . Son of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1862 in Harvey. Died 22 Jul 1896 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    He married Ida Crombie.

29. Eleanor I. "Ellen" Wilkin . Daughter of Herbert Wilkin & Jane Gass. Born 1866 in Wilmot, York Co., NB. Died 9 Sep 1937 in Wilmot, York Co. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.