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Subject: Rare happenings in Family History
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 08:14:03 -0400
In family history,
one is apt to come across strange coincidences. Maybe everyone has
experienced such findings that make your hair curl.
Last year, a researching cousin in the UK Midlands had persued the
CULLWICK-FASEY events to do with my great grandmother's brother, you
might call, the CULWICK-PACE-FASEY connection.
Just a few miles north of me, on a rural road I often use, I've passed
by a sign that says FASEY LANE. Last summer, when I went by, I saw a man
waiting for his daughter to arrive on the school bus. I stopped and
asked him if the FASEY people still lived on this Fasey Lane, and that I
had a family connection to that name in England. He said that they had
moved on to a place nearby. I said my hobby was Family History and my
name was GORD PACE. He said he was PHIL PACE and descends from Ebenezer
Pace. We were amazed but the school bus suddenly arrived so I said
goodbye and moved on.
Yesterday, I was preparing a PACE document from my records for another
PACE descendent and came across EBENEZER PACE in the document. He was of
course one of the Nova Scotia Paces that Don Pace has extensively
researched that descend from
JAMES PACE - b 1724 d 1784 St. Augustine Florida
+ AURELIA DUPREE - came to NS in 1784 with three sons
and brother in law
DARIUS PACE (? - 1823)
+ DOROTHY RAINES
and both JAMES and DARIUS were sons of
RICHARD IV PACE - b 1699 Bladen Co. NC d 1775
+ ELIZABETH CAIN m 1723
EBENEZER PACE 1809-1885 was a shoemaker, lived at Haggets (now
Hacketts) Cove. A Methodist, he led the singing in the William Black
Memorial Church in Glen Margaret when it was first erected - Buried Glen
Margaret Cemetery. (near site of Swiss Air crash)
+ Elizabeth ISNOR - m Dec 28, 1831. (B.6 Apr 1813)
I printed the lineage out with some detail about EBENEZER, drove up to
see Phil Pace. We looked at the map of Nova Scotia, where Ebenezer and
Phil lived, and all. I asked about the PHASEY people again and he said
he was married to one. He said there were only about four Phasey folk in
Canada. Strange, my great grandmother's sister, in England, marries one
and another PACE marries one.
- born abt 1845 BROMSGROVE 1851 Rednal census - shows as 6 years old
+ PHOEBE NAYLOR of Sedgley m 16 May 1864
MARRIAGE NOTICE - All Saints West BROMWICH - EDWARD, x, 22, bach, carter
of West Brom, father VICARAGE, carter and PHEBE, (x), 23, spinster,
father JOB NAYLOR, miner. Witnesses SAMUEL CULLWICK (signed) and PHEBE
ANN JUKES, (x).
EDWARD was a coal miner in Laney Green, Staffordshire. He died there on
6th November 1873 from bronchitis and pneumonia – informant EMILY PACE
(my ggrand/mother & sister) of Laney Green, present at death (she signed).
PHOEBE NAYLOR was bt at Sedgley on 11 Apr 1841,
parents JOB and MARY NAYLOR. She appears to have been named after an
older sister PHOEBE born 1831, who died aged 3. PHOEBE married,
secondly, JOHN FASEY on 9 August 1880 at Sedgley (VTR).
They were on the 1881 & 1891 census but couldn't be found on the 1901
and had possibly emmigrated, we figure.
Another rare happening
A few years ago, I visited Don Pace, of the NS Paces, now living in
Alberta. Don said, when he was younger he was in the Armed Forces Signal
Corps in the Belgian Congo. I said, I had a cousin who was in that and
also in the Congo. Don took a picture off the wall and handed me. It was
of a group of army men he was with in the Congo. There was my cousin in