Ramsay, Edward Longfellow

Birth Name Ramsay, Edward Longfellow
Gender male
Age at Death 68 years, 10 months, 10 days


Edward was born on the Island around 1837.

Even though Edward gave the names of his parents on his marriage records, I have been unable to place Malcolm Ramsay and Helen or Ellen Taylor with any of the Ramsay families I have been outlining in this tree. If he was the son of Malcolm and Catherine, who had a son Edward, then it is said that his mother died around the time of his birth. Edward may have mixed up his mother's name with that of another relative.

There was also Malcolm Ramsay and Eleanor Boyle, who could have had a son named Edward in 1837. No family histories mention this as a possibility.

Another possibility is that Catherine Reilly Ramsay died before 1837, and the younger children were the children of Malcolm and a second wife - also not proven with available records.

An Edward Ramsay, son of Malcolm, was baptized on 10 July 1836.
Child's Full Name Edward Ramsay
Baptismal Date 10 July 1836
Officiating Clergy Macgregor
Father's Name Malcom Ramsay
Church Name Presbyterian
Church Location Richmond Parish

There were three baptismal records in Richmond Parish with father Malcolm, no mother's name: Edward, 1836; Donald, 1839, Neil, 1841 and John, 1846.

There was also an Edward Ramsay born 1835 who went to Wisconsin. His parents were Archibald and Mary.

Name Edward L Ramsay, of Maine, United States, bachelor
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 19 Sep 1867
Event Place , , New Brunswick, Canada
Spouse's Name Lucy Welling
Certificate Number 5438
Page 328
Citing this Record "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-KQVZ : 6 March 2015), Edward L Ramsay and Lucy Welling, 19 Sep 1867; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 328, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,410.

Edward and Lucy had a daughter, Annie Mabel, born 14 Sep 1868 in Massachusetts. They were in Westmoreland Co. NB in 1871.

Name Edward L Ramsey, widower
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 04 Jun 1872
Event Place , , New Brunswick, Canada
Spouse's Name Phoebe E Palmer
Certificate Number 6197
Page 451
Citing this Record "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-K9F2 : 6 March 2015), Edward L Ramsey and Phoebe E Palmer, 04 Jun 1872; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 451, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,410.

Edward L. Ramsay and Pheobe were in Moncton in 1881 and 1891 with son Walter H. Ramsay, aged 7 and 17. Edward said that both of his parents were born in Scotland. Phoebe died in 1892.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 82 Number 1697
Date September 29 1892
County Albert
Place Albert
Newspaper The Maple Leaf
Riverside (Albert Co.) - E.L. RAMSEY was called home by telegraph last week as his wife was not expected to live. She died on Friday.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 83 Number 1725
Date September 24 1892
Place Moncton
Newspaper The Times
d. Dorchster (West. Co.) Sept. 23rd, Phebe E. RAMSAY wife E.L. RAMSAY, age 45. Funeral Sunday 25th 2 p.m.

Name Edward Longfellow Ramsay
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 24 Oct 1895
Event Place , Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Age 56
Birthplace PE Is
Father's Name Malcolm
Mother's Name Helen Taylor
Spouse's Name Alcesta Elizabeth Lantz
Spouse's Age 48
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1847
Spouse's Birthplace Annapolis, NS
Spouse's Father's Name Elijah
Spouse's Mother's Name Anna Potter Berry
Citing this Record "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N478-DLK : 17 February 2016), Edward Longfellow Ramsay and Alcesta Elizabeth Lantz, 24 Oct 1895; citing , Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,651,244.

Mrs Alcesta E. Ramsay, widow of Edward L. Ramsay died at the home of her son Lester S. Lantz. She leaves another son, Eugene Lantz. Boston Globe Jan 1923









Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 27, 1837 Prince Edward Island, Canada or a year or two earlier, date from immigration papers  
Death September 6, 1906      


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Malcolm Jr.April 6, 1789December 14, 1879
Mother Reilly, Catherine1837
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald November 1, 1813 before 1907
    Brother     Ramsay, James September 1, 1815 January 28, 1865
    Sister     Ramsay, Lilly Libby July 11, 1817 April 4, 1886
    Brother     Ramsay, William about 1819 before 1829
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm September 4, 1824 September 16, 1907
    Brother     Ramsay, Charles about 1827 before 1901
    Brother     Ramsay, William B. July 23, 1829 August 1911
    Sister     Ramsay, Ann May 14, 1831 March 10, 1916
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald May 30, 1835 before 1907
         Ramsay, Edward Longfellow October 27, 1837 September 6, 1906


Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I19129