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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.

Biography of Ernest T. Damon

A modern philosopher has said “opportunity is not local, it is universal; success does not depend upon a map but upon a time table.” It has been through the wide use which he has made of his time and opportunity that Ernest T. Damon has reached his present creditable and enviable position as manager of and attorney for the George E. Keith Company, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in walk-over shoes. Starting out in the business world in a humble capacity he has advanced step by step, thoroughly mastering every task that has devolved upon him until he has attained a most creditable position in business circles. Massachusetts numbers him among her native sons. He was born at Sharon, June 26, 1880, and is a son of the late Calvin A. Damon who was likewise born in the Old Bay state and was a representative of one of the colonial families of Salem, Massachusetts, and of English descent. He became a master printer, following that business until death ended his labors. He married Gussie J. Thayer who was likewise born in Massachusetts, her people having settled at Lakeville at an early day and the Thayer family is also of English lineage. Ernest T. Damon, the only child born of this marriage, was educated in the public schools of Brockton, Massachusetts, and after attaining his majority started out to provide for his own support. His first position was with the G. E. Keith Company as a stock clerk in the mail order department at Brockton, Massachusetts, and from that humble position he has worked his way upward through various promotions...

Justus Todd

Justus Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 24, 1785, died Feb. 27, 1862, at Ellington, N. Y., married first, April 8, 1807, Cyrene, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Studley) Damon, of Chesterfield, Mass., who was born Oct. 2, 1787, died June 30, 1825. He married second, Mrs. Jemima (Hayden) Shaw, daughter of Caleb and Jemima (Damon) Hayden, she being a cousin to his first wife. She died in 1853, at Ellington, N. Y. Soon after his second marriage they removed to New York Sate, first to Cattaraugus County, thence a little later to Ellington, Chautauqua County, N. Y. He was a Universalist minister which did not please his father at all. It is supposed that this fact may have been partly the cause of his removal to New York State in 1831. Children by Cyrene Damon: 942. Asa, b. March 23, 1808, d. Aug. 6, 1818. *943. Iru Studley, b. Oct. 23, 1809. *944. Electa, b. Nov. 9, 1812. *945. Lucy, b. March 17, 1815. 946. Levi Solomon, b. July 11, 1816, d. Nov. 12, 1820. 947. Rufus, b. Aug. 8, 1818, d. Jan. 27, 1819. *948. Laura, b. Sept. 29, 1819. 949. Cyrene, b. Aug. 11, 1823, m. Frank Damon; no children, d. in New York State. Children by Jemima Hayden: 950. Parthenia, d. young. 951. Alonzo, b. Feb. 3, 1828, d. Nov. 11, 1851, of Typhoid Fever. 952. Ellen, b. 1831, d. infant during the journey to New York State, the journey having been made by the way of the Erie Canal, and was buried somewhere on the way by the side of it. 953....

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