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Thomas KEILLOR 3 came to Nova Scotia from Skelton, Yorkshire, in 1774. His wife's maiden name was Mary Thompson. He settled near Fort Cumberland, on the farm now known as the "Fowler homestead."  3 Mr. Keillor had five children--three sons, John, Thomas and Thompson, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann.
3 On April 25th, 1811, Mrs. Keillor, Mrs. Trueman's mother, who had been living at Prospect since 1806, died. Her husband, Thomas Keillor, a stonemason by trade, died some years earlier. There is at Prospect a copy of a power of attorney given by Mrs. Keillor to her "trusty friend," Stephen Emmerson, to act for her in collecting rents and selling claims in Skelton, England, in connection with the property owned by her late husband.

This document was copied by Amos Botsford and witnessed by Wm. Botsford and Henry Chapman, jun., and dated Oct. 30th, 1810.

Mrs. Keillor was buried on the old farm at Fowler's Hill beside her husband in a small burying-ground that was formerly surrounded by a stone wall, part of which is still standing.

Mrs. Keillor's maiden name was Mary Thomson. She and two other married sisters--Jane, the wife of John Carter, and Ann, the wife of William Trueman--came with the Yorkshire emigration. These sisters left one brother at least in England

married to Mary THOMPSON (she passed away April 25th, 1811 - see above:)

They had the following children:

  • John KEILLOR born 11 Jan 1761 Skelton, In Cleveland, Yorks, England  1 settled at Dorchester. Married Elizabeth WELDON Abt 1776. John died 11 Sep 1839 Dorchester, , Nova Scotia and is buried Anglican Cemetery, Dorchester, NB.
  • Elizabeth KEILLOR born 1757 in Skelton, In Cleveland, Yorks, England 1 3 4 married 1776 4 William Trueman 4 , son of William TRUEMAN and Ann THOMPSON. William was born about 1755 in Skelton-in-Cleveland, , Yorkshire, England. She died 9 Sep 1826 Point-De-Bute, , New Brunswick, and is buried Mount Whatley, , New Brunswick. He died 9 Sep 1826 and was buried in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Thomas KEILLOR 1 born 23 Nov 1762 in Skelton, In Cleveland, Yorks, England, settled at Amherst, on the farm previously owned by William Freeze. He died 11 Feb 1836 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia and is buried Old Burying Ground, Amherest, Cumberland, Nova Scotia
  • Ann KEILLOR 3 born 1770 Skelton, In Cleveland, Yorks, England, Christened 12 Mar 1770.  She died 19 Nov 1798 Fowler's Hill, Aulac, New Brunswick. Ann married Amos FOWLER 14 Nov 1788 Cumberland Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia
  • Thompson KEILLOR 3 born 1778 Cumberland Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia He died 3 Sep 1797 and is buried Old Fowler Bury, Ground, New Brunswick. Thompson died when a young man from a severe cold caught while hauling wood from the lakes.
 

Note: 1 John and Thomas Keillor came from England with their father

3 The Keillors were men of integrity, with a good deal of combativeness in their make up, and not noted for polished address.

 


John KEILLOR 1  John married a 3 Miss Weldon and settled in Dorchester, where he and his descendants occupied a prominent place for many years. 3 The name became extinct in that parish in 1899 at the death of Mrs. Thomas Keillor.

John Keillor was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

married to Elizabeth WELDON 13

They had the following children:

  • Ann KEILLOR 1 who was married to David CHAPMAN, of Dorchester on 26 Mar 1805 in Amos Botsford, Westcock, New Brunswick, who was born 21 Jul 1783 in Fort Lawrence, , Nova Scotia, son of Thomas CHAPMAN and Abigail CAINE, and he died 16 Jun 1845 in Dorchester, , New Brunswick. They had the following children:
    • David Weldon CHAPMAN 1807 Dorchester, , New Brunswick, he died 7 May 1835
    • William Keillor Chapman born 26 October 1809, New Brunswick, he died 1835
    • Jane CHAPMAN born Abt 1811 Dorchester, , New Brunswick, she died 15 Feb 1849 Dorchester, , New Brunswick
    • David B CHAPMAN born 1820 Amherst Point, , Nova Scotia, he died 1905 Dorchester, , New Brunswick
    • Sarah Ann CHAPMAN born Abt 1822 Dorchester, , New Brunswick, she died 16 Feb 1853.
  • Mary KEILLOR 1 born Abt 1793 4 Dorchester, , New Brunswick who was married to 1 John ROBB born Abt 1796 4 of Dorchester
  • Elizabeth KEILLOR 1 born Abt 1787 4 married Abt 1811 4 to 1 Nathaniel GILBERT born Abt 1787 4
  • John KEILLOR 1 born Abt 1791 4 married to Mary Ann Riley 1 / Ripley 4
  • Margaret KEILLOR born Abt 1789 1 to Andrew 1 READ / 4 REID
    5 JOHN K. REID, M.D., is of Scotch extraction, his father, Andrew Reid, who was a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, having emigrated to the province of New Brunswick, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits and resided until his death. He married Margaret Keillor, daughter of John Keillor and Elizabeth Weldon, who were the parents of eight children. John Keillor, who was of English descent, emigrated to the province of New Brunswick during the latter part of the eighteenth century and prior to the war of the American Revolution. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Reid were a daughter, Elizabeth, who became the wife of William K. Chapman of Dorchester who was son of David Chapman and Ann Keillor.

    from Dorchester Cemetery (Dorchester Parish, N.B.) 
    William K. Chapman 1809 - 1891
      h/w Elizabeth W. 1822 - 1886
      Margaret (dau) 1850 - 1924
      Etta (dau) 1866 - 1951

     

     

  • Jane KEILLOR 1 to John DICKEY on 4 02 Sep 1820 Of, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick. John was born About 1781 Of, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick
  • Sarah KEILLOR born 4 Abt 1795 1 to James LONG
  • Thomas KEILLOR born 22 May 1798 Dorchester, , New Brunswick 1 married to Mary Jane MOORE on 29 Jan 1851. Thomas died 24 Nov 1887.

1  John Keillor was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.


Thomas KEILLOR 1 born 23 Nov 1762 in Skelton, In Cleveland, Yorks, England, settled at Amherst, on the farm previously owned by William Freeze. He died 11 Feb 1836 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia and is buried Old Burying Ground, Amherest, Cumberland, Nova Scotia. 3 Thomas married a Miss TRENHOLM Abt 1789 and settled at Amherst Point. (Mary TRENHOLM born 1766 in Yorkshire, England, christened 6 Sep 1767 in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, , England, died 28 May 1824 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, buried August 1824 Old Burying Ground, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia)

They had the following children:

  • John KEILLOR born 1789 in Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada 2, died SEP 1860 in Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada
  • R. Coats KEILLOR 1 married and settled on a good farm at Point de Bute, and had a family of children. His wife died, and he married a second time. 3 (1st or 2nd wife unknown at this time married a Miss Jones and settled at Upper Miramichi). 3 One of Coates's sons moved to Upper Canada, and the name is still found there. 3 Some of the descendants, but none of the name, now live in Point de Bute.
  • William KEILLOR 1 married Nancy WILLIAMS of Pugwash ( 1 moved to Ontario. About half of their children have removed thence to Michigan.)
  • Robert KEILLOR  13 married Elsie DOBSON,3 and remained on the homestead. His descendants still own the farm at Amherst Point. There was a death notice for a Robert Keillor age 59 for May 17th, 1866 in Amherst, son of Thomas.
    • There is a marriage notice for a Ralph Thompson Keiller, age 28, single, resident, and born in Amherst, son of Robert and  Elethusa A. - Ralph married on June 27th, 1867 to Ellen Chappell, age 30, single, of Tidnish, daughter of Richard and Olive.
      • There are birth notices for two children (both in Amherst ) as:
        • Olivia Elenora KEILLER on June 15, 1868, Parents Ralph T. and  Elenora
        • Thomas William KEILOR on August 27, 1871, Parents Ralph T. and  Elenor
  • George KEILLOR  1 born Abt Abt 1809/1819 4 married a 1 Miss Cummings (4 Maria Mariah CUMMINGS)  ( 1 moved to Ontario. died 4 Talbot, Elgin, Ontario About half of  their children have removed thence to Michigan.)
    There is a George KEILLOR in the 1871 Federal Census: Sex: Male Age: 62 Birthplace: NOVA SCOTIA Religion: Wesleyan Methodist Origin: ENGLISH Occupation: Farmer ( F ) District: ELGIN WEST ( 005 ) Sub-district: Southwold ( C ) Division: 2 Page: 43 Microfilm reel: C-9898 Reference: RG31 Statistics Canada
  • Isabella KEILLOR  born 29 May 1792 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, 1 married to Robert Seaman. They had the following children:
  • Jane KEILLOR born Abt 1805 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia 1 married to Jonah PIPES Abt 1822 , , Nova Scotia
  • Elizabeth KEILLOR born Abt 1793 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia  1 married to James HORTON 1817.
  • Margaret Joanna KEILLOR born 1807 Amherst Point, Cumberland, Nova Scotia 1 married to  Charles WHITE ( 1 One of C. White's sons was very ingenious. He invented a chair for President Garfield, on which he used to recline and rest after he had been shot, and which has become of very great financial value to the inventor.)

 


John KEILLOR 2 born 1789 in Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada 2, died Sep 1860 in Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada  (Dunwich Twp., Elgin, Ontario, Canada?)

married to Nancy Ann (COPP) HAYWARD 1 2 BET. 1809 - 1810. Nancy was married first to Henry HAYWARD (John married a 1 Mrs. Haywood, and settled on a farm at what is now called Warren. Some of his children moved to Ontario.) <note that Warren was once called Amherst Head (just east of Amherst)>

Nancy would have had two children from the marriage to Henry Hayward, Jonathon Copp Hayward, and Sarah.

John and Nancy had the following children:

  • William Keillor born Abt 1823 Warren, Cumberland, Nova Scotia
  • Ruth Almelia Keillor was born in Jan 1825. She died in 26 Jul 1890, married to Nelson Parker on 18 Oct 1842 in Saint Thomas, Elgin, Ontario
  • Charles Edward Dixon Keillor born 1831 , Elgin, Ontario, He died Abt. 1907.

2 "Henry Hayward married 3rd Nancy (Ann) Copp (a cousin of her, Abigail, married Henry's oldest son, G. G. Hayward). Abigail was d/o David Copp and Mary (May) Pike of Horton, N. S., then Westmorland Co., N. B. Ann (Nancy) Copp was d/o Jonathan Copp and Elizabeth Anderson. I think Nancy re-married a KEILLOR of Westmorland Co. Her father Jonathan Copp died before 19 June 1822, when his will was probated. He left sons Daniel, Samuel, Chandler, James, and grandson Jonathan Copp (son of deceased son John), and two daughters, Ann KEILOR (probably "Nancy", married 2nd) and one other dau. Mary, married a WILBUR. "Nancy Copp married Henry Hayward (his 3rd marriage) at Hopewell; she was very young - . ca 1803, he about 58 years old (died 25 March 1808). Dau. Sarah Hayward b. 7 May 1804; son Jonathan Copp Hayward b. ca 1806.
Ann (Nancy) probably remarried ca. 1809/10 ___ KEILLOR."
There is a William KEILLOR in the 1871 Federal Census: Sex: Male Age: 38
Birthplace: NOVA SCOTIA Religion: Baptist Origin: SCOTCH Occupation: Farmer ( F ) District: ELGIN WEST ( 005 ) Sub-district: Southwold ( C ) Division: 2
Page: 63 Microfilm reel: C-9898 Reference: RG31 Statistics Canada

1 From "HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF BLACK." 

2 From Mary Beth Wheeler's research - sourced from Eunice Hayward Franks

3 From "THE CHIGNECTO ISTHMUS AND ITS FIRST SETTLERS BY HOWARD TRUEMAN 1902"

4 LDS Archives

5 Chapter XXXVIII - Part I : The Medical Profession : Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA

Fowler Cemetery, Westmorland County, N.B.
Willm Keillor d. 10 Jan 1794 ae 22 yrs
Thompson Keillor d. 9 Mar 1799 ae 22 yrs
Mary Keillor d. 22 Apr 1811 ae 78 yrs
 

 
 
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