Abigail DEXTER

Female 1744 - 1834  (89 years)


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  • Name Abigail DEXTER 
    Born 16 Mar 1744  Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1834  Cannonsville, Delaware Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cannonsville Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1235  Clancy Ancestors
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father Jacob WARNER 
    Mother Elizabeth GOODMAN,   b. 5 Feb 1671 
    Family ID F926  Group Sheet

    Father Ephraim DEXTER,   b. 27 May 1711, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1774, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Martha CLARK,   b. 1713, Wallingford, New Haven, Colony Of Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754, Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1735  Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F521  Group Sheet

    Family Joseph CANNON,   b. 14 Dec 1745, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1807, Pinefield, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1768  Rochester, Plymouth Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Joseph CANNON,   b. 23 Jul 1782, Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818  (Age > 37 years)
     2. Dexter CANNON,   b. Abt 1776,   d. Aft 1818  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Ancel CANNON,   b. Abt 1774, Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. Blossom CANNON,   b. Abt 1772, Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1807, Delaware Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     5. Weight CANNON,   b. 17 Oct 1770, New Bedford, Bristol Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1804, Cannonsville, Delaware Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. Nathaniel CANNON
    +7. Abigail CANNON,   b. Abt 1783, Southwick, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Tompkins, Delaware Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +8. Eliza Jane CANNON,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 1805, Cannonsville, Delaware Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     9. Rachel CANNON,   b. Abt 1791, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Clark CANNON,   b. Abt 1773, Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Southwick, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • # ID: I0069
      # Name: Abigal DEXTER
      # Sex: F
      # Name: Abigail DEXTER
      # Birth: 16 MAR 1744/45 in Rochester, MA
      # Death: 1834 in Cannonsville, NY
      # Burial: Cannonsville Cemetery, Moved to Pepaction, Lot Number 197
      # _FA6: ABT. 1960 Grave removal witnessed by Mrs. Dwight A. Pope
      # Reference Number: 69
      # Note:
      Abigail Dexter's father's name was Ephriam Dexter, born 27 May 1711. Her
      Mother's name was Sarah Clark, Bapt. at Scituate, MA, May 3 1719.
      Ephriam Dexter's second wife's name was Martha, widow of Return Wait,
      where the name "Wait" gets into the family. This is from a family
      history written by Florence Cannon Barnard.
      Abigail Cannon is listed in th 1810 Census of Delaware County, NY,
      four people in her household. 1 male 16+, 1 female 10 years, one female
      16+ and herself.

      Father: Ephriam DEXTER b: 27 MAY 1711 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA
      Mother: Martha CLARK b: 1713

      Marriage 1 Joseph Cannon #1 b: 14 DEC 1745 in Barnstable, MA

      * Married: 24 NOV 1768 in Rochester, MA
      * Event: Intentions filed 24 NOV 1468 in Plymouth County Records

      # ID: I0097
      # Name: Joseph Cannon #1
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: 14 DEC 1745 in Barnstable, MA
      # Death: 4 JUN 1807 in Pinefield, Delaware County, NY
      # Burial: Cannonsville Cemetery, Moved to Pepaction, Lot Number 196
      # _FA6: verified by Society of Mayflower Decendants MD 31:151
      # _FA7: 4 AUG 2001 Verified by the Daughter's of the American Revolution.
      # _FA8: 19 APR 1775 Served in the American Revolution
      # Reference Number: 97
      # Note:
      # Note:
      July 2001 I received the application form the Mayflower Descendants Society, August 5, 2001 this branch of the Cannon family is eligible for the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joseph Cannon 1 fought in the revolution. The following is quoted from the "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors"
      # Note:
      Cannon, Joseph, Rochester, Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. Theophilus Cotton's Reg., which marched in consequence of the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt Nataniel Hammond's Col, Col Ebenezer Sprout's Reg; service 15 days (Probably in Dec., 1776:); Company reported to have marched from Rochester to Rhode Island on an
      alarm; Also, Capt. Samuel Brigg's Col, Col. Theophilis Cotten's Reg., Gen Palmor's brigade; service, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R.I., Sept. 29,1777.
      # Note:
      Cannon Family History on file with the Delaware County Historical Society
      # Note:
      Joseph Cannon and his wife Abigail Dexter moved to Cannonsville sometime after 1796. I located Joseph Cannon, Clark, Cannon, Blossom Cannon and Wait Cannon on the 1800 Census for Delaware County NY. They had a son Wait that came to Cannonsville in 1796. This was ten years after Jesse Dickinson first ascended the Delaware,(River). The following is the Cannon Family History written about 1892, and on file with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware County, NY. Wait Cannon brought his wife from Sharon, CT. all the way on horseback to this then wild and dreary wilderness of pines, much the way with no road but the Indian trail. wait Cannon put up the house where Samuel Hathaway now lives, and lived there until hi s death in 1804. His age was about 24 years. Wait Cannon left three children, Wait, Eliza and Persis. Wait Cannon had a brother Joseph to came to Pinefield. His homestead was on the farm now owned by G.L. Hoag (for many years owned by John Fletcher.)Wait Cannon, son of Wait and Persis Cannon married Sarah Jones. He was at one time in the mercantile business in Masonville. He went from there to Wilkes-Barre, PA and died there leaving a large family
      of children. Eliza, Daughter of Persis, daughter of Wait and Persis Cannon, married Abram G. Miller. She left two children,Hariet and Helen. Harriet Miller is Mrs. D.C. Smith of Delhi. Helen died two years ago.
      # Note:
      Mr and Mrs Miller spent most of their lives in Cannonsville, (kept the hotel many years.) She died past 70 years and he was past 90 at the time of his death. He came from New Berlin when a small child with his father and family, who settled on the farm on the east side of the
      Delaware, opposite Speedwell mountain, now owned by Henry Squires. Abram was the only one of the family who remained here. He was a soldier in the was of 1812.
      # Note:
      Joseph Cannon (brother to Wait) was married twice, his first wife, Harty(?) died in 1810, aged 21. She left 2 Children Roxy and Elisha. Roxy married William Underwood. They moved to New Berlin and both died there. Elisha married Catharine Huyck, daughter of Andrew Huyck. Later he married Mrs. Betsy fuller. Elisha Cannon had two sons in the war of War of the Rebellion. (Civil War) Clark the oldest died in the service, and Joseph the youngest, was seriously wounded. (I believe that the Joseph Cannon in the Revolution was Joseph Cannon #1, listed by the DAR. Elisha would have been too young to have sons in the Revolution.)
      # Note:
      On a tombstone in the cemetery is this inscription: "Here lies Harty, wife of Joseph Cannon, died March 1810, at 21." "Ebenezer C., Joseph C., and Rachel C. by her side."
      # Note:
      Joseph Cannon's second wife was Rachel Huyck a Sister to Andrew Huyck. And the children of the second wife were (living) Ephriam, Betsy, and Joseph Cannon. Joseph and his family went west and was living in Wisconsin a few years ago. Wait and Joseph Cannon had a brother, Blossom and a sister Abigail.. Blossom died leaving a daughter, Abigail, whom her
      grandmother brought up. She married James Gauley and she died leaving 3 sons, one of whom is now living.
      # Note:
      Besides the children of Joseph and Abigail Cannon there were two nephews, their names being Benjamin and Nathaniel. 17 Sept 1817, Benjamin Cannon married Persis, the widow of his cousin, Wait Cannon. They had three children. Benjamin, Eliza and George B. Benjamin Cannon,
      Sr., was Justice of the Peace. He was the first postmaster in the first post office at Teedville, now called Trout Creek. The name Pinefield, and Mr. Teed was its first postmaster. The great Espous Turnpike passed through Trout Creek which extended from Kingston to Ithaca and was a
      stage route. It is possible that that was the first highway laid out within the limits of the town.
      # Note:
      Benjamin Cannon built the hotel now owned by Henry Durfee, in 1813 or 1814. In 1817 he gave a deed of the land where the old schoolhouse used to stand, and where the Babtist church now stands, also a deed for the land for a cemetery with the road leading thereto; to 2 trustees,
      Martin Lane and Caleb Smith. If the land where the schoolhouse was built was ever used for any other purpose than for a school the land reverted to the heirs of the said Benjamin Cannon. Also if the land where the cemetery now is, is ever used for any other purpose than a cemetery, it shall revert to the heirs of the donor. The deed is recorded in the county clerk's office in Delhi.
      # Note:
      According to the conditions of the deed, when the first schoolhouse was no longer used as a school building, Benjamin Cannon, son of the giver, bought the old building he owning the lands. He sold the property to the Baptist society who used the old school building for meetings
      until they built the church now occupying the same site.
      # Note:
      Benjamin Cannon was a very generous man, kind to the poor and thoughtful for the welfare of others. His house was a refuge for many who needed comfort and aid. His wife carried the same spirit of kindness. He died in 1839, aged 63, His wife, Persis Cannon died in 1859, aged 81 years.
      # Note:
      Benjamin Cannon, son of Benjamin and Persis Cannon, was a lawyer, graduated from Union College in 1840. He married Ann Miller, A Daughter of Epaphras Miller of Oxford. He was County Clerk of Delaware County. He built the house and laid out the beautiful grounds of "Chester Point" now owned by E.W. Owens. He was Justice of the Peace for many years.
      He was interested in the public's welfare and all the good causes. He moved to Oxford in 1873 and died there. (must have been written about 1890) He left 3 children, Robert M, who lives in Buffalo, and Elizabeth B. who is Mrs. Archibald of Scranton,(NY) and Charles B, in Norwich, who
      now resides in Oneonta.
      # Note:
      Eliza, daughter of Benjamin and Persis Cannon, married Erastus Edgerton, of Franklin, who has been for may years a prominent banker of St. Paul, MN.
      # Note:
      George B, the youngest son of Benjamin and Persis Cannon married Ann Eliza, daughter of Eligah White, of Franklin. They had two sons, one of whom has been comptroller of the currency. George Cannon resided in New York City.
      # Note:
      Nathanial Cannon, Brother of Benjamin Cannon, Sr, was a blacksmith. He built a house where M.W. Owens house now stands. He was four times married, the first three wives each dying in the 40th year of her age. first wife's children were Asahel, Benjamin Tracy, N. Stowell, Carriel and John. Benjamin T. Married for his first wife Huldah Smith, Daughter of Caleb Smith. The second wife was Louisa Howland. M. Stowell married Geanette Rogers, a daughter of Dr. Thomas Rodgers. They are now living in Chicago. Passed the fiftyith anniversary of their marriage last November. Mariel married Belinda Owens who died many years ago. The
      other sons left Cannonvillle when young. Nathaniel Cannon's second wife was Mrs. Susan Wiest, a sister of Deacon William Hawley of Deposit, and she left three Cannon children, Fanny Eliza, William and Susan. And Susan went west, married and was accidently killed many years go.
      Nathaniel Cannon's third and fourth wife left no children. Mr. Cannon sold his home and business to Rev. David W. Nichols and Allen Tinker more than 40 years ago, then moved to the northern part of the county where he died soon after. In 1835 Joseph Cannon moved to Chicago, Illinois,
      while others went west. (Idon't know to whom "others" refers to. This ends the History of the Cannon Family by an unknown author.)

      Father: Ebenezer CANNON b: 1 MAY 1715 in Falmouth, MA
      Mother: Mercy BLOSSOM b: ABT. 1718 in Barnstable, MA

      Marriage 1 Abigal DEXTER b: 16 MAR 1744/45 in Rochester, MA

      * Married: 24 NOV 1768 in Rochester, MA
      * Event: Intentions filed 24 NOV 1468 in Plymouth County Records

      Children

      1. Has Children Joseph(2nd) CANNON b: 23 JUL 1782 in Rochester, Plymouth County,, MA
      2. Has No Children Dexter CANNON
      3. Has No Children Ancel CANNON
      4. Has Children Blossom CANNON
      5. Has Children Weight CANNON b: 17 OCT 1770 in New Bedford, MA
      6. Has No Children Nathaniel CANNON
      7. Has No Children Abigail CANNON
      8. Has Children Eliza Jane CANNON b: 1780 in CT
      9. Has No Children Rachel CANNON
      10. Has Children Clark CANNON b: ABT. 1771 in CT

    Born:
    • poss 1745

    Buried:
    • Moved to Pepacton, lot 197

  • Sources 
    1. [S114] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

    2. [S111] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.

    3. [S161] Bailey, Frederic W.., (New Haven, CT, USA:).