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Jonathan Dexter, Jr.[1]

Male 1774 - 1830  (50 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Dexter  [2, 3
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1774  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1824 and 1830  [6
    Person ID I105869  My Genealogy

    Father Jonathan Dexter, Sr.,   b. 20 Aug 1753, Litchfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, Prob. Narrowsburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Charity Thomas,   b. 1755, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1773  Narrowsburg, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F46328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Laura,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ennis,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Prob. Died Young Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1794  [8
    Children 
     1. Moses T. Dexter,   b. 15 Dec 1794, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1872  (Age 77 years)
     2. Aaron Dexter,   b. 9 Jun 1796, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1870, Morristown, Rice Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. William Dexter,   b. 1799, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1863  (Age 64 years)
     4. Daniel Dexter,   b. Aug 1800, Prob. Narrowsburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1861  (Age ~ 61 years)
     5. Thomas Dexter,   b. Abt 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jonathan Dexter, III,   b. 11 Aug 1802, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1868  (Age 65 years)
     7. Polly Dexter,   d. Bef 5 Sep 1840
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • per: Coe Dexter Manuscript@Narrowsburg Library, NY.
      enlisted Feb 1, 1776 in 2nd Segment of NY Troops. Much has been written and related about Jonathan Dexter. Judge in Sullivan Co., Prominent Freemason, builder of Narrowsburg bridge and many other achievements. Still alive in 1824. Census date of death and burial place not certain. Prosperous entrepreneur, sawmill, tanneries, landowner - Holbert Mill, settled in Sullivan Co. Tusten Narrowsburg.
      Source: BBG research - Coe Dexter manuscript - Skinner notes, deeds per hist. of Sullivan Co. living at Homans Eddy, Narrowsburg in 1792.

      From Hist. of Sullivan Co., one of the most intelligent of the early inhabitants. One of the Justices of the Peace first appointed after the passage of the act erecting the county; was a member of the first grand jury, and represented Lumberland in 1819 in the Board of Supervisors. Subsequently a Judge of the County Court.
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      Jonathan was appointed Justice of the Peace for Lumberland on June 1, 1809.
      "History of Sullivan County", James Eldridge Quinlan edited by David M. Gold, Marielle Press, South Fallsburg, NY 1993, pp. 102-3.
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      From Popielarz:
      He bought for 203 pounds of New York lawful money some 979 acres of land along the Delaware River from Jonathan Hasbrouck of Kingston, NY, on 23 June 1797. (Ulster Co. Deed Book 00:221).
      Jonathan was an active member of the St. Tammany Masonic Lodge. Arthur Meyers says: "The charter was issued by the Grand Lodge of PA on June 24, 1800 with Reuben Skinner (brother of Daniel) as Master, Aaron Pierce as Sr. Warden and Jonathan Dexter as Jr. Warden."
      In 1803 Jonathan was listed as master of the Lodge. The lodge met at St. Tammany's flats until 1812 when the meetings were moved to Caleb Laggett's Tavern in the villiage of Damascus, PA. It was here according to family tradition that Jonathan's wife hid in a closet and listened to the Masonic rituals. This created an uproar in the Lodge.

      Jonathan of the town of Lumberland, Sullivan Co., NY purchased property at Montague, NJ, on 2 May 1803 (Sussex Co. Deed Book K: 78). He and his wife Laura sold it on 1 Feb 1814.

      On 29 Oct 1814, Jonathan and Jeremiah Lillie purchased 100 acres of land along the Delaware River in Damascus Twp., Wayne Co., PA, from Amos Tyler and his wife Sarah for $1,000 (Wayne Co. Deed Book 4:165). On 13 May 1815, Jonathan and Jeremiah also purchased for $1,000 another 100 acres in Damascus along the Delaware from Joseph Mitchell and his wife Abigail, Stephen Mitchell and his wife Hannah, and Abraham Mitchell and his wife Mary.

      Jonathan was alive in 1824 when he was listed in a deed transfer in Sullivan Co., NY. As Laura is listed as head of household in the 1830 census, Jonathan apparently died between 1824 and 1830.

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

    2. [S1669] Maxine .

    3. [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., 2 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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.).

    5. [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.).

    6. [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., 6 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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., 1 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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).