Snippets of Information Discovered on Individuals

Below are snippets of information on individuals found in various places, mostly on the Internet and old newspapers. Where available, sources will be noted.

Atkins, Margaret, born September 7, 1851 at Harrigan Cove. She married Samuel James Balcom (1848 – 1939) and had six children. Margaret died on February 16, 1941 and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, NS. To read more about Margaret, visit the Balcom web page by Constance Foster Shand:

Atkins, William, born about 1780 at Birmingham, England. Later in life, moved to Harrigan Cove. He was buried in small plot alongside family members. “. . . erected a bronze plaque on a monument at Harrigan Cove. The tablet has the following inscription: – “In memory of William Atkins, who served under Lord Nelson on board H.M.S. Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, October 1, 1805.” It is surrounded by a white picket fence. (This summer, I will try to locate this plaque and photograph it – Diana). To read more about William, visit the Balcom web page by Constance Foster Shand: