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Descendents of Henry Swan (1773 - before 1851)
and Elizabeth Russell (ca. 1783 - 22 Jan 1870)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
22. John "Jack" Swan . Son of James Swan & Jane Moody. 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.
3766. Undated tin type photograph of John "Jack" Swan. (b. 29 Dec 1844, Manners Sutton, York Co, NB; .d. 22 May 1906, Harvey Sta). Source: Collection of Brian Swan, La Peche, Quebec. Album orginated from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Rephotographed, 9 Jun 2008 by Tim Patterson. Cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 10 Feb 2009
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.
He married Mary Simpson Rutherford, daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman, 5 Jul 1873 in Harvey Station,York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . 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.
They had the following children:
106 i. Amelia Nesbit Swan
107 ii. James Albert "Ab" Swan
108 iii. Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie" Swan
109 iv. John "Russell" Rutherford Swan
110 v. Henry Robert "Harry" Swan
111 vi. George Thomas Swan
23. Robert Swan . Son of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 1846 in Harvey. Christen 22 Nov 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 24 Aug 1853 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Robert died 24 Aug 1853, age 6 years.
24. Isabella Swan . Daughter of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 1848 in Harvey. Christen 13 May 1849 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 17 Oct 1850 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Isabella died 17 Oct 1850, age 18 months.
25. William Swan . Son of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 3 Apr 1851 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 21 Apr 1851 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
William died 21 Apr 1851, age 18 days.
26. James Thomas Swan . Son of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 1852 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 4 Sep 1920 in Princeton, Maine. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. Occupation General Store Business.
James was nicknamed "Waxy Jim", probably because of the type of moustache he wore. Jim and his wife Lizzie Coburn moved to Princeton, Maine when their children were young.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1920:
There died at Princeton on Saturday, Sept 4, a man loved and respected by the whole community, Mr James Swan, aged 67 years. Funeral services were held at the house on Monday, the 6th, under the auspices of Lewy's Island Lodge F. & A. M., Rev. William Williams, chaplain, officiating. The burial took place in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him by a few short months. Mr Swan was an active worker in the church and in the Masonic Lodge, generous, genial and friendly towards everybody. He had no enemies at all. He came to Princeton from Harvey, N.B. about thirty years ago, bought and managed the Princeton House for several years. Later on he purchased the general store business of the H. L. Buck, where he continued in business to the time of his death. Mr Swan suffered influenza during the past winter and while still weak, Mrs Swan was taken to a Boston hospital for a serious operation from which she passed on. Mr Swan never recovered from the shock of her death and his sickness of the winter. Other bodily complications set in and he gradually wasted away. We shall miss James Swan more and more as a business associate, brother and friend. His rest will be peaceful, no troublesome dreams, worldly worries, can reach him now. He leaves to mourn their loss his sons, Charles H., District Supt. of Schools, A. C., store manager and Guy W., Post Master at Princeton, his daughter, Mrs Fred B. Larner, his brothers, Henry and Alexander, and his sister, Mrs Jas. Coburn of Harvey, N.B. and friends without number all around.
He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Coburn, daughter of Andrew Wood Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth Messer, 7 May 1874 in Harvey, York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 17 Aug 1853 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Died 13 Apr 1920 in Boston, Mass. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.
From Daily Telegraph, 8 May 1874: "Married at residence of bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 7th inst., James Swan and Elizabeth Cockburn, daughter of Andrew W. Cockburn, all of Harvey."
Witnesses to marriage were James Swan and Maggie Coburn.
They had the following children:
112 i. Elizabeth "Etta" Swan
113 ii. Arthur James Andrew Swan
114 iii. Lula Jane Swan
115 iv. Charles Henry Swan
116 v. Andrew Coburn Swan
117 vi. Guy Webber Swan
27. Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan . Daughter of James Swan & Jane Moody. Born 22 May 1854 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 9 Jul 1813 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Died at age 59 yr. 2 mo. 18 days.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1913:
Mrs James Coburn
Harvey Station, N.B., July 12 -- Elizabeth Coburn, wife of James Coburn, of Manners Sutton, died at her home there yesterday morning after a long illness. She was a daughter of James Swan, one of the pioneers of Harvey. Deceased was a lady of very amiable disposition and was held in high esteem throughout the community and her death is deeply regretted. She is survived by her husband, seven sons and three daughters. The sons are Walter, G. Wesley, Wilbert, Alexander, Robert and Roy, residing here and Edgar Coburn, of McAdam. Her daughters are Mrs Arnold Little, of Coburn, Mrs Pembroke Little of Montreal, and Miss Pearle Coburn at home, all of whom were present when she died. She is also survived by three brothers and one sister. They are Henry Swan and Alex H. Swan, of Manners Sutton, James Swan, of Princeton, Maine, and Mrs Sarah J. Briggs, of Coburn.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen here. Rev. M. J. Macperson conducted the service.
She married James "Jim" Coburn, son of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 12 May 1871 in Harvey Sta., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Jul 1846 in Harvey. Christen 22 Aug 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 5 Feb 1928 in Harvey Sta. . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farming, Lumbering, And General Store. Religion Presbyterian.
From Daily Telegraph, 18 May 1871: "Married by Rev Samuel Johnson, at his residence, 12th inst., James Cockburn and Miss Elizabeth Swan, all of Harvey."
Witnesses to marriage were John Swan and Elizabeth A. Cockburn.
(The spelling "Cockburn" was used until approximately 1877, then changed to "Coburn".)
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1928:
Harvey Man Died At Age Of 80 Years
Harvey Station, Feb 14 -- The death of James Coburn, of Harvey, occurred Feb. 5, at the home of his son, Alexander. Deceased had been ill but a short time. Although 80 years of age he had retained the use of his faculties to a remarkable degree. He was a lifelong Presbyterian. He had been prominent in business life also. Besides farming and lumbering, he founded the business firm of James Coburn and Son, the latter of late years being conducted by the son, G. Wesley Coburn. By his first marriage there survive the following children: Walter, Wesley, Alexander, Wilbert, Edgar, Robert and Roy, Mrs Arnold Little, Mrs Pembroke Little and Mrs Hazen Patterson, all belonging to Harvey with the exception of Edgar, who lives at McAdam. Deceased's second wife predeceased him by only seven months. After prayer at the house, the funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. George E. Knight. Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery, six of the deceased's sons being the pallbearers.
After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth, Jim married her sister, Sarah Jane Swan Briggs.
Elizabeth and James had the following children:
118 i. Walter Henderson Coburn
119 ii. George Wesley "Wes" Coburn
120 iii. James Alexander "Sandy" Coburn
121 iv. Thomas Wilbert "Wil" Coburn (Twin)
122 v. Henry Edgar "Ed" Coburn (Twin)
123 vi. Minnie Gertrude J. Coburn
124 vii. Robert Coburn
125 viii. Mary "Lottie" Coburn
126 ix. Charles "Roy" Coburn
127 x. Sarah "Zilla" Coburn
128 xi. Elizabeth Etta "Pearle" Coburn