Surname: Greenwood

Ancestors of Mereitt G. Perkins of Bridgewater, MA

The Perkins family is one of long and honorable standing in America, being one of the oldest in New England, where it is first found of record in Hampton – then in Massachusetts, now in New Hampshire. This family has numbered among its members men who have been prominent in the learned professions as well as in the business and financial circles of this country. This article is to particularly treat of that branch of the family through which descended the late John Perkins, of Bridgewater, of which town his ancestors were early settlers, and where he was actively identified with the iron manufacturing industry for a number of years. The ancestral line of this branch of the family is here given in chronological order from the first American settler, Abraham Perkins. Through his grandmother, Huldah Ames Hayward, who became the wife of Asa Perkins, Mr. Perkins is also descended from another of the oldest and best known families of Massachusetts. The progenitor of this family, Thomas Hayward, came from England to New England, becoming one of the early settlers of Duxbury before 1638. In the early part of the eighteenth century many of the Haywards changed their name to Howard, the two names in all probability having been the same originally, as both have the same Norse origin. Among the distinguished descendants of this Hayward or Howard family may be mentioned William Howard Taft, president of the United States. The branch of the family through which Mr. Perkins descends is herewith given, in chronological order.

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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.

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Dedham Massachusetts Historical Society Register 1890-1903

From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.

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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.

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Business Men of Northern Maine

The Northern Maine, its Points of Interest and its Representative Business Men manuscript provides historical sketches of the nine towns featured within it’s embrace, as well as biographical sketches of the businesses and the men and women who owned and ran those businesses found within the towns of Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn, and Kingman.

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Memoirs of the LeFlore Family

The Cravat families of Choctaws are the descendants of John Cravat, a Frenchman, who came among the Choctaws at an early day, and was adopted among them by marriage. He had two daughters by his Choctaw wife, Nancy and Rebecca, both of whom became the wives of Louis LeFlore. His Choctaw wife dying he married a Chickasaw woman, by whom he had four sons, Thomas, Jefferson, William and Charles, and one daughter, Elsie, who married- a white man by the name of Daniel Harris, and who became the parents of Col. J. D. Harris, whose first wife was Catharine Nail,...

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Biography of J. M. Greenwood

J. M. Greenwood, a native son of Oklahoma and a member of one of the old and’ prominent families of the state, has spent his life in the section where he now resides and is recognized as one of the leading stockmen of Washington county and a progressive, public-spirited citizen, whose influence is ever on the side of advancement and improvement. He was born six miles north of Ramona on the 2d of September, 1894, and is a son of J. P. Greenwood, a pioneer resident of Washington county, who figures prominently in financial circles as president of the Citizens State Bank of Ramona and who also engages extensively in the raising of stock. More extended mention is made of Mr. Greenwood, Sr., elsewhere in this work. In the grammar and high schools of Ramona, J. M. Greenwood acquired his education and when twenty years of age he laid aside his textbooks to engage in stock raising on his farm of five hundred and sixty acres, situated halfway between Ochelata and Ramona. He cultivates two hundred acres of this tract, raising the crops best adapted to soil and climatic conditions here, and has made many improvements on his place, including the erection of a beautiful home, which is finished in native grown quarter sawed oak. It is lighted by electricity and is supplied with every convenience to be found...

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Biography of J. P. Greenwood

J. P. Greenwood, a farmer and stockman, residing eight miles northeast of Ramona, was born in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, February 25, 1871. His father, Thomas P. Greenwood, was a native of Alabama and crossed the Mississippi with the first emigrant Cherokees, prior to the Civil war. The Cherokees were on their way to their reservation in the Indian Territory and Thomas P. Greenwood accompanied his parents, who were very poor, to Cherry Valley, in Cross County, Arkansas, where he engaged in farming and stock raising. There the father passed away, leaving his widow with a family of nine children, of whom Thomas P. Greenwood was the youngest. He was reared in his native state and as the years passed and as the result of industry and perseverance he accumulated a comfortable competence and had become well established in life when he left Arkansas in 1885. At that time he went to Elk County, Kansas, but after two years came to Washington County, Oklahoma, which was then a part of the Indian Territory. During his stay in Kansas he suffered a considerable financial reverse, owing to the fact that he lost nearly all of his stock during the hard winter of 1886-7. In Washington County, however, he soon recovered from his losses and here devoted his attention to the raising of wheat, corn and stock. His family of five boys...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Obituary of Jack O. Thompson

Jack O. Thompson, 81, of Baker City died Aug. 10, 2008, at home with his faithful dog Dutch at his feet. At his request, there will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery in Milton-Freewater. Mr. Thompson, the youngest son of Bress Thompson and Annie Bowyer Thompson, was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Wallowa. He graduated from McLoughlin Union High School in Milton-Freewater in 1944. He served proudly in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during the late 1940s and 1950s. He was stationed in California and in Asia. He also served in the Oregon State Patrol. After transitioning to civilian life, his work as a chief purchasing agent for a worldwide construction company allowed him to travel to the Middle East and both Central and South America. His work also took him to Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and West Virginia, where he shared great times with members of his mother’s family. Mr. Thompson loved the outdoors and his dogs. Upon his retirement and move to Milton-Freewater, he spent time exploring the Blue Mountains with his dog Rip. Mr. Thompson eventually settled in Baker City and enjoyed countless hikes with his dog Rowdy and later, Dutch, exploring the local countryside. Mr. Thompson is survived by his sister, Hazel Thompson Greenwood of Bellingham, Wash., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in...

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