Rev Lewis Dexter

Rev Lewis Dexter

Birth
West Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 18 Oct 1921 (aged 79)
Clermont, Lake County, Florida, USA
Burial West Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 75163376 · View Source
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"Rev. Lewis Dexter ws the son of Parker and Betsey (King) Dexter, of Topsham, VT. His parents were members of the West Topsham church. He became a Christian at ten. July, 1864, he enlisted in Co. H., Ninth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, and served in the army till the war closed. He graduated at New Hampton Institution (NH) in 1869, and from Bates Theological School (Lewiston, ME) in 1872. In July he was ordained by Prof. J. Fullonton and others, and settled at Sabattusville, where he had already preached a year. He was licensed by the Corinth, VT Q.M., in 1870. Soon after his ordination, Oct 17, he married Miss Clara Evans. During his three years at Sabattusville he baptized thirty and received forty-five into the church. From Oct. 1, 1874-June 1, 1878, he was pastor at Georgiaville, R.I., and thirty-one and added fifty-seven to the church. He was then called to the Greenwich Street church, Providence, where he lifted an oppressive church debt of over $8,000. He baptized eleven and received twenty-one into the church during two years. From Sept. 1, 1880, to March 1, 1887, he was pastor of the church at Blackstone, Mass, where he baptized twenty-nine and added fifty to the church. The vestry of the church was remodeled. March 1, 1887, he accepted a call to the Doughty Falls church, North Berwick, ME. He has succedded in developing a deep interest in Sunday-school, missionary and temperance work. The Sunday-school normal instruction he introduced at Ocean Park (ME). He was clerk of the Ministers' Conference of the Rhode Island Association ten years. At the General Conference in 1880 he was delegate from Rhode Island."
--from "Cyclopedia of Free Baptists," pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward. bio info contributed by wmyan@sbcglobal.net


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  • Created by: John McCullough
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 75163376
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Lewis Dexter (7 Feb 1842–18 Oct 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 75163376, citing West Topsham Cemetery, West Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by John McCullough (contributor 47198311) .