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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. George Henry Bissett: Birth: 30 JAN 1827 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 15 FEB 1921 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. Maria Sophia Bissett: Birth: 28 FEB 1828 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 14 MAY 1910 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts

  3. Melinda Azelina Bissett: Birth: 1833 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 05 FEB 1904 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts

  4. Edwin Gray Bissett: Birth: DEC 1841. Death: 22 JAN 1884 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

  5. Henry Edward Bissett: Birth: 24 OCT 1843 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 1882 in Port Hawkesbury, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada

  6. Mary Anna Bissett: Birth: 17 AUG 1848 in River Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 1942


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:   Presbyterian Witness (Nova Scotia)
Page:   issue of 6 Apr 1861
3. Title:   1838 Nova Scotia Census
Page:   via Mildred Howard.
4. Title:   Halifax County Marriage Bonds
5. Title:   Religious Marriages in Halifax - 1768 to 1841, Series: #16
Author:   Terrance Punch
Publication:   GANS, 1991

Notes
a. Note:   G. E. Bissett owned the 25 ton schooner ENTERPRISE built at L'Ardoise (Isle Madame) in 1847.
Note:   He came to River Bourgeois, from Cole Harbour about 1820. When he died, he was one of wealthiest men in Nova Scotia.�
b. Note:   , whither his parents, who were English, had emigrated."
Note:   Date estimated from age ("in his 58th yr.") given in the Presbyterian Witness death notice. Allison places George Edward's birth at Cole Harbour in 1801, son of Frederick Bissett of "Germany on the banks of the historic Rhine river
c. Note:   The household shows a total of 1 female under 6, 1 male under 14, 1 female under 14, 2 males over 14, and 1 female over 14


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