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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and often accompanied him in his many voyages, in which she soon equally shared with him his love of adventure, and thus became to him a treasure indeed not only as a companion but as a helper; for she drew his mapsĀ and geographical charts, and also wrote, at his dictation, his journals concerning his voyages. Shortly after the marriage of Columbus and Felipa at Lisbon, they moved to the island of Porto Santo which her father had colonized and was governor at the time of his death, and settled on a large landed estate which belonged to Palestrello, and which he had bequeathed to Felipa together with all his journals and papers. In that home of retirement and peace the young husband and wife lived in connubial bliss for many years. How could it be otherwise, since each had found in the other a congenial spirit, full of adventurous explorations, but which all others regarded as visionary follies? They read together and talked over the journals and papers of Bartolomeo, during which Felipa also entertained Columbus with accounts of her own voyages with her father, together with his opinions and those of other navigators of that age his friends and companions of a possible country that might be discovered in the distant West, and the...

Biography of James T. Penn

JAMES T. PENN. Among the prominent men of Harrison, Arkansas, and among its most worthy and esteemed citizens, may be mentioned James T. Penn. He is a man interested in the public welfare and, while he pays strict attention to his private affairs, he shirks no duties as a loyal citizen. He was born in Newton County, Arkansas, August 27, 1854, a son of John Penn, who was one of the pioneers of this State from Tennessee, first residing in Johnston County, then Newton County, and is now a resident of Boone County. He was born in Virginia September 22, 1822, and his wife was also born there March 13, 1825. Of the ten children given to the m, seven are living: Elizabeth, wife of John Murphy; Martha, widow of John T. Wilson, of Texas; John H., who is a resident of Dale, Okla. Tr.; Mary, wife of John Miller, of Oklahoma Territory; Absalom, who died in infancy; George W., who is in the post office at Harrison; James T.; Louisa A., deceased, Jasper N., deceased, and Alexander L., a resident of Oklahoma. John Penn has always followed the occupation of agriculture, and prior to the war succeeded in accumulating considerable amount of worldly goods, but the most of it was swept away during the great struggle between the North and South. Long ago he was a Whig in politics, was a stanch Union man during the war, and since that time has supported the men and measures of the Republican party, but has never been an office seeker. He is now living retired from the active duties of...

P. C. Penn

Btn. Sergt. Maj., Inf., 1st Btn., 20th Div., 48th Regt.; of Guilford County; son of T. G. and Mrs. Pattie Penn. Husband of Mrs. Pattie Penn. Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Sept. 15, 1917; Sergt. Oct. 1, 1917; Btn. Sergt. Maj. Nov. 1, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Sevier Dec. 4,...

Abigail Todd Dyer of Louisville KY

DYER, Abigail Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 2, 1815, in Watertown, N. Y., died Oct. 20, 1852, in Louisville, Ky., married May 3, 1836, Rev. Sidney Dyer. Children: I. Augusta, b. 1838, in New York City, m. George W. Penn., both are deceased. II. Amanda S., b. 1841, m. James Britts. Issue: Mattie Dyer Britts, who is a writer of some note at the present time. III. Alice, b. 1846, in Louisville, Ky., d. there in 1850. IV. Sidney Marvin, b. Sept. 1851, in Louisville, Ky., he lives in Indianapolis,...

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