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Descendents of John Nesbitt (ca. 1790 - 11 Apr 1850)
and Ann (unknown maiden name; ca. 1795 - 25 Feb 1864)
Third Immigrant Generation
17. Charlotte Nesbitt . Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Isabella Cockburn (Coburn). Born 26 Mar 1854. Christen 19 Apr 1854 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 21 Jun 1861 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
18. Margaret Ann Nesbitt . Daughter of John B. Nesbitt & Elizabeth Chambers. Born 3 Oct 1850 in Harvey. Died 19 Apr 1943 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1943:
Died at Harvey. Mrs John G. Coburn Was Well Known Woman, Prominent in Church and Community.
Harvey Station, N.B., April 27 -- The death of Mrs Margaret Ann Coburn, widow of John G. Coburn, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Cecil Grieve, on April 19th, removed one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this community. Had she lived until October 3rd, she would have been 93 years of age. For the past few years she has been in poor health but always maintained her interest in the work of the church, W.M.S. and the Red Cross, to which she always contributed generously. For some time it had been her custom to have passages of Scripture read at the meetings of the W.M.S. and a few days before her death she sent her usual request which was complied with.
Mrs Coburn was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Chambers) Nesbitt and was born at Harvey. She was the last remaining member of the family. Her husband passed away May 23rd, 1901. Since that time she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs Harry C. Swan. Last fall she went to visit her daughter, Mrs Grieve, where she became ill and had been confined to her bed since then.
Of a family of ten children, five survive her. Mrs Swan and Mrs Grieve, and three sons, Thomas, Matthew and Charles Coburn, all of Brownville Junction, Maine. The late Councillor Frank Coburn was a son, also Alexander Coburn, who gave his life in the Great War. There are 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Coburn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a life member of he Women's Missionary Society and was for years a teacher in the Sunday Schools at Coburn and Manners Sutton. She was a woman of great kindliness and was loved by old and young.
She married John G. Coburn, son of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 4 Jan 1871 in Harvey, York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 12 Aug 1844 in Harvey. Christen 22 Sep 1844 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 23 May 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Ref: Watson et al, "The Little Family", 1993, p. 197. Hall & Crozier, 1983, "The Swan Family", 1983, p. 99.
From Daily Telegraph, 9 Jan 1871: "Married by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 4th ult., John Cockburn and Margaret Ann Nesbit, eldest daughter of John B. Nesbit, all of Harvey." Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Cockburn and Ellen N. Nesbit.
They had the following children:
74 i. George Harvey Lesley Coburn
75 ii. John "Franklin" Chambers Coburn
76 iii. Thomas Preston Coburn
77 iv. Elizabeth Victoria "Lizzie" Coburn
78 v. William Walter "Lewis" Coburn
79 vi. Mary Helena "Mame" Coburn
80 vii. Bdr. James "Alexander" MacLean Coburn b. 22 Aug 1886 - d. 30 Mar 1918
81 viii. Matthew Piercy Coburn
82 ix. Georgie Ann Nesbitt "Annie" Coburn
83 x. Charles Everett Coburn