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Descendents of John Moffitt (28 Jun 1791 - 8 Aug 1859)
and Ellen "Nellie" Davidson (1792 - 12 Nov 1879)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. Isabella S. "Bell" Moffitt . Daughter of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy. Born 30 Mar 1862 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 1950.


    She married William Bedford Noble, 29 Sep 1880 in York Co., NB By Joseph McLeod, Free Baptist . Born 24 Dec 1852 in Rusagonis, NB. Died Sep 1941 in Rusagonis. Buried in Rusagonis Cemetery. Occupation Lumberman, Farmer.


    Witnesses to marriage were Lillie Burtt and Ida McLeod.


    From newspaper obituary:

    William B. Noble Died At His Home

     Born at Rusagonis, Carried on Lumbering, was in Eighty-Ninth Year.

    The death occurred at an early hour this morning at his home in Rusagonis of William Bedford Noble, in the eighty-ninth year of his age.


    Mr Noble was born in Rusagonis and lived there his entire life.   He carried on extensive lumbering operations in York and Sunbury Counties and was known to lumbermen throughout Canada.   He also carried on farming and was known for his fair dealings, his honesty and integrity and deep interest in the welfare of the Community in which he lived.   He retired from active work about eight years ago and in spite of his advanced age kept in touch with the activities of Rusagonis and the war from day to day.   He will be greatly missed and his death regretted by all who knew him.   He is survived by his widow, (Isabell Moffett); three sons, Charles A. Noble, with the C.P.R. Fredericton Junction; Alfred J. Noble, with the C.N.T., Moncton, and Donald B. Noble, at home; three daughters, Mrs Lottie Conant, Auburn, Me.; Miss Bessie Noble, Portland, Me., and Mrs Ludow Malloy, Milltown; two brothers, Charles Noble, of Boston and Marvin Noble, Rusagonis; a sister, Mrs Shelburn Phillips, Devon, 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


    The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon with prayers at his late home at two o'clock followed by service in the United Baptist Church, Rusagonis at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. Kenneth Blakeney and interment in Rusagonis Cemetery.



25. Robert Moffitt . Son of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy. Born 4 Apr 1865 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 31 Jan 1930. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.


     Ref: Emerson Moffitt, "The Moffitts of Harvey Settlement New Brunswick 1791-1991", 1992, p. 11, 14.

    He married Mary Isabella "Bella" Hay, daughter of John "Jack" Hay & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dorcas, 5 Oct 1887 in York Co., NB By J. A. McLean, Presbyterian . Born 11 Nov 1869 in Harvey. Died 17 Nov 1909 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    Witnesses to marriage were John Messer and Maggie Moffatt.


    Twins born and died 17 Nov, 1909, when Isabella also died after giving birth to them, at the age of forty years.

    They had the following children:

  175   i.   Lewis Andrew Moffitt

  176   ii.   John Wesley Moffitt

  177   iii.   Jannie Verna Moffitt

  178   iv.   Charlotte Elizabeth "Lottie" Moffitt

  179   v.   Amos Alexander Moffitt

  180   vi.   George McLean Moffitt

  181   vii.   Robert "Allen" Moffitt

  182   viii.   James "Melvin" Moffitt

  183   ix.   Agnes Isabell Moffitt


16 June 1920 Wedding portrait photograph of the Wilson family at the wedding of Ellen "Selena" Wilson (b. 10 May 1893; d. 9 Dec 1966) and Amos Moffitt (b. 3 Aug 1896; d. 5 Mar 1952). Source: Jocelean Swan Hall, 25 Jul 2006.

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26. Margaret Agnes "Maggie" Moffitt . Daughter of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy. Born 30 Jul 1867 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 5 Jun 1921 in Saint John . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    Copied from newspaper obituaries - 1921: "Messer -- At the resident of her daughter, Mrs W. Fred Clifford, 96 Portland Street, on June 5, Maggie, wife of John Messer, of Tweedside, York County, N.B., leaving her husband, six sons, five daughters, four brothers and four sisters to mourn.   Interment will take place at Manners Sutton, York Co."


    Mrs John Messer

   The death of Mrs John Messer, of Tweedside, York County, N.B., occurred yesterday morning at the resident of her daughter, Mrs W. Fred Clifford.   Mrs Messer came to visit her daughter a few days ago to receive medical treatment.   The news of her death will come as a great shock to her many friends.   She was a native of York County and was fifty-four years of age.   The body will be taken to Manners Sutton for interment.   Besides her husband, Mrs Messer leaves six son--Norman and Roy at Coburn, York County; Andrew, of Regina; and George, Leonard and Donald, at home at Tweedside; five daughters--Mrs Fred W. Clifford, of this city; Mrs Charles Bell, of Lake George, York County; Mrs Walter Steed, of Chapleau, Ont., and Emma......(rest of clipping missing)


    She married John Messer, son of William Messer & Margaret Bell, 25 Jul 1888 in York Co., NB . Born 24 Mar 1867 in Tweedside, NB. Died 26 Sep 1937 in Tweedside . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.


    They had the following children:

  184   i.   Jannie Maud Messer

  185   ii.   Margaret "Belle" Messer

  186   iii.   Norman Alwood Messer

  187   iv.   Mary "Alice" Victoria Messer

  188   v.   John "Andrew" Moffat Messer

  189   vi.   Roy William Messer

  190   vii.   George Connell Messer

  191   viii.   Harry "Leonard" Messer

  192   ix.   Emma Elizabeth Ellen Messer

  193   x.   Doris Mildred Christina Messer

  194   xi.   Donald Charles Frederick Messer