Martha Marie Bissett: Birth: 11 MAR 1855 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 19 JUL 1936 in 69 Henry Street, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Title: History of Nova Scotia: Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of the Old Families
Page: Vol. III, p. 632 - 634
Author: Allison, David
Publication: A. W. Bowen, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1916
Title: Family Bible of George Henry Bissett
Title: Miscellaneous Sources
Page: Index to Probates and Wills for Richmond County
Title: Records of the Parish of Saint John the Baptist, River Bourgeois, Record Type: church register
Title: 1871 Canadian Census
Title: 1891 Canadian Census
Title: 1881 Canadian Census
Title: 1901 Canadian Census
Publication: 31 Mar 1901
Title: Vital Statistics From Nova Scotia Newspapers 1769 - 1854
Page: citing British Colonist of 21 Feb 1854, which identifies minister as Rev. J. A. Shaw.
Note: He owned the land that was later acquired by I.C.R. for the site of the North Street Station.�Old Family Bible exists, with dates on births and deaths, in the possession of Laura Gillan of Saint Peters.�He owned the 31 ton schooner EXPRESS built at River Bourgeois in 1862 and sold 1866 (broken up 1879). He had the 29 ton schooner UNION built at the same place in 1865 (the name may have referred to the 1864 projected union of the maritime provinces that was superceded by Canadian Confederation). UNION was lost in the gulf of St. Lawrence August of 1873. In 1867 he built the 34 ton schooner DAISY at West Arichat. She was later sold and lost off Scaterie Island in 1899. He also owned the 38 ton schooner IDA built on the Bras d'Or lakes in 1868. She was registered at Arichat, lost at Pope's Harbour 1870. In 1870 he owned the 29 ton schooner EUGENIE built at River Bourgeois. She was lost in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the great gale of August 1873.�He bought the 26 ton schooner EARLY DAWN that had been built at Port Hawkesbury in 1872. George was also a shipbuilder, he may have built his own ships launched at River Bourgeois and definitely built the 46 ton schooner LENNOX for other owners at River Bourgeois in 1883.
Note: He was educated at Saint Mary's College, Halifax.�
Note: Allison shows date as 27 Jan 1827; Sydney Record obituary shows date as 22 Jan 1827
Note: - OLDEST RESIDENT OF RICHMOND DIES�George H. Bissett Passes away at the advanced age of 95 St. Peter�s - Geo. H. Bissett oldest resident of the county of Richmond died at River Bourgeois Tuesday evening in his 95th year of his age. Mr. Bissett was the son of the late George Bissett who was on of the merchant princes of a past generation. He was born in River Bourgeois January 22, 1827 and was educated at the Old St. Mary College, Halifax. He established a large mercantile and fishing business at River Bourgeois from which he retired some thirty-five years ago. Since the death of his wife three years ago, Mr. Bissett resided with M.J.MacNeil, inspector of schools and Mrs. MacNeil. Besides Mrs, MacNeil there is one daughter, Mrs. Durant in Halifax and another daughter residing in Providence, R.I. Alderman F.W.Bissett, Halifax is his eldest son. The others are: Dr. Ernest Bissett, Windsor, N.S.; George E. Bissett, residing here; Captains, A.R.; W.A.and James all in Vancouver, B.C. The late Dr. C.P. Bissett , M.P.P. was the seventh son of a family of nine sons and three daughters.
Note: Obituary from the Sydney Times:�
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