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Message started by Babs on 10. Apr 2007 at 19:30

Title: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Babs on 10. Apr 2007 at 19:30

My ancestor arrived in Canada in 1761 in Halifax aboard a sailing ship named the 'Hopewell'.  His name was William Crowe and he arrived in Canada with 8 sons.
My mother, Lillian Crowe, was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1907.  I am interested in knowing more about family still living in the maritimes.  Also, our family is nearing its 250th anniversary of arrival in Canada.  Is there a huge family reunion planned by any one?
Many thanks for any information that may be available.
Barbara Brown
North Vancouver, BC

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by cathy on 12. Apr 2007 at 13:46

 I have a "Crowe"book,James Crowe ca1761-in Ireland;with the "Hopewell"on 09 Oct.1761;had 6 sons & 2 dau.,one son was Aaron Crowe.b/1743,m/Abigail Murray had 12 Children,one was George Crowe,b/26 July 1787-15 Jan.1857,m/Sarah C.Staples.had 9 children,one was William Henry Crowe,b/19 Apr.1835-1923 in Idaho,m/Margaret Hodge.had John Crowe,23 Nov.1863-02 Dec.1909in Springhill.had 7 children,one was Lillian Crowe b/07 July 1907/8,m/William A.Brown.had a son Donald then it doesn't give any more children.Is this the right line? if so can you bring the family up to date?
this book came fron Jane (Currie) Wile R.R.#1;Belmont ,
Nova Scotia.Canada;BOM ICO;her phone # 902-662-3757;or you could e-mail her at;
Catherine Dickie

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Babs on 12. Apr 2007 at 16:15

Good Morning.  Yes!  You've got it.  I'm Barbara, daughter of Lillian & Bill Brown.
I think i'll contact you via direct email in a couple of days, very busy just now.
Are there any plans to celebrate our 250th anniversary in Canada?

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by cathy on 12. Apr 2007 at 17:20

Dear Barbara;
  I haven't heard of any plans to hold a Crowe Reunion
I made a mistake ,James was born in 1715 not 1761,& after the 9 children should of read William Murray Crowe,
not William Henry Crowe,James did come to 1761.

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Babs on 16. Apr 2007 at 21:55

Hi Cathy,

I tried that email address for Jane Currie and it bounced back to me.  Could you check the spelling, etc?  Maybe there is a letter or symbol out/missing.
Barbara Brown

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by cathy on 09. May 2007 at 18:00

Jane(currie(Wile's e-mail address.;hope this works,Catherine.

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by annapolis on 01. Oct 2007 at 02:34

Hi, my name is Val and I am a descendant of James Crowe. My line is the same as yours James to Aaron to George to William. William's son John and my great grandmother Mary were brother and sister. Some great books on the Crowe's are James Crowe, Northern Ireland to Nova Scotia and Thomas Miller's book, Historical and Genealogical Record of the First Settlers of Colchester County. The chapter on the Crowe's starts on page 199. A great site for information on the Crowes is Colchester County Genealogy. Most of the Crowe family still live in Colchester county but there are some in Cumberland County around Springhill and Southampton. James Crowe and his family first settled in the Windsor, Falmouth, Horton area and around 1770 moved to Onslow township. James and Nicholas settled in Portapique, Aaron and other brothers went to Onslow. My great-great-great grandfather George and his brother Aaron married 2 sisters Sarah and Rachel Staples and settled at Tatamagouche Mountain in the New Annan area where my Great-great grandfather William was born. He first married Margaret Hodge and had a son John and then married Christina Henderson and had many more children including my great grandmother Mary. She married Thomas Blenkhorn. William and Christy along with their sons George and Leander moved to Idaho around 1900.
If you would like more information or would like to contact me, my e-mail address is

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Carl_Demings on 04. Oct 2007 at 02:37

Hello! Annnapolis .....
I have a bit of information on the Blenkhorn side:
Descendants of Thomas BLENKHORN & Mary CROWE
First Generation
1.  Thomas BLENKHORN was born on 16 Jun 1870.  He died in 1945.  1 in 1871 census for River Hebert family #108.
Thomas BLENKHORN and Mary CROWE were married on 14 Dec 1898.  Mary CROWE  Thomas BLENKHORN and Mary CROWE had the following children:
     +2      i.      Georgia Augusta BLENKHORN, born in 1899; married John HANNAH, on 11 Feb 1902, Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; died before 18 Feb 2006.
     +3      ii.      Donald "Lee" BLENKHORN, born in 1903, Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Feb 2006, Gladys Lodge, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia.
     +4      iii.      William Everett (Bill) BLENKHORN, born in 1908; married Jennie MADDISON, on 1 Apr 1947, Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; died before 18 Feb 2006.

Second Generation
2.  Georgia Augusta BLENKHORN (Thomas-1) was born in 1899.  She died before 18 Feb 2006.  Oxford Journal  - 12 Feb 1920
MARRIED At the Baptist Parsonage, Springhill, Wednesday, Feb 11th by the Rev. J.A. SWETNAM, John HANNAH and Georgina BLENKHORN, both of Springhill were united in marriage.
Georgia Augusta BLENKHORN and John HANNAH were married on 11 Feb 1902 in Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.  John HANNAH
3.  Donald "Lee" BLENKHORN (Thomas-1) was born in 1903 in Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.  He died on 18 Feb 2006 in Gladys Lodge, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia.  BLENKHORN, Lee Donald - 103, Dartmouth, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006, in Gladys Lodge, Halifax. Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Crowe) Blenkhorn. He was a former employee of Dominion Steel & Coal Company and Nova Scotia Power. He was an active member of the Jehovah Witness, Kingdom Hall, Forrest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth. Surviving are daughter, Helen Olafsen, Oshawa; grandchildren, David, Bill; great-grandchildren, Robert, Daniel, and Lee. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Dougherty; sister, Georgia; brother, Bill. Visiting will be held today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kingdom Hall, Forrest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth, John MacPherson officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations to a charity of choice. E-mails to:
Lee's wife was Margaret MacSepheney not Dougherty. (Carl Demings 22 Feb 2006)
Margaret MACSEPHENEY died before 18 Feb 2006.  Donald "Lee" BLENKHORN and Margaret MACSEPHENEY had the following children:
     +5      i.      Helen Belle BLENKHORN.
4.  William Everett (Bill) BLENKHORN (Thomas-1) was born in 1908.  He died before 18 Feb 2006.  Member of Springhill Heritage Group.
William Everett (Bill) BLENKHORN and Jennie MADDISON were married on 1 Apr 1947 in Springhill, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.  Jennie MADDISON

Third Generation
5.  Helen Belle BLENKHORN (Donald "Lee"-2, Thomas-1) lived in Ottawa, Ontario on 18 Feb 2006.
Unknown OLAFSON  Helen Belle BLENKHORN and Unknown OLAFSON had the following children:
     6      i.      David OLAFSON
     7      ii.      William (Bill) OLAFSON

 Good hunting!
-=Carl Demings=-

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Cindy Parrish on 10. Aug 2013 at 10:04

Hi  I am related to the Crowe Family but not your direct line. My family starts with Richard Robert Crowe who was in the English army who faught with General Wolfe.  He was granted land in Parrsbro and from there he went to Horton and settled in North Alton. His Stepchildren stayed around Five Islands.  His sons were William B Crowe and Eyre Evans Crowe as well as Richard Robert who died young.  He married Anna (Willson) Wadman widow of Samuel Wadman.  I am trying to find any decendants of this Crowe Family    Cindy Parrish :D

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by pauline on 24. Oct 2013 at 23:30

I am a direct decendant of this family line traced it all the way
Back to Ireland! Looking for any remaining family out there!

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Dawn Crowe Hayes on 08. Feb 2014 at 18:53

Hi my name is Dawn Crowe and I was born in in Canada, but iI have lived in the Uk momost of my life, my father was Henry Crowe born 1933 in Nova SCotia, his parents being Henry and Adeline Crowe, his siblings being Bud,Judy, Marion,DIane,JImmy, and others are we related ?

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Laura Lee Wadman Worden on 19. Dec 2014 at 23:34

My gggrandfather was Francis Neptune Wadman. Francis was supposedly born at sea leaving England for India perhaps. It is suspected that his father was a Capt Samuel Wadman, and when he died his widow married an unknown Crowe. Crowe, as a middle name, has gone down in the family several times.
Francis married Susannah Corbett, daughter of William Corbett, b 1725 and Jane Reid. They had 7 children; Sara, John Fraser, Richard Crowe, Robert, Silas H., Francis and William. They lived in and near Five Islands, NS, Canada.
There is some talk of a Wadman fighting under Gen Wolfe but that's all I know of it.  
If anyone knows anything about this family I would love to hear it and to share what I know from Francis Neptune down. Francis also had a sister Mary and a brother William Arthur. William settled in PEI and married Harriet Grosvenor.

Title: Re: The Crowe family in Nova Scotia
Post by Leslie Crowe on 14. Jun 2015 at 20:25

Hi i am the 5th great granddaughter of Richard Robert Crowe would love any info for him if anyone would like to share with myself and my family
Thank You very Much
Leslie Crowe :)

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