Abraham Blois - Sarah Margaret Kilcup

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Married 20 Nov 1788 in Hants County, Nova Scotia. Canada

Abraham Blois

Born: 1747 in Essex, England
Died: 25 January 1839 in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Buried: Blois Farm (private driveway, past Gore Cem. heading towards E. Gore, Hants Co., NS). or the street view
Thanks to Matthew Brownlow for the cemetery coordinates and photographs

Parents: Father's name possibly Thomas Blois, St. Lawrence Parrish, Essex Co., Eng. see Blois Voice, Jan. 1986

Sarah Margaret Kilcup

Born: 16 September 1773 in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 15 May 1849 in Gore, Hants County, Canada
Buried: Blois Farm (private driveway, past Gore Cem. heading towards E. Gore, Hants Co., NS). or the street view

Parents: William Kilcup (11 Nov 1739 - ?) & Hanna Lutches (ca. 1740 - ?)

Abraham fought for both the Americans and the British in the Revolutionary War. As a Loyalist, he took up land in Nova Scotia after the war.

Nothing is known of the early years of Abraham until he left England at the age of 26. He came to America on board the sailing ship Peggy as an indentured husbandman. The Peggy sailed from London, England the week of January 15, 1774 bound for Baltimore, Maryland... He first settled in Stanley, NS (now called Clarksville) in 1785-86 on four acres. Abraham later received land grants totalling 900 acres in Hants County. He is said to have sold his first four acres for a cow, a calf, and a pair of boots - probably in 1784... He died in 1832 'a man of honest, sober and industrious habits' according to his obituary in the Acadian Register for 9 Feb. 1839."From 'The Descendents of Abraham Blois and Sarah Kilcup From Essex & Hants Counties' by Ralph S. Blois.Sources:Title: Descendants of Jacob Withrow, TheAuthor: Shirley SmithRepository: Call Number: Media: Book Title: The Descendents of Abraham Blois and Sarah Kilcup From Essex & Hants Counties Author: Ralph S. BloisPublication: January 1989 Repository: Call Number: Media: Book

Children:

  1. Henry Oliver Blois, born 1789, died 1873
  2. William Blois, born 1790, died 1854 (probably also buried in cemetery above with parents)
  3. John Blois born 1792, died 1883
  4. Elizabeth Blois, born 16 Feb 1794 in Hants co., Nova Scotia, CA. Died 23 May 1852 in Hants co.
  5. James Blois, born 1796, dield 1859
  6. Isaac Blois, born 1798, died 1830 (Also buried in cemetery above with parents)
  7. Thomas Blois, born 1800, died 1864
  8. Daniel Garrett Blois, born 1802, died 1882
  9. Mary Ann Blois, born 1803, died 1883
  10. Hanna Letitia (maybe 'Lutches') Blois, born 28 Dep 1805 in Hants co. NS,CA Died 10 Jun 1838 in Hants co, NS, CA (also buried in cemetery above with parents)
  11. Abraham Blois, born 1807, died 1866
  12. Harriet Jane Blois, born 27 June 1809 in Hants co., died 28 Feb 1877. Married Joseph Madill
  13. Joseph Sampson Blois, born 1814, died 1875
  14. Lavina Blois, born 22 July 1822 in Hants co.. Died 29 March 1888 in Hants co.