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BORDEN (Fall River family – line of Joseph, fourth generation). The Borden family is an ancient one both here in New England and over the water in old England, as well as one of historic interest and distinction. The New England branch has directly or indirectly traced the lineage of the American ancestor, Richard Borden, many generations back in English history. His first English forbear went over to England from Bourdonnay, Normandy, as a soldier under William the Conquerer, and after the battle of Hastings – in A. D. 1066 – was assigned lands in the County of Kent, where
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.
Wm. Giddings, P.M. and druggist, also dealer in stationery, toys, etc., was born in McHenry County, Ill., Aug. 26th, 1845; removed to Council Bluffs in 1868 and was with DeHaven & Giddings, druggists. In 1869, came to Magnolia, Harrison County, and in 1872 came to Logan and engaged in his present business. In June 1875, was appointed postmaster of Logan. He married Helen N. Nelson in Beloit, Wis. They have one child, a son.
GIDDINGS, Almina Todd8, (Ruel7, Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 2, 1843, in Dryden, N. Y., died Dec. 14, 1911, in Elgin, Ill., married in Dundee, Ill., Jan. 1, 1860, George Giddings, who was born Aug. 15, 1830, in Essex, Mass. Children: I. Lillian, b. Dec. 26, 1864, married first, Oct. 14, 1886, West Turner, from whom she was divorced in 1890, they had issue: (1) George, b. Aug. 11, 1887, m. Feb. 3, 1906, Minnie Aldrich, from whom he was divorced and m. a second time and went to live in St. Louis, Mo. Lillian Giddings married
Giddings, R. S. of Giddings, Banker & Co., first came to Russell in January 1878 and engaged as clerk for a general merchandise store until he became a partner in the above firm. He was born in Seneca County, N. Y., in 1852. Mr. Giddings lived in his native county until 1876, when he went to Joliet, Ill., and clerked in a dry goods house until 1878 when he came to Russell. This is an enterprising firm and deserves the patronage of the public.