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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
26. Mary Ann Wightman. Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 16 May 1864 in Harvey. Christen 31 Jul 1864 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 1953 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
From newspaper obituary:
Mrs Mary Moffitt
McAdam -- Mrs Mary Ann Moffitt died at the home of her son, Fred N. Moffitt after an illness of eight months. She was the widow of Thomas Moffitt of Harvey, who predeceased her 25 years ago. Her parents, the late John and Annie Wightman were pioneers of Harvey. The last surviving is Mrs Fred Grieve, of Harvey Station, a sister.
She leaves to mourn six daughters, (Annie) Mrs Ernest Little, (Elizabeth) Mrs Stanley Harris, (Mabel) Mrs Herbert Bull, (Helen) Mrs Horace Nason; (Emma) Mrs Carroll Patterson, (Edna) Mrs Gerald Nason; four sons, Arden and Fred of McAdam, Russell and Roy of Harvey.
She leaves 39 great-grandchildren and 31 grandchildren.
Funeral service was held in Knox Presbyterian Church of which she was a member and interment in the nearby cemetery. The pallbearers were her grandsons, Hazen Little, Ronald Harris, Paul Moffitt, Edward Moffitt, Floyd Moffitt and Carl Nason, all of McAdam.
She married Thomas Moffitt, son of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy, 8 Apr 1885 in York Co., NB By William Ross, Presbyterian. Born 16 May 1859 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 23 Dec 1927 in Coburn (Harvey). Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.
Witnesses to marriage were Robert Moffitt and Alice J. Wightman.
For family details, see "The Moffitts of Harvey Settlement, New Brunswick 1791-1991" by Emerson Moffitt.
Tom farmed the south half of his father's farm and built a house on the Frog Lake Road side. Tom and Mary Ann had eleven children.
From newspaper obituary - 1927:
Harvey Station, Dec 26 -- The funeral of the late Thomas Moffitt, of Coburn, who died on Friday morning, at the age of about 70 years, took place Christmas afternoon. Services were held at his late residence and in Knox Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev. Geo E. Knight, officiating. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers were four of the sons of deceased.
Interment was in Manners Sutton Cemetery. Deceased was a member of Knox Church. He leaves a widow and six daughters and four sons.
They had the following children:
64 i. Annie May Moffitt
65 ii. Andrew "Arden" Moffitt
66 iii. Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Moffitt
67 iv. Allan Moffitt
68 v. Mabel Isabella Moffitt
69 vi. Frederick Norman Moffitt
70 vii. Helen Mary Moffitt
71 viii. Thomas "Russell" Moffitt
72 ix. Emma Selena Moffitt
73 x. Roy Sydney Moffitt
74 xi. Alice "Edna" Moffitt