GEORGE MacFARLANE (McFARLAND) b. 22NOV1829 (22NOV1825 on headstone?, ca. 1829?), d. 10AUG1912, buried Waasis Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, Sunbury Co., NB), m. 1st Lincoln Parish, Sunbury Co., NB 22DEC1849 MARTHA MARIA NASON (b. 14FEB1831 (ca. 1832), d. 29JUN1906 (15MAY1911?), buried Waasis Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, Sunbury Co., NB), d/o Samuel Nason.
In the 1851 census of Lincoln Parish, Sunbury Co., NB George (22) and Maria (19) McFarland had a daughter, Sarah (1), and lived next to Sam. (39) and Sarah (39) Nason. An announcement states that Maria Nason was the eldest daughter of Samuel Nason. At:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...
It is stated that Maria Nason b. 26MAY1834 was the d/o Samuel (b. 29DEC1812) and Sarah Ann (b. 14OCT1811) (Grass) Nason.
That Martha M. (buried with George) is Martha Maria is evidenced by her name transcribed as Martha M. on her headstone b. 14FEB1851 (or so it has been transcribed) The 1901 census gives George's wife as Maria b. 31SEP1831 so they are the same person with the transcription of their headstone being in error.
I suspect that the birth-date for Maria of 26MAY1834 was actually a baptism. Other than the 1901 census or a family Bible I cannot see how else such a precise date could be arrived at. That Warren Samuel Nason was b. the same date in the compilation and is also given as b. 26MAY1834 in 1901 also suggests that his birth-date was inadvertently applied to Maria. In 1851 Maria was b. ca. 1832. In 1871 'Mariah' was b. ca. 1832. In 1891 'Meriah' was b. ca. 1831. It would seem that she was born before 1834 and that she was also the Martha Ann b. ca. 1831 especially as, when married, she was the eldest daughter.
Also, although her headstone is said to have her d. 15MAY1911 a death record states that Mrs. Mary M. McFarlane of Waasis d. in Fredericton 29JUN1906. Their apparent absence in the 1911 census also suggests this was the correct date-of-death.
Judging from notes at:http://www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies/FAMILY-N-2006.pdf
The only Samuel Nason who might have been her father was the same living next door in 1851.