Angus McIver
Christy Anne Mac Leod
Captain Murdoch Nicholson
(-Abt 1839)
Catherine McIver
(Abt 1802-1876)

Margaret Nicholson


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James Alexander Morrison

Margaret Nicholson

  • Born: 4 Mar 1830, Gulfshore, NS 1
  • Marriage: James Alexander Morrison on 12 Oct 1854 in Pugwash, NS
  • Died: 8 Dec 1903 at age 73 2
  • Buried: 10 Dec 1903, Amherst , Nova Scotia-Highland Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

Cemetery stone in Amherst Municipal Cemetery indicates "Aged 73 years" at death on Dec 8, 1903. This would make her birth year about 1830.
1871 Census for Colchester County, E. Tatamacouche NS. lists family of James A. & Margaret Morrison. Her age is given as 38 (would make dob about 1833). Seven children listed in census: Murdoch, Donald A., John W., Neil, Jessie Ann, Kenneth, James A. Jr. Also listed in household is Catherine Morrison at 78 years of age.

Cumberland County 1881 Census for Amherst shows her age as 56; 1891 census as age 61; 1901 census as 70 years old.

1901 census gives dob as March 4, 1831

Register of Rev. Hugh MacKensie (1832-44) gives following: Murdoch Nicholson and Catherine McIver, Gulfshore, had a child 4 March 1830 - Margaret. (Recorded in the Register on October 5, 1832).

The funeral of Mrs. James Morrison, Senior which took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence on Victoria Street was very largely attended. Rev. W.E. Bates officiated at the house and grave. The pall bearers were Messrs Daniel McLeod, John McKeen, Hiram Pugsley, C.M. Trueman, Alex. Murray and W.J. Fisher. [Amherst Daily News- Friday December 11, 1903)


Margaret married James Alexander Morrison, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 12 Oct 1854 in Pugwash, NS. (James Alexander Morrison was born on 2 May 1821 in Scotland,3 died on 29 Nov 1905 in Old Stione House, Pugwash NS 4 and was buried on 2 Dec 1905 in Amherst , Nova Scotia-Highland Cemetery.)



1 Rev. Hugh MacKensie, Baptisms and Marriages, Church of Scotland, Cumberland County NS (Family History Library mfilm #304666), Birth recorded in Register in entry of October 5, 1832.

2 Cemetery headstone.

3 Census Record, 1901 Census Cumberland County Amherst C Household 58.

4 Ancestry, Family Tree of Morrison & Hunter.

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