Thanks for responding to my message.My family seems to be centred on the Western Shore, but there is probably a genealogical connection to each other somewhere.I'd love to see what you have.
We have only started researching, and have very little to go on, but here it is: The earliest ancestor we can find is Henry Thomas Applin (family history says he comes from England, but that is all...).He was born Sept 11, 1835. He was married to Mary Jane Gibbons (Aug 3, 1844).They lived in the Flower's Cove or Shoal Cove area.
Children of Henry and Jane: Richard Applin (1863).Had a son, Thomas who lived in Cornerbrook.Daughters Catherine (married name is Baines), Mary Jane (married Ernest Pittman).
Susan Applin (1866)
Henry Thomas Applin (Sept 7, 1878).Married Mary Myra Pynne / Pyne / Payne? (daughter of William and Sarah Brown).Thomas and Mary had 2 daughters.
Jean.(Married a Bennett)Is still living at 101 years of age.
Emily born between 1900 and 1909(married James Gallant of Woods Island.Moved to Dalhousie, NB circa 1930.Children Albert Thomas, Mary Jean [Arseneault], Marie [Coburn],Stella [Donahue], Patsy [Guitard]).
This is all I have.It comes partly from oral family history and partly from notes written on the cover of an old church missal that belonged to my grandmother, Emily (Applin) Gallant.