Deacon

?  DEACON (information from Arnie Krause, Loyalist Descendants from NB & ME)

Spouse: 

Children: Robert; David John born circa 1793, died 5/2/1860, married Margaret Brown 1828 Charlotte Co. NB

 

Robert DEACON, Sr. born circa 1787 Ireland, died 1/21/1874 age 86 St. David Charlotte  NB; immigrated from Wexford 1831; farmer (per 1851 census Robert & Mary both age 60; per 1871 census age 84 & Mary age 79, living with daughter & son-in-law William & Elizabeth Wilson)

Spouse: Mary McDANIEL born circa 1791 Ireland, married in Ireland, died 5/15/1874 age 83 St. David Charlotte NB; immigrated 1831

Children: Mary born circa 1831 died 11/5/1853 St. David, "idiot" per 1851 census; John born 5/6/1822, immigrated 1831, laborer, died 1/6/1905 St. James Parish married Rachel Claxton 9/1/1855); Elizabeth born circa 1827 Ireland died 1911 NB; Robert born circa 1825 Ireland, died 9/17/1895 70 yr 3mo, Tower Hill St. David, married Mary Pepper 11/1/1853 (Robert Deacon, 24, immigrated 1831, nephew-in-law living with Peppers 1851 Census, Mary, 19, was adopted immigrated 1845 with Peppers); Joseph, farmer, born circa 1833 St. David married Sarah Irvin 11/13/1859; George born circa 1835 St. David, died 1890 PEI, married Jane Crockett of Queens PEI

 

Elizabeth "Eliza" DEACON born 9/14/1823 Ireland, [per 1901 census] came to NB 1831, died 5/8/1911 Tower Hill NB Canada, have photo of Elizabeth & William's grave stone

Spouse: William WILSON born 7/9/1821-2 Newton Hamilton Co Armagh N. Ireland, died 10/13/1908 buried Oak Bay NB; married NB; immigrated 1836

Children: Mary Jane born 7/22/1851 died 5/28/1910 age 59 yr 2 mo of cancer of liver, buried Waite ME [Talmadge per death certificate], married William McDOWELL Bocabec NB buried Waite ME, also married Thomas Rogerson & ? Fenlason; Frederick (Fred) William born 8/21/1849 married Lillian Matilda Tupper from Topsfield 3/1/1892, marriage bonds 1892 (daughter of Charles Tupper and Emeline Sprague); John born 1853 - 1854 married Mary Hill of Hills Point NB 3/17/1884; David born 1856 - 1857 married a woman from Calif. per Mary Levinia McDowell died 1914; George born 6/18/1858 died 1925 married Agnes McDowell of Pennfield NB; Sarah Ann born 9/17/1860 Charlotte Co. NB married ? McDonald, moved to Eureka, California; Maria E. born 1862 - 1863 married William Gray of S. Penobscot ME 12/23/1890, marriage bonds 1890 [all children born Oak Bay, St. David Parish]


Aunt Mae (Mary Levinia McDowell) always referred to "Eliza" Deacon.   Did not know until saw photo of grave stone that her name was Elizabeth.

The NB Census of 1851, Charlotte Co. Vol 1, St. David: Deacon, p. 31, John, 60, Irish, husband, farmer:prop., 1816; Margaret, 60, Irish, wife, 1826. Deacon, p. 30: Robert, 60, Irish, husband, farmer: prop., 1831; Mary, 60, Irish, wife, 1831; John, 26, Irish, son, labourer, 1831; Joseph, 18, NB, son, birth; George, 16, NB, son, birth; Mary, 20, NB, daughter, Insane, birth.
Deacon, Robert Jr. see Pepper, Samuel, p. 30.Pepper, p. 30: Samuel, 56, Irish, husband, farmer: prop. 1845; Ruth, 54, Irish, wife, 1845; Mary, 19, Irish, adopted, 1845; Robert Deacon Jr., 24, Irish, nephew, farmer, 1831.
St. David: Wilson, p. 30. William, 30, Irish, husband, farmer: prop., 1836; Eliza, 24, Irish, wife, 1831; Frederic, 2, NB, son, birth; Mary J., 6 wks., NB, daughter, birth.

NB Census of 1871, Charlotte Co. pg 51, no. 168, Deacon, Robert, married, age 45, born Ireland, R. Pres., origin Irish, farmer; Mary, female, age 35, born Ireland, C. of England, Irish origins, married; Ruth, female, age 17, born NB, C. of England, at school; Sophia, female, age 11, born NB, at school; Agora, female, age 4, born NB; Melinda M., female, age 1, born NB.
pg. 54, #177; John Deacon, male, age 45, born Ireland, Church of England, Irish origins, farmer, married, unable to write; Rachel, female, age 33, born England, Church of England, English origins, married; James R., male, age 15, born NB, Church of England, Irish origins, at school; Lydia A., female, age 13, born NB, at school; Mary J., female, age 11, born NB, at school; Jeremiah, male, age 9, born NB, at school; George F., male, age 7, born NB; Berth E., female, age 5, born NB; Benjamin, male, age 3, born NB; William J., male, age 1, born NB.
pg. 59, #189: living in household of William & Elizabeth Wilson, son-in-law & daughter; Robert Deacon, male, age 84, born Ireland, Church of England, Irish origins, farmer, married; Mary Deacon, female, age 79, born Ireland, Church of England, Irish origins, married.

1881 Census, St. David, Charlotte NB: Robert Deacon, born 1829 Ireland, age 52, farmer, married, Irish, head of household, Church of England; Mary, female, Irish, age 45, born Ireland, Church of England; Ruthann, female, Irish, age 23, born NB; Sophia A., female, Irish, age 20, born NB; Isora M., female, Irish, age 12, born NB; Velindy M., female, Irish, age 10, born NB; Nelson C., male, Irish, age 7, born NB.
1881 Census, St. Stephen, Charlotte NB: Joseph Deacon, born 1832 NB, merchant, married, Scottish, head of household, Church of England; Sarah, female, Irish, age 43, born NB, Church of England; Mary, female, Scottish, age 20, born NB, Church of England; Melville J., male, Scottish, age 18, born NB, clerk, Church of England.
1881 Census, Dumbarton, Charlotte, NB; John Dacon, born 1825, Ireland, age 56, farmer, married, Irish, head of household, Church of England; Rachel, married, female, English, age 43, born in England; Church of England; James, male, Irish, age 23, born NB, farmer; Lyddie, female, Irish, age 21, NB; Mary, female, Irish, age 20, born NB; Jerry, male, Irish, age 29, born NB; George, male, Irish, age 17, born NB; Ella, female, Irish, age 15, born NB; Benjamin, male Irish, age 13, born NB; William, male, Irish, age 11, born NB; Sarah, female, Irish, age 9, born NB; Joseph, male, Irish, age 7, born NB; Alas, female, Irish age 5, born NB; Charlotte, female, Irish, age 3, born NB; Lara, female, Irish, born 8/12, NB.
1901 St. David Charlotte Co. Census: Mary Deacon, head, age 60, born 5/15/1840; Nelson C., son, born, 7/6/1876
William Wilson, born 7/9/1821; wife Elizabeth, born 9/14/1823; son George born 6/18/1858 

Provincial Archives of NB 1865-66 Directory: Deacon, William; Foreman; Saint Andrews, Charlotte Co.; Deacon, Joseph; Farmer; Dewolf Corner, Baillie Settlement, Charlotte Co.
Provincial Archives of NB 1867-1868 Directory: Deacon, Robert Jun.; Farmer; Oak Bay, St. Davids, Charlotte Co.; Deacon, Robert Sen.; Farmer; Oak Bay, St. Davids, Charlotte Co.; Deacon, John; Farmer; Oak Bay, St. Davids, Charlotte Co.; Deacon, Joseph; Farmer; Dewolfe Corner, Charlotte Co.
Provincial Archives of NB 1871 Directory: Deacon, Joseph; Farmer; Dewolfe Corner, St. James, Charlotte Co.
Provincial Archives of NB 1871 Directory: Wilson, William; Farmer; Oak Bay, St. Davids, Charlotte Co.
Provincial Archives of NB 1867-1868 Directory: Wilson, William; Farmer; Oak Bay, St. Davids, Charlotte Co.
Marriage Bonds 1810-1932: William L. Gray, groom, from Maine, 1890; George Wilson from Charlotte Co. co-signer, Maria E. Wilson from Charlotte Co., bride; Film #F-9113, Reference 1890-12/23
Marriage Bonds 1810-1932: Robert Black from Charlotte Co., 1892, Co-signer; Lilian Tupper from Maine, bride; Frederick Wilson from Charlotte Co., groom; Film # F-9113, Reference 1892-03/01.

Irish Immigrants in the NB Census of 1851 and 1861:
Deacon, John; landed 1816, age 60, Anglican, St. David, Charlotte Co., from Wexford Ireland
Deacon, John, landed 1831, age 26, Anglican, St. David, Charlotte Co., from Wexford
Deacon, Margaret; landed 1826, age 60, Anglican, St. David Charlotte Co.
Deacon, Mary; landed 1831, age 60, Anglican, St. David Charlotte Co., from Wexford
Deacon, Robert, landed 1831, age 60, Anglican, St. David Charlotte Co., from Wexford
Deacon, Robert Jr., landed 1831, age 24, Anglican, St. David Charlotte Co, from Wexford

ancestry.com: Robert Deacon born about 1796 of Irln; wife Mary McDaniel born abt 1800 of Irln; children John Deacon born 5/6/1822 of Irln, died 1/6/1905 Beaconsfield NB. John Deacon married Rachel Claxton 9/4/1855 Tower Hill, Charlotte NB; children born at Tower Hill:  James Robert, Lydia Ann, Mary Jane born 1/12/1860 Tower Hill, Jerimiah, George Franklin, Bertha Ella born 11/3/1865, Benjamin, William John Claxton, Sarah Elizabeth born 7/30/1871 married Eugene Thornton 12/26/1894 St. Stephen, Joseph Henry born 7/25/1873 Tower Hill, Alice Maud born 6/10/1875 married Lorenzo Armstrong, Charlotte Edith born 6/18/1877 married Mr. Douglas, Laura Mabel born 8/2/1880, Cerisa Grace born 8/8/1883. Ruth Ann Deacon born circa 1869 Tower Hill married Robert McKnight 4/16/1890 Oak Bay. Charles R. Hatt born about 1869 Mars Hill Aroostook ME died 5/21/1900 Calais ME; wife Ella Deacon born about 1871 Tower Hill St. Stephen NB. 

St. Croix Courier 10/15/1908: Died, WILSON, at Oak Bay, October 13th, William Wilson, aged 86 years, 3 months, 4 days. 5/11/1911: Died WILSON, at Tower Hill, May 8, Eliza, relict of William Wilson, aged 87.St. Croix Courier 1874:  DEACON - At St. David, January 21st, Robert Deacon, in the 86th year of his age. DEACON - In St. David, May 15th, Mary, wife of the late Robert Deacon, in the 83 year of her age. OCTOBER 11, 1894 DIED : DEACON - At Milltown, September 9, Joseph Deacon, aged 72 years. OCTOBER 3, 1895 DIED : DEACON - At St. David, September 17, of cancer of the throat, Robert Deacon, aged 70 years, and 3 months. OCTOBER 25, 1900 DIED : DEACON - At Beaconsfield, October 15th, Rachel, wife of John Deacon, aged 65 years. JANUARY 12, 1905 DIED : DEACON - Beaconsfield, January 6th, John Deacon, aged 83 years. JUNE 15, 1905 BORN : DEACON - At Milltown, to the wife of J.M. Deacon, a son. OCTOBER 26, 1905 DIED : DEACON - At Tower Hill, October 24th, Mary, relict of the late Robert Deacon, aged 70 years. September 22, 1910 DEACON - At Milltown, Sept. 15th, to Mrs. J.M. and the late Dr. Deacon, a son. August 24, 1911 Died: DEACONS - At Milltown, Aug. 18, Frederick Borden, aged 3 years. 
St. Croix Courier 10/3/1895: Robert DEACON was born in Ireland, 13th June 1825. When seven years old he came with his parents to Charlotte Co. and settled on a farm on Tower Hill. At manhood he obtained a free grant farm and when 28 years old he married Mary PEPPER and settled down there, where he resided until the day of his death. Cancer, the disease of which he died, began to develop itself in his throat in March last and he was advised to go to St. John hospital for treatment, where he underwent a painful surgical operation and remained eight weeks. He, however, received but little benefit and returned home on Aug. 12 and after five weeks of suffering, he passed away. On the Wednesday morn. following his funeral services were conducted by Rev. Millidge at his residence. Mourners followed his remains to Oak Bay cemetery. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, a kind husband and loving father.  St. Croix Courier 10/10/1895: d. St. David (Charlotte Co.) Sept. 17, of cancer of the throat, Robert DEACON, age 70 years 3 mos., left widow, four daughters and a son. [Ruth Ann oldest daughter]

Additional information per A. Krause arnie-krause@shaw.ca 

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