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Aaron Dexter[1]

Male 1796 - 1870  (73 years)


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  • Name Aaron Dexter  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 9 Jun 1796  Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1870  Morristown, Rice Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I105866  My Genealogy

    Father Jonathan Dexter, Jr.,   b. 1774, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1824 and 1830  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Mary Ennis,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Prob. Died Young Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1794  [7
    Family ID F46323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Thomas,   b. 26 Mar 1798, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1868, Morristown, Rice Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1817  Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Joseph Thomas Dexter,   b. 19 May 1818, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1868, Morristown, Rice Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Elam P. Dexter,   b. 10 Mar 1820, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1864, Tusten (Narrowsburg), Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Abigail Dexter,   b. 8 Apr 1822, Prob. Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lura Dexter,   b. 23 Jul 1824, Narrowsburg, NY Or Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1848, Indian Orchard, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Mary Dexter,   b. 26 Feb 1827, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Virgil Young Dexter,   b. 14 May 1830, Ashland, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1914, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Jonathan Calkins Dexter,   b. 3 Aug 1832, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Morristown, Rice Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. Sarah E. Dexter,   b. 3 Oct 1834, Rock Run, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1900, Pine Flats, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Phoebe A. Dexter,   b. 13 Jan 1838, Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 41 years)
     10. Clem Dexter,   b. Abt 1848,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Maxine Dexter, some of the family moved to Morristown, Rice Co., Minnesota in approx. 1855. According to an obituary on her grandfather they moved to Morristown when he was a year old. "this could be an error in time though". He had two brothers, George b.1857, and Clarence. The other child Sarah aka Sally was born in Morristown as was Clarence. One in 1859 and one in 1860.

      From BBG WFT vol 5: Aaron was a half-brother.

      From Gail Ferris Genealogy notes:
      Aaron Dexter was a Farmer and lived in Ulster Co. (changed to Sullivan Co.)New York, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania and Rice Co.,Minnesota. Information was supplied by Judith Rush around 1975 from 1850, 1860 US Census Records, Family Records and journal, Family Letters and Death Certificates. Judith was the great great granddaughter of Aaron's son Virgil Young Dexter. Also letters from Aaron to family members.
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      From August 29, 1850 Census, Damascus Twp., Wayne Co., PA, dwelling #214,
      family #215, Henry Welsh, Enumerator:
      Name Age Sex Occ. Born:
      Aaron Dexter 50 M Farmer NY
      Mary 52 F NY
      Adam 30 M Farmer NY
      Mary 23 F PA
      Virgil 20 M Farmer PA
      John 17 M ?? PA
      Sarah 15 F PA
      Phebe 12 F PA
      Elam 2 M PA

      Residence 216 and family 217:
      Joseph Dexter 32 M PA
      Catherine 22 F PA

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S1669] Maxine .

    3. [S1812] Genealogy of Roger Tyler, Williard Irving Tyler Brigham Received on the PAWAYNE mailing list at rootsweb.com.

    4. [S299] Gail Ferris Genealogy Report, Gail Ferris , (Compiled 1975 by Elvira Dexter w. of Gerald Dexter Elvira corresponded with Judith Rush on this genealogy. Maxine Schauer in CA entered the data into FTM.).

    5. [S212] Dexter and Related Families of the Upper Delaware Valley, Richard Orvis Eldred & Iona Irene Popielarz, (Gateway Press, Baltimore MD, 1994 Correspondence and book orders to: Iona Irene Popielarz 56 Sharrer Rd. Port Murray, NJ 07865 (908) 832-7968), LOC 94-72779., 15 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S300] World Family Tree, Beverly Branning Green, (Volume 5, #0421 The source for most of this was Dexter book, Narrowsburg Library, Margaret Dexter, Bradley Article, deeds, DAR patriot book.).

    7. [S298] Annette Dexter Ancestor Report, Terrill Hayes , (10/27/2000 Terrill & Laureen Hayes are descended from Virgil Young Dexter who m. Priscilla Jane Sherwood.), 5 (Reliability: 3).