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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.


MARY ANN6 COBURN (David5, Moses4, Moses3, Joseph2, Edward1) b. 11 May 1816 d. 14 Nov. 1846 dau. of David5 and Elizabeth (Tyler) Coburn m. James Pickard b. 28 Aug. 1793 son of Humphrey and Agnes (Ann Christie) Pickard.

Mary Ann was the youngest child of David5 and Elizabeth and James was the youngest son of Humphrey and Ann.

Mary Ann was quite young when her mother died. She was 8 when her father married Miss Mary Christie and only 13 when stepmother Mary died. She was 20 when she married James Pickard who was 23 years her senior. James was a millman and I suspect a lumber scaler and surveyor. There is an account of him walking in the summer of 1826 with his scalerís stick for a staff to the Miramichi after the fire of 1825. He was visiting his uncle Duncan McLeod on the Nashwaak and his Saunders cousins on the Miramichi.

The 1851 census lists James Pickard 62 lumberman, millman, with daughter Elizabeth A. in the household of David and Hepseby Pickard of Nashwaaksis.

Mary Ann died Wednesday morning 14 Nov. 1846 leaving three daughters. She was predeceased by an infant son.