Can you be more precise about WHEN (time period) and WHERE (exact locations) these folks were living ? It almost sounds like you are referring to people who may still be alive, but I'm not sure of that.
Might your ALLAN people have given their name in the 19th century to the Allan Street in Central Halifax ?
Don't know a lot about your ALLAN family, but the spelling of the other name is almost certainly HATTIE. They are mainly found in Yarmouth and Digby areas in the southern tip of NS, but a few live in Dartmouth, Waverley, and Sackville areas of Metro Halifax. This would be about ½ hour drive from Windsor which is the county seat for Hants County, NS.
There are also a few HATTIE names in Pictou County, around New Glasgow, Pictou, Stellarton, and Sunnybrae, with a few scattered ones over by Maryvale, Antigonish County and Canso in Guysborough County. These are all 1½ to 3 hours drive north from Halifax.
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Yarmouth County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nsyarmou/index.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~nsyarmou/index.htm - is an interesting mix of early French Acadian history (from 1653 onward) and New England Planters (from late 1750’s) and later United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution (1776 to 1783). Also home base for the most sailing ships in the world in the mid-1800’s. Many large elaborate homes in Queen Anne Revival and Gothic Revival styles from mid-1800’s. Home of best museum and archives in NS outside Halifax Capital Region. Nearest location by ferry to USA.
Website - http://ycn.library.ns.ca/museum/yarcomus.htmhttp://ycn.library.ns.ca/museum/yarcomus.htm - and E-Mail - email@example.com - Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, 22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 3C8 CANADA - Tel: (902) 742-5539 Fax: (902) 749-1120 - they have just completed a major physical expansion and will be ready in summer 2000 to assist historians and geneaologists much more effectively than ever before. Outside of the Provincial Archives of NS in Halifax, this museum has arguably the best collection of archival records in Nova Scotia.
Brown, George S. “Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: a Sequel to Rev. John Roy Campbell’s “History of the County of Yarmouth, 1873”, [Brown is reprint of original which was published Boston: Rand Avery Co., 1888] - also available for reference at: Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society, Tusket, NS - excellent for early settlers in Southern NS; needs updates, based on modern computerized info sources.
- http://www.tusket.comhttp://www.tusket.com - The Argyle Historical Society at E-Mail - firstname.lastname@example.org - can do a family search for CAN$25ºº. Peter Crowell who was from Kemptville, Yarmouth Co, NS, is in charge of The Argyle Municipal Historical & Genealogical Society located at Tusket, Yarmouth Co, NS. Tel: 902-648-2493, FAX: 902-648-0211.
Digby County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/ns/digby/http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/ns/digby/ - has mixture of early French and English settlements. District of Clare is Acadian French and “longest main street in the world” (40 miles/65 km), Université Sainte-Anne holds many archival records of French settlement back to early 1700’s. New England Planters (ca 1760) and later United Empire Loyalists (1776-1784) brought in English-speaking settlers.
Pictou County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspictou/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspictou/ - - email@example.com (MAY 2000: NOT FOUND) - www.ckec.com/pages/geneolog (MAY 2000: NOT FOUND) - or -rootsweb.com/~canns -
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspcghs/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspcghs/ - The Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society, P.O. Box 1210, Pictou, N.S. B0K 1H0 Tel: (902) 485-4563 - Administrators of the Hector Exhibit Centre and McCulloch House Museum - extensive library of books on Pictou County, specific communities, churches, prominent figures and records of other parts of Nova Scotia. Copies of both the "Ritchie Records" and the "Stone Books" which are very valuable transcriptions of almost all of the cemeteries in Pictou County.
Pictou County Historical Society - Tel: (902) 752-5583
Pictou County is located on the central north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The first settlers arrived from Philadelphia on June 10, 1767 on the brigantine “Betsey”. In September, 1773 about 200 immigrants arrived from Scotland on the “Hector”. Much of the culture of the County today can be attributed to these Scottish immigrants. Many soldiers of the 82nd Hamilton Regiment began settling in Pictou County in the fall of 1783 after peace was made with the United States. From 1767 to 1849, the great period of British emigration; approximately 120 ships arrived in Pictou County carrying immigrants from Scotland, England and Ireland.
Guysborough County NS (second largest in area and smallest in population in NS) - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/6783/INDEX.HTMhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/6783/INDEX.HTM - “Guysborough Sketches and Essays” by A C Jost who lived in and around the Guysborough area from around 1784-85, and “History of Guysborugh County” by H C Hart. German mercenaries in the British Army during the American Revolution were mustered out in Halifax and given grants of land in the Guysborough area. White and black United Empire Loyalists settled ca 1784. A “forgotten corner of NS” with no railroad or major roads, it has recently come alive because of offshore oil and gas pipelines coming ashore there.