Bissett Family of Nova Scotia

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  • ID: I1776
  • Reference Number: 1776
  • Name: James Douglass Bissett
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 MAY 1860 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada 1 2
  • Death: 03 JAN 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2 3
  • Occupation: a shopkeeper in clothing goods Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 2
  • Religion: Catholic, but married a Protestant 2
  • Residence: British Columbia, Canada 2
  • Census: 1901 North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 4
  • Christening: 1860 West Bay United Church, West Bay, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada 5
  • Occupation: likely a worker in ocean salvage for his brothers and/or for the Vancouver Port Authority Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2
  • Residence: 1921 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 6
  • Occupation: a teacher 1890 Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 7
  • Census: 1911 North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 8



    Father: George Henry Bissett b: 30 JAN 1827 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mother: Virginia Lee Boudreau b: 15 OCT 1830 in D'Escousse, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Marriage 1 Anna Gardner b: MAY 1864
    • Married: 18 OCT 1886 in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 2 9
    Children
    1. Has No Children Edgar Douglass Richmond Bissett b: 03 MAY 1889 in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
    2. Has No Children Carl Robie Bissett b: 25 DEC 1890
    3. Has No Children Clifford Dalton Bissett b: 11 JUL 1894 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
    4. Has No Children Myrtle Bissett b: 18 JUN 1899

    Sources:
    1. Title: History of Nova Scotia: Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of the Old Families
      Abbrev: History of Nova Scotia
      Author: Allison, David
      Publication: A. W. Bowen, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1916
      Note:
      The biography of George Edward Bissett contains a wealth of very comprehensive and detailed information on his descendants and implies that family members must have been the source. Information on his ancestry and his early days are fanciful and not at all accurate.A good example of this:  "He was the son of Frederick Bissett, who was born in Germany on the banks of the historic Rhine river, wither his parents, who were English, had emigrated. From that country Frederick Bissett came to Nova Scotia when young and established the future home of the family here. George E. Bissett grew to manhood in his native community and married Martha M. Bissett, a native of England, born about 1800. When young she came to Nova Scotia . . ."
      Page: Vol. III, p. 632 - 634
    2. Title: Bissett, John Douglas - private communications
      Abbrev: Bissett, John Douglas Jr.
    3. Title: British Columbia Civil Records
      Abbrev: British Columbia Civil Records
    4. Title: 1901 Canadian Census
      Abbrev: 1901 Canadian Census
      Publication: 31 Mar 1901
    5. Title: West Bay United Church Records, Record Type: church register
      Abbrev: West Bay United
      Page: specific date not recorded in notes
    6. Title: Sydney (Nova Scotia) Record newspaper
      Abbrev: Sydney "Record"
      Page: obitituary of George Henry Bissett
    7. Title: Miscellaneous Sources
      Abbrev: Miscellaneous
      Page: McAlpine's Maritime Provinces Directory
    8. Title: 1911 Canadian Census
      Abbrev: 1911 Canadian Census
    9. Title: Civil Records of Richmond County, Nova Scotia
      Abbrev: Richmond Civil Records
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