Walter Merryman was kidnapped in an Irish port in 1700 and brought to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was indentured to a shipbuilder in Portland, Maine. He married Elizabeth Potter and settled in Harpswell, Maine. Descendants and relatives lived in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Idaho and elsewhere. Includes Alexander, Curtiss, Hamilton, McManus, Stover, Webber and related families.
A genealogy of the Lake family of Great Egg Harbour in Old Gloucester County in New Jersey : descended from John Lade of Gravesend, Long Island; with notes on the Gravesend and Staten Island branches of the family. This volume of nearly 400 pages includes a coat-of-arms in colors, two charts, and nearly fifty full page illustrations – portraits, old homes, samplers, etc. The coat-of-arms shown in the frontspiece is an unusually good example of the heraldic art!
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.
Private, Co. G, 3rd Div., 38th Reg. Inf.; of Durham County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Annie Beaman. Husband of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lloyd Beaman. Entered service June 11, 1916, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Greene, N.C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for Brest, France, March 9, 1918. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, July 1 to Aug. 2. Shell shocked. Sent to Base Hospital No. 20. Sailed from Brest Sept. 15, 1918. Arrived in USA Sept. 24, 1918, at Newport News, Va. Was discharged for disability, received in line of duty. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson, Ga., Oct.
CHARLES COTESWORTH BEAMAN was b. May 7, 1840, in Houlton, Me. He was son of Rev. Charles C. and Mary Ann (Stacy) Beaman of Boston; m. Aug. 19, 1874, Hettie Sherman Evarts, dau. of Hon. Wm. M. and Helen Minerva (Wardner) Evarts, b. Nov. 28, 1852, in N. Y. City. He built the house at “Blow-me-down” Farm in Cornish in 1883, which has since been used as their summer home with winter residence in N. Y. City; engaged in the practice of law. In the midst of an eminently useful life, Mr. Beaman was called away by death on Dec.