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.
Among the very early settlers at Steuben was Lemuel Baker, who came from Roxbury, Mass. He must have come about, or soon after, the time that the Leightons came. He married a Tracy, sister of Mrs. Thomas Leighton, 2d, and Mrs. Deacon Stevens. He settled near the shore of Joy’s Bay, on what is known as Baker’s Point, afterwards near where the George Baker house is. By his first wife he had four children. George, Nabby, Rhoda, and Dolly. After the death of his first wife, which occurred while these children were young, Mr. Baker moved to Massachusetts and there married Abigail Griggs, and by her had two children, Susanna and Eli F., both born in Roxbury, and while they were young again moved to Steuben, where Lemuel and Abigail lived for the remainder of their days.
Elgin, Union County, Oregon W.H. Griggs lost a 3 year old child from Scarlet fever Monday night, and Samuel Sisson’s youngest child died the same night from apoplexy of the brain. – Elgin Recorder. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday December 17, 1891
Private, U. S. Marine Corps, 77th Co., 6th Machine Gun Batn., 2nd Div. Born Currituck County, June 13, 1895; son of Albert S. and Minnie P. Griggs. Entered service June 9, 1917, at Recruiting Station, Norfolk, Va. Sent to Marine Barracks, Norfolk, then transferred to Quantico, Va., July 29, 1917. Sailed for France Dec. 8, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, Verdun, Aisne Defensive, Bois de Belleau, Chateau-Thierry Sector, Aisne, Marne, St. Mihiel offensive, Aisne, Marne, Soissons Sector July 19, 1918, St. Mihiel Sept. 14, 1918. Received gun shot wound in left shoulder and left hand. Sent to Amer. Red Cross
La Grande, Oregon Aug. 30 — Larry Griggs, funeral service, 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Grande The Observer – August 25, 2008 ________________________ Larry Malcolm Griggs , 81, of La Grande, died peacefully Aug. 22 at his home. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the LDS Stake Center on Gekeler Lane. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Larry was born July 5, 1927, to Edward Rex and Ruth Rawlins Griggs in Union. Larry was a veteran of the Navy and subsequently trained to become a certified aircraft mechanic and
Nathan Griggs, the great-grandfather of David A. Griggs, married Elizabeth Sharpe and resided in Pomfret. John Griggs, son of Nathan, married Ruth Ashley and resided in Coventry and Hampton, Connecticut. His son Daniel was born in Coventry, March 24th, 1 7 79. He married Elizabeth Hewitt, daughter of Robert and Abigail Hewitt of Hampton. Robert Hewitt was a patriot of the revolutionary war. Daniel Griggs resided in Hampton, Brooklyn, Pomfret and Chaplin, where he died June 26th, 1862. He was a farmer and large owner of real estate. He had a family of eleven children, viz.: Elizabeth H., married Ephraim