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Re: Jessome

Posted: 1359150627000
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My mother was Barbara Patricia Jessome, who married Mark Edward Corbett. Her dad was Joseph P. Jessome, married to Jennie MacSween.

Mom had four brothers, William, Louis, Chalmers and Austin. They are all dead now, Austin having died 3 or 4 years ago.

Grampie had brothers who lived in the Edmunston NB area but Grampie and my uncles all lived in Florence growing up.

Mom died in Amherst in 1994. Austin lived in Sydney for approx. 35 years until his death but prior was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and was stationed in Edmonton, Alberta for a time.

I still have several cousins in the Cape Breton area but I moved from Sydney 40 years ago somI have lost touch.

Would appreciate info you may have learned.

Story has it that Jessome is a variation of Jesseau or Jesso from Newfoundland, who were disowned for marrying Aboriginals.

Imwas never able to verify that but I believe it as Grampie definitely had native features, although Mom vehemently denied it. In her day that would have been considered a disgrace.

Hope this helps
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