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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.

Lovering Family Genealogy of Taunton Massachusetts

Through much of the nineteenth century there figured prominently in the business and social life of Taunton — continuing to do so at the present — the family bearing the name introducing this sketch. Reference is made to the late Hon. Willard Lovering, long one of the leading manufacturers not only of Taunton, but of the great manufacturing region thereabout, in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a representative in the Massachusetts Assembly, bank president, etc.; and to his sons and grandsons, the former being the late Charles L., the late Hon. William C. and Hon. Henry Morton Lovering, all of whom are or have been officers in the Whittenton Manufacturing Company and among the leading business men and citizens of their city, William C. having been the representative in the United States Congress from the 12th and 14th Massachusetts districts. The home town of this Taunton Lovering family for generations was Holliston, where the name was well represented in the struggle of the colonies for independence, and from which town and vicinity went out into other localities men of achievement. It was from this Holliston stock sprang the eminent lawyer, Hon. Warren Lovering, of Medway, born Feb. 21, 1797, who was often a member of the State Assembly, a member of the executive council for some years in the thirties, at the time being in warm personal relations with the then governor of Massachusetts, the Hon. Edward Everett, Bank Commissioner, etc.; and his brother, the late Hon. Amos Lovering, lawyer and judge, who figured prominently in the South and West. These were the sons of Amos and Lucy (Day)...

Slave Narrative of John Evans

Interviewer: Mrs. W. N. Harris Person Interviewed: John Evans Location: North Carolina Date of Birth: August 15, 1859 Age: 78 Story of John Evans. Born in Slavery. I was born August 15th, 1859. I am 78 years old. Dat comes out right, don’t it? My mother’s name was Hattie Newbury. I don’t never remember seein’ my Pa. We lived on Middle Sound an’ dat’s where I was born. I knows de room, ’twas upstairs, an’ when I knowed it, underneath, downstairs dat is, was bags of seed an’ horse feed, harness an’ things, but it was slave quarters when I come heah. Me an’ my mother stayed right on with Mis’ Newberry after freedom, an’ never knowed no diffunce. They was jus’ like sisters an’ I never knowed nothin’ but takin’ keer of Mistus Newberry. She taught me my letters an’ the Bible, an’ was mighty perticler ’bout my manners. An’ I’m tellin’ you my manners is brought me a heap more money than my readin’–or de Bible. I’m gwine tell you how dat is, but fust I want to say the most I learned on Middle Sound was’ bout fishin’ an’ huntin’. An’ dawgs. My! But there sho’ was birds an’ possums on de Sound in dem days. Pa’tridges all over de place. Why, even me an’ my Mammy et pa’tridges fer bre’kfust. Think of dat now! But when I growed up my job was fishin’. I made enough sellin’ fish to the summer folks all along Wrightsville and Greenville Sounds to keep me all winter. My Mammy cooked fer Mis’ Newberry. After a while they both died....

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