Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameJames Givan , GGG Uncle, M
Birth1842, Harbourville, Nova Scotia (Formerly Givan Wharf)
Deathaft 1884
FatherJohn Givan , M (1793-1865)
MotherFrances (Fanny) Hamilton , F (1800-1870)
Birth1850, Billtown, NS
Death18 Jan 1884, lost at sea on the “City of Columbus”43,99
MemoHam thought Feb 23 1929 in Everett, MA
BurialBilltown Baptist Cemetery, Billtown, Nova Scotia (row 4, stone 12)99
MemoHam thought in Kingston Cemetery, NH
FatherJoel Lemont , M (1809-1898)
MotherRebecca Bill , F (1816-1850)
Marriage7 Dec 1870, Billtown, NS53
ChildrenJames Lamont , M (1871-)
Notes for James Givan
1864 - owned a general store on Givan Wharf in Harbourville
- was post-master of Harbourville after his father until he resigned on Apr 3, 187357
1868 - sold land to his mother, Frances Givan. Also in 1868 he is listed as “Merchant” of Cornwallis and half-owner of a 153 ton Brigantine called the “Mary Givan” built in Parrsborough.45
1870 - bought land from Frances Givan12
Lovell’s Directory of the Province of Nova Scotia from 1871 lists “GIVAN JAMES, ship builder, dealer in dry goods, hardware, groceries, clothing, crockery,, provisions, &c.”
1871 - listed in Kings County Census at Harbourville, married, age 29, occupation Merchant53
Also in 1871 he is the registered owner of a 96 ton schooner called the “Dreadnot” built in Cornwallis in 1871, his occupation listed as Merchant of Cornwallis.45 An article from The Berwick Register Wednesday, April 20th, 1927 tells us the “Dreadnaught” was built in 1870 in Harbourville.57
- for some reason he’s not listed in the 1881 census when his wife and son were living in Canard, Kings County, NS.9
- said to have travelled with his brother David to USA on the SS Falmouth in 1882.12
- His wife’s death announcement in 1884 states she left a husband and young son.43
It’s unknown at this time what happened to him but possibly lost at sea.
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