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Descendents of James Rutherford (Jan 1788 - 4 Mar 1879)
and Isabella Russell (4 Mar 1805 - 20 Apr 1888)

Third Immigrant Generation

10. Mary Simpson Rutherford . Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 26 Oct 1855 in Harvey. Died 26 Jul 1928. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From The Daily Telegraph, 7 Jul 1873:   "Married at residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 5th ult., John Swan and Mary Rutherford, eldest daughter of John Rutherford, Esq., all of Manners Sutton"   (Also in Colonial Farmer 14 Jul 1873, and NB Reporter 16 Jul 1873.)


    Witnesses to marriage were James Swan and Isabella Harvey.

    For more information on the Rutherford family refer to the book, "The Rutherford Family of Harvey 1850-1999" compiled by Janet Watson.


    She married John "Jack" Swan, son of James Swan & Jane Moody, 5 Jul 1873 in Harvey Station,York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Dec 1844 in Manners Sutton, York Co, NB. Christen 10 Feb 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 22 May 1906 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    (Ref:   Page 28, "The Swan Family (early 1800s - 1980)" by Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier.)

    Jack was known as "Black Jack" to distinguish him from other Jack Swans of that time.   Jack and his wife Mary Rutherford lived on the original James Swan farm, (later known as the Jack and Phyllis Swan farm).


    Jack died 22 May 1906, age 61 years 4 months -- paralysis.


    They had the following children:

  24   i.   Amelia Nesbit Swan

  25   ii.   James Albert "Ab" Swan

  26   iii.   Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie" Swan

  27   iv.   John "Russell" Rutherford Swan

  28   v.   Henry Robert "Harry" Swan

  29   vi.   George Thomas Swan


11. James Rutherford . Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 25 Jul 1858. Died 4 Feb 1930 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.


    In York Co., NB, Marriage Records Book E, 1879-1889, compiled by Elizabeth S. Sewell, 2001, his name is given as "John".


    He married Sarah Frances Speedy, daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson, 19 Oct 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born 6 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 22 Jan 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.


    Witnesses to marriage were Thomas R. Speedy and Phillis R. Rutherford.

    Copied from newspaper obituary:

    Died at Harvey.   Mrs James Rutherford Was Well Known in Community.   Many at Funeral.

   Harvey Station, N.B., Feb 23--The death occurred on January 22nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Wilbert Swan, of Mrs Sarah Rutherford, widow of the late James Rutherford, who predeceased her 15 years ago.


   Mrs Rutherford, being in her 86th year had only a few days illness, and her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends.   She was a life long resident of Harvey and was a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church.   She was highly respect and well known for her fine religious character.


   She is survived by four sons, Thomas, at home, Norman, of Lawrence, Mass., Cecil, of British Columbia, and Vincent, of Grand Bay; two daughters, Mrs Wilbert Swan and Mrs Robert Coburn, both of Harvey, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


   The funeral took place on January 24, with prayers at the house, followed by a service at the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. James MacDonald.   Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.


   The pallbearers were Lewis Rutherford, Edwin Messer and four grandsons, Elwood Swan, Donald Swan, Claude Swan and Cecil Coburn.


    They had the following children:

  30   i.   John "Oliver" Rutherford

  31   ii.   Phillis Isabel Rutherford

  32   iii.   Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford

  33   iv.   Thomas Speedy Rutherford

  34   v.   Norman James Rutherford

  35   vi.   Margaret Isabelle "Belle" Rutherford

  36   vii.   Cecil Clarence Rutherford

  37   viii.   Amy Rutherford

  38   ix.   Vincent Earl Rutherford

12. Philis Russell Rutherford . Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 19 Sep 1860. Died 1 Jun 1884. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.