Ramsay, Nathan

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

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes 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 Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Donald Daniel
Mother Cannon, Marie May Mary
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary
    Brother     Ramsay, Angus - NB
    Brother     Ramsay, George -Lot 3
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald
    Brother     Ramsay, William -1
    Brother     Ramsay, Hugh A. - Lot 13
    Sister     Ramsay, Catherine - 2
         Ramsay, Nathan

Families

    Family of Ramsay, Nathan and Warren, Elizabeth
Married Wife Warren, Elizabeth
  Children
  1. Ramsay, Charles James
  2. Ramsay, Albert
  3. Ramsay, Horatio Nelson
  4. Ramsay, Jabez
  5. Ramsay, Amos
  6. Ramsay, Margaret Ann
  7. Ramsay, Daniel
  8. Ramsay, Nathan

Media

Narrative

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

Pedigree

  1. Ramsay, Donald Daniel
    1. Cannon, Marie May Mary
      1. Ramsay, Mary
      2. Ramsay, Angus - NB
      3. Ramsay, George -Lot 3
      4. Ramsay, Archibald
      5. Ramsay, William -1
      6. Ramsay, Catherine - 2
      7. Ramsay, Hugh A. - Lot 13
      8. Ramsay, Nathan
        1. Warren, Elizabeth
          1. Ramsay, Charles James
          2. Ramsay, Albert
          3. Ramsay, Horatio Nelson
          4. Ramsay, Jabez
          5. Ramsay, Amos
          6. Ramsay, Margaret Ann
          7. Ramsay, Daniel
          8. Ramsay, Nathan