ROBERT LIVINGSTONE, my 5th great grandfather, was born 1709 in
. He married Zebiah Sergeant March 19, 1729 in Massachusetts . Zebiah’s great great grandparents, John and
Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland came on the Mayflower. Malden, Massachusetts
Robert and Zebiah Livingstone had 3 sons and 7 daughters. Their daughter Hannah married William Moore. The father of William Moore also a William Moore along with Robert Livingstone were early settlers of the towns of
New Boston, New Hampshire.
After the Revolutionary War, Canadian representatives were offering, men with sympathies with the English Government, land in
. Many from the towns of Londonderry and New
Boston came together and formed the Cape Ann Association and as a group went up
to New Brunswick, Canada . Canada
Robert Livingstone and his wife Zebiah and some of their children accepted the land and had a wonderful farm as told to John Elliott Moore in 1898 by Mrs. Martha Moore Campbell. This was stated in the book by John E. Moore “Memorial of the Loyalist Families of William Moore, Joshia Hitchings, and Robert Livingstone”.
Even though this book’s title says it is about the Moore, Hitchings and Livingstone families it doesn’t mention the
family. The other two families have all
their descendants listed from about 1620 in until 1898 when the book
was written. The only mention of the
Livingstone family is a quote from Mrs. Martha Moore Campbell. Ireland
I had never realized this fact because I was interested in the
family. I have research several places
such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.com, AmericanAncestors.com and Moore web sites
and not found very much on this Robert Livingstone. His son also named Robert was a Revolutionary
solider and there is a lot of information on him and his family but nothing
mentions his father or mother. Massachusetts
I plan on doing more research on this family in the future.