Fonds - John A. Crowe Family fonds

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John A. Crowe Family fonds

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  • 1845-1938 (Creation)
    Crowe, John A. (family)

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33 cm of textual materials

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John Crowe, farmer and seamen, was the son of John Crowe and Elizabeth, who immigrated from Londonderry, Ireland circa 1761, to Onslow, N.S. on 17 August 1784. He represented Onslow in the Legislative Assembly between 1826 and 1851. On 7 April 1818 he married Nancy Dickson McNutt (b. 26 September 1799), daughter of William and Isabella Dickson McNutt. The couple had eight children: James Nicholas (b.1819); Rebecca NcNutt (b.1821) who married in 1848 Jesse Cumminger; George Feash (b.1823); William (Robie) McNutt (b. 1827); Rachel L. (b. 1829) who married in 1848 Alexander Cumminger of Onslow; John (b.1833); George Feash ( b. 1835); and Homer Alexander (b.1838). John died on 30 August 1878. His son James Nicholas Crowe married in 1845, Margaret Gourley (b. 1827), the daughter of Jesse Gourley and Eunice McNutt. James served as County Magistrate, Commissioner of Schools for the District of Colchester and Municipal Councillor for the settlements of Lower Truro and Old Barns. James and Margaret lived on the Crowe family farm and had five children: Leonard Gourley (b. 1847); John Alfred (1852-1940), farmer at Old Barns who married Edith Loughead; Robert (Robie) (b. 1854), merchant who married Martha Ellen Yuill (b. 1872); L. Agnes (b. 1859); and George Homer (b. 1865).

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Records were donated by Les Blackburn on 18 March 1980.

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Several ledgers are in poor condition, handle with care.

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