William Wilson, the pioneer ancestor of this family, emigrated from Stewardstown, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1732, when 19 years of age. The Town of Stewardstown is in the parish of Donagheny in the province of Ulster and eighty-two miles northwest of Dublin, long noted for its very superior linen cloth.
Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania – comprising a historical sketch of the county, by Samuel T. Wiley, together with more than five hundred biographical sketches of the prominent men and leading citizens of the county.
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.
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.
The Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery is located about halfway (approx. 7 miles each way) between Chandlerville and Oakford, Illinois. It is located at the intersection of the Chandlerville-Oakford Road and Pontiac Road. Look for Mt. Olive Baptist Church. This is a transcription of the cemetery.
William T. Davies, who for five years has been engaged in general farming on section 33, Mount Pleasant Township, was born August 14, 1886, in the Township where he now makes his home, his parents being Thomas and Sarah Davies. He attended district school No. 7 in Kenosha County until he reached the age of sixteen years and afterward became a student in a business college in Racine, where he spent one year. Starting out to earn his own living, he went to River Forest, Illinois, where for a year he was employed on a game farm. He was afterward
Thomas M. Davies, a lifelong resident of Racine County, save for a brief period spent in Iowa, is now actively and successfully engaged in general farming on section 34, Mount Pleasant Township, where he has made his home continuously since 1882. He was born April 2, 1851, in the town of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, a son of Morris and Mary Davies, who were natives of Wales and early in 1843 crossed the Atlantic, making their way at once to this County. The family home was established in Mount Pleasant Township and there the father continued to engage in farming
Lemuel P. Day Dies in La Grande Lemuel Presley Day passed away in La Grande Sunday, March 18, 1956 following an extended illness. He was a cousin of Mrs. Charles T. Thornburg, Charles D. Emmons, and the late Robert L. Day. When young he lived in the Flora country. He was born in Illinois October 10, 1868 and had lived in La Grande for 65 years. He was a member of IOOF lodge 16 of La Grande. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elma Day, La Grande; a son Calvin Vance Day, Prosser, Washington; a daughter Mrs. Ruby Klinghammer, La Grande;
Eva (Neill) Emmons Davies, former Enterprise resident, died October 7, 1989, at Mt. Vista Care Center in La Grande. She was born June 19, 1899, at Newton County, Missouri, the daughter of George William Neill and Ollie Frances Davidson. On Oct. 18, 1967, she married Leslie H. Davies. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Emmons, in 1967. She was a homemaker and a member of Enterprise Christian church. Survivors include two sons, Ed Emmons, of Milton – Freewater and George Emmons of Hermiston; four grandchildren; four