Anna Mary Bezanson

F, #21, b. 1785, d. 12 September 1847
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 007.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family

Ichabod Macumber b. 5 Jan 1783
Children
RelationshipGranddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Anna Mary Bezanson was also known as Mary Ann. She was born in 1785.2 She married Ichabod Macumber, son of John Macumber and Deliverance Mosher. Anna Mary Bezanson died on 12 September 1847 at Newport, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited19 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S39] Karen Farmer, citing James E. (Jay) Smith, 2.
  3. [S39] Karen Farmer, citing James E. (Jay) Smith, 2, 7.

John Johannes Bezanson

M, #22, b. 22 December 1786, d. 4 September 1872
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 008.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family 1

Sophia Hemmeon b. 1793, d. 15 Jul 1815
Children

Family 2

Ann Brimmer Anderson b. 22 Sep 1796, d. 6 Jan 1858
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Johannes Bezanson was born on 22 December 1786.2 He was baptized on 13 January 1787. He married Sophia Hemmeon on 31 January 1813 at Baptist Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He was 26.3 John Johannes Bezanson became a widower at age 28 upon the death of his wife Sophia Hemmeon on 15 July 1815.3 John Johannes Bezanson married Ann Brimmer Anderson, daughter of James Anderson and Mary Brimmer, on 28 July 1816. He was 29. She was 19. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Joseph Dimock.3,4 John Johannes Bezanson became a widower at age 71 upon the death of his wife Ann Brimmer Anderson on 6 January 1858 at Chester, Nova Scotia.2,5 John Johannes Bezanson died on 4 September 1872 at Chester, Nova Scotia, at age 85.2,6 He was buried in Old Burial Ground, Chester, Nova Scotia.6 Dorothy Evans said that 4 September 1872 might be the burial date, but the transcription of his gravestone says "d Sep 4, 1872."
     From Reverend Arthur John Lockhart:
He "was a Baptist lay preacher, and was an intelligent reader and student of divinity. He was a man of strong sense and excellent judgment and ruled and guided his family wisely and well. He was a familiar conversationist and had a genius for friendship, his attachment sometimes being of a romantic kind. He was twice married; first to a woman named Hemmeon, by whom he had several children, and, after her death to Miss Anderson, who was my mother’s mother. My mother had relatives in the Gaspereau Valley. John Anderson, her uncle, settled there and reared a family who settled round him. I used to visit them in cherry time or apple time. Uncle John lived in a low-roofed, old-fashioned farm house, with orchard and garden, and long rows of currant bushes and trees at the back of the house, full, in the season, of luscious red cherries, and tall pear trees in front, of which the little sweet pears were to my taste admirable."7

     From Bezansons from Nova Scotia by Dorothy Evans:
Chester gravestone, also long obit in Christian Messenger. The gap between birth and baptism suggests that John & Mary (Jean Jacques) may have moved from Lunenburg to The Island, which is given as their address in 1791. In the records of the Baptist church, Lunenburg, John 3 Bezanson is referred to as a Licentiate.3

Census Summary

1780
Birth
1786
1790
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
Census
1871
Death
1872

Census, Residence

Census1871John Johannes Bezanson appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Deacon Joseph Bezanson and Jessie Wilson at Chester, Nova Scotia.8
Last Edited27 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 8.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 8.
  4. [S630] George E. Levy, Diary of Joseph Dimock, 121.
  5. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville", Surname=BEZANSON, Givenname=John, Dates=d Sep 4, 1872, Age=85? years, Comments=Deacon-Chester Baptist, Givenname=Ann, Dates=d Jan 6, 1858, Age=62 yrs, Givenname=Alice, Dates=d Mar 25, 1857, Age=67 yrs 7 mos, Comments=dau of Joseph & Jessie.
  6. [S330] George Newbury, "Old Burial Ground, Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia", January 16, 2000, Surname=BEZANSON, Givenname=John, Dates=d Sep 4, 1872, Age=85? years, Comments=Deacon-Chester Baptist, Givenname=Ann, Dates=d Jan 6, 1858, Age=62 yrs, Givenname=Alice, Dates=d Mar 25, 1857, Age=67 yrs 7 mos, Comments=dau of Joseph & Jessie.
  7. [S601] Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, The History of Kings County, 727.
  8. [S5] 1871 Canadian Census; Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Roll: C-10550; Family: 143; Page: 42.
  9. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999.

Gaspar Bezanson

M, #23, b. 1 March 1789, d. 22 March 1860
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 009.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family

Hannah Clinton b. 8 Jul 1793, d. 1869
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gaspar Bezanson was also known as John Gaspar Bezanson2 and Casper Bezanson. He was born on 1 March 1789.3,4 He married Hannah Clinton, daughter of Patrick Clinton and Anna Barbara Collicut, on 29 December 1813 at Chester, Nova Scotia. He was 24. She was 20.3,5,6 Gaspar Bezanson and Hannah Clinton mortgaged property at St. Margaret's Bay in 1820.7 Gaspar Bezanson and Hannah Clinton moved before 1843 to Hammonds Plains.7 Gaspar Bezanson and Hannah Clinton were active at Baptist Church, Hammonds Plains.7 Gaspar Bezanson died on 22 March 1860 at Horton, Nova Scotia, at age 71.3,2

     Obituary from The Christian Messenger (Halifax), 11 July 1860:
Casper Bezanson - Died at his residence in Horton, March 22nd, 1860, aged 71 years, leaving a wife and 5 children, with many relations to mourn their loss. Bro. Bezanson's youthful days were spent in Chester. There he obtained hope in the Saviour, and was baptized by Elder Joseph Dinock [Reverend Joseph Dimock - ed.] and received into the Baptist Church in that place; afterwards he removed to Hammonds Plains, thence to Horton, but always remained a member of the church at Chester. Our brother was earnest and faithful as a father and husband, and as a friend beloved. His sickness was borne with much patience, and he died in the triumphs of faith. By request the Pastor of the Second Horton Church preached from Rev. xiv. 13 - Communicated by Rev. E.O. Read.8


     From Bezansons from Nova Scotia:
In 1820, Gaspar and wife Hannah mortgaged lands at St. Margaret's Bay (46-151). Then they went to Hammonds Plains, where they were active in the Baptist Church, and they were there in 1843 when the son Elijah joined the church. They lived (probably) on Morris' Road, toward Tomahawk. They moved to the Windsor Road circa 1844. Harris notes: "Went to Horton." Kings Co. Deaths, WB V42: "D. 1869 at Gaspereaux, of consumption, Hannah Bezanson, widow, b. Chester, d/o Patrick and Barbara Clinton. Inf. Hezekiah Bezanson". Census of 1838 (H.P.) shows 5 children under 14 yrs. A son Gaspar & Hannah d. at H.P. 1843, Feb 17, name not given. Harris lists Otis & David as sons of Gaspar. De speculates that both William (who may have been William Otis) and Mary Ann, not accounted for, are ch. of Gaspar & Hannah, and also that David, as well as Elijah, went to N.B. There is a notation by the listing of children: Largely guesswork, much confusion about this family.7
Last Edited4 Oct 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 9.
  3. [S40] Karen Farmer, citing Chris Fretwell.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 9, where the birth date is 1788.
  5. [S164] Unknown author, Gail Facini - email:e-mail address, Volume #5, Tree #.
  6. [S184] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Marriages", June 20, 1999, Recorded 23 Feb 1815.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 9.
  8. [S2] Casper Bezanson Death Notice, Christian Messenger (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 July 1860.

George Bernard Bezanson

M, #24, b. 23 May 1791
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George Bernard Bezanson was born on 23 May 1791.1 He married Mary Etter.
Last Edited19 May 1999

Citations

  1. [S84] Karen Farmer, citing Chris Fretwell.

William Bezanson1

M, #25, b. 1 July 1793, d. November 1868
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 010.2
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family

Lydia Melvin b. bt 1793 - 1795
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Bezanson was also known as John William Bezanson. He was born on 1 July 1793.3,4 He was baptized on 4 August 1793.5 He married Lydia Melvin, daughter of Elijah Melvin and Hannah Colliget, on 21 November 1815 at Chester, Nova Scotia. He was 22. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Joseph Dimock.6 William Bezanson died in November 1868 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 75.3,4
     At least the first 3 children of John William and Lydia were born at Chester, but William later moved to the Eastern Shore, as did two of his brothers, Peter and Benjamin. William settled at Country Harbour. Gold was discovered in Guysbourough County ca 1860 and significant amounts were taken at Goldenville. Some of William's descendants worked in these mines.5
Last Edited24 Apr 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, on the main entry his given name is "John William" but on subsequent entries and in official documents he appears as William.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 10.
  4. [S36] Karen Farmer, citing Elaine Hoare.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 10.
  6. [S630] George E. Levy, Diary of Joseph Dimock, 121.

Barbara Bezanson

F, #26, b. 2 September 1795
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835
RelationshipGranddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Barbara Bezanson was born on 2 September 1795 at Chester, Nova Scotia.1,2
Last Edited16 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999, "Barbary Baysanson, Daughter of John J., and Anne Mary Baysanson, was born in Chester on the Second day of September, one thousand, seven hundred and ninety five. Recorded April 30th, 1804, Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk."

Peter Bezanson

M, #27, b. 15 February 1798, d. 1875
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 011.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family 1

Mary (?)
Child

Family 2

Martha Uhlman b. 22 Mar 1803, d. 21 Sep 1883
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Peter Bezanson was born on 15 February 1798 at Chester, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Mary (?) circa 1821.4 Peter Bezanson married Martha Uhlman circa 1829. Peter Bezanson died in 1875.2 He was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited4 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 11.
  3. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999, in this entry his name is spelled "Peter Baysanson."
  4. [S10] John Cardinal, assumption based on birth date of child.
  5. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", "Bezanson, Peter 1799 - 1878, Wife Martha Ulhman 1805 - 1883."

Benjamin Bezanson

M, #28, b. 2 December 1799, d. circa 1878
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 012.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family 1

Mary Duggan b. 1812, d. 6 Feb 1835
Children

Family 2

Mary-Ann (?) b. c 1822, d. 1895
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Benjamin Bezanson was born on 2 December 1799 at Chester, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Mary Duggan on 22 July 1830 at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. He was 30.2 Benjamin Bezanson married Mary-Ann (?).2 Benjamin Bezanson died circa 1878 at Isaac's Harbour or Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited4 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 12.
  3. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999, in this entry his name is spelled "Benjamin Baysanson."

James Bezanson

M, #29, b. 9 November 1802, d. 16 May 1872
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 013.1
FatherJean Jacques Jacob Bezanson b. 1754, d. 1806
MotherAnna Maria Ley b. 27 Aug 1758, d. c 1835

Family

Dorothy Melvin b. 1811, d. 1866
Children
RelationshipGrandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Bezanson was born on 9 November 1802 at Chester, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Dorothy Melvin, daughter of Amos Melvin and Dorothy Webber, before 1827.4 James moved from Chester to Hammonds Plains, ca 1827, was probably there earlier with a brother or brothers who built a sailing vessel in Hammonds Plains.5 James Bezanson died on 16 May 1872 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, at age 69.6,2
Last Edited4 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 13.
  3. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999.
  4. [S10] John Cardinal, assumption based on birth date of children.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 13.
  6. [S39] Karen Farmer, citing James E. (Jay) Smith.

George Millet

M, #30, b. circa 1753, d. 28 May 1800
FatherNathaniel Millet1 b. 10 Mar 1727, d. Nov 1757
MotherMary Elizabeth Crompton1 b. 1729, d. 10 Aug 1809

Family

Mary Annabelle Houghton b. 23 Dec 1753
Children
  • Mary Millet+ b. 20 Dec 1775, d. 1844
  • Francis Millet b. 3 Jul 1777
  • Jacob Millet b. 6 Apr 1779, d. 22 May 1867
  • George Millett+ b. 14 Apr 1781
  • Hannah Millet b. 16 Apr 1783, d. 22 Jan 1865
  • Nathaniel Millet b. 9 Feb 1786
  • Eunice Whitecombe Millet b. 29 Sep 1788
     George Millet was born circa 1753.1 He married Mary Annabelle Houghton, daughter of Captain Timothy Houghton and Eunice Whitcomb, on 4 August 1775 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia. She was 21. The ceremony was performed by Reverend John Seccombe.2,3,4 George Millet left a will on 11 February 1797 at Chester, Nova Scotia; see text below.5 He died on 28 May 1800 at Chester, Nova Scotia.6
     George's will:
     
Being very sick and weakly in body but of perfect mind and memory, etc.

     First, I make and ordain the Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, my beloved wife Mary Millett (former Mary Houghton, of Timothy and Eunice Whitcombe). That 1/3 Part of all my land and property and movable effects, I give to my beloved wife, Mary Millett, freely to enjoy during her life and the other 2/3 to be equally distributed amongst my children as they come of age or should marry, and further that neither of my sons or daughters shall dispose of their portion, which shall be to them allotted severally, without it is to each other.

     [Signed and Sealed by George Millett on 11 Feb. 1797.]

[1800. Will of George Millett, of Chester, # 88, pg. 171. Dated 11 Feb. 1797. Probated 19 June 1800, Sole Executrix, wife Mary, wit. Franklin Etter, James Smith and Peter Collacutt]5

Census Summary

1750
Birth
1753
1760
1770
1780
Census
1783
1790
1800
Death
1800

Census, Residence

Census1783George Millet appeared on the census of 1783 at Chester, Nova Scotia, the enumeration included 4 males and 2 females, which matches the size of George and Mary's family at that time.7
Last Edited12 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S231] Gail Facini, Millet Subset in GEDCOM file MILLET.GED.
  2. [S159] Don Shankle and Kim Stevens, "Lunenburg Births, Marriages and Deaths", June 19, 1999.
  3. [S184] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Marriages", June 20, 1999.
  4. [S193] John Wesley Houghton, Houghton Genealogy of 1912, 334 (ID #341), but the date is "4, 4, 1775."
  5. [S233] Catherine Di Pietro, "Lunenburg Will Extracts", Chester, #88, p. 171.
  6. [S208] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Deaths", June 20, 1999.
  7. [S457] Unknown compiler, "1783 Census of Chester, Nova Scotia", May 28, 2001.

Mary Annabelle Houghton

F, #31, b. 23 December 1753
FatherCaptain Timothy Houghton b. 21 Aug 1727, d. 10 May 1780
MotherEunice Whitcomb b. 10 Dec 1733, d. 8 Oct 1815

Family

George Millet b. c 1753, d. 28 May 1800
Children
  • Mary Millet+ b. 20 Dec 1775, d. 1844
  • Francis Millet b. 3 Jul 1777
  • Jacob Millet b. 6 Apr 1779, d. 22 May 1867
  • George Millett+ b. 14 Apr 1781
  • Hannah Millet b. 16 Apr 1783, d. 22 Jan 1865
  • Nathaniel Millet b. 9 Feb 1786
  • Eunice Whitecombe Millet b. 29 Sep 1788
     Mary Annabelle Houghton was born on 23 December 1753 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2 She left at Boston, Massachusetts, on 30 July 1759 with her parents and arrived in Chester, Nova Scotia, on 4 August.3 She married George Millet, son of Nathaniel Millet and Mary Elizabeth Crompton, on 4 August 1775 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia. She was 21. The ceremony was performed by Reverend John Seccombe.4,5,6
Last Edited13 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S193] John Wesley Houghton, Houghton Genealogy of 1912, 334 (ID #341), handwritten on the page of this NEHGS-photocopied book.
  2. [S200] Charles Vella, "Houghtons," e-mail to John Cardinal, February 23, 1999, in which Mr. Vella cited Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Worchester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1910), p. 44.
  3. [S22] Almira Larkin White, Descendants of John White, II: 645-646.
  4. [S159] Don Shankle and Kim Stevens, "Lunenburg Births, Marriages and Deaths", June 19, 1999.
  5. [S184] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Marriages", June 20, 1999.
  6. [S193] John Wesley Houghton, Houghton Genealogy of 1912, 334 (ID #341), but the date is "4, 4, 1775."

George Millett

M, #34, b. 14 April 1781
FatherGeorge Millet b. c 1753, d. 28 May 1800
MotherMary Annabelle Houghton b. 23 Dec 1753

Family

Annabella Etter b. 22 Jul 1786, d. 12 Aug 1874
Children
     George Millett was born on 14 April 1781 at Chester, Nova Scotia.1,2 He married Annabella Etter, daughter of Franklin Germanis Etter and Elisabeth Cleverly, on 10 June 1804 at Chester, Nova Scotia. He was 23. She was 17. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Joseph Dimock.2,3,4,5
Last Edited24 Apr 2004

Citations

  1. [S41] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Births", June 20, 1999.
  2. [S159] Don Shankle and Kim Stevens, "Lunenburg Births, Marriages and Deaths", June 19, 1999.
  3. [S184] Lunenburg County GenWeb Project, "Chester Township Book - Marriages", June 20, 1999.
  4. [S193] John Wesley Houghton, Houghton Genealogy of 1912, 364 (ID #781), where the date is "6, 10, 1803."
  5. [S630] George E. Levy, Diary of Joseph Dimock, 116.
  6. [S18] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number 8134209, Source Call Number 0884721, Sheet 99.
  7. [S193] John Wesley Houghton, Houghton Genealogy of 1912, 414 (ID #1437).

Jean George Bezanson

M, #38, b. circa 1708, d. 1755
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 001.1

Family 2

Catherine Boutilier b. 7 Jan 1723/24, d. 26 Oct 1796
Children
     Jean George Bezanson was also known as Jean George Besancon. He was born circa 1708 at Etobon, Montbeliard.1 He married Jeanne (?) before 1733 at Montbeliard.1 Jean George Bezanson and Jeanne (?) immigrated on 16 May 1752 to St. George's Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard the Speedwell.2 On the passenger list, he is described as 44 years old, from Montbeliard, and a farmer.2 Jean George Bezanson became a widower when Jeanne died either as the Speedwell neared Halifax Harbor or soon thereafter on St. George's Island for she was buried in Halifax.3 Jean George Bezanson was on the victual list in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between 30 October 1752 and 24 December 1752.4 He moved to Lot #36, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1753 George Besanson is listed as the owner of North West Range lot A-36 in Christopher Young's copy of Registry of 30 Acre Lots, 12 Jun 1760.3,5 He married Catherine Boutilier, daughter of Jean George Boutilier and Sarah Grange, on 20 May 1753 at St John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was 29.6,7,8,9 Jean George Bezanson died in 1755 at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.3 Another source says that Jean George Bezanson died in 1756 at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.9
     On July 10, 1988, Pierre Jodry of Audincourt, France (near the city of Montbeliard) unveiled a memorial dedicated to the 431 foreign protestants from the principality of Montbeliard who landed in Nova Scotia between 1749 and 1752. Many of these Montbeliardians were among the founding settlers of Lunenburg on June 8, 1753. Jean George and his family are considered founders of Lunenburg and the family name appears on the monument.
He and his line were being researched by Dorothy Bezanson as of 1990.10
     From Bezansons of Nova Scotia by Dorothy Evans:
Jean George died in 1755. His daughter Susannah Catherine was born after his death. His widow married Etienne Mariette, a widower with sons, on 1 Jan 1756, and subsequently had several children by her second husband.3

     From Elaine Hoare:
Jean George Bezanson was among the Foreign Protestant settlers who were recruited in Europe to populate the province of Nova Scotia in the 1750's. His first wife died on the journey as the small ship Speedwell neared Halifax Harbour or immediately following the docking for she was buried in Halifax. For almost a year these settlers were held on George's Island before being settled in Lunenburg. Jean George wrote a lengthy petition to the Governor begging him to "get us off this God-forsaken island." Jean George was first granted land in what is now the town of Lunenburg but traded this lot for one further down the coast where he died in 1755. There is an unproven history which says that he was scalped by Native Americans in his own door yard in view of his wife who held a babe in arms.
Last Edited13 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 1.
  2. [S314] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg Passenger Lists", June 19, 1999, Speedwell, 16 May 1752.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, ii.
  4. [S315] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg Victualling Lists", August 18, 1999, hfx1752a.html.
  5. [S316] Christopher Young, "Lunenburg Land Grants", August 18, 1999, lg30nwa.html.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 1, but she has as the church as "(St.P.)", St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax.
  7. [S30] Winthrop Bell, Winthrop Bell's Notes.
  8. [S36] Karen Farmer, citing Elaine Hoare.
  9. [S163] Esther Clark Wright, Planters and Pioneers, 49.
  10. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia.

Jeanne (?)

F, #39
     Jeanne (?) was born at France. She married Jean George Bezanson before 1733 at Montbeliard.1 Jeanne (?) and Jean George Bezanson immigrated on 16 May 1752 to St. George's Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard the Speedwell.2 Jeanne (?) died either as the Speedwell neared Halifax Harbor or soon thereafter on St. George's Island for she was buried in Halifax.3
Last Edited13 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 1.
  2. [S314] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg Passenger Lists", June 19, 1999, Speedwell, 16 May 1752.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, ii.

John Nicholas Bezanson

M, #40
FatherJean George Bezanson b. c 1708, d. 1755
MotherJeanne (?)
RelationshipSon of Jean George Bezanson
     John Nicholas Bezanson was born at Montbeliard.1,2 He was on the victual list in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between 30 October 1752 and 24 December 1752.3 He married Mary Richards circa 28 October 1761.4
     From Bezansons of Nova Scotia by Dorothy Evans:
Nicholas drew a 300 A lot in Lunenburg in 1764. He had married Mary Richards, who may have been the [daughter of] Thomas & Barbara Reichart (from the Palatinate on the Pearl, 1751) St. Paul's Reel #1, Marriage Licenses: "1761, Oct. 28, License signed by Belcher and Bulkeley: Nicholas Bezanson, of Hfx., B, and Mary Richards, of the same place, S, without banns." I can find no record of the marriage ceremony. Nicholas may have left descendants in N.S., but I have found none that are demonstrably his. There is a story that he became an officer in the army and went to Jamaica, but army records I have searched do not show his name. I cannot find any conveyance of property to or from Nicholas, and when Jean Jacques in 1778 (Lun. Co. Deeds Bk 2, p. 148) sold the 30A lot of land NW Range, Letter A, #36, for 10 pounds 16 "which lot is the inheritance of our father deceased" to Jacque Begin, it was "with the knowledge and agreement of my two sisters, Mary, wife to David Langille, and Catharina, Spinster", there was no mention of Nicholas who would doubtless be an heir. John (i.e. Jean Jacques) and Catharina made their "X" and so did David Langille "of Tatmagush on behalf of my wife". What became of the 300 acre lot previously drawn by Nicholas?4
Last Edited30 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 1.
  2. [S10] John Cardinal, assumption based on based on marriage license date and birthdates of siblings.
  3. [S315] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg Victualling Lists", August 18, 1999, hfx1752a.html.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, iii.