Since there seems to be some Canadian questions being asked I thought I
would take a chance and post what I know about the Doyles, hoping that someone may have a connection.
Edward John Joseph Doyle was Hired by John Heavyside, lumber merchant in St.John, New Brunswick, Canada to go to Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada to cut lumber. While in Digby Edward married a widow, Mary Anne McWilliams nee Dillon.
She had one son from her previous marriage. Edward and Mary had two
children: John Edward and Anna Frances. Edward and Mary supposedly died
due to a small pox epidemic and the children went to live with her
family. According to information found on the internet there was an
Influenza epidemic in North America from 1857 - 1859. At the age of 12
John Edward was adopted by a McCullough family in Saint John, New
Brunswick. On the 1881 Canadian Census I have found a John Edward
indicating that his date of birth was 1851 and Anna Frances was born in
John Edward married Catherine Josephine Hawks. In the 1881 Canadian
Census it shows them living in Saint John, New Brunswick and had the
William Age 9
John Age 6
Charles Age 2
In 1885 he married Mary McConnell and had the following children:
Joseph Edward Born 1886 - 1888
Gregory Arthur Born March 12, 1889 - 1981
Florence Born October 3, 1891
Leonard Born 1894 Died 1919
Nicholas Wilfred Born September 10, 1897 Died December 1973
Anna Frances went to Digby, Nova Scotia and married a Wilbert Bent.
According to the 1881 Canadian Census they lived in Digby, Nova Scotia
and had the following children:
John Born unknown
Harry Age 10
Wilbert Age 10
Blanche Age 2
I would appreciate any information on any of the above ie parents,
Also I would like to know what the connection is between the McCullough and Doyles. I read a message on the Doyle Gen Forum stating that a James
McCullough married Mary Doyle in New Brunwick. Does anyone know anything
about these people.
Due to the fact that I am legally blind the net is my own research tool
so any lead would be a great help.
Thanks in advance