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Benjamin Dexter[1]

Male 1670 - 1732  (59 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Dexter  [2
    Born 16 Feb 1669/70  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1730 and 1732  Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I113971  My Genealogy

    Father William Dexter,   b. 1630, Alton, Wilts, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Vincent,   b. Abt 1634, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Jul 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F48925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Vincent Arnold,   b. Abt 1674, Of Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 110 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1695  Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Children 
     1. Noah Dexter,   b. 26 Mar 1697, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755  (Age 57 years)
     2. James Dexter,   b. 27 Jul 1698, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1775  (Age 77 years)
     3. Benjamin Dexter,   b. 4 Mar 1699/00, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738  (Age 37 years)
     4. Sarah Dexter,   b. 1 Jul 1702, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1783, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Josiah Dexter,   b. 12 Nov 1704, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1769  (Age 64 years)
     6. Constant Dexter,   b. 27 Nov 1706, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Samuel Dexter,   b. 14 Dec 1708, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ephraim Dexter,   b. 27 May 1711, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1774  (Age 63 years)
     9. Daniel Dexter,   b. 29 Jul 1713, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Joanna Dexter,   b. 12 Dec 1715, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Seth Dexter,   b. 3 Oct 1718, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1793  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Warden states: He moved to Rochester with his father where he died in 1732.
      "Benjamin was a farmer and sold land in 1693 to Moses Barlow, in 1699 to John Hammond, in 1723 to Edward Winslow, in 1715 to John Corning. All of this land was inherited from his father."
      When he died his estate was valued at 1047 pounds. At the father's death James Dexter was made guardian of the two young children, Seth and Joanna.

      Benjamin's will is reprinted in Warden, p.20-22.

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

    2. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 19 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S360] Smith, Jr., comp., Leonard H., Vital Records of SoutheasternMassachusetts: Volume 3 - Barnstable and Sandwich, Smith, Col. Leonard H., Jr., comp., (Name: Owl Books; Location: Clearwater, Flordia; Date: 1982;), F63 .V57., p. 121 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 12 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S358] Torrey, ed., Clarance Almon, New England Mariages Prior to 1700, Torrey, Clarance Almon, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Location: Balitmore:; Date:1985;), ISBN 0-8063-1102-9., p. 218 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S360] Smith, Jr., comp., Leonard H., Vital Records of SoutheasternMassachusetts: Volume 3 - Barnstable and Sandwich, Smith, Col. Leonard H., Jr., comp., (Name: Owl Books; Location: Clearwater, Flordia; Date: 1982;), F63 .V57., p. 21 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S357] Dexter Mailing List, (Dexter-L@Rootsweb.com), "David Creelman" on 3/28/2001. (Reliability: 3).