Abraham Estey

Abraham ESTEY (1790 -1876) was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation of the Miller line.

Abraham Estey was born  6 May 1790 in Kingsclear,New Brunswick Canada located on the west bank of the Saint John River, 20 kilometres west of the city of Fredericton and opposite Keswick Ridge, the community includes several cottage areas along the Mactaquac Headpond and a residential subdivision called Island View.  His parents were Amos ESTEY and Mary (Molly) ESTEY.  He married Ruth DOW 17 Nov 1812 in Frederickton, New Brunswick.  Abraham died 18 Mar 1876 and is buried at Lower Meductic Cemetery in Meductic New Brunswick.

Kingsclear along St. Johns River, New Brunswick

Ruth Dow was born  1 Dec 1787 in Woodstock Parish, York, New Brunswick.  Her parents were Enoch DOW and Ruth NORTON.  Ruth died 2 Jan 1864.

Children of Abraham and Ruth

Name Born Married Departed
1. George Dow Estey 27 Dec 1813
York Co, New Brunswick
Deborah Marie Miller (George’s Sister)
14 Dec 1837 – New Brunswick
17 June 1863Waukau Cemetery, Winnebago, Wisconsin
2. Jerusha (Eleanor) Estey 6 Jul 1815 York Co, New Brunswick William Collecott
23 Aug 1838 Dumfries Parish, York Co NB settled in Canterbury: had seven children
25 Dec 1890 Canterbury, New Brunswick, Canada
3. Rhoda Estey 28 Apr 1817 Canterbury, York Co, New Brunswick Joshua Hillman
26 Mar 1840
6 Aug 1901 Canterbury, York County Cemetery Location: From Meductic go east on Hwy. 2 about 1.5 km to Rte 122. Follow Rte. 122 south about 11.5 km to the village of Canterbury
4. Mary ESTEY 15 Jan 1820 York Co,   New Brunswick, Canada George MILLER
22 Oct 1837 or
23 Aug 1838 Dumfries Parish, York Co NB
7 Mar 1889 Pickett, Winnebago County Wisconsin
5. Lydia Jane Estey 22 Jun 1822 York Co, New Brunswick William McInelly (Warren William McNally)
15 Aug 1844 New Brunswick
28 Feb 1883 Canterbury Cemetery, Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada
6. Harvey Abraham Estey 3 Mar 1826 Canterbury Station, New Brunswick Hannah Dickinson
8 Mar 1853 Woodstock, New Brunswick
7. David Estey 31 Aug 1828 York Co, New Brunswick Sarah Jane Irving 3 Mar 1871 New Brunswick,
8. Salome Maria Estey 10 Jun 1831 York Co, New Brunswick Randolph Ketchum Dickinson
3 Nov 1864 New Brunswick
15 Apr 1911 New Brunswick

Abraham had numerous land tracts in Canterbury, New Brunswick.It is worth the effort to look them up. You may find as I did,other relitives on land close by.  Check cyndislist.com, look under Canada Index, click New Brunswick, look under Category Index, click GenWeb Project, click York,a map comes up-above the map it says – click here- so click there- Parish Data in York County comes up, look to the box, click Canterbury, History comes up, scroll down to bottom,click maps.Two maps come up- look at both, click on them, they will get big,they are land grant maps of Canterbury Parish. Wonderful  Or just click here: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbyork/canterbury.htm

Canterbury NB Land Grant Map  Abraham’s 200 acre tract borders highway 122 just south of Canterbury.  His son-in-law Joshua Hillman had 50 acres right next door.  His close neighbors include Charles M. Dow, A. H. Estey, H. E. Estey, H Estey and Sol. Dow.  His son-in-laws Wm. McNelly and  Wm. Collicot is nearby.  It looks like the creek running through Canterbury is called Estey.

From this Google Maps Satellite Photo it looks like most of the area has returned to woods, but the outlines of Abraham’s farm can still be seen, unique among all these land grants. Do you think the two maps line up?

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In the 1851 census, Abraham’s family was living in Dumfries Parish, York County, New  Brunswick.   Dumfries Parish is less than 30 miles from Maine and had a population of 369 in the 2006 census.  Salome and Harvey were the only children still living at home.

Municipalities of York County within the EI Economic Region of Fredericton–Moncton–Saint John (2000)


York County, New Brunswick


New Brunswick Map

In the 1851 census, Abraham’s family was living in New Brunswick York County, Dumfries Parish, page 29  I wonder why they were listed as Irish.

Abraham ESTEY M Head 61 Irish Farmer
Ruth ESTEY F Wife 64 Irish
8. Salomi Estey F Daughter 20 Irish
6. Harvey A. Estey M B. 25 Irish Farmer (own household)
7. David Estey M Head 23 Irish Farmer
Sarah Grace Estey F Wife 19 Irish

There were Millers living next door, but they don’t seem to our Millers

Christopher Miller M Head 57 Irish Farmer absent
Hannah Miller F Wife 40 Irish
Chritopher Miller M Son 19 Irish
John Miller M son 15 Irish
Moses Miller M Son 13 Irish
Aaron Miller M Son 10 Irish
Hugh Miller M Son 6 Irish
Nathaniel Miller M Head 23 Irish
Ann Miller F Wife 21 Irish
David Miller M Son 2 Irish


1. George Dow Estey

George’s wife Deborah Maria Miller was born in 1819 in New Brunswick. Her parents were Isaac MILLER II and Harriet PARKS.  Deborah died in 1892 in Waukau, Winnebago, Wisconsin.

George and Deborah Maria  immigrated to Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin on 1 Sep 1845 with George MILLER and Mary ESTEY MILLER  (Deborah’s brother and George’s sister) accompanying them on the trip by wagon train to Wisconsin.

George Dow Estey – Headstone Burial: Liberty Prairie Cemetery Pickett, Winnebago County, Wisconsin Plot 85

Children of George and Deborah:

i. Huldah “Huldy” Marie Estey (14 Nov 1839 New Brunswick – 3 Jan 1929 in Butte, Montana) m1. 1864 in Waukau, Wisconsin to Thomas Lowe (4 Dec 1831, Lindale, Cumbria England – 12 May 1866, Waukau, Wisconsin age 34) m2. 1863 to William H. Carter (Jan 1832 England – )

In the 1880 census, William was working as a blacksmith in Rushford, Winnebago, Wisconsin.

ii. Nathan Cyrus Estey b. 21 Nov 1840 New Brunswick; d. 26 Mar 1903 Veteran’s Home, Leavenworth, Kansas; m1. 1 Jan 1868 to Julia Jenkins (11 Feb 1853, Ohio – 22 Apr 1878, Luverne, Montana at age 25);  m2. 25 Oct 1879 in Springwater, New York to Estella Catherine Hobbes (5 Jan 1861, Clayton County, Iowa – 12 Jun 1942, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa)

Nathan enlisted in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment on 15 Aug 1861. Mustered out on 01 Sep 1864. The regiment suffered 6 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or died from wounds in action, and 7 officers and 321 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 401 fatalities

This regiment was organized at Camp Fremont, Ripon, and Camp Harvey, Kenosha, in the summer and fall of 1861, 600 men having been enrolled at the former place up to the time of the change of location in November. It was mustered in March 8, 1862, and left the state on the 17th for Benton barracks, St. Louis, for equipment.

On April 28 1862 it moved to Cape Girardeau, thence to Bloomfield, where companies were detached to various points in Missouri and Arkansas for scout and train guard duty. The companies were in several engagements, frequently with superior forces, and were generally successful, though at Jonesboro in August a small detachment was compelled to surrender to greatly superior numbers.

At L’Anguille Ferry, Ark., occurred one of the fiercest engagements of the war, when Maj. Eggleston, with 130 men, was attacked by 500 Texas Rangers, the enemy overwhelming the little company and only about 20 escaping. The regiment with the exception of detachments moved towards Helena and reached its destination early in August.

It was ordered back to Cape Girardeau in September after terrible hardships, wading through swamps, without adequate supplies, drinking foul water, burdened by sick members, and being finally reduced to nearly half its original strength.

It was ordered to Greenville in early October and on the 19th to Patterson, where it was stationed during November and December, engaged in dispersing guerrillas, picking up small bodies of the enemy and foraging.

On Dec. 28 a small party of foragers was picked up by 400 of the enemy, and 200 infantry and 80 cavalry, including Cos. D and M, started in pursuit. The cavalry dashed into the Confederates and scattered their pickets in every direction. Co. D dismounted and drove the enemy for some distance.

The regiment was stationed at West Plains, Pilot Knob, St. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau, successively, from Jan. 7 to May 31, 1863, and was engaged with the enemy at Chalk bluff in March. At Whitewater bridge Capt. Shipman and 40 men on guard were surrounded by 300 of the enemy, but they cut their way out with a loss of 6 killed, 9 wounded and 10 taken prisoners.

The regiment was in the battle of Cape Girardeau, where it supported a battery, and pursued the enemy in his retreat. In June it was ordered to join the cavalry corps of the Army of the Cumberland.

It reached Nashville June 15, took part in the movement towardChattanooga, and was stationed at various points during the summer. It participated at Chickamauga, where it was engaged with the cavalry in holding the extreme right on the second day, and covered the retreat of the army.

It was in a lively engagement near Anderson’s gap in October, routing Wheeler’s command and taking numerous prisoners, and it was also in a skirmish at Maysville Ala. It then marched to Winchester, Alexandria and New Market Tenn., engaging the enemy at the last named place and driving him across Mossy creek. In this action the regiment carried the enemy’s position and captured a number of prisoners.

In December it again repulsed a force which had advanced on Mossy creek, and it participated in the battle at Dandridge in Jan. 1864. It was also in the engagement near Sevierville, and was then stationed at Marysville, Motley’s ford, Madisonville and Cleveland until May 3.

It was in a severe engagement near Varnell’s station with Wheeler’s forces, was in the advance on Dallas, and as skirmishers, was under a fierce fire from the enemy’s batteries intrenched in a spur of the Allatoona hills, being forced to fall back.

A detachment under Capt. Comstock routed a force at Burnt Hickory, and held its position against the attack of a body of cavalry until reinforced. A battalion under Capt. Harnden charged a heavy Confederate force guarding a supply train, andforced a way through the enemy’s ranks, but was compelled to fall back to the reserves, where the enemy was checked. This dash has been referred to as the most brilliant of the campaign.

A detachment defeated a force at Acworth and occupied the place. A few days later the regiment was in a skirmish at Big Shanty, and it was in frequent engagements about Lost Mountain until the enemy’s retreat across the Chattahooches River.

In the 1880 census, Nathan was a general merchant in Cavour, Beadle, Dakota Territory.

Beadle County, named in honor of Brigadier General William Henry Harrison Beadle, was created by the Dakota Territory Legislature in 1879 and formally organized in 1880 with the appointment of three county commissioners by Governor Nehemiah G. Ordway. The first town within Beadle County was Cavour, but Huron was named the county seat when the county commissioners first met there in July 1880. From 1880 until the capital was permanently located at Pierre in 1904, Huron was in the thick of the fight for the honor of being the capital city. Huron is the site of the South Dakota State fair and the birthplace of Hubert Humphrey and Cheryl Ladd.

In the 1900 census, Nathan and Estella were farming in Fitzgerald, Irwin, Georgia.

Nathan Cyrus Estey – Headstone Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas) Plot: Sec 17, Row 12, Site 23

iii. Ruth Elizabeth Estey (15 Feb 1843, York County, New Brunswick – 28 Aug 1927 Portland, Oregon); m. John H. Ferguson (c. 1841 in New York – Bef. 1900 census )

In the 1880 census, John was a lumberman in Colby, Clark, Wisconsin.

iv. Amos Elijah Estey b. 25 Feb 1845 Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 11 Oct 1925 San Diego, San Diego County, California; m. bet 1900-1910 to Caroline Cowan (b. 1858 Oregon – d. Aft 1920) in 1886 Caroline first married George Larkin

Amos enlisted in Company B, 21st Wisconsin Infantry Volunteer Regiment on 20 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 08 Jun 1865.

Amos was taken prisoner of war at Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment arrived at Chickamauga in time to take part in the second day’s fight. It “never faltered during the whole day, but often the second line would have to face about and drive away the rebels from the rear.” On being ordered to retire it fell back “only to the second line of works, where, still fighting, surrounded by the enemy, Lieut.-Col. Hobart and about 70 officers and men were captured.”

The Battle of Chickamauga marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg.

In the 1900 census, Amos and his brother Orville were growing fruit in Jocko, Flathead, Montana. Caroline, Amos’ future wife was living in Jocko too, with her first husband George Larkin.

The Jocko Valley (Google Satellite View) is located in western Montana, 30 miles north of Missoula on land of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

In the 1910 census, Amos and Caroline and Caroline’s 17 year old daughter Leona were living in Seattle where Amos was a contracting carpenter.

In 1926, Caroline was living at 3539 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, California.

v. Sarah Malvina Estey (10 July 1847, Nankaw, Winnebago, Wisconsin – 20 Feb 1848)

vi. Colin John Estey b. 15 Mar 1849, Nankaw, Winnebago, Wisconsin; d. Apr 1902 Pocahontas County, Iowa; m1. 3 Apr 1874 Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota to Henretta C. [__?__] (b. 1839 Pennsylvania- d. Aft 1910 census ); m2. abt 1900 to Minnie C [__?__] (b. Jan 1872 Iowa) Her father was born in Denmark and her mother in Illinois.

Henrietta had first married Edward DeForce (b. 1834 New York) Edward enlisted in the Pennsylvania 1st LA Batty E Light Artillery Battery on 29 Dec 1863. Mustered out on 14 Jun 1865. In the 1870 census, Edward and Henrietta were living in Spring, Boone, Illinois where Edward was a laborer.

In the 1880 census, Henrietta and Colin were living in Beaver, Guthrie, Iowa with two children from her first marriage and two from her second, while Edward was living in Houston, Texas with his brother Samuel. On 2 Mar 1888 Houston Texas, Edward remarried to Amanda Hassell Huntsman (17 Oct 1851 – 8 Jan 1914 Crockett, Houston County, Texas)

In the 1900 census, Colin was a carpenter and a farmer in Rolfe, Pocahontas, Iowa with his new wife Minnie. Henrietta was living with her daughter Ada and son-in-law John Tucker in Grant, Page, Iowa. She is listed as widowed, but it looks like they were really divorced.

vii. Orville C. Estey (6 Jul 1852 Oshkosh Winnebago County, Wisconsin – 26 Apr 1926 Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana); m. Margaret I. Grant (18 Mar 1865 Pictou, Nova Scotia – 4 Apr 1950 Deer Lodge County, Montana)

Mrs. Estey came to the Flathead in 1899 and lived on the East Lake Shore until 1921 when she moved to Kalispell. She and her sister, Mrs. J. C. Wood, planted the first cherries on the East Lake Shore shortly after coming here. She was the first teacher at Woods Bay school.

In the 1920 census, Orville still had a fruit farm in Jocko, Flathead, Montana.

viii. Alvord P. Estey b. 21 May 1856, Nankaw, Winnebago, Wisconsin; d. 13 April 1894, Hunter Hol, Montana; m. 12 Apr 1879, West Prairie, Vernon, Wisconsin to Ella Araminta Mitchell (8 Jan 1861, Pike County, Missouri – 6 Dec 1935Kalispell Flathead County Montana) After Alvord died, Ella married Philip Wilson Smith (b. 5 Jan 1836 Missouri – d. 28 Apr 1917 Kalispell, Flathead, Montana) Philip was a Confederate soldier (Private) in the 1st Missouri Infantry, Co C.

Ella had 5 children with Alvord, including: Mabel, Bessie, Bertie and Cassie. She had two children with Philip, aptly named Philip W. and Ella A.

In the 1880 census, Alvord, Ella and Ella’s mother Lucinda Mitchell was farming in Brookings, Dakota Territory [Now South Dakota].

In the 1900 census, Ella and Philip were farming in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana.

ix. Bion Arthur Estey b. 17 Mar 1859, Nankaw, Winnebago, Wisconsin; d. 7 May 1920 Brentford, Spink, South Dakota; m. 1890 to Eleanor Kean (b. Sep 1868 Iowa – 2 Jul 1919 Brookings, South Dakota) Eleanor’s father was from English Canada and her mother from Ireland.

In the 1910 census, Bion was working as a grocer in La Prairie, Spink, South Dakota.


2. Jerusha “Eleanor” Estey

Jerusha’s husband William Collicott was born in 1815 in Tavistock, Devon,  England.  His parents were John Collicott and Susannah [__?__].  William died 15 Sep 1898 in York, New Brunswick. John Collicott (1783-Aug 25, 1857) one of the four Collicott brothers who sailed from Wales in the 1700’s and settled in Canterbury, York Co, New Brunswick

Jerusha and William Collicott  were married on the same day as my g-g- grandparents MARY ESTEY and GEORGE MILLER.  The marriage announcement of William Collicott in the 29 Aug 1838 edition of the Fredericton, “The New Brunswick Royal Gazette”, abstracted as:

“m. Dumfries, York Co., Thursday last, by Rev. Charles Wiggins, William COLLICOTT / Miss Eleanor ESTEY; On same day, by same, George MILLER / Miss Mary ESTEY, all Dumfries”

William and his brother, John, were farmers both arriving in 1830. George G. and Druscilla and Olivia and Maria were two sets of twins. John Collicott appears to have lived in Canterbury Parish, York Co., NB in 1857 when his estate was probated. A William Collicott, also of Canterbury Parish had his estate probated in 1898. A number of Collicott’s are buried in the Canterbury Roman Catholic Cemetery in York Co., NB. Jerusha (ca. 1818 -2 5 Dec 1890) is buried in the Canterbury Cem. (i.e., non-denominational?) Also buried there is a John Collicott (ca. 1783 – 25 Aug 1847), likely William and John’s father. He may well be the John Collicott granted 100 acres in Dumfries Parish 9 Jun 1840 and another 100 acres 9 Aug 1842. William was granted 110 acres in Canterbury Parish in 1864 and John, Jr. in 1872. The 1871 directory lists Abraham, George, John and William Collicott in Canterbury Station, Canterbury Parish. The assumption Thomas Murray made is that John, William’s brother, in 1851 was John, Jr. in 1872, therefore John (ca. 1783-1842) was their father.

COLLICOTT: John Collicott b. 1783 in England, d. 25 Aug 1857, married

Susannah – b. 1781 in England: family came to NB in 1830 and settled at

Canterbury, York County:


1) William Collicott b. 1815 in England, d. 15 Sep 1898, m. Jerusha Estey b. 1815, . 25 Oct 1890: settled in Canterbury: had seven children:

2) Mary Collicott b. 1820 in England, m. Richard Oliver born 1790, died Jun 1871: settled in Canterbury and had two children:

3) Elizabeth Collicott b. 1823 in England, m. Elijah Wright b. 1815: settled in Canterbury: had six children:

4) John Collicott born 1829 in England, m. Rosanne Johnson b. 1836: settled in Canterbury and had seven children:

5) Jane Collicott b. 1833 in NB, d. 10 Oct 1910, m. 9 Aug 1855 Aram Grant b. 7 Dec 1834, d. 16 Jun 1912: settled in Canterbury and had ten children:

6) Ann Collicott b. 1834 in NB, m. Martin McLaughlin born Oct 1816, d. 15 Apr 1894: settled in Canterbury and had six children.

Source: MC80/715 Fred Collicott’s Collicott genealogy.

Children of Jerusha (Eleanor) Estey and William Collicott

i. George Gilbert Collicott (20 Jun 1839 – 1919) m. Mary Ellen Johnson (1840 – 19 Jan 1887) Their daughter Adelia May Collicot married George’s first cousin George Abram Dickinson (see below).

ii. Drucilla Collicott (1 May 1841 – 11 Mar 1900); m1. John Lees (1838 – 13 Nov 1863); m2. bef. 1879 to Harvey Dunlop (13 Nov 1831 – 25 Feb 1922) His parents were John Dunlap and Margaret Cronkhite

iii. Ruth Susannah Collicott (4 Mar 1843 – 22 Dec 1921) m. 15 Jun 1863 John William Johnson (1836 – 1 Nov 1899) His parents were William Johnson and Rebecca Dickinson.

There is a story that [Sarah’s] g-g-grandmother, Ruth Susannah Collicott, was Native. She was born on March 4, 1843, and her (adopted?) parents were William Collicott and Jerusha Estey. Ruth spent her entire life in Canterbury,York Co.,New Brunswick.

Ruth married John William Johnson in 1863,and apparently it was considered a scandal. Unfortunately all Sarah’s efforts to find anything about her Native origins have turned up nothing; her research shows her ethnicity, even on her death certificate (1921), to be either English or “native to the province, “the latter applying for herself, her siblings and her mother. Either she likely felt ashamed of it or she didn’t even know.  She  knows she has  Native in me because (a) she does  have some physical characteristics, as do her mother and grandfather,and (b) there is a photograph of both Ruth and John somewhere around her house. When her grandfather died in 2006, she recalls overhearing her mother and her cousin discussing Ruth, and she  believes he mentioned that she was Maliseet. If you could help her in any way, she would really appreciate it.

Saarah found the photo — Ruth Susannah Collicott and her husband John William Johnson circa 1861-68.


iv. Abraham Collicott (3 Jun 1845 – 1881) m. Theodora Coulthard (b. 21 Mar 1847 – ) Her parents were William Coulthard and Hannah Dow

Abraham and Theodora’s daughter Hulda Victoria Collicott (During) (1871 – 1965 ) I don’t usually put great granddaughters (2nd cousins) into the page, but I like Hulda’s hat.

v. Johannah Collicott (18 Mar 1847 – 19 Aug 1917) m. 1867 to Milton Dickinson (1847 in New Brunswick, Canada – 20 Nov 1926 New Brunswick) His parents were James Dickinson and Lavinia Marston.

vi. Maria Olive Collicott (25 Oct 1849 – 26 Jun 1934) m. George Miller

vii. William Collicott (22 Mar 1852 – 18 Apr 1938)

viii. Jerusia Collicott (22 Nov 1854 – 30 Apr 1944) m.14 Oct 1885 Dow Coulthard (19 May 1855 – 19 Aug 1922)

ix. Benjamin Collicott (22 Mar 1857 in New Brunswick – 26 Oct 1925 Canterbury Cemetery, Meductic, New Brunswick) m. Ella McFarlane (1870 – 1956 Canterbury, NB)

x. John Collicott (20 Jun 1860 – )


3. Rhoda Estey

Rhoda’s husband Joshua Hillman was born in 1808 in Temple, New Brunswick. His parents were Edmund Tristram Hillman and Catherine Tompkins. Joshua died in 29 Nov 1886.

1851 Census of New Brunswick York County, Dumfries Parish, page 25
Joshua Hillman M Head 43 Farmer Birth 1808
Rhoda Hillman F Wife 35 Birth 1816
Malinda Hillman F Daughter 10 Birth 1841
Ruth Hillman F daughter 8 Birth 1843
Abraham Hillman M son 6 Birth 1845
Emma Hillman F daughter 4 Birth 1847
Nelson Hillman M son 2 Birth 1849
Emmery Hillman M son 10mths Birth 1851

Children of Rhoda Estey and Joshua Hillman

i. Melinda Hillman b. 1841; d. 1919 New Brunswick; m. David S. Grant (b. 1840 – d. 30 Dec 1891 New Brunswick)

ii. Ruth Hillman (15 May 1842 in Canterbury, New Brunswick – 1920) m. 20 Jun 1861 Zebulon Grant (1837 in Canterbury, New Brunswick – Aft 1911 York, New Brunswick census ) His parents were Peter Grant (1807 – 1884) and Mary Ann Wright (1814 – 1886)

iii. Abraham Hillman (30 Dec 1843 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick – 24 Feb 1935 York, New Brunswick) m. 25 Aug 1870 Cordelia Grant (20 Aug 1849 in Temple, New Brunswick – 20 Nov 1927 Hillman Cemetery Ritchie Extension, Canterbury, New Brunswick, Canada)

Abraham Hillman Photo

iv. Emma Hillman (8 Mar 1846 in Canterbury, York, New Brunswick – After 1851 Census )

v. Nelson C Hillman (9 Jul 1848 in Canterbury, New Brunswick – 19 Jan 1918 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick)

vi. Emery Hillman (3 Jun 1850 in Canterbury, New Brunswick –  After 1851 Census)

vii. Ezra Hillman (12 Feb 1853 in Canterbury, New Brunswick – Aft 1873 census Canterbury, York, New Brunswick )

viii. George Edwin Hillman b. 7 Apr 1858 in Canterbury, New Brunswick; d. 21 Sep 1939 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick) m. 3 Dec 1877 Annabell Grant (14 Feb 1861 in Temple, New Brunswick – 2 Oct 1939 in York, New Brunswick) Her parents were David Phillipe Grant (1819 – 1899) and Elizabeth [__?__] (1822 – 1901)

ix. Victoria Hillman b. 9 Nov 1859 in Canterbury, New Brunswick; d. 30 May 1944 in Manchester , Hillsborough, NHx; m1. 1878 in Canada to Samuel McIninch (b. Canada – d. bef. 1900 in Vanceboro, Maine); m2. Elisha (Eli) T. Holbrook (b. 16 Oct 1832 Vermont – d. 12 Jun 1914 burial Milton Village Cemetery, Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont)

Victoria immigrated in 1884

In the 1900 census, Victoria was a widow with four children in Vanceboro, Washington, Maine.

By the 1910 census, Victoria had married Eli T Holbrook who at 77 was 26 years older than her 51 years.

In the 1940 census, Victoria was living at 723 Maple Street, Manchester, New Hampshire


4. Mary ESTEY (See George MILLER‘s page)


5. Lydia Jane Estey

Lydia’s husband William McInelly (Warren William McNally) was born 7 Apr 1821 in St John, Kent, New Brunswick.  His parents were John McInelly and Elizabeth Grant.  William died in 1871 or lived forty more years to 25 Apr 1910.

Lydia Jane Estey McInelly Gravestone

Children of Lydia Jane Estey and William McInelly

i. Nehemiah McInelly b. Jul 1845 in Howard Settlement, New Brunswick; d. 2 May 1923 Dyer Brook, Aroostook, Maine; m. 24 Jun 1868 to Margaret Lyons (b. 15 May 1844 in Ireland – d. 5 Oct 1913 Dyer Brook, Aroostook, Maine)

Nehemiah and Margaret immigrated to Maine in 1889.

In the 1900 census, Nehemiah and Margaret were farming in Dyer Brook, Aroostook, Maine with six children ages 12 to 30 at home.

ii. Jane McInally b. 3 Apr 1847 in Canterbury, York, New Brunswick; d. 6 Dec 1921 in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine; m. 1866 York, New Brunswick to Charles Wright (10 Mar 1822 Nova Scotia – Aft 1900 census Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine, 1905 Port Malcolm, Richmond, Nova Scotia or 1903 driving accident (if this is him))

Even though Charles was 45 when he married Jane as his second wife, the couple had eight children and Charles had 14 in all. The Wrights immigrated to Maine in 1879.

In the 1880 census, Jane and Charles were farming in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine with six children at home

iii. Abraham McInelly (1849 – Aft 1871 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick census)

iv. George Orsen McInelly b. 28 Aug 1854 in Canterbury Station, New Brunswick; d. 18 Jun 1933 Canterbury Cemetery, Meductic, New Brunswick; m. Etta Cora Clark (1864 – 1944 Canterbury Cemetery, Meductic, New Brunswick)

v. John Edward McInelly (1858 – Aft. 1881 census York, New Brunswick)

vi. Ruth Elizabeth McInelly (1861 – 28 Feb 1883 Canterbury Cemetery, Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada)

vii. William McInelly (1865/69 – )


6. Harvey Abraham Estey

Harvey’s wife Hannah Dickinson was born 23 Jan 1828 in New Brunswick.  Her parents were Amos Dickinson and Hannah Teed.  Hannah died in 1893 in New Brunswick.

Children of Harvey Abraham and Hannah:

i. George Washington Estey (06 Dec 1853 in Canterbury Station, New Brunswick – )

ii. Nelson Harvey Estey (5 Aug 1856 in Canterbury Station, New Brunswick – )

iii. Amos Whitfield Estey b. 27 Mar 1859 in Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick; d. 28 Feb 1928 in Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick m. 1882 to Martha Jane Anderson (b. 1865 in New Brunswick, Canada)

iv. Melissa Jane Estey (27 Mar 1859 in Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick – Aft 1911 census) m. John Anderson (b. 1859 – New Brunswick)

v. Rhoda Estey (12 May 1862 in Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick – 20 Oct 1883 Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick)

vi. Norris Estey (Dec 1865 in Canterbury Station, York, New Brunswick – ); m. 14 Apr 1886 Woodstock, New Brunswick to Octavia Wilkins (1868 New Brunswick – Aft 1940 census, Baltimore, MD)

In the 1910 census, Norris was a carpenter at a paper mill in Baileyville, Washington, Maine and declared he immigrated in 1883.

In the 1920 census, Norris was a carpenter at a contracting company in Seattle Washington and declared he immigrated in 1906.

vii. Abram David Esty b. 27 Feb 1868 in Canterbury Station, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 15 Aug 1941 in Everett, Snohomish, Washington; m. 11 Jan 1903 Canterbury Station, New Brunswick to Mildred (Lulu) Jamieson (b. 28 Mar 1885 in Canterbury Station, New Brunswick – d. 14 Jun 1971 in Everett, Snohomish, Washington)

Born Abram David Estey. Abram changed the spelling of his last name to Esty when he moved to the USA. Esty is the US spelling where as Estey is the Canadian.  Good example, Color – colour

Mildred Lulu Jamieson Esty with her daughters (L to R) Florence, Phyllis, and Jessie, Estey

In the 1930 census, Abraham was moving houses in Everett, Washington, Mildred was a retail sales lady and their daughters Jessie and Phyllis were clerk and stenographer in a lumber business.


7. David Estey

David’s wife Sarah Jane Irving was born in 1832 in New Brunswick.

Children of David and Sarah Jane

i. Esther Maria Estey (1856 –

ii. Charles Whitfield Estey (1852 New Brunswick – 03 Mar 1871 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick)


8. Salome Estey

Salome’s husband Randolph Ketchum Dickinson was born in 1831 in Wakefield, New Brunswick.  His parents were Duncan Dickinson and Hannah McGee. Randolph died in 24 Jul 1913 in Canterbury, New Brunswick.

Children of Salome Estey and Randolph

i. Martha L Dickinson (1865 – 8 Nov 1876)

ii. George Abram Dickinson (31 May 1867 Canterbury, New Brunswick – 21 May 1961 Edmunston, New Brunswick) m. 20 Sep 1899 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Adelia May Collicott (31 Aug 1876 – 5 Jun 1948 in New Brunswick). Her parents were George’s first cousins George Gilbert Collicott and Mary Elizabeth Johnson (See above)

iii. Emma J Dickinson (1874 – 8 Nov 1876)

iv. Charles E Dickinson (1876 – 25 Oct 1876)


New Brunswick Esteys







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