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Thomas Dexter, Jr.[1]

Male Abt 1623 - 1686  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Thomas Dexter  [2, 3
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1623  Bristol, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1686  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I113998  My Genealogy

    Father Thomas Dexter, Sr.,   b. Between 1594 and 1606, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 26 Oct 1676 and 9 Feb 1676/77, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Parkhurst,   b. 1609, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jan 1656/57 
    Family ID F48933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Vincent,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1713/14  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1648  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Mary Dexter,   b. 11 Aug 1649, Sandwich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Dexter,   b. 21 Sep 1651, Sandwich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1660, Sandwich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     3. Thomas Dexter,   b. 1653, Sandwich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1679  (Age 26 years)
     4. John Dexter,   b. 1656, Sandwich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Dexter,   b. 7 Apr 1660
     6. Abigail Dexter,   b. 12 Jun 1663, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1715, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From "Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, 1905" by Warden and Dexter:
      "Thomas Dexter, son of Thomas Dexter, was born in England and came to this country with his father. In 1647 he was chosen constable for the town of Sandwich. This proves that he must have been born before the family came to America, as he must have been over twenty-four years of age when elected constable. In 1648 he kept the mill that his father built in 1640. In 1655 he was commissioned Ensign of a company of militia, which office he held many years, and was known as "Ensign Dexter." He served upon the jury very often between 1652 and 1659, and was elected surveyor of highways and collector of taxes 1675, and the record says he was an inn-keeper 1860. He did not have the fondness for lawsuits that his father had, but he did inherit some of his father's quarrels about line fences, but these he settled by adjustment. In one case when there was a dispute between the town of Sandwich and him, the matter was left to Mr. Thomas Prence, Mr. Thomas Hinckley and Mr. Constant Southworth to settle. These men were among the most prominent men in the colony." In 1663 they were a "committee to settle the boundary between Sandwich and Plymouth. In 1655 he was, according to the usages of the times, entitled to the honor of being styled "Mister," and in the latter part of his life, being a large landowner, was styled "Gentleman." He appears to have been a worthy man, enterprising, useful, a good neighbor and a good citizen. In addition to the land received from his father, he was granted 100 acres upland in Sandwich in 1667.

  • 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), 9 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S363] Warden, comp., William A., Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America:Descendants of Thomas Dexter, Warden, William A. and Robert L. Dexter, comp., (Name: The Blanchard Press; Location: Worcester, Mass; Date: 1905;), p. 9-11 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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., 3 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S364] Buchanan Family Genealogy, Craig Buchanan , (http://www15.pair.com/buchanan/genes/gsheets/dextatki.htm 8/2/2001.).

    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. 191 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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), 10 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [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).