Thomas I. Dexter

b. Abt 1594-Bristol, England d. 9 Feb 1676

Mary Fuller

b. Abt 1597-Sandwich, Barnstable, Barnstalbe, MA d. Bet 1629/1630



Their Family:

01. Mary DEXTER (b. Abt 1620-, , England)
      Married Oct 1639 to:
01. John FREND

02. Thomas DEXTER Jr (b. 1620-, , England; d. 30 Dec 1686-Sandwich, Barnstable, MA)
      Married 8 Nov 1648 to:
02. Elizabeth Mary VINCENT (b. Abt 1628-Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; d. 19 Mar 1714-Sandwich, Barnstable, MA)

03. Frances DEXTER (b. Abt 1626-, , England)
      Married in 1647 to:
03. Richard WOODEE Sgt. (or Woody)

04. William DEXTER (b. 1628; d. 1694-Rochester, Plymouth, MA)
      Married Jul 1653 to:
04. Sarah VINCENT (b. 1634-Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; d. 1694-Barnstable, Barnstable, MA)




Notes:

Facts about Thomas Dexter: 1: b: Bet. 1594 - 1606 in England, perhaps Bristol>Lynn, MA>came to America in 1629-1630 d: February 9, 1676/77 in Boston, MA>King's Chapel burying ground in Oliver tomb Fact 2: 1633 built bridge over Saugus River Fact 3: built mill near Lynn, built first Iron works Fact 4: bought land of Indian Chief Pognanum or Soganum Fact 5: not a meek man as indicated by frequent altercations Fact 6: one of the foremost men of his times Fact 7: called 'Father Dexter' Clarice Griggs sent a 3 by 5 card with this birth and marriage info on: "Frances Dexter dl./Thos of Lynn, m. Richard Woodee Sgt-1647, son of Richard & Annie Woodee. Had 8 CHILDREN. Clarice Griggs sent a 3 by 5 card with this info on: "Paul Revere is a desc of one of the daughter of Thos of Lynn. This I found in a book "Paul Revere" by Callico." "Thomas Dexter was Paul Revere's great great-grandfather" Forbes p 14- "Paul Revere." 26 June 1991-Letter from Paul Dexter, 791 Cascade Dr.; Sunnyvale, CA 94087 tells a bit more about Paul Revere's ancestry. FGR data came from him. "Paul Revere was born at the end of 1734 and baptized on Jan. 1, 1735. His father, Apollos Rivoire, was born 11/30/1702 and came to Boston about 1715 where he became apprenticed to John Coney a very fine silversmith. . .he bought his release from apprenticeship in 1722. He md. Deborah Hitchbourn in 1729. Their first child was a girl born Feb 17, 1732, baptized Deborah." He goes on to say that one of his great grandfathers was Thomas Dexter and a grandfather was Richard Woody who md Frances Dexter in 1647. He was not sure if they were "great great" or of what generation removed from Paul Revere. Eliz Rowe Day letter, 10 Jun 1991: "I did find he [Thomas Dexter Sr.] had a brother-in-law, JOHN FULLER aged 30 (Nov 1651-Records & Files of the Quarterly Courts I-p 241-). Dexter met FULLER in Boston to sell Lady Moody's farm- Afterwards being in Lynn, his brother-in-law, Dexter, told Fuller the farm was sold to Mr. King." GENEALOGY OF THE DEXTER FAMILY IN AMERICA compiled by WARDEN and DEXTER, Worcester, MA. 1905. pg 6:1637 he and nine others obtained from the Plymouth Colony court a grant of the twp of Sandwich. He went there and built the first grist mill. He did not remain there long, however, for in 1638, he had 350 acres assigned to him as one of the inhabitants of Lynn. He remained in Lynn until 1646. About this time he purchased two farms in Barnstable, one adjoining the mill-stream and afterwards occupied by his son WILLIAM, and the other farm on the northeastern declivity of "Scroton Hill." (much more about THOMAS DEXTER SR. pages 5-9.) _______________________________ SANDWICH: "It is ordered (say the Plymouth Records) that these ten men of Saugus. . . , Thomas Dexter . . . shall have liberty to view a place to sit down on." . . The other (48) proprietors listed included Anthony Besse, John Fish, Nathaniel Fish, Jonathan Fish, Andrew Hallet and John Vincent. from Historical Collections by John Warner Barber, pg 52. ________________________________ THE REGISTER OF THE LYNN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lynn Mass. No X11 SLFH US/CAN 974.45/L2 no. 12-13 1908-1909 pg 63. At Nahant, lived Poquanum or Dark Skin, also called Duke William, Black Will. In 1630 he sold Nahant to Thomas Dexter for a suit of clothes. ________________________________ GENEALOGICAL NOTES OF BARNSTABLE FAMILIES, a reprint of the AMOS OTIS PAPERS, orig pub in the Barnstable Patriot. Revised by D.F. Swift, Vol l, F.P. Gross, Publishers and Printers, Barnstable, Mass. 1888. p 315-326. All regarding "MR. THOMAS DEXTER, SENIOR, and descendants. footnote: "One of Mr. Dexter's descendants writes that the absence of all reference to any WIFE in numerous deeds, dating back to 1639, seems to make it certain that he was a widower when he came over [came over in 1629 or 1630], or lost his wife early in his residence here. The fact that his youngest daughter was marriageable in 1639, would seem also neccesarily to throw back his birth date to 1595 which would make him 81 to 86 when he died." pg 317: "Mar 3, 1645-6, THOMAS DEXTER of Sandwich. . .both (Sr. and Jr) were residents in Sandwich that year. The father did not remain long in Sandwich. Mr. Freeman says he left in 1648, he was certainly of Barnstable in 1651, and was an inhabitant of that town till 1670, probably till 1675. About the year 1646 he purchased two farms in Barnstable. . ." pg 320: "In 1657 MR. DEXTER took the oath of fidelity and was admitted a freeman of the Plymouth Colony June 1, 1658. For the suceeding 18 years he appears to have lived a quiet retired life, on his farm at Scorton Hill. . .During his life, he appears to have conveyed his mill and his large real estate in Sandwich to his son THOMAS, and his W Barnstable farm to WILLIAM, retaining his Scorton Hill farm and his personal estate for his own use. The latter farm he sold about the year 1675 to William Troop and removed to Boston...last days with a married daughter, where he died in 1677 at an advanced age." p 319: "After his death his administrators, Capt. James Oliver, his son-in-law, an eminent merchant of Boston, and his grandson, THOMAS, of Sandwich. . . and in 1695, after the death of THOMAS DEXTER ,3d,. . ." p.317, footnote: "In my investigations, I have been unable to ascertain who built the first mill on the stream now known as Jones's mill stream at West Barnstable. Mr. Dexter's lands were partly bounded by that stream, and I should not be surprised if some future investigator should ascertain that he built the first mill at West Barnstable, also the Old Stone Fort, to which frequent reference is made in the Crocker article. On Wed last I was at Sandwich, and for the first time examined the records of that town for information respecting the Dexter family. I found much that I regret that I had not known before writing this article. The records, in almost every instance, and I am not certain but in every instance, refer to the SECOND THOMAS DEXTER. A deed of his to the town of Sandwich, is an exceedingly interesting document." pg 320: "In 1657 MR. DEXTER [Sr.] took the oath of fidelity and was admitted a freeman of the Plymouth Colony June 1, 1658. For the suceeding 18 years he appears to have lived a quiet retired life, on his farm at Scorton Hill. . .During his life, he appears to have conveyed his mill and his large real estate in Sandwich to his son THOMAS, and his W Barnstable farm to WILLIAM, retaining his Scorton Hill farm and his personal estate for his own use. The latter farm he sold about the year 1675 to William Troop and removed to Boston...last days with a married daughter, where he died in 1677 at an advanced age." p 319: "After his death his administrators, Capt. James Oliver, his son-in-law, an eminent merchant of Boston, and his grandson, THOMAS, of Sandwich. . . and in 1695, after the death of THOMAS DEXTER ,3d,. . ." p321: "It is certain that he [Thomas Dexter SR.] had I. THOMAS, born in England, settled in Sandwich. II. MARY, who md Oct 1639, Mr. John Frend, who died young. Before Aug 1655, as is shown by a deed in Suffolk Registry, she had md Capt. James Oliver. They left no children. And he probably had III. WILLIAM who settled in Barnstable. IV. FRANCIS, who md Richard Wooddy. They had eight children. They lived some years in Roxbury. In 1695 Mary and Frances, who were then widows brought the 4th suit in behalf of their father's claim upon Nahant, against the town of Lynn, once more in vain." p321: SOURCE: (1) From charts prepared by Miriam Dexter; INFORMATION: (1) Resided at Lynn, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony (1629-30);

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