Eva Bezanson

F, #1261, b. 1889, d. 4 January 1953
FatherWilliam Joseph Bezanson b. 1853
MotherHannah Catherine Prest b. c 1861, d. 1889
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eva Bezanson was also known as Evabell. She was born in 1889 at Mooseland, Nova Scotia.1 Karen Farmer's data had Evabell Bezanson as the daughter of Mary Gammon. Roxanna Kelley, a descendant, reported that Eva was the daughter of Hannah Prest, and that Hannah died giving birth to her. Eva was then adopted by Hannah's brother.2 She died on 4 January 1953.2 She was buried in Bath, Maine.2
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49.
  2. [S302] Roxanna (Prest) Kelley, "Millet/Bezanson," e-mail to John Cardinal, 19 May 1999.

Elmira Bezanson

F, #1262, b. 11 December 1831, d. 22 June 1833
FatherBenjamin Bezanson b. 2 Dec 1799, d. c 1878
MotherMary Duggan b. 1812, d. 6 Feb 1835
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elmira Bezanson was born on 11 December 1831.1 She died on 22 June 1833 at age 1.2
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, Pg 12.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, Pg 12, MG4, 86.

John Bezanson

M, #1263
FatherBenjamin Bezanson b. 2 Dec 1799, d. c 1878
MotherMary Duggan b. 1812, d. 6 Feb 1835
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Bezanson was born at Nova Scotia. He died at National Soldier's Home, Staten Island, New York.
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Emma Bezanson

F, #1264, b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 October 1890
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 061.1
FatherBenjamin Bezanson b. 2 Dec 1799, d. c 1878
MotherMary Duggan b. 1812, d. 6 Feb 1835

Family

James Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
Children
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emma Bezanson was born on 13 May 1834.2 She married James Leonard on 6 March 1864. She was 29. He was 29.3,4 Emma Bezanson died on 2 October 1890 at Leonardville, Deer Island, New Brunswick, at age 56.1
     From Bezansons of Nova Scotia: Marjory M. Jacquith states that Emma Bezanson and Sophia Bezanson were full sisters, and she says the family has Mary Duggan's Sampler. It is not possible for Sophia to be d/o Mary Duggan, for the record of her death was published in THE TIMES (Hfx) in 1835. Sophia could have been d/o Benjamin's 2nd wife (Mary Ann). Or else we have the wrong Benjamin.5
Last Edited17 Oct 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12,.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 56.
  4. [S683] Daniel F. Johnson, "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers", Volume 21, Number 2093, from Religious Intelligencer, March 18, 1864, "m. By same, 6th inst., James LEONARD, West Isles parish (Charlotte Co.) / Miss Emma BEZANSON, Campobello."
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Howard Meredith Leonard

M, #1266, b. 6 January 1865, d. 24 September 1885
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Howard Meredith Leonard was born on 6 January 1865.1 He died on 24 September 1885 at age 20.1
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Abner Freeman Leonard

M, #1267, b. 24 June 1866, d. 15 March 1926
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Abner Freeman Leonard was born on 24 June 1866.1 He married Estelle Boynton. Abner Freeman Leonard died on 15 March 1926 at Jacksonville, Florida, at age 59.1
Last Edited21 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Ethel Linsby Leonard

F, #1269, b. 2 March 1868, d. 26 June 1961
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ethel Linsby Leonard was born on 2 March 1868.1 She married Charles Warren Menard on 24 September 1898. She was 30.1 Ethel Linsby Leonard died on 26 June 1961 at Malden, Massachusetts, at age 93.1 She was the author of Linsby Bezant.1
Last Edited21 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Prudence May Leonard

F, #1271, b. 14 December 1869, d. 6 April 1959
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Prudence May Leonard was born on 14 December 1869.1 She married Albert Edward Henry on 16 April 1896. She was 26.1 Prudence May Leonard died on 6 April 1959 at Magundy, York County, New Brunswick, at age 89.1
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Lettie Mabel Leonard

F, #1273, b. 2 October 1878, d. 15 March 1915
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lettie Mabel Leonard was born on 2 October 1878.1 She married Joseph Edgar Wickerson on 12 December 1893. She was 15.2 Lettie Mabel Leonard died on 15 March 1915 at Eastport, Maine, at age 36.2
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Edmund James Leonard

M, #1275, b. 13 September 1878, d. 13 March 1921
FatherJames Leonard b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 3 Dec 1911
MotherEmma Bezanson b. 13 May 1834, d. 2 Oct 1890
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edmund James Leonard was born on 13 September 1878.1 He married Laura Maud Boynton on 12 March 1902 at Campobello, New Brunswick. He was 23. She was 18.1 Edmund James Leonard died on 13 March 1921 at Manset, Maine, at age 42.1
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 47.

Dorothy Melvin

F, #1277, b. 1811, d. 1866
FatherAmos Melvin
MotherDorothy Webber

Family

James Bezanson b. 9 Nov 1802, d. 16 May 1872
Children
     Dorothy Melvin was born in 1811.1 She married James Bezanson, son of Jean Jacques Jacob Bezanson and Anna Maria Ley, before 1827.2 Dorothy Melvin died in 1866.1
Last Edited19 May 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 2, 13.
  2. [S10] John Cardinal, assumption based on birth date of children.

Sarah Bezanson

F, #1278, b. 3 April 1827, d. 10 September 1872
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 065.1
FatherJames Bezanson b. 9 Nov 1802, d. 16 May 1872
MotherDorothy Melvin b. 1811, d. 1866

Family

James Thomson b. 1822, d. 1889
Children
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sarah Bezanson was born on 3 April 1827.2 She married James Thomson, son of Robert Thomson and Margaret Duncan, on 2 February 1848 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Miller.3 Sarah Bezanson died on 10 September 1872 at age 45.2
Last Edited18 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 13.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 13, 50.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 50.

James Thomson

M, #1279, b. 1822, d. 1889
FatherRobert Thomson1 b. c 1786, d. 29 Mar 1868
MotherMargaret Duncan1 d. 28 Feb 1885

Family

Sarah Bezanson b. 3 Apr 1827, d. 10 Sep 1872
Children
     James Thomson was born in 1822.1 He married Sarah Bezanson, daughter of James Bezanson and Dorothy Melvin, on 2 February 1848 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Miller.1 James Thomson had 11 or 12 children.1 He died in 1889.1
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 50.

Amos Bezanson

M, #1280, b. 6 July 1829, d. 24 May 1916
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 066.1
FatherJames Bezanson b. 9 Nov 1802, d. 16 May 1872
MotherDorothy Melvin b. 1811, d. 1866

Family

Isabella Smith b. 3 Feb 1832, d. 10 Feb 1923
Children
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Amos Bezanson was born on 6 July 1829 at Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Isabella Smith, daughter of Nathaniel Smith and Mary Mason.4 Amos Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of Amanda Bezanson who died 15 July 1872.5,6 Amos Bezanson lived at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. He died on 24 May 1916 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, at age 86.7,2,3 The cause of death was cancer.7 He was buried in Hammonds Plains Baptist Cemetery, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1871Amos Bezanson and Isabella Smith appeared on the census of 1871 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, with James Bezanson, Emma Maud Bezanson, Calvin Bezanson, Jonathan Bezanson, Reverend William Byron Bezanson, Amanda Bezanson and Elsie Myrtle Bezanson.8
Census1881Amos Bezanson and Isabella Smith appeared on the census of 1881 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, with Emma Maud Bezanson, Calvin Bezanson, Jonathan Bezanson, Reverend William Byron Bezanson, Elsie Myrtle Bezanson, Martell Bezanson and Henry Bernard Bezanson.9
Census1891Amos Bezanson and Isabella Smith appeared on the census of 1891 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, with Reverend William Byron Bezanson, Martell Bezanson and Henry Bernard Bezanson.10
Census1901Amos Bezanson and Isabella Smith appeared on the census of 1901 at Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, with Martell Bezanson. There is an 11-year old boy in the household named "Christopher Wm.", listed as a son, but it seems unlikely he is the son of Amos and Isabella, given their ages in 1901 (71 and 69.)11
Census1911Amos Bezanson and Isabella Smith appeared on the census of 1911 at English Corner, Nova Scotia, with Martell Bezanson and Jane Melvin and also with William Christopher (M, 22), listed as a servant.12
Last Edited15 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 13.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 13, 51.
  3. [S151] George Newbury, "Hammonds Plains Baptist Cemetery", January 15, 2000, "BEZANSON, Amos 1829 - 1916, His wife Isabella SMITH 1832 - 1923."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 50.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Amanda; Registration Year: 1872; Book: 1808; Page: 408; Number: 1066.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 51.
  7. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Amos; Registration Year: 1916; Book: 34; Page: 227; Number: 754.
  8. [S5] 1871 Canadian Census; Hammonds Plains, Halifax West, Nova Scotia; Roll: C-10553; Family: 47; Page: 15.
  9. [S652] FamilySearch Internet, "1881 Canadian Census Index", Census Place=Hammond's Plains, Halifax, Nova Scotia, FHL Film=1375805, NA Film=C-13169, District=10, Sub-district=K, Page=2, Household=9, Name=Amos Bezanson.
  10. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Hammonds Plains, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6315; Family: 11; Page: 3.
  11. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", District=NS HALIFAX (#33), Subdistrict=Hammond Plains t Page 4, Details=Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6452, Line=43, Family=38.
  12. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 106; Page: 12; Lines: 19-23.