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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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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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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s,...

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous....

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Biography of Albert Arthur Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Albert Arthur Hurd. The professional intimates of the late Albert Arthur Hurd unhesitatingly place him among the most able corporation lawyers who ever graced the Topeka bar. The reputation of men who gain eminence in this branch of the law is not made in a day. Such a reputation requires not only natural talent, but the most thorough preparation and strenuous, continuous and intense application and industry. That he became recognized as one of the best railroad lawyers in the United States was due to the possession of exceptional ability and character, and also to the fact that he was continuously identified with the Santa Fe Railway Company for a period of forty years. He entered the service of the company in 1875, in 1905 was made special counsel, and that appointment and the duties connected therewith were a splendid recognition of the strength and breadth of his influence upon the general progress of the corporation. Albert Arthur Hurd was born at Lafayette, Illinois, September 27, 1849, a son of Theodore F. and Catherine (Driscoll) Hurd. He belonged to a family which was entitled to use a crest. His first paternal ancestor in America was John Hurd, a native of Somersetshire, England, who came to America before the year 1640 and settled at Windsor, Connecticut. From...

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Florence E. L. Todd Hurd of Davison MI

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HURD, Florence E. L. Todd7, (Caleb6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 8, 1849, in Portland, N. Y., married in Clayton, Mich., Albert E. Hurd, who was born May 18, 1842, in Cussewago, Crawford County, Penn. They live now (1911) in Davison, Mich. Children: I. Winifred, b. Jan. 15, 1869, in Clayton, Mich., m. Sept. 20, 1890, John P. H. Bradshaw, in Davison, Mich., by Rev. Mr. Kennedy, who was b. Nov. 11, 1869, in Richfield, Mich., d. July 18, 1909, en route from Colorado Springs, Col. Issue: (1) Gladys E., b. Dec. 20, 1891; (2) Beatrice E., b. Aug. 7, 1893; (3) Harold J., b. Nov. 5, 1896. II. Albert E., b. April 21, 1880, in Davison, Mich., m. Feb. 8, 1904, in Fremont, Mich. III. Leroy J., b. Feb. 15, 1884, in Davison, Mich. IV. Harold, b. March 4, 1886, d. Dec. 25, 1888. V. Claude E., b. July 23, 1889. VI. Florence M., b. Aug. 3,...

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Biography of George W. Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George W. Hurd. In 1869, a few years after the close of the war in which he had fought for the Union with an Illinois regiment, George W. Hurd pioneered into Dickinson County, Kansas, and established himself on a homestead. However, during his long residence in the county and at the City of Abilene, he had been best known and distinguished as a lawyer. He was one of the pioneer members of the bar, and had long held a place of leadership in the profession and in public affairs. Born at Lafayette, Illinois, June 20, 1846, he had recently passed the mark of three score and ten, and to some degree is lightening the professional burdens on his own shoulders and shifting them to his sons, two of whom are active lawyers. His own parents were Theodore F. and Catherine M. (Driscoll) Hurd. Theodore F. Hurd was born in 1814 at Sparta, New Jersey, a son of Stephen and Nancy (Hinchman) Hurd, natives of the same state. Theodore Hurd, who died at Galva, Illinois, in 1899, spent his active career as a merchant. It is noteworthy that he was elected a member of the Illinois Legislature from Stark County in 1860, his name as a candidate being on the same ticket as that of Abraham Lincoln,...

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Biography of George W. Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George W. Hurd, who owns and cultivates a productive dairy farm in Lempster, Sullivan County, was born where he now resides, September 16, 1837, son of Colonel Smith and Mehitable (Emerson) Hurd. His paternal grandfather, Shubael Hurd, was the first ancestor to settle in Lempster. He was one of the stirring farmers of his day, and improved the property which is now occupied by his grandson. Shubael Hurd married for his first wife Rachel Beckwith, and for his second wife Isabelle Ames, a native of Peterboro, N.H. By this union there were two sons-Smith and Justus. Justus Hurd was graduated at Dartmouth College with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He practised his profession in the States of Mississippi and Missouri, and died in St. Louis a number of years ago. His second wife was Sarah Gordon, a native of Belfast, Me. Colonel Smith Hurd, the other son of Shubael and the father of George W., was born in Lempster, January 11, 1803. He was reared upon the homestead farm, which fell to his possession; and he displayed much energy and enterprise in its cultivation. He took an active interest in educational affairs, and was prominent in the State militia. Colonel Smith Hurd died March 3, 1877. His wife, Mehitable Emerson, was born in Goshen, N.H.,...

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Biography of Carlton Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Carlton Hurd, a druggist of Newport, and the President of the Sugar River Savings Bank, was born in Newport, October 7, 1842, son of Isaac B. and Emaline (Dow) Hurd. Nathan Hurd, the great-grandfather, came from the State of Connecticut to Newport among the first settlers, taking land on which he passed the rest of his life. Levi, his son, was a tanner and shoemaker, and had one of the first tanneries in the town. Afterward Levi was engaged in farming and shoemaking, and he died at the age of seventy-three. His wife, Anna Bradley Hurd, was born in Haverhill, Mass. They were both members of the Congregational church. Isaac B. Hurd, the father, born June 15, 1815, has spent his life in Newport, chiefly occupied in farming. He was a sturdy and industrious man and a good farmer. He retired from active occupation some time ago, and now lives in the village with his son. In politics he was a Republican, and he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife, a native of Newport, born in January, 1816, died in January, 1892. He has three children living-Carlton, Nancy, and Elizabeth. Brought up and educated in Newport, Carlton Hurd devoted his early life to farming. At twenty-one he engaged in the drug business...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Eugene Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CHARLES EUGENE HURD, son of Henry Hard, was born in Croydon, June 15, 1833. He became connected editorially with the “Tribune,” a semi-weekly journal published at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1856. At the end of two years he returned to Boston and devoted himself mainly to reporting and writing for the press. In 1864 he became connected with the “Leader,” a Sunday morning paper published in Boston. In September, 1865, he became city editor for the “Erie Dispatch,” at Erie, Pa., and now occupies the chair of Associate Editor on the same...

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Biographical Sketch of William Henry Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLIAM HENRY HURD, oldest son of Henry and Abigail Gibson Hurd, was born at Croydon on the 30th of August, 1829. Fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy; studied medicine with Dr. McQuestion, of Washington, and Dr. Justus Hurd, of Mississippi; attended lectures at Cincinnati Medical College, and graduated from Hanover in 1854. H2 commenced practice at Wells River, Vt., but removed to Ashton, Canada West, where he remained until 1858. He then removed to Carleton Place, Canada West, where he now resides. He was married May 10, 1859, to Miss Rosalind Rosamond, daughter of James Rosamond, banker of Almonte, Canada...

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Biographical Sketch of Willard Otis Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLARD OTIS HURD, son of Henry Hurd, was born December 7, 1838. Studied medicine with his brother, Dr. W. H. Hurd, at Ashton, Canada West, and graduated at the Albany Medical College in 1860. He was connected with s brother in practice at Carleton Place, Canada West, until July, 1863, when he enlisted into the U. S. Army; was commissioned Assistant Surgeon in the 83d Regt. N. Y. Vols., and on the mustering out of that regiment in 1864, was transferred to the 97th N. Y. Vols. In the autumn of 1865, he commenced practice in Grantham, N. H., where he now resides. In August, 1866, he was married to Miss Randilla W. Howard, of that...

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Biographical Sketch of Wellington E. Hurd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Is another of our representative men who was born in Ohio, and possesses that energy and vim characteristic of a native of that grand commonwealth. Leaving home at the age of sixteen he was employed for a year with the Adams Express Co. at St. Louis. He then went to Chicago, and accepted a position with J. I. Case Co. as traveling representative and remained with them for twenty years. He was connected with Slaver & Walker, of Portland, for the next six years. In 1895 he became interested in mining, and has remained in that business since. He has a number of fine properties in different sections, one, the Tempest, lying in the Green horn district. From this he has lately shipped five cars of ore, three to Everett and two to Tacoma, which brought him in returns of $53.65 per ton. This ore came out of tunnel No. 1 in a regular way. This tunnel is in 300 feet, No. 2 being 65 feet, and No, 3, 50 feet. The ledge is five feet wide, and runs from 40 to 85 feet in depth. Some of his other properties in this same district the Potosi, Mountain Conn, Silver Crown, and Empire, are equally rich or even more so, as from the latter he has...

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