Welcome to the web site for William MacKay and Mary Warren descendants,
and related families. Here you will find genealogical information
concerning the following families: MacKay,
Chapman, Holmes, Martell,
Johnstone, Salsman, Dakin and
Snow, who settled in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick,
and Nova Scotia, Canada.
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emigrated from Scotland during the time of the Highland Clearances, and
became a ship carpenter in the Maritimes
was a Yorkshireman who came as a farmer to the Chignecto Isthmus on the
New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border in 1774
was an early Planter of the Plymouth Colony, and his great-great
came as a farmer to Cape Breton around 1800
was a Huguenot who served in the British Army at the Second Siege of
Louisbourg in 1758 during the Seven Years' War in North America (The
French and Indian War), settling upon his discharge in Main-à-Dieu,
came from England sometime before 1816 to Guysborough County, Nova
Scotia, where he built and taught at the first school in Country
Casper (Gaspar) Salsman
was born in Mecklenburg, in what is now Germany, and was a pre-Loyalist
settler of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
was an early settler of Concord, Massachusetts, and his great-great grandson,
gave loyal service to the Crown during the American Revolutionary War of
1775 to 1783, and landed with the Loyalist fleet at Digby, Nova Scotia,
where he settled as a farmer on Digby Neck.
was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620, and was one of the
prominent signatories of the Mayflower Compact; his daughter, Constance,
the scion of a large family in the Plymouth Colony; their great-great
gave extensive service in the colonial troops under the command of
General Jeffrey Amherst, and was given a land grant near Annapolis Royal,
Nova Scotia, upon his discharge, and settled there after 1762
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Last updated: March 23, 2018.
The Descendants of William MacKay and Mary Warren
William MacKay, born 1795 in Scotland, emigrated to
Canada before 1831, and married Mary Ann Warren on 14
April 1831 at New Carlisle, Bonaventure County, (Gaspé district),
Québec. Mary Ann Warren was born 15 February 1812 on Prince
Edward Island, a daughter of James Warren and
Ann Beairsto. William was a ship carpenter and a
Presbyterian, and is listed in the 1881 Census in Dorchester, Westmorland
County, New Brunswick, with his wife and sons Robert and George. They
had six children:
- Daniel W. MacKay, born 9 Feb 1836 on Prince
Edward Island, married Ann (Annie) M. Kittredge,
daughter of Whiting Kittredge and Lydia
Whitaker. Annie was born 27 May 1843 at West Eden (now Town
Hill), Maine, and died 28 Sep 1919 at West Eden. Daniel died 3 May 1915
at West Eden. They had no children.
- James Harold MacKay, born 20 Apr 1837 at
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, married Margaret (Maggie)
Jane Chapman, daughter of John Stocks Chapman
Jr. and Sarah Ann Chapman, on 1 Jan 1878 at Dorchester.
Maggie was born 22 Jul 1852 at Dorchester and died 7 Oct 1910 at Amherst,
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. James died 15 Sep 1917 at Pugwash,
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. They had three children:
- William Elmore MacKay, born 1 Oct 1878 at
Dorchester, married Winifred Grace Holmes, daughter of
Marshall Edward Holmes and Elizabeth Mary Ann
Martell, on 17 Nov 1902 at Glace Bay, Cape Breton County, Nova
Scotia. Winifred was born 5 Nov 1883 at Homeville, Cape Breton County,
Nova Scotia, and died 6 Dec 1952 at Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario.
Elmore died 13 Jul 1960 at Belleville. They had three children:
- Earle Robert MacKay, born 1 May 1904 at Glace
Bay, married Laura Margaret Johnstone, daughter of
Russell Johnstone and Cora Vance
Dakin, on 15 Nov 1927 at Toronto, Ontario. Laura was born 16
Jun 1908 at Glace Bay, and died 17 Jun 1986 at Belleville. Earle died 4
Sep 1993. They had four sons.
- Etta Blanche MacKay, born 1 Dec 1905 at
Brandon, Manitoba, married Harold Elmo Burgess on 15
Aug 1937 at Colborne, Northumberland County, Ontario. Harold was born
1901, and died 1943 at Toronto. Etta died 27 Sep 2003 at Huntsville,
District of Muskoka, Ontario. They had two children.
- Roy Elmore MacKay, born 22 Jun 1912 at
Calgary, Alberta, married Marjorie Jessie Clayton,
daughter of James Stuart Clayton and Annie
Currie, on 19 Jun 1937 at Toronto. Marjorie was born 5 Dec
1915 at Hamilton, Ontario, and died 4 Aug 1999 at Mississauga, Ontario.
Roy died 28 Aug 1988 at Toronto. They had four children.
- Etta Sarah MacKay, born 5 Oct 1882 at
Dorchester, married Harvey (Harry) Nathan Loomer, son
of Nathan Henry Loomer and Rebecca Clark
Parsons, on 2 Jan 1908 at Amherst. Harry was born 4 May 1881
at Canning, Kings County, Nova Scotia and died 3 Jan 1954 at Moncton,
Westmorland County, New Brunswick. Etta died 24 Nov 1973 at London,
Ontario. They had no children.
- James Harold MacKay, born 17 Sep 1892 at
Amherst. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts.
- Edward MacKay, born 1839 or 1840 on Prince Edward
Island, died 16 August 1884 at Manhattan, New York.
- Christiana (Annie) MacKay, born 1841 or 1842 on
Prince Edward Island, married James E. Wells on 1 Aug
1866 in Moncton. Christiana died soon after her marriage, possibly in a
- Robert Bruce MacKay, born 1 Mar 1844 on Prince
Edward Island, married Florence Nightingale Wood,
daughter of Joshua M. Wood and Matilda Jane
Hanington , on 18 Jan 1883 in Westmorland County, New
Brunswick. Florence was born 25 Oct 1854 at Shediac, Westmorland
County, New Brunswick and died 20 Apr 1894 at Brooklyn, New York.
Robert died 30 Dec 1907 at Brooklyn. They had four children:
- Robert Edmund MacKay, born Feb 1885 in New
Jersey, married, first, Maude L. Johnson, by whom he
had one son. Maude was born Mar 1879 at Trinidad, Colorado and died
after 1910. Robert married, second, Minnie Hope Ray, by
whom he had two children. Minnie was born 1890 or 1891 in Missouri, and
died 1956 at Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. Robert died 15 Feb
1917 at Butler, DeKalb County, Indiana.
- Robert William MacKay, born 17 Apr 1911,
married Molly -----, died 1 Aug 1991 at Laguna Hills,
Orange County, California. They had no children.
- Roberta Lee MacKay, born Jan 1915 in Illinois,
married, first, Thaddeus D. Chamalian on 21 Jan 1937 in
Howard County, Maryland. Thaddeus was born 17 Aug 1909, and died Dec
1980 at Empire, Jefferson County, Ohio. They had four children. She
married, second, Mike Tracey 1964, by whom she had no
children. Roberta died 1987.
- Malcolm MacGreagor MacKay, born 20 Nov 1916,
at Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, married Kathleen T.
Quinn 22 Feb 1941. Kathleen was born 25 May 1920 and died 18
Nov 2005. Malcolm died 21 Nov 1978. They had four sons.
- Edith Lillian Cynthia MacKay, born Dec 1889 in
Canada, married John (Jack) H. Carson. Jack Carson was
born around 1888 in New York. Edith died 18 July 1939. They had one
- Edith M. Carson.
- Mary Frances Evelyn MacKay, born 23 May 1891 in
New York, married Richard Petrie. Richard Petrie was
born 18 Mar 1891 at New York, New York and died Apr 1963. Mary died Apr
1980 at Jacksonville, Florida. They had two children:
- Edward J. Petrie, born 3 Feb 1921 in New York
and died 16 May 1984.
- Mary M. Petrie, born around 1924 in New York.
- Anne (Annie) May MacKay, born 11 Nov 1893 at
Brooklyn, married Reginald Kenneth Squire. Reginald
was born 19 Jul 1895 and died 8 Jun 1861. Annie died 14 Jan 1916 at
Brooklyn. They had no children.
- George W. MacKay, born Oct 1850 on Prince Edward
Island, married Estella Stock, daughter of
Adolph Stock and Susan -----, on 25
Nov 1891 at Brooklyn, New York. Estella was born Jun 1870 in New Jersey
and died 12 Nov 1924 at Brooklyn. George died 4 Apr 1935 at Brooklyn.
They had three children:
- William (Willie) W. MacKay, born Sep 1891 in
New York and died Jun 1911 at Brooklyn.
- Estelle Pauline MacKay, born 18 Apr 1897 in New
York, married Vahe Haig Garabedian, in May 1922 or 1923
at Brooklyn. He was born 14 Nov 1897, and died 10 Jun 1989 at St.
Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. Estelle died 4 Jan 1978 at St.
Petersburg. They had four children:
- Natalie Garabedian, born 6 Mar 1924, married
Samuel Wiseman. He was born 22 Oct 1909 and died Oct
1985. They had six children.
- Janet Grace Garabedian, born 6 Oct 1926,
married Robert E. Ossig. He was born 16 Nov 1924 and
died 19 Sep 1996. They had two children.
- Vahe Haig (Gary) Garabedian, born 18 Dec 1929,
married Anne Francis Backenbush. She was born 11 Feb
1930. Gary Garabedian died 16 Mar 1993. They had two daughters.
- Miriam Francis Garabedian, born 21 May 1932,
married Jay Landgraf. They had six children.
- Unknown, died before 6 Jun 1900.