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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.

Pennington, Roy – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Roy Pennington, 71, of La Grande, died June 26 at his home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Island City Cemetery. Roy was born April 21, 1936, the son of Wesley Lawrence and Katie Pennington in La Grande. He graduated from La...

Pennington, Pearl – Obituary

Miss Pearl Pennington, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. C.C.Pennington, died in the Baker City hospital last Saturday, following an operation for appendicitis. Deceased was a young lady of bright mental attainments and her parents have the sympathy of a large circle of...

The Fugitive Blacksmith

The Fugitive Blacksmith: Events in the history of James W. C. Pennington, Pastor of a Presbyterian Church, New York, formerly a slave in the State of Maryland, United States. The principal portion of the ‘Tract,’ as Mr. Pennington modestly styles his book, consists of an autobiography of his early life as a slave, and of his escape from bondage, and final settlement in New York as a Presbyterian Minister. His adventures and hair breadth escapes invest the narrative with startling interest, and excite the deepest sympathies of the reader.

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