John Willian Tobin Mary Bridget Follett
Patrick Tobin Agnes O'Rielly James Follett Ellen Coffey
1826-1914 1828-1887 1843-1923 1842-
Patrick Tobin James Coffey
Alice Skerry CatherineMcGrath
John Skerry Bartholmew McGrath
Alice Barry Catherine Ryan
Follett - Notes from Mary Christine Tobin written1985 (My Grandmother's sister)
James Follett came from Clattice Harbour, on the Western Shore of Newfoundland. He had a boat and freighted supplies from St John's to the Cape Shore. He married Ellen Coffey and lived with her parents ( James Coffey and Catherine McGrath) in Angel's Cove. He had a brother named William.
Grandfather Follett never shaved nor smoked. He didn't eat any meat, butter or milk. It was fish - smoked, dried and salted. He was never sick. At the age of 80, he got pneumonia and died within 2 weeks. James and Ellen were married over 50 years. His people came from Chantilly France.
Follett - Cape Shore Cutural History
A family of Folletts lived in Angel's Cove in the early days. James Follett from Clattice Harbour commanded a schooner that traded on the Cape Shore bringing provisions to the people and freighting their fish to St John's. He married Ellen Coffey, daughter of the first settler James Coffey. They had 4 sons, George, James, Peter and John and 4 daughters, Elizabeth, Mary Bridget, Margaret and Hanna. Mr Follett's son's were great seamen and in the early 1900's built their own schooner. James Follett was considered one of the best captains in Newfoundland. His wife Ellen was one of the most prominent midwives on the Cape Shore.
I found James Follett's grave, he is buried in Patrick's Cove Old Cemetery, Placentia Bay, St Mary's District. I hope to find my 2nd Great Grandmother, Ellen Coffey Follett there as well, in my up coming trip to Newfoundland.
This is a postcard from Newfoundland, It was part of my mother's collection.