The Descendants of John Laraby and Elizabeth Hawley


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The Descendants of John Laraby and Elizabeth Hawley

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 LARABY was born 1764. He married ELIZABETH HAWLEY, daughter of MATTHEW HAWLEY and CHLOE BARNES.

Notes for JOHN LARABY:

According to "Saco Valley Settlements and Families" p. 870, "John Laraby whose father was killed in the Revolution married Elizabeth Halley and settled at Cape Breton."

He was one of the earliest Loyalist settlers in the Port Hood-Mabou region of Nova Scotia. He arrived in Cape Breton in 1788 from Massachusetts. John Laraby was an early lease holder in the Mabou area, Holding the lease for the Island (Larraby's Island) now known as Nicholson's Island. that Island and a nearby 84 acre lot were known as Hill Row and were sold to Archibald MacDonald in 1824. (See Mabou Pioneers, pp. 414, 420. John Larraby was then apparently living on Lot 16 on the Southwest Mabou River, a lot which he was granted in 1809.

John and Susan Larraby was probably the John and Susan Laribe listed on the Muster Roll of the Departments of the Army and Navy as being at Chedabucto in 1784.

Perley Smith in "The Smiths of Cape Breton", 1967 p. 215 reports that Elizabeth Hawley married John "Larby" and lived in the Port Hood-Mabou area of Inverness County, Nova Scotia.

More About JOHN LARABY:

Occupation: Cooper

Children of JOHN LARABY and ELIZABETH HAWLEY are:

i. ELIZABETH2 LARABY.

ii. ESAU LARABY.

iii. JOHN LARABY.

iv. MARTHA LARABY.

v. MARY LARABY.

vi. SARAH LARABY.

vii. THOMAS LARABY.

viii. WILLIAM LARABY.

2. ix. RICHARD LARABY, b. Abt. 1805, Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; d. Bet. December 31, 1842 - September 05, 1843, Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

3. x. MATTHEW LARABY, b. Abt. 1811, Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; d. May 24, 1858, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Generation No. 2

2. RICHARD2 LARABY (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1805 in Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and died Bet. December 31, 1842 - September 05, 1843 in Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He married PHOEBE ? Abt. 1830.

Notes for RICHARD LARABY:

Tradition holds that he killed himself.

More About RICHARD LARABY:

Burial: On his own farm.

Children of RICHARD LARABY and PHOEBE ? are:

i. ELIZABETH3 LARABY, b. Bet. 1820 - 1826.

ii. POLLY LARABY, b. Bet. 1820 - 1826.

iii. SUSANNA LARABY, b. Bet. 1820 - 1826.

iv. PETER LARABY, b. Bet. 1820 - 1826.

v. JOHN LARABY, b. Bet. 1820 - 1826.

Notes for JOHN LARABY:

By 1863 he had moved to a farm more recently owned by the late William MacLeod and family.

vi. ELINOR LARABY, b. Aft. 1820.

3. MATTHEW2 LARABY (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1811 in Port Hood-Mabou-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and died May 24, 1858 in Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He married EUPHEMIA HALLIDAY, daughter of THOMAS HALLIDAY and EUPHEMIA HAGUE. She was born Abt. 1816 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died February 10, 1887 in Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Notes for MATTHEW LARABY:

Euphemia (Phemie) Larrabee b. 1881 told Nathaniel (Budd) Larabee b. 1919 that Matthew Laraby was a Roman Catholic and at that time the Catholic Church was in Vernon River (several miles from Eldon). The predominant sect in Eldon at that time was the Baptist Faith. So, Matthew would walk to Vernon on Sunday mornings to attend Mass. At the same time, the Baptist minister, who lived in Vernon, would be walking to Eldon. They met en route one day and sat down to chat at the side of the road. As a result, the Baptist minister must have converted Matthew as he walked back to Eldon and was a Baptist thereafter. This must have happened after most of the children were born since they were christened in the Catholic church at Vernon River.

More About MATTHEW LARABY:

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Catholic, Later Baptist

Notes for EUPHEMIA HALLIDAY:

In Euphemia's will dated 21 Nov 1878 mentioned are her children Susan K., William A., Matthew J., Nathaniel and Richard.

More About EUPHEMIA HALLIDAY:

Burial: St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

Occupation: 1864, Lists Laraby, Mrs Mathew, Farmer

Religion: 1881, 1881 Census says Presbyterian

Children of MATTHEW LARABY and EUPHEMIA HALLIDAY are:

i. JOHN THOMAS3 LARABY, b. Abt. 1840; d. September 22, 1864.

More About JOHN THOMAS LARABY:

Baptism: November 20, 1847, St. Joachim's Vernon River, P.E.I.

ii. SUSANA C. LARABY, b. October 14, 1845.

More About SUSANA C. LARABY:

Baptism: June 02, 1850, St. Joachim's Vernon River, P.E.I.,Canada

iii. WILLIAM A. LARABY, b. August 14, 1848; m. ELIZABETH; b. May 23, 1848.

More About WILLIAM A. LARABY:

Baptism: November 30, 1849, St. Joachim's Vernon River, P.E.I.,Canada

iv. ELIZABETH JANE LARABY, b. Abt. 1850, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. February 01, 1895.

More About ELIZABETH JANE LARABY:

Baptism: June 02, 1850, St. Joachim's Vernon River, P.E.I., Canada

Burial: St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

v. MATTHEW JO. LARABY, b. October 18, 1850.

More About MATTHEW JO. LARABY:

Baptism: December 15, 1850, St. Joachim's Vernon River, P.E.I.,Canada

4. vi. NATHANIEL SPALDIN LARABY, b. December 08, 1852, Eldon, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. May 21, 1916, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

vii. RICHARD LARABY, b. Abt. 1858.

Generation No. 3

4. NATHANIEL SPALDIN3 LARABY (MATTHEW2, JOHN1) was born December 08, 1852 in Eldon, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died May 21, 1916 in Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He married CATHERINE ANN "KATIE ANN" MURCHISON March 11, 1880 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, daughter of JAMES MURCHISON and ANN CAMERON. She was born September 06, 1854 in Point Prim, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died February 24, 1932.

More About NATHANIEL SPALDIN LARABY:

Burial: St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

Occupation: 1901, 1901 Census says Blacksmith

Religion: Baptist

More About CATHERINE ANN "KATIE ANN" MURCHISON:

Christening: March 04, 1855

Children of NATHANIEL LARABY and CATHERINE MURCHISON are:

i. EUPHEMIA "PHEMIE"4 LARRABEE, b. November 12, 1881, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. April 22, 1978, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada; m. WILLIAM DONALD GILLIS, September 12, 1919; b. May 05, 1878; d. November 02, 1945.

More About EUPHEMIA "PHEMIE" LARRABEE:

Burial: April 1978, St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

More About WILLIAM DONALD GILLIS:

Burial: St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

ii. JOHN JAMES LARRABEE, b. April 10, 1885, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. November 28, 1954; m. ETHEL WADMAN, January 18, 1910, Eldon, P.E.I. Canada; b. May 04, 1890, Jamaica Plains, Suffolk, Massachusetts; d. September 16, 1939.

More About JOHN JAMES LARRABEE:

Burial: December 1954, St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

Name (Facts Pg): Name given as James John in 1901 Census

iii. KATE LARRABEE, b. 1887, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

iv. EZRA ALEXANDER LARRABEE, b. December 23, 1888, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. February 18, 1965; m. JEAN HUNTER GILMOUR; b. September 23, 1899; d. November 20, 1979.

More About EZRA ALEXANDER LARRABEE:

Burial: February 20, 1965, St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

More About JEAN HUNTER GILMOUR:

Burial: St. John's Presb. Ch. Belfast, P.E.I., Canada

v. ANNE CAMERON LARRABEE, b. April 18, 1891, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. November 1971, Burbank, California; m. JOHN ALEXANDER ROGERS; b. July 17, 1888, Worcester, Massachusetts; d. 1935, San Pedro, California.

vi. JOHN WHITFIELD LARRABEE, b. January 30, 1895, Eldon, Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. December 1969; m. ANNE NUTE MCDAVITT, 1926.

vii. ELIZABETH JANE LARRABEE, b. September 02, 1900, Prince Edward Island, Canada; d. September 14, 1972, San Pedro, California; m. ORVILLE (PETE) JOLLY, 1928, San Pedro, California; b. January 13, 1901, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; d. June 19, 1963, Los Angeles, California.

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE LARRABEE:

Her name was Elizabeth Jane but in later life she dropped the Jane.

More About ELIZABETH JANE LARRABEE:

Cremation: September 1972

Notes for ORVILLE (PETE) JOLLY:

His name is Orville Jolly (No middle name) but he was always called Pete by family and friends.


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