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Descendents of Henry Swan (1773 - before 1851)
and Elizabeth Russell (ca. 1783 - 22 Jan 1870)

Third Immigrant Generation Continued...

19. Alexander Swan Thompson . Son of John Thompson & Isabella Swan. Born 1849 in Harvey. Christen 13 May 1849 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Occupation House Painter.

    Witnesses to marriage were Henry Doors and Fannie Thompson.

    He married Rebecca "Jane" Anderson, daughter of William H. Anderson Jr. & Lucy Ann, 3 Aug 1870 in Fredericton, NB, By Peter Melville, Presbyterian Clergy . Born Approx 1849 in Fredericton, NB.

    Jane Anderson was a daughter of William Anderson, and sister of Countess Ashburnham.

    They had the following children:

  94   i.   W. Arthur Thompson

20. Mary Swan . Daughter of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 17 Nov 1839 in Northumberland, England. Died 22 Apr 1889. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Mary was born in England and came to Canada in 1840 with her parents.

    She married James Wesley "Jim" Patterson, son of William Patterson & Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee, 22 Dec 1864 in Harvey Sta., York Co. By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Feb 1844 in Harvey Sta. Died 19 May 1918 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

    PANB   #F15552, p. 565: "James Patterson and Mary Swan on Dec 22, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses William G. Patterson and Isabella Thompson."

    Jim and Mary first lived on Hanwell Road, then moved to Tweedside to the farm later known as the Hazen Patterson farm.

    After the death of his first wife, Mary Swan, Jim married Sarah Ann Brown.   There were four children from the first marriage, and four children from the second marriage.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1918:

    James Patterson

    Harvey Station, May 21 -- James Patterson, a well known and respected farmer of Tweedside, died at his home there on Sunday morning after an illness of more than a year.   He was the second son of William Patterson, one of the pioneers of Harvey, and was in the seventy-fifth year of his age.   He is survived by four sons and two daughters and also by his wife.   His daughters are Mrs Charles L. Brown, of Manners Sutton and Miss Alice at home.   Two of his sons, Hazen and Carrol, reside at Tweedside, William in Boston, and Abner at Rumford Falls, Me.

    The funeral took place from his late residence at Tweedside yesterday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr Grant of McAdam, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. J. F. McKay, who has gone to New Glasgow, N.S., to attend the funeral of a relative.

    They had the following children:

  95   i.   Jane Moody "Janie" Patterson

  96   ii.   Sarah Ann Jane Dibble "Annie" Patterson

  97   iii.   John "William" Patterson

  98   iv.   James "Abner" Patterson

21. Henry "Harry" Swan . Son of James Swan & Jane Moody. 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.


Eleanor "Ellen" Piercy (1842 - 1925; sitting left; wife of James M. Lister), Jane "Janie" Piercy (1847 - 1937; sitting right; wife of Harry Swan), subjects standing in rear are unidentifed.

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    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.

    He married Jane Piercy, daughter of Matthew Piercy & Agnes Moffitt, 7 Nov 1866 in Harvey, York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson. 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.

    They had the following children:

  99   i.   James Swan

  100   ii.   Matthew Swan

  101   iii.   Jane Agnes "Aggie" Swan

  102   iv.   George Davidson Swan

  103   v.   George Frederick "Fred" Swan

  104   vi.   Ella May Swan

  105   vii.   Henry "Ernest" Swan


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