Susan: "I know that I have Nova Scotia roots because I've done some researching and learned that I am a thirteenth generation descendant of Jehan Teriot who settled at Port Royal in 1630. Our surname has changed spelling over the centuries most likely due to the relocation of the family."
Heather: "My great grandfather Caleb Rand Bill (not the Nova Scotia Senator, but his nephew the music professor who settled in Salem, Massachusetts) came from "Billtown" in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. I visited there in 2007 and established a lineage back to John Howland of the Mayflower. I need to return to find copies of vital records and primary source documents to submit to the Mayflower Society for proof. The lineage I have includes Bills, Lyons, Skinners and Osborns from the Cornwallis/Wolfville area. I can't wait to someday return to Nova Scotia to visit the places where my family lived and to search out these documents for final approval by the Mayflower Society!"
Dre: I have a copy of an affidavit of an
ancestor, George Farnell, who fought in the Carolina Campaign of the
American Revolution in His Majesty's 33rd Reg. Of foot. After the
surrender at Yorktown he was shipped to Halifax. He later served in the
Royal Nova Scotia Regiment for which he received a tract of land in
Upper Musquodoboit. Family tradition also has it that he was involved in
the rescue of the British Frigate 'La Tribune'. He married Margaret
Fisher,whose family had migrated from Londonderry,N.H.to Truro in 1760's
to occupy former French property. They were elders in the first
Presbyterian church established in Canada. Their descendants later
married into the Flemming family of Upper Musquodoboit. I desire to
document all this especially George Farnell's involvement in the rescue
of 'La Tribune'.