Thomas Westbrook Waldron (Canada)
|Thomas Westbrook Waldron|
November 18, 1784|
|Died||1867 (About 83)
New Brunswick, Canada
|Children||Mary Elizabeth Richards, Wentworth, William Vance, Thomas Westbrook, Susanne, Elizabeth Cole, Charles|
|Parents||William Waldron and Susannah Ham|
Thomas Westbrook Waldron was the first of his New Hampshire family to immigrate to Canada and was an early resident and farmer of Charlotte County, New Brunswick. He was the senior grandson of his namesake grandfather, yet moved away from his first homeland, where his family had been prominent. Among his descendants are well over one hundred Canadians, inhabiting all regions of Canada. Some descendants are citizens of the United States, Australia or the Philippines.
Birth and family
Thomas Westbrook Waldron, bearing the same name as his grandfather and great great grandfather, was born 18 November 1785 in New Hampshire, United States. Probably born in Dover, New Hampshire, he "went to Portsmouth, N.H. in 1803, married, and had a child who died there; then moved into Maine, and his sister has not heard of him since about 1815."
New Brunswick and return to New Hampshire to marry and to New Brunswick
Though he first entered New Brunswick in 1807, Waldron returned to his native New Hampshire to marry. He married in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 5 May 1808 to Elizabeth Nutter, and as we saw above, they had a child in Portsmouth, before moving to "Maine" whose border with Charlotte County, New Brunswick was long disputed. Elizabeth's census record confirms she first arrived in New Brunswick in 1811.
Thomas' uncle Daniel Waldron had inherited the bulk of the Waldron estate in Dover, largely passing over Thomas' father, William. William's more modest Dover, New Hampshire inheritance was reduced by the needs of his widow and family.
A farmer in Charlotte County, New Brunswick
But Thomas was able to look for land in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. "Quite a considerable number of US individuals and families from New England arrived here in the period between about 1790 and the 1830s. There were attractions of timber, of jobs in the shipbuilding industry and other trades, and also relatively stable and low-cost land." "As soon as the American Revolutionary war was over, the international border meant little, and individuals and families moved freely across it."
The 1823 Charlotte County, New Brunswick, assessment list gives his name as merely Thomas Waldron. His name appears 85th out of 146 men or landowners who were assessed taxes that year. (Like several others, he was assessed two shillings, 10 pence). In 1831 Thos Waldron had 100 acres of land, and £40 in personal property. His annual income was £10. He was assessed 1 shilling and 10 pence in taxes.
He died about 1867 in New Brunswick, Canada. Among the over one hundred descendants of Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Elizabeth Nutter were four who carried his name in full. At least two descendants carried "Thomas Westbrook Waldron" or "Westbrook" as a middle name well into the twentieth century.
Some other descendants
- Jayson Thiessen, My Little Pony Director, Animator 4th great grandson
- Stephanie Marinus, "Miss Alberta 2010", "Miss Photogenic" within Miss Universe Canada 2010 pageant, 2nd Runner Up, Miss Calgary, 2012 Finalist 4th great grand daughter
- Colinda Cardinal, northern Canadian Metis artist and illustrator
 4th great grand daughter
- Wilmot Colin (Bill) Waldron, forester, outdoor sportsman, and a namesake of Thompson-Waldron range, Burns Lake, British Columbia 2nd great grandson
- Mildred (Hitchcock) Clarke, Deaconess and Poet 2nd great grand daughter
- Tasha May Currie, actress, 4th great granddaughter
- Nancy J. Currie, model, 4th great granddaughter
- Vanessa Hillman, singer, member of Teenage Dream, 4th great grand daughter
- Jared Hillman, youngest licensed amateur radio operator in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows, 4th great grand son
- "Waldron Family Record", New Hampshire Historical Society, 2pp, in 19th century handwriting, lists his exact date of birth. This source is also transcribed in William Copeley, New Hampshire Family Records, (1994, Heritage Books, vol. 2, p.737, ISBN 978-0-7884-0068-1)
- John Wentworth, Wentworth Genealogy - English and American, (1878), Vol.1, pp.165-6 At archive.org
- C.H.C. Howard, Genealogy of the Cutts Family in America, (1892) p.121.
- 1851 Census, St. David Parish, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Library and Archives Canada film C-994, p.6. The 1851 census shows him only as Thomas Waldron. If he was age 67 as the census said, then his birthdate would be about 1784.
- John Wentworth, Wentworth Genealogy - English and American, Vol.1, pp.165-6
- 1851 Census, St. David Parish, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Library and Archives Canada film C-994, p.6.
- New Hampshire "Index to Marriages up to 1900", LDS FHC microfilm 1001317 (Clergyman who married them was George Richards, a colourful Universalist minister in Portsmouth about 1793-1808. (Entry reads: "Groom Thomas W Waldron Bride Elizabeth Nutter ... By whom married George Richards Official Station Clergyman Date of Marriage May 5, 1808 ... The State of New Hampshire - I hereby certify that the above marriage record is a correct tran script as required by Chap. 21, Session Laws, 1905. (?) Leslie Moss Clerk of Strafford Date Sept 23, 1905")
- "St. Croix River", New Brunswick Net, http://new-brunswick.net/new-brunswick/names/names1.html accessed 11 November 2010
- "The Border Dispute - How the Maine-New Brunswick border was finalized," http://www.upperstjohn.com/history/northeastborder.htm accessed 11 November 2010
- William Waldron was born June 16, 1756 (See Copeley, p.737) in New Hampshire, oldest son to Colonel Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Constant Davis. He may be the same William "Walden" who with George "Walden" and others was placed into the custody of Captain Titus Salter pending the decision of the New Hampshire "Colony Congress" on their disposition following the 28 August 1775 breaking of a billiard table (see H. Wentworth, "Letter from Portsmouth Committee Concerning a Billiard Table" In: Nathaniel Bouton, ed., Documents and Records relating to the state of New-Hampshire during the American Revolution, p.361). He would have been nineteen years old. By November 5, 1775 he, with George Waldron (perhaps his uncle), were privates in Salter's Artillery regiment (see "A Return of Captain Titus Salter's Company of Artillery at Fort Washington November 5, 1775" In: Provincial and State Papers, Volume 14, p.227). William's father's will, written four years later in 1779, placed the majority of the Waldron estate in Dover into the hands of William's two younger brothers, and the youngest, Daniel Waldron, ultimately inherited.
- Helen F. Evans, ed., Abstracts of Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire 1771-1799, (1983), p.175 (entry 713)
- "The American Immigration", "Post-Loyalist Immigrants (1790 - 1850)" St. David Parish, Canada Gen Web http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbstdavi/postloyalists.html
- "Post-Loyalist Immigrants (1790 - 1850)" St. David Parish, Canada Gen Web http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbstdavi/postloyalists.html
- 1823 Tax Assessments for St. David Parish - alphabetical list http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbstdavi/1823alpha.html accessed 11 November 2010
- 1831 Tax List for St. David Parish, Canada Gen Web, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbstdavi/1831TaxList.html accessed 11 November 2010. In 1844 a Westbrook Waldron owned 100 acres of land, had an annual income of £10, and was assessed 2 shillings and 11 pence in taxes. See 1844 Tax List for St. David Parish, Canada Gen Web, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbstdavi/1844TaxList.html accessed 11 November 2010
- Lineage Book: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol 68 (1924), entry 67630, p. 221, entry for Mrs Elinore Waldron Collins: "Granddaughter of Thomas Westbrook Waldron (1785-1867) and Elizabeth Nutter (d.1862), his wife, m. 1812." Mrs Collins was aware in 1908 of her descent from the New Hampshire Waldrons though apparently guestimating the marriage to follow Elizabeth Nutter's census-reported 1811 entry into the province of New Brunswick
- About 100 descendants are identified by family historian Arnie Krause, however the descendancy chart could be carried down to the present day except for privacy considerations. Entire generations are not captured. Please see Arnie Krause, Thomas Westbrook Waldron (descendancy chart), Rootsweb, accessed 19 November 2010
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