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  • ID: I783
  • Name: Matilda Mahala Holmes
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 12 DEC 1818 in Central Chebogue, Yarmouth, NS
  • Death: 29 OCT 1902 in Independence?, MO
  • Religion: Baptist 1881 1
  • Note: 2Kaaren Matthews has Matilda named "Marilda Mahala Holmes", born in Yarmouth, Yarmouth NS and died in Independence, MO, Oct 29 1902.
  • Date: 7 Nov 1999
  • Note: 3Mrs. Fisher said that Matilda (her grandmother) died some time in February 1902.
  • Date: 7 Nov 1999
  • Note: 4The Falmouth book has Matilda dying Oct 29, 1902.
  • Date: 18 Feb 2001 2 3 4 1
  • Ancestral File #: 3CL4-WW
  • Change Date: 26 Dec 2005 at 21:45:10



    Father: Peleg Holmes b: 15 APR 1785 in Central Chebogue, Yarmouth, NS
    Mother: Mary Trefry b: 1 AUG 1786 in Central Chebogue, Yarmouth, NS

    Marriage 1 (Capt.) Gould Nelson Davison b: 23 JUN 1812 in Falmouth, Hants, NS
    • Married: 22 DEC 1835
    • Note:
      According to AHD:

      * Thomasina or Tamzie Ardella, d. Nanvoo, IL at 85 years 17 days; m. William R. Newcomb b. Feb 1834. Children:
      [See note in their entry]
      * Sophia Ann Davison 1st m. George E. West
      * Owen West, d. young.
      Sophia Ann Davison 2nd m. Leander Sanford (? George Leander Sanford ?)
      [See note in their entry]
      Sophia d. Medford, NS
      * Emma Beatrice Witherspoon, m. 16 Nov 1860 Joseph Burton (b. 9 Apr 1838, d. 1 Oct 1909), Delhaven, NS. she d. 3 Sep 1927, Independance, MO.
      * George Nelson d. Scots Bay, NS
      * Eliza Jane m. Elisha Beach of Lower Pereaux, NS
      * Lucinda E. d.s.p. in Boston, Suffolk, MA
      * Mayhew Harris b. Delhaven, NS, d. Sidney Mines, Cape Breton, 2 Apr 1921, m. 15 July 1880 Clara Gertrude Heustis
      * Elder Holmes Johnathon, d. 15 Dec 1922 Stockton, CA.
      * Andrew C.
      * Albert James B. d. Rio Janeiro [sic], SA 1891/2, m. Laura Jane West
      Gould and Matilda moved to Lower Cornwallis, NS -- March 1851
      AHD -- page 1411 has entry for Gould.
    • Date: 18 Feb 2001
    • Note:
      On Apr 16, 1943 Florence Fisher of Fisher Jr. College wrote a letter to Mrs. Leo Davison with information on Gould and his children. Mrs. Fisher was a grandchild of Gould. She concurs on most of what we have. She said Gould died on 22 Aug 1887. Matilda died some time in Feb 1902. She changed Gould's and Matilda's marriage date from 31 Dec 1899 (after Gould died) to 22 Dec 1835 (two yrs before George was born). She knew that Eliza J. died in Bridgewater, MA; Lucinda E died in Boston; Harris M. died in N.S.; and Ida was still alive in Independence, MO. She says the following...

      Gould N. Davison was listed in Hantsport as a "Master Mariner"
      as also his son Albert. Grandfather farmed in his later life and
      was a Deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a son of Oliver
      Davison and Barbara Trefry. Oliver was a son of Timothy. Timothy
      was a son of John. John son of either William or Thomas? Thomas
      was a son of Daniel, our earliest forbear in New England. He was
      a soldier under Cromwell. After Cromwell's defeat Daniel with
      others was banished to America. Here he redeemed himself and
      married Margaret Law of Ipswich, Mass. His son Thomas married
      Hannah Tracy or "Trace" also of Ipswich from whom she traced her
      lineage through Lieut. Thomas Tracey of Tewksbury Gloucestshire
      England whose lineage goes back 12 generation through "M.P.s"
      knights sherriffs to King Alfred the Great. Records show they
      were Pre-Loyalists probably moving in onto the vacant Acadian
      farms at the invitation of the Government. Families were large
      in those days so there are many of us tinctured with Davison
      blood altho not bearing the name.

      She is probably confusing Barbara Martin (who married Oliver) with Mary Trefry who married Peleg Holmes and was Matilda's mother. Both women were Tamzan's (and Holmes's) grandmothers. We have no record of a Barbara Trefry, but Barbara Martin is of unknown parentage and origin.
    • Date: 8 Feb 2003
    • Note:
      Capt. Jos. Burton was from Yarmouth, NS. R. Hantsport, NS, and CA. We have a book "Beatrice Witherspoon" by Emma Beatrice Burton. Andrew was Holmes Johnathon's twin brother. Died in infancy. Sophia Ann 2nd m. 5 Dec 1871 in Medford (Kings), NS to Geo Leander Sanford b. 1839, d. 1883. Eliza J. may have been b. 1845. Harris Mayhew may have been b. 1849, d. 1922. Clara Heustis b. 1864, d. 1931 Gould may have been born 29 Jun 1812, or 23 Jun 1812. He may have died on 22 Aug 1887 (Mrs. Fisher). Matilda may have died on 29 Feb 1902 (Mrs. Fisher) or 29 October 1902 (Falmouth book) or 1900 (Falmouth book). George Nelson may have been born on 27 Nov thus dieing on his birthday. (Mrs. Fisher agrees with 29 Nov).

      Gould was a Baptist deacon. About 1851 he abbandonded the sea to become a farmer. Seven years later, about 1858, he gave up the farm and went back to the sea. The farm was in Pereaux, Kings county, Nova Scotia.
    • Date: 18 Feb 2001
    • Note: The Falmouth book lists a 12th child Delos, resides Pereau, NS.
    • Date: 18 Feb 2001
    • Note: The Falmouth book lists birth dates only for George, Harris (1849), Eliza (1845).
    • Date: 18 Feb 2001 2 5 3 4 6 1
    • Change Date: 8 Feb 2003
    Children
    1. Has Children George Nelson Davison b: 29 NOV 1837 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    2. Has Children Tamzan Ardella Davison b: 17 MAR 1840 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    3. Has Children Sophia Ann Davison b: 5 DEC 1841 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    4. Has Children Emma Beatrice Witherspoon Davison b: 20 MAY 1844 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    5. Has No Children Eliza Jane Davison b: 20 APR 1846 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    6. Has No Children Lucinda E. "Lulu" Davison b: 18 AUG 1848 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    7. Has No Children Harris Mayhew Davison b: 28 AUG 1851 in Pereaux, Kings, NS
    8. Has No Children Andrew C. Davison b: 6 MAY 1853 in Pereaux, Kings, NS
    9. Has Children Holmes Jonathan Davison b: 6 MAY 1853 in Pereaux, Kings, NS
    10. Has No Children Albert James B. Davison b: 29 MAR 1855 in Pereaux, Kings, NS
    11. Has No Children Ida Amelia Davison b: 29 OCT 1857 in Pereaux, Kings, NS

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1881 Canadian Census
      Abbrev: 1881 Canadian Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2001, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, February 8, 2003
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Date: 4 Feb 2006

      Text: <div><pre>
      1881 Canadian Census
      Census Place Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375809
      NA Film Number C-13173
      District 17
      Sub-district A
      Division 2

      Page Number 54
      Household Number 241
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Holmes DAVISON M Male English 27 Nova Scotia Farmer Baptist
      Kate DAVISON M Female Irish 25 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Glenn L. DAVISON Male Irish 1 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Ashley DAVISON Male Irish <1 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Born: Jan; 2/12
      Page Number 54
      Household Number 242
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Gould DAVISON M Male English 68 Nova Scotia Ship Captain Baptist
      & Farmer
      Matilda DAVISON M Female English 64 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Luncinda DAVISON Female English 35 Nova Scotia Dress Maker Baptist
      Harris DAVISON M Male English 29 Nova Scotia Seaman Baptist
      Clara DAVISON M Female English 20 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Albert DAVISON Male English 26 Nova Scotia Seaman Baptist

      Page Number 39
      Household Number 180
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Robert NEWCOMB M Male English 47 Nova Scotia Carpenter Baptist
      Tamzie A NEWCOMB M Female English 41 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Sophia A NEWCOMB Female English 18 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Gould E. NEWCOMB Male English 16 Nova Scotia Farmerson Baptist
      Owen NEWCOMB Male English 13 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Eva NEWCOMB Female English 11 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Addie NEWCOMB Female English 8 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Berta A NEWCOMB Female English 6 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Leo NEWCOMB Female English 4 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Clara NEWCOMB Female English 2 Nova Scotia Baptist

      Page Number 22
      Household Number 111

      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Leander SANDFORD M Male English 42 Nova Scotia Farmer Congregationalist
      Sophia SANDFORD M Female English 35 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Florence SANDFORD Female English 7 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Ada SANDFORD Female English 5 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Albert SANDFORD Male English 2 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Charles SANDFORD Male English 16 Nova Scotia Farm Labourer Baptist

      1881 Canadian Census
      Census Place Mills, Cumberland, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375813
      NA Film Number C-13177
      District 22
      Sub-district M
      Division 2

      Page Number 44
      Household Number 214

      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      John W. LAYTON M Male English 28 Nova Scotia Farmer Baptist
      Ida LAYTON M Female English 22 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Lawrence LAYTON Male English 2 Nova Scotia Baptist

      1881 Canadian Census
      Census Place Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375809
      NA Film Number C-13173
      District 18
      Sub-district A

      Page Number 29
      Household Number 135
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Robert DAVISON W Male English 76 Nova Scotia Baptist
      Hiram DAVISON Male English 21 Nova Scotia Seaman Baptist

      Census Place Lower Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375809
      NA Film Number C-13173
      District 17
      Sub-district I
      Division 2

      Page Number 23
      Household Number 108
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Lois SHEREDEN W Female Irish 52 Nova Scotia C. Methodist
      Henry SHEREDEN Male Irish 27 Nova Scotia Seaman C. Methodist
      Andrew SHEREDEN Male Irish 19 Nova Scotia C. Methodist
      Thomas SHEREDEN Male Irish 16 Nova Scotia C. Methodist

      Census Place Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375807
      NA Film Number C-13171
      District 14
      Sub-district C
      Division 1

      Page Number 41
      Household Number 201
      Name Marital Gender Ethnic Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Status Origin
      Henry LEWIS M Male English 50 Nova Scotia Mariner Weslyan Methodist
      Esther LEWIS M Female English 40 Nova Scotia Weslyan Methodist
      George LEWIS Male English 14 Nova Scotia Student Weslyan Methodist
      Harry LEWIS Male English 11 Nova Scotia Student Weslyan Methodist
      May LEWIS Female English 2 Nova Scotia Weslyan Methodist
      Anna HELTON Female English 26 Nova Scotia Presbyterian
      </pre></div>
      Date: 14 Dec 2003
    2. Author: Kaaren Matthews
      Title: Kaaren Matthews' Ancestor File AF83-103835
      Abbrev: Kaaren Matthews
      Publication: Kaaren Matthews
      BOX 814
      EDSON, ALBERTA
      CANADA TOE OPO
      Date: 2 Nov 1999
    3. Author: Florence S. Fisher
      Title: Letter from Florence S. Fisher to Mrs. Leo Davison
      Abbrev: Florence S. Fisher
      Note: On Apr 16, 1943 Florence Fisher of Fisher Jr. College wrote a letter to Mrs. Leo
      Davison with information on Gould and his children. Mrs. Fisher was a grandchild of Gould. She concurs on most of what we have. She said Gould died on 22 Aug 1887. Matilda died some time in Feb 1902. She changed Gould's and Matilda's marriage date from 31 Dec 1899 (after Gould died) to 22 Dec 1835 (two yrs before George was born). She knew that Eliza J. died in Bridgewater, MA; Lucinda E died in Boston; Harris M. died in N.S.; and Ida was still alive in Independence, MO. She says the following...

      Gould N. Davison was listed in Hantsport as a "Master Mariner"
      as also his son Albert. Grandfather farmed in his later life and
      was a Deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a son of Oliver
      Davison and Barbara Trefry. Oliver was a son of Timothy. Timothy
      was a son of John. John son of either William or Thomas? Thomas
      was a son of Daniel, our earliest forbear in New England. He was
      a soldier under cromwell. After Cromwell's defeat Daniel with
      others was banished to America. Here he redeemed himself and
      married Margaret Law of Ipswich, Mass. His son Thomas married
      Hannah Tracy or "Trace" also of Ipswich from whom she traced her
      lineage through Lieut. Thomas Tracey of Tewksbury Gloucestshire
      England whose lineage goes back 12 generation through "M.P.s"
      knights sheriffs to King Alfred the Great. Records show they
      were Pre-Loyalists probably moving in onto the vacant Acadian
      farms at the invitation of the Government. Families were large
      in those days so there are many of us tinctured with Davison
      blood although not bearing the name.

      She is probably confusing Barbara Martin (who married Oliver) with Mary Trefry who married Peleg Holmes and was Matilda's mother. Both women were Tamzan's (and Holmes's) grandmothers. We have no record of a Barbara Trefry, but Barbara Martin is of unknown parentage and origin.
      Date: 27 Dec 2007
      Date: 7 Nov 1999
    4. Title: Falmouth - A New England Township in Nova Scotia 1760 -1965
      Author: John V Duncanson
      Abbrev: "the Falmouth book"
      Publication: Windsor, Ontario
      August 1965
      Date: 7 Mar 2000
    5. Title: History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Davidson Families
      Abbrev: A.H. Davison
      Author: Davison, Arthur Henry
      Publication: Torch Press
      Date: 13 APR 2009
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Date: 17 Dec 2002
    6. Author: Emma Beatrice Witherspoon Davison Burton
      Title: Beatrice Witherspoon: Autobiography of Emma Beatrice Burton
      Abbrev: Beatrice Witherspoon
      Publication: Herald Publishing House
      Lamoni, Iowa
      1915
      Note: This is the autobiography of my great-great Aunt Emma Davison who married Capt. Joseph Burton. They were missionaries to the south sea islands. /s/ JLB
      Date: 22 Sep 1999
      Repository:
        Name: Jim & Selma Burrows
        Note: We have a small number of family history books collected by my mother and me over the years. Occassionally they are at her house rather than mine. /s/ JLB
        Date: 22 Sep 1999
        Date: 22 Sep 1999

      Type: ISBN
      Date: 5 May 2004
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