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Subject: [[SEARS-L]] Bridget Lee and Henry A. Sears
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 19:42:50 EST


Wanted: BRIDGET LEE b. about 1862? in St. Croix NB. I cannot find her
> and she may lead me to her parents. She married Henry A. Sears, April 11,
> 1883 , Manner Sutton Parish York Co. New Brunswick, Canada. I am hoping
the
> couple had a family. Does any one have access to the NB census and could
> check for me?
> Henry was said to be from Carleton Co, NB. I imagine he worked at
Shaw
> Tannery in Vanceboro ME, just across the railroad bridge from St. Croix.
> St. Croix was Dumfiies Parish, the church St. Clements in McAdam. There
are
> several Sears in the cemetery at St. Croix, no Lee's. (I have checked
> Cleadie Barnetts website) Bridgets parents were in the 1891 census for
St.
> Croix. I don't know if Henry and Bridget were. Her brother John's obit
> read he had two sisters living in the East. I have been assuming Maine.
or
> NB.
> I walked the cemeteries in St.Croix and Vanceboro. I have
written
> several parishes and the churches but no one seems to have a list. I am
> hoping to find descendents of Bridget and Henry Sears that may lead me to
the
> g. grandparents.
> Parents: Jeremiah M. (b. 1830)? And Bridget F. O'Malley (1828)? Lee
I
> believe came from WESTPORT IRE. about 1854. They owned property Silas
Cove,
> Chiputnetikook Lake Dumfiies parish New Brunswick from 1877-1903.
Jeremiah
> ran the boarding house/liquor from 1861-1877? in St. Croix. He sold the
> boarding house to John Paul....his son's father in law.
> Bridget's, brother Thomas O'Malley (1820-1897 and wife Margaret G
> (1830-1908 are buried in St. Croix NB. with daughters Annie 17, and Jennie
23
> and son John. sons: Martin, Mark and Tomey went to Wisconsin with 1st
cousin
> John C. Lee to start another Tannery and Lumber Mill after the Shaw
Tannery
> burned about 1890 in Vanceboro, Maine.(the forest were depleted of Hemlock
> trees and a synthetic method for making tannic acid had been found)I
> Bridget and Jeremiah must have been in US by 1854 son
> 1. John C. Lee born April 12, 1854 New York (cannot from proof) died
in
> Medford Wisconsin 1927. married Sarah Paul b. 1861, three children.
Ethel
> (married a MCMillan and I believe had a son Donald. George may have
married.
> He was killed in an accident. He did teach school for awhile. Jeremiah
> married and had a large family. John and Sarah divorce in 1895. I have
> tracked this family. They are in Michigan today.
> . The Lee's went to Halifax within the year. Why did they leave New
> York within 10 months of their son being born and another baby on the way?
> family support in Halifax? Job? a dau. born in Halifax....
> 2. Mary A. Lee b. Aug 4, 1855 Halifax, Nova Scotia may married George
F.
> Michaud/Mishou? of Vanceboro. Nov 17. 1884? This family is in the Old
> Town/Bangor area today. I have contacted them . Mary's obit does not
> meation a brother or a sister in the early 1940"s..
> 3. Bridget Lee (above)
> Thank you in advance for help and suggestions
> Susan Lee
>
> ______________________________




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