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Andrew Hanson & Mary Elizabeth Hawkes (1855-1936) of Hillsborough NB

Andrew Hanson & Mary Elizabeth Hawkes (1855-1936) of Hillsborough NB

Posted: 1519774690000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hanson, Hansen, Hawkes, Hawks, Stiles, McFarlane, Singer (NS)
Looking for connections and any info on the children of Andrew and Mary, especially my great grandfather Fred H. Hanson 1883 - 1931 (moved to Massachusetts from Hillsborough NB), William J. Hanson 1889 - 1970, and John A. Hanson 1877 – 1946. I have also hit a brick wall with my great great grandfather Andrew Hanson of Norway – DOB 1850 ish.

Planning a visit to Canada from Massachusetts July 2018 to research my roots :-) Contact me at

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Re: Andrew Hanson & Mary Elizabeth Hawkes (1855-1936) of Hillsborough NB

Posted: 1519933835000
Classification: Query
If you have not already, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Provincial Archives of NB web site at:
In particular there are the county guides at:
These are in PDF format so one should be able to save and print a copy. These outline, for example, records on microfilm some of which (excepting census records) are available (or were) through interlibrary loan. Probate records and church records are especially good sources, if there is anything available. Consider records of the United Church of Canada, formed from the merger of Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in 1925. That is, if your ancestor was a Methodist, then you need to consider the United Church archives for the relevant period.

I took a quick look around at available databases. Many such have recently disappeared, and I am not certain if they will return. The following probably has nothing new for you, but it may provide the basis for further searches.


ANDREW HANSON, m. 16DEC1876 MARY ELIZABETH HAWKES (b. 15DEC1855 (ca. 1855-7), d. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 22JAN1936 age 80 years, 1 month and 10 days), d/o? John and Martha J. (Broom) Hawks.
I think Mary may have been Mary E. Hawks (5), d/o John (31) and Martha J. (25) Hawks, in Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB in 1861. See:
John was a boot and shoemaker, seems to have been born in England and was a Baptist (which may be significant in searching for church records). Martha J. was ‘Native’ meaning she was born in NB and not First Nations. With them was a servant, Elizabeth Hawks (17), maybe John’s sister or a cousin and suggesting the possibility that John came to NB as a youth.
John Hawks m. 27APR1854 Martha Jane Broom. See:
In Hopewell Parish, Albert Co., NB in 1861 were households of John (54) and Martha (40) Hawkes, also English, with, next door, the household of his parents, Robert (77) and Martha (77) Hawkes. See:
These do not seem to be close relations but they are also from England and at least suggest that a wider search may be needed to distinguish amongst Hawks’/Hawkes’.
In Hillsborough Parish, in 1851, John Hawks (24) was a shoemaker, b. in England (simultaneously given as born in NB) and a bachelor living with Abial and Mary Smith.
In Hillsborough Parish in 1871, John Hawkes (45) was more definitely from England and is now a Wesleyan Methodist. See:
Martha J. (35) is ‘C. C. Baptist’ (Calvinist Baptist?) and Mary E. is Wesleyan Methodist.
There were, in 1881, numerous Hanson’s in NB. Those in the northern part of the province (York, Carleton and Victoria counties) included several Anders Hanson’s. I believe they were from Denmark (hence New Denmark), but I do not see a reasonable version for Andrew. I do not see John Hawkes family with any reliability either.
That Mary E. was the d/o John and Martha Hawks seems indicated by the 1891 census:
Martha (54) is a widow, and with her are her daughters, Mary E. Hanson (34) and Cassie L. Hawks (18). Mary’s sons were John A. (13), Fred (7) and Willie (1) Hawks.
In Mary Elizabeth (Hawks) Hanson’s death record:
her husband is given as Wm. Hanson by her son, William, which may have been an error.

1. JOHN ANDREW HANSON b. 24MAR1879 (ca. 1877-8), d. 1946, m. MARY ANNE (ANNIE) McFARLANE (b. SEP1882), d/o Alonzo and Alfretta Rebecca (Hoar) McFarlane.
11. STANLEY HANSON b. Surrey, Albert Co, NB 3AUG1900.
12. ALBERT HANSON b. ca. 1902.
13. daughter b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 15SEP1903.
14. ALFRETTA HANSON b. ca. 1905.
15. SADIE J. HANSON b. ca. 1906.
16. ROY ANDREW HANSON b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 16JUL1910, m. 23OCT1933 IRENE FULLER SHERWOOD.
2. FREDERICK (FRED) H. HANSON b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB ca. 1883-4, d. 1931, m. Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA 19JUN1907 FLORENCE E. SINGER (b. Windsor, NS ca. 1889), d/o James A. and Sarah A. (‘Cambell’) Singer.
21. FLORENCE EVELYN HANSON b. Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA 2JUN1909.
22. FREDERICK HARRY HANSON b. Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA 9JUN1910.
23. VIOLA PEARL HANSON b. Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA 31OCT1911.
24. BERNICE PAULINE HANSON b. Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA 16DEC1919/
3. WILLIAM JAMES HANSON b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 19JUL1889 (ca. 1889-90), d. 1970, m. Northumberland Co., NB 3MAY1918 MINNIE MAY STILES (b. Buctouche (Coalsville?), NB 24FEB1899), d/o Spurgeon and Ida Stiles.
William was a soldier when he married. His attestation forms, when he volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WWI, is at:
Initially teken into the 74th or 76th Battalion, he served in France in the 26th Battalion.
31. LLOYD GEORGE HANSON b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 24JUL1918, m. MURIEL ELIZABETH HENWOOD.

David Glen Hanson, 70, of Riverview and formerly of Hillsborough passed away peacefully on October 14th, 2017 at the Moncton Hospital. David was born in Surrey, Albert County on July 10, 1947 the son of the late Lloyd Hanson and Muriel (Henwood) of Hillsborough.

He was an active member of the Hillsborough Baptist Church, he served as an usher and teller and was always willing to lend a helping hand. David was a hard worker, he worked at the Gypsum Company, CNR for 20 years then went to work with T.P. Downey & Sons until he retired. After his retirement he worked at Hopewell Rocks and for A&C Meats along with numerous other jobs, he liked to keep busy. He enjoyed reading and going for walks in the country. He had a great sense of humour and quick wit. He will be remembered for his grin and laugh, especially when he was teasing. He has gone through some struggles over the past few years but did so with determination and a good outlook as he travelled on his journey. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Bonnie (Beaumont) of Riverview; daughter, Tammy Neil (Brian) of Riverview; son, Andrew Hanson of Hillsborough; sisters, Gail Milton of Hillsborough, Brenda McCoubrey (Terry) of Stoney Creek and Cheryl Glendenning (Arnold) of Shepody; brothers, Gary Hanson (Heather) of Curryville and Jim Hanson (Beth) of Stoney Creek. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and by his church family.

Honouring David's own wishes there will be no visitation. A Celebration of his Life and Memorial Service will be held at the Hillsborough Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 2:00pm with Rev. Geoff deJong and Rev. Dean MacDonald officiating.

32. MARJORIE EVELYN HANSON b. Hillsborough Parish, Albert Co., NB 5SEP1921.
33. GLADYS MARIE HANSON b. Surrey, Albert Co., NB ca. 1930, m. Hopewell Parish, Albert Co., NB 22OCT1949 EMERSON ROBERT POWER (b. Alma Parish, Albert Co., NB ca. 1918), s/o Chesley Robert and Hazel (McKinley) Powers.
It appears Emerson was an assistant park ranger with the newly created national park in Alma.

Re: Andrew Hanson & Mary Elizabeth Hawkes (1855-1936) of Hillsborough NB

Posted: 1519954940000
Classification: Query
Thomas! Oh my goodness :-) Thank you so much for all of this! This is very helpful, thank you again!
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