Jessie Estella Nisbet1

ID # 261, (1880-1943)
Jessie Estella Nisbet|b. 24 Oct 1880\nd. 22 Mar 1943|p261.htm|Matthew Nisbet|b. 20 Feb 1841\nd. 1 Feb 1902|p171.htm|Harriet Coleman|b. 15 Apr 1845\nd. 18 Jun 1927|p132.htm|||||||Daniel Coleman|b. 13 Jun 1816\nd. 22 Feb 1865|p79.htm|Mary Abel|b. 17 Sep 1809\nd. 17 Jun 1879|p126.htm|

Great-granddaughter of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Jessie Estella Nisbet was born on 24 October 1880 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Matthew Nisbet and Harriet Coleman.1 She died on 22 March 1943 at Alameda, California, at age 62.1 In the California death registrations, Jessie's dates for her birth and death agree with my records.

The 1901 Canadian census gives Jessie's birthday as May 20, 1883 and her age as 18. This is at odds with her death registration at California.

Jessie is with her mother Harriet and brother Charlie in the 1910 census at Oakland at 693 25th Street. Jessie is said to be 26. I'm not sure what's going on here with her age, for 31 would be closer to it.

The 1881 census shows Jessie as being born the previous year, so 1880 would be correct.

Jessie's birth registration, 038459-80, gives her birth date at October 24, 1880. The handwriting for her middle name is difficult, but it appears more like Istella. Her parents are named as Mathew Nisbet and Harriett Coleman. He is said to be a lime burner. The doctor was Dr. Mainwaring. Mathew was the informant.1

Last Edited=12 Jun 2008


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.