Return to Home Page

Family HistoryOral HistoriesComing EventsGamblin Family Message BoardOther Sites of InterestContact Us

Sussex Country, New Brunswick

Galloway Cows in Sussex, New Brunswick

William Henry Seymour Gamblin (1854-1917) and Ester Ann Kirkpatrick Gamblin (1834-1917)  in 1905

Sussex Country, New Brunswick

William and Joanna Gamblin Original Homestead in 2001

Search for People Where We Live Go to Generations Family Artifacts Maps

Descendants of James Robert Gamblin Born 1821


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES ROBERT2 GAMBLIN (WILLIAM1) was born October 06, 1821 in English Settlement, Kings

County, New Brunswick, Canada, and died October 09, 1891 in Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. He married ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY October 05, 1843 in Johnston, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of ROBERT ROWLEY and ELIZABETH FOSTER. She was born December 22, 1825 in Count Fermanagh, Ireland, and died September 05, 1913 in Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Notes for JAMES ROBERT GAMBLIN:

He was the first child born in English Settlement.

More About JAMES ROBERT GAMBLIN:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY:

Elizabeth came to Canada with her parents when she was six years old. They lived in Saint John for five years. It is understood the family first moved to Australia, but did not like it there, so proceeded to Canada to make their home.

OBITUARY OF Elizabeth Ann Rowley Gamblin

80 GRANDCHILDREN, 125 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO WHO ARE GREAT-GREAT
These are descendants of Mrs. Elizabeth Gamblin of Studholm - Close of a Noble Life.

Sorrowing relatives at her bedside saw the ebbing of a noble life at Studholm, Kings County, on September 5, and they knew that when death had come to Mrs. Elizabeth Gamblin there had closed the record of long years well spent, and brightened by many acts of charity and kindness to those among whom she lived.

Both in the County Fermanagh, Ireland, 87 years ago, Mrs. Gamblin, when but a child of six years was brought here by her parents. For a year they lived in Carleton and then the sturdy pioneer moved to the thickly-wooded districts and hewed for himself a holding out of the wilderness. In young womanhood came marriage of the daughter to James R. Gamblin, the ceremony being performed in Studholm. She reared a large family, but was never too busy to extend kindly offices to those about her in distress or sorrow. Her life is the record of noble characteristics given full scope and of acts of goodness which endeared her to all. Mr. Gamblin died 22 years ago, and he, too, left a record of good life and a reputation for integrity.

It is remarkable that Mrs. Gamblin's direct descendants are living today to the great number of 219. There are four sons, eight daughters, eighty grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. There is also one brother and joining with all these in their sorrow over her death, are many other relatives and numerous friends, including St. John people who had met her on their visits here and held her in high esteem. The brother is George Rowley, of North Range, NS. The sons are George and William of Johnston, Queen's County, James, at home, and Walter of Springfield, Queen's County. The daughters are: Mrs. Henry Steen of Johnston, Queen's County, Mrs. Edward Long, Mrs. John Reidle and Mrs. Geo. McKnight of Studholm, Queen's County, Mrs. Elizabeth Starkey, Mrs. Herbert Johnston and Mrs. E.C. Keirstead of St. John, and Mrs. James Small of Springfield, King's County.

Followed by a large concourse of people - there must have been fully 100 carriages in the funeral procession - her body was escorted on last Sunday to the United Baptist church at Snider Mountain, where impressive services were conducted by Rev, George MacDonald, pastor of the Sussex United Baptist church. Her four sons and two of her grandsons were pall-bearers.

SOURCE: E Mail from Evan Gamblin, May 13, 2001

More About ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

Marriage Notes for JAMES GAMBLIN and ELIZABETH ROWLEY:

James and Elizabeth are buried in Snider Mountain Cemetery, with their sons William and James.

More About JAMES GAMBLIN and ELIZABETH ROWLEY:

Marriage: October 05, 1843, Johnston, New Brunswick, Canada

Children of JAMES GAMBLIN and ELIZABETH ROWLEY are:

i. ELIZABETH ANN3 GAMBLIN, b. August 06, 1844, Parish of Studholm, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. February 27, 1915, Brooklyn, New York, USA; m. (1) JOHN LONG, July 29, 1867; b. 1834, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 1895; m. (2) THOMAS WALKER, April 05, 1898, Millstream, New Brunswick, Canada; m. (3) CAPTAIN THOMAS GARDINER STARKEY, September 09, 1912, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN GAMBLIN:

Elizabeth died in Brooklyn, New York, at the home of her son, Hartley. Her death was sudden and caused by paralysis of the brain.

More About ELIZABETH ANN GAMBLIN:

Burial: Snider Mountain Baptist Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada

Cause of Death: Paralysis of the brain

Notes for JOHN LONG:

May have been born in Long Settlement. Buried with his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, in the Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB.

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH GAMBLIN and JOHN LONG:

Of the six children to die of black diptheria, three died in January 1886, the other three in July 1888. Glenna has May 14, 1864 for their wedding date.

More About JOHN LONG and ELIZABETH GAMBLIN:

Marriage: July 29, 1867

Notes for THOMAS WALKER:

Found Thomas' death notice in the scrapbook. There was absolutely no information.

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH GAMBLIN and THOMAS WALKER:

Source: NB Provincial Archives.

More About THOMAS WALKER and ELIZABETH GAMBLIN:

Marriage: April 05, 1898, Millstream, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for CAPTAIN THOMAS GARDINER STARKEY:

He was from St. John.

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH GAMBLIN and THOMAS STARKEY:

Date source: NB marriage archives.

More About THOMAS STARKEY and ELIZABETH GAMBLIN:

Marriage: September 09, 1912, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada

ii. JOHANNA GAMBLIN, b. January 14, 1847, Pearsonville, New Brunswick, Canada; d. May 03, 1933, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; m. EDWARD LONG, May 14, 1864; b. May 22, 1841, Studholm, New Brunswick, Canada; d. September 07, 1916.

More About JOHANNA GAMBLIN:

Burial: Lester Cemetery, Lower Millstream, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for EDWARD LONG:

Edward died at the age of 75, of Brights Disease. He kept a store in Goshen.

More About EDWARD LONG:

Burial: Lester Cemetery, Lower Millstream, New Brunswick, Canada

Marriage Notes for JOHANNA GAMBLIN and EDWARD LONG:

There were 12 children in this family. We are missing one.

More About EDWARD LONG and JOHANNA GAMBLIN:

Marriage: May 14, 1864

iii. GEORGE ALEXANDER GAMBLIN, b. March 12, 1849, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. September 26, 1926, Cody's, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada; m. (1) RACHEL RANKIN, Bef. 1874; m. (2) MARY ELIZABETH MARR, March 12, 1875, Parish of Studholm, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. April 25, 1856, Washademoak Lake, Cody's, New Brunswick, Canada; d. December 25, 1937, Cody's, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Notes for GEORGE ALEXANDER GAMBLIN:

George was a big man. So big in fact, that his wife had to tie his shoes for him. George had a business in the Saint John City Market for 49 years before his death.

More About GEORGE ALEXANDER GAMBLIN:

Burial: Coles Island Cemetery

More About GEORGE GAMBLIN and RACHEL RANKIN:

Marriage: Bef. 1874

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH MARR:

Daughter of Charles and Phoebe Marr of Scotch Settlement.

More About MARY ELIZABETH MARR:

Burial: Coles Island Cemetery

More About GEORGE GAMBLIN and MARY MARR:

Marriage: March 12, 1875, Parish of Studholm, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

iv. WILLIAM GAMBLIN, b. January 16, 1851, Pearsonville, New Brunswick, Canada; d. July 18, 1926, Collina, New Brunswick, Canada; m. ANN HORNBROOK, March 1873; d. 1906.

Notes for WILLIAM GAMBLIN:

William married a widow, Mrs. Thompson, who died 20 years before him. After her death he lived alone. Their only child, a daughter, married and moved to Winnipeg, Canada. William died at the home of his sister, Margaret (Gamblin) Johnston, in Collina, NB.

More About WILLIAM GAMBLIN:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

Notes for ANN HORNBROOK:

Previously married to a Thompson.

More About WILLIAM GAMBLIN and ANN HORNBROOK:

Marriage: March 1873

v. ELLEN JANE GAMBLIN, b. February 26, 1853; d. July 18, 1918; m. HENRY INGLEDEW STEEN, March 15, 1874; b. 1849; d. November 27, 1917.

Notes for ELLEN JANE GAMBLIN:

Buried with her husband Henry I. and her son Henry A. in United Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

More About ELLEN JANE GAMBLIN:

Burial: United Cemetery, Snider Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for HENRY INGLEDEW STEEN:

Son of James and Hannah (Ingledew) Steen. Buried with Ellen J. and son Henry in United Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB.

More About HENRY INGLEDEW STEEN:

Burial: United Cemetery, Snider Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada

More About HENRY STEEN and ELLEN GAMBLIN:

Marriage: March 15, 1874

vi. JAMES ROBERT GAMBLIN, b. April 27, 1855; d. July 06, 1937; m. SUSAN JANE MCKNIGHT, June 27, 1894, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. September 10, 1872; d. December 25, 1962.

Notes for JAMES ROBERT GAMBLIN:

James was a farmer. Living in Collina in 1934, when his sister Matilda died.

More About JAMES ROBERT GAMBLIN:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

Notes for SUSAN JANE MCKNIGHT:

Daughter of William and Lavinia (Taylor) McKnight.

More About SUSAN JANE MCKNIGHT:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery, Snider Mountain, NB

Marriage Notes for JAMES GAMBLIN and SUSAN MCKNIGHT:

Date source: NB marriage archives.

More About JAMES GAMBLIN and SUSAN MCKNIGHT:

Marriage: June 27, 1894, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

vii. MATILDA HALL GAMBLIN, b. April 19, 1857, Pearsonville, New Brunswick, Canada; d. March 17, 1934, Mount Hebron, New Brunswick, Canada; m. JOHN ANDREW REIDLE, December 20, 1876; b. 1846; d. November 02, 1917, Mount Hebron, New Brunswick, Canada.

More About MATILDA HALL GAMBLIN:

Burial: Kirkhill Cemetery, Sussex, NB

More About JOHN ANDREW REIDLE:

Burial: Kirkhill Cemetery, Sussex, NB

Marriage Notes for MATILDA GAMBLIN and JOHN REIDLE:

John and Matilda are buried in Kirkhill Cemetery, Sussex, NB.

More About JOHN REIDLE and MATILDA GAMBLIN:

Marriage: December 20, 1876

viii. SARAH EMMA GAMBLIN, b. April 04, 1859, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. October 1950; m. EZRA COLEMAN KEIRSTEAD, May 04, 1881, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. November 29, 1859, Collina, New Brunswick, Canada; d. January 14, 1953, Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

Notes for SARAH EMMA GAMBLIN:

Living in Massachusetts in 1926, when brother, William Gamblin, died.

Notes for EZRA COLEMAN KEIRSTEAD:

Son of Isaac Watts(b: March 7, 1835) and Hannah S. (Gray )(b: May 17, 1855) Keirstead. Ezra was a teacher, then a businessman in Saint John, NB.

More About EZRA COLEMAN KEIRSTEAD:

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, East Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

More About EZRA KEIRSTEAD and SARAH GAMBLIN:

Marriage: May 04, 1881, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

ix. ISABELLA CAROLINE GAMBLIN, b. December 06, 1860, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. December 12, 1930, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; m. JAMES EDWIN SMALL, December 20, 1882, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. February 14, 1858, English Settlement, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 1941, Collina, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.

More About ISABELLA CAROLINE GAMBLIN:

Burial: Collina Cemetery, Kings County, NB, Canada

Notes for JAMES EDWIN SMALL:

James was a farmer and lived in English Settlement (Pearsonville) until 1896, when he moved to Scotch Settlement. He lived there until 1912, when he sold his farm and purchased one at Parleeville, and continued to reside there until he retired in 1927, and went to live with his daughter Catherine Harris, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Son of Thomas and Catherine (Wiles) Small. Died at the home of his daughter, Ida Long (Mrs. Percy), Collina

More About JAMES EDWIN SMALL:

Burial: Collina Cemetery, Kings County, NB, Canada

More About JAMES SMALL and ISABELLA GAMBLIN:

Marriage: December 20, 1882, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

x. MARY MARIA GAMBLIN, b. March 18, 1863, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. April 05, 1864, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.

xi. PRISCILLA ' ESTELLA' GAMBLIN, b. February 27, 1865, Marrtown, New Brunswick, Canada; d. February 15, 1947, Norton, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; m. GEORGE EDWIN MCKNIGHT, May 10, 1884; b. February 07, 1861; d. 1948.

Notes for PRISCILLA ' ESTELLA' GAMBLIN:

She was blind at the end of her life. I don't know how long. Gamblin report from Susan Barbi, has Priscilla's birth date as April 8, 1870 which is the same as her brother Walter's. Were they twins?

More About PRISCILLA ' ESTELLA' GAMBLIN:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery on Snider Mountain

Notes for GEORGE EDWIN MCKNIGHT:

Son of James Robert and Isabella (Keirstead) McKnight. He was a blacksmith, mail driver, and a Road Commissioner, Collina, NB.

More About GEORGE EDWIN MCKNIGHT:

Burial: Baptist Church Cemetery on Snider Mountain

Marriage Notes for PRISCILLA GAMBLIN and GEORGE MCKNIGHT:

George wanted all his children to be born in Studholm parish.

More About GEORGE MCKNIGHT and PRISCILLA GAMBLIN:

Marriage: May 10, 1884

xii. MARGARET FLORENCE GAMBLIN, b. June 07, 1867, Marrtown, New Brunswick, Canada; d. May 23, 1953, Carsonville, New Brunswick, Canada; m. HERBERT CREALOCK JOHNSTON, May 17, 1890, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. July 27, 1866, Sheba, New Brunswick, Canada; d. January 16, 1954, Carsonville, New Brunswick, Canada.

Notes for MARGARET FLORENCE GAMBLIN:

Gamblin report from Susan Barbi has June 7, 1868 for her birth date.

More About MARGARET FLORENCE GAMBLIN:

Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Snider Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for HERBERT CREALOCK JOHNSTON:

Son of James and Mary (Crawford) Johnston. Labourer at Saint John City, and a farmer.

More About HERBERT CREALOCK JOHNSTON:

Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Snider Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada

Marriage Notes for MARGARET GAMBLIN and HERBERT JOHNSTON:

Date source: NB Marriage archives. Had 9 children, all of whom were living in 1952, when their parents celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

More About HERBERT JOHNSTON and MARGARET GAMBLIN:

Marriage: May 17, 1890, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

xiii. WALTER MCALLISTER GAMBLIN, b. April 08, 1870, Marrtown, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. March 01, 1944, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada; m. (1) MARGARET V. JOHNSTON, March 11, 1896, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 1902; m. (2) ELIZABETH EDITH GREY, October 26, 1904, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada; b. June 15, 1885; d. October 05, 1965, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA; m. (3) AGNES LOUISA MILLAR-JOHNSON EXLEY, Abt. 1918; b. May 03, 1882, Kirby, York, England; d. November 07, 1974, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.

Notes for WALTER MCALLISTER GAMBLIN:

Living in Springfield, NB in 1913, when his mother, Elizabeth Rowley, died. Living in St. Martins in 1926, when his brother, William, died. Living in Western Canada in 1934, when his sister, Maltilda, died. Walter left his second wife, and seven small children and moved to Fairvale, NB and started another family, and changed his name. He went by Walter Gamblin MacAllister. The family didn't know where he went and never heard from him again until after he moved to Alberta. They heard from him in 1927. He was living in Pitcher Creek, Alberta. When his brothers did hear from him, he did not tell them he had changed his name. When they tried, they could not find him. They heard about his name change in 1982, when his grandson's wife, Carol MacAllister, was researching her husband's family tree. She found the Gamblin name in a New Brunswick phone book, and wrote to Mrs. James R. Gamblin, to find out if they knew of a Walter McAllister Gamblin. She had somehow found out that he had probably changed his name. Walter Gamblin MacAllister got married again to Agnes Louisa Johnson Millar, and raised another family. In 1927, they were living on a farm in Pitcher Creek, Alberta. You will find this family in the tree as MacAllisters.

More About WALTER MCALLISTER GAMBLIN:

Burial: Grande Prairie Cemetery, Alberta, Canada

Notes for MARGARET V. JOHNSTON:

Daughter of James and Mary (Crawford) Johnston. A sister to Herbert C. Johnston who married Margaret Florence Gamblin in this tree.

Marriage Notes for WALTER GAMBLIN and MARGARET JOHNSTON:

Date source: NB marriage archives.

More About WALTER GAMBLIN and MARGARET JOHNSTON:

Marriage: March 11, 1896, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for ELIZABETH EDITH GREY:

Daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Stanley) Grey. A step-mother to Norman Roy Gamblin, she was listed as Bessie Lyon is his death notice in 1959. His father was not a survivor, so she must have remarried. She was living in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA in 1959, when Roy died.

More About ELIZABETH EDITH GREY:

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Massachusetts

Marriage Notes for WALTER GAMBLIN and ELIZABETH GREY:

Marriage date source: NB Provincial archives.

More About WALTER GAMBLIN and ELIZABETH GREY:

Marriage: October 26, 1904, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada

Notes for AGNES LOUISA MILLAR-JOHNSON EXLEY:

Daughter of Thomas and Jane (Craig) Millar. Buried in Grande Prairie Cemetery, Alberta, Canada

More About WALTER GAMBLIN and AGNES EXLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 1918

Source: Tressa Williams Genealogical Data

Canadian Contact
Evan R. Gamblin

United States Contact
Ken and Susan Barbi

Copyright by The Gamblin Family of New Brunswick
Contact our webmaster
This page last updated on Sunday, August 13, 2017