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Descendents of Thomas Piercy (ca 1760 - unknown)
and Elizabeth Unknown (unknown)

Generation 4
48. Margaret "Maggie" Coburn. Daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy. Born 23 Sep 1858 in Harvey Settlement. Christen 21 Nov 1858 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 10 Dec 1930 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Copied from newspaper obituary (1930):
Mrs Andrew Dorcas
Harvey, Dec 11 -- The community of Harvey was very much saddened by the death of Mrs Andrew Dorcas at her home, Manners Sutton, on December 10th, after a few months illness.
Mrs Dorcas was before her marriage, Miss Margaret Coburn, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Coburn of Harvey and was 73 years old.
She lived all her life in Harvey and vicinity and was a good neighbor and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, a life member of the W.M.S. and a faithful worker both in Church and Society.
She has left to mourn a loving husband, two daughters and two sons. The daughters are Miss Eva at home, Mrs Charles Essensa of Brownville Junction. Robert of Harvey and Keith at home, also seven grand children.
The funeral was held from her late home on Thursday at 2:30 o'clock and was attended by many friends and relatives. Rev. J. H. MacLean of the United Church had charge of the funeral assisted by the choir. The hymns sung were: Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling, Nearer My God to Thee, There is no Night in Heaven. Six nephews were pall-bearers: Sandy and Robert Coburn, Harry Swan, Fred Davis, Dave Coffey and Lewis Davis. The floral tributes were beautiful.


256 i. George Walter Coburn


She married Andrew Thomas Dorcas, son of Andrew Dorcas & Mary Virtue, 22 Dec 1885 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt. Born 16 Sep 1861 in Harvey. Died 7 Jun 1952 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Witnesses to marriage to Andrew Coburn were Henry Craig and Mary E. Piercy.

Copied from newspaper obituary (1952):
Andrew Dorcas Died in Harvey
The community of Harvey was saddened by he passing on June 7th of one of its oldest and most respected citizens, Mr Andrew Dorcas.

His funeral which was largely attended was held in St. Andrews United Church where service was conducted by the Pastor Rev. J. L. Rose who gave a very comforting address.

The choir sang three of his favourite pieces, The Old Rugged Cross, In the Sweet Bye and Bye and Abide with Me. The pall-bearers were Lorne Coffey, Dave Coffey, Walter Coburn, Wilbert Coburn, Sandy Coburn and Bowman Little. Interment was made in the Harvey Cemetery.
Mr Dorcas was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Dorcas and has been life long resident of this place and being of a genial and friendly disposition he was loved and respected by all. Many beautiful floral tributes were received including one from the sesson of the United Church of which he was a member for over 40 years.

Mr Dorcas who had reached the age of 90, being born in 1861, had been enjoying good health up until very recently. On Friday morning he was stricken with a heart attack and died at an early hour on Saturday morning. He was married to Margaret Coburn in 1883 and she predeceased him in 1930.

Surviving are two sons, Robert of this place with whom he had made his home for the past number of years. Keith of Saint John and one daughter (Bessie) Mrs Charles Essensa of Brownville Jct., Maine. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


They had the following children:
257 i. Robert Virtue Dorcas
258 ii. Mary "Eva" Dorcas
259 iii. Lena Isabell Dorcas
260 iv. Bessie Christina Dorcas
261 v. Frederick Lesley Dorcas
262 vi. Keith Chamberlain Dorcas
263 vii. Gertrude Ellen Dorcas

Entry last updated: 10 Oct 2008
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