William Fessenden Dresser

2 August 1799–
Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of William Fessenden

When William Fessenden Dresser was born on 2 August 1799, in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Jonathan Dresser Jr, was 41 and his mother, Elisabeth Walker, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Dresser Jr
1757–1814
Elisabeth Walker
1760–1849
Sarah Foster Dresser
1785–
Elizabeth Walker Dresser
1786–1868
Nancy Dresser
1787–1832
John Dresser
1790–1790
John Foster Dresser
1792–1861
Nehemiah Charles Dresser
1793–
Harriet Dresser
1795–1845
Johnathan Dresser
1797–
William Fessenden Dresser
1799–
Zilpha Dresser
1801–1868
Joseph Dresser
1803–1894
Louisa Childs Dresser
1807–1861

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Sarah Foster Dresser

    Female1785–Female

    Elizabeth Walker Dresser

    Female1786–1868Female

    Female1787–1832Female

    John Dresser

    Male1790–1790Male

    Male1792–1861Male

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1805

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 31

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 German: eastern variant of Drescher .2 English: from an agent derivative of Middle English dressen ‘to arrange’ (in certain specific senses), possibly an occupational name for someone who dressed or finished cloth. Compare Fuller .

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Fessenden Dresser, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • William Fessenden Dresser, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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