Amanda: My grandmother was Marie A Powers (1876-1956). She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Most of the Powers I am related to are from Presque Isle and and Caribou. Marie's parents were Petr Powers and Emelle Desjardines from Grand Falls. I have traced the family back to the mid 1700's. I maintain my family tree on MyHeritage. If You have further question contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Desiah/Desire Bessey is my brick wall. She married Seth Walker in Canaan on 28 Dec 1836 and they had 5 children inc my great grandmother Cora Belle who married Franklin Pierce Furber. Desire d in Canaan 17 July 1884 and is buried in the Old Village Cemetery in Canaan. It looks like she might have had a brother named Samuel Bessey who also lived in Canaan and another sister named Mary who d in 1871. If your Besseys have any names that match these, please let me know.