_________________________ | _John COLWELL ______________| | | | |_________________________ | | |--William COLWELL | (.... - 1882) | _James or John BRITTAIN _ | | |_Hannah (Britton) BRITTAIN _| | |_Eleanor BUTLER _________
 The Jemseg Colwells have all descended from the union of William and "Ann". They had nine sons and two daughters.
__ | _Jean Louis (John Lewis) MOULAISON _| | | | |__ | | |--Lou MOULAISON | | __ | | |_Agnes ROGERS ______________________| | |__
_____________________________ | _James SAULNIER ______________| | (1822 - ....) | | |_____________________________ | | |--Marie Theresa SAULNIER | (1875 - 1928) | _Etienne (Stephen) AMIRAULT _+ | | |_Catherine (Moreau) AMIRAULT _| (1840 - ....) | |_Anne (Melanson) MELANCON ___
Living in Plympton with sister "Abbie" and "Fred" Amero in 1891 Digby County Census. LISTED as 18 and a domestic in their home.
From Digby Courier:
The death occurred on Monday, February 6th at her home at Mount Pleasant of Mrs. James E. Handspiker, a highly respected resident of that place. Deceased was a kind wife, loving mother and good neighbor. She had been in ill health for the past four years, but the end came unexpectedly.
She was the daughter of the late James Saulnier of Doucettville, Digby County, and after her marriage thirty-three years ago, removed to Digby. She is survived by her husband, three daughter, Mrs. Digby Baxter - Digby, Mrs. Boyd Germain and Miss Faustenna of Mount Pleasant, and four sons, Frank, Angus, Nelson and Loran all residing at Mount Pleasant, also one sister, Mrs. Fred Amero of Plympton and two brothers, Archie Saulnier of Lower Concession and Thomas Saulnier - Doucettville, and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral, which was largely attended was held on Wednesday with services at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, and interment at the Catholic Cemetery, Rev. Louis Graham officiating.
The four sons acted as pall bearers. Gone but not forgotten by her children:
One precious to our heart is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
The place made vacant in our home
Can never more be filled
No more her smiling face we'll see
Around our family fire
The angels beckoned her away
And bade her come up higher
And if G-d with our (coils) to cease
And the family unite again
They'll not forget the one who's gone
Ther morrow never reigns
For her spirit has gone to Heaven
And when life's work is o'er
We hope to mee dear mother again
On that eternal abore.
Though called "Mary" in her final years, it appears she and her sisters were all "Marie" something. Often, this was a naming convention used by Catholics of French descent. In fact, she may have even been called ,"Marie-Therese" as a child. Her sisters went, mostly, by their middle names, Abbie/Lizzie and Marguerite/Margaret.
__ | _John SHAMBLER ______| | | | |__ | | |--George Gordon SHAMBLER | (.... - 1957) | __ | | |_Mary ? _____________| | |__
___________________________ | _John STURK ___________| | m 1830 | | |___________________________ | | |--George Manning STURK | (1842 - ....) | _William Henry HANDSPIKER _+ | | (1775 - 1857) m 1796 |_Elizabeth HANDSPIKER _| m 1830 | |_Leah VANTASSEL ___________ (1777 - 1864) m 1796
Also seen as Manning George Sturk.
1901 Canada Census for Ontario, Kent, Harwich:
21 57 Sturk Manning M Head M Dec 1 1842 58
22 57 Sturk Mary Jane F Wife M Feb 19 1848 53
23 57 Sturk Peter M Son S May 12 1871 29
24 57 Sturk Lary M Son S Oct 27 1873 27
25 57 Sturk Rebecca F Daughter S Nov 13 1875 25
26 57 Sturk Rosa F Daughter S Mar 6 1879 22
27 57 Sturk Susan F Daughter S May 24 1881 19