Eleazer Dexter Sr.

Male5 July 1765–18 January 1814

Brief Life History of Eleazer

When Eleazer Dexter Sr. was born on 5 July 1765, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Dexter, was 30 and his mother, Thankful Freeman, was 23. He married Abigail Dexter on 8 April 1784, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1813. He died on 18 January 1814, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hardwick Cemetery, Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer Dexter Sr.
Charity Williams
Marriage: 18 June 1786
Abigail Dexter
Bathsheba Carver Dexter
Alma Dexter
Arathusa Dexter
Charity Williams Dexter
Joseph Dean Dexter
Seth Dexter
Willard Dexter
Arethusa Dexter
Thankful Freeman Dexter
Eleazer Dexter Jr.

Sources (23)

  • Ebenr Dexter, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Eliezer Dexter, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Eleazer Dexter, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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  • Marriage
    18 June 1786Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 11

    New York is the 11th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 16

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dexter(e), dei(gh)ester, deyster ‘dyer’ (Old English deaʒestre, deʒ(e)stre). The word originally denoted a female dyer, but came to be used for dyers of both sexes. Compare Dyer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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