Samuel Grierson Murray Nesbitt
Description
Creator
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
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Genealogical Resource
Place
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Photographs
Description
Born: 23 November 1859
Died: 23 February 1938
Parents: James Nesbitt and Agnes Clark
Marriage: 14 April 1884 Eleanor "Nellie" Morris Bibby
Occupation: Grocer, Brighton Canning Company, Nesbitt Block, Dance Pavilion at Presqu'ile, lived in the White House, Reeve of Brigthon, Member of Provincial Parliament
Notes
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

Samuel Grierson Murray Nesbitt1,2,3,4
M, #53838, b. 23 November 1859, d. 23 February 1938
Father*: James Nesbitt5 b. 15 Aug 1828, d. 2 Sep 1900
Mother*: Agnes Clark5 b. 5 Oct 1830, d. 25 Jan 1907
Birth*: 23 November 1859; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Nov 23 1859 & location Ont. per Death Reg'n. Date Nov 1859 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Nov 23 1859 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1859 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1860 & location Ireland per 1881 Census. Date 1859 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1859 & location UC per 1861 Census. per marr. reg'n. of son Edwin James Nesbitt. Date 1859 per Memorial. Date 1860 & location Cda. per marr. reg'n.
Note: It was through the marriage of son Edwin that I was able to bring the Nesbitt's of Brighton into my database.2,6,5,7,3,4,8,9,10
Marriage*: 14 April 1884; St. George's Rectory, Oshawa, Ontario Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008540: Groom: Samuel Grierson M. Nesbitt; Age: 24; Res.: Brighton, Northumberland Co.; Born: Canada; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Parents: James & Agnes Nesbitt; Bride: Eleanor Maud Bibby; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: U.S.A.; Status: spinster; Parents: Edwin & Jane Bibby; Wit.: Fred Bell, Brighton & Alice Canweld, Oshawa; Date: Apr 14 1884; Place: St. George's Rectory, Oshawa; Rel.: CE; Performed by: Rec. J. Middleton; Reg'r.: S. W. Smith, Oshawa (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008540-1884, ancestry.com)
per marr. of son Edwin Nesbitt. per 1901 Census.; Principal=Eleanor Morris "Nellie" Bibby11,6
Death*: 23 February 1938; Main St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#025799: Name: Samuel Grierson Murray Nesbitt; Date: Feb 23 1938; Age: 78y 3m; Place: Main St., Brighton; Born: Ont. Nov 23 1859; Status: married; Wife: Maria Nesbitt; Occ.: retired from cannng business 1931; Parents: James Nesbitt & Agnes Clarke, b. Ireland; Inf.: E. J. Nesbitt, Brighton, son; Burial: Mount Hope, Brighton, Feb 25 1938; Und.: B. E. Brintnell, Brighton; Phys.: F. M. Dure, Brighton (Ontario Death Registration, #025799-1938, ancestry.com) Date 1938 per Memorial.3,12
Burial*: 25 February 1938; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: NESBITT; Eleanor Morris Bibby; 1862 - 1929; Beloved Wife of; S. G. M. Nesbitt; 1859 - 1938 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, June 30 2008) per Death Reg'n.3,4
Census: April 1861; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1861 Census: see James Nesbitt7
Census: April 1871; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1871 Census: see James Nesbitt5
Census: April 1881; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1881 Census: see James Nesbitt10
Census: April 1891; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1891 Census: Nesbitt, S. G. M.(m), 32, b. Ont., p.b. Ireland, Pres., Grocer, married; Eleanor M., 29, b. Ont., p.b. Wales, CE, married; Edwin J., 6, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Pres, son; Francis L.(f), 4, daughter; Edith E., 2; Eunice M., 7/12; Ross, Agnes, 18, b. Ont., p.b. Ireland, Pres., cousin (1891 Census: Brighton Village, Northumberland Co., dist. 98, sub-dist. b-2, pg. 10, line 22 - ancestry.com)8
Note*: circa 1895; Main St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Bernice (Buchanan) Brown tells the story of Amelia Buchanan going to stay with the Samuel Nesbitt family in Brighton and coming home one day married to Ben Fraleigh. Needless to say, the family was not very happy about this development. Apparently Samuel Nesbitt was a friend of John Buchanan (Amelia's father) before he died in 1885; Bernice thinks he may have been the executor of John's estate. In any case, he offered to board Amelia in the Main St., Brighton home. (Dec. 28, 2006, Dan Buchanan visit with Bernice Brown)
Occupation*: between 1901 and 1905; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; S. G. Nesbitt was Reeve of the Village of Brighton from 1901 to 1905 and again in 1907. ("That's Just The Way We Were", pg. 74, Municipality of Brighton, 2006)13
Census*: April 1901; Lot 3 Main St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1901 Census: Nesbitt, Samuel, 41, b. Ont. r. Nov 23 1859, Irish, Pres., Grocer & Manuf., married; Nellie, 38, b. Ont. r. May 11 1862, Eng., Pres., married; Edwin, 16, b. Ont. r. Mar 16 1885, son; Frances, 14, b. Sep 5 1886, daughter; Edith, 12, b. Aug 1 1888, daughter; Eunice, 10, b. Aug 27 1890, daughter (1901 Census Online: Brighton Village, dist. 95, sub-dist. b-1, pg. 3, line 9, T-6485 - pt. Lot 3, Main St.)6
Note: 1905; 12 Price Street, Gosport, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "A. Historical: The 'Nesbitt Home in Gosport' is situated on a 1/2-acre plot that is part of an 1831 Canada Company grant to John Nix for a 72-acre tract known as the Canal Reserve. In 1854 the tract was acquired by Daniel F. McKenzie, who is believed to have been built the house in 1870. Eventually the property was split into smaller parcels and in 1905 Samuel G. M. Nesbitt acquired 6 lots - 3 contiguous lots on the north side (with the house) and 3 on the south side of Price St. Following Samuel's death, the 6 lots and house were passed in 1939 to his wife, Marie Nesbitt. The property changed several times after that and in 1968 was severed into two parts, 3 lots on the north side and 3 lots on the south side of the street. In 2001 the north plot with the house was acquired by the present owners, Charlene Ann and Patrick Peter Rittwage." from Brighton Municipal Heritage Evaluation for Municipal Register sent to me by Catherine Stutt Dec 27 2015.
Occupation: 1907; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; S. G. Nesbitt was Reeve of the Village of Brighton from 1901 to 1905 and again in 1907. ("That's Just The Way We Were", pg. 74, Municipality of Brighton, 2006)13
Occupation: between 1908 and 1914; Provincial Legislature, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Sam Nesbitt was a Member of the Provinical Legislature for Northumberland County from 1809 to 1914. ("That's Just The Way We Were", pg. 74, Municipality of Brighton, 2006)13
Census: 1911; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 51 at 1911 Census: Nesbitt, Samuel, 51, b. Ont. Nov 1859, Irish, Pres., farmer, married; Eleanor M., 49, b. Ont. May 1862, ?Welsh?, Meth., married; Edwin J., 26, b. Ont. Mar 1884, Irish, Pres., farmer, son, single; Edith E., 22, b. Ont. Aug 1888, daughter; Eunice M., 20, b. Ont. Aug 1890, daughter (191 Census: Brighton Village, Northumberland Co., dist. 101, sub-dist. 12-1 (31), pg. 9, line 28 - ancestry.com)9
Note: 26 October 1914; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The second contingent volunteers from Brighton were given a befitting farewell Monday last, when the citizens of the town congregated in the Opera House and demonstrated their appreciation of the loyalty that prompted the boys in enlisting to take part in upholding the flag that has ever stood for freedom and justice. an Appropriate program was arranged. Reeve R. J. Boes occupied the chair, and after a few brief remarks, called upon Reverends A. K. McLeod, Rural Dean Pickford, W. Elliott and S. H. Lamb in succession, all of whom addressed the gathering suitable to the occasion. On the platform with the boys were the members of the Village Council and Mr. Sam Nesbitt, M.P.P. (Bill Nesbitt's uncle). Fervent prayers for the boy's' welfare and safe return were offered. Near the conclusion of the proceedings Mr. Nesbitt was called on, and after an appropriate speech, presented each of the boys with a monogrammed wrist watch on behalf of the citizens of the Village and Township, and his personal gift in a sealed envelope, which he requested them not to open until they were on the train. Following this Mrs. McLeod, Mrs. Pickford and Mrs. Elliott, on behalf of the town, presented each with a parcel of knitted articles. Colonel Russell was given an opportunity to reply for the boys and upon the conclusion of his remarks Mr. Nesbitt arose and explained that the Colonel was on of the first to enlist for overseas service, but on account of the seniority list in service, has not yet been accepted. The addresses were interspersed with patriotic selections by the band, the favorite being the marching song of the Briti9sh forces in the present war. "It's a long way to Tipperary", which the Boy Scouts sang heartily to the band's accompaniment, and upon being played a second time the audience joined in. The program was closed with the singing of "God save the King." Rousing cheers were given for the boys, the flag and King. Leaving the Opera House a procession was formed of numerous automobiles (remember this was 1914), hand wagons and pedestrians, leading to the (train) station where the conclusion of the memorable farewell to the boys took place. Wristwatches were also purchased for the boys who went from Brighton with the First Contingent, and these will be forwarded to them in England. Capt. H. P. Snelgrove, of Cobourg, who is in charge of the Company to which the Brighton Boys of the First Contingent belong, will also receive a wristwatch, the gift of Mrs. Sanford." The boys who left Brighton with the First Contingent are: - J. W. Briggs*, G. Davis, S. Hare*, A. Jenkinson, F. Johnson, Frank Richardson*, R. Suddell, J. Tough*, W. Taylor* and G. Withers. The Second Contingent boys are: - D. Cooper, Ralph Francis Dusenbury, William John Hebbert, Arthur Edmond H. Jones, George J. L. Jones, R. Johnson*, James McCoy, F. A. Mutton, William John Nesbitt, Hugh Proctor, Hubert Keith Roblin, Hugh B. R. Strong, L. Webberson and Edward Young." Note - those marked * did not return. (from "They Went Together", pg. 7, by John Stephens)14
Note: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Samuel Nesbitt appears in The Latimer Photos which were taken by Hugh Latimer during the early 1920s and late 1930s at his father's General Store in Orland. (The Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)15
Note: July 1930; 67 Main St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Samuel Nesbitt purchased the west side of the building at 67 Main St. (south east corner of Main & Division) and then it was sold to T. Clive Thompson, Barrister, March 1938. ("History of Brighton Business", pg. 35, Susan Brose, 2010)
Note: This building now houses Daniel J. Thompson, Barrister.16
Family: Eleanor Morris "Nellie" Bibby b. 11 May 1862, d. 9 Sep 1929
Marriage*: 14 April 1884; St. George's Rectory, Oshawa, Ontario Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008540: Groom: Samuel Grierson M. Nesbitt; Age: 24; Res.: Brighton, Northumberland Co.; Born: Canada; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Parents: James & Agnes Nesbitt; Bride: Eleanor Maud Bibby; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton; Born: U.S.A.; Status: spinster; Parents: Edwin & Jane Bibby; Wit.: Fred Bell, Brighton & Alice Canweld, Oshawa; Date: Apr 14 1884; Place: St. George's Rectory, Oshawa; Rel.: CE; Performed by: Rec. J. Middleton; Reg'r.: S. W. Smith, Oshawa (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008540-1884, ancestry.com)
per marr. of son Edwin Nesbitt. per 1901 Census.; Principal=Eleanor Morris "Nellie" Bibby11,6
Edwin James Nesbitt+2 b. 16 Mar 1885, d. 1972
Frances L. Nesbitt6 b. 5 Sep 1886, d. 1975
Edith Etta Nesbitt6 b. 1 Aug 1888, d. 1979
Eunice May Nesbitt6 b. 27 Aug 1890, d. 1976
Citations
Samuel Grierson Murray Nesbitt per Death Reg'n. Samuel Grierson? Murray Nesbitt per marr. reg'n. of son Edwin Nesbitt. S. G. M. Nesbitt per Memorial.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
[S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008540-1884.
[S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #025799-1938.
[S68] Brighton Council, Brighton Memories 2006.
[S124] John Stephens, They Went Together.
[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
[S97] Susan Brose, Brighton Business.
Publisher
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication
Orland, Ontario
Dimensions
Width: 2.375 in
Height: 3.375 in
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 2in
Image Height: 3.125in
Personal Name(s)
Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Nesbitt, Samuel Grierson Murray
Corporate Name(s)
Latimer General Store ; Brighton Canning Company ; Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Local identifier
abdap_libc-275
Collection
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.11682 Longitude: -77.03274
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.13342 Longitude: -77.7828
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00012 Longitude: -77.68279
Donor
Hugh Donald Latimer 12 October 1910 to 10 May 1986
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
Contact
Brighton Digital Archives
Email
Agency street/mail address
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Brighton, ON K0K1H0

Mailing address:
c/o Catherine Stutt
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Samuel Grierson Murray Nesbitt


Born: 23 November 1859
Died: 23 February 1938
Parents: James Nesbitt and Agnes Clark
Marriage: 14 April 1884 Eleanor "Nellie" Morris Bibby
Occupation: Grocer, Brighton Canning Company, Nesbitt Block, Dance Pavilion at Presqu'ile, lived in the White House, Reeve of Brigthon, Member of Provincial Parliament