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and Christina Heughan (ca 1803 - 22 Feb 1875)

Third Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated 10 Feb 2008

8. Elizabeth Coburn . Daughter of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 14 Mar 1857 in Harvey. Died 30 Mar 1879. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    She married John "Albert" Little, son of Matthew Little & Isabel Hay, 12 Dec 1877 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton, By John M. Brooke. Born 6 Apr 1856 in Harvey. Died Dec 1932 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Universalist.

    From Daily Telegraph, 14 Dec 1877:   "Married 12th inst., by Rev Dr. Brooke, Albert Little and Elizabeth Coburn, both of Manners Sutton."

    Witnesses to marriage were Alex Little and Thomas Wilson.

    Notes from page 212, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement, 1786-1992:

   Albert was a farmer and lived on Lot C, original Land Grant to his father Matthew Little.   This land was later farmed by Albert's son, Oscar, and then to grandson Roderick.

   Albert was married twice, his first wife, Elizabeth Coburn died in childbirth at the age of 22 years.   By his second marriage, to Jane Agnes Lister, he had four children, Oscar, Howard, Lizzie and Edwin.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1932:

    John Albert Little

    John Albert Little passed away recently at his home at Harvey, N.B.   He had been in failing health for the last few years, although confined to bed only two months.   He is survived by his wife, formerly Jane Agnes Lister; one daughter, Mrs J. Lorne Coffey, Harvey Station; and two sons, Howard M., York Mills, N.B. and Oscar B., at home, also two sisters, Mrs Robert Robison, Vancouver, and Mrs Edgar Coburn, McAdam, and one brother, Charles, Harvey.

    The funeral was held from the Universalist Church, which was filled to capacity.   Rev. Alex McKay, of the United Church, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. J. F. McKay, McAdam.   Two hymns were sung by a quartet from the United Church, while two members of the Universalist choir sang a duet.   The floral tributes were beautiful.

    Mr Little was born in Harvey in 1856.   He was a farmer and life-long Universalist.   For years he was secretary of the Farmers' Trading Company, also for years superintendent of the Sunday School.