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Descendants of Joseph Connick & Susannah

Newburyport, MA > St. Andrews, NB

Joseph Connick
m. Susannah ( ) [she was living in 1802]
d. about 1802 [will dated 24 July 1802. Original will: file #F86 at New Brunswick Museum, archives section, Saint John, N.B.].
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Joseph Connick, fisherman, came from Newburyport, Mass. to Indian Island in Passamaquoddy Bay in 1768 [Agreement between James Boyd, Joseph Connick and William Cheney, 1768. Crown Land Office, N.B. Published in Saint Croix Courier, May 17, 1934 in the article "As Seen By," by Maxwell Vesey. Clipping in Scrapbook #SN-42, p. 54, at archives section, Saint John Museum, Saint John, N.B.]. He was said to have owned 38-acre Hardwood Island, off Deer Island, N.B., and exchanged it with the Stewart family for land in St. David, N.B. [Ganong MSS Collection, shelf 106, box 22, pkt. #8, pt. 17, at archives section, St. John Museum]. Joseph Connick was granted 180 acres in Saint David, N.B. (lots 4 & 5 K in the Wentworth Division), in a grant entitled "Henry Goldsmith et al.," dated 6 [Jan. or Jun.?] 1797; quit rent L2 per 100 acres.

Children of Joseph and Susannah ( ) Connick, in the order they are named in 1802 will:

1. James, b. about 1768 [based on estimated age in burial record] or 1770 [based on "age 81" in 1851 census]. Born in N.B. [1851 census] and probably at Indian Island. James married 19 Dec. 1796, Hannah Moore [Records of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews]. Hannah Moore was born about 1778 in the United States, and came to N.B. in 1785 [1851 Census]. James inherited his father's "Farm lot" in Saint David by deed dated 24 July 1802 [Joseph Connick's will, 1802]. About 1788 he owned Lot 2 K, Wentworth Division, in Saint David,of which about 40 acres were improved. In the 1851 census, James and wife were living in Saint David in the household of their son Harris. James Connick died 1858, probably in Nov. or Dec. (judging by the sequence of burials in the records of the Christ Church [Anglican/Episcopalian] of St. Stephen, N.B. The burial record gives these facts: James Connick, age about 90 years, residence near Moore's Mills, burial service in 1858 performed by Skeffington Thompson, L.L.D., Rector; remarks: "The first male child born in this County - a man of great mental & bodily Vigor."

2. Samuel, born about 1774 [based on "age 61" in burial record]. He died about 1835, St. Andrews, N.B. [date and place in Index of Charlotte County Probate Records. This probate record has not yet been researched for further information by S. Robbins]. About 1788 he owned Lot 5K in the Wentworth Division, Saint David, of which about 15 acres were improved. Samuel Connick was one of several petitioning for land grants in 1814 [New Brunswick Land Petition titled: "Andrew Clendenin et al."]; in this petition it is stated that he already had possessions and improvements on the Waweig. Samuel Connick "of Waweig, St. Andrews, buried in his own field," 10 Oct. 1835, age 61 [Records of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews].

3. Thomas, was also one of several petitioning for land grants in 1814 [New Brunswick Land Petition titled: "Andrew Clendenin et al."]; in this petition it is stated that he already had possessions and improvements on the Waweig.

4. John, owned lots 4 & 5 D in the Wentworth Division, Saint David. He died about 1809 in "Charlotte County" [date and place in Index of Charlotte County Probate Records. This probate record has not yet been researched for further information by S. Robbins].

5. William Shackford, married 15 Nov. 1802, Mary Hall [Records of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews]. William died about 1858, in Saint David [date and place in Index of Charlotte County Probate Records. This probate record has not yet been researched for further information by S. Robbins]. William owned lot 6 D in the Wentworth Division, Saint David, N.B.
By 1807, William had settled in Township No. 6 (now Baring, Maine) [Theodore Lincoln's Return of Actual Settlers on William Bingham's Lands in Washington County, June 3, 1807. This document is part of the Col. John Black Papers, kept at Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine; a microfilm and a handwritten extract exists at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine, from which this transcription was made]. The Atlas of Washington Co., Maine (Houlton, Me. : Colby & Co., 1881) shows a "Conic Lake" and "Conic Stream" in Baring, Maine. (This same Atlas shows a house inhabited by "S. Connick" in the neighboring town of Meddybemps, Maine).

6. Elisabeth.

7. Sisley.

8. Margreett [spelled as it appears in 1802 will of Joseph Connick].

9.Rebecca, married 25 April 1799, Thomas McLaughlan [Records of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews].

10. Sarah.

11. Nancy, born 25 June 1786 [Mrs. Donald G. Robbins, Barrington, R.I., letter 6 Feb. 1971 to Roger Gray, Wesley, Maine] or born about Dec. 1785 [based on gravestone's report of age at death]. Nancy married Green Brown on 27 March 1804 in St. David, N.B. [Mrs. Robbins' letter of 1971]. Nancy died 26 August 1868, aged 82 years, 9 months [gravestone]; she is buried in a cemetery on Green Hill Road in Meddybemps, Maine.
Green Brown was born 10 May 1782 in Machias, Maine, son of James Brown [Beaulah G. Jackson, Earliest Records of Machias, Maine, p. 3]; he was a widower when he married Nancy Connick; he died 3 Dec. 1848, aged 67 years , 5 months [gravestone]; he is buried in a cemetery on Green Hill Road, Meddybemps, Maine.
Stephen Robbins has much more information on Green Brown and family.

Note: [ ] Connick married Sarah Linigan, 6 November 1805 [Records of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews].
Could this be the same Sarah (age 76, Loyalist) listed in the 1851 Census of Saint David as the mother of Samuel K. Connick (age 45, married to Ann, age 41)?

SR 10/11/99


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