1891 Nova Scotia Census, Halifax County
Smith's Cove Sub-District

Below are partial extracts of the 1891 Nova Scotia Census, Smith's Cove Sub-District. The families listed either carry the surname MacDonald, or have connections to MacDonald through marriage. I believe that most, if not all, are directly related to my own MacDonald ancestors.

Information is shown in the format: Surname, Given name(s), Sex, Age, Relationship to Head-of-Household, Place of Birth, Married/Widowed.

Spellings used are the same as found in the original documents.

Ages under 1 year old are shown as a fraction of 12. For instance, "8/12" would indicate a child eight months old.

This is the first government census that records the relationships between the members of the household, with respect to the head-of-household. However, please note that not all relationships were recorded, or recorded accurately. For instance, a "lodger" or "domestic" might be related to one or more members of the household, even though it was not specified.

Please note that not all of the information available in the original census documents has been listed here. More data may be obtained by reviewing the originals. I have made all attempts to ensure the accuracy of my transcriptions but errors may still be possible. Please check the originals for confirmation.

Page 1, Family 3:
McDonald, George M Age 34 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Angelena F Age 22 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Mary F Age 2 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, George E. M Age 3 Son Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as Church of England. George's occupation was recorded as Fisherman.

Page 1, Family 4:
McDonald, Daniel M Age 69 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Mary F Age 68 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Henery M Age 27 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Mary F Age 24 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Elle F Age 12 Dau. Born NS  
Jorden, Emiley F Age 14 Dom Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as members of the Church of England. Daniel's occupation is listed as "lobster fisherman". Emiley Jorden's is shown as a domestic ["dom" in the "relationship to head-of-household" column].

Pages 1-2, Family 5:
Mcdonald, Thomas M Age 40 Head Born NS Married
Mcdonald, Mary E. F Age 35 Wife Born NS Married
Mcdonald, Robert MAge 18 Son Born NS  
Mcdonald, George M Age 16 Son Born NS  
Mcdonald, Nancy Ann F Age 14 Dau. Born NS  
Mcdonald, Mary F Age 12 Dau. Born NS  
Mcdonald, Andrew M Age 10 Son Born NS  
Mcdonald, Georgena F Age 8 Dau. Born NS  
Mcdonald, Thomas M Age 6 Son Born NS  
Mcdonald, Simon M Age 3 Son Born NS  
Mcdonald, Stephen M Age 9/12 Son Born NS  
Whitewood, Catherine F Age 66 L Born NS Widow

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as belonging to the Church of England. Thomas' [Thomas - age 40] occupation is listed as "fisherman". The "L" shown for Catherine Whitewood, in the relationship column, likely indicates "Lodger".

Page 2, Family 6:
McDonald, George M Age 57 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Elizabeth F Age 46 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Alexander M Age 24 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Fanney F Age 20 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Wilbert M Age 17 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Walter M Age 15 Son Born NS  
McDonald, JordenMAge 7SonBorn NS 

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as adherents of the Church of England. George's occupation was shown as "fisherman".

Page 11, Family 44:
McDonald, Charles M Age 40 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Levenia F Age 35 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, William M Age 15 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Amelia F Age 14 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Daniel M Age 11 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Mary F Age 9 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Jerimiah M Age 8 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Annie F Age 6 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Edmond M Age 5 Son Born NS  
McDonald, James M Age 3 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Julia F Age 8/12 Dau. Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were adherents of the Church of England. Charles' occupation was recorded as "fisherman".

Page 11, Family 45:
McDonald, James M Age 40 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Esebell F Age 41 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Jessie F Age 14 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Bertha F Age 8 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Gilfird M Age 5 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Elizabeth F Age 81 Lodger Born NS Widow

NOTE: All members of this household belonged to the Church of England. James' occupation was shown as "retail groceries".

Pages 11-12, Family 47:
Gammon, Mrs. Susan F Age 55 Head Born NS Widow
Gammon, John M Age 23 Son Born NS  
Gammon, Thomas M Age 21 Son Born NS  
Gammon, David M Age 10 Son Born NS  
Gammon, Emely F Age 11 Dau. Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as members of the Church of England. Susan is recorded as being a farmer, while John and Thomas were lobster fishermen.

Page 12, Family 48:
Jackson, Christopher M Age 45 Head Born NS Married
Jackson, Annie F Age 36 Wife Born NS Married
Jackson, Maryann F Age 13 Dau. Born NS  
Jackson, Elizabeth F Age 10 Dau. Born NS  
Jackson, Margaret F Age 9 Dau. Born NS  
Jackson, David M Age 7 Son Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as members of the Church of England. Christopher's trade is listed as "general labourer".

Page 12, Family 49:
McDonald, Hiram M Age 38 Head Born NS  
McDonald, Archibald M Age 76 Father Born NS Married
McDonald, Maryann F Age 86 Mother Born NS Married

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as Church of England. Hiram and Archibald are both listed as "fisherman".

Page 15, Family 64:
McDonald, John A. M Age 65 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Mary F Age 53 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, James M Age 21 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Charles M Age 26 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Thomas M Age 15 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Isaiah M Age 13 Son Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were members of the Church of England. John A.'s trade is listed as "general labours" while Charles' was "lobster fisherman".

Page 15, Family 65:
McDonald, John M Age 30 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Bessie F Age 23 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Eava May F Age 2 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, John F. M Age 2 Son Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as members of the Church of England. Johns's trade is listed as "lobster fisherman".

Page 16, Family 71:
McDonald, George M Age 34 Head Born NS  
McDonald, Carlott F Age 63 Mother Born NS Widow
McGuire, Corrie F Age 17 Niece Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as Presbyterian ["C. Presb."]. George's occuptaion is shown as "farming".

Page 16, Family 72:
McDonald, Samuel M Age 40 Head Born NS Married
McDonald, Maiah F Age 36 Wife Born NS Married
McDonald, Etta F Age 16 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, William M Age 11 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Ruben M Age 9 Son Born NS  
McDonald, Blanch F Age 6 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Annie F Age 4 Dau. Born NS  
McDonald, Edna F Age 1 Dau. Born NS  

NOTE: All members of this household belonged to the Church of England. Samuel's trade was "gold miner"

Page 27, Family 116:
Mcman, Robert M Age 38 Head Born NB Married
Mcman, Esebela F Age 39 Wife Born NB Married
Mcman, Robert MAge 11 Son Born NB  
Mcman, Charles M Age 2 Son Born NS  
McDonald, George M Age 38 Lodger Born NB Married
McDonald, Nellie F Age 40 Lodger Born NB Married

NOTE: All members of this household were shown as Baptists. Robert's [Robert - age 38]occupation was recorded as "gold miner" while George's was "shoofinisher".

Sources:

1891 Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Census. Microfilm of the original documents available at the Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton [Microfilm F-2027]