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 Post subject: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 pm 
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My grandmother, and her brother and sisters immigrated from New Chelsea in the mid 1920s. I'm looking for family members, possibly cousins who are still in the area.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:48 pm 
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What are their names? Where did they go to after leaving New Chelsea? More info would be helpful.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:03 am 
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Hello, and thank you for your response.

The parents (my great grandparents) remained in New Cheslea until their death in 1928. Names were John Bursey and Annie Bursey (maiden name Harris). I have located census reports of John as an adult, just no records of him as a child. They had 4 children. Asenath, Reuben, Lavinia, and Pearl. All four immigrated to the U.S.A in the late 1920s. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Hi - John C. Bursey married Penina Ann "Annie" Harris
They had the following children, all born in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland:
Outline Descendant Report for John C. Bursey

John C. Bursey b: May 1872 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
married
Penina Ann Harris b: 09 May 1879 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland,
on 15 May 1900 in Hant's Harbour, Newfoundland

Children:
Dollie Eunice Bursey b: 03 Oct 1900 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Reuben Frederick Bursey b: 08 Jul 1902 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Susanna Pearl Bursey b: 25 Aug 1904 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Aseneth Bursey b: Oct 1906 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Serena Bursey b: Oct 1908 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Lavinia Bursey b: 17 Oct 1909 in Seal Cove (New Chelsea), Newfoundland
Gertie Maude Bursey b: 09 Nov 1919 in New Chelsea, Newfoundland, d: 12 Sep 1920 in New Chelsea, Newfoundland

This information is from Birth/Baptism and Marriage Records for Hant's Harbour and surrounding areas, compiled and published by the Willow Tree Heritage Society, Hant's Harbour, Newfoundland.
I have no other information on this family.

I am related to the descendants of Simeon Bursey from Old Perlican who married my gt. gt. aunt, Druscilla Short.
Hope this helps!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 pm 
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Hello, and thank you again for your response.

I agree with your findings. There are two kids that you have noted that I was unaware of. Thank you! I'll research that further. I really appreciate the reference you've provided. I would really like to identify John's parents.

I wonder if Simeon Bursey is a Cousin of John. It is a very remote area.

Have a nice evening!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 pm 
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My records show that Simeon Bursey (b 1841) was the son of Richard Bursey & Judith Pike.
Other children were:
James b. 1839
Abraham b. 1843
Edmund b. 1844
John b 1850

A family tree by Darlene Young on Ancestry.ca also lists:
Selena Rebecca b. 1832
Athalia b. 1833
William b. 1845
and:
Parents of Richard Bursey (above) are Richard Bursey & Elizabeth
Grandparents of Richard Bursey (above) are Richard Bursey & Catherine Churchill
Great-grandparents of Richard Bursey (above) are Richard Bursey
Great-great-grandparents of Richard Bursey are Uriah Mitchell Bursey of Christchurch, Hampshire, England who died in Old Perlican, Nfld, and his wife Jane, and apparently, HIS parents are William Bursey & Mary Stevens of Milford, Hampshire, England.

If you do not have Ancestry, it is available for free at public libraries.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
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Thank you for the details for Simeon. Yes, I have ancestry.com. It has been amazing in my family history research. Unfortunately, it has not yet provided birth information for John C. Bursey.....I'm not giving up though! :)

If my research shows that we are in fact related, that would be very cool.

I appreciate your responses and information!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 pm 
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Re: Birthdate for John C. Bursey:

The date of May 1872 is from the 1921 Census for Seal Cove (New Chelsea) http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1921/21-new-chelsea-tb.shtml

In the 1935 Census, his age is given as 63 - no birthdate

And in the 1945 Census, his age is given as 73; again, no birthdate

(so these ages agree with the birthdate from 1921)

I'm sure you seen all this.
A primary source would be better, rather than the secondary source of a census, but as the dates concur, the info was probably given to the enumerator by John himself, or his wife (rather than a neighbour who may have just guessed).


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Bursey family from New Chelsea, NL
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:48 am 
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Yes, I have gathered all the census reports on John that I could find. All of him as an adult. Unfortunately, I can not find any of him growing up. There is one reference of a John C Bursey's baptism, with a birth year of 1872, however, the mother would have been only 9 years old at the time of his birth. So, I've been trying to validate that this is in fact his mother....I would typically validate this by finding them on a future census report, and I just can not find one. In addition, there is another baptism (same parents, same child), dated 1877....Looks like the same event, just a typo on one of them. So, I'm not confident that these are his parents.

Thanks so much for reaching out and trying to help me. Means a lot! :) I'll get there!


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