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Descendents of John Cockburn (1783 - 15 Jun 1858)
and Elizabeth "Betsy" Leslie (1788 - 11 Apr 1869)

Third Immigrant Generation

70. Mary Ann Coburn . Daughter of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 17 Jan 1859 in Harvey. Died 17 Jul 1908 in Harvey.

    She married Alexander Little, son of Matthew Little & Isabel Hay, 12 Dec 1877 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By John M. Brooke. Born 22 Mar 1854 in Harvey. Died 10 Feb 1930 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

   From Daily Telegraph, 14 Dec 1877:   "Married 12th inst., by Rev. Dr. Brooke, Alexander Little and Mary Ann Coburn, both of Manners Sutton, York Co."

    Witnesses to marriage in 1877 were Albert Little and Thomas Wilson.

    Alex's first wife, Mary Ann Coburn, died of tuberculosis, and his second wife, Georgie Nesbitt, died of premature child birth.   Alex lived at York Mills and had an excelsior mill, and he and his son Roy rebuilt the Woolen Mill.   This family moved to Alberta, and Alex died in Lethbridge, Alberta.   Alex and Mary Ann had nine children, four died of tuberculosis and one died in World War I.

    Copied from newspaper obituary (1930)


    Brockway, Feb. 17 -- Word has been received here of the death at Lethbridge, Alta., of Alexander Little, former owner and operator of the Woollen Mills at York Mills.   Mr Little was a native of Harvey, York County, but moved west some years ago with his family, of whom there are three sons and one daughter living from a family of nine.   He had returned to Alberta early last fall from a visit here and had many friends in this community, who regret to hear of his passing.

    They had the following children:

  260   i.   Roy Little

  261   ii.   Delbert Little

  262   iii.   Jennie Little

  263   iv.   Mabel Little

  264   v.   Gray Little - 17 Mar 1892 - 28 Aug 1918 (Second Battle of Arras)

  265   vi.   Roxie Little

  266   vii.   Burns Little

  267   viii.   Nellie Ray Little

  268   ix.   Rex Little

71. John Ervin Coburn . Son of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 26 Dec 1861 in Harvey. Died 9 Jul 1930 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Operated A General Store Business.

    He married Sarah "Sadie" Piercy, daughter of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan, 20 Jan 1892 in York Co., NB . Born 18 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Died 23 Mar 1962 in Harvey Community Hospital, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Died 23 Mar 1962, age 92 yr 11 mo 5 days.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1962:

    Mrs Sarah Coburn

    Harvey Station -- The funeral service for Mrs Sarah (Piercy) Coburn of Harvey was held from Knox Presbyterian Church here with Rev. S. Raymond Jackson, minister of the church, officiating.

    Pallbearers were three nephews, Harry, James and Franklin Piercy, all of McAdam; a grandson, Jack Coburn, Harvey; and two grand-nephews, Thomas Briggs and Walter Piercy, both of Harvey.

    Interment was in the family lot at Harvey Cemetery.

   Born at Harvey in 1869, Mrs Coburn was a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah (Swan) Piercy.   Her death occurred at Harvey Community Hospital following a long illness.   She had resided the greater part of her life at Harvey.

    Following her marriage to John E. Coburn, she resided with her husband for a brief period at Boston, Mass., and Saint John.   She had assisted in the operation of her husband's general store business at Manners Sutton for many years.   Her husband died in 1930.

    Mrs Coburn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Women's Missionary Society and Sewing Circle of that church.

    Surviving are a daughter, Florence, at home; two grandsons, David and John Coburn, both of Harvey; four great grandsons, Allister, Kenneth, Laurence and Robert Coburn, all of Harvey.   A daughter, Bessie, and a son, Edgar, predeceased her.

    They had the following children:

  269   i.   Elizabeth Edith "Bessie" Coburn

  270   ii.   Florence Christina "Flossie" Coburn

  271   iii.   James "Edgar" Coburn

72. Thomasina Lesley "Mina" Coburn . Daughter of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 8 Apr 1863 in Harvey.

    Married 2 Dec 1884 by George W. Campbell, Methodist Minister, witnesses: J. R. Murphy and Edith Campbell.   Carleton Co., N.B. Marriage Records, Book C, page 015.

    Mina lived in Boston, Mass.

    She married Fred Currie, 2 Dec 1884 in Carleton Co., N.B.