Deacon Isaac Dexter, Sr.

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Deacon Isaac Dexter, Sr.

Birthplace: Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: December 15, 1804 (58)
Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
Place of Burial: Wayne, Kennebec County, ME, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Constant Dexter and Meribah Dexter
Husband of Keziah Oseah Dexter
Father of Dea. Constant Dexter; Mercy Lambert; Nathaniel Dexter; Freeman Dexter; Rev. Stephen Dexter and 6 others
Brother of Betsey Randall; Meribah Sogg-Childs; Drusilla Hamblin; Sarah Dexter; Nathan Dexter and 3 others

Managed by: Scott Christopher Swingle
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About Deacon Isaac Dexter, Sr.

Birth: Jun. 13, 1746 Rochester Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA Death: Dec. 15, 1804 Wayne Kennebec County Maine, USA

Isaac Dexter, born in Rochester, Mass., prob 13 Jun. 1746*, settled in New Sandwich (now Wayne) in 1779 with his wife Keziah (Wing) Dexter and his sons, Stephen, Nathaniel, Freeman and Constant. His other sons, Gideon, Isaac Jr., and Amasa, were born in Wayne. He settled on Lot#148 on the pond now called Dexter Pond. Isaac built his home on the west side of the pond in Wayne since that portion of the lot was best suited for tillage. Isaac was a Baptist, and the early religious meetings were held in his barn. The Baptist church of Wayne was organized at his house on 9 Jan 1794, and he was chosen as one of the deacons. His wife, Keziah Wing, daughter of Nathaniel Wing, Jr and Mercy Handy, was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts 31 Dec 1746. She is presumably buried next to him though if she ever had a grave marker, it has long since vanished. It is claimed that Isaac built the first framed house in the town. In 1801 he was chairman of the board of selectmen; in 1802 he was collector of taxes. He died in 1804. He marched on the Lexington Alarm of 19 April 1775 and likely participated in the Battle of Saratoga. Dexter, Isaac, Sandwich. Sargent, Capt. Ward Swift's (2nd Sandwich) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days. Dexter, Isaac, Sandwich. Capt. Barachiah Bassett's Co.; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp at Cambridge dated Jan 13, 1770. Dexter, Isaac, Sandwich (also given Rochester). List of men raised for Continental service [year not given]; residence, Sandwich; engages for town of Dartmouth; also, Private, 8th co., Col. John Bailey's regt.: Continental Army pay accounts for service May 18, 1777, to Oct 18, 1777; credited to town of Dartmouth; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light, hair, light; residence, Rochester; term, 3 years.

  • Rochester VR give Isaac's date of birth as Jun 13 but the VR recorded on p. 14 of the so-called "Book 100" of the Wayne, Maine Historical Society give his date of birth as Jan 13. While either could be correct it is more likely that the VR in his place of birth are correct. The Wayne entry may have been copied from a Bible record and, if so, could easily have mistranscribed "Jan" for "Jun."

Family links:

 Keziah Wing Dexter (1747 - 1800)*
 Constant Dexter (1767 - 1842)*
 Mercy Dexter Lambert (1768 - 1855)*
 Nathaniel Dexter (1771 - 1850)*
 Freeman Dexter (1773 - 1840)*
 Stephen Dexter (1776 - 1836)*
 Gideon Dexter (1779 - 1867)*
 Isaac Dexter (1783 - 1864)*
 Amasa Dexter (1786 - 1874)*
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Inscription: I. Dexter Died Dec 15 1804/ Aged 59

Note: Revolutionary War Veteran's Marker

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Wayne Kennebec County Maine, USA

Created by: Thomas W Frank Record added: Nov 10, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 44146290


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Deacon Isaac Dexter, Sr.'s Timeline

January 13, 1746
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
August 9, 1767
Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA, United States
January 22, 1769
Sandwich, Barnstable, MA USA
May 14, 1771
Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
September 14, 1773
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
February 23, 1776
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
February 23, 1776
Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA, United States
November 11, 1779
Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine, United States