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Descendents of Henry Swan (1773 - before 1851)
and Elizabeth Russell (ca. 1783 - 22 Jan 1870)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
44. Henry Robert Swan . Son of John "Jack" Swan & Margaret M. Moffitt. Born 23 Jul 1852 in Tweedside. Christen 16 Aug 1852 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 1 Aug 1853 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Died at age 1 year 8 days.
45. John Moffitt Swan . Son of John "Jack" Swan & Margaret M. Moffitt. Born 27 Oct 1853 in Tweedside. Died 7 May 1902 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.
John's first wife, Mary Coburn, died 11 Nov. 1892.
John had his right leg cut almost off by a circular saw in the mill at Tweedside, and died about twelve hours later. He lived on a farm in Tweedside, in recent years known as the Caroll Patterson farm.
He first married Mary Coburn, daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 17 Oct 1877 in By Rev. W. Caven. Born 20 Mar 1855 in Harvey. Died 11 Nov 1892 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
From Daily News, 23 October 1877: "Married 17th Oct. by Rev. W. Caven, at his residence, John Swan and Mary Cockburn, both of Manners Sutton."
They had the following children:
177 i. John "Arthur" Walter Swan
178 ii. George Alexander Swan
179 iii. Henry Thomas "Harry" Swan
180 iv. Mary Winnifred "Mame" Swan
He second married Jane "Janie" Embleton, daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little, 14 Mar 1900 in York Co., NB. Born 4 Jul 1868 in Harvey. Died 12 Nov 1944 in Brockway. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Jane was second wife of John Moffitt Swan. First wife was Mary Coburn, who died 11 Nov 1892.
From newspaper obituary - 1944:
Died At Brockway
Mrs Jane Swan, Well Known Woman of Harvey, Died at Daughter's Home.
Brockway, Nov 22 -- The death of Mrs Jane Swan occurred on Sunday, November 12th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Harold Langley after an illness of about six months.
Mrs Swan who was seventy-six years of age spent most of her life in Harvey where she was born, but several years ago came to Brockway to make her home with Mr and Mrs Langley and by her pleasant and cheerful manner endeared herself to the whole community. Those left to mourn are her daughter, Mrs Langley; one son, John Swan, Harvey; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Thomas Lister of Harvey; one step-daughter, Mrs James Swan, Tweedside; three step-sons, Harry of Harvey, Arthur of Fredericton and George of Oregon. Her husband died over forty years ago.
The funeral took place on Tuesday with prayers at the house, the body then being taken to St. Andrew's Church in Harvey where Mrs Swan worshipped for many years. The service was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong assisted at Harvey by Rev. Ross Robbins. The choir sang several selections and a beautiful solo "Sunrise in Heaven" was sung by Mrs Lewis Rutherford of Tweedside. The bearers were six nephews, Earl Lister, Lewis Rutherford, Lloyd Messer, Steven Swan, Earl Swan and Herbert Swan. Mrs Swan was held in high esteem by a host of relatives and friends and there were many beautiful flowers. Burial took place in the family plot at Harvey.
They had the following children:
181 i. Ella Christina Swan
182 ii. John Milton "Jack" Swan
46. Henry Robert "Harry" Swan . Son of John "Jack" Swan & Margaret M. Moffitt. Born Approx 1854 in Tweedside. Died in B.C. Occupation Bridge And Dam Builder.
Unmarried. Moved to British Columbia where he worked as a bridge and dam builder. Died in BC.