Stephen Harper

by follers on December 17, 2014

2011 G8 Summit of Deauville - French President Nicolas Sarkozy Welcomes the Heads of States - May 26, 2011

Birth Name: Stephen Joseph Harper

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 30, 1959

Ethnicity: English, Scottish

Stephen Harper is a Canadian politician. A member of the Conservative Party of Canada, he served as the twenty second Prime Minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006 to November 4, 2015.

Prime Minister Harper was Leader of the Canadian Alliance party, from March 20, 2002 to December 7, 2003, and Leader of the Conservative Party, from March 20, 2004 to October 19, 2015. He was an MP from Alberta, from October 25, 1993 to January 14, 1997, and again from June 28, 2002 to August 26, 2016, and Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament, from May 21, 2002 to January 8, 2004, and again from March 20, 2004 to February 5, 2006.

Prime Minister Harper is married to Laureen (Teskey) Harper, with whom he has two children.

Prime Minister Harper has English and Scottish ancestry. Some of his ancestral lines are American, and date back to New England in the 1600s. His mother’s ancestry is more heavily Scottish than his father’s, and Prime Minister Harper’s matrilineal line traces back to Scotland (specifically to Catherine Derby, who was born, c. 1834, in Scotland).

Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Kim Campbell are the only Protestants to have served as Prime Minister of Canada since Lester B. Pearson in 1968 (all other Canadian Prime Ministers since have been Catholic).

Prime Minister Harper’s paternal grandfather was Harris Chapman Harper (the son of Joseph Crandal/Crandall Harper and Agatha Blanche Chapman). Joseph was the son of Joseph Crandall Harper and Susan Crane. Agatha was the daughter of Harris/Harrison Tingley Chapman and Eliza/Elizabeth Jane Rayworth.

Prime Minister Harper’s paternal grandmother was Lena Faye Coy (the daughter of George William Coy, Jr. and Josephine Rebecca Jones). George was the son of George William Deacon Coy and Mary Jane Estabrooks. Josephine was the daughter of Malcolm Jones and Celia Jane Stiles. One of Prime Minister Harper’s grandmother’s lines traces back to Robert Titus and Hannah Carter.

Prime Minister Harper’s maternal grandfather was Rupert Fullerton Johnston (the son of Robert Johnston and Margaret “Maggie” Henderson). Robert was the son of Edwin Johnston and Jane Shea. Margaret was the daughter of George Henderson and Ellen Fullerton.

Prime Minister Harper’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Jane Herd (the daughter of Alexander Herd and Margaret Geddes). Alexander was the son of English parents, William Herd and Sarah Ann Sumpton. Margaret was the daughter of Scottish parents, Thomas Geddes and Catherine Derby.

Sources: Genealogy of Prime Minister Stephen Harper (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Notes on Prime Minister Harper’s genealogy (focusing on his father’s side) – http://heritage.tantramar.com

Genealogy of Prime Minister Harper’s father, Joseph Harris Harper – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Notes on Prime Minister Harper’s genealogy (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://boards.ancestry.ca

Genealogy of Prime Minister Harper’s matrilineal great-grandmother, Margaret Geddes (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Thistlelicious February 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Correction/additional info: His paternal grandmother’s line (Lena Fay Coy) traces back to Robert Titus + Hannah Carter and can be found here: http://www.titusfamily.ca

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=huppe1&id=I294877 <– I see nothing is this tree that links him back to Elder William Brewster.

Edmund Freeman Jr (Edmund Freeman + 1st wife Bennett Hodsoll) was first married to Rebecca Prence (Patience Brewster + Gov. Thomas Prence). While Edmund Jr did have a daughter named Sarah she was married to a Richard Landers.

Sources:
Freeman Genealogy, compiled by Frederick Freeman, pub 1875

The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. II, C-F, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001), 576-582. Anderson, Robert Charles and others,

Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, 3rd edition, Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants (2000), 25, 27. Merrick, Barbara Lambert, comp.,

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1866, Vol. 20. p. 353.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1872, Vol. 26, p. 398.

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1965, Vol. 119, p. 169.

http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6127309

~T~

follers February 27, 2016 at 3:45 am

If you follow Stephen Harper’s “Coy” line on geni.com, you’ll see that he’s descended from Jonathan Coy, whose mother, Ann Brewster, was a William Brewster descendant (assuming the tree is accurate).
http://www.geni.com/people/Rt-Hon-Stephen-Harper-22nd-Prime-Minister-of-Canada/6000000018568396117

http://www.geni.com/people/Jonathan-Coy/366145015130011729?through=6000000015452835963

Thistlelicious February 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

It would be nice to connect Stephen Harper to Elder William Brewster but I haven’t found anything definitive. (I already have a connection to him thru my Titus line)

There’s this:

NEHGR, v168, (Jan. 2014) p. 69
Matthew Coy Family of Preston, Connecticut by Gale Ion Harris, Ph.D., FASG and Co Editor of The Genealogist.
Children of Matthew and Ann (Brewster) Coy citation references:
The first three [children i. Daniel, ii. Jonathan and iii. Ruth] are from Bowman, “The Brewster Book,” The Mayflower Descendant (1899), 1:170-71; nos. iv. and v. [children Matthew and Samuel] are placed in this family on the basis of locality, chronology and onomastics.

Children vi. Mary and vii. Elizabeth both have baptism records from Norwich First Cong. Church and Griswold First Cong. Church respectively.

There is no proof beyond this that Matthew and Samuel’s parentage is Matthew & Anne (Brewster) that meets the Mayflower Society (GSMD) standards other than Gale Ion Harris, Ph.D., FASG being an authority.

New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV
(The Coy Line). Page 2251

The earliest settlers of this family were two brothers, who came from Boston, England, Richard Coy, of Salisbury and Boston, Massachusetts, and Matthew Coy, who was born in 1622, and came to this country in 1638. Matthew Coy married Elizabeth Roberts. Children: Matthew, born September 5, 1656; Richard, September 6, 1658; John, September 2, 1666, settled in Beverly; and Samuel, February 19, 1668.

Samuel Coy, a descendant of Matthew Coy, settled at Norwich, Connecticut, where he married, May 22, 1717, Elizabeth Read. Children, born at Norwich: Abraham, December 22, 1719; Zipporah, April 11, 1721; Samuel, March 5, 1723; Elizabeth, May 3, 1726; and other children.

Barbour Collection of Vital Records of Conn.
Vital Records of Stafford, Tolland, Deeds of Windsor, Suffield, etc.
Samuel Coy and Elizabeth Reed family are all listed on page 169

History of Norwich, Connecticut: From Its Possession by the Indians to the … By Frances Manwaring Caulkins (pub. 1874) states p. 258, Samuel Coy of Newent may have been a brother or son of Matthew Coy but no such connection has been traced. He baptized a son Abraham in 1719.

If any one has access to the Mayflower Silver Books for descendants of Ann Brewster + Matthew Coy it would be nice to hear from them.

~T~

follers February 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm
Thistlelicious February 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm

All they’ve proved is that Ann Brewster (Benjamin Brewster + Ann Darte/Addis) married a Matthew Coy and they had a son Jonathan Coy born May 6, 1687.

This information is in the “Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907, vol 1” by Emma Brewster Jones. There are no Coys listed in vol 2 part 1 or part 2.

Looking at his Estabrooks line I found this: http://www.ancestraltrails.ca/walker%20for%20web-o/p290.htm#i5656

They claim that Edward J Coy was born 6 May 1725 to Jonathon Coy, born 1687 and an Abigail born in 1720! Something is obviously wrong there.

There is a John Edward McCoy in vol 2 part 1 of Brewster Genealogy books but he was born June 9 1888 much too late to even be considered as the J Edward Coy who married Amy Titus.

In “Genealogy of the Estabrook Families-including Esterbrook and Easterbrooks in the United States of America” by William Booth Estabrook, pub 1891 we do see a Brewster descendant named Harriet Emeline Avery marry a Robert Robbins Little, son of George Little and Mary Estabrooks. However, their marriage was on Jan 28, 1844. And of course their children would have the surname of “Little”.

I still don’t see any connection between Stephen Harper and Elder William Brewster.

~T~

ethnic September 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Haven’t found a good one yet. Will keep looking.

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