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Looking for help locating information on my Great Grandfather James Levy Mcguire and his wife Augusta Sophia...Soffia...Tibbetts

Query by JonBurton

Up against a solid wall on locating my Great Grandfather James Levy Mcguire and his wife Augusta Sophia Tibbetts.
James was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada. He was born around 1839-1847 His wife Sophia was born between 1862-1865. They had seven children and I have a great deal of information on them. They traveled back and forth between Maine and Canada. Somehow they seem to disappear around 1901 and the children are raised by their older 18 year old brother ( Carleton Mcguire ) Neither one live past 1905. James had been a Catholic priest in Ireland but left the priesthood. I have a great deal of information on the rest of my family tree but this one would be a struggle for the best of genealogists...Help would be greatly appreciated. My email is [email protected] Thank you so much for your help.

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by wizard28 on 2015-02-04 05:26:41

I found this info, is it the right family ??

1901 Census Canada
Drummond, Victoria, New Brunswick

James b 24 may 1839 (Surname for all is spelt Mc Guies)
Sophia b 10 Feb 1862 ( looks like she is using her middle name)
Carelton b 10 Nov 1882 (Carlton ?)
James H b 28 Sep 1886
Lily M b 6 Sep 1894
Beatrice 19 Jul 1896
Leo b 30 Oct 1899 ( this does not tally with his baptism below)

Canada, Births and Baptisms
Name: Chas Leo
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1898
Birthplace: Victoria, New Brunswick
Father's Name: James L Mcguire
Mother's Name: Sophia Tibbetts
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02440-8 , System Origin: Canada-EASy , GS Film number: 2320169 , Reference ID: 2320169

Link to Leo's birth reg:


According to the reg James was of Irish origin but born in Scotland. He was 57 on his last birthday and occ Ministry.

Sophia was of Scottish origin but born in New Brunswick. Age at last birthday 39. She had 7 children 5 still living.

It is dated the 4 Aug 1926 and the informant is Carlton McQuire

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by JonBurton on 2015-02-05 12:56:22

Wizard28 You are spot on with the family you located in the 1901 Census and yes, they did mispel the last name ( Mc guies ) The right spelling is Mcguire
The family appears to move around abit in northern Maine and just across the border in Canada. Several children were born in Limestone Maine... James Levy Mcguire was from Ireland and became a Catholic priest there for a short time. He then left the Catholic ministry and moved to Canada. Family information says that he was a good bit older than Sophia Tibbets. Some records show her as Soffia Tibets. Others as Augusta Tibbets. I think Augusta is right. The family called her Sophia. She is listed as Augusta on the birth certificate of her daughter Beatrice. We just can figure out what happend. The last child Charles Leo Mcguire was born in 1898 and he used to tell my mother that his father passed when he was around 5-6. The mother, Augusta seems to disapear around the same time as all of the surviving 5 children lived together with Carlton McGuire. We have searched bor records in Canada and Maine and just cant find them. I believe James continued to minister as a Baptist preacher but also did some farming as well. I am betting the information we are looking for is in Maine but have not found it yet. Thank you so much for your help. It is greatly appreciated. Jon

by JonBurton on 2015-02-05 13:02:17

Nsueturney60 You did great on the children of James Levy Mcguire and his wife Augusta Tibbetts. I checked out the information you suggested I look at for James and Sophia and I feel pretty certain the James Mcguire you mentioned is not the right guy. I looked at the findagrave site and it says he died in 1859. His last born son was in 1898 named Charles Leo Mcguire. You are correct about him being born in Ireland. I'm still checking out what you suggested I look at for Augusta. That seems very inviting to look at. I am so grateful for the information you have provided. I am hoping the parents of Augusta are the ones you said. I am getting excited about your suggestions. Anything on a birth or death record for Augusta should seal the deal on her. Jon

by janilye on 2015-02-05 14:21:57

Family Search Org. document with citation from wizard28

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