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From: Wilma Hunt <>
Subject: Re: [NS-L] LEMON HILL Clarified
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:58:44 -0700
Hello Gordon, John and all,
Here I am. Always willing to learn.
I have Janet Lemon/Lemmon the second daughter of William Lemmon and
Elizabeth Farnell. She was born in 1832 (nicely fits) in Upper
Musquodoboit, NS. She married my Great Grandfather, Miles Grant, s/o
Alexander Grant and Agnes (Nancy) Farnell. She died 23 Sep 1868 in Dean
Settlement at age 36. Buried in Meaghers Grant Cemetery, NS. Miles Grant
married the second time to Elizabeth Ann Champley Henley d/o Thomas Henley
and Nancy (Unknown). They are both buried in Meaghers Grant Cemetery also.
I shall not debate the Lemon/Lemmon name. Although my father said it was
Lemon I tend to agree that it is Lemmon if the Hill was named after William
and it was Lemmon Hill.. My dad always joked that we had a "Lemon" in our
I have Elizabeth Farnell b. Oct 1808 in Upper Musquodoboit, NS d. 10 Oct
1868 (the same year as daughter Janet Lemmon). D/O George Farnell and
Margaret Fisher (not Mary). Margaret Fisher was the daughter of John Fisher
and Elizabeth Crowley.
I will send you the information I have on Janet Lemmon and Miles Grant's
children and/or the 10 children I have of William Lemmon and Elizabeth
Farnell. Or any other information I have.
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Gordon A. Watts <>wrote:
> Greetings All
> In actual fact John, LEMMON HILLis located in DEAN, NS (formerly Dean
> Settlement). You are correct that it was named for William LEMMON, b. 1803
> in Sussex, England. You are both correct that he was married to Elizabeth
> "Betsy" FARNELL, d. of George and Mary (Fisher) FARNELL. William and
> Elizabeth would have been my great, great grandparents. The majority of
> LEMMON descendants that I have had contact with spell the name with the
> double M.
> In 1997 I had the pleasure of visiting the homestead on LEMMON HILL where
> grandfather, James Daniel PERRIN was born. James was the son of David and
> Sarah Jane (Lemmon) PERRIN. Sarah was the last of nine children known to
> have been born to William and Elizabeth. She was married to David PERRIN,
> (b. 26 November 1843). James Daniel PERRIN was the fourth of nine chilren
> born to David and Sarah Jane. All nine PERRIN children were born on LEMMON
> Wilma, I would welcome further direct contact with you. You indicate your
> great grandmother JANET is a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Farnell)
> LEMMON. However, I have no record of any JANET in that family. The
> children I show for William and Elizabeth are George (d. 1929), Richard,
> Huldah, Mary (1834 - 1922), Margaret (1836 - 1919), John (1841 - 1870),
> Harriet (1842 - 1916), William II (1845 - 1923), Sarah Jane (b. 8 Feb 1850
> at Dean, NS. d. 4 Apr 1926). Is it possible that 'Janet' is the second
> of one of the ladies shown here?
> Have a great day!
> Gordon A. Watts
> Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
> Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wilma Hunt" <>
> To: "John D. Wilson" <>
> Cc: "Rootsweb" <>; <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [NS-L] LEMON HILL Clarified
> Hello John and all:
> Janet Lemon, daughter of William Lemon and Elizabeth Farnell is my Great
> Grandmother. I have seen both spellings of Lemon/Lemmon. I don't know
> which is correct but my father spelled it Lemon and it was his Grandmother.
> So we use that in our family genealogy.
> My two cents,
> Wilma Grant Hunt
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM, John D. Wilson
> Well, as often the case, there is an issue with spelling.
> I was looking for LEMON when the name is LEMMON.
> It appears the community, Lemmon Hill Road, is named for WILLIAM LEMMON,
> born 1803 in England; married Elizabeth Farnell of Upper Musquodoboit.