From The Scrapbook By Rev. Bill Randall

FROM THE SCRAPBOOK

November 1997

 By Dr. Bill Randall

The Pass Family

One of the benefits of writing for the Lionews is that it directs people to me in their search for family history, and we sit down and share our findings. A good example of this is the communication I have had with Roger McCully by visits and letters. Roger lives in the United States, comes to a summer cottage at Oromocto Lake and visits with family in McAdam. Roger is a descendent of the Pass family, and though the Pass name is no longer in our Harvey phone book the bloodlines descend into many families here in Harvey. I thought it might be interesting to some of you, so sharing the research of Roger McCully, the organization of Jocelean Swan Hall and some of my own research, 1 can present a bit of the history of the Pass family.

Register Report – 23 Aug 1997

First Generation

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1. William Pass. Born approx 1793 in Shropshire, Eng. Died 27 Mar 1868 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Gem.

From “Notes on North America” by Professor Johnstone written after he visited Harvey on Nov 12, 1849:

“Mr. Pass — He was an Englishman from a more southern district, and had been the manager of a chemical work in some of the midland counties. He had saved 150 pounds, brought up his only son as a carpenter, and then came out six years ago, and settled at the northern end of Harvey. He had done well, he said, but through hard work; and all who have done well say the same. He considered himself better than at home, and that no climate could exceed that of his new country. It is especially the place for the laboring man, for he cannot worsen himself; and, if he is industrious, is always getting better.”

He married Hannah. Born approx 1791 in England. Died 5 Sep 1875 in Acton Settlement. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery

From Daily Telegraph, 13 Sep 1875:

Died Acton Settlement, 5th inst., Hannah Pass, relict of William Pass, age 84.

They had the following children:

2 1. William Pass
Second Generation

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2. William Pass. Son of William Pass & Hannah. Born 17 May 1821 in Eng. Died 14 Mar 1905 in Acton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Carpenter. Religion Congregationalist.

From New Brunswick Reporter, Fredericton 2 Nov 1849:

Married Harvey Settlement, 27th ult., by Rev. D. McCurdy, William Pass and Miss Charlotte Cockburn.

He married Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn), daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth “Betsy” Lesley,

27 Oct 1849 in Harvey Settlement. Born 7 Apr 1826 in Eng. Died 16 Feb 1905. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

They had the following children:

3          I.William Venables Pass
4          iiJohn Cockburn
5           iiiJames “Jim” Pass
6        iv.Elizabeth Hannah “Lizzie” Pass
7          v.Charlotte Pass
8        vi.Harriett “Hattie” Pass
9      viii.Anne “Annie” Pass

Third Generation

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3. William Venables Pass. Son of William Pass & Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn). Born 23 May 1850 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 18 Aug 1850 in St. Paul’s Church Records.

He married Frances Elizabeth McConaghy, 5 Mar 1874 in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Fredericton. Born in Prince William.

From NBGS “Generations”, Issue 48, June 1991:

N.B. natives is Humboldt County, California, 1800’s

Graham, William M., b. 14 June 1860 on St. John River at Magaguadavic Co., N.B., son of .James Graham; m. in Eureka, CA, Mrs. Frances E. (McConaghy) Pass, b. in Prince William, York Co., N.B.

4. John Cockburn “Jack” Pass. Son of William Pass & Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn). Born 1852 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 23 Mar 1852 in St. Paul’s Church Records. Died 8 May 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer

He married Elizabeth Ann “Betsy Ann” Coburn, daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 17 Jun 1873 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 16 Feb 1849 in Harvey. Died 27 Feb 1902 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

From Daily Telegraph, 21 Jun 1873:

Married Harvey 17th inst., by Rev. Samuel Johnson, John C. Pass and Miss Elizabeth Ann Cockburn.

They had the following children:

10          IMary Anne Pass
11        ii.Charlotte Susanna “Susie” Pass
12        iii.Ella Jane or Eleanor Johnson “Ellen” Pass
13        iv.Charles “Wesley Pass
14.        v.George Venables Pass
15.        vi.John C. Pass
16.      vii.Arthur Gordon Pass
17.      viii.Elizabeth “Lila” Pass
18.        ix.William Everett “Willie” Pass

5. James “Jim” Pass. Son of William Pass & Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn). Born 19 Jan 1854 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 30 Jun 1854 in St. Paul’s Church Records. Died 1933 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Jim Pass did not marry. Died at the home of his nephew, Cecil Grieve. He took seizures. Had a long white beard. (Notes from Myrtle Little)

9. Anne “Annie” Pass. Daughter of William Pass & Charlotte Cockburn (Coburn). Born 13 May 1861 in Harvey (Acton). Christen 9 Sep 1861 in St. Paul’s Church Records. Died 12 Aug 1942 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

She married William Grieve, son of Patrick Turnbull Grieve & Mary Piercy, 15 Nov 1882 in St. Paul’s Church, Fredericton. Bor. 4 Oct 1852 in Parish of Manners Sutton, NB. Died 21 Apr 1903 in McAdam, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery Occupation Farmer. They had the following children:

341.I         Charles “Melvin” Grieve
35ii.ii        Charlotte “Lovisa” Grieve
36iii.iii       Wilmot Lorne Grieve
37iv.iv       Elizabeth Florence “Flossie” Grieve
38v.v        William “Cecil” Grieve

The connection with Roger McCully comes from Mary Anne Pass

Mary Anne Pass. Daughter of John Cockburn “Jack” Pass & Elizabeth Ann “Betsy Ann” Coburn. Born Mar 1873 in Harvey. Christen 11 Sep 1874 in St. Paul’s Church Records. Died Oct 1947 in McAdam, NB.

She married John “Jack” McCully, 1 Jun 1894 in Harvey Presby. Ch. Born 26 Apr 1871. Died 24 Aug 1937 in McAdam, NB. They had the following children:

39I.Estella May McCully
40ii.Charles Leonard McCully
41iii.Percy Roger McCully

11. Charlotte Susanna “Susie” Pass. Daughter of John Coeburn “Jack” Pass & Elizabeth Ann “Betsy Ann” Coburn. Born 13 Nov 1874. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died Mar 1962.

She married George Harris Campbell, 11 Jan 1899. Born in Woodstock, Ont. Occupation Commercial Traveler.

They had the following children:

42 1. Ella Louise Campbell

43 ii. Murray Campbell

Although the Pass name no longer exists in Harvey, the bloodlines still exist in other family names still here Coburn, Coffey, Pollock, Grieve

Source: Rev. Bill Randall’s “From The Scrapbook Vol. One.”

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