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Jonathan Dexter, III[1]

Male 1802 - 1868  (65 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Dexter  [2, 3
    Suffix III 
    Born 11 Aug 1802  Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1868  [5
    Buried Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I105873  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  [8
    Family ID F46323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jennette Seymour,   b. 1805,   d. 8 Apr 1834  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1825  Cochecton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. David Dexter,   b. 11 May 1826, Narrowsburg, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1913, At Home Of His Son, Charles, Westcolang, Pike Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Moses Young Dexter,   b. 28 Aug 1830, Damascus Twp., Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1899, At Home In Berlin Twp., Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. George Dexter,   b. 30 Sep 1832, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1908  (Age 75 years)
     4. Louisa Jennette Dexter,   b. 1834,   d. Nov 1861  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Phoebe Anne Reynolds,   b. 4 May 1819, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1900, Scranton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1836  Cochecton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Elias T. Dexter,   b. 24 Sep 1837,   d. 10 Jul 1907, Garfield, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Sarah Armanda Dexter,   b. 18 Jul 1839,   d. 28 Jan 1863  (Age 23 years)
     3. Jonathan S. Dexter,   b. 11 Mar 1843,   d. 12 Sep 1913  (Age 70 years)
     4. Thomas R. Dexter,   b. 16 Sep 1847, Damascus Twp., Wayne Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1930, Narrowsburg, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Octavia M. Dexter,   b. 18 Dec 1849,   d. 5 Feb 1933  (Age 83 years)
     6. Victoria Dexter,   b. 24 Jun 1853,   d. 13 Apr 1932  (Age 78 years)
     7. Silas D. Dexter,   b. 30 Aug 1857,   d. 28 Jul 1922  (Age 64 years)
     8. Harriet Dexter,   b. 24 Feb 1860,   d. 1935  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was the 3rd Justice of the Peace at Big Eddy.
      Tombstone under a large tree at Glen Cove Cemetery.
      The Glen Cove Cemetery Listing at the Delaware Co. web site has his death year as 1868.
      The 1850 census listed a second Thomas as living in the Jonathan Dexter home, no age given.
      All children but Phebe (NY) were born in PA.
      Another Moses Dexter family lived in the next house. A Daniel Dexter family also lived in the next home. Probably all brothers.

      There is an Elam Dexter buried near Jonathan and Phebe d. 2/27/1864 age 43y, 11m, 17d (from Glen Cove listing).

      From August 29, 1850 Census, Damascus Twp., Wayne Co., PA, dwelling #231, family #232, Henry Welsh, Enumerator:
      Value of Attended Can read &
      Name: Age: Sex: Occupation: Real Estate: Born: School: Write:
      Jonathon Dexter 49 M Farmer $1,000 NY No
      Phebe 30 F NY
      David 23 M Farmer PA
      Moses 21 M PA
      George 19 M PA Yes
      Louisa 16 F PA
      Elias 13 M PA Yes
      Sarah 10 F PA Yes
      Jonathon 7 M PA Yes
      Thomas 4 M PA
      Octavia 7/12 F PA
      Thomas M PA
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      Will of Jonathan DEXTER

      Surrogate Court, Wills, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, DEXTER, Jonathan, Damascus 2-291-292:

      Wayne Co. Will Book 2:291, No. 1156 Last Will and Testament of Jonathan Dexter

      In the name of God amen I Jonathon DEXTER of the Township of Damascus County of Wayne and state of Pennsylvania being sick in body but of sound mind memory and understanding. (Praised be God for it.) Considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be better prepaired to leave this world whenever it Should please God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first and principally I commited my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and as to my affairs here my desire is to be Buried decently and that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as conveniently may be. I give and bequeath the farm situate in the Township of Damascus County and State aforesaid known as the Homestead or Residence to my two sons Thomas and Silas Reserving for my dear wife Phebe Ann Her maintenance from the same during her life or as long as she remains my widow also to use and occupy the Dwelling house as long as she
      remains a widow as aforesaid and to have and to hold the household goods Beds and Bedding Chairs tables Stoves Spinning wheels and all thing belonging to the household for her benefit and to bring up the minor Children I give and bequeath to my two minor Children Daughters Victoria and Harriet one hundred dollars each on their becoming twenty one years of age. And to my daughter Octavia I give and bequeath ten dollars to Amanda Canfield I give and bequeath fifty dollars to my grand son Marion Thomas I give and bequeath ten dollars.

      And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Jonathan Stanton of Damascus aforesaid Sole executor and my Wife Ann Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament declaring all former Wills void and further Request the Executor and Executrix to see to and give the four minor Children a good Common English Education as circumstances will permit - and the outstanding dues and demands I recommend to be collected and applied on my just debts which I think will satisfy the same if not to sell some of the stock on the farm to discharge the same and I bequest the personal property after paying as aforesaid to my wife to keep and bring up the minor Children the two boys and girls above cited.. In Testimony whereof I the Testator have to this My last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the fourth day of April AD 1867.

      Jonathan Dexter (LS)

      Signed sealed and declared by said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other hast subscribed our names as witnesses.

      Wayne County, PA
      T W [illegible]
      John [illegible -- Huber or Haber?]
      Stephen C. Wright

      This day before me Thomas Hawley Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration personally came John [illegible -- Huber or Haber?] and Stephen C. Wright the subscribing witnesses to the above Will who being duly sworn according to law do say that they were present and saw and heard Johnathan Dexter the Testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief. Witness my hand and seal at the Registers Office in Honesdale this 10th day of February 1868. {Reg. Seal} Thomas Hawkey Register

      And now to wit in the same day Letters Testamentary were granted to the above name Executor and Executrix. (See files) Thomas Hawkey Register
      Probated 2/10/1868 (Popielarz).

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

    2. [S1669] Maxine .

    3. [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.).

    4. [S1665] US Census 1850.

    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., 9 (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. [S256] Glen Cove Cemetery Listing, Sullivan Co., NY, Edey Werman , (http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/ny/sullivan/cemeteries/glencove.txt).

    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).

    9. [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., p.9 (Reliability: 3).