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Ichabod Dexter[1]

Male 1737 - 1797  (59 years)


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  • Name Ichabod Dexter  [2
    Born 24 Jun 1737  Athol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1797  [4
    Person ID I114368  My Genealogy

    Father Samuel Dexter,   b. 14 Dec 1708, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Clark,   b. 18 Mar 1713/14, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 May 1732  By Rev. Timothy Ruggles/Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F48922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail,   b. 21 Jul 1742,   d. 7 Apr 1797  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Clark Dexter
     2. Miriam Dexter,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Benjamin Dexter
     4. Lucy Dexter,   b. 6 Jul 1762,   d. 19 May 1833  (Age 70 years)
     5. Rhoda Dexter,   b. 1769,   d. 9 Aug 1845  (Age 76 years)
     6. Lydia Dexter,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Betty Dexter
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F49062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ichabod has a lengthy biography in Warden, p.49. He was a blacksmith by trade and was in the French and Indian War. He was at the taking of old Fort Ticonderoga, when all the men in line on both sides of him were shot down, and his clothes were riddled with bullets, but none happened to draw blood. He and his brother, Samuel, were taken prisoners by the Indians, at one time, who started with them for Canada. As they camped one night, the Indians fell asleep and were killed by Ichabod and Samuel. They found it nearly impossible to travel through the woods or to obtain food and had to kill and eat a dog that was with them.

      Ichabod was elected selectman of Athol in 1768, and at the alarm at Lexington he led a company of minutemen from that town. He was afterward Captain of a company in the field in Col. Doolittle's regiment. He moved to Hardwick in 1780 and was selectman there in 1781-82, 1785; elected Representative, 1782-83. He was an active promoter of Shays Rebellion in 1786, but afterward made his peace with the government.

  • 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), 33 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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), 33,48 (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), 50 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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), 32 (Reliability: 3).