Major John Dexter

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John Dexter

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Death: April 23, 1706 (53)
Providence, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Place of Burial: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Gregory Dexter and Abigail Dexter
Husband of Alice Jenckes (Smith)
Father of Stephen Dexter; James Dexter; Anne Brown; Alice Olney; John Dexter, Jr. and 4 others
Brother of Stephen Dexter; James Dexter; Abigail Angell and Peleg Dexter

Occupation: Major
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
Last Updated:

About Major John Dexter

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15705523

Source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dexter-52

ISSUE: The record at wikitree contradicts itself. It says he was born September 6, 1650. But the text says November 6, 1652

1) John Dexter, son of Rev. Gregory Dexter, was born November 6, 1652, at Providence, Rhode Island, and married, February 16, 1688, Alice, born in 1665, daughter of John and Sarah (Whipple) Smith.

He was deputy much of the time from 1680 to 1705 ; Was a member of the town council in 1688-99; 1700-01; assistant in 1690-91; and major in 1699-1700; 1702; 1703; 1705. He was speaker of the house of deputies in 1704-05.

He died April 23, 1706. His widow remarried, marrying in 1727, Hon. Joseph Jenckes, Governor of Rhode Island, She died February 19, 1736.

The children of Major John Dexter, all born at Providence, were:

1. Stephen, born April 15, 1689 (m. Susannah Whipple;

2. James, born February 22, 1691 (m. Mary Whipple);

3. John Jr., born October 24, 1692.

4. Mary, born April 30, 1694 (m. John Angell);

5. Abigail, born April 26, 1696 (m. Arthur Fenner and Elisha Greene);

6. Sarah, born June 27, 1698 (m. John Comstock);

7. Phebe, born August 4, 1700 (m. Thomas Kelton) ;

8. Anna, born November 6, 1702 (m. John Brown);

9. Alice, born October 14, 1705 (m. William Olney).

3,4) North Burial Ground, Providence,Providence County, RI Section AB Map # 01044. DEXTER:John 1652-1706 (on the stone of Gregory Dexter)

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Sources

1) Dexter genealogy: being a record of the families descending from Rev. Gregory Dexter; with notes and biographical sketches of each parent . (1859) by Sylvanus Chace Newman

3) Burial: North Burial Ground, Providence,Providence County, RI Section AB Map # 01044. DEXTER: Gregory 1601- 1700.

4) Find A Grave Memorial# 15705523

↑ Entered by Chris Hoyt, Feb 20, 2012

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Major John Dexter's Timeline

1652
November 6, 1652
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1689
April 15, 1689
Age 36
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1690
February 22, 1690
Age 37
Providence, Providence, RI
1698
June 27, 1698
Age 45
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
1700
August 4, 1700
Age 47
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1702
November 6, 1702
Age 50
Providence, Rhode Island
1705
October 14, 1705
Age 52
Providence, Providence, RI
1706
April 23, 1706
Age 53
Providence, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1880
January 13, 1880
Age 53