David Wellington Cliff: Birth: ABT. 1836.
Nelson Allen Cliff: Birth: 5 AUG 1838.
Griscilda Jane Cliff: Birth: 3 AUG 1840.
James Simon Cliff: Birth: 20 AUG 1842.
Addington Edwin Cliff: Birth: 9 JUN 1844.
Edward Cliff: Death: BEF. 1915
Note: Genealogy written on Canadian Pacific Hotel stationary (author unknown) lists Nelson as son of William, younger brother of John. Genealogical notes of C. Barbour leave an unclear relation between Nelson and John, and between Nelson and John's father, William. The notes of A. A. Cliff indicate that William was the father of Nelson.
Possibly born on March 1st. Lived in Fredericton, N.B. He did tow-boating in his early life and then became a river pilot. He was the first pilot to guide a steamer (the "Reindeer") from the mouth of the St. John's River to Grand Falls. He, and his sons George and Nelson, Jr., were on board the steamer "Sunbury" when it blew up on November 16, 1863. He owned a large farm in Kingsclear. Alfred Cliff describes him as "a tall (6 ft. 1 in.), dark, spare man. Quiet, kindly, keen minded and good. A successful man." He married Rhoda Phoebe Estey (1807 - 1893) on February 28, 1830 (performed by Jas. Summerville, rector of Fredericton and president of the Academy of Learning). They had ten children. He died on August 16, 1895 and is buried in the private burial ground in Queensbury, N.B. A monument in his memory was erected in October 1899 by L. A. Cliff.
The letter of Ann Mae Sangster lists eight children of Nelson H. Cliff (William, George, Griscilda, Edward, Nelson, Mary, James, Leander) and states that two children died in infancy. The record written by a child(?) of Mary Cliff Risteen lists nine children (Charles William, George, Mary, Nelson or David Wellington, Nelson Allen, Grecilda, James, Addington Edwin, Leander) and states that Nelson Wellington died in infancy. The genealogy on Canadian Pacific stationary lists eight children (William, Griscilda, George, James, Leander, Nelson, Edwin, Mary). It seems likely that Addington Edwin, Edwin, and Edward are the same person. The names of Nelson Cliff's tenth child who died in infancy has not been determined.
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