Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameDelilah (Adelia) Colpitts , GGG Grandmother, F
Birth11 Oct 1815, probably Middle Coverdale, New Brunswick18
Death12 Sep 186218
BurialElmwood Cemetery, Moncton, New Brunswick
FatherWilliam Colpitts , M (1775-1849)
MotherElizabeth Cummings , F (1770-1840)
1Abner Jones , GGG Grandfather, M
Birth28 Feb 1812, Brown’s Landing?, probably Salisbury parish, New Brunswick18
Death18 Nov 1886, Lewisville, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada18,3,43,79
BurialElmwood Cemetery, Moncton, New Brunswick
Occupationfarmer; hotel owner/manager; lumberer; merchant; shipbuilder
FatherCharles Jones , M (1781-1850)
MotherDeborah Somers , F (1787-)
Marriage11 Mar 18358
ChildrenEliza Jane , F (1836-)
 Charles Colpitts , M (1837-1912)
 William Colpitts , M (1840-1913)
 Henry Albert , M (1842-1935)
 John Humphrey , M (1845-1879)
 Frank Abner , M (1847-1919)
 Christian Haulton (Died as Infant), M (1849-1850)
 Anna Adelia , F (1857-1927)
Notes for Delilah (Adelia) Colpitts
Since her parents settled in Middle Coverdale (near today’s city of Riverview) and since that house was still in the family two generations later, its is assumed that Adelia must have been born there. The Jones family bible gives year of birth as 1815 but gravestone suggests 1813.
Referred to as Delilah Colpitts on Internet postings80 and on her marriage certificate.8 Land transfer records for Abner and her show her name variously as Delily and Adelia. The Jones family bible18 and Elmwood cemetery state her as Adelia. Her ancestry was derived from this Internet source80 but definitely Delilah and Adelia are one and the same since since both sources (Internet postings and the Jones family bible) show the same marriage date to Abner Jones. She was probably named Delilah but known to all who knew her as Adelia.

A vague piece of family lore in Kathleen Givan’s family was that there existed a link to President Millard Fillmore of the United States. Research has managed to establish this remarkably tenuous link: Two of Adelia Colpitt’s siblings married Fillmores who were the half second cousins of President Fillmore. There’s not a drop of Fillmore blood in Adelia but it makes a good story!
Notes for Abner & Delilah (Adelia) (Family)
Marriage Certificate reads:
“New Brunswick
Abner Jones of the Parish of Salisbury and Delilah Colpitts of the Parish of Coverdale, County of Westmorland were Married by Banns with consent of Parties on the eleventh day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five By Me
W. Chapman J. Peace
This Marriage was solemnized between us In Presence of [signatures] Abner Jones, Delilah Colpitts, John A. Tesick (sp?), Christian Colpitts”
Last Modified 27 Mar 2006Created 18 Feb 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh