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Marriage: Children:
  1. 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

  2. Frederick William Bissett: Birth: 16 AUG 1856 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 05 FEB 1944

  3. Henry Franklin Bissett: Birth: 31 MAR 1858 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 01 OCT 1917

  4. James Douglass Bissett: Birth: 16 MAY 1860 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 03 JAN 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  5. George Edward Bissett: Birth: 03 NOV 1861 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 15 JAN 1948 in Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

  6. Alfred Robie Bissett: Birth: 12 FEB 1863 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 05 MAY 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  7. William Alexander Bissett: Birth: 30 OCT 1864 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 04 JUL 1942 in Keatings, British Columbia, Canada

  8. Charles Peter Bissett: Birth: 25 JUN 1866 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 18 NOV 1916 in Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

  9. Clarence Edwin Bissett: Birth: 21 DEC 1868 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 20 FEB 1890 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  10. Ernest Eugene Bissett: Birth: 06 OCT 1870 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 14 APR 1943 in Winsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

  11. Amy Marie Bissett: Birth: 11 JUL 1873 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 22 JUL 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island

  12. Mary Elizabeth Bissett: Birth: 08 NOV 1876 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 1962


Sources
1. 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
2. Title:   Family Bible of George Henry Bissett
3. Title:   Miscellaneous Sources
Page:   Index to Probates and Wills for Richmond County
4. Title:   Records of the Parish of Saint John the Baptist, River Bourgeois, Record Type: church register
5. Title:   1871 Canadian Census
6. Title:   1891 Canadian Census
7. Title:   1881 Canadian Census
8. Title:   1901 Canadian Census
Publication:   31 Mar 1901
9. 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.
Publication:   GANS

Notes
a. 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.�
b. Note:   Allison shows date as 27 Jan 1827; Sydney Record obituary shows date as 22 Jan 1827
c. 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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