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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.

Biographical Sketch of Charles Gillmore

Charles Gillmore, farmer, is a native of Ohio.; came to Harrison County, Ia., in 1850; his family followed the next year. He owns a farm of 1,200 acres, near Mondamin. He is one of the oldest settlers of this...

Biography of Kelsey Gillmore

KELSEY GILLMORE. Kelsey Gillmore has been a resident of Newton County all his life, his birth occurring here in 1834, has identified himself with the interests of his section, has won numerous friends, and has built up a reputation for honesty and fair dealing that is in every way merited. His father, Levi Gillmore, was a native Vermonter, and in that State grew to mature years and secured a fair education. When a young man he started West, and stopped in the Hoosier State, where he met and married Miss Sallie Lindsey. Later he removed to Missouri, where he followed rafting on the Gasconade River a number of years, and then moved to Newton County, Arkansas There he located on Cave Creek, was one of the first settlers, but subsequently moved to Big Creek, where he improved a good farm, and remained until a few years before the war. From there he moved to Texas, and died in that State in 1862. Of him it may be said that he was truly a pioneer of Newton County, for he located here when most of the inhabitants were Indians. For the most part he followed agricultural pursuits, but on account of exposure in early life was blind for about twenty years. He was a Baptist in his religious views, and was the only one of his family who came to Arkansas. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. Mr. Gillmore was twice married, but no children were born to his last union. Nine children were the fruits of the first union, as follows: Miranda, deceased, was the wife...

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