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

Generation 4
69. Margaret Ann Piercy. Daughter of Thomas Piercy & Margaret Tait. Born 15 Apr 1852 in Coburn, York Co., NB. Died 27 Aug 1942 in South Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

From newspaper obituary - 1942:
Mrs John Cleghorn Died in Tweedside
Was One of Pioneers of South Tweedside--Was 90 Years of Age.
Harvey Station, Aug 28 -- The death yesterday morning of Mrs Margaret Ann Cleghorn, aged 90 years, at her home in South Tweedside removes one of the oldest residents of the community.
Mrs Cleghorn, who was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Tait) Piercy, was born at Coburn, NB, and lived there until her marriage to John Cleghorn, Oct 16, 1877, when she removed to South Tweedside. There they cleared a farm out of virgin forest, erected a home and reared a family of nine children, three of whom are living, Thomas of McAdam, Charles of Lake Road, and Elvin of South Tweedside.

Mrs Cleghorn was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church. She was well known and highly regarded by a wide circle of friends.

Mr Cleghorn passed away two years ago at the age of 88 years, and since that time Mrs Cleghorn had been in failing health due to advancing age.

In addition to her sons she is survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held this afternoon. Following prayers at her home a service was held in Knox Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock. In the absence of the minister of the church, Rev. A. O. McLean, the service was conducted by Rev. J. F. MacKay of St. Paul's United Church, McAdam. A choir composed of Mrs Lorne Morrow, Miss Evelyn Martin, Andrew McCullough and G. Wesley Coburn sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Abide With Me." Miss Florence Coburn was organist.

The pallbearers were Harold Cleghorn, Alton Cleghorn, Donald Thorburn and Colin Cleghorn. Interment was made in the cemetery at Manners-Sutton.

She married John "Joak" Cleghorn, son of George Cleghorn & Agnes Hogg, 16 Oct 1877 in St. Stephen By Rev. Gould. Born 25 Mar 1852. Christen 7 Apr 1868 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 May 1940. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

There are three birth dates for John, not sure which is correct: 25 Mar 1952 (family record), 14 Mar 1854 (church record), and 1853 (census record).

John and his wife Margaret Ann Piercy were farmers in South Tweedside, and had nine children.

From newspaper item, undated:
South Tweedside Couple Married Sixty-one Years
Mr and Mrs John Cleghorn Honored by Friends and Relatives.
Harvey Station, Oct 18 -- Mr and Mrs John Cleghorn of South Tweedside observed the sixty-first anniversary of their marriage at their home Sunday and received congratulations and good wishes.

Last night about 60 friends and relatives gathered at their home and spent an enjoyable evening with cards, music and dancing. Eastman Bell and Edward James furnished violin music, accompanied on the guitar by Mrs Stanley Hamilton of Magaguadavic.
During the evening many gifts were presented the honored couple including a beautiful three tier wedding cake, surmounted by a miniature bride and groom, made by Mrs Wesley Cleghorn and Mrs Russell Swan.

Mr Cleghorn was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 86 years ago, but came to Tweedside when a small child. His parents were George and Agnes (Hogg) Cleghorn, pioneers of Tweedside. Mrs Cleghorn who is also 86, was born at Coburn, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Tait) Piercy.

They were married in St. Stephen by Rev. Mr Gould, Oct 16th, 1877, following which they returned to South Tweedside where they cleared a farm out of virgin forest, building a home which they have occupied ever since, and rearing a family of nine children, four of whom are living. Thomas Cleghorn of McAdam Junction; Charles Cleghorn, Lake Road; Wesley Cleghorn, Harvey Station, and Elvin Cleghorn of South Tweedside.

Mr and Mrs Cleghorn have always been highly respected citizens and both have a host of warm friends who for a number of years have made it a custom to gather at the Cleghorn home on the anniversary of their marriage. Both are life long members of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs Cleghorn suffered a serious illness last spring but is fully recovered and was able to entertain her guests last evening. Mr Cleghorn is at present confined to his bed but received callers all evening, greeting all in his usual cheery manner. Among those who attended from outside points were Mrs Agnes Brooks of Forest City, Me., a niece of Mr Cleghorn; Mr and Mrs Thomas Cleghorn and Mr and Mrs Donald Thorburn, McAdam; Mr and Mrs Walter Cleghorn of Butte, Montana, and Mrs Thompson of Salmon Creek, NB.


They had the following children:
323 i. George Thomas "Tommy" Cleghorn
324 ii. Robert Alexander "Bob" Cleghorn
325 iii. Charles Cleghorn
326 iv. John "Wesley" Cleghorn
327 v. James William "Jim" Cleghorn
328 vi. Walter Ervine Cleghorn
329 vii. Elvin John Cleghorn
330 viii. Leonard Milledge Cleghorn
331 ix. Margaret "Maggie" Cleghorn

Entry last updated: 10 Oct 2008
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