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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

Harris Family Genealogy of East Bridgewater Massachusetts

The Harris family here briefly considered — that of some of the descendants of the late Deacon and Hon. William Harris, of East Bridgewater, who for a quarter of a century was town clerk, for several years town treasurer, and a representative in the Massachusetts General Court — is one of the ancient and honorable families of the Bridgewaters. Deacon Harris’s son, the late Hon. Benjamin Winslow Harris, lawyer, statesman and judge through nearly sixty years, had a long, useful and honored public career; and his son, Hon. Robert Orr Harris, has for thirty years held a high place at the bar of his county and State, and been honored in the old home town of the family, being for nine years district attorney (an honor long before bestowed upon his father), a representative in the General Court of the State, later judge of the Superior court of Massachusetts, and now Congressman from the Fourteenth Massachusetts district. Sketches of the careers of these men, together with their family history and Harris lineage from their first known American ancestor, chronologically arranged, follow: (I) Arthur Harris, of Duxbury as early as 1640, became one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater and was among the first settlers in West Bridgewater. He removed to Boston, where he made his will in 1673, and where he died June 10, 1674. The Christian name of his wife was Martha. His children were (perhaps others): Isaac Harris.* Samuel Harris. Martha Harris. Mary Harris. (II) Isaac Harris, son of Arthur, married (first) Mercy, daughter of Robert Latham, and (second) Mary, daughter of Robert Dunbar, of Hingham. He...

Ancestors of Warren A. Reed of Brockton Massachusetts

The Reed family of Brockton, Mass., a leading member of which was Judge Warren A. Reed, lawyer and jurist, who for over a third of a century had been one of the foremost citizens of Brockton, and during the greater part of that long period connected with the judicial, civic and financial interests of the city, district and State, is one of long and honorable standing in this Commonwealth, and one the forerunner of which came to these shores over two hundred and fifty years ago. Many members of this historic family have given good account of themselves, and many are there who have been prominent in the history of this country. An account of the branch of the family to which Judge Reed belongs is here given in chronological order, beginning with the earliest American ancestor.

History of Cayuga County New York

This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.

Cooke, Hazel Dougatry – Obituary

Mrs. Hazel Cooke, wife of Jay Cooke of the Colockum died in Spokane, Tuesday, March 13, at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Cook has been in poor health for sometime and was in Spokane with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Perry in the hopes of benefiting her condition. The body will be brought to Wenatchee Friday. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Hazel died from peritonitis due to an entopic pregnancy. Contributed by: Shelli...

Cooke, Ellsworth V. – Obituary

Ellsworth V. “E. V.” Cooke, 94, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Redwood Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Cooke was born April 8, 1912, in Entiat, Wash., and was raised on a ranch near Entiat. During World War II, he spent time mining copper in Butte, Mont. He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1944 and worked in the logging industry. In the 1970s, he moved to Grants Pass, where he promoted garlic production in the state of Oregon. He was married five times and, though he had no children, he helped raise five families. He was a member of the Eagles and Masonic lodges and the White Shrine. He enjoyed memorizing poems, songs, and stories. Survivors include a sister Gladys Fattig of Eureka, Calif. Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of Josiah Cooke

Josiah Cooke, from Coventry, Conn., came to Alstead in 1774. He married Huldah Bassett for his first wife, Lucy Desmond for his second, and reared one son and two daughters. The son, Capt. Josiah, married Sarah Emerson, who bore him three sons and two daughters-John, Arva. Beniah, Polly and Sarah. John married Eunice Parker, rearing one son and one daughter, the latter of whom, Philetta, resides in town. Arva married Rhoda Willard, who bore him five children, three of whom are living. lie was a farmer, served the town as selectman, and died in 1844, aged forty-nine years. His eldest son, Josiah W., resides in Chesterfield. Charles E. has always resided in town, spent his early life on the Cooke homestead, owned and operated a saw and grist-mill (with Wilson D. Holt) eleven years, and in 1869 bought the foundry business of Robb & Kidder, which he still continues. He represented the town in 1863-64, has been selectman six years and has also served as town treasurer. He married for his first wife Luthera Holt, and for his second Maria H., widow of Nelson E. Beckwith, and has three children-Charles H., Oliver A., and Hattie A. (Mrs. S. S. Wilder). Beniah, the youngest son of Capt. Josiah, pursued a collegiate course at Schenectady, N. Y., became a teacher in Fitchburg, Mass., edited a newspaper there a short time, then came to Keene and bought the Cheshire Re. publican, continuing it until his death. He also started two other papers in Keene, and was postmaster there. He married Rebecca Harrington; who bore him five children, and died in 1884, surviving...

Biography of Anson S. Cooke, Hon.

Hon. Anson S. Cooke. A resident of Kansas during a period of forty-five years, a pioneer of the prairies of Mitchell County, and for twelve years a member of the State Senate, Hon. Anson S. Cooke is well and favorably known in various parts of the commonwealth, and particularly so at Topeka where he now is living in retirement. During his long and useful career he has risen from poverty to affluence and from obscurity to prominence, and while engaged steadfastly and successfully in the promotion of his personal interests has also contributed to the welfare of the state which has so long been his home. Senator Cooke was born August 13, 1849, in Lake County, Illinois, a son of Daniel G. Cooke. The family is of Quaker stock, with all the sterling characteristics of that creed, and originated in this country in New England, from whence came David Cooke, the grandfather of Anson S. David Cooke was an early settler of Oneida County, New York, arriving there at a time when the country was still new and wild game abundant, the bears being so numerous that it was almost impossible to raise livestock with any degree of success. Senator Cooke says that he has frequently heard his grandfather tell of driving them out of his hog pen. Daniel G. Cooke, father of the senator, was born in 1822, in Oneida County, New York, and was married in 1845 to Miss Mary Lavina Simonds, a daughter of D. J. Simonds. Mr. Simonds was for some years a well-known farmer of Lake County, Illinois, but later moved to Wisconsin, after...

Cooke, Earl Patten – Obituary

Earl P. Cooke, 57, resident of Yakima for the past seven years, died in a Yakima hospital Monday [December 27] evening. He had made his home at 301 N. 26th Ave. Mr. Cooke was born in Ellensburg. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morand D. Cooke were pioneers of the Ellensburg District. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; one sister, Mrs. Laurin T. Dawes, Ellensburg, and three brothers, Lester V. of Ellensburg, Charlie P. of Ellensburg and Frank M. of Seattle. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Elks. He had previously lived in Menlo, Wash. for 19 years. He was a teacher at the time of his death was instructing veterans in farm training. Yakima Daily Republic, December 28, 1954 Contributed by: Shelli...

Cooke, Daisy Victoria Storey – Obituary

Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 279, Cooties, Women of the Moose Post 389 in which she hild a friendship degree, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2229 of Toppenish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 36. She also was a member of the National Federation of Grandmothers of America. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Clifford Cooke of Bremerton, and Howard P. Cooke Jr., of Sam Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Dorothy) Hunt of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Goodwin of Seattle; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Yakima Herald Republic, September 20, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...
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