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.
Peter Olcott had a store near his residence at the Center, in the time of the Revolutionary War. Abel Curtis was for a time associated with him in this business. Stephen Burton, eldest son of Elisha Burton and a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1790, was probably the first to open trade at Norwich Plain, prior to the year 1800. Ichabod Marshall of Hanover, also a Dartmouth graduate in 1790, is understood as having been engaged in mercantile business in Norwich (possibly in partnership with Stephen Burton) for several years. Both these young men emigrated to the West early in
United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B.
Private, Inf., Co. D, 41st Div.; of Columbus County; son of Andrew and Renee Russ. Husband of Molsie Folk Russ. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Whitesville. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., transferred to Gettysburg, Pa., from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May, 1918. A. J. Russ, his grandfather, was in Civil War. Returned to USA February, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 12, 1919.
Cook, 115th M. G. Btn., Co. C, 30th Div. Born in New Hanover County, N.C., Jan. 19, 1897; son of J. P. and Fannie Russ. Entered the service at Wilmington, N.C., July, 1917, and sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought in all engagements with his company. Returned to the USA March 22, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 3, 1919.