|Posted By:||Richard Brezet|
|Subject:||Nova Scotia ELLENWOOD-Eldridge-Trefry connections|
|Post Date:||March 05, 2002 at 17:57:55|
|Forum:||Ellenwood Family Genealogy Forum|
I'm doing research on ELDRIDGE families in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Families connected to them by marriage were Ellenwood and Trefry.
Anna Ellenwood married (1st) early 1800's Thomas Carey; after his death, she md. (2nd) as second wife of Ebenezer Eldridge, (son of Capt. Barnabas Eldridge) who was the widower of Olive (Trask).
Elizabeth Ellenwood b. ca 1785-7 md. ? 1804 William -5- Trefry b. 1782, son of Capt. Joshua Pitman -4- Trefry. The children of Elizabeth and William Trefry were:
Lavinia b. 1805; Joshua Pitman b. 1807; Elizabeth b. 1809; William b. 1812; Harvey b. 1814; Russell b. 1816; Samuel b. 1821; Josiah b. 1824; Thomas b. 1827; John b. 1830. I have the rest of the generations, with children's names and birthdates, from Joshua Pitman b. 1807 down to the present day.
I believe that Anna and Elizabeth Ellenwood may have been sisters. I believe their father was awarded a grant of land in Yarmouth County, NS, either as a Loyalist after the Rev War, or at least for military service on behalf of the Crown. There is a Lake Ellenwood about 10 miles outside of Yarmouth named for this family, where the land grant was located. There were no male descendants in NS, and the Ellenwood surname died out.
The Eldridge names came between 1761 to 1766 to NS from Mansfield, CT and before that Barnstable, MA. They were descended from William and/or Robert Eldridge living on Cape Cod in the 1630's. The Trefry names were around Marblehead, MA since the immigrant Thomas arrived in the 1600's.
Does anyone posting here know more about the ELLENWOOD family which appeared in NS sometime during or after the Rev War ? Did Anna and Elizabeth - assuming they were in fact sisters - have any other siblings, either in USA or NS ?
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