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Descendents of John Moffitt (28 Jun 1791 - 8 Aug 1859)
and Ellen "Nellie" Davidson (1792 - 12 Nov 1879)

Third Immigrant Generation

8. Jane Piercy . Daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt. Born 18 May 1847 in Harvey, NB. Christen 27 Jun 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 6 Aug 1933 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Housewife. Religion Presbyterian.


    From Colonial Farmer, 26 Nov 1866: "Married 7th inst., by Rev. Samuel Johnson, Henry Swan and Jane, third daughter of Matthew Piercy, all of Harvey Settlement."


    Witnesses to marriage were John Swan and Margaret Piercy.

   From obituary in newspaper (1933)

   Harvey Station, York Co., Aug 9 -- The death occurred on Saturday morning of Mrs Janie Swan, a life-long resident of Harvey Settlement, at her home.   Mrs Swan was 85 years old, and had been in failing health for several months.   She leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs Thomas Speedy, and one son, Ernest Swan, both of Harvey.


   The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from Knox Presbyterian Church.   Rev. George Knight conducting the service.   Favorite hymns were sung, and Mr Knight, Mrs Edgar Coburn and Miss Flossie Coburn sang.   The flowers were many and beautiful.   Interment was in the Harvey   Cemetery.


    She married Henry "Harry" Swan, son of James Swan & Jane Moody, 7 Nov 1866 in Harvey, York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson. Born 4 Jun 1843 in Harvey, N.B. Christen 26 Aug 1843 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 5 Mar 1928 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter, Woodsman. Religion Presbyterian.


    Harry and his wife Janie Piercy lived on the George Davidson farm and Harry worked as a farmer, carpenter and woodsman.   The farm later went to his son, Matt, and then to Matt's son, Smith.   After Matt took over the farm, Harry built a house near the road (presently owned by Henry James).   He also built a small barn with two horse stalls; and travellers and salesmen who came to the area by horse often stayed at their home while attending to business in the area.   The school teacher usually boarded with Harry and Jane.


    Harry built the school in Manners Sutton district, commonly called the Swamp School.   He provided the land, built a stone wall 36 ft. by 22 ft. for the foundation, provided all the lumber, made all doors, windows, made the shingles, etc.   The school was to be finished by July 31, 1887, and paid in full on or about October 20, 1887.   He received $500. for the contract.   (The school building is now owned by Henry James, and has been used as an electrical and TV repair shop.)


    Copied from newspaper obituary - (1928) --

    Henry Swan, Age 82, Passes Suddenly

    Harvey Station, March 18 -- The death of Henry Swan of Manners Sutton occurred suddenly March 5.   Deceased was 82 years of age.   He is survived by his wife and three children, Ernest, at Home; Fred, Vancouver; and Mrs Thomas Speedy, Manners Sutton.   The last surviving brother is Alexander Swan, of Manners Sutton.


    The funeral took place March 7, services by Rev. George Knight, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, Manners Sutton, with interment in the Harvey Cemetery.


    They had the following children:

  70   i.   James Swan

  71   ii.   Matthew Swan

  72   iii.   Jane Agnes "Aggie" Swan

  73   iv.   George Davidson Swan

  74   v.   George Frederick "Fred" Swan

  75   vi.   Ella May Swan

  76   vii.   Henry "Ernest" Swan


9. Margaret "Maggie" Piercy . Daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt. Born 2 Jul 1849 in Harvey, NB. Christen 29 Nov 1849 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 19 Feb 1889 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From Headquarters, 24 Apr 1867:   "Married Waverley House, 20th inst., by Rev. Dr. Brooke, George Wood and Miss Margaret Piercy, both of Harvey Settlement."


    Witnesses to marriage were Robert Swan and Emmeline Smith.


   She married George Wood, son of Peter Wood & Janet "Jessie" Cleghorn, 20 Apr 1867 in Waverley House, Fredericton By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 27 Dec 1838 in Scotland. Christen 10 Feb 1839 in Eckford, Roxburghshire. Died 5 Oct 1890 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


   From parochial registers of Eckford in Roxburghshire (Researched by Bruce Elliott, 2004):   1838 Peter Wood Mason Ormiston and Jess Cleghorn his wife their child Born the 27th Decr 1838 and Bapt. 10th Feby 1839 named George."


    From Files of The Gleaner of 1887:   "New Residence.   Mr George Wood had his house about finished.   It is large and commodious, and has a beautiful situation near the lake.   He is an expert angler and keeps a fine large boat....."


    They had the following children:

  77   i.   Peter Seaman Cleghorn Wood

  78   ii.   Agnes Moffit "Aggie" Wood

  79   iii.   Jessie Wood

  80   iv.   Elizabeth Piercy "Lizzie" Wood

  81   v.   Fanny Seely Wood

  82   vi.   Laura Isabella Wood

  83   vii.   Mary Ellen Wood

  84   viii.   George Thomas Alvard Wood

  85   ix.   Antoinetta Alexandrina "Nettie" Wood

  86   x.   George "Archie" Bower Wood