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To date: 11,000 individuals, growing daily - surnames: CHISHOLM, MACDONALD, MACFARLANE, MACMASTER, MACRAE, CAMPBELL, SMYTH, SOMERS, CONNOLLY, MACGILLIVRAY, GREENE, LEAHY, LEJEUNE-BRIARD/YOUNG, LEBLANC, BENOIT, NOGLE/NOGEL, MEAGHER, MONTAGUE, BOYLE, CHRISTIAN, BEZANSON, MATTHEWS, PORTEOUS, MOTE, O'HARA, HANRAHAN, KEATING, and PUSHIE, among others. Places: Antigonish, Cape Breton Island, Guysborough, Port Hood/CBIsland, Petpeswick, Halifax/Dartmouth, all Canadian provinces, many United States including California, Connecticutt, Massachusetts, Florida; Dublin/Ireland, Briard/France; Strathglass/Scotland, Australia, and others.
COLIN CHISHOLM came to NOVA SCOTIA around 1801 on the ship Aurora. He landed first on the mainland, probably Pictou, then about 2 years later, upon the urging of the Catholic priest Rev. Angus B. MACEACHERN (later Bishop of PEI), he and others moved across the strait to LONG POINT on CAPE BRETON ISLAND. He married FLORA MACRAE in Scotland, but we don't know who Flora's family was. Colin was the son of RORY (RODERICK of STRATHGLASS, SCOTLAND), and according to MacDougall's History of Inverness, he had several brothers, including WILLIAM and ALEXANDER. Colin and Flora's gg grandson DUNCAN HUGH, a carriage maker and farmer, married MARY MACGILLIVRAY in MASS., USA, had several children, and returned to settle on land at CAPE JACK, on the mainland in ANTIGONISH COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA, which another member of the family had settled years before. They became known as the YANKEE CHISHOLMS because most of their young family had been born in Massachusetts before they resettled at Cape Jack. Their grandson Ambrose was born and raised there and likewise raised his family on the farm, and resides there still, steeped in the mists of times gone by. Nothing else documented is known of Colin's parents or siblings, other than a speculated connection with the LIETRE CHISHOLM CADET CLAN (via Clann 'ic Ruaridh)genealogy, which I am working on now. This is my paternal side.
MATERNAL SIDE -
My maternal side has proven to be elusive due to the change of the French surname LeJeune to its English equivalent (Young) in the early 1800s, and possibly to family secrecy. It now appears that cut and dried Irish/English ancestry is deeply rooted in a mixture of Irish, English, French, Acadian, and Mik'Maq blood.
HUGH GREENE and MARGARET MEAGHER were living in Halifax County around the turn of the 19th century. Margaret was almost certainly the aunt of the lost little girls in the "Babes in the Wood" legend, the story having been in my family ever since I was a young child. Hugh's great great grandson WILLIAM HENRY GREENE owned the W.H. GREENE LIVERY business in Halifax around the turn of the 20th century. He was predeceased by 2 wives until he married MARYANN ELIZABETH O'HARA, who bore him several children and was step-mother to one other. The LEJEUNE surname came into the family when their son GREGORY PIUS GREENE married GERTRUDE CATHERINE LEAHY, whose mother was ELIZA(BETH) YOUNG, daughter of CAPTAIN THOMAS YOUNG AND SOPHI(A/E) LEJEUNE, of PETPESWICK HARBOUR, HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA. The Captain was also a LeJEUNE. Had it not been for a census taker's note in the 1891 census, that the surname was originally LeJeune and the mother tongue was French, the YOUNGS would have remained unknown to me.
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|THE LONG POINT CAPE BRETON ISLAND CHISHOLMS
Updated March 4, 2006
Penelope Joan Chisholm
Post Office Box 28
Lewiston, California 96052
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