Ramsay, Nathan

Birth Name Ramsay, Nathan
Gender male
Age at Death 85 years, 7 months, 22 days

Narrative

NO PROOF THAT HE BELONGS WITH THIS FAMILY

A local history says Nathan was born in Scotland and married Elizabeth Warren in New Brunswick before arriving on the Island. Elizabeth was said to have lived in Massachusetts before returning to Canada where she met and married Nathan.

However, both Nathan and Elizabeth gave PEI as their place of birth on all census records and in 1891, both said that their parents were Islanders as well. I was unable to find their marriage in Massachusetts, New Brunswick or PEI records.

Which family of Ramsays would Nathan fit in? Mary Cannon Ramsay, wife of Donald, had a brother Nathan. Nathan Ramsay's date of birth fits with the ages of Donald and Mary's known child. This would be in line with Scottish naming practices, for Donald and Mary to name a son after her brother. For that reason, I am placing Nathan here, although there is no proof.

Nathan's family was in Lot 5 in the 1861 census. There was one married couple, a boy and a girl under 5, 5 boys under 15, and one between 16-21. All 10 were Presbyterians. It isn't clear how many years they were into their 999 year lease.

SURNAME RAMSAY
GIVEN NAME NATHAN
LOCATION LOT 5
YEAR 1870
SOURCE 1870 COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS, PEIGS PUBLICATION

In 1881, only Thomas (Amos?), Nathan Jr and Margaret Ann were at home.

Many friends and relatives will regret to hear of the death of Nathan Ramsay, which sad event occurred at Coleman on Saturday March 6 at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr Ramsay lived in Bloomfield with his son up till about 2 years ago when by the death of his wife he wished to remove to Coleman to live with his only daughter Mrs Donald McFadyen.
He leaves to mourn seven sons and one daughter - Charles in Staunton, Ill.; Horatio Nelson in Mill Bridge, Me.; Jabez in Fairfield, Me.; Daniel and Amos in Boston; Albert in Bloomfield; Nathan in Montrose; and daughter Mrs. Donald McFadyen, Coleman. Obit Charlottetown Guardian Monday March 29, 1909 page 8

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth July 15, 1823 Prince Edward Island, Canada 1901 census  
Death March 6, 1909 Coleman, Prince Edward Island obit, PEI Ancestry  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Donald Danielabout 1775before 1881
Mother Cannon, Marie May Mary
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary 1811 1879
    Brother     Ramsay, Angus - NB 1812 March 5, 1886
    Brother     Ramsay, George -Lot 3 about 1815 before 1901
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald about 1816 May 5, 1875
    Brother     Ramsay, William -1 about 1817 March 18, 1881
    Brother     Ramsay, Hugh A. - Lot 13 May 15, 1820 April 29, 1918
    Sister     Ramsay, Catherine - 2 about 1820 July 26, 1875
         Ramsay, Nathan July 15, 1823 March 6, 1909

Families

Family of Ramsay, Nathan and Warren, Elizabeth

Married Wife Warren, Elizabeth ( * December 29, 1824 + June 24, 1907 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1843   ASSUMPTION  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Charles JamesAugust 2, 1845January 28, 1928
Ramsay, AlbertApril 23, 1847June 9, 1929
Ramsay, Horatio Nelsonabout 1850January 13, 1918
Ramsay, Jabezabout 18531910
Ramsay, Amosabout 1858before 1925
Ramsay, Margaret AnnMay 2, 1861April 3, 1925
Ramsay, Daniel1863November 30, 1928
Ramsay, NathanJanuary 21, 18641916