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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation Continued...



29. Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman. Daughter of John Wightman & Ann Isabel "Annie" Messer. Born 20 Dec 1871 in Tweedside. Christen 10 May 1876 in Presbyterian Church, Harvey. Died 26 Jul 1949 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    From newspaper obituary - 1949:

    Died At McAdam

    Mrs Ellen Grieve, Well Known Resident of Harvey Had Been Ill Short Time.

    The death of Mrs Ellen Grieve occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs Emery Lister, of McAdam, following a brief illness.   Mrs Grieve was the widow of Thomas Grieve of Harvey.

    Survivors are two daughters, Mrs Estelle Seavey, Auburn, Maine; Mrs Emery Lister, McAdam; two sons, Lewis, St. Croix; and Charles of Harvey; two sisters, Mrs Mary Moffitt, McAdam; and Mrs Fred Grieve of Harvey.   Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive.

    Prayer service was conducted by Rev. E. P. Wickens, pastor of the Pentecostal Church, at the home of Mrs Lister and the remains was taken to the United Church in Harvey where the deceased had been a life long member.   Service was conducted by Rev. A. H. Sproule, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church.   The pallbearers were Oswald, Cecil and Wilmot Grieve, Russell and Fred Moffitt, and Willard Wilson, nephews of the deceased.   Many floral tributes were received including those from the St. Andrews Sewing Circle and the Women's Missionary Society.

    Interment was made in the Harvey Cemetery.

    She married Thomas Patrick Grieve, son of Patrick Turnbull Grieve & Mary Piercy, 5 Jun 1890. Born 25 Nov 1856 in Parish Of Manners Sutton, NB. Died 1 Feb 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    From newspaper obituary - 1948:

    Died At 91

    Thomas P. Grieve, One of Oldest Residents of Harvey, Died At His Home.

    Harvey, NB, Feb 6 -- Harvey has lost one of the oldest residents in the passing of Thomas P. Grieve, at the age of 91 years.

    Mr Grieve had been in his usual good health until a week before he died.   He was stricken with a heavy cold and complications developed, in spite of medical care and tender nursing he passed away on Sunday, February 1st.

    Mr Grieve had spent all of his life in Harvey, with the exception of a few years of his early life in California and British Columbia.   He retained all his faculties until the end and had a keen memory, could tell many interesting tales of the "old days" and could remember when there was only a footpath through Harvey Station, which is now a very prosperous village.

    In June 1890, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Wightman, who survives him, and of their union four children were born, all of whom are living, Mrs Estelle Seavey, of Auburn, Maine; Lewis Grieve, of St. Croix; Mrs Emery Lister, of McAdam; and Charles Grieve, with whom he lived, and five grandchildren, Mrs Paul Crandlemire, Lowell, Mass.; Miss Glennis Seavey, Salem, Mass.; Miss Pauline Lister, McAdam, and Ellsworth and Marina, at home; and one sister, Mrs Eleanor Wilson, of Fredericton.

    The funeral was held Tuesday at two o'clock with prayers at the home and services from the United Church of which Mr Grieve was a lifelong member.   Service was conducted by Rev. W. E. Aitken.   Rock of Ages and Abide With Me were sung by a mixed choir and Beautiful Garden of Prayer, solo by Charles Watson.

    Pallbearers were Cecil, Wilmot, Fred and Oswald Grieve and Willard Wilson, nephews of the deceased, and Emery Lister of McAdam.   Interment was made in Harvey Cemetery.

    They had the following children:

  75   i.   Annie Estella "Stella" Grieve

  76   ii.   Lewis Roy Grieve

  77   iii.   Charles Russell Grieve

  78   iv.   Jennie Elizabeth Grieve

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Supplemental data:

Based on a mtDNA test result of direct maternal descendat Ellis Craig the haplogroup designation and HVR1 mutations of Mary Davison are provided below.
Since mtDNA is passed directly from mothers to their children with virtually no changes the test values obtained are generally applicable to all direct maternal descendants including granddaughter Eleanor "Ellen" Wightman.

Test Subject: Ellis Craig Test Company: SMGF
Earliest Maternal Ancestor:

Cornelius Settler:
Mary Davison
(ca 1795 - 19 Aug 1871)
b. Northumberland, United Kingdom
d. Harvey Settlement, NB

mtDNA Haplogroup: J1
HVR1 Mutations
HVR2 Mutations
HVR3 Mutations


Entry last updated: 12 Oct 2008
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