Anne Secord, daughter of William and Ruth (Hunt) Secord

I have a copy of a transcription of William's will. It lists his daughters, including one named Anne:

"To my Daughter Anne's Heirs the Sum of Six Pounds."

There is a marriage record for Anna Secord and Isaac Cleaveland, both of the parish of Sussex, in the Kings County marriage registry, Book A. This is according to Ruby Cusack's book "Yesteryear/Kings County, New Brunswick Marriages". They were married on June 15, 1812. Witnesses were Isaac Ketchum and William Secord.

Ancestry.com has a book called "The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families: an attempt to trace in both the male and the female lines the posterity of Moses Cleveland ..., of Alexander Cleveland ... and of ancient and other Clevelands in England, America and elsewhere : with numerous biographical sketches : and containing ancestries of many of the husbands and wives : also a bibliography of the Cleveland family : and a genealogical account of Edward Winn" by Edmund James Cleveland, published 1899. According to this work, Isaac Cleveland, son of Lemuel, died at Upper Sussex, NB about 1854 at the age of 90. This book also says that his first marriage was to Bella Armstrong in 1794 in Sussex, and his second marriage was to a Secord with no first name given. Children from the first marriage, all born in Upper Sussex, were Lemuel Cleveland (born about 1794); Thomas Cleveland (born about 1796 and died without issue); Isaac Cleveland (born 1800); and Bartholomew Cleveland (died without issue). Children from the second marriage were Johnson Cleveland (married, moved to US); William Cleveland (married, farmer, died in US); Ezekiel Cleveland (married, farmer, lived in Sussex). Unfortunately there were no daughters mentioned. The book also notes that "An interesting biographical sketch of Isaac and descendants appeared at time of his decease, 1854, in the Religious Intelligencer (organ of the Free Will Baptists) pub. St. Johns, N.B."

The Religious Intelligencer also carried an obituary for Isaac Cleveland in the April 14, 1854 edition. Here is the text of it, under the header, "Deaths":

At Sussex, on the 9th inst., Mr. Isaac Cleavland in the 90th year of his age. Mr. C. arrived in this province when a boy, and when St. John contained only a few scattered huts. In early life he embraced the faith of Christ, which he maintained until his death.

The "interesting biographical sketch" appeared in the May 5, 1854 edition:

Mr. Isaac Cleveland the subject of this brief notice was born in Annapolis, N.S., in the year 1764. At the age of nine years, he came with his parents to St. John, which was then a dense wilderness, a few huts only being inhabited by human beings. Here Mr. C. continued to reside for several years, during which time the wilderness was cleared away, and the prospect of a future city began to appear. The American Loyalists also arrived in 1783 during his residence in St. John, and New Brunswick, then a part of the province of Acadia, began to give indications of being the future home of an increasing population. Mr. Cleveland after a few years removed to the country, and ultimately settled on the farm in Sussex Vale, where he continued to live until his death. The hardships and fatigues attending the settlement of a new country are only known to those who have experienced them. All of these, however, Mr. C. endured, and by industry and perseverance succeeded in establishing himself on a pleasant farm of considerable value. He was married twice - had eleven children - seven of whom survive him. He expired suddenly in the night of the [8th?] of April, in the 90th year of his age.

Of the early religious experience of Mr. Cleveland the writer has not much knowledge. He remembers hearing him relate that during the passage from Annapolis to St. John, a violent storm occurred, in which he expected to perish. But at that time he earnestly prayed to God, and promised that if he would spare him to get on land, he would serve him. This shows that some early instruction had been imparted to him, and that his young mind had already received religious impressions. In how great an [?] this promise was kept we cannot say. Mr. C. often regretted, however, his ingratitude for that deliverance. That the importance of religion was never obliterated from his mind is evident, for while he was quite a young man he was baptized at Petitcodiac by the Rev. Joseph Crandall, who still survives him. His baptism took place at night by torchlight, a practice we believe not uncommon at that time - certainly not uncommon in the Apostles' days. During the subsequent period of his life, he [?] his joys and sorrows, and in common with others, possessed his own peculiarities. The loss of both his wives, each leaving him with a family of helpless children was a source of deep trial. Add to this the loss of children - among them a son in the vigor of manhood, after a short illness, and who at the time seemed to be his only stay. These and other things doubtless led him often to exclaim - "All these things are against me." It was the writers happiness to converse with him a few months since. And although then verging to ninety, he seemed to possess the mental power of youth. His conversation gave evidence of Christian faith, and he appeared like one who only waited to depart. A while previous to his death his health began to decline, - but did not we believe confine him to his room. On the evening previous to his death he spoke of his decease, and remarked that he probably would depart before morning, but nevertheless retired but little worse than usual. Morning came - a sabbath morning - and the spirit of the aged Father had winged its [?] to that blest world

Where congregations ne'er break up
And Sabbaths never end.

His funeral was attended by the Rev. James Herritt. Such is the brief history - and such the peaceful end of one who for NINETY YEARS was a stranger here. - Alas! How few at most are man's mortal days, and how all-important that we should be prepared for their end. Reader, perhaps "this year thou shalt die!"

A pity that there was more religion than genealogy in that piece...

Annabella Cleveland, described in a newspaper notice (April 3, 1841 issue of the New Brunswick Courier) as the eldest daughter of Isaac Cleveland, married Caleb Secord on March 18, 1841. The 1851 NB census suggests a year of birth for her of about 1813. Her cemetery record in Cardwell Baptist Cemetery indicates that she was 70 years old when she died in June, 1882. It appears that she was the eldest child of Isaac and Anne (Secord) Cleveland. Ezekiel Cleveland was born about 1817, according to the 1851 NB census. The same census lists Isaac Cleveland, widower, age 75, with son Johnson Cleveland, born about 1819 and daughter Ann Cleveland, born about 1825. Johnson Cleveland's record in the 1880 census for Oregon indicates that his mother was born in New Brunswick and his father in Nova Scotia. However, Ezekiel's 1891 census record in Kings County, NB states that his mother was born in the USA and his father in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is correct for Isaac's place of birth.

Isaac's obituary and "biographical sketch" suggest a year of birth of about 1764 or 1765, but the 1851 census gives him an age of 75, indicating that he was born about 1776. If his first marriage was in 1793 (son Lemuel born about 1794), then he would be about 28 if born in 1765, or 17 if born in 1776. The latter seems too young, but 28 is also a bit older for a first marriage, so it may be that he was born somewhere in between those dates. In any case, his marriage to Anne happened in 1812, when he was about 19 years older than at his first marriage, and likely in his early to mid 40s.

I have not been able to find a date of death for Anne, or cemetery records for either Anne or Isaac. Anne died before her father's will was written on Oct. 21, 1843. Her youngest known child, Ann, was born about 1825, so Anne's death must have happened between those two dates.