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NOTE: This page has been adapted for the Website from Donald Coburn’s My Line. Use of the first person is in relation to Donald and not the webmaster/author of the site. Subscript index numbers (ex. Moses4) refer to generations after the family’s arrival in North America. Edward Colborne being generation 1.


DEBORAH6 COBURN (David5, Moses4, Moses3, Joseph2, Edward1) b. 1812 d. Oct. 1857 dau. of David5 and Elizabeth (Tyler) Coburn m. Nathaniel Perley b. 7 Dec. 1807 d. Mar. 1852 son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Pickard) Perley of Caseway Ridge. (Perley Book spelling)

Deborah, born in the homestead at Keswick Ridge, was sixth in the family. She and Nathaniel lived on the Solomon Perley grant which was between the Kee Road and the road to the Macnaquac Stream south of the Keswick Ridge road and extended from the Guidesand Pioneers line on the north to and across the Macnaquac stream on the south. Nathaniel was a grandson of Moses Pickard Sr., his mother was Elizabeth Pickard.

Grandparents of the Perley cousins who came to N.B. were Thomas Perley (#16 in the Perley Book) b. 1668 at East Boxford, Mass. d. 1745 m. Sarah Osgood b. 1675 d. 1724. Thomas’ mother had been accused of witchcraft and saved her life by pleading guilty.

Deborah Coburn was one of the heirs of David5 Coburn who received financial compensation from his estate. On 13 March 1832, Nathaniel and Deborah Perley received £50 from her brother David6 Coburn.

John Wesley and Elizabeth (Perley, daughter of Nathaniel Perley and Deborah6 (Coburn)Perley) Johnston who owned the land bordering the west side of the Kee road had eight children but only one married. Annie b. Dec. 1857 m. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, John Woods McBean b. 1851 Nashwaak, N.B. Their child Allan Johnston McBean b. 4 Aug. 1889 in Helena, Montana possibly could have descendants for Deborah and Nathaniel.

Fourth daughter Jane and her husband Andrew Campbell had only one child, a son, who died in infancy.